Racing Under Saddle is an innovative new concept in harness racing for Canadian audiences and it will be showcased through a 10 race series across southern Ontario.
RUS is a hybrid of harness and Thoroughbred racing. Standardbreds that generally race pulling sulkies are ridden under saddle like a Thoroughbred, but start behind a moving gate like in harness racing. This is the first year that wagering will be available in Canada for the discipline and RUS Ontario is looking to make an impact. It will be a landmark year for the racing industry, bringing new excitement to bettors.
RUS Ontario has scheduled 10 races at seven tracks from July 1 to Oct. 1 and starts with the Canada Day debut at Mohawk Racetrack. ‘The Trot for the Cure’ will be in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and is in memory of Jim Carr, a great supporter of Standardbred racing in Canada.
Other highlights for 2014 include:
For a full list of races visit www.rusontario.com/2014-race-dates.
RUS Ontario would like to extend its thanks to all Ontario harness tracks for the support and co-operation shown while planning our inaugural season.
Come and support the Ontario racing industry and of course enjoy the excitement that is horse racing.
For more information on events, sponsorships, or riders please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Walker at 519.379.7244.
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