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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A late break in stride by Shadows Mystery sealed the deal for Ramblinglily to win her second straight Fillies and Mares Open pace Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Shadows Mystery was sent hard off the gate by driver Dale Spence to acquire the early lead in the $2,350 event with Ramblinglily also leaving well from post 7 to sit second. Fate was then in Ramblinglilys favour as Shadows Mystery made a break in stride racing towards three-quarters, handing over the lead to the Gary Chappell driven Ramblinglily en route to a 1:56.2 victory. The winning mare is co-owned and trained by Allan Jones along with fellow New Brunswick co-owner Normand Leger. Second went to West River Ambyr (Driven by Steven Shepherd) with Collective Wisdom (Gilles Barrieau) third. Osprey Impact delivered as the favourite in the $1,950 Open trot in 1:59.1 for the team of driver Walter Cheverie and owner-trainer Paul Larrabee. Freddie (Marc Campbell) was second while Holy Molie Maggie completed the triactor. Campbell had three wins on the weekday program as he inches closer to win number 2,000 of his career. The Winsloe driver now sits at 1,996 lifetime victories after winning with Izzies Angel in 1:58.4 for trainer Terry Gallant of Summerside, Scoot Out Of Here in 2:00.1 for trainer Vaughn Doyle of Charlottetown and Bignprecious in 1:57.2 for Garth Cole of Kensington. Tobinator won the top conditioned pace of the evening in 1:57.4 with Corey MacPherson at the controls in the $2,200 class for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner William Hicken of Vernon Bridge. Live racing continues Saturday evening at 6 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A pocket trip ended up with a winner's circle visit for Ramblinglily in the Fillies and Mares Open pace Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gary Chappell worked out the winning trip in the finale of the 10-dash card in the $2,350 event. Race favourite Prettyndangerous and driver Adam Merner laid down the early fractions of 28.1 and 58.3 while fighting off the first over Collective Wisdom (Driven by Gilles Barrieau). Ramblinglily and Chappell sat in the two-hole and watched the action that continued to the three-quarters in 1:27.4 before surging past in the stretch drive to win by one-and-a-quarter lengths in 1:56.3. Second went to West River Ambyr (Steven Shepherd) while longshot Julep Hanover (Wade Myers) completed the triactor ticket. Ramblinglily is co-owned and trained by Allan Jones of Riverview, N.B., and co-owned by Normand Leger of Shediac, N.B. The top conditioned pace on the card was won by Keep Coming and driver Corey MacPherson, stopping the clock in 1:56.3 for a $2,000 purse. The five-year-old son of Mystery Chase is co-owned and trained by Brian Andrew of Milton for co-owner William Andrew of Calgary, Alta. Freddie scored a mild upset in the $1,800 Open trot, winning by three open lengths in a snappy 1:58.1 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. The six-year-old son of Majestic Son was victorious over race favourite Osprey Impact (Walter Cheverie) with third going to Holy Molie Maggie (Corey MacPherson). Live racing continues Saturday evening at 6 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - The first over attacking Keep Coming showed an absence of cover could not keep him from a harness racing victory in the Sunday afternoon feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Gary Chappell got away last with the son of Mystery Chase then moved him to the outside past the quarter to challenge his rivals in the Garth Schurman Memorial pace including heavily favoured Rash B Havior (Driven by Marc Campbell), who captured last week's feature with front end tactics. Rash B Havior tried more of the same in the $2,100 Sunday feature as he went to the lead and laid down splits of 28.1, 57.2 and 1:27.1 but was not enough to stop Keep Coming from his first over advance at 13-1 odds as he scored by a quarter-length in 1:56. Rash B Havior was second with the pocket sitting Old Buck (Walter Cheverie) completing the $178.70 triactor ticket. Keep Coming is co-owned and trained by Brian Andrew of Milton Station for co-owner William Andrew of Calgary. It was one of two wins on the day for Chappell who also won with Formidable in 2:01.1 for trainer Chris MacKay of French River. Devon Wallace had a productive day with his own stable as he scored his first-ever training and driving double with WC Kenzie Cookie in 2:03.4 and Private Dancer in 2:03.2. Ken Murphy had driving wins with One Hot Camshaft in 1:58.4 for trainer Frank Hansen of Tyne Valley and Shouldabeenaclown in 2:00 for Edgar Stewart of Ellerslie. Culpepper remained undefeated on Red Soil for co-owner and trainer Kristina McCourt and young co-owner Braedon McKenna, who has yet to taste anything but victory as a harness racing owner. Jason Hughes recorded the 1:58.4 victory with the grey son of Camluck as one of two wins on the day for the Stratford driver. His other victory was with Relleno Hanover in 2:01.1 for Jansen Sweet of O'Leary. For more information and race replays go to www.redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

Summerside, PE - Pictonian Storm, with catch-driver Gary Chappell in the bike, pulled off an upset in the opening day feature harness racing event at Red Shores Summerside in 1:57.1. The six-year-old son of Western Paradise, trained by Wade Sorrie for owner Walter Simmons, Summerside, PE, held off Machinthesand (Ken Murphy) while race favorite Mando Fun (Dale Spence) completed the triactor. In other action, Im on Schedule opened up the season at Summerside with a 2:01 score for Murphy, trainer Devon Wallace and owner David Lewis, Alberton, PE. Drivers Marc Campbell and Dale Spence recorded driving doubles while trainer MacKenzie MacInnis had two winners on the program as 131 years of racing returned the Prince County oval. Racing returns to Summerside on Sunday featuring the Ruby Chappell and Bob Dewar Stakes. Post time at 1pm For compete results go to www.redshores.ca    

Charlottetown, PE - Gary Chappell picked up a milestone driving victory on the Saturday afternoon card at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park, notching his 2700th lifetime harness racing victory after receiving the catch driving call about Make It So. The 'Red Robin' enjoyed a driving double scoring with Lexis Mandy. The afternoon feature class was rocking and rolling past the opening quarter in single file to newcomer Adkins Hanover and Forever Paradise set up for a two-hole ride with his three race win streak on the line before an accident approaching the half. Racing Officials deemed the race a "no contest" as the horses approached the 3/4's after Junebugs Baby managed to slip his leg through the wheel of Rash B Havior before coming to a halt in the stretch. No horses or drivers were injured in the incident. Customers received a complete refund. Dusty Lane Zendaya watched her streak snap at four races during the afternoon's eighth dash. Her stablemate, Tell Me Why, was able to pocket ride off of soft fractions sneaking up the passing lane and landing her nose on the line first. Trainer Ronnie Gass would later double up on afternoon wins with the Tominator. Kenny Arsenault has been red hot to start 2017 at Red Shores, he added a trio of wins to his yearly total as well as cashing in on a training double with Dbs Rosco and Dees Boy. Reinsman Adam Merner picked up a driving double on the 14 dash card. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Bo Ford

Charlottetown, PE - D GS Camme won the Saturday night harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in 1:55.3. Driver Gilles Barrieau attempted to send D GS Camme to the lead from his outside post but that plan didn't work after they met some stiff opposition rounding the first turn. The duo decided to sit 5th to the opening quarter put up by All Turain (Corey MacPherson) in a swift 27.4. Camme was on the move on route to the half in 57.1 before taking command past the three quarter marker in 1:26. The Jackie Matheson trainee won by a half a length over All Turain while Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell) was third. It was the second win in a row for the ownership team of Quentin & Hal Bevan, Tom Clark and Ron Matheson, Charlottetown, PE. Veteran driver Gary Chappell scored a hat-trick on the program with wins aboard Textually Active, Unstoppable Speed and longshot Fly With Max who returned $30.80 to win. Ramblinglily captured the open mares in 1:55 flat for the fastest mile of the night. Walter Cheverie was in the bike for trainer Allan Jones and his co-owner Normand Leger, Shediac, NB. Marc Campbell notched a driving double with Freddie in the open trot and Daylyn Horizon. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

Summerside, PE - The horses will compete under the lights as the harness racing action shifts to Wednesday night at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 7pm. The card will be the last event before Governor's Plate Week action kicks into gear Sunday with the Governor's Plate eliminations. Oh To Be Me, with Gary Chappell listed to drive, is the morning line favorite in evening's top class that will go to the gate at 9:51pm. The six-year-old brown gelding comes off the bench with 10 top three finishes from 14 starts which includes two wins. The Backstretch Beat says he could be the one to knock off. "He now has a recent line on him, and with the hot fractions we will see tonight, we see him picking up the pieces." It won' t be easy. Bowyer Hanover, owned by Ivan MacMillan and driven by Walter Cheverie, will have rail control while Athletic Putnam, fresh off a new personal best on Canada Day of 1:56.3, leaves from post two for driver Dale Spence and trainer Paul Biggar. The field also includes Zambuca Gass (pp3), Shady Kowalski (pp5) and the gate charging Minor Wisdom (pp6). Nobodys Gigolo gets the top call in race 6 for the pick 5 players. The pacer gets the services of Jason Hughes for trainer Blaine McKenna but watch out for Only Skys Escape from the Don Sweet stable off the rail. In other action, George, a former stakes star with $30,856 in the bank, has been hitting the ticket on a regular basis for trainer George Riley. The four-year-old son of Western Paradise takes on Offshore Cowboy in a ninth race showdown. Don’t miss the Governor’s Plate eliminations Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm. It’s the official kick off to Summerside’s big week of racing at the historic Summerside raceway. There is racing Monday through Friday with post times at 7pm. The 48th running of the Governor’s Plate, presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge, will go Saturday July 16th. opening race post time is 6pm. For complete listing of the entries, top picks with the backstretch beat and live video go to www.redshores.ca by Lee A. Drake, for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Veteran harness racing driver Gary Chappell enjoyed a big day at Red Shores Summerside snagging four victories on the 12 dash program including the feature with Acton O So Royal. Chappell hustled the Colleen Chappell trainee to the front and carved out fractions of 28.3, 1:00.4 and 1:31.3 before unleashing a 28.3 closing quarter to seal the deal in 2:00.1. It was the third win in a row for the horse who is owned by Wayne Pike, Winlsoe, PE. Motorino (Brian MacPhee) rallied from the back of the pack for second while Outside The Wire (Walter Cheverie) completed the triactor. Chappell also paraded Blu Meadow Willie, Lyons Katrina and Milla Road to victory lane. Mark Bradley notched a driving triple scoring with Ultimate Faith from the Abel Arsenault stable, Pictonian Press for William Folland and Sportsonthebeach for owner David MacDonald, Halifax, NS. The fastest mile of the afternoon came with Every Day and driver Brian Andrew stopping the timer in 1:58.3. William and Rachel Andrew are the winning owners. Walter Cheverie left the day sitting one win away from career milestone 2500. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca ********************************************************************** Tyne Valley pulls off Maritime Breeders Final in Buddy Campbell memorial Charlottetown, PE - Tyne Valley tracked race favorite Paymenowpaymelater and then pulled the pocket to beat her in the stretch to claim the $7,000 Maritime Breeders final named in honor of the late Buddy Campbell Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Kenny Arsenault did the driving for owner- trainer Bill Roloson and other members of the ownership group of Scott Roloson, Belfast, PE and Kristi Pickering, Charlottetown. The race was presented by Meridian Farms. Paymenowpaymelater (Marc Campbell) was second with JK Blaze (Walter Cheverie) third. Campbell drove Forever Paradise to victory in the evening's preferred pace stopping the timer in a dazzling 1:56.1. The pacer, who has been putting up some impressive numbers recently, is trained by Kevin MacLean for Reg MacPherson, David MacKenzie, Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie, Winsloe, PE. It was a one-two punch in the open trot for trainer Ron Gass of Cornwall when trainees Caliban Hanover beat stable-mate Pleasure Girls in the race 4 showdown. Red Shores also featured two divisions of the Amateur Driving Series presented by Chuckie's Sports Excellence. Drew Neill and Austin Sorrie won their respective divisions on the card. By Lee Drake

Acton O So Royal sprinted through the stretch to capture the Sunday afternoon feature at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Summerside.   Gary Chappell was in the bike for owner Wayne Pike, Winsloe and trainer Colleen Chappell.   The time of the mile was 1:59 flat.   It was Chappell's third winner of the program for the driving triple.   My Lucky Killean (Ken Murphy) was second with Athletic Putnam nailing the show ticket for Walter Cheverie. Cheverie's magic number is now five to go to hit career win 2500 after a hat-trick at the Prince County oval. He won the Leon Stewart memorial with Long Life from the Devon Wallace stable and then clicked with Rash B Havior for trainer Michael Peters. Gigolos Pride delivered as the post time favorite in the Cecil Stewart memorial for driver Jason Hughes and trainer Blaine McKenna. Hughes recorded a driving double on the program. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca Lee Drake  

Track records are made to be broken but to do it twice on one day is quite a feat. It happened Sunday during the two divisions of the Island Trotting Series at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Summerside. Holy Molie Maggie, catch-driven by Gary Chappell, smashed the track record for trotters in a dazzling 1:58.4.   Jeff Holmes owns and trains the six year-old mare.   The former record was 1:59 set by Zip The Lip and Frill Seeker who both competed in the race and finished third and fifth respectively.   The performance also erased the aged record for mares established by Osprey Impact back on July 15 during Governor's Plate week. But the new records didn't last long. Two races later, in the very next split of the Island Trotting series, presented by PEI Harness Racing Industry Association, Charlottetown's newest track trot holder Thunderaway took her speed show to the historic Prince County oval and lowered the track standard to an amazing 1:58.1 wining by nine lengths.   Jason Hughes was in the bike for the mile for owner Foxyhall Racing of Summerside, PE.   Thunderaway remains undefeated since moving to the Island with two of her three starts having track record performances. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca<http://www.redshores.ca>   Lee Drake

A field of eight pacers will assemble for the Thursday evening feature at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and it promises to be a lively opening quarter. First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash program. Windemere Eric is the classifier's choice in the race 11 feature with a $1.700 purse. Gary Chappell trains, drives and owns the six-year-old son of Articulator and will leave from the outer post 7 with plenty of early speed promised to his inside. The hard leaving Minor Wisdom has post 6 for driver Brad Smith and owner-trainer Kristina McCourt of Summerside fresh off of a fourth place finish in 1:57 where she cut opening fractions of 27.4 and 56.4 in Summerside. Leading Camdidate has rail control with Ken Murphy in the bike for owner-trainer Jeff Holmes of Orwell, while Beckenbauer is second choice from post 5 with Ryan Perrot subbing in for regular driver Jason Hughes, who is competing in stakes races in Truro Thursday. Race analyst Les MacIsaac gives the nod to Leading Camdidate in the feature event. "A good late kick and rail control can be a dangerous combination and that's just what this guy has so we'll treat him as the one to beat," MacIsaac said of Leading Camdidate. Other entries include Prince Adam (Mark McKinnon), Sinners In Heaven (Terry Gallant), Whitesand Artist (Neil Bambrick) and Balanchine (Ron Matheson). Two trot classes populate the evening program in races 3 and 5. The race 3 trot has the veteran trotter Neal favoured from post 7 with co-owner and trainer Brian Andrew in the bike for co-owner William Andrew of Calgary. The seven-year-old son of Credit Winner drops out of the Open trot will look to capitalize on his backclass to land in the winner's circle and bolster his $280,883 in lifetime earnings. Other top choices in the $1,350 affair include Hopedale Dora (Joey Pineau) and Kims Pjs (Lenny Myers). Race 5 has a $1,550 purse on the lines with Majian Dilion getting the faith of the classifier and drawing post 1 for trainer-driver Jim Ripley and owner Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S. JK Queen (Doug MacGregor) and Money Show (Brian Andrew) are the next choices. Nicholas Oakes

 D GS Camme looks ready for harness racing prime time. The harness racing pacer, who was making only his third start of 2015, wired the top class in a dazzling 1:54.4 Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.   Gilles Barrieau was in the bike for trainer Jackie Matheson and ownership group of Tom Clark, Quentin, Hal Bevan and Ron Matheson, Charlottetown, PE. It was an impressive performance given he raced with broken equipment after the tire blew on the race bike. Big Surf (Marc Campbell) applied some pressure down the backstretch on route to the third panel but he settled for second while Si Semalu (Jason Hughes) was third. Expect to see this line up go head to head in Governor's Plate elimination action in Summerside next Sunday. In other action, Ramblinglily is three for three in 2015 when she won the open mares feature in 1:56.1 for driver Walter Cheverie, trainer Allan Jones and his co-owner Norman Leger, Shediac, NB. For All We Know (Gary Chappell) was second with Willow Warrior (Mark Bradley) third. Osprey Impact (Paul Larrabee) recorded another victory in her trot assignment while Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) took top honors in the open trot in 2:00.1. Barrieau had a driving double on the 12 dash card. The wager was $48,860. Lee Drake

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owner’s Association presents their annual driver’s challenge Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The competition takes place in races 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12 on the 13-dash card with a 1 pm first race post time for the Horseperson’s Day card. The eight races will pit top dash winning drivers Marc Campbell, Jason Hughes, Gilles Barrieau and Corey MacPherson against top percentage drivers with over 75 starts Ron Matheson and Mark Bradley and top percentage drivers with 40 to 75 starts Terry Gallant and Vincent Poulton. Competitors are based on statistics from Jan. 1 to Oct. 31 in Charlottetown and all competing drivers must be association members. Barrieau captured the E.F. Acorn trophy for having the most points and winning the 2013 edition. The top pace on the card is in race 12 for a $1,600 purse in the final race of the driving championship. Cambest Kisser is the morning line favorite from post 4 for trainer-driver Jason Hughes and owners Donald and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge. The class-dropper will face top competitors Van Zant (Ron Matheson), Brodys Leona (Corey MacPherson) and Blue Meadow Willie (Vincent Poulton). The top trot class on the card is in race 8 with the Emmett and Albert Bernard Memorial for a $1,350 purse. Osprey Strike will look for a repeat of last week’s victory in this class for owner-trainer-driver Paul Larabee of Belle River. The six-year-old son of Striking Sahbra will line up in post 6 against tough trotters Pleasure Girls (Ron Gass) and Oceanview Kate (Hughes). Race 2 has the Alphonse Pineau Memorial for $1,150 with Dunmore Chance the favorite from post 3 for driver Jack Panting and owner-trainer Ralph Annear of Montague. The Black River three-year-old was a winner last start in this class but must face class dropping Open trotter Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) with post 1. Horse Person’s Day also features second chance draws with uncashed pari-mutuel tickets being converted to ballots for Red Shores vouchers, turkeys and merchandise. Top trotters go Sunday at Charlottetown The top trotters on the East Coast will do battle in race 4 on the Sunday afternoon card at Red Shores Charlottetown. The first race gets underway at 1 pm on the 14-dash card. Open trot champion Zip The Lip is absent in this week’s $1,850 trot class leaving the door open for last week’s runn-up, Caliban Hanover, to pick up the pieces for trainer-driver Ron Gass and owner Wendell MacDonald of Cornwall. The six-horse-field also includes Majian Dillon (Jim Ripley), Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy), Warawee Nuke (Kuri White), Diamond Mine (MacPherson) and Abundaspin (Steven Shepherd). Race analyst Les MacIsaac puts his faith in Saulsbrook Balance to land in the CDP winner’s circle. “This classy veteran has a good chance at securing the lead and we all know how tough he can be when that's the case,” MacIsaac said of Saulsbrook Balance. “If Willie Murphy gets him there, and can steal a fraction, it could be all over.” Race 7 has the Fillies and Mares Open pace for a $2,250 pot with heavy favorite For All We Know assigned post 6 in the field of half a dozen. Chappell will drive the hulking mare for trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Bruce Wood of Marshfield. The field also includes Bunny Mach (Hughes), A Fiesty X Ample (Mark Bradley), General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson), Fleurje (Brian MacPhee) and JK Special (Walter Cheverie). A field of nine tough overnight pacers lines up in race 13 for a $2,100 purse and Carnivore installed as the early favorite from post 1 for driver Arsenault, trainer Marvyn Webster and owner Valleygrove Farm of Kensington. The eight-year-old son of Real Desire was a winner last week at the same level and faces top entries Narragansett (Hughes), The Big Bite (Thane Arsenault) and Rash B Havior (Cheverie) this time around. The field also includes Oh To Be Me (Chappell), Forever Paradise (Campbell), Shock The Rock (MacPherson), Machinthesand (Ken Murphy) and Mcjestic (Mike McGuigan). Follow all the action online at Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oaks, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - For All We Know captured the open mares pace Sunday in a sparkling 1:58.1 at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gary Chappell engineered the winning trip placing the mare in the first over flow and then over-powered fraction setter Willow Warrior in the lane to record his third winner of the afternoon. For All We Know's stable-mate General Luckypercy was third. The back-up class went to The Big Bite and driver Mike Stevenson in a win photo over Rash B Havior (Walter Cheverie) and Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell). The Big Bite stopped the timer in 2:00 for owners Jack Arsenault, Donna McIver, Edward Blaisdell and Deborah Wilson. The pacer is trained by Thane Arsenault. Zip The Lip landed back in the winner's circle taking the open trot for driver Brian MacPhee in 2:02.4. MacPhee made a three-high move down the backstretch at the three-quarters to join the leaders and then drove off for his 11th victory of 2014 for trainer Don Sweet and his co-owner Orville Willis, O'Leary. Diamond Mine was runner up with Caliban Hanover finding racing room in the stretch to finish third. Drivers Vaughn Doyle, Marc Campbell and Corey MacPherson had driving doubles with trainers Thane Arsenault, Darren Trainor and Jackie Matheson posting two winners each for their stables. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE – Oh To Be Me, at 24-1 odds, came flying late in the stretch to win the Thursday night feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The long-shot paced to a new race record of 1:58 flat. Owner-driver Gary Chappell mapped out of the trip opting to stay out of the speed duel between Forever Paradise and SOS Grappa as they cut fractions of 28.1, 57.2 and 1:27.2. The Big Bite (Mike Stevenson) rallied for second with Forever Paradise (Marc Campbell) fading to third. It was Chappell’s second winner on the program. For All We Know and Chappell won the open mares pace in 1:56.4 for owner Bruce Wood, Marshfield and trainer Jackie Matheson. Matheson’s other trainee General Luckypercy was second while Willow Warrior took the show prize. The evening’s trot class went to newcomer Warrawee Nuke for driver Kuri White. The trotter arrived from Ottawa and is now home to the Blayne White stable of Belle River, PE. The time of the mile was 2:02.1. Dunmore Chance was a nose off the winner for second with race favorite JK Queen finishing third. Driver Walter Cheverie recorded a driving triple on the final night of the Drive for Charity promotion. Cheverie teamed up with Red Shores to raise money for their charity Sadie’s Place in the 2014 campaign. He had winners aboard Newsmaker, Bowyer Hanover and Fitelle who paid $38.70 to his backers for the win ticket. Ken Murphy posted a driving double on the final Thursday night program of the season Racing returns Saturday with a 1pm post time. Red Shores Summerside will host their final card of the season on Sunday at 1pm. By Lee Drake, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Doubling up against the top pacing mares on Canada’s Eastern Seaboard is no small task but Willow Warrior will try her luck on the final Thursday night program of the year at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash affair that features throwback Thursday with $1 race program, hot dogs and pop for $1.50, plus second chance draws and more. The three-year-old daughter of Western Terror made waves last week, upsetting the $2,250 Open Mares by three-lengths in 1:57 for driver Mark Bradley, trainer Brendan Curran and owner Alby Curran of Vernon Bridge. Her task will be tougher this week, as she has drawn the outside post 7 against her six race 7 rivals with last week’s runner-up, For All We Know, drawing post 1 for driver Gary Chappell. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will place his faith in For All We Know. “She has nothing but firsts and seconds the past couple of months and with her now on three straight runner-up finishes she appears poised for the top spot,” MacIsaac said. Also in the field is Yankee No More (Marc Campbell), General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson), Stayoutofmyaffair (Jason Hughes), JK Special (Walter Cheverie) and Bunny Mach (Corey MacPherson). The top conditioned pace of the night lines up in race 11 for a $2,000 purse with a field of six including The Big Bite from post 6 for driver Mike Stevenson, trainer Thane Arsenault and owners Jack Arsenault of Charlottetown, Donna McIver of York, Edward Blaisdell of Montague and Deborah Wilson of Elmsdale, N.S. The Shark Gesture pacer upset the former top Thursday night pacer, Forever Paradise, last week with a 1:57 victory. Forever Paradise will seek redemption from post 5 while post has SOS Grappa (Hughes), another top contender. Other entries include Oh To Be Me (Chappell), Mcjestic (Cheverie) and Every Day (Brian Andrew). The evening trot classes lines up in race 3 with JK Queen favored from post 5 in the field of eight. Cheverie drives the trot mare for co-owner and trainer Joe Smallwood of Stratford and co-owner Norman Clarey of Charlottetown. Top entries include Money Show (Andrew) and Dunmore Chance (Jack Panting). Newcomer to Island racing Warrawee Nuke has post 6 with Kuri White doing the driving for father Blayne White. The five-year-old daughter of Ken Warkentin has not raced in two years, when she was competing at Rideau Carleton Raceway outside Ottawa, Ont. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

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