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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - His latest start was declared a no-contest at the quarter pole but Burn Out Hanover will be searching for the winner's circle again this week in the Saturday afternoon harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 14-dash Saturday card gets underway at 12:30 P.M. with the $2,750 feature lining up in the race 14 finale. He's Marvalous has rail control for the family combination of driver Myles Heffernan Sr., trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. The six-year-old son of Delmavalous was a winner in his last start in 1:58.2 off the front end and has another favourable spot to leave from this week. Burn Out Hanover has post 4 in the evenly matched featured field with Kenny Arsenault in the bike for trainer Jeff Holmes. Creepin was second in the preferred his last start to Rose Run Quest, and with that top pacer absent this week the David Dowling driven Creepin is the morning line favourite from post 6. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with Burn Out Hanover for the top placing, "We liked Burn Out Hanover going into last week's race which was eventually declared a no contest," MacIsaac said. "Since the opposition is the same today and he gets a similar post we don't see any reason not to go back to him." Also in the featured field are Screen Test (Driven by Corey MacPherson), Eagle Jolt (Marc Campbell), Rockin Indy (Mike McGuigan), Winter Blast (Jason Hughes) and Bank Of Dad (Adam Merner). Collective Wisdom gets top billing in the race 13 top mare's pace for a $2,450 purse. McGuigan picks up the catch drive for trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Woodmere Farms of Marshfield after the daughter of American Ideal pounded out a front end victory of 1:58.4 in her latest start with Gilles Barrieau in the bike that day. Other top mares entries are the Kevin Gilles trained duo of Drivingthedragon N (Hughes) and Rocknrols Image (Arsenault). Catch the action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The featured harness racing pace of the day at Charlottetown Driving Park was ruled a no-contest by officials of the Atlantic Province's Harness Racing Commission as Midnight Matt (Hughes) made a break and fell in the first-quarter of the mile. Both horse and driver walked away from the incident unscathed on Saturday. As the longest shot on the board, Rocknrols Image shocked the top mares class this afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.  Sophist was first to the lead in the $2,500 top pacing mares class and driver David Dowling gave the streaking mare front end fractions of 30, 59.4 and 1:30.3 but was unable to hold off a hard closing Rocknrols Image in 2:00.2. Kenny Arsenault was at the lines of the Kevin Gillis trainee at 29-1 odds for owner David MacDonald of Belfast. Second went to Tell Me Why (Driven by Corey MacPherson) while Sophist was third. The featured pace of the day was ruled a no-contest by officials of the Atlantic Province's Harness Racing Commission as Midnight Matt (Hughes) made a break and fell in the first-quarter of the mile. Both horse and driver walked away from the incident unscathed. Hughes had a driving triple on the program winning with Winter Blast in 1:59.4 for conditioner Jennifer Doyle of Earnescliffe, Smart Official in 2:01.2 for Peter Lanigan of Montague and Fusspot in a maiden breaking score of 2:03 from the Marc Campbell stable of Charlottetown. Live racing continues next Saturday (Dec. 21) at Red Shores Charlottetown. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A pair of win streaks will collide as the top harness racing pacers in Eastern Canada meet Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash program gets underway at 6 P.M. at the Capital oval with the P.E.I. Harness Racing Industry Association Invitational lining up in race 12 for a $4,000 purse. Gold Cup and Saucer finalist Lisburn has rail control in the field of seven as he sits on two straight wins in preferred action for trainer-driver Kenny Arsenault and owner Kevin Harvey of Hammonds Plains, N.S. The four-year-old son of Rocknroll Heaven has yet to miss the board in Atlantic Canada this season including an open length win in 1:53.3 his last time out. Euchred scorched the Truro Raceway in identical time last week in the Johnny Conroy Memorial Invitational but will have to overcome post 7 this week to find the winner's circle and extend his win streak to four straight. Trainer Walter Walker of Inverness, N.S., will entrust the driving duties to Mike McGuigan on Saturday evening. Woodmere Ideal Art was a runner-up to Euchred last week and has post 5 in Saturday's class with David Dowling in the race bike for Sifroi Melanson of Greater Lakeburn, N.B. Top Island pacer Rose Run Quest is also in the field for trainer-driver Marc Campbell as the son of If I Can Dream boasts four straight top-three finishes. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees rail control as sealing the deal for Lisburn to find the winner's circle. "Lisburn dominated his last two races from start to finish and with him landing on the pylons tonight we'll likely be looking at the same scenario," MacIsaac said. "Other than the short price there's not much to dislike." Also in the field is Burn Out Hanover (Driven by Corey MacPherson), Bugsy Maguire (Jason Hughes) and Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie). Sodwana Bay will look continue her Fillies and Mares Open pace domination in race 9 of the program for a $2,750 purse. Dale Spence picks up the catch driving assignment from trainer Gilles Barrieau, who is competing in stakes action in Nova Scotia. With four straight wins on her card, Sodwana Bay's six rivals will have their hands full Saturday evening. Some top entries in that class include Jordies Hope (Arsenault) and Traces Of Purple (Campbell). For race programs, promotional information and more go to www.Redshores.ca. JJ Powerball Takes On Sunday's Best SUMMERSIDE, PE - A field of hard hitting pacers will convene Sunday afternoon and a horse fresh out of Invitational action is pegged as the one to beat Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 12-dash Sunday afternoon presentation kicks off at 1 P.M. with the $2,600 top class assembling in the finale. JJ Powerball last competed in the Johnny Conroy Memorial Invitational at Truro Raceway in Bible Hill, N.S., finishing fourth while pacing in 1:54.3 for trainer Wade Sorrie. That mile puts the target squarely on his back as the top pick but he has his work cut out for him from post 7. Dale Spence will do the driving on Sunday as the son of Image Of Dawn looks for his 12th lifetime win for owners Austin Sorrie of Ontario and Tammy Collings of Hazel Brook. Mando Fun has rail control in the top event with Gilles Barrieau in the bike for co-owner and trainer Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley and co-owner Donald Callbeck of Kensington. Best To Hurst has post 2 with Walter Cheverie driving for trainer Earl Watts while former top class winner Phil Dorleans (Jason Hughes) leaves from post 3. Dangle Ona Dime (Corey MacPherson) has post 4 with Soccer Hanover (John Davidson) lining up from post 5. Heartland Eclipse cut out all the action last week and had to settle for a minor share. He gets leading driver David Dowling in the bike on Sunday from post 6. The far outside post 8 belongs to Red Magician with Adam Merner in the bike for trainer Melissa Rennie. The afternoon back-up pace hits the track in race 9 with Ramset the top pick in the $2,300 class for combination of driver Dowling and Red Shores Summerside leading trainer Elton Millar. The Rambaran pacer was a second place finisher his last time out for owners Ryan and Everett MacLeod of Souris. Other top entries include Heart And Soul (Cheverie) and Mantario (Norris Rogers). For live video and more check out www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores    

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Sent off as the post time harness racing co-favourite, Lisburn was hustled to the front and hung on for the top prize in the Saturday evening preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Kenny Arsenault snapped off the gate with Lisburn from post 3 in the $2,900 preferred pace and laid down splits of 28.3, 56.4 and 1:25.3 in a race where the rest of the field sat motionless trying to keep up with the fractions. Woodmere Ideal Art (Driven by John Davidson) sat second the duration of the mile and took his shot for the stretch drive falling half-a-length short of the win to Lisburn in 1:54.1. Third went to Rose Run Quest (Gilles Barrieau). Kevin Harvey of Hammonds Plains, N.S., holds the ownership papers of Lisburn who scored his third win of the season. Barrieau saw a driving triple on the Saturday card including the $2,750 Fillies and Mares Open pace with a 1:56.2 score aboard Sodwana Bay from his own stable for owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire. Jordies Hope cut out the mile to finish second for driver Adam Merner with Traces Of Purple (Walter Cheverie) making a break in the stretch drive but recovered to still finish third. Barrieau's other wins came with Noudidnt Blue Chip in 1:58.1 for owner-trainer Neal Moase of Warren Grove, and with Forever Paradise in the horse's 60th lifetime win from the Kevin MacLean stable of Kinross. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A top notch field of pacers will take to the track in the featured harness racing pace on a stakes laden card Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The capital oval will hold a 12-dash presentation Saturday starting off at 6 P.M. and Rose Run Quest will look to continue his dominance in the race 11 top event carrying a $2,900 purse. The Marc Campbell trainee has been assigned post 8 after winning this class his last two starts including a 1:54.4 scorcher in his latest. That post disadvantage is enough for race analyst Les MacIsaac to look another way and peg Euchred as the one who will acquire the front end. David Dowling trains and drives Euchred from post 5 after finishing no worse than third in all four of his seasonal outings. "Euchred was not able to exploit that great gate speed last week but it's a different story tonight as the one that set the pace in the latest is stuck out on the fence," MacIsaac said. "If this guy can secure an uncontested lead there could be nothing but open road ahead." Also in the field is Burn Out Hanover (Driven by Kenny Arsenault), Revenant (Adam Merner), IC True Grit (Mike McGuigan), Mick Dundee (Don MacNeill), Adkins Hanover (Ambyr Campbell) and Doctor Royal (Gilles Barrieau). The Sophomore Maritime Breeder's Eliminations will go to the gate in four races on the Saturday program. Race 2 and 6 and will feature the eliminations for the three-year-old pacing fillies as the top four from each class makes next week's final. After pacing razor sharp miles in the Atlantic Sires Stakes last week in Truro, Marc Campbell's two fillies are being treated as the ones to beat in both eliminations. Arc Light is the morning line choice in race 2 leaving from post 4 in the field of five entrants. Ma Rebelle holds the distinction of the fastest sophomore lass on the Eastern Seaboard and has post 2 on the gate in her race 6 elimination with Campbell aboard. The three-year-old pacing colt eliminations hit the track in race 4 and 8. The first colt elimination in race 4 has Saulsbrook Lassie pegged for top spot fresh off his 1:58.1 win in the Bob Dewar Stake for driver Adam Merner and trainer Jean Belliveau. Notorious is favoured in race 8 leaving from post 3 for trainer-driver Campbell. Three Truths is the favourite in the race 7 Drive For Home Series Pace presented by Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac. Arsenault drives the Paul Doyle trainee off the rail in the $2,400 class. Harness racing owner and business leader Peter Smith will be special guest on Inside Track with host Peter MacPhee. The interview segment airs at 5:35pm on the Red Shores broadcast. For race programs, promotional information and more go to www.Redshores.ca.   June 9, 2019 Down On My Luck Makes East Coast Debut Sunday   SUMMERSIDE, PE - The road to the 2019 Governor's Plate is heating up as Down On My Luck makes the move to Eastern Canada to get prepped for the Prince County classic on July 13. Red Shores Summerside will host a 10-dash card Sunday afternoon with a 1 P.M. first race post time and Down On My Luck has drawn the outside in a close field of 5 in the $2,900 Preferred pace. The top class will line up in race 9 as Jason Hughes picks up the catch drive behind Down On My Luck for trainer Patrick Shepherd and owner Robert Woodburn of St. Thomas, Ont. The five-year-old son of Camluck ships in from Ontario racing but it was a shot across the border that gave his seasonal best as he sports a mark of 1:54.2 over the half-mile oval at Buffalo Raceway in New York. The road to the winner's circle will not be clear sailing though as the red hot Soccer Hanover leaves from post 3 while riding a trio of wins in his last three starts. David Dowling picks up the catch driving call behind the Leith Waite owned and trained son of Dragon Again. Red Magician was an impressive winner in 1:56.1 in his latest and gets rail control Sunday for driver Adam Merner and trainer Melissa Rennie. Also in the field is Woodmere Ideal Art (Driven by Dale Spence) and Screen Test (Corey MacPherson). The afternoon finale will see another newcomer to the Island racing scene as Island native and leading Vernon Downs trainer-driver John MacDonald sends Dreas Good Powow back home for his brother Joe MacDonald of Breadalbane. The nine-year-old pacing mare was third in her last two starts at Vernon Downs before shipping East and MacDonald will entrust the reins to MacPherson in her $2,000 debut. Other top entries in the field include Ultimatelyhandsome (Hughes) and JK Cowboy (Spence). Harness driver Dale Spence will be special guest on Inside Track with host Rocky Schurman. The interview segment airs at 12:35pm on the Red Shores broadcast. Catch the action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A red hot Three Truths will face off against seasoned company in the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 6:30 P.M. for the 11-dash program with a power packed field of seven contesting the race 10 featured pace for a $2,350 purse. Three Truths rides a three-race win streak into the event and will draw post 5 for driver Kenny Arsenault, trainer Paul Doyle and owners Jason Rice of Kensington and Darren Doyle of York, P.E.I. The five-year-old son of Shadow Play defeated the same preferred 2 class in his latest start while taking a new lifetime mark of 1:55.1. Three Truths defeated three of the horses racing against him this week but will also have to contend with a pair of class droppers and a front-end specialist with an improved post. Perfect Escape (Driven by Gilles Barrieau) jumps up in class for this race but draws post 1 this week and proves deadly when he acquires the front end. The outside duo of Winter Blast (Jason Hughes) and Red Magician (Adam Merner) drop out of the preferred 1 class to try and cut Three Truths' win streak short. Also in the field is Rockin Indy (David Dowling), Elm Grove Kaboom (Marc Campbell) and Tobinator (Corey MacPherson). The $1,950 Open trot lines up in race 8 of the program with Majian Tango the favourite from post 6 for trainer-driver Jim Ripley and owner Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S. His stablemate Majian Chester (Ken Murphy) is installed at 7-2 odds from the rail, while Dusty Lane Jacob (MacPherson) was an impressive winner last week and gets post 2. Sophomore stakes trotter Buckaroo will leave from post 7 as he faces off with aged company for trainer-driver Campbell. For race programs, live video and more check out www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Euchred capped off David Dowling’s dominate day in Invitational action Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Sent to the lead from the start in the $3,500 Invitational pace, Euchred felt no serious challenges through splits of 27.2, 56.1 and 1:24.4 before putting the finishes touches on a 1:54 victory. Sent off by the wagering public as third choice, Euchred defeated Czar Seelster (Driven by Kenny Arsenault) at the wire while race favourite Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell) was third. Euchred is trained by Terry Gallant for owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. Dowling had a total of five wins on the Sunday program including the $2,200 back-up class with Cartoon Daddy in 1:56.2 for train Rachel Andrew of Milton. Dowling also teamed up with trainer Gallant to win with Young Man Matt in 1:58.1, while his other wins came with Twice As Bright in 1:58.2 for Elton Millar of Tyne Valley and the still undefeated two-year-old After The Lovin with a 2:01 score for conditioner Earl Watts of Hampshire. Watts had two wins on the card as Better Than Tonys opened up the day with a maiden breaking score for driver Corey MacPherson and owner Daniel Ross of Belfast. Live racing continues Thursday Andy Saturday at Red Shores Charlottetown and next Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. For race replays and more check out www.Redshores.ca.   Lee Drake

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The summer harness racing meet is hitting full stride at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park but the fact remains that from four preferred paces held so far this season, Euchred has only been defeated once. Euchred will be saddled with post 5 on Saturday evening in the race 9 preferred pace at the capital oval that has a 6 P.M. first race post time. The $2,650 top event has Euchred assigned the outside in the compact field of five with Adam Merner back in the bike for trainer Terry Gallant and owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. The six-year-old son of Shadow Play only tasted East Coast defeat once so far in 2018 and that was at the hooves of Czar Seelster, who gets post 3 this week after been absent from this class on May 19. Kenny Arsenault drives Czar Seelster for trainer Todd Weatherbee and owner Tammy Johnston of Stratford. Whoever controls the front end has hit the winner's circle in every preferred pace so far this season, but despite the outside post, race analyst Les MacIsaac still thinks Euchred can get his third win in-a-row on Saturday evening. "Euchred was three wide to a 27 second opening quarter last week and still left his rivals in the dust with a closing panel in 29 seconds flat," MacIsaac said. "That makes three wins from four tries and other than the likely short price there's not much to dislike." Other entries include Winter Blast (Driven by Jason Hughes), Cartoon Daddy (Corey MacPherson) and Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell). Another tight knit group of top pacers will line up in race 7 on the program in the $2,200 back-up pace. Mr Irresistible draws the outside for driver Hughes and trainer Jennifer Doyle. The six-year-old son of Mister Big was a convincing winner in 1:55.4 in his latest outing but has some talented pacers leaving on his inside. The iron tough Junebugs Baby has post 4 in the event and is reunited with driver Myles Heffernan Sr., this week. The son of Western Paradise has proven more than capable of knocking off top pacers as his biggest victory of 2017 was defeating Mr Irresistible in a stretch drive in the Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational. Zero Rate (Kenny Arsenault) has rail control in the Saturday event, with Tobinator (MacPherson) and Ashes To Ashes (Gilles Barrieau) rounding out the field. Go to www.Redshores.ca for race programs, live video, promotional plays and more. Island Breeders Series Kicks Off Sunday at Summerside SUMMERSIDE, PE - The very best three-year-old colt and filly pacers in Atlantic Canada will converge on Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway on Sunday afternoon for the first legs of the Island Breeders series. The 13-dash program kicks off at 1 P.M. featuring four $6,000 divisions of the Ruby Chappell Memorial Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and five $5,400 divisions of the Bob Dewar Memorial Stake for three-year-old pacing fillies. The first $5,400 Dewar split opens up the card in race 1 with Dowahs Boy the favourite in just his second lifetime start after an eye opening 1:58.4 victory in his career debut over Northside Downs in Nova Scotia. A brother to former top stakes competitors Carol Alice and Nameisonthehalter, Dowahs Boy will have the services of Clare MacDonald in the race bike for owner-trainer Larry Snow of Glace Bay, N.S. Weekend Atnannies if the favourite in the second Dewar division in race 3 with Corey MacPherson at the lines for trainer Leonard (Barney) McGuigan and owner Glenn Dunn of Summerville from post 7. The third $5,400 split is in race 6 with Red Shores Summerside two-year-old track record holder Sock It Away favoured from post 2 for driver Marc Campbell, trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Half Cut is the morning line choice in race 8's Dewar division for driver Mark Bradley and trainer Tom Weatherbie, while the final division in race 12 has Tobins Lightning the likely favourite with rail control for trainer-driver Kenny Arsenault. The quartet of $6,000 Ruby Chappell divisions for the sophomore pacing fillies starts off in race 2 with MacPherson and McGuigan also favoured in that split with post entry R Es Shabla for owner Lloyd Parsons of Carmanville, N.L. Tobins Terror gets top billing in race 5's $6,000 Chappell division for trainer-driver Gary Chappell, while race 7 has Chocolate Terror trying to overcome post 8 as the favourite for trainer-driver Darren Crowe. The final $6,000 division lines up in race 11 with Atlantic Breeder's Crown champion Woodmere Ceilidh leaving from post 5 for trainer-driver MacDonald, against morning line favourite Cherry Pop with post 7 for trainer-driver Darren Crowe. Catch all the action live at the track or check out www.Redshores.ca for live video and more. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Thursday night was not a kind evening for betting favourites in the three top events at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Likely To Win had the mildest upset as he won the $2,000 featured pace in 1:57.2 with Adam Merner at the reins for trainer Melissa Rennie and Nova Scotia owners Blenise Young of Long Point and Lester Campbell of Judique, along with co-owner Jeffrey Campbell of Calgary, Alta. Race favourite Oh To Be Me (Driven by Gary Chappell) was second with Dial The Bossman (Jason Hughes) being placed up to third after Machinthesand (Ken Murphy) was placed to last for interference during the stretch drive. West River Ambyr lite up the tote board in the $2,350 Fillies and Mares Open pace with a first over victory in 1:58.4 at 13-1 odds. Steven Shepherd engineered the winning journey for trainer Harold Shepherd and owners Haley Shepherd of Stratford and Clare MacDonald of Antigonish, N.S. Second place went to Shadows Mystery (Gilles Barrieau) with Brodys Leona (Corey MacPherson) finishing third. Race favourite Malabrigo (Marc Campbell) made a break at the start but rallied for fourth place. The first trot race of the season was the same narrative as Frill Seeker was on top at every call for trainer-driver Kenny Arsenault and fought off heavily favoured Freddie (Campbell) to land on the wire first, stopping the clock in 1:59.3. Freddie was second with Hop Up (MacPherson) completing the triactor ticket. The winning horse is owned by Ebbsfleet Stables of Stratford, Ont. Arsenault had two winners as a trainer-driver, visiting the winner's circle with Caught Me Speeding in race 3 with a 2:01.4 mile time. Driver Barrieau teamed up with trainer Jackie Matheson to capture three dashes on the 10-race program. The pair won with Real Amaretti in 2:01.3, Give Em Heck in 1:59.4 and Collective Wisdom in 1:58.2. Live harness racing continues on the weekend with a 10-dash card scheduled for Saturday evening at 6 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown, and Ruby Chappell and Bob Dewar stakes action Sunday at Summerside with a 1 P.M. first race post time. For more information check out www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

Kenny Arsenault registered his 3,000th career driving victory in standardbred racing during a 12-dash harness racing card at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. “I never thought I was going to get there,” joked Arsenault, who has recorded every single one of his wins in the Maritimes. “The last four weeks I have had about 20 seconds and one win. . . “It was a monkey off my back. The guys in the paddock were torturing me pretty good, but they all congratulated afterwards. It was a nice feeling.” Arsenault registered No. 3,000 with Private Di, a two-year-old filly he trains for owner Wade Peconi of Stanchel. Time of the mile was 2:01.3. “I was so happy it was one of my own horses,” said Arsenault in an interview with the Journal Pioneer during Sunday afternoon’s harness racing program at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway. “If it would have been a horse of Robbie or Wendell Shaw, Jackie Arsenault or people I have been driving for the past 30 years, I would have been tickled to death too,” said the 57-year-old Arsenault, who has been driving for 33 years. I never thought I was going to get there. The last four weeks I have had about 20 seconds and one win. . . It was a monkey off my back. The guys in the paddock were torturing me pretty good, but they all congratulated afterwards. It was a nice feeling. Kenny Arsenault First race Arsenault, who drives regularly at both P.E.I. tracks, recalled his very first career win was for his uncle Joey Arsenault. “I had four drives the first day I drove, I won on my last drive,” he recalled. “It wasn’t pretty.” Arsenault, who admitted he has seen lots of changes in his career, especially in safety equipment, said that while the competition is intense on the track, there is a great camaraderie amongst drivers. “They are great guys to drive against,” said Arsenault. “Walter Cheverie and Gary Chappell have been driving as long as I have been. Gordie Hennessey and Earl Smith are other longtime drivers, and now you have these young drivers who are good, safe drivers. It’s a lot of fun to be out there.” When asked what it means to reach the milestone, Arsenault commented: “When I started driving I wanted to get to a 1,000 (wins). When I got to 1,000, I wanted to go to 2,000. When I got to 2,000, I wanted to get to 3,000. “I was kind of thinking about it the last year, especially when I got to 2,900. The last six weeks I never thought I was going to get there!” Going forward, Arsenault said his next goal is to remain healthy and continue driving and training horses. “I really like what I do,” emphasized Arsenault. “To me it’s not work. I have a passion for it, it’s a seven-day a week job and it’s something I look forward to doing when I get up every morning.” By Jason Simmonds Reprinted with permission of The Journal Pioneer    

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The end of January is known for being cold on Prince Edward Island but on the Saturday afternoon the action promises to be red hot at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 12:30 P.M. for the 13-dash card which will signal the end of the winter meet at the capital oval. Live action is scheduled to return to Charlottetown on April 22 Adkins Hanover leads the way in the race 13 Greenhawk Charlottetown featured event for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Ambyr Campbell and owner Perry Burke of Quebec. The pacer was scheduled to make his Island debut in last week's featured event but a no contest in that race pushed back his first true chance at victory since relocating from Ontario. Adkins Hanover leaves from post 7 in the $2,300 event and will face off with the red hot Forever Paradise from post 6 with "Magic" Mike McGuigan in the bike. Race analyst Les MacIsaac thinks Adkins Hanover will have his first visit to the Red Shores winner's circle Saturday afternoon. "We only got an abbreviated look at him last week in that shortened race but for that brief time he looked pretty good," MacIsaac said of Adkins Hanover. "He moves inside a spot today and if he's able to set up shop on the front end again it could be all over." Other feature entries include Mcjestic (Jason Hughes), Rash B Havior (Marc Campbell), Smiley Bayama (Adam Merner), Pictonian Storm (Gary Chappell) and Dbs Rosco (Kenny Arsenault). Arsenault leads the way among drivers in this early point of the Charlottetown season with seven wins and is tied for first among trainers with Ron Gass at five victories each. Arsenault top trainee, Frill Seeker, has drawn post 6 in the race 4 Open trot but will hand the reins to American driver Brian Blanchard. The native of Maine is studying at the Atlantic Veterinary College and will handle Frill Seeker in the $1,700 event while Arsenault drives stablemate Howmacs Pride from post 5. Also in the field is Glencove Zani (Ken Murphy), I Aint No Lady (Brian MacPhee), Parkhill Juggernaut (Ambyr Campbell) and Holy Molie Maggie (Corey MacPherson). Race 11 has a newcomer to Charlottetown with Earlymorninarrival from post 7 for trainer Ralph Sweet of O'Leary and driver Marc Campbell. The 10-year-old son of The Panderosa had been racing at Rideau Carleton Raceway in Ontario for trainer Gerard Demers. Get Your Fun On Track promotions include the Play 4, Super Pack, Pick 5 and Wild Horses ticket tag. Tag your ticket for a chance to win $50 jackpots on every race with the final race of the season at $100. Second Chance Draws will also give customers an opportunity to win some prizes from Red Shores and other entertainment properties. For race programs and top picks go to www.redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Woodmere Finesse stamped herself as the fastest Maritime Bred free-legged two-year-old to ever grace the East Coast in harness racing stakes action last month in Charlottetown but failed to garner enough points throughout the season to make the elusive Atlantic Breeder's Crown final. The Maritime Champion will definitely be the one to beat in Atlantic Breeder's Crown consolation action Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The daughter of Articulator has post 1 in race 6 on the card, with race 1 action getting underway at 12:30 p.m.for the 13-dah program. Woodmere Finesse will have the services of Kenny Arsenault at the lines in the $5,000 two-year-old pacing filly consolation for trainer Jack Arsenault and owner Edward Maher of Nova Scotia. The two-year-old pacing colt consolation lines up in race 8 with Island Energetic favoured from post 7 for trainer-driver Danny Romo and The Estate Of Brian Burgess. Dustlanemissmolly has new connections and will be labelled the favorite in race 10 in three-year-old pacing filly Atlantic Breeder's Crown consolation racing. Marc Campbell drives the filly for new owner-trainer Jennifer Trainor of Earnescliffe. The final consolation of the day lines up in race 12 with three-year-old pacing colt divisional heavyweights JJ Jodster (Campbell) and KD Overdrive (Gilles Barrieau) going toe-to-toe. The Best In The East Face Off Sunday It has been a season long slugfest of racing in Atlantic Sires Stakes events across the East Coast but now it all comes down to the Breeder's Crown Sunday afternoon. Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park will play host to the six Atlantic Breeder's Crown finals with the 15-dash card starting at 12:30 p.m. The first final of the championship card is slated as race 5 with Wicked Nick the morning line choice in the $9,000 Meridian Farms - Atlantic Breeder's Crown two-year-old trot final for trainer-driver Gary Chappell and owners Peter Buchanan of North Wiltshire and Cameron Trail of O'Leary. Mr Bower is selected in the $9,000 race 7 Meridian Farms - Atlantic Breeder's Crown three-year-old trot final with trainer Kenny Arsenault in the driver's seat for owner Wade Peconi of Stanchel. The two-year-old pacing fillies will battle in the race 9 $22,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown final with Elektra Express searching to keep her near perfect record with Ryan Ellis picking up the catch drive on the mare on the mare owned by wife Danica Ellis of Nova Scotia. Marc Campbell trains Elektra Express and was her regular pilot before electing to drive Filly Forty Seven in Sunday's final. Race 11 has the two-year-old pacing colts with Tobinator looking to give trainer Trevor Hicken his first $22,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown final win with Corey MacPherson driving for Island owners Robin and Luke Burke and Kent Livingston along with Perry Burke of Quebec. Howmacfiesty is the classifier's choice in the race 13 three-year-old pacing filly Atlantic Breeder's Crown final for trainer-driver Danny Romo and owner Thomas Hawco of Nova Scotia. Beau's Cowboy rides a three-race win steak into the race 15 Atlantic Breeder's Crown three-year-old pacing colt final with Adam Merner at the lines in the $22,000 event for trainer Ron Gass, who has three horses in the eight race final, and owner Alex MacPhee of Clyde River. A field of Invitational pacers will also line up in race 14 on the card with D Gs Camme shouldered with post 7 in the field of as many for driver Gilles Barrieau, trainer Jackie Matheson and Charlottetown owners Tom Clark, Ron Matheson and Quentin and Hal Bevan.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The 2016 season has seem quite possibly the best trotters in the history of Atlantic Canadian Harness Racing and those trotting stars take to the track again Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 6:30 PM for the 12-dash program with Frill Seeker attempting to remain atop the roost of the Open Trot class in race 6. Frill Seeker has drawn post 4 in the $1,950 contest with trainer Kenny Arsenault handling the driving duties, against his five horses and geldings competitors, for owner Ebbsfleet Stable of Ontario. The Angus Hall eight-year-old was a dominant winner in his latest race with a 1:58.3 mile, meaning his rivals need to step up their game to defeat him. Wedgewood was the runner-up in that contest with Gary Chappell again picking up the lines from post 2, while Professor Gordon, who was a force earlier in the season, makes his return to pari-mutuel racing with Vincent Poulton from post 1 after the trotter had equipment problems in his last start on June 16. Other entries include Neal (Brian Andrew), Majian Dillon (Jim Ripley), and Diamond Mine (Willie Murphy). Race 8 will feature the Open Mares trot class for a $1,950 pot with Osprey Impact earning morning line respect fresh off a 1:59.4 victory in last week's Mares Open for driver Walter Cheverie and owner-trainer Paul Larrabee of Belle River. The Federal Flex mare has drawn the rail position but has no slouches to her outside as Red Shores Charlottetown and Summerside track record holder Thunderaway leaves from post 2 for Jason Hughes and Pleasue Girls has post 3 with Adam Merner in the bike as she makes her second start back on the East Coast after a productive winter at Rideau Carleton Raceway in Ontario. Tyne Valley (Mark Bradley), Holy Molie Maggie (Corey MacPherson) and Paymenowpaymelater (Gilles Barrieau) round out the field of six. The evening featured pace is in race 11 with Starcastic looking for redemption from post 4 for driver Ron Matheson, trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Bobbi Jo Gaudet of Charlottetown and Billy MacKenzie of Stratford. In his latest, Starcastic made a break at the start but even with loads of work to do he responded with his last three quarters in 1:26 flat to only be beaten a little over a length by Bazillion - who draws post 2 in this week's Thursday night feature. For entries, results and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - DBS Rosco won the Victoria Day pace in an exciting stretch battle during opening day harness racing action Monday at Red Shores Summerside. The time of the mile was 1:58.2 Kenny Arsenault engineered the winning drive for trainer Wendell Shaw and his co-owners Robbie Shaw and Derek Folland. Arsenault put the pacer on the point and rolled through fractions of 28.1, 57:4 and 1:28. The son of Santanna Blue Chip held off a fast closing Carnivore (Walter Cheverie) down the lane to notch his third win of the year. Motorino was third. It was Arsenault's second winner of the day after guiding Montana Ben to top honours for owner-trainer Mike Ramsay, Summerside, PE. Shady Kowalski, under the command of Terry Gallant, opened up the 2016 campaign at Summerside. The five-year old mare is owned by Eric Johnston, Summerside, PE. Gilles Barrieau and Marc Campbell also recorded driving doubles up to press deadline. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca Tara Myers

Waterside Light, with Kenny Arsenault in the bike, marched to the front and held on to win the Thursday harness racing feature event at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Waterside Light touched down on the lead on route to the opening panel in 28,3 with the half reached in 58.1. The pacer cruised by the three-quarters in 1:28.1 to notch his third win of the campaign in 1:57.3 for owners Larry and Kathy Chappell, Marshfield, PE. It was Arsenault's third winner of the night for the hat-trick. The Charlottetown native drove Frill Seeker to top honours in the open trot in a dazzling 2:00.2 in gate to wire fashion. The bay gelding, owned by the Ebbsfleet Stables, Stratford, Ontario, has back to back victories. Lukes Cowboy was also a winner from the Arsenault stable. Former stakes star Tyne Valley took her assignment in the trot class for driver Walter Cheverie, trainer William Roloson and his co-owners Scott Roloson and Kristi Pickering. It was a memorable night for Ryan Desroche. The 18 year-old won his first lifetime start as a driver aboard Onehotvett for owner Tammy Collings, Hazelbrook, PE and trainer Austin Sorrie. Mark Bradley recorded a driving double on the card. Racing returns Saturday at 6pm. Red Shores Summerside will kick-off the 2016 harness racing season Monday. Post time is 1pm. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Eagle Jolt and harness racing driver Marc Campbell won the Saturday night featured event in 1:57.3 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Eagle Jolt pressed to the front on route to the half in 58.2 after a battle ensued between Bazillion (Brian MacPhee) and Best Risque (Jason Hughes) that posted an opening quarter in a sizzling 27.3. The pacer rolled by the three-quarters in 1:27.1. Eagle Jolt is owned by Wilbur and Marie MacDonald, Orwell Cove, PE. Idealic Life (Steven Shepherd) was second with First Art Down (Ken Murphy) completing the triactor. It was the third winner of the night for Campbell after scores earlier with Abner The Great and Casimir Luciano. Kenny Arsenault had four winners on the program. Frill Seeker dominated the open trot in 202.1. Ebbsfleet Stables, Stratford, Ontario, owns the trotter who marked his 25th lifetime victory. Arsenault also recorded top honours with DBS Roscoe for trainer Wendell Shaw and his co-owners Robbie Shaw and Derek Folland. The pacer was impressive in 1:58. His hat-trick came with Cabo Pan Lucas owned by Gary Poulton and Alan Walker, Charlottetown. Arsenault notched the grand-slam aboard Waterside Light for Larry and Kathy Chappell, Marshfield, PE. In other action, Swingirl remains perfect since arriving on PEI. The mare made a sweeping move down the backstretch to secure the win. Corey MacPherson did the driving for the new ownership team RedIslandhorseownersclub of Stratford, PE. For complete results and payouts go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

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