Excitement at the track happens at Charlottetown Driving Park. It was all about Filly Forty Seven on November 29th getting first to the wire to take the $2,500 Fillies and Mares Open at the Red Shores Racetrack and Casino.
Marc Campbell drove his trainee and advanced over Woodmere Skyroller (David Dowling) to finally prevail in 1:57.4. With Woodmere Skyroller second, Temagami Seelster (Kenny Arsenault) finished third.
What is the history of this equine marvel? She is the six-year-old daughter of Proven Lover and owned by the happy group of Darryl MacLean, Cory Carver, Katelyn Smallwood and Alan MacDonald.
Gloriously, Dowling celebrated a driving triple on the program. It included a pair of wins for the Earl Watts barn.
In race three, Dowling landed on the wire with his own Slide Guitar to end in a dead heat for the win with Rockstar Drums (Gordie Hennessey) in 2:01.3.
Of note, Dowling took the fourth race with Watts trainee, Windemere Albert in 2:01.1 for Watts edging out Howmac Missy that circled up to win the seventh in 2:01.1.
We watched Smart Official glow red hot in the afternoon finale. The Peter Lanigan trainee won his second straight race with Gilles Barrieau in the bike. the time was in 1:59.1.
The son of Art Official has enjoyed four wins and a second-place finish over his last five starts.
Barrieau got to celebrate three victories, having visited the historic winner’s circle with Collective Wisdom (1:59.2) for trainer Chad Taylor and Here Comes Red (1:59.1) from the Wade Sorrie stable.
Live racing at Charlottetown is popular for sure, and for three Saturdays ahead it will draw eyes before Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve close out the calendar year.