Campbell And Marino Go Off At Fraser Downs

Published: June 28, 2022 06:43 am EDT

Fraser Downs wrapped up its 2022 Summer Meet on Monday evening, and it was a card that was dominated by the tandem of driver Brandon Campbell and trainer Jim Marino.

Campbell notched five wins on the 13-race card, and trainer Jim Marino was responsible for supplying three of them.

Moosette was one of those winners, and she did so in the $7,000 Fillies & Mares Open.  The five-year-old daughter of Hes Watching-Legal Suspensory kicked home in :28.1 to rally to the win by three-quarters of a length over stablemate Western Summit in 1:54.  Mystic Shadow was third.

Shale Stables of Merritt, B.C. owns the 19-time winner who has picked up seven of those wins this season.  She boasts a 7-7-1 record from 17 trips to the track this year, and that’s good for more than $52,000 in season earnings.  To date, she’s salted away close to $140,000 in earnings.

In the co-featured $7,000 Open for horses and geldings it was Kootenay Santanna going down the road for an eye-catching score in 1:51.3 for driver David Kelly and trainer Kyle Chadwick.

Kelly rolled the four-year-old son of Santanna Blue Chip-Kootenay Mystic through fractions of :26.3, :56.1 and 1:23.3 before using a closing quarter of :28 to seal the deal.  He won by 1-1/4 lengths over Armycaptin Hanover.  Third prize went to Buddys Hope.

Kootenay Santanna improved this year’s record to 6-5-1 from 13 tries for owner/breeder Robert Chadwick of Surrey, B.C.  The 13-time winner lifted his lifetime earnings to $151,040 with the win.       

As for the dash leaders in the training and driving categories, it was Brandon Campbell who claimed the driving title thanks to a 70-win season.  He prevailed over fellow reinsmen Kelly Hoerdt (64 wins) and Kelly Hoerdt (51 wins).

On the training side, it was Jim Marino posting a 64-win season while raking in close to $430,000 in purse earnings with horses from his stable.  Kelly Hoerdt (56 wins) enjoyed another solid season along with Rod Therres (37 wins).

To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – Fraser Downs.

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