Newspaper article The Canadian Press

MacDonald to Represent Canada at World Driving Championships, Replacing Suspended Campbell

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

MacDonald to Represent Canada at World Driving Championships, Replacing Suspended Campbell

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MacDonald to represent Canada at world driving championships

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James MacDonald will represent Canada at harness racing's upcoming 2017 world driving championships, replacing the suspended Brandon Campbell.

Campbell received a $4,000 fine and suspension through Jan. 31, 2018, from Standardbred Canada when a horse he trained tested positive for banned substances.

MacDonald, a 31-year-old Charlottetown native now living in Guelph, Ont., finished second to Campbell in qualifying for the world event, which will take place at racetracks around Canada from Aug. 12-18.

MacDonald stands among the top five drivers in Canada with $1.79 million earned, and has 95 wins this season.

"It means a lot, obviously," MacDonald said in a statement. …

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