More driver changes for this week's racing cards in Ontario will be required in the aftermath of a winter storm in Charlottetown, P.E.I. that has halted travel plans for many out-of-province attendees of Saturday night's O'Brien Awards.
Flights on Monday departing Charlottetown Airport were also cancelled. As a result, driver Natasha Day, co-host of the O'Briens Red Carpet Live show, told Trot Insider that she will be unavailable for her scheduled drives on Tuesday at The Raceway at Western Fair District in London, Ont.
Charlottetown flights were also cancelled on Sunday, delaying the return of drivers James MacDonald, Louis-Philippe Roy and Jody Jamieson, all missing Monday drives at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the first flight landed in Toronto from Charlottetown since the O'Brien Awards gala concluded. That flight included, among others, Jamieson, MacDonald and Roy as well as 2023 Trainer of the Year Dr. Ian Moore, 2023 Future Star Award winner Cassidy Schneider, Armstrong Breeder of the Year David Heffering, trainers David Menary and Brett Lester, as well as their respective entourages.