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Social Media Leads To $140K In Damages

December 10, 2018:

Social media users in the harness racing realm should take notice that a recent Supreme Court decision has led to an individual in Australia's Standardbred industry being on the hook to pay $140,000 in damages to one of their targets....read on

Standardbred Foal Goes Viral

May 25, 2017:

An attention-seeking Standardbred foal is getting a lot more attention than expected after a video of her amorous antics has gone viral....read on

AGCO On Twitter, Race Report Project

April 13, 2017:

The live tweeting of Race Officials’ calls began Monday, April 10, as part of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)'s 'Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario' project....read on

Which Type Of ‘Tweeter’ Are You?

April 2, 2017:

Whether you like it or not, social media is here to stay. The horse racing world knows all about Twitter and Facebook, as those in the industry tend to make their presence known on the mediums. Now, one racing outlet has created a framework for categorizing Twitter’s horse racing enthusiasts into one of 10 types....read on

Strict Social Media Policy Announced

March 26, 2017:

A harness racing organization recently unveiled a social media policy for its members, with the stipulation that the organization reserves the right to require the immediate removal or modification of comments that result in a breach of the policy....read on

Human Alcohol & Drug Program Changes

March 24, 2017:

After consulting the horse racing participants and researching best practices in other jurisdictions, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to advise that revisions have been made to the Standardbred and Thoroughbred Rules of Racing (the Rules) effective April 1, 2017 to reflect changes made to the Human Alcohol and Drug Program...read on

AGCO Releases Rule Change Directives

March 21, 2017:

As part of Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is releasing the following Directives as part of an initial series of rule changes, which will be effective on April 1, 2017....read on

AGCO Unveils Rule Changes

March 16, 2017:

As part of ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to announce an initial series of rule changes and policy reforms stemming from an extensive engagement effort to modernize the agency’s regulatory approach and better support Ontario’s horse racing industry....read on

Social Media Slag Leads To $1,500 Fine

March 8, 2017:

Have you ever felt that someone should be reprimanded for their inappropriate outbursts on social media? This week, the horse racing industry decided to fine a participant for just that....read on

Tanner On Facebook Live Tonight

February 16, 2017:

United States Trotting Association Executive Vice President/CEO Mike Tanner will appear live via the USTA’s Facebook page on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. (EST) to discuss the upcoming annual Board of Directors meeting and USTA officer elections....read on

Weekly ‘Big M’ Facebook Show Details

November 9, 2016:

Meadowlands Racetrack TV personalities Justin Horowitz and Jenn Bongiorno will launch a weekly Facebook Live broadcast beginning Thursday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. on the Meadowlands Facebook page....read on

Meadowlands Calling On Hambo Trainers

July 27, 2016:

The Meadowlands is calling on horsemen to help bring harness racing fans behind the scenes....read on

Trainer Tunes Out Drama, Noise

July 22, 2016:

"I really try to just stay off social media at this point. I don’t read a bunch of stuff. I need to focus on my horses, not what everybody else is doing. I really just try to zone in and let the external noise figure itself out."...read on

Social Media Committee Appointed

March 4, 2016:

Following the conclusion of the U.S. Trotting Association Board of Directors’ Annual Meeting on Monday (Feb. 29), USTA President Phil Langley announced the formation of a Social Media Advisory Committee to assist in the industry’s social media initiative....read on

‘Fika With Jonas’ Debuts On YouTube

March 3, 2016:

Pulling back the curtains on the life of a horse trainer in New Jersey is the goal of an online video series called ‘Fika with Jonas,’ which debuted on YouTube on March 1....read on


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