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The Marc Campbell-driven Maybeitsmaybelline, 4, edged out Silverhill Misty, driven by Jason Hughes, to win a $6,000 division of the Ruby Chappell Memorial Stakes for three-year-old fillies at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Sunday. Corey MacPherson drove Dusty Lane Artiste, 1, to a third-place finish. It was one of four drives on the matinee card for Campbell. Time of the mile was 1:58.3 – a new race-win record.
The Marc Campbell-driven Maybeitsmaybelline, 4, edged out Silverhill Misty, driven by Jason Hughes, to win a $6,000 division of the Ruby Chappell Memorial Stakes for three-year-old fillies at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Sunday. Corey MacPherson drove Dusty Lane Artiste, 1, to a third-place finish. It was one of four drives on the matinee card for Campbell. Time of the mile was 1:58.3 – a new race-win record. - Jason Simmonds

Murphy reaches career milestone

SUMMERSIDE – The ‘King’ of Island racing looked to regain his groove as he made four visits to the winner’s circle at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
The first stakes’ action of the season on red soil highlighted the 13-dash program.
Marc Campbell scored his grand slam during a card riddled with Ruby Chappell Memorial Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies, and Bob Dewar Memorial Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts.
Sock It Away continued his undefeated season in his $5,400 Dewar event, winning in 1:57 for Campbell, trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Campbell also won a split of the $6,000 Ruby Chappell with Maybeitsmaybelline in a mile time of 1:58.3 for trainer Tom Weatherbie and owners Blair Hansen of Charlottetown and Cheryl Geldart Greer of Norton, N.B.
The leading reinsman made his other winning scores in overnight events with Confident Fella in 1:57 for trainer Ralph Sweet of O’Leary, and Mando Fun in 1:56.4 for Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley.

Half Cut, driven by Mark Bradley, leads the way as the field turns for home in a $5,400 division of the Bob Dewar Memorial Stakes for three-year-old colts at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Sunday afternoon. Half Cut won the race in 1:56.1.
Half Cut, driven by Mark Bradley, leads the way as the field turns for home in a $5,400 division of the Bob Dewar Memorial Stakes for three-year-old colts at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Sunday afternoon. Half Cut won the race in 1:56.1.

 

Fastest mile
Tangled Mind recorded the fastest win of the day in Dewar Memorial Stakes’ action, stopping the clock in 1:55.3 for trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau and New Brunswick owners Michael Clinton of Saint John and Alfred Barrieau of Dieppe. The winner in the other $5,400 Dewar divisions were Dustylanewesty (driven by Clare MacDonald) in 1:57.4, Half Cut (Mark Bradley) in 1:56.1 and The Colonel (Barrieau) in 1:56.3.
In other Ruby Chappell Memorial Stakes, R Es Shabla (Corey MacPherson) won her $6,000 split in 1:58.3, and Woodmere Ceilidh (MacDonald) was a winner in identical time.

It was a special victory for Gary Chappell at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Sunday afternoon. Chappell steered Tobins Terror to a 1:59.3 victory in one of the $6,000 Ruby Chappell Memorial Stake races for three-year-old fillies. The race honours the memory of Chappell’s grandmother.
It was a special victory for Gary Chappell at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Sunday afternoon. Chappell steered Tobins Terror to a 1:59.3 victory in one of the $6,000 Ruby Chappell Memorial Stake races for three-year-old fillies. The race honours the memory of Chappell’s grandmother.

 

One Chappell division stayed in the family as Tobins Terror was a 1:59.3 victor for trainer-driver Gary Chappell. The daughter of Stonebridge Terror is owned by Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd., of Crapaud and Daniel Ross of Belfast.
Although Tobins Terror was the winner, the race also marked a career milestone as Ken Murphy finished second with Woodmere Wyldstyle and put the driver over $1 million in career purse earnings.

The horses line up behind starting gate at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
The horses line up behind starting gate at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Sunday afternoon.

 

The total wager was $36,511.
Live racing continues in Summerside on Sunday, June 3,  at 1 p.m.

Compiled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores.

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