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Foxyhall racing stable from Summerside, PE enjoyed a big night at the track with two of their stable stars, Si Semalu and Thunderaway, winning their respective assignments at the harness racing meeting on Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Si Semalu, under the command of driver Jason Hughes, was sent right to the lead from the rail and never looked back on route to a 1:55.4 clocking in the evening's feature event. The five- year-old son of Modern Art rolled through splits of 28.3, 58.4 and 1:27.3. Cabo Pan Lucas (Danny MacDonald) was second with Forever Paradise (Mike McGuigan) completing the triactor. Newcomer Thunderaway and Hughes were a two and half length winner in the first of two open trots carded on the program. The mare notched her 26th lifetime victory and her first on Island soil. Foxyhall racing also recorded a third place finish with Sam It Again Sam in The Class of 1958 St. Dunstan's University pace won by Perfect Escape in a dazzling 1:56 flat for Walter Cheverie. Cheverie, who had two winners on the program, did the driving for owners Jack Keenan, Stratford, PE and Joseph Dahl, Burlington, Ontario. Another newcomer to the Island racing ranks, Strike A Light, won the second open trot in 1:59.4 for driver Norris Rogers and trainer Blaine McKenna. Mike Stevenson had a driving double on the 12 dash program scoring with The Big Bite for trainer Thane Arsenault and the ownership group of Jack Arsenault, Charlottetown, Donna McIver, York, Edward Blaisdell, Montague and Deborah Wilson, Elmsdale, NS. The second score came with Shellys Man for owner Michael Collings, Charlottetown and trainer Gerald MacDougall. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca Lee Drake

The Governor's Plate consolation starters are set to duke it out again at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Summerside during the first Wednesday card of the season. Machinthesand, a third place finisher on Saturday night in the $5,000 consolation has drawn the outside post 6 for owners Noonan Holding LTD, Russell and Karen Noonan. The Hughie Murphy trainee will reunite with Kenny Murphy again Wednesday in Race 11 on the card. From 14 starts this season, the son of Mach Three has five victories and has banked over $6, 600. He will not have it easy as he will face off against a pair of familiar foes, Outside The Wire has drawn into post 4 for owners Andrew Avery and John Brodrick, he finished sixth in the consolation and will once again gain the services of the 2015 Basil Whelan memorial winner Gilles Barrieau. Barrieau currently holds a one race win lead over Corey Macpherson and Marc Campbell for top driver for the Summerside meet, he is driving with a .540 UDRS and a 44 percent win ratio. Oh To Be Me has drawn into post three for owner, trainer and driver Gary Chappell. The top class also features Cambest Kisser, Carrera Angel and Motorino. The card will also feature the first two-year-old winner of the 2015 season at Red Shores Summerside, Instant Shadow has drawn the rail in the evenings fifth race. Post time for the 12-dash card is set for 7 p.m., it is also the only card of racing during Lobster Fest, if you can't make it to the track be sure to tune into redshores.ca to catch all the live harness racing action. Bo Ford

Smiley Bayama, owned by Shelley & Alexis Gass, Cornwall, PE, won the Saturday night featured event at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.   Ron Gass was in the bike for the 1:57.3 score over First Art Down (Ken Murphy) while Windemere Eric (Gary Chappell) was third.   Howmacs Pride won the trot division in 2:02.2 for driver Kenny Arsenault and ownership group of Wade Peconi, Stanchel, PE and Howmac Farms, North Wiltshire, PE. The mare picked up her third win from nine starts in 2015. Political Crisis, with Adam Merner in the bike, claimed The Guardian pace in race 10. Merner mapped out the winning trip for his co-owner Max Sehl, N.S. The action now shifts to Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway Sunday for Governor's Plate Week. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca Lee Drake  

Summerside, PE - Governor's Plate, a summer signature event, gets one step closer with two eliminations on Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. All the harness racing action gets underway at 1pm at the historic Prince County oval. The race broadcast and wagering options will be carried at www.redshores.ca The top four finishers from each elimination will advance to the $22,000 47th running Governor's Plate final presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge Saturday July 18. Last year's champion, D GS Camme, will be back to defend the crown but is saddled with post 8 in the first elimination for trainer Jackie Matheson and driver Gilles Barrieau. The five-year-old son of Blissful Hall, owned by Quentin and Hal Bevan, Tom Clark and Ron Matheson, Charlottetown, PE, has been sharp reeling off two back to back victories including a 1:54.4 performance in his last start over Charlottetown. This horse has lightening fast speed and Barrieau knows about to employ it. The field is loaded with talent with Mach It Big back on the Island to take his shot to knock-off the favorite for trainer Neal Moase, owner Mikaela Lustic, Cornwall, PE and driver Marc Campbell. His chart line has fourth place finish in 1:52.1 over Mohawk. Pacing superstar All Turain sits at 7-2 on the morning line and leaves from the middle of pack, post 4, with Corey MacPherson in the bike for owner Lee Hicken, Charlottetown, PE. The Trevor Hicken trainee just went over the $100,000 mark in earnings and will be gunning for a spot in the final and his 30th lifetime win. The roster also includes Outside The Wire (Todd Trites), J RS Hurricane (Mike Stevenson), I'm Drinkin Doubles (Marc Whebby), Narragansett (Jason Hughes) and The Rev (Danny Romo). Post time is 3:34pm. R Caan, owned by Allard Racing Inc, Saint-Esprit, QC, Rene Allard, Milford, PA and trained by Earl Watts, is the morning line favorite in the second Governor's Plate elimination. Terry Gallant gets the driving assignment from post 7. This guy can fly and many will remember his awesome Gold Cup performance in 2013 when driver Jason Ryan fired him off the gate and helped produce torrid fractions which included a opening quarter in 26.2. The other morning line favorites in this showdown are Big Surf (Campbell) and newcomer Si Semalu from the Foxyhall racing stable of Summerside, PE. Jason Hughes will do the driving. Other top guns include the red hot Machinthesand (Norris Rogers), Waterside Light (Kenny Arsenault), Perfect Escape (Barrieau), Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell) and Fortune Playboy (Brett MacDonald). The starter will call the horses at 4:08pm. The action packed card will also headline the open trot with Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) landing on the rail for owner Wendell MacDonald, Cornwall. The trotter will try to end Osprey Impact's winning streak at two. The race is in memory of Boyd Leslie. For complete entries, top picks from Jared Stretch and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca C L La Rouse Goes for Five at Red Shores Charlottetown; Roscoes Child Favored to Win Top Class Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park will host one last card of racing on Saturday before the action shift to Governor's Plate week in Summerside. Post time is 6pm. It could be high fives all around if C L La Rouse can extend her winning streak in the evening's finale for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Reg Ferguson and his co-owner Paula MacPhee, Charlottetown, PE. The mare has four wins in a row and gets her toughest assignment to date when she lines up against Rash B Havior from the Michael Peters stable, Big Bite for trainer Thane Arsenault and Braveheart De Vie with trainer Michael Gallant listing the services of Gilles Barrieau. The top class goes in race 11 with First Art Down drawing the rail for owner Bruce Wood, Marshfield, PE, trainer Clifford Murphy and driver Ken Murphy. Roscoes Child is the 5-2 choice in the field. MacPherson will do the driving for the Selkirk Stable of Belfast and trainer Raymond White. The program features The Guardian pace in race 10 with Ufit and Donnie MacNeill leading the post parade. Political Crisis (Adam Merner) is listed as the favorite. For the complete list of entries, top picks and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca Lee A. Drake

Summerside, PE - The fields are set for Governor's Plate eliminations Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time for the 12 dash card is 1pm with the first elimination scheduled at 3:34pm while the second elimination gets called to the starter at 4:08pm. The top four finishers, from each elimination, will advance to the 47th running of the Governor's Plate presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge on Saturday July 18, 2015. Race 10 *Outside The Wire   T. Trites J RS Hurricane *Mach It Big             Ma. Campbell All Turain                 C. MacPherson Im Drinkin Doubles M. Whebby Narragansett            J. Hughes The Rev                     D. Romo D GS Camme            G. Barrieau Race 12 Waterside Light       K. Arsenault Perfect Escape +       G. Barrieau Oh To Be Me            G. Chappell Si Semalu                  J. Hughes Big Surf                     Ma. Campbell *Machinthesand      N. Rogers R Caan                       T. Gallant Fortune Playboy      B. MacDonald Lee Drake

Summerside, PE - Machinthesand made it three wins in a row after claiming the feature race Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Norris Rogers was in the bike for harness racing trainer Hughie Murphy and the ownership group of Noonan Holdings Ltd- Russell & Karen Noonan. The time of the mile for the son of Mach Three was 1:56.1. Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell) was second with Outside The Wire (Jason Hughes) third. Corey MacPherson had a hat-trick on the 11 dash program winning with Goodmorningdiva for owner-trainer Frank Banks, Summerside, Useful Hanover for owner Jason Sherry, Kensington and Eastcoast Down in 1:57.4 for a new record on the pacer for Gordon Ross, Clifton Royal, NB. Gary Chappell had a driving double with scores aboard Acton O So Royal for conditioner Colleen Chappell and opened up the afternoon with a visit to victory lane with Lorne Valley Ricki for Barry Peter MacLeod, Cardigan, PE Racing returns Sunday July 12 at 1pm featuring the Governor's Plate Eliminations. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake               ********************************************************************** 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.  

 D GS Camme looks ready for harness racing prime time. The harness racing pacer, who was making only his third start of 2015, wired the top class in a dazzling 1:54.4 Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.   Gilles Barrieau was in the bike for trainer Jackie Matheson and ownership group of Tom Clark, Quentin, Hal Bevan and Ron Matheson, Charlottetown, PE. It was an impressive performance given he raced with broken equipment after the tire blew on the race bike. Big Surf (Marc Campbell) applied some pressure down the backstretch on route to the third panel but he settled for second while Si Semalu (Jason Hughes) was third. Expect to see this line up go head to head in Governor's Plate elimination action in Summerside next Sunday. In other action, Ramblinglily is three for three in 2015 when she won the open mares feature in 1:56.1 for driver Walter Cheverie, trainer Allan Jones and his co-owner Norman Leger, Shediac, NB. For All We Know (Gary Chappell) was second with Willow Warrior (Mark Bradley) third. Osprey Impact (Paul Larrabee) recorded another victory in her trot assignment while Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) took top honors in the open trot in 2:00.1. Barrieau had a driving double on the 12 dash card. The wager was $48,860. Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Waterside Light and harness racing driver Kenny Arsenault made a three-high charge down the backstretch on route to the three-quarter pole and went on to claim the Thursday feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was 1:56.1. The four-year-old Lis Mara gelding is owned by Larry Chappell, Marshfield and Hilliard Graves, Charlottetown, PE. Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) was second with Cabo Pan Lucas (Danny MacDonald) closing hard to complete the triactor. The 5-4-6 combination returned $113.20. C L La Rousse (Lincoln Parke), with Jason Hughes in the bike, earned his fourth victory in a row taking the seventh race for trainer Reg Ferguson and his co-owner Paula MacPhee, Charlottetown, PE. Majian Chester and Jim Ripley won the trot division in 2:01.3. Hughes had a driving triple while Mark Bradley connected for a driving double on the night. Racing returns Saturday in Charlottetown at 6pm and Sunday afternoon at 1pm in Summerside. By Lee Drake

Summerside, PE - Machinthesand, under the command of harness racing driver Norris Rogers, burst off the starting gate to wire the field and claim the Canada Day Pace Wednesday at Red Shores Summerside. It's the second win in a row for this duo after they raced to victory in the Sunday feature. The son of Mach Three, owned by Noonan Holdings Ltd- Russell and Karen Noonan, Summerside, rolled through fractions of 28, 57.1, and 1:26.4 before firing off a closing panel of 28.1 to win by fourth lengths over Outside The Wire (Marc Campbell) and Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell). The 3-6-2 triactor paid $68.40. The time of the mile was 1:55 flat. In other action, two veteran pacers, Life Savior, owned by Darla MacEachern, Kensington and Blu Meadow Willie from the Robert and Brenda MacInnis stable, celebrated Canada Day with career victory number 55. Tobins Beauty won the Woodmere Rose memorial in 1:59.3. The four-year-old mare is co-owned by Robert Henderson, Ellerslie and trainer Clair Sweet, O'Leary. Walter Cheverie was in the bike for the score. Cheverie recorded a driving triple on the program. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

Summerside, PE - Motorino and harness racing driver Terry Gallant get the top call in the Canada Day pace Wednesday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm. The four-year-old black gelding, co-owned by Gallant and Eric Johnston, Summerside, PE, gets to side-step heavy weights Big Surf and D GS Camme and with his 1:55 clocking on his past chart line he goes into the race at 5-2 odds on the morning line. The six horse field has American Captain off the rail for catch-driver Kenny Arsenault with Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell) and Sunday's top class winner Machinthesand (Norris Rogers) back in to compete on the traditional holiday classic. Foxyhall racing stable sends out Narragansett (Jason Hughes) with Outside The Wire (Marc Campbell) completing the roster. Race analyst Jared Stretch says Motorino will be tough to deny in this event. "He's been holding his own against some of the best horses in the Maritimes. If he brings that kind of talent to this race he's been a handful." Stretch's top three also include Narraganset and Outside The Wire. In other action, the veteran campaigner Life Savior is going for his third victory in a row and lifetime win number 55 for driver Corey MacPherson, owner Darla MacEachern and trainer Duane MacEachern. Tobins Lady is listed as the one to beat in the Woodmere Rose Memorial in race 5. The filly, who has five top three finishes from six starts, will leave from post three for trainer-driver Jason Hughes. Customers are enjoying many on-track and off track wagering promotions in 2015 including a new Pik 3, Pik 4 and Super High 5. The mix also includes Wild Horses jackpot tags starting on race 2, a pick 5 ballot with a $500 prize, Play 4 and Super Pack tied to on track prize giveaways. The countdown is on for Governor's Plate Week 2015. The action gets underway on Sunday July 12th and wraps up on Saturday July 18th with the 47th running of the Governor's Plate presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge. For race programs, top picks and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

Summerside, PE - Machinthesand (Mach Three) hooked up with pace setter Carrera Angel (Rocky Schurman) down the backstretch and went on to claim the Sunday afternoon harness racing feature at Red Shores Summerside in 1:56.2. Norris Rogers, who enjoyed a driving triple on the program, mapped out the winning trip for owners Russell and & Karen Noonan and Noonan Holdings Ltd. Hughie Murphy is the trainer. Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell) closed hard to grab second while Carrera Angel held on for third. Rogers also scored with Lucky Encounter for trainer Dale Sobey and his owner Jeff Ferrish, Summerside, PE while Lloyd Hannah trainee Gigolos Pride started the inning roll in race 4. Corey MacPherson and Jason Hughes had driving doubles on the card. MacPherson's two winners capped off a six win performance between Summerside and Charlottetown tracks this weekend. Don't miss the traditional Canada Day race card at the historic Prince County Oval. Post time is Wednesday 1pm at Red Shores Summerside. By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - D GS Camme, last year's Governor's Plate and Premier's Pace champion, won the Saturday night feature harness racing event in 1:54 flat at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gilles Barrieau was in the driver's seat for trainer Jackie Matheson and the ownership group of Quentin and Hal Bevan, Tom Clark and Ron Matheson, Charlottetown, PE. Barrieau sent the favorite to the point from post five and laid down stiff fractions of 27, 56.1, 1:25.3 before cruising home in 28.2 seconds to notch his first victory of 2015 in only his second start of the campaign. All Turain, who was on the move early in the mile, was second for Corey MacPherson while Cabo Pan Lucas (Vince Poulton) was third. MacPherson had a big night at the track with four winners on the card. The young pilot is off to an impressive start this year as he teams up with D&D Lawncare & Landscaping to raise money for PEI Human Society in the annual Drive for Charity promotion. MacPherson's victories came aboard Mob Rule for trainer Danny MacDonald, Pleasure Girls in the open trot for owner Shelley Gass, Cornwall followed by Torpedo Seelster to give Ron Gass a training double. The grand-slam came with Roscoes Child owned by the Selkirk Stable of Belfast, PE. Raymond White is the trainer. In other action, Osprey Impact won her trot assignment for driver Paul Larrabee while Ramblinglily recovered after an early mis-cue to record back to back winning performances for Walter Cheverie. The time of the mile was 1:56.2. Marc Campbell had a driving double on the 13 dash program. The wager was $47,433. Gold Cup Grandstand Seat Information Grandstand seats for the 2015 Gold Cup & Sauce at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park will go on sale Monday, July 6 at 9 a.m. (AST). The price is $55 per seat (tax included). Customers can purchase them in person at the Red Shores’ race office or by phone at 902-629-6636. The 56th edition of the Sobeys Gold Cup & Saucer will take place on Saturday August 22, 2015. By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Forever Paradise was able to track down fraction setter Beckenbauer to win the Thursday night feature harness racing event at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was 1:56.2. Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) was second with Cheyenne Ford (Kenny Arsenault) third. The 7-2-1 triactor, selected by race broadcaster Bo Ford in the pre-race show, paid $32.20. Song Dream and Campbell won the trot class for trainer Vaughn Doyle and owner Mark Ramsey, Kingston, NS while C L La Rousse notched his third victory in a row for conditioner Reg Ferguson and his co-owner Paula MacPhee, Charlottetown. Jason Hughes was in the bike for the victory. Hughes and Campbell had driving doubles on the program. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside staged two divisions of the Atlantic Aged Mares pacing series on Sunday. The harness racing event is presented by Standardbred Canada and Red Shores. The first split marked the return of Ramblinglily and she didn't disappoint. The mare, trained by Allan Jones for his co-owner Norman Leger, Shediac, NB, burst off the gate to wire the field for Walter Cheverie in a new race record time of 1:55.4 for the five-year-old pacer. Dirt Track Momma was second with newcomer Lucksgottachange third. It was Cheverie's third winner on the day as he teams up with Long Run Exploration to raise money for Joyriders in the Drive for Charity promotion. The second division was won by Brodys Leona and Corey MacPherson after they were able to shake loose to find racing room to score in 1:58.2 over a rain soaked oval. The mare is owned by Kerry and Emily Taylor and Lisa Richards. Willow Warrior closed hard to grab second while Roca Rei was third. MacPherson kept rolling off the wins taking the afternoon feature with J RS Hurricane in 1:58 and the finale with veteran pacer Life Savior to record his 53rd lifetime triumph. On other action, Lisfinny, owned by Mary Jane and Jay Noye, Pleasant Valley, notched her 35th lifetime victory in race 4. Norris Rogers was in the bike for the milestone. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Big Surf won the Cecil Ladner Memorial final is a dazzling 1:53 flat Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell did the driving for Burkie By the Bay stable and Perry Burke, QC as the son of Somebeachsomewhere scorched the city oval for trainer Trevor Hicken turning back D GS Camme (Gilles Barrieau) while Hicken stable-mate All Turain completed the triactor. Si Semalu was fourth with Motorino fifth. Campbell enjoyed another exciting victory taking the $19,180 Maritime Breeders Final for three-year pacing colts in the Doug Harkness memorial with Proven Desire in 1:56. The colt, owned by Blair Hansen, Meghan MacDonald and John Thomas, notched his third win of 2015. The winning breeder was Silverhill, Tignish. Dixieland Band was second with JJ Romeo third. Jann Down and Barrieau were able to maneuver around Woodmere Dancenart, who made a break after the field went by the quarter, to go on to claim the rich $24,360 Maritime Breeders final for three-year-old fillies named in honor of Ken Starratt. The filly, who is owned and bred by Downey Stables, NB and trained by Steve Mason, took a new mark of 1:58.1. Elm Grove Joanette was the runner-up while Miss Oromocto closed for the show ticket. In other action, Pleasure Girls, with Corey MacPherson driving, won the open trot in 2:00.1 for owner Shelley Gass, Cornwall. The winning connections were presented with the Breedingtrotters.com cooler for the victory. Campbell had a grand-slam with four winners while Barrieau recorded a driving hat-trick on the 13 dash program. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside will host two divisions of the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Sunday. Post time is 1pm. The harness racing event is presented by Standardbred Canada and Red Shores with stops at Maritime locations with the mares with the most points coming back to Summerside to compete in the final on October 4. Newcomer Romance in Camelot, a winner in her Island debut for Terry Gallant, lands on the pylons in the first $3,465 division on race 8 scheduled for post at 3pm AST. The seven-year-old mare meets Dirt Track Momma (Marc Campbell) and Ramblinglily (Walter Cheverie) in the contest which also includes General Luckypercy, Stayoutofmyaffair and newbies Best Risque and Lucksgottachange. Rose Valley trained by veteran horseman Mike Campbell, leads the way into the next division of the mares in race 11. Campbell has listed the services of Kenny Arsenault and takes on Jackie Matheson trainee For All We Know for owner Bruce Wood, Marshfield and driver Gary Chappell. Summerside race analyst Jared Stretch is going to another contender in field with Willow Warrior for trainer Brendon Curran and his driver Mark Bradley. " She'll have her work cut out for her but this mare can turn up the heat quickly," said Stretch. "She's done everything but win this season and she's always game to battle." It's a deep stacked field with Brodys Leona, Bettim Jenny, Bunny Mach, Howmac Missy and Roca Rei. The preferred pace comes in race 12 at 4:08pm AST with J RS Hurricane labeled as the one to catch from the Jean Charles Belliveau stable with Corey MacPherson in the bike. Heavy hitter Outside The Wire, trained by Craig Avery, will be a factor along with American Captain, Darth Bader, Smiley Bayama and Machinthesand. Customers will enjoy new promotions including the Super High 5, Pik 3 and Pik 4. On-track players will be offered the Pick 5, Wild Horses tags on races 2-13 with jackpots and Set for Summer promo where customers have a chance to qualify to win weekly prizes with the grand prize of $1,000 a week for 10 weeks being drawn on Sunday night. For a complete listing of entries, free race programs and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca Lee A. Drake  

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