Presque Isle Downs

Presque Isle Downs

Presque Isle Downs and Casino is a casino and horse racing track complex located south of Erie, Pennsylvania. The owner, MTR Gaming Group, broke ground in October 2005 for its new facility, which opened on February 28, 2007. It contains 2,000 slot machines. The 1 mile (1.6 km) oval track opened on September 2, 2007. It is paved with the synthetic material Tapeta Footings (a mixture of sand, rubber, fiber with a wax coating). It's the first synthetic horse racetrack that is longer than 1 mile (2 km) in the Northeast and the first racetrack paved with Tapeta in the United States. Simulcasting was transferred from its former upper Peach Street location and became operational in August 2007. The property is located on a 272 acres (1.1 km2) site off Exit 27 on Interstate 90 in Summit Township.

Presque Isle Downs History

Simulcast racing was introduced in July of 2007 with Presque Isle Downs hosting its first 25 day live meet in September of that year. On May 3rd, 2008, The Trackside Bar, located on the first floor, unveiled state of the art teletheater with numerous wagering stations for live and simulcast fans alike. There are over 200 flat screen TV's between the Downs Clubhouse & Trackside Bar, racing fans can watch and wager on the finest racing across the US & Canada. The 100 day live race meet is May to September.

Presque Isle Downs Live Horse Racing Schedule

Tuesday through Saturday

Horse Racing Schedule

Presque Isle Downs Race Track Layout


 Main Track:One Mile, oval.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,062 Feet.

Post Time at Presque Isle Downs

3:00 p.m. Saturday
5:30 p.m. Tuesdays - Fridays

Presque Isle Downs Track Code


Current Weather Conditions at Presque Isle Downs

Latest Erie, PA, weather conditions and forecast

Presque Isle Downs Graded Stakes Races

Stakes Race Grade Purse
Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes II $400,000

Presque Isle Downs Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Presque Isle Downs and Casino
P.O. Box 10727
Erie, PA 16514-0728

Street Address:
8199 Perry Highway
Erie, PA 16509