Trials Drawn For 64th Gold Cup & Saucer

Gold Cup and Saucer race and crowd
Published: August 8, 2023 11:05 am EDT

The trial starters were revealed for the 2023 Gold Cup & Saucer presented by Atlantic Lottery at a press conference on Tuesday morning (Aug. 8) in the grandstand of the Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park. 

The 64th running of the Gold Cup & Saucer carries a purse of $100,000 and the Grand Circuit stakes race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19. 

The fields are listed below for the trials, which will be held this Saturday, Aug. 12 and Monday, Aug. 14.

Gold Cup & Saucer Trial #1 (Saturday)

Post - Horse

1. Roll Em

2. Twin B Tuffenuff

3. Rockabilly Rebel N

4. Funatthebeach N

5. Bonus Round

6. Livinthebeachlife

Gold Cup & Saucer Trial #2 (Saturday)

Post - Horse

1. Covered Bridge

2. American History

3. YS Mathis

4. Bayfield Beach

5. Bee Two Bee

6. Repeal Or Replace

Gold Cup & Saucer Trial #3 (Monday)

Post - Horse

1. Pick A Genre

2. Bettim Again

3. Major Hill

4. No Plan Intended

5. Batterup Hanover

6. Lawless Shadow

7. P L Ozzy

2023 Gold Cup & Saucer trials draw with ambassadors

Ambassadors, left to right: Alyssa Cooper, Lacey White, Cassie Stewart, Gracie Clark, Lily Hickey, Gillian Fraser, Taylor MacBeath, Emma Richard, Shaelyn Crane-Paterson.

Old Home Week racing begins on Thursday, Aug. 10 followed by Friday, Aug. 11. Post times are 7 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 12, Red Shores will feature a super card of racing with a new 4 p.m. post time followed by a concert with the Park After Dark event featuring the Love Junkies. Live race presentation continues every night Monday, Aug. 14 through to Friday, Aug. 18 with 7 p.m. post times. 

The James “Roach” MacGregor Gold Cup Consolation presented by The Guardian will be held on Friday, Aug. 18. On Saturday, Aug. 19, there will be a double header at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. leading up the Gold Cup & Saucer final.

The Smash The Track promotion for $10,000 on the Gold Cup final returns for 2023 presented by Warren Ellis & Family of Summerside Chrysler Dodge. The current track record is 1:50.1.

A replay of the post position draw and press conference held on Tuesday morning is available below.




If yesterday's Top 10 Poll was a Top 20 Poll, Covered Bridge would have been tied for 20th, and he spent several weeks ranked in the Top 10. I think this is the first time that a horse ranked that high in the poll has been entered in the Gold Cup & Saucer.

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