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Friday, January 13, 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Caretaker of the Year. This award recognises the unsung heroes of racing – the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the horses on a daily basis. To nominate someone for Caretaker of the Year, please email us with the name of your nominee and a written description of why they deserve to be recognised as Caretaker of the Year. Nominations are due before January 27, 2017. Five finalists will be selected from the nominees, afterwards, public voting will take place in the Raceway's Race Office. The winner will be...

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Friday, November 25, 2016

The Raceway at Western Fair District is once again proud to support the Salvation Army’s annual toy drive. The initiative helps provide toys to boys and girls in the community and help bring the Christmas spirit to the less fortunate. The public is encouraged to drop off a new, unwrapped gift in The Raceway’s lobby, located at 900 King Street. The gifts donated will be delivered to children as part of the Salvation Army’s hamper program. The toy drive kicks of Friday November 25th and runs up until Sunday December 11th. More Information

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

There is a buzz in the air with live racing set to return this Friday at The Raceway at Western Fair District and it is going to be a busy October at the London oval.  Friday, October 7th will usher in the start of live racing and coincides with the second annual Oktoberfest celebration at the Western Fair District. To complement the Oktoberfest celebrations the wiener dogs will be back competing in the second annual Dachshund Dash. Additionally, the Raceway will offer Scratch ‘N’ Win program prizes, the Oktoberfest Pace and the Oktoberfest Stacked Deal which will include...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Gift For Every Mom! Mother’s Day is this Sunday, but don't worry we’ve got you covered when it comes to finding the perfect gift! Whether your mom is into food and drinks or has an eye for fancier things in life, there's something sure to WOW every mom! Plus you don't have to fret about shipping or driving all over the city because ALL of these gifts can be purchased and printed from home or purchased at the Western Fair District! Don’t sweat the small stuff this Sunday and browse our Mother’s Day gift guide...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Before you race off to Derby Day at the Raceway, check out these winning tips on what to wear! Kentucky Derby Women’s Apparel Ladies, it’s time to gussy up. The Derby is all about getting decked out, so start with a party dress in a spring solid or feminine pattern.      And a light wool scarf for a sophisticated cover-up, a retro race day hat or fantastically colourful purse to complete the look.     Big hats are a huge part of Derby style. Keep the sun out of your...

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Looking for fun activities and events you can enjoy as a whole family this March Break (March 11-20, 2016) in the London and area? Here's a list of a few local ideas to keep the boredom at bay over March Break! London Golf Show & Sale Learn More Young golfers will be able to develop their skills at the Pizza Pizza Kids’ Zone. Juniors can practice putting, driving and participate in chipping and putting lesson from TGA. Plus up to 75% off top brands and manufactures. Children 10 & under get in for free! March 12 & 13 • Progress Building,...

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Due to the impending winter storm which is forecasted to hit Southwestern Ontario throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening, officials at The Raceway at Western Fair District have cancelled Tuesday night’s live card of racing.  Environment Canada has issued both a snowfall and winter storm warning for the area which calls for freezing rain, heavy snow and blowing snow for the area with accumulations of up to 25 cm by Wednesday morning. Live racing is also scheduled for Wednesday evening at 6:15 p.m. and officials will monitor the weather and track conditions Wednesday...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Raceway at Western Fair District has cancelled training at the track on Wednesday morning due to the inclement weather that is being forecasted for the London area. Live racing is scheduled for Wednesday night at 6:15 p.m. Track officials will monitor weather conditions and forecasts on Wednesday morning and will advise on the status of the Wednesday night program at that time.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Due to the latest Environment Canada weather warning issued at 3:16 p.m., The Raceway has cancelled tonight’s program of live racing. The forecast calls for heavy snowfall and snow squalls, along with rapidly decreasing temperatures throughout the night. Raceway management and staff apologize to those affected for the inconvenience. Live racing is set to resume on Monday evening at 6:15 p.m.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Raceway wishes to advise customers that it will be making some modifications to its daily wagering menu for the balance of the month of February. Due to the constraints of a tight horse supply, The Raceway will be carding 10-race programs for the balance of the month, necessitating a change in where some key wagers are placed in the daily wagering menu. Beginning this Monday, February 8, the early Pick-4 wager will start at race three, while the early Super Hi-5 will be moved up to race six. The late Pick-4 will remain on race seven while the late Super Hi-5 will continue to be...

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