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Horse Racing, Summerside Raceway

Harness Racing in Prince Edward Island

The Kentucky of Canada

Did you know there are more horses per capita in PEI than anywhere else in North America?

Visitors come from around the world to experience this authentic Island tradition. The history of harness racing runs deep in the roots of Islanders dating back to 1886. You’ll find small training facilities and race tracks as you drive across the Island but the real action takes place at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park and in Summerside.

Red Shores at Summerside Raceway

Live and simulcast horse racing, VLTs, food, fun!

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino - Charlottetown

Live/simulcast horse racing, slots, blackjack, Ultimate Texas Hold'em, poker, roulette, baccarat, buffet!

Pinette Raceway

Pinette Raceway should definitely be on your list of places to visit. Enter the Village of Pinette, cross the two bridges and halfway up the hill on your left you'll see the racetrack sign for the Home of the Kilted Pace.

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Gold Cup and Saucer

Each August, as a culmination of Old Home Week, the fastest horses and most skilled drivers compete in 15 racing programs over nine days. The Gold Cup and Saucer Race is one of the most anticipated shows in harness racing and the biggest live harness racing showcase in Atlantic Canada.

The Quiet of the Backstretch

Pinette Raceway is hidden in a small patch of woods not far from our big frame house. You get there by turning down a clay road just past Mike's Lobster Pound on the TransCanada Highway, about 40 kilometres east of Charlottetown.