About The Raceway

South Western Ontario’s Place to Play!

The Raceway in the Western Fair District has been officially hosting Harness Racing in London, Ontario for over 50 years!

Our Live Racing season runs October through May and we race 3-4 times a week depending on the time of year! We are open 7 days a week for simulcast racing! You can bet on many different tracks all over North America.

Harness racing is a sport where a special breed of horses, called Standardbreds, race around a track while pulling a driver in a two wheeled cart called a “sulky.” The horses reach speeds of more than 30 mph

The name “Standardbred” originated because the early trotters (pacers would not come into the picture until much later) were required to reach a certain time standard for the mile distance in order to be registered as part of the new breed. The mile is still the standard distance covered in nearly every harness race. The Raceway is a ½ mile track and because of that you will see the horse’s race twice around the oval in a race.

 


 

Live Racing Schedule

Current Race Schedule: May 2015
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday – first post time at 6:15 PM
Fridays – first post time at 7:05 PM

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