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The Atlantic Lottery is pleased to announce that David MacKenzie has now assumed his new role as General Manager, Red Shores. "With his exceptional resume and deep roots in harness racing, we expect David will feel right at home at Red Shores, says Michael MacKinnon, Managing Director of Destination Gaming for Atlantic Lottery. "The teams he leads in Charlottetown and Summerside are enthusiastic about harness racing and create exceptional guest experiences - and they immediately recognized the level of his commitment to an industry that is an important part of the Island's cultural fabric." Raised in Eastern Prince Edward Island, David MacKenzie has an impressive and diverse professional background. He was Regional President for PEI with SaltWire Network and President of Mackenzie Zver Consulting. He has held senior roles across Prince Edward Island's public sector including as Deputy Minister of Tourism and Culture; CEO of Confederation Centre of the Arts; and Executive Director of Capital Commission of Prince Edward Island. "Red Shores is important to harness racing, not only on the Island - but beyond", said David MacKenzie. "I am eager to be part of a team that works closely with our industry partners to ensure that tradition remains strong. I will be spending a lot of time over the next few weeks getting to know the people behind its success and listening to their ideas for the future." Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park is getting ready to launch the Atlantic Breeders Crown on Thanksgiving weekend while the Charlottetown based operation will also play host to the Atlantic Canada Poker Championship on October 25th- 27th. "On behalf of the Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association, I would like to welcome David to his new position," said PEIHRIA Chairman Blaine MacPherson. "We look forward to working with him and the Red Shores team to continue to build on the successes we have enjoyed. Having someone in the leadership role at Red Shores who has a strong background of involvement in harness racing will be a real asset." From Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - He may be relegated to the outside harness racing post position but Freddie will try to make the most of it in the Thursday evening Open Trot at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday evening card has a 6:30 P.M. first race post time with the Open Trot lining up in race 8 of the program for a $2,300 purse. Walter Cheverie picks up the catch drive on Freddie in the six-horse field as trainer Marc Campbell has elected to drive post 2 starter and stablemate Buckaroo at 6-1 morning line odds. Cheverie will search for three straight with the post 6 starting Freddie as he scored convincing open length victories in his last two starts for owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Star Photo has post 3 in the class and has yet to see the winner's circle since Old Home Week but has had five straight top-three finishes in the weeks since then for driver Jason Hughes. Former Open Trot champion Majian Tango has post 5 for trainer-driver Jim Ripley. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with Freddie for the winning position this week. "Freddie gets the outside post again but when you've been as dominant as he has, that's the price you pay," MacIsaac said. "They'll beat him again eventually but there's no real case to be made that it will happen tonight." Also in the field is Scary Good (Driven by Gilles Barrieau) and Hop Up (Corey MacPherson). The CPKN Stanhope Workshop 2019 pace hits the track in race 7 of the program for a $1,400 purse. Bayside Alexis is favoured in the field of eight fillies and mares with Kenny Arsenault in the driver's seat from post 1 for owner-trainer Scott Dunn of Montague. Other top entries include Good Luck Kathy (Earl Smith) and Better Be In Love (Campbell). Customers can enjoy several on track promotions when they play the horses. The Pick 5 on races 6 - 10 offers a $500 prize while any customer who tags their ticket for an additional $2 has a chance to win a $25 jackpot on that race with the Wild Horses ticket. The annual Drive for Charity has wrapped up for the season. The official cheque presentations from the businesses and drivers to the charities will take place on October 12th during the Atlantic Breeder Crown weekend presented by the City of Charlottetown. For race programs, promotional information and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores      

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A pair of win streaks will collide as the top harness racing pacers in Eastern Canada meet Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash program gets underway at 6 P.M. at the Capital oval with the P.E.I. Harness Racing Industry Association Invitational lining up in race 12 for a $4,000 purse. Gold Cup and Saucer finalist Lisburn has rail control in the field of seven as he sits on two straight wins in preferred action for trainer-driver Kenny Arsenault and owner Kevin Harvey of Hammonds Plains, N.S. The four-year-old son of Rocknroll Heaven has yet to miss the board in Atlantic Canada this season including an open length win in 1:53.3 his last time out. Euchred scorched the Truro Raceway in identical time last week in the Johnny Conroy Memorial Invitational but will have to overcome post 7 this week to find the winner's circle and extend his win streak to four straight. Trainer Walter Walker of Inverness, N.S., will entrust the driving duties to Mike McGuigan on Saturday evening. Woodmere Ideal Art was a runner-up to Euchred last week and has post 5 in Saturday's class with David Dowling in the race bike for Sifroi Melanson of Greater Lakeburn, N.B. Top Island pacer Rose Run Quest is also in the field for trainer-driver Marc Campbell as the son of If I Can Dream boasts four straight top-three finishes. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees rail control as sealing the deal for Lisburn to find the winner's circle. "Lisburn dominated his last two races from start to finish and with him landing on the pylons tonight we'll likely be looking at the same scenario," MacIsaac said. "Other than the short price there's not much to dislike." Also in the field is Burn Out Hanover (Driven by Corey MacPherson), Bugsy Maguire (Jason Hughes) and Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie). Sodwana Bay will look continue her Fillies and Mares Open pace domination in race 9 of the program for a $2,750 purse. Dale Spence picks up the catch driving assignment from trainer Gilles Barrieau, who is competing in stakes action in Nova Scotia. With four straight wins on her card, Sodwana Bay's six rivals will have their hands full Saturday evening. Some top entries in that class include Jordies Hope (Arsenault) and Traces Of Purple (Campbell). For race programs, promotional information and more go to www.Redshores.ca. JJ Powerball Takes On Sunday's Best SUMMERSIDE, PE - A field of hard hitting pacers will convene Sunday afternoon and a horse fresh out of Invitational action is pegged as the one to beat Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 12-dash Sunday afternoon presentation kicks off at 1 P.M. with the $2,600 top class assembling in the finale. JJ Powerball last competed in the Johnny Conroy Memorial Invitational at Truro Raceway in Bible Hill, N.S., finishing fourth while pacing in 1:54.3 for trainer Wade Sorrie. That mile puts the target squarely on his back as the top pick but he has his work cut out for him from post 7. Dale Spence will do the driving on Sunday as the son of Image Of Dawn looks for his 12th lifetime win for owners Austin Sorrie of Ontario and Tammy Collings of Hazel Brook. Mando Fun has rail control in the top event with Gilles Barrieau in the bike for co-owner and trainer Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley and co-owner Donald Callbeck of Kensington. Best To Hurst has post 2 with Walter Cheverie driving for trainer Earl Watts while former top class winner Phil Dorleans (Jason Hughes) leaves from post 3. Dangle Ona Dime (Corey MacPherson) has post 4 with Soccer Hanover (John Davidson) lining up from post 5. Heartland Eclipse cut out all the action last week and had to settle for a minor share. He gets leading driver David Dowling in the bike on Sunday from post 6. The far outside post 8 belongs to Red Magician with Adam Merner in the bike for trainer Melissa Rennie. The afternoon back-up pace hits the track in race 9 with Ramset the top pick in the $2,300 class for combination of driver Dowling and Red Shores Summerside leading trainer Elton Millar. The Rambaran pacer was a second place finisher his last time out for owners Ryan and Everett MacLeod of Souris. Other top entries include Heart And Soul (Cheverie) and Mantario (Norris Rogers). For live video and more check out www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores    

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - It was just another night at the office for the "King" of Island racing as harness racing driver Marc Campbell captured both top events Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Campbell trained and driven Freddie found the wire first in the $2,350 Open Trot as he benefited from some brisk early fractions supplied by Hop Up (Driven by Corey MacPherson). Hop Up struck the front and laid down splits of 28.4 and 58.2 before relinquishing the front to Star Photo (Jason Hughes) at the half-mile marker. Freddie then took a first-over assault from fourth on that leader and powered by in the stretch to win by two-and-a-half lengths in 1:58.3 with Star Photo second and Hop Up third. Freddie is owned by Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. The top pace of the evening was more of the same for the Winsloe driver as he teamed up with Bettim Vicky to win the $2,300 class in 1:57.4. Jeff Lilley of Milton Station co-owns and trains the daughter of Aahm Canadian Now for co-owners Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown, Danny Purcell of Newport, N.S., and Greg Goldberg of Victoria, B.C. Innocent Kiss (Adam Merner) got the deuce with Collective Wisdom (Gilles Barrieau) completing the $459.00 triactor. Campbell's other win came with Paythelinebluechip in 1:59.1 for trainer Jay Noye. For complete results go to redshores.ca by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Freddie has the lead in the harness racing win department but recent weeks have shown the Open Trot is anyone's race to win at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. A 12-dash Thursday evening presentation at the capital oval will kick off at 6:30 P.M. while the $2,350 Open Trot hits the track in race 8. Freddie has compiled eight wins on the season to dwarf his competition but recent racing action has seen its share of different winners in this class. Post 7 will not make the road easy for Freddie, with trainer-driver Marc Campbell at the lines for owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Hop Up (Driven by Corey MacPherson) has a one-two record her last two starts from post 4 while Star Photo (Jason Hughes) has been in the triactor his last five races. Majian Tango (Jim Ripley) has been rock solid all season and will look to rebound off a fourth place finish his last start to those three foes. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will cast aside the post-position disadvantage and go with Freddie for the top spot. "Freddie hit the front by the quarter last week and never looked back in scoring his 55th career win," MacIsaac said. "We can't imagine it being that easy tonight but regardless, it's hard to rule out a repeat." Also in the field is Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault), Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd) and Daisy River (Walter Cheverie). The top pace of the evening lines up in the finale as a quartet of talented pacing mares drops out of the Fillies and Mares Open class. Rocknrols Image will leave from post 2 Thursday evening in race 12 as she looks for the lion's share of the $2,300 purse. Hughes is in the bike behind the Kevin Gillis trained pacer for owner David MacDonald of Belfast. A third place finisher pacing in 1:56.1 her last start, Rocknrols Image has earned the respect of morning line favourite. Also making the drop from the top mare's class is Innocent Kiss (Adam Merner), Collective Wisdom (Gilles Barrieau) and Bettim Vicky (Marc Campbell). For race programs, promotional information and more check out www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The winner's circle was an all too familiar sight for harness racing driver Gilles Barrieau on the second half of the P.E.I. Colt Stakes doubleheader program Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Barrieau trained and driven Red Dirt Boomer delivered in his $6,800 P.E.I. Colt Stakes three-year-old pacing colt assignment with a 1:57 victory for owner Daniel Ross of Belfast. Fellow Barrieau trained Sodwana Bay gave another victory to the Saint John, N.B., reinsman in her $3,620 Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series division presented by Standardbred Canada stopping the clock in 1:57.1. His other driving wins were catch assignments in overnight action with Ashes To Ashes winning in 1:57.4 from the Jackie Matheson stable, Forever Paradise scoring in 1:56.4 for trainer Kevin MacLean and Bank Of Dad winning in 1:56.4 for trainer Ambyr Campbell. Campbell has two wins from her stable on the program as Tobinator won in 1:57.3 with Ken Murphy aboard. In stakes action, Purple Poet (Driven by Kenny Arsenault) opened the card up in his $6,800 P.E.I. Colt Stakes colt split with a 1:57 victory. Notorious was a popular winner in another split in 1:58.1 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell while Saulsbrook Lassie won the final colt division in 1:57.2 for driver Adam Merner. Woodmere Oleksiak found her sixth win in-a-row in a $7,800 P.E.I. Colt Stakes three-year-old pacing filly for the combination of driver David Dowling, trainer Earl Watts and owners Hollis Newson, Windemere Farms, Debbie Denney and Ric McNutt. The other filly bouts went to Elm Grove Nellie (Dale Spence) and Cheeky Cherry (Clare MacDonald), both in identical 1:58.1 miles. Jordies Hope won her $3,620 Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series leg with a 1:55.3 win for driver Dowling and trainer Brian Ladner. The $2,900 preferred pace saw Kenny Arsenault cap off a driving triple with Lisburn in a smoldering 1:53.3 trip from his own stable. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A stakes laden Saturday harness racing doubleheader is in the cards Saturday for Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as the capital oval plays host to the 85th anniversary of Canada's oldest stakes race. The P.E.I Colt Stakes for pacers dots the landscape of the busy Saturday at the capital oval with the action kicking off at 12:30 P.M. featuring the two-year-old pacers on the afternoon card. The first race of the day gets the stakes racing underway with a $7,300 P.E.I. Colt Stakes two-year-old filly division. Ezra Express is the morning line favourite in the class for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Danica Ellis of Brookfield, N.S. The daughter of Ameripan Gigolo will look to add to her $14,951 in seasonal earnings fresh off a 2:00.2 lifetime best performance at Northside Downs in Nova Scotia. Bettorthanbobbi has rail control as the favourite in the second rookie filly split in race 4 as Mark Bradley will steer the four-time winner for trainer Tom Weatherbie and owner Ian Smith of Charlottetown. Watch Me Dance will look to expand on her $19,933 in purses in race 7 with Bradley driving the post 3 starter for co-owner and trainer Stephen Quinn and co-owners John Quinn and Ozzie MacKay. The final $7,300 two-year-old filly division has Saulsbrook Ocean taking her not worse than second record to the test with post 4 for the duo of driver Dale Spence and trainer Joe Baxter. The Nova Scotia ownership group of Saulsbrook Stables Inc., Jennifer Baxter and Michael MacKenzie own the daughter of Westwardho Hanover. The P.E.I Colt Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts has its first $7,000 division in race 2 as Harry G earns the respect of the morning line with post 4 for trainer-driver Paul Langille and owners Arleen, Chantel Gillis of Nova Scotia and Christina Gillis of Ontario. The He's Watching colt U Bettim Watching will attempt to knock off his competition in the second split in race 5 with Kenny Arsenault back in the bike for co-owner and trainer Jeff Lilley and co-owners Shirlene O'Brien and Blair MacLauchlan. Tobins Rebel had his first taste of defeat in his latest start but will look to rebound to his previously undefeated ways in race 8 for a $7,000 pot. Gilles Barrieau trains and drives the son of Camystic for owner Daniel Ross of Belfast. Woodmere Rollnpop has his work cut out for him from post 8 in the final P.E.I. Colt Stakes two-year-old pacing colt division in race 8 for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald and Nova Scotia owners Phonsie MacEachern and Morah Kerr. The leader in his division, Woodmere Rollnpop has five wins and two seconds from just seven starts for over $28,000 in prize money in his rookie campaign. Stakes races continue Saturday evening P.E.I. Colt Stakes action continues on the busy Saturday of racing at Red Shores Charlottetown with a 15-dash program scheduled for 6:30 P.M. with the three-year-old pacers as well as the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series presented by Standardbred Canada. Yet again, the stakes action starts right off the hop with a field of three-year-old pacing colt competing in a $6,800 P.E.I. Colt Stakes division in race 1. Purple Poet is the early favourite as trainer-driver Arsenault will look for the horse's seventh lifetime win for owner Kevin Harvey of Hammonds Plains, N.S. Champion sophomore Notorious headlines the second colt split in race 4 for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Darryl and Gordon MacLean of Winsloe and Nova Scotian Shirley Symes. The son of Malicious has been building on his healthy $78,000 bankroll every week this season. The one-two punch of former pasture mates Red Dirt Rocknroll (Driven by David Dowling) and Red Dirt Boomer (Barrieau) headlines race 8's P.E.I. Colt Stakes three-year-old pacing colt division. Both bred by Lowell Balderston of North Wiltshire, the pacing colts will again square off with Red Dirt Boomer putting his three-race win streak on the line from post 5 for owner Daniel Ross. P.E.I Colt Stakes pacing colt action comes to a close in race 12 as the ultra-consistent Saulsbrook Lassie will leave from post 2 as the top choice for driver Adam Merner, co-owner and trainer Jean Belliveau and co-owner Norman Leger. The first $7,800 P.E.I. Colt stakes three-year-old filly division is slated for race 2 with Glasgow Gracie pegged as the one to beat for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Blair and Carl Hansen and Isaac Schurman of P.E.I. Elm Grove Nellie has rail control in the second of three filly bouts for driver Spence and trainer Baxter. Owned by Jennifer Baxter and Gregory Francis, both of Nova Scotia, the daughter of Stonebridge Terror will look for her fourth win of the season. The red-hot Woodmere Oleksiak has proven untouchable in recent weeks with five straight divisional victories and will have rail control as she looks to continue that trend in the final $7,800 filly division in race 10. Dowling drives the Earl Watts trainee for owners Windemere Farms, Hollis Newson, Debbie Denney and Ric McNutt. The Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series, sponsored by Standardbred Canada, has a pair of divisions on the program with $3,620 up for grabs in each division. The top-pacing mares will compete in races 5 and 7 on the program. The race 15 finale has a hard hitting group of preferred pacers vying for a $2,900 purse with Gold Cup and Saucer finalist Lisburn (Arsenault) the top pick from post 5. Driver-trainer Brian MacPhee will be special guest on Inside Track. The interview segment, hosted by Peter MacPhee, will air at 5:30pm on the Red Shores broadcast. Catch all the action live at the track or tune into the Worldwide Broadcast at www.Redshores.ca. Mainland Pacer Controls Rail Sunday At Red Shores SUMMERSIDE, PE - Fresh off the fastest win any horse shows on the program, Heartland Eclipse will cross the Confederation Bridge and try to protect the rail in the Sunday afternoon feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The Prince County oval will play host to 11-dashes Sunday with a 1 P.M. first race post time. The $2,700 Preferred 2 pace has Heartland Eclipse leaving from post 1 after smoking his foes in 1:55.2 last time out at Truro Raceway in Bible Hill, N.S. Owned by Lee Raymond of Truro, Hearland Eclipse's trainer Don Ellis has elected to place Mike McGuigan in the drivers seat of the six-year-old son of Armbro Baylor as he searches for win number 18 of his pacing career. Mantario has post 6 in the field of seven with Norris Rogers picking up the catch drive for trainer Alex Sobey and owner Walter Simmons of Summerside. A finalist in the Birthplace Of Confederation Series, Mantario will look to rebound off a sixth place finish in his latest start. Dangle Ona Dime was red hot the first part of the season at Red Shores Summerside but has hit a temporary rough patch. Starting from post 7 on Sunday afternoon, the four-year-old son of Pang Shui has the services of Corey MacPherson in the driver's seat. Also in the field is Rockin Indy (Driven by David Dowling), Jeb (Jason Hughes), Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie) and Soccer Hanover (John Davidson). The back-up pace lines up in race 7 with $2,400 at play. McGuigan will drive the Elton Millar trained pacer from post 3 in the field of eight for owners Ryan and Everett MacLeod of Souris. A recent third place finisher in the $3,500 Joe and Jennie Chippin Memorial at Fredericton Raceway in New Brunswick, Ramset has five wins from 17 starts so far in 2019. Other top entries include Coasttocoastshark (Ken Murphy) and White Fish Flash (Norris Rogers). Trainer Earl Watts will be special guest on Inside Track. The interview segment, hosted by Rocky Schurman, will air at 12:35pm on the Red Shores broadcast. For race programs and more go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - As soon as Gettin Messi found the front end it was all clear sailing as he captured the fastest division of the P.E.I. Colt Stakes Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Mike McGuigan was in the driver's seat behind the championship trotter in his $5,700 three-year-old trotting division as Gettin Messi stopped the clock in 1:59.1. Len McGuigan trains the son of Armbro Barrister for owner Jamie Whalen of Avondale. Mile Hill Willie was a popular winner in his split winning in 1:59.2 as the heavy favorite for driver Gilles Barrieau and owner-trainer Paul Morrison of Cardigan. The other $5,700 P.E.I. Colt Stakes three-year-old bout was won by Lil Miss Winnie who capitalized on breaks in stride by race favorites Thelastonestanding (Driven by Brian MacPhee) and Ya Boy Bear (Marc Campbell). With those two out of it, the Ralph Annear trained Lil Miss Winnie cruised to a 2:01.4 win for driver Kenny Arsenault and owner Steven Sorrie of Montague. In two-year-old P.E.I. Colt Stakes trot action, Mabou Ridge continued his divisional dominance for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald and owner Arnold Rankin of Antigonish, N.S. The Armbro Barrister colt trotted to a new lifetime best of 2:01.3 in the $7,700 stake. The other rookie trot division saw Tad The Stud filly Dusty Lane Manney prevail in a maiden score of 2:05.4 for driver Walter Cheverie, trainer Joe Baxter and Nova Scotia owners Danica Ellis, Sheila Clarke, Mark Dean and Ray Cruz. Live racing continues Saturday at Red Shores Charlottetown featuring a doubleheader of P.E.I. Colt Stakes races in pacing action. Post times are 12:30 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. for those programs. By Nicholas Oakes,for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Trot Stake Thursday continues this week with the top trotters on the East Coast competing in the 85th anniversary of Canada's oldest harness racing stake race at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday card gets underway at 6:30 P.M. featuring the P.E.I. Colt Stakes for two and three-year-old trotters. The fastest three-year-old Maritime bred trotter ever on the East Coast, Gettin Messi, is the heavy favourite in race 7 of the program in a $5,700 sophomore P.E.I. Colt Stakes division. Mike McGuigan is back in the race bike behind the Len McGuigan trainee for owner Jamie Whalen of Avondale. An eight time winner from 11 seasonal starts, Gettin Messi has post 5 on Thursday evening. Ya Boy Bear is the heralded top choice in another three-year-old split in race 5 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Michael Bailey of Morell. The post 6 starter was a winner his last time out in Lady Slipper stake action at Red Shores Charlottetown. The third and final three-year-old P.E.I. Colt Stakes division in race 9 has last year's champion trotter, Mile Hill Willie, leaving from post 2 in search of the top prize in the $5,700 event. Gilles Barrieau handles the driving duties for owner-trainer Paul Morrison of Cardigan. The program also featured a pair of two-year-old P.E.I Colt Stakes trot divisions with those horses also vying for the top eight spots in the Island Breeder's series to make the end of year finals. The first race of the program carries a $7,700 purse in rookie P.E.I. Colt Stakes action with newly minted Red Shores Charlottetown two-year-old trotting filly track record holder Incredible Hally the favourite from post 2. Campbell trains and drives the daughter of Angus Hall for Island owners Calvin Larkin, Erika Bradley, Brian Fogarty and Herbie MacDonald. Mack Truck has rail control in the other $7,700 division as the early favourite for driver Barrieau, trainer Randy Van Meer and owners Donna Van Meer of Bowmanville, Ont., and Lynda MacSwain of Kinkora. The first P.E.I Colt Stakes races were held on September 19th, 1934 at the Charlottetown Driving Park as the first stakes races in the history of Canadian Harness Racing. For Thursday night race programs, live video and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Due to the pending storm approaching the Maritimes, the Saturday race program at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park scheduled for 6pm will be moved up earlier in the day to a first race Post Time of 11:30am. Red Shores officials will also monitor conditions and provide an update Saturday regarding the Sunday afternoon program scheduled at 1pm at Red Shores Summerside. For information regarding live racing go to www.redshores.ca or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram By Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The fastest sophomore trotter in the history of Atlantic Canada will headline a harness racing stakes laden Thursday evening presentation at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday program featured the Lady Slipper stakes for two and three-year-old trotters with a 6:30 P.M. first race post time. The first $9,000 Lady Slipper two-year-old division lines up in race 2 as Mack Truck commands respect as the morning line favourite from post 4 for driver Gilles Barrieau, trainer Randy Van Meer and owners Donna Van Meer of Bowmanville, Ont., and Lynda MacSwain of Stratford. The two-year-old son of Credit Winner has recorded a pair of third places finishes in his first two lifetime outings. Tequila Tuesday is favoured in the second $9,000 division in race 4 drawing the outside in the compact field of five. Myles Heffernan Sr., drives the son of Armbro Barrister for owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville and trainer Myles Heffernan Jr. Tequila Tuesday will look for his second lifetime win with hopes of adding to his $16,876 bankroll. In three-year-old Lady Slipper action, Getting Messi, the fastest sophomore trotter ever in Atlantic Canada has post 3 in 6 in the first of three $8,000 divisions. Mike McGuigan drives the Len McGuigan trainee for owner Jamie Whalen of Avondale. The Armbro Barrister three-year-old is fresh off a 2:00 track record performance at Inverness Raceway in Nova Scotia for his second track record score. Last year's champion, Mile Hill Willie, has rail control in race 8 for driver Barrieau and owner-trainer Paul Morrison of Cardigan. The son of Armbro Barrister has had two wins this season and has yet to miss a cheque. The final Lady Slipper three-year-old trot split is in race 10 as Ya Boy Bear leaves from post 1 looking for the lion's share of the $8,000 purse for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Michael Bailey of Morell. The Delcrest Julian gelding made a break in his latest outing in the track record mile at Inverness Raceway but was consistent in 1:59 in his prior starts. Also on the card is the race 7 D & G Younker Memorial Open Trot carrying a $2,350 purse. Majian Tango is the morning line choice from post 5 for trainer-driver Jim Ripley with other top entries Star Photo (Jason Hughes) and Buckaroo (Campbell). For race programs, promotional info and more go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

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

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