Armstrong Breaks His Driving Maiden

Lost but not forgotten in all the storylines from Old Home Week on Prince Edward Island is that rookie driver Luke Armstrong of New Brunswick scored his first-ever career victory.

On Saturday, August 22, Armstrong, who is a fifth-generation horseman, scored his maiden-breaking win with veteran pacer Coral Snake. The duo started from Post 1 and went gate-to-wire in the 1:57.2 victory.

The race actually ended in a dead-heat, but Armstrong still gets full credit for the win. Armstrong won for co-owner along with Rick Armstrong. They have deep roots in the harness racing industry in NB.

Racing in New Brunswick will return in a big way this coming Saturday (August 29) at Exhibition Park Raceway. The card will feature the lucrative Maritimer stakes for three-year-old fillies and the Aged Mares series as part of the program.

To view the harness racing results for Saturday at the CDP, click the following link: Saturday Results – Charlottetown Driving Park.

(With files from HRNB)