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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

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Maritimes' fastest mare will look to continue her perfect streak Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash harness racing event. The top mares on the East Coast will battle in the Fillies and Mares Open pace in race 7 on the card with Maritime Champion Ramblinglily leaving from post 3 in the six-horse event for a $2,200 purse. Walter Cheverie will drive Ramblinglily as she rides a four-race win streak that is part of her eight win season from just 10 starts. The five-year-old daughter of Articulator is co-owned and trained by Alan Jones of Riverview and co-owned by Normand Leger of Shediac, N.B. Her main rivals will be to the inside with For All We Know (Gilles Barrieau) with the rail and Fleurje (Mark Bradley) leaving from post 2. Race analyst Les MacIsaac gives the nod for Ramblinglily to continue her unbeaten streak. "Other than that start at Truro with broken equipment and that narrow loss at Summerside, it's been nothing but wins," MacIsaac said of Ramblinglily. "Be prepared for another one." Other entries include Brodys Leona (Corey MacPherson), Bunny Mach (Gary Chappell) and Stayoutofmyaffair (Jason Hughes). A hard-hitting field of seven lines up in race 11 on the card for a $2,200 purse with The Big Bite favoured from post 5 for driver Mike Stevenson, trainer Thane Arsenault and owners Jack Arsenault of Charlottetown, Donna McIver of York, Edward Blaisdell of Montague and Deborah Wilson of Nova Scotia. The six-year-old son of Shark Gesture does not have an easy road ahead of him as he faces off with post 6 starter Forever Paradise (Barrieau) and Waterside Light (Kenny Arsenault) with rail control. Other entries include Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton), Perfect Escape (Brian MacPhee), McJestic (Marc Campbell) and Cambest Kisser (Hughes). A group of eight trotters will battle in race 3 on the card with Diamond Mine the morning line favourite from post 5 with Willie Murphy in the bike for co-owner and trainer Cindy MacDonald of Montague and co-owner Tanya MacKinnon of Souris. The group also contains Kims Pjs (Lenny Myers) and Howmacs Pride (Arsenault). For a list of entries, Les' Picks or live video go to By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores  

The Big Bite, with Walter Cheverie catch-driving, pulled off an upset to win the Friday night feature event at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was 1:57.3.   Forever Paradise (Gilles Barrieau) found racing room late to finish second while Waterside Light (Kenny Arsenault) completed the triactor.   The 2-5-1 combination paid $449.25.   The Big Bite is owned by Jack Arsenault, Charlottetown, Donna McIver, Edward Blaisdell and Deborah Wilson.   Thane Arsenault is the trainer.   Incredibility nosed out Kims PJ to win the opening trot class on the card for driver Marc Campbell, trainer Earl Watts and owners Wade Peconi, Stanchel, PE and Windemere Farm, North Wiltshire, PE, while Frill Seeker and Kenny Arsenault landed on the line first to take the second trot division in 2:01.4. Arsenault did the driving for Ebbsfleet Stables, Stratford, Ontario. Arsenault, Campbell, Cheverie and Corey MacPherson recorded driving doubles. Racing returns Saturday in Charlottetown. Post time is 6m. Red Shores Summerside hosts the Lady Slipper and Joe O'Brien stakes Sunday at 1pm. Lee Drake

Cambest Kisser was able to hold off The Big Bite to win the Thursday night feature in a sparkling 1:56.1 at the harness racing meeting at  Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.   Jason Hughes, who recorded a driving triple on the program with the victory, engineered the trip for owners Donald and Steven MacRae, Vernon Bridge.   Blue Chip Sunshine rallied to finish third. Driver Walter Cheverie and trainer Joe Smallwood teamed up to win both trot events on the card. JK Blaze won the three-year-old division while stable-mate JK Queen, co-owned by Smallwood and Norman Clarey, Charlottetown, PE, went gate to wire for a 2:02 score. Racing returns Saturday. Post time is 6pm. Red Shores Summerside will their final card before Old Home Week Sunday at 1pm. Corey MacPherson had a driving double on the program. For complete results go to Lee Drake    

A winning streak will come to an end in the race three trotting feature on Thursday night at the harness racing meeting at Charlottetown Driving Park First race post time is 7 pm for the 13-dash card at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The $1,450 event might as well be called a preview for the Atlantic Breeder's Crown coming up in October as the best three-year-old trotters on the East Coast are set to do battle. JK Blaze has been perfect so far in 2015 for driver Walter Cheverie and owner-trainer Joe Smallwood of Stratford while Paymenowpaymelater takes her two-for-two unbeaten 2015 season to the table for driver Marc Campbell, trainer Earl Watts and owner Wade Peconi of Stanchel. Add Atlantic Breeders Crown champion Tyne Valley (William Roloson) from post 1 and Summerside Raceway track record holder Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd) to the mix and it could be anyone's race in the eight horse field. A red hot pacer will look to start a new winning streak in the Thursday night pacing feature. The Big Bite has drawn post 4 in the race 12 Preferred 2 for a purse of $2,200 with Kenny Arsenault in the bike for trainer Thane Arsenault and owners Jack Arsenault, Donna McIver and Edward Blaisdell of P.E.I. and Deborah Wilson of Nova Scotia. The six-year-old son of Shark Gesture has two straight wins in 1:58 before being nosed out in his latest start in a blistering 1:55.3 to Forever Paradise. The Big Bite has dodged that foe this week and gains the support of race analyst Les MacIsaac. "He seems to be peaking at the right time with Old Home Week approaching," MacIsaac said of The Big Bite. "He currently offers a not worse than second record from his last three starts and gets home consistently in 28 seconds. He could be sitting on a big one." Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) shows some sharp race lines from post 3 while brothers Vincent and Gary Poulton send out Tempo Seelster from post 1 and Cabo Pan Lucas from post 5. The ultra- consistent Cabo Pan Lucas has 11 top three finishes from just 13 starts so far in 2015 and has the services of Danny MacDonald in the bike. Newcomer Blue Chip Sunshine has post 7 in the feature with Gilles Barrieau for owners Milton Young of Newfoundland and trainer Mick Dunn. The American Ideal six-year-old has all ready taken a mark of 1:55.1 this year over the half-mile oval at Flamboro Downs in Ontario. The field also includes Likely To Win (Adam Merner), Jersey Joe (Gary Chappell) and J Rs Hurricane (Corey MacPherson). Lee A. Drake

Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside staged two divisions of the Atlantic Aged Mares pacing series on Sunday. The harness racing event is presented by Standardbred Canada and Red Shores. The first split marked the return of Ramblinglily and she didn't disappoint. The mare, trained by Allan Jones for his co-owner Norman Leger, Shediac, NB, burst off the gate to wire the field for Walter Cheverie in a new race record time of 1:55.4 for the five-year-old pacer. Dirt Track Momma was second with newcomer Lucksgottachange third. It was Cheverie's third winner on the day as he teams up with Long Run Exploration to raise money for Joyriders in the Drive for Charity promotion. The second division was won by Brodys Leona and Corey MacPherson after they were able to shake loose to find racing room to score in 1:58.2 over a rain soaked oval. The mare is owned by Kerry and Emily Taylor and Lisa Richards. Willow Warrior closed hard to grab second while Roca Rei was third. MacPherson kept rolling off the wins taking the afternoon feature with J RS Hurricane in 1:58 and the finale with veteran pacer Life Savior to record his 53rd lifetime triumph. On other action, Lisfinny, owned by Mary Jane and Jay Noye, Pleasant Valley, notched her 35th lifetime victory in race 4. Norris Rogers was in the bike for the milestone. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Big Surf took his A game to Red Shores Summerside on Sunday winning the feature preferred pace in 1:54.3.   Steven Shepherd got the call to catch-drive the Trevor Hicken trainee and they put the field away early when co-favorite and stable-mate All Turain made a break leaving the gate. Shepherd rolled the pacer through fractions of 27.4, 56.3 and 1:25.2.   It was Big Surf’s second win in a row for owner Burkie By The Bay stables and Perry Burke, QC. Outside The Wire (Jason Hughes) was second with Motorino (Terry Gallant) third.   The Drive for Charity promotion had a big day with participating drivers Walter Cheverie, Ken Murphy and Brian MacPhee recording driving doubles.   Cheverie and Long Run Exploration are supporting Joyriders with money earned from their victories aboard Athletic Putnam and Blu Meadow Willie.   JR’s Hurricane, with Murphy in the bike, won the back-up class in an impressive 1:55.2 for Jean Charles Belliveau stable. Murphy added more money to the Rodd Hotels & Resorts’ charity Hospice PEI when he rallied with Woodmere Fools Son for his second winner.   MacPhee, who is partnering with Ocean 100 to raise money for the Olivia Ruth MacLeod memorial for music performance, scored with Bignprecious and Pembroke Fella. For complete results go to Lee Drake

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