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COVID-19 Resource Centre For The US

March 30, 2020:

To assist harness horsepeople during the current circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Trotting Association has created a resource centre of valuable information for industry participants in the U.S....read on

Truro Announces Cancellations

March 30, 2020:

Truro Raceway General Manager Kelly MacEachern has announced cancellations at the track due to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Fifty Words, Two Minutes, One Hope

March 30, 2020:

“Not the circumstances anyone was hoping for, but I can guarantee when the next time the starter calls ‘two minutes’ and we turn our horses towards the gate we will all have a new appreciation for what we do. Stay safe everyone and see you all hopefully sooner than later.”...read on

Drivers Entertain In Roundtable

March 29, 2020:

On Sunday evening (March 29), Greg Blanchard hosted a roundtable discussion interview with three of Canadian harness racing’s most accomplished drivers - Chris Christoforou, James MacDonald and Bob McClure....read on

Horsemen Weigh In On Uncertainty

March 29, 2020:

“At some point this is all going to turn around. We just don’t know where the end of the tunnel is yet because we’re still right smack in the middle.”...read on

‘Virtual Tack Room’ Show Launched

March 29, 2020:

Members and stakeholders of the Prince Edward Island harness racing community have combined forces and talents to launch a new program during the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

ASHA Update On Alberta Industry

March 29, 2020:

Alberta Standardbred Horse Association President Bill Andrew has written an open letter to members of the province’s Standardbred racing industry. In the letter he explains what the readjusted, tentative plans are for Alberta harness racing and related activities in light of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

The Move Of A Lifetime Amid COVID-19

March 28, 2020:

Moving halfway around the world is a daunting enough leap of faith on its own. To do so during the onset of a global pandemic is surely orders of magnitude more nerve-wracking....read on

Running Aces Updates On Season

March 27, 2020:

Running Aces issued a notice to horsepeople on Friday (March 27) with an update on the opening of its backstretch and the status of its live harness racing season for 2020....read on

Support & Resources For SC Members

March 27, 2020:

Standardbred Canada's (SC) Board of Directors met today and would like to provide an update regarding its ongoing advocacy on behalf of our membership facing financial hardship during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as offer support during this unprecedented disruption of normal business operations....read on

Financial Relief For Ohio Horsemen

March 27, 2020:

The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association and Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Health Insurance Trustees, as administrators of the Harness Horsemen’s Health Insurance Trust, have announced details regarding financial relief for all Harness Horsemen’s Health Insurance Plan participants....read on

CHRB Advisory On Status Of Horse Racing

March 27, 2020:

In this time of an extraordinary health crisis and pandemic, the California Horse Racing Board is relying on state, county and local health authorities to determine whether horse racing is deemed essential for exemption from shelter-in-place orders issued by those authorities....read on

COVID-19 Aid Package Announced

March 27, 2020:

Ontario Racing today announced financial support in line with existing race cancellation practices aimed at the province’s Standardbred horsepeople in light of the COVID-19 virus pandemic which has resulted in the cancellation of live Standardbred horse racing in Ontario....read on

Breeding Through The Pandemic

March 27, 2020:

With virtually all Standardbred establishments shut down indefinitely amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, one sector of the harness racing industry that continues to operate through the pandemic is the nation's breeding farms....read on

How Cal Expo Has Stayed Active

March 26, 2020:

“The other day I was going to the paddock and I go ‘You guys know we’re the show right now?’...And they went ‘Holy crap, you’re right!’”...read on


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