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Charlottetown, PE – The second annual Drive for Charity was made official on Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Drivers and their business partners teamed up to raise money for local charities. Here are the official totals: Driver, Business, Charity and Money Raised Marc Campbell – Syntrak Print & Graphic Design – IWK - $1,000 Jason Hughes – Daniel R. Ross Ltd – Camp Gencheff - $1,000 Kenny Arsenault – Kwik Kopy – Easter Seals - $1,000 Brodie MacPhee – Long Run Exploration – Kids Sport Fund - $2,100 Mike Stevenson – Metro Building Supplies – Big Brothers/Big Sisters - $1,000 Corey MacPherson – Image Works – Rory Beck UPEI Outstanding Athletic Leadership - $1,000 Walter Cheverie – Noonan Petroleum – Prince County Hospital Foundation - $1,000 Mark Bradley – Rodd Hotels & Resorts – ALS - $1,000 Gary Chappell – Clarke Nissan – Oak Acres Children’s Camp - $1,000 Brian MacPhee – MacQuarrie’s Meats – PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc - $1,000 Terry Gallant – D&D Lawncare & Landscaping – PEI Humane Society - $1,000 Ron Matheson – MacRae Backhoe Trucking Inc – Muscular Dystrophy - $1,000 Total money raised: $13, 100 Following the cheque presentation, driver Mike Stevenson, spokesperson for the drivers participating in the Drive for Charity promotion, joined Red Shores’ Lee Drake in the winner’s circle to announce a $1,200 donation on behalf of the drivers to the Toys for Tots Christmas campaign. “It’s for the kids at Christmas,” said Stevenson. “We’re happy to make this donation and encourage others to help this campaign too.” by Lee Drake for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The final stakes events of the 2013 Maritime racing season takes center stage Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Island Breeders finals will line up in races 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 on the 14-dash card with a 1 pm first race post time. Race 2 has the two-year-old trotters competing for a purse of $7,500 and Phantom Beau is stamped as the one to beat off the rail for driver Kenny Arsenault, trainer John Pineau and owner Peter Breau of Moncton. The son of Bo W has won his last three stakes engagements and will face threats from Dusty Lane Galaxy (Gary Chappell) and stable mate Saulsbrook Pippa (Corey MacPherson). Race 4 will see the three-year-old trotters race for $7,500 with Taliesin looking for redemption after the unthinkable happened, twice, in an otherwise perfect season. Marc Campbell trains and drives the colt for owner Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach. Taliesin made breaks in his last two starts to end his seven race undefeated streak and will have to be on his game to turn back challenges from Atlantic Breeders Crown champion Oceanview Kate (Mike Stevenson) and Maritime Breeders winner Rash Statement (driver to be announced). Race 6 features the two-year-old pacing fillies with a $13,000 purse. Only six horses declared into the final, with the dominant Saulsbrook Alana drawing post 4 with her eight-race-win-streak on the line. Campbell will drive the filly for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reginald MacPherson of Stratford. Her main competition comes from Sail Through (Gilles Barrieau) and Elm Grove Inarush (Mark Bradley). Race 8 has a purse of $13,000 and eight two-year-old colt pacers competing for it. Dumas Walker is shouldered with post 7 while riding his three-race-win-streak for trainer-driver-co-owner Myles Heffernan and co-owner Joseph Poirier, both of Nova Scotia. Ontario sired Waterside Light (Hilliard Graves) has the opportunity to play spoiler, showing a pair of miles in 1:57 and change, but is stuck with post 8. The three-year-old pacing fillies butt heads in race 10 and with top pacing filly Ramblinglily absent it could be anybody's race. Favorites include Top Brand (Danny Romo), Windemere Maggie (Brodie MacPhee), Western Judy (Campbell) and Dianna Santanna (John Holmes). The last $13,000 Island Breeders final lines up in race 12 with the three-year-old colt pacers. The Rev is the favorite from post 5 for trainer-driver Romo and owners Robert and Jeffrey Skinner, Stephen Tufts and Glb Stable of Nova Scotia. The finalists for the Island Breeders series are the top eight money earners in the two preliminary legs held in Summerside and Charlottetown during the summer. The program will also feature the official cheque presentations in the second annual Drive for Charity promotion. Island harness drivers teamed up local businesses to raise money for charities across PEI. Feature events close out Red Shores Summerside season SUMMERSIDE, PE - The final card of the 2013 season at Red Shores Summerside goes to post at 1 pm on Sunday with 14-dashes. The $2,000 Remembrance Day pace lines up in race 13 and Leading Camdidate is the morning line choice for driver Jason Hughes, trainer Stephen Quinn and owner Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. Quinn will try to find two wins on the card to boost his 12 race win total and catch Summerside Raceway's leading conditioner Darren Trainor, with 14 victories. Marc Campbell has the 2013 Summerside driving title wrapped up with 40 wins this season, well ahead of Hughes and Barrieau, each with 29. Race analyst Jared Stretch also places his faith in Leading Camdidate to win the feature pace. "The program says it all," Stretch says of Leading Camdidate. "He hasn't been slower than 1:56 in his last 6 trips. That's a major talent. It's going to take a mighty trip to take him down." Also in the field is Doll R General (Mark McKinnon), Every Day (Brian Andrew), Blu Meadow Willie (MacPhee), Scootin For Joy (Stevenson), Lucky Encounter (Norris Rogers) and Blue Star Outlaw (Arsenault). Race 5 has the $1,800 Open trot with a field of nine horses. Abundaspin is favored from the trailing post 9 for trainer-driver Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Warren Grove. Zip The Lip (Brian MacPhee) made a break his last start but will look for redemption after defeating Abundaspin in his two prior tries. Other entries are Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy), Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass), Who Took That (Mike McGuigan), Sandhill Angel (Arsenault), Diamond Mine (Brodie MacPhee), Lyrical Lindy (MacPherson) and Majian Dilion (Jim Ripley). The card will also have a pair of memorial races. Race 7 has Duchess Killean (Mike McGuigan) favored in the Garth Schurman memorial pace for the late Summerside horseman. A memorial horseshoe and moment of silence will be held for Schurman after the completion of race 6 on the card. The starter will also call the horses for the Henry Doucette memorial is race 9 and the Smart Barney retirement pace in the 11th. For the complete list of entries and live broadcast go to By Nicholas Oakes  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A hard hitting field of nine pacers will battle in the race 11 feature Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. First race on the 12-dash card lines up at 7 pm. This is the final Thursday night card of the season. Roscoes Child is favoured in the tightly knit $1,850 feature event from post 5 with Brodie MacPhee in the bike for owner Selkirk Stable of Belfast and trainer Raymond White. The seven-year-old son of Collector Rd - Short Cut Maggie was nosed out in his last start by Pinner, who has post 2 in Thursday's event with Walter Cheverie at the controls. Camcun (Kenny Arsenault) is selected for second, while trailing post 9 starter Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton) will be looking for redemption after his win streak was cut short last week. Also in the field is Panacotta (Blaine Baglole), Doll R General (Mark McKinnon), Sterling Seelster (Marc Campbell), PC Shockwave (Gary Chappell), and Greatheart Hanover (Jason Hughes). The evening trot class go postward in race 2 with Majian Dilion the morning line favorite. Jim Ripley trains and drives the trotter from post 5 for owner Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S. The Nikes Image chestnut drops out of the Open trot and the last time he was out of that class he was a $240.30 winner. Also dropping out of the Open class is post 6 starter Honeymoonisover for trainer-driver and co-owner Brian Andrew of Milton and co-owner Blark Andrew of Montreal. Other top entries include BJ Carmalyta (Arsenault) and Dunmore Alpha (Edward Smallwood). The evening back-up pace is in race 12 with McMaverick favored for driver Ken Murphy and owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Tyne Valley. He will have his hands full dealing with threats from Talk Back (Arsenault), Muzzys Mud Puddle (Mark Bradley) and Cambest Kisser (Hughes). Live racing continues with a card Saturday at 1pm in Charlottetown, followed by a race card Sunday afternoon with a 1 pm start at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores  

Maritime Breeders Finals Set for Charlottetown and Summerside tracks; All Turain Favored in Preferred Pace Charlottetown, PE - It's the richest stake races of the season as Red Shores Charlottetown and Summerside play host to the Maritime Breeder's stakes with $33,000 on the line for the two-year-old colts and $29,200 for the two-year-old fillies. These showdowns will happen Saturday at 6pm in Charlottetown. Red Shores Summerside will feature the two-year-old trotters in the MBA final for $8,600 while the three-year olds race for $7,100. Post time is 1pm Sunday. Dumas Walker, who won his elimination in 1:59 and the Breeders Crown in 1:57.2, has drawn post two for driver Myles Heffernan from Glace Bay, NS. The son of Western Success has been established at 5-2 odds on the morning line. Super S Yzerman (Clare MacDonald) will have to overcome post 8 in the final but sports a 10 for 12 in top three finishes while the Gilles Barrieau trainees, Tobins Fusion and Settlement Request, are considered top contenders. Barrieau has opted to drive Tobins Fusion with Marc Campbell getting the driving assignment on his other stable star. The field also includes T M Brave Heart (Jason Hughes), Elm Grove Intrepid (Brodie MacPhee), Mr Comraderie (Mike Stevenson) and Rancousy (Darren Crowe). Two-year-old filly sensation Saulsbrook Alana goes into her final riding a six race winning streak. Trainer Kevin MacLean has done a remarkable job with her for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Her resume speaks for itself. 11 races with eight wins, one second, two thirds and $43,623 in the bank. Marc Campbell will put her on the gate from post six. The best description of the headliner came from race analyst Les MacIsaac. "Looks like the only thing that's going to stop this filly is the conclusion of the racing calendar." Finalists Elm Grove Inarush (Mark Bradley) and rail-sitter Sail Through (Barrieau) have also put up some big numbers this season but it's going to be tough to knock-off the favorite. The rest of the roster for the filly final will be Sea Anna Win (Earl Smith), Pictonian Sareta (Mike Stevenson), Absolootly Hot (Brodie MacPhee), Outrageous Spirit (John Holmes) and Acton Royal Force (Bernard McCallum). In other action, All Turain has post 6 in the Preferred Pace in race 13 for trainer Trevor Hicken and his-owner Lee Hicken of Charlottetown. This guy has been headlining top classes around the region and comes off that big 1:52.2 performance on Breeders Crown Sunday for Brodie MacPhee. The Louis McIsaac Memorial for the fans leg 2 presented by Meridian Farms will be staged on races 6 and 8 with the open mares on race 11. Trotters Compete in Maritime Breeders Finals at Summerside; David Rose Memorial also on the Card. Summerside, PE - The spotlight is on the trotters in the Maritime Breeders Finals Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm with all the action being carried at Fans can also watch and wager from Red Shores Charlottetown. Trainer-driver Garth Cole certainly had some luck with both his horses, Lets Trade Ladies and I Aint No Lady, drawing the rail in their respective divisions. The two-year-old trotters will go to the gate in race 4 with last week's winners Phantom Beau and Saulsbrook Pippa, both trained by John Pineau, leaving from outside posts. That could complicate matters especially with young trotters but the story gets better when Dusty Lane Galaxy drew post 2. This trotter has been dominating the competition but hasn't won since September 12 at the PEI Colt Stakes. Gary Chappell will do the driving for trainer Stacey Lund. The other starters include Scarlet MacDream (Marc Campbell), Hope Chest (Walter Cheverie), Glencove Yoshi (Mike Stevenson) and Villager (Brian MacPhee). I expect to see an upset. Taliesin leads the charge against the three-year-old $7,100 final from post 8 for Campbell. The son of Northern Bailey-Southview Leah was leading by three lengths in the Breeders Crown but rolled off-stride to finish fourth. The outside post isn't ideal but expect to see the Buntainwood Farm star on the front end when the wings fold. The other finalists are Rash Statement (Walter Cheverie), Irish Lullaby (Daniel MacDonald), West River Xcel (Clare MacDonald), Ashotinthedark (Corey MacPherson), Northern Trapper (Brian MacPhee) and Windemere Norma (Kenny Arsenault). The afternoon program features the David Rose Memorial leg 2 for the fans series in races 8, 10 and 12. The claiming event, presented by Meridian Farms, gives customers an opportunity to fill out ballots for a chance to team up with one of the horses in the race to win some prizes. Ultimate Luck will attempt back to back wins when the Sifroi Melanson trainee takes on a power-packed field in race 11. The pacer, owned by the Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn, NB, toured the Prince County Oval in 1:57.4 sprinting home in 28.4 seconds to win by fourth lengths for Kenny Arsenault in his last start. For the complete list of entries or live race broadcast go to   by Lee Drake for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – It will seem like déjà vu for Machinthesand as he again leaves from post 6 and battles Greatheart Hanover in the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time for the 12-dash card is 7 pm. The $2,000 featured pace has Machinthesand favored for driver Brodie MacPhee, who just hit 100 Maritime wins on the season as he is in the midst of his best year to date. Russell and Karen Noonan and Noon Holdings own Machinthesand, who is trained by Mark Bradley. The four-year-old son of Mach Three battled from post 6 his last start and had to be taken wide in the first turn around a breaking Pownal Bay Mustang to finish second to Greatheart Hanover in 1:56.4. Greatheart Hanover (Jason Hughes) moves out a few spots from his last start to post 5 and will not be able to get away from Machinthesand so easily this week. Also in the field are Toad River (Ken Murphy), PC Shockwave (Gary Chappell), Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie), Sterling Seelster (Campbell) and Forever Paradise (Mike Stevenson). A field of nine trotters will butt heads in the race 3 $1,300 trot class with Wonderous Hanover and Brian Andrew selected to win off the rail. The four-year-old daughter of Conway Hall is co-owned and trained by Mitchell Tierney of New Haven with co-owner William Andrew of Calgary. Her main competition is right next to her with Howmacs Pride (Campbell) from post 2 fresh off a runner-up finish in this class last start. Other entries include JK Queen (Cheverie), Duvar Road (Norman Myers), Irish Lullaby (Daniel MacDonald), BJ High Meadow (Brian MacPhee), I Aint No Lady (Garth Cole), BJ Eldorado (Kenny Arsenault) and Majian Dilion (James Ripley). The evening’s back-up pace lines up in race 7 with Tempo Seelster’s four race win streak in serious jeopardy. Vincent Poulton of Charlottetown owns, trains and drives the three-year-old Santanna Blue Chip colt and will leave from post 7 in the nine-horse field. Roscoes Child (Brodie MacPhee) is the morning line favorite from post 6 boasting a record of 13 top three finishes in his last 14 starts, including six wins. Doll R General (Mark McKinnon) is picked to round out the triactor. by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - The stakes stars continue to invade Island tracks with divisions of the Maritime Breeders being staged at Red Shores Charlottetown Saturday at 6pm and Red Shores Summerside at 1pm. The two-year-old colts lead the parade Saturday in race 5 with Rancousy listed as the 5-2 morning line favorite. Darren Crowe will do the driving after the colt posted a second place finish in breeder's crown finals last Sunday. Settlement Request (Gilles Barrieau) and Mr Comraderie (Mike Stevenson) are also top contenders. Rebelseven, owned and trained by Kevin MacLean of Vernon Bridge, gets top billing in the next colt division. Marc Campbell will attempt to put the son of Force of Life in the winner's circle for the fifth time this season. Dumas Walker will headline the final $3,000 MBA elimination for driver Myles Heffernan. The colt is a breeder's crown champion after his 1:57.4 victory last weekend. Two-year-old filly Saulsbrook Alana is back after her record- setting track performance from a week ago. Marc Campbell piloted the Reg MacPherson owned pacer to a sparkling 1:56 score. The duo has drawn post 8 in race 10 on the card. In other action, Bunny Mach, who has won her last two in a row, will tackle a full field of contenders in the Mares Open. Gary Chappell will be in the bike. The program will also feature the David Rose Memorial leg 1 presented by Meridian Farms. A special fans promotion will be tied to the series. The action will be carried on the live race broadcast from Summerside Showcase Trotters in Maritime Breeders Eliminations Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside will play host to an action packed card of racing Sunday with two divisions of the Maritime Breeders Eliminations for two-year-old trotters, Lea Bell Memorial and leg 1 of another new series with the Louis McIsaac Memorial conditioned claiming series presented by Meridian Farms. First race post time is 1pm. The first MBA elimination is in race 3 and is named in honor of Lea Bell. The veteran horseman from Kensington and former president of the Prince County Horsemen's club campaigned many successful trotters in his career. Bell passed away at the age of 76 in December 2012. The race will star Dusty Lane Galaxy from post two. The two-year-old trotter will be handled by Gary Chappell for owner Peter Buchanan and the estate of George Boswall. Race analyst Jared Stretch is on board with the Stacey Lund trainee. "The resume speaks for itself after six straight victories and one unfortunate start it's hard to find a better record out there." Stretch had also picked BJ Comanche(5) and Phantom Beau (6) as his other top choices. Bo Digger (Mark McKinnon) and Southfield Shadow (Terry Gallant) will square off in the next MBA split for $3,000. The field has the potential of an upset coming from Villager(Brian MacPhee), Lets Trade Ladies (Garth Cole), Scarlet MacDream (Marc Campbell) and Saulsbrook Pippa (Corey MacPherson). Meridian Farms is proud to present leg 1 of the Louis McIsaac Memorial. The series, staged on races 7 and 9 on the card, will also have a fan component to the event with customers filling out ballots for chance to win vouchers on the McIsaac races. The Andrew family has a shot in the memorial with Evalina trained by Ron Gass of Cornwall in race 7 while Charlottes Ace is listed as the morning line favorite in race 9. All the action will be carried at by Lee A. Drake for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Brodie MacPhee knows that Ramblinglily is going to need a little luck to find the winner’s circle Sunday afternoon in the Atlantic Breeder’s Crown final at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park but he’s confident in her chances. First race post time for the 14-dash championship card is 1 pm. “She’s a good filly and she really impressed me last week in Fredericton,” MacPhee said of Ramblinglily 1:57.3 win Saturday in New Brunswick. “She was really strong.” The three-year-old Articulator filly, owned by Normand Leger of Shediac, N.B., and trained by Jean Belliveau, has post 3 in the race 11 $22,000 Atlantic Breeder’s Crown. Her main competition this season, Rose Valley, finished ninth in the Atlantic Sires Stakes points race and doesn’t make the rich final. “It’s good for my team,” MacPhee said. “(Rose Valley) was always there at the finish every week.” The 27-year-old Clyde River native’s main concern now lays in post 5 with Scootin For Joy (Mike Stevenson) but MacPhee isn’t going to make any concrete plans on how to defeat her. “I always try to go into those races with an open mind,” He said. “My filly is quick. If I decide to leave I’ll be going hard enough there will be a hole somewhere.” MacPhee has never won a Breeder’s Crown before. “It’d be nice to win it. It’s a big money event and she deserves it. She travelled all over the Maritimes this summer. She was at every race.” Other entries in that race are Missassy Attitude (Kenny Arsenault), Western Judy (Marc Campbell), Windemere Maggie (Walter Cheverie), Skip The Exam (Darren Crowe), Putnams Kream (Bernard McCallum), and Whistys Paradise (Ernie Laffin). MacPhee also has a live chance in the race 14 $10,700 Island Pacing Series Championship with All Turain off the rail for trainer and co-owner Trevor Hicken of Montague and co-owner Lee Hicken of Charlottetown. The four-year-old pacer is riding a five race win streak with victories in Invitational races in Truro, North Sydney and Fredericton, along with wins in the two preliminary legs of this series. “He raced awesome last week,” MacPhee said. “He wore down Earl Smith’s horse. My horse is on top of his game right now. He’s sharp and (trainer Trevor Hicken) has him really good right now. I think he has a big shot.” The horse who won the other two preliminary legs is Big League (Corey MacPherson), who has post 5. “Big League is a front end horse,” MacPhee said. “My horse is not a big leaver. I’m going to have him fired up to get out of there and he’ll get away third or fourth at best. He’s a plugger and he’ll have to go the long mile I am sure.” Also in that race is Narragansett (Norris Rogers), Wild Dragon (Gilles Barrieau), Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes), Balanchine (Ron Matheson), Leading Camdidate (Arsenault), Touch Of Lightning (Earl Smith), and Lucky Encounter (Cheverie). Also on the Breeder’s Crown championship card, Race 3 features the $7,000 two-year-old colt trot invitational with Dusty Lane Galaxy (Gary Chappell) looking for his seventh win in a row for trainer Stacey Lund and owners Peter Buchanan and the estate of George Boswall. Other top entries are Glencove Yoshi (Stevenson) and Phantom Beau (Arsenault). Race 5 will see Taliesin search for win number eight on his undefeated season for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach in the $7,000 three-year-old trot invitational. His competition includes Oceanview Kate (Stevenson) and West River Xcel (Clare MacDonald). Race 7 on the card is the $22,000 two-year-old filly pacing final with Canadian and Maritime champion Saulsbrook Alana (Campbell) riding a five-race win streak from post 3. Also in that race is Briannas Angel (Arsenault), Sail Through (John Holmes), Elm Grove Inarush (Mark Bradley), Pictonian Sareta (Stevenson), Lovineveryminute (Barrieau), Sea Anna Win (Earl Smith), and Absolootly Hot (Scott Hubbard). The $22,000 two-year-old colt pacing final lines up in race 9 with a tight knit group of eight horses. They are: Super S Yzerman (MacDonald), Rancousy (Crowe), Touch Of Thunder (Smith), Settlement Request (Romo), JJ Laser (Campbell), Dumas Walker (Heffernan), Tobins Fusion (Barrieau) and Mr Comraderie (Stevenson). Race 13 has the $22,000 three-year-old pacing colt final with Untouchable One (Arsenault) favored off the rail for owner Dooley Boys Racing stable of Halifax. Other entries are Jacobs Jackpot (Barrieau), Watersides Kipper (Hilliard Graves), Beach Paradise (Stevenson), Libertys Art (Hughes), The Rev (Romo), JB Bolt (Redmond Doucet), and Scarlet Chaser (MacDonald). Also on the card, race 8 has the $1,800 Open trot while race 12 sees a field of seven Open pacing mares for a purse of $2,200. SATURDAY Saturday afternoon features a 14-dash card at Red Shores Charlottetown featuring four $5,000 Breeder’s Crown consolation races. The two-year-old pacing fillies line up in race 6, the two-year-old pacing colts in race 8, the three-year-old pacing fillies in race 10 and the three-year-old pacing colts in race 12. By Nicholas Oakes  

FRASER DOWNS Sea Deuce fought off favourite Big N Bad to win the $50,000 Tom Burke Memorial Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Saturday night at Fraser Downs. With the inside post advantage in the field of eight, Sea Deuce and driver Serge Masse set up shop on the front end. The Gord Abbott trainee led the way past fractions of :28, :58.2 and 1:25.4 with Big N Bad and Bill Davis pulling the pocket down the backstretch. The top two were head-to-head at the third quarter mark and continued to wage war down the stretch with Sea Deuce prevailing by a head in 1:55.4. Big N Bad settled for runner-up honours while the winner's entrymate, Ideal Art and John Abbott, followed two lengths behind in third. Sea Deuce paid $6.10 to win as part of the Abbott entry sent off as the 2-1 second choice. Seaspray Stables Ltd. of Nanaimo, B.C. owns both Sea Deuce and Ideal Art with B. Michael Timpano of Phelpston, Ont. also sharing ownership of the winner. Sea Deuce is a homebred gelding sired by Armbro Deuce out of Cassidys Grin. Unraced as a freshman, Sea Deuce earned his first B.C. win from two provincial starts. He started his sophomore campaign in Ontario, where he earned his other victory at Woodbine Racetrack in February. Masse drove a total of four winners on the 12-race card. His other victories were with his own trainees, including the maiden-breaking freshman colt Great Quote ($12.80) in another close race in 1:59.1, the repeating Mares Open champion Phone Terror ($5.90) in 1:55.2, and open length winner Panic At The Disco ($3.20) in 1:57.3. To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Fraser Downs. ALBERTA DOWNS Driver Philip Giesbrecht steered a pair of popular Alberta Stardust winners on Saturday afternoon at Alberta Downs while Nighttraintovegas came close to the two-year-old pacing filly track record. Giesbrecht worked out similar trips for Triple Action and Sweet Sugar in their respective $18,767 Alberta Sires Stakes divisions, sending both favoured fillies to the lead past the opening quarter mark. Triple Action (Brandons Cowboy-The Three Of Us) took the lead down the backstretch and cruised to a two and a quarter length victory in 1:57.3 for trainer Joe Ratchford and owner Raggs To Riches of Aidrie, Alta. while Tim Brown trainee Sweet Sugar (Tajma Hall-Hide The Candy) was on the move at the quarter mark and romped to a three and three-quarter length score in a career-best equalling 1:58.3 for owners Sandra Brown of Langley, B.C. and Archie Melnyk of Sherwood Park, Alta. Triple Action completed a sweep of all three ABSS legs for two-year-old pacing fillies. Sweet Sugar is also undefeated in ABSS action although she has only competed in the last two events. With Brandon Campbell in the bike, Nighttraintovegas left from the outside post position in the fastest $18,467 division and drew off to a seven and three-quarter length victory in 1:55, just missing the track record for freshman fillies by one-fifth of a second. Richard Schneider trains Nighttraintovegas, a daughter of Camystic out of Midnight In Vegas who is five-for-six in her career. The near perfect filly boasts two wins in ABSS legs with her only blemish a second-place finish in the second round. She is owned by Dick Schneider of Sherwood Park, Alta. and Edmonton's David Halmosi. The Alberta Stardust is the final leg of the Alberta Sires Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies. The top performers of the season will face off in the rich Battle of Alberta Super Finals on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Northlands Park. Top training honours on the day when to Kelly Hoerdt, who won three consecutive races with four-year-old gelding My World ($9.50), ABSS sophomore filly Emotions Run Wild ($5.30) and the streaking five-year-old mare Just Saucy ($2.30). To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Alberta Downs. NORTHSIDE DOWNS Barefoot Contessa survived an overland journey to pull off an 11-1 upset the $2,200 New Waterford Centennial Pace as the only mare in a field of eight on Saturday afternoon at Northside Downs. Barefoot Contessa and driver Ryan Campbell wore down the 3-2 favourites, Grandtacular and trainer-driver Russell MacDonald, to win the featured finale by a head in 1:59 flat. Cloudy Bay followed the winner's cover to a third-place finish two and a half lengths behind for Adam Merner. New Waterford trainer Andrew Campbell claimed the seven-year-old Western Terror mare two starts ago on Sept. 14 at Northside for $2,400 following back-to-back winning efforts. Saturday's victory was her fifth of the season in 21 starts and 17th lifetime. She paid $24 to win. Ryan and Andrew Campbell also teamed up to win an earlier race with four-year-old pacing mare R Es Sobrina in 2:00.1. First-time starter Majian Magic took the non-wagering $3,200 Nova Scotia Series Stakes for two-year-old trotters as her only rival in the race, the Danny Romo-trained and driven Dunmore Bravo, broke stride and finished a distant second. The time of the mile was 2:18.3 for the homebred Northern Bailey filly, who is owned, trained and driven by James Ripley of Amherst, N.S. To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Northside Downs. CHARLOTTETOWN DRIVING PARK Sent postward as the longest shot on the toteboard, Bunny Mach defied her odds with a four and a half length victory in the featured $2,200 Fillies & Mares Open Pace on Saturday at Charlottetown Driving Park. Gary Chappell worked out a second over trip aboard 14-1 longshot Bunny Mach and once her cover cleared she sprinted home in :28.3 for the 1:55.1 upset victory. Favourite Veronicavermillion and Brodie MacPhee finished second after advancing first over and pocket-sitter J K Special, with Walter Cheverie aboard, was third. Bunny Mach produced a win payout of $31.90. The victory was the 30th lifetime for the eight-year-old Mach Three mare, who is currently trained by Stephen Quinn for Vernon Bridge, P.E.I. owners Donald MacRae and Steven MacRae. To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following links: Saturday Results - Charlottetown Driving Park. (reprinted with permission from

Charlottetown, PE - Brodys Leona has the rail in the $2,200 mares open feature event Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack at Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 6pm. Kenny Arsenault will drive the four-year-old mare for Kerry Taylor, Lisa Richards and the estate of Glen Taylor in the Canadian Coast Guard Search & Rescue sponsored pace in race 12. Stayoutofmyaffair takes a four race winning streak into the event but has drawn post 8 for driver Mark Bradley. The Robi Hughes owned pacer captured the Atlantic Aged Mares final last week in Summerside with a 1:57.3 score. Dirt Track Momma, who finished second to Stayoutofmyaffair in the final, has been established as the morning line favorite with Terry Gallant in the bike. The mare has been putting up some big numbers this season ( 33-16-4-6). Race analyst Les MacIsaac has selected Veronicavermillion and driver Brodie MacPhee as his top choice. "She's won four of her last six, all in the 1:55 range, and last week finished a solid third against the bearcats when she kicked home in 28.3 (seconds) after a tardy start," said MacIsaac. "She is quite possibly the one to beat." MacIsaac's triactor ticket is 2-6-3. The field also includes JK Special (Walter Cheverie), Lucky Boot Cam (Jason Hughes), Bunny Mach (Gary Chappell) and General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson). In other action, Fitelle, owned and driven by Peter Lanigan, Montague, is the favorite in the Martin MacDougall Memorial pace in race 4. Glencove Uday and Buck Barker are also top three candidates. Northern Trapper is the morning line favorite (5-2) in the evening's trot class. Island Pacing Championship highlights Summerside card The top horses in the region touch down in the Island Pacing Championship Series Leg 1, presented by Meridian Farms, Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm. Big League is back on Island soil after making headlines around the region with his impressive performances at Exhibition Park Raceway in Saint John, Fredericton and Truro. Trainer Jonah Moase has listed Corey MacPherson on the son of Four Starzzz Sharp who will make his 50th lifetime start from post 6. The star studded line-up has Leading Camdidate(pp1), Creighton Hanover (pp2), Narragansett (pp3), Wild Dragon (pp4) and Balanchine (pp5). The next division of IPC in race 11 has super-star All Turain headlining the class from post two for driver Brodie MacPhee. The four-year-old pacer has been simply amazing with three wins in a row with his last start at Northside Downs in a sparkling 1:54.2 mile for owners Lee and Trevor Hicken. Premier's Pace winner Touch of Lightning will leave off the rail in the $3,500 class for Earl Smith while Windemere Express (Terry Gallant), Oakrock Almighty (Ron Matheson),Lucky Encounter (Walter Cheverie) and Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) complete the field to kick off one of the biggest series of the fall. The championship final is Sunday October 13 during the Atlantic Breeders Crown weekend. The 12 dash program has Megandrive going for his Third Straight victory for driver Walter Cheverie. The veteran driver has teamed up with Noonan Petroleum in the Drive for Charity event to raise money for the Prince County Hospital Foundation. This team is closing in on $1,000 raised for the local charity which wraps up on October 28, 2013. For entries, results, top picks from Jared Stretch and live broadcast go to by Lee Drake for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Greatheart Hanover is the morning line favorite in Thursday night's $1,850 feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash card. The Stephen Quinn trained Greatheart Hanover has his work cut out for him in race 11, as he is shouldered with the outside post 8 in the tough field of pacers. Jason Hughes will drive the five-year-old gelding for owner Foxyhall Racing stable of Nova Scotia. All of his miles are in the 1:55-1:57 range while tangling with the top pacers in the Maritimes. To get the victory he will have to get past some tough competition. Sterling Seelster (Mark McKinnon) has post 3 and is fresh off a 1:57 victory at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway, while trainer Jackie Matheson sends out classy overnight pacers Van Zant (Ron Matheson) and Artners In Crime (Brodie MacPhee) from post 6 and 7, respectively. Also in the field is Private Joke (Mike McGuigan), Toad River (Ken Murphy), Doll R General (Gary Chappell) and Panacotta (Mark Bradley). Race 4 has a field of eight Open trotters racing for a purse of $1,800. Abundaspin is assigned the outer post 8 for trainer-driver Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Warren Grove. The 13-year-old trotter is looking for his fourth win in a row, with his last start a speedy 1:59 victory at Charlottetown. He will face challenges from Who Took That (McGuigan) from post 3 and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) with post 5. Other entries include Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy), Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew), Majian Chester (James Ripley), My Daisy Duke (Corey MacPherson), and Dee Dee Pucker (Hughes). The back-up pace lines up in race 7 for a purse of $1,550. Every Day is the favorite from post 2 for trainer-driver Brian Andrew and owners Bill Andrew of Calgary and Rachel Andrew of Westmount. His top competition includes Artist List (Bradley), First Art Down (MacPhee) and Bowyer Hanover (Walter Cheverie). Live racing continues Saturday at 6 pm at Red Shores Charlottetown and Sunday at 1 pm in Summerside with the first $3,500 leg of Island Pacing Championship for aged pacers. All the action can be watched live at by Nicholas Oaks for Red Shore  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Balanchine notched his 50th lifetime win in the preferred pace Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. Ron Matheson crafted the winning drive in the $2,550 event from post 7 in 1:57.2 for owners Mike Pollard of Stratford and Joey Gallant of Charlottetown and trainer Jackie Matheson. Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie) set the early tempo with a 27.4 first quarter with Balanchine leaving out to get in the three-hole. Balanchine then moved first-up at the 58.2 half-mile marker and proceeded to wear down the leader through the three-quarters in 1:28.1. The veteran pacer surged past in the stretch to win by a neck over Nobestbfor with Veronicavermillion (Brian MacPhee) rallying from off the pace to finish third. The $2 winning triactor paid $566. It was lifetime win number 50 for the nine-year-old Balanchine, who earned the majority of his $762,331 in lifetime earnings while racing on the Woodbine Entertainment Group circuit in Ontario. The $2,000 back-up pace went to Roscoes Child and John Holmes in 1:58.1 over Van Zant (Matheson) and Doll R General (Gary Chappell). The winning horse is trained by Raymond White and owned by the Selkirk Stable of Belfast. The evening trot event was a 2:03 victory by Diamond Mine and Willie Murphy for owner Boyd Leslie of Crapaud and trainer Cindy MacDonald. The P Js Nabby six-year-old won over Lyrical Lindy (Corey MacPherson) with Zip The Lip (MacPhee) recovering from an early break to finish third. Also on the card, Vaughn Doyle scored driving win number 999 of his career with Pictonian Walton in 2:00.4 for owner-trainer Roger MacRae of Belfast. Ron Matheson had three driving wins on the card, all of them trained by son Jackie Matheson. Total wager for the card was $25,912. Stayoutofmyaffair captures Open Mares Final SUMMERSIDE, PE – Stayoutofmyaffair and driver Mark Bradley used a two-hole trip to win the $14,520 final of the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares series Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Stayoutofmyaffair left off the rail and released race favorite Dirt Track Momma (Kenny Arsenault) to the lead, sitting through fractions of 28.4, 59.3 and 1:28.2. Dirt Track Momma had to put away a challenge from the first up Lucky Boot Cam (Jason Hughes) who faded in the stretch, leaving the opportunity for Stayoutofmyaffair to pounce in the stretch to win by a quarter-of-a-length in 1:57.3. Dirt Track Momma stayed for second with JK Special (Walter Cheverie) third, General Luckypercy (Gilles Barrieau) fourth, Bunny Mach (Gary Chappell) fifth, Doober Hoozzitz (Terry Gallant) sixth, Skylark Hanover (Brodie MacPhee) seventh, and Lucky Boot Cam eighth. Stayoutofmyaffair is owned by Robi Hughes of Stratford and trained by Stephen Quinn. The series has been going for the entire season with legs in all three Maritime Provinces and the top point earners advancing to the rich final. The Summerside card also featured divisions of the Joe O’Brien memorial stake for P.E.I. foaled three-year-old pacing colts. Trainer Kevin MacLean and driver Barrieau swept the two $10,000 gold divisions. Forever Paradise won his division in 1:56.2 for owners Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford, and Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe. Second went to Woodmere Trakeater (Darren Crowe) with Watersides Kipper (Hilliard Graves) third. The second half of the Barrieau-MacLean sweep came with Pownal Bay Mustang in 1:58.3 over Remember Will (Brian MacPhee) and JJ Nitro (Arsenault). Pownal Bay Mustang is owned by MacPherson and Ian Smith of Charlottetown. The $6,600 Grassroots divisions were won by So Much To Say (John Holmes) in 1:58.3 and Larhecomes (Clare MacDonald) in 2:01.4. Barrieau recorded a driving trip on the card, while Arsenault recorded two wins. Total bet for the 12-dash card was $16,372. Live racing returns to Red Shores Charlottetown Thursday with a 7 pm first race post time, followed by a 6 pm card on Saturday and 1 pm afternoon card Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shore  

Charlottetown, PE - The second annual Red Cup Classic, presented by the new Lotto 6/49, returns to Red Shores Racetrack & Casino in Charlottetown Saturday at 6pm while all the action shifts to Red Shores Summerside Sunday. Post time is 1pm. The Bell-Aliant Race Day broadcast will have all the coverage of the events at The Red Cup Classis is a festival style event with racing, live entertainment, prize giveaways, trackside presentations and promotions over two days at Island racetracks. Panacotta has drawn the rail in the Red Cup Classic feature Saturday for driver Blaine Baglole and owner Shane Baglole of Cornwall. The morning line favorite is Veronicavermillion from post four for Brian MacPhee. The Neil Bambrick trainee has been very sharp with performances in the 1:55 range. This will be a tough assignment. Wild Dragon (Kenny Arsenault) and Balanchine (Ron Matheson) are in the race but will have to start from outside posts. The field also includes Brodys Leona (Corey MacPherson), Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie), Blue Star Outlaw (Jason Hughes) and Lucky Encounter (Norris Rogers). Lyrical Lindy, owned by Bill Andrew, Calgary, Alberta, is the morning line favorite at 5-2 in the evening's trot class. Corey MacPherson will be in the driver's seat for trainer Blaine Mckenna. The Mr. Trot Challenge standings have been posted with Marc Campbell still leading the way at 114 points. Walter Cheverie is second with 109, Ron Gass is third with 100 while Willie Murphy is fourth with 96. The challenge, presented by Johnston's Salads and Keybrand Foods Inc, awards points on a 10-7-5 basis for a 1-2-3 finish with trotters at Charlottetown. Atlantic Aged Mares Final and O'Brien Stakes Sunday at Summerside Summerside, PE - The Red Cup Classic, presented by the new Lotto 6/49, is getting some high profile help Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time for the afternoon program is 1pm with the $14, 520 Atlantic Aged Mares Final slated for race 11. Trainer Stephen Quinn has three entered in the big race which includes Stayoutofmyaffair off the rail for catch-driver Mark Bradley (3-1), Lucky Boot Cam, a 10-1 shot for Jason Hughes and Bunny Mach with Gary Chappell driving being listed as 6-1 on the morning line. They will be trying to knock off favorite Dirt Track Momma from the Jonah Moase stable. This mare has been nothing but dominant this season with 16 wins from 32 starts and $39,525 in her bank account going into the event. Kenny Arsenault gets the driving assignment from post 4. The power-packed roster also includes JK Special, General Luckypercy, Doober Hoozzitz and Skylark Hanover. The program also has the Joe O'Brien memorial stakes with two divisions of grassroots going for $6,600 each and two gold splits at $10,000 apiece. So Much to Say, owned by Colleen Dickie and trained by Tom Weatherbie, and Windemere Ron (Gilles Barrieau) are leading candidates in the grassroots while Forever Paradise, from the red hot Kevin MacLean stable, and Scarlet Chaser with John Holmes picking up the catch-drive are favorites in their respective gold divisions. The Bell-Aliant Race Day show will be on location for the big day of racing packed with live entertainment, promotions, trackside presentations and prize draws. For race programs, top picks from Jared Stretch and live video go to Lee A. Drake  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Dusty Lane Galaxy and Taliesin will search for their seventh wins in a row in Lady Slipper action Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash card gets underway at 6 pm and features three divisions of the Lady Slipper stake for three-year-old trotters and two divisions for two-year-old trotters. The three-year-old divisions line up in races 2, 4 and 8. Race 8 has Taliesin looking to remain perfect in his 2013 season for trainer-driver Mark McKinnon and owner Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach. The Northern Bailey three-year-old has drawn the rail in his $5,600 split and will face off with Dusty Lane Nick (Walter Cheverie) and Dusty Lane Shayn (Ron Gass). Race 2 has Rash Statement (Cheverie) favoured from post 4 fresh off a 2:02.4 victory for owner-trainer Joe Smallwood of Stratford. Other top entries include Oceanview Kate (Mike Stevenson) and Topway (Gary Chappell). Race 4 has Mile Hill Philly the morning line choice for driver John Holmes, trainer Paul Morrison and owner John Breau of Shediac Cape, N.B. The PJs Nabby filly was a winner in P.E.I. Colts Stakes action last week in 2:03.2. Other favorites are Ashotinthedark (Joey Pineau) and Northern Dust (Corey MacPherson). The first $7,700 Lady Slipper two-year-old trot division is in race 6 with the red hot Dusty Lane Galaxy leaving from post 5 with Chappell in the bike for trainer Stacey Lund and co-owners Peter Buchanan and the estate of George Boswall. Other top selections include Bo Digger (McKinnon) and Scarlet Macdream (Darryl MacLean). The other divisions lines up in race 10 with top entries including Glencove Yoshi (Stevenson), IC Caviar (MacPherson) and Hope Chest (Cheverie). The card also features a $1,350 trot class in race 3 and the $3,000 claiming mares going head-to-head in race 9. The $1,800 featured pace goes to the gate in race 12 with Leading Camdidate (Jason Hughes) drawing the rail for owner Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge and trainer Stephen Quinn. He will have to turn back challenges from Talk Back (Thane Arsenault), Camcun (Kenny Arsenault) and Pinner (Cheverie) in the eight horse field. Island racing continues Saturday in Charlottetown with a 6 pm start time and Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm. The weekend cards will feature the Red Cup Classic presented by Lotto 6/49. The event has fan giveaways to the first 649 people, prize draws and special trackside presentations for every race. Red Shores Summerside will also stage the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing series final and the Joe O'Brien stake for three-year-old colt pacers. By Nicholas Oakes  

Charlottetown, PE – Talesin and Dusty Lane Galaxy headlined a Thursday night PEI Colt Stakes program at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino. The trotters were able to keep their winning streaks alive over the legendary CDP oval. Mark McKinnon drove Talesin to his 6th win in a row for Buntainwood Farms of Brackley Beach. The son of Northern Bailey- Southview Leah took command of the field past a 30.2 opening quarter and cruised through fractions of 1:03.2 and 1:34.2 to post a two length victory in 2:04.3. Dusty Lane Galaxy notched his 6th in a row for driver Gary Chappell and trainer Stacey Lund. The two-year-old trotter presented a gate to wire score for owner Peter Buchanan, North Wiltshire and the Estate of George Boswall of Frenchfort, PE. The time of the mile was 2:09. The victory pushes his bank account over $16,000 in his first year of racing. PEI Colt Stakes hardware was also presented to Southview Shadow (Terry Gallant), Glencove Yoshi (Mike Stevenson), Rash Statement (Walter Cheverie), Mile Hill Philly (John Holmes) The best trotters on the east coast battled in the open trot division. Abundaspin, with Harold Shepherd in the bike, recorded his 69th lifetime win tripping the timer in an impressive 1:59 flat. The 13-year-old trotter, owned by Mikeala Lustic of Warren Grove, posted his third win in a row and closes in on $500,000 in lifetime earnings. The top class went to Doll R General for Mark McKinnon’s second win of the night. McKinnon did the driving for owner-trainer Blair MacLeod of Cornwall. The time of the mile was 1:56.4 PEI Colt Stakes action returns Saturday with a double header at 1pm and 7pm. Red Shores Summerside presents a Sunday program at 1pm. By Lee Drake

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top trotters on the Eastern seaboard will descend on Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park Thursday with P.E.I. Colts Stakes action highlighting the card. The 12-dash card has a 7 pm start time with three divisions of the three-year-old trotters in races 4, 7 and 9. Taliesin will look to get his sixth win in a row in race four with a new trainer and driver, as Mark McKinnon takes over the duties from Marc Campbell. Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach own the three-year-old son of Northern Bailey, who is yet to be defeated in 2013. His main competition in the five-horse-field looks to come from Northern Dust (Corey MacPherson) and I Aint No Lady (Garth Cole). The $4,200 division in race 7 has six-entries with Rash Statement (Walter Cheverie) drawing the rail against top challengers West River Excel (Clare MacDonald) and Howmacs Pride (Brian MacPhee). Race 9 with see a clash between last year's champion trotter Oceanview Kate (Mike Stevenson), Irish Lullaby (Danny MacDonald) and Ashotinthedark (Joey Pineau). The $4,100 two-year-old divisions will line up in races 1, 3 and 5. BJ Comanche is favored in race 1 for driver Clare MacDonald and owner-trainer Bert Honkoop of Montague. His morning line competition is Bo Digger (McKinnon) and IC Caviar (Pineau). Top entries in race 3 include Phantom Beau (Kenny Arsenault), Scarlet Macdream (Darryl MacLean) and Glencove Yoshi (Stevenson). Divisional leader Dusty Lane Galaxy headlines race 5 as he rides a five race win streak for driver Gary Chappell, trainer Stacey Lund and owners Peter Buchanan and the estate of George Boswall. Other top competition includes Oceanview Rose (Stevenson) and Saulsbrook Pippa (Pineau). The $1,800 Open trot lines up in race 8 with Abundaspin drawing the rail for trainer-driver Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Warren Grove. The 13-year-old trotter was a winner his last two starts in this class but will have to fend off Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew) and Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy). The feature pace is in race 11 with a field of seven competing for a purse of $1,900. J V S Ring is the favorite from post 6 for catch-driver Brian MacPhee, trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Joey Gallant of Charlottetown and Mike Pollard of Stratford. The Cammibest six-year-old has won five of his last six starts. Other entries are Van Zant (Ron Matheson), Doll R General (McKinnon), Roscoes Child (John Holmes), Oakrock Almighty (Walter Cheverie), Rymar Sporty (Ken Murphy), and Blue Star Outlaw (Jason Hughes). Live racing continues Saturday in Charlottetown with a double header card featuring the pacing events of the P.E.I. Colts Stakes with programs at 1 and 7 pm. Red Shores Summerside has a card Sunday afternoon at 1 pm featuring the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing series. All the action will be streamed live from by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores  

SUMMERSIDE, PE – Wild Dragon turned a second-over trip into a visit to the winner’s circle in the Sunday afternoon feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Walter Cheverie engineered the winning drive, getting away fifth in the early going of the race 12 feature over a rain soaked track with a three second variant. The early speed came from the front running Leading Camdidate (Jason Hughes), who laid down a 29.3 first quarter, then a half-mile of 59.3. That is when Creighton Hanover (Gary Chappell) came calling first over, engaging Leading Camdidate for the lead at the 1:29.3 three-quarter station, with Wild Dragon on Creighton Hanover’s back. The back field came calling in the stretch, with Wild Dragon winning in 1:59.1 over late rallies from Narragansett (Norris Rogers) and Balanchine (Ron Matheson), who finished second and third, respectively. Wild Dragon is co-owned and trained by Darren Trainor with co-owner Jennifer Trainor of Earnescliffe. The Billings Driving Challenge was in Summerside with Smart Barney (Mitchell Walker) and Casimir Luciano (Jason Sgrignuoli) dead heating for the win in 2:05.4 in the first division. Smart Barney is owned and trained by Devon Wallace of Alberton, while Casimir Luciano is owned and trained by Ralph Sweet of O’Leary. The other Billings division saw Ok Chivas (Sherwin Edwards) victorious in 2:02.2 for owner-trainer John McGuirk of Kensington. The $1,550 back-up pace was won by Paphos (Rogers) in 2:00.3 for owner-trainer Donald Milligan of Tyne Valley. The 10-year-old son of Astreos survived a tough first-over grind to win over Bowyer Hanover (Cheverie) and Every Day (Brian Andrew. It was one of two winner’s on the day for Rogers who notched the first part of his driving double a race earlier with Athenas Pride in 2:04.2. There was a short delay after race 6 to determine if the track was safe to continue racing, but after discussions with drivers the race card continued. Total wager for the 13-dash card was $13,864. by Nicholas Oaks

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