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Meet Sportswriter On Industry Day


Published: August 1, 2010 10:28 am ET

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Grand River Raceway is pleased to announce the special addition of a Meet ‘N Greet with Sportswriter for its Industry Day celebration on August 2,

Following an announcement on Friday of the world champion’s retirement, the connections of Sportswriter suggested the idea as a venue for fans to meet the pacer before his trek to Australia in a few weeks to begin his new career at stud.

Sportswriter and Mark MacDonald will lead the post parade for race four (2:50 p.m.). The pacer and trainer Casie Coleman will pose for free photos compliments of Grand River Raceway from 3:30 to 4:30. Sportswriter’s trophies from the North America Cup and Metro Pace will also be on display.

The three-year-old son of Artsplace–Precious Beauty is a winner of $1.6 million. He set a World Record of 1:49.2 in last year’s $1 million Metro Pace and was named champion Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt after winning seven of eight starts. His last career win was in the $1.5 million North America Cup on June 26 at Mohawk Racetrack.

A $50,000 yearling purchase, Sportswriter was campaigned as a two-year-old by Steve Calhoun and West Wins Stable (Casie Coleman/Ross Warriner/Zoltan Kovacs). Southwind Farms purchased an interest in the colt at the end of last season.

Post time is 2:00 for Grand River Raceway’s 20th anniversary Industry Day celebration. The program card consists of 11 races totaling $584,000, including the 13th annual $300,000 Battle Of Waterloo and $150,000 Battle Of The Belles.

(Grand River Raceway)

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