We are an Agency of the Council of Atlantic Premiers responsible for governing, regulating and supervising harness racing in all its forms relevant and related to pari-mutuel betting in the Atlantic Provinces.

The Maritime Commission replaced the three Provincial Commissions in 1994. The Provincial Government of Newfoundland introduced legislation governing harness racing in Newfoundland and Labrador and, on October 9, 2015, joined the Maritime Provinces thus renaming the Commission to the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission.

Our office is located in Kensington, Prince Edward Island.


July 10, 2018


APHRC Race Officials would like to remind everyone of the 11th Annual Stretch Drive Benevolent Fund Golf Tournament, which will take place at Fox Meadow Golf Club in Stratford, PE on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 with a shotgun start at 8:00am. The golf club is located just minutes away from CDPEC.

The event raises funds for individuals and families involved in the Atlantic Provinces harness racing industry that have fallen on hard times for various reasons. The Stretch Drive Benevolent Fund is a project of the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission Officials and also contributes $1,000 to the Atlantic Bursary Fund, which awards scholarships each year to deserving students whose families are involved in harness racing in the Atlantic Provinces. The tournament is limited to 24 teams at a cost of $75 per individual golfer or $300 per team of four. Interested golfers can register by contacting the APHRC at (902) 836-5500 or an APHRC race official at your local track. Please register early as this event sells out each year.

Participants will have a chance to watch some great racing during Old Home Week, enjoy a day of golf with friends, and have an opportunity to win some valuable prizes. To date, the Fund, which is administered by the APHRC and Senior Judges Committee, has distributed a total of more than $100,000, assisting more than 120 individuals throughout the Atlantic Provinces.

The tournament sells out every year and there is only room for a very limited number of teams.


June 28, 2018

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Atlantic Provinces Bursary Program
June 11, 2018

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Employment Opportunity
June 07, 2018

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission is seeking a Director of Racing.



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