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Grand River Raceway’s 16th race season kicks off Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 pm.
Opening night’s race card also includes four Grassroots divisions of the Ontario Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts.
Fun & Frivolity Friday Race Night returns this year with the fan-favourite Drive A Racehorse event included most Friday race nights. Guests of all ages can sign-up the night-of at the Tarmac Booth to experience the thrill of driving a racehorse (accompanied by a professional) on the racetrack.
All Fun & Frivolity Friday Race Nights also include an extended Tarmac Show between the races and The NEIGHbourhood kids’ activity area in the new Homestretch Tent.
Visitors to Grand River Raceway will notice some changes to the facility as Elements Casino undergoes renovations. The Guest Care Counter, as well as betting windows and TV monitors for viewing the races, have been temporarily relocated to the new 3,200 sq. ft. First Turn Tent, located beside the Lighthouse Restaurant. During this time, temporary signage and site maps have been installed to help guests find their way around the facility.
Live harness racing is featured on most Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights from June 5 through September 27. Details about dinner reservations for the $20.99 Race Night Buffet can be found online.
Other special racing events include the fifth annual Ren’s Pets Wiener Dog Races (July 5) and the 29th Industry Day horse racing celebration featuring the Battle Of Waterloo (August 5).
Grand River Raceway’s 10-race program for June 5 will be available here (by June 3) and streaming video will be available starting at 6:00 p.m. Parking and admission are always free.
Photo credit:Grand River Raceway (Dave Landry Photo)