Day At The Track

The Raceway Gearing Up For Holiday Season

06:34 AM 13 Dec 2018 NZDT
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The Raceway at Western Fair District

London...The Raceway in London, Ontario, will once again be one of the busiest tracks in North America during this upcoming holiday season featuring seven harness racing programs over a 13-day period.

For the second consecutive year, The Raceway will team up with long time industry partner Wilson Tack to present Christmas In The Paddock on Saturday, December 22nd. This will be the final program prior to the Christmas break with a special start time of 1:15 p.m.

All horse people racing that week (December 17,18, 21 and 22) will have a chance to fill out a ballot for one of dozens of prizes to be drawn during the Saturday afternoon program.

Fans are reminded that in addition to that program, The Raceway also features live racing on December 26 (Boxing Day) at 1:15 p.m., December 28 at 6:55 p.m.,December 31 (New Year's Eve) at 6:55 p.m. and January 1 (New Year's Day) at 6:15 p.m. The first Wednesday program of the new year is slated for January 2nd at 6:15 p.m.

The great Foiled Again will make his final appearance in London on the evening of Friday, December 21st. The richest pacer of all-time and two-time Molson Pace champion will be on hand to meet fans during the night and there will be a special retirement presentation during the night were 150 fans will have a chance to take home a commemorative Foiled Again hockey puck.

Seats at the Top Of The Fair are going quickly for both the Boxing Day Brunch and New Year's Eve Buffet. To make reservations, call (519)-438-7203 (ext. 239) or email topofthefair@westernfairdistrict.com.

For full details on what's happening at The Raceway in December, visit www.westernfairdistrict.com.

The Raceway Holiday Draw Schedule

The Raceway at The Western Fair District would like to remind horse people of the holiday draw schedule and a pair of special post times over this holiday season.

There will be live racing on Boxing Day (Dec. 26) at 1:15 p.m. (Eastern) as well as a special New Year's Eve program with first post at 6:55 p.m.

The holiday draw schedule is as follows:

Race Date - Draw Date

Friday, Dec. 21 - Monday, Dec. 18

Saturday, Dec. 22 - Tuesday, Dec. 18

Wednesday, Dec. 26 - Wednesday, Dec. 20

Friday, Dec. 28 - Friday, Dec. 21

Monday, Dec. 31 - Thursday, Dec. 27

Tuesday, Jan. 1 - Friday, Dec. 28

Wednesday, Jan. 2 - Friday, Dec. 28

Friday, Jan. 4 - Saturday, Dec. 29

All boxes close at 9 a.m

Greg Gangle

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