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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top driver in the history of Prince Edward Island harness racing will be honoured Saturday afternoon with Marc Campbell Day at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.   The 'King' of Island racing, Campbell of Winsloe, will be the focus of the Saturday card as he is honoured as the top driver every year of the past decade.   The Saturday program kicks off at 12:30 P.M. with 14-dashes scheduled. Red Shores will have a banner up to recognize Campbell that the fans cane sign, a trackside presentation with a plaque from Red Shores as well as special video clips and races from the driver's career.   Race 13 is the Marc Campbell - Driver Of The Decade pace with a mainstay of the Campbell stable favoured in the $2,600 event. Eagle Jolt has post 2 for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Stratford. The 13-year-old son of Village Jolt will look to add to his 64 lifetime victories from over 330 lifetime outings.   Burn Out Hanover looms a large danger from post 3 with Corey MacPherson in the driver's seat for trainer Jeff Holmes. A son of Well Said out of millionaire pacing mare Burning Point, Burn Out Hanover tired off the front in his latest over a heavy track rated five seconds off due to mud.   Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with Burn Out Hanover to provide the upset in the Marc Campbell - Drive Of The Decade pace.   "As we said earlier, the front wasn't the place to be last week so we'll cut him some slack for not delivering as the chalk," MacIsaac said of Burn Out Hanover. "There's a ton of thirds there against some big time opposition so he could be sitting on a win."   Other entrants in the field are IC True Grit (Driven by Mike McGuigan), Bank Of Dad (Adam Merner), Santana Sass (Kenny Arsenault), Silverhill Buddy (David Dowling), Hes Marvalous (Myles Heffernan Sr.) and Jeb (Jason Hughes).   The preferred pace lines up in race 7 with Creepin the morning line choice after winning this class last week. Dowling is in the bike for trainer and co-owner Jim Quinn and co-owners Alex Quinn and Carl Peterson. Other top entries are the Jen Doyle trained duo of Winter Blast (Hughes) and Midnight Matt (Arsenault).   By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - On a muddy day with unseasonably high January temperatures, Silverhill Buddy was the only front end harness racing winner Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The David Myers trained pacer lead at every call in the New Year's Pace at the capital oval as David Dowling gave him a 2:04.2 steer over a track with a five-second variant. The six-year-old son of Proven Lover is owned by Myers along with Joanne MacRae of Charlottetown and Gwyneth McGuirk of Fort Augustus. After leading all driver for 10 straight seasons, Marc Campbell got a head start on the 2020 driving standings as he won the first dash of the calendar year with Fusspot in 2:06.3 then proceeded to win five more races on the program. Campbell won with Windsun Rebel in 2:04.3 and Scoot Out Of Here in 2:05.2 from the Vaughan Doyle stable of Charlottetown as well as Cougar Gal in 2:06.3 for Neil Bambrick of Charlottetown. Campbell completed his six-win day with the finishing touches of a triple from his own barn as Jetster won in 2:05.4 and Messier Seelster scored in 2:06.2. Red Shores released details on the Race Day broadcast that Saturday January 11th will be Marc Campbell Day to honor the driver's achievements over the past decade at the city track. Creepin won the $2,900 preferred for driver David Dowling and trainer Jim Quinn in 2:02.2 over Winter Blast (Driven by Jason Hughes) and Screen Test (Corey MacPherson). MacPherson won two races on the program to begin his countdown to win number 1,000 as he is 21 wins from the milestone. For more information go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The statistical clocks are reset as Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park kicks off the 2020 harness racing season on Saturday afternoon. The 14-dash Saturday presentation has a 12:30 P.M. first race post time with race 11 on the program being carded as the New Year's Pace. The $2,100 event has Silverhill Buddy tacked as the morning line favourite from post 4 with David Dowling in the bike for co-owner and trainer Dave Myers, who co-owns with Joanne MacRae and Gwyneth McGuirk. The now six-year-old son of Proven Lover had a banner season in 2019 with seven wins and $12,980 in purse earnings, with his latest trip to the winner's circle just two starts back. Summerside Raceway sophomore track record holder Complete Player has post 2 in the full field with Kenny Arsenault picking up the catch drive behind the six-year-old son of Brandons Cowboy from the Tom Weatherbie stable. Smart Official leaves from post 7 with Jason Hughes at the lines for trainer Peter Lanigan of Montague. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sides with Silverhill Buddy for the top piece of his selection in the New Year's Pace. "Silverhill Buddy had to work hard for the front last time and while there's no guarantee it will be easier today since there's early speed to his inside, he still gets top billing," MacIsaac said. Also in the field is Harbourlite Jerry (Driven by Steven Shepherd), Selkirk Echo (Ken Murphy), Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell), Melanies Magic (Adam Merner) and Smiley Bayama (Corey MacPherson). The preferred pace will see a tight knit field of five vying for a $2,900 purse in race 7. Screen Test rides a two-race win streak into the event from post 5 with MacPherson at the lines for trainer Stephen Gass of Cornwall. Other top entries are Creepin (Dowling) and Winter Blast (Hughes). For more information go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The 2019 racing season comes to a close Tuesday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and the top driver of the decade says he can't wait to get started on another driving title. The 13-dash New Year's Eve program is scheduled for a 6:30 P.M. first race post time. Environment Canada has indicated the possibility of impending weather with officials at Red Shores making an announcement at 10 A.M. Tuesday morning on the status of the program. Winsloe driver Marc Campbell is poised to win his 10th straight dash title as he leads all drivers at the Capital oval with 136 trips to the winner's circle, ahead of second place Gilles Barrieau at 107 wins. The 35-year-old Vernon River native finds it hard to believe he was never heeded as top driver, with only Jason Hughes tying him in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. "It seemed to go by quick," the driver said. "Probably because of all of the ups and downs that come along with horse racing. I couldn't tell you the amount of weddings I was supposed to be in that I got there late or had to leave early because of horse racing." "Thankfully my friend and family still like me," Campbell jokes. Along with two O'Brien Award for Horsemanship and a pair of Gold Cup and Saucer victories, Campbell has made 2,319 trips to the winner's circle in his career, with over $5.2 million in purse earnings. "I feel like I'm just getting started. I'm driving way better now than I ever have, way differently than I ever have." The Tuesday program will also see the retirement of Dreamfair Van Dam, a longtime mainstay in the Campbell stable that recently returned back to P.E.I. from a lease arrangement in Nova Scotia. The 14-year-old pacer faces mandatory retirement before he turns 15, but will go out a winner in his final two races. "I go down in the basement in my house and the kids are watching Youtube of Gold Cup and Saucers or lord knows what," The father of four said. "Poor Dreamfair Van Dam is tired out, the kids have raced him 20 times a day the past week in the basement. The Youtube is getting worn out. But that is what it is all about, it's not all about money." One thing Campbell cannot praise enough is the racing product that Red Shores puts on at Charlottetown and Summerside. "The product here is second to none. I get to go to work at a nice place, nice track, nice facility. People think the racing isn't tough here but it's tough. Go buy a horse for $15,000 and you bring it down here and you could get throttled. There are a lot of great horse people here and it is tough." For more information on Tuesday's program go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a first-over assault Screen Test prevailed in the Boxing Day harness racing feature Thursday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Corey MacPherson was in the bike for the 1:56.4 score in the $2,650 preferred pace for trainer Stephen Gass and owners Kickin Horse Stable of York and William Andrew of Calgary, Alta. Winter Blast (Driven by Jason Hughes) was second while Rockin Indy (David Dowling) completed the triactor. Marc Campbell continued his hot streak as he captured four wins on the program including three from his own Charlottetown stable. Campbell's catch driving win came aboard Santana Sass in 1:58.3 while his other trainee wins were with Jetster in 1:58.4, Dreamfair Van Dam in 2:00.1 and Messier Seelster in 2:03.3. Driver Adam Merner made a trio of visits to the winner's circle on the card starting off in race 3 with Runnindownadream with a 2:03.3 score from the Chris Davies stable of Cornwall. Goodmorning Ky supplied Merner's second win in 2:01.3 for trainer Frank Banks of Summerside, then Selkirk Echo capped off the triple in 2:01.1 for the horse's second straight win from the Jackie Matheson stable. Pictonian Storm captured the Boxing Day Pace for driver Austin Sorrie, trainer Wade Sorrie and owner Tammy Collings, Hazel Brook, PE. The time of the mile was1:59.2. Sorrie, who was home from Ontario for the Christmas break, was named a finalist in the future star category at the upcoming O'Brien Awards next month in Mississauga, Ontario. Wager for Boxing Day was $53,840. Live racing continues at the Capital oval on Tuesday evening at 6:30 P.M. for a special New Year's Eve presentation. For more information click here.. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, P.E.I. -The 2019 harness racing season is coming to a close all across North America and the greatest driver to leave Charlottetown will lead the continent for driving percentage. Wally Hennessey, who grew up on Euston Street, has 420 wins from 1,307 starts in New York and Florida in 2019, giving him a remarkable .457 driving average. The 63-year-old has been a top name in the sport for decades and this year’s numbers put him tops in all of the U.S. and Canada for driving percentage for reinsman with more than 500 starts. That list for the continent also consists of a trio of regulars at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park (CDP). Saint John, N.B., native Gilles Barrieau, who races on P.E.I., is sixth with a .401 Universal Driving Rating System (UDRS) mark, winning 151 races from 636 drives. Warren Grove resident David Dowling is in ninth place with 154 wins from 657 starts (.379 UDRS) while Winsloe’s Marc Campbell is 10th with 178 wins from 740 starts (.377 UDRS). Having four of the top 10 spots reserved for drivers with ties to Charlottetown harness racing is an incredible accomplishment for Island racing. On the horse side, So Much More is the winningest Island-bred horse with the Ontario-sired daughter of Big Jim in 18th place amongst all horses in North America for dash wins with 15 victories. Bred by Doug MacPhee of New Haven and campaigned on P.E.I. by Tom Weatherbie before being sold to Ontario interests at the start of the season, So Much More was a top contender in the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit this year as a three-year-old. She added another feather to her cap recently by beating the $30,000 fillies and mares preferred class at Woodbine Mohawk Park in 1:51.3 with Kingston native James MacDonald in the bike. Also tied for 18th on the list of top dash-winning horses is a pair of horses from the Wood family’s Woodmere Farms in Marshfield. Woodmere Oleksiak could move up in the rankings tonight at The Meadowlands in New Jersey with her final start of the calendar year. A champion filly on the East Coast from the Earl Watts stable, Woodmere Oleksiak has won her last four starts in New Jersey, including wins in 1:53.3 and 1:54.4 at The Meadowlands. Woodmere Rondevous is in a similar spot with a start pending tonight as the son of Articulator will look to add to his 15 wins from 45 starts this season, all at Monticello Raceway in New York. Oceanview Magnum, from William Roloson’s standardbred nursery in Belfast, also has 15 wins this year with his latest in the $14,000 claiming ranks at Woodbine in 1:54.2. The top Island-bred trotter for wins is Gettin Messi, bred by William Andrew of Meridian Farms in Milton, then raced on the Island by Blayne White and Len (Barney) McGuigan. The 14-time winner this season set a Maritime record of 1:58.3 this summer at the CDP and was a recent winner at Yonkers Raceway in New York in a new lifetime best of 1:56.1. P.E.I. Scene Live racing continues Tuesday at the CDP with a special New Year’s Eve program scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. By Nicholas Oakes  Reprinted with permission of Saltwire.com

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A pair of harness racing Island natives are coming home for the Holiday Season to put the finishing touches on their breakouts seasons in the race bike in Central Canada. Milo native Ryan Desroche and Montague native Austin Sorrie will be competing on the Thursday afternoon Boxing Day program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 14-dash presentation kicks off at 12:30 P.M. Recently named as a finalist in the Future Star category at the O'Brien Awards honouring the best in Canadian racing in February, Sorrie will participate in six races on the Boxing Day card at the capital oval. The 20-year-old Montague native in the midst of a career year racing in Ontario after setting a record on P.E.I. in 2018 for most wins by a rookie driver. So far in 2019, Sorrie has made 78 trips to the winner's circle and put together $401,000 in purse earnings from 630 starts. Desroche has also been working towards making a mark as a driver in Central Canada with 26 wins and $187,587 earned from 443 races. The 21-year-old Prince County native will drive Bettim Jenny in race 5 of the Boxing day card from the Jeff Lilley stable of Charlottetown. A winner at this same level on Saturday afternoon, Bettim Jenny leaves from post 3 in the $1,600 affair, which is also the first race of the afternoon for Sorrie, who will drive Can Art from post 6 for owner Wayne Oakes of North Wiltshire. Sorrie will also compete in races 6, 7, 9, 11 and 14 on the afternoon. The afternoon feature lines up in race 13 with Winter Blast the morning line choice in the $2,650 class with Jason Hughes at the lines for trainer Jennifer Doyle and owner Danny Birt of Vernon Bridge. Screen Test knocked off the top event on Saturday afternoon and leaves from post 2 with Corey MacPherson driving for trainer Stephen Gass of Cornwall. Other top entries include Burn Out Hanover (Driven by Kenny Arsenault) and Rockin Indy (David Dowling).   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The 'King' of Island harness racing, Marc Campbell, was busy adding to his win totals Saturday afternoon in his tenth season as leading driver at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Campbell made five trips to the winner's circle on the Saturday card including three wins from his own Charlottetown stable. Campbell's catch driving wins were with Rockstar Drums in 1:59.1 for trainer Vaughan Doyle and Santanna Sass in 1:58.1 for Nick MacGillvray of Stratford. The Campbell stable opened up the action in race 1 with Messier Seelster in 2:02, then 14-year-old veteran Dreamfair Van Dam scored a 19-length romp in 1:58.3 and Charlottes Western was a front-end winner in 1:58.2. Screen Test delivered as the favourite in the $2,750 preferred pace with a first-over journey of 1:57.4. Corey MacPherson was at the lines for owners Kickin Horse Stable of York and William Andrew of Calgary, Alta., and trainer Stephen Gass. Hes Marvalous (Driven by Myles Heffernan Sr.) did all the roadwork to finish second while Burn Out Hanover (Kenny Arsenault) was third. Tell Me Why took a pocket ride in the $2,450 top mare's pace, also with MacPherson in the seat, in 1:58.1 for co-owner and trainer Joe MacDonald of Breadalbane and co-owner Alexis Gass of Cornwall. It was a big day at the city oval. Customers wagered $52,990 on the afternoon program. Racing continues at Red Shores on Boxing Day Thursday afternoon with a 12:30 P.M. opening post time. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. Red Shores would like to wish Happy Holidays to our media partners and editors. Thank you for your support. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores    

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - His latest start was declared a no-contest at the quarter pole but Burn Out Hanover will be searching for the winner's circle again this week in the Saturday afternoon harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 14-dash Saturday card gets underway at 12:30 P.M. with the $2,750 feature lining up in the race 14 finale. He's Marvalous has rail control for the family combination of driver Myles Heffernan Sr., trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. The six-year-old son of Delmavalous was a winner in his last start in 1:58.2 off the front end and has another favourable spot to leave from this week. Burn Out Hanover has post 4 in the evenly matched featured field with Kenny Arsenault in the bike for trainer Jeff Holmes. Creepin was second in the preferred his last start to Rose Run Quest, and with that top pacer absent this week the David Dowling driven Creepin is the morning line favourite from post 6. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with Burn Out Hanover for the top placing, "We liked Burn Out Hanover going into last week's race which was eventually declared a no contest," MacIsaac said. "Since the opposition is the same today and he gets a similar post we don't see any reason not to go back to him." Also in the featured field are Screen Test (Driven by Corey MacPherson), Eagle Jolt (Marc Campbell), Rockin Indy (Mike McGuigan), Winter Blast (Jason Hughes) and Bank Of Dad (Adam Merner). Collective Wisdom gets top billing in the race 13 top mare's pace for a $2,450 purse. McGuigan picks up the catch drive for trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Woodmere Farms of Marshfield after the daughter of American Ideal pounded out a front end victory of 1:58.4 in her latest start with Gilles Barrieau in the bike that day. Other top mares entries are the Kevin Gilles trained duo of Drivingthedragon N (Hughes) and Rocknrols Image (Arsenault). Catch the action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The featured harness racing pace of the day at Charlottetown Driving Park was ruled a no-contest by officials of the Atlantic Province's Harness Racing Commission as Midnight Matt (Hughes) made a break and fell in the first-quarter of the mile. Both horse and driver walked away from the incident unscathed on Saturday. As the longest shot on the board, Rocknrols Image shocked the top mares class this afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.  Sophist was first to the lead in the $2,500 top pacing mares class and driver David Dowling gave the streaking mare front end fractions of 30, 59.4 and 1:30.3 but was unable to hold off a hard closing Rocknrols Image in 2:00.2. Kenny Arsenault was at the lines of the Kevin Gillis trainee at 29-1 odds for owner David MacDonald of Belfast. Second went to Tell Me Why (Driven by Corey MacPherson) while Sophist was third. The featured pace of the day was ruled a no-contest by officials of the Atlantic Province's Harness Racing Commission as Midnight Matt (Hughes) made a break and fell in the first-quarter of the mile. Both horse and driver walked away from the incident unscathed. Hughes had a driving triple on the program winning with Winter Blast in 1:59.4 for conditioner Jennifer Doyle of Earnescliffe, Smart Official in 2:01.2 for Peter Lanigan of Montague and Fusspot in a maiden breaking score of 2:03 from the Marc Campbell stable of Charlottetown. Live racing continues next Saturday (Dec. 21) at Red Shores Charlottetown. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The preferred class monster is gone this week leaving Saturday afternoon's top harness racing event a truly wide-open affair at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The capital oval will play host to 14-dashes starting at 12:30 P.M. as the lone program of the week. The preferred pace headlines the card in the finale with Rose Run Quest not entered in the class, leaving a contentious group vying for the $2,900 purse. Eagle Jolt has rail control in the preferred, fresh off a win one class down for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Stratford. The 12-year-old son of Village Jolt has made six trips to the winner's circle this season with over $12,000 in the bank. Hes Marvalous scored an open-length victory in his latest and the front-end pacer has post two this week with Myles Heffernan Sr., at the lines. Burn Out Hanover will leave from post 4 from the Jeff Holmes stable of Orwell and Kenny Arsenault will pick up the catch drive as regular driver Gilles Barrieau has returned to his home base of Saint John, N.B. Race analyst Les MacIsaac likes Burn Out Hanover chances."Burn Out Hanover's current form is excellent with five top-three finishes from his last six tries and while he loses Gilles, we'll take Kenny as a replacement any day of the week," MacIsaac said. "Top call." Also in the class are Screen Test (Driven by Corey MacPherson), Creepin (David Dowling), Rockin Indy (Mike McGuigan), Bank Of Dad (Adam Merner) and Midnight Matt (Jason Hughes). Race 13 has the top mare's pace of the day with Sophist coming into the class off a two-race win streak for driver David Dowling, trainer Chris MacKay and owner Jordan MacKay of French River. The three-year-old Up Front Charlie filly was a recent purchase by MacKay out of the Harrisburg Mixed Sale in Pennsylvania and used a 28.4 closing rush to capture her latest race after being a six-length winner the start previous. The Time To Win is the morning line choice in the class with Ron Matheson in the bike for trainer Jackie Matheson. The Western Ideal lass scored an eight-length romp last time out for driver Barrieau. Other top entries are Arc Light (Campbell) and West River Ambyr (Steven Shepherd). For live video and more go to Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - On the cusp of history, the 'King' of Island harness racing dominated the final portion of the Sunday afternoon program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Driver Marc Campbell won the final three dashes of the 10-race card including the race 9 featured pace aboard his own Rose Run Quest in 1:56.4. The Winsloe trainer-driver was on top for every piece of the mile before drawing off to a six-length victory. Creepin rallied from last to finish second for driver David Dowling while Burn Out Hanover and Gilles Barrieau were third. Blair Hansen of Charlottetown owns the 44-time winner. Campbell other win from his own barn was with Eagle Jolt in 1:58.3 for the veteran pacers 64th lifetime win then the driver guided Forever Paradise to an open-length romp in 1:59 for trainer Kevin MacLean of Kinross. The three-win day by Campbell propelled the driver to an 18-race lead in the driver's standings with 122 visits to the Red Shores Charlottetown winner's circle. Gilles Barrieau sits in second place with 107 wins. If Campbell can hold onto the lead for the final four cards of the calendar year, he will again make history with driving titles every year of the decade. The 35-year-old horseman first won the dash title in 2010 in his seventh season in the race bike and has not been heeded in any subsequent season. Jason Hughes tied Campbell for leading driver in 2014 and 2015, with Campbell winning outright every other year. For Sunday afternoon race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - On top at every call, Collective Wisdom was the boss in the featured harness racing pace on a special Customer Appreciation program Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Customer Appreciation Day highlighted the Saturday card, sponsored by the P.E.I. Harness Racing Industry Association with prize draws all day for anyone purchasing a pari-mutuel ticket Collective Wisdom won the biggest dash of the program in the $2,550 featured pace cruising to the front from post 4 and laying down splits of 28.3, 59.3 and 1:29.2 in line to Gilles Barrieau. The Jackie Matheson trained mare closed out the mile in 1:58.4 for the trainer's third win of the day. Woodmere Farms of Marshfield holds the ownership papers of Collective Wisdom. Matheson, Barrieau and owner Woodmere Farms also found the winner's circle with The Time To Win in the fastest mile of the day in 1:58. Matheson other training victory was with IC True Grit in a 1:58.4 trip for driver Mike McGuigan. David Dowling has three winners on the program including Fern Hill Dynamic in 2:01.1 for trainer Cindy MacDonald of Montague, Sophist in 2:01 for her second straight for trainer Chris MacKay of French River and Rockin Indy as a popular favourite in the finale in 1:59.2 from the Troy Murray stable of Clyde River. Marc Campbell opened up the program with a victory aboard Dueling Banjos in 2:02 for Jay Noye of Pleasant Valley, then followed it up with wins from his own stable with Charlottes Western in 2:01.3 and Freddie in the $2,350 Open trot in 2:01.2. The duo of driver Adam Merner and trainer Chris Davies found the winner's circle twice as Miss Sangria won in 2:00.1 and Runnindownadream was a 2:02.3 victor in her maiden breaking victory. Go to Redshores.ca for race replays and more information on Customer Appreciation Saturday. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a Maritime Champion harness racing season in her rear view mirror, Arc Light has risen to fight off the top mares on the East Coast every week and that will continue during a special Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 13-dash Saturday afternoon card has a 12:30 P.M. first race post time on Customer Appreciation Day, sponsored by the P.E.I. Harness Racing Industry Association. There will be thousands of dollars of prizes to be won including Cavendish Beach Music Festival tickets, an Ipad, an Iphone, a 65" Samsung Smart Tv, $1000 gifts cards for Sobeys and Feasible Fuels, and more. To qualify, customers mist simply wager throughout the racecard and winners will be selected at random through the wagering terminals. The top pacing mares square off in race 12 of the day for a $2,550 purse. Maritime Breeder's championship winner Arc Light has graduated to the Open Mares level since finishing her stakes campaign and has taken the task in stride, winning her last two outings for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Grayland Farm of Gulf Shore, N.S. Her latest win against Open company put her over $50,000 in seasonal earnings and the daughter of Camystic will strive for more of the same from post 5 on Saturday afternoon. Tell Me Why has been razor sharp as of late with six straight top-three finishes and will have post 1 on Saturday for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Joe MacDonald of Breadalbane. Collective Wisdom garnered a cheque against the boys last week and returns to female company this week from post 4 with recent O'Brien Award of Horsemanship nominee Gilles Barrieau at the lines. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees the road to the winner's circle going through Arc Light. "It is hard to believe a three year old filly can be so dominant against aged mares but this one is," MacIsaac said of Arc Light. "She hit another gear up the back stretch in her last two and never looked back so you got to think a three peat is a distinct possibility." Rounding out the field is Mrs Dragonfire (Driven by David Dowling) and Drivingthedragon N (Jason Hughes). The trot war continues in race 7 for a $2,350 purse as Star Photo is the top choice in a compact field of five open trotters for driver Jason Hughes, trainer Kevin Gillis and owners Robi Hughes, Eric MacLauchlan and James Perrot of Stratford and Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown. Freddie went down to defeat in his latest and has post 4 this week for trainer-driver Marc Campbell. Can A New 'Quest' Begin At Red Shores? CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Rose Run Quest has been a dominate force in Atlantic Canadian harness racing all season long and he will look to reignite that magic in the Sunday afternoon feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 10-dash program will be the final regularly scheduled Sunday card of the season as racing switches to a Saturday only schedule starting next week. The first race of the day goes postward at 12 P.M. with the $2,950 featured preferred pace lining up in race 9 of the program. Trainer Marc Campbell will be in the bike behind Rose Run Quest from post 5 in the class as the morning line favourite in the compact field. The pacer bought himself a ticket to the $200,000 club in his latest but failed to make the winner's circle as he finished second to Woodmere Ideal Art while garnering enough earnings to meet the milestone. Blair Hansen of Charlottetown owns the seven-year-old son of If I Can Dream. The only horses to get their noses in front of Rose Run Quest in his last six starts were Woodmere Ideal Art, who is absent this week, and Euchred who is racing in Ontario. Post 2 belongs to Burn Out Hanover with Gilles Barrieau driving for trainer Jeff Holmes, while Varadero Hanover will guard the rail from the Jeff Wallace stable for driver Ken Murphy. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees the absence of the two horses that beat Rose Run Quest in his last two starts to be a sign of clear sailing this week. "Rose Run Quest has had back to back weeks without a win, which is an eternity for this guy," MacIsaac said. "Since the ones that managed to get the better of him in those starts are absent today there could be nothing to stand in his way." Other entries are Creepin (Driven by David Dowling) and Midnight Matt (Jason Hughes). The afternoon back-up pace lines up in race 8 with Mick Dundee pegged as the one to beat in the $2,600 class from post 3 fresh off of a trio of cheques earned at the preferred level. Don MacNeill of Cornwall owns, trains and drives his homebred pacer who will look to add to his five seasonal victories. Winter Blast (Hughes) and Eagle Jolt (Campbell) are listed as top contenders. The Eddie Power Memorial will line up in race 7 of the program with Three Truths favoured off the class drop from post 6 for driver Kenny Arsenault, trainer Paul Doyle and owners Jason Rice of Kensington and Darren Doyle of York. For race programs and more go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores and Harness Racing officials have cancelled the race program Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park due to the snow and wind conditions forcast for Prince Edward Island. A make-up card will be scheduled for Sunday December 8th. Post time is 12:00 P.M. Campbell Looks To Reignite 'Quest' CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Rose Run Quest finds himself in the photo every week but will try to get his nose first on the line again Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash program will be the final regularly scheduled Sunday card of the season as racing switches to a Saturday only schedule starting next week. The first race of the day goes postward at 12:00 P.M. with the $3,000 featured preferred pace lining up in race 11 of the program. Trainer Marc Campbell will be in the bike behind Rose Run Quest from post 5 in the class as the morning line favourite. The pacer bought himself a ticket to the $200,000 club in his latest but failed to make the winner's circle as he finished second to Woodmere Ideal Art while garnering enough earnings to meet the milestone. Blair Hansen of Charlottetown owns the seven-year-old son of If I Can Dream. Post 3 belongs to Burn Out Hanover with Gilles Barrieau driving for trainer Jeff Holmes, while Creepin will guard the rail from the Jim Quinn stable for driver David Dowling. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees the absence of the two horses that beat Rose Run Quest in his last two starts to be a sign of clear sailing this week. "Rose Run Quest has had back to back weeks without a win, which is an eternity for this guy," MacIsaac said. "Since the ones that managed to get the better of him in those starts are absent today, we can't imagine the streak making it to three." Other entries are Varadero Hanover (Driven by Ken Murphy), Bank Of Dad (Adam Merner) and Midnight Matt (Jason Hughes). The afternoon back-up pace lines up in race 8 with Mick Dundee pegged as the one to beat from post 2 fresh off of a trio of cheques earned at the preferred level. Din MacNeil of Cornwall owns, trains and drives his homebred pacer who will look to add to his five seasonal victories. Phil Dorleans (Barrieau) and Eagle Jolt (Campbell) are listed as top contenders. For race programs and more go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Arc Light unleashed a devastating finishing burst to get up for the harness racing win in the Saturday afternoon featured finale at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The $2,700 top event saw Drivingthedragon N (Driven by Jason Hughes) leaving smartly off the wings to gain the lead and lay down splits of 30, 1:01.1 and 1:30.3 over a track rated three seconds off due to wind and wet conditions. Dancers Pass (David Dowling) duelled with that leader first over while eventual winner Arc Light and trainer-driver Marc Campbell were third over up until the final quarter. Arc Light was then launched three-wide approaching the three-quarters and circled up on her competition to nail Drivingthedragon N at the wire in 2:01.1 while Dancers Pass completed the triactor ticket. Grayland Farm of Gulf Shore, N.S., holds the ownership papers of the three-year-old Maritime Champion daughter of Camystic, who was winning her second straight race at this level. Star Photo (Hughes) cut out all the fractions and won handily in the $2,450 Open Trot in 2:02.4 over Sailor Blue (Ken Murphy) and Freddie (Campbell). Star Photo is owned by Robi Hughes, Eric MacLauchlan and James Perrot of Stratford and Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown. The Chris Davies stable of Cornwall scored a pair of winners, both with Adam Merner in the bike, as Always Reese stopped the clock in 2:04.4 and Miss Sangria won in 2:05. For race replays and more check out Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

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