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Century Downs (CDR) and Century Mile (CMR) Industry Updates

Project Updates:

  1. Century Downs Re-sloping/Grading of Racetrack:
    Status update: Completed. The track has been surveyed and reset to the original design with GPS heavy equipment by KLS Earthworks and Environmental.
  2. Century Downs to install insulation, heat, and assessable hot water in Barn #3, #4, #5, #6. Scheduled to be completed by April 1, 2024, or sooner.
    Status update: Insulation Completed. Heaters hung, finishing touches on mechanical and electrical.
  3. Century Downs procured the same Thoroughbred/ Quarter Horse race surface material as used at the Century Mile and will be utilized for the Fall 2024 Thoroughbred/Quarter Horse race meet.
    Status update: Completed.
  4. Century Downs installing racetrack lights. Scheduled to be implemented by April 1, 2025, or sooner.
    Status update: Initial drawings of light fixtures received. Light fixture and electrical infrastructure fitup quoting underway.

Racing and Backstretch Updates:

  1. HRA will conduct a racetrack inspection confirming the track’s suitability to conduct safe live racing. Any deficiencies or recommendations identified will be accessed and addressed in a timely manner.
    • Ensure each racetrack accommodates standardized and consistent sloped turns suitable for each breed to race on interchangeably.
    • Ensure a suitable and safe racing surface supervised by a dedicated and experienced Track Superintendent for each breed.
  2. HRA and industry have established an A-Track Safety and Improvement Subcommittee to monitor and report on the progress and performance of the investments being completed at CDR and CMR as indicated above in point one. The initial kick off meeting took place on January 17, 2024.
  3. Century would like to welcome back the standardbreds to Century Downs for their 2024 race season and welcome back the thoroughbreds and quarter horses to Century Mile for their 2024 racing season.
Barn Insulation | Hybrid GPS for race video

Barn Insulation | Hybrid GPS for race video coming in 2024

Fun Facts – Did You Know?

Starting for the 2024 race season both CDR and CMR are working to implement the Hybrid-GPS System

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