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Racing On Hold In Alberta

March 26, 2021:

A quick glance at the 2021 race date calendar indicates that Alberta's harness racing industry was slated to resume activity this weekend. That launch will have to wait, according to officials....read on

Alberta Racing Surpasses Expectations

November 13, 2020:

"We missed all of March, April and May. We didn’t start racing until the middle of June. We were scheduled to race 227 days but we only got in 140 race dates and yet we still managed to pay off our deficit which, again, is amazing."...read on

Century Downs Season Heating Up

April 19, 2018:

Now that the racing seasons have ended at Fraser Downs in Surrey, B.C., and are about to close at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California, it’s expected that a bunch of horsemen will be bringing their stables to Century Downs....read on

Alberta Lauds Ten-Year Agreement

November 6, 2017:

Alberta is now two years into a landmark agreement between the provincial government and the horse racing industry, and both sides are adamant that the ten-year deal is working well for each of them....read on

A New Beginning

August 28, 2017:

“I think first and foremost the track and entertainment destination will be an injection of excitement into horse racing. It will turn racing in western Canada around. It brings with it a new long term goal of sustainability for the industry. That’s what we’re really excited about.”...read on

Fractional Ownership To Take Centre Stage

July 26, 2017:

When Paul Ryneveld, general manager of Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, talks about fractional ownership at the upcoming World Trotting Conference Symposium, he will have at least 87 reasons to be optimistic…read on

Fractional Ownership To Take Centre Stage

When Paul Ryneveld, general manager of Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, talks about fractional ownership at the upcoming World Trotting Conference Symposium, he will have at least 87 reasons to be optimistic. That’s the number of owners who participated in the Century Downs Racing Club, in Alberta, in its first year....read on

How The West Won The WDC

July 13, 2017:

On Saturday, August 12, eleven of the top harness racing drivers from around the globe will assemble at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, near Calgary, Alta., to kick off the 2017 World Driving Championship....read on

May Handle Up At Century

May 31, 2017:

Handle on live Standardbred Racing increased 17 per cent in May over last year (May 2016) at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino. In the first two years of operation, Century Downs raced a Friday evening and a Saturday/Sunday afternoon schedule. This year, Fridays have been replaced by Mondays....read on

More On New Edmonton Track

September 20, 2016:

On Monday, Horse Racing Alberta announced that Century Casinos Europe GmbH is the successful applicant to own, build and operate an 'A' Track Horse Racing Facility in the Edmonton market area. More details on that project have been revealed....read on

Century Handle Continues To Surge

June 29, 2016:

Halfway through the lengthened season of Standardbred racing at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, the live racing handle continues to show strength....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

Century Launches Ownership Club

February 26, 2016:

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino is on a quest to attract 100 new owners to the sport with the launch of a new fractional ownership program for its 2016 harness racing season....read on

“It’s Probably The Lifesaver For Us”

March 18, 2015:

“It’s probably the lifesaver for us. We all have been just hanging on by the skin of our teeth the last years, every year getting tougher. And finally the light is going to show up at the end of the tunnel – and without it we are all finished.”...read on

Century Downs To Race In April

March 17, 2015:

It has been reported that live Standardbred racing will return to the Calgary area next month, as construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, located near the CrossIron Mills mall in Balzac....read on


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