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Campbell, 'Affair' Top 2011 APC Poll


Published: December 28, 2011 7:11 pm ET

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Atlantic Post Calls, the journal of Atlantic Canadian harness racing, surveyed its regular columnists this past month to determine winners in 18 categories for harness racing in Atlantic Canada. Winners were declared for those with the most points, on a one-point-per-vote basis.

The poll was suggested by driver and APC columnist Shane Bernard.

Winners are listed below, with other point getters in each category listed in brackets.

Driver of the Year – Marc Campbell (Gilles Barrieau)
Trainer of the Year – Marc Campbell (Jackie Matheson, Ralph Annear, Walter Walker, Wayne Bell, Clare MacDonald)
Horse of the Year – Formal Affair (Honey Do Jigtime, Maple Leaf Spirit)
Best Photo – There was an eight-way tie for individual photos from Gail MacDonald & Ronota Baglole (PE), Chris Keough (PE), Kyle Burton (NS), Neil Campbell (NS) and Ryan Singler (NS).
Claimer of the Year – Everything Zen/Jaguar Royal N/Kaitlyn Rose (Scotty Pooh, Prince of Hope, Roccos Cavallo, Giselles Big B)
Aged Pacer of the Year – Formal Affair (M D Hardlys Success)
Aged Trotter of the Year – Saulsbrook Balance (Warrawee Jade, Diana Car)
Volunteer of the Year – Kyle Burton (Jerry McCabe, Dave MacMurdo, Russell Copley, Paul Murphy, Dixie MacKay, Chris MacKay, Eldred Nicholson, Tyler Desroches)
Groom of the Year – Clarence Laybolt (Ashley Gamester, Colin Kelly, Andrew Ward, Justin Desroches, Darryl Huntley, Melissa Rennie, Kaitlyn Wesley Bower)
Owner of the Year – Dan Ross (Dale and Ronnie Rennie, Meridian Farms, Ultimate Stables, Greenoaks Farm, Dave Ratchford, Wesley Patriquin)
Fan of the Year – Roddy Graham (the late Ed Wood, Gord Nicholson, Ray Coholan, Keith Raynor, Darryl Gunning)
Rookie of the Year – Katie Miller/Carey Romeo (Rodney Gillis, Justin DesRoches)
Two-year-old Pacing Colt/Gelding – Astronomical Union (Big League, Lyndale Royal, Dukes Up, Touch Of Lightning)
Two-year-old Pacing Filly - Malabrigo (J J Maywest)
Two-year-old Trotter – My Daisy Duke (Perfect Posture)
Three-year-old Pacing Colt/Gelding – Maritimer (Pictonians Souwest, Putnams Art)
Three-year-old Pacing Filly – Honey Do Jigtime (Moon Landing, Charolettes Maggie)
Three-year-old Trotter – Maple Leaf Spirit (Waiting On A Woman)

(With files from the Atlantic Post Calls)

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