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Mohawk Expansion Update

December 17, 2008:

According to Fastracks, the Woodbine Entertainment Group inter-office newsletter, on October 27, 2008 the Region of Halton approved the Town of Milton’s Local Official Plan Amendment (OPA),...read on

Alberta Downs News

December 17, 2008:

According to a story on lacombeglobe.com, plans for Alberta Downs are drawing closer to completion....read on

WEG Year In Review Show To Air

December 17, 2008:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group's Greenwood teletheatre is the venue for the WEG Year in Review show, which is to be seen on HPItv and The Score Television Network....read on

Down Under Industry Turning Up Sex Appeal

December 17, 2008:

For years the horse racing industry has been seeking a way of getting the attention of different demographics. Agree with it or not, marketing campaigns which utilize sex appeal do get noticed. The organizers behind the 2009 Inter Dominion Carnival, to be held in Australia, are hoping they can cash in on it....read on

Waples On Sovereign Win

December 17, 2008:

When aspiring photographer Matt Waples captured a priceless image of thoroughbred Not Bourbon after his Queen's Plate victory this year, the Sovereign Awards didn't even cross his mind. Now, after almost six months, the Canadian horse racing world knows that it should have been....read on

Yonkers '09 Schedule Details

December 17, 2008:

Yonkers Raceway 2009 live harness schedule begins the evening of Friday, January 9 with approval from the New York State Racing and Wagering Board....read on

Harness Racing NB Unveiled Today?

December 17, 2008:

Atlantic Post Calls has reported that a meeting scheduled for today in Fredericton is expected to unveil the make-up of makeup of Harness Racing New Brunswick, the new group who will oversee harness racing in the province....read on

Race Date Change At EPR

December 17, 2008:

The Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission has approved a change to the previously-approved race dates for Exhibition Park Raceway....read on

EPR Offering Free Programs, Turkeys

December 17, 2008:

For its final two live cards of the 2008 racing season, Exhibition Park Raceway has announced that it will be giving away free live programs for its Saturday cards....read on

Kissmeallover Sweeps Incredible Finale

December 17, 2008:

Despite a late afternoon snowstorm which dumped anywhere between two and six inches of snow on the Chicagoland area the show continued on at Balmoral Park as a field of seven Illinois conceived and foaled three-year-old filly pacers met in the $7,000 final of the Incredible Finale Series....read on

Stormaway Resurfaces At Georgian

December 17, 2008:

Making just his second start since posting the upset in the Spring Pacing Championship at Woodbine on April 7, 2007, Stormaway looks to be returning to that form with an impressive win in one of three $13,000 Preferred events on Tuesday night at Georgian Downs....read on

Eight Straight For Docs Moonlite

December 16, 2008:

In her first race since mid-November, Docs Moonlite showed no signs of rust en route to her eighth straight win on Tuesday night at Windsor Raceway....read on

Pompano F/M Open To Lucy Lucy

December 16, 2008:

After sweeping three-wide from last place at the top of the stretch, Lucy Lucy ($5.80) and driver Anthony Napolitano won with ease in the $16,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace Tuesday at the Isle Pompano Park....read on

Perfect M Hanover Defeated At Dover

December 16, 2008:

Ladyfield caught Perfect M Forever in the final stride to end her win streak at eight in a row in the $27,000 Filly and Mare Open/Handicap pace on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Dover Downs while Costly Legs added to her win streak in one of two $18,000 distaff paces....read on

McNair Makes It A Million Plus 100

December 16, 2008:

A few weeks ago, 18-year-old Guelph teen Doug McNair became the youngest driver in the history of harness racing to reach $1 million in career earnings....read on

Contract Talks Heat Up In Belleville

December 16, 2008:

OHHA representatives attended a National Capital Region Harness Horse Association (NCRHHA) meeting in Napanee last night on a proposed racing contract for the planned Belleville racetrack....read on

Final 'Au Revoir' For Kendal Python?

December 16, 2008:

Since Monticello Raceway first presented a dash strictly for 14-year-olds on December 31, 1991, there have only been a few other occasions when the Au Revoir Pace has actually filled. We may just watch some old timers duke it out before the year is over....read on

Balanced Breeze Euthanized

December 16, 2008:

Harry Rutherford has told Trot Insider that 14-year-old Balanced Image broodmare Balanced Breeze, dam of the great Casual Breeze, had to be euthanized Tuesday, December 16....read on

Rocky Mountain Rescheduled

December 16, 2008:

Wiped out by cold weather on Sunday, December 14, the Rocky Mountain Stakes, the last open harness event of the year at Northlands Park, has been rescheduled....read on

Nordic Comments On Fort Erie Terminations, Future

December 16, 2008:

One day after it was announced that 190 employees of the Fort Erie thoroughbred racetrack will no longer have jobs come March, 2009, owner Nordic Gaming Corporation has commented on the situation....read on

Field Set For National Driving Championship

December 16, 2008:

With the completion of the Western Regional Driving Championship at Fraser Downs, the field is now set for the 2009 National Driving Championship....read on

World Record For Lively Moment

December 16, 2008:

Over a track rated 'fast,' yet a second slow, Lively Moment covered a one and three-quarter-mile distance in World Record time Monday, December 15 at Monticello Raceway in the Monticello Marathon....read on

Second Delaware Horse Positive For EHV-1?

December 16, 2008:

Delaware State veterinarian Dr. Heather Hirst has been quoted as saying that a second case of equine herpesvirus-1 is suspected in an area standardbred....read on

Strangles Test Results As Soon As Wednesday?

December 16, 2008:

According to a report, owners of standardbreds competing at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia will have to wait until at least Wednesday (December 17) to find out whether two horses on the premises have tested positive for strangles....read on

Hinsdale Ceases Operations, Surrenders License

December 16, 2008:

Hinsdale Greyhound Park in New Hampshire, which opened in 1958 and offered live harness racing until 1985, announced on Monday, December 15 that it has ceased operations and surrendered its pari-mutue...read on

Five Bagger For Gregory At Yonkers

December 16, 2008:

Deftly avoiding any references to Christmas miracles, we simply mention that driver Jeff Gregory had five winners in just eight drives during Yonkers Raceway's 13-race Monday night program....read on

Longshots Rule In Niagara Series Opener

December 15, 2008:

Signal, Aqua Rosa and The Three Of Us all posted upset victories in Monday’s opening leg of the Niagara Pacing Series for three-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Dali Equals World Record In Matron

December 15, 2008:

Dali smashed the track record for three-year-old pacing colts and tied Shadow Play's World Record for three-year-old pacing colts on a five eighths mile oval when he torched the Dover Downs oval in 1:48.2 in tonight’s $249,113 Matron Stakes Final....read on

Hughes Benefit Auction Closing Today

December 15, 2008:

Time is running out to bid on the auction items in the online benefit for injured horseman Kurt Hughes....read on

Forward Makes Big Donation To Toy Drive

December 15, 2008:

Brad Forward had a keen sense it was a special day at Western Fair Raceway and he made the most of it....read on

Timbo Timbo Nearing Retirement

December 15, 2008:

A big birthday is coming up for the 14-year-old pacer Timbo Timbo. On January 1, the universal birthday of all horses, he'll reach the mandatory retirement age of 15....read on

Fort Erie Issues Termination Notices

December 15, 2008:

Just 10 days before Christmas, 190 Fort Erie Race Track employees have learned that they will be terminated effective March of next year....read on

ASHA Schedules Annual General Meeting

December 15, 2008:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association has announced it will conduct its Annual General Meeting for Sunday, February 15, 2009 from 1-6 p.m....read on

ORC Rules On Race Date Submissions

December 15, 2008:

The Ontario Racing Commission has released its decision pertaining to 2009 race date submissions by Western Fair Raceway, Grand River Raceway and Woodbine Entertainment Group....read on

Tetrick: "Feeling Good, Doing Good"

December 15, 2008:

Tim Tetrick is recovering from hip replacement surgery at his home in southern New Jersey. On Monday, December 15, Tetrick took some time to speak with Harness Racing Communications about how things are coming along....read on

How About A Free Turkey?

December 15, 2008:

Exhibition Park Raceway has announced that it will playing the role of Santa this Christmas season, as the track will be giving away 12 turkeys during the Saturday, December 20 live card....read on

Coleman Hits 1,000-Win Milestone

December 15, 2008:

For those that find employment within the standardbred racing industry, there is one thing that virtually every horseman or woman can relate to: the grind....read on

Kentucky Task Force Issues Report, Makes Recommendations

December 15, 2008:

The Kentucky governor’s task force on the future of horse racing today completed its work, approving a final report that task force chair Tracy Farmer called, “an excellent blueprint to begin the process of once again being able to proclaim Kentucky as the horse capital of the world.”...read on

New York Times Spotlights 'Dewey'

December 15, 2008:

“It’s been a lot of fun. It really has. And I’m grateful it happened to me now, when I’m 50, instead of when I was just starting out. I can really appreciate it,” Ray Schnittker said about his success with Deweycheatumnhowe in an article in Monday's print edition of the New York Times....read on

Chester Waxman Passes

December 15, 2008:

Philanthropist, horse owner and harness racing aficionado Chester Waxman lost his valiant fight with cancer Saturday, December 13. He was 82....read on

Flamboro, Mohawk Cancel Qualifiers

December 15, 2008:

Both Flamboro Downs and Mohawk Racetrack have canceled their respective morning qualifying sessions due to poor track conditions....read on

Brosseau Bags Five At Rideau

December 14, 2008:

The hottest set of hands on Sunday evening at Rideau Carleton Raceway belonged to driver Stephane Brosseau, who turned in a five-win performance on the 15-race card....read on

Forward Steps Up For London Toy Drive

December 14, 2008:

The prospects just got a whole lot better for filling up that horse trailer in the front lobby at Western Fair Raceway with toys for children in need this holiday season....read on

Berube & Binet Dominate At Trois Rivieres

December 14, 2008:

Berube & Binet Dominate At Trois Rivieres

Pascal Berube and Isabelle Binet enjoyed a very productive Sunday afternoon at Sulky Trois Rivieres thanks to their respective multi-win performances at the Quebec half-miler....read on

Hat Trick For Real Beauty

December 14, 2008:

For the third consecutive week, Real Beauty found a way to knock off the female foes she squared off with in the $17,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Fraser Downs....read on

Bartlett Gets In Christmas Spirit

December 14, 2008:

Most days and nights, it's wins. Sunday afternoon, however, it was coats....read on

No Laffin Matter

December 14, 2008:

The Sunday matinee program at Truro Raceway was dominated by various members of the Laffin family. Collectively, the Laffins accounted for nine wins on the 13-race card....read on

Jacob Notches 20th Win Of 2008

December 14, 2008:

Exhibition Park Raceway is the home of Jacob, the nation’s winningest horse in 2008....read on

Arsenault Wins Driving Championship

December 14, 2008:

Kenny Arsenault was crowned driving champion after he collected eight points with a win aboard Bo Butler in the final heat of the PEISHOA Driver's Challenge Saturday at the Charlottetown Driving Park Entertainment Centre....read on

Mr. OSS Featured On A-Channel

December 14, 2008:

A television feature report on well known horseman Dave Wall is airing through Monday on the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on the London, Ontario A-Channel affiliate. The city's TV station is seen throughout the Province....read on


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