It’s safe to say that fans of North American horse racing are pretty used to watching races contested in the counterclockwise direction. Now, if the most prominent Canadian track operator has his way, those that tune in may see some clockwise action as well.
Nearly 250 articles of new winter clothing will benefit clients of the Centre Wellington Food Bank. The donation, retailing $5,000, was made by the Grand River Agricultural Society, owner/operator of Grand River Raceway, on November 26 at the Elora track.
Even after world records, $2 million in purse earnings and jaw-dropping performances, Wiggle It Jiggleit’s storybook season is still going as strongly as ever. Wiggle It Jiggleit, the pride of Delaware, the Teagues, and Clyde Francis, is now officially set to face seven rivals this Monday.
Robert Burgess, syndicate manager of the Amigo Hall Syndicate, has announced that prominent sire and Hambletonian winner Amigo Hall 3,1:54s ($1,046,905) is returning to Ontario for the 2016 breeding season.
It was a special occasion for owner/trainer Kevin Switzer standing in the winner’s circle with his homebred Apple Bottom Jeans, winner of the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Filly Pace, ironically on his 1,000th career training win on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Dover Downs.
The Ohio State Racing Commission has issued its rulings against four individuals that were connected to a situation in which a gelding won a race that was restricted to fillies and returned a $222.40 win mutuel.
The Christmas Season is fast approaching, and racing officials at both Woodbine and Flamboro are calling on all horsepeople to do what they can to help make this holiday season a memorable one for someone in need.
After careful consideration and consultation with various horsemen, The Meadowlands will be suspending its rule limiting a trainer to two horses (other than any horse the trainer has campaigned since the horse’s first start) in the Final of a stakes race.
"Every person involved in a race...wants the right call made. It’s one area where we’re all on the same side. For that reason, any suggestion that a claim of foul is poor sportsmanship, or should in some way negatively affect a driver in the future, is really tough to understand."....read on / continuer à lire
Standardbred Canada and the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club received over 150 submissions from across the country for the 2016 Heart of Harness Racing Calendar and we’d like to thank everyone who took the time to submit photos!
On Wednesday, November 18, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa introduced Bill 144, the Budget Measures Act, 2015 in the Ontario legislature. If passed, the proposed act would implement measures contained in the 2015 Ontario Budget, enact five new statutes and amend other statutes.
After years of questions whether live harness racing would ever return to the Calgary area, the inaugural meet at Century Downs concluded this past weekend with high praise from both track officials and horsemen.
Jack Moiseyev has been a horseman virtually all of his life. He has grown up in harness racing, and his connections to the sport run deep. Through hard work and a love of what he does, Moiseyev’s success is clear to see....read on / continuer à lire
There will be big changes, but not many surprises when responsibility for regulating horse racing in the province transfers to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) over the next four or five months.