The results of twenty-eight focus groups and an in-depth survey of industry stakeholders reveal widespread support for the creation of a centralized rule making entity accountable to the existing racing commissions reorganized into a multi-jurisdictional entity (interstate compact).
More fines and suspensions have been handed out in the Down Under harness racing industry, as a probe looking into allegations of racing integrity issues have resulted in significant suspensions and four-figure fines to multiple racing participants.
Do you have a weanling or yearling with low protein, edema and, maybe, diarrhea? It could have equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE). Read the latest report from the Ontario Animal Health Network to learn more about this disease and other issues affecting Ontario’s horses.
Pierre 'Peb' Bellocq, a famed cartoonist well-known and respected in the Thoroughbred industry, received the Clay Puett Award from the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program on Tuesday for a lifetime contributions to racing.
As a result of a hearing held on November 30, the New Jersey Racing Commission has suspended trainer Ake Svanstedt 15 days and fined him $500 as a result of a positive test on Resolve in the $273,600 John Cashman Jr. Memorial Trot on August 6 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
The stage is set for the second annual 'Buckeyes vs. Hoosiers Drivers Challenge' on Saturday night (Dec. 10) at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. The top drivers from Hoosier Park in Indiana will invade to take on the top drivers at Hollywood Dayton in a six-race contest to determine bragging rights for the next year.
If you’ve watched enough Major League Baseball, you’ve surely seen ‘Marlins Man.’ His bright orange Miami garb is pretty hard to miss when he’s perched directly behind home plate – especially during non-Marlins games. The racehorse owner’s apparel is much more subdued when he was at the track this past weekend, as he hoped to let his stock provide the bravado.
On Monday, December 5 in Trenton, New Jersey, an Assembly gaming committee voted 4-3 in favour of advancing a piece of legislation (A4255) that calls for the introduction of alternative gaming areas in at least a few of the state’s horse racetracks.
The 2017 Heart of Harness Racing Calendar is available now! Standardbred Canada members can stop by the SC Field Rep’s office at their track to pick up a calendar, and several of the tracks racing in December and January will be having giveaways.
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association’s members have selected Unlocked and Medusa as co-Horses of the Year for 2016. It is the first time in the history of the association that members’ voting resulted in a tie for the top spot.
Some 240 years ago, Paul Revere made his famous ride enabling the phrase “The British are coming...the British are coming” to be etched in our history. On Saturday, December 10, the British are coming to Pompano Park in a historical harness racing event.
From British Columbia’s Fraser Downs to Red Shores Racetrack and Casino in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and at all racetracks in between, the 2016 Canadian harness racing season never failed to entertain fans.
"There had been so much hype all all year -- on all of us -- for him to break the world record...at times I thought he would do it no problem but, like I said, that day there wasn't for sure still and he did it."
"If we look at our participants and horses, it’s not difficult to see that they have the ability to touch thousands of local communities, towns and cities. Horses are foaled in areas where local newspeople are searching for news."...read on / continuer à lire
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario's (AGCO) test run using drone cameras to capture footage of harness racing was held during the Friday (December 2) morning qualifying session at The Raceway at Western Fair District.
In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls a very special two-day performance by an amazing driver who dazzled the large crowds at Montreal's Blue Bonnets track back in 1956. At the end of this offering he also passes along a special greeting to this revered horseman.
On Thursday, December 1, in accordance with the recommendations of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and Ontario Racing, the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario issued the 2017 race date schedule.
The following is a letter sent by Western Fair Association’s President and CEO Hugh Mitchell to Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa confirming his support, as well as Western Fair's, for the ministry’s long-term Government funding plan and encouragement to proceed with its implementation.
In the November issue of TROT Magazine, Rob Cook, Executive Director of Ontario Racing, sat down for a one-on-one interview to answer questions about the organization's direction, vision for the future, and his early experiences on the job...read on
The public is invited to participate in the nomination of horses and people who have made a significant contribution to Canadian horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2017.
Keeping in mind that a horse needs a minimum of three starts on Canadian soil to be eligible, which of the following would you vote for as Canada's Horse of the Year for 2016 (greatest contribution to Canadian racing)?...read on
The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, in close collaboration with Standardbred Canada, is undertaking a National study on the horse racing industry. The study seeks to come to a better understanding of the horse racing industry in Canada and to draw a picture of those who are active in the sector.