CHARLOTTETOWN – Ron Matheson became the newest member of the 1,000 win club on Sunday afternoon.
Matheson reached the milestone after guiding D Gs Camme to victory in the ninth race during Sunday afternoon’s harness racing program at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
Matheson cleared to the lead past the three-quarter pole station, and was alone in the stretch for the memorable photo and a sparkling mile of 1:55.1. The Charlottetown pilot was greeted in the winner’s circle by family and friends for the special presentation.
D Gs Camme is co-owned by Matheson, Quentin and Hal Bevan and Tom Clark of Charlottetown.
The warm temperatures produced some big miles on the afternoon, with Cheyenne Ford also tripping the timer in 1:55.1 taking the top class for driver Kenny Arsenault and owner James O’Halloran of Montague.
Ultimate Luck (Ken Murphy) cut the fractions and held on for second, with Temp Seelster (Vince Poulton) third.
Tymal Tyme and Brian MacPhee won the trot class, beating stablemate Saulsbrook Balance by a head in 2:02 for Tessa MacKinnon of Souris.
MacPhee, Arsenault, Marc Campbell and Mike McGuigan each posted driving doubles on the day.