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Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park is pleased to launch a new live harness racing racetrack cam to allow owners and horse lovers to enjoy the daily training routines of the equine athletes from the comfort of their home during the COVID - 19 Health crisis. The cameras will stream daily from 7am - 5pm from the Red Shores web site. Guests can go to redshores.ca and click on the live racing page. The live track cam will allow you to view the virtual training center. Lee Drake

Saturday March 28, 2020 - Charlottetown, PE - Members and stakeholders of the Prince Edward Island harness racing community combined forces and talents to launch a new program during the COVID - 19 pandemic. The Virtual Tack Room, created by former Standardbred Canada director Kent Oakes, features race videos, a photo parade and special guests sharing memories and stories on the Universum Media Facebook page. The concept was to continue to bring the harness racing community together through technology while practicing social distancing and self-isolation. Co-creators and Red Shores hosts Lee Drake and Peter MacPhee along with race historian Jerry McCabe assist in anchoring the broadcast. Scott MacLean, owner of UMI Sports, handles the production duties. This weeks edition with the 1993 Dairy Queen final with guest Garry MacDonald while Mike Campbell speaks about the Clipper Seelster miracle mile at Fredericton Raceway. The segment also has Winner's Accolade smashing the 2:00 barrier at Summerside Raceway in 1984. The final set highlights pacer of the decade Sock It Away. Lee Drake  

Members and stakeholders of the Prince Edward Island harness racing community combined forces and talents to launch a new program during the COVID - 19 pandemic.  The Virtual Tack Room, created by former Standardbred Canada director Kent Oakes, features race videos, a photo parade and special guests sharing memories and stories on the Universum Media Facebook page. The concept was to continue to bring the harness racing community together through technology while practicing social distancing and self-isolation. Co-creators and Red Shores hosts Lee Drake and Peter MacPhee along with race historian Jerry McCabe assist in anchoring the broadcast. Scott MacLean, owner of UMI Sports, handles the production duties. The next edition airs Saturday March 28th at 9pm AST with the 1993 Dairy Queen final with guest Garry MacDonald while Mike Campbell speaks about the Clipper Seelster miracle mile at Fredericton Raceway. The segment also has Winner's Accolade smashing the 2:00 barrier at Summerside Raceway in 1984. The final set highlights pacer of the decade Sock It Away. The Virtual Tact Room Show 1 By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Well known Veterinarian and harness racing trainer Dr. Ian Moore will be a featured speaker at the 2020 PEI Horse Breeders Conference which will be held this weekend, March 6 and 7th at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Dr. Moore will speak Friday Evening on Yearling Preparation and What Buyers Want, and at Noon Saturday on Industry Trends in Breeding Yearlings. The conference starts Friday evening at 7 p.m. and in addition to Dr. Moore's presentation will feature a Trainers Panel with Earl Smith, Kenny Arsenault , and Kevin MacLean. A social hour will conclude the evening at Turf's Bar & Grill at Red Shores. Saturday will start at 10:30 a.m. and is themed "The Mare and Foal, From Conceiving to Weaning". The days' activities will kick off with a Breeders Panel of Donnie MacNeil, Bobby Gordon, and Doug MacPhee. In addition to Dr. Moore's noon time presentation fellow veterinarians Dr. Ben Stoughton , Dr. Mary McNevin, and Dr. Martha Mellish will do presentations on topics ranging from DeWorming Principles, Nutrition on Your Breeding Farm, Getting Your Mare Pregnant , Preparing For Foaling, and the First Twenty Four Hours of your Foals Life. Through the generous support of event sponsors Registration is Free, but Pre Registration is encouraged to ensure adequate resources for all attendees. Please contact the Red Shores Race Office at 902-629-6636 to Pre Register. All those interested in the Horse Industry are invited to attend. . by Lee A. Drake, for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Due to the pending storm, the live New Year's Eve harness racing program scheduled for 6:30pm at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park has been cancelled. This includes the food offering in Turf's Bar & Grill. The New Year's Eve celebrations will continue in the Top of the Park and on the casino floor. Simulcast theatres will remain open. For more information redshores.ca by Lee A. Drake, for Red Shores  

Charlottetown, PE - Due to unsafe track conditions, the Sunday harness racing program at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park has been cancelled.   Lee A. Drake Manager Marketing & Brands Red Shores Racetrack & Casino Charlottetown & Summerside Locations

Charlottetown, PE - The Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association has added an additional race date to the winter meet at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park for Sunday December 1, 2019. Post time is 12pm.   "Through good fiscal management and a strong wagering pattern the industry is pleased to add an extra race date plus we will increase each race by 100 dollars per card until the end of the meet," said Chairman Blaine MacPherson.   The winter meet at Charlottetown will conclude on January 25, 2020.   For race dates go to redshores.ca. by Lee Drakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Due to rain and wind conditions, the Thursday night harness racing program scheduled for 6:30pm at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park is cancelled. From Lee A. Drake, for Red Shores  

Crapaud, PE - It was a record setting day on PEI as for the first time in Atlantic Classic Sales history the total sales exceeded $1 million. Woodmere Fenn was the sale topper at $26,000, sold to Pat Morris of Charlottetown. The Rollwithitharry gelding was consigned by Woodmere Farms from their 1.50.3 record broodmare Four Starz Roe. Woodmere Farms also consigned the top selling filly Woodmere Cha Cha which sold for $ 23,750 to Morah Kerr, Phonsie MacEachern and Steve Downey. The top selling trotter was Infinite Force, consigned by Michael Clarey and Edward Blaisdell, and sold to Rick Adams for $10,500. Sale Manager Wayne Pike said "we were able to achieve $1.1 million in gross sales as a result of the tremendous support from our buyers, great quality offerings from our consignors, and increased support from the provincial government into the PEI Harness Racing Industry." Complete sale results can be found by clicking here. by Lee Drake for Atlantic Sale

Summerside, PE - The live harness racing program scheduled for 4pm today at Red Shores Summerside has been cancelled.  by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Due to the storm approaching PEI, the Saturday harness racing program at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park has been canceled. The Sunday program at Red Shores Summerside has been rescheduled to 4pm with further updates to follow. For information regarding live racing go to www.redshores.ca By Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Due to the pending storm approaching the Maritimes, the Saturday race program at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park scheduled for 6pm will be moved up earlier in the day to a first race Post Time of 11:30am. Red Shores officials will also monitor conditions and provide an update Saturday regarding the Sunday afternoon program scheduled at 1pm at Red Shores Summerside. For information regarding live racing go to www.redshores.ca or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram By Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

SUMMERSIDE, PE - An overwhelming first-over brush sealed the deal for Bugsy Maguire in the Monday afternoon featured pace on a special Labour Day harness racing program at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Jason Hughes hustled the Wade Sorrie trained Bugsy Maguire from post 7 in the $2,900 preferred pace and dropped in fourth at the start while Dangle Ona Dime (Driven By Corey MacPherson) cut out splits of 27.4 and 57.1. Bugsy Maguire then began his advance on the outside first-over and touched down past the three-quarters of 1:26.4 then kicked to clear to win by three-and-half lengths in 1:55.3. Nogreatmischief (Walter Cheverie) drove into second with Heartland Eclipse (Darren Crowe) finishing third. Walter Simmons of Summerside owns Bugsy Maguire. Crowe scored a pair of wins on the card for the Truro, N.S., based Dawn Ellis Abbott stable. Doctor Royal scored in the finale for the duo as a popular winner in 1:57.4 while Nomatterwhen was a 1:59.4 victor. For race replays and complete results go to redshores.ca   Lee A. Drake Manager Marketing & Brands Red Shores Racetrack & Casino Charlottetown & Summerside Locations

SUMMERSIDE, PE - With a three-bagger on the Friday evening harness racing program driver David Dowling continued his grip on the driver's standings at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway and his lead in the Basil Whelan Memorial award for leading driver of Governor's Plate week. The Warren Grove driver started the action off winning a $2,500 Atlantic Sires Stakes B-division for three-year-old pacing fillies with After The Lovin for trainer Earl Watts in 2:00.4. The Devils Cut supplied Dowling's second win in 2:04 in another $2,500 B-split for trainer Chris MacKay of French River. Ramset used first-over tactics to win a $1,500 overnight event in 1:58.1 for trainer Elton Millar of Tyne Valley to give Dowling win number three. The Whelan Memorial standings will be settled during Saturday evening's 16-dash Governor's Plate program. In other Atlantic Sires Stakes action for sophomore fillies, Elm Grove Nellie was placed the winner in an eventful $12,700 A-division with Dale Spence in the bike for trainer Joe Baxter and owners Jennifer Baxter of Falmouth and Gregory Francis of Windsor, N.S. Cheeky Cherry (Driven by Clare MacDonald) was the winner by two-lengths in 1:58.3 but was placed back to fifth for interference. When the dust settled on the judge's inquiries, Elm Grove Nellie was placed to the winning spot with a corrected mile time of 1:59. Howmac Sabrina (Dowling) was placed to second with Unapologetically (Marc Campbell) put to third to complete the triactor. Arc Light found the winner's circle in the second $12,700 A-division for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S. Woodmere Oleksiak (Dowling) saw her win streak snapped to finish second while Therealdeal (Walter Cheverie) finished third in the 1:57.3 mile. The other Atlantic Sires Stakes B-division saw Dustylanebukinfuty win in 2:00 with Corey MacPherson driving for trainer Stephen Gass of Cornwall. Mando Fun won the race 12 Medastar Memorial in 1:57.1 with Campbell driving for trainer Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley. Goodmorning Ky scored a mild upset in the Bud Ramsay Memorial pace stopping the clock in 1:59.3 for driver Ken Murphy and trainer Franks Banks of Summerside. Go to www.Redshores.ca for race replays and more.   Lee A. Drake Manager Marketing & Brands Red Shores Racetrack and Casino Charlottetown & Summerside Locations

Charlottetown, PE - The PEI Harness Racing Industry Association and Red Shores today released details of a Welcome Package being offered to all starters in the Gold Cup and Saucer Trials. 2019 marks the 60th running of one of the Greatest Shows in Harness Racing, the Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer, with Trails held on Saturday, August 10th and Monday, August 12th, leading up to the Final Saturday, August 17th. Through the generous support of several Prince Edward Island businesses, all horses participating in the Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer Trails will be offered the following: - In recognition of the 60th running, the Nomination and Starting Fees ($800 total) have been waived - Complimentary Table of 4 in the acclaimed Top of The Park at Red Shores for either the Gold Cup and Saucer Final or James Roach MacGregor Gold Cup and Saucer Consolation (whichever applicable). - A complimentary Confederation Bridge - $50 Gas Card - 4 Complimentary Old Home Week passes - Complimentary Golf Passes for 2 - Complimentary Charlottetown Harbour Tour and Lobster Roll for up to 3 Guests per starter, Thursday, August 15th - Gold Cup Seafood table D'Hote at Claddagh Oyster House In addition, all Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer Final starters receive an invitation to the Gold Cup and Saucer Reception Friday August 16th, as well as a specialized Gold Cup and Saucer jacket for all Drivers in the Final. A Lasix program is in place for horses that require the program, and a reminder that the Standardbred Canada MVP Program has a link for discounted car rentals. For more information please visit www.redshores.ca or contact the Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park Race Office at 902- 629-6636.   Lee A. Drake Manager Marketing & Brands Red Shores Racetrack and Casino Charlottetown & Summerside Locations

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Tobins Rebel teamed up with harness racing trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau to dispose of his maiden status in his lifetime debut in Atlantic Sires Stakes action Thursday evening at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway as part of Governor's Plate Week racing. Barrieau and Tobins Rebel took control of the race past the quarter and led the rest of the way in his $9,080 Atlantic Sires Stakes A-division for two-year-old pacing colts stopping the clock in 1:59.2. Now undefeated in this young point his career, the son of Camystic kicked home in 28.3 for owner Daniel Ross of Belfast. Second went to Elm Grove Onthego (Driven by Ken Murphy) while Fern Hill Encore (Bernard McCallum) recovered from an early break in stride to finish third. Red Dirt Fulofhart was victorious in the second division with a 2:02.3 time with David Dowling commanding the reins for trainer and co-owner Lenny Myers of Stratford and co-owner Jack Quinn of Charlottetown. Mall Cop (Kenny Arsenault) secured the deuce with Krispy Krunch (Mike McGuigan) third. The final $9,080 A-division was won by Woodmere Rollhario in front end tactics while unleashing a final half in 58.1 to win the class in 2:02.1 for driver Marc Campbell, trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Woodmere Rollnpop (Clare MacDonald) was half-a-length back in second and JJ Austin (Barrieau) completed the triactor ticket. Driver Adam Merner and trainer Melissa Rennie dominated in Atlantic Sires Stakes B-division racing for the rookie colts winning both divisions. The Charlottetown duo sent Windemere Ryan postward in the first $2,500 class and won in 2:02.2, then Mr Kelly captured the second split with a 2:02.4 score. In overnight action, Sailor Blue hit the wire first in the race 4 trot in Memory of Boyd Leslie with a 2:01 mile. Cindy MacDonald co-owns and trains the four-year-old daughter of Armbro Barrister with Yossi Martonovich of Montague, and Tanya and Tessa MacKinnon of Souris. The race 7 Gentleman Jim's Restaurant Pace in Memory of Cam Cameron saw Elektra Express prevail in line to Jason Hughes in 2:00.2 for co-owner and conditioner Jennifer Doyle and co-owner Danny Birt of Vernon Bridge. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca.   Lee A. Drake Manager Marketing & Brands Red Shores Racetrack and Casino Charlottetown & Summerside Locations

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