Love to Race? Check out these Racetracks of Toronto and GTA
Acknowledged as the premier racing club in Canada, Woodbine Racetrack is located in Toronto and features three tracks for harness racing and thoroughbred. Its 650 acres facility offers world-class experience for everyone who loves racing.
As stated on their website, at Woodbine Entertainment, they are committed to leveraging the power of horse racing to invest in community initiatives that contribute to building healthy places to play, work, live, learn and grow.
Ajax Downs Racetrack
This place was opened in 1968 and firstly was known as Alex Picov. In the 1960s and 1970s it was Canada’s largest horse dealer. Today it has a full 6 furlongs oval racetrack and became home to many stakes races. It is the richest Quarter horse race in Canada.
As stated on their website, Ajax Downs is a great place for entertainment in Southern Ontario with Live Quarter Horse Racing, over 800 OLG Slots and off-track betting in our Simulcast area with over 70 screens for your viewing pleasure.
One of the newest places in Toronto is the Trackside Clubhouse. Here you can spend friends and family events or even corporate meetings. This venue can seat up to 1,100 people in the 10,000 square feet indoor area and 6,500 outdoor patio.
According to the website, indoors or outdoors, it’s up to you to decide as you watch the horses file into the starting gate with impressive views no matter where your seat.
Kawartha Downs and Speedway
Kawartha Downs promotes an exciting sport of horse racing. It is a dynamic business and a major contributor to the agricultural economy in Ontario. Here you can try harness or Standardbred racing through a one mile race. Kawartha Speedway held the final CASCAR Super Series race in 2006, shortly after that it became the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.
As stated on their website, Kawartha Downs is a five-eighths mile track which means the races start on the far side (away from the grandstand) of the racetrack, pass by the grandstand and race once more around the track with the exciting finish right in front of the fans and grandstand.
Fort Erie Race Track
Fort Erie Race Track is a home for many racing traditions. Many great Canadian champions have raced here and left a lot of life long memories. It is the only horse racing venue in the Niagara Region, so don’t waste your chance to visit it.
As stated on their website, first opened in 1897, the historic border oval is regarded as having one of the most picturesque infields in North America. The venue offers live thoroughbred racing, free concerts, a farmers market and much more.
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