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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

Summerside, PE - Elm Grove Inarush marked a new chapter in the history books when the three-year-old filly established a new track record of 1:55.1 Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Competing in a division of the Lady Slipper gold, driver Mark Bradley wasted no time putting the stakes super-star on the point setting fractions of 29, 58.2, 1:26.4 before blasting home to secure the record setting performance in 28.2 seconds for a four and half length score. Pictonian Sareta was second with I C Anastro third. Elm Grove Inarush, dubbed the queen of Kensington, posted her third win in a row for 11victories from 16 starts this season. Trainer Eddy Doucette co-owns the track record holder with Blaine Thibeau, Gordon MacLeod and Grant Mann. Fleurje pushed her winning streak to five in a row claiming the second Lady Slipper gold in a flashy 1:58 flat. Jason Hughes did the driving for trainer Nicholas Oakes and Buntainwood Farm, Brackley Beach. The breeder is William Roloson, Belfast. Driver Gilles Barrieau enjoyed a big day on the Island taking both Joe O'Brien gold divisions with Tobins Fusion for Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd, Crapaud, Daniel Ross, Belfast and Charles Seymour, Fredericton, NB while his other stable star Settlement Request mapped a fourth length victory for Alfred Barrieau, Dieppe and Michael Clinton, Saint John, NB. The Lady Slipper grassroots divisional winners went to Landed Alien for Barrieau, trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Darlene Compton, Bell River. Willow Warrior gave Bradley another stakes honor for owner Alby Curran, Vernon Bridge and trainer Brendon Curran while Howmac Missy was presented with the winning cooler for Howmac Farms Ltd, North Wilthire and Wade Peconi, Stanchel. The filly was trained by Earl Watts and driven by Marc Campbell. The Joe O'Brien grassroots winners were JK Hall with Walter Cheverie driving for owner-trainer Joe Smallwood, Stratford and Dusty Lane Diego with owner-trainer-driver Gary Chappell. The legendary Prince County Oval also played host to the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares final presented by Standardbred Canada. Ramblinglily wired the field to in the $16,520 championship for trainer Allan Jones, Riverview, NB and his co-owner Norman Leger, Shediac, NB. Campbell was in the bike for mole of 1:56.3 which included on the fastest closing quarters of year clocked at 27 seconds flat. Standardbred Canada chairman Kent Oakes was trackside for the presentation. The Garth Schurman memorial was won by Smart Barney and Kenny Arsenault in 2:00.2. Devon Wallace of Alberton owns and trains the pacer. Barrieau and Campbell had driving triples on the afternoon while Kenny Arsenault, Mark Bradley and Walter Cheverie each made two trips to the winner's circle. 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

Charlottetown, PE - Touch of Lightning is going into the feature event as the one to beat Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 13 dash harness racing program has a first race post time at 6pm. The five-year-old son of Articulator is coming off a three length 1:56.4 score for driver Earl Smith and owners Peter and Don Smith, Gerald Morrissey and Larry Chappell. He'll line up from post 4 in the 12th race top class that has Astor (Jason Hughes) and the fast closing Shock The Rock (Corey MacPherson) applying pressure from the outside of the gate. The power-packed field also stars Cabo Pan Lucas (Vince Poulton), McJestic (Walter Cheverie), Balanchine (Ron Matheson), Narragansett (Kenny Arsenault) and Red Rock (Gary Chappell). In other action, Stayoutofmyaffair drew the rail in the mares open for driver-trainer Jason Hughes and owner Robi Hughes of Stratford. The Hughes stable has been making headlines across Canada while showcasing .366 training average. Stayoutofmyaffair attempts back to back victories aiming for her ninth win of the campaign. For All We Know, owned by Bruce Wood, Marshfield, will try to spoil the party from post 4 for trainer Jackie Matheson. The Matheson stable also sends out General Luckypercy in this event. The open trot class has Zip The Lip going for his third win in a row in race 5. The Donald Sweet trainee has 15 top three finishes from 18 starts which includes six top prizes. Driver Brian MacPhee will need to work out the trip from post 6 with Abundaspin, who captured his 78th lifetime win on Thursday, charging away from the middle of pack post three. The teenager only has three months left in his incredible racing career which includes 64 seconds, 39 thirds and $479,780 in earnings. For the complete entries, race programs and live video go to www.redshores.ca Doucette Memorials highlight Summerside program Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside is set to stage an action packed harness racing program Sunday at 1pm. The program will honor Philip and Henry Doucette at the legendary Prince County Oval. Carnivore, owned by Valleygrove Farms and driven by Marvyn Webster, is the early favorite in the Philip Doucette memorial in race 12. The top class pays tribute to the Prince County Horsemen's Club president who passed away last year. DBS Rosco is riding a two race winning streak and is capable of knocking off the top choice for driver Kenny Arsenault and co-owners Wendell and Robbie Shaw and Derek Folland. Carrera Angel (Rocky Schurman), Blissful Bro (Gary Chappell) and veteran Blue Meadow Willie (Walter Cheverie) are all well poised to steal the show. Pictonian Press, Cambest Kisser and McMaverick complete the line-up. The Henry Doucette memorial is race 7 with Jersey Joe gunning for the top spot from post 2. Deanna Clow, New Haven and Mitchell Tierney, Roseneath, Ontario co -own the pacer who makes his 16th start for driver Jason Hughes. Ultimate Success and J V S Ring are also triactor candidates. Hughes moves from one live drive to another when he jumps on Beckenbauer in the afternoon back-up class in race 9. The $1,600 showdown puts Bad Date (Corey MacPherson) and Rash B Havior into contenders while Acra Beach Bajan and Athletic Putnam play role of spoilers. For complete entries, race programs and live video go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Abundaspin, a 14 year-old harness racing trotter, recorded his 78th career win in the trot division Thursday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Harold Shepherd trainee rallied in deep stretch to knock off fraction setter JK Queen to score in 2:02.3 for driver Steven Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Cornwall. Majian Dillon was third. The evening feature went to a son of Mach Three, Machinthesand, owned by Russell and Karen Noonan and Noonan Holdings Ltd, Middleton, PE in a sparkling 1:56.4. Gary Chappell did the driving for trainer Mark Bradley. IDK (Vince Poulton) was second while Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie) was third. Chappell and Marc Campbell had driving doubles on the program. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca Lee Drake

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Poulton stable is currently hot but will it remain that way Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park? First race post time for the 12-dash card is 7 pm. IDK has post 2 in the race 12 $2,000 feature with Vincent Poulton in the bike for trainer Gary Poulton and owner Gail MacDonald of Charlottetown. The six-year-old Stand Forever pacer is listed as the morning line favorite after defeating five of his seven rivals last Thursday in Charlottetown. The Poulton stable has been firing on all cylinders since having a huge Old Home Week. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is confident IDK has what it takes to land in the winner's circle once again. "After missing much of the 2013 season he's now racing like he did when he came here a couple of years ago, maybe even better," MacIsaac said of IDK. "He just beat this class last week and we don't see any reason he can't do it again." He has some real competition from post 5 starter Capitalism with trainer-driver Jason Hughes. 'The Blue Knight' currently leads all trainers in Charlottetown, thanks in part to Capitalism's impressive streak of only missing the top three once since May 10. Other entries in the Thursday night feature include Machinthesand (Gary Chappell), Cambest Kisser (Kenny Arsenault), Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie), Windemere Express (Marc Campbell), Pacific Oak (Corey MacPherson) and Perfect Escape (Ron Matheson). The top trot of the night goes in race 6 with Abundaspin installed as the morning line favorite from post 7 for driver Steven Shepherd, trainer Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Warren Grove. The winner of 77 lifetime races is winding down his career as the trotter is 14-years-old and must retire before he turns 15 on January 1. The veteran just finished second in the open trot Saturday night, timed nearly two seconds faster than all his competition. The race office has selected Eat Pray Trot (Brian MacPhee) and Majian Dillon (Jim Ripley) as the next two choices from posts 6 and 1, respectively. The back-up pace lines up in race 9 for a $1,600 purse with Island Gigolo favored from post 2 for driver Mike Stevenson, trainer Tom Weatherbie and owner James Pound of Hunter River. The three-year-old son of Ameripan Gigolo has been facing stakes company most of the season but will battle the likes of Bowyer Hanover (Cheverie) and First Art Down (Ken Murphy) this week. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - D Gs Camme, under the command of Ron Matheson, won the feature harness racing event Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in an impressive 1:54.3. Matheson, who co-owns the pacer with Hal & Quentin Bevan and Tom Clark of Charlottetown, hustled this year's Governor's Plate champion off the gate from post 5 and carved out fractions of 27.3, 57.1 and 1:26.3 before unleashing a 28 second final panel to win by nine lengths for trainer Jackie Matheson. Astor (Jason Hughes) was second with Shock The Rock (Corey MacPherson) rallying late to grab third. Team Matheson, along with the co-owner Clark, also scored with Van Zant on the program. Driver Jason Hughes posted a hat-trick on the 13 dash program. The Stratford native claimed the opening daily double with Ivegotmyeyeonu for owner Melissa Rennie, Charlottetown and newcomer Mach My Point for his brother Kurt in race 2. The Hughes family affair continued when Robi's horse, Stayoutofmyaffiar, claimed the open mares division in 1:56.4. Zip the Lip and driver Brian MacPhee won the open trot in 2:00 over Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) and Frill Seeker (Gary Chappell). The Donald Sweet trainee marked his sixth victory from 18 starts this season for co-owner Orville Willis of O'Leary. Sweet and MacPhee combined forces to win the evening's finale with Pembroke Fella. Drivers Ken Murphy and Marc Campbell also recorded driving doubles. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca Lee Drake

A trio of the best free-for-all pacers the Maritimes have to offer will do battle on Saturday night at Red Shores Charlottetown. Post-time for the 13-dash harness racing card is 6 p.m. A winner of the Governor's Plate in a track record 1:53, The Premiers Pace in 1:52.2 and a runner up to Wazzup Wazzup in the Founders Cup, D Gs Camme returns to his hometown oval from Post 5 on Saturday. After not recieving an invite to the invitational race at Northside Downs on Saturday, trainer Jackie Matheson elected to find a start in the Perferred ranks in his own back yard. A dominat force on this year's invitational circuit he will pick up the driving services of Ron Matheson for the first time since early July when the dup teamed up for Matheson's 1, 000 lifetime victory. He co-owns with Hal and Quentin Bevan along with Tom Clark. D Gs Camme will have to do battle with a pair of Jason Hughes trainees. One of the leading trainers among wins in Canada, Hughes will send out the duo of Astor, from Post 6 for Foxyhall Racing and Red Rock from Post 8 for Donald, Bryan, Steven and Melissa MacRae. Hughes has elected to drive Astor, while Gary Chappell gets the call on Red Rock in the Race 12 feature. The Open Trot is also on tap Saturday night with the early headlines going to Zip The Lip and driver Brian MacPhee. A front end winner in the Open last week for owners Orville Willis and Donald Sweet in 2:01, the six-year-old son of Ken Warkentin will have to do battle from Post 3 against rail horse Frill Seeker amd the outside charge Pleaure Girls. The older pacing mares will line up in the Open in Race 7 with top-end mares For All We Know, Stayoutofmyaffiar and General Luckypercy set to do battle. Race 13 features the Hurrah 4 Island Charities, Hurrah has drawn Post 4 and is listed as the morning line choice as he tries to raise as much funds for this month's recipent, the Toys For Tots campaign. Colt looks to continue winning ways A mainland invader will look to invade Red Shores Summerside on Sunday to keep his winning streak alive. Post-time is 1 p.m. American Island has been perfect since making his way back to the maritimes and he will look to extend his streak to three when he scores from Post 2 in the Race 11 feature. New Brunswick based trainer, driver Gilles Barrieau will make the trek from Saint John to try and keep his streak alive for owners Wayne MacRae and Ian Smith. Fresh off an impressive 1:56.3 score in his last outting, American Island will have his hands full on Sunday. He will go up against former Maritime stakes champion Forever Paradise, who looks to get back to his winning ways. Taken out of the race by the stopped leader last start, Forever Paradise seen his back-to-back victories erased. He gets Summerside's leading driver Marc Campbell in the bike from Post 3. The event also includes the ultra conaistant, iron tough, Blu Meadow Willie from Post 5 for driver Walter Cheverie. The card at Red Shores Summerside will also feature the P.E.I Matinee Finals. Four classes will duke it out for top honours in their respective divisions. The Matinee finals will be contested after Races 2, 4 and 6. Bo Ford

Paymenowpaymelater added another Lady Slipper to her list of stake victories this season winning her eighth straight in going away fashion for driver Marc Campbell in 2:07. The undefeated two-year-old daughter of Northern Bailey was hustled out from the seven gate and dropped into the two-hole with an opening quarter in :31.4, Campbell was not content with a pocket ride and pulled out past a half in 1:03.2 before clearing to the lead and opening up by 7 lengths laying down the three-quaters in 1:34.2  and then picking up her largest victory to date winning by 14 lengths for owner Wade Peconi and trainer Earl Watts. It was one of two victories on the card for Campbell who also won with his own trainee Benny Rabbit. Driver Jason Hughes enjoyed a driving hat-trick on the night. He got the ball rolling in Race 4, a division of the Lady Slipper for three-year-old trotters. Aboard favourite Seanchai He used the same tactics as Campbell rushing his charge to the lead past the half, winning by three-lengths in 2:02 for the Buntainwood Farm. 'The Blue Knight' also picked up victories aboard Coconut Ladida and his own trainee Cambest Kisser. In the second division of two-year-old trotters, Windemere Ty and driver Jack Panting started to put together a little streak of their own. The son of Nureyev picked up his Third Straight victory in 2:04.3 holding off a hard closing Suicide Shift. Southfield Shadow made it back-to-back victories winning her division of the three-year-old Lady Slipper for driver Terry Gallant, she stopped the clock in 2:02.1. I D K inline to co-owner Vince Poulton took the evenings feature race converting off a perfect two-hole ride to win in 1:58.1 for co-owners Gary Poulton and Gail Macdonald. Judge Jon railed with a :28.3 kicker from sixth to nail the place prize while fraction setter Capitalism held on for third. Fresh off career win no. 2, 500 Gary Chappell was back in the winner circle again, he had two winners on the 13-dash card. He picked up his first with his own trainee Pownal Bay Tia in 2:04.1 and followed it up in race 10 aboard Lexis Mandy for trainer Chris MacKay in 1:58.1 Racing action returns to Red Shores Charlottetown on Saturday night with a 6 p.m. post-time, the card features some of the best free-for-allers the Maritimes has to offer, as well the top Open Mares on P.E.I. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Paymenowpaymelater has yet to let a horse go past her in seven career starts and that streak will continue Thursday if she has any say in it. The two-year-old trotting daughter of Northern Bailey has post 7 in the race 2 $8,000 Lady Slipper trot Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park with a 7 pm first race post time. Marc Campbell will drive the filly in the two-year-old trot division for owner Wade Peconi of Stanchel and trainer Earl Watts. Her main competition will come in the form of post 1 starter BJ Matador (Bert Honkoop) and Balanced Bailey (Kenny Arsenault) from post 5. The other Lady Slipper two-year-old trot division in race 6 has last week's runner-up to Paymenowpaymelater starting from post 4. Wait For Me has trainer Mark McKinnon in the bike for New Haven owners Mitchell and David Tierney fresh off a half-length second place finish in the P.E.I. Colt Stakes to the undefeated filly. Wait For Me has yet to see the winner's circle in her early career but that could all change Thursday night. Looking to get in her way is Summerside Raceway two-year-old trotting track record holder Suicide Shift, who is saddled with post 8 for trainer-driver Steven Shepherd, while Windemere Ty is riding a two-race win streak from post 2 for driver Jack Panting. The target is locked firmly on Seanchai as the one to beat in his $8,200 Lady Slipper three-year-old trot division in race 4 for driver Jason Hughes and owner Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach. The three-year-old son of Northern Bailey devastated the field in his last outing with a 2:02 mile, with his closest rival 11-lengths in arrears in one of the fastest three-year-old trot miles of the 2014 Maritime racing season. Seanchai will leave from post 5 in an eight-horse-field with real threats from Dusty Lane Galaxy (Gary Chappell), Phantom Beau (Arsenault) and Dunmore Chance (Panting). The other three-year-old trot division lines up in race 8 with Southfield Shadow leaving from post 3 for trainer Thane Mann, driver Terry Gallant and owner Southfield Farm Inc. of Summerside. The P Js Nabby filly is fresh off a win last week in the P.E.I. Colt Stakes and will face off with seven rivals including BJ Comanche (Clare MacDonald) and Playdale (Daniel MacDonald). The 13-dash card also includes a $2,000 feature pace in race 12 with I D K favored from the rail for driver Vincent Poulton over Capitalism (Hughes) and Judge Jon (Mike Stevenson). by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

A solid looking top-class will headline the Sunday afternoon card at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1 p.m. Narragansett has been listed as the morning-line favourite from Post 5 for Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, NS. A winner in 1:54.3 three starts back, he has five wins this season from 19 starts. The five-year-old gelded son of Rocknroll Hanover races out of the Jason Hughes stable, Hughes currently sits fourth among UTRS trainers in Canada with a .364 batting average, he is also eighth amount wins as a trainer sitting with 65. Hughes will also handle the driving duties.   Narragansett will have to do battle with Eagle Jolt, a second place finisher in his last two, the seven-year-old son of Village Jolt will look to shake the monkey off of his back from post 6. He will get the driving services of Red Shores Summerside's leading driving Marc Campbell who also handles the training duties for owners Wilbur and Marie Macdonald.   The veteran free-legged pacer Blu Meadow Willie will have his work cut out for him from Post 8, but the 10-year-old will look to find himself back into the winner circle on his home track. After four straight starts in Charlottetown, which seen two firsts a second and a third, 'Willie' will return home and once again receive the driving services of Walter Cheverie. Bob Macinnis does the training and also co-owns with his wife Brenda. Carrera Angel will look to keep his win streak alive from Post 3 for owner, trainer and driver Rocky Schurman. Pictonian Press, Blissful Bro, Dance Hanover and Mcmaverick complete the power packed field.   Summerside native Gary Chappell sits two wins away from career win number 2, 500 heading into the weekend cards at both Red Shores Charlottetown and Summerside, He will look to pick up 2, 500 with nine drives on the card Sunday. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top trotters in Eastern Canada will do battle Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as the P.E.I. Colt Stakes highlight the card. First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash card. The card has three divisions of the P.E.I. Colt Stakes for two-year-old trotters in races 1, 3 and 5. The $4,000 division in race 1 has the undefeated Paymenowpaymelater from post 4 in the compact five-horse-field with Marc Campbell in the bike for trainer Earl Watts and owner Wade Peconi of Breadalbane. The Northern Bailey filly will have to defeat Wait For Me (Mark McKinnon) and Oceanview Roz (Mike Stevenson) to keep her six-race win streak intact. Race 3 has Windemere Ty favored off the rail for driver Jack Panting, who co-owns with his grandfather, trainer Ralph Annear of Montague. His main rivals are Bayriver (Paul Lanigan) and BJ Matador (Bert Honkoop). Race 5 has a pair of the top two-year-old trotters tangoing with Tyne Valley off the rail for driver Stevenson and owner-trainer William Roloson and co-owners Scott Roloson, both of Belfast, and Kristi Pickering of Charlottetown. Summerside Raceway track record holder Suicide Shift has post 4 for co-owner and driver Steven Shepherd, co-owner and trainer Harold Shepherd, both of Stratford, and co-owner Margo Fisher of New Brunswick. The three-year-old trotters will line up in races 4, 7 and 9. Dusty Lane Galaxy headlines the $4,300 division in race 4 for trainer-driver Gary Chappell and owners Peter Buchanan of North Wiltshire and the Estate of George Boswall. The P Js Nabby trotter is riding a no-worse-than-second record in 2014, including taking a new lifetime mark of 2:02.3 in his last outing. He will face challenges from Seanchai (Jason Hughes) and JK Hustler (Walter Cheverie). BJ Comanche headlines race 7 with Clare MacDonald driving for owner-trainer Bert Honkoop of Montague. The Bo W colt has also not finished worse than second this year and will face five rivals including Phantom Beau (Kenny Arsenault) and Glencove Yoshi (Marc Campbell). Race 9 has Southfield Shadow favored for driver Terry Gallant, trainer Thane Mann and owner Southfield Farms Inc., of Summerside. Other top entries include Villager (Brian MacPhee) and Dunmore Chance (Jack Panting). The Open trotters line up in race 8 for a $1,850 purse with Frill Seeker the favorite from 3, fresh off a 2:00.4 victory for trainer-driver Arsenault and owner Ebbsfleet Stable of Stratford, Ont. The seven-horse-field also includes Pleasure Girls (Ron Gass) and Zip The Lip (MacPhee). by Nicholas Oaks, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Red Rock fought off Eagle Jolt in deep stretch to win the Saturday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in 1:56.2. Driver Jason Hughes decided against a two hole ride and sent the pacer to the front taking command of the field through a blistering 26.4 opening quarter with the half mile marker clocked at 56.1. Eagle Jolt took his shot down the backstretch going past the leader at the three-quarter station at 1:25.2 but Red Rock battled back and out sprinted Eagle Jolt for his 10th victory of the 2014 campaign for owners Donald and Steven MacRae and Melissa Trainer. Blu Meadow Willie finished strong to complete the triactor. Hughes recorded a driving hat-trick on the night. In other action, driver Gary Chappell edged closer to 2,500 career wins when he guided his own horse Windemere Eric to his fourth consecutive win during the 13 dash program. The veteran pilot is only two wins away from the milestone. Trotter My Daisey Duke claimed the evening's trot class for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Paul F. MacDonald and owner Jonathan MacDonald of North Wiltshire in 2:03.2 while three-year-old filly Fleurje notched her third in a row for driver-trainer Nicholas Oakes and owner Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach. Woodmere Rondevous, owned by Doug and Jamie Hill, Charlottetown, recorded her third consecutive victory for catch-driver Ken Murphy and trainer Ken Wilkie in 1:57.1. The Billings Driving Challenge returned to Charlottetown with local teamster Todd Walsh taking the opening leg with Blue Man Group for owner trainer Chris MacKay and owner Kristina McCourt, Summerside. Sumbodys Fool took the second division of the Billings for driver Michael Mitchel. The six-year-old gelding is owned by Barry, Trevor and Kevin Doyle of Earnscliffe. Walter Cheverie recorded a driving double for Red Shores in the local Drive for Charity promotion. Their campaign raises money for Sadie's Place on PEI. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Forever Paradise will aim to topple seven foes in the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash card. Marc Campbell will sit behind Forever Paradise from post 3 in the race 11 $2,000 feature pace for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. The four-year-old son of Western Paradise was a top stakes performer on the east coast the past two years but had spent much of 2014 racing in the United States. He has registered a 1:55.1 victory since returning to P.E.I., and race analyst Les MacIsaac will place his faith in the pacer. "He Has not been worse than second since returning to familiar surroundings and last time out earned an impressive new speed badge," MacIsaac said of Forever Paradise. "Don't rule out a repeat." He will face two tough rivals in Perfect Escape (Ron Matheson) and IDK (Vincent Poulton), who both show miles in 1:55 and change. Other entries include Mcjestic (Corey MacPherson), Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes), First Art Down (Ken Murphy), Teddys Place (Thane Arsenault) and Cabo Pan Lucas (Daniel MacDonald). The $1,850 Open trot lines up in race 5 with Zip The Lip favoured from post 5 for driver Brian MacPhee and trainer Donald Sweet. Sweet co-owns with fellow O'Leary resident Orville Willis. The six-year-old son of Ken Warkentin leaves from post 5 and brings in impressive form with a 2:01.2 victory in his last outing and a bang-up second the start before in the $10,700 P.E.I. Trotting Series final, won by Mopey Corey. His competition in the Thursday night Open trot includes Pleasure Girls (MacPherson), Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy), Lyrical Lindy (Hughes), Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew), Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass), Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) and Howmacs Pride (Campbell). Atlantic Canada's top pacing mares will go full throttle in race 9 for a $2,250 pot. Race Analyst MacIsaac selects post 1 starter Stayoutofmyaffair to land in the winner's circle for trainer-driver Hughes and owner Robi Hughes of Stratford. "Having been first or second in four of her last five starts should tell you all you need to know about her current form," MacIsaac said. "The rail just adds to her appeal." She will have to fight off a field of seven including the Jackie Matheson trained duo of For All We Know (Gary Chappell) and General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson). by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown PE - The forecast calls for clear skies in Charlottetown on Saturday night, but at Red Shores Charlottetown, Touch Of Lightning will look to strike lightning against his seven rivals in the featured 13th race. The 14-dash card gets under way at 6 p.m.   The former Maritime stakes champion has drawn post 6 for trainer - driver Earl Smith. A winner of $ 130, 387 of Maritime money, the five-year-old son of Articulator is owned by Peter and Don Smith, Gerald Morrissey and Larry Chappell.   From 11 starts this season he has five top-three finishes including a victory in 1:55.4. He comes into the event fresh off of a 1:58.4 qualifying victory and is listed as the morning-line favourite. Post 3 starter Shock The Rock is fresh off of a lifetime best score 1:56.2,   Corey MacPherson will drive the Blair Macleod trainee for owner Bethany Macleod. McMaverick ( Kenny Arsenault ), Eagle Jolt (Marc Campbell ), First Art Down (Kenny Murphy), Tempo Seelster ( Vince Poulton ), Machinthesand ( Walter Cheverie) and Narragansett (Jason Hughes ) round out the power packed feature.   Race 3 features the trotting side of things, with the ageless wonder Abundaspin as the morning line choice.   A winner of over $478, 000 in career earnings and 77 victories lifetime, the 14 - year-old is rapidly approaching the mandatory retirement at the end of the year. Harold Shepherd handles the driving and training for owner Mikaela Lustic.   He isn't the only horse in the race with over $400,000 to his credit. The rail entry Rate Exchange has $418, 120 lifetime at the age of 11. He will make his third start in Charlottetown for owner Kathryn Gilfoy and trainer Jonah Moase. He will pick up the services of Ron Matheson.   Well a pair of veterans square off in the open trot, another veteran in his own right, Gary Chappell will look to obtain his 2, 500 driving victory. He sits four wins away after doubling up on the Wednesday card at Red Shores Summerside. Chappell has eight drives on the program.   Hughes trainees headline Labor Day card   A pair of Jason Hughes trainees will look to deliver defeat to their five rivals on the special Labor Day card, Monday at Red Shores' Summerside. The 13-dash card gets under way at 1 p.m.   Post 4 starter Capitalism will look to price the field when he lines up behind the gate for a claiming tag of $8, 000. A winner on National Driving Championship night in Charlottetown in 1:56.2, the five-year-old son of Tell All ha been no worst than second in his five, including two victories for owner Jason Collings. Hughes will handle the driving duties. His stablemate Cambest Kisser leaves from Post 6 for Donald and Steven MacRae. A winner of 24 races lifetime, 'Kisser' will make his second start off of the self. Brian MacPhee will drive. Rymar Sporty, Keystone Nobility, Van Zant, Carrera Angel and Blissful Bro complete the field.   The Harold "June" Culleton Memorial goes in Race 2 with Mayhem Man listed as the morning line favourite for pilot Norris Rogers. The two-year-old son of Coasttocoast Yankee is owned by Mary Jean and Jay Noye. He was a third place finisher in his Joe O'Brien grassroots division on August 20. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

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