Frequently Asked questions

How much does it cost to go to the harness races?
Free admission. It’s always free to come watch the races on Saturday nights during the season.
When are the harness races? 
Harness Racing happens very Saturday night during the season (usually May to September). Post time is 6pm, qualifiers at 3:30pm.

It’s always free to watch the races.
Are the grounds wheelchair friendly?
Kawartha Downs Limited has developed an Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Policy & Procedure.

To see all the details, click here
Can I bring my dog to the races? 
Yes, we are dog-friendly.
What should I bring for an outdoor event at KD? 
Food and beverages are available during events. Seating is limited, so it is recommended that you bring a portable chair, sunscreen and a hat!
Is there lodging nearby? 
We currently don’t have overnight accommodation, but we’re building it! Our revitalization plans include a hotel, the plans are being drawn up now. If you’d like to park an RV overnight, please contact us in advance for reservations.