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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Off a 14 day rest, Freddie is again poised to take on the top trotters Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as Gold Cup and Saucer week racing begins. The 10-dash Thursday program is the beginning of the special 7 P.M. opening post times that we will see for all Gold Cup and Saucer Week evening cards in 2020. The $2,400 Open trot lines up in race 5 of the card with Freddie the morning line choice in the field of six for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. The 64-time winner has had a solid campaign so far this season with four wins and a second from six starts. His only trip out of triactor was his latest on July 30 where he got away last and had to settle for fourth by three-lengths to winner Windmeredontuworry. That rival has post 6 in the field this week with Gilles Barrieau back at the controls from the Glenn MacKay Jr., stable of Summerside. Hop Up was victorious in the Island Ocean Trot Classic series on Sunday in Summerside and will retains the services of Corey MacPherson in the bike while Glider Man is sure to be near the front of the action from post 1 with Kenny Arsenault in the race bike. Maritime Champion Daisy River (To be driven by Jason Hughes) has post 4 while Majian Tango (Jim Ripley) will look to bounce back from a break in stride in his latest from post 5. Post Time Picks, a new segment designed to give guests a look at top contenders, is going with Freddie for top spot. "Freddie had a tough trip last time out and missed the top three and that doesn't happen often. Freddie is back inside tonight we think he'll return to his winning ways." Lean On Who makes her Island debut in the race 10 finale for a $1,600 purse with MacPherson in the bike behind the six-year-old daughter of Western Ideal. The pacing mare last raced at Vernon Downs in New York with John MacDonald driving and now moves into the P.E.I. stable of his brother Joe MacDonald. For live video and more go to Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - The harness racing record books continued to take a beating as Woodmere Stealdeal stopped by Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway Sunday afternoon as part of his Maritime stakes campaign. Woodmere Stealdeal took the fastest dash of the all-stakes card at the Prince County oval while setting a new track record for two-year-old pacing colts of 1:55.2 and tying the fastest mile ever by a rookie pacer on the Eastern Seaboard of Canada. The historic mile was a recorded in a $7,500 split of the Callbeck Memorial stake for two-year-old pacing colts. Sock It Away held the former track record of 1:56 for two-year-old males. Marc Campbell was in the bike behind the Danny Romo trained Woodmere Stealdeal for Nova Scotia owners Robert Sumarah and Kevin Dorey. The Myles Heffernan Jr. stable was razor sharp on the afternoon card with Tequila Tuesday rewriting the history books in the lone $10,300 Tyndal Semple Memorial three-year-old stake division with a 1:58.3 track record performance for sophomore trotters with Campbell at the lines for owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. The trip lowered the previous 1:59.1 track record set by Maritime Champion Waiting On A Woman in 2011 then tied by Mile Hill Willie in 2019. Heffernan's other win was in a front-end score for Little Miss Ava in 1:58.2 in a $7,000 Callbeck filly race for catch driver Gilles Barrieau. Trainer Tom Weatherbie had a double on the day from his Charlottetown stable as Saltwater Savage (Mark Bradley) won his $7,500 Callbeck division for two-year-old pacing colts in 1:56.2 and Western Wish (Brodie MacPhee) won a $7,000 filly division in 1:57.4. The other $7,500 Callbeck colt divisions were won by Steel Reefer (Gilles Barrieau) as the heavy favourite in 1:58.1 and Mr Rielly (Corey MacPherson) in 1:58.2. Southfield Skye won the fastest $7,000 Callbeck two-year-old filly division with a 1:56.3 open-length victory for trainer Glen MacKay and driver Adam Merner. Tobins Brownie (David Dowling) was a winner in her $7,000 filly split in 2:00.4. Mr Finlay Ridge extended his win streak to three in the $9,850 Callbeck two-year-old trot division for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald. The $4,000 Island Oceans Trot Classic legs, presented by JD Marine & Diving Inc, were won by Whim Road Gem (Jack Panting) in 1:58.4 and Hop Up (MacPherson) in 1:58.3. Wager was $48,034   For replays and more go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE- In what could serve as a precursor for next week's The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer trials, the best harness racing pacers on the Eastern Seaboard will battle in the preferred pace Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 13-dash Saturday card has a 6 P.M. opening post time with the $3,100 preferred pace lining up in race 12. Avatar J was the boss in his latest start for driver Gilles Barrieau, trainer Danny MacDonald and owners Dean Larkin of Edwards, Ont., and Jody Sanderson of Cornwall. The American Ideal pacer took a pocket ride to victory in 1:52.4 last week and will leave from post 5 on Saturday. Governor's Plate runner-up Time To Dance has post 2 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell after having not raced since a fourth place finish in the Lindsay Construction Cup on July 18 in Truro, N.S. Screen Test is second choice from post 3 with Corey MacPherson in the driver's seat while Rose Run Quest will leave from post 4 with Brodie MacPhee picking up the catch drive from the Campbell stable. Rose Run Quest was out of action last week but will look to add to his seven top-three finishes in the field of six. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is taking a hunch that Rose Run Quest could be the one to knock off. "Rose Run Quest has an uncharacteristically low winning percentage but at the same time, a perfect top three record," MacIsaac said. "Since the week off could be just what the doctor ordered he might be sitting on a big one." Also in the field are Soccer Hanover (To be driven by Adam Merner) and Lisburn (Kenny Arsenault). Race 8 has the preferred 2 pace carrying a $2,800 purse as the evening back-up class. Freddy Bear drops out of the preferred ranks and gets his trainer, Campbell, in the bike for the first time from the outside post in the field of six. Other top entries are Ashes To Ashes (Barrieau) and Jeb (Jason Hughes). Woodmere Stealdeal Back In Town  SUMMERSIDE, PE - One of the most impressive two-year-old colts the East Coast has ever seen will return to Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway Sunday afternoon for an all-stakes card. Woodmere Stealdeal headlines his $7,500 Callbeck Memorial stake division for two-year-old pacing colts in race 10 with the card kicking off at 1 P.M. Marc Campbell will drive the Danny Romo trained Woodmere Stealdeal from post 6 for Nova Scotia owners Kevin Dorey of Middle Sackville and Robert Sumarah of Halifax. The Steelhead Hanover pacer turned the Inverness Raceway track record into dust in his latest start as he toured the Cape Breton oval in 1:55.4 to lower the previous 1:58.1 rookie pacing record. The other colt splits are in races 4, 8 and 12. The rookie fillies will also have a quartet of divisions with the first one in race 2 for a $7,000 purse. Southfield Skye has yet to taste stakes competition but handily disposed of her foes, and her maiden status, in her career debut with a 1:58 win over the Prince County oval. Adam Merner will be back in the driver's seat for trainer Glen MacKay and owner Southfield Farms Inc., of Summerside. Divisional leader Aspoonfulofsugar will leave from post 6 in the field of seven with Dale Spence at the controls of the undefeated filly for trainer Joe Baxter. The fillies also line up in races 6, 9 and 11. Race 5 is the lone Callbeck two-year-old trot division carrying a $9,850 purse. Mr Finlay Ridge will be the favourite in the field of nine for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald, who co-owns the Armbro Barrister - R Rocket Rachel colt with fellow Nova Scotianers Ian Tate and Arnold Rankin. Race 7 is the Tyndal Semple Memorial for three-year-old trotters for a $10,300 pot with the older full-brother to Mr Finlay Ridge, Mabou Ridge, the favourite in that division leaving from the second tier for trainer-driver MacDonald and owner Rankin. The Island Oceans Trot Classic, presented by JD Marine and Diving Inc, for aged trot mares line up in races 1 and 3 with $4,000 divisions. Go to Redshores.ca to access the worldwide broadcast and wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - When it comes to aged harness racing pacing mares on the East Coast, Sodwana Bay has been the boss the past few years and will look for another victory against a deep group Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday card has a 6 P.M. start time featuring the $2,800 Fillies and Mares Open pace in race 11. Sodwana Bay has post 4 in the field of six talented mares with trainer Gilles Barrieau back in the race bike for owners Wayne MacRae of Nova Scotia and Howmac Farms Ltd of North Wiltshire. The seven-year-old No Pan Intended mare was a 13-time winner from 25 seasonal starts in 2019 and currently has a pair of victories from six starts this calendar year. Berazzled will guard the rail with David Dowling picking up the catch drive for trainer Jonah Moase after cutting out a 55.4 half in her latest to fade at the end of the mile. Woodmere Chella is the morning line favourite from post 2 with Dale Spence being called on to drive for conditioner Marvyn Webster. The Articulator lass was a runner-up in her latest race, pacing her own mile in 1:54.3 in Charlottetown while being bested by Arc Light. Adam Merner will drive Arc Light from the Marc Campbell stable with post 3 while stable mate Dreamfair Zenfire has the outside post 6 with Campbell at the lines. Post 5 belongs to Lyons Jennielee and driver Myles Heffernan Sr., who just dead-heated for second in the top class at Inverness Raceway in Nova Scotia her last start. Race analyst Les MacIsaac takes a hunch that Sodwana Bay will land back on top in Thursday's pacing feature. "As great as she is, the first over trip last week was simply too much to overcome," MacIsaac said of Sodwana Bay. "She's had enough starts since coming off the bench that she should be just about where she wants to be from a conditioning standpoint and a smoother journey could put her back in the winner's circle." Race 8 will see the return of Atlantic Triple Crown winner Filly Forty Seven to the Campbell stable. The now six-year-old daughter of Proven Lover will have rail control as she makes the move back East after competing in Ontario all season. For race programs and more go to Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Sunday afternoon was Adam Merner day at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway as the reinsman celebrated four harness racing victories including a win in the afternoon feature. Mystery Phil and Merner swept up in the final panel to land in the winner’s circle in the $2,700 featured pace stopping the clock in 1:55.1. Jeb (Driven by Jason Hughes) was second with pacesetter Woodmere Ideal Art (Robert Laffin) third. Dale and Ronnie Rennie of Elmsdale hold the ownership papers of Mystery Phil. Merner started off his grandslam winning race 1 in a maiden breaking score aboard two-year-old filly Southfield Skye in 1:58 For trainer Glen MacKay of Summerside. La Vie En Rose supplied another win in race 2 in 1:59.2 from the Stacey Lund stable while Khitam Image was the other piece of the puzzle winning in 1:59.2 for Merner and trainer Marvyn Webster of Kensington. Brodie MacPhee and Jason Hughes had driving doubles on the card. Total wager was $36,700. For more information go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a perfect two-hole trip from 'The Maritime Magic Man' Avatar J got up in deep stretch to win the featured harness racing pace Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gilles Barrieau left smartly with the Danny MacDonald trained pacer and sat second as Simple Kinda Man (Driven by Jason Hughes) supplied the speed on the front end. Simple Kinda Man rolled through splits of 28, 55.2 and 1:24 before Avatar J tipped into the passing lane to power by in 1:52.4 for owners Dean Larkin of Edwards, Ont., and Jody Sanderson of Cornwall. Simple Kinda Man had to settle for second while Screen Test (Corey MacPherson) was third. Barrieau had three winners on the program, both from the Ron Matheson stable of Charlottetown, as Outrageous Story won in 1:56.3 and Ashes To Ashes was a 1:56.2 victor. The biggest upset of the evening came in the race 11 finale as Legendary Ron and driver Dale Spence rolled off the front from post 1 to win in 1:55.4 paying $56.20 to win. Owned by Doug Matheson of Cornwall, Legendary Ron was on top of a $1,003.30 triactor ticket. Total wager was $44,884. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The fastest horse in the history of Nova Scotia harness racing will make the trek across the Northumberland Strait to take on the Saturday evening harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 11-dash Saturday card has a 6 P.M. post time with Yankee Osborne drawing post 5 in the field of six featured pacers in race 10 fresh off a 1:52 victory in the Lindsay Construction Cup at Truro Raceway. Neill MacInnis will be driving the Gold Cup and Saucer hopeful in Saturday's $3,100 preferred pace for trainer Ross MacInnis and owner Sarah Jane Stables of Mono, Ontario. The five-year-old son of Yankee Cruiser was a private purchase from the Burke stable of Pennsylvania in the Spring. Simple Kinda Man was the runner-up to Yankee Osborne in that track record performance but he is being billed as the top choice with rail control for driver Jason Hughes, trainer Chris MacKay and owners D Racing Stable of New York and Don MacRae of Vernon Bridge. Simple Kinda Man knocked off the top pacers in Charlottetown last week with a head decision in 1:53.4. Third choice is Avatar J from the Danny MacDonald stable of Charlottetown with Gilles Barrieau at the lines from post 3. The 20-time winner last went to the gate in Truro, finishing fifth to Yankee Osborne, pacing his own mile in 1:53. Freddy Bear makes his East Coast debut from the outside post 6, moving into the Marc Campbell stable with Campbell at the lines. Owned by a numbered Ontario company out of Ottawa, Freddy Bear has been racing the conditioned ranks at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ontario. Race analyst Les MacIsaac takes Simple Kinda Man for the top of his triactor selection. "Simple Kinda Man is a versatile type with good early speed and a dangerous finishing kick, both of which he can exploit with rail control," MacIsaac said. "Timing and trip are crucial in a rfce like this and the post advantage he has can only boost his chances." Also in the field are Soccer Hanover (To be driven by Walter Cheverie) and Screen Test (Corey MacPherson). Former Stakes Star Favoured In Summerside Feature SUMMERSIDE, PE - A full slate of 12-dashes will be featured Sunday afternoon in Prince County Harness Racing at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The first of a dozen races has a 1 P.M. post time on Sunday afternoon and former Atlantic Stakes star Heart And Soul is the morning line favourite in the race 11 top class carrying a $2,700 purse. Walter Cheverie will steer the Maritime Champion son of Western Paradise from post 5 for trainer George Riley and owner Riley Farms of Summerside. A winner of 28 lifetime races and $104,849 in purses, Heart And Soul will leave from post 5 in the field of seven. Pillage And Burn has been unheeded at every fraction since being claimed for $8,500 in Truro by owner Perry Burke of Quebec and placed in the Trevor Hicken stable. The Cam's Card Shark nine-year-old will leave from post 3 on Sunday with Brodie MacPhee in the bike as he looks for his third straight Island victory. Mystery Phil knocked off the top event last Sunday and has another good starting spot from post 4 for trainer Melissa Rennie and driver Adam Merner. The Backstetch Beat in Sunday's program lists Pillage And Burn as the top choice to find his nose on the wire first. "Pillage And Burn has yet to taste defeat in the Hicken stable so we'll wager today will not be the day that changes," reads the beat. Also in the field are Phil Dorleans (To be driven by Ken Murphy), Woodmere Ideal Art (Robert Laffin), Jeb (Jason Hughes) and Mach It Again (Dale Spence). Mantario leads the way in the race 9 back-up pace for a $2,200 pot. MacPhee picks up the catch drive for trainer Dale Sobey and owner Walter Simmons of Summerside. Other top entries in that class are Howmac Magic (Hughes) and Painted Desert (Corey MacPherson). Go to Redshores.ca for race programs and more. Wager online at HPIBet.com. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores    

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a first over brush to the front Sophist took the Thursday evening harness racing feature pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. David Dowling supplied the winning steer aboard Sophist in the $2,200 top pace for trainer Chris MacKay and owner Jordan MacKay of French River stopping the clock in 1:57.2. Collective Wisdom (Driven by Gilles Barrieau) was second with Killean Finale (Ken Murphy) third. The Lloyd Hannah Stable of Summerside doubled up in trot action on the card as Windemeredontuworry provided a mild upset in the $2,500 Open trot in 2:00.3 over a rain soaked capital oval. Barrieau was in the bike behind the Atlantic stakes graduate for owner Eric Johnston of Summerside as he won over Hop Up (Corey MacPherson) and Glider Man (Kenny Arsenault). Hannah's other win was also for owner Johnston as Summit City Nate overcame post 8 to be placed first in his $2,000 trot assignment to give driver Dale Spence his first ever trotting victory in the race bike. Supreme Monarch (MacPherson) won the dash but was placed behind Summit City Nate after going inside two consecutive pylons in the final turn. Total wager was $40,175. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After disposing of her harness racing foes in her latest outing, Falls Creek will look for lifetime win number 25 in the Thursday night featured pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday program kicks off at 6 P.M. with the $2,200 featured fillies and mares pace lining up in race 11. Falls Creek is the morning line favourite from post 4 with leading driver Marc Campbell at the controls for trainer Bo Ford and owner Arnold Myers of Charlottetown. The five-year-old daughter of Badlands Hanover sits at 24 wins from 74 lifetime starts. Collective Wisdom is second choice from the outside post 6 for driver Gilles Barrieau and trainer Ron Matheson after finishing fifth against the boys her last start. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sides with Falls Creek for the top spot. "Falls Creek came first up at the half last time and despite being uncovered the rest of the way, she still won and in the fastest time on the page this year to boot," MacIsaac said. "Off that performance we'll look for her to double up." Also in the field are Paythelinebluechip (To be driven by Steven Shepherd), Julep Hanover (Wade Myers), Sophist (David Dowling) and Killean Finale (Ken Murphy). The top trot carries a $2,500 purse in race 10. Majian Tango drew post 6 as the top choice for trainer-driver Jim Ripley of Amherst, N.S., with top entries Glider Man (Kenny Arsenault) and Freddie (Campbell) drawing outside of him. Pop I makes his East Coast debut from post 5 for trainer-driver Gordie Hennessey after shipping in from New York. For race programs and more go to Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - While the traditional Old Home Week festival in August has been cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19, officials with Red Shores have continued with plans for the normal week of racing but under very different circumstances. The harness racing portion of the normal festivities is being billed as Gold Cup and Saucer week this year and will run from August 13 to 22 ending with The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer final on midnight Saturday evening. There will be no charge to get on the grounds for the week but the crowd allowed on the property will be dramatically reduced to comply with Public Health protocols. Gold Cup and Saucer week will see the normal evening race cards being held but only the first Saturday and Gold Cup and Saucer Saturday will have a double program of afternoon and night racing. This removes the doubleheaders that were normally held on the Monday and Friday. Post times will 1pm and 7pm. The week will also feature divisions in the Atlantic Sires stakes showing the best Maritime stars. Lee Drake, Red Shores manager of Racing, Brands and Broadcast, says the organization has been working diligently with the team of Chief Public Health Officer Heather Morrison to hold the pivotal week of racing while adhering to all health protocols. "While the action on the track will be top notch as it always has been, the biggest change is the on track fans," Drake said. "As directed by the public health office, we cannot allow thousands of people on site like other years. Back in April, Red Shores and PEI Harness Racing Industry submitted proposals outlining plans and protocols for return of harness racing. These protocols will be in place, which again will affect the amount of people attending the event. We are committed to following these guidelines for the safety of horse people, staff and customers." As of now, travel restrictions are tight for people coming into the region from outside the Atlantic Bubble, coupled with the U.S. border being closed, which will have an impact on the usual entrants to the Gold Cup and Saucer final. "We want to keep as much of the fanfare and pageantry as possible for the 61st edition of the Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer but there is no question it will be different this year," Drake said. "Picture the race exactly the same but with a few hundred people on site instead of tens of thousands of people. We do plan on hosting local Gold Cup parties around PEI with restaurant partners, in accordance with public health guidelines, and other promotions to be announced soon." Drake wants to remind all horse people coming from Off-Island of the travel protocols in place and asks everyone planning to come for the week from Atlantic Canada to contact the race office in Charlottetown as soon as possible for stabling. The number is 902.629.6636. The current protocols in place in the barn area in Charlottetown will remain in effect for Gold Cup and Saucer week, Drake says. "If you think you will be going like previous years to hang out and socialize in the barns that is not going to happen this year," Drake said. "Safety is our number one priority." Red Shores will continue to provide updates at redshores.ca and Red Shores social media platforms as it becomes available. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The final strides provided the payoff for Simple Kinda Man as he surged in the stretch drive to overcome Rose Run Quest at the wire in the Saturday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Jason Hughes provided the steer for trainer Chris MacKay and owners D Racing Stable of New York and Don MacRae of Vernon Bridge as the pacer won in 1:53.4 in the $3,000 preferred pace. Rose Run Quest (Driven by Marc Campbell) had to settle for second while pacesetter Lisburn (Kenny Arsenault) was third. Campbell scored a trio of victories to continue his grip on the driver's standings. He won the $2,700 Fillies and Mares Open pace with Arc Light in an impressive 1:54.3 score from his own barn for the training double after Eagle Jolt won earlier on the card in 1:57.1. Campbell's other win was a catch driving victory aboard Three Truths in 1:55.3 for trainer Paul Doyle of Charlottetown. The Trevor Hicken stable was hot on the evening with two victories to provide Brodie MacPhee with the bulk of his driving triple. Hicken and MacPhee teamed up to win with Bank Of Dad in a 1:57.3 score and took the feature with Pillage And Burn in 1:55.3. MacPhee started his driving triple in race 2 with the Earl Smith trained Woodmere Rollex in 1:56.2. Wager was $44,904 For more information go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The finest harness racing pacers in Eastern Canada will again meet up Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Saturday card has a 6 P.M. post time for the first of 12 dashes with the preferred pace hitting the track in race 11. Simple Kinda Man is the favourite in the $3,000 event after a runner-up finish to Yankee Osborne in 1:52 in last week's $7,500 Lindsay Construction Cup at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia. Jason Hughes is back in the seat behind Simple Kinda Man for trainer Chris MacKay and owners D Racing Stable of New York and Don MacRae of Vernon Bridge. Rose Run Quest has finished third in both the big Invitational dances this season and gets post 6 on Saturday for trainer-driver Marc Campbell. Lisburn was a 1:53.4 victor by open lengths last Saturday in Charlottetown with that pacer drawing post 4 this week for trainer-driver Kenny Arsenault. Race analyst Les MacIsaac thinks today will be Rose Run Quest's time to shine. "Rose Run Quest has not been winning with the frequency he did last year but don't lose sight of the fact that he's yet to be out of the top three," MacIsaac said. "He looks like the one to knock off." Also in the field are Rockin Indy (To be driven by Mike McGuigan), Jetster (Brodie MacPhee), Burn Out Hanover (Walter Cheverie) and Soccer Hanover (Ken Murphy). The Open Mares class lines up in race 10 with a full field of eight pacing lasses. Sodwana Bay reasserted her dominance in her latest start in Truro with a 1:54.4 victory at the Nova Scotia half-miler. Gilles Barrieau is back in the bike behind his trainee for owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire. Other top entrants are Arc Light (Campbell) and Woodmere Chella (David Dowling). Catch the action live on the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The betting public's choices made front and trotted away in the first leg of the Island Ocean Trot Classic Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The event was the first leg of the new series presented by JD Marine and Diving Inc. Daisy River won the first $3,950 bout as the post time favourite, with Jason Hughes at the controls of the Maritime Champion for owner-trainer William Lanigan of Montague stopping the clock in 1:58.4. Little Miss Winnie (Driven by Kenny Arsenault) was second while Osprey Delta (Paul Larrabee) was third. Hop Up claimed the second division with a 2:00.2 front-end score for driver Corey MacPherson and owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Victoria West. Sailor Blue (Ken Murphy) grabbed second while Whim Road Gem (Jack Panting) recovered from a break to finish third. Majian Tango had a mild upset in the $2,300 Open trot in 1:59.2 over Glider Man (Arsenault) and Windmeredontuworry (Norris Rogers). The winning horse is owned by Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S., with Jim Ripley handling the training and driving duties. Trainer Ron Matheson had a training triple from his barn, all with Gilles Barrieau in the driver's seat. Thebossisagirl won race 9 in a time of 1:57.2 while Pacific Delight was victorious in race 3 in a maiden breaking score of 2:00.2. Much Adoo came later in the program to win in 1:58.2 for the combination of Matheson and Barrieau. For more information go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The first leg of the inaugural Island Oceans Trot Classic, presented by JD Marine and Diving Inc., takes to the track Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday card has a 6 P.M. opening post time with the $3,950 Island Ocean Trot classic legs for aged trot mares lining up in races 2 and 4. The first $3,950 division in race 2 has Maritime Champion Daisy River selected for the top spot from post 2 with Jason Hughes in the bike for owner-trainer William Lanigan of Montague. Other top entries are Little Miss Winnie (To Be driven by Kenny Arsenault) and Osprey Delta (Paul Larrabee). Open trot contender Hop Up leads the way in the other split in race 4 for driver Corey MacPherson and owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Victoria West. Setting Day just won her seasonal debut in 2:01 and has post 3 for trainer-driver Mike McGuigan as second choice while Whim Road Gem (Jack Panting) is picked for third. JD Marine and Diving Inc., co-owner Cam MacPhee is excited to be part of the new series, aimed at getting horse owners to invest in trotting mares on the East Coast. The series will have additional legs on August 9 at Red Shores Summerside, Sept. 3 in Charlottetown and Sept. 27 at Summerside, followed by a final on Oct. 11 as part of the Atlantic Breeder's Crown program in Charlottetown. MacPhee is a director of the newly formed P.E.I. Standardbred Breeder's Association, where the idea for the trot mares' series came about over the winter. Then when the ink was dried and the sponsorship was offered to JD Marine and Diving, which MacPhee co-owns with Don Richards and Jamie Thompson, he jumped at the opportunity. "It was a no-brainer for me," MacPhee said. "It's good for my business but even better for our industry and that is the ultimate priority for me. I hope this series has steady growth with bringing quality mares, and future broodmare prospects, to the region to grow the trot gait." Catch the action live on the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

SUMMERSIDE, PE - The Earl Watts Stable came to play Sunday afternoon winning three harness racing dashes on the program at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Windemere Mcseek started off the top-notch afternoon for trainer Watts in race 3 as David Dowling steered the daughter of Articulator to a 1:58.4 victory in her $1,400 class. Race 4 was a maiden breaking score for Red Dirt Magic from the Watts camp, also with Dowling in the seat, as the two-year-old daughter of Ameripan Gigolo won in 2:01 in a $1,700 maiden event. Race 5 completed the straight triple for Watts, this time with Jason Hughes in the race bike, with a 1:58 victory for Kick The Dirt Up. It was the second straight victory for the three-year-old son of Sportswriter. The $2,700 featured pace was claimed by Heart And Soul and driver Gilles Barrieau in 1:55.4 for owner-trainer George Riley of Summerside. Heart And Soul was first to the front before releasing Flash In The Pang (Driven by Ken Murphy) to the lead at the 27.4 opening quarter. Heart And Soul then retook the lead en route to the half in 57.1 before feeling first-over pressure from Noudidnt Blue Chip (Dowling) heading to the three-quarters of 1:26.3. Barrieau and Heart And Soul fought off that challenger then repelled a three-wide advance from Mystery Phil (Adam Merner) in the stretch drive. Jeb (Hughes) got up for third to complete the triactor ticket. The top class victory capped off a three win day for Barrieau as he scored with his own trainee Perfect Mile earlier in the card in a lifetime best 1:57.4 then came back midway through the day to win with Dividend Day in 1:59.4 for Fred Paynter of Summerside. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Sticking his nose in the front from the start, Lisburn saw no challenges on his way to a scorching harness racing victory in the Saturday evening feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. In line to trainer Kenny Arsenault in the $2,900 featured pace, Lisburn was launched to the lead and sauntered through fractions of 29.1 and 57.1 before cranking up the tempo to hit three-quarters in 1:25.3. Lisburn then closed out his five-length victory in 1:53.4 for one of the fastest miles ever seen in July in the history of the half-mile capital oval. Kevin Harvey of Hammonds Plains and Rudge Racing of Dartmouth, N.S., hold the ownership papers on the winning five-year-old son of Rock N Roll Heaven. Soccer Hanover (Driven by Walter Cheverie) was second while JK Express (Mike McGuigan) was third. Rockin Indy teamed up with McGuigan to win the $2,500 back-up pace in a front-end score of 1:56.4 over Nogreatmischief (Cheverie) and Harbourlite Jerry (Steven Shepherd). Troy Murray of Clyde River owns and trains Rockin Indy, who celebrated his 27th lifetime win. A pair of veterans prevailed in deep stretch for the biggest upset of the night in race 5 as 10-year-old Oh To Be Me and 60-year-old owner-trainer-driver Gary Chappell edged by in the final strides to win at 12-1 odds. Lincoln Seelster (McGuigan) finished second at 20-1 odds with Santanna Sass (Shepherd) third to complete the $1,005.60 triactor ticket. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores    

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