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Kawartha To Host Racing In 2018

May 13, 2018:

Management at Kawartha Downs has reported that live harness racing will return to the Peterborough area track in 2018....read on

Update On Kawartha Downs

May 6, 2018:

Late last week, Kawartha Downs General Manager Orazio Valente and Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal offered some comments in regard to the Peterborough-area raceway....read on

Ontario Funding Plan In The News

April 30, 2018:

Last week during question period at Queen’s Park, Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa responded to questions about how rural racetracks and rural horsepeople are represented in the new long-term funding plan for the Ontario horse racing industry....read on

Kawartha Not Committing To Meet

April 22, 2018:

Management at Kawartha Downs will not conduct their 2018 harness racing meet if they cannot secure a funding agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) and Ontario Racing in the light of Shorelines Slots relocating from the raceway....read on

Kawartha To Meet Regarding Future

April 1, 2018:

The management team at Kawartha Downs expects to have a clearer picture regarding the track's future in a few weeks....read on

Extra Dates Denied At Kawartha

October 24, 2017:

An application submitted by officials from Kawartha Downs to host 40 race dates in 2018 has been denied....read on

Optimism For Additional Kawartha Dates

October 16, 2017:

Officials with Kawartha Downs have applied for the track to host 40 race dates in 2018 – more than double the amount of dates that the track conducted this year. The deadline for feedback on the application was this past Friday, but some local horsepeople have let their feelings about the application be known....read on

Leal Comments On Kawartha Downs

June 27, 2017:

Kawartha Downs, which moved away from Harvey ‘Skip’ Ambrose’s control in May, has started fresh. General manger Orazio Valente has already began to put some of his touches on the popular Peterborough-area facility. Ontario Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal has said that he will do what he can to help the track find a new owner....read on

Great Night At Kawartha Despite Weather

June 18, 2017:

The weather was kind to Kawartha Downs on Saturday night (June 17) as despite a torrential downpour prior to the races and some rough weather afterwards, the skies cleared and the weather was warm for the 10-race card....read on

A Fresh Start At Kawartha Downs

June 14, 2017:

It was recently announced that Kawartha Downs’ new general manager, Orazio Valente, will be getting acquainted with track’s loyal race-goers this Saturday evening (June 17). The addition of Valente to the fold at Kawartha is one of a couple of exciting changes at the Peterborough-area track, as it has also become known that ownership of the popular raceway changed hands last month....read on

New GM At Kawartha Downs

June 9, 2017:

With the recent changes at Kawartha Downs, the track has hired a new General Manager to oversee operations....read on


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