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PEI Standardbred Symposium Agenda Set

Published: March 23, 2019 8:43 am ET

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All participants and those interested in the Prince Edward Island Standardbred industry are invited to attend an Industry Seminar on Saturday, March 23 at the Rodd Charlottetown, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown.

There will be sessions of interest to breeders, owners, trainers, drivers, officials, and fans.

The Breeder sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by a complimentary noon luncheon, and an address by Hon. Heath MacDonald, PEI Minister Responsible for Harness Racing. Other racing oriented sessions will be held in the afternoon.

The agenda for the seminar is as follows:

PEI Standardbred Symposium

  • 10:30 a.m. - Welcome

  • 10:35 a.m. - Spring Transition in Mares; Dr. Martha Mellish, Atlantic Veterinary College

  • 11:05 a.m. - Preparing Your Mare for Foaling; Dr. Bill Best, Charlottetown Vet Clinic

  • 11:30 a.m. - The Equine Industry and PEI Bio Alliance; Rory Francis, Executive Director PEI Bio Alliance

  • Noon Lunch - Sponsored by PEI Lotteries Commission

  • 12:45 p.m. - Highlights of PEI Harness Racing Sector Growth and Sustainability Study; Aaron Hansen, Grant Thornton

  • 1:00 p.m. - Hon. Heath MacDonald, Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for Harness Racing

  • 1:15 p.m. - Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission; Brett Revington, Director of Racing, APHRC

  • 1:45 pm - Current Industry Trends and Issues

    • 1. Red Shores Marketing Plan – Lee Drake, Manager Marketing and Brands, Red Shores

    • 2. Red Shores Wagering – Adam Walsh , Racing Experience Manager, Red Shores


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