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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After being shouldered with the far outside in his Governor's Plate elimination and the final, Euchred will breath a slight sigh of relief looking at the harness racing program Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Michael Dowling trained pacer will leave from post 5 in a field of six entrants in the race 10 preferred pace with first race post time at 6 P.M. for the 11-dash card. Walter Cheverie picks up the catch drive on Euchred for owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S., as he squares off with five foes in the $3,000 event including two other Governor's Plate finalists. Czar Seelster leaves from post 3 in the preferred pace with Mike McGuigan subbing in for regular driver Kenny Arsenault after finishing sixth in Prince County's biggest race. Cecil Ladner Memorial champion Bugsy Maguire has post 6 with trainer Wade Sorrie electing to drive himself on Saturday evening after the horse was fifth in the $25,000 Governor's Plate final last Saturday. Sock It Away has rail control with Corey MacPherson in the bike for trainer Kevin MacLean, as the son of Pang Shui sports a win and a second in just two East Coast starts this season. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will look to the post draw of Euchred as he places him in the top spot. "Euchred has battled outside posts for the better part of the year against the best in the Maritimes but you'd never know it looking at his summary, 10 top three finishes from 11 tries," MacIsaac said. "With this being the closest he's been to the rail in a month we'll treat him as the one to beat." Also in the field is Adkins Hanover (Driven by Ambyr Campbell) and Rollwithitharry (Ron Matheson). Race 6 of the evening is the Clan MacPhail Reunion 2019 pace with Hes Marvalous the morning line favourite in the $2,500 class from post 3 with Myles Heffernan Sr., in the bike for trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. The six-year-old son of Delmarvalous failed to get a cheque in Governor's Plate elimination and consolation action but had a solid summary of on-the-board finishes beforehand. Other top entries are Give Em Heck (Matheson) and JJ Powerball (Sorrie). Red Shores, Standardbred Canada, Prince Edward Island Horse Owners Association is proud to support National Caretakers Day on the program with special videos, prize giveaways and presentations. Standardbred groom Alexis Gass will be special guest on the Inside Track with host Peter MacPhee Saturday at 5:35pm. The interview segment will be broadcast on the Red Shores TV network. Catch all the action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at www.Redshores.ca. Mantario Headlines Red Shores Summerside Feature Mantario turned in one of the biggest performances of Governor's Plate night and will try to replicate that magic Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 12-dash Sunday card kicks off at 1 P.M. and Mantario is pegged for the top spot in the $2,600 race 12 finale. Alex Sobey will drive his own trainee from post 7 in the absence of regular driver Kenny Arsenault, who will be competing in stakes action in Nova Scotia. Owned by Walter Simmons of Summerside, Mantario was a winner in 1:54.3 in his latest but will have to overcome post 7 to find the winner's circle Sunday afternoon. Woodmere Ideal Art was second to him in that latest race and will retain the series of Norris Rogers from post 6 on Sunday. Post 1 belongs to Red Magician with Adam Merner at the lines for trainer Melissa Rennie, with the horse fresh off a third place finish to Mantario on 'Plate' night. Also in the field is Twice As Bright (Driven by Ken Murphy), Mando Fun (Corey MacPherson), Pictonian Storm (Myles Heffernan Sr.), Midnight Matt (Jason Hughes) and City Of The Year (Dr. Mitchell Downey). Medici Hanover rides a two-race win streak into race 8 for a $1,800 purse and gets the good fortune of drawing post 1. The co-track record holder for three-year-old pacing fillies at the Summerside Raceway, Medici Hanover is trained by Don Milligan for owners Kent Williams of Ellerslie, Andrew Williams of Richmond and Lyndon Hardy of Coleman. The back-up pace hits the track in race 10 with $2,300 in purse money at stake. Morning line favourite Dangle Ona Dime has an impressive array of five straight top-two finishes coming into the event and draws post 2 for driver MacPherson and trainer Duane MacEachern. Other top entries include Union Man Hanover (Downey) and Brandons Glory (John Davidson). Red Shores, Standardbred Canada, and Prince County Horsemen's Club is proud to support National Caretakers Day on the program with special videos, prize giveaways and presentations. Standardbred groom Jansen Sweet will be special guest on the Inside Track with host Rocky Schurman Sunday at 12:35pm. The interview segment will be broadcast on the Red Shores TV network. Go to www.Redshores.ca for live video, race programs, promotional plays and more. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - With a three-bagger on the Friday evening harness racing program driver David Dowling continued his grip on the driver's standings at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway and his lead in the Basil Whelan Memorial award for leading driver of Governor's Plate week. The Warren Grove driver started the action off winning a $2,500 Atlantic Sires Stakes B-division for three-year-old pacing fillies with After The Lovin for trainer Earl Watts in 2:00.4. The Devils Cut supplied Dowling's second win in 2:04 in another $2,500 B-split for trainer Chris MacKay of French River. Ramset used first-over tactics to win a $1,500 overnight event in 1:58.1 for trainer Elton Millar of Tyne Valley to give Dowling win number three. The Whelan Memorial standings will be settled during Saturday evening's 16-dash Governor's Plate program. In other Atlantic Sires Stakes action for sophomore fillies, Elm Grove Nellie was placed the winner in an eventful $12,700 A-division with Dale Spence in the bike for trainer Joe Baxter and owners Jennifer Baxter of Falmouth and Gregory Francis of Windsor, N.S. Cheeky Cherry (Driven by Clare MacDonald) was the winner by two-lengths in 1:58.3 but was placed back to fifth for interference. When the dust settled on the judge's inquiries, Elm Grove Nellie was placed to the winning spot with a corrected mile time of 1:59. Howmac Sabrina (Dowling) was placed to second with Unapologetically (Marc Campbell) put to third to complete the triactor. Arc Light found the winner's circle in the second $12,700 A-division for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S. Woodmere Oleksiak (Dowling) saw her win streak snapped to finish second while Therealdeal (Walter Cheverie) finished third in the 1:57.3 mile. The other Atlantic Sires Stakes B-division saw Dustylanebukinfuty win in 2:00 with Corey MacPherson driving for trainer Stephen Gass of Cornwall. Mando Fun won the race 12 Medastar Memorial in 1:57.1 with Campbell driving for trainer Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley. Goodmorning Ky scored a mild upset in the Bud Ramsay Memorial pace stopping the clock in 1:59.3 for driver Ken Murphy and trainer Franks Banks of Summerside. Go to www.Redshores.ca for race replays and more.   Lee A. Drake Manager Marketing & Brands Red Shores Racetrack and Casino Charlottetown & Summerside Locations

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - One of the greatest three-year-olds in the history of Atlantic Canadian harness racing made his four-year-old debut on the East Coast look easy Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Sock It Away went off as the heavy favourite in the race 11 preferred pace and driver Corey MacPherson controlled every fraction in the $2,800 event. Sock It Away left well off the rail to secure the early lead and laid down splits of 28.2, 59.1 and 1:29.2 en route to a 1:57.3 score over an off track. Second went to Rollwithitharry (Driven by Gilles Barrieau) while Rockin Indy (David Dowling) completed the triactor. Kevin Maclean trains Sock It Away for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Midnight Matt used first-over tactics to capture the $2,500 back-up pace with a 2:00.1 victory with Jason Hughes in the race bike for owner-trainer Jennifer Doyle of Vernon Bridge. Trainer Jackie Matheson scored a pair of wins from his Charlottetown stable on the evening with Lincoln Seelster winning in 2:00.1 with MacPherson at the lines then Perfect Escape (Barrieau) closed out the program in 1:59.3. Live racing takes a hiatus at Red Shores Charlottetown until Thursday July 18 as Governor's Plate Week racing starts off on Sunday July 7 and culminates in the Governor's Plate presented by Township Chevrolet and Noonan Petroleum on Saturday July 13. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - He will have to overcome the outside post on Thursday evening but it will not be the first time Freddie hit the harness racing winner's circle from the outside of the starting gate at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Thursday program at the capital oval has a slate of 12-dashes with a 6:30 P.M. first race post time. Freddie is the morning line choice in the race 9 Open trot carrying a $2,300 purse as he is handicapped to the outside in the field of six after winning his last two starts at this level. Marc Campbell trains and drives the Majestic Son trotter for owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. The last four Open trot events have seen just two different winners as Freddie won the last two and Star Photo (Driven by Jason Hughes) won the two before that. Star Photo has post 5 this week while last week's runner-up, Majian Tango, has post 2 for driver Jim Ripley. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees Freddie as the one to knock off as he searches for his third straight victory. "Freddie has shown in his last two starts, both wins, that he has the versatility to handle any racing style," MacIsaac said. "He'll probably have to come from off the pace again but if he can pick up some good cover like he did last week a three peat is a good possibility." Also in the Open trot field are Scary Good (Gilles Barrieau), Professor Gordon (Gordie Hennessey) and Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd). The top pace of the evening hits the track in the race 12 finale as Julep Hanover is the morning line choice from post 2 with Kenny Arsenault picking up the catch drive for owner-trainer Wade Myers of Charlottetown. The 10-year-old daughter of Western Ideal was a winner two starts back in 2:00.1 before being parked out in her latest outing. The Campbell Cousin Pace lines up in race 6 for a $1,400 purse. The Dave Kelly trained and driven Elm Grove Misty is the favourite from post 1 for owner Charlene Cypher of Springvale. For race programs, promotional information and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a convincing front end performance Rose Run Quest put the finishing touches on a driving grand slam for the King of Island harness racing Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Leaving hard from post 5 in the $2,900 preferred pace, Rose Run Quest set down on the front end and trainer Marc Campbell steered him to splits of 29, 59.3 and 1:28.4 without seeing any challengers. The son of If I Can Dream then closed out the mile in 1:57.3, over a track rated two seconds off, with the first-over Bugsy Maguire (Driven by Myles Heffernan Sr.) finishing second with Burn Out Hanover (Gilles Barrieau) completing the triactor. Blair Hansen of Charlottetown holds the ownership papers of Rose Run Quest. Campbell started the night out with another win from his own stable as Howmac Magic toured the oval in 1:59.4, then Hysteria from the Michael Gallant stable have the Winsloe reinsman his second win in 1:57.4. Win number three was courtesy of Rash B Havior in 2:00.2 for Mike Peters of Emyvale in the International Night Pace. Sodwana Bay scored her third straight victory as Jordies Hope had her streak snapped at two wins to finish second in the $2,750 Fillies and Mares Open pace. Sodwana Bay stopped the clock in 2:00 for trainer-driver Barrieau while Jordies Hope (Corey MacPherson) was second and Collective Wisdom (Ron Matheson) finished third. Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire, owns the winning horse. Give Em Heck, trained by Jackie Matheson, captured the Drive for Home Series final leg presented by Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac. Barrieau was in the bike for owner Colin Sheppard, Spaniards, Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Star Photo currently has the lead against his top harness racing Open trot competitor and will look to keep it that way Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday evening card gets underway at 6:30 P.M. with the $2,400 Open Trot lining up in race 8. Star Photo will leave from post 5 this week after having his first taste of East Coast defeat last week. He had won his first two Open Trot events on Prince Edward Island for driver Jason Hughes and trainer Kevin Gillis but was second best to Freddie last week. Freddie will leave from the outside in the field of 6 with Marc Campbell in the bike for owner Three Wisemen Stable of Stratford. Guccios Office returns to Island racing after shipping out last season for the Ontario circuit. He will leave from post 1 for driver Ken Murphy and owner-trainer Kathleen Charlton of Charlottetown. Race analyst Les MacIsaac has seen post position as the deciding factor in who hits the wire first so he will side with Star Photo this week. "Star Photo draws inside his main rival and it's been the difference in all three of their previous meetings and likely will be again tonight," MacIsaac said. Also in the Open trot field is Hop Up (Driven by Corey MacPherson), Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd) and Majian Tango (Jim Ripley). Race 11 has the top pace of the night for a $2,300 purse. Charlottes Western is posted as the morning line favourite from post 3 for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Henry Smallwood and Cyril Harvey of Nova Scotia. Innocent Kiss (Adam Merner) leaves from post 2 and will look for redemption after having a flat tire for the final quarter of her latest outing. Catch the action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at www.Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A field of the very finest harness racing pacers on the East Coast will assemble Saturday evening to contest the Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Saturday evening program kicks off at 6 P.M. with the $5,500 Ladner Memorial lining up in race 11. Maritime seasonal record holder All Artist will get the respect of morning line favourite in the Ladner from post 5 and driver Gilles Barrieau elected off of two other mounts to drive the six-year-old son of Roddys Bags Again. Toby MacDonald nows trains the pacer, who just put in a sharp victory in 1:53.4 over Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia for owner Anthony Stymest. Down On My Luck will control the rail in the field of eight with Jason Hughes in the bike for trainer Harold Shepherd and owner Robert Woodburn of St. Thomas, Ont. The five-year-old son of Camluck has yet to see the winner's circle on the East Coast but has hit the top three in both his Island starts. Doctor Royal was the top force in the preferred ranks early in the season and gets post 2 for owner-trainer Dawn Ellis Abbott of Truro, N.S. Walter Cheverie picks up the catch drive on the pacers who sports a 1:55 speed badge this season. Bugsy Maguire did not have a warm Island welcome in his debut as he was parked the route by Euchred but still hung around to finish third in last week's preferred. Walter Simmons of Summerside holds the ownership papers of the five-year-old son of Bettors Delight, who will have Myles Heffernan Sr., in the race bike for trainer Wade Sorrie. Rose Run Quest can never be counted out as he proved with a third place finish in last year's The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer final. Trainer Marc Campbell will steer the Blair Hansen owned pacer from post 4 on Saturday evening. Euchred has been controlling the front end in recent weeks but leaving from post 6 Saturday could tell a different tale. David Dowling drive the Shadow Play gelding for trainer Mike Dowling and owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. Revenant has stepped up his game for his five-year-old season and has yet to miss a cheque against the big boys for owner Kyla MacDonald of Stanhope. Adam Merner will drive the nine-time winner from post 7 for trainer Melissa Rennie. Rounding out the field in the Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational is post 8 starter Screen Test. A former top three-year-old in Western Canada, Screen Test was a bang-up second in 1:54.2 in his latest start for William Andrew of Calgary, Alta., and Kickin Horse Stable of York. Corey MacPherson has been in the race bike for his four-year-old season with Stephen Gass handling the training duties. Big Surf has been listed as the favorite in the Drive For Home Series presented by Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac on race 8. Samantha Gallant, sister of driver-trainer Terry Gallant and organizer of Harness The Hope, will be special guest on the Inside Track Saturday with host Lee Drake. The segment airs at 5:35pm on the Red Shores broadcast. Catch the red hot action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at www.Redshores.ca. Hot Pacers Face Off At Red Shores Summerside SUMMERSIDE, PE - The 2017 Governor's Plate champion will return to racing action in the Sunday afternoon featured event against some iron tough competition at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 10-dash Sunday afternoon program has a 1 P.M. post time with the featured pace lining up in race 9 for a $2,800 pot. Do Over Hanover leaves from post 7 in the field of as many with Jason Hughes in the bike for trainer Chris MacKay and owners Don MacNeill of Alberta, Allard Racing of Quebec and Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. The six-year-old son of Western Ideal is just returning to action fresh off a qualifier after not racing since the Conroy Invitational in Nova Scotia in September. Noudidnt Blue Chip is the top choice in the featured pace from post 4 for the Warren Grove team of owner-trainer Neal Moase and driver David Dowling. The son of Roll With Joe was a winner in 1:56.3 in his latest and sports two wins from his last three starts. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with Noudidnt Blue Chip as his top choice. "Noudidnt Blue Chip made a move getting to the half last week and once he cleared he never looked back," MacIsaac said. "He seems to be getting better with every start and with this being his fourth he should be just about where he wants to be from a conditioning standpoint. He's got a big shot to double up." Also in the Sunday afternoon featured field is Mando Fun (Driven by Dale Spence), Adkins Hanover (Ambyr Campbell), Phil Dorleans (Adam Merner), Pictonian Storm (Myles Heffernan Sr.) and Woodmere Ideal Art (Norris Rogers). Melanies Magic makes his debut on red soil in race 5 on the program with Spence at the helm for trainer MacKenzie MacInnis and owner Sandra Stead of Montague. The five-year-old son of Hypnotic Blue Chip was racing the $15,000 claiming ranks in Ontario with his last start a winning one in 1:57 over The Raceway at Western Fair District. Hemingway is the favourite in race 5 with rail control for driver Merner. Zach Conway makes his pari-mutuel debut in race 7 on the program behind Brief Interlude trained by his father Paul Conway of Bonshaw. The rookie driver will steer his mount from post 5 in a field of 8. Traces Of Purple is the top choice from post 6 with Heffernan in the bike fresh off a 1:56.2 mile in Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series action. Owner, trainer and former driver Paul Biggar will be special guest on the Inside Track Sunday with host Rocky Schurman. The segment airs at 12:35pm on the Red Shores broadcast. For race programs, promotional information and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a first-over Assault heading to the half Arc Light prevailed in the Maritime Breeder’s harness racing final Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell delivered the winning steer from his own stable in the $22,375 three-year-old filly final named in honour of Ken Starratt with Arc Light in 1:57.1. Therealdeal (Driven By Walter Cheverie) struck the front through the first split of 29.4 then Arc Light came calling to find the front at the half of 59. Three-quarters were reached in 1:28.2 with Arc Light having to dispose of the challenge posed by Woodmere Oleksiak (Gilles Barrieau). Therealdeal rode the pocket to finish second with Woodmere Tango (Clare MacDonald) third. Grayland Farm of Pugwash Nova Scotia holds he ownership papers of the newly minted champion. Also on the program, Red Dirt Boomer overcame post 8 to win the $18,825 Maritime Breeder’s final Doug Harkness Memorial for three-year-old pacing colts. Barrieau trains and drives the son of Malicious for owner Daniel Ross of Belfast. Time of the mile was 1:57 for the 14-1 upset with Notorious (Campbell) second and Mrs Browns Boy (MacDonald) third. The $3,100 Preferred pace was won by Euchred in 1:54.2 with trainer David Dowling in the bike for owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. Zero Rate and driver Kenny Arsenault won the weekly Drive For Home series race sponsored by Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in a mile time of 1:57.3.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Dale Spence will search for his first championship victory and Im A Miracle could deliver it in the Maritime Breeder's harness racing final Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Saturday program kicks off at 6 P.M. with the Ken Starratt Memorial Maritime Breeder's final for three-year-old pacing fillies hitting the track in race 8 for a $22,375 purse. Im A Miracle delivered a neck decision in 1:59.2 in her elimination and now draws post 3 with Spence in the bike for trainer Joe Baxter and owner Gary Cave of Halifax, N.S. Baxter has three entries in the eight-horse field as Therealdeal has drawn the rail with Walter Cheverie in the bike and other elimination winner Elm Grove Nellie has post 6 with Ryan Ellis in the sulky. Notorious rides a two-race win streak into the race 10 Doug Harkness Memorial Maritime Breeder's final for three-year-old pacing colts. The Marc Campbell trained and driven son of Malicious captured his elimination last Saturday in 1:58.2 for owners Shirley Symes of Springhill, N.S., and Darryl and Gordon MacLean of Winsloe. A Grand Terror drew post 3 after winning his elimination and Corey MacPherson will pick up the catch drive after trainer Gilles Barrieau elected to drive stablemate Red Dirt Boomer from post 8. Bugsy Maguire makes his Island debut in the race 11 Preferred pace carrying a $3,100 purse. Now owned by Walter Simmons of Summerside and trained by Wade Sorrie, Bugsy Maguire was racing the $40,000 claiming ranks at Yonkers Raceway for trainer Matias Ruiz. Barrieau will drive the 19 time winner from post 3. Race 4 will see At The Helm in his East Coast unveiling as the Melissa Rennie trainee has drawn post 3 with Adam Merner in the bike for owners Wade and Kyla MacDonald, Brad MacPherson and Kent Livingston. Race 9 will be the weekly Drive For Home Series race presented by Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac. Zero Rate is listed as the morning line choice from post 5 with Kenny Arsenault in the bike for trainer Michael Gallant. Clare MacDonald, Canada's most successful female driver, will be special guest on the Inside Track Saturday with host Kurt Hughes. The segment airs at 5:35pm on the Red Shores broadcast. Catch the action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at www.Redshores.ca. Top Mares Invade Summerside The rail and an impeccable record is what Sodwana Bay will bring to the table Sunday afternoon in the first leg of the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The six-year-old daughter of No Pan Intended will go off as the one to beat from post 1 in race 7 on the Sunday afternoon program for a $3,920 purse. The afternoon card kicks off at 1 P.M. with 12-dashes on tap. Gilles Barrieau trains and drives Sodwana Bay for owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms of North Wiltshire. The mare has had two wins and two seconds from four starts this season and will have seven contenders as the looks to add to those totals. Ramblinglily is second choice from post 4 with Ken Murphy above the wheels and Prettyndangerous is pegged for third with David Dowling at the lines. Woodmere Finesse made her return to P.E.I. a winning one last week and will have the respect of the morning line odds from post 2 in the other $3,920 Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares leg. Dale Spence is in the bike for trainer Jeff Lilley and owner Ed Maher of Lower Sackville, N.S., fresh off a 1:56.3 victory. Other top entries include Collective Wisdom (Driven by Barrieau) and Jordies Hope (Dowling). Rookie driver Kyle Mason will make his pari-mutuel debut on the Sunday program driving for the Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn, N.B. Mason will steer Ultimate Flyingnun from post 4 in race 10 and Ultimatelyhandsome from post 7 in the race 12-finale. Ramset is a new addition to Island racing and will leave from post 6 in race 4 for a $1,900 purse. Jason Hughes is listed to drive the 1:57.1 winner for trainer Elton Millar and new owners Ryan and Everett MacLeod of Souris. Medici Hanover will make her Island debut in race 3 with rail control for trainer Donald Milligan and owners Kent and Andrew Williams and Lyndon Hardy. Hughes will drive the three-year-old daughter of Sportswriter who has been racing the Woodbine circuit in Ontario. Ken Murphy will be special guest on the Inside Track Sunday with host Rocky Schurman. The segment airs at 12:35 pm on the Red Shores broadcast. For race programs and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A power move off the gate sealed the deal for Hes Marvalous as he wired the featured pace Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Myles Heffernan Sr., was in the bike for the 1:57 victory for trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. The $2,400 event saw Hes Marvalous sent hard from the start and lay out fractions of 28.1, 57.4 and 1:27.1 while heeding no challenges before a one-and-one-quarter length win. Likely To Win (Driven by Adam Merner) rode the pocket to finish second with Harbourlite Jerry (Steven Shepherd) completing the triactor. Trainer-driver Kenny Arsenault captured the early daily double with his charges as Emilys Angel was a 2:00.4 victor and Richsnortherndream was a going away winner in 2:01.1. The 'King' of Island racing visited the winner's circle three times on the 11-dash program including a pair of wins from his own Charlottetown barn. Charlottes Western delivered a neck decision in 1:59.1 while Unapoletically was a winner in 1:58.3, both from the Campbell stable. His other win was with Mach An Angel in 2:00 for trainer Rocky Schurman of Summerside. Star Photo continued his undefeated reign on red soil in winning the $2,400 Open trot for driver Jason Hughes, trainer Kevin Gillis and owners Robi Hughes, Eric MacLauchlan and James Perrot of Stratford and Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown. Time of the mile was 1:59.1. Wager was $28,668 For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The competition will be brisk but ER Quinn will look to return to his Thursday night throne in the feature harness racing event this week at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Thursday evening program has 11-dashes on tap with a 6:30 P.M. first race post time. ER Quinn will be saddled with post 6 in the race 10-featured event carrying a $2,400 purse. Gilles Barrieau is back in the race bike for trainer Jeff Holmes and owners Orwell Bay Stable of Orwell after failing to earn a cheque in his latest, the first time that has happened since the pacer relocated East. Hes Marvalous was sharp in his latest outing with a third place finish after a three-week absence from racing for driver Myles Heffernan Sr. He gets post 5 on Thursday evening while rail control belongs to Likely To Win (Driven by Adam Merner) fresh off a second place finish in last Thursday's feature. Race analyst Les MacIsaac thinks ER Quinn can turn his luck around this week. "ER Quinn got as close as third last week before packing it in and you know the eight hole was a contributing factor," MacIsaac said. "Since the improved post could provide a much better beginning tonight we could see a return to his Thursday night dominance." Also in the field is Three Truths (Kenny Arsenault), Harbourlite Jerry (Steven Shepherd) and Perfect Escape (Ron Matheson). Star Photo will attempt to remain perfect on red soil in the race 6 Open Trot for a $2,400 purse. Jason Hughes will drive the Kevin Gilles trainee from post 7 after winning his first East Coast appearance in 2:03.1 over an off track last week for new owners Robi Hughes, Eric and Blair MacLauchlan and James Perrot. Buckaroo returns to Island racing and will leave from post 1 with Marc Campbell in the bike while fellow Campbell stablemate Freddie leaves from post 7 with Walter Cheverie picking up the catch drive. For race programs, promotional information and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Screen Test put the finishing touches on a driving triple for Corey MacPherson in the Sunday afternoon harness racing feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. MacPherson tussled with Woodmere Ideal Art (Driven by Dale Spence) in the first fraction of 28.1 before clearing to the lead with Screen Test in the $2,900 preferred pace. The half was tripped in 57 before three-quarters in 1:25.4 but Screen Test continued to drive on and win by two-and-three-quarter lengths in 1:55. Soccer Hanover (David Dowling) finished second while newcomer Down On My Luck (Jason Hughes) used a first-over advance to finish third. Screen Test is trained by Stephen Gass for owners Kickin Horse Stable of York and William Andrew of Calgary, Alta. MacPherson's other victories came with Adventure Luck in 2:00 for Robert Williams of Ellerslie and with Souverain in a 1:58.2 romp for Phil Sizer of Kensington. Spence also scored three wins on the day including the $2,400 fillies and mares top class with Woodmere Finesse stopping the clock in 1:56.3. Jeff Lilley trains Woodmere Finesse for owner Ted Maher of Lower Sackville, N.S. Trainer Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley supplied the start and finish of Spence's triple as Howmac Magic had a 2:00 victory in race 2 and Mando Fun was a 1:57.1 victor in race 6 for a $2,400 purse. Go to www.Redshores.ca for race replays and more.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Euchred took control early and never relinquished it on his way to victory in the Saturday evening harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. David Dowling sent his trainee to the front in the $2,900 preferred pace and laid down splits of 28.1, 57.1 and 1:25.4 with being heeded by a challenger. The time of the mile was closed out in 1:54.2 with Revenant (Driven by Adam Merner) was second and Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell) completed the triactor. Euchred is owned by Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. Driver Gilles Barrieau scored four wins on the evening card including a win with A Grand Terror in one of two Maritime Breeder's eliminations for three-year-old pacing colts. The son of Camystic stopped the clock in 1:58.2 in his $3,000 elimination for owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Robert Tilley and Lester Mott of Saint John, N.B. Whipple Effect was second in that elimination while Dusty Lane Cortez and Lets Get Pickled also made next Saturday's finals. Barrieau's other wins were with Brads Buddy in 1:57.2, Santanna Sass in 1:56.3 and with Sodwana Bay in the $2,800 Fillies and Mares Open with a clocking of 1:56.4. Notorious won the other $3,000 Maritime Breeder's three-year-old pacing colt elimination in 1:58.2 for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Darryl and Gordon MacLean of Winsloe and Nova Scotia owner Shirley Symes of Springhill. Mrs Browns Boy got up for second with R Es Daz third and Red Dirt Boomer fourth to make the final. Trainer Joe Baxter of Windsor, N.S., swept the three-year-old pacing filly Maritime Breeder's eliminations as Im A Miracle prevailed by a neck in 1:59.2 for driver Dale Spence and owner Gary Cave of Halifax, N.S. Arc Light was a hard closing second with Therealdeal third and Woodmere Tango fourth. Elm Grove Nellie completed the Baxter double in the other $3,000 elimination with Walter Cheverie supplying the winning drive in 1:59.2 for owners Jennifer Baxter and Gregory Francis of Windsor, N.S. Cheeky Cherry hung on for second with the final spots going to Howmac Sabrina and Woodmere Oleksiak. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A top notch field of pacers will take to the track in the featured harness racing pace on a stakes laden card Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The capital oval will hold a 12-dash presentation Saturday starting off at 6 P.M. and Rose Run Quest will look to continue his dominance in the race 11 top event carrying a $2,900 purse. The Marc Campbell trainee has been assigned post 8 after winning this class his last two starts including a 1:54.4 scorcher in his latest. That post disadvantage is enough for race analyst Les MacIsaac to look another way and peg Euchred as the one who will acquire the front end. David Dowling trains and drives Euchred from post 5 after finishing no worse than third in all four of his seasonal outings. "Euchred was not able to exploit that great gate speed last week but it's a different story tonight as the one that set the pace in the latest is stuck out on the fence," MacIsaac said. "If this guy can secure an uncontested lead there could be nothing but open road ahead." Also in the field is Burn Out Hanover (Driven by Kenny Arsenault), Revenant (Adam Merner), IC True Grit (Mike McGuigan), Mick Dundee (Don MacNeill), Adkins Hanover (Ambyr Campbell) and Doctor Royal (Gilles Barrieau). The Sophomore Maritime Breeder's Eliminations will go to the gate in four races on the Saturday program. Race 2 and 6 and will feature the eliminations for the three-year-old pacing fillies as the top four from each class makes next week's final. After pacing razor sharp miles in the Atlantic Sires Stakes last week in Truro, Marc Campbell's two fillies are being treated as the ones to beat in both eliminations. Arc Light is the morning line choice in race 2 leaving from post 4 in the field of five entrants. Ma Rebelle holds the distinction of the fastest sophomore lass on the Eastern Seaboard and has post 2 on the gate in her race 6 elimination with Campbell aboard. The three-year-old pacing colt eliminations hit the track in race 4 and 8. The first colt elimination in race 4 has Saulsbrook Lassie pegged for top spot fresh off his 1:58.1 win in the Bob Dewar Stake for driver Adam Merner and trainer Jean Belliveau. Notorious is favoured in race 8 leaving from post 3 for trainer-driver Campbell. Three Truths is the favourite in the race 7 Drive For Home Series Pace presented by Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac. Arsenault drives the Paul Doyle trainee off the rail in the $2,400 class. Harness racing owner and business leader Peter Smith will be special guest on Inside Track with host Peter MacPhee. The interview segment airs at 5:35pm on the Red Shores broadcast. For race programs, promotional information and more go to www.Redshores.ca.   June 9, 2019 Down On My Luck Makes East Coast Debut Sunday   SUMMERSIDE, PE - The road to the 2019 Governor's Plate is heating up as Down On My Luck makes the move to Eastern Canada to get prepped for the Prince County classic on July 13. Red Shores Summerside will host a 10-dash card Sunday afternoon with a 1 P.M. first race post time and Down On My Luck has drawn the outside in a close field of 5 in the $2,900 Preferred pace. The top class will line up in race 9 as Jason Hughes picks up the catch drive behind Down On My Luck for trainer Patrick Shepherd and owner Robert Woodburn of St. Thomas, Ont. The five-year-old son of Camluck ships in from Ontario racing but it was a shot across the border that gave his seasonal best as he sports a mark of 1:54.2 over the half-mile oval at Buffalo Raceway in New York. The road to the winner's circle will not be clear sailing though as the red hot Soccer Hanover leaves from post 3 while riding a trio of wins in his last three starts. David Dowling picks up the catch driving call behind the Leith Waite owned and trained son of Dragon Again. Red Magician was an impressive winner in 1:56.1 in his latest and gets rail control Sunday for driver Adam Merner and trainer Melissa Rennie. Also in the field is Woodmere Ideal Art (Driven by Dale Spence) and Screen Test (Corey MacPherson). The afternoon finale will see another newcomer to the Island racing scene as Island native and leading Vernon Downs trainer-driver John MacDonald sends Dreas Good Powow back home for his brother Joe MacDonald of Breadalbane. The nine-year-old pacing mare was third in her last two starts at Vernon Downs before shipping East and MacDonald will entrust the reins to MacPherson in her $2,000 debut. Other top entries in the field include Ultimatelyhandsome (Hughes) and JK Cowboy (Spence). Harness driver Dale Spence will be special guest on Inside Track with host Rocky Schurman. The interview segment airs at 12:35pm on the Red Shores broadcast. Catch the action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – David Dowling sent Rockin Indy from the start and never looked back on his way to the winner’s circle in the Thursday evening feature harness racing event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Owned and trained by Troy Murray of Clyde River, Rockin Indy left well from post 6 in the $2,400 featured pace and laid down splits of 28.2, 58.3 and 1:29 before closing out in 1:58.2 for a half-length victory. Likely To Win (Driven by Adam Merner) came up the inside to finish second while pocket-sitter Hes Marvalous (Myles Heffernan Sr.) was third. A newcomer to the trot ranks captured the $2,400 featured Open Trot as Star Photo prevailed in 2:03.1 for driver Jason Hughes and trainer Kevin Gillis. The 10-year-old son of Classic Photo is now owned by Robi Hughes, Eric MacLauchlan and James Perrot of Stratford along with Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown. Mike McGuigan scored a driving triple as he had a maiden breaking score of 2:03.3 aboard Howmac Margarita, a win with Gettin Messi in 2:00.1 and a neck decision with What A Babe in 1:59.4. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - E R Quinn had his Thursday night winning streak cut short last week and with an outside post this week's feature is wide open at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 11-dash Thursday evening harness racing program kicks off at 6:30 P.M. with the $2,400 top pace lining up in race 10. E R Quinn is shouldered with post 8 but retains the services of top Canadian percentage driver Gilles Barrieau for trainer Jeff Holmes and owner Orwell Bay Stable. Likely To Win has been known to go on Thursday night feature hot streaks and leaves from post 2 this week for driver Adam Merner, while race analyst Les MacIsaac is taking a slightly longer play. MacIsaac is siding with post 5 starter Zero Rate to score a mild upset in the competitive field for driver Kenny Arsenault and trainer Michael Gallant. "Zero Rate is a rallying threat and if there are some quick early fractions, which is possible, it could be right up his alley," MacIsaac said. "If he gets some live flow and a cover trip to bring him into it late his chances go way up." Also in the field is Midnight Matt (Driven by Jason Hughes), Perfect Escape (Ron Matheson), Harbourlite Jerry (Steven Shepherd), Rockin Indy (David Dowling) and Hes Marvalous (Myles Heffernan Sr.). The $2,400 Open trot lines up in race 7 with a newcomer ready to take on the defending champion. Freddie has been nothing short of dominant in this class for years but now Star Photo makes the trip East and will take his shot from post 3 for new trainer Kevin Gillis and driver Hughes. A winner in a seasonal best of 2:00 in his latest start at The Raceway at Western Fair District in Ontario, Star Photo will look to add to his $366,000 in career earnings Thursday evening. Freddie leaves from post 5 in the field of as many with Marc Campbell in the bike as the morning line favorite. For race programs and more go to www.Redshores.ca   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores.

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