The post position draw for this year's Molson Pace was conducted Monday at The Raceway in London, Ont., and it was defending champion State Treasurer who came away with the coveted rail position in this Friday night's $150,000 event.
State Treasurer has been off to a great start this season, winning his last three, including a 1:48.3 national season's record in his latest outing at Mohawk. Two-time winner Foiled Again drew the outside post seven in the eight-horse field and will be making his sixth appearance in London's signature race.
Dancin Yankee, who set a 1:47.2 world record in his most recent start at Pocono, drew post five in the star-studded field which also includes Bettor's Edge (post two), Bandolito (post three), Apprentice Hanover (post four), P H Supercam (post six) and Captive Audience (post eight).
First post on Friday night is 7:05 p.m. (EDT). There will be commemorative Foiled Again postcards given to customers with program purchase and one lucky fan will have a chance to ride behind Foiled Again in a double-seated jogger earlier in the night.
The Molson girls will be on hand hosting a Molson ‘Party on the Patio' with plenty of contests and giveaways throughout the night. There will also be a pair of grand prize draws for VIP packages to both the Beer and Barbecue Show and the Pepsi North America Cup.
On the wagering side, the Early Pick 4 will feature a $7,500 guaranteed pool with a $10,000 guarantee on the Late Pick 4. The Super Hi 5, in race seven, will also feature a $10,000 guaranteed pool. (Western Fair)