Racing News

2022 Live Racing Season Concludes;
Live Racing returns in June 2023

August 30, 2022 - The 2022 live racing season came to an end at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, but there was no suspense when it came to deciding who would take home the driving and training titles – this year’s winners were ‘home and cooled’ going into the closing card.

Brett MacDonald won the dash title by virtue of his 45 trips to victory lane over the course of the season. Travis Cullen and Tyler Borth were next in line with 34 wins apiece.

Richard Moreau staked claim to another training title thanks to a 38-win campaign at the Innisfil, ON oval. Jodie Cullen (20 wins) was the runner-up in the standings, while Murray Brethour (14 wins) wound up third.

Live Racing at Georgian Downs will resume in June 2023.


Fashion Frenzie Wins Earl Rowe Trot

Fashion Frenzie Winning The Earl Rowe Trot

August 28, 2022 - Richard Moreau trainee Fashion Frenzie tucked a worthwhile tightener in his holster heading to the Maple Leaf Trot next week as he lowered the track record at Georgian Downs for aged trotting geldings in taking the racetrack's signature event, the $100,000 Honourable Earl Rowe Memorial Invitational, on Sunday (Aug. 28).

Driver Louis-Philippe Roy wasted little time to place the 2-5 choice on top to a :27.4 first quarter with Truffles Too sitting the pocket. That pair stayed in line through a :56.4 half and through three-quarters in 1:24.2 while the outer tier struggled with Mycrownmykingdom spinning his wheels uncovered and four lengths from the lead.

Rounding the bottom corner, Roy kept Fashion Frenzie to task as Truffles Too took aim from the pocket, but only gave pursuit to settle for second by 1-1/4 lengths in a 1:52.3 mile. The time bests the previous record for an aged trotting gelding of 1:53.2 first established in 2004 by Abbey Road C and later matched in 2021 by Arrakis. Combs Hanover finished third and Gold Edition took fourth.

For Fashion Frenzie, the Rowe victory gave him five-straight wins from five tries in 2022 and added to his resume of now 16 victories in 24 attempts. The four-year-old Archangel gelding has accrued $847,685 in purses for owners Ecurie Francis Richard Inc., Mario Bourgea, Pierre Guillemette and Sylvain Richard. He paid $2.40 to win.

Fashion Frenzie Wins Earl Rowe (SC)

Georgian Downs Grants Senior's Wish

Senior's Wish Association - GD racing photo
(Photo credit: Senior Wish Association)

July 26, 2022 - A visit to Georgian Downs to watch live harness racing was a wish come true for a special guest.

In a visit orchestrated by the Senior Wish Association, Georgian Downs hosted racing fan Ned Soulliere and his wife Linda for a special night at the track on Tuesday July 26. A dead-heat in the evening's first race dedicated to Soulliere added to the excitement of his visit as he joined the winner's circle celebrations, flanked by four-year-old pacing mares Better Kissthe Men and Wine And Cheese.

Georgian Downs, which has worked with the Senior Wish Association in the past, provided hats, betting vouchers, reserved lounge seating and facilitated a driver meet and greet and a paddock tour for the longtime racing fan.

Georgian Grants Senior's Wish (SC)

Teletheatre Open All Year

The Georgian Downs Teletheatre is open year-round for simulcast wagering.

Our onsite Teletheatre operating hours are:

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 12:00(noon) – 10:00PM (teller service available), Mondays & Tuesdays 12:00(noon) – 10:00PM (self-service wagering only), Wednesdays and Thursdays 12:00(noon) – 10:00PM, teller service 5:00PM – 10:00PM. 

Horses at the start

 Date  Key  Headline
August 31, 2022 SC Georgian Downs Wraps Up 2022 Season
August 28, 2022 SC Fashion Frenzie Trots Record In Earl Rowe
August 20, 2022 SC Impressive Dude Wins Prospect Series
August 16, 2022 SC Fillies Battle In Prospect Series
August 14, 2022 SC Gimmie A Corona Fastest In Prospect
August 7, 2022 SC McNairs Sweep OSS
August 3, 2022 SC Cullen's Crew Triples At Georgian
July 31, 2022 SC PC Mercury Ascends In Prospect
July 24, 2022 SC Marshall Zhukov Wins In Prospect Series
July 19, 2022 SC Freshman Fillies Impress In Prospect Series
July 18, 2022 SC Big Dream Fella Delivers In The Grassroots
July 17, 2022 SC Enola Delivers In Propsect Series
July 3, 2022 SC Margarita Morning Upset Winner At Georgian
June 26, 2022 SC King Cactus Conquers Pop-Up Final
June 19, 2022 SC Arch Adam Romps in Pop-Up Series
June 14, 2022 SC Kelly Collects Five At Georgian
June 12, 2022 SC Laugh Now Nabs pop-Up Prelim
June 11, 2022 SC Royal Leaf Rolls in Pop-Up Series
June 4, 2022 SC Georgian Opens 2022 Season