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Summerside, PE - The three-year-old colts had center stage Friday at Red Shores Summerside. Tobins Fusion, under command of Gilles Barrieau, took the first "A" division with a comfortable eight length score in 1:58.2. The colt is owned by Boyd MacDonald, Crapaud, Dan Ross, Belfast and Charles Seymour, NB. Wendell Willliams bred the colt who picked up his second win of the campaign. The next $9,420 split went to Dumas Walker for co-owner Myles Heffernan in 1:58 flat. Jackie Heffernan also shares ownership on the son of Western Success who streaked to his second stakes win in a row. Driver Earl Smith sent Touch of Thunder to the front and held off a late surge from Just a Professer (Mike Stevenson) to win his "A" division in 1:58.1 for owners Peter and Don Smith, Larry Chappell and Gerald Morrissey. The breeder is Gregory MacKenzie, N.S. The other top performances in stakes action went to Dusty Lane Diego for owner-trainer Gary Chappell in 2:01.2, My Kinda Crazy for Mark Bradley and the Kickin Horse Stable while Tobins Delight wired the field in his contest in 2:01 for Brian MacPhee. MacPhee, who had a driving double on the card, handled the colt for Michael Biggar of Coleman, PE. In other action, Blue Meadow Willie, owned by Bob and Brenda McInnis, Summerside, PE, recorded the fastest mile of the night in a sparkling 1:55 for driver Walter Cheverie. Newcomer Frill Seeker romped in the trot class with an impressive 1:59.2 score. Kenny Arsenault did the driving for Ebbsfleet Stables of Stratford, Ontario. Bad Date won the Bud Ramsay Memorial for driver Jason Hughes in 1:58.2 for owner-trainer Harold Hill. Gary Chappell notched a driving double as he edges closer to 2.500 career victories in the bike. Chappell will drive Red Rock in the 46th running of the Governor's Plate Saturday. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Summerside PE - Eight of the Maritimes best free-for-all pacers are set to rock and roll Saturday night in the richest ever Governor's Plate presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge. The Bell-Aliant Race Day show will carry all of the action live from the Prince County oval sponsored by City of Summerside and Journal Pioneer. The broadcast gets underway at 6:30pm AST. The 46th edition of Summerside's most prestigious race will carry a purse of $25,000, the 14-dash card gets underway at 7 pm. Elimination 1 winner Red Rock has been saddled with post 6 for owners Donald, Bryan and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge and Melissa Trainor. Red Rock had an eventful elimination journey, he finished second but was placed first after the MPHRC (Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission) judges deemed the winner of the elimination D Gs Camme caused interference at the eighth pole and was placed back to second. Jason Hughes did the driving and training. This week he will hand the lines to Summerside native Gary Chappell as he looks to win his first ever Governor's Plate. Hughes was forced to pick off the elimination 1 winner after becoming the first trainer to ever have three horses qualify for the Governor's Plate final. The other two entries from the Hughes brigade are owned by Foxyhall Racing. Astor has drawn post 2 for Hughes and Narragansett will leave from post 7 with the youngest driver in the field Corey MacPherson doing the driving. D Gs Camme has been installed as the 5-2 morning line choice. The 4-year-old Blissful Hall gelding has lucked out at the draw again this week. He will leave from Post 1 for the second week in a row. Gilles Barrieau who has won the previous two Governor's Plates, will look to complete the natural hat trick, when he teams up with trainer Jackie Matheson. The Matheson - Barrieau connection were successful in winning the 2012 edition with Mcapulco. Modern Xhibit has drawn post 3 as he looks to make history for his trainer Jonah Moase. At just 18-years-old a Governor's Plate victory with Modern Xhibit would make him the youngest trainer to ever hoist the Plate. Moase will rely on the Maritimes leading dash winner this season Marc Campbell to make the history unfold. Judge Jon was a bang up second place finisher in his Elimination on Monday night, he will line up right behind the car, post 4, on Saturday night as he looks to get his driver Mike Stevenson back to the Governor's Plate winner circle, after last winning the race 10 years ago with Igoddago. Anthony Stymest does the training. Machinthesand has drawn post 5 for owners Russell and Karen Noonan, he finished fourth in his elimination for Campbell, but he has committed to drive Modern Xhibit. Trainer Mark Bradley will call on Brodie MacPhee to do the driving. Luck was on the side of the Ultimate stable's Ultimate Luck, he has drawn into the coveted final, but his luck ran out at the draw. Ultimate Luck has drawn the outside post 8 for trainer Sifroi Melanson and driver Kenny Arsenault. The $9,250 Lobsterfest Final for open mares highlights the undercard with elimination winner Stayoutofmyaffair drawing the trailing post 9 for Hughes. The eight-year-old daughter of Astreos was the fastest winner of the three divisions for owner Robi Hughes of Stratford, stopping the clock in 1:57. The Barrieau - Matheson connection are together in the Lobsterfest Final with a newcomer to the Maritimes, For All We Know. She is 3-1 after winning her elimination in 1:58.1. Owned by Bruce Wood of Charlottetown the gigantic daughter of Rocknroll Hanover gets post 3. It's been three years since the 6 entry Onehottvett has won the Lobsterfest final. She picked up the victory in the third division for trainer - driver Wade Sorrie. On Saturday he will turn the reins over to National Driving Championship finalist Ryan Ellis. Keystone Nobility ( Post 1), Firstclassflight ( Post 2 ), Silky Britches ( Post 4 ), Brodys Leona ( Post 5 ) and There Paid For ( Post 7 ) round out the field. Race 9 will see one of the classiest horses to ever race in the Maritime free-for-alls, Outlawpositivcharg, take his final tour around his hometown oval. The 'East Coast Warrior' will lead the post parade for the Outlawpositivcharg Governor's Plate Consolation. Touch Of Lightning has drawn the rail in a compact field of five for the veteran driver - trainer Earl Smith. The winner of $127,562 in Maritime earnings is owned by Peter and Don Smith, Gerald Morrissey and Larry Chappell. Blissful Bro ( Campbell), Cheyenne Ford ( Arsenault ), Likely To Win ( Ellis ), Carrera Angel (Rocky Schurman ) complete the field. For the complete list of entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Summerside PE- Track records are made to be broken and that's exactly what happened Thursday night at Red Shores' Summerside. Lovineveryminute in line to Todd Trites went right on down the road destroying the three-year-old track record for three-year-old fillies in 156.3. The filly is owned by River Valley Management, Windermere Farms and Lana Murphy. She is trained by Earl Watts. The home bred of River Valley Management went straight to the lead from post 3 and never looked back. Trites said he was glad to see the filly bounce back after a rough journey in her last start. After being parked to the half in :55.3 she faded to finish sixth. " I was glad to see her bounce back, she was awesome tonight. She deserves this record because I think she is one of the best fillies to ever race around here." Watts picked up a training double in the Atlantic Sire Stakes with Absolootly Hot in Race 9. The filly was sent out of the gate by co-owner Scott Hubbard to fractions of :27.4, :57, 1:27, winning in 1:57.3. The Dooley Boys Racing Stable also own the daughter of Coasttocoast Yankee. She was bred by the Charlotte Ranch and Dan Bellvieau. Bettim Jenny was second and Woodmere Trulyblue was third. Race favourite Saulsbrook Alana was fourth. The final 'A' division was won in the same fashion. Pilot Mark Bradley blasted Elm Grove Inarush to the front from Post 3 missing the newly set track record by one fifth of a second in 1:56.4. The filly is owned by Blaine Thibault, Gordon Macleod, Grant Mann and trainer Eddy Doucette. She was bred by Seaweed Amg. Goodmorningdiva, Sea Anna Win and Waterhook picked up the 'B' division victories. Mike Stevenson drove Goodmorningdiva putting him just one win away from 1, 500. Rymar Chief, with Ken Murphy in the bike, captured the Graham Chappell Memorial in 2:01.3 for owner-trainer Eric Doucette of South Rustico. Ultimate Faith and Marc Campbell took the feature race for trainer Philp Desroches and owner Abel Arsenault. Zip The Lip in line to Brian Macphee took the open trot in 2:01.4 for owners Orville Wills and trainer Donnie Sweet. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - The field is set for the Saturday night feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 6pm. Astor, owned by Foxyhall Racing stable of Summerside, has been installed as the morning line favorite in the power-packed line-up for driver Jason Hughes. The son of Camluck was second in the Ladner series charted in 1:55.1 and will have to manage a post 7 start. Machinthesand will start from post 6 for Brodie MacPhee. The gelding, trained by Mark Bradley for Noonan Holdings - Russell and Karen Noonan, Middleton, makes his 7th start of the campaign and is in top form right now. He's also known for his dangerous finishing kick roaring home in 28.3 seconds in his last outing. There could be several surprises in this race with a field so deep with talent. Cheyenne Ford, a new purchase for longtime owner James O'Halloran of Montague, knocked off Ultimate Luck in their last meeting in a 1:55.1 score for Kenny Arsenault. Trainer Sifroi Melanson has listed N.B. pilot Stephen Trites to drive. The line-up also includes Sterling Seelster (Walter Cheverie), McMaverick (Ken Murphy), Eagle Jolt (Mark McKinnon), Artist List (Gary Chappell). In other action, Tempo Seelster gets top billing in the evening's back-up class for owner-driver Vince Poulton. Race analyst Les MacIsaac says he will be tough. "He's been keeping company with some pretty good ones all year and as his record indicates, more than holding his own." Hurrah makes his sixth start of the season in race 6 for Brian Andrew with all winning purse money being donated to PEI 4H club this month. The colt, trained by Mark Bradley, gets post 2 for lessee Hurrah 4 Island Charities. Driver Walter Cheverie is on top of the leader board in the Johnston's Salads/Keybrand Foods Inc Trot Challenge with 74 points. Cheverie will be aboard JK Queen in the trot class. For more information go to www.redshores.ca Lee A. Drake  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - An action packed card of Thursday night racing sees some of the top pacers and trotters in Maritime racing hit the track at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time for the 12-dash card is 7 pm. Caliban Hanover is favored in the race 6 $1,850 Open trot from post 2 for trainer-driver Ron Gass and owner Wendell MacDonald of Cornwall. There has been a different winner in this class every time for the past five weeks and the same field of horses will battle again Thursday. Presto Pegasus (Mark Bradley) has post 1, while Pleasure Girls (Walter Cheverie) has post 5, and regular Open trot kingpins Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) and Zip The Lip (Brian MacPhee) have posts 6 and 7, respectively. Other entries include Diamond Mine (Willie Murphy) and Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew). Race analyst Les MacIsaac places his faith in Caliban Hanover. "He's a versatile type with good early speed and a dangerous finishing kick," MacIsaac said. "The two hole should provide a good trip and in this ultra-competitive class that could make all the difference in the world so we'll treat him as the one to beat." Race 11 has the $2,000 feature pace with Touch Of Lightning off the rail for trainer-driver Earl Smith and Island owners Gerald Morrissey, Larry Chappell, and Peter and Don Smith. The Articulator five-year-old will face a tough field of seven pacers including Judge Jon (Mike Stevenson) and Narragansett (Jason Hughes), who come out of the Cecil Ladner series held last week. Other entries include Balanchine (Mike McGuigan), Van Zant (Ron Matheson), Panacotta (Blaine Baglole), Every Day (Andrew) and Windemere Express (Marc Campbell). Race 9 has Machintosh riding a two-race win streak for owner-trainer-driver Dave Kelly of Cornwall. She will face off with Rymar Sporty (Ken Murphy) and Mach Vegas (Hughes) in that $1,400 contest. Live racing continues Saturday with a special card at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway featuring the Atlantic Regional Driving Competition kicking off at 6:30 pm, while Red Shores Charlottetown will race at 1 pm Sunday afternoon. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - It's the first day of summer on Saturday at Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park and the city track will feature one of the biggest cards of harness racing this season with the Cecil Ladner memorial final and consolation along with two divisions of the Maritime Breeders finals for three-year-old fillies and colts. Post time is 6pm. The Bell-Aliant Race Day broadcast will carry all the action beginning with the pre-show at 5:30pm AST. Art of Illusion has been selected as the favorite in the eight horse Ladner final for driver Darren Crowe. The newcomer, owned by Halifax businessman David MacDonald, was awesome in his Island debut busting off the gate from post 8 to level the competition in a crushing 1:54.1 performance. That victory ended All Turain's winning streak at ten. The Trevor Hicken trainee will take him on again from post 7. Brodie MacPhee will do the driving. Astor was also impressive in his Ladner elimination finishing a strong second in line to Jason Hughes. The son of Camluck posted a 28.4 closer and a 1:54.2 mile in only his second start after being purchased by the Foxyhall racing stable of Summerside. Hughes and Foxyhall racing will also send out Narragansett from the rail for catch-driver Kenny Arsenault. The final also has elimination winner Machinthesand leaving from post 2. Established at 7-2 on the morning line, the pacer overcame his outside post to pull off a one length victory for driver Brodie MacPhee, trainer Mark Bradley and owners Noonan Holdings Ltd- Russell & Karen Noonan of Middleton. MacPhee is committed to All Turain so Marc Campbell gets the call to drive. The line-up also includes Schooner (Brian MacPhee), Coral Snake (Ryan Ellis) and Perfect Escape (Gilles Barrieau). Sterling Seelster has been selected as the top choice in the Ladner Consolation by race analyst Les MacIsaac. "He was a non- factor in the first leg but the outside post had a lot to do with it," said MacIsaac. "He's already shown that he's quite capable of going with this type and this improved post should give him a chance to prove it." Sterling Seelster is owned by Marie Cameron of Summerside and trained by Doug MacGregor. The rich maritime breeders finals will also highlight the program. The three-year-old fillies will race in the Ken Starratt memorial for $22,100. Lovineveryminute goes into the event with an impressive resume that includes back to back stakes victories and a track record performance over Truro. The team is back together with Todd Trites driving for the Earl Watts stable and owners River Valley Management, NB, Windemere Farms, PE and Lana Murphy, NB. Elm Grove Inarush will try to settle the score for driver Mark Bradley. Eddy Doucette trains the filly who made $46,701 in 2013 for his co-owners Blaine Thibeau, Gordon MacLeod and Grant Mann. Pictonian Sareta has to start from post 8 for driver Mike Stevenson and owner Daniel Ross, Belfast. The roster also has Briannas Angel (pp3), Outrageous Spirit (pp4), Sail Through (pp5), Fleurje (pp6), JJ Mistress (pp7). The colt's final, named in honor of Atlantic Post Calls founder Doug Harkness, will go to the gate in race 11. Dumas Walker gets the nod for Myles Heffernan after his two length score in 1:57.3 in the elimination. The Atlantic Breeders Crown champion takes on Settlement Request (Gilles Barrieau) and Rancousy (Darren Crowe) who are also listed as triactor candidates. The other starters in the $18,900 final are J Ps Warrior (Brodie MacPhee), Arties Magic (Todd Trites), Wine to Go (Kenny Arsenault), JJ Laser (Marc Campbell) and Tobins Fusion (Mike Stevenson). For complete list of entries, top picks and the Bell-Aliant Race Day broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - A mainland invader headlines the Sunday afternoon card at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Ultimate Luck has been installed as the morning line favorite by the race classifier, and with good reason. The six-year-old Camluck stallion was a bang-up second to Eagle Jolt in a speedy 1:59 mile over the rain soaked Summerside oval in last week's feature. Kenny Arsenault will drive the pacer for trainer Sifroi Melanson and owner Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn, N.B. Upfront Ticket (Marc Campbell) is second pick after a fourth place finish in his East Coast debut. The Dragon Again pacer was racing conditioned classes at Western Fair Raceway in Ontario before making the trek east. Race analyst Jared Stretch has opted to go a different route, selecting Beckenbauer to upset the apple cart from 2 for trainer-driver Jason Hughes and owners Robi and Kurt Hughes of Stratford. The horse was victorious his last start in 1:59.1 at Red Shores Charlottetown. "He's been heating up to say the least with two victories in his last three starts and been doing it in impressive fashion," Stretch said of Beckenbauer. Other entries include Onehotvett (Wade Sorrie), Outside The Wire (Brodie MacPhee), McMaverick (Ken Murphy), Lucky Encounter (Norris Rogers) and Sa Summers Luck (Gary Chappell). Keystone Nobility has rail control in the back-up pace for a $1,600 purse for driver Chappell, trainer Alan Taylor and owner Kent Livingston of Cornwall. The six-year-old Western Hanover mare will have to defeat a tough field including Acton O So Royal (Mark Bradley) and the Rocky Schurman trained duo of Carrera Angel (Campbell) and Tyber Champ (Schurman). The race will also see the Island debut of Darth Bader, co-owned, trained and driven by Ed Harvey of Fredericton, N.B., with co-owner Kathy MacLean of Truro. The owners claimed Darth Bader for $20,000 at Yonkers Raceway in New York in February and left him in the care of Island native Jason Ryan before taking him to the Maritimes. The final race of the 13-dash program will see Lisfinny (Rogers) try to keep a fresh win streak alive. Owned by Mary Jean and Jay Noye of Pleasant Valley, with Jay doing the training, Lisfinny was a winner his last two starts in 2:01.3 and 1:58.3 with Rogers in the bike. The $1,400 class will see Lisfinny have to battle backs challenges from horses like Life Savior (Corey MacPherson) and Pictonian Press (Mark Bradley). by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - The field is set for the rich Maritime Breeders Stakes final after eliminations were held Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The card also featured the best horses on the East coast in the Cecil Ladner Memorial Series where All Turain tasted defeat for the first time since last September. Lovineveryminute went wire to wire in the first elimination for driver Todd Trites. The filly beat out favorite Elm Grove Inarush with Fleuje third. The time was a career best of 1:55.4 for trainer Earl Watts and owners River Valley Management, Windemere Farms and Lana Murphy. Pictonian Sareta claimed the second filly elimination in 1:57.3 for driver Mike Stevenson and owner Daniel Ross of Belfast. Outrageous Spirit and J J Mistress completed the triactor. Race favorite Saulsbrook Alana made a break attempting a three-wide move down the backstretch and finished fifth. Defending colt champion Dumas Walker won the first MBA elimination for three-year-colts for driver Myles Heffernan and his co-owner Jackie Heffernan of Glace Bay, N.S. while Settlement Request cruised to a 1:58.4 score for driver Gilles Barrieau in the other colt elimination. All Turian's winning streak ended at 10 when U.S. invader Art of Illusion won a division of the Cecil Ladner Memorial pacing series in a dazzling 1:54.1 for driver Darren Crowe and owner David MacDonald of Halifax, N.S. It was his third win in a row for trainer Philip Bo Sowers. Astor was second with All Turain, who was roughed up early in the mile, finishing third. Machinthesand was victorious in the other Ladner elimination winning in 1:55 flat. Brodie MacPhee mapped out the trip from a challenging post 8 and wore down favorite Coral Snake in deep stretch to notch his second victory in a row for trainer Mark Bradley and owners Noonan Holdings Ltd- Russell and Karen Noonan of Middleton, PE. Jason Hughes enjoyed a big night at the office with four winners on the 13 dash card. Mike Stevenson recorded a hat-trick. Zip The Lip takes Summerside Open Trot SUMMERSIDE, PE – Zip The Lip made the most of the rain soaked oval Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Driven by Brian MacPhee in the $1,850 Open trot, Zip The Lip left from post 5 and sat the pocket behind post time favorite Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) through fractions of 30.3, 1:02.3 and 1:34 before getting up in the stretch for a 2:04.4 decision on a track rated three-seconds-off. Abundaspin was second with Presto Pegasus (Mark Bradley) finishing third. Zip The Lip paid $8.40 to win, while the 5-1-3 winning triactor paid $115.70. Zip The Lip is co-owned and trained by Don Sweet and co-owned by Orville Willis, both of O’Leary. Race 2 on the afternoon had one of the biggest winning payouts in Island racing history when Bringhome Theblue tipped four wide up the backstretch to win in 2:04.4 for driver Gilles Barrieau, trainer Blaine McKenna and owner William Andrew of Calgary. The Badlands Hanover gelding paid $262.60 on a $2 win ticket, while the exactor, triactor and superfecta wagers were all paid out at 5-all due to no winning tickets being sold. Eagle Jolt captured the $1,900 feature pace in 1:59 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Orwell. Ultimate Luck (Kenny Arsenault) was second with Onehotvett (Barrieau) third. Gary Chappell scored a driving triple on the card, while driving doubles went to Bradley and Campbell and a training double to conditioner Alan Taylor. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca bt Lee Drake and Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top horses in Maritime harness racing will face off in eliminations of the Maritime Breeder's and Cecil Ladner memorial pacing series Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time for the 13-dash program is 6 pm. The card features two $3,000 eliminations of the Maritime Breeder's for three-year-old pacing fillies in races 6 and 9. Race 6 will be a showdown between freshly minted Truro track record holder Lovineveryminute (Todd Trites) and divisional leader Elm Grove Inarush (Mark Bradley). Race 9 has Saulsbrook Alana (Marc Campbell) leaving off the rail in a division that includes Charlottes Style (Kenny Arsenault) and Pictonian Sareta (Mike Stevenson). The top four from each elimination advance to next week's rich final. The three-year-old colt pacers go post ward in races 8 and 11 with the top four in each division making it to next week's Maritime Breeder's colts and gelding finals. The top two colts of the 2014 season will square off in race 8 with Dumas Walker (Myles Heffernan) and Super S Yzerman (Clare MacDonald). Both colts were victories in divisions of the Bob Dewar two weeks ago at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Race 11 will see 2013 Island Breeders champion Settlement Request (Gilles Barrieau) fend off a field of seven rivals including Wishes In The Rain (Darren Crowe) and Mr Vaive (Bernard McCallum). The Cecil Ladner Memorial pacing series elimination put their noses on the gate in race 10 and 12. The first $2,400 elimination in race 10 has Maine invader Coral Snake (Crowe) from post 2 for owner Island native David MacDonald of Halifax fresh off a 1:55.2 victory over Scarborough Downs. Other entries include PC Shockwave (Brian MacPhee), R Sonoflife (Todd Trites), Narragansett (Jason Hughes), Likely To Win (Ryan Ellis), Sterling Seelster (Campbell), Schooner (Barrieau) and Machinthesand (Brodie MacPhee). Race 12 has another Maine entry owned by MacDonald in Art Of Illusion from post 8. The pacer has minted his status as one of the top pacers in the State of Maine after a 1:53.2 victory last week in the free-for-all at Scarborough Downs but will have to fend off All Turain from post 7, who is undefeated since teaming up with Brodie MacPhee 10 starts ago, and Astor for trainer-driver Hughes, fresh off a 1:56.4 victory in his P.E.I. debut. Other entries include Blissful Bro (Campbell), Touch Of Lightning (Earl Smith), Perfect Escape (Barrieau), Hail The Taxi (Trites) and Judge Jon (Stevenson). The top foru from each elimination advance to next week's $8,200 final, while the next four will race off in the $3,000 consolation. Summerside Sunday SUMMERSIDE, PE - A $1,900 feature pace highlights the Sunday afternoon card at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway with a 1 pm post time for the 13-dashes. The race 12 feature has Ultimate Luck installed as the post time favorite for driver Arsenault, trainer Sifroi Melason and owner Ultimate Stables of New Brunswick. The six-year-old Camluck stallion has a tough field of opponents including Onehotvett (Barrieau), Outside The Wire (Brodie MacPhee), McMaverick (Ken Murphy), Eagle Jolt (Campbell), Upfront Ticket (Hughes), Lucky Encounter (Norris Rogers) and Shipps Xcalibur (Gary Chappell). The card also features the $1,850 Open trot has newcomer Presto Pegasus picked to win off a two-race win streak in Charlottetown. The nine-year-old Pegasus Spur gelding is driven by Mark Bradley for trainer Brian Andrew and owners Rachel Andrew of Milton and William Andrew of Calgary. His main competition will come from Zip The Lip (Brian MacPhee), Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass). The field also includes Lyrical Lindy (Hughes) and Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew). Race analyst Jarred Stretch is leaning on post 1 starter Abundaspin to get the job done in this week of his 14-year-old season. "After going on a lengthy win streak he hasn't been to the circle in three straight, but he's been good enough and he'll be thirsty to get back," Stretch said while pegging Caliban Hanover for second and Presto Pegasus for third. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A number of Island charities will be rooting for Hurrah to cross the finish line first all year long. The three-year-old pacer will be racing for the Hurrah for Island Charities promotion, a joint venture between Meridian Farms and Red Shores that will see an Island charity selected each month and all purse money earned by the horse will flow directly to them. Owned by Island native William Andrew, owner of Meridian Farms, and George Rogers, both of Calgary, Hurrah is trained and driven by Mark Bradley in Charlottetown. The partnership will see seven charities receive the horses earnings, with a different recipient each month from June until December. "It's going to be a nice venture that we want to do," said Brian Andrew of Meridian Farms. "The people that are responsible for the charity, we hope they will come out to the race track and become fans for us as well." Hurrah was bred by Windemere Farms of North Wiltshire, then purchased by his current owners for $8,100 at the 2012 Atlantic Classic yearling sale in Crapaud. The Shadow Play colt banked $3,977 as a two-year-old, while he has already earned $885 in his first two starts of his three-year-old campaign, all while never missing a cheque. "He's looking fit and ready so I'm hoping with a little bit of luck we'll have a good season," Brian said. Hurrah will be teamed up with the Autism Society of P.E.I. for the month of June, while in July his proceeds will switch to the 4-H Council of P.E.I., with a number of other charities lined up afterwards. There will be a cheering section set up for members of the charities to cheer on Hurrah on race day. William Andrew is more than happy to support local charities, after doing a similar promotion in Alberta the past few years with horses like Starring Role, Polka Dot and Shaker Boy. He says he saw the charities getting excited over the horses racing, bringing upwards of 40 people to see them compete. "We'll look after the training bills and 100-per cent of the purse earnings, not just the profits, will go to the charity," William said. The horse owner and former UPEI Chancellor says he selected Hurrah partly because he was a honest racehorse that was always in the money and because he has faith in Bradley and his girlfriend Melissa Rennie to embrace what is trying to be accomplished. "In tough times the racing community is there," William said. "We are involved in the community and give back to the community. There are a lot of more than capable trainers. I just thought Mark and Melissa would be a good fit. This is a very transparent way to show we are doing some good." Hurrah is entered to race Saturday night in race 4 at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park, leaving from post 2 with a $1,000 purse on the line. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - All Turain used different tactics but the results were the same. The Trevor Hicken trainee, under the command of Brodie MacPhee, came off the pace to catch fraction setter Touch of Lightning in deep stretch to notch his 10th victory in a row in the Saturday feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Co-owner Lee Hicken, Charlottetown, was also in the winner's circle for the presentation. The time of the mile was 1:58. Judge Jon finished third with Perfect Escape fourth. Track announcer Vance Cameron laid out his top selections in the pre-race show going with the 6-2-4-3 combination nailing the exactor, triactor and even the superfecta with his picks. MacPhee also scored with Machinthesand to record the fastest mile of the night of 1:56.1 for trainer Mark Bradley and his owners Noonan Holdings Ltd - Russell & Karen Noonan, Middleton, PE. Bradley was in the driver's seat aboard long-shot Presto Pegasus when they captured the open trot in 2:01.3. The trotter is owned by William Andrew, Calgary, Alberta and Rachel Andrew, Milton Station. Caliban Hanover finished second but was placed sixth for interference on favorite Abundaspin in the first turn. Pleasure Girls inherited second while Zip the Lip was moved up to third to complete the triactor. Jason Hughes and Marc Campbell recorded driving doubles on the 12 dash card. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - The fields are set for another weekend of racing at Red Shores Charlottetown Saturday at 6pm with Red Shores Summerside going post-ward at 1pm on Sunday. The Bring a Friend promotion, which has Standardbred Canada teaming up with tracks across the country, will also take place with fans being treated to behind the scenes tours, prize giveaways and winner's circle presentations. The Saturday program includes an impressive line-up from one of Atlantic Canada's newest stables. Foxyhall Racing, owned by Ron Hall of Summerside PE, has joined forces with trainer-driver Jason Hughes of Charlottetown. The partnership has been successful so far. Narragansett, a five-year-old brown gelding by Rocknroll Hanover, will attempt for his third win in a row in race 9. It won't be easy with red hot Camcun off the rail who is sporting a three race win streak for Kenny Arsenault. There are two new horses out of the Foxyhall stable that have been noticed by the rail-birds. Say It Again Sam has won both starts since arriving from Mohawk including a 1:58.2 posting and final quarter charted in a dazzling 27.4 seconds. He is favored to win his assignment in race 4. Astor moves to the Island from Yonkers Raceway in New York. The son of Camluck won his qualifier by a whopping 21 lengths in 1:57.2 and starts from post 8 in race 7 for Hughes. In other action, All Turain will try to extend his winning streak to nine when the pacer goes to the gate in the evening's featured event in race 11. Brodie MacPhee will be back in the bike for trainer-owner Trevor Hicken and his co-owner Lee Hicken. The line-up has Cambest Kisser (pp1), Touch of Lightning (pp2), Perfect Escape (pp3), Judge Jon (pp4), R Sonoflife (pp5), All Turain (pp6). A familiar name returns to the racetrack for the 2014 campaign. Zip the Lip, owned by Orville Willis and Don Sweet of O'Leary, gets the rail for his regular pilot Brian MacPhee in the open trot. For the complete list of entries, top picks and live video go to www.redshores.ca Hail the Taxi Debuts in Summerside feature Summerside, PE - Hail the Taxi makes his Prince Edward Island debut Sunday in the top class at Red Shores Summerside. Post time for the 12 dash card is 1pm. The Bring a Friend to the track promotion, presented by Standardbred Canada, will also highlight the card with race hostess Marie MacRae taking guests on behind the scenes tours, winner's circle presentations and prize draws. The action will be carried at www.redshores.ca Hail the Taxi joins the Darren Trainor stable after competing on the Ontario circuit at Mohawk, Flamboro, Woodbine and London. The four-year-old qualified over Mohawk in 1:55.2. Gilles Barrieau is listed to drive from post 4. Here is the field. Outside the Wire (pp1), Lucky Encounter (pp2), High Bar (pp3), Hail the Taxi (pp4), McMaverick (pp5), Ultimate Luck (pp6), SA Summers Luck (pp7). The afternoon back-class has Acton O So Royal listed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for owner-trainer Wayne Pike. The pacer has a win and a third from three starts this season. Regular pilot Mark Bradley is on stakes assignment in Truro so Norris Rogers will pick up the catch-drive. Veterans Blu Meadow Willie and Life Savior are also triactor possibilities. The always popular barn 4 will send out some contenders on the program. Joachim, owned by Wendell and Robbie Shaw, Summerside and Derek Folland, steps on the track to compete in race 9 for catch-driver Michael McGuigan while owner-trainer and driver Rocky Schurman handles Carrera Angel in race 10. Schurman and Carrera Angel won the Summerside pace during the big O'Brien Awards race card in February. Silverhill Lucky hasn't missed the top three yet this season. The colt gets top billing once again when he competes in race 6 for owner Casey Gavin, Tignish, trainer Thane Mann and driver Terry Gallant. This combination is one of the hottest teams on the grounds right now. For the complete list of entries, results, top picks or live video go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Veronicavermillion will aim for a repeat of last week's victory in the Thursday evening feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time for the 12-dash card is 7 pm. Brodie MacPhee will drive Veronicavermillion for owner Alex MacPhee of Clyde River and trainer Neil Bambrick. The mare has drawn post 4 in the $2,250 fillies and mares open pace, carded as race 11 on the program, against a field of six rivals. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is placing his faith in Veronicavermillion this week. "Made a big three wide move to win last week and that was in her first start of the season," MacIsaac says of Veronicavermillion. "You would have to think she can only be better off that so we won't rule out a repeat." She faces a tough group of aged mares, including the Jonah Moase duo of Silky Britches (Marc Campbell) and post 7 starter Andro Madi (Dale Spence), who finished second and third in last week's edition of the fillies and mares open. Also in the field is JK Special (Walter Cheverie), General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson), Stayoutofmyaffair (Jason Hughes), and Cool One (Mike Stevenson). The back-up pace lines up in race 9 for a $1,600 purse with IDK favored for driver Vincent Poulton, who also co-owns with trainer Gary Poulton and Gail MacDonald, all of Charlottetown. The six-year-old son of Stand Forever has an improved post from the seven-hole last week, but has to face two rivals that defeated him in that 1:56.3 mile in Eagle Jolt (Campbell) and Panacotta (Mark Bradley). There are two trot classes on the card, with Buckling Banbury favored in the $1,350 race 5 class over Howmacs Pride (Campbell) and Lyrical Lindy (Hughes). Corey MacPherson will drive Buckling Banbury for trainer Ron Gass and owners William Andrew of Calgary, Blake Andrew of Montreal and Brian Andrew of Milton. The race 3 trot class has Glencove Umay picked off the rail for driver Kenny Arsenault and owner-trainer Carl Bagnall. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - It was a stakes Sunday as Red Shores Summerside hosted the Ruby Chappell stakes for three-year-old fillies and the Bob Dewar stakes for three-year-old pacing colts. Saulsbrook Alana made her 2014 stake's debut a winning one in her $6,200 division of the Ruby Chappell in race 11. Under the command of Gilles Barrieau, the award winning filly shot to the lead from post 7 and cruised through fractions of 28.4, 58.3 and 1:28.1 stopping the timer in 1:57 flat. Charlottes Style (Kenny Arsenault) was second by a quarter of a length with Tobins Beauty(Brodie MacPhee) taking third place honors. Saulsbrook Alana is owned by Reg MacPherson, Stratford and trained by Kevin MacLean. The other Chappell divisional winners went to Pictonian Sareta for the Daniel Ross stable of Belfast, PE, Dusty Lane Dora, owned by Ron Gass, Cornwall and Elm Grove Inarush for the ownership group of Blaine Thibeau, Eddie Doucette, Gordon MacLeod and Grant Mann, Kensington, PE. The three-year-old colts took center stage in four divisions of the Bob Dewar Memorial stakes. Waterside Light, owned by former NHL star Hilliard Graves, Charlottetown, wired the first split of the Dewar with a 1:57 for driver Kenny Arsenault. Atlantic Breeders Crown champion Dumas Walker delivered as the post time favorite in the second heat for Myles Heffernan of Glace Bay, N.S. in 1:57.1. Tobins Fusion took top honors for Gilles Barrieau in the third match-up with Super S Yzerman recovering nicely to capture the final leg of the Dewar memorial for Clare MacDonald. Mark Bradley, Gilles Barrieau and Corey MacPherson recorded driving doubles on the program as the third annual Drive for Charity kicked off during the card. Bradley is teaming up with Long Run Exploration to raise money for the Hillsboro Hospital. Barrieau is working with Metro Building Supplies as they support PEI Special Olympics. MacPherson has D&D Lawncare and Lanscaping with his cheques being donated to PEI Humane Society. The Drive for Charity has thirteen drivers earning money for Island charities until October 30, 2014. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside are gearing up for a busy season with exciting harness racing series, Regional and National driving championships, signature events and the third annual Drive for Charity presented by Red Shores. The Drive for Charity event features 13 of the Island's top drivers, based on 2013 statistics from Charlottetown and Summerside racetracks. The drivers partnered with businesses to raise money for local charities. Each win will earn $25 towards the sponsor's charity of choice. The Drive for Charity raised $13,100 for Island charities last year. The promotion begins on June 1, 2014 and wraps up on October 30, 2014. The official draw was held Wednesday during a reception in the Top of the Park. Here are the participating businesses, drivers and their charities: Clarke Nissan - Mike Stevenson - Oak Acres Children's Camp D&D Lawncare and Landscaping - Corey MacPherson - PEI Humane Society Daniel R. Ross Ltd. - Jason Hughes - Camp Gencheff Long Run Exploration - Mark Bradley - Hillsboro Hospital Ocean 100 - Marc Campbell - Olivia Ruth MacLeod Memorial Award Metro Building Supplies - Gilles Barrieau - PEI Special Olympics Red Shores - Walter Cheverie -Sadie's Place The Dunne Group - Gary Chappell - Habitat for Humanity MacRae Backhoe and Trucking - Brodie MacPhee - IWK KKP - Brian MacPhee - Easter Seals Rodd Hotels & Resorts - Ken Murphy - Hospice PEI Syntrak Print & Graphic Design - Kenny Arsenault - Hospice PEI MacQuarrie Meats - Ron Matheson - PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Lee A. Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Tempo Seelster, under the command of owner Vince Poulton, won the Saturday feature in 1:59.2 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Poulton sent the pace the front and cruised through fractions of 29.4, 1:01 and 1:30.3 before storming home with a 28.4 closing panel to hold off a fast charging Van Zant (Ron Matheson) by a nose with Blue Star Outlaw (Jason Hughes) finishing third. Broadcaster Peter MacPhee nailed the winning triactor in the pre-race set-up with the 3-1-2 combination paying out at $93.80. The fastest mile of the night went to Camcun who stopped the timer in a sparking 1:57 flat for driver-trainer Kenny Arsenault and his co-owner Dan Belliveau of Halifax, N.S. Abundaspin extended his winning streak to three for driver Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Cornwall. Shepherd put the 14 year-old trotter on the point and out- sprinted the field in the 2:01.3 mile. Kan Wire and Caliban Hanover completed the top three. Neal made his return to the racetrack with an impressive win the second trot class. The trotting star, driven by trainer Ron Gass, blasted from the back of the pack early to take over the pulse of the race to deliver the victory in race 3. Bill Andrew, Calgary, Alberta owns the son of Credit Winner. Mark Bradley and Jason Hughes recorded driving doubles on the program. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca Red Shores Summerside will host the opening card of 2014 on Monday with the Victoria Day Pace feature. Post time is 1pm. By Lee Drake

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