Dresden Raceway will welcome spectators this coming Sunday for the first time all season.
Raceway to host spectators
Dresden Raceway will welcome spectators this coming Sunday for the first time this season.
Details have yet to be announced, but the harness racing track will open its grounds to 100 fans.
Spectators were barred for the first seven race dates because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two dates are left on the schedule. The season finale is set forMonday, Aug. 3.
Safety precautions have been in place in the barns and the backstretch all season.
Masks and physical distancing are mandatory. Hand-washing stations and hand sanitizers remain available at each barn.
No one with a temperature above 38 C can enter. All visitors must take a questionnaire on their travel history and COVID-19 symptoms before entering. Only one person has been allowed with each horse.
On Sunday, driver Marc St. Louis notched five wins in a lightning-delayed card.
The off-track handle was $24,729.
WOSL cancels outdoor season
The Western Ontario Soccer League announced Monday its outdoor season has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The men’s league has three teams from Chatham and two from Wallaceburg.
The league said in a statement it was not in position to begin play this summer with no restrictions. Plus, “numerous” clubs have said in the past two weeks they are unable to field a team.
Teams will remain in the same divisions in 2021.
Jamieson tour stop rained out
The Jamieson Junior Golf Tour stop Monday at Rochester Place was cancelled because the course was too wet after Sunday’s rainstorm.
The tour will continue with events Wednesday at Essex and Thursday at Sutton Creek.
The tour is also scheduled to visit Maple City Country Club on Monday, July 27.
Maple City member Garret Day of Chatham won the collegiate men’s division at the season opener July 14 at Seven Lakes, Maple City member Brooke MacKinnon of Chatham was the runner-up in the collegiate women’s division and Aidan Webster of Blenheim tied for second place in the junior boys’ division.