Night To Remember For MacPherson At Summerside

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Published: September 20, 2023 11:10 pm EDT

Cornwall, P.E.I. driver Corey MacPherson was all systems go on the rescheduled Wednesday (Sept. 20) evening card at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway with five wins. 

MacPherson started his handful of wins late on the program as his first victory was in race eight in a leg of the Fox Group Island Trot Challenge for a $5,300 purse. Striking Pride sat last with MacPherson above the wheels and swooped in the stretch drive to win in 1:59.4 from the Paul Morrison barn as the longest shot on the board at 22-1 post time odds. Morrison co-owns the daughter of Striking Lindsey with John Breau and Jillian Furness. 

Dow Awesome had a 9-1 upset with MacPherson in the seat for trainer Dwane MacEachern in 2:00.4 in the race nine Ivan & Isabelle Cameron Memorial.  

The Bob MacInnis Memorial featured more MacPherson steering JJ Patrick to a 1:58.1 neck decision from the Ricky Armstrong stable in race 10. 

With a 1:58.4 win aboard Southfield Skye at 18-1 odds in race 11, MacPherson reached 1,500 career victories. 

Win number 1,501 was not far behind for MacPherson as the race 13 evening finale supplied a 1:56.2 win with Now Showing (pictured above) from the Leslie Waite barn. 

In other action, Melody Maker won the $3,600 Preferred Pace in 1:54.4 for driver Dale Spence and owner/trainer Greg MacInnis of Tyne Valley, P.E.I. The dash had an incredible opening quarter as Vino Louie (Brady Sweet) strung Woodmere Ideal Art (David Dowling) to the first station in :26.3 while Melody Maker watched it all unfold from last. 

Well Did had a 1:58 score in the race three Humans Of Harness Racing Pace for trainer/driver Paul Langille.

The City Of Summerside Pace went to trainer/driver David Dowling with Southfield Sandy in a 2:02.3 front-end victory.  

Live racing continues Thursday evening (Sept. 21) at 6 p.m. at Red Shores Charlottetown featuring the Brian Andrew Memorial for two-year-old trotters and the P.E.I. Colt Stakes Graduates Mares Series final, presented by JD Marine and Diving Inc., and the P.E.I. Standardbred Breeder’s Association. 

To view Wednesday's harness racing results, click the following link: Wednesday Results - Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

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