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Veteran Horseman Ruled Off

September 8, 2011:

A day after his 58th birthday, Robbie Byrnes, a 40-year veteran of the Down Under harness racing industry, was warned off by Harness Racing New South Wales after having refused to provide his telephon...read on

Owner Banned Due To Probe

August 23, 2011:

According to a report, a Down Under owner has been handed an indefinite ban by Harness Racing New South Wales. Owner Mark Vallender, who has been described as a 'close associate' of the recently-resigned HRNSW steward Matthew Bentley, has refused to hand over telephone records which were requested by the governing organization...read on

Down Under Investigation Widening

August 11, 2011:

Harness Racing New South Wales Chairman Graeme Campbell has gone on the record as saying that his organization will be touching base with all wagering outlets in regard to the widening probe which initially began six months ago due to 'misconduct' of HRNSW officials...read on

Trainer's Telephone Records Requested

August 10, 2011:

According to a report, racing officials have requested the telephone records of at least one Down Under trainer. The request is linked to an investigation into stewards with Harness Racing New South Wales...read on

New Rules On Labelling Of Meds

July 15, 2011:

Following the completion of the public consultation process, the Ontario Racing Commission has announced that modified rules regarding the labelling of medications are now in effect...read on

25 Years Since Haughton's Passing

July 11, 2011:

This Friday (July 15) will mark the 25th anniversary of the passing of a giant of the industry, Billy Haughton, who lost his life in 1986...read on

Turner To MJC: 'Where's The Plan?'

March 16, 2011:

On Tuesday, March 15, Maryland State Delegate Frank S. Turner criticized Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course's owner, the Maryland Jockey Club, during a House committee meeting. His criticism was in regard to the organization asking for government money for day-to-day operations while without having a long-term plan to reverse its recent negative economic fortunes...read on

Looking Back On Two Long-Standing Records

November 19, 2008:

Recently, two of harness racing’s longest standing records for two-year-olds were erased from the books. Last Saturday, filly trotter Honorable Daughter won her Matron Stakes final in 1:55.1, which bettered the mark of 1:56.1 for racing on a five-eighths oval set by CR Kay Suzie in 1994....read on

A Historical Day In Harness Racing

August 16, 2008:

While some people will most remember August 16 for the anniversary of Elvis Presley's passing, in standardbred circles this day marks the anniversary of the richest and fastest races in harness racing history....read on


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