Race Dates Announced For WFD

Published: April 1, 2014 04:24 pm EDT

Live race dates for April and May have now been finalized for The Raceway at Western Fair District in London, as part of Ontario’s new Standardbred Racing Alliance.

Wednesday programs have been added to the weekly schedule, meaning there will be racing four days a week for the final two months of the spring meet. In addition, first-race post times have been changed to 6:15 p.m. (ET) for all programs, with the exception of Friday nights which remain at 7:05 p.m. (ET).

There are several major events coming up at The Raceway, including Kentucky Derby Day on Saturday, May 3, where one lucky patron will walk away with an exclusive VIP Prize Pack to this year’s Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Racetrack.

On Friday, May 9, The Raceway will host the Ontario Regional Driving Championship for the second time. Eight of the province’s top drivers will be in London looking to qualify for the National Championship later this summer in Charlottetown.

The Molson Pace Prep is slated for Friday, May 23 and will once again be a ‘win and you’re in’ event with the winner receiving an automatic invite to the Molson Pace one week later. That same night, The Raceway will host the Racing Under Saddle (RUS) Series as well as a special Wall of Fame Induction ceremony with this year’s recipient to be announced soon.

The meet wraps up on Friday, May 30, with the track’s signature event, the Molson Pace. The sport’s richest pacer, and two-time champion Foiled Again, is expected to be back as the headliner for the 2014 edition. This year’s Molson Pace will once again be conducted as an Invitational event.

That same night, The Raceway will host four City of London Finals. The nomination forms are now available here.. The deadline to nominate is Tuesday, April 15.