15 West Rider Road
Harrington, DE 19952
Tel: (302) 398-RACE
Race Office: (302) 398-5970
Harrington Raceway's 62nd year of harness racing action began on April 20th. 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 1650 full service machines, however currently the casino is undergoing a major $40 million expansion, that will include a new building that will increase the total number of machines to more than 2,100.
Approximately 12% of the machine win goes towards purses. This has resulted in Harrington Raceway being able to distribute approximately $150,000 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.
From the North
Travel U.S. Route 13 southward. At Harrington, continue past the Route 14 intersection and the railroad tracks. The raceway is on the right.
From the South
Travel U.S. Route 13 northward. The raceway is located 4 miles north of Farmington.
From the Beaches
Travel Route 1 or 113 northward to Milford. Turn left onto Route 14 and travel westward 9 miles to the Route 13 intersection at Harrington. Turn left at Route 13 and travel southward past the railroad tracks. The raceway is on the right.
From the Washington/Baltimore Area
Travel U.S. Route 50 (Route 50/301) eastward over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Continue to the Route 50/301 split. Select Route 50 (not Route 301). Travel Route 50 to Route 404 at Wye Mills. Turn left on to Route 404 and travel eastward to the Denton by-pass. Exit on to Route 313, and travel northward to the intersection with Route 317. Travel Route 317 eastward. Route 317 becomes Route 14 as you cross into Delaware. Travel Route 14 eastward to Harrington. Follow signs to the raceway.