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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 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 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 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 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

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 first card 2015 race season gets underway Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The track will feature a new post time of 12:30pm for the remaining five race programs this month before the winter break. Tempo Seelster has drawn the rail for owner-driver Vince Poulton in the afternoon top class. The pacer, who is making his fourth start since returning from the Ontario market, will lead the post parade in race 7 that includes Cheyenne Ford (Kenny Arsenault), Machinthesand (Corey MacPherson), Mach It Big (Marc Campbell) and Astor (Jason Hughes). Mach It Big is back after being sidelined for most of 2014. The seven-year-old owned by Mikaela Lustic, Cornwall and trained by Jonah Moase, qualified in 2:01.2 over a sloppy track in Truro on December 28th for Ryan Ellis. This guy was impressive before his break but he meets Astor from the Foxyhall racing stable of Summerside. Astor is the top pick from race analyst Les MacIsaac. “He’s sitting on back to back wins and gets a better post than he had in those two,” said MacIsaac. “Good shot at a threepeat.” The trotters will go the gate in race 4. I Ain’t No Lady has been established as the morning line favorite for driver Mike Stevenson, owner Sandra Cole, Kensingston and trainer Garth Cole. The son of Black River had four wins from 27 starts last year and makes his 61st lifetime start from post five. Trotting star Caliban Hanover, owned by Wendell MacDonald, Cornwall, leaves from post seven for trainer-driver Ron Gass. The trotter goes into the 2015 campaign with $90,560 in lifetime earnings. Gass will also send out Pleasure Girls with Corey MacPherson in the bike. Trainer Joe Smallwood has two horses entered in the contest with JK Hustler (Walter Cheverie) and JK Queen (Marc Campbell). Hopedale Dora (Joey Pineau) and Money Show (Brian Andrew) also make up the field. For race programs, top picks or the live broadcast go to by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - The field is set and the morning line favorites have been established in the feature event Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time for the 15 dash program is 1pm. The feature race is in honor of Charles MacDonald who was born and raised in Orwell, PEI and passed away October 8, 2011. MacDonald's grandson, Marc Campbell, has a shot of winning this race when he drives Machinthesand from post three for Noonan Holdings Ltd- Russell and Karen Noonan, Middleton, PE. The son of Mach Three, listed as the second choice (3-1 odds) behind morning line favorite Carnivore (5-2 odds), won his last start in 1:59.3. It won't be an easy task against Carnivore (Walter Cheverie) who charted his last assignment in 1:58.4 for trainer Marvyn Webster with top guns Astor (Jason Hughes) and Cheyenne Ford (Kenny Arsenault) also in the mix. Campbell will try to work out a trip against the other contenders which include rail sitter Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) and Perfect Escape (Ron Matheson). The feature is carded as race 7 on the afternoon. Hurrah, with trainer-driver Mark Bradley in the bike, has drawn the rail in race 14. The colt, leased to ownership group Hurrah 4 Island Charities by Meridian Farms, has raised $10,562 for charities such as Autism Society, PEI 4H, PEI Special Olympics, Prince County Hospital Foundation, Ocean 100's Toys for Tots and CBC Turkey Drive throughout his 2014 season. The son of Shadow Play makes his 26th start of the season where this month his cheques will go to the Upper Room food bank. He's in tough as he takes on Jackie Matheson's stable stars Balanchine and Van Zant. Forever Paradise is entered and will need to rally from post 8. Pleasure Girls takes the spotlight in the trot class. The mare, owned by Shelly Gass, Cornwall, got roughed up a bit in her last outing but managed a well-earned third place finish for Ron Gass. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is on board with Pleasure Girls (2), I Ain't No Lady(7) and JK Hustler (4) as his triactor choices. Don't miss the Boxing Day card Friday December 26th at 1pm with the New Year's Eve presentation featuring a 7pm post time. The 2015 live race schedule is outlined at with Saturdays in January running post times at 12:30pm. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

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

Charlottetown, PE - Make way for the Big Surf. The three-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere will make his PEI harness racing debut in the feature race Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time for the 15 dash program is 1pm. Big Surf was racing on the big track at Woodbine in Toronto where he finished second in his last assignment in 1:52. The pacer also performed well on a half-mile track winning in 1:55 over Flamboro back in October. Owners James Quinn and Vernon Bridge, put their new purchase in the Marc Campbell stable. Campbell and Big Surf leave from post 5 in race 14. Showing great gate speed, Big Surf can get off the starting gate so Campbell may have him right on the point to take charge of the nine horse field. And fans can wear your official Boom-Just Like That t-shirt for the event. If you don't have one, you can make your purchase in the gift shop. Since Campbell has to drive his own trainee in the race, Forever Paradise will get the services of Corey MacPherson off the rail. The all-star line-up also includes two entries from the Foxyhall stable with Narragansett (pp2) and Astor (pp7) along with Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton), General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson), The Big Bite (Mike Stevenson), Cheyenne Ford (Kenny Arsenault) and Carnivore (Walter Cheverie). The morning line odds keys a triactor with Big Surf (5), The Big Bite (6) and Astor (7). Race analyst Les MacIsaac likes 5-1-6 in the match with his longshot play going to Narragansett. Zip the Lip is back to compete in the open trot class in race 3. The trotter has been on fire in 2014 posting 12 wins from 25 starts. Brian MacPhee will be in the bike for the appearance. MacPhee is on top of the standings in the Trot Challenge competition presented by Johnston's Salads and Keybrand Foods Inc with 248 points followed by Walter Cheverie with 204 and Corey MacPherson with 183. The top driver with trotters at Charlottetown is presented with a trophy and a cheque at the end of the campaign. The battle is still tight in the top driver standings at the city oval between Jason Hughes and Marc Campbell. Hughes goes into the meet with 115 victories three behind Campbell at 118. The "Blue Knight" has 11 assignments on the card while Campbell is down to drive 12 on the program. Customers are reminded of the Christmas food and toy hamper that will be set-up in the main lobby of Red Shores. The PEISHOA is asking patrons to drop off items and receive a ballot for a chance to win dinner for two in the Top of the Park. For entries, top picks, race programs and live broadcast go to by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE – Carnivore came off the back of Forever Paradise and outsprinted the pace-setter to the wire to win the afternoon feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was 1:58.1. The victory marked back to back winning performances for the pacer. Kenny Arsenault mapped out the trip for trainer Marvyn Webster and owner Valleygrove Farms, Kensington. Forever Paradise (Marc Campbell) was second with Machinthesand (Ken Murphy) charging late to nail the triactor. The 1-3-8 combination returned $138.50. Stonebridge Wish recorded his fifth win in a row taking the 12th race for Corey MacPherson. MacPherson moved the Trevor Hicken trainee three-high down the backstretch to keep the streak intact. The veteran notched win number 13 from 33 starts this season for owners Robin Burke, Ten Mile House and Perry Burke Grosse-Ile QC. MacPherson also had victories aboard trotter Diamond Mine and Roscoes Child for the driving triple. Trainer Jackie Matheson had the one-two knockout punch in the open mares division when General Luckypercy beat stable-mate For All We Know for top honors.  Ron Matheson was in the bike for the win. Third place dough went to A Fiesty X Ample. Arsenault and Mark Bradley scored driving doubles on the final Sunday program of the year. For complete results go to by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE – Drivers Ron Matheson and Gilles Barrieau tied at the top of the standings and were crowned co-winners of the 2014 Driver’s Championship presented by PEISHOA Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Barrieau got the ball rolling with Woodmere No Fool for trainer-owner Garth Cole of Kensington in the opening leg and continued to stay near the top of the board throughout the eight race competition on the strength of three second place finishes and a third. Matheson was consistently picking up points on the day and started to climb up the leader board with back to back second place scores and then nailed the closing leg aboard Van Zant for his co-owner Tom Clark of Charlottetown. The victory gave Matheson 10 more points while Barrieau placed 7th giving him only 4 points in the closer leaving them tied at 62. The PEISHOA had a special ceremony when they retired the EF Acorn memorial trophy and dedicated a new trophy to the top drivers of the annual championship in honor of the late Paul MacDonald. MacDonald won the top driver award on several occasions throughout his career and held the record for most wins in a single season for 24 years. Members of the MacDonald family were trackside for the Barrieau and Matheson presentation. Marc Campbell put in a great effort posting four winners in the contest but was unable to capitalize after suffering a few disappointing finishes. The former driving champ tied in the runner up spot with Corey MacPherson with 55 points. MacPherson rallied with a couple of seconds and thirds to stay in the hunt. Campbell and MacPherson were presented with the hardware by the Hon. Ron MacKinley, minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development. The other participants included Jason Hughes (50), Mark Bradley (48), Terry Gallant (43), Vince Poulton (41). Bradley was placed into the championship after a miscalculation by the PEISHOA.  Bradley was content to sit on the sidelines but Gary Chappell, who was originally scheduled to race, insisted Bradley be able to compete. In other action, Howmacs Missy gave Campbell five on the program when they crossed the wire first in the afternoon finale. The filly is owned by Howmac Farms, North Wiltshire and Wade Peconi, Stanchel. Earl Watts is the trainer. Honeymoonisover (Bradley) and JK Queen (Walter Cheverie) won their trot assignments. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Zip The Lip did it again. The trot star, co-owned by trainer Donald Sweet and Orville Willis of O'Leary, notched his 12th win of the season after capturing the trot feature in 2:07.1 over a sloppy track. Brian MacPhee waited patiently before diving into the passing lane with the son of Ken Warkentin to chase down the leaders and post back to back victories. Caliban Hanover was the runner up with the show ticket going to Diamond Mine. Carnivore and Kenny Arsenault claimed the top class in 2:03.4 for Valleygrove Farms, Kensington, The Marvyn Webster trainee came back to on to beat Forever Paradise with the Big Bite third. Track announcer Vance Cameron picked the 1-4-5 triactor in the pre-race interview. Jason Hughes had another big day with four winners. The "Blue Knight" started the afternoon program winning the first three races putting him back in the lead of the Charlottetown driver standings. The Hughes parade began with a catch-driving score aboard New School followed by a gate to wire romp with Virginonthebeach. Jersey Joe, trained by Deanna Clow, New Haven, battled back to catch the field to give the Stratford native the triple. The grand-slam came with C L La Rousse. For All We Know recorded her third win in a row taking the mares open in 2:04.2 for driver Gary Chappell, trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Bruce Wood. Her stable-mate General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson) was second while A Fiesty X Ample (Mark Bradley) rallied late for a third place finish. Chappell and Walter Cheverie had driving doubles on the program. Astor pulls off upset in Red Shores Feature Charlottetown, PE - Astor, owned by the Foxyhall stable of Summerside, won the Saturday afternoon feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park in an impressive 1:56.3. Driver Jason Hughes deployed front end tactics with the five-year-old pacer nd posted fractions of 29.1, 58.4 and 1:28.2. Cheyenne Ford (Kenny Arsenault) was second with Machinthesand (Walter Cheverie) third. The 7-4-1 triactor paid $615.70. Osprey Strike, under the command of Paul Larrabee, and Dunmore Chance, with Jack Panting in the bike, won their trot assignments during the program. The annual Horse Person's Day is Saturday November 29th. Post time is 1pm. The afternoon features a driver's championship, second chance draws and prize giveaways. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - For All We Know captured the open mares pace Sunday in a sparkling 1:58.1 at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gary Chappell engineered the winning trip placing the mare in the first over flow and then over-powered fraction setter Willow Warrior in the lane to record his third winner of the afternoon. For All We Know's stable-mate General Luckypercy was third. The back-up class went to The Big Bite and driver Mike Stevenson in a win photo over Rash B Havior (Walter Cheverie) and Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell). The Big Bite stopped the timer in 2:00 for owners Jack Arsenault, Donna McIver, Edward Blaisdell and Deborah Wilson. The pacer is trained by Thane Arsenault. Zip The Lip landed back in the winner's circle taking the open trot for driver Brian MacPhee in 2:02.4. MacPhee made a three-high move down the backstretch at the three-quarters to join the leaders and then drove off for his 11th victory of 2014 for trainer Don Sweet and his co-owner Orville Willis, O'Leary. Diamond Mine was runner up with Caliban Hanover finding racing room in the stretch to finish third. Drivers Vaughn Doyle, Marc Campbell and Corey MacPherson had driving doubles with trainers Thane Arsenault, Darren Trainor and Jackie Matheson posting two winners each for their stables. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

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