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Barn Fire Claims 12 Horses

November 28, 2016:

There are still few details at this time, but a fatal barn fire occurred this past weekend which saw 12 horses tragically lose their lives....read on

‘Lover’ Rebounds From Barn Fire

August 30, 2016:

“I literally cried with joy after. ‘Lover’ dug in and held off Ake Svanstedt with Coogan for the win. It was just five months that he (Celebrity Lover) was fighting for his life from the smoke inhalation and burns.”...read on

Groom Stricken By Fire Needs Help

July 4, 2016:

Anyone that has spent any time around the harness racing industry knows all too well that grooms are the unsung heroes of the industry. They typically go above and beyond with little – but usually no – fanfare. Trot Insider has learned that there is a groom in serious need right now, and she needs some good karma to come her way....read on

TSN Feature On Classy Lane

July 3, 2016:

While the Queen's Plate has produced some of Canadian horse racing's most dramatic moments, it was a race back in January where Woodbine Racetrack yet again served as the stage for a very important race. One that came on the heels of an event that shook the horse racing community not just across Canada, but around the world....read on

Fire Prevention Outreach Program

June 23, 2016:

After the rash of barn fires in Ontario at the beginning of 2016, Equine Guelph and its partners were quick to respond, bringing educational material regarding fire prevention to the horse industry....read on

Neighbours Fine With Backyard Horses

May 5, 2016:

Residents of urban centres usually don’t take too kindly to waking up and seeing horses in neighbouring backyards. Although, given the frightening situation which is currently playing out in Fort McMurray, Alberta, people have been quite understanding....read on

Fire Fund Surpasses $710,000

April 20, 2016:

After receiving 1,950 donations totaling over $710,000 (Cdn) to aid those impacted by the January 4 barn fire at Classy Lane Stables in Puslinch, Ont., the Central Ontario Standardbred Association has concluded its GoFundMe campaign....read on

Pre-Olympic Tour Promotes Chariot Racing

April 16, 2016:

Stathis Enterprises and the World Chariot Racing Federation (WCRF) has announced that the WCRF will be conducting a pre-Olympic (VIP by invitation only) party on April 24 at the International Polo Grounds....read on

New England Raises $4K For Classy Lane

April 11, 2016:

A collaborative effort by the New England Amateur Drivers Club, the Harness Horsemen of New England and the Standardbred Owners Association of Massachusetts have raised in excess of $4,000 for the victims of the horrific barn fire that took place earlier this year at the Classy Lane Training Centre....read on

Report Expected Any Day Now

April 4, 2016:

It has been reported that the Puslinch Fire and Rescue service is anticipating the Ontario Fire Marshall’s report into the cause of the tragic January barn fire at the Classy Lane Training Centre any day now....read on

Winbak Gives Thanks For Fire Efforts

April 1, 2016:

On March 16, 2016, a fire broke out at the South Florida Training Center and claimed the lives of several horses. Included in the tragedy were seven Winbak-owned horses that were in Florida to train with Tommy Haughton for the upcoming stakes season....read on

Horsepeople Donate $18K To Fire Victims

March 30, 2016:

Led by a $10,000 donation from Meadowbranch Farm, the Meadowlands Racetrack will be sending a cheque for $18,440.95 to the Florida Standardbred Owners & Breeders Association to benefit the victims of the deadly barn fire that killed 12 horses and injured 11 more....read on

Ont. Association Donates To Fire Fund

March 25, 2016:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) has announced that it will donate $5,000 (U.S.) to the South Florida Trotting Center Fire Relief Fund....read on

Classy Lane Barn Almost Ready

March 24, 2016:

It doesn’t feel like the Ontario Standardbred industry is already 12 weeks removed from the Classy Lane Training Centre barn fire that claimed the lives of 43 horses and threw scores of lives into chaos. The wounds are still fresh, but the fact that a new barn is close to being finished is helping many begin to turn the corner....read on

Stathis’ Passion Is Strong

March 24, 2016:

Sam Stathis, the owner of the South Florida Trotting Center which endured a tragic barn fire last week, is still doing all that he can to ensure that 11 horses that were rescued and are in equine hospital are getting the best care they can receive....read on


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