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Reactions From O'Briens Hosts

February 7, 2020:

"You have to keep it fresh because probably about 60 percent of the people who come out come out every year...we want to make it entertaining. It's a great night to celebrate Canadian harness racing but it's also about having a good time, too."...read on

More Reactions From O'Brien Winners

February 4, 2020:

The crew from COSA TV was on hand at the 2019 O'Brien Awards this past Saturday (February 1) and caught up with some of the winning connections after the event....read on

Personnel Changes At Western Fair

June 6, 2019:

The Raceway at Western Fair District recently wrapped up its 2018-19 live racing season and with that some personnel changes have been announced....read on

Greg Blanchard's Fantasy Stable

May 10, 2019:

Who would harness racing's sharpest minds select in the 2019 Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable? Trot Insider will feature 'expert picks' in advance of the deadline for this year's contest, brought to you in partnership with the Breeders Crown....read on

Local Reaction To Western Fair Situation

January 13, 2019:

In light of Gateway Casinos’ announcement that it has leased land for development elsewhere in London, Ont., the CBC has taken a trip to The Raceway at Western Fair District to discuss the topic of gaming potentially leaving the stalwart harness facility....read on

Greg Blanchard's Fantasy Stable

May 4, 2018:

Who would harness racing's sharpest minds select in the 2018 Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable? Trot Insider will feature 'expert picks' in advance of the contest entry deadline....read on

Participants Comment On Funding

March 28, 2018:

"We look at this as a foundation of sorts. It's long-term, it's some stability but it's hopefully something we can build on."...read on

2017 SBOA Award Winners

March 11, 2018:

Talented Ontario Sired and Ontario Bred pacers and trotters delivered impressive performances both within the province and beyond its borders in 2017....read on

Molson Pace Renamed Camluck Classic

February 1, 2018:

After a successful 25-year run as The Raceway at Western Fair District’s signature race, the Molson Pace will have a new name in 2018....read on

Blanchard To Kawartha Saturday

August 29, 2017:

Kawartha Downs race fans will hear a voice behind the announcer’s microphone this Saturday night that they haven’t heard for a while, that of Greg Blanchard, who is filling in for regular announcer Evan Loucks....read on

Molson Pace Fun At Victoria Park

May 25, 2017:

Earlier this week, The Raceway at Western Fair District's Director of Racing Greg Blanchard and track announcer Sugar Doyle brought some mini Molson Pace fun to downtown London, Ont. in advance of the big night....read on

Greg Blanchard's Fantasy Stable

May 18, 2017:

Who would harness racing's sharpest minds select in the 2017 Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable? Trot Insider will feature 'expert picks' in advance of Friday's entry deadline....read on

Changes To Be Unveiled In London

April 24, 2017:

The staff at The Raceway at Western Fair District are busy gearing up for what promises to be a busy and exciting month of May with a couple of new initiatives thrown in for good measure....read on

Blanchard Comments On Sale Merger

February 15, 2017:

Following Tuesday's announcement regarding the Canadian Yearling Sale and Forest City Yearling Sale merger, The Raceway's manager Greg Blanchard has commented on Western Fair District serving as the venue of what will be the biggest Standardbred yearling sale in Canada....read on

Gangle Joins The Western Fair District

February 8, 2017:

Growing up West Lorne, Ont., Greg Gangle considered The Raceway at Western Fair District his home track, so it will be a homecoming of sorts on March 6 when he starts his new job as assistant racing manager at the London oval....read on


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