Chuckwagon Racing with Kurt Bensmiller

Oct 18,2018 Lisa V

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino will be the host of the WPCA World Chuckwagon Racing Finals from August 21-25, 2019! This 5-day championship event will feature the world’s premiere chuckwagon drivers, outriders and horses.

Chuckwagon racing fans will have the opportunity to see the horses up close and experience the action with high profile stars including the likes of Calgary Stampede and World Champions Jason Glass, Luke Tournier, Kirk Sutherland and Kurt Bensmiller.

Bensmiller has had quite an exciting career. Over the past five seasons he has won three World Championships, four Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby Championships, three Calgary Stampede Aggregate Titles, and two Ponoka Stampede Championships.

When asked about what this means to the Chuckwagon Drivers, Bensmiller said, “It’s a very exciting time for us to be able to have such a prestigious event to have an actual WPCA Finals now. Everybody’s excited and really looking forward to the 2019 season.”

Bensmiller also explained what the Chuckwagon Drivers are up to in the off-season, “As soon as we’re done wagon racing, a lot of us take off to different Thoroughbred racetracks and pick up new horses and we retrain them to drive wagons, and we have a busy couple months of Spring training before we come back and actually start racing again.”

Head on over to Century Downs’ YouTube channel or Facebook page (@CenturyDowns) for the full video with Kurt Bensmiller.


Join us on Thursday, October 25 every half hour from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for your chance to win your share of $10,000! A lucky winner of $250 in slot play will be drawn at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. At 8 p.m. a lucky winner of $1,500 cash will be drawn. At 8:30 p.m. the grand prize winner of $7,500 cash will be drawn. Must be present to win. If there is no winner in any of the draws, another winner will be drawn until one is found. Start earning your ballots by swiping your Winners’ Zone card, winning jackpots and dining in the Mid City Grill for your chance to win! Must present a Winners’ Zone card and valid photo ID to redeem prizing.

Join us for our Spooktacular Events on the last day of Thoroughbred racing on October 28 for a spectacular family fun-filled day! We’ll be having spooky special guests, face painters, a candy scramble, a pumpkin carving contest and a pick-a-pumpkin pumpkin patch (first come, first served by donation to Prairie Sky Equine Assisted Therapy)

See you at Century Downs!