harness racing

‘You Got To Feel Kind Of Helpless’: Horsemen Concerned Over Future Of Harness Racing In Ontario

The horse racing industry in Ontario has struggled in the five years since the government reduced – by more than half – the funding it received from slots revenue. Now, as the London Free Press reports, those that work in the harness racing industry “fear the death knell may be approaching.” That concern has grown in the […]

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Meadowlands Announces New Wager: ‘The Pick 10 Survivor’

With the return of the Meadowlands Harness season this Saturday, November 4 also comes the debut of a new wager – The Pick 10 Survivor. The first-of-its-kind wager requires the selection of the winner in the first 10 races on the program. The unique twist in the wager is ticket holders that correctly select the winner of […]

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Indiana Grand Adjusts Calendar To Support Breeders Crown; Final Day Of Racing Now Oct. 27

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved a request to alter the final week of racing at Indiana Grand during its regular monthly meeting Friday, Aug. 25. The 120-day racing season will now include a special day of racing Thursday, Oct. 26 and the final day of racing is slated for Friday, Oct. 27. The altered […]

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New York: Horses Rescued As Fire Destroys Several Barns At Goshen Historic Track

Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed several barns Wednesday night at Goshen Historic Track in Goshen, NY. The Associated Press reports that the blaze started in one of the barns at the harness track, which is located northwest of New York City. The Goshen Historic Track was designated as a Historic Landmark in […]

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Hambletonian Day All-Sources Handle Jumps 4.5 Percent

All-sources handle on Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands increased by 4.5 percent versus 2016 including a double-digit increase in separate-pool wagering from Europe and Australia. Total handle on the 16-race program was $7,287,712 up from the $6.9 million wagered in 2016 on a similar 16-race card. Field size was nearly identical to last year (9.7 […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Lifetime Of Love And Horses

Typically this column features stories of Thoroughbreds and the after-the-track care they receive (and the lives they go on to lead) thanks to their committed caretakers. This, however, is a much different type of aftercare story, but one I think will resonate with readers just as much. This is not about Thoroughbreds, or even about […]

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Hall Of Fame Driver Campbell Closes Career With Wins In Final Two Races At Meadowlands

It only seemed fitting that John Campbell, the greatest driver in harness racing history, would end his Hall of Fame career with a win. But since he’s John Campbell, he did one better and won the final two races. Campbell lowered the curtain on his career by winning with Muscle High and Muscle Diamond in […]

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Massachusetts: Harness Industry Seeks To Protect Race Horse Development Fund

There have been many opinions voiced recently with regards to what should be done with Massachusetts’ Race Horse Development Fund, an account established in 2011 by the Massachusetts legislature to “get the industry back on its feet.” The fund currently has about $15.5 million in its coffers, and it continues to grow thanks to casino revenue. Massachusetts […]

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U.S. Trotting Association Suspends Northfield Park Membership

The U.S. Trotting Association announced June 16 that it has suspended the membership of Northfield Park due to an alleged violation of USTA Rule 20.09 on financial responsibility. Northfield Park was notified of the suspension on Thursday (June 15). Rule 20.09 Financial Responsibility — states that, “Any participant who shall demonstrate financial irresponsibility by accumulating […]

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Woodbine Investing $10 Million To Upgrade Mohawk For Year-Round Harness Racing

Woodbine Entertainment announced on Tuesday an investment of over $10 million for Mohawk Racetrack at Tuesday’s Pepsi North America Cup post-position draw. The venture is intended to upgrade the facility so to be exclusively dedicated to Standardbred horse racing and capable of offering the sport year round. Currently, Mohawk operates from April to October. The […]

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