Complete Player sets new SRW track record

For three-year-old colts

Published on July 16, 2017

Marc Campbell was presented with the Basil Whelan Memorial Award for top driver during Governor’s Plate Week of harness racing at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Saturday night. Campbell finished with 14 wins during the six-card meet. Members of the Whelan family, from left, presented the award to Campbell: Barry Bassett, Robert Morrissey, Patrick Noonan, Pauline Bassett, Patsy Noonan and Ivan Noonan.

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SUMMERSIDE – Complete Player completed the hat trick on Saturday night.

Complete Player, driven by Mark Bradley for trainer Tom Weatherbie and owner David Kennedy of Charlottetown, set a new track record for three-year-old pacing colts at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway. Complete Player stopped the clock in 1:53.4 – a new race-win record – in winning a $12,940 A Division of the Atlantic Sires Stakes.
Fractions were 27.1, 55.5 and 1:24.3.
It was the third night in a row a new track record was set. Walter Cheverie drove Osprey Impact to a new trotting mark of 1:57.2 on Friday night, and Sock It Away established a new standard for two-year-old colts – 1:56 – on Thursday evening.
Ashes To Ashes (1:55.4) won the other A event while Colin N Down (1:59), Redwhiteandboots (1:59.3) and Ryan’s Allstar (1:57.2) all established race-win records in the $2,500 B events for three-year-old colts.

Open mares
Another highlight of the 16-dash card was the $3,500 open mares final. Cheverie drove Ramblinglily to victory in 1:55.4 for owners Allan Jones of Riverview, N.B., and Norman Legere of Shediac, N.B. Jones also does the training.
Other winners were:
Formidable (1:58.3 – new race-win record), Southfield Spirit (1:58.1 – new race-win record), Painted Desert (1:58.4), Relleno Hanover (1:59.1), Twomacsoneshadow (1:58), Pictonian Storm (1:55.2), Minor Wisdom (1:58.4), Jeb (1:55.1), His Boy Elroy (1:55.2) in the Governor’s Plate consolation and Do Over Hanover (1:53.2 – the fastest mile of the night) in the Governor’s Plate final.

Top driver
Marc Campbell won the Basil Whelan Memorial Award for top driver during Governor’s Plate Week. Campbell registered 14 wins to edge out Jason Hughes, who made things interesting with four wins on Saturday night to finish with 11.
Gilles Barrieau had a driving triple while Campbell, Cheverie and Gary Chappell all made two trips to the winner’s circle Saturday.
The total wager was $77,709.