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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

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - First up tactics play right into Marc Campbell's driving style and when asked, Rose Run Quest responded in the Saturday evening harness racing feature pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Atlantic Canada's leading reinsman got away third in the $2,400 Saturday nightpreferred pace with Rose Run Quest and watched as Carracci Hanover and Jason Hughes tripped the fractions on front in 28.1, 56.2 and 1:25.3. Campbell then moved his charge into contention, showing him open air and gobbling up his rivals for a mile of 1:55.1 as part of a training and driving triple for the Winsloe horseman. Mick Dundee (Don MacNeill) got up for second with Carracci Hanover hanging onto third. Rose Run Quest, who now rides a three race win streak, is owned by Blair Hansen of Charlottetown. In other Saturday action, the Maritime Breeder's Eliminations were held for two and three-year-old trotters with the top four from each race advancing to next Saturday's final. Pappy Go Go kept his undefeated season intact with win number 11-in-a-row in a $3,000 elimination for three-year-old trotters for trainer-driver Campbell and owner Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S. The mile time was 2:00.4 with second going to Oceanview Deb (Henry Smallwood) followed by Majian Cash (Jim Ripley) and Half Note (Terry Gallant) earned a berth into Saturday's final. The other $3,000 three-year-old trot Maritime Breeder's elimination was won by Wicked Nick in 2:00.3 for trainer-driver Gary Chappell and owners Cam Trail of O'Leary and Peter Buchanan of North Wiltshire. Majian Tango (Ripley) was second with the final two spots in next week's final going to Hop Up (Corey MacPherson) and Miss Neala Ridge (Clare MacDonald). In two-year-old Maritime Breeder's trot elimination action, Atlantic Breeder's Crown champion Windemeredontuworry claimed his division in 2:02.2 with Gilles Barrieau at the lines for co-owner and trainer Terry Gallant and co-owner Eric Johnston of Summerside. Oceanview Tadpole (Chappell) was second, A Pure Heart (Danny MacDonald) was third and Daisy River (Paul Lanigan) was fourth to secure his place in next Saturday two-year-old final. Buckaroo claimed the other elimination for trainer-driver Campbell, who steered the two-year-old son of Tad The Stud to a 2:02.1 victory for owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield. Buddy White (MacPherson) was second with Majian Gilroy (Jim Ripley) third and Ticked (Myles Heffernan) making multiple breaks in the mile but clinging onto fourth place to earn his way to the final. Hughes had a driving double on the 14-dash card that also saw the first P.E.I. driving victory for Gregory Weatherbee, who last campaigned an East Coast stable in the early 2000's in Nova Scotia. Weatherbee drove Czar Seelster to victory on the Saturday program in a time of 1:58.4 for owner Tammy Johnston of Stratford. Painted Desert Aids In Sunday MacPherson Red Shores Grand Slam If your last name wasn't MacPherson, Spence, Rogers or Arsenault you did not see much of the winner's circle Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The Prince County oval played host to 12-dashes with all but one race won by those four reinsman. Corey MacPherson had four wins on the day as he captured the $2,200 feature with Painted Desert in a time of 1:56.3 for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. Machinthesand (Driven by Ken Murphy) was second with Rash B Havior (Norris Rogers) finishing third. MacPherson's other wins on the program came with Minor Wisdom in a 1:58.1 score for owner-trainer Kristina McCourt of Kensington, Positive Art in a 25-1 upset in 1:58 for Bing Easter of O'Leary and Delightful Nights in 2:01 for trainer Blaine McKenna of Summerside. Norris Rogers had three wins on the afternoon card including Sporty B Skipalong in 2:01.2 and Goodmorning Ky in 1:59.1, both for trainer Frank Banks of Summerside and Allstar Seelster in a 1:57 score for owner-trainer Ed Harvey of Tyne Valley. Drivers Dale Spence and Kenny Arsenault both had driving doubles on the program. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a two-race win streak on the line Rose Run Quest will have to butt heads with an even longer win streak as he looks to conquer the Saturday evening harness racing feature pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The action kicks off at 6 P.M. with 14-dashes on tap including the Maritime Breeder's eliminations for two and three-year-old trotters. The $2,400 preferred pace hits the track in race 13 with the Marc Campbell trained and driven Rose Run Quest leaving from post 4 in the field of seven. Campbell, who celebrated career win number 500 as a trainer on Sunday afternoon with Island Energetic, also leads all drivers and trainers and in Atlantic Canada as part of his record breaking 2017 season. Rose Run Quest has been part of that action with wins in his last two races for owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown. Elm Grove Kaboom has an impressive streak of three wins on the line, all in 1:54-1:55 but the fact he is not he favorite speaks to the depth of his preferred rivals. Earl Smith will drive Elm Grove Kaboom this week as regular pilot Campbell must drive his own trainee. Forever Paradise has only missed the board once since Governor's Plate week action but must contend with post 7 this week for driver Gilles Barrieau. Race analyst Les MacIsaac gives the slight edge to Rose Run Quest to defeat his preferred competition. "Rose Run Quest has been on a steady climb up the class ladder since Old Home Week and has yet to find a spot that doesn't suit him and is sitting on back to back wins," MacIsaac said. "We'll give him a slight edge but it's so wide open, the tote board might be your best friend." Other entries in the tough group include Mick Dundee (Don MacNeill), Ultimatelyhandsome (Kenny Arsenault), Caracci Hanover (Jason Hughes) and Adkins Hanover (Corey MacPherson). The Maritime Breeder's eliminations for trotters line up in races 2 and 6 for the two-year-olds and races 4 and 8 for the three-year-olds. Pappy Go Go leads the way in the sophomore division from post 3 in race 4 as he looks to defend his undefeated season for trainer-driver Campbell and owner Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S. In two-year-old action, Buckaroo (Campbell) and Ticked (Myles Heffernan) meet up again in race 2 as the top four in that field make next week's Maritime Breeder's final. Atlantic Breeder's Crown champion Windemeredontuworry has post 2 in the other rookie split in race 6 for driver Barrieau. Catch the action live at the track or tune in to www.Redshores.ca. Painted Desert Controls Rail In Red Shores Sunday Feature SUMMERSIDE, PE - Fresh off a mile in 1:54 and change and with rail control, Painted Desert has the target on his back in the Sunday afternoon top class at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. First race post time is 1 P.M. for the 12-dash program with the veteran son of Western Ideal the morning choice in the race 11 $2,200 featured pace. Corey MacPherson drives the 25-time winner for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. The compact field of five in the Sunday main event also has Old Buck with post 2 for driver Kenny Arsenault and owner-trainer Alan MacDonald of Summerside. Old Buck has been rock solid all season, not missing the board since May 28. Race analyst Bo Ford thinks rail control will play right into Painted Desert's game plan. "Painted Desert is coming off what might be his best race on red soil," Ford said. "He has been razor sharp since reporting to the Hicken stable and with rail control today we feel he is the one to beat." Other feature entries include Rash B Havior (Norris Rogers), Keep Coming (Dale Spence) and Machinthesand (Ken Murphy). The $1,150 Cecil Stewart Memorial pace lines up in race 2 with Mjs Little Martha attempting a memorable victory for co-owner and trainer Lester Stewart and co-owner Michael Stewart of Albany. Arsenault will do the driving behind the four-year-old daughter of Brandons Cowboy. The Leon Stewart Memorial is in race 4 for a $1,250 purse and Delightful Nights the top pick from post 2 for driver MacPherson, trainer Blaine McKenna and owners Jamie Whalen of Avondale and Susanne MacKeigan of Nova Scotia. Check out www.Redshores.ca for live video, race programs and promotional information. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A pocket tide was all it took to land on top in the Thursday evening harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. In line to Jason Hughes, Jeb left off the rail in the $2,200 feature and released heavy favorite Nogreatmischief (Driven by Walter Cheverie) to the front. Nogreatmischief laid down front end fractions of 29.1, 58.3 and 1:28.1 with Jeb sitting in the two-hole at 7-1. Hughes tipped the pacer out at the head of the stretch to power by and win in 1:57.1 for owners Robi Hughes and Blair and Eric MacLauchlan. Red Magician (Adam Merner) was second with Nogreatmischief third to complete the $392.25 triactor. Dusty Lane Jacob captured the $1,850 Open trot for driver Merner, co-owner and trainer Cindy MacDonald of Montague and co-owner Tanya MacKinnon of Souris. Time of the mile was 1:59.4. Drew Neill of Winsloe celebrated the first win of his young training career. The 17-year-old horseman conditions Cougar Gal who landed in the winner's circle in a mile of 2:00.1 at 17-1 odds. The nine-year-old daughter of American Ideal is owned by Neal Moase of Warren Grove. Drivers Gordie Hennessey, Hughes and Merner all scored driving doubles. Live racing continues Saturday at 6 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown featuring the Maritime Breeder's eliminations for two and three-year-old trotters. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Anyone aiming to land in the Thursday night harness racing feature winner's circle needs to knock off Nogreatmischief to do it this week at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 10-dash card gets underway at 6:30 P.M. with a tight knit field of five pacerslining up in the $2,200 feature pace in race 9. Nogreatmischief is the morning line choice from post 5 with Walter Cheverie in the bike behind the six-year-old son of Bettor's Delight who has been rock solid all season on P.E.I., with a second place finish in his latest while pacing in 1:54.4 at Red Shores Charlottetown. Cheverie also co-owns and trains the pacer with co-owner John Thompson of Charlottetown. Perfect Escape has post 2 in the field with the front-running pacer fresh off two winning efforts for driver Gilles Barrieau and trainer Jackie Matheson. The ultra-consistent Oh To Be Me also leaves from post 3 for owner-trainer-driver Gary Chappell of Charlottetown. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees Nogreatmischief as the top entry despite his outside post in the field of five. "Nogreatmischief didn't quite get there last week but it was close," MacIsaac said. "He gets an even more compact field tonight, great for his rallying style, and if he matches any of his recent efforts the road to the winners circle could go through him." Also in the Thursday feature field is Jeb (Driven by Jason Hughes) and Red Magician (Adam Merner). The weekly Open trot features a field of five with Dusty Lane Jacob getting top billing in the $1,850 class on the heels of 14-straight on the board finishes for trainer Cindy MacDonald of Montague, who co-owns the son of Nureyev with Tanya MacKinnon of Souris. Adam Merner drives the six-year-old who will look to capitalize on the absence of some of the top trotters on the East Coast. Other entries this week include Zip The Lip (Brian MacPhee), Wedgewood (Gary Chappell), Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) and Professor Gordon (Terry Gallant). For live video, race programs and promotional information go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - If a record exists Marc Campbell seems determined to break it in the 2017 harness racing season, adding to his totals on the Weekend Of Champions at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Atlantic Sires Stakes season culminated in the 2017 Atlantic Breeder's Crown finals Sunday afternoon at the capital oval with Campbell winning five races on the day and becoming the richest driver in Atlantic Canadian racing history. After the weekend of racing, Campbell now sits at $504,546 in seasonal purse earnings, eclipsing the previous record of $484,052 in earnings by a driver set by Kenny Arsenault during the 2009 season. The 'King' of Island racing, Campbell kicked off Championship Sunday winning the $9,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown three-year-old trot, sponsored by Meridian Farms, with Pappy Go Go in a huge parked out effort of 1:59.4. The gritty son of Tad The Stud is still undefeated on the season as he won his 10th straight race in 2017 for trainer Campbell and owner Grayland Farms of Pugwash, N.S. Filly Forty Seven repeated her 2016 Atlantic Breeder's Crown performance, winning the $20,000 three-year-old pacing filly crown in 1:55.3 for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Darryl MacLean of Winsloe, Katelyn Smallwood of Stratford, Cory Carver of Montague and Nova Scotia owner Tanya Tremblett of Sydney Mines. Island Energetic posted a mild upset at 3-1 in 1:56.1 in the $20,000 three-year-old pacing colt final for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Bernadette Burgess of Dartmouth, N.S., and Grayland Farms. Campbell's other wins came in the $5,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown Invitational pace with a 1:54.1 victory aboard Elm Grove Kaboom for trainer Earl Smith of Hunter River and in a $1,600 conditioned pace with Painted Pony for Raymond White of Murray River. In other Championship action, Half Cut set a new two-year-old pacing colt track record, winning his $20,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown final in a 1:55.2 romp by seven-lengths for driver Mark Bradley, trainer Tom Weatherbie and owners Kyle Gardiner and Mike Currie of Cardigan, Joseph Gardiner of Mount Stewart and Jerry MacKinnon of St. Peter's Bay. Woodmere Ceilidh crowned herself champion in the two-year-old pacing filly division, winning her $20,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown in 1:57.1 for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald and owner Chris Neville of Sydney, N.S. The $9,000 two-year-old trot final, sponsored by Meridian Farms, went to Windemeredontuworry with a 2:00.3 score for driver Gilles Barrieau, trainer and co-owner Terry Gallant and co-owner Eric Johnston of Summerside. Kennel Buddy was victorious in the $2,500 Atlantic Breeder's Crown Open trot in 1:59.4 for trainer, driver and owner David Dowling. Ramblinglily scored win number 55 of her career in the $3,500 Atlantic Breeder's Crown Open Pacing Mares with a time of 1:55.4 for driver Ken Murphy and trainer Allan Jones of New Brunswick. Trainer Tom Weatherbie had two winners on the program as Dial The Bossman (Driven by Jason Hughes) was a winner in 1:56.1. Corey MacPherson scored two driving wins on the 14-dash card. Consolation Action Sees Lifetime Bests The Atlantic Breeder's Crown consolations highlighted the Saturday afternoon program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park with some new speed badges earned on the card. JJ Powerball has a new career best after a 1:57.1 win in the $5,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown consolation for two-year-old pacing colts. Marc Campbell engineered the nine-length win for trainer Austin Sorrie and owners Walter Simmons of Summerside and Tammy Collings of Hazel Brook. The $5,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown consolation for two-year-old pacing fillies saw Tobins Terror deliver as the favorite as one of two wins on the card for trainer-driver Gary Chappell. Owned by Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd., of Crapaud and Daniel Ross of Belfast, the time of the mile was a lifetime best of 1:59.1 for the daughter of Stonebridge Terror. Glenview Paisley got up for a neck decision in the $5,000 three-year-old pacing filly consolation in a time of 1:58.4. The daughter of Immachulate was driven by Ernie Laffin for trainer Dave Carey and owner Ronald Harris of Truro, N.S. Cowboys Dont Cry went gate-to-wire in a 1:55.3 career best performance with Corey MacPherson in the race bike in the $5,000 three-year-old pacing colt consolation. Kevin MacLean trains the pacer for owners Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe. Gilles Barrieau and Campbell also scored driving doubles on the card. Check out www.Redshores.ca for race replays and more information. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

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

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

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Nobody could even make a move on Elm Grove Kaboom as he led at every call in the Thursday evening feature harness racing event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell added to his season leading win total in the $2,100 Thursday top class as he sent the heavily favoured Elm Grove Kaboom to the lead and commanded every fraction through splits of 28.2, 57.1 and 1:26.1 before unleashing a 28.2 closer to win in 1:54.3. Oh To Be Me (Driven by Gary Chappell) was second with third going to Simon Said (Gilles Barrieau). Tyne Valley captured the $1,550 Tom and Margaret Claybourne Memorial trot in 2:02.1 for driver Walter Cheverie and co-owner and trainer Wiliam Roloson along with co-owner Scott Roloson, both of Belfast. Barrieau had a driving triple on the program winning with HP Rubis Joyce in 1:59.1 for Blaine Baglole of Cornwall and scored a pair of wins for trainer Jackie Matheson of Charlottetown as Four Corners was a 1:58.1 winner and Perfect Escape won his second-in-a-row, this time in 1:56.2. Jason Hughes of Stratford also scored three wins in the race bike opening the card up with his own Dusty Lane Min in 2:02.3. That win was followed by Yankee No More in a race 6 victory of 2:00.3 for trainer Darren Smith of Rocky Point then another win from Hughes' own stable closed the card out as Jeb was a 1:56.1 winner. Adam Merner of Charlottetown scored a driving double on the program. Go to www.Redshores.ca for race replays and more information. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Elm Grove Kaboom wears the title of morning line harness racing favorite in the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park but he will have to break apart a pair of win streaks to land in the historic winner's circle. The Thursday evening program kicks off at 6:30 P.M. with 10-dash on tap. The race 9 Canadian Public Works Association Atlantic Chapter pace carries a $2,100 purse as the evening feature with a six-horse field. Elm Grove Kaboom is fresh off a 1:55.2 romp at Red Shores Charlottetown and reunited with driver Marc Campbell, who is on track to smash all driving records at the capital oval with 114 wins already this season. Elm Grove Kaboom is installed as top choice from post 3 Thursday for trainer Earl Smith and owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield. Simon Said rides a two-race win streak into the event with post 4 for trainer Joey Squires but loses the pilot that delivered those victory as driver Corey MacPherson elects to drive Painted Desert from post 1. Gilles Barrieau picks up the drive on Simon Said this week. The other horse with a win streak on the line is Keep Coming from post 5 with Myles Heffernan in the bike for trainer Brian Andrew. Gary Chappell was in the bike for Keep Coming's last two victories but will drive his own horse, Oh To Be Me, from post 2 this week. Likely To Win leaves from post 6 for driver Adam Merner as third choice in the race. Race analyst Les MacIsaac puts his faith in the favoured Elm Grove Kaboom to stage a repeat of last week's performance. "Elm Grove Kaboom barely broke a sweat in delivering as the overwhelming favourite last week, a distinction he'll likely have again this week," MacIsaac said. "With him at basically the same level for this one he's got a good shot to double up." The Tom and Margaret Claybourne memorial trot will go on race 5 with Majian Chester installed as the morning line favorite for trainer-driver James Ripley. Cougar Gal makes her Island debut in race 8 leaving from post 2 for driver Merner and trainer Drew Neill. Neal Moase of Warren Grove owns the nine-year-old daughter of American Ideal who has 23 lifetime wins and over $75,000 in earnings but has not made a start since March at The Raceway At Western Fair District in London, Ont. Check out www.redshores.ca for race programs, live video and more. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

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

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

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

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

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

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

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