Monthly Archives: October 2013

Wagering increase in 2013

Grand River Raceway sees respectable increases
 By Dave Briggs FOR THE GUELPH MERCURY
Dr. Ted Clarke said he was already wearing his costume Wednesday morning in preparation for Grand River Raceway’s Halloween bash that night in conjunction with the Elora track’s final live race card of the year.

“I’m dressed up as a bald, old racetrack manager,” Clarke […]

By |October 31st, 2013|News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Notice – Final Training Day at GRR

Notice – Final Training Day at GRR

Please be advised that the final training day of 2013 at Grand River Raceway is Thursday, October 31 (8:00 a.m. to 12 noon).

The final qualifying day is October 23. (There are no qualifiers slated for the track’s season finale on Wednesday, October 30.)

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By |October 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GRR Open House

For Immediate Release
October 20, 2013

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway hosted its fifth annual backstretch Open House on Saturday, October 19.

Despite dark skies and showers, 156 people of all ages attended for a rare glimpse of horse racing behind-the-scenes. More than $150 was raised at the door for the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society.

A full tour […]

By |October 20th, 2013|News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Premier Wynne to unveil Panel’s plan at GRR Oct. 11

Premier Kathleen Wynne will be at Grand River Raceway on Friday, October 11 to release the long-awaited plan for Ontario’s horse racing industry.

The press conference, open to accredited media, will start at 10:00 a.m. on Friday morning.

Nearly one month ago, Premier Wynne issued a letter to the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel — Elmer Buchanan, […]

By |October 10th, 2013|News, Press Releases|0 Comments

OSS Gold Series Consolations at GRR

Grand River Raceway will host the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Series Consolations on Sunday, October 13.

The $400,000+ card will feature eight $50,000 dashes (one division per age, sex and gait) carded as races 2-3, 5- 6, and 8-11.

The OSS Gold Series Consolation races will be contested by the top nine Gold Series point earners that […]

By |October 9th, 2013|News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Horse Racing Open House at Grand River Raceway

ELORA, ON — Back by popular demand, Grand River Raceway will host its fifth annual backstretch Open House on Saturday, October 19. Guests are invited to drop-in any time from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a rare glimpse of horse racing behind-the-scenes. Admission is free.

A full tour of the Open House’s four main stations […]

By |October 3rd, 2013|News, Press Releases|0 Comments