The horses and jockeys are returning to Kin Race Track for another season of Vernon Racing Days.

The horses and jockeys are returning to Kin Race Track for another season of Vernon Racing Days.

Horse racing returns to track

The first day of races at Kin Race Track is scheduled for July 14, with races also set for July 28 and August 18

Horse racing is returning to Vernon’s Kin Race Track.

The first day of races is scheduled for July 14, with races also set for July 28 and August 18.

“This will mark the 120th year of racing at the site, the oldest race track in Canada,” said Ed Woolley, president of the Okanagan Equestrian Society.

The gates open at noon with the parade to post for the first race at 1:15 p.m.

“About 1,200 people per day attended last year’s races and we expect similar attendance this year,” said Woolley.

“Entries for this year’s races are expected from B.C, Alberta and the northwest U.S. A number of local horses will also be competing for the prize money and have been training at the track since April.”

The society is still looking for volunteers interested in helping out on race days.

Anyone who wishes to volunteer can contact Woolley at edwoolley@woolleylaw.ca