Day At The Track

Double wins for three drivers at Clinton

12:48 AM 18 Jul 2017 NZST
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Race 7 winner Zippo and Dale Howe group photo at Clinton Raceway on July 16, 2017.
Jessica Carnochan Photo

Uncooperative weather through early summer hasn’t stopped the fans and supporters from coming out to Clinton Raceway to take in an afternoon of harness racing, or support the local groups and clubs taking part in the Day at the Races fundraising program.

Sunday afternoon was no different, it rained, was overcast and not the most beautiful day, but the Goderich and District Collegiate Institute was able to raise just under $1000 for their robotics club.

The crowd on hand bet just over $27,000 and on track, Natasha Day, Bruce Richardson and Tyler Moore all scored driving doubles on the ten race card.

Standardbred Canada’s Bring a Friend event saw many new faces on track, and Dale Howe brought his group out to the Winner’s Circle following race seven for a souvenir picture.

The very first showdown of the Hillbilly Horses took place following race nine, and four employee’s of Blackburn Radio took to the track to bounce their way to the finish line. Susan Chapman, Tanya Merner, Julie B and Lauren Dietrich were vying for the $200 donation to the charity of their choice.

Clinton Raceway and Blackburn Radio ponied up $100 each to donate. It was a tight race from the word go, but Tanya managed to sneak out the win at the wire, with the donation being made to the Head and Neck unit at the London Health Sciences Centre.

Live harness racing return Sunday July 23, with the second annual Vic Hayter Memorial Trot. Visit www.clintonraceway.com for more information.

by Jessica Carnochan

Reprinted with permission of the BlackburnNews.com site

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