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Red Shores Charlottetown witnessed some vintage harness racing Walter Cheverie driving in the evenings top races. Cheverie showed his patients in the evening top class with his own trainee Nogreatmischief waiting until the head of the lane and circled the field for a 1:56.4 victory. Ok Galahad released stable made to lead past the half both the Hughes trainees couldn't hold off the late charge. Cheverie is the owner of the top class winner. Ramblinglily returned to her winning ways in the Race 7 Open Mares with another Cheverie worst to first move for regular pilot Cheverie to complete the driving double. The Alan Jones trainee was saddled with the outside Post 6 and used a brush past the three quarters to overtake fraction setter and Spud Island Classic winner Shadows Mystery. Trainer Alan Jones co-owns with Norm Leger. 'Lily's' 10th win of the season was clocked in 1:56.4. Veteran campaigner Brian MacPhee had a hat trick on the 10 dash card winning with All The Weapons, Idealic Life and Celebrate Your Bet. Jason Hughes picked up a driving double on the card. Racing returns with an action packed card at Red Shores Summerside featuring the two-year-old colts and fillies in the Joe O'Brien and Lady Slipper Stakes. By Bo Ford

Machinthesand in line to Norris Rogers used a first over journey to overpower fraction setter Motorino, to take the Wednesday harness racing feature at Red Shores Summerside. The seven-year-old son of Mach Three positioned himself in the three-hole from post six before making his move just past the half and stopping the clock in 1:55.3. It was Machinthesand's six win of the season for the Noonan Holdings Ltd., Russell and Karen Noonan. Hughie Murphy handles the training duties. Motorino laid down fractions of :28,:58 and 1:26.3 and held tough to be second, Painted Desert picked up the show prize. Veteran free-legged pacer Blu Meadow Willie added his name to an elusive category when he crossed the finish line first in Race 6. The 12-year-old son of Drop Off picked up his 60th lifetime victory in his 282nd lifetime start for co-owners Bob and Brenda MacInnis. Walter Cheverie engineered the winning trip getting up by a neck to win in 2:01.4. Cheverie picked up the driving double scoring in Race 7 with the Alex Sobey trainee Sendmeasign. Corey MacPherson also scored a driving double, winning first with Minor Wisdom for Kristina McCourt and closing out the card with his own trainee Useful Hanover. Racing returns to Red Shores Summerside on Sunday with a 1 p.m.start. The card will feature the 2-year-old colts and fillies in the Joe O'Brien and Lady Slipper Stakes. For complete results go to By Bo Ford

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A former great in Eastern Ontario harness racing will try his luck against Thursday night's finest at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post is 6:30 p.m. for the 12-dash card with Montreal Phil favoured in the race 11 feature for a $2,000 purse. The 12-year-old veteran, Montreal Phil was a former preferred pacer at Rideau Carleton Raceway outside Ottawa, but after Alpine Claiming Series action during Old Home Week he now finds himself trained by Stratford's Patrick Shepherd and owned by Stephen Morton of Nova Scotia. The pacer pushed himself over $700,000 in career earnings during his latest outing, which was a 1:57.4 score for Brad Forward, and now finds himself with post 2 and Walter Cheverie in the bike. Perfect Escape (Gilles Barrieau) looms a danger off the rail while riding a two-race win streak and Doing Some Damage (Corey MacPherson) exits preferred company to draw post 6. Ryan Desroche will make his top class debut on the program, as the 18-year-old Prince Country native drives Eagle Jolt from post 5 for trainer Marc Campbell. Race analyst Les MacIsaac likes post 2 and Montreal Phil to land in the winner's circle. "He beat some pretty good ones last week over the off track for his second straight win since relocating here," MacIsaac said of Montreal Phil. "A three-peat looks like a very strong possibility." Other entries include Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes), Waterside Light (Campbell), Athletic Putnam (Brian MacPhee), and Cabo Pan Lucas (Vincent Poulton). A group of seven Open trotters will contest race 8 on the card, with newly minted Charlottetown track record holder Osprey Impact drawing post 3 with Cheverie in the bike for owner-trainer Paul Larabee of Belle River. The five-year-old daughter of Federal Flex scored a 1:57.2 victory on Gold Cup and Saucer night to erase Thunderaway's track record. Freddie (Campbell) will seek redemption off the rail with other top entries like Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) from post 4 and Holy Molie Maggie (MacPherson) with post 5. By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside held a 10 dash harness racing card on Wednesday to celebrate Lobster Festival Week with PEI Seafood night. Machinthesand, owned by Noonan Holdings Ltd - Russell and Karen Noonan, won the evening's feature presented by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Customers and visitors to the historic oval were treated to samples of world-class seafood and harness racing. Driven by Norris Rogers, Machinthesand (Mach Three) busted the gate from post 5 to level fractions of 28.3, 58.4 and 1:28.2. He closed his final quarter in 27.1 to win by three lengths in 1:55.3. Athletic Putnam (Dale Spence) was second with Motorino (Terry Gallant) third. In other action, driver Walter Cheverie claimed the Summerside Lobster Festival Pace aboard Capitalism for owner Kristina McCourt, Summerside,PE. Cheverie returned in the very next race with veteran pacer Blue Meadow Willie to be presented with the Arsenault's Fish Mart cooler. The 12 year-old pacer, owned by Robert and Brenda MacInnis, Summerside, recorded his 59th lifetime victory. Ken Murphy also a driving double on the program. Wager was $15,051. For complete results go to By Lee Drake   Matchup Rekindled In Red Shores Feature CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A Governor's Plate Night rivalry will be renewed Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Bazillion wants to settle the score. The Trevor Hicken trainee has drawn post 3 in the $2,200 feature event scheduled as race 11 on the Thursday evening program with the first of 12 dashes scheduled to kick off at 6:30 PM. Bazillion will have Brian MacPhee back in the bike for owner Kent Livingston of Cornwall after finishing third last Saturday during Governor's Plate night action at Red Shores Summerside. The six-year-old son of Village Jolt did all the front end road work in that start only to give way to Smiley Bayama down the stretch in a scorching 1:55 mile. With an inside post and Smiley Bayama leaving on his outside, the score could be settled this Thursday, with the post 6 leaving Smiley Bayama scheduled to have Adam Merner in the bike for trainer Ron Gass and owners Shelley and Alexis Gass, of Cornwall. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees Bazillion setting up shop on the front end again this week but think rail starter My Lucky Killean (Ken Murphy) can leave enough to make front-end-control a dear price to pay. MacIsaac says this will all play into the game plan for Smiley Bayama to win it all and turn his three race win streak into four. "He's firing on all cylinders right now with three straight wins," MacIsaac said. "The possibility of some early mayhem up front could set things up nicely for his rallying style and give him a great chance to keep the streak intact." Other entries include Whosurwinner (Mike McGuigan), Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie), Tempo Seelster (Todd Walsh), and Perfect Escape (Ron Matheson). The race 6 Open trot carries a $1,950 purse and see a career opportunity for a 18-year-old reinsman. With stakes action scheduled for Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia Thursday night, that leaves the race bike seat empty for the Marc Campbell trained Freddie, leaving from post 5 this week. Rookie driver Ryan Desroche will get the call to fill that void behind the 13-time winner for owners Three Wisemen Stable of Cornwall. Other top entries include Wedgewood (Gary Chappell) from post 2 and Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) with post 3. By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - Nogreatmischief won the West Prince Horsemen's Club pace Wednesday night at Red Shores Summerside in 1:57.2. Walter Cheverie was in the bike for the victory for his co-owner John Thompson, Charlottetown, PE. Artners In Crime (Ron Matheson) was second with Superbo Hanover (Gordie Hennessey). The two-year-old fillies highlighted the Governor's Plate week program in Atlantic Sires Stakes contests. Marc Campbell and Kenny Arsenault had stakes driving triples on the card. Campbell had scores aboard Filly Forty Seven, Woodmere Sandylu and Elektra Express. Arsenault's stake winners were Woodmere Finesse, Im Not Lisa taking and Kinda Like Her. Campbell and Arsenault share the top spot with six wins in the Basil Whelan memorial top driver for Governor's Plate week going into Thursday's card. Post time is 7pm. Dale Spence is next with five victories. Wager was $29,617. For complete results go to For more Governor's Plate Week stories go to by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The 2016 season has seem quite possibly the best trotters in the history of Atlantic Canadian Harness Racing and those trotting stars take to the track again Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 6:30 PM for the 12-dash program with Frill Seeker attempting to remain atop the roost of the Open Trot class in race 6. Frill Seeker has drawn post 4 in the $1,950 contest with trainer Kenny Arsenault handling the driving duties, against his five horses and geldings competitors, for owner Ebbsfleet Stable of Ontario. The Angus Hall eight-year-old was a dominant winner in his latest race with a 1:58.3 mile, meaning his rivals need to step up their game to defeat him. Wedgewood was the runner-up in that contest with Gary Chappell again picking up the lines from post 2, while Professor Gordon, who was a force earlier in the season, makes his return to pari-mutuel racing with Vincent Poulton from post 1 after the trotter had equipment problems in his last start on June 16. Other entries include Neal (Brian Andrew), Majian Dillon (Jim Ripley), and Diamond Mine (Willie Murphy). Race 8 will feature the Open Mares trot class for a $1,950 pot with Osprey Impact earning morning line respect fresh off a 1:59.4 victory in last week's Mares Open for driver Walter Cheverie and owner-trainer Paul Larrabee of Belle River. The Federal Flex mare has drawn the rail position but has no slouches to her outside as Red Shores Charlottetown and Summerside track record holder Thunderaway leaves from post 2 for Jason Hughes and Pleasue Girls has post 3 with Adam Merner in the bike as she makes her second start back on the East Coast after a productive winter at Rideau Carleton Raceway in Ontario. Tyne Valley (Mark Bradley), Holy Molie Maggie (Corey MacPherson) and Paymenowpaymelater (Gilles Barrieau) round out the field of six. The evening featured pace is in race 11 with Starcastic looking for redemption from post 4 for driver Ron Matheson, trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Bobbi Jo Gaudet of Charlottetown and Billy MacKenzie of Stratford. In his latest, Starcastic made a break at the start but even with loads of work to do he responded with his last three quarters in 1:26 flat to only be beaten a little over a length by Bazillion - who draws post 2 in this week's Thursday night feature. For entries, results and live broadcast go to By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - The horses will compete under the lights as the harness racing action shifts to Wednesday night at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 7pm. The card will be the last event before Governor's Plate Week action kicks into gear Sunday with the Governor's Plate eliminations. Oh To Be Me, with Gary Chappell listed to drive, is the morning line favorite in evening's top class that will go to the gate at 9:51pm. The six-year-old brown gelding comes off the bench with 10 top three finishes from 14 starts which includes two wins. The Backstretch Beat says he could be the one to knock off. "He now has a recent line on him, and with the hot fractions we will see tonight, we see him picking up the pieces." It won' t be easy. Bowyer Hanover, owned by Ivan MacMillan and driven by Walter Cheverie, will have rail control while Athletic Putnam, fresh off a new personal best on Canada Day of 1:56.3, leaves from post two for driver Dale Spence and trainer Paul Biggar. The field also includes Zambuca Gass (pp3), Shady Kowalski (pp5) and the gate charging Minor Wisdom (pp6). Nobodys Gigolo gets the top call in race 6 for the pick 5 players. The pacer gets the services of Jason Hughes for trainer Blaine McKenna but watch out for Only Skys Escape from the Don Sweet stable off the rail. In other action, George, a former stakes star with $30,856 in the bank, has been hitting the ticket on a regular basis for trainer George Riley. The four-year-old son of Western Paradise takes on Offshore Cowboy in a ninth race showdown. Don’t miss the Governor’s Plate eliminations Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm. It’s the official kick off to Summerside’s big week of racing at the historic Summerside raceway. There is racing Monday through Friday with post times at 7pm. The 48th running of the Governor’s Plate, presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge, will go Saturday July 16th. opening race post time is 6pm. For complete listing of the entries, top picks with the backstretch beat and live video go to by Lee A. Drake, for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Jeb, in line to driver Jason Hughes, needed every step of the race track to collar fraction setter Forever Paradise in the top class Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 'Blue Knight' used a first over attack before dropping into the two-hole up the back stretch during a 28.3 third quarter, moving out at the top of the stretch and nailing the victory at the wire in 1:55. The Hughes trainee picked up his third consecutive victory for owners Robi Hughes, Eric MacLauchlan and Blair MacLauchlan, Stratford, PE. Dubbed the 'Queen of the Open Mares' in the Maritime region, Ramblinglily used a perfect two hole trip for reinsmen Walter Cheverie to return to her winning form this week in 1:55.4. Owned by Alan Jones and Norm Leger the maritime bred daughter of Articulator looked prepped and ready for next week's Lobster Fest eliminations at Red Shores Summerside. Driver and trainer Kenny Arsenault picked up a pair of victories with a set of dandy looking three-year-old colts. Lukes Cowboy took a two-hole ride until the three quarter pole before making the move out of the two-hole to score in 1:56.2. Rosewood was sent right down the road clicking the teletimer in 1:57.2. Corey MacPherson extended his lead as the top driver at Red Shores Charlottetown with victories aboard his own trainees Brodys Leona and Swingirl. He also won with Idealic Life making it a natural hat trick. For complete results go to by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

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

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