On Friday, May 13, eight lucky people will get a taste of racehorse ownership and have the chance to be a horse owner for a night at The Raceway at Western Fair.
The eight “honourary” owners will be drawn after race 2 and matched with horses racing in the evening’s eighth race. Each owner will get a chance to meet their horse in the paddock, receive a $5 win and a $5 place ticket on their horse, and a Fan Club swag bag. All eight owners will be invited out for the winner’s circle photo for the eighth race.
To enter the contest, racing fans / guests need to attend the Horse Ownership Trade Show and complete a ballot that they can pick up at the I Love Canadian Harness Racing booth. Ballots must be entered by the start of Race 2.
The Horse Ownership Trade Show, which will feature everything you wanted to know about being a racehorse owner, takes place in the lobby area of The Raceway from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Admission to this event is free. With more Fractional Ownership groups available, it’s easier than ever to get involved in racehorse ownership!
There will be representatives from The Stable, Landmark Stable and the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Assocation, all of which run Fractional Ownership groups featuring easy and affordable options for racehorse ownership.
Other participants at the tradeshow will include The Raceway, Standardbred Canada, breed and horsemen’s associations, and several local trainers. The Ontario Harness Horse Association will have the Wanna Drive team on hand to give Trade Show visitors rides behind a harness horse in a double seated jog cart. This is an event not to be missed!