Racetracks

UNITED STATES & CANADA Racetracks

Disclaimer: The information presented in this document is believed to be correct as of August 1, 2018. However, there have been several mergers, acquisitions, and changes in ownership that may affect the information provided. Painstaking attempts to provide accurate information have been undertaken.


United States

Batavia Downs
8315 Park Road, Batavia, NY 14020, (585) 343-3750

Website: www.bataviadownsgaming.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate live racing dates: July through December
Casino: Yes
Owner: According to the State of New York Gaming commission, which has not been updated since 2016, Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp (consists of cities of Buffalo and Rochester plus 15 surrounding counties) and ADK Hospitality.


Bluegrass Downs
150 Downs Drive, Paducah, KY 42001, (888) 932-0202

Website: www.caesars.com/bluegrass-downs
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate live racing dates: Contact for limited race dates.
Casino: Yes
Owner: Caesers (NYSE symbol: CZR)


Buffalo Raceway
Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, NY 14075, (716) 649-1280

Website: www.buffaloraceway.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate live racing dates: January through July
Casino: Yes
Owner: Delaware North


Cal-Expo
2500 Cadillac Drive, Suite 201, Sacramento, CA 95815, (916) 263-3000

Website: www.calxharness.com
Racetrack size: 1 mile
Approximate live racing dates: October through May – 2 nights per week
Casino: No
Owner: California Exposition and State Fair/ Sacramento Harness Racing


Delaware, OH Fair
(A county fair that is Home of the Little Brown Jug)

236 Pennsylvania Avenue, PO Box 1278, Delaware, OH 43015, (740) 362-3851 or 800 335-3247

Website: www.littlebrownjug.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate live racing dates: September 16th through Jug Day on September 20th, 2018
Casino: No
Owner: Delaware County Fair Board


Dover Downs
1131 N DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901, (302) 674-4600 or 800-711-5882

Website: www.doverdowns.com
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate live racing dates: October through March
Casino: Yes
Owner: Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment (NYSE symbol: DDE). On July 22, 2018 Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. and Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. announced they entered into a definitive merger agreement. The proposed transaction will transform Twin River into a publicly traded company with strategically placed gaming and entertainment holdings throughout the United States.


Du Quoin State Fair
655 Executive Drive, Du Quoin, IL 62832, (618) 542-1515

Website: Not found
Racetrack size: 1 mile
Approximate live racing dates: 4 days in August
Casino: No
Owner: State of Illinois  


Freehold Raceway
130 Park Avenue, Freehold, NJ 07728, 732-462-3800

Website: www.freeholdraceway.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate live racing dates: January through May and August through December
Casino: No
Owner: Pennwood Racing. Pennwood is a partnership between Penn Gaming (NASDAQ symbol: PENN) and Greenwood Racing.


Goshen Historic Track
44 Park Place, Goshen, NY 10924, (845) 294-5333

Website: www.goshenhistorictrack.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate live racing dates: Annual Matinee Races, Sunday, June 3, 10, 17 2018 Grand Circuit – 1st week in July.
Casino: No
Owner: Goshen Historic Track is a 501C3 non-profit.


Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack
777 Harrah’s Blvd, Chester, PA 19013, 1 (800) 480-8020

Website: www.harrahs.com
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate live racing dates: April through December
Casino: Yes
Owner: Caesers (NYSE symbol: CZR)


Harrington Raceway
15 West Rider Road, Harrington, DE 19952, (302)398-7223

Website: www.harringtonraceway.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate live racing dates: April through October (various dates)
Casino: Yes
Owner:  In 1996 the Delaware Lottery opened a 500 machine slots casino under the former name of Midway Slots and Simulcast at Harrington Raceway which was jointly managed with Full House, a Nevada casino owner and operator. Ownership has since reverted to Harrington Racing, Inc. which is owned in the majority by the Delaware State Fair. All games are run by Delaware Lottery.


Hawthorne Racecourse
3501 S Laramie Avenue, Stickney/Cicero, IL 60804, (708) 780-3700

Website: www.hawthorneracecourse.com
Racetrack size: 1 mile
Approximate live racing dates: January through February and May through September
Casino: No
Owner: The only record we could locate is that Hawthorne has been owned by the Carey family for 100 years.


Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway
(Originally Raceway Park in Toledo, Ohio)
777 Hollywood Blvd, Dayton, OH 45414, (844) 225-7057

Website: www.hollywooddaytonraceway.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: September through December
Casino: Yes
Owner: It is owned by Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ symbol: GLPI), and operated by Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ symbol: PENN).


Hollywood Slots and Raceway
500 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401 (877) 779-7771

Website: www.hollywoodcasinobangor.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: May 5 – November 9, 2018
Casino: Yes
Owner: Owned by Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ symbol GLPI) and operated by Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ symbol PENN).


Hoosier Park
4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson, IN 46013, (800) 380-0467

Website: www.hoosierpark.com
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate racing dates: April through October
Casino: Yes
Owner: Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NYSE symbol CZR)


Indiana State Fair
1202 E 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205-2869, (317) 927-7500

Website: www.indianastatefair.com
Racetrack size: 1mile
Approximate racing dates: August 8 – 9
Casino: No
Owner: State of Indiana


Little Brown Jug
(Delaware Ohio County Fair)
236 Pennsylvania Avenue, Delaware, OH 43015 (740) 362-3851

Website: www.littlebrownjug.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: third week in September
Casino: No
Owner: Delaware County Agricultural Society


The Meadowlands
50 State Route 120, East Rutherford, NJ 07073  (877) 782-2537

Website: www.thebigm.com
Racetrack size: 1 mile
Approximate racing dates: January – August and October – December
Casino: No
Owner: New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC. Jeff Gural is the CEO and Chairman


The Meadows (Racetrack and Casino)
Race Track Road, Meadow Lands, PA 15347 (724) 503-1200

Website: www.meadowsgaming.com
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate racing dates: January – December
Casino: Yes
Owner: Gaming and Leisure Properties, operated by Pinnacle Entertainment.


Miami Valley Raceway
6000 SR 63, Lebanon, OH 45036, (513) 934-7070

Website: www.miamivalleygaming.com
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate racing dates: January through unable to find but think it is April
Casino: Yes
Owner: 50% owned by Churchill Downs (NASDAQ stock symbol CHDN), Delaware North Companies, and Miami Valley Gaming and Racing LLC. After Governor John Kasich approved video lottery terminals at Ohio racetracks in 2011, a joint venture of Churchill Downs Inc and Delaware North Companies agreed in March 2012 to buy Lebanon Raceway from the Nixon and Carlo families for $60 million and planned to transfer its license to a new $215-million racino to be built between Cincinnati and Dayton. The purchase was completed in December 2012.


Monticello Raceway
204 Route 17B, Monticello, NY 12701, (845) 794-4100

Website: www.monticelloraceway.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: January through December
Casino: Yes
Owner: Empire Resorts, Inc. is a holding company for various subsidiaries engaged in the hospitality and gaming industries. As of December 31, 2016, the Company, through Monticello Raceway Management, Inc. (MRMI), owned and operated Monticello Casino and Raceway, a 45,000 square foot video gaming machine (VGM) and harness horseracing facility located in Monticello, New York, approximately 90 miles northwest of New York City. The Company’s Monticello Casino and Raceway includes VGM Operations and Raceway Operations. As of December 31, 2016, Monticello Casino and Raceway operated 1,110 VGMs, which included 1,070 video lottery terminals (VLTs) and 40 electronic table game positions (ETGs). ETGs include the games of roulette, blackjack and three-card poker. The Company, through its subsidiary, Montreign Operating Company, LLC, has a license to operate a resort casino (the Casino Project).


Northfield Park (aka, “The Home of the Flying Turns”)
10705 Northfield Road, Northfield, OH 44067, (330) 467-4101

Website: www.northfieldpark.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: Various days, January through December
Casino: Yes
Owner: MGM Growth Properties and managed by Hard Rock International.


Northville Downs
301 S Center Street, Northville, MI 48167 (248) 349-1000

Website: www.northvilledowns.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: Friday and Saturday – March 2nd – September 22nd, 2018. Plans include racing through 2020 season.
Casino: No
Owner: Mike Carlo, current operations manager and co-owner Northville Downs reported in April 2018 that Hunter Pasteur Homes purchased the Northville Downs property to replace the track with an upscale housing development. Plans include racing through 2020 season. Most, if not all casinos are under the sovereignty of Native American tribes in Michigan.


Ocean Downs
10218 Racetrack Road, Berlin, MD 21811 (410) 641-0600

Website: www.oceandowns.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: June 3 through September 3, 2018
Casino: Yes
Owner: Owned and operated by a joint venture of Churchill Downs, Inc and Saratoga Casino Holdings.


Plainridge Park
301 Washington Street, Plainville, MA 02762 (508) 643-2500

Website: www.plainridgeparkcasino.com
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate racing dates: April through November 2018
Casino: Yes
Owner: Penn National Gaming


Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
1280 Hwy 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, (570) 831-2100

Website: www.poconodowns.com
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate racing dates: March through November
Casino: Yes
Owner: Downs Racing, LP, Division of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, of The Mohegan Tribe.
NOTE: Mohegan Sun acquired the Pocono Downs racetrack on January 25, 2005 in a $280 million purchase of the Pocono Downs Racetrack from Penn National Gaming. Mohegan Sun renamed the property “Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs,” and began a major expansion. It began operation in November 2006 as the first slots casino in the state of Pennsylvania.


Pompano Park Harness (The Winter Home of Harness Racing)
1800 SW 3rd Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, (954) 972-2000

Website: www.theislepompanopark.com
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate racing dates: October through May
Casino: Yes
Owner: Pompano Park is owned and operated by Eldorado Resorts.
NOTE: In 2018, Eldorado Resorts announced a joint venture with the Cordish Companies to develop the area surrounding Pompano Park with a mixed-use project including retail, dining, office, residential, and hotel elements. Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ – ERI).

The following is a newspaper article By Brian Bandell – Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal, Apr 27, 2018, 3:01pm:

“Eldorado Resorts, the owner of the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, has formed a 50-50 joint venture with the Cordish Cos. to redevelop the 223-acre property with a mixed-use project.

Plans for the property, at 777 Isle of Capri Circle, include new retail, restaurants, entertainment, a corporate office campus, residential and a hotel. The specific details of the project were not disclosed, but the announcement said the new buildings would complement the existing harness racing track and casino.

Cari Furman, a spokesperson for Baltimore-based Cordish, said there would be no comment beyond the news release. The private company, which dates back to 1910, has worked on projects such as the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos in Hollywood and Tampa, and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

‘We are proud to partner with Eldorado Resorts on this exciting new development,’ Cordish Cos. Chairman David Cordish said. ‘Eldorado Resorts is one of the premier gaming and entertainment companies in the country. Together we are committed to delivering a unique mixed-use development that creates thousands of new jobs for the city of Pompano and South Florida, provides new amenities and attractions to the local population, and attracts substantial new visitation to the region. I plan personally to spend significant time on the ground working to bring the development to fruition.’

Officials with Reno, Nevada-based Eldorado (Nasdaq: ERI) couldn’t be reached for comment. It acquired the Pompano Beach property when it purchased Isle of Capri Casinos and its 13 casino resort properties for $1.7 billion in 2016. ‘The Cordish Cos. is one of the leading developers of high-profile, mixed-use destinations in the country and has a level of expertise that is unmatched,’ Eldorado Resorts CEO Gary Carano said. ‘This development is an incredible opportunity to complement our existing gaming and racing facilities on the site and will become a vibrant destination for visitors to South Florida.’”


Red Mile, The
1200 Red Mile Road, Lexington, KY 40504, (859) 255-0752

Website: www.theredmile.com
Racetrack size: 1 mile
Approximate racing dates: July through October 2018
Casino: Sort – of, they have horse racing gaming machines. Kentucky can be very creative.
Owner: Lexington Trots Breeders Association and Keeneland. When we contacted the Red Mile, we were informed they do not share the name(s) of the owners. So, we contacted the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, and were informed that The Red Mile is owned by Keeneland. We researched Keeneland and discovered it to be a very complex entity.


Rosecroft Raceway
6336 Rosecroft Drive, Fort Washington, MD 20744, (301) 567-4000

Website: www.rosecroft.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: February through May
Casino: No. Researched but found nothing recent indicating they have a casino.
Owner: In May 2016, the Stronach Group purchased Rosecroft Raceway for an undisclosed sum. The purchase closed on August 2, 2016. Stronach Group said it would make some cosmetic improvements to the racing facilities, and then begin an evaluation to see what long-term improvements it might make.


Running Aces Harness Park
15201 Zurich Street NE, Columbus, MN 55025 (651) 925-4600

Website: www.runningacesharness.com
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate racing dates: May through September
Casino: Yes – Poker tables only
Owner: North Metro Harness Initiative


Saratoga Harness
342 Jefferson Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-2110

Website: www.saratogaraceway.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: February through December
Casino: Yes
Owner: According to the New York Gaming Commission website, which has not been updated since 2016, there are two voting shareholders of Saratoga Harness Racing Inc., which owns the racino. They are Daniel Gerrity, who owns 75 percent, and James Featherstonhaugh, owner of 25 percent. There’s a total of 50 non-voting shareholders. Of those, Gary Keehfus and members of the Keehfus family own a total of 22.02 percent of shares; Gerrity family members control 14.78 percent; and the Featherstonhaughs control 4.45 percent, according to the State Gaming Commission.


Scarborough Downs
90 Payne Road, Scarborough, ME 04070, (207) 883-4331

Website: www.scarboroughdowns.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: March through December
Casino: No
Owner: The 500-acre property at Scarborough Downs was purchased by two sets of brothers — William, Marc, and Rocco Risbara III, of Risbara Bros., and Peter and Richard Michaud, formerly of Michaud Distributors — under the business name of Crossroads Holdings LLC. The harness racing business has also been sold to Crossroads Holdings LLC for an undisclosed sum. The Scarborough Downs track will remain open and will continue to be operated by the Terry family (the sellers) as it has for 38 years.


Scioto Downs (Eldorado Gaming)
6000 S High Street, Columbus, OH 43207 (614) 491-2515

Website: www.sciotodowns.com
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate racing dates: May 8 through September 8, 2018
Casino: Yes
Owner: Eldorado Resorts (NYSE symbol ERI) Article from Small Cap Exclusive: By Richard Schwarz – March 17, 2017 “Hotel Casino Management is Buying Eldorado Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERI) Shares. In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Eldorado Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERI) reported that Hotel Casino Management, Inc. has picked up 5,118,461 of common stock as of 2017-03-17.

The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Hotel Casino Management, Inc. to a total of 5,118,461 representing a 10.86% stake in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (ERI) is a gaming and hospitality company. The Company owns and operates gaming facilities located in Ohio, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The Company’s segments include Nevada, Louisiana and Eastern. The Company owns and operates various properties, such as Eldorado Resort Casino Reno, which is a 814-room hotel, casino and entertainment facility; Silver Legacy Resort Casino, which is a 1,711-room themed hotel and casino; Circus Circus Reno, which is a 1,571-room hotel-casino and entertainment complex; Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport, which is a 403-room, all suite art deco-style hotel and tri-level riverboat dockside casino; Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, which is a 354-room resort with a casino and live thoroughbred horse racing; Presque Isle Downs & Casino, which is a casino and live thoroughbred horse racing facility with slot machines, table games and poker located in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs.

A glance at Eldorado Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERI)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 843.07 Million based on 47.12 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $19.00 per share.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2017-03-14, Wagner picked up 1,744 at a purchase price of $18.70. This brings their total holdings to 142,000 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Hotel unload 162,321 shares at a sale price of $13.49. This brings their total holding to 5,518,461.

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on Eldorado Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERI) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions.”

INTERESTING NOTE: We were told by the management of Vernon Downs that Mr. Jeff Gural owns Scioto Downs, but we contacted Scioto management and were told that is not true.


Shenandoah Downs
Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA (443) 463-0917

Website: www.shenandoahdowns.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: September 15-October 14
Casino: No
Owner: Virginia Harness Horse Association


Springfield, Illinois State Fair
801 East Sangamon Avenue, Springfield, IL 62794-9281 (217) 782-4231

Website: https://www2.illinois.gov/statefair/entertainment/harnessracing
Racetrack size: 1 mile
Approximate racing dates: August 10-15
Casino: No
Owner: State of Illinois


Tioga Downs
2384 West River Road, Nichols, NY 13812 (607) 946-8464

Website: www.tiogadowns.com
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate racing dates: May through September
Casino: Yes
Owner: According to the New York Gaming Commission, which has not been updated since 2016, Southern Tier Acquisition II, LLC is the owner with the Jeff Gural family being the primary holder. Upon further investigation, we discovered the following: “American Racing and Entertainment, LLC owns and operates horse racing, casinos, resort, and gaming facilities in New York. The company owns Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs which operate as gaming and horse racing casinos. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Nichols, New York. Key Executives for American Racing and Entertainment, LLC. Mr. Jeffrey Gural, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and Managing Partner; Mr. Rob Fitzpatrick, Chief FinancialOfficer; Mr. Thomas Osiecki, COO, GM & President of Tioga Downs & Vernon Downs Casinos; Mr. Douglas A. Tudman, Director of Marketing. Company is located at 2384 West River Road, PO Box 509, Nichols, NY 13812, United States.”


Vernon Downs
4229 Stahlman Road, Vernon, NY 13476 (315) 829-6825

Website: www.vernondowns.com
Racetrack size: 7/8 mile
Approximate racing dates: April through November
Casino: Yes
Owner: According to the New York Gaming Commission, which has not been updated since 2016, Southern Tier Acquisition II, LLC is the owner with the Jeff Gural Family being the primary holder. Upon further investigation, we discovered the following: “American Racing and Entertainment, LLC owns and operates horse racing, casinos, resort, and gaming facilities in New York. The company owns Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs which operate as gaming and horse racing casinos. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Nichols, New York. Key Executives for American Racing and Entertainment, LLC. Mr. Jeffrey Gural, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and Managing Partner; Mr. Rob Fitzpatrick, Chief FinancialOfficer; Mr. Thomas Osiecki, COO, GM & President of Tioga Downs & Vernon Downs Casinos; Mr. Douglas A. Tudman, Director of Marketing. Company is located at 2384 West River Road, PO Box 509, Nichols, NY 13812, United States.”


Yonkers Raceway
810 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704 (914) 968-4200

Website: www.yonkersraceway.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: January through December
Casino: Yes
Owner: MGM Resorts International announced that it bought Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway for $850 million from the Rooney family. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019, subject to regulatory approvals.



Canada


Alberta


Century Downs Racetrack and Casino
261095 Dwight McLellan Trail, Balzac, AB T4A 0V5  (587) 349-7777

Website: None that we could find
Racetrack size: 11/16 miles
Approximate racing dates: April through October
Casino: Yes
Owner: Century Casinos


Northlands Park
7600 115th Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5B 4W9 (780) 471-7365

Website: www.northlandspark.ca
Racetrack size: 5/8 miles
Approximate racing dates: February/March and September/October
Casino: Yes
Owner: Northlands, which is a non-profit, volunteer organization in Edmonton, Alberta.


The Track On 2 Inc
40309 Range Road 272, Lacombe, Alberta T0C 0J0, (888) 735-7999

Website: www.thetrackon2.com
Racetrack size: one-mile dirt track and a 7/8-mile turf track.
Approximate racing dates: They are renovating the track and set to open September 1.
Casino: No
Owner: Track is locally owned and operated by Kurt & Kyla Belich and their business partner Ross Morrison.


British Columbia


Fraser Downs
17755 – 60th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 1V3 (604) 576-9141

Website: www.elementscasinosurrey.com/
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate racing dates: January through December
Casino: Yes
Owner: Great Canadian Gaming Corporation


New Brunswick


Exhibition Park Raceway
37 McAllister Drive, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 3V1 (506) 696-6239

Website: www.horseracingnb.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: July through September
Casino: Yes – but limited.
Owned: owned and operated by Horse Racing New Brunswick


Fredericton Raceway
PO Box 235, Station A, Smythe and Saunders Streets, Fredericton, NB E3B 1N7 (506) 459-3204

Website: could not find a dedicated website – mynewbrunswick.ca/fredericton-raceway
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: could not find
Casino: No
Owned: could not find


Nova Scotia


Inverness Raceway
112 Forrest Street, Inverness, NS, B0E 1N0 (902) 258-3315

Website: could not find a website
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: May through October
Casino: Yes
Owner: could not find


Northside Downs
PO Box 92, 105 Regent Street, North Sydney, NS  (902) 794-1449

Website: could not find a website
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: could not find
Casino: could not find
Owner: could not find


Truro Raceway
PO Box 422, 73 Ryland Avenue, Truro, NS, (902) 893-8075

Website: www.truroraceway.ca
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: April through December
Casino: No
Owner: Truro Raceway Ltd.


Ontario


Clinton Raceway
Beech Street & Mill Street, Clinton, ON (519) 482-5270

Website: www.clintonraceway.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: May through September
Casino: Yes
Owner: Clinton Raceway Inc – Being a nonprofit organization, Clinton Raceway injects all of its profits back into the industry, through fundraising, wages, promotions, purses, infrastructure etc.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has signed a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) with Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Gateway). Under the agreement, Gateway takes over day-to-day operations and the assets of the Southwest Gaming Bundle, effective today (May 9, 2017).


Dresden Raceway (Ontario’s Little Saratoga)
1244 North Street Dresden, ON (519) 683-4466

Website: www.dresdenraceway.ca
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: May through August
Casino: No
Owner: Dresden Agricultural (Ag) Society – Dresden Raceway was operated by Windsor Raceway for many years through the 1990’s and into the new millennium but is now back into the hands of the Dresden Ag Society. The track has a five-year deal with Ontario Lottery and gaming to operate through 2021.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has signed a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) with Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Gateway). Under the agreement, Gateway takes over day-to-day operations and the assets of the Southwest Gaming Bundle, effective today (May 9, 2017).


Flamboro Downs
967 Highway 5, Dundas, ON L9H 5E2 (905) 627-3561

Website: www.flamborodowns.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: September 1 through December 31
Casino: Yes
Owner: Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. The racetrack was the brain-child of the Honorable Ray Connell a local farmer, horseman, and politician who partnered with Charles Juravinski. The partners founded the horse racing track in 1971. The track was sold in 2003 to Magna Entertainment and acquired by the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation in 2005.


Georgian Downs
7485 5th Side Road, Innisfil, ON L9S 3S1 (705) 726-9400

Website: www.georgiandowns.com
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate racing dates: June through August
Casino: Yes
Owner: Great Canadian Gaming Corporation


Grand River Raceway
7445 Wellington County Road 21 , Elora, ON (519) 846-5455

Website: www.grandriverraceway.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: June 1 through September 7
Casino: Yes
Owner: The Grand River Agricultural Society (G.R.A.S.).

The G.R.A.S. is a not-for-profit corporation, incorporated under the Agricultural Societies Act of Ontario and operated by a volunteer board of directors.


Hanover Raceway
269 Seventh Avenue, Hanover, ON N4N 3X3 (519) 364-2860

Website: www.hanoverraceway.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: June 2 through September 15
Casino: Yes
Owner: Unable to find ownership. The operators of the track are Hanover Bentinck and Brant Agricultural Society. Slots at Hanover Raceway are operated and managed by Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has signed a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) with Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Gateway). Under the agreement, Gateway takes over day-to-day operations and the assets of the Southwest Gaming Bundle, effective today (May 9, 2017).


Hiawatha Horse Park
1730 London Road, Sarnia, ON M5G 2C2 (519) 542-5543

Website: www.hiawathahorsepark.com
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate racing dates: May through September
Casino: Yes
Owner: Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation


Kawartha Downs
1382 County Road #28, Fraserville, Ontario K0L 1V0 (705) 939-6316

Website: www.kawarthadowns.com
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate racing dates: May 26 to September 29
Casino: Yes
Owner: Harvey ‘Skip’ Ambrose – General Manager, Orazio Valente – Article published by The Peterborough Examiner on June 14, 2017. “As a recent article by The Peterborough Examiner explains, Kawartha Downs entered court-ordered receivership on May 18 after the track’s former owner, ‘Skip’ Ambrose, was forced to relinquish control of the raceway. Ambrose had been unable to get out from underneath roughly $97 million in debt that his businesses owed, collectively.”


Leamington Raceway (Lake Shore Horse Raceway)
Lakeshore Horse Racing Association
c/o Wayne Martinuik

3220 Mark Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9E 2X1  (519) 966-7468 or (519) 817-9734

Website: www.lakeshorehorseraceway.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: August through October
Casino: No
Owner: Lakeshore Horse Racing Association – The little organization called Lakeshore Horse Racing Association is a non-profit organization that sprouted in early 2012 when the Slots-at-racetracks agreement between the Ontario government and racetracks came to an end. The media started following the little group that said, “I think I can,” and the track has grown since then.


Mohawk Racetrack (Woodbine Mohawk Park)
RR #1 Guelph Line, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0 (905) 854-2255

Website: www.woodbine.com
Racetrack size: 7/8 mile – The far turn has a larger radius than the clubhouse turn to encourage acceleration into the homestretch
Approximate racing dates: Could not find. Most of the major harness racing stakes events were moved from Woodbine to Mohawk in 2007.
Casino: Yes
Owner: Woodbine Entertainment Group. Mohawk also has a large slot machine parlor, operated by OLG; some of the revenue from this operation is used to increase the horseracing purses.

In 2014, The Horse Racing Partnership Plan – the Ontario government’s five-year blueprint to invest up to $500-million to support the horse racing industry in the province was announced.


Rideau-Carleton Raceway
4837 Albion Road, Gloucester, ON K1X 1A3 (613) 822-0247

Website: www.rcr.net
Racetrack size: 5/8 mile
Approximate racing dates: February through December
Casino: Yes
Owner: The operations at the Raceway are currently run by Hard Rock, who were handed the keys September 12th, 2017. Hard Rock has 51% of the stock.


Sudbury Downs
2070 Old Burwash Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 3N5  (705) 855-9001

Website: www.sudburydowns.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: The first live horse race was held on June 2, 1974 and the last live race was held October 30, 2013. Casino: Yes
Owner: Gateway Casinos is the new owner. It is interesting: CBC News · Posted: Mar 16, 2012, Ontario Lottery and Gaming announcement that it will end its slot machine contract with racetracks — including Sudbury Downs. Then Feb 23, 2017, Jake Pastore, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s director of municipal and community relations, said Wednesday that Gateway is in a 120 to 180-day transition period right now as it prepares to move in. It appears that the track was shut down because of gambling and now will reopen as a gambling casino with no horse racing.


Western Fair Raceway (Western Fair District)
900 King Street, London, ON N5W 3V9 (519) 438-7203

Website: www.westernfairdistrict.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: October through May
Casino: Yes
Owner: Western Fair District – a not for profit, Agricultural Society.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has signed a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) with Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Gateway). Under the agreement, Gateway takes over day-to-day operations and the assets of the Southwest Gaming Bundle, effective today (May 9, 2017).


Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine Mohawk Park)
555 Rexdale Blvd, Rexdale, ON M9W 5L2 (416) 675-7223

Website: www.woodbine.com
Racetrack size: 7/8 mile
Approximate racing dates: August through December
Casino: Yes
Owner: Woodbine Entertainment Group


Woodstock Raceway
Hwy 2 & McKenzie Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 7W8 (519) 537-5717

Website: Not found
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: Researched – not found.
Casino: Yes
Owner: Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has signed a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) with Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Gateway). Under the agreement, Gateway takes over day-to-day operations and the assets of the Southwest Gaming Bundle, effective today (May 9, 2017).


Prince Edward Island


Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park (Kentucky of Canada)
58 Kensington Road (attached to Eastlink Centre), Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada C1A 9S8 (902) 620-4222

Website: www.redshores.ca
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: April to January
Casino: Yes
Owner: Red Shores PEI and HorsePlayer Interactive (HPI) are now partners according to Brett Revington, Racing Experience Manager at Red Shores operations on PEI. The deal, not yet formally announced, goes into effect with the opening race card at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park on April 16, 2011.


Summerside Raceway
55 Greenwood Drive (attached to Credit Union Place), Summerside, PEC1N 6E4  902-888-5666

Website: www.redshores.ca
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: August through October
Casino: Yes
Owner: Red Shores PEI and HorsePlayer Interactive (HPI) are now partners according to Brett Revington, Racing Experience Manager at Red Shores operations on PEI. The deal, not yet formally announced, goes into effect with the opening race card at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park on April 16, 2011.


Quebec


Hippodrome de Quebec
1850 Blvd des Forges, PO Box 2053, Parc de l’Exposition, Quebec, QC G8Z 0A2, 819-374-6734

Website: www.clubjockeyduquebec.com
Racetrack size: ½ mile
Approximate racing dates: May through November
Casino: could not find
Owner: The Quebec Jockey Club
Interesting article: Article dated May 9, 2017 – Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited – “The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited each announced today (Tuesday, May 9) that Gateway has signed a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement with the OLG and has purchased the business and assets of the Southwest Gaming Bundle. Gateway has taken over day-to-day operations and the assets of the Southwest Gaming Bundle, effective today.

The Southwest Gaming Bundle includes:

  • OLG Slots at Western Fair District
  • OLG Slots at Clinton Raceway
  • OLG Slots at Dresden Raceway
  • OLG Slots at Hanover Raceway
  • OLG Slots at Woodstock Raceway
  • OLG Casino Point Edward

At more than $2.2 billion annually, OLG provides the Ontario government with its largest source of non-tax revenue. Modernization helps OLG provide more money to Ontario for key government services.”


 

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