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CBC NEWS reports that the P.E.I.'s harness racing community has stepped up protective measures after the confirmation of an infectious disease at Red Shores in Charlottetown. One case of strangles, a bacterial respiratory infection, was confirmed last week in a young horse, resulting in the quarantine of about 25 horses According to the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission, the quarantine applies to horses kept in two locations: the stable at Red Shores belonging of Marc Campbell, a long-time and successful harness racer on Prince Edward Island, and at a farm in Winsloe. Campbell could not immediately be reached for comment by CBC News. The commissions said those horses must test negative for the disease three times before the quarantine will be lifted. "We did consult with veterinarians on-Island and off to make sure our protocols are current," said commission director Brett Revington. "It can be highly contagious." The commission has recommended other horse owners at Red Shores locations in Charlottetown and Summerside monitor their livestock for symptoms and monitor animals' temperatures twice daily. Fever is one early symptom of the disease. Horse owners at Red Shores are following the commission's advice. Jeff Lilley is taking temperatures of his horses at Red Shores in Charlottetown, following confirmation of the disease. "People need to be vigilant," said Lilley. "I don't know a lot about it. I think as long as they keep the barn quarantined, we'll be OK."  In addition to fever, strangles can cause breathing problems and inflammation of lymph nodes in the jaws of horses. Symptoms can last for weeks and, on rare occasions, the disease can be fatal, according to faculty members at the Atlantic Veterinary College. One round of the weekly testing of the affected horses in quarantine is already complete, according to Revington. "Everyone's been very proactive… to limit the exposure just to the one stable rather than spreading across the racing community," said Revington. Races scheduled at Red Shores in Charlottetown and Summerside continue as usual. The track has offered Campbell his own hours to jog the horses in his care to limit any contact with other animals. From CBC News

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - It was a night of triples Thursday as three harness racing drivers dominated the program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell celebrated three winners on the card as the Winsloe reinsman continues his lead in the driving standings for the 11th straight season. Dreamfair Zenfire was the biggest Campbell winner of the night as she took a pocket ride to win the $2,550 featured fillies and mares pace in 1:54.4 from his own stable for owners Ryan and Everett MacLeod of Souris. La Vie En Rose was the first part of the Campbell triple with a 1:58.1 new lifetime best for her second straight win for trainer Stacey Lund while Traces Of Purple supplied his third win in 1:57.1 for trainer Robert Phillips. Gilles Barrieau was another recipient of a driving triple including a 1:57.4 score aboard Mile Hill Willie in the $2,350 Open trot from the Paul Morrison stable. Barrieau also visited the historic winner's circle with Cheeky Little Minx (2:00.3) from his own stable and Ubettimagoodone (1:59.1) for trainer Jeff Lilley. David Dowling celebrated three winning steers on the program including a pair of wins for trainer Earl Watts. Dowling and Watts teamed up to win with Therealdeal (1:57.3) and Howmac Missy (2:00.1) while the Jennifer Doyle trained Southwind Ion (1:56.2) was the other Dowling driven winner of the night. For race replays and more go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The 'King' of Island racing, harness racing driver Marc Campbell, was on top of his game Saturday afternoon with four victories including scoring with Dreamfair Zenfire in the Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series final, presented by Standardbred Canada, at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Campbell steered Dreamfair Zenfire for her fifth straight win while capturing the $15,117 Atlantic Aged Pacing Pacing Mares final in a 1:54.2 clocking. Leaving from post 1, Dreamfair Zenfire was first to the lead in a 29.1 opening quarter before releasing fellow Campbell trainee Arc Light (Driven by Adam Merner) to the front before the 57.1 half-mile marker. Woodmere Chella (Corey MacPherson) tried her luck first over headed to three-quarters of 1:26.3 and took control of the lead around the final turn before succumbing to Dreamfair Zenfire in the stretch drive and finishing second. Lyons Jennielee (Myles Heffernan Sr.) completed the triactor. Ryan and Everett MacLeod of Souris co-own the winning daughter of Sunfire Blue Chip. Campbell also found the wire first with Eagle Jolt (1:56.4) and Jetster (1:56.1) from his own stable and with the Earl Watts trained Shadow Of A Daut (1:56) to continue his sizeable lead in the Red Shores Charlottetown driver's standings for 11th straight year. The $3,100 preferred pace went to Rose Run Quest and driver Adam Merner in a 1:54.1 victory. Gilles Barrieau trains the eight-year-old for owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown. Screen Test (MacPherson) rallied for second while The Rev (Dale Spence) was third. Kenny Arsenault had a training and driving double on the card as the Charlottetown reinsman won with Lisburn (1:54.1) and JK Express (1:57.1). Go to for race replays and more. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The Time To Win may have been the third one to the lead in the Thursday evening featured harness racing pace but she was the first one to the wire at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Hurricane Hill (Driven by Corey MacPherson) guarded the rail in the $2,300 event before releasing Collective Wisdom (Gilles Barrieau) to the lead past the eighth pole. Marc Campbell then right-lined The Time To Win hard from the three-hole and cleared to the front in a 27.4 first quarter. Campbell kept the pedal down to the half in 56.2 then grabbed a third quarter breather to reach that station in 1:27.2. Collective Wisdom launched one more assault up the passing lane but The Time To Win held on for a 1:56 victory to give her three straight wins in as many starts since joining the Bo Ford Stable. Collective Wisdom was second while Temagami Seelster (Brodie MacPhee) completed the $489.40 triactor. Shirley Weeks of Fredericton owns the winning pacer. Freddie won the $2,400 Open trot as part of a driving quadruple for Campbell. Time of the mile was 1:57.2 for owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Campbell's other wins were a 1:56.2 score in race 5 aboard Clever Thing for trainer Kyle Wilkie of Charlottetown and in the finale with Much Adoo as the final part of a training triple for the Ron Matheson stable in 1:56.2. Barrieau was hot on the Thursday program making five trips to the winner's circle. The New Brunswick reinsman started the action off in race 2 as What A Babe scored in 1:59 for trainer Todd Walsh. Ill Tell Me Ma had a narrow score in race 4 for Barrieau and trainer Scott Dunn in 1:56.3 followed by a race 6 score aboard Labero in 1:58.4 for conditioner Randy Van Meer. IC True Grit won by open lengths in 1:56.3 in race 7 for Barrieau and Matheson while that combination also won with Lean On Who in 1:56.1 in race 10. For race replays and more go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The beat goes on for Woodmere Stealdeal as his harness racing career record remained unblemished in the Island Breeder's Final Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The son of Steelhead Hanover scored win number 11 of his undefeated career in the $12,700 Island Breeders final Wendell Wallace Memorial for two-year-old pacing colts. Marc Campbell steered the colt to a 1:55.3 victory from post 8 for trainer Danny Romo and Nova Scotia owners Kevin Dorey and Robert Sumarah. Mabou Ridge trotted into the record books in the $8,000 Island Breeders final Charles Oakes Memorial for three-year-old trotters with the fastest mile ever by an Atlantic bred three-year-old on the Eastern Seaboard. The Clare MacDonald trained and driven sophomore stopped the clock in 1:58.1 to lower the former 1:58.3 standard he formerly co-held with Gettin Messi and Tequila Tuesday. Arnold Rankin of Nova Scotia owns the son of Armbro Barrister. Mr Finlay Ridge was on top at every call in the Island Breeders Final Ralph Cole Memorial for rookie trotters with MacDonald at the reins of her trainee. Time of the mile was 2:03.2 in the $7,800 event. MacDonald and Rankin own the colt in partnership with fellow Bluenoser Ian Tate. The $11,900 Island Breeders final Collins Wood Memorial for two-year-old pacing fillies saw a crushing performance from Tobins Brownie as the filly powered to a 1:56.1 victory while leaving her foes 15-lengths in arrears. David Dowling was above the wheels for trainer Jonah Moase and Island owners James Quinn, Carl Peterson and Amy Lakie. The program also featured the Ruby Chappell Memorial stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies and the Bob Dewar Memorial stakes for three-year-old pacing colts. The $10,000 Chappell splits were won by Kiss Me Im Irish (Driven by Brodie MacPhee) and the Marc Campbell driven duo of Woodmere Skyroller in 1:55 and Tobins Choice in 1:56.4. The $9,800 Dewar divisions were claimed by Woodmere Rollnpop (MacDonald) in 1:54.4, Windemere Ryan (Adam Merner) in 1:56.3 and Windemere Frank (Dowling) in a 20-1 upset in 1:54.4. The Matinee Racing Finals were also held on the afternoon program for amateur drivers featuring a slew of up and coming talent. Rising Fella and driver Jaycob Sweet won the fastest dash in 1:59 while Intrepidus and Wendy MacRae won the other race in 2:07.2. For race replays and more go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Woodmere Stealdeal has been unheeded so far in his career but he will have to contend with post 8 this week during Island Breeders Final action Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The capital oval switches to a 12:30 P.M. post time for Saturday afternoon cards starting this week and continuing for the rest of the season. This Saturday's program has 15 dashes on tap with the $12,700 Island Breeders two-year-old pacing colt final lining up in race 13 in memory of Wendell Wallace. Woodmere Stealdeal rides a 10-race undefeated streak into the event for trainer Danny Romo and Nova Scotia owners Kevin Dorey and Robert Sumarah. The Steelhead Hanover colt will have Marc Campbell above the wheels again this week as the horse looks to keep his perfect record intact. Top contenders include Atlantic record holder Bettim Again (To be driven by Kenny Arsenault) from post 2 and Saltwater Savage (Mark Bradley) with post 5. Race 10 of the day is the Collins Wood Memorial Island Breeder's final for two-year-old pacing fillies carrying an $11,900 pot. Tobins Brownie has been exceptional as of late with a 1:56.2 victory last week in the Lady Slipper Stake. David Dowling returns to the seat of the post 5 starter for trainer Jonah Moase and owners James Quinn, Carl Peterson and Amy Lakie. Her top morning line rivals are Western Wish (Brodie MacPhee) and Need To Know (Jason Hughes). Race 5 has the Charles Oakes Memorial Island Breeders Final for three-year-old trotters with the top trio of Go With Her (MacPhee), Mabou Ridge (Clare MacDonald) and Tequila Tuesday (Myles Heffernan Sr.) resuming their rivalry in the $8,000 event. Mr Finlay Ridge (MacDonald) is the top choice in the opening dash of the day slated as the Island Breeder's final Ralph Cole Memorial for two-year-old trotters with $7,800 on the line. The Armbro Barrister rookie's top challenges come from the Tad The Stud duo of A Little Go Go (Campbell) and Dusty Lane Milo (Adam Merner). The condensed stakes schedule did not allow for Island Breeders Final for three-year-old pacers so they will compete in $10,000 divisions of Ruby Chappell Stakes for sophomore pacing fillies in races 2, 4 and 7 as well as $9,800 Bob Dewar Memorial stake divisions for three-year-old colt pacers in races 3, 6 and 9. The PEI Matinee Racing Finals will also be featured on the afternoon card with participants going to the gate after race 2 & 4. The horses, drivers and post positions are listed on their official Facebook page. Banner Evening For Campbell  CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Freddie showed why he is a co-track record holder Thursday evening as he went down the road in the Open Trot as part of a five-bagger for the ‘King Of Island Racing’ at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.  Marc Campbell steered his trainee from post 3 in the $2,400 Open trot as Freddie took control of the tempo past the quarter pole and lead at every station before opening up to win by two-lengths in 1:57.4 over Glider Man (Driven by David Dowling) while Cheeky Little Mix (Gilles Barrieau) completed the triactor. The leading driver at the Capital oval the past 11 seasons, Campbell also trains the Majestic Son trotter for owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston.  Sun On The Beach provided the first Campbell victory of the evening in race 4 as he steered the Jason Hughes trainee to a 1:58.4 victory. Traces Of Purple gave Campbell win number two in race 8 with a 1:56.4 front-end score from the Robert Phillips stable. Freddie supplied win number 3 in race 9 followed by a gutsy 1:56.4 slugfest out of The Time To Win in race 11 in 1:56.4 for trainer Bo Ford for win number 4. The five-pack was unloaded in the race 14 finale as Filly Forty Seven gave Campbell his second win from his own stable on the evening with a 1:55.3 clocking.  Burn Out Hanover prevailed in the $2,900 preferred 2 pace in line to Barrieau for trainer Jeff Holmes and owner Orwell Bay Stable in 1:55.1. It was the second straight win for the Well Said – Burning Point pacer as he recorded win number 19 of his career.  Owner Alex MacPhee of Clyde River had lots to celebrate of the mid-week program with both his entrants hitting the wire first. Trained by Ron Gass of Cornwall and driven by Adam Merner, the MacPhee owned Pictonian Thunder broke his maiden in 1:59 in race 2 while Miss Sangria gave the trio another win in race 12 stopping the clock in 1:56.4.  For race replays and more go to  By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores 

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Stakes Saturday was the Marc Campbell show thanks in part to the 10th straight win from Woodmere Stealdeal at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Campbell steered Woodmere Stealdeal to a 1:56.1 victory in his $12,000 Joe O'Brien Gold division for two-year-old pacing colts for the horse to remain undefeated in 10 lifetime outings. Danny Romo trains the Steelhead Hanover gelding for Nova Scotia owners Kevin Dorey and Robert Sumarah. One of Campbell's other five wins was a $8,100 O'Brien grassroots division for rookie colt with Woodmere Beachline (1:57.3) from his own stable. The other $12,000 O'Brien Gold division saw Dustylanegoliath (1:57.3) on top at every call for trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau and owner Daniel Ross of Belfast.Gascoigne Sundae (1:57.3) hit the wire first in his $9,100 O'Brien grassroots split for the combination of driver Brodie MacPhee and trainer Wade Sorrie. Tobins Brownie recorded a new lifetime mark of 1:56.2 in a $13,000 Lady Slipper Gold division for two-year-old pacing fillies on the Saturday card. David Dowling was in the driver's seat for trainer Jonah Moase and owners Amy Lakie of Greenfield, Carl Peterson of Hunter River and Alex Quinn of York. Maggiesdelight (2:00.3) was an upset winner in the other $13,000 Lady Slipper Gold division with Corey MacPherson at the lines for co-owner and trainer Michelle Myers and co-owner Roger MacDonald of Cardigan. The $8,750 Lady Slipper grassroots divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies were won by Psili Ammos (2:00.1) for trainer-driver Kenny Arsenault and Doctor Sunshine (1:59.3) for the combo of driver Mark Bradley and trainer Tom Weatherbie. For race replays and more go to by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

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

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