Special Events

RED SHORES is home to some of the biggest and most prestigious harness races in the country.

Come check out all the excitement at RED SHORES Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park and RED SHORES at Summerside Raceway.

The Gold Cup and Saucer

Each August the Charlottetown Driving Park is home of one of the major entertainment attractions in Canada – Old Home Week and the Gold Cup & Saucer.

Each August RED SHORES at Charlottetown Driving Park is the home of one of the major entertainment attractions in Canada – the Sobeys 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 58th running of the 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 Sobeys Gold Cup & Saucer!

Gold Cup Video

Gold Cup Track History

2016 winner was Y S Lotus driven by Louis Philippe Roy

 

YEAR

TIME

WINNER

DRIVER

1960

2:06/0

Dee’s Boy Lloyd MacAuley

1961

2:06/3

War Cry Ranger Elmer Smith

1962

2:06/2

Dee’s Boy Myron MacArthur

1963

2:04/3

Bob Brook Walter Craig

1964

2:08/0

June Byrd James MacGregor

1965

2:07/2

Andy’s Son James Moore

1966

2:04/1

Andy’s Son James Moore

1967

2:04/3

Dr. Harry C James MacGregor

1968

2:05/3

Miramichi Post Joe Goguen

1969

2:05/3

Firebolt Art Porter

1970

2:03/4

Firebolt Art Porter

1971

2:05/1

Andy’s Son Elmore White

1972

2:05/1

Prince Abbott Wayne Whebby

1973

2:05/4

Dr. Walter C Leslie Waite

1974

2:04/4

Scotch Gauman Bill Nicholson

1975

2:04/2

Ventall Rainbow Mike MacDonald

1976

2:01/4

Power Baron Mike Doyle

1977

2:08/1

Ventall Rainbow Mike MacDonald

1978

2:02/2

Nickname Phil Pinkney

1979

2:02/4

Kaweco Henry Smallwood

1980

2:03/3

Saul’s Price Joe Smallwood

1981

2:00/3

Henry Butler Steve Mahar

1982

2:00/2

Saul’s Pride Joe Smallwood

1983

2:01/2

Silent Class Marcel Barrieau

1984

2:02/2

Pearl’s Falcon Mike MacDonald

1985

1:57/3

Winner’s Accolade Mike MacDonald

1986

2:02/1

Rev Your Engine Phil Pinkney

1987

1:57/4

Gimble Paul MacDonald

1988

2:01/2

The Papermaker Ian Moore

YEAR

TIME

WINNER

DRIVER

1989

1:57/3

Stargaze Hanover Harry Poulton

1990

1:58/0

Tigerbird Mike Downey

1991

1:56/1

Portent Doug Brown

1992

1:56/0

Kilkerran Ingle Emmons Mackay

1993

1:54/1

Little Black Book Paul MacKenzie

1994

1:55/3

Nuclear Flash Mike Saftic

1995

1:56/1

Sandy Hanover Mike MacDonald

1996

1:54/4

Tough Hombre David Smith

1997

2:00/0

Comedy Hour Gilles Barrieau

1998

1:53/3

Native Born Brett Robinson

1999

1:58/2

Order To Go John Holmes

2000

1:56/3

Canaco Simon Gilles Barrieau

2001

1:54/1

Scarlet and Gold Wally Hennessey

2002

1:53/3

London Mews N Gilles Barrieau

2003

1:53/2

Sand Olls Dexter Mark MacDonald

2004

1:55/2

Sand Olls Dexter Mark MacDonald

2005

1:51/2

Driver To Win Wally Hennessey

2006

1:54/1

Banner Yankee Carl Jamieson

2007

1:52/0

Silent Swing Phil Hudon

2008

1:53/4

Pownal Bay Matt Earl Smith

2009

1:53/0

All The Weapons Kenneth D. Oliver

2010

1:51/0

Part Shark Scott Zeron

2011

1:53/1

Blissful Breeze Mark MacDonald

2012

1:51

Eighteen Tyler Moore

2013

1:50/4

Escape the News Marc Campbell

2014

1:50/4

Bigtown Hero Brad Forward

 2015

 1:50/4

 Take It Back Terry Marc Campbell

 2016

 1:50/1

 Y S Lotus Louis Philippe Roy

RED SHORES Racetrack & Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park was proud to host the 2017 edition of the Atlantic Breeders Crown. The Weekend of Champions was held during Thanksgiving and featured the best two and three-year-old pacers and trotters of the 2017 Atlantic Sires Stakes campaign.


Atlantic Breeders Crown

For a complete details on point standings and more go to www.atlanticsiresstakes.ca.


Lobster Carnival

RED SHORES at Summerside is a community sponsor for the 2017 Lobster Carnival!  See the link below for more details on this years Lobster Festival:

summersidelobsterfest.com


Old Home Week

4ddbefef03c80OHWOld Home Week is PEI’s Family Fun Fair! Since 1888, Islanders and visitors have been celebrating the Island with special events such as 14 live race cards in just 10 days, live entertainment for the whole family, livestock and agricltural shows and an fun-packed midway! For more information on Old Home Week please visit www.oldhomeweekpei.com.


Governors Plate

YS Lotus gave Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway a new pacing record of 1:51.4 during the 48th running of the Governor’s Plate on July 16th, 2016. Rene Allard was the winning trainer for owner Yves Sarrazin, La Presentation, Que.

Governor’s Plate History

2016 winner was Y S Lotus driven by Marc Campbell

Year Horse Driver
1969 Kim Ash Art Porter
1970 Firebolt Art Porter
1971 Gons Butler Elmore White
1972 Peter A Forever Joe Goguen
1973 John The Third Emmett Bernard
1974 Canu Bay Horace Willis
1975 John The Third Emmett Bernard
1976 Royal Relate Orville Willis
1977 Freddie Rick William Roloson
1978 Kitley Township Russell Burgoyne
1979 Flying Caper Marcel Barrieau
1980 Saul’s Pride Joseph Smallwood
1981 The Butler Machine David Pinkey
1982 Big Hugh Sonny Rankin
1983 Glen Reynolds Jody Hennessey
1984 Winners Accolade Doug Walsh
1985 Angels Shadow Marcel Barrieau
1986 Winners Accolade Jody Hennessey
1987 Steve B Down Steve Mason
1988 The Papermaker Dr. Ian Moore
1989 Working Overtime Frank Fagan Jr.
1990 Sharley Sham Paul MacDonald
1991 Manilow Hanover Earl Smith
1992 Kilkerran Ingle Emmons MacKay
1993 No Worries Phil Pinkey
1994 Hornby Blaze Danny Romo
1995 Horan Hanover Garry MacDonald
1996 (DH) Luna Fantasia
(DH) Quick Challenge
Danny O’Brien
Dr. Ian Moore
1997 Acton Amigo Gary MacDonald
1998 Comedy Hour Gilles Barrieau
1999 Dexters Lion Todd Trites
2000 Barney Baron Walter Cheverie
2001 Mcgetty Dr. Ian Moore
2002 Pierce Seelster Dr. Ian Moore
2003 Bramalea Road Doug MacGregor
2004 Igoddago Mike Stevenson
2005 PH Breakaway Todd Trites
2006 Paperback Danny Romo
2007 Dunachton Gale Phil Pinkey
2008 Outlawpositivcharg Terry Gallant
2009 Outlawpositivcharg Terry Gallant
2010 PH Bestman Todd Trites
2011 Serious Damage Kenny Arsenault
2012 Mcapulco Gilles Barrieau
2013 Wild Dragon Gilles Barrieau
2014 D G’s Camme Gilles Barrieau
2015 D G’s Camme Gilles Barrieau
2016 YS Lotus Marc Campbell