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The Howard Johnston’s Dutch Inn in Cornwall P.E.I. once again played host to the annual Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owners Association (PEISHOA) awards banquet on Saturday. The awards honoured the tremendous accomplishments of horse and human during the 2013 season, as well as recognized its horsepeople, for whom many have been involved for decades. Yet again, the horse community of P.E.I. provided a packed house, and in return, they were treated to another evening of excitement and celebration. This year’s emcee was Lee Drake, Marketing Director for Red Shores in P.E.I., and he graciously performed a great job as host. Drake also was very excited to introduce and welcome the man in the spotlight on the evening, guest speaker Vance Cameron. Cameron regaled the audience with some of his favourite memories from his vast racing experience and career over the years. As always, Cameron had a great way of weaving his stories and the folks in attendance were thoroughly entertained. The horse owners association presented the prestigious Kentucky of Canada Award, which recognizes and acknowledges outstanding service to the industry. It is awarded only when merited and was presented tonight for only the fourth time in history. The honouree was the Hon. Wes Sheridan, minister responsible for harness racing on P.E.I. Amongst the many award winners tonight, the awarding of the Active Horsewomen and Horseman of the Year went to Brian and Isabel MacPhee. Horseperson of the Year recognized longtime participant Don Smith of Pownal, who has been involved in countless capacities over his five decades in the sport. The Horse of the Year honours went to Saulsbrook Alana, owned by Reg MacPherson, trained by Kevin MacLean and driven by Marc Campbell. The complete list of award winners is below. Two-Year-Old Colt Trot Dusty Lane Galaxy - Bred by Ronnie Gass, owned by Peter Buchanan and the Estate of George Boswall, trained and driven by Gary Chappell. Two-Year-Old Filly Trot Glencove Yoshi - Bred, owned and trained by Carl Bagnall, driven by Mike Stevenson. Two-Year-Old Colt Pace Settlement Request - Bred by Tammy Sonier and Neil Bambrick, owned by Alfred Barrieau and Michael Clinton, trained and driven by Gilles Barrieau. Two-Year-Old Filly Pace Saulsbrook Alana - Owned by Reg MacPherson, trained by Kevin MacLean and driven by Marc Campbell. Three-Year-Old Colt Trot Taliesin - Bred by Elwood Lawton, owned by Buntainwood Farm, trained and driven by Marc Campbell. Three-Year-Old Filly Trot Howmacs Pride - Bred and co-owned by Howmac Farms, co-owned by Wade Pecconi, trained by Earl Watts. Three-Year-Old Colt Pace Forever Paradise - Bred by Art Millar, owned by Reg MacPherson, trained by Kevin MacLean and driven by Marc Campbell. Three-Year-Old Filly Pace Dianna Santanna - Bred and owned by Doug MacPhee, trained by Tommy Weatherbie, and primarily driven by Brodie MacPhee. Claiming Horse of the Year Pinner - Owned by Brian, Lillian, and Kevin Ladner, trained by Brian. Claiming Mare of the Year Kaitlyn Rose - Owned and trained by Ralph Sweet, driven by Marc Campbell. Aged Trotting Horse Abundaspin - Owned by Mikaela Lustic, trained and driven by Harold Sheppard. Aged Trotting Mare Honeymoonisover - Co-owned by Blake Andrew, co-owned, trained and driven by Brian Andrew. Aged Pacing Horse Big League - Owned and trained by Jonah Moase. Aged Pacing Mare Dirt Track Momma - Owned and trained by Jonah Moase, primarily driven by Marc Campbell. Fan Favourite Award Smackwaterjack - Owned, trained and driven by William MacKay. Pacing Horse of the Year Saulsbrook Alana - Owned by Reg MacPherson, trained by Kevin MacLean and driven by Marc Campbell. Trotter of the Year Abundaspin - Owned by Mikaela Lustic, trained and driven by Harold Sheppard. Horse of the Year Saulsbrook Alana - Owned by Reg MacPherson, trained by Kevin MacLean and driven by Marc Campbell. Grooms of the Year Drew Neil and Bobbi Jo Gaudet Mr Trot Challenge Walter Cheverie Rookie Driver Steven Sheppard Leading Dash Winner Marc Campbell Leading Percentage Trainer Kevin MacLean Leading Percentage Driver Marc Campbell Standardbred Canada Owner of the Year Kenny McInnis Appreciation Awards Taylor McGuigan and Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Most Dedicated Horseperson June Coyle Horseman/Horsewoman Awards Isabel MacPhee and Brian MacPhee Horseperson of the Year Donald Smith Kentucky of Canada Recognition Award Hon. Wes Sheridan ASBA Awards As an added bonus of this evening's event, the Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association (ASBA) recognized the Prince Edward Island winners of the 2013 Atlantic Breeders Crown. Two-Year-Old Pacing Filly: Saulsbrook Alana Owner's Award – Reg MacPherson Three-Year-Old Trotter: Taliesin Owner's Award - Buntainwood Farm Breeder's Award – Elwood Lawton Two-Year-Old Trotter: Dusty Lane Galaxy Owner's Award - Peter Buchanan and the Estate of George Boswall Breeder's Award – Ronnie Gass Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt: Dumas Walker Breeder's Award – David and Paul Walker The Moncton Standardbred Racing Association also presented a trophy to the owner with the most points in the Atlantic Sires Stakes season, Dan Ross. From the PEI Standardbred Horse Owners Association

Charlottetown, PE - Miracle Matts, in line to Corey MacPherson, wired to field to win the last feature event of the season at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was 1:58.3. MacPherson did the driving for owner Blois MacPhail of Cornwall. The race was named in honor of the town of Montague during a special O'Brien program recognizing Island communities and their contribution to harness racing. Nobestbfor finished second with Le Fugueur was third. Driver Ron Gass enjoyed success in both trot divisions staged on the night with Delta Dental and Caliban Hanover taking their respective classes. Jason Hughes enjoyed a driving triple on the final card of the season. For complete results go to by Lee A. Drake, for Red Shores  

How would you like to watch the 2013 O’Brien winners receive their awards live from the comfort of your own home? For the fourth consecutive year, there will be a live video stream for the O’Brien Award presentations. This will be made available courtesy of Bell Aliant and is sponsored by the Atlantic Lottery Corporation and Red Shores Racetrack and Casino, Charlottetown and Summerside Locations. You’ll be able to watch all of the presentations exclusively on as SC will distribute the live video stream from the O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala live this Saturday, February 8. The video stream will go online live at approximately 8:15 p.m. (EST); 9:15 p.m. (AST) and 6:15 p.m. (PST) on Saturday night. The awards presentations are expected to last for 60 to 90 minutes. Winners will be honoured in 18 categories including 12 horse divisions, Future Star, Horsemanship, Breeder, Driver, Trainer and Horse of the Year. The winners of the Standardbred Canada Media Awards of Excellence will also be recognized. The awards will be hosted by Ken Middleton and Lee Drake. Haley MacDonald will sing the American National anthem and O Canada. Prior to dinner, guests will be entertained by a special SC video feature. The 2013 edition of the O’Brien Awards is the 25th anniversary of this National Awards event. The Black Tie Gala event features a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner and the awards presentations. Vintage 4.0, one of Atlantic Canada’s top party bands, will entertain guests to round out the evening’s celebration. Reprinted with permission by

Charlottetown, PE - Miracle Matts, with Corey MacPherson in the bike, won the afternoon feature in the Irene MacInnis memorial Saturday at Red Shores. The time of the mile was 2:01 over a sloppy CDP oval with a three second variant. MacPherson rallied Miracle Matts from fourth at the head of the lane for an exciting stretch drive victory over Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) with fraction setter Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie) hanging on for third. Blois MacPhail of Cornwall was the winning owner. Abundaspin, owned by Mikaela Lustic, Cornwall, was a two length winner for driver Harold Shepherd in the open trot division. Zip the Lip was second while Caliban Hanover completed the triactor. Marc Campbell continues his reign at the top of the driver standings posting a hat-trick. The Winlsoe native clicked with Rebelryan, Silky Britches and Whatrugonnado. Ron Matheson, Corey MacPherson and Jason Hughes recorded driving doubles with Hughes, Jackie Matheson and Jonah Moase each scoring two training victories on the card. The final card of the season is Friday February 7th during the O'Brien Awards weekend. Post time is 6pm. by Lee Drake for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - A power-packed field of harness racing pacers will headline the top class Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time for the 13 dash card is slated for 1pm. The action will be carried live at The race is named in honor of long time Red Shores' employee Irene MacInnis with the memorial cooler being presented by family, friends and co-workers to the winner. Pinner will attempt to get back in the win column after his amazing winning streak was halted at eight in a row. Marc Campbell is back in the bike for trainer Brian Ladner of Charlottetown. The pacer goes up against last week's feature winner Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie) and Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) who put an end to Pinner's streak. Miracle Matts is a serious threat off the rail for driver Corey MacPherson and PC Shockwave is also a major contender from post 4 for driver Brian MacPhee and owner Scott MacPhail of Montague. MacPhee also has a live drive on Zip the Lip in the open trot in race 4. The trotter co-owned by trainer Don Sweet and Orville Willis of O'Leary gets top billing from race analyst Les MacIsaac. "Three straight without a win is an eternity for him but a combination of things contributed to that," said MacIsaac. "If Brian is able to get him to the front it could be all over." It won't be easy. The field is full of talent including rail sitter Honeymoonisover, Sandhill Angel, Abundaspin, Buckling Banbury, Caliban Hanover and Wonderous Hanover. Every Day, owned by Bill and Rachel Andrew, moves up to tackle the back-up class in race 7. The pacer has back to back wins for driver Brian Andrew. The fans choice awards will also be presented after race 3 on the program. The final live race program of the season is Friday February 7th with a 6pm post time. The card celebrates the 25th edition of the O'Brien awards coming to Charlottetown on Saturday February 8th at the Delta Prince Edward and PEI Convention Centre. by Lee Drake for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Nobestbfor proved to be the best after knocking off the rest of the field to win the feature race Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was 2:01.4 and Nobestbfor went off at odds of 9-1. Owner Walter Cheverie rallied the six-year-old brown gelding from the back of the pack in sixth place starting down the stretch and closed well to win by a head over Miracle Matts. Cambest Kisser was third. The 5-2-6 triactor paid $260.50. Cheverie won the last three races of the day for a driving triple. His other wins came with veteran Blue Meadow Willie for owners Robert and Brenda MacInnis of Summerside and JK Special from the Joe Smallwood stable. Driver Kenny Arsenault recorded a hat-trick including the fastest mile of the day with Camcun in 1:59.4. Arsenault also paraded Scotian Lass and Hezmaboy back to the winner's circle. Wonderous Hanover won the trot class for driver Michael McGuigan and trainer Mitchell Tierney who co-owns the trotter with William Andrew of Calgary, Alberta. Corey MacPherson and Jason Hughes had driving doubles. by Lee Drake for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Another showdown is ready to take place in the afternoon top class Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time for the 13 dash program is 1pm. Cambest Kisser, who ended Pinner's winning streak last week, will square off in the $2,000 feature, dubbed the wild horses promotion, in race 12. Jason Hughes will be back in the bike for Cambest Kisser while Pinner gets the services of Brodie MacPhee after Marc Campbell booked off all his drives. Panacotta, a major player in wearing down the leader in his last start, drew the rail for trainer Blaine Baglole with Mark Bradley getting the call to drive this week. Miracle Matts leaves from post two for Corey MacPherson while PC Shockwave (Brian MacPhee) and Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie) complete the star-studded line-up. Wonderous Hanover is the morning line favorite in the afternoon trot class. Michael McGuigan will handle the five-year-old mare from post six. Delta Dental with Ron Gass and JK Queen driven by Walter Cheverie are also top three candidates. Cheverie is the 2013 Mr Trot Challenge champion presented by Johnston's Salads and Keybrand Foods Inc. Whatrugonnado takes her two win race streak into Saturday for owner-trainer Jonah Moase of Cornwall. Jason Hughes will do the driving. For entries, race programs and live video go to Lee A. Drake  

Charlottetown, PE - Cambest Kisser, with catch-driver Kenny Arsenault in the bike, won the afternoon feature at Red Shores Saturday. The CDP oval was rated as good with a three second variant due to rain that fell most of the week. Pinner, the heavy post time favorite, put in a great race but finished second ending his winning streak at eight. Arsenault engineered the trip by coasting away fifth while a front end battle ensued between Miracle Matts (Corey MacPherson) and the race favorite, in line to Marc Campbell, on route to the opening quarter in a blistering 28.1 over the off track. Once Miracle Matts made the lead Campbell put the Brian Ladner trainee back on the point with the half mile reached in 59.1 and the three-quarter station charted in 1:29.4 with pressured being applied to the leader from Panacotta (Blaine Baglole) from the outside. Cambest Kisser, owned by Donald and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge, came flying from the backfield to catch a fading Pinner in the stretch. The mile time was 2:01. Miracle Matts hung on for third. Buckling Banbury won the open trot in 204.2 for Corey MacPherson and co-owners Bill, Brian and Blake Andrew. Fraction setter Zip the Lip was second with Delta Dental third. Campbell and MacPherson recorded driving doubles. A scary situation unfolded in the first race when one of the reins broke on Glencove Victor just as the wings folded on the starting gate. Driver Mike McGuigan tried to control the runaway horse even attempting to reach up and grab the rein while going along the outside surface of the track. McGuigan had to jump off the bike just seconds before the horse crashed through the outside fence. Remarkably, Glencove Victor walked away without any injuries. McGuigan returned to driving duty after the incident. For complete results go to by Lee Drake for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores has launched their version of the Harness Racing Fan's Choice Awards. The ballot can found in the on-track race program and give fans an opportunity to vote for their favorite local horse in several categories from 2013. The ballot also includes a chance to vote for your favorite trainer and driver on Prince Edward Island. Here are the categories: - 2 Year Old Pacer - 3 Year Old Pacer - 2 Year Old Trotter - 3 Year Old Trotter - Aged Pacer - Aged Mare - Aged Trotter - Driver - Trainer Fans can fill out the ballot and drop it in the ballot drum at Red Shores. Names will be entered for a chance to win merchandise and lunch buffet for two. The winner's will be announced following the February 1 program. by Lee A. Drake for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - "Pinner and Campbell unstoppable at Charlottetown" boomed track announcer Vance Cameron as the pacer extended his winning streak to eight Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino. The time of the mile was 1:59 flat for Pinner. Judges rated the CDP oval as good with a one second variant due to rain when the feature race went behind the starting gate. Marc Campbell, who enjoyed a driving triple to take the lead in the driver standings in 2014, sent the Brian Ladner trainee to front yielding briefing to Cambest Kisser on route to the opening quarter in a stiff 28.3 before re-claiming command of the tempo through splits of 59.2 and 1:30.1. The one length charted victory was over Miracle Matts (Corey MacPherson) while Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) completed the triactor. The 3-4-6 combination returned $43.90. Pinner is owned by Brian, Kevin and Lillian Ladner of Charlottetown. Mcmaverick beat Camcun by a nose to claim the back-up class in 1:58 for the fastest mile of the day. Ken Murphy engineered the trip for owner - trainer Keith Campbell of Tyne Valley. Wonderous Hanover, in line to Mike McGuigan, delivered as the post time favorite in the trot class. The mare is owned by Mitchell Tierney, Cornwall and William Andrew, Calgary, Alberta. Miramonttogo delighted long shot players when driver Irwin Neill was able to rally the pacer to score in race 6. The win ticket paid $88.70. For complete results and replays go to By Lee Drake  

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ken Middleton and Lee Drake will co-host the 2013 O'Brien Awards. Middleton is Woodbine Entertainment Group's standardbred race announcer and has been a regular anchor at the O'Brien Awards. This will mark the eleventh consecutive year that he will co-host the event. "Co-hosting the O'Brien Awards for the last decade has been an incredible honour, and it's truly something I take great pride in. It's so cool to think back and recall all of the great horses and horse people that have been honoured on the stage over the years, and to be a part of those nights is amazing," Middleton told Trot Insider. This will mark Middleton's first trip to the Island. "I think it's a perfect fit to have this year's event in the home province of the awards' namesake, Joe O'Brien. I know Maritimers are extremely proud and passionate about harness racing, and I'm sure it will mean a lot to them to have the opportunity to host this year's edition - especially since there are a number of finalists with ties to PEI," commented Middleton, "This will be my first visit to PEI and I'm really looking forward to it." Lee Drake, manager of Marketing and Sales for Red Shores Racetrack and Casino, Charlottetown and Summerside locations, is also looking forward to hosting the event in his native province. "It's an honour. I've attended the awards for many years now and I'm excited about the opportunity to play a role in such a prestigious event." Drake co-hosted the 2004 awards but explains that this year is "very special." "This year has very special meaning to me. It's being a part of history. I've been fortunate to be involved in some special moments over the years, but to co-host the 25th anniversary edition of the O'Briens from the home province of Joe O'Brien is certainly a career highlight." The 2013 O'Brien Awards will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Delta Prince Edward and PEI Convention Centre in Charlottetown, PEI. For more info you can go to Standardbred Canada Website: by Rebecca Duffy for Red Shores    

Charlottetown, PE - Pinner has been established as the favorite in the afternoon feature event Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino but odds makers have labeled two horses with a shot of ending his winning streak. The track crew did an amazing job with the CDP oval getting it prepped for the 13 dash card. First race post time is set for 1pm. Marc Campbell has the driving assignment as Pinner, owned by Kevin, Lillian and trainer Brian Ladner of Charlottetown, goes for his eighth consecutive victory. The son of Mach Three headlines the power-packed six horse field. Race analyst Les MacIsaac said it all in his column. "There's not much more you can say about a horse that's won seven in a row. Looks like the only thing that will stop him is the end of the meet." You can review all the picks at McJestic (3-1) and Cambest Kisser (7-2) will try to spoil the party. Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) went after Pinner early in the last start in an attempt to rough up the favorite but that didn't work and he settled for second place. On the other hand, McJestic draws the rail and shows some fast closers so that may help to grab a piece of the triactor. Brodie MacPhee will drive McJestic for owner-trainer Troy Murray of Cornwall. Panacotta (Mark Bradley), Miracle Matts (Corey MacPherson) and Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie) will also make this match interesting. In other action, Van Zant is the morning line favorite for team Matheson in the back-up class. McMaverick from the Keith Campbell stable of Tyne Valley and Stayoutofmyaffair are also top candidates. Pictonian Walton goes for his third win in a row in the afternoon finale for young driver Brandon Webster. Webster, who recorded his first lifetime win back on November 16, rallied for a win on New Year's Eve and then came back last week for another victory after being parked the entire mile. The 21 year-old Morell resident takes Pictonian Walton from post four for owner Roger MacRae of Belfast. Red Shores is proud to launch the harness racing fans choice awards. The ballot is located in the on-track race program. Fans can select their favorites in several categories. The winners will be announced in a few weeks. For a complete list of entries, live video and replays go to by Lee A. Drake for Red Shores                                                   "Contains confidential information, including proprietary AL or third party information, advice and/or recommendations, the disclosure of which may harm AL's or a third party's financial interests; Not intended for public distribution."       ********************************************************************** 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 - Pinner, under the command of Marc Campbell, continued his winning ways with his seventh consecutive victory Saturday in the afternoon top class at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was 1:59.2 over a track rated "good" with a two second variant. Campbell hustled the favorite off the gate from post 5 to the lead but Cambest Kisser, with Jason Hughes in the bike, decided to take him on early touching down on the front through a brisk opening panel of 29 seconds flat. Campbell returned to his game plan moving Pinner back to the point through a 59.2 half with a rated third panel reached in 1:29.2. The Brian Ladner trainee breezed home for his 33rd lifetime score for co-owners Kevin and Lillian Ladner of Charlottetown. Cambest Kisser (Hughes) was second while Mcmaverick (Ken Murphy) rallied for third. The spotlight was on conditioner Darren Trainor as he opened the new campaign with four training victories from his Vernon River stable. The parade began in race 5 with Diagram Hanover (2:03.4) followed by King of Rock (2:03.1) with newcomer General Simba and Le Fugueur, owned by his wife Jennifer, completing a career day at the city oval. In other action, Abundaspin, who began his final year of racing at age 14, won the open trot for trainer-driver Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Cornwall. It was the trotter's 72nd lifetime win. Pictonian Zena and Shane Bernard opened the 2014 history books taking top honors in the afternoon opener. Campbell and Hughes recorded driving triples. Corey MacPherson had a driving double. For complete results and race replays go to By Lee Drake  

Charlottetown, PE - The 2014 harness racing calendar gets underway Saturday with a 13 dash program at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino. The horses, who all celebrated their birthday on January 1, will compete over the CDP oval beginning at 1pm. Horse Player Interactive players can play the action through the world broadcast at Pinner, owned by Kevin, Lillian and trainer Brian Ladner of Charlottetown, will go for his seventh win in a row in the afternoon top class in race 12. Marc Campbell will put the son of Mach Three into post five against 3-1 shot Camcun (Kenny Arsenault) while trainer Troy Murray of Clyde River lists Brodie MacPhee to drive McJestic from the four hole. The five-year-old gelding, established at 7-2 odds on the morning line, has been racing sharp with four top three finishes in his last five outings. If Campbell decides to deploy front end tactics with Pinner it could be over early. The field is loaded with talent with McMaverick drawing the rail for Ken Murphy and Doll R General (Mark McKinnon) starting from post two. Stayoutofmyaffair, (Gary Chappell), PC Shockwave (Brian MacPhee) and Campbest Kisser (Jason Hughes) will maneuver from the outside while Panacotta (Blaine Baglole) leaves from the back tier post nine. In other action, Zip the Lip will attempt to re-establish his winning form in the open trot for trainer Don Sweet and his co-owner Orville Willis of O'Leary. The trotter was riding a winning streak when he made a break in his last start due to broken equipment ending the his victory run at four. Regular driver Brian MacPhee will handle the driving assignment. The race features some tough competitors with open trot specialist Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) gunning for their first score of the new campaign. This will be Abundaspin's last year of racing after turning 14 on January 1. The line-up also includes Tender N Kind (Steven Shepherd), Buckling Banbury (Corey MacPherson), Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew) and Who Took That (Michael McGuigan). The trot challenge competition, presented by Johnston's Salads and Keybrand Foods Inc, came to a close on New Year's Eve. Walter Cheverie was crowned the winner with 173 points. Ron Gass was second with 160. Willie Murphy was third with 156 while Brian MacPhee moved into fourth with 152 points after his successful run with Zip the Lip put him into contention. The drivers are rated on a 10-7-5 point system with a 1-2-3 finish with trotters at Charlottetown. Cheverie will be presented with the hardware at the upcoming awards banquet by the PEI Standardbred Horse Owners Association. For the complete list of entries, live video or race replays go to by Lee A. Drake for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Pinner, with Marc Campbell in the bike, won the featured event Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino. It was Pinner's fifth straight victory, tenth of the season and 31st lifetime. The seven-year-old son of Mach Three, owned by trainer Brian Ladner, Kevin and Lillian Ladner of Charlottetown, toured the CDP oval in gate to wire fashion in 1:57.3. The track was rated good with a two second variant. The track crew did a great job prepping the surface for the 13 dash program. Nobestbfor was second, charted three-lengths off the leader, while Doll R General was third. The 4-2-5 triactor paid $111.40. Stayoutofmyaffair finished fourth and triggered a superfecta payout with 4-2-5-6 at $214.05. The afternoon showcased two trot divisions. Caliban Hanover and Ron Gass won the open class over Abundaspin and Zip the Lip, who both recovered after early breaks, to complete the top three. Zip the Lip's mis-cue was costly as it ended his winning streak at four. Caliban Hanover is owned by Wendell MacDonald of Cornwall. Who Took That, driven by Michael McGuigan, converted a pocket trip to a winning score taking her trot class in 2:03.3. The Andrew family has a stake in the winner as Bill co-owns with Mitchell Tierney of Cornwall while Brian Andrew drove Honeymoonisover to a second place finish for his son Blake. Newcomer Ja El Blaze was third for Bo Sowers. In other action, General Luckypercy won the back-up class in 1:59.1 for driver Ron Matheson and son Jackie who handles the training duties. Team Matheson also won with Van Zant to record a driving and training double. Panacotta won his second in a row for Mark Bradley, owner Shane Baglole and trainer Blaine Baglole of Cornwall. Drivers Brian MacPhee and Corey MacPherson ended the pre-holiday card with two winners each on the program. Wade Sorrie notched a driving and training victory on the day. The live handle was $28,061 Racing returns on Boxing Day with a full card and the Buck Barker retirement pace. For complete results go to by Lee Drake for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Pinner, under the command of Marc Campbell, notched his fourth win in a row in the afternoon feature on a cold Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The track was rated fast, with a two second variant, when Pinner fired off the gate but Campbell changed the front end tactics game plan when rail sitter Bunny Mach insisted on the early lead. The son of Mach Three-Dexter Doll tracked the leader through a 28.2 quarter and half mile in a minute before taking charge at the three-quarter marker of 1:29.2 on route to a 1:59.2 two-length score for trainer and co-owner Brian Ladner along with co-owners Kevin and Lillian Ladner of Charlottetown. Artist List (Mark Bradley) was second with Blu Meadow Willie (Brodie MacPhee) third. The 4-2 exactor paid $11.00 with the 4-2-5 triactor returning $44.80. The fastest mile of the day went to Mcmaverick in 1:58.4. John Holmes did the driving for owner Keith Campbell of Tyne Valley. Tymal Tyme gave driver Brian MacPhee back to back winners in the Boyd Leslie Memorial trot class. The owner-trainer group of Tessa MacKinnon, Cindy MacDonald and Tanya MacKinnon, who purchased the cooler in memory of Leslie, made the presentation to runner-up Sandhill Angel and owner Glen Claybourne of Charlottetown. A classy move from the team of Eastern PEI. Campbell, Mark Bradley, Walter Cheverie and Corey MacPherson also recorded driving doubles. For complete results go to by Lee Drake for Red Shores  

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