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Part Shark is all bite in Gold Cup & Saucer

August 21, 2010
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The 51st edition of the Gold Cup & Saucer at the Charlottetown Driving Park lived up to the hype as Scott Zeron became the youngest driver to ever win the event and Part Shark paced the fastest mile in the history of the half-mile oval on Saturday.
 
Part Shark roared to immediate command for his 21-year-old teamster and they led the multi-talented field through fractions of :26.4, :54.4 and 1:22.3 before finishing off the competition with a :28.2 final quarter en route to the 1:51 clocking. Race favorite Stonebridge Terror was second and Panda Bear rounded out the top three finishers in the $60,000 affair.
 
“He’s a good horse, he’s bred right and he’s going to get better with age,” said trainer Wayne Preszcator. “He’s been training well and Scott (Zeron) has a ton of respect for the horse and he drove him like he’s the best.”
 
“I love PEI,” roared Zeron in the winner’s circle. “Like I said last week, if I made front he wouldn’t be beat tonight. I’m so glad for the owners and everyone involved with him.”
 
The 4-year-old gelded son of Four Starzzz Shark-Pop Art, who is owned by the Secret Weapon Stables of Waterloo, Ont., improved his 2010 record to 8-3-5 in 24 starts with the win and his overall bankroll climbed to $204,085. (SC)
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