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Takter Poised To Take On The World

March 7, 2021:

The 2020 season was, by all counts, a watershed year for trainer Nancy Takter. With the 2021 stakes season on the horizon, Takter and her team are eyeing a few new targets for the stars of their stable — but admittedly, last season will be a challenge to top....read on

2020 O'Briens Winners Announced

January 31, 2021:

Standardbred Canada announced the winners of 2020 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season, during a Virtual Gala videostreamed on standardbredcanada.ca on Sunday, January 31....read on

Who Wins Canada's Horse Of The Year?

January 26, 2021:

Which horse do you think will win the Somebeachsomewhere Horse of the Year Award at the 2020 O'Brien Awards?...read on

Terrific Trifecta Of Takter Trainees

January 12, 2021:

Heading into awards season, very few participants in the harness racing industry can state definitively that they'll be collecting hardware in the next few weeks. Nancy Takter is one of the exceptions to that rule....read on

Which Trotter Could Win Horse Of The Year?

December 29, 2020:

Of the trotters named as 2020 O'Brien Award finalists, which horse do you feel has the best chance of being named 2020 Somebeachsomewhere Horse of the Year?...read on

2020 O'Briens Finalists Announced

December 21, 2020:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season....read on

Takter Duo Tackles Aged Foes

November 18, 2020:

Trainer Nancy Takter will watch trotting mare Manchego and pacing mare Kissin In The Sand compete for the final time Saturday at The Meadowlands, but also will get another look at two three-year-olds that will attempt to follow in their award-winning stablemates’ hoof prints next season....read on

Fights Mounting For Fall Final Four

November 17, 2020:

Grand Circuit racing for 2020 is nearing its end along with the careers of a few competing on the stakes-laden card at the Meadowlands on Saturday (Nov. 21)....read on

Records Set In Matron Stakes

November 12, 2020:

Dexter Dunn rewrote a sizeable chunk of the Dover Downs record book on Thursday night (Nov. 12), piloting both Amigo Volo ($3.20) and Party Girl Hill ($2.60) to track record performances in their respective Matron Stakes splits in the First State....read on

'Princess' Looking For Crown 'Spoils'

October 26, 2020:

When it comes to online purchases, Spoiled Princess looks like a royal buy. The three-year-old trotting filly is a nose from being undefeated in three races for trainer Nancy Takter since her father, Jimmy, acquired the horse last month via an online auction....read on

Absattitudexpress Shocks In Bluegrass

October 4, 2020:

Hambletonian winner Ramona Hill began to shorten in stride in the final sixteenth as Absattitudexpress hit her best stride, towering down the centre of the course with enough momentum to nail Ramona Hill at the finish of the final division for the $209,600 Bar Hopping Bluegrass Three-Year-Old Filly Trot — sponsored by the Bar Hopping Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farm — on Sunday (Oct. 4) at the Red Mile....read on

Sorella Strolls At Mohawk

September 8, 2020:

With the finals for the Canadian Trotting Classic and Elegantimage slated for next weekend, Hambletonian Oaks champ Sorella went a prep mile on Tuesday (Sept. 8) when winning the $30,000 featured trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Sorella Sets Record In Canadian Debut

August 28, 2020:

Hambletonian Oaks champion Sorella set a Canadian record in her Woodbine Mohawk Park debut on Friday (August 28) to headline a pair of $81,405 Casual Breeze Stakes divisions for three-year-old trotting fillies....read on

Thankfully, Ramona Hill Has Not Lived Up To Her Name

August 19, 2020:

As Ramona Hill returns home for the first time as reigning Hambletonian champion, one thing is certain. She has, in no way, lived up to her namesake. Well, half of her namesake, at least....read on

Yannick Gingras Owns The Oaks

August 8, 2020:

No driver has had more 21st century success in the Hambletonian Oaks than Yannick Gingras, and he added another Oaks title with 2020 champ Sorella during the Saturday (August 8) card of harness racing at The Meadowlands....read on


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