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Council Supporting Kawartha’s Position

December 7, 2017:

On Wednesday (December 6), Peterborough County Council agreed to show Ontario politicians its support for an expanded schedule of live racing at Kawartha Downs in 2018....read on

Brethour Barn Busy At Woodbine Thurs.

November 29, 2017:

Kawartha Downs’ followers will recognize many of the horses and horsepeople that will be competing at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday (November 30), including a quartet from the Murray Brethour barn....read on

Optimist Gibson Knows Action Is Needed

November 27, 2017:

Ontario Harness Horse Association Director Dave Gibson is an optimist. The Peterborough-area horseman is well aware that Kawartha Downs has performed well as of late, despite limited purses and race dates. Although, Gibson would be the first to tell you that something has got to change – and soon – if the track is to survive for much longer....read on

Leal To Apologize To Legislature

October 29, 2017:

Jeff Leal, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, was involved in a passionate exchange in the provincial legislature this past Thursday (October 26) in regard to the horse racing industry. He was ultimately ejected from the rest of the day’s proceedings. Minister Leal has said that he plans to offer an apology to the legislature on Monday (October 30)....read on

Extra Dates Denied At Kawartha

October 24, 2017:

An application submitted by officials from Kawartha Downs to host 40 race dates in 2018 has been denied....read on

Optimism For Additional Kawartha Dates

October 16, 2017:

Officials with Kawartha Downs have applied for the track to host 40 race dates in 2018 – more than double the amount of dates that the track conducted this year. The deadline for feedback on the application was this past Friday, but some local horsepeople have let their feelings about the application be known....read on

Kawartha Looking To Double Dates

October 2, 2017:

Officials with Kawartha Downs, the five-eighths-mile harness raceway located near Peterborough, Ont., have submitted an application for 2018 race dates at the track. If Kawartha officials get their wish, the track will host more than double the amount of dates that it did this season....read on

Shorelines Championship To MacDonald

October 1, 2017:

Brett MacDonald was the winner in the Shorelines Drivers’ Championship Saturday, September 30, which was the featured event on the closing program of the 2017 meet at Kawartha Downs....read on

Well-Bred Filly Seeks Form Reversal

September 29, 2017:

Lima Oh So Sweet, a new member of the Murray Brethour stable, will look for a change of fortune in her local debut at Kawartha Downs tomorrow night (September 30), the final race card of the Fraserville, Ontario’s 2017 racing season....read on

Kawartha Season Ending In Style

September 27, 2017:

The 2017 racing season at Kawartha Downs, one of the most successful ever in terms of handle and attendance, will come to a close this Saturday (September 30) and will go out in style....read on

Lets Leavem Takes RUS At Kawartha

September 23, 2017:

Lets Leavem was best in the first Racing Under Saddle event of the season at Kawartha Downs on Saturday, September 23, winning by more than 12 lengths....read on

Kamikaze Lindy: Mr. Versatility

September 21, 2017:

Kawartha Downs will host its only Racing Under Saddle race of the season this Saturday night where Kamikaze Lindy will attempt to record his third consecutive victory....read on

Kawartha Downs Hosts Memorial Night

September 10, 2017:

Kawartha Downs' annual Memorial program was held on Saturday, September 9, and all nine of tonight’s races honoured someone who made an impact at Kawartha Downs before their passing....read on

Golden Ties On KD's Memorial Night

September 8, 2017:

Saturday evening (September 9) at Kawartha Downs will be an emotional one for the Johnson family. Not only are they honouring patriarch Ivan with a memorial race, but they are also starting a three-year-old trotter who was never expected to live, let alone race....read on

Walling Resigns As Racing Advisor

September 6, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Greg Walling has stepped down from an advisory position to Ontario Minister of Agriculture Jeff Leal with respect to the horse racing industry in the province....read on


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