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

Charlottetown, PE - 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 www.redshores.ca 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 www.redshores.ca 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

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

Charlottetown, PE - All Turain is listed as the favorite at 5-2 odds going into the Saturday afternoon top class at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 1pm. Mike Stevenson is down to drive the five-year-old son of Tell-All from post 4 after engineering an impressive 1:56.1 victory at Summerside last weekend. The Trevor Hicken trainee came from back of the pack with a 28 second closer to notch his 10th victory of the season. Foxyhall Racing has their two stable stars Astor (Gary Chappell) and Narrgansett (Jason Hughes) ready to roll as they leave on the outside of the favorite at post position five and six respectively. Machinthesand could be the sleeper in the line-up after posting a win and second place finish in his last two outings for his new pilot Ken Murphy. This guy has great closing speed too. The roster also includes heavy hitters like Cheyenne Ford (Kenny Arsenault), Shock The Rock (Corey MacPherson) and McJestic (Walter Cheverie). Cabo Pan Lucus gets top billings in the back-up class for trainer Gary Poulton and his co-owner Alan Walker, Charlottetown. Vince Poulton will do the driving. JK Queen and Pleasure Girls get the nod in their respective trot assignments on the program. The third annual Drive for Charity campaign will come to a close Saturday. The thirteen drivers and their sponsors have raised thousands of dollars for Island charities and they will make their official presentations after race two. The Sunday presentation has 14 races with the first contest being called to the starter at 1pm sharp. Trot star Zip The Lip will headline the program in race 4 for Brian MacPhee. Race analyst Les MacIsaac puts him as his top choice. "His winning streak came to an end last week but he moves back inside a couple of spots today and is reunited with Brian. Time to start a new one." The field also includes Frill Seeker owned by the Ebbsfleet stables of Stratford, Ontario. Kenny Arsenault will be in the bike for the trotter's 99th lifetime start. MacIsaac likes his chances. "He's been displaying much better behaviour and that translates into positive results. If he minds his manners again he'll be right in the thick of it." The triactor could be wide open with Abundaspin coming off back to back victories while Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy) has hit the ticket in their last three starts. Seanchai gets the rail for driver Jason Hughes and trainer Nicholas Oakes. The three year-old stakes' star will also compete against Diamond Mine, Majian Dillon and Caliban Hanover. In other action, Rash B Havior takes on the top guns in the afternoon $2,000 feature event. Walter Cheverie will drive for Michael Peters, Emyvale, from post 4. The pacer has five wins from 23 starts and can expect challenges from Carnivore, Forever Paradise and newcomer The Big Bite in power-packed field which also includes Andreoli Hanover, First Art Down, Oh To Be Me and Perfect Escape. Customers can bet on the Charlottetown action through www.hpibet.com with the live broadcast at www.redshores.ca by Lee A. Drake, for Red Shores

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

Summerside, PE - The live race program for Red Shores Summerside will be Sunday November 9th at 1pm. The live presentation was cancelled on the weekend due to a major weather system that hit the Atlantic Region. The final card of the season will feature special prize draws and promotions along with several trackside presentations. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE – The live race program at Red Shores Summerside for today (Sunday) has been cancelled due to unsafe track conditions due to weather.. An announcement on a make-up date will be released soon. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE – What a year. What a career. Abundaspin, a 14 year-old trotter owned by Mikaela Lustic, Cornwall, recorded his 80th lifetime win in the afternoon trot class Saturday at Red Shores at the CDP. Harold Shepherd was in the bike for the mile putting the veteran on the point to lead through all stations. The victory marked his 387th lifetime start which also includes 65 seconds and 40 third place finishes. He went into the card with $481,994 in earnings. This happened under strange circumstances. There was no race call or broadcast of the race because just a track announcer Vance Cameron picked up the field behind the gate, the power went out knocking off all systems which included the broadcast. Abundaspin was greeted in the winner’s circle with an official picture of the milestone. His racing career will come to an end on December 31, 2014. In other action, Narragansett edged out his stable-mate and fraction setter Astor (Jason Hughes) to take top honours in the afternoon feature for driver Mark Bradley. It was a one-two finish for Foxyhall Racing stable of Summerside who owns the pacing stars. All Turain (Mike Stevenson) was third. The one-length victory was charted in 1:57.3 over a track rated good with a one second variant. It was Bradley’s second winner of the day. Corey MacPherson had a driving triple on the card which included two scores aboard Blair MacLeod trainees Graymercy Hanover and Shock The Rock. Stonebridge Wish, trained by Trevor Hicken, also made up the hat-trick. Marc Campbell had a driving double. Jason Hughes did have a winner on the day so the drivers remained tied in the standings with 102 wins. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca  by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE – Oh To Be Me, at 24-1 odds, came flying late in the stretch to win the Thursday night feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The long-shot paced to a new race record of 1:58 flat. Owner-driver Gary Chappell mapped out of the trip opting to stay out of the speed duel between Forever Paradise and SOS Grappa as they cut fractions of 28.1, 57.2 and 1:27.2. The Big Bite (Mike Stevenson) rallied for second with Forever Paradise (Marc Campbell) fading to third. It was Chappell’s second winner on the program. For All We Know and Chappell won the open mares pace in 1:56.4 for owner Bruce Wood, Marshfield and trainer Jackie Matheson. Matheson’s other trainee General Luckypercy was second while Willow Warrior took the show prize. The evening’s trot class went to newcomer Warrawee Nuke for driver Kuri White. The trotter arrived from Ottawa and is now home to the Blayne White stable of Belle River, PE. The time of the mile was 2:02.1. Dunmore Chance was a nose off the winner for second with race favorite JK Queen finishing third. Driver Walter Cheverie recorded a driving triple on the final night of the Drive for Charity promotion. Cheverie teamed up with Red Shores to raise money for their charity Sadie’s Place in the 2014 campaign. He had winners aboard Newsmaker, Bowyer Hanover and Fitelle who paid $38.70 to his backers for the win ticket. Ken Murphy posted a driving double on the final Thursday night program of the season Racing returns Saturday with a 1pm post time. Red Shores Summerside will host their final card of the season on Sunday at 1pm. By Lee Drake, for Red Shores

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

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

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

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