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Notice Regarding Grand River Phones

June 5, 2020:

The race office at Grand River Raceway would like to advise participants that the race office phone lines will be unavailable during construction....read on

Dresden Ready For Opening Day

June 5, 2020:

When starter Dave Prior calls the horses behind the gate for Sunday’s first race at Dresden Raceway it will be a different feeling as the grandstand at Ontario's Little Saratoga will be empty....read on

Another Handle Record For Scioto

June 5, 2020:

Eldorado Scioto Downs had another record-breaking night on Thursday (June 4)....read on

The Meadows To Qualify Monday

June 5, 2020:

The Meadows will be hosting Qualifying Races on Monday, June 8, at 11:00 a.m....read on

Rose Run Quest Favoured At CDP

June 5, 2020:

Saturday night racing returns to P.E.I. and last year’s Governor’s Plate champion will try to overcome the outside post in the top event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Yonkers Looking To Resume Activity

June 5, 2020:

Reports indicate that Yonkers Raceway could be resuming activity around the middle of the month....read on

Canadian Harness Racing Returns

June 5, 2020:

After pausing due to the coronavirus pandemic, the first Canadian Standardbred track returned to action on Thursday (June 4) in Prince Edward Island and the on-track activity ramps up in a big way this weekend....read on

Barrieau Denied Entry To P.E.I.

June 5, 2020:

Racing has returned to the Charlottetown Driving Park but one of the leading horsemen finds himself stuck in New Brunswick for the time being....read on

Grand River Season Opens Friday

June 5, 2020:

Tonight (June 5) Grand River Raceway kicks off a race season like no other. First post time is 6:30 p.m. but all the spectators will be watching from the comfort of their homes....read on

Melander’s March Back To Racing

June 5, 2020:

"I’m more happy this time this year than I was last year...not that I was unhappy with him last year at this point, but it just feels like that he’s stepped up even more."...read on

Preferred To Offer Online Sales

June 4, 2020:

Preferred Equine Marketing announced today that it will soon be offering online sales through a new division of the company, to be called “Preferred Equine Online“....read on

Bookstaver Joins NVSA

June 4, 2020:

The Nevada Standardbred Association Inc. (NVSA) recently added Ted Bookstaver to its Board of Directors....read on

'Alumni Show' Interviews Donald Dancer

June 4, 2020:

Donald Dancer, from the famed harness racing family which includes hall of famer Stanley Dancer, was featured on the most recent edition of the Harness Racing Alumni Show.

Dancer discusses the use of drugs within racing and also talks about how racing's drug situation got to be how it is now in the first place....read on

Waples Over The Moon To Be Back

June 4, 2020:

“I can’t wait. I really can’t wait to get back there and do it. You miss the adrenaline, you miss everything about it -- the electricity as soon as you walk in even if you’re not racing...it’s electric, and you miss that sort of stuff.”...read on

And They're Off At Red Shores

June 4, 2020:

The return of pari-mutuel harness racing in Canada is officially here with the first race card since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic underway Thursday (June 4) at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

From The Jug To The Saddle, With Ease

June 4, 2020:

It isn’t something you see very often: a Little Brown Jug and O’Brien Award winner wearing a saddle, rolling around the ground at a major Standardbred horse show. Regardless, that’s exactly what Michaels Power was doing a few months ago, and his rider, Kailey Williams, could not have been more delighted....read on

Purse Funding Re-Allocation Update

June 4, 2020:

On Thursday, June 4, Ontario Racing (OR) provided an update in regard to the Purse Re-allocation Program....read on

Mohawk Set For Opening Weekend

June 4, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park is set to resume live racing, without spectators, this weekend beginning with a 10-race card on Friday night (June 5)....read on

Friday Meadowlands Return Set

June 4, 2020:

There will be no lack of stars on display at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Friday night (June 5). The one-mile oval will be returning after 12 weeks on the sidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the card will feature two ferocious females....read on

Revised Inverness Race Date Schedule

June 4, 2020:

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission has announced that it has approved multiple changes to Inverness Raceway's 2020 race date calendar....read on

Draw Results Delayed

June 4, 2020:

Standardbred Canada would like to inform the harness racing industry that due to technical reasons, the results of the draws that are being conducted today (Thursday, June 4) will not be available until later today or tomorrow morning (Friday, June 5)....read on

Claiming Authorization Available Online

June 4, 2020:

Claiming Authorization forms can now be completed online via Standardbred Canada’s eShop....read on

Prep Horses At Clinton Sunday

June 4, 2020:

It has been announced that Clinton Raceway will be open for qualifying, training and schooling this coming Sunday (June 7)....read on

Excitement For Racing's Return

June 4, 2020:

“I think everybody realizes that we have to work together, and we will work together... As we get more and more used to it (social distancing rules), we’ll keep moving in that right direction, and adhere to the protocols. We all want to make sure we keep racing, and move forward.”...read on

Rideau Racing Returns June 7

June 4, 2020:

Rideau Carleton Raceway is thrilled to announce the reopening of live Standardbred racing, a tradition in the Ottawa community since 1962. Live racing will commence, via simulcast, starting on Sunday, June 7....read on

Thursday Mohawk Qualifiers Complete

June 4, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park hosted a 12-race qualifying session on Thursday morning (June 4) under gorgeous conditions and over a 'fast' track....read on

Surprise Win For Bred For Greatness

June 3, 2020:

It appeared that Bred For Greatness would have to settle for a tough luck second-place finish in Buffalo Raceway's $11,500 Class A-Open Trot on Wednesday night (June 3), but a huge change of fortunes in deep stretch turned disappointment into a victory....read on

'Shades' New Tioga Announcer

June 3, 2020:

When racing begins at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 7), there will be a new voice behind the mic, as Andrew 'Shades' Demsky, a native of Bellmore, N.Y., will take over the race calling duties from last year’s announcer, Rich Mattei....read on

Papi Rob Hanover Returns

June 3, 2020:

Magical Acres in New Jersey hosted a 13-race qualifying session on Wednesday, June 3. The great Shartin N was busy sharpening up during the morning races, but stealing a bit of that thunder were a pair of pacing colts from the stable of Brett Pelling....read on

'Big M' Qualifiers Galore; No Rookies

June 3, 2020:

The Meadowlands attracted 351 entries for qualifiers and baby races on Wednesday morning (June 3), but no two-year-old races will take place this week as a result of only four freshmen having entered....read on

Hennessey, O'Sullivan On COSA TV

June 3, 2020:

While dual Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey and prominent trainer Tony O'Sullivan were the featured guests on Wednesday night's (June 3) edition of COSA TV, the spotlight more truly landed on the premier distaff trotters they've been associated with....read on

Track Openings Featured On 'Post Time'

June 3, 2020:

Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by the United States Trotting Association, is excited to announce the lineup for Thursday morning (June 4) at 10:30 a.m. Mike Bozich and Michael Carter will be joined by Brian Mazurek, Dave Brower and Brett Risi....read on

Lawson Discusses Racing's Return

June 3, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment's most recent ‘Stronger Together’ interactive video segment took place this afternoon (Wednesday, June 3). During the session, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson discussed Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack in advance of both tracks' return to racing....read on

TSN, Woodbine Announce 'Racing Night Live'

June 3, 2020:

On Wednesday, June 3, TSN and Woodbine Entertainment announced that they are expanding their successful broadcast partnership to bring Canadians live horse racing every Thursday night throughout the summer with 'Racing Night Live.'...read on

Pacing Mares To Spar In Canadian Harness Racing Opener

June 3, 2020:

Live harness racing will return to Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Thursday evening (June 4), as the island track will be the first oval in the nation to host live pari-mutuel racing since March....read on

Returning From A Lengthy Hiatus

June 3, 2020:

"We gave him a rest because we thought he needed one, and then we were getting him ready at Christmas in 2018 and he cracked a foot and we couldn't get him sound."...read on

Jackpot Hi-5 Mandatory Payout Saturday At Mohawk

June 3, 2020:

On Wednesday, June 3, Woodbine Entertainment announced that a mandatory payout for the Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 will be in effect this Saturday (June 6) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Wrenn Wins Seven At Northfield

June 3, 2020:

Driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. started his evening with a blowout win and capped the 15-race card at Northfield Park with seven victories on Tuesday (June 2)....read on

Racing Returning To Mohawk

June 2, 2020:

One night after harness racing returns to Canada in Prince Edward Island, Ontario's top circuit will spring into action as Woodbine Mohawk Park hosts its first cards of racing since Mid-March on Friday and Saturday....read on

EHV-1 Restrictions Lifted At Woodbine

June 2, 2020:

Effective today (June 2) the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that horses not currently in isolation can now exit Woodbine Racetrack....read on

King's Queens Raring To Go

June 2, 2020:

With the resumption of racing in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States yet to be realized, Delaware-based trainer Jim King Jr. has been forced to maintain a holding pattern a little longer than stables based farther north. Yet, forced layoff notwithstanding, the leading ladies in King's stable are poised to build on impressive 2019 campaigns....read on

More On Hawthorne's Return

June 2, 2020:

In close coordination with industry stakeholders and government regulators, Hawthorne Race Course will implement stringent new protocols for the return of live horse racing without on-site fans, also known as 'studio racing.'...read on

Hennessey, O'Sullivan Set For COSA TV

June 2, 2020:

COSA TV will return to the Facebook Live platform again on Wednesday night. Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey will join the show, as will one of Canada’s top trainers, Tony O’Sullivan....read on

Still Sharp After COVID-19 Layoff

June 2, 2020:

Bloated qualifying sessions are continuing to take place across North America in advance of the continent's full return to pari-mutuel harness racing. The large majority of horses are easing their way back into racing form, and understandably so. That's why the performance of a particular speedster stood out so much on Tuesday morning (June 2)....read on

'Big M' Baby Racing, Training Info

June 2, 2020:

The business of getting the 'baby racing' season underway at the Meadowlands Racetrack is quickly coming into focus....read on

Taps Ceremony Friday At The 'Big M'

June 2, 2020:

While there is excitement at the Meadowlands Racetrack for the return of live harness racing this Friday (June 5), there is also a sense of loss due to the passing of a number of horsemen and women from COVID-19....read on

Cali. Sires Stakes Yearling Nom Info

June 2, 2020:

The California sires stakes is still accepting yearling nominations for foals of 2019....read on

Count Our Blessings

June 2, 2020:

"Approximately two and a half months of racing was missed throughout much of North America, and that wasn’t easy for anyone....So I’m not saying this in a flippant way at all when I say that regardless, we should consider ourselves lucky in the grand scheme of things"....read on

Date Changes For Meadowlands Stakes

June 2, 2020:

The Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs have announced several date changes for the 2020 stakes schedule....read on

Only Take Cash Is Ready For More

June 2, 2020:

Trotters were in the spotlight during the Tuesday, June 2 qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and it's safe to say that Bob McIntosh's trotting star Only Take Cash only wanted the front in her tilt....read on


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