Robert Allen has a 50 year history in the horse racing & entertainment industry. He owned and operated Happy Valley Recreations in Calgary Alberta. Happy Valley featured an 18 hole golf course, large amusement area with Olympic size indoor swimming pool and a 1000 stall RV & tenting park. Happy Valley Recreations was sold in 1979 for a housing development. Alberta Downs constructed its first racetrack in Calgary in, in 1981 and it sold in 1998 for a housing and golf course development. In 2066 Alberta Downs commenced a new racetrack operation in Lacombe Alberta featuring a 1mile dirt track and the only turf track in western Canada. This allows us to be able to run Thoroughbred and Harness on the same card.