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Flamboro Updates Minimum Standards

February 21, 2021:

In its efforts to reduce wait time at the security checkpoint when entering the backstretch, Flamboro Downs has updated its COVID-19 minimum standards to include a URL and QR code to complete a questionnaire prior to arrival at Flamboro for training, qualifiers and racing....read on

Sign-Up Open For Training At Mohawk

February 12, 2021:

Woodbine Mohawk Park has released the sign-up links for next week’s training days and issued a reminder of COVID-19 prevention protocols to all horsepeople....read on

Reminder For Ontario Horsepeople

February 3, 2021:

Ontario Racing reminds horsepeople that the deadline for Standardbred Equine Benefit applications is Monday (Feb. 8)....read on

Application For Payments To Horse Owners

January 29, 2021:

Ontario Racing is pleased to announce that Standardbred horsepeople now have the opportunity to access certain purse funds that remain available under the Funding Agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) as a result of the suspension of live racing in the province as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with those applications due on February 8, 2021....read on

Meadowlands Amends COVID Protocols

January 28, 2021:

Meadowlands Racetrack on Wednesday (Jan. 27) received approval from the New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) to amend the current operational plan in place for racing while dealing with the pandemic....read on

Ohio Horsepeople Enduring Pandemic

January 21, 2021:

The harness racing industry of Ohio, like many other states, has borne the brunt of a world trifled by a pandemic over nearly the last year. But with time, racing returned to the state with accommodations to help keep business running....read on

Tanev And A Tale Of Two Sports

January 21, 2021:

Mike Tanev has an interest in multiple professional sports, but only one — professional hockey — is active during the current pandemic lockdown. The father of two NHLers would like the Ontario government to give harness racing, his other pro sports interest, a closer look....read on

OSS Stallion Enrolment Extended

January 15, 2021:

Due the challenges resulting from COVID-19, the deadline for enrolling stallions for the 2021 Ontario Sires Stakes Program is being extended to January 22, 2021....read on

Ontario Aids Horse Experience Business

January 14, 2021:

The Government of Ontario is investing up to $3 million through the Equine Hardship Program to help horse experience businesses cover animal maintenance costs incurred from COVID-19 disruptions....read on

Ontario Racing Addresses Lockdown

January 14, 2021:

On Thursday, Ontario Racing issued a release regarding the possibility of horseperson support payments in light of racing being suspended due to the current provincial lockdown....read on

Whelan, Zammit Discuss Shutdown

January 13, 2021:

In a letter sent to the Ontario Harness Horse Association, Ontario Racing's Executive Director Jonathan Zammit indicated that OR is continuing to have dialogue with the provincial government in hopes that racing will resume once the initial 28-day lockdown period concludes....read on

A Call For Action From Jim Lawson

January 8, 2021:

As Ontario's harness racing industry enters its third week of inactivity as a result of the province's lockdown, questions remain as to whether harness racing will resume after that 28-day suspension of activity. In the eyes of some, like Woodbine Entertainment's CEO Jim Lawson, there's still a question of why it ever stopped....read on

2020 Wagering Numbers Show Promise

January 2, 2021:

While the total amount wagered on harness racing in Canada and the United States was down in 2020, there was a silver lining in those numbers as the North American product boasted gains in average handle per race on both sides of the border....read on

COVID-19 Resources For Members

December 24, 2020:

With the second wave of COVID-19 and the lockdown of racing in some provinces, these are extremely challenging times for many of our members. Standardbred Canada wants to ensure our members have access to the most current news and relevant information for Federal and Provincial programs and resources that may provide assistance to you....read on

Ontario Faces Province-Wide Lockdown

December 21, 2020:

As a result of the province-wide lockdown announced on Monday (Dec. 21) by the Government of Ontario, harness racing will be suspended at Rideau Carleton Raceway, The Raceway at the Western Fair District and Woodbine Mohawk Park effective Saturday, Dec. 26....read on


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