SC's Bring A Friend promotion at Red Shores

05:18 AM 07 Jun 2014 NZST
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Charlottetown, PE - The fields are set for another weekend of racing at Red Shores Charlottetown Saturday at 6pm with Red Shores Summerside going post-ward at 1pm on Sunday. The Bring a Friend promotion, which has Standardbred Canada teaming up with tracks across the country, will also take place with fans being treated to behind the scenes tours, prize giveaways and winner's circle presentations.

The Saturday program includes an impressive line-up from one of Atlantic Canada's newest stables. Foxyhall Racing, owned by Ron Hall of Summerside PE, has joined forces with trainer-driver Jason Hughes of Charlottetown. The partnership has been successful so far. Narragansett, a five-year-old brown gelding by Rocknroll Hanover, will attempt for his third win in a row in race 9. It won't be easy with red hot Camcun off the rail who is sporting a three race win streak for Kenny Arsenault.

There are two new horses out of the Foxyhall stable that have been noticed by the rail-birds. Say It Again Sam has won both starts since arriving from Mohawk including a 1:58.2 posting and final quarter charted in a dazzling 27.4 seconds. He is favored to win his assignment in race 4. Astor moves to the Island from Yonkers Raceway in New York. The son of Camluck won his qualifier by a whopping 21 lengths in 1:57.2 and starts from post 8 in race 7 for Hughes.

In other action, All Turain will try to extend his winning streak to nine when the pacer goes to the gate in the evening's featured event in race 11. Brodie MacPhee will be back in the bike for trainer-owner Trevor Hicken and his co-owner Lee Hicken. The line-up has Cambest Kisser (pp1), Touch of Lightning (pp2), Perfect Escape (pp3), Judge Jon (pp4), R Sonoflife (pp5), All Turain (pp6).

A familiar name returns to the racetrack for the 2014 campaign. Zip the Lip, owned by Orville Willis and Don Sweet of O'Leary, gets the rail for his regular pilot Brian MacPhee in the open trot.

For the complete list of entries, top picks and live video go to www.redshores.ca

Hail the Taxi Debuts in Summerside feature

Summerside, PE - Hail the Taxi makes his Prince Edward Island debut Sunday in the top class at Red Shores Summerside. Post time for the 12 dash card is 1pm. The Bring a Friend to the track promotion, presented by Standardbred Canada, will also highlight the card with race hostess Marie MacRae taking guests on behind the scenes tours, winner's circle presentations and prize draws. The action will be carried at www.redshores.ca

Hail the Taxi joins the Darren Trainor stable after competing on the Ontario circuit at Mohawk, Flamboro, Woodbine and London. The four-year-old qualified over Mohawk in 1:55.2. Gilles Barrieau is listed to drive from post 4. Here is the field. Outside the Wire (pp1), Lucky Encounter (pp2), High Bar (pp3), Hail the Taxi (pp4), McMaverick (pp5), Ultimate Luck (pp6), SA Summers Luck (pp7).

The afternoon back-class has Acton O So Royal listed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for owner-trainer Wayne Pike. The pacer has a win and a third from three starts this season. Regular pilot Mark Bradley is on stakes assignment in Truro so Norris Rogers will pick up the catch-drive. Veterans Blu Meadow Willie and Life Savior are also triactor possibilities.

The always popular barn 4 will send out some contenders on the program. Joachim, owned by Wendell and Robbie Shaw, Summerside and Derek Folland, steps on the track to compete in race 9 for catch-driver Michael McGuigan while owner-trainer and driver Rocky Schurman handles Carrera Angel in race 10. Schurman and Carrera Angel won the Summerside pace during the big O'Brien Awards race card in February.

Silverhill Lucky hasn't missed the top three yet this season. The colt gets top billing once again when he competes in race 6 for owner Casey Gavin, Tignish, trainer Thane Mann and driver Terry Gallant. This combination is one of the hottest teams on the grounds right now.

For the complete list of entries, results, top picks or live video go to www.redshores.ca

by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

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