Open Houses

2012 Racetrack Open House Schedule

DATE: Sunday, May 27, 2012
LOCATION: Grand River Raceway (Elora, ON)
HOURS: Drop-in any time between 11am – 2pm
COST: Free
MORE INFO: Grand River Raceway website
STATUS: This event is finished. View photos!

DATE: Sunday, July 8, 2012
LOCATION: Hanover Raceway (Hanover, ON)
HOURS: 12 NOON – 4pm
COST: Free
NOTES: Park in backstretch
CONTACT: Gord Dougan at 519-364-2860 ext. 2

DATE: Monday, July 23, 2012
LOCATION: Kawartha Downs (Fraserville, ON)
CONTACT: Lana Tower at 705-939-6316 ext. 203


Catch a rare glimpse of harness racing behind the scenes with our racetrack Open Houses and explore our fascinating industry in this hands-on, interactive program.

Unless otherwise noted, registrations are not required beforehand.

Open Houses are free and suitable for all ages. Children are definitely welcome (but must be supervised by an adult at all times).

Some of the topics & activities you’ll discover at our Open Houses:
• Basic horse care, nutrition & anatomy
• Blacksmiths & hoof care
• Driving & training race horses
• What happens in the paddock each race night
• Rules & regulations
• PLUS …. the chance to drive a racehorse on the racetrack!

Open Houses runs rain or shine. Please dress according to weather, and please ensure everyone in your family is wearing close-toed shoes.


:: Assorted images from past Open Houses here.