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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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Owner for an Evening Experience

A Canadian Signature Experience. Get VIP behind-the-scenes access to the Island's most beloved tradition of harness racing. Feel what it is like to own a racehorse. With your host, explore the barn area and race caller's booth. Meet your horse and trainer to discuss strategy and the sport.

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.