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Boots & Bling Contest Winners

February 4, 2021:

Each year, guests at the O’Brien Awards go all out with their wardrobe for the annual Black-Tie Gala, and the virtual event this year was no exception....read on

Tara Hills Adjusts Breeding Schedule

February 3, 2021:

Officials at Tara Hills Stud Ltd., in Port Perry, Ont., have announced that its first day of the 2021 breeding season will be pushed back from its originally planned date....read on

Show Us Your Boots & Bling Contest

January 17, 2021:

Each year, guests at the O’Brien Awards go all out for their wardrobe for the annual Black-Tie Gala. With the event being virtual this year, organizers are still encouraging finalists and guests to dress up according to the Boots & Bling theme to get into the spirit of the event, and they've some extra incentive....read on

Shower Play Retired

November 29, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned that Shower Play has been retired from racing, and will begin her broodmare career at the same place where she began her life — Tara Hills Stud....read on

Exclusive Milestone For Kadabra

October 19, 2020:

"You always wish and hope that your stallion is going to be a success, generally, but what he (Kadabra) has been able to accomplish is truly something special for him, for us, and for Canadian racing."...read on

Flanagan Memory Relocating

January 6, 2019:

Millionaire trotter Flanagan Memory is relocating for his second season at stud in Ontario, to the same farm where his father stands....read on

Muscle Mass, Swan For All 2019 Fees

November 5, 2018:

Officials with Kentuckiana Farms have announced the 2019 stud fees for Muscle Mass and Swan For All....read on

Mother’s Day Open Houses Dazzle

May 14, 2018:

A trip to a Standardbred breeding farm proved to be a popular choice on Mother’s Day, as more than 700 people visited and toured Mac Lilley Farms in Dutton, Ont. and Tara Hills Stud near Port Perry, Ont. during their Mother’s Day Open House events on Sunday (May 13)....read on

Youth Literary Derby Kicks Off

May 13, 2018:

The 2018 Youth Literary Derby kicked off its opening day festivities on schedule May 10 at Seelster Farm’s Standardbred nursery in Lucan, Ont., followed by a busy weekend of visits by eager young horse-loving wordsmiths to eight other Standardbred nurseries across the province, keen to greet newborn foals during the prime foaling season in May and June....read on

Resolve Book Full And Closed

November 29, 2017:

Southwind Farms and Tara Hills Stud have announced that the book for world champion Resolve 4,1:50.4 ($2,621,086), the richest son of champion sire Muscle Hill in North America, is full and closed....read on

Shanghai Phil Returning To Ontario

October 23, 2017:

Shanghai Phil (p, 1:50.2s, $636,022), a son of Blissfull Hall from the Matts Scooter mare Matter Of Style, will return to Ontario for the 2018 breeding season....read on

Theresademoninme Upsets At Harrington

October 11, 2017:

Mike Casalino and Dylan Davis's Theresademoninme ($16.00) notched his 21st career win in upset fashion Wednesday (October 11) at Harrington Raceway with a 1:55.3 victory in the $16,000 Open Trot....read on

OSAS Ambassador Visits Kawartha

May 27, 2017:

Hiltons Hot Stuff, a unique Standardbred whose markings resemble a paint horse, will be on hand at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night in her role as an ambassador for the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society....read on

OSAS Adds Colourful Ambassador

January 4, 2017:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society, in partnership with Tara Hills Stud, has added a new, colourful ambassador to its lineup. Hiltons Hot Stuff, a very unusually marked Standardbred, was unsuccessful as a racehorse, but should do well in her new roles....read on

Mr. Game Changer

July 4, 2016:

David Heffering said he will never forget the phone ringing late one night just before U.S. Thanksgiving in 1995. It was his brother, Richard, on the phone with a simple message: “Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas. Go pick up the horse.”...read on


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