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Awards Honour Ontario Breeders

January 23, 2016:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) held its annual awards banquet on Saturday, Jan. 23 to recognize the accomplishments of the breeders of the outstanding 2015 Ontario Sires Stakes performers at the Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre....read on

Stubborn Belle Following Familiar Path?

August 19, 2015:

After a two and a half month absence, three-year-old trotting filly Stubborn Belle returned to the winner’s circle on Wednesday evening, capturing her $105,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series division at Grand River Raceway and causing trainer John Bax to hope history is about to repeat itself....read on

Stubborn Belle, Solar Sister Share Stakes Spotlight

May 30, 2015:

Ontario-sired sophomore fillies were in the spotlight Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack for the finals of the WEG-SBOA Stakes....read on

Bax Discusses Stubborn Belle

May 28, 2015:

Trainer John Bax has taken some time to discuss his filly, Stubborn Belle, in advance of her next stakes dance, which will take place this Saturday (May 30) at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Stubborn Belle Wins 2015 Debut

May 23, 2015:

Ontario-sired three-year-old pacing and trotting fillies were out in full force for the eliminations of the WEG-SBOA Stakes on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

More Sophomore Debuts At Mohawk

May 11, 2015:

The morning qualifying sessions at Mohawk Racetrack continue to feature highly-regarded pacers and trotters getting set to embark on three-year-old campaigns....read on

Reactions From 2014 O'Brien Winners

February 9, 2015:

Post-awards interviews with many of the winning connections from Saturday night's 2014 O'Brien Awards are now available online....read on

2014 O’Brien Award Winners

February 7, 2015:

Standardbred Canada has announced the winners of the 2014 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s champions in harness racing over the past season. The annual Black Tie Gala was held Saturday, February 7 in Mississauga, Ontario, at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre....read on

Bax On His Stubborn 'Crown' Contender

November 12, 2014:

It might have taken a while, but trainer John Bax has gotten the best kind of “stubborn” from two-year-old female trotter Stubborn Belle....read on

Bax On His Super Final Quintet

October 8, 2014:

In 2001, John Bax enjoyed one of his best years ever as a Standardbred trainer culminating with an O’Brien Award as Canada’s Trainer of the Year. One of the highlights of that season came on November 10 at Mohawk Racetrack when he started four trotters in the Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals and came away with three wins and a second....read on

Stubborn Belle Blows Foes Away

September 25, 2014:

Stubborn Belle cruised to a new life mark in the first and fastest of two $105,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions for two-year-old trotting fillies tonight at Mohawk. Danielle Hall captured the other division....read on

Father Patrick Wins Canadian Trotting Classic

September 13, 2014:

Proving his dominance once again after his Hambletonian miscue, Father Patrick captured the 39th edition of the $682,000 Canadian Trotting Classic for driver Yannick Gingras and trainer Jimmy Takter during a stakes-packed Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Filion On Harper Blue Chip

September 12, 2014:

Mohawk Racetrack offers a stakes laden card Saturday, September 13 which is anchored by the $682,000 Canadian Trotting Classic that has two top Ontario-sired colts taking on five very talented sophomores....read on

Bax Discusses Stubborn Belle

September 12, 2014:

A two-year-old filly trotting a mile in 1:53 would ordinarily grab headlines. Unfortunately for juvenile trotter Stubborn Belle, her 1:53 mile in last week’s Peaceful Way Stakes elimination was only good enough for her to finish second, more than three lengths behind Mission Brief, who trotted to a 1:52.1 world record performance....read on

Stakes Record For Stubborn Belle

August 28, 2014:

Stubborn Belle has had her fair share of ups and downs this season, with Thursday evening’s trip to Mohawk Racetrack an effort that falls into the ‘ups’ category....read on


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