Harrington Raceway is one of the nation's oldest racetracks and has run a race meet every year since 1946. The lightning-quick half-mile oval was reconstructed prior to the 2003 spring meet by veteran trackmasters Dan and Greg Coon. The renovations have resulted in wider turns, and ultimately a safer, faster racetrack. Some of the sport's top drivers and horses can be seen nightly during our racing season, which runs Sunday thru Thursday, with a 5:30 p.m. post time.
Gaming legislation in Delaware in 1996 allowed the state’s three racetracks to have video lottery machines. Presently, the Midway Slots and Simulcast at Harrington Raceway operates more than 2,000 full service machines.
Approximately 10% of the machine win goes towards purses. This has resulted in Harrington Raceway being able to distribute approximately $135,000 in purses nightly and establishing itself as a top track on the national circuit.
The increased purses has provided a capitol base for Delaware horsemen making it possible to upgrade their racing stables with faster, sounder and more consistent race horses. In addition, Delaware owned or bred horses get a 20% bonus on any Delaware owned or bred race.
Harrington Raceway has an array of promotions and specials to give our customers yet another reason to come to the track. For more information on live racing at Harrington, call us at 302-398-7223.