PEIHRIA & Matinee Awards Banquet

Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park was the venue for the annual PEI Harness Racing Industry Association and Matinee Racetrack Dinner and Awards Banquet on December 7th. Awards were won by the top points earners, both human and horse, in the 2010 Challenge Series at the five matinee tracks across the Island and the Honorable Wes Sheridan, Minister Of Finance, was on hand to present the trophies to the winners.
Scott MacPhail of Montague received the Sportsman Of The Year award for his long, meritorious service to the matinee program, working tirelessly since its inception towards promotion, infrastructure upgrades and youth involvement.
Top points drivers in the Challenge Series this summer confirms the value of the program to attract youth, as Amateur Driver of the Year went to 21-year-old Devon Wallace of Alberton, Driver Under 21 Division was won by 18-year-old Brandon Darrach of O’Leary and the Rookie Of The Year (Driver) was 12-year-old Ryan DesRoche of O’Leary.

The 2010 Matinee Challenge Series winners are:
Owner of the Year: Robert Parsons for Miller Miller
Amateur Driver Of The Year: Devon Wallace
Driver Of The Year, Under 21: Brandon Darrach
Rookie Of The Year: Ryan DesRoche
Sportsman Of The Year: Scott MacPhail
A Division Champion: Sammys Luck
B Division Champion: Stracor
C Division and 2010 Matinee Champion: Glengyle Cody

From 2010 matinee awards

Devon Wallace – Driver Of The Year

From 2010 matinee awards

Brandon Darrach, Driver Of The Year, Under 21 Division

From 2010 matinee awards

Ryan DesRoche, Rookie Of The Year

From 2010 matinee awards

Robert Parsons, Owner Of The Year

From 2010 matinee awards

Scott MacPhail, Sportsman Of The Year

From 2010 matinee awards

Kerry Shea, Rising Star Award

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