Century Mile: History in the Making

The construction of Century Mile marks a turnaround in Alberta’s horse racing industry, Paul Ryneveld, general manager, highlights why in this article.

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By: Allison Field |

The construction of Century Mile — the first mile-long track in Western Canada — will breathe new life into Alberta horse racing. In this Canadian Thoroughbred article, Century Mile general manager Paul Ryneveld explains that the easy access, ample acreage, and lack of other gaming in the area make the Leduc site ideal.

Ryneveld outlines ways in which Century Mile will give race fans a new type of experience, with less formality and more themed areas. Century Mile is also very modern in its use of social media to draw people in and showcase the world of racing.

Between Century Mile and Century Downs, race fans will have plentiful access to Thoroughbred, Standardbred, and Quarter Horse racing. Expect plenty of talent as well, as the length and surface of the new track is likely to attract owners who were leery of sending their horses to Western Canada in the past.

Read the full article on Canadian Thoroughbred.