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Night Watchman Unstoppable In London

January 19, 2022:

Night Watchman ($14.20) drilled a 1:54.2 mile in Wednesday's (Jan. 19) $13,000 Preferred 2 Handicap Pace at The Raceway at the Western Fair District, establishing a Canadian seasonal speed mark over four turns despite chilly conditions....read on

Doyle Returning To Alberta

January 7, 2022:

Century Mile Racetrack and Casino is pleased to announce that accomplished track announcer and handicapper, Shannon “Sugar” Doyle has accepted the role of Racing and Wagering Development Manager and will join Century Mile in February 2022....read on

Fillies Featured On Truro’s Final Friday

August 4, 2021:

A pair of Nova Scotia Stakes to be called by a special guest announcer and plenty of off-track events will highlight one more Friday evening program at Truro Raceway before the harness action shifts to Sunday matinees....read on

A Road Trip To Remember

January 27, 2021:

The Raceway at the Western Fair District's track announcer, Shannon 'Sugar' Doyle, recently shared an account of a road trip his uncle took from Prince Edward Island to Ontario — to attend the 1978 Mohawk Gold Cup....read on

COSA TV: 'Race Callers Roundtable'

March 25, 2020:

On Wednesday (March 25), Greg Blanchard conducted an interview with a pair of popular racetrack announcers — Ken Middleton and Shannon 'Sugar' Doyle — which was streamed on COSA TV....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

Doyle Discusses Announcing

May 8, 2017:

Shannon ‘Sugar’ Doyle has hosted many visitors in the announcer’s booth at the Western Fair District over the years. Some of those visitors have been polished announcers from other sports. According to Doyle, some of those visits remind him why the art of race calling is nothing to be taken for granted....read on

Spreading Cheer At Western Fair

December 12, 2014:

Staff of The Raceway at Western Fair District and some local horse people have teamed up this holiday season to help spread some Christmas cheer and show their support for the Salvation Army’s Hamper program which provides food and toys to the less fortunate in the city of London....read on

Nickle Bag Upsets Preferred Pacers

November 8, 2014:

With Trevor Henry catch-driving, Nickle Bag pulled off an 18-1 shocker as he claimed his first Preferred victory on the Woodbine Entertainment Group circuit on Saturday night....read on

Ask Me Anything: Sugar Doyle

May 25, 2014:

"My dad passed away about 10 years ago and he had a lot of dreams that he wanted to fulfill that he didn't get a chance to do. I made sure I was going to fulfill some dreams and this was one that I wanted to do -- call horse races -- so I just followed a dream and this is where I am."...read on

Changes Aplenty For WFD Opener

September 17, 2013:

When The Raceway at the Western Fair District kicks off its Fall-Winter meet this Saturday, it will sound different and possibly look slightly different as well....read on

Doyle Hired As WFD Announcer

August 26, 2013:

There will be a new voice behind the microphone when live harness racing resumes at The Raceway at The Western Fair District this October....read on

Sugar Ready For "The Big One"

January 26, 2012:

While Northlands Park track announcer Shannon ‘Sugar’ Doyle may not have a skip in his step when he co-hosts the 2011 O’Brien Awards this Saturday, it's more an indication of determination and will than a lack of enthusiasm...read on

'Sugar' To Join Middleton For O’Brien Awards

December 23, 2011:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ken Middleton and Shannon 'Sugar' Doyle will co-host the 2011 O’Brien Awards...read on

Father Knows Best

May 14, 2010:

Well-known harness racing announcer Shannon "Sugar" Doyle makes his debut as the Northlands Park thoroughbred announcer on Friday night...read on


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