Newfoundland's Brad Forward drove Bigtown Hero to victory Saturday night to win the Gold Cup and Saucer race at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The harness racing prize is worth $75,000.

Forward's time of 1:50.4 tied the track record.

"It was the most exciting win I've had in my life," Forward said in an interview with Standardbred Canada. "Nothing compares to it. This is absolutely the best race I've ever won in my life."

The race is the final event of Old Home Week celebrations on P.E.I.