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

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - It will have been 126 days since he lined up behind the starting gate in pari-mutuel harness racing action but Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino Ron Matheson is back. First race post time is 6 P.M. for the 13-dash card with the personable Matheson seeing a return to action in race 5 aboard Artners In Crime from post 4 for trainer and son Jackie Matheson. The elder Matheson drove the first two dates when racing resumed in April in Charlottetown but then suffered a leg injury in the race paddock before a qualifier on May 6. A winner of 1,080 races lifetime as driver along with $1.2 million in purses, Matheson has been a frequent leading percentage driver in Charlottetown and past winner of the Acorn Memorial and Paul MacDonald Memorial trophy for top driver on Horseperson's Day. Matheson will also drive Starcastic from post 3 in race 8's $2,100 back-up pace where Eagle Jolt (Driven by Marc Campbell) is the morning line favourite. Four Corners will complete Matheson's trio of drives in race 13 while shouldered with post position 8. The Saturday evening feature at the provincial capital will see Adkins Hanover defend his ranking of morning line favourite from post 5 in the $2,400 event. Corey MacPherson drives the Trevor Hicken trainee against a very deep field of pacers. Caracci Hanover (Jason Hughes) has been impressive since relocating to the East Coast for conditioner Jennifer Trainor while his stablemate Mr Irresistible has post 7 with Ken Murphy picking up the catch drive. Other entries include Likely To Win (Adam Merner), Rose Run Quest (Campbell), Forever Paradise (Gilles Barrieau) and Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie). The $2,250 Fillies and Mares Open pace hits the track in race 10 as defending champion Good Luck Kathy has post 6 for the combination of Hughes and Trainor for owner Danny Birt of Stratford. Ramblinglily again has the outside with that being post 8 this week for Cheverie and trainer Alan Jones while Prettyndangerous returns from being scratched sick to ride her two-race win streak into post 7 for driver Merner and trainer Bo Ford. The $100,000 Dash For Cash promotion continues on the Saturday evening card with every customer spending $10 or more in one wager getting a chance to be one of two picked for the race 13 challenge. Check out www.redshores.ca for contest details, live video and more. By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Perfect Escape made his move at the head of lane and over-powered Eagle Jolt in the stretch to win the Thursday harness racing featured event at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in a sharp 1:54.4. Ron Matheson was in the bike for owners Jack Keenan, Stratford, PE and Joseph Dahl, Burlington, Ontario and trainer Jackie Matheson. Eagle Jolt held on for second with McJestic completing the triactor. The 2-7-1 combination returned $39.10. Team Matheson came right back in the nightcap with Artners In Crime for the driving-training double. Driver Marc Campbell enjoyed another big night at the office. The Winsloe resident drove four winners on the program with scores aboard Tyne Valley, Howmac Missy and Freddie who notched his 14th win of the season. Campbell also rallied with Yankee No More for the grand-slam. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE – Drivers Ron Matheson and Gilles Barrieau tied at the top of the standings and were crowned co-winners of the 2014 Driver’s Championship presented by PEISHOA Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Barrieau got the ball rolling with Woodmere No Fool for trainer-owner Garth Cole of Kensington in the opening leg and continued to stay near the top of the board throughout the eight race competition on the strength of three second place finishes and a third. Matheson was consistently picking up points on the day and started to climb up the leader board with back to back second place scores and then nailed the closing leg aboard Van Zant for his co-owner Tom Clark of Charlottetown. The victory gave Matheson 10 more points while Barrieau placed 7th giving him only 4 points in the closer leaving them tied at 62. The PEISHOA had a special ceremony when they retired the EF Acorn memorial trophy and dedicated a new trophy to the top drivers of the annual championship in honor of the late Paul MacDonald. MacDonald won the top driver award on several occasions throughout his career and held the record for most wins in a single season for 24 years. Members of the MacDonald family were trackside for the Barrieau and Matheson presentation. Marc Campbell put in a great effort posting four winners in the contest but was unable to capitalize after suffering a few disappointing finishes. The former driving champ tied in the runner up spot with Corey MacPherson with 55 points. MacPherson rallied with a couple of seconds and thirds to stay in the hunt. Campbell and MacPherson were presented with the hardware by the Hon. Ron MacKinley, minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development. The other participants included Jason Hughes (50), Mark Bradley (48), Terry Gallant (43), Vince Poulton (41). Bradley was placed into the championship after a miscalculation by the PEISHOA.  Bradley was content to sit on the sidelines but Gary Chappell, who was originally scheduled to race, insisted Bradley be able to compete. In other action, Howmacs Missy gave Campbell five on the program when they crossed the wire first in the afternoon finale. The filly is owned by Howmac Farms, North Wiltshire and Wade Peconi, Stanchel. Earl Watts is the trainer. Honeymoonisover (Bradley) and JK Queen (Walter Cheverie) won their trot assignments. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owner’s Association presents their annual driver’s challenge Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The competition takes place in races 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12 on the 13-dash card with a 1 pm first race post time for the Horseperson’s Day card. The eight races will pit top dash winning drivers Marc Campbell, Jason Hughes, Gilles Barrieau and Corey MacPherson against top percentage drivers with over 75 starts Ron Matheson and Mark Bradley and top percentage drivers with 40 to 75 starts Terry Gallant and Vincent Poulton. Competitors are based on statistics from Jan. 1 to Oct. 31 in Charlottetown and all competing drivers must be association members. Barrieau captured the E.F. Acorn trophy for having the most points and winning the 2013 edition. The top pace on the card is in race 12 for a $1,600 purse in the final race of the driving championship. Cambest Kisser is the morning line favorite from post 4 for trainer-driver Jason Hughes and owners Donald and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge. The class-dropper will face top competitors Van Zant (Ron Matheson), Brodys Leona (Corey MacPherson) and Blue Meadow Willie (Vincent Poulton). The top trot class on the card is in race 8 with the Emmett and Albert Bernard Memorial for a $1,350 purse. Osprey Strike will look for a repeat of last week’s victory in this class for owner-trainer-driver Paul Larabee of Belle River. The six-year-old son of Striking Sahbra will line up in post 6 against tough trotters Pleasure Girls (Ron Gass) and Oceanview Kate (Hughes). Race 2 has the Alphonse Pineau Memorial for $1,150 with Dunmore Chance the favorite from post 3 for driver Jack Panting and owner-trainer Ralph Annear of Montague. The Black River three-year-old was a winner last start in this class but must face class dropping Open trotter Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) with post 1. Horse Person’s Day also features second chance draws with uncashed pari-mutuel tickets being converted to ballots for Red Shores vouchers, turkeys and merchandise. Top trotters go Sunday at Charlottetown The top trotters on the East Coast will do battle in race 4 on the Sunday afternoon card at Red Shores Charlottetown. The first race gets underway at 1 pm on the 14-dash card. Open trot champion Zip The Lip is absent in this week’s $1,850 trot class leaving the door open for last week’s runn-up, Caliban Hanover, to pick up the pieces for trainer-driver Ron Gass and owner Wendell MacDonald of Cornwall. The six-horse-field also includes Majian Dillon (Jim Ripley), Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy), Warawee Nuke (Kuri White), Diamond Mine (MacPherson) and Abundaspin (Steven Shepherd). Race analyst Les MacIsaac puts his faith in Saulsbrook Balance to land in the CDP winner’s circle. “This classy veteran has a good chance at securing the lead and we all know how tough he can be when that's the case,” MacIsaac said of Saulsbrook Balance. “If Willie Murphy gets him there, and can steal a fraction, it could be all over.” Race 7 has the Fillies and Mares Open pace for a $2,250 pot with heavy favorite For All We Know assigned post 6 in the field of half a dozen. Chappell will drive the hulking mare for trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Bruce Wood of Marshfield. The field also includes Bunny Mach (Hughes), A Fiesty X Ample (Mark Bradley), General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson), Fleurje (Brian MacPhee) and JK Special (Walter Cheverie). A field of nine tough overnight pacers lines up in race 13 for a $2,100 purse and Carnivore installed as the early favorite from post 1 for driver Arsenault, trainer Marvyn Webster and owner Valleygrove Farm of Kensington. The eight-year-old son of Real Desire was a winner last week at the same level and faces top entries Narragansett (Hughes), The Big Bite (Thane Arsenault) and Rash B Havior (Cheverie) this time around. The field also includes Oh To Be Me (Chappell), Forever Paradise (Campbell), Shock The Rock (MacPherson), Machinthesand (Ken Murphy) and Mcjestic (Mike McGuigan). Follow all the action online at Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oaks, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Touch of Lightning used his gate speed and rated fractions to win the Saturday night feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was a sparkling 1:55.4. Driver Earl Smith pointed the former Breeders Crown champion to the front with Cabo Pan Lucus (Vince Poulton) releasing him on route to the opening quarter in 28.2. The half was reached in 58.3 with the three-quarter station at 1:27.1. Mcjestic (Walter Cheverie) rallied up the passing lane to finish second with Cabo Pan Lucas putting up a hard fought third. The victory was Touch of Lightning's second in a row for owners Peter Smith, Charlottetown, Don Smith, Pownal, Larry Chappell, Marshfield and Gerald Morrissey of Vernon Bridge. For All We Know beat her stable-mate General Luckypercy to take the mares open on the program. Gary Chappell did the driving for owner Bruce Wood, Marshfield and trainer Jackie Matheson. Matheson recorded a training triple with Artners In Crime and Oakrock Almighty also scoring top honors. Chappell, who recently notched his 2,500th career win, laid down the framework for his hat-trick when he teamed up with Earl Watts trainees Howmac Royale and Sinners In Heaven earlier in the night. Zip The Lip pushed his streak to three after claiming the open trot for Brian MacPhee, trainer Donald Sweet and his co-owner Orville Willis of O'Leary. The trotter powered off the wings from post 6 to lead the field through splits of 29.1, 1:00.2, 1:31 before cruising home in 29.1 seconds to stop the timer in 2:00.1. Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) was second with Pleasure Girls third. In other action, Hopedale Dora wired the other trot class in 2:05.1 for driver Joey Pineau and Ken MacInnis, Charlottetown. Driver Ron Matheson posted two winners on the card. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Touch of Lightning is going into the feature event as the one to beat Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 13 dash harness racing program has a first race post time at 6pm. The five-year-old son of Articulator is coming off a three length 1:56.4 score for driver Earl Smith and owners Peter and Don Smith, Gerald Morrissey and Larry Chappell. He'll line up from post 4 in the 12th race top class that has Astor (Jason Hughes) and the fast closing Shock The Rock (Corey MacPherson) applying pressure from the outside of the gate. The power-packed field also stars Cabo Pan Lucas (Vince Poulton), McJestic (Walter Cheverie), Balanchine (Ron Matheson), Narragansett (Kenny Arsenault) and Red Rock (Gary Chappell). In other action, Stayoutofmyaffair drew the rail in the mares open for driver-trainer Jason Hughes and owner Robi Hughes of Stratford. The Hughes stable has been making headlines across Canada while showcasing .366 training average. Stayoutofmyaffair attempts back to back victories aiming for her ninth win of the campaign. For All We Know, owned by Bruce Wood, Marshfield, will try to spoil the party from post 4 for trainer Jackie Matheson. The Matheson stable also sends out General Luckypercy in this event. The open trot class has Zip The Lip going for his third win in a row in race 5. The Donald Sweet trainee has 15 top three finishes from 18 starts which includes six top prizes. Driver Brian MacPhee will need to work out the trip from post 6 with Abundaspin, who captured his 78th lifetime win on Thursday, charging away from the middle of pack post three. The teenager only has three months left in his incredible racing career which includes 64 seconds, 39 thirds and $479,780 in earnings. For the complete entries, race programs and live video go to www.redshores.ca Doucette Memorials highlight Summerside program Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside is set to stage an action packed harness racing program Sunday at 1pm. The program will honor Philip and Henry Doucette at the legendary Prince County Oval. Carnivore, owned by Valleygrove Farms and driven by Marvyn Webster, is the early favorite in the Philip Doucette memorial in race 12. The top class pays tribute to the Prince County Horsemen's Club president who passed away last year. DBS Rosco is riding a two race winning streak and is capable of knocking off the top choice for driver Kenny Arsenault and co-owners Wendell and Robbie Shaw and Derek Folland. Carrera Angel (Rocky Schurman), Blissful Bro (Gary Chappell) and veteran Blue Meadow Willie (Walter Cheverie) are all well poised to steal the show. Pictonian Press, Cambest Kisser and McMaverick complete the line-up. The Henry Doucette memorial is race 7 with Jersey Joe gunning for the top spot from post 2. Deanna Clow, New Haven and Mitchell Tierney, Roseneath, Ontario co -own the pacer who makes his 16th start for driver Jason Hughes. Ultimate Success and J V S Ring are also triactor candidates. Hughes moves from one live drive to another when he jumps on Beckenbauer in the afternoon back-up class in race 9. The $1,600 showdown puts Bad Date (Corey MacPherson) and Rash B Havior into contenders while Acra Beach Bajan and Athletic Putnam play role of spoilers. For complete entries, race programs and live video go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - D Gs Camme, under the command of Ron Matheson, won the feature harness racing event Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in an impressive 1:54.3. Matheson, who co-owns the pacer with Hal & Quentin Bevan and Tom Clark of Charlottetown, hustled this year's Governor's Plate champion off the gate from post 5 and carved out fractions of 27.3, 57.1 and 1:26.3 before unleashing a 28 second final panel to win by nine lengths for trainer Jackie Matheson. Astor (Jason Hughes) was second with Shock The Rock (Corey MacPherson) rallying late to grab third. Team Matheson, along with the co-owner Clark, also scored with Van Zant on the program. Driver Jason Hughes posted a hat-trick on the 13 dash program. The Stratford native claimed the opening daily double with Ivegotmyeyeonu for owner Melissa Rennie, Charlottetown and newcomer Mach My Point for his brother Kurt in race 2. The Hughes family affair continued when Robi's horse, Stayoutofmyaffiar, claimed the open mares division in 1:56.4. Zip the Lip and driver Brian MacPhee won the open trot in 2:00 over Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) and Frill Seeker (Gary Chappell). The Donald Sweet trainee marked his sixth victory from 18 starts this season for co-owner Orville Willis of O'Leary. Sweet and MacPhee combined forces to win the evening's finale with Pembroke Fella. Drivers Ken Murphy and Marc Campbell also recorded driving doubles. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca Lee Drake

A trio of the best free-for-all pacers the Maritimes have to offer will do battle on Saturday night at Red Shores Charlottetown. Post-time for the 13-dash harness racing card is 6 p.m. A winner of the Governor's Plate in a track record 1:53, The Premiers Pace in 1:52.2 and a runner up to Wazzup Wazzup in the Founders Cup, D Gs Camme returns to his hometown oval from Post 5 on Saturday. After not recieving an invite to the invitational race at Northside Downs on Saturday, trainer Jackie Matheson elected to find a start in the Perferred ranks in his own back yard. A dominat force on this year's invitational circuit he will pick up the driving services of Ron Matheson for the first time since early July when the dup teamed up for Matheson's 1, 000 lifetime victory. He co-owns with Hal and Quentin Bevan along with Tom Clark. D Gs Camme will have to do battle with a pair of Jason Hughes trainees. One of the leading trainers among wins in Canada, Hughes will send out the duo of Astor, from Post 6 for Foxyhall Racing and Red Rock from Post 8 for Donald, Bryan, Steven and Melissa MacRae. Hughes has elected to drive Astor, while Gary Chappell gets the call on Red Rock in the Race 12 feature. The Open Trot is also on tap Saturday night with the early headlines going to Zip The Lip and driver Brian MacPhee. A front end winner in the Open last week for owners Orville Willis and Donald Sweet in 2:01, the six-year-old son of Ken Warkentin will have to do battle from Post 3 against rail horse Frill Seeker amd the outside charge Pleaure Girls. The older pacing mares will line up in the Open in Race 7 with top-end mares For All We Know, Stayoutofmyaffiar and General Luckypercy set to do battle. Race 13 features the Hurrah 4 Island Charities, Hurrah has drawn Post 4 and is listed as the morning line choice as he tries to raise as much funds for this month's recipent, the Toys For Tots campaign. Colt looks to continue winning ways A mainland invader will look to invade Red Shores Summerside on Sunday to keep his winning streak alive. Post-time is 1 p.m. American Island has been perfect since making his way back to the maritimes and he will look to extend his streak to three when he scores from Post 2 in the Race 11 feature. New Brunswick based trainer, driver Gilles Barrieau will make the trek from Saint John to try and keep his streak alive for owners Wayne MacRae and Ian Smith. Fresh off an impressive 1:56.3 score in his last outting, American Island will have his hands full on Sunday. He will go up against former Maritime stakes champion Forever Paradise, who looks to get back to his winning ways. Taken out of the race by the stopped leader last start, Forever Paradise seen his back-to-back victories erased. He gets Summerside's leading driver Marc Campbell in the bike from Post 3. The event also includes the ultra conaistant, iron tough, Blu Meadow Willie from Post 5 for driver Walter Cheverie. The card at Red Shores Summerside will also feature the P.E.I Matinee Finals. Four classes will duke it out for top honours in their respective divisions. The Matinee finals will be contested after Races 2, 4 and 6. Bo Ford

Paymenowpaymelater continues to grab all the money she can, now or later, it doesn't seem to matter.   On Thursday night at Red Shores Charlottetown the filly continued her winning way rhyming off her seventh straight victory in her division of the PEI Colt Stakes for two-year-old trotters. Marc Campbell hustled the daughter of Northern Bailey off of the gate, clearing to the lead just past the quarter and they never looked back winning in 2:07.4.   The undefeated filly is owned Wade Peconi and Earl Watts. Wait For Me finished second and Balanced Bailey was third. The win was part of the Campbell early double he also won with Astronomical Union.   Windemere Ty in-line to young gun Jack Panting took the fastest two-year-old division, Panting co-owns the son of Nureyev with his grandfather and trainer Ralph Annear. 'Ty' and Jack stopped the clock in 2:06.3. The third and final division went to Tyne Valley and driver Mike Stevenson in 2:07.1 for owners Bill and Scott Roloson and Kristi Pickering.   The three-year-old trotters were also in PEI Colt Stakes action and Seanchai was able to steal the show before the rain started in Charlottetown. Driver Jason Hughes used the hot fractions laid down by Dusty Lane Galaxy to his advantage. After splits of :28.3 and 1:00, Hughes seen enough and rushed his mount to the front, clearing to the lead and winning by 11 lengths in 2:02 for the Buntainwood Farms and trainer Nick Oakes.   Just as the $4, 300 second division was about to line up behind the gate, the rain started to fall, and the front end held up for post 3 starter Phantom Beau. Kenny Arsenault rushed the son of Bo W to the front and held on to win by a neck in 2:05.3 for owner Peter Breau. Southfield Shadow won the third division for the Southfield Farms Inc and driver Terry Gallant. She won in 2:05.4.   In the evenings top class, the class of the field Balanchine took advantage of a brouhaha going to the opening quarter, grinding it out first over, he cleared up the back stretch and the winner of over three-quarter of a million dollars made it look mighty easy winning in 1:57.3 for owners Mike Pollard and Joey Gallant. Ron Matheson did the driving and Jackie Matheson trains winner of 55 races lifetime.   On a night full of trotters the card wouldn't be complete without the best trotters the region has to offer scoring behind the starting gate. Zip The Lip was a going away winner in 2:01 for driver Brian MacPhee and owners Orville Willis and Donald Sweet.   Gordie Hennessey also enjoyed a driving double, since returning home, Hennessey has started to work his way into the driving colony. He made a good account of himself Thursday winning with his own trainee After Lunch Larry, lighting up the tote board returning his backers $66.30 on a win ticket. Hennessey also won with Leaveitwithme. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Bestinthebusiness proved to be the best on Sunday evening at Flamboro Downs, winning the $11,000 Preferred 2 Pace for horses and geldings. Leaving from post seven, Bestinthebusiness ($14.80) out-sprinted outside assignee Adkins Hanover to the lead during a :26.4 opening panel. He continued on to the half in :55.4 and three-quarters in 1:25 and then cruised home for the 1:54.3 triumph. Adkins Hanover followed one length behind while the hard-charging Tendtowin rallied wide from the backfield to show. Ryan Holliday was the winning driver behind the six-year-old Another Mile gelding, who is trained by Stephen Davis and owned and bred by the Mighican-based Brett Boyd Racing Inc. Eat Me Up ($14.50) left from outside her five rivals and went wire-to-wire to win the $10,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 in 1:56.3 with Insincerity following two and a half lengths behind from the pocket and Shellace rounding out the top three finishers. Bob McClure steered the five-year-old Mach Three mare down the road for trainer Richard Moreau and owner L. David Ratchford of North Sydney, N.S. To view the rest of this story click here. Wire to wire victory for Oakmont at Truro Oakmont went wire-to-wire to win the top class at Truro Raceway for the third consecutive week during Sunday afternoon's harness racing card. Oakmont held a commanding lead in the $1,275 Winners Over Pace through fractions of :28.1, :57.1 and 1:26 and cruised home for the season's best 1:55.4 triumph with pocket-sitter Sf Razamatazz following one and three-quarter lengths behind under the wire and Electric Syl closing from the back of the five-horse field for third. Danny Romo trains and drove Oakmont for his last two wins -- one of which was a dead-heat -- while Robert Laffin took the lines for Sunday's score. Oakmont now has six wins in 15 starts this year in Nova Scotia and P.E.I. after a winless seven-race 2013 campaign in Ontario. The seven-year-old I Am A Fool gelding is owned by Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S. To view the rest of the story click here. Johnny Gun shoots his way to Alberta win Two-year-old pacing colt Johnny Gun won the fastest of the three Alberta Sires Stakes Lonestar divisions on Sunday afternoon at Alberta Downs while Darryl Cutting trainees Pablos First and undefeated Urcutoff were victorious in the other races. The Sires Stakes divisions carried purses ranging from $16,800 to $17,100. Favourite Johnny Gun ($3.40) was first up and first home to equal his lifetime mark of 1:56.2 in Sunday's middle split. Johnny Gun and driver Travis Cullen settled off the pace in sixth place from post five and began to chip away at their 14-length deficit after the :27.1 opening panel. They advanced into second by the half in :59.4 and took over command from Chillinlikeavillin (Kelly Hoerdt) approaching the final turn. Johnny Gun then began to open up on top by the 1:28 third quarter station and extended that lead to fourth lengths as he kicked home in :28.2 to secure the victory. Withflyingcolours (Keith Clark) finished second off a pocket trip while early trailer Senga Shaganappi (Ryan Grundy) followed the winner's cover and finished third. To view the rest of the story click here. Make it two straight for Carrera Angel at Summerside Carrera Angel made it back-to-back victories taking the Sunday feature race for the second week in a row at Red Shores Summerside. The time of the mile was 1:59 flat. Owner/driver Rocky Schurman hustled the nine-year-son of Camluck off the gate to the lead into the turn and then released Say It Again Sam (Jason Hughes) en route to the opening quarter in :28-seconds flat. Carrera Angel tracked the pacesetter through splits of :58.3 and 1:28.4 before unleashing a powerful finishing kick to notch his fifth score from 18 starts this season. Cambest Kisser (Kenny Arsenault) found racing room in the stretch to finish second with Van Zant (Ron Matheson) rallying late to complete the triactor. Action O So Royal edged out Paphos to claim the Peter Coughlin Memorial in 1:59. Brian MacPhee did the driving for owner/trainer Wayne Pike of Winsloe, P.E.I. MacPhee came right back in the next race with Jarretts Jet to record a driving double. Garth Cole was the winning trainer. Bakardi Arti posted the fastest mile of the afternoon going right to his lifetime mark of 1:56.4 for Walter Cheverie, trainer Jonah Moase and owners Neal Moase of Cornwall, P.E.I. and Heather Neill of North Milton, P.E.I. Driver Todd Walsh enjoyed a great weekend competing in the Billings Driving Challenge. The Charlottetown resident won another division of the Billings with In Cahoots for owner Leon Stewart of Summerside, P.E.I. Jason Hughes, Walter Cheverie and Kenny Arsenault also recorded driving doubles on the program. From Red Shores  

Summerside, PE - Carrera Angel made it back to back victories taking the Sunday Feature for the second week in a row at Red Shores Summerside. The time of the mile was 1:59 flat. Owner-driver Rocky Schurman hustled the nine-year-son of Camluck off the gate to the lead into the turn and then released Sam it Again Sam (Jason Hughes) on route to the opening quarter in 28 seconds flat. The duo tracked the pacer-setter through splits of 58.3 and 1:28.4 before unleashing a powerful finishing kick to notch his fifth score from 18 starts this season. Cambest Kisser (Kenny Arsenault) found racing room in the stretch to finish second with Van Zant (Ron Matheson) rallying late to complete the triactor. Action O So Royal edged out Paphos to claim the Peter Coughlin Memorial in 1:59. Brian MacPhee did the driving for owner-trainer Wayne Pike of Winsloe. MacPhee came right back in the next race with Jarretts Jet to record a driving double. Garth Cole was the winning trainer. Bakardi Arti posted the fastest mile of the afternoon going right to his lifetime mark of 1:56.4 for Walter Cheverie, trainer Jonah Moase and owners Neal Moase, Cornwall and Heather Neill, North Milton. Driver Todd Walsh enjoyed a great weekend competing in the Billings Driving Challenge. The Charlottetown resident won another division of the Billings with In Cahoots for owner Leon Stewart, Summerside. Jason Hughes, Walter Cheverie and Kenny Arsenault aslo recorded driving doubles on the program. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Forever Paradise will aim to topple seven foes in the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash card. Marc Campbell will sit behind Forever Paradise from post 3 in the race 11 $2,000 feature pace for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. The four-year-old son of Western Paradise was a top stakes performer on the east coast the past two years but had spent much of 2014 racing in the United States. He has registered a 1:55.1 victory since returning to P.E.I., and race analyst Les MacIsaac will place his faith in the pacer. "He Has not been worse than second since returning to familiar surroundings and last time out earned an impressive new speed badge," MacIsaac said of Forever Paradise. "Don't rule out a repeat." He will face two tough rivals in Perfect Escape (Ron Matheson) and IDK (Vincent Poulton), who both show miles in 1:55 and change. Other entries include Mcjestic (Corey MacPherson), Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes), First Art Down (Ken Murphy), Teddys Place (Thane Arsenault) and Cabo Pan Lucas (Daniel MacDonald). The $1,850 Open trot lines up in race 5 with Zip The Lip favoured from post 5 for driver Brian MacPhee and trainer Donald Sweet. Sweet co-owns with fellow O'Leary resident Orville Willis. The six-year-old son of Ken Warkentin leaves from post 5 and brings in impressive form with a 2:01.2 victory in his last outing and a bang-up second the start before in the $10,700 P.E.I. Trotting Series final, won by Mopey Corey. His competition in the Thursday night Open trot includes Pleasure Girls (MacPherson), Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy), Lyrical Lindy (Hughes), Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew), Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass), Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) and Howmacs Pride (Campbell). Atlantic Canada's top pacing mares will go full throttle in race 9 for a $2,250 pot. Race Analyst MacIsaac selects post 1 starter Stayoutofmyaffair to land in the winner's circle for trainer-driver Hughes and owner Robi Hughes of Stratford. "Having been first or second in four of her last five starts should tell you all you need to know about her current form," MacIsaac said. "The rail just adds to her appeal." She will have to fight off a field of seven including the Jackie Matheson trained duo of For All We Know (Gary Chappell) and General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson). by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown PE - The forecast calls for clear skies in Charlottetown on Saturday night, but at Red Shores Charlottetown, Touch Of Lightning will look to strike lightning against his seven rivals in the featured 13th race. The 14-dash card gets under way at 6 p.m.   The former Maritime stakes champion has drawn post 6 for trainer - driver Earl Smith. A winner of $ 130, 387 of Maritime money, the five-year-old son of Articulator is owned by Peter and Don Smith, Gerald Morrissey and Larry Chappell.   From 11 starts this season he has five top-three finishes including a victory in 1:55.4. He comes into the event fresh off of a 1:58.4 qualifying victory and is listed as the morning-line favourite. Post 3 starter Shock The Rock is fresh off of a lifetime best score 1:56.2,   Corey MacPherson will drive the Blair Macleod trainee for owner Bethany Macleod. McMaverick ( Kenny Arsenault ), Eagle Jolt (Marc Campbell ), First Art Down (Kenny Murphy), Tempo Seelster ( Vince Poulton ), Machinthesand ( Walter Cheverie) and Narragansett (Jason Hughes ) round out the power packed feature.   Race 3 features the trotting side of things, with the ageless wonder Abundaspin as the morning line choice.   A winner of over $478, 000 in career earnings and 77 victories lifetime, the 14 - year-old is rapidly approaching the mandatory retirement at the end of the year. Harold Shepherd handles the driving and training for owner Mikaela Lustic.   He isn't the only horse in the race with over $400,000 to his credit. The rail entry Rate Exchange has $418, 120 lifetime at the age of 11. He will make his third start in Charlottetown for owner Kathryn Gilfoy and trainer Jonah Moase. He will pick up the services of Ron Matheson.   Well a pair of veterans square off in the open trot, another veteran in his own right, Gary Chappell will look to obtain his 2, 500 driving victory. He sits four wins away after doubling up on the Wednesday card at Red Shores Summerside. Chappell has eight drives on the program.   Hughes trainees headline Labor Day card   A pair of Jason Hughes trainees will look to deliver defeat to their five rivals on the special Labor Day card, Monday at Red Shores' Summerside. The 13-dash card gets under way at 1 p.m.   Post 4 starter Capitalism will look to price the field when he lines up behind the gate for a claiming tag of $8, 000. A winner on National Driving Championship night in Charlottetown in 1:56.2, the five-year-old son of Tell All ha been no worst than second in his five, including two victories for owner Jason Collings. Hughes will handle the driving duties. His stablemate Cambest Kisser leaves from Post 6 for Donald and Steven MacRae. A winner of 24 races lifetime, 'Kisser' will make his second start off of the self. Brian MacPhee will drive. Rymar Sporty, Keystone Nobility, Van Zant, Carrera Angel and Blissful Bro complete the field.   The Harold "June" Culleton Memorial goes in Race 2 with Mayhem Man listed as the morning line favourite for pilot Norris Rogers. The two-year-old son of Coasttocoast Yankee is owned by Mary Jean and Jay Noye. He was a third place finisher in his Joe O'Brien grassroots division on August 20. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Hail The Taxi will seek to fend off seven foes in the feature pace Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell will drive the four-year-old son of Art Major from post 2 in the $1,900 race 11 feature for Ontario owners Brian Evans and Randy Van Meer as well as Lynda MacSwain of Morell. Darren Trainor conditions the pacer, who was a winner in 1:56.2 his last start out. Race analyst Les MacIsaac also places his faith in Hail The Taxi to land in the CDP winner's circle. "He's been steadily climbing back up the class ladder as he seems to be regaining his confidence," MacIsaac said, "and last time out earned a win in what happens to be the fastest on the page this year. Don't rule out a repeat." Also in the event is Sterling Seelster (Mark Bradley), Tyber Champ (Rocky Schurman), Mcjestic (Corey MacPherson), Sa Summers Luck (Gary Chappell), Van Zant (Ron Matheson), Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) and Rymar Sporty (Ken Murphy). The card has two trot classes slated to go in races 3 and 5. Race 3 has Juarez Cyclone picked to win for trainer-driver Paul Morrison of Cardigan, who co-owns with John Breau of Shediac Cape, N.B. He will face off against seven rivals including Lace (Brian Andrew) and fellow Morrison trainees Mile Hill Belle (Corey MacPherson) and Oysterbed Margaret (Brian MacPhee). Race 5 has Glencove Uday trying to get the job done from post 1 for driver MacPherson and owner-trainer Carl Bagnall of Stratford. The seven-year-old daughter of Bo W has been winless so far this season but knocking on the door nearly every start. Her competition in the compact field of six comes from Sandhill Angel (Kenny Arsenault) and Dunmore Alpha (Ted Smallwood). The back-up pace lines up in race 12 with Rash B Havior (Michael Peters) favored off the rail against Artners In Crime (Ron Matheson) and Painted Pony (MacPhee). by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Red Shores Summerside played host to its final card for two and a half weeks on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The 12-dash card featured the first leg of the Premiers Pace Series for aged pacers. In the first division track record holder and Governor's Plate winner D Gs Camme in-line to reinsmen Gilles Barrieau stopped the clock in 1:53.4. Fresh off of his track record performance in the Governor's Plate of 1:53, Barrieau blasted the four-year-old son of Blissfull Hall to the front from Post 2 and never looked back, laying down fractions :28.1, :56.1, 1:25.4. D Gs Camme is owned by Hal and Quentin Bevan, Tom Clark and Ron Matheson. It was the second win for trainer Jackie Matheson. Astor was second and Modern Xhibit finished third. Post 7 starter Ultimate Luck was the winner of the second division. Converting off of a second over trip, driver Terry Gallant flipped Ultimate Luck three-high approaching three quarters and drew away from the field winning by four lengths in 1:55 for the Ultimate Stable and trainer Sifroi Melanson. Touch Of Lightning laid down the early fractions of :27.2, 56.1, 1:25.3 before Ultimate Luck took over. Judge Jon finished second, Cheyenne Ford finished third. Red Shores Summerside also played host to a Walter Cheverie driving quadruple. He got the ball rolling early sweeping the early double with Larsheis and Tobin Knockout. In Race 7 it was the veteran pacer Blu Meadow Willie picking up his 50th lifetime victory for Cheverie, the 10-year-old gelding is owned by Bob and Brenda Macinnis, he just missed his freshly earned lifetime mark. He stopped the teletimer in 1:55.4. He picked up his grand slam win with Athletic Putnam. Barrieau picked up a driving double closing out the last race on the card at Summerside before Old Home Week with Pinner. He is owned by Brian, Kevin and Lillian Ladner, Brian handles the training duties. Old Home Week kicks off at Red Shores Charlottetown on Thursday night and will feature the first leg of the Alpine $3000 claiming series. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

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