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Thursday April 25, 2019 Qualifiers planned for Red Shores Charlottetown and Summerside Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside will be holding qualifying sessions to prep for the harness racing season openers scheduled for Charlottetown on Saturday May 4th at 6pm while Summerside starts their campaign on Monday May 20. Post time is 1pm. Red Shores Charlottetown will hold a BBQ on the trackside patio for the qualifying session this Saturday beginning at 11:30am. Here is the qualifying schedule.   Charlottetown Qualifiers Saturday April 27th. Post time is 11:30am Tuesday April 30th. Post Time 12:30pm   Summerside Qualifiers Monday April 29th. Post Time 6pm   Contact the Red Shores race office for more information at 902.629.6634   Lee Drake Manager Marketing & Brands Red Shores Racetrack and Casino  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Winter Blast has proven he can hit the tote board every single week but he will have some stiff competition to find his way to the winner's circle in the Saturday afternoon feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 13-dash presentation gets underway at 12:30 P.M. on Saturday with the preferred pace hitting the track in race 12. Winter Blast has drawn post 4 in the $2,400 event with Jason Hughes at the lines for conditioner Jennifer Doyle and owner Danny Birt of Vernon Bridge, P.E.I. The seven-year-old son of Sand Shooter was the model of consistency in his six-year-old campaign with eight wins and over $17,000 in purse earnings on the year as he looks to put together another solid summary in 2019. He was a runner-up to Sock It Away in his latest start and with that horse absent the target will squarely be on his back against his five rivals. One of the top Invitational pacers in 2018, Euchred makes his second start back on red soil in the preferred, drawing post 5 for driver Adam Merner and trainer Melissa Rennie. Eagle Jolt has rounded back into top form and gets post 2 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees the absence of Sock It Away as a signal to put Winter Blast on top of his tickets. "You can mark Winter Blast down for a top three finish pretty much every week so you know he's got to be sitting on a win," MacIsaac said. "If Jason can secure an uncontested lead and steal a fraction there could be nothing but open road ahead." Also in the event is Tempo Seelster (Driven by Ken Murphy), Red Magician (Corey MacPherson) and Rollwithitharry (Ron Matheson). Race 8 is the Denny King Pace with Dancers Pass installed as the morning line favourite in the $1,100 event with Hughes in the bike for trainer Blaine McKenna. The now eight-year-old daughter of Ashlees Big Guy put in a solid 2018 season with 21 top three finishes from 33 starts but only managed one win on the season for owner Michael Folkins of Saint John, N.B. For live video and more go to www.Redshores.ca.   Lee A. Drake Manager Marketing & Brands Red Shores Racetrack and Casino Charlottetown & Summerside Locations

Summerside, PE - The harness racing program scheduled for Sunday at Red Shores Summerside at 1pm has been moved to Monday night with a post time of 6pm. Red Shores, along wit the Prince County Horsemen's Club, made the decision ahead of a weather forcast calling for heavy rain tonight and tomorrow. The final card of the season at Summerside will go Monday night. Post time is 6pm. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Crapaud, PE - The 2018 edition of the Atlantic Classic was held Friday (October 5) at the Crapaud Exhibition Grounds and the harness racing yearling sale was another record-setting day. The sale topper was a Credit Winner colt purchased by Donna Van Meer of Ontario for $ 26,000. This was an Atlantic record for a Trotter. This handsome colt was consigned by Meridian Farms of Milton PEI. The top selling Pacer was a Malicious colt purchased by Peter Smith of Stratford, PEI for $ 24, 500. This colt was consigned by Allan McNeil of Windsor , Nova Scotia. The top selling Pacing filly was also purchased by Peter Smith for $18,500 , and was consigned by Blair Campbell of North Wiltshire, PEI. "The trot prices reflected the tremendous support of the regional trot stakes program by Meridian Farms," stated Sale Manager Wayne Pike. "The top selling Trot filly was Dusty Lane Manney selling for $8,000 to AL McNeil of Nova Scotia . The consignor was Ronnie and Dianne Gass of Dusty Lane Farms of Cornwall PEI". For complete results go to www.peiharnessracing.com. From Lee Drake for the Atlantic Classic Sale    

Charlottetown, PE - The Atlantic Breeders Crown Host Committee is pleased to announce the four Atlantic Canadian harness racing families who will be honoured for their successes and longstanding contributions to the industry during the upcoming Atlantic Breeders Crown weekend at Red Shores Charlottetown on October 6-7th. From New Brunswick, the family of the late Cerdic Downey, including sons Mike, Ian and Dave and grandson Dr Mitchell Downey DVM, will be recognized for their many achievements. From Newfoundland and Labrador, the Hector Williams family will be recognized for their long association with harness horses. The Getto family of New Waterford, Nova Scotia, will be lauded for their 60 years of involvement. The Smith family from Pownal, PE, including brothers Don and Ian and Don's son Peter, have been among the most successful owners from Atlantic Canada with top horses over the years such as Saul's Pride, Rumpus Hanover and Pownal Bay Matt to locally bred stars including Maple Leaf Robbi, Touch of Lightning and RE's Mary. Presentations to each of the four families will take place at the Atlantic Breeders Crown banquet sponsored by PEI Standardbred Horse Owners Association at the Top of the Park on Saturday, October 6th. Memorabilia from each the four families will be on display in the "Memory Lane" area in the Trade Centre, adjacent to the Red Shores Charlottetown complex during the weekend. For banquet tickets contact the Top of the Park at 902.620.4264 For more information on weekend of events, hotel rates and post times go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Euchred capped off David Dowling’s dominate day in Invitational action Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Sent to the lead from the start in the $3,500 Invitational pace, Euchred felt no serious challenges through splits of 27.2, 56.1 and 1:24.4 before putting the finishes touches on a 1:54 victory. Sent off by the wagering public as third choice, Euchred defeated Czar Seelster (Driven by Kenny Arsenault) at the wire while race favourite Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell) was third. Euchred is trained by Terry Gallant for owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. Dowling had a total of five wins on the Sunday program including the $2,200 back-up class with Cartoon Daddy in 1:56.2 for train Rachel Andrew of Milton. Dowling also teamed up with trainer Gallant to win with Young Man Matt in 1:58.1, while his other wins came with Twice As Bright in 1:58.2 for Elton Millar of Tyne Valley and the still undefeated two-year-old After The Lovin with a 2:01 score for conditioner Earl Watts of Hampshire. Watts had two wins on the card as Better Than Tonys opened up the day with a maiden breaking score for driver Corey MacPherson and owner Daniel Ross of Belfast. Live racing continues Thursday Andy Saturday at Red Shores Charlottetown and next Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. For race replays and more check out www.Redshores.ca.   Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park will move the Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer race program to Sunday night at 6pm. It's now part of our double-header with the afternoon scheduled at 12pm. The decision was made after a severe weather pattern moved into Prince Edward Island on Saturday morning leaving no option but to move the greatest show in harness racing to Sunday evening. With this announcement, all guests can enter the grounds with no gate fees, and the Red Shores main parking lot will be available. For more information go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake,   

Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park has postponed the Saturday afternoon race card to Sunday at 1pm due to heavy rain forecast for Prince Edward Island. The Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer on Saturday August 18th will go as planned. Post time is 7pm. For further updates go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores    

Charlottetown, PE - The Thursday evening harness racing program at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park has been cancelled due to severe thunder storms and unsafe track conditions. The program will be rescheduled for Friday. Post time is 1:00 pm. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park unveiled new events, promotions and of course the horses competing in the 59th running of the Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer. Here are the horses and positions for the trials: Trial 1 - Saturday August 11th 1 - Paparazzi Hanover 2 - Fool Me Once 3 - Somewhere Fancy 4 - Rockin In Heaven 5 - Father of the Year 6 - Rose Run Quest 7 - Jackson K Down Trial 2 - Monday August 13th 1 - Always N the Money 2 - Bet On Brett 3 - LincolnJames 4 - ASAP Hanover 5 - Newbie 6 - In Spades 7 - Czar Seelster The action gets underway on Thursday August 9th with 9 days of racing and 13 race programs leading up to the greatest show in harness racing on August 18th. The 2018 edition of Old Home Week will feature several new events to celebrate the past and highlight the future in regional harness racing. Sobeys will sponsor two new special Old Home Week races, kicking off on Saturday August 11th with the Sobeys Invitational, and culminating on August 18th with the Atlantic Canada Invitational presented by Sobeys. Anthony and Amy MacDonald - co founders of The Stable, a fractional ownership company, will be doing a special promotion with their Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer starter Lincoln James. The Stable.ca will offer 15 shares on this Gold Cup starter. Investors can go to www.thestable.ca and click on the Lincoln James promotion banner to be entered to win their chance to purchase a share. Each share can be purchased for $901 dollars (CDN). The 15 investors will be drawn by Tuesday and must purchase their share prior to the official draw of the race Tuesday August 14th. Go to www.thestable.ca for details. On Wednesday, August 15th Red Shores will celebrate the race and breeding career of the sensational Somebeachsomewhere. At that evenings race card trophies, photos and other Beach memorabilia will be on display for all race fans to enjoy courtesy of co-owner Reg Pettipas and his wife Louise. In addition, select race videos from Somebeachsomewhere's record breaking performances will be broadcast. Post time is 7 p.m. In 2018 PEI Harness Racing will recognize the history and horse people associated with Moncton, New Brunswick. On Thursday, August 16th, from 4 to 6 pm a Moncton reunion will be held in the EastLink trade center just off the Red Shores main lobby, followed that evening by a very special event "The Monctonian Pace" sponsored by the horse owners of the Moncton area, City of Moncton, David Lund and family, Dr. M.L. Patriquin and Moncton Standardbred Racing Association. Throughout its nearly six decades of activity, and name changes from Moncton Raceway to Brunswick Downs and then Champlain Raceway, the Moncton track was known for record setting performances and the highest special event purses in the region. All those associated with the Moncton track over the years are invited to attend the reunion, bring along any materials they may wish to share, and celebrate memories. In recognition of the outstanding contribution to the Gold Cup and Saucer by the late Mike MacDonald, for 2018 the winning driver in the Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer will be presented with the first Micheal MacDonald Memorial Trophy. A five time winner of the Gold Cup, Mike MacDonald was an annual competitor and major ambassador in the event. In addition to these presentations and events, this year drivers will be competing for the Francis McIsaac Memorial Trophy, which recognizes the leading driver throughout the Old Home Week programs. For more information on race dates, post times, promotions and broadcasts got to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake and Kent Oakes                 Lee A. Drake   Manager Marketing & Brands   Red Shores Racetrack and Casino   Charlottetown & Summerside Locations   58 Kensington Road l Charlottetown, PEI l C1A 9S8   p: 902-620-4222 Ext 4263 l c: 902-629.0836 l f: 902-620-4324   www.redshores.ca Twitter @leedrake01                   "Contains confidential information, including proprietary AL or third party information, advice and/or recommendations, the disclosure of which may harm AL's or a third party's financial interests; Not intended for public distribution."         This E-mail message (including attachments, if any) is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, proprietary, confidential and exempt from disclosure. 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Charlottetown, PE - Winter Blast, under the command of driver Jason Hughes, picked off the race favorites to win the Saturday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The grey six year-old son of Sand Shooter stopped the timer in 1:56.1. Trained by Jennifer Doyle for owner Danny Birt, Vernon Bridge, PE, Winter Blast returned $31.90 on the nose for his fifth victory from 14 starts this season. Elm Grove Kaboom (Walter Cheverie) was second while Cartoon Daddy (Kenny Arsenault) completed the triactor. The 8-1-3 combination paid $347.40. In other action, Sodwana Bay remains perfect since arriving on the East Coast on June 17th capturing the open mares for her seventh win in a row for trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau. Sodwana Bay is owned by Wayne MacRae, NS and Howmac Farms Ltd, PE. Barrieau, Myles Heffernan and Corey MacPherson recorded driving doubles on the night. Wager was $49,069. Racing returns to Charlottetown with the start of Old Home Week 2018 on Thursday August 9th. Post time is 7pm. The 59th running of the Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer takes place on Saturday August 18th. For complete details go to www.redshores.ca by Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

Summerside, PE - The Sunday live harness racing program has been cancelled at Red Shores Summerside due to unsafe track conditions. The program has been moved to Monday August 6th. Post time is 7pm. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Grandstand seats for the 2018 Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer harness race at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park will go on sale Tuesday July 3rd at 9 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time. The price is $55 per seat (tax included) and also includes a BBQ voucher. Customers can purchase them in person at the Red Shores' race office in Charlottetown or by phone at 902-629-6636. The 59th edition of the Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer will take place on Saturday August 18th, 2018. By Lee Drake, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Thursday evening's card was cut short after issues with the starting gate at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park but Innocent Kiss was still able to defeat eight foes. The capital oval program was cancelled after just four races for the safety of all horses and drivers with malfunctions in the starting gate as the main concern. Innocent Kiss won the fastest dash of the program disposing of her maiden status with a 1:59.3 romp by 14 open lengths for driver Adam Merner. Second went to Lyndale Coco (Driven by Jason Hughes) in the $1,200 event while Dustylanejazz (Corey MacPherson) completed the triactor. Innocent Kiss, a three-year-old daughter of Westwardho Hanover, is trained by Melissa Rennie for owners Merner of Charlottetown and Max Sehl of Port Morien, N.S. Hop Up was the quickest trot winner, stopping the clock in 2:00 with MacPherson in the bike for owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Tyne Valley. Rosberg (Hughes) was second over third place Majian Chester (Jim Ripley). Live racing is set to resume Saturday evening at Red Shores Charlottetown with 12-dashes set for a 6 P.M. start time featuring the Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational. Saturday will also feature the Future Stars of the 2018 season with the first two-year-old racing qualifiers of the season with a 11 A.M. start time at Red Shores Charlottetown. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, For Red Shores

Red Shores has announced a shuttle bus for the Atlantic Regional Driving Championship at Truro Raceway on Friday June 29th The shuttle will depart Red Shores Charlottetown at 3:00pm and Red Shores Summerside at 4pm. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. Cost $40 per person. A credit card required for reservation. A great way to travel to and from the Atlantic Regional Driving Championship in Truro for only 40 dollars per person. Contact Tara in the race office Monday to Friday from 8am-4pm. Booking Deadline is Wednesday June 27th at 4pm. Red Shores needs a minimum of 45 people to proceed with the shuttle. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park will feature the Future Stars of Harness Racing on Saturday June 23rd at 11:00 am. The two-year-old horses will strut their stuff on the racetrack while customers of all ages can enjoy hot dogs and beverages on the trackside tarmac. Trainers can enter their horses until Thursday June 21 at 12pm at the race office or by calling 902.629.6634. Come see the Future Stars of Racing Saturday June 23rd at 11:00am at Red Shores at the CDP. Lee Drake

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