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Campbell makes five trips to CDP winner's circle in final card of winter meet

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The fact that some of harness racing’s greatest horseman have hailed from Prince Edward Island makes Marc Campbell’s continued provincial dominance even more impressive.

The ‘King’ of Island racing closed out the winter meet by making five trips to the winner’s circle Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park (CDP).

He teamed up with Eagle Jolt out of his own stable to win the $2,300 top class in 1:57.2 for the 55th win of the pacer’s career. Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Stratford hold the ownership papers of the 11-year-old son of Village Jolt. The top event saw second place go to Drivingthedragon N (Jason Hughes) with Keep Coming (Adam Merner) completing the $120 triactor ticket.

Campbell had a pair of other winner’s from his stable as Woodmere Articblue stopped the clock in 1:58.4 and Fern Hill Breeze won the final dash of the season in a lifetime best 1:59.1.

Iswhatitis and Campbell clicked in 2:01.3. for the pacer’s third win in a row for Neal Moase of Warren Grove, while the Kyle Wilkie-trained Mach Of Ballykeel was a 2:00.1 victor with Campbell in tow.

After setting a new dash win record for CDP in 2017, Campbell again leads the driver's standings with 14 wins after three cards in 2018.

Corey MacPherson recorded a driving double on the program. Live racing returns to P.E.I. in April.

– Compiled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores.


CDP Results

Harness racing results from Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

Race 1 – Jays Little Spark (C. MacPherson) 18.20 2.90 2.70; Hp Rubis Joyce (M. Bradley) 2.10 2.90; Regal Party Girl (D. Dowling) 4.70.

Times: 29.3, 101.1, 132.2, 203.1. Also ran: Redwhiteandboots, Vintage Winner, Leaveitwithme, Solanos Dragon. Winning horse owned by Chris MacInnis, North Wiltshire. Exactor 2-3 $14.80; Triactor 2-3-5 $91.20; Superfecta 2-3-5-6 $254.45.

Race 2 – Woodmere Articblue (M. Campbell) 2.10 2.10 2.10; Collective Wisdom (R. Matheson) 2.30 2.10; Cougar Gal (K. Murphy) 2.10.

Times: 29.1, 59.1, 128.4, 158.4. Also ran: Someone Like You, Yankee No More. Winning horse owned by Tanya Tremblett and Stevi Jardine, Nova Scotia. Exactor 6-2 $4.10; Triactor 6-2-4 $10.40; DD 2-6 $29.10.

Race 3 – Brandons Last (D. Neill) 6.80 3.10 2.10; Little Navajo (K. Murphy) 2.20 2.10; Royal Adventure (J. Hughes) 2.80.

Times: 29.4, 101.1, 133.2, 204.3. Also ran: Hello Chipper, Mia Lotta, Bad Silver. Winning horse owned by Darcy Wood, Calgary. Exactor 1-3 $16.70; Triactor 1-3-2 $93.90; Superfecta 1-3-2-4 $138.40.

Race 4 – Ideal Space (M. Bradley) 5.10 3.00 2.10; Outrageous Spirit (G. Hennessey) 2.70 2.10; Diduseethat (M. Campbell) 2.70.

Times: 29.2, 100.2, 131.1, 201.1. Also ran: Hurricane Hill, Lexis Mandy, Pictonian Sareta. Winning horse owned by John MacGillivray, P.E.I.; and Albert MacGillivray, Nova Scotia. Exactor 5-1 $10; Triactor 5-1-2 $35.60; Superfecta 5-1-2-6 $47.45.

Race 5 – Chevalier Semalu (D. Spence) 43.30 11.50 15.00 Threestepstoheaven (D. Kelly) 6.90 6.90 Cowboy Chrome (A. Merner) 3.20.

Times: 29.1, 59.1, 130.2, 202.1. Also ran: Miramonttogo, Thebestofme, Zingers Laugh, Slide Guitar. Winning horse owned by Sandra Stead, Montague. Exactor 7-5 $187; Triactor 7-5-3 $600.30.

Race 6 – Dusty Lane Zendaya (C. MacPherson) 2.70 4.10 2.20; Bettim Vicky (M. Campbell) 4.50 2.10; Jinglewriter (A. Merner) 2.10.

Times: 30.1, 59.4, 129.4, 200.4. Also ran: Blazing By, Fleurje, Anzula, Jackie O. Winning horse owned by Estate of Shelley Gass and Alexis Gass, Cornwall. Exactor 6-7 $24.10; Triactor 6-7-1 $21.90; Superfecta 6-7-1-2 $86.50.

Race 7 – Iswhatitis (M. Campbell) 5.60 2.80 2.70 Windsun Rebel (G. Hennessey) 3.50 3.00 Alberta Sky (K. Murphy) 2.80.

Times: 29.3, 59.3, 130.2, 201.3. Also ran: Miramichi David, Woodmere Soul, Casimir Obama. Winning horse owned by Mikaela Wheaton, Cornwall. Exactor 1-6 $29.10; Triactor 1-6-2 $90.30; Superfecta 1-6-2-3 $152.35.

Race 8 – Dilans Mustang (A. Merner) 18.10 7.70 7.00; Oh To Be Me (G. Chappell) 5.50 4.80; Cyrax (D. Spence) 3.30.

Times: 28.2, 58.1, 128.3, 159.3. Also ran: Charlottes Western, Tell Me Why, Silverinyourpocket, Force Seelster. Winning horse owned by Marc Gallant, Summerside. Exactor 1-ALL $15.60; Triactor 1-3-4 $409.60; Superfecta 1-3-4-5 $367.63.

Race 9 – Mach Of Ballykeel (M. Campbell) 4.40 3.50 2.30; All Out (A. Merner) 4.70 2.90; Fly With Max (J. Hughes) 2.10.

Times: 29.2, 59.3, 130.1, 200.1. Also ran: Ok Gladiator, Four Corners, Cartoon Daddy, Celebrate Your Bet. Winning horse owned by Kyle Wilkie and Mallory Lewis, Charlottetown. Exactor 1-2 $12.40; Triactor 1-2-4 $28.50; Superfecta 1-2-4-3 $56.10.

Race 10 – Eagle Jolt (M. Campbell) 5.60 3.20 2.40; Drivingthedragon N (J. Hughes) 4.30 2.80; Keep Coming (A. Merner) 2.90.

Times: 28.2, 58.1, 127.3, 157.2. Also ran: Tempo Seelster, Forever Paradise, Nogreatmischief, Salmonier Storm. Winning horse owned by Wilbur and Marie MacDonald, Stratford. Exactor 3-4 $21.40; Triactor 3-4-1 $120; Superfecta 3-4-1-2 $159.90.

Race 11 – Fern Hill Breeze (M. Campbell) 8.10 3.60 3.30; Pictonian Storm (G. Hennessey) 4.20 3.50; Painted Pony (G. Chappell) 3.50.

Times: 28.2, 57.4, 128.2, 159.1. Also ran: Smiley Bayama, Harbourlite Jerry, Jeb, Jetta Flys, My Lucky Killean. Winning horse owned by Lawrence Snow, Glace Bay, N.S. Exactor 1-3 $21.80; Triactor 1-3-2 $143.10; Superfecta 1-3-2-5 $131.15; DD 3-1 $24.20.

Wager – $34,969.

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