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 Red Shores Summerside will host a big harness racing card with 13 races and over $123,000 in purse money on the line. The historic Prince County oval is no stranger to headlines and Sunday will put some of the region’s heavy hitters on the page. First race post time is 1pm with Time Warp leading the charge in the Lady Slipper stake opener for two-year-old trotters. Danny MacDonald will handle the daughter of Neal from post 2 for owners Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd, Daniel Ross, breeder William Andrew, Calgary, Alberta and Brian Andrew who runs the Meridian Farms East operation from Milton Station, PE. Time Warp makes her ninth start of the season and will need to keep a close eye on Da Master (Terry Gallant) from post 5. The big match-up of the afternoon comes up in race 12 when the three-old colts, dubbed the glamour boys, line up behind the starting gate in a division of the Joe O’Brien gold. Dixieland Band, with Gilles Barrieau in the bike, has drawn the rail with Proven Desire firing from post 5 for Marc Campbell. The son of Proven Lover is owned by Blair Hansen, Meghan MacDonald, John Thomas, NS. These two have been trading punches all season with Proven Desire taking top honours in their last test in the Turner at Truro in 1:57 flat while Dixieland Band, owned by Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie, took first place in Charlottetown at the PEI Colt stakes for trainer Kevin MacLean. The other O’Brien gold has BNGS Express (Danny Romo), Camco Titan (Campbell) and JJ Romeo (Mike Stevenson) vying for the biggest pay day. Arnold Dick, trained by track announcer Vance Cameron, lines up from post 5. The Atlantic Aged Pacing Series, presented by Standardbred Canada, has nine finalists going for $16,517. Ramblinglily goes into the event as the favorite but has to maneuver from post in the back tier for Walter Cheverie. Cheverie could opt to follow rail sitter For All We Know as they blast off the gate for position. The Jackie Matheson trainee will have Summerside’s winningest driver Gary Chappell at the controls while stable-mate General Luckypercy, who put an end to Lily’s streak last week, comes out of post 5 for Barrieau. The power-packed line up also has Romance in Camelot (Campbell), Bettim Jenny (Jeff Lilley), Best Risque (Clare MacDonald), Brodys Leona (Ken Murphy), Stayoutofmyaffair (Jason Hughes) and Rose Valley (Kenny Arsenault). I’m predicting an upset in the final. Don’t miss any of the action Sunday with nine Lady Slipper stakes, three Joe O’Brien stakes and one Atlantic Aged Pacing series final.  Lee Drake

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside will play host to some of the biggest stakes stars in the region Saturday in Charlottetown at 6pm and Sunday afternoon in Summerside with a 1pm post time. The Saturday program features two-year-old colt sensation Heart and Soul in a division of the Joe O'Brien memorial gold for a purse of $11,000. The Clare MacDonald trainee has won five straight which includes a track record breaking performance of 1:55.3 over the city oval on September 19th in the PEI Colt stakes. MacDonald will be in the bike in race 11 leaving off the rail for owners George and Earith Riley of Kensington, PE. The son of Western Paradise-Mighty Sassy goes into the event with $25,206 earned with six wins, a second and third from eight starts. KD Overdrive puts his four race win streak on the line from post 5 for Gilles Barrieau, trainer Stephen Mason and the Downey Stables of New Brunswick. Keen Edge (Danny Romo), Rosewood (Kenny Arsenault) JK Cowboy (Ryan Perrot) and Jackson K Down (Barrieau) listed as morning line favorites in their respective O'Brien memorial assignments. The two-year-old fillies strut their stuff in four divisions of the Lady Slipper stakes. The charm of Reserve Mines, NS, Dixie Lullaby, is the one to beat in the Lady Slipper gold. Trainer-owner Johnny Heffernan has listed Todd Trites to drive the filly who has only missed the winner's circle twice in her career. Riverboat Dancer (Mike Stevenson) and Camtizzy (Barrieau) are also listed as triactor candidates. Race analysts Gerard Smith and Les MacIsaac are split in the other gold between Shalara and Amirightorwrong. Future Edgebank and Pictonian Rachel get the top call in the Lady Slipper grassroots which carries a purse of $7,100. In other action, the Martin MacDougall memorial gets the action underway in race 1 with Celebrate Your Bet listed as race favorite for driver Jason Hughes. Hughes, who is closing in on career win 1,000, will be in the bike for trainer Nicholas Oakes and owner Douglas Matheson, Mt Albion, PE. For the complete list of entries, Les' Picks and live broadcast go to Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - The Big Bite was sent to the front by driver Mike Stevenson and held off all challengers to win the Thursday harness racing feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was 1:58.1. The track was rated as good with a two second variant. Nogreatmishchief (Walter Cheverie) was second with Balanchine (Gilles Barrieau) third. The 2-7-3 triactor returned $178.40. The Big Bite, who picked up his sixth win of the season, is trained by Thane Arsenault for owners Jack Arsenault, Charlottetown, PE, Donna McIver, Edward Blaisedell, PE and Deborah Wilson, NS. Morning line favorite Silverhill Shadow was scratched. Driver Wade Sorrie started the night by taking the early daily double with A Littlegirlsdream in the opener for owner-trainer Robert Phillips of South Pinette, PE and followed up with Gascoigne Dickie in the second race for Murray Graham MacDonald, Montague, PE. Vince Poulton scored a driving double with victories aboard Tempo Seelster and Cabo Pan Lucas for trainer Gary Poulton and his co-owner Alan Walker, Charlottetown, PE. Phantom Beau, with Gordie Hennessey in the bike, captured the trot division over Howmacs Pride in 2:04.1. The trotter is owned by Paul Breau and Catherine MacAulay, Moncton, NB and trained by Tom Weatherbie. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

McJestic sprinted into the passing lane and put away a fast closing Artners in Crime (Ron Matheson) and a fading fraction setter Forever Paradise (Walter Cheverie) to win the Saturday night feature in a dazzling 1:56.1 at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Jason Hughes did the driving for trainer-owner Troy Murray, Clyde River, PE. McJestic notched his 5th win of the 2015 campaign from 21 starts. He paid $8.40 to win while the 4-1-6 triactor ticket returned $109.90. The victory capped off a driving triple for Hughes who moves back to the lead in the Charlottetown driving standings with 75 wins after opening the program tied with Marc Campbell who was on assignment at Northside Downs in Nova Scotia. General Luckypercy ended Ramblinglily's winning streak with a score in the mares open in race 10 for driver Ron Matheson. The nine-year-old mare won by a length in 1:57.1. The victory was a family affair with daughter Jodi Lynn as the winning owner while son Jackie handles the training duties on the pacer. Ramblinglily was second with another Matheson stable star For All We Know finishing third. Caliban Hanover put in an impressive performance to win the open trot for catch-driver Walter Cheverie, owner Wendell MacDonald and trainer Ron Gass. Cheverie decided to vacate the two-hole on route to the opening quarter and rated the trotter to his fourth win of the year. Thunderaway (Hughes) was second while the classy Neal (Brian Andrew) closed for third. Cheverie also turned a hat-trick on the night with trips to the winner's circle aboard Mustang Sena for trainer Clair Sweet and Brodys Leona trained by Corey MacPherson for the ownership group of Emily Taylor, Kerry Taylor and Lisa Richards. Brian MacPhee, who is teaming up with Ocean 100 in the Drive for Charity promotion, had a driving double on the program. For complete results go to Lee Drake

Athletic Putnam and driver Walter Cheverie tracked down race leader Minor Wisdom (Norris Rogers) at the head of the stretch and held off a mad scramble to the finish to win the Sunday feature event at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Summerside.   The time of the mile was 1:57.3.   Outside the Wire (Gary Chappell) rallied for second while Smiley Bayama (Ron Gass),who was sitting sixth turning for home, closed hard to complete the triactor ticket. Athletic Putnam is co-owned by Paul Biggar, Tyne Valley and Donald Callbeck, Kensington, PE. Biggar handles the training duties on the pacer for his fifth win of the 2015 campaign. Cheverie had another big day on the track winning two more races. The veteran pilot has teamed up the Long Run Exploration in the Drive for Charity promotion to raise money for Joy Riders. The promotion continues until the end of October and the team has already raised over $1,000. Tymal Tyme, in line to Brian MacPhee, won the trot class in 2:03.4 for owner Tessa MacKinnon, Souris and trainer Cindy MacDonald. Gary Chappell had a driving triple on the program while Kenny Arsenault clicked for the double. Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Ramblinglily will headline the mares open presented by the Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Saturday during the 13 dash harness racing program at Red shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 6pm. Walter Cheverie is listed to drive the six-year-old mare who has 11 wins from 13 starts this season for trainer Allan Jones and his co-owner Norman Leger, Shediac, NB. The duo will leave from post 2 and could employ front end tactics to control the outcome. The pacing star is surrounded by a pair of Jackie Matheson trainees on the starting gate with General Luckypercy, owned by Jody Lynn Matheson, off the rail for Ron Matheson while For All We Know, driven by Gary Chappell, blasts from post 3 for owner Bruce Wood, Marshfield, PE. The all-star line-up also includes Yankee No More, Rose Valley, Stayoutofmyaffair and Best Risque. Cheverie has another live drive in the co-feature in race 12 when he handles back to back winner Forever Paradise for ownership group of Reg MacPherson, David and Aaron MacKenzie. The son of Western Paradise stopped the timer in 1:57.1 in his last start closing in 28.3 seconds to seal the deal. McJestic, trained by Troy Murray, Cornwall, and Perfect Escape, are also triactor candidates. Summerside, PE - Athletic Putnam has the rail and the top choice by race analyst Jared Stretch in the Sunday feature at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm. "The way he's been rolling this summer it's hard to leave him out of any race let alone the rail with Cheverie at the helm," said Stretch. Athletic Putnam was fifth in his last assignment and race timed in 2:00.2. He's owned by trainer Paul Biggar, Tyne Valley and Don Callbeck, Kensington, PE. The Summerside race analyst has listed Minor Wisdon and Cambest Kisser as top three contenders in the match-up. Outside the Wire, Smiley Bayama, Lucky Encounter and J Rs Hurricane complete the field. In other action, Walbert, who has been outside the top two in his last six starts, is back to go in race 10 for owner Ashley Gamester and driver Jason Hughes. The stratford native also has a shot to take the trot class when he drives Phoenician for Buntainwood Farm in Brackley, PE and trainer Nicholas Oakes. Sportsonthebeach, a three-year-old Sportswriter filly, makes her Island debut in race 7 for trainer Blaine McKenna. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Machinthesand proved to be the best choice for the betters after he delivered another winning performance at the harness racing feature at the Red Shores Summerside feature on Sunday. Ken Murphy was in the bike for the horse's 8th win of the season and 26th lifetime victory for owners Noonan Holding Ltd - Russell and Karen Noonan. Hughie Murphy's conditions the pacer who made his 24th start this campaign. Bowyer Hanover (Walter Cheverie) was second while Lucky Encounter (Kenny Arsenault) drove up to be third and complete the triactor. Jason Hughes had a productive day at the office recording five winners on the afternoon. The Stratford native started with Bon Vivant Hanover for trainer and karaoke star Deanna Clow and followed up with Walbert for owner Ashley Gamester, Hunter River, Cambest Kisser and Richlyn Yogi from the Donald and Steven MacRae stable, Vernon Bridge. Rowlock Hanover gave Hughes his fifth winner. The pacer loves the Summerside oval as he has two top place finishes and a second since relocating to PEI from Ottawa. Jansen Sweet trains for his co-owner Brody Ellis, Fort Mcmurray, Alberta. Dale Spence and Mike Stevenson had driving doubles. Spence opened the card with a victory aboard Western Sexy for owner John McGuirk, Kensington in the Gail Shea - Egmont PC pace. The Prince County oval also hosted with the PEI matinee finals with guest track announcer Christopher MacRae calling all the action. Austin Sorrie held the hot hands with two winners taking Class A with Lisfinny and Class B with freddy My Boy. Well known track parade marshal Heather Gamester won her respective division with Royal Val. For complete results go to Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE – Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park hosted the latest edition of the PEI Colt Stakes with a harness racing double-header on Saturday. It was a record breaking afternoon for Heart and Soul. Heart and Soul, owned by Earith and George Riley, Kensington, PE, toured the legendary oval in a dazzling 1:55.3 setting a new track record for two-year-old colts. Trainer-driver Clare MacDonald sent the son Western Paradise, bred by Riley Farms, to the point and crushed fractions of 29.1, 57.2 and 1:26.2 winning by an incredible 19 and half lengths. The mile erased the former record of 1:56 set by Astronomical and Dr. Ian Moore in 2004. K D Overdrive pushed his win to four for Downey Stable, NB. The colt was handled by Gilles Barrieau who enjoyed a driving triple on the afternoon with victories aboard stakes star Jackson K Downe and PL Faststrike. Driver Corey MacPherson recorded a hat-trick aboard two stakes winners on Dixie Lullaby and Dustylanemissmolly. MacPherson also guided Mach Vegas to top honours for trainer Adam Merner. The other divisional winners in the PEI Colt Stakes on the afternoon program were Howmac Fiesty (Danny Romo), Paradise Paradox (Bernard McCallum) and J K Cowboy (Ryan Perrot). Evening Edition “Welcome to Gilles Barrieau night,” boomed track announcer Vance Cameron when the NB driver crossed the finish line on top for an astonishing seventh time on the 14 dash program at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The card featured the PEI Colt Stakes for three-year-olds and the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series. Barrieau was in the bike when Dixieland Band torched the city track in a red hot 1:54.4 in his respective division over Proven Desire (Marc Campbell) and Goodmorningmister third. The colt is trained by Kevin MacLean for owners Reg MacPherson, David MacKenzie, Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie, Winsloe, PE. The “Maritime Magic Man” also had his picture taken with the same connections when stable stars Pictonian Edge and Forever Paradise scored under the lights. Barrieau, who has teamed up with MacQuarrie’s Meats to raise money for the Upper Room Foodbank in the Drive for Charity promotion, was almost unstoppable winning half of the scheduled races. His top assignments also included Ultimatelyhandsome, Braveheart De Vie in the MacPhee Memorial, General Luckypercy in a division of the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series and Artners in Crime. PEI Colt Stakes hardware was also presented to Elm Grove Joanette (Kenny Arsenault), Tobins Lady (Jason Hughes), Camco Titan (Corey MacPherson) and Dustylane Msvickie (Marc Campbell). In other action, Rambinglily, under the command of Walter Cheverie, notched her seventh victory in a row in her leg of the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series in 1:57.4 for trainer Allan Jones. By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - It's an action packed weekend of harness racing with the PEI Colt Stakes at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park Saturday with post times at 1pm and 7pm. Red Shores Summerside presents a full card Sunday at 1pm with Machinthesand listed as the top gun the afternoon feature. There are many headlines with the PEI Colt stakes now in its 81st year making it one of longest running programs in Canada. The two-year-old fillies get called to the starter first with Brookdale Liz labeled as the morning line favorite for NS driver Bernard McCallum. The filly goes up against JJ Larissa, owned by Jamie MacKinley, Clyde River and Jody Sanderson, Doha, QT. The colts are up next with top gun Jackson K Down going for his seventh win of the campaign for Gilles Barrieau and the Downey Stables of Quispamsis, NB. while Dixie Lullaby, Heart and Soul and K D Overdrive put their streaks on the line in their respective divisions. West River Ambyr, Elm Grove Kaboom and Hart of Windemere are favored to take their assignments. In the evening card stakes' stars get underway on race 2 with Ultimatelyhandsome going for the top prize but the must see event of the weekend goes in race 5 when Proven Desire, who set a track record of 1:55 at Northside Downs for Marc Campbell, hooks up against Dixieland Band for trainer Kevin MacLean and Barrieau. Proven Desire has rail control. The PEI Colt Stakes hardware will also be presented in races 3, 6, 8,9 and 11. Two divisions of the Atlantic Aged Mares pacing series are also in the spotlight. Ramblinglily is back in town riding a six race win streak in race 12. Walter Cheverie will do the driving for trainer Allan Jones. Best Risque, owned by Lillian, Kevin and Brian Ladner, is the classifier's choice in her division in race 7. Cool One gets the top call in the MacPhee memorial pace in race 10 for driver Gordie Hennessey, trainer Shelley Hennessey and her co-owner Denise Andrew. For a complete list of entries and live broadcast go to Machinthesand headlines Sunday card in Summerside Summerside, PE - Machinthesand has drawn the five hole in the afternoon top class Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm with the featured event scheduled for a 3:51pm start time. Ken Murphy will be in the bike for trainer Hughie Murphy and the ownership group of Noonan Holdings Ltd - Russell and Karen Noonan. The pacing star is coming off a second place finish in Fredericton where he charted a closing quarter of 28.4 seconds and a mile of 1:56.2. The six-year-old son of Mach Three is sharp could notch his 8th win of the season. It won't be easy. Bowyer Hanover (Walter Cheverie) leveled the competition in his last outing with J Rs Hurricane (Mike Stevenson), a regular triactor candidate, capable of knocking off the favorite too. The line-up also has Lucky Encounter (Kenny Arsenault) and Athletic Putnam (Dale Spence). Murphy also has a live drive aboard Jays Little Spark in the Gail Shea - Egmont PC pace. The historic Prince County oval will play host to the PEI Matinee finals. For complete list of entries, Jared's picks and live broadcast go to by Lee Drakes, for Red Shores

High Bid is still undefeated. The two-year-old trotter won his seventh start in a row for driver Walter Cheverie and trainer-owner Joe Smallwood Thursday at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The son of Neal, bred by Meridian Farms, took off from the starting gate and never looked back winning by open lengths in 2:05.1 in PEI Colt Stakes action.   BJ Classic was second with Cardigan Jack third. Cheverie and Smallwood were also successful with JK Blaze taking the three-year-old trot assignment in 2:01.3. It was his third victory in a row for the son of Northern Bailey and breeder William Andrew, Calgary, Alberta. The other winners in the PEI Colt Stakes were Paymenowpaymelater (Marc Campbell) and Rustico Duchess (Kenny Arsenault), In other action, Prince Adam, with Gilles Barrieau in the bike, captured the Super 8 - Charlottetown pace in an impressive 1:55.2. Nick Macgillivray does the training for owner Johan Moase, Cornwall, PE. The PEI Colt stakes, one of the longest running programs in Canada, returns Saturday with a double-header at 1pm and 7pm. For complete results go to Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Clic K, with Gilles Barrieau in the bike, notched his fourth win in a row with three straight coming on PEI soil after taking the Saturday night harness racing feature in a dazzling 1:54.3 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Jackie Matheson does the training for the pacer's owners Plo stables of Donagh, PE. Barrieau, who also enjoyed a big day at Fredericton Raceway before heading to Red Shores, sent the seven-year-old to the point and laid down fractions of 27.3, 56.2 and 1:26.1 while sprinting to the finish to win by open lengths over First Art Down (Ken Murphy) and McJestic (Corey MacPherson). In other action, Pleasure Girls, handled by Corey MacPherson who had two victories on the card, was moved to top place in the trot class after the winner Thunderaway was placed second for being inside two consecutive pylons. Majian Chester completed the triactor. Driver Marc Campbell recorded a hat-trick scoring with Windemere Stanley for owner Kyle Gillis, Truro, N.S, Dusty Lane Msvickie owned by Grayland Farm, Pugwash, N.S. and Eagle Jolt for owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald, Orwell, PE. Barrieau, MacPherson, Gordie Hennessey and Jason Hughes had driving doubles. For complete results go to By Lee Drake  

The top rookie and sophomore trotters on the East Coast did battle Thursday night at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. High Bid remained undefeated in his career with a 2:06.1 victory in his $6,000 Lady Slipper two-year-old trot division for driver Walter Cheverie and owner-trainer Joe Smallwood of Stratford. The Neal gelding now boasts six career wins in as many starts after defeating Wheres The Partyat (Marc Campbell) and My Monies On Me (Corey MacPherson). The other two-year-old splits were won by Da Master (Campbell) in 2:07.4 and Cardigan Jack (Brian MacPhee) in 2:06.1. Race 1 was marred with an accident at the quarter as Dunmore Ace (Jack Panting) and Silverhill Flame (Darrell Neill) were tangled up in the trailing spots and did not finish. Both horses and drivers walked away unscathed from the incident. In three-year-old Lady Slipper action, JK Blaze went through a tough front end journey to win his $7,700 division in 2:00.4 for driver Cheverie and owner-trainer Smallwood. JK Blaze fought off Phoenician (Jason Hughes) early in the mile through cut throat fractions of 28,4, 58 and 1:28 with Phoenician second and Tyne Valley (Mike Stevenson) third. Paymenowpaymelater won the other three-year-old division in 2:01 for driver Campbell, trainer Earl Watts and owner Wade Peconi of Stanchel. Red Shores also played host to the third leg of the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares series with Ramblinglily extending her win streak to six-in-a-row with a 1:57.1 victory, giving Cheverie his third win on the program. Best Risque (Clare MacDonald) won the other division in 1:56.1 for co-owner and trainer Brian Ladner and co-owners Lillian and Kevin Ladner, all of Charlottetown. Marc Campbell had four victories on the program. Live racing continues at Red Shores Charlottetown on Saturday evening with a 6 pm opening post time. Lee Drake  

It is a stake race kind of Thursday at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash card as the capital oval plays host to five divisions of the Lady Slipper stake for two-and-three-year-old trotters as well as two divisions of leg three of the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares series. Summerside Raceway track record holder Time Warp has post 3 in race 1 on the card in the first of three $6,000 Lady Slipper divisions for two-year-old trotters against a field of six. Danny MacDonald trains and drives the Neal filly for owners Boyd MacDonald Produce of Crapaud, Daniel Ross of Belfast, Brian Andrew of Milton and William Andrew of Calgary. The second split lines up in race 2 with Cardigan Jack the morning line choice with rail control for driver Brian MacPhee, trainer Paul Morrison and owners John and Barbara Breau of New Brunswick. Race 7 has the final two-year-old trot division as the undefeated High Bid has post 3 fresh off his new track record at Inverness Raceway in Nova Scotia. Walter Cheverie gets the driving call for owner-trainer Joe Smallwood of Stratford. The first of two Lady Slipper divisions for three-year-old trotters goes behind the gate in race 5 as Paymenowpaymelater has post 2 for driver Marc Campbell, trainer Earl Watts and owner Wade Peconi of Stanchel. The final Lady Slipper division gets underway in race 9 with divisional leader JK Blaze favoured from post 5 for driver Cheverie and owner-trainer Smallwood against six rivals. The third leg of the Atlantic Aged Pacing mares series has two $3,365 divisions in races 8 and 11 after the leg was moved from Exhibition Park Raceway in New Brunswick. Ramblinglily rides her five race win streak into race 8 with Cheverie in the bike for co-owner and trainer Alan Jones of Riverview, N.B. and co-owner Normand Leger of Shediac, N.B. The Maritime champion has five rivals including Rose Valley (Kenny Arsenault) and For All We Know (Gilles Barrieau). Best Risque is the morning line choice in race 11 with Clare MacDonald driving for co-owner and trainer Brian Ladner and co-owners Lillian and Kevin Ladner, all of Charlottetown. Her opposition includes Romance In Camelot (Campbell) and General Luckypercy (Barrieau). The fourth and final leg of the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares series is scheduled for Sept. 19 in Charlottetown, with the final slated for Oct. 4 at Red Shores Summerside. Lee A. Drake

Summerside, PE - Athletic Putnam won the Labour Day pace Monday at Red Shores Summerside in 1:58.1. Driver Walter Cheverie, who enjoyed a driving triple with the score, put the Paul Biggar trainee on the point and rolled through fractions of 29.2, 59.3 and 1:29.1 to notch his fourth win from 17 starts. Biggar co-owns the pacer with Don Callbeck, Kensington, PE. Van Zant (Ron Matheson) was second while Tammysmist third. Ken Murphy recorded a driving hat-trick on the program with winners aboard Ulla Bayama, All Out for the Rennie stable and J RS Hurricane. Murphy had a big weekend at Island tracks parading six winners. The afternoon trot went to Hopedale Dora and driver Joey Pineau for owner Ken MacInnis, Charlottetown, PE. A mishap in race 4 with two horses and drivers going down prior to the start. Twin B Macho, leaving from post 7, hooked wheels with the Ultimate Labamba causing both horses to fall. Horses and drivers Norris Rogers and Philip Desroches were not injured in the accident. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Machinthesand, under the command of Ken Murphy, put in a big effort to capture the Saturday feature at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Murphy kept the pacer brave through parked out fractions of 28.1, 56.4 and 1.26.1 before putting away challenger Likely To Win at the head of the lane to win in 1:56.4. Roscoes Child rallied for second with Lyndale Royal completing the triactor. It was the third winner of the night for Murphy who also guided Hollywoodgigolo for owner Scott Dunn, Montague and First Art Down for owner Bruce Wood, Marshfield, PE to victories. Machinthesand is trained by Hughie Murphy for Noonan Holdings Ltd-Russell & Karen Noonan, Summerside, PE. Driver Gary Chappell had a hat-trick on the card scoring with Lorne Valley Ricky, trotter Holy Molie Maggie and Gramercy Hanover. Walter Cheverie recorded a driving double. Racing returns Monday at Red Shores Summerside at 1pm. Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Lyndale Royal has been established as the morning line favorite (5-2) in the Saturday night harness racing feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 6pm. The six-year-old son of Force of Life is going for his fourth win in a row and eighth on the season when driver Walter Cheverie picks up the catch-drive from post 3 for trainer Brent Campbell and his co-owner Neal Moase, Cornwall. The pacer has been sharp posting trips in 1:56.4 and 1:55 flat. The field is full of talent with strong opposition expected from Machinthesand for trainer Hughie Murphy, driver Ken Murphy and owners Noonan Holdings Ltd. This guy will have to maneuver from post seven but his last start shows a third placing finish tripping the timer in 1:54.3. The other triactor candidate is the veteran Balanchine, a winner of $776, 792, from the Jackie Matheson stable. The line up from the rail out also includes Likely To Win, who is riding a two race winning streak, Roscoes Child, Whosurwinner, My Lucky Killean and Narragansett. The evening trot will be called to the starter in race 4 with a 6:51pm scheduled post time. Former Summerside track holder Holy Molie Maggie is the one to catch from post 4. Gary Chappell will handle the driving duties for owner-trainer Jeff Holmes, Orwell, PE. Pleasure Girls (Corey MacPherson), Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) and Frill Seeker (Gordie Hennessey) are all capable of knocking off the favorite. Walbert, owned by Ashley Gamester, Hunter River, is going for his third win in a row in the finale for Jason Hughes. Athletic Putnam favored to win Labour Day Pace Monday The Labour Day pace is ready to go on the holiday Monday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm. The Prince County oval has 13 races on the program. Athletic Putnam, co-owned by Donald Callbeck, Kensington and trainer Paul Biggar, Tyne Valley, is the favorite. Race analyst Jared Stretch is clearly on board. "He really showed his grit here last week coming from way back to grab that 4th," explained Stretch. "He's got an extra gear so when he kicks it in it may be lights out." The power packed line-up has Eagle Jolt off the rail followed by Van Vant (Ron Matheson), American Captain (Mike Campbell), Tammysmist (Ken Murphy) and Blu Meadow Willie. Money Show headlines the trot class in race 3 for driver Brian Andrew. The mare makes her 19th start this season from post 6. Galabraith, Pure At Heart, Hopedale Dora, Lets Trade Ladies and Majian Magic have also been entered for the event. The Drive for Charity campaign kicks in to the last two months of the promotion when the action moves to Summerside. The on-track betting promotions such as Play 4, Super Pack, Pick 5 and the Wild Horses tag will also feature new prize draws. For entries, Jared's picks and live broadcast go to Lee A. Drake

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