August 28th Race Date Added to Grand River Raceway Season
ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway is excited to announce an additional date to the race season on Friday, August 28th.
Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, Grand River Raceway was unable to race on the scheduled opening day of June 3rd. Friday, August 28th was not included on the racing calendar due to the annual Truck & Tractor Pull hosted by Grand River Agricultural Society. Although the event was cancelled for 2020, the Grand River Raceway looks forward to hosting this event in 2021.
Tracks have traditionally had the option of adding a date, adding races to scheduled dates, or adding purse money to scheduled races. This season the reduction in racing has resulted in an abundance of horses looking to race. Grand River Raceway is dedicated to offering as many opportunities as possible to get horses on the track by maintaining a 3-day race week.
Total wagering on Grand River Raceway, through the first 21 days of the meet, is up 30% over the same period last year, averaging $277,000 per card.
Although spectators are not yet able to return to the track, race programs and live streaming video in HD are available for all cards at www.grandriverraceway.com and wagering is available through www.hpibet.com.