Monday August 1, 2016
Post time: 1:30 pm

INDUSTRY DAY PRIZES (program ballot required)

• New Kid On The Block 18″x22″ giclee print by Vickie Lawrence: signed, numbered, limited edition of 100. Frame made of salvaged wood from a 100-year-old barn west of Kitchener, ON.
• Michael Kors MK-8292 Men’s Watch
• Seiko SRZ385 Women’s Watch
• Rebecca Minkoff Moto Leather Hobo Bag
• Nexgrill Stainless Steel 2 Burner Table Top Portable Grill
• Costco Portable Folding Wagon
• Oster Prima Latte Espresso, Cappuccino and Latte Maker
• Mac Sports Portable Folding Hammock
• Poulan Pro 22″ Front Wheel Drive Walk-Behind Gas Mower
• Roadmaster Hinge Bicycle
• Callaway XHot Stand Bag


Industry Day is Grand River Raceway’s marquee event of the race season. It’s staged annually during a special afternoon race card on each Civic Holiday Monday (the first Monday in August).

Industry Day began at Elmira Raceway in 1990 as a celebration of the harness racing industry. In December of 2003, the track relocated to a new facility in nearby Elora, ON called Grand River Raceway, and the first Industry Day was celebrated at its new home in August 2004.

Industry Day is one of Canadian harness racing’s most celebrated events, attracting racing fans province-wide and beyond.

The event features Grand River Raceway’s signature race, the Battle Of Waterloo (for 2-year-old Ontario sired pacing colts) which was introduced to Industry Day in 1998. The inaugural winner was Distinctiv Skeeter for trainer/driver Carl Jamieson.

Carl Jamieson and the connections of the inaugural Battle Of Waterloo winner, DISTINCTIV SKEETER (1998).

The connections of FBS Terror celebrate in the winners circle for the first-ever Battle Of The Belles (2009)

In 2009, Grand River Raceway added a companion race, the Battle Of The Belles (for 2-year-old Ontario sired pacing fillies). FBS Terror became the First Lady of the Battle Of The Belles for trainer Mario Macri and driver Scott Zeron, then 19.