Signature races reformatted but alive at Grand River Raceway:
New April 30th Deadline For Nomination Payments
ELORA, ON — A sponsorship of $75,000 from the Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) has ensured the continuation of the Battle Of Waterloo and the Battle Of The Belles during the 2013 edition of the annual Industry Day Celebration at Grand River Raceway.
GRAS is the parent company of the Elora, ON track. The Board Of Directors voted to extend the cash as a base for the races, which are the highlight of the track’s annual Industry Day Celebration. This year marks the 23rd edition of the popular afternoon event which takes place on Monday, August 5.
The sum will be split with $50,000 going toward the total purse for the Battle Of Waterloo and $25,000 going toward the total purse for the Battle Of The Belles.
The classification for these races remains the same. The 16th annual Battle Of Waterloo is for ON-sired two-year-old pacing colts. The 5th annual Battle Of The Belles is for ON-sired two-year-old pacing fillies.
Both races have been extensively reformatted, including a single eligibility payment (versus three). This change was necessary for 2013, given the time restraints created by the delay of the Ontario racing calendar post-SARP.
Some of the 2013 highlights include:
There is only one nomination payment, which must be postmarked by April 30/13.
• Battle Of Waterloo: $600 ($620 US)
• Battle Of The Belles: $400 ($415 US)
• Battle Of Waterloo Final: $100,000 G | $125,000 E
• Battle Of The Belles Final: $60,000 G | $75,000 E
• Battle Of Waterloo Elims: $12,500/division
• Battle Of The Belles Elims: $10,000/division
• Battle Of Waterloo Consolation: $20,000
• Battle Of The Belles Consolation: $15,000
ELIM STARTING FEES:
• Battle Of Waterloo Starting Fee: $750
• Battle Of The Belles: $500
Grand River Raceway reminds all entrants that at press time, the race dates referred to in the conditions for the Battle Of Waterloo and Battle Of The Belles are subject to confirmation by the ORC.
Visit this site’s STAKING section to download nomination forms and complete conditions for both races.
For further information about these races, please contact Kelly Spencer at (519) 846-5455 ext 238 or email@example.com