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Hippodrome 3R Two-year-old pacing filly Alevala Hanover celebrated her first career win in a big way on Sunday afternoon at Hippodrome 3R for her local connections as she prevailed in the $31,600 Lucien Bombardier Stakes, which is co-sponsored by Standardbred Canada and the Quebec Jockey Club. Owned by driver Marc Belanger and trainer Stephane Beaudoin, both of Trois-Rivieres, Que., Alevala Hanover overcame early interference from post eight and made up her double-digit deficit by the half-mile mark. She then held off race favourite Champagne Shower (Dennis St. Pierre), who was a riding a three-race win streak in Quebecoise Series action, to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:59.3. Third-place finisher C L Infinite (David Pilon) followed nearly 10 lengths behind. The Allamerican Native-Armbro Odessa filly now sports a career record reading 1-2-2 in six starts with earnings soaring to more than $20,000. To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Hippodrome 3R. Inverness Raceway Junebugs Baby closed out Sunday afternoon's harness racing card at Inverness Raceway with a victory in the featured $1,500 Frank MacInnis Memorial Pace. Junebugs Baby watched as favourite J B Bolt and Macnamarra battled on top through fractions of :28.3, :57.2 and 1:29.4 in the ninth race before flying by in the stretch to win in 2:01.4. Art I Special came on for second, finishing three-quarters of a length behind, while J B Bolt and Macnamarra settled for third and fourth respectively. The homebred son of Western Paradise was driven by Dominion, N.S. horseman Fraser Turnbull, who shares ownership with John Turnbull Jr. of Glace Bay, N.S. The Atlantic Sires Stakes graduate earned the second win of his four-year-old campaign and 16th lifetime. To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Inverness Raceway. Holland Fair Outlaw I See Red wired a field of Open pacers in the $2,200 Murray Cumberland Memorial featured at Holland Fair on Sunday afternoon. Driver Ron Cullen steered Outlaw I See Red ($8.90) to the 2:02.3 two and three-quarter length victory with Playboy Killean (Dean Rey) and Outlaw Spider (Don Howlett) finishing second and third, respectively. Jodie Cullen trains the five-year-old Brandons Cowboy gelding for owners Derek and Fred Gilbert of Brandon, MB. The race was named in honour of horseman Murray Cumberland, who passed away in July 2012. The winning connections swept the late Daily Double with eight-year-old pacing mare Judges Discretion ($6.80), driven by Greg Manning, taking the finale. The Cullen combination paid $12.60. The Manitoba Great Western Fair circuit wraps up next weekend back in Miami with Saturday and Sunday live harness racing beginning at 1:30 p.m. each day. To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Holland Fair. Fraser Downs Open pacing mare Prairie Illusion returned to racing action on Sunday after four months off and found herself right back where she left the Fraser Downs winner's circle. The four-year-old Mach Three mare won the $10,500 Fillies & Mares Open back on May 3 in a career-best 1:52.4 and matched that mark in Sunday's feature event with another dominating score. Jim Marino, who won four races on the card, sent the favourite to the lead from post five and never looked back through fractions of :27.4, :56.4 and 1:25.2 en route to the six and three-quarter length victory. The winning time was just two-fifths of a second off Furious Five's track record for aged pacing mares. Early trailers Phone Terror (Serge Masse) and Jans Rich Girl (Scott Knight) finished second and third. Prairie Illusion has now won all three of her starts since being claimed by trainer William Young in mid-April for $30,000. She is now six-for-12 this season and has yet to miss a paycheque throughout her four-year-old campaign. While Prairie Illusion missed the track record for her age and sex, the Fraser debuting Need You So Bad established one for two-year-old geldings with a 1:56.2 three length romp for trainer/driver Bill Davis. The son of American Ideal was two-fifths of a second faster than the former record-holder Nobody Can. The J J J Stables owns the Horizon Pace champion who is undefeated in three pari-mutuel starts. To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Fraser Downs. Reprinted with permission by  

Charlottetown, PE - Gold Cup finalist Proven Lover will take on a power-packed field in the $2,400 feature Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time to kick off the action is 6pm. Red Shores Summerside will host a 13 dash program on Sunday with stakes stars invading the Prince County oval at 1pm. Proven Lover, owned by Casey Gavin, Tignish, PE, will leave from post 6 in race 12 with Terry Gallant listed to drive for trainer Thane Mann. The nine-year-old pacing star was roughed up in the Gold Cup trial to finish third and then placed fifth in the final where he was charted in 1:52.4. Touch of Lightning, who became the fasted Island bred horse when he stopped the timer in an incredible 1:53 flat in the Premier's pace has drawn post 4 for driver Earl Smith and his connections of Don and Peter Smith, Larry Chappell and Gerald Morrissey while Governor's Plate winner Wild Dragon starts from post 5 for catch-driver Walter Cheverie. Here is the complete field from the rail out J V S Ring (pp1), All Turain (pp2), Big League (pp3), Touch of Lightning (pp4), Wild Dragon (pp5), Proven Lover (pp6), Cambest Kisser (pp7) and Greatheart Hanover (pp8). The open trotter will share in the stage in race 3 with top guns Zip the Lip (Brian MacPhee), Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) hooking up in the $1,800 contest. For live video, Horse Player Interactive information or race programs go to Summerside, PE - The two-year-old stars of harness racing will strut their stuff Sunday at Red Shores Summerside with six divisions of the Joe O'Brien Memorial for colts while the fillies compete in six splits of the Lady Slipper. The action will be carried live from with HPI players getting in on the program. In the first O'Brien gold, Dumas Walker, named after the Kentucky Headhunters hit in the 1990's, puts his winning streak on the line in race 6. Myles Heffernan will drive the colt who has been perfect since the mis-cue at Summerside in the Callbeck stake. Settlement Request and JJ Laser will try to knock off the favorite. Tobins Fusion headlines the other O'Brien Gold division for Gilles Barrieau. The Western Paradise colt has banked $11,523 this season for Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd, Daniel Ross and Charlie Seymour. The undefeated filly Lovineveryminute steps on the racetrack in the Lady Slipper gold event in race 8 for trainer Earl Watts. The filly is five for five with $18,792 to her credit since July 1. Owner Reg MacPherson and his trainer Kevin MacLean send out Saulsbrook Alana from post 5. The MacPherson-MacLean combination has been red hot lately. Dusty Lane Dora, trained by Elton Miller, is 5-2 on the morning line for the next Lady Slipper Gold in race 12. Corey MacPherson gets the driving assignment for owner Ron Gass, Cornwall. For race programs, Jared's Picks and up to the minute results go to by Lee A. Drake  

Exhibition Park Raceway fans had a chance to see the first two-year-old winner of the 2013 harness racing season in New Brunswick on Saturday afternoon.

There will be a pair of two-year-olds make their first lifetime starts this Saturday at Exhibition Park Raceway.

Malabrigo did it again. The three-year-old filly won her harness racing division of the Island Breeders Championship on Saturday afternoon (November 3) at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. It was her 16th win in a row.

The PEI Colt Stakes week continues with a double-header Saturday afternoon at 1pm with the evening harness racing program beginning at 7pm. The afternoon card features five divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies. The morning line favorites include Largomotion, Windemere Maggie, Howmacs Angel and the un-defeated Top Brand.

Touch of Lightning (Articulator) clocked an impressive time at Truro Raceway on Saturday evening in Atlantic Sires Stakes harness racing action.

The three-year-old Atlantic Sires Stakes pacing fillies were the highlight of the holiday harness racing card at Fredericton Raceway on Monday afternoon (May 21).

In May 2011, the USTA announced a partnership with the American Endurance Ride Conference to award the Standardbred that recorded the most miles ridden during the ride season. It is only fitting that the 2011 award winner was also a winner on the racetrack, East Meets West.

Not only is Wally Hennessey about to become the 21st harness racing driver in history to reach 8,000 wins, he also still has a very sharp eye for acquiring a promising horse.

In late September, 2008 24 year old harness racing driver Billy Dobson ventured from Michigan to Monticello Raceway and even though he came without any horses it didn't take much time for the youngster's talent to be recognized by the local training colony.

The long journey endured by harness racing reinsman Dan Noble to the 2011 drivers' dash title concluded on the New Year's Eve card at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.

He had to wait until the final 3 1/2 hours of his three year old campaign and the 2011 Little Brown Jug champion Big Bad John was able to add one more achievement to his memorable harness racing season.

Semjac Legacy rediscovered her winning ways on Wednesday night (July 28) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway as the mare who started out the harness racing season very strong had gone through a lull before recording the pocket sitting win.

His methamphetamine demons are well and truly behind him and top Prince Edward Island harness racing driver Mike Stevenson says he has his family, friends, fellow horsemen and Catholic faith to thank for being able to be back doing what he does best - reining home winners.

At just 26 Marc Campbell has proven himself to be one of the best horsemen in the Canadian Maritimes. He's already claimed driving titles at the Charlottetown and Summerside racetracks, but more importantly the Prince Edward Island native has earned the respect of his harness racing peers.

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