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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

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

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - In what has been a common theme so far this season, the harness racing Marc Campbell stable will send out a powerful duo in the featured event Friday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 10-dash Friday card starts off at 6 P.M. with the $2,850 Preferred 2 pace lining up in race 9. The Campbell pair of post 4 starter Jetster (To driven by Adam Merner) and post 6 newcomer Time To Dance (Campbell) has the respect of the top two picks on the morning line odds. Jetster was victorious in this class last Friday with Campbell at the lines while Time To Dance delivered a five-length romp in his first East Coast assignment down a notch on the class ladder for owners Brent Campbell of Charlottetown and Matthew McDonald of Edwards, Ont. Race analyst Les MacIsaac elects to go a different direction as he sides with the red hot Brittany Watts stable and post 2 starter Creepinn (David Dowling). "Creepin lost his cover at the half last week which left him first up the rest of the way and that's back-to-back starts he's had to rough it," MacIsaac said. "He still got home in 28 and change though and with a smoother journey tonight he's a potential sleeper." Also in the preferred 2 field are Mantario (Kenny Arsenault), Beyondthesilence N (Chris Davies), Winter Blast (Jason Hughes) and Hes Marvalous (Myles Heffernan Sr.). The Open trot renews again on Thursday with a field of six top-flight trotters competing for the lion's share of the $2,500 purse. Freddie leaves on the far outside after delivering a mild upset in this class last week for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. The 61-time winning Majestic Son trotter will have to overcome Glider Man, who will be looking for redemption from post 5 after falling short as the heavy post time favourite last week for the duo of driver Kenny Arsenault and trainer Jennifer Doyle. Hop Up takes a two-race win streak into the event leaving from post 2 for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Keith Campbell. The field is rounded out by Supreme Monarch (Mike McGuigan), Windemeredontuworry (Norris Rogers) and Star Photo (Hughes). 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 best mares racing on the Eastern Seaboard will again hook up Thursday evening in the featured harness racing event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The $2,900 Fillies and Mares Open pace headlines the 10-dash card that has a first race post time of 6 P.M. The Marc Campbell stable has won this class the first two weeks of the season and Arc Light will put her short undefeated streak to the test from post 6. Adam Merner will pick up the catch drive behind Arc Light for owner Grayland Farm of Gulf Shore, N.S. The four-year-old daughter of Camystic has found the winner's circle both weeks of the new season. Campbell will elect to drive stablemate Dreamfair Zenfire from post 2 after beating this class with the newcomer on June 4. Berazzled has been knocking on the door with a pair of runner-up finishes since coming East and will again have Mike McGuigan at the lines from post 5 for trainer Jonah Moase. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sides with the preferable post position of Dreamfair Zenfire as he places her on top of his ticket. "Dreamfair Zenfire's modest winning streak was halted last week but she still turned in a solid effort," MacIsaac said. "Moves a couple of spots to her left for this one and is reunited with Marc who's red hot so we'll treat her as the one to beat." Also in the class are Miss Kabana (To be driven by Vincent Poulton), Much Adoo (Brodie MacPhee), Woodmere Chella (David Dowling) and Southwind Ion (Jason Hughes). The evening back-up class lines up in the race 10 finale for a $2,300 purse. The eight-horse field appears to be a wide open affair with Killean Finale picked as the morning line choice from post 6 for driver Ken Murphy, trainer Clifford Murphy and owners Dr. Mary McNiven and Pacemaker Stable of Nine Mile Creek. Falls Creek makes her East Coast debut from post 5 with Campbell in the bike for new trainer Bo Ford. The Badlands Hanover mare won her last outing in the $7,000 claiming class in February at Rideau Carleton Raceway outside Ottawa. Catch the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Saturday evening harness racing feature was a duel to the finish but Avatar J prevailed at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Driver Jason Hughes pointed the Danny MacDonald trainee to the lead in the $3,200 preferred pace and was released to the first quarter in 27.4 by Beyondthesilence N (Driven by Chris Davies). Avatar J cruised through the next split in 57 then came under pressure fighting off Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell) and Screen Test (Corey MacPherson) to the three-quarters of 1:26.1. Rose Run Quest had to settle back to third but Screen Test kept up the pressure down the stretch to narrowly finish second. Rose Run Quest was third. Avatar J is owned by Dean Larkin of Edwards, Ont., and Jody Sanderson of Cornwall. Bugsy Maguire walked away with the evening back-up class giving driver Brodie MacPhee his first win since returning to driving. MacPhee's last victory was on August 3, 2014. The 2019 Cecil Ladner Memorial champion, Bugsy Maguire toured the capital oval in 1:56.1 for trainer Wade Sorrie and owner Walter Simmons of Summerside. Driver Adam Merner scored a driving triple on the night including a pair of victories for trainer Melissa Rennie. Likely To Win won race 2 of the card in 1:57.2 then Maritime Champion Windemere Ryan captured the finale in a new lifetime best of 1:56.2 to kick off his three-year-old season. Merner's other victory came with Legendary Ron in a front-end score of 1:57.1 for owner Douglas Matheson of Cornwall. Marc Campbell had a pair of training wins on the card as Time To Dance won his East Coast debut in 1:55.2 and veteran pacer Eagle Jolt won in 1:57.2. The track crew had the historic oval in top-notch shape as the slowest dash of the 10-race card was recorded in 1:57.4 in possibly the fastest program since the track opened in 1888. Wager was $55,334 For race replays and more go to redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

Summerside, PE - The Prince County Horsemen's Club, in cooperation with the Red Shores Summerside, has agreed to a scheduled racetrack closure to allow for maintenance preparation for the upcoming harness racing season in Summerside. The racetrack needs repair to recondition to original specifications and requirements. The racetrack will be closed beginning on Tuesday June 15th at 7am until Friday June 19th at 5pm. . The PCHC has options availability prior to 7am daily and after 5pm daily for light exercise for on track trainers only. By Lee Drake

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The 'Beast' was unleashed Friday evening as newcomer Silver Beast easily toured the harness racing oval in the finale at the Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown. Silver Beast went off at the heavy post time favourite and found no challengers in his $2,000 assignment for driver David Dowling, trainer Brittany Watts and owner Island Silver Stables of Kelvin Grove. It was the first start on red soil for the four-year-old Ontario Sires Stakes graduate who was recently acquired by his new connections. The Betterthancheddar pacer cruised through splits of 29.3, 1:00.4 and 1:29.4 before closing out the mile in 1:57.4 over Bold N Bad (Driven by Jason Hughes) and Messier Seelster (Marc Campbell). Jetster topped off a driving hat trick for trainer-driver Campbell in the $2,850 featured Preferred 2 pace, just one night after the driver scored five wins in the bike. Jetster used a first-over assault heading to the half-mile marker to overtake Hes Marvalous (Myles Heffernan) and open up by four lengths to win in a lifetime best equalling performance of 1:56.1. Jamie Struthers of Glace Bay, N.S., owns the Jeremes Jet eight-year-old, who celebrated his 30th lifetime victory. Creepin (Dowling) finished second in the top event while Hes Marvalous was third. Campbell's other wins were with Freddie in the $2,400 Horses and Geldings trot in 2:00.1 from his own stable and in a maiden breaking score with the Michael Gallant trained World Wonder in 1:57.4. The Fillies and Mares trot class was won by Hop Up (Corey MacPherson) in 2:00.2 for owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Victoria West. Live racing continues Saturday evening at the capital oval with a 6 P.M. post time for the 10-dash program. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

Live harness racing returned to P.E.I last week with two programs and steps up another notch this week with programs scheduled for Thursday, today and Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park (CDP). The capital oval added the extra program to deal with a healthy horse population as horse owners look for racing opportunities in condensed 10-dash cards due to space limitations on race night to comply with physical distancing requirements. The CDP is set for the same schedule next week, but Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway could also open up for the season on Friday, June 26, pending approval from the provincial health authority. There has been lots of talent on display on the season’s first cards with a number of top-notch three-year-olds returning to the fold as well as top-quality aged horses that have been purchased during the down season. The open pacing ranks have seen newcomers like Avatar J, Beyondthesilence N and Silver Beast while Glider Man will look to be a major factor in the trot classes this summer. The ranks of the open pacing mares have seen the biggest new investments with some very nice lasses to watch in Berazzled, Dreamfair Zenfire, Miss Kabana, Much Adoo and Southwind Ion. These fresh faces are sure to make for an action-packed summer of racing on the Island. Racing resumes in Nova Scotia this week with spectators allowed on site, provided they distance themselves. The Truro Raceway gets going tonight while Northside Down in North Sydney begins on Saturday. Alberta also announced it will begin the season this weekend. P.E.I. scene Driver Corey MacPherson will be looking to hit a career milestone very soon as the 31-year-old Cornwall driver was 10 wins shy of the 1,000-win plateau before the Thursday night program. Across the continent Royaltywestho paced into the record books Friday, June 5, at The Meadowlands in New Jersey as the Island-bred filly was a winner in 1:50.4 for trainer Ron Burke and driver Yannick Gingras. Bred by Gary MacPherson of North Wiltshire, Royaltywestho is now the sixth fastest Maritime-bred mare ever with the group led by Elleofnxample (1:49.2). The score was win 21 of Royaltywestho’s career as her career earnings surpassed $175,000. Nicholas Oakes' column appears in The Guardian each Friday. He can be reached at nicholasoakes@hotmail.com. Reprinted with permission of the Journal Pioneer

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - This year has been full of unexpected twists and turns but Island harness racing has been twisting out more of the same as Marc Campbell, the dominant driver of the previous decade, just keeps on winning as he did Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Winsloe reinsman scooped up half the races on Thursday's 10-dash card including delivering as the favourite in the featured Fillies and Mares Open pace aboard Arc Light from his own stable. The stakes graduating daughter of Camystic sat last in the $2,900 event while Much Adoo (Driven by Brodie MacPhee) set the tempo of 28.2 and 59.1. Berazzled (Mike McGuigan) then committed first-over with Arc Light taking the cover through the three-quarters of 1:28.1 before surging past in the stretch drive to complete the mile in 1:56.2. Berazzled was second with Miss Kabana (Vincent Poulton) third. Grayland Farm of Gulf Shore, N.S., holds the ownership papers of Arc Light. Campbell opened the card up with Ezra Express from his own stable in 1:59.1 then took a trio of catch driving scores with What A Babe in 2:00.2 for trainer Todd Walsh of Charlottetown, Scoot Out Of Here for trainer Vaughan Doyle in 2:00.1 and with Dueling Banjos in 2:01.4 for Jay Noye of Cornwall. Theskysthelimit broke her maiden on the program in 2:00.3 from the Eddy Doucette stable and brought driver Corey MacPherson closer to a career milestone with win 991 of the 31-year-old Cornwall resident's career. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. Wager tonight was $48,767 By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

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