Grand River Raceway

Grand River Raceway


Welcome back! We missed you.

As of today, Monday, January 31, we are pleased to be opening our doors and welcoming you back.

We are still only at a 50% capacity for the Simulcast lounge and all other event spaces. We will require enhanced proof of vaccination or exemption QR codes for entry.

The Simulcast Lounge will be open 12pm to approx. 11pm (or end of race day). Schedule:

Our neighbours at Elements Casino will also be open from 10 am to 2 am daily and 24hrs on weekends, same regulations as above.

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Today is Bell Let's Talk Day
Check-in with friends and family, listen and show kindness.

From All at Grand River, our sincerest condolences to Bud Fritz’s family and friends. A local legend who will be missed by so many.
Great news for the Industry!
Battle of Waterloo & Battle of the Belles Sustaining Info now available at

Click the Nomination and Sustaining Fees tab to download info.

#horses #horseracing #elora #eloraraceway
A great industry opportunity at The Raceway at the Western Fair District... Track Announcer!

Tony Elliott
COVID Update – Jan 4, 2022
All of our facilities are closed due to the recent government restrictions that are currently effective until January 26, 2022. This includes the closure of our Simulcast Lounge.

Head over to to watch and wager online.

We hope to see you back in our space soon!

#horseracing #covid #elora #centrewellington #safetyfirst
An awesome opportunity to catch live racing with our friends at The Raceway at the Western Fair District!
Welcome to 2022...Looking forward to a GRAND year!

#happynewyear #newyear #2022 #events #eloraevents
Happy Holidays!🎄
Wishing you and your family a healthy holiday season.

Our Lounge is closed Dec 24 and Dec 25.
All other days we are open from 12pm to 11pm (as per Covid restrictions).
Occupancy will be reduced to 50% capacity and proof of vaccination is required.

#happyholidays #elora #raceway #horseracing
Updated 2022 Racing Schedule is now LIVE!

#horseracing #eloraraceway #elora

Grand River Raceway is a dynamic horse racing, gaming and entertainment destination located in the beautiful village of Elora, ON. We're open year-round. #experiencemore

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Operating as usual

Timeline photos 06/01/2022

Check out what's coming up this 2022 race season at Grand River Raceway! Read more details here

Always FREE family fun.
and of course you can always ... EXPECT AN EXPERIENCE.

Timeline photos 06/01/2022

Only 2 more days until our race season begins!
It all starts Friday, June 3, 2022.

Things you can expect...
FREE entry
Family fun
Yummy food
....and a lot of excitement!

Check out for all the details!

Timeline photos 05/31/2022

Things to note when you return to the tracks this Friday!

*Captain's Quarters (CQ) buffet is UNAVAILABLE this year. Many other food options at The GrandWay Lounge and on the tarmac.
*The GrandWay Patio is open and is a great front row seat to all of the action.
*No smoking in and on all GRR facilities.
*Neighbourhood activites are returning!

As always - FREE entry into the races for everyone 😀

Timeline photos 05/31/2022

Only 3 more days until our race season begins!

Things you can expect...
FREE entry
Family fun
Yummy food
....and a lot of excitement!

Check out for all the details!


Congrats and what a great night!

I.C.Y.M.I. It's LPR with the salute as Jimmy Freight wins the Camluck Classic this past Friday night in track record time!

Thank you to our race fans who came back out live after a two-year hiatus and to our horseplayers who contributed to an overall record Camluck night handle of almost $800,000.

Don't forget, still a couple of programs left in the Spring meet, including tonight, with first post at 5:50 p.m.

Timeline photos 05/30/2022

Only 4 more days until our race season begins!

Things you can expect...
FREE entry
Family fun
Yummy food
....and a lot of excitement!

Check out for all the details!

Timeline photos 05/28/2022

Timeline photos

The return of The Raceway at the Western Fair District's signature race the Camluck Classic pres. by Seelster Farms did not disappoint, and the Grassroots divisions on the card were a tale of two halves.


Timeline photos 05/27/2022

Looking forward to it…

The 2020 and 2021 Johnston and Lampman Cup winners will be honoured tonight at The Raceway at the Western Fair District on Camluck Classic night!



Timeline photos 05/26/2022

Are you looking for something new to try this summer?
Mon/Wed/Fri nights starting at 6.30pm come enjoy FREE entertainment at the track.

Grab some friends and check out what is available at Grand River Raceway!

Timeline photos 05/25/2022

You heard Wiener Dog Race is BACK on July 15?
This year we've turned the indoor Captain's Quarters into a VIP area!

Get a picnic-style meal, set seating, and more!

Buy tickets now before they sell out!

Timeline photos 05/25/2022

Weiner Dog Race is BACK... Mark your calendars for Friday, July 15, 2022! It's the most adorable race of the year...

Register your Wiener competitor here:

More details about the race to come.


An update to the Prospect Series. GRR will be hosting Leg 1B on Friday, June 3.
See full info ⬇️

As a result of the May 21 cancellation at Flamboro Downs, the 1A and 1B legs of the Prospect Series for three-year-olds have been rescheduled.

1A — As drawn at Flamboro Downs on Thursday, May 26, post time 6:35 pm

1B — Friday, June 3 at Grand River Raceway, box closes Monday, May 30 at 10 am 05/24/2022


More action for opening night!

As a result of the Saturday, May 21 cancellation at Flamboro Downs, the 1A and 1B legs of the Prospect Series for three-year-old pacers and trotters have been rescheduled.

1A will go as drawn on Thursday, May 26 at Flamboro Downs, while 1B moves to Grand River Raceway on Friday, June 3.

Full details at

Timeline photos 05/19/2022

Race season begins June 3...we hope to see you at the track!

We can't wait to welcome you back, it's been WAY too long.
Bring the whole family for FREE family fun!

See more about our upcoming season here:

Timeline photos 05/18/2022

Preakness, the 2nd leg of the US Thoroughbred Triple Crown, is this Saturday, May 21! Approx. post time is 6.45 pm.

The GrandWay Events Centre lounge is open at noon, food and beverages available for sale.

See you then!

City Info: "Attend the Kiwanis Sports Celebrity dinner on May 18 " 05/17/2022

City Info: "Attend the Kiwanis Sports Celebrity dinner on May 18 "

Congrats to Ben Wallace for being a 2020 Guelph Sports Hall of Fame inductee!

He’s going in as a Builder with a long and successful career as a standardbred trainer. Wishing Ben and all the inductees congratulations on their many great achievements!

City Info: "Attend the Kiwanis Sports Celebrity dinner on May 18 " The Guelph Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors is pleased to announce the names of the 2020 inductees who will be celebrated following a two-year pause due to COVID-19.

Timeline photos 05/16/2022

Last sustaining payment is due end of day TODAY!

Details here:

Timeline photos 05/08/2022

To all those great people in our lives we we call "mom"...THANK YOU!

Today we are pleased to be able to serve many moms at our Mother's Day Brunch at our @grandwayevents in support of @elorahouse ❤️

Photos from Grand River Raceway's post 05/07/2022

TODAY is Derby Day!

Races begin in our The GrandWay Events Centre lounge at 10:30 am


A beautiful morning for training yesterday!

Photos from Grand River Raceway's post 05/06/2022

It's Derby weekend!
The GrandWay Lounge is hosting a live viewing of the races...

TODAY - Kentucky Oaks Day - Friday, May 6
First race at Churchill Downs begins at 10:30 am

TOMORROW - Kentucky Derby Day - Saturday, May 7
First race at Churchill Downs begins at 10:30 am

A great menu will be served in our GrandWay Lounge as well!

Portuondo Leaving Woodbine 05/04/2022

Portuondo Leaving Woodbine

Portuondo Leaving Woodbine Woodbine Entertainment announced on Wednesday (May 4) that long-time on-air simulcast host Jason Portuondo is leaving the organization to pursue a new opportunity.

Photos from Grand River Raceway's post 05/03/2022

It's Derby Week...

1) Kentucky Oaks Day - Friday, May 6
First race at Churchill Downs begins at 10:30 am
2) Kentucky Derby Day - Saturday, May 7
First race at Churchill Downs begins at 10:30 am

Join us in The GrandWay Lounge to enjoy all the action! We've got a special menu for you to enjoy as well.

Timeline photos 05/03/2022

The paddock and racetrack are now open for training as of TODAY - May 3, 2022!
Welcome back, we sure missed you 🐎
Keep up to date on training and other GRR info here:

Photos from The Raceway at the Western Fair District's post 05/01/2022

An industry event not to be missed!

Timeline photos 04/28/2022

Paddock and racetrack open for training starting May 3, 2022!
We are excited to have you back.

Keep up to date on training and other GRR info here:


It’s fantasy time…

The 2022 COSA Fantasy Stable contest is now open and FREE to join. Entries close on May 20th so follow the link below for more info and to begin building your fantasy stable. The Grand Prize is once again valued at over $4,000 - a night in a private suite at Woodbine - Mohawk Park with $2,500 in betting vouchers and $1,500 in food and drink!


Timeline photos 04/17/2022

We hope you enjoy time with family and friends this lovely long weekend!

Timeline photos 04/14/2022

Want to work with a great team? Awesome, because WE'RE HIRING!

Front of House Manager
Camera Operators
Gift Shop Associate

Check out the details of these roles at


Ahh we can’t wait to host this concert right in our in-field!

Get involved by checking out sponsorship opportunities in the below link 👇🏻

Hey Guelph & Wellington County! Do we ever have some exciting news for you…

Coming to you July 2, 2022, presented by The Grove Hubs, the Ignite concert will feature a lineup of incredible performers and a day filled with so many more fun surprises in support of The Grove and in celebration of our youth!

Interested in becoming a sponsor of ignite? Visit and get in touch with us!

Lineup announcement and ticket information coming soon. Keep an 👀 on our page for more info!

Timeline photos 04/13/2022

On Friday, April 15th the next sustaining payment for eligible horses to the Battle of Waterloo and Battle of the Belles is DUE!

Sustaining fee info here:

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #10 04/08/2022

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #10

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #10 With the scheduled date of the 2022 Pepsi North America Cup just over two months away, Trot Insider will profile some of the race's top contenders as horses ready to compete for one of Canadian harness racing's biggest prizes.

Pemberton Returns From Injury 04/04/2022

Pemberton Returns From Injury


Pemberton Returns From Injury Georgia is not a state many would associate with harness racing, but at this time of year there are a number of notable horses and horsepeople seeking refuge from winter in the warmth of the Peach State.

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