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Port Perry Box Closes Sunday

August 18, 2014:

Entries are now being accepted for the fair date in Port Perry, Ont., set for Sunday, August 31....read on

Jack Bailey Passes

August 18, 2014:

Jack Bailey, 81, Vernon Downs' all-time driving champion, died Aug. 16, 2014, after a long illness....read on

Stories From The Trenches

August 18, 2014:

With yearling sales approaching, Trot went searching for unique, behind the scenes stories from North America's top standardbred sales. Naturally, Murray Brown, Mike Kimelman and Bob Marks, each associated with some of the finest horses ever to race, had no shortage of great tales to share....read on.

Thundering Bay Wins Rideau Feature

August 17, 2014:

Veteran gelding Thundering Bay survived a long first over journey to take the $6,500 Winners Over Handicapped Pace featured on Sunday night's harness racing card at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Her Own Land Increases Lead

August 17, 2014:

With her closest competition, Shadows Wonder, opting to race in the Gold Series, Her Own Land boosted her advantage in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots point standings with a 1:52.3 tally in one of five $18,000 divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday evening at Georgian Downs....read on

Longshots Rule In Series Opener

August 17, 2014:

Longshots seemed to be the rule of the day at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday afternoon for the opening round of the Quebec-Bred Series for two-year-old trotters and pacers....read on

Datsyuk Defeats Father Patrick

August 17, 2014:

While North America Cup winner JK Endofanera ($2.50) coasted home in 1:50.1 to win his $54,072 Geers Stake division on Sunday (August 17) at Tioga Downs, the top story of the afternoon saw Father Patrick gamely outkicked by Datsyuk ($52.00) in their $36,036 division of the Arthur Tompkins Memorial....read on

Brandons Cowboys Sweep Eliminations

August 17, 2014:

Three-year-old male pacers Comes Home First and Blue Eyes Cowboy, both sired by Brandons Cowboy, dominated Sunday afternoon's $10,000 eliminations for the Alberta Sires Stakes Marksman leg at Alberta Downs....read on

Barn Doll Stars; Milestone For Morrill

August 17, 2014:

Barn Doll got off to a slow start, but she finished first and fastest of four divisions of New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies on Sunday (Aug. 17) at Batavia Downs....read on

Just A Jolt Prevails From The Pocket

August 17, 2014:

The featured event on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia was a pace for winner's over $25,000 lifetime going for a purse of $30,000. The wagering public gave slight favouritism to Wake Up Peter from post seven....read on

Fillies Prosper With Drop To Grassroots

August 17, 2014:

Fillies dropping down from the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold division to the Grassroots level proved successful in several of Sunday’s $18,000 divisions at Clinton Raceway....read on

Fall Fan Club Events

August 17, 2014:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club has a pair of great events planned this fall!...read on

SC Rewind: The Unbreakable Record

August 17, 2014:

In this week's rewind Robert Smith recalls an unbelievable winning season by a horse named Victory Hy. His single season record for most victories is unlikely to ever be broken....read on

Party Hangover Streaks Into Stakes

August 17, 2014:

After a two-week hiatus, live racing returned to Balmoral Park with a pair of state-bred stakes for older pacers sharing top billing on the 13-race program....read on

Flick A Fly Sets Running Aces Record

August 17, 2014:

Flick A Fly established a new track record for sophomore pacing fillies on Saturday night at Running Aces, shaving two-fifths of a second off the old record established a year ago by Show Runner....read on

Drivers Complete Ice Bucket Challenge

August 17, 2014:

Scioto Downs' General Manager of Racing Operations, Stacy Cahill, was joined by drivers Aaron Merriman, Kayne Kauffman, Zach Mogan, Tyler Smith and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge after being summoned by Friday night's supporters of ALS....read on

Mach It So Victorious In Yonkers Open

August 17, 2014:

Ontario Sires Stakes graduate Mach It So (Brian Sears, $2.70), the odds-on favourite, delivered on a short promise Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $44,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Bigtown Hero Equals Record In Gold Cup & Saucer

August 16, 2014:

Turning for home, it was a two horse breakaway in the 55th running of the $75,000 Sobey's Gold Cup and Saucer with Bigtown Hero and driver Brad Forward battling past Wazzup Wazzup in a track and Canadian record equalling performance to close out Old Home Week at Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday night....read on

Two In A Row For Bruno Michael

August 16, 2014:

Fans flocked to Kawartha Downs tonight, despite the adverse weather conditions, and witnessed Bruno Michael notching his second straight victory in the evening’s second race....read on

Henry Scores Stakes Triple At Georgian

August 16, 2014:

Six $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots dashes for rookie trotting colts and geldings were the marquee events on Saturday night (August 16) at Georgian Downs. The first three races on the card were all Grassroots races, and driver Trevor Henry won all of them to get his night started off on the right foot....read on

Twin B Spike Man Upsets In Tioga Open

August 16, 2014:

Sustaining a first-over push to wear down odds-on favourite Money On My Mind, Ontario-sired Twin B Spike Man ($30.20) proved an upset winner in Saturday (August 16) evening's $15,000 Open Handicap Trot at Tioga Downs....read on

Royalist Reigns Under Saddle

August 16, 2014:

On what turned into a rainy, sloppy night at Vernon Downs, Royalist was a front-running winner in leg two of the Racing Under Saddle Series....read on

Fireyourguns Wins Batavia Open

August 16, 2014:

After being parked three-deep through the first turn and never seeing the rail until hitting the quarter in :27.2, Fireyourguns led the rest of the field on a tour of the property as he was never headed en route to capturing the featured Open Pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Aug. 16)....read on

Dancin Yankee Sets Record In Gerrity

August 16, 2014:

Dancin Yankee paced Saratoga Raceway's fastest mile ever as he captured the sixth annual $260,000 Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial on Saturday night....read on

Freshmen In Stakes Spotlight

August 16, 2014:

Many of harness racing's brightest two-year-olds converged at Mohawk Racetrack for a stakes-filled Saturday night featuring the Eternal Camnation and Nassagaweya Stakes....read on

Fire Victims Thank Supporters

August 16, 2014:

The first of June marked a life-changing moment for all those associated with the J J J Stables as 17 horses perished in a devastating barn fire in Langley, B.C. On Friday afternoon, J J J Stables' Rick Mowles issued a letter to all those who reached out to lend a helping hand during their time of distress...read on

Top Fillies Shine In Diamond Eliminations

August 16, 2014:

Three-year-old pacing fillies faced off in three $6,666 eliminations for the Alberta Sires Stakes Diamond leg on Saturday afternoon at Alberta Downs....read on

Alan Landsburg Passes

August 16, 2014:

Alan Landsburg, a television writer, producer and director who in later years focused on improving horse racing as a racing commissioner and industry leader, died Thursday at the age of 81....read on

Rheal "Coco" Cormier Passes

August 16, 2014:

Harness racing lost one of the best caretakers in the industry as Rheal "Coco" Cormier passed away on August 14, 2014 in Montague, P.E.I. at the age of 48....read on

John Campbell To Sweden

August 16, 2014:

John Campbell, North America's all-time leading money winning driver, will be competing for one day only in Sweden on Wednesday....read on

More Canadian Yearling Sale Videos

August 16, 2014:

Standardbred Canada has posted the second batch of yearling videos for the 2014 Canadian Yearling Sale....read on

Sutton & Morgan Dominate Scioto Opens

August 16, 2014:

Driver Josh Sutton and Scioto Downs' leading trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. teamed up to win both Open events on Friday night's harness racing card....read on

Heres The Magic Wins Elora Preferred

August 16, 2014:

Heres The Magic worked his magic in the Friday night $7,000 Preferred 3 Trot at Grand River Raceway as he converted a pocket trip into a 1:59.1 victory....read on

Smooth Sailing For Southwind Roulette

August 16, 2014:

Southwind Roulette and Well Hello There won Pennsylvania Sires Stake divisions Friday at The Meadows, giving Yannick Gingras and trainer Ron Burke a sweep of the $223,960 event for two-year-old filly pacers....read on

Teen Driver Wins Five Races At Batavia

August 16, 2014:

Nineteen–year–old reinsman Drew Monti moved into third place in the driver standings at Batavia Downs when he notched a driving five-bagger on Friday night....read on

Favourites Dominate Yonkers Opens

August 16, 2014:

Yonkers Raceway’s Friday night $44,000 co-featured Open Handicaps -- for distaff pacers and all duly-licensed trotters -- were won by the odds-on duet of Quebec-owned Yagonnakissmeornot (Dan Dube, $3.80) and NF Happenstance (Brian Sears, $3.30)....read on

Stakes Double For McIntosh, Waples

August 16, 2014:

The driver-trainer combination of Randy Waples and Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh connected for victories in two of the seven $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots events for two-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Friday night (August 15) at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Pan Luis Obispo Repeats In Tioga Open

August 15, 2014:

Sweeping three-wide on the backstretch to pounce on a pressured pace, Ontario Sires Stakes graduate Pan Luis Obispo ($6.00) drew off for a four and a quarter length win in Friday (August 15) evening's $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Tioga Downs....read on

War Hero Prevails In Vernon Open

August 15, 2014:

Ontario-sired War Hero emerged victorious from a three-horse stretch battle to score a victory in the feature $9,000 Open I Trot on Friday night at Vernon Downs....read on

Up The Credit Wins MacGregor Memorial

August 15, 2014:

Millionaire pacer Up The Credit and Hall of Fame trainer/driver Carl Jamieson held off the pocket-pulling Mach Wheel in a photo finish to win the $20,000 James 'Roach' MacGregor Memorial Pace featured on the eve of Gold Cup & Saucer Night at Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

All Bets Off Upsets In Milstein

August 15, 2014:

All Bets Off and driver Matt Kakaley overtook heavy favourite McWicked down the stretch to pull off a 7-1 upset in the inaugural $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial on Friday night at Northfield Park....read on

Milestone Year For Coulter

August 15, 2014:

By any measure this has been a banner year for driver Scott Coulter of Brantford, Ont....read on

ID Technician In Gaspé

August 15, 2014:

SC Identification Technician Eddy Vanderveer will be in the Gaspé Region from September 10 to 14, 2014 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification....read on

It's Gold Cup And Saucer Time!

August 15, 2014:

It's finally here, the one day a year that racing fans around the world gather at Red Shores Charlottetown for one of the greatest shows in harness racing, the Sobey's Gold Cup and Saucer....read on

Horses Race For Charity

August 15, 2014:

On Thursday (August 14) 10 local charities participated in the 2nd Annual Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association and Scioto Downs Charity Night at the Races....read on

Qualifiers Upcoming At Fraser

August 15, 2014:

Fraser Downs would like to inform horsemen that the racetrack will be holding qualifiers on Thursday, Aug. 21 and Thursday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m....read on

Notice Of Membership Meeting

August 15, 2014:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) is holding a membership meeting on Wednesday, August 20, 2014...read on

Sweden Takes Racing To The City

August 15, 2014:

Swedish harness racing made international headlines as a street in a Swedish city of nearly 600,000 people was transformed into a racetrack on Thursday....read on

Openings In Chaplaincy Golf Tournament

August 15, 2014:

The seventh annual Race Track Chaplaincy of Canada golf tournament, sponsored by Luc and Anita Ouellette, is less than a month away and there a still some available spots for individuals and teams....read on

Ramegade Bruiser's Brother To Triple?

August 15, 2014:

Rookie colts, trotters and pacers, will star in Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots action over the next two nights at Mohawk Racetrack and Georgian Downs. On Friday night Mohawk will host the pacing colts and the following night the action shifts for Georgian for the trotting rookies....read on


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