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Jack Darling's Blog

 

The People Have Spoken

May 6, 2014:


I think the people in harness racing have made a statement. We are passionate about our sport, proud of it and we want to promote it to a wider audience to attract new fans.

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Jack Darling's Blog

 

Getting Racing Televised

April 24, 2014:


We have an opportunity in harness racing right now.

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Submitted Letters's Blog

 

Cohen: "Duncan MacTavish: An Appreciation"

April 10, 2014:


There have been better drivers and trainers in harness racing and surely there have been those who were more successful for longer stretches.

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Dr. Alison Moore's Blog

 

Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy: Dealing with an Outbreak

March 10, 2014:


The neurological form of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) called Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) reared its ugly head in outbreaks involving both the Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing industries last May/June.

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Submitted Letters's Blog

 

Robert Burgess, Letter to John Snobelen, March 3, 2014

March 5, 2014:


A False Sense of Hope for the Standardbred Industry

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Dr. Alison Moore's Blog

 

Winter Racing – The Breath of Cold Air

February 25, 2014:


As I was flipping through channels watching the recently concluded Sochi Winter Olympics, I landed on the image of a Nordic skier coughing just after he finished his race.

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Submitted Letters's Blog

 

Robert Burgess, Letter to Kathleen Wynne, Dec. 20, 2013

December 20, 2013:


December 20, 2013
Kathleen Wynne
Minister of Agriculture and Food
Office of the Minister
77 Grenville Street, 11th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 183

Dear Ms. Wynne:

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Submitted Letters's Blog

 

Burgess: Letter to the Editor of the Toronto Star

November 4, 2013:


Attn: Michael Cooke, Editor
Dear Mr. Cooke:

Ontario Horseracing

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

The exodus has begun

September 24, 2013:


Over the last year we have watched as the "transitional panel" explained how awful we have been to our patrons while what was supposed to be our life blood and oxygen to a business built on wagering was neglected.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

The silence is deafening.

September 5, 2013:


Nothing makes you turn your attention to the future like having a child.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

Bring A Friend Night at Grand River

August 24, 2013:


With two friends - one Jeff and one Geoff - in tow, I made the trek to Elora for Ontario's first night of SC's Bring A Friend National Challenge.

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Kathy Wade's Blog

 

Do You Remember Your First Time?

August 23, 2013:


Do you remember your very first experience with harness racing? Maybe you were at your local fair, saw a friend’s horse race, had the chance to jog a horse, visited a standardbred farm, took a trip to the paddock or were fortunate enough for your first time to be a trip to the winner’s circle.

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Kathy Wade's Blog

 

Grassroots Efforts = Major Gains

August 16, 2013:


In the May issue of Trot, editor Darryl Kaplan titled his editorial "We All Have a Role To Play." I’m sure many of you read it but I’ll refresh your memories on some of the highlights.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

Our future or a pipe dream?

July 22, 2013:


I have spent the last two weeks attending open panel meetings at Western Fair and Woodbine.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

Draft plan prompts more questions than answers

July 2, 2013:


Many of us have spent the last couple days reviewing the panel's latest work, "Toward a sustainable future - a Draft plan for horse racing in Ontario".

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