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Grand River Raceway building

27th annual Industry Day

The 27th annual Industry Day is Grand River Raceway’s marquee event of the race season. Be a part of one of the most celebrated events in Canadian harness racing.

Industry Day is staged annually during a special afternoon race card on each Civic Holiday Monday (the first Monday in August). More than 5000 people flock to the Elora raceway grounds for the two signature races; The Battle of Waterloo and the Battle of the Belles, competing for combined purses totalling around $230,000.

But there’s more than just racing. For the kids:

  • Facepainting
  • Balloon artists
  • Jumpy castles
  • Pony Rides
  • Petting Zoo

For adults:

  • Two backstretch beer tents
  • A full card of racing featuring: Battle of Waterloo, Battle of the Belles, Ontario Sires Stakes (3-year-old pacing fillies, Gold)
  • Prize contests and giveaways


August 7, 2017
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Grand River Raceway
7445 Wellington County Rd. 21
Elora, ON N0B 1S0 Canada
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