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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 Appointed Leal’s Racing Advisor

August 5, 2016:

Greg Walling, the managing director of the Sullivan Group, and one of the main proponents behind the success of Kawartha Downs racetrack over the past two years, has been appointed a special advisor to Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal regarding the horse racing industry in Ontario....read on

Leal, McCagherty On Kawartha's Future

May 30, 2016:

“Skip's goal from the outset has been to race as long as we can. There is no reason as long as we continue to enjoy the support of the public, the horsemen and, particularly, the Ontario government, horse racing can't continue at Kawartha Downs.”...read on

Kawartha Lands Three More Dates

July 3, 2015:

Officials with Kawartha Downs have announced that they have been advised that the track’s 2015 racing season has been extended for three additional Saturday nights....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

Kawartha Downs To Race In 2014

May 22, 2014:

After months of uncertainty regarding the future of horse racing at Kawartha Downs, owner Skip Ambrose has announced that live harness racing will take place at the Fraserville five-eighths mile track this summer....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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