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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Rallying from the back of the harness racing field, Sophist claimed the pacing feature of the evening Thursday at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. It was win number three of the evening for Marc Campbell as he continues his stranglehold on the driver's standings for the 11th straight year. Unhurried at the start of the $2,150 event, the Chris MacKay trained Sophist got away sixth and began her move to the outside heading to the half-mile station. The four-year-old daughter of Up Front Charlie got up to engage pacesetter Lyons Jennielee (Driven by Myles Heffernan Sr.) at the three-quarters of 1:27.4 then pulled away in the stretch to stop the timer in 1:56.2. Lyons Jennielee hung on for second while Better Be In Love (Brodie MacPhee) was third. Jordan MacKay of French River holds the ownership papers of the 11-time winner. Campbell also visited the winner's circle with Freddie in 1:59.2 and Nikes Cowgirl in 2:00.1, both from his own stable. Mile Hill Willie was part of a four-win performance for driver Gilles Barrieau as they teamed up to win the $2,400 Open trot in 1:57.3 for trainer Paul Morrison of Cardigan. Barrieau won with the Scott Dunn trained Ill Tell Me Ma in 1:58.4 and scored a double from the Ron Matheson barn with Clare Hall Hanover (1:59.2) and Collective Wisdom (1:57.4). Temagami Seelster won her fifth straight in race 10 of the program as Brodie MacPhee guided the Tom Weatherbie trainee to a 1:55.4 victory. For race replays and more go to By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Grinding out a gritty first-over journey, Time To Dance kept his win streak alive in the harness racing featured event Saturday night on the second half of a special Saturday doubleheader at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. In his fourth straight victory, Time To Dance was launched first up by driver Marc Campbell heading to the half-mile marker on pacesetter Rose Run Quest (Driven by Gilles Barrieau) and got up for a narrow victory in the stretch drive in 1:53 in the $3,200 featured preferred pace. Campbell trains Time To Dance for owners Brent Campbell of Charlottetown and Matt McDonald of Edwards, Ont. The 14-dash card hosted the P.E.I. Colt Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and fillies in eight $8,400 divisions. Campbell was the big winner of the evening program with five winners as he steered Joes Beauty to a 1:56.1 win for trainer Stephen Mason in an $8,400 three-year-old pacing filly P.E.I. Colt Stakes split. Campbell also won both $3,620 Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares divisions, sponsored by Standardbred Canada, from his own barn as Dreamfair Zenfire won in 155.2 and Arc Light scored in 1:54.4. Campbell's other driving win was with the Danny Romo trained Imalookertoo in 1:55.1 in a $8,400 P.E.I. Colt Stakes three-year-old pacing colt division. Trainer Tom Weatherbie won a pair of filly divisions with Kiss Me Im Irish (Brodie MacPhee) in 1:55.4 and Live And Let Di (Kenny Arsenault) in 1:55.1. The other filly division was claimed by Saulsbrook Ocean (Dale Spence) in 1:58.1 for trainer Joe Baxter. The $8,400 P.E.I. Colt Stakes divisions also saw wins by Mr Kelly (Adam Merner) in 1:55.3 from the Ron Gass stable, Tobins Rebel in 1:56 for trainer-driver Barrieau and a 12-1 upset by Little Manny (Stephen Trites) in 1:56.4 from the Charles Miles stable. Go to for more information. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

Standardbred Canada reports that harness racing driver Marc Campbell parked 3-5 favourite Casimir Richie P through quick fractions and bottomed-out the field in progress to a 1:51.4 victory with Time To Dance in the $60,000 Gold Cup & Saucer Final on Saturday (Aug. 22) at Charlottetown Driving Park. Launching from post 2, Time To Dance dashed to the front around pylon-starter Lisburn as Casimir Richie P attempted to roll to the lead moving up the backstretch. However Time To Dance and Lisburn sealed any potential holes for Casimir Richie P, keeping the favourite hung past a :26.2 quarter and into a :54.1 half. “It’s not how I thought the race would end up,” Campbell said after the race. “I figured if I made [the] front I’d let Dale [Spence & Casimir Richie P] go. I was going to stretch him out a little bit, but he never really got close to me. Then I said ‘Well, I got to try and get a breather in here and see what happens.” Casimir Richie P began to drop out of contention up the backstretch as the field moved for three-quarters. Lisburn continued to chase Time To Dance from the pocket moving to three-quarters in 1:23.3 while Screen Test had room to tip off the pegs and take his shot, but then soon began to lose ground into the final turn. Into the stretch Time To Dance had Lisburn to turn away as Woodmere Ideal Art dove into the passing lane to give pursuit from third. Lisburn dug into the leader’s margin through the stretch but Time To Dance held firm to give trainer-driver Marc Campbell his third victory in the Gold Cup & Saucer. Woodmere Ideal Art finished third with Simple Kinda Man fourth. “He’s pretty tough off the front; we’ve got him off the front a couple of times before,” Campbell said after the race. “And he’ll dig—he’ll fight right to the wire. He’s been getting better and better every week; he keeps getting stronger on us. He’s really maturing into a nice horse.” A four-year-old gelding by A Rocknroll Dance, Time To Dance won his sixth race from 18 starts this season and his 13th from 47 overall, earning $105,613. Brent Campbell and Matthew McDonald own the gelding who paid $6.90 to win. The Gold Cup & Saucer evening card featured a slew of top-class events, including a pair of $12,500 divisions of the Joe O'Brien Memorial Gold for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Imalookertoo dashed from the pocket to win the first division of the O'Brien Memorial in 1:55.2. The Shadow Play colt, sent the 3-5 favourite, sat pocket as Windemere Frank took the field through a clip of :28.2, :57.3 and 1:27.2. In the stretch driver Marc Campbell fed Imalookertoo racetrack and dashed by to a one-and-a-quarter length win with Little Manny third. Owned by Robert Sumarah, Imalookertoo won his second race from seven starts this season and his eighth from 17 overall, earning $17,191. Daniel Romo trains the $3.30 winner. Tobins Rebel took the other division of the O'Brien Memorial going wire to wire in 1:54.3. Trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau cleared control with the Camystic gelding from post 5 and led through splits of :27.2, :56.1 and 1:25.2 with The Big Chase sitting the pocket. Coming for the finish The Big Chase lunged for the lead late but finished a head shy in second, with Nothing To Prove closing up the inside for third. Winning his sixth race from eight starts this season and his 12th from 16 overall, Tobins Terror has earned $76,432 for owner Daniel Ross. He paid $3.10 to win. Dreamfair Zenfire pulled an 11-1 upset in the Confederation Mares Invitational Series Final, winning in 1:55.1. Driver Jason Hughes secured the pocket with the Marc Campbell trainee while her stablemate Arc Light sat fifth to a :29 first quarter set by Berazzled. Campbell, driver Arc Light, tipped first over moving to a :58.1 half and pressured the pacesetter to three-quarters in 1:26.3. At the top of the stretch Arc Light powered past Berazzled but failed to hold off her stablemate, as Dreamfair Zenfire shot to a two-and-a-quarter length victory. Berazzled faded to third. A four-year-old mare by Sunfire Blue Chip, Dreamfair Zenfire won her fifth race from 12 starts this season and her 11th from 55 overall, earning $88,613. Ryan and Everett MacLeod own the $25.30 winner. Misty Memory N went wire to wire in the $4,000 Confederation Mares Invitational Series Consolation. A seven-year-old mare by Real Desire, Misty Memory N carved fractions of :28.2, :58.3 and 1:26.4 in progress to a 1:54.4 win by two-and-a-half lengths over pocket-sitter Ashestodiamonds. Yves Sarrazin, Donald Mac Rae and Allard Racing Inc. own the now nine-time winner with $28,903 banked. The Chris MacKay trainee returned $3.50 to win in rein to Jason Hughes. A $4,000 Open Trot and $4,000 Preferred 1 Pace also went on the stakes-laden program. Mile Hill Willie delivered as the favourite with a near-wire-to-wire 1:56.3 job in the Open Trot, collecting his third win from four starts this season and his 15th from 28 overall, growing his bankroll to $48,405 for owners John Breau and trainer Paul Morrison. Gilles Barrieau drove the $4.40 winner. In the Preferred 1 Pace, Rockin Indy capitalized off a pocket trip to score in 1:55.1 over Pillage And Burn, who rallied from first over but settled for second by a quarter length. The seven-year-old Rockin Image gelding competes for owner-trainer Troy Murray and won his fourth race from 17 starts this season and his 29th from 137 overall, earning $90,766. Corey MacPherson steered the $5.40 winner. To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Charlottetown Driving Park. From Standardbred Canada

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - It was all harness racing driver Marc Campbell, all night Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 'King' of Island racing took four dashes on the evening as a driver plus a pair of his trainees found the winner's circle with other pilots aboard. Rose Run Quest dazzled in the $3,100 preferred pace with Brodie MacPhee at the lines of the Campbell trainee, winning in 1:52.1 for owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown as the pacer preps for next week's The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer trials. Campbell was driving Time To Dance who finished second while Lisburn (Driven by Kenny Arsenault) was third. Power Of A Cruiser was another Campbell trained winner in 1:55.3 with Adam Merner in the driver's seat. Campbell's first driving win came with the Wendy MacRae trained Sports Royalty in 1:56.4 and the Winsloe reinsman followed it up with a 1:56.2 score aboard World Wonder from the Michael Gallant stable. Mayhem Man was a front end victor in race 6 for trainer Jay Noye in 1:56.3. Freddy Bear put together an incredible mile winning the preferred 2 pace in 1:53.3 for trainer-driver Campbell, pacing his own back half in 55.1. Live racing continues at the Capital oval Thursday (August 13) for the start of Gold Cup and Saucer week racing. Go to for race replays and more. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After disposing of her harness racing foes in her latest outing, Falls Creek will look for lifetime win number 25 in the Thursday night featured pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday program kicks off at 6 P.M. with the $2,200 featured fillies and mares pace lining up in race 11. Falls Creek is the morning line favourite from post 4 with leading driver Marc Campbell at the controls for trainer Bo Ford and owner Arnold Myers of Charlottetown. The five-year-old daughter of Badlands Hanover sits at 24 wins from 74 lifetime starts. Collective Wisdom is second choice from the outside post 6 for driver Gilles Barrieau and trainer Ron Matheson after finishing fifth against the boys her last start. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sides with Falls Creek for the top spot. "Falls Creek came first up at the half last time and despite being uncovered the rest of the way, she still won and in the fastest time on the page this year to boot," MacIsaac said. "Off that performance we'll look for her to double up." Also in the field are Paythelinebluechip (To be driven by Steven Shepherd), Julep Hanover (Wade Myers), Sophist (David Dowling) and Killean Finale (Ken Murphy). The top trot carries a $2,500 purse in race 10. Majian Tango drew post 6 as the top choice for trainer-driver Jim Ripley of Amherst, N.S., with top entries Glider Man (Kenny Arsenault) and Freddie (Campbell) drawing outside of him. Pop I makes his East Coast debut from post 5 for trainer-driver Gordie Hennessey after shipping in from New York. For race programs and more go to and wager online at by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Fillies and Mares Open class has been all Marc Campbell, all the time this season and the Winsloe harness racing horseman will look for that to continue Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 11-dash Thursday card kicks off at 6 P.M. with a compact field of five mares set to face-off in the race 10 feature. The Fillies and Mares Open pace carries a $2,900 purse as the Campbell trained and driven Dreamfair Zenfire will leave from post 3 for owners Ryan and Everett MacLeod of Souris. The Sunfire Blue Chip four-year-old is batting 80 per cent on the season, with only one loss from five seasonal outings. Berazzled draws post 5 this week with David Dowling picking up the drive for trainer Jonah Moase and owner Neal Moase of Warren Grove. Berazzled has yet to miss the top three since coming to the East Coast. Race analyst Les MacIsaac expects a similar result to last week as he places Dreamfair Zenfire on top."Dreamfair Zenfire has won four of five this year with both of her local wins in 1:56," MacIsaac said. "With an inside post in a compact field the road to the winner's circle goes through her." Also in the field are Falls Creek (To be driven by Adam Merner), Miss Kabana (Vincent Poulton) and Much Adoo (Brodie MacPhee). The Open trot takes to the track in race 8 for a $2,500 purse as newly minted Maritime Champion Daisy River has drawn the rail position. Walter Cheverie will pick up the catch driver this week as regular driver Jason Hughes must drive his own trainee, Star Photo, from post 5. The William Lanigan owned and trained Daisy River recorded the fastest mile ever by a Maritime bred trotter in the Atlantic provinces last week while winning in 1:58.1. Freddie will loom the biggest danger assigned to the outside post 7 after winning the last two Open trot classes for trainer-driver Campbell. A number of high quality pacing fillies will spar in race 4 with $2,000 in play in what is sure to be a preview of the coming stakes season. An Atlantic Breeder's Crown champion last year at age two, Woodmere Skyroller makes her debut from post 6 with Dowling in the seat for trainer Kevin MacLean. The field also includes last year's talented stakes performers Watch Me Dance (Hughes), Ezra Express (Campbell) and Tobins Choice (Gary Chappell) among others. For race programs and more go to and wager online at By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - In what has been a common theme so far this season, the harness racing Marc Campbell stable will send out a powerful duo in the featured event Friday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 10-dash Friday card starts off at 6 P.M. with the $2,850 Preferred 2 pace lining up in race 9. The Campbell pair of post 4 starter Jetster (To driven by Adam Merner) and post 6 newcomer Time To Dance (Campbell) has the respect of the top two picks on the morning line odds. Jetster was victorious in this class last Friday with Campbell at the lines while Time To Dance delivered a five-length romp in his first East Coast assignment down a notch on the class ladder for owners Brent Campbell of Charlottetown and Matthew McDonald of Edwards, Ont. Race analyst Les MacIsaac elects to go a different direction as he sides with the red hot Brittany Watts stable and post 2 starter Creepinn (David Dowling). "Creepin lost his cover at the half last week which left him first up the rest of the way and that's back-to-back starts he's had to rough it," MacIsaac said. "He still got home in 28 and change though and with a smoother journey tonight he's a potential sleeper." Also in the preferred 2 field are Mantario (Kenny Arsenault), Beyondthesilence N (Chris Davies), Winter Blast (Jason Hughes) and Hes Marvalous (Myles Heffernan Sr.). The Open trot renews again on Thursday with a field of six top-flight trotters competing for the lion's share of the $2,500 purse. Freddie leaves on the far outside after delivering a mild upset in this class last week for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. The 61-time winning Majestic Son trotter will have to overcome Glider Man, who will be looking for redemption from post 5 after falling short as the heavy post time favourite last week for the duo of driver Kenny Arsenault and trainer Jennifer Doyle. Hop Up takes a two-race win streak into the event leaving from post 2 for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Keith Campbell. The field is rounded out by Supreme Monarch (Mike McGuigan), Windemeredontuworry (Norris Rogers) and Star Photo (Hughes). Catch the worldwide broadcast at and wager online at or at the drive-in wagering venue at Red Shores Charlottetown from 12-4 P.M. every race day. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - This year has been full of unexpected twists and turns but Island harness racing has been twisting out more of the same as Marc Campbell, the dominant driver of the previous decade, just keeps on winning as he did Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Winsloe reinsman scooped up half the races on Thursday's 10-dash card including delivering as the favourite in the featured Fillies and Mares Open pace aboard Arc Light from his own stable. The stakes graduating daughter of Camystic sat last in the $2,900 event while Much Adoo (Driven by Brodie MacPhee) set the tempo of 28.2 and 59.1. Berazzled (Mike McGuigan) then committed first-over with Arc Light taking the cover through the three-quarters of 1:28.1 before surging past in the stretch drive to complete the mile in 1:56.2. Berazzled was second with Miss Kabana (Vincent Poulton) third. Grayland Farm of Gulf Shore, N.S., holds the ownership papers of Arc Light. Campbell opened the card up with Ezra Express from his own stable in 1:59.1 then took a trio of catch driving scores with What A Babe in 2:00.2 for trainer Todd Walsh of Charlottetown, Scoot Out Of Here for trainer Vaughan Doyle in 2:00.1 and with Dueling Banjos in 2:01.4 for Jay Noye of Cornwall. Theskysthelimit broke her maiden on the program in 2:00.3 from the Eddy Doucette stable and brought driver Corey MacPherson closer to a career milestone with win 991 of the 31-year-old Cornwall resident's career. For race replays and more go to Wager tonight was $48,767 By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Marc Campbell harness racing stable will pack a one-two punch in the Thursday evening featured event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 6 P.M. for the Thursday card with the $2,900 Fillies and Mares Open the top class of the night in race 9. Starting with the Thursday card race fans will be able to place their wagers in the new drive-in betting venue at Red Shores Charlottetown from 12-4 P.M. on the trackside patio. That venue will also be offered from the same times on Friday and Saturday with patrons able to purchase tickets on live or simulcast racing at that time. In the Fillies and Mares Open, Dreamfair Zenfire was the boss in her East Coast debut last week for trainer-driver Marc Campbell but the Winsloe reinsman will elect to drive stablemate Arc Light from post 6 on Thursday after her impressive six-length victory in last week's back-up class. Open class winner Dreamfair Zenfire will have the driving talents of Walter Cheverie in the bike with post 4 for owners Ryan and Everett MacLeod of Souris. The Sunfire Blue Chip pacer pocket rode behind pacesetter Berazzled last week and won in the stretch drive. Berazzled will have Mike McGuigan back in the bike from the Jonah Moase stable from post 5. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will look for a similar result from Dreamfair Zenfire on Thursday as he pegs her on top."Dreamfair Zenfire had an impressive local debut and kept her perfect record for the 2020 season intact at 3 for 3," MacIsaac said. "She loses Marc but there's nothing wrong with Walter as a replacement and until she goes down to defeat, she's the one to knock off." Other entries in the top event are Private Di (To be driven by Kenny Arsenault), Miss Kabana (Vincent Poulton) and Much Adoo (Brodie MacPhee). The evening finale features the back-up class of pacing mares vying for a $2,400 purse. Woodmere Chella (Dowling) finished a close third to Dreamfair Zenfire and Berazzled last week and drops down in class this week for trainer Marvyn Webster and owner Valleygrove Farms of Kensington. The Atlantic Sires Stakes graduate will look for the first win of her five-year-old campaign. Top contenders in the class include Killean Finale (Ken Murphy) and Rocknrols Image (Jason Hughes). Catch all the action live at and wager online at By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - While the 'King' of Island harness racing swept the final three dashes of the card, a record June wager was set on the Thursday evening season opener at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The capital oval was the first track in Canada to hold harness racing since March and the historic oval handled $102,308 on the 10-dash card in online betting as no spectators were allowed on site. Trainer-driver Marc Campbell gave Dreamfair Zenfire a perfect two-hole trip in her Island debut in the featured $2,900 Fillies and Mares Open pace for owners Ryan and Everett MacLeod of Souris. Time of the mile was 1:56. Race favourite Berazzled (Driven by Mike McGuigan) set the early tempo with splits of 28.4, 58.1 and 1:27.3 with Dreamfair Zenfire sitting on her back. The eventual winner angled out for the stretch drive to win by half-a-length over Berazzled with Woodmere Chella (David Dowling) rounding out the triactor. Howmac Blaze was an earlier winner for Campbell in 1:59.4 in a front-end score for trainer Michelle Myers of Cardigan. The final part of the Campbell hat-trick was from his own stable in the $2,400 back-up pace as Arc Light got away in the back of the pack and made a power move to the front heading to the half-mile marker. The Maritime stakes graduate unleashed a final half in 57 seconds to win by six-lengths in 1:58.2 over Miss Kabana (Vincent Poulton) and Killean Finale (Ken Murphy). Live racing continues Saturday evening at 6 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown with a 10-dash program. For race replays and more go to By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Usually known for his front end prowess, He's Marvalous employed off-the-pace tactics to capture the Marc Campbell - Driver Of The Decade harness racing pace Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The afternoon program was called Marc Campbell day at the capital oval with specials presentations and clips of Campbell's career throughout the card commemorating his decade long stint as leading driver. Myles Heffernan Sr., was in the bike for the 15-1 upset in the $2,600 Campbell Day Pace as He's Maravlous circled up to stop the clock in 2:00.1 over an off track. Bank Of Dad (Driven by Adam Merner) was second with Silverhill Buddy (David Dowling) third. Jackie Heffernan of Summerville holds the ownership papers on He's Marvalous, who rewarded his backers with a $647.20 triactor ticket. Creepin won the $2,900 preferred pace in 1:58.3 for the combination of driver Dowling and trainer Jim Quinn, who co-owns the pacer with Alex Quinn of York and Carl Peterson of Hunter River. Corey MacPherson made three trips to the winner's circle on the program winning with Dustylane Zambucca in her first lifetime start in 2:06.2 for trainer Stephen Gass of Cornwall. Gass and MacPherson teamed up later on the card to win with Smiley Bayama in a 2:00.1 front end score. MacPherson's other win came with JK Cowboy in 2:01.3 for Greg MacInnis of Tyne Valley. For more information go to By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top driver in the history of Prince Edward Island harness racing will be honoured Saturday afternoon with Marc Campbell Day at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.   The 'King' of Island racing, Campbell of Winsloe, will be the focus of the Saturday card as he is honoured as the top driver every year of the past decade.   The Saturday program kicks off at 12:30 P.M. with 14-dashes scheduled. Red Shores will have a banner up to recognize Campbell that the fans cane sign, a trackside presentation with a plaque from Red Shores as well as special video clips and races from the driver's career.   Race 13 is the Marc Campbell - Driver Of The Decade pace with a mainstay of the Campbell stable favoured in the $2,600 event. Eagle Jolt has post 2 for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Stratford. The 13-year-old son of Village Jolt will look to add to his 64 lifetime victories from over 330 lifetime outings.   Burn Out Hanover looms a large danger from post 3 with Corey MacPherson in the driver's seat for trainer Jeff Holmes. A son of Well Said out of millionaire pacing mare Burning Point, Burn Out Hanover tired off the front in his latest over a heavy track rated five seconds off due to mud.   Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with Burn Out Hanover to provide the upset in the Marc Campbell - Drive Of The Decade pace.   "As we said earlier, the front wasn't the place to be last week so we'll cut him some slack for not delivering as the chalk," MacIsaac said of Burn Out Hanover. "There's a ton of thirds there against some big time opposition so he could be sitting on a win."   Other entrants in the field are IC True Grit (Driven by Mike McGuigan), Bank Of Dad (Adam Merner), Santana Sass (Kenny Arsenault), Silverhill Buddy (David Dowling), Hes Marvalous (Myles Heffernan Sr.) and Jeb (Jason Hughes).   The preferred pace lines up in race 7 with Creepin the morning line choice after winning this class last week. Dowling is in the bike for trainer and co-owner Jim Quinn and co-owners Alex Quinn and Carl Peterson. Other top entries are the Jen Doyle trained duo of Winter Blast (Hughes) and Midnight Matt (Arsenault).   By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - On a muddy day with unseasonably high January temperatures, Silverhill Buddy was the only front end harness racing winner Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The David Myers trained pacer lead at every call in the New Year's Pace at the capital oval as David Dowling gave him a 2:04.2 steer over a track with a five-second variant. The six-year-old son of Proven Lover is owned by Myers along with Joanne MacRae of Charlottetown and Gwyneth McGuirk of Fort Augustus. After leading all driver for 10 straight seasons, Marc Campbell got a head start on the 2020 driving standings as he won the first dash of the calendar year with Fusspot in 2:06.3 then proceeded to win five more races on the program. Campbell won with Windsun Rebel in 2:04.3 and Scoot Out Of Here in 2:05.2 from the Vaughan Doyle stable of Charlottetown as well as Cougar Gal in 2:06.3 for Neil Bambrick of Charlottetown. Campbell completed his six-win day with the finishing touches of a triple from his own barn as Jetster won in 2:05.4 and Messier Seelster scored in 2:06.2. Red Shores released details on the Race Day broadcast that Saturday January 11th will be Marc Campbell Day to honor the driver's achievements over the past decade at the city track. Creepin won the $2,900 preferred for driver David Dowling and trainer Jim Quinn in 2:02.2 over Winter Blast (Driven by Jason Hughes) and Screen Test (Corey MacPherson). MacPherson won two races on the program to begin his countdown to win number 1,000 as he is 21 wins from the milestone. For more information go to By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The 2019 racing season comes to a close Tuesday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and the top driver of the decade says he can't wait to get started on another driving title. The 13-dash New Year's Eve program is scheduled for a 6:30 P.M. first race post time. Environment Canada has indicated the possibility of impending weather with officials at Red Shores making an announcement at 10 A.M. Tuesday morning on the status of the program. Winsloe driver Marc Campbell is poised to win his 10th straight dash title as he leads all drivers at the Capital oval with 136 trips to the winner's circle, ahead of second place Gilles Barrieau at 107 wins. The 35-year-old Vernon River native finds it hard to believe he was never heeded as top driver, with only Jason Hughes tying him in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. "It seemed to go by quick," the driver said. "Probably because of all of the ups and downs that come along with horse racing. I couldn't tell you the amount of weddings I was supposed to be in that I got there late or had to leave early because of horse racing." "Thankfully my friend and family still like me," Campbell jokes. Along with two O'Brien Award for Horsemanship and a pair of Gold Cup and Saucer victories, Campbell has made 2,319 trips to the winner's circle in his career, with over $5.2 million in purse earnings. "I feel like I'm just getting started. I'm driving way better now than I ever have, way differently than I ever have." The Tuesday program will also see the retirement of Dreamfair Van Dam, a longtime mainstay in the Campbell stable that recently returned back to P.E.I. from a lease arrangement in Nova Scotia. The 14-year-old pacer faces mandatory retirement before he turns 15, but will go out a winner in his final two races. "I go down in the basement in my house and the kids are watching Youtube of Gold Cup and Saucers or lord knows what," The father of four said. "Poor Dreamfair Van Dam is tired out, the kids have raced him 20 times a day the past week in the basement. The Youtube is getting worn out. But that is what it is all about, it's not all about money." One thing Campbell cannot praise enough is the racing product that Red Shores puts on at Charlottetown and Summerside. "The product here is second to none. I get to go to work at a nice place, nice track, nice facility. People think the racing isn't tough here but it's tough. Go buy a horse for $15,000 and you bring it down here and you could get throttled. There are a lot of great horse people here and it is tough." For more information on Tuesday's program go to By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The 'King' of Island harness racing, Marc Campbell, was busy adding to his win totals Saturday afternoon in his tenth season as leading driver at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Campbell made five trips to the winner's circle on the Saturday card including three wins from his own Charlottetown stable. Campbell's catch driving wins were with Rockstar Drums in 1:59.1 for trainer Vaughan Doyle and Santanna Sass in 1:58.1 for Nick MacGillvray of Stratford. The Campbell stable opened up the action in race 1 with Messier Seelster in 2:02, then 14-year-old veteran Dreamfair Van Dam scored a 19-length romp in 1:58.3 and Charlottes Western was a front-end winner in 1:58.2. Screen Test delivered as the favourite in the $2,750 preferred pace with a first-over journey of 1:57.4. Corey MacPherson was at the lines for owners Kickin Horse Stable of York and William Andrew of Calgary, Alta., and trainer Stephen Gass. Hes Marvalous (Driven by Myles Heffernan Sr.) did all the roadwork to finish second while Burn Out Hanover (Kenny Arsenault) was third. Tell Me Why took a pocket ride in the $2,450 top mare's pace, also with MacPherson in the seat, in 1:58.1 for co-owner and trainer Joe MacDonald of Breadalbane and co-owner Alexis Gass of Cornwall. It was a big day at the city oval. Customers wagered $52,990 on the afternoon program. Racing continues at Red Shores on Boxing Day Thursday afternoon with a 12:30 P.M. opening post time. For race replays and more go to Red Shores would like to wish Happy Holidays to our media partners and editors. Thank you for your support. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores    

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - On the cusp of history, the 'King' of Island harness racing dominated the final portion of the Sunday afternoon program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Driver Marc Campbell won the final three dashes of the 10-race card including the race 9 featured pace aboard his own Rose Run Quest in 1:56.4. The Winsloe trainer-driver was on top for every piece of the mile before drawing off to a six-length victory. Creepin rallied from last to finish second for driver David Dowling while Burn Out Hanover and Gilles Barrieau were third. Blair Hansen of Charlottetown owns the 44-time winner. Campbell other win from his own barn was with Eagle Jolt in 1:58.3 for the veteran pacers 64th lifetime win then the driver guided Forever Paradise to an open-length romp in 1:59 for trainer Kevin MacLean of Kinross. The three-win day by Campbell propelled the driver to an 18-race lead in the driver's standings with 122 visits to the Red Shores Charlottetown winner's circle. Gilles Barrieau sits in second place with 107 wins. If Campbell can hold onto the lead for the final four cards of the calendar year, he will again make history with driving titles every year of the decade. The 35-year-old horseman first won the dash title in 2010 in his seventh season in the race bike and has not been heeded in any subsequent season. Jason Hughes tied Campbell for leading driver in 2014 and 2015, with Campbell winning outright every other year. For Sunday afternoon race replays and more go to By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

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