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Experience Gordon Badger Stadium!

The Grandstand at Gordon Badger Stadium is a dominate feature of the park. It has a covered seating area with a capacity of 2,860 people that may be expanded to 5,760. The Gordon Badger Stadium is the stage for our 1/2 mile & 5/8 mile oval tracks for Live Racing. The Horses At Evergreen Park are active during two months of pari-mutuel racing July and August. This venue is perfect for Live Horse Racing, Outdoor Rodeos, World Professional Chuckwagon Races, Monster Trucks, Tractor Pulls, Music Festivals and more! For inquiries contact Evergreen Park at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call The Park at 780-532-3279

The Horses @ Evergreen Park



    It was a record-setting day at Evergreen Park on Sunday, July 26.

    For the first time ever the Alberta Derby was held at Evergreen Park and it was a huge success.

    The Derby Day, which also included the Grande Prairie Derby, attracted close to 3,000 spectators and saw a record one day handle of over $35,000.

    “Our local horse racing fans certainly responded positively to Evergreen Park being the host of the Alberta Derby,” said Evergreen Park Marketing, Sponsorship & Online Ticket Manager Don Moon. “That was the largest crowd for a day of horse racing ever in the Peace Country that wasn’t tied to another event like chuckwagon racing, county fair or some other affair. It was all 100 per cent pari-mutuel racing all day and it was amazing.”

    Extreme Denigray, an Alberta-bred thoroughbred (middle in photo above), won the Alberta Derby with jockey Tony Maragh aboard. The Grande Prairie Derby was won by Dense Fog, with Scott Williams behind the reins.

    Part of the Derby Day was a special brunch attended by almost 200 people and, of course, the fancy hats.

    “Hundreds of ladies dressed up in the fancy hats and some of the gentlemen also got involved too with bolo ties and hats,” said Moon. “There must have been 400 or more who got into the Derby spirit. Every year we so more and more dressing up. Derby Day has certainly become a go-to event in Grande Prairie.”

    Derby Day included 10 races with almost $100,000 in purse money being handed out.

    “Things like Derby Day go a long ways towards selling the sport,” said Moon. “The attendance and betting handle at The Horses At Evergreen Park continue to grow every year. Our facilities have always been top notch and that was recognized by the owners who were here for the first time for Derby Day. Our hope is to continue that growth.”

    Racing at Evergreen continues all summer every Friday and Saturday with a 6:30 p.m. post time and Sundays at 1 p.m. There is also racing on holiday Monday Aug. 1 at 1 p.m.


    ACCOMMODATIONS: Anyone looking for accommodations during The Horses At Evergreen Park (or at any other time) can book through Evergreen Park's Preferred Hotel, the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre.

    Here are the Boston Pizza Slow Horse Sweepstakes winners. They each receive a $50 gift certificate at Boston Pizza:

    slow horse sweepstakes for facebook





    Friday, July 10: Patti Willier

    Saturday, July 11: Sarah Sather

    Sunday, July 12: Carol Lambert

    Friday, July 17: Chris W.

    Saturday, July 18: Brian Descoteaus

    Sunday, July 19: Sandra Va Schaick

    Friday, July 24: Jerry Wilner

    Saturday, July 25: Liberty Wilard

    Sunday, July 26: Tasha Johnson



Past Events

    • Grande Prairie Sports Expo
    • WPCA Dodge Pro Tour Tarp Auction
    • Peace Region Petroleum Show
    • Grande Prairie Stompede
    • Dino Ball
    • Festival of Trees
    • MMA Fights
    • RV Shows
    • Home, Garden & Leisure Shows
    • Grow The North Conference
    • Praise 24
    • Weddings
    • Agri Show
    •  . . . and much more!

Gordon Badger Stadium Events

Sun Jul 26 @11:00AM -
Alberta Derby
Sun Jul 26 @ 1:00PM -
Horse Racing
Fri Jul 31 @ 6:30PM -
Horse Racing