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Charlottetown, PE - The PEI Harness Racing Industry Association and Red Shores released details of a Welcome Package being offered to all starters in the Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer Trials. The NOMINATION Deadline is Monday August 10th . 2020 marks the 61st running of one of the Greatest Shows in Harness Racing, the Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer, with Trials held on Saturday, August 15th and Monday, August 17th leading up to the Final Saturday, August 22nd. Many restrictions and guidelines will be in place due to COVID 19 but the horses will be ready to compete. 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 to their ownership teams. - 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 Pass - $50 Gas Card - Complimentary Golf Passes for 2 - Complimentary Gift Card from Old Dublin Pub In addition, all Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer Final starters receive an invitation to the Gold Cup and Saucer Reception Friday August 21st as well as a specialized Gold Cup and Saucer jacket for all Drivers in the Final and other gifts. For Gold Cup Week, owners who wish to watch their horses race live can register to attend in a designated owners area for that night under the guidelines and limited capacity rules. Owners who travel and work with their horses in the ship in area should ensure their names are submitted by their trainers on the applicable Race Day list. More details will be announced Tuesday at the Press Conference which will be broadcast live. 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 offers For more information please visit www.redshores.ca or contact the Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park Race Office at 902- 629-6636. by Lee Drake, for Red Shores  

David MacKenzie, General Manager of Red Shores, today announced the appointment of Lee Drake as Manager of Racing, Brands, and Broadcast, effective immediately. In this position Mr. Drake will be responsible for the entire Red Shores racing operations at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside, as well as the facilities highly regarded Race Day Broadcast and Brand Management. Lee Drake has a life- long involvement and interest in harness racing, and was recently elected to the Board of Standardbred Canada as the Atlantic Racetrack Director.   Red Shores

Friday June 19, 2020 - Representatives from the Maritime Harness Racing Industry Associations, along with the Atlantic Sires Stakes program, have jointly announced that the 2020 Maritime Stakes schedule has been revised in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. All originally scheduled stakes races planned for May and June will be held, but will be rescheduled throughout the race season. The stakes season is now planned to start in July. "We have decided to release the 2020 stake dates to horse people across Atlantic Canada with the understanding this all depends on interprovincial travel within the Maritimes" said Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association President Wayne MacRae. "We are still working with each Province on how interprovincial travel will operate with the hope that it is feasible come July 1st." Horse owners should also note that that for 2020, 2 Year Old Maritime Breeders event go as divisions while 3 Year Old Maritime Breeder events go with eliminations and a final. Officials plan to provide another update the week of June 22nd or before if information becomes available. Red Shores Presents Future Stars of Racing Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park will feature the Future Stars of Racing on Monday June 29th at 6pm. The two-year-old horses will strut their stuff on the racetrack while customers can view all the action at redshores.ca  Trainers can enter their horses until Thursday June 25 at 12pm (noon) at the race office or by calling 902.629.6634. The Future Stars of Racing Monday June 29th at 6pm at Red Shores at the CDP. Broadcast viewing only at redshores.ca   Lee Drake

Summerside (P.E.I.) – Red Shores, The Prince County Horsemen’s Club, along with the City of Summerside, is pleased to announce the return of harness racing with limited spectators to Red Shores Summerside on Friday June 26th. Post time is 6pm. Reservations will be required at  West End Bar & Grill in the lower level of Red Shores. Fans will be limited. Complete details at redshores.ca.  Customers that wish to join us at Red Shores Summerside for June 26th are required to make a restaurant reservation and can call 902-620-4264. For reservations for future dates customers can call 902-888-5666 and select option 1. Reservations will be required at  The Oval in the upper level of Red Shores. Customers can call 902-436-5551.       The safety and well-being of Islanders is our top priority. In consultation with the PCHC,  PEI Harness Racing Industry Association, public health officials and other stakeholders, Red Shores has developed a detailed plan to support the return of live standardbred horse racing on Prince Edward Island. This plan incorporates government and public health guidelines in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Fans from across North America will be able to watch and wager from the safety of their homes through the Red Shores Race Day broadcast and online betting platforms such as HPIBet.com. Post time on June 26th is 6pm. Qualifiers will be held Monday June 22nd at 6pm. Please contact the race office 902.629.6634. Red Shores and the PEI Harness Racing Industry will be enforcing COVID-19 restrictions for all race participants, including physical distancing and the use of personal protective equipment. The full list of policies and procedures, including protocols for the industry to follow while preparing for and conducting live racing are posted at redshores.ca The historic Prince County oval was also hold the annual Canada Day card of harness racing on Wednesday July 1st Post time is 1pm.     Lee A. Drake Manager Marketing & Brands Red Shores Racetrack & Casino Charlottetown & Summerside Locations

Summerside, PE - The City of Summerside has announced the Summerside Lobster Carnival has been cancelled. While this announcement unfortunately affects the carnival, this does not impact the harness racing events scheduled from July 5th to July 11th including the Governor's Plate at Red Shores Summerside. Red Shores, along with harness racing industry officials, continue to meet on the status of the 2020 harness racing calendar and will provide further updates.   Lee A. Drake Manager Marketing & Brands Red Shores Racetrack & Casino Charlottetown & Summerside Locations

Charlottetown, PE - The PEI Provincial Association of Exhibitions issued a press release stating Old Home Week has been cancelled. While this announcement unfortunately affects the Provincial Exhibition/ Old Home Week such as the midway, horse shows and agriculture displays, this does not impact the harness racing events scheduled from August 13th to August 22nd including the Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Red Shores, along with harness racing industry officials, continue to meet on the status of the 2020 harness racing calendar and will provide further updates. By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park, in cooperation with the PEI Harness Racing Industry Association, has jointly scheduled the closure of the racetrack to allow for the required grading and preparation for the upcoming race season in Charlottetown. The racetrack will be reconditioned to the original specifications and requirements. This will necessitate the closure of the racetrack beginning on Tuesday May 12th at 7am until Friday May 15th at 5pm. Dependent upon the status of the project as the track is being reconditioned, there may be limited availability of the track and/or the infield prior to 7am daily and after 5pm daily for use by on track tenants only. Red Shores will update all horse people daily on the status of this availability. By Lee Drake

CHARLOTTETOWN (P.E.I.) - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park has released upcoming qualifying sessions. The dates include Saturday May 23rd Post Time 12:30pm, Thursday May 28th Post Time 6:00pm, Saturday May 30th Post Time 12:30pm, Sunday May 31st Post Time 12:30pm. For more information contact the race office at 902.629.6634. No fans or spectators will be allowed on the Red Shores property however the qualifiers will be carried live at redshores.ca Red Shores and the PEI Harness Racing Industry will be enforcing COVID-19 restrictions for all race participants, including physical distancing. The full list of policies and procedures, including protocols for the industry to follow while preparing for and conducting live racing, will be made available soon. By Lee Drake

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  

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