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Gearing Up For Racing In Manitoba

May 18, 2021:

The return of live harness racing to Manitoba is just over one month away, with participants eager to return to the racetrack courtesy a strong horse population....read on

Some Waratah A Scores At The Spa

May 18, 2021:

The red-hot stretch for conditioner Amanda Kelley continued on Tuesday afternoon (May 18) at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Decoupling Still Possible In Florida

May 18, 2021:

Reports indicate that the Florida Senate approved a measure Tuesday (May 18) that would allow racetracks and other gaming sites to host some other forms of gambling, effectively ending harness racing in the State of Florida, despite pushback from the House....read on

Philadelphia Guarantees $30K Pick-5

May 18, 2021:

Prompted by a two-day carryover of $8,286.37, Wednesday afternoon's (May 19) Pick-5 at Harrah's Philadelphia will carry a $30,000 guaranteed total pool....read on

Empire Breeders Classic Details

May 18, 2021:

The 2021 Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) trotting stake at Vernon Downs will be raced on Friday, June 18....read on

Bet, Win, Dine, & Party At The Meadowlands

May 18, 2021:

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is a fun night out for everyone in the family this summer....read on

Burning Blaze Makes Aces Return

May 18, 2021:

After a year away from the races, Burning Blaze — the 2018 Harness Horse of the Year in Minnesota — will make his first start at Running Aces since his sophomore campaign on Tuesday (May 18)....read on

Test Of Faith Sharp In Return

May 18, 2021:

Harness racing's fastest two-year-old of 2020, the filly Test Of Faith, made her first racetrack appearance of 2021 a very good one on Tuesday morning....read on

New England-Area Amateurs Wanted

May 18, 2021:

First Tracks Cumberland Race Secretary Marc Reynolds is sending out an open invitation to all New England-area Amateur Drivers for a new series of harness races being carded weekly for our sport’s non-professional reinsmen and women....read on

NAADA Providing Aid To STA

May 18, 2021:

Aid to the Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA) is coming from the North American Amateur Drivers Association in the form of a $15,000 contribution....read on

June Maritime Stakes Dates Shifted

May 18, 2021:

The various stakeholders of the Maritime provinces met last week and have made revisions to the Maritime Stakes Calendar to accommodate the delayed opening of the Atlantic Bubble....read on

Slattery Wins Paperless Sign-Up Contest

May 18, 2021:

Congratulations to Susan Slattery of Surrey, B.C. who is one of SC’s members on the Paperless Program and has won SC’s Sign-Up contest which featured a prize package of 100 TrackIT credits and a $50 HPI card!...read on

Leonidas A Clicks In Yonkers Open

May 17, 2021:

Leonidas A won Yonkers Raceway’s $37,000 Open Handicap Pace on Monday night to improve his record in 2021 to six wins from seven starts and wagering on the 11-race program exceeded $1 million....read on

Speed Show For JK Will Power

May 17, 2021:

JK Will Power ran off three straight wins at Plainridge Park this year before drawing post eight last week. On Monday he found himself back on the left wing and took full advantage of the situation as he won the $20,000 Open Handicap pace at The Ridge....read on

Harrington Open To Match In Heaven A

May 17, 2021:

Frank Chick's Match In Heaven A was a 1:52.3 winner in the featured $20,000 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway....read on

Mongeon Memorial Continues At Saratoga

May 17, 2021:

There were three divisions of the second leg for the John Mongeon Sr. Memorial Trotting Series contested on Monday afternoon (May 17) at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Trotters had their final chance to acquire points towards punching tickets to the $30,000-plus final....read on

Clarion Hall Captures Pocono Feature

May 17, 2021:

The Windsong Espoir gelding Clarion Hall made a successful debut for the barn of Gilbert Garcia-Herrera, the leading trainer at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with driver Anthony Napolitano finding enough room up the inside to reduce the trotter’s mark to 1:54.4 in winning the $12,800 claiming handicap trot Monday (May 17)....read on

Georgian To Open For Training

May 17, 2021:

Georgian Downs will make the track available for training starting on Wednesday, May 19....read on

Burke Duo Set For Seasonal Debut

May 17, 2021:

The Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies gets underway Wednesday (May 19) with three divisions at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Among those making seasonal debuts in the event are two stakes-winners from the stable of trainer Ron Burke: Blue Diamond Eyes and Continualou....read on

Official's Internship Program Launched

May 17, 2021:

The U.S. Trotting Association, in conjunction with the Minnesota Racing Commission, Running Aces Racetrack, Kentucky Racing Commission, and Red Mile Racetrack, announced Monday (May 17) the introduction of a new Official’s Internship Training Program kicking off on May 30....read on

Century Downs Set To Return

May 17, 2021:

Harness racing is set to return to Century Downs on Tuesday (May 18) with the oval hosting a 12-race card beginning at 2:15 p.m. (MDT)...read on

Mandeville Takes 'Aces' Opening Feature

May 17, 2021:

Mandeville, the talented nine-year-old trotting son of Majestic Son, delivered as favourite in the featured event on opening night at Running Aces in front of a very large and enthusiastic crowd....read on

Florida Harness Racing In Danger

May 16, 2021:

Reports indicate that Florida lawmakers will return to Tallahassee on Monday (May 17) for a special session to consider a new gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe, giving it exclusive rights to run online sports betting in Florida....read on

'Abuckabett' Photos Perfect Sting In PASS

May 16, 2021:

Abuckabett Hanover took away the undefeated status of two-year-old champion Perfect Sting, but both colts lost nothing of their lofty reputations at the end of a 1:50 mile, the fastest of three divisions for the second preliminary of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts during the Sunday (May 16) card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Old Friends In The Spotlight

May 16, 2021:

Michael Blowen has always loved horses but was never much of a horseman. Nevertheless, his passion for the sport brought him to open a retirement sanctuary for racehorses that houses several multi-million-dollar champions....read on

Magical Mistress In Time In Philly

May 16, 2021:

Driver Simon Allard enjoyed top billing on Sunday afternoon (May 16) at Harrah's Philadelphia by way of a five-win performance capped by a 1:50.4 score from Magical Mistress ($10.00) in the $16,200 distaff pacing feature....read on

Hennessey Heating Up At Tioga

May 16, 2021:

Wally Hennessey is turning Tioga Downs into "Wally World" as the two-time defending driver’s champion drove six more winners on Sunday (May 16). He took down both features with trainer Mike Deters....read on

Windsun Cheyenne Upsets At 3R

May 16, 2021:

Not even in the hunt at the half mile, 7-1 shot Windsun Cheyenne and driver Marie-Claude Auger were able to find live cover and upset the field at Hippodrome 3R in the Preferred Pace on Sunday (May 16)....read on

Evan McGugan Passes

May 16, 2021:

Peacefully with his wife by his side at University Hospital on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Evan D. McGugan of London, Ont. passed away in his 96th year....read on

Saving Sammy

May 16, 2021:

CTV Atlantic recently featured a five-part series on the story of Samspace, a racehorse born and raised in Nova Scotia but feared deceased by his former connections....read on

SC To Facilitate Free Strangles Webinar

May 16, 2021:

Strangles can be an emotionally and financially challenging disease for participants in the horse racing industry. With knowledge, transparency and appropriate action, the industry can work together to protect our horses, limit the spread of this common infectious disease and sustain our livelihood....read on

Prairie Westerngal Wins Tioga Open

May 15, 2021:

Prairie Westerngal won in the featured $9,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Tioga Downs on Saturday (May 15)....read on

$15K Guaranteed Pick 5 Sunday At Northfield

May 15, 2021:

MGM Northfield Park has announced the addition of a $15,000 Pick-5 total pool guarantee for Sunday (May 16).

Beginning in Race 6, the $15,000 Pick-5 guaranteed total pool includes a carryover of $3,097.

This wager is being offered as part of the Strategic Wagering Program through the United States Trotting Association....read on

'Bourbon', Palomar Take Vernon Features

May 15, 2021:

Bourbon Express and Palomar captured the co-features at Vernon Downs on Saturday (May 15)....read on

'Bugsy', Sorrie Repeat In Charlottetown

May 15, 2021:

Bugsy Maguire commanded all the respect of his peers on his way to the winner’s circle in the Saturday evening (May 15) feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Daylight Rush Shines At Buffalo

May 15, 2021:

Daylight Rush finished with a flourish on Saturday night (May 15) and convincingly took Buffalo Raceway's $11,200 Class AA-Open Handicapped Pace in 1:53.4, the fastest time of the 2021 meet....read on

Manchego Massive In Cutler

May 15, 2021:

Driver Dexter Dunn employed a methodical first-over grind for the six-year-old mare Manchego and survived late pressure from a game pacesetter and a surging closer to win the $141,250 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial in 1:51.1 on Saturday (May 15) at The Meadowlands....read on

Lawless Shadow Victorious Again

May 15, 2021:

The Dr. Ian Moore trainee Lawless Shadow dominated older foes again at Scioto Downs, strolling to a 1:50 victory on Saturday (May 15) as the odds-on favourite....read on

Ferrari Repeats In GLADA

May 15, 2021:

Larry Ferrari took no prisoners and sent Go Go George down the road in progress to a 1:56.4 victory in the Great Lakes Amateur Drivers Association (GLADA) Trot on Saturday (May 15) at Northfield Park. It marked the second-consecutive week that Ferrari and Go Go George were victorious in the series....read on

Caulfield Cruises In Cumberland

May 15, 2021:

Driver Mike Stevenson left alertly with Caulfield, set the tempo, and enjoyed a wire-to-wire victory in the $6,000 Winners-Over Trot, out-stepping favourite Awol Hanover to capture the feature race in 2:02 at Cumberland on Saturday (May 15) afternoon....read on

In Range Responds On Debut

May 15, 2021:

In Range was one of the top trotting male freshmen last year, and the Hambletonian eligible was looking to kick off a huge sophomore campaign in Saturday’s $150,507 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. But midway down the backside, he was passed by local favourite Jujubee. How would he respond?...read on

Harness Racing's 'Ultimate' Fan

May 15, 2021:

When Charles Oliveira steps into the Octagon on Saturday (May 15) in the main event of UFC 262, his focus will be on opponent Michael Chandler. But after the fight there's a good chance you'll find the mixed martial artist heading home to hang out with horses....read on

Highalator Sharp In Pocono Feature

May 15, 2021:

Highalator added to his impressive lifetime record at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday afternoon, as he is now 17 for 28 in his career at the mountain oval after a 1:50.1 victory in the Saturday (May 15) pacing feature....read on

AHDC Splits To Verruso, Schullstrom

May 15, 2021:

Two trotting divisions of the American Harness Drivers Club Series went to post today (May 15) at Freehold Raceway and when the judges deemed each race official Tony Verruso and Mark Shullstrom each won their respective $9,000 divisions....read on

Blood Money Best At Exhibition Park

May 15, 2021:

It will be a challenging season for the top class pacers in New Brunswick if Blood Money maintains his current form....read on

Stiff Test Awaits Bordogna In Feature

May 15, 2021:

Against all odds, star trotter Bordogna makes his Running Aces return in the feature race on opening night May 16 (Sunday)....read on

Beads, Captain Corey Impress On Friday

May 15, 2021:

A Friday morning (May 14) session of qualifiers at The Meadowlands featured a number of notable performances, but the most eye-catching efforts came from a pair of talent trotters....read on

SC Rewind: London's 60th Anniversary

May 15, 2021:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls a very important date in the history of Canadian harness racing. It was 60 years ago that nighttime racing finally came to the Province of Ontario....read on

Carmen Auciello's COSA Fantasy Stable

May 15, 2021:

With the May 21st deadline getting closer, to enter the 2nd annual COSA Fantasy Stable Contest, trainer Carmen Auciello shared his thoughts on the team he’ll select for the 2021 COSA contest....read on

Memorable Friday For Bailey, McDonough

May 15, 2021:

The defending driving champion “Lightning” Leon Bailey had a night he will never forget as he drove seven horses to the winner’s circle at Vernon Downs on Friday evening....read on


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