Harness Link: Gallinger Devastated People Leaving Industry

Three years ago (next month) John Gallinger was appointed Standardbred Canada’s chief executive officer and new president. His main objective then was the get harness racing in Canada to thrive and prosper. But when the slots at racetracks programme was withdrawn from Ontario last month he was given a curve ball so serious that the […] Read more »

Standardbred Groups Gather To Plan Unified Strategy Regarding OMAFRA Report

On Tuesday and Thursday of this week, representatives from Ontario’s Standardbred horse groups held meetings to discuss a unified strategy for the standardbred industry as it pertains to the OMAFRA Panel Report. “It was a very positive meeting,” said Standardbred Canada CEO John Gallinger. “I’m very pleased that the industry has come together to speak […] Read more »

Chopping Slots at Racetrack Program To Prove Big Loss to Ontario’s Agricultural Economy, Says BetterFarming.com

BetterFarming.com, the online adjunct to Better Farming magazine, has  published an article highlighting the squeeze to the agricultural economy expected through the loss of the Slots at Racetracks program. The story spotlights the impending financial hardship to a particular horse boarding facility near Durham, ON, as well as the ultimate trickle-down effect regionally. Better Farming […] Read more »