Alberta's top ranked mares of 2014 faced each other together for the first time this year in Friday night's $10,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Northlands Park with Travis Cullen trainee Feelin Flush coming out a winner.
On their second annual “Night of Champions,” The Meadows Racetrack & Casino and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) honoured locally based horsemen Dave Palone and Ron Burke, who have become two of harness racing’s most celebrated champions.
The curtain will fall on Red Shores’ winter harness racing meet with a 15-dash program Sunday at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The card has been moved to Sunday due to the winter storm in the forecast for Saturday.
The popular Niatross Knockout Claiming Series begins next Saturday at Buffalo Raceway and some of the pacers slated to participate got to eyeball their competition in four divisions of prep races on a frigid Friday night (January 30).
It has been reported that on Thursday, January 29 the New Jersey Casino Control Commission issued Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment a statement of compliance. The statement marks the first step for the ‘Hard Rock’ brand to potentially become added to the gaming mix in the state and possibly at the Meadowlands.
It has been reported that a Senate committee in Indiana this week voted 10-0 to pass a bill that is designed for the state horse racing commission to use monies from the breed development fund for the promotion of the sport.
On Thursday, January 29, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne broached the topic of Bill C-290, the stalled piece of single-game sports wagering legislation that Finance Minister Charles Sousa had commented on a day prior.
Reminder notices for the Ontario Sires Stakes two-year-old March 15 payment will be mailed within the next two weeks. In order for the right people to receive the notices, the horses must be in the correct ownership when the forms are printed on February 9.
All things considered, trainer Luc Blais was pretty happy about his first year training for prominent Standardbred owner Serge Godin. While in discussion with Trot Insider, the conditioner also provided an update on Intimidate, Prestidigitator and Wheeling N Dealin.
"They’re not a major track with major purses or major stake races, but he has kept them in front of everybody and kept them alive in all the media and certainly in all the trade media almost single-handedly."...read on
Ontario’s Standardbred Improvement Program is confirmed for 2015, following the Ontario Racing Commission’s Board of Directors approval of both the 2015 budget and Program elements as developed by the Standardbred Advisory Group.
The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) is pleased to announce that it has officially signed an agreement with the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) for a $12 million enhancement of the current breeders rewards program.
The Program Administrator for the Ontario Resident Mare Program would like to inform the owners of mares that were enrolled in the Ontario Resident Mare Program for the 2014 foaling season of a new requirement of the Program.