Media Advisory - Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino Proud to Host the Western Regional Driving Championship on April 26, 2014

Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino / March 18, 2014 (CNW Group/Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino)

SURREY, BC, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - At Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino excitement is building as the venue gets ready to host the Western Regional Driving Championship on April 26, 2014.

"Now that we have finalized our racing schedule and have a defined five year racing plan, the team at Fraser Downs can focus on securing and promoting events such as the Regional Driving Championship in hopes of increasing the profile of our racing season and entertainment offerings," said Ken Stratton, General Manager, Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino. The new racing agreement has confirmed 35 race days at Fraser Downs between January and April 2014, with another 36 race days scheduled for the fall.

The Western Regional Driving Championship is one of the four events through which the best Canadian harness drivers are selected based on their driving averages, wins and earnings in relation to their driving circuit as well as the ability to be a representative of Canadian harness racing industry. The top two drivers from the Western Regional division will advance to the National Driving Championship which will be held at the Red Shores Racetrack and Casino in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on August 26, 2014.

In 2009, Fraser Downs had the honor of hosting the National Driving Championship where Brad Forward, a native of Newfoundland, secured the national title when he brought home Kg Mattattack in 1:55.4 for his second win of the afternoon. Along with one second and two third-place finishes, Forward collected the winning total of 65 points.

Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino is located in the heart of Cloverdale BC and features a wide array of amenities including: Live and simulcast wagering, table games, slot machines and a poker room, numerous dining options, entertainment, meeting and party facilities, free parking, and unsurpassed hospitality. For more details about the Western Regional Driving Championship at Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino please visit www.fraserdowns.com.

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Sonja Mandic /Manager, Media and Responsible Gaming /Great Canadian Gaming Corporation/604.303.1000 / smandic@gcgaming.com