The Iowa Harness Horse Association (IaHHA) has announced that it will be adding two racing venues to the 2017 schedule - the Lee County Fair at Donnellson, Iowa and the Hamilton County Fair at Webster City, Iowa.
"I want to see [horse racing] prosper. I think I'm the right guy for the job because for 30 years, it always seemed my vision was not of its time, and now I've got a board of directors that endorses it"...read on / continuer à lire
A break at the start looked like it might have doomed the chances of Itsonlyrocknroll A ($3.80) in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Pace on Saturday night (February 18), but in the end, he had the remaining six participants waving the white flag in surrender.
Mykindachip was wearing down the leader on the inside. Ontario-bred Dapper Dude was rallying furiously on the outside to erase a four-length deficit. When they hit the wire in Saturday’s $18,000 Winners Over Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, the camera couldn’t separate them.
Latest Desire made it three-in-a-row in O-hi-o on Saturday night (February 18) at Miami Valley Raceway, capturing the $22,000 Open I Pace again despite being assigned the outermost post position in the field of nine.
In this week's Rewind, Robert Smith recalls a rather rare happening on New Years Day 1975. The members of a famous Quebec racing family gathered to put on a memorable show for the racing patrons at Connaught Park in Hull and had a lot of fun in the process.
Its Eds Idea and Light The Shadow finally had the chance to shine, winning a pair of four-year-old stakes finals for trainer/driver Serge Masse and owner Lucy Raymond on Friday night (February 17) at Fraser Downs following recent cancellations at the Surrey oval.
Millionaire pacing mare Waasmula closed off the cover of favourite Bernadette and defeated that foe at the wire to notch her 30th career win in the featured $25,000 distaff pace on Friday night (February 17) at Woodbine Racetrack.
"People act surprised and question that I'm not racing him now and I'm like 'this horse raced more than any three-year-old, and he raced as much as any four-year-old, and better than any three- and four-year-old I've seen in recent years' and everybody says 'there's something wrong with him'."
SC, Forest City Announce The London Selected Yearling Sale
Standardbred Canada and Forest City Standardbred Sales Inc. are proud to announce that agreement in principle has been reached to combine the two yearling sales into one which is scheduled to take place at the Western Fair District Metroland Media Agriplex in London, Ont. on the weekend of October 14 and 15, 2017.
"It feels like being on the floor of a stock exchange during a market crash, or if everyone in a Price Is Right studio audience each drank a pot of coffee. It's the horse racing Hunger Games, but instead of Katniss Everdeen everyone looks like your wayward uncle who enjoys playing the ponies."
On Friday, February 17, lawyer and Standardbred horse owner Howard Taylor issued a response to the New York State Gaming Commission’s statement and handling of the glaucine positives that were produced in New York State.
Peter Lyons, a regular trainer and owner at Kawartha Downs during the 1970s and ‘80s, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ont. on February 11. He was 80.
In the spring of 2016, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) launched its ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ project, directed at modernizing the regulatory rules that govern horse racing in Ontario.
Farm & Food Care Ontario is partnering with Ontario’s farm mutual insurance companies and Hamilton-based engineering company Harvest Robotics to create a heat sensor that can be installed in barns to help prevent fires.
Following Tuesday's announcement regarding the Canadian Yearling Sale and Forest City Yearling Sale merger, The Raceway's manager Greg Blanchard has commented on Western Fair District serving as the venue of what will be the biggest Standardbred yearling sale in Canada.
In 2016, Ontario Sired and Ontario Bred horses once again made history, both within the Ontario Sires Stakes program -- producing two new, all-time speed records, as well as just the third competitor to ever go undefeated through two seasons -- and beyond its borders, with, among others, a Little Brown Jug champion.
As part of its information session on Friday (February 10), Ontario Racing published the executed Letter Of Intent (LOI), the nonbinding legal document which underpins the proposed long-term funding agreement for horse racing in Ontario.
2017 Standardbred Horse Improvement Program (HIP) Details
As part of Ontario Racing’s (OR) vision to be the customer-focused leader and representative voice of a world class horse racing industry, OR has been tasked with directing breed improvement programs, including the Standardbred Improvement Program (SIP).
Ontario Racing (OR) is pleased to announce that OR governance has continued to evolve to ensure the Board of Directors is representative of the broader horse racing industry and to ensure that OR is led by experienced and knowledgeable individuals.
"In early January as I was watching the World Junior Hockey gold medal game between Canada and the United States, I felt terribly disappointed at the end, when after three hours of incredibly exciting hockey, we watched the gold medal awarded with a passive, slow and boring shootout"....read on / continuer à lire
Preliminary Long Term Funding Consultation Report Released
Ontario Racing is pleased to release a preliminary report that summarizes the views and perspectives received from industry stakeholders regarding a proposed long term funding framework for horse racing in Ontario.
Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2016 O'Brien Awards. The ceremony took place Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Hilton Mississauga/ Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario.
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.