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Industry Day Celebration

August 3, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Our Industry Day Celebration is the marquee event of the race season. It’s staged annually during a special afternoon race card on each Civic Holiday Monday (the first Monday in August).

The day is highlighted by two major races, The Battle of Waterloo and the Battle of the Belles.

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2020 Schedule

Although the 2020 Industry Day will be slightly different without fans on-site, we are working hard to bring you the same level of excitement that you can enjoy from the safety of your home.

Keep checking back and follow us on Facebook for updates on what the 2020 Industry Day will bring.

• General Public will NOT BE ALLOWED on site
• Broadcast Start at 12:00
• Post Time for Race 1 is 12:30
• Battle of Waterloo and Battle of the Bells will still be running


The Races

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.

  • Year/Horse/Sire


    2020 BETTOR SUN (Sunshine Beach)
    Gregg McNair | Doug McNair

    2019 SPORTS OBSESSION (Sportswriter)
    Carl Jamieson | Jody Jamieson

    2018 BRONX SEELSTER (Big Jim)
    Wayne McGean | Trevor Henry

    2017 SIMPLE KINDA MAN (Sportswriter)
    Scott McEneny | Corey Callahan

    2016 SPORTS COLUMN (Sportswriter)
    Blake MacIntosh | Chris Christoforou

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

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

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

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

    2011 MACHAPELO (Mach Three)
    Mike Keeling | Scott Zeron

    2010 PRODIGAL SEELSTER (Camluck)
    Dave Menary | Randy Waples

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

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

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

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

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

    2004 BANNER YANKEE (Grinfromeartoear)
    Carl Jamieson | Jody Jamieson

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Races

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 Battle Of The Belles is contested by Ontario-sired two-year-old pacing fillies.

  • Year Horse (Sire)

    Trainer | Driver

    2020 Scarlett Hanover (Bettors Delight)
    Ashleigh Hensley | Ed Hensley

    2019 KARMA SEELSTER (Sportswriter)
    Gregg McNair | Doug McNair

    2018 QUEBEC BLUE CHIP (Sportswriter)
    Dave Menary | Jody Jamieson

    2017 PLAY THE BELL (Shadow Play)
    Casie Coleman | Bob McClure

    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