Family Day A Hit At The Raceway

Published: February 21, 2013 08:04 pm EST

The Raceway at The Western Fair District held its annual Family Day at The Raceway this past Monday afternoon.

The event has become one of the most popular on the racing calendar and drew a large turnout again this year.

Aside from all the special events for the kids, there was a special Dash For The Future Pace in which the eight starters were paired with a young child with the winner taking home a $500 RESP. It was 12-year-old Meghan Clark who was teamed up with winning horse More Again who upset the field in the afternoon’s fourth race.

“It certainly was nice to see all the young smiling faces here today,” said The Raceway’s Marketing Co-ordinator Sarah Imrie. “I think we won a whole new legion of fans and once you expose people to live racing, it sells itself!”

World champion Dreamfair Eternal was also on hand to meet and greet fans. The double millionaire, and former Forest City Pace champion, has been retired from racing and is reported headed to the court of Somebeachsomewhere.

The Raceway is coming off its third $400,000-plus handle this past Wednesday. Racing resumes this Friday night with a first post at 7:05 p.m.

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(The Raceway at The Western Fair District)

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