Grand River Raceway's live harness racing season will consist of 48 dates in 2014. The recent announcement from the Ontario Racing Commission confirmed approved race dates for nine Standardbred tracks in the province.
During its 11th season, the Elora, ON oval will race Monday and Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. from June 2 through September 29. The track's signature Fun & Frivolity Friday Race Nights are featured from June 6 through September 5 at 6:30 p.m. There are two exceptions to the aforementioned schedule: no racing on Friday, August 22; and post time is 1:30 on Monday, August 4.
Grand River Raceway is one of eight racetracks in the Standardbred Alliance — a newly formed structure within the Horse Racing Partnership Plan announced by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. The Alliance members represent a three-tier racing hierarchy, ‘Grass Roots' (Clinton, Hanover), ‘Signature' (Flamboro, Georgian, Grand River and Western Fair) and ‘Premier' (Mohawk and Woodbine).
FUN & FRIVOLITY FRIDAY NIGHTS
Kids will enjoy the NEIGHbourhood, an interactive horse education program held under the Tarmac Tent from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
INDUSTRY DAY CELEBRATION
Grand River Raceway features its 24th annual Industry Day Celebration on Monday, August 4 at 1:30 p.m. The popular afternoon card features the 17th annual Battle Of Waterloo and the sixth annual Battle Of The Belles.
RACE NIGHT BUFFET(Grand River Raceway)
A newly formatted $16.99 buffet will be featured every race night in the Captain's Quarters tiered dining room overlooking the racetrack. Several dates in June are already filling quickly with group bookings; reservations are always highly recommended by calling (519) 846-5455 ext. 247.
Post time for the season-opener on June 2 is 6:30 p.m.(Full schedule: http://grandriverraceway.com/live-racing-schedule ) For more information, visit http://www.grandriverraceway.com/.