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Atlantic Regional Draw Complete

Published: June 22, 2016 5:59 pm ET

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The draw for the Atlantic Regional Driving Championship this Saturday, June 25 at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park is now complete.

There will be eight RDC races and each of the eight participating drivers will sit out one race.

Post time for Saturday’s card of racing is 6:00 p.m. (Atlantic Time) The participating drivers are:

The ARDC races are: 2, 4 and 5 through 10. To view Saturday’s entries, click on one of the following links:

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park -- Saturday Entries -- Saturday Program Pages

The top two finishers, based on points, from the Atlantic Regional will go on to compete in the National Driving Championship on October 14 at The Raceway at Western Fair District in London, Ontario. The winner of the NDC will represent Canada in the 2017 World Driving Championship which will be hosted in Canada.

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club is gearing up for an exciting week of handicapping contests this week to commemorate each of the upcoming Regional Driving Championships (RDC). There will be a separate contest for each, but players’ point totals in each contest are added together to determine the winner, so be sure to play in all three contests this week and the final one for the QRDC. (July 9)

Your challenge is to select the top two drivers from each region that will advance to the 2016 National Driving Championship (NDC) taking place at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Friday, October 14.

SCORING

The Regional Driving Championships and the National Driving Championship will adapt the point system utilized in the World Driving Championship. Points will be awarded on the order of finish as follows:

Number of Starters 7:

14 (1), 9 (2), 6 (3), 4 (4), 3 (5), 2 (6), 1 (7)

Number of Starters 6:**

13 (1), 8 (2), 5 (3), 3 (4), 2 (5), 1 (6)

**In the event of a scratch, a driver receives four (4) points.

  • In the event of a scratch, the driving rep drawn to a horse shall drive the ‘also eligible’ horse.

  • If a horse is disqualified or a horse and driver fail to complete the race, they will receive one (1) point.

  • In the event of a dead heat for any placing in any race the points for the horses involved will be added together and divided equally among the drivers concerned (eg. If there’s a dead heat for third between two horses, the points for third and fourth place will be added and divided among the drivers)


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