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SUMMERSIDE, PE - After a bump in the road in last week's harness racing feature event, Rash B Havior regained his stride while claiming the Holiday Monday feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Leading driver Marc Campbell continued his record breaking season with three wins on the program, propelling him to at least a temporary tie for fourth place in wins among Canadian drivers with Trevor Henry at 206 wins in 2017. Rash B Havior was the last of Campbell's wins on the 12-dash Summerside card as the Michael Peters trained and owned pacer scored a mild upset in the $2,200 feature event at 5-1 odds after being a beaten favorite last start. Time of the mile was 1:55.2 with second place going to Likely To Win (Driven by Adam Merner) with Machinthesand (Ken Murphy) completing the $126.80 triactor. Campbell's other scores came with Bet Er All in a 1:57.2 score for trainer Ralph Sweet of O'Leary and with Souverain in a time of 1:59.4 for Phil Sizer of Kensington. Gary Chappell had a strong opener to the program, as the Summerside Raceway's all-time leading dash winner won the first three races on the card. Neal was a 2:00.2 winner for driver Chappell and trainer Brian Andrew of Milton, Glenview Pippa won in 2:01.1 for trainer Donald Milligan of Tyne Valley and Now Whos The Queen won in 2:01for trainer Stacey Lund of Stratford. Woodmere Ideal Art was an impressive winner as the two-year-old son of Articulator took a new lifetime best of 1:57.3 against aged company in a $1,400 conditioned class. Jason Hughes was in the bike for trainer Sifroi Melanson and owner Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn, N.B. Go to for race replays and more information. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

Summerside, PE - Likely to Win has received top billing in the special Thanksgiving Day pace at Red Shores Summerside Monday. Post time is 1pm. The Melissa Rennie trainee has been putting up some solid numbers and comes in to the race with six wins from 26 starts and a third place finish in a dazzling 1:54.3 over Charlottetown on September 23rd. Driver Adam Merner will handle the son of Western Terror from post 4 for owners Blenise Young, Lester Campbell, NS, and Jeffery Campbell of Alberta. The competitive field also includes rail sitter Instant Shadow for driver Jason Hughes and trainer Sifroi Melanson along with heavy weights Rash B Havior (Marc Campbell) and Machinthesand (Ken Murphy). Allstar Seelster and Keep Coming are also part of the line-up. The Prince County Horsemen's Club have organized a family day component to the afternoon card which includes an opportunity for one family to go trackside and present the cooler in the Summerside Family Day Pace. Race analysts Bo Ford with the Backstretch Beat and classifier Gerard Smith have landed on different horses for their top choice. Ford favors All Access, owned by Foxyhall Racing, Summerside, PE, while Smith leans on Windemere Johnny out of the two hole for Gary Chappell and conditioner Phil Sizer. The trotters will open up the holiday card at the Prince County oval with Zip The Lip getting the nod as the one to beat. The nine-year-old is fresh off a convincing win at Charlottetown. Brian MacPhee gets the assignment from trainer-owner Orville Willis of O'Leary, PEI. The family day activities get underway at 12Noon with children's entertainment, face painting and cake. Families can fill out a ballot for a chance to present the winning cooler in race 6. For race programs, top picks and live broadcast go to By Lee Drake

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The 2017 Weekend Of Champions kicks off Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park featuring 11-dashes including the Atlantic Breeder's Crown consolations for two and three-year-old pacers. The card kicks off at 12:30 P.M. with the $5,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown consolations in races 4, 6, 8 and 10 featuring the top performers of the Atlantic Sires Stakes season who did not make the top eight spots for Sunday's championship finals. Mick Dundee has shown on numerous occasions he can tussle with the top colts and that earns him the status as morning line favorite in the race 10 three-year-old pacing colt consolation. Don MacNeill of Charlottetown owns, trains and drives the son of Aahm Canadian Now with him leaving from post 5 in Saturday's contest. Shesaroyal Cowgirl is top choice in the race 8 Atlantic Breeder's Crown three-year-old pacing filly consolation for trainer-driver Mark Bradley and owner William Andrew of Calgary, Alta. The post 4 starter will battle seven foes. The first crop of Image Of Dawn has been well represented by JJ Powerball who is the early favorite in the race 6 two-year-old pacing colt consolation for trainer Austin Sorrie and owners Walter Simmons of Summerside and Tammy Collings of Hazel Brook. Leading driver Marc Campbell picks up the drive on the three-time winner as regular driver Gordie Hennessey has elected to drive fellow Sorrie trainee Dustylanesam off the rail. Woodmere Saphire closes out her two-year-old Atlantic Sires Stakes season with post 4 in the race 4 two-year-old filly consolation. Gilles Barrieau drives the daughter of Articulator for trainer Jackie Matheson and New Brunswick owners Thomas McGuffog and Bruce MacDonald of Fredericton and Geoffrey Macneish of Douglas. Saturday will also see a sold-out banquet presented by the P.E.I. Standardbred Horse Owners Association starting at 7 p.m. in the Top of the Park restaurant at Red Shores. The event will celebrate the achievements of several stars of the Atlantic Canadian breeding industry and four Atlantic Canadian racing families will be honoured. From New Brunswick, the family of Steve Mahar has been involved with standardbreds for over 50 years. Steve is the winningest driver from New Brunswick with over 5,000 victories in the sulky. From Newfoundland and Labrador, the Sheppard family will be recognized for their long involvement with standardbred racing. The Polley family of Amherst, Nova Scotia, who have experienced success locally and across North America, will be lauded. The MacDonald family from Charlottetown, PEI lived a block from the Charlottetown Driving Park and from the late 1960s, and brothers Mike and Paul would provide many memorable moments on the nearby racetrack and beyond. Check out for live video, race program and more information on the Weekend Of Champions.   Championship Finals Set For Action CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The saying in harness racing goes 'It All Comes Down To The Breeder's Crown.' The Sunday afternoon program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park will be the main event on the Weekend Of Championships with the culmination of the 2017 Atlantic Sires Stakes season in the Atlantic Breeder's Crown finals. First race post time is 12:30 P.M. for the 14-dash program. The $9,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown finals for trotters line up in races 3 and 5 sponsored by Meridian Farms. Pappy Go Go has been on another world all season as he rides a nine-race win streak into the race 5 $9,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown three-year-old trot final from post 6 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S. Another Campbell trainee, Buckaroo, gets morning line status in the race 3 two-year-old trot Breeder's Crown from post 7 for owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield. The $9,000 event will see Buckaroo battle with arch rival Ticked (Driven by Myles Heffernan) from post 3. Buckaroo has the two-year-old trotting record to his credit but has yet to defeat Ticked in a race where both horses have stayed on stride. The draws in the two-year-old pacing Atlantic Breeder's Crowns were not kind to the presumptive favorites as both horses drew post 8. Royaltywestho has yet to finish worse than second in her rookie campaign but has to start on the far outside of her seven rivals in the race 7 two-year-old pacing filly final for a $20,000 purse. Walter Cheverie drives the daughter of Westwardho Hanover for co-owner and trainer Joseph Baxter and co-owner Gregory Francis of Windsor, N.S. Sock It Away can claim both Island two-year-old pacing colt track records to his credit but has to contend with post 8 in his $20,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown final. The son of Pang Shui will have to circle his seven contenders at some point in the mile whether it is off the gate or coming for home. Campbell will drive the colt for trainer Kevin Maclean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. The draw was kinder to the top choices in the three-year-old championship finals. Filly Forty Seven is selected as top choice in the race 11 $20,000 three-year-old pacing filly Atlantic Breeder's Crown for trainer-driver Campbell but the division has been extremely competitive all season long. Fellow Campbell trainee Elektra Express leaves from post 5 in that race with Ryan Ellis handling the reins while Traces Of Purple has defeated both fillies on separate occasions and gets the services of Gilles Barrieau from post 3. The $20,000 three-year-old pacing colts championship final hits the track in race 13 with Mighty Cowboy the morning line choice with rail control for trainer-driver Darren Crowe and owner David MacDonald of Halifax, N.S., in a race where an argument can be made for any of the eight entries to land in the winner's circle. In other action, the Atlantic Breeder's Crown Open trot hits the track in 8 for a $2,500 purse, a $3,500 Open Pacing mares class lines up for a $3,500 pot in race 12 while a $5,000 Invitational pace closes out the card in race 14. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Allstar Seelster played a game of "catch-me-if-you-can" in the Wednesday night harness racing feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway and was successful as he shocked his rivals. The Ed Harvey trainee was sent to the front by driver Norris Rogers and never looked back in a huge upset in the $2,100 featured event. Allstar Seelster led through fractions of 27.2, 57 and 1:26.1 before closing the mile out in 1:57.2 with Old Buck (Driven by Jason Hughes) finishing second with Machinthesand (Ken Murphy) finishing third. The winning pacer is owned by Harvey of Tyne Valley and paid a whopping $71.70 for a $2 win ticket while the triactor paid out at 4-3-ALL for $121.50. It was the second win of the night for the combination of trainer Harvey and driver Rogers. The top driver in Island racing only had one win on the Wednesday program but that is all it took to land him a career milestone. Marc Campbell teamed up to win with Rising Fella in 1:59.1 for trainer Jansen Sweet of O'Leary as the Winsloe reinsman scored win number 1,900 of his career. Hughes had a solid night at the office as he had three winners on the program including the $1,800 back-up pace with a front-end score of 1:58.1 aboard Ultimatelyhandsome. The son of Western Paradise is owned by the Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn, N.B., and trained by Sifroi Melanson. Hughes' other winners were Delightful Nights in 2:04.1 for trainer Blaine McKenna of Summerside and Sir Native from his own stable in 2:01.4. Goliath Reigns had the fastest mile of the night winning the evening finale in 1:56 for driver Dale Spence and trainer Dawn Ellis Abbott of Lower Onslow, N.S. Ken Murphy had two driving wins on the program. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Sunday afternoon was a good day to have ticket on Brodys Leona as he decimated her foes in the final strides to score a huge upset in the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares final as the highlight of the all-stakes harness racing program at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The $15,417 championship final, sponsored by Standardbred Canada, saw Ramblinglily driven aggressively off the gate from post 7 for driver Ken Murphy. Rambinglily laid down a first quarter of 27.3 then attempted to control her destiny with a 58.2 half and three-quarters in 1:28 while Brodys Leona laid fifth on the rail for driver Corey MacPherson. Ramblinglily gave way in the stretch drive as it was Brodys Leona's day to shine when she got up at the wire to win in 1:57.3 at 31-1 odds. Race favorite Prettyndangerous (Driven by Adam Merner) was second with West River Ambyr (Clare MacDonald) completing the $429.85 triactor ticket. Brodys Leona is trained by Melissa Rennie for owners Kerry and Emily Taylor of Stratford and Lisa Richards of Cornwall. While the main event was an upset victory, favorites prevailed in much of the rest of the afternoon of mega-stakes action. Filly Forty Seven was the heavy favorite in her $11,600 Lady Slipper gold division and controlled the tempo every step of the mile as she won by eight lengths in 1:57.1 as one of four wins on the day for Summerside's leading driver Marc Campbell. Dubbed the 'King' of Island racing, Campbell also trains the daughter of Proven Lover for owners Darryl MacLean of Winsloe, Katelyn Smallwood of Stratford, Cory Carver of Montague and Nova Scotia owner Tanya Tremblett of Sydney Mines. Traces Of Purple was part of a more reserved victory for driver Gilles Barrieau in the other $11,600 division as he cleared past a 27.3 opening quarter then eased the tempo to win in a 1:59.1 mile. The three-year-old daughter of Brandon's Cowboy is co-owned and trained by Robert Phillips of South Pinette along with co-owner Kevin Harvey of Hammonds Plains, N.S. Ashes To Ashes was a popular winner in a $9,000 gold division of the Joe O'Brien Memorial stake for three-year-old pacing colts as he won in 1:57 for driver Gilles Barrieau, trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Linda Somers of Cornwall, Lynn Livingstone of Kensington and Alan Conway of Summerside. Island Energetic delivered as favorite in another of three $9,000 splits in 1:56.4 for trainer-driver Campbell and Nova Scotia owners Grayland Farm of Pugwash and Bernadette Burgess of Dartmouth. Lucbobski scored a mild upset at 3-1 odds in the final $9,000 O'Brien Gold division in 1:56.1 for trainer-driver Danny Romo and Nova Scotia owners Robert Skinner of Truro and Jeff Skinner of Hammonds Plains. Pappy Go Go continued his trotting dominance of the three-year-old division as he scored win number nine of his undefeated campaign in a $7,800 division of the Lady Slipper. Time of the mile was 2:00.3 for trainer-driver Campbell and owner Grayland Farm. The other three-year-old trot lady slipper division was won by Bj Lorado in 2:01.1 for driver Brian MacPhee and owner-trainer Bert Honkoop of Montague. In two-year-old Lady Slipper trot action, Buckaroo delivered as the favorite in 2:01.1 in his $7,300 split for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield. Ticked prevailed in the other division with a 2:03.1 victory for the combination of trainer Gerald MacDougall and driver Myles Heffernan, who co-owns with Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. Go to for more information. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Lady Slipper and Joe O'Brien Memorial gold action was not kind to the harness racing post time favorites Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Sock It Away was the only post time favorite to win in gold divisions of the stakes for two-year-old pacers at the capital oval. Marc Campbell sent the son of Pang Shui off the front and scored one of his three wins of the night. Time of the mile was 1:56.4 in the $10,000 O'Brien gold division as Sock It Away got revenge on Oceanview Magnum after being defeated last week. Sock It Away is trained by Kevin MacLean for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Oceanview Magnum (Driven by Todd Trites) was second with Doublejacksandaces (Jason Hughes) third. Half Cut scored a mild upset in the other O'Brien gold division with a 1:59.1 victory for driver Mark Bradley, trainer Tom Weatherbie and owners Kyle Gardiner and Mike Currie of Cardigan, Joseph Gardiner of Mount Stewart and Jerry MacKinnon of St. Peters Bay. Dustylanewesty (Clare MacDonald) was second with the triactor being completed by Dustylanesam (Gordie Hennessey). A pair of O'Brien Grassroots divisions were held with $6,200 purses. The winner were Woodmere Ideal Art (Trites) in a 2:00.2 score and Dangle Ona Dime (Don MacNeill) in 1:59.2. Favorites faltered in both $11,000 Lady Slipper Gold splits for two-year-old pacing fillies as Scarlet Desire scored a 15-1 victory in 1:59.2 as one of three wins for driver Marc Campbell, who also trains the daughter of Western Paradise for Gordon MacLean of Winsloe. Heavy favorite Royaltywestho (Walter Cheverie) was second with Saulsbrook Coral (Trites) finishing third. The other $11,000 Lady Slipper Gold division was a front end score for Elm Grove Mistress and trainer-driver Earl Smith in 1:59.1 at 7-1 odds as she defeated post time favorite Elm Grove Misty (Dave Kelly) with third going to Woodmere Ceilidh (MacDonald). Elm Grove Mistress is owned by Islanders Peter Smith of Charlottetown, Larry Chappell of Marshfield and Gerald Morrissey of Vernon Bridge along with Arnold Hagen of Bible Hill, N.S. The $7,100 Lady Slipper Grassroots divisions were claimed by Tobins Terror (Gary Chappell) in 2:00.1 and Woodmere Saphire (Gilles Barrieau) in 2:01.1. Adkins Hanover was on top at every call as he visited the winner's circle in the $2,550 preferred pace for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. Time of the mile was 1:54.4 with Carracci Hanover (Hughes) second and Forever Paradise (Campbell) third. David Dowling and Gary Chappell both scored driving doubles on the program. For more information go to By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A stakes filled weekend of Island harness racing kicks off Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 14-dash card lines up for race 1 at 6 P.M. with the card featuring the Joe O'Brien Memorial stakes for two-year-old pacing colts and the Lady Slipper stake for two-year-old pacing fillies. A pair of track record holders hook up in race 9 for a $10,000 purse in a O'Brien Gold division. Sock It Away holds the two-year-old pacing colt track records at Red Shores Charlottetown and Summerside and gets post 4 to work with for driver Marc Campbell and trainer Kevin MacLean, while Oceanview Magnum leaves from post 6 fresh off a Northside Downs track record last week where he defeated Sock It Away. Todd Trites drives Oceanview Magnum for trainer Earl Watts. The race also sees the return of Howmac Dancer to the East Coast after racing the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit in Ontario, getting post 7 this week for driver Corey MacPherson. The other $10,000 O'Brien Gold division lines up in race 12 with Inverness Raceway track record holder Half Cut the morning line choice from post 3 for the team of driver Mark Bradley and trainer Tom Weatherbie. Big Talking Man returns to East coast racing in that division from post 5 for driver Ken Murphy and trainer Robert Phillips after taking a lifetime best of 1:52 in his latest outing at Mohawk Raceway in Ontario. A pair of O'Brien grassroots divisions line up in races 2 and 4 for $6,200 purses. Lady Slipper Gold action for the two-year-old pacing fillies has Royaltywestho as the morning line choice in race 8 for an $11,000 pot. The daughter of Westwardho Hanover has five wins from six outings for driver Walter Cheverie and trainer Joseph Baxter of Nova Scotia. Saulsbrook Coral (Trites) and Silverhill Misty (Jason Hughes) are the other top entries in the field of six. Elm Grove Misty is fresh off the biggest race of her career with rail control in this week's $11,000 Lady Slipper division in race 11. Dave (Crocker) Kelly trains and drives the daughter of Stonebridge Terror and was 1:59 winner last time out in a $17,8000 division of the Atlantic Sires Stakes at Northside Downs in Nova Scotia. Woodmere Chella (Gilles Barrieau) and Chocolate Terror (Paul Langille) are among the major threats in this week's seven horse field. The $7,100 Lady Slipper Grassroots divisions hit the track in races 1 and 5. The preferred pace carries a $2,550 purse in race 13 with a top notch field including D Gs Camme (Barrieau), Carracci Hanover (Hughes) and Adkins Hanover (MacPherson). Distaff Battle For Supremacy Sunday At Red Shores Summerside The action cranks up for the first race Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway and doesn't wind down until the curtain closes on race 14. First race post time for the all-stakes Sunday afternoon card is 1 P.M. with the $15,417 Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Final sponsored by Standardbred Canada taking centre stage in the race 14 finale. Good Luck Kathy is the morning choice in the race 14 championship final with Jason Hughes in the bike for conditioner Jennifer Trainor while riding streak of top three finishes from post 2. Prettndangerous has proved she can knock off any of her rivals in the eight horse field and gets post 5 to work with this week for driver Adam Merner and trainer Bo Ford, while Ramblinglily was locked in solid in her last start but has to overcome post 7 for trainer Allan Jones and retains the services of Ken Murphy this week. The rest of the program features the Lady Slipper Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies and two and three-year-old trotters along with the Joe O'Brien Memorial stake for three-year-old pacing colts. A trio of O'Brien Gold divisions line up in races 6, 11 and 13 for $9,000 each. Maritime Breeder's champion Ashes To Ashes headlines the compact field of five in race 6 from post 3 for driver Gilles Barrieau and trainer Jackie Matheson. Race 11 has Tobinator as the top choice from post 5 for trainer Trevor Hicken and driver Corey MacPherson fresh off a 1:56.4 victory in stakes action at the Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia. Mick Dundee has flown under the radar most of the season but can not deny his status as top pick in O'Brien Gold action in race 13. The three-year-old son of Aahm Canadian Now was a fourth place finisher last week in the preferred pace at Red Shores Charlottetown pacing in an impressive 1:54.3 for trainer-driver Donnie MacNeill. The nine-time winner has post 5 to start from this week. The $6,000 O'Brien Grassroots divisions line up in races 2 and 5. In Lady Slipper Gold division action for the three-year-old pacing fillies, Traces Of Purple is the favourite in race 3 for an $11,600 purse with Barrieau in the bike for Robert Phillips. The other division in race 8 has Filly Forty Seven with a target on her back from post 2 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell. A pair of Lady Slipper Grassroots divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies carries $7,500 purses in races 10 and 12. The Lady Slipper two-year-old trot has Ticked favoured in the first $7,300 division for driver Myles Heffernan and trainer Gerald MacDougall while Red Shores Charlottetown track record holder Buckaroo and trainer-driver Campbell hold top spot in the other split in race 7 for trainer-driver Campbell. The $7,800 Lady Slipper three-year-old trot divisions line up in races 4 and 9. Pappy Go Go will attempt to extend his undefeated season from post 4 in race 9 for trainer-driver Campbell as he currently has eight wins from as many starts in 2017. Check out for race programs, replays and more. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - There is no catching Marc Campbell in the 2017 harness racing driving standings at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Winsloe reinsman had four wins on the 12-dash card to further solidify his lead at the capital oval during the Thursday evening program at Red Shores Charlottetown which included a feature victory with Elm Grove Kaboom in 1:55.2. Trained by Earl Smith for owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield, Elm Grove Kaboom controlled the race early in the mile with fractions of 28.2, 57.2 and 1:26.4 before cruising to his two-and-three-quarter length victory. Mozartsplace (Driven by Gilles Barrieau) was second in the $1,900 event with Capitalism (Jason Hughes) third. The $1,850 Open trot was part of a Campbell sweep of the feature events as his own trainee, Freddie, visited the winner's circle after a 1:59.4 score over Wedgewood (Gary Chappell) and Dusty Lane Jacob (Adam Merner). Freddie is owned by the Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Campbell also scored with Nikes Cowgirl from his own stable for a 1:57.4 victory for owner James Struthers of Port Morien, N.S., while his other win was notched with Rojans White Jet in 1:59.1 for trainer Clair Sweet of O'Leary. Corey MacPherson scored a driving triple on the program winning with Do Well Hill in 2:00.1 for trainer Mike McGuigan of Charlottetown, Tell Me Why in 1:59.2 from the Ron Gass stable of Cornwall and Simon Said in 1:58.1 for trainer Joey Squires of Charlottetown. Gilles Barrieau had a driving double on the card. Live racing continues Saturday evening at 6 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown featuring the Lady Slipper and Joe O'Brien Memorial stakes. Check out for more information. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Elm Grove Kaboom will try to deliver on his morning promise in the Thursday evening harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park with Prince Edward Island's leading driver in the race bike. First race post time is 6:30 P.M. for the 12-dash Thursday program with the $1,900 featured event lining up in race 11. Elm Grove Kaboom leaves from post 5 in the mid-week top class for driver Marc Campbell, trainer Earl Smith and owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield. The son of Articulator finished out of the money in his last start against preferred company, where D Gs Camme was the winner, but still paced a snappy mile in 1:54.4 with Campbell at the lines. Red Magician has post 7 for driver Adam Merner fresh off a second place finish where he paced in 1:55.3 while Mozartsplace has rail control for driver Gilles Barrieau after finishing second in his latest outing in 1:56.1. Other Thursday feature entrants include Capitalism (Jason Hughes), Darth Bader (Norris Rogers), Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton) and The Big Bite (Kenny Arsenault). The 'King' of Island racing, Campbell continues his commanding lead in the Red Shores Charlottetown driving standings with 107 wins compared to 66 wins for second place Hughes. Campbell will look to add to those totals in the Open trot for a $1,850 purse with Freddie but will have to overcome being handicapped to post 8. The Majestic Son five-year-old is riding a three-race win streak but has not raced since September 14 for owners Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. In Freddie's absence, Kennel Buddy captured last week's edition for owner-trainer-driver David Dowling in 1:58.1 and gets post 6 on Thursday. The Thursday program will also see the return of Brian Blanchard to the race bike in race 8 behind post 6 starter Dees Boy for trainer Kenny Arsenault at 7-2 morning line odds. Blanchard, a native of Maine, is attending the Atlantic Veterinary College but was working for the Jimmy Takter racing stable in New Jersey during his summer vacation. Doc Semalu is a newcomer to the East Coast and will make his debut as the race 7 favorite for driver Hughes, conditioner Jennifer Trainor and new owner Danny Birt of Stratford. The three-year-old son of Mach Three has two wins and $21,597 to his credit so far in his career including a 1:54 lifetime best over Mohawk Raceway in Ontario. Check out for race replays, programs, promotional information and more. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Machinthesand (Mach Three) was upset bound in the Sunday afternoon harness racing feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Ken Murphy, who had three winners on the 13-dash program, engineered the patient trip to the winner's circle as he laid fourth on the rail in the $2,200 Red shores feature while Minor Wisdom (Driven by Ryan Desroche) rolled the front end. Minor Wisdom's front end fractions were 27.1 at the quarter and 56 seconds at the half-mile marker before battling with Allstar Seelster (Norris Rogers) at the three-quarters of 1:26. Machinthesand was still over six lengths back at that third station but gobbled up ground in the last quarter to win in 1:57.1. Rash B Havior (Gary Chappell) was second in a huge after making a break at the start while Old Buck (Jason Hughes) completed the triactor ticket. Machinthesand is trained by Hughie Murphy for owners Noonan Holdings and Russell and Karen Noonan of Summerside. Driver Ken Murphy also visited the winner's enclosure after a 1:59.2 score with Southfield Sue for Vance Cameron of Summerside and Shouldabeenaclown in 1:59.3 for trainer Edgar Stewart of Ellerslie. Pictonian Storm had the fast win of the day in the $1,700 back-up class with a 1:56.1 victory for owner Walter Simmons of Summerside and trainer Austin Sorrie as one of four wins on the day for driver Chappell. The Charlottetown reinsman's other wins were with Blazing By in 1:59from his own stable and a pair of winners from the stable of Phil Sizer including Western Sexy in 2:02.1 and Windemere Johnny in 2:01.3. Cyrax remained perfect on red soil scoring a win in 1:57 for his second win in as many starts for owner-trainer Barry Biggar of Summerside. It was the third win of the day for driver Dale Spence as the Tyne Valley resident also won with Montana Ben in 1:57.2 for Mike Ramsay of Summerside and with Myambrose in 1:58.4 for trainer Carl MacDougall of Ellerslie. Jason Hughes had a driving double as he solidifies his place in second place on the Summerside driving standings. His wins were in a maiden breaking score with Woodmere Ideal Art in 2:01.2 from the Ultimate Stable of New Brunswick and with Revelry Seelster in 2:03.1 for owner-trainer Rocky Schurman of Summerside. Visit for more information. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - D Gs Camme is back. The former dominate force on the East Coast Invitational harness racing circuit mowed down his foes in the $2,400 Saturday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gilles Barrieau sat behind the two-time Governor's Plate champion as he laid on the rail the majority of the mile before using the passing the lane to defeat pacesetter Carracci Hanover and driver Jason Hughes in 1:54.2. It was just the fifth start of the season for D Gs Camme as he scored his first win of the 2017 season for the training double for Jackie Matheson, who does the training for owners Ron Matheson, Tom Clark and Quentin and Hal Bevan of Charlottetown. The Saturday night feature saw Carracci Hanover finish second with Likely To Win (Adam Merner) completing the $563.75 triactor. The $2,250 Open Mares pace had a mile upset as Good Luck Kathy hit the wire first at 6-1 odds for to double up driver Hughes who engineered the winning journey for conditioner Jennifer Trainor and owner Danny Birt of Stratford. Race favorite Shadows Mystery (Kenny Arsenault) was second with Prettyndangerous (Merner) third. Corey MacPherson had two driving wins on the program winning with Jetta Flys in 1:56.3 for trainer Stephen Quinn of Stratford and Simon Said in 1:57.3 for Joey Squires of Charlottetown. Gary Chappell also had two driving trips to the winner's circle with Tobins Terror in 2:00.1 from his own stable and with Dilans Mustang after a narrow 1:58.1 victory for trainer Robert Phillips of Pinette. Check out for more information.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - When the dust settled last Sunday in Truro, N.S., Adkins Hanover was the only one left standing against harness racing Invitational company and now the top Island pacers get a crack at him Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The card kicks off at 6 P.M. with 13-dashes scheduled including the race 12 top event for a purse of $2,400 with Adkins Hanover being forced to overcome the outside post 7 fresh off his 1:54.2 victory in the $7,500 Johnny Conroy Memorial Invitational at the Truro Raceway. Corey MacPherson will drive the Trevor Hicken trained pacer for owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. His Saturday night Red Shores competition includes Caracci Hanover, who has acquitted himself well since relocating East, with Jason Hughes at the lines for conditioner Jennifer Trainor. Likely To Win is at 7-2 odds as third choice on the morning line after putting together a solid season for driver Adam Merner and trainer Melissa Rennie, getting post 4 to work from this week. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees the 1:54.2 mile laid down by Adkins Hanover in his most recent as far too much to ignore. "Adkins Hanover has got the gate speed to overcome the outside post so if he can secure an uncontested lead there could be nothing but open road ahead," MacIsaac said. Also in the field of seven is Elm Grove Kaboom (Earl Smith), Mick Dundee (Donnie MacNeill), D Gs Camme (Gilles Barrieau) and Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie). A hard hitting group of Open Pacing Mares is set to duke it out in race 9 for a $2,250 purse with Prettyndangerous living up to her name in recent week as she rides a two-race Open Mares streak into post 3 for driver Merner, trainer and co-owner Bo Ford, and co-owner Arnold Myers, all of Charlottetown. Both of those winning trips were in identical 1:56.2 miles for Prettyndangerous but classifier Gerard Smith will install Good Luck Kathy (Hughes) as the morning line choice from post 2 while Shadows Mystery (Kenny Arsenault) is another top choice with rail control. Ramblinglily was the dominate force in the mare's rank at the start of the season but incredibly has not seen the winner's circle in pari-mutuel action since July 29. Trainer Alan Jones has elected to make a change in the driver's seat this week as Ken Murphy will drive the daughter of Articulator. Check out for more information. Old Buck Headlines Sunday Red Shores Card The 2017 racing season has been kind to trainer Alan MacDonald as his charge has been tremendous all season and gets the nod as top choice in the Sunday afternoonfeature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. First race post time is 1 P.M. for the 13-dash card with a competitive eight horse field assembled for the $2,200 race 12 featured pace. Old Buck has been rock solid all season for trainer MacDonald of Summerside, who also owned the four-year-old son of Ameripan Gigolo. With 17 starts on the season, the pacing horse has five wins, three seconds and three thirds to give MacDonald a sparking .450 training average. Jason Hughes regularly handles the driving duties of Old Buck and will return to the lines again this week from post 2 as the morning line choice. Ultimatelyhandsome has been knocking on the door recently with top three finishes in his last three starts for trainer Sifroi Melanson. Dale Spence gets the catch driving call on Ultimatelyhandsome from post 6 this week while the fast pacing Rash B Havior has post 4 for trainer Mike Peters of Emyvale with Gary Chappell in the seat on Sunday afternoon. Other feature entrants include Dbs Rosco (Walter Cheverie), Minor Wisdom (Ryan Desroche), Machinthesand (Ken Murphy), Good Friday Three (Wade Sorrie) and Allstar Seelster (Norris Rogers). The afternoon back-up class hits the track in race 13 with Culpepper installed at 12-1 odds as the longest shot on the board but that was before his 1:56.2 romp on Thursday in Charlottetown. Ryan Desroche picks up the catch drive from post 5 behind the Kristina McCourt trainee as the pacers looks to defend his four consecutive top two finishes since relocating East. Pictonian Storm gets top call on the morning line from post 2 with Wade Sorrie in the bike while Heart And Guts rides a two-race win streak into post 7 and again gets the services of Spence. For race programs, live video, promotional information and more go to by Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The very best two-year-old pacers that the East Coast has to offer will be at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park for the Saturday afternoon program as the capital oval plays host to a doubleheader harness racing program featuring the P.E.I. Colt Stakes. The 12 dash program kicks off at 1 P.M.with the P.E.I. Colt Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts and fillies. The pacing colts have four $6,200 divisions in races 3, 5, 7 and 10. Doublejacksandaces leads the field in race 3 with Jason Hughes in the bike from post 4 for owner Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. The two-year-old son of Shadow Play set his lifetime best of 1:59.3 in his latest outing. Race 5 has Oceanview Magnum strutting his impressive summary of three wins and three seconds into post 4 with P.E.I.'s leading driver Marc Campbell at the line for trainer Earl Watts and Island owners Harris Johnston, Roger Burns and John Howatt and Quebec co-owner Claude Poirier. Summerside Raceway track record holder Sock It Away tasted defeat for the first time in his six race career in his latest start and has post 2 in P.E.I. Colt Stakes action in race 7 with Campbell driving for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford as the morning line favorite. Half Cut dealt Sock It Away his first lifetime loss but will draw clear of that foe in race 10 with Mark Bradley driving for trainer Tom Weatherbie. The son of Stonebridge Terror has post 5 on Saturday for owners Kyle and Joseph Gardiner, Michael Currie and Jerry MacKinnon. The two-year-old pacing fillies line up in $7,400 P.E.I. Colt Stakes divisions in races 4, 8 and 11. Race 4 will see if Royaltywestho can add to her four wins on the season from five starts as the pacing filly sports over $20,000 in the bank for trainer Joseph Baxter who co-owns with Gregory Francis of Nova Scotia. Walter Cheverie drives the pacer as she looks to overcome post 8 in her Saturday event. Saulsbrook Coral is the morning line choice in race 8 with rail control for driver Todd Trites, trainer Earl Watts and owner Daniel Ross of Belfast. Race 11 has Chocolate Terror with post 5 for driver Paul Langille as top choice. The daughter of Stonebridge Terror has seven top threes from nine seasonal starts for trainer Cyril MacDonald and owner David Livingstone of Halifax.   P.E.I. Colt Stakes Doubleheader Continues Saturday Evening Traces Of Purple made it known Old Home Week that she was the new divisional leader among Sophomore pacing filles and will look to continue that trend with rail control on the second half of a P.E.I. Colt Stakes doubleheader Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash card has a 7 P.M. first race post time with the Robert Phillips trained Traces Of Purple leaving from post 1 in race 7 of the program in a $7,600 division of the P.E.I. Colt Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies. Gilles Barrieau drives the morning line favorite for co-owners Phillips of Pinette and Kevin Harvey of Nova Scotia. The other filly splits hit the track in race 2 and 10. Elektra Express rides her summary of nine wins and three seconds from just 11 starts into race 2 with post 2 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Danica Ellis of Nova Scotia. The daughter of Western Paradise will look to add to her seasonal total of $45,011 in purses. Newly minted Maritimer champion Kinda Like Her will leave from post 6 in race 10's $7,600 division for trainer Sean Dooley and owner Dooley Boys Racing Stable of Halifax. A quartet of P.E.I. Colt Stakes divisions hit the track in races 1, 4, 8 and 11 for $6,300 purses. Mick Dundee was exceptional in his latest outing setting a lifetime best of 1:55.1 for owner-trainer-driver Don MacNeill but must overcome post 7 as the morning line choice in his P.E.I. Colt Stakes split. Dial The Bossman is the morning line favorite in race 4 with Jason Hughes driving for trainer Tom Weatherbie and owner Doug MacPhee of New Haven, while Ashes To Ashes has rail control in race 8 for trainer Jackie Matheson and Island owners Alan Conway, Lynn Livingstone and Linda Somers with Barrieau in the driver's seat. Race 11 will see Mighty Cowboy with rail control as top choice for trainer-driver Darren Crowe and owner David MacDonald of Halifax. The Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares series has divisions in races 3 and 5 for $3,620 purses on the evening card. Saturday will also cap the final race card for longtime Charlottetown track maintenance specialist Randy Doyle who will be retiring next week. The Charlottetown resident has been part of numerous track records tending to the surface of the half-mile track during his 33 years of service. For live video, race programs and more visit By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Pappy Go Go has seen nothing but the winner's circle all season and his five harness racing rivals will have their hooves full trying to change that 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 the P.E.I. Colt Stakes for two and three-year-old trotters on tap including Pappy Go Go putting his undefeated season on the line again in race 4. The Marc Campbell trained and driven trotter has post 2 in the $4,600 P.E.I. Colt Stakes three-year-old trot division for owner Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S. No foe has gotten closer than two lengths to Pappy Go Go at the finish line this season from seven starts in 2017 but his chief rival has rail control in Thursday's event with Wicked Nick leaving off the pylons for trainer-driver Gary Chappell. The other $4,600 three-year-old trotting splits line up in races 1 and 7. Oceanview Deb ships in from Nova Scotia as the morning line favorite in race 1 for trainer-driver Henry Smallwood while race 7 has fellow Bluenoser Miss Neala Ridge as top choice for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald. A pair of $6,200 P.E.I. Colt Stakes two-year-old trot divisions hit the track in races 3 and 8. In race 3 from post 4, Ticked has not seen the winner's circle since August 15 with troubles in his latest start that saw him make three breaks during the mile but recovering bravely from every miscue to still trot in 2:07.1. Myles Heffernan will drive the son of Armbro Barrister for trainer Gerald MacDougall and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. Buckaroo has rail control in race 8 for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield while he will face a serious challenge from the Gilles Barrieau driven Windemeredontuworry from post 6 in the field of eight. Freddie (Campbell) is the favorite in the race 10 Open trot for a $1,850 purse while race 11 is the Esther Mutch Memorial pace with Howmac Missy getting the nod as top choice with Campbell in the bike for trainer Earl Watts of Hampshire. For more information including race programs and promotional information check out By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - The first over attacking Keep Coming showed an absence of cover could not keep him from a harness racing victory in the Sunday afternoon feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Gary Chappell got away last with the son of Mystery Chase then moved him to the outside past the quarter to challenge his rivals in the Garth Schurman Memorial pace including heavily favoured Rash B Havior (Driven by Marc Campbell), who captured last week's feature with front end tactics. Rash B Havior tried more of the same in the $2,100 Sunday feature as he went to the lead and laid down splits of 28.1, 57.2 and 1:27.1 but was not enough to stop Keep Coming from his first over advance at 13-1 odds as he scored by a quarter-length in 1:56. Rash B Havior was second with the pocket sitting Old Buck (Walter Cheverie) completing the $178.70 triactor ticket. Keep Coming is co-owned and trained by Brian Andrew of Milton Station for co-owner William Andrew of Calgary. It was one of two wins on the day for Chappell who also won with Formidable in 2:01.1 for trainer Chris MacKay of French River. Devon Wallace had a productive day with his own stable as he scored his first-ever training and driving double with WC Kenzie Cookie in 2:03.4 and Private Dancer in 2:03.2. Ken Murphy had driving wins with One Hot Camshaft in 1:58.4 for trainer Frank Hansen of Tyne Valley and Shouldabeenaclown in 2:00 for Edgar Stewart of Ellerslie. Culpepper remained undefeated on Red Soil for co-owner and trainer Kristina McCourt and young co-owner Braedon McKenna, who has yet to taste anything but victory as a harness racing owner. Jason Hughes recorded the 1:58.4 victory with the grey son of Camluck as one of two wins on the day for the Stratford driver. His other victory was with Relleno Hanover in 2:01.1 for Jansen Sweet of O'Leary. For more information and race replays go to By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Being put on top at every call by the "Blue Knight" was the ticket to the harness racing winner's circle for Carracci Hanover in the Saturday night feature event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Jason Hughes engineered the winning trip in the $2,400 preferred pace sending the Jennifer Trainor trainee to the front from the word go with fractions of 28.1, 56.4 and 1:25.4 en route to a 1:55.1 victory. Ashley Wood of Cherry Valley holds the ownership papers of the six-year-old bay son of Somebeachsomewhere. Forever Paradise (Driven by Gilles Barrieau) was beat a neck finishing second while Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell) was third. Mick Dundee found room late in race 11 of the program as owner-trainer-driver Donnie MacNeill stick handled the three-year-old son of Aahm Canadian Now through homestretch traffic to score an impressive 1:55.1 win in the $2,200 class. Prettyndangerous delivered as the favorite in the $2,250 Open Mares class with a time of 1:56.2 for co-owner and trainer Bo Ford and co-owner Arnold Myers of Charlottetown as part of a driving double for Adam Merner. Trainer Jackie Matheson and driver Barrieau teamed up for back-to-back wins in races 8 and 9 with Woodmere Soul in 1:57.3 and Give Em Heck with a 1:56.3 clocking. Drivers Hughes, Mark Bradley and Gary Chappell all had driving doubles on the 14-dash program. For race replays and more information check out By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

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