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Farewell: Signs From Hervé

June 30, 2017:

On the eve of the 250th Anniversary of horse racing, the great Hervé Filion was today laid to rest in Gatineau, Quebec. And, in truly remarkable ways, his presence was felt...read on

Harness Racing's Luckiest Horses

March 17, 2017:

Some say you have to be lucky to be good, some say it's better to be lucky than good. What's in a name? These luck-y horses were clearly born with talent and showed an affinity for green but surely a little bit of luck never hurt along the way...read on

When Beauty Meets Beast

September 6, 2015:

After nearly losing his eyesight, suffering a tendon injury, and missing alomst two years as an active racehorse, trotter Tragically Shipp has recovered and excelled as one of RUS Ontario's best performers....read on

An Ounce Of Prevention

September 13, 2014:

This Sunday, September 14, horse people from all over the province and beyond will descend upon the Flamboro Backstretch for the annual Canadian Yearling Sale. One thing that won’t likely be on the top of their minds: Biosecurity....read on

Announcing The End Of An Era

July 17, 2014:

"As a fan of race calling, and the professionals who demonstrate their mastery of this art at racetracks everywhere, I pay homage to a race calling legend."...read on

Soulliere Comments On Dresden

March 20, 2013:

Winrac President Pat Soulliere has gone on the record regarding the prospects of live harness racing being hosted at Dresden Raceway this year....read on

Kennedy: 'Time We Take The Power Back'

March 15, 2013:

In a special Guest Trot Blog entry by owner/trainer Brittany Kennedy, the 26-year-old takes the time to explain the beauty in the beleaguered Dresden Raceway, but also sends out a call for horsemen in the province to take the power back....read on

"Time To Take The Gloves Off"

October 31, 2012:

"I didn't like the tone of this report. Instead of an independent, open minded panel working with our industry to develop ways to save and even improve the horse racing business, they sounded like unfriendly government representatives dictating to us."...read on

Racing Needs A Plan

June 27, 2012:

"The Ontario government has passed their budget and have remained steadfast in their position that the slots at racetracks program as it now exists is over as of March 31. Faced with the facts as they stand right now, we must present a well thought out, common sense plan to the government that will preserve the horse racing industry."...read on

The Oscars Of Harness Racing

January 25, 2012:

"You root for those which gave you a return on your emotional investment in the characters and storylines. It's this type of connection and kinship with the sport's participants that bonds people to our industry."...read on

Classic Breeders Crown Moments

October 25, 2011:

Since 1984 the Breeders Crown has produced some of harness racing's most memorable moments, both on and off the track...read on

Open Letter To Canadian Youth

April 13, 2011:

"Our presence and our voice in the decision making department is essentially non-existent. That changes starting now."...read on

Trouble For Truro?

December 27, 2010:

Citing declining breeding numbers and a possible cut in race dates, a call has been issued for "the people involved in harness racing in Nova Scotia need to come together, form a strategic plan and provide a new direction...read on

The 12 Days Of Christmas - Harness Racing Style

December 24, 2010:

"The holiday season is a time of philanthropy and community spirit — a prime opportunity to promote the industry to those in your own backyard who are most likely to become your most avid cheerleaders." ...read on

Revisiting History

November 30, 2010:

November 30, 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most memorable miles in the history of harness racing...read on


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