It’s been some time since Cal Expo onlookers have seen as heated a rivalry as the one currently at the top of the trotting ranks between Silverlode and Flameon, as the pair has split the six Open Trots decided thus far at the current meeting.
Breedings to Donato Hanover, Art Major, Well Said, Creatine, Pet Rock, McArdle, Guccio, GooGoo GaaGaa, Triumphant Caviar, Sunshine Beach and Artspeak are among the 75+ that have been donated to New Vocations’ 19th annual stallion auction.
Equine Guelph has announced some details in regard to the first two inaugural courses that have been added to its new portal, which as been created to provide horsepeople with short, practical, online training to stay up to date with the latest information on equine care.
BetShare, a group of Toronto entrepreneurs, won ‘Horse Racing 3.0: Changing the Game’ (HR3). HR3 is a customer centric, open innovation program that challenged Canadian start-ups and entrepreneurs to co-develop disruptive technology with Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) to help transform the horse racing industry.
The 2016 O'Brien Award Gala marks the fourth year for the Future Star Award and this year’s nominees, Brett MacDonald, 20, of Embrun, Ont., and Louis-Philippe Roy, 27, of Mont-Joli, Que., are no strangers to one another.
Business at the Meadowlands Racetrack is off to a strong start through the first four cards of 2017, with per race handle averaging a robust $221,793 or less than one per cent ahead of last year’s pace at this time.
“It’s kind of funny, because when she trains she can be a real handful, but when it comes time to race it’s a different story. I expect big things from her, and right now we’re just working on keeping her quiet and working up the ladder. We’ve got our fingers crossed.”
On Tuesday, January 17, the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association, the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, and the Illinois Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association released a joint letter asking the Illinois Racing Board to vote against allowing tracks to take dollars explicitly earmarked – as a percentage of handle – for purses.
A bit of a unique situation played out earlier this month. The occurrence was spread out across the nation and included three different drivers, at three different tracks, located in three different provinces.
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has announced that it has approved changes to the 2017 race date calendar for Mohawk Racetrack, The Raceway at Western Fair District, and Grand River Raceway.
The Meadowlands Racetrack, the world’s premier harness horse racing track, located in East Rutherford, NJ, and SNY, the official home of the New York Mets, Jets, and all things New York sports, have struck a deal to broadcast seven live nights of racing.
As part of Ontario Racing’s commitment to transparency and industry information sharing, Ontario Racing (OR) has collaborated with the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) to reconcile and provide a 10-year overview of Ontario related wagering -- specifically wagering by Ontario customers, and wagering on Ontario product.
While the 2016 season laid out for trotting filly Magic Presto didn't go quite according to plan, the Ontario Sired lass ended her year on a high note that helped propel her close to the top of her divisional standings and into O'Brien Award consideration.
Jeffrey Snyder has owned multiple O'Brien Award winning horses over his years of involvement in harness racing, and is one of a few that boast owning a Standardbred named Canada's Horse of the Year. But those awards do not take anything away from his nomination in 2016 thanks to the season of freshman pacing colt Beyond Delight.
The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association would like to remind stallion owners and lessees that the deadline to register a stallion with the Atlantic Sires Stakes program for the 2017 breeding season, without paying a late fee, is January 31.
Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the Canadian harness racing community in the past year? Do you know someone who inspires others to get involved in harness racing? Raises awareness about harness racing? Or promotes our sport to engage new people to come to the races or to get involved?
"As 2017 gets underway I want to share with you what Standardbred Canada will be focusing on during the calendar year. Our team and Board of Directors have created a very ambitious, yet doable agenda of goals and action items that we will strive to attain for you this year"...read on / continuer à lire
Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ken Middleton and Jason Portuondo will co-host the 2016 O’Brien Awards on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ont.
"[The past year] was marked by significant milestones for the horse racing industry in this province. We have been given good reason to be hopeful about a long term, sustainable future for horse racing in Ontario."
Tickets and ads for the 2016 O’Brien Awards, scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel (formerly the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre) in Mississauga, Ont., are now on sale.
As a result of Director nominations by the Standardbred Canada membership, 14 of the 15 seats on the SC Board of Directors were acclaimed. One seat was voted on by Standardbred Canada Active members in the Atlantic Region.
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.