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SUMMERSIDE, PE - Mando Fun took early control of the harness racing featured event and never relinquished it as part of a driving triple by Gilles Barrieau Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Barrieau and Mando Fun guarded the rail in the $2,600 top event and rolled through fractions of 28, 57.4, 1:27.3 and 1:57.1 to win by two-and-a-quarter lengths. Second went to Best To Hurst (Driven By Walter Cheverie) with Dangle Ona Dime (Corey MacPherson) third. Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley co-owns and trains Mando Fun for co-owner Donald Callbeck of Kensington. Barrieau also found the winner's circle with Red Dirt Star in a maiden score of 1:59.3 from his own stable and with Give Em Heck in 1:58.2 for trainer Jackie Matheson of Charlottetown. Mantario won the $2,300 back-up pace in 1:57.3 in line to Norris Rogers for trainer Alex Sobey and owner Walter Simmons of Summerside. Varadero Hanover (Barrieau) earned the silver with Heart And Soul (Cheverie) completing the triactor. Trainer Melissa Rennie and driver Adam Merner teamed up for a triple as Howmac Napoleon won in 2:00.3, Chief Exec Officer was a 1:57.3 winner to remain undefeated in the Rennie stable and Always Reese hit the wire first in 2:01. For complete results and race replays go to www.redshores.ca.  By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Drafting a perfect two-hole trip while watching the front end resident besieged for the duration of the race, Lisburn captured the $4,000 P.E.I. Harness Racing Industry Association Invitational Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Kenny Arsenault sent Lisburn hard off the gate from post 1 and struck the lead before releasing Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell) to the front in the first quarter of 27.3. Rose Run Quest was kept occupied on the front end for the rest of the mile as Euchred (Driven by Mike McGuigan) was parked out and moved up to engage Rose Run Quest through the half of 55.2 and faded before the three-quarters of 1:24.4. Lisburn left the two-hole and took his shot down the lane, getting up for a nose decision in 1:53 over Rose Run Quest with Bugsy Maguire (Jason Hughes) finishing third. Lisburn, who celebrated his third win in a row, is owned by Kevin Harvey of Hammonds Plains, N.S. Driver David Dowling had a solid night at the capital oval winning four races on the card. The Warren Grove driver hit the line first with Silverhill Buddy in 1:58 for David Myers of Charlottetown, Dusty Lane Cortez in a 1:57.1 victory for trainer Devon Wallace of Alberton, Bank Of Dad in 1:57.4 from the Ambyr Campbell stable of Charlottetown and with Creepin in a 1:57 score for trainer Brittany Watts of Warren Grove. Leading driver Marc Campbell saw the winner's circle three times on the card as he scored in the $2,750 Fillies and Mares Open with Traces Of Purple in 1:56.1, Jetster in 1:57.2 and Zero Rate in 1:57.1. Trainer Kevin Gillis had a training double early on in the program as Top of Morning won in 2:01.4 with son Kyle Gillis in the bike and Mr Tucker had a maiden score in 2:00.1 with Hughes aboard. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A pair of win streaks will collide as the top harness racing pacers in Eastern Canada meet Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash program gets underway at 6 P.M. at the Capital oval with the P.E.I. Harness Racing Industry Association Invitational lining up in race 12 for a $4,000 purse. Gold Cup and Saucer finalist Lisburn has rail control in the field of seven as he sits on two straight wins in preferred action for trainer-driver Kenny Arsenault and owner Kevin Harvey of Hammonds Plains, N.S. The four-year-old son of Rocknroll Heaven has yet to miss the board in Atlantic Canada this season including an open length win in 1:53.3 his last time out. Euchred scorched the Truro Raceway in identical time last week in the Johnny Conroy Memorial Invitational but will have to overcome post 7 this week to find the winner's circle and extend his win streak to four straight. Trainer Walter Walker of Inverness, N.S., will entrust the driving duties to Mike McGuigan on Saturday evening. Woodmere Ideal Art was a runner-up to Euchred last week and has post 5 in Saturday's class with David Dowling in the race bike for Sifroi Melanson of Greater Lakeburn, N.B. Top Island pacer Rose Run Quest is also in the field for trainer-driver Marc Campbell as the son of If I Can Dream boasts four straight top-three finishes. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees rail control as sealing the deal for Lisburn to find the winner's circle. "Lisburn dominated his last two races from start to finish and with him landing on the pylons tonight we'll likely be looking at the same scenario," MacIsaac said. "Other than the short price there's not much to dislike." Also in the field is Burn Out Hanover (Driven by Corey MacPherson), Bugsy Maguire (Jason Hughes) and Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie). Sodwana Bay will look continue her Fillies and Mares Open pace domination in race 9 of the program for a $2,750 purse. Dale Spence picks up the catch driving assignment from trainer Gilles Barrieau, who is competing in stakes action in Nova Scotia. With four straight wins on her card, Sodwana Bay's six rivals will have their hands full Saturday evening. Some top entries in that class include Jordies Hope (Arsenault) and Traces Of Purple (Campbell). For race programs, promotional information and more go to www.Redshores.ca. JJ Powerball Takes On Sunday's Best SUMMERSIDE, PE - A field of hard hitting pacers will convene Sunday afternoon and a horse fresh out of Invitational action is pegged as the one to beat Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 12-dash Sunday afternoon presentation kicks off at 1 P.M. with the $2,600 top class assembling in the finale. JJ Powerball last competed in the Johnny Conroy Memorial Invitational at Truro Raceway in Bible Hill, N.S., finishing fourth while pacing in 1:54.3 for trainer Wade Sorrie. That mile puts the target squarely on his back as the top pick but he has his work cut out for him from post 7. Dale Spence will do the driving on Sunday as the son of Image Of Dawn looks for his 12th lifetime win for owners Austin Sorrie of Ontario and Tammy Collings of Hazel Brook. Mando Fun has rail control in the top event with Gilles Barrieau in the bike for co-owner and trainer Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley and co-owner Donald Callbeck of Kensington. Best To Hurst has post 2 with Walter Cheverie driving for trainer Earl Watts while former top class winner Phil Dorleans (Jason Hughes) leaves from post 3. Dangle Ona Dime (Corey MacPherson) has post 4 with Soccer Hanover (John Davidson) lining up from post 5. Heartland Eclipse cut out all the action last week and had to settle for a minor share. He gets leading driver David Dowling in the bike on Sunday from post 6. The far outside post 8 belongs to Red Magician with Adam Merner in the bike for trainer Melissa Rennie. The afternoon back-up pace hits the track in race 9 with Ramset the top pick in the $2,300 class for combination of driver Dowling and Red Shores Summerside leading trainer Elton Millar. The Rambaran pacer was a second place finisher his last time out for owners Ryan and Everett MacLeod of Souris. Other top entries include Heart And Soul (Cheverie) and Mantario (Norris Rogers). For live video and more check out www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores    

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - It was just another night at the office for the "King" of Island racing as harness racing driver Marc Campbell captured both top events Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Campbell trained and driven Freddie found the wire first in the $2,350 Open Trot as he benefited from some brisk early fractions supplied by Hop Up (Driven by Corey MacPherson). Hop Up struck the front and laid down splits of 28.4 and 58.2 before relinquishing the front to Star Photo (Jason Hughes) at the half-mile marker. Freddie then took a first-over assault from fourth on that leader and powered by in the stretch to win by two-and-a-half lengths in 1:58.3 with Star Photo second and Hop Up third. Freddie is owned by Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. The top pace of the evening was more of the same for the Winsloe driver as he teamed up with Bettim Vicky to win the $2,300 class in 1:57.4. Jeff Lilley of Milton Station co-owns and trains the daughter of Aahm Canadian Now for co-owners Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown, Danny Purcell of Newport, N.S., and Greg Goldberg of Victoria, B.C. Innocent Kiss (Adam Merner) got the deuce with Collective Wisdom (Gilles Barrieau) completing the $459.00 triactor. Campbell's other win came with Paythelinebluechip in 1:59.1 for trainer Jay Noye. For complete results go to redshores.ca by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Freddie has the lead in the harness racing win department but recent weeks have shown the Open Trot is anyone's race to win at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. A 12-dash Thursday evening presentation at the capital oval will kick off at 6:30 P.M. while the $2,350 Open Trot hits the track in race 8. Freddie has compiled eight wins on the season to dwarf his competition but recent racing action has seen its share of different winners in this class. Post 7 will not make the road easy for Freddie, with trainer-driver Marc Campbell at the lines for owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Hop Up (Driven by Corey MacPherson) has a one-two record her last two starts from post 4 while Star Photo (Jason Hughes) has been in the triactor his last five races. Majian Tango (Jim Ripley) has been rock solid all season and will look to rebound off a fourth place finish his last start to those three foes. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will cast aside the post-position disadvantage and go with Freddie for the top spot. "Freddie hit the front by the quarter last week and never looked back in scoring his 55th career win," MacIsaac said. "We can't imagine it being that easy tonight but regardless, it's hard to rule out a repeat." Also in the field is Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault), Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd) and Daisy River (Walter Cheverie). The top pace of the evening lines up in the finale as a quartet of talented pacing mares drops out of the Fillies and Mares Open class. Rocknrols Image will leave from post 2 Thursday evening in race 12 as she looks for the lion's share of the $2,300 purse. Hughes is in the bike behind the Kevin Gillis trained pacer for owner David MacDonald of Belfast. A third place finisher pacing in 1:56.1 her last start, Rocknrols Image has earned the respect of morning line favourite. Also making the drop from the top mare's class is Innocent Kiss (Adam Merner), Collective Wisdom (Gilles Barrieau) and Bettim Vicky (Marc Campbell). For race programs, promotional information and more check out www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE – Using a three-wide brush to his full advantage, Nogreatmischief got up in the stretch drive to win the featured Sunday afternoon harness racing finale at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. In line to Walter Cheverie in the $2,700 featured event, Nogreatmischief got away fifth and watched as Heartland Eclipse (Driven by Mike McGuigan) laid down brisk opening splits of 28.1 and 57.1. Cheverie then elected to leave the rail up the backstretch and moved three high to position himself one-and-a-half lengths back at the head of the stretch before driving on for the neck win in 1:57.2. Jeb (Jason Hughes) finished second with Mantario (Norris Rogers) third. Cheverie co-owns and trains Nogreatmischief for co-owner Brian Thompson of Charlottetown. The Elton Millar stable of Tyne Valley remained hot on the program as his trainees finished first and second in the $2,400 back-up pace. Twice As Bright (David Dowling) had a front end score in the event while stablemate Ramset (McGuigan) was second. Driver Gilles Barrieau scored a driving triple on the card to give the Saint John, N.B., reinsman 10 wins on the weekend. Barrieau’s Sunday scores included Varadero Hanover (1:57.3) for trainer Jeff Wallace of Alberton, Southfield Sue (2:02.2) for Vance Cameron of Summerside and Rockyroad Slimjim (1:58.1) from the Robert Phillips stable of Summerside. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Melissa Rennie stable was red hot on Saturday afternoon for the first part of a P.E.I. Colt Stakes doubleheader at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The capital oval played host to 12-dashes with eight divisions of Canada's oldest Standardbred Stake, the P.E.I. Colt Stakes. Windemere Ryan started the action off in his $7,000 P.E.I. Colt Stakes two-year-old pacing colt division with a 1:58.1 victory for driver Adam Merner and trainer Melissa Rennie. High Five Racing of Stanhope holds the ownership papers of the son of Malicious. The Big Chase gave Rennie and Merner their other P.E.I. Colt Stakes score in 1:57.2 in another rookie colt split for owner JTL Risk Stable of Glace Bay, N.S. Rennie and Merner also found the winner's circle with Chief Exec Officer after being placed first in overnight action for the triple. Tobins Rebel (Driven by Gilles Barrieau) won the fastest colt division in 1:57.1 while Imalookertoo (Marc Campbell) delivered as the favourite in their $7,000 split. In two-year-old pacing filly action, Watch Me Dance has the quickest feet as she toured the city track in 1:58 in a $7,300 P.E.I. Colt stakes division. Mark Bradley was in the bike for trainer and co-owner Stephen Quinn and co-owned John Quinn of Charlottetown and Ozzie MacKay of Moncton, N.B. The other $7,300 P.E.I. Colt Stakes two-year-old pacing filly divisions were won by Saulsbrook Ocean (Dale Spence) in 1:59.1, Bettorthanbobbi (Bradley) in 1:58.4 and Elm Grove Ocean (Walter Cheverie) in 2:00.1.   By Nicholas Oakes  For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A stakes laden Saturday harness racing doubleheader is in the cards Saturday for Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as the capital oval plays host to the 85th anniversary of Canada's oldest stakes race. The P.E.I Colt Stakes for pacers dots the landscape of the busy Saturday at the capital oval with the action kicking off at 12:30 P.M. featuring the two-year-old pacers on the afternoon card. The first race of the day gets the stakes racing underway with a $7,300 P.E.I. Colt Stakes two-year-old filly division. Ezra Express is the morning line favourite in the class for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Danica Ellis of Brookfield, N.S. The daughter of Ameripan Gigolo will look to add to her $14,951 in seasonal earnings fresh off a 2:00.2 lifetime best performance at Northside Downs in Nova Scotia. Bettorthanbobbi has rail control as the favourite in the second rookie filly split in race 4 as Mark Bradley will steer the four-time winner for trainer Tom Weatherbie and owner Ian Smith of Charlottetown. Watch Me Dance will look to expand on her $19,933 in purses in race 7 with Bradley driving the post 3 starter for co-owner and trainer Stephen Quinn and co-owners John Quinn and Ozzie MacKay. The final $7,300 two-year-old filly division has Saulsbrook Ocean taking her not worse than second record to the test with post 4 for the duo of driver Dale Spence and trainer Joe Baxter. The Nova Scotia ownership group of Saulsbrook Stables Inc., Jennifer Baxter and Michael MacKenzie own the daughter of Westwardho Hanover. The P.E.I Colt Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts has its first $7,000 division in race 2 as Harry G earns the respect of the morning line with post 4 for trainer-driver Paul Langille and owners Arleen, Chantel Gillis of Nova Scotia and Christina Gillis of Ontario. The He's Watching colt U Bettim Watching will attempt to knock off his competition in the second split in race 5 with Kenny Arsenault back in the bike for co-owner and trainer Jeff Lilley and co-owners Shirlene O'Brien and Blair MacLauchlan. Tobins Rebel had his first taste of defeat in his latest start but will look to rebound to his previously undefeated ways in race 8 for a $7,000 pot. Gilles Barrieau trains and drives the son of Camystic for owner Daniel Ross of Belfast. Woodmere Rollnpop has his work cut out for him from post 8 in the final P.E.I. Colt Stakes two-year-old pacing colt division in race 8 for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald and Nova Scotia owners Phonsie MacEachern and Morah Kerr. The leader in his division, Woodmere Rollnpop has five wins and two seconds from just seven starts for over $28,000 in prize money in his rookie campaign. Stakes races continue Saturday evening P.E.I. Colt Stakes action continues on the busy Saturday of racing at Red Shores Charlottetown with a 15-dash program scheduled for 6:30 P.M. with the three-year-old pacers as well as the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series presented by Standardbred Canada. Yet again, the stakes action starts right off the hop with a field of three-year-old pacing colt competing in a $6,800 P.E.I. Colt Stakes division in race 1. Purple Poet is the early favourite as trainer-driver Arsenault will look for the horse's seventh lifetime win for owner Kevin Harvey of Hammonds Plains, N.S. Champion sophomore Notorious headlines the second colt split in race 4 for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Darryl and Gordon MacLean of Winsloe and Nova Scotian Shirley Symes. The son of Malicious has been building on his healthy $78,000 bankroll every week this season. The one-two punch of former pasture mates Red Dirt Rocknroll (Driven by David Dowling) and Red Dirt Boomer (Barrieau) headlines race 8's P.E.I. Colt Stakes three-year-old pacing colt division. Both bred by Lowell Balderston of North Wiltshire, the pacing colts will again square off with Red Dirt Boomer putting his three-race win streak on the line from post 5 for owner Daniel Ross. P.E.I Colt Stakes pacing colt action comes to a close in race 12 as the ultra-consistent Saulsbrook Lassie will leave from post 2 as the top choice for driver Adam Merner, co-owner and trainer Jean Belliveau and co-owner Norman Leger. The first $7,800 P.E.I. Colt stakes three-year-old filly division is slated for race 2 with Glasgow Gracie pegged as the one to beat for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Blair and Carl Hansen and Isaac Schurman of P.E.I. Elm Grove Nellie has rail control in the second of three filly bouts for driver Spence and trainer Baxter. Owned by Jennifer Baxter and Gregory Francis, both of Nova Scotia, the daughter of Stonebridge Terror will look for her fourth win of the season. The red-hot Woodmere Oleksiak has proven untouchable in recent weeks with five straight divisional victories and will have rail control as she looks to continue that trend in the final $7,800 filly division in race 10. Dowling drives the Earl Watts trainee for owners Windemere Farms, Hollis Newson, Debbie Denney and Ric McNutt. The Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series, sponsored by Standardbred Canada, has a pair of divisions on the program with $3,620 up for grabs in each division. The top-pacing mares will compete in races 5 and 7 on the program. The race 15 finale has a hard hitting group of preferred pacers vying for a $2,900 purse with Gold Cup and Saucer finalist Lisburn (Arsenault) the top pick from post 5. Driver-trainer Brian MacPhee will be special guest on Inside Track. The interview segment, hosted by Peter MacPhee, will air at 5:30pm on the Red Shores broadcast. Catch all the action live at the track or tune into the Worldwide Broadcast at www.Redshores.ca. Mainland Pacer Controls Rail Sunday At Red Shores SUMMERSIDE, PE - Fresh off the fastest win any horse shows on the program, Heartland Eclipse will cross the Confederation Bridge and try to protect the rail in the Sunday afternoon feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The Prince County oval will play host to 11-dashes Sunday with a 1 P.M. first race post time. The $2,700 Preferred 2 pace has Heartland Eclipse leaving from post 1 after smoking his foes in 1:55.2 last time out at Truro Raceway in Bible Hill, N.S. Owned by Lee Raymond of Truro, Hearland Eclipse's trainer Don Ellis has elected to place Mike McGuigan in the drivers seat of the six-year-old son of Armbro Baylor as he searches for win number 18 of his pacing career. Mantario has post 6 in the field of seven with Norris Rogers picking up the catch drive for trainer Alex Sobey and owner Walter Simmons of Summerside. A finalist in the Birthplace Of Confederation Series, Mantario will look to rebound off a sixth place finish in his latest start. Dangle Ona Dime was red hot the first part of the season at Red Shores Summerside but has hit a temporary rough patch. Starting from post 7 on Sunday afternoon, the four-year-old son of Pang Shui has the services of Corey MacPherson in the driver's seat. Also in the field is Rockin Indy (Driven by David Dowling), Jeb (Jason Hughes), Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie) and Soccer Hanover (John Davidson). The back-up pace lines up in race 7 with $2,400 at play. McGuigan will drive the Elton Millar trained pacer from post 3 in the field of eight for owners Ryan and Everett MacLeod of Souris. A recent third place finisher in the $3,500 Joe and Jennie Chippin Memorial at Fredericton Raceway in New Brunswick, Ramset has five wins from 17 starts so far in 2019. Other top entries include Coasttocoastshark (Ken Murphy) and White Fish Flash (Norris Rogers). Trainer Earl Watts will be special guest on Inside Track. The interview segment, hosted by Rocky Schurman, will air at 12:35pm on the Red Shores broadcast. For race programs and more go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - As soon as Gettin Messi found the front end it was all clear sailing as he captured the fastest division of the P.E.I. Colt Stakes Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Mike McGuigan was in the driver's seat behind the championship trotter in his $5,700 three-year-old trotting division as Gettin Messi stopped the clock in 1:59.1. Len McGuigan trains the son of Armbro Barrister for owner Jamie Whalen of Avondale. Mile Hill Willie was a popular winner in his split winning in 1:59.2 as the heavy favorite for driver Gilles Barrieau and owner-trainer Paul Morrison of Cardigan. The other $5,700 P.E.I. Colt Stakes three-year-old bout was won by Lil Miss Winnie who capitalized on breaks in stride by race favorites Thelastonestanding (Driven by Brian MacPhee) and Ya Boy Bear (Marc Campbell). With those two out of it, the Ralph Annear trained Lil Miss Winnie cruised to a 2:01.4 win for driver Kenny Arsenault and owner Steven Sorrie of Montague. In two-year-old P.E.I. Colt Stakes trot action, Mabou Ridge continued his divisional dominance for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald and owner Arnold Rankin of Antigonish, N.S. The Armbro Barrister colt trotted to a new lifetime best of 2:01.3 in the $7,700 stake. The other rookie trot division saw Tad The Stud filly Dusty Lane Manney prevail in a maiden score of 2:05.4 for driver Walter Cheverie, trainer Joe Baxter and Nova Scotia owners Danica Ellis, Sheila Clarke, Mark Dean and Ray Cruz. Live racing continues Saturday at Red Shores Charlottetown featuring a doubleheader of P.E.I. Colt Stakes races in pacing action. Post times are 12:30 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. for those programs. By Nicholas Oakes,for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Trot Stake Thursday continues this week with the top trotters on the East Coast competing in the 85th anniversary of Canada's oldest harness racing stake race at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday card gets underway at 6:30 P.M. featuring the P.E.I. Colt Stakes for two and three-year-old trotters. The fastest three-year-old Maritime bred trotter ever on the East Coast, Gettin Messi, is the heavy favourite in race 7 of the program in a $5,700 sophomore P.E.I. Colt Stakes division. Mike McGuigan is back in the race bike behind the Len McGuigan trainee for owner Jamie Whalen of Avondale. An eight time winner from 11 seasonal starts, Gettin Messi has post 5 on Thursday evening. Ya Boy Bear is the heralded top choice in another three-year-old split in race 5 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Michael Bailey of Morell. The post 6 starter was a winner his last time out in Lady Slipper stake action at Red Shores Charlottetown. The third and final three-year-old P.E.I. Colt Stakes division in race 9 has last year's champion trotter, Mile Hill Willie, leaving from post 2 in search of the top prize in the $5,700 event. Gilles Barrieau handles the driving duties for owner-trainer Paul Morrison of Cardigan. The program also featured a pair of two-year-old P.E.I Colt Stakes trot divisions with those horses also vying for the top eight spots in the Island Breeder's series to make the end of year finals. The first race of the program carries a $7,700 purse in rookie P.E.I. Colt Stakes action with newly minted Red Shores Charlottetown two-year-old trotting filly track record holder Incredible Hally the favourite from post 2. Campbell trains and drives the daughter of Angus Hall for Island owners Calvin Larkin, Erika Bradley, Brian Fogarty and Herbie MacDonald. Mack Truck has rail control in the other $7,700 division as the early favourite for driver Barrieau, trainer Randy Van Meer and owners Donna Van Meer of Bowmanville, Ont., and Lynda MacSwain of Kinkora. The first P.E.I Colt Stakes races were held on September 19th, 1934 at the Charlottetown Driving Park as the first stakes races in the history of Canadian Harness Racing. For Thursday night race programs, live video and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After a late charging break in stride last week, Traces Of Purple will look to knock off the best harness racing mares in the region on a special Saturday morning program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Due to impending weather coming to the region, the Saturday card will have a special 11:30 A.M. first race post time and the top mares will face off in race 7 of the program in the $2,700 Fillies and Mares Open pace. Traces Of Purple will leave from post 1 in the contest with Walter Cheverie back in the bike for owner-trainer Robert Phillips of Belfast. The five-year-old daughter of Brandons Cowboy was making a late surge in the stretch drive last Saturday and rolled off stride before the finish to end up third. The winner from that race, Sodwana Bay, is not entered this week but runner-up Jordies Hope leaves from post 5 with David Dowling in the bike. The Brian Lander trained Jordies Hope has five seasonal scores including a 1:54.4 best over Red Shores Summerside. The model of consistency, West River Ambyr, has post 2 in the field of six with regular driver Steven Shepherd at the lines with the mare only missing one cheque in 16 outings this year. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with the rail sitter Traces Of Purple for the top spot. "Traces Of Purple has been a model of consistency all year sporting a top three record north of 80 per cent and that's against the best mares in the region," MacIsaac said. "Landing on the pylons will make her hard to deny." Also in the field is Drivingthedragon N (Driven by Jason Hughes), Innocent Kiss (Adam Merner) and Collective Wisdom (Dale Spence). The top purse of the night is in the race 11 Preferred 2 pace for a $2,850 pot. IC True Grit is the morning line choice with Mike McGuigan driving for trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Joey Gallant and Ingham Jenkins of Charlottetown. Other top entries include Red Magician (Merner) and JJ Powerball (Gordie Hennessey). For race programs, live video and more go to www.Redshores.ca. Big Battle In Invitational At Red Shores Summerside SUMMERSIDE, PE - An off-Island scorcher will take on a Gold Cup and Saucer finalist on the Sunday afternoon card at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 12-dash card is scheduled for a 1 P.M. start on Sunday afternoon with a $4,000 Invitational pace slated for race 11. Euchred demolished all comers last time out in the top class at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia with a 15 length romp in 1:53.3 for trainer Walter Walker and owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. David Dowling gets the catch driving call on the Sunday card from post 3 but Euchred will have some tough customers to contend with. Lisburn finished third in the $60,000 The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer final last month then followed it up with a preferred win last week. Kenny Arsenault will drive his trainee from post 4 as the morning line favourite. James (Roach) MacGregor Gold Cup and Saucer consolation runner-up Rose Run Quest has post 2 in the field after a third place finish in the preferred pace last week. Marc Campbell will drive the pacer from his own barn this week. Also in the compact field is Best To Hurst (Driven by Walter Cheverie) and Bugsy Maguire (Jason Hughes). The $2,600 back-up pace hits the track in race 8 with Mando Fun controlling the rail with Gilles Barrieau in the bike for co-owner and trainer Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley and co-owner Donald Callbeck of Kensington. The six-year-old son of Badlands Hanover has been amassing another solid season and was a runner-up last time he drew the rail to the then hottest horse in Prince County, Dangle Ona Dime. Those pacers will again face off Sunday with Dangle Ona Dime drawing post 5 with Ken Murphy in the seat for trainer Duane MacEachern. Mantario had been racing the best horses in the region but drops a notch to be heralded as the morning line favourite with Arsenault driving from post 4. For more information on the Sunday afternoon race program and storm updates go to www.Redshores.ca. or follow Red Shores on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Thursday evening belonged to the King of Island harness racing at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell made five visits to the winner's circle to continue his driving domination at the Capital oval including a mild upset with Incredible Hally in the $18,700 Blair Andrew Memorial stake. The rookie trotting stake saw Mykindofparty (Driven by Gary Chappell) cut the early splits while Incredible Hally sat in the two-hole then angled out in the final panel to win in a new two-year-old trotting filly track record of 2:02.1. Mykindofparty was second while third went to a late closing Mack Truck (Gilles Barrieau). Campbell trains the winning horse for owners Calvin Larkin of Mermaid, Erika Bradley of Charlottetown, Brian Fogarty of Stratford and Herbie MacDonald of Cardigan. Campbell's other wins came with Tobins Choice (2:00.4) for trainer Gary Chappell, Charlottes Western (1:59.4) from his own stable, Scoot Out Of Here (1:58.1) for Vaughan Doyle and After The Lovin (1:59.2) from the Earl Watts stable. It was a special family moment on the Thursday card as Brittany Watts celebrated her first lifetime win as a trainer on her first card of racing. Woodmere Chella supplied the winning performance in a lifetime best of 1:55.3 with Watts’ partner David Dowling in the bike for owner Valleygrove Farms of Kensington. Julep Hanover delivered back to back winning performances taking the evening's finale for owner, trainer and driver Wade Myers. For race replays and complete results go to www.redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With his regular harness racing driver out of town, Tequila Tuesday will take a shot at the biggest purse of the season for rookie trotters Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday card kicks off at 6:30 P.M. with the $18,700 Blair Andrew Memorial two-year-old trot stake lining up in race 4. Tequila Tuesday is the morning line choice from post 5 with Jason Hughes driving this week in the absence of regular driver Myles Heffernan Sr. The son of Armbro Barrister will look to add to his $18,856 in seasonal earnings for trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. Westview Star has rail control in the field of seven with Corey MacPherson at the lines for trainer Stephen Gass. Mykindofparty found his first lifetime win in stakes action last week and draws post 2 this outing with Gary Chappell at the controls. Also in the class is Sailing Home (Driven by Adam Merner), Incredible Hally (Marc Campbell), Go With Her (Kuri White), and Mack Truck (Gilles Barrieau). The Open trot lines up behind the starting gate in race 8 for a $2,350 purse. Freddie was a winner at this level in his last start and will leave from post 7 for trainer-driver Campbell and owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Majian Gilroy sports an impeccable record of five wins and two seconds from nine seasonal starts. Jim Ripley will drive Majian Gilroy from post 4. Star Photo has post 6 in the top trot with three straight top-three finishes for driver Hughes. The top pace of the evening is in the race 12 finale with seven pacing mares competing for a $2,300 purse. One Hot Camshaft is the morning line favourite for driver Ken Murphy, co-owner and trainer Frank Hansen and co-owner Curtis Hansen of Tyne Valley. The daughter of Camshaft Hanover drops out of the Fillies and Mares Open this week. Imagine Speed has rail control with Hughes at the lines while Julep Hanover gets post 6 for driver Wade Myers. For race programs, promotional information and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Sent off as the post time harness racing co-favourite, Lisburn was hustled to the front and hung on for the top prize in the Saturday evening preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Kenny Arsenault snapped off the gate with Lisburn from post 3 in the $2,900 preferred pace and laid down splits of 28.3, 56.4 and 1:25.3 in a race where the rest of the field sat motionless trying to keep up with the fractions. Woodmere Ideal Art (Driven by John Davidson) sat second the duration of the mile and took his shot for the stretch drive falling half-a-length short of the win to Lisburn in 1:54.1. Third went to Rose Run Quest (Gilles Barrieau). Kevin Harvey of Hammonds Plains, N.S., holds the ownership papers of Lisburn who scored his third win of the season. Barrieau saw a driving triple on the Saturday card including the $2,750 Fillies and Mares Open pace with a 1:56.2 score aboard Sodwana Bay from his own stable for owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire. Jordies Hope cut out the mile to finish second for driver Adam Merner with Traces Of Purple (Walter Cheverie) making a break in the stretch drive but recovered to still finish third. Barrieau's other wins came with Noudidnt Blue Chip in 1:58.1 for owner-trainer Neal Moase of Warren Grove, and with Forever Paradise in the horse's 60th lifetime win from the Kevin MacLean stable of Kinross. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After just missing his shot at harness racing history in The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer final, Lisburn is sticking around Atlantic Canada and will take on the Saturday evening top class at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 13-dash Saturday card gets underway at 6 P.M. and Lisburn headlines the evening finale. The $2,900 preferred pace has the Kenny Arsenault trained and driven pacer leaving from post 3 for owner Kevin Harvey of Hammonds Plains, N.S., fresh off a third place finish in the $60,000 Gold Cup and Saucer final. The four-year-old son of Rock N Roll Heaven has amassed $39,995 so far this season with a 1:51.4 seasonal best at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania. Rose Run Quest finished in the same spot in the 2018 Gold Cup and Saucer final with a third place finish in that race and will leave from post 7 on Saturday for trainer-driver Marc Campbell after winning this class last week in 1:54.3. Best To Hurst was a runner-up in last week's preferred and retains the services of Walter Cheverie from post 5. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with the heavily favoured Lisburn. "Those two OHW starts were very impressive, especially the way he kicked home," MacIsaac said of Lisburn. "He's clearly the one to beat off those performances but don't expect him to offer the same kind of value tonight." Also in the preferred field is IC True Grit (Driven by Mike McGuigan), Midnight Matt (Jason Hughes), Woodmere Ideal Art (John Davidson), Rockin Indy (Corey MacPherson) and JJ Powerball (Adam Merner). Sodwana Bay will have to overcome post 7 to find the winner's circle in the race 10 Fillies and Mares Open pace for trainer-driver Barrieau. Other top entries include Jordies Hope (Merner) and Traces Of Purple (Cheverie). For race programs and more go to www.Redshores.ca. Bugsy Maguire To Duel Monday At Red Shores Summerside SUMMERSIDE, PE - The outside post could be problematic but Bugsy Maguire will take his shot at the Monday afternoon preferred pace on a holiday card at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 12-dash Labour Day program kicks off at 1 P.M. MONDAY and Bugsy Maguire is shouldered with post 7 in the race 11 preferred pace. Carrying a purse of $2,900, the seven-horse field has Jason Hughes on the Wade Sorrie trainee for owner Walter Simmons of Summerside. The five-year-old son of Bettors Delight was a sixth place finisher his last time but was a convincing winner the start prior in 1:53.2 in the $10,000 Birthplace of Confederation Series final at Red Shores Charlottetown during Old Home Week. Hughes will have his work cut out for him in the field of iron tough pacers as Nogreatmischief gets the respect of morning line favourite from post 4 for trainer-driver Walter Cheverie after a third place finish in his latest. Dangle Ona Dime (Driven by Corey MacPherson) has been razor sharp all season and just saw his top-two streak end on Aug. 24. Prior to that he has been consistent in 1:55-1:56 while never finishing worse than second to contribute to his 13 top-two finishes from just 16 seasonal starts. Also in the field is Coasttocoastshark (Devon Wallace), Mantario (Alex Sobey), Heartland Eclipse (Darren Crowe) and Red Magician (Adam Merner). The afternoon back-up class lines up in the race 12 finale with Doctor Royal dropping well back in class to draw post 6. The Dawn Ellis Abbott trainee shows Invitational company straight down his card and just competed in the $20,000 James (Roach) MacGregor Gold Cup and Saucer consolation where he finished seventh. Crowe will drive the pacer on Monday as he takes on seven foes including Mando Fun (Dale Spence) and Rusty Riley (Paul Langille). 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 fastest sophomore trotter in the history of Atlantic Canada will headline a harness racing stakes laden Thursday evening presentation at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday program featured the Lady Slipper stakes for two and three-year-old trotters with a 6:30 P.M. first race post time. The first $9,000 Lady Slipper two-year-old division lines up in race 2 as Mack Truck commands respect as the morning line favourite from post 4 for driver Gilles Barrieau, trainer Randy Van Meer and owners Donna Van Meer of Bowmanville, Ont., and Lynda MacSwain of Stratford. The two-year-old son of Credit Winner has recorded a pair of third places finishes in his first two lifetime outings. Tequila Tuesday is favoured in the second $9,000 division in race 4 drawing the outside in the compact field of five. Myles Heffernan Sr., drives the son of Armbro Barrister for owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville and trainer Myles Heffernan Jr. Tequila Tuesday will look for his second lifetime win with hopes of adding to his $16,876 bankroll. In three-year-old Lady Slipper action, Getting Messi, the fastest sophomore trotter ever in Atlantic Canada has post 3 in 6 in the first of three $8,000 divisions. Mike McGuigan drives the Len McGuigan trainee for owner Jamie Whalen of Avondale. The Armbro Barrister three-year-old is fresh off a 2:00 track record performance at Inverness Raceway in Nova Scotia for his second track record score. Last year's champion, Mile Hill Willie, has rail control in race 8 for driver Barrieau and owner-trainer Paul Morrison of Cardigan. The son of Armbro Barrister has had two wins this season and has yet to miss a cheque. The final Lady Slipper three-year-old trot split is in race 10 as Ya Boy Bear leaves from post 1 looking for the lion's share of the $8,000 purse for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Michael Bailey of Morell. The Delcrest Julian gelding made a break in his latest outing in the track record mile at Inverness Raceway but was consistent in 1:59 in his prior starts. Also on the card is the race 7 D & G Younker Memorial Open Trot carrying a $2,350 purse. Majian Tango is the morning line choice from post 5 for trainer-driver Jim Ripley with other top entries Star Photo (Jason Hughes) and Buckaroo (Campbell). For race programs, promotional info and more go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

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