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Harness Racing's Luckiest Horses

March 17, 2017:


Some say you have to be lucky to be good, some say it's better to be lucky than good. What's in a name? These luck-y horses were clearly born with talent and showed an affinity for green but surely a little bit of luck never hurt along the way.

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Harness Racing's Super Stallions

June 19, 2016:


For Mother's Day, we presented a list of the top mares based on certain production criteria. Of course, in some of those instances the mares were tied with other mares atop those standings simply out of limited production ability. On the stallion side, that's definitely a different scenario.

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Harness Racing's Top Ten Money Earning Fillies & Mares

March 8, 2016:


The theme for International Women's Day 2016 is 'Pledge for Parity'. The horses that comprise the 10 richest fillies and mares in harness racing history have exceeded aspirations for on-track parity with their male counterparts and shattered records across the globe.

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In A Class By Himself

April 8, 2015:


Earlier this year, hockey great Jean Beliveau passed away. There were tributes by the dozens for the gentleman many consider to be the one of the classiest players to ever play in the NHL.

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Harness Racing's Girl Power

March 14, 2015:


Perhaps moreso than any other year, 2014 -- the Year of The Horse -- certainly could have been referred to as The Year of The Female as headlines were frequently made by women, fillies and mares.

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The Future Of Equine Fashion

October 31, 2014:


Back in June, some individuals at Truro Raceway dressed up horses for Father's Day and garnered some attention. People around the world took notice. Did one person perhaps notice something was missing?

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Bring A Friend Night at Grand River

August 24, 2013:


With two friends - one Jeff and one Geoff - in tow, I made the trek to Elora for Ontario's first night of SC's Bring A Friend National Challenge.

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Minnie Driver And Banned Horse Names

March 1, 2013:


Back in September Brittney Mayotte and I started asking people in harness racing about their all-time favourite horse names.

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Equine Escape Artist

January 10, 2013:


While she's not a standardbred, Mariska is a 10-year-old Friesen mare that is on the verge of going viral.

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You Be The Judge

October 3, 2012:


It's not every day that you see a horse on the lead get set down for interfering with horses at the back of the pack. That's what happened on Saturday night at The Red Mile.

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Imports & Exports

October 2, 2012:


I'll admit that I don't always agree with SOA of NY President Joe Faraldo but I do respect his passion for the industry.

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Heats To Compete

October 1, 2012:


I'm taking the news that Check Me Out won't race in the second heat of the Kentucky Filly Futurity with mixed emotions.

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You Never Forget Your First

October 24, 2011:


It's true what they say and some of harness racing's more prominent participants agree.

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The NHL Gets It Right

September 26, 2011:


Two emails came into my Inbox on Friday. One was an indication of what is and the other of what could be

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Guest Starring: Anthony MacDonald

May 24, 2011:


Trainer-driver Anthony MacDonald sent in the following letter on staggered draw times and driver scratch times.

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