‘Magic’ Show In Charlottetown

Published: July 24, 2014 10:00 pm EDT

A newcomer to the Island racing scene was quick to leave his mark at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park Thursday night.

Red Magician made his first start on red soil a winning one for owners Dale and Ronnie Rennie of Elmsdale, PEI. The four-year-old chestnut gelding laid down fractions of :28.4, 1:00.1 and 1:30.4 before closing it out in 2:00 over a track carrying a four-second variant. Kenny Murphy handled the driving duties for trainer Clarkie Smith. Shock The Rock was second and Windemere Express finished third.

The 4-H Club of PEI was at Red Shores in full force Thursday night, as the group cheered Hurrah right into the winner’s circle. The three-year-old Shadow Play colt was a winner in 2:01.2 for trainer/driver Mark Bradley.

Hurrah is part of a new promotion this season at Red Shores called Hurrah 4 Island Charities, in partnership with Meridian Farms. It sees the horses entire earnings each month donated to charities across PEI. This month’s charity is the 4-H club of PEI, members from the Montague 4-H club joined he connections in the winner’s circle.

Caliban Hanover notched another victory into his belt in the Open Trot for trainer/driver Ronnie Gass. The nine-year-old picked up his 40th lifetime victory for his owner Wendell MacDonald of Cornwall in 2:03.

Twelve different drivers picked up victories on the 12-dash card.

Racing action returns to Red Shores Charlottetown Saturday night with a 6 p.m. post time.

(Charlottetown Driving Park)

To view results for Thursday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Charlottetown Driving Park.