Taking a Look at Canada Famous Racetracks

Canada is a country that has a very big horse racing industry. In order to accommodate this, there are many racetracks throughout the provinces of the country. Many are small and cater to their local communities but there is also a selection of some very big ones that are very well known.

Woodbine Race Track

What makes this race track so famous aside from its history in the horse racing industry is that it has the ability to host both thoroughbreds as well as standardbred racing events all on the same day. It is considered to be the only horse track in North America that has facilities big enough to do this.

Going way back in time this particular racetrack originally resided within the city of Toronto, on Woodbine Avenue. As the city grew it seemed more plausible to have a bigger track in what was then known as Etobicoke on the outskirts of the city.

Out of the many prestigious racetracks in Canada, the Woodbine Race Track has held some grand events.

  • Hosting event for 1976 Summer Olympics
  • The Breeders Cup
  • Arlington Million
  • Received a visit from Queen Elizabeth II.

Mohawk Raceway

This is the sister racetrack to Woodbine Race Track. It is only 30 miles away from the Woodbine venue and is owned by the same Company which is the Woodbine Entertainment Group that was originally the Ontario Jockey Club. This is a well-known harness racing track.

Fort Erie Racetrack

What makes this track so popular is its close proximity to the US border. It is owned by E.P. Taylor and really what it brought it to fame was that Taylor was responsible for introducing the Canadian Triple Crown.

With there being so many racetracks throughout Canada it means that no matter where one lives or they happen to be visiting, they will surely find a quality racetrack to enjoy.

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