Century Casinos has reached important milestones towards the opening of Century Mile Racetrack and Casino in South Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
At Century Mile Racetrack and Casino, thoroughbred race horses took to the just completed racetrack for the first time on October 26, 2018, when they galloped a full test lap of the one-mile oval. Up to 800 thoroughbred race horses will go through their daily training regimen when the stable area and racetrack will open for training in spring of 2019. The casino and the racetrack at Century Mile are scheduled for opening in April of 2019.
Further, the company and the Alberta Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, representing the owners of thoroughbred race horses, signed an important long-term agreement, covering the use of the racing, training and stabling facilities at Century Downs and Century Mile as well as sharing of revenues. This agreement will be furthering horse racing in Alberta by providing continuity and sustainability. The formal signing of the agreement took place before press and horse racing industry members on the second floor of the new Century Mile Racetrack and Casino building.
Century stated: “We are also very excited to announce that Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in North Calgary will be the host of the WPCA World Chuckwagon Racing Finals from August 21 to 25 of next year. Chuckwagon racing fans will have the opportunity to see the horses up close and experience the action with high profile Chuckwagon Racing stars. This five-day championship event will feature the world’s premiere chuckwagon drivers, outriders and horses and is expected to draw huge crowds to our property.”