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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Guarding the rail from the start, Painted Desert and driver Corey MacPherson never looked back en route to a historic milestone for the harness racing reinsman Saturday Night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. MacPherson celebrated win number 1,000 of his driving career aboard his own trainee as the 14-year-old son of Western Ideal was on top at every call in 1:57.3 for owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Quebec, to upset at 12-1 odds. The milestone victory was one of three for the 31-year-old Cornwall driver as he also hit the line first with the Melissa Rennie trained Ms Moyse in a lifetime best 1:57.2 score while also closing out the program with Tobinator for trainer Ambyr Campbell in 1:59.1 to bring his lifetime win total to 1,002. Marc Campbell had a pair of winners from his stable including the $2,700 featured pace with Jetster in a new lifetime best of 1:55.3 for owner Jamie Struthers of Nova Scotia. Tempo Seelster (Ken Murphy) rallied for second while Mystery Phil (Driven by Adam Merner) did all the early roadwork to finish third. Campbell's other win came with newcomer Power Of A Cruiser in 1:58.1 for owner Charles Symes of Nova Scotia. The capital oval now goes dark until Thursday July 16. Island racing action will shift to Red Shores Summerside this week for Governor's Plate week racing featuring evening cards Tuesday through Saturday night culminating in the 52nd running of the historic Governor's Plate. For more information go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - The finest harness racing pacers to grace the Eastern Seaboard of Canada will lock bridles Sunday afternoon while vying for a spot in the 52nd edition of the Governor's Plate at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 10-dash Sunday program has a 1 P.M. start time with two-full fields of eight competing in the $5,000 eliminations of the Governor's Plate, presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge. The top four in both eliminations will advance to next Saturday's (July 11) prestigious final. The first elimination is in race 9 with Avatar J the odds on choice from post 2 and will team up with the arrival of New Brunswick driver Gilles Barrieau for trainer Danny MacDonald and owners Dean Larkin of Edwards, Ont., and Jody Sanderson of Cornwall. Screen Test has knocked off the preferred pacers twice so far since the resumption of racing in June and will leave from post 5 for driver Corey MacPherson. Euchred stands undefeated on the East Coast in 2020 including a 1:54.2 scorching performance over the Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia on June 26. Redmond Doucet will drive the Walter Walker trainee from the outside post 8. Also in the first elimination are Mantario (To be driven by Kenny Arsenault), Shadow Of A Daut (David Dowling), Soccer Hanover (Adam Merner), Time To Dance (Marc Campbell) and Woodmere Ideal Art (Robert Laffin). Defending Governor's Plate champion Rose Run Quest and trainer-driver Marc Campbell have rail control in the second $5,000 elimination in the race 10 finale. The Blair Hansen owned pacer has consistently been at the top end of competition on the East Coast since coming to P.E.I. in 2017. Simple Kinda Man knocked off the preferred class last week for his first East Coast victory since relocating from the U.S. Jason Hughes will drive the former $200,200 Battle Of Waterloo winner from post 5 for trainer Chris MacKay. Gold Cup and Saucer finalist Lisburn leaves from post 4 with Arsenault at the lines after knocking on the door at the preferred level the last two weeks. Rounding out the field are Hes Marvalous (Myles Heffernan Sr.), Bugsy Maguire (Brodie MacPhee), Mick Dundee (Don MacNeill), Rockin Indy (Merner) and Silver Beast (Dowling). For live video, race programs and more go to Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. Mystery Phil heads Charlottetown feature CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Fresh off his biggest performance since coming East, Mystery Phil will take on the Saturday evening top harness racing class at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 10-dash Saturday card kicks off at 6 P.M. with the featured pace lining up in race 9 for a $2,700 purse. Mystery Phil has post 3 in the field of six with Adam Merner back in the bike after winning in 1:55.1 last time out. Melissa Rennie trains the five-year-old son of Shanghai Phil for owners Dale and Ronnie Rennie of Elmsdale.  Jetster has found a spot in the triactor three times in four tries since the season resumed in June and will leave from post 5 Saturday for trainer-driver Marc Campbell. The other top choice is post 4 entrant Creepin with David Dowling above the wheels. The Brittany Watts trainee has been perfect in hitting the board so far in the summer meet but will look for his first victory since January on Saturday's card. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sides with the hot horse in the field, Mystery Phil, for the top spot. "Mystery Phil steps up in class but he's the only one in the field to have posted wins in 1:55 in each of the past two years," MacIsaac said. "While that doesn't mean everything it's enough for us to give him top billing." Other entries are Winter Blast (To be driven by Jason Hughes), Tempo Seelster (Ken Murphy) and Silverhill Buddy (Myles Heffernan Sr.). Race 6 sees a trio of new arrivals to Island racing. Arnoldthepaperboy makes his Island debut in race 6 for new trainer-driver Vaughan Doyle of Charlottetown. The four-year-old son of Mach Three was racing the claiming ranks in Ontario for Island native Ron MacDonald. Also in the field, Bank Shot Hanover has post 6 for new trainer Brendon Mullen after last racing the $7,000 claimer at Grand River Raceway in Ontario for Victor Puddy. Power Of A Cruiser ships in from Truro, N.S., for owner Charles Symes of Springhill, N.S., to join the Marc Campbell stable from post 7. Driver Corey MacPherson will continue his quest for win number 1,000 of his driving career on the card. The Cornwall reinsman has eight steers on the program. This will be the final card of racing at the capital oval until Thursday, July 16, as action shifts to Red Shores Summerside for Governor's Plate week racing. For live video, race programs and more go to Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Unhurried at the start, Glider Man trotted away with the Thursday evening harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Thursday evening top trot carried a $2,500 purse with Glider Man and driver Kenny Arsenault settling away fourth at the start while Missionoftheheart (Driven by David Dowling) set the tempo. Missionoftheheart cut out splits of 29.2 and 1:00.2 on the rain soaked oval before Glider Man started his first over attack to grab the lead at the 1:31 three-quarters and cruised home in 29.4 to win by three-lengths in 2:00.4. Hop Up (Corey MacPherson) finished second with Star Photo (Jason Hughes) third. Jennifer Doyle co-owns and trains Glider Man for co-owner and fellow Earnescliffe resident Danny Birt. Jason Hughes hit a career milestone on the evening, winning two races to hit the 1,500 win plateau in the race bike. Hughes scored the career win in race 8 with the Stephen Quinn trained Watch Me Dance in 1:59.1. Ken Murphy had three winners on the card as Killean Finale won the top pace in 2:00.1 from his father Cliff Murphy's stable. Bayside Alexis was a 2:00.2 winner for trainer Scott Dunn of Montague while Sailor Blue supplied the other victory in 2:03.2 for Cindy MacDonald of Montague. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - A power move to the front in the opening panel sealed the deal for Flash In The Pang as he walked away with the Canada Day Pace on a special Wednesday afternoon card at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Leaving from post 3 for driver Kenny Murphy in the $2,300 Canada Day feature at the Prince County oval, Flash In The Pang brushed to the lead before the opening quarter and waltzed through splits of 30.1, 59.1 and 1:28.1 before opening up by four-lengths to win in 1:57. Slide Guitar (Driven by David Dowling) was second while Hemingway (Adam Merner) finished third. Molly Murphy trains Flash In The Pang for owner Hughie Murphy of Augustine Cove. Dowling took control of the leader's board for drivers at the Prince County oval with two wins on the card but it was the 'Blue Knight' Jason Hughes who scored a driving grand slam to bring himself to 1,498 lifetime victories in the bike. Hughes opened the card winning with his own Roxy Lund in 2:01.3, followed by Phil Dorleans in 1:59.1 for Donald Milligan of Tyne Valley, Southfield Sandy in 1:57.4 for Glen MacKay of Summerside and closed the card out with Noudidnt Blue Chip in 1:57.1 for trainer Jonah Moase of Warren Grove. Total wager was $31,615. For more information go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A Maritime Champion faces off with a grizzled harness racing veteran in the Thursday evening top trot at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 11-dash Thursday card kicks off at 6 P.M. with the $2,500 featured trot lining up in race 7. The fastest Maritime bred trotter ever on the East Coast, Daisy River, will leave from post 2 in the class with Walter Cheverie back in the bike for owner-trainer William Lanigan of Montague. The five-year-old daughter of Nikes Image set the record two starts back winning in 1:58.1, then followed it up with a third place dead-heat finish against the boys the next week. Star Photo has post 5 in the field for trainer-driver Jason Hughes after putting together a string of top three finishes the last three weeks but has so far been unable to knock off 'trotting King' Freddie, who is not entered to race this week. Glider Man gets the respect of morning line favourite from post 4 for driver Kenny Arsenault and conditioner Jennifer Doyle after a front-end mission in his latest to finish second in 1:58.3. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with Star Photo for the win column in light of Freddie's absence. "Star Photo has gone three starts this year without a win which is an eternity for one as photogenic as he is," MacIsaac said. "We'll look for him to dispose of that goose egg tonight. "Other entries are Hop Up (To be driven by Corey MacPherson) and Missionoftheheart (David Dowling). The top pace of the evening lines up behind the gate in race 10 for a $2,200 pot with Southwind Ion dropping out of the Open Fillies and Mares class to earn the title of morning line favourite. Driven by Hughes for trainer Doyle, the six-year-old daughter of Sportswriter is owned by Danny Birt of Earnescliffe in partnership with Doyle. Much Adoo has garnered minor shares in all four of her East Coast starts, all at the Open level, and drops down a notch on Thursday for driver Brodie MacPhee and trainer Ron Matheson. Sophist leaves from post 4 in the class as rookie driver Taylor Doyle will look for his first lifetime win in Charlottetown. Go to Redshores.ca for race programs and live video and wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Slide Guitar will try to play a winning tune in the Wednesday afternoon harness racing feature for a special Canada Day program at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 10-dash Wednesday card gets underway at 1 P.M. and the $2,300 featured pace lines up in race 9. Slide Guitar has rail control in the field of seven with David Dowling in the race bike fresh off a three win performance on opening day in Summerside to put him in a tie with Marc Campbell for leading driver. Dowling co-owns Slide Guitar with trainer Brittany Watts of Warren Grove. Best To Hurst has post 2 after knocking on the door at this level in recent weeks but has yet to see the winner's circle for trainer Jonah Moase this year. Jason Hughes will drive Best To Hurst on Wednesday. Hemingway has the far outside in the field fresh off a seasonal debut where he finished second to 1:55.3 winner Tobins Rebel at Charlottetown, pacing his own mile in 1:56. Adam Merner will drive Hemingway for trainer Melissa Rennie. Hemingway may be second choice in the morning line odds but gets the respect of the Backstretch Beat selections in the Red Shores Summerside race program. "Hemingway only has the one start this season but it was a fantastic one tracking along one of the nicest three-year-old colts in the region to finish second," Reads the beat. "Post 7 could complicate things but we think it can be overcome." Also in the featured field are Flash In The Pang (To be driven by Ken Murphy), Souverain (Corey MacPherson), Payback (Brodie MacPhee) and Zack The Men (Dale Spence). The afternoon back-up class hits the track in race 5 with a compact field of five vying for the $2,000 purse. JK Cowboy gets the respect of the morning line favourite from race secretary Gerard Smith. Leaving from post 1 the son of Brandons Cowboy was second in his latest outing for driver Spence and owner-trainer Greg MacInnis of Tyne Valley. Other top entries are Heart And Soul (Walter Cheverie) and Dangle Ona Dime (MacPherson). The program will see the first two-year-olds of the season in pari-mutuel action on P.E.I., with Very Well Done in race 3 for trainer Clair Sweet and Mystifying in race 1 for trainer-driver Darryl MacLean. MacPherson is still searching for win number 1,000 of his career after getting number 999 last Friday in Summerside. The Cornwall driver has six drives on the card. For race programs, live video and more go to Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIbet.com. By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The 'Blue Knight' was rising on Saturday night as Jason Hughes was the leading harness racing driver of the evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Stratford horseman scored four wins on the 11-dash program including the $3,200 preferred pace with Simple Kinda Man in 1:54.3 in a narrow stretch drive victory. Rose Run Quest (Driven by Marc Campbell) finished second by a neck while race favourite Lisburn (Kenny Arsenault) was third. It was win number 11 of Simple Kinda Man's career as the five-year-old son of Sportswriter visited the winner's circle for trainer Chris MacKay and owners D Racing Stable of Middletown, N.Y., and Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. Hughes' other wins came with a triple from his own stable as Jeb was a 1:56.2 winner, Lord And Legend won in 1:58.3 and JK Express scored a nose decision in 1:56,3. Rockin Indy captured the back-up class in 1:56.3 in line to Adam Merner for owner-trainer Troy Murray of Clyde River. Jetster (Campbell) finished second in the $2,700 event while Silverhill Buddy (David Dowling) was third. Campbell had three winners on the card to continue his stranglehold on the Charlottetown driver's standings. The Winsloe driver won with Here Comes Red in 1:58.1 for trainer Gerald MacDougall of Lorne Valley then scored a pair of wins from his own barn with Streakazana in 1:57.4 and Messier Seelster in 1:55.3. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - On top at every call, Hes Marvalous cruised to victory in the Friday evening featured event on the harness racing opening card of the season at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Myles Heffernan Sr., was in the bike for trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville for the win in the $2,500 Friday evening feature. The seven-year-old son of Delmarvalous left sharply from post 4 to seize the front end and went through splits of 29.3, 59.4, 1:28.3 and 1:57.3 to win by two-lengths. Creepin (Driven by David Dowling) rallied for second while Adventure Luck (Corey MacPherson) was third. It was one of two wins on the card for trainer Heffernan Jr., as Lorne Valley Barb was a 1:58.4 victor with Corey MacPherson at the lines in race 8, for win number 999 of the Cornwall driver's career. Drivers Marc Campbell and Dowling started off the season in a tie for leading driver as both reinsmen won three races. Campbell won the season opener with Scoot Out Of Here in 1:58.2 for trainer Vaughan Doyle of Charlottetown then later won with the O'Leary pair of Vegas Rich for Jansen Sweet in 2:00.4 and Shiftyn Georgie in 1:59.2 for trainer Jaycob Sweet. Dowling wins came aboard Noudidnt Blue Chip in 1:59 for trainer Jonah Moase of Warren Grove, Windemere Albert in 2:01.3 for Earl Watts of Hampshire and Ramset in 2:01 for trainer Kyle Williams of Tyne Valley. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. Wager was $41,334 By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores www.redshores.ca 

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The finest aged harness racing pacers on the Eastern Seaboard of Canada will converge on Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park Saturday night in what is sure to be a preview of the upcoming Governor's Plate Invitational. The 11-dash Saturday card kicks off at 6 P.M. with the featured $3,200 preferred pace lining up in race 10. Lisburn has been installed as the morning line favourite after finishing second to Screen Test last week in his seasonal debut. Kenny Arsenault trains and drives Lisburn for Nova Scotia owners Kevin Harvey of Hammonds Plains and Rudge Racing of Dartmouth. The Gold Cup and Saucer finalist will leave from post 2 in Saturday's bout. Avatar J will get the catch driving services of Mark Bradley from post 3 for trainer Danny MacDonald after beating this class two weeks back. Last week's winner, Screen Test, will have to overcome post 6 in the power packed field for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Ron Gass. Also competing in the field is last year's Governor's Plate champion, Rose Run Quest, from post 4 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees this race going any number of ways but will back post 2 starter Lisburn for the win. "This one's wide open so the tote board might be your best friend," MacIsaac said. "There's a possibility of some quick early fractions and with Lisburn's dangerous late kick that would be right up his alley. Beware." Also in the field are Simple Kinda Man (To be driven by Jason Hughes), Bugsy Maguire (Brodie MacPhee), Time To Dance (Adam Merner) and Soccer Hanover (David Dowling). The Campbell trained and driven Jetster is top choice in the race 7 preferred 2 pace for a $2,700 pot. The post 3 starter in the compact field of five was a winner two starts back at this level. Other top entries are Winter Blast (Hughes) and Silverhill Buddy (Dowling). Cowboy Logic makes his Island debut in race 9 for new trainer-driver Harold Shepherd of Stratford, who co-owns the pacer with Charlottetown residents Maurice McCabe, Gerard Ellsworth and Angus Birt. The three-year-old son of Western Ideal was racing the Ontario circuit for trainer Isabelle Darveau. For race programs, live video and more go to Redshores.ca and bet online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Warren Grove gang came to play Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as Berazzled took the Fillies and Mares Open pace for trio of horsemen from that community. With the scratch of Miss Kabana, the featured harness racing field was down to just four entries at post time and Warren Grove driver David Dowling patiently bided his time with Berazzled in the $2,900 event, getting away last. Dreamfair Zenfire, a winner in this class last week, was hustled the front by driver Marc Camppbell and laid down unchallenged splits of 28.3 and 58.1. When the field moved past the five-eighths pole Berazzled made her move first-over and ate up ground on her way to engage the leader at the 1:27.4 three-quarter mile station. Berazzled kicked clear in the stretch drive to win by over three-lengths in 1:55.3 with Dreamfair Zenfire second and pocket-sitter Falls Creek (Driven by Adam Merner) third. Neal Moase of Warren Grove holds the ownership papers of the six-year-old Charley Barley mare while son Jonah Moase handles the training duties. Dowling had three wins on the program including a 1:57.1 romp with Medici Hanover for Brittany Watts of Warren Grove and with Woodmere Chella in 1:55.2 for Marvyn Webster of Kensington. The $2,500 Open Trot went to Freddie for his third straight victory in this class for trainer-driver Campbell and owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston, stopping the clock in 1:58.2. Driver Corey MacPherson opened up the card winning with JJ Gracie for Gordie Ford of Charlottetown in 1:59.1. The victory was win number 998 for the Cornwall driver as he approaches a career milestone. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - The 2020 harness racing season opens up Friday evening at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway and Creepin will take on the best of Western P.E.I., in the feature. The 11-dash Friday card has a 6 P.M. first race post time with the $2,500 featured pace lining up in race 10. Creepin drops out of preferred company into post 5 in the evening top event. David Dowling will again drive the six-year-old son of Mach Three for trainer Brittany Watts and owners Alex Quinn of York, Jim Quinn of Vernon Bridge and Carl Peterson of Hunter River. Creepin has yet to miss the board so far this month. Mantario leaves from the outside post 6 fresh off a second place finish in the preferred 2 class last time out. Kenny Arsenault will retain the drive for trainer Alex Sobey and owner Walter Simmons of Summerside. Hes Marvalous is the classifier's choice for second leaving from post 4 for driver Myles Heffernan Sr. and trainer Myles Heffernan Jr. Known for his early gate speed he could help make the opening quarter interesting in a field that includes former front end champion Big Surf (To be driven by Adam Merner). The Backstretch Beat in Friday's program lists Creepin as the number one choice to win the top class."Creepin hardly ever looks out of place in with the bearcats in the preferred class," reads the beat. "With this group a notch easier he should be the one to knock off." Also in the field are Zack The Men (Dale Spence) and Adventure Luck (Corey MacPherson). The back-up pace will finish off the program in race 11 for a $2,100 purse as veteran pacer Eagle Jolt headlines the field from post 3 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owners Marie and the late Wilbur MacDonald. The teenage son of Village Jolt has been an iron tough campaigner with 65 wins in his career, now in his second last year of racing eligibility. Other top entries on the morning line are Flash In The Pang (Ken Murphy) and Best To Hurst (Dowling). For race programs, reservations at West End Bar & Grill (lower level of Red Shores Summerside) and more go to Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Fillies and Mares Open class has been all Marc Campbell, all the time this season and the Winsloe harness racing horseman will look for that to continue Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 11-dash Thursday card kicks off at 6 P.M. with a compact field of five mares set to face-off in the race 10 feature. The Fillies and Mares Open pace carries a $2,900 purse as the Campbell trained and driven Dreamfair Zenfire will leave from post 3 for owners Ryan and Everett MacLeod of Souris. The Sunfire Blue Chip four-year-old is batting 80 per cent on the season, with only one loss from five seasonal outings. Berazzled draws post 5 this week with David Dowling picking up the drive for trainer Jonah Moase and owner Neal Moase of Warren Grove. Berazzled has yet to miss the top three since coming to the East Coast. Race analyst Les MacIsaac expects a similar result to last week as he places Dreamfair Zenfire on top."Dreamfair Zenfire has won four of five this year with both of her local wins in 1:56," MacIsaac said. "With an inside post in a compact field the road to the winner's circle goes through her." Also in the field are Falls Creek (To be driven by Adam Merner), Miss Kabana (Vincent Poulton) and Much Adoo (Brodie MacPhee). The Open trot takes to the track in race 8 for a $2,500 purse as newly minted Maritime Champion Daisy River has drawn the rail position. Walter Cheverie will pick up the catch driver this week as regular driver Jason Hughes must drive his own trainee, Star Photo, from post 5. The William Lanigan owned and trained Daisy River recorded the fastest mile ever by a Maritime bred trotter in the Atlantic provinces last week while winning in 1:58.1. Freddie will loom the biggest danger assigned to the outside post 7 after winning the last two Open trot classes for trainer-driver Campbell. A number of high quality pacing fillies will spar in race 4 with $2,000 in play in what is sure to be a preview of the coming stakes season. An Atlantic Breeder's Crown champion last year at age two, Woodmere Skyroller makes her debut from post 6 with Dowling in the seat for trainer Kevin MacLean. The field also includes last year's talented stakes performers Watch Me Dance (Hughes), Ezra Express (Campbell) and Tobins Choice (Gary Chappell) among others. For race programs and more go to Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Screen Test unleashed a dominating harness racing performance as he captured the Saturday night preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and moved his driver closer to a career milestone. Corey MacPherson was in the bike behind Screen Test as the Ron Gass trainee took command of the lead at the 28.3 first quarter and never looked back through splits of 58.2, 1:27.4 and a clock stopping trip of 1:54.4 in the $3,200 featured pace. The win was number 18 of Screen Test's career for owners Kickin Horse Stable of York and William Andrew of Calgary, Alta. Lisburn (Driven by Kenny Arsenault) was second with Simple Kinda Man (Marc Campbell) completing the triactor. MacPherson had three wins on the card as the Cornwall driver now sits at 997 lifetime victories with a trip to the 1,000 win club in his sights. His other wins were with Soccer Hanover in 1:55.4 for Leith Waite of Kensington and with three-year-old pacing colt Tobins Rebel in a career best 1:55.3 trip for conditioner Gord Ford of Charlottetown. David Dowling had the hot hands on the program with four wins on the card. The Warren Grove driver had a pair of victories from the Earl Watts stable of Hampshire with Shadow Of A Daut in 1:57.1 and in a maiden breaking score with Notyourtypicalman in 2:00.2. Dowling was also in the bike as Tyne Valley trainer Kyle Williams scored his first lifetime training win on the card with Zack The Men in 1:58.1. Dowling's other victory was with Silverhill Buddy in 1:58.2 for David Myers of Charlottetown. Total handle for the program was $62,335. Live racing continues next week with programs Thursday and Saturday evenings at Red Shores Charlottetown and on Friday evening for the season opener at Red Shores Summerside. Go to Redshores.ca for the complete schedule and more. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - She may not have done it in the feature harness racing event but Friday evening cemented Daisy River's status as an Atlantic Canadian great at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. In line to Jason Hughes, the William Lanigan trained and owned Daisy River scored a 1:58.1 victory in her $2,150 trot assignment to make her the fastest Maritime bred ever on the Eastern Seaboard of Canada. The Nikes Image five-year-old took over the title from former Atlantic Record holder Est Non Ila Dulcis, who accomplished her 1:58.2 record feat in 2013. The victory was number 12 of Daisy River's career as she lowered her lifetime best winning performance a full three-seconds from 2:01.1. Time To Dance remains undefeated on red soil in the featured $2,850 pace after the Marc Campbell trained and driven pacer won in 1:55.4 for owners Brent Campbell of Charlottetown and Matthew McDonald of Edwards, Ont. Second went to Mantario (Driven by Kenny Arsenault) while Winter Blast (Hughes) was third. Campbell had three wins from his stable with Freddie winning the open trot in 1:58.1 and Fusspot taking a personal best of 1:58.4. The Melissa Rennie stable opened and closed the evening with victories both with Adam Merner in the bike as Magical Maddys Boy won in 1:57.4 for a maiden breaking score and Mr Kelly lowered his lifetime best to 1:56.4 in the finale. Brodie MacPhee celebrated a driving triple on the card winning with Woodmere Rollex in 1:57.2 for trainer Earl Smith of Hunter River, Now Look At Here for sister Ambyr Campbell in 2:02.4, and with Bobjohnski for trainer Tom Weatherbie of Charlottetown in 1:59.3. Go to Redshores.ca for race replays and more. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - He had to earn it but Avatar J found the harness racing winner's circle last week in the Saturday evening top class at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park but may have a larger task ahead of him this time. The 10-dash Saturday card gets underway at 6 P.M. with Avatar J the morning line choice in the race 9 $3,200 Preferred pace. Jason Hughes is again behind the post 5 starting Avatar J for trainer Danny MacDonald and owners Jody Sanderson of Cornwall and Dean Larkin of Edwards, Ont. The American Ideal six-year-old scored a 1:54.2 decision in his seasonal debut on red soil while fending off the advances of Screen Test. With Screen Test drawing inside of his main competition (post 4) he may prove an even bigger threat for the team of driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Ron Gass. Simple Kinda Man makes his Island debut with rail control for driver Marc Campbell, trainer Chris MacKay and owners D Racing Stable of New York and Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. The five-year-old son of Sportswriter has been racing between Pennsylvania and New York, showing miles in 1:53-1:54 over a half-mile track. Lisburn returns to the East Coast and will leave from post 2 for trainer-driver Kenny Arsenault. A top performer in this class during the last half of 2019, Lisburn had been racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Ontario in the Tony O'Sullivan stable. Bugsy Maguire makes a jump up in class to land in post 3 for Saturday's contest but the Brodie MacPhee driven pacer has shown he is more than up the task. Trained by Wade Sorrie, Bugsy Maguire was a winner in last year's Cecil Ladner Memorial final, and a finalist in the Governor's Plate. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will elect for Screen Test to return to his winning ways in his Saturday evening predictions. "Screen Test hit another gear in his first start and circled the field and had it not being for having to go three wide last week, he might have won again," MacIsaac said. "His excellent current form will make him hard to deny." Catch the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com or at the drive-in wagering venue at Red Shores Charlottetown from 12-4 P.M. every race day. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The 'King' of Island harness racing has shown he has a pair of queens in the Fillies and Mares Open class as the Winsloe driver again won the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. After winning the class both Thursday's so far this season with Dreamfair Zenfire then Arc Light, the Marc Campbell lasses packed a one-two finish in this week's $2,900 Fillies and Mares Open pace at the capital oval. Campbell elected to drive Dreamfair Zenfire from his stable this Thursday and hustled the Sunfire Blue Chip four-year-old right to the engine and never relinquished control through splits of 28.2, 58.2, 1:27.3 and 1:56.1. Berazzled (Driven by Mike McGuigan) lauched a fire-over attack but had to settle for third while Arc Light (Adam Merner) followed that cover and got up for second in a tight finish. Ryan and Everett MacLeod of Souris hold the ownership papers of Dreamfair Zenfire. Campbell came back one race later to capture the evening finale back-up class with the Bo Ford trained Falls Creek for owner Arnold Myers of Charlottetown. Making her East Coast debut, Falls Creek led at every station to win by two-lengths in 1:57 over Killean Finale (Ken Murphy) and The Time To Win (Brodie MacPhee). Live racing continues at Red Shores Charlottetown on Friday and Saturday evening with a 6 P.M. post time for both cards. Go to Redshores.ca for race replays and more. Total wager was $50, 332 By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

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