Harrington Raceway in Delaware
Situated in Harrington, Delaware, the Harrington Raceway is a great place to go if you are looking for some live harness racing action. The track is located in Rider Road and it offers betting almost every night of the year – whether on live races, through simulcast off-track betting or on some other fun activity. The grounds are also used to host the annual fair and this helps to draw additional spectators at certain times of the year.
Harrington Raceway opened to the public in the 1940s and has proved to be a most successful venture. The multimillion-dollar raceway, featuring a lightning-fast half-mile oval, is still relatively new. The 2003 renovations not only resulted in a faster track but employed wider turns which make for safer racing conditions. Harness racing is conducted on the track between September and April each year and you will often spot some of the top horses and drivers in the country making their way around the track.
If you find yourself at the Harrington Raceway on a night when there is no racing, you’ll still have plenty to do. Since the passing of new gaming legislation laws in the state of Delaware in 1996, all three of the states racetracks have had video lottery machines installed. Harrington Raceway has as many as 1,151 full-service machines which make for plenty of fun and entertainment – especially when combined with great simulcast coverage of races across the country. Roughly 12% of the money made from these machines is put into purses – a fact which has helped to put Harrington Raceway on the map as one of the top tracks in the country. Big purses mean bigger winnings and the increase in purse size has also gone a long way to helping local horse owners, breeders and trainers improve their facilities and breeding programs. This means you get better horses and better action on the track. Some come to Harrington Raceway and enjoy great harness racing action!