Day At The Track

Western Fair District Veteran's Classic

06:09 AM 16 Oct 2019 NZDT
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1st Hussars Cavalry, harness racing
The London 1st Hussars Cavalry will be at The Raceway
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London, Ontario: The Raceway at Western Fair District is proud to be hosting its third annual ‘Veterans’ Classic’ night this Friday - a special night of horse racing and celebration at the Western Fair District which honours our military.

The event has continued to grow and this year will feature over 30 military displays as well as a barbecue from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Free “Lest We Forget” bracelets will be given out to the first 200 people to visit the military displays which will be set up in the East Annex of the grandstand.

The evening will also include a military opening ceremony, the 1st Hussars Cavalry skill at arms demo along with a Red Knight flyover.

These events will be followed by the closing ceremonies and the start of live racing where the Raceway will be honouring the military between races.

Pipe bands will be on hand through-out the evening to entertain everyone.

The event will support the Poppy Fund and Parkwood Veterans through fundraising efforts. Those attending are encouraged to wear red to honour our military.

Doors will open on Friday night at 4:30 p.m. The opening ceremonies will follow at 5:00 p.m. with live racing beginning at 6:55 p.m. For complete details, visit www.westernfairdistrict.com.

by Greg Blanchard, for The Raceway

 

 

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