Proposed Closure of Northlands Park Not Definite

Track president Tim Reid recently left the door open for the continuation of racing at the Edmonton track.

Edmonton Sun

Edmonton's Northlands Park might not be closing for live racing after all.

Apparently, the proposed closure of Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta, is not a done deal.

Track president Tim Reid, who earlier this year stated that Northlands is getting out of the horse racing business, more recently said that the plan isn't definite.

"We have made it clear that our plans are not to continue racing at this site," Reid said during Tuesday's post position draw for this weekend's Canadian Derby for Thoroughbreds. "But we've also got to listen to our stakeholders -- the owners, trainers, and jockeys -- and be considerate of their industry."

Northlands Park primarily conducts Thoroughbred racing but also hosts a few Quarter Horse races every year, including this Saturday's Alberta Stallion Derby (R).

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