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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

Pompano To Evict Horsemen

March 19, 2020:

All trainers, caretakers and their horses in the backstretch at Eldorado's Isle Pompano Park racetrack have been told that they must vacate the premises by March 31, 2020....read on

Western Fair Suspends Live Racing

March 19, 2020:

The Raceway at Western Fair District has temporarily suspended live racing until further notice due to the continued spread of COVID-19....read on

Beyond Better Still Undefeated

March 19, 2020:

Going unraced as a rookie, showing early talent at age three and hailing from the barn of trainer Bob McIntosh. Sound familiar?...read on

O’Brien Award Winner Resurfaces

March 19, 2020:

It was a busy Thursday morning at Woodbine Mohawk Park as the oval hosted a 10-pack of qualifiers, and among the starters was a talented trotter who’s had more comebacks than Rocky Balboa....read on

Mohawk Suspends Live Racing

March 19, 2020:

On Thursday, March 19, Woodbine Entertainment announced that live racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park would be temporarily suspended after the track’s evening program of racing....read on

Rideau Announces COVID-19 Measures

March 19, 2020:

Rideau Carleton Raceway has announced the restrictions that it is putting in place during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic....read on

Equine Guelph Online Course Moved Up

March 19, 2020:

Equine Guelph has announced that it has moved up the start date and extended access for both the youth (13-17) and adult offerings of its Online Horse Behaviour and Safety Course....read on

Elliott Joins Hanover Raceway

March 19, 2020:

Hanover Raceway is pleased to welcome Tony Elliott as its new assistant to the general manager for the 2020 racing season....read on

No Training At Mohawk

March 19, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment would like to inform all horsepeople that training at Woodbine Mohawk Park has been cancelled until further notice....read on

Temporary Closure To COSA Office

March 19, 2020:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) would like to advise all members that the COSA office is closing to the public due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic until further notice....read on

Heza Real Diamond Wants More

March 19, 2020:

Heza Real Diamond, who has rattled off an impressive hat trick at the head of the class at Cal Expo, will be looking to add another win to his streak, as he heads the field for Friday night’s $6,700 Open Pace....read on

Active AGCO Licences Extended

March 19, 2020:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has announced that in light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, all active horseperson licences will be extended for one year....read on

NYSS: Submit April 15 Payments Early

March 19, 2020:

New York Sire Stakes participants are urged to consider submitting two- and three-year-old payments due on April 15 online due to the uncertain climate surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic....read on

Executive Order Discussed In NJ

March 19, 2020:

It has been announced that, effective March 16, 2020, all three New Jersey racetracks – Freehold Raceway, the Meadowlands Racetrack and Monmouth Park – are to remain closed until New Jersey Gov. Murphy’s Executive Order #104 relating to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is either revoked or modified....read on

The IHRC Implements New Processes

March 19, 2020:

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission is implementing process at its racetrack licensing offices in order to fulfill social distancing recommendations from the CDC....read on

Weighing In On Mohawk Racing

March 19, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson, O’Brien Award winning driver Doug McNair, and reinsman Bob McClure, winner of the 2019 Hambletonian, have each offered comments in regard to Woodbine Mohawk Park currently racing through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic....read on

Select The Best Separated At Birth

March 19, 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

A 'Powerful' Wednesday In London

March 18, 2020:

On a Wednesday night (March 18) when horseplayers across North America gave The Raceway at Western Fair District their highest ever single-card betting turnover, Power And Grace ($4.20) posted a decisive two and a half-length win in the evening's featured $11,500 Preferred 2 Trot....read on

COSA's COVID-19 Recommendations

March 18, 2020:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) asks that all horsepeople continue to take precautions to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus....read on

Tioga, Vernon Not Stabling Horses

March 18, 2020:

Officials with Tioga and Vernon Downs have announced that the stable areas at both tracks will not be accepting horses on April 1 as previously scheduled....read on


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