Fredericton Raceway

Fredericton Raceway

Fredericton Raceway

Located in Fredericton, the Fredericton Raceway offers an exhilarating live harness racing experience. This historic track, which is nearly two centuries old, is part of a large exhibition ground, originally named the Fredericton Race Course Grounds. Its popularity quickly soared, becoming a preferred location for annual fairs thanks to the successful events and accompanying festivities.

Fredericton Raceway

Fredericton Raceway

Fredericton Raceway

Fredericton Raceway

Fredericton Raceway

Fredericton Raceway

Fredericton Raceway

The track’s fortunes improved significantly in 1863 when the York Driving Club contributed a one-mile track. Before this, the raceway had already made a name for itself as the first in the Maritimes to achieve a 2:30 mile trot. At the same time, plans were underway to build the splendid Exhibition Palace. The expansion continued with the addition of a ½ mile track on an adjacent plot, creating a haven for harness racing enthusiasts. This passion soon grew into a major industry in this part of Canada. Click here for a detailed history of the Raceway.

Today, the modern Fredericton Raceway and Exhibition facilities boast a ½ mile track, stables for 130 horses, covered seating for 1,200 spectators, and open seating for 200 more. It also features two excellent restaurants, the Winner’s Canteen and the Winner’s Lounge. Additional facilities include a cattle barn, a heavy horse barn, a coliseum, and an exhibition center. The centrally-located Capital Exhibit Centre offers 18,000 square feet of display area, canteen, and restroom facilities. The track also provides simulcasting three nights a week, with the live racing season running from May to September. Entrance requires a general admission fee, which includes clubhouse access.

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