Presque Isle Downs
8199 Perry Highway
Erie, PA , 16509

(814) 860-8999

Racing Dates: 2011-05-17 until 2011-10-01
Number of Racing Days: 140

RacetrackTrack Length: One mile, Oval
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Presque Isle Downs History

Presque Isle Downs and Casino is a casino and horse racing track complex located south of Erie, Pennsylvania. The owner, MTR Gaming Group, broke ground in October 2005 for its new facility, which opened on February 28, 2007. It contains 2,000 slot machines. The 1 mile (1.6 km) oval track opened on September 2, 2007. It is paved with the synthetic material Tapeta Footings (a mixture of sand, rubber, fiber with a wax coating). It's the first synthetic horse racetrack that is longer than 1 mile (2 km) in the Northeast and the first racetrack paved with Tapeta in the United States. Simulcasting was transferred from its former upper Peach Street location and became operational in August 2007.

Some of the races at Presque Isle Downs include:

Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes, Grade II

Presque Isle Mile

Tom Ridge Labor Day Stakes

Gaming revenue is split between the operator (45%) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (55%), the latter of which will use the funds for property tax relief, economic development and tourism, and the horse racing industry. Revenue from table games goes to the state's general fund and the local government.

More About Presque Isle Downs

Presque Isle Downs & Casino now operates table games, along with 2,000 slot machines.

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Additional Driving Directions:
From Buffalo, NY
I-90 West to Exit 27.Make a left off the exit .Entrance to Presque Isle Downs is on the left.
From Cleveland, OH
I-90 East to Exit 27. Make a right off the exit .Entrance to Presque Isle Downs is on the left.
From Pittsburgh, PA
I-79 North to I-90 East . Exit 27 Make a right off the exit. Entrance to Presque Isle Downs is on the left.
From Youngstown, OH
Route 11 North to I-90 East. Take exit 27 . Make a right off the exit . Entrance to Presque Isle Downs is on the left.