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Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Hippodrome 3R featured the first race program without the use of whips on Sunday and all 11 races went without a hitch. The experiment of "whipless" racing will also take place next Sunday, which is closing day for the 2018 season. H3R's leading driver the past two years, Stephane Brosseau, put on a clinic on handling a trotter without a whip in the sixth race Preferred Trot with Upvote Hanover. Holiday Party (Pascal Berube) was first off the starting gate from post five, grabbing the early lead with Caroluzzo (Stephane Gendron) sitting in the pocket-seat and R Rkadabra and driver Franics Picard stuck coming first-over. They raced past the opening quarter mile in :28.2 as Holiday Party held firm to his lead. R Rkadabra was parked out and following his outside cover was Upvote Hanover as they past the half mile marker in :59.3. Then in the backstretch, Brosseau moved Upvote Hanover three-wide and they were able to clear past R Rkadabra before the three-quarters in 1:30 and kept gaining ground on race leader Holiday Party. In the stretch, Upvote Hanover kicked in another gear for Brosseau as they pulled away and won by two lengths in 2:00.2. Second at 17-1 was EAU Naturelle (Simon Delisle) with Holiday Party third. It was the third straight win and tenth victory on the year for Upvote Hanover. The four-year-old gelded son of Kadabra is trained by Yves Tessier and owned by Francois Morin of Beauceville. He paid $4.30 to win. Rainbow Palace, the lone mare against seven male rivals, was able to show her heels to the boys, wiring the field for driver Francis Picard in 1:58.1. That was the fastest mile on the below freezing race card. Chaleurs Ad (Berube) was first on the lead with Rainbow Palace challenge on the outside and then taking the lead after a speedy opening quarter mile in :27.4. Rainbow Palace then led the way to the half mile in :58 with Hooter Scooter (Stephane Brosseau) coming first-over and giving cover to D J Power (Pierre Luc Roy) second-over. Then in the backstretch, driver Stephane Gendron took Ufdragons Rocket three-wide as they tried to loop the field past the three-quarters in 1:28.1. Coming down the stretch, Ufdragons Rocket began to fade and Rainbow Palace was able to hold off Hooter Scooter to win by a neck. Chaleurs Ad was third. Sired by Royal Mattjesty, Rainbow Palace is trained by Dominique Picard and owned by Francis Picard of Warwick. She paid $8.60 to win. Track Notes: Both Pascal Berube and Pierre Luc Roy had driving doubles and both Yves Tessier and Stephane Hubert had training doubles. Next Sunday is the final live race card of the 2018 season at the Hippodrome 3R and will also feature "whipless" racing. Both the leading driver and trainer awards will be presented. For more information, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club    

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Sock It Away has proven to be untouchable in 2018 as he extended his undefeated season to 18 straight in the Sunday afternoon preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Leading driver Marc Campbell engineered the winning trip as he put down fractions of 28.1, 57.4 and 1:27.2 with a final time of 1:56.2 by five open lengths in the $2,650 preferred pace a track rated two-seconds off. Undefeated in his three-year-old season, Sock It Away is trained by Kevin MacLean for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford, P.E.I. Winter Blast (Driven by Jason Hughes) was second with Mick Dundee (Don MacNeill) completing the top three. The preferred was one of three wins for Campbell as the Winsloe driver clicked with Rising Fella in 2:03.1 from the Jansen Sweet Stable of O’Leary. Campbell’s other win was with Malabrigo as she celebrated her 30th lifetime win from the Campbell stable in the $1,600 Eddie Power Memorial pace. Hughes made three trips to the winner’s circle as a driver on the program winning with Diggin In in 2:00.2 for Brian Ladner of Charlottetown, Casstielle in 2:04.1 for Trevor Easter of Morell and with Beach Cloud from his own stable in a 2:04.4 trip. Live racing continues Saturday Nov. 24, featuring Horseperson’s Day with the Paul MacDonald Memorial Driving Championship sponsored by the P.E.I. Standardbred Horse Owner’s Association. For more information check out Dustlanemissmolly Building Streak In Mares Open CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Dustlanemissmolly and her driver have one thing in common, they do their best work off the front end, and they showed it Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Myles Heffernan Sr., driven pacing mare was sent to the lead and never looked back in the $2,350 Fillies and Mares Open pace Saturday afternoon. Trained by Myles Heffernan Jr., the daughter of Brandon’s Cowboy laid down unchallenged splits of 29.3, 1:01.1 and 1:31.4 before sprinting home in 29.2 to close out the mile in 2:01.1 over sloppy conditions. Second went to Julep Hanover (Driven by Wade Myers) while third was claimed by Collective Wisdom (Drew Neill). Dustlanemissmolly, who won her third straight heat and second straight in the fillies and mares Open, is owned by Jackie Heffernan of Summerville, P.E.I. Harold Shepherd scored a training and driving double on the 13-dash program including a win with Suicide Shift in a short field of Open trotters. Shepherd won by five lengths in 2:05 in the $1,950 Open trot over Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) and Professor Gordon (Jason Hughes). The son of P Js Nabby is co-owned by Shepherd of Stratford, P.E.I., along with Margo Fisher of Fredericton, N.B. Shepherd also won with Harbourlite Jerry from his own stable in 2:01.3 for owner Ralph Jardine of Arthur, Ont. Check out for race replays and more. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Hippodrome 3R on Sunday will for the first time in Quebec harness racing history, feature "whipless" racing and the drivers have their work cut out for them in both the co-feature trot and pace as they are very competitive events. Also, for the first time this season, the race favorites in both co-feature events will be starting from post eight. The sixth race Preferred-Handicap Trot is headlined by invader Upvote Hanover, who will be driven by H3R's leading driver for the second straight season, Stephane Brosseau. Upvote Hanover from post eight, comes to H3R on a two-race win streak at Rideau Carleton, where in his last start the son of Kadabra, trained by Yves Tessier, won in 157.4. He will be seeking his 10th win of the year for owner Francois Morin of Beauceville. Jamigo goes from post six for driver Daniel Laflamme and has been a local favorite, winning two of his last three starts in this class. R Rkadabra is last week's return winner in this class and most certainly driver Francis Picard will not need a whip as this son of Kadabra is a front-end speedster. The race also spots the return of H3R regular Caroluzzo (post three); Holiday Party (post five) and Capteur De Reve (post four). Ufdragons Rocket, despite handicapped with post eight, is the seventh race trot top choice after coming from off the pace in his last start for driver Stephane Gendron, and winning in 1:56.1 after a valiant closing effort from fifth place at the top of the stretch. The Dragon Again nine-year-old sports ten wins this year for trainer Yves Tessier and owner Francois Morin, who seek a trainer/owner double in the feature events. He will be challenged by Hooter Scooter (post four) for driver Stephane Brosseau. He was a 1:56.4 victor in his last start. Clever Thing (post five) was a big upset winner last week at 16-1 for driver Tyler Jones and Rainbow Palace (post six) may be the lone mare in the field, but she has beaten her male rivals three times this season. Post time Sunday is 12:50 pm. This is the second to last live race card for the 2018 season. For a free race program, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club      

MILTON, ON - November 16, 2018 - The inaugural Harvest Series wrapped up Friday with sensational performances from Ontario sired sophomores Phantom Seelster and Johnny Bravo. A pair of series finales for colts and geldings took place on Friday's 10-race card with a full field of 10 clashing on the pacing side and a field of six battling on the trot. Phantom Seelster completed the sweep of the Harvest Series with a strong 2¾ lengths victory in the $47,500 final for pacing colts and geldings. Driven by Louis Philippe Roy, Phantom Seelster got away second and enjoyed a two-hole ride behind Westslucky Terror, who cut out fractions of :27.3, :57.1 and 1:26. Shadow Moon made a first-up bid in the middle-half to apply some pressure, but began to fade nearing three-quarters, which forced a cover-riding Mission Three and Foot Solider three-wide. Phantom Seelster and Roy had room to slide out of the two-hole at the top of the lane, surged by Westslucky Terror to claim the lead and pulled away from his rivals for a 1:54.2 victory. Mission Three finished second, while Foot Solider was third and Westslucky Terror fourth. Trained by Richard Moreau, Phantom Seelster entered the Harvest Series winless in 14 starts this season and now exits with three wins in 17 outings. The gelded son of Mach Three teamed up with a different driver in each of the three Harvest Series legs, partnering with Bob McClure and Trevor Henry in the preliminary legs. Phantom Seelster has now earned $55,270 this season following the series sweep, while his career numbers now sit at six wins and $98,935 earned for owners Gestion Mastel Inc, Conrad Leber and Marcel Barrieau. A $2 win ticket on Phantom Seelster returned $3. Johnny Bravo continued his winning ways with a 1:58.2 victory in the $43,900 final for trotting colts and geldings. Driven by Jean Bernard Renaud, Johnny Bravo was parked around the first turn and had to be pushed to clear Charlie Ona Harley for the top spot. Once in command, Johnny Bravo posted fractions of :57 and 1:27.4. In the stretch, Johnny Bravo was able to seal the deal by holding off a late push from Draft Year, who sat fourth for most of the mile, for a length victory. Charlie Ona Harley finished third, while Master Switch was fourth. A gelded son of Johnny William, Johnny Bravo entered Friday's final off a victory in the second leg and a runner-up finish in the first leg. The Paul Walker trainee has now won three of his last four starts to improve his record to four wins in 12 starts. Unraced as a two-year-old, Johnny Bravo has now earned $59,400 for owner/breeders Paul Walker and Julie Walker. He paid $4.20 to win. The Harvest Series was open to Ontario three-year-olds, who were non-winners of $30,000 in 2018 as of September 30. Friday evening's card also saw another edition of the $30,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred Pace. Seven-year-old Exhilarated put an end to Kendall Seeslster's winning streak by muscling by in the final strides for a thrilling victory. Kendall Seelster got things her own way, posting fractions of :28, :57.1 and 1:24.2. Exhilarated enjoyed a two-hole ride behind the heavy-favourite and took her shot in the lane along with the other four mares in the field. A six-across finish developed with Exhilarated just getting by in the final stride for a 1:53.3 victory. Kendall Seelster finished second, beat a head, while P L Hurricane was third. Trained by Carmen Auciello, Exhilarated and driver Jonathan Drury went off at odds of 12-1 and were entering Friday's contest off back-to-back fourth-place finishes. The veteran mare now has 11 wins and $198,620 earned in 41 starts this season for owner Auciello Stables. Exhilarated pushed her career numbers to 36 wins and $589,130 earned with the upset victory. She paid $27 to win. Live racing continues Saturday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m. by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Communications

It's late in the stakes season and now it's time for the Alberta 'showcase showdown' with the rich 'Super Finals' program carded for Saturday, November 17, at Century Downs - just north of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The top two and three-year-olds face off against each other in four $75,000 Finals, while the 'next-best' will be chasing after four $15,000 Consolations. The Super Finals will take place during the final four races, of Saturday afternoon's card, while the Consolations go behind the gate in the first four dashes.   Race 7 2YO Filly Super Final - $75,000 5 ROCKIN MYSTERY - has three straight victories coming in and now trainer Chris Lancaster adds lasix. Looking for driver Brandon Campbell to 'cowboy' this one up early and go unchallenged throughout. She looks much the best on paper here - 'key' her in both the PICK 5 & PICK 4. 6 GIN TWIST - was good enough for second-best to the top choice, here, in her latest. She does show breaking issues in the past - she'll need to behave for any shot in this one. 9 MAXSAMIAN - will have to race from off the pace again, leaving from the trailing spot, but she can grab a share against these. She's a 'must-play' for the TRI and SUPERFECTA. 4 JEDI TRICKS - is the Cinderella story in this race and she's certainly showing great form coming in, but can she keep it going? If she gets any kind of trip at all - she can be heard from.   Race 8 2YO C & G Super Final - $75,000 6 CRACKLE N BURN - for a Super Final upset! He shows great speed on the end of his miles and if there happens to be an early speed battle - it could set up for him late. Beware of this closer! 4 OUTLAWGRABBINGEARS - he's tough to go against, but there's just no value in backing him for the win. He's the richest on paper and he deserves to be the fave, but I'm thinking upset. 2 I AMA ROCKET - was all dressed up with no place to go last time. He has won against the pair I have selected, ahead of him, but he'll need some luck, in this field of nine, to do it again. 1 HF THEGREATPUMPKIN - he's a hunch play for me in here. He gets the rail advantage, here, plus a Mike Hennessy catch-drive. I wouldn't be surprised to see him do well on this day.   Race 9 3YO Filly Super Final - $75,000 3 CUSTARD LITE - has been a real nice filly since adding lasix in mid-July. A 9-time winner this season and I think she can handle this group for her richest win to date. Put her on top! 7 BEARCAT JOSI - tough post for this miss, but she's on great form coming in. It'll be interesting to see where driver Jamie Gray gets her settled early. She's a must play at a juicy 8/1 on the ML. 2 BORN A DRAGON - is an early speed threat and she'll be trying to stick around late with these. If she makes front and gets left alone, on the lead, she could be very tough to take down. 5 CUSDMAGICDRAGON - got stung in the early going, last time, so maybe it'll be a change in tactics here. we're expecting her to take lots of tote board action once again.   Race 10 3YO C & G Super Final - $75,000 5 EXIT SMILING - was much the best in the Maverick Final - winning by almost double-digit lengths and co-owner/trainer/driver Jamie Gray barely even asked him. Top call again! 4 PARADISE HILL - had traffic troubles last time and that shouldn't happen here. He gets a great post to work with and if riding along up close - he'll be heard from at some point. Beware! 1 MORTGAGE MY VILLA - gets the rail and will look to use it to his advantage here. He's definitely worth a look for the TRI and JACKPOT HI5. 2 YANKEE UP - has been a bit of a fringe player, but was the 'next-best' to our top choice, here, in his latest effort over Century Downs. If playing the HI5 - he belongs in it.   Sugar's Key Ticket Plays   Race 3 PICK 5 - 123579 / 27 / 234568 / 139 / 5 - $43.20 (20 CENT ticket)   Race 7 PICK 4 - 5 / 124569 / 2357 / 45 - $48 ($1 ticket)   Best of luck to all of those competing on Saturday at Century Downs. I'll be watching and cheering from London, Ontario...   *FREE Super Finals Program   by Shannon 'Sugar' Doyle      

Trois-Rivieres, QC - For the last two days of the live harness racing meet at the Hippodrome 3R, the drivers in all the races both this Sunday and next Sunday, will drive without whips. The Quebec Jockey Club, which oversees the racing at H3R, announced last week that they were going to experiment with "whipless" racing the last two days of the race meet. In North America, whipless racing has taken place at a few tracks including Plainridge Racetrack and the former Indiana Downs years ago. Australia was to go whipless in 2017, but that move has been put on hold while more research is done. Norway is the only country in Europe that has banned whipping in all harness racing and that began some 40 years ago in the 1970's. Whips, crops, willow switches and sticks have been used to guide and train animals since man first domesticated horses, cows, oxen and sheep. "This is an experiment of pari-mutuel racing without whips," said Director of Racing Murielle Thomassin. "There will be absolutely no whips allowed on the track these two special days. "There is no surprise that this year the population is tired of cruelty on animals," Thomassin continued. "The Quebec Jockey Club is ready to change with the society and evolve in a sport where the horse is our pride and joy. We must respect and protect them at all cost." Some of the drivers competing this Sunday at H3R gave their opinions on the upcoming trial of whipless racing. "I agree with strict rules for the use of the whip," said Daniel Laflamme. "We need the whip to control the horse in certain circumstances. It's our only working tool to bring the horse back to order and protect us." "I do not feel good about not having a whip," Jocelyn Gendron explained. "It is our way to be able to stimulate a horse without abusing the whip. To remove it completely may be dangerous." "I am happy that the QJC is taking steps to increase the customer base and the vitality of the races," said Pierre Luc Roy. "I also agree that measures need to be taken to reduce the use of the whip, however I do not believe that removing the whip is a good idea." "It is OK for a test day for two," Pascal Berube said, "but not for all of next year. It's not a solution to make racing more appealing." "If it will help the racetrack then I am happy to drive without a whip," Simon Delisle said. "We will see this Sunday how it goes. "The public does not like the whip." There are 11 races this Sunday for the first day of whipless racing at H3R. "We will see how the racing goes these two days without whips," Thomassin said. "We will study the races themselves and the wagering patterns too and maybe come up with some changes for the 2019 harness racing season in Quebec." First race post time Sunday is 12:50 pm. For a free race program, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club      

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top mares racing in Prince Edward Island will convene again on Saturday afternoon with the top entry looking to redeem herself at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 13-dash card gets underway at 12:30 P.M. with the $2,350 Fillies and Mares Open pace hitting the track in race 12. Prettyndangerous will again be the morning line choice after making a break in the first turn and being a non-factor in last week's top distaff pace. David Dowling is back in the bike for trainer Bo Ford, who co-owns with Arnold Myers of Charlottetown. The eight-year-old daughter of Armbro Deuce gets post 2 this week after her run of five-straight top three finishes was cut short by his miscue at the start last Saturday. That left the door open for Dustlanemissmolly to control the tempo and hit the winner's circle in that event. The Myles Heffernan Jr., trained mare will start from post 4 with Myles Heffernan Sr., in the bike for owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville, P.E.I. Collective Wisdom was the runner-up to Dustlanemissmolly and will retain the services of rookie pilot Drew Neill from post 6. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is banking of trainer Ford having the breaking issue resolved with Prettyndangerous as he places her in the win position. "Prettyndangerous took herself out of it with the early break last week and burned a ton of money in the process," MacIsaac said. "Those things can happen to the best of them though and you can bet your bottom dollar she'll be looking to redeem herself Saturday." Also in the field is Nikes Cowgirl (Driven by Marc Campbell), Julep Hanover (Wade Myers), West River Ambyr (Steven Shepherd) and Killean Finale (Ken Murphy). Majian Tango has rail control in the race 6 Open trot for a $1,950 purse. Jim Ripley trains the drives the four-year-old for Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S., who was second in his last start two weeks ago and was scratched this past week due to travel restrictions on the Confederation Bridge. Other top entries include Professor Gordon (Jason Hughes) and Dusty Lane Jacob (Adam Merner). For more information go to Sock It Away Continues Season Of Perfection CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The finale regularly scheduled Sunday afternoon program of the season will see one of the top three-year-olds in the history of Atlantic Canadian harness racing try to extend his streak to 18 at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-race program starts at 12:30 P.M. with the preferred pacers taking to the track in race 11 for a $2,650 purse. Sock It Away will leave from post 2 in the compact field with Red Shores leading driver Marc Campbell in the bike for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford, P.E.I. The sophomore son of Pang Shui has yet to taste defeat in 17 starts in 2018 and delivered a crushing performance last Sunday in his first start against aged company. The colt was a 1:57.1 winner over blustery conditions with a winning margin of seven lengths. Czar See Arsenault. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will place Sock It Away on top in his preferred pace selections. "After a season on the stakes circuit facing three year olds Sock It Away tackled the big boys last week and barely broke a sweat beating them," MacIsaac said. "It is pretty hard to go against him off a performance like that." Also in the preferred pace is Mick Dundee (Driven by Don MacNeill), Rockin Indy (David Dowling) and Winter Blast (Jason Hughes). The Eddie Power Memorial pace lines up in race 7 of the program for a $1,600 purse. Malabrigo is the morning line favourite from post 6 for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Darryl and Gordon MacLean and Natasha Campbell of Winsloe, along with Meghan MacDonald of Charlottetown, P.E.I. Other top contenders include Tell Me Why (Adam Merner) and Sendmeasign (Arsenault). After Sunday's card, live racing will switch to a Saturday afternoon schedule for the remainder of the race season ending in late January, with the exception of special programs on Boxing Day and New Year's Eve. For race programs, live video and more check out By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

London, ON - November 15, 2018 - Due to the inclement weather that is forecasted for overnight and into Friday morning in London, the qualifying session slated for the London oval has been postponed until next Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. The track will also be closed for training Friday morning to allow the track crew time to remove snow and get the track ready for live racing on Friday night. First post for the Friday night program is 6:55 p.m. by Greg Blanchard, for The Raceway

London, ON  - The harness racing drivers' title for the 2018 season at The Raceway at Western Fair District could go right down to the final program on New Year's Eve as Scott Coulter and Robert Shepherd are stride-for-stride for wins at the half-mile oval. Coulter currently leads all drivers with 111 wins on the season while Shepherd isn't far behind with 102 trips to the winners circle. With 20 cards remaining on the calendar this year, the dash title could come down to the wire. "It wouldn't surprise me," said leading driver Scott Coulter. "'Shep' and I have enjoyed ourselves this year, but we also can't count out Alfie (Carroll) and Colin (Kelly). Those guys have been on a big run as of late." The veteran driver said his devotion to The Raceway this season is a prime reason for his success. "I really dedicated myself to Western Fair all season compared to other years," he said. It's been really paying off. I've had success and that comes from the trainers giving me their confidence and horse power. "I think I've been more patient as of late and not over-driving," he continued. "I've been able to pick up the pieces late in the mile and not be as aggressive." The Brantford resident banked over $1.6 million in earnings this season and is just one win shy of 250 trips to the winners circle. Robert Shepherd is also on the verge of a milestone as the reinsman is one win away from 300 for the year. "The main thing is staying healthy. I've had my fair share of accidents over the years," Shepherd said. "I have a young family at home so it's more important as ever to make sure I'm healthy." The Flamborough resident was quick to credit the trainers and owners. "I've had a lot of good clients all year that have stuck with me and that really means a lot. It's always nice to show up to work and have the power between the shafts." Shepherd remains nine wins back of Coulter with seven weeks of racing left. "It should be a lot of fun," said Shepherd. "Hopefully I can close the gap and make it interesting." The Raceway is entering one of its busiest times of the year, currently operating on a three-day-a-week schedule - Mondays and Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. and Fridays at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday night programs will be added in the new year with a 6:15 p.m. first post. For more information, visit by Greg Gangle, for The Raceway

MILTON, ON - November 14, 2018 - Leading Standardbred owner Brad Grant will be inducted in the Milton Sports Hall of Fame at a special ceremony this Thursday (November 15). Woodbine's leading Standardbred owner will be inducted in the Builders category for his time owning and operating the Milton Merchants Junior Hockey Club. Grant purchased the Merchants in 1986 after the club won just five-games the previous season and was at risk of folding. During a 15-year run as owner and operator, Grant turned the club around and led them to great success, including four division titles, three league championships and a provincial title. The Merchants captured a Junior 'B' league title in 1992 and back-to-back Junior 'A' league titles in 1997 and 1998 under Grant. The 1998 championship team went on to capture the Dudley Hewitt Cup as Provincial champions and participated in the Royal Bank Cup to determine the national champion. Following the sale of the Merchants in 2001, Grant has remained involved in hockey by serving as the Ontario Hockey Association's (OHA) finance chair for 14 years before moving into the Chairman role. He received the Hockey Canada Order of Merit (Central) in May 2017 and currently remains on the OHA Board of Directors. Grant's Milton Merchant teams from 1996-1998 will also be taking a spot in the Milton Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday. With deep roots in the harness racing industry, Grant is currently enjoying tremendous success in the sport as owner of several award-winning and superstar horses, including Stay Hungry, Atlanta and Bettors Up. The 2018 Milton Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place this Thursday evening (November 15) at the Milton Sports Centre. Woodbine Entertainment would like to congratulate Brad Grant on his induction into the Milton Sports Hall of Fame. by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Communications  

MILTON,ON -  November 12, 2018 - Sophomore fillies Lyons Hedgeabet and Shotgun Sally captured finals of the Ontario sired Harvest Series on Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A field of six clashed in the $43,000 final for trotting fillies, while a full field of 10 battled in the $49,900 final for pacing fillies. Mach Three filly Lyons Hedgeabet picked the perfect time to break her maiden by winning the $49,900 final for pacing fillies in 1:52.3. Driven by Bob McClure, Lyons Hedgeabet got away eighth from post position four. Race favourite Miss Rockadali, seeking a series sweep, shot out to the lead and posted a :26.4 opening-quarter. D Gs Shadowsbell, also going for the sweep, was parked second and had to grind things out the entire mile on the outside. Miss Rockadali rolled the field to the half in :55.2 and three-quarters in 1:24.2. McClure moved Lyons Hedgeabet ahead of the half into the outer-flow and sat third-over sixth, just four lengths from the lead turning for home. In the stretch, Lyons Hedgeabet stormed by rivals to the top and paced a :27.2 final-quarter to score a convincing 4 ¼ lengths victory. D Gs Shadowsbell showed plenty of grit to finish second, while I Shadow U was third and Oxford Comma fourth. Trained by Jeff Gillis, Lyons Hedgeabet finished third in last week's second leg after a runner-up finish in a first leg division. The Mach Three filly was making her seventh career start Monday and entered with a trio of runner-up finishes and trio of third-place finishes. Owned by Geoffrey Lyons Mound, Lyons Hedgeabet increased her earnings to $39,800 with the maiden-breaking score. She paid $12 to win. Johnny William filly Shotgun Sally and driver Paul MacKenzie showed plenty of patience in capturing Monday's $43,000 Harvest Series final for trotting fillies in a career-best 1:56.4. Power And Grace hustled off the wings of the gate to grab the top spot with last week's second leg winner Miss Adam T getting away second before circling to the top early in the second-quarter. Shotgun Sally got away fifth and sat in that same spot when Miss Adam T led the field by a half of :57.1. McKenzie gave Shotgun Sally her cue to go entering the far turn and the 6/5 favourite trotted up into third, just over two lengths from Miss Adam T at the third-marker. In the stretch, Shotgun Sally immediately powered by Miss Adam T and pulled away to a 5 ¼ lengths victory in 1:56.4. Miss Adam T finished second, while Gradabra rallied for third. Trained by Todd Clements, Shotgun Sally won the opening leg of the series before being scratched from last week's second leg due to transportation issues. She now has four wins in 26 starts this season. Owned by Trisha Barsby, Shotgun Sally, who made just two starts as a rookie, has now earned $52,588 in her career. She paid $4.60 to win. The Harvest Series was open to Ontario sired three-year-olds, who were non-winners of $30,000 in 2018 as of September 30, 2018. Dunbar Hall and driver Jody Jamieson got things their own way in Monday's $34,000 Preferred Handicap trot and turned it into a second consecutive victory at the top-level. A group of six battled in the weekly feature with star trotting mare Dream Together having issues before the start and never joining her rivals in the contest. The removal of a key contender allowed Dunbar Hall and Jamieson to claim the top spot in the early stages. Dunbar Hall posted a :27.2 opening-quarter before stealing away with a :59.3 middle-half, while 6/5 favourite Dancer Hall sat in the two-hole. In the stretch, Dunbar Hall sprinted home in :27 to win by two-lengths in 1:54, the same clocking as his victory last week. Dancer Hall had to settle for second, while Big Rich was third and Catch The Dream fourth. A four-year-old gelding, Dunbar Hall picked up his eighth win in 23 starts this season. He has now earned $217,930 in 2018 to bring his career numbers to 13 wins and $331,184 earned for owners Carl Jamieson and George Harrison. A $2 win ticket on Dunbar Hall returned $4.80. Live racing resumes Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m. by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Communications

Racing participants from both Woodbine, Mohawk Park along with The Raceway at Western Fair District are stepping up in support of Kristy Dustin. Kristy, the daughter of long-time horsemen Greg and his wife Doreen Dustin, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer this past summer and is currently undergoing treatment. The 33-year-old and husband Matt, share two young daughters, Abbigael, 9, and Kamryn, 3. Kristy along with her mother began The Raceway's Harness The Hope in support of Breast Cancer 13 years ago after Doreen was diagnosed. Doreen is cancer free, while Kristy begins her own fight. Kristy has already began treatment which will continue for the next six to eight months followed by another surgery. Driver Natasha Day along with trainer Shannon Henry spearheaded the idea of horse people stepping up in support. "Our industry is one of a kind and we always seem to support people in need," said Shannon Henry. "Natasha and I spoke about this idea and thought it would be a great idea to have a night that trainers/driver/owners could donate a portion of their winnings to a great cause." Day echoed Henry's thoughts. "I mentioned the idea to a few of our drivers at Western Fair and there wasn't any hesitation. People want to help," she said. "That snowballed into the Mohawk drivers room and the whole idea quickly came to fruition. It's really great to see the industry coming together." Monday, November 19 both Woodbine, Mohawk Park and The Raceway at Western Fair District will host an evening to support Kristy Dustin. Drivers/trainers and owners on that evening that are willing to donate a portion of their earnings are encouraged to contact Natasha Day and/or Shannon Henry. "Everyone is encouraged to participate in their own way as well," Henry said. "We've started a conversation on social media and it's gone viral. We have people participating as far as south Florida. What a wonderful gesture as we begin the holiday season." Day will be a special guest with track announcer Shannon 'Sugar' Doyle on Tuesday evening at The Raceway. The pregame show is set to begin at 5:45 p.m. For more information please contact Shannon Henry (519-831-6921) or Natasha Day (519-498-3203). From The Raceway at Western Fair District      

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Sock It Away made the step up to more seasoned competition but still made easy work of them as he continued his perfection in the Sunday afternoon top event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell was in the bike for the three-year-old colt’s 17th win in-a-row from as many starts in 2018 for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford, P.E.I. Rockin Indy (Driven by David Dowling) set the early tempo in the $2,650 Preferred pace from post 1 cutting out splits of 28.4 and 59.1 before Sock It Away converted his first-over assault into a front-end trip before the three-quarters of 1:28.1. The son of Pang Shui, who was making his first career start out of stakes competition, kicked clear in the stretch to romp by seven lengths in 1:57.1 over a windy track with a two-second variant. Rockin Indy was second while Winter Blast (Jason Hughes) finished third. Ryan Doucette celebrated his first career win as a trainer on the Sunday afternoon card as Delcie Hanover posted a mile 5-1 upset in race 2. Ken Murphy was in the bike for the 2:03 effort for the South Rustico trainer. Windemerenightlife continued his undefeated streak since coming home to P.E.I., as he scored in 1:59.4 for driver Dowling and owner-trainer Clair Sweet of O’Leary, P.E.I. The four-year-old son of Articulator was making his fourth straight trip to the winner’s circle since coming back to his birthplace from Ontario in October. Live racing continues Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Charlottetown. For more information go By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Trois-Rivieres, QC - R Rkadabra, who had not been able to go gate-to-wire in his last four harness racing starts, was able to return to winning form, holding off Jamigo to win the Preferred Trot at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday afternoon. The sixth race feature saw R Rkadabra and driver Pierre Luc Roy shoot out to the early lead by four lengths. Holiday Party (Pascal Berube) was the race favorite and got away in second place as R Rkadabra cut a :28.1 opening quarter mile. R Kadabra and Roy were in easy command of the race approaching the half mile mark as Daniel Laflamme came first-over with Jamigo into a half in :59.2. Jamigo and Laflamme kept inching their way towards R Rkadabra at the three-quarters in 1:30.1. R Kadabra and Roy were now hard pressed by Jamigo as Holiday Party and Pascal Berube came three-wide to mount a challenge. Once starting down the stretch it looked as if Jamigo would be able to catch and beat R Rkadabra, but that was not happening today as R Rkadabra kicked in another gear and held off Jamigo by a neck in 2:02. Holiday Party was third. It was the fifth win on the year for R Rkadabra, a ten-year-old gelding by Kadabra, who is trained by Isabelle Binet and is owned by Gestion Mark Lemay, Inc. of Quebec City and he paid $13.60 to win. The long shot of the day came in the 8th race pace when Clever Thing and driver Tyler Jones was able to grind it out first-over against Allstar Seelster (Stephane Brosseau) and then held off D J Power (Pierre Luc Roy) to win by a half-length in 1:58.1. Sent off at odds of 16-1, Clever Thing paid $34.70 to win in posting his tenth win of the year for trainer Francis Guillemette. Jones and Gullemette co-own the eight-year-old gelding by Stonebridge Regal. Track Notes: Starting next week at H3R the drivers will forgo their whips as the last two days of the race season will be competed without whips. First race post time is 12:50 pm. For more information, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Capitalizing on an early break in stride by the heavy favourite, Dustlanemissmolly used the rail to her advantage and was on top at every call by an open length score in the Saturday afternoon feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Dustlanemissmolly was sent to the lead in the $2,350 Fillies and Mares Open pace by trainer-driver Myles Heffernan and was unchallenged off the front to the first quarter in 30.1, due partly to the 2-5 favoured Prettyndangerous (Driven by David Dowling) making a break in the first turn and never coming back into contention. Julep Hanover (Wade Myers) launched a first-over assault on Dustlanemissmolly headed to the half in 1:00.4 through wet and windy conditions with a two-second track variant, then the duo tripped the three-quarters in 1:31.2. Dustlanmissmolly then opened up on her foes to prevail by two-and-a-half lengths in 2:00.2. Collective Wisdom (Drew Neill) came up the inside to finish second while Julep Hanover held on for third. Dustlanemissmolly's visit to the winner's circle was number 21 of her career and number four since coming into the ownership of Jackie Heffernan of Summerville, P.E.I. Mach Of Ballykeel scored an upset in the $1,500 Cabo Pan Lucas Retirement pace as part of a driving triple by Corey MacPherson. The Kyle Wilkie co-owned and trained pacer stopped the timer in 2:00.3 for co-owner Mallory Lewis of Sherwood, P.E.I. MacPherson's other wins came with Southfield Sassy in 2:03.1 for Southfield Farms of Summerside and in a maiden breaking score of 2:05.4 with Lilbootsinparadise for Glenn Claybourne of Charlottetown, P.E.I. Suicide Shift ,won the $1,950 Open trot as the longest shot on the board in a field scratched down to four entries. Steven Shepherd was in the driver's seat in the 2:04.2 victory for owners Margo Fisher of Fredericton, N.B., and Harold Shepherd of Stratford, P.E.I. For more information go to By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Jamigo headlines the sixth race Preferred Trot at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday as the son of Amigo Hall goes for his third straight harness racing victory. Last year Jamigo won seven times and with three live race programs left at H3R, he currently has five wins and a good chance at either tying or beating last year's seven wins. The past two starts have been big wins for Jamigo and owner/trainer Manon Lamothe. His regular driver, Daniel Laflamme, is back in the sulky once again. Not a strong leaver at the start of his races, Jamigo makes up for it as very good closer. In his last start he stalked the leaders in fourth place and then rallied late to win by a neck. The prior start he made his move on the outside in the backstretch, trotted to the lead by the top of the stretch and won with ease by three and one-half lengths. "Jamigo had allergy problems this summer," said Laflamme. "And now he is in great shape." Will starting from the rail post position help him this Sunday? "The rail post position can help him on Sunday," Laflamme said. He will lose less ground after the start." The morning line favorite is former track record holder and Quebec Series Champion, Seeyou Men. He starts from post five for driver Stephane Brosseau. In his last three starts, Seeyou Men has won twice, the fastest a 1:57.4 triumph at Rideau Carleton. In post six is R Rkadabra, whom nearly every week has cut super-fast early fractions and is expected to do the same on Sunday. Other contenders include Stonebridge Alert (post three) who is moving up in class after a strong win last week, Dance Hall George (post two), Holiday Party (post four and Powerful Glare (post seven). This will be the last race card at H3R where drivers will be allowed to use whips in the race. The last two programs at H3R there will no whips allowed in the races. This is a special trial being done by the Quebec Jockey Club. Post time Sunday is 12:50 pm. For a free race program, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club  

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