PEI Weekend Racing News
May 19

The battle of the titans resumes in the Saturday night preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

First race post time is 6 p.m. for the 10-dash card with Adkins Hanover and Mr Irresistible having the rivalry squared up at two wins each. The six-horse field will line up in race nine with Adkins Hanover riding a two race win streak leaving from post six for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Quebec. Mr Irresistible has post five for driver Jason Hughes, conditioner Jennifer Trainor and owner Danny Birt of Stratford.

Adkins Hanover was a more narrow winner over Mr Irresistible last week but still gets the nod from race analyst Les MacIsaac.

“Adkins Hanover wasn’t quite as dominant last week as he was in his previous start but at the end of the day, it was the same result,” MacIsaac said. “We all know he’ll be setting up shop on the front end again and once there, there could be nothing but open road ahead.”

Other entries include Instant Shadow (Gilles Barrieau), Rash B Havior (Mike Peters), Junebugs Baby (Myles Heffernan) and Starcastic (Brian MacPhee).

The back-up pace hits the track in the race 10 finale with Narragansett favoured for victory over Beau Seelster. Narragansett has rail control for trainer-driver Hughes and owner Foxyhall Racing of Nova Scotia, but Beau Seelster rides a pair of second place finishes into the showdown and draws post two for driver MacPherson, co-owner and trainer Kyle Wilkie of Stratford and co-owner Mallory Lewis of St. Peters Bay.

Other top contenders include Mick Dundee (Donald MacNeill) fresh off an impressive 2:00 qualifier with post 3 and Jinglewriter from post 6 for driver Adam Merner after winning her latest outing in 1:59.3.

Red Shores Charlottetown is proud to support the Maritime Greyhound Adoption Program. Customers can purchase tickets for their fundraiser at the track. Prizes include a PEI’s Best BBQ Basket and a dog prize package donated by Blue Ribbon Pet Supply.

Summerside Season Starts Monday

The 2017 season is off and racing on Victoria Day Monday as live racing returns to Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

First race post time is 1 p.m. for the 10 dash holiday card with the afternoon feature a wide open affair. The $2,000 feature event lines up in race nine with newcomer Mando Fun handicapped with the outside in the five horse field.

Mando Fun was claimed for $6,500 on January 21 at Flamboro Downs in Ontario by new co-owner and trainer Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley and co-owner Donald Callbeck of Kensington. He was impressive in his qualifier winning in 1:58.1 at the Summerside Raceway. The winner of 11 lifetime races has a career best of 1:53.3 taken over Scioto Downs in Ohio and gets the services of Dale Spence in his East Coast debut.

Other entries in the Victoria Day feature include Pictonian Storm from post four dropping from the preferred ranks at Red Shores Charlottetown and getting the catch driving talents of Gary Chappell for trainer Wade Sorrie, and post 3 starter D Bs Rosco with Kenny Arsenault in the bike. Sporty B Skipalong (Norris Rogers) and Machinthesand (Ken Murphy) round out the field.

The back-up pace lines up in race 3 for a $1,500 purse with Tipsy Mcstaggers making her Island debut from post two for driver Rogers, co-owner and trainer Jay Noye and co-owners Mary Jean Noye of Pleasant Valley and Bill and Denise Andrew of Alberta. The five-year-old daughter of Badlands Hanover was racing between Western Fair Raceway in Ontario and Northville Downs in Michigan before making the move East. Her new rivals will include Howmac Missy (Marc Campbell) riding a two-race win streak and Lexis Mandy (Chappell).

The program will also see the pari-mutuel return of driver Walter Cheverie, who last drove in a race on Aug. 28 in Summerside before taking a hiatus from the sulky due to health reasons. Cheverie has five drives on the card including the morning line favorite in three of those events.

For race programs, top picks or live broadcasts go to www.redshores.ca
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