Heart and Soul, Adkins Hanover Face Off in Feature

CHARLOTTTETOWN, PE – A full field of top tier pacers are set to collide in the Saturday afternoon preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

First race post time is 12:30 P.M. for the 16-dash program as the capital oval shifts to racing once a week for the winter meet. Heart And Soul rides a two-race win streak into the race 16 preferred finale for a $2,550 purse for trainer-driver Walter Cheverie. The son of Western Paradise will leave from post 4 in the afternoon feature for owner Riley Farms Ltd., of Summerside, while race favorite Adkins Hanover is saddled with post 7 for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Trevor Hicken.

Jeb was a winner in last two outings and gets rail control for trainer-driver Jason Hughes in the top class and the ultra-consistent Winter Blast has post 2 for conditioner Jennifer Trainor with Adam Merner picking up the catch driving call. Other entries include Cartoon Daddy (Vaughan Doyle), Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell), Woggy Rocks (Gary Chappell), and Forever Paradise (Ken Murphy).

The top mares on the Island will meet in race 12 for a $2,000 purse with Drivingthedragon N the morning line favorite from post 4 for trainer-driver Hughes and owner Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. Formerly the top mare on the Eastern Seaboard, Drivingthedragon N was racing in the U.S. when she suffered an injury earlier in the year. She made her first start back in pari-mutuel action last week in Charlottetown finishing second to Best Risque and driver Gilles Barrieau. This week, Barrieau returned to his hometown of Saint John, N.B., for the winter with Ken Murphy picking up the driving duties on Best Risque from post 9 on Saturday.

Old Buck has been quietly amassing a solid season of racing on P.E.I. in 2017 and rides a two-race win streak into post 5 in race 15 with Hughes in the bike for owner-trainer Alan MacDonald of Summerisde. The four-year-old son of Ameripan Gigolo has had seven wins from 26 starts this year, racing primarily at Red Shores Summerside and is installed at 3-1 morning line odds Saturday afternoon. The $1,800 event has Painted Desert as the early favorite from post 6 for driver MacPherson.

Bad Silver is a newcomer to Island racing, making her debut in race 6 for trainer-driver Todd Walsh of Charlottetown. The four-year-old daughter of Badlands Hanover had been racing at Dover Downs in Delaware. Bad Silver gets post 5 in the $900 class at 8-1 odds.

By Nicholas Oakes

December Race Weekend Underway

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Mainlanders and locals will clash in the Saturday afternoon featured event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as part of weekend long racing at the capital oval.

First race post time is 12:30 P.M. for the 12-dash Saturday program with another card of racing scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 12:30 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown.

On the Saturday card, race 11 will be the featured event with a newcomer to Island racing, Silverinyourpocket, getting rail control in the $2,250 preferred 2 class for trainer-driver Jason Hughes and owner Robi Hughes of Stratford. The three-year-old son of Badlands Hanover was a runner-up in his first East Coast outing last week, pacing in 1:57.1 but has some seasoned competition this Saturday. Weather Hanover has post 2 shipping in from Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia for trainer Jeff Ellis. The six-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere has been installed as the morning line favourite with Gilles Barrieau in the race bike. Goliath Reigns also makes the trek to Charlottetown from Truro, N.S., getting the driving services of Dale Spence from post 3 for trainer Dawn Ellis Abbott.

Race analyst Les MacIsaac likes the superior post position of Silverinyourpocket.

“Silverinyourpocket was a bang up second in his local debut and now that he’s back on the seven day rotation and over the relocation process he could be the one to knock off,” MacIsaac said.

Other preferred 2 entries include Painted Desert (Corey MacPherson), The Big Bite (Marc Campbell) and Heart And Soul (Walter Cheverie).

A compact field of five Open trotters compete in race 3 for a $1,700 purse. Holy Molie Maggie earns favourite status from post 5 with Corey MacPherson driving for co-owner and trainer Jeff Holmes of Orwell and co-owner Trevor MacDonald of Vernon Bridge. The eight-year-old daughter of Holy Guacamolie has been rock solid all season with seven wins and $12,331 in the bank from 29 starts this year. Other top race 3 trot entries include Wedgewood (Gary Chappell) and Dusty Lane Jacob (Ken Murphy).

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – It seems the 2017 season at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park has been all about Marc Campbell and he will try to continue the trend in his record setting season Sunday afternoon at the capital oval.

First race post time is 12:30 P.M. for the 12-dash program with the $2,550 preferred pace lining up in the finale with Rose Run Quest controlling the rail for trainer-driver Campbell. The Blair Hansen owned pacer has been on top of his game since relocating the P.E.I. this summer and will look to help add to Campbell’s remarkable 2017 tempo. Red Shores Charlottetown leading driver Marc Campbell continued his quest to rewrite history last weekend at the capital oval netting win number 145 of the season. That victory topped the previous driving win high of 144 win at Red Shores Charlottetown set in 2016, also by Campbell. The Winsloe native is in the midst of the second-highest win season of Atlantic Canadian harness racing history. Campbell has 238 wins so far this season racing on the East Coast, bested only by Steve Mahar, who won 284 races campaigning from New Brunswick in 1990. Rose Run Quest will try to add to those totals for Campbell but he has to knock off the red hot Adkins Hanover to do it. Adkins Hanover has four wins and a second from his last five starts for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Trevor Hicken but is now handicapped with post 8 this week. Czar Seelster will look for redemption from post 5 in the class after finishing second in last week’s preferred pace but being placed to sixth for making a breaking in the stretch drive.

Race analyst Les MacIsaac will again ire on the side of post position in selecting Rose Run Quest in the Sunday afternoon feature top position.

“Rose Run Quest has been out of the top three once since Old Home Week and that includes an extended winning streak last month,” MacIsaac said. “After drawing outside in his last couple the rail could be the deciding factor today.”

Other entries include newcomer Winter Blast (Jason Hughes), Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie), Woggy Rocks (Gary Chappell), Forever Paradise (Gilles Barrieau) and Red Magician (Adam Merner).

Race 9 will see the return of Drivingthedragon N, who is fresh off a qualifier and leaving from post 7 for trainer-driver Hughes and owner Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. The daughter of Sutter Hanover last raced in June while winning in 1:55.4 over a sloppy track at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania.

Cartoon Daddy has recently been announced for 2018 stallion duty at Meridian Farms in Milton, P.E.I., but will race on the P.E.I. circuit first. His East Coast debut will be in race 10 Sunday afternoon for trainer-driver Vaughan Doyle and owners William Andrew of Calgary, Alta., and Brian Andrew of Milton. The $460,000 earner has drawn post 7 in the $2,000 event at 10-1 morning line odds.

 

Campbell Claims MacDonald Memorial; Sets New Win Record

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The Paul MacDonald Memorial Driving Championship came right down to the last race Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The championship pitting eight of the track’s top drivers was sponsored by the P.E.I. Standardbred Horse Owner’s Association as part of annual horse person’s day celebrations. Corey MacPherson went into the final leg in control of the point standings by a narrow one point lead over Marc Campbell, Jason Hughes and Gilles Barrieau all tied in second place. As fate would have it, MacPherson finished fourth in the final leg with those three drivers finishing in the triactor ticket. Campbell won with Fly With Max in 1:57.2 to put him just one win away from his overall Red Shores Charlottetown wins record, after winning a race earlier in the competition.

The victory secured the MacDonald Memorial trophy for Campbell with 61 points, over Jason Hughes who finished second with 60 points and MacPherson and Barrieau in a tie for third with 59 points each. Kenny Arsenault came in fifth with 53 points in the eight race championship, followed by Adam Merner in sixth with 50 points, Earl Smith in seventh at 40 points and Don MacNeill eighth with 34 points.

Nogreatmischief captured the Saturday afternoon feature in 1:57.1 for co-owner, trainer and driver Walter Cheverie and co-owner the Estate of John Thompson of Charlottetown, who passed away recently. The $2,250 event saw newcomer Silverinyourpocket (Driven by Hughes) finish second and Weather Hanover (Dale Spence) in third.

Merner, Hughes and Barrieau also had driving doubles on the program, while Hughes’ wins both came from his own stable for the training double.

Nov. 26, 2017

Campbell Crushes Record

By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Adkins Hanover dominated the preferred pace again Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park but all eyes were on Marc Campbell as the Winsloe reinsman continued his historic season of East Coast racing.

The ‘King’ of Island racing, Campbell had two winners on the program as he slid past his all-time driving win record at Red Shores Charlottetown winning with Female Finesse in 2:02.2 to tie his 144 single season win record at the capital oval. Later in the card, Campbell teamed up with Best Risque for win 145 of the season as he continues his march towards a new win standard.

Adkins Hanover had the fastest win of the day, capturing the $2,550 preferred pace in 1:55.4 for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. Czar Seelster (Steven Shepherd) finished second but was placed back to sixth for interference while on a break during the stretch drive. Rose Run Quest (Campbell) was third and placed second, while Red Magician (Adam Merner) was placed up to third.

Kyle Gillis of Charlottetown had a moment he will never forget as he scored his first lifetime driving win. The 20-year-old Truro, Nova Scotia native steered veteran pacer Top Of The Morning to a 1:59.4 victory off a two-hole ride. Gillis trains and leases the now 29-time winner.

Jason Hughes had three wins on the 12-dash card winning with Mr Irresistible in 1:58.3 for conditioner Jennifer Trainor of Earnescliffe, Ultimatelyhandsome for trainer Sifroi Melanson of New Brunswick and Old Buck in 1:58.4 for Alan MacDonald of Summerside.

Norris Rogers and MacPherson both had driving doubles on the program.

By Nicholas Oakes

Paul MacDonald Memorial Drivers Championship

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The annual Paul MacDonald Memorial driving challenge is set for Saturday afternoon with a top slate of eight drivers competing for the honour at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

First race post time is 12:30 P.M. for the 12-dash program. The driving championship is part of Horse Person’s Day sponsored by the P.E.I. Standardbred Horse Owner’s Association. The challenge will pit the top four dash winners against some top percentage drivers to see who will land on top. The top dash winning drivers category will have Marc Campbell, Jason Hughes, Gilles Barrieau and Adam Merner. The championship also has the top two percentage drivers with over 75 starts, they are Corey MacPherson and Kenny Arsenault, while a special part of the annual challenge has the top two percentage drivers with 40 to 75 drives thrown into the mix. That category has Don MacNeill and Earl Smith competing this year. The drivers will compete in races 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 with the top point earner receiving the MacDonald Memorial trophy, in honour of former dash winning driver Paul MacDonald, who passed away in 2008.

Campbell is just three wins away from making more history with 141 wins so far this season, just shy of his 144 record win total at the Charlottetown set in the 2016 season.

The afternoon feature lines up in race 12 for a $2,250 purse sponsored by Larry Chappell Construction. The deep group of preferred 2 pacers has Likely To Win as the morning line favourite from post 4 for driver Merner, trainer Melissa Rennie and Nova Scotia owners Blenise Young and Lester Campbell along with Alberta owner Jeffrey Campbell. The seven-year-old son of Western Terror has been rock solid all season with seven wins, including one in 1:56.1. Silverinyourpocket is a newcomer for the Jason Hughes stable and has post 2 in the event. Hughes will drive the three-year-old son of Badlands Hanover for new owner Robi Hughes of Stratford. The pacer was competing on the Ontario circuit, recently winning in 1:55.1 over Flamboro Downs for trainer Richard Moreau. Weather Hanover ships in from Truro for the race, getting post 5 for trainer Jeff Ellis and catch-driver Dale Spence.

Other entries in the afternoon top event include Nogreatmischief (Driven by Walter Cheverie), Painted Desert (MacPherson), The Big Bite (Arsenault), Zingers Laugh (Campbell) and Simon Said (Mark Bradley).

The Horse Person’s Card will also see prizes for winning owners, trainer and grooms as well as second chance draws to thank fans for their support all season.

Sunday afternoon action

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Adkins Hanover has been red hot lately and fits right into the top tier action slated for Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The action kicks off at 12:30 P.M. at the capital oval will 12 races on tap. Adkins Hanover has won three of his last four starts and does not have to face the one horse that beat him again this week. Corey MacPherson drives the Trevor Hicken trainee from post 2 in the $2,550 preferred pace for owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. The eight-year-old son of Western Ideal has an impressive 13 wins all ready this season with over $33,000 in the bank. His best work is off the front end and gets an inside post to work with this week. Red Magician gets rail control with Adam Merner in the bike while Forever Paradise has a two-race win streak on the line from post 3 for driver Gilles Barrieau.

Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees Adkins Hanover as the one to beat.

“Adkins Hanover has won three of his last four and gets a post that should provide a fairly easy path to the front,” MacIsaac said. “Once he gets there, there could be nothing but open road ahead.”

Other entries include Woggy Rocks (Driven by Jason Hughes), Czar Seelster (Todd Weatherbee), Allstar Seelster (Norris Rogers) and Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell).

The Open Mares pace lines up in race 10 in the Geraldine Watts Memorial for a $2,250 purse. Good Luck Kathy captured the event last week but is shouldered with post 6 on Sunday for driver Jason Hughes, conditioner Jennifer Trainor and owner Danny Birt of Stratford. Woodmere Articblue was a narrow miss in this class last week and gets post 4 on Sunday for trainer-driver Campbell. The class also includes Brodys Leona (MacPherson), Dusty Lane Zendaya (Walter Cheverie), Prettyndangerous (Merner) and Itsallabouthebass (Kenny Arsenault).

Race 4 has a newcomer to Island racing with Donald Doc leaving off the rail for new owner-trainer-driver Terry Gallant. The four-year-old son of Big Bad John has 10 lifetime wins, $48,280 in earnings and a mark of 1:54.4 taken over Dayton Raceway in Ohio. Donald Doc recently went through the Blooded Horse Sale in Ohio for $3,500 U.S.

By Nicholas Oakes

Final Card of the Season Sunday at Summerside

SUMMERSIDE, PE – The action winds down on racing in Western P.E.I. on Sunday afternoon with one final action packed card for the 2017 season at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

The 12-dash program kicks off at 1 P.M. with the featured pacing lining up in race 11 for a $2,400 purse. Painted Desert has been no worse than second in his last three tries in this class including two victories but has to overcome post 6 for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. The veteran son of Western Ideal has been on top of his game this season with five wins including a lifetime mark tying score of 1:55.3. Forever Paradise will loom a real danger in their Sunday afternoon showdown from post 2 with trainer Kevin MacLean electing to put Red Shores Summerside leading driver Marc Campbell at the lines. Nicknamed the ‘King’ of Island racing, Campbell has complete control over the driving and training standings at Red Shores Summerside with 57 driving wins and 26 training wins at the half-mile oval by healthy margins over his competition. He will attempt to add to his driving total with Forever Paradise and race analyst Bo Ford thinks he can do it.

“Forever Paradise has been going toe to toe with the best the region has to offer right down his card,” Ford said. “Expect with his gate speed and inside position that (driver) Campbell can make front, control it and use his eighth-of-a-mile sprint to win it in the lane.”

Other entries in the top event include Jeb (Driven by Jason Hughes), Machinthesand (Ken Murphy), Red Magician (Adam Merner), Allstar Seelster (Norris Rogers) and Junebugs Baby (Myles Heffernan).

The final race of the 2017 Prince County racing season is sponsored by Red Shores Summerside, as is race 1, with Instant Shadow the morning line favorite in the $1,400 finale event for driver MacPherson, trainer Sifroi Melanson and New Brunswick owners Ultimate Stables of Greater Lakeburn and Robert Kyle of Calhoun.

The afternoon back-up pace has another New Brunswick horse favored with J Rs Hurricane drawing that distinction for owner-trainer Jean Charles Belliveau of Scoudoc. Merner drives the mainland pacer from post 6 in race 7 with other top entries in that class including George (Walter Cheverie) and Mando Fun (Kenny Arsenault).

By Nicholas Oakes

 

Adkins Hanover Favored in Remembrance Day Pace

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The front end is where Adkins Hanover does he best work and will look to replicate that tactic Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The 14-dash card has a special 2 P.M. post time this Saturday in respect for Remembrance Day services being held across the province earlier in the day. Adkins Hanover headlines the 14-dash card in the afternoon finale from post 5 for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. The $2,400 event has Adkins Hanover as the morning line choice fresh off a pair of victories in this class in his latest outings. Czar Seelster has been hot since relocating to red soil with three wins and a second from four East Coast starts but has to contend with post 7 this week for trainer-driver Todd Weatherbee. The class also sees Woggy Rocks make his Red Shores Charlottetown debut for trainer Neal Moase after winning the top event on Nov. 1 at Red Shores Summerside. Leading driver Marc Campbell is listed to drive the son of Rocknroll Hanover.

Race analyst Les MacIsaac likes the chances of post 5 starter Adkins Hanover.

“Adkins Hanover dominated his last two races from start to finish,” MacIsaac said. “If he can secure an uncontested lead again like he did in those, a threepeat is a good possibility.”

Other entries in the Saturday afternoon preferred include Simon Said (Driven by Mark Bradley), Likely To Win (Adam Merner), Smiley Bayama (Gary Chappell), Goliath Reigns (Dale Spence), Elm Grove Kaboom (Earl Smith) and The Big Bite (Walter Cheverie).

Prettyndangerous will seek redemption in the race 9 Mares Open pace for a $2,250 purse. The Bo Ford trainee dominated the class for a portion of the season but has hit a rut in recent weeks after drawing outside posts. Adam Merner will steer the mare from post 2 in this week’s seven-horse field with Itsallabouthebass favored from the outside post 7 with Kenny Arsenault in the bike while riding a two-race win streak in this class.

The $1,850 Open trot hits the track in race 3 with Freddie returning to competition against trotters but handicapped with post 8 for trainer-driver Campbell and owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. The five-year-old Majestic Son trotter has had 11 wins from 21 starts this season prompting the race secretary to put him in with a class of pacers in his last start, where he finished seventh in 2:01.1. He gets seven same-gaited foes Saturday including Holy Molie Maggie (MacPherson) and Wedgewood (Chappell).

By Nicholas Oakes

 

 

Drive For Charity Wraps Up for 2017

Charlottetown, PE – Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside wrapped up the 2017 Drive for Charity promotion on Saturday with $13,400 raised for local charities. Now in its sixth year, the campaign has earned just over $70,000

The Drive for Charity event featured 11 of Prince Edward Island’s top harness drivers, based on 2016 statistics from Charlottetown and Summerside racetracks. The drivers partnered with Island businesses to raise the money.

Here are the participating businesses, drivers and their charities.

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino– Jason Hughes – PEI Hospice Foundation

Daniel R Ross Ltd – Gary Chappell – Camp Gencheff

Meridian Farms – Gilles Barrieau – Kidsport PEI

A&M Snow Removal – Walter Cheverie – MS Society

Hansen Electric – Adam Merner – Canadian Mental Health

MacQuarrie’s Meats – Ken Murphy – Upper Room Food Bank

Metro Home Building Centre – Mike McGuigan – Dreams Take Flight

Ocean 100 – Marc Campbell– Olivia Ruth MacLeod Memorial Fund with the Holland College Foundation

Charlottetown Veterinary Clinic  – Terry Gallant – Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation in memory of Shelley Gass

MacRae Backhoe and Trucking– Corey MacPherson – Santa’s Angel’s

‘Syntrak Print and Graphic Design – Kenny Arsenault – Autism Society of PEI

The promotion began Thursday June 1st, 2017 and wrapped up on Sunday October 29th, 2017.

By Lee Drake

 

 

Top Prince County Pacers Clash Sunday

SUMMERSIDE, PE – Heart And Soul is now a permanent Island resident and will look to make his mark in the Sunday afternoon top event at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

The 12-dash cards hits the track at 1 P.M. with Heart And Soul leaving from post 2 in the $2,100 event for trainer-driver Walter Cheverie and owner Riley Farms Ltd., of Summerside. The champion son of Western Paradise was trained the entirety of his career by Clare MacDonald in Nova Scotia while banking over $82,000 but moved to the care of George Riley recently to finish fourth Wednesday night in Summerside. He now moved to the care of Nine Mile Creek trainer Cheverie and gets installed as second choice at 3-1 odds Sunday afternoon. Eagle Jolt is the morning line choice from the outside in the six-horse field for trainer-driver Marc Campbell while Ultimatelyhandsome has rail control with Jason Hughes in the bike for trainer Sifroi Melanson. J Rs Hurricane leaves from post 3 fresh off a pair of wins for driver Adam Merner and trainer Jean Charles Belliveau. Mando Fun has been the bridesmaid in recent events with three seconds and a third in his last four starts and gets Kenny Arsenault back in the bike Sunday. Post 5 has Allstar Seelster at 7-2 odds for driver Norris Rogers.

The race 12 back-up pace carries a $1,800 purse with Machinthesand holding the coveted rail position for driver Ken Murphy, trainer Hughie Murphy and Summerisde owners Noonan Holdings Ltd., and Russell and Karen Noonan. Red Shores Summerside’s leading driver, Campbell, will steer Bet Er All from post 5 for Ralph Sweet of O’Leary.

By Nicholas Oakes

 

Post Relief for Ramblinglily

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – When the competition is as fierce as the Open pacing mares class has been all season, post position can make the world of difference and that will be put to the test Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The 14-dash card kicks off at 12:30 P.M. with the Open pacing mares contesting race 12 on the program for a $2,250. The eight horse field has Itsallabouthebass as the morning line favorite from post 3 fresh off a victory in this class last week. The daughter of Yankee Cruiser had post 2 for that latest outing and gets Kenny Arsenault back at the controls this week for trainer Jeff Holmes, who co-owns the mare with Trevor and David MacDonald of Vernon Bridge and Leonard Doyle of Vernon River. Ramblinglily missed the board in her last two starts with outside posts in both events but gets post 2 to work with Saturday afternoon for driver Ken Murphy and trainer Allan Jones. Prettyndangerous has been a force in this class all season with post 5 Saturday for driver Adam Merner while Brodys Leona has rail control and has proven in the past she can upset her favoured foes.

Race analyst Les MacIsaac gives the nod to Ramblinglily who finally gets an inside position on the starting gate.

“Ramblinglily had to battle tough posts in her last couple so landing in the two hole is a big break,” MacIsaac said. “If (Driver) Kenny Murphy can get her to an uncontested lead and steal a fraction it could be all over.”

Other entries in Saturday’s deep Open Mares event include Hurricane Hill (Walter Cheverie), Nikes Cowgirl (Marc Campbell), West River Ambyr (Steven Shepherd) and Good Luck Kathy (Jason Hughes).

Rose Run Quest was defeated in last weekend’s preferred pace and gets a chance at redemption against Adkins Hanover this Saturday in the race 13 preferred pace. Campbell holds the lines of Rose Run Quest from post 4 for owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown after seeing his win streak snapped at four in latest outing with a nose decision behind Adkins Hanover, who gets post 5 in Saturday’s $2,400 contest with Corey MacPherson driving. The field also contains Smiley Bayma (Cheverie), Forever Paradise (Murphy), Red Magician (Merner) and Elm Grove Kaboom (Earl Smith).

Race 11 has the Joyriders Pace with a $1,800 purse. Nogreatmischief is the favorite and has rail control for trainer-driver Cheverie, who co-owns with John Thompson of Charlottetown.

By Nicholas Oakes

Woggy Rocks Takes Summerside Feature

Summerside, PE – Woggy Rocks, under the command of Adam Merner, put away Painted Desert in deep stretch to win the Wednesday night top class at Red Shores Summerside. The newcomer stopped the timer in 1:56.4. Neal Moase trains the six-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover for owner Mikeala Wheaton, Cornwall, PE. Painted Desert (Corey MacPherson) held on for second with Allstar Seelster (Norris Rogers) third. The 5-2-7 combination returned $197.80. It was Merner’s second winner of the night after clicking with J RS Hurricane earlier on the card.

In other action, Rojans White Jet captured the Ivan & Isabelle Cameron memorial for driver Marc Campbell and owner-trainer Ralph Sweet, O’Leary, PE. The mare notched her second win in a row and fifth win of the 2017 campaign.

Drivers Dale Spence and Norris Rogers also recorded driving doubles on the program. Spence scored with Dancers Pass for trainer Blaine McKenna and Jays Little Spark for conditioner Gregory MacInnis. Rogers rallied with Instant Shadow for trainer Sifroi Melanson and Darth Bader for owner Edward Harvey, Tyne Valley, PE.

By Lee Drake