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Charlottetown, PE- Adkins Hanover's Red Shores Charlottetown debut was cut short a week ago, but on the final race of the 2017 winter meet, he turned out the lights on his harness racing rivals to score the feature race victory over the legendary CDP. Scoring from post 7 the Ambyr Campbell trainee scorched over to the opening split of :27.4 before opening up through a half in:56.1. The son of Western Ideal paced over the three-quarters pole in 1:26.1 before scoring a multiple length victory in 1:57.1. Corey Macpherson handled the lines for owner Perry Burke of Quebec. The win have Macpherson a hat trick on the card after getting Dusty Lane Zendaya back on the winning track and an Open Trot score with Holy Mollie Maggie The top driver on Prince Edward Island in 2016 closed out the 2017 winter meet with a statement. After being absent last week, Marc Campbell scored three straight victories from races eighteen for a natural hat trick before clicking in Race 12 with the classy 10-year-old pacer Eagle Jolt. The son of Village Jolt capped off a marvelous day for Campbell, giving him a training triple on the card. Hickory Chumley returned to the Island to close out the meet in winning fashion and maritime bred Woodmere Articblue crushed her rivals on route to her second victory in 2017. Gary Chappell scored a driving double on the card. The wager on the afternoons card was $39, 417. Racing will return to Red Shores Charlottetown on April 22. The complete results go to www.redshores.ca. By Bo Ford

Charlottetown, PE - Gary Chappell picked up a milestone driving victory on the Saturday afternoon card at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park, notching his 2700th lifetime harness racing victory after receiving the catch driving call about Make It So. The 'Red Robin' enjoyed a driving double scoring with Lexis Mandy. The afternoon feature class was rocking and rolling past the opening quarter in single file to newcomer Adkins Hanover and Forever Paradise set up for a two-hole ride with his three race win streak on the line before an accident approaching the half. Racing Officials deemed the race a "no contest" as the horses approached the 3/4's after Junebugs Baby managed to slip his leg through the wheel of Rash B Havior before coming to a halt in the stretch. No horses or drivers were injured in the incident. Customers received a complete refund. Dusty Lane Zendaya watched her streak snap at four races during the afternoon's eighth dash. Her stablemate, Tell Me Why, was able to pocket ride off of soft fractions sneaking up the passing lane and landing her nose on the line first. Trainer Ronnie Gass would later double up on afternoon wins with the Tominator. Kenny Arsenault has been red hot to start 2017 at Red Shores, he added a trio of wins to his yearly total as well as cashing in on a training double with Dbs Rosco and Dees Boy. Reinsman Adam Merner picked up a driving double on the 14 dash card. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Bo Ford

Charlottetown, PE - Harness racing streaks were continuing and being formed on Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday afternoon.   Dusty Lane Zendaya continued her winning ways in the first race of the afternoon, stringing her undefeated career to four in a row. Corey MacPherson turned tactics this week brushing the three-year-old Aahm Canadian Now daughter to the lead and drawing off for a lifetime best win in 2:02.2. Shelly and Alexis Gass own the Ron Gass trainee, who had a training double on the day. Forever Paradise continued his winning ways in the afternoon feature picking up his third straight win on route to his 50th lifetime victory. MacPherson took early control off the wings before giving way to the return of Junebugs Baby who laid down numbers of :29.2, 1:00.1, 1:29.3 before the Kevin Maclean trainee tipped to the outside and drove away in 1:58.3 for owners Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie. Marc Campbell has started the 2017 meet at Red Shores right where he left off in 2016 stinging his competition for a 4 bagger including a finale score with his own trainee Woodmere Articblue in 1:59.2. Frill Seeker has been a model of consistency over the past month for trainer, driver Kenny Arsenault picking up his third straight score in the afternoon Open Trot. Dale Spence teamed up with trainer Greg MacInnis for an afternoon double with Bold Arrow and Jays Little Spark. Jason Hughes wheeled back three winners a piece on the 16 dash card. Arsenault clicked for a Double. The wager on the afternoon card was $ 42,640.   For complete results and payouts go to www.redshores.ca.   By Bo Ford

Charlottetown, PE - Two-hole ride winners seemed to be a trend on the first Saturday afternoon card at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in 2017 and that's just how Forever Paradise would deliver in the harness racing feature. The now seven-year old son of Western Paradise set up shop on the front end in the early going before being rebuffed by Doing Some Damage who laid down the fractions of :30.3, 1:01.1 and 1:30.2 before driver Corey MacPherson shot the Kevin Maclean trainee Forever Paradise up the passing lane for his 49th lifetime victory. It was his second victory in a row at the top class level for owners Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie. The time of the mile was 1:59.4. Macpherson was also able to keep the streak alive for Dusty Lane Zendaya, the three-year-old daughter of Aahm Canadian Now finished 2016 a perfect two for two and would give 'The Tiger' a double on the day capturing her third straight victory. Ideal Space will go down in history as the first winner of 2017 at Red Shores. Off a career year in 2016, Adam Merner used front end tactics to take the first race of the new year at the capital city oval. Joey Squires trains for owners John and Albert MacGillivary. The winning didn't end there for the connections. Merner set Simon Said up for a two hole ride in behind fraction setter Red Magician before dropping into the passing lane to share doubles all around. On the topic of doubles, Kenny Arsenault who was read hot to close out 2016, continued his winning ways scoring a pair of driving and training victories. With Frill Seeker and Highland Boreas. Marc Campbell, Red Shores' leading driver in 2016 picked up a driving double on the card with Scarlet Saphire and the fastest trip out the day with veteran pacer Eagle Jolt in 1:57.3. Three cheque presentations were made as part of the Trainer-Driver Challenge offered in 2016. Jason Hughes was the leading point getter with 1,414 points and took home $2500, Marc Campbell finished second with 843 taking home $1500, and Arsenault rounded out the top three with 786, good for $1000. This Challenge is a way to honor the dedication, time and talent of being a trainer-driver in the harness racing industry. The wager for the afternoon card was $45,704. By Bo Ford

Charlottetown, PE - Forever Paradise may not of had the same season he did in 2015 but that didn't matter in the New Years Eve harness racing feature at Red Shores Charlottetown. The six-year-old maritime bred by Western Paradise used a ground saving journey for 'The Tiger' Corey MacPherson to slay Drivingthedragon's win streak in 1:57.2. The New Zealand invader Drivingthedragon N was parked out to the quarter in :28.1 before clearing to the lead and laying down fractions of :58.2 and 1:28.3 putting away a first over attacker in Rash B Havior but didn't have enough to fend of the patented 1/8 of a mile spirt of Forever Paradise. Macpherson who enjoyed a careee year in 2016 closed it out with a driving triple. Reg MacPherson along with Aaron and David MacKenzie own the Kevin Maclean trainee who picked up his 48th lifetime victory, just hours shy from turning seven. Marc Campbell crushed his previous single season dash title at Red Shores in 2016 topping up with a driving hattrick on the night to set the new plateau at 144. The three victories gave him the most wins in a maritime season for 2016 with 213. Kenny Arsenault enjoyed a driving and training double with Howmacs Pride and American Captain.'' By Bo Ford  

It was a historic Saturday afternoon harness racing card at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park as Marc Campbell notched his 131st driving victory of the 2016 season at Red Shores Charlottetown to set a new record for most wins in a single season. Campbell had been sitting on the win for an entire week and couldn't sit any longer, as he took charge with his own trainee Freddie in the Race 4 Open Trot. Campbell floated him off the wings in a six horse field from post six, riding the outside until the half and then clearing the fraction setter to drive on for the record setting victory. The Three Wisemen Stable are the owners of the 16 time winner in 2016. The ink on the record books was hardly dry when Campbell started to add to the record, scoring with Female Finesse later in the card to set the current total at 132. The 'King of Island Racing', who was recently nominated for the O'Brien Award for Horsemanship picked up his 200th driving victory on the season and his 63rd training victory with the win. The 'Blue Knight' and his dragon, Drivingthedragon N went to battle in the Saturday afternoon feature race and returned victorious once again. Handicapped with the outside post 8, it didn't take long for driver Jason Hughes to cross the mare over to the lead and dictate the pace. The daughter of Sutter Hanover picks up her second straight feature victory and third in her last four starts. Donald MacRae owns the ten time winner for 2016 who laid down fractions of :29.1, :59.3, 1:30 before closing it out in 1:59. A pair of Dusty Lane Farms employees enjoyed multiple wins at the office on Saturday, Donnie MacNeill scored a training and driving double and Corey MacPherson scored a driving triple closing out the afternoon card with Jetta Flys who picked up his third straight victory. The afternoon handle was $43,717. By Bo Ford

Drivingthedragon N made quick work of her harness racing feature race rivals on Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Charlottetown. Leaving from post 7, the Jason Hughes trainee blasted off the wings, engaging in an early dual with Motorino to the opening quarter before taking complete control and drawing off to win by six. Owned by Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge, she laid down fractions of :28.1, :58.4, 1:28.2 before closing in out in 1:58.1 over a rain soaked capital city oval. The seven-year-old daughter of Sutter Hanover is making a late case for the Aged Pacing Mare of the Year award in the region. Since arriving on red soil the mare has seven wins from 13 starts, including the Atlantic Aged Mares final and knocking off invitational superstar D Gs Camme. The victory capped off another stellar day for 'The Blue Knight', in race eight he steered Dial The Bossman to his fourth consecutive victory, using first up tactics to win by three and a quarter lengths. The two-year-old son of Artistic Fella has been impressive in his young racing career for trainer Tom Weatherbie and owner Doug MacPhee. It was part of a driving hat-trick who also scored with trainee First Art Down. Fresh off winning the Paul MacDonald Drivers Championship last week, Corey MacPherson picked up right where he left off scoring three victories on the card. Macpherson, who is enjoying a career best season scored with Just A Professor from off the pace and followed up with front-end victories about Jetster and Jetta Flys. Marc Campbell will have to wait another day to break his record for most wins in a season at Red Shores Charlottetown. He headed into the card just two back from breaking the record but only managed to score with his own trainee Woodmere Articblue, who picked up her third straight victory. Veteran reinsman Kenny Arsenault was in fine form on Saturday afternoon with a pair of victories aboard Frill Seeker and Dbs Rosco from his own outfit. The afternoon wager for the 16-dash card was $43,086. By Bo Ford

It was the Marc Campbell show on Sunday at Red Shores Charlottetown and it was capped off courtesy of a harness racing feature race win with Eagle Jolt. The Winsloe resident capped off a grand slam with the nine-year-old son of Village Jolt winning the $2,300 Preferred. Minor Wisdom rocked the gate and laid down cut throat :27.3, :57 fractions before the pocket sitting Simon Said took over the lead. Drivingthedragon pushed the pace and took over the lead in mid stretch before Eagle Jolt nosed her out in 1:56.2. It was the 10th win on the season for the veteran pacer who will be a candidate for Aged Pacer of the year with over $15, 000 in the bankroll in 2016 for owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald. The 'Campbell Watch' was under full watch on Sunday as he closes in on his 2012 dash title for most wins in a single season at Red Shores. Campbell drove into Sundays card with 119 seasonal winners and with the grand slam he moved to 123, just seven wins away. The Campbell show started early with his own trainee Island Energetic scoring in race 1, he followed up with Elm Grove Kaboom for Larry and Kathy Chappell in Race 3. Woodmere Terror a first time Campbell trainee also scored a front-end victory to give Campbell a training triple and give him a new seasonal best for most wins in a single season as a trainer at 58. Veteran reinsmen Kenny Arsenault enjoyed a driving double on the card scoring with American Captain from his own stable and with Kayas Sweetheart for Ralph Sweet. The afternoon handle was $26,618 on the 14-dash card. Racing returns to Red Shores Charlottetown next Saturday with a 12:30 start. By: Bo Ford

Red Shores Summerside played home to a flurry of stake action on Sunday afternoon featuring the harness racing two-year-old colts and fillies in the Joe O'Brien and Lady Slippers stakes.   Tobinator bounced back with an eye catching performance in the lone Joe O'Brien Gold division for $16,000. The Trevor Hicken trainee used a Corey MacPherson first over trip to over power fraction setter and the post time second choice Carters Caper. The 1:56.3 clocking was his lifetime best score from four victories and just one fifth of a second off the two-year-old track record. The son of Coastocoast Yankee is owned by Kent Livingston, Perry, Robin and Luke Burke.   The win was part of a driving triple for the reinsmen MacPherson who scored with Magical Cowgirl in a Lady Slipper Grassroot and Just A Professor in a condition. The daughter of former Maritime free-for-all pacer Proven Lover, Filly Forty Seven used front-end tactics for driver-trainer Marc Campbell to score in the first Lady Slipper Gold division for $11,000. Campbell blasted his charge to the point and held off a late charge from Tobins Secret for her third victory of the season in a lifetime best 1:59.2. She is owned by Daryl Maclean, Kate Smallwood, Corey Carver and Tanya Tremblet. Campbell had a driving and training double on the card scoring with Ryans Allstars in a O'Brien Grassroot division in 1:58.4. Mark Bradley picked up a pair of 'Slippers' during his Sunday afternoon duties. Bradley guided his own trainee Shesaroyal Cowgirl to a pocket ride victory in the second Gold division. The red,white and black released Goodmorning Ky to the lead after post time favorite Woodmere Dreams made a break. Bradley tipped her out at the top of the stretch for her second straight victory also in a lifetime best 1:59.2. The daughter of Brandons Cowboy is owned by Brian and William Andrew. Bradley scored with Keep It Country in a Grassroots division. Positive Outcome and Traces Of Purple won the other two Lady Slipper Grassroots. The Hawk was the winner of the other Joe O'Brien Grassroot. The Ultimate Stable, trainer Sifroi Melanson and driver Mark Pezzarello had a team double winning with Ultimately Handsome and Ultimate Flyingnun in the Peter Coughlin Memorial. The afternoon wager was $36,658. Racing returns to Red Shores Summerside for a special Labour Day card. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca.   By Bo Ford

Red Shores Charlottetown witnessed some vintage harness racing Walter Cheverie driving in the evenings top races. Cheverie showed his patients in the evening top class with his own trainee Nogreatmischief waiting until the head of the lane and circled the field for a 1:56.4 victory. Ok Galahad released stable made to lead past the half both the Hughes trainees couldn't hold off the late charge. Cheverie is the owner of the top class winner. Ramblinglily returned to her winning ways in the Race 7 Open Mares with another Cheverie worst to first move for regular pilot Cheverie to complete the driving double. The Alan Jones trainee was saddled with the outside Post 6 and used a brush past the three quarters to overtake fraction setter and Spud Island Classic winner Shadows Mystery. Trainer Alan Jones co-owns with Norm Leger. 'Lily's' 10th win of the season was clocked in 1:56.4. Veteran campaigner Brian MacPhee had a hat trick on the 10 dash card winning with All The Weapons, Idealic Life and Celebrate Your Bet. Jason Hughes picked up a driving double on the card. Racing returns with an action packed card at Red Shores Summerside featuring the two-year-old colts and fillies in the Joe O'Brien and Lady Slipper Stakes. By Bo Ford

The Ferris wheel lights may not have been in the background at Red Shores Charlottetown on Thursday night but harness racing driver Marc Campbell had no problem lighting it up. Campbell, a two-time Gold Cup and Saucer winner went swinging for the fences, hitting a grand slam on the 12-dash card. He capped his four victories off in the Open Trot when his own trainee Freddie. Campbell has a perfect pocket ride behind the newly deemed track record holder Osprey Impact before she spoiled her chances with a break around the final turn. The four-year- old gelded son of Majestic Son returned to winning form scoring in 1:58.3 for his tenth victory of the season for the Three Wisemen Stable. The Winsloe native also scored with Vintage Winner, Yankee No More and Cardigan Jack who was part of a training double for trainer Paul Morrison. Zanzibar scored in a lifetime best 1:58 to complete the double. Doing Some Damage priced up the Thursday evening top class, entered as a $12,000 claimer driver Corey MacPherson blasted his charge off of the gate and set up for a pocket ride heading towards the half. The Trevor Hicken trainee slipped up the passing lane for his 40th lifetime victory in 1:55.2. Kent Livingston is the owner. The 6-2-1 triactor was the selection of track announcer Vance Cameron. Trainer Jackie Matheson picked up his 39th and 40th Red Shores Charlottetown victories on the card courtesy of Artners In Crime and Alittleeasternagic. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca. By Bo Ford

Machinthesand in line to Norris Rogers used a first over journey to overpower fraction setter Motorino, to take the Wednesday harness racing feature at Red Shores Summerside. The seven-year-old son of Mach Three positioned himself in the three-hole from post six before making his move just past the half and stopping the clock in 1:55.3. It was Machinthesand's six win of the season for the Noonan Holdings Ltd., Russell and Karen Noonan. Hughie Murphy handles the training duties. Motorino laid down fractions of :28,:58 and 1:26.3 and held tough to be second, Painted Desert picked up the show prize. Veteran free-legged pacer Blu Meadow Willie added his name to an elusive category when he crossed the finish line first in Race 6. The 12-year-old son of Drop Off picked up his 60th lifetime victory in his 282nd lifetime start for co-owners Bob and Brenda MacInnis. Walter Cheverie engineered the winning trip getting up by a neck to win in 2:01.4. Cheverie picked up the driving double scoring in Race 7 with the Alex Sobey trainee Sendmeasign. Corey MacPherson also scored a driving double, winning first with Minor Wisdom for Kristina McCourt and closing out the card with his own trainee Useful Hanover. Racing returns to Red Shores Summerside on Sunday with a 1 p.m.start. The card will feature the 2-year-old colts and fillies in the Joe O'Brien and Lady Slipper Stakes. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca. By Bo Ford

The horses return to the legendary Red Shores Summerside harness racing oval on Wednesday night under the lights with a 7 p.m. The locally based Motorino is pegged as the morning-line favorite in the $2,000 featured Race 8. The Terry Gallant trainee comes in off of a scratch but the last time he went behind the gate he was a front-end winner in a season best 1:55.3. Gallant will be back in the driver seat, he co-owns with Eric Johnston. Foxyhall Racing's Narragansett has drawn post 5 fresh off of bang up second place finish in the Wal and Joe Hennessey for trainer and driver Jason Hughes. The seven-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover is having a bounce back season with over $7,000 made in 16 starts. Momara comes in with a three-race win streak on the line. The main land invader is owned by Ralph Harvey and trained by son Ed. Walter Cheverie picks up the catch-driving assignment. The evening finale, Race 9, sees Lucky Encounter try to extend his win streak to three when he tackles seven rivals from Post 5. The Back Stretch Beat has pegged Blu Meadow Willie to pick up his 60th lifetime victory in the 6th race. The veteran free-legged pacer has been sitting on number 59 over his past five starts. For race programs and more information visit www.redshores.ca By Bo Ford

Charlottetown PE- Forever Paradise returned to his winning way on Saturday night at Red Shores Charlottetown taking the $2,200 harness racing feature. Mike McGuigan pointed the post time favorite to the lead for trainer Kevin Maclean, laying down fractions of :28.3,:58.1 and 1:27 before laying down a closing quarter of :28.4, stopping the clock in 1:55.4. Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron Mackenzie share ownership of the 6-year-old Western Paradise gelding. It was a stretch drive the McGuigan family won't soon forget, Mike's father Len McGuigan picked up the catch driving call on long shot All Turain and as they reach the top of the stretch the teacher Len tipped All Turain out of the three hole but didn't have enough to take the student Mike to school. McGuigan picked up a driving double on the card winning with his own trainee Fightmaster in the 5th race. Trainer Vaughn Doyle had the early daily double on the card driving Scoot Out Of Here to a race 1 victory before handing the lines over to Marc Campbell who completed the double with Ideal Lifestyle. Doyle would rack up a driving double on the card winning with Three Truths later on the card. Campbell had a driving triple on the card winning with Zero Rate and his own trainee the 'King of the Rock' Inspired Art in the evening finale. The total handle was $24,431 Machinthesand doubles up on feature victories Summerside PE- The Machinthesand fans are used to seeing at Red Shores Summerside is back and he is back with a vengeance. After crushing his opponents with a front-end victory on Wednesday night, The Hughie Murphy trainee was back at it again on Sunday in the afternoon feature. Norris Rogers rolled the seven-year-old Mach Three gelding through hot fractions before driving away from pocket sitting Motorino and picking up back to back victories for the Noonan Holdings LTD - Russell and Karen Noonan. His fifth victory of the year was a season's best clocking, 1:55.1. The victory was part of a driving double for Rogers who kicked of the card aboard his own trainee Goodmorning Rambo. Corey MacPherson also had a driving double on the card winning with Dustylanemissmolly in a lifetime best 1:57.2 and closed out the card with Useful Hanover. The total handle was $16,688 For complete race results and replays visit www.redshores.ca. By Bo Ford

Charlottetown, PE - Young harness racing reinsmen Adam Merner took full advantage of some live catch drives on Thursday night at Red Shores Charlottetown. Merner celebrated a career night capturing a hat-trick on the card that included a victory in the evenings feature race. Veteran pacer Smiley Bayama may have been over shadowed by his driver's performance on the night but the 8 year-old Aces Up stallion picked up his fourth consecutive victory for owners Shelley and Alexis Gass. The Ron Gass trainee scored in 1:56.1. The duo of Merner and Gass also teamed up with Caliban Hanover earlier on the card. Merner's third winner on the card was with Kyle Gillis trainee Windemere Stanley. Marc Campbell trainee Freddie returned to winning form in the Open Trot, crushing his rivals in 1:59. Campbell handed the driving duties to assistant trainer Ryan Desroche for the Three Wiseman Stable. The first year pilot made no doubt about the catch-drive, engineering a first over journey before clearing up the back side and driving away with a :28.4 closing quarter. A day shy of his birthday Gary Chappell picked up a driving double with trainee J J Dream Chasin and aboard Female Finesse. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Bo Ford  

Charlottetown, PE - Jeb, in line to driver Jason Hughes, needed every step of the race track to collar fraction setter Forever Paradise in the top class Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 'Blue Knight' used a first over attack before dropping into the two-hole up the back stretch during a 28.3 third quarter, moving out at the top of the stretch and nailing the victory at the wire in 1:55. The Hughes trainee picked up his third consecutive victory for owners Robi Hughes, Eric MacLauchlan and Blair MacLauchlan, Stratford, PE. Dubbed the 'Queen of the Open Mares' in the Maritime region, Ramblinglily used a perfect two hole trip for reinsmen Walter Cheverie to return to her winning form this week in 1:55.4. Owned by Alan Jones and Norm Leger the maritime bred daughter of Articulator looked prepped and ready for next week's Lobster Fest eliminations at Red Shores Summerside. Driver and trainer Kenny Arsenault picked up a pair of victories with a set of dandy looking three-year-old colts. Lukes Cowboy took a two-hole ride until the three quarter pole before making the move out of the two-hole to score in 1:56.2. Rosewood was sent right down the road clicking the teletimer in 1:57.2. Corey MacPherson extended his lead as the top driver at Red Shores Charlottetown with victories aboard his own trainees Brodys Leona and Swingirl. He also won with Idealic Life making it a natural hat trick. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

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