Rideau Carleton Raceway is thrilled to announce the re-opening of live Standardbred racing, a tradition in the Ottawa community since 1962. Live racing will commence, via simulcast, starting on June 7th. ”
For the team members returning to work, all health and safety protocols outlined by public health agencies will be followed throughout the recall process and in the work place.
“We are very happy to be able to bring back track team members to prepare for the qualifiers and the June 7th race day,” states Peter Andrusek, Racing Manager. “I want to especially thank the National Capital Region Harness Horse Association, Ontario Racing, OLG and the AGCO for their support during these difficult times and their efforts to have racing reopened.”
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“This is some much needed positive news in a time of such uncertainty“, states Andy Wright, Director of Rideau Carleton. Wright continues, “We are happy to be racing again, allowing the horsemen to resume their competitions and provide entertainment for our loyal guests. In these unprecedented times it is a promising indication to see the tradition of horse racing resume in our community.”
Rideau Carleton Raceway will host two qualifiers prior to June 7. These qualifiers will take place Wednesday May 27th and Wednesday June 3rd with a first post of 11 AM. The June 7th purse is $65,000. Following the June 7th race, Rideau Carleton Raceway will resume weekly racing Thursdays with a post time of 4pm and Sundays with a post time of 6:30 pm. Rideau Carleton Casino, which is part of the same facility as the raceway, remains closed until the Ontario government determines a reopening date.
For racing information:
Direct: 613-822-2211 ext. 4351