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Summerside, PE - The live harness racing card at Red Summerside was cancelled today (Sunday) due to unsafe track conditions caused by heavy rain. The card will go Monday September 15 with a 7pm post time. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - Carrera Angel made it back to back victories taking the Sunday Feature for the second week in a row at Red Shores Summerside. The time of the mile was 1:59 flat. Owner-driver Rocky Schurman hustled the nine-year-son of Camluck off the gate to the lead into the turn and then released Sam it Again Sam (Jason Hughes) on route to the opening quarter in 28 seconds flat. The duo tracked the pacer-setter through splits of 58.3 and 1:28.4 before unleashing a powerful finishing kick to notch his fifth score from 18 starts this season. Cambest Kisser (Kenny Arsenault) found racing room in the stretch to finish second with Van Zant (Ron Matheson) rallying late to complete the triactor. Action O So Royal edged out Paphos to claim the Peter Coughlin Memorial in 1:59. Brian MacPhee did the driving for owner-trainer Wayne Pike of Winsloe. MacPhee came right back in the next race with Jarretts Jet to record a driving double. Garth Cole was the winning trainer. Bakardi Arti posted the fastest mile of the afternoon going right to his lifetime mark of 1:56.4 for Walter Cheverie, trainer Jonah Moase and owners Neal Moase, Cornwall and Heather Neill, North Milton. Driver Todd Walsh enjoyed a great weekend competing in the Billings Driving Challenge. The Charlottetown resident won another division of the Billings with In Cahoots for owner Leon Stewart, Summerside. Jason Hughes, Walter Cheverie and Kenny Arsenault aslo recorded driving doubles on the program. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Red Rock fought off Eagle Jolt in deep stretch to win the Saturday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in 1:56.2. Driver Jason Hughes decided against a two hole ride and sent the pacer to the front taking command of the field through a blistering 26.4 opening quarter with the half mile marker clocked at 56.1. Eagle Jolt took his shot down the backstretch going past the leader at the three-quarter station at 1:25.2 but Red Rock battled back and out sprinted Eagle Jolt for his 10th victory of the 2014 campaign for owners Donald and Steven MacRae and Melissa Trainer. Blu Meadow Willie finished strong to complete the triactor. Hughes recorded a driving hat-trick on the night. In other action, driver Gary Chappell edged closer to 2,500 career wins when he guided his own horse Windemere Eric to his fourth consecutive win during the 13 dash program. The veteran pilot is only two wins away from the milestone. Trotter My Daisey Duke claimed the evening's trot class for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Paul F. MacDonald and owner Jonathan MacDonald of North Wiltshire in 2:03.2 while three-year-old filly Fleurje notched her third in a row for driver-trainer Nicholas Oakes and owner Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach. Woodmere Rondevous, owned by Doug and Jamie Hill, Charlottetown, recorded her third consecutive victory for catch-driver Ken Murphy and trainer Ken Wilkie in 1:57.1. The Billings Driving Challenge returned to Charlottetown with local teamster Todd Walsh taking the opening leg with Blue Man Group for owner trainer Chris MacKay and owner Kristina McCourt, Summerside. Sumbodys Fool took the second division of the Billings for driver Michael Mitchel. The six-year-old gelding is owned by Barry, Trevor and Kevin Doyle of Earnscliffe. Walter Cheverie recorded a driving double for Red Shores in the local Drive for Charity promotion. Their campaign raises money for Sadie's Place on PEI. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - Carrera Angel, under the command of owner-driver Rocky Schurman converted a pocket ride into a winning score when they claimed the Labor Day pace in a dazzling 1:57.2 Monday at Red Shores Summerside. Leaving from post 5, Schurman placed the nine-year-old gelding behind Capitalism (Jason Hughes) and stalked the leader through splits of 28.3, 59.1, 1:27.4 before over-powering the favorite in the stretch for the victory. Keystone Nobility (Corey MacPherson) was third. The 5-4-2 triactor paid $396.80. Jason Hughes had a big day at the office with four winners on the 13 dash program. The Stratford native opened the afternoon with three-year-old filly Woodmere Trulyblue from the Blaine Mckenna stable and then paraded Brianna Angel and Casimir Lucuano to victory lane. Hughes completed the grand-slam with Beckenbauer in 1:58.2. Song Dream captured the trot feature defeating Scarlet Patti by a neck in 2:04. Brian MacPhee did the driving for owner Mark Ramsey, Greenwood, N.S. and trainer Vaughn Doyle, Charlottetown. The fastest mile of the day went to Just a Professor in line to Ken Murphy in 1:56.4. Murphy, who had a driving double, was booked to drive by owners Creston Gillis, Bell River and Michael and John Clarey of Montague. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

The blue and orange colours of Walter Cheverie's driving suit weren't camera shy on Saturday night at Red Shores' Charlottetown. He picked up a five bagger on the 12-dash card including a training double. The Nine Mile Creek native started on his winning ways in the first race with his own trainee Nogreatmischief. Cheverie owns the three-year-old Bettors Delight colt. He followed it up with another win from his stable in the third with Zingers Laugh in 1:59.3.He than closed out the card with a natural hat-trick, Pictonian Walton won Race 10 in 1:59.1 for owner Roger MacRae. He biggest win of the night came aboard the veteran free-legged pacer Blu Meadow Willie. Leaving from Post 3, Cheverie got away trailing the field and moved just past the half, fanning out four-wide around the final turn and winning by a quarter-of-a-length in 1:56.4. He is owned by Robert and Brenda MacInnis, 'Willie' picked up his 52 lifetime victory. The 10-year-old son of Drop Off has been on a roll as of late winning three of his last four starts, all three victories have come with Cheverie in the bike. Fractions of the race were :28.1, :57.2 and 1:27.1. Tempo Seelster finished second and Cheyenne Ford. Cheverie closed out the night with a going away winner with J K Special. A landmark in the Open Mares over the last number of years, J K Special enjoyed the drop in class winning in 1:58.1 for owner - trainer Joe Smallwood. Veteran reins man Brian MacPhee took the open trot aboard the betting favourite Zip The Lip in 2:01.3 for owners Orville Willis and Donnie Sweet, Sweet does the training. MacPhee converted of a text book two-hole ride, to win by a length over Pleasure Girls and trot setter Abundspin. Racing action returns to Red Shores' Charlottetown on Tuesday night for a special card of racing featuring the top drivers from around the country as they participate in the National Driving Championships to see who will represent Canada at the 2015 World Driving Championships. Post time for the special card is at 7 p.m. and it also features the $25,000 Founders Cup and the $5, 000 Builders Cup. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - McJestic, under the command of Corey MacPherson, tracked down pace-setter Hail the Taxi to win the Thursday night feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was 1:57 flat. Troy Murray of Cornwall owns and trains the pacer. Hail The Taxi finished second with Tyber Champ and Rocky Schurman third after surging up the passing lane. The victory gave MacPherson a driving double after he drove BrookDale Heather to the fastest mile of the night in 1:56.4. Heather Neill of North Milton was the winning owner. Motor Shark made it four in a row with a 1:57.1 performance for driver Jason Hughes. The son of Cams Card Shark wired the field for owners Arthur Jay and Tommy Collings of Mount Stewart. I Ain't No Lady captured the trot class in 2:02.2 for driver Garth Cole and owner Sandra Cole of Kensington. Glencove Umay and Hopedale Dora completed the triactor. The 2-1-6 combination paid $127.60. Juarez Cyclone, with co-owner Paul Morrison in the bike, notched their second win of the campaign scoring in the trot co-feature in 2:06.2. Paul Breau of Shediac Cape, NB co-owns the colt who turned back Lace (Brian Andrew) and Lets Trade Ladies (Garth Cole) in only his fifth start. Honor Role won the Iwave Information Systems Pace for driver Brian Andrew and his co-owners Blake and William Andrew. The mare charted her third win in a row in 1:59.1 The fastest mile of the night went to Brookdale Heather in 1:56.4 for owner heather Neill of North Milton. Mark Bradley and Jason Hughes also recorded driving doubles on the program. Racing returns Saturday at the CDP oval with a 6pm post time. The National Driving Championship moves into Red Shores Tuesday at 7pm. The top eight drivers in Canada will compete for a chance to represent Canada at the World Driving Championship in Australia. The event also features the Founder's Cup $25,000 Invitational along with the Builder's Cup pace in honor of Doug Hill, Charlottetown and Eric Johnston, Summerside,PE. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

A night field with the Alpine $3,000 claiming series harness racing action was nothing but eye popping and heart grabbing at Red Shores Charlottetown on Tuesday night. The common phrase of "Boom, just like that!" used by track announcer Vance Cameron when a large first quarter flashes up on the board was used many times Tuesday night. A total of five races on the 12 dash card feature first quarters better than :28. In the evenings feature Race 8, favourite Lyndale Royal seen his win streak stopped by Mcmacverick in line to Kenny Murphy. Lyndale Royal left off the gate from post 3 with Marc Campbell at the helm, after being clearing just before a quarter in :27.3, Campbell continued to roll his charge flipping off a half in :56.2 and three quarters in 1:26.4. Tempo Seelster made a bolt three wide move up the back stretch to clear Lyndale Royal at the head of the stretch before Mcmaverick got up in the final stride to win by a nose for owner - trainer Keith Campbell. The fastest trip of the night came in the evening finale with the 'Blue Knight' Jason Hughes guiding Outside The Wire to a five length victory winning in 1:55.1 for owners Andrew Avery and John Brodrick. Onehotvett finished second and Iron Phil was place third after I D K was placed for interference approaching three-quarters. Claiming action was in full flight in the final leg of the Alpine $ 3,000 claiming series. A total of six horses were claimed heading into the two finals Saturday night. Maiden Heaven was the first claim, she prevailed to win for her owners Charles Gaudreaut and Maxim Gaudreault in 1:58. Hello America finished third and was claimed. Whatabadgirl picked up the win in the Race 5 fillies and mares for owner, trainer, driver Gary MacDonald in 1:58.1. The third division went to driver Stephen Quinn and Mcdaisy Cutter in 1:58. On the horses and geldings side of things Cam Cool took Race 9 in 1:56.4 for driver Campbell, he and third place finisher Bakardi Arti were claimed. Godivabeachdiamond played a little hard ball hanging out two other rivals to an opening quarter of :27.4 and hanging on to win in 1:56. He and second place finisher J N J both found new addresses. Bo Ford

Three new lifetime marks stole the harness racing show in the Atlantic Sire Stakes 'A' divisions on Monday afternoon at Red Shores' Charlottetown. The fastest of the four divisions came in Race 7 when Rancousy picked up his second straight victory and fourth in his last five starts. The Darren Crowe trainee wired the field from Post 4 laying down fractions of :28.4, :58.1 and 1:26.4 before stopping the tele-timer in a lifetime best 1:55.4. The Western Paradise - Too Spicy For You colt is owned by Don Smith of Brookside, NS. With the victory, Rancousy pushes his three-year-old earnings to over $ 20,000. Just A Professor finished second and Woodmere Artisan was third. Hollywoodgigolo knocked the Atlantic Sire Stakes monkey off of his back picking up a pocket sitting victory by a neck for owner Scott Dunn. Mike Stevenson bladed the Ameripan Gigolo gelding off the wings and dropped him into the two-hole behind fraction setter Settlement Request, before nailing him on the line in a lifetime best 1:57.4 Settlement Request hung on for second after cutting clockings of :29.3, :58.1 and 1:27.3. J Ps Warrior finished third. Driver Gilles Barrieau worked out a masterful drive aboard his own trainee Tobins Fusion in the 11th race. Leaving from Post 5 Barrieau fired his charge off of the wings, before taking back into the four spot watching a battle ensue for the lead as Touch Of Lightning and Earl Smith insisted on the lead. Barrieau moved out past the five-eights and made a late charge nailing Touch Of Thunder on the line in 1:58.1 a lifetime best. Race 9, The only 'A' division that didn't end in a lifetime mark was won by the Maritime Breeders Champion Arties Magic and driver Todd Trites. The Earl Watts trainee left off the gate from the rail and watched an early battle between Rebelseven and Dumas Walker unfold, Myles Heffernan dropped Dumas Walker back into the three spot before moving back out and attacking first over, Island Gigolo moved out late for catch-driver Barrierau but Arties Magic used the passing lane to win by a nose in 1:58.2 for owners Windemere Farms and Clive Balderston. Four divisions of 'B' colts lined up with Tyron My Gigolo, Pictonian Storm, Come On Gigolo and N Expense picked up victories. It was a big day for stallion Ameripan Gigolo winning four of the 11 races on the card. Driver Marc Campbell took a trip down memory lane in the second, winning with the 11-year-old Rebelryan in 2:00.1 picking up his 55th lifetime victory for owner - trainer Kevin MacLean. Over half of those victories have come with Campbell in the drivers seat. Bo Ford

Charlottetown, PE - Only four tickets remain to the big dance at Red Shores Charlottetown on Saturday night. Those tickets will be punched Monday night when Trial 2 for the Sobey's Gold Cup and Saucer lines up behind the gate in the race 12 finale. Harness racing post time is 7 pm. Trainer Ron Burke will look to sweep both trials with Take It Back Terry from the rail. Aracache Hanover picked up the victory in Trial 1 for Burke and driver Marc Campbell in 1:51.4. The Burke Brigade will turn to Gilles Barrieau to do the driving on Monday night. Take It Back Terry was a winner two starts back at Yonkers (half-mile) in 1:51.2. Trainer Corey Johnson makes his first start on Red Soil in Trial 2 with the 5-2 morning line favourite Wazzup Wazzup. Already a fan favourite on P.E.I. for his name, he has drawn into post 5. Islander James MacDonald will return home from Ontario to try and punch his ticket into the 55th running of the Sobey's Gold Cup and Saucer. Wazzup Wazzup picked up a new lifetime mark in his last start winning at Mohawk (seven-eights) in 1:49. Rene Allard will lock down a third spot in the Gold Cup. He finished second and fourth in Trial 1 with Bigtown Hero and Island Jet, while Mickey Hanover will take his shot from Post 4 in Trial 2. Allard will turn the lines over to Saturday nights winning driver 'King Campbell', Anthony Macdonald was scheduled to drive but has commitments in Ontario. Mickey Hanover finished sixth in his last start but had a three race win streak prior to that outing, with a 1:49.2 score just two starts back. Scott Rocks will look to rock the field from the outside Post 6. Another trainer looking to land a second horse in the $75,000 final, Chris Oakes will turn to Ontario based driver Jonathan Drury. Owned by Susan Oakes and Chuck Pompey of Pennsylvania, 'Scott' was seventh in his last start off of a scratch but prior too those two he knocked off four straight with a lifetime best 1:48.3 score. A pair of brothers will look to make dreams come true when they team up from Post 2 with Duke Did It. Trainer Patrick and driver Robert Shepherd are hoping to punch their ticket with the Ivan Petersheim freshly purchased winner of four-in-a-row. Duke Did It torched the Truro Raceway in his last start winning in 1:53.2 and tying the track record. He hash't missed a top two finish in his last eight and during that streak he has won six times. Island native Paul Mackenzie is the only driver other than Campbell to win the Gold Cup and Saucer he will turn to the 3-entry Mach Wheel to land him in the prestigious race one more time. The Shane Arsenault trainee was a winner in his last start at Grand River (half-mile) in 1:54.2for National Driving Championship finalist Jody Jamieson in the bike. The top four finishers will join Aracache Hanover, Bigtown Hero, Shock It To Em and Island Jet on Tuesday night for the live post position draw. The undercard is highlighted by the 9 top class. Say It Again Sam will look to extend his win streak to double digits on Maritime soil from Post 4. The three-year-old son of Well Said has yet to be collared since relocating to the Maritimes for Foxyhall Racing. The 'Blue Knight' Jason Hughes handles the training and driving. Im Drinkin Doubles is listed as the 5-2 morning line favourite. Coming in off of a 1:55.3 victory at Truro in his last Owners R G Mcgoup LTD and trainer Wayne Whebby will look to snap the streak at nine. Marc Whebby will drive the three-year-old Shadow Play gelding. Bonnys Mac, Salute and Junebugs Baby round out the compact field of six. By Bo Ford

Charlottetown PE- Old Home Week is here and so are the crowds. Fans packed into Red Shores' Charlottetown for the first card of Old Home Week 2014. Teddys Place in line to the recent 1,500 win man Mike Stevenson managed to sneak up in the final strides to nail C L Eighty and Kenny Arsenault at the wire. Teddys place got away in the six hole and followed the cover of second place finisher C L Eighty who cleared fraction setter Deuce Man past the three quarters, flipping off his back at the head of the stretch to win by half-a-length in 1:58.3. Deuce Man laid down fractions of :28.2, :59 and 1:29.2. Talk Back rounded out the top three making it an Arsenault trainee one, two, three finish. Thane Arsenault owns Teddys place and also trains along with Talk Back, while Kenny trains C L Eighty. Jason Hughes picked up a driving and training double on the card extending his lead in both categories at Red Shores Charlottetown. He kicked off the first race of Old Home Week with Rocks Confession in 2:03.1 and followed it up with Blue Star Outlaw in 2:00. The Alpine $3, 000 claiming series highlighted the Thursday night card. Lexis Mandy laid parked every step for driver trainer and co-owner Neil Bambrick and Shawn Baglole, winning by a head in 2:00.3. Hello America and Mike Downey picked up the second division of the fillies and mares in 1:58.3 for owner Ellen Stevenson. The third division winner Machintosh was the only mare claimed on the opening night of the two leg series. She was on top at every call, taking a new lifetime mark of 1:58, for owner - trainer Patrick Shepherd and driver Steven Shepherd. Veteran pacer Cam Cool found himself back in the winer circle in the first division of horses and gelding, Jamie Copley trains for Ann Copley and Evan Gillis of Inverness. Marc Campbell handling the driving in 1:57. The second division went to another claimed horse, Ebandtheboys in line to Kenny Murphy rolled right down the highway winning in 1:57.3 for owner Clarkie Smith. Racing returns to Red Shores' Charlottetown tomorrow night at 7 p.m. By Bo Ford

Red Shores Summerside played host to its final card for two and a half weeks on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The 12-dash card featured the first leg of the Premiers Pace Series for aged pacers. In the first division track record holder and Governor's Plate winner D Gs Camme in-line to reinsmen Gilles Barrieau stopped the clock in 1:53.4. Fresh off of his track record performance in the Governor's Plate of 1:53, Barrieau blasted the four-year-old son of Blissfull Hall to the front from Post 2 and never looked back, laying down fractions :28.1, :56.1, 1:25.4. D Gs Camme is owned by Hal and Quentin Bevan, Tom Clark and Ron Matheson. It was the second win for trainer Jackie Matheson. Astor was second and Modern Xhibit finished third. Post 7 starter Ultimate Luck was the winner of the second division. Converting off of a second over trip, driver Terry Gallant flipped Ultimate Luck three-high approaching three quarters and drew away from the field winning by four lengths in 1:55 for the Ultimate Stable and trainer Sifroi Melanson. Touch Of Lightning laid down the early fractions of :27.2, 56.1, 1:25.3 before Ultimate Luck took over. Judge Jon finished second, Cheyenne Ford finished third. Red Shores Summerside also played host to a Walter Cheverie driving quadruple. He got the ball rolling early sweeping the early double with Larsheis and Tobin Knockout. In Race 7 it was the veteran pacer Blu Meadow Willie picking up his 50th lifetime victory for Cheverie, the 10-year-old gelding is owned by Bob and Brenda Macinnis, he just missed his freshly earned lifetime mark. He stopped the teletimer in 1:55.4. He picked up his grand slam win with Athletic Putnam. Barrieau picked up a driving double closing out the last race on the card at Summerside before Old Home Week with Pinner. He is owned by Brian, Kevin and Lillian Ladner, Brian handles the training duties. Old Home Week kicks off at Red Shores Charlottetown on Thursday night and will feature the first leg of the Alpine $3000 claiming series. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - The opening leg of the Spud Island Classic, presented by the PEI Potato Board, took center stage Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Ultimate Faith, under the command of National driving finalist Ryan Ellis, converted a pocket ride to victory from post five. The time of the mile was 1:58 flat. The mare picked up her sixth win of the season for owner Abel Arsenault, Saint John, NB and trainer Philip Desroches. JK Special was second with There Paid For rallying in deep stretch to grab the show spot. Newcomer Russian Kisses was impressive in her Charlottetown debut scoring a dominate victory in 1:55 flat for driver Steven Shepherd in the second division of the Spud. Steven's father Harold takes over the training duties on the daughter of Badlands Hanover. For all We Know was nine-and half lengths back for second with Icandothat third. Charlottetown's leading pilot, Jason Hughes, engineered the winning trip for Stayoutofmyaffair in the third heat for owner Robi Hughes, Stratford. The time of the mile was 1:55.1. The mare crushed her competition with a 28.3 closer for her fifth win from 15 starts. General Luckypercy was second with Dreaming completing the triactor. The 7-3-5 combination paid $128.00. Hughes had a driving double on the card after Motor Shark dazzled in the fourth race with a ten length romp in 1:56.3. Tommy Collins and Arthur Jay, Mount Stewart own the three-year-old Cams Card Shark gelding. The trot feature went to Tymal Tyme in gate to wire fashion for driver Brian MacPhee in 2:02.2. The Gold Cup ambassadors greeted MacPhee in the winner's circle and sang happy birthday to the popular driver from Cornwall. Tymal Tyme is owned by Tessa MacKinnon of Souris and trained by Cindy MacDonald, Montague. By Lee Drake

Charlottetown PE- Leading Camdidate and driver Marc Campbell were mighty happy to draw in off of the also eligible list Thursday night at Red Shores'. They drew into the feature event after the late scratch of the three-horse I D K. Fresh off a going away victory in his last start, Leading Camdidate made a bold first over move approaching the half and held on for the victory in 1:56.1, for owner Jeff Holmes and trainer John Holmes. Oakrock Almighty was flying on the end of it to nail the place prize and Beckenbauer was third. On Glenn Taylor Memorial night, grandson Corey MacPherson did his late grandfather proud. Picking up two victories on the card with Trustmeonemoretime and veteran pacer Life Savior. Worth Remembering and young gun Jack Panting made every call a winning one in the Glenn Taylor Memorial Pace. He fired the six-year-old Ken Warkentin pacer off of the gate in :28.3, and didn't take his foot off of the gas pedal. Laying down fractions of :58.2, 1:27.4, stopping the tele timer in 1:58 for owner Steven Sorrie. Juraez Cyclone picked up his first lifetime victory in the evenings trot class. The three-year-old Broadway Hall colt was a going away winner in 2:05.2 for co-owners John Breau and Paul Morrison. Racing returns to Red Shores' Charlottetown Saturday night at 6 p.m. featuring the first leg of the Spud Island Classic for Open Mares. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - The Callbeck Stakes and the PEI Trotting series highlighted a 15 dash program Wednesday at Red Shores Summerside. Tyne Valley launched her second win in a row when she claimed the opening division of the Callbeck for driver Mike Stevenson and owner Bill Roloson of Belfast. Bill Andrew is the breeder. Dusty Lane Bria also remains perfect in stakes action notching her third score for owners Larry Chappell, Marshfield. Ken Wilkie of Stratford and breeder Travis Wilkie. Kenny Arsenault did the driving for the winning connections. The Charlottetown native paraded three other winners for the grand-slam which included Frill Seeker in 1:59 in PEI Trotting Series for Ebbsfleet Stables of Stratford, Ontario, Paymenowpaymelater for owner Wade Peconi and trainer Earl Watts and Elm Grove Joanette for Peter Smith, Larry Chappell and Gerald Morrissey. The Watts stable also had top honors when Marc Campbell drove two-year-old colt Timely Finnesse to victory. Pleasure Girls, with Ron Gass in the bike, upset the field to win the second PEI Trotting Series assignment. In other action in the Callbeck Stakes, Jann Down notched her first victory for Gilles Barrieau and the Downey Stable, NB. That combination also took top money with Ubettowin in her respective division. Johnny Bannas recorded his second victory in a row for Jason Hughes and owner-breeder Jamie Smith, Charlottetown. Hughes also engineered a winning trip aboard Dialamara for owner Doug MacPhee, New Haven. Undeniable gave Campbell a driving double for owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown. Driver Claire MacDonald and owners Phonsie MacEachern, Port Hood, NS and Morah Kerr of Greenfield, NS celebrated with two Callbeck stakes victories with Woodmere Dancenart and Gritty Player. The Callbeck stakes wrapped up with Harry Wilder going to wire to wire in 2:01 for driver Ken Murphy, trainer Clifford Murphy and owner Gordon Crozier, Warren Grove. The colt was bred by Leith Waite, Summerside. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

The biggest week in Maritime harness racing, Old Home Week is less than two weeks away. Ten-days of power packed action at Red Shores' Charlottetown starts on August 7, 2014. There will be 16 cards of racing over 10 days. Old Home Week will play host to many key racing events including the Atlantic Sire Stakes, P.E.I Trotting Series, Spud Island Classic for Open Mares, the Premiers Pace and one of the biggest shows in harness racing, the $75, 000 Gold Cup and Saucer on August 16, 2014. With the construction complete for the new barn structure, unlike any other Old Home Week, Red Shores' Charlottetown is able to offer a large amount of "on-site" stabling to the Maritime racing community. "The success of Old Home Week, from a bottom line revenue perspective, is significantly aided by having a robust inventory of horses for the race office to card full fields, and competitive race cards," said Tom Clark of the P.E.I Harness Racing Industry Association. "In order that we are successful in this regard, we need to have the support of our neighbours around the region. Stabling has always been a challenge in years past, and this year we are in a position that with the old barns still standing we can extend an invitation for folks to come join us." Horsemen that are interested in on track stabling for Old Home Week 2014 are asked to call (902) 629 - 6636 before Monday, August 4. For Old Home Week this year the P.E.I Harness Racing Industry Association announced on May 31 2014, there will be a 10 per cent increase to all over night purses for Old Home Week. Some other Old Home Week enhancements in that announcement were purse increases for the Gold Cup and Saucer, The Premiers Pace, Spud Island Classic and the P.E.I Trotting Series. Horsemen are reminded this year, Old Home Week event passes are $20.00 for the 10-day event. Daily admission is $12.00. Week-long passes are available at Murphy's Pharmacies across P.E.I., Red Shores Racetrack and Casino Gift Shop, Eastlink Centre Box Office and the Old Home Week office. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Machinthesand sure was enjoying playing on red soil Saturday night at Red Shores' Charlottetown. The five-year-old gelding by Mach Three enjoyed some well deserved class relief as driver Brodie MacPhee blasted the Mark Bradley trainee off the wings in :28.2, MacPhee managed to get a second quarter breather for a half in :59.2. With first over attack from Eagle Jolt, Machinthesand and MacPhee stepped on the accelerator, checking in at the three-quarters in 1:28 before kicking home in :28.1 for a mile in 1:56.1. Eagle Jolt was a bang up second, Cheyenne Ford was third. Machinthesand is owned by Russell and Karen Noonan. In the evening finale, Willow Warrior was able to extend her win streak to three for trainer Brendan Curran. The three-year-old Western Terror filly enjoyed a three hole ride before tipping out around the last turn to challenge fraction setter J V S Ring. She was a going away winner in 1:57.1 for owner Alby Curran. Bradley handled the driving duties. Driver Marc Campbell made use of his 11 drives on the 12 dash program, picking up three victories. Canadian Rocket got the ball rolling in the third race, in the fourth it was his own trainee Howmacs Pride who took the evenings trot race for owners Wade Peconi and Howmac Farms. Campbell followed that up in race 10 with the fastest mile of the night, Leading Camdidate torched the capital city oval in 1:55.4. MacPhee picked up a double with Makes Me Stupid. Kenny Murphy picked up victories with Avid Yankee and First Art Down. It was a milestone night for Rachel Andrew, in Race 7 she picked up her first career training victory with Everyday in 1:57.2. Her father Brian Andrew was in the bike. Rachel Andrew co-owns with her Uncle Bill Andrew. Racing returns to Red Shores' Summerside Wednesday night with a special 6:30 p.m start time. A 15-dash card is scheduled including 13 divisions of the 2-year-old Callbeck Stakes. by Bo Ford

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