May 12, 2012
Arabica Wins Red Shores Feature in 1:56
Charlottetown, PE – Arabica, with Kenny Arsenault in the bike, won the Saturday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was an impressive 1:56. Blue Star Outlaw, who had the pocket ride, held on for second for Jason Hughes while Casual Motion and Joey Pineau finished third in the nine horse field.
Arsenault and Arabica used the rail to their advantage blasting off the gate to take command of the race on route to the opening quarter in 28.2, the half was reached in 58.1 and the three quarters flashed at 1:27.3. The five-year-old black gelding is trained by Anthony Stymest for the Hardy Mill Stable of Stratford.
The ownership group of Kevin, Barry and Trevor Doyle of Earnscliffe, along with their trainer Darren Trainer and driver Mike Stevenson, had a big night at the office. The team won with Hutchinson Hanover in the third race then returned to the winner’s circle with Johnny J in the sixth.
R ES Sobrina triggered the biggest payout of the night. The filly scored an upset for driver Todd Walsh in the fifth race igniting a win ticket worth $190.00 and a triactor of $640.40.
Stevenson and Arsenault had driving doubles.
Jerry McCabe was named a fan club heart of harness racing ambassador in a special trackside presentation with Standardbred Canada director Kent Oakes and Red Shore’s race manager Brett Revington. McCabe was joined by family and friends in the winner’s circle.
Drivers honored three late members of the harness racing community by forming a memorial horse-shoe in recognition of David Rose, Louis McIsaac and George Bambrick. The touching ceremony was held after race 6.