Welcome to Mäntyvaara, the racing track of Santa's hometown.

We offer action-packed experiences all year round!

The Mäntyvaara racing track is located approx. 10 kilometers from the center of Rovaniemi, surrounded by beautiful hill landscapes. 14 Toto harness races (official, bettable harness racing events) are held at Mäntyvaara per year. Betting is a popular activity that makes harness races even more exciting.

Racing is safe for horses even in the winter. The horses wear studded winter shoes that prevent their hooves from slipping on ice and snow. The Arctic Horse Race held in December is the top event of the winter, with world-leading jockeys competing against each other.

Arctic Horse Race 2019

14th December 2019

Arctic Horse Race 2019 is an international horse racing event held in Rovaniemi, attracting spectators from all around the world. The first Arctic Horse Race event ever will be held on Saturaday 14 December 2019 starting at 6 p.m.

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