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Blue Chip Supports Breeders Association

April 26, 2017:

Blue Chip Farms has issued a release expressing its support for the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State. The HHBNYS has expressed concern with upcoming changes that will see the organization no longer handle the New York Sire Stakes program....read on

New York Breeders Thankful For Support

April 25, 2017:

Officials with the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State have said that the association has received a great deal of support since it was recently announced that it is concerned with changes that are in the works for the handling of the New York Sire Stakes....read on

Proposal To Root Out 'Beard' Trainers

March 15, 2017:

On Wednesday, March 15, Standardbred Owners Association of New York President Joe Faraldo released a proposal to the industry on how to weed out ‘beard’ trainers....read on

Horsepeople Against Recapture In Illinois

January 18, 2017:

On Tuesday, January 17, the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association, the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, and the Illinois Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association released a joint letter asking the Illinois Racing Board to vote against allowing tracks to take dollars explicitly earmarked – as a percentage of handle – for purses....read on

Open Letter To SC's Ontario Members

December 19, 2016:

The following is an open letter penned by Dan Gall, Standardbred Canada's President & CEO, to the organization's Ontario-based members....read on

Western Fair Supports Funding Plan

December 2, 2016:

The following is a letter sent by Western Fair Association’s President and CEO Hugh Mitchell to Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa confirming his support, as well as Western Fair's, for the ministry’s long-term Government funding plan and encouragement to proceed with its implementation....read on

Gural In This For The Long Haul

November 5, 2016:

A letter issued by Jeff Gural on Saturday (November 5) reaffirms his commitment to The Meadowlands and also outlines his plan to bolster the track's 2017 stakes schedule....read on

Alarm Bells In Pennsylvania

June 7, 2016:

The head of The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) is calling on harness racing participants to voice concerns over proposed legislation that would be detrimental to the state's horse racing industry....read on

Perretti Issues Open Letter In NJ

March 24, 2016:

On Wednesday, March 23, TrotPAC Chairman Anthony Perretti issued an open letter to the industry seeking financial support to aid in the organization’s efforts to revitalize the Standardbred racing industry in the State of New Jersey....read on

Big M Focused On Expansion

November 13, 2015:

Meadowlands Racetrack operator Jeff Gural has called on the industry to support the East Rutherford, NJ raceway, and has stated that his group is very focused on getting a question on the 2016 ballot that would ask voters to support expanded gaming in the state....read on

OLG To Seek Input On Financial Model

October 16, 2015:

The horse racing industry in Ontario is being asked to provide input on a long-term financial model with respect to the ongoing integration and modernization of gaming in Ontario....read on

Wrangler Magic's Owners Appeal

August 7, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that the connections of Wrangler Magic are appealing the result of Monday's first Ontario Sires Stakes Gold leg at Grand River Raceway....read on

OLG Pens Letter To Horse Racing

June 26, 2015:

In a letter dated Thursday (June 25), representatives from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) provided an update on the process of integrating horse racing with the province's gaming strategy....read on

Positive Step For Integration

June 10, 2015:

On June 1, John Snobelen penned an open letter to Minister John Leal and Minister Charles Sousa that explains the Horse Racing Interim Governance Committee’s mandate in regard to the integration of the provincial horse racing industry into the current gaming modernization that is taking place in Ontario....read on

KY Governor Seeks Tax Clarification

October 28, 2014:

In a recent letter to the United States Treasury, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear urged the federal government to clarify guidelines relating to the calculation of pari-mutuel winnings for tax purposes....read on


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