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Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside hosted three harness racing divisions of the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares series on Sunday. Ramblinglily and Walter Cheverie added their names to the history book when the mare stopped the timer in 1:54.4 in a division of the Atlantic aged pacing series to equal the track record set by Abby Best on August 28th, 2009. The series is sponsored by Standardbred Canada, Red Shores and PEI Harness Racing Industry Association. Trained by co-owner Allan Jones for Norman Leger, Shediac, NB, Ramblinglily tracked down fraction setter All Chocolate (Steven Shepherd) to notch her 39th lifetime victory and third in a row. The other winners in the mares pacing series went to Best Risque for trainer Brian Ladner and driver Jason Hughes along with Dustylane MsVickie for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and Greyland Farms, Pugwash, N.S. Motorino, with Terry Gallant in the bike, captured the afternoon top class in 1:57.1. The pacing black gelding turned back Bazzillion (Brian MacPhee) and Smiley Bayama (Ron Gass). Marc Campbell had a driving triple. Wade Sorrie and Gallant posted driving doubles on the 14 dash program. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Best Risque, with Walter Cheverie driving for harness racing trainer Brian Ladner, won the mares open in one of two featured events Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was 2:00.1 over a track rated as "good" with a two second variant. Sendmeasign (Kenny Arsenault) and General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson) completed the top three. It was the second score of the day for Cheverie after Bad Date, trained by Harold Hill, pulled off an upset over Lyndale Royal. The race was named in honour of Willow Warrior who led the post parade by Mark Bradley and later presented with a retirement cooler as the Curran family joined the mare for her final tour of the legendary CDP oval. Bradley also recorded a driving double on the program with wins aboard Lisfinny from the Jay Noye stable and Wynnfrith for Buntainwood Farm, Brackley Beach, PE and trainer Nicholas Oakes. Smiley Bayama, owned by Shelley and Alexis Gass, Cornwall, won the co-feature in 2:00.2. Ron Gass did the driving and engineered back to back winning performances for the pacer. Driver Vince Poulton made two trips to victory lane with Whosurwinner, trained by Deanna Clow, and IDK for his brother conditioner Gary Poulton and sister Gail MacDonald who owns the seven-year-old son of Stand Forever-Magical Sum. Osprey Impact captured the trot class for owner-driver Paul Larrabee while Fightmaster (Michael McGuigan) clocked the fastest mile of the day of 1:59.1. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE – Nogreatmischief, with Walter Cheverie in the bike, rallied from the back of the pack to win the Saturday feature in 2:02 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The track was rated sloppy with a three second variant. The pacer, who is co-owned by Cheverie and John Thompson, Charlottetown, PE, was sitting fifth at the head of the stretch before knocking off First Art Down, (Ken Murphy) and Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell) in the lane to win by a length. The mares open went to Best Risque for driver Marc Campbell and trainer Brian Ladner. The eight-old mare notched her third win in a row and ninth in her 2015 campaign with the 2:01.1 score. Lilian and Kevin Ladner also share ownership on the pacer who made her 40th start of the season. Campbell also won with Nuck Phil for conditioner Jennifer Trainor. The newcomer is enjoying the move with three victories from five Island assignments. In other action, Brian Andrew recorded a driving double with a convincing five and half length romp with Neal in one of the two trot divisions slated on the card. Andrew then converted a pocket ride to victory lane with Blazing By. The other trot match-up was won by Phantom Beau for driver Gordie Hennessey, trainer Tom Weatherbie and owners Peter Breau and Ann MacAulay, Moncton, NB. Jason Hughes put in a two win performance on the afternoon. For complete results go to  by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE – The 2015 driving crown went to Walter Cheverie Sunday afternoon as the racing season came to a close at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Cheverie, who had a three win lead heading into the day, was hard fought for the title, as defending champion Jason Hughes had three wins on the day while Cheverie has just one visit to the winner’s circle. Cheverie captured the Isabelle and Ivan Cameron Memorial pace with Dale Sobey trainee Lucky Encounter in 2:01.3 on a track listed two seconds off for strong winds. Jeff Ferrish of Summerside owns the pacer. Hughes’ driving triple was also a training triple, as he won top trainer at the Prince County Oval for his second straight year. Hughes scored with Beckenbauer in 1:58.2, Silverhill Blaze in 2:01.3 and Stayoutofmyaffair in 2:00.4. The afternoon $2,200 top class saw a major upset as Sendmeasign was a winner in 2:00.4 at 23-1 odds with Kenny Arsenault in the bike for owner-trainer Alex Sobey. Outside The Wire (Brian MacPhee) was second with Painted Desert (Mark Bradley) third. PC Shockwave captured the Garth Schurman Memorial in 2:03.4 with trainer Wade Sorrie in the bike for owner Scott MacPhail of Charlottetown. Terry Gallant had a driving triple and a training double on the card, while driving doubles went to Mike McGuigan and Gary Chappell. Trainer Dana Sweet had two wins on the program. Forever Paradise upsets at Charlottetown   CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Playing some hard ball early in the mile paid off Forever Paradise Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The five-year-old son of Western Paradise and driver Marc Campbell strung race favourite Clic K (Ron Matheson) to the quarter in 27.1 before releasing him to a 56.1 half. All Turain (Wade Sorrie) came calling at the three-quarters in 1:25.4, gaining the lead into the stretch before Forever Paradise flipped out of the pocket for the two-length victory in 1:55.3. All Turain finished second with Clic K third. Kevin MacLean trains Forever Paradise for owners Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe. Sam gave driver Jason Hughes win number 1,000 of his driving career with a 1:57.2 victory for owner Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, N.S. Hughes sits in second place among drivers in Charlottetown with 94 wins on the season, behind leader Campbell, who had two wins on the day, at 99. Driver Mark Bradley claimed the early daily double winning with a Fiesty X Ample in 2:01.2 for Racing 4 Island Charities of Charlottetown and Wynnfrith in 2:02.4 for owner Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach. Best Risque won the Open Mares pace in 1:58.1 for trainer Brian Ladner, who co-owner with Lillian and Kevin Ladner, all of Charlottetown. Hughes was in the bike for the win, which was one of three on the day. Holy Molie Maggie won the $1,950 Open trot in 2:01.1 for driver Gary Chappell and owner-trainer Jeff Holmes of Orwell. Live racing returns to Red Shores Charlottetown next weekend with cards scheduled for Saturday and Sunday afternoons with a 12:30 PM post time. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - He did it. Harness racing driver Walter Cheverie captured his 2500th career win taking the Friday night feature aboard Likely To Win at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Cheverie vacated the two hole on route to the opening quarter to put the Adam Merner trainee on the point and flashed through fractions of 28.2, 58.4 and 1:29 before battling all the way to wire to win by a nose over Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) and Van Zant (Ron Matheson). The time of mile was 1:59.4. Likely To Win is owned by Blenise Young, Lester Campbell, NS and Jeffery Campbell, Alberta. The veteran driver recorded his first lifetime win in 1984 and notched his 1000th win in 1999 at Truro Raceway. Jason Hughes and Gary Chappell recorded driving doubles. By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - The countdown is on for harness racing driver Walter Cheverie. The veteran teamster recorded four winners Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. He is only eight victories away from career win 2500. Cheverie started the night giving top honours to Caliban Hanover for owner Wendell MacDonald, Cornwall in the open trot and then came back with JK Blaze to claim the Maritime Breeders elimination for trainer Joe Smallwood. Ramblinglily and Likely To Win closed out the grand-slam. Clic K put in an impressive performance taking the Red Shores feature in 1:54.2. Ron Matheson put the PLO owned pacer on the point and cruised through fractions of 27.2, 56.2 and 1:25.4. It was Matheson's fastest victory in the bike. Jackie Matheson trains Clic K who notched his 43rd lifetime win with the score. Forever Paradise (Marc Campbell) and Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell) completed the triactor. Jason Hughes recorded a driving triple to stay in second place in the top driver standings with 83. Marc Campbell leads with 89. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Beaus Cowboy stole the harness racing headlines after winning the $11,000 Joe O'Brien memorial gold division Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. He was the longest shot on the board, paid $54.60 to win and had to do it from post 8. Walter Cheverie mapped out the winning trip for trainer Ron Gass and owner Alex MacPhee, Clyde River, PE by tracking sixth in the early going as the boys played hard ball up front when KD Overdrive (Gilles Barrieau) and Howmacsblackjack (Earl Smith) fired off the gate to beat favorite Heart and Soul (Clare MacDonald) through opening splits of 27.3, 58.2 with the three quarters reached in 1:29. Beaus Cowboy was fifth at the head of the stretch and picked off the leaders to win in dramatic fashion in 1:59 flat over Heart and Soul and KD Overdrive. The 8-1-5 triactor paid $790.70. Jackson K Down wired the field to take top spot in the next O'Brien gold for the Downey Stable of NB and driver Gilles Barrieau. The colt, trained by Stephen Mason, notched his eighth win from nine starts. The Lady Slipper gold splits were won by Howmacfiesty (Danny Romo) and Dixie Lullaby (Todd Trites). In other action, Mileysgotthepower (Gary Chappell), Pictonian Rachel (Mike Stevenson) won their assignments on the grassroots of the Lady Slipper Stakes. The O'Brien grassroots were captured by Dees Boy (Kenny Arsenault), JJ Jodster (Marc Campbell) and JK Cowboy (Ryan Perrot). Forever Paradise doubled up Barrieau with a victory in the Preferred Pace while Shellys Man was involved in Marc Campbell's two scores in the Martin MacDougall memorial. Majian Chester won the open trot for driver Ken Murphy, trainer James Ripley and owner Marylea Ripley, Amherst, NS. For complete results go to Lee Drake

Athletic Putnam and driver Walter Cheverie tracked down race leader Minor Wisdom (Norris Rogers) at the head of the stretch and held off a mad scramble to the finish to win the Sunday feature event at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Summerside.   The time of the mile was 1:57.3.   Outside the Wire (Gary Chappell) rallied for second while Smiley Bayama (Ron Gass),who was sitting sixth turning for home, closed hard to complete the triactor ticket. Athletic Putnam is co-owned by Paul Biggar, Tyne Valley and Donald Callbeck, Kensington, PE. Biggar handles the training duties on the pacer for his fifth win of the 2015 campaign. Cheverie had another big day on the track winning two more races. The veteran pilot has teamed up the Long Run Exploration in the Drive for Charity promotion to raise money for Joy Riders. The promotion continues until the end of October and the team has already raised over $1,000. Tymal Tyme, in line to Brian MacPhee, won the trot class in 2:03.4 for owner Tessa MacKinnon, Souris and trainer Cindy MacDonald. Gary Chappell had a driving triple on the program while Kenny Arsenault clicked for the double. Lee Drake

Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park hosted two divisions of the Blair Andrew Memorial for two-year0old trotters on Thursday night. High Bid, who remains perfect in his young career with seven straight victories, took top honors in his assignment of the $10,600 Blair Andrew Memorial for driver Walter Cheverie and trainer owner Joe Smallwood, Stratford, PE. The second split of the Blair Andrew Memorial went to BJ Classic for driver Brian MacPhee and trainer-owner Bert Honkoop, Montague, PE. The top class went to Nogreatmischief for Cheverie's second winner of the night in 1:56.3. For complete results go to Lee Drake  

How long High Bid can stay undefeated is a question asked a lot lately but the son of Neal keeps delivering and his next chance to keep his stellar season intact is Thursday night at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash card, which features two $10,600 divisions of the Blair Andrew Memorial stake for two-year-old trotters in races 2 and 4. Race 2 has High Bid leaving from post 4 for driver Walter Cheverie and owner-trainer Joe Smallwood of Stratford in the first $10,600 Blair Andrew Memorial split. The two-year-old son of Neal has been perfect is seven career starts and will look to continue his winning ways in a field that includes Unsinkable One (Corey MacPherson) and Oceanview Lefty (Ed Smallwood). The second division in race 4 has Time Warp favoured off the rail in the field of six with Danny MacDonald training and driving for owners Boyd MacDonald Produce of Crapaud, Daniel Ross of Belfast, Brian Andrew of Milton and Bill Andrew of Calgary. The Neal filly has six top three finishes in seven lifetime starts and will face Da Master (Terry Gallant) and Rustico Duchess (Kenny Arsenault) in Thursday's contest. The evening top class lines up in the race 12 finale with Cabo Pan Lucas the classifier's choice off the rail for driver Vincent Poulton, trainer and co-owner Gary Poulton and co-owner Alan Walker, all of Charlottetown. The chestnut son of The Panderosa doesn't have far to look for his main competition as Van Zant has post 2 for driver Ron Matheson and Nogreatmischief has post 3 with Cheverie at the controls. Veteran pacer Balanchine (Gordie Hennessey) leaves from post 7 and can never be counted out. Other entries include Shock The Rock (Mike McGuigan), Painted Pony (Mark Bradley), PL Faststrike (Gilles Barrieau) and The Big Bite (Mike Stevenson). Nicholas Oakes

High Bid is still undefeated. The two-year-old trotter won his seventh start in a row for driver Walter Cheverie and trainer-owner Joe Smallwood Thursday at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The son of Neal, bred by Meridian Farms, took off from the starting gate and never looked back winning by open lengths in 2:05.1 in PEI Colt Stakes action.   BJ Classic was second with Cardigan Jack third. Cheverie and Smallwood were also successful with JK Blaze taking the three-year-old trot assignment in 2:01.3. It was his third victory in a row for the son of Northern Bailey and breeder William Andrew, Calgary, Alberta. The other winners in the PEI Colt Stakes were Paymenowpaymelater (Marc Campbell) and Rustico Duchess (Kenny Arsenault), In other action, Prince Adam, with Gilles Barrieau in the bike, captured the Super 8 - Charlottetown pace in an impressive 1:55.2. Nick Macgillivray does the training for owner Johan Moase, Cornwall, PE. The PEI Colt stakes, one of the longest running programs in Canada, returns Saturday with a double-header at 1pm and 7pm. For complete results go to Lee Drake

 Bowyer Hanover, owned by Ivan MacMillan, O'Leary, found racing room and tracked down fraction setter Minor Wisdom to capture the feature race Sunday at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Summerside.   The time of the mile was 1:56.4.   Walter Cheverie, who recorded a grand-slam, mapped out the trip for the horse's second win of the season.   Tammysmist (Ken Murphy) was third. The 4-3-5 triactor paid $178.90.   Cheverie clicked with Blu Meadow Willie for his 56th lifetime score and also paraded Lucky Encounter and Sendmeasign from the Dale and Alex Sobey stable to victory lane. Jason Hughes had also had four winners on the program with top place finishes aboard Capitalism for trainer Kristina McCourt, Richlyn Yogi out of the Donnie MacRae stable, Rowland Hanover for conditioner Jansen Sweet of O'Leary and Thane Mann's trainee Southview Sophie Honeymoonisover, with catch- driver Mark Bradley in the bike, wire the field to claim the trot class in 2:01.3. The trotter turned back Dunmore Alpha (Len McGuigan) and Majian Dillon (James Ripley). Bradley did the driving for trainer Brian Andrew and his co-owner Blake Andrew, Montreal, QC. Gary Chappell drove Aahm Molly Now to victory for her second win in a row for owner Lester Chappell, Summerside. Chappell also connected with O Christopher for Joanne Stewart, Albany and trainer Lester Stewart. For complete results go to Noelle Cole

The top rookie and sophomore trotters on the East Coast did battle Thursday night at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. High Bid remained undefeated in his career with a 2:06.1 victory in his $6,000 Lady Slipper two-year-old trot division for driver Walter Cheverie and owner-trainer Joe Smallwood of Stratford. The Neal gelding now boasts six career wins in as many starts after defeating Wheres The Partyat (Marc Campbell) and My Monies On Me (Corey MacPherson). The other two-year-old splits were won by Da Master (Campbell) in 2:07.4 and Cardigan Jack (Brian MacPhee) in 2:06.1. Race 1 was marred with an accident at the quarter as Dunmore Ace (Jack Panting) and Silverhill Flame (Darrell Neill) were tangled up in the trailing spots and did not finish. Both horses and drivers walked away unscathed from the incident. In three-year-old Lady Slipper action, JK Blaze went through a tough front end journey to win his $7,700 division in 2:00.4 for driver Cheverie and owner-trainer Smallwood. JK Blaze fought off Phoenician (Jason Hughes) early in the mile through cut throat fractions of 28,4, 58 and 1:28 with Phoenician second and Tyne Valley (Mike Stevenson) third. Paymenowpaymelater won the other three-year-old division in 2:01 for driver Campbell, trainer Earl Watts and owner Wade Peconi of Stanchel. Red Shores also played host to the third leg of the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares series with Ramblinglily extending her win streak to six-in-a-row with a 1:57.1 victory, giving Cheverie his third win on the program. Best Risque (Clare MacDonald) won the other division in 1:56.1 for co-owner and trainer Brian Ladner and co-owners Lillian and Kevin Ladner, all of Charlottetown. Marc Campbell had four victories on the program. Live racing continues at Red Shores Charlottetown on Saturday evening with a 6 pm opening post time. Lee Drake  

Summerside, PE - Athletic Putnam won the Labour Day pace Monday at Red Shores Summerside in 1:58.1. Driver Walter Cheverie, who enjoyed a driving triple with the score, put the Paul Biggar trainee on the point and rolled through fractions of 29.2, 59.3 and 1:29.1 to notch his fourth win from 17 starts. Biggar co-owns the pacer with Don Callbeck, Kensington, PE. Van Zant (Ron Matheson) was second while Tammysmist third. Ken Murphy recorded a driving hat-trick on the program with winners aboard Ulla Bayama, All Out for the Rennie stable and J RS Hurricane. Murphy had a big weekend at Island tracks parading six winners. The afternoon trot went to Hopedale Dora and driver Joey Pineau for owner Ken MacInnis, Charlottetown, PE. A mishap in race 4 with two horses and drivers going down prior to the start. Twin B Macho, leaving from post 7, hooked wheels with the Ultimate Labamba causing both horses to fall. Horses and drivers Norris Rogers and Philip Desroches were not injured in the accident. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Lyndale Royal has been established as the morning line favorite (5-2) in the Saturday night harness racing feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 6pm. The six-year-old son of Force of Life is going for his fourth win in a row and eighth on the season when driver Walter Cheverie picks up the catch-drive from post 3 for trainer Brent Campbell and his co-owner Neal Moase, Cornwall. The pacer has been sharp posting trips in 1:56.4 and 1:55 flat. The field is full of talent with strong opposition expected from Machinthesand for trainer Hughie Murphy, driver Ken Murphy and owners Noonan Holdings Ltd. This guy will have to maneuver from post seven but his last start shows a third placing finish tripping the timer in 1:54.3. The other triactor candidate is the veteran Balanchine, a winner of $776, 792, from the Jackie Matheson stable. The line up from the rail out also includes Likely To Win, who is riding a two race winning streak, Roscoes Child, Whosurwinner, My Lucky Killean and Narragansett. The evening trot will be called to the starter in race 4 with a 6:51pm scheduled post time. Former Summerside track holder Holy Molie Maggie is the one to catch from post 4. Gary Chappell will handle the driving duties for owner-trainer Jeff Holmes, Orwell, PE. Pleasure Girls (Corey MacPherson), Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) and Frill Seeker (Gordie Hennessey) are all capable of knocking off the favorite. Walbert, owned by Ashley Gamester, Hunter River, is going for his third win in a row in the finale for Jason Hughes. Athletic Putnam favored to win Labour Day Pace Monday The Labour Day pace is ready to go on the holiday Monday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm. The Prince County oval has 13 races on the program. Athletic Putnam, co-owned by Donald Callbeck, Kensington and trainer Paul Biggar, Tyne Valley, is the favorite. Race analyst Jared Stretch is clearly on board. "He really showed his grit here last week coming from way back to grab that 4th," explained Stretch. "He's got an extra gear so when he kicks it in it may be lights out." The power packed line-up has Eagle Jolt off the rail followed by Van Vant (Ron Matheson), American Captain (Mike Campbell), Tammysmist (Ken Murphy) and Blu Meadow Willie. Money Show headlines the trot class in race 3 for driver Brian Andrew. The mare makes her 19th start this season from post 6. Galabraith, Pure At Heart, Hopedale Dora, Lets Trade Ladies and Majian Magic have also been entered for the event. The Drive for Charity campaign kicks in to the last two months of the promotion when the action moves to Summerside. The on-track betting promotions such as Play 4, Super Pack, Pick 5 and the Wild Horses tag will also feature new prize draws. For entries, Jared's picks and live broadcast go to Lee A. Drake

Ramblinglily moved her winning streak up to five in a row after taking the open mares pace Thursday at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Walter Cheverie put the favorite on the point and rolled through fractions of 28.4, 58.3, 1:28 and held off For All We Know (Gilles Barrieau) for the 1:56.4 score. The mare, who has nine wins from 11 starts this season, is owned by trainer Allan Jones, Riverview and Normand Leger, Shediac, NB. Brodys Leona (Corey MacPherson) was third . The 3-1-4 triactor paid $16.50. Phantom Beau won the trot class for driver Gordon Hennessey, trainer Tom Weatherbie and New Brunswick owners Peter Breau and Ann MacAulay. For the complete results and payouts on tonight's racing program go to Lee Drake

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