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Racetrack patrons would be permitted to place harness racing bets on special mobile gaming devices under legislation signed today (Monday January 28) by Governor Christie and sponsored by Assembly Republican Ronald S. Dancer.

The finer details of future harness racing at Woodbine and Mohawk were revealed at a press conference at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto yesterday (Thursday January 24).

Does the provincial Liberal government in Ontario have ears? For almost a year now harness racing, galloping and quarter horse participants have been rallying the government to make them aware of Dalton McGuinty's move to cripple the racing industry in the province

Addington Raceway and Events Centre and the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club (NZMTC) are pleased to announce an innovative new year incentive with the running of the Pre Christmas Day Maiden Bonus race on its first Premier Night of harness racing in 2013 on Friday February 1.

The founder and owner of Harnesslink - and International horse agent - John Curtin, of JC International, will speak at the sixth Harness Racing Congress at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa at Fort Lauderdale in Florida on Sunday March 3.

For nearly a year now, the Ontario horse racing industry has been trying to get the attention of the provincial Liberal government. That government, led by premier Dalton McGuinty, moved in February 2012 to pull the plug on the revenue-sharing Slots At Racetracks program which had made Ontario's Sires Stakes program, and racing in general, the envy of most other North American jurisdictions.

A bill aimed at boosting Michigan's horse racing industry will not be signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, who considers the plan likely to be unconstitutional without the approval of voters at statewide and local levels.

In Governor Cuomo's State of the State speech today, he called for the casinos to be built upstate, in an effort to bring some of the tourism dollars out of New York City according to Crain's New York Business.

The fiscal cliff tax legislation passed by Congress and signed by President Obama earlier this week reinstated an important business investment incentive and substantially increased another incentive program. Both incentive programs could have important implications for purchasers of horses, farm equipment and most other depreciable property in 2013.

Four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA are poised to move forward with their legal fight over New Jersey's plans to allow sports gambling. That comes after a judge on Friday rejected arguments that the leagues couldn't prove they would be harmed if the state proceeds with the plans.

With the date of the final card of live harness racing at Sudbury Downs having come and gone, like many participants directly involved in horseracing, I am feeling somewhat disconnected.

The question of how one of the most commonly used therapeutic substances for racehorses for the last 30 years suddenly tested positive for arsenic lies at the heart of a judicial review which has opened in the High Court at Auckland.

It has been described as "a mess" by one Morrinsville local after two of the town's harness racing folk almost came to blows at the Cambridge Workouts - a programme which was transferred to Morrinsville earlier this month.

Champion harness racing driver Anthony Butt has been accused of threatening New Zealand's billion dollar horse racing industry by importing a potentially lethal disease.

The Special Stewards Panel (SSP) appointed by Harness Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) to hear matters relating to the ongoing investigation into alleged corruption and improper activities have handed down its decision on the charge issued against Mr Ben Sarina.

The General Assembly approved bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer to guarantee consistent levels of funding from horse races to programs that benefit harness racing horsemen.

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