|Getting There |||Access off 25th Avenue and 3rd Street SE or Olympic Way and 14th Avenue SE|
|Cross Street |||Stampede Grounds|
|Administration: Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM, Weekends and Holidays: 9AM – 12noon.|
Profile Last Updated: September 04, 2008
When the Stampede pulls up stakes and leaves town, there is one spot on the grounds that remains active throughout the year - Stampede Park. The oval track hosts live thoroughbred and standardbred horse racing for seven months a year, plus year-round simulcast wagering from across North America and Hong Kong.
The Spring Thoroughbred Meet leads up to the Alberta Derby in mid-June, and the $200,000 Nat Christie Memorial, held in late August, is the crown jewel of the summer standardbred season. The grandstand at Stampede Park offers outdoor seating for those who just have to be close to the action. Hang out down near the rail and watch the horses twitch their ears as they warm up prior to the race.
High and Dry
When the weather takes a turn for the worst, you can head inside and watch the races on several televisions throughout the grandstand. If you prefer to sit in the lap of luxury, you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for it. You can enjoy a reserved box or rail seat in the clubhouse and swap betting strategies with your neighbours over a pre-race meal.