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Rideau Carleton Casino

4837 Albion Road, Ottawa, ON K1X 1A3

Rideau Rises from the Ashes Standard Bred Canada

Around 100 horsepeople from across eastern Ontario and Quebec gathered to assist staff at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Tuesday (Feb. 21)  to clear a full storage barn in the first step to preparing a temporary paddock while the previous one, destroyed during a fire on Feb. 15, is rebuilt.

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Rideau Carleton Raceway Wraps Up 60th Season

Rideau Carleton Raceway Wraps Up 60th Season The Barrhaven Independent

Another successful season of harness racing has wrapped up at Rideau Carleton Raceway (RCR) located at Rideau Carleton Casino, Future Hard Rock Ottawa (RCC). And what a season it was!
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Rideau Carleton Casino's new live-entertainment venue announces fall events

Rideau Carleton Casino's New Live-Entertainment Venue Announces Fall Events Ottawa Citizen & The Ottawa Sun

The second-floor space of the horse-racing and gaming facility has been transformed into a spacious venue with state-of-the-art sound, lights and staging.

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Rideau Carleton Casino's General Manager Helen MacMillan honored by Global Gaming Women

Rideau Carleton Casino's General Manager Helen MacMillan honored by Global Gaming Women Yogonet Gaming News & Global Gaming Women

Rideau Carleton Casino/Future Hard Rock Casino Ottawa's General Manager Helen MacMillan was named Tuesday the 2022 recipient of the Patricia Becker Pay It Forward Award on behalf of Global Gaming Women (GGW).

The award is given annually at GGW’s primary fundraiser, Kick Up Your Heels (KUYH), which will be taking place in Las Vegas on October 12. It honors women who have demonstrated a commitment to the development and advancement of women in gaming, as well as in their community in general.

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Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino Celebrates 60th Anniversary The Barrhaven Independent

September 20, 2022 |  Rideau Carleton Raceway is celebrating its 60th Anniversary during the month of September 2022.

While the Vimy Bridge connected Barrhaven and Rideau Carleton more than eight years ago, the racetrack and the community have a much deeper connection.

In the early 1960s, Mel Barr’s original plan for his 200-acre farm was to build a horse racing track. However, one year earlier, Rideau Carleton Raceway was built across the Rideau River to the east. Barr opted for Plan B, which was to build a housing development. A community was born, and Barrhaven was named after Barr.

Now, 60 years later, Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino has grown, though not nearly at the rate that Barrhaven has. The Vimy Bridge not only makes Rideau Carleton directly accessible to Barrhaven residents – they had to slingshot through Manotick before the bridge was built – but the facility employs many people from Barrhaven.

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Rideau Carleton Raceway Horses at the starting gate

Gold Winner P L Notsonice shatters records in Ottawa Ontario Sires Stakes - July 26, 2020

The temperature wasn't the only record set yesterday as the province’s best sired 3 year old trotting fillies descended on Rideau Carleton.  P L Notsonice was not so nice with the record book; trotting in a blistering 1:52.4 to win the $71,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Trot.  That time was the fastest mile trotted for any horse on this oval erasing the great Majestic Son’s record established in the 2007 Frank Ryan.  That mark also set a new Ontario Sires Stakes and Canadian record for 3 year old fillies racing on a 5/8 mile track.  Driver Jonathan Drury blasted P L Notsonice to the front by the quarter, shrugged off an outside challenge by Susies Lady, then never looked back. An amazing feat which may stand for many years to come.


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Rideau Carleton Raceway is thrilled to announce the re-opening of live harness racing, a tradition in the Ottawa community since 1962. Live racing will commence, via simulcast starting on June 7.

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The Des Smith Classic Returns to Rideau Carleton in 2020

The Des Smith Classic Returns to Rideau Carleton in 2020 OTTAWA, ON - February 5, 2020

The 59th season of live harness racing at Rideau Carleton kicks off Sunday February 9th with a 6:30PM post time. Learn More

Rideau Carleton Casino presents the Ottawa Senators Alumni Poker Tournament OTTAWA, ON - October 26, 2019

Rideau Carleton Casino will host an Ottawa Senators Alumni Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament


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Pink Power - Battle to the Wire Ottawa, Ontario - October 18, 2018

October is the month to think PINK! There was a special buzz in the air last night as the Rideau Carleton Raceway and Casino, future home of Hard Rock, teamed up with the Canadian Cancer Society to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and support programs through the Pink Power Battle to the Wire event. Learn More

Rideau Carleton Casino and Ottawa Senators announce exclusive collaboration Ottawa, Ontario - October 9, 2018

The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) are proud to introduce the Rideau Carleton Casino, future home of Hard Rock Casino Ottawa, as the Official Casino of the Ottawa Senators. As two of the biggest entertainment organizations in the city, there is no better fit to energize the atmosphere at Canadian Tire Centre.

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Hard Rock and the Rideau Carleton Raceway & Casino are pleased to launch the Rock Star Rewards. This program offers our customers a taste of the Hard Rock treatment they can expect to enjoy at our re-energized entertainment destination which will feature new amenities and enhanced programming and gaming features.


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Hard Rock International and Rideau Carleton Raceway announce Hard Rock Casino Ottawa Orlando, FL – May 15, 2017

Following a competitive procurement process, “HR Ottawa, LP,” which will be known as Hard Rock Casino Ottawa, announces it has been selected by Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) to be the service provider for the Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle 1, transitioning the existing structure and operations into Hard Rock Casino Ottawa...

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Casino expansion project will create thousands of local jobs, bring needed economic development to the rural part of the City, and re-energize Ottawa’s entertainment scene



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