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Want to do something different for a night out near Bethany? Maybe shake up your usual going out for dinner routine?


Why not try the Kawartha Downs Grandstand Dining Room? The popular dining spot sells out on most race nights, so plan ahead.

You can watch all of the excitement of Harness Racing while dining on the famous buffet including aged prime rib, mashed potatoes, pasta, seafood, pork, chicken, vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, a delicious variety of salads and desserts. And the best part? The price has remained at $29.95 ($12.95 for children 2 to 12 years of age).

Going out with a group? No problem. Groups of 10 or more receive a reduced rate of $28.47. Each adult in the group receives a $2 betting voucher, and a $5 Shorelines Casino voucher. Groups of 6-9 will receive a $5 voucher for Shorelines Casino at Kawartha Downs.

Reserve your seats by calling 705-940-0237.

And for something totally unique, if you are planning a party for a birthday, anniversary, or any other milestone, just call the marketing director at 905-259-3889 to arrange a race named after your group, winner’s circle presentations or group photo.

Please note that the dining room is six levels of tiered seating and there is no elevator available and several sets of stairs to access the dining room. 

A great dining event paired with the excitement of harness racing is the perfect way to spend a summer evening.


In addition to the fact that horse racing is an exciting sport, it is also a dynamic business and a major contributor to the agricultural economy in Ontario. Kawartha Downs features harness or Standardbred racing where the horses are attached to a race bike (called a sulky) and are steered by drivers through a one mile race.

Kawartha Downs is a five-eighths mile track which means the races start on the far side (away from the grandstand) of the racetrack, pass by the grandstand and race once more around the track with the exciting finish right in front of the fans and grandstand.

The horses competing in harness racing have two distinct gaits.


Pacers are the most common. They move with both legs on the same side operating together. The front and hind legs on the right and left side move together.

The majority of pacers wear equipment called hopples which help them maintain their gait.


When a trotter races their opposite legs work together – the front right and left rear come forward at the same time and vice versa.

The Standardbred horse is noted for its versatility and even temperament.

Visit the website at http://www.kawarthadowns.com/ for updates to the August and September calendar.

Kawartha Downs & Speedway 1382 County Rd. #28 Fraserville, Ontario K0L 1V0

Phone: (705) 939-6316 Fax: (705) 939-6276 Email: race@kawarthadowns.com


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