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P.E.I. harness racing cancelled for May due to coronavirus

The horses are ready for the gates to swing open for the start of Race 8 Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park during the final card of the winter meet.
Horses get ready for a race to begin at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Live harness racing on Prince Edward Island has been cancelled to at least June 4.

The Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association, Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owners Association and the Prince County Horsemen’s Club, in conjunction with Red Shores, made the announcement Wednesday night in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19 strain). The decision covers both Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park (CDP) and Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

The final races of the winter meet took place Feb. 1 at the CDP and the sport was to resume May 2 in Charlottetown. More information regarding the next season will be released on May 1.

The Ruby Chappell and Bob Dewar stake events scheduled for Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway will be rescheduled to a later date.

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