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Charlottetown, PE - Idealic Life has been established as the morning line favorite in the Saturday afternoon top class at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The race is in honour of Mr Salming, a former Maritime bred record holder on a half mile racetrack when he scorched Yonkers Raceway in 1:52 flat. Post time for the 14 dash card is 12:30pm. Idealic Life, who is riding a four win race streak, is trained by Trevor Hicken and will be driven by Corey MacPherson. This trainer-driver combination is one of the hottest on the Island. The 12 year-old son of Western Ideal is coming off a 1:56.3 score and leaves from post 6 in race 13. The other triactor candidates include DBS Rosco (Kenny Arsenault) who has hit the board in his last six starts for owners Wendell and Robbie Shaw of Summerside and Derek Folland, Kensington while Putmans Power (Walter Cheverie) has shot in the top three from post 5. The talented field also includes The Big Bite (Shane Bernard), Painted Desert (Mark Bradley) and Likely To Win (Ken Murphy). The program will also pay tribute to Mr Domi, the first Maritime bred sub 1:50 performer who stopped the clock in 1:49.4 over Woodbine Racetrack. Breeder Eldred Nicholson will be trackside with the cooler presentation as Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) and Smiley Bayama (Ron Gass) go after the top prize. The power packed line up has Rash B Havior (Walter Cheverie), Eagle Jolt (Marc Campbell), Fightmaster (Michael McGuigan) and My Lucky Killean (Ken Murphy). Driver Marc Campbell is only five victories away from career win 1,500. Campbell is booked on eight horses Saturday. The Island harness racing community is coming together to launch a fundraiser for the Classy Lane training center in Ontario after a tragic fire on Monday night. Customers will have a chance to purchase tickets on a Gold Cup & Saucer and Governor's Plate prize package. Tickets are $10 dollars and will be available at the Rewards Club in Charlottetown and Summerside. For entries, race programs or live broadcast go to By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Corey MacPherson kicked off the 2016 harness racing season with four winners Sunday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. His victories included the afternoon feature aboard Idealic Life in 1:56.3. It was the pacer's fourth win in a row as he turned back stable-mate Painted Desert (Mark Bradley) giving trainer Trevor Hicken the one-two finish in the top class. Smiley Bayama (Ron Gass) was third. Idealic Life is owned by Perry, Luke and Robin Burke and Kent Livingston, PE. The grand-slam also included Thisgirlcanhunt for her second in a row from the Mike Ramsey stable, Best Risque for trainer Brian Ladner and Capitalism giving trainer Trevor Hicken the double. In other news, Holy Molie Maggie won the open trot for Gary Chappell in an impressive 2:00 flat for owner-trainer Jeff Holmes. Marc Campbell posted a driving triple on the 15 dash program while Chappell and Wade Sorrie enjoyed driving doubles to kick off the new season. The wager was $47, 481. Lee Drake

CHARLOTTTOWN, PE - Last Saturday was Corey MacPherson day in Charlottetown and All Turain is favoured to help the young harness racing reinsman cash in again this Saturday. First race post time is 12:30 PM for the 16-dash card with the All Turain competing from post 6 in the race 15 feature for a $2,400 pot. The red-hot MacPherson, who had six winners on last Saturday's program, is driving the morning line choice in six races on the afternoon. He will be in the bike with All Turain for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Lee Hicken of Charlottetown. Forever Paradise looms a major danger from post 5 in the compact feature field with Marc Campbell in the bike. Race analyst Les MacIsaac likes the chances of All Turain to be a integral part of MacPherson's afternoon. "He'll be the favourite and rightly so since he's beaten these four times in the past month," MacIsaac said. "Number five looks like a good possibility despite another outside post." Other entries include Smiley Bayama (Ron Gass), Painted Desert (Mark Bradley), Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) and First Art Down (Ken Murphy). The back-up pace lines up in race 6 with Likely To Win picked to do just that for MacPherson, trainer Adam Merner and owners Blenise Young and Lester Campbell of Nova Scotia and Jeffrey Campbell of Alberta. Bazillion looks to be a player in the event with Brian MacPhee in the bike from post 4 for trainer Hicken and owner Kent Livingston of Cornwall. Also in the tight knit field of five is Waterside Light (Kenny Arsenault), Lucky Encounter (Walter Cheverie) and Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton). The Open Mares pace lines up in race 9 named as the Joe Fogarty Memorial for a $2,350 purse. General Luckypercy is the morning line choice from post 3 with Ron Matheson in the bike for trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Jodi Lynn Matheson of Charlottetown. The winner's of this even last week, Sendmeasign, has post 5 with Arsenault in the bike while Sam leaves from post 6 for trainer-driver Hughes. CL La Rouse (Poulton), Outrageous Spirit (Gordie Hennessey) and Whitesand Artist (Gary Chappell) round out the field. The afternoon trot class lines up in race 3 for a $1,750 purse with Neal the morning line pick for trainer-driver Brian Andrew, who co-owns with William Andrew of Calgary. The seven-year-old Credit Winner stallion will have to contend with post 7 in the field of as many with his main competition coming in the form of post 5 starter I Aint No Lady (Arsenault) and post 6's Diamond Mine (MacPherson). By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - It was a career day for Corey MacPherson. The young harness racing driver posted six winners during a 16 dash program Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. MacPherson started the afternoon taking the first three races with Roscoes Child, Hurricane Bill and trotter Diamond Mine. His grand-slam came with Adam Merner's trainee Likely To Win. MacPherson teamed with the Trevor Hicken stable to cap off his super Saturday with victories aboard Idealic Life and the afternoon feature event with All Turain. All Turain was able to track down fraction setter Forever Paradise (Cheverie) in deep stretch to win the top class in 1:58.1. Mach Wheel (Darren Crowe) rallied late to complete the triactor. All Turain, owned by Lee Hicken, Charlottetown, PE, has four victories from his last five starts. Walter Cheverie had a driving triple with top honours going to Caliban Haniover in the open trot, Putnam's Snap and his own Bowyer Hanover. Mike McGuigan recorded a driving double while Jason Hughes made a trip to victory lane to remain one win behind leader Marc Campbell in the Charlottetown driver standings. Earl Watts posted a training double which included the fastest mile of the day of 1:57.2 with Sinners in Heaven for Gary Chappell and the ownership group of Windemere Farms, North Wiltshire, PE, Lana Murphy - River Valley Management, Quispamsis, NB. For complete results go to Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - All Turain, with Corey MacPherson in the bike, won the Sunday afternoon featured event in an impressive 1:56.4 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. All Turain is owned by Lee Hicken, Charlottetown and conditioned by Trevor Hicken. The victory capped off a four win performance for MacPherson. The young pilot moves up to fifth place in the Charlottetown driver standings with 67 first place finishes on the season. Click K (Ron Matheson) was second with Forever Paradise (Marc Campbell) third. The 5-7-2 triactor paid $54.50 while the superfecta 5-7-2-3 returned $599.60 when First Art Down rallied to finish fourth for Kenny Murphy who recorded a driving double on the day. Holy Molie Maggie powered past the field to capture the open trot for driver Gary Chappell and owner-trainer Jeff Holmes. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - All Turain, under the command of Corey MacPherson, won the Sunday afternoon feature in 1:57.3 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. MacPherson sent the Trevor Hicken trainee to the front from post 5 but he was roughed up to the opening quarter by Forever Paradise (Marc Campbell) in a speed duel of 28 seconds flat before taking control of the pace on route to the half in 58.3. The duo marched by the three quarter pole in 1:27.4 and rolled to a two length victory over Clic K (Ron Matheson) and Waterside Light (Kenny Arsenault). The score was the second win in a row at this level. All Turain is owned by Lee Hicken, Charlottetown, PE. MacPherson recorded a driving triple while Hicken enjoyed a training hat-trick on the 13 dash program with stable stars Spectacular Future and Painted Desert also taking top honors. The Jason Hughes stable remains sharp with Blue Star Outlaw and Beckenbauer winning their respective assignments. The Hughes operation capped off the weekend with five winners. Mike McGuigan, Mark Bradley and Gary Chappell also posted driving doubles on the card. Racing returns Saturday November 28th with Horseperson's Day presented by the PEI Standardbred Horse Owners Association. The afternoon will also feature the annual driver's championship with the top driver from the competition being presented with the Paul MacDonald memorial trophy. By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE – Driver Corey MacPherson celebrated career win 500 aboard Useful Hanover during the 14 dash program Sunday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Jason Sherry, Kensington, PE is the owner and was trackside to greet MacPherson who was making a return to the race bike this weekend after being sidelined for medical reasons. MacPherson kept the winning streak rolling coming right back with Unstoppable Speed in race 11 for the ownership group of David and Mitch Tierney, Kelsie and Sterling Buchanan. All Turain gave MacPherson the hat-trick with a dazzling 1:56.3 romp. The track was rated sloppy with a three second variant. Forever Paradise finished second with Clic K completing the triactor. Holy Molie Maggie won the trot class for driver Gary Chappell and owner Jeff Holmes, Orwell Cove, PE. Chappell also returned to the winner’s circle with Milla Road for Zack Conway, Bonshaw, PE. Jason Hughes and Marc Campbell recorded driving doubles. For complete results and payouts go to  By Lee Drake, for Red Shores

People in this harness racing industry never cease to amaze me. I asked everyone in the drivers room if they would donate their 5% on a race night to a young father and good friend who is in the midst of a run in with cancer. Not one person hesitated.  All were resounding YES in helping someone few of them have met or know. Most people know the horse Mopey Corey. Few knew who he was named after. It was almost a decade ago at campbellville training center and Corey Macpherson worked slowly putting horses away at my barn. Just a kid, he moved from PEI like so many of us do, dreaming of a chance to make it to Mohawk/Woodbine. I just stopped and watched him. Gingerly sweeping, dragging his feet like frankenstein down the shedrow, I roared to him, hey mopey, you couldn't pick it up a little could you? We all laughed and Corey went about his usual painfully slow routine. He may have been slow but he rarely stopped. He'd work all day and always have a smile on his face. You couldnt help but like the kid. It was tough to see him go, but heart breaking to hear that he had to have surgery and the doctors thought It was cancer. Just a typical guy in this industry. Works hard, has a kid and a lovely wife. Corey would be upset if he knew we were doing this, he never asked for anything he didn't earn. But no one wants to hear anyone has cancer, certainly not a 26 year old father and husband. None of us have much to give but I'm not as bashful as Corey. To the people who have pledged a donation, thank you very very much. To the people who read this, if you can donate to a great cause, a great kid and a loving father, I and the rest of our industry would be grateful. Stay strong mopey. Your friend, Anthony MacDonald This is the fundraising campaign for Corey Macpherson donations:

Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway held the 2015 edition of the Callbeck Stakes at the harness racing meeting on Wednesday for two-year-old fillies and colts. Time Warp set the stage in the opening dash when the trot filly, in line to Danny MacDonald, powered her way to the front and delivered a 2:04.3 performance to tie the Summerside track record for two year-old fillies. The daughter of Neal is owned by Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd, Daniel Ross, Belfast, breeder Bill Andrew, Calgary, Alberta and Brian Andrew, Milton Station, PE. Beaus Cowboy then took the spotlight in the very next race when the Alex MacPhee owned colt tripped the timer in a dazzling 1:58.1 for a five length score. Corey MacPherson was in the bike for trainer Ron Gass. KD Overdrive (Steve Mason) and trotter Da Master, owned by Eric Johnston, Summerside and driver Terry Gallant, recorded back to back romps in their respective Callbeck divisions while Howmacs Annie remained undefeated in her young career with a 1:59.2 clocking for driver Gordie Hennessey, trainer Tom Weatherbie and the ownership group of Kyle Gardiner, Michael Currie, Cardigan and Jerry MacKinnon, St. Peters Bay, PE. High Bid, Jackson K Down and Scarlet Safari are three for three in 2015 stakes action. For the complete results of the Callbeck stakes at Summerside go to Lee Drake

Summerside, PE - Machinthesand made it three wins in a row after claiming the feature race Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Norris Rogers was in the bike for harness racing trainer Hughie Murphy and the ownership group of Noonan Holdings Ltd- Russell & Karen Noonan. The time of the mile for the son of Mach Three was 1:56.1. Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell) was second with Outside The Wire (Jason Hughes) third. Corey MacPherson had a hat-trick on the 11 dash program winning with Goodmorningdiva for owner-trainer Frank Banks, Summerside, Useful Hanover for owner Jason Sherry, Kensington and Eastcoast Down in 1:57.4 for a new record on the pacer for Gordon Ross, Clifton Royal, NB. Gary Chappell had a driving double with scores aboard Acton O So Royal for conditioner Colleen Chappell and opened up the afternoon with a visit to victory lane with Lorne Valley Ricki for Barry Peter MacLeod, Cardigan, PE Racing returns Sunday July 12 at 1pm featuring the Governor's Plate Eliminations. For complete results go to By Lee Drake               ********************************************************************** This E-mail message (including attachments, if any) is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, proprietary, confidential and exempt from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender and erase this E-mail message immediately.   Le présent message électronique (y compris les pièces qui y sont annexées, le cas échéant) s'adresse au destinataire indiqué et peut contenir des renseignements de caractère privé ou confidentiel. Si vous n'êtes pas le destinataire de ce document, nous vous signalons qu'il est strictement interdit de le diffuser, de le distribuer ou de le reproduire. Si ce message vous a été transmis par erreur, veuillez en informer l'expéditeur et le supprimer immédiatement.  

Charlottetown, PE - D GS Camme, last year's Governor's Plate and Premier's Pace champion, won the Saturday night feature harness racing event in 1:54 flat at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gilles Barrieau was in the driver's seat for trainer Jackie Matheson and the ownership group of Quentin and Hal Bevan, Tom Clark and Ron Matheson, Charlottetown, PE. Barrieau sent the favorite to the point from post five and laid down stiff fractions of 27, 56.1, 1:25.3 before cruising home in 28.2 seconds to notch his first victory of 2015 in only his second start of the campaign. All Turain, who was on the move early in the mile, was second for Corey MacPherson while Cabo Pan Lucas (Vince Poulton) was third. MacPherson had a big night at the track with four winners on the card. The young pilot is off to an impressive start this year as he teams up with D&D Lawncare & Landscaping to raise money for PEI Human Society in the annual Drive for Charity promotion. MacPherson's victories came aboard Mob Rule for trainer Danny MacDonald, Pleasure Girls in the open trot for owner Shelley Gass, Cornwall followed by Torpedo Seelster to give Ron Gass a training double. The grand-slam came with Roscoes Child owned by the Selkirk Stable of Belfast, PE. Raymond White is the trainer. In other action, Osprey Impact won her trot assignment for driver Paul Larrabee while Ramblinglily recovered after an early mis-cue to record back to back winning performances for Walter Cheverie. The time of the mile was 1:56.2. Marc Campbell had a driving double on the 13 dash program. The wager was $47,433. Gold Cup Grandstand Seat Information Grandstand seats for the 2015 Gold Cup & Sauce at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park will go on sale Monday, July 6 at 9 a.m. (AST). The price is $55 per seat (tax included). Customers can purchase them in person at the Red Shores’ race office or by phone at 902-629-6636. The 56th edition of the Sobeys Gold Cup & Saucer will take place on Saturday August 22, 2015. By Lee Drake

There was a Brew Ha Ha Sunday at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Summerside between Si Semalu and Big Surf in the afternoon feature event.   Si Semalu, a newcomer to Prince Edward Island from the Ontario racing circuit purchased by Foxyhall racing stable of Summerside, was making his first lifetime start on red soil and he meant business.   Driver Jason Hughes hustled the son of Modern Art from the gate and hooked up with Big Surf (Marc Campbell) on route to the opening quarter in a swift 27.4. The two horses battled neck and neck toe to toe through a half reached in 55.3 before Big Surf threw in the towel when they reached the three-quarter pole in 1:25.3. The trip set up perfectly for All Turain and Corey MacPherson who charged three-high at the third panel to cruise by his tiring stable-mate and march to a two length victory in 1:56.4. Si Semalu, who battled a strong wind throughout the mile, held on for a much deserved second while Outside The Wire (Kenny Arsenault) rallied for third. All Turain is owned by Lee Hicken of Charlottetown, PE. The score gave MacPherson a driving triple on the day. Hog Aufray, Ultimate Faith, Carrera Angel and Casimir Luciano gave Campbell four winners on the card. Walter Cheverie and Brian MacPhee had driving doubles. For complete results go to Lee Drake

Summerside, PE - The first harness racing stakes card of the season was held Sunday at Red Shores Summerside with the running of the Ruby Chappell stakes for three-year-old fillies and the Bob Dewar memorial stake events for three-year-old pacing colts. Three Pink Bows delivered as the post time favorite in the opening division of the Ruby Chappell for driver Danny Romo with Jann Down taking her Chappell assignment in 1:58.4 for Gilles Barrieau. The N.B. pilot had a driving triple on the program. The other winners in the Ruby Chappell included Elm Grove Joanette with Kenny Arsenault driving for the ownership group of Peter Smith, Charlottetown, Gerald Morrissey, Vernon River and Larry Chappell, Marshfield while Invader M closed out the Chappell Memorial splits with her third victory in a row for driver Corey MacPherson, owner Reg MacPherson and trainer Kevin MacLean. Marc Campbell, who enjoyed a driving hat-trick on the 14 dash program, teamed up with the partnership of MacPherson/MacLean aboard Dixieland Band to win a $6,300 division of the Bob Dewar Memorial in 1:56.1, the fastest mile of the day. Campbell also claimed stakes hardware with Proven Desire, owned by Blair Hansen, Charlottetown, Meghan MacDonald, Charlottetown and John Thomas, Darmouth, N.S. The other winners in the Dewar stakes included BNGS Express (Romo) and Ultimaetlyhandsome for Kenny Arsenault's second score. The colt is owned by the Ultimate Stable, Greater Lakeburn, NB. In other action, American Captain closed out the program with a 1:59.2 two length victory for driver Walter Cheverie, trainer Mike Campbell and owner Ronald Joy, Fredericton, N.B. Campbell has moved his base to Summerside Raceway. Total wager on the program was $37,676. By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Zip The Lip, one of the most dominant trotters on the East coast in 2014, is back to compete Saturday during the 12 dash harness racinng program at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 6pm. Zip The Lip had an impressive resume last year recording 13 victories from 26 starts and comes off the bench with a third place finish in his first start of the spring meet. Brian MacPhee will be back in the bike for trainer Don Sweet and his co-owner Orville Willis of O'Leary. They will have to overcome post 8 and also keep a close eye on the morning-line favorite Pleasure Girls for red hot driver Corey MacPherson. MacPherson, who will drive for owner Shelley Gass, Cornwall, is coming off five winning drives over the first two cards. The action packed line-up also includes 7-2 choice Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) and the always dangerous Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) from post 2. The race will be called to the starter at 7:08PM AST. Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) and Carnivore (Walter Cheverie) will duke it out once again in the evening feature. These two have traded winner's circle photos over the last two starts but both will have outside posts for this showdown. The Poulton family will send out two other entries in the top class with IDK drawing the rail for catch-driver Mark Bradley and Cabo Pan Lucas getting the services of John Holmes. The $2,100 event also includes JRS Hurricane, DBS Rosco, Outside The Wire and My Lucky Killean. In other action, Miracle Matts is the favorite in the Valerie MacPhee birthday pace in race 9 for MacPherson and owner Blois MacPhail, Cornwall, while Rymar Sporty and driver Ken Murphy get the top call in the Maritime Greyhound Adoption Program Pace in race 7. Owners, along with their adopted greyhounds, will be in attendance. Red Shores is getting ready to officially launch a new Drive for Charity promotion along with details surrounding A Fiesty X Ample running for Island charities this season. The mare will be trained and driven by Mark Bradley while being leased from the Bill Andrew stable. This is the second year in a row that the Andrew family has helped spear head the fundraiser. Charities will be released soon. The Race Day network will add a new member this season. Bo Ford will join Lee Drake, Peter MacPhee and Jeremy MacDonald on the broadcast desk. The crew will join track announcer Vance Cameron for the 2015 meet at Summerside and Charlottetown locations. Customers have several options with new promotions including the Super High 5, Pik 3 and Pik 4. On-track players will be offered the Pick 5, Wild Horses tags on races 2-12 with jackpots and Set for Summer promo where customers have a chance to qualify to win weekly prizes with the grand prize of $1,000 a week for 10 weeks being drawn on the first day of summer June 21, 2015. For race programs, Les's Picks or live broadcast go to  Lee A. Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Tempo Seelster and harness racing driver Vince Poulton won the evening feature over a fast closing Carnivore (Walter Cheverie) and Cabo Pan Lucas (Danny MacDonald) Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The mile was charted in 1:57.3 for Tempo Seelster who left from post three and cut fractions of 29.1, 59.3 and 1:28.4. The son of Santanna Blue Chip flashed a closing panel of 28.4. It was Poulton's second winner on the program after another wire to wire score with IDK owned by his sister Gail MacDonald and trained by his brother Gary Poulton of Charlottetown. Corey MacPherson enjoyed a big night at the office with a driving triple. MacPherson won with Alliegetty for owner Kent Livingston, Brodys Leona, who nosed out Motorino in a photo finish to go right to her personal best of 1:58.3 for owners Kerry and Emily Taylor, Stratford and Lisa Richards, Cornwall and veteran Life Savior for trainer Duane MacEachern and owner Darla MacEachern of Kensington. Fightmaster put in an impressive performance winning in gate to wire fashion in 1:57.4 for driver Mike McGuigan and his co-owner Jack Quinn, Charlottetown. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE – Life Savior, a veteran pacer owned by Darla MacEachern of Kensington, recorded his 50th lifetime win during the 15 dash program Sunday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Darla’s father, Duane, trains the ten year-old Life Sign campaigner who went into the race with 242 career starts. Driver Corey MacPherson was in the bike for the occasion. The time of the mile was 2:00.4. Forever Paradise (Marc Campbell) delivered as the post time favorite taking the program’s top class in 2:01.1 for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford and his trainer Kevin MacLean. Pictonian Storm put in an impressive mile to finish second for Wade Sorrie while the only girl in the field, Veronicavermillion, completed the triactor for driver Brian MacPhee. Cheyenne Ford, owned by James O’Halloran Montague, cut fractions of 29.4, 1:01.3 and 1:32 over a track rated a “good” with a two second variant. Frill Seeker moved his winning streak up to four in a row with a gate to wire score in the trot class. Kenny Arseanult trains and drives for Ebbsfleet Stables, Stratford, Ontario. Arsenault, Campbell and Jason Hughes recorded driving doubles. Wager was $40,087 Racing returns Saturday with post time at 12:30pm. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

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