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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top stakes pacers on the Eastern Seaboard of Canada converged on Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park for a harness racing doubleheader of P.E.I. Colt Stakes action with a number of win streaks on the line. Magical Mistress saw her streak live to see another day on the afternoon card as she won a $6,900 P.E.I. Colt Stakes division for her seventh win from as many starts in her career. The two-year-old pacing filly was guided to the wire in 1:56.2 by driver Adam Merner for trainer Stephen Gass and owner Barry Martin of Sydney, N.S. Therealdeal also had her win streak remain intact in another two-year-old pacing filly division for a $6,900 pot. Walter Cheverie supplied the 1:57.2 victory for trainer Joe Baxter and owners Jennifer Baxter and Gregory Francis of Windsor, N.S. Arc Light also captured a two-year-old pacing filly division in 1:59.4 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S. Two-year-old pacing colt divisional leader Woodmere Bolt did not see his win streak through on the P.E.I Colt Stakes program. The $6,700 rookie pacing colt division saw Red Dirt Boomer prevail off a pocket trip in 1:58.1 for trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau and owner Daniel Ross of Belfast, P.E.I. Pacesetter Woodmere Bolt had to settle for second in his first career loss with his win streak ended at seven wins. Red Dirt Rocknroll was another $6,700 P.E.I. Colt Stakes two-year-old pacing colt winner in 1:59.3 with Campbell at the controls for trainer Lenny Myers, who co-owns with Jack Quinn of Charlottetown. Dusty Lane Cortez gave driver David Dowling his first P.E.I. Colt Stakes victory in the other two-year-old colt division. Devon Wallace trains the colt for owners David and Jordan Lewis of Alberton, P.E.I. Evening Program P.E.I. Colt Stakes action continued on the Saturday evening program and Sock It Away was first at every station and found himself to the winner's circle to continue his undefeated three-year-old season. The son of Pang Shui has yet to taste defeat in 12 seasonal outings for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford, P.E.I. Campbell was in the bike for the win in his $7,200 P.E.I. Colt Stakes three-year-old pacing colt division with a mile time of 1:55.2. In other three-year-old pacing colt action, Half Cut captured his division in 1:56.2 for driver Mark Bradley, trainer Tom Weatherbie and Island owners Kyle Gardiner and Mike Currie of Cardigan, Joseph Gardiner of Mount Stewart and Jerry MacKinnon of St. Peter's Bay. Woodmere Ideal Art also hit the winner's circle in the P.E.I. Colt Stakes as the three-year-old son of Articulator was on top at every call for a 1:57.1 win with Jason Hughes at the lines for trainer Sifroi Melanson and owner Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn, N.B. Favourites prevailed in every three-year-old pacing filly division of the P.E.I. Colt Stakes on the evening card. Tobins Terror started the action with a 1:56.1 win in her $5,800 division for driver Campbell, trainer Gary Chappell and owners Daniel Ross of Belfast and Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd of Crapaud, P.E.I. The next sophomore $5,800 filly split had Maybeitsmaybelline hit the winner's circle in a mile time of 1:59.2 as the betting favourite. Kenny Arsenault supplied the drive for trainer Weatherbie and owners Blair Hansen of Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Cheryl Geldart Greer of Norton, N.B. R Es Shabla was the favourite at post time but was refunded by racing officials after pulling up before the start. Bettim Jackie won her division as the heavy favourite by three-and-three-quarter lengths in 1:56.2 for driver Gilles Barrieau, trainer and co-owner Jeff Lilley of Milton, Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Danny Purcell of Newport, N.S. The final $5,800 filly bout had Royaltywestho land on top, stopping the clock in 1:58.1 for driver Walter Cheverie and trainer Joe Baxter, who co-owns the filly with fellow Windsor, N.S., resident Gregory Francis. The evening program also featured the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series with a pair of $3,720 divisions. Collective Wisdom won the first division in 1:57.1 for driver Barrieau and trainer Jackie Matheson, while Barrieau also prevailed in the second split with a 1:54.4 victory aboard his own Sodwana Bay. Euchred won the $2,650 preferred pace in a 1:53.2 mile for driver Barrieau, trainer Terry Gallant and owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. It was win number 13 on the season for the six-year-old son of Shadow Play and it gave Barrieau six wins on the day. For more information check out www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes ,for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Gilles Barrieau acquired the lion's share of the purse money as the P.E.I. Colt Stakes for trotters took the spotlight Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Mile Hill Willie teamed up with Barrieau to win the lone $8,900 two-year-old P.E.I. Colt Stakes trot division in 2:02.4 in a mild upset at 4-1 odds for owner Paul Morrison of Cardigan, P.E.I. The chestnut son of Armbro Barrister stalked the field from fifth on the rail as divisional leader Little Miss Winnie cut out the fractions for driver Kenny Arsenault. Little Miss Winnie was nailed for the win in the stretch drive but hung on for second while Getting Messi (Corey MacPherson) finished third to complete the $250.20 triactor. In three-year-old P.E.I. Colt Stakes action, Barrieau visited the winner's circle with Windmeredontuworry in a $6,200 division for trainer Terry Gallant of Summerside, who co-owned the son of Ambro Barrister with Eric Johnston of Summerside, P.E.I. Time of the mile was 1:59.3 for the defending Atlantic Triple Crown winner. West River Cindy padded her bankroll in the other division to put her over $18,000 in seasonal earnings for driver Kenny MacDonald, trainer Clare MacDonald and owner Haley Shepherd of Stratford, P.E.I. The Armbro Barrister three-year-old was on top at every call for her win in 2:01.1. MacPherson had three wins on the 12-dash program including Holy Molie Maggie in 2:01.1, Dusty Lane Jacob in 2:00.3 and Swingirl in 1:58.1. Campbell visited the winner's circle four times on the program to continue his grip over the Red Shores Charlottetown driver's standings. The Winsloe driver won with Glasgow Gracie in a 2:01.4 maiden score, Scoot Out Of Here in 1:58.2, House Of Style in 2:01.4 and Malabrigo in 1:57.2. Live racing continues Saturday at Red Shores Charlottetown with two programs at 1pm and 7pm featuring the P.E.I. Colt Stakes for two and three-year-old pacers. Visit www.Redshores.ca for race replays and more. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top stakes trotters in Atlantic Canada meet Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as they look to cement their position in the Island Breeder's Series. First race post time is 6:30 P.M. for the 12-dash card featuring the P.E.I. Colt Stakes for two and three-year-old trotters with each horse vying for points for the Island Breeder's final set for Oct. 27 in Charlottetown. The rookie trotters will compete in a lone division in race 6 for a $8,900 pot with nine entrants. Dusty Lane Titan is the morning line favourite from post 8 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S. The son of Tad The Stud rides a three-race win streak into the event but will face divisional leader Little Miss Winnie for just the second time in their careers. That day, Little Miss Winnie left from the outside and was parked out for the duration, finishing fourth, while Dusty Lane Titan was second but the roles will be reversed in the P.E.I. Colt Stakes. Little Miss Winnie will leave from post 3 Thursday with wins in her two last races for trainer Ralph Annear and owner Steven Sorrie of Montague, P.E.I. Kenny Arsenault handles the driving duties for the filly. Mile Hill Willie was also a winner in his last race after making a break at the start and gets Gilles Barrieau back in the bike from post 2. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with the top money winner in the division as he selects Little Miss Winnie to prevail. "Little Miss Winnie gets a big time post advantage over what looks to be her main rival and appears to have a fairly easy path to the front," MacIsaac said. "Once there, there could be nothing but open road ahead." The three-year-old trotting colts have a pair of $6,200 P.E.I. Colt Stakes divisions in races 4 and 8. West River Cindy is favoured in race 4 with rail control for driver Kenny MacDonald, trainer Clare MacDonald and owner Haley Shepherd of Stratford, P.E.I. The Armbro Barrister filly has yet to miss the top two this season from six outings including a best time of 2:00.3 in her latest start. The $6,900 division in race 8 will see Buckaroo and Windemeredontuworry tangle again. Buckaroo rides a three-race win streak into post 2 with Marc Campbell in the bike for owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield, P.E.I., including an eight-length romp in his latest start. The defending Maritime Triple Crown winner, Windemeredontuworry is saddled with post 7 with Barrieau at the lines for trainer Terry Gallant. For more information check out www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Blair Andrew Memorial stake for two-year-old trotters took centre stage Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Little Miss Winnie opened up the program winning her $10,000 Andrew Memorial division in 2:04.1 on top at every call for driver Gilles Barrieau. Steven Sorrie of Montague owns the two-year-old daughter of Tad The Stud while veteran trainer Ralph Annear handles the conditioning duties. Dusty Lane Mavis (Driven by Gary Chappell) was second while Oceanview Hal (Henry Smallwood) was third. Dusty Lane Titan took the second split in an identical time of 2:04.1 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Grayland Farms of Pugwash, N.S. Windemerebarrister picked up second place money with Walter Cheverie at the lines while the triactor was rounded out by Getting Messi (Corey MacPherson). Freddie captured the $1,950 Open trot for trainer-driver Campbell, stopping the clock in 2:00.1 over Majian Tango (Jim Ripley) and Glencove Carter (Steven Shepherd). Freddie is owned by Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Live racing continues Saturday evening at Red Shores Charlottetown at 6 P.M., while Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway will host a program at 1 P.M. on Sunday. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The best trotters on the East Coast met Thursday evening for Lady Slipper stake action at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. West River Cindy won the first $7,600 Lady Slipper three-year-old trot division in 2:00.3 for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald and owner Haley Shepherd of Stratford, PE. Buckaroo claimed the other division for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield, PE. Time of the mile was 2:00.1. Mile Hill Willie scored a narrow win in Lady Slipper two-year-old trotting action with a 2:05.1 mile for trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau and owner Paul Morrison of Cardigan, PE. Dusty Lane Titan hit the wire first in the other $7,500 rookie division in a time of 2:04.2 for trainer-driver Campbell and owner Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S. Campbell had five wins on the card as he also scored with Freddie in the $1.950 Open trot in a time of 2:00.1, Only One Star in 1:58.1 for trainer Anthony Stymest and Malabrigo in 1:58.1 for trainer Darryl MacLean of Winsloe, PE. Live racing continues Saturday evening at 6 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown. For more information check out www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The horse than completed the harness racing triactor in the Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer will face off with the Roach MacGregor champion Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The rivalry between Rose Run Quest and Czar Seelster will headline the 13-dash card with a 6 P.M. first race post time. The $2,650 Preferred pace hits the track in race 12 with Rose Run Quest leaving from post 6 as the morning line favourite. Marc Campbell trains the drives the son of If I Can Dream for owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown. The pacer jumped up for a third place finish in the $60,000 Gold Cup and Saucer final in Charlottetown, pacing a mile in 1:51.2. With the inside post advantage is the $20,000 James "Roach" MacGregor Gold Cup and Saucer consolation winner, Czar Seelster. Kenny Arsenault is back in the bike behind the Stonebridge Regal pacer for trainer Todd Weatherbee and owner Tammy Johnston of Vernon Bridge. The Governor's Plate champion gets the respect of race analyst Les MacIsaac, who thinks the can overpower his top classes foes. "Czar Seelster has been in almost every invitational the Maritimes has had to offer this year and missed the top three twice from seventeen tries," MacIsaac said. "It is a remarkable accomplishment given the calibre of his opposition and many less than ideal posts. The great spot he gets to work from this time around makes him the one to knock off." Also in the top notch field is Winter Blast (Driven by Jason Hughes), Keep Coming (David Dowling), Fast N Victorious (Adam Merner), Tobinator (Corey MacPherson), Nabber Again (Mike McGuigan) and Euchred (Gilles Barrieau). Nine straight top two finishes is no small feat but that's the record Sodwana Bay brings to the race 10 Fillies and Mares Open pace. Leaving from post 6, the Barrieau trained and driven pacing mare has only tasted defeat twice on the East Coast, both by less than a length. Sodwana Bay is owned by Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire, P.E.I. Nikes Cowgirl was a runner-up in this class last week and gets post 5 for trainer-driver Campbell while Shadows Mystery is also billed as a top entrant with rail control for driver Merner. The $100,000 Dash For Cash is up for grabs again Saturday evening where any patron spending $10 or more on a single wager receiving a chance to win the jackpot. For complete contest details go to www.Redshores.ca. Slide Guitar Top Pick Labour Day In Summerside SUMMERSIDE, PE - A full field of eight will contest the featured event on a special Labour Day Holiday card Monday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 13-dash card gets underway at 1 P.M. with Slide Guitar getting top billing in the race 12 featured pace for a $2,000 purse. David Dowling trains and drives the four-year-old son of Brandons Cowboy for co-owner Brittany Watts of Warren Grove. A four-time winner this season, Slide Guitar shows three straight trips in 1:56 and change including a new lifetime mark of 1:56.2 in Summerside. Revenant was a sharp winner in 1:56.1 in his latest outing but must overcome post 7 for driver Adam Merner and trainer Melissa Rennie. From post 3 is Rockin Indy who has rounded into form his last two starts for trainer Troy Murray with Corey MacPherson back in the race bike. Also in the field is Pictonian Storm (Driven by Austin Sorrie), Dividend Day (Ken Murphy), White Fish Flash (Norris Rogers), Heart And Soul (Walter Cheverie) and Jeb (Jason Hughes). A power packed field of five will contest the preferred 2 pace carded as race 9 on the program. Red Magician has been hot the past two months with trips in 1:54-1:55 straight down his program for the combination of driver Merner and trainer Rennie, with Dale and Ronnie Rennie of Elmsdale holding the ownership papers. The chestnut son of Badlands Hanover is saddled with post 5 this week as he collides with another hot horse, Machinthesand (Murphy), leaving from post 2. The field is rounded out by Cartoon Daddy (Dale Spence), Old Buck (Hughes) and Salmonier Storm (Ambyr Campbell). The $100,000 Dash For Cash is up for grabs again Monday afternoon where any patron spending $10 or more on a single wager receiving a chance to win the jackpot. For complete contest details go to www.Redshores.ca. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The 2018 stakes trial continues Thursday evening with the Lady Slipper stakes at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 13-dash program gets underway at 6:30 P.M. featuring Lady Slipper trot divisions for two and three-year-olds. The first split hits the track in race 2 with a group of six rookies trotters vying for a $7,500 prize. The field of half-a-dozen is completely populated by progeny of Armbro Barrister with him siring all the entrants. Now Look At Here is the morning line choice in the contest for driver Brian MacPhee, trainer Ambyr Campbell and owner Ambrose Laybolt of Morell, P.E.I. The other two-year-old division also carries a $7,500 purse in race 4 as Dusty Lane Titan gets the nod as the favourite from the stable of trainer Marc Campbell, who also drives the son of Tad The Stud for owner Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S. The sophomore trotting divisions start in race 6 with West River Cindy the top entrant from post 4 in the $7,600 race. Trainer Clare MacDonald will be in the race bike behind West River Cindy for the first time this season for owner Haley Shepherd of Stratford, P.E.I. MacDonald's husband Ken MacDonald has ably handled the reins of the daughter of Armbro Barrister to a not worse than second record so far in 2018. The finale Lady Slipper three-year-old division is in race 8 as last year's top two trotters will face off again this season. Triple Crown winner Windemeredontuworry has post 2 with Gilles Barrieau in the bike for trainer and co-owner Terry Gallant and co-owner Eric Johnston, both of Summerside, P.E.I. Buckaroo holds the two-year-old track trotting record at Red Shores Charlottetown and gets post 3 this week for trainer-driver Campbell as second choice. For more information including live video, race programs and promotional information go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Saturday was Adam Merner’s night to shine at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Merner had four wins on the evening program including the $2,650 preferred pace with Euchred for trainer Terry Gallant and owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. Euchred controlled the pace in the Saturday top class on his way to a 1:54.2 score by five lengths over Tobinator (Driven by Corey MacPherson) and Nabber Again (Ambyr Campbell). Merner’s other wins came with Shadows Mystery in 1:57.1 for trainer Gordie Ford and with Hemingway in 1:57.1 and Revenant in 1:56.1, both from the stable of Melissa Rennie. Ken Murphy had three driving wins on the card including the $2,350 Fillies and Mares Open pace with Ramblinglily in a mile time of 1:57.1 for trainer Allan Jones of New Brunswick. Murphy also clicked with Textually Active in 1:58.4 for Alan Gregory and Thegreatmaelstrom for trainer Clifford Murphy stopping the clock in 1:56.4. Magical Mistress, Woodmere Bolt Remain Perfect SUMMERSIDE, PE - The impressive seasons of Magical Mistress and Woodmere Bolt continued Sunday afternoon in stakes action at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Woodmere Bolt remains unbeaten in six career outings after a 1:58.4 score in the lone Joe O’Brien Gold division for two-year-old pacing colt for a $16,000 purse. Earl Smih trains and drives the son of Malicious for owners Peter Smith of Stratford, PE Gerald Morrissey of Vernon River, PE and Arnold Hagen of Bible Hill, N.S. In pacing filly action, Magical Mistress scorches the half-mile Prince County in a $19,000 Lady Slipper Gold division for two-year-olds. Adam Merner drives the undefeated filly for trainer Stephen Gass and owner Barry Martin of Sydney, N.S. The daughter of Camystic is out of former Maritime Champion Meridian Magic, who had a 26 race undefeated streak of her own. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – After securing a pocket ride Fast N Victorious found his way to the winner’s circle in the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Adam Merner was in the bike for the mild upset in the $2,300 top class as Fast N Victorious sat in the two-hole behind pacesetter The Big Bite. In line to Kenny Arsenault, The Big Bite laid down fractions of 28.4, 58.4 and 1:28.1 before Fast N Victorious angled out of the pocket to prevail in the stretch drive in 1:56.1. Trained  by Stephen Gass, Fast N Victorious is owned by Kent and Owen Livingston of Cornwall. Majian Tango won the $1,800 Open trot in a new lifetime mark of 1:59.3 for trainer-driver Jim Ripley and owner Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S. Windemere Nancy scored the biggest upset of the night, winning the race 10 finale in 1:57.1 paying $57.80 on the nose in line to David Dowling for trainer Earl Watts. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. Do Over Hanover Looking To Extend Streak CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The very best aged pacers on the Eastern Seaboard will band together for the Saturday evening program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 13-dash program gets underway at 6 P.M., with Do Over Hanover favoured in the race 12 preferred pace for a $2,650 pot. The Chris MacKay trainee is saddled with the outside in the field of six fresh off a pair of Invitational wins during Old Home Week harness racing for driver Jason Hughes and owners Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge and Allard Racing Inc., of Quebec. In Spades gets the respect of race secretary Gerard Smith as the morning line favourite from post 3 fresh off a second place finish in the $20,000 James “Roach” MacGregor Gold Cup and Saucer consolation. Austin Sorrie trains and drives the pacer. Euchred has been a major force on the Invitational circuit in 2018 and gets post 4 this week for the duo of driver Adam Merner and trainer Terry Gallant. Race analyst Les MacIsaac thinks the outside post won’t imped Do Over Hanover on his way to the winner’s circle. “Do Over Hanover has got the versatility to handle any style as he's shown in his last two races, both impressive wins,” MacIsaac said. “No matter what strategy is employed tonight it might be tough preventing a threepeat.” Other preferred entries include Nabber Again (Driven by Ambyr Campbell), Mr Irresistible (Gilles Barrieau) and Tobinator (Corey MacPherson). The top pacing mares meet again in the Open class in race 11 with Prettyndangerous installed as the favourite from post 5 with Barrieau in the bike for trainer Bo Ford. Other top entries in the full field include Ramblinglily (Ken Murphy) and Traces Of Purple (Kenny Arsenault). Cartoon Daddy has rail control in the race 9 Preferred 2 pace with Dale Spence at the lines for trainer Rachel Andrew. The field also includes Sucrose Hanover (MacPherson) and Elm Grove Kaboom (Hughes). For promotional information, race programs and more go to www.Redshores.ca. Rookies Stakes Pacers Invade Red Shores Summerside SUMMERSIDE, PE – The Joe O’Brien Memorial and Lady Slipper Stakes take centre stage Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The 12-dash program has a 1 P.M. start time with two-year-old pacers dotting the program in stakes action. Race 9 is the lone O’Brien Memorial stake Gold division carrying a purse of $16,000 with Red Dirt Rocknroll the morning line choice from post 2 with Marc Campbell in the bike for trainer Lenny Myeres, who co-owns the colt with Jack Quinn of Charlottetown. The two-year-old son of Articulator was a second place finisher in his latest outing pacing in 1:57.3 to Red Dirt Boomer. Post 8 belongs to Red Dirt Boomer Sunday afternoon for trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau, while the undefeated Woodmere Bolt has post 4 for trainer-driver Earl Smith. Race analyst Bo Ford puts his selection on the post 2 entry in the Gold division. “Red Dirt Rocknroll has our respect, with Campbell drawing an inside post he should be able to dictate the terms of what type of trip he wants,” Ford said. “One that might include a little Rock ‘n’ Roll we hope.” A pair of O’Brien Memorial grassroots divisions line up for $6,000 purses in races 2 and 8. The Lady Slipper stake has its top division in race 11 for a $19,000 purse. Magical Mistress puts her undefeated streak on the line with Adam Merner in the bike from post 5 for trainer Stephen Gass and owner Barry Martin of Sydney, N.S. So Much More has post 3 fresh off a 1:57.1 new career best in her latest for driver Mark Bradley and trainer Tom Weatherbie while Woodmere Tango is selected for third from post 2 for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald. The $5,500 Lady Slipper Grassroots divisions line up in races 4, 6 and 10. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Bettim Jackie has been razor sharp in stakes competition against the top sophomore on the Eastern Seaboard but gets her toughest test to date against aged campaigners Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 10-dash card gets underway at 6:30 P.M. with Bettim Jackie installed as second choice in the six-horse top event carded as race 9 sponsored by MacPherson Roche and Smith. Gilles Barrieau is back in the bike behind the daughter of Andreoli Hanover for trainer Jeff Lilley of Milton, who co-owns with Danny Purcell of Newport, N.S., and Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown. The talented pacer has seven wins from 18 seasonal tries along with $76,645 in earnings this year. She will face off with Governor's Plate finalist Nogreatmischief, who gets post 5 in this week's $2,300 contest for trainer-driver Walter Cheverie. Fast N Victorious also makes a return to pari-mutuel competition in the class after a pair of qualifiers and gets post 6 for driver Adam Merner and trainer Stephen Gass. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is going a different route from the morning odds and will look to post 2 starter Oh To Be Me and driver Gary Chappell to hit the winner's circle while dropping out of the preferred ranks. "After being stuck on the outside for the past month Oh To Be Me lands in a favourable spot that should allow him to exploit that good late burst," MacIsaac said. "He could be the one to knock off." Rounding out the field is Narragansett (Driven by Jason Hughes) and The Big Bite (Kenny Arsenault). The top trot lines up in the race 5 D &G Younker Memorial for a $1,800 purse. Frill Seeker is the race favourite from post 4 for trainer-driver Kenny Arsenault and owner Ebbsfleet Stable of Stratford, Ont. Other top entries include Glencove Carter (Steven Shepherd) and Majian Tango (Jim Ripley). For promotional plays, live video, race programs and more go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park has postponed the Saturday afternoon race card to Sunday at 1pm due to heavy rain forecast for Prince Edward Island. The Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer on Saturday August 18th will go as planned. Post time is 7pm. For further updates go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores    

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The post positions for The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer were decided Tuesday evening during the official draw at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Rockin In Heaven was handed rail control for the prestigious $60,000 Saturday night finale to Old Home Week during the draw. The Teesha Symes trained pacer was a hard closing second in trial 1 to Somewhere Fancy, who drew post 6 during the draw. Trial 2 winner Bet On Brett drew post 4 during the draw while locally owned and trained Rose Run Quest will leave from post 2. Complete Draw Post - Horse 1 - Rockin In Heaven 2 - Rose Run Quest 3 - Asap Hanover 4 - Bet On Brett 5 - Always N The Money 6 - Somewhere Fancy 7 - Fool Me Once 8 - Lincolnjames by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Freddie delivered on his post time promise in the Open trot Friday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell supplied the winning steer as the heavy favourite on the rescheduled Friday afternoon program that was originally set for Thursday evening at the capital harness racing oval. Newcomer Stan The Man (Driven by Jason Hughes) laid down the fractions in the $1,950 event cutting splits of 28.2 and 57.2 before making a break in stride at the 1:28.3 three-quarters and being overtaken by Freddie. The Bo Ford trainee went on to win by seven-and-a-half lengths in 1:58.4 for owners Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Stan The Man rallied for second with Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) completing the triactor. The afternoon card also played host to the first leg of the Alpine $5,000 claiming series with Young Man Matt winning the first division for driver Hughes and trainer Patrick Shepherd. Time of the mile was 1:57.1 for Young Man Matt, who is owned by Carl Kuepfer of Newton, Ont. Shanghai B G won the second $1,750 division in 1:57.4 with Campbell in the bike for co-owner and trainer Jim Copley and fellow Inverness, N.S., co-owners Ann Copley and Evan Gillis. Likely To Win Captures Dr. Blair Kelly Memorial CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Capitalizing on a garden journey, Likely To Win teamed up with Adam Merner to land in the winner’s circle in the Dr. Blair Kelly Memorial pace Friday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Mick Dundee (Driven by Don MacNeill) did all the roadwork, carving splits of 28.4, 59.2 and 1:29.2 while Likely To Win sat patiently in the two-hole then powered forward in the stretch drive to win by a neck in 1:57.4. The $2,100 Kelly Memorial pace was sponsored by the Charlottetown Veterinary Clinic with Mick Dundee finishing second and Heart And Soul (Walter Cheverie) finishing third. Likely To Win is owned by Nova Scotia owners Blenise Young of Long Point and Lester Campbell of Judique, along with Jeffrey Campbell of Calgary, Alta. Caughtfoolinaround overwhelmed the pari-mutuel system when he scored his 1:59.3 win in race 7 for a $1,300 purse. Owned by Maggie McCarthy of Murray River and trained by Roy Reynolds, Caughtfoolinaround was paying $101.60 to win when driver Mark Bradley hit the wire on top. Heavy favourite Political Crisis (Merner) settled for second while Electric Syl (Dale Spence) completed the $1,047 triactor combination. Live racing continues Saturday with doubleheader action at 1 P.M. and 7 P.M. Go to www.Redshores.ca for race replays, programs, live video and more. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A field of hardened Island pacers line up in the Friday evening featured event with a Nova Scotia invader controlling the rail at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Old Home Week officially kicks off during the Friday evening program while the action hits its highest point during race 9 on the program. A total of 10-dashes are programmed starting at 7 P.M., with the top class in race 9 seeing Truro ship-in Montreal Phil take on the local contingent from post 1 Darren Crowe trains and drives Montreal Phil for owners Dawn Ellis Abbot of Lower Onslow, N.S., and Jeff Ellis of Bible Hill, N.S. The son of Blissfull Hall has won over $700,000 in purses in his career with 77 lifetime wins. This will be the final Old Home Week for Montreal Phil as the classy pacer is currently 14-years-old and will have to retire at the end of December. Heart And Soul is the favourite in that race with post 4 for trainer-driver Walter Cheverie fresh off a mile timed in 1:55.2 over Red Shores Charlottetown. Mick Dundee is labelled as a top contender from post 3 for owner-trainer-driver Donald MacNeill of New Haven, after winning in 1:57.3 in his latest outing. Other entries include Southwind Ricardo (Driven by Marc Campbell), Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton), Likely To Win (Adam Merner) and The Big Bite (Kenny Arsenault). Old Home Week racing kicks into high gear Saturday with a double-header program featuring the Atlantic Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies during the 1 P.M. program and The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer trial 1 presented by Bounty Print will headline the 7 P.M. evening card. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - The Thursday evening harness racing program at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park has been cancelled due to severe thunder storms and unsafe track conditions. The program will be rescheduled for Friday. Post time is 1:00 pm. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Old Home Week racing does not officially start until Friday evening but the first leg of the Alpine $5,000 claiming series will unofficially start off the biggest week of the Canada harness racing calendar Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 10-dash program has a 7 P.M. start time featuring the first leg of the Alpine claiming series for $5,000 claimers in races 8 and 10. Macnamarra has shown over the years that he loves Old Home Week and will be the favourite in the first division in race 8 from post 2. Kenny Arsenault picks up the catch drive for trainer Donald MacLennan and owner Megan Hinkley of Margaree, N.S. The now 13-year-old Cape Breton pacer had the biggest moment of his career six years ago during Old Home Week 2012 when he took his lifetime mark of 1:53.2. Young Man Matt (Driven by Jason Hughes) is second choice shipping in with the Patrick Shepherd stable of Ontario while Miss Sangria (Dale Spence) is picked for third for trainer George Rennison of Truro, N.S. The second division in race 10 has another member of Shepherd stable as the top pick as Just Blitzed leaves from post 3 with Steven Shepherd in the bike for owner Carl Kuepfer of Newton, Ontario. The five-year-old mare had been racing the $7,000 claiming ranks at Rideau Carleton Raceway outside of the nation’s capital. Beau Seelster (Adam Merner) makes a return to P.E.I. with post 2 for owner Myah Wilkie of New Waterford, N.S., with another Cape Breton pacer, Shanghai B G (Marc Campbell), also selected in the top three for trainer Jim Copley of Inverness. The Thursday program also features the $1,950 Open Trot with Freddie the probable top selection from post 4 with Campbell in the bike for trainer Bo Ford and owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Other top entries are Hop Up (Corey MacPherson) and Ontario ship-in Stan The Man (Hughes). For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

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