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Essex County may not see horse racing this summer
Still no decision from the Ontario Racing Commission on plans to bring harness racing to Leamington following months of negotiations.
Essex County Warden, Tom Bain, who is also part of a grass roots effort to return harness racing to the area worries time is running out. “We really did our job down here. We’ve completed our requirements.”
While some members of the team don’t see any other hurdles for approval, Bain believes if they don’t hear back from the commission within two weeks harness racing may not be possible this year.
The commission required the raceway group to complete land surveys and repairs to the judge’s stand at the track on the Leamington fairgrounds, all which Bain says has been done.