Proven Sires And Newcomers Keep Interest In Ontario Yearlings High

  Yearling sale season swings into high gear with the first session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Of the more than 580 Ontario Sired young horses that will parade into an auction ring this fall, buyers will find almost 100 of them at the five-day Lexington sale. More than 300 […] Read more »

2018 Standardbred Improvement Program Approved

The 2018 Standardbred Improvement Program (SIP), based on the recommendations of the industry representative Standardbred Advisory Group, has been approved by the Ontario Racing Board of Directors. The SIP program is one of the most successful of its kind in North America and our Ontario Sired and Ontario Bred Standardbreds compete and win against the […] Read more »

Ontario-Sired, Emoticon Hanover, Breaks World Record

Emoticon Hanover went wire to wire to take the $150,000 Joie De Vie Mare Trot on Sunday, August 27 at Tioga Downs, which was contested along with the $158,000 Artiscape Mare Pace and $170,000 Crawford Farms Trot, in a world record mile of 1:50.2. Trotting fractions of :26, :55.1, and 1:22.4, Emoticon Hanover maintained a […] Read more »

Appeal Filed To Block Testimony

Reports indicate an appeal has been filed regarding the ruling that would summon a total of 11 individuals — including former Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan — to court to testify in a civil claim lodged by a collective of breeders pertaining to the cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program in […] Read more »

Ontario Resident Mare Program Reminder

Mare owners are reminded that September 1 is the deadline for enrolling mares in the Ontario Resident Mare Program for 2017 foals. Mare enrollments are accepted up to September 1 with a $300 fee and definitive proof that the mare met the requirement to be resident in Ontario for 180 consecutive days surrounding foaling. Only […] Read more »

McGuinty, Duncan Must Testify

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled that former Premier Dalton McGuinty and former Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan, among others, will be forced to answer questions on the record in regard to the controversial decision to cancel the Slots at Racetracks Program. The decision was released late last week (Friday, August 4). It […] Read more »