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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