Race Dates

Matinee Racetracks of Prince Edward Island

Informal matinee racing is usually held at O’Leary in the west and Pinette in the east on Wednesday nights at 6:30. Check with the contact listed below for either track to confirm.

PLEASE NOTE AN IMPORTANT CHANGE: All horses for any Challenge Series race must use their proper race name(no nicknames)All horses for any Challenge Series race MUST be entered by 8 p.m. TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE*. Horses not entered in time and or their proper registered name will not race and will not receive points or allowance. Kensington entries must be in no later than Thursday.

Important 2017 Update:
Excessive use of a whip will be penalized by loss of points, travel allowance, coolers, all prizes and attendance in the winner’s circle. Repeat offenders will be denied entry in future matinee races. A line must be kept in each hand and the whip cannot be used below the shafts.

Matinee Racetracks of Prince Edward Island
Pinette: Wednesdays at 6:30 – check contact for definite dates
O’Leary (West Prince Horsemen’s Club Matinee): Wednesdays at 6:30 – check contact for definite dates.
If horse accommodation is required, please contact the track representative at the contact number below.

2017 Matinee Challenge Series

Race Dates

Wednesday, June 14 – Pinette 6:30 pm
Wednesday, June 21 – O’Leary 6:30 pm
Wednesday, July 5 – Pinette 6:30 pm
Saturday, July 22 – O’Leary 2:30 pm Potato Festival
Saturday, July 29 – Alberton 2:00 pm Exhibition
Wednesday, August 2 – Tyne Valley 6:30pm
Sunday, August 6 – Pinette 2:00pm Kilted Pace
Sunday, August 20 – Kensington 2:00 pm Harvest Festival
Sunday, September 3 Kensington 2:00 pm
Wednesday September 6 – O’Leary 6:30 pm Children’s Wish
Sunday, September 17 – Summerside Finals

RACING GUIDELINES:
Drivers must keep a line in each hand with hands in the handholds for the entire race. No driver shall kick or hit a horse with his/her foot in any manner.Excessive use of a whip will be penalized by loss of points, travel allowance, coolers, all prizes and attendance in the winner’s circle. Repeat offenders will be denied entry in future matinee races. A line must be kept in each hand and the whip cannot be used below the shafts.
All horses for any Challenge Series race must use their proper race name (no nicknames).
All horses for any Challenge Series race MUST be entered by 8 p.m. TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE. Kensington entries must be in no later than Thursday.
Horses who participate in races on these dates will earn points towards finals at Summerside Raceway. The top eighteen point earners (six per division) will race in the finals for a cooler and the Championship trophy presented to the winner of one division on an annual rotating basis for each of the three divisions. To be eligible to race in the finals, a horse must have competed in at least three (3) of the above events, at a minimum of two (2) different tracks.
Drivers of horses in the Final must have participated in no more than five (5) parimutuel starts to be eligible.
Horsemen who travel over 50 km one-way will be eligible for a gas allowance. Horses must be competitive in order to receive payment.
Horses not entered in time and or their proper registered name will not race and will not receive points or allowance.

Please contact the following, regarding conditions and entries:
Alberton -Philip DesRoche at 902-856-0167
Kensington – Fred Paynter 902-886-2445
O’Leary – Clair Sweet: 902-859-2221 or Phillip DesRoche at 902-856-0167
Pinette –Raymond White 902-969-7702
Tyne Valley- Scott Macarther 902 303-0029
Matinee Racetrack Development Project
902-887-2563