Racing to resume June 5 at Elora raceway – but without fans

ELORA – Racing will resume on June 5 at the Grand River Raceway without spectators and with new physical distancing measures in place.

The raceway made the announcement on May 21, about a week after the province unveiled plans for stage one of the reopening of businesses and non-essential services, which included horse racing.

“As excited as we are to race, the protocols and procedures to keep our team and race participants safe will certainly be the number one priority,” stated Jamie Martin, director of operations at Grand River Raceway.

“It is certainly unfortunate that we can’t host spectators at this time, however we are committed to provide a great experience through the online platform.”

All races will be broadcast live and can be found on the raceway website, Facebook and YouTube channel.

“The organization has invested in additional equipment to ensure viewers at home can watch in both standard and high definition,” officials state.

“Grand River Raceway will be hosting an opportunity to train and qualify at 5pm on June 3rd.”

All qualifiers and races are subject to AGCO approval and are subject to change, officials say.

For more information visit the raceway website.