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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

Walling Discusses Kawartha’s Future

October 26, 2015:

Greg Walling, one of the three Board members that oversees operations at Kawartha Downs, has offered his comments on the Fraserville, Ont. track’s 2015 season of live racing, which concluded this past Saturday night....read on

Reports: Deals For Hiawatha, KD

June 26, 2014:

Although there has yet to be official announcement from the Ontario Government, key players surrounding live Standardbred racing at Sarnia’s Hiawatha Horse Park and Kawartha Downs in the Peterborough area have stated that live horse racing will be staying at the respective tracks for at least the next five years....read on

Ambrose On KD Deal, Future

April 1, 2013:

Kawartha Downs owner Harvey 'Skip' Ambrose and Ontario horse racing transition panel member Elmer Buchanan have both gone on the record regarding the deal which was struck this past weekend that will see the Fraserville, Ont. track continue to host live racing....read on

Deal Keeps Kawartha Downs Alive

March 30, 2013:

A deal was reached late Friday night that will keep Kawartha Downs open for live harness racing through 2014....read on

Rally Held At Kawartha Downs

March 14, 2013:

Members from the horse racing industry along with a Peterborough group No Casino In The City united for a rally at Kawartha Downs on Thursday afternoon to lobby to keep racing and the slots in Cavan-Monaghan and out of Peterborough....read on

MP Del Mastro Chastises Wynne's Government Over Kawartha Situation

March 13, 2013:

In a release issued Wednesday, March 13, Progressive Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro, who is from Peterborough, Ont. and is currently the Parliamentary Secretary to Canada's Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, has chastised Premier Kathleen Wynne's minority Ontario Government over the way it has allowed the situation at Kawartha Downs to unfold....read on

Leal: No KD Counter-Offer?

March 13, 2013:

According to MPP Jeff Leal, Minister of Rural Affairs for the Province of Ontario, the horse-racing transitional panel was willing to listen to a counter offer from Kawartha Downs owner/operator Harve...read on

Rally Planned At Kawartha Downs

March 12, 2013:

No Casino in The City is rallying at Kawartha Downs on Thursday at noon to lobby to keep the racetrack and slots in Cavan-Monaghan and out of Peterborough....read on

Horse Racing Front & Centre In Media

March 12, 2013:

Fallout from both Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's provincial gaming announcement and horse-racing transition-related news continues to hit the mainstream press, as stories regarding no less than four different Ontario racetracks have been front and center over the past couple of days....read on

Racing Over At Kawartha Downs

March 11, 2013:

After 40 years of harness racing, Peterborough, Ont.-area racetrack Kawartha Downs will finish hosting racing at the end of this month....read on


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