Matheson joins harness racing's 1,000 win club

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Ron Matheson became the newest member of the 1,000-win club Sunday when he guided D Gs Camme to victory in the ninth race at Red Shores at 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. Family and friends greeted the Charlottetown pilot in the winner’s circle for the special presentation.

D Gs Camme is co-owned by Matheson, Quentin and Hal Bevan and Tom Clark of Charlottetown.

The heat wave produced some big miles 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 stable-mate Saulsbrook Balance in 2:02 for Tessa MacKinnon of Souris.

MacPhee, Arsenault, Marc Campbell and Mike McGuigan each posted driving doubles on the day.

Compiled by Red Shores' Nicholas Oakes and Lee Drake

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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