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Diane Twasnick passes

Longtime race official Diane Twasnick passed away this morning (September 20) at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, ON after a brief battle with cancer. She was 59. Diane’s career as a Race Secretary and Charter spanned more than three decades at Elmira Raceway, Grand River Raceway and Hanover Raceway. Diane had a deep affinity for [...]

By | 2017-09-20T19:46:59+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Diane Twasnick passes

Jamie Martin joins Grand River Raceway

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway and its owner/operator, the Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS), are pleased to welcome Jamie Martin as the new Director of Operations. Martin will take over leadership of the Elora, ON track from Dr. Ted Clarke who is retiring after more than 30 years in the harness racing industry. Martin [...]

By | 2017-09-14T14:25:39+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jamie Martin joins Grand River Raceway

Young Guns drop the hammer on Friday race nights at Grand River Raceway

ELORA — The live horse racing season is winding down at Grand River Raceway. Monday and Wednesday race nights continue until the season finale on September 27, but Fun & Frivolity Friday Nights wrap-up September 8 when the Elora, ON track is hosting its first-ever Young Guns Miniature Horse Race. The exhibition dash features seven [...]

By | 2017-09-05T19:49:54+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Young Guns drop the hammer on Friday race nights at Grand River Raceway

Retirement Party for Dr. Ted Clarke

ELORA, ON — After more than 30 years of tireless work in the Ontario harness racing industry, Dr. Ted Clarke is retiring from his post as the General Manager of Grand River Raceway in Elora, ON. Clarke will continue in his role until the end of September 2017. Recognized by his peers as an innovator [...]

By | 2017-08-31T03:20:54+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Retirement Party for Dr. Ted Clarke

Simple Kinda Man wins Battle Of Waterloo

Simple Kinda Man takes Battle Of Waterloo on Industry Day  ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway marked its 27th annual Industry Day Horse Racing Celebration on August 7. The event featured 11 races totaling $460,000 in purses, including the track’s biggest races, the Battle Of Waterloo and Battle Of The Belles. 20th annual Battle Of [...]

By | 2017-08-08T01:15:43+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: Industry Day, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Simple Kinda Man wins Battle Of Waterloo

Industry Day 2017 Details

Details for Industry Day Celebration at Grand River Raceway ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway’s 27th annual Industry Day Celebration is set for this Monday afternoon with a powerful race card and several fun activities for all ages. Festivities and the TV broadcast kick off at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7. Post time for [...]

By | 2017-08-03T19:57:41+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Industry Day, News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Industry Day 2017 Details

Mustard relishes victory in third annual Ren’s Pets Depot Wiener Dog Races at Grand River Raceway

ELORA, ON — Mustard spread-it-on-thick for a massive crowd during his winning effort at Grand River Raceway’s third annual Ren’s Pets Depot Wiener Dog Races on July 7. Three elimination divisions featuring 30 wiener dogs were featured in the crowd-pleasing event. The top three finishers from each heat advanced to the final. Owned by Kristi [...]

By | 2017-07-13T00:59:19+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mustard relishes victory in third annual Ren’s Pets Depot Wiener Dog Races at Grand River Raceway

500+ attend interactive Open House

For Immediate Release May 28, 2017 Best Open House yet at Grand River Raceway ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway hosted its ninth annual backstretch Open House on May 28. Attendance topped last year’s record. More than 500 people of all ages came for a rare glimpse of horse racing behind-the-scenes. A full tour of [...]

By | 2017-05-28T21:22:49+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 500+ attend interactive Open House

GRAS donation benefits new hospital Healing Gardens

GRAS donates $250,000 to Groves Memorial Community Hospital Foundation ELORA, ON — The Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) presented the first of three donation commitments to Groves Memorial Community Hospital Foundation. The GRAS is the owner/operator of Grand River Raceway, where the cheque presentation was made on May 16. The organization has committed a total [...]

By | 2017-05-16T16:32:21+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on GRAS donation benefits new hospital Healing Gardens

Open House May 28

For Immediate Release May 15, 2017 Drive a racehorse during Open House at Grand River Raceway ELORA — Back by popular demand, Grand River Raceway will host its ninth annual backstretch Open House on Sunday, May 28. Guests are invited to drop-in any time from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a rare glimpse of [...]

By | 2017-05-15T13:53:09+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Open House May 28