Inverness Raceway

Posted at 9:04 am on August 17, 2017

Some damage has been done to the Inverness Raceway due to cars racing on the horse track. The RCMP say they received reports of damage to the property between 9:00pm and 7:00am on Sunday evening into Monday.

Damage was reported to the fence after a vehicle sideswiped causing damage, and Facebook posts show parts of the track having large divots from tire spinning in the corners. The investigation is ongoing.

RCMP are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Inverness RCMP at 902-258-2213 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Posted at 12:46 pm on July 4, 2017

Driver Gilles Barrieau notched an Atlantic Sires Stakes driving double at Inverness Raceway on Monday, winning both of the $9800 Atlantic Sire Stakes ‘A’ division events on the afternoon race card.

After a cancelled race card on Sunday due to heavy rain, blue skies greeted the Atlantic Sires Stakes three-year-old fillies at Inverness Raceway for Monday’s rescheduled race card.

Barrieau and the three-year-old pacing filly Traces of Purple were declared the victors after the judges review of a photo finish in the first of two ‘A’ division events.  The duo crossed the finish first in 1:57.2, closely followed by Filly Forty Seven and the third place finisher Goodmorning Ky.  Traces of Purple is owned by Kevin Harvey of Hammonds Plains,  and Robert Phillips of South Pinette, PEI.

Barrieau and Elektra Express also met with success in the second ‘A’ division event on the race card in a time of 1:56.4 for owner Danica Ellis of Brookfield. Coming home second was Kinda Like Her and third place went to Elm Grove Lady Luck.

Meanwhile Clare MacDonald of Antigonish and Woodmere Lukypercy won the lone $2500 ‘B’ division event in 2:00.4 for owners Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd. and Daniel Ross of Belfast, PEI.


Posted at 8:45 am on July 4, 2016

The Atlantic Sires Stakes three-year-old pacing fillies put on an impressive show at Inverness Raceway on Sunday afternoon, with one filly taking new lifetime mark.

West River Ambyr crossed the finish line in 1:58.2, earning a new lifetime mark for owner-driver-trainer Clare MacDonald of Antigonish, NS and co-owner Haley MacDonald.

Meanwhile All About Madi and driver Walter Cheverie won their ‘A’ division event in 1:59.3.  The ownership papers on the filly are held by Leith Waite, Summerside, PE and Leslie and Spencer Waite of Charlottetown, PE.

Glory Jean, under the command of Mark Bradley, won the third Atlantic Sires Stakes event on the afternoon race card in 1:59.4 for owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown, PE.

Points earned in each Atlantic Sires Stakes ‘A’ division event go towards earning a spot in the season-ending Atlantic Breeders Crown Championships.