It has been reported that there has been a lot of work behind the scenes in order for live harness racing to take place at the Leamington Fair in 2013.
A report by Blackburn News explains that a group which includes Lakeshore Mayor Tom Bain is part of a ground trying to keep live racing at the fair grounds.
The article states that the group is looking to get $3.5-million in transitional funding from the provincial government. The monies would go toward 2013 racing purses and the paddock.
“Our next step now is we’re going to the Ontario Racing Commission and applying for 10 dates in Leamington," Bain was quoted as saying in the report
"We’ve been working with the Leamington fair board and they’re 100 per cent supportive.”
(With files from Blackburn News)