Gold Cup and Saucer Day is one of Prince Edward Island’s biggest events.
When you look at the list of statutory holidays, you will see that some swap out the civic holiday in August for the privilege of participating in or attending the Gold Cup and Saucer parade. Now that is dedication.
The parade was established in 1961 and continues to draw tens of thousands of spectators.
Gold Cup and Saucer day culminates with the Gold Cup and Saucer race. This is one of the most celebrated harness racing events in Atlantic Canada. The best and fastest racers gather in PEI all week for trials that culminate with this signature event.
There is a countdown clock on the Red Shores website that shows today just over 10 days left before the big race.
Formerly called the Charlottetown Driving Park (CDP), Red Shores Raceway was opened in 1889 and continues to be a major attraction on the Island.
So Come to Prince Edward Island for Old Home Week and if you are a harness racing fan, don’t miss the race for the cup.