Standardbred Canada Extends Registration Deadline On Ontario-sired Foals of 2012

Standardbred Canada’s Board of Directors has approved an extension to the 2012 registration deadline for 2012 Ontario-sired foals. The amendment to the policy and regulations respecting to the registration of 2012 foals that are sired by Ontario stallions only, is as follows: 2012 foals sired by Ontario stallions may be registered until March 31, 2013. […] Read more »

ORC Chair Rod Seiling Seeks Cooperation From Horse Racing Industry Representatives

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) called a meeting of horse racing industry representatives on November 16, 2012. The purpose of the meeting was to provide clarification and additional information about the process of licensing racetracks for pari-mutuel purposes, as well as determining Race Dates for 2013. ORC Chair Rod Seiling opened the meeting with the […] Read more »

Hudak Spotlights Horse Racing Job Losses At OFA Convention

Tim Hudak placed horse racing front and centre at the recent Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture in Toronto. Hudak told crowd of nearly 500 delegates that he is very pleased harness driver Anthony MacDonald will be the PC Candidate in Guelph for the next provincial election. He also took the opportunity […] Read more »

Longtime Small Standardbred Breeder Ponders Future

Breeder Lori Ferguson has known some heady days in the standardbred industry as co-breeder and owner of  standout trotter Billyjojimbob. She supported Ontario stallions with her small breeding operation in 2012 and plans to continue doing so, but admits that she’ll be happy now just to break even financially in the midst of unsettling times for […] Read more »

Retired Ontario Standardbreds Even A Hard Sell As A Gift Now

Breeder Ronda Markle of Cobourg is finding it’s getting more and more difficult even to give away retired standardbreds in Ontario these days. She bred, raised, raced, sold and then last winter rescued from a Pennsylvania slaughterhouse destination, the now 13-year-old gelding Pride of Earl. Lately she’s been advertising for a suitable home for him […] Read more »