Race Tracks in Ontario
Horse racing has been part of the sports and cultural fabric of Canada since informal long track flat racing was first run on Toronto Island in 1793. Canada really hit the horse racing map in 1860, when the Queen’s Plate, North America’s oldest stakes race, was first run at the Carleton Race Course on the site that is now the Dundas West Junction area of Toronto. The rest, as they say, is history and Canada remains as a leader in the horse racing community with the mecca that is the Woodbine Racetrack leading the way.
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Living up to it’s often tongue-in-cheek moniker “The Center of the Universe” Toronto is home to the Woodbine Racetrack – a live horse racing, OTB, casino and entertainment mega-complex. Woodbine boast the world-famous EP Taylor Turf course, and is the only horse racing track in North America that can hold throughbred racing and harness racing cards on the same day.
First opened on April 26, 1963, Mohawk Raceway is home to standardbred racing, a casino, plus top-notch entertainment in Campbellville, Ontario. Mohawk hosts the North America Cup and Mohawk Pacing Series.
Founded in 1897, Fort Erie Race Track has long been known as the home of the Prince of Wales Stakes, the second jewel in the Canadian Triple Crown of horse racing. Over the past few years the track has faced a number of financial challenges, and the number of race days has been reduced, but new ownership has southern Ontario race fans hopeful that ‘The Fort” will continue to make racing history.