Live racing season estimated to begin Monday, June 14th

In light of the recent Government of Ontario “Roadmap to Reopen” announcement, a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province, we at Grand River Raceway are preparing to begin Standardbred racing in accordance with Step One of the plan.

We are looking begin the live racing season spectator-free starting Monday, June 14th but are prepared to accelerate the resumption sooner if the Government of Ontario enters Step One earlier than expected.

Based on the Roadmap, Step One is estimated to begin on Monday, June 14th although the timeline to this, and future movement through the three steps, is dependent on the daily decrease of COVID-19 case counts, lower hospitalization rates, and the percentage of vaccinated residents.

Live racing will return to the regular schedule, with three race dates per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with a post time of 6:30pm each evening.

Qualifying & Schooling races are scheduled for Wednesday, June 2nd and Wednesday, June 9th at 10:00am. Beginning Wednesday, June 16th and continuing for the remainder of the season, qualifying and schooling races will be scheduled every Wednesday at 2:00pm.

Horsepeople must have paperwork in order before qualifiers, and are reminded that entries for qualifiers and race cards can be made online.

We look forward to seeing the horses back out on the track very soon!