The Races 2017-08-03T20:36:50+00:00

Monday August 7, 2017
Post time: 1:30 pm

2017/08/07 13:00:00


Battle of the Belles

The Battle Of The Belles is Grand River Raceway’s companion race to its signature dash, (the Battle Of Waterloo), and is showcased during Industry Day. The $92,800 race is for Ontario-sired two-year-old pacing fillies.

The Battle Of The Belles was raced for the first time in 2009, when it was won by FBS Terror for trainer Mario Macri and driver Scott Zeron, who was just 19 at the time.

2017 Details

• Eliminations are contested on July 31, 2017.

• Top 9 finishers from the elims advance to the $120,000 (E) Final on Industry Day (Aug. 7).

RACE FEATURES:

$120,000 Purse (Estimated)

PAST CHAMPS

Year/Horse/Sire/Trainer/Driver

2016   BID WRITER (Sportswriter) | Jeff Gillis | James MacDonald

2015   FREE SHOW (Badlands Hanover) | David Menary | Jody Jamieson

2014   WIN THE GOLD (Sportswriter) | Tony O’Sullivan | James MacDonald

2013    LADY SHADOW (Shadow Play) | Gregg McNair | Doug McNair

2012    MACHAROUNDTHECLOCK (Mach Three) | Dave Menary | Jody Jamieson

2011     YOUR BEAUTIFUL (Your Nemesis) | Stephen Gillard | Stuart Sowerby

2010     VILLAGE JANUS (Modern Art) | Rod Therres | Mark MacDonald

2009     FBS TERROR (Western Terror) | Mario Macri | Scott Zeron

Battle of Waterloo

The Battle Of Waterloo is Grand River Raceway’s signature race and is showcased during Industry Day by Ontario-sired two-year-old pacing colts.

The Battle of Waterloo was raced annually at Elmira Raceway from 1998 through 2003. In 2004, the race debuted at its new home at Grand River Raceway in Elora.

2017 Details

• Eliminations are contested on July 31, 2017.

• Top 9 finishers from the elims advance to the $175,000 (E) Final on Industry Day (Aug. 7)

RACE FEATURES:

$175,000 Purse

PAST CHAMPS

Year/Horse/Sire/Trainer/Driver

1998    DISTINCTIV SKEETER (Run The Table) | Carl Jamieson | Carl Jamieson

1999    YOUR NEMESIS (Gypsys Hellion) | Dan Clements | Randy Waples

2000    C T ROCKET (Pacific Rocket) | Carl Jamieson | Carl Jamieson

2001    DREAMFAIR VOGEL (Village Jiffy) | Jason Libby | Randy Waples

2002    VILLAGE BLITZ (Village Jiffy) | Carl Jamieson | Jody Jamieson

2003    GROOVIE DAY (Gothic Dream) | Bill Budd | Mike Saftic

2004    BANNER YANKEE (Grinfromeartoear) | Carl Jamieson | Jody Jamieson

2005    BUTTON UP (Northern Luck) | Mark Horner | Mike Horner

2006    WARRAWEE IDEAL (Million Dollar Cam) | Carl Jamieson | Jody Jamieson

2007    SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE (Mach Three) | J. L. Arsenault | Paul MacDonell

2008    TRAIL BOSS (Apaches Fame) | Gregg McNair | Doug McNair

2009    WELLTHEREYOUGO (Camluck) | Dr. Ian Moore | Randy Waples

2010    PRODIGAL SEELSTER (Camluck) | Dave Menary | Randy Waples

2011    MACHAPELO (Mach Three) | Mike Keeling | Scott Zeron

2012    TARPON HANOVER (Badlands Hanover) | Dave Menary | Scott Zeron

2013     THREE OF CLUBS (Mach Three) | Gregg McNair | Doug McNair

2014     GO DADDY GO (Ponder) | Robert McIntosh | John Campbell

2015     MAGNUM J (Big Jim) | Gregg McNair | Doug McNair

2016     SPORTS COLUMN (Sportswriter) | Blake MacIntosh | Chris Christoforou

More than just racing!

There is so much more to Industry Day than just racing. This special afternoon card of racing features lots of great activities for the entire family.

For kids (from 1:00 – 4:30):

  • Facepainting
  • Balloon artists
  • Jumpy castles
  • Pony Rides
  • Petting Zoo

*Please note these activities require an all-access wristband ($5/child purchased day-of) to access these amusements.

For adults:

  • Two backstretch beer tents
  • A full card of racing featuring: Battle of Waterloo, Battle of the Belles, Racing Under Saddle, Ontario Sires Stakes (3-year-old pacing fillies, Gold).
  • prize contests and giveaways
  • Garage Sale (horse and horse racing collectibles, memorabilia, etc.) to benefit the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society