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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Cape Breton's finest pacer came out on top in last week's feature event but has a new foe for his Saturday afternoon harness racing contest at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Intended Royalty was a winner in the featured event last Saturday at Red Shores Charlottetown and will be the morning line favourite this week. The 13-dash Saturday afternoon presentation kicks off at 12:30 P.M. with the $2,400 preferred pace hitting the track in race 12. Intended Royalty is the choice of classifier Gerard Smith from post 5 with Mike McGuigan back in the race bike for co-owner and trainer Randy Copley of Inverness, N.S., and co-owner Ed Copley. The eight-year-old son of No Pan Intended has been a winner in eight of 11 races since the beginning of 2018 but did not make a start since July until his win last Saturday in Charlottetown. Adkins Hanover returns to red soil for the Saturday contest and draws post 4 for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. David Dowling will drive the 10-year-old Western Ideal pacer who had been performing well on the Ontario circuit in recent months including three wins from his last four starts. Race analyst Les MacIsaac gives the edge to Intended Royalty in the compact field of five. "Intended Royalty was out for most of the mile last week including three wide at the half and still won his local debut," MacIsaac said. "After that performance, other than the likely short price there's not much to dislike." Also in the field is Tempo Seelster (Driven by Ken Murphy), Red Magician (Adam Merner) and Burn Out Hanover (Kenny Arsenault). The top mares pace of the afternoon hits the track in race 9 for a $1,800 purse with Dusty Lane Zendaya guarding the rail for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Stephen Gass and owners Alexis Gass and the Estate of Shelley Gass of Cornwall, P.E.I. Dusty Lane Zendaya's sister, Dustlanemissmolly, was the winner last week for trainer-driver Myles Heffernan and gets post 4 to work from on Saturday. 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 - Intended Royalty had to do it the hard way but came out on top in the Saturday afternoon harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Mike McGuigan was in the sulky for the $2,200 event leaving from post 7 with Intended Royalty at 5-1 odds. Euchred (Driven by Adam Merner) set the early tempo as the post time favourite with splits of 29.3 and 59.2. Intended Royalty began his forward advance at the half-mile marker while being forced three-wide for a short period before the five-eighths. Euchred would open up daylight on his competition before the three-quarters of 1:29.4 with Intended Royalty gobbling up ground in that split to sit in the two-hole heading into the completion of the race. Intended Royalty overcame Euchred in a stretch drive slugfest to win in 1:59.4 with Burn Out Hanover (Kenny Arsenault) finishing third. Randy Copley of Inverness, N.S., co-owns and trains Intended Royalty with co-owner Ed Copley. The victory put the veteran pacer over $100,000 in career purse earnings. The King of Island racing is already establishing another lead in the Red Shores Charlottetown Driving standings as Marc Campbell had four wins on the afternoon card. Campbell was a front-end winner with Pictonian Sareta in race 2 with a mile time of 2:04.3 for his first win of the day. The next three came in quick succession as he captured races 5, 6 and 7. Cougar Gal was a 2:04.1 winner from the Neil Bambrick stable, then Malabrigo captured race 6 in 2:02.3 from Campbell's own barn followed by a 2:03.2 victory with Windsun Rebel for trainer Vaughan Doyle. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - One of the top pacers in Cape Breton will attempt to go over the $100,000 mark in earnings Saturday afternoon but will have an uphill battle in the featured harness racing event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The capital oval will play host to 13-dashes on the afternoon with a 12:30 P.M. first race post time. Intended Royalty was hot during an abbreviated campaign in Inverness, N.S., that saw him win seven out of 10 starts in 2018. Owners Randy and Edward Copley of Inverness, will have their charge driven by Mike McGuigan in the $2,200 top event in race 12 from post seven in the field of as many fresh off a 2:00 qualifier with a 28.4 closing quarter last week. Red Magician defeated the preferred group in his latest start and will leave from post 6 with Corey MacPherson back in the bike for trainer Melissa Rennie and owners Dale and Ronnie Rennie of Elmsdale, P.E.I. Eagle Jolt has rail control in the competitive group for trainer-driver Marc Campbell, while the other Rennie trainee, Euchred, has post 3 for driver Adam Merner. Also in the field is Rollwithitharry (Driven by Drew Neill), Burn Out Hanover (Kenny Arsenault) and Winter Blast (Jason Hughes). Top Desire joins the East Coast racing wars in race 4 of the program for new owner-trainer Ed Harvey of Tyne Valley, P.E.I. The six-year-old son of Real Desire was racing the Ontario circuit most recently for trainer Richard Moreau. Norris Rogers will hand the driving duties Saturday from post 3 at 8-1 morning line odds. Malabrigo has been established as the morning line favorite for Campbell in the Shawn Driscoll pace on race 6. Zingers Laugh returns to Island racing on the program drawing the rail in race 10 of the program. The now nine-year-old son of Bettors Delight is owned by Neal Moase of Warren Grove, P.E.I., and placed in the hands of trainer-driver Drew Neill. With over $125,000 in lifetime earnings and 17 career wins, Zingers Laugh was formerly campaigned by Walter Cheverie on P.E.I. in the 2014-2015 seasons and by Mike McGuigan and Moase in 2017, with stints to Ontario and Quebec in between. 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 – The Melissa Rennie stable was red hot Saturday afternoon capturing the top two spots in the featured harness racing event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The $2,400 featured event saw Red Magician go off as the longest shot on the board at 13-1 odds but hit the wire first overcoming his heavily favoured stablemate, Euchred (Driven by Adam Merner). Corey MacPherson sent Red Magician to the lead off the gate tripping the quarter-mile marker in 29 seconds before fellow Rennie trainee Euchred came calling and was released to the lead. The half was hit in 58.2 before three-quarters in 1:28.2 while Red Magician sat patiently in the two-hole. MacPherson made his move in the stretch drive getting up to win by three-quarters-of-a-length over Euchred while Eagle Jolt (Marc Campbell) was third to complete the healthy $740.60 triactor ticket. Dale and Ronnie Rennie of Elmsdale, P.E.I., hold the ownership papers of Red Magician. The victory was one of two on the program for Rennie, who also won the Denny King Pace with Miss Sangria in 2:02.1 with Merner in the bike for owner Alex MacPhee of Clyde River, P.E.I. Dusty Lane Zendaya posted a mild upset in the $2,350 Fillies and Mares Open pace also with MacPherosn supplying the longshot drive. The Stephen Gass trainee was a winner in 1:58.1 for owners Alexis Gass and The Estate Of Shelley Gass of Cornwall, P.E.I. Collective Wisdom (Drew Neill) was second while Malabrigo (Campbell) grabbed third place. Live racing continues Saturday, Jan. 12 at Red Shores Charlottetown. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Under a front end steer from the ‘King’ of Island harness racing, Sock It Away snatched the New Year’s Eve feature and stamped himself as the winningest horse under the age of six in North American Harness Racing at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. As part of a five win evening for driver Marc Campbell, Sock It Away controlled the front end in the $2,500 preferred pace and powered away to a four-and-three-quarter length victory stopping the clock in 1:57.3. It was win number 20 of the season for Sock It Away, who only tasted defeat once all season for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. That win puts him at the top for wins amongst three-year-old regardless of gender or gait in North America and ties him for second place for wins by any Standardbred on the Continent. Finishing second in the preferred pace was Winter Blast (Driven by Jason Hughes) while Red Magician (Corey MacPherson) was third. Campbell also hit the winner’s circle with Navy Pilot Hanover, Jetster and Modern Best all from his own stable and closed the year out in the New Year’s Eve finale with Prince Adam for trainer Matt Hinkley of Margaree, N.S. Driver David Dowling celebrated win number 100 of the season while winning four races on the 2018 finale. Dowling hit the winner’s circle in an upset performace with Dustlanemissmolly in 2:00.3 in the $2,350 Open Mares class for trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. Drivingthedragon N (Hughes) hung on for second with Dusty Lane Zendaya (MacPherson) completing the healthy $599.30 triactor ticket. Dowling also hit the wire first with Silverhill Buddy in 2:00.4 for trainer Stacey Lund of Stratford, Rockin Indy in 2:00.3 for Troy Murray of Clyde River and Mach An Angel in 2:03.4 for Rocky Schurman of Summerside. Live racing continues Saturday Jan. 5, 2019 with a 12:30 P.M. first race post time. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca.   Nicholas Oakes

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Sock It Away has been brushing aside most of his aged competition but gets a fresh foe in the preferred pace Monday night during a special New Year's Eve harness racing presentation at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 13-race program starts with a special 6:30 P.M. post time as Red Shores will countdown to the 2019. Sock It Away is favoured in the race 12 feature with Marc Campbell back in the bike from post 5 in the $2,500 preferred pace for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford, P.E.I. He will have some high powered opposition as he looks to close out his three-year-old season as Euchred ships back to the East Coast from Ontario racing and draws post 4 for owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S., driver Adam Merner and new trainer Melissa Rennie. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees Sock It Away as the likely horse to hit the wire first and record win number 20 of the season. "Sock It Away has been making some high calibre opposition look pretty ordinary since the stake season came to a conclusion winning three of four and just missing in the other one," MacIsaac said. "It looks like the road to the winner's circle goes through him." Also in the featured field is Winter Blast (Driven by Jason Hughes), Red Magician (Corey MacPherson) and Burn Out Hanover (Kenny Arsenault). Collective Wisdom will look to deliver as the morning line favourite in the race 11 Open Mares pace for a $2,350 purse. Rookie driver Drew Neill will again handle the five-year-old daughter of American Ideal for trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Woodmere Farms of Marshfield, P.E.I. She will face six rivals including Ramblinglily (Merner) who ships in from the mainland after recently racing the top class at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia. Mr Irresistible will be the favourite to close out the calendar year in the race 13 New Year's Eve pace with Hughes at the controls for conditioner Jennifer Doyle. Island native Ryan Desroche, who is building a catch driving career in Ontario, is also home for the holidays and will pick up three drives on the New Year's Eve program. Catch all the racing action, promotional plays and casino floor excitement live or tune into the worldwide broadcast at www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - There was no stopping Sock It Away on a harness racing Boxing Day at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. With Corey MacPherson picking up the mount for trainer Kevin MacLean, the sophomore colt powered away from his preferred foes stopping the clock in 1:56 by over six open lengths in the $2,400 preferred pace. Tempo Seelster (Driven by Ken Murphy) sat second behind Sock It Away for the duration of the mile and finished second while Burn Out Hanover (Kenny Arsenault) completed the triactor. Reg MacPherson of Stratford, P.E.I., holds the ownership papers of the three-year-old colt who celebrated win number 19 of the season from 20 starts. Talented rookie driver Drew Neill continued a very productive month of December as the Winsloe reinsman won three dashes on the 15-race program. Neill started the action off in race 1 finishing first in a dead-heat with Bettim Vicky in 2:02.1 for trainer Jeff Lilley. Selfie (Murphy) and Bettin Vicky both put their noses on the wire together for the win. Neill also visited the winner's circle with Southfield Sassy after a 2:00.3 win for trainer Tom Weatherbie. His third win of the day came as he captured the $2,350 Open Mares class with a 1:57.4 victory for trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Bruce Wood of Marshfield, P.E.I., over Prettyndangerous (David Dowling) and Malabrigo (Marc Campbell). Campbell had a pair of winners from his own Charlottetown stable as he scored a maiden win with Navy Pilot Hanover in 2:03.3 and won the $1,800 Handicap Trot with Freddie in 2:03.4. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - He received the lone blemish of his three-year-old campaign in his latest outing but Sock It Away will look to make amends on the special Boxing Day harness racing program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 15-dash holiday card gets underway at 12:30 P.M. with the $2,400 featured event lining up in race 14. Sock It Away was perfect in his first 18 starts this season but tasted defeat on Dec. 1 as Czar Seelster narrowly defeated him in the stretch drive. With Czar Seelster absent, Sock It Away will be heavily favoured to defeat his six Boxing Day foes for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford, P.E.I. Eagle Jolt knocked off the top class on Dec. 15 and gets post 2 this week with Marc Campbell having to drive his own trainee and missing the mount on Sock It Away. Winter Blast has also been a force in this class and will leave from post 6 Wednesday for driver Jason Hughes and conditioner Jennifer Doyle. Freddie returns to Canadian racing in race 6 of the program handed the outside post 5 in the $1,800 affair listed as a Handicap Trot. The son of Majestic Son was racing in New England for owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston, P.E.I., but is now back in the stable of trainer-driver Campbell as the post time favourite. Other top entries include Frill Seeker (Brian Blanchard) and Suicide Shift (Harold Shepherd). Rookies drivers have played a large role in Island racing recently. Austin Sorrie eclipsed Corey MacPherson's rookie win total of 31 victories in the 2009 season, as the Montague driver recorded win number 32 of his career during the last live program. Fellow rookie pilot Drew Neill has eight drives on the Boxing Day card including Collective Wisdom in the race 9 Mares Open for a $2,350 purse. For race programs or to tune into the live worldwide broadcast go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN – It was a day to remember for a Tyne Valley couple. The special moment took place following Race 6 of a 15-dash harness racing card at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday afternoon. Driver Dale Spence and owner-trainer MacKenzie MacInnis teamed up to win with Casimir Nunzio in a 2:01.3 score, but there would be much more than just a race win to celebrate. When the connections made their way to the winner’s circle, Spence got down on one knee and asked MacInnis to marry him. She said “yes” while the camera was focussed on them for Red Shores’ worldwide broadcast. Featured race Marc Campbell engineered the winning trip in the $2,400 featured pace with Eagle Jolt in a 2:00 score over a sloppy track from his own stable for owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Stratford. Second went to the Spence-driven Confident Fella while Winter Blast (Jason Hughes) was third. The Campbell stable had two winners as Jetster won in 1:59.4 for owner Jamie Struthers of Glace Bay, N.S. Killean Finale captured the $2,350 Open Mares Pace in 2:00.4 for driver Ken Murphy, trainer Clifford Murphy and owners Dr. Mary McNiven and Pacemaker Stable of Nine Mile Creek. Driving triple Mike McGuigan scored a driving triple on the Saturday program. Prince Galaxy, driven by McGuigan shed his maiden status with a 19-length romp in 2:02.2 for trainer Len McGuigan, then IC True Grit was a winner in 2:01.4 for trainer Jackie Matheson of Stratford and Casimir Obama, from the Todd Walsh Stable of Charlottetown, completed McGuigan’s hat trick by winning in 2:01.1. Matheson celebrated a pair of wins as a trainer as Drew Neill guided Howmacs Dragonator to a 2:02.4 win for owners Tracy Conway of Summerside and Lynn Livingstone of Kensington. Trainer Melissa Rennie had two victories from her stable as Innocent Kiss and All Out both won in identical times of 2:03.1. Adam Merner was in the bike for both victories. The total wager was $44,090. With files from Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores. Reprinted with permission of The Journal Pioneer Summary of Saturday afternoon’s harness racing card in Charlottetown: Race 1 Pictonian Sareta (A. Sorrie) 12.40 5.30 2.90 Selfie (A. Merner) 7.50 6.00 Vintage Winner (C. MacPherson) 5.40 Times: 29.1, 1:00.1, 1:30.4, 2:01.2. Also ran: Goodmorning Ky, Sports Highlights, Bettim Vicky, Royal Native. Winning horse owned by Tammy Collings, Hazel Brook, and Austin Sorrie, Montague. Exactor 4-2 – $116.20 Triactor 4-2-3 – $403.90 Superfecta 4-2-3-5 – $302.88   Race 2 Prince Galaxy (M. McGuigan) 2.10 2.10 2.20 Atlantic Drive (M. Bradley) 4.60 3.60  I Can Do It (K. Ford) 9.50 Times: 30.4, 1:02.1, 1:32.4, 2:02.2. Also ran: The Captain Jack, Lilbootsinparadise, J J Antinio, Lyndale Coco, Camco Willow. Winning horse owned by Janice Whalen, Vernon River. Exactor 1-5 – $9.80 Triactor 1-5-9 – $201.50 Superfecta 1-5-9-3 – $416.90 Daily Double 4-1 – $43.90   Race 3 Shadows In Town (K. Arsenault) 11.40 4.30 3.60 Oceanview Magnum (D. Dowling) 9.60 3.80 Political Crisis (A. Merner) 2.60 Times: 29.3, 1:01.1, 1:31.2, 2:02.2. Also ran: Chevalier Semalu, Smart Official, Medoland Bobcat, Sports Royalty. Winning horse owned by James Kennedy, Charlottetown. Exactor 3-4 – $106.80 Triactor 3-4-1 – $124.10 Superfecta 3-4-1-7 – $188.80   Race 4 All Out (A. Merner) 6.20 2.80 2.40 Rockys World (M. Campbell) 4.40 2.80 Lincoln Seelster (D. Neil) 2.40 Times: 31.0, 1:02.3, 1:32.2, 2:03.1. Also ran: Thebestofme, Dees Boy, Top of the Morning, C J Bluefin. Winning horse owned by Dale Rennie, Ronnie Rennie, Elmsdale. Exactor 3-4 – $21.80 Triactor 3-4-1 – $45.80 Superfecta 3-4-1-7 – $68.35   Race 5 Sendmeasign (C. MacPherson) 3.00 2.40 2.70 Bad Silver (M. McGuigan) 3.40 2.60 Delcie Hanover (D. Spence) 15.40 Times: 30.1, 1:03.1, 1:34.1, 2:04.2. Also ran: Anzula, Sandhill Star, Sir Native, Badlands Giovanna. Winning horse owned by Alex Sobey, Kensington. Exactor 4-1 – $9.20 Triactor 4-1-8 – $170.30 Superfecta 4-1-8-2 – $68.76 Race 6 Casimir Nunzio (D. Spence) 8.40 3.80 4.80 L Weather B (M. Campbell) 2.10 2.10 Cyrax (B. Leblanc) 5.40 Times: 29.1, 59.4, 1:30.2, 2:01.3. Also ran: Miramonttogo, Fly With Max, Rockstar Drums, Dilans Mustang, Four Corners. Winning horse owned by Mackenzie MacInnis, Tyne Valley. Exactor 1-3 – $15.40 Triactor 1-3-4 – $69.80 Superfecta 1-3-4-2 – $126.10   Race 7 Innocent Kiss (A. Merner) 3.80 2.80 2.10 Howmac Blaze (C. MacPherson) 4.10 3.70 Superfecta 5-2-4-6 $61.45 Times: 29.1, 1:00.2, 1:32.3, 2:03.1. Also ran: Mach An Angel, Giogolos Rose, Kinross Kate. Winning horse owned by Max Roderick Sehl, N.S., Adam Merner, P.E.I. Exactor 5-2 – $7.70 Triactor 5-2-4 – $15.40 Superfecta 5-2-4-6 – $61.45   Race 8 Jetster (M. Campbell) 7.10 4.50 3.40 All Turain (D. Dowling) 12.50 5.80 Narragansett (J. Hughes) 7.30 Times: 28.4, 59.1, 1:29.2, 1:59.4. Also ran: My Lucky Killean, Prince Adair, Painted Pony, Woodmere Soul. Winning horse owned by James Struthers, Glace Bay, N.S. Exactor 2-3 – $82.00 Triactor 2-3-4 – $337.00   Race 9 Killean Finale (K. Murphy) 3.70 4.60 2.20 Drivingthedragon N (J. Hughes) 16.10 5.90 Prettyndangerous (D. Dowling) 2.20 Times: 29.2, 1:00.3, 1:31.1, 2:00.4. Also ran: Outrageous Spirit, Collective Wisdom, Julep Hanover, Malabrigo, Dustylanemissmolly. Winning horse owned by Dr. Mary McNiven, Pacemaker Stable, Nine Mile Creek. Exactor 4-1 – $35.80 Triactor 4-1-8 – $230.20 Superfecta 4-1-8-2 – $144.37.   Race 10 I C True Grit (M. McGuigan) 10.80 3.60 3.00 Pictonian Storm (A. Sorrie) 19.80 18.20 Rockin Indy (D. Dowling) 4.20 Times: 30.0, 1:00.1, 1:31.1, 2:01.4. Also ran: Tempo Seelster, Oh To Be Me, Red Magician, Mr Irresistible, Jackson K Down, Mach Of Ballykeel. Winning horse owned by Joey Gallant, Ingham Jenkins, Charlottetown. Exactor 7-9 – $85.80 Triactor 7-9-8 – $235.90   Race 11 Casimir Obama (M. McGuigan) 24.70 11.80 4.00 Silverhill Buddy (A. Sorrie) 7.00 8.20 Harbourlite Jerry (S. Shepherd) 4.20 Times: 28.1, 58.1, 1:29.4, 2:01.1. Also ran: Desired Treasure, Rash B Havior, Three Truths, Jetta Flys, Windemerenightlife. Winning horse owned by J. Darin MacKenzie, Charlottetown. Exactor 1-2 – $226.20 Triactor 1-2-4 – $697.50   Race 12 Howmacs Dragonator (D. Neill) 13.10 8.50 3.40 Prince Adam (M. Campbell) 10.20 5.90 Lincoln Blues (K. Arsenault) 3.10 Times: 28.4, 59.2, 1:31.1, 2:02.4. Also ran: Hemingway, Starcastic, HP Bushido Dragjet, Windsun Rebel, JDS Double Dose. Winning horse owned by Tracy Conway, Summerside, Lynn Livingstone, Kensington. Exactor 1-All – $9.00 Triactor 1-All-All – $11.20 Superfecta 1-6-4-7 – $1,612.35   Race 13 Elektra Express (J. Hughes) 6.40 3.10 3.00 Traces of Purple (K. Murphy) 4.10 2.10 Caught Me Speeding (K. Arsenault) 7.30 Times: 29.4, 1:01.1, 1:32.0, 2:02.1. Also ran: Southfield Sassy, Dancers Pass, Cougar Gal, What A Babe, Tell Me Why, Bet Er All.  Winning horse owned by Danny Birt, Jennifer Doyle, Vernon Bridge. Exactor 1-2 – $6.00 Triactor 1-2-4 – $53.70   Race 14 Eagle Jolt (M. Campbell) 8.00 5.70 3.10 Confident Fella (D. Spence) 5.50 3.50 Winter Blast (J. Hughes) 2.70 Times: 29.2, 1:00.3, 1:30.1, 2:00.0. Also ran: Likely To win, Burn Out Hanover, Rollwithitharry, The Big Bite. Winning horse owned by Wilbur MacDonald, Marie MacDonald, Stratford. Exactor 2-1 – $56.60 Triactor 2-1-7 – $90.30 Superfecta 2-1-7-3 – $412.00   Race 15 Charlottes Western (D. Neill) 20.90 12.20 5.50 Dusty Lane Zendaya (D. Spence) 7.20 3.60 Swingirl (C. MacPherson) 3.00 Times: 30.2, 1:00.4, 1:32.1, 2:02.3. Also ran: Modern Best, Miss Sangria, Silverhill Misty, Good Luck Kathy, Windemere Nancy. Winning horse owned by Henry Smallwood, Cooks Brook, Cyril Harvey, Elmsdale, N.S. Exactor 1-3 – $45.60 Triactor 1-3-6 – $663.90 Superfecta 1-3-6-7 – $110.86 Daily double 2-6 – $21.40 Total wager – $44,090

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Red Shores' top driver made his way to the winner's circle with the veteran Eagle Jolt in the featured harness racing event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell engineered the winning trip in the $2,400 featured pace with Eagle Jolt in a 2:00 score over a sloppy track from his own stable for owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Stratford, P.E.I. Second went to Confident Fella (Driven by Dale Spence) while Winter Blast (Jason Hughes) was third. The Campbell stable had two winners as Jetster was a winner in 1:59.4 for owner Jamie Struthers of Glace Bay, N.S. Killean Finale captured the $2,350 Open Mares pace with a 2:00.4 decision for driver Ken Murphy, trainer Clifford Murphy and owners Dr. Mary McNiven and Pacemaker Stable of Nine Mile Creek, P.E.I. Mike McGuigan scored a driving triple on the Saturday program with Prince Galaxy shedding his maiden status with a 19-length romp in 2:02.2 for trainer Len McGuigan, then IC True Grit was a winner in 2:01.4 later in the card for trainer Jackie Matheson of Stratford. Casimir Obama completed the hat-trick for McGuigan winning in 2:01.1 from the Todd Walsh Stable of Charlottetown, P.E.I. Matheson celebrated a pair of wins as a trainer with Drew Neill guiding Howmacs Dragonator to a 2:02.4 win for owners Tracy Conway of Summerisde and Lynn Livingstone of Kensington, P.E.I. Trainer Melissa Rennie had two victories from her stable as Innocent Kiss and All Out both won in identical times of 2:03.1 with Adam Merner in the race bike. Race 6 on the program was a special moment in the lives of driver Dale Spence and owner-trainer MacKenzie MacInnis. The Tyne Valley couple teamed up to win with Casimir Nunzio in a 2:01.3 score but when the connections made their way to the winner's circle, Spence got down on one knee and asked MacInnis to marry him. She said "yes" while the camera was focussed on them for Red Shores' worldwide broadcast. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Picking up the pieces from an early speed duel, Salmonier Storm claimed the top pace of the week at long odds Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Ambyr Campbell was in the bike for the winning trip, which is the third straight for the seven-year-old son of Western Ideal, stopping the clock in 1:58.2 in the $2,500 preferred pace. Hitting the wire first at 18-1 odds, Salmonier Storm prevailed for owner Brian MacPhee of Clyde River, P.E.I., over pacesetter Winter Blast (Driven by Jason Hughes) and third place IC True Grit (Mike McGuigan). The colours white, green and black frequented the winner’s circle on the 15-dash program with a total of seven wins scored between the ‘King’ of Island racing and a promising rookie driver. Marc Campbell continued his reign of the Red Shores driver’s standings with four wins on the day to put him at 121 victories this year at the capital oval. Campbell started his good fortune in race 10 of the day winning with Charlottes Western in 2:01.4 for trainer Jeff Lilley of Milton, followed by a win in race 11 with Malabrigo in 2:00.1 from his own stable. Confiden Fella supplied the third part of the quadruple in race 12 with a 1:59.2 victory from the O’Leary stable of Ralph Sweet then finished the card off winning with Jetta Flys in 2:00.1 for Stephen Quinn of Charlottetown, P.E.I. Drew Neill scored the first driving triple of his career just two days after his 19th birthday. The Winsloe driver connected with Miramonttogo in a front end score of 2:03.4 for his father Irwin Neill, then scored a pair of wins for trainer Jackie Matheson of Stratford, P.E.I. later on the card. Howmacs Dragonator was the first part of the Neill-Matheson double with a 2:01.3 win then Collective Wisdom won the $2,350 Fillies and Mares Open pace in 1:59.1 for owner Bruce Wood of Marshfield, P.E.I. Brian Blanchard celebrated his first Canadian driving win as he teamed up with Frill Seeker to captured the $1,800 Open trot in 2:05.3. The U.S. driver was in the bike for trainer Kenny Arsenault and owner Ebbsfleet Stables of Stratford, Ont. It was win number 73 of Blanchard’s driving career but the rest of his victories came in his native Maine. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Winter Blast has proven to be an iron tough adversary and will be looking to channel that talent to the harness racing winner's circle in the Saturday afternoon top class at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 15-dash Saturday afternoon program kicks off the action at 12:30 P.M. with the preferred pace hitting the track in race 14 for a $2,500 purse. Winter Blast has been in every triactor ticket for six starts but has not seen the winner's circle since Oct. 27. Most of his more rugged company is absent this week as he is installed as the 5-2 morning line favourite from post 6 for driver Jason Hughes, conditioner Jennifer Doyle and owner Danny Birt of Vernon Bridge, P.E.I. Rockin Indy has settled in nicely to East Coast competition and will leave from post 7 as the second choice on the morning line for driver Corey MacPherson. Rail control belongs to Eagle Jolt (Driven by Marc Campbell) as the veteran pacer will look to rebound off of last week's sixth place finish after winning convincingly the week before in 1:58.2. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with Winter Blast to overcome post 6. "The six hole might curb your enthusiasm but Winter Blast is not facing any of those that have beaten him in recent starts and that's got to count for something," MacIsaac said. "He looks like the one to knock off." Also in the field is Salmonier Storm (Ambyr Campbell), Pictonian Storm (Austin Sorrie), Diggin In (Adam Merner), I C True Grit (Mike McGuigan), Mr Irresistible (Kyle Gillis) and The Big Bite (Kenny Arsenault). Killean Finale will put her modest streak to the test in the race 9 Fillies and Mares Open for a $2,350 purse. Ken Murphy will drive the Clifford Murphy trainee from post 7 while riding two straight wins at this level for owners Dr. Mary McNiven and Pacemaker Stable of Nine Mile Creek, P.E.I. Collective Wisdom has not been out of the triactor ticker in her last six starts, all in this class, and will again have Drew Neill at the lines from post 6. Prettyndangerous has posed a risk in this class all season and is sitting on two straight second place finishes with post 5 to work from this week with David Dowling at the controls. Red Shores will have a memorial horseshoe after race 6 of the afternoon card in memory of the late Brian Andrew who passed away this week. For race programs, live video and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - All good things must come to an end and such was the case with Sock It Away Saturday afternoon when his harness racing win streak was snapped at 18 at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Czar Seelster controlled the front end in the $2,650 preferred pace at the capital oval and was able to fight off the first-over advance of the undefeated Sock It Away in 1:57.2 over a track rated two-seconds off. Kenny Arsenault sent Czar Seelster the lead through splits of 29.3, 59.1 and 1:28.1 with Sock It Away (Driven by Marc Campbell) head-to-head with him at that third panel. Sock It Away cleared to the front late in the mile but the veteran Czar Seelster battled back to win by a neck and hand Sock It Away his first loss of his three-year-old season. Winter Blast (Jason Hughes) rounded out the triactor. Czar Seelster is owned by Tammy Johnston of Stratford, P.E.I., with Todd Weatherbee handling the training duties. Arsenault scored five wins on the Saturday afternoon card as the seasoned pilot clicked with The Big Bite in 2:01.2 for Thane Arsenault of Charlottetown, Toad River in 2:01.4 for Barry Folland of Cape Traverse, Burn Out Hanover in 2:00.4 for Jeff Holmes of Orwell and Traces Of Purple in 2:01.2 for Robert Phillips of Belfast, P.E.I. Killean Finale captured the $2,350 fillies and mares open pace with a 1:59.4 score over Prettyndangerous (David Dowling) and Collective Wisdom (Drew Neill). Ken Murphy drove Killean Finale for trainer Clifford Murphy and owners Dr. Mary McNiven and Pacemaker Stable of Nine Mile Creek, P.E.I. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Sock It Away will resume his remarkable three-year-old season as he again takes on the harness racing preferred pace Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 15-dash Saturday afternoon program has a 12:30 P.M. start time with Sock It Away saddled with post 5 in the race 14 preferred pace. Marc Campbell is back in the race bike for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford, P.E.I. as Sock It Away will look for win number 19 of his sophomore campaign. The three-year-old son of Pang Shui has yet to taste defeat in 2018 with over $82,000 in seasonal earnings. The pacer will tackle four foes in the $2,650 preferred pace including top Invitational pacer Czar Seelster, who has post 2 with Kenny Arsenault at the controls. Also in the field is Rockin Indy (Driven by Corey MacPherson), Winter Blast (Jason Hughes) and Rollwithitharry (Ron Matheson). Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees no reason Sock It Away can not extend his win streak after defeating this group in his two latest races. "Sock It Away has tackled the big boys for his last two starts and had either of them been fights they would have been stopped, that's how easily he won," MacIsaac said. "Other than the likely short price there's not much to dislike." Race 8 will see the fillies and mares open pace for a $2,350 purse as Elektra Express returns to the East Coast for new trainer Jennifer Doyle. Jason Hughes will drive the four-year-old daughter of Western Paradise, who was a top two and three-year-old in the Atlantic Stakes program the past two years then left to compete in the U.S. late last year. Other top entries include Collective Wisdom (Drew Neill) and Prettyndangerous (David Dowling). Burn Out Hanover makes his Atlantic Canadian debut in race 9 as the morning line favourite for new owner-trainer Jeff Holmes of Orwell, P.E.I. The three-year-old son of Well Said is out of the great pacing mare Burning Point, and will be looking for a new lease on life from post 1 with Arsenault in the bike after struggling recently on the Ontario circuit. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Fending off Gilles Barrieau in a driving competition takes skill but that is exactly what Adam Merner did in the harness racing Paul MacDonald Memorial Driver's Challenge Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The competition was part of Horse Person's Day sponsored by the P.E.I. Standardbred Horse Owner's Association with eight drivers competing in eight races on the Saturday program. Merner finished the day with 62 points for his first MacDonald Memorial win with Barrieau finishing two points back in second and Corey MacPherson finishing third with 56 points. Barrieau started off the action winning the first leg in a 2:01 romp with Dilans Mustang with Merner finishing second. Merner finished second again in the second leg as David Dowling and Good Lucky Kathy clicked in 2:01.2. Southfield Sassy would give Merner his first taste of the winner's circle in the MacDonald Memorial challenge as edged out Mach An Angel (Driven by Dowling) by a neck in 2:01.4. Merner snagged a fifth place finish in leg four but still keep second place Barrieau at bay as the New Brunswick driver finished sixth. Barrieau attempted to close the gap winning with Casimir Obama in 1:59.1 in the next leg but Merner kept close with a second place finish behind Casimir Nunzio. Spirit supplied Barrieau with his third win in the challenge with a mile time of 2:01.2 while Merner and Cougar Gal faded to fifth. Mach Of Ballykeel then supplied a surge up the passing lane in leg seven for driver Merner while Barrieau finished fourth to give Merner a four point advantage going into the eighth and final leg. Merner's lead was near squandered in the final dash of the competition as Hemingway made a break past the half-mile marker and provided interference to other horses. Hemingway finished fifth and was placed eighth but Barrieau was unable to capitalize with Loves A Challenge as he finished sixth and did not close the point gap. Also in the challenge David Dowling finished the day in fourth place with 53 points, with a three-way tie in fifth place at 48 points between Ambyr Campbell, Ron Matheson and Mike McGuigan while Kenny Arsenault finished eighth with 45 points. Rollwithitharry and Barrieau captured the $2,500 Preferred 2 pace in 1:58.4 for trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Woodmere Farms of Marshfield, P.E.I. The $2,350 Fillies and Mares Open pace saw an upset with Killean Finale and Ken Murphy winning in 1:58.4 for trainer Clifford Murphy and owners Dr. Mary McNiven and Pacemaker Stable of Nine Mile Creek, P.E.I. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The annual Paul MacDonald Memorial Driver's Challenge takes centre stage Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 14-dash harness racing card kicks off at 12:30 P.M., as part of Horse Person's Day sponsored by the P.E.I. Standardbred Horse Owner's Association. The MacDonald Memorial trophy will be presented to the top driver in the eight person competition that includes drivers qualifying under three different criteria. The top four dash winners are invited to the event and they include Gilles Barrieau, Adam Merner, Corey MacPherson and David Dowling. Leading dash winner Marc Campbell qualified for the event but is vacationing in the U.S. during the challenge. Mike McGuigan and Kenny Arsenault will compete on the day as the top two percentage drivers with over 75 starts, while the top two percentage drivers with 40 to 75 starts are Ron Matheson and Ambyr Campbell, the first female to compete in the annual championship. All eight drivers will face off in eight dashes on the card in races 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12 and 13 with points earned in each race by order of finish with the top point earner being awarded the MacDonald trophy at the end of the day. Driving statistics were combined from Red Shores Summerside and Charlottetown up until the end of October. All drivers must be members of the P.E.I Standardbred Horse Owner's Association. Also on the Saturday card, Dustlanemissmolly rides a three-race win streak into the race 9 Fillies and Mares Open pace with Myles Heffernan Sr., in the bike for trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jacke Heffernan of Summerville, P.E.I. The daughter of Brandon's Cowboy has been assigned the outside post 6 after beating this class the past two weeks. The race 14 finale has a field of seven Preferred 2 pacers with Winter Blast installed as the morning line favourite after a bang-up second to a romping Sock It Away in last week's Preferred pace. Jason Hughes is back in the bike behind the post 4 starting Jennifer Doyle trainee for owner Danny Birt of Vernon Bridge, P.E.I. Other top entries include Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie), who draws post 1 after scoring a pair of wins at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia, and post 5 starter Czar Seelster (Arsenault). For race programs, live video and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

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