Association Sponsors 'Best In Show'

Published: July 27, 2016 05:38 pm EDT

Since its inception in 1990, the Industry Day celebration at Grand River Raceway has been enthusiastically supported by the Ontario Harness Horse Association.

In the early days, the organization hosted the Backstretch Olympic Games with such epic events as water-pail and bandage-rolling contests. More recently, OHHA created the Best In Show Awards, providing cash prizes to the caretakers of horses racing on the Industry Day card.

For the event’s 26th edition on August 1, OHHA is providing $1,500 in total prizes — $100 to the top five in each of the following categories: Best Of Show Head-To-Toe; Horse & Groom; Above & Beyond (braids, sparkles, etc.).

Judges for the Best In Show will circulate throughout the paddock on Industry Day. The winners will be announced on the track’s website and social media later that evening.

Post time for Industry Day on August 1 is 1:30 p.m. Festivities and the broadcast kick-off at 1 p.m. Complete event details are available at

Event hashtag: #industryday26

To view Monday's harness racing entries, click on the following link: Monday Entries - Grand River Raceway.

(Grand River Raceway)