Historic Mile For Waiting On A Woman

Published: September 2, 2010 08:47 pm EDT

Two divisions of the John “Buddy” Campbell Memorial were contested at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Thursday evening, yet three horses got their picture taken by the track photographer following those $9,200 tilts


Waiting On A Woman took the second division for the tandem of driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Mitch Tierney, and the gelding’s victory makes him the fastest freshman trotter in the history of the half-mile oval.

The son of Northern Bailey-Southwind Faith tore through fractions of :30, :59.2 and 1:29.3 before cruising home in :31.1 en route to the record-setting score. It was 6-3/4 lengths back to runner-up Maple Leaf Spirit, who was sent off as the even-money favourite. Third prize went to Miss Louhannaridge.

Mitch and David Tierney of Cornwall, PEI hold the papers on the juvenile, who now boasts a 5-1-1 record in seven starts.
Rustico Redflame and The Iceman Aireth were involved in a dead heat for win in the first division when they struck the finish line together in a time of 2:08.1. Rustico Redflame laid down panels of :34, 1:07 and 1:38.3 for driver Joey Pineau, but she came under pressure and couldn’t sprint away from The Iceman Aireth and driver Marc Campbell. The fillies were 14-3/4 lengths ahead of third-place finisher Border Town.

Rustico Redflame, a daughter of Red Flamethrower-Rustico Kristen, hangs her harness bag in the barn of Alyre Pineau, who co-owns the youngster with Harris Johnston of Charlottetown, PEI. The victory was her first in seven attempts.

The Iceman Aireth also celebrated a maiden-breaking win for Marc Campbell, who trains the gelded son of Northern Bailey-Gracie Glide for the Greenoaks Farm of Mississauga, ON.

To view Thursday’s results, click here.