Gold Rush At Georgian And Kidz Day At Kawartha!

Published: July 5, 2012 12:10 pm EDT

Standardbred Canada's 'I Love Canadian Harness Racing' Fan Club has a busy weekend in store with events at Georgian Downs and Kawartha Downs on Saturday night!

On tap at Georgian, some of the biggest names in the Ontario Sires Stakes will converge on the Innisfil oval to compete for over $1-million in purses for Gold Rush!

Be prepared for some wild entertainment as the track transforms into the Wild Wild West complete with western music and entertainment, games, contests, Kid’s amusements, a photo-op with a celebrity horse, horse and buggy rides, and much more! There’s also a chance to win up to $100,000 in the ‘Golden Bucket’ contest!

Come and visit the Fan Club booth on the patio to get your photo taken with harness racing ‘Young Guns’ Scott Zeron and Doug McNair! There will be prize draws for Fan Club swag and merchandise for sale! Come early to sign up to take part in the Fan Club’s feature Winner’s Circle Presentation!

First-race post time at Georgian Downs is 7:25 p.m.

The Fan Club team will also be at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening for its annual 'Kidz Day' in support of Five Countries Children’s Centre which provides resources and assistance for families and children with special needs! The festivities kick off at 6:00 p.m. Come on out for an evening of great live harness racing and fantastic free kids activities like face painting, bouncy castles, a bake sale and tons of exciting prizes! Also, be sure to enter the ‘So You Think You Can Drive a Racehorse’ contest for your chance to feel the thrill of the driver’s seat!

The Fan Club will be offering prize draws, lots of free Trot 4 Kids items plus a great summer line of I Love CHR swag for sale!

For more information on Five Counties Children's Centre, please click here.

First-race post time at Kawartha Downs is 7:00 p.m.