It was a milestone moment in the Fillies and Mares Preferred Pace for Dreamfair Zenfire as she earned her 50th career win on Thursday evening (June 8) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
Marc Campbell sent his charge to the lead in the $3,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred Pace and Dreamfair Zenfire controlled the tempo through splits of :28.4, :58, 1:27.1 and 1:55 to win by 1-1/2 lengths over Acefortyfour Dome (driven by Jason Hughes) and Share The Moment (Gilles Barrieau).
Campbell trains the winning Dreamfair Zenfire for Ryan and Everett MacLeod of Souris, P.E.I.
Rookie trainer Luke Burke visited the winner’s circle for the first time as a trainer in the race five Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conference Pace with Elm Grove Penney (Adam Merner) stopping the clock in 1:58.1 for the career moment.
Labero won the featured $2,900 trot in 1:59.1 at 5-1 odds for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Randy Van Meer and owner Donna Van Meer of Mount Herbert, P.E.I. It was one of three wins for MacPherson as he also clicked with Striking Pride (1:59.1) in race eight for trainer Paul Morrison and Maggiesdelight (1:56.1) from the Michelle Myers barn.
Hughes had a training double winning with newcomer Sugar Bowl (1:56) in race one and Saulsbrook Honey (1:57.2) for a maiden-breaking score in race three.
Melissa Rennie delivered a training double as Lil Reeses Pieces (1:58.3) won her second straight in race two and Georgia Thompson (1:55.4) won race four, both in line to Merner to give him the triple.
Live harness racing continues Saturday evening at 6 p.m. at Red Shores Charlottetown.
To view Thursday's harness racing results, click the following link: Thursday Results - Charlottetown Driving Park.
(With files from Red Shores)