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HOW MANY TRACKS DOES WOODBINE RACETRACK HAVE?
Woodbine Racetrack is Canada’s primary racetrack located in Toronto, Ontario. It was opened in 1956 with two courses—a 7/8-mile turf course inside a one-mile dirt course. Thirty-seven years later in 1993 the track was remodeled. The next year in 1994 a 1.5 miles turf course was installed around the two original tracks. It was called the E.P. Taylor Turf Course and remains there to today. In the same year the original 7/8-mile turf track was converted to a crushed limestone track for harness racing. In 2018 it was it was returned to a turf track. In between these two turf tracks is the original 1-mile dirt track which functioned as such from 1956 to 2015. In 2015 it was converted to a synthetic track –polytrack. One year later, the track was resurfaced to a Tapeta synthetic track. So, for the last 27 years Woodbine has had three racing surfaces.