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Locals love harness racing and we hope you will too.
Come catch the action at this year’s newest series of races – Centre Wellington Derby Nights!
A trio of Friday race nights at Grand River Raceway will celebrate our unique community, featuring a race named exclusively for Township of Centre Wellington residents and offering $1,000 in cash prizes.
Plus for everyone:
• BBQ specials ($2 hamburgers & hotdogs, $1 pop)
• Drive a racehorse with the Hands On Horses Program (30 spots)
• 10 races including Racing Under Saddle with RUS Ontario
• Kids’ activities and barn tour in The NEIGHbourhood
Admission and parking are always free.
N0B vs. N1M in the Centre Wellington Derby:
This summer, the residents of Centre Wellington will head to the track, bearing their postal codes with pride as they compete for $3,000 in prizes and bragging rights as the champions of Centre Wellington Derby NightsPresent your proof of residence at the Registration Table between 5:30 – 7:30.
The track will host a trio of these events: June 29, July 27 and August 31. The feature race of each evening will be designated as the Centre Wellington Derby and the eight horses in the race will be randomly assigned to a postal code (N1M or N0B). The Centre Wellingtonians representing each postal code are registered for a draw following the race where 10 residents representing the winning horse will share a $1,000 cash prize.
*Must be 18+. Proof of residency includes photo ID with postal code listed, or photo ID accompanied by addressed letter showing postal code.
Centre Wellington Derby Nights at Grand River Raceway are presented by the Grand River Agricultural Society.