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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - There was no stopping Sock It Away on a harness racing Boxing Day at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. With Corey MacPherson picking up the mount for trainer Kevin MacLean, the sophomore colt powered away from his preferred foes stopping the clock in 1:56 by over six open lengths in the $2,400 preferred pace. Tempo Seelster (Driven by Ken Murphy) sat second behind Sock It Away for the duration of the mile and finished second while Burn Out Hanover (Kenny Arsenault) completed the triactor. Reg MacPherson of Stratford, P.E.I., holds the ownership papers of the three-year-old colt who celebrated win number 19 of the season from 20 starts. Talented rookie driver Drew Neill continued a very productive month of December as the Winsloe reinsman won three dashes on the 15-race program. Neill started the action off in race 1 finishing first in a dead-heat with Bettim Vicky in 2:02.1 for trainer Jeff Lilley. Selfie (Murphy) and Bettin Vicky both put their noses on the wire together for the win. Neill also visited the winner's circle with Southfield Sassy after a 2:00.3 win for trainer Tom Weatherbie. His third win of the day came as he captured the $2,350 Open Mares class with a 1:57.4 victory for trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Bruce Wood of Marshfield, P.E.I., over Prettyndangerous (David Dowling) and Malabrigo (Marc Campbell). Campbell had a pair of winners from his own Charlottetown stable as he scored a maiden win with Navy Pilot Hanover in 2:03.3 and won the $1,800 Handicap Trot with Freddie in 2:03.4. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Sock It Away has proven to be untouchable in 2018 as he extended his undefeated season to 18 straight in the Sunday afternoon preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Leading driver Marc Campbell engineered the winning trip as he put down fractions of 28.1, 57.4 and 1:27.2 with a final time of 1:56.2 by five open lengths in the $2,650 preferred pace a track rated two-seconds off. Undefeated in his three-year-old season, Sock It Away is trained by Kevin MacLean for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford, P.E.I. Winter Blast (Driven by Jason Hughes) was second with Mick Dundee (Don MacNeill) completing the top three. The preferred was one of three wins for Campbell as the Winsloe driver clicked with Rising Fella in 2:03.1 from the Jansen Sweet Stable of O’Leary. Campbell’s other win was with Malabrigo as she celebrated her 30th lifetime win from the Campbell stable in the $1,600 Eddie Power Memorial pace. Hughes made three trips to the winner’s circle as a driver on the program winning with Diggin In in 2:00.2 for Brian Ladner of Charlottetown, Casstielle in 2:04.1 for Trevor Easter of Morell and with Beach Cloud from his own stable in a 2:04.4 trip. Live racing continues Saturday Nov. 24, featuring Horseperson’s Day with the Paul MacDonald Memorial Driving Championship sponsored by the P.E.I. Standardbred Horse Owner’s Association. For more information check out www.Redshores.ca. Dustlanemissmolly Building Streak In Mares Open CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Dustlanemissmolly and her driver have one thing in common, they do their best work off the front end, and they showed it Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Myles Heffernan Sr., driven pacing mare was sent to the lead and never looked back in the $2,350 Fillies and Mares Open pace Saturday afternoon. Trained by Myles Heffernan Jr., the daughter of Brandon’s Cowboy laid down unchallenged splits of 29.3, 1:01.1 and 1:31.4 before sprinting home in 29.2 to close out the mile in 2:01.1 over sloppy conditions. Second went to Julep Hanover (Driven by Wade Myers) while third was claimed by Collective Wisdom (Drew Neill). Dustlanemissmolly, who won her third straight heat and second straight in the fillies and mares Open, is owned by Jackie Heffernan of Summerville, P.E.I. Harold Shepherd scored a training and driving double on the 13-dash program including a win with Suicide Shift in a short field of Open trotters. Shepherd won by five lengths in 2:05 in the $1,950 Open trot over Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) and Professor Gordon (Jason Hughes). The son of P Js Nabby is co-owned by Shepherd of Stratford, P.E.I., along with Margo Fisher of Fredericton, N.B. Shepherd also won with Harbourlite Jerry from his own stable in 2:01.3 for owner Ralph Jardine of Arthur, Ont. Check out www.Redshores.ca for race replays and more. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Sock It Away made the step up to more seasoned competition but still made easy work of them as he continued his perfection in the Sunday afternoon top event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell was in the bike for the three-year-old colt’s 17th win in-a-row from as many starts in 2018 for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford, P.E.I. Rockin Indy (Driven by David Dowling) set the early tempo in the $2,650 Preferred pace from post 1 cutting out splits of 28.4 and 59.1 before Sock It Away converted his first-over assault into a front-end trip before the three-quarters of 1:28.1. The son of Pang Shui, who was making his first career start out of stakes competition, kicked clear in the stretch to romp by seven lengths in 1:57.1 over a windy track with a two-second variant. Rockin Indy was second while Winter Blast (Jason Hughes) finished third. Ryan Doucette celebrated his first career win as a trainer on the Sunday afternoon card as Delcie Hanover posted a mile 5-1 upset in race 2. Ken Murphy was in the bike for the 2:03 effort for the South Rustico trainer. Windemerenightlife continued his undefeated streak since coming home to P.E.I., as he scored in 1:59.4 for driver Dowling and owner-trainer Clair Sweet of O’Leary, P.E.I. The four-year-old son of Articulator was making his fourth straight trip to the winner’s circle since coming back to his birthplace from Ontario in October. Live racing continues Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Charlottetown. For more information go towww.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Forever Paradise had complete control of the Friday night harness racing feature as soon as the wings folded at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Corey MacPherson sent the son of Western Paradise to the front through fractions of 30, 59.4 and 1:29.1 before unleashing a 28 second closing quarter for a mile time of 1:57.1 in the $2,200 preferred pace. Nogreatmischief (Driven by Walter Cheverie) finished second with Ultimatelyhandsome (Kenny Arsenault) third. Kevin MacLean trains Forever Paradise for owners Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe. Old Buck used a hard first over move to overpower the $1,900 back-up pace on the special Friday evening card. Sitting fifth approaching the backstretch on the final lap, driver Jason Hughes tipped the son of Ameripan Gigolo to the outside with nothing but fresh air in front of him. Old Buck responded to his uncovered advance to defeat pacesetter Darth Bader (Norris Rogers), who ended up third with Capitalism (Adam Merner) getting in the middle of the triactor. New owner Braedon McKenna had the first win of his career as a horse owner with newcomer Culpepper as part of a driving double for driver Hughes. Kristina McCourt of Kensington co-owns and trains the seven-year-old grey son of Camluck as he was a 1:57.2 victor in his East Coast debut. Driving doubles were also accomplished by drivers Merner, MacPherson and Mike McGuigan. Live racing continues at Red Shores with a Saturday evening card at 6 P.M. at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Sunday at 1 P.M. in Summerside. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Two-hole ride winners seemed to be a trend on the first Saturday afternoon card at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in 2017 and that's just how Forever Paradise would deliver in the harness racing feature. The now seven-year old son of Western Paradise set up shop on the front end in the early going before being rebuffed by Doing Some Damage who laid down the fractions of :30.3, 1:01.1 and 1:30.2 before driver Corey MacPherson shot the Kevin Maclean trainee Forever Paradise up the passing lane for his 49th lifetime victory. It was his second victory in a row at the top class level for owners Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie. The time of the mile was 1:59.4. Macpherson was also able to keep the streak alive for Dusty Lane Zendaya, the three-year-old daughter of Aahm Canadian Now finished 2016 a perfect two for two and would give 'The Tiger' a double on the day capturing her third straight victory. Ideal Space will go down in history as the first winner of 2017 at Red Shores. Off a career year in 2016, Adam Merner used front end tactics to take the first race of the new year at the capital city oval. Joey Squires trains for owners John and Albert MacGillivary. The winning didn't end there for the connections. Merner set Simon Said up for a two hole ride in behind fraction setter Red Magician before dropping into the passing lane to share doubles all around. On the topic of doubles, Kenny Arsenault who was read hot to close out 2016, continued his winning ways scoring a pair of driving and training victories. With Frill Seeker and Highland Boreas. Marc Campbell, Red Shores' leading driver in 2016 picked up a driving double on the card with Scarlet Saphire and the fastest trip out the day with veteran pacer Eagle Jolt in 1:57.3. Three cheque presentations were made as part of the Trainer-Driver Challenge offered in 2016. Jason Hughes was the leading point getter with 1,414 points and took home $2500, Marc Campbell finished second with 843 taking home $1500, and Arsenault rounded out the top three with 786, good for $1000. This Challenge is a way to honor the dedication, time and talent of being a trainer-driver in the harness racing industry. The wager for the afternoon card was $45,704. By Bo Ford

Forever Paradise used the passing lane to beat Bazillion and Clic K in the stretch to win the Saturday harness racing feature event at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was 1:57.2. Mike McGuigan was in the bike for the victory leaving from the seven hole and tracking race leader Clic K throughout the mile before making his move down the lane. Forever Paradise and McGuigan have been a hot combination with three wins from four starts this season. Kevin MacLean trains for owners Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie. Miss Oromocto came in from Truro and claimed the open mares pace in 1:57.3 for driver Mark Haig. Best Risque was second while Brodys Leona was third. Corey MacPherson recorded a driving triple. Marc Campbell notched a driving double on the 12 dash program. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

Forever Paradise and harness racing driver Mike McGuigan will look to pick up their third victory of the 2016 campaign in the Saturday feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 6pm. The duo will team up with trainer Kevin MacLean and owners Reg Macpherson, David and Aaron Mackenzie to face off against seven other foes in Race 12. The winner of last weeks preferred pace in 1:55.1 has drawn post 7. The race will feature the second start off the bench for the former Premier's Pace winner Clic K (post 8), The iron tough All Turain makes his first start of the 2016 season from Post 5 as well as back-to-back winner Waterside Light. The Open Mares will settle the score in Race 7 when morning line favorite Best Risque squares off with the new comer Alittleeastermagic and a pair of top stakes fillies last season, Miss Oromocto and Dustylane Msvickie. Stakes stars invade Summerside Sunday It's a sure sign that summer is just around the corner when the stakes season kicks off at Red Shores Summerside. The historic Prince County oval is celebrating 130 years of racing. The Sunday program gets underway at 1pm. The 14-dash card features four divisions of three-year-old colts in the $5, 975 Bob Dewar Memorial and four divisions of the three-year-old fillies in the $5, 650 Ruby Chappell Memorial. The stakes action gets under way in race 3 with Glory Jean looking to continue her winning ways for owner Blair Hansen, trainer Tom Weatherbie and driver Mark Bradley, she'll be forced to do battle with mainlanders Howmacfiesty and morning line favorite Shalara. The first division of the Bob Dewar will go to post in Race 5, as Dusty Lane Arby returns back to home soil for owner trainer Ronnie Gass and driver Corey MacPherson, he will face off against K D Overdrive. The reining Maritime Breeders and Atlantic Breeders Crown winners from last season in their respective divisions are both in action on the card. Howmacscanasta has drawn into post 2 in the afternoon's 7th Race, while Jackson K Down will look to start his season off on a winning note from post 7 in Race 13. Gilles Barrieau will be in the driver seat for both. By Bo Ford

Forever Paradise drafted behind race favorite Silverhill Shadow (Terry Gallant) and used the passing lane to overcome the pace setter in the stretch to win the preferred pace harness racing feature Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Silverhill Shadow held on for second and DBS Rosco third. Mike McGuigan engineered the winning trip for trainer Kevin MacLean and the ownership team of Reg MacPherson, David MacKenzie, Stratford, PE and Aaron MacKenzie, Winsloe. Forever Paradise stopped the timer in 1:56 flat and returned $19.30 to win. The 2-3-1 triactor paid $203.90. Edgewood had his picture taken for the first time in the winner's circle after arriving on PEI. Gary Chappell piloted the newcomer to victory in the trot division. The Glenn Claybourne trainee won by half a length over Holy Molie Maggie and driver Corey MacPherson. Neal complete the top three for Brian Andrew. MacPherson recorded a driving triple on the 13 dash program with Jason Hughes, Gary Chappell and Marc Campbell scoring doubles. Trainer Ron Gass had two winners on the card from his Cornwall stable. The wager was $39,755. Thursday night racing opens this week with a new post time of 6:30pm. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Forever Paradise blasted off the gate to take the early lead and was able to hold off some late challengers to win the Sunday afternoon harness racing feature in 2:00 flat at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Driver Marc Campbell, who used rail control to his advantage, sent the Kevin MacLean trainee through some hot fractions of 27.4, 57.3, 1:27.4 over the sloppy track with three second variant. The son of Western Paradise, who had a five length margin at the head of stretch, was fading in the stretch but was able to beat a pair of Trevor Hicken stable stars longshot Painted Desert (Mark Bradley) and race favorite All Turain (Corey MacPherson) to secure the triactor ticket. The 1-4-6 combination returned $422.80. Forever Paradise notched his 16th victory from 32 starts this season for owners Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie. Caliban Hanover reached a special milestone on the afternoon's open trot class. The veteran trotter, under the command of Walter Cheverie, recorded his 50th lifetime win for owner Wendell MacDonald, Cornwall, PE and trainer Ron Gass. Campbell, Ken Murphy and Corey MacPherson posted driving doubles on the final Sunday card of the season. Racing returns Saturday. Post time is 12:30pm. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

It was Super Sunday at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Summerside featuring a stakes filled day honoring the Joe O'Brien memorial, Lady Slipper and the Atlantic Aged Mares Final. The big showdown of the afternoon went to Dixieland Band and driver Gilles Barrieau after they teamed up to fend off a fast closing Proven Desire in their respective gold division of the O'Brien. Proven Desire, under the command of Marc Campbell, took his shot when Campbell angled him out on route to the three-quarter pole with the big colts going toe to toe through the stretch but it wasn't quite enough. Dixieland Band has 11 wins from 16 starts for owners David and Aaron MacKenzie and Reg MacPherson. The colt, who toured the Prince County oval in 1:56.1, is trained by Kevin MacLean. The victory was Barrieau's fourth trip to the winner's circle. Woodmere Fullalife (Paul Langille) completed the triactor. JJ Romeo, in line to Mike Stevenson, captured O'Brien gold for owner Daniel Ross, Belfast, PE. The runner up was Bngs Express (Danny Romo) The three-year-old fillies were in action with the Lady Slipper stakes with Campbell taking both gold splits aboard Three Pink Bows and Dustylane Msvickie. This year's Gold Cup & Saucer winning pilot recorded a driving triple which included a score with trotter Paymenowpaymelater for trainer Earl Watts and owner Wade Peconi, Stanchel, PE. The stage was also set for the nine finalists in the Atlantic Aged Mares Final for $16,517 presented by Standardbred Canada. Rail sitter For All We Know knocked off race favorite Ramblinglily in 1:57.1. Gary Chappell engineered the winning drive for trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Bruce Wood, Marshfield, PE. Ramblinglily (Walter Cheverie) was second with Brodys Leona (Ken Murphy) third. For a complete list of the stakes winners go to www.redshores.ca Lee Drake

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Forever Paradise formerly had a reputation as King of the Thursday night top class and the Kevin MacLean trainee is looking for his throne back this Thursday at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash card. Gilles Barrieau will control the lines of the post 4 starter Forever Paradise in the race 11 $2,200 feature for owners Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe. The leading percentage driver in North America with over 100 starts, Barrieau has a good chance to keep his masterful average afloat with Forever Paradise, who has quite a record of his own with six wins, three seconds and a third from 12 seasonal starts. A Fresh challenger has the rail in the Thursday feature in the form of Kendal Gucci. The six-year-old Life Sign mare has Doug Folkins Jr. in the bike for owner-trainer Jonah Moase of Warren Grove. Moase has been racing his stable in Ontario since the winter meet concluded in Charlottetown in February. Other entries include The Big Bite (Mike Stevenson), Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton), Jrs Hurricane (Corey MacPherson), Likely To Win (Marc Campbell) and Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes). The back-up pace lines up in race 12 with a pair of tough claimers going to battle once again this week. Sinners In Heaven (Gary Chappell) has the rail fresh off a 1:56.2 victory while Lyndale Royal (Campbell) will leave from post 3 after scoring wins in his last two starts. Both Island bred pacers compete for a price tag of $7,200 in the eight-horse field. A group of eight pacing mares will look to hook bridles in the race 9 Fillies and Mares Not Listed Open for a purse of $1,850. Rose Valley is favoured off the rail for driver Kenny Arsenault, trainer Mike Campbell and owners Dawn and Theodore Bremnew of Jemseg, N.B. The five-year-old mare will compete against the likes of Onehotvett (Wade Sorrie) from post 2 and track record holder Whitesand Artist (Neil Bambrick) from post 6. The Island trot ranks will meet in races 3 and 5 as Kims Pjs is the favourite in race 3 for a $1,350 purse for trainer-driver Lenny Myers. Race 5 has Caliban Hanover dropping out of Open competition to be installed as the morning line choice from post 4 in the $1,550 affair for trainer-driver Ron Gass. By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

Fresh off the $22, 000 Governor's Plate final, Si Semalu will have rail control in the Saturday night harness racing feature at Red Shores Charlottetown. Owned by Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, NS, and a winner of over $150, 000 lifetime, the five-year-old son of Modern Art will look to pick up his first victory on Red Soil since reporting to P.E.I in mid June. He will gain the services of his trainer at top driver at Red Shores Charlottetown Jason Hughes. Forever Paradise will look to price them up from Post 6, listed as the morning line favourite and entered for a claiming tag, the five-year-old son of Western Paradise has been no worst then second in his first six starts off the bench including a lifetime best 1:55.1 two starts ago. Owned by Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie, the Kevin MacLean trainee will be driven by Mike McGuigan. Also in the feature Jersey Joe will put his three race win streak on the line from post seven. Tempo Seelster, Smiley Bayama, Likely To Win, Cabo Pan Lucas and Waterside Light round out the power packed field. A pair of Open Trots are set to go post ward as well on Saturday night, the first in Race 2 has Pleasure Girls pegged as the morning line choice for owner Shelley Gass and trainer, driver Ronnie Gass. The field also features Frill Seeker for the Ebbsfleet Stables and newcomer to Foxyhall Racing Thunderaway. Race 4 features a pair of newcomers, Post 4 starter Kennel Buddy comes in from Ontario for trainer David Dowling, Walter Cheverie gets the call on the five-year-old Ken Warkentin gelding who was a winner last time out in 1:57.2 over Georgian Downs. The second newcomer comes from the powerful Patrick Shepherd stable, a winner of 105 races this year, Shepherd a native of Stratford, P.E.I. currently sits second among trainers in all of Canada, he will send out Weskey for owner Stephen Morton of Windsor, NS. Harold Shepherd gets the call in the sulky on the winner of four races in a row, his last a lifetime best 1:56.4 over Georgian Downs. Racing action gets underway at 6 p.m. for the 12-dash card. By: Bo Ford

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - He has been undefeated on Prince Edward Island in 2015 and Thursday night he is going to try and keep it that way at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash card with Forever Paradise looking for redemption in the race 11 feature. The Kevin MacLean trainee was a second place finisher in last week's $3,500 Walter Dale Memorial in Fredericton, N.B., but was a winner in both his Charlottetown starts so far this season. Gilles Barrieau will be in the bike in Thursday's $2,250 feature, drawing post 1 for owners Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe. Race analyst Les MacIsaac pegs Forever Paradise in the win column. "He offers a not-worse-than-second record since coming off the bench four starts ago and gets the rail which will allow Gilles to work out the trip of his choice," MacIsaac said. "Top billing." Though he is heralded as the one to beat, the five-year-old son of Western Paradise will not race uncontested as Cheyenne Ford (Kenny Arsenault) has post 2 and Cabo Pan Lucas (Daniel MacDonald) has post 5. Other entries include Dusty Lane Oliver (Ron Gass), My Lucky Killean (Gary Chappell), Say It Again Sam (Jason Hughes), and Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton). Sinners In Heaven rides his two-race win streak into the race 9 $1,700 back-up pace with Terry Gallant in the bike for trainer Earls Watts and owners Lana Murphy and River Valley Management of New Brunswick and Windemere Farms of Hampshire. His main morning line opponents are PC Shockwave (Wade Sorrie) and Whosurwinner (Hughes). The evening trot class lines up in race 3 for a $1,350 purse. Former Maritime Champion Phanton Beau is the initial favorite from post 2 for driver Arsenault, trainer John Pineau and owners Peter Breau and Ann MacAulay of Moncton. Phantom Beau will have lots of company in the eight-horse field, as he will face off with a trio of rivals owned by the Andrew family. Post 3 has Presto Pegasus (MacDonald) for owners Bill and Rachel Andrew of Calgary, while post 6 has Money Show (Brian Andrew) owned by Brian Andrew of Milton, Blake Andrew of Montreal and Bill Andrew. Honeymoonisover (Mark Bradley) completes the uncoupled entry from post 7 for the ownership group of Blake and Brian Andrew. By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE – Mach It Big made his first start of  the 2015 campaign a winning one taking the afternoon feature event in 1:58.4 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell drove Mach it Big to victory tracking race favorite Astor (Jason Hughes) through splits of 29, 59 and 1:28.4 before over powering the pace setter in the stretch. The Jonah Moase trainee, owned by Mikaela Lustic of Cornwall, returned $5.50 to win. Astor was second with Cheyenne Ford (Kenny Arsenault) completing the triactor. It was Campbell’s third score of the day after getting his picture taken with Benny Rabbit then guiding Cheyenne Dunckley to top honors earlier in the program for owner Reg MacPherson and trainer Kevin MacLean. The MacPherson/ MacLean team also enjoyed success with Forever Paradise who claimed race 14 by six and a half lengths in 2:00.1 for catch-driver Corey MacPherson. In other action, Caliban Hanover, under the command of Ron Gass, won the trot division for owner Wendell MacDonald of Cornwall. Veteran pacer Blu Meadow Willie picked up his 53rd lifetime win for owners Bob and Brenda MacInnis of Summerside while pilots Jason Hughes, Gary Chappell and Brian MacPhee started the new season with driving doubles. The handle for the 15 dash program was $37,456. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The very best in Atlantic Canadian harness racing are coming to play this weekend at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park for the Atlantic Breeder's Crown finals and consolations. The action will be carried live on the Bell-Aliant Race Day show at www.redshores.ca Saturday afternoon features the four pacing consolations with a 1 pm post time for the 13-dash card. The first $5,000 consolation lines up in race 6 with the two-year-old filly pacers, followed by the two-year-old pacing colts in race 8, the three-year-old fillies in race 10 and the three-year-old colts in race 12. The Open trot lines up in race 5 with race favorite Zip The Lip leaving from post 5 in the compact five-horse field for driver Brian MacPhee, and co-owner and trainer Don Sweet and co-owner Orville Willis, both of O'Leary. He will face top competitors Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass). The Sunday afternoon championship program kicks off at 1 pm with six Breeder's Crown finals on a 14-dash card. Race 2 has the $9,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown final for two-year-old trotters, sponsored by Meridian Farms. Tyne Valley is the favorite in the eight-horse-field over top entries Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd) and Windemere Ty (Jack Panting). Tyne Valley will have the services of Mike Stevenson for co-owner and trainer William Roloson and co-owners Scott Roloson of Belfast and Kristi Pickering of Charlottetown. The three-year-old trotters will do battle in their Breeder's Crown final sponsored by Meridian Farms in race 5 on the program as race favorite Seanchai is shouldered with post 7 for driver Jason Hughes and owner Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach. The three-year-old son of Northern Bailey will put a two-race-win-streak on the line against Southfield Shadow (Terry Gallant) and Dunmore Chance (Panting). The two-year-old filly pacers line up in race 7 in a $22,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown final and it promises to be a hard fought battle as the division has been trading blows all season. Jann Down is the morning line favorite from post 3 for driver Gilles Barrieau, trainer Stephen Mason and owner Downey Stables of Quispamsis, N.B. She will face other divisional leaders Three Pink Bows (Walter Cheverie), Dusty Lane Bria (Arsenault) and Woodmere Dancenart (Clare MacDonald). Race 9 has the Atlantic Breeder's Crown two-year-old pacing colt final and Barrieau has the favorite again, this time off the rail. The New Brunswick reinsman will guide Dixieland Band from post 1 for trainer Kevin MacLean and owners Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe, and Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie, both of Stratford. His top competition will come from Proven Desire (Marc Campbell) and Camco Titan (Arsenault). The most interesting division has unquestionably been the three-year-old filly pacers and they will put $22,000 on the line in race 11 as Elm Grove Inarush will attempt to accomplish what just slipped out of her grasp in her two-year-old season: being crowned Atlantic Sires Stakes champion. Saulsbrook Alana defeated her that October day in 2013 but the tables have turned, as Elm Grove Inarush has post 4 and is riding a three-race win streak for driver Mark Bradley and Kensington connections of trainer and co-owner Eddy Doucette, Grant Mann, Blaine Thibeau and Gordon MacLeod. She will face some tough company with Saulsbrook Alana (Campbell) from post 7, Pictonian Sareta (Stevenson) from post 8 and Fleurje (Hughes), riding a five-race win streak, from post 6. The final Breeder's Crown final of the day has three-year-old pacing colts vying for top honours and a $22,000 purse in race 13. The draw was kind to Rancousy as he has rail control and a four-race win streak on the line for trainer-driver Darren Crowe and owner Donald Charles Smith of Brookside, N.S. The three-year-old son of Western Paradise will battle seven rivals including Mr Vaive (Bernard McCallum) and Just A Professor (MacDonald). The top pacing mares go head-to-head in race 12 in the Open Mares Invitational while the best free-for-allers on the East Coast, including D Gs Camme and All Turain, compete for $5,000 in the race 14 finale. For the complete list of entries, top picks or the weekend events with Atlantic Breeders Crown go to www.redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes

Charlottetown, PE - The two-year colt and filly pacers in the Lady Slipper and Joe O'Brien stakes headlined a 13 dash race program Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Three Pink Bows pulled off an upset in a division of the Lady Slipper gold knocking off favorite Dusty Lane Bria (Kenny Arsenault) in deep stretch to win in 1:59.4 which was a new race record for the filly. Danny Romo did the driving for trainer-breeder Doug Rankin and owners Tanya Tremblett, Sydney Mines, NS and Stevi Jardine, George's River, NS. Woodmere Dancenart was third. Jann Down notched her 7th win of the season and third in a row in the second Lady Slipper gold split for driver Gilles Barrieau and the Downey Stables of Quispamsis, N.B. Other winners in the Lady Slipper grassroots went to Sweetwater Rayane for Jack Panting and owner-breeder Linda Austin, Mount Stewart and Navajo Moe with driver Mark Bradley for owners Calvin Baglole, Bedeque, Shawn Baglole, Victoria West and breeder James Pound, Hunter River. All Hail, under the command of Walter Cheverie, found racing room in the stretch to capture a division of Joe O'Brien gold for two-year-old colts. Cheverie did the driving for owners Riley Farms, Kensington and Lloyd Hannah, Summerside. The breeder is William and Brian Andrew. The second O'Brien gold went to Dixieland Band for Marc Campbell. The colt, bred by William Andrew, Calgary, Alberta, recorded his fourth consecutive victory for owners Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie. Kevin MacLean is the trainer. The Joe O'Brien grassroots divisional winners were R ES Reese for driver Mike Stevenson, owners Daniel Crouse, Ontario and Amy Crouse, Lower Kingsclear, NB and breeder Robert Connelly. Elm Grove Jepson also took top honors for Campbell and the ownership group of Andrea Rennison, Ryder Mathew Renneson and Cathy Benedict, NS. The breeder is Robert Gordon, Elmsdale. In other action, DBS Rosco and Mike Stevenson captured the evening's feature in a dazzling 1:57 flat. The four-year-old son of Santanna Blue Chip laid down fractions of 27.3, 57.3 and 1:27.3 to score his sixth victory of the season. The winner is co-owned by trainer Wendell Shaw, Robbie Shaw and Derek Folland, Summerside. Every Day, with Brian Andrew driving, won the Martin MacDougall memorial. Campbell posted a hat-trick on the card. Stevenson had a driving double. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

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