The only live pari-mutuel racing season in northwestern Alberta kicks off on July 7.
The Horses At Evergreen Park hit the track at Gordon Badger Stadium on that date and continue every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until August 26.
Post times are 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (until Aug. 3 when they switch to 6 p.m.) and 1 p.m. Sunday all season.
Four feature events at The Horses At Evergreen Park are the Grande Prairie Derby (July 22), Peace Country Derby (July 29), Alberta Derby (August 5) and the Mr. Mike's Paint The Park Pink - Race For The Cure (August 26). The Alberta Derby includes a fancy brunch at 11 a.m., with post time at 1 p.m., and tickets are available online at www.evergreenpark.ca
There is no admission fee and children are welcome.
Some of the top three-year-old horses in Western Canada will be racing the oval at J.D.A. Raceway looking for a share of over $50,000 in prize money at the Alberta Derby at Evergreen Park on Sunday, August 5.
This is the highlight event of The Horses At Evergreen Park each summer and is the day when the ladies pull out those fancy hats and the men dress up in their best suits. There will be prizes for best-dressed and, as always, the most extensive brunch in the Peace Country.
The racing is free, but there is a charge for the brunch - $39 for adults, $36 for seniors and $25 for children. You can get your brunch tickets by going to the Evergreen Park website at www.evergreenpark.ca and clicking on the Online Tickets link.The brunch goes at 11 a.m. and first race is 1 p.m