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Pacer Is A Rare High School Mascot

January 20, 2012:

Think back to high school, when you knew everything. What was the school mascot? Was it a purple gryphon? Was it a majestic falcon? Chances are it wasn't a standardbred pacer… unless you hit the books at a particular secondary school...read on

Pena Files Lawsuit Over 'Big M' Barring

January 6, 2012:

According to a report, the Meadowlands Racetrack's 2011 leading trainer, Lou Pena, has filed suit against the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and Jeff Gural after the track opted to bar the conditioner from entering his horses at the famed East Rutherford, NJ oval...read on

No Recipient For Cam Fella Award

January 5, 2012:

Standardbred Canada today announced there will not be a 2011 recipient for the Cam Fella Award...read on

Finalists Announced For 2011 Media Excellence Awards

January 4, 2012:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2011 Media Excellence Awards. The Media Excellence Awards program is aimed at honouring those who have, through one piece of exceptional work, covered Canadian harness racing in a manner that is extraordinary and of broad national appeal...read on

Two Shots At Lifetime Dream

January 3, 2012:

As Woodbine Racetrack’s winter stakes get underway, trainers are hoping to start the 2012 racing season off on the right hoof...read on

Weaver Loves Canadian Harness Racing

January 3, 2012:

Standardbred Canada would like to congratulate Sydney Weaver of Acton, Ont., the winner of the 'I Love Canadian Harness Racing' Fan Club’s VIP O’Brien Awards package...read on

2011 O’Brien Award Finalists Announced

December 21, 2011:

On Wednesday, December 21, Standardbred Canada announced the finalists for the 2011 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season...read on

Forbes Tells NJTHA's Side Of The Story

December 13, 2011:

New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association President John Forbes has taken the opportunity to go on the record in regard to the failed deal which would have seen control of Monmouth Park transferred from the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority to real estate executive Morris Bailey...read on

Gov. Christie On Failed Monmouth Deal

December 12, 2011:

Governor Chris Christie has addressed the media in regard to the failed deal which would have seen Morris Bailey take over control of Monmouth Park from the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority. In his address, Gov. Christie offered some very sharp words for the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association...read on

Bailey's Attorney: "We're Totally Out"

December 12, 2011:

The landscape continues to change in regard to the future of Monmouth Park --- and, therefore, that of the Meadowlands Racetrack --- due to the lack of deal to transfer control of Monmouth from the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority to real-estate executive Morris Bailey...read on

Scarborough Downs Gets 2012 Dates

November 30, 2011:

It has been reported that Scarborough Downs has narrowly avoided a race-date cut for its 2012 season of live racing. "I agonize over making this recommendation," Maine Harness Racing Commission Executive Director Henry Jackson has been quoted as saying. "But every year I sit at this table and outline to the commission my concerns about a depleting horse supply."...read on

Lease For Big M Takeover Imminent?

November 30, 2011:

Prospective Meadowlands Racetrack operator Jeff Gural has gone on the record as saying that he hopes to sign a lease this coming Monday (December 5) to take over operating control of the East Rutherford, New Jersey raceway...read on

Examining Sweden's Trotting Passion

November 25, 2011:

"I think the key thing with its popularity is that people love to bet, and with trotting, more than other forms of racing, or the lottery, you actually have quite a good chance of winning.”...read on

Money To Be Directed To Illinois Tracks?

November 23, 2011:

A pair of recent articles in regard to the chess match which is the gaming expansion issue in the state of Illinois has reiterated Governor Pat Quinn's unwillingness to concede to what he perceives as a over-the-top expansion proposal. Although, a Quinn aid has gone on the record as saying that a compromise could be coming in the future...read on

NH Pols React To MA Expanded Gaming

November 23, 2011:

It didn't take proponents of gaming expansion in New Hampshire long to react to the announcement that Massachusetts, the state directly to its south, will be introducing three casinos and one slot-machine emporium within its borders...read on


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