About the Rideau Carleton Raceway
Rideau Carleton Raceway, located in Ottawa, has been operating since 1962. And from even earlier beginnings,
1886, Horse Racing has been Canada's oldest form of legal gaming. Today it has evolved and is flourishing in
Ontario as an exciting crowd-pleasing sports spectacle.
Canadians and tourists gravitate in Ottawa to experience Canada's Capital, the home of its democracy, site of
architectural and historical significance and a wealth of cultural traditions and activities.
As a result of this regional vitality and especially since slot machines were added to its completely renovated
facility in 2000, millions of visitors have been attracted to Rideau Carleton Raceway, representing marvelous
opportunities to promote the sport of Harness Horse Racing to a new clientele.
And, now that the new state of the art Bingo Hall has opened, supporting 28 charities, there is a a chance to share the excitement with even more people.
Rideau Carleton Raceway and the local racing industry are enjoying the business boosting business of hosting
these additional attractions while displaying a more talented field of horses, reflected in increased purses and daily attendance. We have redefined ourselves
as a state-of-the-art dual racing and gaming entertainment destination.
Who we are and what we do:
Officers and Directors: Chairman of
the Board; Robert Fasken, President; Warren Armstrong,
Directors; Robert Fasken, Warren Armstrong, Victoria Wright,
Andrew Wright, Ken Mitchell, Dr. Bernard
Brennan and Glen MacArthur, Secretary/Treasurer; Richard Gardner.
Racing Officials: Race Secretary; Benôit Frenette,
Veterinarian; Dr. Lynn Blackburn, Starter & Patrol Judge;
Jamie Fiolek, Paddock Judge; Ernie O'Dwyer, Track
Announcer; Norm Borg, Chart Maker/Standardbred Canada
Representative; Kim Bonas.
Administration: General Manager; Jean Larose, Director of Food & Beverage and Executive Chef;
J.C. Bertin, Secretary/Treasurer; Richard Gardner, Marketing,
Special Events and Promotions; Anne Davis and Patrick La,
Country & Cultural Events, Town & Community Events; Chantal Guindon, Teletheatre & Simulcast Manager; Peter Andrusek,
Housekeeping Manager; Ruel Jimenez, Assistant Comptroller
and Simulcast Manager; Peter Andrusek, Pari-Mutuel Manager
and Simulcast Administrator; Peter Andrusek, Teletheatre
Manager; Reg MacFarlane, Backstretch Superintendent; Jeff
Taylor, Video Coordinator; Winston McCarthy, Track Photographer;
All Sport Photographic, Video Patrol & Photo Finish; Telephoto Technologies,
Totalizator; United Tote Inc.
Please Note: All guests to the Rideau Carleton Raceway dining room must be 19 years of age or older and in possession of valid, government issued, photo identification; guests 19 - 25 years old will be required to present a second piece of i.d. with a signature on it.
Exception: Every Sunday the dining room is open to all ages from 11am to 11pm; enjoy for our fabulous brunch or
dinner buffet with your family, trackside. There is a
family entrance conveniently located on the south side
of the building (right hand side when facing the building).