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The 2021 Maritime Stakes schedule was released today, with several new features added. Firstly, Canada's oldest harness racing stakes program, the PEI Colt Stakes will have an additional profile, in recognition of its 87th year of competition. Each division of 2- and 3-year-old Pacing Colts and Fillies, and 2- and 3-Year-Old trotters (split by sex if necessary) will compete in two legs (PEI Colt Stakes Leg 1 and 2), with a Gold and Grassroots component based upon money earnings at time of the event. For 2021 and subsequent years there is no Final in any division, with the purse allotment usually paid out in the Finals added to the purses for each Leg. Secondly, the contribution of several legendary individuals to PEI Harness racing will be acknowledged in new ways, and in high profile events. The late Bob Dewar was an invaluable volunteer and leader at Summerside Raceway, and in recognition of his contribution to the SRW the Governors Plate Consolation for 2021 and on will be renamed the Bob Dewar Memorial. Summerside Chrysler Dodge returns as the 2021 Governors Plate Eliminations and Final sponsor. The Chappell family have been part of the success of Summerside Raceway since the early 1950's, and in recognition the Mares Series during Governors Plate week will be renamed the Chappell Memorial. "We felt it important to have the two highest profile events held each year at Summerside for our Aged horses recognize the Dewar and Chappell names, and in events which will always be associated with Summerside Raceway, " stated Blaine MacPherson, PEI Harness Racing Industry Association Chair. "We will also be acknowledging the contributions of inaugural PEI Colt Stakes President George Callbeck and Tyndall Semple with a special announcement that will be forthcoming shortly." Horse Racing New Brunswick have added a new Stake event for 2- and 3-year-old Pacers called the New Brunswick Breeders Stake and will also be holding a leg of the Standardbred Canada Mares Series, and a new Invitational level event in an Elimination and Final format for 2021. The Maritime Breeders will also see some changes to its stake in 2021. The Stake will move to all division formats for each age group. The trotters will be split by sex if the numbers permit. This year will see the stake have three different events held at three different tracks. The two-year-old pacing fillies and colts will contest their divisions on October 17th at Truro Raceway, the three-year-old pacing fillies and colts will compete on June 18th at Summerside Raceway, and the two- and three-year-old trotters will compete on September 9th at the CDP. MARITIME STAKE DATES 2021                 2yr old Pacing Filly     2yr Old Pacing Colt   Date Track Event   Date Track Event   7-Jul-21 SRW ASS   8-Jul-21 SRW ASS   13-Jul-21 TRURO ASS   16-Jul-21 TRURO ASS   25-Jul-21 SRW PEI COLT STAKES LEG 1   25-Jul-21 SRW PEI COLT STAKES LEG 1   31-Jul-21 EPR NB BREEDERS LEGS   31-Jul-21 EPR NB BREEDERS LEGS   6-Aug-21 TRURO NS STAKE   7-Aug-21 NORTHSIDE ASS   19-Aug-21 CDP ASS   18-Aug-21 CDP ASS   29-Aug-21 INVERNESS ASS   28-Aug-21 NORTHSIDE NS STAKE   5-Sep-21 SRW LADY SLIPPER   5-Sep-21 SRW O'BRIEN   11-Sep-21 EPR NB BREEDERS FINAL   11-Sep-21 EPR NB BREEDERS FINALS   18-Sep-21 CDP PEI COLT STAKES LEG 2   18-Sep-21 CDP PEI COLT STAKES LEG 2   25-Sep-21 NORTHSIDE ASS   26-Sep-21 INVERNESS ASS   2-Oct-21 CDP LADY SLIPPER   2-Oct-21 CDP O'BRIEN   9-Oct-21 CDP ATL. BR. CROWN CONS   9-Oct-21 CDP ATL. BR. CROWN CONS.   10-Oct-21 CDP ATL. BR. CROWN FINAL   10-Oct-21 CDP AT. BR. CROWN FINAL   17-Oct-21 TRURO MARITIME BREEDERS   17-Oct-21 TRURO MARITIME BREEDERS   23-Oct-21 EPR DOWNEY MEMORIAL   23-Oct-21 EPR DOWNEY MEMORIAL                   3yr Old Pacing Filly   3yr Old Pacing Colt   Date Track Event   Date Track Event   22-May-21 EPR BREMNER MEMORIAL   22-May-21 EPR BREMNER MEMORIAL   30-May-21 SRW PEI COLT STAKES LEG 1   30-May-21 SRW PEI COLT STAKES LEG 1   6-Jun-21 INVERNESS ASS   12-Jun-21 NORTHSIDE ASS   18-Jun-21 SRW MARITIME BREEDERS   18-Jun-21 SRW MARITIME BREEDERS   25-Jun-21 TRURO TURNER   25-Jun-21 TRURO TURNER   2-Jul-21 TRURO ASS   10-Jul-21 SRW ASS   9-Jul-21 SRW ASS   17-Jul-21 TRURO ASS   16-Jul-21 TRURO STANFIELD   23-Jul-21 TRURO NS STAKE   21-Jul-21 INVERNESS NS STAKE   31-Jul-21 EPR BARRIEAU MCISAAC   31-Jul-21 EPR BARRIEAU MCISAAC   8-Aug-21 INVERNESS ASS   14-Aug-21 CDP ASS   16-Aug-21 CDP ASS   20-Aug-21 CDP LADY SLIPPER   21-Aug-21 CDP O'BRIEN   28-Aug-21 NORTHSIDE ASS   5-Sep-21 SRW O'BRIEN   4-Sep-21 EPR MARITIMER   11-Sep-21 EPR NB BREEDERS ELIMS   11-Sep-21 EPR NB BREEDERS ELIMS   18-Sep-21 CDP PEI COLT STAKES LEG 2   18-Sep-21 CDP PEI COLT STAKES LEG 2   9-Oct-21 CDP ATL. BR. CROWN CONS   3-Oct-21 SRW LADY SLIPPER   10-Oct-21 CDP ATL. BR. CROWN FINAL   9-Oct-21 CDP ATL. BR. CROWN CONS   16-Oct-21 EPR NB BREEDERS FINAL   10-Oct-21 CDP ATL. BR. CROWN FINAL   24-Oct-21 TRURO MACKENZIE   16-Oct-21 EPR NB BREEDERS FINAL           24-Oct-21 TRURO MACKENZIE                           MARITIME STAKE DATES 2021                   2yr Old Trotter 3yr Old Trotter   Date Track Event   Date Track Event   6-Jul-21 SRW ASS   6-Jul-21 SRW ASS   13-Jul-21 TRURO ASS   13-Jul-21 TRURO ASS   25-Jul-21 SRW PEI COLT STAKES LEG 1   25-Jul-21 SRW PEI COLT STAKES LEG 1   4-Aug-21 INVERNESS ASS   4-Aug-21 INVERNESS ASS   17-Aug-21 CDP ASS   17-Aug-21 CDP ASS   26-Aug-21 CDP BRIAN ANDREW   2-Sep-21 CDP LADY SLIPPER   2-Sep-21 CDP LADY SLIPPER   9-Sep-21 CDP MARITIME BREEDERS   9-Sep-21 CDP MARITIME BREEDERS   16-Sep-21 CDP PEI COLT STAKES LEG 2   16-Sep-21 CDP PEI COLT STAKES LEG 2   25-Sep-21 NORTHSIDE NS STAKE   25-Sep-21 NORTHSIDE NS STAKE   3-Oct-21 SRW LADY SLIPPER   3-Oct-21 SRW LADY SLIPPER   10-Oct-21 CDP ATL. BR. CROWN FINAL   10-Oct-21 CDP ATL. BR. CROWN FINAL                           Invitational   Aged Pacing Mares   Date Track Event   Date Track Event   19-Jun-21 CDP LADNER   18-Jun-21 SRW ATL. AGED PACING MARES   21-Jun-21 EPR WALTER DALE   4-Jul-21 SRW CHAPPELL MEM MARES ELIMS   4-Jul-21 SRW GOV PLATE ELIMS   10-Jul-21 SRW CHAPPELL MEM MARES FINAL   10-Jul-21 SRW GOV PLATE FINAL   17-Jul-21 TRURO ATL. AGED PACING MARES   10-Jul-21 SRW BOB DEWAR GPLATE CONS   5-Aug-21 CDP OPEN MARES LEG 1   21-Jul-21 TRURO EXHIBITION CUP   14-Aug-21 CDP OPEN MARES LEG 2   25-Jul-21 SRW PREMIERS PACE LEG 1   21-Aug-21 CDP OPEN MARES FINAL   5-Aug-21 CDP PREMIERS PACE LEG 2   11-Sep-21 EPR SC AGED PACING MARES   14-Aug-21 CDP CGS TRIAL   18-Sep-21 CDP ATL. AGED PACING MARES   16-Aug-21 CDP GCS TRIAL   3-Oct-21 SRW ATL. AGED PACING MARES   20-Aug-21 CDP MACGREGOR MEMORIAL   10-Oct-21 CDP ABC INVITATIONAL   21-Aug-21 CDP PREMIERS PACE           21-Aug-21 CDP GCS FINAL           4-Sep-21 EPR INVITATIONAL ELIMS           11-Sep-21 EPR INVITATIONAL FINALS           18-Sep-21 CDP INVITATIONAL           3-Oct-21 SRW INVITATIONAL           10-Oct-21 CDP ABC INVITATIONAL           24-Oct-21 TRURO CONROY                             **Please Note the Island Breeders Series has been renamed the PEI Colt Stakes**               by Lee Drake, for the Maritime Sire Stakes        

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Slamming out front-end fractions, Mr Kelly landed his nose on the wire first in the Doug Harkness Memorial Maritime Breeders three-year-old pacing colt final at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Adam Merner hustled the Ron Gass trainee to the lead in the $20,000 Maritime Breeders final but released stablemate Windemere Ryan (Driven by Marc Campbell) to the front at the 28.1 opening panel and quickly retook the front. The newly established leader, Mr Kelly struck the half-mile marker in 57.1 then found three-quarters in 1:26.2 before fighting off his pocket sitting stablemate for a head victory in the stretch drive in 1:55. Windemere Ryan was second while Windmere Albert (David Dowling) finished third. The victory was the ninth of the season for Mr Kelly, who increased his career bankroll to $58,048 for owners Marsha Knox and Kyla and Wade MacDonald of Stanhope. The 'King' of Island racing, Campbell, was the hot commodity of the day with five driving winners including the $23,000 Maritime Breeders three-year-old pacing filly final, in memory of Ken Starratt. Streakazana and Campbell won the championship final with a two-hole ride behind Woodmere Skyroller (Dowling) in some brisk fractions of 26.4, 54.3 and 1:24.2. The stretch drive saw Streakazana reach up for her MCR Streakazana ownership group and trainer Campbell in 1:54.1. Woodmere Skyroller settled for second while Red Dirt Star (Gilles Barrieau) completed the triactor. The win put Streakazana's seasonal earnings at over $49,000. Lofty Shadow was another Campbell winner in the maiden class in 2:00.1 from his own barn, while his other three wins were from catch drives. Campbell's trips to the winner's circle included Zack The Men (1:58.3) for trainer Michael MacDonald, La Vie En Rose (1:58.1) for trainer Stacey Lund and Shadow Of A Daut (1:57) from the Earl Watts stable. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. The afternoon wager was $44,753. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Mr Kelly will look to scoop up all the glory Saturday afternoon in the Doug Harkness Memorial Maritime Breeders final for three-year-old harness racing pacing colts at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 13-dash Saturday presentation has a 12:30 P.M. opening post time with the $20,000 Maritime Breeders colt final hitting the track in race 11. Mr Kelly is the morning line favourite in the field of eight after winning last week's elimination in a 1:56.4 head decision over Little Manny. Adam Merner will drive the Ron Gass trained Mr Kelly from post 2 for owners Marsha Knox and Kyla and Wade MacDonald of Stanhope. Little Manny, a winner of eight races this season, has the post position advantage from post 1 in the premier event with Stephen Trites calling the shots in the race bike for trainer Charles Miles. Woodmere Rollnpop was also an elimination winner and gets post 3 on Saturday for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald. Peter MacPhee with the Post Time Picks predicts Mr Kelly will land on top after being released to the lead by rail sitter Little Manny. "Mr Kelly has an amazing eight wins on the season, a record of 1:54.1 and over $28,000 in the bank. We think Adam will be blasting off the gate and will call the shots all the way to the winner's circle." Also in the sophomore colt final are Windemere Albert (To be driven by David Dowling), Windemere Ryan (Marc Campbell), The Big Chase (Corey MacPherson), JJ Patrick (Brodie MacPhee) and Theycallmedude (Ken Murphy). Woodmere Skyroller and Dowling will be the favourite from post 1 in the $23,000 Ken Starratt Memorial Maritime Breeders final for three-year-old pacing fillies in race 8. Owned by Reg MacPherson of Stratford and trained by Kevin MacLean, the daughter of Rollwithitharry has been exceptional all season with 10 wins from 16 starts and $72,000 in earnings. Watch Me Dance has post 6 after defeating Woodmere Skyroller in elimination action last week for driver Jason Hughes and trainer Stephen Quinn. Streakazana won the other elimination and has post 5 on Saturday with Campbell in the driver's seat. Also in the championship field are Gotta Love Cabot (MacPhee), Ubettimagoodone (Kenny Arsenault), Saulsbrook Ocean (Mark Bradley), Bellafornow (MacDonald) and Red Dirt Star (Gilles Barrieau). Watch the action live on the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. Barrieau Titans Battle In Summerside SUMMERSIDE, PE - The richest horse in the history of Eastern Canadian harness racing will take on four worth adversaries in the Sunday afternoon top class at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. With 12-dashes on tap, the Prince County oval will unveil its first race at 1 P.M. on Sunday. The Rev brings his record $616,000 bankroll into the $3,050 preferred pace in race 11 of the day with Adam Merner picking up the catch drive for owner Jeff Skinner of Hammonds Plains, N.S., and trainer Gilles Barrieau. The richest Atlantic bred pacer of all-time The Rev has all ready won five races this season. Barrieau will steer another of his trainees in the field of five as Rose Run Quest, a 1:52.1 winner this season, leaves from post 5 for owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown. Heart And Soul has been a hot commodity all season in Western P.E.I., and has post 4 Sunday as he looks to add to his 14 top-three finishes from 18 starts. Jason Hughes will steer the pacer for trainer George Riley. Other entrants are Screen Test (To be driven by Corey MacPherson) and Woodmere Ideal Art (David Dowling). Rose Run Quest is the top selection in the Backstretch Beat in Sunday's race program. "An argument could be made for every horse in this compact field but being the lone Governor's Plate champion in a race at the Summerside Raceway has to put Rose Run Quest over the top. He has been ultra-sharp every single week and can mow down horses like no one else on the Eastern Seaboard." The afternoon program will also feature the Isabelle and Ivan Cameron memorial scheduled for a 3:50pm post time in race 10. Rail sitter JJ Breanne has been established as the 5-2 morning line favorite for trainer-driver John Davidson of Saint John, NB. With just two more programs to go on the 2020 Summerside season, the driver's race remains incredibly tight. MacPherson leads the way with 30 wins, followed by Merner in second with 29 and Dowling third at 28 trips to the winner's circle. Hughes is not far behind boasting 26 victories on the season for fourth place. Marc Campbell is the top trainer so far with 12 winners followed by Ronnie Gass and Hughes tied in second place with 10 wins each. For more information go to Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Go With Her had never been able to defeat both divisional titans at the same time but the harness racing trotting princess reached up to unseat the boys and win the Maritime Breeders Final Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. With a hard first-over move heading to three-quarters, Go With Her and driver Brodie MacPhee cleared to the lead on the front stepping Tequila Tuesday (Driven by Myles Heffernan Sr.) and kicked to a one-and-a-half length victory in 1:59.4 in the $11,000 Maritime Breeders three-year-old trot final. Favoured colt Mabou Ridge (Clare MacDonald) was second while Terrible Ted (Dale Spence) was third. Kuri White trains Go With Her for owner East Coast Captains of Cornwall. A Little Go scored an upset in the $11,500 Maritime Breeders two-year-old trot final in 2:01.4 as part of a four win day for the Marc Campbell stable. Campbell was at the lines of his trainee for owner Grayland Farm of Gulf Shore, N.S. Mr Finlay Ridge (MacDonald) was second while Dusty Lane Milo (Adam Merner) completed the triactor. Another of Campbell's wins was in the $6,000 Cecil Ladner Memorial as Time To Dance won his eighth straight for owners Brent Campbell of Charlottetown and Matt McDonald of Ontario. Streakazana also hit the wire on top in her $4,000 Maritime Breeders three-year-old pacing filly elimination in 1:56.4 for trainer-driver Campbell. Red Dirt Star (Gilles Barrieau) was second with Gotta Love Cabot (MacDonald) third and Ubettimagoodone (Kenny Arsenault) finishing fourth to punch her ticket to the final. Adam Merner drove the other Campbell trained winner in the opener with Sports Bliss in a 1:59.1 maiden breaking score. Watch Me Dance (Jason Hughes) overcame a heavily favoured Woodmere Skyroller (David Dowling) in the other $4,000 filly elimination in 1:56.1. Bellafornow (MacDonald) and Saulsbrook Ocean (Spence) also made the final. Woodmere Rollnpop and trainer-driver MacDonald hit the wire first in a $4,000 Maritime Breeders three-year-old pacing colt elimination in a 1:56.3 over The Big Chase (Corey MacPherson), Windemere Ryan (Merner) and Theycallmedude (Ken Murphy). Mr Kelly prevailed in a head decision in the other $4,000 colt elimination in 1:56.4 for driver Adam Merner with Little Manny (Stephen Trites) finishing second, Windemere Albert (Campbell) third and JJ Patrick (MacPherson) advancing to next Saturday's final. Merner also won with Whims Drop Off as part of a driving triple in a 1:58.1 mile for trainer Ken Wilkie. Ken Murphy notched a driving double while Brett Clow won a division of the Young Guns series with Bold N Bad in 2:01.2. The series is presented by the PEI Harness Racing Industry Association. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. Wager was $60,2017 by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - One of the greatest harness racing trotting rivalries in the history of Atlantic Canadian harness racing will come to a close on Saturday afternoon in the Maritime Breeder's Final at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 13-dash Saturday program has a 12:30 P.M. opening post time featuring a smattering of Maritime Breeders Action. The $11,000 three-year-old trot final lines up in race 6 of the day with Tequila Tuesday and Mabou Ridge meeting for the final time in stakes action after trading blows every week the past two years. Post 2 has Mabou Ridge and trainer-driver Clare MacDonald, who have been victorious more times than his rival the past two seasons but Tequila Tuesday has bounced up both years to crown himself Atlantic Sires Stakes champion. Myles Heffernan Sr., holds the lines of Tequila Tuesday from the coveted post 1 on Saturday in the final Atlantic trot stake of their careers. Trotting filly Go With Her (To be driven by Brodie MacPhee) has knocked on the door every week all year, beating both Tequila Tuesday and Mabou Ridge on occasion, but has never gotten the best of both colts at the same time. This will be her final crack to defeat them both. Peter MacPhee with the Post Time Picks has Mabou Ridge in position to get the final say in the divisional rivalry. "Mabou Ridge has put together a tidy season with six wins, over $33,000 in earnings, and a record of 1:58.1. He could be set up for a pocket ride today and if that's the case there's a good chance he reaches up and wins again." Race 2 has the Maritime Breeders two-year-old trot final for an $11,500 pot. Mr Finlay Ridge is the morning line favourite from post 6 for trainer-driver MacDonald while his main rival, Dusty Lane Milo, has post 5 for driver Adam Merner. The day also features Maritime Breeders elimination for the three-year-old pacing colts and fillies. The colts have eliminations in races 9 and 11, while the fillies have eliminations in races 4 and 8. The top four in each elimination will advance to next week's final. The Cecil Ladner Memorial lines up in race 12 for a $6,000 purse. Time To Dance is the top choice from post 6 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell as the horse looks for his eighth straight victory. For race programs and more go to Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. Top Pacers Square Off In Summerside SUMMERSIDE, PE - Dropping out of preferred 1 company, Mantario will look to rule the roost Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. With 13-dashes on tap Sunday afternoon in Summerside, the program will kick off at 1 P.M. The $2,900 Preferred 2 pace hits the track as the feature in race 12 with Mantario the morning line favourite from post 2. David Dowling drives the son of Sportswriter for trainer Jennifer Doyle, who co-owns the pacer with Danny Birt of Earnscliffe. Mantario attacked first-over in his latest outing but fell short in with top notch company like Rose Run Quest and Screen Test. Heart And Soul has been superb all season and gets Jason Hughes back at the lines on Sunday from post 4 for trainer George Riley as the Atlantic Champion looks for win number seven of the season. Cowboy Logic (Driven by Steven Shepherd) was victorious his last start at this level and gets post 5 on Sunday. The Backstretch Beat in Sunday's race program pegs Mantario for the top spot. "Admittedly there is no real standout in this group, it's just a field of six very nice horses where anything is possible. With Mantario having just came first up in the preferred 1 and hanging for a spot on the board we think he can get it all today." Also in the featured field are Pictonian Storm (Ken Murphy), Woodmere Chella (Gilles Barrieau) and Soccer Hanover (Corey MacPherson). The driver's race at the Prince County oval remains tight with MacPherson currently clinging to a one-race lead with 28 wins on the season. Dowling is in second place at 27 wins while Adam Merner is just two races back of the lead at 26 wins. Hughes chimes in fourth at 24 wins with Marc Campbell in fifth at 20 wins. Catch all the action on the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Friday June 19, 2020 - Representatives from the Maritime Harness Racing Industry Associations, along with the Atlantic Sires Stakes program, have jointly announced that the 2020 Maritime Stakes schedule has been revised in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. All originally scheduled stakes races planned for May and June will be held, but will be rescheduled throughout the race season. The stakes season is now planned to start in July. "We have decided to release the 2020 stake dates to horse people across Atlantic Canada with the understanding this all depends on interprovincial travel within the Maritimes" said Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association President Wayne MacRae. "We are still working with each Province on how interprovincial travel will operate with the hope that it is feasible come July 1st." Horse owners should also note that that for 2020, 2 Year Old Maritime Breeders event go as divisions while 3 Year Old Maritime Breeder events go with eliminations and a final. Officials plan to provide another update the week of June 22nd or before if information becomes available. Red Shores Presents Future Stars of Racing Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park will feature the Future Stars of Racing on Monday June 29th at 6pm. The two-year-old horses will strut their stuff on the racetrack while customers can view all the action at redshores.ca  Trainers can enter their horses until Thursday June 25 at 12pm (noon) at the race office or by calling 902.629.6634. The Future Stars of Racing Monday June 29th at 6pm at Red Shores at the CDP. Broadcast viewing only at redshores.ca   Lee Drake

Representatives from the Maritime Harness Racing Industry Associations, along with the Atlantic Sires Stakes program, have jointly announced that 2020 Maritime Stakes schedule has been revised in light of the current Covid-19 health situation. All originally scheduled stake races planned for May and June will be held, but will be rescheduled for later in the race season. The stakes season is now planned to start in July, with a further announcement of specific dates as soon as possible. "We have decided to reschedule the May and June stake dates to later in the year awaiting further clarification on the status of interprovincial travel," said Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association President Wayne MacRae. "We all realize the critical importance of our members being able to compete safely within a regional stakes program." Officials also stated that Regional Industry members will be kept informed as further clarification is obtained. On behalf of Maritime Harness Racing Industry Associations             Lee A. Drake   Manager Marketing & Brands   Red Shores Racetrack & Casino   Charlottetown & Summerside Locations   58 Kensington Road l Charlottetown, PEI l C1A 9S8   p: 902-620-4222 Ext 4263 l c: 902-629.0836 l f: 902-620-4324   www.redshores.ca Twitter @leedrake01                 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 - Taking control early and disposing of all challengers Thelastonestanding trotted to an easy harness racing victory in the Maritime Breeder's final Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Driver Brian MacPhee hustled the son of Northern Bailey to the lead off the gate in the $10,700 Maritime Breeder's three-year-old trot final and released challenger Little Miss Winnie (Driven by Clare MacDonald) to the front in the 29.2 first quarter. Thelastonestanding then moved out to reacquire the front before the 3-8ths pole and continued to cruise through splits of 59 and 1:29 while widening his advantage before stopping the clock in 2:00.2 with a four-and-a-half length margin in the final Atlantic Stakes engagement of his career. Second went to Richsnortherndream (Kenny Arsenault) with Dusty Lane Titan (Marc Campbell) third. Ambyr Campbell trains Thelastonestanding for owners Donald Beaton of Port Hood and Donald MacEachern of Upper Margaree, N.S. Mabou Ridge prevailed in the $12,100 Maritime Breeder's two-year-old trot final in the last start of the season for the rookie trotters. The Armbro Barrister gelding scored an easy seven-length victory in 2:02.2 for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald and owner Arnold Rankin of Antigonish, N.S., while denying Tequila Tuesday the Maritime Triple Crown in the division. Tequila Tuesday (Myles Heffernan Sr.) was second while Go With Her (Steven Shepherd) completed the triactor. Driver Jason Hughes had a driving quadruple on the program including a pair of wins for trainer Sifroi Melanson. Overbearing was a winner in 1:59.4 for Hughes and Melason while Woodmere Ideal Art captured the $2,800 preferred pace in 1:57.1 for the Stratford driver and the New Brunswick trainer. Hughes also hit the wire first with Jeb in 1:59.2 for trainer Kevin Gillis and with Winter Blast in a 1:58.2 mile for conditioner Jennifer Doyle. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A place etched forever in the harness racing record books is on the line Saturday afternoon in the Maritime Breeder's finals at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Maritime Breeder's finals for two and three-year-old trotters headlines the 12-dash Saturday afternoon card that gets underway at 12:30 P.M. Mabou Ridge and Tequila Tuesday will again face off in the race 4 Maritime Breeder's final for two-year-old trotters carrying a $12,100 purse. Mabou Ridge holds the advantage this season as he has bested his rival in six out of nine meetings but Tequila Tuesday has been making them count lately as he had a three-race win streak currently on the line including wins in the Island Breeder's final and Atlantic Breeder's Crown as he looks for the Maritime Triple Crown in his division. Clare MacDonald will drive Mabou Ridge from post 3 for owner Arnold Rankin of Antigonish, N.S., while Myles Heffernan Sr., drives Tequila Tuesday from post 5 for trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. Also in the championship field is Mykindofparty (Driven by Gary Chappell), Westview Star (Corey MacPherson) and Go With Her (Steven Shepherd). The sophomore trotters go to the gate in the race 6 Maritime Breeder's final with $10,700 at stake and the heavyweight in the division, Gettin Messi, is absent leaving the race wide open. Thelastonestanding gets the respect of morning line favourite from post 4 with Brian MacPhee at the controls for trainer Ambyr Campbell and owners Donald Beaton of Port Hood and Donald MacEachern of Upper Margaree, N.S. The son of Northern Bailey comes into Saturday's race with three straight second places finishes, including his last two against Gettin Messi. Dusty Lane Titan (Marc Campbell) has rail control with 11-straight on-the-board finishes while Richsnortherndream (Kenny Arsenault) is installed at 3-1 morning line odds from post 5. Other entries include BJ Santana (Ambyr Campbell), Setting Day (Mike McGuigan), Little Miss Winnie (Clare MacDonald) and Whim Road Gem (Jack Panting). Screen Test is favoured in the race 11 Preferred pace with Corey MacPherson in the seat in the $2,800 class for trainer Stephen Gass and owners William Andrew of Calgary, Alta., and Kickin Horse Stable of York. Other top entrants are JJ Powerball (Adam Merner) and Burn Out Hanover (Gilles Barrieau). Nogreatmischief Looks For Redemption   SUMMERSIDE, PE - The final card of the 2019 season at Red Shores Summerside will have Nogreatmischief looking to end his Prince County campaign on a winning note Sunday afternoon. The western oval will play host to 12 dashes kicking off at 1 P.M. with Nogreatmischief the morning line favourite in race 11 of the day with a $2,600 purse at stake. Walter Cheverie trains, drives and co-owns the 28 time winning son of Bettors Delight with co-owner Brian Thompson of Charlottetown. After an open length romp on Oct. 14, Nogreatmischief was sent to the lead in his latest and nailed at the finish to settle for second as the race favourite. He will have another tough field of company as Varadero Hanover (Driven by Ken Murphy) leaves from post 5 from the Jeff Wallace stable of Alberton and Mando Fun will look to be forwardly placed from post 2 with Gilles Barrieau in the bike for Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley. Also in the field is Pictonian Storm (Myles Heffernan Sr.), Twice As Bright (David Dowling), and Best To Hurst (Jason Hughes). The hottest horse racing at Red Shores Summerside gets top call as the morning line favourite in the race 9 Wendell Wallace Memorial pace for a $2,200 purse. Souverain has won five of his last six starts with his only loss coming when he made a break in stride at the start. Barrieau is back in the driver's seat from post 2 for owner-trainer Phil Sizer of Kensington. Dusty Lane Cortez was on top of his game is his latest with a 1:57.1 victory by open lengths at Red Shores Charlottetown after the three-year-old son of Westwardho Hanover made a break in the Atlantic Breeder's Crown final. Brandons Glory ships in from New Brunswick to leave from post 5 with Dale Spence picking up the catch driving assignment for trainer Tommy Gunn as the pacer looks to expand on his $19,486 in seasonal earnings. Completing the field is Painted Desert (Corey MacPherson), Instant Shadow (Kyle Mason), Creepin (Dowling), Coasttocoastshark (Murphy) and Phil Dorleans (Hughes). Catch the action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Mile Hill Willie continued his march towards his divisional Atlantic Triple Crown as he captured the Maritime Breeder’s final on the Saturday afternoon program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The $7,000 final for two-year-old trotters saw Little Miss Winnie (Driven by Kenny Arsenault) set the tempo but get chased down by Mile Hill Willie in the final quarter as he extended his win streak to six straight. Mile Hill Willie shook free for a five length victory in 2:04.1 for trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau and owner Paul Morrison of Cardigan, P.E.I. Second went to Oceanview Hal (Henry Smallwood) while Little Miss Winnie hung on for third. Buckaroo captured the three-year-old Maritime Breeder’s trot final for a $7,850 purse for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield, P.E.I. The son of Tad The Stud stopped the clock in 2:02.2 over West River Cindy (Ken MacDonald) and Daisy River (Paul Lanigan). Barrieau had three winners on the afternoon program as he clicked with Woodmere Finesse in the $2,350 Fillies and Mares Open pace in a mile time of 1:56.4 over a track listed two-seconds off. Jeff Lilley trains Woodmere Finesse for owner Ed Maher of Lower Sackville, N.S. Barrieau’s other win came with Lincoln Seelster in a 2:00.4 victory for trainer Jackie Matheson of Stratford, P.E.I. Czar Seelster delivered as the post time favourite in the race 9 preferred pace getting the lion’s share of the $2,500 purse. Mike McGuigan supplied the winning steer in a mile time of 1:57.1 for trainer Todd Weatherbee and owner Tammy Johnston of Stratford. Three Truths (Arsenault) had his win streak cut short as he settled for second and Half Cut (Mark Bradley) was third. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Sock It Away showed he did not need an inside post position or to see any pylons in the first lap to capture Saturday evening's Maritime Breeders final for three-year-old pacing colts. Marc Campbell was at the lines of Sock It Away as he left from post 8 in the $18,000 Doug Harkness Memorial Maritime Breeder's final and elected to take the overland route to the front end. Race favourite Half Cut (Driven by Mark Bradley) laid down the early splits of 27.4 and 56.3 with Sock It Away in the outer flow before clearing to the lead past the half. Three-quarters were reached in 1:26.2 then Sock It Away cruised home to a 1:56.1 victory over Dowahs Boy (Adam Merner) and Woodmere Ideal Art (Jason Hughes). The winning colt is trained by Kevin MacLean for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Royaltywestho landed in the winner's circle in the first three-year-old pacing filly stakes final of the 2018 season as Walter Cheverie guided her to victory in the $22,100 Ken Starratt Maritime Breeder's final. R Es Shabla (Mike McGuigan) set the tempo on the front end with splits of 28.2, 58.2 and 1:28.3 with Royaltywestho stalking in the pocket. Cheverie moved the daughter of Westwardho Hanover down the stretch and she responded with a 28.2 closing panel for a time of 1:57.1. R Es Shabla was second with Woodmere Ceilidh (Clare MacDonald) completing the triactor. The champion filly's ownership papers are held by Gregory Francis and Joseph Baxter of Windsor, N.S., with Baxter also handling the training. Euchred was the winner in the $2,650 Preferred pace for the fastest mile of the 2018 Atlantic Canadian racing season with a winning time of 1:54.4 for driver Merner, trainer Terry Gallant and owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. A hard closing Czar Seelster (Todd Weatherbee) finished second with the show prize going to Cartoon Daddy (Corey MacPherson). Campbell had two other wins on the card for the driving triple winning with Elm Grove Kaboom in 1:57.3 and Pure Friendship in 1:59.3, both from his own stable. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top two sophomore paces in Atlantic Canada have avoided each other so far in 2018 but their much anticipated match-up will happen Saturday night in Maritime Breeder's final action at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Saturday card kicks off at 6 P.M. with the Doug Harkness Memorial Maritime Breeder's Final for three-year-old pacing colts lining up in race 11. Half Cut and Sock It Away are both perfect from three starts this season while drawing into different divisions every week. That ends Saturday as Half Cut will leave from post 6 in the $18,000 final for driver Mark Bradley as the morning line favourite. Tom Weatherbie trains the son of Stonebridge Terror for owners Kyle and Joseph Gardiner, Jerry MacKinnon, and Mike Currie. Sock It Away was unlucky again on draw day with his undefeated streak on the line from post 8 in the Championship final. Marc Campbell drives the Summerside Raceway track record holder for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Other entries in the final include Woodmere Ideal Art (Driven by Jason Hughes), Dustylanewesty (Clare MacDonald), Tobins Lightning (Kenny Arsenault), The Colonel (Gilles Barrieau), Rockin Party (Danny Romo) and Dowahs Boy (Adam Merner). The Ken Starratt Memorial three-year-old pacing filly Maritime Breeder's Final hits the track in race 9 for a $22,100 purse. Royaltywestho is the presumptive favourite from post 3 fresh off an easy 1:57.4 victory in her elimination for driver Walter Cheverie, co-owner and trainer Joe Baxter and co-owner Gregory Francis of Windsor, N.S. R Es Shabla had the faster elimination win with a time of 1:56.3 but draws post 7 for driver Mike McGuigan, trainer Leonard McGuigan and owner Lloyd Parsons of Carmanville, N.L. The field is completed by Saulsbrook Coral (David Dowling), Woodmere Saphire (Corey MacPherson), Woodmere Ceilidh (MacDonald), Kahlua Morning (Jason Hughes), Chocolate Terror (Darren Crowe) and Woodmere Chella (Barrieau). The preferred pace lines up in race 10 for a $2,650 pot as the top pacers in the Maritimes prep for next week's Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational. Euchred is the morning line choice from the rail with Merner in the seat for trainer Terry Gallant and owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. Other top entries include Ashes To Ashes (Barrieau) and Rose Run Quest (Campbell). The card also features the kick off of $100,000 Dash For Cash where you spend $10 or more on a single wager and receive a ballot for a chance at the grand prize. Two lucky patrons will be picked each night and asked to select the complete order of finish of a eight horse race late in the program. Patrons have until race 9 to get their ballots. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. Ramblinglily Seeks To Remain Perfect At Red Shores Summerside SUMMERSIDE, PE - If the first part of the 2018 racing season has shown us anything it's that Ramblinglily just will not quit but will face her biggest test to date Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Summerside. First race post time is 1 P.M. for the 13-dash program featuring the first leg of the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing series presented by Standardbred Canada. Ramblinglily is shouldered with post 8 in a $3,870 division in race 11 with Gary Chappell back in the bike for co-owner and trainer Allan Jones of Riverview, N.B., and co-owner Norman Leger of Shediac, N.B. The daughter of Articulator has been perfect so far this season but has a fresh face to contend with Sunday afternoon. Sodwana Bay ships in from the Ontario circuit to draw post 2 in her East Coast debut for trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau and owner Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire. The No Pan Intended Mare has a trio of second place finishes in her last three outings and is installed at 7-2 morning line odds Sunday afternoon. Other top entries include Prettyndangerous (Driven by Adam Merner) and Drivingthedragon N (Jason Hughes). The other $3,870 Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares division is in race 9 with Shadows Mystery the morning line choice from post 5 with Gilles Barrieau picking up the catch drive for owner-trainer Gordie Ford. West River Ambyr has been very consistent so far this season with six straight top two finishes and leaves from post 8 this week for driver Steven Shepherd. Woodmere Finesse is installed as third choice fresh off a 1:57.2 victory at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia for trainer-driver Bernard McCallum. The race 12 top class has Heart And Soul favoured with rail control for trainer-driver Walter Cheverie and owner Riley Farms Ltd., of Summerside. Salmonier Storm (Ambyr Campbell) and Confident Fella (Marc Campbell) are top contenders in the $2,200 event. The card also features the kick off of $100,000 Dash For Cash where you spend $10 or more on a single wager and receive a ballot for a chance at the grand prize. Two lucky patrons will be picked each night and asked to select the complete order of finish of a eight horse race late in the program. Patrons have until race 9 to get their ballots. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top three-year-old pacing fillies and colts will converge on Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday for Maritime Breeder's elimination action. The eliminations feature two divisions for the sophomore colts and two divisions for the sophomore fillies with the top four from each race making next week's rich finals. First race post time is 6 P.M. for this Saturday's 12-dash program. The first $3,000 elimination lines up in race 5 with divisional leader Tobins Terror with trainer-driver Gary Chappell being shouldered post position 8 in a field that includes the talented Royaltywestho from post 5 with Walter Cheverie at the controls. Tobins Terror has been undefeated in stakes action so far this season for owners Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd., of Crapaud and Daniel Ross of Belfast. The other $3,000 three-year-old pacing filly elimination has Maritime champion Woodmere Ceilidh favoured from post 4 in race 9. The Clare MacDonald trained and driven daughter of Articulator is owned by Chris Neville of Sydney, N.S., and has yet to taste defeat in three seasonal starts. Other top entries include Bettim Jackie (Driven by Ken Murphy) and Woodmere Wyldstyle (Adam Merner). The first $3,000 three-year-old pacing colt elimination is in race 7 and top colt Half Cut will be the one to beat in the field of eight. Starting from post 4, Half Cut will have regular pilot Mark Bradley at the lines for trainer Tom Weatherbie and owners Kyle and Joseph Gardiner, Michael Currie and Jerry MacKinnon. The track record holding son of Stonebridge Terror has been unbeaten so far in 2018 as he looks to find one of the top spots for next weeks final. Sock It Away is tied with Half Cut for purse earnings this season but will have to wait another day for their much-anticipated show down. Sock It Away is in the final elimination in race 11 from the unfavourable post 8 for driver Marc Campbell, trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. The Summerside Raceway track record holder was a winner in 1:57 in his latest outing but has to face The Colonel (Gilles Barrieau) from post 4 fresh off a 1:56.3 victory. For more information on Saturday program including race replays, live video, race programs and promotion information go to www.Redshores.ca Red Shores Summerside features pacers from across Island SUMMERSIDE, PE - The top pacers in Prince County racing will face off against some hardened campaigners from the capital region in the Sunday afternoon top event at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. First race post time is 1 P.M. for the 12-dash Sunday afternoon program with top western pacers Mando Fun and Confident Fella racing against Charlottetown ship-ins Winter Blast and Cartoon Daddy in the race 11 top class. Winter Blast gets the nod as morning line favourite from post 6 with Jason Hughes in the bike for trainer Jennifer Doyle and owner Danny Birt of Stratford. The grey son of Sand Shooter has yet to miss the top four this season for his connections but the post 5 entry, Cartoon Daddy, has the lead in the win column with three victories from his last five starts. Corey MacPherson drives Cartoon Daddy from post 5 for trainer Rachel Andrew while Confident Fella (Driven by Marc Campbell) has post 3 and Mando Fun (Kenny Arsenault) has post 7. Race analyst Bo Ford gives his top spot to Cartoon Daddy. "Cartoon Daddy kicked the campaign off on the right foot with three in a row, may have even gained himself a new lassie or two with his efforts but he was just average in his most recent," Ford said of the Meridian Farms stallion. "With a week off and an easier looking class today, we're all over him." The top class is also populated by Pictonian Storm (Austin Sorrie), Heart And Soul (Walter Cheverie) and Salmonier Storm (Ambyr Campbell). The back-up class lines up in race 9 with Instant Shadow the top choice but has to overcome post 7 for the combination of driver Norris Rogers and trainer Sifroi Melanson. The five-year-old son of Shadow Play was a commanding winner in 1:58 in his latest outing. Machinthesand leaves from post 2 in the $1,800 event for trainer Hughie Murphy and gets the catch driving services of David Dowling this week for the drop in class. Catch the action live at the track or tune in to www.Redshores.ca for live video and more. By Nicholas Oakes, for For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The King of Island harness racing did not disappoint on the first championship card of the 2017 season Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell scored six wins on the 12-dash program including a mild upset with Filly Forty Seven in the $23,600 Ken Starratt Memorial Maritime Breeder's final for three-year-old pacing fillies. Heavy favorite Elektra Express went to front in the rich final with Ryan Ellis at the lines behind the Marc Campbell trainee and laid down fractions of 27.4, 56.4 and 1:26.3 over the sloppy rain soaked track. Campbell showed he picked the right horse late in the mile, as he elected to steer Filly Forty Seven in the event and had her land in the winner's circle after tipping first-over at three-quarters to overpower Elektra Express, who finished third, with Kinda Like Her (Kenny Arsenault) finishing second. Filly Forty Seven is owned by Darryl MacLean of Winsloe, Katelyn Smallwood of Stratford, Cory Carver of Montague and Tanya Tremblett of Nova Scotia. Campbell's other wins on the program came aboard Windemere Dancenart in 2:01.2 and Howmacs Dragonator in 2:002, both for trainer Earl Watts, while Campbell trainee Johnny Moe was a 1:59.4 winner and Sharks Play was dead-heated for win in 2:02.3 against Windsun Rebel (Vaughan Doyle). The sixth and final Campbell victory was in the $2,400 preferred pace as he teamed up with Mr Irresistible for a 1:55.1 win over Adkins Hanover (Corey MacPherson) and Heart And Soul (Clare MacDonald). Danny Birt of Stratford owns Mr Irresistible while Jennifer Trainor does the training. The $21,400 Doug Harkness Memorial Maritime Breeder's Final for three-year-old pacing colts saw Campbell go down to defeat as the heavy post time favorite as Ashes To Ashes overcame post 8 to win in 1:56.1. Gilles Barrieau engineered the winning trip behind the Jackie Matheson trainee for owners Linda Somers of Cornwall, Alan Conway of Summerside and Lynn Livingstone of Kensington. Tobinator (MacPherson) was on top at the 28.1 quarter before Island Energetic and Campbell came rushing hard to set up the 57.1 half and 1:26.4 three-quarters on top before Barrieau converted second-over cover into a mad dash to the wire and a half-length victory. Island Energetic was second with Nameisonthehalter (Adam Merner) finishing third. Barrieau was all smiles in the winner's circle with Ashes To Ashes. "I loved this colt the first time I drove him," Barrieau said. "Just a real nice colt. Tonight we had the eight hole but we got towed into it pretty good." It was the second win on the night for Barrieau and Matheson as they visited the winner's circle earlier on the card with Clic K in 1:58.1 while Barrieau also had a maiden breaking score with his own Word Game in 2:03.3 to give him the driving triple. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The King of Island harness racing again reigned supreme during Maritime Breeder's elimination action for three-year-old pacers Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell swept both $3,000 eliminations for three-year-old pacing fillies off the front end as a trainer-driver with Elektra Express posting the fastest divisional win with a 1:55.4 victory for owner Danica Ellis of Nova Scotia. Kinda Like Her (Kenny Arsenault) was second, with Traces Of Purple (Walter Cheverie) third and Tobins Secret (Earl Smith) finishing fourth to also earn her way into next Saturday's (June 17) Ken Starrat Memorial Maritime Breeder's final. Filly Forty Seven won the other split with a front end mission of 1:56.1 with trainer Campbell in the bike for owners Darryl MacLean of Winsloe, Katelyn Smallwood of Stratford, Corey Carver of Montague and Tanya Tremblett of Nova Scotia. Second place went to Bonzai Beach (Clare MacDonald) with Elm Grove Ladyluck (Gilles Barrieau) and Oceanview Beemer (Smith) also advancing to the championship final. In the three eliminations for three-year-old pacing colts, Island Energetic recorded the fastest time winning in 1:55.4 to give the Campbell stable a training and driving Saturday triple and the colt now boasts a six-race win streak. The three-year-old son of Articulator used first over tactics to wear down pacesetter Ashes To Ashes (Barrieau) and establish himself as the one to beat in Saturday's Doug Harkness Memorial Maritime Breeder's final for pacing colts. Island Energetic is owned by Grayland Farms and Bernadette Burgess, both of Nova Scotia. Ashes To Ashes was second with Nameisonthehalter (Corey MacPherson) getting the show prize and advancing to the final. Ic A Free Spirit was victorious in his elimination for trainer-driver-owner Ernie Laffin of Nova Scotia in 1:57.4. Carters Caper (MacDonald) was second with Cowboys Dont Cry (MacPherson) finishing third and earning a berth in the Maritime Breeder's Final. Complete Player and Mark Bradley converted a pocket ride into a trip to the winner's circle in his $3,000 elimination for trainer Tom Weatherbie and owner David Kennedy of Charlottetown. The 1:56.3 mile saw Tobinator (MacPherson) finish second with Johnny Moe (Campbell) finishing third but failing to advance to Saturday's final as the slowest third place finisher in the three eliminations. The preferred pace saw Give Em Heck upset the field as the longest shot on the board. At 11-1 odds, Barrieau mapped out a perfect two-hole trip to brush past pacesetter Adkins Hanover (MacPherson) late in the 1:55.3 mile while Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell) finished third. Colin Sheppard of Newfoundland owns the six-year-old pacer with Jackie Matheson doing the training. Bradley, Barrieau and Ken Murphy all recorded driving doubles on the card while Matheson had a pair of training victories. Live racing continues at Red Shores Charlottetown Thursday night at 6:30 P.M. and Saturday with a 6 P.M. first race post time. Mando Fun Repeats At Summerside; Grand Slam For Campbell The Sunday afternoon feature saw Mando Fun victorious again this week at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Dale Spence drove the four-year-old son of Badlands Hanover for co-owner and trainer Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley and co-owner Donald Callbeck of Kensington to a 1:57.4 victory. D Bs Rosco (Kenny Arsenault) did all the roadwork in the $2,300 event laying down fractions of 28.2, 59.1 and 1:28.2 before being collared late and finishing second with Narragansett (Jason Hughes) getting the show prize. Mando Fun's win gave Spence a Sunday driving double as he visited the winner's circle earlier on the program with Woodmere Fools Son in 2:02.4. Rash B Havior recorded the fastest mile of the program with a 1:57.1 victory as part of a driving grand slam for leading driver Marc Campbell. Owner Mike Peters of Emyvale also trains the seven-year-old son of Lis Mara as he recorded his 24th lifetime win with all but one of those victories coming under Peters' tutelage. The first-over Sunday afternoon journey turned into a four-and-three-quarter length victory for Rash B Havior over Instant Shadow (Hughes) and George (Walter Cheverie). Campbell's other three driving wins came aboard Sandinista in 1:58.1 for trainer Clair Sweet of O'Leary, Bet Er All in 1:58.2 for trainer Ralph Sweet of O'Leary and The Jig Is Up in a 2:01.2 maiden breaking performance for trainer Earl Watts of Hampshire. Watts had a training triple of his own on the afternoon card as he teamed up with driver Gary Chappell for a pair of victories with Woodmere Lukypercy in 2:02 and Windemere Rene in 2:01.1. Windemere Johny, trained by Phil Sizer, was another Chappell winner as part of a Sunday afternoon driving triple for the Charlottetown horseman. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Maritime Breeder's eliminations take centre stage Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as the best and brightest harness racing three-year-old pacers in Atlantic Canada converge on the capital oval. First race post time is 6 P.M. for the 13-dash card with two eliminations of the Maritime Breeder's stake for three-year-old pacing fillies lining up in races 3 and 7, and three eliminations for the three-year-old pacing colts in races 5, 10 and 12. The first $3,000 Maritime Breeder's pacing filly elimination will see three red hot fillies clash in race 3 including a pair from the Marc Campbell stable. Campbell elects to steer Filly Forty Seven from post 2 while Gilles Barrieau picks up the catch drive on stablemate Elm Grove Ladyluck with post 5. The Earl Watts trained Bonzai Beach gets the nod as the morning line favorite from post 4 with Clare MacDonald on the seat. Divisional leader Elektra Express has post 4 in the race 7 $3,000 elimination for trainer-driver Campbell while riding a three-race win streak. The three-year-old daughter of Western Paradise tied the Truro Raceway three-year-old pacing filly track record with a 1:56.2 lifetime best. Other top entries include Tobins Secret (Earl Smith) and Kinda Like Her (Kenny Arsenault). The top four fillies in each elimination make next Saturday's championship final in the Ken Starratt Memorial. The first three-year-old pacing colt meeting happens in race 5 for a $3,000 purse as the colt's look to make next Saturday's rich final. Complete Player has been undefeated in stakes action so far this season for driver Mark Bradley and trainer Tom Weatherbie and gets post 2 while last year's Atlantic Breeder's Crown winner, Tobinator, has the rail with Corey MacPherson. The $3,000 race 10 elimination has Ryans Allstar off the rail for trainer-driver Campbell fresh off a 1:57.3 victory in the Bob Dewar stake in Summerside. Cowboys Dont Cry (Corey MacPherson) and Carters Caper (Clare MacDonald) are other top elimination entries. The heavyweights of the division battle in race 12 as Island Energetic rides a five-race win streak into post 2 for trainer-driver Campbell. Ashes To Ashes was exceptional in his latest outing with a 1:55.2 win in overnight action in Charlottetown for trainer Jackie Matheson and driver Barrieau and gets post 5 while last year's Maritime Breeder's winner Nameisonthehalter (MacPherson) has post 3. The top two three-year-old pacing colts in each elimination will make next week's final in the Doug Harkness along with the fastest two third place finishers. The preferred pacers renew their rivalry in race 11 with top pacers like Adkins Hanover (MacPherson), Mr Irresistible (Jason Hughes) and Mach It Big (Campbell). The weekend programs also feature the kick-off of the $100,000 Dash For Cash with full contest details, race programs and live video available at Red Shores.ca. Narragansett, Mando Fun Set To Tussle Sunday In Summerside SUMMERSIDE, PE - A tight knit group of aged pacers will contest the Sunday afternoon feature pace at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. First race post time is 1 P.M. for the 12-dash program with the $2,300 featured pace lining up in race 11. Mando Fun is the morning line choice but is shouldered the outside post in the six-horse field. Dale Spence drives the pacer for co-owner and trainer Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley and co-owner Donald Callbeck of Kensington. The four-year-old son of Badlands Hanover captured last Sunday's top class but looks to have some tougher competition with Narragansett leaving from post 2 fresh off a 1:56.2 upset victory in the Thursday evening feature at Red Shores Charlottetown. Jason (The Blue Knight) Hughes trains and drives Narragansett for owners Foxyhall Racing of Nova Scotia. Machinthesand can never be counted out and teams up with Norris Rogers this week from post 5. Other entries include Pictonian Storm (Wade Sorrie), Relleno Hanover (Marc Campbell and D Bs Rosco (Kenny Arsenault). The back-up pace hits the track in race 7 for a $1,700 pot with Instant Shadow seeing some class relief and looking for redemption after making a break and being parked out in his latest start. The Sifroi Melanson trainee leaves the gate from post 6 with Hughes in the bike for New Brunswick owners Ultimate Stable and Robert Kyle. Rash B Havior is the morning line choice in the event with Campbell picking up the catch drive for owner-trainer Mike Peters of Emyvale. George (Walter Cheverie) and Chevalier Semalu (Spence) both ride season's best victories into Sunday's race. Mia Lotta makes her East Coast debut in race 3 on the card for new trainer and co-owner Phil Desroche of O'Leary and co-owner Abel Arsenault of New Brunswick. Desroche's son, Ryan Desroche, will steer the four-year-old daughter of Major In Art as she relocates from Hippodrome Trois Rivieres in Quebec. The weekend programs also feature the kick-off of the $100,000 Dash For Cash with full contest details, race programs and live video available at Red Shores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

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