Township Chevrolet Buick GMC and Noonan Petroleum presents The 51st running of the Governor’s Plate on Saturday, July 13th, 2019 at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway.
July 11-13, 2019
Summerside’s primary festival celebrates three Island passions: lobster, harness racing, and good entertainment. For over 60 years our community has gathered in July to celebrate our fishing industry through lobster and the vital role it plays in the economy and way of life on Prince Edward Island.
The 2018 edition will seek to honour this tradition by retracing the origins and nostalgia of festivals of yesteryear. We are excited to deliver a schedule of programming that showcases not only lobster, but also celebrates what the carnival means to our community. We’ve got three action-packed days of fun planned, so check the program, mark your calendars, round up your family and friends, and join us for what is sure to be a fantastic Summerside Lobster Carnival!
Governor’s Plate Buffet at Top of the Park
Check out this special offer at Top of the Park! Join us for Governor’s Plate Night Saturday, July 13th, at Top of the Park at Red Shores Charlottetown. Featuring a delicious buffet, the live race broadcast from Red Shores Summerside, a race voucher, and casino vouchers for only $20.95 plus tax! To make reservations, please call 902-620-4264.
Harness Racing 101
Learn the basics of Harness Racing. Meet the Stars — Drivers and Horses. Presented by Prince Country Horsemens Club.
Thursday, July 11th – 6:15pm
Friday, July 12th – 6:15pm
Saturday, July 13th – 5:45pm
For additional information, check out the links below:
On Track Promotions
Dash for Cash
The $100,000 Dash for Cash returns for another year. If you spend $10 or more on select Dash for Cash race events who could be drawn to go for the cash!
If you get the correct order of finish you win $100,000. If you get the top 2 finishes you win $20, top three gets you $40, top 4 you win $60, top 5 is worth $80, and top 6 place finishers will get you $100 dollars.
Watch and listen for your chance to play in the new $100,000 Dash for Cash at Red Shores this season.
$100,000 Dash for Cash dates during Governor’s Plate Week:
Sunday, July 7th
Saturday July 13th
The official ballot is in your race program, or located at the seller’s stations. You must pick the winners of races 6 thru 10. If you pick the winning horses, you’ll keep your winning plus you get a $500 jackpot! Cost is $10 and must be in before the start of race 6.
Red Shores wants to ensure you have a great guest experience at the racetrack! We know it can be a little uneasy buying a ticket on a horse race. Well, not anymore.
Ask for our new fan-friendly Pony Pik ticket. You’ll receive a $5 show ticket on a horse which gives you three chances to win! It also comes with a ballot called the Gift Horse for a chance to win a nightly or weekly prize. No Horsin’ Around. Ask your nearest seller!
Wager during live racing for a chance to win a $5 wagering, dining, or casino voucher!
Buy any ticket (starting at the minimum of $2) and you can tag your ticket for an additional $2. The tagged ticket is called the Wild Horses ticket. It is an instant pik triactor. If the three horses come in on the Wild Horses ticket (straight ticket); you win the payout of the triactor plus the jackpot that is tied to that race. The jackpots are worth more at Summerside! Every race offers a $50 Jackpot! Wild Horses is offered on every race. Jackpot amount is located in the top right hand corner of the race program. Ask your seller to tag your ticket.
Governor’s Plate Schedule
Sunday, July 7th:
Governor’s Plate Eliminations – 1:00pm Post Time. Sponsored by Township Chevrolet Buick GMC and Noonan Petroleum. Featuring the Open Mares Eliminations: the best aged pacing mares in Atlantic Canada. The prestigious Governor’s Plate will be the final race of the evening on Saturday, July 13th, featuring the top horses in the Maritimes.
Monday, July 8th:
No races – all facilities at Red Shores will be open, however there are no races Monday evening.
Tuesday, July 9th:
Live Harness Racing at the Track – 6:30pm Post Time. Featuring the 2 and 3 year old trotters in Atlantic Sires Stakes action.
Wednesday, July 10th:
Live Harness Racing at the Track – 6:30pm Post Time. Featuring the 2 year old pacing fillies in Atlantic Sires Stakes action.
Seafood Night at the Track
Seafood Night at the Track takes place on Thursday, July 11th at 8pm on the tarmac. Enjoy fresh Island seafood* and enter for a chance to win tickets to Rock the Boat Music Festival!
* While supplies last.
Horse Person’s Breakfast
The Horse Person’s Breakfast takes place on Saturday, July 13th from 8am-10am at West End Bar & Grill.
Red Shores Kitchen Party
As part of the Summerside Lobster Carnival celebrations, Red Shores at Summerside will host a kitchen party featuring entertainment by Brandon Gillis and David Woodside on Friday, July 12, beginning at 10pm.
Looking for a place to stay in Summerside during Governor’s Plate Week? Find hotels and accommodations here.
Credit Union Place
Red Shores at Summerside is located next to Credit Union Place. It’s home to the Summerside Western Capitals Hockey Club, Summerside Dolphins Swim Club, Summerside Minor Hockey, Summerside Figure Skating Club, PEI Sports Hall of Fame, several bowling leagues and the headquarters for the City of Summerside Department of Community Services.
For a full list of upcoming events at Credit Union Place, click here.