Charlottetown, PE - Pinner, with Marc Campbell in the bike, claimed the afternoon top class in a sparking 1:57.4 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. It was Pinner's third win in a row for trainer Brian Ladner and his co-owners Kevin and Lillian Ladner of Charlottetown. Campbell, who enjoyed a driving triple on the day, fired Pinner off the gate from post three to post fractions of 28.4, 58.3 and 1:27.4 for his 8th victory of 2013. Doll R General (Mark McKinnon) was second with Ultimate Luck (Kenny Arsenault) third. In other action, Majian Chester won the trot class for Jim Ripley in 2:04.1 while Ton of Luck and driver Brian MacPhee won the Drew Power Memorial in 2:00.4. MacPhee, who recorded a driving double on the program, engineered the winning trip for the Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn, NB. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee A. Drake for Red Shores
CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A Charlottetown driver will be trying to win one for an old friend Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time for the 12-dash card is 1 pm. Michael McGuigan will steer Someone Like You from post 5 in the race 6 Drew Power Memorial. Power passed away last December at the age of 31, but was a longtime friend of McGuigan from their time playing on the Charlottetown Junior A Abbies. Someone Like You is co-owned and trained by Mitchell Tierney of New Haven for co-owner Bill Andrew of Calgary. The five-year-old daughter of I Am Fool will be challenged to land in the winner's circle for McGuigan in the $950 event, as Yankee No More (Mark Bradley) has post 3 and Milliondollarfeeln (Gilles Barrieau) will leave from post 7. The race 11 feature has Pinner favored from post 3 for driver Marc Campbell, co-owner and trainer Brian Ladner of Charlottetown and co-owners Lillian and Kevin Ladner. The Mach Three seven-year-old is riding a two race win streak but jumps up in class to compete against preferred level horses. The two pacers on the Island, Machinthesand (Brodie MacPhee) and Narragansett (Jason Hughes), are shouldered with post position seven and eight, respectively. Also in the $2,200 race is Blu Meadow Willie (Barrieau), Ultimate Luck (Kenny Arsenault), Doll R General (Mark McKinnon), Painted Desert (Brian MacPhee), and Lucky Encounter (Walter Cheverie). The race 7 back-up pace General Luckypercy favoured from post 2 for driver Ron Matheson, trainer Jackie Matheson, and owners Jodilynn Shepherd of Cambridge, Ont., and Jack Brown of Stratford. The mare has been hitting the board in all her starts but has been winless since Aug. 24. Her top competitors include Stayoutofmyaffair (Hughes), Bowyer Hanover (Cheverie), and Sterling Seelster (Campbell). A field of nine trotters face off in the race 3 $1,100 conditioned event with Majian Chester picked to win. The trotter will have to overcome post 8 to land in the winner's circle for trainer-driver Jim Ripley and owner Marylea Ripley of Amherst. The Nikes Image gelding drops out of the Open trot and lands in a field that includes Mile Hill Belle (Brian MacPhee), Hopedale Dora (Joey Pineau), Incredible Her Bee (Campbell), Berto Coquette (Corey MacPherson), Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew), JK Queen (Cheverie), I Aint No Lady (Garth Cole) and Sandhill Angel (Arsenault). Sunday Camcun looks to be the one to beat in the $1,750 feature event Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Charlottetown with a 1 pm post time for the 11-dash card. Race Analyst Les MacIsaac likes Camcun's chances in the eight horse field. "Finished second to a red hot horse (Pinner) last week and has been charted in 1:56 and change in two of his last three, a time that would likely win this," MacIsaac said of Camcun. "Top billing." Camcun is co-owned, trained and driven by Arsenault with co-owner Dan Belliveau of Halifax. Capitalism (Gary Chappell) will have some say in the race off the rail while Mcjestic (Brodie MacPhee) is fresh off a win in 1:57.2 from post 6. Also in the field is Le Fugueur (Campbell), Honor Roll (Andrew), Libertys Art (Hughes), Tempo Seelster (Vincent Pouton) and McMaverick (Ken Murphy). Zip The Lip will look to continue his dominance of the Open trot in this week's $1,800 edition in race 4. Brian MacPhee drives the five-year-old son of Ken Warkentin for co-owner and trainer Donald Sweet and co-owner Orville Willis, both of O'Leary. The trotter will have to contend with the outside post 8 but if he continues to tower over his competition it should not make much of a difference. Other top entries include Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass). Follow all the action live at Redshores.ca.
Charlottetown, PE - The live harness racing card at Red Shores Charlottetown was cancelled Sunday due to un-safe track conditions. by Lee Drake for Red Shores
Charlottetown, PE - Pinner and driver Marc Campbell won the Saturday afternoon feature race in 1:56.2 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Campbell, who opened the day with a victory and closed out the program with back to back scores to record a driving triple, sent Pinner to the lead from post 6 and held off Camcun (Kenny Arsenault) for his second straight win and seventh of the year. Brian Ladner trains the son of Mach Three for his co-owners Lillian and Kevin Ladner of Charlottetown. Temp Seelster (Vince Poulton) was third. Toad River, owned by Boyd White of Charlottetown, captured the Joy Riders Pace in race 10. Ken Murphy was in the bike for trainer Clifford Murphy. In other action, Brian MacPhee notched a hat-trick on the card with victories aboard No Pan Intended for owner Harold Hill, Zanzibar trained by Paul Morrison and Painted Desert out of the Trevor Hicken stable. Michael McGuigan guided Duchess Killean and City Girl Hanover for a driving double. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake for Red Shores
CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - McMaverick has rail control and the form to deliver a victory in the $1,750 Saturday afternoon top class at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 1 pm for the 12-dash card. John Holmes gets the call on McMaverick in race 11 for owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Tyne Valley, and the horse shows two wins, a second and a third with some less than favorable posts his last four starts. It will not be easy for the six-year-old son of Western Maverick, as race analyst Les McIsaac sees Camcun (Kenny Arsenault) a real threat to land in the winner's circle. "He's a versatile type with good early speed, when he wants to exploit it, and a dangerous late kick," McIsaac says of the post 4 starter. "Don't let the fact that he hasn't won in this class in a while fool you, because he can. Beware." They both face real threats from Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton) and Pinner (Marc Campbell) from posts 6 and 7, respectively. Also in the field is Western Bandit (Ken Murphy), Libertys Art (Gary Chappell), Honor Roll (Danny MacDonald), and Blue Star Outlaw (Jason Hughes). Capitalism is favored to win the $1,550 race 7 back-up pace for trainer-driver Hughes and owner Jason Collings of Mount Stewart. He faces eight tough opponents in Pictonian Zena (Shane Bernard), McJestic (Corey MacPherson), Windemere Maggie (Holmes), First Art Down (Brodie MacPhee), Van Zant (Ron Matheson), Sterling Seelster (Campbell), Freddy My Boy (Brian MacPhee), and Bowyer Hanover (Walter Cheverie). Sunday battle royale at Charlottetown Narragansett and Machinthesand will finally face off again in Sunday's race 12 $2,200 preferred pace after the latter was scratched last week. The action gets underway at 1 pm for the 13-dash event. Hughes trains and drives the outside starting Narragansett in the field of six for owner Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, N.S., while Brodie MacPhee steers Machinthesand from post 5 for trainer Mark Bradley and owners Noonan Holdings, and Russell and Karen Noonan of Middleton. Machinthesand scored a four length victory in 1:55.1 over Narragansett in their last outing. Other entries in the competitive field are Blu Meadow Willie (Robert MacInnis), Doll R General (Mark McKinnon), Ultimate Luck (Arsenault) and Lucky Encounter (Cheverie). Zip The Lip will have to navigate his toughest obstacle to date since starting his winning ways, as the son of Ken Warkentin has been assigned post 8 in the $1,800 race 6 Open trot. Don Sweet co-owns and trains the trotter with co-owner Orville Willis, both of O'Leary, while Brian MacPhee handles the driving chores. He has been victorious in five of his last six starts but has been able to secure the lead early on in the majority of those wins, and a top notch group of trotters will not make that easy this week. Who Took That (Mike McGuigan) has the rail and has shown some gate speed in her East Coast campaign, and former king of the open trotters Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) leaves from post 4, while Zip The Lip's arch-rival Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) has post 7. Other entries include Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy), Diamond Mine (Brodie MacPhee), Wonderous Hanover (Corey MacPherson), Majian Dilion (Jim Ripley) and Tender N Kind (Steven Shepherd). The race 9 back-up pace should be hotly contested as three of the top mares in Eastern Canada face off against some gritty male racehorses. General Luckypercy has post 4 for driver Ron Matheson, trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Jodilynn Shepherd of Cambridge, Ont., and Jack Brown of Stratford. She will butt heads with Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares series champion Stayoutofmyaffair (Arsenault) with post 5 and iron sided claimer Le Fugueur (Campbell) with the rail. Also in the field is Veronicavermillion (Brodie MacPhee), Ebandtheboys (Murphy), Artist List (Bradley), and Cambest Kisser (Hughes). by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores
Charlottetown, PE – Narragansett and catch-driver Kenny Arsenault took top honors Sunday winning the afternoon feature event in 1:58.3 at Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park. Lucky Encounter (Walter Cheverie) closed hard off the pace for second with Doll R General (Mark McKinnon) completing the top three. The 7-4-2 triactor paid $40.80. The victory was Narragansett’s fifth from 23 starts this season for Foxyhall Racing of Summerside, PE and trainer Jason Hughes. Zip The Lip won his third in a row with a gate to wire score in the open trot division. Brian MacPhee put the trotter on the point and cruised through fractions of 30.1. 102.1 and 1:32.4 before stopping the timer in 2:02.2. Donald Sweet trains for his co-owner Orville Willis of O’Leary. Caliban Hanover was the runner-up and Lyrical Lindy was third. MacPhee came right back in the next race to record a driving double with the Paul Morrison trained Zanzibar for Kathy Furness of Vernon Bridge. In other action, Saulsbrook Balance and Willie Murphy won the second trot feature, Walter Cheverie notched his 2,300 career win while Mark Bradley also bagged two winners on the card. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake for Red Shores This E-mail message (including attachments, if any) is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, proprietary, confidential and exempt from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender and erase this E-mail message immediately. Le présent message électronique (y compris les pièces qui y sont annexées, le cas échéant) s'adresse au destinataire indiqué et peut contenir des renseignements de caractère privé ou confidentiel. Si vous n'êtes pas le destinataire de ce document, nous vous signalons qu'il est strictement interdit de le diffuser, de le distribuer ou de le reproduire. Si ce message vous a été transmis par erreur, veuillez en informer l'expéditeur et le supprimer immédiatement.
Charlottetown, PE – Gilles Barrieau captured the E.F. Acorn Memorial Driver’s Championship, presented by the PEI Standardbred Horse Owners Association, Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino. The legendary CDP oval was listed as good with a two second variant but the horses ended the day racing over a track down-graded to sloppy with a three second variant. Barrieau sealed the championship at 64 points with back to back winning performances aboard Solanos Dragon, owned by Ben Matheson along with Gordon, Douglas and David Neil, and Outside the Wire, trained by Craig Avery, in the final two legs of the competition. Brodie MacPhee, who rallied late in the contest, finished second with 55 points while former champion Ron Matheson was third with 53. Matheson, who guided Putnams Snap to victory in the 6th race, is only 18 scores away from career win 1000. The other participating drivers included Kenny Arsenault, Harold Shepherd, Marc Campbell, Willie Murphy, Terry Gallant and Jason Hughes. The drivers donated all money raised in the competition to U.S. based driver Anthony Colletta who was severely injured in an accident last Sunday at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The driver’s raised $1,750 and then the PEISHOA matched it sending the total up to $3,500. The Andrew family, of Meridian Farms fame, had a big day at the track sending five horses to victory lane. Trainer Shelly Hennessey launched the parade when A Teachers Pet collared the opener in the Bernard memorial for driver Gary Chappell. The ownership group of Bill, Brian and Blake Andrew followed suit with War Cry Ranger, Block Party and Wonderous Hanover for a clean sweep of the first four dashes. Their other victory came with Diagram Hanover for driver Jason Hughes and conditioner Darren Trainer who completed the day with training double. Pinner, with Marc Campbell in the bike, won the afternoon top class in 2:00.3 for trainer Brian Ladner and his co-owners Lillian and Kevin Ladner. The son of Mach Three-Dexter Doll notched his sixth win of the season. Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) was second while Stayoutofmyaffair (Chappell) completed the triactor. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake for Red Shores
Charlottetown, PE - Machinthesand won the Sunday afternoon feature in a sparkling 1:55.1 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino. The mile was the fastest mile of the day over the CDP oval. Brodie MacPhee put the four-year-old gelding on the point and cruised through fractions of 27.3, 57.1 and 1:25.4. Narragansett finished second with Ultimate Luck was third. Micrometerjack extended his winning streak to four after claiming the second race for Wayne Dunn and owner Brian Foley of Charlottetown. The gelding has eight wins from 31 starts in 2013. Zip the Lip, under the command of Brian MacPhee, won the open trot. The trotter held off a late charge from Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) and Diamond Mine (Willie Murphy) for his seventh win of the season. Donald Sweet and Orville Willis co-own the winner. Brian and Brodie MacPhee had a great day at the office. The father-son duo recorded two winners each on the program. Racing returns Saturday with the annual driver's championship during Horseperson's Day. Post time is 1pm. Blue Meadow Willie Wins Again; Webster Celebrates First Victory Charlottetown, PE - Blue Meadow Willie, owned by Robert and Brenda MacInnis of Summerside, closed out the Summerside campaign last week with a victory and then came to Charlottetown to take the feature event Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The nine-year-old gelding recorded his fourth win in a row. Walter Cheverie engineered the trip for Willie's 46th lifetime win. Doll R General (Mark McKinnon was second with Panacotta (Blaine Baglole). Brandon Webster celebrated his first driving victory aboard PH Littlecam in the Charlottetown opener. It was just his fourth start for the 21 year-old Morell resident before visiting the winner's circle. I Ain't No Lady captured the trot class for driver Garth Cole and owner Sandra Cole of Kensington. The time of the mile was 2.04.4. Kenny Arsenault and Marc Campbell recorded driving doubles on the program. Race fans were saddened by the passing of Mach Raiser prior to the start of race 10. The mare was then transported to the Atlantic Vet College where an autopsy is scheduled to be performed. by Lee A. Drake for Red Shores
Charlottetown, PE – The second 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 Marc Campbell – Syntrak Print & Graphic Design – IWK - $1,000 Jason Hughes – Daniel R. Ross Ltd – Camp Gencheff - $1,000 Kenny Arsenault – Kwik Kopy – Easter Seals - $1,000 Brodie MacPhee – Long Run Exploration – Kids Sport Fund - $2,100 Mike Stevenson – Metro Building Supplies – Big Brothers/Big Sisters - $1,000 Corey MacPherson – Image Works – Rory Beck UPEI Outstanding Athletic Leadership - $1,000 Walter Cheverie – Noonan Petroleum – Prince County Hospital Foundation - $1,000 Mark Bradley – Rodd Hotels & Resorts – ALS - $1,000 Gary Chappell – Clarke Nissan – Oak Acres Children’s Camp - $1,000 Brian MacPhee – MacQuarrie’s Meats – PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc - $1,000 Terry Gallant – D&D Lawncare & Landscaping – PEI Humane Society - $1,000 Ron Matheson – MacRae Backhoe Trucking Inc – Muscular Dystrophy - $1,000 Total money raised: $13, 100 Following the cheque presentation, driver Mike Stevenson, spokesperson for the drivers participating in the Drive for Charity promotion, joined Red Shores’ Lee Drake in the winner’s circle to announce a $1,200 donation on behalf of the drivers to the Toys for Tots Christmas campaign. “It’s for the kids at Christmas,” said Stevenson. “We’re happy to make this donation and encourage others to help this campaign too.” by Lee Drake for Red Shores
Summerside, PE – Micrometerjack, with Corey MacPherson in the bike, won the David Rose Memorial final in an impressive 1:57 flat Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. It was a clean sweep of the Rose series, presented by Meridian Farms, for Micrometerjack as the gelding also won both eliminations for trainer Gerald Dunn and owner Brian Foley of Charlottetown. Lyndale Royal came flying late to grab second while Rebelforce completed the triactor. The Rose consolation went to Gwinning Gwen and Jason Hughes in 2:00.2. The Stephen Quinn trainee took over the lead on route to the quarter when Ruby Vance made a break going down the backstretch. Once on top, Gwinning Gwen laid down fractions of 29.2, 59.4 and 1:29.4. The five-year-old mare owned by Tim Driscoll and Ellen and Tyson MacDonald held off late challenges from Macintosh (Vaughn Doyle) and Rebelryan (Walter Cheverie) for her fourth win of the season. Saulsbrook Pippa recovered from an early break to come back and win the trot class on the program. The two-year-old filly was under the command of Corey MacPherson for trainer John Pineau and his co-owner Myron Ford of Harrington. Driver Jason Hughes recorded four winners on the program while Stephen Quinn had three training victories on the 12 dash card. Corey MacPherson notched a driving double. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca. The final card of the season at Summerside goes Sunday November 10 at 1pm. by Lee Drake for Red Shores
Charlottetown, PE – Narragansett won the Saturday afternoon feature event, the Charles MacDonald Memorial, in 1:55 flat at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Driver Jason Hughes engineered the winning trip placing the pacer in fourth position on route to the opening quarter (27.2) then drafted second over behind Machinthesand (Brodie MacPhee) through the half way marker laid down by Big League (Marc Campbell) in 56 seconds. Narragansett battled on the outside through the 1:25.2 third station before sprinting home for a two length victory for owner Foxyhall Racing Stable of Summerside. Machinthesand was second with Big League fading to third. Rash B Havior, with Walter Cheverie in the bike, won the Louis McIsaac Memorial for the fans series presented by Meridian Farms. The time of the mile was 1:59.1. Cheverie, along with owner-trainer Michael Peters of Emyvale, was greeted in the winner’s circle by McIsaac’s wife Bernice and Brian Andrew of Meridian Farms. Rash B Havior tracked down leader Charlotte’s Ace at the head of the lane and held off a fast closing Modern Girl for his second win of the season. Abundaspin and Harold Shepherd won the open trot in 2:00.2 while driver Willie Murphy guided Diamond Mine to a 2:04 score for Cindy MacDonald of Montague and Tanya MacKinnon of Souris in the other trot division. Marc Campbell had three trips to victory lane on the day. Lee Drake
Charlottetown, PE - The fall race schedule is officially underway at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as harness racing moves to Saturday afternoon. Post time is 1pm. Big League has been established as the morning line favorite in the afternoon featured 12th race from post six. Marc Campbell will drive the pacer for trainer-owner Jonah Moase of Cornwall. The victory would be sweet for Campbell with the race named in honor of his grandfather Charles MacDonald of Orwell. The gelding was roughed up early in his last start but has been posting some impressive miles in the 2013 campaign with 11 wins from 22 starts including a track record performance at Exhibition Park Raceway. The field is deep with talent with Touch of Lightning (Earl Smith) posed to strike from post seven while Narrgansett, a fast closer, draws inside for Jason Hughes. Nobestbfor steps up after his 1:56.3 score and lands on the pylons for owner-driver Walter Cheverie. Leading Camdidate, Machinthesand and Balanchine are all capable of taking top honors in the $2,400 event. The card will also showcase the Louis McIsaac memorial claiming series presented by Meridian Farms. The series highlighted a for the fans promotion that continues prior to the horses being called to the gate in race 11. Brand of My Own, a three-year-old colt by Brandons Cowboy gets top call from race secretary Gerard Smith and race analyst Les MacIsaac. The Thane Mann trainee was sent away as the post time favorites in each leg of the division. Terry Gallant will do the driving for owners Glenda Chappell and Albert Gamble of North Granville. The $5,900 final has Rash B Havior, Whosurwinner, Summerville Deb, Vengance, Charlottes Ace, Evalina, Showhall and Modern Girl. In other action, Zip the Lip will attempt his third win in a row when he competes in the open trot while Dirt Track Momma (Campbell) will try to extend their streak. Campbell has a number of live drives on the program. For race programs, results and live video go to www.redshores.ca Fields Set for David Rose Memorial Consolation and Final at Summerside Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside will host the David Rose Memorial consolation and final, presented by Meridian Farms, during a 12 dash race program Sunday. Post time 1pm. The action will be carried live at www.redshores.ca Micrometerjack and driver Corey MacPherson go into the Rose final as the top choice after posting back to back winning performances. Trained by Gerald Dunn, for owner Brian Foley of Charlottetown, Micrometerjack leaves from post four in the $6,400 event. Outside the Wire (Mike Stevenson) will have to maneuver from the back tier but this guy could be well spotted when the wings fold if Life Savior (Jason Hughes) or Casimr Luciano (Vaughn Doyle) decide to make a sprint to the top. The other finalists include Keystone Nobility, Rebelforce, McDaisy Cutter, Lyndale Royal and Flag of Honor. The $3,000 consolation is staged on race 8 with Huronexpress being established at 5-2 odds. Pierre Luc Roy will do the driving for trainer Mitch Tierney. This combination will be looking for a better result this week after an early mis-cue took him out of the race in his last start. Last Art on Deck, with catch-driver Ken Murphy and Gwinning Gwen (Jason Hughes) are also considered triactor candidates. Let's Trade Ladies has drawn the rail in the $1,000 trot division for trainer Garth Cole. I Aint No Lady, also trained by Cole, will be handled by Brian MacPhee. Saulsbrook Pippa, Berto Coquette, Hopedale Dora, Northern Zoom and Pure at Heart complete the roster. For entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores. Lee A. Drake
Charlottetown, PE – Roscoes Child won the Thursday night feature in 1:56.2 at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino. Brodie MacPhee rated the seven-year-old gelding for his eighth win of the season over the CDP oval through fractions of 28, 58.1 and 1:27.3. Raymond White trains the pacer for the Selkirk Stable of Belfast. Doll R General (Mark McKinnon) was second with Pinner (Walter Cheverie) third. The 5-4-2 triactor paid $76.70. Majian Dillion, with James Ripley in the bike, won the trot class on the program in 2:03. John Holmes had a driving double on the final Thursday night program of the season. Racing returns Saturday afternoon in Charlottetown at 1pm. Red Shores Summerside will host a Sunday program. Post time in 1pm. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca Lee Drake
Summerside, PE – Red Shores Summerside hosted two divisions of the Maritime Breeders Finals for trotters Sunday. Phantom Beau, driven by Kenny Arsenault, delivered as the post time favorite in the two-year-old contest in 2:08.2 over a sloppy track with a three second variant due to rain. The colt, trained by John Pineau, took the lion’s share of the $8,600 purse with Dusty Lane Galaxy and Glencove Yoshi rounding out the top three pay-outs. Peter Breau of Moncton, N.B. is the winning owner. Rash Statement upset the field to win the three-year-old $7,100 MBA final. Walter Cheverie put the trotter on the front and turned away all challengers for the gate to wire victory. The race was named in honor of John “Buddy” Campbell. The son of Northern Bailey is owned and trained by Joe Smallwood of Stratford. Meridian Farms bred the champion. I Aint No Lady (Garth Coles) was second while West River Xcel(Clare MacDonald) was third. Cheverie had a driving triple on the day. Meridian Farms also presented three divisions of the David Rose Memorial series. Driver Corey MacPherson swept all three of the Rose series with Keystone Nobility, Micrometerjack and Life Savior in their respective splits. The top class went to Le Fugueur for Marc Campbell in 2:01.4. The horse is conditioned by Darren Trainor for his wife Jennifer. Dumas Walker and Saulsbrook Alana Claim Maritime Breeders Titles Charlottetown, PE – The Maritime Breeders Finals for two-year colts and fillies were center stage Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Dumas Walker, with co-owner and trainer Myles Heffernan in the bike, won the $33,000 MBA final in 1:57.4. The colt earned his biggest paycheck of the season while notching his ninth win of the campaign including his third in a row. Heffernan, a resident of Glace Bay, N.S., shares the ownership papers with Joseph Poirier of Nova Scotia. Settlement Request (Marc Campbell) closed hard for second with Mr Comraderie (Mike Stevenson) holding on for third. Saulsbrook Alana captured the $29,200 Maritime Breeders Final for two-year-old fillies in 1:57 flat. The Kevin MacLean trainee earned her eighth consecutive victory. The daughter of Western Paradise has $58,223 in the bank for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Marc Campbell, who enjoyed another big night at the office with four winners on the card, engineered the trip putting the filly on the lead on route to the half. The pacing star never looked back. Elm Grove Inarush (Mark Bradley) was second with Absolootly Hot (Brodie MacPhee) third. The fastest mile of the night went to All Turain in 1:55.1. “He’s in a league all of his own” boomed track announcer Vance Cameron as the four-year-old gelding powered through the stretch for his seventh win in a row. Brodie MacPhee did the driving for owners Lee Hicken of Charlottetown and trainer Trevor Hicken of Montague. MacPhee changed tatics sending All Turain off the gate to take command of the field through fractions of 27.3, 56.3 and 1:26.3. Touch of Lightning stalked the leader and settled for second for Earl Smith while Narragansett, with Norris Rogers in the bike, completed the triactor. In other action, Zip the Lip scored back to back winning performances in the open trot for Brian MacPhee. The time of the mile was 2:00.4. Orville Willis and Donald Sweet of O’Leary own the trotter. Brand of my Own, (John Holmes) and Modern Girl (Mike Stevenson) won their respective divisions of the Louis McIsaac Memorial for the fans series presented by Meridian Farms. by Lee Drake for Red Shores
Maritime Breeders Finals Set for Charlottetown and Summerside tracks; All Turain Favored in Preferred Pace Charlottetown, PE - It's the richest stake races of the season as Red Shores Charlottetown and Summerside play host to the Maritime Breeder's stakes with $33,000 on the line for the two-year-old colts and $29,200 for the two-year-old fillies. These showdowns will happen Saturday at 6pm in Charlottetown. Red Shores Summerside will feature the two-year-old trotters in the MBA final for $8,600 while the three-year olds race for $7,100. Post time is 1pm Sunday. Dumas Walker, who won his elimination in 1:59 and the Breeders Crown in 1:57.2, has drawn post two for driver Myles Heffernan from Glace Bay, NS. The son of Western Success has been established at 5-2 odds on the morning line. Super S Yzerman (Clare MacDonald) will have to overcome post 8 in the final but sports a 10 for 12 in top three finishes while the Gilles Barrieau trainees, Tobins Fusion and Settlement Request, are considered top contenders. Barrieau has opted to drive Tobins Fusion with Marc Campbell getting the driving assignment on his other stable star. The field also includes T M Brave Heart (Jason Hughes), Elm Grove Intrepid (Brodie MacPhee), Mr Comraderie (Mike Stevenson) and Rancousy (Darren Crowe). Two-year-old filly sensation Saulsbrook Alana goes into her final riding a six race winning streak. Trainer Kevin MacLean has done a remarkable job with her for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Her resume speaks for itself. 11 races with eight wins, one second, two thirds and $43,623 in the bank. Marc Campbell will put her on the gate from post six. The best description of the headliner came from race analyst Les MacIsaac. "Looks like the only thing that's going to stop this filly is the conclusion of the racing calendar." Finalists Elm Grove Inarush (Mark Bradley) and rail-sitter Sail Through (Barrieau) have also put up some big numbers this season but it's going to be tough to knock-off the favorite. The rest of the roster for the filly final will be Sea Anna Win (Earl Smith), Pictonian Sareta (Mike Stevenson), Absolootly Hot (Brodie MacPhee), Outrageous Spirit (John Holmes) and Acton Royal Force (Bernard McCallum). In other action, All Turain has post 6 in the Preferred Pace in race 13 for trainer Trevor Hicken and his-owner Lee Hicken of Charlottetown. This guy has been headlining top classes around the region and comes off that big 1:52.2 performance on Breeders Crown Sunday for Brodie MacPhee. The Louis McIsaac Memorial for the fans leg 2 presented by Meridian Farms will be staged on races 6 and 8 with the open mares on race 11. Trotters Compete in Maritime Breeders Finals at Summerside; David Rose Memorial also on the Card. Summerside, PE - The spotlight is on the trotters in the Maritime Breeders Finals Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm with all the action being carried at www.redshores.ca. Fans can also watch and wager from Red Shores Charlottetown. Trainer-driver Garth Cole certainly had some luck with both his horses, Lets Trade Ladies and I Aint No Lady, drawing the rail in their respective divisions. The two-year-old trotters will go to the gate in race 4 with last week's winners Phantom Beau and Saulsbrook Pippa, both trained by John Pineau, leaving from outside posts. That could complicate matters especially with young trotters but the story gets better when Dusty Lane Galaxy drew post 2. This trotter has been dominating the competition but hasn't won since September 12 at the PEI Colt Stakes. Gary Chappell will do the driving for trainer Stacey Lund. The other starters include Scarlet MacDream (Marc Campbell), Hope Chest (Walter Cheverie), Glencove Yoshi (Mike Stevenson) and Villager (Brian MacPhee). I expect to see an upset. Taliesin leads the charge against the three-year-old $7,100 final from post 8 for Campbell. The son of Northern Bailey-Southview Leah was leading by three lengths in the Breeders Crown but rolled off-stride to finish fourth. The outside post isn't ideal but expect to see the Buntainwood Farm star on the front end when the wings fold. The other finalists are Rash Statement (Walter Cheverie), Irish Lullaby (Daniel MacDonald), West River Xcel (Clare MacDonald), Ashotinthedark (Corey MacPherson), Northern Trapper (Brian MacPhee) and Windemere Norma (Kenny Arsenault). The afternoon program features the David Rose Memorial leg 2 for the fans series in races 8, 10 and 12. The claiming event, presented by Meridian Farms, gives customers an opportunity to fill out ballots for a chance to team up with one of the horses in the race to win some prizes. Ultimate Luck will attempt back to back wins when the Sifroi Melanson trainee takes on a power-packed field in race 11. The pacer, owned by the Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn, NB, toured the Prince County Oval in 1:57.4 sprinting home in 28.4 seconds to win by fourth lengths for Kenny Arsenault in his last start. For the complete list of entries or live race broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake for Red Shores
Charlottetown, PE – Nobestbfor, with owner-driver Walter Cheverie in the bike, won the feature event Thursday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the 1:56.3. Cheverie sent the five-year-old pacer to the front through rated fractions of 28.1, 56.4 and 1:26.1 before putting away Machinthesand in deep stretch. Sterling Seelster was third. Nobestbfor paid $20.30 to win while the 3-6-4 triactor returned $525.50. It was Cheverie’s second winner. Pinner won the back-up class in 1:58.1 holding off a late charging Roscoes Child for the victory. Marc Campbell did the driving for trainer Brian Ladner and his co-owners Kevin and Lillian Ladner of Charlottetown. Doll R General was also part of the winning triactor. It was Campbell’s second winner. The Island’s top driver ended the night with a driving triple. Majian Chester and driver James Ripley claimed the trot class in 2:03.3. The gelding notched his fourth win of the season for owner Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S. Tymal Tyme finished second with JK Queen third. Ron and Jackie Matheson recorded a driving and training double on the program. Kenny Arsenault also paraded two winners in the 12 dash card. Racing returns Saturday at 6pm with the Maritime Breeders Final for two year-old colts and fillies. Red Shores Summerside will feature the David Rose Memorial for the Fans leg 2 on Sunday. Post time is 1pm. by Lee Drake for Red Shores