The Raceway At The Western Fair District!
The Raceway in the Western Fair District has been officially hosting Harness Racing in London, Ontario for over 60 years!
Since 1961, we are proud to be South Western Ontario’s place to play! Featuring harness racing at its best - live on our half-mile track, October through May. Simulcast racing is available all year round, broadcasting races from all over North America!
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.
Top of the Fair Restaurant
Top of the Fair is located on the third floor of the Grandstand building at 900 King Street. It has a great view of the racetrack and is full of excitement. Top of the Fair is a spacious restaurant with floor-to-wall windows that overlooks our racetrack. We provide TV monitors on the tables to ensure that everyone can enjoy the races and not miss a thing! So come on out and enjoy our A La Carte dining experience and night at the races. You will not be disappointed!