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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 - Abundaspin, a 14 year-old harness racing trotter, recorded his 78th career win in the trot division Thursday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Harold Shepherd trainee rallied in deep stretch to knock off fraction setter JK Queen to score in 2:02.3 for driver Steven Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Cornwall. Majian Dillon was third. The evening feature went to a son of Mach Three, Machinthesand, owned by Russell and Karen Noonan and Noonan Holdings Ltd, Middleton, PE in a sparkling 1:56.4. Gary Chappell did the driving for trainer Mark Bradley. IDK (Vince Poulton) was second while Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie) was third. Chappell and Marc Campbell had driving doubles on the program. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca Lee Drake

Summerside, PE - Narragansett used his dangerous finishing kick to knock out the competition to win the Sunday harness racing feature in 1:56.4 at Red Shores Summerside. The son of Rocknroll Hanover, driven by Jason Hughes, sat at the back of the pack before making his dash to the front past the three-quarter pole marker in a swift 1:25.2 put up by fraction setter Forever Paradise (Marc Campbell). Narragansett, who was still sitting seventh at the top of the stretch, blew by the field to win by a quarter of a length to post his sixth victory of the season for Foxyhall Racing stable of Summerside. Forever Paradise faded to second with Carnivore (Marvyn Webster) completing the triactor. Walter Cheverie enjoyed another great day at the office with a driving triple on the 12 dash program. The veteran pilot, who is teaming up with Red Shores to raise money for Sadie's Place in the annual Drive for Charity event, won with Sendmeasign, Forced to Travel and Athletic Putnam. Corey MacPherson had a driving double when he guided Dusty Lane Dora and Tryron My Gigolo to top honors. Red Shores Summerside also played host the annual PEI Matinee finals. Driver Wendy MacRae posted two victories with Muzzy's Driftwood and Pictonian Walton. The other winners were Ramadawn for Ryan Desroches and Millal Millar for John Perry. The horses in the program raced at four different tracks this season-including Pinette, Kensington, Alberton and O'Leary to gain points to compete in the finals. Christopher MacRae moved into the announcer's booth to call the action. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca By 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

It was strictly a race for place in the Monday night feature at Red Shores Summerside. Eagle Jolt and driver Marc Campbell meant business. Scoring from Post 6, the year-old son of Village Jolt was fired off of the wings by Summerside's leading driver, Campbell, clearing to the lead approaching the quarter, the duo never looked back winning in 1:57. Eagle Jolt laid down fractions of :28, :57.3 and 1:27.1 in picking up his 25th lifetime victory for his owners Wilbur and Marie Macdonald. It was only his second win on Island soil since moving to the Campbell stable earlier this year. He has yet to miss the top three in his last seven outings. Narragansett finished second and Blissful Bro nailed the show. Driver Corey MacPherson enjoyed a rare Monday card at Red Shores Summerside. He picked up a hat-trick on the 13-dash card and he didn't wait long to get it started. In fact it was a MacPherson early double winning the first race with Letgoofmyhalo in 1:59.3, he followed up in the second with Elm Grove Holister. Life Savior completed the hat trick winning in 1:57.1 for owner Darla MacEachern and trainer Duane MacEachern. Jason Hughes continue to put up big numbers this season, he landed a driving and training double on the card. He started things off with Rocks Confession, winning in 2:01. The old veteran Blue Star Outlaw picked up the second win from the stable in 1:58. With the two victories Hughes continued to gain on Bill Davis for seventh in Canada among wins as a trainer. Driver Walter Cheverie picked up a driving double of his own winning with his own trainee Zingers Laugh in 1:59.1. He doubled up in the last race with Astor Shark in 1:57.4 The card was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon but race officials deemed there were un-safe track conditions due to heavy rainfall. The track was lightning fast on Monday with 10 sub 2:00 miles on the card. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

A solid looking top-class will headline the Sunday afternoon card at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1 p.m. Narragansett has been listed as the morning-line favourite from Post 5 for Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, NS. A winner in 1:54.3 three starts back, he has five wins this season from 19 starts. The five-year-old gelded son of Rocknroll Hanover races out of the Jason Hughes stable, Hughes currently sits fourth among UTRS trainers in Canada with a .364 batting average, he is also eighth amount wins as a trainer sitting with 65. Hughes will also handle the driving duties.   Narragansett will have to do battle with Eagle Jolt, a second place finisher in his last two, the seven-year-old son of Village Jolt will look to shake the monkey off of his back from post 6. He will get the driving services of Red Shores Summerside's leading driving Marc Campbell who also handles the training duties for owners Wilbur and Marie Macdonald.   The veteran free-legged pacer Blu Meadow Willie will have his work cut out for him from Post 8, but the 10-year-old will look to find himself back into the winner circle on his home track. After four straight starts in Charlottetown, which seen two firsts a second and a third, 'Willie' will return home and once again receive the driving services of Walter Cheverie. Bob Macinnis does the training and also co-owns with his wife Brenda. Carrera Angel will look to keep his win streak alive from Post 3 for owner, trainer and driver Rocky Schurman. Pictonian Press, Blissful Bro, Dance Hanover and Mcmaverick complete the power packed field.   Summerside native Gary Chappell sits two wins away from career win number 2, 500 heading into the weekend cards at both Red Shores Charlottetown and Summerside, He will look to pick up 2, 500 with nine drives on the card Sunday. 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 - Red Rock fought off Eagle Jolt in deep stretch to win the Saturday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in 1:56.2. Driver Jason Hughes decided against a two hole ride and sent the pacer to the front taking command of the field through a blistering 26.4 opening quarter with the half mile marker clocked at 56.1. Eagle Jolt took his shot down the backstretch going past the leader at the three-quarter station at 1:25.2 but Red Rock battled back and out sprinted Eagle Jolt for his 10th victory of the 2014 campaign for owners Donald and Steven MacRae and Melissa Trainer. Blu Meadow Willie finished strong to complete the triactor. Hughes recorded a driving hat-trick on the night. In other action, driver Gary Chappell edged closer to 2,500 career wins when he guided his own horse Windemere Eric to his fourth consecutive win during the 13 dash program. The veteran pilot is only two wins away from the milestone. Trotter My Daisey Duke claimed the evening's trot class for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Paul F. MacDonald and owner Jonathan MacDonald of North Wiltshire in 2:03.2 while three-year-old filly Fleurje notched her third in a row for driver-trainer Nicholas Oakes and owner Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach. Woodmere Rondevous, owned by Doug and Jamie Hill, Charlottetown, recorded her third consecutive victory for catch-driver Ken Murphy and trainer Ken Wilkie in 1:57.1. The Billings Driving Challenge returned to Charlottetown with local teamster Todd Walsh taking the opening leg with Blue Man Group for owner trainer Chris MacKay and owner Kristina McCourt, Summerside. Sumbodys Fool took the second division of the Billings for driver Michael Mitchel. The six-year-old gelding is owned by Barry, Trevor and Kevin Doyle of Earnscliffe. Walter Cheverie recorded a driving double for Red Shores in the local Drive for Charity promotion. Their campaign raises money for Sadie's Place on PEI. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown PE- At 10-years-old, veteran free-legged pacer Blu Meadow Willie has put together one of his best seasons to date. He'll head into the Saturday night feature at Red Shores' Charlottetown looking to extend his win streak to three. It's been a banner year for 'Willie', earlier this season on his own stomping grounds of Red Shores' Summerside he picked up his 50th lifetime victory, on that very same day the winner of just shy of $ 80,000 of Maritime money lifetime picked up a brand new speed badge of 1:55.4. He finished second in his next outing and has since picked up two straight victories. Owned by Bob and Brenda MacInnis, Summerside, the son of Drop Off has seemed to have found new life with driver Walter Cheverie. Since June 30, 2013, Cheverie has driven 'Willie' 13 times, returning him back to the winner circle nine times and only missing the top two twice. This season the duo have not missed the top two once, including five of his six victories. Bob MacInnis does the training from Post 3. He will have to face against Maritime free-for-all pacer Red Rock On Saturday night. Electing not to make the trek to Fredericton for the Jennie and Joe Chippin, the four-year-old son of The Panderosa has drawn Post 6 for owners Donald, Bryan and Steven MacRae along with Melissa Trainor. The third place finisher in this years Governor's Plate is trained and driven by Jason Hughes. Another rock, Shock The Rock will also look to extend his win streak to three, he is a back-to-back winner in 1:56 and change for driver Corey MacPherson. Blair Macleod trains for his daughter Bethany. He has drawn the outside Post 7. The back-up trotters are in town Saturday night in Race 6. J K Queen (Post 2) and Cheveire will look to double up after getting up in the final strides to win by a nose in 2:02.3. Co-owned by Norman Clarey and trainer Joe Smallwood, she will look to price the field when she makes her way in behind the Metro Building Supplies starting gate for a claiming price of $4,800. J K Queen will have to do battle with Abundaspin again this week. The 14-year-old laid down all the fractions last week before finishing second to J K Queen. The winner of 77 races lifetime has drawn the outside Post 7 for trainer - driver Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic. The annual Billings Driving Challenge is in town on Saturday night at Red Shores Charlottetown, six drivers from around North America plus two Maritime drivers in Hillard Graves and Todd Walsh will line up behind the gate in Race 5 and 7. The 13-dash card gets underway at 6 p.m. For race programs, top picks or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca Say It Again Sam look to return to winning ways Summerside PE- After rhyming off 10 straight victories on red dirt, Say It Again Sam will look to get back on the winning track after suffering two consecutive losses. He will face five other rivals in the featured Race 9 at Red Shores' Summerside on Sunday. The three-year-old Well Said gelding made the move to the Jason Hughes stable in May, working his way up the class ladder, he picked up 10 consecutive victories before falling to defeat during Old Home Week. Now racing with older horses he will look to get back on track. Owned by Foxyhall Racing, Summerside, he has drawn post 6. If he wants to get back to the winner circle he will have to fight off last weeks winner Carrera Angel from Post 5. Converting off a perfect pocket ride last week, Carrera Angel made it a tight finish winning by a quarter-of-length in 1:57.2 for Owner, trainer and driver Rocky Schurman. The field lines up with Lucky Encounter (Post 1), Blissful Bro (Post 2), Van Zant ( Post 3) and Cambest Kisser (Post 4). Race 7 will see eight line up behind the gate to contest for the Peter Coughlin Memorial. Acton O So Royal has been installed as the morning line choice from Post 2. Owned and trained by Wayne Pike, the five-year-old Royal Mattjesty stallion was a second place finisher in his first start off of a qualifier. Veteran Brian MacPhee will do the driving. Sunday's Post time is 1 p.m. and will play host to the Billings Driver Challenge as well. The eight drivers will contest in races 3 and 5. For race programs, top picks or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Bo Ford, for Red Shores  

Fresh off taking a new lifetime mark in his last start Shock The Rock converted of a perfect second over trip to take the Saturday night feature at Red Shores' Charlottetown in 1:56.3 for driver Corey MacPherson.   Eagle Jolt blasted off the gate from the rail before relinquishing Touch Of Lightning to the lead in :27.4, after clearing at the quarter he laid down fractions of :57.3 and 1:27.3 before Shock The Rock flipped three wide around the final strides to nail Eagle Jolt up the passing lane. Tempo Seelster was third.   The win gave the duo of trainer Blair MacLeod and MacPherson two wins on the card, winning earlier with Gramercy Hanover. MacPherson picked up a triple winning with Pacific Oak. Bethany MacLeod owns Shock The Rock.   It was a night of multiple victories. Jason 'The Blue Knight' Hughes also head a hat trick on the card including a training double from his own stable. He started things off with Camco Tom Tom for trainer Tom Weatherbie. He followed that up with Tobins Lady and Silverhill Blaze from his own stable.   Veteran driver Walter Cheverie continues to stay hot, picking up a driving double on the card. He picked up a shocking victory in the evenings trot class winning with J K Queen in 2:02.3 for owners Norman Clarey and Joe Smallwood. The seven-year-old daughter of Nikes Image returned $86.60 to his backers. Cheverie than closed out the card with a wire-to-wire victory aboard Leading Camdidate.   Six hours after picking up a victory in the Maritimer in Saint John the connection of owner Reg MacPherson, trainer Kevin MacLean and driver Marc Campbell teamed up to score the fastest mile of the night winning with Forever Paradise in 1:55.1. by Bo Ford, 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

Summerside PE- The two and three-year-old trotters were in full flight on Wednesday night at Red Shores' Summerside as they compete in the Lady Slipper Stake to see who could take home a slipper of their own. The headlines were all over during the card and they got underway early, in the second division for two-year-old trotters. It is the year for trotting track record to fall and that is exactly what happened when Suicide Shift in line to Steven Shepherd went wire to wire in 2:04.1, shaving a fifth of a second off of the track record for two-year-old trotting colts. Shepherd fired the son of Pjs Nabby off the wings laying down fractions of :30.4, 1:02 and 1:33.3 defeating Wait For Me by three lengths, Tyne Valley rallied for third. Shepherd is a co-owner on the colt along with Margo Fisher and his father Harold, who does the training. In Race 7, it was the undefeated streak that stayed alive for Paymenowpaymelater, the two-year-old daughter of Northern Bailey extended her streak to six winning in 2:05.4 for owner Wade Peconi and trainer Earl Watts. Tuesday nights runner up in the National Driving Championship at Red Shores' Charlottetown, Marc Campbell did the driving picking up his second victory on the card. He picked up a dead heat victory in the fourth race aboard R Es Nancy who dead-heated with Duchess Killean. The other $ 5, 800 division of two-year-old trotters went to Windemere Ty for owner - trainer Ralph Annear, his grandson Jack Panting handled the driving duties getting up in the final strides to nail trot setter J K Blaze on the line in 2:05.4. Buddy The Elf was third. In the second division of three-year-old trotters, Gary Chappell moved that much closer to his 2,500 career driving victory when he guided his own trainee Dusty Lane Galaxy to the winners enclosure. Owned by Peter Buchanan and the Estate of George Boswall, the son of Pjs Nabby made every call a winning one in 2:02.3 . Chappell didn't stop their he picked up his 2,496 in Race 10 aboard Paradise Rose, for a double on the night. The other 'Slipper' went to B J Comanche in 2:03.2 for the 'Queen' of the Maritimes Clare MacDonald. The son of Bo W fended off Southfield Shadow and J K Hustler. Bert Honkoop is the owner, trainer and breeder. Driver Walter Cheverie picked up right where he left off from Saturday nights card in Charlottetown, fresh off a five-bagger, he picked up two more victories including a victory with his own trainee Nobestbfor in the evenings top class. Cheverie hustled him off the wings and laid down all the fractions winning in 1:58.2. He also won win Sendmeasign in Race 8. Corey MacPherson also had a driving double winning with Life Savior in a nights best 1:57.2 and with Dusty Lane Dora in 1:57.4 Racing action returns on Saturday night in Charlottetown with a 6 p.m. post time. A special Labour Day card goes Monday at 1 p.m. in Summerside.  by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

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

The blue and orange colours of Walter Cheverie's driving suit weren't camera shy on Saturday night at Red Shores' Charlottetown. He picked up a five bagger on the 12-dash card including a training double. The Nine Mile Creek native started on his winning ways in the first race with his own trainee Nogreatmischief. Cheverie owns the three-year-old Bettors Delight colt. He followed it up with another win from his stable in the third with Zingers Laugh in 1:59.3.He than closed out the card with a natural hat-trick, Pictonian Walton won Race 10 in 1:59.1 for owner Roger MacRae. He biggest win of the night came aboard the veteran free-legged pacer Blu Meadow Willie. Leaving from Post 3, Cheverie got away trailing the field and moved just past the half, fanning out four-wide around the final turn and winning by a quarter-of-a-length in 1:56.4. He is owned by Robert and Brenda MacInnis, 'Willie' picked up his 52 lifetime victory. The 10-year-old son of Drop Off has been on a roll as of late winning three of his last four starts, all three victories have come with Cheverie in the bike. Fractions of the race were :28.1, :57.2 and 1:27.1. Tempo Seelster finished second and Cheyenne Ford. Cheverie closed out the night with a going away winner with J K Special. A landmark in the Open Mares over the last number of years, J K Special enjoyed the drop in class winning in 1:58.1 for owner - trainer Joe Smallwood. Veteran reins man Brian MacPhee took the open trot aboard the betting favourite Zip The Lip in 2:01.3 for owners Orville Willis and Donnie Sweet, Sweet does the training. MacPhee converted of a text book two-hole ride, to win by a length over Pleasure Girls and trot setter Abundspin. Racing action returns to Red Shores' Charlottetown on Tuesday night for a special card of racing featuring the top drivers from around the country as they participate in the National Driving Championships to see who will represent Canada at the 2015 World Driving Championships. Post time for the special card is at 7 p.m. and it also features the $25,000 Founders Cup and the $5, 000 Builders Cup. 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

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