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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The post positions for The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer were decided Tuesday evening during the official draw at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Rockin In Heaven was handed rail control for the prestigious $60,000 Saturday night finale to Old Home Week during the draw. The Teesha Symes trained pacer was a hard closing second in trial 1 to Somewhere Fancy, who drew post 6 during the draw. Trial 2 winner Bet On Brett drew post 4 during the draw while locally owned and trained Rose Run Quest will leave from post 2. Complete Draw Post - Horse 1 - Rockin In Heaven 2 - Rose Run Quest 3 - Asap Hanover 4 - Bet On Brett 5 - Always N The Money 6 - Somewhere Fancy 7 - Fool Me Once 8 - Lincolnjames by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Freddie delivered on his post time promise in the Open trot Friday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell supplied the winning steer as the heavy favourite on the rescheduled Friday afternoon program that was originally set for Thursday evening at the capital harness racing oval. Newcomer Stan The Man (Driven by Jason Hughes) laid down the fractions in the $1,950 event cutting splits of 28.2 and 57.2 before making a break in stride at the 1:28.3 three-quarters and being overtaken by Freddie. The Bo Ford trainee went on to win by seven-and-a-half lengths in 1:58.4 for owners Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Stan The Man rallied for second with Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) completing the triactor. The afternoon card also played host to the first leg of the Alpine $5,000 claiming series with Young Man Matt winning the first division for driver Hughes and trainer Patrick Shepherd. Time of the mile was 1:57.1 for Young Man Matt, who is owned by Carl Kuepfer of Newton, Ont. Shanghai B G won the second $1,750 division in 1:57.4 with Campbell in the bike for co-owner and trainer Jim Copley and fellow Inverness, N.S., co-owners Ann Copley and Evan Gillis. Likely To Win Captures Dr. Blair Kelly Memorial CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Capitalizing on a garden journey, Likely To Win teamed up with Adam Merner to land in the winner’s circle in the Dr. Blair Kelly Memorial pace Friday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Mick Dundee (Driven by Don MacNeill) did all the roadwork, carving splits of 28.4, 59.2 and 1:29.2 while Likely To Win sat patiently in the two-hole then powered forward in the stretch drive to win by a neck in 1:57.4. The $2,100 Kelly Memorial pace was sponsored by the Charlottetown Veterinary Clinic with Mick Dundee finishing second and Heart And Soul (Walter Cheverie) finishing third. Likely To Win is owned by Nova Scotia owners Blenise Young of Long Point and Lester Campbell of Judique, along with Jeffrey Campbell of Calgary, Alta. Caughtfoolinaround overwhelmed the pari-mutuel system when he scored his 1:59.3 win in race 7 for a $1,300 purse. Owned by Maggie McCarthy of Murray River and trained by Roy Reynolds, Caughtfoolinaround was paying $101.60 to win when driver Mark Bradley hit the wire on top. Heavy favourite Political Crisis (Merner) settled for second while Electric Syl (Dale Spence) completed the $1,047 triactor combination. Live racing continues Saturday with doubleheader action at 1 P.M. and 7 P.M. Go to for race replays, programs, live video and more. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A field of hardened Island pacers line up in the Friday evening featured event with a Nova Scotia invader controlling the rail at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Old Home Week officially kicks off during the Friday evening program while the action hits its highest point during race 9 on the program. A total of 10-dashes are programmed starting at 7 P.M., with the top class in race 9 seeing Truro ship-in Montreal Phil take on the local contingent from post 1 Darren Crowe trains and drives Montreal Phil for owners Dawn Ellis Abbot of Lower Onslow, N.S., and Jeff Ellis of Bible Hill, N.S. The son of Blissfull Hall has won over $700,000 in purses in his career with 77 lifetime wins. This will be the final Old Home Week for Montreal Phil as the classy pacer is currently 14-years-old and will have to retire at the end of December. Heart And Soul is the favourite in that race with post 4 for trainer-driver Walter Cheverie fresh off a mile timed in 1:55.2 over Red Shores Charlottetown. Mick Dundee is labelled as a top contender from post 3 for owner-trainer-driver Donald MacNeill of New Haven, after winning in 1:57.3 in his latest outing. Other entries include Southwind Ricardo (Driven by Marc Campbell), Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton), Likely To Win (Adam Merner) and The Big Bite (Kenny Arsenault). Old Home Week racing kicks into high gear Saturday with a double-header program featuring the Atlantic Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies during the 1 P.M. program and The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer trial 1 presented by Bounty Print will headline the 7 P.M. evening card. For more information go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Old Home Week racing does not officially start until Friday evening but the first leg of the Alpine $5,000 claiming series will unofficially start off the biggest week of the Canada harness racing calendar Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 10-dash program has a 7 P.M. start time featuring the first leg of the Alpine claiming series for $5,000 claimers in races 8 and 10. Macnamarra has shown over the years that he loves Old Home Week and will be the favourite in the first division in race 8 from post 2. Kenny Arsenault picks up the catch drive for trainer Donald MacLennan and owner Megan Hinkley of Margaree, N.S. The now 13-year-old Cape Breton pacer had the biggest moment of his career six years ago during Old Home Week 2012 when he took his lifetime mark of 1:53.2. Young Man Matt (Driven by Jason Hughes) is second choice shipping in with the Patrick Shepherd stable of Ontario while Miss Sangria (Dale Spence) is picked for third for trainer George Rennison of Truro, N.S. The second division in race 10 has another member of Shepherd stable as the top pick as Just Blitzed leaves from post 3 with Steven Shepherd in the bike for owner Carl Kuepfer of Newton, Ontario. The five-year-old mare had been racing the $7,000 claiming ranks at Rideau Carleton Raceway outside of the nation’s capital. Beau Seelster (Adam Merner) makes a return to P.E.I. with post 2 for owner Myah Wilkie of New Waterford, N.S., with another Cape Breton pacer, Shanghai B G (Marc Campbell), also selected in the top three for trainer Jim Copley of Inverness. The Thursday program also features the $1,950 Open Trot with Freddie the probable top selection from post 4 with Campbell in the bike for trainer Bo Ford and owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Other top entries are Hop Up (Corey MacPherson) and Ontario ship-in Stan The Man (Hughes). For more information go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE – Harness racing driver Adam Merner and Euchred have proven to be a force to be reckoned with on the Invitational scene this season and that duo reunited for another top end victory on Monday night during the rescheduled program at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The Terry Gallant trained Euchred laid third on the pylons for the first portion of the $4,000 Invitational Pace as race favourite Czar Seelster (Driven by Kenny Arsenault) carved out fractions of 28.2 and 57.2. Euchred then made his first over bid through the three-quarters in 1:27 then capitalized on a late break in stride by the front end oriented Czar Seelster during the stretch drive. The margin of victory for Euchred would be settled at two-lengths with a clocking of 1:55.1. Czar Seelster was second followed by Mr Irresistible (Corey MacPherson) in third. Driver David Dowling scored four wins on the Monday program including win number 1,000 of his career. The Warren Grove reinsman scored win number 999 of his lifetime with Windemere Nick for trainer Earl Watts of Hampshire with a 2:00.1 score. The milestone was hit in his second win of the night in race 7 as Flash In The Pang demolished his opposition in 1:57 by 13-lengths for trainer Pat Murphy. Dowling would go on to also visit the winner’s circle with his own Slide Guitar in a 1:56.2 score and Heart And Guts in 1:57.1 for Shirlene O’Brien of Burton, PE. Racing at Red Shores Summerside will take a hiatus until Wednesday, August 22, as the focus shifts to Red Shores Charlottetown for Old Home Week racing culminating in the 59th running of The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer on August 18. For more information go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Half Cut and driver Mark Bradley used first over tactics en route to the winner's circle in the Thursday evening Uncle Pat McWade Memorial Pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The $2,350 preferred 2 pace saw Jackson K Down (Driven by Corey MacPherson) take the early lead and carve out fractions of 27.2, 57.1 and 1:26.4 while race favourite Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie) sat in the pocket spot. Half Cut advanced first over for Bradley to hit the lead in the final quarter and keep going to win by four lengths in 1:55.1. Nogreatmischief was second with Jackson K Down third. Tom Weatherbie trains the winning horse for owners Kyle Gardiner and Mike Currie of Cardigan, Joseph Gardiner of Mount Stewart and Jerry MacKinnon of St. Peter's Bay. Trainer Bo Ford and driver Marc Campbell teamed up for three winners on the program. The duo captured the Open Trot with Freddie in 1:58.4, along with overnight scores with Nikes Cowgirl in 1:56.1 and Diduseethat in 1:58.3. Live racing continues Saturday evening at Red Shores Charlottetown and Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Summerside. Check out for race replays and more. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With the quickest win time on the program, Elm Grove Kaboom will look to capitalize on his rail control in the Saturday evening featured event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Saturday program kicks off at 6 P.M. with the race 12 feature fielding eight entries and will also play host to the ongoing $100,000 Dash For Cash promotion. Two lucky patrons who spend $10 or more on a single wager will have their names drawn and get a chance to correctly select the complete order of finish in the Saturday evening finale. If all right horses are picked in the correct order, the patron will win the $100,000 jackpot prize. Elm Grove Kaboom vies to be on top of that ballot fresh off a 1:54.4 victory for trainer Bo Ford and owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield. Walter Cheverie gets the catch driving call on the majority of the Ford stable for the Saturday card including Elm Grove Kaboom. Cartoon Daddy draws away from the tougher company he has been keeping this week and gets post 3 with Kenny Arsenault at the line for trainer Rachel Andrew. The six-year-old stallion son of Art Major was a finalist in the $25,000 Governor's Plate final at Red Shores Summerside last month. Weekend At Nannies will be the rookie in the field as the three-year-old son of Western Paradise finds a break from stakes competition but draws post 6 for driver Mike McGuigan. Other entries include Perfect Escape (Driven by Gilles Barrieau), Old Buck (David Dowling), Diggin In (Gordie Hennessey), Tobinator (Corey MacPherson) and Winter Blast (Jason Hughes). Sodwana Bay will put her undefeated streak to the test again Saturday in the $2,350 Fillies and Mares Open pace carded as race 9 on the program. Trained and driven by Gilles Barrieau, Sodwana Bay has won six straight races since relocating to Prince Edward Island for owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire. Other top entries include Collective Wisdom (Ron Matheson) and Ramblinglily (Ken Murphy). For more information including complete $100,000 Dash For Cash contest details go to Bearcats Clash Sunday At Summerside SUMMERSIDE, PE - The top aged pacers on the Eastern Seaboard of Canada will converge on Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway on Sunday afternoon for Invitaional pacing action. The Prince County oval will play host to 13-dashes Sunday with a 1 P.M. start time including a $4,000 Invitational pace with a field of eight talented pacers in the finale. Governor's Plate champion Czar Seelster will leave from the coveted post 1 with Kenny Arsenault at the line for trainer Todd Weatherbee and owner Tammy Johnston of Vernon Bridge. The nine-year-old son of Stonebridge Regal was a 1:53.2 winner over this track last month but was defeated in his last two outings by Rose Run Quest, who leaves from post 2 in this Sunday afternoon field. Gilles Barrieau gets the call on Rose Run Quest for trainer Bo Ford after winning the $7,500 Exhibition Cup Invitational at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia on July 21. Regular pilot Marc Campbell then returned to the lines of Rose Run Quest for a 1:54.4 victory last Saturday in Charlottetown but Campbell will be off-Island for stakes commitments for Sunday's program. Post 3 has in the Invitational pace has Mr Irresistible with Corey MacPherson at the lines for trainer Jennifer Doyle. The son of Mister Big will look to add to the over $12,000 bankroll he has accumulated this season. Adkins Hanover gets post 4 this week with Ambyr Campbell at the controls for trainer Trevor Hicken with his last race ending with a fourth place finish in Rose Run Quest's 1:54.4 mile. Euchred will be looking for revenge on his top end foes from post 5 on Sunday afternoon after making being out for duration of the mile in the Exhibition Cup and finishing a well beaten seventh. The Shadow Play pacer has been a dominant force on the East Coast scene all season and will get trainer Terry Gallant at the lines this week. Keep Coming leaves from post 6 for driver Dale Spence and trainer Brian Andrew while Do Over Hanover has post 7 with Jason Hughes in the seat for trainer Chris MacKay. In Spades has shown his best racing comes from the front end but is burdened with post 8 in his Sunday contest. Austin Sorrie trains and drives the talented pacer who also has not raced since the Exhibition Cup on July 2 after finishing second in that event. For more information on the Sunday afternoon program go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Hop Up has dominated the Open Trot the past month but faces her biggest harness racing test to date Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 6:30 P.M. for the 12-dash card with Hop Up riding into the race 8 Open trot with just one blemish in the last 30 days. The $1,950 class has Hop Up racing off the rail for the dynamite duo of driver Corey MacPherson and owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Victoria West. The four-year-old daughter of Tad The Stud has four wins in her last five outings including the $2,500 Andrew Perry Invitational trot at Red Shores Summerside during Governor's Plate Week. Her competition stiffens this week though with the return of the previously dominant Freddie, who leaves from post 4 for driver Marc Campbell and trainer Bo Ford. Isabella Hanover (Driven by Adam Merner) won this class during Hop Up's lone defeat on July 19 but trainer Stephen Gass will remove the mare from the Lasix program for her Thursday start from post 2 after being outgunned her last start out. Race analyst Les MacIsaac looks to Freddie to hit the winner's circle after being freshened from his vacation. "Freddie has been on hiatus for a month which was good news for the other trotters," MacIsaac said. "Well, he's back and off that recent qualifier clearly the one to beat." Other Open Trot entries include Majian Tango (Jim Ripley), Wedgewood (Gary Chappell), Professor Gordon (Jason Hughes) and Holy Molie Maggie (Walter Cheverie). The Uncle Pat McWade Memorial is the featured pace closing the card out in race 12. Jackson K Down has drawn post 4 after demolishing his competition in his last start and again will have the services of driver MacPherson for trainer Stephen Mason. Nogreatmischief is the morning line choice form post 3 for trainer-driver Cheverie, while last year's two-year-old Red Shores Charlottetown track record holder Half Cut has rail control for driver Mark Bradley and trainer Tom Weatherbie as he takes a break from three-year-old stakes action. Race 10 is the Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation pace with Bettim Vicky the morning line choice from post 1 for driver Gilles Barrieau and trainer Jeff Lilley. Nikes Cowgirl headlines a tough group of mares in race 9 for driver Campbell and trainer Ford in the Next Gen 2 pace. For more information check out by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - The first leg of the Island Breeder's series is in the books with Woodmere Bolt and Therealdeal continuing their divisional dominance Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Therealdeal continued to live up to her name winning her $5,800 Callbeck Memorial stake for two-year-old filly pacers with Walter Cheverie in the bike for trainer Joe Baxter and owners Jennifer Baxter and Gregory Francis of Windsor, N.S. The daughter of Westwardho Hanover recorded a mile of 2:01.4 en route to her third straight victory. Magical Mistress recorded the fastest filly win with a mile of 1:58 for driver Adam Merner and trainer Stephen Gass. The other splits were claimed by So Much More in 2:00.3 for driver Mark Bradley and trainer Tom Weatherbie and Woodmere Tango in 2:02.1 for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald. In two-year-old pacing colt action, Woodmere Bolt continued his unbeaten streak in his fourth lifetime outing in his $6,750 Callbeck Memorial division with a time of 2:01. Earl Smith trains and drives the son of Malicious for owners Peter Smith of Stratford, Gerald Morrissey of Vernon River and Nova Scotia's Arnold Hagen of Bible Hill. The other $6,750 Callbeck colt divisions were won by Dusty Lane Cortez (Driven by David Dowling) in 2:00.1 and Notorious (Marc Campbell) in 2:00.3. In Callbeck action for two-year-old trotters, Windemerebarrister won the opening $5,600 split in 2:07 for trainer-driver Al McNeil, while the other division was claimed by Little Miss Winnie (Kenny Arsenault) in 2:06.4. In other Island Breeder's series action, the Sunday program was host to the newly named Tyndal Semple Memorial stake for three-year-old trotters with West River Cindy blowing up the tote board in her $4,600 division. Kenny MacDonald engineered the winning trip of 2:03.1 as the longest shot on the board at 34-1 while defeating Maritime champion Windemeredontuworry (Gilles Barrieau) and track record holder Buckaroo (Campbell). West River Cindy is trained by Clare MacDonald, who had three conditions wins on the program including another Semple Memorial division with Miss Emerson Ridge in 2:06 with the trainer in the bike. The final Semple split saw Oceanview Eunomia victorious for driver Arsenault and trainer William Roloson. Live racing continues on Prince Edward Island at both Red Shores locations in the coming week with programs Thursday and Saturday evenings at Red Shores Charlottetown and Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Summerside. For race replays and more go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A Governor's Plate finalist will put his nose on the starting gate against seven seasoned foes Thursday evening during an action packed harness racing program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash programs kicks off at 6:30 P.M. with the featured pace hitting the track in race 11. Nogreatmischief is the morning line choice in that $2,200 event leaving from post 6 for trainer-driver Walter Cheverie of Nine Mile Creek, who owns the hard closing son of Bettor's Delight along with Brian Thompson of Charlottetown. Nogreatmischief last raced on July 14 in the $25,000 Governor's Plate final finishing seventh and now drops in class to meet his present company. Likely To Win was a winner in his latest in 1:55.4 for driver Adam Merner while Oh To Be Me (Driven by Gary Chappell) draws post 7 fresh off a victory in 1:55.2 Saturday night in Charlottetown. Jackson K Downs also draws respect as a top choice after drawing farthest out in his last two starts and now getting post 2 this week with Corey MacPherson at the controls. Race analyst Les MacIsaac likes the chances of Nogreatmischief to deliver as the favourite. "Nogreatmischief has become a bit camera shy this year but in his defense just look at the company he's been keeping," MacIsaac said. "Since he should find these more to his liking he might be just a good trip away from a win." Other Thursday top class entries include Rocking Indy (Jason Hughes), Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton), Southwind Ricardo (Marc Campbell) and Give Em Heck (Gilles Barrieau). The top pacing mare race of the night is in race7 for a $1,800 purse with Prettyndangerous (Barrieau) favoured over Good Luck Kathy (Earl Smith) and Outrageous Spirit (Gordie Hennessey). Isabella Hanover will look to repeat in the Open trot in race 6 for a $1,950 after the Yankee Glide mare won last week in 1:59.1 for driver Adam Merner and trainer Stephen Gass. Holy Molie Maggie is another top pick from post 4 for driver Cheverie as well as post 6 starter Majian Tango (Jim Ripley). Another hard hitting group of mares lines up in the race 12 evening finale with Drivingthedragon N favoured off the rail for trainer-driver Hughes and owner Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. Other top entries in the $1,500 class are Shadows Mystery (Merner) and Bettim Vicky (Jeff Lilley). For more information go to By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Oh To Be Me has proven to be the gifted that keeps on giving for owner-trainer-driver Gary Chappell as the pacer captured the $2,350 feature event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The son of Fit For Life was sent away at 8-1 odds, stalking in the three-hole as Perfect Escape (Driven by Ron Matheson) set the fractions and heavily favoured Red Magician (Adam Merner) sat in the pocket. The splits were tripped in 29.1, 57.3 and 1:26.1 before a stretch drive slugfest with Oh To Be Me coming out on top in 1:55.2, just one-fifth off his lifetime best. Perfect Escape was second while Red Magician finished third. Driver Ken Murphy opened up the program by winning the first three races. The Harrington reinsman won the opener with Force Seelster in 1:59.1 for father and trainer Clifford Murphy, followed by wins with Sharks Play in 1:59.3 for trainer Kristina McCourt of Kensington and Howmacs Dragonator in 1:58.1 for Raymond White of Wood Islands. Trainer Melissa Rennie scored two wins on the program winning the $2,100 back-up pace with Likely To Win in 1:55.4 and a $1,500 class with newcomer Revenant in 1:57.2. Merner was in the driver’s seat for both visits to the historic Red Shores Charlottetown winner’s circle. For  race replays and more go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Old Buck and drive David Dowling teamed up to capture the featured event at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway as the drive approaches a career milestone. The Alan MacDonald trained Old Buck stalked Offshore Cowboy (Driven By Dale Spence) then got up in the stretch drive to win by a neck in 1:56.3. Offshore Cowboy was second while third went to Artist List (Adam Merner). MacDonald had two wins on the day wth Scottish Light breaking her maiden in 2:00.2 with Norris Rogers at the controls. Dowling had three wins on the program to bring the Warren Grove driver three wins shy of 1,000 lifetime wins. Dowling also won with Souverain in 1:58.2 for Phil Sizer of Kensington and Sendmeasign in 1:59.1 for trainer Alex Sobey. Rogers also had three wins as he clicked with O Christopher in 2:00 and Allstar Seelster in 1:56.3 for trainer Ed Harvey. For more information go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After being plagued by breaks in stride in recent races, Prettyndangerous was firing on all cylinders Thursday night crushing her opposition in the featured pace in 1:55.4. Gilles Barrieau was in the bike for the journey as he stalked pacesetter Minor Wisdom (Driven by David Dowling) through fractions of 27.3 and 56.4 before moving to the lead before three-quarters in 1:26.4. The Bo Ford trainee powered forward to win by 10 lengths in the $1,500 class over Good Luck Kathy (Earl Smith) and Hurricane Hill (Mike McGuigan). Ford along with Arnold Myers of Charlottetown own the winning mare. Isabella Hanover found herself in the winner’s circle as she captured her first $1,950 Open trot on the East Coast. Adam Merner engineered the 1:59.1 winning trip for trainer Stephen Gass and owners Kent Livingston of Cornwall and Wade MacDonald of Stanhope. Dowling scored a driving triple on the program to give himself 993 career wins, just seven shy of the 1,000 win plateau. The Warren Grove driver clicked with CL La Rousse in 1:59.4 for trainer Reg Ferguson of Charlottetown, Brodys Leona in 1:58.1 for trainer Kerry Taylor of Stratford and House Of Style in a 2:01.2 maiden breaking win for trainer Earl Watts of Hampshire. Taylor had two training wins on the program as he also teamed up with McGuigan to win with Swingirl in 1:58.4. Mark Bradley also had two training scores with Atlantic Drive in 2:02.1 with the trainer in the bike and with Selfie in 2:01.3 for driver Ken Murphy. Racing continues at Red Shores Charlottetown on Saturday evening at 6 P.M. and Red Shores Summerside on Sunday afternoon at 1 P.M. For more information go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Racing action on Prince Edward Island returns to Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Thursday evening with a group of talented pacing mares doing battle in the race 9 featured pace. First race post time is 6:30 P.M. for the 10-dash program with Shadows Mystery controlling the rail in the $1,500 Race 9 top pacing event. The Gordie Ford trained and owned Shadows Mystery is fresh off a win in 1:56.3 for driver Adam Merner with that reinsman back in the bike this week. Prettyndangerous leaves from post 2 with a string of 1:57 miles down her chartlines but has been battle breaks in stride for trainer Bo Ford. Gilles Barrieau is in the bike this week with the eight-year-old daughter of Armbro Deuce installed at 7-2 morning line odds while dropping out of the Open Mares ranks. Good Luck Kathy starts from post 5 at 3-1 odds with Earl Smith in the bike for owner Janet Compton of Stratford. Race analyst Les MacIsaac places his wagers on Shadows Mystery with rail control. "Judging by Shadow's Mystery's last two starts her earlier problems could be a thing of the past," MacIsaac said. "She was the easiest of winners in a well rated mile last week and a similar trip could be in the cards tonight. Looks like the one to knock off." Other entries include Diduseethat (Driven by Jason Hughes), Hurricane Hill (Mike McGuigan) and Minor Wisdom (David Dowling). The $1,950 Open trot hits the track in raced 8 with Hop Up riding a three-race win streak but having to start from post 8 for owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Tyne Valley. Ken Murphy picks up the catch driving call as regular pilot Corey MacPherson is racing in stakes action in Nova Scotia. The four-year-old daughter of Tad The Stud was never better than last week at Red Shores Summerside, winning in 1:59.2 on top at every call. Other top Open trot entries include Isabella Hanover (Merner) and Holy Molie Maggie (Barrieau). For race programs, promotional information and more go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

SUMMERSIDE, PE – In nothing short of a perfect trip, Czar Seelster was steered to victory by veteran driver Kenny Arsenault in the Governor’s Plate final that capped off Governor’s Plate week racing at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Kenny Arsenault captured his second Governor’s Plate final Saturday night in the $25,000 event for trainer Todd Weatherbee and owner Tammy Johnston of Vernon Bridge. Post time favourite Euchred and driver Adam Merner set the early tempo with fractions of 27.1, 55.4 and 1:24.1 while being unchallenged on the front end with Czar Seelster sitting the pocket. Czar Seelster vacated the two-hole for the stretch drive to power past Euchred and capture the 50th edition of the Prince County Classic in 1:53.2. Euchred was second with Mr Irresistible (Driven by Gilles Barrieau) finishing third and defending champion Do Over Hanover (Jason Hughes) fourth. Driver Corey MacPherson had a night to remember on Saturday, winning five races on the 16-dash program. MacPherson won the fastest $12,800 Atlantic Sires Stakes A-division for three-year-old pacing colts with Sock It Away in 1:54.2 to remain undefeated on the season for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. MacPherson also had major wins in the $2,500 Andrew Perry Memorial Invitational trot in 1:59.2 for trainer-driver Keith Campbell of Tyne Valley and the $5,000 Governor’s Plate consolation with Tobinator in 1:58.3 for trainer Trevor Hicken of Montague. The Cornwall driver’s other trips to the winner’s circle came with Big Surf in a $1,900 event in 1:55.4 for trainer Hicken and in a $2,500 B-Division for three-year-old pacing colts with Dustylanekazaam in 1:59.4 for Paul MacDonald of Cornwall. The other $12,800 Atlantic Sires Stakes A-division for three-year-old pacing colts was won by Weekend Atnannies in 1:56.3 for driver Mike McGuigan, trainer Len McGuigan and owner Glen Dunn of Summerville. The $3,500 Fillies and Mares Open pace was won by Sodwana Bay to continue her undefeated streak in Atlantic Canada with a 1:55.2 win for trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau and owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire. Live racing on Prince Edward Island returns to a regular schedule in the coming week with cards Thursday and Saturday at Red Shores Charlottetown with Red Shores Summerside holding its next card on Sunday (July 22). For race replays and more go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE – Royaltywestho has cruised through the first part of the 2018 season dominating the three-year-old pacing filly division but the former leading money winning three-year-old in North America returned to form Friday evening in Atlantic Sires Stakes action at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway as part of Governor’s Plate week racing. Bettim Jackie had a solid winter season racing in Ontario but has remained winless since coming back East for the start of the Atlantic Stakes season, but that all changed Friday night. The daughter of Andreoli Hanover was sent first over in her $13,040 Atlantic Sires Stakes A-Division by driver Gilles Barrieau and powered past the undefeated Royaltywestho (Driven by Walter Cheverie) going to three-quarters. Bettim Jackie lengthened her advantage to a six-and-a-half length winning margin in 1:55.3, just two-fifth shy of Elm Grove Inarush's 2014 track record for sophomore pacing fillies. Royaltywestho had to settle for second while Woodmere Wyldstyle (Corey MacPherson) was third. Bettim Jackie is co-owned and trained by Jeff Lilley of Milton for co-owners Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown and Danny Purcell of Newport, N.S. The other $13,040 A-division was won by Chocolate Terror and trainer-driver Darren Crowe in a race that was full of action from the start. Heavily favoured R Es Shabla (Mike McGuigan) made at the start to be a non-factor while Elm Grove Maddy (Dale Spence) tussled with Elm Grove Mistress (Earl Smith) to the quarter in 28.1. Elm Grove Mistress was forced to take a seat in second while Elm Grove Maddy hit the half in 57.3 then was overtaken by Chocolate Terror to the outside before the three-quarters in 1:26.4 with the final time of 1:56.3. Tobins Terror (Gary Chappell) was second with the 93-1 shot Kahlua Morning (Jason Hughes) in third. Chocolate Terror is owned by David Livingstone of Halifax, N.S. The trio of $2,500 B-Divisions were claimed by Izzies Angel in 1:58.4 for trainer-driver Terry Gallant of Summerside, Shy Artie in 2:00.1 with Dale Spence driving for trainer Tommy Gunn of New Brunswick and Howmac Impeccable in 2:00.4 for driver David Dowling and trainer Earl Watts of Hampshire. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

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