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Well, it’s hard to believe that another Old Home Week has come and gone on PEI, and although I’m sitting writing this as the Saturday night program’s fourth race has just finished, I will not mention any of the racing at Charlottetown, as there are many from down there who will fill you in o…

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The Gold Cup and Saucer at Charlottetown is billed as one of the great events on the North American calendar and Saturday night’s race and indeed the entire Gold Cup Week proved once again that Red Shores Charlottetown is the number one destination for harness racing excellence. The Gold Cup…

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Well another successful Gold Cup Week is in the books. It was a week of incredible racing where we witnessed multiple track records fall at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

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More Ontario tracks have hopped on board the Harness The Hope cause this season. Founded by the Dustin Family 16 years ago, HTH was first introduced at London's half-mile oval in 2006 and most recently at Clinton Raceway this past Sunday afternoon. The event aims to raise funds, awareness an…

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Childhood dreams were realized when Smooth Lou captured last week's Gold Cup and Saucer in 1:51.1 for trainer Patrick Shepherd and driver Robert Shepherd, who both have tried in the past to win the coveted race Islanders and many Maritime horsepeople dream of winning. In a week that was high…

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This month’s question: Who is the oldest driver to win a Gold Cup and Saucer?

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“Ian Smith, one of the most successful and prominent horse owners over the fifty years had this to say on Phil Pinkney, “first and foremost a gentleman and class act at all times. One of the great all-around horsemen ever to come out of the Maritimes; we share so many memories like world cha…

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As a young lad in Forest Hill PEI, Everett MacLeod loved horses. At every opportunity he would jump on his bike and pedal about five km to Upton where his Uncles Harold and Charles Taylor kept Clydesdale horses. For the next quarter century, he accompanied them on many trips to agriculture s…

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The Matinee racing program continues to be a vital part of grassroots harness racing here on Prince Edward Island. When I think about past graduates of this program, guys like Mark and Anthony MacDonald come to mind. Mark cut his teeth in this program and since that time, he has accumulated …