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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - An early break by race favourite Elm Grove Kaboom opened the way for an upset victory in the top event Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The speedy 10-dash program saw eight of the dashes timed in 1:57.2 or faster with the $2,200 top event no exception. Stars Above (Driven by Steven Shepherd) was the first to the pylons in the capital oval feature and he proceeded to string out favoured Elm Grove Kaboom (Marc Campbell) past the opening quarter in 28.1 before the later made a break. Stars Above then continued on the front end with splits of 56.3 and 1:27.1 with his competition swarming three -wide at that third station. That left an opportunity for Oh To Be Me, and Gary Chappell, to steer through traffic and hit the wire first in 1:56.4 at 5-1 odds. Second went to Tempo Seelster (Vincent Pouton) while Elm Grove Kaboom rallied for third. Oh To Be Me is trained and owned by Chappell, of Charlottetown. Big Surf made his presence felt in his return to East Coast racing, as the former top Invitational pacer was a front end winner in 1:56.1 leaving from post 8 for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. The seven-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere was sold by Burke to U.S., interests in 2016, with him last racing in Pennsylvania in May then reacquired by his former connections. Campbell scored a driving triple on the program winning with Jetster in 1:56.2 from his own stable, Painted Pony in 1:56.3 for trainer Raymond White of Belfast and Bettim Vicky in 1:56.3 for trainer Jeff Lilley of Milton. The Saturday program was the last card at Red Shores Charlottetown until Thursday, July 19, as Island racing focuses on Governor's Plate week racing in Red Shores Summerside with cards on Tuesday through Saturday. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. Czar Seelster, Euchred Capture Governor's Plate Eliminations SUMMERSIDE, PE - Speed was on display Sunday afternoon as 14 horses contended for spots in next Saturday's 50th edition of the Governor's Plate, presented by Township Chevrolet Buick GMC, at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Adkins Hanover pushed the issue early in the first $5,000 elimination as driver Ambyr Campbell sent the pacer to the front with blistering opening fractions of 27 and 55.2. That was when race favourite Euchred and driver Adam Merner abandoned the pocket to make a move for the front, touching down on the pylons before the three-quarters of 1:24.3. The Terry Gallant trainee finished out the mile unchallenged, winning in 1:54 for owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. Second went to Mr Irresistible (Driven by Jason Hughes), while Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie) was third and Keep Coming (Corey MacPherson) completed the top four pacers that will make their way to the historic $22,000 final. The second $5,000 elimination capped off the Sunday afternoon program as Czar Seelster posted an upset at 8-1 odds with Kenny Arsenault at the lines for trainer Todd Weatherbee and owner Tammy Johnston of Vernon Bridge. Do Over Hanover and driver Jason Hughes guarded the rail at the start, parking out race favourite In Spades (Austin Sorrie) to the quarter in 27 seconds flat. In Spades would gain the front with fractions of 55.3 and 1:25.2, while Czar Seelster watched the action from the pylons in third. Czar Seelster advanced around the last turn to nail In Spades at the wire, while Do Over Hanover finished third and Cartoon Daddy (Dale Spence) finished fourth to punch his ticket to the final. Driver Arsenault said the trip worked out perfectly for Czar Seelster to land on the wire first. "They were playing some hardball on front and I was hoping they would as that horse of Sorrie's, In Spades, is a nice horse and if he had of got cheap fractions he would have been hard to beat," Arsenault said trackside after the victory. The fifth to seventh place finishers in each elimination will populate the $5,000 Governor's Plate consolation, which will contain Give Em Heck, Tobinator, Fast N Victorious, Adkins Hanover, Zero Rate and Ashes To Ashes. Governor's Plate week racing continues Tuesday evening at 7 P.M. featuring the two and three-year-old trotters in Atlantic Sires Stakes action. Check out www.Redshores.ca for race replays, promotional plays and more. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

  Brian Blanchard, who is originally from Thorndike, Maine, has been awarded the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarship. As reported by www.theguardian.pe.ca.  Blanchard, who was one of 80 vet students from Canada and the U.S. who competed for the three Coyote Rock Ranch scholarships, grew up on his family’s dairy farm where he worked with Percheron draft horses. He caught the harness-racing bug when his parents purchased a standardbred mare in 1996 and began driving in 2007. Blanchard worked in the U.S. harness-racing industry as a driver and trainer before graduating from the University of Maine with a bachelor of science in 2015. He began studying at the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2015 and, shortly after, became part of P.E.I.’s racing scene by jogging, training and driving horses at Charlottetown’s Red Shores Racetrack. “Though I have worked hard for it, none of this would have been possible without the help of all the faculty, staff and students I have studied and worked alongside these past three years at AVC,” said Blanchard, who also recognized the staff and management at the Red Shores Racetrack, who he referred to as “good friends and mentors in the harness-racing game and vet school process over the past three years.” The scholarship is given to top third-year vet students attending an AVMA accredited veterinary college with a significant interest in equine sports medicine. The scholarship is funded by Penelope Knight, owner and operator of the Coyote Rock Ranch in Terrebonne, Ore. Reprinted with permission from The Guardian

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A tight knit field of seven pacers will contest the Saturday evening top class at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 10-dash program at the capital oval kicks off at 6 P.M., with the featured pacers lining up in race 9 for a $2,200 purse. Elm Grove Kaboom and trainer-driver Marc Campbell are the morning line choice from post 3 for owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield. Perfect Escape comes into the race with a 1:55.3 victory in his latest charted line with Gilles Barrieau back in the bike for trainer Jackie Matheson leaving from post 6. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is going with Elm Grove Kaboom for top spot. "Elm Grove Kaboom might be risky at a short price given the fact that he's only delivered 40 per cent of the time as the chalk this year," MacIsaac said. "Having said that, he seems to be rounding into form and last years record should tell you what he's capable of when he's on his game. Top call." The field also includes Tempo Seelster (Driven by Vincent Poulton), Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell), Narragansett (Jason Hughes), Stars Above (Steven Shepherd) and Red Magician (Corey MacPherson). The $100,000 Dash For Cash continues on the Saturday program with the promotion set for race 12 on the card. Two lucky patrons that spent $10 or more on one wager earlier on the card will have a chance to select the full order of finish in the eight horse field and win the $100,000 grand prize. Mick Dundee is the favourite in the $1,700 event for owner-trainer-driver Donnie MacNeil of New Haven. Big Surf makes his Island return in the event drawing post 8 for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Trevor Hicken. The son of Somebeachsomewhere was formerly a top contender in the free-for-all ranks in Atlantic Canada before being sold to U.S. interests. His latest start was at The Meadows in Pennsylvania and was subsequently reacquired by former owner Perry Burke of Quebec. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. Governor's Plate Hopefuls Face Off Sunday SUMMERSIDE, PE - The finest aged pacers on the Eastern Seaboard of Canada will come together Sunday afternoon in Governor's Plate elimination action at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 12-dash afternoon program has a 1 P.M. start time with a pair of $5,000 eliminations for the 50th edition of the Governor's Plate presented by Township Chevrolet Buck GMC. The first field of seven squares off in race 10 with Euchred favoured from post 4 for the combination of driver Adam Merner, trainer Terry Gallant and owner Kayla Kabicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. The six-year-old son of Shadow Play had his streak of top two finishes snapped last week as he finished fourth in a blistering mile to In Spades. Mr Irresistible rides a two-race win streak into the first elimination after a profitable last week on the mainland. The Jennifer Doyle trainee was a winner in 1:54.2 in the preferred pace at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia for driver Jason Hughes, then came back three days later to win the $5,000 Walter Dale Invitational at Exhibition Park Raceway in Saint John, N.B. Other entries in the first elimination include Zero Rate (Driven by Kenny Arsenault), Keep Coming (Corey MacPherson), Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie), Adkins Hanover (Ambyr Campbell) and Ashes To Ashes (Gilles Barrieau). The second $5,000 Governor's Plate elimination lines up in race 12 with defending champion Do Over Hanover leaving from post 1 with Hughes in the bike for trainer Chris MacKay and owners Red Isle Racing of North Granville, Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge and Allard Racing Inc., of Saint Esprit, Que. The winner of $260,000 was a nosed out second in his latest outing in 1:55.1. In Spades will be the second elimination favourite fresh off a 1:53.1 win at Red Shores Charlottetown for trainer-driver Austin Sorrie and owner Walter Simmons of Summerside. The Bettor's Delight gelding leaves from post 4. Also in the field is Fast N Victorious (Merner), Czar Seelster (Arsenault), Give Em Heck (Barrieau), Tobinator (MacPherson) and Cartoon Daddy (Dale Spence). Race 11 will feature another Governor's Plate Decade of Champions race honouring the winners from 1991 to 2000. Offshore Cowboy is the favourite in the $1,700 class with Dale Spence in the bike for trainer Donnie Milligan. For more information including details on the ongoing $100,000 Dash For Cash go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes. for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Gordie Hennessey delivered another textbook two-hole ride as he steered Outrageous Spirit to victory for her fourth straight win in the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Best Risque and driver Jason Hughes laid down the early fractions in the $1,900 featured event with splits of 29.1, 59.1 and 1:27.4 while fending off the first-over advance of Prettyndangerous (Driven by Adam Merner). While all the action was unfolding up front, Outrageous Spirit sat in second on the rail then tipped out in the stretch to power past the pacesetters and stop the clock in 1:57.2. Collective Wisdom (Gilles Barrieau) rallied for second with Best Risque holding on for third. Outrageous Spirit is co-owned and trained by Kevin Peters of Emyvale with co-owner Paul Holmes of Warren Grove. The top trot of the evening was claimed by Holy Molie Maggie in 1:59.4 for the team of driver Walter Cheverie, trainer and co-owner Jeff Holmes of Orwell and co-owner Trevor MacDonald of Vernon Bridge. The $1,800 event had a recorded time of 1:59.4 with the triactor being completed by Zip The Lip (Brian MacPhee) and Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault). Live racing continues Saturday at 6 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - She will be looking to make up for an uncharacteristic break in stride last week as Prettyndangerous is billeted as top choice in the Thursday evening featured pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash program kicks off at 6:30 P.M. with the Adam Merner driven Prettyndangerous installed as the morning line choice in the race 11 top conditioned pace for a $1,900 purse. The Bo Ford trainee drops out of the Fillies and Mares Open Pace ranks for this week's contest and has driven post 5 for owners Ford and Arnold Myers of Charlottetown. She will run into one of the hottest horses on the Island this week though as Outrageous Spirit has drawn post 2. Gordie Hennessey drives the mare for trainer Kevin Peters after capitalizing on two-hole rides and hitting the winner's circle in her last three races. The class also sees the front-running Best Risque leaving off the rail for driver Jason Hughes. Race analyst Les MacIsaac thinks it is redemption time for Prettyndangerous. "Prettyndangerous has yet to hit her best stride but we all know it's there," MacIsaac said. "She needs something to jump start her season and dropping out of the open mares could be just what the doctor ordered. If she brings her best she'll be hard to deny." Other entries include Collective Wisdom (Driven by Gilles Barrieau), Keepcalmndanceon (Marc Campbell) and Diduseethat (Corey MacPherson). The top trot of the program hit the track in race 6 for a $1,800 pot. Holy Molie Maggie and Isabella Hanover duke it out in the seven-horse field. Walter Cheverie drives Holy Molie Maggie from post 3 for trainer Jeff Holmes, while Isabella Hanover has post 7 with Merner in the bike for trainer Stephen Gass. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Defeating the reigning Governor’s Plate harness racing champion is no small feat but Cartoon Daddy prevailed in a hard fought stretch duel on Canada Day Sunday at RedShores at the Summerside Raceway. Dale Spence supplied the winning steer as part of a driving triple on the 13-dash card crossing the wire in 1:55.1 with Cartoon Daddy. Race favourite Fast N Victorious (Driven by Adam Merner) set the early tempo of 27.1 and 56 then Do Over Hanover, winner of the 2017 Governor’s Plate, took over before the three-quarters of 1:25.4 for driver Jason Hughes. Do Over Hanover attemped to fight off Cartton Daddy but fell short by a neck to finish second. Mando Fun (Kenny Arsenault) completed the triactor. Cartoon Daddy is trained by Rachel Andrew for owners Brian Andrew of Milton and William Andrew of Calgary, Alta. Spence also won with Cyrax in 1:58.1 for trainer Barry Biggar of Summerside and Bet Er All for Ralph Sweet of O’Leary. Old Buck delivered as favourite in the $1,900 Canada Day pace with a 1:58.1 victory for owner-trainer Alan MacDonald of Summerside and driver Hughes. The Canada Day program was one 18-year-old driver Drew Neill will never forget as he scored with first lifetime driving win with Celebrate Your Bet. The Winsloe driver and the Nicholas Oakes trainee stopped the clock in 1:59.3 for owner Douglas Matheson of Cornwall. Live racing continues Thursday and Saturday at Red Shores Charlottetown while the action heats up next Sunday (July 8) with the eliminations of the 50th edition of the Governor’s Plate. Go to www.Redshores.ca for more information. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – As soon as In Spades touched down on the front end there was no looking back in the Saturday evening preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Austin Sorrie continued his successful first year in the race bike while guiding the son of Bettor’s Delight to the winner’s circle in the $2,500 preferred pace. In Spades stopped the clock in 1:53.1 to give the 18-year-old Sorrie his fastest lifetime mile. Rose Run Quest (Driven by Marc Campbell) was the first to make front in the Saturday preferred but relinquished the lead to In Spades at the 27.2 first quarter station. In Spades and Sorrie then rolled to the half in 55.3 then tripped three-quarters in 1:24.4 while battling the first over advance of race favourite Euchred (Adam Merner). In Spades continued his drive to prevail in the stretch by one-and-one-quarter lengths over Rose Run Quest with Czar Seelster (Kenny Arsenault) completing the triactor. Sorrie trains In Spades for owner Walter Simmons of Summerside. Sodwana Bay continued her undefeated streak in the $2,350 Fillies and Mares Open pace with a five-length victory in 1:55.1. Gilles Barrieau trains and drives the mare for owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire. Sodwana Bay now sports three straight wins since relocating to Atlantic Canada. Ramblinglily (Gary Chappell) finished second while pacesetter West River Ambyr (Steven Shepherd) was third. Barrieau scored three wins on the 12-dash card fresh off his Atlantic Regional Driving Championship victory Friday night in Truro. Barrieau also won with Give Em Heck in 1:58.1 for trainer Jackie Matheson and Prince Adam in 1:59.4 on the Saturday Red Shores Charlottetown program. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – As soon as Perfect Escape established himself with the lead it was lights out on the Thursday evening feature event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gilles Barrieau guarded his post 1 position with Perfect Escape off the gate in the $2,200 feature event laying down unchallenged fractions of 28.3, 57.2 and 1:26.1 before drawing clear by five lengths to score in 1:55.3. Tobinator (Driven by Corey MacPherson) sat in the pocket to finish second while Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie) completed the triactor. Perfect Escape is trained by Jackie Matheson for owners Jack Keenan of Stratford, P.E.I., and Joseph Dahl of Burlington, Ont. Freddie put together a narrow victory in the $1,950 Open Trot from his assigned post 7. Marc Campbell was in the bike for the neck decision in 2:01.1 over Holy Molie Maggie (Cheverie) and Isabella Hanover (Adam Merner). Freddie is owned by Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston, who also had another win on the card. Owner Three Wisemen Stable and trainer-driver Campbell clicked in the race 12 finale with Keepcalmndanceon stopping the clock in 1:59.1 in the $1,600 event. Driver Adam Merner tripled up on the evening program winning with Innocent Kiss in 2:00.2 for trainer Melissa Rennie of Charlottetown, Dustylanejazz in 2:02.2 for Stephen Gass of Cornwall and Professor Gordon in a 2:00.4 trot mile for Deanna Clow of New Haven. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After knocking on the door from poor starting posts, Tobinator will look to put it all together Thursday evening in the harness racing feature event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Thursday program gets underway at 6:30 P.M. with Tobinator leaving from post 2 in 11th race $2,200 top pace. The four-year-old son of Coastocoast Yankee was a winner in this same group three weeks ago in Charlottetown then drew posts 7 and 8 in his latest but only beaten two and four lengths, respectively, in those events with closing panels of 29 or better. Corey MacPherson is back in the driver's seat for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Billy Hicken of Vernon Bridge. The pacer is listed at 6-1 morning line odds but has garnered the respect of race analyst Les MacIsaac as his top choice. "Tobinator was severely compromised by the draw in his last two starts but not tonight," MacIsaac said. "We would expect him to cut this one or sit and stalk from this ideal post and either of those scenarios makes him quite possibly the one to beat." Other entries in the top pace are Perfect Escape (Driven by Gilles Barrieau), Stars Above (Steven Shepherd), Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell), Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie) and Likely To Win (Adam Merner). The Open trot hits the track in race 8 for a purse of $1,950. Freddie is the prohibitive favourite and is again handicapped to the outside in the field of seven. Marc Campbell trains and drives the Majestic Son gelding for owners Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Newcomer Isabella Hanover has drawn post 5 sporting race lines from Rideau Carleton Raceway in Ontario that make her look like a top contender this summer. Merner holds the lines for trainer Stephen Gass and owners Kent Livingston of Cornwall and Wade MacDonald of Stanhope. Other top Open trot entries are post 6 starter Suicide Shift (Shepherd) and Holy Molie Maggie (Cheverie) from post 4. For race programs, live video and more go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Grandstand seats for the 2018 Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer harness race at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park will go on sale Tuesday July 3rd at 9 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time. The price is $55 per seat (tax included) and also includes a BBQ voucher. Customers can purchase them in person at the Red Shores' race office in Charlottetown or by phone at 902-629-6636. The 59th edition of the Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer will take place on Saturday August 18th, 2018. By Lee Drake, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - It was a race decided in the final strides but Rose Run Quest found enough ground to overcome Euchred for a nose decision in the Cecil Lander Memorial Invitational at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell was in the driver's seat for the 11-1 upset victory in the $5,000 Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational stopping the clock in 1:54.2 over Euchred (Driven by Adam Merner) and Czar Seelster (Todd Weatherbee). The early tempo was set by Mr Irresistible (Jason Hughes) with opening front end fractions of 27.2 and 55.4 while fighting off a first-over challenge from Cartoon Daddy (Corey MacPherson). Euchred then circled up to engage Mr Irresistible at the three-quarters of 1:25.1 while eventual race winner Rose Run Quest was riding the pylons advancing from seventh. Euchred claimed the deep stretch lead but Campbell used the passing lane to his advantage for the narrow score in 1:54.2. Campbell trains Rose Run Quest for owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown. Campbell had three winners on the program also winning the $2,600 Jr. Invitational with Keep Coming in 1:55.1 for trainer Brian Andrew of Milton and Elm Grove Kaboom from his own stable in 1:56.1. Sodwana Bay remains undefeated on the East Coast after winning the $2,350 Fillies and Mares Open pace on the Saturday program with a mile time of 1:56.2. Gilles Barrieau trains and drives the pacing mare for owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire. Ramblinglily (Gary Chappell) finished second with West River Ambyr (Steven Shepherd) completed the triactor. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top harness racing pacers on the Eastern seaboard of Canada will meet Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park for the Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational and In Spades is set to shake things up. First race post time is 6 P.M. for the 12-dash card with the $5,000 Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational carded as the evening finale. In Spades landing on Prince Edward Island for his East Coast debut to the stable of 18-year-old trainer-driver Austin Sorrie for owner Walter Simmons of Summerside. The talented four-year-old pacer has already put together a solid 2018 season with five wins from 20 starts on the tough Ontario circuit included a blistering 1:52.4 mile over the half-mile oval at The Raceway at Western Fair District in Ontario just last month. He gets post 5 for his debut. The seven best horses in Atlantic Canada will try to fend off his advances Saturday evening in the first free-for-all test of the season. Euchred has reigned supreme so far this season and lands with post 4 Saturday for driver Adam Merner, trainer Terry Gallant and owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. The six-year-old son of Shadow Play sports four wins from his last five starts and gets the support of race analyst Les MacIsaac. "A couple of new faces have landed on the scene to try and put an end to his domination." MacIsaac said of Euchred. "He's coming off a Maritime seasonal mark last week for his fourth win from his last five tries. The road to the winner's circle could go through him." Intended Royalty ships in from Cape Breton but is shouldered with post 8 for the team of driver Redmond Doucet and trainer Randy Copley while riding a four-race win streak. Czar Seelster has been hot lately and leaves from post 3 Saturday for trainer-driver Todd Weatherbee fresh off a just beaten second place finish to Euchred in 1:54.4. Other entries include Mr Irresistible (Driven by Jason Hughes), Cartoon Daddy (Corey MacPherson), Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell) and Ashes To Ashes (Gilles Barrieau). The 'King' of Island racing, Campbell will continue his quest for 2,000 wins in Atlantic Canada alone in his career on the Saturday program. The O'Brien award winning horseman needs six more victories to achieve the historic feat. For live video, programs and information on the ongoing $100,000 Dash For Cash go to www.Redshores.ca. Do Over Hanover rings bell in countdown to Governor's Plate CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Island harness racing continues down the road to the 50th edition of Governor's Plate on July 14 and last year's defending plate champion will be contesting the Sunday afternoon preferred pace at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The Prince County oval has 13-dashes on tap Sunday with a 1 P.M. first race post time. The 2017 Governor's Plate champion, Do Over Hanover, is back on red soil for the 2018 season and makes his first start off the bench in the race 12 top class for a $2,500 purse. Jason Hughes will drive the Chris MacKay trainee for owners Allard Racing of Quebec and Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. The race is fittingly sponsored as the first leg of the Governor's Plate Decade Of Champions with Red Shores honouring past champions from 1969 to 1980. Connections of those champions are invited out to the track for a special pace on designated cards leading up to this year's final. Do Over Hanover is undeniably the class of the field but his only charted line since April was a 2:00.3 second place finish in a qualifier and he has hardened competition to contend with Sunday. Fast N Victorious makes his P.E.I. debut from post 6 in the field of as many. Adam Merner will do the driving behind the winner of $120,000 for trainer Stephen Gass and owners Kent Livingston of Cornwall and Wade MacDonald of Stanhope. The five-year-old son of Art Major last raced at Plainridge in Massachusetts, pacing in 1:55 and change. Salmonier Storm leaves from post 2 for trainer-driver Ambyr Campbell with an impressive summary of six straight on-the-board finishes, while last week's top class winner, Mando Fun, has post 5 with Kenny Arsenault at the lines. Race analyst Bo Ford cautiously selects Do Over Hanover for the top spot this week. "This is Do Over Hanover's first start off an average qualifier for this bunch," Ford said. "It doesn't need explanation but here it is - $127,630 in 2017 is more than the whole field made combined last year, and there wasn't any of them that won the Governors Plate or raced in the Gold Cup. Even if he gets beat, we look smarter for picking him, then if we don't pick him and he wins." The field is rounded out by Heart And Soul (Driven by Walter Cheverie) and Confident Fella (Marc Campbell). The $100,000 Dash For Cash continues on the Sunday program with two lucky patrons that spend $10 or more on a single wager getting chance at the grand prize at the end of the program. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Thursday evening's card was cut short after issues with the starting gate at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park but Innocent Kiss was still able to defeat eight foes. The capital oval program was cancelled after just four races for the safety of all horses and drivers with malfunctions in the starting gate as the main concern. Innocent Kiss won the fastest dash of the program disposing of her maiden status with a 1:59.3 romp by 14 open lengths for driver Adam Merner. Second went to Lyndale Coco (Driven by Jason Hughes) in the $1,200 event while Dustylanejazz (Corey MacPherson) completed the triactor. Innocent Kiss, a three-year-old daughter of Westwardho Hanover, is trained by Melissa Rennie for owners Merner of Charlottetown and Max Sehl of Port Morien, N.S. Hop Up was the quickest trot winner, stopping the clock in 2:00 with MacPherson in the bike for owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Tyne Valley. Rosberg (Hughes) was second over third place Majian Chester (Jim Ripley). Live racing is set to resume Saturday evening at Red Shores Charlottetown with 12-dashes set for a 6 P.M. start time featuring the Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational. Saturday will also feature the Future Stars of the 2018 season with the first two-year-old racing qualifiers of the season with a 11 A.M. start time at Red Shores Charlottetown. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - The top aged pacing mares in Atlantic Canada had their first stakes meeting of the 2018 season with Sodwana Bay recording the fastest mile of the day and unseating the undefeated Ramblinglily at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. With Gilles Barrieau in the bike, Sodwana Bay used a first over advance to capture her $3,870 division of the first leg of the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series. Drivingthedragon N set the tempo of 28.1, 57.4 and 1:26.3 in line to Jason Hughes with Sodwana Bay grinding away on the outside before kicking clear in the stretch to win by two-and-three-quarter lengths in 1:55.3. Sodwana Bay was making her East Coast debut for trainer Barrieau and owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire. Second went to Prettyndangerous (Driven by Adam Merner) while Ramblinglily (Gary Chappell) had her win streak snapped at three victories to finish third. The other $3,870 division went to West River Ambyr and driver Steven Shepherd in a mile time of 1:57.4 over Brief Interlude (Merner) and Best Risque (Hughes). A five-year-old daughter of Brandons Cowboy, West River Ambyr is trained by Harold Shepherd for owners Haley Shepherd of Stratford and Clare MacDonald of Antigonish, N.S. Mando Fun hit the winner's circle in the $2,200 featured event stopping the clock in 1:56.2 with Barrieau in the bike. The mild up setter is co-owned and trained by Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley and co-owned by Donald Callbeck of Kensington. Salmonier Storm (Ambyr Campbell) rallied for second with race favourite Heart And Soul (Walter Cheverie) completing the triactor. Barrieau recorded a driving triple on the card also winning with Moramappo in 2:00.2 for trainer Stephen Mason of New Brunswick. Austin Sorrie recorded the fastest win of his young driving career as part of a training and driving double. Sorrie clicked with JJ Powerball in 1:56.1 and Dustylanesam in 1:58. Live racing continues on Prince Edward Island with live racing Thursday at Red Shores Charlottetown followed by another card Saturday evening featuring the Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational. Red Shores Summerside holds live racing again next Sunday afternoon, June 24, at 1 P.M. For more information check out www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Sock It Away showed he did not need an inside post position or to see any pylons in the first lap to capture Saturday evening's Maritime Breeders final for three-year-old pacing colts. Marc Campbell was at the lines of Sock It Away as he left from post 8 in the $18,000 Doug Harkness Memorial Maritime Breeder's final and elected to take the overland route to the front end. Race favourite Half Cut (Driven by Mark Bradley) laid down the early splits of 27.4 and 56.3 with Sock It Away in the outer flow before clearing to the lead past the half. Three-quarters were reached in 1:26.2 then Sock It Away cruised home to a 1:56.1 victory over Dowahs Boy (Adam Merner) and Woodmere Ideal Art (Jason Hughes). The winning colt is trained by Kevin MacLean for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Royaltywestho landed in the winner's circle in the first three-year-old pacing filly stakes final of the 2018 season as Walter Cheverie guided her to victory in the $22,100 Ken Starratt Maritime Breeder's final. R Es Shabla (Mike McGuigan) set the tempo on the front end with splits of 28.2, 58.2 and 1:28.3 with Royaltywestho stalking in the pocket. Cheverie moved the daughter of Westwardho Hanover down the stretch and she responded with a 28.2 closing panel for a time of 1:57.1. R Es Shabla was second with Woodmere Ceilidh (Clare MacDonald) completing the triactor. The champion filly's ownership papers are held by Gregory Francis and Joseph Baxter of Windsor, N.S., with Baxter also handling the training. Euchred was the winner in the $2,650 Preferred pace for the fastest mile of the 2018 Atlantic Canadian racing season with a winning time of 1:54.4 for driver Merner, trainer Terry Gallant and owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. A hard closing Czar Seelster (Todd Weatherbee) finished second with the show prize going to Cartoon Daddy (Corey MacPherson). Campbell had two other wins on the card for the driving triple winning with Elm Grove Kaboom in 1:57.3 and Pure Friendship in 1:59.3, both from his own stable. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top two sophomore paces in Atlantic Canada have avoided each other so far in 2018 but their much anticipated match-up will happen Saturday night in Maritime Breeder's final action at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Saturday card kicks off at 6 P.M. with the Doug Harkness Memorial Maritime Breeder's Final for three-year-old pacing colts lining up in race 11. Half Cut and Sock It Away are both perfect from three starts this season while drawing into different divisions every week. That ends Saturday as Half Cut will leave from post 6 in the $18,000 final for driver Mark Bradley as the morning line favourite. Tom Weatherbie trains the son of Stonebridge Terror for owners Kyle and Joseph Gardiner, Jerry MacKinnon, and Mike Currie. Sock It Away was unlucky again on draw day with his undefeated streak on the line from post 8 in the Championship final. Marc Campbell drives the Summerside Raceway track record holder for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Other entries in the final include Woodmere Ideal Art (Driven by Jason Hughes), Dustylanewesty (Clare MacDonald), Tobins Lightning (Kenny Arsenault), The Colonel (Gilles Barrieau), Rockin Party (Danny Romo) and Dowahs Boy (Adam Merner). The Ken Starratt Memorial three-year-old pacing filly Maritime Breeder's Final hits the track in race 9 for a $22,100 purse. Royaltywestho is the presumptive favourite from post 3 fresh off an easy 1:57.4 victory in her elimination for driver Walter Cheverie, co-owner and trainer Joe Baxter and co-owner Gregory Francis of Windsor, N.S. R Es Shabla had the faster elimination win with a time of 1:56.3 but draws post 7 for driver Mike McGuigan, trainer Leonard McGuigan and owner Lloyd Parsons of Carmanville, N.L. The field is completed by Saulsbrook Coral (David Dowling), Woodmere Saphire (Corey MacPherson), Woodmere Ceilidh (MacDonald), Kahlua Morning (Jason Hughes), Chocolate Terror (Darren Crowe) and Woodmere Chella (Barrieau). The preferred pace lines up in race 10 for a $2,650 pot as the top pacers in the Maritimes prep for next week's Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational. Euchred is the morning line choice from the rail with Merner in the seat for trainer Terry Gallant and owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. Other top entries include Ashes To Ashes (Barrieau) and Rose Run Quest (Campbell). The card also features the kick off of $100,000 Dash For Cash where you spend $10 or more on a single wager and receive a ballot for a chance at the grand prize. Two lucky patrons will be picked each night and asked to select the complete order of finish of a eight horse race late in the program. Patrons have until race 9 to get their ballots. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. Ramblinglily Seeks To Remain Perfect At Red Shores Summerside SUMMERSIDE, PE - If the first part of the 2018 racing season has shown us anything it's that Ramblinglily just will not quit but will face her biggest test to date Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Summerside. First race post time is 1 P.M. for the 13-dash program featuring the first leg of the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing series presented by Standardbred Canada. Ramblinglily is shouldered with post 8 in a $3,870 division in race 11 with Gary Chappell back in the bike for co-owner and trainer Allan Jones of Riverview, N.B., and co-owner Norman Leger of Shediac, N.B. The daughter of Articulator has been perfect so far this season but has a fresh face to contend with Sunday afternoon. Sodwana Bay ships in from the Ontario circuit to draw post 2 in her East Coast debut for trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau and owner Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire. The No Pan Intended Mare has a trio of second place finishes in her last three outings and is installed at 7-2 morning line odds Sunday afternoon. Other top entries include Prettyndangerous (Driven by Adam Merner) and Drivingthedragon N (Jason Hughes). The other $3,870 Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares division is in race 9 with Shadows Mystery the morning line choice from post 5 with Gilles Barrieau picking up the catch drive for owner-trainer Gordie Ford. West River Ambyr has been very consistent so far this season with six straight top two finishes and leaves from post 8 this week for driver Steven Shepherd. Woodmere Finesse is installed as third choice fresh off a 1:57.2 victory at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia for trainer-driver Bernard McCallum. The race 12 top class has Heart And Soul favoured with rail control for trainer-driver Walter Cheverie and owner Riley Farms Ltd., of Summerside. Salmonier Storm (Ambyr Campbell) and Confident Fella (Marc Campbell) are top contenders in the $2,200 event. The card also features the kick off of $100,000 Dash For Cash where you spend $10 or more on a single wager and receive a ballot for a chance at the grand prize. Two lucky patrons will be picked each night and asked to select the complete order of finish of a eight horse race late in the program. Patrons have until race 9 to get their ballots. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

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