The Raceway at Western Fair in London, Ontario conducted draws for its upcoming Grand Circuit pacing events: the $150,000 Camluck Classic and the $50,000 Forest City Pace.
The Camluck Classic, sponsored by Seelster Farms of Lucan, Ont., returns after a two-year, pandemic-related hiatus. The Forest City Pace for fillies and mares was last contested 10 years ago. Mac Lilley Farms is the new supporting sponsor, to mark the Dutton, Ont. breeding and training facility’s 50th year of operation.
The field for the Forest City Pace was revealed at today’s draw, with 2020 O’Brien Older Pacing Mare of the Year, So Much More landing post six. She’s owned by Don Beatson, Kenn Beatson and Cole England.
So Much More shares credit for Canada’s fastest winning distaff mile of 2022 with Shes Nun Bettor N, who is owned by Brad Grant. The New Zealand import took her new lifetime mark at Woodbine Mohawk Park on May 20.
Blue Chip Matchmaker Consolation winner Gias Surreal brings high speed on a half-mile track direct from Yonkers Raceway. She’s owned by James Graham, Edward Peron and Lee Winters.
North America’s co-fastest mare on a half-mile track this year, Matchmaker Series leg winner Karma Seelster is owned by Karen Hauver of Durham, Ont. She sports a seasonal-best 1:51.1h mark that sets up for a thrilling revival of The Raceway’s top event for pacing mares.
An eighth “Mystery Horse” to round out the eight-horse Camluck Classic field was announced at the time of Camluck Classic draw, and his name is Twin B Tuffenuff. He drew post position two. The seven-year-old stallion is owned by Patrick C. Morris. His fastest half-mile track victory was a 1:52.2 Yonkers win in 2019. He captured his third start of the year at The Meadowlands, later winning at Yonkers and is now scheduled to make his 2022 Canadian debut at The Raceway following Saturday’s cancellations at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
Friday’s star-studded card kicks off at 6:50 p.m.
1. Poseidon Seelster - Bob McClure
2. Twin B Tuffenuff - Tyler Moore
3. Tattoo Artist - James MacDonald
4. Funatthebeach N - Jordan Stratton
5. Jimmy Freight - Louis-Philippe Roy
6. Ocean Rock - Jody Jamieson
7. American History - Doug McNair
8. This Is the Plan - Trevor Henry
Forest City Pace
1. Dabarndawgswatchin - Jody Jamieson
2. Gias Surreal - Bob McClure
3. Dream Dancing - Louis-Philippe Roy
4. Snow Shark - Travis Cullen
5. Shes Nun Bettor N - Doug McNair
6. So Much More - James MacDonald
7. Karma Seelster - Doug McNair
8. Major League N - Ed Hensley
AE. Beach Moment - Yannick Gingras
(The Raceway at Western Fair District)