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USHWA Announces Media Award Winners

January 22, 2019:

The United States Harness Writers Association has announced the winners of the 2018 John Hervey Awards, George Smallsreed Awards, and the Sam McKee Award....read on

Handicappers Weigh In On Molson

May 25, 2017:

This Friday evening (May 26) at The Raceway at Western Fair District, harness racing fans will be treated to another terrific Molson Pace card featuring 12 races and some of the sports brightest starts....read on

More HOF Honours For Campbell

March 26, 2017:

A guest on The Meadowlands' In The Sulky pre-race show on Friday, March 24, John Campbell discussed plans for his final drives with Bob 'Hollywood' Heyden, who announced that harness racing's all-time leading driver will be inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame this year....read on

Hollywood's Meadowlands Pace Memories

July 12, 2013:

Bob “Hollywood” Heyden ranks Art Official’s upset of Somebeachsomewhere in 2008 as his greatest Meadowlands Pace moment....read on

Heyden Put To Work In PEI

March 28, 2013:

Bob ‘Hollywood’ Heyden, well known Meadowlands Racetrack's statistician and handicapper, is the guest speaker at the Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owner’s Awards Banquet, Saturday, April 6 at the Dutch Inn Cornwall....read on

Meadowlands Handicappers Break Down The 2012 Breeders Crown

October 27, 2012:

In a four-part video series, some of harness racing's top handicappers provide detailed analysis into Saturday night's $6.2 million Breeders Crown Finals from Woodbine Racetrack....read on

USHWA Announces Heyden, Quigley, McKee & Stillings To Hall Of Fame

September 7, 2012:

Robert (Bob) Quigley, the founding father of the dominant Meadowlands Racetrack, from personnel to operating to racing philosophy, and Richard (Dick) Stillings, trainer and driver of many champion horses and continuing on as an excellent catch-driver, have been voted harness racing’s highest honour – membership in Harness Racing’s Living Hall of Fame....read on

Heyden, McKee On Ballot

February 12, 2012:

Two of the best and brightest communicators in the sport – who just happened to be hosting the TV show at the U.S.'s flagship track last night – were finalized as ballot candidates for the Communicators Hall of Fame election...read on

Heyden To Receive USHWA Award

September 21, 2011:

The United States Harness Writers' Association's Monticello-Goshen Chapter has announced that it will be honouring Meadowlands Racetrack Statistician Bob 'Hollywood' Heyden with its Phil Pines Award...read on

25 Years Since Haughton's Passing

July 11, 2011:

This Friday (July 15) will mark the 25th anniversary of the passing of a giant of the industry, Billy Haughton, who lost his life in 1986...read on

'Hollywood' Heyden's Yonkers Trot Notes

July 5, 2011:

The 2011 edition of the Yonkers Trot, the first leg of the Trotting Triple Crown, will be contested over Yonkers Raceway on Saturday, July 9. In anticipation of this year's event, harness racing statistician extraordinaire Bob 'Hollywood' Heyden has compiled some obscure facts...read on

Differing Opinions: Should Females Race Against Males?

June 10, 2011:

See You At Peelers has received a good deal of press, and rightfully so, since she stepped up and took down the boys in the Art Rooney Pace. Although nobody is taking anything away from the talented Bettors Delight filly, horsepeople have recently chimed in with some strong opinions on the topic of the females going up against the males...read on

"Mutuel Clerks Are Drunk With Power"

April 17, 2011:

"The mutuel clerks union, cutting their own nose to spite everyone's face. Keep in mind this is the only union that's already been replaced by machines 12-15 years ago."...read on

Coleman Sets Big Goal For 2011

January 27, 2011:

Since her emergence on the Ontario harness racing scene in 2002, trainer Casie Coleman has set goals and has been pretty successful at reaching them, much to the dismay of her rivals...read on

Heyden's Hambo By The Numbers

August 5, 2010:

With the Hambletonian just a few days away, Bob “Hollywood” Heyden has been busy digging up stats and notes about the Holy Grail of harness racing and he’s shared a number of them with Trot Insider...read on


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