Don’t let them drive racing away

To the editor;
I would like to comment about what is going on at Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino.

The future of harness racing at Fraser Downs is under threat.

To the editor;

I would like to comment about what is going on at Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino. I want the people of Cloverdale to know that the horsemen are not looking for more money. We are not looking for more race days.

We are looking to spread out the race days we have been given so that we can have the opportunity to earn an income 10 months a year instead of the six months we have now been given.

Families can’t survive on six months a year income, no matter what the job or industry.

We’re just asking for what has been taken from us. It is my understanding that when the lease was signed with the City of Surrey, live horse racing was to remain continuous throughout the year.

It is my opinion that Great Canadian is not living up to the terms of that lease agreement.

Harness racing has been an important part of Cloverdale for over 40 years.

We feel that we are being bullied. It is their big corporation against us.

We are hoping for the support of the community. For Cloverdale to come together and not let harness racing be driven away.

 

Corry Hill, horse owner,

Cloverdale

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