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Rideau Carleton Raceway is a Canadian horse racing and gambling complex located in Ottawa, Ontario. The facility began operation in 1962 and specialises in standardbred harness racing with one of Canada's fastest 5/8 mile harness racing tracks.
In 2000, the venue introduced slot machines, under the authority of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, which were expected to draw annual revenue of $13 million. The site includes a restaurant and hosts musical performances.
The Ottawa Swans, of the Ontario Australian Football League, have played their home games in the center of the track since 2008.
Rideau Carleton Raceway, located in Ottawa, has been operating since 1962. Starting in 1886, Horse Racing is Canada's oldest form of legal gaming. Today it has evolved and is flourishing in Ontario as an exciting crowd-pleasing sports spectacle.
Canadians and tourists gravitate in Ottawa to experience Canada's Capital, the home of its democracy, site of architectural and historical significance and a wealth of cultural traditions and activities.
As a result of this regional vitality and especially since slot machines were added to its completely renovated facility in 2000, millions of visitors have been attracted to Rideau Carleton Raceway, representing marvelous opportunities to promote the sport of Harness Horse Racing to a new clientele. And, now that the new state of the art Bingo Hall has opened, supporting 28 charities, there is a a chance to share the excitement with even more people.
Rideau Carleton Raceway and Slots hosts live racing every Thursday and Sunday. Post time is at 6:30pm. Rideau Carleton Raceway also offers seasonal live standardbred harness horse racing and year-round Teletheatre wagering on simulcast racing from tracks across Canada, United States, Hong Kong and Australia.
Rideau Carleton Raceway and Slots hosts two significant stake races each year, these are the Frank Ryan Memorial Trot and the Des Smith Classic Pace. Both of these stake races average a purse size of $200,000 and attract higher caliber horses.
Rideau Carleton Raceway and Slots is also home to over 1250 exciting slot games to play ranging from 1 cent to $5, including favourites such as Blazing 7's; Ten Times Pay; Wheel of Fortune; Black Jack and Poker. The casino is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and also has electronic tables; Black Jack, Baccarat and Roulette.
Rideau Carleton Raceway and the local racing industry are enjoying the business boosting business of hosting these additional attractions while displaying a more talented field of horses, reflected in increased purses and daily attendance. We have redefined ourselves as a state-of-the-art dual racing and gaming entertainment destination.
April - December
6:30pm: Sunday and Thursday
Rideau Carleton Raceway
4837 Albion Rd
Ottawa, ON K1X 1A3
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