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Summerside PE - The two-year-old filly pacers were on display in full force Wednesday night at Red Shores' Summerside. A pair of fillies bred by Woodmere Farms who were in line to the 'queen' of the Maritimes Clare MacDonald stole the show, winning two of the three 'A' divisions. Woodmere Articblue owned by Tayna Tremblett and Stevi Jardine converted off a perfect two-hole ride, winning by half-a-length over pace setter Pictonian Stardust (Mike Stevenson) in 2:05.3. The Articulator filly sprinted home in a blistering :28.2 last quarter over a rain soaked oval. MacDonald placed Woodmere Dancenart on the front in Race 10 and never looked back sailing on to win by a length in 2:03.3 over Jann Down and Party Rockin. The Articulator filly is owned by Morah Kerr and Phonsie MacEachern. Dusty Lane Bria owned by Kenny Wilike and Larry Chappell was the fastest winner of the three 'A' divisions. The American Gigolo filly made a rush to the lead at the half and would go on to win by two length in 2:00.1, taking the lions share on the $9, 660 purse. The win also gave Kenny Arsenault his second win of the card. Three Pink Bows (MacDonald) was second, Swift Taylor (Stevenson) was third. Arsenault's first win came in Race 2 aboard the Force Of Life filly Bossy Brilla in the first 'B' division, The Queens Jubilee another Force of Life filly and Gilles Barrieau picked up the victory in the second division. Windfall Bluechip made his return to the racetrack from the breeding shed a winning one, capturing the evenings feature race in 1:59.1, the win gave Arsenault his third victory of the night. Van Zant finished second and P C Shockwave was third. Marc Campbell also enjoyed a driving triple on the night with Union Dues in the first and a pair of Wayne Merner trainees Sweet Sweet Rosco and Pasta Vera later in the card. The tripe moved him into the lead for the Basil Whelan Memorial trophy, which is award to the top driver during Governor's Plate week. Campbell has seven wins on the week, Arsenault is just one back with six. Mike "In The Bike" Stevenson moved one step closer to a career milestone winning the fifth race trot with Osprey Impact for owner-trainer Paul Larrabee, The win puts Stevenson only two wins away from 1,500. Racing returns to Red Shores' Summerside Thursday evening at 7 pm with the three-year-old filly pacers taking centre stage in the Atlantic Sire Stakes. By Bo Ford

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

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

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top horses in Maritime harness racing will face off in eliminations of the Maritime Breeder's and Cecil Ladner memorial pacing series Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time for the 13-dash program is 6 pm. The card features two $3,000 eliminations of the Maritime Breeder's for three-year-old pacing fillies in races 6 and 9. Race 6 will be a showdown between freshly minted Truro track record holder Lovineveryminute (Todd Trites) and divisional leader Elm Grove Inarush (Mark Bradley). Race 9 has Saulsbrook Alana (Marc Campbell) leaving off the rail in a division that includes Charlottes Style (Kenny Arsenault) and Pictonian Sareta (Mike Stevenson). The top four from each elimination advance to next week's rich final. The three-year-old colt pacers go post ward in races 8 and 11 with the top four in each division making it to next week's Maritime Breeder's colts and gelding finals. The top two colts of the 2014 season will square off in race 8 with Dumas Walker (Myles Heffernan) and Super S Yzerman (Clare MacDonald). Both colts were victories in divisions of the Bob Dewar two weeks ago at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Race 11 will see 2013 Island Breeders champion Settlement Request (Gilles Barrieau) fend off a field of seven rivals including Wishes In The Rain (Darren Crowe) and Mr Vaive (Bernard McCallum). The Cecil Ladner Memorial pacing series elimination put their noses on the gate in race 10 and 12. The first $2,400 elimination in race 10 has Maine invader Coral Snake (Crowe) from post 2 for owner Island native David MacDonald of Halifax fresh off a 1:55.2 victory over Scarborough Downs. Other entries include PC Shockwave (Brian MacPhee), R Sonoflife (Todd Trites), Narragansett (Jason Hughes), Likely To Win (Ryan Ellis), Sterling Seelster (Campbell), Schooner (Barrieau) and Machinthesand (Brodie MacPhee). Race 12 has another Maine entry owned by MacDonald in Art Of Illusion from post 8. The pacer has minted his status as one of the top pacers in the State of Maine after a 1:53.2 victory last week in the free-for-all at Scarborough Downs but will have to fend off All Turain from post 7, who is undefeated since teaming up with Brodie MacPhee 10 starts ago, and Astor for trainer-driver Hughes, fresh off a 1:56.4 victory in his P.E.I. debut. Other entries include Blissful Bro (Campbell), Touch Of Lightning (Earl Smith), Perfect Escape (Barrieau), Hail The Taxi (Trites) and Judge Jon (Stevenson). The top foru from each elimination advance to next week's $8,200 final, while the next four will race off in the $3,000 consolation. Summerside Sunday SUMMERSIDE, PE - A $1,900 feature pace highlights the Sunday afternoon card at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway with a 1 pm post time for the 13-dashes. The race 12 feature has Ultimate Luck installed as the post time favorite for driver Arsenault, trainer Sifroi Melason and owner Ultimate Stables of New Brunswick. The six-year-old Camluck stallion has a tough field of opponents including Onehotvett (Barrieau), Outside The Wire (Brodie MacPhee), McMaverick (Ken Murphy), Eagle Jolt (Campbell), Upfront Ticket (Hughes), Lucky Encounter (Norris Rogers) and Shipps Xcalibur (Gary Chappell). The card also features the $1,850 Open trot has newcomer Presto Pegasus picked to win off a two-race win streak in Charlottetown. The nine-year-old Pegasus Spur gelding is driven by Mark Bradley for trainer Brian Andrew and owners Rachel Andrew of Milton and William Andrew of Calgary. His main competition will come from Zip The Lip (Brian MacPhee), Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass). The field also includes Lyrical Lindy (Hughes) and Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew). Race analyst Jarred Stretch is leaning on post 1 starter Abundaspin to get the job done in this week of his 14-year-old season. "After going on a lengthy win streak he hasn't been to the circle in three straight, but he's been good enough and he'll be thirsty to get back," Stretch said while pegging Caliban Hanover for second and Presto Pegasus for third. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - It was a stakes Sunday as Red Shores Summerside hosted the Ruby Chappell stakes for three-year-old fillies and the Bob Dewar stakes for three-year-old pacing colts. Saulsbrook Alana made her 2014 stake's debut a winning one in her $6,200 division of the Ruby Chappell in race 11. Under the command of Gilles Barrieau, the award winning filly shot to the lead from post 7 and cruised through fractions of 28.4, 58.3 and 1:28.1 stopping the timer in 1:57 flat. Charlottes Style (Kenny Arsenault) was second by a quarter of a length with Tobins Beauty(Brodie MacPhee) taking third place honors. Saulsbrook Alana is owned by Reg MacPherson, Stratford and trained by Kevin MacLean. The other Chappell divisional winners went to Pictonian Sareta for the Daniel Ross stable of Belfast, PE, Dusty Lane Dora, owned by Ron Gass, Cornwall and Elm Grove Inarush for the ownership group of Blaine Thibeau, Eddie Doucette, Gordon MacLeod and Grant Mann, Kensington, PE. The three-year-old colts took center stage in four divisions of the Bob Dewar Memorial stakes. Waterside Light, owned by former NHL star Hilliard Graves, Charlottetown, wired the first split of the Dewar with a 1:57 for driver Kenny Arsenault. Atlantic Breeders Crown champion Dumas Walker delivered as the post time favorite in the second heat for Myles Heffernan of Glace Bay, N.S. in 1:57.1. Tobins Fusion took top honors for Gilles Barrieau in the third match-up with Super S Yzerman recovering nicely to capture the final leg of the Dewar memorial for Clare MacDonald. Mark Bradley, Gilles Barrieau and Corey MacPherson recorded driving doubles on the program as the third annual Drive for Charity kicked off during the card. Bradley is teaming up with Long Run Exploration to raise money for the Hillsboro Hospital. Barrieau is working with Metro Building Supplies as they support PEI Special Olympics. MacPherson has D&D Lawncare and Lanscaping with his cheques being donated to PEI Humane Society. The Drive for Charity has thirteen drivers earning money for Island charities until October 30, 2014. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake for Red Shores

Summerside, PE – Red Shores Summerside hosted two divisions of the Maritime Breeders Finals for trotters Sunday. Phantom Beau, driven by Kenny Arsenault, delivered as the post time favorite in the two-year-old contest in 2:08.2 over a sloppy track with a three second variant due to rain. The colt, trained by John Pineau, took the lion’s share of the $8,600 purse with Dusty Lane Galaxy and Glencove Yoshi rounding out the top three pay-outs. Peter Breau of Moncton, N.B. is the winning owner. Rash Statement upset the field to win the three-year-old $7,100 MBA final. Walter Cheverie put the trotter on the front and turned away all challengers for the gate to wire victory. The race was named in honor of John “Buddy” Campbell. The son of Northern Bailey is owned and trained by Joe Smallwood of Stratford. Meridian Farms bred the champion. I Aint No Lady (Garth Coles) was second while West River Xcel(Clare MacDonald) was third. Cheverie had a driving triple on the day. Meridian Farms also presented three divisions of the David Rose Memorial series. Driver Corey MacPherson swept all three of the Rose series with Keystone Nobility, Micrometerjack and Life Savior in their respective splits. The top class went to Le Fugueur for Marc Campbell in 2:01.4. The horse is conditioned by Darren Trainor for his wife Jennifer. Dumas Walker and Saulsbrook Alana Claim Maritime Breeders Titles Charlottetown, PE – The Maritime Breeders Finals for two-year colts and fillies were center stage Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Dumas Walker, with co-owner and trainer Myles Heffernan in the bike, won the $33,000 MBA final in 1:57.4. The colt earned his biggest paycheck of the season while notching his ninth win of the campaign including his third in a row. Heffernan, a resident of Glace Bay, N.S., shares the ownership papers with Joseph Poirier of Nova Scotia. Settlement Request (Marc Campbell) closed hard for second with Mr Comraderie (Mike Stevenson) holding on for third. Saulsbrook Alana captured the $29,200 Maritime Breeders Final for two-year-old fillies in 1:57 flat. The Kevin MacLean trainee earned her eighth consecutive victory. The daughter of Western Paradise has $58,223 in the bank for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Marc Campbell, who enjoyed another big night at the office with four winners on the card, engineered the trip putting the filly on the lead on route to the half. The pacing star never looked back. Elm Grove Inarush (Mark Bradley) was second with Absolootly Hot (Brodie MacPhee) third. The fastest mile of the night went to All Turain in 1:55.1. “He’s in a league all of his own” boomed track announcer Vance Cameron as the four-year-old gelding powered through the stretch for his seventh win in a row. Brodie MacPhee did the driving for owners Lee Hicken of Charlottetown and trainer Trevor Hicken of Montague. MacPhee changed tatics sending All Turain off the gate to take command of the field through fractions of 27.3, 56.3 and 1:26.3. Touch of Lightning stalked the leader and settled for second for Earl Smith while Narragansett, with Norris Rogers in the bike, completed the triactor. In other action, Zip the Lip scored back to back winning performances in the open trot for Brian MacPhee. The time of the mile was 2:00.4. Orville Willis and Donald Sweet of O’Leary own the trotter. Brand of my Own, (John Holmes) and Modern Girl (Mike Stevenson) won their respective divisions of the Louis McIsaac Memorial for the fans series presented by Meridian Farms. by Lee Drake for Red Shores  

Maritime Breeders Finals Set for Charlottetown and Summerside tracks; All Turain Favored in Preferred Pace Charlottetown, PE - It's the richest stake races of the season as Red Shores Charlottetown and Summerside play host to the Maritime Breeder's stakes with $33,000 on the line for the two-year-old colts and $29,200 for the two-year-old fillies. These showdowns will happen Saturday at 6pm in Charlottetown. Red Shores Summerside will feature the two-year-old trotters in the MBA final for $8,600 while the three-year olds race for $7,100. Post time is 1pm Sunday. Dumas Walker, who won his elimination in 1:59 and the Breeders Crown in 1:57.2, has drawn post two for driver Myles Heffernan from Glace Bay, NS. The son of Western Success has been established at 5-2 odds on the morning line. Super S Yzerman (Clare MacDonald) will have to overcome post 8 in the final but sports a 10 for 12 in top three finishes while the Gilles Barrieau trainees, Tobins Fusion and Settlement Request, are considered top contenders. Barrieau has opted to drive Tobins Fusion with Marc Campbell getting the driving assignment on his other stable star. The field also includes T M Brave Heart (Jason Hughes), Elm Grove Intrepid (Brodie MacPhee), Mr Comraderie (Mike Stevenson) and Rancousy (Darren Crowe). Two-year-old filly sensation Saulsbrook Alana goes into her final riding a six race winning streak. Trainer Kevin MacLean has done a remarkable job with her for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Her resume speaks for itself. 11 races with eight wins, one second, two thirds and $43,623 in the bank. Marc Campbell will put her on the gate from post six. The best description of the headliner came from race analyst Les MacIsaac. "Looks like the only thing that's going to stop this filly is the conclusion of the racing calendar." Finalists Elm Grove Inarush (Mark Bradley) and rail-sitter Sail Through (Barrieau) have also put up some big numbers this season but it's going to be tough to knock-off the favorite. The rest of the roster for the filly final will be Sea Anna Win (Earl Smith), Pictonian Sareta (Mike Stevenson), Absolootly Hot (Brodie MacPhee), Outrageous Spirit (John Holmes) and Acton Royal Force (Bernard McCallum). In other action, All Turain has post 6 in the Preferred Pace in race 13 for trainer Trevor Hicken and his-owner Lee Hicken of Charlottetown. This guy has been headlining top classes around the region and comes off that big 1:52.2 performance on Breeders Crown Sunday for Brodie MacPhee. The Louis McIsaac Memorial for the fans leg 2 presented by Meridian Farms will be staged on races 6 and 8 with the open mares on race 11. Trotters Compete in Maritime Breeders Finals at Summerside; David Rose Memorial also on the Card. Summerside, PE - The spotlight is on the trotters in the Maritime Breeders Finals Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm with all the action being carried at www.redshores.ca. Fans can also watch and wager from Red Shores Charlottetown. Trainer-driver Garth Cole certainly had some luck with both his horses, Lets Trade Ladies and I Aint No Lady, drawing the rail in their respective divisions. The two-year-old trotters will go to the gate in race 4 with last week's winners Phantom Beau and Saulsbrook Pippa, both trained by John Pineau, leaving from outside posts. That could complicate matters especially with young trotters but the story gets better when Dusty Lane Galaxy drew post 2. This trotter has been dominating the competition but hasn't won since September 12 at the PEI Colt Stakes. Gary Chappell will do the driving for trainer Stacey Lund. The other starters include Scarlet MacDream (Marc Campbell), Hope Chest (Walter Cheverie), Glencove Yoshi (Mike Stevenson) and Villager (Brian MacPhee). I expect to see an upset. Taliesin leads the charge against the three-year-old $7,100 final from post 8 for Campbell. The son of Northern Bailey-Southview Leah was leading by three lengths in the Breeders Crown but rolled off-stride to finish fourth. The outside post isn't ideal but expect to see the Buntainwood Farm star on the front end when the wings fold. The other finalists are Rash Statement (Walter Cheverie), Irish Lullaby (Daniel MacDonald), West River Xcel (Clare MacDonald), Ashotinthedark (Corey MacPherson), Northern Trapper (Brian MacPhee) and Windemere Norma (Kenny Arsenault). The afternoon program features the David Rose Memorial leg 2 for the fans series in races 8, 10 and 12. The claiming event, presented by Meridian Farms, gives customers an opportunity to fill out ballots for a chance to team up with one of the horses in the race to win some prizes. Ultimate Luck will attempt back to back wins when the Sifroi Melanson trainee takes on a power-packed field in race 11. The pacer, owned by the Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn, NB, toured the Prince County Oval in 1:57.4 sprinting home in 28.4 seconds to win by fourth lengths for Kenny Arsenault in his last start. For the complete list of entries or live race broadcast go to www.redshores.ca   by Lee Drake for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Brodie MacPhee knows that Ramblinglily is going to need a little luck to find the winner’s circle Sunday afternoon in the Atlantic Breeder’s Crown final at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park but he’s confident in her chances. First race post time for the 14-dash championship card is 1 pm. “She’s a good filly and she really impressed me last week in Fredericton,” MacPhee said of Ramblinglily 1:57.3 win Saturday in New Brunswick. “She was really strong.” The three-year-old Articulator filly, owned by Normand Leger of Shediac, N.B., and trained by Jean Belliveau, has post 3 in the race 11 $22,000 Atlantic Breeder’s Crown. Her main competition this season, Rose Valley, finished ninth in the Atlantic Sires Stakes points race and doesn’t make the rich final. “It’s good for my team,” MacPhee said. “(Rose Valley) was always there at the finish every week.” The 27-year-old Clyde River native’s main concern now lays in post 5 with Scootin For Joy (Mike Stevenson) but MacPhee isn’t going to make any concrete plans on how to defeat her. “I always try to go into those races with an open mind,” He said. “My filly is quick. If I decide to leave I’ll be going hard enough there will be a hole somewhere.” MacPhee has never won a Breeder’s Crown before. “It’d be nice to win it. It’s a big money event and she deserves it. She travelled all over the Maritimes this summer. She was at every race.” Other entries in that race are Missassy Attitude (Kenny Arsenault), Western Judy (Marc Campbell), Windemere Maggie (Walter Cheverie), Skip The Exam (Darren Crowe), Putnams Kream (Bernard McCallum), and Whistys Paradise (Ernie Laffin). MacPhee also has a live chance in the race 14 $10,700 Island Pacing Series Championship with All Turain off the rail for trainer and co-owner Trevor Hicken of Montague and co-owner Lee Hicken of Charlottetown. The four-year-old pacer is riding a five race win streak with victories in Invitational races in Truro, North Sydney and Fredericton, along with wins in the two preliminary legs of this series. “He raced awesome last week,” MacPhee said. “He wore down Earl Smith’s horse. My horse is on top of his game right now. He’s sharp and (trainer Trevor Hicken) has him really good right now. I think he has a big shot.” The horse who won the other two preliminary legs is Big League (Corey MacPherson), who has post 5. “Big League is a front end horse,” MacPhee said. “My horse is not a big leaver. I’m going to have him fired up to get out of there and he’ll get away third or fourth at best. He’s a plugger and he’ll have to go the long mile I am sure.” Also in that race is Narragansett (Norris Rogers), Wild Dragon (Gilles Barrieau), Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes), Balanchine (Ron Matheson), Leading Camdidate (Arsenault), Touch Of Lightning (Earl Smith), and Lucky Encounter (Cheverie). Also on the Breeder’s Crown championship card, Race 3 features the $7,000 two-year-old colt trot invitational with Dusty Lane Galaxy (Gary Chappell) looking for his seventh win in a row for trainer Stacey Lund and owners Peter Buchanan and the estate of George Boswall. Other top entries are Glencove Yoshi (Stevenson) and Phantom Beau (Arsenault). Race 5 will see Taliesin search for win number eight on his undefeated season for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach in the $7,000 three-year-old trot invitational. His competition includes Oceanview Kate (Stevenson) and West River Xcel (Clare MacDonald). Race 7 on the card is the $22,000 two-year-old filly pacing final with Canadian and Maritime champion Saulsbrook Alana (Campbell) riding a five-race win streak from post 3. Also in that race is Briannas Angel (Arsenault), Sail Through (John Holmes), Elm Grove Inarush (Mark Bradley), Pictonian Sareta (Stevenson), Lovineveryminute (Barrieau), Sea Anna Win (Earl Smith), and Absolootly Hot (Scott Hubbard). The $22,000 two-year-old colt pacing final lines up in race 9 with a tight knit group of eight horses. They are: Super S Yzerman (MacDonald), Rancousy (Crowe), Touch Of Thunder (Smith), Settlement Request (Romo), JJ Laser (Campbell), Dumas Walker (Heffernan), Tobins Fusion (Barrieau) and Mr Comraderie (Stevenson). Race 13 has the $22,000 three-year-old pacing colt final with Untouchable One (Arsenault) favored off the rail for owner Dooley Boys Racing stable of Halifax. Other entries are Jacobs Jackpot (Barrieau), Watersides Kipper (Hilliard Graves), Beach Paradise (Stevenson), Libertys Art (Hughes), The Rev (Romo), JB Bolt (Redmond Doucet), and Scarlet Chaser (MacDonald). Also on the card, race 8 has the $1,800 Open trot while race 12 sees a field of seven Open pacing mares for a purse of $2,200. SATURDAY Saturday afternoon features a 14-dash card at Red Shores Charlottetown featuring four $5,000 Breeder’s Crown consolation races. The two-year-old pacing fillies line up in race 6, the two-year-old pacing colts in race 8, the three-year-old pacing fillies in race 10 and the three-year-old pacing colts in race 12. By Nicholas Oakes  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Balanchine notched his 50th lifetime win in the preferred pace Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. Ron Matheson crafted the winning drive in the $2,550 event from post 7 in 1:57.2 for owners Mike Pollard of Stratford and Joey Gallant of Charlottetown and trainer Jackie Matheson. Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie) set the early tempo with a 27.4 first quarter with Balanchine leaving out to get in the three-hole. Balanchine then moved first-up at the 58.2 half-mile marker and proceeded to wear down the leader through the three-quarters in 1:28.1. The veteran pacer surged past in the stretch to win by a neck over Nobestbfor with Veronicavermillion (Brian MacPhee) rallying from off the pace to finish third. The $2 winning triactor paid $566. It was lifetime win number 50 for the nine-year-old Balanchine, who earned the majority of his $762,331 in lifetime earnings while racing on the Woodbine Entertainment Group circuit in Ontario. The $2,000 back-up pace went to Roscoes Child and John Holmes in 1:58.1 over Van Zant (Matheson) and Doll R General (Gary Chappell). The winning horse is trained by Raymond White and owned by the Selkirk Stable of Belfast. The evening trot event was a 2:03 victory by Diamond Mine and Willie Murphy for owner Boyd Leslie of Crapaud and trainer Cindy MacDonald. The P Js Nabby six-year-old won over Lyrical Lindy (Corey MacPherson) with Zip The Lip (MacPhee) recovering from an early break to finish third. Also on the card, Vaughn Doyle scored driving win number 999 of his career with Pictonian Walton in 2:00.4 for owner-trainer Roger MacRae of Belfast. Ron Matheson had three driving wins on the card, all of them trained by son Jackie Matheson. Total wager for the card was $25,912. Stayoutofmyaffair captures Open Mares Final SUMMERSIDE, PE – Stayoutofmyaffair and driver Mark Bradley used a two-hole trip to win the $14,520 final of the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares series Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Stayoutofmyaffair left off the rail and released race favorite Dirt Track Momma (Kenny Arsenault) to the lead, sitting through fractions of 28.4, 59.3 and 1:28.2. Dirt Track Momma had to put away a challenge from the first up Lucky Boot Cam (Jason Hughes) who faded in the stretch, leaving the opportunity for Stayoutofmyaffair to pounce in the stretch to win by a quarter-of-a-length in 1:57.3. Dirt Track Momma stayed for second with JK Special (Walter Cheverie) third, General Luckypercy (Gilles Barrieau) fourth, Bunny Mach (Gary Chappell) fifth, Doober Hoozzitz (Terry Gallant) sixth, Skylark Hanover (Brodie MacPhee) seventh, and Lucky Boot Cam eighth. Stayoutofmyaffair is owned by Robi Hughes of Stratford and trained by Stephen Quinn. The series has been going for the entire season with legs in all three Maritime Provinces and the top point earners advancing to the rich final. The Summerside card also featured divisions of the Joe O’Brien memorial stake for P.E.I. foaled three-year-old pacing colts. Trainer Kevin MacLean and driver Barrieau swept the two $10,000 gold divisions. Forever Paradise won his division in 1:56.2 for owners Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford, and Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe. Second went to Woodmere Trakeater (Darren Crowe) with Watersides Kipper (Hilliard Graves) third. The second half of the Barrieau-MacLean sweep came with Pownal Bay Mustang in 1:58.3 over Remember Will (Brian MacPhee) and JJ Nitro (Arsenault). Pownal Bay Mustang is owned by MacPherson and Ian Smith of Charlottetown. The $6,600 Grassroots divisions were won by So Much To Say (John Holmes) in 1:58.3 and Larhecomes (Clare MacDonald) in 2:01.4. Barrieau recorded a driving trip on the card, while Arsenault recorded two wins. Total bet for the 12-dash card was $16,372. Live racing returns to Red Shores Charlottetown Thursday with a 7 pm first race post time, followed by a 6 pm card on Saturday and 1 pm afternoon card Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shore  

Charlottetown, PE – The Lady Slipper Stakes for two and three-year-old trotters took center stage Thursday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino. The CDP oval showcased five divisions. Taliesin headlined the show as the three-year-old trotter remained un-defeated in 2013 when he scored his 7th win in a row. Driver Mark McKinnon used rail control to his advantage and sent the son of the Northern Bailey through fractions 30.4, 1:03 and 1:34.1 to stop the timer in 2:04. The colt, who is closing in on $20,000 banked this season, is owned by Buntainwood Farm, Brackley Beach, PE. Southview Kate, under the command of Mike Stevenson, put in a great performance to notch her fifth win from 8 starts this season in her division of the Lady Slipper in 2:03.2 for owner-trainer Bill Roloson of Belfast. The other three-year-old division of the Lady Slipper went to Howmacs Pride for Brodie MacPhee. The Earl Watts trainee was a comfortable winner in 2:03. Two-year-old trotter BJ Commache, owned and trained by Bert Honkoop of Montague, claimed the Lady Slipper for driver Clare MacDonald. Race favorite Dusty Lane Galaxy, who was attempting to go for his 7th win in a row, was scratched from the race. I C Caviar, with Corey MacPherson in the bike, captured the other division for owner Charles MacDonald of Kensington and trainer John Pineau. The top class went to Leading Camdidate and driver Jason Hughes in 1:56.4. Hughes did the driving for owner Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. Stephen Quinn was the winning trainer. Brodie MacPhee and Corey MacPherson recorded driving doubles on the program. By Lee Drake  

Charlottetown, PE - The PEI Colt stakes has once again attracted the stars of the region when Red Shores Racetrack & Casino plays host to a Saturday double header at 1pm and 7pm. The two -year-old colts and fillies take to the CDP oval for the afternoon program while the three-year-old colts and fillies will go under the lights. The action will be carried live at www.redshores.ca Tobins Fushion, Super S Yzerman and Saulsbrook Alana will highlight the action packed 14 dash afternoon card in their respective divisions. Gilles Barrieau will drive Tobins Fushion in race 5. The colt, owned by Boyd MacDonald and Daniel Ross of PEI and Charles Seymour, N.B., has $18,605 banked this season and goes into the race with six wins and a second from 8 starts. Super S Yzerman, with Clare MacDonald listed to drive, is the morning line favorite in race 7. MacDonald, who co-owns with Morah Kerr, Greenfield, N.S., will need to work out a trip from post 7 to order to keep his four race win streak alive. Saulsbrook Alana, a two-year-old filly from the Reg MacPherson and Kevin MacLean stable, will parade in race 8 coming off back to back winning performances including that 1:55.1 mile in the Lady Slipper gold stake at Red Shores Summerside. Brodie MacPhee will handle the driving duties. First race post time for the evening card is 7pm with Untouchable One shipping in to race for the Dooley Boys racing stable of Halifax, N.S. The three-year-old pacer has won his last three starts and is closing in on $81,000 in lifetime earnings. Kenny Arsenault will drive from the rail. Libertys Art, Beach Paradise and Brand of My Own are also triactor candidates. One of the most anticipated match-ups of the season will take place in race 8 when The Rev (Danny Romo), Forever Paradise (Brodie MacPhee) and Scarlet Chaser (Gilles Barrieau) hook up in their $5,640 class. Norman Hall, who co-owns Scarlet Chaser, handles the trackside presentations for the PEI Colt stakes so a win would mean hardware for his own mantle. Three-year-old filly sensation Dianna Santanna will go after her 7th win of the season when she lines up from post 4 for catch driver John Holmes, owner Doug MacPhee and trainer Tom Weatherbie in race 7. Atlantic Aged Mares Headline Red Shores Summerside Program on Sunday; Trackside Ceremony for PCHC President Philip Doucette Summerside, PE - Two divisions of the Atlantic Aged Mares will be showcased at Red Shores Summerside Sunday. Post time is 1pm. Stayoutofmyaffair has drawn the rail in the first Atlantic Aged Mares split for trainer Stephen Quinn, driver Kenny Arsenault and owner Robi Hughes of Stratford. The mare is riding a two race winning streak and meets the tough General Luckypercy with Gilles Barrieau in the bike. Quinn will also send out Bunny Mach with Jason Hughes driving for Don and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge. The field also includes Doober Hoozzitz, Private Joke and JJ Maywest. Dirt Track Momma takes her A game to the legendary Prince County oval from post five in race 9. The Jonah Moase trainee is coming off a win at Fredericton for young Dale Spence. The five-year-old mare has 15 wins this season. Kenny Arsenault gets the call to drive. JK Special (Walter Cheverie), Lucky Boot Cam (Jason Hughes), Skylark Hanover (Gilles Barrieau), Woodmere Rose (Corey MacPherson) and Mylittlerebel) complete the roster. Each division carries a$3,040 purse. The top guns go to the gate in race 12 with Bet the House guarding the pylons for Barrieau and trainer Blaine Mckenna. Cambest Kisser is the early favorite with King of Rock also part of the top choices. Windemere Express, who ran into some traffic trouble last week, is also entered for Earl Watts and driver Michael McGuigan. The power-packed field has Artners in Crime, Narragansett, Creighton Hanover and Machinthesand in the race 12 showdown. The program will also feature a special trackside ceremony in honor of Prince County Horsemen's Club president Philip Doucette. Doucette passed away suddenly last Sunday after competing in a race a Red Shores Summerside. The ceremony, which honors fallen drivers, will take place after race 4. For complete results, race programs and live video go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top trotters on the Eastern seaboard will descend on Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park Thursday with P.E.I. Colts Stakes action highlighting the card. The 12-dash card has a 7 pm start time with three divisions of the three-year-old trotters in races 4, 7 and 9. Taliesin will look to get his sixth win in a row in race four with a new trainer and driver, as Mark McKinnon takes over the duties from Marc Campbell. Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach own the three-year-old son of Northern Bailey, who is yet to be defeated in 2013. His main competition in the five-horse-field looks to come from Northern Dust (Corey MacPherson) and I Aint No Lady (Garth Cole). The $4,200 division in race 7 has six-entries with Rash Statement (Walter Cheverie) drawing the rail against top challengers West River Excel (Clare MacDonald) and Howmacs Pride (Brian MacPhee). Race 9 with see a clash between last year's champion trotter Oceanview Kate (Mike Stevenson), Irish Lullaby (Danny MacDonald) and Ashotinthedark (Joey Pineau). The $4,100 two-year-old divisions will line up in races 1, 3 and 5. BJ Comanche is favored in race 1 for driver Clare MacDonald and owner-trainer Bert Honkoop of Montague. His morning line competition is Bo Digger (McKinnon) and IC Caviar (Pineau). Top entries in race 3 include Phantom Beau (Kenny Arsenault), Scarlet Macdream (Darryl MacLean) and Glencove Yoshi (Stevenson). Divisional leader Dusty Lane Galaxy headlines race 5 as he rides a five race win streak for driver Gary Chappell, trainer Stacey Lund and owners Peter Buchanan and the estate of George Boswall. Other top competition includes Oceanview Rose (Stevenson) and Saulsbrook Pippa (Pineau). The $1,800 Open trot lines up in race 8 with Abundaspin drawing the rail for trainer-driver Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Warren Grove. The 13-year-old trotter was a winner his last two starts in this class but will have to fend off Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew) and Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy). The feature pace is in race 11 with a field of seven competing for a purse of $1,900. J V S Ring is the favorite from post 6 for catch-driver Brian MacPhee, trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Joey Gallant of Charlottetown and Mike Pollard of Stratford. The Cammibest six-year-old has won five of his last six starts. Other entries are Van Zant (Ron Matheson), Doll R General (McKinnon), Roscoes Child (John Holmes), Oakrock Almighty (Walter Cheverie), Rymar Sporty (Ken Murphy), and Blue Star Outlaw (Jason Hughes). Live racing continues Saturday in Charlottetown with a double header card featuring the pacing events of the P.E.I. Colts Stakes with programs at 1 and 7 pm. Red Shores Summerside has a card Sunday afternoon at 1 pm featuring the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing series. All the action will be streamed live from Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores  

Atlantic Sires Stakes two year-old pacing colts put on an impressive show at Inverness Raceway Sunday afternoon. Pictonian Storm captured the first of three $7,220 'A' division events under the command of Mike Stevenson.  The bay pacing colt crossed the finish line in 2:00.1 for owner Daniel Ross of Belfast, PE. The second event went to Super S Yzerman and owner-driver Clare MacDonald in 2:00.4.  Morah Kerr of Greenfield, NS, shares the ownership papers on the colt. The third and final 'A' division event went to Tobins Fusion and driver Gilles Barrieau in 2:02.3 for owners Boyd MacDonald, Crapaud, PE, Daniel Ross, Belfast, PE, and Charles Seymour, Fredericton, NB.  The lone $2,500 'B' division event went to Life To Remember and driver Gilles Barrieau for owners Ronald Seymour Jr. and William Seymour of Glace Bay, NS, and Kevin Dorey of Lower Sackville, NS. by Lynne MacLennan  

The Atlantic Sires Stakes trotters were a highlight on the Wednesday evening card of racing at Inverness Raceway. Dusty Lane Galaxy and driver Gary Chappell captured the first of two divisions for two-year-old trotters in a time of 2:08 for owners Peter Buchanan of North Wiltshire, PE, and the Estate of George Boswall of Frenchfort, PE. The second two-year-old event went to B J Comanche and driver Clare MacDonald in a time of 2:06.4.  The trotting colt is owned by Bert Honkoop of Montague, PE. The three-year-old trotters also had their opportunity to shine with Topway and driver Walter Cheverie taking first place honours in their division in 2:04.2 for owner Sandra White of Belle River, PE. Meanwhile, driver-trainer Clare MacDonald won her second Atlantic Sires Stakes event of the evening with West River Xcel in 2:03.2.  The three-year-old trotter is owned by MacDonald's West River Stock Farm of Antigonish, NS. Atlantic Sires Stakes racing action will heat up again at Inverness Raceway on Sunday afternoon when the two-year-old pacing colts roll into town.  Three 'A' divisions will each go for a purse pool of $7220 and one 'B' division will go for $2500. First race post time at Inverness Raceway on Sunday is 1:30 pm. by Lynne MacLennan  

Summerside, PE - Marc Campbell, still enjoying the popularity of winning the Gold Cup and Saucer Final last Saturday at Charlottetown, drove Shadversary into the history books when the two-year-old Shadow Play colt set a new Summerside track record of 1:57.3 for this age group on Wednesday. The colt is owned by Ultimate Stable – Barbara and William Crowley of N.B. Sifroi Melanson is the trainer. Dusty Lane Galaxy and Taliesin extended their winning streaks during Lady Slipper stakes action Wednesday night also at Red Shores Summerside. Dusty Lane Galaxy, with Gary Chappell in the bike, opened the card with a gate to wire performance in 2:07.3. The victory was the trotter’s fourth win in a row for trainer Stacey Lund and owners Peter Buchanan and the Estate of George Boswell. I C Caviar was second while Southfield Shadow finished third. Taliesin pushed his winning streak to five after stopping the timer in 2:05.3 in the $7,700 three-year-old category of the Lady Slipper. Marc Campbell engineered the winning drive sending the son of Northern Bailey up the passing lane to secure the victory. Taliesin is owned by Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach. In other action, BJ Comanche (Clare MacDonald), Phantom Beau (Kenny Arsenault) and Oceanview Kate (Mike Stevenson) took top honors in their respective Lady Slipper divisions. Tambora, with Daryl Jelley at the controls, won the Peter Coughlin 30th anniversary memorial in 1:59.4 for owner Paul Trainer while Rocco’s Cavallo won the $1,550 top class for Mark Bradley in 1:57.1. Bradley, who had a driving triple on the night, handled the pacer for trainer Tyler Desroches of Summerside. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca  racing returns to Red Shores Summerside Sunday at 1pm. by Lee Drake

The champions of the 2012 Atlantic Sires Stakes harness racing season were crowned on Sunday afternoon (October 7) at Red Shores Charlottetown Driving Park during the season-ending Atlantic Breeders Crown.

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