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Change Of Fortune For Cuban Seelster

December 29, 2008:

After a disappointing eight-place finish in last week’s edition of the Preferred 2 Pace at Western Fair Raceway, Cuban Seelster was back with a vengeance in this week’s edition of the class....read on

OHHA Meeting Reminder

December 29, 2008:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association reminds horsepeople that there will be an OHHA members meeting on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Best Western Milton Inn....read on

Illusionist To Retire

December 29, 2008:

Millionaire aged pacing mare Illusionist will make the final start of her illustrious career on Thursday evening at Flamboro Downs....read on

Williams Named Amateur Driver of the Year

December 29, 2008:

Tom Williams, a businessman from Charlotte, N.C., has been named harness racing's national Amateur Driver of the Year....read on

Woodbine Draw Complete

December 29, 2008:

Trot Insider has learned that the draw for the Thursday, January 1 card of racing at Woodbine Racetrack has been completed and the entries are now online. ...read on

Fillies Face Off In Niagara Final

December 29, 2008:

The last stakes final of the 2008 season goes postward at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday night, and it features a potential duel between two razor-sharp three-year-old pacing fillies, Windsong Experanza and Paper Cut....read on

Dan Patch Award Winners Announced

December 29, 2008:

Harness racing’s Big Three keeps on motoring.

Somebeachsomewhere, Deweycheatumnhowe and Mister Big, who held the top three positions in the sport’s weekly Top 10 poll for much of the season, each will receive a Dan Patch Award from the U.S. Harness Writers Association for the second consecutive year....read on

Horses Rescued In A Christmas Miracle

December 29, 2008:

Two frostbitten, emaciated horses were recovering inside a warm barn on Saturday thanks to volunteers who spent the week before Christmas digging the animals out of snow in the mountains of northeastern British Columbia....read on

The Meadowlands Releases 2009 Stakes Schedule

December 29, 2008:

The Meadowlands Racetrack released its 2009 racing calendar today, with the meet starting on Thursday, January 1 and concluding on Friday, August 21....read on

NJSS Renames Stake Races

December 29, 2008:

In order to more clearly identify its top-flight of stakes races, the New Jersey Sire Stakes has named the Pari-Mutuel program at The Meadowlands and Freehold Raceway as the Premier Division....read on

CFIA Releases News About CEM

December 29, 2008:

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched an investigation after confirming that horse semen was imported into Canada from a United States stallion subsequently determined to be infected with contagious equine metritis (CEM)....read on

Au Revoir Fails To Fill

December 29, 2008:

Monticello Raceway announced on Monday that the 2008 Au Revior race exclusively for 14 year olds has failed to attract enough entries and will be canceled....read on

MacPhee Siblings Team Up At Flamboro

December 29, 2008:

The Clyde River, P.E.I. duo of Brodie and Ambyr MacPhee made their Friday entry at Flamboro Downs a winning one....read on

Training Title At WEG A Photo Finish

December 29, 2008:

When the 2008 racing season wraps up tonight at Woodbine Racetrack, at least two new faces will finish atop the driver and trainer standings....read on

MLB’s Justin Morneau Wins Lionel Conacher Award

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December 28, 2008:

Through the ups and downs of a trying first few years in the major leagues, Justin Morneau was always able to count on the steady guidance of veterans like Torii Hunter and Johan Santana....read on

OHHA On The WEG Racing Contract

December 28, 2008:

On Sunday afternoon, the Ontario Harness Horse Association issued the following release to the industry regarding a recommended horsemen’s boycott of Woodbine Entertainment Group’s entry box as a result of the lack of a 2009 contract between the two groups....read on

TV Channel Backing Wall's Hall Nomination

December 28, 2008:

The drumbeat is growing louder in Southern Ontario for Dave Wall to be inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame....read on

Windsor's New Year's Eve Box Remains Open

December 28, 2008:

Entries are still being accepted by Windsor Raceway's race office staff for the New Year's Eve card of racing....read on

Sunday Racing Cancelled At Truro And Trois Rivieres

December 28, 2008:

The Sunday matinee harness racing programs originally scheduled for Truro Raceway and Sulky Trois Rivieres have been cancelled....read on

Boulder Creek Does It; Sears Secures Driving Title

December 27, 2008:

Boulder Creek emerged from the fog and the photo finish as the winner of the $24,000 Preferred Pace while Brian Sears scored five wins on the card including one in the co-featured $22,000 Preferred 2 Pace with Hennessy Hanover on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Vapor In The Wind Takes Pompano Feature

December 27, 2008:

Vapor In The Wind has visited the winner’s circle twelve times in his 32 starts this season. The four-year-old Cole Muffler gelding made it four consecutive wins at Pompano Park by taking the $16,000 Open Handicap Pace in 1:51 Saturday night....read on

WEG Clarifies Position On Contract

December 27, 2008:

Woodbine Entertainment Group has issued the following letter to the industry clarifying their position with regards to the lack of a 2009 contract with the Ontario Harness Horse Association....read on

Woodbine Forced To Cancel

December 27, 2008:

Woodbine Racetrack has been forced to cancel its Saturday night program due to unsafe track conditions....read on

Bartlett, Sumner Take '08 Titles At Yonkers

December 27, 2008:

Jason Bartlett and Robert Sumner earned Yonkers Raceway honours as leading driver and trainer, respectively, for 2008....read on

Georgian Downs Cancels

December 27, 2008:

Georgian Downs has cancelled their Saturday evening race card due to unsafe track conditions....read on

NJAW Going Mobile In 2009

December 27, 2008:

New Jersey Account Wagering (NJAW) members will soon be able to place their bets anytime, anywhere via cell phones and PDAs....read on

OHHA District 6 Notice Of Meeting

December 27, 2008:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association has sent out a notice of meeting for its district 6 members....read on

Fraser Cancels Saturday & Sunday Cards

December 27, 2008:

With snow and rain again causing unsafe track conditions, Fraser Downs has canceled its Saturday and Sunday cards of racing....read on

Perkins Names 'Beach' Canada's Best Performer

December 27, 2008:

In today's Toronto Star, writer Dave Perkins places pacing powerhouse Somebeachsomewhere on top of his year-end list of Canadian sports standouts....read on

The World According To Dean: A different type of Prix d'Amerique prep

December 27, 2008:

The Prix de Bourgogne is one of the traditional four "B" races on the road to the Prix d'Amerique in late January in Paris, but it's a bit different than the Prix d'Amerique....read on

Meadowlands Preferred Winners Finish Strong

December 26, 2008:

It seems Swan Image is fixed on keeping his record pure after a seven-month layoff....read on

Preferreds Galore At Western Fair

December 26, 2008:

Western Fair Raceway’s 15-race Boxing Day card featured a variety of Preferred events for both pacers and trotters....read on

Fraser Forced To Cancel

December 26, 2008:

Following the third race, Fraser Downs was forced to cancel the remainder of Friday afternoon's card as a result of unsafe track conditions due to snow....read on

Warp Speed, Dinner Guest Double Up In Valedictory

December 26, 2008:

Dinner Guest and Warp Speed were both repeat winners in Friday's second leg of the Valedictory Pacing Series for three-year-old colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Grandstand Deal For Summerside

December 26, 2008:

It appears as though Summerside Raceway has secured the funding for a new grandstand for the 2009 race season....read on

OHHA On The WEG Racing Contract

December 26, 2008:

This afternoon, the Ontario Harness Horse Association issued the following release to the industry regarding a recommended horsemen’s boycott of Woodbine Entertainment Group’s entry box as a result of the lack of a 2009 contract between the two groups. ...read on

What Do You Think Is Fair?

December 26, 2008:

In Dean Hoffman's latest blog titled Should trainers and drivers get the same cut of the purse?, the Hall Of Fame writer contrasts the responsibilities of trainers and drivers in an attempt to evaluate if their equal purse cuts are fair....read on

Baymount Offers Additional Shares

December 26, 2008:

Baymount Incorporated has announced that they are looking to raise another $1.5 million to build and develop Quinte Exhibition and Raceway in Belleville, Ontario....read on

Rideau Cancels Boxing Day Card

December 26, 2008:

Rideau Carleton Raceway has been forced to cancel Friday's card of racing due to bad track conditions....read on

Draw Set For Au Revoir Pace

December 26, 2008:

It may be a longshot but Monticello Raceway is still hoping to fill its Au Revoir Pace for New Years Eve Day, December 31. If filled it will be the last time any of the entered 14-year-olds will go to post....read on

Trot's Top 25 Stories of 2008

December 25, 2008:

Trot's traditional countdown of the biggest newsmakers of the year continues....read on

Del Kissner Passes

December 25, 2008:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime horseman Delton (Del) Frederick Peter Kissner passed away on December 19, 2008, at Lanark Heights at the age of 87....read on

Trot's Top 50 Stories of 2008: 50-26

December 24, 2008:

'Tis the season for traditions and countdowns and sticking with Trot tradition for the fifth year in a row, Trot Insider has complied a list of the most-read website stories of the year....read on

Woodbine Issues Letter To Horsemen

December 24, 2008:

This afternoon, Woodbine Entertainment Group issued the following letter to the harness racing industry....read on

Woodbine Responds: “We Expect To Be Racing On January 1”

December 24, 2008:

Jamie Martin, Woodbine Entertainment Group’s Vice President of Racing, spoke to Trot Insider this afternoon about the prospects of racing in the new year at Woodbine....read on

OHHA: Horsemen To Withhold Entries At Woodbine In New Year

December 24, 2008:

According to a release from the Ontario Harness Horse Association, at an OHHA member meeting Tuesday, December 23, members voted to not enter horses to race at Woodbine Racetrack starting with the January 1, 2009 race card, and continuing until a contract acceptable to them is signed with OHHA....read on

SC Holiday Hours

December 24, 2008:

Please be aware of Standardbred Canada's holiday hours for its main office in Mississauga, ON. The office will be closing today, Wednesday, December 24, at 12:00 noon....read on

Somebeachsomewhere CBC News-Nova Scotia’s Newsmaker Of The Year

December 24, 2008:

World champion three-year-old pacer Somebeachsomewhere is the CBC News-Nova Scotia Newsmaker of the Year and will be featured in a broadcast at 6:30 p.m. Atlantic (5:30 p.m. Eastern) on Friday....read on

Five Bagger For Piroski At Windsor

December 23, 2008:

Driver Gene Piroski ruled the roost at Windsor Raceway on Tuesday evening thanks to a five-win performance on the border oval’s 12-race card....read on

Bo Tie Blows Them Away

December 23, 2008:

Bo Tie turned in a dominant performance for the dynamic duo of trainer Isabelle Binet and driver Pascal Berube in Tuesday’s $13,000 Invitational Pace at Sulky Trois Rivieres....read on


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