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ALBERTA DOWNS National Debt became the fastest two-year-old pacer in Alberta Downs history on Sunday afternoon in just his second start, defeating a field of more experienced rivals in 1:53.3. The Allamerican Native colt is now undefeated in two starts for trainer/driver Kelly Hoerdt and co-owners Blair and Erna Corbeil of Beaumont, Alta. National Debt sat gapped out in fifth for most of the mile in a $4,500 conditioned pace while favoured sophomore Bettor In The Bank carved out fractions of :27.4, :57 and 1:25.4 in search of his fifth straight win. But National Debut unleashed :26.4 final quarter speed to propel him into the top spot. His winning margin was more than three lengths. Bettor In The Bank settled for second and the pocket-sitting three-year-old Cabo Real finished third. National Debt lowered the freshman track record by two-fifths of a second. The former mark was set by two-year-old pacing colt Wrangler Betonme in 2011. Alberta-sired two-year-olds took the stage later on the card in three Alberta Shooting Star divisions, ranging in purses from $18,767 to $19,067, and another record was set. Blue Eyed Cowboy ($6.40) established a new 1:54.4 track record for two-year-old pacing geldings as he overtook the pacesetting Pass The Port in deep stretch and held off Outlaw Last Chance by a head. The Brandons Cowboy gelding shaved four-fifths of a second off The Big Heist's former record. Bill Tainsh Jr. was the winning driver for trainer/owner Rod Starkewski of Lamont, Alta. The win was Blue Eyed Cowboy's first in ABSS action and second from six pari-mutuel starts. The late sire Brandons Cowboy's legacy continues to live on as his offspring completed a sweep of the Shooting Star with other divisions going to J J J Stables' Comes Home First ($2.30), a 1:56.1 winner for driver Jim Marino and trainer Lance Ward, and the maiden-breaking Incognito Cowboy ($12.50), a 1:58.1 winner for trainer/driver Keith Clark, who also co-owns with Doris McDougall of Cochrane, Alta. and Calgary's Verne Rea and Laurence Swalm. Both posted win margins of more than six lengths. Comes Home First has now won all five of his pari-mutuel starts, including divisions in all three ABSS legs. The Alberta-sired two-year-old pacing colts and geldings will wrap up their ABSS season in the Battle of Alberta Super Finals on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Northlands Park In other action, Revolver ($6.90) and driver Brandon Campbell took the $8,500 top class in 1:53.1, scoring by nearly five lengths over favourite Cowboy Caper and Hoerdt. Glenn Lutz trains the six-year-old pacer, who notched his 20th career victory for the Estate of Harvey Poffenroth of Calgary. To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Alberta Downs. St. JOHN’S RACING Sophomore pacer Dustylane Wildbill took top honours winning the featured stakes event at St. John's Racing and Entertainment Centre on Sunday's harness racing card, which was sponsored by Meridian Farms. Dustylane Wildbill romped to a five and a quarter length victory, stopping the clock in a career-best clocking of 2:03 in the $2,200 featured sixth race for two and three-year-old Newfoundland-owned pacers. Freshmen Salmonier Storm and Son Of Rocknroll rounded out the top three finishers. Shane Forward was in the sulky for trainer Scott Forward and local owner Joanne Forward. The Meridian Farms-bred colt is a son of Ss Sand Dollar, who has won half of his 12 career starts. This week's $1,190 Preferred class, sponsored by Rene Allard, was also won by the driver-trainer team of Shane and Scott Forward as Inspired Art drew off by nine lengths in the stretch. Carl Stafford's eight-year-old pacer hit the wire in 2:01.3 with Muzzysenglishbaby and Machthemoment finishing second and third, respectively. Team Forward also won the opener with five-year-old pacing mare K Ngs Hurricane edging out Brandishing by a head in 2:11.3. Another Ss Sand Dollar offspring, the winner is owned by Christine Hedges and Jacqueline Smith, and bred by Meridian Farms. To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - St. John's Racing. SUNBURY DOWNS Trainer/driver Paul MacLean worked out a perfect pocket trip aboard sophomore filly Ideal Odds to win the $18,700 final of the Late Bloomer Pacing Series on Sunday at Sudbury Downs. Stablemate Vijay Scam set the tempo with fractions of :29.3, 1:00.1 and 1:30 over the sloppy surface with the field stacking up into the stretch. But Ideal Odds came through to prevail in 2:02, scoring by three-quarters of a length over Hot N Shooting. Vijay Scam edged out Ok Eros and Fools Run Around for third one length behind. With a win in the opening leg of the series on Sept. 15 and a second-place finish by a nose in the Sept. 22 round, Ideal Odds was sent postward as the second choice on the odds board and returned $5.70 to win. After going winless in four starts as a freshman, she has only missed the board once in 14 starts this year. The Western Ideal filly has won six times while pushing his bankroll to $30,270 for owner B. Michael Timpano of Phelpston, Ont. Maclean also drove Mellow Jenny ($13.90) to a 2:02 victory in the $4,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Pace by a quarter-length over Carly Hollywood for trainer Philippe Belanger. Another Belanger trainee, Stable Eyes ($3.80), won the $4,200 Not Listed Preferred in rein to Mike MacNeill. She prevailed in 2:01.3 by half a length over No Teasing Me and MacLean. Sophomore gelding Mr Why ($8.70) and Wayne MacLean won the $7,500 Late Bloomer Consolation in 2:02.2 by two and three-quarter lengths. The Late Bloomer Series was for non-winners of one race or $15,000 (fillies and mares $18,750) lifetime as of Sept. 2, 2013. To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Sudbury Downs. TURO RACEWAY Three-year-old pacing colt The Rev led Sunday afternoon's Carl & Marg MacKenzie Memorial Stakes winners with a 1:56.3 triumph in the opening division at Truro Raceway. The MacKenzie Memorial was split into five $7,682 divisions for three-year-old colt and filly pacers. Trained and driven by Danny Romo, The Rev ($3.10) fought off J B Bolt through early fractions of :27.4 and: 56.4 in the first colt division and then drew clear en route to three-quarters in 1:27. The popular son of Western Paradise cruised home in :29.3 for the one and a half length triumph over pocket-sitter Forever Paradise and the wide rallying Watersides Kipper. The consistent colt now boasts seven wins and four seconds in 12 sophomore starts for Nova Scotia owners Robert Skinner, Jeffrey Skinner, Stephen Tufts, and the Glb Stable. Trainer/driver Kenny Arsenault took the other colt divisions with Untouchable One ($2.70) going wire-to-wire for his fifth win in a row in 1:57 and J J Nitro ($7.10) rallying three-wide off cover to prevail in 1:58. Arsenault was also in the sulky as Mike Campbell-conditioned Rose Valley ($5) went first over to win her filly division in 1:57.2. Icandothat ($4.30) front-stepped her way to victory lane in the other filly split in a matching time of 1:57.2 for trainer/driver Ryan Ellis. The Arsenault stable also collected a win in the $10,200 Nova Scotia Series Stakes for two-year-old colt pacers with the Hilliard Graves-owned and driven Waterside Light ($13) converting off a pocket trip to win by more than two lengths in 2:00.2. The win was the Lis Mara colt's fourth (consecutive) in seven starts. To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Truro Raceway. INVERNESS RACEWAY Junebugs Baby closed out Inverness Raceway's Sunday afternoon card of harness racing with a bang as he circled a field of six top Nova Scotia pacers and drew off to an impressive open length victory in the featured $3,750 Inverness Invitational Greg Sparling drove the four-year-old son of Western Paradise to the six length triumph in 1:57.2 over early race leaders Art I Special and Redmond Doucet. Lils Destiny and John Hawco rounded out the top three finishers. Dominion, N.S. horseman Fraser Turnball trains and co-owns the homebred with John Turnbull Jr. of Glace Bay, N.S. The Atlantic Sires Stakes graduate now boasts a career record reading 18-10-2 in 36 starts with earnings totalling $67,639. Junebugs Baby paid $3.40 to win as the bettors' choice. To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Inverness Raceway. SUMMERSIDE RACEWAY Big League and All Turain won their respective $3,500 first leg divisions of the Island Pacing Championship, presented by Meridian Farms, Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Big League, owned by Johan Moase of Cornwall, P.E.I., gave Corey MacPherson his fourth winner of the day when he caught fraction-setter Wild Dragon at the head of lane and drove on to victory in 1:55.4. Leading Camdidate came flying late to grab second while Narragansett finished third. All Turain won his fourth in a row in the second division of the Island Pacing Championship for Brodie MacPhee in 1:55.1. MacPhee tipped the Trevor Hicken trainee off the back of Touch Of Lightning to capture his fifth win from 18 starts this season. Lee Hicken of Charlottetown co-owns the pacer with his trainer. Touch Of Lightning was right there for second while Lucky Encounter completed the triactor. War Cry Ranger won the Isabelle & Ivan Cameron Memorial in an impressive 1:57.2. Brian Andrew did the driving for his co-owners Bill and Blake Andrew. MacPherson’s other winners on the program came with No Pain Intended for Harold Hill, Lets Make Ideal owned by Mikeala Lustic, and Bizzy Izzy for trainer Jeff Wallace. MacPhee had a driving double on the program also winning with Selkirk Stable's Roscoes Child. The second leg of the Island Pacing Championship will take place on Saturday, October 5 at Charlottetown Driving Park with the final set for Sunday, October 13. To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Summerside Raceway. Reprinted with permission from www.standardbredcanada.ca

FRASER DOWNS Sea Deuce fought off favourite Big N Bad to win the $50,000 Tom Burke Memorial Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Saturday night at Fraser Downs. With the inside post advantage in the field of eight, Sea Deuce and driver Serge Masse set up shop on the front end. The Gord Abbott trainee led the way past fractions of :28, :58.2 and 1:25.4 with Big N Bad and Bill Davis pulling the pocket down the backstretch. The top two were head-to-head at the third quarter mark and continued to wage war down the stretch with Sea Deuce prevailing by a head in 1:55.4. Big N Bad settled for runner-up honours while the winner's entrymate, Ideal Art and John Abbott, followed two lengths behind in third. Sea Deuce paid $6.10 to win as part of the Abbott entry sent off as the 2-1 second choice. Seaspray Stables Ltd. of Nanaimo, B.C. owns both Sea Deuce and Ideal Art with B. Michael Timpano of Phelpston, Ont. also sharing ownership of the winner. Sea Deuce is a homebred gelding sired by Armbro Deuce out of Cassidys Grin. Unraced as a freshman, Sea Deuce earned his first B.C. win from two provincial starts. He started his sophomore campaign in Ontario, where he earned his other victory at Woodbine Racetrack in February. Masse drove a total of four winners on the 12-race card. His other victories were with his own trainees, including the maiden-breaking freshman colt Great Quote ($12.80) in another close race in 1:59.1, the repeating Mares Open champion Phone Terror ($5.90) in 1:55.2, and open length winner Panic At The Disco ($3.20) in 1:57.3. To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Fraser Downs. ALBERTA DOWNS Driver Philip Giesbrecht steered a pair of popular Alberta Stardust winners on Saturday afternoon at Alberta Downs while Nighttraintovegas came close to the two-year-old pacing filly track record. Giesbrecht worked out similar trips for Triple Action and Sweet Sugar in their respective $18,767 Alberta Sires Stakes divisions, sending both favoured fillies to the lead past the opening quarter mark. Triple Action (Brandons Cowboy-The Three Of Us) took the lead down the backstretch and cruised to a two and a quarter length victory in 1:57.3 for trainer Joe Ratchford and owner Raggs To Riches of Aidrie, Alta. while Tim Brown trainee Sweet Sugar (Tajma Hall-Hide The Candy) was on the move at the quarter mark and romped to a three and three-quarter length score in a career-best equalling 1:58.3 for owners Sandra Brown of Langley, B.C. and Archie Melnyk of Sherwood Park, Alta. Triple Action completed a sweep of all three ABSS legs for two-year-old pacing fillies. Sweet Sugar is also undefeated in ABSS action although she has only competed in the last two events. With Brandon Campbell in the bike, Nighttraintovegas left from the outside post position in the fastest $18,467 division and drew off to a seven and three-quarter length victory in 1:55, just missing the track record for freshman fillies by one-fifth of a second. Richard Schneider trains Nighttraintovegas, a daughter of Camystic out of Midnight In Vegas who is five-for-six in her career. The near perfect filly boasts two wins in ABSS legs with her only blemish a second-place finish in the second round. She is owned by Dick Schneider of Sherwood Park, Alta. and Edmonton's David Halmosi. The Alberta Stardust is the final leg of the Alberta Sires Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies. The top performers of the season will face off in the rich Battle of Alberta Super Finals on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Northlands Park. Top training honours on the day when to Kelly Hoerdt, who won three consecutive races with four-year-old gelding My World ($9.50), ABSS sophomore filly Emotions Run Wild ($5.30) and the streaking five-year-old mare Just Saucy ($2.30). To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Alberta Downs. NORTHSIDE DOWNS Barefoot Contessa survived an overland journey to pull off an 11-1 upset the $2,200 New Waterford Centennial Pace as the only mare in a field of eight on Saturday afternoon at Northside Downs. Barefoot Contessa and driver Ryan Campbell wore down the 3-2 favourites, Grandtacular and trainer-driver Russell MacDonald, to win the featured finale by a head in 1:59 flat. Cloudy Bay followed the winner's cover to a third-place finish two and a half lengths behind for Adam Merner. New Waterford trainer Andrew Campbell claimed the seven-year-old Western Terror mare two starts ago on Sept. 14 at Northside for $2,400 following back-to-back winning efforts. Saturday's victory was her fifth of the season in 21 starts and 17th lifetime. She paid $24 to win. Ryan and Andrew Campbell also teamed up to win an earlier race with four-year-old pacing mare R Es Sobrina in 2:00.1. First-time starter Majian Magic took the non-wagering $3,200 Nova Scotia Series Stakes for two-year-old trotters as her only rival in the race, the Danny Romo-trained and driven Dunmore Bravo, broke stride and finished a distant second. The time of the mile was 2:18.3 for the homebred Northern Bailey filly, who is owned, trained and driven by James Ripley of Amherst, N.S. To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Northside Downs. CHARLOTTETOWN DRIVING PARK Sent postward as the longest shot on the toteboard, Bunny Mach defied her odds with a four and a half length victory in the featured $2,200 Fillies & Mares Open Pace on Saturday at Charlottetown Driving Park. Gary Chappell worked out a second over trip aboard 14-1 longshot Bunny Mach and once her cover cleared she sprinted home in :28.3 for the 1:55.1 upset victory. Favourite Veronicavermillion and Brodie MacPhee finished second after advancing first over and pocket-sitter J K Special, with Walter Cheverie aboard, was third. Bunny Mach produced a win payout of $31.90. The victory was the 30th lifetime for the eight-year-old Mach Three mare, who is currently trained by Stephen Quinn for Vernon Bridge, P.E.I. owners Donald MacRae and Steven MacRae. To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following links: Saturday Results - Charlottetown Driving Park. (reprinted with permission from www.standardbredcanada.ca)

Seven three-year-old pacing fillies will contest a division of the Nova Scotia Stake Series tomorrow afternoon at Truro Raceway. This Stake was developed by the Nova Scotia Harness Racing Industry Association to promote and foster the breeding of standardbreds in our province. In addition to the province’s tracks and horsemen’s associations, sponsors include the province of Nova Scotia and Pictonian Farms. Post-time for the 12-dash card is 1:30 p.m. with qualifiers scheduled for noon. The first ‘So You Think You Can Drive Team Challenge” is on the card with four of Truro’s young guns teaming up with four of Truro’s top drivers in a three-race contest. Based on a point system for designated races, Ben Hollingsworth, Paul Langille, Mark Whidden and Dale Spence will each be paired with up one of Truro’s top winning drivers – Robert Laffin, Ernie Laffin, Danny Romo and Bernard ‘Pooker’ McCallum. Truro’s leading driver, Ryan Ellis, is still unavailable for catch drives due to back issues while popular teamster Darren Crowe is also missing from the challenge as he was booked to compete in Stake Races in Prince Edward Island this weekend. **** The return of the popular Pick 5 and the introduction of Harness Racing Bingo created a buzz last Sunday with fans. Since neither pot was on, they will be carried over to this week. The Pick 5 pot is $1, 377.24 and Bingo $132. **** Several hot horse/driver combinations are currently on a roll at the track. Ernie Laffin and Kenny Greene’s St. Lads Dagwood have two consecutive wins along with Dave Carey and Fluid Motion and Dale Spence and equine partner Michelle’s Romance. **** Grassroots Truro horseman Blair Laffin, who not only trains a string of horses at Truro Raceway but also works as Grounds Supervisor, has been sidelined by a health issue this past week and unable to work. Therefore, tomorrow’s 50/50 proceeds are being earmarked for Blair. **** Sport Pugwash will be hosting their annual Fall Matinee of harness racing this afternoon with a 2 p.m. post time. Several local horsemen including Scott Daniels, Nick White, Terry Oulton and Steve Morton will be supporting and participating in the event co-ordinated by Clayton Stevens and Elaine Shortliffe.  Truro race-goers will recognize several horses including  Michelles Romance, Lakers Vett, Scotian Lass, Pasta Vera, Kendal Courageous, Phighten Philly and Nukamotion.  A rain date is lined up for Sept. 28. **** Thirty-four yearlings consigned to the 10th edition of the NSPE Select Yearling Sale has brought together the  support and involvement of Atlantic Canada’s most prominent breeders including William McNeil, consignor of last year’s high-priced filly Saulsbrook Alana. Breeder Donald Porter has also consigned two colts for next month’s sale. Porter is currently campaigning two-year-old pacer Deep River Cruise out of the Bernard McCallum Stable, which is showing three wins out of its last four starts, a lifetime best of 1:58.2 and career earnings of $12,840. The complete list of yearlings is available on the Truro Raceway website www.truroraceway.ca.  **** Racing action today at Truro Raceway kicks off with simulcast programming from Exhibition Park Raceway in Saint John, N.B. at 1 p.m. The entertainment continues throughout the day and into the evening with live televising of both harness and thoroughbred  racing from some of the finest tracks in North America including Freehold, Belmont, Woodbine, Churchill, Charlottetown Red Shores, Pocono, Mohawk and more. by Diane Daniels for Turo Raceway 

Charlottetown, PE – Another chapter has come to a close with the PEI Colt Stakes. The event, which attracts star studded fields from across the region, highlighted a Saturday double header at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Driver Gilles Barrieau enjoyed a banner day with four winners on the afternoon program which included Tobins Fusion in 1:59.2 to extend his winning streak to three in a row. The colt is owned by Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd, Crapaud, Daniel Ross, Belfast and Charles Seymour, Fredericton, NB. The NB pilot also drove Southcove Jack to victory for trainer Jack Arsenault and owner Deborah Wilson, Elmsdale, N.S ending Super S Yzerman’s winning streak at four. JJ Mistress, owned by Jamie MacKinley, Clyde River, Windemere Farms, North Wiltshire, David Watts, North Wiltshire and Tommy Godfrey, Charlottetown, and Settlement Request completed the Barrieau grand-slam. In other PEI Colt Stakes action, two-year-old filly Saulsbrook Alana notched her third win a row for driver Brodie MacPhee and owner Reg MacPherson. The Kevin MacLean trainee stepped to a 1:58.1 score. Babies Gigolo, Elm Grove Inarush and Outrageous Spirit also took top filly honors. The colts taking home the hardware included Waterside Light (Hilliard Graves), Dumas Walker (Myles Heffernan) and Just a Professor (Jack Panting). Brian MacPhee had a driving double on the card. PEI Colt Stakes continued under the lights featuring the three-year-old colts and fillies. Icandothat launched the speed show with a startling 1:55.2 two length score for driver Ryan Ellis and owner Danica Ellis of Brookfield, N.S. in the evening’s opener. Western Judy was able to recover from a mis-cue at the start to win her division for driver Mark McKinnon in 2:00.1. Blair Hansen of Charlottetown is the owner. Windemere Maggie (Walter Cheverie), Dianna Santanna (John Holmes) and Ask Don’t Tell (Jason Hughes) also won their respective divisions. The three-year-old colts, dubbed the glamour boys, also put in impressive performances. The Rev, with Danny Romo in the bike, delivered as the post time favorite with a 1:55.4 clocking while Untouchable One and Kenny Arsenault won their fourth in a row with a 1:56 score for the Dooley Boys racing stable of Halifax, N.S. The PEI Colt Stakes hardware also went to Pownal bay Mustang (Gilles Barrieau), Deep River Cruise (Bernard McCallum) and Its my Turn (Jason Hughes). For complete results go to www.redshores.ca   By Lee Drake

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

Atlantic Sires Stakes two-year-old pacing fillies clocked some fast miles at Inverness Raceway on Wednesday evening ,with the track record for two-year-old fillies being equaled by Lovineveryminute. The bay pacing filly crossed the finish line in 1:58.4 with driver Gilles Barrieau holding the lines for owner River Valley Management of Quispamsis, NB. The second 'A' event on the evening race card went to Sail Through and driver Mike Stevenson in a time of 2:01.1. The filly is owned by Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd. of Crapaud, PE, and Daniel Ross of Belfast, PE. The lone $2500 'B' division event went to Shindeagan and driver Danny Romo for owners Tom Hawco and George Della Valle of Sydney, NS. Atlantic Sires Stakes racing action heats up again this weekend and will continue all next week, as a full slate of events is slated for Old Home Week at Red Shores Charlottetown Driving Park. Lynne MacLennan www.atlanticsiresstakes.ca

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Balanchine will search for his second win in a row in the race 11 preferred pace Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time for the 12-dash card is 6 pm. Balanchine, named after famous dance choreographer George Balanchine, has drawn post 5 in the $2,200 event after winning his last start in 1:56.4. Ron Matheson was in the bike for that start but trainer Jack Matheson has listed Brodie MacPhee to drive the pacer. Balanchine is owned by Mike Pollard of Stratford and Joey Gallant of Charlottetown. A tough challenge looks to come from the outside, with Lucky Encounter (Walter Cheverie) from post 7 for trainer Dale Sobey and owner Foxyhall Racing Stable of Wallace, N.S. Another threat will be Blue Star Outlaw from post 2 with Mark Bradley in the bike for trainer Jason Hughes, who will be competing in Truro, N.S., that night. Other entries are Inspired Art (Corey MacPherson), IDK (Vincent Poulton), Come Back (Lenny Myers), and Carnivore (Gary Chappell). Race analyst Les MacIsaac selects Balanchine to win the event. “He was sharp in his first start of the season then seemed to tail off for a while,” MacIsaac says. “With a pair of wins and an equal number of seconds in his last five starts it's safe to say the slump is over. Top call.” The co-feature is the race 9 fillies and mares open for a purse of $2,200. Trainer Hughes has drawn the inside posts with Lucky Boot Cam (MacPhee) leaving from the rail and Bunny Mach (Bradley) with post 2. Donald and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge own both mares, with Lucky Boot Cam winning her Atlantic Aged Pacing mares series leg Sunday in Truro in 1:58.2, while Bunny Mach is winless since moving east in the spring. Also in that field is Highland Dancer (Ron Matheson), Ovation Killean (Vaughan Doyle), April Dawns Star (John Holmes), Private Joke (Chappell), JK Special (Cheverie) and Putyourwhipaway (Brad Smith). The $1,750 back-up class lines up in race 7 with top entries including Roscoes Child (Ken Murphy), Pownal Bay Mustang (Bradley) and Pinner (Chappell). Erwin Andrew memorial highlights Red Shores Summerside card SUMMERSIDE, PE – The first leg of Erwin Andrew memorial aged trotting mares series headlines a 13-dash card Sunday at Red Shores at The Summerside Raceway with a 1 pm first race post time. The first division lines up in race 6 for $3,000. Anita Blossom has the rail for driver Brian MacPhee and owner-trainer Ambyr Campbell. The Amigo Hall mare has been inconsistent in 2013 but when she puts it together she is a force to be reckoned with. Her top competition will come from JK Queen (Cheverie) from post 2, and Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew) from post 6. Other entries are Delta Dental (Ron Gass), Lyrical Lindy (MacPherson), Sandhill Angel (Holmes), Hopedale Dora (Joey Pineau), and Dee Dee Pucker (Harold Shepherd). The other division lines up in race 8 with Real Housewife (Brian MacPhee) drawing the rail for trainer Danny Romo and owner Grayland Farm of Pugwash. The four-year-old Ken Warkentin mare had been racing at Woodbine Raceway in Toronto, and shows trotting consistent miles in 1:55-1:56. Buckling Banbury (MacPherson) will be a real threat from post 2, as the mare, owned by Bill, Blake and Brian Andrew, has proven to be a consistent 2:00 trotter over the Island’s half-mile tracks. Another contender is post 5 entry My Daisy Duke (Chappell) who trotted the fastest trotting half mile of 56.4 in Maritime history Saturday in a Charlottetown qualifier. Other entries are Centrifical Force (Bradley), Incredible Her Bee (Lenny Myers), Berto Coquette (Terry Gallant), Mile Hill Belle (Paul Morrison), and Who Took That (Mike McGuigan). The $1,850 pacing feature goes in race 12 with Paphos (Cheverie) favored from post 4 for owner-trainer Don Milligan of Tyne Valley. Other top entries are Narragansett (Norris Rogers) and Outlawpositivcharg (Gallant). All the action will be streamed live from Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes

Atlantic Sires Stakes three-year-old pacing colts clocked some record breaking miles at Northside Downs in North Sydney on a harness racing Saturday afternoon.

The Atlantic Sires Stakes three-year-old harness racing pacing colts put on an impressive show at Inverness Raceway on Sunday, as the track record for three-year-olds was equaled by The Rev.

Two Atlantic Sires Stakes pacing fillies took new lifetime marks during the Wednesday evening (August 8) card of harness racing at Inverness Raceway.

Expect Danny Romo to create a little slice of his own harness racing history at Truro in Nova Scotia on Sunday (June 17) when he has seven chances to notch up his 3,500th driving success.

A harness racing driver from Shubenacadie, N.S., is on the verge of a major milestone - achieving 3,500 first-place finishes. Danny Romo hopes to snag win number 3,500 today Sunday the 10th of June at the track in Truro, N.S.

The Atlantic Breeders Crown is back on Prince Edward Island and Charlottetown will host the weekend of harness racing Champions Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino.

Atlantic Sires Stakes three-year-old pacing fillies posted some impressive times in harness racing action at Northside Downs on Saturday afternoon.

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