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SC Rewind: 100 Years At Greenwood

July 16, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith turns the calendar back to 1975 when Greenwood Raceway -- sometimes referred to as "The Downtown Track" -- celebrated its 100th Birthday. He traces the track's founding and early history with much of the emphasis on the years when harness racing was held there. A number of old and interesting photographs are displayed....read on

SC Rewind: O.S.S. - The Early Years

July 9, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith presents the second edition of an ongoing series recalling the start up and some first year highlights of the Ontario Sires Stakes program that started back in 1974. Further stories recalling the O.S.S. will appear in future Rewinds....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1930s

July 2, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls a number of events and personalities from the decade of the 1930s in the ongoing monthly feature Years Ago....read on

SC Rewind: Dominion Day Racing

June 25, 2016:

In this week's Rewind as Canada Day approaches, Robert Smith recalls when harness racing on Dominion Day as the July first National holiday was formerly known, was a major happening. His recollections include a number of old photographs and touch down on many locales across the land where race days were held....read on

SC Rewind: Remembering Tory Gregg

June 18, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls a rather legendary figure from the past named Tory Gregg. His long tenure as an announcer at many small-town tracks in Southwestern Ontario made him a legendary figure in days gone by....read on

SC Rewind: World Mark For Lachance

June 11, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith takes a look back 30 years ago and recalls a record breaking year in the career of one of the finest horsemen to ever don a pair of silks. Also included this week is a 'mystery' photo taken many years ago and readers are encouraged to submit their suggestions to name the eight individuals....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1980s

June 4, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith takes a look back to the decade of the 1980's in the monthly feature 'Years Ago'. A 'trotting' theme seems to be present in most of the reminiscences....read on

SC Rewind: The 1,000 Club

May 28, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls the time when a driver recording 1,000 wins in an entire lifetime was considered quite an accomplishment. The piece includes a list of notable Canadian born drivers who had reached that goal by 1974. A number of old photographs recalling important milestones are included....read on

SC Rewind: Meet Of The Century

May 21, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls a very famous race meeting from 70 years ago held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. A number of Canadian horsemen were there to record a very significant piece of harness racing history....read on

SC Rewind: London Turns 55

May 14, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith takes readers back to 55 years ago when racing under the lights made its debut in Ontario at the London track. A number of old photos depicting the times are included. He is also asking for a bit of nostalgic participation by the reading audience....read on

SC Rewind: A Special Mother

May 7, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith offers a special salute to all of the great mothers we have known over the years as we observe Mother's Day this Sunday. He also recalls a great equine 'mother' who was a central part of one of the truly great families of mares to ever grace our sport....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1970s

April 30, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind, Robert Smith takes a look back at some of the personalities and events from the decade of the 1970s in the ongoing monthly feature 'Years Ago.'...read on

SC Rewind: Rideau Carleton, Pt. 2

April 23, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith remembers the opening of Rideau Carleton Raceway in 1962. The landmark event marked the first brand new racetrack to be built during the decade which finally saw night time racing come to Ontario. This is the second and concluding part of a two-part offering....read on

SC Rewind: Rideau Carleton Opens

April 16, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith remembers the opening of Rideau Carleton Raceway in 1962. This event marked the first brand new Racetrack to be built during the decade which finally saw night-time racing come to Ontario. This is the first of a two-part offering....read on

SC Rewind: The Country Doctors

April 9, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls the long-standing practice of medical Doctors owning and racing harness horses. He also reminisces about a special Doctor and his lengthy affiliation with the sport....read on


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