Race fans were treated to another fantastic opening day at Clinton Raceway! The weather was great, and the crowds were out in full force for the first of the 15 Sunday's in the 2014 live harness season.
The winning was hot both on and off the track. Race fans had the chance to win a 55" Samsung TV, courtesy of Groves TV & Appliance in Clinton. The lucky winner, Ilene Scott, of Port Elgin, chose her horse (Fit For Will) because her husbands name is Will - it worked! Illene took home the grand prize.
Central Huron Secondary School was on site, raising funds for their 2014 challenge day fundraiser in the fall of 2014. A great success, raising over $1000 for the event in November.
"We've made some significant changes to the grandstand" states Ian Fleming, track General Manager. "It's become even fan friendlier". New paint, new TV's, opening up the food and bar area, new stairs to the grandstand and a new customer service area are just a few of the changes made this spring. There are more to come in the next month, new pavement in the parking lot and the addition of bucket seats in the grandstand are on the agenda.
The Super Sunday Show was back on track-side, with the addition of some new games, and lots of fun between the races to keep fans entertained.
Live harness racing returns to the Huron County Oval Sunday May 24 with the Standardbred Canada Appreciation day, the chance to win three great prizes to the Molson Pace in London, The Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk and the 34th Annual Charity Driver's Challenge at Clinton Raceway. The event includes a pork bbq, program and betting voucher for only $10 (Standardbred Canada/I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club Members). Register in advance for this great event by calling 519.955.6820. Live race post time is 1:30pm All Summer Longby Jessica Carnochan, for Clinton Raceway