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Charlottetown, PE - Live harness racing returns to Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park Saturday. Post time is 12:30pm. The city track received permission from the Chief Public Health office to host the program with a 50 person maximum cohort in the grandstand. Reservations will be required for the Top of the Park and Turf's Bar & Grill in order to follow capacity restrictions. Red Shores will also present a card on Tuesday night December 22nd. Post time is 6pm. The draw will be conducted on Friday December 18th. The winter meet schedule has also been finalized and scheduled for December 26th (Boxing Day) at 12:30pm and New Year's Eve Thursday December 31st with a special 6:30pm post time. The winter race schedule includes January 9, 16, 23 and 30th. The meet will officially wrap up on Saturday February 6th. All post times at 12:30pm. Sign up to wager online through HPIBET.Com. The Race Day broadcast, race programs, entries and results at redshores.ca Lee A Drake   

Charlottetown, PE – The live harness racing program scheduled for Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park Saturday December 12th  has been postponed as part of the Chief Public Health Office’s circuit breaker initiative. A makeup date will be announced once determined. Access to barn and ship in areas will return to essential people only with limits being imposed by security. Please be advised the race office is closed until further notice.   Lee Drake

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Rev has been the next best thing to unstoppable his past three starts and will put his harness racing record to the test Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The richest Atlantic bred pacer of all-time The Rev will be the one to knock off in the race 14 featured event on the 15-dash Saturday afternoon card. All the action gets underway at 12:30 P.M. on the lone program of the week in Island harness racing as the Capital Oval switches to a Saturday only schedule for the next four weeks. The Rev, a 10-year-old son of Western Paradise, is assigned the outside post 5 in the field of as many in the $2,900 preferred pace. Gilles Barrieau trains and drives the champion for owner Jeffrey Skinner of Hammonds Plains, N.S. With $621,127 in lifetime earnings to his credit, The Rev was exceptional his last start while flashing a closing quarter of 26.4 to defeat Screen Test (Driven by Corey MacPherson) by the narrowest of margins. Screen Test has post 4 in this week's class while rail control belongs to his stablemate, Revenant (Adam Merner). Rockin Indy has a pair of victories in his last two starts and will get the catch driving services of Marc Campbell from post 2. Silverhill Buddy (David Dowling) has five-straight top-three finishes and makes the move up to preferred company this week from post 3. In Fillies and Mares Open pace action in race 10, Filly Forty Seven will be looking for a repeat performance in the $2,800 featured mares pacing class. Filly Forty Seven handily disposed of her foes in the last two editions of the fillies and mares Open Pace but will have the added competition of a pair of her stablemates in this week's class. The Marc Campbell trained Filly Forty Seven is relegated to the outside post 6 with Jason Hughes picking up the catch driving call this week for Island owners Darryl MacLean, Cory Carver, Katelyn Smallwood and Alan MacDonald. The former sophomore Atlantic Triple Crown winner will face off with stablemates Dreamfair Zenfire (Adam Merner) from post 3 and Arc Light (Campbell) from post 5 this time around. Champion pacing filly Woodmere Skyroller (Dowling) has post 4 in the top flight class while the inside belongs to Traces Of Purple (Myles Heffernan Sr.) and Collective Wisdom (Barrieau). Catch all the action on the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Getting all the respect of chalk favourite, Woodmere Ideal Art cruised through every fraction on his way to harness racing victory in the Sunday afternoon feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Norris Rogers sent the heavily favoured Woodmere Ideal Art sharply off the wings from post 4 and led through fractions of 28, 57 and 1:26 before fighting off a late challenge from Heart And Soul (Mark Bradley) to win by half-a-length in 1:55.3. Third went to Soccer Hanover (Adam Merner). Owned by the Ultimate Stable of New Brunswick, Sifroi Melanson trains the winning son of Articulator. Ken Murphy was the hottest reinsman of the day with five trips to the Prince County winner’s circle on the 10-dash card. The first of the Harrington driver’s quintet was in the opener with a maiden breaking score for Sweet Silvia in 2:00.4 for trainer Frank Hansen. The Eric Doucette trained Rymar Jimbo was Murphy’s next win in 1:59 followed by a win with Cinder Angelina in 2:00 from the Jaycob Sweet barn in race 5. Race 6 saw Murphy win with Dividend Day in 2:00.1 for trainer Fred Paynter while the afternoon finale was a Murphy score of 1:57.4 aboard Pictonian Storm for trainer Wade Sorrie. Go to Redshores.ca for race replays and more.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The saying goes that it all comes down to the Breeder's Crown and it was a record equalling harness racing performance in less than ideal conditions for Woodmere Stealdeal on championship Sunday at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell hustled Woodmere Stealdeal sharply to the lead in the $21,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown two-year-old pacing colt final, presented by Cavendish Farms, and kept driving to a 1:54.1 Atlantic record equalling performance over a track listed with a one second variant. Danny Romo trains the champion son of Steelhead Hanover as the horse won his 12th straight in his undefeated career for owners Kevin Dorey and Robert Sumarah of Nova Scotia. The win equalled Bettim Again's track and Atlantic record for two-year-old pacing colts set in September in the P.E.I. Colt Stakes. The other $21,000 Cavendish Farms Atlantic Breeder's Crown pacing events saw driver David Dowling dominate winning three finals. Woodmere Skyroller recorded her fourth straight win in the three-year-old pacing filly final in 1:56.3 for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Dowling was in the driver's seat of the Rollwithitharry filly. The $21,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown three-year-old pacing colt final was a front end victory for Windemere Frank in 1:57.2 with Dowling at the controls of the Earl Watts trainee for owners Debbie Denney of Nova Scotia and Hollis Newson of Cornwall. Tobins Brownie gave conditioner Jonah Moase, 24, his first Atlantic Breeder's Crown trophy in the two-year-old pacing filly final in 1:57.3 for the Stonebridge Terror filly's sixth straight win. Dowling was in the race bike for owners James Quinn of York, Carl Peterson of Hunter River and Amy Lakie of Greenfield. Tequila Tuesday found the wire first in the $10,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown three-year-old trot final sponsored by Meridian Farms and the P.E.I. Harness Racing Industry Association. Myles Heffernan Sr., engineered the 2:00.4 victory for trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. Mr Finlay Ridge reached up in the final strides in the two-year-old trot final to win in 2:04.1 for trainer-driver and co-owner Clare MacDonald and co-owners Arnold Rankin and Ian Tate of Nova Scotia. There has been no touching Time To Dance since The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer trials and he delivered again Sunday in the $7,000 Invitational pace with a five-length win in 1:53.4 for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Brent Campbell of Charlottetown and Matt McDonald of Ontario. Daisy River prevailed in the stretch drive in the $11,600 Island Ocean Trot Classic final for aged trot mares, sponsored by JD Marine and Diving, with a 1:59.1 victory. Jason Hughes drove the Nikes Image mare for owner-trainer William Lanigan of Montague. Total wager was $82,682 For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - On top every call, there was no stopping Live And Let Di Saturday afternoon in Atlantic Breeder's Crown consolation action at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Kenny Arsenault hustled Live And Let Di off the gate in the $5,500 Atlantic Breeder's Crown three-year-old filly consolation and controlled the front at every call before drawing clear by seven-lengths in 1:56.4. Second went to Ms Moyse (Driven by Adam Merner), while race favourite Gotta Love Cabot (Clare MacDonald) was third. Tom Weatherbie trains Live And Let Di for owners Blair Hansen of Charlottetown, Wade Peconi of Stanchel and Isaac Schurman of Kensington. Mr Kelly delivered as the heavy favourite in the $5,500 three-year-old pacing colt consolation in 1:56.1 over Here Comes Red (Gilles Barrieau) and Theycallmedude (Ken Murphy). Marsh Knox co-owns the Rollwithitharry colt with Wade and Kyla MacDonald of Stanhope while Ron Gass handles the training duties. Bettim Again saw no challenges en route to a 1:56.1 victory in the two-year-old pacing colt consolation with Barrieau in tow for trainer George Rennison and owners Jeff Lilley of Miltonvale Park, Christina Lecky of Summerside, Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown and Nova Scotia resident Ian MacDonald. Justcallmedoc (Brodie MacPhee) sat second the entire mile while Elliot Moose (Jason Hughes) rallied for third. Maggiesdelight got up in the final strides to win by a nose in 1:58.3 in the $5,500 two-year-old pacing filly consolation over Woodmere Vanish (Paul Langille) and favoured Southfield Skye (Marc Campbell). Corey MacPherson was in the bike of the winning daughter of Steelhead Hanover for co-owner and trainer Michelle Myers and co-owner Roger MacDonald of Cardigan. Gass had a training double as Diamond Call (Merner) won in 1:55.3 in race 7. Barrieau made three trips to the winner's circle with The Rev (1:55.1) from his own barn and with Woodmere Soul (1:59.3) from the Ron Matheson stable. Go to Redshores.ca for race replays and more. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores                           Lee A Drake Manager Racing, Brands & Broadcast   Pronouns: he / him / his   58 Kensington Rd, Charlottetown, PE C1A 9S8       T 902.620.4222 | 1.877.620.4222 | ext 4263   C 902.629.0836 | redshores.ca                         This E-mail message (including attachments, if any) is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, proprietary, confidential and exempt from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender and erase this E-mail message immediately. Le présent message électronique (y compris les pièces qui y sont annexées, le cas échéant) s'adresse au destinataire indiqué et peut contenir des renseignements de caractère privé ou confidentiel. Si vous n'êtes pas le destinataire de ce document, nous vous signalons qu'il est strictement interdit de le diffuser, de le distribuer ou de le reproduire. Si ce message vous a été transmis par erreur, veuillez en informer l'expéditeur et le supprimer immédiatement.  

SUMMERSIDE, PE - After taking on the finest pacers in Atlantic Canada, Heart And Soul returns to top class action on a special Monday afternoon harness racing program at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The Monday afternoon card has a 1 P.M. opening post time with 13-dashes on display. Heart And Soul has drawn the outside in a compact five-horse field in the afternoon featured, carded as race 12 of the day. The $2,600 event has Heart And Soul the morning line favourite after pacing in 1:55.1 but failing to earn a cheque in his latest against top Invitational stars like Time To Dance and Rose Run Quest. Jason Hughes will hold the lines of the George Riley trained son of Western Paradise for owner Riley Farms Ltd., of Summerside. The former Maritime Champion boasts five wins and five seconds from 15 seasonal starts. His main competition comes from the rail sitting Melanies Magic with Dale Spence at the controls for trainer MacKenzie MacInnis. Bugger Max (To be driven by Mark Haig) will leave from post 3 as he ships in from New Brunswick, like a number of entries on the Monday program. The Backstretch Beat in Monday's card pegs Heart And Soul as the one to beat. "Heart And Soul drops out of the top class and into a group he has shown he can handle every single week. He should be the top dog in the feature again." Rounding out the feature field are Flash In The Pang (Ken Murphy) and Brandons Glory (Adam Merner). The afternoon back-up pace takes to the track in the race 13 finale with Best To Hurst the morning line favourite from post 6 in the $2,250 event. David Dowling will be in the driver's seat for trainer Jonah Moase and owner Neal Moase of Warren Grove. Other top entries are Union Man Hanover (Spence) and Instant Shadow (Myles Heffernan Sr.). Go to Redshores.ca for live video and wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Weekend Of Harness Racing Champions kicks off on Saturday afternoon featuring the Atlantic Sires Stakes consolations at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 11-dash Saturday program has a 12:30 P.M. first race post time with Mr Kelly favoured in the glamour boys division in race 10. The card features a quartet of $5,500 pacing consolation races, all presented by Cavendish Farms. The $5,500 Atlantic Breeder's Crown three-year-old pacing colt consolation has Mr Kelly as the one to knock off from post 5 with Adam Merner above the wheels for trainer Ron Gass and owners Marsha Knox and Kyle and Wade MacDonald of Stanhope. The second fastest three-year-old pacing colt in Atlantic Canadian harness racing history, the son of Rollwithitharry comes into the race boasting six wins from 13 seasonal starts. Peter MacPhee with the Post Time Picks puts Mr Kelly as the top choice in Saturday's consolation race. "Mr Kelly is having an awesome year with six wins, a record of 1:54.1 and over $24,000 in earnings. We think Adam will want to call the shots and if he does control it we'll see them in the winner's circle." Other top entries in the three-year-old consolation are Little Manny (To be driven by Stephen Trites) and Rest Assured (Marc Campbell). The three-year-old pacing filly consolation also carries a $5,500 purse in race 8 with Gotta Love Cabot (Clare MacDonald) the top choice over Live and Let Di (Kenny Arsenault) and Ubettimagoodone (Gilles Barrieau). MacDonald trains Gotta Love Cabot for Nova Scotia owners Phonsie MacEachern and Morah Kerr. Atlantic Champion Bettim Again will have the spotlight on him in race 6's two-year-old pacing colt consolation as the 1:54.1 winner will see Barrieau back in the bike from post 7 for trainer George Rennison and owners Jeff Lilley of Miltonvale Park, Christina Lecky of Summerside and Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown along with Nova Scotia owner Ian MacDonald. Other top entrants include Justcallmedoc (Brodie MacPhee) and Handovertheroses (David Dowling). Woodmere Vanish gets the respect of morning line favourite fresh off a maiden breaking victory in race 4 of the program. The $5,500 event is the Atlantic Breeder's Crown two-year-old pacing filly consolation with Paul Langille steering his trainee for owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River and Gregory Francis of Sweets Corner, N.S. His main foes will be Maggiesdelight (Corey MacPherson) and Somebodys Me (Merner). Catch all the action on the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. Woodmere Stealdeal Looks For Championship Crown Its starting to sound like a broken record but can Woodmere Stealdeal extend his winning streak again, this time on Atlantic Breeder's Crown Championship Sunday at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The championship card, featuring the Atlantic Sires Stakes finals, has 13 dashes on tap starting at 12:30 P.M. Woodmere Stealdeal has been exceptional every step of the way and will look to add to his 11 victories from his undefeated career in the race 8 Atlantic Breeder's Crown two-year-old pacing colt final for a $21,000 purse, presented by Cavendish Farms. The Danny Romo trainee will again have Marc Campbell at the lines for Nova Scotia owners Kevin Dorey and Robert Sumarah. Woodmere Skyroller has a three-race win streak at stake in the $21,000 race 10 Atlantic Breeder's Crown three-year-old pacing filly final, presented by Cavendish Farms. David Dowling picks up the catch drive on the champion daughter of Rollwithitharry for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Jonah Moase will attempt to become one of the youngest trainers to ever have an Atlantic Sires Stakes champion as the 24-year-old conditioner sends out Tobins Brownie in the race 6 Cavendish Farms two-year-old pacing filly final. Dowling drives the favoured daughter of Stonebridge Terror from post 6 in the $21,000 dash for Island owners Amy Lakie, James Quinn and Carl Peterson. Dowling is also the favoured driver in the $21,000 Cavendish Farms Atlantic Breeder's Crown three-year-old pacing colt final aboard Windemere Frank from the Earl Watts stable for owners Debbie Denney of Brooklyn, N.S., and Hollis Newson of Cornwall. The first dash of the day is the $10,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown two-year-old trot final, presented by Meridian Farms and the P.E.I. Harness Racing Industry Association. The dash will see another showdown between Dusty Lane Milo (Adam Merner) and Mr Finlay Ridge (Clare MacDonald). The $10,000 three-year-old trotting Atlantic Breeder's Crown lines up in race 5 with Mabou Ridge (MacDonald) the morning line choice for owner Arnold Rankin of Antigonish, N.S. Race 3 of the day is the $11,600 Island Oceans Trot Classic final for aged trot mares, presented by JD Marine And Diving, with Atlantic champion Hop Up (Corey MacPherson) the favourite. The card also features a $7,000 Invitational pace, a $5,000 fillies and mares Open pace and a $3,500 Open trot class. For race programs and more go to Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE – Time To Dance disposed of his foes again Sunday afternoon en route to his sixth straight harness racing victory at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.  Marc Campbell powered his pacer to the lead in the featured $4,000 Mayor Basil Stewart City of Summerside Appreciation pace in a hotly contested first quarter of 27 seconds flat. The half was reached in 57 with Time To Dance in complete control before fighting off Rose Run Quest (Driven by Gilles Barrieau) at the three-quarters of 1:25.3. Time To Dance then kicked home in 27.4 to win by four-lengths in 1:53.2. Rose Run Quest was second while Woodmere Ideal Art (David Dowling) completed the triactor. Brent Campbell of Charlottetown shares ownership of Time To Dance with Matt McDonald of Edwards, Ont.  Soccer Hanover was the boss in the $2,750 preferred 2 pace as Corey MacPherson guided the Leith Waite trainee to a 1:55.4 clocking over Best To Hurst (Barrieau) and Legendary Ron (Adam Merner). Waite co-owns the six-year-old son of Dragon Again with Les and Spencer Waite of Charlottetown.  Jadensmagicsteel scored a 20-length romp in the race 5 John Stewart Memorial in 1:58.4 to break his maiden for driver Merner and trainer Ron Gass.  The race 6 Cecil James Stewart Memorial saw Lord And Legend deliver in 1:58.3 for trainer-driver Jason Hughes.  Instant Shadow and driver Marc Campbell won the race 7 Garth Schurman Memorial with a 1:57.3 score for trainer Sifroi Melanson.  Mall Cop was the winner in the Leon James Stewart Memorial on top at every call in 2:00.1 for driver Kenny Arsenault and trainer Greg Weatherbee. The Matinee Finals were also held at the Prince County oval with Cinder Angelina in line to Jaycob Sweet and Hook Her Boots with Steven Sweet winning their respective divisions. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca.    By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores 

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A pair of finalists in the biggest race of the season in Atlantic Canada will meet up again Saturday evening in the harness racing Preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Saturday card has a 6 P.M. opening post time with the preferred pacers clashing in race 11 of the program for a $3,000 purse. Simple Kinda Man rallied from last to finish fourth in last week's $60,000 The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer final and will retain the services of driver Jason Hughes from post 5 for trainer Chris MacKay and owners D Racing Stable of New York and Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. The only time the Sportswriter pacer missed the board this year was a seventh place finish in the $25,000 Governor's Plate final earlier in the season at Red Shores Summerside. Screen Test failed to garner a cheque in the Gold Cup and Saucer final and will have to contend with post 7 on Saturday evening from the Ron Gass stable. Adam Merner will substitute in the driver's seat with regular pilot Corey MacPherson competing in stakes action in Nova Scotia Saturday. Freddy Bear finished a bang-up third in the $20,000 James (Roach) MacGregor Gold Cup and Saucer consolation for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and will have post 4 for this week's preferred. Post 6 belongs to JJ Powerball with Gilles Barrieau subbing in for the absent Brodie MacPhee, who is also in Nova Scotia, after finishing fourth in last week's consolation. The Post Time Picks in Saturday's program place the target on Simple Kinda Man as the one to beat."Simple Kinda Man finished fourth in the Gold Cup & Saucer and closed in a snappy 27.3. We think Jason may be aggressive off the gate and if he does set up shop on the front end he'll be hard to track down." Other preferred entries include Pillage And Burn (Driven by Ken Murphy), Mick Dundee (Don MacNeill) and Nogreatmischief (Gordie Hennessey). Cowboy Logic will put his winning streak to the test in race 10 of the program in a major test of his four-race undefeated streak. The Western Ideal three-year-old has hit the wire first in his last seven starts but was placed back for interference in his July 25 outing to chop his streak in half. Steven Shepherd will again drive Cowboy Logic from post 6 for his father Harold Shepherd, who co-owns and trains the pacers with Maurice McCabe, Angus Birt and Gerard Ellsworth. Catch the action live on the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. Can Perfection Reign For Woodmere Stealdeal? SUMMERSIDE, PE - Fresh off the fastest male rookie mile ever paced on the Eastern seaboard of Canada, Woodmere Stealdeal will put his sights on gold in the Joe O'Brien Memorial stake Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 12-dash Sunday card has a 1 P.M. start time with Woodmere Stealdeal and his undefeated record taking centre stage in race 9 of the day. The $11,700 O'Brien Memorial Gold division for two-year-old pacing colts has Marc Campbell driving the six-time winning son of Steelhead Hanover from post 5 for trainer Danny Romo and owners Kevin Dorey of Middle Sackville and Robert Sumarah of Halifax, N.S. Other top entries are Dustylanegoliath (To be driven by Gilles Barrieau) and Woodmere Alvin (Corey MacPherson). Woodmere Stealdeal's 1:55.1 victory in his last start tied filly Saulsbrook Alana's 2013 Red Shores Summerside win for fastest ever two-year-old victory in Atlantic Canada. The Backstretch Beat in Sunday's card is unequivocal about Woodmere Stealdeal's dominance. "Woodmere Stealdeal had every excuse in the world to be beat in his last start but instead threw down the fastest rookie mile in the history of Atlantic Canadian harness racing. He is without peers." The other $11,700 O'Brien Gold division is in race 3 with Salwater Savage the morning line choice with post 4 in the compact field of five. Mark Bradley is at the reins for trainer Tom Weatherbie and Island owners Kyle Gardiner, Mike Currie and Jerry MacKinnon. The State Treasurer rookie had three straight wins before finishing third against aged company in his last start. The next choices on the morning line are Justcallmedoc (Jason Hughes) and Steel Reefer (Barrieau). A trio of $6,400 O'Brien grassroots divisions for rookie colts line up in races 1, 4 and 10. Also on the card is the Lady Slipper Stake for two-year-old pacing fillies and the first $13,000 Gold division sees Southfield Skye (Adam Merner) facing the biggest challenge of her young career from rail sitter Plain Jane (Marc Campbell) who returns from a brief stint racing in Ontario. Southfield Skye has yet to taste defeat racing in Atlantic stakes competition for trainer Glen MacKay Sr., and owner Southfield Farms Inc., of Summerside. Tobins Brownie is the top choice in the other $13,000 Lady Slipper Gold division with a two-race win streak on the line from the Jonah Moase stable for owners Alex Quinn of York, Carl Peterson of Hunter River and Amy Lakie of Montague. The Stonebridge Terror filly will look to add to her $12,488 in seasonal earnings. The Real McCoy (Campbell) controls post 1 while Woodmere Stella (Barrieau) is second choice from the outside post 6. The Lady Slipper Grassroots divisions carry $9,000 purses in races 5 and 8. For more information go to Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Cruising off a two-hole ride, Go With Her delivered an open length victory in harness racing track record fashion in the Lady Slipper Stake Thursday evening at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The lone division for Lady Slipper three-year-old trotters carried a healthy $16,200 purse and Go With Her was the main benefactor with a five-length romp in 1:59.4 to establish a new track record for sophomore trotting fillies. Tequila Tuesday (Driven by Myles Heffernan Sr.) made a quick break in stride at the beginning but set up shop on the front end with a torrid 28.3 opening quarter followed by a half in 58.1. Three-quarters were reached in 1:28.2 but driver Brodie MacPhee and Go With Her bided their time until the stretch drive where she moved up past Tequila Tuesday to be first to the wire. Kuri White trains the winning daughter of Armbro Barrister - Southwind Faith for owners East Coast Captains of Cornwall. Gottogitmesum (Ambyr Campbell) was third. Fireball Friday won the first $9,300 Lady Slipper split for two-year-old trotters for driver Heffernan Sr. and trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., recording a 2:09.1 victory over Striking Pride (Gilles Barrieau) and Rainbow Valley (Paul Larrabee). The second Lady Slipper division was claimed by Dusty Lane Milo as part of an Adam Merner driving triple. Owned by Marsha Knox of Stanhope and trained by Ron Gass, Dusty Lane Milo was on top at every call for a 2:04.1 triumph with A Little Go Go (Marc Campbell) second and the triactor being completed by Treasureonthewater (Brodie MacPhee). Merner's other victories came with Ms Moyse (1:58.2) for trainer Gass and with The Fox (1:59.4) from the Brendan Curran stable of Charlottetown. Mile Hill Willie extended his winning streak to four in the $2,500 Open Trot stopping the clock in 1:58.1 for driver Barrieau, co-owner and trainer Paul Morrison and co-owner John Breau of Shediac Cape, N.B. Miss Kabana won the top pace of the evening for driver MacPhee in a 1:54.4 victory from the Gary Poulton stable of Charlottetown. Total wager was $35,745. Go to Redshores.ca for race replays and more. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

One of the most successful and dedicated harness racing horsemen on PEI is a man by the name of Boyd MacDonald. Boyd has raced horses here on PEI, especially right here in Summerside going back as far as 1970. Before Boyd got his license to drive horses in 1973, other people did the driving. Junior Chappell would be the driver of his first horses, Post Road Sport and Happy One, and then Reg MacLure became the regular pilot of Boyd’s horses. Boyd bought so many horses and brought them here to PEI, not only for his enjoyment and fun, but to make our harness racing product better and something to be proud of. He raced his horses in both Summerside and Charlottetown but he seemed to have a lot of love for Summerside, as when I was a little boy, I can remember Boyd racing here every week. Some of the horses that Boyd campaigned over the years, (and I also should include his trainer Everett Lowther, who worked for Boyd for many many years and is quite a likeable character.) include Post Road Sport, Rhythm Girl, Happy One, Martown, Hawaii N, Rosie Joe, Seaport N, Nikey Irene, Knalman, SH Shrimp, Double Command, Scheme A, Shaleen Globe (a very good New Zealand bred mare and just one of many New Zealand breds that Boyd brought to PEI), Lucky Leita, as well as Fairly Lucky, Lindsay N, Island Gem and Brilliant Hanover N (all four of these co-owned by Doctor Erwin Howatt, another great fella), Laura Vee Haines, Millippa (another top class mare), Ad Painter and the list goes on and on. Reprinted with permission of PeiCanada

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Fresh off a dominating performance on Saturday afternoon during Gold Cup and Saucer week, Soccer Hanover will lead the way in the featured pace on a special Wednesday evening harness racing card at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The Prince County Oval has 13-dash slated for a 6 P.M. Wednesday start and Soccer Hanover will race in event number 12 of the evening from post 5 in the 100th start of his career. The compact field of pacers will battle for the lion's share of the $2,450 purse with Corey MacPherson back in the bike behind Soccer Hanover after a five-length victory in his last start in a dazzling 1:53.4 for co-owner and trainer Leith Waite and co-owners Les and Spencer Waite. The six-year-old son of Dragon Again has made four trips to the winner's circle in 2020 and has 16 lifetime wins from 99 starts. Maritime Champion Heart And Soul has been on top of his game this season and will get Jason Hughes in the race bike from post 4 in the top event for trainer George Riley. Paris Beau scored a narrow upset in the Wal and Joe Hennessey Memorial in Charlottetown last week and will see Gilles Barrieau pick up the catch drive for trainer Doug Beckwith of New Brunswick. Brandon's Glory (To be driven by Dale Spence) has rail control and Mantario will reunite with Brodie MacPhee from post 2. The Backstretch Beat in Wednesday's race card has Soccer Hanover as the top choice. "Soccer Hanover draws the outside but the short field should make that a non-issue. After that 1:53 and change performance in his latest there is no doubt the road to the winner's circle goes through him." The back-up pace of the evening lines up in race 10 with $2,200 at stake. Howmac Magic has rail control for driver Barrieau, trainer and co-owner Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley and co-owner Donald Callbeck of Kensington. The Articulator pacer will look for win number seven of his career. Also in the back-up class, Flowersonthebeach (Ken Murphy) has post 2 and in a harness racing oddity will race against his sire Varadero Hanover (David Dowling) who has post 4. Brothers Jeff and Devon Wallace train the pacers, respectively. Go to Redshores.ca for race programs and more and wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Avatar J put the finishing touches on a grand slam for harness racing driver Gilles Barrieau in winning the $20,000 James (Roach) MacGregor Gold Cup and Saucer consolation Friday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Barrieau sat a perfect pocket ride with Avatar J in the top event of the night for his fourth win on the 12-dash card. Yankee Osborne (Driven by Neill MacInnis) guarded the rail in the $20,000 Gold Cup and Saucer consolation race and set up shop on the front end with splits of 27.2, 56.1 and 1:24.4 while the Danny MacDonald trained Avatar J sat comfortably in the two-hole. Avatar J tipped out in the stretch drive to power by for a 1:52.4 one-length victory over Yankee Osborne with Freddy Bear (Marc Campbell) rallying for third. Jody Sanderson of Cornwall co-owns the winning American Ideal pacer with Dean Larkin of Edwards, Ont. Red Dirt Star gave Barrieau his second biggest win of the evening in a $13,600 Lady Slipper Gold division for three-year-old pacing fillies in 1:56.1 over Na Naa Said So (Redmond Doucet) and Watch Me Dance (Jason Hughes). Daniel Ross of Belfast holds the ownership papers on the Barrieau trainee. The rest of Barrieau's four-bagger was kicked off in the race 2 Donnie and Nan Simmonds Memorial pace as Howmac Dragonator won in 1:59.3 from the Ron Matheson stable, followed by a $7,300 Lady Slipper grassroots win in race 7 aboard JJ Gracie in 1:56.1 from his own stable. The other $7,300 Grassroots divisions were won by Woodmere Harriet (David Dowling) in 1:56.2 for trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and Kiss Me Im Irish (Brodie MacPhee) in 1:59.2 from the Tom Weatherbie stable. Woodmere Skyroller (MacPhee) scored a narrow victory in a $13,600 Lady Slipper Gold division for sophomore pacing fillies, stopping the clock in 1:55 over a hard charging Dustylane Zambucca (Corey MacPherson) while Elm Grove Ocean (Ken Murphy) completed the triactor. Kevin MacLean trains Woodmere Skyroller for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Rae Seelster (Adam Merner) had a lifetime best performance in the race 1 Larry Spencer Memorial pace with a 1:58.3 victory. Need To Know scored an upset in the George Wilkie Memorial in race 4 for trainer-driver Jason Hughes at 7-1 odds. Total wager was $90,310. For more information go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - All the glory is up for grabs Saturday evening in the 61st running of the harness racing Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Starting at 7 P.M., the Saturday evening card is the second part of a doubleheader on the final day of Gold Cup and Saucer Week 2020. The $60,000 Gold Cup and Saucer final goes under the spotlight in the race 14 finale. Casimir Richie P is pegged as the one to beat from the Dr. Ian Moore stable of Ontario. A native of Summerside, Moore co-owns the pacer with Michael Goldberg of Toronto and places him in the capable hands of driver Dale Spence from post 6. The Astronomical pacer was a winner in 1:51.2 in Trial 2 Monday night while Trial 1 winner Time To Dance has post 2 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell. Brent Campbell of Charlottetown co-owns the 12-time winning Time To Dance with Matthew McDonald of Edwards, Ont. Rose Run Quest, the only horse in the field to have previously raced in the Gold Cup and Saucer final, has post 8 with Gilles Barrieau in the seat from the Campbell stable. Woodmere Ideal Art (To be driven by David Dowling) will leave from post 5 for trainer Sifroi Melanson. The Articulator gelding is the first Island-bred horse to race in the Gold Cup and Saucer final since Country Estate in 2008. The Post Time Picks are in agreement with classifier Gerard Smith in Casimir Richie P getting the top spot on the ticket. "That was an awesome performance in trial two where he got front and then fired home in 27.1 to win in 1:51.2. He may not get that trip tonight but his driver says he can do it any way so we'll see what Dale decides to do but we expect him to hit the wire first. " Other entries in the ultra-competitive field of eight are Lisburn (Kenny Arsenault), Screen Test (Corey MacPherson), Father Ofthe Year (Mike Downey) and Simple Kinda Man (Jason Hughes). Woodmere Chella is the favourite off the rail in the race 13 Birthplace Of Confederation Final for a $8,000 pot sponsored by the City of Charlottetown in memory of Dr. Bob Webster. Spence drives the pacing mare for trainer Marvyn Webster of Kensington. A pair of $12,500 Joe O'Brien Gold divisions line up in races 9 and 12. The card also features the Miriam Simmons Memorial, The Kiwanis George Kays Memorial, The Papermaker Pace, the David MacPhail Memorial, the Colonel Dan Trot, the Mayor's Pace, the Minister Of Finance Pace, and the Premier's Pace. Go to Redshores.ca for race programs and more and wager online at HPIBet.com. Or click here for the program Southwind Ion Looks To Double Up In Linda Ford Memorial CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Fresh off a front end score, Southwind Ion will look to take David Dowling all the way in the Linda Ford Memorial pace in the opening half of a Saturday doubleheader at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park on the final day of Gold Cup and Saucer week 2020. The 10-dash Saturday afternoon card starts at 1P.M. with the Linda Ford Memorial pace in the race 10 finale. Southwind Ion has post 6 in the $1,900 class with Dowling in the bike for trainer Jennifer Doyle, who co-owns the Sportswriter mare with Danny Birt of Earnscliffe. The mare was a 1:56.2 victor on the lead Tuesday evening for her 22nd lifetime win. Dueling Banjos brings a summary of six straight top-three finishes into the race with post 7 for driver Steven Shepherd and trainer Jay Noye while Dreas Good Powow was a winner her last start from the Joe MacDonald stable of Cornwall. The 40-time winner will have Corey MacPherson sitting behind her Saturday afternoon from post 1. The Post Time Picks in the Saturday afternoon program will place the post 6 starting Southwind Ion as the top choice. "Southwind Ion blasted off the wings and went right down the road for Dowling last time out. She gets the same class, same driver and maybe the same result." Also in the field are Medici Hanover (To be driven by Jason Hughes), Dorabella (Adam Merner), Good Luck Kathy (Brodie MacPhee), Paythelinebluechip (Marc Campbell) and The Time To Win (Gilles Barrieau). Race 5 is the Tom & Margaret Claybourne Memorial Trot for a $2,350 purse. Setting Day is the morning line favourite from post 4 for driver Kenny Arsenault, trainer Mike McGuigan and owner Jamie Whalen of Avondale. Rest Assured is the favourite in the race 4 Fred & Rena Hughes Memorial with Barrieau at the lines for trainer Blaine McKenna and owners Marsha Knox and Kyla and Wade MacDonald of Stanhope. A pair of $8,400 Joe O'Brien Grassroots division for three-year-old pacing colts line up in races 6 and 8. Watch the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. For this program click on this link By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After a pair of breaks in Gold Cup and Saucer Trial 2, Yankee Osborne will look for a comeback in the $20,000 harness racing James (Roach) MacGregor Gold Cup and Saucer consolation Friday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The consolation event lines up in race 12 on Friday's card, kicking off at 7 P.M. as part of Gold Cup and Saucer week 2020. Yankee Osborne will leave from post 1 in the event with Neil MacInnis in the bike for trainer Ross MacInnis and owners Sarah Jane Stable of Ontario, Frank MacInnis of Nova Scotia and Thane Arsenault of Charlottetown. A winner in the $7,500 Lindsay Construction Cup in a track record performance, Yankee Osborne is the morning line favourite in the MacGregor consolation. Avatar J also made a break in stride in Trial 1 and has drawn post 2 on Friday night with Gilles Barrieau in the driver's seat for trainer Danny MacDonald. JJ Powerball just missed making the final with a fifth place finish in Trial 2 and retains the services of driver Brodie MacPhee. The Post Time Picks in Friday's program lists Avatar J as the top choice. "Avatar J gets a favourable post in here and might be able to draft behind Yankee Osborne the entire way. If he's sitting second at the top of the stretch he could zip down the passing lane and get it all." Also in the field is Freddy Bear (To be driven by Marc Campbell), Mach It Again (Dale Spence), Best To Hurst (David Dowling) and Euchred (Redmond Doucet). The evening card also features the Lady Slipper Stake for three-year-old pacing fillies. Woodmere Skyroller has post 6 in race 11 on the card as she vies for the top prize in the $13,600 event from post 6 for driver MacPhee and trainer Kevin MacLean. The other $13,600 Gold division is earlier on the card with Watch Me Dance (Jason Hughes) the morning line choice fresh off a 1:55.4 romp by six-lengths from the Stephen Quinn stable. Race 1 is the Larry Spencer Memorial pace, sponsored by Coldwell Banker Parker Realty, with Rae Seelster (Adam Merner) the favourite. The Donnie and Nan Simmonds Memorial pace will see Winter Blast (David Dowling) try to overcome post 7 in race 2. Divine Deo (Barrieau) is the top pick in the race 4 George Wilkie Memorial. Watch the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

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