Century Downs

Calgary Horse Racing at Century Downs

Media Coverage

CBC


New track, casino touted as ‘mecca’ of horse racing $24-million project to be built near Balzac CBC News Posted: Dec 04, 2013 10:02 PM MT http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/new-track-casino-touted-as-mecca-of-horse-racing-1.2451604

CTV


New race track and casino set to break ground Colleen Schmidt, CTV Calgary Published Wednesday, December 4, 2013 3:14PM MST http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/new-race-track-and-casino-set-to-break-ground-1.1574728

Calgary Herald


Racetrack/Casino entertainment centre planned for Balzac Completion expected by end of 2014 By Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald December 4, 2013
Story no longer available on the Calgary Herald website.

Calgary Sun


Horse racing set to return to Calgary area with with new track and casino near CrossIron Mills By Shawn Logan ,Calgary Sun First posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 05:29 PM MST http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/12/04/horse-racing-set-to-return-to-calgary-area-with-with-new-track-and-casino-near-crossiron-mills

660 NEWS


And They’re Off! Ceremonial groundbreaking for new Calgary horse racetrack and casino Lucas Meyer Dec 4, 2013 http://www.660news.com/2013/12/04/and-theyre-off-ceremonial-groundbreaking-for-new-calgary-horse-racetrack-and-casino/

Standardbred Canada


S-Bred Racing At Balzac At End Of 2014 Published: December 4, 2013 10:57 am ET http://www.standardbredcanada.ca/news/12-4-13/century-casinos-inc-provides-details-balzac-project.html

 

12/04/2013 2:25PM Racetrack planned for Calgary area By Matt Hegarty http://www.drf.com/news/racetrack-planned-calgary-area

Partners to Build Racetrack Casino in Calgary By Blood-Horse Staff December 4, 2013 1:26 PM International, Midwest Region http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/82288/partners-to-build-racetrack-casino-in-calgary

Century Casinos of Colorado Springs building $23 million project near Calgary by WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com – • Published: December 3, 2013 http://gazette.com/century-casinos-of-colorado-springs-building-23-million-project-near-calgary/article/1510413

Century Casinos provides update on “Century Downs Racetrack and Casino” project 4 December 2013 http://www.casinocitytimes.com/news/article/century-casinos-provides-update-on-century-downs-racetrack-and-casino-project-207558

 

November 28, 2013 – MEDIA ADVISORY

On December 4, 2013 at 11 am, the ceremonial shovel will break ground of a new horse race track and casino just north of Calgary next to the CrossIron shopping mall. Media are invited to a development presentation and Q&A session that will run from 11am to noon (Wednesday, December 4, 2013) at Century Casino Calgary, 1010 42 Ave SE, Calgary. Further information will be provided December 2, 2013.

The United Horsemen of Alberta Inc. (“UHA”) is a private corporation based in Calgary, Alberta. UHA was organized in 2002, primarily by Alberta Horsemen and other interested parties, with the sole purpose of designing, developing and operating a world class horse racing facility and racing entertainment centre for the greater Calgary area. Contact: Darcy Marler, Tel. (403) 615-1316

Century Casinos, Inc., (“Century Casinos”) founded 1992, is an international casino entertainment company. Century Casinos has been listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market® since 1994 and on the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2005 under the symbol CNTY. Contact: Paul Ryneveld , Cel. (403) 585-4810

Contact: Matterhorn PR, David Howse Tel (403) 991-8863, Email: howse@matterhornpr.ca

 

 

December 3, 2013 – For Immediate Release

Calgary, Alberta, Canada Horse Racetrack and Casino Ceremonial Ground Breaking

CALGARY, Alberta, December 3, 2013 – United Horsemen of Alberta and Century Casinos are inviting interested media to a ceremonial ground breaking and meet the press tomorrow December 4, 2013 at 11 A.M. at Century Casino Calgary, 1010 42 Ave SE, Calgary. The project, which will be presented, will be the only horse racetrack in the Calgary area and will consist of a 5.5 furlongs (0.7 miles) racetrack and a Racing Entertainment Centre, including a gaming floor offering 550 gaming machines, a bar, a lounge, restaurant facilities and an off-track betting area.

Present at the ceremonial ground breaking ceremony will be United Horsemen of Alberta’s President and directors, Century Casinos Vice President Operations and management, Horse Racing Alberta’s CEO and directors as well as provincial and local government officials and members of the horse racing industry. Media are invited to the development presentation and Q&A session that will run from 11am to noon (Wednesday, December 4, 2013).

The United Horsemen of Alberta Inc. (“UHA”) is a private corporation based in Calgary, Alberta. UHA was organized in 2002, primarily by Alberta Horsemen and other interested parties, with the sole purpose of designing, developing and operating a world class horse racing facility and racing entertainment centre for the greater Calgary area. Contact: Darcy Marler, Tel. (403) 615-1316,

Century Casinos, Inc., (“Century Casinos”) founded 1992, is an international casino entertainment company. Century Casinos has been listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market® since 1994 and on the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2005 under the symbol CNTY. Contact: Paul Ryneveld , Cel. (403) 585-4810, Email:

Contact: Matterhorn PR, David Howse Tel (403) 991-8863, Email: howse@matterhornpr.ca

 

 

December 4, 2013 – For Immediate Release

Calgary, Alberta, Canada Horse Racetrack and Casino

CALGARY, Alberta, December 4, 2013 – United Horsemen of Alberta and Century Casinos announced today they will be building a racetrack and casino. The project, which will be called “Century Downs Racetrack and Casino,” will be the only horse racetrack in the Calgary area and will consist of a 5.5 furlongs (0.7 miles) racetrack and a casino, including a gaming floor offering 550 gaming machines, a bar, a lounge, restaurant facilities and an off-track betting area.

The project is located less than one mile north of the city limits of Calgary and 4.5 miles from the Calgary International Airport. The location is ideally positioned exiting off the Queen Elizabeth II Highway and next to the CrossIron Mills shopping mall. It will capture both the north and the northwest Calgary markets, which do not currently have a casino. United Horsemen of Alberta and Century Casinos anticipate to spend CAD 24 million on the construction of the racetrack and casino, the funding thereof has been secured, with an opening date by the end of 2014 with Standardbred racing. Thoroughbred racing will commence in 2016.

The United Horsemen of Alberta Inc. (“UHA”) is a private corporation based in Calgary, Alberta. UHA was organized in 2002, primarily by Alberta Horsemen and other interested parties, with the sole purpose of designing, developing and operating a world class horse racing facility and racing entertainment centre for the greater Calgary area. Contact: Darcy Marler, Tel. (403) 615-1316,

Century Casinos, Inc., (“Century Casinos”) founded 1992, is an international casino entertainment company. Century Casinos has been listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market® since 1994 and on the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2005 under the symbol CNTY. Contact: Paul Ryneveld , Cel. (403) 585-4810

Contact: Matterhorn PR, David Howse Tel (403) 991-8863, Email: howse@matterhornpr.ca