Harness racing has been an Island tradition for over 100 years, dating back to the 1880’s. It’s still just as popular today, perhaps it’s the thrill of the race, the fun of the slots, Blackjack, and Texas Hold ‘Em Poker tables… it’s no wonder Red Shores Racetrack Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park has become an Island staple and Prince Edward Island has earned the title of “Kentucky of Canada”.
Red Shores is the place to be to catch trackside fun. You’ll find a first-class venue with a new grand stand, a casino featuring over 200 slots, and a million dollar view from the Top of the Park restaurant.
The Top of the Park restaurant that overlooks the Red Shores Charlottetown Driving Park is not only an Island favourite, but has also been presented with awards like PEI’s Best Ribs, Taste our Island Award, and Best Dessert & Local Dish at Savour Food & Wine. The Red Shores culinary team always impresses and with tableside betting it makes for an experience that is not to be missed.
Red Shores is proud to carry some of the biggest events in Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing in their Simulcast Theatre. Place your bets and take your seats because you’ll find yourself with very little downtime! Races go every 15 minutes and your announcer will keep you updated on the horses as they do their warm ups between races. Race nights at the Red Shores Charlottetown Driving Park are Thursdays and Saturdays, and race nights at Red Shores Summerside are Sundays. Click here for a full list of race dates.
Don’t miss the excitement of Governor’s Plate week racing at Red Shores Summerside from July 10-16 leading up to the 48th running of the Governor’s Plate. Red Shores Summerside offers live & simulcast racing, dining at West End Bar & Grill (lower level Red Shores Summerside) blackjack and a selection of slots and VLT’s on the casino floor.
The Charlottetown Driving Park is also home to the Gold Cup and Saucer during Old Home Week (every Islander’s favourite 10 days of the summer!) The Gold Cup and Saucer is the place to watch history being made. It wouldn’t be Old Home Week without the fast-paced Standardbreds on the track. Over the 10 days, 16 exciting race cards will take place here at beautiful Red Shores, all culminating in the 57th running of the Gold Cup & Saucer race on Saturday evening – one of harness racing’s most prestigious events. During Old Home Week, the legendary CDP oval is home to the most harness racing cards in North America with thousands of viewers tuning in and betting with the Bell-Aliant Race Day broadcast.
For a complete list of exciting promotions happening at Red Shores this summer click here. 19+
Insider’s Tip: Brunch at Red Shores is an Island tradition, known for its amazing array of salad, soup, hot buffet, and gourmet desserts. Because of its great selection and delicious food, it’s our top choice when we go for Sunday morning brunch.