Posts Tagged ‘ standardbred ’

VLTs Boost Ohio’s Horse Racing Industry

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on January 27, 2014

Following a decade of slow and steady decline, the Ohio horse racing industry is reportedly picking up pace again, primarily as a result of funds generated by video lottery terminals (VLT) placed at the state's horse racing tracks. Ten years ago Ohio was at the top of its game, breeding high quality standardbred horses for harness racing, but the state's racetracks started to lose supporters to surrounding states that had expanded their gambling options - and their purses...

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Canadian HOA Inductee Sid Attard

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on September 12, 2013

Having received his training license in 1977, Sid Attard can add Canadian Hall of Fame inductee to his list of achievements and honors in his long and illustrious career in Canadian horse racing. he biography presented with his induction refers to him as having a positive work ethic...

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Harness Racing Highlights

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on August 29, 2013

The history of standardbred horses in North America can be traced back to the English thoroughbred stallion by the name of Messenger which was brought to the United States in 1788 as a racehorse sire...

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Program to Boost NJ Standardbred Breeding

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on May 9, 2013

The New Jersey Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee earlier this week approved Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer's proposal to increase the number of standardbred horses in the state of New Jersey through a program dubbed the Standardbred Development Program...

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Secretariat Nominated for 2013 CHRHF Honor

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on March 28, 2013

Details of the election ballot for the 2013 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (CHRHF) have been released, with the results of the election process due to be made known on April 9, 2013. Changes in the eligibility criteria mean horses outside Canadian borders can be considered as inductees into the CHRHF if they have made a noteworthy contribution to the sport in Canada...

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KHRC Funds Study on New Corticosteroid

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on February 14, 2013

With the emphasis on conducting research for the benefit of the racing industry, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has announced its intention to fund a study to establish parameters for the use of isoflupredone...

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