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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

Summerside PE- The two and three-year-old trotters were in full flight on Wednesday night at Red Shores' Summerside as they compete in the Lady Slipper Stake to see who could take home a slipper of their own. The headlines were all over during the card and they got underway early, in the second division for two-year-old trotters. It is the year for trotting track record to fall and that is exactly what happened when Suicide Shift in line to Steven Shepherd went wire to wire in 2:04.1, shaving a fifth of a second off of the track record for two-year-old trotting colts. Shepherd fired the son of Pjs Nabby off the wings laying down fractions of :30.4, 1:02 and 1:33.3 defeating Wait For Me by three lengths, Tyne Valley rallied for third. Shepherd is a co-owner on the colt along with Margo Fisher and his father Harold, who does the training. In Race 7, it was the undefeated streak that stayed alive for Paymenowpaymelater, the two-year-old daughter of Northern Bailey extended her streak to six winning in 2:05.4 for owner Wade Peconi and trainer Earl Watts. Tuesday nights runner up in the National Driving Championship at Red Shores' Charlottetown, Marc Campbell did the driving picking up his second victory on the card. He picked up a dead heat victory in the fourth race aboard R Es Nancy who dead-heated with Duchess Killean. The other $ 5, 800 division of two-year-old trotters went to Windemere Ty for owner - trainer Ralph Annear, his grandson Jack Panting handled the driving duties getting up in the final strides to nail trot setter J K Blaze on the line in 2:05.4. Buddy The Elf was third. In the second division of three-year-old trotters, Gary Chappell moved that much closer to his 2,500 career driving victory when he guided his own trainee Dusty Lane Galaxy to the winners enclosure. Owned by Peter Buchanan and the Estate of George Boswall, the son of Pjs Nabby made every call a winning one in 2:02.3 . Chappell didn't stop their he picked up his 2,496 in Race 10 aboard Paradise Rose, for a double on the night. The other 'Slipper' went to B J Comanche in 2:03.2 for the 'Queen' of the Maritimes Clare MacDonald. The son of Bo W fended off Southfield Shadow and J K Hustler. Bert Honkoop is the owner, trainer and breeder. Driver Walter Cheverie picked up right where he left off from Saturday nights card in Charlottetown, fresh off a five-bagger, he picked up two more victories including a victory with his own trainee Nobestbfor in the evenings top class. Cheverie hustled him off the wings and laid down all the fractions winning in 1:58.2. He also won win Sendmeasign in Race 8. Corey MacPherson also had a driving double winning with Life Savior in a nights best 1:57.2 and with Dusty Lane Dora in 1:57.4 Racing action returns on Saturday night in Charlottetown with a 6 p.m. post time. A special Labour Day card goes Monday at 1 p.m. in Summerside.  by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - Not only is she unbeatable, she's been untouchable. Paymenowpaymelater will put her undefeated five-race win streak on the line Wednesday night at Red Shores' Summerside in the $5,800 Lady Slipper for two-year-old trotters. Post-time for the 13-dash card is 7 p.m. The daughter of Northern Bailey has drawn the outside Post 7 in the evenings seventh Race. The Earl Watts trainee has been untouchable this season winning by more than two lengths in all of her races to date. Her last start during Old Home Week was the fastest of her career, winning in 2:05.2 for owner Wade Peconi. Her regular pilot Kenny Arsenault once again will not be in the sulky as he will have to drive his own trainee Balanced Bailey from Post 3. This leaves the lines in the hands of Summerside's leading driver Marc Campbell. Her stiffest competition comes from the rail starter Bayriver. Owned by William Lanigan, the daughter of Nikes Image has four second place finishes this season from five starts, She was fourth to Paymenowpaymelater in her last start. Paul Lanigan does the training and driving. B J Matador, Balanced Bailey, Dusty Lane Jacob, Oceanview Roz and Windemere Tribe round out the field. Driver Walter Cheverie will look to keep his hands hot in the first division of the Lady Slipper for two-year-old trotters. Fresh off of a five-bagger in Charlottetown on Saturday night, Cheverie's first mount comes in Race 1 aboard the morning line favourite J K Blaze from Post 6. Owned and trained by Joe Smallwood the Chestnut son of Northern Bailey was a winner in his last start, and has three top three finishes from five starts this season. Campbell will look to get the ball rolling early as well. Fresh off an appearance in the National Driving Championship, Tuesday night in Charlottetown, Campbell will drive his own trainee, Dusty Lane Jewel in the first race. Another winner in her last start, 'Jewel' also comes in with three top three finishes in five starts, she has drawn the 2-spot. Suicide Shift is the morning line choice in the Race 3 division. The two-year-old son of Pjs Nabby is owned by Steven and Harold Shepherd along with Margo Fisher. Harold is the trainer and son Steven will do the driving. A third place finisher in his first life-time start, he will go up against Wait For Me, who finished second in the very same race last time out. David and Mitchell Tierney own the full sister to former Maritime Champion Waitin On A Woman. Mark McKinnon trains and drives. The first division of the Lady Slipper for three-year-old trotters goes in Race 5 with Southfield Shadow headlining the field of seven. A lifetime best winner in her previous outing, Southfield Shadow is owned by the Southfield Farms, Thane Mann does the training on the three-year-old daughter of Pjs Nabby, Terry Gallant will drive. B J Comanche a runner-up to Southfield Shadow in his last race, has finished in the top two in all of his races this year. Clare MacDonald will driver for owner - trainer Bert Honkoop. The trotting action wraps up in Race 9 with the second and final division of three-year-old trotters lining up for a purse of $ 8,200. A duo of outside starters will look to do battle for the lions share of the purse. Post 6 starter Incredibility will look to follow in her sister Paymenowpaymelater's footsteps and win for her new connections Wade Peconi and the Windemere Farms, Watts does the training and Kenny Arsenault will drive. Dusty Lane Galaxy is the Post 7 starter, with 13 top two finishes from 16 starts he is the morning line favourite for trainer-driver Gary Chappell who is only six wins away from career win 2,500. The evenings feature goes in Race 12, from the rail out is 1. Lucky Journal (Terry Gallant) 2. Lucky Encounter (Norris Rogers) 3. Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie) 4. Godivabeachdiamond (Marc Campbell) 5. Ulla Bayama (Ken Murphy) 6. Onehotvett (Wade Sorrie) 7. Bad Date (Jason Hughes) 8. Pictonian Press (Gary Chappell) For race programs, top picks and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Hail The Taxi will seek to fend off seven foes in the feature pace Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell will drive the four-year-old son of Art Major from post 2 in the $1,900 race 11 feature for Ontario owners Brian Evans and Randy Van Meer as well as Lynda MacSwain of Morell. Darren Trainor conditions the pacer, who was a winner in 1:56.2 his last start out. Race analyst Les MacIsaac also places his faith in Hail The Taxi to land in the CDP winner's circle. "He's been steadily climbing back up the class ladder as he seems to be regaining his confidence," MacIsaac said, "and last time out earned a win in what happens to be the fastest on the page this year. Don't rule out a repeat." Also in the event is Sterling Seelster (Mark Bradley), Tyber Champ (Rocky Schurman), Mcjestic (Corey MacPherson), Sa Summers Luck (Gary Chappell), Van Zant (Ron Matheson), Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) and Rymar Sporty (Ken Murphy). The card has two trot classes slated to go in races 3 and 5. Race 3 has Juarez Cyclone picked to win for trainer-driver Paul Morrison of Cardigan, who co-owns with John Breau of Shediac Cape, N.B. He will face off against seven rivals including Lace (Brian Andrew) and fellow Morrison trainees Mile Hill Belle (Corey MacPherson) and Oysterbed Margaret (Brian MacPhee). Race 5 has Glencove Uday trying to get the job done from post 1 for driver MacPherson and owner-trainer Carl Bagnall of Stratford. The seven-year-old daughter of Bo W has been winless so far this season but knocking on the door nearly every start. Her competition in the compact field of six comes from Sandhill Angel (Kenny Arsenault) and Dunmore Alpha (Ted Smallwood). The back-up pace lines up in race 12 with Rash B Havior (Michael Peters) favored off the rail against Artners In Crime (Ron Matheson) and Painted Pony (MacPhee). by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

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

Atlantic Sires Stakes two and three-year-old trotters provided exciting harness racing action at Inverness Raceway on Wednesday evening, including setting a new track record for three-year-old trotters. Dusty Lane Galaxy took the new track record when he crossed the finish line in 2:03.4 with driver-trainer Gary Chappell in the bike. The bay trotting gelding is owned by Peter Buchanan, North Wiltshire, PE and the Estate of George Boswall, Frenchfort, PE. The other three-year-old trot event on the evening card went to B J Comanche and driver Clare MacDonald in 2:04.2 for owner-trainer Bert Honkoop of Montague PE. The two-year-old trotters also had a chance to shine as Tyne Valley and driver Mike Stevenson captured first place honours in their event in 2:11.1 for owners William and Scott Roloson, Belfast, PE and Kristi Pickering, Charlottetown, PE. The second two year-old trotting event went to Paymenowpaymelater and driver Kenny Arsenault in 2:06.4 for owner Wade Peconi of Stanchel, PE. The Atlantic Sires Stakes trotting events across the Maritimes are presented by Meridian Farms. Not to be out done by the trotters, the two-year-old pacing fillies also strutted their stuff at the Inverness oval. Woodmere Dancenart and driver-trainer Clare MacDonald won their 'A' division event in 2:01.2 for owners Morah Kerr, Greenfield, NS and Phonsie MacEachern, Port Hood, NS. The other 'A' division event on the race card went to Jann Down and driver Gilles Barrieau in 2:01.4 for the Downey Stables of Quispamsis, NB. I Can Do Anything crossed the finish line first in the lone 'B' division event with owner-driver-trainer Keith Ford in the bike. Gordon Neill of Charlottetown, PE, shares the ownership papers on the two-year-old filly. Atlantic Sires Stakes racing action heats up again this weekend as a full slate of events will take place during Old Home Week at Red Shores Charlottetown Driving Park. For a complete schedule of events and to view current point standings, visit www.atlanticsiresstakes.ca. Lynne MacLennan  

Charlottetown PE- A newcomer to the Island racing scene was quick to leave his mark at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park Thursday night. Red Magician made his first start on red soil a winning one for owners Dale and Ronnie Rennie of Elmsdale. The four-year-old chestnut gelding laid down fractions of :28.4, 1:00.1, 1:30.4 before closing it out in 2:00 over a track carrying a four seconds variant. Kenny Murphy handled the driving duties for trainer Clarkie Smith. Shock The Rock was second and Windemere Express finished third. The 4-H Club of P.E.I were at Red Shores in full force Thursday night, as they cheered Hurrah right into the winners circle. The three-year-old Shadow Play colt was a winner in 2:01.2 for trainer - driver Mark Bradley. Hurrah is part of a new promotion this season at Red Shores called Hurrah 4 Island Charities, in partnership with Meridian Farms. It sees the horses entire earnings each month donated to charities across P.E.I. This months charity is the 4-H club of P.E.I, members from the Montague 4-H club joined he connections in the winner circle. Caliban Hanover notched another victory into his belt in the Open trot for trainer - driver Ronnie Gass. The nine-year-old picked up his 40th lifetime victory for his owner Wendell MacDonald of Cornwall in 2:03. Twelve different drivers picked up victories on the 12-dash card. Racing action returns to Red Shores' Charlottetown Saturday night with a 6 p.m. post time. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Summerside PE- Racing returned to Red Shores' Summerside Wednesday night after a successful Governor's Plate Week. It was the story of the mare who beat the boys, in the evenings top class. Ultimate Faith had the odds stacked against her being one of only two mares in the evenings feature race, but driver Marc Campbell gunned her to the front off the gate, before letting fraction setter Lucky Encounter clear to the lead. Campbell flipped her out at the head of the stretch off a perfect two-hole ride to get up for the victory in 1:58.2 for owner Able Arsenault and trainer Philip Desroches. Lisfinny was second, Lucky Encounter laid down fractions of :29, :58.2 and 1:28.1 fading to finish third. How high were the odds stacked against her. Well the tote board told the story. She paid $ 40.40 to win, $ 36.30 to place and $5.60 to show. In Race 2 on the evening Dialamara caught the eyes of many, with a maiden voyage in 1:59.3. The two-year-old Lis Mara - Ladysai colt re-took the lead just past the quarter, laying down fractions of :30.3, 1:01, 1:31.1, sprinting home in :28.3, to close it out for owner Doug Mac Phee and trainer Tom Weatherbie. The colt got things under way for Jason Hughes getting his first of two winners on the card. He also won win Roccos Cavallo. The second double on the night was part of a driver - trainer - owner combination. Driver Terry Gallant, trainer Thane Mann and owner Casey Gavin got their winning start early. The first race of the night. Silverhill Princes got the ball rolling in 2:00, and in Race 6 her stable mate Sillverhill Lucky wired the field in 1:59. Summerside native Gary Chappell who is closing in on 2,500 lifetime driving victories was number five on the list of doubles for the night. He recorded a driving double aboard Instant Fantasy and Ultimate Success. Red Shores made a special presentation to driver Mike Stevenson in the winner circle on Wednesday, after Stevenson picked up his 1, 500 career driving victory in Truro on Tuesday. Racing action returns to Red Shores Racetrack and Casino in Charlottetown on Thursday night after a week darkness due to Governor's Plate. The card will feature Hurrah For Island Charities. Post time is 7 p.m. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Red Magician will look to work his magic off the rail 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. Ken Murphy will drive Red Magician from post 1 in the race 11 $1,800 feature pace for trainer Clarkie Smith and owners Dale and Ronnie Rennie of Elmsdale. The four-year-old chestnut son of Badlands Hanover had been racing in Ontario for trainer Paul Mackenzie and was a winner his last start out in 1:55.2 at Grand River Raceway in Elora, Ont. Race analyst Les MacIsaac places his faith in Red Magician in his East Coast debut. "We don't know anything about this guy but his recent form at Grand River should tell you all you need," MacIsaac said. "He has a pair of wins in the 1:54-1:55 range in the past month, and a spot on the pylons for his local debut. Top call." The race has some entries that can pace right with Red Magician, as Perfect Escape (Ron Matheson) has post 6. He made breaks in his last two races while free-legged but trainer Jackie Matheson qualified the horse in 1:58.1 last week with hopples on and could return to the 1:55 form he showed in his first few P.E.I. starts. Beckenbauer (Kenny Arsenault) has post 2, fresh off a 1:55.4 romp Governor's Plate night at the Summerside Raceway. Other entries include IDK (Vincent Poulton), Windemere Express (Mike McGuigan), Shock The Rock (Corey MacPherson) and Rymar Sporty (Gary Chappell). Frill Seeker is the one to beat in the seven-horse Open Trot class, which lines up in race 5 for a $1,850 purse. Trainer Kenny Arsenault will be in the bike behind Frill Seeker from post 2 for owner Ebbsfleet Stable of Stratford, Ont. The six-year-old Angus Hall gelding was an impressive winner in his Island debut with a 10-length victory in 1:59.2 last Friday in Summerside. He will battle with the veterans of the top trot, Abundaspin and Zip The Lip, who have virtually dominated the class the past two years. Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) has post 5 while Zip The Lip (Brian MacPhee) will leave from post 6. The field also includes Song Dream (Vaughan Doyle), Pleasure Girls (MacPherson), Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) and Lyrical Lindy (Walter Cheverie). The back-up pace lines up in race 8 for a $1,400 purse with Rymar Romeo favoured for trainer-driver and co-owner Steven Murphy and fellow Island co-owner Ambrose Gillis and Nova Scotian Shawn MacLennan. Other top entries in that race include Astronomical Union (Arsenault), Umiztagoodthing (Todd Walsh) and Brodys Leona (MacPherson). by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

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