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Arc Light Shines In Maritime Finals

Published: June 15, 2019 9:15 pm ET

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With a first-over assault heading to the half, Arc Light prevailed in the Maritime Breeders' filly final contested Saturday evening (June 15) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

Marc Campbell delivered the winning steer from his own stable in the $22,375 three-year-old filly final named in honour of Ken Starratt as Arc Light scored in 1:57.1. Therealdeal (driven By Walter Cheverie) struck the front through the first split of :29.4 then Arc Light came calling to find the front at the :59 half-mile mark. Three-quarters were reached in 1:28.2 with Arc Light having to dispose of the challenge posed by Woodmere Oleksiak (Gilles Barrieau). Therealdeal rode the pocket to finish second with Woodmere Tango (Clare MacDonald) third. Grayland Farm of Pugwash, Nova Scotia holds he ownership papers of the newly minted champion.

Also on the program, Red Dirt Boomer overcame post eight to win the $18,825 Maritime Breeder’s final, Doug Harkness Memorial for three-year-old pacing colts. Barrieau trains and drives the son of Malicious for owner Daniel Ross of Belfast, P.E.I. The time of the mile was 1:57 for the 14-1 upsetter, with Notorious (Campbell) second and Mrs Browns Boy (MacDonald) third.

The $3,100 Preferred Pace was won by Euchred in 1:54.2 with trainer David Dowling in the bike for owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S.

Zero Rate and driver Kenny Arsenault won the weekly Drive For Home series race. sponsored by Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, in a mile time of 1:57.3.

To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Charlottetown Driving Park.

(With files from Red Shores)

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