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Seelster-Raised Colts To Square Off

July 7, 2014:

If Walter Parkinson is somewhat conflicted as to which colt to cheer for in Monday night’s sixth race at Mohawk, it’s perfectly understandable....read on

Seelster Announces New Facebook Presence

May 5, 2014:

Seelster Farms of Lucan, Ont. announced on Monday its new presence on Facebook....read on

More Response To AG Report

April 29, 2014:

On Tuesday, April 29, response to the Auditor General’s special report on the OLG Modernization Plan and cancellation of the Slots-at-Racetracks program continued....read on

Parkinson: Second Lawsuit Coming

March 14, 2014:

Walter Parkinson of Seelster Farms has announced that a second lawsuit will soon be filed in relation to the scrapping of Ontario’s Slots at Racetracks Program....read on

Breeders’ Lawyer Comments On Lawsuit

March 13, 2014:

“These standardbred breeders have implored the government over the past two years to sit down and have a discussion with them, to try and repair some of the damage that's been done to their business, and did not want to have to file a lawsuit.”...read on

More Honours For Seelster

February 14, 2014:

The accolades keep coming for Lucan, Ontario's Seelster Farms. Not only did the longtime breeding operation win the Armstrong Breeder of the Year Award at last Saturday's O'Brien Awards, Seelster picked up another Breeder of the Year Award the same weekend....read on

List Of ON Stallions Now Available

February 11, 2014:

The list of stallions registered with the Ontario Standardbred Improvement Program for the 2014 breeding season is now available....read on

2013 O’Brien Winners Announced

February 8, 2014:

Standardbred Canada has announced the winners of the 2013 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the event, the annual Black Tie Gala was held in Charlottetown, PEI, at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel and PEI Convention Centre....read on

Breeders On Confidence In Ont. Industry

November 19, 2013:

On the heels of this past weekend’s Forest City Yearling Sale, Ontario-based standardbred breeders Ann Straatman and Tammy McNiven have commented in regard to confidence in the provincial horse racing industry....read on

Seelster Yearlings Available For Viewing

October 10, 2013:

Seelster Farms has announced that its 2013 yearling crop is now available for viewing at its Lucan, Ont. farm....read on

Perkins Has Harsh Words For Liberals

March 29, 2013:

Toronto Star sports columnist Dave Perkins recently spoke with a variety of horse racing industry members for a pair of columns on the Ontario Liberal Government's "shameful" decision to end the Slots-at-Racetracks program on Sunday and "its ludicrous infatuation with bingo halls and American-owned casinos."...read on

Herberts, Van Bussels To Middlesex HOF

March 3, 2013:

The Middlesex Agricultural Hall of Fame recently announced its 2013 inductees with harness racing families among the mix, including the Herberts and Van Bussels....read on

CTV Goes Off To The Races

March 2, 2013:

With the end of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s Slots-At-Racetracks program looming March 31, Kitchener's CTV News has taken an in-depth look at the state of Ontario's horse racing industry in a special four-part series....read on

Justice Hall Finds A Home

January 7, 2013:

It was announced in early December that the new connections of Justice Hall 4, 1:54.4 ($811,879), the sire of 2012 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Trot winner Intimidate, were looking for an Ontario farm to stand the now-12-year-old stud for breeding purposes. Trot Insider has learned that a home has been found....read on

"What Is Happening Now Is Scary"

January 5, 2013:

“It has begun to affect us — there is now so much uncertainty in the industry.”...read on


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