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  But, Where is the Finish Line!

SweetwaterEnergy Downs

You will find Energy Downs at the Cam-Plex facility in Gillette, Wyoming. It's your typical Western Fair Track, it features an open air grandstand that seats 3,000 people. The track appears to be a five eights mile dirt oval. One thing that seems to be missing is the finish line.

SweetwaterHarvey, by a snout

Thanks to instant racing, pari mutual racing returned to Energy Downs in 2015, after a nineteen year hiatus. I have no idea what name the track went by back then. Racing came back for three days in 2015 and has been upped to six days in 2016. If you want to try instant racing or simulcasting, you have to head to the Sundance Lounge. 

In 1985, Harvey Wallbanger broke his maiden at Energy Downs, he won a 110yd match race against a quarter horse by two and a half lengths. From there he would go on to win 79 of 93 races in the United States, Canada and Mexico against quarter horses, thoroughbreds and standardbreds. Not to shabby for a one ton Bison!