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Campbell Stars In Maritime Elims

Published: October 19, 2014 9:33 pm ET

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Driver Marc Campbell dominated Truro Raceway's Sunday afternoon harness racing card, which featured the elimination round for the two-year-old divisions of the Maritime Breeders Stakes.

Campbell swept the $3,000 eliminations for two-year-old pacing fillies with Dusty Lane Bria for trainer Ken Wilkie and Woodmere Articblue for conditioner Ken Collins. Dusty Lane Bria went wire-to-wire in a career-best 1:58 mile with Atlantic Breeders Crown champion Woodmere Dancenart following a length behind and Thebigbamtheory back in third. Woodmere Articblue wore down pacesetter and eventual third-place finisher Elm Grove Joanette to prevail in a new mark of 2:00 while Miss Oromocto followed her cover to place over three lengths behind.

Campbell also sent his own trainee Proven Desire wire-to-wire to win one of the $3,000 two-year-old pacing colt eliminations in 2:00.2. Atlantic Breeders Crown winner Dixieland Band followed one length behind in second and Camco Titan finished third.

J J Romeo and trainer/driver Mike Stevenson won the other two-year-old pacing colt elimination in 2:00.1 over Bngs Express and George.

Campbell was also aboard J K Blaze, who romped to a five and a quarter length victory in a $1,500 elimination for two-year-old trotters. The Joseph Smallwood trainee stopped the teletimer at 2:06 for a new lifetime mark. Windemere Ty was second-best with Paymenowpaymelater rounding out the top three finishers.

In the other trot elimination, Dusty Lane Jacob and Corey MacPherson inherited the victory in a short field scratched down to four. Suicide Shift had crossed the wire eight lengths on top, but caused a flat tire to Skyanne's sulky when overtaking that rival before the half and was placed last. The win was awarded to initial second-place finisher Dusty Lane Jacob, who clocked his first winning mile in 2:09.3 for trainer Russell Newman. Buddy The Elf inherited the runner-up honours.

A six-time winner on the day, Campbell was also victorious with City Girl Hanover for trainer George Rennison and Sterling Seelster for trainer Jonah Moase, who enjoyed a perfect afternoon at the track with all four of his starters scoring victories in their respective assignments. Moase's other winners included Brookdale Heather, Barrett Jackson and Bakardi Arti.

To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Truro Raceway.


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