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Charlottetown, PE - The two-year colt and filly pacers in the Lady Slipper and Joe O'Brien stakes headlined a 13 dash race program Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Three Pink Bows pulled off an upset in a division of the Lady Slipper gold knocking off favorite Dusty Lane Bria (Kenny Arsenault) in deep stretch to win in 1:59.4 which was a new race record for the filly. Danny Romo did the driving for trainer-breeder Doug Rankin and owners Tanya Tremblett, Sydney Mines, NS and Stevi Jardine, George's River, NS. Woodmere Dancenart was third. Jann Down notched her 7th win of the season and third in a row in the second Lady Slipper gold split for driver Gilles Barrieau and the Downey Stables of Quispamsis, N.B. Other winners in the Lady Slipper grassroots went to Sweetwater Rayane for Jack Panting and owner-breeder Linda Austin, Mount Stewart and Navajo Moe with driver Mark Bradley for owners Calvin Baglole, Bedeque, Shawn Baglole, Victoria West and breeder James Pound, Hunter River. All Hail, under the command of Walter Cheverie, found racing room in the stretch to capture a division of Joe O'Brien gold for two-year-old colts. Cheverie did the driving for owners Riley Farms, Kensington and Lloyd Hannah, Summerside. The breeder is William and Brian Andrew. The second O'Brien gold went to Dixieland Band for Marc Campbell. The colt, bred by William Andrew, Calgary, Alberta, recorded his fourth consecutive victory for owners Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie. Kevin MacLean is the trainer. The Joe O'Brien grassroots divisional winners were R ES Reese for driver Mike Stevenson, owners Daniel Crouse, Ontario and Amy Crouse, Lower Kingsclear, NB and breeder Robert Connelly. Elm Grove Jepson also took top honors for Campbell and the ownership group of Andrea Rennison, Ryder Mathew Renneson and Cathy Benedict, NS. The breeder is Robert Gordon, Elmsdale. In other action, DBS Rosco and Mike Stevenson captured the evening's feature in a dazzling 1:57 flat. The four-year-old son of Santanna Blue Chip laid down fractions of 27.3, 57.3 and 1:27.3 to score his sixth victory of the season. The winner is co-owned by trainer Wendell Shaw, Robbie Shaw and Derek Folland, Summerside. Every Day, with Brian Andrew driving, won the Martin MacDougall memorial. Campbell posted a hat-trick on the card. Stevenson had a driving double. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - The fall series is here with the Joe O'Brien Memorial Stakes and the Lady Slipper Stakes on center stage at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park Saturday at 6pm and Red Shores Summerside Sunday at 1pm. The action will be carried live at www.redshores.ca The Saturday card features the two-year colt and filly pacers with one of the emerging headlines coming in the Lady Slipper gold division in race 6 when Dusty Lane Bria, owned by Kenny Wilkie, Stratford and Larry Chappell, Marshfield, takes on Three Pink Bows (Danny Romo) and Woodmere Dancenart (Clare MacDonald). The filly, who has been established as the morning line favorite in $11,700 showdown, just missed her fourth win in a row at Northside Downs. Kenny Arsenault will handle the daughter of Ameripan Gigolo-Briannas Attitude from post 2. Miss Oromocto, Ubettown and The Good Wife complete the field. Jann Down, owned by the Downey Stables, NB, is favored to win the second Lady Slipper gold in race 8 for Gilles Barrieau. Swift Taylor (Mike Stevenson) and Party Rockin (Romo) are also triactor candidates. Bossy Brilla, owned by Wade Peconi, Stanchel, and Lyndale Jenn trained by veteran Terry Affleck, will attempt top honors in their respective grassroots divisions. The two year-old colts compete in two gold divisions for $10,800 each in the Joe O'Brien memorial. Dixieland Band takes a three race winning streak into race 12 for driver Marc Campbell, trainer Kevin MacLean and owners Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie. The colt took a new lifetime mark of 1:58.1 with the margin of victory charted in a comfortable four lengths in his last start. The other gold O'Brien split has Camco Titan as the bettor's choice for trainer Earl Watts and owners Windemere Farms- Harris Johnston, John Howatt and Roger Burns. This colt has won half of his starts this season and banked $22,549 in earnings. Mayhem Man, who is coming off a convincing victory at Summerside last week for the Jay Noye stable, and R Es Reese (Mike Stevenson) are the morning line favorites in their respective O'Brien grassroots divisions. For the entries in this stakes filled card go to www.redshores.ca Lady Slipper Stake at Summerside Summerside, PE - Elm Grove Inarush has a big cheering section and they will be out in full force Sunday when the three-year-old filly attempts gold in the Lady Slipper stake at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm. The daughter of Coasttocoast Yankee has 10 victories from 15 starts for trainer Eddy Doucette and driver Mark Bradley. The filly rallied from outside post 7 at Truro to win in 1:57.1 over Saulsbrook Alana. They will meet again Sunday along with Lovingeveryminute. This is one of the most anticipated showdowns in stakes action this season. The starter will call to the field in $12,300 contest in race 8. Doucette will be a member of a special guest panel during the Atlantic Breeders Crown banquet on Saturday, October 11 at the Howard Johnston Dutch Inn. The glamour boys hit the track in two Joe O'Brien gold splits in races 6 and 10. Woodmere Rondevous has been basically unstoppable as he rides a four race win streak into his division for driver Mike Stevenson and trainer Anthony Stymest. Arties Magic (Todd Trites) will try to knock the favorite from post 2. The colt, co-owned by Windemere Farms and Clive Balderston, has been putting up some solid numbers with seven scores from 12 starts this season. The other $11,000 split has Dumas Walker (Myles Heffernan) up against Settlement Request, J PS Warrior, Just a Professor, JJ Laser and Hurrah. In other action, Stayoutofmyaffair is listed as the one to catch in the $16,520 Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares final. Jason Hughes will do the driving for his brother Robi from post 2. The mare takes on two Jackie Matheson trainees General Luckypercy (Gilles Barrieau) and For All We Know (Gary Chappell) in the rich final. Hughes, who had a career day with five winners last week at Summerside, also sends out Bunny Mach (Kenny Arsenault) from post 8. Here is the field in post- position order. Veronicavermillion (pp1), Stayoutofmyaffair(pp2), Mircleonthehudson (pp3), Ramblinglily (pp4), General Luckpercy (pp5), Brodys Leona (pp6), For All We Know (pp7), Bunny Mach (pp8), Prynne Hanover (pp9). The card will also feature the Garth Schurman memorial in race 3 with Strident Hanover trained by Kuri White for owner Emily MacPhee listed as the one to beat. For complete listing of entries, Jared's picks or live video go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Schooner took the $2,500 first leg of the Inverness Invitational on Sunday afternoon with a track record equalling performance at Inverness Raceway in rein to Alex MacQuarrie. Trained and owned by Anthony Beaton, the six-year-old son of American Ideal matched the 1:56 record for aged pacing stallions, which was originally set by Mitchs Ceilidh in 2002. (The all-age record of 1:54.1 still stands and is held by gelding Formal Affair.) Bonnys Mac fought off Salute through fractions of :29.1, :58.3 and 1:28 before Schooner kicked home to steal the spotlight. He won by four lengths with favourite Junebugs Baby rallying from the backfield for second. Bonnys Mac finished third ahead of Salute. Schooner has now earned back-to-back wins at Inverness and sports a seasonal record reading 7-7-2 in 21 starts. Oakmont is best at Turo Raceway After sharing the spotlight in a dead-heat win last weekend at Truro Raceway, Oakmont was determined to be the only one at the finish line in Sunday's top class. Oakmont pulled the pocket and confronted the popular pacesetter, Prosecco Brut, at the three-quarters quarter mark in the featured $1,275 Winners Over before drawing off down the lane for a four and three-quarter length victory in 1:56.1. Prosecco Brut stayed for second while Likely To Win rounded out the top three finishers. Danny Romo trains and drives the seven-year-old I Am A Fool gelding, who now has five wins in 14 starts this season, for Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S. From www.standardbredcanada.ca 

After 17 nights of darkness, Red Shores' Summerside is ready to turn the lights back on Wednesday for live harness racing action. A 14-dash card filled with the Joe O'Brien for two-year-old pacing colts and the Lady Slipper for two-year-old pacing fillies will get underway with a special 6:30 p.m. post time.   A story line from Old Home Week will be carried over into the sixth race on Wednesday night. The battle of a pair of Woodmere fillies will not only commence again but this time there will be another Woodmere added to the mix in Race 6.   Last Thursday, Woodmere Dancenart and Woodmere Articblue went head-to-head in Atlantic Sire Stakes action with Woodmere Dancenart getting the first call at the wire and Woodmere Articblue finishing second, Wednesday you can add Woodmere Costalot into that mix when the three daughters of Articulator will line up against three daughters of Ameripian Gigolo for a purse of $ 11,700 in the first 'Gold' division of the Lady Slipper stake.   'Dancenart' has been enrolled as the morning line choice from Post 4 as she looks to extend her win streak to four races. The Daughter of Articulator - Shadow Dancer took her lifetime best last Thursday winning in 1:58.3 for owners Morah Kerr and Phonsie Maceachern. Clare MacDonald handles the training and driving duties.   A bridesmaid to her former field mate in her last two, 'Articblue' will look to get the monkey off of her back from the outside Post 6. The daughter of Articulator - Blue Violet has finished no-worst-than second in five starts this season, banking $ 14, 749 for owners Tayna Tremblett and Stevi Jardine. Ken Collins does the training and Marc Campbell will be back in the bike this week.   The third Woodmere bred filly is a daughter of Articulator - Costly Ball, owned by Peter and Greg Francis along with Malcom and Daphne Isnor all of Nova Scotia, 'Costalot' has yet to win this season but will look to change things Wednesday for trainer - driver Bernard McCallum.   The three daughter of Articulator will look to make their dad proud when they face off against three daughters of Ameripan Gigolo. Dusty Lane Bria has drawn the rail for owners Kenny Wilkie and Larry Chappell. She will look to get back to her winning ways after seeing her three race unbeaten streak snapped after a costly break at the start last week. Lyndale Jenn and Party Rockin are the other two fillies who will contest for the lions share of the $11, 700 purse.   The second 'Gold' division goes in Race 8 with Jann Down looking to extend her win streak to four. She hasn't missed a top two finish in her five lifetime starts. Owned by the Downey Stables and trained by Stephen Mason, she took a new lifetime best in her last start stopping the clock in 1:59.1 for Gilles Barrieau. He'll be back in the bike from Post 4 Wednesday. The daughter of Articulator will have to do battle against another Ameripan Gigolo filly, Three Pink Bows. Owned by Tanya Tremblett and Stevi Jardine of Nova Scotia, she has yet to miss a top three finish from six starts this season. Clare MacDonald handles the training and driving. Elm Grove Joanette, Rocks Confession, Pictonian Stardust and Casa Miasa round out the field.   Bngs Express will hook up and do battle with Camco Titan in Race 10, the first 'Gold' division of the Joe O'Brien stake. A second place finisher in his last three starts, owners Thomas Hawco JR and George Della Valle hope their colt can shake the streak and have his named called first at the wire on Wednesday. Danny Romo does the training and driving on the son of 'Gigolo' from Post 4.   Camco Titan comes fresh off of a 1:59.2 score in his Atlantic Sire Stakes 'A' division appearance last week. Owned by Windemere Farms, Harris Johnston, John Howatt and Roger Burns, he has two victories from four starts this year for trainer Earl Watts. Veteran reinsman Kenny Arsenault will handle the lines from Post 1. Lorne Valley Ricki, Proven Desire, R Es Aiden, George and Old Stu Da Baker complete the field.   The second O'Brien 'Gold' division goes to post in Race 12 and is sure to display an impeccable amount of talent from post 5 starter Jack Reacher. The son of No Pan Intended made quick work of his foes in his first lifetime start winning by eight lengths in 1:58.4, owned by the Lenny and Squiggy Stable, he is trained by Clifford Murphy and Kenny Murphy does the driving. He will face off against six other rivals. Dixieland Band, I Am Able, Gotta Move, J J Romeo, Goodmorningmister and All Hail.   Windemere Belle will look to get things started in the first Lady Slipper Grassroots division for the Windemere Farm and Brittany Watts. The post 1 starter is trained by Earl Watts and will have the driving services of Summerside's leading driving Marc Campbell. The $ 5, 800 purse will be contested in Race 3.   Ubettowin is the morning line choice in the second Grassroots division. The Driven To Win filly is owned by the Downey Stables, trained by Stephen Mason and Barrieau will drive from Post 5 in Race 5.   The third and final Lady Slipper Grassroot division goes in Race 9, Miss Oromocto, fresh off a Atlantic Sire Stakes 'B' division victory has drawn into Post 5 for Sharon Burchill and co-owner trainer Melvin Land, Brian MacPhee will drive.   Race 7 and 11 play host to the Grassroots divisions for the Joe O'Brien. Hog Aufray is the Race 7 favourite for owner Claude Poirier, Clare MacDonald will drive for trainer Earl Watts. He will score from Post 5. Silverhill Blaze is the 5-2 favourite in Race 11, the Post 7 starter is owned by Donald MacRae, Jason Hughes does the training and driving.   Heading into the fall meet at Red Shores' Summerside, Campbell leads all drivers in wins with 35, there is a two-way tie for second between the 'Blue Knight' Jason Hughes and 'The Maritime Magicman' Gilles Barrieau, they have 21 a piece. Gary Chappell who is only 8 wins away from 2500 is fourth with 16 and Kenny Arsenault and Terry Gallant are tied with 14 to round out the top five.   On the training side of things, Thane Mann sits a top of the leader board with 15 victories from 54 starters this season, Earl Watts and Jackie Matheson are dead locked for second with 10 victories. Hughes is fourth with 9 and Phillip Desroches rounds out the top five with 8.   by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

A pair of two-year-old fillies by Articulator swept both 'A' divisions of the Atlantic Sire Stakes on Thursday afternoon at Red Shores in Charlottetown. In the first division Race 9, Jann Down extended her win-streak to three races defeating her foes in 1:59.1. Owned by the Downey Stables, the Stephen Mason trainee is now three for five in her young campaign. Gilles Barrieau hustled her to the front after the favourite Dusty Lane Bria made a break behind the gate, snapping her win streak at three. Jann Down laid down fractions of :29, :58.3 and 1:28.3. Three Pink Bows was second and Lyndale Jenn was third. The battle of the Woodmere's came right down to the wire, but in the final strides it was Woodmere Dancenart who was able to collar Woodmere Articblue in 1:58.3. After going to the lead off of the gate 'Dancenart' allowed 'Articblue' to the lead, and she laid down fractions of :29.1, :59.2, 1:29.4. Although the two raced up and down the fields of Woodmere Farms many times, it was Dancenart who earned the bragging right Thursday taking home the lions share of the $ 13, 900 purse for owners Morah Kerr and Phonsie Maceachern. Clare MacDonald did the driving. Party Rockin and Danny Romo drove in for the third. Another Articulator filly was victorious in one of three 'B' divisions on the afternoon. Windemere Belle in-line to Marc Campbell picked up the Race 7 victory for the Windemere Farm and Brittany Watts. The win was the second of two on the day for 'King Campbell' who has now taken a strangle hold on the lead as top driver moving ahead by nine wins, heading into the evening card. Other 'B' winners were Miss Oromocto and Miss Pamela May. Bo Ford

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

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Summerside, PE - Governor's Plate week is in full force at Red Shores Summerside and Wednesday night it will play host to three Atlantic Sire Stake A divisions for two-year-old filly pacers. A total of 18 fillies will line up behind the Sherry's Heating Service starting gate with three divisions going for a purse of $9, 660, post time is 7 pm. The first A division will go in Race 6 with mainland invader Three Pink Bows as the morning-line choice. The filly ships in from Antigonish for owners Tanya Tremblett and Stevi Jardine, she comes in having won her first pari-mutual race over Northside Downs in an impressive 2:01, Clare MacDonald is now the trainer and driver. Dustly Lane Bria draws the rail for Kenny Arsenault, the ownership duo of Boyd Macdonald and Dan Ross own Swift Taylor who leaves from post 3 for Mike Stevenson. Miss Pamela May ( Marc Campbell ), Woodmere Costalot ( Bernard McCallum ) and Centurion Sue ( Keith Ford ) complete the field. Mike Stevenson will look to come one step closer to 1,500 career driving victories in the second A division, when he sits behind 5-2 favourite Pictonian Stardust. The Western Paradise - Pictonian Sapphire filly is owned by Ross of Belfast, Stevenson also does the training. I Can Do Anything gets the rail for Ford, the daughter of fan-favourite mare Crossridge Income comes in with a supporting qualifying effort, finishing second in 204.1. Ford trains and co-owns the filly with Gordon Neil of Charlottetown. Elm Grove Joanette (3-1) , Woodmere Articblue (6-1), Ubettowin (4-1 ) and Casa Miasa (8-1) complete the field. Gilles Barrieau will make the trek to Summerside for four drives on Wednesday night, including Jann Down in the final Division of the Atlantic Sire Stakes for two-year-old fillies. Jann Down comes in off a second place finish pacing her own mile in 2:03.1 in a qualifier over Exhibition Park Raceway. She is owned by the Downey Stables of Quispamsis and trained by Stephen Mason, she will leave from post 5. To her outside is the morning line choice Wynnfrith, she is owned by the Buntainwood Farms of Brackley Beach and trained by Nick Oakes. Jason Hughes will pick up the driving duties on the Americpan Gigolo - Dress to Thrill filly. Party Rockin ( Danny Romo) has drawn the rail, Woodmere Danceart ( MacDonald ) are two, with Skip To Win ( Campbell ) and Lyndale Jenn ( Brodie MacPhee ) closing out the field. Two B divisions will also be held on the card, in races two and four. Windfall Blue Chip will make his return to the track on Wednesday night in the 11th race feature. After spending the spring in the stud ranks on Prince Edward Island, the seven-year-old winner of $533, 794 in career earnings draws post 5 for owners Jamie MacKinley and Jody Sanderson. Earl Watts has been off to a stellar start this season, he does the training, while Arsenault will pick up the catch driving call. The stealer lineup includes Mcmaverick ( Ken Murphy ), P C Shockwave ( Brian MacPhee ), Lisfinny ( Norris Rogers ), Van Zant ( Ronnie Matheson ) and Eagle Jolt ( Campbell ). The evenings trot race goes in the fifth when Osprey Impact looks to continue her winning ways on the island. The three-year-old daughter of Ferderal Flex - Summerhill Hallie was a winner in her first start on P.E.I. in 2:02.1 for owner-trainer Paul Larrabee, this week he calls on Stevenson to handle the driving duties. Howmacs Pride will reunite with Campbell from post two after finishing second her last start out in 2:02. For the complete list of entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Elm Grove Inarush played the role of giant slayer Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.   Mark Bradley drove the filly to the 1:57 upset victory in the $12,500 two-year-old pacing filly Island Breeders final over Saulsbrook Alana, who saw her win streak snapped at eight. Saulsbrook Alana (Marc Campbell) was second with Sail Through (Gilles Barrieau) third. Elm Grove Inarush did all the road work with fractions of 28, 57.1 and 1:26.2 with Saulsbrook Alana advancing first over but unable to get closer than three-quarters of a length to the lead. Elm Grove Inaruch is co-owned and trained by Eddy Doucette with co-owner Grant Mann, Gordon MacLeod and Blaine Thibeau, all of Kensington. The three-year-old pacing finals were both captured by Charlottetown’s leading driver, Marc Campbell. Campbell guided Forever Paradise to victory in the $12,500 three-year-old colt pacing Island Breeders final 1:56.1 for trainer Kevin MacLean and Island owners Reg MacPherson, and David and Aaron MacKenzie. The Rev (Danny Romo) was second with Jacobs Jackpot (Barrieau) third. Western Judy won the three-year-old pacing filly final in a hard fought off-the-pace stretch drive in 1:58.2 for trainer-driver Campbell and owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown. Second went to Dianna Santanna (John Holmes) and Top Brand (Romo). The two-year-old pacing colt final saw Settlement Request (Barrieau) victorious in 1:59.2 over Dumas Walker (Myles Heffernan) and JJ Laser (Campbell). Settlement Request is owned by Alfred Barrieau and Michael Clinton of New Brunswick. The $7,500 three-year-old Island Breeders trot final was won by Oceanview Kate (Mike Stevenson) in 2:04.1 over Rash Statement (Brodie MacPhee) and Ashotinthedark (Corey MacPherson). Oceanview Kate is owned and trained by William Roloson of Belfast. Saulsbrook Pippa (MacPherson) won the two-year-old trot final in 2:08.1 with Glencove Yoshi (Stevenson) second and Ice Pop (Brian Andrew) third. Saulsbrook Pippa is co-owned and trained by John Pineau of Hunter River and Myron Ford of Harrington. Campbell had three wins on the card, while Barrieau and Holmes each had driving doubles. Total bet on the 14-dash card was $35,792. Blu Meadow Willie wins final SRW feature SUMMERSIDE, PE – Blue Meadow Willie was the final part of a Brodie MacPhee driving hat-trick winning the final card of the 2013 season Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at The Summerside Raceway. Blue Meadow Willie captured the $2,000 feature event in 1:58.4 with MacPhee in the bike for trainer and co-owner Robert MacInnis and co-owner Brenda MacInnis of Summerside. Blue Star Outlaw (Kenny Arsenault) laid down the early fractions of 28.2, 58.2, and 1:29.2 before being collared by stable mate Leading Camdidate (Jason Hughes) past three-quarters. Blue Meadow Willie then rallied from mid-pack to collar the leader by three-quarters of a length. Scootin For Joy (Stevenson) was second with Doll R General (Mark McKinnon) third. The $1,800 Open trot saw Zip The Lip victorious for driver Brian MacPhee, co-owner and trainer Donald Sweet and co-owner Orville Willis of O’Leary. Zip The Lip did all the road work to stop the clock in 2:00.1, with Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) second and Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) third. The $1,550 back-up pace was won by Le Fugueur (Marc Campbell) in 1:58.1 for trainer Darren Trainor and owner Jennifer Trainor of Vernon River. The win cemented Campbell as the top driver of the 2013 Summerside meet with 42 victories, and Trainor as the top trainer with 15 wins on the season. Campbell, Arsenault and Brian MacPhee all scored driving doubles on the card. Total bet for the 14-dash card was $19,969. by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The final stakes events of the 2013 Maritime racing season takes center stage Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Island Breeders finals will line up in races 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 on the 14-dash card with a 1 pm first race post time. Race 2 has the two-year-old trotters competing for a purse of $7,500 and Phantom Beau is stamped as the one to beat off the rail for driver Kenny Arsenault, trainer John Pineau and owner Peter Breau of Moncton. The son of Bo W has won his last three stakes engagements and will face threats from Dusty Lane Galaxy (Gary Chappell) and stable mate Saulsbrook Pippa (Corey MacPherson). Race 4 will see the three-year-old trotters race for $7,500 with Taliesin looking for redemption after the unthinkable happened, twice, in an otherwise perfect season. Marc Campbell trains and drives the colt for owner Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach. Taliesin made breaks in his last two starts to end his seven race undefeated streak and will have to be on his game to turn back challenges from Atlantic Breeders Crown champion Oceanview Kate (Mike Stevenson) and Maritime Breeders winner Rash Statement (driver to be announced). Race 6 features the two-year-old pacing fillies with a $13,000 purse. Only six horses declared into the final, with the dominant Saulsbrook Alana drawing post 4 with her eight-race-win-streak on the line. Campbell will drive the filly for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reginald MacPherson of Stratford. Her main competition comes from Sail Through (Gilles Barrieau) and Elm Grove Inarush (Mark Bradley). Race 8 has a purse of $13,000 and eight two-year-old colt pacers competing for it. Dumas Walker is shouldered with post 7 while riding his three-race-win-streak for trainer-driver-co-owner Myles Heffernan and co-owner Joseph Poirier, both of Nova Scotia. Ontario sired Waterside Light (Hilliard Graves) has the opportunity to play spoiler, showing a pair of miles in 1:57 and change, but is stuck with post 8. The three-year-old pacing fillies butt heads in race 10 and with top pacing filly Ramblinglily absent it could be anybody's race. Favorites include Top Brand (Danny Romo), Windemere Maggie (Brodie MacPhee), Western Judy (Campbell) and Dianna Santanna (John Holmes). The last $13,000 Island Breeders final lines up in race 12 with the three-year-old colt pacers. The Rev is the favorite from post 5 for trainer-driver Romo and owners Robert and Jeffrey Skinner, Stephen Tufts and Glb Stable of Nova Scotia. The finalists for the Island Breeders series are the top eight money earners in the two preliminary legs held in Summerside and Charlottetown during the summer. The program will also feature the official cheque presentations in the second annual Drive for Charity promotion. Island harness drivers teamed up local businesses to raise money for charities across PEI. Feature events close out Red Shores Summerside season SUMMERSIDE, PE - The final card of the 2013 season at Red Shores Summerside goes to post at 1 pm on Sunday with 14-dashes. The $2,000 Remembrance Day pace lines up in race 13 and Leading Camdidate is the morning line choice for driver Jason Hughes, trainer Stephen Quinn and owner Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. Quinn will try to find two wins on the card to boost his 12 race win total and catch Summerside Raceway's leading conditioner Darren Trainor, with 14 victories. Marc Campbell has the 2013 Summerside driving title wrapped up with 40 wins this season, well ahead of Hughes and Barrieau, each with 29. Race analyst Jared Stretch also places his faith in Leading Camdidate to win the feature pace. "The program says it all," Stretch says of Leading Camdidate. "He hasn't been slower than 1:56 in his last 6 trips. That's a major talent. It's going to take a mighty trip to take him down." Also in the field is Doll R General (Mark McKinnon), Every Day (Brian Andrew), Blu Meadow Willie (MacPhee), Scootin For Joy (Stevenson), Lucky Encounter (Norris Rogers) and Blue Star Outlaw (Arsenault). Race 5 has the $1,800 Open trot with a field of nine horses. Abundaspin is favored from the trailing post 9 for trainer-driver Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Warren Grove. Zip The Lip (Brian MacPhee) made a break his last start but will look for redemption after defeating Abundaspin in his two prior tries. Other entries are Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy), Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass), Who Took That (Mike McGuigan), Sandhill Angel (Arsenault), Diamond Mine (Brodie MacPhee), Lyrical Lindy (MacPherson) and Majian Dilion (Jim Ripley). The card will also have a pair of memorial races. Race 7 has Duchess Killean (Mike McGuigan) favored in the Garth Schurman memorial pace for the late Summerside horseman. A memorial horseshoe and moment of silence will be held for Schurman after the completion of race 6 on the card. The starter will also call the horses for the Henry Doucette memorial is race 9 and the Smart Barney retirement pace in the 11th. For the complete list of entries and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes  

Summerside, PE – Red Shores Summerside played host to the three-year-old fillies in the Lady Slipper Stakes Sunday. Rose Valley, under the command of Kenny Arsenault, delivered as the post time favorite winning by two lengths in her division of the Lady Slipper gold. Arsenault moved the daughter of Brandons Cowboy into the outside flow on route to the half to track down fraction setter Dianna Santanna (John Holmes) to win by two lengths in 1:57.3. Mike Campbell trains for owners Dawn and Theodore Bremner, Jemseg, NB. Dianna Santanna remained in the hunt for second while Windemere Maggie (Walter Cheverie) was third. Top Brand capture the second Lady Slipper $11,500 gold split for Danny Romo. The filly took over the lead from Missassy Attitude at the three-quarter pole on route to a 1:58.3 score. Romo co-owns Top Brand with Thomas Hawco Jr of Sydney, N.S. Largomotion rallied late to get second while Missassy Attitude faded to third. The Lady Slipper grassroot titles went to Gascoigne Dickie, driven by John Holmes for Murray MacDonald, Belfast and Gerald MacDougall, Cardigan, and Pictonian Zena with owner-driver Shane Bernard in the bike. Greatheart Hanover recorded the fastest mile of the day with a 1:56.1 time for driver Jason Hughes and trainer Stephen Quinn. Roscoes Child was three and half lengths back in second with Cecils Express completing the triactor. The 6-8-2 combination paid $83.30. The victory wrapped up a successful weekend for Foxyhall Racing Stable of Summerside. Hughes had a driving double on the afternoon to cap off a five win weekend performance. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE – The card showcased the two-year-old fillies in the Lady Slipper Stakes. The $20,200 gold division went to Saulsbrook Alana. The filly equalled the Charlottetown track record with a 1:56.1 score for her fifth win in a row. Marc Campbell did the driving for owner Reg MacPherson and trainer Kevin MacLean. Elm Grove Inarush battled hard for second while Sea Anna Win grabbed the show spot. Shindeagan, with Danny Romo driving, came flying late to capture the opening leg of the Lady Slipper grassroots in a new lifetime best of 1:59 flat while Mandy M Mac made her winning debut for William Andrew, Calgary and trainer Blaine Mckenna. Walter Cheverie, who is teaming up with Noonan Petroleum in the Drive for Charity event to raise money for the Prince County Hospital Foundation, did the driving. Acton Royal Force put up a great performance for driver Bernard McCallum to win in 2:00.3. The two-year-old colts made their appearance in the Joe O’Brien Memorial stakes. Settlement Request and Gilles Barrieau took the first $10,000 gold in 2:00 flat. The colt turned away JJ Laser (Marc Campbell) and Dumas Walker (Myles Heffernan) for the victory. Island Gigolo secured the top spot in the second O’Brien gold split for Brodie MacPhee and owner James Pound of Hunter River. The time of the mile was 1:59.2 a personal best. Rebelseven was second with Dusty Lane Oliver completing the triactor. All Turain won his fifth race in a row with a dazzling 1:54.2 victory in the second leg of the Island Pacing Championship Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Brodie MacPhee did the driving for owners Trevor and Lee Hicken. It was MacPhee’s third trip to the winner’s circle on the card. Touch of Lightning finished second with Lucky Encounter rounding out the top three. Big League, owned and trained by Jonah Moase, Cornwall recorded his 11th win of the year when he captured the first division of the second leg of the Island Pacing Championship. The mile was clocked in 1:56 for driver Corey MacPherson. Wild Dragon held on for second while Cambest Kisser finished third. The Island Pacing Championship final, presented by Meridian Farms, is Sunday October 13 during the Atlantic Breeders Crown. In the other action with the O’Brien stakes, Heroes Never Die used good gate speed and a brave stretch drive to notch his second win in a row in 2:02.3 for Foxyhall Racing Stable, Summerside, PE and driver Jason Hughes. Elm Grove Intrepid recorded his third win of the season in his O’Brien division stopping the timer in 1:59.3 for MacPhee and trainer Jackie Matheson while Post Haste and Angelo Camilli also took home an O’Brien cooler. Another highlight on the program was the Mr. and Mrs. Bryson pace. The newlyweds were trackside to present the winning cooler to Isleofpalms and Jason Hughes. Stephen Quinn trains the four-year-old mare for Westley Patriquin, Debert and Paul Merlin of Wentworth, N.S. The groom even selected the horse to win in a pre-race interview. Hughes had a driving triple on the night. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

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

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