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Win, Learn & laugh between the races!

Join us for live harness racing at Grand River Raceway and you’ll win, learn & laugh between the races with the Tarmac Show. Our interactive show will inform and amuse, and includes the following contests and special features:

Exactor Factor

Win a QuickPick exactor box ticket for race two if you’re one of the first 10 people (18+) to report to the tarmac when the Exactor Factor of the day is announced. Maybe it’s green socks and red hair – or red socks and green hair!?

Race 6 Cheerleading Squad

Complete your program ballot and pick your favourite horse in race six. One cheerleader is randomly drawn per horse. If we call your name, we’ll suit you up with Grand River Raceway gear, toss you the pom-poms and watch you cheer up a storm! The winning cheerleader receives a $50 betting voucher (18+). We’ve awarded OVER $15,000 TO GRAND RIVER RACEWAY CHEERLEADERS!


Hey smarty-pants, win great Grand River Raceway swag, gift certificates and tickets to local attractions with our nightly barrage of horse-related and generic trivia. Put the Smartphone away … Googlers are sent to muck stalls in the backstretch!

The fun continues on Fun and Frivolity Friday Night’s at Grand River Raceway! The regular Tarmac Show is amped up to include:

Dave FM Live Broadcast

You want rock? DAVE FM has your rock! And now they have it at Grand River Raceway, every Friday night, all summer long!

The Price is ALMOST Right

Three patrons face-off on the Tarmac Show for the $10 grand prize. Brush up on your knowledge of the retail price of horsey things and you’ll be flyin’ high!

Bouncy Pony Stakes

Fun & frivolity abounds with the Bouncy Pony Stakes! It’s inflatable mayhem as four patrons drive our stable of world champion inflatable steeds: Bouncestreos, Airpaches Fame, Airedmirals Express and the richest Bouncy Pony of all-time, the great Gallo Bounce Chip. The winning driver earns a $25 betting voucher (18+).

Bouncy Ponies: following race 10 on Fun & Frivolity Friday Nights

A Grand River Raceway original, the Bouncy Pony Stakes have been the surprise highlight of Fun & Frivolity Friday Race Nights for the past 6 years. Occasionally, we let the professional drivers take the reins (such as during our annual Industry Day Celebration) but it’s usually the gung-ho novice from the crowds who bounce the most. If you’re reaching for the stars and want to participate, visit the Tarmac Show and sign up early — our stable is small!