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Charlottetown, PE - Carnivore and harness racing driver Walter Cheverie made every move count to win the top class in a dramatic four horse finish Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Cheverie mapped out the trip by getting away third from post 6 but ran into some traffic problems after being shuffled and locked in along the pylons fifth on route to the three-quarter pole. The duo remained patient finding a seam to get into the outside flow as the field headed for the final turn. Then, instead of tipping outside, Cheverie waited until My Lucky Killean (Gary Chappell) faded enough for him to take the Maryn Webster trainee back to the inside and blast up the passing lane to out gun pace-setter Cabo Pan Lucas (Danny MacDonald), Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) and a fast closing All Turain (Corey MacPherson) in the lane. The 1:57.2 victory was Carnivore's (Real Desire) third score from four starts in the spring meet for Valleygrove Farms of Kensington. All Turain was second with Cabo Pan Lucas, who laid down fractions of 27.2, 57.3 and 1:27.2, remaining strong for third. The 6-5-2 triactor paid $41.90. Camcun, owned by Jeff Holmes, Orwell and Trevor MacDonald, Vernon Bridge, won the finale giving Cheverie the late double. Pleasure Girls ran away with the trot division leveling the competition by 17 lengths for driver-trainer Ron Gass and owner Shelly Gass, Cornwall. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca Lee Drake

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Island harness racing is getting revved up with three race cards this week, including Saturday at 6 pm at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and the 2015 season opener at Red Shores Summerside on Sunday afternoon at 1 pm. The 11-dash Saturday evening card is headlined by six-horses in the race 10 $2,200 feature pace. Tempo Seelster is the classifiers choice from post 4 for owner-trainer-driver Vincent Poulton of Charlottetown. The five-year-old son of Santanna Blue Chip was a winner two weeks ago in this class but fell short last week after leaving from post 7. Carnivore has post 6 for driver Walter Cheverie, trainer Marvyn Webster and owner Valleygrove Farms of Kensington fresh off his 1:56.4 victory in last Saturday's feature. Top Maritime free-for-aller All Turain has post 5 for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Trevor Hicken and owners Lee Hicken of Charlottetown and Perry Burke of Quebec. All Turain's impressive 2014 season of 12 wins, $28,347 in purses and a mark of 1:54 is enough to inspire race analyst Les MacIsaac to select him to land in the winner's circle. "This guy was nothing less than dominant last year in some of his races and against some high caliber opposition to boot," MacIsaac said. "Yes, it's his first start off the bench but he wouldn't be out here if he wasn't ready to go. Beware." Other entries include Cheyenne Ford (Kenny Arsenault), Cabo Pan Lucas (Daniel MacDonald) and My Lucky Killean (Gary Chappell). The top trotters on the east coast line up in race 3 for a $1,500 purse with last week's winner, Pleasure Girls, the morning line favorite from post 5 with MacPherson in the bike for trainer Ron Gass and owner Shelley Gass of Cornwall. Eat Pray Trot has the rail fresh off an impressive qualifier in Charlottetown trotting his own mile in 2:00.3 for driver Brian MacPhee and owner-trainer Ambyr Campbell of Charlottetown. The field also includes I Aint No Lady (Mike Stevenson), Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew), Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) and Presto Pegasus (Mark Bradley). By Nicholas Oakes Red Shores Summerside Sunday A 10-dash program will hit the track Sunday afternoon as Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway opens up for the 2015 live racing season. A top notch top class will line up in race 9 with Outside The Wire the morning line favorite from post 1 with Summerside's leading dash winning trainer and driver, Jason Hughes, at the lines. The six-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear is trained by Craig Avery for owners Andrew Avery of Freetown and John Brodrick of Alberta. New Brunswick invader American Captain has post 4 in the event for Island native trainer-driver Mike Campbell. Campbell has come to the Summerside Raceway from Fredericton, N.B., for the 2015 season. Other entries are Bowyer Hanover (Walter Cheverie), J Rs Hurricane (Gary Chappell), Darth Bader (Gilles Barrieau), and American Terror (Steven Shepherd). The afternoon back-up class hits the track in race 10 with Motorino favored from post 7 for trainer-driver Terry Gallant, who co-owns with Eric Johnston of Summerside. The four-year-old son of Brian P was purchased by the connections in last January's mixed sale in New Jersey and has been impressive his first few starts on the Island including a 1:58 victory last week in Charlottetown. Other top entries in the eight horse field include Haunto (Barrieau) and D Bs Rosco (Kenny Arsenault). Customers will be greeted to a list of new promotions including the Super High 5, Pik 3 and Pik 4. On-track players will be offered the Pick 5, Wild Horses tags on races 2-10 with jackpots and Set for Summer promo where customers have a chance to qualify to win weekly prizes with the grand prize of $1,000 a week for 10 weeks being drawn on the first day of summer June 21, 2015. For race programs, Jared's Picks or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca or twitter at leedrake01 or red_shores Lee A. Drake  

Charlottetown, PE - IDK, under the command of harness racing catch-driver Danny MacDonald, won the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. MacDonald put the Gary Poulton trainee on the point from post 6 and cruised through fractions of 28.2, 1:00.1, 1:30.2 to stop the timer in 1:58.4. Lyndale Royal (Marc Campbell) was second while First Art Down (Ken Murphy) was third. The 6-4-1 triactor paid $69.10. The son of Stand Forever is owned by Gail MacDonald of Charlottetown. Howmacs Pride won the evening trot division in 2:03.2 for driver Kenny Arsenault and owners Wade Peconi, Stanchel and Howmac Farms Ltd, North Wilshire. The fastest mile of the night came in the Best Western Pace when Whosurwinner turned on the jets to win in deep stretch tripping the timer in 1:57.4. Corey MacPherson was in the bike for owner Ron Gass, Cornwall and trainer Deanna Clow. MacPherson and Gary Chappell recorded driving doubles on the program. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - The horses make their weekday debut Thursday under the lights at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time for the 10 dash harness racing card is 7pm. IDK, owned by Gail MacDonald Charlottetown and trained by her brother Gary Poulton, has been established as the morning line favorite (5-2) for catch-driver Danny MacDonald (32). The pacer set up some big fractions in his last race and faded in the lane but he still paced his mile in 1:57.4. MacDonald will take him from post six as the son of Stand Forever - Magical Sum closes in on his 100th career start. First Art Down has drawn the rail for trainer Cliff Murphy, owner Bruce Wood, Marshfield and driver Ken Murphy. This guy took a shot at The Big Bite (Kenny Arsenault) in his last meeting and finished second by a neck. They will leave side by side for this match-up. Lyndale Royal (Marc Campbell) and Windemere Eric (Gary Chappell) have also been entered. Balanchine is back for another season. The racing super-star is coming off an impressive 2:00.1 qualifier where he fired a 28.4 closer. Jackie Matheson conditions the 11 year-old campaigner for owners Mike Pollard, Donagh and Joey Gallant, Charlottetown. His career stats include 259 starts, 58 victories, 35 seconds, 31 third place claims and earnings of $773,191. The Matheson stable will also send out Perfect Escape who is a top contender in the Best Western Pace in race 10 for owners Jack Keenan, Stratford and Joseph Dahl, Burlington, Ontario. Caliban Hanover will be gunning for his first win of the spring meet when he takes on six rivals in the evening trot class for Ron Gass and owner Wendell MacDonald, Cornwall. The trotter goes up against a couple of Peconi stable-mates with Howmacs Pride and Incredibility in the seven horse field. For the complete race program and top picks go to www.redshores.ca Lee A. Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Zip The Lip, one of the most dominant trotters on the East coast in 2014, is back to compete Saturday during the 12 dash harness racinng program at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 6pm. Zip The Lip had an impressive resume last year recording 13 victories from 26 starts and comes off the bench with a third place finish in his first start of the spring meet. Brian MacPhee will be back in the bike for trainer Don Sweet and his co-owner Orville Willis of O'Leary. They will have to overcome post 8 and also keep a close eye on the morning-line favorite Pleasure Girls for red hot driver Corey MacPherson. MacPherson, who will drive for owner Shelley Gass, Cornwall, is coming off five winning drives over the first two cards. The action packed line-up also includes 7-2 choice Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) and the always dangerous Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) from post 2. The race will be called to the starter at 7:08PM AST. Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) and Carnivore (Walter Cheverie) will duke it out once again in the evening feature. These two have traded winner's circle photos over the last two starts but both will have outside posts for this showdown. The Poulton family will send out two other entries in the top class with IDK drawing the rail for catch-driver Mark Bradley and Cabo Pan Lucas getting the services of John Holmes. The $2,100 event also includes JRS Hurricane, DBS Rosco, Outside The Wire and My Lucky Killean. In other action, Miracle Matts is the favorite in the Valerie MacPhee birthday pace in race 9 for MacPherson and owner Blois MacPhail, Cornwall, while Rymar Sporty and driver Ken Murphy get the top call in the Maritime Greyhound Adoption Program Pace in race 7. Owners, along with their adopted greyhounds, will be in attendance. Red Shores is getting ready to officially launch a new Drive for Charity promotion along with details surrounding A Fiesty X Ample running for Island charities this season. The mare will be trained and driven by Mark Bradley while being leased from the Bill Andrew stable. This is the second year in a row that the Andrew family has helped spear head the fundraiser. Charities will be released soon. The Race Day network will add a new member this season. Bo Ford will join Lee Drake, Peter MacPhee and Jeremy MacDonald on the broadcast desk. The crew will join track announcer Vance Cameron for the 2015 meet at Summerside and Charlottetown locations. Customers have several options with new promotions including the Super High 5, Pik 3 and Pik 4. On-track players will be offered the Pick 5, Wild Horses tags on races 2-12 with jackpots and Set for Summer promo where customers have a chance to qualify to win weekly prizes with the grand prize of $1,000 a week for 10 weeks being drawn on the first day of summer June 21, 2015. For race programs, Les's Picks or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca  Lee A. Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Tempo Seelster and harness racing driver Vince Poulton won the evening feature over a fast closing Carnivore (Walter Cheverie) and Cabo Pan Lucas (Danny MacDonald) Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The mile was charted in 1:57.3 for Tempo Seelster who left from post three and cut fractions of 29.1, 59.3 and 1:28.4. The son of Santanna Blue Chip flashed a closing panel of 28.4. It was Poulton's second winner on the program after another wire to wire score with IDK owned by his sister Gail MacDonald and trained by his brother Gary Poulton of Charlottetown. Corey MacPherson enjoyed a big night at the office with a driving triple. MacPherson won with Alliegetty for owner Kent Livingston, Brodys Leona, who nosed out Motorino in a photo finish to go right to her personal best of 1:58.3 for owners Kerry and Emily Taylor, Stratford and Lisa Richards, Cornwall and veteran Life Savior for trainer Duane MacEachern and owner Darla MacEachern of Kensington. Fightmaster put in an impressive performance winning in gate to wire fashion in 1:57.4 for driver Mike McGuigan and his co-owner Jack Quinn, Charlottetown. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Carnivore and driver Walter Cheverie have been established as the race favorites in the featured event Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time for the 12 dash harness racing card is 6pm. The top class will be called to the starting gate at 8:51 PM AST with Carnivore lining up from post 5. The Marvyn Webster trainee blasted off cover last week with a 28 second closer to secure the victory. Runner-up Tempo Seelster, with Vince Poulton in the bike, will leave from post 3 while another Poulton stable star Cabo Pan Lucas gets the rail for driver Danny MacDonald, trainer Gary Poulton and his co-owner Alan Walker, Charlottetown. The race also stars Outside the Wire who completed the triactor in his last outing for Jason Hughes and JR's Hurricane (Gary Chappell) who had a fourth place finish on his chart line. Two newcomers from the Edward Harvey stable ship in to compete in the top level. Harvey will handle Darth Bader while Steven Shepherd gets the call to drive American Terror. Motorino makes his first start in race 7 after two impressive qualifiers for Terry Gallant and his co-owner Eric Johnston of Summerside. The four-year-old could start his spring meet where he ended in the winter meet in the winner's circle. Lyndale Royal (Marc Campbell) and Van Zant (Ron Matheson) are also listed as triactor candidates. Fightmaster makes his Island debut after competing on the Ontario racing circuit. Mike McGuigan will drive the colt for his co-owner Jack Quinn in race 3. Customers have a long line of new promotions including the Super High 5, Pik 3 and Pik 4. On-track players will be offered the Pick 5, Wild Horses tags on races 2-12 with jackpots and Set for Summer promo where customers have a chance to qualify to win weekly prizes with the grand prize of $1,000 a week for 10 weeks being drawn on the first day of summer June 21, 2015. For race programs, Les's Picks or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca or twitter at leedrake01 or red_shores Lee A. Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Carnivore, under the command of harness racing driver Walter Cheverie, won the feature race during opening night of the spring meet Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Carnivore, owned by Valleygrove Farms, Kensington and trained by Marvyn Webster, turned back Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) for the victory in 1:57.3. Outside the Wire (Jason Hughes) was third. The 4-3-1 triactor returned $51.70. Torpedo Seelster and driver Corey MacPherson captured the opener with a 2:00 performance for trainer Ron Gass and owners Jim MacPhail and George Rogers, Alberta, Darcy Murphy, NB. MacPherson also scored with newcomer Useful Hanover from the Jason Sherry stable of Kensington. Driver Brian Andrew recorded a driving double on the program. Andrew was joined in the winner's circle by Ocean 100's Megan MacKinnon when he guided Every Day to victory in the 4th race. It was MacKinnon's top pick when she joined the broadcast team for a pre-race interview. Andreoli Hanover gave Andrew is second winner with a top effort in race 6. Mark Bradley was the winning trainer. Gary Chappell also climbed the driver standings scoring twice aboard Time To Get Jiggy for owner Paul Conway and My Lucky Killean from the Dr. Mary Mcniven stable of Nine Mile Creek. Wager for the 10 race program was $30,162. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca Lee A. Drake

Charlottetown, PE - The official countdown to the 2015 Gold Cup & Saucer will be launched Saturday when live racing returns to Red Shores Racetrack & Casino. The legendary Charlottetown Driving Park oval kicks off the season with first race post time at 6pm. The official broadcast will be carried at www.redshores.ca It's going to be a busy day at the track with a host of new promotions, special trackside presentations and the famous Kentucky Derby live from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The evening featured event will go to the gate in race 9 with an 8:17pm AST post time. Tempo Seelster, owned, trained and driven by Vince Poulton, Charlottetown, is the favorite at 5-2 odds on the morning line. Race analyst Les MacIsaac, who returns for his 18th year on Les's Picks in the race program, says he will tough to beat. "Tempo Seelster closed out the meet with back to back wins and if the recent qualifier is any indication, he looks poised to pick up right where he left off." The field has some other heavy hitters including JRs Hurricane (Gary Chappell) who had a sparkling resume in 2014 with 26 top three finishes from 38 starts which included 12 victories while pole sitter Outside The Wire makes his season debut for trainer Craig Avery and driver Jason Hughes. Hughes, who shared with top driver of 2014 with Marc Campbell with 126 winners, is booked on five horses while Campbell is down on six. Both pilots open the season tied with 12 scores each on the leader board. The top class also includes Veronicavermillion (Neil Bambrick), Carnivore (Walter Cheverie) and Miracle Matts (Corey MacPherson). Campbell could grab the early lead in the season's rankings when he handles newcomer Fly With Max from post 6 in the PEI Poker Challenge pace in race 1. The four-year-old pacer comes in from Flamboro Downs for owners Wade Peconi, Stanchel and Nicholas Peconi Jr, Lakefield, Ontario. Customers will be greeted to a list of new promotions including the Super High 5, Pik 3 and Pik 4. On-track players will be offered the Pick 5, Wild Horses tags on races 2-10 with jackpots and Set for Summer promo where customers have a chance to qualify to win weekly prizes with the grand prize of $1,000 a week for 10 weeks being drawn on the first day of summer June 21, 2015. For race programs, Les's Picks or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca or twitter at leedrake01 or red_shores Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Narragansett, under the command of harness racing driver Jason Hughes, was placed the winner of the feature race Sunday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park after an interference call on the race winner. Pictonian Storm won the Darlene Compton pace for Wade Sorrie but was set back to sixth for interference on Modern Xhibit (Walter Cheverie) as field came out of the first turn. Narragansett, owned by Foxyhall racing stable of Summerside, finished second but inherited the victory after the ruling. Machinthesand (Ken Murphy) was moved up to second with Oh To Be Me placed third to complete the triactor. The 6-3-1 triactor triggered a payout of $904.80. In other action, JK Queen, owned by Joe Smallwood, Stratford and Norman Clarey, Charlottetown, captured the trot class in 2:07 over a track rated as "good" with a two second variant. The victory was the first of a driving triple for Marc Campbell. Campbell also scored with Pinner from the Brian Ladner stable and Female Finese for owner William White of Murray River, PE. Racing officials later downgraded the surface to a four second variant prior to race 5 on the day. Oakrock Almighty and driver Gordie Hennessey closed out the winter meet with fast closing move to notch his 32nd lifetime win for the nine-year-old pacer. Hennessey did the driving for Shirley Weeks, Hunter River and trainer Jackie Matheson. Matheson was presented with a fan's choice award for trainer of year at Red Shores. Hughes, Terry Gallant and Mark Bradley recorded driving doubles on the final day of racing. The wager was $42,858. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca Live racing returns April 25th in Charlottetown and May 24th in Summerside. Lee A. Drake

Charlottetown, PE - The curtain will fall on the winter harness racing meet with a 15 dash program Sunday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 12 Noon. The card was moved due to the winter storm in the forecast for Saturday. Veronicavermillion (Brian MacPhee) will be back in the top class after upsetting the field last week to win in 1:56.4. The Alex MacPhee owned pacer drew post 7 while runner-up Cambest Kisser (Kenny Arsenault) lands inside for this week's showdown and leaves from post 2. Modern Xhibit didn't have any luck with the draw either as he has been saddled with post 8 after being scratched last week. Walter Cheverie gets the call to drive from owner Jonah Moase, Cornwall. The other horses in the field are also capable of landing on top of the triactor ticket and they include Oh To Be Me, Machinthesand, Pictonian Storm, Forever Paradise and Narragansett. The race is sponsored by Darlene Compton with a trackside cooler presentation to the winner. Race 11 will see the final career start for Thebeastfromtheast who has post 5 in the eight horse $1,000 contest. The 10-year-old daughter of Drop Off - Norma goes into Saturday's action with 26 lifetime wins and $253,418 in purse money. She sports a 1:50.2 lifetime mark taken at age four at The Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey in 2009 with Brian Sears in the bike for trainer Anthony Montini. The hulking mare was bred by Garrett, Justin, Brett and Marshall Whelan of Troy, Ontario, raised at Wally Wood's Marshfield Farm and campaigned by Jim Whelan in Ontario where she was a regular on the Woodbine Circuit with Garrett as the regular pilot. Her 1:50.2 victory gave the mare the distinction of being the fastest Maritime Bred mare of all-time until she was eclipsed in 2014 by Elleofnxample. Thebeastfromtheast still stands in a third place tie for Fastest Maritime Bred ever, regardless of sex, with Kid Carson. Jim Whelan campaigned the mare for the majority of her career and is now her sole owner after claiming her back from Maine in 2014 and will breed her this coming Spring. Saturday, Jason Hughes will guide Thebeastfromtheast to the starting gate, for the 182nd and final time of her career, for trainer Nicholas Oakes. The final card of the winter meet goes Sunday with a special post time at 12 Noon. For race programs, top picks and live video go to www.redshores.ca Lee A. Drake

James “Allan” Smith, passed away Sunday morning at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The longtime PEI harness racing horseman was 87. The Hunter River resident operated a small stable from 1955 through until 2008. He was a complete horseman, did his own blacksmithing from the longtime family forge, jogged and trained horses on the roadside in rural PEI and at numerous matinee tracks. Allan had a driving career that saw him race on all the tracks in the Maritimes and many of the rivers during the ice racing days. He retired from driving in 1996. During his career he owned, trained and drove a number of Atlantic and PEI Colt Stakes winners, such Link C, Lady Stretch, Jim Andy, Bell’s Charm and Maritime fan favorite, the stakes winning and Invitational pacer, Bayside Katfish during the 1980s. Allan also trained back to the races, and shared the driving duties with his son, Earl, on legendary maritime stallion, Paris Dexter. After retiring from his driving career, Allan bred a number of stakes winners as well as continuing to attend the races in Charlottetown and Summerside up until the time of his passing. He also served as a director and president of the PEI Colt Stakes. He was honoured by the PEI Standardbred Horseowners Association, in 1999, as Horseman of the year. The Smith family was inducted the Atlantic Breeders Crown Association Families of honour. Allan is survived by his wife of 68 years, Wanda (Bernard), and children Margie, longtime maritime horseman Earl, Gary, Janet, and former Western Canadian trainer/driver Roger. His remains are resting at the Central Queens funeral co-op in New Glasgow, PEI, until the funeral this Thursday from the Hunter River United church. Lee Drake

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 Jonah Moase stable has another pacing star back on Prince Edward Island to compete in the afternoon harness racing feature event Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time for the 14 dash program is 12:30pm. Modern Xhibt is the morning line favorite after coming off a dazzling 1:55 victory at Rideau Carlton racetrack in Ottawa last week. Moase secured the services of Walter Cheverie for the match-up which includes Forever Paradise (Marc Campbell) from post two. The horses will be battling for top honors with Forever Paradise sporting an impressive resume with eight top three finishes in his last nine assignments. The Jason Hughes operation has two entries with Cambest Kisser drawing the rail. Hughes has Kenny Arsenault listed to drive while he will handle Narragansett in the power-packed field. Veronicavermillion (Brian MacPhee) and Pictonian Storm (Wade Sorrie) are both capable of pulling off upsets in the race. Red Shores is teaming with Island Storm players on the afternoon program. The professional basketball team will be meeting fans and touring the paddock when they partner with horses and drivers for races 8 and 9. Billy Rush, a resident of Chicago, Illinois and plays forward with the squad, gets to cheer on favorite Artist List and driver Ken Murphy in race 8 while the Storm's Brandon Robinson drew the other favorite The Big Bite and driver Corey MacPherson in race 9. Trot specialist Frill Seeker will go after his fifth win in a row when he lines up behind the starting gate in race 3. Kenny Arsenault will do the driving for the Ebbsfleet stables. The rest of the field will try to spoil the party. They include I Aint No Lady (Brian MacPhee), JK Hustler (Walter Cheverie), Pleasure Girls (Corey MacPherson), JK Queen (Marc Campbell) and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass). For entries, results and race programs go to www.redshores.ca Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE – Life Savior, a veteran pacer owned by Darla MacEachern of Kensington, recorded his 50th lifetime win during the 15 dash program Sunday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Darla’s father, Duane, trains the ten year-old Life Sign campaigner who went into the race with 242 career starts. Driver Corey MacPherson was in the bike for the occasion. The time of the mile was 2:00.4. Forever Paradise (Marc Campbell) delivered as the post time favorite taking the program’s top class in 2:01.1 for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford and his trainer Kevin MacLean. Pictonian Storm put in an impressive mile to finish second for Wade Sorrie while the only girl in the field, Veronicavermillion, completed the triactor for driver Brian MacPhee. Cheyenne Ford, owned by James O’Halloran Montague, cut fractions of 29.4, 1:01.3 and 1:32 over a track rated a “good” with a two second variant. Frill Seeker moved his winning streak up to four in a row with a gate to wire score in the trot class. Kenny Arseanult trains and drives for Ebbsfleet Stables, Stratford, Ontario. Arsenault, Campbell and Jason Hughes recorded driving doubles. Wager was $40,087 Racing returns Saturday with post time at 12:30pm. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE – The draw is complete and the story lines emerge as the horses get ready to compete in a 15 dash race program Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 12:30pm with all the action being carried by Bell Aliant at www.redshores.ca Frill Seeker, a seven-year-old trotter owned by Sport PEI Hall of Fame member Don McDougall of the Ebbsfleet Stable, Stratford, Ontario, a stable name in honor of his summer home here on the Island, will try to extend his winning streak to three in a row when he goes behind the gate in race 5 for trainer-driver Kenny Arsenault. The son of Angus Hall seems to be flashing some of that form from the hot days of summer when he shaved one-fifth of a second off the track record for older trotters in July at Red Shores Summerside. The forcast this weekend calls for sunny periods and minus 9. It won’t be an easy task for Frill Seeker to pull off the top spot with heavy weights Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) and JK Hustler (Walter Cheverie) also listed as triactor candidates. The field is deep with talent and includes from the rail out Money Show, I Ain’t No Lady, Pleasure Girls and JK Queen. The feature puts Mach It Big (Marc Campbell) up against Astor (Jason Hughes) as one of the most anticipated show-downs of the afternoon. The pair battled it out last week with Mach It Big, who sports back to back wins, coming out on top for owner Mickael Lustic, Cornwall and trainer Jonah Moase. Astor, owned by Foxyhall racing of Summerside, PE, faded late in the stretch in that match-up after demanding to lead the race. The line-up also includes Perfect Escape (Ron Matheson), The Big Bite (Corey MacPherson), Forever Paradise (Gary Chappell), Cambest Kisser (Kenny Arsenault) and Machinthesand (Ken Murphy). Some of the other highlights on the card include Beckenbauer being established as the morning line favorite (5-2 odds) in the Earl Campbell 70th birthday pace in race 6, Woodmere No Fool and Stonebridge Wish go for their respective hat-tricks while veteran pacer Life Savior tries to notch his 50th lifetime victory for owner Darla MacEachern, Kensington, PE. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

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