They race their hearts out for us and provide us with great experiences and wonderful moments both on and off the track. When their racing careers end, what happens? Many horses are fortunate enough to have a home for life with their owners. Not all are so lucky.
With no racing on Thanksgiving Day, the Wednesday card was power packed with both the $26,000 Delaware Special, won by So Take That, and the $18,000 Open Trot, won by Baximum, on a windy and rainy Nov. 26 at Dover Downs, over a sloppy track. Corey Callahan had a five-bagger.
In the ever-expanding gaming landscape, proposition bets, more commonly known as ‘prop bets,’ cover everything from what type of hat an anthem singer will wear to whether or not the power will go out during a sporting event. Given that, is a wager based on which sire will see his offspring win a particular horse race that far fetched? Apparently not.
"It was a life of routine, long hours, modest pay and dirty, exhausting physical work, but for those who worked with horses, it brought its own form of fulfilment, and most had trouble imagining doing anything else. They, too, dispersed in the wake of Hippodrome de Montréal’s closing. Now, it’s as if they were never there."
A group of Ontario-based horsemen recently travelled to Bermuda to enjoy some sand and sun after a busy summer of racing. As it turns out, Hurricane Gonzolo had another plan for this adventurous group.
On Friday (November 21), Ontario Racing Commission Executive Director Steven Lehman offered Trot Insider an update on the previously-announced five-year enhanced Horse Improvement Program (HIP) for Ontario Standardbreds.