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Dr. Ted Clarke Passes

April 28, 2019:

Dr. C. E. ‘Ted’ Clarke, 71, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener, Ont....read on

Records Galore For On A Sunny Day; Grand River Closes Meet

September 27, 2017:

In what was the final race of the 2017 meet at Grand River Raceway, On A Sunny Day ($3.30) lived up to favoured billing in the $125,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold event for three-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday (September 27) evening....read on

Dr. Ted Clarke Retirement Party

August 31, 2017:

After more than 30 years of tireless work in the Ontario harness racing industry, Dr. Ted Clarke is retiring from his post as the general manager of Grand River Raceway in Elora, Ont....read on

Clarke Announces Retirement

June 21, 2017:

After more than 30 years of tireless work in the Ontario harness racing industry, Dr. Ted Clarke is retiring from his post as the General Manager of Grand River Raceway in Elora, Ont....read on

Clarke Speaks To Alliance Strengths

December 8, 2016:

In the wake of recent industry consultations with Ontario Racing (OR) on a potential long term funding plan, the General Manager of one of the tracks involved in the Ontario Standardbred Alliance offered his perspective on the current climate facing the harness racing industry in the province....read on

Strong Turnout For Sixth Consultation

November 19, 2016:

Approximately 150 people attended Saturday's public consultation session in Port Perry, Ontario, hosted by Ontario Racing (OR)....read on

Consultation Held At Hiawatha

November 9, 2016:

Ontario Racing (OR) hosted its third scheduled in-person consultation on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Hiawatha Horse Park regarding a proposed long-term funding framework for horse racing in the province....read on

Sports Column Wins Battle Of Waterloo

August 1, 2016:

Confidently handled by driver Chris Christoforou, Sports Column delivered on his pari-mutuel promise with a front-end effort in the $159,500 Battle of Waterloo for Ontario-sired two-year-old pacing colts and geldings to close out Grand River Raceway's Industry Day celebrations on Monday, August 1....read on

Keys To Grand River's Growth

October 15, 2015:

With Grand River Raceway's wagering numbers up dramatically from 2014, the track's Hall of Fame general manager gives his take on how handle jumped 36 percent from the prior year at the Elora half-miler....read on

Grand River Meet Sees Handle Increase

September 30, 2015:

Grand River Raceway wrapped up its 12th live harness racing season on September 30....read on

A Cause For Celebration & Reflection

July 30, 2015:

It began on a meagre budget as a way to help a struggling racetrack build an identity. Twenty-five years later, Industry Day has grown into one of the best events on the Canadian harness racing calendar. The annual fete that has been instrumental in helping put Grand River Raceway on the map....read on

MacDonell Reflects On Gamsby

February 18, 2015:

"He was a benefit to the community of Guelph, that's for sure. He stepped up in every way...People just respected him so much. He was just one of those guys that people looked to for information and experience."...read on

Handle Increase At Alliance Tracks

August 14, 2014:

It’s been over four months since the launch of the Standardbred Alliance in Ontario on April 1 and wagering on Standardbred horse races at these tracks is already seeing a sharp increase compared to the same period last year....read on

The Hall Of Fame Class Of 2014

August 6, 2014:

On Wednesday night the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame welcomed its class of 2014 inductees, a total of 14 horses and individuals....read on

Dr. Clarke Humbled By Hall Induction

April 10, 2014:

"It is a significant honour and I'm still having trouble deciding whether or not I might be worthy of it."...read on


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