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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

Casimir Luciano returned to his winning way on a harness racing Friday afternoon in the Canada Day Pace at Red Shores Summerside. Marc Campbell put the Ralph Sweet trainee on top for every call for his tenth win of the season, stopping the teletimer in 1:56.4. The win puts the seven-year old gelded son of Sir Luck over $10, 000 in earnings on the season. The first two-year-old winner of the 2016 season came in Race 5 on the afternoon courtney of Twomacsoneshadow.   The two-year-old son of Shadow Play was put on top at every call by driver Gilles Barrieau winning in 1:59.   Trained by Earl Watts the first win lifetime came for owners Wayne Mac Rae and the Howmac Farms LTD.   The win was one of two victories for the Maritime Magic Man on the card. Drivers Terry Gallant, Jason Hughes and Ken Murphy all enjoyed driving doubles on the card.   For complete results go to www.redshores.ca.   By Bo Ford  

Charlottetown, PE - On a Thursday night trot at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park that featured five trot races it was gelding Frill Seeker and mare Osprey Impact taking their respective Open Trot classes. Frill Seeker in rein to Kenny Arsenault dominated the horses and gelding open trot, taking over control off of the gate, after heavy favorite Freddy made a break, Frill Seeker laid down all the numbers just missing the horses and geldings track record, with a 1:58.3 victory for the Ebbsfleet Stables. Walter Cheverie and Osprey Impact used a perfect pocket ride behind fraction setter Paymenowpaymelater to take the Open Mares trot in 1:59.4 for owner and trainer Paul Larrabee. It was her first win in only her second start of the season. The other trot winners were Howmac Gypsy (Jack Panting), I Aint No Lady (Corey MacPherson) and Majian Chester (James Ripley) Bazillion entered at a $10,000 claiming price was able to price up his seven rivals in the Thursday feature. Owned by Kent Livingston and trained by Trevor Hicken the six-year-old son of Village Jolt and pilot Brian Macphee used rail control to lay down all the fraction for a 1:57.1 score. In the evenings fifth race there was an accident just passed the half involving Canadian Rocket (Mark Cullen) and Bumpbsandbruises (Darrell Neill). Both drivers and horses walked away from the accident. Arsenault picked up a driving double on the card. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - The annual Canada Day card at Red Shores Summerside will kick off an action packed weekend at both Red Shores locations this week. The 14-dash card will get underway Friday at 1 p.m. and will feature the always-entertaining Canada Day Pace. The afternoon top class will line up in Race 13, as outside Post 6 starter Machinthesand will look to make it back-to-back victories in the Red Shores Summerside feature. With rail control last time out the seven-year-old Mach Three gelding used a perfect pocket ride to deliver in deep stretch for owners Noonan Holdings LTD., Russell and Karen Noonan. The 1:57.2 score completed with a :28.4 closing quarter is the best win time to date for the Hughie Murphy trainee. Ken Murphy will handle the driving duties. Last week's runner-up finisher Motorino carries a 6 for 8 top three-finish record into the race from Post 4, Terry Gallant trains, drives and co-owns with Eric Johnston. The field is rounded out by Rash B Havior, Spirit of America, Casimir Luciano and Dbs Rosco. The back-up Non-winners of $1,251 will close out the afternoon card in Race 14, Athletic Putnam has been installed as the morning line favorite for owners Paul Biggar and Donald Callbeck, Dale Spence will pick up the driving assignment. The ever-popular Backstretch Beat is not going with morning odds favorite in this class. The "Beat" has listed position 2 starter Bowyer Hanover as the top selection. For race programs, top picks with the Backstretch Beat and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca Forever Paradise gets top call in Red Shores Feature Charlottetown, PE - A pair of Cecil Ladner Memorial starters will square off in the Race 7 Preferred 1 Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 6pm. Forever Paradise will pick up the catch driving services of Gilles Barrieau this week from post 5 and has been listed as the morning line favorite. The ownership group of Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie, have enjoyed a seven for eight top three finish this season which includes four victories for the Kevin MacLean trainee. The newcomer to the Island racing scene, Doing Some Damage, has drawn into post 4 in the compact field of 5 for owner Kent Livingston. Coming in off of a fifth place finish in the Ladner, the winner of 38 races lifetime will team up with driver Corey MacPherson for trainer Trevor Hicken. The field is rounded out by My Lucky Killean (Ken Murphy), Jeb (Jason Hughes) and Fightmaster (Mike McGuigan). Six of the region's best mares will face-off in Race 9 with Ramblinglily drawing the outside post 6 as the morning line favorite while Best Risque has post 5. Last week's Open Mare winner Shadows Mystery is absent from competition this week. The 12-dash card gets underway at 6 p.m. For race programs, top picks and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca By Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Last year's Governors Plate Champion D Gs Camme is back and Saturday night he'll look for redemption against seven rivals in the 2016 addition of the Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 6pm. The Bell-Aliant Race Day TV1 webcast will carry all the action beginning at 5:30pm at www.redshores.ca Dubbed the morning line favorite from post 7, the six-year-old son of Blissfull Hall will look to turn his runner-up finish in last year's Ladner final into redemption for owners Tom Clark, Ron Matheson, Quentin and Hal Bevan, Charlottetown, PE. D Gs Camme showed last week he is back to old form leaving the preferred pacers in the dust winning by three lengths in 1:55. Gilles Barrieau will handle the driving duties for trainer Jackie Matheson as they search for their first Ladner victory. The task at hand will not be easy when he faces off against Mach Wheel, stable-mate Clic K, Forever Paradise, Narragansett, Ok Galahad, Warrawee Phoenix and newcomer Doing Some Damage. The Atlantic Regional Driver Championship is also in play on the card. Eight drivers from across the region will square off in eight races with the top two finishers heading to the National Driver Championship to see who will represent Canada at the 2017 World Driving Championship. Islander Jason Hughes looks to be the favorite heading into the event with the best morning line odds of his seven rivals. Prince Edward Island will also send out Walter Cheverie, Corey MacPherson and Marc Campbell. John Gerard Kennedy, Paul Langille and Darren Crowe will represent Nova Scotia. While New Brunswick's lone representative is Ed Harvey. The Waveskills Sailing School Pace will feature six of the top Open Mares in the region, with Ramblinglily, fresh off a 1:54.4 track record tying performance at Red Shores Summerside, selected as the morning line favorite. For race programs, top picks or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca Motorino favored Summerside top class Summerside, PE - The action shifts to Red Shores Summerside on Sunday when Motorino looks to pick up back-to-back victories in the afternoon feature. Post time is 1pm. The race seven, Post 3 starter was a winner for trainer driver and co-owner Terry Gallant last week when clearing to the lead past the half and driving away to win by two and a quarter lengths in 1:57.1. Eric Johnston shares ownership. From post 2 Casimir Luciano will look to return to his winning ways after seeing his four race win streak go up in smoke last week, Jason Hughes gets the catch driving call for owner, trainer Ralph Sweet. The small but select field of five is rounded out with Machinthesand, Rash B Havior and American Captain. Coasttocoastshark is the morning line favorite in race 6 to kick off the pick 5 promotion with a jackpot of $500 for on track players. Corey Macpherson will do the driving for owner Shirley Wallace and trainer Jeffery Wallace, Alberton, PE. The $100,000 Dash for Cash is also in play at Red Shores Summerside in Race 12, P C Shockwave is listed as the morning line favorite after shocking his rivals last trip out winning by 13 in 1:57.3 for owner Scott MacPhail and trainer, driver Wade Sorrie. The Backstretch Beat has pegged a long shot play in the afternoon finale, landing on J Rs Hurricane for catch-driver Kenny Arsenault. For entries, top picks with the backstretch beat and live video go to www.redshores.ca By Bo Ford  

Charlottetown, PE - The best harness racing 3-year-old pacers the Maritimes have to offer are set to duke it out in their respective eliminations for next week's elusive Maritime Breeders Finals. Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park will play host to a power packed 14-dash card featuring five Maritime Breeders Eliminations, Preferred 1 feature and the best mares the East Coast has to offer. Action gets under way at 6 p.m. Jackson K Down will kick off the three colt eliminations in Race 4 when the two-year-old stand out looks to win his ninth straight race dating back to last season. Owned by the Downey Stables and conditioned by Steve Mason, the son of Camystic has won 12 of his 13 lifetime starts. Gilles Barrieau will handle the driving duties from Post 1. Dusty Lane Arby showed in the Bob Dewar he has the stuff to strut with the big boys, he has drawn post 5 in the second $3,000 elimination for driver Corey MacPherson, he will have to contend with another Downey-Mason hopeful in K D Overdrive who has drawn the outside Post 6. A pair of Tom Weatherbie trainees have drawn into the first Maritime Breeders elimination for the fillies, morning line favorite Glory Jean has drawn post 3 for driver Mark Bradley while Howmac Annie will leave from post 2 in the field of 7 for Barrieau. Meridian Farms sire Brandons Cowboy will be well represented in the final colts division Race 10, Lukes Cowboy is the morning line Favorite for Kenny Arsenault from Post 3, Beaus Cowboy has Post 6 and J K Cowboy will leave from Post 4. Howmacscanasta will highlight the second of only two filly divisions, the daughter of Articulator has drawn the outside post 7 for owners Wayne MacRae, Robert Tilley and Lester Mott, the Barrieau trained and driven winner of seven races lifetime will look to pick up her third victory from only three starts. Last year's Governors Plate winner and Gold Cup and Saucer, D Gs Camme will headline the race 13 feature, fresh off of a 1:57 and change, the now six-year-old son of Blissfull Hall has been saddled with the Post 7 for conditioner Jackie Matheson and the his regular pilot Barrieau. For race programs, top picks or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca Casimir Luciano going for eight at Summerside Summerside, PE - Harness racing action is back at Red Shores Summerside Sunday at 1pm. The 13th race feature will once again see Casimir Luciano and driver Marc Campbell look to extend their winning streak to eight consecutive races. Casimir Luciano has drawn post 5 for owner trainer Ralph Sweet. Other contenders include Oh To Be Me, Motorino, Carivore and Dbs Rosco. The Backstretch Beat is a new addition to the Red Shores Summerside program, filled with insight on the top sections in each and every race. The 'beat' has landed on Bowyer Hanover in Race 9. "Look no further than the way he finished his mile last time out, he was flying! Any kind of speed like that could be to much for the rest to handle," reads the 'Beat'. Narragansett for Foxyhall Racing and trainer-driver Jason Hughes are pegged for second while Pictonian Storm is picked for the show prize. There is sure to be lots of action in the Drive For Charity this week at Red Shores Summerside, in the kick off last week a number of drivers we're out of province on stake duties but are back to rack up the dollars for local charities. For race programs, Backstretch Beat and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca By Bo Ford

Forever Paradise and harness racing driver Mike McGuigan will look to pick up their third victory of the 2016 campaign in the Saturday feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 6pm. The duo will team up with trainer Kevin MacLean and owners Reg Macpherson, David and Aaron Mackenzie to face off against seven other foes in Race 12. The winner of last weeks preferred pace in 1:55.1 has drawn post 7. The race will feature the second start off the bench for the former Premier's Pace winner Clic K (post 8), The iron tough All Turain makes his first start of the 2016 season from Post 5 as well as back-to-back winner Waterside Light. The Open Mares will settle the score in Race 7 when morning line favorite Best Risque squares off with the new comer Alittleeastermagic and a pair of top stakes fillies last season, Miss Oromocto and Dustylane Msvickie. Stakes stars invade Summerside Sunday It's a sure sign that summer is just around the corner when the stakes season kicks off at Red Shores Summerside. The historic Prince County oval is celebrating 130 years of racing. The Sunday program gets underway at 1pm. The 14-dash card features four divisions of three-year-old colts in the $5, 975 Bob Dewar Memorial and four divisions of the three-year-old fillies in the $5, 650 Ruby Chappell Memorial. The stakes action gets under way in race 3 with Glory Jean looking to continue her winning ways for owner Blair Hansen, trainer Tom Weatherbie and driver Mark Bradley, she'll be forced to do battle with mainlanders Howmacfiesty and morning line favorite Shalara. The first division of the Bob Dewar will go to post in Race 5, as Dusty Lane Arby returns back to home soil for owner trainer Ronnie Gass and driver Corey MacPherson, he will face off against K D Overdrive. The reining Maritime Breeders and Atlantic Breeders Crown winners from last season in their respective divisions are both in action on the card. Howmacscanasta has drawn into post 2 in the afternoon's 7th Race, while Jackson K Down will look to start his season off on a winning note from post 7 in Race 13. Gilles Barrieau will be in the driver seat for both. By Bo Ford

Charlottetown, PE - The field is set for the feature event Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time for the action packed 14 dash program is 6pm. The top class is scheduled to post at 9:20pm. Fresh off an opening night victory, Bazillion will look to continue his winning ways for owner Kent Livingston. The six-year-old son of Village Jolt comes in winning four of his last five victories, in which he has laid down all of the numbers. Regular reinsman Brian MacPhee will drive for trainer Trevor Hicken. Bazillion is not the only horse with a streak on the line, Brain, Kevin and Lillian Ladner's Best Risque makes her return to the Charlottetown oval and will put her perfect season on the line when she puts her six race win streak to the test. The nine-year-old daughter of Cammibest will lose her regular pilot, but gain the services of Jason Hughes. The field of seven includes Brodys Leona, Smiley Bayama, Eagle Jolt, First Art Down and Idealic Life. A full field of eight Open trotters will go post ward in Race 4 on the evening seeing the return of veteran Caliban Hanover to the track from Post 8, the winner of over $14,000 last year for owner Wendell MacDonald will have trainer Ronnie Gass in the driver's seat. Frill Seeker has been dubbed the morning line favorite from Post 2 for the Ebbsfleet Stable and trainer, driver Kenny Arsenault, The winner of over $8,500 last season is making his first start of the 2016 campaign off a qualifier in 2:02. The race will also feature newcomer Sun Of A Victory, the main land invader from the Chuckie Symes barn will get the services of Gary Chappell as he makes his first start since arriving from the Ontario circuit. Prince Edward Island's hottest driver, Corey MacPherson will have nine drives on the 14-dash card. MacPherson who has 21 wins from 56 starts in 2016 is 10 ahead of the next closest driver, Marc Campbell. For race programs, top picks and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca By Bo Ford, for Red Shores  

Fresh off the $22, 000 Governor's Plate final, Si Semalu will have rail control in the Saturday night harness racing feature at Red Shores Charlottetown. Owned by Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, NS, and a winner of over $150, 000 lifetime, the five-year-old son of Modern Art will look to pick up his first victory on Red Soil since reporting to P.E.I in mid June. He will gain the services of his trainer at top driver at Red Shores Charlottetown Jason Hughes. Forever Paradise will look to price them up from Post 6, listed as the morning line favourite and entered for a claiming tag, the five-year-old son of Western Paradise has been no worst then second in his first six starts off the bench including a lifetime best 1:55.1 two starts ago. Owned by Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie, the Kevin MacLean trainee will be driven by Mike McGuigan. Also in the feature Jersey Joe will put his three race win streak on the line from post seven. Tempo Seelster, Smiley Bayama, Likely To Win, Cabo Pan Lucas and Waterside Light round out the power packed field. A pair of Open Trots are set to go post ward as well on Saturday night, the first in Race 2 has Pleasure Girls pegged as the morning line choice for owner Shelley Gass and trainer, driver Ronnie Gass. The field also features Frill Seeker for the Ebbsfleet Stables and newcomer to Foxyhall Racing Thunderaway. Race 4 features a pair of newcomers, Post 4 starter Kennel Buddy comes in from Ontario for trainer David Dowling, Walter Cheverie gets the call on the five-year-old Ken Warkentin gelding who was a winner last time out in 1:57.2 over Georgian Downs. The second newcomer comes from the powerful Patrick Shepherd stable, a winner of 105 races this year, Shepherd a native of Stratford, P.E.I. currently sits second among trainers in all of Canada, he will send out Weskey for owner Stephen Morton of Windsor, NS. Harold Shepherd gets the call in the sulky on the winner of four races in a row, his last a lifetime best 1:56.4 over Georgian Downs. Racing action gets underway at 6 p.m. for the 12-dash card. By: Bo Ford

Sinners In Heaven in line to Terry Gallant used a three-wide back stretch burst to romp in the Thursday night feature a the harness racing feature at Red Shores Charlottetown. A front end battle heading to the quarter between Leading Camdidate and Minor Wisdom set up all the big fractions ( :27.3, :56.4, 1:27.1 ) Sinners In Heaven needed to capture a five-and-a-half length victory in a life time best 1:56.2. The five-year-old son of Articulator is owned by River Valley Management, Lana Murphy and Windemere Farms, Earl Watts handles the training duties, the win gave Gallant his second victory on the card. He scored in the evening opener with Mr Macleod. While the big boys were in Truro for stakes action, Ronnie Matheson stole the show in Charlottetown, returning three winners back to the winner circle. He kicked off his hat trick with Waterhook for owner Bruce Wood, Matheson then picked up back-to-back victories from post eight with a pair of Jackie Matheson trainees, Starcastic in 1:57.2, and answered back in the next race with Hornswoggle in 1:59. Gary Chappell also enjoyed two trips back to the winner's enclosure, first with Lyndale Jenn, his second victory came with the free legged Shock The Rock. Racing returns to Red Shores Charlottetown on Saturday night with a 6 p.m. start, be sure to catch all the action at Redshores.ca. Bo Ford

Cambest Kisser used rail control on Wednesday night at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Summerside to kiss his five opponents goodnight in the Race 11 feature. The eight-year-old Cambest gelding was blasted off the wings by trainer, driver Jason Hughes laying down all the numbers (28.2, 58.1, 1:28) and held on by a quarter of a length for a 1:57.1 score. Donald and Steven Mac Rae of Vernon Bridge share the ownership on the winner of 29 races lifetime. Machinthesand was a closing second while Oh To Be Me was third. The win gave 'The Blue Knight' a driving and training on the card, he kicked off the card with the two-year-old Mister Big colt Howmacsliberty. A very impressive two-year-old winner in race 5 was the son of Shadow Play, Instant Shadow, pacing to a new lifetime mark of 1:57.3. Owned by the Ultimate Stable and Robert Kyle, the Sifroi Melanson trainee gave leading driver Gilles Barrieau his first of two victories on the night. Kenny Murphy also enjoyed a driving double on the card, scoring with Jays Little Spark and Tammysmist. Racing returns to Red Shores Charlottetown Thursday, Post time is 7 p.m. Bo Ford  

Will it be the "Camme" before the storm or could it be "Surf's Up" at Red Shores on Saturday night. A harness racing rivalry in the making begins in the Saturday night Preferred 1 pace when D Gs Camme and Big Surf line up behind the Metro Building Supplies starting gate side by side. The 2015 Cecil Ladner Memorial winner Big Surf has drawn post 2 for the Burkie By The Bay Stable and Perry Burke. The four-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding has taken P.E.I by storm winning three of his four starts this year, including two clockings in 1:53 and change. Red Shores Charlottetown's top reinsmen Marc Campbell will handle the driving duties for trainer Trevor Hicken. The rivalry will be born when D Gs Camme makes his third start of 2015 on Saturday night fresh off a 1:54 victory just one week ago, the defending Governor's Plate Champ is owned by Quentin and Hal Bevan, Tom Clark and Ron Matheson. The five-year-old son of Blissfull Hall is trained by Charlottetown's best Jackie Matheson, and will reunite with the Mainland invader the "Maritime Magicman" Gilles Barrieau from post 1. Si Semalu, newcomer Fortune Playboy and All Turain complete the compact field of five. Rambling Lily will look to make it three-in-a-row to start the 2015 season when she lines up against seven other rivals in the Race 11 Open Mares. 'Lily' has drawn into post 6 for owners Allan Jones and Norm Leger, Jones does the training and Walter Cheverie will do the driving. Other contenders include For All We Know, Dirt Track Momma and Willow Warrior. The Open Trot goes in Race 3 with the Queen of the Trot Pleasure Girls absent this week it leaves the door open for a new winner this week. Three-entry Holy Molie Magie makes her third start on red soil and after back-to-back second place finishes to Pleaure Girls she will look to return to the winners enclosure for owner trainer Jeff Holmes and driver Cheverie. The field includes Parkhill Jugernaut, Frill Seeker and Caliban Hanover. The 12-dash card gets underway at 6 p.m. Machinthesand searches for three-peat Five pacers will line up behind the Sherry's Heating Service starting gate in the Race 10 feature on Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Summerside. The morning line choice will be Machinthesand as he looks to pick up his third victory in seven days when he scores from Post 5. Owned by Noonan Holdings LTD, Russell and Karen Noonan, the Hughie Murphy trainee comes off a Canada Day victory in 1:55. On Sunday he will reunite with driver Norris Rogers. The compact field of five includes Eagle Jolt, fresh off a 1:57 score in Charlottetown, Oh To Be Me, Carrera Angel and Outside The Wire. Machinthesand winning on the 28th June The Race 11 'Go Home Pace' will see the veteran 10-year-old gelding Life Savior put his three race win streak on the line as he makes the jump from the $4000 claimer into the $5000 ranks. Owned by Darla MacEachern and trained by father Duane the winner of 55 races lifetime has back-to-back victories in 1:58.1, he will get the services of Red Shores Summerside's leading driver Corey MacPherson. The 11-dash card is set for a 1 p.m. post. Don't miss a second of the action with the live racing broadcast at redshores.ca By Bo Ford

Paymenowpaymelater's unbeaten streak was halted at nine by Windemere Ty Thursday night in a division of the $8,000 Blair Andew Memorial Trot for two-year-olds at Charlottetown Driving Park. Driver Jack Panting blasted the son of Nureyev - Windemere Spirit from the four-spot and the duo found themselves on the early lead, With the bettor's choice Paymenowpaymelater also pushing forward, Panting allowed driver Kenny Arsenault to clear after an opening quarter of :30.3. Arsenault continued to roll over to the half in an unheard of 1:00.1 with Panting and 'Ty' nose to helmet in the pocket, they moved out at the three-quaters in 1:33.3 and from their it was strictly a race for place as Windemere Ty drew away to win by six in 2:06.1. The win made it four-in-a-row for the ownership tandem of Panting and grandfather Ralph Annear who handles the training duties. Dusty Lane Jacob drove in for second while Paymenowpaymelater held for third. The win was part of a driving double for Panting who also won with Glencove Uday. In the second division, Mike Stevenson and Tyne Valley made every call a winning one stoping the clock in 2:03.1, erasing a near 19-year-old track record for two-year-old trotting fillies. She laid down splits of :31, 1:01.3 and 1:32.3 before kicking home in :30.3 to hold off a hard closing Suicide Shift by a nose. The win moved Tyne Valley a step closer to $20 ,000 on yearly earnings for owners Bill and Scott Roloson along with Kristi Pickering. Forever Paradise in-line to the 'King' Marc Campbell took the feature race on the evenings program winning in 1:56. The four-year-old son of Western Paradise has been on a roll since returning to the Island, he has three victories and a pair of seconds through six starts for owner Reg MacPherson and trainer Kevin MacLean. Campbell picked up a driving double winning with Hot Shot Dragon one race prior to the feature. Driver Walter Cheverie picked up a hat-trick on the card winning with a pair of Joe Smallwood trainees, he got the ball rolling with J K Hustler and closed out his night with the iron tough J K Special. He won with Maiden Heaven in her first start for trainer Jonah Moase. The Jackie Matheson Stable has been heating up as of late, fresh off of three victories on Saturday night, he bounced back with a training double on Thursday. His first win came with Ilava with father Ronnie aboard, later in the card he handed the lines to uncle Gordie Hennessey who delivered Oakrock Almighty back to the winner circle. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

A trio of the best free-for-all pacers the Maritimes have to offer will do battle on Saturday night at Red Shores Charlottetown. Post-time for the 13-dash harness racing card is 6 p.m. A winner of the Governor's Plate in a track record 1:53, The Premiers Pace in 1:52.2 and a runner up to Wazzup Wazzup in the Founders Cup, D Gs Camme returns to his hometown oval from Post 5 on Saturday. After not recieving an invite to the invitational race at Northside Downs on Saturday, trainer Jackie Matheson elected to find a start in the Perferred ranks in his own back yard. A dominat force on this year's invitational circuit he will pick up the driving services of Ron Matheson for the first time since early July when the dup teamed up for Matheson's 1, 000 lifetime victory. He co-owns with Hal and Quentin Bevan along with Tom Clark. D Gs Camme will have to do battle with a pair of Jason Hughes trainees. One of the leading trainers among wins in Canada, Hughes will send out the duo of Astor, from Post 6 for Foxyhall Racing and Red Rock from Post 8 for Donald, Bryan, Steven and Melissa MacRae. Hughes has elected to drive Astor, while Gary Chappell gets the call on Red Rock in the Race 12 feature. The Open Trot is also on tap Saturday night with the early headlines going to Zip The Lip and driver Brian MacPhee. A front end winner in the Open last week for owners Orville Willis and Donald Sweet in 2:01, the six-year-old son of Ken Warkentin will have to do battle from Post 3 against rail horse Frill Seeker amd the outside charge Pleaure Girls. The older pacing mares will line up in the Open in Race 7 with top-end mares For All We Know, Stayoutofmyaffiar and General Luckypercy set to do battle. Race 13 features the Hurrah 4 Island Charities, Hurrah has drawn Post 4 and is listed as the morning line choice as he tries to raise as much funds for this month's recipent, the Toys For Tots campaign. Colt looks to continue winning ways A mainland invader will look to invade Red Shores Summerside on Sunday to keep his winning streak alive. Post-time is 1 p.m. American Island has been perfect since making his way back to the maritimes and he will look to extend his streak to three when he scores from Post 2 in the Race 11 feature. New Brunswick based trainer, driver Gilles Barrieau will make the trek from Saint John to try and keep his streak alive for owners Wayne MacRae and Ian Smith. Fresh off an impressive 1:56.3 score in his last outting, American Island will have his hands full on Sunday. He will go up against former Maritime stakes champion Forever Paradise, who looks to get back to his winning ways. Taken out of the race by the stopped leader last start, Forever Paradise seen his back-to-back victories erased. He gets Summerside's leading driver Marc Campbell in the bike from Post 3. The event also includes the ultra conaistant, iron tough, Blu Meadow Willie from Post 5 for driver Walter Cheverie. The card at Red Shores Summerside will also feature the P.E.I Matinee Finals. Four classes will duke it out for top honours in their respective divisions. The Matinee finals will be contested after Races 2, 4 and 6. Bo Ford

Paymenowpaymelater added another Lady Slipper to her list of stake victories this season winning her eighth straight in going away fashion for driver Marc Campbell in 2:07. The undefeated two-year-old daughter of Northern Bailey was hustled out from the seven gate and dropped into the two-hole with an opening quarter in :31.4, Campbell was not content with a pocket ride and pulled out past a half in 1:03.2 before clearing to the lead and opening up by 7 lengths laying down the three-quaters in 1:34.2  and then picking up her largest victory to date winning by 14 lengths for owner Wade Peconi and trainer Earl Watts. It was one of two victories on the card for Campbell who also won with his own trainee Benny Rabbit. Driver Jason Hughes enjoyed a driving hat-trick on the night. He got the ball rolling in Race 4, a division of the Lady Slipper for three-year-old trotters. Aboard favourite Seanchai He used the same tactics as Campbell rushing his charge to the lead past the half, winning by three-lengths in 2:02 for the Buntainwood Farm. 'The Blue Knight' also picked up victories aboard Coconut Ladida and his own trainee Cambest Kisser. In the second division of two-year-old trotters, Windemere Ty and driver Jack Panting started to put together a little streak of their own. The son of Nureyev picked up his Third Straight victory in 2:04.3 holding off a hard closing Suicide Shift. Southfield Shadow made it back-to-back victories winning her division of the three-year-old Lady Slipper for driver Terry Gallant, she stopped the clock in 2:02.1. I D K inline to co-owner Vince Poulton took the evenings feature race converting off a perfect two-hole ride to win in 1:58.1 for co-owners Gary Poulton and Gail Macdonald. Judge Jon railed with a :28.3 kicker from sixth to nail the place prize while fraction setter Capitalism held on for third. Fresh off career win no. 2, 500 Gary Chappell was back in the winner circle again, he had two winners on the 13-dash card. He picked up his first with his own trainee Pownal Bay Tia in 2:04.1 and followed it up in race 10 aboard Lexis Mandy for trainer Chris MacKay in 1:58.1 Racing action returns to Red Shores Charlottetown on Saturday night with a 6 p.m. post-time, the card features some of the best free-for-allers the Maritimes has to offer, as well the top Open Mares on P.E.I. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

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