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Thursday, May 26, 2022

This is the fifth 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!    The Foiled Again / State Treasurer Era Foiled Again, the richest standardbred of all time and arguably one of the most durable race horses to ever set foot on the planet would become a fan favourite in London, beginning in 2010, when he'd finish second...

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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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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

By Shannon 'Sugar' Doyle This Friday's eleven-dash program, at The Raceway, will play host to its traditional Auld Lang Syne Feature as the track looks forward to honouring its aged horses. Three fourteen-year-old pacers have been given preference to draw the inside posts in the Race 10 event. Here's a look at the field... 1. CIONA BROMACH 2. LAWMEN REIGN 3. LEAFS AND WINGS 4. ANOTHER GREAT PICK 5. DERBY DYLAN 6. HIDDEN POTENTIAL 7 HOLY CHIP 8. STONEBRIDGE SCOUT Here's a little info on the three oldest horses...

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

So here we are with a brand-new race meet in London... It's now 'week two' and one thing that certainly stands out, for me anyway, are the number of quick opening quarter miles we've seen. Last night we witnessed Oakrock Eldorado (Austin Sorrie) taking on Phone In (Colin Kelly) to the quarter mile in 26.3... And I'm pretty sure we've seen more 27 and change opening quarters, in just five race cards, than we saw during the whole 'shortened-up' race meet last season. Of course racing in summer-like temperatures, in October, is likely aiding in the...

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