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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With his regular harness racing driver out of town, Tequila Tuesday will take a shot at the biggest purse of the season for rookie trotters Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday card kicks off at 6:30 P.M. with the $18,700 Blair Andrew Memorial two-year-old trot stake lining up in race 4. Tequila Tuesday is the morning line choice from post 5 with Jason Hughes driving this week in the absence of regular driver Myles Heffernan Sr. The son of Armbro Barrister will look to add to his $18,856 in seasonal earnings for trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. Westview Star has rail control in the field of seven with Corey MacPherson at the lines for trainer Stephen Gass. Mykindofparty found his first lifetime win in stakes action last week and draws post 2 this outing with Gary Chappell at the controls. Also in the class is Sailing Home (Driven by Adam Merner), Incredible Hally (Marc Campbell), Go With Her (Kuri White), and Mack Truck (Gilles Barrieau). The Open trot lines up behind the starting gate in race 8 for a $2,350 purse. Freddie was a winner at this level in his last start and will leave from post 7 for trainer-driver Campbell and owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Majian Gilroy sports an impeccable record of five wins and two seconds from nine seasonal starts. Jim Ripley will drive Majian Gilroy from post 4. Star Photo has post 6 in the top trot with three straight top-three finishes for driver Hughes. The top pace of the evening is in the race 12 finale with seven pacing mares competing for a $2,300 purse. One Hot Camshaft is the morning line favourite for driver Ken Murphy, co-owner and trainer Frank Hansen and co-owner Curtis Hansen of Tyne Valley. The daughter of Camshaft Hanover drops out of the Fillies and Mares Open this week. Imagine Speed has rail control with Hughes at the lines while Julep Hanover gets post 6 for driver Wade Myers. For race programs, promotional information and more go to By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Screen Test put the finishing touches on a driving triple for Corey MacPherson in the Sunday afternoon harness racing feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. MacPherson tussled with Woodmere Ideal Art (Driven by Dale Spence) in the first fraction of 28.1 before clearing to the lead with Screen Test in the $2,900 preferred pace. The half was tripped in 57 before three-quarters in 1:25.4 but Screen Test continued to drive on and win by two-and-three-quarter lengths in 1:55. Soccer Hanover (David Dowling) finished second while newcomer Down On My Luck (Jason Hughes) used a first-over advance to finish third. Screen Test is trained by Stephen Gass for owners Kickin Horse Stable of York and William Andrew of Calgary, Alta. MacPherson's other victories came with Adventure Luck in 2:00 for Robert Williams of Ellerslie and with Souverain in a 1:58.2 romp for Phil Sizer of Kensington. Spence also scored three wins on the day including the $2,400 fillies and mares top class with Woodmere Finesse stopping the clock in 1:56.3. Jeff Lilley trains Woodmere Finesse for owner Ted Maher of Lower Sackville, N.S. Trainer Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley supplied the start and finish of Spence's triple as Howmac Magic had a 2:00 victory in race 2 and Mando Fun was a 1:57.1 victor in race 6 for a $2,400 purse. Go to for race replays and more.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - The goal was reached for Soccer Hanover as he romped in the Sunday afternoon harness racing feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The Leith Waite owned and trained Soccer Hanover used a first-over brush to secure the lead late in the race and win by eight lengths in 1:56.2 with Corey MacPherson at the helm. Heavy post time favourite Carlisimo had broken equipment at the half-mile marker, and the talented sophomore pacer was pulled up by driver Marc Campbell and failed to finish the race. That gave an opening for Soccer Hanover to steal the show in the $2,700 feature with Heza Workof Art (Driven by Mike McGuigan) finishing second and third going to Mando Fun (Dale Spence). MacPherson had a trio of victories on the 10-dash card including the $2,200 back-up pace with Confident Fella in 1:59.1 for trainer Ralph Sweet and owners David and John Sweet of O'Leary. MacPherson's other win came in an 11-length sweep with Westward Whim in 1:58.2 for trainer John Clarey of Montague. David Dowling made three visits to the winner's circle including scored with Woodmere Chella in 1:58.1 for trainer Marvyn Webster, Dancers Pass in 2:00.2 for conditioner Blaine McKenna and with Fern Hill Delight in a maiden breaking score of 2:00.3 for Garth Cole. Live racing continues Thursday and Saturday nights at Red Shores Charlottetown and next Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Summerside. For race replays and more go to   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Ava MacPherson may only be two weeks old but her father gave her lots to cheer about as he won half the races on a special Monday evening harness racing card at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Corey MacPherson had six wins on the rescheduled program, giving him even more to celebrate about after the recent birth of his second child, Ava. MacPherson started the action off winning with Sailor Blue in 2:03.2 for her fourth win in-a-row for co-owner and trainer Cindy MacDonald and co-owner Yossi Martonovich of Montague, P.E.I. MacDonald and MacPherson also teamed up to win the $1,950 Open trot with a 2:01.4 score for Dusty Lane Jacob. The Cornwall driver continued to pile on the wins as he hit the wire first with Dusty Lane Zendaya in 2:00.4 for trainer Stephen Gass of Cornwall, Badlands Giovanna for Stephen Sweet of Springfield West and with Hurricane Hill in 2:01.1 for Joe MacDonald of Breadalbane, P.E.I. Win number six was a family affair as Swingirl was a front-end winner in 1:59.3, trained by MacPherson’s uncle, Kerry Taylor of Stratford, P.E.I. Prettyndangerous claimed the $2,350 Fillies and Mares Open pace with a 1:57.2 mile for driver David Dowling, trainer and co-owner Bo Ford and co-owner Arnold Myers of Charlottetown, P.E.I. West River Ambyr (Driven by Steven Shepherd) was second while Collective Wisdom (Drew Neill) was third. Live racing continues this week at the capital oval on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. For more information go to By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE – Patience proved key in the feature event Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway as Pictonian Storm stalked from fourth and nailed all rivals at the wire. Austin Sorrie trains and drives Pictonian Storm for owner Tammy Collings of Hazel Brook, P.E.I. Fast N Victorious was sent to the early lead in the $2,200 featured event by driver Corey MacPherson and proceeded to carve out fractions of 27.2 and 56.2 while Pictonian Storm laid fourth on the rail. The three-quarters were reached in 1:27 with Woodmere Ideal Art (Driven by Stephen Trites) sent first-over to engage Fast N Victorious. Pictonian Storm emerged from the crowd in the stretch drive to defeat his rivals in 1:58.3. Second went to Mando Fun(Ken Murphy) while Fast N Victorious hung on for third. Driver David Dowling continued his grip on the Red Shores Summerside driving standings with three wins on the program. The Warren Grove driver started the program off with a narrow score with Inspector Murdoch in 2:01 for trainer Blaine McKenna of Summerside, then followed it up with a 1:57.4 romp aboard Flash In The Pang for Pat Murphy of Borden-Carleton, P.E.I. WC Kenzie Cookie supplied Dowling with another trip to the winner’s circle in the Cecil Stewart Memorial after a 2:00.3 win for trainer Devon Wallace of Alberton, P.E.I. Dale Spence also had three wins on the card including a 2:01.1 score with Blu Meadow Willie for Brenda and Morgan MacInnis of Summerside, a 2:02 win with Kant Katch Kaiden from his own stable and 1:59.1 win with Coasttocoastshark for Jeff Wallace of Alberton, P.E.I. Salmonier Storm and trainer-driver Ambyr Campbell hit the winner’s circle in the $1,800 Leon Stewart Memorial pace in a 1:59.4 score for owner Brian MacPhee of Clyde River, P.E.I. For more information go to By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Tobinator teamed up with Corey MacPherson to slice Three Truths’ win streak short at three races Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Tobinator went to front in the $2,350 Thursday night feature preferred 2 class and cut out fractions of 28.1, 57.1 and 1:26.1 before closing the mile out in 1:54.4. Corey MacPherson engineered the winning trip for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner William Hicken of Vernon Bridge, P.E.I. Rockin Indy (Driven by Jason Hughes) was second while Three Truths (Kenny Arsenault) had his win streak cut short at three while finishing third and completing the $164.70 triactor. Frill Seeker captured the $1,950 Open Trot at 8-1 odds with Arsenault at the lines for the 2:00.2 victory for owner Ebbsfleet Stable of Stratford, Ont. Second went to Majian Tango (Jim Ripley) while Glencove Carter (Steven Shepherd) was third. For race replays and more go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Hop Up has dominated the Open Trot the past month but faces her biggest harness racing test to date Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 6:30 P.M. for the 12-dash card with Hop Up riding into the race 8 Open trot with just one blemish in the last 30 days. The $1,950 class has Hop Up racing off the rail for the dynamite duo of driver Corey MacPherson and owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Victoria West. The four-year-old daughter of Tad The Stud has four wins in her last five outings including the $2,500 Andrew Perry Invitational trot at Red Shores Summerside during Governor's Plate Week. Her competition stiffens this week though with the return of the previously dominant Freddie, who leaves from post 4 for driver Marc Campbell and trainer Bo Ford. Isabella Hanover (Driven by Adam Merner) won this class during Hop Up's lone defeat on July 19 but trainer Stephen Gass will remove the mare from the Lasix program for her Thursday start from post 2 after being outgunned her last start out. Race analyst Les MacIsaac looks to Freddie to hit the winner's circle after being freshened from his vacation. "Freddie has been on hiatus for a month which was good news for the other trotters," MacIsaac said. "Well, he's back and off that recent qualifier clearly the one to beat." Other Open Trot entries include Majian Tango (Jim Ripley), Wedgewood (Gary Chappell), Professor Gordon (Jason Hughes) and Holy Molie Maggie (Walter Cheverie). The Uncle Pat McWade Memorial is the featured pace closing the card out in race 12. Jackson K Down has drawn post 4 after demolishing his competition in his last start and again will have the services of driver MacPherson for trainer Stephen Mason. Nogreatmischief is the morning line choice form post 3 for trainer-driver Cheverie, while last year's two-year-old Red Shores Charlottetown track record holder Half Cut has rail control for driver Mark Bradley and trainer Tom Weatherbie as he takes a break from three-year-old stakes action. Race 10 is the Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation pace with Bettim Vicky the morning line choice from post 1 for driver Gilles Barrieau and trainer Jeff Lilley. Nikes Cowgirl headlines a tough group of mares in race 9 for driver Campbell and trainer Ford in the Next Gen 2 pace. For more information check out by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Despite getting away sixth at the start of Sunday afternoon top class at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway, Cartoon Daddy demolished his opposition. With Corey MacPherson at the lines, the six-year-old son of Art Major stopped the clock in 1:56.3 after using a hard brush to earn the front end before the three-quarters and draw clear to win by one-and-a-half lengths. Second in the $2,350 event went to Salmonier Storm and trainer-driver Ambyr Campbell while Heart And Soul (Driven by Walter Cheverie) was third to complete a healthy $336.90 triactor. Rachel Andrew trains Cartoon Daddy for owners Brian Andrew of Milton and William Andrew of Calgary, Alta. The duo of Summerside driver Norris Rogers and New Brunswick trainer Sifroi Melanson clicked twice on the Sunday afternoon program. Rogers guided Ultimateflyingnum to a 17-1 upset in the race 4 for a 2:00.1 trip from the Melanson stable while Instant Shadow captured the $1,800 back-up pace in 1:56.3 for Rogers and Melanson. The Blaine McKenna stable also had two wins on the afternoon scoring with Inspector Murdoch (Jason Hughes) in 1:59.3 and Hunger Pangs (MacPherson) in 2:01. Marc Campbell had one visit to the winner's circle on the 12-dash card to bring his career win total to 1,999 with his historic milestone still eluding him. The 33-year-old Winsloe driver will be the youngest driver to ever hit 2,000 career victories while racing in Atlantic Canada. Campbell won on the Sunday card with Four Brass Starz in 2:00.4 for owner-trainer Nick MacGillivray of Stratford. Live racing continues on P.E.I. with cards Thursday and Saturday at Red Shores Charlottetown and next Sunday, June 17, at Red Shores Summerside. The $100,000 Dash for Cash with a brand new prize structure gets underway Saturday and Sunday. For race replays and more go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Boxing Day pace was full of gifts courtesy of Jetta Flys and harness racing driver Corey MacPherson Tuesday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. MacPherson set up shop on the front end in the $1,800 Boxing Day pace with Jetta Flys at 4-1 odds and landed on the line first in 2:00.1 as one of two wins on the day for the teamster. Jetster (Driven by Marc Campbell) finished second with Zingers Laugh (Walter Cheverie) completing the healthy $959.35 triactor ticket. Jetta Flys is co-owned and trained by Stephen Quinn of Stratford with co-owner John Quinn of Charlottetown. Campbell, Red Shores leading driver, continued his winning ways during the 16-dash card with four visits to the winner's circle. The 'King' of Island racing, Campbell captured the $2,400 preferred pace with Rose Run Quest out of his own stable for owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown. Time of the mile was 1:57.4 as Rose Run Quest won his third straight preferred pace. Second went to Czar Seelster (Todd Weatherbee) with Woggy Rocks (Gary Chappell) finishing third. Campbell's other wins came with newcomer Diduseethat in 2:02.2, also from his own barn for the training double, while Painted Pony teamed up with Campbell to win in 2:00.2 for trainer Raymond White of Murray River. Howmacs Dragonator, trained by Earl Watts, recorded the opening score for Campbell in race 2. Holy Molie Maggie overpowered the top trot of the day with a 2:04.2 victory for driver Walter Cheverie and trainer Jeff Holmes. The $1,600 class saw Hop Up (MacPherson) continue her top-two streak with a second place finish, and Suicide Shift (Patrick Shepherd) finish third. Jason Hughes also had a driving double on the program. Live racing continues Sunday eveningfor a special New Year's Eve program at the capital oval with a 6:30 P.M.scheduled post time. Check for more information. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Adkins Hanover was determined to repeat in the Saturday afternoon harness racing preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and did just that. Corey MacPherson steered the Trevor Hicken trainee to a 1:56 front-end score for owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. The $2,400 event saw race-favorite Rose Run Quest (Driven by Marc Campbell) finish second with Forever Paradise (Ken Murphy) third. Holy Molie Maggie won the $1,700 Open trot in 2:01.1 for driver Kenny Arsenault and trainer Jeff Holmes of Orwell, who co-owns the mare with Trevor MacDonald of Vernon Bridge. Arsenault and Holmes reunited later in the program to win the $2,250 Open Mares pace with Itsallabouthebass in 1:57. Holmes and MacDonald also share ownership of the daughter of Yankee Cruiser, along with MacDonald of Vernon Bridge and Leonard Doyle of Vernon River. Arsenault scored a third win on the card with Frill Seeker from his own stable with a mile time of 2:03. Driver Steven Shepherd and trainer Todd Weatherbee teamed up for a memorable afternoon with the combination winning both their races. Czar Seelster scored a 1:57 victory after being sent first over in the $2,100 class by Shepherd. Western Rocker converted a two-hole ride to a 15-1 upset in the race 14 finale for a $1,400 purse for Shepherd and Weatherbee in a mile time of 1:58.4. Both horses are owned by Tammy Johnston of Stratford. Drivers Campbell, MacPherson and David Dowling all had driving doubles on the card. Check out for race replays and more information. Allstar Seelster Dominates Red Shores Summerside Feature Sunday; Big Day for Murphy Allstar Seelster was upset bound in the Sunday afternoon featured pace at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The Ed Harvey owned and trained pacer was sent to front at 6-1 odds in the $2,100 top event by driver Norris Rogers as he laid down fractions of 28.2, 58 and 1:27.1 without a legitimate challenge at any point in the mile. Allstar Seelster closed out the mile by a five-length margin in 1:57 with the pocket sitting Heart And Soul (Driven by Walter Cheverie) finishing second and J Rs Hurricane (Adam Merner) completing the $272.30 triactor. Machinthesand captured the the back-up pace as one of four winners on the day for driver Ken Murphy. Murphy pointed the son of Mach Three to the lead and never looked back en route to a 1:57.3 victory for Summerside owners Noonan Holdings and Russell and Karen Noonan. The $1,800 event saw Artist List (Merner) finish second and Toad River (MacPherson) third. Murphy's other wins were with Shouldabeenaclown in 2:00.4 for Edgar Stewart of Ellerslie, Alberta Sky in 1:58.3 for trainer Eric Doucette of South Rustico and with Windsun Kenda in a 1:58.3 score for trainer Eddy Doucette of Kensington. Jason Hughes had two driving winners on the program. For more information, visit By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Forever Paradise had complete control of the Friday night harness racing feature as soon as the wings folded at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Corey MacPherson sent the son of Western Paradise to the front through fractions of 30, 59.4 and 1:29.1 before unleashing a 28 second closing quarter for a mile time of 1:57.1 in the $2,200 preferred pace. Nogreatmischief (Driven by Walter Cheverie) finished second with Ultimatelyhandsome (Kenny Arsenault) third. Kevin MacLean trains Forever Paradise for owners Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe. Old Buck used a hard first over move to overpower the $1,900 back-up pace on the special Friday evening card. Sitting fifth approaching the backstretch on the final lap, driver Jason Hughes tipped the son of Ameripan Gigolo to the outside with nothing but fresh air in front of him. Old Buck responded to his uncovered advance to defeat pacesetter Darth Bader (Norris Rogers), who ended up third with Capitalism (Adam Merner) getting in the middle of the triactor. New owner Braedon McKenna had the first win of his career as a horse owner with newcomer Culpepper as part of a driving double for driver Hughes. Kristina McCourt of Kensington co-owns and trains the seven-year-old grey son of Camluck as he was a 1:57.2 victor in his East Coast debut. Driving doubles were also accomplished by drivers Merner, MacPherson and Mike McGuigan. Live racing continues at Red Shores with a Saturday evening card at 6 P.M. at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Sunday at 1 P.M. in Summerside. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The end of January is known for being cold on Prince Edward Island but on the Saturday afternoon the action promises to be red hot at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 12:30 P.M. for the 13-dash card which will signal the end of the winter meet at the capital oval. Live action is scheduled to return to Charlottetown on April 22 Adkins Hanover leads the way in the race 13 Greenhawk Charlottetown featured event for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Ambyr Campbell and owner Perry Burke of Quebec. The pacer was scheduled to make his Island debut in last week's featured event but a no contest in that race pushed back his first true chance at victory since relocating from Ontario. Adkins Hanover leaves from post 7 in the $2,300 event and will face off with the red hot Forever Paradise from post 6 with "Magic" Mike McGuigan in the bike. Race analyst Les MacIsaac thinks Adkins Hanover will have his first visit to the Red Shores winner's circle Saturday afternoon. "We only got an abbreviated look at him last week in that shortened race but for that brief time he looked pretty good," MacIsaac said of Adkins Hanover. "He moves inside a spot today and if he's able to set up shop on the front end again it could be all over." Other feature entries include Mcjestic (Jason Hughes), Rash B Havior (Marc Campbell), Smiley Bayama (Adam Merner), Pictonian Storm (Gary Chappell) and Dbs Rosco (Kenny Arsenault). Arsenault leads the way among drivers in this early point of the Charlottetown season with seven wins and is tied for first among trainers with Ron Gass at five victories each. Arsenault top trainee, Frill Seeker, has drawn post 6 in the race 4 Open trot but will hand the reins to American driver Brian Blanchard. The native of Maine is studying at the Atlantic Veterinary College and will handle Frill Seeker in the $1,700 event while Arsenault drives stablemate Howmacs Pride from post 5. Also in the field is Glencove Zani (Ken Murphy), I Aint No Lady (Brian MacPhee), Parkhill Juggernaut (Ambyr Campbell) and Holy Molie Maggie (Corey MacPherson). Race 11 has a newcomer to Charlottetown with Earlymorninarrival from post 7 for trainer Ralph Sweet of O'Leary and driver Marc Campbell. The 10-year-old son of The Panderosa had been racing at Rideau Carleton Raceway in Ontario for trainer Gerard Demers. Get Your Fun On Track promotions include the Play 4, Super Pack, Pick 5 and Wild Horses ticket tag. Tag your ticket for a chance to win $50 jackpots on every race with the final race of the season at $100. Second Chance Draws will also give customers an opportunity to win some prizes from Red Shores and other entertainment properties. For race programs and top picks go to By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Harness racing streaks were continuing and being formed on Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday afternoon.   Dusty Lane Zendaya continued her winning ways in the first race of the afternoon, stringing her undefeated career to four in a row. Corey MacPherson turned tactics this week brushing the three-year-old Aahm Canadian Now daughter to the lead and drawing off for a lifetime best win in 2:02.2. Shelly and Alexis Gass own the Ron Gass trainee, who had a training double on the day. Forever Paradise continued his winning ways in the afternoon feature picking up his third straight win on route to his 50th lifetime victory. MacPherson took early control off the wings before giving way to the return of Junebugs Baby who laid down numbers of :29.2, 1:00.1, 1:29.3 before the Kevin Maclean trainee tipped to the outside and drove away in 1:58.3 for owners Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie. Marc Campbell has started the 2017 meet at Red Shores right where he left off in 2016 stinging his competition for a 4 bagger including a finale score with his own trainee Woodmere Articblue in 1:59.2. Frill Seeker has been a model of consistency over the past month for trainer, driver Kenny Arsenault picking up his third straight score in the afternoon Open Trot. Dale Spence teamed up with trainer Greg MacInnis for an afternoon double with Bold Arrow and Jays Little Spark. Jason Hughes wheeled back three winners a piece on the 16 dash card. Arsenault clicked for a Double. The wager on the afternoon card was $ 42,640.   For complete results and payouts go to   By Bo Ford

Charlottetown, PE - Two-hole ride winners seemed to be a trend on the first Saturday afternoon card at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in 2017 and that's just how Forever Paradise would deliver in the harness racing feature. The now seven-year old son of Western Paradise set up shop on the front end in the early going before being rebuffed by Doing Some Damage who laid down the fractions of :30.3, 1:01.1 and 1:30.2 before driver Corey MacPherson shot the Kevin Maclean trainee Forever Paradise up the passing lane for his 49th lifetime victory. It was his second victory in a row at the top class level for owners Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie. The time of the mile was 1:59.4. Macpherson was also able to keep the streak alive for Dusty Lane Zendaya, the three-year-old daughter of Aahm Canadian Now finished 2016 a perfect two for two and would give 'The Tiger' a double on the day capturing her third straight victory. Ideal Space will go down in history as the first winner of 2017 at Red Shores. Off a career year in 2016, Adam Merner used front end tactics to take the first race of the new year at the capital city oval. Joey Squires trains for owners John and Albert MacGillivary. The winning didn't end there for the connections. Merner set Simon Said up for a two hole ride in behind fraction setter Red Magician before dropping into the passing lane to share doubles all around. On the topic of doubles, Kenny Arsenault who was read hot to close out 2016, continued his winning ways scoring a pair of driving and training victories. With Frill Seeker and Highland Boreas. Marc Campbell, Red Shores' leading driver in 2016 picked up a driving double on the card with Scarlet Saphire and the fastest trip out the day with veteran pacer Eagle Jolt in 1:57.3. Three cheque presentations were made as part of the Trainer-Driver Challenge offered in 2016. Jason Hughes was the leading point getter with 1,414 points and took home $2500, Marc Campbell finished second with 843 taking home $1500, and Arsenault rounded out the top three with 786, good for $1000. This Challenge is a way to honor the dedication, time and talent of being a trainer-driver in the harness racing industry. The wager for the afternoon card was $45,704. By Bo Ford

Charlottetown, PE - Forever Paradise may not of had the same season he did in 2015 but that didn't matter in the New Years Eve harness racing feature at Red Shores Charlottetown. The six-year-old maritime bred by Western Paradise used a ground saving journey for 'The Tiger' Corey MacPherson to slay Drivingthedragon's win streak in 1:57.2. The New Zealand invader Drivingthedragon N was parked out to the quarter in :28.1 before clearing to the lead and laying down fractions of :58.2 and 1:28.3 putting away a first over attacker in Rash B Havior but didn't have enough to fend of the patented 1/8 of a mile spirt of Forever Paradise. Macpherson who enjoyed a careee year in 2016 closed it out with a driving triple. Reg MacPherson along with Aaron and David MacKenzie own the Kevin Maclean trainee who picked up his 48th lifetime victory, just hours shy from turning seven. Marc Campbell crushed his previous single season dash title at Red Shores in 2016 topping up with a driving hattrick on the night to set the new plateau at 144. The three victories gave him the most wins in a maritime season for 2016 with 213. Kenny Arsenault enjoyed a driving and training double with Howmacs Pride and American Captain.'' By Bo Ford  

Charlottetown, PE - Driver Corey MacPherson capitalized late with four consecutive on the board finishes to capture the annual Paul MacDonald Drivers Championship on Horsepersons Day at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The harness racing event is sponsored by the Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horseowners Association. Now known as 'The Tiger', MacPherson struck the Red Shores winner circle twice in the championship, first with Powerful Women, and then an outrageous Jetta Flys in 1:56.4. The 'Blue Knight' Jason Hughes was the runner up in the event scoring a driving hat trick on the card, including two winners in the annual competition. The 'Maritime Magic Man' Gilles Barrieau made a late surge to try and knock of a pair of Island boys. He won the final two heats of the event but it wasn't enough to catch MacPherson and Hughes. It was a bounce back day for the unanimous Aged Pacer of the Year in the Maritimes, D Gs Camme. With is regular pilot, Barrieau back in the sulky, the son of Blissful Hall rolled straight the boiler from post 6 and was a going away winner in 1:56 taking the Chappell Construction Pace. The win gave Barrieau the hat trick on the day and training double for Red Shores' top trainer Jackie Matheson, who scored with newcomer Four Corners. The story lines were endless on the Saturday afternoon card, Veteran driver Gary Chappell enjoyed a marvelous day at the office cashing in on a grand slam including a winner from his own stable in Willi Ray. The 'Campbell Watch' was in full affect as well, heading into the card only five wins away from breaking his record for most wins in a single season at Red Shores, Marc Campbell cashed in with a hat trick moving him just two wins away from not only the record but 200 driving wins in the Maritimes on the 2016 season. A feat that has not been accomplished since 2008. The afternoon wage during PEISHOA Horsepersons Day was $48,105. For complete results go to By Bo Ford

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