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Charlottetown, PE - Say It Again Sam remains perfect with his seventh victory in a row after taking the Saturday feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was 1:56 flat a new record for the pacer owned by Foxyhall Racing, Wallace, NS and Summerside, PE. Driver Jason Hughes mapped the winning trip opting to stalk pace setter R Sonoflife (Michael McGuigan) through fractions of 28.3, 58.4 and 1:27.3 before overtaking the leader to win by two and half lengths to keep his streak intact. R Sonoflife faded to second with another Hughes trainee, Capitalism, finishing third for Kenny Arsenault. Driver Gary Chappell had a big night at the office recording a hat-trick on the 12 dash program. Chappell opened up the card scoring with Shes Machs Delight for owners Bill and Brian Andrew and Tom Mullally. Shelly Hennessey was the winning trainer. Chappell also drove My Lucky Killean and Sa Summers Luck to victory to record the triple and close in on 2,500 career wins in the bike. JK Queen, with Walter Cheverie in the bike, won the trot feature in 2:01.4 powering up the stretch to win in 2:01.4 for Joe Smallwood, Stratford and Norman Clarey, Charlottetown. Cheverie also guided The Warden to a 1:59.2 score marking back to back winning performances for trainer Chris MacKay and his co-owner Wayne Court, New Glascow, PE. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Say It Again Sam goes for his seventh straight victory Saturday at Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside gets ready to launch Governor's Plate week with eliminations set on Sunday afternoon at 1pm and Monday night at 7pm. Say It Again Sam, a three-year-old son of Well Said-Northern Rosa, meets his stiffest competition yet as the Foxyhall racing owned pacer goes for his seventh victory in a row during the 12 dash program Saturday. First race post time is 6pm. Jason Hughes will be in the bike for the attempt and takes Say It Again Sam from post 2 with pressure expected from Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) and Artist List (Gary Chappell). Both of these horses will have to leave on the outside so that could complicate matters. Sterling Seelster lands on the pylons for this match-up for trainer Doug MacGregor, owner Marie Cameron of Summerside and driver Walter Cheverie. The rest of the line-up includes Capitalism (10-1), R Sonoflife (12-1), Painted Pony (4-1), Artners In Crime (8-1). ictonian Walton (Cheverie) goes after his third win in a row in race 7 for the Roger MacRae stable of Belfast. Saulsbrook Balance is the morning line favorite in the trot feature in race 3 for driver Willie Murphy, trainer Cindy MacDonald and co -owner Tanya MacKinnon, Souris. Two drivers are on the verge of milestone victories. Mike Stevenson is only five wins away from career win 1,500 while veteran Gary Chappell is closing in on win 2,500. For entries, results, top picks by Les MacIsaac and live video go to www.redshores.ca Summerside, PE - It's show-time at Red Shores Summerside with Governor's Plate eliminations on Sunday at 1pm and Monday night at 7pm. The fields are loaded with talent and speed with the top four horses, from each elimination, heading to the 46th running of the Governor's Plate Saturday July 19 presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge, City of Summerside and Journal Pioneer. The first elimination, which carries a purse of $5,000, has D Gs Camme and Gilles Barrieau off the rail for owners Quentin Bevan, Hal Bevan, Tom Clark and Ron Matheson of Charlottetown. The Jackie Matheson trainee was a six length winner in his last start in 1:55.4. He'll line up beside Likely to Win with Ryan Ellis and Red Rock the newest edition to the Island racing ranks. This guy has been turning some heads. Red Rock is coming off a 1:53.4 win a Yonkers Raceway in New York with 8 victories on his resume from 17 starts this season. Jason Hughes will drive for new owners Donald MacRae, Bryan MacRae, Steven MacRae and Melissa Trainer of Vernon Bridge. Another Hughes stable-mate Narragansett fires from post 4 with heavy weight Touch of Lightning starting from the five hole. Carnivore, owned by Valleygrove Farms, Kensington, gets into the hunt from post seven for driver Mike Stevenson. Stevenson is only five wins away from career victory 1,500. Ultimate Luck gets reunited with Kenny Arsenault when they teamed up to scorch Summerside on June 22 in 1:54.3. They leave from post seven with Modern Xhibit drawing post 8. He is the morning line favorite from race secretary Gerard Smith. Modern Xhibit is fresh off a torrid 1:54.2 second place finish to All Turain at Fredericton on Canada Day. Marc Campbell will drive for trainer Jonah Moase. Smith is going with 8-3-1 while race analyst Jared Stretch's triactor ticket is 3-8-7. The Sunday card also carries three LobsterFest Open Mares Eliminations with Firstclassflight, Bunny Mach and Stayoutofmyaffair all listed as morning line favorites in their respective events. The second Governor's Plate elimination will go on Monday night with opening post time at 7pm. All Turain and driver Brodie MacPhee will go after plate 46 when they start from post seven. The pacer shows back to back winning performances including the track record in 1:54 at Fredericton for trainer Trevor Hicken, Montague and Lee Hicken, Charlottetown. The invitational star takes on triactor candidates Machinthesand and Astor. The second elimination also includes Blissfull Bro (Todd Trites), Judge Jon (Mike Stevenson), Carrera Angel (Rocky Schurman), Cheyenne Ford (Kenny Arsenault) and Perfect Escape (Walter Cheverie). For the complete list of entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside hosted three divisions of the Maple Leaf Trot Wednesday night. Saulsbrook Pippa delivered as the post time favorite in the opening division winning in 2:03.1 for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer John Pineau who co-owns with Myron Ford of Harrington. Dusty Lane Galaxy was second while Lace finished third. Pineau notched a training double when Phantom Beau claimed the second Maple Leaf Trot for Kenny Arsenault. The trotter stopped the timer in 2:07. Paul Breau of Moncton is the owner. Ice Pop was second with A C Image third. Oceanview Rose earned her big paycheque scoring in the final division in 2:05.4. Mike Stevenson, who recorded a driving double on the night, mapped out the one length victory for trainer-owner Bill Roloson of Belfast. BJ Comanche rallied back for second with Villager completing the triactor. The evening feature went to Outside The Wire in 1:57.1. Driver Brodie MacPhee used rail control to his advantage putting the pacer on the point and cutting fractions of 28.4, 58.4 and 1:28.3. Tyber Champ was second with Keystone Nobility third. MacPhee did the driving for owners Andrew Avery, Freetown, PE and John Broderick, Manning, Alberta. Craig Avery conditions the five-year-old gelding. Terry Gallant and Marc Campbell also recorded driving doubles on the evening. Don't miss the Governor's Plate eliminations Sunday afternoon at 1pm and Monday night at 7pm at Red Shores Summerside. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

Summerside, PE - The trotters will be in the spotlight on a Wednesday night race card at Red Shores Summerside. Post time for the 13 dash program is 7pm with three divisions of the Maple Leaf Trot, each sporting a purse of $4,300, on the program. Saulsbrook Pippa, co-owned by trainer John Pineau, Hunter River and Myron Ford, Harrington, headlines the first split in race 2 for driver Corey MacPherson. The three-year daughter of PJs Nabby leaves from post five in the six horse field and is coming off a clean qualifying line where she won by two lengths in 2:02.2. She can expect pressure from Dusty Lane Galaxy (Gary Chappell) and Southfield Shadow (Terry Gallant). The roster includes Lace (Brian Andrew), Dunmore Chance (Jack Panting), Glencove Yoshi (Mike Stevenson). The second match-up has stakes star Phantom Beau (Kenny Arsenault) competing against Bo Digger (Mark McKinnon) and A C Image (Paul Morrison) for top honors. The field also includes Windmere Harrison (Marc Campbell), Ice Pop (Ronnie Gass) and Hope Chest (Walter Cheverie). Phantom Beau starts the 2014 campaign after compiling 10 top three finishes from 12 starts last year and $20,448 in the bank for trainer John Pineau and owner Peter Breau, Moncton, NB. The final Maple Leaf Trot has Lets Trade Ladies off the rail for owner-driver Garth Cole of Kensington. The trotter has four starts under her belt this season but is still searching for her first victory. She could get the win if she can outsprint morning line favorite Villager (Brian MacPhee) from post 6. The other morning line favorite is Oceanview Rose from the Bill Roloson stable of Belfast. The line-up also includes Arizona Ray (Ron Gass), PlayDale (Danny MacDonald), BJ Commanche (Kenny Arsenault) and JK Hustler (Walter Cheverie). The evening's top event has Lucky Encounter, owned by Jeff Ferrish, Summerside, established as the 5-2 morning line favorite for driver Walter Cheverie and trainer Dale Sobey. The fast class has Outside the Wire, Keystone Nobility, Pictonian Press, Windemere Eric, Lisfinny, Shipps Xcalibur and Carrera Angel. For entries, results, Jared's top picks and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - The field is set for the Saturday night feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 6pm. Astor, owned by Foxyhall Racing stable of Summerside, has been installed as the morning line favorite in the power-packed line-up for driver Jason Hughes. The son of Camluck was second in the Ladner series charted in 1:55.1 and will have to manage a post 7 start. Machinthesand will start from post 6 for Brodie MacPhee. The gelding, trained by Mark Bradley for Noonan Holdings - Russell and Karen Noonan, Middleton, makes his 7th start of the campaign and is in top form right now. He's also known for his dangerous finishing kick roaring home in 28.3 seconds in his last outing. There could be several surprises in this race with a field so deep with talent. Cheyenne Ford, a new purchase for longtime owner James O'Halloran of Montague, knocked off Ultimate Luck in their last meeting in a 1:55.1 score for Kenny Arsenault. Trainer Sifroi Melanson has listed N.B. pilot Stephen Trites to drive. The line-up also includes Sterling Seelster (Walter Cheverie), McMaverick (Ken Murphy), Eagle Jolt (Mark McKinnon), Artist List (Gary Chappell). In other action, Tempo Seelster gets top billing in the evening's back-up class for owner-driver Vince Poulton. Race analyst Les MacIsaac says he will be tough. "He's been keeping company with some pretty good ones all year and as his record indicates, more than holding his own." Hurrah makes his sixth start of the season in race 6 for Brian Andrew with all winning purse money being donated to PEI 4H club this month. The colt, trained by Mark Bradley, gets post 2 for lessee Hurrah 4 Island Charities. Driver Walter Cheverie is on top of the leader board in the Johnston's Salads/Keybrand Foods Inc Trot Challenge with 74 points. Cheverie will be aboard JK Queen in the trot class. For more information go to www.redshores.ca Lee A. Drake  

Charlottetown, PE - Stayoutofmyaffair, with catch-driver Kenny Arsenault in the bike, won the Thursday night Open Mares pace in 1:57 flat at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Robi Hughes of Stratford was the winning owner. Veronicavermillion (Brodie MacPhee) found some late racing room in the stretch to finish second while Brodys Leona (Corey MacPherson) came flying home to finish third. Stayoutofmyaffair paid $17.00 to win with the 5-8-All triactor paying out at $529.50. Abundaspin and driver Harold Shepherd won the Open Trot in 2:00.1. The trotter, owned by Mikaela Lustic of Cornwall won his 6th of the season and 77th lifetime victory. It was a big night for the Matheson stable. Driver Ron Matheson had two victories with Landed Alien in the PEI BioAlliance Pace and Water Hook in race 6 while son Jackie picked up a training triple on the card. The hat-trick included a score with Outrageous Spirit for Walter Cheverie. Touch of Lightning (Earl Smith) and Carnivore (Marc Campbell) matched the fastest mile of the night in a blistering 1:55.4. Jason Hughes recorded a driving double on the program. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The toughest pacing mares East of Toronto will battle for top honours Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash program. The race 11 Fillies and Mares Open has Bunny Mach and General Luckpercy fresh off victories in the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares series Saturday in Summerside with a U.S. invader added into the mix. Bunny Mach is riding a two-race win streak from post 7 for trainer-driver Jason Hughes and owners Donald and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge. She will face off with Andro Madi (Dale Spence) with post 3 and General Luckypercy (Brian MacPhee) with post 4. For All We Know is a newcomer to Charlottetown with post 1 for driver Ron Matheson, trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Bruce Wood of Marshfield. The seven-year-old Rocknroll Hanover mare boasts $154,703 in lifetime earnings and a mark of 1:53.1 at The Meadows in Pennsylvania and was racing a $12,500 claimer at Yonkers Raceway in New York. Also in the field of mares is JK Special (Walter Cheverie), Stayoutofmyaffair (Kenny Arsenault), Brodys Leona (Corey MacPherson) and Veronicavermillion (Brodie MacPhee). A compact field of six Open trotters will compete in race 4 for a $1,850 purse. Four of the entrants have been winners in this class in the past few weeks, and classifier Gerard Smith has selected Zip The Lip as the morning line favorite from post 2. Brian MacPhee will drive the Ken Warkentin trotter for co-owner and trainer Donald Sweet and co-owner Orville Willis, both of O'Leary. He will get all he can handle from his competition, which includes Pleasure Girls (Cheverie), Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass), Lyrical Lindy (Jason Hughes), Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy) and Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd). The back-up pace has a very tough field of six competing for a $2,000 purse. Carnivore (Marc Campbell) is favored, fresh off a 1:55.1 victory Saturday night in Summerside, while his main challenges will come from Judge Jon (Mike Stevenson) and Perfect Escape (Ron Matheson). by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Ron Matheson became the newest member of the 1,000 win club when he guided D Gs Camme to victory in the ninth race during the Sunday afternoon race program at Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park. Matheson cleared to the lead past the three-quarter pole station and was alone in the stretch for the memorable photo and a sparkling mile of 1:55.1. The Charlottetown pilot was greeted in the winner's circle by family and friends for the special presentation. D Gs Camme is co-owned by Matheson, Quentin and Hal Bevan and Tom Clark of Charlottetown. The heat-wave produced some big miles on the afternoon with Cheyenne Ford also tripping the timer in 1:55.1 taking the top class for driver Kenny Arsenault and owner James O'Halloran of Montague. Ultimate Luck (Ken Murphy) cut the fractions and held on for second with Temp Seelster (Vince Poulton) third. Tymal Tyme and Brian MacPhee won the trot class beating stable-mate Saulsbrook Balance by head in 2:02 for Tessa MacKinnon of Souris. MacPhee, Arsenault, Marc Campbell and Mike McGuigan each posted driving doubles on the day. Canada Day card set for Red Shores Summerside.  Summerside, PE - Narrangansett is the morning line favorite in top class of the Canada Day program at Red Shores Summerside on Tuesday. Post time is 1pm. Jason Hughes will drive Narrangansett for Foxhall Racing of Summerside from post 2. Race analyst Jared Stretch likes this combination. "Hughes has been on fire this season and it's no wonder taking the reins on horses like this. Narrangansett has some of the best closing numbers on the board so he's surely the one to beat." PC shockwave has a shot of knocking off the favorite after posting three miles in the 1:56 range. Brian MacPhee will do the driving for trainer Wade Sorrie. Lisfinny will put a three race winning streak on the line for Norris Rogers. The power-packed field includes Acton O So Royal, Carrera Angel, Every Day, Lucky Encounter and Blissful Bro. The trotters will take center stage in race 4 with Stretch landing on Honeymoonisover as his top choice. Brian Andrew will drive from outside post 6. The field includes Pure at Heart(pp1), Let's Trade Ladies (pp2), Southview Shadow (pp3), Scarlet Patti (pp4) and I Ain't No Lady (pp5) Ultimate Lambama, trained by Philip Desroches of Coleman, will try to extend her winning streak to four. Marc Campbell will do the driving. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

Summerside, PE - The stage is set for the Atlantic Regional Driving Championship, presented by RDMD Refrigeration Saturday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 6:30pm with two divisions of the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares sponsored by Standardbred Canada also being added to the action. The Bell-Aliant Race Day show will carry the event at www.redshores.ca . The top drivers in Atlantic Canada will compete in nine races with the top two finishers, based on points, moving to the National Driving Championship August 26th in Charlottetown. Team PEI will be represented by Marc Campbell, Jason Hughes and Brodie MacPhee. New Brunswick has Todd Trites and Gilles Barrieau while Nova Scotia has Ryan Campbell, Darren Crowe and Ryan Ellis. Newfoundland and Labrador will be represented by Kevin Dillon. Race analyst Les MacIssac and Jared Stretch have compiled a special edition driver's picks for the contest. The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club Handicapping Pick 9 contest is underway. Go to www.standardbredcanada.ca for details. MacIsaac provided a summary of the event with his top choice being Marc Campbell. "He might as well add winning this to his list of accomplishments, a list that gets longer all the time. It includes winning last year's Gold Cup and Saucer in track record time and just for good measure setting a new trotting record on the same card. He has a couple of excellent shots Saturday which could see him go back to back in races four and five with Ultimate Labamba and Rash B Havior," said the host of Top Picks in Charlottetown's program. "The key to the competition is a good start and to avoid as many 7th and 8th place finishes as possible. There are lots of points out there with seconds, thirds and fourths so you don't have to win them all." Ryan Ellis and Darren Crowe round out the top three for MacIsaac. Summerside analyst Jared Stretch also puts Campbell at the top of the competition. "The reigning Gold Cup driver and O'brien award winner will look to add this driving championship to his resume, and if my selections hold true he would not only pick up wins in races # 3,5 and 8, but really should be able to pick up a good number of secondary points that would put distance on his rivals," The Prince county handicapper has Gilles Barrieau of N.B. second with team PEI's Brodie MacPhee third. "This draw worked out well for Brodie as he's got several horses that suit his style to a tee and a few others that he knows quite well and could certainly pull off an upset or two. In my selections, I have him taking races #6 and 7 but I wouldn't be shocked to see him come away with 3 wins on the day." Bunny Mach has been established as the 5-2 morning line favorite in the first leg of the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series for driver Jason Hughes. The nine-year-old mare is coming off a seventh length 1:59.4 victory on June 19. Donald and Steven MacRae own Bunny Mach who starts from post 3. Ramblinglily (Brodie MacPhee) and Veronicavermillion (Brian MacPhee) are also listed as triactor candidates. Mattadors Rose, Prynne Hanover and Silky Britches complete the field. General Luckypercy is favored to win the second race of the series in race 12. The Jackie Matheson trainee makes her sixth start of the season from post two in the $3,378 event. Gilles Barrieau will catch-drive for owners Jodi Lynn Matheson, Charlottetown and Jack Brown, Stratford. The all-star line-up has Andro Madi who has been super sharp in her last few starts for driver Dale Spence and trainer Jonah Moase. Moase will also send out Dirt Track Momma for Marc Campbell. Stayoutofmyaffair has the rail with Brodys Leona (pp5) and Dreaming (pp6). Red Shores Charlottetown presents special Sunday card;  Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores will present a special Sunday program with the legendary CDP oval going with a first race post time of 1pm. Say It Again Sam has been perfect since arriving on PEI posting five wins in a row for trainer-driver Jason Hughes and Foxyhall Racing of Summerside. The three-year-old son of Well Said gets the rail in race 7 after charting a two and half length score in his last outing of 1:56.4 which included a 28.4 closing panel. This guy is fast. He takes on Leading Camdidate, Umiztagoodthing, Beckenbauer, Astor Shark and Jersey Joe. The afternoon top class has Ultimate Luck installed as the morning line favorite and for good reason. Last week the Sifroi Melanson stable star toured Summerside in 1:54.3 under the command of Kenny Arsenault. Melanson has listed Ken Murphy to drive in the $2,200 race 11 showdown. For the complete list of entries, top picks or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - Ultimate Luck won the Sunday afternoon top class at Red Shores Summerside touring the Prince County oval in a torrid 1:54.3. Driver Kenny Arsenault put the pacer on the point from post five and rolled him through fractions of 26.4, 56.4 and 1:26.1 before posting a final panel of 28.2 to win by two and half lengths. Newcomer Upfront Ticket stalked the leader through the hot fractions and stayed for second with Outside the Wire rallying from the back of the pack at the head of the lane to grab the show dough. Ultimate Luck is owned by the Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn, NB and trained by Sifroi Melanson. Marc Campbell had a productive afternoon with three wins on the program. Campbell is making his third appearance the Drive for Charity campaign and teams up with Ocean 100 to raise money for the Olivia Ruth MacLeod Memorial Award. Jason Hughes and Terry Gallant each posted two victories. Red Shores Summerside will play host the Atlantic Regional Driving Championship, presented by RDMD Refrigeration, Saturday June 28th. Post time is 6:30pm. For details on the special dinner and wagering package from Charlottetown go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - It's the first day of summer on Saturday at Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park and the city track will feature one of the biggest cards of harness racing this season with the Cecil Ladner memorial final and consolation along with two divisions of the Maritime Breeders finals for three-year-old fillies and colts. Post time is 6pm. The Bell-Aliant Race Day broadcast will carry all the action beginning with the pre-show at 5:30pm AST. Art of Illusion has been selected as the favorite in the eight horse Ladner final for driver Darren Crowe. The newcomer, owned by Halifax businessman David MacDonald, was awesome in his Island debut busting off the gate from post 8 to level the competition in a crushing 1:54.1 performance. That victory ended All Turain's winning streak at ten. The Trevor Hicken trainee will take him on again from post 7. Brodie MacPhee will do the driving. Astor was also impressive in his Ladner elimination finishing a strong second in line to Jason Hughes. The son of Camluck posted a 28.4 closer and a 1:54.2 mile in only his second start after being purchased by the Foxyhall racing stable of Summerside. Hughes and Foxyhall racing will also send out Narragansett from the rail for catch-driver Kenny Arsenault. The final also has elimination winner Machinthesand leaving from post 2. Established at 7-2 on the morning line, the pacer overcame his outside post to pull off a one length victory for driver Brodie MacPhee, trainer Mark Bradley and owners Noonan Holdings Ltd- Russell & Karen Noonan of Middleton. MacPhee is committed to All Turain so Marc Campbell gets the call to drive. The line-up also includes Schooner (Brian MacPhee), Coral Snake (Ryan Ellis) and Perfect Escape (Gilles Barrieau). Sterling Seelster has been selected as the top choice in the Ladner Consolation by race analyst Les MacIsaac. "He was a non- factor in the first leg but the outside post had a lot to do with it," said MacIsaac. "He's already shown that he's quite capable of going with this type and this improved post should give him a chance to prove it." Sterling Seelster is owned by Marie Cameron of Summerside and trained by Doug MacGregor. The rich maritime breeders finals will also highlight the program. The three-year-old fillies will race in the Ken Starratt memorial for $22,100. Lovineveryminute goes into the event with an impressive resume that includes back to back stakes victories and a track record performance over Truro. The team is back together with Todd Trites driving for the Earl Watts stable and owners River Valley Management, NB, Windemere Farms, PE and Lana Murphy, NB. Elm Grove Inarush will try to settle the score for driver Mark Bradley. Eddy Doucette trains the filly who made $46,701 in 2013 for his co-owners Blaine Thibeau, Gordon MacLeod and Grant Mann. Pictonian Sareta has to start from post 8 for driver Mike Stevenson and owner Daniel Ross, Belfast. The roster also has Briannas Angel (pp3), Outrageous Spirit (pp4), Sail Through (pp5), Fleurje (pp6), JJ Mistress (pp7). The colt's final, named in honor of Atlantic Post Calls founder Doug Harkness, will go to the gate in race 11. Dumas Walker gets the nod for Myles Heffernan after his two length score in 1:57.3 in the elimination. The Atlantic Breeders Crown champion takes on Settlement Request (Gilles Barrieau) and Rancousy (Darren Crowe) who are also listed as triactor candidates. The other starters in the $18,900 final are J Ps Warrior (Brodie MacPhee), Arties Magic (Todd Trites), Wine to Go (Kenny Arsenault), JJ Laser (Marc Campbell) and Tobins Fusion (Mike Stevenson). For complete list of entries, top picks and the Bell-Aliant Race Day broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drakes, for Red Shores

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 mares in Eastern Canada will butt heads Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time for the 12-dash Thursday program is 7 pm. Andro Madi has drawn post 3 in the race 11 feature, fresh off her 1:56 victory in last week's $2,250 edition of the Fillies and Mares Open. Dale Spence will drive the pacer for owner and trainer Jonah Moase of Cornwall. General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson) has the rail and will attempt to shed her bridesmaid status after two runner-up finishes. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is placing his faith in Andro Madi to land in the winner's circle. "Used her great gate speed to secure the lead last week and once she got there it was basically all over," MacIsaac said of Andro Madi. "Off that performance, the fastest mile of the season for a mare, we won't rule out a repeat." Other entries include Cool One (Mike Stevenson), JK Special (Kenny Arsenault), Stayoutofmyaffair (Jason Hughes), Prynne Hanover (Mike McGuigan), Dirt Track Momma (Marc Campbell) and Veronicavermillion (Brodie MacPhee). The top trot of the night lines up in race 5 for a $1,350 purse with Saulsbrook Balance favored for driver Willie Murphy, trainer and co-owner Cindy MacDonald of Montague and co-owner Tanya MacKinnon of Souris. The nine-year-old veteran sports 44 lifetime wins and over $90,000 in career earnings. His biggest challenges look to come from Howmacs Pride (Campbell) and Majian Dilion (Jim Ripley). The back-up pace goes to post in race 7 with Van Zant favored in the $2,100 contest. Ron Matheson co-owns and drives Van Zant for trainer Jackie Matheson and co-owner Tom Clark of Charlottetown. He will have his hoofs full dealing with challenges from tough overnight horses like Every Day (Brian Andrew) and Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton). Cheyenne Ford (Arsenault) also comes into the race fresh off a 1:58.1 victory in his Island debut after racing the Woodbine Entertainment Group circuit, in Toronto, all winter. 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

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Post position is key in Thursday night's Fillies and Mares Open pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Carded as race 11 on the 12-dash card with a 7 pm start time, last week's winner of the $2,250 feature, JK Special, had rail control the last time out but is shouldered with the dreaded post 8 on a half-mile track this week. Kenny Arsenault will drive the mare this week for owner-trainer Joe Smallwood but she has her work cut out with tough competitors like General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson) and Veronicavermillion (Brodie MacPhee) leaving from post 1 and 2, respectively. Veronicavermillion used her rally from behind tactics two weeks ago, but received a minor share finishing fourth last week and will be looking for redemption. "Despite kicking home well last week, the soft early fractions just left the eventual winner too hard to catch," said race analyst Les MacIsaac. "We'll look for a little more pace tonight which suits her rallying style." The race will also see the return of Dirt Track Momma, one of the top mares of the 2013 season, with Marc Campbell in the bike for trainer Jonah Moase, who will send three mares behind the gate in that race. Other entries include Silky Britches (Corey MacPherson), Andro Madi (Dale Spence), Stayoutofmyaffair (Jason Hughes) and Cool One (Mike Stevenson). The evening trot class lines up in race 3 for a $1,150 purse with more position trouble for owner-trainer Smallwood, who has post 8 with favorite JK Queen (Corey MacPherson). She will face seven rivals including Centrifical Force (Mike McGuigan) and Dunmore Alpha (Ted Smallwood). A gritty group of conditioned pacers will put their noses on the gate in race 7 for a $1,600 purse with IDK favored from post 7 for co-owner and driver Vincent Poulton, co-owner and trainer Gary Poulton and co-owner Gail MacDonald, all of Charlottetown. The Stand Forever six-year-old will have to fight off challenges from Le Fugueur (Campbell) and Every Day (Brian Andrew). by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - The fields are set for another weekend of racing at Red Shores Charlottetown Saturday at 6pm with Red Shores Summerside going post-ward at 1pm on Sunday. The Bring a Friend promotion, which has Standardbred Canada teaming up with tracks across the country, will also take place with fans being treated to behind the scenes tours, prize giveaways and winner's circle presentations. The Saturday program includes an impressive line-up from one of Atlantic Canada's newest stables. Foxyhall Racing, owned by Ron Hall of Summerside PE, has joined forces with trainer-driver Jason Hughes of Charlottetown. The partnership has been successful so far. Narragansett, a five-year-old brown gelding by Rocknroll Hanover, will attempt for his third win in a row in race 9. It won't be easy with red hot Camcun off the rail who is sporting a three race win streak for Kenny Arsenault. There are two new horses out of the Foxyhall stable that have been noticed by the rail-birds. Say It Again Sam has won both starts since arriving from Mohawk including a 1:58.2 posting and final quarter charted in a dazzling 27.4 seconds. He is favored to win his assignment in race 4. Astor moves to the Island from Yonkers Raceway in New York. The son of Camluck won his qualifier by a whopping 21 lengths in 1:57.2 and starts from post 8 in race 7 for Hughes. In other action, All Turain will try to extend his winning streak to nine when the pacer goes to the gate in the evening's featured event in race 11. Brodie MacPhee will be back in the bike for trainer-owner Trevor Hicken and his co-owner Lee Hicken. The line-up has Cambest Kisser (pp1), Touch of Lightning (pp2), Perfect Escape (pp3), Judge Jon (pp4), R Sonoflife (pp5), All Turain (pp6). A familiar name returns to the racetrack for the 2014 campaign. Zip the Lip, owned by Orville Willis and Don Sweet of O'Leary, gets the rail for his regular pilot Brian MacPhee in the open trot. For the complete list of entries, top picks and live video go to www.redshores.ca Hail the Taxi Debuts in Summerside feature Summerside, PE - Hail the Taxi makes his Prince Edward Island debut Sunday in the top class at Red Shores Summerside. Post time for the 12 dash card is 1pm. The Bring a Friend to the track promotion, presented by Standardbred Canada, will also highlight the card with race hostess Marie MacRae taking guests on behind the scenes tours, winner's circle presentations and prize draws. The action will be carried at www.redshores.ca Hail the Taxi joins the Darren Trainor stable after competing on the Ontario circuit at Mohawk, Flamboro, Woodbine and London. The four-year-old qualified over Mohawk in 1:55.2. Gilles Barrieau is listed to drive from post 4. Here is the field. Outside the Wire (pp1), Lucky Encounter (pp2), High Bar (pp3), Hail the Taxi (pp4), McMaverick (pp5), Ultimate Luck (pp6), SA Summers Luck (pp7). The afternoon back-class has Acton O So Royal listed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for owner-trainer Wayne Pike. The pacer has a win and a third from three starts this season. Regular pilot Mark Bradley is on stakes assignment in Truro so Norris Rogers will pick up the catch-drive. Veterans Blu Meadow Willie and Life Savior are also triactor possibilities. The always popular barn 4 will send out some contenders on the program. Joachim, owned by Wendell and Robbie Shaw, Summerside and Derek Folland, steps on the track to compete in race 9 for catch-driver Michael McGuigan while owner-trainer and driver Rocky Schurman handles Carrera Angel in race 10. Schurman and Carrera Angel won the Summerside pace during the big O'Brien Awards race card in February. Silverhill Lucky hasn't missed the top three yet this season. The colt gets top billing once again when he competes in race 6 for owner Casey Gavin, Tignish, trainer Thane Mann and driver Terry Gallant. This combination is one of the hottest teams on the grounds right now. For the complete list of entries, results, top picks or live video go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

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