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John Snobelen On OMAFRA Report

November 3, 2012:

"We think the basis of it, which is tying the amount of purses and therefore the available number of race days to the amount of handle available - to actually the participation of the horseplayers and fans of horse racing - is a critical issue on a go-forward basis."...read on

Runciman Wants To Hear From You

October 25, 2012:

"I think there's widespread concern across the province, not just with the racing element, but with the government's so-called modernization program....read on

More Details On NB Track

October 20, 2012:

"I think the days of having a racetrack simply for racing are gone by. We have to merge and find ways of giving a real complete entertainment package - that's really a big part of this."...read on

Saskatchewan To Drop Pari-Mutuel Tax

October 10, 2012:

On Wednesday, October 10, the Province of Saskatchewan announced that, effective March 31, 2013, it will no longer be taking the 10 per cent tax it currently collects on horse-racing wagers....read on

Saskatchewan Looks For Answers

October 8, 2012:

With a new track and a renewed interest in harness racing, horsemen in the province of Saskatchewan are now left pondering their future after losing government support effective next year....read on

Herve's Last Hurrah

October 4, 2012:

On Sunday night at Rideau Carleton Raceway, Canadian driving legend Herve Filion will be making a special guest appearance competing at the Ottawa-area oval. According to Filion, these will be his "last professional drives" in a long and storied harness racing career....read on

What Would Charlie Do?

August 15, 2012:

On the eve of his induction into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and days before the anticipated report from the OMAFRA panel, Charles Juravinski gives his take on the slots-at-racetracks situation on this edition of Trot Radio....read on

Mr. OSS Is Mr. HOF

August 12, 2012:

In this edition of Trot Radio, host Norm Borg sits down with driver Dave Wall about his upcoming honour of being inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame as well as his lifelong passions in harness racing....read on

Update From OHRIA On Task Force Plan, Negotiations With Government

July 23, 2012:

"Believe me, OHRIA is weighing all the different options of handling this. And I know on the surface, to many, they don't feel OHRIA's been aggressive enough....read on

High Hopes For Gillis Pupils

July 20, 2012:

"Our goal from basically the time we got the colt was to point him to the Hambletonian: that's the race we want to win more than anything...We took the bye this week with hopes that the Hambletonian will be our third start in a row as opposed to our fourth, which I think will be ideal."...read on

Palone Poised To Make History

July 2, 2012:

"I don’t really perceive myself as any spectacular athlete. I don’t do the work, the horses do the work."...read on

Racing Future Starts Now

June 22, 2012:

"When a leader is given bad information, it is the duty of those people around him to help inform him as to why the government is going down the wrong pathway. That's where I'm coming from here."...read on

Is Big McDeal The Real McDeal?

June 9, 2012:

"There's no doubt we drew the tougher division - which seems to be my luck - but you've gotta beat 'em to get there."...read on

Will Sadinsky's Plan Be Endorsed?

June 4, 2012:

"Right now we're in the 12th round and we're on one knee. We as an industry, hopefully, have matured to the point where we will accept change."...read on

Big Weekend For Team McNair?

May 25, 2012:

As stakes season heats up, the Ontario harness racing circuit hosts two major events this weekend and one trainer has a solid chance at a sweep of those two races...read on


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