Day At The Track

Campbell finishes record season

06:29 PM 01 Jan 2018 NZDT
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Marc Campbell, Harness Racing
Marc Campbell
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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After demolishing record after record in the 2017 harness racing season Marc Campbell chose not to rest on his laurels winning six races in front of a packed house on the New Year's Eve card at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The Winsloe driver started the action off in race 1 winning with Dads Filly in 2:04.3 for Neal Moase of Warren Grove, followed by a race 4 victory with Woodmere Articblue in 2:02.1 from his own stable and another win from his own barn in race 8 with Eagle Jolt in the $2,000 back-up pace in 2:01.1.

Campbell teamed up with Scarlet Safari for a 2:05.2 win for trainer Brent Campbell of Charlottetown in race 9, then another win from his own outfit with Fern Hill Breeze in 2:00.4 in race 10 for the training triple. Driving win number six of the evening came in race 12 as Painted Pony prevailed in 2:01.4 for Raymond White of Murray River.

It would nearly seven wins but a flat tire in Campbell's final drive of the season in the race 13 $2,400 preferred pace would see Rose Run Quest and the record setting driver settle for second best. Adkins Hanover won the event in 1:59.4 for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Gross-Ile., Que. Woggy Rocks (Driven by Gary Chappell) finished third in the preferred pace.

The plurality of victories puts Campbell at 162 wins on the year at Red Shores Charlottetown for the new winning standard at the capital oval.

Drivingthedragon N won the $1,800 top pacing mare's event with a 2:00.4 score for trainer-driver Jason Hughes and owner Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. The iron tough Good Luck Kathy (Walter Cheverie) fell short of victory finishing a half-length behind in second in her 50th start of the season and 31sttop three finish.

Pictonian Storm capped off the year with a victory in the final race of the season for driver Wade Sorrie, trainer Austin Sorrie and owner Walter Simmons of Summerside in a time of 2:02.2.

Live racing continues at Red Shores returning to regular Saturday action with a 12:30 P.M. post time. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca.h

By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

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