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Maritime Breeders weekend at Red Shores

02:52 AM 19 Oct 2013 NZDT
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Maritime Breeders weekend at Charlottetown & Summerside

Charlottetown, PE - The stakes stars continue to invade Island tracks with divisions of the Maritime Breeders being staged at Red Shores Charlottetown Saturday at 6pm and Red Shores Summerside at 1pm.

The two-year-old colts lead the parade Saturday in race 5 with Rancousy listed as the 5-2 morning line favorite. Darren Crowe will do the driving after the colt posted a second place finish in breeder's crown finals last Sunday. Settlement Request (Gilles Barrieau) and Mr Comraderie (Mike Stevenson) are also top contenders.

Rebelseven, owned and trained by Kevin MacLean of Vernon Bridge, gets top billing in the next colt division. Marc Campbell will attempt to put the son of Force of Life in the winner's circle for the fifth time this season. Dumas Walker will headline the final $3,000 MBA elimination for driver Myles Heffernan. The colt is a breeder's crown champion after his 1:57.4 victory last weekend.

Two-year-old filly Saulsbrook Alana is back after her record- setting track performance from a week ago. Marc Campbell piloted the Reg MacPherson owned pacer to a sparkling 1:56 score. The duo has drawn post 8 in race 10 on the card.

In other action, Bunny Mach, who has won her last two in a row, will tackle a full field of contenders in the Mares Open. Gary Chappell will be in the bike.

The program will also feature the David Rose Memorial leg 1 presented by Meridian Farms. A special fans promotion will be tied to the series.

The action will be carried on the live race broadcast from

Summerside Showcase Trotters in Maritime Breeders Eliminations

Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside will play host to an action packed card of racing Sunday with two divisions of the Maritime Breeders Eliminations for two-year-old trotters, Lea Bell Memorial and leg 1 of another new series with the Louis McIsaac Memorial conditioned claiming series presented by Meridian Farms. First race post time is 1pm.

The first MBA elimination is in race 3 and is named in honor of Lea Bell. The veteran horseman from Kensington and former president of the Prince County Horsemen's club campaigned many successful trotters in his career. Bell passed away at the age of 76 in December 2012. The race will star Dusty Lane Galaxy from post two. The two-year-old trotter will be handled by Gary Chappell for owner Peter Buchanan and the estate of George Boswall. Race analyst Jared Stretch is on board with the Stacey Lund trainee. "The resume speaks for itself after six straight victories and one unfortunate start it's hard to find a better record out there." Stretch had also picked BJ Comanche(5) and Phantom Beau (6) as his other top choices.

Bo Digger (Mark McKinnon) and Southfield Shadow (Terry Gallant) will square off in the next MBA split for $3,000. The field has the potential of an upset coming from Villager(Brian MacPhee), Lets Trade Ladies (Garth Cole), Scarlet MacDream (Marc Campbell) and Saulsbrook Pippa (Corey MacPherson).

Meridian Farms is proud to present leg 1 of the Louis McIsaac Memorial. The series, staged on races 7 and 9 on the card, will also have a fan component to the event with customers filling out ballots for chance to win vouchers on the McIsaac races. The Andrew family has a shot in the memorial with Evalina trained by Ron Gass of Cornwall in race 7 while Charlottes Ace is listed as the morning line favorite in race 9.

All the action will be carried at

by Lee A. Drake for Red Shores


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