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2018 Wanna Drive a Racehorse Schedule

We’re back and ready to make the summer of 2018 a memorable one for you,  your family and friends. Come visit us at your local racetrack for a chance to take a ride behind one of our gorgeous standardbreds! June … Continue reading

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400+ drive a racehorse during Open House at Grand River Raceway

ELORA — Grand River Raceway hosted more than 400 guests at its 10th annual backstretch Open House on Sunday, May 27. Guests were treated to a rare glimpse of horse racing behind-the-scenes.   The full tour of the Open House’s … Continue reading

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2017 Wanna Drive Schedule

Here is the 2017 Wanna Drive dates so far! We would be honoured if you’d add the Wanna Drive program to your summer fun agenda. Sept 1st Grand River Raceway Wanna Drives August 20th Clinton Raceway September 9th Hiawatha Horse … Continue reading

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Upcoming Boxing Day Wanna Drive

Join us for your chance to drive a racehorse on Monday December 26th at the Raceway at the Western Fair District! Post time is 1:05PM

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2016 Hands On Horses Events

Join us at any of the following events for your chance to drive a racehorse and enjoy live harness racing. All of our events are free of charge and open to individuals of all ages. July17th Dresden Raceway -Dresden -Wanna … Continue reading

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First Nation School Kids Get to Horse Around

This past Saturday the Hands on Horse Program, an initiative of the Ontario Harness Horse Association, visited the residents of the Neyaashiinigmiing Reserve near Wiarton, Ontario. The Chippewas of Nawash Health Centre  hosted a meet and greet with three retired racehorses at Kikendaasogamig Elementary School. Harry, a retired … Continue reading

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Across the province we go…

The Hands on Horses Program made stops across the province this weekend. Saturday night Harry and Woody were giving rides in Peterbourgh Ontario at Kawartha Downs for their family fun night and Sunday the program visited Lakeshore Horse Raceway in … Continue reading

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A Weekend We Won’t Soon Forget!

The hands on horses program survived brake repairs, windshield wiper repairs in a down pour and tornado warnings to make it to Sarnia and Dresden to give over 80 new fans a ride around the track. For more photos from … Continue reading

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A Hands on Horses Summer Event List

Enhance your summer with a hands on horses experience! Join us at any of the following events for your chance to drive a racehorse and enjoy live harness racing. All of our events are free of charge and open to … Continue reading

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Grand River’s Second Annual Media Race

Barry Finn wins second annual Media Race at Grand River Raceway ELORA, ON ­— Local media celebs swapped headlines for driving lines on Friday night in Grand River Raceway’s second annual Media Race. Each media personality was paired with a professional driver in … Continue reading

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