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Charlottetown, PE - Eagle Jolt upended pace setter Doing Some Damage to capture the Thursday top harness racing class at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell, who notched a driving double, rallied the pacer in deep stretch for the 1:55.3 score. Sent off a 6/1 odds, Eagle Jolt, owned by Wilbur and Marie MacDonald, Orwell Cove, PE, has 8 wins this season. Doing Some Damage faded to second with Perfect Escape (Ron Matheson) third. Osprey Impact, Charlottetown's current trot record holder, delivered the in the open trot in 1:58.2 for Corey MacPherson. Freddie (Marc Campbell) was second with Thunderaway (Jason Hughes) third. The other trotting assignments were won by Caliban Hanover for his 55th lifetime victory for owner Wendell MacDonald, Cornwall and Suicide Shift for Steven Shepherd. MacPherson and Ken Murphy also recorded driving doubles. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Summerside, PE - Rash B Havior tracked down pace setter Doing Some Damage (Brian MacPhee) to take the Tuesday night harness racing feature at Red Shores Summerside. The time of the mile was 1:56.3. Marc Campbell did the driving for owner Michael Peters, Emyvale, PE. It was Campbell's third winner of the night. Motorino (Terry Gallant) completed the triactor. Bowyer Hanover captured the Garth Schurman memorial in 1:58. Gary Chappell was in the bike for trainer Walter Cheverie and owner Ivan MacMillan, O'Leary, PE. Chappell, Dale Spence, Kenny Arsenault and Jason Hughes had driving doubles on the program. The historic Prince County oval played host the Prince Edward Island Matinee finals with matinee track announcer Chris MacRae of Pinette calling the action. The young announcer was even given a chance to call race 5 on the official program by Vance Cameron. Fast Flyer, in line to Zac Conway, won the C Class for owner-trainer Paul Conway, Bonshaw, PE while Freddy My Boy won the B Class for driver Austin Sorrie for owner Tammy Collings. The final heat, Class A, went to Badlands Giovanna driven by Brady Sweet for owner Steven Sweet. The time of the mile was an impressive 2:00.1. The PEI Matinee Finals Championship was sponsored by the Province of PEI with Kent Oakes making the trophy presentation. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

The Ferris wheel lights may not have been in the background at Red Shores Charlottetown on Thursday night but harness racing driver Marc Campbell had no problem lighting it up. Campbell, a two-time Gold Cup and Saucer winner went swinging for the fences, hitting a grand slam on the 12-dash card. He capped his four victories off in the Open Trot when his own trainee Freddie. Campbell has a perfect pocket ride behind the newly deemed track record holder Osprey Impact before she spoiled her chances with a break around the final turn. The four-year- old gelded son of Majestic Son returned to winning form scoring in 1:58.3 for his tenth victory of the season for the Three Wisemen Stable. The Winsloe native also scored with Vintage Winner, Yankee No More and Cardigan Jack who was part of a training double for trainer Paul Morrison. Zanzibar scored in a lifetime best 1:58 to complete the double. Doing Some Damage priced up the Thursday evening top class, entered as a $12,000 claimer driver Corey MacPherson blasted his charge off of the gate and set up for a pocket ride heading towards the half. The Trevor Hicken trainee slipped up the passing lane for his 40th lifetime victory in 1:55.2. Kent Livingston is the owner. The 6-2-1 triactor was the selection of track announcer Vance Cameron. Trainer Jackie Matheson picked up his 39th and 40th Red Shores Charlottetown victories on the card courtesy of Artners In Crime and Alittleeasternagic. For complete results go to By Bo Ford

Charlottetown, PE - Ys Lotus, under the command of Marc Campbell, won the Saturday night harness racing feature in a dazzling 1:52.4 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Campbell hustled the Governor's Plate champion to the front touching down past the opening quarter in 27.2 and continued to his torrid pace past the half in 56.1 with the third station clocked at 1:24.2. The Rene Allard trainee won by seven lengths over Forever Paradise (Michael McGuigan) while Machinthesand (Ken Murphy) completed the triactor. Ys Lotus is owned by Yves Sarrazin, La Presentation, QC. Jackie Matheson had a big night at the track. The Charlottetown trainer sent out four winners on the program. Team Matheson, Jackie, Jody Lynn and Ron, began the win parade with Hornswoggle in 1:59.1 while Van Zant captured the Eleanor Roberts memorial in 1:59.2. Matheson teamed up with owner Bradford Duplisea with Santiago Style, co-owned by Chad Taylor, in an impressive 1:55.4 with Mozartsplace notching the quadruple for the stable for Duplisea and co-owner Shawn McAdam, Charlottetown, PE. Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell) closed hard to catch Doing Some Damage in deep stretch to win the Drive for Charity pace. Businesses and their charities were in attendance at the historic judge's stand for the presentation to the winner. Campbell, Ron Matheson, Gilles Barrieau and Kenny Arsenault had driving doubles on the night. The wager was $46,383. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Casimir Luciano blasted up the passing lane to claim the Thursday night harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time was 1:58 flat. Marc Campbell did the driving for trainer Ralph Sweet of O'Leary, PE. The seven-year-old gelding notched his third victory in a row and 12th of the season. Motorino (Terry Gallant) was second with Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) third. Majian Magic opened up the first of three trot events on the card for driver James Ripley of Amherst, NS. Holy Molie Maggie used front end tactics to score in the second division for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Jeff Holmes, Orwell, PE. The third heat went to Freddie for an impressive 1:58 victory for his second win a row. Marc Campbell did the driving for the Three Wiseman stable, Cornwall, PE. The fastest mile of the night was turned in by Jersey Joe in line to Vince Poulton in a sparking 1:55.4. Poulton and conditioner Deanna Clow recorded a driving-training double on the program. Gilles Barrieau, who celebrated his birthday, also had two winners on the card when he teamed up with trainer Jackie Matheson for the double. Campbell and Corey MacPherson also made two trips to the winner's circle. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Summerside, PE - Nogreatmischief won the West Prince Horsemen's Club pace Wednesday night at Red Shores Summerside in 1:57.2. Walter Cheverie was in the bike for the victory for his co-owner John Thompson, Charlottetown, PE. Artners In Crime (Ron Matheson) was second with Superbo Hanover (Gordie Hennessey). The two-year-old fillies highlighted the Governor's Plate week program in Atlantic Sires Stakes contests. Marc Campbell and Kenny Arsenault had stakes driving triples on the card. Campbell had scores aboard Filly Forty Seven, Woodmere Sandylu and Elektra Express. Arsenault's stake winners were Woodmere Finesse, Im Not Lisa taking and Kinda Like Her. Campbell and Arsenault share the top spot with six wins in the Basil Whelan memorial top driver for Governor's Plate week going into Thursday's card. Post time is 7pm. Dale Spence is next with five victories. Wager was $29,617. For complete results go to For more Governor's Plate Week stories go to by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Summerside, PE - All Chocolate is now in the history books after touring Red Shores Summerside in 1:54 flat to set a new track record for aged pacing mares on Monday night. Driven by Marc Campbell, All Chocolate, owned by Perry Burke and trained by Trevor Hicken, fought for the lead as the field touched down on a 28.1 second opening panel. That set the stage for the rest of fractions with the half reached in 55.4 while the three-quarters flashed up at 1:25. The timer had the duo on the line at 1:54 which erased the track record owned by Ramblinglily and Abby Best. The open mares contest went to Ramblinglily in 1:56.2 for driver Water Cheverie and trainer Allan Jones. Driver Jason Hughes had a driving double aboard trotters I Aint No Lady and Thunderaway. Kenny Arsenault also paraded two winners with O Christopher and American Captain getting their pictures taken in victory lane. Governor's Plate action continues Tuesday at 7:00 pm featuring the Atlantic Sires Stakes - Meridian Farms two and three-year old trotters, Summerside Chamber night at the track and the official draw at 8pm for the 48th running of the Governor's Plate presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge. For complete results go to By Lee Drake, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE – Ys Lotus and Midnight Play won the harness racing Governor’s Plate eliminations on Sunday afternoon. Ys Lotus, a five-year-old brown gelding by If I Can Dream-Bolero Takara-Life Sign edged out two-time defending Governor’s Plate champion D Gs Camme in a photo finish in the first of two $5,000 eliminations at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway. Time of the mile by the Marc Campbell-driven Ys Lotus was 1:53.4, which was close to the 1:53 track record that is co-held by D Gs Camme and Big Surf. Also qualified The Kenny Arsenault-driven Jeb finished in the show position and Junebugs Baby, with Myles Heffernan in the bike, also qualified for Saturday night’s $22,000 Governor’s Plate, presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge. The top four finishers in each elimination advanced. Second elimination Midnight Play, a four-year-old charcoal gelding by Shadow Play-Midnight Art-Artsplace, pulled off an upset in the second elimination. Corey MacPherson drove Midnight Play to a 1:56 mile. OK Galahad and driver Jason Hughes placed, Big Surf and Campbell were third and Mark Bradley and Warrawee Phoenix also qualified with a fourth-place showing. CLICK HERE FOR THE CARD'S RESULTS.

Charlottetown, PE - Rash B Havior made a big move down the backstretch and went on to win the Saturday harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell was in the bike for owner-trainer Michael Peters, Emyvale. The time of the mile was 1:58.2. Tempo Seelster (Todd Walsh) was off the leader by two lengths for second while Idealic Life (Corey MacPherson) was third. The 7-3-4 triactor returned $583.00. The fastest mile of the night went to Santiago Style in an impressive 1:55.1 for Gilles Barrieau and trainer Jackie Matheson. The Shadow Play colt is owned by Bradford Duplisea and Chad Taylor, Charlottetown, PE. Their other stable star Mozartsplace, co-owned by Duplisea and Shawn McAdam, Charlottetown, gave Barrieau and Matheson a driving and training double on the card. Jason Hughes had a driving double on the program. The action shifts to Red Shores Summerside Sunday for Governor's Plate eliminations. Post time is 1pm. By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Eagle Jolt came flying up the passing lane to catch Bazillion (Brian MacPhee) in deep stretch to win the Thursday feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was 1:59.1 over a rain soaked track listed as sloppy with a two second variant. Marc Campbell engineered the winning drive sitting in the pocket behind Bazillion through splits of 30.3, 1:01.1 and 1:30.2 before edging out the fraction setter for the victory. Eagle Jolt now has 40 lifetime wins for owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald, Orwell Cove, PE. Starcastic (Ron Matheson) was third. Trotters High Flying (Gordon Hennessey), Parkhill Jugernaut (Ambyr Campbell), Westwood (Gary Chappell) and Thunderway (Jason Hughes) won their respective assignments on the card. Campbell, Donnie MacNeill, Gary Chappell and Jason Hughes had driving doubles. The wager was $36,738 For complete results go to by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Casimir Luciano returned to his winning way on a harness racing Friday afternoon in the Canada Day Pace at Red Shores Summerside. Marc Campbell put the Ralph Sweet trainee on top for every call for his tenth win of the season, stopping the teletimer in 1:56.4. The win puts the seven-year old gelded son of Sir Luck over $10, 000 in earnings on the season. The first two-year-old winner of the 2016 season came in Race 5 on the afternoon courtney of Twomacsoneshadow.   The two-year-old son of Shadow Play was put on top at every call by driver Gilles Barrieau winning in 1:59.   Trained by Earl Watts the first win lifetime came for owners Wayne Mac Rae and the Howmac Farms LTD.   The win was one of two victories for the Maritime Magic Man on the card. Drivers Terry Gallant, Jason Hughes and Ken Murphy all enjoyed driving doubles on the card.   For complete results go to   By Bo Ford  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The leaderboard is tied at 38 wins each at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park but drivers Marc Campbell and Corey MacPherson will try to break the gridlock Thursday evening. First race post time is 6:30 PM for the 12-dash card with Campbell seeking redemption in the race 8 Open Horses and Geldings Trot for a $1,950. Campbell will guide Freddie from post 3 for owner Three Wisemen Stable of Cornwall, after the four-year-old had broken equipment at the start in his latest outing, snapping his three race win streak. Wedgewood and Gary Chappell have rail control for trainer Glenn Claybourne, while Frill Seeker (Kenny Arsenault) and Zip The Lip (Brian MacPhee) loom as real threats with the outside two post-positions. Diamond Mine (Willie Murphy) and Neal (Brian Andrew) complete the field of half-a-dozen. The $2,100 evening pacing feature takes to the track in race 11 with Bazillion receiving the inside post for trainer Trevor Hicken, owner Kent Livingston of Cornwall and reinsman Brian MacPhee. The pacing gelding dominated last week in Charlottetown in 1:58.1 from post seven with Ed Harvey aboard in Atlantic Regional Driving Championship action. He faces another horse who was on top of his game for the championship, as Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) has post 2 fresh off a 1:57 victory. First Art Down is installed as the morning line favourite from post 6 for driver Ken Murphy and trainer Clifford Murphy after dropping out of the preferred ranks for this race. Race analyst Les MacIsaac is taking a different approach for the Thursday evening feature, as he backs Eagle Jolt and trainer-driver Campbell from post 3. "He was a little tardy off the gate last week but then he paced his own back half in better than 57 seconds and just got nipped at the finish," MacIsaac said of Eagle Jolt. "With him likely to get a better start from this improved post we'll treat him as the one to beat." Other entries include Smiley Bayama (Ron Gass), Cabo Pan Lucas (Vincent Poulton), Starcastic (Ron Matheson) and Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie). Another field of Open trotters line up in race 10 with the top trot mares on the East Coast. Charlottetown and Summerside track record holder Thunderaway has the rail for trainer-driver Hughes and owner Foxyhall Racing of Nova Scotia. The seven-year-old daughter of Thunder Road won her latest start in Open company in 2:01.4. Pleasure Girls returns from action at Rideau Carleton Raceway in Ontario and draws post 5 for trainer-driver Ron Gass and owner Shelley Gass of Cornwall. The veteran mare captured her last start in 1:58.1 over the Ottawa five-eighths oval. For race programs, top picks and live broadcast go to By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

In the 2014 National Driving Championship Prince Edward Island's Marc Campbell finished a close second behind winner Jody Jamieson with the harness racing title coming down to the last race. The event, hosted at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park, was also part of a tour stop for all of the provincial Premiers who were on hand for the thrilling competition with most taking part in winner's circle race presentations. With two races to go and Jamieson and Campbell in a dog fight, Campbell, the hometown favourite, picked up the win with Jamieson finishing second. Heading into the final race Jamieson was on top by 10 points with 81 to Campbell's 71. Both reinsmen had three wins to their credit. When the horses crossed the wire in the final heat, Jamieson was a going away winner aboard Perfect Escape in 1:55.4, to finish with 96 points and Campbell next in line with 81. Campbell had his first shot at a NDC title back in 2009 when he was only 24 years old with his wife Natasha in tow and expecting their second child. (Allie) He was the youngest competitor in the event which was hosted at Fraser Downs. Brad Forward emerged champion that year and went on to represent Canada in the World Driving Championship in Norway. Now, the 31 year- old Winsloe, PEI resident and father of four has another shot at the NDC title with the opportunity of representing Canada in the 2017 World Driving Championship. First he needs to finish first or second in the Atlantic Regional scheduled for June 25 at Red Shores. "As usual, it is a competitive field," Campbell states, "we have a great bunch of drivers in Atlantic Canada so it should make things quite interesting. Really, when it all comes down to it, the draw and the horses you happen to be driving play a big part in the outcome of these types of events." For Campbell, who won the O'Brien Award of Horsemanship in 2012, advancing to the National is important, "I've always taken great pride in being an Islander so to represent our island at Nationals would be a very proud moment for me. " Now to win the National and represent Canada in the WDC would be "a dream come true" for Campbell who has driven 1535 winners and horses to $3.37 million in purse earnings during his career, "It's something I've been so close to achieving. If this were to ever happen, it would mean accomplishing a huge goal of mine. I think as an athlete, we dream of someday representing our country in a sport that not only identifies us but also consumes most of our day to day lives. To put it mildly, I'd be pretty excited." Campbell is a proponent of the format of the NDC. "The format that is used, in my opinion, is probably the most fair way to run a competition of this nature. It gives everyone a chance of racing from each post position and hopefully the horses are all classified where it is an equal opportunity for every driver involved. " Campbell, who also trains a stable of horses, is very satisfied with how his 2016 season is going. "Honestly, I could not have asked for a better start. My stable is shaping up nicely and at this point consists of seemingly talented horses for the upcoming stake season. From here on in, I'm just hoping for a successful stake season, driving year and most of all for my family, friends and stable to remain safe and healthy. As long as that happens, I don't think one can ask for much more. " The schedule for the Regional Championships are as follows: Ontario Regional -- Grand River Raceway; Friday, June 24 Atlantic Regional -- Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park; Saturday, June 25 Western Regional -- Century Downs; Sunday, June 26 Quebec / Eastern Ontario Regional -- Hippodrome 3R; Tuesday, July 12 Drivers will receive points based on their finishing position and the top two drivers from each regional competition will advance to the 2016 National Driving Championship scheduled for Friday, October 14 at The Raceway at Western Fair District. The winner of the NDC will represent Canada in harness racing's 2017 World Driving Championship, hosted by Standardbred Canada in concert with the World Trotting Conference in August. The 2017 WDC will kick off in the west at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in Calgary, AB. The drivers will then head to Ontario for the next two legs. Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville will host the second leg followed by the third leg at Georgian Downs in Innisfil. The action then moves to Quebec where Hippodrome 3R will host the fourth leg. Finally, drivers will head to Prince Edward Island and Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park for the fifth and final leg of the Championship. Red Shores Racetrack and Casino  

Summerside, PE - Casimir Luciano rolled out of post five and paced to a harness racing victory Sunday in the feature race at Red Shores Summerside in 1:58.1. Driven by Marc Campbell, Casimir Luciano has been one of the hottest horses on the grounds winning nine of his last 12 starts for owner-trainer Ralph Sweet. Motorino (Terry Gallant) finished second after a pocket ride while Carnivore edged his way through traffic to complete the triactor for catch-driver Dale Spence. The winner returned $5.20. There were no tickets sold on the 5-6-7 combination so the triactor paid out on 5-6-all for $55.20. Rash B Behavior (Campbell) turned in the fastest performance of the afternoon tripping the timer in 1:57.4 for trainer-owner Michael Peters, Emyvale, PE. It was a Murphy driving triple with Ken parading Machinthesand and Sandhill Star to victory lane. His bother Steven scored with Rymar Rodeo in 2:00.3. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE -Harness racing driver Marc Campbell opened up the 2016 Drive for Charity with four winners including the feature race aboard Eagle Jolt Thursday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of mile was 1:56.4. Eagle Jolt, owned by Wilbur and Marie MacDonald, Orwell Cove, PE, used the passing lane to beat IDK (Vince Poulton) in the stretch. The Big Bite (Kenny Arsenault) was third. The 4-5-3 triactor paid $147.90. Campbell's grand-slam also included scores with Vintage Winner, trotter Freddie and Howmac Missy. The two-time Gold Cup winning pilot is teaming up with MacRae Backhoe & Trucking in the Drive for Charity raising money for the IWK. In other action, driver Vince Poulton and trainer Deanna Clow nailed the opening daily-double on the card with Sanchez Blue Chip and newcomer Professor Gordon. Campbell and Earl Watts also posted training doubles. Former stakes star Paymenowpaymelater won the Advantage Communications trot for Gilles Barrieau and owner Wade Peconi, Stanchel, Pe. Wager on the 11 dash program was $34,592. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Summerside, PE – The opening day of stakes season is now part of history as Red Shores Summerside played host to the Ruby Chappell Memorial stakes for three-year old fillies while the three-year colts performed in divisions of the Bob Dewar Memorial. Glory Jean opened up the Chappell stakes with a 1:59.3 score for Mark Bradley, trainer Tom Weatherbie and owner-breeder Blair Hansen, Charlottetown. Howmacscanasta delivered as the post time favorite for Gilles Barrieau in 1:58.2 in her respective divison while Hart of Windemere was presented with the hardware after her top place finish for Marc Campbell. The filly is trained by Earl Watts for owner-breeder Windemere Farms, North Wiltshire and John Howatt, Charlottetown, PE. The fourth and final division of the Chappell memorial went to All About Madi and Walter Cheverie for owners-breeders Leith and Leslie Waite and their co-owner Spencer Waite, Summerside, PE. Dusty Lane Arby was a five length winner in the opening division of the Bob Dewar memorial for three-year-old colts. The Ron Gass trainee was handled by Corey MacPherson. The Brandons Cowboy colt, bred by Gass, was impressive stopping the timer in 1:57.3 which included a 28.3 closing quarter. Lukes Cowboy reached up in the final strides to win his $5,975 split for Kenny Arsenault. Philip Valley is the breeder and co-owns with Jeffery Ruch and Glenn Bechtel, Ontario. In other action, Burkes Bandit was placed the winner in his respective division of the Dewar after the judges ruled an interference call on winner Alberta Sky. The placing triggered a win ticket of $75.40 on the nose and a triactor pay off of $458.10. Macpherson did the driving for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke. The colt was bred by Owen and Donna MacLean. The final match-up in the Dewar memorial was won by Jackson K Down for Barrieau. Steve Mason conditions the colt for the Downey Stables who are also the breeder of the colt who won 12 of 13 starts in 2015. His debut was a solid 1:57.4. Casimir Luciano, being sent off a 2-1 odds, wired the finale for Campbell and owner-trainer Ralph Sweet, O’Leary, PE. The horse has seven wins from 10 starts this season.   For complete results go to  by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

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