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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The hottest harness racing filly on the Eastern Seaboard of Canada will again taking a step up in competition as Temagami Seelster looks to extend her win streak to six on Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday presentation has a 6 P.M. opening post time with the featured $2,300 pace lining up in race 11. Temagami Seelster had post 3 in the compact field of five with Brodie MacPhee at the controls again this week for trainer Tom Weatherbie and Nova Scotia owners David Mercer, Wayne McGean and Joseph Lewis. The three-year-old Sunshine Beach filly won her fifth straight last week in Charlottetown. Her main rivals will be to her outside on Thursday evening. Better Be In Love gets Jason Hughes back in the bike for trainer Brendan Mullen from post 4 while 2017 Atlantic Triple Crown winner Filly Forty Seven has post 5 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell. Peter MacPhee in the Post Time Picks has Temagami Seelster on top in the evening feature. "Temagami Seelster fired off the wings and never looked back winning her fifth in a row on PEI. Has to move up and there is speed to her inside but we're confident Brodie maps out a trip and gets her to the wire first." Other entries in the pacing feature are Lean On Who (To be driven by Gilles Barrieau) and Southwind Ion (David Dowling). The top trot of the night lines up in race 8 for a $2,150 purse with Labero the morning line choice from post 5 with Dowling driving for trainer Randy Van Meer and owner Donna Van Meer of Bowmanville, Ont. The six-year-old son of Kadabra has recorded six top-three finishes this season from 12 starts with his latest outing a third place finish to Mile Hill Willie and Hop Up while being race timed in 1:58.3. Those two foes are absent on Thursday evening but Labero will have to contend with past Open class winner Majian Tango (Jim Ripley) from post 5 and Maritime Champion Windmeredontuworry (Adam Merner) from post 6. Newcomer Cheeky Little Minx has post 2 for trainer-driver Barrieau after coming to P.E.I. from the New York racing circuit. For race programs and more go to Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Saturday night proved that harness racing dreams can come as Bugsy Maguire captured the 52nd running of the Governor’s Plate, presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge, for the conclusion of Governor’s Plate week racing at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The $25,000 Governor’s Plate Invitational final saw Bugsy Maguire find the wire first to give 95-year-old owner Walter Simmons his first victory in the Prince County classic after chasing the race for decades. Brodie MacPhee was in the bike for trainer Wade Sorrie as he paid $28.80 to win over Time To Dance (Driven by Adam Merner) and defending champion Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell). The beginning saw Simple Kinda Man (Jason Hughes) fire to the front from post 7 to post a blistering 26.3 opener. The half was reached in 56 seconds with Screen Test (Corey MacPherson) engaging the leader first-over with eventual winner Bugsy Maguire following second-over. Screen Test took over the lead at the three-quarters of 1:24.4 while Bugsy Maguire moved up to take over for the stretch drive to prevail in 1:54.1 for a 13-1 upset. It was also the first Governor’s Plate victory for trainer Sorrie and driver MacPhee. The 13-dash program also featured a pair of $12,500 Atlantic Sires Stakes A-Divisions for three-year-old pacing colts won by Windemere Ryan (Merner) in 1:57.1 and Tobins Rebel (Gilles Barrieau) in 1:56. Driver Campbell also received the Basil Whelan Memorial trophy Saturday evening for leading driver of Governor’s Plate Week 2020. Trainer Melissa Rennie had a training double while driver David Dowling celebrated three trips to the winner’s circle. For more information go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE – The third annual Drive for Charity was made official on Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Drivers and their business partners teamed up to raise money for local charities. Here are the official totals: Driver, Business, Charity and Money Raised Mike Stevenson – Clarke Nissan – Oak Acres Children’s Camp - $1,050 Corey MacPherson – D&D Lawn Care & Landscaping – PEI Humane Society - $1,000 Jason Hughes – Daniel R Ross Ltd – Camp Gencheff - $1,500 Mark Bradley – Long Run Exploration – Hillsborough Hospital - $1,000 Marc Campbell – Ocean 100 – Olivia Ruth MacLeod Memorial Award - $1,000 Gilles Barrieau – Metro Building Supplies – PEI Special Olympics - $1,000 Gary Chappell – The Dunne Group – Habitat for Humanity - $1,000 Brodie MacPhee – MacRae’s Backhoe & Trucking – IWK - $1,000 Brian MacPhee – KKP – Easter Seals - $1,000 Ken Murphy – Rodd Hotels & Resorts – Hospice PEI - $800 Kenny Arsenault – Syntrak Print & Graphic Design – Hospice PEI - $1,175 Ron Matheson – MacQuarrie’s Meats – PEI Family Violence Prevention Services - $1,000 Walter Cheverie – Red Shores – Sadie’s Place - $1,625 Total money raised: $14,150 by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown PE- The much anticipated 55th running of the Gold Cup and Saucer will become a little more clear after Saturday night's race card at Red Shores Charlottetown. the 12-dash card gets started at 7 p.m. The Sobey's Gold Cup and Saucer trial 1 will go in the evening finale race 12. Five of the six starters in Trial 1 have lifetime records better than 1:50. The connections of the 54th Sobey's Gold Cup and Saucer winner are back to defend their title Saturday night. Trainer Ron Burke and driver Marc Campbell will install their hopes in Post 5 starter Aracache Hanover. Listed as the morning line choice, Aracache Hanover comes in showing blistering gate speed that is sure to be a factor in the compact field of six. The seven-year-old son of Dragon Again is owned by William Switala and James Martin. He is the richest starter of this year's Gold Cup entries with over $1.7 million in career earnings. A first time starter for trainer Rene Allard, Bigtown Hero, has drawn post 3. Now owned by Allard Racing and Yves Sarrazin of Quebec the son of American Ideal took his lifetime mark of 1:48.3 in his last start for trainer Trevor Stafford. Gilles Barrieau will handle the driving duties. Allard has two entries in trial 1 with his other entry right next door from post 4, Island Jet. Island native Robert Shepherd will be home to do the driving. Trainer Chris Oakes will make his training debut on red soil from post 2 when he sends out Shock It To Em for owners Hauser Bros Racing, Susan Oakes, Timothy Cable and Charles Oakes. Islander Walter Cheverie has been given the opportunity to drive. Shock It To Em finished fourth in his last start at Yonkers (half-mile) pacing his own mile in 1:52.2. The all important rail position on a half-mile track goes to the only Maritime starter in this year's field Astor. He is owned by one of Red Shores leading owners Foxyhall Racing and trained and driven by Red Shores' Charlottetown's top driver and trainer Jason Hughes. The outside post 6 has gone to the only starter from last year's Gold Cup and Saucer Up The Credit. The winner of over $1.3 million in career earnings will look to overcome the outside post for owners Thomas Kyron, Joanne Morrison and trainer Carl Jamieson. Jamieson is a former Gold Cup and Saucer winner, but will hand the lines over to Truro native Ryan Ellis. The second leg of the Spud Island Classic Series for Open Mares sponsored by the PEI Potato Board, starts in Race 6 with three divisions to line up behind the Metro Building Supplies starting gate. For All We Know will look to get back to her winning ways from post 4. Last week in the first leg she seen her three race win streak come to an end finishing second to Russian Kisses. The daughter of Rocknroll Hanover is owned by Bruce Wood. The Lobsterfest champion has paced he last three miles in 1:56 and change for the trainer - driver combo of Jackie Matheson and Barrieau. Last years princess of the Maritimes Ramblinglily will try her luck with the aged mares again. Absent from the first leg the four-year-old daughter of Articulator has picked up back-to-back victories for co-owners Allan Jones and Normand Leger. She'll reunite with her regular pilot Brodie MacPhee. Last season the duo enjoyed a near $60,000 year in earnings. 'Lily' has drawn post 3. Last years Spud Island Classic Champion, Dirt Track Momma has drawn the rail for Campbell and Moase. Ultimate Faith has drawn post 5 after her victory last week, Ryan Ellis will drive as the mare looks to pick up her fifth victory in sicx starts. Keystone Nobility and Bunny Mach round out the field. Last weeks show stealer and newcomer Russian Kisses will line up in the second division, Race 8, making her second start on red soil the daughter of Badlands Hanover will look to make it two-in-a-row after taking her first leg in 1:55. She is owned by Robert Shepherd, Joe Travis and Forrest Richards, Robert has handed the training duties over to his father Harold for her stay on P.E.I. and brother Steven will do the driving again this week. Firstclassflight, Veronicavermillion, There Paid For, Silky Britches, Brodys Leona and Miracleonthehudson complete the field. Stayoutofmyaffair draws the rail in the third and final division in Race 10. A going away winner in her last start by 11 and a half lengths in 1:55.1, trainer - driver Jason Hughes will look for some of that same momentum again this week. Owned by Robi Hughes, the defending Atlantic Aged Mare champion has five victories this season. Scotian Lass, Icandothat, General Luckypercy, J K Special, Dreaming and Andro Madi round out the competition. The race 11 feature will be the Ocean 100 pace. Eagle Jolt has been installed as the morning line favourite for owners Wilbur MacDonald and Marie Macdonald. The seven-year-old has two consecutive miles in 1:56 and change. Campbell, who is sponsored by Ocean 100 in the Drive For Charity will do the driving and the crew from Ocean 100 is sure to be pulling for the win. For each of Campbell's driving victories at Red Shores' properties Ocean 100 will donate $25 to the Olivia Ruth MacLeod memorial award. Bo Ford

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Teddys Place will try to fend off seven rivals in the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time for the 12-dash card is 7 pm. Mike Stevenson will sit behind Teddy Place for owner-trainer Thane Arsenault of Charlottetown from post 4 in the race 12 finale for a $1,750 purse. The nine-year-old son of Blissfull Hall has hit the board in six of his last seven starts, including a 1:57.1 victory on June 29 in Charlottetown. He will face some gritty competition including KG Comet (Wayne Dunn) and CL Eighty (Kenny Arsenault). Race analyst Les MacIsaac is thinking outside the box in putting his faith in post 7 starter Shock The Rock (Corey MacPherson). "Being stuck in the seven hole could complicate matters but he's been holding his own against some high caliber opposition and is the only one in here to show a recent win at this level," MacIsaac said of Shock The Rock. "He's a potential sleeper." Other entries include Talk Back (Brian MacPhee), Deuce Man (Brodie MacPhee), Mr Macleod (Jason Hughes) and Pictonian Walton (Walter Cheverie). The card also features the first leg of the Alpine $3,000 claiming series with separate splits for fillies and mares, and horses and geldings. The first of three fillies and mares divisions lines up in race 4 with Montreal Beauty (Dale Spence) installed as the morning line favorite from post 6 in the compact field. The second $1,500 division goes in race 6 with Whatabadgirl (Garry MacDonald) riding a two-race Ontario win streak from the outside post in the six-horse-field. The third fillies and mares split lines up in race 9 with Machintosh (Steven Shepherd) favored off the rail in the seven-horse-field. The two horses and geldings divisions go in races 8 and 11. Race 8 has 10-year-old veteran Cam Cool (Marc Campbell) as the one to beat off a two-race win streak at Inverness Raceway in Nova Scotia. Race 11 will have seven rivals try to knock off Albert Town (Campbell) from post 1. By Nicholas Oakes

The battle for harness racing top gun at Red Shores' Charlottetown is ready to heat up quickly. With Old Home Week just three days (two, Tuesday) away, the drivers and trainers are preparing for 16 race cards over 10 days. Jason Hughes sit in the spot he likes to sit in most races, right on the front. With 212 drives this season in Charlottetown, Hughes has returned 47 winners back to the winners enclosure. The Stratford native is atop the driving leader board for earnings with $ 55, 688 earned this season at Charlottetown. The 'Blue Knight' carries a UDRS of .356 at the capital city oval. Chomping at the bit from second is Marc Campbell. Campbell currently sits four back with 43 wins from 180 drives. He holds the record for most wins in a single season at Red Shores Charlottetown with 130. The three-time defending Francis McIsaac Memorial Champion (Most wins during Old Home Week) seems to bring his A-game to the track with him afternoon and night during Old Home Week, it could make for an interesting battle throughout the week. Heading into Old Home Week the former O'Brien Award winner bats .361. The race for show is a neck and neck drive heading into the big week. Walter Cheverie currently sits in third with 22 victories from 124 drivers. Cheverie is a four time winner of the Francis McIsaac, last winning it in 2008. The veteran driver has over $28,000 earned this year heading into Old Home Week and a UDRS of .323. A two way tie for fourth rounds out Charlottetown's top drivers. Premier catch-driver Kenny Arsenault and Ronnie Matheson who does most of his driving out of his son Jackie's stable both have 21 wins a piece. Arsenault has 164 trips around the track this year and is closing in on $ 30, 000 for this season, He is also a four time winner of the Francis McIsaac award, last winning it in back-to-back years of 2009 and 2010. Matheson has only 109 drives this season, but he did pick up his 1, 000 lifetime driving victory earlier this season, he carries a UDRS of .333 heading into Old Home Week. Corey MacPherson (20), Brodie MacPhee (18), Mark Bradley (15), Mike McGuigan (12) and Mike Stevenson (10) round out the top ten. On the trainers side of things, the race isn't as close. Hughes has a commanding lead with 33 victories this season. His power packed stable has been on fire this season with horses like Say It Again Sam, Stayoutofmyaffair, Astor and Red Rock. Hughes has 152 starts this season and has hit the top three in 72 of those starts. He has a .330 UTRS in Charlottetown. Jackie Matheson is all alone in second. Last years winningest trainer at Charlottetown has topped in 24 winners from 143 starts. He has $32, 101 in earnings this season and his stable has been the brides made 23 times this season. Youngster Jonah Moase is having a career year in his third season as a trainer. Moase is currently in third with 16 wins this season from only 63 starts. The 18-year-old has the highest UTRS out of any trainer with more then 55 starts. Another two-way tie rounds out the top five, and once again Arsenault finds himself in the fourth place tie. He and Mark Bradley each have 13 winners this season at Charlottetown. Arsenault has just over 100 start with 103 while Bradley has just over 50 starts with 55. Darren Trainor (10), Ronnie Gass (9), Earl Watts (9) round out the top eight with a three-way tie for ninth. Joe Smallwood, Len McGuigan and Harold Shepherd each have 8. By Bo Ford

Fresh off his track record setting performance of 1: 53 in the Governor's Plate, D Gs Camme will return to the same spot it all happened on Sunday afternoon. Racing action gets underway at 1 p.m. at Red Shores' Summerside, but fans will have to wait until race 9 to see the new track record holder. D Gs Camme is entered into the first leg of the Premiers Pace Series. The four-year-old son of Blissful Hall is owned by Quentin and Hal Bevan, Tom Clark and Ronnie Matheson. He will get regular pilot Gilles Barrieau in the bike, while Jackie Matheson handles the training. Astor was the runner-up in that track record setting performance, he has drawn Post 5 for the Foxyhall Racing stable. Jason Hughes handles the training and driving duties on the five-year-old gelded son of Camluck. Machinthesand has drawn Post 4 for owners Russell and Karen Noonan. The Governor's Plate finalist is coming off of a Preferred victory last week at Red Shores' Charlottetown. Mark Bradley will intrust in Brodie MacPhee to do the driving. Blissfull Bro (Post 1), Schooner (Post 2) and Modern Xhibit ( Post 6) round out the compact field. The second division of the first leg goes in Race 12. Last year's Premiers Pace winner Touch Of Lightning has drawn Post 2 for veteran trainer - driver Earl Smith. On Gold Cup night last year Touch Of Lightning worked out a second over journey before fanning out three-wide at the head of the stretch and swooping up to nail Big League and Balanchine on the line in 1:53 a new lifetime mark for the son of Articulator to claim the first ever Premiers Pace Series. Red Rock is the morning line favourite from post 5. The four-year-old chestnut son of The Panderosa has not missed the board since entering the Maritime free-for-all ranks three starts ago. Owned by Donald, Bryan and Steven Mac Rae and Melissa Trainor, he finished second in his last start at Truro Raceway in the Exhibition Cup. Trainer Jason Hughes will do the driving for the first time since winning his elimination of the Governor's Plate. Ultimate Luck hasn't seemed to have any luck at the draw over his last four attempts. Sunday will have to overcome the outside Post 6, a place he is mighty familiar with after having that post in two of his last three starts. Terry Gallant will pick up the catch driving call for the Ultimate Stable and trainer Sifroi Melanson. Regular driver Kenny Arsenault will drive his own trainee Cheyenne Ford from Post 3. Perfect Escape ( Barrieau ) and Judge Jon ( Ken Murphy ) complete the field. Windfall Blue Chip will reunite with Arsenault in the Race 7 Preferred 2. The seven-year-old son of Art Major was fourth in his last start for driver Brian MacPhee. Owned by Jamie MacKinley and Jody Sanderson. The Earl Watts trainee will make his third start of the 2014 campaign. Blue Meadow Willie will also reunite with a different driver, Walter Cheverie, the last time Cheverie drove Willie, he won in 1:55.3 a new lifetime mark for the 10-year-old, He is also searching for lifetime win number 50. Ultimate Success, Mcmaverick, Carrera Angel, Pacific Oak, Eagle Jolt and SA Summers Luck will be the other contenders. Dirt Track Momma to defend Spud Island Title It's time for Dirt Track Momma to defend her Spud Island Classic Title. Presented by the P.E.I. Potato Board the first leg of the Old Home Week open mares series starts Saturday night at Red Shores' Charlottetown. Post time is 6 p.m. Last year Momma headed into the series on a three race win streak and continued her winning ways, sweeping both legs and then winning the final on Gold Cup night in a blistering 1:54.2. In race 7 on Saturday night, she'll look to get her season on track from Post 7 for owner - trainer Jonah Moase. From post 7 Marc Campbell will do the driving against six other rivals. J K Special has been dubbed the morning line favourite, for owner Joe Smallwood and regular driver Walter Cheverie. A familiar face over the past four year, the nine-year-old daughter of Cammibest will control her faith from Post 2. In the second division of the Spud Island, For All We Know comes into the first supporting the same summary as Dirt Track Momma did last year. Three straight victories. Owned by Bruce Wood, the seven-year-old daughter of Rocknroll Hanover will look to extend her streak to four from post 5. Gilles Barrieau will make the trek from Saint John to drive for Jackie Matheson.  A newcomer to P.E.I., Russian Kisses will be right next door, Post 6, the four-year-old daughter of Badlands Hanover shows consistent miles of 1:54 and change over Grand River (half-mile) for owners Robert Shepherd, Joseph Travis and Forrest Bartlett. Robert has handed the driving duties over to brother Steven, while father Harold is the trainer. Bunny Mach, Winner Panic, Miracleonthehudson, Icandothat and Silky Britches round out the field. A pair of earlier driver - trainer combinations pair up and do battle in the third and final division. The gate chaser Andro Madi has been labeled the morning line choice for Campbell and Moase. The winner of 23 races life has drawn post 4. Two-time Spud Island Classic Champ, General LuckyPercy will be one spot closer to the rail, Post 3, for Barrieau and Matheson. Stayoutofmyaffair, last year's Atlantic Aged Mare Champion has drawn the outside post 7 for owner Robi Hughes, brother Jason handles the training and driving on the winner of 30 lifetime victories.  Red Magician will look to extend his win streak to three races in the race 12 feature, the chestnut gelding picked up his first win on red soil last week in 2:00 over a rain soaked oval. Owned by Dale and Ronnie Rennie, Ken Murphy will do the driving from post 7. Every Day will look to return trainer Rachel Andrew back to the winner circle for the second time of her career from Post 4. In his last start Every Day picked up Andrew's first lifetime training victory. Brian Andrew will do the driving. Tempo Seelster, Panacotta, Van Zant, Balanchine, Capitalism and Nobestbfor round out the power packed lineup Hurrah 4 Island Charities is back Saturday night in Race 10. With August now upon us, Hurrah's earning for this month will be donated to Special Olympics P.E.I. Mark Bradley will do the training and driving. For the month of July, Hurrah raised $1,000 for the 4H club of P.E.I., the cheque presentation will be made after the second race.  The evenings trot race goes in Race 3. Scarlet Patti and trainer - driver Darryl Maclean will have to overcome Post 7 if they are going to put together back - to - back victories for owner Gordon Maclean.  The battle for top driver at Red Shores' Charlottetown is heating up, Hughes currently sits on top  of the leader board with 45 victories, defending champion Campbell is only two wins behind with 43. The battle is sure to catch fire next week during the 16 cards of racing for Old Home Week.  by Bo Ford for Red Shores

Machinthesand sure was enjoying playing on red soil Saturday night at Red Shores' Charlottetown. The five-year-old gelding by Mach Three enjoyed some well deserved class relief as driver Brodie MacPhee blasted the Mark Bradley trainee off the wings in :28.2, MacPhee managed to get a second quarter breather for a half in :59.2. With first over attack from Eagle Jolt, Machinthesand and MacPhee stepped on the accelerator, checking in at the three-quarters in 1:28 before kicking home in :28.1 for a mile in 1:56.1. Eagle Jolt was a bang up second, Cheyenne Ford was third. Machinthesand is owned by Russell and Karen Noonan. In the evening finale, Willow Warrior was able to extend her win streak to three for trainer Brendan Curran. The three-year-old Western Terror filly enjoyed a three hole ride before tipping out around the last turn to challenge fraction setter J V S Ring. She was a going away winner in 1:57.1 for owner Alby Curran. Bradley handled the driving duties. Driver Marc Campbell made use of his 11 drives on the 12 dash program, picking up three victories. Canadian Rocket got the ball rolling in the third race, in the fourth it was his own trainee Howmacs Pride who took the evenings trot race for owners Wade Peconi and Howmac Farms. Campbell followed that up in race 10 with the fastest mile of the night, Leading Camdidate torched the capital city oval in 1:55.4. MacPhee picked up a double with Makes Me Stupid. Kenny Murphy picked up victories with Avid Yankee and First Art Down. It was a milestone night for Rachel Andrew, in Race 7 she picked up her first career training victory with Everyday in 1:57.2. Her father Brian Andrew was in the bike. Rachel Andrew co-owns with her Uncle Bill Andrew. Racing returns to Red Shores' Summerside Wednesday night with a special 6:30 p.m start time. A 15-dash card is scheduled including 13 divisions of the 2-year-old Callbeck Stakes. by Bo Ford

Charlottetown PE- A pair of Governor's Plate finalists will go head-to-head in the Saturday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino in Charlottetown. Racing action gets under way at 6 p.m. Narragansett has drawn the pole position in the Race 11 feature for owner Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, NS. He is one of two entries from last weeks Plate final taking part in the Preferred pace. Trainer Jason Hughes has handed the lines back to Corey MacPherson this week. Hughes, Charlottetown's leading driver, has prior driving commitments at Truro Raceway on Saturday night. The other Plate finalist Machinthesand has drawn post 4 for Russell and Karen Noonan of Middleton, PE. Brodie MacPhee will be back in the bike for trainer Mark Bradley. An old face will return to Red Shores Charlottetown in the feature, former Gold Cup and Saucer starter Pacific Oak leaves from post 6 for Shirley and Kerry House of Ontario. Anthony Stymest is the new trainer and Ken Murphy will drive. Balanchine ( Post 2 ), Eagle Jolt ( Post 3 ), Windfall Blue Chip ( Post 5 ), Cheyenne Ford ( Post 7 ) complete the field. Three-year-old filly Willow Warrior will look to extend her win streak to three races for owner Alby Curran, trainer Brendan Curran and driver Mark Bradley. It won't be easy for the filly who hasn't missed a top two finish this season. She has drawn post 3 in the evenings finale. Sterling Seelster, Post 1, will look to get back to his winning ways. The grey gelding has been listed as the morning-line favourite who shows consistent miles on the 1:57 range, for owner Marie Cameron of Summerside. Walter Cheverie picks up the catch driving call from trainer Doug MacGregor. Charlottetown kingpin Marc Campbell took the drive on the two-entry J V S Ring over Sterling Seelster. Fresh off a three-length victory in 1:58.3, J V S Ring is one of Campbell's 11 drives on the 12-dash card. Three Cindy MacDonald trainees will line up behind the gate in the fourth race trot. Veteran trotter Saulsbrook Balance will lead the trio from the rail. A winner of 44 lifetime wins, He will be handled by Willie Murphy for Co-owners MacDonald and Tanya MacKinnon. Right next door is Diamond Mine from Post 2, young gun Jack Panting will do the driving for the same connections. The third member of the team has drawn the outside Post 6. Tymal Tyme, owned by Tessa Mackinnon will get Brian Macphee above the wheels. Duchess Ofnormanby ( K. Murphy ), J K Queen ( Walter Cheverie ) and Howmacs Pride ( Campbell ) round out the compact field. For the complete list of entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca . by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Summerside PE - Eight of the Maritimes best free-for-all pacers are set to rock and roll Saturday night in the richest ever Governor's Plate presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge. The Bell-Aliant Race Day show will carry all of the action live from the Prince County oval sponsored by City of Summerside and Journal Pioneer. The broadcast gets underway at 6:30pm AST. The 46th edition of Summerside's most prestigious race will carry a purse of $25,000, the 14-dash card gets underway at 7 pm. Elimination 1 winner Red Rock has been saddled with post 6 for owners Donald, Bryan and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge and Melissa Trainor. Red Rock had an eventful elimination journey, he finished second but was placed first after the MPHRC (Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission) judges deemed the winner of the elimination D Gs Camme caused interference at the eighth pole and was placed back to second. Jason Hughes did the driving and training. This week he will hand the lines to Summerside native Gary Chappell as he looks to win his first ever Governor's Plate. Hughes was forced to pick off the elimination 1 winner after becoming the first trainer to ever have three horses qualify for the Governor's Plate final. The other two entries from the Hughes brigade are owned by Foxyhall Racing. Astor has drawn post 2 for Hughes and Narragansett will leave from post 7 with the youngest driver in the field Corey MacPherson doing the driving. D Gs Camme has been installed as the 5-2 morning line choice. The 4-year-old Blissful Hall gelding has lucked out at the draw again this week. He will leave from Post 1 for the second week in a row. Gilles Barrieau who has won the previous two Governor's Plates, will look to complete the natural hat trick, when he teams up with trainer Jackie Matheson. The Matheson - Barrieau connection were successful in winning the 2012 edition with Mcapulco. Modern Xhibit has drawn post 3 as he looks to make history for his trainer Jonah Moase. At just 18-years-old a Governor's Plate victory with Modern Xhibit would make him the youngest trainer to ever hoist the Plate. Moase will rely on the Maritimes leading dash winner this season Marc Campbell to make the history unfold. Judge Jon was a bang up second place finisher in his Elimination on Monday night, he will line up right behind the car, post 4, on Saturday night as he looks to get his driver Mike Stevenson back to the Governor's Plate winner circle, after last winning the race 10 years ago with Igoddago. Anthony Stymest does the training. Machinthesand has drawn post 5 for owners Russell and Karen Noonan, he finished fourth in his elimination for Campbell, but he has committed to drive Modern Xhibit. Trainer Mark Bradley will call on Brodie MacPhee to do the driving. Luck was on the side of the Ultimate stable's Ultimate Luck, he has drawn into the coveted final, but his luck ran out at the draw. Ultimate Luck has drawn the outside post 8 for trainer Sifroi Melanson and driver Kenny Arsenault. The $9,250 Lobsterfest Final for open mares highlights the undercard with elimination winner Stayoutofmyaffair drawing the trailing post 9 for Hughes. The eight-year-old daughter of Astreos was the fastest winner of the three divisions for owner Robi Hughes of Stratford, stopping the clock in 1:57. The Barrieau - Matheson connection are together in the Lobsterfest Final with a newcomer to the Maritimes, For All We Know. She is 3-1 after winning her elimination in 1:58.1. Owned by Bruce Wood of Charlottetown the gigantic daughter of Rocknroll Hanover gets post 3. It's been three years since the 6 entry Onehottvett has won the Lobsterfest final. She picked up the victory in the third division for trainer - driver Wade Sorrie. On Saturday he will turn the reins over to National Driving Championship finalist Ryan Ellis. Keystone Nobility ( Post 1), Firstclassflight ( Post 2 ), Silky Britches ( Post 4 ), Brodys Leona ( Post 5 ) and There Paid For ( Post 7 ) round out the field. Race 9 will see one of the classiest horses to ever race in the Maritime free-for-alls, Outlawpositivcharg, take his final tour around his hometown oval. The 'East Coast Warrior' will lead the post parade for the Outlawpositivcharg Governor's Plate Consolation. Touch Of Lightning has drawn the rail in a compact field of five for the veteran driver - trainer Earl Smith. The winner of $127,562 in Maritime earnings is owned by Peter and Don Smith, Gerald Morrissey and Larry Chappell. Blissful Bro ( Campbell), Cheyenne Ford ( Arsenault ), Likely To Win ( Ellis ), Carrera Angel (Rocky Schurman ) complete the field. For the complete list of entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - The top three-year-old harness racing colts from around the Maritimes will line up behind the starting gate on Friday night. Red Shores Summerside will play host to three 'A' divisions of the Atlantic Sire Stakes with the first division going to post in Race 4. First-race post time at 7 pm. The first division will have five noses up on the wings. J J Laser has drawn the rail for Summerside's leading driver Marc Campbell. Owned by Reg MacPherson of Stratford and trained by Kevin MacLean, the son of Ameripan Gigolo is the 5-2 morning line favourite. Tobins Fusion is the richest pacer in the field, he is saddled with the outside post 5 for owners Boyd MacDonald, Dan Ross and Charles Seymour. The winner of $33,939 lifetime gets trainer Gilles Barrieau in the bike. J Ps Warrior (3-1), Super S Yzerman (4-1) and Woodmere Rondevous (6-1) round out the field. In Race 8 the Kentucky Headhunters may not be in town for the races but the three-year-old gelding Dumas Walker is. The gelded son of Western Success - Im A Realist draws post one for co-owner, trainer and driver Myles Heffernan. Jackie Heffernan co-owns. Arties Magic leaving from post 2 is carrying a three race win streak including a 1:57.3 victory in the Maritime Breeders final into Race 8. Todd Trites gets the lines from trainer Earl Watts and owners Windemere Farms and Clive Balderson. Hollywood Gigolo will get Brodie MacPhee for the first time from post 3. The power packed lineup includes Pictonian Storm ( Mike Stevenson ), Rancousy ( Darren Crowe ) and Rebelseven (Campbell). The 2013 Island Breeders Champion Settlement Request will look to get back on track after a sub par start to the 2014 racing season in the final 'A" division. He has drawn into post 5 for owners Alfred Barrieau and Michael Clinton. Gilles Barrieau does the training and driving. Just A Professor is installed as the 5-2 favourite for owners Creston Gillis, Michael Clarey and John Clarey. John does the training and they will call on Stevenson to handle the driving duties. Elm Grove Intrepid, Touch Of Thunder, Wine To Go and Mr Vaive will also compete for the $9,420 purse. Friday's card has three 'B' divisions on tap starting in Race 2. Each division carries a purse of $2,500. The free-legged Barrett Jackson will look to extend his win streak to three races when he takes his post 7 position behind the gate during the Friday night finale. 'Barrett' is coming in off of back to back scores of 1:57 and 1:57.2 respectably for owner Neal Moase. Jonah Moase who supports a sparkling .404 UTRS handles the training duties while youngster Dale Spence gets the drive. Frill Seeker is a newcomer to the Kenny Arsenault stable, the six-year-old Angus Hall - Yankee Frilly gelding will make his first start on red soil in the Race 3 trot. Arsenault will also do the driving. For the complete list of entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca . Lee A. Drake

Summerside, PE - The feature race at Red Shores Summerside was declared a no contest after the starting gate wing fell off at the beginning of the race. One of the entries, Outside the Wire, driven by Brodie MacPhee, suffered some scrapes and bruises in the mishap. There were no other injuries. The Atlantic Sires Stakes for two and three-year-old trotters were in the spotlight during Lobster Festival Week. The stakes were presented by Meridian Farms. Paymenowpaymelater, owned by Wade Peconi, Stachel, won the first two-year stake for Kenny Arsenault and trainer Earl Watts. The time of the mile was 2:07.4. JK Blaze and Walter Cheverie captured the second two-year-old division. Cheverie did the driving for owner, trainer Joe Smallwood, Stratford. Cheverie and Smallwood teamed up to win a three-year-old trot stake with JK Hustler. Seanchai also captured his $8,620 division for trainer Nicholas Oakes, driver Brodie MacPhee and Buntainwood Farm, Brackley Beach. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - Governor's Plate week is in full force at Red Shores Summerside and Wednesday night it will play host to three Atlantic Sire Stake A divisions for two-year-old filly pacers. A total of 18 fillies will line up behind the Sherry's Heating Service starting gate with three divisions going for a purse of $9, 660, post time is 7 pm. The first A division will go in Race 6 with mainland invader Three Pink Bows as the morning-line choice. The filly ships in from Antigonish for owners Tanya Tremblett and Stevi Jardine, she comes in having won her first pari-mutual race over Northside Downs in an impressive 2:01, Clare MacDonald is now the trainer and driver. Dustly Lane Bria draws the rail for Kenny Arsenault, the ownership duo of Boyd Macdonald and Dan Ross own Swift Taylor who leaves from post 3 for Mike Stevenson. Miss Pamela May ( Marc Campbell ), Woodmere Costalot ( Bernard McCallum ) and Centurion Sue ( Keith Ford ) complete the field. Mike Stevenson will look to come one step closer to 1,500 career driving victories in the second A division, when he sits behind 5-2 favourite Pictonian Stardust. The Western Paradise - Pictonian Sapphire filly is owned by Ross of Belfast, Stevenson also does the training. I Can Do Anything gets the rail for Ford, the daughter of fan-favourite mare Crossridge Income comes in with a supporting qualifying effort, finishing second in 204.1. Ford trains and co-owns the filly with Gordon Neil of Charlottetown. Elm Grove Joanette (3-1) , Woodmere Articblue (6-1), Ubettowin (4-1 ) and Casa Miasa (8-1) complete the field. Gilles Barrieau will make the trek to Summerside for four drives on Wednesday night, including Jann Down in the final Division of the Atlantic Sire Stakes for two-year-old fillies. Jann Down comes in off a second place finish pacing her own mile in 2:03.1 in a qualifier over Exhibition Park Raceway. She is owned by the Downey Stables of Quispamsis and trained by Stephen Mason, she will leave from post 5. To her outside is the morning line choice Wynnfrith, she is owned by the Buntainwood Farms of Brackley Beach and trained by Nick Oakes. Jason Hughes will pick up the driving duties on the Americpan Gigolo - Dress to Thrill filly. Party Rockin ( Danny Romo) has drawn the rail, Woodmere Danceart ( MacDonald ) are two, with Skip To Win ( Campbell ) and Lyndale Jenn ( Brodie MacPhee ) closing out the field. Two B divisions will also be held on the card, in races two and four. Windfall Blue Chip will make his return to the track on Wednesday night in the 11th race feature. After spending the spring in the stud ranks on Prince Edward Island, the seven-year-old winner of $533, 794 in career earnings draws post 5 for owners Jamie MacKinley and Jody Sanderson. Earl Watts has been off to a stellar start this season, he does the training, while Arsenault will pick up the catch driving call. The stealer lineup includes Mcmaverick ( Ken Murphy ), P C Shockwave ( Brian MacPhee ), Lisfinny ( Norris Rogers ), Van Zant ( Ronnie Matheson ) and Eagle Jolt ( Campbell ). The evenings trot race goes in the fifth when Osprey Impact looks to continue her winning ways on the island. The three-year-old daughter of Ferderal Flex - Summerhill Hallie was a winner in her first start on P.E.I. in 2:02.1 for owner-trainer Paul Larrabee, this week he calls on Stevenson to handle the driving duties. Howmacs Pride will reunite with Campbell from post two after finishing second her last start out in 2:02. For the complete list of entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - All Turain, with regular pilot Brodie MacPhee in the bike, won the second Governor's Plate elimination Monday at Red Shores Summerside in 1:56 flat. MacPhee took the Trevor Hicken trainee to victory for the sixth time this season earning another appearance in the Governor's Plate for owners Trevor and Lee Hicken. The pacer held off a late charging Judge Jon for the win with Astor fading to third. Machinthesand finished fourth to secure the final spot in the Governor's Plate presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge on Saturday. The two-year old colts competed in Atlantic Sires Stakes action with top honors going Putnams Legacy for Bernard McCallum in 2:01.4 and Camco Titan (Todd Trites) in 200.3 in their respective "A" divisions. Ross Melivino (Ryan Ellis) and Dark Thunder (Darren Crowe) won the B divisions on the program. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

Summerside, PE - It's trot night at Red Shores Summerside Tuesday, with the Atlantic Sires Stakes - Meridian Farms two-year-old and three-year-old trot taking center stage. Post time is 7 pm. Stakes action gets under way in the third race with seven two-year-olds making their career debuts for a purse of $8, 820. Paymenowpaymelater leaving from post 2 is the morning line favourite for owner Wade Peconi of Stanchel. Earl Watts trains the two-year-old Northern Bailey - Credibility filly and will hand the lines to veteran driver Kenny Arsenault. Paymenowpaymelater is coming off an impressive qualifier where she was a going away winner in 2:09 with Arsenault in the sulky. She will do battle with Dusty Lane Jacob from the rail (Clare MacDonald), B J Matador gets post 3 fresh off a 2:13.3 qualifying victory for owner-trainer Bert Honkoop, Brian MacPhee will do the driving. The field also includes Bayriver (3-1), Oceanview Roz (6-1), Rustico Lighthouse (7-2) and Phoenician (10-1). Race 5 features the first division of the three-year-old trotters, Saulsbrook Pippa has been saddled with post 6 after a 2:03.1 victory in the Maple Leaf Trot with Corey MacPherson in the bike. The winner of $11,681 in lifetime earnings is owned by John Pineau of Hunter River and Myron Ford of Harrington, Pineau also handles the training duties, MacPherson will drive. Wait For Me will have post one in the second division of the two-year-old trotters, Wait For Me is a full sister to former Maritime Champion and Red Shores Summerside's current track record holder Waiting On A Woman. The daughter of Northern Bailey - Southwind Faith is owned and bred by Mitchell and David Tierney, Mark McKinnon does the training and driving. Last season's Maritime Breeders and Breeders Crown champion Phantom Beau will compete in the final division of the three-year-old trotters. He was victorious in his last start for owner Peter Breau of Moncton. Phantom Beau will leave from post 7 at 4-1 odds, Pineau does the training and Arsenault will handle the driving duties against seven other rivals. Oceanview Rose is one of those rivals, she picked up a 205.4 victory in her division of the Maple Leaf Trot last Wednesday for owner-trainer Bill Roloson, Mike Stevenson who is closing in on win number 1,500, will drive. Outside The Wire is the morning-line choice in the Race 11 feature, last time out he was a winner in 157.1 for owners Andrew Avery and John Brodrick, Craig Avery is the trainer and Brodie MacPhee will do the driving from post 4. Putnam Mackenzie leaving from the 3 spot ships in from Ontario where she was a winner in her last start in 1:56 over the powerful Woodbine circuit, Kent Livingston of Cornwall and Dan Livingston of Stratford are now the owners with Alan Taylor taking over the training duties from former Gold Cup and Saucer winner Dean Nixon, Gary Chappell is scheduled to do the driving. The rest of the field includes Tyber Champ (Edward Strongman), Capitalism (Jason Hughes), All Out (Kenny Murphy) and R Sonoflife (Marc Campbell). For the complete list of entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Bo Ford, for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Say It Again Sam goes for his seventh straight victory Saturday at Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside gets ready to launch Governor's Plate week with eliminations set on Sunday afternoon at 1pm and Monday night at 7pm. Say It Again Sam, a three-year-old son of Well Said-Northern Rosa, meets his stiffest competition yet as the Foxyhall racing owned pacer goes for his seventh victory in a row during the 12 dash program Saturday. First race post time is 6pm. Jason Hughes will be in the bike for the attempt and takes Say It Again Sam from post 2 with pressure expected from Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) and Artist List (Gary Chappell). Both of these horses will have to leave on the outside so that could complicate matters. Sterling Seelster lands on the pylons for this match-up for trainer Doug MacGregor, owner Marie Cameron of Summerside and driver Walter Cheverie. The rest of the line-up includes Capitalism (10-1), R Sonoflife (12-1), Painted Pony (4-1), Artners In Crime (8-1). ictonian Walton (Cheverie) goes after his third win in a row in race 7 for the Roger MacRae stable of Belfast. Saulsbrook Balance is the morning line favorite in the trot feature in race 3 for driver Willie Murphy, trainer Cindy MacDonald and co -owner Tanya MacKinnon, Souris. Two drivers are on the verge of milestone victories. Mike Stevenson is only five wins away from career win 1,500 while veteran Gary Chappell is closing in on win 2,500. For entries, results, top picks by Les MacIsaac and live video go to www.redshores.ca Summerside, PE - It's show-time at Red Shores Summerside with Governor's Plate eliminations on Sunday at 1pm and Monday night at 7pm. The fields are loaded with talent and speed with the top four horses, from each elimination, heading to the 46th running of the Governor's Plate Saturday July 19 presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge, City of Summerside and Journal Pioneer. The first elimination, which carries a purse of $5,000, has D Gs Camme and Gilles Barrieau off the rail for owners Quentin Bevan, Hal Bevan, Tom Clark and Ron Matheson of Charlottetown. The Jackie Matheson trainee was a six length winner in his last start in 1:55.4. He'll line up beside Likely to Win with Ryan Ellis and Red Rock the newest edition to the Island racing ranks. This guy has been turning some heads. Red Rock is coming off a 1:53.4 win a Yonkers Raceway in New York with 8 victories on his resume from 17 starts this season. Jason Hughes will drive for new owners Donald MacRae, Bryan MacRae, Steven MacRae and Melissa Trainer of Vernon Bridge. Another Hughes stable-mate Narragansett fires from post 4 with heavy weight Touch of Lightning starting from the five hole. Carnivore, owned by Valleygrove Farms, Kensington, gets into the hunt from post seven for driver Mike Stevenson. Stevenson is only five wins away from career victory 1,500. Ultimate Luck gets reunited with Kenny Arsenault when they teamed up to scorch Summerside on June 22 in 1:54.3. They leave from post seven with Modern Xhibit drawing post 8. He is the morning line favorite from race secretary Gerard Smith. Modern Xhibit is fresh off a torrid 1:54.2 second place finish to All Turain at Fredericton on Canada Day. Marc Campbell will drive for trainer Jonah Moase. Smith is going with 8-3-1 while race analyst Jared Stretch's triactor ticket is 3-8-7. The Sunday card also carries three LobsterFest Open Mares Eliminations with Firstclassflight, Bunny Mach and Stayoutofmyaffair all listed as morning line favorites in their respective events. The second Governor's Plate elimination will go on Monday night with opening post time at 7pm. All Turain and driver Brodie MacPhee will go after plate 46 when they start from post seven. The pacer shows back to back winning performances including the track record in 1:54 at Fredericton for trainer Trevor Hicken, Montague and Lee Hicken, Charlottetown. The invitational star takes on triactor candidates Machinthesand and Astor. The second elimination also includes Blissfull Bro (Todd Trites), Judge Jon (Mike Stevenson), Carrera Angel (Rocky Schurman), Cheyenne Ford (Kenny Arsenault) and Perfect Escape (Walter Cheverie). For the complete list of entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

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