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Jacques Beaudoin & Rideau Carleton Raceway

Horse racing by passion, profession and tradition When an experienced man says he’s “seen it all”,says he’s “seen it all”, Jacques Beaudoin would know what he meant. He’s in the club of horse drivers by nature, having started with the …

Guy Gagnon, The Path of a Winner

Guy Gagnon, The Path of a Winner The intense sport of horseracing is something worth discovering. Guy Gagnon, a 49-year-old driver, is a champion who has made a mark in the horseracing industry. Brought up in Quebec, he now calls …

National Caretaker Appreciation Day Events across Canada this weekend!

National Caretaker Appreciation Day Events across Canada this weekend!  Harness racing tracks and horseperson’s associations across the country are making final preparations for the inaugural edition of National Caretaker Appreciation Day events being held this weekend, July 20-22. Initiated by …

Re-energizing Ottawa’s Horse Racing Industry

Re-energizing Ottawa’s Horse Racing Industry 2017 Future Star Award recipient, Brett MacDonald says he’s excited for what the Hard Rock Ottawa expansion project will do for the future of horse racing in Ontario. The early 1960s were exciting times for …

GUY GAGNON WINS EASTERN ONTARIO / QUEBEC REGIONAL DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP

GUY GAGNON WINS EASTERN ONTARIO / QUEBEC REGIONAL DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP Guy Gagnon from Gatineau, Quebec, finished at the top of the driver standings to win the 2018 Eastern Ontario / Quebec Regional Driving Championship at Kawartha Downs, near Peterborough, Ontario …

2017 O’Brien Awards Winners

2017 O’Brien Awards Winners On Saturday, February 3, Standardbred Canada announced the winners for the 2017 O’Brien Awards, at the 29th edition of the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala held at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale hotel in Mississauga, …

Major increase in purses at Rideau Carleton Raceway

MAJOR INCREASE IN PURSES AT RIDEAU CARLETON RACEWAY Working towards a 25% increase in purses for the local horse racing community   Commencing October 1, purses at Rideau Carleton Raceway will increase 25%. “Good news has been a long time …

Remarkable Night for Filion

Remarkable Night for Filion AUGUST 13, 2017 – Rideau Carleton Raceway fans were treated to an impressive display of speed and skill as the Ontario Sires Stakes arrived in the nation’s capital on Sunday evening. With almost $250,000 on the …

Ontario Sires Stakes : From Ontario farms to the world stage

ONTARIO SIRES STAKES FROM ONTARIO FARMS TO THE WORLD STAGE Don’t miss this year’s Ontario Sires Stakes night at the Rideau Carleton Raceway, on August 13th starting at 6:30PM. This racing event will feature the best young Ontario bred horses.  …

Recap : Racing to Victory

Recap : Racing to Victory The horses were the star of the night on Thursday night! The evening kicked off with an exciting racing debut for five horses! The first race of the night was full of young novice horses …

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