Clinton Raceway brings thrills of horseracing to county
One of the biggest draws in Huron County continues to be horse racing and there’s no better community to watch the ponies than Clinton.
Clinton has built its image around equine activities for a number of years. Not only is the Clinton Raceway and Slots central to the community, but years ago the Regional Equine and Agricultural Centre of Huron (REACH) was established, bringing students looking for an equine education to Huron County from all over the country.
Post time for the races every Sunday is 1:30 p.m., with races running throughout the afternoon. Very often, the races coincide with a special event or a fundraiser at the race track.
On Aug. 4, the Huron Perth Lakers will be hosting a fundraiser at the raceway. The Stratford Warriors will be holding a fundraiser to coincide with the OSS three-year-old filly trot on Aug. 11. The Vanastra Curling Club will hold a fundraiser on Aug. 18 ahead of Kids’ Day on Aug. 25, which coincides with the Hunter Costello Memorial FUNdation fundraiser.
On Sunday, Sept. 1 the raceway will play host to the 39th Annual Charity Drivers’ Challenge, a fundraiser for the Royal Canadian Legion. That day is also the OSS two-year-old colt pace race.
Horse racing in Clinton dates back to 1970 when the Clinton Kinsmen introduced Pari-Mutuel Wagering. In 1983, the Kinsmen turned operations over to a board of directors and the non-profit organization now known as Clinton Raceway Inc. was formed. The raceway continues to excite audiences young and old with an average of 15 live race dates every summer, stretching from May to September in the heart of Huron.
For more information on the Clinton Raceway, the racetrack’s website offers a list of upcoming events and fundraisers at www.clintonraceway.com.