Presque Isle Downs and Casino is Pennsylvanias newest racetrack and it is located just South of Erie.. The casino opened in February 2007 and the 1 mile oval track opened on September 2, 2007. The racing surface is paved with the synthetic material Tapeta Footings, a mixture of sand, rubber, and fiber with a wax coating. It is the first synthetic horse racetrack that is longer than 1 mile in the Northeast.
Presque Isle Downs is owned by MTR Gaming Group Inc., which also owns Mountaineer Race Track in West Virginia.