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Shartin N Solid In Lady Liberty

August 4, 2018:

After a rare defeat in the Golden Girls at this distance on Meadowlands Pace night, Shartin N bounced back to reclaim her throne as the queen of the older pacing ranks with a sharp score in the $197,400 Lady Liberty to close out the stakes action on Hambletonian Day....read on

A 'Dream' Win For McClure & Blais

August 4, 2018:

Driver Bob McClure made a splash in his limited action on Hambletonian Day by blowing up the toteboard with 50-1 trotting mare Dream Together in the $154,800 Dr. John R. Steele Memorial for older trotting mares....read on

Atlanta Wins The Hambletonian

August 4, 2018:

On Saturday (August 4) Canadian-based trotting filly Atlanta became just the 14th filly in the 93-year history of the Hambletonian to defeat the boys and capture harness racing's richest prize for three-year-olds....read on

Manchego Mastery In Hambletonian Oaks

August 4, 2018:

Yannick Gingras was called into work on his birthday, and he clearly made the most of it thanks in large part to his gate-to-wire score in the Hambletonian Oaks with Manchego....read on

Things Get 'Western' In McKee Memorial

August 4, 2018:

Western Joe starred in the Preferred ranks over the winter at The Meadowlands, but on Hambletonian Day the four-year-old found his way to the Big M winner's circle against the sport's best older pacers....read on

Helpisontheway Strikes In Dennis Drazin

August 4, 2018:

A massive, 12-horse field went postward in the $50,000 Dennis Drazin for three-year-old colt and gelding trotters, and it was the horse from Post 12 striking a pose in victory lane....read on

Tactical Landing Rallies In Hambo Elim #2

August 4, 2018:

It was a crash and bang affair filled with breaks – and a few heartbreaks – in the second elimination of the Hambletonian. Tactical Landing, however, dodged landmines and sailed to a 1:52.1 triumph for trainer/driver Jimmy Takter....read on

First Hambo Elim To Crystal Fashion

August 4, 2018:

Crystal Fashion closed stoutly to collar pacesetter Atlanta and capture the first $100,000 2018 Hambletonian elimination....read on

Stay Hungry Sweeps To Cane Score

August 4, 2018:

After an O’Brien Award-winning season as a freshman thanks to a number of top tier efforts in big money performances, Stay Hungry seemed to struggle to find his way back to the top of the mountain in 2018. That all changed in the Cane Pace....read on

Marion Marauder Conquers All In Cashman

August 4, 2018:

Once again showing a flair for the dramatic on Hambletonian Day, Triple Crown winner Marion Marauder captured the 2018 $286,650 John Cashman Memorial in a tight photo finish....read on

Doherty Memorial To The Ice Dutchess

August 4, 2018:

After losing by a nose in last week’s elimination round, The Ice Dutchess manufactured a multiple-move victory in the James Doherty Memorial when the big money was on the line for Team Takter....read on

Track Record In Haughton For Dont Letem

August 4, 2018:

Perhaps now the early favourite for the main event one year from now, trotting colt Dont Letem was much the best in the 2018 Peter Haughton Memorial and added his name to the Meadowlands track record books in the process....read on

Shady Daisy To Youaremycandygirl

August 4, 2018:

It only took two races for the first stakes and record of the day as Youaremycandygirl held off all challengers in the $96,600 Shady Daisy for three-year-old pacing fillies....read on

Teaching The American Style of Racing

August 4, 2018:

When Ed Gannon, Jr. picked up his French trotter Ubanji in June, the horse seemed unassuming enough. A nice-looking, well-built, long-bodied trotter, Ubanji made a good first impression on his new trainer. However, after spending a few days turned out at Gannon’s 60-acre farm, Ubanji made his first trip to the track and it became clear he would not be a straightforward horse....read on

Canadians Prominent On Hambo Day

August 4, 2018:

There were a number of Canadian connections to the major stakes wins on the 2018 Hambletonian Day card of harness racing at The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J....read on

Canada's Hambletonian Connections

August 4, 2018:

Hambletonian Day is here and Canadian connections are plastered all over Saturday’s spectacular card at The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J....read on

SC Rewind: Hambletonian Memories

August 4, 2018:

In this week's Rewind column Robert Smith adopts a Hambletonian theme coincidental with this year's renewal of the annual classic....read on

Longshots Rule On Hambletonian Eve

August 4, 2018:

The night before the 93rd Hambletonian, it was bombs away at the Meadowlands on Friday, as a track that had seen 29 favourites score in its previous 60 races (48 per cent) became the land of longshots....read on

Spreester Back To Winning Ways

August 4, 2018:

Spreester has been a force all year long in the Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel. In fact, the Paul Zabielski trainee may well be the front-runner for local Horse of the Year honours in 2018 at the Spa....read on

All Out Henry Takes New Mark In Preferred

August 3, 2018:

All Out Henry turned in a career-best effort with Doug Brown in the bike to take top honours in the $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot on Friday night (Aug. 3) at Grand River Raceway....read on

Winndevie Stays Perfect In NY Sire Stakes

August 3, 2018:

Three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for two-year-old trotting fillies were contested at a soggy Tioga Downs on Friday (Aug. 3)....read on

Osprey Impact Takes Plainridge Feature

August 3, 2018:

Osprey Impact left early and came late to capture the $14,000 Winners Over trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon (Aug. 3)....read on

Dragons Fire Upsets In Truro Feature

August 3, 2018:

Dragons Fire fought off the favourite to post a 10-1 upset in the Friday feature at Truro Raceway with Robert Laffin aboard....read on

Yonkers Distaff Derby To Newborn Sassy

August 3, 2018:

Favoured Newborn Sassy (Jordan Stratton, $4) rated her rivals into submission Friday night (Aug. 3), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

B Stoney Bests Friday Freshmen

August 3, 2018:

Two-year-olds opened Friday night's harness racing program at Woodbine Mohawk Park and B Stoney stole the show with a second quarter move that landed him in the winner's circle....read on

Standardbred Canada Office Closure

August 3, 2018:

Please be aware that Standardbred Canada's main office in Mississauga, Ont. will be closed on Monday, August 6 in observance of the Civic Holiday....read on

Hoosier To Celebrate 25 Years Of Racing

August 3, 2018:

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is set to celebrate 25 years of racing with Dan Patch Festival weekend, highlighted by the 25th edition of the $325,000 (est.) Dan Patch Stakes on Friday, Aug. 10....read on

From The Hambletonian To Hanover

August 3, 2018:

Like many in harness racing, driver Bob McClure has a favourite place to be on the first Saturday in August....read on

CTV News Feature On Harness Racing

August 3, 2018:

CTV Kitchener recently spent some time at a training centre finding out more about Standardbreds and what goes into preparing them for their on-track careers....read on

Newcomers Hoping To Score At Dresden

August 3, 2018:

Holiday Monday (August 6) at Dresden will see an influx of newcomers to Dresden Raceway as 23 horses will be making their 2018 debut at the local oval....read on

Seven Sloppy Stallion Series Splits

August 3, 2018:

Two-year-old pacing colts and geldings took to the track in seven divisions of their third preliminary in the Pennsylvania Stallion Series Friday afternoon over a Harrah’s Philadelphia oval that was listed “sloppy” for the first five divisions, upgraded to “good” after some dry weather for the sixth, and then taken back to “sloppy” after a sudden downpour....read on

PA-Sired Freshmen Head To Pocono

August 3, 2018:

Pennsylvania-sired two-year-old pacing fillies take over the spotlight at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday and Monday, with three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action the first day and six sections of the PA Stallion Series the second....read on

Special Hambletonian Portrait Presentation

August 3, 2018:

The tradition continues on Hambletonian Eve. For the fourth consecutive year, renowned equine artist Ann Lufkin has done a portrait of the past year’s Hambletonian champion to present to the connections on the eve of the 2018 Hambletonian....read on

Hambletonian Day Prop Bets Announced

August 3, 2018:

With sports wagering now well underway in the FanDuel Sports Book at The Meadowlands Racetrack, FanDuel is rolling out some interesting and entertaining Hambletonian-related prop bets for the Hambletonian card on Saturday, August 4....read on

Harris High On Lawmaker's Form

August 3, 2018:

“I think he’s come full circle. He had a bit of a rough year starting out, he had some issues that needed to be worked on, but he finally got over those and all signs are pointing upwards. He is getting better and better every start.”...read on

Looking To 'Fashion' A Hambo Victory

August 3, 2018:

“We got a really good draw, we got a good place to start. Hopefully the colts all bring their ‘A’ game. We’re in it, we’re excited, and we’re ready to go.”...read on

Melander On His Hambo Hopefuls

August 3, 2018:

Marcus Melander will send out multiple horses in the Hambletonian, with 2017 Dan Patch Award-winner Fourth Dimension at 10-1 in the second elimination and Evaluate at 15-1 in the first....read on

A More Masculine McWicked

August 3, 2018:

"When he was three he acted like a gelding to be around...He was a very calm, cool horse. Now he’s definitely not a kid’s pony. When he comes into the paddock, everyone knows who’s coming because he’s roaring and screaming."...read on

Bearcats Clash Sunday At Summerside

August 3, 2018:

The top aged pacers on the Eastern Seaboard of Canada will converge on Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 5) for Invitational pacing action....read on

Twenty-Six Recalls Delay The Hambo

August 3, 2018:

...and other things you didn’t know about the earliest days of America’s greatest trotting race....read on

Pacer Looks To Lower The 'Kaboom'

August 3, 2018:

With the quickest win time on the program, Elm Grove Kaboom will look to capitalize on his rail control in the Saturday evening featured event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Two-Year-Olds Flood Northfield

August 3, 2018:

Seven $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for two-year-old diagonally-gaited specialists will be contested Monday night, Aug. 6 at Northfield Park....read on

“I Think It’s Going To Be A (1):50 Mile”

August 3, 2018:

Jimmy Takter has an idea of what to expect in Saturday’s 93rd Hambletonian at The Meadowlands....read on

Dream Of Glory Handicapping Contest

August 3, 2018:

Hanover Raceway is hosting its signature event of the summer, the 2018 Dream of Glory Trot, this Saturday August 4. To celebrate, the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club has put together an Online Handicapping Contest that's now open....read on

Half Cut Cruises In Preferred

August 3, 2018:

Mark Bradley mapped out a ground-saving journey for Half Cut in Thursday’s $2,350 Preferred 2 for pacers at the Charlottetown Driving Park, and the gelding responded with a 1:55.1 score in going away fashion....read on

Keeling's Rookies Impress

August 2, 2018:

Two-year-old trotters found themselves in the spotlight Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park, as the oval hosted first round action in the Pure Ivory Series and the Define The World Series....read on

Vernon Feature To Love Live Laugh

August 2, 2018:

Dangerousprecedent did all the work in Thursday’s feature race at Vernon Downs, but Love Live Laugh got all the glory thanks to her 1:53 score for driver Jimmy Whittemore....read on

Agosti Breaks Her Maiden

August 2, 2018:

The opener at Hawthorne on Thursday night saw a first as trainer Nicole Agosti recorded her first career victory. The 26-year-old Agosti sent out Red Red Redneck for owners David and Adam Brooks to an upset victory in race one as driver Kyle Wilfong was able to squeeze through along the inside late for the score....read on

Cape Breton Preps For Atlantic Stakes

August 2, 2018:

It will be an Atlantic Sires Stakes invasion of Cape Breton this weekend as the two and three-year-old trotters, as well as the two year-old pacing fillies, head to Cape Breton racetracks....read on

Freshmen Set Season's Records

August 2, 2018:

A pair of sons of Muscle Hill, Prospect Hill and Demon Onthe Hill, became the fastest freshmen trotters of 2018 on a 5/8-mile track with 1:55.4 clockings while running their Pennsylvania Sire Stakes records to two-for-two in winning Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on


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