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Kathy Wade's Blog

 

Do You Remember Your First Time?

August 23, 2013:


Do you remember your very first experience with harness racing? Maybe you were at your local fair, saw a friend’s horse race, had the chance to jog a horse, visited a standardbred farm, took a trip to the paddock or were fortunate enough for your first time to be a trip to the winner’s circle.

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Kathy Wade's Blog

 

Grassroots Efforts = Major Gains

August 16, 2013:


In the May issue of Trot, editor Darryl Kaplan titled his editorial "We All Have a Role To Play." I’m sure many of you read it but I’ll refresh your memories on some of the highlights.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

Our future or a pipe dream?

July 22, 2013:


I have spent the last two weeks attending open panel meetings at Western Fair and Woodbine.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

Draft plan prompts more questions than answers

July 2, 2013:


Many of us have spent the last couple days reviewing the panel's latest work, "Toward a sustainable future - a Draft plan for horse racing in Ontario".

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Jack Darling's Blog

 

We need a "financial arrangement that allows for success."

July 2, 2013:


Our premier, Kathleen Wynne, has made it clear that she understands how important the horse racing industry is to Ontario, and has asked the panel to come up with a long term plan so that we have a su

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

Customer focus

June 25, 2013:


I have made it clear by now that I believe we need to hold ourselves as horse people at a higher level of accountability.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

"One product"

June 16, 2013:


I appreciate the feedback from the last post. It's encouraging to see that people were willing to speak their minds.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

"One pool"

June 9, 2013:


Does the recent Globe and Mail article or any rhetoric coming from the current Liberal government give those of us in horse racing any confidence in our industry’s future? No.

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Britt Kennedy's Blog

 

Dresden Raceway — Southwestern Ontario’s Little Saratoga

March 15, 2013:


Anyone from southwestern Ontario knows what I’m talking about when I preach of Dresden Raceway‘s charm.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

Minnie Driver And Banned Horse Names

March 1, 2013:


Back in September Brittney Mayotte and I started asking people in harness racing about their all-time favourite horse names.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

Equine Escape Artist

January 10, 2013:


While she's not a standardbred, Mariska is a 10-year-old Friesen mare that is on the verge of going viral.

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Jack Darling's Blog

 

It's time to take the gloves off

October 31, 2012:


I found the OMAFRA panel report both disappointing and offensive.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

You Be The Judge

October 3, 2012:


It's not every day that you see a horse on the lead get set down for interfering with horses at the back of the pack. That's what happened on Saturday night at The Red Mile.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

Imports & Exports

October 2, 2012:


I'll admit that I don't always agree with SOA of NY President Joe Faraldo but I do respect his passion for the industry.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

Heats To Compete

October 1, 2012:


I'm taking the news that Check Me Out won't race in the second heat of the Kentucky Filly Futurity with mixed emotions.

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