Battle Nominations due Feb. 16

Nominations for Grand River Raceway’s ‘Battle’ races due February 16; Twitter contest starts in May

ELORA, ON — Nominees for Grand River Raceway’s major races must be locked in by February 16. Following the final sustaining payment on April 15, a list of horses eligible to start in the elimination races will be posted, kicking off a Twitter/Facebook contest which will a VIP lunch for four during the 26th annual Industry Day event on August 1.

The 19th annual Battle Of Waterloo (for ON-sired two-year-old pacing colts) will be contested for an estimated $200,000. In 2015, the race went to Magnum J, granting father-son/trainer-driver duo Gregg McNair and Doug McNair their third Battle Of Waterloo title.

The 8th annual Battle Of The Belles (for ON-sired two-year-old pacing fillies) will be raced for an estimated $140,000. Last year, Free Show was the victor, making David Menary and driver Jody Jamieson two-time stakes winners.

In the Twitter/Facebook Battle Contest, players will use event hashtag #industryday26 and endeavor to name one Battle Of Waterloo eligible which starts in the race’s elimination divisions the week before Industry Day. In 2015, there were 138 eligibles and 17 starters.

While both races (including the eliminations, consolations and finals) will be contested at Grand River Raceway, the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) will handle the stakes administration. As noted on the nomination forms, all payments must be made payable to, and sent to, WEG.

Download nomination forms and complete conditions for both races here.

For stakes administration inquiries, please contact at Kim Neelands at 416-675-7223 ext. 4306.

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