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Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Forest City Pace - Debuting in California and Illinois

This Saturday, the $195,000 Forest City Pace, the signature event for older pacing mares will be contested at The Raceway at Western Fair District (formerly known as Western Fair Raceway).

A strong field has been assembled for this year's edition of the Forest City Pace these nine mares have earned a combined $10.5 million in pures with five of them earning at least a million dollars.  Included in this field is recent Breeders Crown winner Anndrovette, a winner of 11 of 19 this season for $747,338 in earnings.  She will not have the best post possible in the field, but she’ll have Tim Tetrick making his first ever appearance at The Raceway.  Also returning is last year's champion Dreamfair Eternal who established a stakes record of 1:54.3 and has Chris Christoforou in the bike once again looking to pull down the Forest City Pace as in last year's race.

The field for the Forest City Pace will line up as follows:
1. Warrawee Koine (Trevor Henry)  9-2
2. Voelz Hanover (Mario Baillargeon)  8-1
3. Seriously (Jody Jamieson)  - Early Scratch
3. Ginger And Fred (Trevor Henry)   4-1
4. Blissful Smile (Scott Zeron)  7-1
5. Dreamfair Eternal (Chris Christoforou)  6-1
6. Anndrovette (Tim Tetrick)  7-5
7. Chancey Lady (Luc Ouellette)   6-1
8. Ticket To Rock (Jody Jamieson)  5-1

For those making the trip to The Raceway, there will be an autograph session from 5:30pm-6:30pm featuring Tim Tetrick, Jody Jamieson and Trevor Henry.  Fans will be given a complimentary poster with photos of all three drivers on it when they arrive.

California racing fans are not shut out of the Forest City Pace.  California will be taking the Fillies and Mares Preferred Pace (race 11) as well as the The Forest City Pace (race 12).  This is the first time California is taking The Track at Western Fair District's signal for the first time.

For those in Illinois, the complete racing program will be carried at Balmoral Park/Maywood and will be available on their ADW

Normal simulcasting and ADW outlets are also carrying the race such as NJAW in New Jersey.

As always, free racing programs and streaming video is available at The Track at Western Fair District's website.  Post time for the first race is 7:05pm.

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