The Raceway

 

Grandstand & Raceway update

After the recent announcement from the Province for Grandstand and Racing areas.  These changes take effect at  12:01 am this Wednesday, January 5th (overnight Tuesday):

  • Racing is permitted, all indoor public facilities closed
  • Outdoor Grandstand limited to 1,000 persons, Outdoor patio limited to 100 persons.  No indoor amenities available
  • Top of the Fair, Carousel Room and Yuk Yuks are closed until further notice
  • Gateway Casino is closed until further notice
  • Front doors of Grandstand Facility will be locked Wednesday at 12:01 am.
  • Raceway team will be working remotely outside of Live Racing timeframes

 


 

Welcome to

The Raceway At The Western Fair District! 

The Raceway in the Western Fair District has been officially hosting Harness Racing in London, Ontario for over 50 years!

Since 1961, we are proud to be South Western Ontario’s place to play! Featuring harness racing at its best - live on our half-mile track, October through May. Simulcast racing is available all year round, broadcasting races from all over North America!

Our Live Racing season runs October through May and we race 3-4 times a week depending on the time of year! We are open 7 days a week for simulcast racing! You can bet on many different tracks all over North America.

Harness racing is a sport where a special breed of horses, called Standardbreds, race around a track while pulling a driver in a two wheeled cart called a “sulky.” The horses reach speeds of more than 30 mph

The name “Standardbred” originated because the early trotters (pacers would not come into the picture until much later) were required to reach a certain time standard for the mile distance in order to be registered as part of the new breed. The mile is still the standard distance covered in nearly every harness race. The Raceway is a ½ mile track and because of that you will see the horse’s race twice around the oval in a race.


Top of the Fair Restaurant

Top of the Fair is located on the third floor of the Grandstand building at 900 King Street. It has a great view of the racetrack and is full of excitement. Top of the Fair is a spacious restaurant with floor-to-wall windows that overlooks our racetrack. We provide TV monitors on the tables to ensure that everyone can enjoy the races and not miss a thing! So come on out and enjoy our A La Carte dining experience and night at the races. You will not be disappointed! 

Dining at Top of The Fair will be available starting on Friday, October 8th and will be open on all race nights. 

Check out our Fall Menu here: 2021 Fall Menu 

Reservations can be made here: Open Table

For more details: Contact topofthefair@westernfairdistrict.com 


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Here’s what customers can expect:

Jan 3, 2021 - Grandstand & Raceway update

  • After the recent announcement from the Province for Grandstand and Racing areas.  These changes take effect at  12:01 am this Wednesday, January 5th (overnight Tuesday):
  • Racing is permitted, all indoor public facilities closed
  • Outdoor Grandstand limited to 1,000 persons, Outdoor patio limited to 100 persons.  No indoor amenities available
  • Top of the Fair, Carousel Room and Yuk Yuks are closed until further notice
  • Gateway Casino is closed until further notice
  • Front doors of Grandstand Facility will be locked Wednesday at 12:01 am.
  • Raceway team will be working remotely outside of Live Racing timeframes

 

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