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RUS Riders's Blog

 

How racing under saddle has changed my role in the Standardbred racing industry

June 19, 2015:


Back in 2005, I was returning home from a summer job in Waterford, Ont., working and showing reining horses and knew nothing about the Standardbred racehorse, much less how a harness was even put on. What I never would have dreamed of, was a lifestyle working in the racing industry, and a passion for everything Standardbred racing, leading me into what is now known as Racing Under Saddle in Ontario.

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Adam Mauntah's Blog

 

A Storied Career Comes to a Close

May 28, 2015:


As I have mentioned before on this blog, I am a great fan of race calling those who do it for a living. As I write this, we are not far away from bidding farewell to Dan Loiselle – a master of the race calling profession and an ambassador to Canadian horse racing.

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Jack Darling's Blog

 

Safety First

May 9, 2015:


I was in a pretty bad training accident on Friday morning at Classy Lane Training Centre. My colt spooked from the tractor and I collided head on with another horse that was going a training mile.

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Kathy Wade's Blog

 

The Renaissance of Racing in Calgary

May 4, 2015:


It was a bitterly cold and blustery day and threatening clouds loomed over Canada’s newest harness racing facility but that didn’t prevent droves of racing fans and first timers from making the trek to witness Calgary’s first card of harness racing since the curtain closed on Stampede Park’s final day of harness racing in 2006.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

Missed Opportunities

April 10, 2015:


It's not very often that we have anything to cheer about in Ontario lately.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

In A Class By Himself

April 8, 2015:


Earlier this year, hockey great Jean Beliveau passed away. There were tributes by the dozens for the gentleman many consider to be the one of the classiest players to ever play in the NHL.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

Harness Racing's Girl Power

March 14, 2015:


Perhaps moreso than any other year, 2014 -- the Year of The Horse -- certainly could have been referred to as The Year of The Female as headlines were frequently made by women, fillies and mares.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

Which Shortage Is Worse?

March 5, 2015:


I find myself playing an app on my phone quite a bit. It's called trivia crack. A question is asked and multiple choice answers are given. For instance, one might ask our industry:

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Adam Mauntah's Blog

 

"It’s wintertime and the weather’s fine"

February 12, 2015:


Well, whether the weather is really fine is debatable, but I could not pass up the chance to quote a Stompin’ Tom Connors song! Anyway, I have been thinking about winter racing and what it means to people in this sport.

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Kathy Wade's Blog

 

The Anticipation

February 7, 2015:


Do you ever think about how happy or excited you feel when you’re looking forward to something? Whether it’s a holiday, a horse racing, seeing an old friend, or the last chapter of a gripping book, research has shown that anticipating something can be a powerful and positive emotion that can help us live happier lives.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

Attracting New Business

November 7, 2014:


How can we attract new business with no business plan?

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

The Future Of Equine Fashion

October 31, 2014:


Back in June, some individuals at Truro Raceway dressed up horses for Father's Day and garnered some attention. People around the world took notice. Did one person perhaps notice something was missing?

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Jack Darling's Blog

 

A Tribute To Mark Austin

September 16, 2014:


Today I woke up; I am healthy, I am alive. My family is healthy. I am blessed. I apologize for all my complaining, I am truly grateful.

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Dr. Alison Moore's Blog

 

An ounce of prevention

September 13, 2014:


This Sunday, September 14, horse people from all over the province and beyond will descend upon the Flamboro Backstretch for the annual Canadian Yearling Sale. One thing that won’t likely be on the top of their minds: Biosecurity!

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NDC Drivers's Blog

 

Down to the Wire

August 26, 2014:


With the National Driving Championship this evening, the moment determining Canada's representative fast approaches. One of the eight drivers will go on to drive for Canada in the World Driving Championship in Australia next year. Check out what they're doing leading up to post at Red Shores' Charlottetown in Road to the NDC: Day 6.

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