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Faraldo: RMTC Task Force to Study Glaucine

June 24, 2016:


The New York State Gaming Commission has received at least 35 written reports from its own highly regarded testing laboratory regarding positive tests for Glaucine at New York State tracks. Other jurisdictions have reported similar positives. Not only hasn't the Gaming Commission taken any action to call for the return of purse money, much less done anything as required by its regulations; now the Commission has apparently decided that there is some reason to have RMTC conduct "research" on Glaucine. The drug is manufactured, and generally available, outside the United States. This has been done despite the Gaming Commission's research lab coming to its own conclusions; something in the past always deemed more than satisfactory.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

Harness Racing's Super Stallions

June 19, 2016:


For Mother's Day, we presented a list of the top mares based on certain production criteria. Of course, in some of those instances the mares were tied with other mares atop those standings simply out of limited production ability. On the stallion side, that's definitely a different scenario.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

A clear path to success

March 23, 2016:


In the last half decade I've been a husband, a father, a driver, a trainer, almost a politician and possibly a bit of an entrepreneur.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

Harness Racing's Top Ten Money Earning Fillies & Mares

March 8, 2016:


The theme for International Women's Day 2016 is 'Pledge for Parity'. The horses that comprise the 10 richest fillies and mares in harness racing history have exceeded aspirations for on-track parity with their male counterparts and shattered records across the globe.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

One speech becomes two

March 2, 2016:


Last weekend I spoke at the annual USTA conference in Columbus, Ohio. I planned to speak about the benefits of fractional ownership, the hurdles it still faces and show how, if done right, it can be an immense tool for our industry across the board.

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Kathy Wade's Blog

 

Winning An O'Brien Award: Priceless!

February 18, 2016:


The 2015 O’Brien Awards are now in the books. We're a few days removed from the big event which some of us refer to as “The Academy Awards of Harness Racing”. If you were an award winner, you deserved to celebrate long past the time the “official” celebration of the O’Briens ended in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

You're Letting Your Industry Down

February 12, 2016:


Not much surprises me about this industry anymore.
We have all come a long way since the slots program disappeared.

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Submitted Letters's Blog

 

Tripp: Helping achieve a positive outcome

February 9, 2016:


One month...four weeks...31 days since the lives of many changed and took a turn for the worse. No one knew what to expect, many did not know where they would go or what they would do. As the days went on and time progressed, the support seen from everyone was inspiring.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

Woodbine information seminar

February 3, 2016:


Thestable.ca held its second information seminar this past weekend at Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke, and the turnout was great.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

Bolstering investment with fractional ownership

January 27, 2016:


There are many problems with our industry as we all know.

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Submitted Letters's Blog

 

Mayotte: On Classy Lane Barn Fire

January 10, 2016:


Horse people are horse lovers. We care for and work with these beautiful animals seven days a week. They are always on our minds.

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Gallucci: January 4, 2016, 11 p.m.

January 7, 2016:


When I saw the smoke pouring out of very crack from the West end of Barn 1 at Classy Lane, I knew something horrific was occurring right before my very eyes. As I rushed to open the doors, thick black smoke filled the barn. I can’t even begin to describe the cries from the horses; having nothing you can do to save them, feeling so helpless, knowing their lives were over.

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Submitted Letters's Blog

 

Tripp: Harness Racing & Me

December 26, 2015:


Behind every harness racing equine athlete, there is a team of dedicated and hardworking people, to ensure that the horses perform to the best of their ability.

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Jack Darling's Blog

 

Despite Delays, Positive Efforts In Ontario

December 21, 2015:


It has been very frustrating for most of us waiting for the OLG to come up with a plan for their integration with horse racing. I remember back when Kathleen Wynne instructed the OLG to start this process, I was talking to an insider about this integration and telling him that I thought it was important for our industry that the OLG move quickly on it.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

Is ignorance really bliss?

December 7, 2015:


For the last three years we have done pretty well considering the vast majority of horse people in Ontario have had no voice.

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