Day At The Track
Search Results
49 to 64 of 175

Charlottetown, PE - Touch of Lightning is going into the feature event as the one to beat Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 13 dash harness racing program has a first race post time at 6pm. The five-year-old son of Articulator is coming off a three length 1:56.4 score for driver Earl Smith and owners Peter and Don Smith, Gerald Morrissey and Larry Chappell. He'll line up from post 4 in the 12th race top class that has Astor (Jason Hughes) and the fast closing Shock The Rock (Corey MacPherson) applying pressure from the outside of the gate. The power-packed field also stars Cabo Pan Lucas (Vince Poulton), McJestic (Walter Cheverie), Balanchine (Ron Matheson), Narragansett (Kenny Arsenault) and Red Rock (Gary Chappell). In other action, Stayoutofmyaffair drew the rail in the mares open for driver-trainer Jason Hughes and owner Robi Hughes of Stratford. The Hughes stable has been making headlines across Canada while showcasing .366 training average. Stayoutofmyaffair attempts back to back victories aiming for her ninth win of the campaign. For All We Know, owned by Bruce Wood, Marshfield, will try to spoil the party from post 4 for trainer Jackie Matheson. The Matheson stable also sends out General Luckypercy in this event. The open trot class has Zip The Lip going for his third win in a row in race 5. The Donald Sweet trainee has 15 top three finishes from 18 starts which includes six top prizes. Driver Brian MacPhee will need to work out the trip from post 6 with Abundaspin, who captured his 78th lifetime win on Thursday, charging away from the middle of pack post three. The teenager only has three months left in his incredible racing career which includes 64 seconds, 39 thirds and $479,780 in earnings. For the complete entries, race programs and live video go to www.redshores.ca Doucette Memorials highlight Summerside program Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside is set to stage an action packed harness racing program Sunday at 1pm. The program will honor Philip and Henry Doucette at the legendary Prince County Oval. Carnivore, owned by Valleygrove Farms and driven by Marvyn Webster, is the early favorite in the Philip Doucette memorial in race 12. The top class pays tribute to the Prince County Horsemen's Club president who passed away last year. DBS Rosco is riding a two race winning streak and is capable of knocking off the top choice for driver Kenny Arsenault and co-owners Wendell and Robbie Shaw and Derek Folland. Carrera Angel (Rocky Schurman), Blissful Bro (Gary Chappell) and veteran Blue Meadow Willie (Walter Cheverie) are all well poised to steal the show. Pictonian Press, Cambest Kisser and McMaverick complete the line-up. The Henry Doucette memorial is race 7 with Jersey Joe gunning for the top spot from post 2. Deanna Clow, New Haven and Mitchell Tierney, Roseneath, Ontario co -own the pacer who makes his 16th start for driver Jason Hughes. Ultimate Success and J V S Ring are also triactor candidates. Hughes moves from one live drive to another when he jumps on Beckenbauer in the afternoon back-up class in race 9. The $1,600 showdown puts Bad Date (Corey MacPherson) and Rash B Havior into contenders while Acra Beach Bajan and Athletic Putnam play role of spoilers. For complete entries, race programs and live video go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Poulton stable is currently hot but will it remain that way Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park? First race post time for the 12-dash card is 7 pm. IDK has post 2 in the race 12 $2,000 feature with Vincent Poulton in the bike for trainer Gary Poulton and owner Gail MacDonald of Charlottetown. The six-year-old Stand Forever pacer is listed as the morning line favorite after defeating five of his seven rivals last Thursday in Charlottetown. The Poulton stable has been firing on all cylinders since having a huge Old Home Week. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is confident IDK has what it takes to land in the winner's circle once again. "After missing much of the 2013 season he's now racing like he did when he came here a couple of years ago, maybe even better," MacIsaac said of IDK. "He just beat this class last week and we don't see any reason he can't do it again." He has some real competition from post 5 starter Capitalism with trainer-driver Jason Hughes. 'The Blue Knight' currently leads all trainers in Charlottetown, thanks in part to Capitalism's impressive streak of only missing the top three once since May 10. Other entries in the Thursday night feature include Machinthesand (Gary Chappell), Cambest Kisser (Kenny Arsenault), Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie), Windemere Express (Marc Campbell), Pacific Oak (Corey MacPherson) and Perfect Escape (Ron Matheson). The top trot of the night goes in race 6 with Abundaspin installed as the morning line favorite from post 7 for driver Steven Shepherd, trainer Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Warren Grove. The winner of 77 lifetime races is winding down his career as the trotter is 14-years-old and must retire before he turns 15 on January 1. The veteran just finished second in the open trot Saturday night, timed nearly two seconds faster than all his competition. The race office has selected Eat Pray Trot (Brian MacPhee) and Majian Dillon (Jim Ripley) as the next two choices from posts 6 and 1, respectively. The back-up pace lines up in race 9 for a $1,600 purse with Island Gigolo favored from post 2 for driver Mike Stevenson, trainer Tom Weatherbie and owner James Pound of Hunter River. The three-year-old son of Ameripan Gigolo has been facing stakes company most of the season but will battle the likes of Bowyer Hanover (Cheverie) and First Art Down (Ken Murphy) this week. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - Narragansett used his dangerous finishing kick to knock out the competition to win the Sunday harness racing feature in 1:56.4 at Red Shores Summerside. The son of Rocknroll Hanover, driven by Jason Hughes, sat at the back of the pack before making his dash to the front past the three-quarter pole marker in a swift 1:25.2 put up by fraction setter Forever Paradise (Marc Campbell). Narragansett, who was still sitting seventh at the top of the stretch, blew by the field to win by a quarter of a length to post his sixth victory of the season for Foxyhall Racing stable of Summerside. Forever Paradise faded to second with Carnivore (Marvyn Webster) completing the triactor. Walter Cheverie enjoyed another great day at the office with a driving triple on the 12 dash program. The veteran pilot, who is teaming up with Red Shores to raise money for Sadie's Place in the annual Drive for Charity event, won with Sendmeasign, Forced to Travel and Athletic Putnam. Corey MacPherson had a driving double when he guided Dusty Lane Dora and Tryron My Gigolo to top honors. Red Shores Summerside also played host the annual PEI Matinee finals. Driver Wendy MacRae posted two victories with Muzzy's Driftwood and Pictonian Walton. The other winners were Ramadawn for Ryan Desroches and Millal Millar for John Perry. The horses in the program raced at four different tracks this season-including Pinette, Kensington, Alberton and O'Leary to gain points to compete in the finals. Christopher MacRae moved into the announcer's booth to call the action. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake    

Charlottetown, PE - D Gs Camme, under the command of Ron Matheson, won the feature harness racing event Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in an impressive 1:54.3. Matheson, who co-owns the pacer with Hal & Quentin Bevan and Tom Clark of Charlottetown, hustled this year's Governor's Plate champion off the gate from post 5 and carved out fractions of 27.3, 57.1 and 1:26.3 before unleashing a 28 second final panel to win by nine lengths for trainer Jackie Matheson. Astor (Jason Hughes) was second with Shock The Rock (Corey MacPherson) rallying late to grab third. Team Matheson, along with the co-owner Clark, also scored with Van Zant on the program. Driver Jason Hughes posted a hat-trick on the 13 dash program. The Stratford native claimed the opening daily double with Ivegotmyeyeonu for owner Melissa Rennie, Charlottetown and newcomer Mach My Point for his brother Kurt in race 2. The Hughes family affair continued when Robi's horse, Stayoutofmyaffiar, claimed the open mares division in 1:56.4. Zip the Lip and driver Brian MacPhee won the open trot in 2:00 over Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) and Frill Seeker (Gary Chappell). The Donald Sweet trainee marked his sixth victory from 18 starts this season for co-owner Orville Willis of O'Leary. Sweet and MacPhee combined forces to win the evening's finale with Pembroke Fella. Drivers Ken Murphy and Marc Campbell also recorded driving doubles. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca Lee Drake

It was strictly a race for place in the Monday night feature at Red Shores Summerside. Eagle Jolt and driver Marc Campbell meant business. Scoring from Post 6, the year-old son of Village Jolt was fired off of the wings by Summerside's leading driver, Campbell, clearing to the lead approaching the quarter, the duo never looked back winning in 1:57. Eagle Jolt laid down fractions of :28, :57.3 and 1:27.1 in picking up his 25th lifetime victory for his owners Wilbur and Marie Macdonald. It was only his second win on Island soil since moving to the Campbell stable earlier this year. He has yet to miss the top three in his last seven outings. Narragansett finished second and Blissful Bro nailed the show. Driver Corey MacPherson enjoyed a rare Monday card at Red Shores Summerside. He picked up a hat-trick on the 13-dash card and he didn't wait long to get it started. In fact it was a MacPherson early double winning the first race with Letgoofmyhalo in 1:59.3, he followed up in the second with Elm Grove Holister. Life Savior completed the hat trick winning in 1:57.1 for owner Darla MacEachern and trainer Duane MacEachern. Jason Hughes continue to put up big numbers this season, he landed a driving and training double on the card. He started things off with Rocks Confession, winning in 2:01. The old veteran Blue Star Outlaw picked up the second win from the stable in 1:58. With the two victories Hughes continued to gain on Bill Davis for seventh in Canada among wins as a trainer. Driver Walter Cheverie picked up a driving double of his own winning with his own trainee Zingers Laugh in 1:59.1. He doubled up in the last race with Astor Shark in 1:57.4 The card was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon but race officials deemed there were un-safe track conditions due to heavy rainfall. The track was lightning fast on Monday with 10 sub 2:00 miles on the card. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Red Rock fought off Eagle Jolt in deep stretch to win the Saturday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in 1:56.2. Driver Jason Hughes decided against a two hole ride and sent the pacer to the front taking command of the field through a blistering 26.4 opening quarter with the half mile marker clocked at 56.1. Eagle Jolt took his shot down the backstretch going past the leader at the three-quarter station at 1:25.2 but Red Rock battled back and out sprinted Eagle Jolt for his 10th victory of the 2014 campaign for owners Donald and Steven MacRae and Melissa Trainer. Blu Meadow Willie finished strong to complete the triactor. Hughes recorded a driving hat-trick on the night. In other action, driver Gary Chappell edged closer to 2,500 career wins when he guided his own horse Windemere Eric to his fourth consecutive win during the 13 dash program. The veteran pilot is only two wins away from the milestone. Trotter My Daisey Duke claimed the evening's trot class for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Paul F. MacDonald and owner Jonathan MacDonald of North Wiltshire in 2:03.2 while three-year-old filly Fleurje notched her third in a row for driver-trainer Nicholas Oakes and owner Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach. Woodmere Rondevous, owned by Doug and Jamie Hill, Charlottetown, recorded her third consecutive victory for catch-driver Ken Murphy and trainer Ken Wilkie in 1:57.1. The Billings Driving Challenge returned to Charlottetown with local teamster Todd Walsh taking the opening leg with Blue Man Group for owner trainer Chris MacKay and owner Kristina McCourt, Summerside. Sumbodys Fool took the second division of the Billings for driver Michael Mitchel. The six-year-old gelding is owned by Barry, Trevor and Kevin Doyle of Earnscliffe. Walter Cheverie recorded a driving double for Red Shores in the local Drive for Charity promotion. Their campaign raises money for Sadie's Place on PEI. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown PE- At 10-years-old, veteran free-legged pacer Blu Meadow Willie has put together one of his best seasons to date. He'll head into the Saturday night feature at Red Shores' Charlottetown looking to extend his win streak to three. It's been a banner year for 'Willie', earlier this season on his own stomping grounds of Red Shores' Summerside he picked up his 50th lifetime victory, on that very same day the winner of just shy of $ 80,000 of Maritime money lifetime picked up a brand new speed badge of 1:55.4. He finished second in his next outing and has since picked up two straight victories. Owned by Bob and Brenda MacInnis, Summerside, the son of Drop Off has seemed to have found new life with driver Walter Cheverie. Since June 30, 2013, Cheverie has driven 'Willie' 13 times, returning him back to the winner circle nine times and only missing the top two twice. This season the duo have not missed the top two once, including five of his six victories. Bob MacInnis does the training from Post 3. He will have to face against Maritime free-for-all pacer Red Rock On Saturday night. Electing not to make the trek to Fredericton for the Jennie and Joe Chippin, the four-year-old son of The Panderosa has drawn Post 6 for owners Donald, Bryan and Steven MacRae along with Melissa Trainor. The third place finisher in this years Governor's Plate is trained and driven by Jason Hughes. Another rock, Shock The Rock will also look to extend his win streak to three, he is a back-to-back winner in 1:56 and change for driver Corey MacPherson. Blair Macleod trains for his daughter Bethany. He has drawn the outside Post 7. The back-up trotters are in town Saturday night in Race 6. J K Queen (Post 2) and Cheveire will look to double up after getting up in the final strides to win by a nose in 2:02.3. Co-owned by Norman Clarey and trainer Joe Smallwood, she will look to price the field when she makes her way in behind the Metro Building Supplies starting gate for a claiming price of $4,800. J K Queen will have to do battle with Abundaspin again this week. The 14-year-old laid down all the fractions last week before finishing second to J K Queen. The winner of 77 races lifetime has drawn the outside Post 7 for trainer - driver Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic. The annual Billings Driving Challenge is in town on Saturday night at Red Shores Charlottetown, six drivers from around North America plus two Maritime drivers in Hillard Graves and Todd Walsh will line up behind the gate in Race 5 and 7. The 13-dash card gets underway at 6 p.m. For race programs, top picks or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca Say It Again Sam look to return to winning ways Summerside PE- After rhyming off 10 straight victories on red dirt, Say It Again Sam will look to get back on the winning track after suffering two consecutive losses. He will face five other rivals in the featured Race 9 at Red Shores' Summerside on Sunday. The three-year-old Well Said gelding made the move to the Jason Hughes stable in May, working his way up the class ladder, he picked up 10 consecutive victories before falling to defeat during Old Home Week. Now racing with older horses he will look to get back on track. Owned by Foxyhall Racing, Summerside, he has drawn post 6. If he wants to get back to the winner circle he will have to fight off last weeks winner Carrera Angel from Post 5. Converting off a perfect pocket ride last week, Carrera Angel made it a tight finish winning by a quarter-of-length in 1:57.2 for Owner, trainer and driver Rocky Schurman. The field lines up with Lucky Encounter (Post 1), Blissful Bro (Post 2), Van Zant ( Post 3) and Cambest Kisser (Post 4). Race 7 will see eight line up behind the gate to contest for the Peter Coughlin Memorial. Acton O So Royal has been installed as the morning line choice from Post 2. Owned and trained by Wayne Pike, the five-year-old Royal Mattjesty stallion was a second place finisher in his first start off of a qualifier. Veteran Brian MacPhee will do the driving. Sunday's Post time is 1 p.m. and will play host to the Billings Driver Challenge as well. The eight drivers will contest in races 3 and 5. For race programs, top picks or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Bo Ford, for Red Shores  

Summerside, PE - Carrera Angel, under the command of owner-driver Rocky Schurman converted a pocket ride into a winning score when they claimed the Labor Day pace in a dazzling 1:57.2 Monday at Red Shores Summerside. Leaving from post 5, Schurman placed the nine-year-old gelding behind Capitalism (Jason Hughes) and stalked the leader through splits of 28.3, 59.1, 1:27.4 before over-powering the favorite in the stretch for the victory. Keystone Nobility (Corey MacPherson) was third. The 5-4-2 triactor paid $396.80. Jason Hughes had a big day at the office with four winners on the 13 dash program. The Stratford native opened the afternoon with three-year-old filly Woodmere Trulyblue from the Blaine Mckenna stable and then paraded Brianna Angel and Casimir Lucuano to victory lane. Hughes completed the grand-slam with Beckenbauer in 1:58.2. Song Dream captured the trot feature defeating Scarlet Patti by a neck in 2:04. Brian MacPhee did the driving for owner Mark Ramsey, Greenwood, N.S. and trainer Vaughn Doyle, Charlottetown. The fastest mile of the day went to Just a Professor in line to Ken Murphy in 1:56.4. Murphy, who had a driving double, was booked to drive by owners Creston Gillis, Bell River and Michael and John Clarey of Montague. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Fresh off taking a new lifetime mark in his last start Shock The Rock converted of a perfect second over trip to take the Saturday night feature at Red Shores' Charlottetown in 1:56.3 for driver Corey MacPherson.   Eagle Jolt blasted off the gate from the rail before relinquishing Touch Of Lightning to the lead in :27.4, after clearing at the quarter he laid down fractions of :57.3 and 1:27.3 before Shock The Rock flipped three wide around the final strides to nail Eagle Jolt up the passing lane. Tempo Seelster was third.   The win gave the duo of trainer Blair MacLeod and MacPherson two wins on the card, winning earlier with Gramercy Hanover. MacPherson picked up a triple winning with Pacific Oak. Bethany MacLeod owns Shock The Rock.   It was a night of multiple victories. Jason 'The Blue Knight' Hughes also head a hat trick on the card including a training double from his own stable. He started things off with Camco Tom Tom for trainer Tom Weatherbie. He followed that up with Tobins Lady and Silverhill Blaze from his own stable.   Veteran driver Walter Cheverie continues to stay hot, picking up a driving double on the card. He picked up a shocking victory in the evenings trot class winning with J K Queen in 2:02.3 for owners Norman Clarey and Joe Smallwood. The seven-year-old daughter of Nikes Image returned $86.60 to his backers. Cheverie than closed out the card with a wire-to-wire victory aboard Leading Camdidate.   Six hours after picking up a victory in the Maritimer in Saint John the connection of owner Reg MacPherson, trainer Kevin MacLean and driver Marc Campbell teamed up to score the fastest mile of the night winning with Forever Paradise in 1:55.1. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Charlottetown PE - The forecast calls for clear skies in Charlottetown on Saturday night, but at Red Shores Charlottetown, Touch Of Lightning will look to strike lightning against his seven rivals in the featured 13th race. The 14-dash card gets under way at 6 p.m.   The former Maritime stakes champion has drawn post 6 for trainer - driver Earl Smith. A winner of $ 130, 387 of Maritime money, the five-year-old son of Articulator is owned by Peter and Don Smith, Gerald Morrissey and Larry Chappell.   From 11 starts this season he has five top-three finishes including a victory in 1:55.4. He comes into the event fresh off of a 1:58.4 qualifying victory and is listed as the morning-line favourite. Post 3 starter Shock The Rock is fresh off of a lifetime best score 1:56.2,   Corey MacPherson will drive the Blair Macleod trainee for owner Bethany Macleod. McMaverick ( Kenny Arsenault ), Eagle Jolt (Marc Campbell ), First Art Down (Kenny Murphy), Tempo Seelster ( Vince Poulton ), Machinthesand ( Walter Cheverie) and Narragansett (Jason Hughes ) round out the power packed feature.   Race 3 features the trotting side of things, with the ageless wonder Abundaspin as the morning line choice.   A winner of over $478, 000 in career earnings and 77 victories lifetime, the 14 - year-old is rapidly approaching the mandatory retirement at the end of the year. Harold Shepherd handles the driving and training for owner Mikaela Lustic.   He isn't the only horse in the race with over $400,000 to his credit. The rail entry Rate Exchange has $418, 120 lifetime at the age of 11. He will make his third start in Charlottetown for owner Kathryn Gilfoy and trainer Jonah Moase. He will pick up the services of Ron Matheson.   Well a pair of veterans square off in the open trot, another veteran in his own right, Gary Chappell will look to obtain his 2, 500 driving victory. He sits four wins away after doubling up on the Wednesday card at Red Shores Summerside. Chappell has eight drives on the program.   Hughes trainees headline Labor Day card   A pair of Jason Hughes trainees will look to deliver defeat to their five rivals on the special Labor Day card, Monday at Red Shores' Summerside. The 13-dash card gets under way at 1 p.m.   Post 4 starter Capitalism will look to price the field when he lines up behind the gate for a claiming tag of $8, 000. A winner on National Driving Championship night in Charlottetown in 1:56.2, the five-year-old son of Tell All ha been no worst than second in his five, including two victories for owner Jason Collings. Hughes will handle the driving duties. His stablemate Cambest Kisser leaves from Post 6 for Donald and Steven MacRae. A winner of 24 races lifetime, 'Kisser' will make his second start off of the self. Brian MacPhee will drive. Rymar Sporty, Keystone Nobility, Van Zant, Carrera Angel and Blissful Bro complete the field.   The Harold "June" Culleton Memorial goes in Race 2 with Mayhem Man listed as the morning line favourite for pilot Norris Rogers. The two-year-old son of Coasttocoast Yankee is owned by Mary Jean and Jay Noye. He was a third place finisher in his Joe O'Brien grassroots division on August 20. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Summerside PE- The two and three-year-old trotters were in full flight on Wednesday night at Red Shores' Summerside as they compete in the Lady Slipper Stake to see who could take home a slipper of their own. The headlines were all over during the card and they got underway early, in the second division for two-year-old trotters. It is the year for trotting track record to fall and that is exactly what happened when Suicide Shift in line to Steven Shepherd went wire to wire in 2:04.1, shaving a fifth of a second off of the track record for two-year-old trotting colts. Shepherd fired the son of Pjs Nabby off the wings laying down fractions of :30.4, 1:02 and 1:33.3 defeating Wait For Me by three lengths, Tyne Valley rallied for third. Shepherd is a co-owner on the colt along with Margo Fisher and his father Harold, who does the training. In Race 7, it was the undefeated streak that stayed alive for Paymenowpaymelater, the two-year-old daughter of Northern Bailey extended her streak to six winning in 2:05.4 for owner Wade Peconi and trainer Earl Watts. Tuesday nights runner up in the National Driving Championship at Red Shores' Charlottetown, Marc Campbell did the driving picking up his second victory on the card. He picked up a dead heat victory in the fourth race aboard R Es Nancy who dead-heated with Duchess Killean. The other $ 5, 800 division of two-year-old trotters went to Windemere Ty for owner - trainer Ralph Annear, his grandson Jack Panting handled the driving duties getting up in the final strides to nail trot setter J K Blaze on the line in 2:05.4. Buddy The Elf was third. In the second division of three-year-old trotters, Gary Chappell moved that much closer to his 2,500 career driving victory when he guided his own trainee Dusty Lane Galaxy to the winners enclosure. Owned by Peter Buchanan and the Estate of George Boswall, the son of Pjs Nabby made every call a winning one in 2:02.3 . Chappell didn't stop their he picked up his 2,496 in Race 10 aboard Paradise Rose, for a double on the night. The other 'Slipper' went to B J Comanche in 2:03.2 for the 'Queen' of the Maritimes Clare MacDonald. The son of Bo W fended off Southfield Shadow and J K Hustler. Bert Honkoop is the owner, trainer and breeder. Driver Walter Cheverie picked up right where he left off from Saturday nights card in Charlottetown, fresh off a five-bagger, he picked up two more victories including a victory with his own trainee Nobestbfor in the evenings top class. Cheverie hustled him off the wings and laid down all the fractions winning in 1:58.2. He also won win Sendmeasign in Race 8. Corey MacPherson also had a driving double winning with Life Savior in a nights best 1:57.2 and with Dusty Lane Dora in 1:57.4 Racing action returns on Saturday night in Charlottetown with a 6 p.m. post time. A special Labour Day card goes Monday at 1 p.m. in Summerside.  by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - McJestic, under the command of Corey MacPherson, tracked down pace-setter Hail the Taxi to win the Thursday night feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was 1:57 flat. Troy Murray of Cornwall owns and trains the pacer. Hail The Taxi finished second with Tyber Champ and Rocky Schurman third after surging up the passing lane. The victory gave MacPherson a driving double after he drove BrookDale Heather to the fastest mile of the night in 1:56.4. Heather Neill of North Milton was the winning owner. Motor Shark made it four in a row with a 1:57.1 performance for driver Jason Hughes. The son of Cams Card Shark wired the field for owners Arthur Jay and Tommy Collings of Mount Stewart. I Ain't No Lady captured the trot class in 2:02.2 for driver Garth Cole and owner Sandra Cole of Kensington. Glencove Umay and Hopedale Dora completed the triactor. The 2-1-6 combination paid $127.60. Juarez Cyclone, with co-owner Paul Morrison in the bike, notched their second win of the campaign scoring in the trot co-feature in 2:06.2. Paul Breau of Shediac Cape, NB co-owns the colt who turned back Lace (Brian Andrew) and Lets Trade Ladies (Garth Cole) in only his fifth start. Honor Role won the Iwave Information Systems Pace for driver Brian Andrew and his co-owners Blake and William Andrew. The mare charted her third win in a row in 1:59.1 The fastest mile of the night went to Brookdale Heather in 1:56.4 for owner heather Neill of North Milton. Mark Bradley and Jason Hughes also recorded driving doubles on the program. Racing returns Saturday at the CDP oval with a 6pm post time. The National Driving Championship moves into Red Shores Tuesday at 7pm. The top eight drivers in Canada will compete for a chance to represent Canada at the World Driving Championship in Australia. The event also features the Founder's Cup $25,000 Invitational along with the Builder's Cup pace in honor of Doug Hill, Charlottetown and Eric Johnston, Summerside,PE. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Hail The Taxi will seek to fend off seven foes in the feature pace Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell will drive the four-year-old son of Art Major from post 2 in the $1,900 race 11 feature for Ontario owners Brian Evans and Randy Van Meer as well as Lynda MacSwain of Morell. Darren Trainor conditions the pacer, who was a winner in 1:56.2 his last start out. Race analyst Les MacIsaac also places his faith in Hail The Taxi to land in the CDP winner's circle. "He's been steadily climbing back up the class ladder as he seems to be regaining his confidence," MacIsaac said, "and last time out earned a win in what happens to be the fastest on the page this year. Don't rule out a repeat." Also in the event is Sterling Seelster (Mark Bradley), Tyber Champ (Rocky Schurman), Mcjestic (Corey MacPherson), Sa Summers Luck (Gary Chappell), Van Zant (Ron Matheson), Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) and Rymar Sporty (Ken Murphy). The card has two trot classes slated to go in races 3 and 5. Race 3 has Juarez Cyclone picked to win for trainer-driver Paul Morrison of Cardigan, who co-owns with John Breau of Shediac Cape, N.B. He will face off against seven rivals including Lace (Brian Andrew) and fellow Morrison trainees Mile Hill Belle (Corey MacPherson) and Oysterbed Margaret (Brian MacPhee). Race 5 has Glencove Uday trying to get the job done from post 1 for driver MacPherson and owner-trainer Carl Bagnall of Stratford. The seven-year-old daughter of Bo W has been winless so far this season but knocking on the door nearly every start. Her competition in the compact field of six comes from Sandhill Angel (Kenny Arsenault) and Dunmore Alpha (Ted Smallwood). The back-up pace lines up in race 12 with Rash B Havior (Michael Peters) favored off the rail against Artners In Crime (Ron Matheson) and Painted Pony (MacPhee). by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Friday night Red Shores Charlottetown will play host to the second leg PEI Trotting Series sponsored by the PEIHRIA. The 12-dash card gets under way at 7 p.m. Fresh off tying the overall track trotting record last week at Red Shores Summerside in the first leg of the PEI Trotting Series, Frill Seeker will look to bring that form into Race 9. The six-year-old Angus Hall gelding is two for three since arriving on red soil, his only mishap came in his only start at the capital city oval in Charlottetown, where he made a miscue behind the gate and never made it into the race. The post 6 starter is owned by the Ebbsfleet Stables, Kenny Arsenault handles the driving and training duties. Zip The Lip has been installed as morning line choice for owners Orville Willis and Donnie Sweet, Sweet does the training duties on the Ken Warkentin gelding who has finished in the top 3, nine out of 12 starts this season. The ageless wonder Abundaspin has drawn the rail for trainer - driver Harold Shepherd. The 14-year-old has 13 top three finishes this season, including six victories. Diamond Mine, Majian Dillon, Who Took That and Caliban Hanover complete the competition. Race 6 will play host to the other division. Last weeks other winner Pleasure Girls has been saddled with the outside post 7 for veteran trainer - driver Ronnie Gass. Owned by Shelley Gass the daughter of Dr Ronerail returned to the races from the breeding shed earlier this year. The mother of three was a winner in 2:01 in leg one. Newcomer Beer Maggs draws into post 1. The Quebec invader was not entered into the first leg of the trotting series. Charles Gaudreault has taken his stable to Charlottetown for Old Home Week and brought the six-year-old daughter of Have A Beer with him. She comes in off of a third place finish in her last outing, trotting a mile in 1:58.2. Last weeks odds on favourite to upset Frill Seeker, Mopey Corey has drawn post 4 in Race 6. He made his first start on P.E.I. last week and finished second for owner Amanda Riley and trainer Tommy Riley. Corey MacPherson will reunite with his namesake for the second time. Mopey Corey was named by Islander Anthony Macdonald. He named the horse after MacPherson, who was working for MacDonald at the time in Ontario, the horse and drivers had similar characteristics. Saulsbrook Balance, I Aint No Lady, Lyrical Lindy and Saulsbrook Fork round out the field. The Blair Kelly Memorial goes in Race 10 and it could have a very fitting end. J V S Ring is listed as the morning line favourite for owners Joey Gallant and Mike Pollard. The seven-year-old son of Cammibest is trained by Jackie Matheson, Marc Campbell will drive. Kelly had many horses stabled at the Matheson stable over the last number of years. He raised many yearlings under the Rivervue name, including Rivervue Skye, Rivervue Sandy and Rivervue Comet. In the evening feature, Race 12. A pair of win streaks will be laid on the line. Lyndale Royal comes into the event on a three race win-streak including his last victory in the Kelti Burnet memorial, Dale Spence will drive for owner - trainer Jonah Moase. Post 6 starter Leading Camdidate will look to stop Lyndale Royal's streak at three and extend his own to three. He has picked up back-to-back victories for Campbell, this week Mike Stevenson will drive. By Bo Ford

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Teddys Place will try to fend off seven rivals in the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time for the 12-dash card is 7 pm. Mike Stevenson will sit behind Teddy Place for owner-trainer Thane Arsenault of Charlottetown from post 4 in the race 12 finale for a $1,750 purse. The nine-year-old son of Blissfull Hall has hit the board in six of his last seven starts, including a 1:57.1 victory on June 29 in Charlottetown. He will face some gritty competition including KG Comet (Wayne Dunn) and CL Eighty (Kenny Arsenault). Race analyst Les MacIsaac is thinking outside the box in putting his faith in post 7 starter Shock The Rock (Corey MacPherson). "Being stuck in the seven hole could complicate matters but he's been holding his own against some high caliber opposition and is the only one in here to show a recent win at this level," MacIsaac said of Shock The Rock. "He's a potential sleeper." Other entries include Talk Back (Brian MacPhee), Deuce Man (Brodie MacPhee), Mr Macleod (Jason Hughes) and Pictonian Walton (Walter Cheverie). The card also features the first leg of the Alpine $3,000 claiming series with separate splits for fillies and mares, and horses and geldings. The first of three fillies and mares divisions lines up in race 4 with Montreal Beauty (Dale Spence) installed as the morning line favorite from post 6 in the compact field. The second $1,500 division goes in race 6 with Whatabadgirl (Garry MacDonald) riding a two-race Ontario win streak from the outside post in the six-horse-field. The third fillies and mares split lines up in race 9 with Machintosh (Steven Shepherd) favored off the rail in the seven-horse-field. The two horses and geldings divisions go in races 8 and 11. Race 8 has 10-year-old veteran Cam Cool (Marc Campbell) as the one to beat off a two-race win streak at Inverness Raceway in Nova Scotia. Race 11 will have seven rivals try to knock off Albert Town (Campbell) from post 1. By Nicholas Oakes

The battle for harness racing top gun at Red Shores' Charlottetown is ready to heat up quickly. With Old Home Week just three days (two, Tuesday) away, the drivers and trainers are preparing for 16 race cards over 10 days. Jason Hughes sit in the spot he likes to sit in most races, right on the front. With 212 drives this season in Charlottetown, Hughes has returned 47 winners back to the winners enclosure. The Stratford native is atop the driving leader board for earnings with $ 55, 688 earned this season at Charlottetown. The 'Blue Knight' carries a UDRS of .356 at the capital city oval. Chomping at the bit from second is Marc Campbell. Campbell currently sits four back with 43 wins from 180 drives. He holds the record for most wins in a single season at Red Shores Charlottetown with 130. The three-time defending Francis McIsaac Memorial Champion (Most wins during Old Home Week) seems to bring his A-game to the track with him afternoon and night during Old Home Week, it could make for an interesting battle throughout the week. Heading into Old Home Week the former O'Brien Award winner bats .361. The race for show is a neck and neck drive heading into the big week. Walter Cheverie currently sits in third with 22 victories from 124 drivers. Cheverie is a four time winner of the Francis McIsaac, last winning it in 2008. The veteran driver has over $28,000 earned this year heading into Old Home Week and a UDRS of .323. A two way tie for fourth rounds out Charlottetown's top drivers. Premier catch-driver Kenny Arsenault and Ronnie Matheson who does most of his driving out of his son Jackie's stable both have 21 wins a piece. Arsenault has 164 trips around the track this year and is closing in on $ 30, 000 for this season, He is also a four time winner of the Francis McIsaac award, last winning it in back-to-back years of 2009 and 2010. Matheson has only 109 drives this season, but he did pick up his 1, 000 lifetime driving victory earlier this season, he carries a UDRS of .333 heading into Old Home Week. Corey MacPherson (20), Brodie MacPhee (18), Mark Bradley (15), Mike McGuigan (12) and Mike Stevenson (10) round out the top ten. On the trainers side of things, the race isn't as close. Hughes has a commanding lead with 33 victories this season. His power packed stable has been on fire this season with horses like Say It Again Sam, Stayoutofmyaffair, Astor and Red Rock. Hughes has 152 starts this season and has hit the top three in 72 of those starts. He has a .330 UTRS in Charlottetown. Jackie Matheson is all alone in second. Last years winningest trainer at Charlottetown has topped in 24 winners from 143 starts. He has $32, 101 in earnings this season and his stable has been the brides made 23 times this season. Youngster Jonah Moase is having a career year in his third season as a trainer. Moase is currently in third with 16 wins this season from only 63 starts. The 18-year-old has the highest UTRS out of any trainer with more then 55 starts. Another two-way tie rounds out the top five, and once again Arsenault finds himself in the fourth place tie. He and Mark Bradley each have 13 winners this season at Charlottetown. Arsenault has just over 100 start with 103 while Bradley has just over 50 starts with 55. Darren Trainor (10), Ronnie Gass (9), Earl Watts (9) round out the top eight with a three-way tie for ninth. Joe Smallwood, Len McGuigan and Harold Shepherd each have 8. By Bo Ford

49 to 64 of 175