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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 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 by Lee Drake, 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 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 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 by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

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

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

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

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

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

Charlottetown, PE - The fall race schedule is officially underway at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as harness racing moves to Saturday afternoon. Post time is 1pm. Big League has been established as the morning line favorite in the afternoon featured 12th race from post six. Marc Campbell will drive the pacer for trainer-owner Jonah Moase of Cornwall. The victory would be sweet for Campbell with the race named in honor of his grandfather Charles MacDonald of Orwell. The gelding was roughed up early in his last start but has been posting some impressive miles in the 2013 campaign with 11 wins from 22 starts including a track record performance at Exhibition Park Raceway. The field is deep with talent with Touch of Lightning (Earl Smith) posed to strike from post seven while Narrgansett, a fast closer, draws inside for Jason Hughes. Nobestbfor steps up after his 1:56.3 score and lands on the pylons for owner-driver Walter Cheverie. Leading Camdidate, Machinthesand and Balanchine are all capable of taking top honors in the $2,400 event. The card will also showcase the Louis McIsaac memorial claiming series presented by Meridian Farms. The series highlighted a for the fans promotion that continues prior to the horses being called to the gate in race 11. Brand of My Own, a three-year-old colt by Brandons Cowboy gets top call from race secretary Gerard Smith and race analyst Les MacIsaac. The Thane Mann trainee was sent away as the post time favorites in each leg of the division. Terry Gallant will do the driving for owners Glenda Chappell and Albert Gamble of North Granville. The $5,900 final has Rash B Havior, Whosurwinner, Summerville Deb, Vengance, Charlottes Ace, Evalina, Showhall and Modern Girl. In other action, Zip the Lip will attempt his third win in a row when he competes in the open trot while Dirt Track Momma (Campbell) will try to extend their streak. Campbell has a number of live drives on the program. For race programs, results and live video go to Fields Set for David Rose Memorial Consolation and Final at Summerside Summerside, PE - Red Shores Summerside will host the David Rose Memorial consolation and final, presented by Meridian Farms, during a 12 dash race program Sunday. Post time 1pm. The action will be carried live at Micrometerjack and driver Corey MacPherson go into the Rose final as the top choice after posting back to back winning performances. Trained by Gerald Dunn, for owner Brian Foley of Charlottetown, Micrometerjack leaves from post four in the $6,400 event. Outside the Wire (Mike Stevenson) will have to maneuver from the back tier but this guy could be well spotted when the wings fold if Life Savior (Jason Hughes) or Casimr Luciano (Vaughn Doyle) decide to make a sprint to the top. The other finalists include Keystone Nobility, Rebelforce, McDaisy Cutter, Lyndale Royal and Flag of Honor. The $3,000 consolation is staged on race 8 with Huronexpress being established at 5-2 odds. Pierre Luc Roy will do the driving for trainer Mitch Tierney. This combination will be looking for a better result this week after an early mis-cue took him out of the race in his last start. Last Art on Deck, with catch-driver Ken Murphy and Gwinning Gwen (Jason Hughes) are also considered triactor candidates. Let's Trade Ladies has drawn the rail in the $1,000 trot division for trainer Garth Cole. I Aint No Lady, also trained by Cole, will be handled by Brian MacPhee. Saulsbrook Pippa, Berto Coquette, Hopedale Dora, Northern Zoom and Pure at Heart complete the roster. For entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores. Lee A. Drake

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

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

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

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

Can New Brunswick harness racing history be made two straight weeks? We will find out that burning question as Fredericton Raceway, hosted by Horse Racing New Brunswick, presents a double-header.   Action will kick off at high noon with another card to follow at 4:00 P.M. Major attractions of the day are the Bill Quigg stakes, Atlantic Mares Pacing Series, Goodine Memorial and culminating in the prestigious Jennie & Joe Chippin Memorial invitational.   This past Friday, Neal Moase's Big League and twenty-year-old teamster Dale Spence Jr. shocked the Maritime racing fraternity with a jaw-dropping 1:53.4 new track record at E.P.R. He shaved four-fifths of a second off the old mark, and now eyes history on Saturday afternoon.   He will be one of five entrants looking to win this years edition of the Jennie & Joe Chippin Memorial pace for $ 6500.   Big League took his first lifetime steps as a yearling in nearby Norton, N.B. In 2011, under the watchful eye of Sean Dooley, he went undefeated as a two-year-old and was sold after a brief stop in Ontario.   David MacDonald, a Halifax businessman, then brought back Big League to the Maritimes where he was in turn sold to Neal Moase. It has turned into one of the best buys for Moase along with his son Jonah who handles the training chores.   Saturday, Big League will bust the gate from post-five and you can be sure young Spence will be looking to get an early seat on top. He will have his work cut out for him with four other rivals. All Turain, who was second in last weeks historic race, will have post one for Brodie MacPhee.   Terry Gallant and Proven Lover also ships in from P.E.I and get post-two. He is known for his early speed and should make things interesting. Lucky Encounter gets posts three for Alex Sobey and sports a win this year in 1:54.4 over P.E.I.   Rounding out the field is Greatheart Hanover, a five-year-old pacer who is winless this year in the Maritimes but sports some good credentials on his race lines. Jason Hughes will get the drive on the pacer from the number four spot.   Horse Racing New Brunswick thanks all horsemen and fans for their support of FREX 2013 and Saturday afternoon could be another day for the record books.   by Scott Waddell

Summerside, PE – Cambest Kisser, owned by Donald and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge and trained by Stephen Quinn, won the Monday afternoon feature race at Red Shores Summerside in 1:58.1. Jason Hughes, who enjoyed a big day at the office with five winners, mapped out the successful trip sitting mid-pack throughout the mile to rally late and beat Bet the House (Walter Cheverie) and King of Rock (Brodie MacPhee). Every Day, who set fractions of 28.1, 58.1 and 1:27.4, faded to fourth to complete the superfecta ticket. The Hughes-Quinn team also teamed up for victories with Stayoutofmyaffair, Twin B Token and BR Power Surge. Hughes and trainer Nick MacGillivray scored with Last Art on Deck. The fastest mile of the day went to Private Joke and Michael McGuigan in 1:57.1. The mare is trained by Earl Watts for owners Wade Peconi, Breadalbane – Windemere Farms and John Howatt, North Wiltshire. Abundaspin claimed the trot class for driver Harold Shepherd in 2:02.1. The 13 year-old trot star recorded his 11th win from 27 starts this season for owner Mikeala Lustic, Warren Grove. Kenny Arsenault and Terry Gallant had driving doubles on the program. by Lee Drake

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