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Western Fair District Greenlights New Horse Racing Season

Western Fair District is preparing for a stellar new season filled with riveting live races and hefty purses for the most prominent horses. October 7 is about to see its official beginning at The Raceway with a post time 6:15 p.m. bringing together like-minded people interested in live horse racing.

The past half a year has taken its toll on the horse racing field of Ontario and this has had its impact on Western Fair District in London too. Live racing on its premises remained unavailable but this week is about to see some changes and the introduction of something entirely new to the local audience. Wednesday will see the official return of live harness racing at The Raceway.

The Raceway

The new 2020/2021 live racing season is here to excite everyone about the upcoming months of operation, as it is ready to kick things off with premium live races. October 7 will see the beginning of the new season that will see live races on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Individuals interested in regular horse racing in London would notice that Tuesdays are no longer reserved for live harness events.

Such a change is needed because of the unprecedented situation around the globe. Shifting the second weekly race to Wednesday is about to give the horse racetrack more time to thoroughly disinfect the paddock area before the next live event. This will ensure that all safety and health protocols are implemented and individuals can have piece of mind. This season is projected to cover the upcoming weeks all the way to December 31.

London residents eager to watch live harness racing will be delighted to learn that the fall months will bring many diverse live events part of Western Fair District’s live schedule. Fridays will no longer feature post time of 6:55 p.m., but instead, they will see the official start of live harness racing at 6:15 p.m.

Live Racing

Such a change was needed in order to keep things simple throughout the week and not cause any confusion. Such a post time will also position The Raceway better in the overall live horse racing field of Canada. October 9 is expected to be an important Friday for the region, as it will see the Ontario Sires Stakes. This event is set to pave the way for the final step at Woodbine Mohawk Park on October 17.

Next Saturday will see the Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals take place there. When it comes to placing bets on the live events, individuals will experience a new Pick-5 wager transforming the first race each night. It comes with a CA$2,000 guaranteed prize pool, as well as a 15-percent takeout. This new offering is expected to attract more individuals ready to place a wager live.

All horse racing fans should keep in mind that the Top of the Fair restaurant will be open throughout the live racing season. Up to 150 individuals could enter it at all times, promoting physical distancing between them.