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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - If a record exists Marc Campbell seems determined to break it in the 2017 harness racing season, adding to his totals on the Weekend Of Champions at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Atlantic Sires Stakes season culminated in the 2017 Atlantic Breeder's Crown finals Sunday afternoon at the capital oval with Campbell winning five races on the day and becoming the richest driver in Atlantic Canadian racing history. After the weekend of racing, Campbell now sits at $504,546 in seasonal purse earnings, eclipsing the previous record of $484,052 in earnings by a driver set by Kenny Arsenault during the 2009 season. The 'King' of Island racing, Campbell kicked off Championship Sunday winning the $9,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown three-year-old trot, sponsored by Meridian Farms, with Pappy Go Go in a huge parked out effort of 1:59.4. The gritty son of Tad The Stud is still undefeated on the season as he won his 10th straight race in 2017 for trainer Campbell and owner Grayland Farms of Pugwash, N.S. Filly Forty Seven repeated her 2016 Atlantic Breeder's Crown performance, winning the $20,000 three-year-old pacing filly crown in 1:55.3 for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Darryl MacLean of Winsloe, Katelyn Smallwood of Stratford, Cory Carver of Montague and Nova Scotia owner Tanya Tremblett of Sydney Mines. Island Energetic posted a mild upset at 3-1 in 1:56.1 in the $20,000 three-year-old pacing colt final for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Bernadette Burgess of Dartmouth, N.S., and Grayland Farms. Campbell's other wins came in the $5,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown Invitational pace with a 1:54.1 victory aboard Elm Grove Kaboom for trainer Earl Smith of Hunter River and in a $1,600 conditioned pace with Painted Pony for Raymond White of Murray River. In other Championship action, Half Cut set a new two-year-old pacing colt track record, winning his $20,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown final in a 1:55.2 romp by seven-lengths for driver Mark Bradley, trainer Tom Weatherbie and owners Kyle Gardiner and Mike Currie of Cardigan, Joseph Gardiner of Mount Stewart and Jerry MacKinnon of St. Peter's Bay. Woodmere Ceilidh crowned herself champion in the two-year-old pacing filly division, winning her $20,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown in 1:57.1 for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald and owner Chris Neville of Sydney, N.S. The $9,000 two-year-old trot final, sponsored by Meridian Farms, went to Windemeredontuworry with a 2:00.3 score for driver Gilles Barrieau, trainer and co-owner Terry Gallant and co-owner Eric Johnston of Summerside. Kennel Buddy was victorious in the $2,500 Atlantic Breeder's Crown Open trot in 1:59.4 for trainer, driver and owner David Dowling. Ramblinglily scored win number 55 of her career in the $3,500 Atlantic Breeder's Crown Open Pacing Mares with a time of 1:55.4 for driver Ken Murphy and trainer Allan Jones of New Brunswick. Trainer Tom Weatherbie had two winners on the program as Dial The Bossman (Driven by Jason Hughes) was a winner in 1:56.1. Corey MacPherson scored two driving wins on the 14-dash card. Consolation Action Sees Lifetime Bests The Atlantic Breeder's Crown consolations highlighted the Saturday afternoon program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park with some new speed badges earned on the card. JJ Powerball has a new career best after a 1:57.1 win in the $5,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown consolation for two-year-old pacing colts. Marc Campbell engineered the nine-length win for trainer Austin Sorrie and owners Walter Simmons of Summerside and Tammy Collings of Hazel Brook. The $5,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown consolation for two-year-old pacing fillies saw Tobins Terror deliver as the favorite as one of two wins on the card for trainer-driver Gary Chappell. Owned by Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd., of Crapaud and Daniel Ross of Belfast, the time of the mile was a lifetime best of 1:59.1 for the daughter of Stonebridge Terror. Glenview Paisley got up for a neck decision in the $5,000 three-year-old pacing filly consolation in a time of 1:58.4. The daughter of Immachulate was driven by Ernie Laffin for trainer Dave Carey and owner Ronald Harris of Truro, N.S. Cowboys Dont Cry went gate-to-wire in a 1:55.3 career best performance with Corey MacPherson in the race bike in the $5,000 three-year-old pacing colt consolation. Kevin MacLean trains the pacer for owners Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe. Gilles Barrieau and Campbell also scored driving doubles on the card. Check out for race replays and more information. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - There is no catching Marc Campbell in the 2017 harness racing driving standings at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Winsloe reinsman had four wins on the 12-dash card to further solidify his lead at the capital oval during the Thursday evening program at Red Shores Charlottetown which included a feature victory with Elm Grove Kaboom in 1:55.2. Trained by Earl Smith for owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield, Elm Grove Kaboom controlled the race early in the mile with fractions of 28.2, 57.2 and 1:26.4 before cruising to his two-and-three-quarter length victory. Mozartsplace (Driven by Gilles Barrieau) was second in the $1,900 event with Capitalism (Jason Hughes) third. The $1,850 Open trot was part of a Campbell sweep of the feature events as his own trainee, Freddie, visited the winner's circle after a 1:59.4 score over Wedgewood (Gary Chappell) and Dusty Lane Jacob (Adam Merner). Freddie is owned by the Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Campbell also scored with Nikes Cowgirl from his own stable for a 1:57.4 victory for owner James Struthers of Port Morien, N.S., while his other win was notched with Rojans White Jet in 1:59.1 for trainer Clair Sweet of O'Leary. Corey MacPherson scored a driving triple on the program winning with Do Well Hill in 2:00.1 for trainer Mike McGuigan of Charlottetown, Tell Me Why in 1:59.2 from the Ron Gass stable of Cornwall and Simon Said in 1:58.1 for trainer Joey Squires of Charlottetown. Gilles Barrieau had a driving double on the card. Live racing continues Saturday evening at 6 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown featuring the Lady Slipper and Joe O'Brien Memorial stakes. Check out for more information. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Elm Grove Kaboom will try to deliver on his morning promise in the Thursday evening harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park with Prince Edward Island's leading driver in the race bike. First race post time is 6:30 P.M. for the 12-dash Thursday program with the $1,900 featured event lining up in race 11. Elm Grove Kaboom leaves from post 5 in the mid-week top class for driver Marc Campbell, trainer Earl Smith and owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield. The son of Articulator finished out of the money in his last start against preferred company, where D Gs Camme was the winner, but still paced a snappy mile in 1:54.4 with Campbell at the lines. Red Magician has post 7 for driver Adam Merner fresh off a second place finish where he paced in 1:55.3 while Mozartsplace has rail control for driver Gilles Barrieau after finishing second in his latest outing in 1:56.1. Other Thursday feature entrants include Capitalism (Jason Hughes), Darth Bader (Norris Rogers), Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton) and The Big Bite (Kenny Arsenault). The 'King' of Island racing, Campbell continues his commanding lead in the Red Shores Charlottetown driving standings with 107 wins compared to 66 wins for second place Hughes. Campbell will look to add to those totals in the Open trot for a $1,850 purse with Freddie but will have to overcome being handicapped to post 8. The Majestic Son five-year-old is riding a three-race win streak but has not raced since September 14 for owners Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. In Freddie's absence, Kennel Buddy captured last week's edition for owner-trainer-driver David Dowling in 1:58.1 and gets post 6 on Thursday. The Thursday program will also see the return of Brian Blanchard to the race bike in race 8 behind post 6 starter Dees Boy for trainer Kenny Arsenault at 7-2 morning line odds. Blanchard, a native of Maine, is attending the Atlantic Veterinary College but was working for the Jimmy Takter racing stable in New Jersey during his summer vacation. Doc Semalu is a newcomer to the East Coast and will make his debut as the race 7 favorite for driver Hughes, conditioner Jennifer Trainor and new owner Danny Birt of Stratford. The three-year-old son of Mach Three has two wins and $21,597 to his credit so far in his career including a 1:54 lifetime best over Mohawk Raceway in Ontario. Check out for race replays, programs, promotional information and more. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The 2017 harness racing season has been nothing short of remarkable for P.E.I.'s leading driver and with rail control in the Saturday night feature, Marc Campbell will look to add to those totals at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 6 P.M. for the 14-dash card with Rose Run Quest leaving from post 1 in the race 13 feature event for trainer-driver Campbell and owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown. Campbell is the leading driver and trainer at both Red Shores locations in Charlottetown and Summerside, and this is only where his accomplishments start as 2017 passes two-thirds completion. With 85 wins as a trainer, Campbell ranks third in Canada for victories and first in the nation for percentage with his .552 average. That average also puts him third in North America for trainers with under 300 starts. As a driver, Campbell has made 163 trips to victory lane in 2017, placing him seventh in Canada for wins among drivers and first for driving average at .466. Those numbers will look to be bolstered in race 13 Saturday as Rose Run Quest has just 4 starts on red soil but an impressive summary of two wins and two seconds. His competition in Saturday's $2,400 preferred pace will be fierce, as he faces off with Nogreatmischief (Driven by Walter Cheverie), Forever Paradise (Gilles Barrieau), Carracci Hanover (Jason Hughes) and Junebugs Baby (Myles Heffernan). Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees Nogreatmischief as a major threat to repeat his preferred pace victory from last week. "Nogreatmischief's tardy starts always force him to come from the back but in a five horse field, the back isn't all that far away," MacIsaac said. "He just beat these last week and we don't see any reason he can't double up." In other action, JK Rocket rides a two-race win streak into race 8 with Earl Smith back in the bike for owner and trainer Joe Smallwood of Stratford. The three-year-old son of Ameripan Gigolo has post 5 this week as he faces off with Woodmere Soul (Barrieau) who is fresh off a career best clocking of 1:58 while winning an Atlantic Sires Stakes B-division at Northside Downs in Nova Scotia in his latest outing. Check out for live video, race programs, promotional information and more. Rash B Havior Seeks Red Shores Summerside Repeat He decimated his rivals in last week's feature event at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway but the outside post will complicate things for Rash B Havior on Sunday. The 12-dash Sunday afternoon kicks off at 1 P.M. with the Garth Schurman Memorial headlining the card in race 11 for a $2,100 purse. The afternoon top pace has Rash B Havior fresh off a 1:56.1 victory off the rail last Monday during Labour Day action in Summerside. The son of Lis Mara is again teaming up with leading driver Marc Campbell for owner and trainer Michael Peters of Emyvale from post 6 in the field of as many. Old Buck has been sharp all season and gets Walter Cheverie this week from post 1 while Narragansett can never be counted out and has post 5 this week for trainer-driver Jason Hughes. Race analyst Bo Ford sees post position not playing a negative factor in Rash B Havior's chances. "He toyed with his rivals last week," Ford said of Rash B Havior. "With three wins over his last five starts this horse is red hot, keeping Campbell only adds to his upside." Other entries include Capitalism (Adam Merner), Keep Coming (Gary Chappell) and D Bs Rosco (Kenny Arsenault). Culpepper is in race 9 with the outside post in the 7 horse field as he looks to defend his unbeaten record on the East Coast. The grey son of Camluck was a 1:57.2 winner in his debut on red soil for driver Jason Hughes, co-owner and trainer Kristina McCourt and co-owner Braedon McKenna of Kensington. The seven-year-old pacers main challenge will come from post 5 starter Mando Fun, who was a top performer in the Summerside top class at the start of the season. Race 6 is the Peter Coughlin Memorial with Windemere Johnny favored in the $1,000 event with Chappell driving for trainer Phil Sizer. Catch all the action live at the track or tune in at for live video, race programs and more. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Harness racing driver Marc Campbell was on a roll again Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The "King" of Island racing, Campbell scored the fastest win of the 12-dash card with Nikes Cowgirl recording a new lifetime mark of 1:55.3. Campbell trains and drives for owner James Struthers of Port Morien, N.S. Campbell also recorded wins with Come On Eileen in 1:57.4 for trainer Trevor Hicken of Montague and Winrlosedrnkdaboze in a new record of 1:58.3 for trainer Earl Watts of Hampshire. Campbell leads all drivers with 68 wins so far this season in Charlottetown. Likely To Win captured the $2,000 featured pace in 1:56.1 with Adam Merner at the controls for trainer Melissa Rennie and Nova Scotia owners Blenise Young of Long Point and Lester Campbell of Judique along with Jeffrey Campbell of Calgary, Alta. Denver Dolly was second in the top class with Campbell in the bike while Narragansett completed the triactor with Jason Hughes driving. Race broadcast co-host and analyst Bo Ford pitched the winning triactor and even the superfecta on the feature race to viewers and on track players. Walter Cheverie recorded a driving double on the program including a $1,850 Open trot victory with Osprey Impact in 1:58.3 for owner-trainer Paul Larrabee of Belle River. Second went to Freddie (Campbell) with Dusty Lane Jacob (Merner) third. Gary Chappell had a pair of driving wins with Female Finesse in 1:58.3 for trainer William White of Murray River and with his own trainee, Now Whos The Queen, in 2:01.1. Live racing continues Saturday eveningat Red Shores Charlottetown a 6 time. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

Summerside, PE - HP Bushido Dragjet, under the command of harness racing trainer Marc Campbell, captured the Wednesday night feature at Red Shores Summerside in 1:56.1. The newcomer picked up his second victory of the season for owners Michael Folkins, John Davidson and Keith Camick, NB. Pictonian Storm (Gary Chappell) was second with Machinthesand (Ken Murphy) completing the triactor. Campbell also posted winners aboard Bet R All and Rash Behavior for the hat-trick. Western Sexy won the Clifford Wedge memorial for driver Adam Merner, trainer Phil Sizer and owner Jason Sherry, Kensington, PE. The time of the mile was 1:59.3 Merner, Ken Murphy and Jason Hughes recorded driving doubles on the program. The last card at Summerside before Old Home Week is Sunday August 6th. Post time is 1pm. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

SUMMERSIDE, PE - It was a down the highway victory as Marc Campbell captured his second straight Governor's Plate victory in the 49th edition of the Prince County Classic Saturday night at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway at the conclusion of Governor's Plate week of harness racing. The $22,000 Governor's Plate final, presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge, saw Campbell cut over hard off the gate to secure the front through fractions of 26.2, 54.4 and 1:23.2 without seeing a serious challenge before an open length victory in 1:53.2. Crombie A (Driven by Gary Chappell) was second with Junebugs Baby (Myles Heffernan) third. Race favourite Hot Deuce (Walter Cheverie) was fourth with Invictus Hanover (Jason Hughes) getting the final cheque in fifth place. Do Over Hanover is owned by Allard Racing of Saint-Esprit, Que., Red Isle Racing of North Granville and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge and trained by Chris MacKay, who had a training triple on the card. Campbell won the 2016 Governor's Plate final with Rene Allard trainee Ys Lotus. Complete Player was in a world of his own on the undercard Saturday as the Tom Weatherbie trainee was on top at every call in his $12,940 Atlantic Sires Stakes A-division for three-year-old colt pacers in a new sophomore track record of 1:53.4. Mark Bradley drove the colt for owner David Kennedy of Charlottetown with Lucbobski (Danny Romo) finishing second and Nameisonthehalter (Gilles Barrieau) third. Ultimate Yankee held the previous Summerside Raceway three-year-old track record of 1:54.3. The other Atlantic Sires Stakes A-divison was captured by Ashes To Ashes and Barrieau in 1:55.4 for trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Linda Somers of Cornwall, Alan Conway of Summerside and Lynn Livingstone of Kensington. Island Energetic (Campbell) was the runner-up with Southsidelightning (Kenny Arsenault) completing the triactor. His Boy Elroy was victorious in the $5,000 Governor's Plate consolation for trainer-driver Bernard McCallum and owner Dan MacRae of Baddeck, N.S., in 1:55.2. Mr Irresistible (Hughes) was second and Nogreatmischief (Cheverie) got up for third. Ramblinglily won the $3,500 Governor's Plate Open Mares final in 1:55.4 with Cheverie in the bike over West River Ambyr (Clare MacDonald) and Woodmere Articblue (Campbell). Allan Jones of Riverview, N.B., co-owns and trains the mare with co-owner Normand Leger of Shediac, N.B. Jeb captured the $2,200 Premier's Pace in 1:55.1 for trainer-driver Hughes and owners Robi Hughes, and Blair and Eric MacLauchlan, all of Stratford. A trio of $2,500 Atlantic Sires Stakes B-divisions were won by Colin N Down (Cheverie) in 1:59, Redwhiteandboots (Barrieau) in 1:59.3 and Ryans Allstar (Chappell) in 1:57.2. Hughes had four driving wins on the card but had to settle for second place behind Campbell in the Basil Whelan Memorial points standings for leading driver of Governor's Plate Week. Barrieau had a driving triple on the card while Cheverie, Campbell and Chappell all had two driving wins. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Marc Campbell continued his grip on the Red Shores Summerside driver's standings Friday evening as Governor's Plate Week harness racing continued. Campbell scored in a pair of $9,160 Atlantic Sires Stakes A-divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies with his own trainees. Elektra Express was a 1:56.1 winner for Campbell and owner Danica Ellis of Brookfield, N.S., with Goodmorning Ky (Driven by Norris Rogers) finishing second and Winrlosedrnkdaboze (Gilles Barrieau) third. Filly Forty Seven was another Campbell winner in her $9,160 A-division in 1:55.4 for owners Darrly MacLean of Winsloe, Katelyn Smallwood of Stratford, Cory Carver of Montague and Tanya Tremblett of Sydney Mines, N.S. Traces Of Purple (Barrieau) was a hard closing second while Brief Interlude (Adam Merner) completed the triactor. Woodmere Finesse captured the other A-division split in 1:57.1 for trainer-driver Bernard McCallum and owner Edward Maher of Lower Sackville, N.S., over Tobins Secret (Earl Smith) and Bonzai Beach (Gary Chappell). The $2,500 Andrew Perry Memorial trot saw a track record performance as Osprey Impact won in 1:57.2 for driver Walter Cheverie and owner-trainer Paul Larrabee of Belle River. The victory eclipsed Thunderaway's 1:58.1 overall track trotting record. Ultimateflyingnun continued her win streak with three straight victories now after a 1:56.2 lifetime best performance in the Bud Ramsay Memorial Pace for driver Todd Trites, trainer Sifroi Melanson and owner Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn, N.B. The $2,500 Atlantic Sires Stakes B-divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies were won by Gulf Queen (Mark Haig) in 1:59.4, Dusty Lane Zendaya (Ron Gass) in 1:58.2 and Woodmere Dreams (Mark Bradley) in 1:57.3. Campbell had a driving triple on the program as he also won with JJ Antonio in 2:00.3 for trainer Earl Watts of Hampshire. Elm Grove Kaboom won the Medastar Memorial Pace in 1:56.3 for trainer-driver Smith and owners Larry and Kathy Chappell of Marshfield while the Noonan Petroleum Pace was won by Salmonier Storm and owner-trainer-driver Ambyr Campbell in 1:58.2. Dusty Lane Jacob scored in a $1,400 trot class in memory of the late Boyd Leslie in 2:00.2 for driver Ken Murphy, trainer and co-owner Cindy MacDonald of Montague and co-owner Tanya MacKinnon of Souris. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - It is starting to sound like a foregone conclusion but harness racing driver Marc Campbell cleaned up again Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The Winsloe resident had six wins Saturday night at Red Shores Charlottetown then followed suit Sunday capturing four dashes on the 13-race card including the afternoon feature and a leg of the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series. The 'King' of Island racing sent Woodmere Articblue to the front from post 7 in her $3,870 Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series leg presented by Standardbred Canada with fractions of 28.2, 57.3 and 1:26.4 before kicking clear for a 13-length victory in 1:55.4. Campbell also trains the five-year-old daughter of Articulator for owners Tanya Tremblett and Stevi Jardine of Nova Scotia. Brodys Leona (Corey MacPherson) finished second with Sos Bambie (Gary Chappell) third. The other mares division went to Ramblinglily and driver Walter Cheverie in a well rated 1:57.2 score through front end fractions of 28.1, 58.3 and 1:27.4. Allan Jones of New Brunswick trains and co-owns the seven-year-old daughter of Articulator with fellow New Brunswick resident Norman Leger. Shadows Myster (Kenny Arsenault) got up for the show prize while third place went to Best Risque (Jason Hughes). The $2,400 afternoon feature was full of familiar tactics for Campbell and Eagle Jolt as the 10-year-old son of Village Jolt moved first over to wear down pacesetter Junebugs Baby (Myles Heffernan) and win by a half-length in 1:56.2. Junebugs Baby was second with Narragansett (Hughes) third. Eagle Jolt is owned by Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Orwell Cove. Campbell, who leads the Summerside driving colony with 15 wins this season, had his two other visits to the winner's circle with Ryans Allstar, his own trainee, in 1:58.1 and with Winrlosedrnkdaboze for trainer Earl Watts in 2:00.2. Watts also had a training double with Woodmere Luckypercy (Chappell) in 2:00.2. It was a day Devon Wallace of Alberton will never forget as he captured his first lifetime driving win aboard Im On Schedule off a pocket score of 2:01.1 at 22-1 odds for owner David Lewis of Alberton. Corey MacPherson had a driving triple on the card winning with Scotty Mach N in 1:56.3 for trainer Trevor Hicken of Montague, Souverain in 2:00.4 for owner-trainer Phil Sizer of Kensington and Brief Interlude in 2:01.1 for owner-trainer Paul Conway of Bonshaw. Live racing continues Thursday night at 6:30 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The King of Island harness racing again reigned supreme during Maritime Breeder's elimination action for three-year-old pacers Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell swept both $3,000 eliminations for three-year-old pacing fillies off the front end as a trainer-driver with Elektra Express posting the fastest divisional win with a 1:55.4 victory for owner Danica Ellis of Nova Scotia. Kinda Like Her (Kenny Arsenault) was second, with Traces Of Purple (Walter Cheverie) third and Tobins Secret (Earl Smith) finishing fourth to also earn her way into next Saturday's (June 17) Ken Starrat Memorial Maritime Breeder's final. Filly Forty Seven won the other split with a front end mission of 1:56.1 with trainer Campbell in the bike for owners Darryl MacLean of Winsloe, Katelyn Smallwood of Stratford, Corey Carver of Montague and Tanya Tremblett of Nova Scotia. Second place went to Bonzai Beach (Clare MacDonald) with Elm Grove Ladyluck (Gilles Barrieau) and Oceanview Beemer (Smith) also advancing to the championship final. In the three eliminations for three-year-old pacing colts, Island Energetic recorded the fastest time winning in 1:55.4 to give the Campbell stable a training and driving Saturday triple and the colt now boasts a six-race win streak. The three-year-old son of Articulator used first over tactics to wear down pacesetter Ashes To Ashes (Barrieau) and establish himself as the one to beat in Saturday's Doug Harkness Memorial Maritime Breeder's final for pacing colts. Island Energetic is owned by Grayland Farms and Bernadette Burgess, both of Nova Scotia. Ashes To Ashes was second with Nameisonthehalter (Corey MacPherson) getting the show prize and advancing to the final. Ic A Free Spirit was victorious in his elimination for trainer-driver-owner Ernie Laffin of Nova Scotia in 1:57.4. Carters Caper (MacDonald) was second with Cowboys Dont Cry (MacPherson) finishing third and earning a berth in the Maritime Breeder's Final. Complete Player and Mark Bradley converted a pocket ride into a trip to the winner's circle in his $3,000 elimination for trainer Tom Weatherbie and owner David Kennedy of Charlottetown. The 1:56.3 mile saw Tobinator (MacPherson) finish second with Johnny Moe (Campbell) finishing third but failing to advance to Saturday's final as the slowest third place finisher in the three eliminations. The preferred pace saw Give Em Heck upset the field as the longest shot on the board. At 11-1 odds, Barrieau mapped out a perfect two-hole trip to brush past pacesetter Adkins Hanover (MacPherson) late in the 1:55.3 mile while Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell) finished third. Colin Sheppard of Newfoundland owns the six-year-old pacer with Jackie Matheson doing the training. Bradley, Barrieau and Ken Murphy all recorded driving doubles on the card while Matheson had a pair of training victories. Live racing continues at Red Shores Charlottetown Thursday night at 6:30 P.M. and Saturday with a 6 P.M. first race post time. Mando Fun Repeats At Summerside; Grand Slam For Campbell The Sunday afternoon feature saw Mando Fun victorious again this week at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Dale Spence drove the four-year-old son of Badlands Hanover for co-owner and trainer Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley and co-owner Donald Callbeck of Kensington to a 1:57.4 victory. D Bs Rosco (Kenny Arsenault) did all the roadwork in the $2,300 event laying down fractions of 28.2, 59.1 and 1:28.2 before being collared late and finishing second with Narragansett (Jason Hughes) getting the show prize. Mando Fun's win gave Spence a Sunday driving double as he visited the winner's circle earlier on the program with Woodmere Fools Son in 2:02.4. Rash B Havior recorded the fastest mile of the program with a 1:57.1 victory as part of a driving grand slam for leading driver Marc Campbell. Owner Mike Peters of Emyvale also trains the seven-year-old son of Lis Mara as he recorded his 24th lifetime win with all but one of those victories coming under Peters' tutelage. The first-over Sunday afternoon journey turned into a four-and-three-quarter length victory for Rash B Havior over Instant Shadow (Hughes) and George (Walter Cheverie). Campbell's other three driving wins came aboard Sandinista in 1:58.1 for trainer Clair Sweet of O'Leary, Bet Er All in 1:58.2 for trainer Ralph Sweet of O'Leary and The Jig Is Up in a 2:01.2 maiden breaking performance for trainer Earl Watts of Hampshire. Watts had a training triple of his own on the afternoon card as he teamed up with driver Gary Chappell for a pair of victories with Woodmere Lukypercy in 2:02 and Windemere Rene in 2:01.1. Windemere Johny, trained by Phil Sizer, was another Chappell winner as part of a Sunday afternoon driving triple for the Charlottetown horseman. For complete results go to By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - The best three-year-old pacers in The Maritimes invaded Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway Sunday afternoon and the 'King' of Island harness racing continued his red hot streak and stole the show. Marc Campbell has been on a roll in Island racing action in recent weeks and continued the trend Sunday afternoon as he won five stakes races on the program from his own stable. The card featured three-year-old pacing fillies competing in four divisions of the Ruby Chappell Memorial Stakes and three-year-old pacing colts facing off in the Bob Dewar Memorial Stake. Campbell trainees captured three Chappell divisions with Elektra Express winning the fastest split in 1:56.3 for the trainer-driver and owner Danica Ellis of Nova Scotia. Campbell's other Ruby Chappell victories came aboard Elm Grove Ladyluck in 1:57.1 and Filly Forty Seven in 1:57.4. The other $6,550 filly division was claimed by Kinda Like Her in 1:58.1 as part of a driving triple for Kenny Arsenault. In Bob Dewar action, Campbell went down the highway with Island Energetic in 1:56.3 to extend the colt's win streak to five-in-a-row and keep him undefeated on the season. The three-year-old son of Articulator is owned by Paul Gray and Bernadette Burgess of Nova Scotia. Ryans Allstar also won his $6,550 Dewar division in 1:57.3 for Campbell, while the other divisions were won by Tobinator in 1:58.3 for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Trevor Hicken, and Complete Player in 1:56.3 as he remains unbeaten in stakes action so far in the 2017 season. Complete Player is driven by Mark Bradley for trainer Tom Weatherbie and owner David Kennedy of Charlottetown. The $2,400 Preferred pace was won by Heart And Soul in 1:56.1 for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald of Nova Scotia and local owner Riley Farms Ltd., of Summerside. For complete results go to By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The King was back in harness racing action Thursday night capturing both Open events at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell scored wins as trainer and driver in the $2,250 Open Mares Pace and the $1,700 Open Trot. Freddie bested his trotting rivals with a first-over score in 1:59.3 for owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Holy Molie Maggie (Gary Chappell) grabbed second with I Aint No Lady (Corey MacPherson) finishing third. Woodmere Articblue was the other half of the Campbell double with a 1:57.4 victory in the Open Mares pace for owners Tanya Tremblett and Stevi Jardine of Nova Scotia. Prettyndangerous (Adam Merner) was second in her East Coast debut while third place went to Shadows Mystery (Kenny Arsenault). The Mike McGuigan stable had a large night at the capital oval with three winners for the trainer-driver all for owner Jamie Whalen of Vernon Bridge. McGuigan scored with Bet Er All in 2:00.2, Internal Check in 1:58.1 and Ameriquel in 1:59.2. Ameriquel is the only of the three Whalen does not solely own, as he shares ownership with Ingham Jenkins of Charlottetown. Oh To Be Me won the featured pacing event in 1:57.4 for trainer-driver-owner Chappell of Charlottetown, over Elm Grove Kaboom (Earl Smith) and Simon Said (MacPherson). Live racing continues Saturday evening at 6 P.M. in Charlottetown and Sunday at 1 P.M. at the Summerside Raceway. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - All the King's horses and all the King's men helped put another large night together again for harness racing driver Marc Campbell Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Nicknamed the "King" of the capital oval, Campbell scored six wins on the 10-dash card including the fourth win-in-a-row for talented three-year-old stakes prospect Island Energetic for one of four wins on the card from his own stable. The colt scored in 1:56.2 for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Bernadette Burgess and Grayland Farm of Nova Scotia to remain perfect on the season. Campbell won earlier on the card with fellow trainees Elm Grove Ladyluck in 1:58.4 and Johnny Moe in 2:00.1 then closed the program out with Hickory Chumley 1:59.1. The "King's" other winner's circle visits came aboard Yankee No More in 2:01.1 for trainer Darren Smith of Rocky Point and Rustlemewithevny in 2:01 for conditioner Neil Bambrick of Charlottetown. Mr Irresistible gained the lead in the ongoing grudge match with Adkins Hanover in the $2,250 preferred pace. Adkins Hanover made a break at the start but still managed to find himself on front after fractions of 28.3, 57.1 and 1:26.2 before succumbing to pressure late to finish fifth and subsequently be placed sixth for an extended break. Mr Irresistible was able to pick up all the pieces to score a 1:56.1 win for driver Jason Hughes, trainer Jennifer Trainor and owner Danny Birt of Stratford. Second place went to Junebugs Baby (Myles Heffernan) with Starcastic (Brian MacPhee) rounding out the $328.90 triactor. Also on the card, Thebestofme was a winner in 1:59.4 to give new owner Megan Lewis of St. Peter's Bay, who co-owns with sister Mallory Lewis, her first career victory. Gary Chappell drove the grey pacer for trainer Kyle Wilkie. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

He has cemented his place as the most dominant harness racing driver in the history of Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park but the beat goes on for Marc Campbell. First race post time is 12:30 P.M. for the 16-dash card with Campbell sitting behind the presumptive favorite in the race 15 feature. The Winsloe driver broke his own all-time dash win record during last Saturday's program and now has three cards left to pad his total. Owned by Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Orwell, Eagle Jolt has drawn post 6 in a field of seven featured pacers after playing bridesmaid to the dominant duo of D Gs Camme and Drivingthedragon N in recent weeks. With those top pacers absent in this week's $2,100 event, Eagle Jolt will face off with Forever Paradise (Driven by Corey MacPherson) from post 7 along with Smiley Bayama, who gets a heaping pile of post relief drawing the rail for reinsman Adam Merner. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is taking a different angle, as he looks to Smiley Bayama to regain the form that saw him race the top echelon of free-for-all pacers earlier this year. "He's been battling outside posts for the past couple of months so landing on the pylons is a big break," MacIsaac said of Smiley Bayama. "Since he shouldn't have nearly as much work to do late with a better beginning almost assured, he'll be hard to deny." Other entries include Woodmere Articblue (Ryan Desroche), Best Risque (Jason Hughes), IDK (Vincent Poulton) and Rash B Havior (Ken Murphy). The East Coast's top trotters square off in race 4 of the program with Campbell yet again favoured with Freddie from post 7 for owners Three Wisemen Stable of Cornwall. Carrying a $1,850 purse, the Open trot will again see Freddie face Holy Molie Maggie after trading blows in recent weeks. Gary Chappell drives Holy Molie Maggie for trainer and co-owner owner Jeff Holmes of Orwell and co-owner Trevor MacDonald of Vernon Bridge. The afternoon finale sees Jetta Flys ride a three-race win streak into the $1,600 race for driver MacPherson, who has been undefeated since teaming up the pacer, along with trainer and co-owner Stephen Quinn of Stratford and co-owner John Quinn of Charlottetown. For race programs, top picks and broadcast go to By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

It was a historic Saturday afternoon harness racing card at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park as Marc Campbell notched his 131st driving victory of the 2016 season at Red Shores Charlottetown to set a new record for most wins in a single season. Campbell had been sitting on the win for an entire week and couldn't sit any longer, as he took charge with his own trainee Freddie in the Race 4 Open Trot. Campbell floated him off the wings in a six horse field from post six, riding the outside until the half and then clearing the fraction setter to drive on for the record setting victory. The Three Wisemen Stable are the owners of the 16 time winner in 2016. The ink on the record books was hardly dry when Campbell started to add to the record, scoring with Female Finesse later in the card to set the current total at 132. The 'King of Island Racing', who was recently nominated for the O'Brien Award for Horsemanship picked up his 200th driving victory on the season and his 63rd training victory with the win. The 'Blue Knight' and his dragon, Drivingthedragon N went to battle in the Saturday afternoon feature race and returned victorious once again. Handicapped with the outside post 8, it didn't take long for driver Jason Hughes to cross the mare over to the lead and dictate the pace. The daughter of Sutter Hanover picks up her second straight feature victory and third in her last four starts. Donald MacRae owns the ten time winner for 2016 who laid down fractions of :29.1, :59.3, 1:30 before closing it out in 1:59. A pair of Dusty Lane Farms employees enjoyed multiple wins at the office on Saturday, Donnie MacNeill scored a training and driving double and Corey MacPherson scored a driving triple closing out the afternoon card with Jetta Flys who picked up his third straight victory. The afternoon handle was $43,717. By Bo Ford

Don't bother printing off a copy of the record book at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park because harness racing driver Marc Campbell is ready to rewrite the whole thing. The 16-dash card gets underway at 12:30 P.M. with Campbell driving in 12 races as he searches for win number 131 of the capital oval racing season. The 'King' of Island Racing set the current record of 130 dash wins as a driver during the 2012 Charlottetown racing season, and currently has tied that mark so far in 2016. The new record could be set in race 1 on the program, as the recently O'Brien award nominated Campbell drives race favorite Ideal Lifestyle from post 3 for owners Darla Jay of Charlottetown and Shelly Wilkie of Stratford. The race 4 Open Trot has another Campbell favorite as his own trainee, Freddie, leaves from post 6 in the field of as many for owner Three Wisemen Stable of Cornwall. The $1,850 event also has Frill Seeker fresh off a win for Kenny Arsenault from post 4 and Holy Molie Maggie and Gary Chappell from post 5 after defeating Freddie on Nov. 26. The race 15 featured pace has Drivingthedragon N favored again while handicapped to the outside of the field of eight. Jason Hughes trains and drives the mare for owner Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge. I D K has been playing the bridesmaid as he rides a streak of three second place finishes into the rail spot in the $2,300 race. The final dash of the program sees Jetta Flys ride his two race win streak into post 4 for co-owner and trainer Stephen Quinn of Stratford and co-owner John Quinn of Charlottetown. The eight-year-old son of Rambaran has been undefeated since teaming up with driver Corey MacPherson on horseperson's day on Nov. 26. He will face a tougher test this Saturday afternoon with Simon Said (Arsenault) drawing post 2, Jetster (Campbell) with rail control and Doing Some Damage (Brian MacPhee) shouldered with post 8. For race programs and top picks go to By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

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