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SUMMERSIDE, PE - The rookie pacing colts start their quest for the Atlantic Breeder's Crown Thursday evening at Red Shores at the Summerside in the first leg of the Atlantic Sires Stakes as part of Governor's Plate Week racing. The 11-dash program has a 7 P.M. start time featuring a duo of $12,680 Atlantic Sires Stakes A-divisions in races 7 and 9. The first split in race 7 has Notorious for top billing with rail control for trainer Darryl MacLean, who co-owns the son of Malicious with Gordon MacLean of Winsloe and Shirley Symes of Springhill, N.S. Walter Cheverie gets the catch driving call on the colt fresh off a 2:02.4 qualifier. Other top contenders are Mrs Browns Boy (Driven by Clare MacDonald) and Red Dirt Rocknroll (Lenny Myers). The other $12,680 A-division lines up behind the Noonan Petroleum Starting Gate in race 9 with Red Dirt Boomer favoured after an impressive 2:01.4 qualifier with a 28.2 closing quarter. Gilles Barrieau trains and drives the son of Malicious for owner Daniel Ross of Belfast. Woodmere Bolt is the lone to colt to taste pair-mutuel victory in the field and receives 3-1 morning line odds from post 2, while Fern Hill Dynamic is selected for third from post 4 with Mark Bradley at the controls. The program also features a pair of $2,500 B-divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts in races 3 and 5. The Henry, Philip and Marlene Doucette Memorial hits the track in race 6 for a $1,300 purse. Ultimatelyhandsome is the race favourite from post 6 with Jason Hughes is the bike for trainer Sifroi Melanson and owner Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn, N.B. Race 8 is sponsored by Gentleman Jim's Restaurant in memory of Cam Cameron with Southfield Sassy favoured for Driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Frank Banks. Go to www.Redshores.ca for more information. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - The Atlantic Sires Stakes season kicks off Wednesday evening for the two-year-old pacing fillies as part of Governor's Plate Week racing at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 11-dash Wednesday evening card starts at 7 P.M. featuring three A-divisions and two B-divisions for the rookie fillies. The first $9,020 A-division is in race 2 with a compact field of five two-year-old pacing fillies. Driver Walter Cheverie and trainer Joseph Baxter teamed up already this season with Royaltywestho to dominate the three-year-old pacing filly division and will look for more success with another daughter of Westhwardho Hanover. Therealdeal leaves from post 2 to lead the way in race 2 for the combination of Baxter and Cheverie, while the post 2 starter is owned by Jennifer Baxter and Gregory Francis of Windsor, N.S. Other top contenders are Lady N Paradise (Driven by Dave Carey) and Woodmere Rio (Earl Smith). The second A-split lines up in race 8 and Howmac Sabrina is the favourite after turning in a sharp qualifier in 2:01.4 with a 28.1 closing panel for driver David Dowling and trainer Earl Watts. The post 4 starting daughter of Malicious is owned by Brittany Watts of Warren Grove and Windemere Farms of Hampshire. Other top entries are Unapologetically (Cheverie) and Dustylanbukinfuty (Corey MacPherson). The final A-division hits the track in race 10 for a $9,020 pot with the sales topper from last fall's Atlantic Classic Yearling Sale leading the way from post 6. Woodmere Tango will have Clare MacDonald in the bike after garnering a $28,000 price tag as yearling. Morah Kerr of Greenfield, N.S., holds the ownership papers for the daughter of Articulator after she posted a 2:01 qualifying mile at Truro Raceway in her only charted line. Other top entries in race 10 are Skycrew (Vincent Poulton) and Magical Mistress (Adam Merner). A pair of $2,500 B-divisions line up in races 4 and 6. For race programs and promotional information check out www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - The rookie and sophomore trotters will convene for their first meeting of the season Tuesday evening at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway as part of Governor's Plate Week racing. The 12-dash program kicks off at 7 P.M. at the Prince County oval with the Atlantic Sires Stakes for two and three-year-old trotters sponsored by Meridian Farms. The two-year-old division in race 4 could well be the largest purse of the season for the rookies with just eight entrants making for a combined purse of $15,580. All eight horses are making the first starts of their careers but Little Miss Winnie is the early favourite by virtue of her 2:07 qualifier at Red Shores Charlottetown. Kenny Arsenault will drive the daughter of Tad The Stud from post 5 for trainer Ralph Annear and owner Steven Sorrie of Montague. In three-year-old trotting action, race 2 will be the first split on the program with Sailor Blue favoured in the $6,340 event. Ken Murphy is in the race bike for trainer Cindy MacDonald of Montague, who co-owns the Ambro Barrister filly with Yossi Martonovich. Daisy River (Driven by Paul Lanigan) and Miss Emerson Ridge (Clare MacDonald) are other top entries. The second division is in race 6 as A Pure Heart is selected for the top spot with post 5 for trainer-driver Danny MacDonald and owners Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd., of Crapaud and Daniel Ross of Belfast. The Armbro Barrister colt was a second place finisher in his latest outing with Kent Beattie in the bike. The top three morning line choices are filled by Majian Gilroy (Jim Ripley) and Dustylaneambyr (Jack Panting). Buddy White gets top billing in the final $6,340 split in race 8 by virtue of being the only horse in the division to win a race in this early point of the 2018 season. Adam Merner was in the bike that day and is back at the controls Tuesday from post 2 for trainer Stephen Gass and owner Blayne White of Belle River. Other top entries include West River Cindy (Clare MacDonald) and Osprey Delta (Walter Cheverie). For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - An early break by race favourite Elm Grove Kaboom opened the way for an upset victory in the top event Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The speedy 10-dash program saw eight of the dashes timed in 1:57.2 or faster with the $2,200 top event no exception. Stars Above (Driven by Steven Shepherd) was the first to the pylons in the capital oval feature and he proceeded to string out favoured Elm Grove Kaboom (Marc Campbell) past the opening quarter in 28.1 before the later made a break. Stars Above then continued on the front end with splits of 56.3 and 1:27.1 with his competition swarming three -wide at that third station. That left an opportunity for Oh To Be Me, and Gary Chappell, to steer through traffic and hit the wire first in 1:56.4 at 5-1 odds. Second went to Tempo Seelster (Vincent Pouton) while Elm Grove Kaboom rallied for third. Oh To Be Me is trained and owned by Chappell, of Charlottetown. Big Surf made his presence felt in his return to East Coast racing, as the former top Invitational pacer was a front end winner in 1:56.1 leaving from post 8 for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. The seven-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere was sold by Burke to U.S., interests in 2016, with him last racing in Pennsylvania in May then reacquired by his former connections. Campbell scored a driving triple on the program winning with Jetster in 1:56.2 from his own stable, Painted Pony in 1:56.3 for trainer Raymond White of Belfast and Bettim Vicky in 1:56.3 for trainer Jeff Lilley of Milton. The Saturday program was the last card at Red Shores Charlottetown until Thursday, July 19, as Island racing focuses on Governor's Plate week racing in Red Shores Summerside with cards on Tuesday through Saturday. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. Czar Seelster, Euchred Capture Governor's Plate Eliminations SUMMERSIDE, PE - Speed was on display Sunday afternoon as 14 horses contended for spots in next Saturday's 50th edition of the Governor's Plate, presented by Township Chevrolet Buick GMC, at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Adkins Hanover pushed the issue early in the first $5,000 elimination as driver Ambyr Campbell sent the pacer to the front with blistering opening fractions of 27 and 55.2. That was when race favourite Euchred and driver Adam Merner abandoned the pocket to make a move for the front, touching down on the pylons before the three-quarters of 1:24.3. The Terry Gallant trainee finished out the mile unchallenged, winning in 1:54 for owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. Second went to Mr Irresistible (Driven by Jason Hughes), while Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie) was third and Keep Coming (Corey MacPherson) completed the top four pacers that will make their way to the historic $22,000 final. The second $5,000 elimination capped off the Sunday afternoon program as Czar Seelster posted an upset at 8-1 odds with Kenny Arsenault at the lines for trainer Todd Weatherbee and owner Tammy Johnston of Vernon Bridge. Do Over Hanover and driver Jason Hughes guarded the rail at the start, parking out race favourite In Spades (Austin Sorrie) to the quarter in 27 seconds flat. In Spades would gain the front with fractions of 55.3 and 1:25.2, while Czar Seelster watched the action from the pylons in third. Czar Seelster advanced around the last turn to nail In Spades at the wire, while Do Over Hanover finished third and Cartoon Daddy (Dale Spence) finished fourth to punch his ticket to the final. Driver Arsenault said the trip worked out perfectly for Czar Seelster to land on the wire first. "They were playing some hardball on front and I was hoping they would as that horse of Sorrie's, In Spades, is a nice horse and if he had of got cheap fractions he would have been hard to beat," Arsenault said trackside after the victory. The fifth to seventh place finishers in each elimination will populate the $5,000 Governor's Plate consolation, which will contain Give Em Heck, Tobinator, Fast N Victorious, Adkins Hanover, Zero Rate and Ashes To Ashes. Governor's Plate week racing continues Tuesday evening at 7 P.M. featuring the two and three-year-old trotters in Atlantic Sires Stakes action. Check out www.Redshores.ca for race replays, promotional plays and more. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A tight knit field of seven pacers will contest the Saturday evening top class at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 10-dash program at the capital oval kicks off at 6 P.M., with the featured pacers lining up in race 9 for a $2,200 purse. Elm Grove Kaboom and trainer-driver Marc Campbell are the morning line choice from post 3 for owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield. Perfect Escape comes into the race with a 1:55.3 victory in his latest charted line with Gilles Barrieau back in the bike for trainer Jackie Matheson leaving from post 6. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is going with Elm Grove Kaboom for top spot. "Elm Grove Kaboom might be risky at a short price given the fact that he's only delivered 40 per cent of the time as the chalk this year," MacIsaac said. "Having said that, he seems to be rounding into form and last years record should tell you what he's capable of when he's on his game. Top call." The field also includes Tempo Seelster (Driven by Vincent Poulton), Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell), Narragansett (Jason Hughes), Stars Above (Steven Shepherd) and Red Magician (Corey MacPherson). The $100,000 Dash For Cash continues on the Saturday program with the promotion set for race 12 on the card. Two lucky patrons that spent $10 or more on one wager earlier on the card will have a chance to select the full order of finish in the eight horse field and win the $100,000 grand prize. Mick Dundee is the favourite in the $1,700 event for owner-trainer-driver Donnie MacNeil of New Haven. Big Surf makes his Island return in the event drawing post 8 for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Trevor Hicken. The son of Somebeachsomewhere was formerly a top contender in the free-for-all ranks in Atlantic Canada before being sold to U.S. interests. His latest start was at The Meadows in Pennsylvania and was subsequently reacquired by former owner Perry Burke of Quebec. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. Governor's Plate Hopefuls Face Off Sunday SUMMERSIDE, PE - The finest aged pacers on the Eastern Seaboard of Canada will come together Sunday afternoon in Governor's Plate elimination action at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 12-dash afternoon program has a 1 P.M. start time with a pair of $5,000 eliminations for the 50th edition of the Governor's Plate presented by Township Chevrolet Buck GMC. The first field of seven squares off in race 10 with Euchred favoured from post 4 for the combination of driver Adam Merner, trainer Terry Gallant and owner Kayla Kabicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. The six-year-old son of Shadow Play had his streak of top two finishes snapped last week as he finished fourth in a blistering mile to In Spades. Mr Irresistible rides a two-race win streak into the first elimination after a profitable last week on the mainland. The Jennifer Doyle trainee was a winner in 1:54.2 in the preferred pace at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia for driver Jason Hughes, then came back three days later to win the $5,000 Walter Dale Invitational at Exhibition Park Raceway in Saint John, N.B. Other entries in the first elimination include Zero Rate (Driven by Kenny Arsenault), Keep Coming (Corey MacPherson), Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie), Adkins Hanover (Ambyr Campbell) and Ashes To Ashes (Gilles Barrieau). The second $5,000 Governor's Plate elimination lines up in race 12 with defending champion Do Over Hanover leaving from post 1 with Hughes in the bike for trainer Chris MacKay and owners Red Isle Racing of North Granville, Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge and Allard Racing Inc., of Saint Esprit, Que. The winner of $260,000 was a nosed out second in his latest outing in 1:55.1. In Spades will be the second elimination favourite fresh off a 1:53.1 win at Red Shores Charlottetown for trainer-driver Austin Sorrie and owner Walter Simmons of Summerside. The Bettor's Delight gelding leaves from post 4. Also in the field is Fast N Victorious (Merner), Czar Seelster (Arsenault), Give Em Heck (Barrieau), Tobinator (MacPherson) and Cartoon Daddy (Dale Spence). Race 11 will feature another Governor's Plate Decade of Champions race honouring the winners from 1991 to 2000. Offshore Cowboy is the favourite in the $1,700 class with Dale Spence in the bike for trainer Donnie Milligan. For more information including details on the ongoing $100,000 Dash For Cash go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes. for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - The Governor's Plate Decade of Champion celebration continues on Canada Day Sunday at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The Sunday afternoon card has 13-dashes listed with a 1 P.M. first race post time. The race 12 preferred pace has $2,500 on the line while honouring the Governor's Plate winner from 1981 to 1990 with connections of those horses invited out to the winner's circle. The Celebration continues with a decade honoured each time leading up to the 50th running of the Governor's Plate final on July 14 at the historic Prince County Oval. Fast N Victorious will look for another victory Sunday afternoon in the preferred pace in a bid to punch his ticket to a Governor's Plate Invitation next week. Adam Merner drives the son of Art Major for trainer Stephen Gass and owners Kent Livingston of Cornwall and Wade MacDonald of Stanhope. The pacer leaves from post 4 this week fresh off a 1:56 victory over Summerside last Sunday. Cartoon Daddy aims to be a main contender in the preferred pace, drawing the rail after last racing in the Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational. Dale Spence gets the catch driving call for trainer Rachel Andrew and owner Brian Andrew of Milton, P.E.I., and William Andrew of Calgary, Alta. Salmonier Storm has been hot so far this season at Summerside but ended his streak of on-the-board finishes with a sixth place last week. The pacer gets post 2 to work from this week in the compact field of five for trainer-driver Ambyr Campbell. Post 3 in the Sunday afternoon preferred sees Mando Fun and driver Kenny Arsenault while defending Governor's Plate champion Do Over Hanover has post 5 with Jason Hughes in the race bike. The Canada Day pace lines up in race 10 with Old Buck favoured off the rail with Hughes in the seat in the $1,900 contest. Trainer and owner Alan MacDonald of Summerside has won this staple of Canada Day racing previously and will look to add to Old Buck's two-race win streak Sunday. Other top entries include J Rs Hurricane (Arsenault) and Rash B Havior (Mike Peters). For information on the $100,000 Dash For Cash and more go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Not even the outside post could get in the way of Fast N Victorious' route to the winner's circle Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Adam Merner supplied the winning steer in the $2,500 preferred pace as the Stephen Gass trainee was on top at every call in his East Coast debut for new owners Kent Livingston of Cornwall and Wade MacDonald of Stanhope. Time of the mile was 1:56. Merner laid down fractions of 29.1, 59 and 1:27.3 with Fast N Victorious before fighting off Heart And Soul (Driven by Walter Cheverie) in deep stretch. Confident Fella (Marc Campbell) completed the $404.45 triactor ticket while race favourite Do Over Hanover (Jason Hughes) finished fifth. Merner had three wins on the program as he also clicked with J Rs Hurricane in 1:59 for Jean Charles Belliveau of Scoudoic, N.B, and Red Magician in 1:56.3 for trainet Melissa Rennie of Charlottetown. Live racing continues on P.E.I. Thursday and Saturday at Red Shores Charlottetown and next Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Summerside for Canada Day racing. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes. for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top harness racing pacers on the Eastern seaboard of Canada will meet Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park for the Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational and In Spades is set to shake things up. First race post time is 6 P.M. for the 12-dash card with the $5,000 Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational carded as the evening finale. In Spades landing on Prince Edward Island for his East Coast debut to the stable of 18-year-old trainer-driver Austin Sorrie for owner Walter Simmons of Summerside. The talented four-year-old pacer has already put together a solid 2018 season with five wins from 20 starts on the tough Ontario circuit included a blistering 1:52.4 mile over the half-mile oval at The Raceway at Western Fair District in Ontario just last month. He gets post 5 for his debut. The seven best horses in Atlantic Canada will try to fend off his advances Saturday evening in the first free-for-all test of the season. Euchred has reigned supreme so far this season and lands with post 4 Saturday for driver Adam Merner, trainer Terry Gallant and owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. The six-year-old son of Shadow Play sports four wins from his last five starts and gets the support of race analyst Les MacIsaac. "A couple of new faces have landed on the scene to try and put an end to his domination." MacIsaac said of Euchred. "He's coming off a Maritime seasonal mark last week for his fourth win from his last five tries. The road to the winner's circle could go through him." Intended Royalty ships in from Cape Breton but is shouldered with post 8 for the team of driver Redmond Doucet and trainer Randy Copley while riding a four-race win streak. Czar Seelster has been hot lately and leaves from post 3 Saturday for trainer-driver Todd Weatherbee fresh off a just beaten second place finish to Euchred in 1:54.4. Other entries include Mr Irresistible (Driven by Jason Hughes), Cartoon Daddy (Corey MacPherson), Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell) and Ashes To Ashes (Gilles Barrieau). The 'King' of Island racing, Campbell will continue his quest for 2,000 wins in Atlantic Canada alone in his career on the Saturday program. The O'Brien award winning horseman needs six more victories to achieve the historic feat. For live video, programs and information on the ongoing $100,000 Dash For Cash go to www.Redshores.ca. Do Over Hanover rings bell in countdown to Governor's Plate CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Island harness racing continues down the road to the 50th edition of Governor's Plate on July 14 and last year's defending plate champion will be contesting the Sunday afternoon preferred pace at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The Prince County oval has 13-dashes on tap Sunday with a 1 P.M. first race post time. The 2017 Governor's Plate champion, Do Over Hanover, is back on red soil for the 2018 season and makes his first start off the bench in the race 12 top class for a $2,500 purse. Jason Hughes will drive the Chris MacKay trainee for owners Allard Racing of Quebec and Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. The race is fittingly sponsored as the first leg of the Governor's Plate Decade Of Champions with Red Shores honouring past champions from 1969 to 1980. Connections of those champions are invited out to the track for a special pace on designated cards leading up to this year's final. Do Over Hanover is undeniably the class of the field but his only charted line since April was a 2:00.3 second place finish in a qualifier and he has hardened competition to contend with Sunday. Fast N Victorious makes his P.E.I. debut from post 6 in the field of as many. Adam Merner will do the driving behind the winner of $120,000 for trainer Stephen Gass and owners Kent Livingston of Cornwall and Wade MacDonald of Stanhope. The five-year-old son of Art Major last raced at Plainridge in Massachusetts, pacing in 1:55 and change. Salmonier Storm leaves from post 2 for trainer-driver Ambyr Campbell with an impressive summary of six straight on-the-board finishes, while last week's top class winner, Mando Fun, has post 5 with Kenny Arsenault at the lines. Race analyst Bo Ford cautiously selects Do Over Hanover for the top spot this week. "This is Do Over Hanover's first start off an average qualifier for this bunch," Ford said. "It doesn't need explanation but here it is - $127,630 in 2017 is more than the whole field made combined last year, and there wasn't any of them that won the Governors Plate or raced in the Gold Cup. Even if he gets beat, we look smarter for picking him, then if we don't pick him and he wins." The field is rounded out by Heart And Soul (Driven by Walter Cheverie) and Confident Fella (Marc Campbell). The $100,000 Dash For Cash continues on the Sunday program with two lucky patrons that spend $10 or more on a single wager getting chance at the grand prize at the end of the program. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Despite getting away sixth at the start of Sunday afternoon top class at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway, Cartoon Daddy demolished his opposition. With Corey MacPherson at the lines, the six-year-old son of Art Major stopped the clock in 1:56.3 after using a hard brush to earn the front end before the three-quarters and draw clear to win by one-and-a-half lengths. Second in the $2,350 event went to Salmonier Storm and trainer-driver Ambyr Campbell while Heart And Soul (Driven by Walter Cheverie) was third to complete a healthy $336.90 triactor. Rachel Andrew trains Cartoon Daddy for owners Brian Andrew of Milton and William Andrew of Calgary, Alta. The duo of Summerside driver Norris Rogers and New Brunswick trainer Sifroi Melanson clicked twice on the Sunday afternoon program. Rogers guided Ultimateflyingnum to a 17-1 upset in the race 4 for a 2:00.1 trip from the Melanson stable while Instant Shadow captured the $1,800 back-up pace in 1:56.3 for Rogers and Melanson. The Blaine McKenna stable also had two wins on the afternoon scoring with Inspector Murdoch (Jason Hughes) in 1:59.3 and Hunger Pangs (MacPherson) in 2:01. Marc Campbell had one visit to the winner's circle on the 12-dash card to bring his career win total to 1,999 with his historic milestone still eluding him. The 33-year-old Winsloe driver will be the youngest driver to ever hit 2,000 career victories while racing in Atlantic Canada. Campbell won on the Sunday card with Four Brass Starz in 2:00.4 for owner-trainer Nick MacGillivray of Stratford. Live racing continues on P.E.I. with cards Thursday and Saturday at Red Shores Charlottetown and next Sunday, June 17, at Red Shores Summerside. The $100,000 Dash for Cash with a brand new prize structure gets underway Saturday and Sunday. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top three-year-old pacing fillies and colts will converge on Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday for Maritime Breeder's elimination action. The eliminations feature two divisions for the sophomore colts and two divisions for the sophomore fillies with the top four from each race making next week's rich finals. First race post time is 6 P.M. for this Saturday's 12-dash program. The first $3,000 elimination lines up in race 5 with divisional leader Tobins Terror with trainer-driver Gary Chappell being shouldered post position 8 in a field that includes the talented Royaltywestho from post 5 with Walter Cheverie at the controls. Tobins Terror has been undefeated in stakes action so far this season for owners Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd., of Crapaud and Daniel Ross of Belfast. The other $3,000 three-year-old pacing filly elimination has Maritime champion Woodmere Ceilidh favoured from post 4 in race 9. The Clare MacDonald trained and driven daughter of Articulator is owned by Chris Neville of Sydney, N.S., and has yet to taste defeat in three seasonal starts. Other top entries include Bettim Jackie (Driven by Ken Murphy) and Woodmere Wyldstyle (Adam Merner). The first $3,000 three-year-old pacing colt elimination is in race 7 and top colt Half Cut will be the one to beat in the field of eight. Starting from post 4, Half Cut will have regular pilot Mark Bradley at the lines for trainer Tom Weatherbie and owners Kyle and Joseph Gardiner, Michael Currie and Jerry MacKinnon. The track record holding son of Stonebridge Terror has been unbeaten so far in 2018 as he looks to find one of the top spots for next weeks final. Sock It Away is tied with Half Cut for purse earnings this season but will have to wait another day for their much-anticipated show down. Sock It Away is in the final elimination in race 11 from the unfavourable post 8 for driver Marc Campbell, trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. The Summerside Raceway track record holder was a winner in 1:57 in his latest outing but has to face The Colonel (Gilles Barrieau) from post 4 fresh off a 1:56.3 victory. For more information on Saturday program including race replays, live video, race programs and promotion information go to www.Redshores.ca Red Shores Summerside features pacers from across Island SUMMERSIDE, PE - The top pacers in Prince County racing will face off against some hardened campaigners from the capital region in the Sunday afternoon top event at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. First race post time is 1 P.M. for the 12-dash Sunday afternoon program with top western pacers Mando Fun and Confident Fella racing against Charlottetown ship-ins Winter Blast and Cartoon Daddy in the race 11 top class. Winter Blast gets the nod as morning line favourite from post 6 with Jason Hughes in the bike for trainer Jennifer Doyle and owner Danny Birt of Stratford. The grey son of Sand Shooter has yet to miss the top four this season for his connections but the post 5 entry, Cartoon Daddy, has the lead in the win column with three victories from his last five starts. Corey MacPherson drives Cartoon Daddy from post 5 for trainer Rachel Andrew while Confident Fella (Driven by Marc Campbell) has post 3 and Mando Fun (Kenny Arsenault) has post 7. Race analyst Bo Ford gives his top spot to Cartoon Daddy. "Cartoon Daddy kicked the campaign off on the right foot with three in a row, may have even gained himself a new lassie or two with his efforts but he was just average in his most recent," Ford said of the Meridian Farms stallion. "With a week off and an easier looking class today, we're all over him." The top class is also populated by Pictonian Storm (Austin Sorrie), Heart And Soul (Walter Cheverie) and Salmonier Storm (Ambyr Campbell). The back-up class lines up in race 9 with Instant Shadow the top choice but has to overcome post 7 for the combination of driver Norris Rogers and trainer Sifroi Melanson. The five-year-old son of Shadow Play was a commanding winner in 1:58 in his latest outing. Machinthesand leaves from post 2 in the $1,800 event for trainer Hughie Murphy and gets the catch driving services of David Dowling this week for the drop in class. Catch the action live at the track or tune in to www.Redshores.ca for live video and more. By Nicholas Oakes, for For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The weather may have been cold but the Jackie Matheson stable was nothing short of red hot on the Saturday evening program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Charlottetown trainer sent six horses to the starting gate on the weekend program at the capital oval and never missed the top three, including four trips to the winner's circle. The action started in race 3 for Matheson, as father Ron Matheson was in the bike for a 2:03.4 score aboard Artners In Crime. Father and son teamed up again in race 4 as Ron steered Four Corners to a 2:02.4 victory, then driver Gilles Barrieau scored a pair of Matheson trainees to victory winning with Ashes To Ashes in 1:59.3 and Give Em Heck in 2:00.4 over the track rated three seconds off. Rose Run Quest found his way to victory in the $2,650 preferred pace with an off-the-pace victory for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown, stopping the clock in 1:58.3. Tobinator (Driven by Corey MacPherson) cut out the mile with fractions of 28.1, 57.1 and 1:28.1 giving the cold shoulder to a parked out Czar Seelster (Kenny Arsenault). Euchred (Adam Merner) had his win streak snapped in the race as he finished second best while Mr Irresistible (Jason Hughes) was third. Live race continues Thursday evening at 6:30 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. Mando Fun Overpowers Red Shores Summerside Feature SUMMERSIDE, PE - Mando Fun utilized a first over brush to gain the lead late in the mile in the featured event at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway and found his way to the winner's circle. Kenny Arsenault engineered the winning score in 1:57 after acquiring the lead from favoured Confident Fella (Driven by Marc Campbell) past the three-quarter pole. Confident Fella cut out the early fractions but had to settle for second while Heart And Soul (Walter Cheverie) grabbed the show prize. Mando Fun is co-owned and trained by Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley for co-owner Donald Callbeck of Kensington. Salmonier Storm and trainer-driver Ambyr Campbell captured the $1,900 back-up pace with a front end score of 1:58.1 for owner Brian MacPhee of Clyde River. Second went to One Hot Camshaft (Ken Murphy) with Coasttocoastshark (Devon Wallace) completing the $712.30 triactor ticket. Race 3 saw an accident past the five-eighths pole as W C Kenzie Cookie (Wallace) made a break in stride on the front end interfering with multiple horses including Camco Willow (Austin Sorrie) who fell to the racing surface. Both Camco Willow and Sorrie were able to walk away from the incident unscathed. Live racing at Red Shores Summerside continues next Sunday, June 10, at 1 P.M. Check out www.Redshores.ca for race replays and more. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside are gearing up for a busy season with exciting race series, signature events, and the 7th annual Drive for Charity presented by Red Shores. The Drive for Charity event features 10 of Prince Edward Island's top harness drivers, based on 2017 statistics from Charlottetown and Summerside racetracks. The drivers will partner with Island businesses to raise money for local charities. Each win will earn $25 toward their charity. Here are the participating businesses, drivers and their charities. Red Shores Racetrack & Casino- Jason Hughes - Muscular Dystrophy Canada Daniel R Ross Ltd - Kenny Arsenault - Camp Gencheff Meridian Farms - Walter Cheverie - Kidsport PEI A&M Snow Removal - Marc Campbell - MS Society Hansen Electric - Ken Murphy - Canadian Mental Health MacQuarrie's Meats - Gilles Barrieau - Upper Room Food Bank Metro Home Building Centre - Corey MacPherson - PEI Cancer Society Charlottetown Veterinary Clinic - Adam Merner - Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation in memory of Shelley Gass MacRae Backhoe and Trucking- Gary Chappell - Wolf Manor Equestrian Centre 'Syntrak Print and Graphic Design - Mark Bradley - PEI Hospice Foundation The promotion begins on Saturday June 2, 2018 and wraps up on Sunday September 30th. The official draw was held Tuesday during a reception in the Top of the Park. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE – The ‘King’ of Island racing looked to regain his groove as he made four visits to the winner’s circle Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway in the first stakes action of the season on red soil. Marc Campbell scored his grand slam during a card riddled with Ruby Chappell Memorial Stakes divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies and Bob Dewar Memorial Stakes divisions for three-year-old pacing colts. Sock It Away continued his undefeated season in his $5,400 Dewar division, winning in 1:57 for driver Campbell, trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Campbell also won a split of the $6,000 Ruby Chappell stake with Maybeitsmaybelline in a mile time of 1:58.3 for trainer Tom Weatherbie and owners Blair Hansen of Charlottetown and Cheryl Geldart Greer of Norton, N.B. The leading reinsman made his other winning scores in overnight events with Confident Fella in 1:57 for trainer Ralph Sweet of O’Leary and Mando Fun in 1:56.4 for Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley. Tangled Mind recorded the fastest win of the day in Dewar Memorial action, stopping the clock in 1:55.3 for trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau and New Brunswick owners Michael Clinton of Saint John and Alfred Barrieau of Dieppe. The winner in the other $5,400 Dewar divisions were Dustylanewesty (Driven by Clare MacDonald) in 1:57..4, Half Cut (Mark Bradley) in 1:56.1 and The Colonel (Barrieau) in 1:56.3. In Ruby Chappell action, R Es Shabla (Corey MacPherson) won her $6,000 split in 1:58.3, while Woodmere Ceilidh (MacDonald) was a winner in identical time. One Chappell division stayed in the family, as Tobins Terror was a 1:59.3 victor for trainer-driver Gary Chappell. The daughter of Stonebridge Terror is owned by Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd., of Crapaud and Daniel Ross of Belfast. Although Tobins Terror was the winner, the race also saw a career milestone as Ken Murphy finished second with Woodmere Wyldstyle and put the driver over $1 million career purse earnings. Live racing continues at Red Shores Summerside Sunday (June 3) with a 1 P.M. post time. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. Euchred continues Red Shores Preferred dominance CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Euchred bucked the preferred pace trend as hit the wire first after not securing the early lead Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Adam Merner engineered the winning trip as Euchred won his third straight $2,650 preferred pace at the capital oval. Winter Blast and driver Jason Hughes were on front for the first lap of the race, setting fractions of 28.4 and 58.2 before being pressured from the first-over Euchred before the third panel of 1:27.3. Euchred then took control of the race and fought off the challenge posed by Czar Seelster (Driven by Kenny Arsenault) in the stretch drive, while Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell) got up for third. Terry Gallant trains Euchred for owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S., as the son of Shadow Play scored his seventh win from 14 seasonal starts. Driver Gilles Barrieau played a game of patience in the $2,200 back-up pace as he laid fourth on the rail with Ashes To Ashes for the majority of the race before winning in the stretch drive in 1:56.1. Mr Irresistible (Hughes) did all the early road work with splits of 28.1, 57.1 and 1:26.2 before succumbing to the four-year-old Ashes To Ashes at the end of the mile to finish second. Third went to Tobinator (Corey MacPherson). Live racing continues Thursday evening with a 6:30 P.M. post time at Red Shores Charlottetown with racing also scheduled for Saturday (June 2) at 6 P.M. For more information, including race replays, check out www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The summer harness racing meet is hitting full stride at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park but the fact remains that from four preferred paces held so far this season, Euchred has only been defeated once. Euchred will be saddled with post 5 on Saturday evening in the race 9 preferred pace at the capital oval that has a 6 P.M. first race post time. The $2,650 top event has Euchred assigned the outside in the compact field of five with Adam Merner back in the bike for trainer Terry Gallant and owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. The six-year-old son of Shadow Play only tasted East Coast defeat once so far in 2018 and that was at the hooves of Czar Seelster, who gets post 3 this week after been absent from this class on May 19. Kenny Arsenault drives Czar Seelster for trainer Todd Weatherbee and owner Tammy Johnston of Stratford. Whoever controls the front end has hit the winner's circle in every preferred pace so far this season, but despite the outside post, race analyst Les MacIsaac still thinks Euchred can get his third win in-a-row on Saturday evening. "Euchred was three wide to a 27 second opening quarter last week and still left his rivals in the dust with a closing panel in 29 seconds flat," MacIsaac said. "That makes three wins from four tries and other than the likely short price there's not much to dislike." Other entries include Winter Blast (Driven by Jason Hughes), Cartoon Daddy (Corey MacPherson) and Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell). Another tight knit group of top pacers will line up in race 7 on the program in the $2,200 back-up pace. Mr Irresistible draws the outside for driver Hughes and trainer Jennifer Doyle. The six-year-old son of Mister Big was a convincing winner in 1:55.4 in his latest outing but has some talented pacers leaving on his inside. The iron tough Junebugs Baby has post 4 in the event and is reunited with driver Myles Heffernan Sr., this week. The son of Western Paradise has proven more than capable of knocking off top pacers as his biggest victory of 2017 was defeating Mr Irresistible in a stretch drive in the Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational. Zero Rate (Kenny Arsenault) has rail control in the Saturday event, with Tobinator (MacPherson) and Ashes To Ashes (Gilles Barrieau) rounding out the field. Go to www.Redshores.ca for race programs, live video, promotional plays and more. Island Breeders Series Kicks Off Sunday at Summerside SUMMERSIDE, PE - The very best three-year-old colt and filly pacers in Atlantic Canada will converge on Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway on Sunday afternoon for the first legs of the Island Breeders series. The 13-dash program kicks off at 1 P.M. featuring four $6,000 divisions of the Ruby Chappell Memorial Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and five $5,400 divisions of the Bob Dewar Memorial Stake for three-year-old pacing fillies. The first $5,400 Dewar split opens up the card in race 1 with Dowahs Boy the favourite in just his second lifetime start after an eye opening 1:58.4 victory in his career debut over Northside Downs in Nova Scotia. A brother to former top stakes competitors Carol Alice and Nameisonthehalter, Dowahs Boy will have the services of Clare MacDonald in the race bike for owner-trainer Larry Snow of Glace Bay, N.S. Weekend Atnannies if the favourite in the second Dewar division in race 3 with Corey MacPherson at the lines for trainer Leonard (Barney) McGuigan and owner Glenn Dunn of Summerville from post 7. The third $5,400 split is in race 6 with Red Shores Summerside two-year-old track record holder Sock It Away favoured from post 2 for driver Marc Campbell, trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Half Cut is the morning line choice in race 8's Dewar division for driver Mark Bradley and trainer Tom Weatherbie, while the final division in race 12 has Tobins Lightning the likely favourite with rail control for trainer-driver Kenny Arsenault. The quartet of $6,000 Ruby Chappell divisions for the sophomore pacing fillies starts off in race 2 with MacPherson and McGuigan also favoured in that split with post entry R Es Shabla for owner Lloyd Parsons of Carmanville, N.L. Tobins Terror gets top billing in race 5's $6,000 Chappell division for trainer-driver Gary Chappell, while race 7 has Chocolate Terror trying to overcome post 8 as the favourite for trainer-driver Darren Crowe. The final $6,000 division lines up in race 11 with Atlantic Breeder's Crown champion Woodmere Ceilidh leaving from post 5 for trainer-driver MacDonald, against morning line favourite Cherry Pop with post 7 for trainer-driver Darren Crowe. Catch all the action live at the track or check out www.Redshores.ca for live video and more. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

Summerside, PE - The Prince County Horsemen's Club has a new title sponsor for the Governor's Plate at Red Shores Summerside. Township Chevrolet Buick GMC has agreed to sponsor Summerside's signature event with the Governor's Plate celebrating its 50th anniversary on Saturday July 14, 2018. "On behalf of our horsemen's club and the harness racing community we want to thank Township Chevrolet Buick GMC for their support," said PCHC President Kingsley Walsh. Organizers are working on many new events on and off the track which includes the Summerside Lobster Carnival. "We have a solid relationship with harness racing and the Lobster Carnival," said Red Shores Race Manager Adam Walsh. "This season features stakes events, exciting promotions and even special anniversary segments as we honor the 50th running of the Governor's Plate." The 2018 race season gets underway on Monday May 21st at 1pm, with Governor's Plate week starting on Sunday July 8th. . The Summerside Lobster Carnival returns from Thursday July 12 to Saturday July 14th. For more information on race dates, upcoming events and promotions go to www.redshores.ca Editor note: Kingsley and Adam have the same last name. By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside will be holding qualifying sessions to prep for the harness racing season openers scheduled for Charlottetown on Saturday April 28th at 6pm while Summerside starts their campaign on Monday May 21, 2018. Post time is 1pm. Here is the qualifying schedule. Charlottetown Qualifiers Saturday April 21st Post Time 1:00pm Tuesday April 24th Post Time 1:00pm Summerside Qualifiers Sunday April 22nd Post Time 1:00pm Contact the Red Shores race office for more information at 902.629.6634 Lee Drake

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