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Informative COSA TV Session

May 24, 2020:

As the countdown to racing continues, there are many questions that still exist for horsepeople in Ontario as the harness racing community will have to adjust to a new normal....read on

Ontario's Return To Racing On COSA TV

May 23, 2020:

The return of live harness racing in Ontario will be the topic of discussion during this Sunday night’s live edition of COSA TV....read on

Martin Hoping For Summer Return

May 1, 2020:

Racing isn’t the only thing that isn’t taking place at Grand River Raceway these days. The facility has also been forced to halt construction on a major renovation project at the Elora, Ontario oval due to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

2019 Hall Of Fame Noms Open; Update To Driver/Trainer Category

December 17, 2018:

After a recent meeting of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Board of Directors, the CHRHF has announced changes to the Nomination and Election Committees, and updates to the Standardbred Driver/Trainer category....read on

Martin Joins Grand River Raceway

September 11, 2017:

Grand River Raceway and its owner/operator, the Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS), are pleased to welcome Jamie Martin as the new Director of Operations. Martin will take over leadership of the Elora, Ont. track from Dr. Ted Clarke, who is retiring after more than 30 years in the harness racing industry....read on

Canada's First Race Winner To HOF

May 17, 2017:

In the 250th Anniversary year of Horse Racing in Canada, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Legends Committee unanimously named a mare called Modesty, who won the first advertised and reported horse race on Canadian soil, as the 2017 Legend Honouree....read on

Martin On Mohawk Meet, Future

April 13, 2017:

“I think the people that race Standardbreds have come to recognize the limitations of racing at Woodbine.”...read on

WEG's Jamie Martin To Retire

April 7, 2017:

After 17 years of dedication, innovation and leadership, Executive Vice President of Racing Jamie Martin has announced that he will retire from Woodbine Entertainment Group at the conclusion of the 2017 Thoroughbred meet in December....read on

First Consultation Round Concludes

November 22, 2016:

The seventh and final consultation session regarding the proposed long-term funding framework for Ontario's horse racing industry took place on Tuesday (Nov. 22) in Milton, Ont....read on

Productive And Positive Discussion At Ottawa Consultation

November 16, 2016:

Ontario Racing (OR) hosted its fifth public consultation session on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Rideau Carleton Raceway regarding a proposed long-term funding framework for horse racing in the province....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

Alliance Wagering Exceeds Expectations

April 13, 2016:

The Standardbred Alliance acknowledged Wednesday that its customer-driven focus is responsible for strong wagering results the racetrack association achieved in its second year....read on

Keys To Grand River's Growth

October 15, 2015:

With Grand River Raceway's wagering numbers up dramatically from 2014, the track's Hall of Fame general manager gives his take on how handle jumped 36 percent from the prior year at the Elora half-miler....read on

Year-Round Racing At Mohawk?

October 2, 2015:

Many horsepeople that race on the Woodbine Entertainment Group’s harness racing circuit have been clamouring for years for WEG Standardbred racing to only take place at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville and not at Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ont. According to a report, they may be getting their wish....read on

Mohawk Posts Handle Increases

September 30, 2015:

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced wagering numbers were up for the 2015 Mohawk Standardbred meet, which concluded on Tuesday, September 29....read on


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