Essex County Horse Racing Officials Waiting

Harness horse racing held at the Leamington Fairgrounds. (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

The Lakeshore Horse Racing Association says it’s still waiting to hear back from the Ontario Racing Commission.

The group originally filed an application asking for 60 race dates for tracks in Leamington, Dresden and Hawaitha. That was slashed to 45 in April. Last week, the commission approved 21 race dates for Hawaitha and Dresden is approved for 11.

Lakeshore Mayor Tom Bain, who also speaks for the local horse racing group, says they’re back in negotiations today.

He hopes to hear results soon.