A reminder to trainers that the National Driving Championship will take place at Century Mile Racetrack and Casino next Thursday, Nov. 24. The entry box will close at 11 a.m. (MST) on Saturday, Nov. 19. There is a $400 hitching fee for all horses entered.
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For the fourth consecutive time, the eight drivers competing in Standardbred Canada’s National Driving Championship (NDC) will be able to choose the horses they drive in the eight-race event.
Rather than the usual format for assigning drivers, Standardbred Canada will conduct a 'draft' for the eight races, similar to a hockey pool draft. This provides the drivers direct involvement in determining the horses they will drive in the NDC.
The complete field for the NDC includes:
- Gilles Barrieau (Atlantic Canada)
- Pascal Berube (Quebec / Eastern Ontario)
- Marc Campbell (Atlantic Canada)
- Samuel Fillion (Quebec / Eastern Ontario)
- Mike Hennessy (Western Canada)
- Dave Kelly (Western Canada)
- Doug McNair (Ontario)
- Louis-Philippe Roy (Ontario)
The winner of the NDC will have the opportunity to represent Canada in the 2023 World Driving Championship being held in The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium starting Monday, Aug. 14 and finishing Friday, Aug. 18.