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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A first over attack sealed the deal for Nogreatmischief in the Thursday night harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Walter Cheverie engineered the winning trip in the $2,100 feature event aboard the six-year-old son of Bettor's Delight that he also trains and co-owns with John Thompson of Charlottetown. Nogreatmischief chased down tempo setter Starcastic (Driven by Brian MacPhee) after fractions of 28.4, 57.1 and 1:26.3 then unleashed a 28.2 closing panel to win by a neck in 1:55.2. Elm Grove Kaboom (Earl Smith) got up for second with Narragansett (Jason Hughes) completing the triactor. Holy Molie Maggie landed in the winner's circle in the top trot event of the night for a $1,700 pot. It was the first part of the Cheverie driving double feature sweep as he was in the bike for the 1:59.4 victory for co-owner and trainer Jeff Holmes of Orwell and co-owner Trevor MacDonald of Vernon Bridge. Second place went to I Aint No Lady (Hughes) with Professor Gordon (Terry Gallant) getting the show prize. Tempo Seelster won the $1,600 back-up pace in 1:56.2 to double up driver Hughes, who was at the lines for owner-trainer Vincent Poulton of Charlottetown. Simon Said (Cheverie) was second in the class with IDK (Ken Murphy) third. Gary Chappell had a driving double on the card with Western Sexy in 1:59.2 for Jason Sherry of Kensington and Female Finesse in 1:58.1 for trainer William White of Murray River. Ken Murphy was victorious back-to-back in races 4 and 5 with Cajun Fiddle in 2:00.4 for trainer Mike Campbell and with Diamond Mine in 2:02.1 for Cindy MacDonald of Montague. Live racing continues Saturday at 6 P.M.at Red Shores Charlottetown and Sunday afternoon at 1 P.M. at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Nogreatmischief was in the triactor in the Governor's Plate consolation and now gets status as the morning line favourite Thursday night as harness racing resumes at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 6:30 P.M. for the 10-dash program with Walter Cheverie driving and training Nogreatmischief from post 3 in the race 9 $2,100 featured pace. Cheverie co-owns the six-year-old son of Bettor's Delight with John Thompson of Charlottetown. Nogreatmischief was third in Saturday night's $5,000 Governor's Plate consolation at Red Shores Summerside while pacing in 1:55.4. His competition comes in the form of post 2 starter Starcastic with Brian MacPhee at the lines for trainer Jackie Matheson fresh off a nosed out finish in 1:55.1 the same night in Summerside. A pair of top pacers will ride two-race win streaks into the event including The Big Bite off the rail with Thane Arsenault in the bike and Elm Grove Kaboom with post 6 for trainer-driver Earl Smith. Race analyst Les MacIsaac likes the chances of Cheverie landing in the winner's circle with Nogreatmischief in Thursday's featured event. "After three starts Nogreatmischief should be just about where he wants to be from a conditioning standpoint," MacIsaac said. "He also gets a heaping helping of class relief after tackling the bearcats for two starts at Summerside. He looks like the one they'll have to knock off." Other entries include Mach Of Ballykeel (Gary Chappell), Narragansett (Jason Hughes) and Darth Bader (Ed Harvey). The top trot of the night hits the track in race 3 as Holy Molie Maggie draws clear of Open company and gets post 4 for driver Cheverie, co-owner and trainer Jeff Holmes of Orwell and co-owner Trevor MacDonald of Vernon Bridge. The $1,700 class has Chappell controlling the rail for the Glenn Claybourne trained Wedgewood while I Aint No Lady gets post 2 with Jason Hughes at the lines for Garth and Sandra Cole of Kensington. The back-up pace is scheduled for race 10 with IDK the morning line choice with Ken Murphy in the bike for trainer Deanna Clow with Tempo Seelster (Hughes) and Simon Said (Cheverie) listed as top entries. Check out Redshores.ca for live video, race programs and promotional information. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Hot Deuce has landed on red soil and he proved he came here to play in Sunday afternoon's $5,000 Governor's Plate eliminations at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The Patrick Shepherd trained Hot Deuce was put on top at every call by driver Walter Cheverie as the free-legged son of Armbro Deuce laid down incredible fractions of 27, 54.4 and 1:23.1 before unleashing a 29 second closer to win in 1:52.1, just two-fifths of a second off Ys Lotus' 1:51.4 track record. Crombie A (Driven by Marc Campbell) rallied from off the pacer to finish second, with Forever Paradise (Adam Merner) finishing third and Allstar Seelster (Norris Rogers) finishing fourth and earning a berth in Saturday's $22,000 Governor's Plate final, presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge. Shepherd, a native of Stratford who now resides in Ontario, trained Hot Deuce for owner Mike McAllister of Beaumont, Alta. The other Governor's Plate elimination was also claimed by a newcomer to Island racing as Do Over Hanover used first over tactics to win in 1:53.1 for driver Campbell, trainer Chris MacKay and owners Allard Racing Inc., of Saint-Esprit, Que., Red Isle Racing of North Granville and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge. Adkins Hanover (Merner) put down the early fractions of 27.1 and 55.1 before giving way to Junebugs Baby (Myles Heffernan), who had a tire flattened earlier in the race, up the backside for three-quarters in 1:24.1. Good Friday Three (Kenny Arsenault) was second, Invictus Hanover (Jason Hughes) was third and Junebugs Baby finished fourth to make the final. Cheverie had a driving triple on a card with one of those wins coming aboard Ramblinglily in a $2,400 Open Mares pace in 1:55.1 over Shadows Mystery (Arsenault) and Scirocco Miley Kay (Gilles Barrieau). Another $2,400 Open Mares class was captured by Prettyndangerous in 1:54.4 at 13-1 odds for driver Merner, co-owner and trainer Bo Ford and co-owner Arnold Myers, all of Charlottetown. Race favourite Woodmere Articblue (Campbell) was second with Good Luck Kathy (Hughes) rounding out the triactor. Driver Ken Murphy also had a driving triple on the program. Live racing continues at Red Shores Summerside Tuesday night at 7 P.M.featuring the Atlantic Sires Stakes for two and three-year-old trotters sponsored by Meridian Farms as part of Governor's Plate Week racing. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Ramblinglily played a game of catch me if you can en route to the harness racing winner's circle in the Open Mares pace Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Walter Cheverie drove the mare off the front end in the $2,250 contest securing the lead with a 28.1 first quarter after leaving from post 6. The Allan Jones trainee then utilized a middle-half breather through fractions of 59.3 and 1:29.4 before closing the mile out in 1:58.2 with Prettyndangerous (Adam Merner) just a head short in second and Shadows Mystery (Kenny Arsenault) completing the triactor. Jones co-owns Ramblinglily with fellow New Brunswick resident Normand Leger. Freddie captured the $1,850 Open trot in 1:58.1 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell, who continues to top the Charlottetown leader's board with 42 victories after scoring a hat-trick Thursday. Freddie is owned by The Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Holy Molie Maggie (Gary Chappell) was second with Morosita Bi (Jason Hughes) finishing third. Another piece of the Campbell driving triple was Eagle Jolt in the featured pace as the second Campbell trainee to win on the program. Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Orwell own Eagle Jolt as the veteran made his 48th career trip to the winner's circle with a 1:57.2 victory. Elm Grove Kaboom (Earl Smith) laid down all the fractions but went offstride around the final turn and was taken to the safety lane. Elm Grove Kaboom still finished second but was placed sixth for leaving the course. Junebugs Baby (Myles Heffernan) was placed second in the featured event with Simon Said (Corey MacPherson) placed up to third. Chappell and trainer Earl Watts teamed up for a training double with New Boss In Town (1:58.1) and Sinners In Heaven (1:59.1), while Hughes had a pair of driving winners including Someone Like You (2:00.1) for trainer Reg Ferguson and Best Risque (1:57.1) for conditioner Brian Ladner. Live racing continues Saturday at 6 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown with the Maritime Breeder's eliminations for three-year-old pacers while the Summerside Raceway has a 12-dash card Sunday afternoon with a 1 P.M. first race post time. The weekend also features the kick-off of the $100,000 Dash For Cash Promotion with full contest details, race program, replays and more at Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

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 www.redshores.ca. 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 www.redshores.ca 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 www.redshores.ca. For more Governor's Plate Week stories go to www.journalpioneer.com 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 www.redshores.ca 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 www.redshores.ca 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 www.redshores.ca 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 www.redshores.ca 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 www.redshores.ca 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 www.redshores.ca  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

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