Drew Campbell wins 6, closes in on 5,000
June 02, 2019
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Drew Campbell put on a clinic of harness driving prowess on Sunday at Scarborough Downs, winning six races on the 10-race program while inching closer to the latest milestone in his sights--membership into the 5,000 career win club.
The perennial powerhouse and current leading driver at Scarborough Downs now sits with 4,994 lifetime trips down Victory Lane and with a full slate of drives at Plainridge Park and Bangor Raceway scheduled for the coming week, chances are that Campbell will become enshrined as Mr 5000 well before live racing returns to the Downs next weekend.
En route to claiming victory in the first five races on the card, Campbell opened the day with a 1:54 front-running score behind Lioness Hanover who, in the process, registered the fastest win time of the 2019 Scarborough Downs meet.
He followed that speedy trip up with a pair of off-the-pace journeys with Explosiveafternoon (2:02) and Western Stepp (1:56.4), before returning to the pike-route strategy with the 14-year-old Anderlecht (1:56.3) and CJ Marshall (1:58). Campbell then reverted to the rally-method to secure Thomas B Hanover’s (1:58) third career victory to close out his phenomenal six-pack performance.
Live harness racing will resume on Saturday (June 8) at Scarborough Downs with a special 2:00 pm (EDT) post time on the Belmont Stakes Day program.
The card will feature three $10,000 invitational events; the renewal of the historic Dirigo Pace, The Shady Sabrina Distaff Pace and The Obrigado Trot, all leading up to the simulcast of thoroughbred racing’s third jewel of the Triple Crown season. (Scarborough)