Gamester - Pinkney Memorial Cup
In Honour of Two Outstanding Individuals in Building Youth Talent in Atlantic Canada
Byron Gamester was a grassroots horseman involved for five decades as an owner, trainer, driver, and breeder. A strong supporter of youth involvement in our industry, Byron provided numerous young people with their initial opportunities to drive in the PEI Matinee Track Program.
Phil Pinkney of Lower Onslow, N.S. was a successful horseman, racking up numerous trophies, including Canada’s Top Horseman, as well as over $2.3 million in career earnings as a driver and $1 million more as a trainer.
Meet The Teams
Gamester - Pinkney Memorial Cup Driver Standings
Byron Gamester Memorial July 12th, 2022 at Summerside Raceway
Kyle Mason earned 24 points with a pair of second place finishes which won him the Byron Gamester Memorial Trophy for the top point earning driver. Mason advances to the finals along with Taylor Doyle (21 points) and Zach Conway (20 points). The alternate is Jaycob Sweet (16 points). Damian MacLellan finished with 11 points and Brady Sweet finished with 6 points.
Phil Pinkney Memorial July 19th, 2022 At Truro Raceway
Ryder Rennison earned 21 points with a win in the first leg and a fourth place finish in the second leg which won him the Phil Pinkney Memorial Trophy for the top point earning driver. Rennison will advance to the final on August 16th in Charlottetown, and will joined by Brett LeBlanc (20 points) and Luke Armstrong (16 points). There was a tie for the alternate which saw Zach Mullins and Leander Beaton both earn 15 points (A tie breaker will be decided in the event an alternate is needed). Kyle Gillis finished the event with 11 points.
Gamester-Pinkney Memorial Cup Final August 16th, 2022 at Charlottetown Driving Park
Kyle Mason captured the Gamester-Pinkney Memorial Cup Final with Ultimatelyhandsome in 1:59.1 for trainer Dawn Hubbard and owner the Ultimate Stable. Finishing 2nd: Oakrock Eldorado (Brett LeBlanc), 3rd: Don’t Ask Logan (Ryder Rennison), 4th: Electric Syl (Luke Armstrong), 5th: Arrived Late (Taylor Doyle), and 6th: Shifting Views (Zach Conway). Mason was presented with the Andrew Family Memorial Trophy for Top Driver, as well as the Gamester-Pinkney Memorial Driver Challenge Plaque. The other 5 participating drivers each received a Greenhawk gift card courtesy of the Gamester Family. The awards were presented by the Gamester Family, Kevin Pinkney, Debbie Francis, Paul and Chantel Langille.