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SUMMERSIDE, PE - Machinthesand (Mach Three) was upset bound in the Sunday afternoon harness racing feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Ken Murphy, who had three winners on the 13-dash program, engineered the patient trip to the winner's circle as he laid fourth on the rail in the $2,200 Red shores feature while Minor Wisdom (Driven by Ryan Desroche) rolled the front end. Minor Wisdom's front end fractions were 27.1 at the quarter and 56 seconds at the half-mile marker before battling with Allstar Seelster (Norris Rogers) at the three-quarters of 1:26. Machinthesand was still over six lengths back at that third station but gobbled up ground in the last quarter to win in 1:57.1. Rash B Havior (Gary Chappell) was second in a huge after making a break at the start while Old Buck (Jason Hughes) completed the triactor ticket. Machinthesand is trained by Hughie Murphy for owners Noonan Holdings and Russell and Karen Noonan of Summerside. Driver Ken Murphy also visited the winner's enclosure after a 1:59.2 score with Southfield Sue for Vance Cameron of Summerside and Shouldabeenaclown in 1:59.3 for trainer Edgar Stewart of Ellerslie. Pictonian Storm had the fast win of the day in the $1,700 back-up class with a 1:56.1 victory for owner Walter Simmons of Summerside and trainer Austin Sorrie as one of four wins on the day for driver Chappell. The Charlottetown reinsman's other wins were with Blazing By in 1:59from his own stable and a pair of winners from the stable of Phil Sizer including Western Sexy in 2:02.1 and Windemere Johnny in 2:01.3. Cyrax remained perfect on red soil scoring a win in 1:57 for his second win in as many starts for owner-trainer Barry Biggar of Summerside. It was the third win of the day for driver Dale Spence as the Tyne Valley resident also won with Montana Ben in 1:57.2 for Mike Ramsay of Summerside and with Myambrose in 1:58.4 for trainer Carl MacDougall of Ellerslie. Jason Hughes had a driving double as he solidifies his place in second place on the Summerside driving standings. His wins were in a maiden breaking score with Woodmere Ideal Art in 2:01.2 from the Ultimate Stable of New Brunswick and with Revelry Seelster in 2:03.1 for owner-trainer Rocky Schurman of Summerside. Visit www.Redshores.ca for more information. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

Trois-Rivieres, QC - In a stunning first-over challenge against Four Starz Speed, Jamigo, a 10-1 long shot, was able to grind it out and post an upset victory to win the Invitational Trot at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday. The eighth race feature got underway with Dance Hall George (Gaetan Lamy) shooting to the early lead with R Rkdabra (Pascal Berube) right on their back. Then by the opening quarter mile in :28.2, trainer/driver Kevin Maguire had the veteran 12-year-old Four Starz Speed on the move and brushing to the lead. After backing down the pace slightly going to the half mile in :59, Four Starz Speed was challenged first-over by Jamigo and driver Daniel Laflamme. And as the field entered the backstretch, Laflamme rated Jamigo on the outside, just a neck shy of collaring race leader Four Starz Speed. Tuscans Memory (Mario Charron) was following the outside flow of Jamigo to stay in contention. Then, with a bold three-wide move going to the three-quarters, KFB Amigo Cool and driver Stephane Brosseau entered the fray with all three horses just heads apart at the three-quarters in 1:29.3. Around the final turn and still stuck three-wide, KFB Amigo Cool could not keep up with the race leaders and as they came down the stretch, Jamigo was able to dig deep and show true grit as he not only collared Four Starz Speed, but beat him to the wire for LaFlamme, winning by three-quarters of a length in 1:59.4. Tuscans Memory was third. For Jamigo, a nine-year-old gelded son of Angus Hall, it was his seventh victory this year for owner/trainer Manon Lamothe of Terrebonne. Jamigo, who earlier this season has won three of four starts at the Hippodrome 3R, was returning to Quebec after racing in the USA. He has won his last start at Pocono Downs in 1:57.2 before shipping home for Sunday's Invitational Trot. Jamigo paid $22.70 to win. Track Notes: The biggest upset on the day was in the ninth race pace. The 1-2 favorite, Matts Phil and driver Stephane Gendron tried leading from start to finish, but the pocket-sitting 22-1 Washington Hanover and driver Pascal Berube, waiting until the final turn to pull the pocket and catch Matts Phil at the wire, winning by a half-length in 1:57.2, paying $46.20 to win. It was also a driving double on the day for Pascal Berube. Also scoring driving doubles were Gaetan Lamy and Steeven Genios. Live racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R next Sunday with first race post time at 12:30 pm. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

CAMPBELLVILLE, September 23 - In less than a month, Lost In Time went from winning at an Ohio harness racing fair to capturing the $816,000 Metro Pace at Mohawk Racetrack. The Jim Mulinix trained son of A Rocknroll Dance came through with a huge performance to defeat nine other two-year-old pacers in harness racing's richest race for rookies on Saturday evening. Driven by Scott Zeron, Lost In Time shot out from post-five and got away second to a fired up Hayden Hanover, who posted a :27.1 opening-quarter. Just as the field paced by the first-quarter marker, Zeron circled around to the lead. Lost In Time's lead was brief, as Doug McNair sent Stay Hungry from fourth to first well before the half. Stay Hungry posted a :55 opening-half and carried the lead around the far turn. St Lads Neptune started a first-over bid at the half, which supplied cover for Twin B Tuffenuff and race-favourite Pedro Hanover. Lost In Time sat patient in the two-hole, while Stay Hungry paced by three-quarters in 1:22.4. In the stretch, Lost In Time was angled out of the pocket and immediately surged by Stay Hungry and onto a 1:50.1 victory. Hayden Hanover found racing room late and came charging through for second, three-quarters of a length short to Lost In Time. Pedro Hanover fired from third-over to finish third, while Twin B Tuffenuff finished fourth. "I knew last week heading into this week how great he was and if I got anywhere near the same effort we were going to be in good shape," said Zeron about Lost In Time. "I wanted to control the pace, at worst sit in the two-hole and it kind of ended up that way and the two-hole trip worked out good." Owned by Mulinix, Denny Miller and William Rufenacht, Lost In Time was a $47,000 purchase at last year's Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. The bay pacing colt, who finished second in his elimination, was making just his fourth career start on Saturday. "Well I'm old fashion, I like to have them ready before I race," said Mulinix. "When you just have one you can't afford to take a chance and hurt them, so I just took my time and let them beat each other for a while and then we stepped in." Lost In Time's only victory prior to the Metro was a 2:03.4 score in a $750 race at the Hicksville, Ohio fair on August 25. The fair start was also the first charted-line for the rookie, who then qualified at Hoosier Park before finishing second in a Kentucky Sires Stakes event prior to the Metro. Saturday's victory is extra special for Mulinix, as he finished second in the 2011 Metro Pace with Lost In Time's sire, A Rocknroll Dance. "That makes up for 'Rock'," said Mulinix. "With 'Rock' I didn't have the experience then and he (gave) me the experience to do it with this horse. I had never raced at this level much in my life, but this was really exciting. "I bought this horse just to show them that 'Rock' could do it and it worked out and I'm really thankful and actually quite humbled by the whole thing." Winning-driver Zeron is now a two-time Metro champion, as he piloted Artspeak to victory in the 2014 edition. Lost In Time is now two for four with $425,875 earned for his connections. A $2 win ticket on Lost In Time returned $8.20. The $2 Exacta with Hayden Hanover paid $184.20, while the $1 Trifecta including Pedro Hanover returned $368.30. The $1 Superfecta with Twin B Tuffenuff on the bottom paid $2,772.55. Lost In Time Mark McKelvie

Youaremycandygirl went to the front and never looked back en route to a 40-1 harness racing stunner in the $500,000 Shes A Great Lady Stakes. The Ron Burke trained filly bested seven other two-year-old pacing fillies in a sizzling 1:50.4. Driver Louis Philippe Roy opted to blast the daughter of American Ideal out from post-eight and secured the front through a :26.4 opening-quarter. Kendall Seelster, the 4/5 favourite, left from the rail and got the two-hole trip. Youaremycandygirl rolled along through fractions of :55 and 1:23 to lead by a length and a half turning for home. The outer-flow developed at the half, but didn't advance right away, which stalled star filly Percy Blue Chip at the back. In the stretch, Youaremycandygirl showed plenty of determination and stormed home in :27.4 to score by a length and a quarter over Kendall Seelster. Come See The Show finished third, while Percy Blue Chip came from last to finish fourth. "Going into the last turn she did the same as the first turn and put in some bad steps and I couldn't let her go that much," said Roy following the race. "I had a lot of horse in the last turn and I said if I can just get her to go around the last turn she'll be hard to beat. "Behind the gate I was planning to race her from behind, but I changed my mind pretty quick because no one was leaving inside of me." Owned by W. Donovan, Youaremycandygirl did not enter Saturday's contest with the record of a 40-1 shot. The Burke trainee was three for five competing in New York Sires Stakes events. A $150,000 Harrisburg yearling purchase, Youaremycandygirl earnings soar to $331,545 following her victory Saturday. The combination of Roy and Burke has found success this season at Mohawk and the reinsman is grateful for the opportunity he's received from the sport's leading trainer. "I'm really thankful to him. I don't even know if I've ever talked to him, but he puts a lot of confidence in me and I really appreciate it. The whole team, his brother too, I really appreciate it." A $2 win ticket on Youaremycandygirl returned $82.70, $17.10 and $6.30. The $2 Exacta with Kendall Seelster ($2.90, $2.40) paid $178.00, while the $1 Trifecta including Come See The Show ($3.80) paid $510.80. The $1 Superfecta with Percy Blue Chip returned $1,582.05. Youaremycandygirl Mark McKelvie

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - D Gs Camme is back. The former dominate force on the East Coast Invitational harness racing circuit mowed down his foes in the $2,400 Saturday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gilles Barrieau sat behind the two-time Governor's Plate champion as he laid on the rail the majority of the mile before using the passing the lane to defeat pacesetter Carracci Hanover and driver Jason Hughes in 1:54.2. It was just the fifth start of the season for D Gs Camme as he scored his first win of the 2017 season for the training double for Jackie Matheson, who does the training for owners Ron Matheson, Tom Clark and Quentin and Hal Bevan of Charlottetown. The Saturday night feature saw Carracci Hanover finish second with Likely To Win (Adam Merner) completing the $563.75 triactor. The $2,250 Open Mares pace had a mile upset as Good Luck Kathy hit the wire first at 6-1 odds for to double up driver Hughes who engineered the winning journey for conditioner Jennifer Trainor and owner Danny Birt of Stratford. Race favorite Shadows Mystery (Kenny Arsenault) was second with Prettyndangerous (Merner) third. Corey MacPherson had two driving wins on the program winning with Jetta Flys in 1:56.3 for trainer Stephen Quinn of Stratford and Simon Said in 1:57.3 for Joey Squires of Charlottetown. Gary Chappell also had two driving trips to the winner's circle with Tobins Terror in 2:00.1 from his own stable and with Dilans Mustang after a narrow 1:58.1 victory for trainer Robert Phillips of Pinette. Check out www.Redshores.ca for more information.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

TROIS-RIVIERES, QC - The trotters take center stage at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday afternoon with four return winners in the eighth race feature. Yet, the 5/2 morning line favorite is not a return winner. That honoree is Commissioner Daley, who starts from post five for co-owner, trainer and driver Guy Gagnon. Returning to H3R from Rideau Carlton, Commissioner Daley is having a superb season. The six-year-old gelded son of Conway Hall already sports seven wins, the fastest a 1:57 triumph at Rideau. Two starts back he was able to lead from start to finish in 1:58.2. His main competition will come from Jamigo in post three for driver Danuel LaFlamme. Returning from a long stint in the USA, Jamigo was on a roll at H3R winning three of four starts before leaving Quebec for owner/trainer Manon Lamothe of Terrebonne. In his last start in the USA, Jamigo was able to post a nose victory in 1:57.2, his fastest winning time this year. Four Starz Speed is always a major threat whenever he races. The "old man" of the field at age 12, still can show his heels to his younger rivals. Hailing from the Maguire Stable, Four Starz Speed starts from post four with Kevin Maguire driving. Last week he was second in the Invitational and three starts back he was a winner in 1:59. Both Tuscans Memory (post six) and KFB Amigo Cool (post eight) are return winners moving up in class to take on the best trotters at H3R. Rounding out the nine-horse field are Artemis Duharas (post one), K Rkadbra (post two), Dance Hall George (post seven) and Federal Strike (post nine). First race post time Sunday at 12:30 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

London, September 22, 2017 -- The Raceway at Western Fair District will usher in another exciting season of live harness racing beginning on Monday, October 2nd. The weekly Fall schedule features racing every Monday and Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. and Friday nights at 7:05 p.m. The final leg of the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions for two-year-old colt pacers will take place on Tuesday, October 3rd and that will just be the start of a busy month at the London oval. Grand opening festivities will happen on Friday, October 6th and will be held in conjunction with the 250th Anniversary of horse racing in Canada. Some of the special events planned include $1 programs, an 8-foot commemorative cake, 'Wanna Drive' team on hand, seminar for potential new horse owners, a Bouncy Pony media celebrity race and prize giveaways including an opportunity to win a $250 cash prize. "We are looking forward to the return of live racing and have a busy month of October planned to kick it off," said Director of Racing Greg Blanchard. "There are some changes and some new events that we are excited about and that we hope will enhance our racing product and on-track experience throughout the season." A brand new event this year is the Veteran's Classic on Friday, October 20th. The event will celebrate military veterans, young and old, in a unique setting as part of the live racing program. The night will kick off with a performance from the 1st Hussars Cavalry Troop and there will also be a showcase of military vehicles throughout the facility, veterans' tributes between races and the Veteran's Classic Pace as the on-track feature. The Raceway will use the occasion to officially unveil its new winner's circle which will also honour military veterans both past and present. Other major events during the month of October include the Forest City Preview on Friday, October 13, in conjunction with the new London Selected Yearling Sale that same weekend, and the 12thannual Harness The Hope night on Friday, October 27. Track management had considered implementation of a passing lane this season and received tremendous response to an online poll asking customers their opinion on the initiative. The overall response was slightly in favour of the move, however management has opted not to make a change for this season and will revisit it for 2018. Customers will notice a change to the Monday Pub Night menu with the addition of some new menu options to go along with the regular favourites - details to come. Customers are invited to come out to the Top Of The Fair every Monday to enjoy great food, live racing, watch their favourite game and have an opportunity at prize giveaways. Reservations are not required. The betting menu will also get a tweak as the early pick-3 each day will now be guaranteed at $2,500. The early Pick-3 has grown into one of the more popular wagers on the daily menu which also includes a pair of $5,000 guaranteed Pick-4 pools and a pair of Super Hi-5 wagers - all are 15% takeout wagers. The Super Hi-5 races were contested at 1-1/16 miles during the final month of last season as a trial and The Raceway team was encouraged by the results. "I think the experiment hit the mark in all the areas we were hoping it would," explained Blanchard. "The longer run to the first turn gave outside horses a better chance to get early position and gave drivers more time to get their horses set for the first turn which is a positive. The longer distance gave each starter an increased chance to overcome a slow start and betting was higher than anticipated on those races. It is something we feel worked very well and that we plan to continue for this season." The added distance races feature nine-horse fields with 10 per cent added to the purse and money paid out to the top six finishers rather than the standard top five. For more details on the upcoming meet visit www.westernfairdistrict.com. To make reservations for Grand Opening night at the Top Of The Fair, email topofthefair@westernfairdistrict.com or call 519-438-7203 (ext. 252). From WFD Media

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - When the dust settled last Sunday in Truro, N.S., Adkins Hanover was the only one left standing against harness racing Invitational company and now the top Island pacers get a crack at him Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The card kicks off at 6 P.M. with 13-dashes scheduled including the race 12 top event for a purse of $2,400 with Adkins Hanover being forced to overcome the outside post 7 fresh off his 1:54.2 victory in the $7,500 Johnny Conroy Memorial Invitational at the Truro Raceway. Corey MacPherson will drive the Trevor Hicken trained pacer for owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. His Saturday night Red Shores competition includes Caracci Hanover, who has acquitted himself well since relocating East, with Jason Hughes at the lines for conditioner Jennifer Trainor. Likely To Win is at 7-2 odds as third choice on the morning line after putting together a solid season for driver Adam Merner and trainer Melissa Rennie, getting post 4 to work from this week. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees the 1:54.2 mile laid down by Adkins Hanover in his most recent as far too much to ignore. "Adkins Hanover has got the gate speed to overcome the outside post so if he can secure an uncontested lead there could be nothing but open road ahead," MacIsaac said. Also in the field of seven is Elm Grove Kaboom (Earl Smith), Mick Dundee (Donnie MacNeill), D Gs Camme (Gilles Barrieau) and Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie). A hard hitting group of Open Pacing Mares is set to duke it out in race 9 for a $2,250 purse with Prettyndangerous living up to her name in recent week as she rides a two-race Open Mares streak into post 3 for driver Merner, trainer and co-owner Bo Ford, and co-owner Arnold Myers, all of Charlottetown. Both of those winning trips were in identical 1:56.2 miles for Prettyndangerous but classifier Gerard Smith will install Good Luck Kathy (Hughes) as the morning line choice from post 2 while Shadows Mystery (Kenny Arsenault) is another top choice with rail control. Ramblinglily was the dominate force in the mare's rank at the start of the season but incredibly has not seen the winner's circle in pari-mutuel action since July 29. Trainer Alan Jones has elected to make a change in the driver's seat this week as Ken Murphy will drive the daughter of Articulator. Check out www.Redshores.ca for more information. Old Buck Headlines Sunday Red Shores Card The 2017 racing season has been kind to trainer Alan MacDonald as his charge has been tremendous all season and gets the nod as top choice in the Sunday afternoonfeature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. First race post time is 1 P.M. for the 13-dash card with a competitive eight horse field assembled for the $2,200 race 12 featured pace. Old Buck has been rock solid all season for trainer MacDonald of Summerside, who also owned the four-year-old son of Ameripan Gigolo. With 17 starts on the season, the pacing horse has five wins, three seconds and three thirds to give MacDonald a sparking .450 training average. Jason Hughes regularly handles the driving duties of Old Buck and will return to the lines again this week from post 2 as the morning line choice. Ultimatelyhandsome has been knocking on the door recently with top three finishes in his last three starts for trainer Sifroi Melanson. Dale Spence gets the catch driving call on Ultimatelyhandsome from post 6 this week while the fast pacing Rash B Havior has post 4 for trainer Mike Peters of Emyvale with Gary Chappell in the seat on Sunday afternoon. Other feature entrants include Dbs Rosco (Walter Cheverie), Minor Wisdom (Ryan Desroche), Machinthesand (Ken Murphy), Good Friday Three (Wade Sorrie) and Allstar Seelster (Norris Rogers). The afternoon back-up class hits the track in race 13 with Culpepper installed at 12-1 odds as the longest shot on the board but that was before his 1:56.2 romp on Thursday in Charlottetown. Ryan Desroche picks up the catch drive from post 5 behind the Kristina McCourt trainee as the pacers looks to defend his four consecutive top two finishes since relocating East. Pictonian Storm gets top call on the morning line from post 2 with Wade Sorrie in the bike while Heart And Guts rides a two-race win streak into post 7 and again gets the services of Spence. For race programs, live video, promotional information and more go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

FRASERVILLE - Kawartha Downs will host its only Racing Under Saddle race this year on Saturday night when Kamikaze Lindy attempts to record his third consecutive harness racing victory. What makes this attempt unique is the fact he has scored his most recent wins in a different fashion. The first, at Mohawk on Sept. 4, was in the traditional style of harness racing with a driver and sulky behind him. The second occurred two weeks ago at Hiawartha Horse Park when he won the RUS race there while being ridden. The five-year-old trotter will attempt his second straight RUS win in Saturday's third race at Kawartha where he'll square off against four other rivals including stablemate Lets Leavem. Both horses are trained by Shane Arsenault who also owns Kamikaze Lindy who will be ridden by Heather Reese. Lets Leavem will be ridden by his owner Sarah Town. The five RUS riders, Sarah, Heather, Marielle Enberg, Maggie Jones and Natalie Elliott will be available to meet and greet with fans in the grandstand following race five. This is the second last race card at Kawartha Downs for 2017. Post time is 7 p.m. KAWARTHA DOWNS GRADED ENTRIES Saturday, Sept. 23 post time 7 p.m. FIRST - PACE, $4,500 (DD, EX, TR) 1. Supersport (N Boyd) 6. Nothing But Bad (J Gillespie) 5. Master Negotiator (R Gassien) 4. Tugs Escape (B Macdonald) 3. Mini Putt (M Wade) 7. Thatsjusthowiroll (D Gassien) 9. Scintillator (S Johnson) 2. Magnify Bliss (J Woodward) 8. Inkerman Rocket (A Kerwood) SECOND - PACE, $5,000 (EX, TR) 6. Four For Orr (R Gassien) 4. Lo Lo Lo Logan (R Webb) 1. St Lads Captain (D Gassien) 8. Iamsam Samiam (J Thomson) 3. Joys Blazingsevens (N Boyd) 7. Imtoobadtobecute (M Wade) 5. Santanna Tony (J Woodward) 9. Pop N Liam (J Turcotte) 2. Rocket Gal (A Kerwood) ae. Diamonds Dance (N Boyd) THIRD - TROT, $4,500 (EX, TR) 1. Lets Leavem (S Town) 2. Kamikaze Lindy (H Reese) 5. Majestic Mystic (N Elliott) 4. Pukka (M Jones) 3. Precious Phoebe (T Enberg) FOURTH - PACE, $4,500 (EX, TR) 6. Liplock (N Boyd) 4. Cold Creek Lacey (J Gillespie) 2. Jo Big (K Benn) 1. True Companion (B Macdonald) 7. Emily Beach (R Doyle) 9. Dolly Dali (J Woodward) 3. Tea Bag (S Gassien) 5. Show Some Machsie (R Gassien) 8. Britches Say What (J Thomson) FIFTH - TROT, $4,100 (EX, TR) 2. Ill Stay Here (B Macdonald) 6. Warken On Air (R Webb) 9. Illusionsndreams (R Gassien) 4. L H Sonofthetimes (J Thomson) 1. Legionsofangels (N Boyd) 5. Quiet Moment (D Graham) 7. Autodynamic (W Hie) 3. Howmac Gypsy (J Woodward) 8. Peeling Out (R Doyle) SIXTH - PACE, $4,000 (EX, TR) 2. Bittersweet Dreams (B Macdonald) 3. Sophie Blu (R Webb) 6. D G Nickabocker (A Kerwood) 4. Rockin Sockem (D Gassien) 9. Hiclass Hanover (R Doyle) 7. Art Of The Deal (J Gillespie) 1. Hazuseenmybucket (N Boyd) 8. Lilys Penelope (J Turcotte) 5. Ima Holy Terror (J Thomson) SEVENTH - PACE, $4,400 (EX, TR) 2. Uf Bettors Hanover (B Macdonald) 3. Kiss Me Or Not (N Boyd) 1. Oakrock Eldorado (R Gassien) 4. Hey Grin (A Kerwood) 5. May To For (R Webb) 6. Harttattack (D Gassien) 7. Galagher Seelster (J Thomson) 8. Dana Salaam (B Collins) 9. Duneside Sport (G Ketros) EIGHTH - PACE, $4,800 (EX, TR) 2. Lock N Reload (R Webb) 3. Emma Ivy (B Macdonald) 5. Jetset Charmer (S Johnson) 9. Real Wicked (R Doyle) 7. Regally Magnified (J Turcotte) 4. Windsun Falls (J Gillespie) 1. Wildcat Jet (J Thomson) 6. Windsong Leopold (N Boyd) 8. Let There Be Rock (A Kerwood) ae. Bet Till Dawn (R Gassien) NINTH - PACE, $4,000 (EX, LD, TR) 7. Big Moment (R Doyle) 6. Putnams New Year (B Macdonald) 1. Who Dey (N Boyd) 8. A Boy Named Suuzz (W Hie) 2. Thundering Bay (D Clancy) 5. Better Art (J Gillespie) 3. Casimir Oppee (R Webb) 4. Stir And Serve (G Ketros) TENTH - TROT, $5,000 (EX, SF, TR) 5. Millers Song (N Boyd) 4. Shestherealthing (R Webb) 1. Rare Ruby (M Harvey) 3. Anutherdynamic (K Jones) 6. Zebs Abbey (J Gillespie) 2. Peace Keeper (P Henriksen) 7. Muscle Museum (B Macdonald) 9. Magic Moss (R Gassien) 8. Muscle Lane (W Hie) Reprinted with permission of The Peterborough Examiner

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Culpepper did not secure the lead until the second half of the mile but he still demolished his feature harness racing rivals at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. With Jason Hughes in the bike, Culpepper was on the move through the first half of the mile in the $1,700 featured event advancing first up through fractions of 28.2 and 57.2 laid down by Four Corners (Driven by Gilles Barrieau). When the Kristina McCourt trained Culpepper found front he never looked back with three-quarters in 1:26.3 before a two-and-three-quarter length victory in 1:56.2. The seven-year-old son of Camluck is owned by McCourt along with Braedon McKenna of Kensington. Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton) was second in the featured event while another member of the McCourt stable, Capitalism (Adam Merner), was third. Kennel Buddy used a first over attack to defeat his Open trot rivals as the heavy favorite for owner-trainer-driver David Dowling in 1:59.1. Despite the chalk favorite landing in the winner's circle, the $1,850 class saw some upsets in the next two spots as Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) was second at 14-1 odds while Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd) completed the triactor at 13-1 leading to a $321.30 triactor payout for a $2 ticket. Corey MacPherson and Walter Cheverie both had driving doubles on the 10-dash program. MacPherson's wins came with Hop Up in 2:02.3 for Keith Campbell of Tyne Valley and with Hurricane Hill in 1:57.1 for trainer Ron Gass of Cornwall. Cheverie's victories were with Rojans White Jet in a 1:59.1 mile from the stable of Clair Sweet of O'Leary and with with Scarlet Safari in 1:58.3 for Brent Campbell of Charlottetown. Go to www.Redshores.ca for more information including race replays and programs for the upcoming Red Shores cards. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

The Atlantic Sires Stakes race season is quickly drawing to a close, with the final harness racing events of the regular season taking place this weekend at Northside Downs. The two year-old pacing colts and fillies will roll into the North Sydney oval on Saturday afternoon for the final opportunity to earn points this season. Points earned in each Atlantic Sires Stakes 'A' division pacing event and all trot events go towards securing a spot in the season-ending Atlantic Breeders Crown Championships. Two 'A' divisions of the pacing colts will each go for a purse pool of $9860 and one division of the 'A' pacing fillies will go for an impressive $17,800. This year's championship weekend will take place at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park on October 7 and 8. First race post time on Saturday at Northside Downs is 1 pm. Lynne MacLennan Executive Director Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association

Don’t let an emergency situation catch you off guard. Having basic training and the right tools at hand can allow you to handle an emergency with the clarity and logic required. Being prepared can mean the difference between life and death for both the large animal in peril and the human intent on saving it. Equine Guelph is pleased to offer a two and a half day Animal Rescue Operational Level Courseheld at the Meaford Fire Department Training Centre in Meaford, ON, November 17 -19, 2017. This Large Animal Rescue course will appeal to a wide audience as it will be offered to hands-on participants for $295 + hst and auditors at $175 + hst. Topics covered will be useful for first responders, pre-service, law enforcement, animal control officers, veterinarians, vet. technicians, emergency animal response teams, horse owners, livestock producers and associations. All registrants must be 18 years of age. The course will be subject to registration numbers and the hands-on participants will be limited to 30 students. Topics include: fire and emergency preparedness, trailer safety, containment methods of large animals, introduction to mud and trench rescue, working within the incident command system, medical concerns during emerging situation, and livestock behaviour in stressful situations. What past students are saying: “A successful emergency rescue is about 90 percent preparation and 10% action,” says Ontario SPCA officer Bonnie Bishop. “Pre-incident planning is crucial for any farm owner,” says Deborah Chute, owner and operator of Laurenwood Stables and a volunteer firefighter with the Adjala-Tosorontio Fire Department, “Farms by their very nature contain many hazards to humans, animals and the environment, and careful planning before the event of an emergency can save lives and property. Coverage of a past training course: http://barrie.ctvnews.ca/fire-crews-train-to-rescue-large-animals-during-emergencies-1.3391825 Lead instructor Victor MacPherson looks forward to the training opportunities that will be afforded by running the course in late November, “we will be training in realistic conditions with real life scenarios − both daytime and nighttime operations.” MacPherson has been involved with Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue since 2013 and has completed several training courses in both awareness and operational levels. He has assisted in training and facilitating courses with both Equine Guelph and Dr. Rebecca Gimenez (TLAER Inc.). Victor has been involved in operational rescues. MacPherson has been with the Adjala-Tosorontio Fire Department for the past 24 years and District Fire Chief for past 19. This municipality covers 400 kilometers; and runs approximately 250 calls a year, from Community Service to house fires, and car accidents. Victor is also an employee with City of Vaughan Fire as a Master Emergency Vehicle Technician for past 17 years. Victor is Ex-military as a retired Master Corporal, attached to armoured units and acquired his military mechanics license for armoured vehicles. He has serviced with NATO in Europe. If you have questions related to the course please contact Dr. Susan Raymond slraymon@uoguelph.ca or 519-824-4120 ext 54230. To register for this course or get the Course flyer. This course qualifies for continuing education credits Equine Guelph is the horse owners' and care givers' Centre at the University of Guelph. It is a unique partnership dedicated to the health and well-being of horses, supported and overseen by equine industry groups. Equine Guelph is the epicentre for academia, industry and government – for the good of the equine industry as a whole. For further information, visit TheHorsePortal.ca.

Longtime harness racing official Diane Twasnick passed away this morning (September 20) at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, ON after a brief battle with cancer. She was 59. Diane's career as a Race Secretary and Charter spanned more than three decades at Elmira Raceway, Grand River Raceway and Hanover Raceway. Diane had a deep affinity for harness racing, and its horses and people. Beyond her astute skills and knowledge, she had a glowing smile, bright personality and fabulous sense of humour. Her family will hold a private ceremony. Details of a Celebration Of Life are forthcoming. Kelly Spencer Mgr. Marketing & Communications Grand River Raceway

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Kensington duo of Culpepper and Capitalism will face off as top harness racing contenders in Thursday evening's featured pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 6:30 P.M. with the Kristina McCourt trained pair of Culpepper and Capitalism leaving from posts 1 and 6, respectively, in the race 9 $1,700 featured event in Charlottetown. Culpepper has been razor sharp since arriving on the East coast with two wins and a huge second place finish while recovering from a break for driver Jason Hughes and owners McCourt along with 11-year-old Braedon McKenna of Kensington. The grey son of Camluck is installed at 3-1 odds off the rail with Hughes back in the bike. Capitalism drops down in class this week for driver Adam Merner but has not missed the board in his last five outings for owner-trainer McCourt. Post 7 has hardy campaigner Smiley Bayama with Ron Gass training and driving from his Cornwall stable. The nine-year-old son of Aces Up is dropping out of the preferred ranks and was a winner his last start at this level. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is looking for a mild upset victory from Capitalism in Thursday's main event. "Capitalism got a late start to his season so he should be just about where he wants to be now from a conditioning standpoint," MacIsaac said. "Not sure he can get a trip from out here but he's a potential sleeper if he does." Other entries include Hemingway (Vaughan Doyle), Shock The Rock (Brandon Webster), Four Corners (Gilles Barrieau) and Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton). A tight field of six Open trotters line up in race 7 for a $1,850 purse with Freddie noticeably absent on the card along with his trainer-driver Marc Campbell, who is vacationing in Ohio for the Little Brown Jug. With that dominating combination out of the picture, the door is wide open for the favorably positioned Kennel Buddy from post 1 for owner-trainer-driver David Dowling. Dusty Lane Jacob has been acquitting himself well in Open trot competition and gets Merner in the bike again from post 3 this week while the ultra-consistent Holy Molie Maggie leaves from post 2. The Animal Nutrition Association Of Canada pace hits the track in race 8 for a $1,200 pot with SOS Bambie the morning line choice with Mark Bradley subbing in on the driver's for trainer Gary Chappell and owner Ryan MacDonald of Halifax. The Bank Of Montreal Business Banking Group pace is in race 6 and Derreen is top choice for driver Dowling and trainer Kenneth Wilkie of Stratford. Race 1 is sponsored by Chartered Professional Accountants of Prince Edward Island and the event will see WC Nellie J attempt to break her maiden for trainer-driver Hughes. For more information go to www.redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

Guelph, Ontario - On October 2-22, 2017, Equine Guelph will bring together horse enthusiasts from across Canada and beyond with its new Horse Safety & Behaviour course.     The three-week online short course has already caused a stir in the equine industry with adults who have benefitted from this invaluable information for anyone involved with horses.   When hearing this offering was also going out to youth between age 14 and 17, safety crusader Jacqueline Brooks was quick to lend her support promoting education on rider safety.     Canadian Jacqueline Brooks was one of the first Grand Prix dressage riders to routinely wear a helmet in international competition.     Learn more about staying safe around horses in Equine Guelph's Behaviour and Safety 3 week online course. Offerings for Adults and Youth (14 - 17).   Course Topics:    The Horse in the Wild - A Herd and Flight Animal  The Modern Day Horse  How Horses See and Hear  Herd Behaviour - How Horses Interact with Each Other  Horse Handling/Approaching a Horse  Rider/Helmet Safety  Trailer Loading Safety Basics  Safety around the Barn and Paddocks  Fire Safety  Returning from an Injury   The course will be delivered on The Horse Portal - Equine Guelph's new e-training platform designed to provide a practical, common sense community approach to learning for horse enthusiasts of all ages.   "We are proud that our first online course for youth will deliver safety training to this grassroots segment of our industry," says Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph. "The Horse Portal will bring together our young people in a safe, online community where they will learn how to 'speak horse' - and, ultimately, stay safe around horses and on the farm!"   Made possible by a grant from the Grand River Agricultural Society, Equine Guelph has developed the course for youth aged 14-17 and will also offer an adult version scheduled to run at the same time, Oct 2 - 22, 2017.   Equine Guelph has partnered with all English-speaking equestrian federations across Canada and a special 10% course discount is available for both adult and junior members. In addition, 50 free courses are on offer to 4-H Horse Club Members and 50 for Ontario Equestrian Federation Junior Members on a first-come-first served basis.   For more information, go to TheHorsePortal.ca  

CAMPBELLVILLE, September 19 - Rookie pacers will be in the harness racing spotlight for the $816,000 Metro Pace and $500,000 Shes A Great Lady this Saturday (September 23) at Mohawk Racetrack. The Metro Pace, harness racing's richest race for two-year-olds, features a field of 10 colts and geldings led by elimination winners Stay Hungry (1:50.2), Twin B Tuffenuff (1:51.1) and Pedro Hanover (1:51.2). The Shes A Great Lady for pacing fillies did not require eliminations last week and will see a field of eight competing for half a million dollars. A 12-race card has been put together for Saturday and total purses for the evening exceed $1.5 million. The Metro Pace has been carded as Race 9, while the Shes A Great Lady goes as Race 6. The Metro Pace, which was first raced in 1988, is annually the biggest race for two-year-old pacers and has an impressive list of past champions, including Artsplace, Presidential Ball, Rocknroll Hanover and Somebeachsomewhere. Trainer Tony Alagna, who won the Metro in 2013 with Captaintreacherous, sends out a pair of starters, including the undefeated Stay Hungry. A son of 2007 winner Somebeachsomewhere, Stay Hungry won arguably the toughest of last Saturday's three eliminations by edging out Lost In Time and Hayden Hanover by a neck in 1:50.2, which established a new season's mark for a two-year-old pacer. Stay Hungry is three for three to start his career for owners Brad Grant, who is Mohawk's leading owner, and Irwin Samelman. His two other victories came in a $14,000 conditioned race and a $97,880 division of the Champlain. The bay colt was a $150,000 purchase at last year's Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. Doug McNair will be seeking his first Metro title and will guide Stay Hungry from post position two. "This is kind of where you aim for to start a season," McNair said following Stay Hungry's elimination victory. "He's coming into the Metro final in good shape - dropped two more seconds off his previous mark and he did it pretty handily. He felt pretty good [while] they were battling up front. He's green once he clears - he hesitates a bit, but he's real smart; he knows what he's doing." Alagna will also send out Odds On Lauderdale (PP8, Sylvain Filion) in Saturday's rich final. Pennsylvania Sires Stakes champion Pedro Hanover is arguably the hottest horse coming into the Metro Pace. The Andrew Harris trainee is on a four-race win streak with all four victories coming in stakes events. Also a son of Somebeachsomewhere, Pedro Hanover paced a final-quarter of :26.2 to secure a 1:51.2 victory in his elimination. Driver Andrew McCarthy first sat behind the bay colt in winning a $112,525 division of the Nassagaweya on August 26 and has since guided the rookie to two more victories. "I got very lucky [when] Tim Tetrick couldn't make it up here for the Nassagaweya, and he mentioned my name, so I got to come up and race him up here," McCarthy said after Pedro Hanover's elimination score. "They went [fast] enough in the first quarter, so I knew that'd take a bit of the sting out of them. As long as I was handy enough at the head of the stretch, I know he's going to kick home in 26-and-change; he can really fly." Pedro Hanover was an $80,000 yearling purchase last November at Harrisburg and is owned by locals Brad Gray of Dundas, Ontario and Denise Guerriero of Toronto, Ontario. Pedro Hanover is five for seven with $260,656 earned. He'll start from post-four. Twin B Tuffenuff was the surprise winner of last Saturday's three eliminations. The Steve Elliott trainee and driver Brett Miller came through with a 7-1 upset to break his maiden in 1:51.1. A son of Rock N Roll Heaven, Twin B Tuffenuff hadn't been finding the wire first prior to Saturday, but was showing tremendous speed on the end of his miles. "This is a very nice colt," Miller said after the elimination score. "As you can see on his lines, at the quarter, at the half, he's been 15 lengths off - 15 lengths off at the half and pacing unreal back halves. He has troubles steering, so I knew, if I could ever get him close from the half on, he'd be tough to beat." Owned by Marvin Rounick, Twin B Tuffenuff was a $75,000 yearling purchase at Harrisburg and is one for eight with $35,830 earned. The Elliott trainee will leave from post-three with Miller. The Metro Pace final is completed by St Lads Neptune (PP1, Jody Jamieson), Lost In Time (PP5, Scott Zeron), Nutcracker Sweet (PP6, Tim Tetrick), Taste Of History (PP7, Louis Philippe Roy), Springsteen (PP9, Chris Ryder), Hayden Hanover (PP10, Andy Miller). The $500,000 Shes A Great Lady promises to be an exciting showdown, as eight pacing fillies will square off. Come See The Show will be looking to make her momma proud starting from post-four with driver Tim Tetrick. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere is the second foal out of 2009 Shes A Great Lady winner Put On A Show. Trained by Linda Toscano, Come See The Show has two wins and two runner-up finishes in five starts for earnings of $72,498. The bay filly was purchased for $550,000 at last October's Lexington Selected Yearling Sale by co-breeders Joanne Young and Richard Young. The talent runs deep in the Shes A Great Lady, as local standouts Kendall Seelster and Percy Bluechip are set to lock horns once again. Trained by Paul Reid, Kendall Seelster is riding a two-race win streak into Saturday, which includes a 1:51.1 score in the $169,381 Champlain Stakes on September 2. The daughter of Shadow Play has posted three wins and four runner-up finishes in eight starts. Randy Waples, who won the Shes A Great Lady in 2015 with L A Delight, will guide Kendall Seelster from the rail. Dr. Ian Moore trainee Percy Bluechip generated a ton of buzz with her debut performance and is coming into Saturday's race with four wins in five starts. Her only loss was a runner-up finish to Kendall Seelster in the Champlain. Also a daughter of Shadow Play, Percy Bluechip has banked $283,111 for owners Shadow Two Stable, James & Wilma MacKenzie and Hudson Standrdbrd Stb Inc. She was a $110,000 Forest City Yearling Sale purchase. The field of pacing fillies also includes New York Sires Stakes standout Youaremycandygirl for trainer Ron Burke. The daughter of American Ideal is three for five with $81,545 banked. She will start from post-eight with Yannick Gingras listed to drive. The Shes A Great Lady field is completed by Kissin In The Sand (PP2, Yannick Gingras), Twin B Peaches (PP3, Andrew McCarthy), Pueblo Blue Chip (PP5, Jody Jamieson), Sidewalk Dancer (PP6, Brett Miller). Early program pages for the Metro Pace and Shes A Great Lady card can be viewed by clicking here. Fans are reminded that Mohawk will be hosting a "New Owner Seminar" prior to Saturday's races. The seminar will offer fans the opportunity to learn about affordable and easy options for becoming involved in racehorse ownership. The seminar will begin at 6 p.m. in the Director's Lounge. Signage will be posted at the Grandstand entrance to guide those wishing to attend. Post time for Saturday's 12-race card is 7:30 p.m. Mark McKelvie

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