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Charlottetown, PE - Veronicavermillion came from off the pace to win the afternoon harness racing feature race in an impressive 1:56.4 Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Driver Brian MacPhee and Veronicavermillion tracked mid-pack behind Cambest Kisser (Kenny Arsenault) and pace-setter Forever Paradise (Marc Campbell) through hot fractions of 28, 57.4 and 1:27.1 before the leader began to tire and the only girl the field handed the boys a defeat. Veronicavermillion is owned by Alex MacPhee, Cornwall and trained by Neil Bambrick. She paid $11.90 to win. Cambest Kisser was second with Narragansett rallying to finish third. The 3-1-5 triactor returned $395.20 while the superfecta 3-1-5-2 was $963.50. Modern Xhibit was a late scratch. Jason Hughes had another big day at the track with four winners on the program. The Stratford native got the grand-slam rolling with Sanchez Blue Chip then followed up with Machinthesand and Walbert where he was greeted in the winner's circle by Island Storm player Rashad Whack who teamed up with the horse and driver for a special promotion. Whack, a guard with the Storm, came right back in the second promotional race to get his picture taken with Talk Back and driver Wade Sorrie. Hughes closed the day with Blue Start Oultlaw for owner Donnie MacRae, Vernon Bridge. In other action, I Aint No Lady ended Frill Seeker's winning streak after claiming the open trot for MacPhee and owner Sandra Cole of Kensington. Garth Cole was the winning trainer. Wade Sorrie, Brian MacPhee and Ken Murphy recorded driving doubles on the day. The wager was $46, 488 By Lee Drake     *

  CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The season long battle for top driver came right down to the final race of the card at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and ended in a tie. The night started with Marc Campbell holding a one-race lead over Jason Hughes in the driver’s standings with 124 wins to 123, respectively. Hughes opened up the action in race 2, winning in 2:04.2 aboard Rylan Express from his own barn for owner Robi Hughes of Stratford. Campbell broke the tie and reasserted his lead in race 9 winning with Rash B Havior in 1:58.3 for owner-trainer Mike Peters of Emyvale. A pair of Hughes class droppers pushed ‘the Blue Knight’ to the front in races 11 and 12 as Cambest Kisser won in 2:01.4 for owners Donald and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge while Narragansett posted an off the pace victory in 1:59.2 for owner Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, N.S. But Campbell wasn’t done yet, as the reigning dash champion captured the race 13 feature in 1:58.3 to tie things up with his own trainee, Eagle Jolt, for owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Orwell Cove. The Big Bite (Corey MacPherson) was second with Balanchine (Gordie Hennessey) third. The race 14 finale could have settled the score but a front stepping Stonebridge Wish (Corey MacPherson) was able to hold off Campbell and Leading Camdidate in a 1:58.2 score to end the 2014 racing season in Charlottetown. Both Hughes and Campbell ended up with 126 seasonal driving wins each, just four shy of Campbell’s overall record of 130 wins that he set in 2012. The program also saw JK Crusher and Abundaspin take one final look through the wings of the Charlottetown starting gate, as the 14-year-olds reached their mandatory retirement age. Total bet for the 14-dash program was $39,792. Live racing continues every Saturday until the end of January with a 12:30 pm first race post time. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

It all comes down to New Year’s Eve for two Island drivers vying for top driving honours at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell holds a one race advantage over Jason Hughes in the 2014 drivers’ race with 124 trips to the winner’s circle for Campbell, compared to 123 for Hughes. The first race of the special 14-dash program gets underway at 7 p.m. Hughes is in the midst of a career year in the sulky, as the 41-year-old Stratford resident has 177 season victories to go with $285,216 in driving earnings as well as 97 training wins and $159,394 made as a conditioner. The horseman already swept the training and driving race at P.E.I.’s other track, the Summerside Raceway, and will attempt to make history as it is believed no single person has won both training and driving crowns at the two tracks in the same year. Hughes has a healthy lead in the Charlottetown trainer’s standings with 72 victories compared to second place Jackie Matheson with 64. But to make history happen, Hughes has the overcome Campbell, the most dominant driver in Island racing the past five years who is also riding a career high single season win total of 193 races heading into Wednesday’s action. Campbell has 12 drives on the program while Hughes will see the starting gate 11 times. The program also features the final start for two 14-year-old veterans as Abundaspin and JK Crusher will make their final appearances on the racetrack. JK Crusher is owned by Stephen Sweet of Springfield West and trained by Jansen Sweet and will end his career in race 3 on the night with Mike McGuigan driving from post 4. The gelding, out of Maritime champion JK Beauty, boasts 33 career victories. Abundaspin will end his storied career in race 4 on the card with trainer-driver Harold Shepherd at the lines from post 6 for owner Mikaela Lustic of Warren Grove. The classy trotter has 82 lifetime wins and $485,443 in earnings since his career started in 2002 in Pennsylvania. The trotter will have a special trackside retirement presentation after his race. Some new promotions are set to hit Red Shores including Casino Days starting Jan. 4 with different prizes and rewards every day, plus the Deep Freeze Bounty Poker Tournament set for Feb. 21 and 22. Check outRedshores.ca for more details. Live Racing continues Saturday afternoon at a new post time of 12:30 p.m. that will be in effect all of January. From Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – If the Boxing Day program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park proved anything, it is that the race for top harness racing driver is going down to the final card. The second-last card of the year saw Jason Hughes score a driving triple, while leading driver Marc Campbell remained winless on the day. Hughes’ Boxing Day scores included a win aboard Astor in the $2,200 feature pace in 1:59.3 over Carnivore (Walter Cheverie) and The Big Bite (Corey MacPherson). Carnivore cut out the early road work with a scalding 28.3 opener from post 4, followed by a breather at the half-mile marker in 1:00 with Astor advancing first-over at him. Astor took control of the race at the 1:29.2 third station and never looked back en route to his two-and-three-quarter-length victory. Astor, a five-year-old son of Camluck, is owned by Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, N.S. and trained by Hughes. It was Astor’s sixth win on the season and his third top class victory in his last five starts. Hughes also visited the winner’s circle with Never Give Up Hope in 2:00.4 for Darren and Jennifer Trainor of Earnescliffe and SOS Grappa in 2:00.3 for Robi Hughes of Stratford. Caliban Hanover captured the top trot of the day in 2:04.2 for trainer-driver Ron Gass and owner Wendell MacDonald of Cornwall. The nine-year-old son of Andover Hall defeated cagey veteran Abundaspin (Steven Shepherd) and JK Queen (Cheverie). Corey MacPherson also scored a driving hat trick on the day, while Gary Chappell had two visits to the winner’s circle in the race bike. Campbell had a four race lead going into the card with the Hughes victories bringing it down to a one race advantage heading into the final card of the calendar year on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 7 pm. The 2014 finale is sure to be a lively event, and one you will want to be there for. The total bet for the 15-dash Boxing Day card was $48,048. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores      

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Astor will look to continue his dominance of the top class at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park Friday afternoon during the special Boxing Day card of racing. First race post time is 1 pm for the 15-dash event. Astor has been handed post 7 in the race 9 feature for a $2,200 purse for trainer-driver Jason Hughes and owner Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, N.S. The five-year-old son of Camluck has great form including a 1:59.4 victory last week in this same class, while earlier on he had been competing with All Turain and Big Surf, who have both been put away for the 2014 season. Race analyst Les MacIsaac thinks Astor is the way to go in the Charlottetown feature. “He was a popular winner last week and tackles many of the same foes in here,” MacIsaac said. “He did it from the outside in that one and we don't see any reason he can't double up today.” The race also includes Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton), Eagle Jolt (Marc Campbell), The Big Bite (Corey MacPherson), Carnivore (Walter Cheverie), Machinthesand (Gary Chappell) and Cheyenne Ford (Kenny Arsenault). The top trotters will compete in race 5 for a $1,500 purse with Abundaspin headlining the field of six from post 4 for driver Steven Shepherd, trainer Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Warren Grove. The 14-year-old son of Abundance is nearing his final career start unless the racing commission grants him the ability to race at age 15. Other entries include Honeymoonisover (Mark Bradley), I Aint No Lady (Brian MacPhee), Diamond Mine (MacPherson), Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) and JK Queen (Cheverie). The back-up pace lines up in race 14 for a $1,800 with Perfect Escape favored off the rail for driver Ron Matheson, trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Jack Keenan of Stratford and Joseph Dahl of Ontario. His main competition will come from stable mate Oakrock Almighty (Gordie Hennessey) as well as Forever Paradise (Campbell) and Tyron My Gigolo (MacPherson). The race for leading driver of the 2014 season is winding down with Campbell holding a four-race advantage over Hughes. The final card of 2014 will be held on Dec. 31 at 7 pm, followed by Saturday racing on January 3 for the remainder of that month. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

The close battle atop the Charlottetown Driving Park leaderboard resumed on Saturday afternoon with drivers Jason Hughes and Marc Campbell finishing one-two in the feature race. Campbell ended the day with a four-win lead over Hughes for the driving title. Astor provided Hughes with his third win of the day in the $2,200 top class, named in honour of the late Charles MacDonald. Machinthesand and Campbell advanced first over from fifth through fractions of :28.4, 1:00.1 and 1:30.1 over a sloppy track with favourite Astor and trainer/driver Hughes looming in the pocket. Machinthesand eventually pushed past the pacesetting Cheyenne Ford and Kenny Arsenault down the stretch, but Astor had shot through up the passing lane to prevail in 1:59.4 by one and a half lengths. To view the rest of this story click here.

Charlottetown, PE - Race 11 was declared a no-contest after an accident involving Charlottetown's top drivers Marc Campbell and Jason Hughes Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park The field was heading to the opening quarter when Sumbodys Fool, in line to Hughes, made a break and went down. Benny Rabbit, driven by Campbell, couldn't avoid the fallen horse and hooked wheels sending Campbell to the track. Both horses ran loose while the race continued but they were captured when the field pulled up. The judge's ruled a no contest. The horses were not hurt in the mishap. Hughes and Campbell resumed their driving duties. Big Surf made his Charlottetown debut a winning one taking the afternoon feature in a snappy 1:58.1. Campbell was in the bike for the win giving him a driving triple on the day. Big Surf is owned and trained by Jim Quinn of Vernon Bridge. Forever Paradise finished second with Carnivore third. Campbell finished the day with four winners when Talk Back crossed the wire first. Hughes recorded a driving double. Zip the Lip captured the open trot for driver Brian MacPhee, trainer Don Sweet and his co-owner Orville Willis of O'Leary. MacPhee, who had two winners on the card, guided the trotter to his third win in a row. Abundaspin won his trotting assignment for driver Steven Shepherd and owner Mikeala Lustic, Cornwall. The veteran will wrap up his career on New Year's Eve. The victory was Abundaspin's 82nd lifetime score. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

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

Charlottetown, PE – The third annual Drive for Charity was made official on Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Drivers and their business partners teamed up to raise money for local charities. Here are the official totals: Driver, Business, Charity and Money Raised Mike Stevenson – Clarke Nissan – Oak Acres Children’s Camp - $1,050 Corey MacPherson – D&D Lawn Care & Landscaping – PEI Humane Society - $1,000 Jason Hughes – Daniel R Ross Ltd – Camp Gencheff - $1,500 Mark Bradley – Long Run Exploration – Hillsborough Hospital - $1,000 Marc Campbell – Ocean 100 – Olivia Ruth MacLeod Memorial Award - $1,000 Gilles Barrieau – Metro Building Supplies – PEI Special Olympics - $1,000 Gary Chappell – The Dunne Group – Habitat for Humanity - $1,000 Brodie MacPhee – MacRae’s Backhoe & Trucking – IWK - $1,000 Brian MacPhee – KKP – Easter Seals - $1,000 Ken Murphy – Rodd Hotels & Resorts – Hospice PEI - $800 Kenny Arsenault – Syntrak Print & Graphic Design – Hospice PEI - $1,175 Ron Matheson – MacQuarrie’s Meats – PEI Family Violence Prevention Services - $1,000 Walter Cheverie – Red Shores – Sadie’s Place - $1,625 Total money raised: $14,150 by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - The 2014 season at Red Shores Summerside came to a close in dramatic fashion when Jason Hughes posted a hat-trick to defeat Marc Campbell to become the driving champion at the Prince County oval. Hughes ended the campaign with 47 victories while Campbell notched 44. But wait there's more. The Stratford native recorded the driving triple with his own trainees Virginonthebeach, Beckenbauer and Walbert making him the leading trainer at Summerside with 22 training victories. Thane Mann finished a close second with 19. All Turain and driver Mike Stevenson changed their game plan. The duo decided not to leave the gate and go after the lead opting to go to back of pack and stalk the field, led by Carnivore (Kenny Arsenault), through fractions of 28.3, 58.3 and 1:27.4. Stevenson sent the pacer three high down the backstretch and drove on to win the Red Shores feature in 1:56.1 for owners Lee Hicken, Charlottetown and Perry Burke, Grosse-Ile, QC. Trevor Hicken is the winning trainer. Machinthesand (Ken Murphy) was second with fraction setter Carnivore third. The 7-2-1 triactor paid $674.40. American Terror was able to hold off a fast charging Blu Meadow Willie to close out the 2014 race season at Summerside. Kenny Arsenault mapped the winning trip for trainer Edward Harvey and his co-owner Kathy MacLean, Truro, NS. Arsenault enjoyed a big day at the historic oval with four wins on the afternoon. The other horses making up the grand-slam included Come Back for trainer Timmy McKinnon, Rivervues Legacy from the Lester Stewart stable and trotter Sandhill Angel for conditioner Glenn Claybourne, Charlottetown. Lee Drake

SUMMERSIDE, PE – This is going to be a race card we talk about for a long time. The 2014 racing season will wrap up Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway and Marc Campbell will attempt to defend his title as Prince County’s leading driver but will have to make up some ground on Jason ‘Blue Knight’ Hughes. First race post time is 1 pm for the 15-dash card. Hughes is in the midst of a career year, as the Stratford trainer-driver is tied in the dash title at Red Shores Charlottetown with Campbell, as well as leads trainers at the Summerside Raceway by one win with a 19 – 18 advantage over Thane Mann. Hughes also holds a sizeable 11 race advantage in the Charlottetown trainer’s standings over Jackie Matheson, at 63 wins to 52, respectively. Campbell has 14 drives on the Sunday afternoon program in Summerside, while Hughes has 13 mounts on the card. The $2,300 afternoon feature lines up in race 14 with Astor favored for trainer-driver Hughes and owner Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, N.S. The Camluck five-year-old has post 6 and was a runner-up to stablemate Narragansett in his latest outing. Narragansett has post 5 in the seven horse field with Gary Chappell in the bike, while another big threat comes from post 7 entry All Turain and driver Mike Stevenson. Also in the field is Carnivore (Kenny Arsenault), Machinthesand (Ken Murphy), Rash B Havior (Campbell) and Shock The Rock (Corey MacPherson). The $1,100 trot class lines up in race 3 with Money Show favored from post 6 for driver Brian Andrew, trainer Ron Gass and owners Blake Andrew of Montreal and Bill Andrew of Calgary. Other top entries include My Daisy Duke (MacPherson) and Sandhill Angel (Arsenault). Island Breeder’s Finals at Charlottetown CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The Atlantic Canadian stakes season will come to a close Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park as the Island Breeder’s Finals are on display. First race post time in 1 pm for the 15-dash event. Paymenowpaymelater headlines the race 4 $7,500 Island Breeder’s Final for two-year-old trotters for driver Arsenault, trainer Earl Watts and owner Wade Peconi of Stanchel. The two-year-old Northern Bailey filly will battle six rivals for the crown including JK Blaze (Campbell) and Windemere Ty (Jack Panting). Race 6 has the three-year-old trotters for a $7,500 purse with Seanchai looking to overcome post 8 for driver Jason Hughes and owner Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach. The Atlantic Breeder’s Crown champion had some difficulties in his latest outing against aged company but will look to add to his stakes victories against Dusty Lane Galaxy (Chappell) and Southfield Shadow (Terry Gallant). The two-year-old pacing colts will battle in race 8 with six entries vying for a $12,000 purse. Dixeland Band will attempt to capture the Atlantic harness racing triple crown for his division after winning the Atlantic Breeder’s Crown and the Maritime Breeder’s final with just the Island Breeder’s final left on his radar. Gilles Barrieau will drive the colt for trainer Kevin Maclean and owners Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe. The race will be kept interesting by BNGs Express (Bernard McCallum) off the rail and Ontario bred Silverhill Blaze (Hughes) from post 4. Race 10 has the two-year-old filly pacers in Island Breeder’s final action with Woodmere Dancenart the morning line choice from post 8 for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald and owners Phonsie MacEachern and Morah Kerr of Nova Scotia. The Articulator filly will also attempt a sweep of the three top races for her division but will have to defeat a tough field including Jann Down (Barrieau) and Three Pink Bows (Stevenson) to do it. The three-year-old pacing fillies will line up for the final Maritime bred stake race of their careers in race 12 with Elm Grove Inarush the heavy favorite from post 1 for driver Mark Bradley, trainer Jennifer Trainor and new owners Martin Valentic and John Bednarski of Pennsylvania. The Coasttocoast Yankee filly is riding a four-race win streak and will have to beat seven rivals including Fleurje (Hughes) and Mappos Moenhay (MacDonald) to keep it alive. The final Island Breeder’s final of the day is in race 14 with three-year-old pacing colts completing their sophomore campaigns competing for the lion’s share of a $12,000 purse. Hollywood Gigolo is the morning line choice from post 3 for driver Brian MacPhee, trainer Gerald MacDougall and owner Scott Dunn of Montague. The Ameripan Gigolo colt has seven competitors including Island Gigolo (Hughes) and Woodmere Rondevous (Stevenson). By Nicholas Oakes, Red Shores

Summerside, PE - A battle for the ages is set for the final card of racing for the 2014 racing season at Red Shores Summerside on Sunday. Post time is 1 p.m. Summerside's defending dash winning driver from last year, Marc Campbell is set to go head-to-head with the current leader Jason Hughes. Hughes heads into Sunday's card one win up on Campbell as the two will duke it out in seven races against each other. Hughes is listed to drive ten horses while Campbell will have nine. It will be Campbell's first appearance in Summerside since October 5, after having prior stake drive commitments in Truro. The 'King' has only 189 starts in Summerside, due to a summer full of stake drives, he has returned 43 of his mounts back to the winners enclosure while securing $87,311 in prize money. Hughes on the other hand has made 218 trips behind the starting gate, nabbing himself 44 wins to date and $ 77,006 in earnings. It won't be the 'Blue Knight's' only battle of the day, he is currently the leading trainer too. He is one up on Thane Mann. Hughes will have the upper hand sending 5 entries out of his own stable onto the track while Mann will head into battle with three. The afternoon's top class will go post ward in Race 12, in what could be the last straw in the battle between Hughes and Campbell. Hughes will send out one of his five trainee's from Post 4, Sos Grappa is listed as the 5-2 morning line favourite, the newcomer to P.E.I. will look to pick up his first win on red soil. Right next door will be the five-entry Rash B Havior for Campbell and owner - trainer Michael Peters. The duo of Rash B Havior and Campbell have quite the history this year and they seem to shine bright on big days. They first hooked up in Summerside on Regional Driving Championship night when they won in 1:56.4, the next time they came together was World Driving Championship night in Charlottetown when they won in a lifetime best 1:54.2, they followed that up with back-to-back victories on October 5 and October 12. With Sunday being the final card of the 2014 season in Summerside, Red Shores is proud to announce there will be second chance draws as well as the Wild Horses promotion. Astor  All Turain set to do battle Charlottetown, PE - After falling just short to Astor last week, All Turain will look to get back to his winning ways this week as the two do battle in the Saturday afternoon top class at Red Shores Charlottetown. Post time is 1 p.m. After an eventful journey which seen him parked to the opening quarter in :27.3, dropped back into the three-hole and scooting up the passing lane to finish second, All Turain has drawn the outside post six for owners Lee Hicken and Perry Burke. Mike Stevenson will once again handle the lines for trainer Trevor Hicken as they look to add to a tremendous campaign in which he has nine victories in 15 starts and just under $ 25,000 in earnings. He will face off against a pair of Jason Hughes trainees including last week's Preferred winner Astor (post four) . Owned by Foxyhall Racing, Astor has nailed a top three finish in his last three starts. A regular on the Maritime Free-for-all scene all summer he has just under $20,000 earned, with three wins including one in 1:55.4. The second Hughes entry is also owned by Foxyhall Racing, and will gain the driving services of Mark Bradley. Leaving from Post 5 Narragansett will look to benefit from a powerful, but compact field of six, last week Bradley moved three-wide from seventh approaching the three-quarter pole, but had to far to come to catch stablemate Astor. Other entries include Cabo Pan Lucas, Eagle Jolt and Cheyenne Ford. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE – Machinthesand, under the command of Ken Murphy, was able to track down Rash B Havior in deep stretch to win the afternoon feature in 1:58.3 Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. The victory halted Rash B Havior’s winning streak at three. The fractions of the mile were 28.3, 59 and 1:29.3. Machinthesand is owned by Noonan Holdings Ltd – Russell & Karen Noonan, Middleton, PE. Mark Bradley is the trainer. Rash B Havior was second with Carrera Angel (Rocky Schurman) third. Saulsbrook Balance and Willie Murphy won the Ralph & Edythe Cole memorial in 2:03.1. Murphy put the Cindy MacDonald trainee on the point for the wire to wire score to record the trotter’s 45th lifetime victory for co-owner Tanya MacKinnon of Souris. Majian Chester was second with Seanchai third. Bunny Mach, with Jason Hughes in the bike, captured the Ivan & Isabelle Cameron Memorial in 1:59.4 for owners Donald & Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge. Windemere Eric (Gary Chappell) finished second while Casimir Luciano (Brian MacPhee) completing top three. Hughes had a driving triple on the program and takes over the top spot in dash leader category at Summerside with 44 wins with only one program remaining on the season scheduled for next Sunday. The Stratford native also moves into the lead in the trainer standings with 19 victories. Walter Cheverie had a great day at the office posting a hat-trick on the afternoon. Cheverie sits third in the driving standings at Summerside. Gary Chappell had a driving double on the 13 dash card. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Southfield Shadow rallied in deep stretch to knock off race favorite Dusty Lane Galaxy to win the Buddy Campbell Memorial in the Maritime Breeders final for three-year-trotters in 2:02.3 Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Terry Gallant did the driving for Southfield Farms Inc Summerside as the filly notched her fourth victory of the campaign. Thane Mann is the trainer. Dusty Lane Galaxy held on for second while Saulsbrook Pippa took the show dough in the $6,800 purse. The other trot star on the night was Zip The Lip who moved his winning streak to six in a row. Brian MacPhee was able to work out the trip to keep the streak alive for trainer Don Sweet and his co-owner Orville Willis of O'Leary. The mile was 2:01.3 over a track rated good with a two second variant. Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) was second with Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) third. Astor found racing room at the head of the lane and blasted through the stretch to take the evening's feature event in 1:57.2. Jason Hughes did the driving for Foxyhall Racing stable of Summerside. The victory put Hughes into a tie in the top driver standings with Marc Campbell with each pilot at 100 victories at Charlottetown. All Turain finished second with Astor's stable-mate Narragansett (Mark Bradley) completing the triactor. Gary Chappell, Corey MacPherson and Hughes all enjoyed hat-tricks on the card. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca Lee A. Drake 

Charlottetown, PE – The Big Bite, with Mike Stevenson in the bike, came flying late to nail pace-setter Forever Paradise in a photo finish for win in the feature race Thursday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Big Bite paid $10.20 to win. The newcomer, who arrives from the Ontario racing circuit, is trained by Thane Arsenault for co-owners Jack Arsenault, Donna McIver, Edward Blaisdell, PE, and Deborah Wilson, N.S. Forever Paradise (Marc Campbell) laid down hot fractions of 27.3, 57.1 and 1:27 over a rain soaked track. Every Day (Brian Andrew) completed the triactor. Willow Warrior pulled off an upset in the mares open for driver Mark Bradley, trainer Brendan Curran and owner Alby Curran, Vernon Bridge winning in 1:57 flat. For All We Know was second with General Luckypercy third.   Duchess Ofnormanby claimed the evening’s trot class in 2:02.3. Ken Murphy mapped the winning trip for owner Boyde White, Charlottetown. Clifford Murphy is the trainer. Driver Jason Hughes recorded a driving triple on the program and continues to track down season leader Marc Campbell in the win column at Charlottetown. Hughes moves up to 97 wins while Campbell, who had two winners on the night, sits at 99. Red Shores released details on their final Thursday program on October 30. The program will be Throw Back Thursday with race programs for $1, hot dog and pop for $1.50, second chance draws and more! Post time is 7pm for Throw Back Thursday. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca  By Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE – Forever Paradise delivered as the post time favorite to score a 1:56.3 victory in the featured event Thursday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell put the Kevin MacLean trainee on the point and cruised through fractions of 27.4, 57.3 and 1:27.2 to notch his third win in a row for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Newcomer SOS Grappa was second with IDK third. Tymal Tyme held off all challengers to claim the trot class in 2:03.1 for Brian MacPhee. The trotter is trained by Cindy MacDonald of Montague for owner Tessa MacKinnon, Souris. Driver Jason Hughes recorded a hat-trick on the program. Winning horses from the Hughes stable included Gwinning Gwen, Bunny Mach and Beckenbauer. Marc Campbell, Brian MacPhee, Corey MacPherson and Gary Chappell posted driving doubles on the night. Racing returns Saturday at 6pm featuring the Maritime Breeders for three-year-old trotters. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca  by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

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