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SUMMERSIDE, PE - A mainland invader headlines the Sunday afternoon card at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Ultimate Luck has been installed as the morning line favorite by the race classifier, and with good reason. The six-year-old Camluck stallion was a bang-up second to Eagle Jolt in a speedy 1:59 mile over the rain soaked Summerside oval in last week's feature. Kenny Arsenault will drive the pacer for trainer Sifroi Melanson and owner Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn, N.B. Upfront Ticket (Marc Campbell) is second pick after a fourth place finish in his East Coast debut. The Dragon Again pacer was racing conditioned classes at Western Fair Raceway in Ontario before making the trek east. Race analyst Jared Stretch has opted to go a different route, selecting Beckenbauer to upset the apple cart from 2 for trainer-driver Jason Hughes and owners Robi and Kurt Hughes of Stratford. The horse was victorious his last start in 1:59.1 at Red Shores Charlottetown. "He's been heating up to say the least with two victories in his last three starts and been doing it in impressive fashion," Stretch said of Beckenbauer. Other entries include Onehotvett (Wade Sorrie), Outside The Wire (Brodie MacPhee), McMaverick (Ken Murphy), Lucky Encounter (Norris Rogers) and Sa Summers Luck (Gary Chappell). Keystone Nobility has rail control in the back-up pace for a $1,600 purse for driver Chappell, trainer Alan Taylor and owner Kent Livingston of Cornwall. The six-year-old Western Hanover mare will have to defeat a tough field including Acton O So Royal (Mark Bradley) and the Rocky Schurman trained duo of Carrera Angel (Campbell) and Tyber Champ (Schurman). The race will also see the Island debut of Darth Bader, co-owned, trained and driven by Ed Harvey of Fredericton, N.B., with co-owner Kathy MacLean of Truro. The owners claimed Darth Bader for $20,000 at Yonkers Raceway in New York in February and left him in the care of Island native Jason Ryan before taking him to the Maritimes. The final race of the 13-dash program will see Lisfinny (Rogers) try to keep a fresh win streak alive. Owned by Mary Jean and Jay Noye of Pleasant Valley, with Jay doing the training, Lisfinny was a winner his last two starts in 2:01.3 and 1:58.3 with Rogers in the bike. The $1,400 class will see Lisfinny have to battle backs challenges from horses like Life Savior (Corey MacPherson) and Pictonian Press (Mark Bradley). by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top horses in Maritime harness racing will face off in eliminations of the Maritime Breeder's and Cecil Ladner memorial pacing series Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time for the 13-dash program is 6 pm. The card features two $3,000 eliminations of the Maritime Breeder's for three-year-old pacing fillies in races 6 and 9. Race 6 will be a showdown between freshly minted Truro track record holder Lovineveryminute (Todd Trites) and divisional leader Elm Grove Inarush (Mark Bradley). Race 9 has Saulsbrook Alana (Marc Campbell) leaving off the rail in a division that includes Charlottes Style (Kenny Arsenault) and Pictonian Sareta (Mike Stevenson). The top four from each elimination advance to next week's rich final. The three-year-old colt pacers go post ward in races 8 and 11 with the top four in each division making it to next week's Maritime Breeder's colts and gelding finals. The top two colts of the 2014 season will square off in race 8 with Dumas Walker (Myles Heffernan) and Super S Yzerman (Clare MacDonald). Both colts were victories in divisions of the Bob Dewar two weeks ago at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Race 11 will see 2013 Island Breeders champion Settlement Request (Gilles Barrieau) fend off a field of seven rivals including Wishes In The Rain (Darren Crowe) and Mr Vaive (Bernard McCallum). The Cecil Ladner Memorial pacing series elimination put their noses on the gate in race 10 and 12. The first $2,400 elimination in race 10 has Maine invader Coral Snake (Crowe) from post 2 for owner Island native David MacDonald of Halifax fresh off a 1:55.2 victory over Scarborough Downs. Other entries include PC Shockwave (Brian MacPhee), R Sonoflife (Todd Trites), Narragansett (Jason Hughes), Likely To Win (Ryan Ellis), Sterling Seelster (Campbell), Schooner (Barrieau) and Machinthesand (Brodie MacPhee). Race 12 has another Maine entry owned by MacDonald in Art Of Illusion from post 8. The pacer has minted his status as one of the top pacers in the State of Maine after a 1:53.2 victory last week in the free-for-all at Scarborough Downs but will have to fend off All Turain from post 7, who is undefeated since teaming up with Brodie MacPhee 10 starts ago, and Astor for trainer-driver Hughes, fresh off a 1:56.4 victory in his P.E.I. debut. Other entries include Blissful Bro (Campbell), Touch Of Lightning (Earl Smith), Perfect Escape (Barrieau), Hail The Taxi (Trites) and Judge Jon (Stevenson). The top foru from each elimination advance to next week's $8,200 final, while the next four will race off in the $3,000 consolation. Summerside Sunday SUMMERSIDE, PE - A $1,900 feature pace highlights the Sunday afternoon card at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway with a 1 pm post time for the 13-dashes. The race 12 feature has Ultimate Luck installed as the post time favorite for driver Arsenault, trainer Sifroi Melason and owner Ultimate Stables of New Brunswick. The six-year-old Camluck stallion has a tough field of opponents including Onehotvett (Barrieau), Outside The Wire (Brodie MacPhee), McMaverick (Ken Murphy), Eagle Jolt (Campbell), Upfront Ticket (Hughes), Lucky Encounter (Norris Rogers) and Shipps Xcalibur (Gary Chappell). The card also features the $1,850 Open trot has newcomer Presto Pegasus picked to win off a two-race win streak in Charlottetown. The nine-year-old Pegasus Spur gelding is driven by Mark Bradley for trainer Brian Andrew and owners Rachel Andrew of Milton and William Andrew of Calgary. His main competition will come from Zip The Lip (Brian MacPhee), Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass). The field also includes Lyrical Lindy (Hughes) and Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew). Race analyst Jarred Stretch is leaning on post 1 starter Abundaspin to get the job done in this week of his 14-year-old season. "After going on a lengthy win streak he hasn't been to the circle in three straight, but he's been good enough and he'll be thirsty to get back," Stretch said while pegging Caliban Hanover for second and Presto Pegasus for third. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - Lucky Encounter won the Sunday afternoon feature in 1:57.4 at Red Shores Summerside. Norris Rogers mapped out the winning trip which included a three-wide charge down the backstretch. Outside the Wire (Jason Hughes) was second with Ultimate Luck (Stephen Trites) completing the triactor. Lucky Encounter is owned by Jeff Ferrish, Summerside and trained by Dale Sobey. Marc Campbell had a hat-trick on the afternoon scoring with Ramadawn for trainer Philip Desroches, Kaitlyn Rose from the Ralph Sweet stable of O'Leary and R Es Nancy trained by Dana Sweet, Bloomfield Station, PE A scary moment in race 2 when Sendmeasign made a break and fell. Driver Norris Rogers was thrown to the track and hit by a trailing horse. Rogers wasn't injured in the accident. Sendmeasign walked back to her stable. Time to Get Jiggy (Gary Chappell) and Rock R Us (Marc Campbell) were also involved with no injuries being reported. Gilles Barrieau, Jason Hughes, Norris Rogers and Rocky Schurman notched driving doubles on the program. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside are gearing up for a busy season with exciting harness racing series, Regional and National driving championships, signature events and the third annual Drive for Charity presented by Red Shores. The Drive for Charity event features 13 of the Island's top drivers, based on 2013 statistics from Charlottetown and Summerside racetracks. The drivers partnered with businesses to raise money for local charities. Each win will earn $25 towards the sponsor's charity of choice. The Drive for Charity raised $13,100 for Island charities last year. The promotion begins on June 1, 2014 and wraps up on October 30, 2014. The official draw was held Wednesday during a reception in the Top of the Park. Here are the participating businesses, drivers and their charities: Clarke Nissan - Mike Stevenson - Oak Acres Children's Camp D&D Lawncare and Landscaping - Corey MacPherson - PEI Humane Society Daniel R. Ross Ltd. - Jason Hughes - Camp Gencheff Long Run Exploration - Mark Bradley - Hillsboro Hospital Ocean 100 - Marc Campbell - Olivia Ruth MacLeod Memorial Award Metro Building Supplies - Gilles Barrieau - PEI Special Olympics Red Shores - Walter Cheverie -Sadie's Place The Dunne Group - Gary Chappell - Habitat for Humanity MacRae Backhoe and Trucking - Brodie MacPhee - IWK KKP - Brian MacPhee - Easter Seals Rodd Hotels & Resorts - Ken Murphy - Hospice PEI Syntrak Print & Graphic Design - Kenny Arsenault - Hospice PEI MacQuarrie Meats - Ron Matheson - PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Lee A. Drake

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Miracle Matts went down the highway to win the feature event as racing returned to Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. Corey MacPherson drove Miracle Matts in the race 9 feature for a purse of $2,000. Owned and trained by Blois MacPhail of Cornwall, Miracle Matts left from post six and made the front with fractions of 28.3, 59.1 and 1:29.4 before fighting off the pocket sitting Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton) in the stretch to win in 1:58.4. Tempo Seelster was second with Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) finishing third. Abundaspin captured the Open trot handicap in 2:02 for trainer-driver Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Cornwall. Honeymoonisover (Mark Bradley) was second with third going to Buckling Banbury (Corey MacPherson). The season open went to Solid Performance in 2:03 for owner-trainer-driver Earl Smith of Hunter River. Its Handsome Hank (Brian MacPhee) returned to the races after not competing since September of 2012 to finish second with Eyes Of Glory (Steven Shepherd) finishing third. The back-up pace went in race 10 for $1,600 with Van Zant using off the pace tactics to win in 1:58.2, the fastest mile of the night. Co-owner Ron Matheson was in the driver's seat for trainer Jackie Matheson and co-owner Tom Clark of Charlottetown. A newcomer to Charlottetown, Beckenbauer (Kenny Arsenault) finished second with Paphos (Marc Campbell) third. Campbell had a driving double on the card, winning with Better Wave in 2:02.3 and Silky Britches in 2:01.4. Other winners were My Lucky Killean (Gary Chappell) in 2:01.4, Putnams Snap (Wayne Dunn) in 1:59.3, Bunny Mach (Hughes) in 1:59.4 and I D K (Poulton) in 2:00. Total bet on the 10-dash card was $23,602. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

The Howard Johnston’s Dutch Inn in Cornwall P.E.I. once again played host to the annual Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owners Association (PEISHOA) awards banquet on Saturday. The awards honoured the tremendous accomplishments of horse and human during the 2013 season, as well as recognized its horsepeople, for whom many have been involved for decades. Yet again, the horse community of P.E.I. provided a packed house, and in return, they were treated to another evening of excitement and celebration. This year’s emcee was Lee Drake, Marketing Director for Red Shores in P.E.I., and he graciously performed a great job as host. Drake also was very excited to introduce and welcome the man in the spotlight on the evening, guest speaker Vance Cameron. Cameron regaled the audience with some of his favourite memories from his vast racing experience and career over the years. As always, Cameron had a great way of weaving his stories and the folks in attendance were thoroughly entertained. The horse owners association presented the prestigious Kentucky of Canada Award, which recognizes and acknowledges outstanding service to the industry. It is awarded only when merited and was presented tonight for only the fourth time in history. The honouree was the Hon. Wes Sheridan, minister responsible for harness racing on P.E.I. Amongst the many award winners tonight, the awarding of the Active Horsewomen and Horseman of the Year went to Brian and Isabel MacPhee. Horseperson of the Year recognized longtime participant Don Smith of Pownal, who has been involved in countless capacities over his five decades in the sport. The Horse of the Year honours went to Saulsbrook Alana, owned by Reg MacPherson, trained by Kevin MacLean and driven by Marc Campbell. The complete list of award winners is below. Two-Year-Old Colt Trot Dusty Lane Galaxy - Bred by Ronnie Gass, owned by Peter Buchanan and the Estate of George Boswall, trained and driven by Gary Chappell. Two-Year-Old Filly Trot Glencove Yoshi - Bred, owned and trained by Carl Bagnall, driven by Mike Stevenson. Two-Year-Old Colt Pace Settlement Request - Bred by Tammy Sonier and Neil Bambrick, owned by Alfred Barrieau and Michael Clinton, trained and driven by Gilles Barrieau. Two-Year-Old Filly Pace Saulsbrook Alana - Owned by Reg MacPherson, trained by Kevin MacLean and driven by Marc Campbell. Three-Year-Old Colt Trot Taliesin - Bred by Elwood Lawton, owned by Buntainwood Farm, trained and driven by Marc Campbell. Three-Year-Old Filly Trot Howmacs Pride - Bred and co-owned by Howmac Farms, co-owned by Wade Pecconi, trained by Earl Watts. Three-Year-Old Colt Pace Forever Paradise - Bred by Art Millar, owned by Reg MacPherson, trained by Kevin MacLean and driven by Marc Campbell. Three-Year-Old Filly Pace Dianna Santanna - Bred and owned by Doug MacPhee, trained by Tommy Weatherbie, and primarily driven by Brodie MacPhee. Claiming Horse of the Year Pinner - Owned by Brian, Lillian, and Kevin Ladner, trained by Brian. Claiming Mare of the Year Kaitlyn Rose - Owned and trained by Ralph Sweet, driven by Marc Campbell. Aged Trotting Horse Abundaspin - Owned by Mikaela Lustic, trained and driven by Harold Sheppard. Aged Trotting Mare Honeymoonisover - Co-owned by Blake Andrew, co-owned, trained and driven by Brian Andrew. Aged Pacing Horse Big League - Owned and trained by Jonah Moase. Aged Pacing Mare Dirt Track Momma - Owned and trained by Jonah Moase, primarily driven by Marc Campbell. Fan Favourite Award Smackwaterjack - Owned, trained and driven by William MacKay. Pacing Horse of the Year Saulsbrook Alana - Owned by Reg MacPherson, trained by Kevin MacLean and driven by Marc Campbell. Trotter of the Year Abundaspin - Owned by Mikaela Lustic, trained and driven by Harold Sheppard. Horse of the Year Saulsbrook Alana - Owned by Reg MacPherson, trained by Kevin MacLean and driven by Marc Campbell. Grooms of the Year Drew Neil and Bobbi Jo Gaudet Mr Trot Challenge Walter Cheverie Rookie Driver Steven Sheppard Leading Dash Winner Marc Campbell Leading Percentage Trainer Kevin MacLean Leading Percentage Driver Marc Campbell Standardbred Canada Owner of the Year Kenny McInnis Appreciation Awards Taylor McGuigan and Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Most Dedicated Horseperson June Coyle Horseman/Horsewoman Awards Isabel MacPhee and Brian MacPhee Horseperson of the Year Donald Smith Kentucky of Canada Recognition Award Hon. Wes Sheridan ASBA Awards As an added bonus of this evening's event, the Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association (ASBA) recognized the Prince Edward Island winners of the 2013 Atlantic Breeders Crown. Two-Year-Old Pacing Filly: Saulsbrook Alana Owner's Award – Reg MacPherson Three-Year-Old Trotter: Taliesin Owner's Award - Buntainwood Farm Breeder's Award – Elwood Lawton Two-Year-Old Trotter: Dusty Lane Galaxy Owner's Award - Peter Buchanan and the Estate of George Boswall Breeder's Award – Ronnie Gass Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt: Dumas Walker Breeder's Award – David and Paul Walker The Moncton Standardbred Racing Association also presented a trophy to the owner with the most points in the Atlantic Sires Stakes season, Dan Ross. From the PEI Standardbred Horse Owners Association

Charlottetown, PE - The 2014 harness racing calendar gets underway Saturday with a 13 dash program at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino. The horses, who all celebrated their birthday on January 1, will compete over the CDP oval beginning at 1pm. Horse Player Interactive players can play the action through the world broadcast at www.redshores.ca Pinner, owned by Kevin, Lillian and trainer Brian Ladner of Charlottetown, will go for his seventh win in a row in the afternoon top class in race 12. Marc Campbell will put the son of Mach Three into post five against 3-1 shot Camcun (Kenny Arsenault) while trainer Troy Murray of Clyde River lists Brodie MacPhee to drive McJestic from the four hole. The five-year-old gelding, established at 7-2 odds on the morning line, has been racing sharp with four top three finishes in his last five outings. If Campbell decides to deploy front end tactics with Pinner it could be over early. The field is loaded with talent with McMaverick drawing the rail for Ken Murphy and Doll R General (Mark McKinnon) starting from post two. Stayoutofmyaffair, (Gary Chappell), PC Shockwave (Brian MacPhee) and Campbest Kisser (Jason Hughes) will maneuver from the outside while Panacotta (Blaine Baglole) leaves from the back tier post nine. In other action, Zip the Lip will attempt to re-establish his winning form in the open trot for trainer Don Sweet and his co-owner Orville Willis of O'Leary. The trotter was riding a winning streak when he made a break in his last start due to broken equipment ending the his victory run at four. Regular driver Brian MacPhee will handle the driving assignment. The race features some tough competitors with open trot specialist Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) gunning for their first score of the new campaign. This will be Abundaspin's last year of racing after turning 14 on January 1. The line-up also includes Tender N Kind (Steven Shepherd), Buckling Banbury (Corey MacPherson), Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew) and Who Took That (Michael McGuigan). The trot challenge competition, presented by Johnston's Salads and Keybrand Foods Inc, came to a close on New Year's Eve. Walter Cheverie was crowned the winner with 173 points. Ron Gass was second with 160. Willie Murphy was third with 156 while Brian MacPhee moved into fourth with 152 points after his successful run with Zip the Lip put him into contention. The drivers are rated on a 10-7-5 point system with a 1-2-3 finish with trotters at Charlottetown. Cheverie will be presented with the hardware at the upcoming awards banquet by the PEI Standardbred Horse Owners Association. For the complete list of entries, live video or race replays go to www.redshores.ca by Lee A. Drake for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The king of Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park continued his winning ways Saturday afternoon. Marc Campbell had five driving wins on card, including getting Pinner his sixth win in a row in the afternoon top class. The heavily favored Pinner went to front in the $2,200 event and laid down fractions of 29.3, 1:00.4, and 1:30.2 before closing in 28.3 for a 1:59 victory over Stayoutofmyaffair (Jason Hughes) and McJestic (Corey MacPherson). Pinner is co-owner and trained by Brian Ladner with co-owners Lillian and Kevin Ladner, all of Charlottetown. Campbell's other wins came with April Dawns Star (2:01.3), Rebelryan (2:02.2), Seawind Rianna (2:04.3) and Teddys Place (2:02.1). The day's performance gives Campbell 123 wins at Charlottetown for the year, just seven short of his all-time win record of 130, but there is only one card left on the calendar year. Camcun captured the afternoon $1,750 back-up pace in 1:59.1 for trainer-driver Kenny Arsenault, who co-owns with Dan Belliveau of Halifax. Second went to Cambest Kisser (Hughes) with McMaverick (Ken Murphy) third. The race 9 Buck Barker retirement pace went to Capitalism and trainer-driver Hughes in 2:01.2 over Sterling Seelster (Campbell) and Painted Pony (Gary Chappell). The four-year-old son of Tell All is owned by Jason Collings of Mount Stewart. Dunmore Alpha scored in the $1,100 trot class in 2:06.3 over Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew) and Incredible Her Bee (Campbell). The 10-year-old son of Black River is owned, trained and driven by Ted Smallwood of Stratford. Hughes had three wins as a trainer-driver, while Arsenault had a pair of driving wins from his own stable. Total bet for the 13-dash program was $26,059. Live racing continues Tuesday night at 7 pm for New Year's Eve celebrations. By Nicholas Oakes    

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Pinner will be searching for win number four in-a-row Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 1 pm for the action packed 15-dash card. Marc Campbell will steer the seven-year-old Pinner from post 4 in the $2,000 feature for co-owner and trainer Brian Ladner and co-owners Lillian and Kevin Ladner, all of Charlottetown. The son of Mach Three is riding a three race win streak and is favored to land in the winner's circle again this week by the classifier, as well as race analyst Les MacIsaac. "Looks like the favourite and rightly so since he's been practically unbeatable for the past few weeks," MacIsaac said. "Until one steps up and seriously challenges him we'll stay on his bandwagon." His main competition comes from Bunny Mach (Jason Hughes) off the rail and Artist List (Mark Bradley) from post 2. Also in the field is Stayoutofmyaffair (Kenny Arsenault), Blu Meadow Willie (Brodie MacPhee), Dance Hanover (Brian MacPhee), Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie) and Doll R General (Mark McKinnon). The open trotters are on hiatus for the week, leaving a field of nine trotters racing for $1,100 as the top trot event of the day. JK Queen is the favorite for driver Walter Cheverie, trainer and co-owner Joe Smallwood of Stratford and co-owner Norman Clarey of Charlottetown. Cheverie will have to map out a perfect trip to win as he is shouldered with the dreaded post 8. Other top entries include Sandhill Angel (Arsenault) off the rail and Incredible Her Bee (Campbell) with post 6. The $1,750 back-up pace lines up in the race 15 finale with McJestic the favorite for driver Corey MacPherson and owner-trainer Troy Murray of Cornwall. The four-year-old son of McArdle will face off with Libertys Art (Gary Chappell), Lucky Encounter (Cheverie), Talk Back (Arsenault), Veronicavermillion (Brodie MacPhee), Honor Roll (Danny MacDonald), Every Day (Brian Andrew), Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes), and Toad River (Ken Murphy). Catch all the action live at www.redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores  

After the recent and successful Drive for Charity event at Red Shores where over $13,000 was raised, the 12 Island drivers stepped up to make a donation to the Toys for Tots Children's campaign at Ocean 100. They filled a sleigh and much more with toys for kids this Christmas. Red Shores organized their visit this morning at Ocean 100. The radio visit also included an on air interview and these two pictures. One from the Toys for Tots campaign sleigh and from the control room. by Lee Drake for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE – Capitalism wired the field to win the Sunday feature event at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino. Jason Hughes used rail control to his advantage as he sent the four-old son of Tell All to the front carving fractions of 28.3, 59.4 and 1:29.2 before cruising home in 29.3 seconds to stop the timer in 1:59 flat over the legendary CDP oval. McJestic (Brodie MacPhee) rallied for second with Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) completing the triactor. The 1-6-7 combination paid $81.00. Hughes did the driving for owner Jason Collings of Mount Stewart. It was the fourth winner of the day from the Hughes stable. The Stratford native also nailed a driving triple with stable stars Isleofpalms (2:01.3), Blue Star Outlaw (1:59.1) and Bunny Mach (1:59.1). Zip the Lip moved his winning streak up to four after beating his rivals in the open trot. Regular pilot Brian MacPhee left hard off the gate and took command of the race past the opening quarter. The trotter delivered as the post time favorite over Abundaspin and Majian Dillon for his 9th win from 26 seasonal starts. The time of the mile was 2:02.2 Marc Campbell recorded a driving double to reach five winners over the weekend. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A Charlottetown driver will be trying to win one for an old friend Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time for the 12-dash card is 1 pm. Michael McGuigan will steer Someone Like You from post 5 in the race 6 Drew Power Memorial. Power passed away last December at the age of 31, but was a longtime friend of McGuigan from their time playing on the Charlottetown Junior A Abbies. Someone Like You is co-owned and trained by Mitchell Tierney of New Haven for co-owner Bill Andrew of Calgary. The five-year-old daughter of I Am Fool will be challenged to land in the winner's circle for McGuigan in the $950 event, as Yankee No More (Mark Bradley) has post 3 and Milliondollarfeeln (Gilles Barrieau) will leave from post 7. The race 11 feature has Pinner favored from post 3 for driver Marc Campbell, co-owner and trainer Brian Ladner of Charlottetown and co-owners Lillian and Kevin Ladner. The Mach Three seven-year-old is riding a two race win streak but jumps up in class to compete against preferred level horses. The two pacers on the Island, Machinthesand (Brodie MacPhee) and Narragansett (Jason Hughes), are shouldered with post position seven and eight, respectively. Also in the $2,200 race is Blu Meadow Willie (Barrieau), Ultimate Luck (Kenny Arsenault), Doll R General (Mark McKinnon), Painted Desert (Brian MacPhee), and Lucky Encounter (Walter Cheverie). The race 7 back-up pace General Luckypercy favoured from post 2 for driver Ron Matheson, trainer Jackie Matheson, and owners Jodilynn Shepherd of Cambridge, Ont., and Jack Brown of Stratford. The mare has been hitting the board in all her starts but has been winless since Aug. 24. Her top competitors include Stayoutofmyaffair (Hughes), Bowyer Hanover (Cheverie), and Sterling Seelster (Campbell). A field of nine trotters face off in the race 3 $1,100 conditioned event with Majian Chester picked to win. The trotter will have to overcome post 8 to land in the winner's circle for trainer-driver Jim Ripley and owner Marylea Ripley of Amherst. The Nikes Image gelding drops out of the Open trot and lands in a field that includes Mile Hill Belle (Brian MacPhee), Hopedale Dora (Joey Pineau), Incredible Her Bee (Campbell), Berto Coquette (Corey MacPherson), Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew), JK Queen (Cheverie), I Aint No Lady (Garth Cole) and Sandhill Angel (Arsenault). Sunday Camcun looks to be the one to beat in the $1,750 feature event Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Charlottetown with a 1 pm post time for the 11-dash card. Race Analyst Les MacIsaac likes Camcun's chances in the eight horse field. "Finished second to a red hot horse (Pinner) last week and has been charted in 1:56 and change in two of his last three, a time that would likely win this," MacIsaac said of Camcun. "Top billing." Camcun is co-owned, trained and driven by Arsenault with co-owner Dan Belliveau of Halifax. Capitalism (Gary Chappell) will have some say in the race off the rail while Mcjestic (Brodie MacPhee) is fresh off a win in 1:57.2 from post 6. Also in the field is Le Fugueur (Campbell), Honor Roll (Andrew), Libertys Art (Hughes), Tempo Seelster (Vincent Pouton) and McMaverick (Ken Murphy). Zip The Lip will look to continue his dominance of the Open trot in this week's $1,800 edition in race 4. Brian MacPhee drives the five-year-old son of Ken Warkentin for co-owner and trainer Donald Sweet and co-owner Orville Willis, both of O'Leary. The trotter will have to contend with the outside post 8 but if he continues to tower over his competition it should not make much of a difference. Other top entries include Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass). Follow all the action live at Redshores.ca.  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - McMaverick has rail control and the form to deliver a victory in the $1,750 Saturday afternoon top class at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 1 pm for the 12-dash card. John Holmes gets the call on McMaverick in race 11 for owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Tyne Valley, and the horse shows two wins, a second and a third with some less than favorable posts his last four starts. It will not be easy for the six-year-old son of Western Maverick, as race analyst Les McIsaac sees Camcun (Kenny Arsenault) a real threat to land in the winner's circle. "He's a versatile type with good early speed, when he wants to exploit it, and a dangerous late kick," McIsaac says of the post 4 starter. "Don't let the fact that he hasn't won in this class in a while fool you, because he can. Beware." They both face real threats from Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton) and Pinner (Marc Campbell) from posts 6 and 7, respectively. Also in the field is Western Bandit (Ken Murphy), Libertys Art (Gary Chappell), Honor Roll (Danny MacDonald), and Blue Star Outlaw (Jason Hughes). Capitalism is favored to win the $1,550 race 7 back-up pace for trainer-driver Hughes and owner Jason Collings of Mount Stewart. He faces eight tough opponents in Pictonian Zena (Shane Bernard), McJestic (Corey MacPherson), Windemere Maggie (Holmes), First Art Down (Brodie MacPhee), Van Zant (Ron Matheson), Sterling Seelster (Campbell), Freddy My Boy (Brian MacPhee), and Bowyer Hanover (Walter Cheverie). Sunday battle royale at Charlottetown Narragansett and Machinthesand will finally face off again in Sunday's race 12 $2,200 preferred pace after the latter was scratched last week. The action gets underway at 1 pm for the 13-dash event. Hughes trains and drives the outside starting Narragansett in the field of six for owner Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, N.S., while Brodie MacPhee steers Machinthesand from post 5 for trainer Mark Bradley and owners Noonan Holdings, and Russell and Karen Noonan of Middleton. Machinthesand scored a four length victory in 1:55.1 over Narragansett in their last outing. Other entries in the competitive field are Blu Meadow Willie (Robert MacInnis), Doll R General (Mark McKinnon), Ultimate Luck (Arsenault) and Lucky Encounter (Cheverie). Zip The Lip will have to navigate his toughest obstacle to date since starting his winning ways, as the son of Ken Warkentin has been assigned post 8 in the $1,800 race 6 Open trot. Don Sweet co-owns and trains the trotter with co-owner Orville Willis, both of O'Leary, while Brian MacPhee handles the driving chores. He has been victorious in five of his last six starts but has been able to secure the lead early on in the majority of those wins, and a top notch group of trotters will not make that easy this week. Who Took That (Mike McGuigan) has the rail and has shown some gate speed in her East Coast campaign, and former king of the open trotters Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) leaves from post 4, while Zip The Lip's arch-rival Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) has post 7. Other entries include Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy), Diamond Mine (Brodie MacPhee), Wonderous Hanover (Corey MacPherson), Majian Dilion (Jim Ripley) and Tender N Kind (Steven Shepherd). The race 9 back-up pace should be hotly contested as three of the top mares in Eastern Canada face off against some gritty male racehorses. General Luckypercy has post 4 for driver Ron Matheson, trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Jodilynn Shepherd of Cambridge, Ont., and Jack Brown of Stratford. She will butt heads with Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares series champion Stayoutofmyaffair (Arsenault) with post 5 and iron sided claimer Le Fugueur (Campbell) with the rail. Also in the field is Veronicavermillion (Brodie MacPhee), Ebandtheboys (Murphy), Artist List (Bradley), and Cambest Kisser (Hughes). by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE – Gilles Barrieau captured the E.F. Acorn Memorial Driver’s Championship, presented by the PEI Standardbred Horse Owners Association, Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino. The legendary CDP oval was listed as good with a two second variant but the horses ended the day racing over a track down-graded to sloppy with a three second variant. Barrieau sealed the championship at 64 points with back to back winning performances aboard Solanos Dragon, owned by Ben Matheson along with Gordon, Douglas and David Neil, and Outside the Wire, trained by Craig Avery, in the final two legs of the competition. Brodie MacPhee, who rallied late in the contest, finished second with 55 points while former champion Ron Matheson was third with 53. Matheson, who guided Putnams Snap to victory in the 6th race, is only 18 scores away from career win 1000. The other participating drivers included Kenny Arsenault, Harold Shepherd, Marc Campbell, Willie Murphy, Terry Gallant and Jason Hughes. The drivers donated all money raised in the competition to U.S. based driver Anthony Colletta who was severely injured in an accident last Sunday at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The driver’s raised $1,750 and then the PEISHOA matched it sending the total up to $3,500. The Andrew family, of Meridian Farms fame, had a big day at the track sending five horses to victory lane. Trainer Shelly Hennessey launched the parade when A Teachers Pet collared the opener in the Bernard memorial for driver Gary Chappell. The ownership group of Bill, Brian and Blake Andrew followed suit with War Cry Ranger, Block Party and Wonderous Hanover for a clean sweep of the first four dashes. Their other victory came with Diagram Hanover for driver Jason Hughes and conditioner Darren Trainer who completed the day with training double. Pinner, with Marc Campbell in the bike, won the afternoon top class in 2:00.3 for trainer Brian Ladner and his co-owners Lillian and Kevin Ladner. The son of Mach Three-Dexter Doll notched his sixth win of the season. Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) was second while Stayoutofmyaffair (Chappell) completed the triactor.   For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The annual E.F. Acorn Memorial driver's championship headlines the Saturday afternoon card of racing at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 1 pm for the 13-dash card. The event is sponsored by the P.E.I. Standardbred Horse Owner's Association, and will feature nine drivers competing over eight exciting races for the top spot. The event features top dash winning drivers Marc Campbell, Jason Hughes, Brodie MacPhee, Kenny Arsenault and Gilles Barrieau along with top percentage drivers with over 75 drives Terry Gallant and Ron Matheson and top percentage drivers with 40-75 drives Harold Shepherd and Willie Murphy. Statistics to determine the participants are based on starts solely in Charlottetown. The competition takes place in races 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Race 12 has the feature pace with nine entries going to the gate for a purse of $1,750. Roscoes Child is favored to win for driver Brodie MacPhee, trainer Raymond White and owner Selkirk Stable of Belfast. His main completion will come from post 3 entry Pinner (Campbell) and Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton) from the trailing post 9. Other entries include Van Zant (Matheson), Blue Star Outlaw (Hughes), Veronicavermillion (Brian MacPhee), Stayoutofmyaffair (Gary Chappell), Sterling Seelster (Corey MacPherson) and Camcun (Arsenault). The afternoon trot class lines up in race 4 with Diamond Mine the morning line favorite for driver Willie Murphy, co-owner and trainer Cindy MacDonald of Montague and co-owner Tanya MacKinnon of Souris. Other top entries include Wonderous Hanover (Brian Andrew) and Who Took That (Mike McGuigan). Top class pacer and trotters headline Sunday afternoon card The top trotters on the Eastern Seaboard of Canada will duke it out in race 4 Sunday afternoon in Charlottetown with a 1 pm first race post time for the 13-dash affair. Zip The Lip has crowned himself the top trotter in the East recently with victories in four of the last five Open trots held. Brian MacPhee drives the son of Ken Warkentin for co-owner and trainer Don Sweet and co-owner Orville Willis, both of O'Leary. He will have to contend with post 6 in the seven horse race, as well as fight back challenges from the Shepherd family with Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) from post 3 and newcomer Tender N Kind (Steven Shepherd) with post 5. Tender N Kind has been racing a $6,000 claimer at Bangor Raceway in Maine. The preferred pace lines up in race 12 and Machinthesand will look for a repeat of his 1:55.1 victory last week with Brodie MacPhee in the bike for trainer Mark Bradley and owners Noonan Holdings Ltd and Karen Noonan of Middleton. The son of Mach Three has to battle three Jason Hughes trained horses in the seven entry field with Cambest Kisser (Hughes), Bunny Mach (Chappell) and Narragansett (Arsenault). Also in the field is Lucky Encounter (Walter Cheverie), Doll R General (Mark McKinnon) and Blu Meadow Willie (Robert MacInnis). Catch all the action live at Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park switches to a Saturday-Sunday afternoon schedule for the rest of November with 1 pm post times each day. Freddy My Boy is the classifier’s choice off the rail in the race 12 feature Saturday afternoon with Brodie MacPhee in the bike for co-owner and trainer Trevor Hicken of Montague and co-owner Diane Crossman of Saint John, N.B. The six-year-old son of Western Success has won his last three starts since moving to trainer Hicken, including his last two in 1:56 and change. His competition comes from second choice Blue Meadow Willie (Cheverie) and third selection Doll R General (Mark McKinnon). Also in the field is Panacotta (Blaine Baglole), Scootin For Joy (Mike Stevenson), Blue Star Outlaw (Hughes) and PC Shockwave (Chappell). Race 4 has the $1,100 trot class with Dunmore Alpha favoured from post 6 with owner-trainer-driver Ted Smallwood. Other top entries include Incredible Her Bee (McKinnon), and Bert Honkoop trainees BJ Eldorado (Arsenault) and BJ Carmalyta (Cheverie). The $1,550 back-up pace has Le Fugueur selected with post 9 for driver Marc Campbell, trainer Darren Trainor and owner Jennifer Trainor of Earnscliffe. He will have to fight off a challenge from newcomer Mcjestic with MacPherson in the bike for owner-trainer Troy Murray. The four-year-old son of McArdle was racing the claiming ranks in Ontario for trainer Ben Baillergeon. Also in the field is Isleofpalms (Quinn), EF Fantasia (Brian MacPhee), Leading Camdidate (Hughes), Camcun (Arsenault), Bowyer Hanover (Cheverie), Teddy Place (Brodie MacPhee), and McMaverick (Ken Murphy). Sunday afternoon has 13 dashes set to go and Narragansett will look to repeat in the race 12 $2,200 preferred pace after winning in 1:55 his last start for new trainer-driver Jason Hughes. Narragansett has the outside post 6 in the field of half a dozen for owner Foxyhall Racing Stable of Wallace, N.S. The runner-up in that last performance, Machinthesand, has post 5 for driver Brodie MacPhee, while Big League (Corey MacPherson) is a top selection from post 4. Even though they have outside posts, Narragansett and Machinthesand tend to use off the pace tactics, and will likely have to battle past front end specialist Big League. The Jonah Moase trained Big League will be looking for redemption after have that pair wear him down his last start, where he finished third in that Narragansett victory. Other entries include Ultimate Luck (Kenny Arsenault), Lucky Encounter (Norris Rogers) and Bunny Mach (Gary Chappell). A field of eight open trotters puts their noses on the gate in race 4 with arch-rivals set to go at it again. Abundaspin has post 2 for trainer-driver Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Warren Grove, with Zip The Lip drawing post 5 for driver Brian MacPhee, co-owner and trainer Donald Sweet and co-owner Orville Willis, both of O’Leary. Abundaspin was dominant in the Open ranks earlier in the season, but Zip The Lip has defeated him in three of their last four meetings. Other entries in the field are Sandhill Angel (Arsenault), Diamond Mine (Willie Murphy), Majian Chester (Jim Ripley), Lyrical Lindy (MacPherson), Wonderous Hanover (Brian Andrew), and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass). Race 9 has the $1,750 back-up pace with Roscoes Child favoured off the rail for driver Brodie MacPhee, trainer Raymond White and owner Selkirk Stable of Belfast. His main competition in the deep field will be Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton) from post 9, Pinner (Cheverie) with post 6 and the Stephen Quinn trained duo of Libertys Art (Hughes) and Stayoutofmyaffair (Arsenault) with post 2 and 3, respectively. Other entries include EF Fantasia (Brian MacPhee), Every Day (Andrew), Brodys Leona (MacPherson) and Painted Desert (Terry Gallant). Catch all the action live at Redshores.ca or follow along on twitter at @Red_Shores. by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shore

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