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Gold Cup & Saucer

Sponsor: Sobeys & Red Shores Racetrack & Casino
Eligibility: Open pace for horses, geldings, fillies and mares that are 3-years-old and older.
Province: PE
Raced at: Charlottetown Driving Park
Trial 1 - $12,500
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Trial 2 - $12,500
Monday, August 14, 2017
Consolation - $20,000
Friday, August 18, 2017
Final - $60,000
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Payment Schedule:
Nomination Fee: Monday, August 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm (ADT) $500
Starting Fee: $350 due one-hour prior to post in the elimination
Conditions:

1. All events conducted under the rules and regulations of the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission, Standardbred Canada and Red Shores.
2. Nominations close at 3:00 pm (ADT) on Monday, August 7th, 2017. All horses declaring into race must be in by Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 11:00 am. The draw for the eliminations will take place Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 12:00 pm. If more than two trials, each trial will race for a purse of $10,000 per trial.
3. All races will be contested at a distance of one mile unless otherwise stated.
4. All starting positions shall be drawn electronically using the electronic draw system provided by Standardbred Canada, except the final which shall be drawn by lot.
5. Purse distribution: a. 5 or more starters: 50 — 25 —12 — 8 — 5%; b. 4 starters: 50 — 25 — 15 — 10%; c. 3 starters: 60 — 30 —10%; d. 2 starters: 65 — 35%; e. 1 starter: 100%.
6. The nomination fee must accompany all nominations. The Gold Cup and Saucer nomination fee is $500. The $350 starting fee is due one-hour prior to post in the elimination.
7. There will be no starting fee for the consolation or final.
8. Payment for nomination fees and starting fees must be in Canadian Funds only. All fees must be made by certified cheque, bank draft or credit card payment and made payable to Red Shores.
9. Red Shores requires six (6) separate betting interests to start in any event or it may be cancelled.
10. Red Shores reserves the right to reject any entry and return entry fee, declare off any event if conditions warrant, call off any event not filling satisfactorily and place entries in their eligible class if entered incorrectly.
11. Should any unforeseeable conditions prevent the racing of this event, monies paid will be refunded.
12. Should any unforeseeable conditions prevent the racing of any or all events, Red Shores reserves the right to carry races to a future race date subject to APHRC approval, or all monies paid will be refunded.
13. All horses shipping to the Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park must have a Negative Coggins test (Reference APHRC Rule 133 and 149). All horses shipping into Prince Edward Island must have current health certificates.
14. Furosemide/EIPH (Lasix) program will be available to horses competing in the Eliminations, Consolation and Final of the Gold Cup & Saucer 2017 under the regulation of CPMA and APHRC.
15. Horses must meet the qualifying standards of Red Shores.
16. Those nominating horses to these events are responsible for eligibility. No refunds will be made for ineligible horses.
17. If more than ten (10) horses are declared in to start, elimination races (trials) will be contested.
a. If there are sufficient entries for two trials, they will be held on Saturday evening, August 12th and Monday evening, August 14th, 2017.
b. If there are sufficient entries for three trials, they will be held on Saturday afternoon, August 12th, Saturday evening, August 12th and Monday evening, August 14th, 2017.
c. If there are sufficient entries for four trials, they will be held on Saturday afternoon, August 12th, Saturday evening, August 12th, Monday afternoon, August 14th and Monday evening, August 14th, 2017.
18. Horses eligible for the Gold Cup and Saucer final and consolation are not eligible to race in overnight races.
19. There is no retention barn for the eliminations. All horses entered into the final shall be in the retention barn at 12:00 am on day of race.
20. Declarations for the consolation and final will close at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017.
a. If only two (2) elimination races are required, the top four (4) official finishers from each elimination will race in the final of the Gold Cup and Saucer. The two horses finishing fifth will be drawn by lot as to determine AE1 and AE2.
b. If there are three (3) eliminations, the first three (3) official finishers in each elimination will advance to the final. The also-eligibles will be drawn by lot from the three 4th place finishers.
c. If four (4) eliminations, the top two (2) official finishers in each elimination will race in the final. The also-eligibles will be drawn by lot from the four (4) third place finishers. Horses that are listed as also-eligibles for the Gold Cup and Saucer will be programmed in the consolation race but will retain the right to start in the Gold Cup and Saucer final if there is a horse(s) drawn.
21. Red Shores accepts no responsibility or liability for any accident, loss or damage, which may occur on the property as a result of these races.
22. In the consolation or final, should there be horses with common ownership; Red Shores reserves the right (as per APHRC rule 208) to uncouple horses for pari-mutuel purposes.
23. A nomination for this event is an agreement to all the above terms and conditions.

Contact:

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at Charlottetown, 58 Kensington Rd, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 9S8, Tel: (902) 629-6634, Fax: (902) 892-1052, website: www.redshores.ca

Administration:

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at Charlottetown, 58 Kensington Rd, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 9S8, Tel: (902) 629-6634, Fax: (902) 892-1052, website: www.redshores.ca


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