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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The 2022 Fall race season at The Raceway at Western Fair District is set to kick off with the first program slated for Friday, September 30 at 4:50 PM. Live harness racing will take place on the evenings of Monday and Tuesday at 5:50, with Friday start times at 4:50 through to December 30. London’s return to harness racing will see the Forest City oval card eight $15,000 Prospect Series finals to kickstart the action on Friday’s opening night - where there will be ‘Prospect Series’ blankets presented to each Final winner. Free ‘welcome back’ programs and...

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

The Raceway at the Western Fair District has announced that the simulcast lounge / live racing area has moved to the East Annex location (directly beside the previous simulcast lounge). The change will take effect on Tuesday, September 13 when the Simulcast reopens at 1 p.m. for the Prince of Wales Stakes. As a result of the move, the Simulcast will be closed on Monday, September 12. Customers can access the simulcast from the east end trackside patio, also known as North Park. Access to simulcast will no longer be available through the main doors of The Raceway. Limited parking is...

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

The Raceway at Western Fair District is gearing up for a brand-new season as opening night is just around the corner -- scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30 with a post time of 4:50 p.m. The first night back of this upcoming 2022-2023 meet will feature the Prospect Series finals. The Prospect Series is a series of stakes races for two-year-old and three-year-old trotters and pacers that are Ontario-sired. The top eight point-getters from each division will square off against each other in eight $15,000 showdowns. Well-known racing analyst Robert Reid Jr., who has proven to be very popular...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

This is the fourth of five ‘WOW Signature Race Highlights’ written by longtime Raceway fan Shawn Crawford of Woodstock, Ontario - in all likelihood he’s been one of our biggest fans of The Raceway’s signature event for decades… Enjoy!    Bend It Like A J Storm Honor By Shawn Crawford 1991 would be my second trip to the Labatt Pace, but this would be the end of an era for Labatts' sponsorship of London's signature race as Molson would take over the reins in 1992....

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

This is the third of five ‘WOW Signature Race Highlights’ written by longtime Raceway fan Shawn Crawford of Woodstock, Ontario - in all likelihood he’s been one of our biggest fans of The Raceway’s signature event for decades… Enjoy!    Troubled Trip For Race Fave By Shawn Crawford In many races, at London, the first turn almost always plays a key role in the outcome. The Camluck Classic is no different. Over the years it has been a make or break moment for many. A prime example would be the 2000 edition...

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Monday, May 23, 2022

This is the second of five ‘WOW Signature Race Highlights’ written by longtime Raceway fan Shawn Crawford of Woodstock, Ontario - in all likelihood he’s been one of our biggest fans of The Raceway’s signature event for decades… Enjoy!    He's In My Spot! By Shawn Crawford Since 1990 I have always stood in the same spot in the London grandstand. It's normally an unwritten rule - that when you go to place your bets - your seat will still be there when you return... In 2005 the countdown was exciting...

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

This is the first of five 'WOW Signature Race Highlights' written by longtime Raceway fan Shawn Crawford of Woodstock, Ontario - in all likelihood he's been one of our biggest fans of The Raceway's signature event for decades... Enjoy!  We're almost there... We are now less than one week away from the 2022 edition of The Raceway at Western Fair District's signature event - the Camluck Classic! For me, it's like the days before Christmas. I'll be honest, I've been thinking of this year's event since mid-February....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

London, April 25, 2022 -- The London Classic Yearling Sale deadline - originally this past Friday, April 22 - has been extended through this week as expressions of interest continue to come in. “The numbers are encouraging, and I think we will be a little bit higher than I had anticipated,” said Sales Manager Greg Blanchard. “We had a few more trickle in over the weekend and some more calls today so we have decided to extend the deadline through this week so we make sure that everyone who had planned to enter has the opportunity to do so.” The LCYS will take...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The road to the 2022 National Driving Championship (NDC) scheduled at Century Mile Racetrack & Casino in Edmonton, Alta., will kick off with the Ontario Regional Driving Championship, the first of four regional events. Standardbred Canada is pleased to confirm the field of nine drivers for the Ontario Regional Driving Championship scheduled for Wednesday, May 11 at The Raceway at Western Fair District in London, Ont. The following drivers will be participating in the Ontario Regional Driving Championship: Travis Henry Trevor Henry Colin Kelly Brett MacDonald ...

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Monday, February 28, 2022

The Raceway Announces Wilson’s Tack Claiming Series  The Raceway at the Western Fair District has announced the Wilson’s Tack Claiming Series for $7,000 claimers. The series will consist of two divisions, one for Horses & Geldings and the other for Fillies & Mares. The first of two legs  will kick off on March 14th (F & M) and March 16th (H & G).  Leg 1:   Claiming Price: $7,000   Purse: $7,000  Leg 2:   Claiming Price: $8,500   Purse: $8,000  Final:  Purse: $14,000  No...

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