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COVID-19 Positive In Down Under Racing

March 25, 2020:

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is continuing to affect the Down Under harness racing industry. Additional cancellations have been announced due to a racing participant having now tested positive for the virus....read on

Hal Hewitt Passes

March 25, 2020:

Standardbred racehorse owner Hal H. Hewitt, 82, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family....read on

Update: Woodbine Suspends April Stakes Payments

March 25, 2020:

Due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Woodbine Entertainment has made the decision to suspend the upcoming April 15, 2020 Standardbred stakes payments. The suspension of payments is for all Woodbine-administrated stakes events, which includes Flamboro Downs' Confederation Cup and Grand River Raceway's Battle of Waterloo and Battle of the Belles....read on

Harness Racing Meets ‘The Jazz Bunker’

March 25, 2020:

James Witherite is known to harness racing fans for his years of race calling and occasional performances as a bugler for major stakes events. Away from the track, though, Witherite’s musical talents extend far beyond, most notably as an accomplished composer and jazz musician....read on

Ohio Racing Cancelled Through April 6

March 25, 2020:

The Ohio State Racing Commission has announced that horse racing at all Ohio racetracks is officially cancelled through April 6....read on

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2020 Ballot Announced

March 25, 2020:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2020 ballot. A total of 30 people and horses comprised of 15 Thoroughbred and 15 Standardbred candidates, have been selected to appear on the voting ballot....read on

MacIntosh's 'Courtly' Roller Coaster

March 25, 2020:

Over the course of his 47-race career, Courtly Choice proved to be an emotional roller coaster for an admittedly emotional guy. Trainer Blake MacIntosh paid the fare, took the ride, and lived to tell the story. Now, MacIntosh has discussed the career of the 1:47.1 pacer that banked $1.4 million in purses....read on

Thirty Two Red To Stand At Stud

March 25, 2020:

It has been announced that Bettors Delight horse Thirty Two Red (p,3,1:52.2f [$431,205]) is standing at stud for this year’s breeding season....read on

Select The Best Separated At Birth

March 25, 2020:

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

Indiana Stakes Payments Postponed

March 25, 2020:

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) government restrictions currently in place, nominations for stakes payments for the Indiana Standardbred Breed Development Program have been postponed from April 15 to May 15....read on

PHHA Waiving April Health Premium

March 25, 2020:

As the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania deals with the current state of emergency due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association would like all members to know they are available to help....read on

Parshall Memorial Payments Postponed

March 25, 2020:

It has been announced that the Dr. H.M. Parshall Memorial Stakes deadline for three-year-old sustaining payments has been moved from April 15 to June 1....read on

‘Big M’ On Indicted Trainers’ Horses

March 25, 2020:

On Wednesday, March 25, officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack addressed how the track will be handling horses that were trained by trainers that have been indicted....read on

Help Horsepeople In Ontario Self Isolate

March 25, 2020:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association is doing what it can to help Standardbred horsepeople that are required to self-isolate....read on

Task Force Call For Information

March 25, 2020:

Ontario Racing’s newly formed task force, created in response to the many challenges horse racing and its horsepeople are currently facing, is requesting information to help assist in its decision-making process for Standardbred industry relief....read on

The Ice Dutchess Retired

March 24, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned that Canada’s Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year in 2018, The Ice Dutchess, has been retired from racing in order to take on a new role -- motherhood....read on

COVID-19 CDN Gaming Industry Impact

March 24, 2020:

The Canadian Gaming Association has announced that it is reaching out to the federal government and the CGA’s provincial government partners to advocate for support for its industry, employees, suppliers, and operators, so when it is safe to re-open gaming facilities, it can return to delivering strong results for its partners and communities....read on

COVID-19 Disrupting Down Under Racing

March 24, 2020:

Tuesday, March 24 proved to be a volatile day in the Down Under racing industry, as the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic started to affect live racing....read on

Studying Lasix/Bisphosphonate Use

March 24, 2020:

“As racehorse owners and enthusiasts, we have a deep love for the sport and for our horses. There are so many theories about injuries – it’s a constant concern – and there’s so much to learn, but yet very little has been done in this area in order to so.”...read on

Butewicz Sisters Step Up

March 24, 2020:

“The horsepeople we know care so much about [their] animals that they’re willing to give up a meal for themselves. We are thinking about the horses, too, and wanted to do whatever we could to lighten the burden on what is coming out of people’s pockets in their personal situation.”...read on

Last Call: COSA Benefits Program

March 24, 2020:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association would like to advise all horsepeople that anyone wishing to enroll in the COSA Benefits Program without a medical has until March 31, 2020. After this date, it is not guaranteed that you will be accepted for insurance coverage....read on

April 15 Payments Pushed Back In MI

March 24, 2020:

After consulting with the Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association Board, the MHHA has announced that it will be delaying the deadline for all April 15 payments to May 15 in response to COVID-19....read on

Cal Expo Racing Friday And Saturday

March 24, 2020:

Harness racing will be conducted this Friday (March 27) and Saturday (March 28) at Cal Expo....read on

Mohawk Bookkeeper Office Open Until 5 PM Tuesday

March 24, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment would like to inform all horsepeople that the bookkeeper’s office at Woodbine Mohawk Park is open today (Tuesday, March 24) until 5 p.m. to handle request for fund withdrawals....read on

Woodbine T-Bred Meet Postponed

March 24, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced that it has postponed the start of the 2020 Thoroughbred season at Woodbine Racetrack until further notice....read on

Choose The Best Separated At Birth

March 24, 2020:

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

Driving Championships Postponed

March 24, 2020:

With the events and closures as a result of COVID-19, including the announcement of racing stoppages in all provinces, Standardbred Canada will postpone the 2020 Regional Driving Championships and National Driving Championship, and reschedule at a later date....read on

To Race Or Not To Race

March 24, 2020:

Do you think racetracks should conduct live harness racing amid the current COVID-19 pandemic?...read on

Cal Expo Schedule Request Denied

March 23, 2020:

The California Horse Racing Board has denied Watch and Wager LLC’s request to alter this week’s schedule and the planned Tuesday and Wednesday programs have been cancelled....read on

OHHA Office Closed

March 23, 2020:

Due to the provincial announcement that all non-essential businesses are required to close for the next 14 days, the Ontario Harness Horse Association office will be closed at the end of business today (Monday, March 23)....read on

More Reaction To Indictments

March 23, 2020:

Reactions and feedback pertaining to the recent federal indictments in the United States continues to be received, as the Hambletonian Society and the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association are the latest organizations to comment on the matter....read on

Lawson, Gural Discuss Indictments

March 23, 2020:

“I think it’s time that people start to change the way we look at the industry, and as you’ve heard me say many times, we just need to change the culture of the industry much like other sports have had to change.”...read on

Need Help In NJ? Contact The SBOA

March 23, 2020:

The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey has stated that if horsepeople are in a position where they are shorthanded and need help during this critical time, the organization would like to help....read on

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

March 23, 2020:

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

Disaster Loan Assistance In The US

March 23, 2020:

It has been announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EID Loan) available for qualifying businesses that have suffered economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic....read on

Rescheduled Date For 2020 WHHC

March 23, 2020:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the indefinite shutdown of harness racing at the Meadowlands Racetrack, the 2020 World Harness Handicapping Championship has been rescheduled....read on

Assiniboia Still Planning On Racing

March 23, 2020:

Although racing plans have changed rapidly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Assiniboia Downs is still planning on kicking off its 2020 Thoroughbred meet on May 10. Track CEO Darren Dunn has said that the move is not to capitalize on the situation, but to help try to save the industry....read on

Select The Best Separated At Birth

March 23, 2020:

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

Racing Halted In New Zealand

March 23, 2020:

Harness Racing New Zealand has announced that all racing in the country will cease for a four-week period effective Tuesday, March 24. Additionally, HRNZ has stated that government is providing financial assistance to those that are impacted....read on

Faraldo Tests Positive For COVID-19

March 22, 2020:

It has been announced that Standardbred Owners Association of New York President Joe Faraldo has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus....read on

Dubai World Cup Cancelled

March 22, 2020:

On Sunday, March 22, Dubai’s government media office announced via social media that the 2020 edition of the Dubai World Cup for Thoroughbreds has been cancelled....read on

Saratoga Racing Suspended

March 22, 2020:

On Friday, March 20, officials with Saratoga Casino Hotel announced that the track would be temporarily suspending racing after its Sunday, March 22 program....read on

Eclee 'Chubby' Scott Passes

March 22, 2020:

It has been announced that longtime Standardbred racing participant Eclee 'Chubby' Scott passed away on Saturday, March 14 at the age of 74....read on

Boadicea And Family Tradition

March 22, 2020:

Although Chuck Lawrence can tell you about almost every family line of every horse he’s ever bred, it’s also abundantly clear that it’s his human family that easily means the most to him...read on / continuer à lire

Choose The Best Separated At Birth

March 22, 2020:

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

Lawson Discusses Mohawk Closure

March 22, 2020:

On Sunday, March 22, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson took part in a live interview to discuss the current state of horse racing at Woodbine Entertainment and in the province of Ontario amid the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Putting A Pause On Racing

March 21, 2020:

"They've tried to make the best of a bad situation...at some point you have to decide what's the best course of action to ensure everyone is safe and healthy and you have to support it."...read on

Transporting Horses To Canada

March 21, 2020:

Standardbred Canada (SC) is communicating daily with Equestrian Canada (EC) and is working with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expedite the return process for equines (including Standardbred racehorses) to Canada from the United States....read on

Food Assistance Program In NJ

March 21, 2020:

In light of the recent health concern, a food assistance program has been made available for those in the harness racing industry in New Jersey....read on

NJ Racing Rocked By COVID-19

March 21, 2020:

"I’m not sure if it’s fear, anxiety, or whatever you want to call it, but we all saw what was happening in China and the rest of the world, and when it hits close to home, it’s an eye opener for horse racing. We see things in the news. People are saying, ‘This isn’t real.’ It’s real. And it’s scary."...read on


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