Day At The Track

Kenny Arsenault wins both Summerside features

09:00 AM 16 Sep 2013 NZST
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Kenny Arsenault won both divisions of series at Summerside

Summerside, PE – Red Shores Summerside staged the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series Sunday. Driver Kenny Arsenault won both divisions.

Arsenault muscled Stayoutofmyaffair back to the front after releasing General Luckypercy through the opening panel in 27.4. Once in command, the Stephen Quinn trainee posted fractions of 58.1 to the half while the three quarter pole station was reached in 1:27.3. The time of the mile was 1:56.3. Robi Hughes, Stratford, owns the mare. General Luckypercy (Gilles Barrieau) held on for second while stable-mate Bunny Mach (Jason Hughes) was third.

Dirt Track Momma have Arsenault his second Aged Mares Series win with a 1:56 gate to wire effort for owner-trainer Jonah Moase, Cornwall. The mare turned back JK Special (Walter Cheverie) and Skylark Hanover (Gilles Barrieau) to complete the triactor.

In other action, driver-trainer Phillip Desroches won the first two races of the afternoon. Desroches drove Eww That Smell to victory while his trainee Duchess Killen completed the double with Jason Hughes driving.

The other feature on the afternoon went to Bet the House and driver Gilles Barrieau in 1:56.4. Barrieau did the driving for owner Gary Arsenault, Miscouche and Blaine Mckenna of Elmsdale.

The harness racing community held a touching ceremony after race 4 with the memorial horseshoe in honor of driver and Prince County Horsemen’s Club president Phillip Doucette. Doucette passed away suddenly last Sunday shortly after competing in a race at Red Shores Summerside. His horse, Tobins Star, was taken trackside by Sheldon and Jacki Rogers as family members, drivers and members of the industry paid tribute with a moment of silence broken by the call the post.

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by Lee Drake for Red Shores


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