Over 80 horses entered the box for the 4th and final card of the 2013 Lakeshore Horse Racing Association meet, at the Leamington Fair Grounds.
Organizers are extremely pleased with the turnout and support from local horsemen and businesses. In fact, all 40 of the live race sponsorships for the meet were sold out in less than a week. The 4 day meet has included several extracurricular activities, including Guest National Anthem Singers, Riders Under Saddle, Parade Marshall horses, the “So you think you can drive” and “I Love Canadian Harness Racing” groups.
Family Day this Sunday is jam packed with activities including an Off Kilter Equine demonstration, a petting zoo, meet and greet with Hall of Famers Dave Wall and Bob McIntosh, World Champion driver Jody Jamieson, and Doug Mcintosh.
One lucky fan will also win a 50 inch Panasonic TV courtesy of Ernies TV in Kingsville, and the group encourages people to bring a non-perishable food item to the races for the local Salvation Army Food Drive.
Leamington’s final live race program for 2013 goes this Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm.