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2014: A Year Of Change

January 11, 2015:

Trainers and drivers reflect on some of the biggest changes in their lives over the last year in this week's Standardbred Canada video feature....read on

Maven, Gingras To Reunite In France

January 11, 2015:

On Sunday, North American trotter Maven made her final prep start for the 2015 Prix d'Amerique competing in the 1-11/16 mile Prix Tenor de Baune....read on

'Terry' Delivers In Yonkers Open

January 10, 2015:

Odds-on choice Take It Back Terry (George Brennan, $3.20) skimmed for success Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Cadillac Phil Lives Up To His Name

January 10, 2015:

Luca Derrico's Cadillac Phil, driven by Joe Pavia Jr., proved he can go zero to 35 in less than two seconds and went on to score a handy two length victory over Fancyfreeshark, handled by Bruce Ranger, in Pompano Park's $13,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night in 1:51.1....read on

Shepherd Wins Six Races At Flamboro

January 10, 2015:

Flamboro Downs' defending driving champion Robert Shepherd gave his early season win count a boost, earning victories in half a dozen races during the Saturday night harness racing card....read on

Doctor Butch Sizzles; Escort Begins

January 10, 2015:

For the first time this meet, there was a back-to-back winner in the Free For All Handicap Pace at The Meadowlands and his name is Doctor Butch....read on

Another Win For Camaes Fellow

January 10, 2015:

Camaes Fellow was a repeat winner in the $34,000 Preferred Pace at Woodbine Racetrack, going wire-to-wire in the Saturday night feature once again....read on

Mach It Big Undefeated In Maritimes

January 10, 2015:

Mach It Big has been perfect since his return to racing this winter and on Saturday afternoon he extended his win streak off a pocket trip in the $2,200 Preferred Pace at Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

MacDonald Promoted At Great Canadian

January 10, 2015:

Effective Monday, Hastings Racecourse general manager Darren MacDonald will now be involved in providing oversight and direction to harness racing in the province of British Columbia, according to a statement made by a Great Canadian Gaming Corporation executive....read on

SC Rewind: 'No-Hands' Colby Turner

January 10, 2015:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls the career of an amazing man named Colby Turner who trained and drove horses despite losing both of his arms in an accident....read on

What's In A Name Winner

January 10, 2015:

Last month we asked you to share the history behind the name of a horse you own or one that you helped name. We received some heartfelt, entertaining and interesting stories behind the names of many horses....read on

Prairie Illusion Wins Fraser Mares Open

January 10, 2015:

Prairie Illusion and driver Scott Knight benefited from an early speed duel and rallied home off cover to win the $10,500 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Fraser Downs on Friday night....read on

Sing Like An Angel Returns For Open Win

January 10, 2015:

Scratched sick from Northlands Park's first Fillies & Mares Open of the New Year last weekend, Sing Like An Angel returned to action a winner on Friday night in the weekly $10,000 distaff feature....read on

Lindys Tru Grit Trots To The Top; Witch Dali Perfect In Series Action

January 10, 2015:

Lindys Tru Grit, who just one month ago was struggling to stay trotting at the C-1 level, scored his third consecutive victory since the addition of hopples Friday night at The Meadowlands, defeating some of the best trotters on the grounds, winning the Free For All Handicap in a lifetime-best 1:52.1....read on

Filion Doubles In Snowshoe Opener

January 9, 2015:

Driver Sylvain Filion opened the Snowshoe Series winning the first two divisions on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Ontario-Breds Dominate Yonkers Open

January 9, 2015:

Yonkers Raceway’s 2015 season began Friday night with a $35,000 featured Filly and Mare Open Pace....read on

Charters Comments On Cobalt Report

January 9, 2015:

Tom Charters, president and CEO of the Hambletonian Society, which owns and administrates the Breeders Crown races, issued a statement on Friday evening regarding test results that indicated two horses that raced in the 2014 championships had elevated cobalt levels....read on

Ont.-Sired Mare Wins Meadows Feature

January 9, 2015:

Trailing by seven and a half lengths at the half, Macharoundtheclock unleashed her characteristic late rally to capture Friday’s $16,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred Pace at The Meadows....read on

Quad City Downs To Close

January 9, 2015:

It has been reported that officials with Quad City Downs in East Moline, Illinois have announced that the facility is planning to go out of business at the end of the month....read on

Horse Lottery Bill Filed In Kentucky

January 9, 2015:

It has been reported that a bill which would allow a horse racing lottery product to become legalized in the State of Kentucky was filed on Thursday, January 8....read on

Hanover Raceway Contest Kicks Off

January 9, 2015:

A total of 13 teams took part in the first week of the Hanover Raceway Winter Handicapping challenge. Teams of two or three players are invited to attend on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. until the end of February....read on

Meadows Cancels Saturday Qualifiers

January 9, 2015:

Due to expected frigid weather, officials with the Meadows have announced that the qualifying session scheduled for Saturday, January 10 has been cancelled....read on

Cobalt Violations Announced

January 9, 2015:

On Friday, January 9, officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack announced that a pair of horses trained by Corey Johnson that participated in the Breeders Crown at the East Rutherford, New Jersey track this past November have tested positive for cobalt levels that were five times the threshold level typically found in a horse’s system....read on

Southern Tier Decision To Be Discussed

January 9, 2015:

On Friday, January 9, officials with the New York Gaming Commission and Gaming Facility Location Board issued statements in regard to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s request for a review of the December 2014 decision on the granting of gaming licences in the state....read on

Harness Museum Seeks Breedings

January 9, 2015:

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is lining up its stallion roster for the 2015 season and is inviting interested parties to put their breedings to work for the benefit of all – the breeding donor, the mare owner and the museum....read on

One Bad Hombre To Wisconsin Hall

January 9, 2015:

The Wisconsin Harness Horse Association has announced that One Bad Hombre will be inducted into the Wisconsin Harness Racing Hall of Fame....read on

PA Registration Deadlines Approaching

January 9, 2015:

Standardbred horse owners must register their stallions and broodmares by the February deadlines for Pennsylvania programs that reward breeders who turn out top racers....read on

Beck Remembered With Pacing Series

January 9, 2015:

Sunday evening’s Lonnie Beck Series at Cal Expo is named for the late owner/breeder that was such a major influence in California harness racing....read on

Hypnotic Blue Chip To Indiana

January 9, 2015:

Hypnotic Blue Chip is heading to stand stud at Schwartz Farm in Berne, Indiana....read on

President’s Award To Fazoli’s Howard

January 9, 2015:

Fazoli’s President and CEO Carl Howard has been named the 2014 President’s Award honouree by United States Harness Writers Association chief Chris Tully....read on

Wittup To Century Downs

January 9, 2015:

Harness Racing BC Executive Director Jackson Wittup has announced that he will be leaving his post, as he has accepted the position of racing secretary at the new Century Downs racetrack in Balzac, Alberta, which is scheduled to open in March....read on

Frill Seeker Looks To Extend Streak

January 9, 2015:

The draw is complete and the storylines emerge as the horses get ready to compete in a 15-dash race program Saturday at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Buffalo Raceway Draw Change

January 9, 2015:

Official with Buffalo Raceway have announced a change to the track’s draw schedule....read on

Roger Lovett Passes

January 9, 2015:

Horseman Roger E. Lovett, 69, of Jeffersonville, Ohio, passed away on January 7 at his residence....read on

Woodbine's 2015 Stakes Schedule

January 9, 2015:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced the date for the 2015 Pepsi North America Cup and the rest of its $18 million-plus Standardbred stakes schedule....read on

Flamboro Preferred To Ostinato

January 9, 2015:

Ostinato was regarded by the betting public as the one to beat in Thursday’s $7,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 3, and driver Billy Davis Jr. drove her like she was the best....read on

Trotters Spar In Super Bowl

January 9, 2015:

The Super Bowl, which marks the traditional start of the winter late closer program at The Meadowlands saw its first round contested at The Meadowlands on Thursday night. It featured four divisions, each worth $12,500....read on

London Cancels Friday Qualifiers

January 9, 2015:

Horse people are advised that Friday morning's qualifying session at The Raceway atthe Western Fair District in London, Ont. has been cancelled....read on

Blizzard Opener In The Books

January 8, 2015:

It was cold and blustery Thursday evening at Woodbine Racetrack, and fittingly the program featured an event custom made for that type of night - the Blizzard Series....read on

Delaware Special To Believe This Bob

January 8, 2015:

Ross Wolfenden sent Believe This Bob four-wide turning for home and closed for a 1:51 victory in Thursday’s $25,000 Delaware Special at Dover Downs....read on

Nominations Sought For Media Awards

January 8, 2015:

The U.S. Trotting Association is looking for entries for the 2015 International Media Awards, held in part with the World Trotting Conference hosted by Harness Racing Australia in February....read on

Arch Madness Retired

January 8, 2015:

Year after year, owner Marc Goldberg would feel a sense of warmth cut through winter’s chill as he anticipated the return of star trotter Arch Madness. But this year, and beyond, Goldberg will rely on memories....read on

Up To 15 Horses Perish In Barn Fire

January 8, 2015:

Officials fear that up to 15 horses have perished in a fast-moving barn fire that occurred Thursday, January 8....read on

2014 U.S. Harness Wagering Down

January 8, 2015:

The United States Trotting Association has announced that the total wagering on harness racing at U.S. tracks in 2014 was just shy of $1.5 billion, a 6.67 per cent decrease from 2013....read on

Open Trotters Set To Tangle

January 8, 2015:

El Azteca and Its Not Over, who have divided up all the top dances for the trotting set during the current Cal Expo meeting, are set to go at it once again in Saturday evening’s $5,500 Open Trot....read on

Update On Dresden Raceway

January 8, 2015:

According to a report, the Ontario Racing Commission has informed the Dresden Agricultural Society that it has decided to delay the issuance of a 2015 Racetrack Operator's License to the agricultural society for Dresden Raceway....read on

Commission To Review Licence Decision

January 8, 2015:

It has been reported that the gaming commission in New York is reviewing a December request by Governor Andrew Cuomo in regard to the ‘Southern Tier’ area of the state not landing a casino licence when they were awarded last month....read on

Mutuels Teller Retiring After 46 Years

January 8, 2015:

One of the most familiar faces at the Meadows has decided to call it a career after decades of beloved service at the Pennsylvania raceway....read on

Feed Company Fined After Investigation

January 8, 2015:

It has been reported that the State of Florida has fined feed company Lakeland Animal Nutrition $4,000 in connection to a tainted-feed situation that has resulted in 22 equine being poisoned and 11 losing their lives....read on

WEG 2014 Standardbred Wagering Up

January 8, 2015:

On Thursday, January 8, the Woodbine Entertainment Group announced that wagering on its 2014 Standardbred racing season was up over 2013....read on


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