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Charlottetown, PE – Saulsbrook Alana equaled her own track record with a 1:56 winning performance during Maritime Breeders elimination action Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell engineered the trip touching down on the front on route to the half that was reached in 57.2 after Elm Grove Inarush posted the opening panel in a stiff 28.1. The Kevin MacLean trainee raced past the three-quarter station in 1:27.2. The filly brushed home in 28.3 seconds to stop the timer in track record time. The daughter of Western Paradise-Atlanta Girl picked up her 8th win from 11 starts for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Elm Grove Inarush was second with Sail Through third. Gilles Barrieau swept two of the MBA colt eliminations when he drove Setttlement Request to a 1:59.3 score while his other stable star Tobins Fushion delivered as the post time favorite in 1:59 flat. Dumas Walker, with Myles Heffernan in the bike, won the other colt MBA division elimination in 1:59. The colt has won his last two starts and moves his season top three summary from eleven starts to 8-1-1. Stayoutofmyaffair, under the command of Jason Hughes, won the mares open in 1:56.1. The mare is trained by Stephen Quinn of Charlottetown for owner Robi Hughes of Stratford. Veronicavermillion was charging hard late to take second with rail-sitter JK Beauty completing the triactor. Flag of Honor (Gilles Barrieau), Outside the Wire (Brodie MacPhee), Tymal Headliner (Brodie MacPhee) and Micrometerjack (Corey MacPherson) won their respective legs of the David Rose Memorial For the Fans Series. The memorial, presented by Meridian Farms, tied a promotion to each race with fans being drawn to team up with a horse for a chance to win additional prizes.   Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - The stakes stars continue to invade Island tracks with divisions of the Maritime Breeders being staged at Red Shores Charlottetown Saturday at 6pm and Red Shores Summerside at 1pm. The two-year-old colts lead the parade Saturday in race 5 with Rancousy listed as the 5-2 morning line favorite. Darren Crowe will do the driving after the colt posted a second place finish in breeder's crown finals last Sunday. Settlement Request (Gilles Barrieau) and Mr Comraderie (Mike Stevenson) are also top contenders. Rebelseven, owned and trained by Kevin MacLean of Vernon Bridge, gets top billing in the next colt division. Marc Campbell will attempt to put the son of Force of Life in the winner's circle for the fifth time this season. Dumas Walker will headline the final $3,000 MBA elimination for driver Myles Heffernan. The colt is a breeder's crown champion after his 1:57.4 victory last weekend. Two-year-old filly Saulsbrook Alana is back after her record- setting track performance from a week ago. Marc Campbell piloted the Reg MacPherson owned pacer to a sparkling 1:56 score. The duo has drawn post 8 in race 10 on the card. In other action, Bunny Mach, who has won her last two in a row, will tackle a full field of contenders in the Mares Open. Gary Chappell will be in the bike. The program will also feature the David Rose Memorial leg 1 presented by Meridian Farms. A special fans promotion will be tied to the series. The action will be carried on the live race broadcast from www.redshores.ca Summerside Showcase Trotters in Maritime Breeders Eliminations Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside will play host to an action packed card of racing Sunday with two divisions of the Maritime Breeders Eliminations for two-year-old trotters, Lea Bell Memorial and leg 1 of another new series with the Louis McIsaac Memorial conditioned claiming series presented by Meridian Farms. First race post time is 1pm. The first MBA elimination is in race 3 and is named in honor of Lea Bell. The veteran horseman from Kensington and former president of the Prince County Horsemen's club campaigned many successful trotters in his career. Bell passed away at the age of 76 in December 2012. The race will star Dusty Lane Galaxy from post two. The two-year-old trotter will be handled by Gary Chappell for owner Peter Buchanan and the estate of George Boswall. Race analyst Jared Stretch is on board with the Stacey Lund trainee. "The resume speaks for itself after six straight victories and one unfortunate start it's hard to find a better record out there." Stretch had also picked BJ Comanche(5) and Phantom Beau (6) as his other top choices. Bo Digger (Mark McKinnon) and Southfield Shadow (Terry Gallant) will square off in the next MBA split for $3,000. The field has the potential of an upset coming from Villager(Brian MacPhee), Lets Trade Ladies (Garth Cole), Scarlet MacDream (Marc Campbell) and Saulsbrook Pippa (Corey MacPherson). Meridian Farms is proud to present leg 1 of the Louis McIsaac Memorial. The series, staged on races 7 and 9 on the card, will also have a fan component to the event with customers filling out ballots for chance to win vouchers on the McIsaac races. The Andrew family has a shot in the memorial with Evalina trained by Ron Gass of Cornwall in race 7 while Charlottes Ace is listed as the morning line favorite in race 9. All the action will be carried at www.redshores.ca. by Lee A. Drake for Red Shores  

The champions of the 2013 Atlantic Sires Stakes race season were crowned on Sunday afternoon during an action packed race card at Red Shores Charlottetown Driving Park. The Atlantic Breeders Crown Weekend of Champions featured the best two and three-year old pacers and trotters of the Atlantic Sires Stakes season. Untouchable One captured the three-year-old pacing colt championship under the command of Kenny Arsenault in a time of 1:56.1.  The brown pacing gelding is owned by the Dooley Boys Racing Stables of Halifax, NS, and was bred by Cheryl Geldart Greer of Norton, NB. The three-year-old pacing filly crown was awarded to Ramblinglily when she and driver Brodie MacPhee crossed the finish line in 1:56.3 for owner Normand Leger of Shediac, NB.  The championship filly was bred by Allan Jones of Riverview, NB, and Normand Leger. The title of two-year pacing colt of the year went to Dumas Walker.  The colt clocked a time of 1:57.4 with driver and co-owner Myles Heffernan of Glace Bay, NS.  Joseph Poirier of Reserve Mines shares the ownership papers on this colt which was bred by David Walker of Charlottetown, PE, and Paul Walker of Summerville, PE. Meanwhile Saulsbrook Alana set a new track record for two-year-old pacing fillies when she crossed the finish line in 1:56.  Reginald MacPherson of Stratford, PE, owns the winning filly which was bred by William Allan McNeil of Windsor, NS and Louis Willinger of Louisville, KY.  Phantom Beau and driver Kenny Arsenault took first place honours in the two-year-old trot Invitational for owner-breeder Peter Breau of Moncton, NB.  Meanwhile Oceanview Kate and driver Mike Stevenson crossed the finish line first in the three-year-old trot Invitational for owner William Roloson of Belfast, PE.  The trotting filly was bred by Meridian Farms of Calgary, AB. by Lynne MacLennan for the Atlantic Breeders Crown  

Charlottetown, PE – The card showcased the two-year-old fillies in the Lady Slipper Stakes. The $20,200 gold division went to Saulsbrook Alana. The filly equalled the Charlottetown track record with a 1:56.1 score for her fifth win in a row. Marc Campbell did the driving for owner Reg MacPherson and trainer Kevin MacLean. Elm Grove Inarush battled hard for second while Sea Anna Win grabbed the show spot. Shindeagan, with Danny Romo driving, came flying late to capture the opening leg of the Lady Slipper grassroots in a new lifetime best of 1:59 flat while Mandy M Mac made her winning debut for William Andrew, Calgary and trainer Blaine Mckenna. Walter Cheverie, who is teaming up with Noonan Petroleum in the Drive for Charity event to raise money for the Prince County Hospital Foundation, did the driving. Acton Royal Force put up a great performance for driver Bernard McCallum to win in 2:00.3. The two-year-old colts made their appearance in the Joe O’Brien Memorial stakes. Settlement Request and Gilles Barrieau took the first $10,000 gold in 2:00 flat. The colt turned away JJ Laser (Marc Campbell) and Dumas Walker (Myles Heffernan) for the victory. Island Gigolo secured the top spot in the second O’Brien gold split for Brodie MacPhee and owner James Pound of Hunter River. The time of the mile was 1:59.2 a personal best. Rebelseven was second with Dusty Lane Oliver completing the triactor. All Turain won his fifth race in a row with a dazzling 1:54.2 victory in the second leg of the Island Pacing Championship Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Brodie MacPhee did the driving for owners Trevor and Lee Hicken. It was MacPhee’s third trip to the winner’s circle on the card. Touch of Lightning finished second with Lucky Encounter rounding out the top three. Big League, owned and trained by Jonah Moase, Cornwall recorded his 11th win of the year when he captured the first division of the second leg of the Island Pacing Championship. The mile was clocked in 1:56 for driver Corey MacPherson. Wild Dragon held on for second while Cambest Kisser finished third. The Island Pacing Championship final, presented by Meridian Farms, is Sunday October 13 during the Atlantic Breeders Crown. In the other action with the O’Brien stakes, Heroes Never Die used good gate speed and a brave stretch drive to notch his second win in a row in 2:02.3 for Foxyhall Racing Stable, Summerside, PE and driver Jason Hughes. Elm Grove Intrepid recorded his third win of the season in his O’Brien division stopping the timer in 1:59.3 for MacPhee and trainer Jackie Matheson while Post Haste and Angelo Camilli also took home an O’Brien cooler. Another highlight on the program was the Mr. and Mrs. Bryson pace. The newlyweds were trackside to present the winning cooler to Isleofpalms and Jason Hughes. Stephen Quinn trains the four-year-old mare for Westley Patriquin, Debert and Paul Merlin of Wentworth, N.S. The groom even selected the horse to win in a pre-race interview. Hughes had a driving triple on the night. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE – Another chapter has come to a close with the PEI Colt Stakes. The event, which attracts star studded fields from across the region, highlighted a Saturday double header at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Driver Gilles Barrieau enjoyed a banner day with four winners on the afternoon program which included Tobins Fusion in 1:59.2 to extend his winning streak to three in a row. The colt is owned by Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd, Crapaud, Daniel Ross, Belfast and Charles Seymour, Fredericton, NB. The NB pilot also drove Southcove Jack to victory for trainer Jack Arsenault and owner Deborah Wilson, Elmsdale, N.S ending Super S Yzerman’s winning streak at four. JJ Mistress, owned by Jamie MacKinley, Clyde River, Windemere Farms, North Wiltshire, David Watts, North Wiltshire and Tommy Godfrey, Charlottetown, and Settlement Request completed the Barrieau grand-slam. In other PEI Colt Stakes action, two-year-old filly Saulsbrook Alana notched her third win a row for driver Brodie MacPhee and owner Reg MacPherson. The Kevin MacLean trainee stepped to a 1:58.1 score. Babies Gigolo, Elm Grove Inarush and Outrageous Spirit also took top filly honors. The colts taking home the hardware included Waterside Light (Hilliard Graves), Dumas Walker (Myles Heffernan) and Just a Professor (Jack Panting). Brian MacPhee had a driving double on the card. PEI Colt Stakes continued under the lights featuring the three-year-old colts and fillies. Icandothat launched the speed show with a startling 1:55.2 two length score for driver Ryan Ellis and owner Danica Ellis of Brookfield, N.S. in the evening’s opener. Western Judy was able to recover from a mis-cue at the start to win her division for driver Mark McKinnon in 2:00.1. Blair Hansen of Charlottetown is the owner. Windemere Maggie (Walter Cheverie), Dianna Santanna (John Holmes) and Ask Don’t Tell (Jason Hughes) also won their respective divisions. The three-year-old colts, dubbed the glamour boys, also put in impressive performances. The Rev, with Danny Romo in the bike, delivered as the post time favorite with a 1:55.4 clocking while Untouchable One and Kenny Arsenault won their fourth in a row with a 1:56 score for the Dooley Boys racing stable of Halifax, N.S. The PEI Colt Stakes hardware also went to Pownal bay Mustang (Gilles Barrieau), Deep River Cruise (Bernard McCallum) and Its my Turn (Jason Hughes). For complete results go to www.redshores.ca   By Lee Drake

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Saulsbrook Alana scorched Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway Sunday afternoon posting the fastest mile of the year for a two-year-old filly on a half-mile track in Canada. The Kevin MacLean trained pacing filly got away last in the five-horse field in her $11,300 Lady Slipper Gold division for driver Marc Campbell. The early fraction were set by a parked out Lovineveryminute (Gilles Barrieau) who cleared at the 27.1 quarter before laying down a 56.3 half. Saulsbrook Alana, owned by Reg MacPherson of Stratford, then advanced first over and cleared at the 1:25.1 three-quarters, then kicked clear to win by 10-and-three-quarters in 1:55.1. Lovineveryminute hung on for second while Pictonian Sareta (Gary Chappell) was third. The mile erased the two-year-old filly pacing record at the Summerside Raceway, the maritime record for two-year-olds of any sex, and the seasonal record for a two-year-old filly on a Canadian half-mile track set by Lady Shadow in 1:55.4 at Grand River Raceway in Elora, Ont. The other $11,300 Lady Slipper Gold division was won by Briannas Angel in 1:59.1 for driver Kenny Arsenault, co-owner and trainer Travis Wilkie and co-owner Robyn Veinot. Babies Gigolo (Barrieau) was second with Dusty Lane Dora (Corey MacPherson) was third. The $5,000 Lady Slipper grassroots divisions were won by Kellys Cross (Campbell) in 1:59, Libertys Gig (Brodie MacPhee) in 2:00.4, JJ Mistress (Barrieau) in 2:01 and Ignite The Night (Barrieau) in 2:01.3. The first $9,600 Joe O’Brien gold division for two-year-old colt pacer was won by the front stepping Dumas Walker in 1:58 for owner-trainer-driver Myles Heffernan of Glace Bay and Joseph Poirier of Reserve Mines, N.S. Second went to Cobra Rising (Brad Smith) with JJ Laser (Campbell) taking third. The other gold division was won by Rebelseven in 1:59.1 for driver Campbell and owner-trainer Kevin MacLean of Vernon Bridge. Dusty Lane Oliver (Earl Smith) was second and KD Just Hold On (Stephen Mason) was third. The $4,200 Joe O’Brien grassroots divisions were won by Wine To Go (Arsenault) in 2:00.4, J Ps Warrior (Campbell) in 2:02, Hurrah (Mark Bradley) in 2:04.2 and Island Gigolo (MacPhee) in 1:59.3. Driver Campbell had four wins on the card, while Barrieau had three wins and Arsenault and MacPhee each had two winners. CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Big League controlled the front end en route to victory in the $2,400 preferred pace Saturday night at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Driver Kenny Arsenault sent the son of Four Starzzz Shark to the front and laid down fractions of 27.3, 56.4, and 1:26 before turning back a late challenge from the pocket sitting Touch Of Lightning (Earl Smith) to win in 1:54.3. Touch Of Lightning was second with All Turain (Marc Campbell) third. Big League is owned and trained by Jonah Moase of Cornwall. The $2,200 Fillies and Mares Open pace was won by a late closing General Luckypercy in 1:57.1 with Ron Matheson in the bike for trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Jodilyn Matheson and Jack Brown. Bunny Mach (Arsenault) was second with Private Joke (Campbell) third. The $1,800 Open Trot was won by Abundaspin in 1:59.2 for trainer-driver Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Warren Grove. Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) was second and Emerald Éclair (Walter Cheverie) was third. The $1,850 back-up pace was won by Narragansett in 1:57.1 for driver Norris Rogers, trainer Dale Sobey, and owner Foxyhall Racing of Nova Scotia. Second went to Rymar Sporty (Ken Murphy) with Cabo Pan Lucas (Vincent Poulton) third. Drivers Gary Chappell, John Holmes, and Cheverie each recorded driving doubles on the 12-dash card. by Nicholas Oakes  

Charlottetown, PE - Gold Cup finalist Proven Lover will take on a power-packed field in the $2,400 feature Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time to kick off the action is 6pm. Red Shores Summerside will host a 13 dash program on Sunday with stakes stars invading the Prince County oval at 1pm. Proven Lover, owned by Casey Gavin, Tignish, PE, will leave from post 6 in race 12 with Terry Gallant listed to drive for trainer Thane Mann. The nine-year-old pacing star was roughed up in the Gold Cup trial to finish third and then placed fifth in the final where he was charted in 1:52.4. Touch of Lightning, who became the fasted Island bred horse when he stopped the timer in an incredible 1:53 flat in the Premier's pace has drawn post 4 for driver Earl Smith and his connections of Don and Peter Smith, Larry Chappell and Gerald Morrissey while Governor's Plate winner Wild Dragon starts from post 5 for catch-driver Walter Cheverie. Here is the complete field from the rail out J V S Ring (pp1), All Turain (pp2), Big League (pp3), Touch of Lightning (pp4), Wild Dragon (pp5), Proven Lover (pp6), Cambest Kisser (pp7) and Greatheart Hanover (pp8). The open trotter will share in the stage in race 3 with top guns Zip the Lip (Brian MacPhee), Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) hooking up in the $1,800 contest. For live video, Horse Player Interactive information or race programs go to www.redshores.ca Summerside, PE - The two-year-old stars of harness racing will strut their stuff Sunday at Red Shores Summerside with six divisions of the Joe O'Brien Memorial for colts while the fillies compete in six splits of the Lady Slipper. The action will be carried live from www.redshores.ca with HPI players getting in on the program. In the first O'Brien gold, Dumas Walker, named after the Kentucky Headhunters hit in the 1990's, puts his winning streak on the line in race 6. Myles Heffernan will drive the colt who has been perfect since the mis-cue at Summerside in the Callbeck stake. Settlement Request and JJ Laser will try to knock off the favorite. Tobins Fusion headlines the other O'Brien Gold division for Gilles Barrieau. The Western Paradise colt has banked $11,523 this season for Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd, Daniel Ross and Charlie Seymour. The undefeated filly Lovineveryminute steps on the racetrack in the Lady Slipper gold event in race 8 for trainer Earl Watts. The filly is five for five with $18,792 to her credit since July 1. Owner Reg MacPherson and his trainer Kevin MacLean send out Saulsbrook Alana from post 5. The MacPherson-MacLean combination has been red hot lately. Dusty Lane Dora, trained by Elton Miller, is 5-2 on the morning line for the next Lady Slipper Gold in race 12. Corey MacPherson gets the driving assignment for owner Ron Gass, Cornwall. For race programs, Jared's Picks and up to the minute results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee A. Drake  

Atlantic Sires Stakes two-year-old pacing colts dominated the race card at Truro Raceway on Thursday evening as Atlantic Grand Circuit Week continues. Tobins Fusion captured first of four 'A' division events with Gillies Barrieau in the bike. The duo crossed the finish line in 2:01.2 for owners Boyd MacDonald Produce, Crapaud, PE, Daniel Ross, Belfast, PE and Charles Seymour, Fredericton, NB. The second 'A' division event went to Dumas Walker and driver Myles Heffernan Sr. in a time of 1:59.3 for owners Joseph Poirier of Reserve Mines, NS and Myles Heffernan of Glace Bay, NS. Just A Professor crossed the finish line first in his division under the command of driver Jack Panting. The two-year-old colt is owned by Creston Gillis of Belle River, PE and Michael and John Clarey of Montague, PE. In the final 'A' division event Rebelseven and Marc Campbell took first place honours and the winner's share of the $5860 purse for owner Kevin MacLean of Vernon Bridge, PE. Atlantic Sires Stakes racing action will heat up again on Saturday at Truro Raceway when the three-year-old pacing colts meet for competition. First race post time on Saturday is 7 pm. Lynne MacLennan  

Some people have a knack of achieving things when others find the going a bit tough. That's not the case with Nova Scotia harness racing trainer-driver Myles Heffernan. In fact it's no 'knack' for the 44-year-old - it's simply natural ability.

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