Officials with The Raceway at Western Fair District have announced that the track has cancelled its scheduled card of live racing for Tuesday, March 3 and that the track will be closed for training on Wednesday morning.
Prior to Monday night's card at Woodbine Racetrack, pinch-hitting racecaller Dawn Lupul was lamenting calling the name of a certain horse in the first race. As it turns out, that horse would be prominent in the finish.
Officials with the Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona have announced that the transcripts and PowerPoint presentations from the 2014 Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming are now available online.
People that get a taste of the horse racing industry tend to be lifelong participants, even if they try to walk away from the sport at one time or another. Case in point being veteran horseman Marcel Bouvier, who at age 84 is probably now quoting Al Pacino’s fictional character, Michael Corleone, from The Godfather saga. “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”
Tragedy was averted on Monday (March 2), as firefighters were able to rescue all 15 horses that were trapped under debris which came down after the roof of a Norwell, Massachusetts barn collapsed at some point during the morning hours.
The latest headliner to join John Fielding’s 2014 Dan Patch winner Shake It Cerry and 21 others in the "Stable That God Loves" in support of the Standardbred Chaplaincy of Canada is 2013 Breeders Crown winner Luck Be Withyou, owned by Toronto horseman John Craig.
New Zealand's Dexter Dunn was officially crowned the 2015 World Driving Champion after closing out the 20-heat international harness driving challenge with one final victory on Sunday, March 1 at Tabcorp Park Menangle in Australia during the Inter Dominion Grand Final card.
Is there a horse or person that you think should be added to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2015? Someone who should join such racing icons as Northern Dancer, Somebeachsomewhere, John Campbell, or Sandy Hawley?
Every day, Susan Karrel has the privilege of being reminded that dreams do matter. As President of the Nova Scotia Driving Society and owner of a horse who bears an inspirational name, she knows what it means to be living a dream....read on
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of a confirmed case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1), in Ontario.
The Ontario Racing Commission has announced that the Hanover Raceway application for amendment to the track’s 2015 race date schedule has been approved. The ORC also announced that Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has requested approval for a variance to the 2015 race-date schedules at Flamboro Downs and Georgian Downs.
The group of Ontario's Standardbred breeders currently engaged in legal proceedings against the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. (OLG) recently received a decision in their favour from the province's Superior Court.
Standardbred Canada has announced the winners of the 2014 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s champions in harness racing over the past season. The annual Black Tie Gala was held Saturday, February 7 in Mississauga, Ontario, at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre.