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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Patience can be a key ingredient for success and Red Shores' leading harness racing driver used it to his advantage with Rose Run Quest in the Saturday afternoon featured pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Driver Marc Campbell was unhurried at the start of the $2,550 preferred pace, laying fifth with Rose Run Quest while Winter Blast (Driven by Adam Merner) put down stiff fractions of 27.4 and 57.1. Winter Blast then gave way to the first over advance of Heart And Soul (Walter Cheverie) with Rose Run Quest in the second-over position until the three-quarters of 1:27.2. Rose Run Quest then gobbled up group to finish the mile in 1:56.3 with a three-and-three-quarter length victory over second place Heart And Soul and Forever Paradise (Ken Murphy) completing the $244.90 triactor. Campbell trains Rose Run Quest for owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown. Rose Run Quest's trip to the winner's circle was one of three for driver Campbell as he now sits at 149 wins on the season at Charlottetown with three programs left in the calendar year. Prettyndangerous won the $2,000 top mares class with a 1:58.1 victory for driver Merner and co-owner and trainer Bo Ford with co-owner Arnold Myers of Charlottetown. Jason Hughes had a pair of wins from his own stable. The Stratford reinsman won with Narragansett in 1:58.3 and Doublejacknaces in 2:01.2 and was joined in the winner's circle by son Justin Hughes who was celebrating his 11th birthday. Czar Seelster won the $2,100 back-up pace in 1:56.3 for trainer-driver Todd Weatherbee and owner Tammy Johnston of Stratford. Live racing continues Saturday Dec. 16 at Red Shores Charlottetown with a 12:30 P.M. scheduled post time. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTTETOWN, PE - A full field of top tier harness racing pacers are set to collide in the Saturday afternoon preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 12:30 P.M. for the 16-dash program as the capital oval shifts to racing once a week for the winter meet. Heart And Soul rides a two-race win streak into the race 16 preferred finale for a $2,550 purse for trainer-driver Walter Cheverie. The son of Western Paradise will leave from post 4 in the afternoon feature for owner Riley Farms Ltd., of Summerside, while race favorite Adkins Hanover is saddled with post 7 for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Trevor Hicken. Jeb was a winner in last two outings and gets rail control for trainer-driver Jason Hughes in the top class and the ultra-consistent Winter Blast has post 2 for conditioner Jennifer Trainor with Adam Merner picking up the catch driving call. Other entries include Cartoon Daddy (Vaughan Doyle), Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell), Woggy Rocks (Gary Chappell), and Forever Paradise (Ken Murphy). The top mares on the Island will meet in race 12 for a $2,000 purse with Drivingthedragon N the morning line favorite from post 4 for trainer-driver Hughes and owner Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. Formerly the top mare on the Eastern Seaboard, Drivingthedragon N was racing in the U.S. when she suffered an injury earlier in the year. She made her first start back in pari-mutuel action last week in Charlottetown finishing second to Best Risque and driver Gilles Barrieau. This week, Barrieau returned to his hometown of Saint John, N.B., for the winter with Ken Murphy picking up the driving duties on Best Risque from post 9 on Saturday. Old Buck has been quietly amassing a solid season of racing on P.E.I. in 2017 and rides a two-race win streak into post 5 in race 15 with Hughes in the bike for owner-trainer Alan MacDonald of Summerisde. The four-year-old son of Ameripan Gigolo has had seven wins from 26 starts this year, racing primarily at Red Shores Summerside and is installed at 3-1 morning line odds Saturday afternoon. The $1,800 event has Painted Desert as the early favorite from post 6 for driver MacPherson. Bad Silver is a newcomer to Island racing, making her debut in race 6 for trainer-driver Todd Walsh of Charlottetown. The four-year-old daughter of Badlands Hanover had been racing at Dover Downs in Delaware. Bad Silver gets post 5 in the $900 class at 8-1 odds. For more information including promotions, race programs and live video go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - In a mild harness racing upset, Heart And Soul showed he can beat all comers even when saddled with the worst post position in the race Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Walter Cheverie trained and driven pacer left from post 6 in the $2,250 Preferred 2 pace Saturday afternoon and power straight to the front in a 28.3 first quarter. Race favourite Silverinyourpocket (Driven by Jason Hughes) then secured the lead with middle splits of 58.3 and 1:28.3 before Heart And Soul abandoned the pocket spot to win by one-length in 1:58.3. Goliath Reigns (Dale Spence) got up for second with fellow Nova Scotia invader Weather Hanover (Gilles Barrieau) finishing third for the $792.85 triactor payout. Silverinyourpocket finished fourth with a flat tire. Heart And Soul is owned by Riley Farms Ltd., of Summerside. Dusty Lane Jacob and driver Ken Murphy teamed up to win the $1,700 Open trot in 2:02.1 for trainer Cindy MacDonald of Montague, who co-owns the son of Nureyev with Tanya MacKinnon of Souris. Corey MacPherson had three driving wins on the program including Southfield Sassy in 2:00.3 for trainer Tom Weatherbie of Charlottetown, Hop Up in 2:03.1 for trainer Keith Campbell of Tyne Valley and Hurricane Hill in 1:59.4 for Joe MacDonald of Breadalbane. Kenny Arsenault had two driving wins on the card. Nogreatmischief Upsets Sunday Preferred Pace If it is preferred pacing action you are watching you want to have a win ticket on driver Walter Cheverie as he captured both top events on the weekend at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. After winning the Saturday afternoon top class with Heart And Should from his own stable, Cheverie came back Sunday afternoon to win the $2,550 preferred pace with another member from his Nine Mile Creek outfit. Nogreatmischief won the top event at 5-1 odds in 1:56.4 rallying from off-the-pace. Cheverie owns the son of Bettor's Delight with the Estate of John Thompson of Charlottetown. Adkins Hanover finished second for driver Corey MacPherson, while race favourite Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell) completed the $1,55.30 triactor. Gilles Barrieau made three trips to the historic Red Shores Charlottetown winner's circle winning with Perfect Escape in 1:58.1 for trainer Jackie Matheson of Stratford, Best Risque in 1:59.4 for Brian Ladner of Charlottetown and Dilans Mustang in 2:00.4 for trainer Robert Phillips of Pinette. Ken Murphy, Kenny Arsenault and Dale Spence scored driving doubles on the 12-dash card.. Live racing goes down to once a week on Prince Edward Island for the rest of the season, with the action resuming Saturday afternoon with a 12:30 P.M. post time. For more information, including race replays, go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Mainlanders and locals will clash in the Saturday afternoon featured event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as part of weekend long harness racing at the capital oval. First race post time is 12:30 P.M. for the 12-dash Saturday program with another card of racing scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 12:30 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown. On the Saturday card, race 11 will be the featured event with a newcomer to Island racing, Silverinyourpocket, getting rail control in the $2,250 preferred 2 class for trainer-driver Jason Hughes and owner Robi Hughes of Stratford. The three-year-old son of Badlands Hanover was a runner-up in his first East Coast outing last week, pacing in 1:57.1 but has some seasoned competition this Saturday. Weather Hanover has post 2 shipping in from Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia for trainer Jeff Ellis. The six-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere has been installed as the morning line favourite with Gilles Barrieau in the race bike. Goliath Reigns also makes the trek to Charlottetown from Truro, N.S., getting the driving services of Dale Spence from post 3 for trainer Dawn Ellis Abbott. Race analyst Les MacIsaac likes the superior post position of Silverinyourpocket. "Silverinyourpocket was a bang up second in his local debut and now that he's back on the seven day rotation and over the relocation process he could be the one to knock off," MacIsaac said. Other preferred 2 entries include Painted Desert (Corey MacPherson), The Big Bite (Marc Campbell) and Heart And Soul (Walter Cheverie). A compact field of five Open trotters compete in race 3 for a $1,700 purse. Holy Molie Maggie earns favourite status from post 5 with Corey MacPherson driving for co-owner and trainer Jeff Holmes of Orwell and co-owner Trevor MacDonald of Vernon Bridge. The eight-year-old daughter of Holy Guacamolie has been rock solid all season with seven wins and $12,331 in the bank from 29 starts this year. Other top race 3 trot entries include Wedgewood (Gary Chappell) and Dusty Lane Jacob (Ken Murphy). For more information, check out www.Redshores.ca. Post Position Could Tell The Tale Sunday At Red Shores It seems the 2017 season at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park has been all about Marc Campbell and he will try to continue the trend in his record setting season Sunday afternoon at the capital oval. First race post time is 12:30 P.M. for the 12-dash program with the $2,550 preferred pace lining up in the finale with Rose Run Quest controlling the rail for trainer-driver Campbell. The Blair Hansen owned pacer has been on top of his game since relocating the P.E.I. this summer and will look to help add to Campbell's remarkable 2017 tempo. Red Shores Charlottetown leading driver Marc Campbell continued his quest to rewrite history last weekend at the capital oval netting win number 145 of the season. That victory topped the previous driving win high of 144 win at Red Shores Charlottetown set in 2016, also by Campbell. The Winsloe native is in the midst of the second-highest win season of Atlantic Canadian harness racing history. Campbell has 238 wins so far this season racing on the East Coast, bested only by Steve Mahar, who won 284 races campaigning from New Brunswick in 1990. Rose Run Quest will try to add to those totals for Campbell but he has to knock off the red hot Adkins Hanover to do it. Adkins Hanover has four wins and a second from his last five starts for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Trevor Hicken but is now handicapped with post 8 this week. Czar Seelster will look for redemption from post 5 in the class after finishing second in last week's preferred pace but being placed to sixth for making a breaking in the stretch drive. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will again ire on the side of post position in selecting Rose Run Quest in the Sunday afternoon feature top position. "Rose Run Quest has been out of the top three once since Old Home Week and that includes an extended winning streak last month," MacIsaac said. "After drawing outside in his last couple the rail could be the deciding factor today." Other entries include newcomer Winter Blast (Jason Hughes), Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie), Woggy Rocks (Gary Chappell), Forever Paradise (Gilles Barrieau) and Red Magician (Adam Merner). Race 9 will see the return of Drivingthedragon N, who is fresh off a qualifier and leaving from post 7 for trainer-driver Hughes and owner Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. The daughter of Sutter Hanover last raced in June while winning in 1:55.4 over a sloppy track at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania. Cartoon Daddy has recently been announced for 2018 stallion duty at Meridian Farms in Milton, P.E.I., but will race on the P.E.I. circuit first. His East Coast debut will be in race 10 Sunday afternoon for trainer-driver Vaughan Doyle and owners William Andrew of Calgary, Alta., and Brian Andrew of Milton. The $460,000 earner has drawn post 7 in the $2,000 event at 10-1 morning line odds. For race program, replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Paul MacDonald Memorial Driving Championship came right down to the last race Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The championship pitting eight of the track's top drivers was sponsored by the P.E.I. Standardbred Horse Owner's Association as part of annual horse person's day celebrations. Corey MacPherson went into the final leg in control of the point standings by a narrow one point lead over Marc Campbell, Jason Hughes and Gilles Barrieau all tied in second place. As fate would have it, MacPherson finished fourth in the final leg with those three drivers finishing in the triactor ticket. Campbell won with Fly With Max in 1:57.2 to put him just one win away from his overall Red Shores Charlottetown wins record, after winning a race earlier in the competition. The victory secured the MacDonald Memorial trophy for Campbell with 61 points, over Jason Hughes who finished second with 60 points and MacPherson and Barrieau in a tie for third with 59 points each. Kenny Arsenault came in fifth with 53 points in the eight race championship, followed by Adam Merner in sixth with 50 points, Earl Smith in seventh at 40 points and Don MacNeill eighth with 34 points. Nogreatmischief captured the Saturday afternoon feature in 1:57.1 for co-owner, trainer and driver Walter Cheverie and co-owner the Estate of John Thompson of Charlottetown, who passed away recently. The $2,250 event saw newcomer Silverinyourpocket (Driven by Hughes) finish second and Weather Hanover (Dale Spence) in third. Merner, Hughes and Barrieau also had driving doubles on the program, while Hughes' wins both came from his own stable for the training double. Adkins Hanover dominated the preferred pace again Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park but all eyes were on Marc Campbell as the Winsloe reinsman continued his historic season of East Coast racing. The 'King' of Island racing, Campbell had two winners on the program as he slid past his all-time driving win record at Red Shores Charlottetown winning with Female Finesse in 2:02.2 to tie his 144 single season win record at the capital oval. Later in the card, Campbell teamed up with Best Risque for win 145 of the season as he continues his march towards a new win standard. Adkins Hanover had the fastest win of the day, capturing the $2,550 preferred pace in 1:55.4 for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. Czar Seelster (Steven Shepherd) finished second but was placed back to sixth for interference while on a break during the stretch drive. Rose Run Quest (Campbell) was third and placed second, while Red Magician (Adam Merner) was placed up to third. Kyle Gillis of Charlottetown had a moment he will never forget as he scored his first lifetime driving win. The 20-year-old Truro, Nova Scotia native steered veteran pacer Top Of The Morning to a 1:59.4 victory off a two-hole ride. Gillis trains and leases the now 29-time winner. Jason Hughes had three wins on the 12-dash card winning with Mr Irresistible in 1:58.3 for conditioner Jennifer Trainor of Earnescliffe, Ultimatelyhandsome for trainer Sifroi Melanson of New Brunswick and Old Buck in 1:58.4 for Alan MacDonald of Summerside. Norris Rogers and MacPherson both had driving doubles on the program. For more information and race replays go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The annual Paul MacDonald Memorial driving challenge is set for Saturday afternoon with a top slate of eight harness racing drivers competing for the honour at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 12:30 P.M. for the 12-dash program. The driving championship is part of Horse Person's Day sponsored by the P.E.I. Standardbred Horse Owner's Association. The challenge will pit the top four dash winners against some top percentage drivers to see who will land on top. The top dash winning drivers category will have Marc Campbell, Jason Hughes, Gilles Barrieau and Adam Merner. The championship also has the top two percentage drivers with over 75 starts, they are Corey MacPherson and Kenny Arsenault, while a special part of the annual challenge has the top two percentage drivers with 40 to 75 drives thrown into the mix. That category has Don MacNeill and Earl Smith competing this year. The drivers will compete in races 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 with the top point earner receiving the MacDonald Memorial trophy, in honour of former dash winning driver Paul MacDonald, who passed away in 2008. Campbell is just three wins away from making more history with 141 wins so far this season, just shy of his 144 record win total at the Charlottetown set in the 2016 season. The afternoon feature lines up in race 12 for a $2,250 purse sponsored by Larry Chappell Construction. The deep group of preferred 2 pacers has Likely To Win as the morning line favourite from post 4 for driver Merner, trainer Melissa Rennie and Nova Scotia owners Blenise Young and Lester Campbell along with Alberta owner Jeffrey Campbell. The seven-year-old son of Western Terror has been rock solid all season with seven wins, including one in 1:56.1. Silverinyourpocket is a newcomer for the Jason Hughes stable and has post 2 in the event. Hughes will drive the three-year-old son of Badlands Hanover for new owner Robi Hughes of Stratford. The pacer was competing on the Ontario circuit, recently winning in 1:55.1 over Flamboro Downs for trainer Richard Moreau. Weather Hanover ships in from Truro for the race, getting post 5 for trainer Jeff Ellis and catch-driver Dale Spence. Other entries in the afternoon top event include Nogreatmischief (Driven by Walter Cheverie), Painted Desert (MacPherson), The Big Bite (Arsenault), Zingers Laugh (Campbell) and Simon Said (Mark Bradley). The Horseperson's Card will also see prizes for winning owners, trainer and grooms as well as second chance draws to thank fans for their support all season. Catch all the action live at the track or check out www.Redshores.ca. Adkins Hanover Looks To Deliver Again Adkins Hanover has been red hot lately and fits right into the top tier action slated for Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The action kicks off at 12:30 P.M. at the capital oval will 12 races on tap. Adkins Hanover has won three of his last four starts and does not have to face the one horse that beat him again this week. Corey MacPherson drives the Trevor Hicken trainee from post 2 in the $2,550 preferred pace for owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. The eight-year-old son of Western Ideal has an impressive 13 wins all ready this season with over $33,000 in the bank. His best work is off the front end and gets an inside post to work with this week. Red Magician gets rail control with Adam Merner in the bike while Forever Paradise has a two-race win streak on the line from post 3 for driver Gilles Barrieau. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees Adkins Hanover as the one to beat. "Adkins Hanover has won three of his last four and gets a post that should provide a fairly easy path to the front," MacIsaac said. "Once he gets there, there could be nothing but open road ahead." Other entries include Woggy Rocks (Driven by Jason Hughes), Czar Seelster (Todd Weatherbee), Allstar Seelster (Norris Rogers) and Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell). The Open Mares pace lines up in race 10 in the Geraldine Watts Memorial for a $2,250 purse. Good Luck Kathy captured the event last week but is shouldered with post 6 on Sunday for driver Jason Hughes, conditioner Jennifer Trainor and owner Danny Birt of Stratford. Woodmere Articblue was a narrow miss in this class last week and gets post 4 on Sunday for trainer-driver Campbell. The class also includes Brodys Leona (MacPherson), Dusty Lane Zendaya (Walter Cheverie), Prettyndangerous (Merner) and Itsallabouthebass (Kenny Arsenault). Race 4 has a newcomer to Island racing with Donald Doc leaving off the rail for new owner-trainer-driver Terry Gallant. The four-year-old son of Big Bad John has 10 lifetime wins, $48,280 in earnings and a mark of 1:54.4 taken over Dayton Raceway in Ohio. Donald Doc recently went through the Blooded Horse Sale in Ohio for $3,500 U.S. For more information on Sunday's card go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - There was no looking back for Forever Paradise Saturday afternoon as he demolished his competition in the feature harness racing event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Red Shores leading driver Marc Campbell was at the lines for the down-the-road victory in 1:57.1 in the $2,250 afternoon finale. Forever Paradise dominated at every fraction, cutting splits in 28, 58.1 and 1:27.3 before drawing clear by four lengths over The Big Bite (Driven by Walter Cheverie) and Perfect Escape (Gilles Barrieau). The winning pacer is trained by Kevin MacLean for owners Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe. The top class victory was one of two wins on the program for Campbell, who also captured the $1,850 Open trot with Freddie from his own stable in a mile time of 2:01.1 for owners Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Holy Molie Maggie (Corey MacPherson) was second with third place going to Wedgewood (Gary Chappell). Good Luck Kathy committed a first-over offensive to win the $2,250 Open Mares Pace in 1:59.2 for driver Jason Hughes, conditioner Jennifer Trainor and owner Danny Birt of Stratford. Second went to Woodmere Articblue (Campbell) with Prettyndangerous (Adam Merner) completing the $624.40 triactor. Joe MacDonald had the first victory of his young training career as the Breadalbane resident conditioned race 7 winner Tell Me Why. Corey MacPherson was in the bike for her 1:59.1 victory. Drivers Merner and Barrieau also had driving doubles on the card. Sunday Nov. 19, 2017 - Front End Reigns Supreme In Red Shores Preferred Adkins Hanover does his best work with his foes behind him and showed how well those tactics work in the Sunday afternoon Preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. In line to Corey MacPherson, Adkins Hanover seized the lead from the start in the $2,550 preferred pace with fractions of 27.2, 56.4 and 1:27.1 on a wet track with a three-second variant. The Trevor Hicken trained pacer closed the mile out in 1:57.2 over Czar Seelster (Driven by Todd Weatherbee) and Red Magician (Gilles Barrieau). Adkins Hanover is owned by Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. Trainor Vaughan Doyle had two wins on the program including a pari-mutuel shocker in race 10 as he steered Windsun Rebel to a 60-1 upset in the $1,200 class. Owned by Darla Jay of Charlottetown and Shelly Wilkie of Stratford, Windsun Rebel paid a healthy $122.40 for his $2 win ticket backers. Leading driver Marc Campbell had two winners on the card to give him 141 so far this season at Red Shores Charlottetown, just three shy of his 144 record total from the 2016 season. There are eight cards left to go in the calendar year for Campbell to add to his numbers. Drivers Kenny Arsenault and Gordie Hennessey also had driving doubles on the program. Live racing continues next Saturday and Sunday afternoons at Red Shores Charlottetown with P.E.I. Standardbred Horse Owner's Association Horse Person's Day scheduled for Saturday afternoon, featuring the Paul MacDonald Memorial Driving Championship. For more information check out www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The action promises to remain red hot all weekend with a pair of race cards scheduled at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The capital oval will play host to programs Saturday and Sunday afternoon with 12:30 P.M. start times and the 'King' of Island racing looking to make more history. Red Shores leading driver Marc Campbell has 137 wins so far this season at Red Shores Charlottetown and inches closer to his own all-time dash title at the capital oval after winning 144 races in the 2016 season. Counting action this weekend, there are 10 programs left for Campbell's pursuit of another record. Campbell will look to get one of those record breaking wins in the Saturday afternoon feature with Forever Paradise. The son of Western Paradise will search for a repeat performance in the $2,250 preferred 2 pace finale on the 12-race Saturday afternoon card. The Kevin MacLean trainee was a winner in 1:55.4 last Sunday on the final day of 2017 live racing at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway and gets Campbell back in the bike. The 56-time winner is owned by Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe. Forever Paradise gets post 3 this week while Simon Said also gets a favourable starting post with number 2 on the gate. The Joey Squires trained Simon Said teamed up with Mark Bradley to upset the top pacers on the grounds last weekend in the preferred class and will look to build on that 1:56.1 victory. Painted Desert has been on a roll this Fall at Red Shores Summerside in the top event but has to contend with post 8 this week for driver Corey MacPherson. Race analyst Les MacIsaac likes the chances of post 3 starter Forever Paradise to land in the winner's circle Saturday afternoon. "Forever Paradise got away from the bearcats last week and responded with a seasons' best performance," MacIsaac said. "Off an effort like that there's not much to dislike so don't rule out a repeat." Other entries include Perfect Escape (Driven by Gilles Barrieau), The Big Bite (Walter Cheverie), Mando Fun (Kenny Arsenault), Mr Irresistible (Jason Hughes) and Smiley Bayama (Adam Merner). In other action, the ultra-competitive Open Mares pace lines up behind the gate in race 9 for a $2,250 purse. The class has had four different winners in the last five weeks and they all meet again Saturday including top entries Ramblinglily (Ken Murphy), Good Luck Kathy (Jason Hughes), Prettyndangerous (Adam Merner) and Itsallaboutthebass (Arsenault). Even though he was defeated his last time out, Freddie headlines the race 3 $1,850 Open trot as the morning line favourite for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. The 36-time winner gets the outside post in the field of six after losing by a narrow margin to Holy Molie Maggie (MacPherson) last week. That mare will leave from post 3 in this week's contest. Adkins Hanover Headlines Red Shores Preferred. Live racing action continues Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park with 13-dashes on tap for a 12:30 P.M. start. In a rare occurrence, a field of six preferred 1 pacers hit the track for a $2,550 purse in race 12 with not a single horse in the group showing a win in their last start. Adkins Hanover was narrowly upset last week at Red Shores Charlottetown in this class and gets post 4 on Sunday for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. The eight-year-old son of Western Ideal has all readt won 12 races on the season with front end tactics yielding most of his results. Rose Run Quest has post 6 while he looks to defend his incredible record of 12 straight top three finishes since coming to P.E.I., while his trainer-driver will be looking to make more history with just seven more wins needed to equal his record. Czar Seelster has rail control in the preferred pace after last week finally missing the top two since relocating to P.E.I. Todd Weatherbee trains and drives the pacer. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will look for Adkins Hanover to go to front and hang on from post 4. "Adkins Hanover's modest winning streak came to an end last week after doing all the road work but it was still a big effort," MacIsaac said. "Should have a fairly easy path to the front today and if Corey can steal a fraction it could be all over." Other entries in the deep field include Junebugs Baby (Myles Heffernan), Red Magician (Gilles Barrieau) and Allstar Seelster (Norris Rogers). Race 3 has a newcomer to Island racing with DJ Supreme leaving from post 4 in the $1,600 event. Terry Gallant now trains and drives the nine-year-old son of Force Of Life for owner William McElvain of Maine. The 28-time-winner was racing at Bangor Raceway in Maine but was formerly campaigned on the Atlantic Sires Stakes circuit in Nova Scotia in 2010-2011. Catch the action live at the track or check out www.Redshores.ca for more information. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A perfect ride was all it took for Simon Said to defeat Prince Edward Island's top harness racing pacers Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at he Charlottetown Driving Park. The Joey Squires trained pacer rewarded his backers with $28.80 for a $2 win ticket as he overpowered pacesetter Adkins Hanover (Driven by Corey MacPherson) in deep stretch. Mark Bradley engineered the two - hole ride and converted in into a trip to the historic Red Shores Charlottetown winner's circle in the $2,400 preferred pace in a mile time of 1:56.1. Race favorite Adkins Hanover was second with The Big Bite (Walter Cheverie) completing the $147.30 triactor ticket. Simon Said is co-owned by Squires with partners Jack MacGillivray of Charlottetown and Albert MacGillivray of Middle Sackville, N.S. Prettyndangerous prevailed in the $2,250 Open Mares Pace for driver Adam Merner and trainer Bo Ford, who co-owns with Arnold Myers of Charlottetown. The daughter of Armbro Deuce defeated Good Luck Kathy (Jason Hughes) with Hurricane Hill (Cheverie) third. The $1,850 Open trot was a mild upset for Holy Molie Maggie and driver MacPherson in a 2:01.4 mile. The Jeff Holmes trainee powered past race favorite Freddie (Marc Campbell) with Wedgewood (Gary Chappell) third. Red Shores leading driver Campbell had three wins on the 14-dash program including Woodmere Articblue in 1:59.1 and Charlottes Western in 2:00.1 from his own stable along with the Jack Arsenault trained American Captain in 2:00.1. Ken Murphy also had a driving triple with Elm Grove Kaptain in 2:02.1 for trainer Molly Murphy, Fly With Max in 2:00.3 for trainer Bradley, and My Lucky Killean in 1:59.4 from the Clifford Murphy stable. Hughes and Gilles Barrieau both had driving doubles. Check out www.Redshores.ca for replays and more information. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The front end is where Adkins Hanover does he best work and will look to replicate that harness racing tactic Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 14-dash card has a special 2 P.M. post time this Saturday in respect for Remembrance Day services being held across the province earlier in the day. Adkins Hanover headlines the 14-dash card in the afternoon finale from post 5 for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. The $2,400 event has Adkins Hanover as the morning line choice fresh off a pair of victories in this class in his latest outings. Czar Seelster has been hot since relocating to red soil with three wins and a second from four East Coast starts but has to contend with post 7 this week for trainer-driver Todd Weatherbee. The class also sees Woggy Rocks make his Red Shores Charlottetown debut for trainer Neal Moase after winning the top event on Nov. 1 at Red Shores Summerside. Leading driver Marc Campbell is listed to drive the son of Rocknroll Hanover. Race analyst Les MacIsaac likes the chances of post 5 starter Adkins Hanover. "Adkins Hanover dominated his last two races from start to finish," MacIsaac said. "If he can secure an uncontested lead again like he did in those, a threepeat is a good possibility." Other entries in the Saturday afternoon preferred include Simon Said (Driven by Mark Bradley), Likely To Win (Adam Merner), Smiley Bayama (Gary Chappell), Goliath Reigns (Dale Spence), Elm Grove Kaboom (Earl Smith) and The Big Bite (Walter Cheverie). Prettyndangerous will seek redemption in the race 9 Mares Open pace for a $2,250 purse. The Bo Ford trainee dominated the class for a portion of the season but has hit a rut in recent weeks after drawing outside posts. Adam Merner will steer the mare from post 2 in this week's seven-horse field with Itsallabouthebass favored from the outside post 7 with Kenny Arsenault in the bike while riding a two-race win streak in this class. The $1,850 Open trot hits the track in race 3 with Freddie returning to competition against trotters but handicapped with post 8 for trainer-driver Campbell and owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. The five-year-old Majestic Son trotter has had 11 wins from 21 starts this season prompting the race secretary to put him in with a class of pacers in his last start, where he finished seventh in 2:01.1. He gets seven same-gaited foes Saturday including Holy Molie Maggie (MacPherson) and Wedgewood (Chappell). Catch the action live at the track or check out www.Redshores.ca. Instant Shadow Will Attempt To Close Curtain On 2017 Red Shores Summerside Season The action winds down on racing in Western P.E.I. on Sunday afternoon with one final action packed card for the 2017 season at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Customers will be treated to second chance draws and on-track promotions such as the Pick5 and Wild Horses rags will carry additional prizes. The 12-dash program kicks off at 1 P.M. with the featured pacing lining up in race 11 for a $2,400 purse. Painted Desert has been no worse than second in his last three tries in this class including two victories but has to overcome post 6 for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. The veteran son of Western Ideal has been on top of his game this season with five wins including a lifetime mark tying score of 1:55.3. Forever Paradise will loom a real danger in their Sunday afternoon showdown from post 2 with trainer Kevin MacLean electing to put Red Shores Summerside leading driver Marc Campbell at the lines. Nicknamed the 'King' of Island racing, Campbell has complete control over the driving and training standings at Red Shores Summerside with 57 driving wins and 26 training wins at the half-mile oval by healthy margins over his competition. He will attempt to add to his driving total with Forever Paradise and race analyst Bo Ford thinks he can do it. "Forever Paradise has been going toe to toe with the best the region has to offer right down his card," Ford said. "Expect with his gate speed and inside position that (driver) Campbell can make front, control it and use his eighth-of-a-mile sprint to win it in the lane." Other entries in the top event include Jeb (Driven by Jason Hughes), Machinthesand (Ken Murphy), Red Magician (Adam Merner), Allstar Seelster (Norris Rogers) and Junebugs Baby (Myles Heffernan). The final race of the 2017 Prince County racing season is sponsored by Red Shores Summerside, as is race 1, with Instant Shadow the morning line favorite in the $1,400 finale event for driver MacPherson, trainer Sifroi Melanson and New Brunswick owners Ultimate Stables of Greater Lakeburn and Robert Kyle of Calhoun. The afternoon back-up pace has another New Brunswick horse favored with J Rs Hurricane drawing that distinction for owner-trainer Jean Charles Belliveau of Scoudoc. Merner drives the mainland pacer from post 6 in race 7 with other top entries in that class including George (Walter Cheverie) and Mando Fun (Kenny Arsenault). For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Adkins Hanover was determined to repeat in the Saturday afternoon harness racing preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and did just that. Corey MacPherson steered the Trevor Hicken trainee to a 1:56 front-end score for owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. The $2,400 event saw race-favorite Rose Run Quest (Driven by Marc Campbell) finish second with Forever Paradise (Ken Murphy) third. Holy Molie Maggie won the $1,700 Open trot in 2:01.1 for driver Kenny Arsenault and trainer Jeff Holmes of Orwell, who co-owns the mare with Trevor MacDonald of Vernon Bridge. Arsenault and Holmes reunited later in the program to win the $2,250 Open Mares pace with Itsallabouthebass in 1:57. Holmes and MacDonald also share ownership of the daughter of Yankee Cruiser, along with MacDonald of Vernon Bridge and Leonard Doyle of Vernon River. Arsenault scored a third win on the card with Frill Seeker from his own stable with a mile time of 2:03. Driver Steven Shepherd and trainer Todd Weatherbee teamed up for a memorable afternoon with the combination winning both their races. Czar Seelster scored a 1:57 victory after being sent first over in the $2,100 class by Shepherd. Western Rocker converted a two-hole ride to a 15-1 upset in the race 14 finale for a $1,400 purse for Shepherd and Weatherbee in a mile time of 1:58.4. Both horses are owned by Tammy Johnston of Stratford. Drivers Campbell, MacPherson and David Dowling all had driving doubles on the card. Check out www.Redshores.ca for race replays and more information. Allstar Seelster Dominates Red Shores Summerside Feature Sunday; Big Day for Murphy Allstar Seelster was upset bound in the Sunday afternoon featured pace at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The Ed Harvey owned and trained pacer was sent to front at 6-1 odds in the $2,100 top event by driver Norris Rogers as he laid down fractions of 28.2, 58 and 1:27.1 without a legitimate challenge at any point in the mile. Allstar Seelster closed out the mile by a five-length margin in 1:57 with the pocket sitting Heart And Soul (Driven by Walter Cheverie) finishing second and J Rs Hurricane (Adam Merner) completing the $272.30 triactor. Machinthesand captured the the back-up pace as one of four winners on the day for driver Ken Murphy. Murphy pointed the son of Mach Three to the lead and never looked back en route to a 1:57.3 victory for Summerside owners Noonan Holdings and Russell and Karen Noonan. The $1,800 event saw Artist List (Merner) finish second and Toad River (MacPherson) third. Murphy's other wins were with Shouldabeenaclown in 2:00.4 for Edgar Stewart of Ellerslie, Alberta Sky in 1:58.3 for trainer Eric Doucette of South Rustico and with Windsun Kenda in a 1:58.3 score for trainer Eddy Doucette of Kensington. Jason Hughes had two driving winners on the program. For more information, visit www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside wrapped up the 2017 Drive for Charity promotion on Saturday with $13,400 raised for local charities. Now in its sixth year, the harness racing campaign has earned just over $70,000. The Drive for Charity event featured 11 of Prince Edward Island's top harness drivers, based on 2016 statistics from Charlottetown and Summerside racetracks. The drivers were partnered with Island businesses who then donated money after each victory to their charity during the promotion. Here are the participating businesses, drivers and their charities. Red Shores Racetrack & Casino- Jason Hughes - PEI Hospice Foundation Daniel R Ross Ltd - Gary Chappell - Camp Gencheff Meridian Farms - Gilles Barrieau - Kidsport PEI A&M Snow Removal - Walter Cheverie - MS Society Hansen Electric - Adam Merner - Canadian Mental Health MacQuarrie's Meats - Ken Murphy - Upper Room Food Bank Metro Home Building Centre - Mike McGuigan - Dreams Take Flight Ocean 100 - Marc Campbell- Olivia Ruth MacLeod Memorial Fund with the Holland College Foundation Charlottetown Veterinary Clinic - Terry Gallant - Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation in memory of Shelley Gass MacRae Backhoe and Trucking- Corey MacPherson - Santa's Angel's 'Syntrak Print and Graphic Design - Kenny Arsenault - Autism Society of PEI The promotion began Thursday June 1st, 2017 and wrapped up on Sunday October 29th, 2017. Lee Drake

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - It is official: Pappy Go Go has survived the entire Maritime stakes season without a single defeat, wrapping up his harness racing stakes run Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park during the Island Breeder's Championship program. Marc Campbell trains and drives the son of Tad The Stud for Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S., as he recorded win number 13 of the season in as many starts in the Jack Annear Memorial Island Breeder's three-year-old trot final for a $7,500 purse. The mile time was 1:59.1 for the undefeated trotter, who becomes the first Maritime Bred to go unbeaten all season since Malabrigo accomplished the feat in 2012. Corey MacPherson came to play on the championship card, winning five races including two Island Breeder's finals. JJ Powerball scored a huge upset at 39-1 odds in the $11,000 Doug Hill Memorial Island Breeder's final for two-year-old pacing colts as the MacPherson driven pacer snapped Maritime champion Half Cut's win streak at four and denied him the Atlantic Triple Crown in his division. JJ Powerball delivered the 1:57.1 mile for trainer Austin Sorrie, in the first major stakes victory of his young training career, along with owners Walter Simmons of Summerside and Tammy Collings of Hazel Brook. Tobinator and MacPherson teamed up to win the $11,000 Dr. Blair Kelly Memorial Island Breeder's final for three-year-old pacing colts in a 1:56.2 score for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Billy Hicken of Vernon Bridge. MacPherson's other three wins on the 14-dash card came with Jetta Flys in 1:57.4 for trainer Stephen Quinn, Cowboys Dont Cry in 1:56.2 for Kevin MacLean and with the Hicken trained Adkins Hanover in a 1:55.4 victory in the $2,400 preferred pace. Campbell had two winners on the card as he also won the $11,000 Norah Longworth Memorial Island Breeder's final for three-year-old pacing fillies and secure her place as a Atlantic Triple Crown winner in her division, a title denied to her last year with a fourth place finish in this stake in 2016. The 1:56.4 winner is owned by Darryl MacLean of Winsloe, Katelyn Smallwood of Stratford, Cory Carver of Montague and Nova Scotia owner Tanya Tremblett of Sydney Mines. Silverhill Misty scored a mild upset in the $11,000 Wallace Wood Memorial Island Breeder's final for two-year-old pacing fillies as trainer Jason Hughes was in the bike for a 1:58.1 victory at 5-1odds. The daughter of Proven Lover is owned by Kurt Hughes of Stratford. Windemeredontuworry put the finishing touches on the Atlantic Triple Crown for two-year-old trotters as he won the $7,500 Shelley Gass Memorial Island Breeder's final as the post time favorite in 2:01.1. Gilles Barrieau was in the bike for trainer Terry Gallant, who co-owns the son of Armbro Barrister with Eric Johnston of Summerside. The $2,250 Open Mares Pace was part of driving double by reinsman Kenny Arsenault, who engineered a 1:56.2 victory aboard Itsallabouthebass for trainer Jeff Holmes of Orwell. For more information including race replays go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Claiming two track records in your last three starts is not a common occurrence but that is just the kind of harness racing season Half Cut has been having and he will look to continue that tempo in the Island Breeder's finals Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Island Breeder's Championship finals were scheduled for Saturday evening at the capital oval but due to issues with the track lights experiences during the Thursday evening card officials have decided to move the 14-dash program to Sunday afternoon with a 1 P.M., post time. This change bumped the scheduled Sunday afternoon program at Red Shores Summerside to Monday evening at 6:30 P.M. The Sunday afternoon Red Shores Charlottetown program has Half Cut as the top choice while riding a four-race win streak into the final leg of his division's Atlantic Triples Crown, the race 9 $11,000 Doug Hill Memorial Island Breeder's Championship final for two-year-old pacing colts. All horses in the Island Breeder's finals amassed enough points in the two preliminary legs to earn a spot in this weekend's championships. Mark Bradley drives Half Cut fresh off a track record performance at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia for trainer Tom Weatherbie, while he set a new two-year-old standard at Red Shores Charlottetown during the Atlantic Breeder's Crown on Oct. 8. The Wallace Wood Memorial Island Breeder's final for two-year-old pacing fillies will be a hotly contested affair with Elm Grove Misty the morning line favorite in the $11,000 event for trainer-driver Dave Kelly. The eight horse field will line up in race 7. Filly Forty Seven fell short in her bid to capture the Atlantic Triple Crown as a two-year-old with a fourth place finish in the 2016 Island Breeder's Final. Now with victories in the Maritime Breeder's Final and the Atlantic Breeder's Crown again this season she will seek redemption in the race 11 $11,000 Norah Longworth Memorial Island Breeder's final for three-year-old pacing fillies from post 2 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell. The three-year-old pacing colt division has had its share of different winner's all season and now Mick Dundee gets top billing in their final East Coast stakes outing. Don MacNeill trains and drives the colt from post 2 in the race 13 Dr. Blair Kelly Memorial Island Breeder's final for three-year-old pacing colts. In trotting action, Pappy Go Go will attempt to put the finishing touches on his undefeated season in his final Atlantic stakes engagement after winning 12 straight this season for trainer-driver Campbell. Pappy Go Go's final test is in the race 5 Jack Annear Memorial Island Breeder's three-year old trot final for a $7,500 purse. Windemeredontuworry will attempt to finish his Atlantic Triple Crown bid in the race 3 $7,500 Shelley Gass Memorial Island Breeder's final for two-year-old trotters. The son of Armbro Barrister rides a three-race win streak into the event for driver Gilles Barrieau and trainer Terry Gallant. The program also features a field of Open pacing mares in race 10 for a $2,250 pot while the $2,400 preferred pace lines up in the race 14 finale. For live video and more information go to www.redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Eagle Jolt contributed to what has become a common night for P.E.I.'s top harness racing trainer-driver during the Thursday evening card at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell guided the son of Village Jolt to the winner's circle in the $2,100 featured pace at the capital oval in a time of 1:57.3 for owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Orwell Cove. Eagle Jolt used advantage of his rail control as he made front from the start, released Jeb (Driven by Jason Hughes) to the lead before moving out to retake the front past the quarter. Dial The Bossman (Mark Bradley) was second with Good Luck Kathy (Walter Cheverie) third. Eagle Jolt was part of a regular night for the 'King' of Island racing as Campbell sent three horses out from his own stable and made three trips to the winner's circle. Freddie and trainer-driver Campbell captured the $1,850 Open trot in 2:01.2 for owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston over Wedgewood (Gary Chappell) and Zip The Lip (Brian MacPhee). Nikes Cowgirl was the other Campbell winner as she recorded a time of 2:00.1 in her $1,500 event for owner Jamie Struthers of Port Morien, N.S. Race 8 on the program was ruled a no contest by the officials from the Atlantic Province's Harness Racing Commission when the Campbell driven Scarlet Safari fell to the track past the quarter mile mark. Both horse and driver walked away from the incident unscathed. Live racing continues Saturday evening at 6 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Early position will be key in the Thursday evening harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 11-race card gets underway at 6:30 P.M. with two feature rivals fresh off wins at this same level in the evening finale. The $2,100 top event lines up in race 11 with Eagle Jolt controlling the rail for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Orwell Cove. The veteran son of Village Jolt was a winner in 1:56 his last start in this group but post 6 starter Jeb can also lay claim to a victory against similar in his latest. Jason Hughes trains and drives Jeb who was a 1:57.1 winner last week but had rail control for that event. Race analyst Les MacIsaac gives the edge to Eagle Jolt with the favorable starting point. "Eagle Jolt employed a different racing strategy his last time out," MacIsaac said. "It was catch me if you can, and the result was a season's mark. Whether he duplicates that approach tonight or reverts back to the rallying style, he's still the one to knock off." Other race 11 entries include Artist List (Adam Merner), Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell), Dial The Bossman (Mark Bradley), Good Luck Kathy (Walter Cheverie), Perfect Escape (Gilles Barrieau) and Keep Coming (Myles Heffernan). The Open trot reconvenes this week with Freddie back in action in that $1,850 meeting in race 3. Campbell trains and drives Freddie for owners Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston with the son of Majestic Son seeking to restart his win streak after having it snapped at four wins in his last start. Dusty Lane Jacob was victorious in last week's Open trot with Freddie absent and gets Adam Merner back in the bike for trainer Cindy MacDonald of Montague. Check out www.Redshores.ca for live video, race replays and promotional information. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

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