horse racing alberta

‘Night Of Champions’ Honors Alberta Thoroughbred Stars Of 2017

The successes and accomplishments of the Alberta Thoroughbred industry stars of 2017 were celebrated this past Saturday evening at the 44th annual Night of Champions held at the Chateau Lacombe in Edmonton. Over 175 industry members took part in the evening event including breeders, owners, trainers and representatives from the Alberta Owners and Breeders Association, […]

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Northlands Park: Court System Likely To Determine Winner Of Canadian Derby

Last weekend’s running of the G3 Canadian Derby at Northlands Park provided fans with a very exciting finish, involving three horses, a photo finish, both a trainer and jockey objection, and a dead-heat. Even after Chief Know It All was declared the winner at the track, it may end up that a court of law determines […]

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Alberta: Gaming Commission Approves ‘Century Mile’, New $50M Race Track

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) has given its approval for a new racetrack to be built south of the city of Edmonton. CTV News-Edmonton reports that the new $50 million facility, being planned by Horse Racing Alberta and Century Casinos, will be built near the Edmonton International Airport. It will be called the Century […]

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Edmonton: Century Casinos Awarded $50M Contract To Build New Racetrack

Century Casinos has been awarded a $50-million contract to build a new racetrack near the Edmonton International Airport. CBC News reports that the facility, which will be called Century Mile, will feature the only one-mile oval in Western Canada. The racetrack will be built on a 105-acre parcel of land in Leduc County, which is south of the city of […]

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Alberta Province Announces Extended Funding Deal For Horse Racing

Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced on Saturday that the Alberta province in Canada would extend its funding deal with the horse racing industry for at least the next 10 years, according to the Calgary Herald. The previous arrangement was set to expire at the end of March. “This new 10 year commitment will continue to […]

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Northlands Park To Close Following 2016 Season

Representatives of Northlands Park announced Wednesday that the racetrack would cease operations at the conclusion of the 2016 racing season. According to a report by CBC News, the Edmonton, Alberta, facility is located near Rexall Place, the arena that currently is the home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. However, the team will be moving to a new arena, Rogers […]

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Canada: Horse Racing Facing Uncertain Future In Alberta

The future of horse racing in Alberta, Canada, remains cloudy as the current deal between the Alberta Government and Horse Racing Alberta regarding slot machine revenue edges closer to its March expiration date. According to a report at Global, Horse Racing Alberta, which conducts racing at the Northlands, currently receives half of the revenue earned from slot machines at […]

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