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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After being shouldered with the far outside in his Governor's Plate elimination and the final, Euchred will breath a slight sigh of relief looking at the harness racing program Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Michael Dowling trained pacer will leave from post 5 in a field of six entrants in the race 10 preferred pace with first race post time at 6 P.M. for the 11-dash card. Walter Cheverie picks up the catch drive on Euchred for owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S., as he squares off with five foes in the $3,000 event including two other Governor's Plate finalists. Czar Seelster leaves from post 3 in the preferred pace with Mike McGuigan subbing in for regular driver Kenny Arsenault after finishing sixth in Prince County's biggest race. Cecil Ladner Memorial champion Bugsy Maguire has post 6 with trainer Wade Sorrie electing to drive himself on Saturday evening after the horse was fifth in the $25,000 Governor's Plate final last Saturday. Sock It Away has rail control with Corey MacPherson in the bike for trainer Kevin MacLean, as the son of Pang Shui sports a win and a second in just two East Coast starts this season. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will look to the post draw of Euchred as he places him in the top spot. "Euchred has battled outside posts for the better part of the year against the best in the Maritimes but you'd never know it looking at his summary, 10 top three finishes from 11 tries," MacIsaac said. "With this being the closest he's been to the rail in a month we'll treat him as the one to beat." Also in the field is Adkins Hanover (Driven by Ambyr Campbell) and Rollwithitharry (Ron Matheson). Race 6 of the evening is the Clan MacPhail Reunion 2019 pace with Hes Marvalous the morning line favourite in the $2,500 class from post 3 with Myles Heffernan Sr., in the bike for trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. The six-year-old son of Delmarvalous failed to get a cheque in Governor's Plate elimination and consolation action but had a solid summary of on-the-board finishes beforehand. Other top entries are Give Em Heck (Matheson) and JJ Powerball (Sorrie). Red Shores, Standardbred Canada, Prince Edward Island Horse Owners Association is proud to support National Caretakers Day on the program with special videos, prize giveaways and presentations. Standardbred groom Alexis Gass will be special guest on the Inside Track with host Peter MacPhee Saturday at 5:35pm. The interview segment will be broadcast on the Red Shores TV network. Catch all the action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at www.Redshores.ca. Mantario Headlines Red Shores Summerside Feature Mantario turned in one of the biggest performances of Governor's Plate night and will try to replicate that magic Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 12-dash Sunday card kicks off at 1 P.M. and Mantario is pegged for the top spot in the $2,600 race 12 finale. Alex Sobey will drive his own trainee from post 7 in the absence of regular driver Kenny Arsenault, who will be competing in stakes action in Nova Scotia. Owned by Walter Simmons of Summerside, Mantario was a winner in 1:54.3 in his latest but will have to overcome post 7 to find the winner's circle Sunday afternoon. Woodmere Ideal Art was second to him in that latest race and will retain the series of Norris Rogers from post 6 on Sunday. Post 1 belongs to Red Magician with Adam Merner at the lines for trainer Melissa Rennie, with the horse fresh off a third place finish to Mantario on 'Plate' night. Also in the field is Twice As Bright (Driven by Ken Murphy), Mando Fun (Corey MacPherson), Pictonian Storm (Myles Heffernan Sr.), Midnight Matt (Jason Hughes) and City Of The Year (Dr. Mitchell Downey). Medici Hanover rides a two-race win streak into race 8 for a $1,800 purse and gets the good fortune of drawing post 1. The co-track record holder for three-year-old pacing fillies at the Summerside Raceway, Medici Hanover is trained by Don Milligan for owners Kent Williams of Ellerslie, Andrew Williams of Richmond and Lyndon Hardy of Coleman. The back-up pace hits the track in race 10 with $2,300 in purse money at stake. Morning line favourite Dangle Ona Dime has an impressive array of five straight top-two finishes coming into the event and draws post 2 for driver MacPherson and trainer Duane MacEachern. Other top entries include Union Man Hanover (Downey) and Brandons Glory (John Davidson). Red Shores, Standardbred Canada, and Prince County Horsemen's Club is proud to support National Caretakers Day on the program with special videos, prize giveaways and presentations. Standardbred groom Jansen Sweet will be special guest on the Inside Track with host Rocky Schurman Sunday at 12:35pm. The interview segment will be broadcast on the Red Shores TV network. Go to www.Redshores.ca for live video, race programs, promotional plays and more. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – All the Open Trot attention has been on the harness racing rivalry between Star Photo and Freddie but Majian Tango had something to say about that Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. In line to Jim Ripley, Majian Tango got away last in the compact field of five contesting the $2,250 Open Trot but used a three-wide brush at the three-quarter pole to swoop his competitors and stop the clock in 1:58.3. Freddie (Driven by Marc Campbell) set the fractions and had to settle for second with Star Photo (Jason Hughes) third. Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S, owns Majian Tango. It was one of two wins on the card for the Ripley family as Majian Gilroy won the $2,050 back-up trot as the longest shot on the board in 2:00.4. Julep Hanover landed on the wire first in the top pace of the night in the evening finale. Driver Kenny Arsenault sent the Wade Myers owned and trained mare to the front from post 7 in the $2,000 class and controlled every fraction en route to a 1:57.2 mile. Charlottes Western (Campbell) was second while One Hot Camshaft (Ken Murphy) completed the $587 triactor. The combination of trainer Tom Weatherbie of Charlottetown and driver Mark Bradley had a pair of trips to the winner’s circle both with Ontario bred two-year-olds. Thinking Out Loud filly Smiling Dialing won the first dash of the evening in 2:00.1 for owner Doug MacPhee of New Haven, then the Betterthancheddar rookie lass Bettorthanbobbi disposed of her maiden status with a 2:00 score in the race 5 Stars For Life Foundation Pace for Bradley, Weatherbie and owner Ian Smith of Charlottetown. Go to www.Redshores.ca for race replays and more.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With the conclusion of another successful Governor's Plate Week at Red Shores Summerside, the harness racing action returns to the capital oval with 11-dashes on tap Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The first race of the evening is scheduled for a 6:30 P.M. start time and the top pace of the mid-week program lines up in the finale. Prettyndangerous is selected for the top spot in the morning line odds with post 3 in race 11 and David Dowling back above the wheels for trainer and co-owner Bo Ford and co-owner Arnold Myers of Charlottetown. The nine-year-old daughter of Armbro Deuce was impressive her last start in Charlottetown with a 1:57.2 victory but made a break in stride last week in Summerside to finish fourth. Miss Sangria leaves from post 2 fresh off a trio of second place finishes. With regular driver Adam Merner absent, owner Alex MacPhee of Clyde River will have his granddaughter Ambyr Campbell drive Miss Sangria for trainer Melissa Rennie. One Hot Camshaft drops out of the open mares ranks to land in Thursday's $2,000 finale for driver Ken Murphy and trainer Frank Hansen. Race analyst Les MacIsaac admits Prettyndangerous may be the class of the field but with her recent breaks he will side with One Hot Camshaft for the win position. "One Hot Camshaft went up against the open mares a couple of times at Summerside and while she didn't get much, she didn't look totally out of place," MacIsaac said. "The bit of class relief she gets tonight makes her a potential sleeper." Also in the field is Dreas Good Powow (Driven by Corey MacPherson) from post 1, Charlottes Western (Marc Campbell), Paythelinebluechip (Gordie Hennessey) and Julep Hanover (Kenny Arsenault). Freddie and Star Photo will again lock bridles in the race 9 Open trot with a $2,250 pot at play. Star Photo rides a two-race win streak into the event fresh off a 1:58.2 aged gelding track record at Red Shores Summerside in the Andrew Perry Memorial Trot. Jason Hughes will again handle the post 5 starter for trainer Kevin Gillis and owners Robi Hughes, James Perrot and Eric MacLauchlan of Stratford and Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown. Freddie has post 4 for trainer-driver Campbell while Hop Up (MacPherson) will look to replicate her eight-length romp on July 4 from post position 2. Race 5 is the Stars For Life Foundation pace as Girl With Attitude (Murphy) leads the field from post 4 for trainer Fred Paynter of Kensington. Red Shores, Standardbred Canada, and Prince Edward Island Horse Owners Association is proud to support National Caretakers Day on the program with special videos, prize giveaways and presentations. Standardbred groom Abby Clow will be special guest on the Inside Track with host Kurt Hughes Thursday at 6:15pm. The interview segment will be broadcast on the Red Shores TV network. For race programs, live video and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - The PEI Harness Racing Industry Association and Red Shores today released details of a Welcome Package being offered to all starters in the Gold Cup and Saucer Trials. 2019 marks the 60th running of one of the Greatest Shows in Harness Racing, the Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer, with Trails held on Saturday, August 10th and Monday, August 12th, leading up to the Final Saturday, August 17th. Through the generous support of several Prince Edward Island businesses, all horses participating in the Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer Trails will be offered the following: - In recognition of the 60th running, the Nomination and Starting Fees ($800 total) have been waived - Complimentary Table of 4 in the acclaimed Top of The Park at Red Shores for either the Gold Cup and Saucer Final or James Roach MacGregor Gold Cup and Saucer Consolation (whichever applicable). - A complimentary Confederation Bridge - $50 Gas Card - 4 Complimentary Old Home Week passes - Complimentary Golf Passes for 2 - Complimentary Charlottetown Harbour Tour and Lobster Roll for up to 3 Guests per starter, Thursday, August 15th - Gold Cup Seafood table D'Hote at Claddagh Oyster House In addition, all Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer Final starters receive an invitation to the Gold Cup and Saucer Reception Friday August 16th, as well as a specialized Gold Cup and Saucer jacket for all Drivers in the Final. A Lasix program is in place for horses that require the program, and a reminder that the Standardbred Canada MVP Program has a link for discounted car rentals. For more information please visit www.redshores.ca or contact the Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park Race Office at 902- 629-6636.   Lee A. Drake Manager Marketing & Brands Red Shores Racetrack and Casino Charlottetown & Summerside Locations

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - One of the greatest three-year-olds in the history of Atlantic Canadian harness racing made his four-year-old debut on the East Coast look easy Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Sock It Away went off as the heavy favourite in the race 11 preferred pace and driver Corey MacPherson controlled every fraction in the $2,800 event. Sock It Away left well off the rail to secure the early lead and laid down splits of 28.2, 59.1 and 1:29.2 en route to a 1:57.3 score over an off track. Second went to Rollwithitharry (Driven by Gilles Barrieau) while Rockin Indy (David Dowling) completed the triactor. Kevin Maclean trains Sock It Away for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Midnight Matt used first-over tactics to capture the $2,500 back-up pace with a 2:00.1 victory with Jason Hughes in the race bike for owner-trainer Jennifer Doyle of Vernon Bridge. Trainer Jackie Matheson scored a pair of wins from his Charlottetown stable on the evening with Lincoln Seelster winning in 2:00.1 with MacPherson at the lines then Perfect Escape (Barrieau) closed out the program in 1:59.3. Live racing takes a hiatus at Red Shores Charlottetown until Thursday July 18 as Governor's Plate Week racing starts off on Sunday July 7 and culminates in the Governor's Plate presented by Township Chevrolet and Noonan Petroleum on Saturday July 13. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After putting together one of the greatest sophomore seasons in the history of Atlantic Canadian harness racing, Sock It Away will make his first Canadian four-year-old start on Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash program kicks off at 6 P.M. with the $2,800 featured preferred pace hitting the track in race 11 where Sock It Away will start a fresh season. Corey MacPherson will handle the Kevin MacLean trained and Reg MacPherson of Stratford owned champion pacer. A winner of 20 of 21 races as a three-year-old in 2018 in Atlantic Canada, Sock It Away was then sent to the U.S. with trainer Andrew Harris recording just one second from seven starts with his final American outing on April 9. The son of Pang Shui was then taken back to P.E.I. and given a rest with him just resurfacing last week in a qualifier. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees the race as Sock It Away's to lose with the ideal post in a tight knit field of six. "The incredible three year old season he had last year didn't mean much when he headed south of the border and after a few starts down there he was looking for his mother," MacIsaac said. "He's now back to more familiar surroundings and coming off a nice qualifier. The rail just adds to his appeal." Other entries are Jeb (Driven by Jason Hughes), Santanna Sass (Kenny Arsenault), Rollwithitharry (Gilles Barrieau), Eagle Jolt (Marc Campbell) and Rockin Indy (David Dowling). The back-up class will line up behind the Metro Home Hardware starting gate in race 8 with another MacLean trained pacer, Forever Paradise, the favourite leaving from post 4 in the $2,500 event. Campbell is in the bike for owners Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe. The top contenders to Forever Paradise include Noplay (Ken Murphy) and Midnight Matt (Hughes). Trainer Deanna Clow will be special guest on Inside Track with broadcaster Peter MacPhee. The segment airs at 5:35pm on the Red Shores network.   July 7, 2019 SUMMERSIDE, PE - The 16 finest pacers that call the Eastern Seaboard of Canada home will go hoof-to-hoof Sunday afternoon in eliminations for the prestigious Governor's Plate at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. With 12 dashes on tap for the Sunday program kicking off at 1 P.M., the two $5,000 Township Chev/Noonan Petroleum Governor's Plate eliminations will populate the final two dashes of the program. Race 11 will see eight potential Governor's Plate finalist face-off for the first four spots in next Saturday's final that will mark the completion of Governor's Plate Week racing. Down On My Luck controls the rail in that contest with Jason Hughes in the bike for trainer Patrick Shepherd and owner Robert Woodburn of St. Thomas, Ont. The pacer has scored three wins so far this season but has yet to hit the winner's circle in three tries in P.E.I. Defending Governor's plate champion Czar Seelster will leave from post 5 in the first elimination for the championship combo of driver Kenny Arsenault and trainer Todd Weatherbee. Maritime season's record holder All Artist (Driven by Mike McGuigan) has post 3 while hard-hitting Invitational pacer Euchred (David Dowling) is saddled with post 8. Also in the field is Hes Marvalous (Myles Heffernan Sr.), JJ Powerball (Adam Merner), Soccer Hanover (Corey MacPherson) and Burn Out Hanover (Gilles Barrieau). Rose Run Quest and Bugsy Maguire will have another show down in the second Governor's Plate elimination in race 12. The pair has raced against each other twice with one win each. Rose Run Quest has post 2 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown. Owner Walter Simmons has searched for a win in his hometown race for years and the Summerside resident will have Bugsy Maguire look for a spot in the final from post 4. Heffernan is in the bike behind the Cecil Ladner Memorial champion for trainer Wade Sorrie. Screen Test will guard the rail for Corey MacPherson while Noudidnt Blue Chip (Dowling) rides a three-race win streak into post 3. Other entrants vying for the last four spots in the final are Half Cut (Mark Bradley), Do Over Hanover (Jason Hughes), Doctor Royal (Todd Trites) and Revenant (Merner). The program will also see a pair of Governor's Plate Open Mares Eliminations in race 6 and 9 carrying a $3,000 purse in each. Trainer Earl Watts will be special guest on Inside Track with host Lee Drake. The segment airs at 12:35pm on the Red Shores network. For live video, programs and promotional information go to www.Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

PE – Thursday evening was Star Photo’s night to shine as the veteran harness racing campaigner captured the featured Open trot at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. In line to Jason Hughes, the Kevin Gillis trained Star Photo led at every call and won by over two-lengths in the $2,300 Open trot class.  The 10-year-old son of Classic Photo was sent to the lead by Hughes and laid down splits of 29.1, 1:00.1 and 1:31.1 with post time favourite Freddie (Driven by Marc Campbell) stalking in the two-hole. The favoured Freddie then suffered broken equipment and made a break at the seven-eighths marker and Star Photo surged forward to win in 1:59.4 over Majian Tango (Jim Ripley) and Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd). Robi Hughes, Eric MacLauchlan and James Perrot of Stratford along with Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown own star Photo. The featured victory was the second of the night for trainer Gillis with Camco In A Hurry scoring earlier on the program for a maiden breaking score of 2:04.1 with Hughes in the bike. Driver Gilles Barrieau scored a trio of wins on the weekday card including two from his own stable making their first lifetime starts. Rose Run Vantage opened up the program as the two-year-old Ontario bred daughter of Big Jim romped by six lengths in 1:59 in a maiden breaking score. Later on in the card in race 5, another Ontario bred broke his maiden as two-year-old Sportswriter colt Disneyman stopped the clock in 1:59.2 from the Barrieau stable. An upset score in race 11 completed the triple for the Saint John, N.B., driver with Hp Rubis Joyce winning in 2:00 from the barn of trainer Blaine Baglole of Cornwall. Minor Wisdom hit the wire first in the race 6 Campbell Cousin pace with Ambyr Campbell at the controls for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. Time of the mile was 1:58.3. Check out www.Redshores.ca for race replays and more.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores CHARLOTTETOW

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - He will have to overcome the outside post on Thursday evening but it will not be the first time Freddie hit the harness racing winner's circle from the outside of the starting gate at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Thursday program at the capital oval has a slate of 12-dashes with a 6:30 P.M. first race post time. Freddie is the morning line choice in the race 9 Open trot carrying a $2,300 purse as he is handicapped to the outside in the field of six after winning his last two starts at this level. Marc Campbell trains and drives the Majestic Son trotter for owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. The last four Open trot events have seen just two different winners as Freddie won the last two and Star Photo (Driven by Jason Hughes) won the two before that. Star Photo has post 5 this week while last week's runner-up, Majian Tango, has post 2 for driver Jim Ripley. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees Freddie as the one to knock off as he searches for his third straight victory. "Freddie has shown in his last two starts, both wins, that he has the versatility to handle any racing style," MacIsaac said. "He'll probably have to come from off the pace again but if he can pick up some good cover like he did last week a three peat is a good possibility." Also in the Open trot field are Scary Good (Gilles Barrieau), Professor Gordon (Gordie Hennessey) and Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd). The top pace of the evening hits the track in the race 12 finale as Julep Hanover is the morning line choice from post 2 with Kenny Arsenault picking up the catch drive for owner-trainer Wade Myers of Charlottetown. The 10-year-old daughter of Western Ideal was a winner two starts back in 2:00.1 before being parked out in her latest outing. The Campbell Cousin Pace lines up in race 6 for a $1,400 purse. The Dave Kelly trained and driven Elm Grove Misty is the favourite from post 1 for owner Charlene Cypher of Springvale. For race programs, promotional information and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a convincing front end performance Rose Run Quest put the finishing touches on a driving grand slam for the King of Island harness racing Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Leaving hard from post 5 in the $2,900 preferred pace, Rose Run Quest set down on the front end and trainer Marc Campbell steered him to splits of 29, 59.3 and 1:28.4 without seeing any challengers. The son of If I Can Dream then closed out the mile in 1:57.3, over a track rated two seconds off, with the first-over Bugsy Maguire (Driven by Myles Heffernan Sr.) finishing second with Burn Out Hanover (Gilles Barrieau) completing the triactor. Blair Hansen of Charlottetown holds the ownership papers of Rose Run Quest. Campbell started the night out with another win from his own stable as Howmac Magic toured the oval in 1:59.4, then Hysteria from the Michael Gallant stable have the Winsloe reinsman his second win in 1:57.4. Win number three was courtesy of Rash B Havior in 2:00.2 for Mike Peters of Emyvale in the International Night Pace. Sodwana Bay scored her third straight victory as Jordies Hope had her streak snapped at two wins to finish second in the $2,750 Fillies and Mares Open pace. Sodwana Bay stopped the clock in 2:00 for trainer-driver Barrieau while Jordies Hope (Corey MacPherson) was second and Collective Wisdom (Ron Matheson) finished third. Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire, owns the winning horse. Give Em Heck, trained by Jackie Matheson, captured the Drive for Home Series final leg presented by Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac. Barrieau was in the bike for owner Colin Sheppard, Spaniards, Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After being worn down in a hard fought stretch harness racing battle last week, Rose Run Quest will look for redemption in the Saturday evening preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The capital oval will host 12-dashes kicking off at 6 P.M. with the $2,900 preferred pace carded as race 11. Bugsy Maguire was the victor in last week's Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational with Myles Heffernan Sr., picking up the catch drive for trainer Wade Sorrie and owner Walter Simmons of Summerside. That night, the five-year-old son of Bettors Delight was launched first over and battled past pacesetter Rose Run Quest. Marc Campbell will drive Rose Run Quest from post 5 while Bugsy Maguire will leave from post 6. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will give the edge to Rose Run Quest to come out on top of this week's contest. "Rose Run Quest came up just a little short last week but missing his latest assignment due to sickness had to have been a contributing factor," MacIsaac said. "With his gate speed an uncontested lead looks quite possible and with a breather anywhere throughout the mile it could be all over." Other preferred pace entrants include Red Magician (Driven by Adam Merner), Do Over Hanover (Jason Hughes), Czar Seelster (Kenny Arsenault), Soccer Hanover (Corey MacPherson) and Burn Out Hanover (Gilles Barrieau). Win streaks will collide in the race 9 Fillies and Mares Open pace for a $2,750 purse. Sodwana Bay will leave from post 4 with trainer Barrieau in the bike while Jordies Hope has post 2 with Corey MacPherson picking up the catch drive for trainer Brian Ladner. Both mares have won their last two straight races with one streak set to end Saturday. Other top entries include Woodmere Finesse (Mark Bradley) and Collective Wisdom (Ron Matheson). The $100,000 Dash For Cash continues on the Saturday program with any patron spending $10 or more on a single wager receiving a ballot for the contest. Two patrons will be drawn later in the night for a chance to win the jackpot if they correctly select the complete order of finish in the final dash of the card. Driver Corey MacPherson will be special guest on the Inside Track with host Peter MacPhee. The interview segment airs at 5:35pm on the Red Shores broadcast Go to www.Redshores.ca for complete contest details and more.   July 1, 2019 Noudidnt Blue Chip Controls Red Shores Feature Rail SUMMERSIDE, PE - With rail control and the hottest driver in Prince County harness racing at the lines Noudidnt Blue Chip will look to extend his win streak in the featured pace on a special Canada Day program Monday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 12-dash Monday card gets underway at 1 P.M. with the featured pacers hitting the track in race 11. Noudidnt Blue Chip has drawn post 1 in the $2,750 event with David Dowling back at the lines fresh off a feature win last week for owner-trainer Neal Moase of Warren Grove. Dowling won six dashes on that day but will have some stiff competition to capture the feature this week. Jeb is the morning line choice from post 3 with Jason Hughes at the controls for trainer Kevin Gills after winning his latest outing in 1:57.4 over Red Shores Charlottetown. Adkins Hanover was defeated in the final strides of last week's featured pace at Red Shores Summerside and will leave from post 4 this week with Ambyr Campbell back in the bike. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with the Charlottetown shipper, Jeb, the hit the top of his tickets. "Jeb offers a not worse than second record from his last four starts and gets a post that could allow him to secure an uncontested lead," MacIsaac said. "Once there, if Jason can steal a fraction it could be all over." Also in the featured field is Phil Dorleans (Driven by Dale Spence), Santanna Sass (Marc Campbell) and Pictonian Storm (Myles Heffernan Sr.). Mantario makes his P.E.I. debut in race 11 of the card drawing post 7 for new owner Walter Simmons of Summerside and trainer Alex Sobey. Kenny Arsenault is in the bike for the three-year-old son of Sportswriter who was already a winner in 1:53.1 over the half-mile oval at Saratoga Raceway in New York. Rising Fella is the favourite in the race 9 Canada Day Pace for a $1,700 pot. Hughes is at the lines for trainer Jaycob Sweet and owners Jansen and Allison Sweet and Susan Thomson of P.EI., and Brody Ellis of Alberta. Driver Norris Rogers will be special guest on the Inside Track with host Rocky Schurman. The interview segment airs at 12:35pm on the Red Shores broadcast on Monday.   For race programs, live video and promotional information including the $100,000 Dash For Card go to www.Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After an early speed duel forced Star Photo into the three-hole, Freddie capitalized on the situation on his way to harness racing victory in the featured Open Trot Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The $2,300 top event saw Freddie get away fifth in line to Marc Campbell while Star Photo left out on pacesetter Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd) but was unable to clear to the lead. Driver Jason Hughes then angled Star Photo to the pylons in third and Freddie began his advance from fifth. The fractions were set in 29.2, 59.2 and 1:30.2 over a track rated two seconds off before Freddie moved three-wide and fought back Majian Tango (Jim Ripley) in the stretch to prevail in 2:00.4. Star Photo had to settle for third this week after winning his first two Open trot events since coming to P.E.I., then finishing second to Freddie last week. The Thursday evening win by Freddie puts the ledger at two wins each between the two top trotters in their four meetings. Freddie is owned by Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. The $2,300 top pace of the evening was claimed by Innocent Kiss with a neck decision in 1:59.2 for driver and co-owner Adam Merner, trainer Melissa Rennie and co-owner Max Sehl of Port Morien, N.S. The win was one of two on the evening for Rennie who also had trainee Miss Sangria score in 2:00.3 with Merner in the bike for owner Alex MacPhee of Clyde River. Driver Dale Spence recorded a driving triple on the program as he clicked with Bettim Vicky in 2:01.1, Paythelinebluechip in 2:00.2 and Kant Katch Kaiden in 2:02.3. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Star Photo currently has the lead against his top harness racing Open trot competitor and will look to keep it that way Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday evening card gets underway at 6:30 P.M. with the $2,400 Open Trot lining up in race 8. Star Photo will leave from post 5 this week after having his first taste of East Coast defeat last week. He had won his first two Open Trot events on Prince Edward Island for driver Jason Hughes and trainer Kevin Gillis but was second best to Freddie last week. Freddie will leave from the outside in the field of 6 with Marc Campbell in the bike for owner Three Wisemen Stable of Stratford. Guccios Office returns to Island racing after shipping out last season for the Ontario circuit. He will leave from post 1 for driver Ken Murphy and owner-trainer Kathleen Charlton of Charlottetown. Race analyst Les MacIsaac has seen post position as the deciding factor in who hits the wire first so he will side with Star Photo this week. "Star Photo draws inside his main rival and it's been the difference in all three of their previous meetings and likely will be again tonight," MacIsaac said. Also in the Open trot field is Hop Up (Driven by Corey MacPherson), Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd) and Majian Tango (Jim Ripley). Race 11 has the top pace of the night for a $2,300 purse. Charlottes Western is posted as the morning line favourite from post 3 for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Henry Smallwood and Cyril Harvey of Nova Scotia. Innocent Kiss (Adam Merner) leaves from post 2 and will look for redemption after having a flat tire for the final quarter of her latest outing. Catch the action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at www.Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Bugsy Maguire may have lost the early tussle off the gate this week but there was no stopping his march to the harness racing winner's circle in the Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Rose Run Quest (Driven by Marc Campbell) was quickest off the wings in the $5,500 featured event with Doctor Royal (Walter Cheverie) getting away in the pocket spot and Bugsy Maguire ducking into the three-hole in the first turn. The fractions were tripped in 27.4 and 56.4 then driver Myles Heffernan Sr., angled Bugsy Maguire out of third and began his first-over advance on Rose Run Quest before the three-quarters of 1:25.4. He was able to wear down his pacesetting foe in the final quarter and prevailed by one-and-a-half lengths in 1:55.2 on a track listed with a one second variant due to rain. Rose Run Quest was second while Euchred (David Dowling) was third. Walter Simmons of Summerside holds the ownership papers of the five-year-old son of Bettor's Delight while Bugsy Maguire hangs his harness bag in the Wade Sorrie stable of Pinette. The Cecil Ladner Memorial was the top event but the Ladner family was front and center in another top event as Jordies Hope was a winner in the $2,800 Fillies and Mares Open in 1:57.1 with Corey MacPherson at the lines. Brian Ladner, the son of the late Cecil Ladner, co-owns and trains the daughter of Astronomical with fellow Charlottetown residents Lillian and Kevin Ladner. The night was also home to a harness racing rarity with three dead heats on the evening including two different races with dead heats for the winning spot. Race 2 on the card saw Hysteria (MacPherson) hit the wire in unison with Fox Valley Riviera (Jason Hughes) in 2:00. Michael Gallant trains hysteria while Kevin Gills handles the training duties on Fox Valley Riviera. The second dead heat for victory was in race 5 as Vaughan Doyle trainee Windsun Rebel (Dale Spence) crept up in the finals strides to hit the line together with the Jackie Matheson trained Give Em Heck (Gilles Barrieau) in a mile time of 2:01.2. Gillis had two training wins on the program as Jeb closed out the card with a 1:57.4 score with Hughes in the bike. Midnight Matt tripled up Hughes in the weekly Drive For Home Series event presented by Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac. Time of the mile was 1:58 for the Jennifer Doyle owned and trained pacer. MacPheron also had three wins on the card as Soccer Hanover captured the $3,000 Junior Invitational in 1:56.3 for owner-trained Leith Waite of Summerside. Total wager on the evening was $51,511. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Harness racing takes place Saturday in all three Maritime provinces and the numbers tell us a whole different story in each. Exhibition Park Raceway in Saint John was once the top track in our region and now sits as the only track operating in New Brunswick. Back 30 or 40 years ago, a live wager on a 10-race Saturday afternoon card would be in the $130,000 range. There are five races on Saturday involving 27 horses chasing purse money that totals $5,900. Back on June 8th, they had six races with a wager of just $1,600. The top mile that day was only 2:01.1. Racing wraps up in Saint John in November, with only 10 cards until then. In Nova Scotia, Northside Downs in Sydney has eight races Saturday featuring 61 horses and a total of $8,100 in purse money. Nova Scotia also has live racing in both Truro and Inverness and the wagers are usually up to $15,000. Although the sport is surviving in Nova Scotia, its numbers pale in comparison to P.E.I. It is a big day in Charlottetown on Saturday as a 12-race program involving 90 horses will chase a healthy purse pool of $27,300. The top race is the $5,500 Cecil Ladner Memorial Pace featuring the best invitational horses competing. Saturday’s program comes after 11 races on Thursday and followed by a 10-race program in Summerside on Sunday afternoon. Wagers at both Island tracks are usually in the $25,000-to-$50,000 range and those numbers increase in the heart of the tourist season. It would appear that those involved with, or fans of harness racing, are much better off if you live on P.E.I. By Joe MacIntyre Reprinted with permission of The Journal Pioneer

With a first-over power brush heading to the half-mile marker Gettin Messi trotted his way in Maritime harness racing history Thursday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gettin Messi stopped the clock in 1:58.3 to become the new three-year-old trotting track record holder at Red Shores Charlottetown and the fastest three-year-old trotter ever in the Maritimes. Mike McGuigan was in the seat behind the Len McGuigan-trainee for the record-breaking win in Race 6 of the program. Labero cut out the historic fractions of 29.1 and 58.4 before Gettin Messi came calling and took over before the three-quarters of 1:28.3. Hop Up (Corey MacPherson) finished five-and-three-quarter lengths back in second while Labero (Gilles Barrieau) was third. The former record was held by Waiting On A Woman and MacPherson in 1:58.4 in 2011. Mike and Len McGuigan celebrated two wins as a driver-trainer duo as Shadownthetwilight was an upset winner in 1:59. Freddie captured the $2,400 open trot in 2:03.1 with driven Marc Campbell sending his trainee to the front and controlling the fractions. Star Photo (Jason Hughes) sat in the pocket and finished second while Majian Tango (Jim Ripley) completed the triactor. Freddie is owned by Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores. Reprinted with permission of The Journal Pioneer CDP Results Harness racing results from Thursday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Race 1 – Dasani Seelster (G. Barrieau) 2.80 2.30 2.10; Girl With Attitude (K. Murphy) 3.20 2.80; Dear You (G. Hennessey) 2.70. Times: 29.3, 100.2, 131.1, 200.2. Also ran: I Can Do It, Akrotiri, Brias Dancing Girl, Woodmere Brackley, J J Ella. Winning horse owned by Joseph Wilkie and Wayne MacRae, Fall River, N.S. Exactor 4-9 $10.50; Triactor 4-9-2 $22; Superfecta 4-9-2-3 $71.55. Race 2 – Thelastonestanding (Bri. MacPhee) 17.20 19.50 4.30; Richsnortherndream (K. Arsenault) 3.00 2.70; Shadow Trainer (G. Chappell) 6.30. Times: 30.2, 102.1, 132.3, 202.1. Also ran: Hard Case, Dreamboat Annie, Osprey Delta, Majian Gilroy, Ableway. Winning horse owned by Donald Beaton and Donald MacEachern, Nova Scotia. Exactor 5-7 $79.60; Triactor 5-7-ALL $61; Superfecta 5-7-4-3 $164.85; DD 4-5 $116.70. Race 3 – Oceanview Beemer (S. Murphy) 39.90 11.40 7.50; C J Bluefin (N. Bambrick) 18.00 5.10; J J Antonio (D. Dowling) 8.50. Times: 30.1, 101.1, 131.1, 201.4. Also ran: R Es Kate, Anzula, Royal Native, Leaveitwithme, Shock The Rock. Winning horse owned by Steven Murphy, P.E.I.; and Shawn MacLennan, Nova Scotia. Exactor 7-4 $932.40; Triactor 7-4-ALL $1882.50. Race 4 – Shadownthetwilight (M. McGuigan) 24.90 12.10 5.40; Dustylanebukinfuty (C. MacPherson) 7.30 3.00; March Magic (J. Hughes) 2.10. Times: 29.1, 59.1, 129.3, 159. Also ran: Windmerenoharmdone, Southern Heart, Clare Hall Hanover, Skycrew, Howmac Maragrita. Winning horse owned by Ingham Jenkins, Jeff MacLennan, James Grant and Drop Yer Gloves, P.E.I. Exactor 5-6 $104.40; Triactor 5-6-1 $613; Superfecta 5-6-1-3 $1,116.60. Race 5 – Howmac Blaze (A. Merner) 7.70 6.50 3.30; Sandhill Star (K. Murphy) 13.10 5.30; Hurricane Hill (C. MacPherson) 3.30. Times: 28.3, 58.4, 129.3, 200.1. Also ran: Minor Wisdom, Cougar Gal, Vintage Winner, Briannas Angel. Winning horse owned by Michelle Myers and Roger MacDonald, Cardigan. Exactor 1-2 $38; Triactor 1-2-6 $64.10; Superfecta 1-2-6-5 $400.75. Race 6 – Getting Messi (M. McGuigan) 3.90 3.40 2.80; Hop Up (C. MacPherson) 7.90 2.80; Labero (G. Barrieau) 2.70. Times: 29.1, 58.4, 128.3, 158.3. Also ran: Sailor Blue, Ya Boy Bear, Frill Seeker, Majian Chester, Buckaroo. Winning horse owned by James Whelan, Vernon Bridge. Exactor 5-6 $27.10; Triactor 5-6-1 $74.30; Superfecta 5-6-1-8 $63.42. Race 7 – Julep Hanover (W. Myers) 3.70 3.40 2.60; Outrageous Spirit (G. Hennessey) 4.30 2.70; What A Babe (M. McGuigan) 2.30. Times: 29.1, 101, 131.4, 200.1. Also ran: Goodmorning Ky, Good Luck Kathy, Can Art. Winning horse owned by Wade Myers, Charlottetown. Exactor 4-3 $8.80; Triactor 4-3-2 $57.80; Superfecta 4-3-2-5 $23. Race 8 – Freddie (Ma. Campbell) 3.10 2.60 2.10; Star Photo (J. Hughes) 2.20 2.10; Majian Tango (J. Ripley) 2.70. Times: 30.1, 102.2, 134.3, 203.1. Also ran: Suicide Shift, Scary Good, Wedgewood. Winning horse owned by Three Wisemen Stable, Kingston. Exactor 5-6 $5.30; Triactor 5-6-4 $15; Superfecta 5-6-4-3 $13.70. Race 9 – Tell Me Why (C. MacPherson) 12.30 2.50 2.70; Elektra Express (J. Hughes) 2.50 3.40; Hp Rubis Joyce (G. Barrieau) 3.20. Times: 28.4, 59.4, 131, 200.1. Also ran: Caught Me Speeding, Selfie, Evening Maelstrom, Bad Silver. Winning horse owned by Joseph MacDonald and Alexis Gass, P.E.I. Exactor 1-3 $14.60; Triactor 1-3-6 $60.90; Superfecta 1-3-6-4 $71.18. Race 10 – Dreas Good Powow (K. Murphy) 7.80 6.90 3.00; Bettim Vicky (D. Spence) 4.30 3.20; Miss Sangria (A. Merner) 2.20. Times: 29, 58.3, 129, 157.4. Also ran: Swingirl, Scoot Out Of Here, Elm Grove Misty, Mach An Angel. Winning horse owned by Joseph MacDonald, Breadalbane. Exactor 2-1 $13.60; Triactor 2-1-4 $22.70; Superfecta 2-1-4-6 $55.75. Race 11 – Collective Wisdom (G. Barrieau) 6.80 3.50 3.40; Charlottes Western (Ma. Campbell) 6.10 5.90; One Hot Camshaft (D. Spence) 5.70. Times: 28.4, 59.1, 128.2, 157.1. Also ran: Innocent Kiss, Killean Finale, Paythelinebluechip, Rocknrols Image. Winning horse owned by Woodmere Farms, Marshfield. Exactor 7-3 $281.10; Triactor 7-3-6 $630.80 DD 2-7 $66.10. Wager – $42,458.

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A field of the very finest harness racing pacers on the East Coast will assemble Saturday evening to contest the Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Saturday evening program kicks off at 6 P.M. with the $5,500 Ladner Memorial lining up in race 11. Maritime seasonal record holder All Artist will get the respect of morning line favourite in the Ladner from post 5 and driver Gilles Barrieau elected off of two other mounts to drive the six-year-old son of Roddys Bags Again. Toby MacDonald nows trains the pacer, who just put in a sharp victory in 1:53.4 over Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia for owner Anthony Stymest. Down On My Luck will control the rail in the field of eight with Jason Hughes in the bike for trainer Harold Shepherd and owner Robert Woodburn of St. Thomas, Ont. The five-year-old son of Camluck has yet to see the winner's circle on the East Coast but has hit the top three in both his Island starts. Doctor Royal was the top force in the preferred ranks early in the season and gets post 2 for owner-trainer Dawn Ellis Abbott of Truro, N.S. Walter Cheverie picks up the catch drive on the pacers who sports a 1:55 speed badge this season. Bugsy Maguire did not have a warm Island welcome in his debut as he was parked the route by Euchred but still hung around to finish third in last week's preferred. Walter Simmons of Summerside holds the ownership papers of the five-year-old son of Bettors Delight, who will have Myles Heffernan Sr., in the race bike for trainer Wade Sorrie. Rose Run Quest can never be counted out as he proved with a third place finish in last year's The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer final. Trainer Marc Campbell will steer the Blair Hansen owned pacer from post 4 on Saturday evening. Euchred has been controlling the front end in recent weeks but leaving from post 6 Saturday could tell a different tale. David Dowling drive the Shadow Play gelding for trainer Mike Dowling and owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. Revenant has stepped up his game for his five-year-old season and has yet to miss a cheque against the big boys for owner Kyla MacDonald of Stanhope. Adam Merner will drive the nine-time winner from post 7 for trainer Melissa Rennie. Rounding out the field in the Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational is post 8 starter Screen Test. A former top three-year-old in Western Canada, Screen Test was a bang-up second in 1:54.2 in his latest start for William Andrew of Calgary, Alta., and Kickin Horse Stable of York. Corey MacPherson has been in the race bike for his four-year-old season with Stephen Gass handling the training duties. Big Surf has been listed as the favorite in the Drive For Home Series presented by Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac on race 8. Samantha Gallant, sister of driver-trainer Terry Gallant and organizer of Harness The Hope, will be special guest on the Inside Track Saturday with host Lee Drake. The segment airs at 5:35pm on the Red Shores broadcast. Catch the red hot action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at www.Redshores.ca. Hot Pacers Face Off At Red Shores Summerside SUMMERSIDE, PE - The 2017 Governor's Plate champion will return to racing action in the Sunday afternoon featured event against some iron tough competition at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 10-dash Sunday afternoon program has a 1 P.M. post time with the featured pace lining up in race 9 for a $2,800 pot. Do Over Hanover leaves from post 7 in the field of as many with Jason Hughes in the bike for trainer Chris MacKay and owners Don MacNeill of Alberta, Allard Racing of Quebec and Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. The six-year-old son of Western Ideal is just returning to action fresh off a qualifier after not racing since the Conroy Invitational in Nova Scotia in September. Noudidnt Blue Chip is the top choice in the featured pace from post 4 for the Warren Grove team of owner-trainer Neal Moase and driver David Dowling. The son of Roll With Joe was a winner in 1:56.3 in his latest and sports two wins from his last three starts. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with Noudidnt Blue Chip as his top choice. "Noudidnt Blue Chip made a move getting to the half last week and once he cleared he never looked back," MacIsaac said. "He seems to be getting better with every start and with this being his fourth he should be just about where he wants to be from a conditioning standpoint. He's got a big shot to double up." Also in the Sunday afternoon featured field is Mando Fun (Driven by Dale Spence), Adkins Hanover (Ambyr Campbell), Phil Dorleans (Adam Merner), Pictonian Storm (Myles Heffernan Sr.) and Woodmere Ideal Art (Norris Rogers). Melanies Magic makes his debut on red soil in race 5 on the program with Spence at the helm for trainer MacKenzie MacInnis and owner Sandra Stead of Montague. The five-year-old son of Hypnotic Blue Chip was racing the $15,000 claiming ranks in Ontario with his last start a winning one in 1:57 over The Raceway at Western Fair District. Hemingway is the favourite in race 5 with rail control for driver Merner. Zach Conway makes his pari-mutuel debut in race 7 on the program behind Brief Interlude trained by his father Paul Conway of Bonshaw. The rookie driver will steer his mount from post 5 in a field of 8. Traces Of Purple is the top choice from post 6 with Heffernan in the bike fresh off a 1:56.2 mile in Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series action. Owner, trainer and former driver Paul Biggar will be special guest on the Inside Track Sunday with host Rocky Schurman. The segment airs at 12:35pm on the Red Shores broadcast. For race programs, promotional information and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

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