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New Content Added To Twos In Training Report

Published: May 1, 2020 2:19 pm ET

Last Comment: May 2, 2020 8:14 am ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

With more than 10,000 reads, Standardbred Canada's digital Twos In Training Report, released on our website on May 1 and brought to you by TROT Magazine, has been very well received throughout the industry.

With quotes from 20 Canadian trainers on 99 of their brightest two-year-old students, and by as many as 35 of North America's leading sires, people have been given a welcome look inside the barns of some of harness racing's next stars.

Now we're pleased to announce that along with Hoofbid -- the new app that is revolutionizing the way to buy and sell horses online -- Standardbred Canada has added some new content to the report.

Revisit the publication now (on pages 8/9) to read our new 'Million Dollar Babies' interview with Tony Alagna and Marcus Melander, in regard to the only two Standardbred yearlings (Maverick & Damien) to ever sell in North America for $1 million or more.

We've also included links to two new videos for you to see -- one of Maverick, showing what a natural he was from day one, in a clip of him jogging one morning last fall, and one of Damien, showing what a character he is, playing with his blanket one recent day in his stall at the Melander Stable.

Thank you for reading. Enjoy, and please stay safe.


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On May 1, 2020 our world is a different place than it’s ever been in our lifetime. We don’t need to go into numbers or details to explain that statement.

One of the fallouts of this new reality is the pause that has been put on our shared passion of Standardbred racing. We all miss harness racing desperately, and many have been hit both emotionally and financially by this stoppage -- not to mention those that have been hit physically by the Coronavirus itself.

Another fallout of this situation we find ourselves in, is the fact that there will not be a printed May issue of TROT Magazine coming to you in the mail this month, and considering that a recent survey of Standardbred Canada members showed that close to 90 percent of them feel strongly about receiving their issue of TROT each month, we know that’s not good news at any time.

We take great pride in the fact that TROT has been sent to you monthly for more than 45 years now, and after approximately 544 straight issues we’re not pleased at all that it has come to this. The biggest problems currently affecting the printing of the magazine are the uncertainty of the availability of our print-house, and the question of Canada Post’s current dependability during the pandemic. Therefore, the decision was recently made by Standardbred Canada that a May 2020 issue of TROT was not to happen, and for that we truly apologize. (Please note that all private subscribers have had their subscriptions extended by two months).

It’s not all bad news though, because what we’ve done for you instead is create something new and different -- a digital publication that we’ve filled with pages and pages of what many horsepeople love, as we present you with the inside scoop on 99 of the most promising two-year-olds in Canada, trained by 20 of our most prominent trainers. In the interviews conducted, with a focus on their Canadian-sired freshmen first, the trainers have shared with us some of the back stories on the progeny of 35 different sires from all across North America.

In this special publication, we also interviewed some of the people that run Canada’s three biggest stallion farms -- Seelster, Winbak & Tara Hills -- to find out their thoughts on the effects of COVID-19 on breeding, racing and the upcoming 2020 yearling sales.

We’ve included an interactive poll question for you to participate in as well, and share with you the video, and story behind it, of the Canadian Standardbred that has been viewed on Facebook nearly 2,000,000 times!

Please stay safe, and enjoy Standardbred Canada’s special Twos In Training Report, brought to you by your friends at TROT Magazine.

May 2, 2020 - 8:14 amJob well Done!! VERY

Dave Aziz SAID...

Job well Done!!
VERY interesting read for peripheral race fans like me. Seems like there is outstanding quality coming to a raceway near you!
Could have a 4-5 heats for the Metro Stakes eliminations THIS year!

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