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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 - With the conclusion of another successful Governor's Plate Week at Red Shores Summerside, the harness racing action returns to the capital oval with 11-dashes on tap Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The first race of the evening is scheduled for a 6:30 P.M. start time and the top pace of the mid-week program lines up in the finale. Prettyndangerous is selected for the top spot in the morning line odds with post 3 in race 11 and David Dowling back above the wheels for trainer and co-owner Bo Ford and co-owner Arnold Myers of Charlottetown. The nine-year-old daughter of Armbro Deuce was impressive her last start in Charlottetown with a 1:57.2 victory but made a break in stride last week in Summerside to finish fourth. Miss Sangria leaves from post 2 fresh off a trio of second place finishes. With regular driver Adam Merner absent, owner Alex MacPhee of Clyde River will have his granddaughter Ambyr Campbell drive Miss Sangria for trainer Melissa Rennie. One Hot Camshaft drops out of the open mares ranks to land in Thursday's $2,000 finale for driver Ken Murphy and trainer Frank Hansen. Race analyst Les MacIsaac admits Prettyndangerous may be the class of the field but with her recent breaks he will side with One Hot Camshaft for the win position. "One Hot Camshaft went up against the open mares a couple of times at Summerside and while she didn't get much, she didn't look totally out of place," MacIsaac said. "The bit of class relief she gets tonight makes her a potential sleeper." Also in the field is Dreas Good Powow (Driven by Corey MacPherson) from post 1, Charlottes Western (Marc Campbell), Paythelinebluechip (Gordie Hennessey) and Julep Hanover (Kenny Arsenault). Freddie and Star Photo will again lock bridles in the race 9 Open trot with a $2,250 pot at play. Star Photo rides a two-race win streak into the event fresh off a 1:58.2 aged gelding track record at Red Shores Summerside in the Andrew Perry Memorial Trot. Jason Hughes will again handle the post 5 starter for trainer Kevin Gillis and owners Robi Hughes, James Perrot and Eric MacLauchlan of Stratford and Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown. Freddie has post 4 for trainer-driver Campbell while Hop Up (MacPherson) will look to replicate her eight-length romp on July 4 from post position 2. Race 5 is the Stars For Life Foundation pace as Girl With Attitude (Murphy) leads the field from post 4 for trainer Fred Paynter of Kensington. Red Shores, Standardbred Canada, and 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 Abby Clow will be special guest on the Inside Track with host Kurt Hughes Thursday at 6:15pm. The interview segment will be broadcast on the Red Shores TV network. For race programs, live video and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

The 2 year old Maritime Bred harness racing fillies hit the track Tuesday July 10 during Governor's Plate Week at Red Shores Summerside Raceway. Two A Division Fillies will each be going for a purse of $12,920, while one B Division will be racing for $2,500. This begins the fillies quest for points to earn their way into the Atlantic Breeders Crown. The top 8 point earners will race in The Atlantic Breeders Crown Final, October 13,2019 at Red Shores Charlottetown. Atlantic Sire Stakes Action continues Thursday July 11 when the 2 year old Colts head to Summerside for their first Atlantic Sire Stake debut.   Debbie Francis Executive Director Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association

The best two and three-year-old from across the Maritimes will be featured this week at Red Shores Summerside Raceway, as part of harness racing action during Governor's Plate Week. A full slate of Atlantic Sires Stakes events will take place throughout the week, beginning with the two and three-year-old trotters on Tuesday evening. Three divisions of the Atlantic Sires Stakes - Meridian Farms and PEIHRA three-year-old trot will each go for a purse pool of $6180. One division of the Atlantic Sires Stakes - Meridian Farms and PEIRAHA two-year-old trot will go for $15,720. Meridian Farms, Atlantic Canada's largest Standardbred breeding operation, is a continued sponsor along with the PEIHRA of the trotting events this season. First race post time on Tuesday is 6:30 pm. Atlantic Sires Stakes racing action will continue on Wednesday evening when the two-year-old pacing fillies line up behind the gate to make their debut in ATSS action and the two year-old pacing colts will make their debut on Thursday. Atlantic Sires Stakes racing action will wind up at Red Shores Summerside Raceway on Friday and Saturday with the three-year-old pacing fillies and colts hitting the track. Points earned in each Atlantic Sires Stakes trotting event and 'A' division pacing event go towards earning a spot in the season-ending Atlantic Breeders Crown Championships.   Debbie Francis Executive Director Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association

SUMMERSIDE, PE - A perfect two-hole ride sealed the way to victory for Noundidnt Blue Chip in the feature event and capped off a six-win performance by his driver Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Warren Grove resident David Dowling was the star of Sunday's Red Shores Summerside program winning six races on the 10-dash card. In the $2,800 featured pace, Adkins Hanover (Driven By Ambyr Campbell) went to front and controlled the race with splits of 29.2, 1:00.4 and 1:29.3 while fending off a first-over advance from Woodmere Ideal Art (Norris Rogers). Dowling sat pretty in the two-hole with Noudidnt Blue Chip for the duration of the race until he powered up for a neck decision in 1:58.3. Adkins Hanover was at the wire for second while third went to Pictonian Storm (Myles Heffernan Sr.). Noudidnt Blue Chip is owned and trained by Neal Moase of Warren Grove. That feature win was one of six visit's to the winner's circle for Dowling. He started off the day capturing the first five dashes until his feature win in race 9. The action started as he steered The Devils Cut to a 2:02 victory for Chris MacKay of French River the won with Bugtown Superstar in 2:02.2 for Brian Walsh of Albany. Woodmere Oleksiak romped by nine lengths in race 3 in 1:58.3 for Dowling and trainer Earl Watts of Hampshire. Trainer Elton Millar of Tyne Valley supplied Dowling with wins four and five of the day as Ramset overcame an early break to win in 2:01.3 then Twice As Bright cruised to victory in 1:58.4. Total wager was $17,405. Live racing continues at Red Shores with the Future Star of 2019 taking place Monday evening at 6 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown. As well as live cards Thursday at 6:30 P.M and Saturday at 6 P.M. at the Capital oval while Red Shores Summerside returns to action Monday July 1 at 1 P.M.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – David Dowling sent Rockin Indy from the start and never looked back on his way to the winner’s circle in the Thursday evening feature harness racing event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Owned and trained by Troy Murray of Clyde River, Rockin Indy left well from post 6 in the $2,400 featured pace and laid down splits of 28.2, 58.3 and 1:29 before closing out in 1:58.2 for a half-length victory. Likely To Win (Driven by Adam Merner) came up the inside to finish second while pocket-sitter Hes Marvalous (Myles Heffernan Sr.) was third. A newcomer to the trot ranks captured the $2,400 featured Open Trot as Star Photo prevailed in 2:03.1 for driver Jason Hughes and trainer Kevin Gillis. The 10-year-old son of Classic Photo is now owned by Robi Hughes, Eric MacLauchlan and James Perrot of Stratford along with Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown. Mike McGuigan scored a driving triple as he had a maiden breaking score of 2:03.3 aboard Howmac Margarita, a win with Gettin Messi in 2:00.1 and a neck decision with What A Babe in 1:59.4. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The first two Thursday night's have been all about E R Quinn and the veteran harness racing pacer will look for more of the same this week at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 10-dash Thursday evening card will see a 6:30 P.M. first race post time while the featured pacers will go to the starting gate in race 9. E R Quinn has drawn post 5 in the $2,500 featured pace with Gilles Barrieau back in the bike for trainer Jeff Holmes and owner Orwell Bay Stable of Orwell. The seven-year-old son of Total Truth has recorded five wins this season with three of them coming since relocating East four starts back. Screen Test has been acquitting himself well since making the jump to Eastern Canada after residing in Alberta since his birth. The four-year-old Vertical Horizon pacer will have Corey MacPherson in the race bike for owners Kickin Horse Stable of York and William Andrew of Calgary. Tempo Seelster is selected for third in the morning line and will leave from post 4 with Ken Murphy at the lines. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees no reason to not keep E R Quinn as his top selection. "E R Quinn has dominated the Thursday night feature the past two weeks and there hasn't been anything to indicate that it's about to change anytime soon," MacIsaac said. "He has a big shot at a three peat." Also in the field is Dream On Dream On (Driven by David Dowling), Likely To Win (Adam Merner) and Midnight Matt (Jason Hughes). A compact field of five will contest the race 5 top trot for a $2,200 purse. Freddie will leave from the outside for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Other top entries include Hop Up (MacPherson) and Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd). Races 1 and 3 of the evening will have three-year-old Open trot classes with $1,800 purses on the line. Richsnortherndream (Kenny Arsenault) is the morning line favourite in race 1 while Getting Messi (Mike McGuigan) gets the top nod in race 3. For race programs, live video and more go to www.Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A deeply competitive field will face off Saturday evening in the featured harness racing event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 10-dash Saturday card gets underway at 6 P.M. with the $2,900 preferred pace hitting the track in race 9. Mick Dundee has rail control in the top class for owner-trainer-driver Don MacNeill of New Haven. The homebred son of Aahm Canadian Now has been knocking on the door the past few weeks in the preferred ranks but has yet to find the winner's circle. Last week's winner, Euchred, has post 6 and rides a two-race win streak into Saturday for trainer-driver David Dowling. Revenant has yet to miss the top three this season as the son of If I Can Dream will look for his first preferred victory with Adam Merner supplying the drive. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees a possibility for any one of the six entries to hit the wire first and will defer to Mick Dundee's post position advantage. "This one appears to be wide open so the tote board might be your best friend," MacIsaac said. "There's a possibility of some early mayhem up front so if Mick Dundee can sit and stalk all the way and exploit that good late kick he could get it all." Also in the deep field are Half Cut (Driven by Mark Bradley), Adkins Hanover (Corey MacPherson) and Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell). Sodwana Bay was dominant in 2018 in the Open Mares Pace and showed more of the same last week in her seasonal debut. She will contest the $2,800 Fillies and Mares Open in race 7 of the program for trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau and owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire. The daughter of No Pan Intended has been assigned the outside post in the field of six. Other top entries include Innocent Kiss (Merner) and Prettyndangerous (Dowling). Trainer Jackie Matheson will be the special guest on Inside Track with host Peter MacPhee. The interview segment will air at 5:35pm on the live Red Shores broadcast Check out www.Redshores.ca for race programs and more.   May 26, 2019 Island Stakes Season Commences Sunday At Red Shores Summerside   SUMMERSIDE, PE - Magical Mistress was nothing short of superb last year and will look to remain perfect in the first Island stakes engagement of the season Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Sunday's program kicks off at 1 P.M. featuring a trio of divisions of the Ruby Chappell Memorial Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies as well as three divisions of the Bob Dewar Memorial Stakes for sophomore pacing colts. Magical Mistress headlines her Chappell division in race 7 with Adam Merner back at the controls for trainer Stephen Gass and new owners Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge and Allard Racing of Quebec. The daughter of Camystic has drawn post 3 in the $8,100 class as she looks to expand on her 12-race undefeated streak put together as a two-year-old in 2018. The program commences with a Chappell division in race 1 with Ma Rebelle selected as the one to beat from post 2. The daughter of Ameripan Gigolo has already recorded a 1:59.1 victory this season for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield. Arc Light has similar prospects in the other $8,100 Chappell division in race 5 as she leaves from post 2 as the morning line favourite for trainer-driver Campbell. The daughter of Camystic was a 1:59.2 victor in her latest start for owner Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S. Bob Dewar Memorial action starts off in race 3 with a pair of champions colliding. Last season's Maritime Breeder's Futurity champion Red Dirt Boomer leaves from post 1 for trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau and owner Daniel Ross of Belfast. Atlantic Breeder's Crown champion Notorious has post 5 in the same split with Campbell in the bike for owners Shirley Symes of Springhill, N.S., and Darryl and Gordon MacLean of Winsloe. The second Dewar division is later on the card in race 9 with a $8,100 pot at stake. Carlisimo won the first Maritime stakes event of the season in the Dawn Bremner Memorial in New Brunswick. The son of Shadow Play must contend with the far outside at post 7 with Campbell at the helm for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. The final Dewar split has A Grand Terror favoured to win the lion's share of the $8,100 purse for trainer-driver Barrieau and owners Wayne MacRae of Nova Scotia and Robert Tilley and Lester Mott of New Brunswick. The Camystic pacer will leave from post 1 in the field of eight entries. Driver David Dowling will be special guest on Inside Track with host Rocky Schurman. The interview segment will air at 12:35pm on the live Red Shores broadcast For more information go to www.Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - He will have to overcome the outside post position but adversity does not seem to be a problem for E R Quinn lately as he faces the featured harness racing event Thursday at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The eight-dash Thursday evening program gets underway at 6:30 P.M. with the featured event lining up in race 7. E R Quinn leaves from post 6 in the field of as many with $2,400 in purse money on the line for trainer Jeff Holmes and owner Orwell Bay Stable of Orwell. The Total Truth pacer was a winner in his latest outing after recovering from an early break in stride. Corey MacPherson gets the catch driving assignment Thursday evening. Jetster is fresh off a win and gets rail control as he takes a hike in class for trainer-driver Marc Campbell while WInter Blast (Driven by Jason Hughes) gets a second crack at opposition below the preferred ranks. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees the way to the winner's circle running through E R Quinn. "E R Quinn made an early break last week then was the victim of interference and still won," MacIsaac said. "How do you go against him after a performance like that? You don't." Also in the field is Harbourlite Jerry (Steven Shepherd), Tempo Seelster (Ken Murphy) and Confident Fella (Dale Spence). A group of seven three-year-old trotters meet in race 2 of the program for a $1,650 purse. Getti Messi is favoured in the class fresh off an impressive qualifier for driver Mike McGuigan, trainer Len McGuigan and owner Jamie Whalen of Avondale. Other top entries include Dustylane Thunder (Adam Merner) and Hard Case (Mark Bradley). For live video, race programs, promotional information and more go to www.Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - A two-hole ride was all it took for Soccer Hanover to find the winner's circle in the Victoria Day featured harness racing event on opening day at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. David Dowling was top driver on the day as the Warren Grove reinsman won three races on the program including the $2,600 top class with Soccer Hanover. Dowling opted for a two-hole ride over a sloppy track with a three-second variant, with the Leith Waite trained Soccer Hanover and drafted behind pacesetter Screen Test (Driven by Corey MacPherson) through fractions of 29.4, 1:00.1 and 1:30.1. The stretch drive told the tale in the feature as Soccer Hanover edged up for the win over Screen Test in 2:00 while third place went to Red Magician (Adam Merner). Dowling's other wins came with Windemerenightlife in 2:03 for trainer Clair Sweet of O'Leary and with Twice As Bright in a 2:03.1 for trainer Elton Millar of Tyne Valley. Millar was top trainer of the day with two victories including the final dash of the day with Heza Workof Art hitting the line first after a front end steer by driver Mike McGuigan in 2:02.3. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After putting away his only real challenge in the first quarter of the race last week, Doctor Royal is back on red soil Saturday night for the top harness racing event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 13-dash program gets underway at 6 P.M. with the $2,900 preferred pace hitting the trace in race 12. Doctor Royal will leave from the far outside in the seven horse field with Gilles Barrieau back in the bike for owner-trainer Dawn Ellis Abbott of Truro, N.S. Hes Marvalous (Driven by Myles Heffernan) stalked for the duration of the race last week to finish third and will leave from post 4 on Saturday. Mick Dundee has been installed as second choice in the morning line from post 3 for trainer-driver Don MacNeill of New Haven. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees the Saturday night contest as Doctor Royal's race to lose. "After a jogburger at Truro, Doctor Royal made his Island debut last week and nothing changed," MacIsaac said. "He's looking for his third straight tonight and other than the likely short price there's not much to dislike." Also in the field is Red Magician (Adam Merner), Winter Blast (Corey MacPherson), Confident Fella (Marc Campbell) and Adkins Hanover (David Dowling). One of the top pacers on the East coast in 2018, Euchred returns to racing action in the race 13 finale now under the care of trainer-driver Dowling. Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S., owns the seven-year-old son of Shadow Play who compiled an impressive season in 2018 including runner-up finishes in the $25,000 Governor's Plate Final and the $5,000 Cecil Ladner Memorial. Noplay made his East Coast debut a winning one last week and has drawn post 2 in race 10 of the program for a $1,700 pot. Ken Murphy is back in the seat behind the five-year-old son of Shadow Play for owner-trainer Allan Gregory of Charlottetown. Screen Test makes his debut in race 4 after shipping in from Western Canada for owners Kickin Horse Stable of York, and William Andrew of Calgary, Alta. Corey MacPherson will drive the Stephen Gass trainee at 8-1 odds in the $2,500 event. The Leonard MacPhail Memorial lines up in race 6 with Starcastic the top choice with Barrieau in the bike from post 5 for trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Bobbi Jo Matheson and Billy MacKenzie. Harness driver Adam Merner will be special guest on Inside Track with Lee Drake Saturday at 5:35pm. Catch the action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at www.Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

Thursday April 25, 2019 Qualifiers planned for Red Shores Charlottetown and Summerside 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 May 4th at 6pm while Summerside starts their campaign on Monday May 20. Post time is 1pm. Red Shores Charlottetown will hold a BBQ on the trackside patio for the qualifying session this Saturday beginning at 11:30am. Here is the qualifying schedule.   Charlottetown Qualifiers Saturday April 27th. Post time is 11:30am Tuesday April 30th. Post Time 12:30pm   Summerside Qualifiers Monday April 29th. Post Time 6pm   Contact the Red Shores race office for more information at 902.629.6634   Lee Drake Manager Marketing & Brands Red Shores Racetrack and Casino  

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — The harness racing community has spoken and there is no doubt where the voice of P.E.I. harness racing ranks. Vance Cameron, who brings fans to the edge of their seats at both Red Shores Summerside and Charlottetown, was recently announced as the winner of Standardbred Canada’s Best Race Call. “Standardbred Canada had put 48 races together in a format styled after the March Madness basketball tournament,” explained Cameron, a Summerside native. Cameron had four calls entered in the competition and the final came down to two of his calls – the 2008 Gold Cup and Saucer in Charlottetown against the 2003 Gold Cup and Saucer. The 2008 race, won by Pownal Bay Matt and driver Earl Smith, was the winner and votes were casted from around the world. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime deal,” said Cameron. “Earl Smith, a very accomplished horseman, had never won the Gold Cup and Saucer and he was like 19 or 20 to 1 on the board.” Cameron has fond memories of the race. “What I do is when they are going to the gate in Charlottetown for the Cup and Saucer is I’ll say, ‘It’s time to get it onnnn!,’” said Cameron. “That gets the crowd up. “I got the ‘Boom, just like that’ call and on the final turn I said, ‘It’s the greatest Gold Cup and Saucer of all time.’ “That was because there were three tiers of three deep horses and all nine of them were only separated by three or four lengths with an eighth of a mile to go.” However, Cameron actually liked his call of Serious Damage’s win in the 2011 Governor’s Plate in Summerside better than the two finalists. “Obviously, the people thought the ’03 and ’08 were the ones,” added Cameron. “With the 2011 call, when Kenny Arsenault won with Serious Damage, I was able to get the ‘Brouhaha’ into that one, the ‘Boom, just like that’ and I have another call when a horse is way outside I go, ‘Way, way, way outside,’ and that was in it, too. “It was Kenny Arsenault winning the Plate for the first time. Both Earl Smith and Kenny Arsenault are accomplished horse people and great guys.” Click here for story on Prince County Horsemen's Club awards dinner: Surprise Cameron was caught off guard when a special presentation was made to him during the recent Prince County Horsemen’s Club awards dinner in Summerside. Cameron was the master of ceremonies for the well-attended event at Credit Union Place. “Vance, you are the best,” Summerside Mayor and harness racing supporter Basil Stewart commented. “I have a nephew who is from Charlottetown but lives in Halifax, and he comes over to Summerside for harness racing just to hear Vance call the races.” 42nd season Cameron is in his 42nd season of calling races. He called his very first race in Summerside on Oct. 28, 1977. “I have some old tapes from when I first went to Ontario in ’82, and there is a big difference,” said Cameron, who noted his style has changed over the years. Cameron, who has called races in every Canadian province except British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador, has a number of signature calls, including one he picked up from Stompin’ Tom Connors. “I’ve been able to throw in that old Stompin’ Tom tune, ‘To it and at it and at it and to it’ and the people have really liked that one,” said Cameron. “I said to myself, ‘You know what, when a couple of horses are battling it out they are to it and at it and at it and to it.’” One more milestone The 59-year-old Cameron admits there is still one more milestone he would like to achieve. We still haven’t done that 1:49.4 thing,” he said. “Time is running out for me. “It’s not the end of the world, but it’s probably the only thing I haven’t done since I’ve gotten into a booth.” By Jason Simmonds Reprinted with permission of The Journal Pioneer

A veteran harness racing track announcer from Summerside, P.E.I., is the winner of Canada's Best Race Call. Vance Cameron's call of the 2008 Gold Cup and Saucer race beat out a total of 48 calls from across the country. Standardbred Canada posted different races online last month and fans voted daily. Pownal Bay Matt, a 19-1 long shot, won the 2008 race. Fans were on the edge of their seats from the moment the race began with a "It's shhhowtime" from Cameron. During the call, as three horses raced neck-and-neck down the backstretch, Cameron declared it the "the greatest Gold Cup and Saucer of all time!" ; In the finals, Cameron's call was competing with one of his other calls — the 2003 Gold Cup and Saucer. Cameron said it was humbling to receive the recognition. Why 20,000 people gather to watch the Gold Cup & Saucer race at midnight "There were some fantastic calls from other announcers throughout Canada," he said. "It is pretty overwhelming for the little guy from P.E.I. on the west end of Summerside." Back in action May 4 Cameron has been calling races for 42 years will be back in the booth for the start of the harness racing season on May 4 in Charlottetown. This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Gold Cup and Saucer, which will be held at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Aug. 17.   Pownal Bay Matt, driven by Earl Smith, won the 2008 Gold Cup and Saucer race in a time of 1:53.4. (CBC) Cameron said he tries to bring his best to every race that he calls. "I just love to go to work each night. I love harness racing. I love the people in it. I love the horses in it. The fans that come to watch it and it just gets me up each and every night that we have a race card." Reprinted with permission of CBC News

Summerside, PE - The harness racing program scheduled for Sunday at Red Shores Summerside at 1pm has been moved to Monday night with a post time of 6pm. Red Shores, along wit the Prince County Horsemen's Club, made the decision ahead of a weather forcast calling for heavy rain tonight and tomorrow. The final card of the season at Summerside will go Monday night. Post time is 6pm. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE – From the moment the wings folded on the starting gate it was all open road for Mando Fun as he guarded the rail and was on top the entire mile in the featured event Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Dale Spence was in the bike for the crowning moment of his three win afternoon at the Prince County Oval. Leaving from post 1 in the $2,200 top class, Mando Fun was sent to the lead and laid down brisk fractions of 27.2, 57 and 1:27 while keeping race favourite Machinthesand (Driven by Ken Murphy) completely out of the picture. Mando Fun closed the mile out in 1:57 while winning by fourth open lengths over Machinthesand while Pictonian Storm (Austin Sorrie) finished third. Mando Fun is co-owned and trained by Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley along with co-owner Donald Callbeck of Kensington, P.E.I. Spence had his other visits to the winner’s circle with Jds Double Dose in 1:59.2 from his own Tyne Valley stable and with Goodmorning Ky in 2:00.1 for trainer Frank Banks of Summerside, P.E.I. JJ Powerball took the overland route as he captured the $1,800 back-up class for rookie trainer-driver Austin Sorrie of Montague who co-owns the colt with Tammy Collings of Hazel Brook, P.E.I. The three-year-old son of Image Of Dawn stopped the clock in 1:58.4 as he put himself over $30,000 in career earnings with the victory. Second went to Woodmere Ideal Art (Jason Hughes) while Coasttocoastshark (Spence) was third. Live racing continues on P.E.I. this coming week with Red Shores Charlottetown racing Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon while Red Shores Summerside has its final program of the season next Sunday (Oct. 28) in the afternoon. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

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