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2021 Industry Day Complete

Published: August 2, 2021 4:01 pm ET

Last Comment: August 3, 2021 9:07 am ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The 31st annual Industry Day, held Monday (Aug. 2), welcomed spectators back to Grand River Raceway in full force and featured some of the best Ontario-Sired two-year-olds on the track for this year's edition of the Battle of the Belles and the Battle of Waterloo.

Historically the largest day of the racing season at Grand River Raceway, Industry Day featured more than $600,000 in purse money, and was truly a day for those racing and spectators alike.

Full recaps from those events, plus the undercard with Ontario Sires Stakes Gold and Grassroots action for three-year-old pacing fillies, are available below.

Video from Industry Day is available below, with bonus coverage from COSA TV also available.

Betterhavemymoney Blazes In Battle Of Waterloo
The 2-5 favourite Betterhavemymoney refused to sit pocket to 5-2 second choice Erinwood Yves early, and the Betterthancheddar gelding survived his own swift pace to claim a narrow victory in the $251,050 Battle Of Waterloo on Monday (Aug. 2) at Grand River Raceway....read on

Patience Pays For Love That Smile In Battle Of The Belles
Driver Louis-Philippe Roy sat Love That Smile off a first-turn flurry for position before sending the 4-5 favourite after the lead and to a 1:54.4 score in the $145,060 Battle of the Belles....read on

Voelz Delight Equals Grand River Record
Front-end control was the name of the game at Grand River Raceway on Monday (Aug. 2) as the winners of both $101,400 three-year-old pacing filly Gold Series divisions and all five $21,000 Grassroots divisions controlled the tempo on their way to victory. Voelz Delight captured the first Gold Series division in a track record-equalling 1:52.4, matching the record set by Neon Moon during the 2018 edition of the Elora, Ont., oval’s signature event....read on

Kelly Doubles In Preferreds
Driver Colin Kelly left quickly with Willyorwonthe from post 7 and gave the field the slip to win the $11,500 Preferred 2 & 3 Trot. He employed similar tactics to take the $8,500 Horses & Geldings Preferred 3 Pace with Pretty Handsome....read on

 

A great crowd was on hand for the 31st annual Industry Day and fans were happy to be back on track for the raceway’s signature day.

Total handle for this year’s 11-race Industry Day card was $371,125, with over $38,000 wagered on track.

To view Monday's compete results, click the following link: Monday Results – Grand River Raceway.

August 3, 2021 - 9:07 amKudos to Grand River's race

Mike Mobley SAID...

Kudos to Grand River's race secretary; that was an excellent overall race card - not a single claiming race or race for nonwinners.


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