Thoroughbred racing averaged over $800,000 a day in 2020 at Edmonton’s Century Mile, an increase of almost 400 per cent over 2019.
Century Mile's Thoroughbred season ended last week, the final day being cancelled due to snow, but overall did good business in 2020.
Some notes on racing at Woodbine and Century Mile, leaderboards and big runs by Amalfi Coast and the Tony Gattellaro barn.
Son of Where's the Ring fights for his first stakes win at Century Mile for Hurley Racing Stable and trainer Deanna Walper.
Tears flowed as Real Grace, co-owned and trained by Shelley Brown who is fighting cancer, held on to win the Grade 3 Canadian Derby at 18 to 1.
A superior field of 11 brings together the top 3-year-olds from three western provinces on a stakes-packed card of racing Sept. 27.
Turf racing dominated Woodbine last week, several trainers grab their first 2020 wins and Alberta's biggest race comes up this weekend.
Seven stakes races were held Sunday Sept. 6 celebrating Alberta racing and Maskwecis won a thrilling Beaufort Stakes, the final prep for the Canadian Derby.
Wagering at Century Mile on August 23 reached $1.18 million, setting a single day record at the Alberta track; overall wagering way up.
From Horse Racing Alberta, Curtis Stock wraps up recent stakes races at Century Mile including the Sinoma win by Music at Work.
Stakes action in western Canada has been heating up and Hastings Racecourse changes its racing dates mid-meet in search of more wagering.