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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a front end trip there was no stopping Euchred in the Saturday evening feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The $2,900 event saw Euchred and driver David Dowling stack their competition three-wide around the first turn and make Doctor Royal (Driven by Gilles Barrieau), riding a three-race win streak, duck into the three-hole. Euchred then ran the rest of the mile relatively uncontested through fractions of 28.1, 57.4 and 1:27.3 before closing out the mile in 1:57.1. Adkins Hanover (Corey MacPherson) drafted along for the deuce at the longest odds on the board while Revenant (Adam Merner) was third. Euchred paid $20.00 on the nose to win for owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. Sodwana Bay started off her 2019 season with ease as she ran the gauntlet on top to win the $2,800 Fillies and Mares Open pace on the program for trainer-driver Barrieau and owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire. The daughter of No Pan Intended stopped the clock in 1:57.2 over Innocent Kiss (Merner) and Nomatterwhen (Dale Spence). Marc Campbell had a training and driving double on the Saturday evening program to continue his lead in both categories at the capital oval. Glasgow Gracie was a 2:02.2 victor in race one for Campbell, while Eagle Jolt captured a $1,900 class in 1:59.2 later in the program from the Campbell stable. For race replays and more visit www.Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores        

MILTON, May 18, 2019 - The SBOA Stakes finals and a season debut victory by McWicked highlighted a busy Fireworks and Family Fun Night on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Reigning harness racing Horse of the Year McWicked made a statement in his season debut by winning the $34,000 Preferred in 1:49.4. The Casie Coleman trainee came first up on the far turn from mid-pack and used the entire length of the stretch to wear down Sintra for a thrilling victory. Sintra made a second-quarter move to the top and led by the half in :55.2. The Stephanie Jamieson trainee and driver Jody Jamieson created separation on their rivals by pacing a :27.3 third-quarter. McWicked was more than four lengths from Sintra turning for home and delivered a stunning performance in the lane to track down and pace by Sintra in the final strides for a victory of just over a length. McWicked season debut victory snapped Sintra's win streak at seven. P L Jackson finished third, while American Virgin was fourth. Now eight-years-old, McWicked is back to defend his Canadian and American Horse of the Year title. He won 12 of 19 starts and earned $1.6 million last season to bring his career earnings to over $4 million for owner S S G Stables. The 35th career victory for McWicked saw him return $3 for a $2 win ticket. Sunny Dee And Haveoneforme captured their respective SBOA Stakes finals for Ontario sired three-year-old fillies. Bob McIntosh trainee Sunny Dee went to the front and never looked back to collect a 1:53 victory. The daughter of Sunshine Beach and driver Trevor Henry muscled to the top and posted fractions of :27.2, :57.1 and 1:24.4 before pacing home in :28.1 to win by 3 ½ lengths over fellow McIntosh student Thats Incredible. Better Single finished third, while Village Joules was fourth. Sunny Dee                                               --New Image Media photo        Sunny Dee is now undefeated in seven career starts for owner/breeders Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, C S X Stables and Al McIntosh Holdings Inc. Her career earnings now sit at $135,645. A $2 win ticket on Sunny Dee returned $3.30. Richard 'Nifty' Norman trainee Haveoneforme delivered another powerful performance to win the $164,290 final for three-year-old trotting fillies. Driver Paul MacDonell had the daughter of Kadabra placed mid-pack and sat second-over turning for home. Bright Eyes M, who came first-up, claimed the lead at the top of the lane and trotted home strong in attempt to hold the lead. However, Haveoneforme was too much and stormed by in the final sixteenth to win by a length and a quarter in 1:56.1. Mattys Smilin finished third, while Presto Change O was fourth. Haveoneforme has now won five of seven starts in her first season on the track. The SBOA final victory increased her earnings to $118,742 for owners Enzed Racing Stable Inc, Mel Hartman and Little E LLC. Haveoneforme                                  --New Image Media photo A $2 win ticket on Haveoneforme returned $2.50. Saturday evening's card kicked off the 2019 Championship meet at Mohawk Park. Reinsman Louis Philippe Roy and trainer Richard Moreau were recognized for leading their respective categories during the Winter/Spring meet. Roy led all drivers with 141 wins, which was 17 more than nearest rival Sylvain Filion. Moreau finished the Winter/Spring meet with 119 wins, 59 more than runner-up Rod Boyd. Live racing resumes Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m. REPLAYS: www.YouTube.com/WoodbineReplays   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications

MILTON, May 18, 2019 - Harness racing driver Doug McNair kicked off his weekend in style by winning six-races on Friday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Guelph, Ontario resident drove in 10 of the 11 races contested and found the winner's circle in more than half of his appearances. McNair's most notable victory of his six came behind six-year-old pacing mare Seaswift Joy N ($2.90) in the $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred Handicap. It was the second win in as many starts locally for the Tony Alagna trainee. The regular visits to the winner's circle for McNair began in the second-race with three-year-old pacing filly Sports Flix ($11.60), who is trained by Gregg McNair. The father-son duo teamed up to win the fourth-race with sophomore pacing filly Swift Ally ($6.30). McNair's victory with Swift Ally started a stretch of three-consecutive wins in the middle of the card, as he picked up victories with six-year-old pacer Santanna Tony ($27.60) for trainer Pat Shepherd and three-year-old pacing filly Deb ($7.20) for trainer James 'Friday' Dean. Following his fifth win of the night with Seaswift Joy N in the ninth-race, McNair collected his sixth and final victory with Rod Boyd trained four-year-old pacing mare Dragon Lady Art ($4.90) in the tenth-race. McNair now has 54 wins and earnings of just under $900,000 in 439 starts this season. Fans will have an opportunity to meet McNair and fellow driver James MacDonald ahead of Saturday evening's races. The duo will be on hand near the main entrance to meet and sign autographs for fans from 5:30-6:15 p.m. McNair and MacDonald will both be competing at the upcoming World Driving Championship in Sweden. A special presentation of McNair's driving colours for the championship will take place during Saturday evening's card. Post time at Woodbine Mohawk Park is 6:45 p.m.   Mark McKelvie        

London, May 17, 2019 -- Veteran harness racing horseman Larry Fitzsimmons was inducted into The Raceway at Western Fair District's Wall of Fame on Friday night. With dozens of friends and family on hand, the career winner of more than 1,100 races and $7 million was honoured during a trackside ceremony which was followed by the unveiling of the photo that will go up on The Raceway's prestigious wall. Fitzsimmons is a native of Hanover, Ontario but has called London home since the 1970's and has won numerous training titles at the London oval over his career. Some of his more notable performers include Stonebridge Celest, Angels Uprising and Laurstar. Friday night's $12,700 Wall of Fame Pace went to National Debt in line to Rob Shepherd in 1:54.2. It was the sixth win in just 10 trips postward this season for the Colin Johnson trainee who is quickly approaching the $500,000 mark in career earnings. The Raceway is entering its final two weeks of the 2019 Spring meet which will wrap up with the Camluck Classic program on Friday, May 31st. For details on the entire evening, visit www.camluckclassic.com.   WFD Media

HAMILTON, May 17, 2019 - The eyes of harness racing will be locked on Flamboro Downs this Sunday evening for the 41st edition of the Confederation Cup. The $188,500 event for four-year-old pacers is the highlight of an 11-race card with $538,551 in purses up for grabs. The field for this year's Confederation Cup is arguably the deepest since the race became an event for four-year-olds in 2015. Trainer Ron Burke has won three of the last four editions of the Confederation Cup and enters with a strong one-two punch of eliminations winners Done Well and Dorsoduro Hanover. Done Well (PP5, Dexter Dunn) turned many heads with a stunning 1:51.4 elimination victory over a 'Sloppy' track that was listed two-seconds off. The gelded son of Well Said is one for two this season and sports career numbers of eight wins and nearly $500,000 in earnings over 23 starts. Dorsoduro Hanover (PP1, Matt Kakaley) won a wild and much-talked about second elimination for the Burke brigade. The gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere is the richest horse in this year's event with over $1.3 million in career earnings. The list of accomplishments for Dorsoduro Hanover includes victories in the Breeders Crown, Adios Pennsylvania Sires Stakes Championship and a Dan Patch award. The field for the Confederation Cup also includes O'Brien Award winner Jimmy Freight (PP2, Louis Philippe Roy). The Richard Moreau trainee overcame a post-eight starting spot in his elimination to make the final with a fourth-place finish. Jimmy Freight was last year's Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final champion and is an 18-time winner with over $1 million in career earnings. Sunday's Confederation Cup undercard is the start of the 2019 Ontario Sires Stakes season with a trio of Gold divisions for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings and five Grassroots divisions for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings scheduled. Fans attending the Confederation Cup will have an opportunity to win a share of a racehorse. Flamboro Downs is once again teaming with TheStable.ca to giveaway five shares of a racehorse. The track will cover the training expenses of those five shares for the remainder of 2019. Post time for Sunday's card is 6:55 p.m. The Confederation Cup has been carded as Race 10. The full field for the $188,500 Confederation Cup is listed below. 1. Dorsoduro Hanover (Matt Kakaley/Ron Burke) 2. Jimmy Freight (Louis Philippe Roy/Richard Moreau) 3. Pretty Handsome (Jonathan Drury/Andrew McCabe) 4. American History (Sylvain Filion/Tony Alagna) 5. Done Well (Dexter Dunn/Ron Burke) 6. The Downtown Bus (Doug McNair/Jeff Gillis) 7. Rockin Speed (Billy Davis Jr/Jared Seekman) 8. This Is The Plan (Joe Bongiorno/Ron Burke) 9. Ghost Dance (Randy Waples/Nick Gallucci) E: Courtly Choice (David Miller/Blake MacIntosh)   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications

Flamborough, May 17, 2019 - Race fans are reminded that this Sunday night the Confederation Cup from Flamboro Downs will be broadcast live on Facebook beginning at 9:30 p.m. (ET). The one-hour broadcast, part of a three-race series sponsored by the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA), will cover the $188,500 Confederation Cup in race 10 along with the 9th race which is a $23,150 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots division for three-year-old filly pacers. Mark McKelvie and Greg Blanchard will be on the desk while Jaimi MacDonald will provide paddock coverage during the show which will be aired via the Flamboro Downs , Grand River Raceway and Raceway at Western Fair District Facebook pages and streamed over the Standardbred Canada website. The next stop in the series will be the $157,000 Camluck Classic on Friday, May 31 at The Raceway with the final show covering the $250,000 (Est) Battle Of Waterloo on Monday, August 5 at Grand River. The Confederation Cup field is a stellar one led by the powerful Ron Burke-trained duo of Dorsoduro Hanover and Done Well, with the latter being installed as the 7-5 morning line choice by virtue of his powerful 1:51.4 elimination victory last Sunday night over an 'off' track. Jimmy Freight, Canada's three-year-old pacing colt of the year in 2018, overcame post 8 in his elimination with a fourth-place finish and has drawn much more favourably in the final, leaving from post position two. Post time for the Confederation Cup program is 6:55 p.m. (ET).   Greg Blanchard

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The East Coast has been nothing but kind to Doctor Royal and the pacer will look to keep his streak alive Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Dawn Ellis Abbott harness racing trainee rides a three-race win streak into the race 8 featured pace on the 9-dash Saturday program at the capital oval. First race post time is 6 P.M. Gilles Barrieau is back at the lines of Doctor Royal after teaming up to win the first two featured events of the season on P.E.I., combined with a top class win at the horse's home turf of Truro Raceway of Nova Scotia to give him three straight wins. Mick Dundee was closing the gap in last week's featured event and will get rail control for Saturday's $2,900 contest for trainer-driver Don MacNeill. Euchred was a force to be reckoned with in 2018 on the Invitational circuit and comes into the Saturday feature fresh off a 1:58.1 victory for new trainer-driver David Dowling. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with Doctor Royal getting to the wire first. "Doctor Royal has been assigned the outside post but that's the consequences of a three race win streak," MacIsaac said. "Until he shows he's vulnerable the road to the winners circle goes through him." Also in the field is Revenant (Driven by Adam Merner) and Adkins Hanover (Corey MacPherson). Sodwana Bay was nothing short of superb in 2018 and will make her seasonal debut in race 9 of the program in the $2,800 Fillies and Mares Open Pace. The Barrieau trained and driven pacer is fresh off a 2:00.3 qualifier at her winter base of Exhibition Park Raceway in New Brunswick for owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wilshire. Other top entries include Innocent Kiss (Merner) and Prettyndangerous (Dowling).   May 20, 2019 Soccer Hanover Set To Kick Off 2019 Red Shores Summerside Season SUMMERSIDE, PE - The 2019 live harness racing season kicks off with a special Victoria Day program on Monday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 9-dash card kicks off the action at 1 P.M., with a tight knit group to contest the race 8 featured pace. The $2,600 event has Soccer Hanover the morning line favourite from post 2 with David Dowling receiving the catch driving call from owner-trainer Leith Waite of Summerside. The five-year-old son of Dragon Again has been no worse than second from a pair of seasonal outings including a 1:56.1 new lifetime best on opening day at Red Shores Charlottetown. Screen Test has rail control behind the starting gate with Corey MacPherson at the lines for trainer Stephen Gass. A newcomer to Island racing, Screen Test was a third place finisher to Soccer Hanover in his first start in Eastern Canada. Iron tough aged race horse Red Magician is listed as second choice in the morning line with Adam Merner back in the bike for trainer Melissa Rennie. Also in the field is Mando Fun (Driven by Dale Spence) and Confident Fella (Mike McGuigan). The afternoon finale will serve as the back-up class on opening day at the Prince County oval. Emperor is pegged as the one to beat in the $2,200 event going postward in race 9. MacPherson will be in the race bike for owner-trainer Ralph Sweet of O'Leary from post 6. Ultimatelyhandsome is the 3-1 second choice form post 4 with Merner in the bike for trainer Sifroi Melanson while Coasttocoastshark is another top entry from post 2 the combination of driver Ken Murphy and trainer Jeff Wallace. Catch all the action live at the track or at www.Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Last year was a banner season for the harness racing pacer, Requested, who was the winningest horse of the season at the Hippodrome 3R and now makes his 2019 debut Sunday. The six-year-old stallion by Badlands Hanover posted eight wins in his 12 starts last year for owner and trainer, Jean Ducharme of Crabtree. All of his starts were at the Hippodrome 3R. On Sunday Requested starts from the second tier in post nine in the eighth race Preferred-Handicapped Pace and will be driven by Simon Delisle. Requested's normal driver, Francis Picard, is committed to driver Outlaw Turn N Burn (post 4). It will most certainly not be a walk in the park for Requested as he faces stiff competition from HP Patriote (post five) and Surf Report (post eight). A former Quebec-Bred Series Champion, HP Patriote is trained by Gerard Demers for the GLD, Inc. Stable and Claude Hamel. The eight-year-old gelded by Vintage Master is shipping back to the Hippodrome 3R off an impressive 1:54 triumph at Rideau Carleton Raceway's five-eighths mile track. It was his third win this season. Surf Report is unbeaten in his first two starts at the Hippodrome 3R with Tyler Jones in the sulky. They have teamed together for owner-trainer Francis Guillemettel of Trois-Rivieres and make a formattable pair. A seven-year-old gelding by Sportswriter, Surf Report has four wins this year. Last week he was super impressive with Jones, holding the field at bay the entire one-mile race, winning by three and one-half lengths in 1:55. Surf Report has won both his last two starts on the front end and with having to start from the far outside in post eight, may be expected to go after the lead again. H3R regular, Bali, goes from post seven and other contenders include Windsun Cheyenne (post 6) and Rose Run Slider (post 3). The seventh race Preferred Handicapped Trot features the return of longshot winner, Jamigo, from post six. Last week, when the two favorites went off-stride, Jamigo kept his cool and went on to win with ease at nearly 20-1 odds, paying $41.50 to win. Jamingo will take on Upvote Hanover (post 5), Holiday Party (post 7) and Rocky Boy (post 8). Track Notes: The Hippodrome 3R will start Friday night racing next week on May 24 with first race post time at 7:00 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

The Miss Versatility series for trotting mares gets underway on Monday at Woodbine Mohawk Park with a single $52,800 harness racing division of five led by Serge Godin's pair of starlets in Emoticon Hanover and Dream Together racing under his nom de course of Determination.   Emoticon Hanover (Dan Dube) has won the past two Breeders Crown Open Mare Trot Finals to go with a World Record and nearly $1.5 million on her imposing resume. The Miss Versatility leg will get her 2019 stakes campaign underway after a convincing 1:52.3 win in an overnight.   Dream Together (Randy Waples) burst onto the Grand Circuit scene with a $105 win mutuel in the 2018 Dr John Steele Memorial at The Meadowlands and is but a cheque away from $700,000 in career booty.   Luc Blais has trained both from the first day they had the harness on and continues to have them beautifully prepared for each engagement.   Sorceress Seelster, Pat Matters and The Erm complete the quintet, which is the second race on the Monday night bill.     Nick Salvi

HARLOTTETOWN, PE – The start of the race was not agreeable to E R Quinn but he made up for it at the finish Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Going off as the post time betting favourite, E R Quinn made a break in stride at the commencement of the race but harness racing driver Gilles Barrieau was able to get him back on stride and map out a winning trip in the $2,600 featured event. The Jeff Holmes trainee stopped the clock in 1:57.3 as he prevailed over IC True Grit (Driven by Mike McGuigan) and Tempo Seelster (Ken Murphy). Orwell Bay Stable of Orwell owns the winning horse. Marc Campbell continued his dominance of the driving standings as he accomplished an incredible rare feat, hitting the wire first in all four of his drives on the 10-dash program. The Winsloe reinsman kicked the action off in his first assignment in race 2 winning with Arc Light in 1:59.2 from his own stable, the followed it up in race 3 with a 1:59.4 score aboard Scoot Out Of Here for trainer Vaughan Doyle. Freddie continued his trotting dominance in the first trot class of the season with a 2:03.1 score in the $2,200 event for trainer-driver Campbell. The driver’s fourth and final mount was Jetster from his own barn, who visited the winner’s circle after a 1:59.2 score. Live racing continues Saturday evening at 6 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown while Red Shores Summerside opens for live racing on Victoria Day Monday at 1 P.M. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

MILTON, May 16, 2019 - The always-popular Fireworks and Family Fun Night returns to Woodbine Mohawk Park this Saturday evening. A big night of activities for all-ages are planned, including live racing, entertainment and a firework spectacular. The evening's activities launch at 5:30 p.m., live racing begins at 6:45 p.m. and the fireworks show will take place shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday's 10-race card is headlined by a pair of SBOA Stakes finals and the season debut of reigning Horse of the Year McWicked. The SBOA Stakes features Ontario sired three-year-old fillies with pacers competing for $165,290 and trotters for $164,290. Undefeated filly Sunny Dee leads the pace final, which is carded as Race 8. The Bob McIntosh trainee won her elimination in 1:52.3 to start her career with six consecutive victories. The daughter of Sunshine Beach will start from post-two with driver Trevor Henry at the controls. The trot final features a showdown between impressive elimination winners Haveoneforme and Bright Eyes M. Both fillies are sired by Kadabra and each won their elimination in 1:56.2. Haveoneforme has won four of six starts to begin her career. The Richard 'Nifty' Norman trainee was unraced as a two-year-old and was making her Mohawk Park debut in last weekend's elimination. Paul MacDonell will drive. Bright Eyes M is now two for two to start her sophomore campaign after going winless in three starts last July. The John Bax trainee won by 2 ¼ lengths last week and will continue to team with driver Steve Byron. The SBOA Filly Trot final is carded as Race 6. Fans waiting for the post-race fireworks could be in for some in the evening's ninth-race, as a pair of pacing heavyweights clash in the $34,000 Preferred. Defending Horse of the Year McWicked will make his season debut after a pair of qualifiers. The Casie Coleman trainee posted 12 wins and earned $1.6 million in 19 starts last season. Louis Philippe Roy will steer the career-earner of $4 million in a race for the first-time since July of 2017. The king of the Preferred this season at Mohawk Park has been Sintra and the six-year-old will look to extend her current win streak to eight. Racing for the team of Stephanie and Jody Jamieson, Sintra most recently posted 1:50.2 score on May 26 to remain undefeated in 2019. Sintra currently sports career numbers of 25 wins and $1.1 million in earnings. The Preferred is carded as Race 9. Racing fans can show up early Saturday for a meet and greet with drivers James MacDonald and Doug McNair. Both drivers will be heading off to Sweden this month to compete in the World Driving Championship. MacDonald captured the 2017 championship and is participating as the defending champion, while McNair won the 2018 Canadian championship to earn the right to wear the red and white at this year's event. The meet and greet will take place from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Fans of all-ages will be able to enjoy activities and entertainment throughout the entire evening. A $5 Kids Zone, featuring inflatables and pony rides, will be set up at the east end of the apron. A crafts zone and Equimania will also be set up inside the Grandstand. There will also be live music from 6-10 p.m. and LED performers at 10 p.m. Fans will have plenty of options for food and beverages during Fireworks and Family Fun Night, including the Woodbine Food Truck, Billy Dee's Nut Stand, pizza and ice cream. Full details for Saturday's Fireworks and Family Fun Night can be found by clicking here.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications  

London, May 16, 2019 -- The Raceway at Western Fair District has announced a trio of the confirmed starters for this year's Camluck Classic which takes place on Friday, May 31st. All three horses will be making their debut in the race on what promises to be one of the biggest days in Canadian harness racing this season. Sintra, who captured the 2017 Canadian Pacing Derby and remains undefeated in seven starts this season, will make his first Camluck Classic appearance for the husband-wife team of Stephanie and Jody Jamieson. "He's a special horse and one that we've had our eye on for quite some time," said Greg Gangle, Assistant Racing Manager. "We were unable secure him in the past few years due to scheduling so this year is extra exciting. He's certainly a headliner and needs no introduction to our racing fans. He remains undefeated this season and holds the track record for three-year-olds at The Raceway. " The 25-time winner has career earnings over $1.1 million and currently holds the track record at The Raceway for three-year-old gelding pacers of 1:52.4. Ideal Jimmy has enjoyed a resurgence this season for his connections after just making just one trip postward as a five-year-old in 2018. He has amassed an impressive 7-4-1 summary from 16 starts this year and is one of the highest money winners in North America with $223,000 earned for trainer Erv Miller and owner Don Van Witzenburg of Illinois. Ideal Jimmy                             --Mike Lizzi photo The son of Western Ideal is a career winner of more than $750,000 and is fresh off a gate-to-wire score at the Open level at Yonkers in 1:51.1. Ohio-invader Southwind Amazon will be returning to his home soil as he lines up in the $150,000 dash for trainer Paul Holzman. The son of Camluck began his career in Ontario before racking up 77 career wins and earnings well over $800,000. The iron-tough veteran is fresh off a second-place finish at Northfield Park, timed in 1:49.4. "This guy is an absolute beast on a half-mile track and his record over the past couple of seasons speaks for itself," said Gangle. "It's quite likely that he will be the last son of the late, great Camluck to compete in this race so that is just one of the exciting storylines in this year's event." The nine-year-old boasts an 8-4-1 record from 13 starts this season and is one of the few Standardbreds with multiple sub-1:50 half-mile clockings to his credit. The Camluck Classic will move back to its traditional Friday night time slot on May 31 after switching to a Saturday night last year. The powerful undercard will include the Ontario Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies, a quartet of City Of London Series finals and several Preferred races. Visitors will once again have a chance to enjoy the action from the confines of the giant Infield Tent, which was a hit with guests last year. It offers a unique vantage point and entertainment experience with fantastic food and beverage offerings for just $55 (taxes and fees included). Tickets to the Infield Event are going fast. The Party on the Patio will be back this year bigger and better than ever. Along with the delicious food and beverage offerings that will be available, popular local entertainers Sarina Haggarty and Connor Morand will be on hand performing their unique mix of new material and cover songs throughout the evening. There will be many other contests and giveaways that night with more details to come. To stay up to date on the Camluck Classic and everything happening at The Raceway, visit www.westernfairdistrict.com.   Greg Blanchard

MAY 16, 2019 - The 46th Ontario Sires Stakes season gets under way this Sunday, May 19 with eight exciting races on the $538,551 Confederation Cup program at Flamboro Downs. Ontario's top three-year-old trotting colts will kick off the Dundas oval's signature event at 6:55 pm with the first Gold Series Leg of the season. Race 1 features last year's champion Forbidden Trade, who makes his sophomore debut from Post 4 for US-based driver Daniel Dube, trainer Luc Blais of Campbellville, ON and owner Determination of Montreal, QC. Louis-Philippe Roy, who earned his first Lampman Cup title in 2018 as the top driver in the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) program, will steer last season's number two colt, Dream Nation, from Post 1 in the second $72,267 Gold Series division. "Dream Nation was one horse coming back for his three-year-old season that I was excited to drive again, and so far it looks good for him. We schooled him Monday and he was really solid," said Roy, who steers the Archangel gelding for trainer Jacques Dupont of Repentigny and his partners Ecurie CSL of Sorel-Tracy, Gestion C. Levesque 2005 Inc. of St-Hyacinthe and Marc Camirand of Montreal, QC. "He was good sized at two, but he looks even better to me, bigger and stronger. He drew good for Sunday, and that's a big thing on the half-mile." In addition to Dream Nation, Roy will steer trotting colt Tymal Houdini from Post 3 in the first Gold division. The Guelph, ON resident will also be hoping for success in the three-year-old pacing colt Grassroots season opener, piloting Keystone Prestige from Post 1 in the first $22,800 division, Chanting Hanover from Post 1 in the second split, Sugartown from Post 2 in the third of five divisions and Sports Charm from Post 8 in the last Grassroots battle. The Gold Series colts will battle in Races 1, 4 and 6 while the pacing colts square off in Races 3, 5, 7, 8, and 9. All eight races will serve as an opening act for the main event, the $188,500 Confederation Cup Final, which features nine of the best four-year-old pacing colts and geldings in North America. Roy will steer Jimmy Freight from Post 2 in the rich final, and the driver is expecting the son of Sportswriter to deliver the kind of consistent effort that led him to the OSS sophomore pacing colt division title and a year-end O'Brien Award in 2018. "Jimmy Freight got us qualified for the Confederation Cup final last Sunday with a nice effort (fourth) from the eight-hole," said Roy, who steers the pacer for trainer Richard Moreau of Puslinch and owner Adriano Sorella of Guelph, ON. "I like his chances with the draw; Jimmy never disappointed me." In addition to the thrilling racing, fans will have an opportunity to win one of five shares - including training fees for the remainder of 2019 - in a Thestable.ca racehorse. Complete entries for Flamboro Downs' May 19 Confederation Cup program are available at https://standardbredcanada.ca/racing/entries/data/e0519flmdn.dat. In addition to Sunday's OSS season opener, Flamboro Downs will also host two more Gold events this fall, the three-year-old pacing fillies on Sept. 22 and the two-year-old trotting fillies on Oct. 2. A complete schedule can be found at http://www.ontariosiresstakes.com/schedule/schedule_loc.html#FLMD.   OSS Program Information OSS Program Administration Ontario Racing www.ontarioracing.com For rules, notices, Program changes, up-to-date point standings, race replays, and more, visit: www.ontariosiresstakes.com

MILTON, May 15, 2019 - Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to issue a final reminder of the harness racing stakes payments due today (May 15). Sustaining payments are due for all major stakes, including the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. The list of payments required for May 15 also include sustaining payments for the 2019/20 Champlain/Simcoe and nominations for the Summer Series (two-year-olds). The full list of events requiring a payment on May 15 are listed below. Sustaining Payments (Woodbine major stakes): Pepsi North America Cup Armbro Flight Canadian Pacing Derby Canadian Trotting Classic Casual Breeze Elegantimage Eternal Camnation Fan Hanover Goodtimes Maple Leaf Trot Metro Pace Milton Nassagaweya Peaceful Way Roses Are Red Shes A Great Lady Somebeachsomewhere William Wellwood Memorial Sustaining Payments (Foals of 2017) 2019 Champlain Open 2019 Champlain Filly 2020 Simcoe Open 2020 Simcoe Filly Yearling Nominations (Foals of 2018) 2020 Champlain Open 2020 Champlain Filly 2021 Simcoe Open 2021 Simcoe Filly 2021 SBOA Filly Nominations (2-year-olds in 2019) Dream Maker Define The World Pure Ivory Whenuwishuponastar Sustaining Payments (Ontario racetracks) Battle Of Waterloo Battle Of The Belles For full details on stakes payments, including fee amounts, click here. To make stakes payments online, click here. If sending stakes payments by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than May 15, 2019 or payment will not be accepted. Mark McKelvie

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - ER Quinn is being pegged as the one to beat in the featured event as Thursday night harness racing begins at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The $2,600 top event goes behind the gate in race 9 with the first dash going to post at 6:30 P.M. for the 10-dash program. E R Quinn will leave from post 3 in the group with Gilles Barrieau back at the helm for trainer Jeff Holmes and Orwell Bay Stable of Orwell. The seven-year-old son of Total Truth will be making just his third start on red soil after relocating from the Ontario circuit. His first outing was a front-end romp, but was unsuccessful while trying the same tactics in his latest start, finishing fourth. Forever Paradise has been out of commission for over 16 months but will make his first start back with rail control in the event for driver John MacKenzie and trainer Kevin MacLean. Dream On Dream On makes his East Coast debut in race 4 for trainer-driver David Dowling and owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. A winner of 17 races and $108,000 in purses, Dream On Dream On was racing the claiming ranks in Ontario before being claimed for $8,500 by Walker. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is banking on E R Quinn makes a return to his winning ways. "E R Quinn dominated from start to finish in his local debut but he wasn't quite as impressive last week when he faded late," MacIsaac said. "He'll likely be on the lead again and with some rated fractions he's eligible to rebound." Also in the top class field is Tempo Seelster (Driven by Ken Murphy), Likely To Win (Adam Merner), Winter Blast (Corey MacPherson), and IC True Grit (Mike McGuigan). The first trot race of the season hits the track in race 5 on Thursday evening seeing the return of Freddie. The $2,200 Handicapped trot has Freddie leaving from post 5 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owners Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Also in the field is newcomer Scary Good (David Dowling) and Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd). For race programs, live video and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

MILTON, May 14, 2019 - Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to issue a final reminder of the stakes payments due Wednesday (May 15). Sustaining payments are due for all major stakes, including the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. The list of payments required for May 15 also include sustaining payments for the 2019/20 Champlain/Simcoe and nominations for the Summer Series (two-year-olds). The full list of events requiring a payment on May 15 are listed below. Sustaining Payments (Woodbine major stakes): Pepsi North America Cup Armbro Flight Canadian Pacing Derby Canadian Trotting Classic Casual Breeze Elegantimage Eternal Camnation Fan Hanover Goodtimes Maple Leaf Trot Metro Pace Milton Nassagaweya Peaceful Way Roses Are Red Shes A Great Lady Somebeachsomewhere William Wellwood Memorial   Sustaining Payments (Foals of 2017) 2019 Champlain Open 2019 Champlain Filly 2020 Simcoe Open 2020 Simcoe Filly   Yearling Nominations (Foals of 2018) 2020 Champlain Open 2020 Champlain Filly 2021 Simcoe Open 2021 Simcoe Filly 2021 SBOA Filly   Nominations (2-year-olds in 2019) Dream Maker Define The World Pure Ivory Whenuwishuponastar   Sustaining Payments (Ontario racetracks) Battle Of Waterloo Battle Of The Belles   For full details on stakes payments, including fee amounts, click here. To make stakes payments online, click here. If sending stakes payments by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than May 15, 2019 or payment will not be accepted.     Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications

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