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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

Pompano, Hoosier Evictions Rescinded

March 21, 2020:

Horsepeople currently stabled at Harrah's Hoosier Park and Pompano Park can breathe a sigh of relief as management at both racetracks have withdrawn earlier eviction notices....read on

SC Rewind: Sixty Years Ago (Pt. 2)

March 21, 2020:

This week's edition of 'Rewind' is a reminiscence from 60 years ago and is the second in a series remembering some events from the season of 1960....read on

Select The Best Separated At Birth

March 21, 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

Deep Group In Cal Expo Open Trot

March 20, 2020:

Pridecrest, Mandeville and Its A Horse, who have each had victories at the top rung at this meet, square off in Saturday night’s featured $6,700 Open Trot....read on

SC To Provide Information For Available Government Assistance

March 20, 2020:

Standardbred Canada (SC) empathizes with all those who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and is fully aware of the severe financial implications of this suspension of business operations....read on

Kelly Copes With COVID-19 Shutdown

March 20, 2020:

"My definition of a pandemic used to be if one horse got sick, they all got sick. It was an urgent time in the barn. But now this is a whole different time we're living in. It's a crazy world right now and hopefully things get better as the pandemic goes along and we can lessen the curve and get back to racing as soon as possible."...read on

Ohio Suspends All Horse Racing

March 20, 2020:

The Ohio State Racing Commission has announced that horse racing at all Ohio racetracks is officially cancelled effective immediately from March 20 through March 27....read on

Changes For Alberta Stakes Payments

March 20, 2020:

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the ASHA Board of Directors met and agreed on changes to the stakes payment schedule....read on

Task Force Created In Ontario

March 20, 2020:

In response to the many challenges horse racing and its horsepeople are currently facing, Ontario Racing has created a task force, which includes representatives from all three breeds (Quarter Horse, Standardbred and Thoroughbred) in the province to address 'financial impacts' on the industry....read on

Inez Pineau Passes

March 20, 2020:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Inez Pineau passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 18 at the Mount Continuing Care Community in Charlottetown, P.E.I. at the age of 83....read on

Plainridge Delays Season Opener

March 20, 2020:

During a conference call open meeting of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Friday (March 20), the Commission voted unanimously to postpone the opening of the 2020 meet at Plainridge Park Casino....read on

COVID-19 And Facility Operations

March 20, 2020:

In an effort to minimize the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), Equestrian Canada (EC) and the Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs) recommend the following as best practices concerning equestrian facility operations, consistent with the recommendations of applicable health authorities....read on

Mohawk Park To Mail Cheques

March 20, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform all horsepeople that cheque pick up in the bookkeeper’s office will not be available until further notice....read on

Choose The Best Separated At Birth

March 20, 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 Suspended In Maryland

March 20, 2020:

A statement from the Maryland Jockey Club on Friday (March 20) suspended live horse racing in the state, placing a pause on activities at Rosecroft Raceway and Laurel Park....read on

Rideau Suspends Live Racing

March 20, 2020:

On Friday (March 20) officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway announced that the track would be suspending live harness racing effective immediately amid the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Impact Of COVID-19 On U.S. Racing

March 20, 2020:

"We had probably 30 three-year-olds ready to qualify and stakes races were scheduled to start in April so it’s going to be an issue. But there are way bigger issues for us as a country to handle right now than my problems."...read on

Miami Valley Cancels Two Cards

March 19, 2020:

Live harness racing slated for Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at Miami Valley Raceway have been cancelled....read on


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