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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

Charlottetown PE- Leading Camdidate and driver Marc Campbell were mighty happy to draw in off of the also eligible list Thursday night at Red Shores'. They drew into the feature event after the late scratch of the three-horse I D K. Fresh off a going away victory in his last start, Leading Camdidate made a bold first over move approaching the half and held on for the victory in 1:56.1, for owner Jeff Holmes and trainer John Holmes. Oakrock Almighty was flying on the end of it to nail the place prize and Beckenbauer was third. On Glenn Taylor Memorial night, grandson Corey MacPherson did his late grandfather proud. Picking up two victories on the card with Trustmeonemoretime and veteran pacer Life Savior. Worth Remembering and young gun Jack Panting made every call a winning one in the Glenn Taylor Memorial Pace. He fired the six-year-old Ken Warkentin pacer off of the gate in :28.3, and didn't take his foot off of the gas pedal. Laying down fractions of :58.2, 1:27.4, stopping the tele timer in 1:58 for owner Steven Sorrie. Juraez Cyclone picked up his first lifetime victory in the evenings trot class. The three-year-old Broadway Hall colt was a going away winner in 2:05.2 for co-owners John Breau and Paul Morrison. Racing returns to Red Shores' Charlottetown Saturday night at 6 p.m. featuring the first leg of the Spud Island Classic for Open Mares. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A hard-hitting field of pacers will take to the track in the race 11 feature Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash card. The $1,800 event has Mcjestic as the classifier's choice from post 1 for owner-trainer Troy Murray and driver Walter Cheverie. Race analyst Les MacIsaac also places his faith in Mcjestic to land in the winner's circle. "He's been up and down the class ladder but all he does is land in the top three every week.," MacIsaac said of Mcjestic. "With him getting the rail it will take a big effort from one of his rivals to knock him off." Mcjestic will face stiff challenges from iron tough horses like IDK (Vincent Poulton), Shock The Rock (Corey MacPherson) and Beckenbauer (Jason Hughes). Also in the field is Oakrock Almighty (Ron Matheson), All Out (Mark Bradley), CL Eighty (Kenny Arsenault) and First Art Down (Ken Murphy). The evening trot class lines up in race 4 for a $1,100 purse. Southfield Shadow is favored from post 7 for driver Terry Gallant, trainer Thane Mann and owner Southfield Farms of Summerside. The event also features nice three-year-olds like Hope Chest (Cheverie) and Dunmore Chance (Jack Panting). Silverhill Lucky is riding a two-race win streak in race 12 for driver Gallant, trainer Mann and owner Casey Gavin of Tignish. The three-year-old Western Terror gelding has drawn post 5 in the eight-horse field. The Glenn Taylor memorial pace lines up in race 9 with Outrageous Spirit the morning line favorite from the dreaded post 8 for driver Cheverie, trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Paul Holmes of Warren Grove. Taylor, a longtime horse-owner and trainer, passed away in 2013. He got involved in harness racing as an owner in the 1970s and went on to own and condition horses like Moosehead and Governor's Plate starter Rosetown Eagle. Taylor's family is deeply rooted in Island racing, notably with his grandson Corey MacPherson, who has become one of the top drivers at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Summerside Raceway. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

If you like stake races, Red Shores' Summerside is the place to be Wednesday night. The 15-dash card gets under way with a special 6:30 p.m. post time. A total of 13 divisions of the two-year-old Callbeck stake as well as two divisions of the P.E.I Trotting Series are scheduled to line up behind the starting gate. There will be a number of undefeated streaks on the line in the Callbeck Stakes and there is one bound to fall in the first of five two-year-old filly divisions. In Race 2, the undefeated Dusty Lane Bria has drawn post 4 for owners Kenny Wilkie and Larry Chappell. The Ameripan Gigolo - Briannas Attitude filly comes in off back-to-back 2:00 and change scores, all of which came off of the front end with Kenny Arsenault in the bike. He'll be handling the driving duties Wednesday. Woodmere Articblue is also undefeated in her young career. The Articulator - Blue Violet filly is owned by first time owners Tayna Tremblett and Stevi Jardine of Nova Scotia. Kenny Collins handles the training duties and regular pilot Clare MacDonald will be back in the bike from post 2. Danny Romo picked up the catch-driving victory in 2:00.2 in her last outing at Truro Raceway. Bossy Brilla, Casa Miasa, Swift Taylor and Sweetwater Rayne round out the field. The first of five colt divisions start in Race 3. Putnams Legacy is the morning line favourite for Gordon McCabe and Blaise Duff. Another undefeated two-year-old in action, the Cookie Dough Boy colt was a winner in his last start in 2:00.3 for trainer - driver Bernard McCallum. The first leg of the P.E.I. trotting series for aged trotters goes in Race 4. Newcomer to red soil, Mopey Corey, is the early favourite. He comes in from the Invitational ranks in Kawartha his last start, Amanda Riley owns the eight-year-old Southwind Lustre gelding, Tommy Riley does the training. Mopey Corey will unite with his name sake Corey MacPherson for the first time. Frill Seeker has drawn post 3 for trainer - driver Kenny Arsenault, the last time he toured Red Shores' Summerside, he just missed the track record by one fifth of a second. Caliban Hanover, Lyrical Lindy, Saulsbrook Balance and Zip The Lip round out the field. Race 6 is the second division of the Callbeck stakes for two-year-old trotters, Paymenowpaymelater will put her undefeated streak on the line from the rail. Owned by Wade Peconi and trained by Earl Watts, the daughter of Northern Bailey - Credibility hasn't faced a challenger yet winning both of her previous starts by five lengths. Arsenault will be in the bike. Dialamara shocked Summerside last Wednesday when he made his maiden voyage and impressive one, winning by 15 lengths in 1:59.3 closing it out with a :28.2 last quarter. The two-year-old Lis Mara colt will look to make it a repeat performance for Doug Mac Phee. Tom Weatherbie handles the training duties and Jason Hughes will drive from post 2. A pair of Proven Lover colts will look to play spoiler. J J Romeo has drawn the rail for owner Dan Ross of Belfast. Mike Stevenson recently notched his 1,500 driving victory and handles the training and driving duties on J J Romeo. Proven Desire was second in his last start out for owners Blair Hansen, John Thomas and Meghan MacDonald. Summerside's leading driver Marc Campbell handles the training and the driving. He leaves from Post 6 For the complete list of entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca . by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Charlottetown PE- A pair of Governor's Plate finalists will go head-to-head in the Saturday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino in Charlottetown. Racing action gets under way at 6 p.m. Narragansett has drawn the pole position in the Race 11 feature for owner Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, NS. He is one of two entries from last weeks Plate final taking part in the Preferred pace. Trainer Jason Hughes has handed the lines back to Corey MacPherson this week. Hughes, Charlottetown's leading driver, has prior driving commitments at Truro Raceway on Saturday night. The other Plate finalist Machinthesand has drawn post 4 for Russell and Karen Noonan of Middleton, PE. Brodie MacPhee will be back in the bike for trainer Mark Bradley. An old face will return to Red Shores Charlottetown in the feature, former Gold Cup and Saucer starter Pacific Oak leaves from post 6 for Shirley and Kerry House of Ontario. Anthony Stymest is the new trainer and Ken Murphy will drive. Balanchine ( Post 2 ), Eagle Jolt ( Post 3 ), Windfall Blue Chip ( Post 5 ), Cheyenne Ford ( Post 7 ) complete the field. Three-year-old filly Willow Warrior will look to extend her win streak to three races for owner Alby Curran, trainer Brendan Curran and driver Mark Bradley. It won't be easy for the filly who hasn't missed a top two finish this season. She has drawn post 3 in the evenings finale. Sterling Seelster, Post 1, will look to get back to his winning ways. The grey gelding has been listed as the morning-line favourite who shows consistent miles on the 1:57 range, for owner Marie Cameron of Summerside. Walter Cheverie picks up the catch driving call from trainer Doug MacGregor. Charlottetown kingpin Marc Campbell took the drive on the two-entry J V S Ring over Sterling Seelster. Fresh off a three-length victory in 1:58.3, J V S Ring is one of Campbell's 11 drives on the 12-dash card. Three Cindy MacDonald trainees will line up behind the gate in the fourth race trot. Veteran trotter Saulsbrook Balance will lead the trio from the rail. A winner of 44 lifetime wins, He will be handled by Willie Murphy for Co-owners MacDonald and Tanya MacKinnon. Right next door is Diamond Mine from Post 2, young gun Jack Panting will do the driving for the same connections. The third member of the team has drawn the outside Post 6. Tymal Tyme, owned by Tessa Mackinnon will get Brian Macphee above the wheels. Duchess Ofnormanby ( K. Murphy ), J K Queen ( Walter Cheverie ) and Howmacs Pride ( Campbell ) round out the compact field. For the complete list of entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca . by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Red Magician will look to work his magic off the rail in the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash card. Ken Murphy will drive Red Magician from post 1 in the race 11 $1,800 feature pace for trainer Clarkie Smith and owners Dale and Ronnie Rennie of Elmsdale. The four-year-old chestnut son of Badlands Hanover had been racing in Ontario for trainer Paul Mackenzie and was a winner his last start out in 1:55.2 at Grand River Raceway in Elora, Ont. Race analyst Les MacIsaac places his faith in Red Magician in his East Coast debut. "We don't know anything about this guy but his recent form at Grand River should tell you all you need," MacIsaac said. "He has a pair of wins in the 1:54-1:55 range in the past month, and a spot on the pylons for his local debut. Top call." The race has some entries that can pace right with Red Magician, as Perfect Escape (Ron Matheson) has post 6. He made breaks in his last two races while free-legged but trainer Jackie Matheson qualified the horse in 1:58.1 last week with hopples on and could return to the 1:55 form he showed in his first few P.E.I. starts. Beckenbauer (Kenny Arsenault) has post 2, fresh off a 1:55.4 romp Governor's Plate night at the Summerside Raceway. Other entries include IDK (Vincent Poulton), Windemere Express (Mike McGuigan), Shock The Rock (Corey MacPherson) and Rymar Sporty (Gary Chappell). Frill Seeker is the one to beat in the seven-horse Open Trot class, which lines up in race 5 for a $1,850 purse. Trainer Kenny Arsenault will be in the bike behind Frill Seeker from post 2 for owner Ebbsfleet Stable of Stratford, Ont. The six-year-old Angus Hall gelding was an impressive winner in his Island debut with a 10-length victory in 1:59.2 last Friday in Summerside. He will battle with the veterans of the top trot, Abundaspin and Zip The Lip, who have virtually dominated the class the past two years. Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) has post 5 while Zip The Lip (Brian MacPhee) will leave from post 6. The field also includes Song Dream (Vaughan Doyle), Pleasure Girls (MacPherson), Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) and Lyrical Lindy (Walter Cheverie). The back-up pace lines up in race 8 for a $1,400 purse with Rymar Romeo favoured for trainer-driver and co-owner Steven Murphy and fellow Island co-owner Ambrose Gillis and Nova Scotian Shawn MacLennan. Other top entries in that race include Astronomical Union (Arsenault), Umiztagoodthing (Todd Walsh) and Brodys Leona (MacPherson). by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Summerside PE - After six consecutive days of power packed racing last week, the horses are set to return to Red Shores' Summerside Wednesday night. The 12-dash card gets underway at 7 p.m. Paphos has drawn post 4 for owner-trainer Donald Milligan of Tyne Vally. The 11-year-old Astreos - Lucky Bobbi D gelding heads into the feature race with a three race win streak on the line. Terry Gallant will drive. Lucky Encounter has drawn post 1 and will look to play spoiler for owner Jeff Ferrish. He has been listed as the morning line favourite at 5-2, for trainer Dale Sobey and driver Walter Cheverie. He was a bang up second place finisher on Governor's Plate night in 1:55.4. Keystone Nobility, owned by Kent Livingston, will look to keep her own streak alive in Race 11. The daughter of Western Hanover has only missed one top three finish during the 2014 campaign. She will score from the outside post 8. Fresh off a second place finish in the Lobsterfest Open mares final, trainer Alan Taylor will call on Corey MacPherson to do the driving. Tyber Champ ( Post 2 ), Windemere Eric (Post 3), Ultimate Faith ( Post 5 ), All Out ( Post 6 ) and Lisfinny ( Post 7 ) round out the field. Marc Campbell, Summerside's leading driver with 32 wins this season, is in action Wednesday night. Campbell won the Basil Whelan Memorial trophy for having the most wins during Governor's Plate week, last week. He has nine drives on the program. Three veteran pacers will square off in Race 10. Nine-year-old Flaming Prince has drawn the rail for owners Thane Mann and Justin Campbell. The free legged pacer will get his regular pilot, Gallant, back in the sulky after winning in 1:56.4 for National Driving Championship finalist Ryan Ellis. Incredible Mike comes into Race 10 with back-to-back victories for owner Judy Macleod. Cheverie is back in the bike Wednesday after stoping the clock in 1:57.3 in his last start. The age-less wonder Blu Meadow Willie has drawn the dreaded post 8 for owners Bob and Brenda MacInnis. The 10-year-old son of Drop Off rocked the Summerside oval last Friday when he won in 1:55.3, a new career best. Bob MacInnis will drive. For the complete list of entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Summerside PE - Eight of the Maritimes best free-for-all pacers are set to rock and roll Saturday night in the richest ever Governor's Plate presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge. The Bell-Aliant Race Day show will carry all of the action live from the Prince County oval sponsored by City of Summerside and Journal Pioneer. The broadcast gets underway at 6:30pm AST. The 46th edition of Summerside's most prestigious race will carry a purse of $25,000, the 14-dash card gets underway at 7 pm. Elimination 1 winner Red Rock has been saddled with post 6 for owners Donald, Bryan and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge and Melissa Trainor. Red Rock had an eventful elimination journey, he finished second but was placed first after the MPHRC (Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission) judges deemed the winner of the elimination D Gs Camme caused interference at the eighth pole and was placed back to second. Jason Hughes did the driving and training. This week he will hand the lines to Summerside native Gary Chappell as he looks to win his first ever Governor's Plate. Hughes was forced to pick off the elimination 1 winner after becoming the first trainer to ever have three horses qualify for the Governor's Plate final. The other two entries from the Hughes brigade are owned by Foxyhall Racing. Astor has drawn post 2 for Hughes and Narragansett will leave from post 7 with the youngest driver in the field Corey MacPherson doing the driving. D Gs Camme has been installed as the 5-2 morning line choice. The 4-year-old Blissful Hall gelding has lucked out at the draw again this week. He will leave from Post 1 for the second week in a row. Gilles Barrieau who has won the previous two Governor's Plates, will look to complete the natural hat trick, when he teams up with trainer Jackie Matheson. The Matheson - Barrieau connection were successful in winning the 2012 edition with Mcapulco. Modern Xhibit has drawn post 3 as he looks to make history for his trainer Jonah Moase. At just 18-years-old a Governor's Plate victory with Modern Xhibit would make him the youngest trainer to ever hoist the Plate. Moase will rely on the Maritimes leading dash winner this season Marc Campbell to make the history unfold. Judge Jon was a bang up second place finisher in his Elimination on Monday night, he will line up right behind the car, post 4, on Saturday night as he looks to get his driver Mike Stevenson back to the Governor's Plate winner circle, after last winning the race 10 years ago with Igoddago. Anthony Stymest does the training. Machinthesand has drawn post 5 for owners Russell and Karen Noonan, he finished fourth in his elimination for Campbell, but he has committed to drive Modern Xhibit. Trainer Mark Bradley will call on Brodie MacPhee to do the driving. Luck was on the side of the Ultimate stable's Ultimate Luck, he has drawn into the coveted final, but his luck ran out at the draw. Ultimate Luck has drawn the outside post 8 for trainer Sifroi Melanson and driver Kenny Arsenault. The $9,250 Lobsterfest Final for open mares highlights the undercard with elimination winner Stayoutofmyaffair drawing the trailing post 9 for Hughes. The eight-year-old daughter of Astreos was the fastest winner of the three divisions for owner Robi Hughes of Stratford, stopping the clock in 1:57. The Barrieau - Matheson connection are together in the Lobsterfest Final with a newcomer to the Maritimes, For All We Know. She is 3-1 after winning her elimination in 1:58.1. Owned by Bruce Wood of Charlottetown the gigantic daughter of Rocknroll Hanover gets post 3. It's been three years since the 6 entry Onehottvett has won the Lobsterfest final. She picked up the victory in the third division for trainer - driver Wade Sorrie. On Saturday he will turn the reins over to National Driving Championship finalist Ryan Ellis. Keystone Nobility ( Post 1), Firstclassflight ( Post 2 ), Silky Britches ( Post 4 ), Brodys Leona ( Post 5 ) and There Paid For ( Post 7 ) round out the field. Race 9 will see one of the classiest horses to ever race in the Maritime free-for-alls, Outlawpositivcharg, take his final tour around his hometown oval. The 'East Coast Warrior' will lead the post parade for the Outlawpositivcharg Governor's Plate Consolation. Touch Of Lightning has drawn the rail in a compact field of five for the veteran driver - trainer Earl Smith. The winner of $127,562 in Maritime earnings is owned by Peter and Don Smith, Gerald Morrissey and Larry Chappell. Blissful Bro ( Campbell), Cheyenne Ford ( Arsenault ), Likely To Win ( Ellis ), Carrera Angel (Rocky Schurman ) complete the field. 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  

Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside hosted three divisions of the Maple Leaf Trot Wednesday night. Saulsbrook Pippa delivered as the post time favorite in the opening division winning in 2:03.1 for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer John Pineau who co-owns with Myron Ford of Harrington. Dusty Lane Galaxy was second while Lace finished third. Pineau notched a training double when Phantom Beau claimed the second Maple Leaf Trot for Kenny Arsenault. The trotter stopped the timer in 2:07. Paul Breau of Moncton is the owner. Ice Pop was second with A C Image third. Oceanview Rose earned her big paycheque scoring in the final division in 2:05.4. Mike Stevenson, who recorded a driving double on the night, mapped out the one length victory for trainer-owner Bill Roloson of Belfast. BJ Comanche rallied back for second with Villager completing the triactor. The evening feature went to Outside The Wire in 1:57.1. Driver Brodie MacPhee used rail control to his advantage putting the pacer on the point and cutting fractions of 28.4, 58.4 and 1:28.3. Tyber Champ was second with Keystone Nobility third. MacPhee did the driving for owners Andrew Avery, Freetown, PE and John Broderick, Manning, Alberta. Craig Avery conditions the five-year-old gelding. Terry Gallant and Marc Campbell also recorded driving doubles on the evening. Don't miss the Governor's Plate eliminations Sunday afternoon at 1pm and Monday night at 7pm at Red Shores Summerside. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Seven rivals will try to knock off Narragansett in the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Jason Hughes will drive Narragansett, who he also trains, for owner Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, N.S. The $2,000 race 11 contest has Narragansett from post 4 fresh off a 1:56 victory July 1 in Summerside, which was enough for race analyst Les MacIsaac to give the pacer the nod for top spot. "(Narragansett) came first up at the half in Summerside and still left seven rivals in the dust in what just happens to be the fastest win time on the page this year," He said. "Off a performance like that it will take a big effort from one of his rivals to prevent a repeat." Narragansett's main challenges will come from post 5 starter Van Zant (Ron Matheson) and post 6 starter Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie). Other entries include Pinner (Marc Campbell), Shock The Rock (Corey MacPherson), Panacotta (Blaine Baglole), First Art Down (Ken Murphy) and Windemere Express (Brodie MacPhee). The Island's top trotters butt heads in the race 6 Open Trot with a field of seven chasing a $1,850 purse. Abundaspin is favored to win after his 2:00.1 victory last Thursday in Charlottetown for trainer-driver Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Cornwall. The 14-year-old trotter has post 4 as he continues his retirement year with six wins to date. He will battle with previous Open Trot winners Pleasure Girls (MacPherson), Zip The Lip (Brian MacPhee) and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) as well as other entries Lyrical Lindy (Hughes), Tymal Tyme (Brodie MacPhee), and Diamond Mine (Willie Murphy). by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - The trotters will be in the spotlight on a Wednesday night race card at Red Shores Summerside. Post time for the 13 dash program is 7pm with three divisions of the Maple Leaf Trot, each sporting a purse of $4,300, on the program. Saulsbrook Pippa, co-owned by trainer John Pineau, Hunter River and Myron Ford, Harrington, headlines the first split in race 2 for driver Corey MacPherson. The three-year daughter of PJs Nabby leaves from post five in the six horse field and is coming off a clean qualifying line where she won by two lengths in 2:02.2. She can expect pressure from Dusty Lane Galaxy (Gary Chappell) and Southfield Shadow (Terry Gallant). The roster includes Lace (Brian Andrew), Dunmore Chance (Jack Panting), Glencove Yoshi (Mike Stevenson). The second match-up has stakes star Phantom Beau (Kenny Arsenault) competing against Bo Digger (Mark McKinnon) and A C Image (Paul Morrison) for top honors. The field also includes Windmere Harrison (Marc Campbell), Ice Pop (Ronnie Gass) and Hope Chest (Walter Cheverie). Phantom Beau starts the 2014 campaign after compiling 10 top three finishes from 12 starts last year and $20,448 in the bank for trainer John Pineau and owner Peter Breau, Moncton, NB. The final Maple Leaf Trot has Lets Trade Ladies off the rail for owner-driver Garth Cole of Kensington. The trotter has four starts under her belt this season but is still searching for her first victory. She could get the win if she can outsprint morning line favorite Villager (Brian MacPhee) from post 6. The other morning line favorite is Oceanview Rose from the Bill Roloson stable of Belfast. The line-up also includes Arizona Ray (Ron Gass), PlayDale (Danny MacDonald), BJ Commanche (Kenny Arsenault) and JK Hustler (Walter Cheverie). The evening's top event has Lucky Encounter, owned by Jeff Ferrish, Summerside, established as the 5-2 morning line favorite for driver Walter Cheverie and trainer Dale Sobey. The fast class has Outside the Wire, Keystone Nobility, Pictonian Press, Windemere Eric, Lisfinny, Shipps Xcalibur and Carrera Angel. For entries, results, Jared's top picks and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Stayoutofmyaffair, with catch-driver Kenny Arsenault in the bike, won the Thursday night Open Mares pace in 1:57 flat at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Robi Hughes of Stratford was the winning owner. Veronicavermillion (Brodie MacPhee) found some late racing room in the stretch to finish second while Brodys Leona (Corey MacPherson) came flying home to finish third. Stayoutofmyaffair paid $17.00 to win with the 5-8-All triactor paying out at $529.50. Abundaspin and driver Harold Shepherd won the Open Trot in 2:00.1. The trotter, owned by Mikaela Lustic of Cornwall won his 6th of the season and 77th lifetime victory. It was a big night for the Matheson stable. Driver Ron Matheson had two victories with Landed Alien in the PEI BioAlliance Pace and Water Hook in race 6 while son Jackie picked up a training triple on the card. The hat-trick included a score with Outrageous Spirit for Walter Cheverie. Touch of Lightning (Earl Smith) and Carnivore (Marc Campbell) matched the fastest mile of the night in a blistering 1:55.4. Jason Hughes recorded a driving double on the program. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

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