Island Breeders Championships Saturday

Published: October 26, 2017 11:27 am EDT

The 20th Anniversary of the Island Breeders Championships, sponsored by the PEI Colt Stakes, will be held on Saturday, October 28 at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park.

First-race post time for the card will be 6 p.m. The championships will bring together the best two and three-year-old horses that competed in the Island Breeders Series in Summerside and Charlottetown this past summer.

The PEI Colt Stakes dates back 83 years to its founding in 1934, and over the intervening years there have been many breeders and owners who have made special contributions to the organization as volunteers, supporters and participants. Starting this year, the PEI Colt Stakes will honour several of those individuals with memorial tributes in each of the six finals. Three of the races will be named after former presidents, while the others are in honour of owner/breeders.

PEI Colt Stakes President John Clarey and Manager Norman Hall will be on hand to present memorial coolers to the winning horses and relatives and friends of the honourees are invited to join in the winner's circle presentations. The Pedigree Matching Globetrotter Awards consisting of a crystal trophy will also be awarded to the breeders of the winners.

The honourees for 2017 are as follows:

Two-Year-Old Pacing Colts – Douglas Hill
Three-Year-Old Pacing Colts – Dr. Albert Blair Kelly
Two-Year-Old Pacing Fillies – Wallace Wood
Three-Year-Old Pacing Fillies – Norah Longworth
Two-Year-Old Trotters – Shelley Gass
Three-Year-Old Trotters – Jack Annear

For more on the honourees, click here.

(Red Shores)