Alberton Race Change

The Prince County Exhibition, traditionally scheduled from Thursday to Sunday has changed their dates this year. The exhibition will run from Friday, July 30th to Sunday, August 1st. The Matinee Racetracks Challenge Series will race only on Saturday, July 31st with a 2 p.m. post time.
Wendy Warren of the exhibition board says they are planning another race at the Alberton fairgrounds at a later date, not yet specified.
There was concern from the board that the races are not well attended. The new “no whip” racing should have a positive effect on attracting spectators, but it will take time for people to realize the change. Anyone involved with matinee racing who wants to see racing continue at Alberton or any other track should make sure they talk up our matinee racing with anybody who will listen and invite as many people out to watch the races as possible. Make our races and our backstretches places where people want to bring their families and friends. Grassroots racing is dying all across North America and we are the only ones who can keep it alive on this Island, but it’s going to take all of us doing our little bit to bring in more people.

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