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CTV Goes Off To The Races

March 2, 2013:

With the end of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s Slots-At-Racetracks program looming March 31, Kitchener's CTV News has taken an in-depth look at the state of Ontario's horse racing industry in a special four-part series....read on

Mohawk Backstretch To Close Dec. 15

September 12, 2012:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group today announced that effective December 15, 2012, backstretch stabling will cease at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Renovations Scheduled For Buffalo Barns

May 12, 2012:

Buffalo Raceway announced today the scheduled building of two new barns to begin construction in September immediately after the 2012 Erie County Fair...read on

Update On Big M Backstretch Demolition

May 5, 2012:

Demolition of barns and dormitories on the Meadowlands backstretch reached completion this week, marking the first major milestone in New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC’s development of a new grandstand...read on

Backstretch Demolition At Meadowlands

April 13, 2012:

The first phase of New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC’s plans for a new grandstand got underway this week with the demolition of barns and dormitories on the Meadowlands backstretch...read on

Lawsuit Filed Over 2009 Lebanon Fire

January 12, 2012:

It has been reported that a lawsuit was filed last month in regard to the December 2009 backstretch fire at Ohio's Lebanon Raceway which led to the death of two grooms and 43 standardbred racehorses...read on

Lake Pleads Guilty In Eustis Fatality

January 10, 2012:

It has been reported that harness-racing driver Angus Lake, the man that was at the wheel of the truck which struck and killed Michelle Eustis in the Balmoral Park backstretch during the early-morning hours of April 11, 2011, has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the incident...read on

Stay For Schickedanz; WEG Stands Pat

November 24, 2011:

Even though the Ontario Racing Commission announced late last week that it has given thoroughbred owner Bruno Schickedanz a stay from a 12-month suspension in regard to the ultimate euthanization of champion runner Wake At Noon, the Woodbine Entertainment Group has stated that it still will not be granting the owner stalls in the Woodbine Racetrack backstretch...read on

Talks Continue on Hastings' Lease

November 15, 2011:

According to a report, Great Canadian Gaming is in discussions on a lease agreement for Hastings Racecourse, that expires in 2012...read on

Equine Spa Moved

October 21, 2011:

The equine Spa (Hydro Therapy Spa), previously located in the backstretch at Mohawk Racetrack, has been moved....read on

Gural Gets Key 'Okay' For Big M

October 14, 2011:

Jeff Gural has received an important green light from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority in regard to his vision for the new Meadowlands Racetrack...read on

Flamboro Backstretch Closed For October

September 30, 2011:

Flamboro Downs would like to remind all horsemen that the backstretch at the Dundas oval will be completely closed for the month of October...read on

Support For Backstretch Workers Profiled

September 14, 2011:

Anyone that knows the first thing about the behind the scenes aspect of horse racing knows that grooms can be a major part of a horse's success. It is also known that grooms' dedication and perseverance can routinely make their job a 24-hour-a-day affair. Therefore, it is not rare to see grooms spend a large amount of time in the backstretch...read on

Riding With A Backstretch Vet

August 25, 2011:

In an up-close and personal account, come take a step inside the world of a horse-racing veterinarian...read on

France Recovering From Injuries

May 30, 2011:

Seven weeks removed from the accident in the Balmoral Park backstretch which claimed the life of her friend Michelle Eustis, Heather France, who herself suffered very serious injuries, has commented on the tragic April incident...read on


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