London, May 22, 2023 – The Raceway at Western Fair District conducted the post position draws for its two signature harness racing events, the $150,000 Camluck Classic presented by Seelter Farms and the $50,000 Forest City Pace, earlier this evening during the track’s pre-game show.
Triple millionaire This Is The Plan (Somebeachsomewhere) drew the coveted rail position for the Camluck Classic while red hot pacers Whichwaytothebeach (Somebeachsomewhere), Covered Bridge (American Ideal) and American History (American Ideal), each winners of two straight, drew posts two, four and five respectively in the field of eight.
Roll With The Flow (Roll With Joe, p.p.3), Nautical Hanover (Captaintreacherous, p.p.6), Idealsomemagic (American Ideal, p.p.7) and Funatthebeach (Somebeachsomewhere, p.p.8) round out the star-studded field.
The Forest City Pace has drawn an outstanding field of eight including multiple O’Brien Award winner So Much More (Big Jim) who has drawn post two in her second attempt to win London’s premier race for pacing mares. The defending champion Gias Surreal (So Surreal) will leave two doors down from post four and local standout So Frisky (Dali) has drawn the favourable rail post.
Rounding out the field for the Forest City Pace are Raptors Won (Big Jim, p.p.3), Parisian Blue Chip (Bettors Delight, p.p.5), Western Wish (Betterhtancheddar, p.p.6), Shoot The Whiskey (Shadow Play, p.p.7) and Mystifying (Source Of Pride, p.p.8).
First post for Friday night’s program is 6:30 p.m. The powerful undercard will also feature Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies, a quartet of City Of London Series finals, an Ontario Racing Preferred Pace the first edition of the London Classic Yearling Sale Preferred Trot.
The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the first 500 customers will receive a Camluck Classic swag giveaway with program purchase (while supplies last). The party on the patio has been expanded this year with live entertainment and food and beverage options available, including the specially labelled Bulldog Brew, an easy-drinking summer lager and the ‘Bull’ Dog, a fully-loaded foot long hot dog, both paying homage to the great Bulldog Hanover.
COSA TV will also be on hand, broadcasting live beginning at 8:30 p.m. with coverage that will include coverage of the stakes laden late pick-5 – one of two that evening with a guaranteed pool of $15,000. Both pick-4s that night feature a $10,000 guaranteed pool. For more information, visit www.camluckclassic.ca.
Below are the fields and listed drivers for the Forest City Pace and Camluck Classic:
$50,000 Forest City Pace
1-So Frisky (Colin Kelly)
2-So Much More (James MacDonald)
3-Raptors Won (Sylvain Filion)
4-Gias Surreal (Bob McClure)
5-Parisian Blue Chip (James MacDonald)
6-Western Wish (Tyler Borth)
7-Shoot The Whiskey (Travis Cullen)
8-Mystifying (Doug McNair)
$150,000 Camluck Classic
1-This Is The Plan (Ronnie Wrenn)
2-Whichwaytothebeach (James MacDonald)
3-Roll With The Flow (Bob McClure)
4-Covered Bridge (Jordan Stratton)
5-American History (Trevor Henry)
6-Nautical Hanover (James MacDonald)
7-Idealsomemagic (Bob McClure)
8-Funatthebeach (James MacDonald)
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