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SUMMERSIDE, PE – Royaltywestho has cruised through the first part of the 2018 season dominating the three-year-old pacing filly division but the former leading money winning three-year-old in North America returned to form Friday evening in Atlantic Sires Stakes action at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway as part of Governor’s Plate week racing. Bettim Jackie had a solid winter season racing in Ontario but has remained winless since coming back East for the start of the Atlantic Stakes season, but that all changed Friday night. The daughter of Andreoli Hanover was sent first over in her $13,040 Atlantic Sires Stakes A-Division by driver Gilles Barrieau and powered past the undefeated Royaltywestho (Driven by Walter Cheverie) going to three-quarters. Bettim Jackie lengthened her advantage to a six-and-a-half length winning margin in 1:55.3, just two-fifth shy of Elm Grove Inarush's 2014 track record for sophomore pacing fillies. Royaltywestho had to settle for second while Woodmere Wyldstyle (Corey MacPherson) was third. Bettim Jackie is co-owned and trained by Jeff Lilley of Milton for co-owners Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown and Danny Purcell of Newport, N.S. The other $13,040 A-division was won by Chocolate Terror and trainer-driver Darren Crowe in a race that was full of action from the start. Heavily favoured R Es Shabla (Mike McGuigan) made at the start to be a non-factor while Elm Grove Maddy (Dale Spence) tussled with Elm Grove Mistress (Earl Smith) to the quarter in 28.1. Elm Grove Mistress was forced to take a seat in second while Elm Grove Maddy hit the half in 57.3 then was overtaken by Chocolate Terror to the outside before the three-quarters in 1:26.4 with the final time of 1:56.3. Tobins Terror (Gary Chappell) was second with the 93-1 shot Kahlua Morning (Jason Hughes) in third. Chocolate Terror is owned by David Livingstone of Halifax, N.S. The trio of $2,500 B-Divisions were claimed by Izzies Angel in 1:58.4 for trainer-driver Terry Gallant of Summerside, Shy Artie in 2:00.1 with Dale Spence driving for trainer Tommy Gunn of New Brunswick and Howmac Impeccable in 2:00.4 for driver David Dowling and trainer Earl Watts of Hampshire. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

TRURO, N.S. - A member of team P.E.I. outmatched his competition Friday evening at Truro Raceway and captured the Atlantic Regional Driving Championship. Gilles Barrieau recorded a driving triple in the eight race event at the Nova Scotia oval to earn him a spot in the National Driving Championship set for September at Grand River Raceway in Ontario alongside second place finisher Redmond Doucet of Nova Scotia. All of the action was broadcast world wide on, as part of a special presentation. A native of Saint John, N.B., Barrieau has become a regular at both Red Shores tracks on Prince Edward Island in recent year giving him the necessary win totals to gain him a spot as a P.E.I. representative. "I had a great night," Barrieau said after being crowned victor in the Atlantic Regional. "All of the drivers are competitive. It was a great evening and everything just worked out for me." Barrieau finished the competition with 72 total points to punch his ticket to Ontario for the National Driving Championship. Redmond Doucet finished second with 61 points, Jason Hughes was third with 60 points while fellow Island representative Marc Campbell was fourth on the evening with 57 points. Fifth on the evening was Darren Crowe at 42 points, followed by Todd Trites at 40 points, John Gerard Kennedy at 23 points and Island representative Ken Murphy was eighth with 21 points. Friday night in Truro, Barrieau scored wins in race 2 with Sock It To Em in 1:58.1 for owner-trainer Kenneth Parker Jr., of Gays River, N.S., race 5 with Miss Sangria in 1:58.2 for trainer George Rennison of Truro and the race 9 finale with Four Brass Starz in 1:59.4 for trainer Nick MacGillivray of Stratford, P.E.I., who shipped over for the regional contest. Barrieau won the inaugural National Driving Championship in 2007 to represent Canada in New Zealand and Australia. In other Atlantic Regional Driving Championship action, Redmond Doucet opened up the night at the Nova Scotia half-miler with a victory aboard CJ Bluefin in 2:00 for trainer Neil Bambrick of Charlottetown, P.E.I. Doucet continued his early dominance in the third race of the night in 2:01 for trainer Parker. P.E.I. representative Jason Hughes then had a strong surge in the middle of the competition as the Stratford horseman won two races from his own stable scoring with Silverinyourpocket in 1:58.1 in race 4 and Jeb in 1:57 in race 6. Race 7 saw Truro's own representative, Darren Crowe, visit the winner's circle with Montreal Phil in 1:57.2 from his own stable. The card also featured a $2,500 preferred pace with Hughes cutting all the fractions to romp by four lengths with Mr Irresistible in 1:54.2 for a training triple from his own stable. Danny Birt of Stratford, P.E.I, owns the pacer. At the National Driving Championship in September, Barrieau and Doucet will join Western Regional finalists Jamie Gray and Kelly Hoerdt, along with Ontario finalists Trevor Henry and Louis-Philippe Roy. The eight driver competition will be rounded out by the top two in the Eastern Ontario/Quebec Regional Driving Championship being held Saturday (June 30) at Kawartha Downs in Peterborough, Ont. The winner of the National Driving Championship will represent Canada at the World Driving Championship in Sweden in 2019 alongside defending World Driving Champion James MacDonald, a native of Kingston, P.E.I. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – As soon as Perfect Escape established himself with the lead it was lights out on the Thursday evening feature event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gilles Barrieau guarded his post 1 position with Perfect Escape off the gate in the $2,200 feature event laying down unchallenged fractions of 28.3, 57.2 and 1:26.1 before drawing clear by five lengths to score in 1:55.3. Tobinator (Driven by Corey MacPherson) sat in the pocket to finish second while Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie) completed the triactor. Perfect Escape is trained by Jackie Matheson for owners Jack Keenan of Stratford, P.E.I., and Joseph Dahl of Burlington, Ont. Freddie put together a narrow victory in the $1,950 Open Trot from his assigned post 7. Marc Campbell was in the bike for the neck decision in 2:01.1 over Holy Molie Maggie (Cheverie) and Isabella Hanover (Adam Merner). Freddie is owned by Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston, who also had another win on the card. Owner Three Wisemen Stable and trainer-driver Campbell clicked in the race 12 finale with Keepcalmndanceon stopping the clock in 1:59.1 in the $1,600 event. Driver Adam Merner tripled up on the evening program winning with Innocent Kiss in 2:00.2 for trainer Melissa Rennie of Charlottetown, Dustylanejazz in 2:02.2 for Stephen Gass of Cornwall and Professor Gordon in a 2:00.4 trot mile for Deanna Clow of New Haven. For more information go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - The top aged pacing mares in Atlantic Canada had their first stakes meeting of the 2018 season with Sodwana Bay recording the fastest mile of the day and unseating the undefeated Ramblinglily at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. With Gilles Barrieau in the bike, Sodwana Bay used a first over advance to capture her $3,870 division of the first leg of the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series. Drivingthedragon N set the tempo of 28.1, 57.4 and 1:26.3 in line to Jason Hughes with Sodwana Bay grinding away on the outside before kicking clear in the stretch to win by two-and-three-quarter lengths in 1:55.3. Sodwana Bay was making her East Coast debut for trainer Barrieau and owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire. Second went to Prettyndangerous (Driven by Adam Merner) while Ramblinglily (Gary Chappell) had her win streak snapped at three victories to finish third. The other $3,870 division went to West River Ambyr and driver Steven Shepherd in a mile time of 1:57.4 over Brief Interlude (Merner) and Best Risque (Hughes). A five-year-old daughter of Brandons Cowboy, West River Ambyr is trained by Harold Shepherd for owners Haley Shepherd of Stratford and Clare MacDonald of Antigonish, N.S. Mando Fun hit the winner's circle in the $2,200 featured event stopping the clock in 1:56.2 with Barrieau in the bike. The mild up setter is co-owned and trained by Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley and co-owned by Donald Callbeck of Kensington. Salmonier Storm (Ambyr Campbell) rallied for second with race favourite Heart And Soul (Walter Cheverie) completing the triactor. Barrieau recorded a driving triple on the card also winning with Moramappo in 2:00.2 for trainer Stephen Mason of New Brunswick. Austin Sorrie recorded the fastest win of his young driving career as part of a training and driving double. Sorrie clicked with JJ Powerball in 1:56.1 and Dustylanesam in 1:58. Live racing continues on Prince Edward Island with live racing Thursday at Red Shores Charlottetown followed by another card Saturday evening featuring the Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational. Red Shores Summerside holds live racing again next Sunday afternoon, June 24, at 1 P.M. For more information check out by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A field of seven hot horses will collide in the Thursday evening top class at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 6:30 P.M. for the 12-dash Thursday program with the $2,200 top pacing class lining up in race 11. Give Em Heck has rail control while riding a three-race win streak into the event for driver Gilles Barrieau, trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Colin Sheppard of Spaniards Bay, N.L. The seven-year-old son of Perfect Union has been impeccable since teaming up with Barrieau this season as the pacer remains undefeated while the New Brunswick teamster is at the lines. Nogreatmischief draws post 6 but has strung together four straight top two finishes leading into Thursday's race for trainer-driver Walter Cheverie. Narragansett also has yet to miss the top two so far in 2018 with Jason Hughes at the lines for Ashley Gamester of Hunter River, while post 2 starter Dilans Mustang is fresh off a victory in 1:57.4 for driver Ken Murphy. Race analyst Les MacIsaac uses post position as a deciding factor in his Thursday evening selection as he chooses Give Em Heck to land in the winner's circle. "Give Em Heck is steadily climbing the class ladder but he's yet to taste defeat since teaming up with Gilles and lady luck seems to be on his side draw day.," MacIsaac said. "With what appears to be another easy path to the front he's hard to go against." Other entries include Stars Above (Driven by Steven Shepherd), Dial The Bossman (Mark Bradley) and Likely To Win (Adam Merner). The Open trot lines up in race 5 with $1,950 on the line. Freddie is the one with the target on his back leaving from post 5 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. The six-year-old Majestic Son trotter was defeated in this class last week by Osprey Impact but with her absent this Thursday Freddie is sure to be the favourite. Frill Seeker defeated this class earlier in the season and gets post 2 this week for trainer-driver Kenny Arsenault while Holy Molie Maggie (Walter Cheverie) is fresh off a pair of third places finishes from post 3. Race 7 has a newcomer to Charlottetown in the $1,650 event as Swingin Swan leaves from post 5 for driver Myles Heffernan, co-owner and trainer Rachel Andrew of Milton and Denise Andrew of Calgary, Alta. The four-year-old boasts 12 lifetime wins from just 42 starts but remains empty in the win column this season. This Saturday and Sunday marks the return of the $100,000 Dash for Cash promotion which also includes a host of secondary prizes. For Complete details go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside are gearing up for a busy season with exciting race series, signature events, and the 7th annual Drive for Charity presented by Red Shores. The Drive for Charity event features 10 of Prince Edward Island's top harness drivers, based on 2017 statistics from Charlottetown and Summerside racetracks. The drivers will partner with Island businesses to raise money for local charities. Each win will earn $25 toward their charity. Here are the participating businesses, drivers and their charities. Red Shores Racetrack & Casino- Jason Hughes - Muscular Dystrophy Canada Daniel R Ross Ltd - Kenny Arsenault - Camp Gencheff Meridian Farms - Walter Cheverie - Kidsport PEI A&M Snow Removal - Marc Campbell - MS Society Hansen Electric - Ken Murphy - Canadian Mental Health MacQuarrie's Meats - Gilles Barrieau - Upper Room Food Bank Metro Home Building Centre - Corey MacPherson - PEI Cancer Society Charlottetown Veterinary Clinic - Adam Merner - Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation in memory of Shelley Gass MacRae Backhoe and Trucking- Gary Chappell - Wolf Manor Equestrian Centre 'Syntrak Print and Graphic Design - Mark Bradley - PEI Hospice Foundation The promotion begins on Saturday June 2, 2018 and wraps up on Sunday September 30th. The official draw was held Tuesday during a reception in the Top of the Park. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

The 58th running of the Gold Cup and Saucer race at the Charlottetown Driving Park ended with a come-from-behind harness racing victory for Shadow Place and driver Gilles Barrieau, a native of Dieppe, N.B. Shadow Place, an underdog according to odds makers, made up a considerable distance in the final stretch to snatch first place in the race from the favoured Always At My Place. Barrieau won his fourth career Gold Cup and Saucer race after victories in 1997, 2000, and 2002. Shadow Place finished with a time of 1:53.2 and Always at My Place finished in 1:53.3, Arque Hanover finished third in 1:54. By Malcolm Campbell Reprinted with permission of the CBC News

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Harness racing driver Gilles Barrieau will have a chance to defend his Paul MacDonald Memorial Driving Championship trophy Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The New Brunswick reinsmen has been a regular at the capital oval in the summer months the past few years, and ended up tied for first place during the horseperson's day card in 2015. Ron Matheson was tied with Barrieau in that event, but will not compete during the annual horseperson's day card being held this Saturday in Charlottetown with a 12:30 P.M. post time for the 16-dash card. The driver with the most points in the nine race competition will be crowned champion in the Paul MacDonald Driving Championship sponsored by the P.E.I. Standardbred Horse Owner's Association. Barrieau starts out the action in race 3 aboard Mayhem Man for trainer Jay Noye of Pleasant Valley against a field of eight other drivers. The competition features the top five dash winning drivers of 2016 in Charlottetown with Marc Campbell, Corey MacPheron, Barrieau, Jason Hughes and Gary Chappell in that category. The top two percentage drivers with over 75 starts, Adam Merner and Kenny Arsenault, will also compete, along with the top two percentage drivers with 40-75 starts, represented by Don MacNeill and Todd Walsh. Every race is sponsored on the 16-dash program with the driving championship events in races 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 14. Freddie is sure to the be the post time favourite in the race 6 $1,850 Open trot labelled as the Emmett and Albert Bernard Memorial with Campbell training and driving for the Three Wisemen Stable of Cornwall. The fout-year-old son of Majestic Son was handicapped to the outside in the field of eight that also includes Thunderaway (Hughes) and Holy Molie Maggie (Chappell). D Gs Camme and Drivingthedragon N will hook up again after the latter posted an upset in last week's feature pace. Barrieau gets the call behind D Gs Camme for trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Ron Matheson, Tom Clark and Quentin and Hal Bevan from post 6. Drivingthedragon N has trainer-driver Hughes for owner Donald MacRae of Veron Bridge after not being worse than third in her last 13 starts. The field of eight, sponsored by Larry Chappell Construction, also includes Painted Desert (Wade Sorrie), Simon Said (Arsenault), All Turain (MacPherson), Someone Like You (Mike McGuigan), Eagle Jolt (Campbell), and Smiley Bayama (Adam Merner). By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

Multiple award winning harness racing driver Gilles Barrieau will see action this Saturday afternoon at Exhibition Park Raceway.   Horse Racing New Brunswick will host the provinces last race card of the harness racing season after this past Monday's card was cancelled due to poor weather and track conditions.   Saturday's top-class on Saturday afternoon will include the provinces top overnight horse of 2016 in New Brunswick, Fall Bliss. Dr. Mitchell Downey will pilot the pacer from post-five in race five.   Meanwhile, three-year-old stakes winner K D Overdrive will have Gilles Barrieau in the bike from post-two in the afternoon's $ 1350 main event on the five-dash program.   Horse Racing New Brunswick would like to thank all horsemen, volunteers, staff and everyone who made racing in New Brunswick possible for the 2016 racing season.   Post time for race one at Exhibition Park Raceway is scheduled for a 1:00 P.M start.   Scott Waddell

Charlottetown, PE - Perfect Escape won the Thursday night harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in a dazzling 1:54.2. Gilles Barrieau was in the bike for the victory and put the Jackie Matheson trainee on the point lighting up fractions of 27.4, 57 and 1:26. The winner is owned by Jack Keenan, Stratford, PE and Joseph Dahl, Burlington, Ontario. Likely To Win was second with Three Truths third. Majian Chester won his trotting division for trainer-driver James Ripley and owner Marylea Ripley, Amherst, NS. The open trotters squared off in race 6 with Summerside track record holder Thunderaway, in line to Jason Hughes, beating Charlottetown trot record holder Osprey Impact in gate to wire fashion in 1:59.4. Foxyhall Racing, Summerside, PE is the owner. Driver Brian Andrew recorded a driving double on the program with Neal delivering as the favorite in the opener while long-shot Honor Roll upset the field in race 7. The horses are co-owned by Brian and William Andrew, Calgary, Alberta. Fly With Max, owned by Mark Ramsey, Greenwood, NS, posted an impressive mile of 1:55.4 for trainer Mark Bradley and driver Marc Campbell. It was Campbell's second winner of the night. Wager was 29,375 For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - The PEI Colt Stakes are in the books but this year's chapter belongs to Gilles Barrieau after the veteran harness racing driver recorded four winners in the Saturday afternoon program and made five trips to the winner's circle on the evening card for nine victories at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The New Brunswick native began his remarkable day aboard Twomacsoneshadow in the two-year-old colt division of the PEI Colt stakes tripping the timer in 1:58 flat and then came right back with Woodmere Dreams for trainer Ken Wilkie in 1:59.3. The driving triple came with Outrageous Belle while Woodmere Soul notched the grand-slam in 1:59to give Earl Watts a training double. The other PEI Colt stake winners in the afternoon were Goodmorning Ky (Norris Rogers), Tobinator (Corey MacPherson), Woodmere Finesse (Kenny Arsenault), Mick Dundee (Don MacNeill) and The Hawk (Danny Romo). The three-year-old colts and fillies were in the spotlight with the PEI Colt stakes under the lights for the second half of the double-header. Barrieau was back in victory lane with Jackson K Down for trainer Steve Mason and the Downey Stable, Quispamsis, NB. The former National Driving representative also collected stakes hardware with Every Time for trainer Eddy Doucette while Four Brass Starz and Santiago Style gave him his fourth on the night. Barrieau's ninth and final win of the day came with Clic K in the evening's top class in a torrid 1:53.3. The eight-year-old son of Shanghai Phil, owned by the Plo Stable, Donagh, PE and trained by Jackie Matheson, won by three lengths over a fast closing Nogreatmischief (Gary Chappell) and OK Galahad (Jason Hughes) third. Adam Merner enjoyed a driving triple with scores aboard Beaus Cowboy in the PEI Colt stakes in 1:56.3 for trainer Ron Gass and owner Alex MacPhee, Clyde River, PE. Merner also opened the card with Windemere Stanley and won the finale with Likely To Win in 1:55.4. The pacer notched his third win in a row. The other stakes winners were Southfield Sassy (Terry Gallant), Heart and Soul (Clare MacDonald), Alberta Sky (Ken Murphy) and Scarlet Safari (Marc Campbell). In other action, Drivingthedragon N captured the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series, presented by Standardbred Canada, for trainer-driver Jason Hughes and owner Don MacRae, Vernon Bridge, PE. The mare stopped the timer in 1:55 flat for her third in a row. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Starcastic captured the Dr. Blair Kelly Memorial Pace Friday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gilles Barrieau scored the winning drive over the rain soaked capital oval in 1:58.3 in the $2,350 event for trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Bobbi Jo Gaudet of Charlottetown and Billy MacKenzie of Stratford. Iron Phil (Louis Philippe Roy) laid down the early fractions of 29, 58.1 and 1:29 to end up second with Starcastic using a second over trip to score the one length victory with with Waterside Light (Marc Campbell) finishing third. Barrieau and Matheson also teamed up for the win with Mozartsplace in 1:59 for owners Brad Duplisea and Shawn McAdam, both of Charlottetown. Jason Hughes had a driving double on the program, visiting the winner's circle with Fleurje after a 2:00.2 victory and Beckenbauer with a 2:01.2 win. The total wager was $47,242 on the 10-dash program. Old Home Week racing continues Saturday in Charlottetown with a doubleheader on tap with a 1 time for the afternoon card and a 7 p.m. post time for the evening program featuring Sobey's Gold Cup and Saucer trial 1. By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Clic K captured the MacPherson Roche Smith and Associates Pace Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Harness racing driver Gilles Barrieau engineered the winning drive in the $2,100 feature event for owner PLO Stables of Donagh and trainer Jackie Matheson. The chestnut pacer went down the highway for an open length 1:54.4 victory over Casimir Luciano (Marc Campbell) and Pan Larceny (Louis Philippe Roy). Montreal Phil captured his division of the first leg of the Alpine $4,000 Claiming Series for Horse and Geldings winning in 1:56.2 for trainer Rene Allard and owners Allard Racing Inc. of Quebec. The win was number 60 of Montreal Phil's career and left the pacer just $32 shy of $700,000 in career earnings. Steve Morton of Nova Scotia paid the claiming tag for the veteran and will give him his new home. Beechwood Tiger won the other Horse and Geldings division in 1:58.2 for trainer-driver-owner Myles Heffernan of Nova Scotia. Campbell captured the Mares leg of the Alpine $4,000 claiming series with the Allard trained My Ideal Hanover in 1:56.3 for owners Allard Racing and Ameer Najor of Michigan. Raymond MacKinnon of Nova Scotia had the lucky claim on My Ideal Hanover. Marc Campbell had a grandslam on the card winning with his own trainees Dustylane Msvickie in 1:57.3 and Woodmere Articblue in 1:57.2 to add to his two Allard trained wins. Total wager for the program was $39,598. Old Home Week racing kicks off Friday evening at 6:30 PM. By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

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 By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Fresh off his harness racing track record tying performance in the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Invitation, D Gs Camme will return to home turf on Saturday night at Red Shores Charlottetown. The six-year-old son of Blissfull Hall, who toyed with his rivals last time out clocking a season best score of 1:53.2, has drawn into post 7 for the Race 11 Preferred 1 pace on Saturday night. Owned by Quentin and Hal Bevan, Ron Matheson and Tom Clarke, D Gs Camme has yet to miss the board from his six starts in 2016. The Jackie Matheson trainee who will be piloted by Gilles Barrieau will square off with Smiley Bayama, Oh To Be Me, Waterside Light, Athletic Putnam, All Turain and Cecil Ladner winner OK Galahad. The 12-dash card gets under way at 6 p.m. and will feature six of the best mares the Maritimes has to offer in the $2,350 Open Mares Race 7. Matheson trainee Shadows Mystery is labeled as the 5-2 morning line choice for owner Gord Ford. Barrieau handles the driving assignment. Ramblinglily has drawn post 5 with Walter Cheverie in the bike for trainer Alan Jones. Open Mares mainstay Best Risque scores post 4 for trainer Brian Ladner and driver Jason Hughes. Some of the best three-year-old colts the Maritimes has to offer this season will head post ward in race 9. Magical Cowboy will put his three-race win streak on the line against stable mate Beaus Cowboy and the Kenny Arsenault trained and driver Lukes Cowboy. 'King of the Rock' set to take on Summerside bearcats; Willie searches for 60 Another action packed card is set for Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Summerside with the 12-dash card getting underway at 1 p.m. The Backstretch Beat has landed on Inspired Art as their top billing in the Allison 'Hook' Walsh Memorial, for owner Elizabeth Courtney, trainer Marc Campbell and catch-driver Ryan Desroche. "The 'King of the Rock' is back in Summerside and he's had three bang up performances, in which he has yet to miss the board," said the Beat. "Despite the youngster getting the catch drive, the old horses class will kick in to cover that off." The Newfoundland invader who won nine of ten races last season will have to content with the hometown horse Motorino from the rail. The Terry Gallant trainee has been no worse than third in his past three starts and has finished second at the $12 , 000 claiming ranks in his past two outings. Ken Murphy picks up the catch mount. Veteran free-legged pacer Blu Meadow Willie will search for his 60th lifetime win for the ownership group of Bob and Brenda Macinnis of Summerside. The winner of over $91, 000 lifetime has drawn into post 5 in the 12th race finale with Walter Cheverie handling the driving duties. By Bo Ford

Casimir Luciano returned to his winning way on a harness racing Friday afternoon in the Canada Day Pace at Red Shores Summerside. Marc Campbell put the Ralph Sweet trainee on top for every call for his tenth win of the season, stopping the teletimer in 1:56.4. The win puts the seven-year old gelded son of Sir Luck over $10, 000 in earnings on the season. The first two-year-old winner of the 2016 season came in Race 5 on the afternoon courtney of Twomacsoneshadow.   The two-year-old son of Shadow Play was put on top at every call by driver Gilles Barrieau winning in 1:59.   Trained by Earl Watts the first win lifetime came for owners Wayne Mac Rae and the Howmac Farms LTD.   The win was one of two victories for the Maritime Magic Man on the card. Drivers Terry Gallant, Jason Hughes and Ken Murphy all enjoyed driving doubles on the card.   For complete results go to   By Bo Ford  

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