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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 [...]

By | 2016-08-30T18:31:39+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2016-08-30T00:27:41+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Final Friday – Mini Horse Race

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 [...]

By | 2016-08-15T23:01:46+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2016-08-12T21:06:19+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2016-08-02T01:09:37+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Industry Day, News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sports Column wins Battle 2016

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-26T21:42:17+00:00 July 30th, 2016|Categories: Industry Day, News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Tags: |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, [...]

By | 2016-07-28T20:19:29+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Categories: Industry Day, News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on MacDonald unstoppable on the bounce?

OHHA’s $1,500 Best In Show Competition

OHHA Offers $1,500 Best In Show Competition on Industry Day ELORA, ON — Since its inception in 1990, the Industry Day celebration at Grand River Raceway has been enthusiastically supported by the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA). In the early days, the organization hosted the Backstretch Olympic Games with such epic events as water-pail and [...]

By | 2016-07-27T19:53:20+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Categories: Industry Day, News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on OHHA’s $1,500 Best In Show Competition

GRAS donations benefit Equine Guelph & Fergus Agricultural Society

GRAS donations benefit Equine Guelph and its Barn Fire Prevention & Safety programs, plus the Fergus Agricultural Society’s agricultural awareness efforts at the Fergus Fall Fair.  ELORA, ON — The Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) recently presented two donation cheques to bolster local community initiatives. The presentations took place at Grand River Raceway, which is [...]

By | 2016-07-26T19:01:08+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on GRAS donations benefit Equine Guelph & Fergus Agricultural Society

Industry Day Garage Sale

Garage Sale items sought for Industry Day 26 Celebration at Grand River Raceway ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway is still inviting donations of items for the Industry Day Garage Sale on August 1. All sales benefit the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society. The Garage Sale will be held in the Paddock Annex from 12:30 – [...]

By | 2016-07-26T17:32:43+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Categories: Industry Day, News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Industry Day Garage Sale