Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park has a 13-dash program scheduled for Thursday evening (September 2), pending the weather forecast, with the Lady Slipper Stakes for two and three-year-old trotters in the middle of the action.
First race post time is set at 6 p.m. with Lady Slipper trot divisions in Races 3, 5, 7 and 9. Due to the pending weather forecast, the card could move to Friday night at 6 p.m., but an official announcement will be made Thursday morning at 9 a.m.
The first Lady Slipper division in Race 3 carries a $12,850 purse for two-year-old trotters and features Red Shores Summerside track record holder Defriended leaving from post four for driver Myles Heffernan Sr., trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville, P.E.I. The Amigo Hall filly scored a 27-length romp in last week’s Brian Andrew Memorial Stakes in 2:04.2 in one of the largest win margins in the history of Island racing.
The other rookie trot division is in Race 5 with divisional leader Up Helly AA riding a five-race win streak with high percentage pilot Ken MacDonald in the bike for trainer Clare MacDonald and owner Riley Farms Ltd., of Summerside, P.E.I. Bred by Greg MacKenzie’s Tulach Ard Farms of Nova Scotia, the Armbro Barrister colt trotted to a new race win record of 2:03.2 in his latest start.
Dusty Lane Milo is favoured from post six in the first three-year-old Lady Slipper trot division in Race 7, which carries a $12,316 purse. Gilles Barrieau returns to the race bike of the Jeff Holmes trainee for owner Marsha Knox of Stanhope, P.E.I. A product of Dusty Lane Farms in Cornwall, P.E.I., the Tad The Stud colt has never been worse than second in five seasonal starts.
Peach Pie Will Do will look to replicate his upset performance from Gold Cup Week in the second $12,316 Lady Slipper sophomore split in Race 9. Brodie MacPhee drives the Tad The Stud colt for trainer Chris MacKay and owners Jordan MacKay, Andrew Brown, Shirley Symes and Allard Racing Inc.
Catch all the action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca. Live streaming is also available on the Red Shores Youtube page and you can wager online at HPIBet.com.
To view Thursday's harness racing entries, click on the following link: Thursday Entries - Charlottetown Driving Park.
(With files from Red Shores)