Oct. 3, 2020

Can Woodmere Stealdeal Make It To 11 In Island Breeders?

By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Woodmere Stealdeal has been unheeded so far in his career but he will have to contend with post 8 this week during Island Breeders Final action Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The capital oval switches to a 12:30 P.M. post time for Saturday afternoon cards starting this week and continuing for the rest of the season. This Saturday’s program has 15 dashes on tap with the $12,700 Island Breeders two-year-old pacing colt final lining up in race 13 in memory of Wendell Wallace. Woodmere Stealdeal rides a 10-race undefeated streak into the event for trainer Danny Romo and Nova Scotia owners Kevin Dorey and Robert Sumarah. The Steelhead Hanover colt will have Marc Campbell above the wheels again this week as the horse looks to keep his perfect record intact. Top contenders include Atlantic record holder Bettim Again (To be driven by Kenny Arsenault) from post 2 and Saltwater Savage (Mark Bradley) with post 5.

Race 10 of the day is the Collins Wood Memorial Island Breeder’s final for two-year-old pacing fillies carrying an $11,900 pot. Tobins Brownie has been exceptional as of late with a 1:56.2 victory last week in the Lady Slipper Stake. David Dowling returns to the seat of the post 5 starter for trainer Jonah Moase and owners James Quinn, Carl Peterson and Amy Lakie. Her top morning line rivals are Western Wish (Brodie MacPhee) and Need To Know (Jason Hughes).

Race 5 has the Charles Oakes Memorial Island Breeders Final for three-year-old trotters with the top trio of Go With Her (MacPhee), Mabou Ridge (Clare MacDonald) and Tequila Tuesday (Myles Heffernan Sr.) resuming their rivalry in the $8,000 event.

Mr Finlay Ridge (MacDonald) is the top choice in the opening dash of the day slated as the Island Breeder’s final Ralph Cole Memorial for two-year-old trotters with $7,800 on the line. The Armbro Barrister rookie’s top challenges come from the Tad The Stud duo of A Little Go Go (Campbell) and Dusty Lane Milo (Adam Merner).

The condensed stakes schedule did not allow for Island Breeders Final for three-year-old pacers so they will compete in $10,000 divisions of Ruby Chappell Stakes for sophomore pacing fillies in races 2, 4 and 7 as well as $9,800 Bob Dewar Memorial stake divisions for three-year-old colt pacers in races 3, 6 and 9.

The PEI Matinee Racing Finals will also be featured on the afternoon card with participants going to the gate after race 2 & 4. The horses, drivers and post positions are listed on their official Facebook page.

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Oct. 4, 2020


Time To Dance Takes On Top Dogs In Red Shores Summerside


By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores


SUMMERSIDE, PE – Win streaks are the theme of the weekend at Red Shores as Time To Dance will put his five-straight record to the test in Sunday afternoon’s Invitational pace at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

The 12-dash Sunday card has a 1 P.M. opening post time at the Prince County oval with the $4,000 Invitational pace lining up in the afternoon finale.


Gold Cup and Saucer champion Time To Dance will leave from post 4 in the field of six with trainer Marc Campbell aboard for owners Brent Campbell of Charlottetown and Matt McDonald of Edwards, Ont. The four-year-old son of A Rocknroll Dance has found the winner’s circle nine times this season while banking $60,115 in purses. He will again face off against Rose Run Quest on Sunday as the Gilles Barrieau trained and driven pacer will leave from post 3. The If I Can Dream gelding has had a win and two seconds in his last three tries.


Local favourite Heart And Soul has rail control with Jason Hughes in the bike for trainer George Riley while Gold Cup and Saucer runner-up Lisburn (To be driven by Kenny Arsenault) has post 2. Woodmere Ideal Art (David Dowling) leaves from post 5 with the outside post 6 belonging to Johnny Conroy Invitational runner-up Silver Beast (Dale Spence).

The Backstretch Beat in Sunday’s card puts the target firmly on Time To Dance’s back as the top contender. “Time To Dance rides into this event on a five-race win streak including the Gold Cup and Saucer final. This is his race to lose.”


The afternoon back-up class lines up in race 8 for a $2,750 pot. Brandons Glory is the morning line choice from the outside post 5 with Spence at the lines for trainer MacKenzie MacInnis and owner Cindy Gunn of Saint John, N.B. The tight knit field includes Legendary Ron (Adam Merner), Creepin (Dowling), Best To Hurst (Barrieau) and Soccer Hanover (Corey MacPherson).


The PEI Matinee Racing Finals will also be featured on the afternoon card with participants going to the gate after race 2 & 4. The horses, drivers and post positions are listed on their official Facebook page.


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