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Thirty-Seven Years Between Wins

January 24, 2018:

What’s the longest period of time you can remember a trainer going between wins? Months? Years? Maybe a decade or two? Just a few weeks ago, a Canadian conditioner with extensive roots in the game recorded his first training victory in 37 years....read on

Three Cancellations Over Horse Shortage

January 24, 2018:

Racing officials have cited the ongoing horse shortage as the reason for cancelling three upcoming programs of live pari-mutuel racing, the first of which was scheduled for this Friday (January 26)....read on

Change To Quebec Breeding Policy

January 24, 2018:

The Quebec Jockey Club has made an important change to its breeding policy with respect to offspring that will be born in 2019 and after....read on

Stable That God Loves Comes To An End

January 23, 2018:

The final chapter in The Stable That God Loves, a harness racing public relations and fundraising initiative to support the Standardbred Racetrack Chaplaincy of Canada, was written into the record book at season’s end on a spectacular high note....read on

'Bourbon' Rocks London Preferred

January 23, 2018:

Despite being shaken up at the start with Maxim Seelster losing stride, 9-5 favourite Bourbon Seelster won the $10,500 Filly and Mares Preferred 2 Pace in near wire-to-wire style on the Tuesday, Jan. 23 program at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Dover Features To Lazarus, 'Pass Line'

January 23, 2018:

Lazurus won in his Dover Downs debut, while pacer Pass Line Bluechip won his fourth straight in the Tuesday, Jan. 23 co-features over an off track....read on

Finals Set For 'Miami' Late Closers

January 23, 2018:

Finalists in another pair of Claim To Fame late-closing series were determined during the Tuesday, Jan. 23 matinee at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

First Bar Hopping Foal Arrives

January 23, 2018:

Ruddick Stables in Scipio, Indiana welcomed the first foal by Bar Hopping, a bay filly, born at 4:07 p.m. on Thursday, January 18....read on

Grant Grateful For Dream Season

January 23, 2018:

While Brad Grant's name is peppered throughout North American past performance programs during the season, he's making his debut as an owner in the program for Canada's year-end harness racing honours with three 2017 O'Brien Award finalists....read on

Follow-Up On New Bolton EHV-1 / EHM

January 23, 2018:

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has provided a follow-up report in regard to the case of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) and equine herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) that were reported last week at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania....read on

Flamboro Announces Incentives

January 23, 2018:

After having been forced to cancel four of its live programs in the past three weeks, Flamboro Downs has announced that it is offering its customers and horsepeople some added incentives in light of the unfortunate turn of events....read on

Guariglia Ranks Manchego No. 1

January 23, 2018:

“I’d have to put her on top. Stienams Place was the last million-dollar horse I had, ironically 20 years ago, and in the middle we’ve had some nice horses, but nothing quite like this.”...read on

GTA Bundle Purchase Price Unveiled

January 23, 2018:

On Tuesday (January 23), the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced what the purchase price was to acquire the particular gaming assets that were offered within the Greater Toronto Area gaming bundle....read on

‘Big M’ Pick 10 Players Surviving Well

January 23, 2018:

The Meadowlands Racetrack’s 20-Cent Survivor Pick 10 wager may no longer be new, but based on the bet’s pool totals and payoffs, it is continuing to shine....read on

Thirteen Horses Saved From House

January 23, 2018:

It goes without saying that we love our horses – possibly enough to even consider letting one into a house for a brief period of time. Although thoughts such as those are usually dashed instantly, one homeowner has allowed it to happen, 13-fold, and the authorities are now involved....read on

Meadows Forced To Reschedule Draw

January 23, 2018:

Officials with the Meadows have announced that the track has had to delay the draw for its Saturday (January 27) program of live racing....read on

Herr Captures Championship Qualifier

January 23, 2018:

Edward Herr of Ocean, New Jersey, captured the January 20 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Allerage Farm’s First Foal Of 2018

January 23, 2018:

Allerage Farm of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the birth of its first 2018 foal....read on

SRF Breeding Auction Next Week

January 23, 2018:

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation will have nearly 100 breedings available through an auction which will take place next week....read on

A 'Day' In The Driver’s Seat (Part 2)

January 23, 2018:

“It took me a little bit to break into the driving side, to get people to take notice. I think it was the end of 2016 and the past year, where it’s starting to pick up and people are starting to notice. People are starting to accept me now.”...read on

Cancellations Continue

January 23, 2018:

Multiple North American Standardbred racetracks have been forced to cancel programs of live racing over the past few weeks due to various weather and electrical issues, and another track has announced that it has been forced to cancel its scheduled card of racing for today (Tuesday, January 23)....read on

Darling On TCO2 Testing

January 23, 2018:

"With the recent advent of the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative, I thought it would be a good time to give some thoughts on TCO2 testing and what can be done to level the playing field for everyone."....read on

'Cashendash' Halts Win Streak

January 22, 2018:

Cashendash Hanover was not one of three starters in the $17,500 claiming pace, the Monday, Jan. 22 feature race at Dover Downs, but the 11-year-old beat a field of nine winning by a nose in 1:51.2....read on

'Trader' Bags Meadows Featured Trot

January 22, 2018:

Mike The Trader survived a fumbly-gaited start — and the ensuing judges’ inquiry — to capture Monday’s co-feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 conditioned trot....read on

Rosecroft Prepping For Meet

January 22, 2018:

Rosecroft Raceway is preparing for its 2018 winter/spring meet, which will begin one month earlier than the corresponding meet in 2017....read on

No Woodbine Training Tuesday

January 22, 2018:

On the heels of Monday’s cancelled race card, Woodbine Racetrack has also cancelled training for Tuesday morning....read on

Priscilla Cass Passes

January 22, 2018:

Priscilla Marie Cass, the wife of trainer Bill Cass, passed away peacefully at the Milton District Hospital this past Friday (January 19) at the age of 75....read on

Big Guns Set For ‘Big M’ Returns

January 22, 2018:

With the groundhog’s weather report due in nine days, some of the Meadowlands Racetrack’s most recognizable names will be seen popping up more in the program in the coming weeks, as winter’s chill will begin to slowly melt into spring....read on

Yonkers Schedule Reminder

January 22, 2018:

Officials with Yonkers Raceway have issued a reminder in regard to upcoming changes to the track’s schedule of live racing....read on

Rideau Closed For Training Tuesday

January 22, 2018:

Officials at Rideau Carleton Raceway would like to notify all local horsepeople that the main track will be closed for training tomorrow (Tuesday, January 23)....read on

Barn Fires Claim One, Make The News

January 22, 2018:

A pair of barn fires made the news last week, one of which proved deadly, as the blaze claimed the life of a horse....read on

'Queen’s Success A True Team Effort

January 22, 2018:

A keen eye, a strong team, and a tight game plan has resulted in a trip to the O’Brien Awards for the connections of the fleet-footed Kadabra Queen, who is hoping to haul down Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year honours at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel on Saturday, February 3....read on

Last Call For O’Brien Tickets

January 22, 2018:

This Thursday (January 25) is the deadline to purchase tickets for the 2017 O’Brien Awards. Tickets are $200, and can be purchased by contacting SC’s industry marketing department at 905-858-3060....read on

Attention Stallion Owners

January 22, 2018:

Are you standing a stallion in Canada? If so, please help Standardbred Canada update its online stallion guide....read on

A 'Day' In The Driver’s Seat (Part 1)

January 22, 2018:

Natasha Day took one look at the flat tire on her race bike, sighed, and figured it wasn’t going to be her night. But, as the harness driver showed then, and time and again, it’s never wise to bet against her....read on

Italians Claim Friendship Series Crown

January 21, 2018:

American driver Bob Krivelin captured the final event of the four-race Italian-American Friendship Series on Sunday night at Pompano Park, but it wasn't quite enough as the Italian contingent scored an 87-81 victory....read on

Mares Contest Lady Cloverdale Elims

January 21, 2018:

Thats It and Cardinal Rule were victorious in a pair of $7,500 eliminations for the Lady Cloverdale featuring four-year-old pacing mares on Sunday afternoon (January 21) at Fraser Downs....read on

Flamboro Cancels After Power Outage

January 21, 2018:

After running just two of its scheduled 10 harness races on Sunday evening (January 21), Flamboro Downs was forced to cancel the remainder of its live program due to a power outage involving the track lighting....read on

Ontario Invader Advances To Miami Final

January 21, 2018:

Following a trio of fiercely contested second-round divisions of $30,000 claimers on Sunday afternoon (January 21), the field is set for the $40,000 championship leg of this Claim To Fame Series a week from now at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

USTA District 9 Meets

January 21, 2018:

District 9 of the United States Trotting Association held its annual meeting on Saturday (January 20) at the Calumet Club in Augusta....read on

Yonkers Open To Meladys Monet

January 21, 2018:

The favoured Meladys Monet (Jason Bartlett, $4.60) was just barely good enough Sunday morning (January 21), but had enough to win Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

CHRB Meeting Thursday

January 21, 2018:

The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting Thursday, January 25, at Santa Anita Park beginning at 9:30 a.m....read on

USTA District 8A Meets

January 21, 2018:

The annual meeting of the United States Trotting Association’s District 8A, encompassing downstate NY, was held on Saturday (January 20) at Yonkers Raceway....read on

GTA Gaming Bundle Update

January 21, 2018:

This past Thursday (January 18), the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced the registration of Ontario Gaming GTA Limited Partnership as a gaming supplier under the Gaming Control Act (Ontario) has been approved....read on

Stallion Auction This Week

January 21, 2018:

The Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association stallion auction will run from Wednesday (January 24) through Saturday (January 27)....read on

Reproduction/Foaling Seminar In Indiana

January 21, 2018:

On February 16, breeders and owners participating in the Indiana Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Standardbred Breed Development Programs are invited to attend a free seminar on what to expect and how to manage equine reproduction and foaling emergencies....read on

William ‘Billy’ Knipper Passes

January 21, 2018:

William Leonard ‘Billy’ Knipper, 57, passed away on January 12 at Select Specialty Hospital in Akron, Ohio, after a lengthy hospital stay and diabetes complications....read on

Italians Strike First At Pompano

January 21, 2018:

The first night of the Italian-American Friendship Challenge for Amateur Drivers took place on Saturday, January 20 at Pompano Park, and the Italian visitors will take a 70 to 56 lead heading into the Sunday, January 21 finale. The visitors captured two of the three races, while it was a Canadian who fought back and grabbed the third event for the 'American' side....read on

Standardbred, 40, Makes Local News

January 21, 2018:

A 40-year-old Standardbred with a zest for life was profiled late last week by the United States Trotting Association. It was also around that time that the Butlers Dream gelding was being profiled by local media for another reason altogether....read on

Fave Somebeachsomewhere Foals

January 21, 2018:

Of the top money-earning sons and daughters of Somebeachsomewhere, which ones are your favourites?...read on


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