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Vintage Starting Gate Discovered

April 9, 2018:

An item which recently appeared on the Standardbred Canada website showcased an unearthed, mid-1970s emergency vehicle that had been used at Sudbury Downs. Now, images of an even older raceway classic have surfaced, and the ride is beauty....read on

We Were Younger Then

April 9, 2018:

"I had been to the races one or two times a year as a child, but I fell in love with the sport at Woodbine [Racetrack], in the months and years that followed my first trip as a teenager, with my friends"....read on / continuer à lire

Half A Dozen Rideau Wins For Roy

April 8, 2018:

Canada's leading reinsman Louis-Philippe Roy continued to rack up the wins with another successful Sunday stop at Rideau Carleton Raceway on April 8....read on

Willyorwonthe Circles Preferred Trotters

April 8, 2018:

Last at the mid-mile mark, Willyorwonthe caught race leader Fox Valley Veto at the wire with a big stretch rally in Sunday night's $11,500 Preferred 2 Trot at Flamboro Downs....read on

Repeat Winners In Weiss Series

April 8, 2018:

George Napolitano Jr., perennially the leading driver at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, steered Meadowbranch Ricky and Chas Hanover to their second straight victories in the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting males on Sunday night (April 8) at the northeast Pennsylvania oval...read on

From Barn Fire To Racehorse

April 8, 2018:

A barn fire in December 2013 nearly cost horseman John Schaap his barn, his house and all his horses. Four years later, a weanling foal he saved from his burning barn has now made it to the races....read on

Hackett Memorial To Get Underway

April 8, 2018:

Eliminations week for the James K. Hackett Memorial Series at Miami Valley Raceway is upon us....read on

CrazyCat Pounces Again

April 8, 2018:

Five-year-old trotter CrazyCat (by Crazed) is in the midst of a breakout season, and on Sunday (April 8) he won the Open Trot for the second consecutive time at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Bad Character Turns Into Barn Fire Hero

April 8, 2018:

When barns go up in flames and someone comes to the rescue, that brave soul is usually of the human variety. That is why a horse owner was floored last week when she found out it was an equine with a checkered past that stepped up to save a fellow horse in need....read on

‘Burke Brigade’s Big Saturday

April 8, 2018:

It’s safe to say that trainer Ron Burke had a pretty good Saturday this past weekend....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #10

April 8, 2018:

The countdown to the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

Woodbine Enters Sponsorship Exchange

April 8, 2018:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced that it has partnered on a Thoroughbred ‘race exchange sponsorship agreement’ with the Japan Racing Association....read on

Meadows Triples Pool Guarantee

April 8, 2018:

Officials with the Meadows have announced that the track has tripled the total-pool guarantee for its Monday (April 9) Pick 5 wager to $15,000....read on

MGM Purchasing Northfield

April 8, 2018:

MGM Growth Properties LLC has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Milstein Entertainment LLC to acquire the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park for approximately $1.06 billion....read on

Combat Colic This Spring

April 8, 2018:

It goes without saying that horsepeople want to ensure that colic doesn’t strike their racing outfits this spring. When it comes to Equine Guelph, the feeling is mutual....read on

Woodbine Top Ten: #1

April 8, 2018:

For 25 years, fans at Woodbine Racetrack have witnessed some of harness racing's best horses and some of Canadian harness racing's greatest memories....read on

Round Four Of 'Levys' At Yonkers

April 8, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway Saturday, April 7 hosted the a trio of $50,000 events in the fourth of five preliminary rounds in the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series....read on

'Big M' Breaks $3 Million Handle Again

April 8, 2018:

It was another big Saturday night at the Meadowlands, as for the third time this year, wagering surpassed the $3-million mark at the industry’s handle leader....read on

'Beach' Honoured With Hickstead Award

April 8, 2018:

Equestrian Canada posthumously awarded the 2017 Hickstead Horse of the Year Award to Somebeachsomewhere during its convention in Ottawa, Ont. on Saturday, April 7....read on

Deetzy Downs Saratoga Open

April 7, 2018:

On Saturday, April 7, Deetzy bested Artful Way, who has dominated the Open ranks at Saratoga Harness, in a 1:52.2 mile in the $12,000 pacing feature....read on

Woodbine Hosts Final Saturday Card

April 7, 2018:

The final Saturday night after 24 years of harness racing at Woodbine Racetrack went to post April 7, with Nirvana Seelster winning the $34,000 Preferred, Woodbine's all-time dash leaders honoured and history made over the 10-race program....read on

Pacing Males Clash In Weiss Opener

April 7, 2018:

The pacing males saw their first action in the Bobby Weiss Series on Saturday, April 7 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, contesting three $15,000 divisions of the first preliminary round....read on

Inverse Hanover In Hoosier Invitational

April 7, 2018:

Inverse Hanover and driver John DeLong found the winner’s circle for the second consecutive week at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, this time in the featured event, the $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, on Saturday, April 7....read on

Heaven Rocks In Buffalo Feature

April 7, 2018:

Heaven Rocks got to an early lead and maintained control in capturing Buffalo Raceway's featured $9,600 pace on Saturday, April 7 in a seasonal best 1:56.3 over a "fast" track....read on

'Mojoto' Sweeps Tharps Memorial

April 7, 2018:

Mojoto Hanover completed a clean sweep of the Tom Tharps Memorial Series on Saturday, April 7 at Miami Valley Raceway. The four-year-old Well Said gelding edged Classy Hill by a neck in a 1:51.4 mile with Limited Edition finishing third in the $27,500 championship final....read on

Big Lis Lunges To Preferred Win

April 7, 2018:

Pocket-rider Big Lis slid through the open stretch at Flamboro Downs to win the $8,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 3 Pace in 1:57.1 on Saturday, April 7....read on

Outrageous Art To Stand In Alberta

April 7, 2018:

Diane Bertrand was always a fan of racehorse Outrageous Art, both when she owned him and after she sold him. Now five years after parting with the pacer, she once again holds the papers along with business partner Karen Sobey, and will stand the speedster as a stallion this season....read on

His Excellence Edges To Series Upset

April 7, 2018:

Shuffled to fifth and with little racing room, His Excellence found a path to victory deep in the 'lighting lane' and pulled off a 9-1 upset in Saturday’s $15,000 opening leg of the Tom Kirwan Memorial Pace at The Meadows....read on

Burning Point, Whata Baron Series Begin

April 7, 2018:

It's a rock-solid twelve-race card on display tonight (April 7) at The Meadowlands, featuring the first $15,000 legs of the Whata Baron series for pacing horses and the Burning Point for their distaff counterparts....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1960s

April 7, 2018:

The monthly feature ‘Years Ago’ focuses on the events and personalities from the decade of the 1960s, as this week's ‘Rewind’ offering. Harness racing in general was advancing in popularity at this time in all sectors....read on

Woodbine Top Ten: #2

April 7, 2018:

For 25 years, fans at Woodbine Racetrack have witnessed some of harness racing's best horses and some of Canadian harness racing's greatest memories....read on

Linton & Bath Elims Open Fraser Card

April 7, 2018:

Friday night's harness racing card at Fraser Downs began with the elimination rounds for the Keith Linton and Penny Bath Memorial Stakes....read on

Deep Impact Lowers Mark In Big M Series

April 6, 2018:

A pair of short-priced favourites tasted defeat in the first leg of the Shiaway St. Pat series for trotters at the Meadowlands on Friday night (April 6)....read on

Spreester Repeats In Saratoga Open

April 6, 2018:

Spreester made her return to Saratoga Casino Hotel a winning one last week as trainer Paul Zabielski re-acquired the mare before last week’s start in the local Fillies and Mares Open....read on

Henry Wins A Handful; Jackpot Hi-5 Hit

April 6, 2018:

It was quite a night for driver Trevor Henry as he reined home five winners on Friday's (April 6) 10-race card at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Commissioners Discuss Betting Products

April 6, 2018:

"Horse racing must make better use of technology to create new betting products and experiences or it will be left behind other sports and entertainment industries."...read on

Mossbarger Memorial To Won For Gigi

April 6, 2018:

Won For Gigi rallied from sixth in the early going to capture the $25,000 championship of the Dr. Don Mossbarger Memorial Series on Friday night (April 6) at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

New Stars In 'Matchmaker' Series

April 6, 2018:

With series starlets Shartin N, Twinkle and defending champ Mackenzie A getting the week off, Yonkers Raceway presented the fourth round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series on Friday night (April 6)....read on

Small Stable Fulfills Attorney's Dream

April 6, 2018:

"I totally love the movie Secretariat, as I’m sure many people do. My dream is a bit of what (Penny Chenery) had. You go out in the morning with your cup of tea and the sun is coming into the barn and you’re peeking in on a horse or two."...read on

Yonkers' Empire Terrace To Open

April 6, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway’s Empire Terrace shall be open for dinner Saturdays during stakes season, beginning with the Apr. 21st finals of both the Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series....read on

Woodbine's Final Standardbred Card

April 6, 2018:

A 10-race card on Monday (April 9) will mark the end to a quarter-century of harness racing at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ont....read on

Percy Bluechip, Classic Pro Return

April 6, 2018:

Two of Canada's top pacers from 2017 have returned to the track to commence 2018 campaigns with qualifiers in Florida....read on

North American Harness Update Preview

April 6, 2018:

The schedule for 'the Internet’s favourite harness racing handicapping show' North American Harness Update (NAHU), is set for Friday, April 6....read on

NJSS Stakes Payments Due April 16

April 6, 2018:

The deadline for the New Jersey Sire Stakes and Standardbred Development Fund’s final sustaining payments is approaching on April 16, 2018....read on

PEISHOA Awards Banquet Reminder

April 6, 2018:

A reminder for those planning to attend next Saturday’s Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owners Association (PEISHOA) Annual Awards Banquet that tickets are now available to be picked up....read on

Changes & Upgrades At 3R

April 6, 2018:

When Hippodrome 3R kicks off its 2018 live harness racing meet on Sunday, April 22, racing fans both on track and via simulcasting will be in for some great changes....read on

Vets Get Lifetime Achievement Awards

April 6, 2018:

Four Ontario equine veterinarians were honoured on March 7, 2018 at the Ontario Association of Equine Practitioners Annual General Meeting and Continuing Education evening held in Guelph, Ontario....read on

Meadowlands Late Closers Due April 16

April 6, 2018:

The Meadowlands is offering a pair of late closing series for horses of all ages, one on the trot and one on the pace, to be raced in May....read on

Medication Rule Uniformity Discussed

April 6, 2018:

Three perspectives on how to achieve North American uniformity of thoroughbred racing regulations were presented on Thursday’s second day of the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s 84th annual conference on Equine Welfare and Racing Integrity....read on

Spring Mixed Entries Close Monday

April 6, 2018:

Those wanting to enter horses in the Meadowlands Spring Mixed Sale will have until Monday morning, April 9 to do so....read on


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