The ND Racing Commission celebrated 20 years of racing the past weekend with a FMWF Chamber ribbon cutting, prior to the start of the racing season. The ND Horse Park brings in horse-racing enthusiasts from around the region to compete during the four weekends of the in-town racing season.
Trish Enger, ND Horse Park Board member, said, “It started with an idea in 2000, and now there are 215 horses in the barns next door. Many people don’t even know we have live horseracing right here in town. This year we have eight days of racing that provide a lot of fun that’s family friendly.”
The ND Horse Park is just west of I-29 on 19th Avenue North in Fargo, and offers live thoroughbred and quarter horse racing each Friday and Saturday through August 1. According to ND Racing Commissioner Jack Schulz, horseracing not only continued during Covid, but actually expanded. The North Dakota certified bred horses are an important part of the competition seen each weekend.
Add to your summer bucket list with a trip to the races: great outdoor fun for the whole family!