05/24/2005 11:00PM

Shippers take stakes over holiday


CALGARY, Alberta - Trainer Dave Forster swept both stakes at Stampede Park on the holiday weekend, following up Blowin in the Wind's victory in Saturday's $50,000 Teeworth Plate with Summer Symphony's tally in Monday's $50,000 Ken Pearson Memorial.

Forster vanned both horses back to their Hastings base on Tuesday morning.

In the one-mile Pearson Memorial, Forster chose to employ local rider Quincy Welch after flying Robert Skelly over from Hastings to ride Blowin in the Wind.

Welch guided Summer Symphony to a handy 2 1/2-length victory over A Shaky Start after making a three-wide bid at the quarter pole.

A Shaky Start was boxed in behind the pacesetting duo of Stole One and Unforgettable Two through the final turn, while Welch stayed clear of trouble with a sweeping move aboard Summer Symphony.

When rider Leanne Painter came out for the stretch drive with A Shaky Start, she bumped Unforgettable Two and was subsequently disqualified and placed third.

Summer Symphony completed the mile in 1:38.00.

* In Friday's featured eighth race, Tantoo and Miss Marvic are likely to hook up in a duel for the lead that could set the table for Moe's Hoedown, who just missed in her last outing.