Truro Raceway's weekly race card is Monday, maintaining the usual 1:30 p.m. post time.
Monday's 12-dash program will be highlighted by the Canada Day Pace, sponsored by the Village of Bible Hill, on Race 7.
Favoured to win the holiday contest is Charles Rennison's Busters Brother in line to George Rennison.
Also garnering early attention is Moonshine McCardle, owned by Fred Saunders. Dropping in class but needing to overcome the draw, 2011 driving champion Ryan Ellis and Expressly Hanover can't be overlooked for a spot in the top three.
RDMD Refrigeration Ltd. and the Truro Harness Horse Owners Association have joined forces to present a Canada Day celebration at Truro Raceway during Monday's program.
Events include face painting, free prize draws, rides on a racehorse and free hot dogs for the kids.
Along with sponsoring the attractions, RDMD has also donated a blanket to the winning connections of the top class in Race 11. Paul Gray's Oakmont has secured top billing.
With a couple of eye-catching miles under his belt Barbara Pearl's Maritimer and Oakmont have an interesting recent head-to-head history which should prove to produce an exciting race. With regular teamster Clare MacDonald out of town, Kirk Parris is getting the driving assignment on Maritimer, while regular teamster Danny Romo gets the call on Oakmont.
David MacDonald's Soul Chaser has upset potential in line to last weekend's hot driver Darren Crowe, who had three winning drives on the June 24 card.
As we celebrate Canada's birthday, it's interesting that on July 1, 1767, the first horse racing meet was held in Canada.
The event, which piloted a rich tradition across the country, was held on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City for a purse of $40 and won by a mare named Modesty.
Ryan Ellis remains in good position to defend his driving title. He currently tops the leaderboard with 21 wins, while Darren Crowe and Ernie Laffin are knotted in second place with 13 wins apiece.
Tageline: Diane Daniels is the race office secretary at Truro Raceway