D G Camme continues winning ways in Premier's Pace at CDP

Nicholas Oakes
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D Gs Camme kept his win streak intact Saturday night at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park as Old Home Week racing came to a close.

Gilles Barrieau drove the pacer to a 1:52.2 trip in his fourth-in-a-row victory in the $15,000 Premier’s Pace final for trainer Jackie Matheson and Charlottetown owners Quentin and Hal Bevan, Tom Clark and Ron Matheson.

Schooner (Redmond Doucet) was second with Ultimate Luck (Terry Gallant) third.

Russian Kisses captured the $12,250 Spud Island Classic fillies and mares final in 1:55.2 for co-owner Robert Shepherd in the bike for co-owners Joseph Travis of New York and Forrest Bartlett of North Carolina.

Second went to General Luckypercy (Daniel Dube) with Dirt Track Momma (Marc Campbell) third.

Two $11,000 Joe O’Brien Gold divisions for three-year-old colt pacers were on the card with Arties Magic winning his division in 1:55.3 with Todd Trites in the bike for trainer Earl Watts and owners WIndemere Farms of Hampshire and Clive Balderston of Moncton.

Island Gigolo won the other split in 1:56.1 for driver Ryan Ellis, trainer Tom Weatherbie and owner Jamie Pound of Hunter River.

Cam Cool won the $6,500 Alpine $3,000 claiming series for horses and geldings in 1:57 for driver Colin Kelly, co-owner and trainer Dave Kelly of Cornwall and co-owner James Perrot of Stratford.

Lexis Mandy gave a training and driving double to the Gold Cup and Saucer winning duo of driver Brad Forward and trainer Rene Allard in the Alpine $3,000 claiming series for fillies and mares in 1:56.

Lexis Mandy is co-owned by Allard Racing Inc. of Quebec with Randy Copley of Inverness, N.S.

Junebugs Baby (Myles Heffernan) won the Norman MacPhail Memorial pace in 1:56.4 while the The Papermarker pace went to The Warden (Dube) in 1:56.4.

Marc Campbell won the Francis McIsaac award for top driver of Old Home Week while the Chucker Carmichael award for top percentage driver was won by Paul MacKenzie.

MacKenzie had a driving triple on the card while trainer Gary Poulton had two winners.

Total bet for the 14-race Gold Cup and Saucer card was $273,153.

The Saturday afternoon card had four $4,800 Joe O’Brien Grassroots divisions for three-year-old colt pacers.

They were won by Tobins Delight (Brian MacPhee) in 2:00, My Kind Crazy (Mark Bradley) in 1:57, Hurrah (Bradley) in 1:59 and Woodmere Rondevous (Mike Stevenson) in 1:57.1.



Up The Credit captured the $20,000 James (Roach) MacGregor Memorial Friday night in 1:54.1 for trainer-driver Carl Jamieson, who co-owns with fellow Ontario owners Tom Kyron and Joanne Morrison.

Mach Wheel (MacKenzie) was second with Astor (Jason Hughes) third.

The $12,700 Lady Slipper Gold divisions for three-year-old filly pacers were won by Elm Grove Inarush (MacKenzie) in 1:56 and Saulsbrook Alana (Campbell) in 1:58.

Organizations: Allard Racing Inc. of Quebec, The Papermarker, The Warden

Geographic location: Charlottetown Driving Park, Charlottetown, New York North Carolina Moncton Ontario

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