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Marino Dominates Fraser Opener

March 18, 2021:

It came as no surprise that Jim Marino kicked off the 2021 season at Fraser Downs with a training grand slam, including wins in all three featured events on Wednesday evening's (March 17) program....read on

Racing Returns To Fraser Downs

March 16, 2021:

After a nearly three-month hiatus, racing is set to return to Fraser Downs on Wednesday (March 17), and as expected, perennial kingpins Jim Marino and Kelly Hoerdt have chances galore on the 10-race program....read on

Major Custard Heading East

January 17, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that Western Canadian standout Major Custard has been sold to Ontario interests....read on

Major Custard Cuts The Mustard

January 16, 2021:

Harness racing's top performers from Western Canada can sometimes end up lost in the shuffle of headlines dominated by the best of Eastern Canada. But, by virtue of a 15-win season, Major Custard made a major name for himself from coast to coast — and rightfully so....read on

Marino Talks Stable Reduction

December 10, 2020:

Jim Marino remains one of western Canada's premier trainers, with his starters boasting a 21 per cent strike rate this year and more than $500,000 in purses earned each of the last five seasons. But, as harness racing in Alberta continues to face near-term uncertainty due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, Marino has decided to shift his focus to developing his younger pupils for the time being....read on

Perfect Ending To B.C. Breeders Classic

November 6, 2020:

It was a perfect ending to B.C. Breeders Classic Night on Friday (November 6) at Fraser Downs with the Jim Marino-trained three-year-old pacer Major Custard landing in the winner's circle....read on

BC Breeders Classic Night Set

November 4, 2020:

What could be a big day at the office this Friday (Nov. 6) at Fraser Downs for trainer and owner Jim Marino might also be a lucrative night away from home for driver Doug McNair....read on

They're Off At Fraser Downs!

September 30, 2020:

The six and a half-month hiatus is over. After last hosting harness racing on March 15, Fraser Downs opened its fall meet — albeit without spectators on the grounds — on Wednesday (Sept. 30) with a nine-race card and many of western Canada's premier horsepeople on hand to participate....read on

West Coast Beach Wires Stakes Rivals

March 14, 2020:

West Coast Beach led all the way in his season's debut to win the $40,000 B.C. Sales Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Friday night (March 13) at Fraser Downs....read on

Scardy Cat Defeats Fraser Distaffers

February 29, 2020:

Despite favourite Paperback Thriller's best efforts to sneak up on Scardy Cat late in the mile, there was no catching the Jim Marino trainee, who ran away from her rivals in Fraser Downs' $10,800 Fillies & Mares Open Pace featured on the rainy Friday night card....read on

Marino & Campbell A Winning Combo

February 22, 2020:

The Jim Marino stable was a force to be reckoned with on Friday night (February 21) at Fraser Downs with winners in half of the evening's dozen races and driver Brandon Campbell played a strong supporting role....read on

Boiling Oar Takes New Mark In Open

December 21, 2019:

Despite rainy and sloppy racing conditions, Boiling Oar came within two-fifths of a second of the Fraser Downs track record in the $10,800 Open Pace at the end of the night on Friday (Dec. 20)....read on

Boiling Oar Repeats In Fraser Open

November 10, 2019:

Boiling Oar ($4.70) has established himself as the best in the West so far this fall, earning his fourth Open win in six tries at the current Fraser Downs meeting with a 1:53.1 score in Sunday afternoon's (Nov. 10) $12,000 feature....read on

Marino Trio Victorious At Fraser

November 3, 2019:

Trainer Jim Marino visited the winner’s circle thrice during the 11-race matinee at Fraser Downs on Sunday, Nov. 3....read on

Perfect Probert Wins Again In B.C. Stakes

October 26, 2019:

Two-year-old pacing filly Probert continued her undefeated win streak in the Betty Millbank Memorial Breeders Stakes while Western Canada Pacing Derby champion Kneedeep N Custard continued his reign in the Robert Murphy Memorial three-year-old colt pace preliminaries on Friday night (Oct. 25) at Fraser Downs....read on


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