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Charlottetown, PE - Well known Veterinarian and harness racing trainer Dr. Ian Moore will be a featured speaker at the 2020 PEI Horse Breeders Conference which will be held this weekend, March 6 and 7th at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Dr. Moore will speak Friday Evening on Yearling Preparation and What Buyers Want, and at Noon Saturday on Industry Trends in Breeding Yearlings. The conference starts Friday evening at 7 p.m. and in addition to Dr. Moore's presentation will feature a Trainers Panel with Earl Smith, Kenny Arsenault , and Kevin MacLean. A social hour will conclude the evening at Turf's Bar & Grill at Red Shores. Saturday will start at 10:30 a.m. and is themed "The Mare and Foal, From Conceiving to Weaning". The days' activities will kick off with a Breeders Panel of Donnie MacNeil, Bobby Gordon, and Doug MacPhee. In addition to Dr. Moore's noon time presentation fellow veterinarians Dr. Ben Stoughton , Dr. Mary McNevin, and Dr. Martha Mellish will do presentations on topics ranging from DeWorming Principles, Nutrition on Your Breeding Farm, Getting Your Mare Pregnant , Preparing For Foaling, and the First Twenty Four Hours of your Foals Life. Through the generous support of event sponsors Registration is Free, but Pre Registration is encouraged to ensure adequate resources for all attendees. Please contact the Red Shores Race Office at 902-629-6636 to Pre Register. All those interested in the Horse Industry are invited to attend. . by Lee A. Drake, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Gaining early command of the mile, Winter Blast captured the feature event on the final card of the winter racing season at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Winter Blast had Jason Hughes at the reins from the Jennifer Doyle Stable for owner Danny Birt of Vernon Bridge, and the eight-year-old son of Sand Shooter left sharply to lead in splits of 28.2, 59.1 and 1:29.2. He fought forward for a head decision in 1:58.4 in the $2,950 event over Rockin Indy (Driven by Adam Merner) and Creepin (David Dowling). The front end was also the place to be in the $1,450 Red Shores Charlottetown Pace as White Mountain Lee was sent to the lead by trainer-driver Brett Leblanc and supplied a colossal upset at 27-1 odds in 2:01.3. Morning line favourite Dapple Apple (Hughes) finished second. Trainer Greg MacInnis will return to his Tyne Valley base with a pair of winner's from his stable. Ken Murphy steered JK Cowboy to a 2:01 victory in race 8 while Melanies Magic was a 2:01.1 victor in line to MacPherson in race 6. Harbourlite Jerry visited the winner's circle in the final dash of the season with an off-the-pace effort in 1:59.1 for driver Steven Shepherd, trainer Harold Shepherd and owner Ralph Jardine of Arthur, Ont. Live racing returns to Red Shores Charlottetown on May 2. For more information go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Myles Heffernan Sr., and He's Marvalous have completely reinvented their harness racing tactics in the past weeks and will look for one more score on the final card of the winter meet Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 11-dash season closer has a 12:30 P.M. first race post time on Saturday with the $2,950 top event lining up in race 10. Hes Marvalous is saddled with post 5 in the field of half-a-dozen as Myles Heffernan Sr., will again pick up the reigns for trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. The seven-year-old son of Delmarvalous is known for being quick off the wings at the start but his two most recent victories came as he sat in a hole and brushed home the final portion of the race. Former top class champions Creepin leaves from post 6 with David Dowling driving for trainer Jim Quinn and last week's runner-up Winter Blast has post 4 with Jason Hughes in the seat from the Jennifer Doyle stable. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will look for Hes Marvalous to replicate his impressive victory last week."Hes Marvalous has always liked the front but his new found rallying style has produced two wins in the past three weeks and that speaks volumes for his versatility," MacIsaac said. "With his current form as good as it is the road to the winners circle goes through him." Other top class entrants include SIlverhill Buddy (Driven by Marc Campbell), Rockin Indy (Adam Merner) and Pictonian Storm (Corey MacPherson). The final card of the winter season will see some special promotional plays as all live customers who purchase a ticket in race 1 will receive a $2 wagering voucher for race 2. The same holds true in the race 10 feature as any tickets purchased on that race will give the customer a $2 wagering ticket on the race 11 finale. When you tag your ticket with the Wild Horses ticket, you have a chance to win a $25 dollar jackpot. Customers can also play the Pick 5 for a chance to win $500. Race 4 is the Red Shores Charlottetown Pace as undefeated Dustylane Zambucca will put her perfection to the test from post 7. MacPherson is in the driver's seat for trainer Stephen Gass of Cornwall. The morning line favourite in the race is post 6 starter Dapple Apple (Hughes) from the Ambyr Campbell barn. Live harness racing is scheduled to return to Red Shores Charlottetown on Saturday May 2. For more information go to by Chris Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With some Heffernan stickhandling in the final quarter, Hes Marvalous snuck through to knock off the Saturday afternoon harness racing preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The $2,950 featured pace saw Winter Blast (Driven by Adam Merner) set the tempo through splits of 29, 59.1 and 1:29.4 over an off-track while eventual winner Hes Marvalous (Myles Heffernan Sr.) was locked in third on the rail. Heffernan found himself with a fresh horse in the final panel of the race and guided his charge to the outside off the final turn then elected to duck back down the inside in the stretch drive to win in 2:00.1. Winter Blast finished second while Pictonian Storm (Corey MacPherson) was third. Jackie Heffernan of Summerville owns the seven-year-old son of Delmarvalous while Myles Heffernan Jr., handles the training duties. Private Di supplied a colossal upset in the afternoon closer as Kenny Arsenault rallied his trainee from the back of the field to win by half-a-length in 2:01.4 while ending Killean Finale's (Ken Murphy) undefeated streak. Paying $54.40 to win while on top of an $862.80 triactor, Private Di is owned by Wade Peconi of Stanchel. The Jackie Matheson stable had a training triple on the 12-dash card as Daut Not had a maiden breaking score in 2:03.3 with Marc Campbell picking up the last-minute catch drive in the opener. Campbell and Matheson teamed up again in race 5 to deliver with The Time To Win in 2:04.3 then Woodmere Soul was a 2:04.1 victor in race 6 from the Matheson stable with Merner in the bike. Live racing continues next Saturday, Feb. 1, with the final card of the winter meet. For more information go to By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Good things don't last forever but 2020 has been very good to Killean Finale and she will look to continue that trend Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the harness racing Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Saturday card kicks off at 12:30 P.M., with the top pacing mares around facing off in the $2,500 final race. Killean Finale has yet to be defeated so far in 2020 with three-straight wins since the calendar turned for driver Ken Murphy, trainer Clifford Murphy and owners Dr. Mary McNiven and Pacemaker Stable of Nine Mile Creek. The seven-year-old daughter of Sportswriter will have her work cut out for her from post 6, after drawing inside every start this year. Collective Wisdom has been razor sharp as well with a string of top three-finishes but is saddled with post 8 this week. Charlottetown native Drew Neill is visiting this weekend from his Ontario base and will pick up the catch drive for trainer Jackie Matheson. To watch a replay of Killean Finale as a yearling in 2014 click on this link. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is looking at another entrant as the spoiler with post 5 starter Tell Me Why and the combo and driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Joe MacDonald of Breadalbane. "Longshot players may want to have a look at Tell Me Why," MacIsaac said. "This mare has a great finishing kick and if Corey can work her into the right position she's a potential sleeper." Also in the field are Outrageous Spirit (Driven by Gordie Hennessey), Charlottes Western (David Dowling), Private Di (Kenny Arsenault), Paythelinebluechip (Marc Campbell) and Indywheelbarrow (Adam Merner). The $2,950 preferred pace hits the track in race 11 with Winter Blast (Jason Hughes) and Creepin (Dowling) set to spar again this week after the latter was scratched from action last Saturday. Winter Blast has rail control in the six-horse field while Creepin leaves from the far outside. Pictonian Storm nearly lit up the tote board at this level last week and retains the services of MacPherson from post 3. The final card of the winter meet is Saturday February 1st. For race programs, live broadcast and 2020 race dates go to By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a perfect two-hole ride, Winter Blast narrowly got his nose on the line first in the $3,000 preferred harness racing pace Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Hes Marvalous (Driven by Myles Heffernan Sr.) was first to the lead in the cold conditions with a three-second variant and laid down splits of 30.1, 1:00.4 and 1:30.2. The pacesetter battled off a first-over advance by the Jennifer Doyle trained Midnight Matt (Kenny Arsenault) but it was the other Doyle trainee, Winter Blast and driver Jason Hughes, in the two-hole that reached up for the glory in a 2:00.1 victory. Pictonian Storm (Corey MacPherson) rallied for second while Hes Marvalous had to settle for third. Danny Birt of Vernon Bridge holds the ownership papers of the winning eight-year-old son of Sand Shooter. The Chris Davies stable had a pair of wins on the day both with Adam Merner in the sulky. Runnindownadream opened up the action with a 2:04.3 score then Miss Sangria was an open-length winner in 2:03.1 in race 3. Dustylane Zambucca remains undefeated in her career as the three-year-old daughter of Camystic scored in 2:06.3 in a $1,750 non-winners two races class. MacPherson was in the bike for trainer Stephen Gass of Cornwall. Live racing continues Saturday, Jan. 25 at Red Shores Charlottetown. For more information go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A frosty Saturday of harness racing is set to be capped off with the top pacers on the grounds this week at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 13-dash card gets underway at 12:30 P.M. and the $3,000 preferred pace will line up in the finale as Creepin looks for his third straight from the handicapped post 7. David Dowling is back in the bike for trainer Jim Quinn, who co-owns with Alex Quinn and Carl Peterson. The six-year-old son of Mach Three has been superb so far in 2020 with wins in both his outings. Winter Blast has been in the triactor in both those races and will work from post 5 this week for driver Jason Hughes and trainer Jennifer Doyle. The grey son of Sand Shooter will be looking for his 29th lifetime win. Rockin Indy also has an outer post as the post 6 starter will again race from the Chris Davies stable with Adam Merner at the controls. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will excuse the post disadvantage as he selects Creepin for top spot. "Creepin has dominated the top class the past two weeks and his versatility was on display as he used a different racing style in each," MacIsaac said. "He's not a lock but at the same time, it's hard to go against him the way he's been racing." Other preferred entrants are Midnight Matt (Driven by Kenny Arsenault), Hes Marvalous (Myles Heffernan Sr.), Jetster (Marc Campbell) and Pictonian Storm (Corey MacPherson). Mystery Phil is the lone newcomer on the program in race 4 for a $2,200 purse. Merner is in the driver's seat for trainer Davies and new owners Dale and Ronnie Rennie of Elmsdale as the morning line favourite. The five-year-old son of Shanghai Phil is a six-time winner in his career, sporting a lifetime best of 1:54.4 taken over Woodbine Mohawk Park in Ontario. He last raced at Flamboro Downs in Dundas, Ont., on Dec. 19, finishing fifth in 1:57.4 for driver Colin Kelly. For more information go to By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Harness racing at Red Shores in Summerside and Charlottetown saw significant gains across the board in 2019. The live wager saw an over 10 per cent increase in 2019 compared to 2018 with $392,236 in new wagering dollars to give a $4,281,446 total all sources wager. Those 2019 increases are thanks to upward bumps in on-track wager as well as a 15 per cent increase in the off-track wager over the 2018 campaign. Racing experience manager Adam Walsh points to the hardworking individuals in the racing community for making 2019 such a banner year with 100 total race dates held across the province. "Red Shores offers an excellent and exciting racing program that our customers on Prince Edward Island and throughout North America have come to enjoy," Walsh said. "It is the love and passion of the hardworking horsemen and horsewomen of PEI of these equine athletes that is the strength of the racing industry in PEI." Lee Drake, Manager of Marketing & Brands, says guest experience is the number one focus at Red Shores and a key reason the business continues to grow in every facet. "We work hard on getting new people to our properties through strong partnerships and relationships in tourism, meetings & conventions and the corporate community," Drake said. The world-class presentation at Red Shores is another major factor in their success. "We have beautiful clean properties with a professional staff and it's all about the experience whether it's racing, dining or the casino," he said. "We have really stepped up our social media presence which also drives new business as well." The Red Shores Race Day broadcast network is also sporting some great numbers with 2.6 Million viewers (2,640,878) from all locations with Atlantic Canada viewership at 1.9 Million (1,961,380). Red Shores' two signature events also had exceptional showings in 2019 with the Gold Cup and Saucer program pulling in $307,134 from all wagering sources putting that handle second all-time in Island racing to the Gold Cup and Saucer card in 1994. The 2019 Governor's Plate card was the second highest grossing program in the history of the Summerside Raceway with $96,651 wagered on the card, narrowly putting it behind the $99,994 record handle of 1996. Walsh says the difference in outside competition from those record wagers in the 1990s to today's climate should not be overlooked. "There is quite a difference in the landscape today compared to 10 or 25 years ago but we are focused on growing those numbers," said Walsh. The 2020 winter racing season is coming to a close at Red Shores in the coming weeks but the red-hot action will be back at the city track on Saturday May 2nd for the summer racing meet with the Kentucky Derby theme. Post time for that May program will be 6 P.M. Governor's Plate week is July 5th to the 11th while Old Home Week is August 13th to the 22nd featuring the Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer. Keep an eye out for upcoming announcements on Red Shores' new line of promotions and events for 2020. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores    

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Usually known for his front end prowess, He's Marvalous employed off-the-pace tactics to capture the Marc Campbell - Driver Of The Decade harness racing pace Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The afternoon program was called Marc Campbell day at the capital oval with specials presentations and clips of Campbell's career throughout the card commemorating his decade long stint as leading driver. Myles Heffernan Sr., was in the bike for the 15-1 upset in the $2,600 Campbell Day Pace as He's Maravlous circled up to stop the clock in 2:00.1 over an off track. Bank Of Dad (Driven by Adam Merner) was second with Silverhill Buddy (David Dowling) third. Jackie Heffernan of Summerville holds the ownership papers on He's Marvalous, who rewarded his backers with a $647.20 triactor ticket. Creepin won the $2,900 preferred pace in 1:58.3 for the combination of driver Dowling and trainer Jim Quinn, who co-owns the pacer with Alex Quinn of York and Carl Peterson of Hunter River. Corey MacPherson made three trips to the winner's circle on the program winning with Dustylane Zambucca in her first lifetime start in 2:06.2 for trainer Stephen Gass of Cornwall. Gass and MacPherson teamed up later on the card to win with Smiley Bayama in a 2:00.1 front end score. MacPherson's other win came with JK Cowboy in 2:01.3 for Greg MacInnis of Tyne Valley. For more information go to By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top driver in the history of Prince Edward Island harness racing will be honoured Saturday afternoon with Marc Campbell Day at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.   The 'King' of Island racing, Campbell of Winsloe, will be the focus of the Saturday card as he is honoured as the top driver every year of the past decade.   The Saturday program kicks off at 12:30 P.M. with 14-dashes scheduled. Red Shores will have a banner up to recognize Campbell that the fans cane sign, a trackside presentation with a plaque from Red Shores as well as special video clips and races from the driver's career.   Race 13 is the Marc Campbell - Driver Of The Decade pace with a mainstay of the Campbell stable favoured in the $2,600 event. Eagle Jolt has post 2 for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Stratford. The 13-year-old son of Village Jolt will look to add to his 64 lifetime victories from over 330 lifetime outings.   Burn Out Hanover looms a large danger from post 3 with Corey MacPherson in the driver's seat for trainer Jeff Holmes. A son of Well Said out of millionaire pacing mare Burning Point, Burn Out Hanover tired off the front in his latest over a heavy track rated five seconds off due to mud.   Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with Burn Out Hanover to provide the upset in the Marc Campbell - Drive Of The Decade pace.   "As we said earlier, the front wasn't the place to be last week so we'll cut him some slack for not delivering as the chalk," MacIsaac said of Burn Out Hanover. "There's a ton of thirds there against some big time opposition so he could be sitting on a win."   Other entrants in the field are IC True Grit (Driven by Mike McGuigan), Bank Of Dad (Adam Merner), Santana Sass (Kenny Arsenault), Silverhill Buddy (David Dowling), Hes Marvalous (Myles Heffernan Sr.) and Jeb (Jason Hughes).   The preferred pace lines up in race 7 with Creepin the morning line choice after winning this class last week. Dowling is in the bike for trainer and co-owner Jim Quinn and co-owners Alex Quinn and Carl Peterson. Other top entries are the Jen Doyle trained duo of Winter Blast (Hughes) and Midnight Matt (Arsenault).   By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - On a muddy day with unseasonably high January temperatures, Silverhill Buddy was the only front end harness racing winner Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The David Myers trained pacer lead at every call in the New Year's Pace at the capital oval as David Dowling gave him a 2:04.2 steer over a track with a five-second variant. The six-year-old son of Proven Lover is owned by Myers along with Joanne MacRae of Charlottetown and Gwyneth McGuirk of Fort Augustus. After leading all driver for 10 straight seasons, Marc Campbell got a head start on the 2020 driving standings as he won the first dash of the calendar year with Fusspot in 2:06.3 then proceeded to win five more races on the program. Campbell won with Windsun Rebel in 2:04.3 and Scoot Out Of Here in 2:05.2 from the Vaughan Doyle stable of Charlottetown as well as Cougar Gal in 2:06.3 for Neil Bambrick of Charlottetown. Campbell completed his six-win day with the finishing touches of a triple from his own barn as Jetster won in 2:05.4 and Messier Seelster scored in 2:06.2. Red Shores released details on the Race Day broadcast that Saturday January 11th will be Marc Campbell Day to honor the driver's achievements over the past decade at the city track. Creepin won the $2,900 preferred for driver David Dowling and trainer Jim Quinn in 2:02.2 over Winter Blast (Driven by Jason Hughes) and Screen Test (Corey MacPherson). MacPherson won two races on the program to begin his countdown to win number 1,000 as he is 21 wins from the milestone. For more information go to By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The statistical clocks are reset as Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park kicks off the 2020 harness racing season on Saturday afternoon. The 14-dash Saturday presentation has a 12:30 P.M. first race post time with race 11 on the program being carded as the New Year's Pace. The $2,100 event has Silverhill Buddy tacked as the morning line favourite from post 4 with David Dowling in the bike for co-owner and trainer Dave Myers, who co-owns with Joanne MacRae and Gwyneth McGuirk. The now six-year-old son of Proven Lover had a banner season in 2019 with seven wins and $12,980 in purse earnings, with his latest trip to the winner's circle just two starts back. Summerside Raceway sophomore track record holder Complete Player has post 2 in the full field with Kenny Arsenault picking up the catch drive behind the six-year-old son of Brandons Cowboy from the Tom Weatherbie stable. Smart Official leaves from post 7 with Jason Hughes at the lines for trainer Peter Lanigan of Montague. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sides with Silverhill Buddy for the top piece of his selection in the New Year's Pace. "Silverhill Buddy had to work hard for the front last time and while there's no guarantee it will be easier today since there's early speed to his inside, he still gets top billing," MacIsaac said. Also in the field is Harbourlite Jerry (Driven by Steven Shepherd), Selkirk Echo (Ken Murphy), Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell), Melanies Magic (Adam Merner) and Smiley Bayama (Corey MacPherson). The preferred pace will see a tight knit field of five vying for a $2,900 purse in race 7. Screen Test rides a two-race win streak into the event from post 5 with MacPherson at the lines for trainer Stephen Gass of Cornwall. Other top entries are Creepin (Dowling) and Winter Blast (Hughes). For more information go to By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Due to the pending storm, the live New Year's Eve harness racing program scheduled for 6:30pm at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park has been cancelled. This includes the food offering in Turf's Bar & Grill. The New Year's Eve celebrations will continue in the Top of the Park and on the casino floor. Simulcast theatres will remain open. For more information by Lee A. Drake, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The 2019 racing season comes to a close Tuesday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and the top driver of the decade says he can't wait to get started on another driving title. The 13-dash New Year's Eve program is scheduled for a 6:30 P.M. first race post time. Environment Canada has indicated the possibility of impending weather with officials at Red Shores making an announcement at 10 A.M. Tuesday morning on the status of the program. Winsloe driver Marc Campbell is poised to win his 10th straight dash title as he leads all drivers at the Capital oval with 136 trips to the winner's circle, ahead of second place Gilles Barrieau at 107 wins. The 35-year-old Vernon River native finds it hard to believe he was never heeded as top driver, with only Jason Hughes tying him in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. "It seemed to go by quick," the driver said. "Probably because of all of the ups and downs that come along with horse racing. I couldn't tell you the amount of weddings I was supposed to be in that I got there late or had to leave early because of horse racing." "Thankfully my friend and family still like me," Campbell jokes. Along with two O'Brien Award for Horsemanship and a pair of Gold Cup and Saucer victories, Campbell has made 2,319 trips to the winner's circle in his career, with over $5.2 million in purse earnings. "I feel like I'm just getting started. I'm driving way better now than I ever have, way differently than I ever have." The Tuesday program will also see the retirement of Dreamfair Van Dam, a longtime mainstay in the Campbell stable that recently returned back to P.E.I. from a lease arrangement in Nova Scotia. The 14-year-old pacer faces mandatory retirement before he turns 15, but will go out a winner in his final two races. "I go down in the basement in my house and the kids are watching Youtube of Gold Cup and Saucers or lord knows what," The father of four said. "Poor Dreamfair Van Dam is tired out, the kids have raced him 20 times a day the past week in the basement. The Youtube is getting worn out. But that is what it is all about, it's not all about money." One thing Campbell cannot praise enough is the racing product that Red Shores puts on at Charlottetown and Summerside. "The product here is second to none. I get to go to work at a nice place, nice track, nice facility. People think the racing isn't tough here but it's tough. Go buy a horse for $15,000 and you bring it down here and you could get throttled. There are a lot of great horse people here and it is tough." For more information on Tuesday's program go to By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a first-over assault Screen Test prevailed in the Boxing Day harness racing feature Thursday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Corey MacPherson was in the bike for the 1:56.4 score in the $2,650 preferred pace for trainer Stephen Gass and owners Kickin Horse Stable of York and William Andrew of Calgary, Alta. Winter Blast (Driven by Jason Hughes) was second while Rockin Indy (David Dowling) completed the triactor. Marc Campbell continued his hot streak as he captured four wins on the program including three from his own Charlottetown stable. Campbell's catch driving win came aboard Santana Sass in 1:58.3 while his other trainee wins were with Jetster in 1:58.4, Dreamfair Van Dam in 2:00.1 and Messier Seelster in 2:03.3. Driver Adam Merner made a trio of visits to the winner's circle on the card starting off in race 3 with Runnindownadream with a 2:03.3 score from the Chris Davies stable of Cornwall. Goodmorning Ky supplied Merner's second win in 2:01.3 for trainer Frank Banks of Summerside, then Selkirk Echo capped off the triple in 2:01.1 for the horse's second straight win from the Jackie Matheson stable. Pictonian Storm captured the Boxing Day Pace for driver Austin Sorrie, trainer Wade Sorrie and owner Tammy Collings, Hazel Brook, PE. The time of the mile was1:59.2. Sorrie, who was home from Ontario for the Christmas break, was named a finalist in the future star category at the upcoming O'Brien Awards next month in Mississauga, Ontario. Wager for Boxing Day was $53,840. Live racing continues at the Capital oval on Tuesday evening at 6:30 P.M. for a special New Year's Eve presentation. For more information click here.. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A pair of harness racing Island natives are coming home for the Holiday Season to put the finishing touches on their breakouts seasons in the race bike in Central Canada. Milo native Ryan Desroche and Montague native Austin Sorrie will be competing on the Thursday afternoon Boxing Day program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 14-dash presentation kicks off at 12:30 P.M. Recently named as a finalist in the Future Star category at the O'Brien Awards honouring the best in Canadian racing in February, Sorrie will participate in six races on the Boxing Day card at the capital oval. The 20-year-old Montague native in the midst of a career year racing in Ontario after setting a record on P.E.I. in 2018 for most wins by a rookie driver. So far in 2019, Sorrie has made 78 trips to the winner's circle and put together $401,000 in purse earnings from 630 starts. Desroche has also been working towards making a mark as a driver in Central Canada with 26 wins and $187,587 earned from 443 races. The 21-year-old Prince County native will drive Bettim Jenny in race 5 of the Boxing day card from the Jeff Lilley stable of Charlottetown. A winner at this same level on Saturday afternoon, Bettim Jenny leaves from post 3 in the $1,600 affair, which is also the first race of the afternoon for Sorrie, who will drive Can Art from post 6 for owner Wayne Oakes of North Wiltshire. Sorrie will also compete in races 6, 7, 9, 11 and 14 on the afternoon. The afternoon feature lines up in race 13 with Winter Blast the morning line choice in the $2,650 class with Jason Hughes at the lines for trainer Jennifer Doyle and owner Danny Birt of Vernon Bridge. Screen Test knocked off the top event on Saturday afternoon and leaves from post 2 with Corey MacPherson driving for trainer Stephen Gass of Cornwall. Other top entries include Burn Out Hanover (Driven by Kenny Arsenault) and Rockin Indy (David Dowling).   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

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