Horse Racing Canada

Horse racing is recognised as one of the most exciting sports to watch, follow and enjoy a bet on and the horse races in Canada are some of the best in the world.

Punters everywhere can get in on the Canadian horse racing action with online bookmakers providing easy to use betting markets on a huge range of international horse races including those in Canada.

Oldest Canadian Thoroughbred Race: Queen’s Plate

Richest Canadian Horse Race: Canadian International Stakes

Best Canadian Standardbred Race: North America Cup

Best Canadian Racetrack: Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto

Best Place to Have a Bet: Coming Soon

The longest running and most prestigious Canadian thoroughbred race is the Queen’s Place, which runs at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto every summer.

However, the richest Canadian horse race offering the most prize money is the Pattison Canadian International worth $1 million Canadian dollars in stakes.

As well as quality thoroughbred racing, Canada and its many racetracks are also host to some excellent standardbred or harness racing showdowns that also have odds open at the bookmakers.

The best Canadian standardbred horse race is the North America Cup, which also takes place at Woodbine Racecourse.

Canadian International Stakes

The Canadian International Stakes, inaugurated in 1938, is the richest horse race conducted in Canada each year with prize money set at $2 million.

A weight-for-age showdown run over 1 ½ miles, the Canadian International Stakes runs at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto every October and is one of the events in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series.

With such a large purse on offer, the Canadian International Stakes always attracts a sensational field of local and international gallopers and online at [luxbet] the Canadian International Stakes betting pools are also very lucrative!

Queen’s Plate

The time-honoured Queen’s Plate is the most famous horse racing event in Canada and is also the oldest horse race in the country first run in 1860.

Run over a distance of 1 ¼ miles, the Queen’s Plate is open to three-year-olds and runs in June or July each year with stakes set at CAN$1 million.

Featuring a capacity field of 17 runners, the Queen’s Plate is always a hotly contested affair and offers one of the best betting opportunities for online punters.

The Queen’s Plate is also the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown series of races.

Canadian Triple Crown

Triple Crown series take place in over 12 countries around the world including the UK, Australia, Ireland and Japan. Visit Horse Racing Australia for events down under!

The Canadian Triple Crown series of thoroughbred racing is open to three-year-old horses foaled in Canada and was inaugurated in 1959.

The first leg of the Triple Crown in Canada is the Queen’s Plate followed by the Prince Of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie Racetrack in July and concludes with the Breeders’ Stakes at the E.P. Taylor Turf Course in August.

Seven horses have completed the Canadian Triple Crown, most recently Wando in 2003, so make sure you check the odds online for this year’s series.

We recommend checking for the latest Melbourne Cup Odds and Melbourne Cup Betting details for the Melbourne Cup.


Horse Racing Racecourses in Canada

This is a comprehensive list of the horse racing tracks in Canada.

- Ajax Downs
380 Kingston Road East, Ajax, Ontario L1S 4S7.
- Assiniboia Downs
3975 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 2E9.
- Charlottetown Driving Park
21 Exhibition Drive, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 9S8.
- Clinton Raceway
147 Beech Street, Clinton, Ontario NOM 1LO.
- Dresden Raceway
1244 North Street, Dresden, Ontario N0P 1M0.
- Exhibition Park Raceway
159 McAllister Drive, Saint John, NB E2L 3Y2.
- Flamboro Downs
967 Highway 5, Dundas, Ontario L9H 6Y6.
- Fort Erie Racetrack
230 Catherine Street, Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 5N9.
- Fraser Downs
17755 60th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia V3S 1V3.
- Fredericton Exhibition Raceway
Station A, Smythe and Saunders Streets, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 4Y9.
- Georgian Downs
7485 – 5th Side Road, Innisfil, Ontario L9S 3S1.
- Grand River Raceway
7445 Wellington County Rd. 21 & County Rd. 7, South Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0.
- Great Western Fair Circuit
- Hanover Raceway
265 5th St., Hanover, Ontario N4N 3T1.
- Hastings Park
Hastings Racecourse, Vancouver, British Columbia V5K 3N8.
- Hiawatha Horse Park & Entertainment Centre
1730 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario N7W 1A1.
- Hippodrome D’Aylmer
768 chemin d’Aylmer, Gatineau, Quebec J9H 5E1.
- Hippodrome de Montreal
7440 boulevard Decarie, Montreal, Quebec H4P 2H1.
- Hippodrome de Quebec
Parc de l’Exposition, Quebec G2J 0A1.
- Hippodrome Trois Rivieres
1600 Des Forges Blvd., Trois Rivieres, Quebec G9A 5L6.
- Inverness Raceway
P.O. Box 503, Forrest St., Inverness, Nova Scotia B0E 1N0.
- Kawartha Downs
1382 County Rd. 28, Fraserville, Ontario K0L 1V0.
- Marquis Downs Racecourse
503 Ruth Street, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 4E4.
- Mohawk Raceway
9430 Guelph Line, Campbellville, Ontario L0P 1B0.
- Northlands Park
7600 115th Ave., Edmonton, Alberta.
- Portage La Prairie
Island Park, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada.
- Queensbury Downs
Regina Exhibition Park, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2Z6.
- Quinte Exhibition & Raceway
Grand Stand, 158 Bridge St. West. Belleville, Ontario.
- Rideau Carleton Raceway
Rideau Carelton Raceway, 4837 Albion Rd., Ottawa, Ontario K1X 1A3.
- Rocky Mountain Turf Club
Lethbridge Grandstand, 3401 Parkside Drive South, Alberta T1J 4R3.
- Sandown Park Raceway
1810 Glamorgan Road, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y3.
- Stampede Park
Stampede Park, 2300 Stampede Trail S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 2W1.
- St. John’s Racing & Entertainment Centre
Lakeview Drive, Goulds, Newfoundland and Labrador A1S 1G7.
- Sudbury Downs
2070 Old Burwash Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 4Z4.
- Summerside Raceway
477 Notre Dame Street, Summerside, Prince Edward Island C1N 1T2.
- Tartan Downs
Upper Prince Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 6H5.
- Truro Raceway
73 Ryland Avenue, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5C5.
- Western Fair Raceway
900 King St., London, Ontario..
- Windsor Raceway
5555 Ojibway Blvd., Windsor, Ontario N9A 6P6.
- Woodbine Raceway
555 Rexdale Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M9W 5L2.
- Woodstock Driving Park
107 St Andrews St, Woodstock, NB E7M 2S6.
- Woodstock Raceway
875 Nellis Street, Woodstock, Ontario N4S 7W8.