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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a drop in class out of the Open mares harness racing ranks, Collective Wisdom is heralded as the one to beat in the Thursday evening top event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 10-dash Thursday card gets underway at 6:30 P.M. with Collective Wisdom the favourite in race 9 of the card with a $2,300 purse at stake. Jackie Matheson trains the daughter of American Ideal for owner Woodmere Farms of Marshfield while Gilles Barrieau will handle the driving duties. Miss Sangria has post 3 with Corey MacPherson filling in in the driver's seat for trainer Melissa Rennie while Drivingthedragon N (Driven by Jason Hughes) leaves from post 7 fresh off a second place finish in 1:57.4. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will go with the class dropper for his top pick. "Collective Wisdom is reunited with Gilles, gets a much better post than her last two and exits the open mares," MacIsaac said. "Add all those positives together and she's the one to knock off." Also in the field are Jens Credit (Ryan Perrot), Imagine Speed (Ken Murphy), Julep Hanover (Wade Myers) and Dancers Pass (David Dowling). Race 7 is the Accreon PEI pace with Hurricane Hill favoured from post 8 fresh off a win in 1:58.1. MacPherson is in the race bike for owner-trainer Joe MacDonald of Breadalbane. The top trot of the night lines up in race 6 for a $2,200 purse. Buckaroo is the morning line favourite from post 5 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield. A winner in 2:01.3 during Old Home Week racing, Buckaroo will face off with five challengers in his Thursday evening assignment. For race programs, live video and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – In an identical performance to his Sunday afternoon harness racing victory, Red Magician rode the pocket and won the Dr Blair Kelly Memorial presented by the Charlottetown Vet Clinic in the top class on opening night of Old Home Week 2019 Friday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Adam Merner was in the bike for the perfect journey in the $2,750 Preferred 2 pace as Red Magician sat second behind pacesetter Intended Royalty (Driven by Redmond Doucet) through fractions of 28.1, 57.1 and 1:26.3. Red Magician then got up for a head decision in 1:55.1 over race favourite Intended Royalty while third went to Rockin Indy (David Dowling). Melissa Rennie trains Red Magician for owners Dale and Ronnie Rennie of Elmsdale. Driver Marc Campbell established a lead in the Francis McIsaac Memorial standings for top driver of Old Home Week with three wins on the Friday card. Campbell teamed up with Anzula to win in 1:59.3 in race 2 from the Ken Wilkie stable, then Larjon Lachlan was a 1:59.1 winner for trainer George Rennison and Five Run Homer had a maiden score of 2:02.4 for Campbell and trainer Jamie Smith. Rennison had a training double on the card as the Truro, N.S., horseman ships his stable to Red Shores Charlottetown for Old Home Week again this year. Gilles Barrieau was in the bike for Rennison’s other win as Bettim Vicky was victorious in 1:58.4. For race replays, live programs, access to the worldwide broadcast and more go towww.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The ‘King’ of Island racing was top driver of the Thursday evening program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell recorded three wins on the Thursday card including the $2,250 Open trot. Freddie prevailed in that class in 2:00 in a neck decision over Hop Up (Driven by Corey MacPherson) while Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd) finished third. Campbell trains Freddie for Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Campbell’s first win of the night came with another trotter from his Charlottetown stable as Incredible Hally took a maiden record of 2:05.1. The two-year-old daughter of Angus Hall delivered on her post time promise as the betting favourite. The night was closed out as Campbell teamed up with the Michel Allard trained Imagine Speed to win a division of the Alpine $5,000 claiming series in 1:58 and extend the driver’s lead on the dash win title to 59 on the season at the capital oval. The other Alpine split was won by Leaving A Legacy in 1:59.1 for driver Jason Hughes and trainer Patrick Shepherd. The race 6 Grant Thornton Pace went to Bettorthanbobbie in 1:59.3 for driver Mark Bradley, trainer Tom Weatherbie and owner Ian Smith of Charlottetown. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The open trot has been hotly contested all season at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park but Thursday evening looks like some relief for former champion Freddie. The 10-dash Thursday card kicks off at 6:30 P.M. featuring the Open trot and the Alpine $5,000 claiming series. A compact field of five contest the race 7 Open trot for a $2,250 purse. Freddie leaves from post 5 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. The seven-year-old Majestic Son trotter has recorded five wins and four seconds from 11 seasonal outings and will not have to contend with Majian Tango or Star Photo this week in the top trot. Hop Up will be the major threat to Freddie on Thursday evening as driver Corey MacPherson guides the Keith Campbell trained daughter of Tad The Stud from post 4 fresh off a second place finish race timed in 1:59.4. Also in the field is Suicide Shift (Driven by Steven Shepherd), Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) and Scary Good (Gilles Barrieau). Race 6 is the Grant Thornton pace with Bettorthanbobbi riding a two-race win streak into post 1 as the morning line favourite in the $1,800 event. Mark Bradley will drive the two-year-old daughter of Betterthancheddar for trainer Tom Weatherbie and owner Ian Smith of Charlottetown. The Alpine $5,000 claiming series has a pair of divisions on the program both boasting $1,900 purses in races 8 and 10. Preferred Pacers Battle On Old Home Week Opener CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Old Home Week 2019 officially kicks off Friday evening with a 10-dash presentation at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The busiest week of the year in Atlantic Canadian racing has its official beginning on the Friday evening card with first race post time at 6:30 P.M. The top event of the evening is the race 9 preferred 2 pace styled the Dr. Blair Kelly Memorial pace sponsored by the Charlottetown Vet Clinic. Red Magician comes into the $2,750 event fresh off a 1:55.2 victory at Red Shores Summerside off of a pocket ride and gets post 1 Friday for driver Adam Merner, trainer Melissa Rennie and owners Dale and Ronnie Rennie of Elmsdale. Governor's Plate finalist Screen Test has post 3 for driver Corey MacPherson after cutting out his most recent mile but fading late to finish seventh. Top Inverness pacer Intended Royalty ships in from Cape Breton to leave from post 4 with Marc Campbell set to steer the pacer for trainer Randy Copley. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will expect Screen Test to bounce back to his former Invitational form and hit the wire first. "Screen Test burned a ton of money last week when he packed it in late but maybe it just wasn't his day," MacIsaac said. "Don't lose sight of the fact that he's been facing the bearcats all summer and holding his own. He'll be looking to redeem himself tonight." Also in the field is Rockin Indy (Driven by David Dowling), The Big Bite (Walter Cheverie), Tempo Seelster (Ken Murphy) and Three Truths (Kenny Arsenault). Woodmere Chella headlines the top mares pace on the card in the race 10 finale with a $2,200 purse on the line. Dowling drives the four-year-old daughter of Articulator for trainer Mike Dowling and owner Valleygrove Farms of Kensington. The mare drops out of the Open mares ranks into Friday's contest and draws post 6. Other top entries include West River Ambyr (Steven Shepherd) and Charlottes Western (Marc Campbell). For race programs, promotional information and more go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Down On My Luck found all the luck he needed as he circled the field in the preferred pace stretch drive Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Walter Cheverie engineered the winning trip as he guided the Patrick Shepherd trained pacer from sixth at the head of stretch and powered past his foes to upset at 17-1 odds. Half Cut powered to the lead in the $3,000 preferred pace and driver Mark Bradley cut out splits of 27.1, 55.4 and 1:25.1 before finding himself unable to fight off Down On My Luck in the stretch drive. Half Cut finished second in the 1:55.1 mile while Do Over Hanover (Driven by Jason Hughes) was third to complete the whopping $1,132.20 triactor ticket. Robert Woodburn of St. Thomas, Ont., holds the ownership papers of Down On My Luck. Trainer Kevin Gilles scored a training double as Top Of The Morning (Kyle Gillis) was a 2:00.2 winner and Jeb (Hughes) won in 1:58.1. The card had a pair of $2,800 Open Mares paces with Sodwana Bay (Barrieau) winning one in 1:57.4 and the other split going to Traces Of Purple (Marc Campbell) in 1:56.3. For race replays and more go to redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Freddie went to front and never looked back on his way to the winner’s circle in the Open Trot Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The track record holder was sent to the lead in the $2,250 Open Trot by trainer-driver Marc Campbell and carved out fractions of 30.1, 1:01.3 and 1:31.4 before fighting off post time favourite Majian Tango in 2:00.4. The Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston holds the ownership papers of Freddie as he hit the wire first for the 52nd time in his career to push his lifetime earnings over $142,000. Majian Tango (Driven by Jim Ripley) was second with Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd) rounding out the triactor. Newcomer Eataamup Cassandra showed her love of red soil as she won her Island debut in 1:58.2 for driver Campbell and new owner-trainer Ralph Sweet of O’Leary. The five-year-old pacer scored a mild upset while winning the Thursday finale at 5-1 odds in the $1,900 class. Trainer Earl Watts scored a pair of wins from his Hampshire stable as Josten Hanover had a maiden breaking score in 2:02.4 in line to Jason Hughes and Woodmere Oleksiak teamed up with David Dowling to win in 1:58.4. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After mild upsets in the last two Open trots Majian Tango has the target on his back for his third attempt Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday harness racing card gets underway at 6:30 P.M., with the $2,250 Open Trot lining up in race 8. Ever since the emergence of Star Photo, the rivalry has been between him and Freddie but Majian Tango added another layer to the class when he bested that pair in the last two additions. Majian Tango is now handicapped to post 5 in the field of as many Thursday evening with Jim Ripley back in the bike for owner Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S. The five-year-old son of Tad The Stud has yet to miss the triactor ticket in eight tries this season. Red Shores track trotting record holder Freddie has post four in line to Marc Campbell while Star Photo and Jason Hughes leave from post 3. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is siding with Majian Tango for the top spot again this week. "Majian Tango kicked home in 28 and change to win his last two and with his rallying style these short fields are proving to be right up his alley," MacIsaac said. "Don't rule out a threepeat."  Also in the field is Suicide Shift (Driven By Steven Shepherd) and Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault). Goodmorning Ky has rail control in the top pace of the evening in race 11 with Ken Murphy in the bike for trainer Frank Banks of Summerside. The $2,200 event has other top entries in Outrageous Spirit (Gordie Hennessey) and Miss Sangria (Adam Merner). The final dash of the card will see the East Coast debut of Eataamup Cassandra with Campbell handling the driving duties for new owner Ralph Sweet of O'Leary. The five-year-old daughter of Black Tie Hanover was just a winner in 1:57 over Clinton Raceway in Ontario with Charlottetown native Drew Neill doing the driving on that day. For race programs and live video go to redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Sock It Away was the star of the show on a special harness racing program featuring Harness The Hope Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Saturday card was a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer society of P.E.I. in support of breast cancer. HP Rubis Joyce captured the first dash of the evening in a special field featuring five female horses with five females drivers as Ambyr Campbell steered the daughter of Perfect Union to a 1:58.4 win for trainer Blaine Baglole of Cornwall. Second went to Avid Yankee (Driven by Natasha Day) while Cougar Gal (Tammy MacKay) cut out the mile to finish third. Sock It Away starred in the $3,100 preferred pace presented by McWade Racing and Bayfield Street Alumni, as the Reg MacPherson owned pacer won in 1:54 from off-the-pace. Marc Campbell was in the bike for trainer Kevin MacLean as Sock It Away recorded win number 30 of his career. Bugsy Maguire (Adam Merner) rallied for second with Rollwithitharry (Gilles Barrieau) racing well for third place on a night his fundraising efforts heavily supported. The Harness The Hope night raised $43,068! Corey MacPherson had three wins on the special card as Er Quinn won in 1:58.1 for Jeff Holmes of Orwell, Rockstar Drums was a 1:57.4 winner for Vaughan Doyle of Charlottetown and Spack Jarrow scored a 26-1 upset in 1:59.4 from the Raymond White of Belfast. The wager on the card was $49,535 For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

Harness racing trainers Jimmy and Jamie Struthers weren’t in the market for a new horse when Nikes Cowgirl became part of their lives. The father and son duo already had a number of horses, at the time the late Stewart MacRae of Middle River approached them about taking control of the then two-year-old horse. After some consideration, the Struthers decided to welcome Nikes Cowgirl to their family in 2015 with the intention of racing her. “Stewart was after my dad so much that we decided to take her because he wanted a good home for her if nothing else,” said Jamie Struthers. “In hindsight, she’s turned out pretty nice, so we’re glad that we took her.” JAMIE STRUTHERS Hometown: Port Morien Resides: Glace Bay Age: 55 Driver: Nikes Cowgirl and Diduseethat Racing since: 1995 (24 years) Since 2015, Struthers, a Port Morien native, has seen the now six-year-old mare progress and believes as the horse matures she will continue to impress. “She always showed that she could go, but she had her issues starting off,” said the 55-year-old Struthers. “She would be what they consider to be an aged horse now, but she’s still running good.” Nikes Cowgirl, owned by Jimmy Struthers, but driven by Jamie Struthers, has spent the past two summers stabled in Prince Edward Island. During her time on the Island, she raced at Red Shores Racetrack in Charlottetown. This year, the Struthers family decided to keep her home, choosing to race the horse at Northside Downs in North Sydney. “We wanted to have her home and since we have another mare (Diduseethat) we decided we wanted to have them with us.” The Struthers family has been involved in the harness racing community since 1995. Struthers, who has another horse stabled in P.E.I. this summer, will participate in the J.A. Ferguson Memorial Series Final with Nikes Cowgirl at Northside Downs on Saturday. Racing begins at 1 p.m. at the North Sydney venue. The J.A. Ferguson Memorial race, worth a purse of $2,500, will feature eight horses including Nikes Cowgirl, Makes Me Stupid, Eastview Dexter, Wildcat Jet, Brother John, Elm Grove Ladyluck, Accelerator and Dreamfair Van Dam. “The race has been going on for a long time and it used to bring the best horses from around the Maritimes,” said Struthers. “They decided this year to go with the local horses and there are some strong horses around here.” Struthers believes any of the eight horses could potentially win Saturday’s featured race. “With the right kind of race or the right kind of break in the race, who knows who could win,” said Struthers. “I don’t see any of them as a dead favourite, it’s a competitive class.” The late J.A. Ferguson was the owner of the former Cape Breton Sports Centre, which later became Tartan Downs in Sydney. He was responsible for modernizing the facility in the early 1970s, making it one of the top race venues in Eastern Canada. Over the years, the race has featured many top-notch drivers including Henry Smallwood, Joey Smallwood, Doug Walsh, Danny Romo, Albert Bernard, Dr. Ian Moore, Donnie Rankin, Dave Ratchford and Doug Rankin to name a few. As for Struthers, he will be leaving from post three on Saturday and encourages harness racing fans to attend. “The race has always been a big draw and I’m sure that will be the case on Saturday as well,” said Struthers. “It’s always nice to have a crowd supporting the racers.” By Jeremy Fraser (jeremy.fraser@cbpost.com) Reprinted with permission of the Cape Breton Post

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A cagey harness racing veteran will take on a pair of four-year-olds fresh off the biggest trips of their lives in the preferred pace Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Harness The Hope night. The 14-dash action packed card has a 6 P.M. first race post time. Red Shores Charlottetown is the host location for the 1st annual Harness the Hope. The event is a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer society of PEI in support of breast cancer. The evening will feature many special trackside presentations, auction items, merchandise, prize draws and even the Bouncy Pony stakes featuring harness racing drivers riding inflatable ponies after race 3. Customers can also buy keys to see if their key will open one of the pink boxes filled with grand prizes. A field of five female drivers, dressed in pink, will compete with five female horses to kick off Harness The Hope night in race 1. The top female driver in Eastern Canadian harness racing, Clare MacDonald, has the rail with Scoot Out Of Here, while Charlottetown's Ambyr Campbell leaves from post 2 with HP Rubis Joyce. Avid Yankee has post 3 with Ontario catch driver Natasha Day flying in for the night, and Nova Scotia's Tammy MacKay drives Cougar Gal from post 4. Completing the field is Marie Brooking of Ontario driving Bugtown Superstar from post 5. In other racing action, the race 13 preferred pace, presented by McWade Racing and Bayfield Street Alumni, carries a $3,100 purse and Euchred is pegged the morning line favourite from post 3 with David Dowling back in the bike for owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. The seven-year-old son of Shadow Play has hit the board in his last four outings since his last win on June 15, but will be looking for the top spot in Saturday's contest. Half Cut has rail control as the four-year-old son of Stonebridge Terror was just a third place finisher Saturday evening in the Lindsay Construction Cup Invitational at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia, pacing his own mile in 1:52.4 for driver Mark Bradley and trainer Tom Weatherbie. Sock It Away was superb his last start in the preferred pace at Red Shores Charlottetown but has post 7 to contend with for driver Marc Campbell and trainer Kevin MacLean. The four-year-old son of Pang Shui was never better than he was that night as he took a new record of 1:53.2. Race analyst Les MacIsaac agrees with the morning line analysis and will side with Euchred to land on top of the ticket. "Euchred hasn't been able to set up shop on the front end in recent starts and that's greatly contributed to four straight races without a win, an eternity for this guy," MacIsaac said. "He has a much better chance of getting there tonight from this favourable post and if so, it could be all over." Also in the field is Screen Test (Corey MacPherson), Bugsy Maguire (Adam Merner), Czar Seelster (Kenny Arsenault) and Burn Out Hanover (Dale Spence) and Rollwithitharry (Gilles Barrieau). The Rollwithitharry racing team will also present a cheque in honor of Harness The Hope after ownership shares were sold on the stallion to raise money for the fundraiser. Driver Gilles Barrieau will be special guest on the Inside Track with host Lee Drake. The interview segment will air at 5:35pm on the Red Shores broadcast. For live programs, and further details go to www.Redshores.ca.   Stakes Bonanza Sunday At Red Shores Summerside SUMMERSIDE, PE - The top two year-old pacers and the top stakes trotters on the Eastern Seaboard will converge on Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway on Sunday afternoon for stakes action. The 13-dash Sunday card kicks off at 1 P.M. featuring stakes contests in every race. The Callbeck stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies start the day off in race 1 as Saulsbrook Ocean leaves from post 3 in the $7,100 event with Dale Spence in the bike for trainer Joe Baxter of Windsor, N.S. The daughter of Westwardho Hanover was a winner her latest start in 1:59.3 in Atlantic Sires Stakes action at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia. The other $7,100 Callbeck filly divisions line up in races 5, 9 and 12. Woodmere Rollnpop was large in his Atlantic Sires Stakes division last week at Truro but has to overcome the outside post 7 in his $6,900 Callbeck two-year-old pacing colt division in race 13. Clare MacDonald will again handle her trainee in the field of seven after a 1:58.1 lifetime best on July 19. Other $6,900 Callbeck rookie pacing colt divisions go postward in races 3, 7 and 11 on the Sunday program. In trotting action, Mabou Ridge will try to remain perfect in his $6,100 Callbeck division for two-year-old trotters in race 2 with MacDonald again at the controls. The son of Armbro Barrister has yet to taste defeat in his two career tries. Go With Her and trainer-driver Kuri White is favoured in the second two-year-old trot Callbeck split in race 6. Also on the card is the Tyndale Semple Memorial stake for three-year-old trotters with $5,700 divisions in races 4, 8 and 10. The fastest Maritime Bred trotter ever on the East Coast, Gettin Messi, has rail control in race 8 with Mike McGuigan handling the driving duties for trainer Len McGuigan. Driver Jason Hughes will be special guest on Inside Track with host Rocky Schurman. The interview segment airs at 12:35pm on the Red Shores broadcast. Catch the action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes and Lee Drake

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The harness racing Jim Ripley stable remained red hot on Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Shipping in from Amherst, N.S., Ripley's trotters both prevailed on the card including a second straight win for Majian Tango in the $2,250 Open Trot. Time of the mile was 1:59.4 this week in the top trot for Majian Tango, who chased down pacesetter and eventual third place finisher Star Photo (Driven by Jason Hughes) in the stretch while Freddie (Walter Cheverie) came up the passing lane to finish second. Ripley's other win came with the four-year-old full-brother to Majian Tango as Majian Gilroy scored his third straight trip to the winner's circle while handling his foes in 2:00.4 in his $2,050 trot class. Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S, owns both horses. Rockin Indy won the $2,500 top pace on the card with a 1:58.1 victory with Ken Murphy in the bike for owner-trainer Troy Murray of Clyde River. Jeb (Hughes) was second while IC True Grit (Mike McGuigan) finished third. Elm Grove Misty was sent to the lead and stayed there in the race 6 Charlottetown Pony Club 50th Anniversary pace. Dave Kelly supplied the steer behind his trainee for the 1:58.2 victory at 16-1 odds for owner Charlene Cypher of Springvale. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A rookie takes on the harness racing veterans in Thursday evening's top pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The race 10 top class sees a tight knit group of seven vying for the $2,500 pot. First race post time is 6:30 P.M. for the 12-dash Thursday card. Rookie driver Zach Conway searches for his first lifetime win in the top event leaving from post 3 with Noudidnt Blue Chip for owner-trainer Neal Moase of Warren Grove. The six-year-old son of Roll With Joe last competed in the Governor's Plate consolation at Red Shores Summerside and will attempt to give Bonshaw driver Conway a start to his career after the pacer already has five wins this season on P.E.I. IC True Grit comes into the event off four straight top two finishes with Mike McGuigan driving the morning line favourite from post 6. Likely To Win (Driven by Adam Merner) rides a two-race win streak into post 5 while Jeb (Jason Hughes) has rail control while dropping out of the preferred 2 class. Race analyst Les MacIsaac elects to go a different route as he sides with post 2 starter Eagle Jolt who will have Walter Cheverie subbing in for regular driver Marc Campbell. "Eagle Jolt tends to lag at the start but he's a rallying threat so if he gets some live flow and a cover trip to bring him into it late his chances go way up," MacIsaac said. Also in the field are Rockin Indy (Ken Murphy) and Mando Fun (Kenny Arsenault). Majian Tango will look to replicate his Open trot victory from last Thursday in race 9 for a $2,250 purse. Jim Ripley is back in the bike for owner Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S., starting from post 4 with Majian Tango. Star Photo (Hughes) has post 3 this week while Freddie (Cheverie) starts from post 5. Race 6 is the Charlottetown Pony Club 50th Anniversary pace and Medici Hanover will look for redemption after making a break as the favourite Sunday afternoon at Summerside. Gilles Barrieau is back in the race bike for the Thursday card and will drive Medici Hanover from post 4 for trainer Don Milligan of Tyne Valley. For race programs, promotional information and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Trainer Sifroi Melanson came to play from New Brunswick Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Shipping in from Greater Lakeburn, N.B., Melanson sent two harness racing trainees straight to the winner's circle on the Sunday card including a 1:55.4 score in the $2,600 top event with Woodmere Ideal Art. Norris Rogers supplied the winning steer with Woodmere Ideal Art over Red Magician (Driven by Adam Merner) and pacesetter Midnight Matt (Jason Hughes) who finished third. The Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn holds the ownership papers of the four-year-old son of Articulator. Melanson's other victory came with Ultimatelyhandsome in 1:56.4 for driver Kyle Mason in race 9 for a $1,900 purse also owned by the Ultimate Stable. Driver Corey MacPherson capped off an excellent weekend on the track on Sunday to give him 10 wins total between Saturday at Red Shores Charlottetown and Sunday in Summerside. MacPherson hit the wire first in five of 12 races on the Sunday card including a 1:55.4 new career record for Dangle Ona Dime in the $2,300 back-up pace for trainer Duane MacEachern of Summerside. MacPherson also came first with Ramset (1:58.1) for Elton Millar of Tyne Valley, Sharks Play (2:00.4) for trainer Barry Biggar of Summerside, Adventure Luck (1:58.3) from the Robert Williams Stable of Ellerslie and with Badlands Giovanna (1:59) for trainer Jaycob Sweet of O'Leary. The five win day by MacPherson propels the Cornwall driver into second place amongst drivers in Prince County. Sendmeasign scored a mild upset in the race 5 Bill and Doris Companion Memorial pace as owner-trainer Alex Sobey steered the mare to a 1:59.1 victory. Trainer Jeff Wallace of Alberton had two wins on the card as Varadero Hanover (Ken Murphy) delivered in 1:57 and Coasttocoastshark (Murphy) was a winner in 1:57.4. Go to www.Redshores.ca for race replays and more.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Sock It Away turned in the biggest performance of the night and his driver dominated the rest of the harness racing program Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Corey MacPherson made five trips to the winner's circle on the Saturday card including a devastating 1:53.2 victory in the $3,000 Preferred pace with Sock It Away. The Kevin Maclean trained son of Pang Shui was sent to the lead by MacPherson as the post time favourite and delivered splits of 28, 56.2 and 1:24.3 before stopping the clock in 1:53.2 for a new career best time. Euchred (Driven by Walter Cheverie) was second while Czar Seelster (Mike McGuigan) was third. The win was number 29 for Sock It Away, who boosted his career bankroll to over $127,000 for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. MacPherson started the night off with an early double as Knockout Punch captured the opener in 1:59.1 for trainer Kevin Gillis of Charlottetown, then Painted Desert was a winner in 1:59.2 for trainer Kerry Taylor of Stratford. Hysteria delivered win number three for the Cornwall driver as he sizzled the historic oval in 1:54.2 from the Michael Gallant stable, then the Stephen Gass trained Screen Test captured the $2,700 Preferred 2 pace in line to MacPherson in 1:55.4. Tempo Seelster won the Clan MacPhail Reunion 2019 pace with Ken Murphy stopping the clock in 1:56.1 for trainer Gary Poulton of Charlottetown. Trainer Gillis had two wins on the card as he won the opener and then the finale with JK Express (Cheverie) in 2:00.1. Go to www.Redshores.ca for race replays and more. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After being shouldered with the far outside in his Governor's Plate elimination and the final, Euchred will breath a slight sigh of relief looking at the harness racing program Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Michael Dowling trained pacer will leave from post 5 in a field of six entrants in the race 10 preferred pace with first race post time at 6 P.M. for the 11-dash card. Walter Cheverie picks up the catch drive on Euchred for owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S., as he squares off with five foes in the $3,000 event including two other Governor's Plate finalists. Czar Seelster leaves from post 3 in the preferred pace with Mike McGuigan subbing in for regular driver Kenny Arsenault after finishing sixth in Prince County's biggest race. Cecil Ladner Memorial champion Bugsy Maguire has post 6 with trainer Wade Sorrie electing to drive himself on Saturday evening after the horse was fifth in the $25,000 Governor's Plate final last Saturday. Sock It Away has rail control with Corey MacPherson in the bike for trainer Kevin MacLean, as the son of Pang Shui sports a win and a second in just two East Coast starts this season. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will look to the post draw of Euchred as he places him in the top spot. "Euchred has battled outside posts for the better part of the year against the best in the Maritimes but you'd never know it looking at his summary, 10 top three finishes from 11 tries," MacIsaac said. "With this being the closest he's been to the rail in a month we'll treat him as the one to beat." Also in the field is Adkins Hanover (Driven by Ambyr Campbell) and Rollwithitharry (Ron Matheson). Race 6 of the evening is the Clan MacPhail Reunion 2019 pace with Hes Marvalous the morning line favourite in the $2,500 class from post 3 with Myles Heffernan Sr., in the bike for trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. The six-year-old son of Delmarvalous failed to get a cheque in Governor's Plate elimination and consolation action but had a solid summary of on-the-board finishes beforehand. Other top entries are Give Em Heck (Matheson) and JJ Powerball (Sorrie). Red Shores, Standardbred Canada, Prince Edward Island Horse Owners Association is proud to support National Caretakers Day on the program with special videos, prize giveaways and presentations. Standardbred groom Alexis Gass will be special guest on the Inside Track with host Peter MacPhee Saturday at 5:35pm. The interview segment will be broadcast on the Red Shores TV network. Catch all the action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at www.Redshores.ca. Mantario Headlines Red Shores Summerside Feature Mantario turned in one of the biggest performances of Governor's Plate night and will try to replicate that magic Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 12-dash Sunday card kicks off at 1 P.M. and Mantario is pegged for the top spot in the $2,600 race 12 finale. Alex Sobey will drive his own trainee from post 7 in the absence of regular driver Kenny Arsenault, who will be competing in stakes action in Nova Scotia. Owned by Walter Simmons of Summerside, Mantario was a winner in 1:54.3 in his latest but will have to overcome post 7 to find the winner's circle Sunday afternoon. Woodmere Ideal Art was second to him in that latest race and will retain the series of Norris Rogers from post 6 on Sunday. Post 1 belongs to Red Magician with Adam Merner at the lines for trainer Melissa Rennie, with the horse fresh off a third place finish to Mantario on 'Plate' night. Also in the field is Twice As Bright (Driven by Ken Murphy), Mando Fun (Corey MacPherson), Pictonian Storm (Myles Heffernan Sr.), Midnight Matt (Jason Hughes) and City Of The Year (Dr. Mitchell Downey). Medici Hanover rides a two-race win streak into race 8 for a $1,800 purse and gets the good fortune of drawing post 1. The co-track record holder for three-year-old pacing fillies at the Summerside Raceway, Medici Hanover is trained by Don Milligan for owners Kent Williams of Ellerslie, Andrew Williams of Richmond and Lyndon Hardy of Coleman. The back-up pace hits the track in race 10 with $2,300 in purse money at stake. Morning line favourite Dangle Ona Dime has an impressive array of five straight top-two finishes coming into the event and draws post 2 for driver MacPherson and trainer Duane MacEachern. Other top entries include Union Man Hanover (Downey) and Brandons Glory (John Davidson). Red Shores, Standardbred Canada, and Prince County Horsemen's Club is proud to support National Caretakers Day on the program with special videos, prize giveaways and presentations. Standardbred groom Jansen Sweet will be special guest on the Inside Track with host Rocky Schurman Sunday at 12:35pm. The interview segment will be broadcast on the Red Shores TV network. Go to www.Redshores.ca for live video, race programs, promotional plays and more. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - With a three-bagger on the Friday evening harness racing program driver David Dowling continued his grip on the driver's standings at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway and his lead in the Basil Whelan Memorial award for leading driver of Governor's Plate week. The Warren Grove driver started the action off winning a $2,500 Atlantic Sires Stakes B-division for three-year-old pacing fillies with After The Lovin for trainer Earl Watts in 2:00.4. The Devils Cut supplied Dowling's second win in 2:04 in another $2,500 B-split for trainer Chris MacKay of French River. Ramset used first-over tactics to win a $1,500 overnight event in 1:58.1 for trainer Elton Millar of Tyne Valley to give Dowling win number three. The Whelan Memorial standings will be settled during Saturday evening's 16-dash Governor's Plate program. In other Atlantic Sires Stakes action for sophomore fillies, Elm Grove Nellie was placed the winner in an eventful $12,700 A-division with Dale Spence in the bike for trainer Joe Baxter and owners Jennifer Baxter of Falmouth and Gregory Francis of Windsor, N.S. Cheeky Cherry (Driven by Clare MacDonald) was the winner by two-lengths in 1:58.3 but was placed back to fifth for interference. When the dust settled on the judge's inquiries, Elm Grove Nellie was placed to the winning spot with a corrected mile time of 1:59. Howmac Sabrina (Dowling) was placed to second with Unapologetically (Marc Campbell) put to third to complete the triactor. Arc Light found the winner's circle in the second $12,700 A-division for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S. Woodmere Oleksiak (Dowling) saw her win streak snapped to finish second while Therealdeal (Walter Cheverie) finished third in the 1:57.3 mile. The other Atlantic Sires Stakes B-division saw Dustylanebukinfuty win in 2:00 with Corey MacPherson driving for trainer Stephen Gass of Cornwall. Mando Fun won the race 12 Medastar Memorial in 1:57.1 with Campbell driving for trainer Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley. Goodmorning Ky scored a mild upset in the Bud Ramsay Memorial pace stopping the clock in 1:59.3 for driver Ken Murphy and trainer Franks Banks of Summerside. Go to www.Redshores.ca for race replays and more.   Lee A. Drake Manager Marketing & Brands Red Shores Racetrack and Casino Charlottetown & Summerside Locations

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