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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The fastest horse in the history of Nova Scotia harness racing will make the trek across the Northumberland Strait to take on the Saturday evening harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 11-dash Saturday card has a 6 P.M. post time with Yankee Osborne drawing post 5 in the field of six featured pacers in race 10 fresh off a 1:52 victory in the Lindsay Construction Cup at Truro Raceway. Neill MacInnis will be driving the Gold Cup and Saucer hopeful in Saturday's $3,100 preferred pace for trainer Ross MacInnis and owner Sarah Jane Stables of Mono, Ontario. The five-year-old son of Yankee Cruiser was a private purchase from the Burke stable of Pennsylvania in the Spring. Simple Kinda Man was the runner-up to Yankee Osborne in that track record performance but he is being billed as the top choice with rail control for driver Jason Hughes, trainer Chris MacKay and owners D Racing Stable of New York and Don MacRae of Vernon Bridge. Simple Kinda Man knocked off the top pacers in Charlottetown last week with a head decision in 1:53.4. Third choice is Avatar J from the Danny MacDonald stable of Charlottetown with Gilles Barrieau at the lines from post 3. The 20-time winner last went to the gate in Truro, finishing fifth to Yankee Osborne, pacing his own mile in 1:53. Freddy Bear makes his East Coast debut from the outside post 6, moving into the Marc Campbell stable with Campbell at the lines. Owned by a numbered Ontario company out of Ottawa, Freddy Bear has been racing the conditioned ranks at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ontario. Race analyst Les MacIsaac takes Simple Kinda Man for the top of his triactor selection. "Simple Kinda Man is a versatile type with good early speed and a dangerous finishing kick, both of which he can exploit with rail control," MacIsaac said. "Timing and trip are crucial in a rfce like this and the post advantage he has can only boost his chances." Also in the field are Soccer Hanover (To be driven by Walter Cheverie) and Screen Test (Corey MacPherson). Former Stakes Star Favoured In Summerside Feature SUMMERSIDE, PE - A full slate of 12-dashes will be featured Sunday afternoon in Prince County Harness Racing at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The first of a dozen races has a 1 P.M. post time on Sunday afternoon and former Atlantic Stakes star Heart And Soul is the morning line favourite in the race 11 top class carrying a $2,700 purse. Walter Cheverie will steer the Maritime Champion son of Western Paradise from post 5 for trainer George Riley and owner Riley Farms of Summerside. A winner of 28 lifetime races and $104,849 in purses, Heart And Soul will leave from post 5 in the field of seven. Pillage And Burn has been unheeded at every fraction since being claimed for $8,500 in Truro by owner Perry Burke of Quebec and placed in the Trevor Hicken stable. The Cam's Card Shark nine-year-old will leave from post 3 on Sunday with Brodie MacPhee in the bike as he looks for his third straight Island victory. Mystery Phil knocked off the top event last Sunday and has another good starting spot from post 4 for trainer Melissa Rennie and driver Adam Merner. The Backstetch Beat in Sunday's program lists Pillage And Burn as the top choice to find his nose on the wire first. "Pillage And Burn has yet to taste defeat in the Hicken stable so we'll wager today will not be the day that changes," reads the beat. Also in the field are Phil Dorleans (To be driven by Ken Murphy), Woodmere Ideal Art (Robert Laffin), Jeb (Jason Hughes) and Mach It Again (Dale Spence). Mantario leads the way in the race 9 back-up pace for a $2,200 pot. MacPhee picks up the catch drive for trainer Dale Sobey and owner Walter Simmons of Summerside. Other top entries in that class are Howmac Magic (Hughes) and Painted Desert (Corey MacPherson). Go to Redshores.ca for race programs and more. Wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores    

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a first over brush to the front Sophist took the Thursday evening harness racing feature pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. David Dowling supplied the winning steer aboard Sophist in the $2,200 top pace for trainer Chris MacKay and owner Jordan MacKay of French River stopping the clock in 1:57.2. Collective Wisdom (Driven by Gilles Barrieau) was second with Killean Finale (Ken Murphy) third. The Lloyd Hannah Stable of Summerside doubled up in trot action on the card as Windemeredontuworry provided a mild upset in the $2,500 Open trot in 2:00.3 over a rain soaked capital oval. Barrieau was in the bike behind the Atlantic stakes graduate for owner Eric Johnston of Summerside as he won over Hop Up (Corey MacPherson) and Glider Man (Kenny Arsenault). Hannah's other win was also for owner Johnston as Summit City Nate overcame post 8 to be placed first in his $2,000 trot assignment to give driver Dale Spence his first ever trotting victory in the race bike. Supreme Monarch (MacPherson) won the dash but was placed behind Summit City Nate after going inside two consecutive pylons in the final turn. Total wager was $40,175. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After disposing of her harness racing foes in her latest outing, Falls Creek will look for lifetime win number 25 in the Thursday night featured pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday program kicks off at 6 P.M. with the $2,200 featured fillies and mares pace lining up in race 11. Falls Creek is the morning line favourite from post 4 with leading driver Marc Campbell at the controls for trainer Bo Ford and owner Arnold Myers of Charlottetown. The five-year-old daughter of Badlands Hanover sits at 24 wins from 74 lifetime starts. Collective Wisdom is second choice from the outside post 6 for driver Gilles Barrieau and trainer Ron Matheson after finishing fifth against the boys her last start. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sides with Falls Creek for the top spot. "Falls Creek came first up at the half last time and despite being uncovered the rest of the way, she still won and in the fastest time on the page this year to boot," MacIsaac said. "Off that performance we'll look for her to double up." Also in the field are Paythelinebluechip (To be driven by Steven Shepherd), Julep Hanover (Wade Myers), Sophist (David Dowling) and Killean Finale (Ken Murphy). The top trot carries a $2,500 purse in race 10. Majian Tango drew post 6 as the top choice for trainer-driver Jim Ripley of Amherst, N.S., with top entries Glider Man (Kenny Arsenault) and Freddie (Campbell) drawing outside of him. Pop I makes his East Coast debut from post 5 for trainer-driver Gordie Hennessey after shipping in from New York. For race programs and more go to Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - While the traditional Old Home Week festival in August has been cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19, officials with Red Shores have continued with plans for the normal week of racing but under very different circumstances. The harness racing portion of the normal festivities is being billed as Gold Cup and Saucer week this year and will run from August 13 to 22 ending with The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer final on midnight Saturday evening. There will be no charge to get on the grounds for the week but the crowd allowed on the property will be dramatically reduced to comply with Public Health protocols. Gold Cup and Saucer week will see the normal evening race cards being held but only the first Saturday and Gold Cup and Saucer Saturday will have a double program of afternoon and night racing. This removes the doubleheaders that were normally held on the Monday and Friday. Post times will 1pm and 7pm. The week will also feature divisions in the Atlantic Sires stakes showing the best Maritime stars. Lee Drake, Red Shores manager of Racing, Brands and Broadcast, says the organization has been working diligently with the team of Chief Public Health Officer Heather Morrison to hold the pivotal week of racing while adhering to all health protocols. "While the action on the track will be top notch as it always has been, the biggest change is the on track fans," Drake said. "As directed by the public health office, we cannot allow thousands of people on site like other years. Back in April, Red Shores and PEI Harness Racing Industry submitted proposals outlining plans and protocols for return of harness racing. These protocols will be in place, which again will affect the amount of people attending the event. We are committed to following these guidelines for the safety of horse people, staff and customers." As of now, travel restrictions are tight for people coming into the region from outside the Atlantic Bubble, coupled with the U.S. border being closed, which will have an impact on the usual entrants to the Gold Cup and Saucer final. "We want to keep as much of the fanfare and pageantry as possible for the 61st edition of the Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer but there is no question it will be different this year," Drake said. "Picture the race exactly the same but with a few hundred people on site instead of tens of thousands of people. We do plan on hosting local Gold Cup parties around PEI with restaurant partners, in accordance with public health guidelines, and other promotions to be announced soon." Drake wants to remind all horse people coming from Off-Island of the travel protocols in place and asks everyone planning to come for the week from Atlantic Canada to contact the race office in Charlottetown as soon as possible for stabling. The number is 902.629.6636. The current protocols in place in the barn area in Charlottetown will remain in effect for Gold Cup and Saucer week, Drake says. "If you think you will be going like previous years to hang out and socialize in the barns that is not going to happen this year," Drake said. "Safety is our number one priority." Red Shores will continue to provide updates at redshores.ca and Red Shores social media platforms as it becomes available. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The finest harness racing pacers in Eastern Canada will again meet up Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Saturday card has a 6 P.M. post time for the first of 12 dashes with the preferred pace hitting the track in race 11. Simple Kinda Man is the favourite in the $3,000 event after a runner-up finish to Yankee Osborne in 1:52 in last week's $7,500 Lindsay Construction Cup at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia. Jason Hughes is back in the seat behind Simple Kinda Man for trainer Chris MacKay and owners D Racing Stable of New York and Don MacRae of Vernon Bridge. Rose Run Quest has finished third in both the big Invitational dances this season and gets post 6 on Saturday for trainer-driver Marc Campbell. Lisburn was a 1:53.4 victor by open lengths last Saturday in Charlottetown with that pacer drawing post 4 this week for trainer-driver Kenny Arsenault. Race analyst Les MacIsaac thinks today will be Rose Run Quest's time to shine. "Rose Run Quest has not been winning with the frequency he did last year but don't lose sight of the fact that he's yet to be out of the top three," MacIsaac said. "He looks like the one to knock off." Also in the field are Rockin Indy (To be driven by Mike McGuigan), Jetster (Brodie MacPhee), Burn Out Hanover (Walter Cheverie) and Soccer Hanover (Ken Murphy). The Open Mares class lines up in race 10 with a full field of eight pacing lasses. Sodwana Bay reasserted her dominance in her latest start in Truro with a 1:54.4 victory at the Nova Scotia half-miler. Gilles Barrieau is back in the bike behind his trainee for owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire. Other top entrants are Arc Light (Campbell) and Woodmere Chella (David Dowling). Catch the action live on the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The betting public's choices made front and trotted away in the first leg of the Island Ocean Trot Classic Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The event was the first leg of the new series presented by JD Marine and Diving Inc. Daisy River won the first $3,950 bout as the post time favourite, with Jason Hughes at the controls of the Maritime Champion for owner-trainer William Lanigan of Montague stopping the clock in 1:58.4. Little Miss Winnie (Driven by Kenny Arsenault) was second while Osprey Delta (Paul Larrabee) was third. Hop Up claimed the second division with a 2:00.2 front-end score for driver Corey MacPherson and owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Victoria West. Sailor Blue (Ken Murphy) grabbed second while Whim Road Gem (Jack Panting) recovered from a break to finish third. Majian Tango had a mild upset in the $2,300 Open trot in 1:59.2 over Glider Man (Arsenault) and Windmeredontuworry (Norris Rogers). The winning horse is owned by Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S., with Jim Ripley handling the training and driving duties. Trainer Ron Matheson had a training triple from his barn, all with Gilles Barrieau in the driver's seat. Thebossisagirl won race 9 in a time of 1:57.2 while Pacific Delight was victorious in race 3 in a maiden breaking score of 2:00.2. Much Adoo came later in the program to win in 1:58.2 for the combination of Matheson and Barrieau. For more information go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The first leg of the inaugural Island Oceans Trot Classic, presented by JD Marine and Diving Inc., takes to the track Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday card has a 6 P.M. opening post time with the $3,950 Island Ocean Trot classic legs for aged trot mares lining up in races 2 and 4. The first $3,950 division in race 2 has Maritime Champion Daisy River selected for the top spot from post 2 with Jason Hughes in the bike for owner-trainer William Lanigan of Montague. Other top entries are Little Miss Winnie (To Be driven by Kenny Arsenault) and Osprey Delta (Paul Larrabee). Open trot contender Hop Up leads the way in the other split in race 4 for driver Corey MacPherson and owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Victoria West. Setting Day just won her seasonal debut in 2:01 and has post 3 for trainer-driver Mike McGuigan as second choice while Whim Road Gem (Jack Panting) is picked for third. JD Marine and Diving Inc., co-owner Cam MacPhee is excited to be part of the new series, aimed at getting horse owners to invest in trotting mares on the East Coast. The series will have additional legs on August 9 at Red Shores Summerside, Sept. 3 in Charlottetown and Sept. 27 at Summerside, followed by a final on Oct. 11 as part of the Atlantic Breeder's Crown program in Charlottetown. MacPhee is a director of the newly formed P.E.I. Standardbred Breeder's Association, where the idea for the trot mares' series came about over the winter. Then when the ink was dried and the sponsorship was offered to JD Marine and Diving, which MacPhee co-owns with Don Richards and Jamie Thompson, he jumped at the opportunity. "It was a no-brainer for me," MacPhee said. "It's good for my business but even better for our industry and that is the ultimate priority for me. I hope this series has steady growth with bringing quality mares, and future broodmare prospects, to the region to grow the trot gait." Catch the action live on the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Sticking his nose in the front from the start, Lisburn saw no challenges on his way to a scorching harness racing victory in the Saturday evening feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. In line to trainer Kenny Arsenault in the $2,900 featured pace, Lisburn was launched to the lead and sauntered through fractions of 29.1 and 57.1 before cranking up the tempo to hit three-quarters in 1:25.3. Lisburn then closed out his five-length victory in 1:53.4 for one of the fastest miles ever seen in July in the history of the half-mile capital oval. Kevin Harvey of Hammonds Plains and Rudge Racing of Dartmouth, N.S., hold the ownership papers on the winning five-year-old son of Rock N Roll Heaven. Soccer Hanover (Driven by Walter Cheverie) was second while JK Express (Mike McGuigan) was third. Rockin Indy teamed up with McGuigan to win the $2,500 back-up pace in a front-end score of 1:56.4 over Nogreatmischief (Cheverie) and Harbourlite Jerry (Steven Shepherd). Troy Murray of Clyde River owns and trains Rockin Indy, who celebrated his 27th lifetime win. A pair of veterans prevailed in deep stretch for the biggest upset of the night in race 5 as 10-year-old Oh To Be Me and 60-year-old owner-trainer-driver Gary Chappell edged by in the final strides to win at 12-1 odds. Lincoln Seelster (McGuigan) finished second at 20-1 odds with Santanna Sass (Shepherd) third to complete the $1,005.60 triactor ticket. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores    

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After hooking up in last week's Governor's Plate consolation race, Lisburn and Soccer Hanover will have another show down Saturday evening in the feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 11-dash Saturday card has a 6 P.M. start time with a tight knit field of five contesting the race 10 $2,900 Preferred 2 pace. Soccer Hanover reigned victorious in the Governor's Plate consolation from post 8 and will have to circle the field again as he has drawn the outside post 5 with Walter Cheverie in the bike for co-owner and trainer Leith Waite of Kensington along with co-owners Les and Spencer Waite. Lisburn was third in that mile and the former Gold Cup and Saucer finalist will look for redemption Saturday from post 3 for trainer-driver Kenny Arsenault. Creepin and driver David Dowling has rail control as he looks for win number one of the new season. Race analyst Les MacIsaac places Lisburn on top of his tickets. "Lisburn finished third in the Plate consolation despite being uncovered for the back half of the mile," MacIsaac said. "Since a much smoother journey is in the cards from this improved post there could be nothing to stand in his way." Also in the featured field are Silverhill Buddy (To be driven by Gordie Hennessey) and JK Express (Mike McGuigan). The back-up pace lines up in race 8 for a $2,500 pot with Tempo Seelster the morning line favourite with rail control for co-owner and trainer Gary Poulton and co-owner Dewar Burhoe of Charlottetown. Vincent Poulton will pick up the catch drive this week as the horse looks for win number 34 of his career. Rockin Indy drops out of the Governor's Plate consolation and draws post 4 in the field for trainer Troy Murray. McGuigan will drive the seven-year-old son of Rockin Image in place of regular driver Adam Merner, who is racing in stakes action in Nova Scotia on Saturday night. Tune into the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. Murphy, 'Flash' Favoured In Summerside SUMMERSIDE, PE - Flash In The Pang will look to avenge his latest narrow loss and establish a new winning streak in the Sunday afternoon featured event at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 11-dash Sunday presentation kicks off at 1 P.M., and the $2,700 featured field lines up in race 10. Flash In The Pang is the morning line choice in the field of seven after winning two straights races then being nipped in 1:56.2 in his latest. Ken Murphy will be back in the bike for trainer Molly Murphy and owner Hughie Murphy of Augustine Cove. Noudidnt Blue Chip comes into the event riding a two-race undefeated streak since relocating back East to the Jonah Moase stable. David Dowling will drive the pacer in his first start since Canada Day in Summerside. Former Maritime Champion Heart And Soul has rail control in the top class with Gilles Barrieau picking up the catch drive behind the George Riley trainee after a trio of top two finishes for regular driver Walter Cheverie, who is not in action Sunday. The Backstretch Beat in Sunday's race program has Flash In The Pang pegged for the top spot."This horse has never been better than he is right now," reads the beat about Flash In The Pang. "With consistency and speed like that he is hard to go against." Also in the field are Varadero Hanover (To be driven by Dale Spence), Mystery Phil (Adam Merner), Pictonian Storm (Myles Heffernan Sr.) and Jeb (Jason Hughes). Former stakes star Woodmere Ideal Art will contest the second-highest class of the day in race 8 for a $2,250 purse. The five-year-old son of Articulator is likely to be the favourite but he has his work cut out for him from post 7 in the field of as many. Robert Laffin is back in the race bike for trainer Sifroi Melanson and owner Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn, N.B. Other top entries are Likely To Win (Barrieau) and Vegas Rich (Hughes). Tune into the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After having his harness racing win streak snapped last week, Freddie was out for revenge and he got it Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell was in the bike behind his own trainee in the $2,400 Open Trot, getting away third while Star Photo (Driven by Jason Hughes) set the tempo of 29.1, 59.4 and 1:29.3. Freddie used a first-over move to engage that leader and take over past the third station. He then fended off Glider Man (Kenny Arsenault) in the stretch drive to win in 1:58.3 while Majian Tango (Jim Ripley) finished third. Freddie is owned by Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Falls Creek overcame the front-stepping Collective Wisdom (Gilles Barrieau) in the $2,350 top pace for the second part of a Campbell driving triple stopping the clock in 1:56.3. Bo Ford trains Falls Creek for owner Arnold Myers of Charlottetown. Campbell's other win came aboard Paythelinebluechip in 1:57.1 for trainer Jay Noye of Cornwall. Jason Hughes had a driving triple on the program winning with Warrawee Ulla in 1:57 from his own barn, Bettor Be In Love in 1:57.1 for trainer Brendan Mullen of Mount Stewart and with Scotlynn Seelster as part of a training double for Chris MacKay of French River in 1:58.4. MacKay's other win came with Sophist (David Dowling) in 1:59.3. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Live harness racing returns to the provincial capital after a short Governor's Plate Week hiatus on Thursday evening with a 6 P.M. start for an 11-dash card at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The evening feature has the top trotters going toe-to-toe in race 5 of the card for a $2,400 purse. Glider Man is relegated to the outside in the field of six after upsetting Freddie during Summerside's big race week and beating the top class the week previous. Kenny Arsenault will drive Glider Man for co-owner and trainer Jennifer Doyle and co-owner Danny Birt of Earnescliffe. Freddie has a favourable post position this week as the veteran trotter leaves from post 2 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell after falling short in his latest as the post time favourite. The Majestic Son trotter will look for redemption and to add to his 63-lifetime wins. Rail control belongs to Maritime Champion Daisy River with Walter Cheverie in the bike while Jim Ripley is back in action from his Amherst, N.S., stable with Majian Tango from post 3. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sides with Freddie for the top spot."Freddie has not been worse than second this year and draws inside those that look to be his main competition," MacIsaac said. "Other than the short price there's not much to dislike."Also in the Open trot field is Star Photo (To be driven by Jason Hughes) and Windemeredontuworry (Brodie MacPhee). The top pace of the evening is in race 10 for a $2,350 purse with a field of seven aged pacing mares. Much Adoo has the post-position advantage with the rail for driver MacPhee, trainer Ron Matheson and owner Rollwithitharry Racing of Marshfield. The Classic Card Shark eight-year-old was a winner her last start in 1:58 at Red Shores Summerside. Other top entries are Miss Kabana (Vincent Poulton) and Collective Wisdom (Gilles Barrieau). Catch the action live on the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

Coral Springs, FL - The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) will host the next free harness racing handicapping contest on Scott Alberg's Facebook page on Saturday, July 18 at the Red Shores Charlottetown Driving Park on Prince Edward Island, Canada. One special race will be selected from the Red Shores Charlottetown Saturday program and contestants can enter free of charge. All you have to do is select the correct exacta (first two official finishers in the race, either by their starting post position number or by the name of the horse). Red Shores Casino and Racing, Truro Raceway's Hubtown Horse Owners Club and USHWA Canada's Maritime member Melissa Keith have arranged for the three "Maritime Prize Packs" that will be given away in this week's contest. If more than three correct answers are submitted, then a drawing will take place with all the correct winners and the first three names drawn will win a Maritime Prize Pack. This week's prizes include T-shirts and caps from Red Shores; Hubtown Horse Owners Club ball caps and "Harness the Action" stickers from Truro Raceway; Melissa Keith's contributions of Nova Scotia-made Tuffy's Totes bags and Bluenose orange pekoe tea, named after the famous Nova Scotian racing schooner; and other surprises in all 3 prize packs. Scott Alberg, the 2006 National Harness Handicapping Champion, who also has numerous other handicapping titles, has been a Standardbred owner in the past, and has agreed to partner with USHWA as the contests new title sponsor. To enter the contest, fans must go to Scott Alberg's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/scott.alberg.3,, where the contest will be prominently displayed. Alberg, as he has done in the past, will run the contests. All contest winners will have their name posted after the event and the ranking they finished in from the prize drawings. As soon as the draw takes place at the Red Shores Charlottetown Driving Park this week, the program proof page for the race selected will be posted for race fans to handicap from. For more information check out Scott Alberg's Facebook Page, USHWA's Facebook Page, Twitter and Instagram accounts or the new USHWA website at www.usharnesswriters.com. A list of prizes winners are available anytime from either Scott Alberg's Facebook or from USHWA via email at ushwainfo@gmail.com. By Steve Wolf, for USHWA  

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  

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

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

David MacKenzie, General Manager of Red Shores, today announced the appointment of Lee Drake as Manager of Racing, Brands, and Broadcast, effective immediately. In this position Mr. Drake will be responsible for the entire Red Shores racing operations at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside, as well as the facilities highly regarded Race Day Broadcast and Brand Management. Lee Drake has a life- long involvement and interest in harness racing, and was recently elected to the Board of Standardbred Canada as the Atlantic Racetrack Director.   Red Shores

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