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Charlottetown Driving Park hosted a double-header of PEI Colt Stakes on Saturday with the two-year-olds featured during the afternoon card and three-year-olds front and center in the evening. Gilles Barrieau, Clare MacDonald and Mike Stevenson each won three of the stakes divisions, which ranged in purses of $5,400 to $6,300. Barrieau pulled off the biggest upset of the day when he catch-drove Landed Alien to a 1:57.4 triumph, converting from the pocket to defeat heavy favourite Lovineveryminute at odds of 11-1. Jackie Matheson trains the sophomore filly, who earned her first stakes victory and a new lifetime mark. Barrieau also drove two-year-old winners Dixeland Band (1:59) for trainer Kevin MacLean and filly Jann Down (1:59.3) for trainer Stephen Mason. To view the rest of the story click here. Emotional win at Kawartha Downs It was an emotional night at Kawartha Downs tonight for the Boyd family, who buried family patriarch Ross Boyd this afternoon. They then travelled to the track to watch grandson Nick record two victories on the card including one with a horse he owns and trains. Boyd went gate-to-wire with his own colt, two-year-old Rise Against, who won in 1:58.3. Boyd, of Guelph, Ont., also trains the youngster, who was notching his first lifetime win in just two starts. Boyd was also in the winner’s circle following the third race thanks to a 1:57.2 effort by Lucky Regal. “We buried my grandpa this afternoon and tonight down the lane it was like he was helping me across the wire,” Nick said following the win. To view the rest of this story click here.  Accident mars Alberta stakes Mothers Melody and Shark Festival were victorious in the $10,000 Alberta Standardbred Horse Association Filly Stakes for three-year-olds on Saturday afternoon at Alberta Downs, but the final division was marred by an accident at the top the stretch. Charismatic Art (J.F. Gagne) was leading the fillies around the final turn in the second division when she broke stride causing interference to Rummys Command (Jim Marino) in behind and Blue Star Escape (Kelly Hoerdt), who fell in the backfield. The rest of the field was able to get around the breaker with Shark Festival (Keith Clark) closing off cover for the 1:56.3 victory. Favourite Rollin Deep (Travis Cullen) finished one and a quarter length behind in second with Great Desire (Philip Giesbrecht) back in third. Marino was up on his feet quickly after being dumped from the sulky. Hoerdt told Trot Insider he was doing okay after the race, but headed to hospital to have his left ankle x-rayed. Both drivers booked off their remaining assignments after the 10th race accident. To view the rest of this story click here. Hat Trick for Sparling at Leamington Hockey season may not have started yet, but Rob Sparling Jr. scored three wins on the Saturday afternoon card at Leamington Raceway. Starting in the third race with an impressive two-year-old Bettors Delight filly, Passion Delight ($3.70), "Spar" made it look easy, winning in 2:04.3 over the "good" track for trainer Andrew McCabe and owner Glenview Livestock Ltd. of Guelph-Eramosa, Ont. The time of the mile was a track record for freshman fillies. His next win with DS Surprise ($4.10) wasn't so easy as he battled tooth and nail with St Lads Top Model and Alfie Carroll, ending up in a dead-heat for win in 2:00.3. DS Surprise is owned by Archie and Janice McEachern of Alvinston, Ont., with Janice handling the training chores. Sparling's third win was memorable as well, as he drove three-year-old filly Blissfullannmarie ($25.10) to a maiden win in 2:04 for trainer Catharine Gaudreau and owner Don Wilkins of Bothwell, Ont. With the 2014 election campaign just underway, Lakeshore mayor Tom Bain didn't need the winner's circle platform to announce his candidacy as no one in Lakeshore dare run against the popular mayor. Still, he was in the winner's circle with his trainee Wallet Sniffer, catch-driven by Alex Lilley for owner Don McMurren of South Woodslee, Ont. and parked the mile in 2:02.3. The handle for the Saturday afternoon card was $9,153. To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Leamington Raceway. (With files from Leamington Raceway)

Another big weekend in Island harness racing is here again. Saturday, Red Shores Charlottetown will play host to one of the longest running stake events in P.E.I., double-header Saturday will feature the PEI Colt Stakes, action gets underway at 1 p.m. and the evening card is at 7 p.m.   The two-year-old pacers are in action on the afternoon card with four divisions each of colts and fillies. The highlight on the card goes in Race 6 when three of the best colts the Maritimes have to offer do battle for a purse of $6,100.   Dixieland Band is the morning line favorite from Post 7. A winner last week in the Atlantic Sire Stakes in 2:00.1, the son of Ameripan Gigolo is winning at a 50 percent ratio this season. Gilles Barrieau will do the driving for owners Reg MacPherson, David Mackenzie and Aaron Mackenzie, Kevin MacLean is the trainer.   He will have to do battle with Proven Desire from Post 8, the son of Proven Lover was edged out by a nose last week by Dixieland Band. Post 5 starter J J Romeo, also a son of Proven Lover has drawn post 5. He was also a winner in the Atlantic Sire Stakes atInverness last week in 2:00. The colt divisions go in races 4, 9 and 12.   Dusty Lane Bria headlines the four filly divisions, She will start from Post 3 in Race 2. A winner of five races from six starts this season, her only defeat came after making a break before the start. The daughter of Ameripan Gigolo is owned by Kenny Wilkie and Larry Chappell, Kenny Arsenault will drive. The $ 5,800 filly divisions go in races 5, 8 and 11.   The evening card will feature four divisions of three-year-old pacing colts and five divisions of three-year-old pacing fillies.   This weekend the three top fillies have found themselves in different divisions. This year's Maritime Breeders Champions, Lovineveryminute will leave from post 2 in Race 6. Race 8 will see Saulsbrook Alana leave from Post 5 fresh off a victory in the final of the $13, 016 Maritimer stake. The third filly Elm Grove Inarush lines up behind the gate in Race 10, she has also drawn Post 5. The other filly divisions are in Race 1 and 3   Race 7 will see a pair of colts put their three race win streaks on the line. The early advantage will go to Arties Magic leaving from Post 1 for driver Todd Trites, he comes in off of a 1:58.2 score at Fredericton Raceway. Woodmere Rondevous drew into Post 5, he was a winner in his last outing in 1:57.1 at Red Shores Charlottetown. The rest of the colts go in races 4, 9 and 12.   The card also feature two divisions of the Atlantic Aged pacing mares series, the Race 2 Fathers of Confederation Descendant Pace features General Luckypercy, Ramblinglily and Stayouofmyaffair. The second $3,278 leg goes in Race 5 and features Icandothat and For All We Know.   The 13th Race feature hosts the best the Maritimes have to offer, All Turain has drawn into Post 6 fresh off a victory in the Jennie and Joe Chippin in Fredericton. He will go up against Ultimate Luck, Modern Xhibit and Astor.   The Bell Alliant Race Day Show will carry all the action, visit www.redshores.ca to find all the racing information.   by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

Charlottetown PE - The former Maritime stakes winner Forever Paradise is once again enjoying the fresh Island air. The four-year-old gelded son of Western Paradise picked up his second straight feature victory at Red Shores Charlottetown on Thursday night, stopping the clock in 1:56.1.   Driver Marc Campbell hustled Forever Paradise to the lead before a give-and-go with pocket sitter I D K, Cutting out all the numbers of :27.4, :57.3, :127, Forever Paradise opened up and won by three lengths for owner Reg MacPherson and trainer Kevin MacLean. I D K held for second and Mcjestic was third. The win was part of a driving double for Campbell who won earlier in the card with Kyle Wilkie trainee Mademoiselle Neeld.   Honor Roll has been on quite a roll of her own, the five-year-old daughter of Mach Three picked up her fifth straight victory in 1:59.2 for co-owner and driver Brian Andrew. As her previous four victories, Honor Roll came from out of the clouds to pick up the victory in race 10. She is also owned by Bill Andrew and Blake Andrew. Ronnie Gass is the trainer. Brian also had a double on the card winning with Lace in Race 2.   A light upset in the Open Trot seen Frill Seeker defeat his seven rivals in 2:00.4 for the Ebbsfleet Stables. Driver - trainer Kenny Arsenault gained the fourth position off of the wings before rushing to the front just past the half, winning by a third-of-a-length over the bettors choice Zip The Lip. Pleasure Girls was third.   Jason Hughes picked up a driving and training double on the card winning with Rocks Confession in 2:01.. He also took the evenings Open Mares race with Stayoutofmyaffair in 1:57.   It is with sadness that Red Shores confirms the death of Northern Zoom during tonight's race program. Our condolences are with the horse's owner, trainer and driver. Northern Zoom was transported to the Atlantic Vet College where and autopsy will be performed.   Racing returns to Red Shores Charlottetown on Saturday night with a 6 p.m. post time. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Forever Paradise will aim to topple seven foes in the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash card. Marc Campbell will sit behind Forever Paradise from post 3 in the race 11 $2,000 feature pace for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. The four-year-old son of Western Paradise was a top stakes performer on the east coast the past two years but had spent much of 2014 racing in the United States. He has registered a 1:55.1 victory since returning to P.E.I., and race analyst Les MacIsaac will place his faith in the pacer. "He Has not been worse than second since returning to familiar surroundings and last time out earned an impressive new speed badge," MacIsaac said of Forever Paradise. "Don't rule out a repeat." He will face two tough rivals in Perfect Escape (Ron Matheson) and IDK (Vincent Poulton), who both show miles in 1:55 and change. Other entries include Mcjestic (Corey MacPherson), Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes), First Art Down (Ken Murphy), Teddys Place (Thane Arsenault) and Cabo Pan Lucas (Daniel MacDonald). The $1,850 Open trot lines up in race 5 with Zip The Lip favoured from post 5 for driver Brian MacPhee and trainer Donald Sweet. Sweet co-owns with fellow O'Leary resident Orville Willis. The six-year-old son of Ken Warkentin leaves from post 5 and brings in impressive form with a 2:01.2 victory in his last outing and a bang-up second the start before in the $10,700 P.E.I. Trotting Series final, won by Mopey Corey. His competition in the Thursday night Open trot includes Pleasure Girls (MacPherson), Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy), Lyrical Lindy (Hughes), Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew), Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass), Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) and Howmacs Pride (Campbell). Atlantic Canada's top pacing mares will go full throttle in race 9 for a $2,250 pot. Race Analyst MacIsaac selects post 1 starter Stayoutofmyaffair to land in the winner's circle for trainer-driver Hughes and owner Robi Hughes of Stratford. "Having been first or second in four of her last five starts should tell you all you need to know about her current form," MacIsaac said. "The rail just adds to her appeal." She will have to fight off a field of seven including the Jackie Matheson trained duo of For All We Know (Gary Chappell) and General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson). by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Fresh off taking a new lifetime mark in his last start Shock The Rock converted of a perfect second over trip to take the Saturday night feature at Red Shores' Charlottetown in 1:56.3 for driver Corey MacPherson.   Eagle Jolt blasted off the gate from the rail before relinquishing Touch Of Lightning to the lead in :27.4, after clearing at the quarter he laid down fractions of :57.3 and 1:27.3 before Shock The Rock flipped three wide around the final strides to nail Eagle Jolt up the passing lane. Tempo Seelster was third.   The win gave the duo of trainer Blair MacLeod and MacPherson two wins on the card, winning earlier with Gramercy Hanover. MacPherson picked up a triple winning with Pacific Oak. Bethany MacLeod owns Shock The Rock.   It was a night of multiple victories. Jason 'The Blue Knight' Hughes also head a hat trick on the card including a training double from his own stable. He started things off with Camco Tom Tom for trainer Tom Weatherbie. He followed that up with Tobins Lady and Silverhill Blaze from his own stable.   Veteran driver Walter Cheverie continues to stay hot, picking up a driving double on the card. He picked up a shocking victory in the evenings trot class winning with J K Queen in 2:02.3 for owners Norman Clarey and Joe Smallwood. The seven-year-old daughter of Nikes Image returned $86.60 to his backers. Cheverie than closed out the card with a wire-to-wire victory aboard Leading Camdidate.   Six hours after picking up a victory in the Maritimer in Saint John the connection of owner Reg MacPherson, trainer Kevin MacLean and driver Marc Campbell teamed up to score the fastest mile of the night winning with Forever Paradise in 1:55.1. by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

The $ 20,000 harness racing James Roach MacGregor Memorial will line up behind the gate in the race 12 finale on Friday night at Red Shores Charlottetown. Post-time is 7 p.m. The field of six, features four Gold Cup and Saucer trial starters that didn't qualify for the $75, 000 final and two others. The millionaire pacer Up The Credit has drawn into Post 2 for trainer - driver Carl Jamieson. The six-year-old Western Terror stallion finished fifth in his trial, pacing his mile in 1:53.1 for Ryan Ellis. The former winner of the $ 1.5 million North American Cup as a three-year-old is owned by Jamieson, Thomas Kyron and Joanne Morrison. Mach Wheel has drawn the coveted rail as he takes his stab at the lions share of the $ 20,000 purse. He was also a fifth place finisher in his Gold Cup and Saucer trial, pacing his own mile in 1:53 for owner - trainer Shane Arsenault. He was a winner two starts back at Grand River Raceway in 1:54.2. Island native Paul Mackenzie will do the driving. The brother duo of trainer Patrick Shepherd and driver Robert Shepherd will send out Duke Did It from post 4. He was a disappointing sixth in his trial which came one start after setting the track record at Truro Raceway in 1:53.2, his win streak was halted at four too. Owned by Ivan Petersheim, the nine-year-old son of Bettors Delight will look to regain form on Friday night. The only Maritime owned horse in this year's Gold Cup and Saucer trials, Astor, has drawn Post 5 in the compact field of six. He finished sixth in his Trial for Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, NS. Jason Hughes does the training and driving. One of the stars on the Maritime Free-for-all scene, Astor will look to show his Ontario invaders what P.E.I. is all about. Blissfull Bro (post 3) and Windfall Blue Chip (post 6), round out the field for the MacGregor memorial. The top three-year-old fillies the Maritimes have to offer will be on display Friday night in two Gold divisions of the Lady Slipper. Last year's top filly looks to be regaining her form heading into her $12, 700 Gold divisions, Saulsbrook Alana has drawn into post 6 in Race 9. The daughter of Western Paradise has back-to-back 1:56 and change victories for owner Reg MacPherson and trainer Kevin MacLean. The winner of just shy of $ 80,000 lifetime will get the services of Marc Campbell. Her bridesmaid last week, Absolootly Hot draws into post 3 for the Dooley Boys Racing Stable and Scott Hubbard. She paced her mile in 1:56.4 beaten only a length-and-a-quarter by Saulsbrook Alana. The daughter of Coasttocoast Yankee is trained by Earl Watts. Kenny Arsenault will do the driving for the second straight start. I C Anastro, Sea Anna Win, Pictonian Sareta, Babies Gigolo, Libertys Gig and Dusty Lane Dora round out the full-filed of eight. The 2014 Maritime Breeders champion Lovineveryminute will look to dethrone the winner of four-in-a-row Elm Grove Inarush. Lovineveryminute draws into post 5 for the River Valley Management, Windemere Farms and Lana Murphy. She has just shy of $ 60,000 in lifetime earnings. Earl Watts does the training while Todd Trites will handle the driving. Elm Grove Inarush will look to extend her win streak to five from Post 3, her last two victories have come in a career best 1:55.3 for driver Mark Bradley. The daughter of Coasttocoast Yankee is owned by Blaine Thibeau, Eddy Doucette, Gordon Macleod and Grant Mann, Doucette does the training. Mackenzie will handle the driving duties as he looks to take the late double with her and Mach Wheel. Brickyard Val, Fleurje, Briannas Angel, Bettim Jenny, Outrageous Spirit and Sail Through round out the field. The P.E.I Trotting Series Final sponsored by the PEIHRIA will line up behind the starting gate in Race 7 for a purse of $ 10, 700. Eight of the best trotters the Maritimes have to offer will contest for the largest purse they will race for this season. Zip The Lip has drawn the rail position for owner Orville Willis and Donald Sweet, fresh off of a victory in the second leg, the Sweet trainee will get the Brian MacPhee in the bike. The aged veteran of the field, the 14-year-old Abundaspin will leave from post 3, The richest starter in the field with over $477, 000 in lifetime earnings the Harold Shepherd trainee will get son Robert in the bike. Frill Seeker has drawn Post 4, after a break, a win, a break and a win since coming to P.E.I, his owners the Ebbslfeet Stables will hope the streak stays in-tacked for this week. Kenny Arsenault does the training at the driving. Beer Maggs, Pleasure Girls, Lyrical Lindy, Majian Dillon and Mopey Corey round out the field. Bo Ford

Three new lifetime marks stole the harness racing show in the Atlantic Sire Stakes 'A' divisions on Monday afternoon at Red Shores' Charlottetown. The fastest of the four divisions came in Race 7 when Rancousy picked up his second straight victory and fourth in his last five starts. The Darren Crowe trainee wired the field from Post 4 laying down fractions of :28.4, :58.1 and 1:26.4 before stopping the tele-timer in a lifetime best 1:55.4. The Western Paradise - Too Spicy For You colt is owned by Don Smith of Brookside, NS. With the victory, Rancousy pushes his three-year-old earnings to over $ 20,000. Just A Professor finished second and Woodmere Artisan was third. Hollywoodgigolo knocked the Atlantic Sire Stakes monkey off of his back picking up a pocket sitting victory by a neck for owner Scott Dunn. Mike Stevenson bladed the Ameripan Gigolo gelding off the wings and dropped him into the two-hole behind fraction setter Settlement Request, before nailing him on the line in a lifetime best 1:57.4 Settlement Request hung on for second after cutting clockings of :29.3, :58.1 and 1:27.3. J Ps Warrior finished third. Driver Gilles Barrieau worked out a masterful drive aboard his own trainee Tobins Fusion in the 11th race. Leaving from Post 5 Barrieau fired his charge off of the wings, before taking back into the four spot watching a battle ensue for the lead as Touch Of Lightning and Earl Smith insisted on the lead. Barrieau moved out past the five-eights and made a late charge nailing Touch Of Thunder on the line in 1:58.1 a lifetime best. Race 9, The only 'A' division that didn't end in a lifetime mark was won by the Maritime Breeders Champion Arties Magic and driver Todd Trites. The Earl Watts trainee left off the gate from the rail and watched an early battle between Rebelseven and Dumas Walker unfold, Myles Heffernan dropped Dumas Walker back into the three spot before moving back out and attacking first over, Island Gigolo moved out late for catch-driver Barrierau but Arties Magic used the passing lane to win by a nose in 1:58.2 for owners Windemere Farms and Clive Balderston. Four divisions of 'B' colts lined up with Tyron My Gigolo, Pictonian Storm, Come On Gigolo and N Expense picked up victories. It was a big day for stallion Ameripan Gigolo winning four of the 11 races on the card. Driver Marc Campbell took a trip down memory lane in the second, winning with the 11-year-old Rebelryan in 2:00.1 picking up his 55th lifetime victory for owner - trainer Kevin MacLean. Over half of those victories have come with Campbell in the drivers seat. Bo Ford

Charlottetown PE- Old Home Week is officially in full swing and Saturday afternoon marks the first double header of Old Home Week 2014. The 12-dash card will feature the first showing of the Atlantic Sire Stakes, with three 'A' and three 'B' stakes for three-year-old fillies scheduled for a 1 p.m. post time. The Atlantic Sire Stakes 'A' action gets underway in Race 7 with the two top fillies in the Maritimes set to do battle. Elm Grove Inarush has drawn post 2. The three-year-old Coasttocoast Yankee - Seawind Alpha filly come into the $9,500 'A' division with three straight victories including a track record performance in her last start at Inverness Raceway, she stopped the clock in 1:55.3. The Seawind Amg bred filly is owned by Blaine Thibeau, Gordon Macleod, Grant Mann and trainer Eddy Doucette. Regular driver Mark Bradley will be in the bike as the filly closes in on $80,000 in career earnings. The Maritime Breeders champion Lovineveryminute has drawn the outside post 6. Bred and co-owned by River Valley Management along with Lana Murphy and Windemere Farms, the Western Paradise - Deliver Me daughter is trained by Earl Watts, Todd Trites will handle the driving duties. A winner of five races this year, Lovineveryminute finished second to Elm Grove Inarush last start pacing her mile in 1:56.2. Woodmere Trulyblue, Sail Through, Libertys Gig and Gracious Minnie round out the field. Last year's two-year-old champion looks to be rounding back into form as a three-year-old, Saulsbrook Alana found her way back to the winner circle in Inverness last week winning in 1:56.4 by seven lengths for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford, Kevin MacLean is the trainer on the winner of just under $75,000 lifetime. Marc Campbell will pilot 'Alana' from post 4 in Race 9. Last weeks second place finisher Fleurje has drawn into post 3 for the Buntainwood Farms and trainer Nick Oakes. The Ameripan Gigolo filly will reunite with regular driver Jason Hughes. Dusty Lane Dora, Outrageous Spirit, Sea Anna Win and Absolootly Hot complete the competition. Race 11 is the final division of the Atlantic Sire Stakes 'A' divisions, Post 3 starter Pictonian Sareta will try and get the Sire Stakes monkey off of her back. The Western Paradise - Southview Selena filly has four top three finishes from four Atlantic Sire Stakes starts and will look to get into the Sire Stakes winner circle this time around for owner Dan Ross and trainer - driver Mike Stevenson. Waterhook will make her 'A' division start after winning a 'B' stake during Lobsterfest week. The daughter of Articulator has drawn post 1 and has been installed as the morning line choice for owner Bruce Wood. The trainer - driver combination of Jackie Matheson and Gilles Barrieau handle the controls. Charlottes Style, Newsmaker, Bettim Jenny and Briannas Angel are the other starters. Atlantic Sire Stakes 'B' action goes in races 5, 8 and 10. Tarahumara is listed as the favourite in race 5, Race 8 favourite Babies Gigolo has drawn post 2 and the 10th race favourite is J J Mistress. The Race 12 feature will host a field of eight starters and will also include Hurrah 4 Island Charities. Hurrah has drawn post 7 for trainer - driver Mark Bradley. All of Hurrah's earning for the month of August will be donated to the P.E.I. Special Olympics as part of the Hurrah 4 Island Charities. Two aged trots will go in races 1 and 3. Glencove Umay has drawn Post 6 in the first race for owner - trainer Carl Bagnall. Newcomer Rate Exchange will make his Island debut in race 3, the winner of over $400, 000 lifetime is trained by Jonah Moase and Campbell will do the driving. Bo Ford

Summerside, PE - The top three-year-old harness racing colts from around the Maritimes will line up behind the starting gate on Friday night. Red Shores Summerside will play host to three 'A' divisions of the Atlantic Sire Stakes with the first division going to post in Race 4. First-race post time at 7 pm. The first division will have five noses up on the wings. J J Laser has drawn the rail for Summerside's leading driver Marc Campbell. Owned by Reg MacPherson of Stratford and trained by Kevin MacLean, the son of Ameripan Gigolo is the 5-2 morning line favourite. Tobins Fusion is the richest pacer in the field, he is saddled with the outside post 5 for owners Boyd MacDonald, Dan Ross and Charles Seymour. The winner of $33,939 lifetime gets trainer Gilles Barrieau in the bike. J Ps Warrior (3-1), Super S Yzerman (4-1) and Woodmere Rondevous (6-1) round out the field. In Race 8 the Kentucky Headhunters may not be in town for the races but the three-year-old gelding Dumas Walker is. The gelded son of Western Success - Im A Realist draws post one for co-owner, trainer and driver Myles Heffernan. Jackie Heffernan co-owns. Arties Magic leaving from post 2 is carrying a three race win streak including a 1:57.3 victory in the Maritime Breeders final into Race 8. Todd Trites gets the lines from trainer Earl Watts and owners Windemere Farms and Clive Balderson. Hollywood Gigolo will get Brodie MacPhee for the first time from post 3. The power packed lineup includes Pictonian Storm ( Mike Stevenson ), Rancousy ( Darren Crowe ) and Rebelseven (Campbell). The 2013 Island Breeders Champion Settlement Request will look to get back on track after a sub par start to the 2014 racing season in the final 'A" division. He has drawn into post 5 for owners Alfred Barrieau and Michael Clinton. Gilles Barrieau does the training and driving. Just A Professor is installed as the 5-2 favourite for owners Creston Gillis, Michael Clarey and John Clarey. John does the training and they will call on Stevenson to handle the driving duties. Elm Grove Intrepid, Touch Of Thunder, Wine To Go and Mr Vaive will also compete for the $9,420 purse. Friday's card has three 'B' divisions on tap starting in Race 2. Each division carries a purse of $2,500. The free-legged Barrett Jackson will look to extend his win streak to three races when he takes his post 7 position behind the gate during the Friday night finale. 'Barrett' is coming in off of back to back scores of 1:57 and 1:57.2 respectably for owner Neal Moase. Jonah Moase who supports a sparkling .404 UTRS handles the training duties while youngster Dale Spence gets the drive. Frill Seeker is a newcomer to the Kenny Arsenault stable, the six-year-old Angus Hall - Yankee Frilly gelding will make his first start on red soil in the Race 3 trot. Arsenault will also do the driving. For the complete list of entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca . Lee A. Drake

Summerside, PE - It was a stakes Sunday as Red Shores Summerside hosted the Ruby Chappell stakes for three-year-old fillies and the Bob Dewar stakes for three-year-old pacing colts. Saulsbrook Alana made her 2014 stake's debut a winning one in her $6,200 division of the Ruby Chappell in race 11. Under the command of Gilles Barrieau, the award winning filly shot to the lead from post 7 and cruised through fractions of 28.4, 58.3 and 1:28.1 stopping the timer in 1:57 flat. Charlottes Style (Kenny Arsenault) was second by a quarter of a length with Tobins Beauty(Brodie MacPhee) taking third place honors. Saulsbrook Alana is owned by Reg MacPherson, Stratford and trained by Kevin MacLean. The other Chappell divisional winners went to Pictonian Sareta for the Daniel Ross stable of Belfast, PE, Dusty Lane Dora, owned by Ron Gass, Cornwall and Elm Grove Inarush for the ownership group of Blaine Thibeau, Eddie Doucette, Gordon MacLeod and Grant Mann, Kensington, PE. The three-year-old colts took center stage in four divisions of the Bob Dewar Memorial stakes. Waterside Light, owned by former NHL star Hilliard Graves, Charlottetown, wired the first split of the Dewar with a 1:57 for driver Kenny Arsenault. Atlantic Breeders Crown champion Dumas Walker delivered as the post time favorite in the second heat for Myles Heffernan of Glace Bay, N.S. in 1:57.1. Tobins Fusion took top honors for Gilles Barrieau in the third match-up with Super S Yzerman recovering nicely to capture the final leg of the Dewar memorial for Clare MacDonald. Mark Bradley, Gilles Barrieau and Corey MacPherson recorded driving doubles on the program as the third annual Drive for Charity kicked off during the card. Bradley is teaming up with Long Run Exploration to raise money for the Hillsboro Hospital. Barrieau is working with Metro Building Supplies as they support PEI Special Olympics. MacPherson has D&D Lawncare and Lanscaping with his cheques being donated to PEI Humane Society. The Drive for Charity has thirteen drivers earning money for Island charities until October 30, 2014. For complete results go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - All Turain takes center stage in an all-star feature event Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino. The horses will be called to the gate on the CDP oval at 6pm. All the action will be carried live at w "He's back" boomed track announcer Vance Cameron referring to All Turain when he toured the city track last week in an impressive 1:57 flat in his first start off 2014. Brodie MacPhee did the driving. It wasn't an easy journey as the pacer got roughed up early through a 28 second opener before MacPhee could rate the super-star and get him home by holding off a fast closing Perfect Escape, a new purchase from longtime owners Jack Keenan, Stratford and Joseph Dahl, Burlington, Ontario. These two will meet again but the set is different with Perfect Escape drawing the inside post 3 while All Turain, owned by Lee and Trevor Hicken, will have to draft a plan from outside post 8. Here is the field for the race 12 feature for a purse of $2,400. Sterling Seelster (pp1), Tempo Seelster(pp2), Perfect Escape(pp3), Machinthesand(pp4), Judge Jon(pp5), Touch of Lightning(pp6), R Sonoflife(pp7), All Turain(pp8). The best trotters on the East coast will perform in race 5 with last week's winner Caliban Hanover (Corey MacPherson) and Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) hooking up in the $1,550 class. They were separated by a nose last week in a photo finish for win at Summerside so watch for another close battle. Two horses on the card will try to extend their two race winning streaks. Camcun leaves from post 4 in a seven horse field in race 7 for Kenny Arsenault while Onehotvett, who claimed Sunday's feature at Summerside, comes in to try to knock off morning line favorites Dianna Santanna and Cambest Kisser in race 9. Stakes Stars Arrive at Summerside Summerside, PE - The stars are out in full force as the three-year-old fillies and colts compete in divisions of the Ruby Chappell and Bob Dewar memorial stakes Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm for the 12 dash card. The award winning Saulsbrook Alana makes her 2014 debut in Ruby Chappell memorial in race 11 with a purse of $6,200. Marc Campbell qualified the daughter of Western Paradise over Charlottetown in 1:57.2 for owner Reg MacPherson and trainer Kevin MacLean. Campbell is required to drive his own trainee Kellys Cross in the race so Gilles Barrieau gets the call to handle the filly who earned $61,473 from 13 starts in 2013. That included 9 wins and a lifetime mark of 1:55.1 taken at Summerside. The morning line favorites have been established in the other Chappell stakes and they include Sea Anna Win, owned by Tim Banks, Charlottetown, Dusty Lane Dora from the Elton Millar stable and Elm Grove Inarush trained by Eddy Doucette. The three-year-old colts, dubbed the glamour boys, will appear in four divisions of the Bob Dewar memorial beginning in race 4 when trainer Tom Weatherbie sends out Island Gigolo for owner James Pound of Hunter River. The colt put in a solid campaign last year with three wins from 10 starts. He can expect pressure from rail-sitter Waterside Light and Just a Professor. Watch for top guns Dumas Walker (Myles Heffernan) who goes behind the gate from post 3 in race 6 of the Dewar stake with Tobins Fushion, a winner of $28,235 in his two-year-old campaign, in race 8 and Arties Magic and Super S Yzerman get ready to settle the score in the final split in race 10. It's the most anticipated card of the season and it all takes place Sunday at 1pm at Red Shores Summerside. For complete entries, Jared's top picks and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca by Lee A. Drake, for Red Shores

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

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Elm Grove Inarush played the role of giant slayer Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.   Mark Bradley drove the filly to the 1:57 upset victory in the $12,500 two-year-old pacing filly Island Breeders final over Saulsbrook Alana, who saw her win streak snapped at eight. Saulsbrook Alana (Marc Campbell) was second with Sail Through (Gilles Barrieau) third. Elm Grove Inarush did all the road work with fractions of 28, 57.1 and 1:26.2 with Saulsbrook Alana advancing first over but unable to get closer than three-quarters of a length to the lead. Elm Grove Inaruch is co-owned and trained by Eddy Doucette with co-owner Grant Mann, Gordon MacLeod and Blaine Thibeau, all of Kensington. The three-year-old pacing finals were both captured by Charlottetown’s leading driver, Marc Campbell. Campbell guided Forever Paradise to victory in the $12,500 three-year-old colt pacing Island Breeders final 1:56.1 for trainer Kevin MacLean and Island owners Reg MacPherson, and David and Aaron MacKenzie. The Rev (Danny Romo) was second with Jacobs Jackpot (Barrieau) third. Western Judy won the three-year-old pacing filly final in a hard fought off-the-pace stretch drive in 1:58.2 for trainer-driver Campbell and owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown. Second went to Dianna Santanna (John Holmes) and Top Brand (Romo). The two-year-old pacing colt final saw Settlement Request (Barrieau) victorious in 1:59.2 over Dumas Walker (Myles Heffernan) and JJ Laser (Campbell). Settlement Request is owned by Alfred Barrieau and Michael Clinton of New Brunswick. The $7,500 three-year-old Island Breeders trot final was won by Oceanview Kate (Mike Stevenson) in 2:04.1 over Rash Statement (Brodie MacPhee) and Ashotinthedark (Corey MacPherson). Oceanview Kate is owned and trained by William Roloson of Belfast. Saulsbrook Pippa (MacPherson) won the two-year-old trot final in 2:08.1 with Glencove Yoshi (Stevenson) second and Ice Pop (Brian Andrew) third. Saulsbrook Pippa is co-owned and trained by John Pineau of Hunter River and Myron Ford of Harrington. Campbell had three wins on the card, while Barrieau and Holmes each had driving doubles. Total bet on the 14-dash card was $35,792. Blu Meadow Willie wins final SRW feature SUMMERSIDE, PE – Blue Meadow Willie was the final part of a Brodie MacPhee driving hat-trick winning the final card of the 2013 season Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at The Summerside Raceway. Blue Meadow Willie captured the $2,000 feature event in 1:58.4 with MacPhee in the bike for trainer and co-owner Robert MacInnis and co-owner Brenda MacInnis of Summerside. Blue Star Outlaw (Kenny Arsenault) laid down the early fractions of 28.2, 58.2, and 1:29.2 before being collared by stable mate Leading Camdidate (Jason Hughes) past three-quarters. Blue Meadow Willie then rallied from mid-pack to collar the leader by three-quarters of a length. Scootin For Joy (Stevenson) was second with Doll R General (Mark McKinnon) third. The $1,800 Open trot saw Zip The Lip victorious for driver Brian MacPhee, co-owner and trainer Donald Sweet and co-owner Orville Willis of O’Leary. Zip The Lip did all the road work to stop the clock in 2:00.1, with Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) second and Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) third. The $1,550 back-up pace was won by Le Fugueur (Marc Campbell) in 1:58.1 for trainer Darren Trainor and owner Jennifer Trainor of Vernon River. The win cemented Campbell as the top driver of the 2013 Summerside meet with 42 victories, and Trainor as the top trainer with 15 wins on the season. Campbell, Arsenault and Brian MacPhee all scored driving doubles on the card. Total bet for the 14-dash card was $19,969. by Nicholas Oakes 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 www.redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes  

Summerside, PE – Red Shores Summerside hosted two divisions of the Maritime Breeders Finals for trotters Sunday. Phantom Beau, driven by Kenny Arsenault, delivered as the post time favorite in the two-year-old contest in 2:08.2 over a sloppy track with a three second variant due to rain. The colt, trained by John Pineau, took the lion’s share of the $8,600 purse with Dusty Lane Galaxy and Glencove Yoshi rounding out the top three pay-outs. Peter Breau of Moncton, N.B. is the winning owner. Rash Statement upset the field to win the three-year-old $7,100 MBA final. Walter Cheverie put the trotter on the front and turned away all challengers for the gate to wire victory. The race was named in honor of John “Buddy” Campbell. The son of Northern Bailey is owned and trained by Joe Smallwood of Stratford. Meridian Farms bred the champion. I Aint No Lady (Garth Coles) was second while West River Xcel(Clare MacDonald) was third. Cheverie had a driving triple on the day. Meridian Farms also presented three divisions of the David Rose Memorial series. Driver Corey MacPherson swept all three of the Rose series with Keystone Nobility, Micrometerjack and Life Savior in their respective splits. The top class went to Le Fugueur for Marc Campbell in 2:01.4. The horse is conditioned by Darren Trainor for his wife Jennifer. Dumas Walker and Saulsbrook Alana Claim Maritime Breeders Titles Charlottetown, PE – The Maritime Breeders Finals for two-year colts and fillies were center stage Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Dumas Walker, with co-owner and trainer Myles Heffernan in the bike, won the $33,000 MBA final in 1:57.4. The colt earned his biggest paycheck of the season while notching his ninth win of the campaign including his third in a row. Heffernan, a resident of Glace Bay, N.S., shares the ownership papers with Joseph Poirier of Nova Scotia. Settlement Request (Marc Campbell) closed hard for second with Mr Comraderie (Mike Stevenson) holding on for third. Saulsbrook Alana captured the $29,200 Maritime Breeders Final for two-year-old fillies in 1:57 flat. The Kevin MacLean trainee earned her eighth consecutive victory. The daughter of Western Paradise has $58,223 in the bank for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Marc Campbell, who enjoyed another big night at the office with four winners on the card, engineered the trip putting the filly on the lead on route to the half. The pacing star never looked back. Elm Grove Inarush (Mark Bradley) was second with Absolootly Hot (Brodie MacPhee) third. The fastest mile of the night went to All Turain in 1:55.1. “He’s in a league all of his own” boomed track announcer Vance Cameron as the four-year-old gelding powered through the stretch for his seventh win in a row. Brodie MacPhee did the driving for owners Lee Hicken of Charlottetown and trainer Trevor Hicken of Montague. MacPhee changed tatics sending All Turain off the gate to take command of the field through fractions of 27.3, 56.3 and 1:26.3. Touch of Lightning stalked the leader and settled for second for Earl Smith while Narragansett, with Norris Rogers in the bike, completed the triactor. In other action, Zip the Lip scored back to back winning performances in the open trot for Brian MacPhee. The time of the mile was 2:00.4. Orville Willis and Donald Sweet of O’Leary own the trotter. Brand of my Own, (John Holmes) and Modern Girl (Mike Stevenson) won their respective divisions of the Louis McIsaac Memorial for the fans series presented by Meridian Farms. by Lee Drake 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 www.redshores.ca. 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 www.redshores.ca   by Lee Drake for Red Shores  

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