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Western Fair Equipment Pickup Info

May 21, 2020:

Management at The Raceway at Western Fair District would like to inform horsepeople of procedures to pick up equipment from the half-mile oval....read on

Shadow Place Returns To Canada

May 21, 2020:

"Growing up on the east coast, the Gold Cup & Saucer is the holy grail. So, to take him there, and let alone win it, was beyond anything I can ever describe. I actually thought I was going to pass out walking back to the winner's circle that night."...read on

2020 Camluck Classic Cancelled

May 4, 2020:

On Monday, May 4, officials with The Raceway at Western Fair District announced that the track has cancelled the 2020 edition of the Camluck Classic Invitational....read on

Downtime? No Downtime For Guse

May 3, 2020:

“There’s no such thing as downtime in my world. I have three children. Life can sometimes get crazy busy between working, racing and then raising a family. Thus far, I think I’ve done a pretty great job juggling it all... Life is good!”...read on

Spitzig Talks Horses, Western Fair

April 30, 2020:

“I didn’t think about it much (a career in harness racing) until I started coming back around the barn again when I was 19... I guess it was then that I started thinking about becoming a trainer, and I’d have my license soon after.”...read on

Maintaining A Family Tradition

April 13, 2020:

There was a time in the 1980s and early 1990s that the name of William 'Bud' Fritz was synonymous with harness racing in Ontario. The Fritz stable came as close to dominating the province’s sires stakes program as any single operation ever has....read on

Racing’s Meant To Be For Barr

April 7, 2020:

“There is no chance that I wasn’t going to be into the horses. My parents are into harness racing… The day I was born, my dad raced two horses, Coyote Sam and Future Honey, at Western Fair Raceway and they both won! For me, I think it’s just meant to be.”...read on

Rolling The Dice On Thatmomentinlife

April 5, 2020:

Michigan’s David Omicioli, owner of the successful mare Turbo Diva, recently reached out to The Raceway at Western Fair District after reading up on some profile pieces that the London, Ont. track has been producing....read on

Schneider Picks Harnesses Over Hockey

April 1, 2020:

“We’re still quite busy, with a stable of 15 horses. The only thing that’s really changed is the fact that we don’t race now. We still jog and train them. We’re still doing our thing week in and week out.”...read on

From Keener To ‘Capper

March 31, 2020:

“Sackville Downs had incredible crowds and handle up until it closed in the 1980s, so simply attending the races was enough to cultivate a strong interest in harness racing.”...read on

They're Off And...Riding?

March 28, 2020:

What does an older racehorse and a younger racehorse owner do with no horse racing currently taking place in Ontario?...read on

A 'Powerful' Wednesday In London

March 18, 2020:

On a Wednesday night (March 18) when horseplayers across North America gave The Raceway at Western Fair District their highest ever single-card betting turnover, Power And Grace ($4.20) posted a decisive two and a half-length win in the evening's featured $11,500 Preferred 2 Trot....read on

WFD Qualifying, Training Update

March 18, 2020:

Management at The Raceway at Western Fair District is advising horsepeople that beginning this Friday (March 20), qualifiers have been moved to 5:00 p.m. until further notice. Training at the WFD has also been cancelled until further notice....read on

Buttermilk Hanover Holds On

March 17, 2020:

The second choice in the betting, Buttermilk Hanover clung to a narrow victory in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 2 Pace at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Tuesday (March 17), a night where the evening’s total handle reached near-record levels....read on

Western Fair District Racing Tonight

March 17, 2020:

Horseplayers are reminded that The Raceway at Western Fair District is planning on going forward with its program of live racing that is scheduled for this evening (Wednesday, March 18)....read on


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