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Pink Power: Battle to the Wire Recap

Pink Power: Battle to the Wire 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 …

Pink Power Battle to the Wire

Pink Power Battle to the Wire Rideau Carleton Raceway and Casino is going PINK for October. On October 18th at 6PM, join us for a special night at the races in support of breast cancer awareness month. To celebrate the …

Horse Ownership 101 Workshop at The Raceway

Horse Ownership 101 Workshop at The Raceway On Friday, October 12 at The Raceway at Western Fair District, go behind the scenes of harness horse ownership at the FREE Horse Ownership 101 Workshop and learn the ins and outs of …

Rideau Drivers Eye NDC Title

Rideau Drivers Eye NDC Title On Wednesday, September 26, a field of eight of Canada’s top harness racing drivers will compete at Grand River Raceway in the 2018 National Driving Championship including two of Rideau Carleton’s regular drivers, Guy Gagnon …

Jacques Beaudoin & Rideau Carleton Raceway

Horse racing by passion, profession and tradition When an experienced man says he’s “seen it all”,says he’s “seen it all”, Jacques Beaudoin would know what he meant. He’s in the club of horse drivers by nature, having started with the …

Guy Gagnon, The Path of a Winner

Guy Gagnon, The Path of a Winner The intense sport of horseracing is something worth discovering. Guy Gagnon, a 49-year-old driver, is a champion who has made a mark in the horseracing industry. Brought up in Quebec, he now calls …

National Caretaker Appreciation Day Events across Canada this weekend!

National Caretaker Appreciation Day Events across Canada this weekend!  Harness racing tracks and horseperson’s associations across the country are making final preparations for the inaugural edition of National Caretaker Appreciation Day events being held this weekend, July 20-22. Initiated by …

Re-energizing Ottawa’s Horse Racing Industry

Re-energizing Ottawa’s Horse Racing Industry 2017 Future Star Award recipient, Brett MacDonald says he’s excited for what the Hard Rock Ottawa expansion project will do for the future of horse racing in Ontario. The early 1960s were exciting times for …

GUY GAGNON WINS EASTERN ONTARIO / QUEBEC REGIONAL DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP

GUY GAGNON WINS EASTERN ONTARIO / QUEBEC REGIONAL DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP Guy Gagnon from Gatineau, Quebec, finished at the top of the driver standings to win the 2018 Eastern Ontario / Quebec Regional Driving Championship at Kawartha Downs, near Peterborough, Ontario …

2017 O’Brien Awards Winners

2017 O’Brien Awards Winners On Saturday, February 3, Standardbred Canada announced the winners for the 2017 O’Brien Awards, at the 29th edition of the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala held at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale hotel in Mississauga, …

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