Campbell, Ellis advance from Atlantic championship in Summerside

Nicholas Oakes
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Carnivore capped off a Marc Campbell driving triple to propel the Island reinsman to victory in Saturday night’s Atlantic Regional Driving Championship at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

Campbell scored a 1:55.1 win with Carnivore in the final race of the competition for trainer Marvyn Webster and owner Valleygrove Farm of Kensington. Campbell finished the competition with 71 points to send him to the National Driving Championship on Aug. 26 at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

“I’m feeling really good,” Campbell said after the victory. “I had a good line up and the horses raced good. It’s always close (in) these kind of things and that’s what makes it really exciting.”

Pictonian Press finished second to put Nova Scotia driver Ryan Ellis into the other spot for the nationals with 65 points, while PC Shockwave finished third to give Darren Crowe 55 points, finishing third in the competition.

“It started out good and I just had good horses, I guess,” Ellis said. “After looking at the card I thought I had a shot and the horses came through.”

Jason Hughes finished fourth in the competition with 50 points, while Gilles Barrieau was fifth with 49 points followed by Todd Trites (41), Brodie MacPhee (31), Ryan Campbell (31) and Kevin Dillon (27).

Hughes opened up the competition in race 2 with a 2:01.1 victory aboard Miracleonthehudson to give him the early lead over Silverhill Princess (Trites) and Diagram Hanover (Ellis). Lyndale Royal captured race 3 in a 10-length 1:56.4 score for Ellis over Ok Chivas (Marc Campbell) and Rivervues Legacy (Crowe), giving Ellis the points lead. Ultimate Labamba captured race 4 in 1:58 giving the top spot to Marc Campbell with second going to Just Coastin Along (Hughes) and Whitesand Artist (Barrieau) third.

Rash B Havior delivered as the post-time favourite in race 5 to widen the lead for Campbell with Bad Date (Crowe) second and The Warden (MacPhee) third. Dance Hanover captured race 6 to propel Trites into third place with second in that race going to Blu Meadow Willie (MacPhee) and Joachim (Ryan Campbell) third.

Race 7 had Crowe bring himself into contention with a 1:57 victory aboard Barrett Jackson ahead of In Cahoots (Barrieau) and Smackwaterjack (Ellis). Its Handsome Hank captured race 8 in 1:59.1 to put Ellis into second place behind Marc Campbell with Roccos Cavallo (Kevin Dillon) second and River Paradise (Hughes) third. Marc Campbell sat out race 10 to see Barrieau score with Keystone Nobility over Tyber Champ (Crowe) with Onehotvett (Ellis) third.

Marc Campbell and Ellis will join Jody Jamieson, Billy Davis Jr., Brandon Campbell, Jim Marino, Guy Gagnon and Sylvain Lacaille in the National Driving Championship.

The Summerside card also featured two divisions of the Atlantic aged mares pacing series with Bunny Mach capturing the first division in 1:56.2 for trainer-driver Hughes and owners Donald and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge. Veronicavermillion (Brian MacPhee) was second with Prynne Hanover (Mike McGuigan) third.

The second division went to General Luckypercy and Barrieau in 1:56.1 for trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Jack Brown and Jodilynn Matheson of Charlottetown. Andro Madi (Dale Spence) was second with Dirt Track Momma (Campbell) third.


Compiled by Red Shores’ Nicholas Oakes


SRW Results

Harness racing results from Saturday at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

Race 1 – Over Shadow (T. Gallant)  4.80 2.50 2.30; Larsheis (W. Cheverie) 2.70 2.30; Acton Real Foolish (C. Macpherson) 2.50.

Times: Also ran: 30, 1:01.4, 1:32.4, 2:02.42 Bugtown Gigolo, Goodmorningdiva, Time To Get Jiggy. Winning horse owned by Terry Gallant, Summerside, and Windemere Farms, North Wiltshire. Exactor 2-3 $21.10; Triactor 2-3-5 $21.60; Superfecta 2-3-5-6 $23.80.

Race 2 – Miracleonthehudson (J. Hughes) 4.10 2.50 2.40; Silverhill Princess (T. Trites) 3.00 2.10; Diagram Hanover (R. Ellis) 4.70.

Times: 28.3, 1:00, 1:30.4, 2:01.1. Also ran: Hiddenbrooke, Lady Antebella, Duchess Killean, Winning Clues, Ideal Profit. Winning horse owned by Noonan Holdings Ltd., Russell and Karen Noonan, Middleton. Exactor 4-3 $10.20; Triactor 4-3-5 $57.30; Superfecta 4-3-5-6 Carry-over.

Race 3 – Lyndale Royal (R. Ellis) 2.80 2.20 2.10; Ok Chivas (M. Campbell) 2.90 2.40; Riverues Legacy (D. Crowe) 2.30.

Times: 28.4, 58.2, 1:28.1, 1:56.4. Also ran: Blue Man Group, Full Of Finesse, Canaco Paso, Electric Boy, Life At Hickory. Winning horse owned by Brent Campbell, Charlottetown. Exactor 2-1 $6.70; Triactor 2-1-3 $16.70; Superfecta 2-1-3-7 $26.30.

Race 4 – Ultimate Labamba (M. Campbell) 7.90 4.20 3.60; Just Coastin Along (J. Hughes) 5.50 3.20; Whitesand Artist (G. Barrieau) 3.70.

Times: 28.4, 58.1, 1:28, 1:58. Also ran: Letgoofmyhalo,  Woodmere No Fool, Ultimate Success, Silverhill Gertie, JK Crusher. Winning horse owned by Philip Desroches, Coleman. Exactor 5-2 $28.30; Triactor 5-2-3 $79; Superfecta 5-2-3-7 $98.05.

Race 5 – Rash B Havior (M. Campbell) 3.70 2.90 2.20; Bad Date (D. Crowe) 5.60 3.60; The Warden (Bro. MacPhee) 23.40.

Times: 28.2, 58, 1:28, 1:56.4. Also ran: Ima Fancy King, Halfinthebag, Jarretts Jet, Art Of Cam, Sinners In Heaven. Winning horse owned by Michael Bl Peters, Emyvale. Exactor 4-7 $20.80; Triactor 4-7-3 $196.30; Superfecta 4-7-3-8 Carry-over.

Race 6 – Dance Hanover (T. Trites) 13.50 5.80 3.50; Blu Meadow Willie (Bro. Macphee) 3.00 2.80; Joachim (R. Campbell) 4.30.

Times: 28.2, 57.1, 1:27.3, 1:58.3. Also ran: Panda Bear, Elm Grove Future, Tobins Knockout, Life Savior, High Bar. Winning horse owned by Ultimate Stable, Greater Lakeburn, N.B. Exactor 4-6 $28.10; Triactor 4-6-5 $181.30; Superfecta 4-6-5-3 $106.24.

Race 7 – Barrett Jackson (D. Crowe) 12.60 4.30 6.60; In Cahoots (G. Barrieau) 2.40 2.10; Smackwaterjack (R. Ellis) 6.60.

Times: 28.4, 58, 1:27.2, 1:57. Also ran: Rakland Fine Line, Porthill Alf, Ramadawn, Lira Lira, Paphos. Winning horse owned by Neal Moase, Cornwall. Exactor 4-2 $20.20; Triactor 4-2-7 $197.30; Superfecta 4-2-7-8 Carry-over.

Race 8 – It’s Handsome Hank (R. Ellis) 15.10 7.80 4.10; Roccos Cavallo (K. Dillon) 7.40 4.10; River Paradise (J. Hughes) 5.90.

Times: 28.3, 58.4, 1:29,1:59.1. Also ran: Freddy My Boy, Paradise Rose, Westedge Artist, Casimir Japa. Winning horse owned by Arlene MacInnis and Gregory MacInnis, Tyne Valley. Exactor 3-4 $148.20; Triactor  3-4-7 $456.50; Superfecta 3-4-7-6 $265.92.

Race 9 – Bunny Mach (J. Hughes) 7.30 2.90 2.80; Veronicavermillion (Bri. Macphee) 4.20 3.80; Prynne Hanover (M. McGuigan)  5.90.

Times: 28.2, 58.4, 1:27.4, 1:56.2.Also ran: Ramblinglily, Mattadors Rose, Silky Britches. Winning horse owned by Donald MacRae and Steven MacRae, Vernon Bridge. Exactor 3-2 $56.90; Triactor 3-2-4 $179.30; Superfecta 3-2-4 -6 Carry-over.

Race 10 – Keystone Nobility (G. Barrieau) 5.50 4.10 4.30; Tyber Champ (D. Crowe) 7.20 5.30; Onehotvet (R. Ellis) 12.60

Times: 28, 58.4, 1:28.2, 1:57.3. Also ran: Athletic Putnam, Bakardi Arti, Windemere Eric, Ultimate Spirit, Ultimate Faith. Winning horse owned by Kent Livingston, Cornwall, PE. Exactor 6-5 $19.40; Triactor  6-5-8 $59.20; Superfecta 6-5-8-3 $286.73.

Race 11 – Carnivore (M. Campbell) 8.40 4.00 2.60; Pictonian Press (R. Ellis) 9.30 3.80; P C Shockwave (D. Crowe) 2.70.

Times: 27.3, 56.2, 1:26, 1:55.1.  Also ran: Carrera Angel, Acton O So Royal, Shipps Xcalibur, R Sonoflife, Pembroke Fella. Winning horse owned by Valleygrove Farms, Kensington. Exactor 2-1 $71.50; Triactor 2-1-8 $514.30; Superfecta 2-1-8-6 Carry-over.

Race 12 – General Luckypercy (G. Barrieu) 5.60 2.10 2.60;  Andro Madi (D. Spence) 2.40 2.70; Dirt Track Momma (M. Campbell) 3.20.

Times:  28.1, 57, 1:26.2, 1:56.1.Also ran: Stayoutofmyaffair, Brodys Leona, Dreaming. Winning horse owned by Jodi Lynn Matheson, Charlottetown, and Jack Brown, Stratford. Exactor 2-4 $15.10; Triactor 2-4-3 $30.40; Superfecta 2-4-3-1 $ 38.75.


Wager – $27,580.

Organizations: Pictonian Press, Lyndale Royal, Summerside Raceway.Race 1 Noonan Holdings Blue Man Group Fine Line

Geographic location: Summerside, Kensington, Charlottetown Driving Park Hanover Nova Scotia Charlottetown Vernon Bridge Wiltshire Elm Grove Tyne Valley

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