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Kathy Wade's Blog


How Do You Define Success?

February 8, 2017:

The O’Brien bronzes are now handed out for another year! By now, many of the recipients of the iconic bust of Joe O’Brien will have found a new, comfortable place to proudly display their awards.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog


Fractional ownership delivered to the general public

November 15, 2016:

I've done numerous interviews this year about the short falls our industry still faces and how I believe we can change our course and build something great.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog


It can't be us against the world

October 10, 2016:

I took a long overdue trip to Lexington, Kentucky this past week. What a beautiful city.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog


Looking to the past for a positive future

September 5, 2016:

When you look at our ailing industry these days, you will very little has changed since the turn of the century.We continue to look for new ways to entice people to gamble on horse racing.

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Jack Darling's Blog


Whipless racing

August 16, 2016:

I recently read on Rideau Carleton's condition sheet that there would be some discussion on racing an afternoon card without the drivers using whips.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog


I wouldn't write the obituary yet

August 12, 2016:

Over the past year my wife Amy and I have gone from sheepishly investing virtually all the spare money we had (relax, we still have Ava and Oliver's college funds), to now watching our third child,, branch out in multiple directions.

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Rob Cook's Blog


I Wanted To Share What I've Learned So Far

August 11, 2016:

With two weeks under my belt at Ontario Racing, I wanted to share what I’ve learned so far.

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Dr. Alison Moore's Blog


Bathe, Scrape, Repeat: Keeping horses cool in hot and humid weather

July 22, 2016:

Bathing horses is second nature to most in the harness racing business but there are a few things to keep in mind during times of hot and humid weather conditions.

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Jack Darling's Blog


Seeking Answers On Purses

July 8, 2016:

The harness racing industry in Ontario needs a boost in purses to be the strong and viable industry that we and the government want and there is a certain amount of urgency to it.

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Submitted Letters's Blog


Faraldo: RMTC Task Force to Study Glaucine

June 24, 2016:

The New York State Gaming Commission has received at least 35 written reports from its own highly regarded testing laboratory regarding positive tests for Glaucine at New York State tracks. Other jurisdictions have reported similar positives. Not only hasn't the Gaming Commission taken any action to call for the return of purse money, much less done anything as required by its regulations; now the Commission has apparently decided that there is some reason to have RMTC conduct "research" on Glaucine. The drug is manufactured, and generally available, outside the United States. This has been done despite the Gaming Commission's research lab coming to its own conclusions; something in the past always deemed more than satisfactory.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog


Harness Racing's Super Stallions

June 19, 2016:

For Mother's Day, we presented a list of the top mares based on certain production criteria. Of course, in some of those instances the mares were tied with other mares atop those standings simply out of limited production ability. On the stallion side, that's definitely a different scenario.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog


A clear path to success

March 23, 2016:

In the last half decade I've been a husband, a father, a driver, a trainer, almost a politician and possibly a bit of an entrepreneur.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog


Harness Racing's Top Ten Money Earning Fillies & Mares

March 8, 2016:

The theme for International Women's Day 2016 is 'Pledge for Parity'. The horses that comprise the 10 richest fillies and mares in harness racing history have exceeded aspirations for on-track parity with their male counterparts and shattered records across the globe.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog


One speech becomes two

March 2, 2016:

Last weekend I spoke at the annual USTA conference in Columbus, Ohio. I planned to speak about the benefits of fractional ownership, the hurdles it still faces and show how, if done right, it can be an immense tool for our industry across the board.

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Kathy Wade's Blog


Winning An O'Brien Award: Priceless!

February 18, 2016:

The 2015 O’Brien Awards are now in the books. We're a few days removed from the big event which some of us refer to as “The Academy Awards of Harness Racing”. If you were an award winner, you deserved to celebrate long past the time the “official” celebration of the O’Briens ended in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

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