Meridian Farms Owner Bill Andrew has informed Trot Insider that he has stepped away from both the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association and Horse Racing Alberta
"Please be advised that for personal reasons I have resigned as president and director of the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association and as a director of Horse Racing Alberta," Andrew stated via email. "These resignations are effective December 12, 2011."
On Monday, December 12, Andrew announced that Meridian Farms would be discontinuing stallion service in Alberta and Western Canada effective immediately, and that Alberta-based stallions Brandons Cowboy and Camystic will join the stallion roster for Meridian Farms in Atlantic Canada for 2012.
To read Meridian's release regarding the discontinuation of its stallion service in Western Canada, click here.