London, ON — The return of horses behind the starting gate will bring renewed excitement to the Ontario racing industry this weekend. But, it will also be bittersweet as this was to be the weekend of the Camluck Classic, presented by Seelster Farms, the annual Closing Night event at The Raceway at Western Fair District.
The event has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis, however COSA TV will pay tribute to the longstanding event during its Facebook Live broadcast this Sunday night (May 31).
Hosts Greg Blanchard, Greg Gangle and Shannon ‘Sugar’ Doyle will relive some of the greatest editions of the race which was formerly called the Labatt Pace and then Molson Pace before being renamed the Camluck Classic in 2018.
The race was renamed in honor of the late, great Camluck who became the most prolific pacing stallion in Canadian history during his time at Lucan, Ontario’s Seelster Farms. He will be remembered in a special feature during the broadcast.
Sunday’s show will also feature a pair of simulated ‘virtual’ Camluck Classic races put together by Ryan Clements’ Farmgames.com — one comprised of past champions and the other made up of possible starters from this year’s crop.
There will also be trivia during the show with commemorative Camluck Classic baseball caps to be given away as prizes.
To tune into the broadcast, visit the COSA TV and Raceway at Western Fair District Facebook pages or watch through the Standardbred Canada website.