The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has lifted the quarantine on Barn B at Rideau Carleton. According to ORC Manager of Veterinary Services Dr. Adam Chambers, testing has confirmed that the cause of death of horse D J STAMKOS was not of a contagious nature. As a result, horses from Barn B that were entered are now cleared to race on Sunday, December 1, 2013. The quarantine and other prudent biosecurity measures were introduced to protect the horses and limit the possible spread of disease. All racetracks are encouraged to follow such best practice. The ORC wishes to thank the management and horsepeople of Rideau Carleton for their cooperation. For more information - or to speak with Dr. Chambers or Dr. Duncan - please call: 416 213-0520
ORC Manager of Veterinary Services Dr. Adam Chambers confirms that testing is underway to determine the cause of death of the horse D J STAMKOS. The horse had raced at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday November 21. As a precaution only, Barn B at Rideau Carleton will be placed under quarantine until such time as the test results become known, likely later this week. The precaution is in place to protect the spread of disease- IF that was indeed the cause of this horse's death. ORC Official Veterinarian Dr. Lynne Blackburn has established prudent biosecurity measures, including the setup of disinfection stations in Barn B. Dr. Blackburn also printed bilingual posters advising all horsepeople of the situation and procedure. Raceway officials are cooperating with the precautions. While the quarantine on Barn B horses remains in place, there will be racing on November 28. Entries will be accepted on horses from Barn B for Sunday racing with the understanding that any of those horses drawn in will only be allowed to race if the quarantine is lifted. We are monitoring the situation and will keep you up to date. For more information - or to speak with Dr. Chambers or Dr. Duncan - please call: 416 213-0520
ORC issues Notice of Decision to Rideau Carleton Raceway on redirection of purse funds and additional dates On September 13, 2013, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) issued a Notice of Decision to Rideau Carleton Raceway (RCR) in which the Director denied the application for the redirection of purse funds from the purse account that RCR holds "in trust for Belleville Area Horse People" to the purse account of RCR. As a result of the interrelation between the purse funding and the additional dates, the Director also did not approve the application for 14 additional Signature race dates. To view the Notice to the Industry, please use this link ORC Notice to Industry RCR The Notice is also available on the ORC web site www.ontarioracingcommission.ca Jacinth E. Chang Alloy Executive Assistant Ontario Racing Commission
OTTAWA, ON - Neither of the early season harness racing Gold Series winners were able to replicate their success at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday, July 11, allowing Performing Art to leapfrog up to the top of the two-year-old pacing filly division standings.
OTTAWA, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes excitement rolls into Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday, July 11 with three Gold Series divisions for the two-year-old pacing fillies.
The Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) today announced the April 2013 Race Date Schedule, based on applications for variance received.
On February 7, 2013, the Director ordered the immediate suspension of harness racing owner/trainer Bertrand Pelletier of Mont-St-Gregoire, Quebec. In addition, the Director has issued a proposed order to suspend for a period of 14 years, with a $ 60,000 fine.
Simon Allard and John MacDonald, the top two harness racing drivers at Rideau Carlton Raceway in Ottawa, Ontario in 2012 will face off against each other this weekend at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
Applications to vary the first quarter r of the 2013 race date schedule have been received by the Ontario Racing Commission and are currently being reviewed by the Implementation and Monitoring (IM) Group of the Ontario Racing Program (ORP).
Norm Borg loves his job announcing at Rideau Carleton. He also loves doing his live harness racing podcasts for radio. The problem is he has no time for the Ontario Provincial Government and he knows they have no time for harness racing.
With the provincial Legislature prorogued, local MPP Lisa MacLeod wants Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin to call an inquiry into the OLG's plans for new casinos across the province.
As predicted, Ontario's exciting three-year-old pacing fillies delivered another sizzling harness racing performance at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening (October 10).
North American harness racing legend Herve Filion can now retire in style knowing that he finally goes out - not only the winner of 15,000 races and more than $88 million in purses - but also the winner of his last race.
After their thrilling Gold Elimination performance last week, Ontario's exciting three-year-old pacing fillies return to Rideau Carleton Raceway this Thursday, Oct. 11 for the last $130,000 Gold Final of their harness racing careers.
If Thursday evening's (October 4) Gold Elimination was any indication, Rideau Carleton Raceway harness racing fans are poised to witness an outstanding performance from the three-year-old pacing fillies in next week's Gold Final.
Will more Canadian harness racing drivers relocate from Ontario to Quebec if the slots at racetracks programme is withdrawn in Ontario next March? One reinsman who is not only doing well in Quebec but is also singing the praises of his home province is Saint-Esprit native, Simon Allard.