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Six Racetrack Applicants Announced

June 25, 2016:

The Board of Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) announced on Friday the following applicants have accepted the invitation to submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) to construct, own and operate an “A “Horse Racing facility in the Edmonton or surrounding area....read on

Request For Proposals In Alberta

June 21, 2016:

The Board of Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) has made its decision on the applicants invited to move forward into the Request For Proposal phase for the construction and operation of a horse racing facility in the Edmonton area....read on

Alberta Racetrack Suitor Revealed

May 25, 2016:

Horse Racing Alberta announced late last week that it had received seven Expressions of Interest in regard to the owning and operating of a racetrack in the Edmonton area. According to a report in the mainstream media, one of the entities that submitted an EOI conducted live horse racing decades ago....read on

Interest In New Edmonton Track

May 21, 2016:

With the call for interest from qualified parties closing on Thursday, Horse Racing Alberta reports that a number of applicants made submissions expressing interest in owning and operating a racetrack in the Edmonton area....read on

Century Handle, Race Date News

May 9, 2016:

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino has announced that its handle has spiked significantly so far this year, and that the track’s live Standardbred meet has been extended into the fall months....read on

Alberta Seeks 'A Track' Operator

April 28, 2016:

A media release issued Thursday (April 28) indicates that Horse Racing Alberta is seeking applicants interested in owning and operating a racetrack in the Edmonton area....read on

New Funding Agreement For Alberta

March 19, 2016:

Alberta's Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board Joe Ceci announced a new 10-year funding agreement for the provincial horse racing industry at a press conference on Saturday, March 19 at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino....read on

Horsepeople Voice Displeasure

March 8, 2016:

On Monday, March 8 in Alberta, a small group of provincial horsepeople voiced their displeasure with Northlands Park’s decision to not offer live horse racing beyond the 2016 season....read on

Century Downs Looking To Expand

March 7, 2016:

On February 23, Rocky View County council gave its approval to an expansion plan for the Century Downs Racetrack and Casino....read on

Reaction To Northlands Announcement

February 22, 2016:

"There are over 7,000 people employed by horse racing in the province (Alberta). We're big contributors to the lottery fund. It's taking money away from the province if one of those plants closes down."...read on

No Northlands Racing Beyond 2016

February 17, 2016:

On Wednesday, February 17, officials with Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta announced a proposal that will see the raceway redeveloped into a multi-purpose public park that will have the ability to host tens of thousands of people for large-scale festivals and outdoor concerts....read on

Andrew Reflects On Cam Fella Award

February 16, 2016:

This past weekend, the prestigious Cam Fella Award was presented for the first time since 2010 to William (Bill) Andrew in honour of his dedication and meritorious service to the Canadian harness racing industry....read on

Northlands 'Committed To Racing'

December 21, 2015:

A notice posted by Alberta's horse racing industry on Sunday provides optimism after the future of Northlands Park as a racing venue was questioned late last week....read on

Update: Northlands’ Racing Future

December 18, 2015:

In a news story that surfaced Friday, December 18, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson has been cited as saying that there is a ‘new vision’ for Northlands Park. The Mayor also provided quotes in the piece that convey that he believes live horse racing may not be part of Northlands’ plans going forward....read on

Century Concludes First Season

November 19, 2015:

After years of questions whether live harness racing would ever return to the Calgary area, the inaugural meet at Century Downs concluded this past weekend with high praise from both track officials and horsemen....read on


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