Archive for June, 2009

Newcomers to Harness Racing

June 30th, 2009 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Newcomers to Harness Racing

Pinette Raceway is going to be a busy place on July 16th and 17th, when the picturesque track will have the privilege of introducing the children of newcomers to Canada to the joys of horses and harness racing.
Fifty children aged from five to 17, will be bused to Pinette each of the two days by the Association for Newcomers. They will receive hands-on instruction on working with horses, harnessing and driving, and will have some fun with “bouncy ponies” and learn how to play horseshoes. The two days are sponsored jointly by the PEI Harness Racing Industry Association, Pinette Raceway and the Matinee Racetrack Development Project.
The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada is an immigrant support organization that provides many important services to first-generation Canadians. They have a whole summer of interesting events planned for the young people, including this introduction to an Island tradition.

Tyne Valley race cancelled

June 16th, 2009 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tyne Valley race cancelled

The Challenge Series race slated for Tyne Valley on August 9th is cancelled. The directors of Tyne Valley Downs reluctantly decided not to hold their race this year because construction of a new lagoon in their centrefield would not be completed in time.
Director Donnie Milligan said that they are disappointed not to be a part of the annual Oyster Festival or the Challenge Series but they are hoping to hold a race later in the fall.

Willis Memorial site of first challenge series

June 2nd, 2009 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Willis Memorial site of first challenge series

The first Challenge Series races and PEI Colt Stakes Two and Three-Year-Old Series will be held at O’Leary on Saturday, June 13th at 2 p.m.
Don’t forget that entries MUST be made by 8 p.m. Thursday in order to be eligible for points and travel allowance. For more information, call Clair Sweet at 859-2550 (days).

New Phone Line at Pinette

June 2nd, 2009 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Phone Line at Pinette

Pinette Raceway is now the proud owner of both a telephone and fax. The number for both is 902-659-2700. Since their budget didn’t run to a receptionist, entries should still be directed to Scott MacPhail at 902-659-2736.