Racing began over 140 years ago when men would race their horses for bragging rights after church. It turned into an afternoon of festivities for the families as the children would play between dashes while the wives would enjoy some “girl time” with each other. When the races started they would cheer for their favourites.
Things became more organized at Dresden Raceway when a group of men including Jack Martin, George Deacon, Jack Latimer, Ray Unsworth and a group of others got together to build the track where it stands.
Live Harness Racing Dates for 2019
- Sunday, May 26th
- Sunday, June 2nd, Sunday, June 9th, Sunday, June 15th, Sunday, June 23rd
- Monday, July 1st, Sunday, July 7th, Sunday, July 14th, Sunday, July 21st, Sunday, July 28th
- Last day of racing Monday, August 5th
Opening Summer 2019
Cascades Casino Chatham will house over 300 slots and 12 table games along with Gateway's signature restaurant brands MATCH Eatery & Public House and The Buffet.