Racing

History

It all began as an informal competition between local neighbours. Back in the 1880s, the residents of Edmonton’s Rossdale Flats would gather together for informal races featuring their best saddle horses.

Over the decades, the formal rules of racing were slowly adopted and in 1900 the whole thing was moved to an official track at Northlands Park. That track remained mostly unchanged for 95 years, until it was upgraded in 1995 and again a decade later in 2005.

In its 113 years of operation, Northlands Park has served as one of Western Canada’s top racetracks and has—since 1957—been the official home of the Canadian Derby.

Upcoming Events

Feb
14
Sat
all-day Valentines Day @ Northlands Park
Valentines Day @ Northlands Park
Feb 14 all-day
Valentines Day @ Northlands Park
Go For the Glam! Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with your sweetheart at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino! Purchase the Valentine’s GLAM Dining package for Two and prepare for a romantic night Read More »
May
1
Fri
6:30 pm Thoroughbred Racing @ Northlands Park
Thoroughbred Racing @ Northlands Park
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Thoroughbred Racing @ Northlands Park
Join us for Thoroughbred Racing – Wednesdays & Fridays at 6:30 p.m. It’s the Year of the Horse at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino—Edmonton’s top live racing entertainment destination! The thrilling excitement of the Sport Read More »
May
2
Sat
1:00 pm Thoroughbred Racing @ Northlands Park
Thoroughbred Racing @ Northlands Park
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thoroughbred Racing @ Northlands Park
Join us for Thoroughbred Racing – Saturdays at 1 p.m. It’s the Year of the Horse at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino—Edmonton’s top live racing entertainment destination! The thrilling excitement of the Sport of Kings Read More »
May
6
Wed
6:30 pm Thoroughbred Racing @ Northlands Park
Thoroughbred Racing @ Northlands Park
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Thoroughbred Racing @ Northlands Park
Join us for Thoroughbred Racing – Wednesdays & Fridays at 6:30 p.m. It’s the Year of the Horse at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino—Edmonton’s top live racing entertainment destination! The thrilling excitement of the Sport Read More »
May
8
Fri
6:30 pm Thoroughbred Racing @ Northlands Park
Thoroughbred Racing @ Northlands Park
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Thoroughbred Racing @ Northlands Park
Join us for Thoroughbred Racing – Wednesdays & Fridays at 6:30 p.m. It’s the Year of the Horse at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino—Edmonton’s top live racing entertainment destination! The thrilling excitement of the Sport Read More »

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