The signature race at Western Fair Raceway is set for Friday night (May 25) at the half-mile track.
It’s a $300,000 race and the top pacers are invited to the event.
I have covered it many times and I always attend.
This year I’m wondering if it might be the last one.
With the provincial government ending its racetrack slots program next March, the harness racing industry will change dramatically.
I’m not so sure this race will survive or many others like them.
It’s a difficult time for the industry and others are wondering what the future holds as well.
I have a feeling it will be more of a sombre atmosphere at this year’s Molson Pace.
I was at the eliminations and there definitely was uncertainty as I talked to officials about what is going to happen. The OLG is keeping its bets to itself right now.
Post time is 6:50 p.m.