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MacPherson bags career win 1,000 Saturday in Charlottetown

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. - Jason Malloy
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Guarding the rail from the start, Painted Desert and driver Corey MacPherson never looked back en route to a historic milestone for the reinsman Saturday night at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
MacPherson celebrated win 1,000 of his driving career aboard his own trainee as the 14-year-old son of Western Ideal was on top at every call in 1:57.3 for owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que., to upset at 12-1 odds.

The milestone victory was one of three for the 31-year-old Cornwall driver as he also hit the line first with the Melissa Rennie-trained Ms Moyse in a lifetime-best 1:57.2 score while also closing out the program with Tobinator for trainer Ambyr Campbell in 1:59.1 to bring his lifetime win total to 1,002.
Marc Campbell had a pair of winners from his stable, including the $2,700 featured pace with Jetster in a new lifetime best of 1:55.3 for owner Jamie Struthers of Nova Scotia. Tempo Seelster (Ken Murphy) rallied for second while Mystery Phil (Driven by Adam Merner) did all the early roadwork to finish third.
Campbell’s other win came with newcomer Power Of A Cruiser in 1:58.1 for owner Charles Symes of Nova Scotia.
The capital oval now goes dark until Thursday, July 16. Island racing action will shift to Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway for Governor’s Plate week racing featuring evening cards Tuesday through Saturday night and culminating in the 52nd running of the historic Governor’s Plate.

– Compiled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores.


CDP Results

Harness racing results from Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
Race 1 – Oceanview Lucky (J. Hughes) 3.20 2.10 2.10; Whims Drop Off (A. Merner) 2.80 2.20; J J Patrick (M. McGuigan) 3.80.
Times: 29.2, 59.1, 1:28.3, 1:58.1. Also Ran: Perfect Mile, Yummy Spice, ATuffLittleGuy, P Js Devil, Rollem N Throwem. Winning horse owned by Claude Poirier, Quebec. Exactor 6-4 $6.30; Triactor 6-4-1 $22.90; Superfecta 6-4-1-7 $33.15.
Race 2 – Painted Desert (C. MacPherson) 26.90 9.50 2.60; I C True Grit (M. McGuigan) 8.10 2.10; Jeb (J. Hughes) 2.10.
Times: 30.1, 59.4, 1:29.1, 1:57.3. Also Ran: Ten Mile Beach, Zero Rate. Winning horse owned by Perry Burke, Quebec. Exactor 1-2 $84.30; Triactor 1-2-4 $315.70; Superfecta 1-2-4-5 $255; Daily Double 6-1 $17.90.
Race 3 – Ms Moyse (C. MacPherson) 10.40 2.50 2.20; Streakazana (M. Campbell) 2.20 2.10; MittaroniAndCheese (B. MacPhee) 3.70.
Times: 29.1, 59.3, 1:29.1, 1:57.2. Also Ran: Woodmere Harriet, Dusty Lane Trysta, Akrotiri. Winning horse owned by Olivia May, Dillon Mcentee, Quaid Hately and Andrew Cameron, P.E.I. Exactor 3-1 $14.90; Triactor 3-1-4 $32; Superfecta 3-1-4-5 $40.60.
Race 4 – WhosUrWinner (A. Merner) 3.80 3.40 2.10; Mayhem Man (M. Campbell) 6.60 3.60; Starcastic (R. Matheson) 2.70.
Times: 28.3, 59.0, 1:29.1, 1:58.3. Also Ran: Lincoln Seelster, Rockys World, Pineapple Express, LeaveItWithMe. Winning horse owned by Deanna Clow, P.E.I. Exactor 4-6 $38.10; Triactor 4-6-5 $133.50; Superfecta 4-6-5-3 $177.15.
Race 5 – Ashes To Ashes (W. Cheverie) 5.70 2.60 2.20; Eagle Jolt (M. Campbell) 2.40 2.10; Rockstar Drums (G. Hennessey) 2.70.
Times: 29.0, 58.4, 1:28.4, 1:57.1. Also Ran: Complete Player, Smiley Bayama, Santana Sass. Winning horse owned by Linda Somers, Tracy Conway and Lynn Livingstone, P.E.I. Exactor 4-2 $13; Triactor 4-2-1 $21.40; Superfecta 4-2-1-3 $33.75.
Race 6 – Power Of A Cruiser (M. Campbell) 4.40 3.40 2.90; Smart Official (K. Arsenault) 3.80 2.90; Windsun Rebel (G. Hennessey) 3.10.
Times: 29.1, 59.2, 1:29.3, 1:58.1. Also Ran: Bank Shot Hanover, ER Quinn, Jetta Flys, ArnoldThePaperBoy. Winning horse owned by Charles Symes, Nova Scotia. Exactor 7-3 $10.80; Triactor 7-3-4 $68.50; Superfecta 7-3-4-6 $162.65.
Race 7 – J K Express (J. Hughes) 13.20 6.10 3.10; Windemere Ryan (A. Merner) 2.50 2.60; Miss Kabana (V. Poulton) 4.60.
Times: 28.4, 57.1, 1:26.4, 1:56.2. Also Ran: NoGreatMischief, Three Truths, NoPlay. Winning horse owned by James Perrot, P.E.I. Exactor 2-6 $30.70; Triactor 2-6-5 $298.10.
Race 8 – Outrageous Story (A. Merner) 8.60 3.50 2.10; World Wonder (M. Campbell) 2.40 2.10; Lord And Legend (J. Hughes) 2.30.
Times: 28.4, 57.4, 1:28.2, 1:57.1. Also Ran: Saulsbrook Rocky, Krispy Krunch, EGamer, Red Dirt FulOfHart. Winning horse owned by Paul Holmes, P.E.I. Exactor 5-2 $10.50; Triactor 5-2-8 $32.70; Superfecta 5-2-8-3 $190.75.
Race 9 – Jetster (M. Campbell) 8.30 3.60 2.30; Tempo Seelster (K. Murphy) 6.20 3.00; Mystery Phil (A. Merner) 2.30.
Times: 28.3, 56.3, 1:26.2, 1:55.3. Also Ran: Silverhill Buddy, Creepin, Winter Blast. Winning horse owned by James Struthers, Nova Scotia. Exactor 5-1 $74.60; Triactor 5-1-3 $127; Superfecta 5-1-3-2 $259.20.
Race 10 – Tobinator (C. MacPherson) 12.70 10.90 5.00; Howmacs Dragonator (K. Arsenault) 4.20 4.50; TheGreatMaelstrom (K. Murphy) 3.00.
Times: 28.1, 57.4, 1:29.2, 1:59.1. Also Ran: BobJohnski, Fern Hill Dynamic, Sanchez Blue Chip, Selkirk Echo, Woodmere Soul. Winning horse owned by Bill Hicken, P.E.I. Exactor 6-5 $58; Triactor 6-5-7 $147.40; Superfecta 6-5-7-3 $109.84; Daily Double 5-6 $103.10.
Wager – $37,480.

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