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Fraser Horses Back On The Track

April 4, 2020:

Reports out of British Columbia indicate that horsepeople stabled at Fraser Downs will be back on the racetrack for training purposes starting today (April 4)....read on

Ontario Resident Mare Program Notice

April 4, 2020:

As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Woodbine Entertainment is temporarily operating on a limited basis. Beginning April 4, the Ontario Resident Mare Program (ORMP) will not be staffed until further notice....read on

Western Fair Agriplex Becomes Hospital

April 4, 2020:

Many participants in the harness racing industry have been to or are familiar with the Agriplex at the Western Fair District as being a site for horse sales. Now the London, Ont. facility is joining the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1940s

April 4, 2020:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith takes a lengthy look back to the decade of the 1940's in the monthly version of Years Ago....read on

American History To Race In 2020

April 4, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned that 2019 Breeders Crown winner American History will return to the racetrack in 2020....read on

Call Him Mr. 'Sheperated At Birth'

April 3, 2020:

If you're out and about and see someone that looks like Robert Shepherd not practicing physical distancing, there's a good chance you've mistaken him for someone else....read on

Participants Plead Not Guilty

April 3, 2020:

Harness racing trainers Nick Surick and Chris Oakes were among a number of horse racing participants who pleaded not guilty to numerous charges in a teleconference arraignment on Thursday (April 2)....read on

Changes To Elimination Guidelines

April 3, 2020:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) has announced that, effective immediately, its Elimination Guidelines have been updated and will now be ONLY AVAILABLE online. The CPMA has also adjusted its guidance for clenbuterol....read on

Juravinskis Join COVID-19 Fight

April 3, 2020:

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer Charles Juravinski and his wife Margaret are stepping up with a multi-million dollar donation to help fight the current COVID-19 outbreak....read on

Paul Ransome Passes

April 3, 2020:

Longtime harness racing fan and horseplayer Paul William Kirk Ransome passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the age of 72. ...read on

Virtual Training Centre At Red Shores

April 3, 2020:

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park is pleased to launch a new live racetrack cam to allow owners and horse lovers to enjoy the daily training routines of the equine athletes from the comfort of their home during the COVID–19 health crisis....read on

Northside Cancels May Dates

April 3, 2020:

On Friday (April 3) management from Northside Downs announced that the track would be cancelling its previously announced race dates in May due to the global COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Truro Adjusts Sustaining Payment Dates

April 3, 2020:

Trot Insider has been informed that the two-year-old sustaining payment date for a pair of stakes contested at Truro Raceway has been changed....read on

Updates From SBOANJ For Horsemen

April 3, 2020:

The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey issued a pair of releases on Friday (April 3) pertaining to the current state of racing amid the COVID-19 outbreak....read on

SOANY Health Insurance Notice

April 3, 2020:

The Standardbred Owners Association of New York (“SOANY”) has announced that effective immediately it will waive for two months insurance payments from the existing participants in its Welfare Fund....read on

Statement Regarding Horse Care In NY

April 3, 2020:

On Friday (April 3) Robert Williams, executive director of the New York State Gaming Commission, issued a statement regarding animal care operations in New York....read on

Backtrack: 2013 Breeders Crown Pace

April 3, 2020:

“That win in the Breeders Crown, he took on all comers...It’s not like he beat them because they had bad trips. He beat them because he was better. He didn’t luck into that win or anything like that.”...read on

Emergency Response Benefit Info

April 3, 2020:

As part of its mandate, the Ontario Racing task force, dedicated to addressing the financial impacts of COVID-19 as it relates to the industry, will provide regular updates to the Ontario horse racing community....read on

A House Of Harness Racing

April 3, 2020:

"We’re just hoping to get back to racing soon and preferably in London. There’s no doubt we’ll be ready to race when and where the tracks are open."...read on

Morris Feldman Passes

April 2, 2020:

A private graveside service was held Wednesday (April 1) in Montreal for longtime Quebec racehorse owner and breeder Morris Feldman, who died Tuesday after several months in hospital with lung issues at the age of 82....read on

Finding Strength In Dark Times

April 2, 2020:

Caretakers are the backbone of the harness racing industry. Despite everything going on with COVID-19, our caretakers are still the ones who wake up early in the morning and put our racehorses first, before anything else they will do that day for themselves....read on

Yarock Doing What He Can

April 2, 2020:

“I’m trying to do my best, whatever I can do… People are going to need to feed their horses, feed themselves. A lot of people don’t really have a safety net. I’m trying to address that in my own small way....read on

2020 Living Hall Broodmare Inductees

April 2, 2020:

The Living Horse Hall of Fame committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the selections for the 2020 broodmare inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame....read on

ASBA General Meeting Postponed

April 2, 2020:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association has announced that it has postponed its annual general meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

‘Alumni Show’ Interviews Gural

April 2, 2020:

The most recent edition of the Harness Racing Alumni Show is now available for listening....read on

SC Provides Reprieve On Fees

April 2, 2020:

Standardbred Canada would like to notify membership of the following modifications applicable to SC transactions during COVID-19....read on

Important Deadline Today

April 2, 2020:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association wishes to remind horsepeople that the deadline to submit your roster of three-year-old and older horses that were eligible to race or were planning to qualify in April is today -- Friday, April 3....read on

Dover Purse Distribution Plan Approved

April 2, 2020:

It has been announced that that on March 31, 2020 the Delaware Harness Racing Commission approved a plan to distribute purses from the final two weeks of the Dover Downs meet that were not contested due to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Throwback Thursday: Village Jiffy

April 2, 2020:

As referenced on the COSA TV interview on Wednesday night, driver Ron Waples had a knack for engineering upsets in big races during his long and illustrious career. One of those upsets came in the 1992 Breeders Crown courtesy Village Jiffy....read on

Cal Expo Suspends Racing

April 1, 2020:

The last track conducting live harness racing in North America during the COVID-19 pandemic has been forced to shut down....read on

The Queen’s Plate Postponed

April 1, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment announced on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 that the 161st running of the Queen’s Plate will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Qualifiers In South Florida

April 1, 2020:

On Wednesday morning (April 1), five qualifying races were held at Olympia of Palm Beach Training Center, formerly known as the South Florida Trotting Center....read on

SC Members: We Need Your Help!

April 1, 2020:

Standardbred Canada would like to provide background information on the recently released Equestrian Canada survey on equine farm and facility business profiles to help clarify any possible concerns around the survey’s purpose and intention....read on

A Night With The Legends

April 1, 2020:

On Wednesday evening (April 1), Greg Blanchard hosted another roundtable discussion interview with three of harness racing’s most accoladed and most respected driving legends - John Campbell, Bill O’Donnell and Ron Waples....read on

PEI Cancels Racing For May

April 1, 2020:

On Wednesday (April 1), the Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association, Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owners Association and the Prince County Horsemen’s Club, in conjunction with Red Shores, announced that the live harness racing schedule for May has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Arraignments Scheduled For Thursday

April 1, 2020:

Numerous horsepeople named in the recent federal indictments in the United States are scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday afternoon (April 2)....read on

Meadows Backstretch To Remain Open

April 1, 2020:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association has agreed in principle to pay approximately $100,000 per month to Penn National Gaming Inc. to keep the Meadows’ backstretch and track open for horsepeople during the COVID-19 shutdown....read on

‘Post Time’ Preview

April 1, 2020:

Officials with ‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ have issued a preview of the upcoming edition of the show....read on

Schneider Picks Harnesses Over Hockey

April 1, 2020:

“We’re still quite busy, with a stable of 15 horses. The only thing that’s really changed is the fact that we don’t race now. We still jog and train them. We’re still doing our thing week in and week out.”...read on

April's Calendar Photographer

April 1, 2020:

The 2020 Heart of Harness Racing Calendar’s feature photo for April comes courtesy of Melissa Oates (nee Hutchinson) of Abbotsford, B.C., who captured this adorable photo....read on

Vote For The Best Separated At Birth

April 1, 2020:

Since 2008, TROT Magazine has published a celebrity lookalike with a harness racing participant each month. We've reached the finals, and we're asking our fans and members to determine the all-time best Separated At Birth....read on

Woodbine Backstretch Procedures Set

April 1, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced the set of procedures it has implemented for the care of Thoroughbreds in the backstretch area of Woodbine Racetrack during the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Bartlett Recuperating From COVID-19

April 1, 2020:

Despite no concrete timetable for his — or anyone’s — return to the races, driver Jason Bartlett is well into his recuperation from COVID-19....read on

Canadian Racing And COVID-19

March 31, 2020:

What are the nation's harness racing associations doing for their respective horsepeople amid the current COVID-19 pandemic?...read on

The Legend Of Walter Case Jr.

March 31, 2020:

Walter Case Jr. was a man who could just naturally make a horse go fast. Alcohol and drugs, however, were a large part of his undoing as a top harness driver. Seemingly on a straight path since being released from jail and suffering tragedy of his own, he would just love to be able to drive horses again....read on

From Keener To ‘Capper

March 31, 2020:

“Sackville Downs had incredible crowds and handle up until it closed in the 1980s, so simply attending the races was enough to cultivate a strong interest in harness racing.”...read on

Southern Oaks Qualifiers Scheduled

March 31, 2020:

It has been announced that the Southern Oaks Training Center will be hosting three qualifying sessions in April....read on

Ohio Racing Cancelled Through April 30

March 31, 2020:

It has been announced that all racing in Ohio has now been cancelled through April 30, 2020....read on

Youth Track Review: Rosecroft Raceway

March 31, 2020:

The United States Harness Writers Association Youth Membership Committee is pleased to introduce the third in its year-long series of 2020 racetrack reviews....read on

OSS Yearling Nom Payment Date Altered

March 31, 2020:

Owners of yearlings eligible to be nominated to the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) are being given an extension....read on


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