The weather looks perfect for the big night of racing at Kawartha Downs. There’s lots of action this evening including the Shorelines Drivers’ Championship featuring the top nine drivers at Kawartha Downs over the 2016 racing season.


The nine drivers will be in the grandstand prior to the start of racing (until 6:30) to sign free posters so come early. The driving championship runs races two through six. All fans are encouraged to select their favourite driver, by placing their coupon from the program in that drivers bin. If your driver wins a race during the competition, you win. If you select the winner of the overall contest, you’ll win a special prize package including $50 in betting vouchers, a Shorelines/Kawartha Downs jacket, OSS & KD t-shirts and hats.


John Bax, trainer and co-owner of the great trotter Goodtimes will also be in the grandstand for a meet and greet and poster signing. Tonight’s ninth race is the Goodtimes Invitational trot, our track’s signature race and features eight talented trotters vying for the $10,000 purse.


Tonight is also our OLG sponsored night and our first race is the OLG Trot. Cal Bricker, Senior Vice President of Horse Racing for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation will be on hand to make the winner’s circle presentation.


We have Runner and Kokanee a miniature horse and pony here for kids (and adults) to pet and have their photos taken with. Kids will love our activity room with fun games and prizes. Giveaways throughout the night.


As always parking and admission are free.