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Call For CHRHF Director At Large Candidates

April 9, 2020:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is currently seeking applications to fill the position of Director at Large on the organization’s Board....read on

Jimmy Freight’s Book Full & Closed

April 9, 2020:

It has been announced that the 2020 book for Jimmy Freight (p,4,1:48.1s [$1,457,405]) is now full and closed....read on

Elliotts Doing What They Can

April 9, 2020:

Harness horsepeople stabled at Dorchester Downs Training Centre, just outside of London, Ont., were the recipients of a tremendous act of generosity this month....read on

Joe O’Brien Talking Horses

April 9, 2020:

“I kind of lean towards Scott Frost (in terms of the best horse that Joe O’Brien ever sat behind). I think he was probably the greatest horse that I ever had. Of course there have been a lot of other horses… but Scott Frost was something special to me. He had tremendous speed. He could race without a boot. He could leave. He could come home. You could do anything with him.”...read on

Qualifiers At Olympia Of Palm Beach

April 8, 2020:

The Wednesday morning qualifying races at Olympia of Palm Beach Training Center saw driver Fern Paquet, Jr., win four of the five races for trotters and pacers....read on

SRF Pleading For Immediate Help

April 8, 2020:

Nearly 32 years of helping thousands of Standardbreds, and shining under numerous awards from the Racing Commissioners International, the American Associations of Equine Practitioners, the Harness Tracks of America and many others, the horses of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) are facing serious trouble during this COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Equine Guelph Online Course Update

April 8, 2020:

Equine Guelph has announced that it is offering a special discounted rate for the upcoming offering of its Fire & Emergency Preparedness online course. In response to industry requests during the COVID-19 pandemic, recent updates to the course will address many horse caretaker and facility owner concerns....read on

Hear From The New Hall Of Famers

April 8, 2020:

Three of the most respected horsemen in Canadian harness racing -- Jack Darling, Paul MacDonell and Ben Wallace -- took part in an interview to discuss their careers on Wednesday (April 8)....read on

‘Post Time’ Preview

April 8, 2020:

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

Cal Expo Cancels Rest Of Live Meet

April 8, 2020:

Cal Expo has announced that the current meet at the track has come to an official end due to an extension of the emergency order relating to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Crone, Haughan On Opportunities In Ont.

April 8, 2020:

“We buy yearlings and [we’re] always trying to improve ourselves. We try to get a better horse to go somewhere and are looking for that better horse to help take that next step. Hopefully it happens, and if it doesn’t, that’s fine. You keep going. It’s a good way of making a living.”...read on

Farhi's Newfound Passion

April 7, 2020:

Perhaps one of the most famous quotes from American entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban would be “creating opportunities means looking where others are not.” That mindset is part of the reason why and how Shmuel Farhi first forayed into the harness racing industry....read on

Update From B.C. Racing Task Force

April 7, 2020:

The Emergency Task Force for BC Horse Racing had its first conference call meeting on Tuesday (April 7)....read on

Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame Class Of 2020 Announced

April 7, 2020:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the people and horses being recognized as inductees in 2020. Five people and five horses have been elected from a very deep ballot of candidates....read on

Update On The ‘Big M,’ Tioga And Vernon

April 7, 2020:

On Tuesday, April 6, an update was released in regard to what might be possible for 2020 racing and stakes scenarios at the Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs....read on

Blooded Horse Spring Sale Cancelled

April 7, 2020:

The Blooded Horse Sales Company has announced via social media that its upcoming Spring Mixed Sale has been cancelled....read on

Backtrack: 2010 Little Brown Jug

April 7, 2020:

“One of the remarkable attributes he had was that he could pace away from a field of horses any time during the mile. In the middle part, the first part, from the top of the stretch home; if he was fresh, he could just sprint away from horses.”...read on

Just A Little Means So Much

April 7, 2020:

Living through the COVID-19 pandemic that is currently gripping the globe has proven to be, if nothing else, a surreal experience. It’s all so real, yet, at the same time, just seems so inconceivable. Given the unfathomable period that we are currently experiencing, maybe it really isn’t so hard to believe that one of Hollywood’s brightest stars recently made a direct impact on the life of a young harness racing fan from Ontario....read on

Racing’s Meant To Be For Barr

April 7, 2020:

“There is no chance that I wasn’t going to be into the horses. My parents are into harness racing… The day I was born, my dad raced two horses, Coyote Sam and Future Honey, at Western Fair Raceway and they both won! For me, I think it’s just meant to be.”...read on

Olympia Of Palm Beach Hosts Qualifiers

April 6, 2020:

Olympia of Palm Beach Training Center, formerly known as the South Florida Trotting Center, will hold both two-year-old and qualifying races on Wednesday, April 8....read on

Findings From Cobalt Study Announced

April 6, 2020:

On Monday, April 6, the Equine Science Center at Rutgers University announced the findings from a joint project that examined the use of cobalt in Standardbreds....read on

COVID-19 Equine Resource Page For NJ

April 6, 2020:

The Rutgers Equine Science Center has announced that it has created a webpage with a resource list for COVID-19 equine-related resources for New Jersey....read on

Grants For Yonkers Grooms Announced

April 6, 2020:

The Standardbred Owners Association of New York has announced that it will be providing grants to qualified grooms in order to assist them during the temporary shutdown of racing at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Meadowlands Feeds Those In Need

April 6, 2020:

With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting New Jersey’s Bergen County extremely hard, the Meadowlands Racetrack wanted to help the community in any way possible....read on

Portal To Assist Ohio Horsepeople

April 6, 2020:

The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association has set up a PayPal donation portal for those that want to help Ohio horsepeople in need during the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

CERB Assistance For Those Impacted By COVID-19

April 6, 2020:

If you work in the Standardbred industry and have stopped working due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Benefit....read on

2020 HHYF Summer Events Cancelled

April 6, 2020:

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation has regrettably announced that all HHYF events scheduled for May, June, July, and August have been cancelled....read on

Wilder On His Road To The Top

April 6, 2020:

“I was warming up horses, not only for my parents, but for other stables. I just wanted to be out there so bad. Just to get out there under the lights. Here I am, this little 90-pound guy that looks like I’m in about the fourth grade, warming up horses for these different stables.”...read on

Sunday Night With Top Drivers

April 5, 2020:

Sunday evening (April 5), saw another COSA TV episode featuring host Greg Blanchard and three of this generation's most accomplished and respected catch drivers - Yannick Gingras, Matt Kakaley and Tim Tetrick....read on

Rolling The Dice On Thatmomentinlife

April 5, 2020:

Michigan’s David Omicioli, owner of the successful mare Turbo Diva, recently reached out to The Raceway at Western Fair District after reading up on some profile pieces that the London, Ont. track has been producing....read on

Sire Stakes Postponed In PA

April 5, 2020:

The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission has announced that the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-olds along with the three-year-old stallion series that were scheduled for the month of May have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

PA All-Stars At Pocono Postponed

April 5, 2020:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PA All-Stars for three-year-old colt pacers and trotters that were set for May 9 and May 23, respectively, will be rescheduled to a date later in the racing season....read on

Updated: Federal Wage Subsidy And The Standardbred Industry

April 5, 2020:

On Thursday (April 9), the Federal Government announced some important updates to the CEWS Program, including the amount of decreases in revenue, how employers can calculate change in revenue, and refunds for certain payroll contributions....read on

A Closer Look: COVID-19 And Racing

April 5, 2020:

It’s tough to comprehend that it’s been less than a month since John Brennan passed away from COVID-19. So much has happened since. As North America deals with the unfathomable fallout from the pandemic’s current wave, one writer has taken a closer look at the disease’s early effect on one of the continent’s most popular harness racing pockets....read on

In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lion

April 5, 2020:

March 2020 is a month that most of us will never forget....read on / continuer à lire

Saturday Night Live On PEI

April 4, 2020:

On Saturday evening (April 4) members of Prince Edward Island's harness racing industry hosted another episode of ‘Virtual Tack Room’, a web series aimed to help shed some light during a dark time in the harness racing industry....read on

Wakizashi Hanover Retired

April 4, 2020:

If you were to ask longtime horse owner Bruce Kennedy what the cost of dreaming is, he might tell you the cost is $23,000. That $23,000 figure comes from the yearling sale price of Wakizashi Hanover, the 2015 North America Cup and O'Brien Award winner who was recently retired from racing....read on

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 1940s 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 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


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