ORDC Draw Complete

Published: May 7, 2014 01:24 pm EDT

The draw for the Ontario Regional Driving Championship this Friday, May 9 at The Raceway at Western Fair District is now complete.

Post time for Friday’s card of racing is 7:05 p.m. The participating drivers are:

The ORDC races are: 2-6 and 8-10. To view Friday’s entries, click on one of the following links:
Western Fair - Friday Entries - Friday Program Pages.

The top two finishers, based on points, from the Ontario Regional will go on to compete in the National Driving Championship on August 26 at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park.

The evening kicks off with a Meet & Greet & Photo session in the lobby area. From 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. you can chat with your favourite drivers, take photos or have your photo taken with one of your favourites. Bring your smart phones, cameras, etc. If you don’t have one, we’ll take the photo for you.

Fans on-track can also enter a draw for some great prizes to Western Fair District’s Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club, tickets to the Beer & Barbecue Show and betting vouchers.

In advance of the actual event, you can take part in a Facebook contest and an online handicapping contest. Fans can vote for the driver they think will win the Ontario Regional Driving Championship on Western Fair’s Facebook page or on SC's web poll.

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing will be offering an online Pick 8 Handicapping Challenge on the Ontario Regional and it will open on Thursday. We’ll have three astute handicappers give you their thoughts on how each driver will do.

The Regional Driving Championships and the National Driving Championship will adapt the point system utilized in the World Driving Championship. Points will be awarded on the order of finish as follows:


Number of Starters 8:

15(1), 10(2), 7(3), 5(4), 4(5), 3(6), 2(7), 1(8).

Number of Starters 7:

14 (1), 9(2), 6(3), 4(4), 3(5), 2(6), 1(7).

  • In the event of a horse being scratched or where no horse is available, five (5) points shall be awarded to the driver concerned. If a horse is disqualified or a horse and driver fail to complete the race, they will receive one (1) point.

  • In the event of a scratch, the driving rep drawn to a horse shall drive the ‘also eligible’ horse.

  • In the event of a dead heat for any placing in any race the points for the horses involved will be added together and divided equally among the drivers concerned (eg. If there’s a dead heat for third between two horses, the points for third and fourth place will be added and divided among the drivers)