The OBJECT of the Society shall be to encourage and ensure co-operative effort in all matters pertaining to the production and improvement of the Standardbred Horse in the Province of Alberta, and to co-operate with the Associations and Societies of other Provinces in the Dominion of Canada and States of the United States of America/or other Associations in other Countries..
The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association (ASHA) was formed to represent and protect the best interests of Standardbred industry participants and bring about a closer, more understanding relationship among members, racetracks, racing associations, governing bodies and the public.
NEWS AND UPDATES RELEVANT
TO ALBERTA HARNESS RACING
2021 ASHA YEARLING SALE APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED!!
Even under current pandemic restrictions, we have a YEALING SALE to plan. We want your entries! There is a notable change for you to be aware of. Understanding cash may be tight, get your entries in to begin promoting along with the staff preparations needed, BY JUNE 1, 2021. Payment can be made at this time, but we will accept payment NO LATER THAN close of business on FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2021 .
INPUT FROM INDUSTRY IS WANTED
As per the recent Board of Directors Meeting, the following was brought to the attention of the Board Members:
Wade Wilson of Marcomm Works is requesting input from people in the industry for a new governance model independent of Horse Racing Alberta.
An online Survey is available until MAY 14 .
Please click this link to be taken to the survey :
For more information about this Project, go to this website:
REVISED STAKES PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Below is the revised Stakes Payments schedule.
No payments are due for Alberta until SATURDAY MAY 15th
At the ASHA Board meeting on Saturday March 27th the following dates changes to Alberta Sires Stakes Nomination and Sustaining due dates took place.
As always, if you have any questions, please contact the ASHA office.
COVID-19 Response Planning Working Group Update
The Working Group welcomed new HRA Board Chair Diana McQueen to the call this afternoon. She introduced herself to our stakeholder team and looks forward to officially joining the board tomorrow.
Horse Racing Alberta is continuing to work with the Alberta Health Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to establish protocols that would allow live racing to resume. Discussions continue to be very positive. We are confident that we can resume racing without spectators, and with enhanced safety protocols, by mid-May.
Once we receive the exemption, we will share it immediately with the race track operators and Horsemen’s associations. Opening days will be scheduled as soon as possible following the exemption confirmation.
Beyond the Backstretch caught up with Rod Hennessy of Hennessy Stables at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino. A born and raised Albertan, Hennessy has spent his entire life in the harness racing industry and continues to find success on Alberta's racetracks!
Also on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwznDoadFyY
Effective immediately, all travelers from outside AB must quarantine 14 days prior to entry to either Century property in Alberta. This restriction will be in place until the casino building is allowed to re-open.
When you enter the province you need to email email@example.com to notify the race office of your plans
The OFFICIAL Stakes Schedule and Calendar
Below are the OFFICIAL Stakes Schedule and Calendar respectively.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE SCHEDULE COULD CHANGE DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THE CONTROL OF ASHA
2021 Race Calendar
as of December 1, 2020
2021 Stakes Schedule
as of May 1, 2021