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Bring A Friend Weekend - July 14-16, 2017


Here’s your chance to share the passion you feel for Canadian harness racing and be an ambassador for the sport! 

Century Downs - Sunday, July 16
Calgary, Alberta; Post Time: 1:10 p.m.
- Draws for rides in the starting gate car
- Beginner handicapping workshop before the races
- Mascot Appearance!
- Bounceback Coupon for BAF guests
- Starting Gate Food Truck will be open for business!

Clinton Raceway - Sunday, July 16
Clinton, Ont.; Post time: 1:30 p.m., Gates: Noon
- Draws for winner’s circle presentation
- FREE program for guests (maximum 30)
- Prize draws for a Super Sunday Show t-shirt Clinton Raceway hat and $10 betting voucher
- Free $2 bet (maximum 30)
- Mascot Appearance!

Dresden Raceway - Sunday, July 16
Dresden, Ont.; Post time: 1:30 p.m., Gates: 12:30 p.m.
- Draws for rides in the starting gate car
- Draw for winner’s circle presentation
- Paddock tour/behind the scenes tour
- Free programs (Max 50)/ Free $2 bet (Max 50)
- 1/2 price hotdog or burger (Max 50)
- Draws for great prizes!
- T-shirt/hat tosses
- Winner’s circle emcee
- Meet the drivers session before the races!
- Customer service reps trackside
- Spin to Win Wheel
- Group Photo with all BAF guests!

Georgian Downs - Sunday, July 16
Innisfil, Ont.; Post Time: 6:00 p.m., Gates: 5:00 p.m.
- Prize Draws for Georgian Downs, hats, t-shirts & swag!
- Music played between races

Grand River Raceway - Friday, July 14
Elora, Ont.; Post time: 6:35 p.m., Gates Open: 5:00 p.m.
- Draws for great prizes!
- Mascot appearance!
- Winner’s circle emcee
- Local Radio Station DAVE ROCKS 107.5 trackside!
- Customer service reps trackside
- Facebook/Instagram/Twitter contest for a free $2 bet

Hanover Raceway - Saturday, July 15
Hanover, Ont.; Post time: 7:15 p.m.
- Free programs (Max 25)
- T-shirt/hat tosses
- Free $2 bet (Max 25)
- Winner’s Circle Emcee
- Mascot appearance!

Hiawatha Horse Park - Saturday, July 15
Sarnia, Ont.; Post time: 6:30 p.m.
- Rides in the starting gate car
- FREE programs (Max 500)
- Special food discount for BAF guests
- Draws for great prizes!

Kawartha Downs - Saturday, July 15
Fraserville, Ont.; Post time: 7:00 p.m.
- Draws for winner’s circle presentation
- Draws for paddock tours/behind the scenes tours
- Free programs for BAF guests
- Free $2 bet for BAF guests
- Beginner handicapping workshop
- Winner’s circle emcee
- Customer Service trackside!

Mohawk Racetrack - Saturday, July 15
Campbellville, Ont.; Post time: 7:30 p.m., Gates Open: 6:00 p.m.
- Draws for paddock tours/behind the scenes tour
- T-shirt/hat tosses
- Free $2 bet (Max 50)
- Free Programs (Max 50)
- Customer service reps trackside

Northside Downs - Saturday, July 15
North Sydney, N.S.; Post Time: 1:00 p.m., Gates: 11:00 a.m.
- Free programs for guests (Maximum 25)
- Free $2 Betting Vouchers (Maximum 25)
- Prize draws for betting vouchers, t-shirts, and program loyalty cards
- Rides in two seated jog cart by drivers and trainers
- Special food discount
- Winner’s circle emcee
- Customer service reps trackside

Rideau Carleton Raceway - Sunday, July 16
Gloucester, Ont.; Post Time: 6:30 p.m.
- Draws for rides in the starting gate car
- Free $2 bets (Max 100)
- Free programs (Max 100)
- Prize draws for t-shirts & prize packages
- Meet the Drivers session before the races!
- Customer service reps trackside
- Balloons & Free Tip Sheets!

Truro Raceway - Sunday, July 16
Truro, Nova Scotia; Post Time: 1:00 p.m.
- Special prize draws & food discount
- More activities will be announced soon!


What better way to celebrate the 250th anniversary of horse racing in Canada than by sharing your passion and introducing someone new to our great sport? It’s time to gather the troops and head to the racetrack because we’ve brought back the Bring A Friend challenge for the fifth consecutive year!

The event will be hosted at 12 racetracks across the country, and it’s up to you, the membership and industry participants to drive this event, invite your friends and bring them with you to the track the weekend of July 14-16 to get in on the action.

This national promotion is a collaborative effort between Standardbred Canada members, racetracks and SC’s ‘I Love Canadian Harness Racing’ Fan Club. The goal is to invite people who have never been to the harness races or haven’t visited a track within the past year so they can learn why we love this great sport! This is your opportunity to show your friends and family what happens at the track, teaching them the basics in reading a program, how to place a bet and getting them involved in the fun things happening between races.

Century Downs Racetrack & Casino, Clinton Raceway, Dresden Raceway, Georgian Downs, Grand River Raceway, Hanover Raceway, Hiawatha Horse Park, Kawartha Downs, Mohawk Racetrack, Northside Downs, Rideau Carleton Raceway and Truro Raceway will be pulling out all the stops in their own unique fashion to offer an unforgettable experience for fans and their guests.

This year the participating tracks have organized a number of exciting activities to enhance the experience for members and their guests. Some of these include a free $2 bet, draws for rides in the starting gate car, food discounts, draws for winner’s circle presentations, paddock tours, driver meet and greets, t-shirt tosses and beginner handicapping workshops.

We’ll also be featuring several contests connected to the BAF promotion so stay tuned for updates on those in the next few weeks.

Let’s get some new people out to the races and show them the sport and industry we all love!

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