EDMONTON, AB – Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) and Northlands have reached an agreement that will see horse racing continue at Northlands Park Racetrack, while assisting Alberta’s horse racing industry during the 2017-2018 transition period.
In this agreement, Northlands Park will continue racing through 2017 and into June 2018. Century Mile is scheduled to open in July 2018.
“We are very grateful to Northlands Park for allowing racing to continue into 2018. The agreement allows the industry a seamless transition into Century Mile while addressing the unique needs of all breeds. We are very pleased at the spirit of cooperation that is indicated by this licence extension,” said Shirley McClellan, CEO of HRA.
“This is a win/win/win,” noted Tim Reid, President and CEO of Northlands. “It is a win for the HRA in that this deal provides stability and a go forward plan for the horse racing community. It is a win for the City of Edmonton in that it allowsadministration time to evaluate future Area Redevelopment Plans in accordance with the Council motion and timelines and it is a win for Northlands in that it affords us the time to continue to work on our future development plans.”
ABOUT HORSE RACING ALBERTA
Horse Racing Alberta is a private not-for-profit corporation mandated to govern, direct, control, regulate, market and promote the Alberta horse racing and breeding industry.
Northlands is deeply rooted in the community and is poised to undertake a remarkable transformation. As Canada’s largest agricultural society, Northlands has cultivated the knowledge and experience to bring people together, spark interest and shine a light on Alberta’s agricultural industry. Northlands will foster an appreciation for the industry and give insight into the journey from gate to plate through educational programs, special events and the province’s culinary/food distribution channels. For more information, please visit northlands.com.
For more information:
Public Relations Manager, Northlands
Marketing and Communications, Manager
Horse Racing Alberta