The Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer

Gold Cup Week

Please note: All Red Shores Charlottetown Dining Locations are now SOLD OUT during Gold Cup Week. In order to attend the races onsite during Gold Cup Week you MUST have either a Dining or Owner’s Club Reservation (no walk-ins/general admission). If you have been unable to make reservations, you can watch online here and wager using

An Island Tradition for over 60 Years!

Each August, Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park is the home of one of the major entertainment attractions in Canada – the Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer. The fastest horses and the best drivers in all of Eastern Canada converge at the RED SHORES for 15 racing programs in 9 days. The Gold Cup & Saucer dates back to the early 1960’s and has become known as one of the most prestigious races in harness racing.

Join us this year on beautiful Prince Edward Island as we will celebrate the 61st running of The Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer. Be sure to check out all of our live race dates and world-wide broadcast dates by visiting the racing link or live broadcast link on the main page. The planning committee is currently working on grand prize promotions surrounding the cup, special memory lane segments, limited-edition merchandise and more!

Make plans to be here and watch history be made as the horses and their drivers walk past the spectators as the Island hymn is played to a packed house. The lights go out and the horses and their drivers are introduced to the thousands of fans one by one under the spotlight as they make their way in front of the grandstand. At two minutes to midnight, the famous call to the post is heard and the horses and drivers get ready to compete in one of the best shows in racing: The Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer!

Live Broadcast

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Offsite Gold Cup Viewing Parties


We’re teaming up with some local business to host Gold Cup & Saucer Viewing Parties on August 22nd! Locations include Mill River Resort, West End Bar & Grill, Olde Dublin Pub Est 1983, Peake’s Quay Restaurant & Bar, and The Oval (upper level of Red Shores Summerside). These properties will be offering a Guardian Gold Cup Wagering Package and a chance to win an Island Staycation from Mill River Resort. Join them to view the 61st running of The Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer!

Mill River Resort Two Night Golf Stay & Play for Two Prize Package

  • Two Nights Accommodation at Mill River Resort
  • Two Rounds of Golf at Mill River Golf Course including cart
  • $100 Mill River Resort Gift Card


Official Gold Cup & Saucer Viewing Party Locations


Olde Dublin Pub

131 Sydney Street, Charlottetown

  • Starts 9 pm with live coverage of races on August 22
  • Live music
  • Terri’s Harness Racing Trivia
  • Specials on Gold Cup cocktails and appetizers
  • Great prizes with Instapick
  • Lots of exciting trivia and door prizes !
  • Reservations: 902-892-6992


Mill River Resort

180 Mill River Resport Road, Bloomfield

  • August 22 starting at 9:00pm
  • Cost $25 per person: includes $20 value in instapik tickets + one beverage ticket + the chance to win a Island Staycation from Mill River Resort
  • Maximum capcity 50 people
  • Reservations: 902-859-3555
  • Click here to view menu


Peake’s Quay Restaurant & Bar

11 Great George Street, Charlottetown

Join us Saturday August 22nd for Gold Cup & Saucer, we’ll be broadcasting the race live!

  • Reservations: 902-368-1330
  • Click here to view menu with apps and drink specials 
  • $25+tax per person: includes $20 for instapik tickets + drink ticket , along with the chance to win a Island Staycation from Mill River Resort. Come spend the 61st Gold Cup & Saucer with us at Peake’s Quay!


The Oval (upper level of Red Shores Summerside) 

55 Greenwood Drive, Summerside


West End Bar & Grill

55 Greenwood Drive, Summerside

  • Reservations: 902-888-5666
  • Menu – $16.95 + tax per person
  • Reservation includes $2 Wagering Voucher & Racde Program
  • Click here to view menu


Gold Cup Week Race Schedule

Official Post Positions for the 61st running of The Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer

Gold Cup Ambassadors


The Island Drive-In Festival 

We’re excited to be partnering with The Island Drive-In Festival to broadcast the 61st running of The Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer at the Charlottetown Event Grounds on August 22nd. Click here to learn more!

Racetrack Contact


Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am - 4pm
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Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm

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Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park

CDP - Est. 1888

58 Kensington Road
(attached to Eastlink Centre)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Phone: 902-629-6634

Phone: 902-629-6636



Red Shores at Summerside

SRW - Est. 1886

55 Greenwood Drive
(attached to Credit Union Place)
Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Phone: 902-894-9919

Race Day Phone: 902-888-5666 ext. 4118

Please note the Standardbred Canada Representative will not be available during the Monday-Friday hours and is on-site during Race Days only.

All stake payments, transfers, memberships can be completed online or by calling Standardbred Canada directly.
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