Horse Person’s Info



PREAMBLE: These rules apply to overnight events. All stake and added money events shall be governed by their own printed conditions.  All races shall be governed by the rules set forth by the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission and Standardbred Canada.

1. Under no circumstances will any profane or abusive language be directed toward any official or employee of Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park and/or Red Shores at Summerside Raceway. Violation of this directive will result in an immediate and indefinite suspension from any, and all, privileges associated with the Charlottetown Driving Park and Summerside Raceway.

2. Any violation or infraction deemed to be “not in the best interest of harness racing” is subject to suspension from any, and all, privileges associated with Charlottetown Driving Park and Summerside Raceway.

3. Any person(s) jogging and/or training a racehorse must be a member in good standing with the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission and Standardbred Canada. Unlicensed persons are not permitted on the racetrack surface in control of a horse.a.This also applies to the winner’s circle. Only the driver is permitted in the race bike seat for photos.

4. The speed limit is 10 miles per hour on roads between and around barns. Vehicles exceeding the limit shall be removed and denied further entry into the stable area.

5. The draw for post positions shall be completed on the following schedule. All entries must be received by 9:00 am on the date of the draw. This is subject to change:a.Friday for Wednesday;b.Monday for Thursday;c.Tuesday for Friday;d.Wednesday for Saturday;e.Thursday for Sunday;f.Old Home Week & Governors Plate Week draw schedule shall vary and will be posted.

6. Stable Entry standards shall be according to the rules and regulations outlined by the APHRC. Red Shores reserves the right to uncouple horses for pari-mutuel purposes during early and late closing events.

7. Helmets must be worn at all times when on the track jogging and/or training horses. (Reference APHRC Rule 340 (1). Violators of this rule will be fined $25.00 for a first offence. A second offence will result in a$50.00 fine. For further offences (Reference APHRC Rule 341 (3) (iii) & (iv)).a.For any training mile, warming up or racing, helmets must be securely fastened. (Reference APHRC Rule 340(1))b.Only certified helmets will be allowed at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Summerside Raceway. (Reference APHRC Rule 340(1))

8. All persons warming up horses must wear white pants and driving colors, or a training suit that is approved by the Red Shores Management. All grooms and trainers must be properly attired.a.Articles of clothing and helmets that are faded, torn, or soiled will not be permitted on the racetrack.b.Failing to abide by these rules will result in a $25.00 fine for first time offenders. Second time offenders (within a 2-month period of time) will be fined $50.00 and suspended from warming up and driving privileges for (5) day period as per APHRC Rules 137 and 388.

9 .All equipment, including driving helmets, race bikes, jog carts and blankets must be of clean appearancewhile on the track or in the paddock area. Equipment should be free of any dirt and/or debris.

10. All terms and conditions for stall rental are outlined in the Stall Rental Agreement.
a.The allocation of stalls shall only be distributed to Standardbred Canada members with a validAPHRC and Standardbred Canada license.
b.Stall fees shall be paid by the fifteenth (15th) of each month.
c.All stall rent must be kept current. No race declarations will be accepted from those havingoutstanding stall rent.

11. Horses are to post parade in post position order. Horses wanting to parade at the back will require a vetcertificate each start to let the Paddock Judge know why they need to parade at the back.

12. Failure to return a Paddock Stall or Ship-In Stall in the same manner as it was given will result in a $25.00cleaning, maintenance and repair fee. Racing privileges will be removed until the fee is paid.
13. All saddlecloths must be returned to the appropriate return bin in the stabling area or to the numberroom at the Charlottetown location. At the Summerside location the numbers are to be returned to thesame area they were picked up from. A loss of, or damage to, a saddlecloth is the responsibility of thehorse assigned that number on a particular race.

14. The towing of horses is not permitted on CDP and SRW grounds and/or racing surface.

15. Each horse entered to race may only have two (2) persons attending while in the Paddock. All attendantsmust be ten (10) years or age or older and licensed (Reference APHRC Rule 98). The listed driver is not tobe included in this calculation of persons.

16. Purse Distribution for overnight races:
-1st place finisher 50%
-2nd place finisher 25%
-3rd place finisher 12%
-4th place finisher 8%
-5th place finisher 5%
Money not distributed due to non-race finishers or lack of entries will be retained by the racetrack.

17. All spectators must stand behind the fence to view a race. Only horses warming up and racing, along withthe respective trainers and drivers may be allowed on the track during the course of a race card.

18. The consumption of alcohol is not permitted in the Paddock and Ship-In Barns. Any persons in control of ahorse shall be subject to drug and alcohol screening (Reference APHRC Rules – Section 6.8.2).

19. Equipment cards are to be kept on file with the Paddock Judge and must be signed by the trainer ofrecord.
a.Any changes to horse equipment must be made to the Charlottetown Race Office 1 hour 30minutes prior to the first race of a live race card. (1pm post time changes due by 11:30am, 6pmpost times changes due by 4:30pm and 6:30pm post times due by 5:00pm, etc.)
b.Any changes to horse equipment must be made to the Summerside Race Office 1 hour prior to thefirst race of a live race card. (1pm post time changes due by 12:00pm, 6pm post times changes dueby 5:00pm and 7:00pm post times due by 6:00pm, etc.) 

20. Smoking is not permitted inside the stabling barns, ship-in barn and/or paddock.

21. Smoking is not permitted on the racetrack within 2-hours prior to post time of the first race on theprogram. (Reference APHRC Rule 352(2). 

22. Licensed members under 14 years of age are not permitted to warm up or parade horses on race days.

23. No one besides a horse driver is allowed in the race bike during winner presentations.

24. Horsemen with unpaid obligations to Red Shores will not be permitted to enter horses to race until suchobligations are paid in full.


2 Yr. Olds 2:08 2:08
3 Yr. Olds 2:06 2:06
Aged 2:05 2:05
2 Yr. Olds 2:12 2:12
3 Yr. Olds 2:10 2:10
Aged 2:07 2:07
Aged (Maidens) 2:09 2:09
  1. Qualifying races will be scheduled weekly. There will be no additions after the box is closed.
  2. Horses in all events must be entered at the Race Secretary’s office, including telephone entries no later than 9am unless the time prescribed on the weekly condition sheet states differently. All horses racing as claimers must have a SC electronic claiming authorization & registration on file in Race Office at the time of declaration.
  3. The above standards are for races on a track classified as fast. Qualifying times may be subject to weather and track condition variances. Horses coming from another track may be accepted by the Race Secretary as long as the horse has met their qualifying time at their home track in their last start; the entry will be accepted for one start at CDP or SRW but must meet the qualifying time of the CDP or SRW in that one start or will be placed on the qualifying list. Also, the horse must not be on a qualifying list as recorded by Standardbred Canada or APHRC at the time of the draw.
  4. The Race Secretary may make time allowances for horses coming from another track when the last start was in adverse weather or track conditions provided by the variant of record. Races conducted at distance other than one (1) mile may or may not be used to determine eligibility.
  5. Horses making breaks in two (2) consecutive races, other than interference or equipment breaks, on a racetrack shall be required to qualify.
  6. The judges may require a horse to qualify at their discretion.
  7. Horses scratched sick, lame or injured in two (2) consecutive starts shall be ordered to qualify.
  8. Horses not going in qualifying time coming off a qualifying race will be required to qualify.
  9. Any horse that has not raced in thirty (30) days must qualify.
  10. Horses causing a mutuel refund may be required to qualify before entries will be accepted for future races.
  11. Entries will not be accepted on horses causing two (2) mutuel refunds due to recalls at the current meet until they have qualified successfully on two (2) consecutive occasions.
  12. Horses starting in three (3) consecutive qualifying races within a thirty (30) period and failing to meet the prescribed standards may not be allowed to start in future qualifying races for a minimum of thirty (30) days. This rule does not apply to 2 & 3 Year Old Trotters & Pacers competing in added money events.
  13. Hoppled horses that want to race free legged must first qualify free legged. Free legged horses that want to race with hobbles must first qualify with hobbles. (Reference APHRC Rule 154 &198)
  14. Eight (8) horses of separate ownership are required in all overnight events or the events may be cancelled at the track’s discretion. Management may not permit more than two (2) horses with common ownership in any overnight race.
  15. Unless excused in advance by the Senior Judge, all horses are required to race from the Paddock Barn.
  16. In condition events, horses may not drop more than two (2) classes each start without the approval of the Race Secretary.
  17. All participants in racing at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Summerside Raceway (including trainers, owners, drivers and caretakers) shall abide by all the rules and regulations of Red Shores, Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission and Standardbred Canada in regard to the conduct of the race meeting.
All of the above are applicable to racing at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores at Summerside Raceway and may be changed at the discretion of Management of Red Shores and with the approval of APHRC.

Please note: The Standardbred Canada Representative will NOT be available during the Monday-Friday Race Office 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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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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