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2016 Race Season Summary

Grand River Raceway 2016 season summary

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway wrapped up its 13th live harness racing season on September 28.

The track raced 48 days in 2016 — one less than in 2015 when the track’s wager was up a record 36 percent over 2014.

The all-sources wager in 2016 totaled $9,493,601 and the on-track […]

By |September 30th, 2016|News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2016 Race Season Summary

McClure and McIntosh scoop titles

McClure and McIntosh scoop titles at Grand River Raceway

ELORA, ON — It was the Tale Of Two Bobs in the Top Performer standings for Grand River Raceway’s 2016 live racing season which wrapped up September 28.

Bob McClure secured his second consecutive driving title at the track, while Bob McIntosh adds the Top Trainer award to […]

By |September 29th, 2016|News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on McClure and McIntosh scoop titles

Terror Trivia Halloween Party

Terror Trivia Halloween Party at Grand River Raceway

ELORA, ON — Question: Where do trivia-loving zombies go to celebrate the Halloween season with their ghoulish friends? Answer: Grand River Raceway in Elora.

Grand River Raceway will host a Terror Trivia Halloween Party on Saturday, October 22. The 19+ event challenges teams of four in three rounds of […]

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Scholarship Recipients Announced

Grand River Ag Society Announces Bursary/Scholarship recipients

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway and the Board of Directors of the Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Bursary/Scholarship Program for local students pursuing agricultural studies.

The 2016 recipients will be recognized during a special presentation at Grand River Raceway […]

By |August 30th, 2016|News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Scholarship Recipients Announced

Final Friday – Mini Horse Race

Friday race nights at Grand River Raceway wrap up with Miniature Horse Race, Wanna Drive program

ELORA, ON — September 2 marks the final Fun & Frivolity Friday Night of the 2016 live horse racing season at Grand River Raceway in Elora and the track has a little extra to highlight the occasion.

Nine miniature horses will […]

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Costume Contest This Friday

Costume Contest This Friday at Grand River Raceway

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway’s popular Horse Name Costume Game returns Friday, August 19, offering $500 in cash prizes.

Fans dress in the likeness of the name of a horse racing on the August 19 race card. With 95 horses to choose from, there’s plenty of opportunity for […]

By |August 15th, 2016|News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Costume Contest This Friday

Yvon Giguere passes

Yvon Giguere passes

Yvon Giguere passed away on August 8 after a short battle with cancer. He was 63.

Yvon was the Simulcast Manager for Grand River Raceway since 2010.

The Quebec native was a highly esteemed executive throughout the global harness racing industry.

He was an enormous asset to the Elora, ON track with extensive expertise in tote, […]

By |August 9th, 2016|News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Yvon Giguere passes

Sports Column wins Battle 2016

Sports Column wins Battle Of Waterloo at Grand River Raceway; Record event handle

ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway staged its 26th annual Industry Day celebration on the afternoon of August 1. The fan-favourite event saw a record handle of $481,230 wagered on the 11-race card, an increase of 54 percent over the record set in […]

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Industry Day guest commentators

Industry Day celebrates Hall Of Fame anniversary with guest commentators

ELORA, ON — Greg Blanchard returns as the lead TV commentator for the Industry Day broadcast on August 1 at Grand River Raceway, as the Elora, ON track stages its 26th annual Industry Day Celebration. Throughout the afternoon, he’ll be joined by a rotation of distinguished […]

By |July 30th, 2016|Industry Day, News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Industry Day guest commentators

MacDonald unstoppable on the bounce?

MacDonald unstoppable on the bounce? Have a say in the measure.

Grand River Raceway is inviting fans to test the mettle of driver James MacDonald. The reigning champ of the Drivers’ Edition of the Bouncy Pony Stakes during the track’s annual Industry Day event, MacDonald seems virtually untouchable.

With five consecutive victories in MacDonald’s pocket, the track […]

By |July 28th, 2016|Industry Day, News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on MacDonald unstoppable on the bounce?