Charlottetown, PE - Southfield Shadow rallied in deep stretch to knock off race favorite Dusty Lane Galaxy to win the Buddy Campbell Memorial in the Maritime Breeders final for three-year-trotters in 2:02.3 Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Terry Gallant did the driving for Southfield Farms Inc Summerside as the filly notched her fourth victory of the campaign. Thane Mann is the trainer. Dusty Lane Galaxy held on for second while Saulsbrook Pippa took the show dough in the $6,800 purse. The other trot star on the night was Zip The Lip who moved his winning streak to six in a row. Brian MacPhee was able to work out the trip to keep the streak alive for trainer Don Sweet and his co-owner Orville Willis of O'Leary. The mile was 2:01.3 over a track rated good with a two second variant. Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) was second with Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) third. Astor found racing room at the head of the lane and blasted through the stretch to take the evening's feature event in 1:57.2. Jason Hughes did the driving for Foxyhall Racing stable of Summerside. The victory put Hughes into a tie in the top driver standings with Marc Campbell with each pilot at 100 victories at Charlottetown. All Turain finished second with Astor's stable-mate Narragansett (Mark Bradley) completing the triactor. Gary Chappell, Corey MacPherson and Hughes all enjoyed hat-tricks on the card. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca Lee A. Drake
Summerside, PE - Not only is she unbeatable, she's been untouchable. Paymenowpaymelater will put her undefeated five-race win streak on the line Wednesday night at Red Shores' Summerside in the $5,800 Lady Slipper for two-year-old trotters. Post-time for the 13-dash card is 7 p.m. The daughter of Northern Bailey has drawn the outside Post 7 in the evenings seventh Race. The Earl Watts trainee has been untouchable this season winning by more than two lengths in all of her races to date. Her last start during Old Home Week was the fastest of her career, winning in 2:05.2 for owner Wade Peconi. Her regular pilot Kenny Arsenault once again will not be in the sulky as he will have to drive his own trainee Balanced Bailey from Post 3. This leaves the lines in the hands of Summerside's leading driver Marc Campbell. Her stiffest competition comes from the rail starter Bayriver. Owned by William Lanigan, the daughter of Nikes Image has four second place finishes this season from five starts, She was fourth to Paymenowpaymelater in her last start. Paul Lanigan does the training and driving. B J Matador, Balanced Bailey, Dusty Lane Jacob, Oceanview Roz and Windemere Tribe round out the field. Driver Walter Cheverie will look to keep his hands hot in the first division of the Lady Slipper for two-year-old trotters. Fresh off of a five-bagger in Charlottetown on Saturday night, Cheverie's first mount comes in Race 1 aboard the morning line favourite J K Blaze from Post 6. Owned and trained by Joe Smallwood the Chestnut son of Northern Bailey was a winner in his last start, and has three top three finishes from five starts this season. Campbell will look to get the ball rolling early as well. Fresh off an appearance in the National Driving Championship, Tuesday night in Charlottetown, Campbell will drive his own trainee, Dusty Lane Jewel in the first race. Another winner in her last start, 'Jewel' also comes in with three top three finishes in five starts, she has drawn the 2-spot. Suicide Shift is the morning line choice in the Race 3 division. The two-year-old son of Pjs Nabby is owned by Steven and Harold Shepherd along with Margo Fisher. Harold is the trainer and son Steven will do the driving. A third place finisher in his first life-time start, he will go up against Wait For Me, who finished second in the very same race last time out. David and Mitchell Tierney own the full sister to former Maritime Champion Waitin On A Woman. Mark McKinnon trains and drives. The first division of the Lady Slipper for three-year-old trotters goes in Race 5 with Southfield Shadow headlining the field of seven. A lifetime best winner in her previous outing, Southfield Shadow is owned by the Southfield Farms, Thane Mann does the training on the three-year-old daughter of Pjs Nabby, Terry Gallant will drive. B J Comanche a runner-up to Southfield Shadow in his last race, has finished in the top two in all of his races this year. Clare MacDonald will driver for owner - trainer Bert Honkoop. The trotting action wraps up in Race 9 with the second and final division of three-year-old trotters lining up for a purse of $ 8,200. A duo of outside starters will look to do battle for the lions share of the purse. Post 6 starter Incredibility will look to follow in her sister Paymenowpaymelater's footsteps and win for her new connections Wade Peconi and the Windemere Farms, Watts does the training and Kenny Arsenault will drive. Dusty Lane Galaxy is the Post 7 starter, with 13 top two finishes from 16 starts he is the morning line favourite for trainer-driver Gary Chappell who is only six wins away from career win 2,500. The evenings feature goes in Race 12, from the rail out is 1. Lucky Journal (Terry Gallant) 2. Lucky Encounter (Norris Rogers) 3. Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie) 4. Godivabeachdiamond (Marc Campbell) 5. Ulla Bayama (Ken Murphy) 6. Onehotvett (Wade Sorrie) 7. Bad Date (Jason Hughes) 8. Pictonian Press (Gary Chappell) For race programs, top picks and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Bo Ford, for Red Shores
After 17 nights of darkness, Red Shores' Summerside is ready to turn the lights back on Wednesday for live harness racing action. A 14-dash card filled with the Joe O'Brien for two-year-old pacing colts and the Lady Slipper for two-year-old pacing fillies will get underway with a special 6:30 p.m. post time. A story line from Old Home Week will be carried over into the sixth race on Wednesday night. The battle of a pair of Woodmere fillies will not only commence again but this time there will be another Woodmere added to the mix in Race 6. Last Thursday, Woodmere Dancenart and Woodmere Articblue went head-to-head in Atlantic Sire Stakes action with Woodmere Dancenart getting the first call at the wire and Woodmere Articblue finishing second, Wednesday you can add Woodmere Costalot into that mix when the three daughters of Articulator will line up against three daughters of Ameripian Gigolo for a purse of $ 11,700 in the first 'Gold' division of the Lady Slipper stake. 'Dancenart' has been enrolled as the morning line choice from Post 4 as she looks to extend her win streak to four races. The Daughter of Articulator - Shadow Dancer took her lifetime best last Thursday winning in 1:58.3 for owners Morah Kerr and Phonsie Maceachern. Clare MacDonald handles the training and driving duties. A bridesmaid to her former field mate in her last two, 'Articblue' will look to get the monkey off of her back from the outside Post 6. The daughter of Articulator - Blue Violet has finished no-worst-than second in five starts this season, banking $ 14, 749 for owners Tayna Tremblett and Stevi Jardine. Ken Collins does the training and Marc Campbell will be back in the bike this week. The third Woodmere bred filly is a daughter of Articulator - Costly Ball, owned by Peter and Greg Francis along with Malcom and Daphne Isnor all of Nova Scotia, 'Costalot' has yet to win this season but will look to change things Wednesday for trainer - driver Bernard McCallum. The three daughter of Articulator will look to make their dad proud when they face off against three daughters of Ameripan Gigolo. Dusty Lane Bria has drawn the rail for owners Kenny Wilkie and Larry Chappell. She will look to get back to her winning ways after seeing her three race unbeaten streak snapped after a costly break at the start last week. Lyndale Jenn and Party Rockin are the other two fillies who will contest for the lions share of the $11, 700 purse. The second 'Gold' division goes in Race 8 with Jann Down looking to extend her win streak to four. She hasn't missed a top two finish in her five lifetime starts. Owned by the Downey Stables and trained by Stephen Mason, she took a new lifetime best in her last start stopping the clock in 1:59.1 for Gilles Barrieau. He'll be back in the bike from Post 4 Wednesday. The daughter of Articulator will have to do battle against another Ameripan Gigolo filly, Three Pink Bows. Owned by Tanya Tremblett and Stevi Jardine of Nova Scotia, she has yet to miss a top three finish from six starts this season. Clare MacDonald handles the training and driving. Elm Grove Joanette, Rocks Confession, Pictonian Stardust and Casa Miasa round out the field. Bngs Express will hook up and do battle with Camco Titan in Race 10, the first 'Gold' division of the Joe O'Brien stake. A second place finisher in his last three starts, owners Thomas Hawco JR and George Della Valle hope their colt can shake the streak and have his named called first at the wire on Wednesday. Danny Romo does the training and driving on the son of 'Gigolo' from Post 4. Camco Titan comes fresh off of a 1:59.2 score in his Atlantic Sire Stakes 'A' division appearance last week. Owned by Windemere Farms, Harris Johnston, John Howatt and Roger Burns, he has two victories from four starts this year for trainer Earl Watts. Veteran reinsman Kenny Arsenault will handle the lines from Post 1. Lorne Valley Ricki, Proven Desire, R Es Aiden, George and Old Stu Da Baker complete the field. The second O'Brien 'Gold' division goes to post in Race 12 and is sure to display an impeccable amount of talent from post 5 starter Jack Reacher. The son of No Pan Intended made quick work of his foes in his first lifetime start winning by eight lengths in 1:58.4, owned by the Lenny and Squiggy Stable, he is trained by Clifford Murphy and Kenny Murphy does the driving. He will face off against six other rivals. Dixieland Band, I Am Able, Gotta Move, J J Romeo, Goodmorningmister and All Hail. Windemere Belle will look to get things started in the first Lady Slipper Grassroots division for the Windemere Farm and Brittany Watts. The post 1 starter is trained by Earl Watts and will have the driving services of Summerside's leading driving Marc Campbell. The $ 5, 800 purse will be contested in Race 3. Ubettowin is the morning line choice in the second Grassroots division. The Driven To Win filly is owned by the Downey Stables, trained by Stephen Mason and Barrieau will drive from Post 5 in Race 5. The third and final Lady Slipper Grassroot division goes in Race 9, Miss Oromocto, fresh off a Atlantic Sire Stakes 'B' division victory has drawn into Post 5 for Sharon Burchill and co-owner trainer Melvin Land, Brian MacPhee will drive. Race 7 and 11 play host to the Grassroots divisions for the Joe O'Brien. Hog Aufray is the Race 7 favourite for owner Claude Poirier, Clare MacDonald will drive for trainer Earl Watts. He will score from Post 5. Silverhill Blaze is the 5-2 favourite in Race 11, the Post 7 starter is owned by Donald MacRae, Jason Hughes does the training and driving. Heading into the fall meet at Red Shores' Summerside, Campbell leads all drivers in wins with 35, there is a two-way tie for second between the 'Blue Knight' Jason Hughes and 'The Maritime Magicman' Gilles Barrieau, they have 21 a piece. Gary Chappell who is only 8 wins away from 2500 is fourth with 16 and Kenny Arsenault and Terry Gallant are tied with 14 to round out the top five. On the training side of things, Thane Mann sits a top of the leader board with 15 victories from 54 starters this season, Earl Watts and Jackie Matheson are dead locked for second with 10 victories. Hughes is fourth with 9 and Phillip Desroches rounds out the top five with 8. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores
After an afternoon hiatus on Wednesday at Red Shores Charlottetown, the harness racing action heats right back up on Thursday afternoon featuring the Atlantic Sire Stakes for two-year-old fillies. The 11-dash afternoon card gets under way at 1 p.m. featuring two 'A' divisions and three 'B' divisions of the Atlantic Sire Stakes. The 'A' fillies get under way in the afternoon's ninth race with a pair of fillies looking to extend their win streaks. morning line favourite Dusty Lane Bria will look to extend her streak to three races when she lines up against seven other foes from the outside Post 8. The daughter of Ameripan Gigolo is undefeated in her career for owners Ken Wilkie and Larry Chappell. The Wilkie trainee picked up a new lifetime mark in her last start, stopping the clock in 1:59. Kenny Arsenault will be back in the sulky on Thursday. Jann Down, a daughter of Articulator owned by the Downey Stables will look to pick up her third win in a row from Post 2. Trained by Stephen Mason, the filly has yet to finish out of the top two in four starts this year. Gilles Barrieau will handle the driving duties. I Can Do Anything, Three Pink Bows, Lyndale Jenn, Woodmere Costalot, Pictonian Stardust and Jays Little Spark round out the full field. A pair of fillies bred by Woodmere Farms will do battle in the second 'A' division, although both daughters of Articulator have raced each other up and down the field many of times, Thursday afternoon will be a little different, $13,900 different. Woodmere Dancenart has been chosen as the morning line favourite from Post 2. Owned by Morah Kerr and Phonsie Maceachern, the filly has picked up back-to-back victories for trainer - driver Clare MacDonald. Woodmere Articblue has drawn post 3 and will look to shed the bridesmaid status from her previous two starts. She is owned by Tanya Tremblett and Stevi Jardine, Ken Collins does the training, Tuesday afternoon she will gain the services of Charlottetown's top driver Marc Campbell. Party Rockin, Elm Grove Joanette, Casa Miasa, Centurion Sue, Wynnfrith and Ubettowin complete the field. The Atlantic Sire Stakes 'B' divisions go in races 3, 5 and 7 on the card. Navajo Moe is the 5-2 morning line choice for her owner Calvin Baglole and trainer Tammy MacKay, Barrieau will handle the driving. Dusty Lane Milly, is the early choice in race 5 for owners Frank Hansen, Shelley Gass and Alexis Gass, Hansen handles the training duties on the daughter of Allamerican Navajo and Walter Cheverie will drive. Another daughter of Navajo is favourited in the seventh race and final 'B' division of the day, Miss Johnstone from post 4 will look to pick up her first lifetime victory for the trainer - driver combination of Thane Mann and Terry Gallant along with owner Paul Johnstone. Bo Ford
The Meridian Farms Atlantic Sire Stakes for harness racing two and three-year-old trotters took centre stage Tuesday afternoon at Red Shores Charlottetown. Paymenowpaymelater extended his unbeaten win streak to five in the Race 6 division of two-year-old trotters. The two-year-old filly by Northern Bailey let the dust settle off of the gate before charging to the lead just past the quarter, going on to win by two and a half lengths in 2:05.2 for owner Wade Peconi. Clare MacDonald drove for the first time for trainer Earl Watts. With the victory Paymenowpaymelater pushes her lifetime earnings well over $15,000 in five starts. Wait For Me was second and Suicide Shift finished third. J K Blaze picked up the victory in another division of two-year-old trotters. Favourite Tyne Valley did not receive a fair start and that opened up a wide open betting bored. Walter Cheverie sent the daughter of Northern Bailey to the lead and never looked back winning in 2:09.2 for owner and trainer Joe Smallwood. Windemere Ty was second and Windemere Tribe was third. Dusty Lane Jewel put in a gutsy effort for Charlottetown's new leading driving Marc Campbell. The daughter of Nureyev made a break heading into the first turn but managed to get away third in the compact field of five. The Campbell trainee grinded out a first over attack to nail trot setter B J Matador on the line. Skyanne finished third. Southfield Shadow took the fastest of the three Meridian Farms Atlantic Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotters on the afternoon card, she stopped the clock in 2:01.3 for the driver - trainer combo of Terry Gallant and Thane Mann. Owned by the Southfield Farms of Summerside, the filly tracked down the leader Villager past the three-quaters after he laid down fraction of :29.3, :59.3 and 1:31.1, to win by four lengths, B J Comanche finished second and Villager hung on for third. Phantom Beau was able to convert off of a perfect two-hole ride in Race 7 for driver Kenny Arsenault. Owned by Peter Breau and trained by John Pineau, the three-year-old son of Bo W moved out around the final turn and defeated Dusty Lane Galaxy who finished second while Arizone Ray finished third, time of the mile was 2:03.1. Young-gun driver Jack Panting made his work look pretty easy in the final trot division of the day. He fired Dunmore Chance off of the gate before letting favourite Saulsbrook Pippa clear to the lead going to the half, Panting made his move around the last turn and went on to win by five lengths in 2:04. Grandfather Ralph Annear owns and trains. Driver Brian Andrew picked up a driving double on the card. He got his winning started with War Cry Ranger in race 3 making every call a winning one in 2:00.1. His second win came with a four wide move up the back stretch aboard Honor Roll. Time of that mile was 2:00.2. The fastest mile of the afternoon went to Cabo Pan Lucas in the last race on the card. Driver Paul Mackenzie sent the seven-year-old chestnut gelding right down the road winning by two lengths in 1:56.4. Gary Poulton co-owns and trains along with co-owner Alan Walker. Cabo Pan Lucas laid down fractions of :28.3, :59, 1:28.3, 1:56.4. Bo Ford
CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A hard-hitting field of pacers will take to the track in the race 11 feature Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash card. The $1,800 event has Mcjestic as the classifier's choice from post 1 for owner-trainer Troy Murray and driver Walter Cheverie. Race analyst Les MacIsaac also places his faith in Mcjestic to land in the winner's circle. "He's been up and down the class ladder but all he does is land in the top three every week.," MacIsaac said of Mcjestic. "With him getting the rail it will take a big effort from one of his rivals to knock him off." Mcjestic will face stiff challenges from iron tough horses like IDK (Vincent Poulton), Shock The Rock (Corey MacPherson) and Beckenbauer (Jason Hughes). Also in the field is Oakrock Almighty (Ron Matheson), All Out (Mark Bradley), CL Eighty (Kenny Arsenault) and First Art Down (Ken Murphy). The evening trot class lines up in race 4 for a $1,100 purse. Southfield Shadow is favored from post 7 for driver Terry Gallant, trainer Thane Mann and owner Southfield Farms of Summerside. The event also features nice three-year-olds like Hope Chest (Cheverie) and Dunmore Chance (Jack Panting). Silverhill Lucky is riding a two-race win streak in race 12 for driver Gallant, trainer Mann and owner Casey Gavin of Tignish. The three-year-old Western Terror gelding has drawn post 5 in the eight-horse field. The Glenn Taylor memorial pace lines up in race 9 with Outrageous Spirit the morning line favorite from the dreaded post 8 for driver Cheverie, trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Paul Holmes of Warren Grove. Taylor, a longtime horse-owner and trainer, passed away in 2013. He got involved in harness racing as an owner in the 1970s and went on to own and condition horses like Moosehead and Governor's Plate starter Rosetown Eagle. Taylor's family is deeply rooted in Island racing, notably with his grandson Corey MacPherson, who has become one of the top drivers at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Summerside Raceway. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores
Charlottetown PE- A newcomer to the Island racing scene was quick to leave his mark at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park Thursday night. Red Magician made his first start on red soil a winning one for owners Dale and Ronnie Rennie of Elmsdale. The four-year-old chestnut gelding laid down fractions of :28.4, 1:00.1, 1:30.4 before closing it out in 2:00 over a track carrying a four seconds variant. Kenny Murphy handled the driving duties for trainer Clarkie Smith. Shock The Rock was second and Windemere Express finished third. The 4-H Club of P.E.I were at Red Shores in full force Thursday night, as they cheered Hurrah right into the winners circle. The three-year-old Shadow Play colt was a winner in 2:01.2 for trainer - driver Mark Bradley. Hurrah is part of a new promotion this season at Red Shores called Hurrah 4 Island Charities, in partnership with Meridian Farms. It sees the horses entire earnings each month donated to charities across P.E.I. This months charity is the 4-H club of P.E.I, members from the Montague 4-H club joined he connections in the winner circle. Caliban Hanover notched another victory into his belt in the Open trot for trainer - driver Ronnie Gass. The nine-year-old picked up his 40th lifetime victory for his owner Wendell MacDonald of Cornwall in 2:03. Twelve different drivers picked up victories on the 12-dash card. Racing action returns to Red Shores' Charlottetown Saturday night with a 6 p.m. post time. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores
Summerside PE- Racing returned to Red Shores' Summerside Wednesday night after a successful Governor's Plate Week. It was the story of the mare who beat the boys, in the evenings top class. Ultimate Faith had the odds stacked against her being one of only two mares in the evenings feature race, but driver Marc Campbell gunned her to the front off the gate, before letting fraction setter Lucky Encounter clear to the lead. Campbell flipped her out at the head of the stretch off a perfect two-hole ride to get up for the victory in 1:58.2 for owner Able Arsenault and trainer Philip Desroches. Lisfinny was second, Lucky Encounter laid down fractions of :29, :58.2 and 1:28.1 fading to finish third. How high were the odds stacked against her. Well the tote board told the story. She paid $ 40.40 to win, $ 36.30 to place and $5.60 to show. In Race 2 on the evening Dialamara caught the eyes of many, with a maiden voyage in 1:59.3. The two-year-old Lis Mara - Ladysai colt re-took the lead just past the quarter, laying down fractions of :30.3, 1:01, 1:31.1, sprinting home in :28.3, to close it out for owner Doug Mac Phee and trainer Tom Weatherbie. The colt got things under way for Jason Hughes getting his first of two winners on the card. He also won win Roccos Cavallo. The second double on the night was part of a driver - trainer - owner combination. Driver Terry Gallant, trainer Thane Mann and owner Casey Gavin got their winning start early. The first race of the night. Silverhill Princes got the ball rolling in 2:00, and in Race 6 her stable mate Sillverhill Lucky wired the field in 1:59. Summerside native Gary Chappell who is closing in on 2,500 lifetime driving victories was number five on the list of doubles for the night. He recorded a driving double aboard Instant Fantasy and Ultimate Success. Red Shores made a special presentation to driver Mike Stevenson in the winner circle on Wednesday, after Stevenson picked up his 1, 500 career driving victory in Truro on Tuesday. Racing action returns to Red Shores Racetrack and Casino in Charlottetown on Thursday night after a week darkness due to Governor's Plate. The card will feature Hurrah For Island Charities. Post time is 7 p.m. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores
Summerside PE - After six consecutive days of power packed racing last week, the horses are set to return to Red Shores' Summerside Wednesday night. The 12-dash card gets underway at 7 p.m. Paphos has drawn post 4 for owner-trainer Donald Milligan of Tyne Vally. The 11-year-old Astreos - Lucky Bobbi D gelding heads into the feature race with a three race win streak on the line. Terry Gallant will drive. Lucky Encounter has drawn post 1 and will look to play spoiler for owner Jeff Ferrish. He has been listed as the morning line favourite at 5-2, for trainer Dale Sobey and driver Walter Cheverie. He was a bang up second place finisher on Governor's Plate night in 1:55.4. Keystone Nobility, owned by Kent Livingston, will look to keep her own streak alive in Race 11. The daughter of Western Hanover has only missed one top three finish during the 2014 campaign. She will score from the outside post 8. Fresh off a second place finish in the Lobsterfest Open mares final, trainer Alan Taylor will call on Corey MacPherson to do the driving. Tyber Champ ( Post 2 ), Windemere Eric (Post 3), Ultimate Faith ( Post 5 ), All Out ( Post 6 ) and Lisfinny ( Post 7 ) round out the field. Marc Campbell, Summerside's leading driver with 32 wins this season, is in action Wednesday night. Campbell won the Basil Whelan Memorial trophy for having the most wins during Governor's Plate week, last week. He has nine drives on the program. Three veteran pacers will square off in Race 10. Nine-year-old Flaming Prince has drawn the rail for owners Thane Mann and Justin Campbell. The free legged pacer will get his regular pilot, Gallant, back in the sulky after winning in 1:56.4 for National Driving Championship finalist Ryan Ellis. Incredible Mike comes into Race 10 with back-to-back victories for owner Judy Macleod. Cheverie is back in the bike Wednesday after stoping the clock in 1:57.3 in his last start. The age-less wonder Blu Meadow Willie has drawn the dreaded post 8 for owners Bob and Brenda MacInnis. The 10-year-old son of Drop Off rocked the Summerside oval last Friday when he won in 1:55.3, a new career best. Bob MacInnis will drive. For the complete list of entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Bo Ford, for Red Shores
Charlottetown, PE - The fields are set for another weekend of racing at Red Shores Charlottetown Saturday at 6pm with Red Shores Summerside going post-ward at 1pm on Sunday. The Bring a Friend promotion, which has Standardbred Canada teaming up with tracks across the country, will also take place with fans being treated to behind the scenes tours, prize giveaways and winner's circle presentations. The Saturday program includes an impressive line-up from one of Atlantic Canada's newest stables. Foxyhall Racing, owned by Ron Hall of Summerside PE, has joined forces with trainer-driver Jason Hughes of Charlottetown. The partnership has been successful so far. Narragansett, a five-year-old brown gelding by Rocknroll Hanover, will attempt for his third win in a row in race 9. It won't be easy with red hot Camcun off the rail who is sporting a three race win streak for Kenny Arsenault. There are two new horses out of the Foxyhall stable that have been noticed by the rail-birds. Say It Again Sam has won both starts since arriving from Mohawk including a 1:58.2 posting and final quarter charted in a dazzling 27.4 seconds. He is favored to win his assignment in race 4. Astor moves to the Island from Yonkers Raceway in New York. The son of Camluck won his qualifier by a whopping 21 lengths in 1:57.2 and starts from post 8 in race 7 for Hughes. In other action, All Turain will try to extend his winning streak to nine when the pacer goes to the gate in the evening's featured event in race 11. Brodie MacPhee will be back in the bike for trainer-owner Trevor Hicken and his co-owner Lee Hicken. The line-up has Cambest Kisser (pp1), Touch of Lightning (pp2), Perfect Escape (pp3), Judge Jon (pp4), R Sonoflife (pp5), All Turain (pp6). A familiar name returns to the racetrack for the 2014 campaign. Zip the Lip, owned by Orville Willis and Don Sweet of O'Leary, gets the rail for his regular pilot Brian MacPhee in the open trot. For the complete list of entries, top picks and live video go to www.redshores.ca Hail the Taxi Debuts in Summerside feature Summerside, PE - Hail the Taxi makes his Prince Edward Island debut Sunday in the top class at Red Shores Summerside. Post time for the 12 dash card is 1pm. The Bring a Friend to the track promotion, presented by Standardbred Canada, will also highlight the card with race hostess Marie MacRae taking guests on behind the scenes tours, winner's circle presentations and prize draws. The action will be carried at www.redshores.ca Hail the Taxi joins the Darren Trainor stable after competing on the Ontario circuit at Mohawk, Flamboro, Woodbine and London. The four-year-old qualified over Mohawk in 1:55.2. Gilles Barrieau is listed to drive from post 4. Here is the field. Outside the Wire (pp1), Lucky Encounter (pp2), High Bar (pp3), Hail the Taxi (pp4), McMaverick (pp5), Ultimate Luck (pp6), SA Summers Luck (pp7). The afternoon back-class has Acton O So Royal listed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for owner-trainer Wayne Pike. The pacer has a win and a third from three starts this season. Regular pilot Mark Bradley is on stakes assignment in Truro so Norris Rogers will pick up the catch-drive. Veterans Blu Meadow Willie and Life Savior are also triactor possibilities. The always popular barn 4 will send out some contenders on the program. Joachim, owned by Wendell and Robbie Shaw, Summerside and Derek Folland, steps on the track to compete in race 9 for catch-driver Michael McGuigan while owner-trainer and driver Rocky Schurman handles Carrera Angel in race 10. Schurman and Carrera Angel won the Summerside pace during the big O'Brien Awards race card in February. Silverhill Lucky hasn't missed the top three yet this season. The colt gets top billing once again when he competes in race 6 for owner Casey Gavin, Tignish, trainer Thane Mann and driver Terry Gallant. This combination is one of the hottest teams on the grounds right now. For the complete list of entries, results, top picks or live video go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores
Summerside, PE - Bet The House, with Gilles Barrieau in the bike, won the Victoria Day Pace Monday during opening day action at Red Shores Summerside. Bet The House stalked leader Bunny Mach (Kenny Arsenault) through splits of 28.3, 57.4 and 1:28 before overpowering the pace setter through to the stretch to stop the timer in 1:58 flat. Bet The House is co-owned by Gary Arsenault, Miscouche and trainer Blaine Mckenna of Elmsdale. McKenna had a training double on the day. Bunny Mach held on for second while Carnivore finished third for driver Marvyn Webster. The 3-1-4 triactor paid $93.70. Lets Make Idea made it three wins in a row with a dazzling 1:57.3 mile in the afternoon's fifth race. Dale Spence did the driving for owner Mikeala Lustic of Cornwall and trainer Jonah Moase. That clocking was the fastest mile of the day and was equaled by Painted Pony for trainer Raymond White of Murray River and driver Marc Campbell. The season opener went to Tobins Knockout for driver Walter Cheverie, trainer Frank Hansen and owners Malcolm Williams, Ellerslie and Alan Williams, Oakville, Ontario. The five-year-old mare tracked down fraction setter Kaitlyn Rose for the 2:00.1 victory. Cheverie, Campbell, Barrieau and Corey MacPherson recorded driving doubles on the card. The owner-trainer team of Casey Gavin and Thane Mann kicked off the new season with two scores with Silverhill Lucky and Silverhill Gertie. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca. Racing returns Sunday. Post time is 1pm. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores
Charlottetown, PE - The fall race schedule is officially underway at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as harness racing moves to Saturday afternoon. Post time is 1pm. Big League has been established as the morning line favorite in the afternoon featured 12th race from post six. Marc Campbell will drive the pacer for trainer-owner Jonah Moase of Cornwall. The victory would be sweet for Campbell with the race named in honor of his grandfather Charles MacDonald of Orwell. The gelding was roughed up early in his last start but has been posting some impressive miles in the 2013 campaign with 11 wins from 22 starts including a track record performance at Exhibition Park Raceway. The field is deep with talent with Touch of Lightning (Earl Smith) posed to strike from post seven while Narrgansett, a fast closer, draws inside for Jason Hughes. Nobestbfor steps up after his 1:56.3 score and lands on the pylons for owner-driver Walter Cheverie. Leading Camdidate, Machinthesand and Balanchine are all capable of taking top honors in the $2,400 event. The card will also showcase the Louis McIsaac memorial claiming series presented by Meridian Farms. The series highlighted a for the fans promotion that continues prior to the horses being called to the gate in race 11. Brand of My Own, a three-year-old colt by Brandons Cowboy gets top call from race secretary Gerard Smith and race analyst Les MacIsaac. The Thane Mann trainee was sent away as the post time favorites in each leg of the division. Terry Gallant will do the driving for owners Glenda Chappell and Albert Gamble of North Granville. The $5,900 final has Rash B Havior, Whosurwinner, Summerville Deb, Vengance, Charlottes Ace, Evalina, Showhall and Modern Girl. In other action, Zip the Lip will attempt his third win in a row when he competes in the open trot while Dirt Track Momma (Campbell) will try to extend their streak. Campbell has a number of live drives on the program. For race programs, results and live video go to www.redshores.ca Fields Set for David Rose Memorial Consolation and Final at Summerside Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside will host the David Rose Memorial consolation and final, presented by Meridian Farms, during a 12 dash race program Sunday. Post time 1pm. The action will be carried live at www.redshores.ca Micrometerjack and driver Corey MacPherson go into the Rose final as the top choice after posting back to back winning performances. Trained by Gerald Dunn, for owner Brian Foley of Charlottetown, Micrometerjack leaves from post four in the $6,400 event. Outside the Wire (Mike Stevenson) will have to maneuver from the back tier but this guy could be well spotted when the wings fold if Life Savior (Jason Hughes) or Casimr Luciano (Vaughn Doyle) decide to make a sprint to the top. The other finalists include Keystone Nobility, Rebelforce, McDaisy Cutter, Lyndale Royal and Flag of Honor. The $3,000 consolation is staged on race 8 with Huronexpress being established at 5-2 odds. Pierre Luc Roy will do the driving for trainer Mitch Tierney. This combination will be looking for a better result this week after an early mis-cue took him out of the race in his last start. Last Art on Deck, with catch-driver Ken Murphy and Gwinning Gwen (Jason Hughes) are also considered triactor candidates. Let's Trade Ladies has drawn the rail in the $1,000 trot division for trainer Garth Cole. I Aint No Lady, also trained by Cole, will be handled by Brian MacPhee. Saulsbrook Pippa, Berto Coquette, Hopedale Dora, Northern Zoom and Pure at Heart complete the roster. For entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores. Lee A. Drake
Charlottetown, PE - Gold Cup finalist Proven Lover will take on a power-packed field in the $2,400 feature Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time to kick off the action is 6pm. Red Shores Summerside will host a 13 dash program on Sunday with stakes stars invading the Prince County oval at 1pm. Proven Lover, owned by Casey Gavin, Tignish, PE, will leave from post 6 in race 12 with Terry Gallant listed to drive for trainer Thane Mann. The nine-year-old pacing star was roughed up in the Gold Cup trial to finish third and then placed fifth in the final where he was charted in 1:52.4. Touch of Lightning, who became the fasted Island bred horse when he stopped the timer in an incredible 1:53 flat in the Premier's pace has drawn post 4 for driver Earl Smith and his connections of Don and Peter Smith, Larry Chappell and Gerald Morrissey while Governor's Plate winner Wild Dragon starts from post 5 for catch-driver Walter Cheverie. Here is the complete field from the rail out J V S Ring (pp1), All Turain (pp2), Big League (pp3), Touch of Lightning (pp4), Wild Dragon (pp5), Proven Lover (pp6), Cambest Kisser (pp7) and Greatheart Hanover (pp8). The open trotter will share in the stage in race 3 with top guns Zip the Lip (Brian MacPhee), Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) hooking up in the $1,800 contest. For live video, Horse Player Interactive information or race programs go to www.redshores.ca Summerside, PE - The two-year-old stars of harness racing will strut their stuff Sunday at Red Shores Summerside with six divisions of the Joe O'Brien Memorial for colts while the fillies compete in six splits of the Lady Slipper. The action will be carried live from www.redshores.ca with HPI players getting in on the program. In the first O'Brien gold, Dumas Walker, named after the Kentucky Headhunters hit in the 1990's, puts his winning streak on the line in race 6. Myles Heffernan will drive the colt who has been perfect since the mis-cue at Summerside in the Callbeck stake. Settlement Request and JJ Laser will try to knock off the favorite. Tobins Fusion headlines the other O'Brien Gold division for Gilles Barrieau. The Western Paradise colt has banked $11,523 this season for Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd, Daniel Ross and Charlie Seymour. The undefeated filly Lovineveryminute steps on the racetrack in the Lady Slipper gold event in race 8 for trainer Earl Watts. The filly is five for five with $18,792 to her credit since July 1. Owner Reg MacPherson and his trainer Kevin MacLean send out Saulsbrook Alana from post 5. The MacPherson-MacLean combination has been red hot lately. Dusty Lane Dora, trained by Elton Miller, is 5-2 on the morning line for the next Lady Slipper Gold in race 12. Corey MacPherson gets the driving assignment for owner Ron Gass, Cornwall. For race programs, Jared's Picks and up to the minute results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee A. Drake
CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Veteran pacer Outlawpositivcharg will face off with some younger competition Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time for the 12-dash card is 7 pm. Race 12 will feature nine-year-old Outlawpositivcharg with post 7 in the eight horse $1,950 showdown. Terry Gallant will drive the Blissfull Hall pacer for trainer Thane Mann and owner Fred Lamont of Calgary. From post 2 is Astronomical Union, who has been sharp so far in his four-year-old campaign and enlists the driving services of Mark Bradley for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reginald MacPherson of Stratford. Another real threat comes from the rail with Camcun, who has Jason Hughes in the bike subbing in for trainer Kenny Arsenault who is racing in Truro that night. Other entries are Samba Hanover (Norman Myers), Windemere Nancy (Mike McGuigan), Matt Trapper (Brian Andrew), Artners In Crime (Ron Matheson), and Panacotta (Blaine Baglole). Zip The Lip is likely to go off as the favorite from post 5 in the race 4 $1,300 trot class for driver Brian MacPhee, trainer Donald Sweet and owner the estate of Melvin Willis. The speedy trotter just posted a qualifying win of 1:59.4 Saturday in Charlottetown, but had been plagued with breaking problems in his previous starts. He will look for redemption Thursday but joins up with respectable company including Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy) from post 2 and Duvar Road (Myers) from post 7. Other entries include Mile Hill Belle (Paul Morrison), Scarlet Patti (Darryl MacLean), BJ Eldorado (Walter Cheverie), BJ High Meadow (Bert Honkoop), and Diamond Mine (Bradley). The $1,550 race 7 back-up class features Governor’s Plate finalist First Art Down favoured from post 6 for driver Cheverie, trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Bruce Wood of Marshfield. The Articulator pacer posted a mile in 1:55.2 over Red Shores Summerside while finishing sixth in the $22,000 Governor’s Plate final. His biggest challenges look to come from Ultimate Faith (Hughes) and Pembroke Fella (MacPhee). Live racing continues on P.E.I. with a card Saturday night at 6 pm in Charlottetown and Sunday at 1 pm at Red Shores Summerside with the first leg of the Erwin Andrew Memorial for aged trotting mares. by Nicholas Oakes
A power packed harness racing card goes postward Monday night at Red Shores at The Summerside Raceway, highlighted by Governor's Plate elimination two as Lobster Carnival Week racing continues.
Proven Lover wasn't fooling around. The harness racing lifetime winner of $444,107 won the Cecil Ladner Memorial Final in an impressive gate to wire victory in 1:54 flat Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.