Even if you have never been to the races, you can get an idea what it is like by looking at this YouTube movie. The wonderful world of the Internet, and all the sharing features of it, make it so easy to peak over the fence and see whether it is something for you. The Raceway also has slot machines and a fine restaurant.
Planning a trip to Elora and surrounding area is not complete without spending some time downtown, of course, with its wide variety of artisan shops and fine restaurants and coffee shops.
And tell them we sent you! :o)