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New Special Edition Preview now available!

on April 02, 2020
With no harness racetracks in operation in North America due to the COVID-19 pandemic, horsemen are going to need financial relief, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Special Preview we have all the details on how to find it. Several horsemen’s associations have already begun programs to help, and we also provide information on how trainers can seek relief under the federal CARES act. ...
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Oakes, Surick plead not guilty on charges

on April 02, 2020
Trainers Nick Surick and Chris Oakes were among 19 who entered pleas of not guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil Thursday afternoon on federal charges that included conspiracies to manufacture, distribute and administer adulterated or misbranded performance-enhancing drugs to racehorses. The proceedings were held via teleconference due to COVID-19 precautions.   Others ...
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Community focus: Dave Yarock

on April 02, 2020
A little more than a decade ago, Dave Yarock decided it was time to give up playing basketball. He had played throughout his life; in high school and college and was still going full court two or three times a week into his mid-50s.   After putting hoops on hold, he needed a way to satisfy his competitive nature. That is when he discovered harness racing. Yarock was introduced to the ...
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Microchip deadline extended to 2022

on April 02, 2020
During the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) Registration Committee teleconference call on Tuesday, March 31, the members voted unanimously to extend the deadline for all horses to be microchipped from 2021 until 2022. The extended deadline will now require all horses to be microchipped before they race in 2022. The consideration of delaying the deadline was presented as an agenda item by chief op...
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Delaware approves plan to distribute purse money

on April 02, 2020
The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) has been working to help our harness racing community during this Covid-19 pandemic while our racing has been suspended. We are happy to announce that Delaware Harness Racing Commission approved a plan on March 31 to distribute purses from the final two weeks of the Dover Downs meet that were not contested. Please see the following corresp...
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