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Series Continue At Miami Fair

August 1, 2021:

Miami Fair had a full 11 races on Saturday (July 31), which included the second round of several stake races and a couple of open paces....read on

Shecouldbegood Best At Tioga

August 1, 2021:

Shecouldbegood N took the featured $7,800 fillies & mares pace at Tioga Downs on Saturday (July 31)....read on

Crockets Cullen Kicks Home At Saratoga

August 1, 2021:

Crockets Cullen N secured a ground-saving trip and capitalized to win the $14,000 Open Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Saturday (July 31)....read on

'Chewbacca', Charlie May Tie Season's Mark

August 1, 2021:

Heart Of Chewbacca, the 1-2 Ron Burke-trained favourite, stormed to a 1:50.4 clocking in the first division of Ohio Sires Stakes (OHSS) at Northfield Park on Saturday (July 31), tying the national season’s record for his gait and sex....read on

Chatelroll Rolls At Vernon

August 1, 2021:

Chatelroll charged late to capture the $7,000 Open Trot at Vernon Downs on Saturday (July 31)....read on

Town Delinquent Dashes In Preferred

August 1, 2021:

Driver Austin Sorrie circled Town Delinquent around dueling leaders up the backstretch and got the better of stubborn favourite Saulsbrook Jessie to win the $13,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Pace at Georgian Downs on Saturday (July 31)....read on

When Dovescry Flies In Miss Versatility

August 1, 2021:

When Dovescry won the $40,000 fifth round of the Miss Versatility Series for older trotting females on Saturday (July 31) at The Meadowlands, beating Atlanta by a neck in 1:50.4....read on

Sintra Swoops In Mohawk Preferred

August 1, 2021:

Riding a helmet around the final turn, driver Jody Jamieson kicked off cover and accelerated home to take the $34,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday (July 31)....read on

Somewhere Fancy Swift At Charlottetown

July 31, 2021:

Unleashing a back half in :55, Somewhere Fancy made quick work of his Saturday evening (July 31) foes in the Preferred Pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Thor De Vie Dominant At Batavia

July 31, 2021:

Thor De Vie left a string of second-place finishes behind and got back to his winning ways after out-muscling a solid field of six in the $11,200 Open I Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (July 31)....read on

Im Chiara Quick In Prospect

July 31, 2021:

The Thinking Out Loud filly Im Chiara swooped to the lead moving up the backstretch and coasted to a 1:55.1 victory over a “good” track in the second of two $7,300 divisions for the Prospect Series Three-Year-Old Filly Pace on Saturday (July 31) at Kawartha Downs....read on

Hambo, Oaks Elims Complete

July 31, 2021:

Ake Svanstedt trainees won both of the $50,000 Hambletonian Stakes eliminations for trotting three-year-olds at The Meadowlands on Saturday (July 31), with Delayed Hanover capturing the first division and Captain Corey taking the second....read on

Stellar BB Scores At Pocono

July 31, 2021:

Stellar BB certainly lived up to his name and his recent form, winning one of two $16,000 divisions of the top claiming handicap pace on Saturday afternoon (July 31) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in a lifetime best of 1:49.4....read on

Hellabalou Wins Adios

July 31, 2021:

In what has developed as a wide-open three-year-old pacing colt division, Hellabalou ($14.60) has established himself as the "now" horse by way of a 1:48.4 win in the $375,000 Adios Pace for the Orchids on Saturday (July 31) at The Meadows....read on

'Ricardo' Reaches Again At Northside

July 31, 2021:

Southwind Ricardo ($16.30) steadily ground down Thunder Alley for a 1:58 score — his third straight — in Saturday's (July 31) $1,500 winners-over pacing feature at Northside Downs....read on

Hiawatha Record For Archery Seelster

July 31, 2021:

Hiawatha Horse Park hosted Ontario Sires Stakes Grossroots events for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Saturday (July 31), and, for the second straight year, the colts flew around the border oval....read on

Records Fall In Barrieau-McIsaac

July 31, 2021:

It's only fitting that the biggest race of the season in New Brunswick results in a track record performance. For the second time this season, Daniel Ross' Dustylanegoliath ($5.80) upset the darling of the Atlantic glamour boys, Woodmere Stealdeal, and posted a 1:53 win in the $40,352 Barrieau-McIsaac Stakes at Exhibition Park Raceway, the fastest mile ever at the historic venue....read on

Publicity Seeker Wins Dream Of Glory

July 31, 2021:

Thanks to some pretty crafty driving by Doug McNair, Publicity Seeker claimed front-page status on Saturday afternoon's (July 31) card at Hanover Raceway with a 1:57.3 score in the $56,200 Dream Of Glory Trot, the track's signature event for Ontario-Sired sophomore trotters....read on

Kentucky Championship Series To Open

July 31, 2021:

Pacing colts, geldings and fillies are set to compete in their opening round of the Kentucky Championship Series, which will go in a total of three $40,000 divisions on Monday (Aug. 2) at The Red Mile....read on

Lucas McCain Aims For The Klein

July 31, 2021:

“[He] is an amazing, super-fast horse. I’ve never sat behind a horse that is as fast as him.”...read on

Breeders Trophy Back At 3R

July 31, 2021:

All three first-round winners of the Breeders Trophy Series for three-year-old pacers will return to Hippodrome 3R Sunday (Aug. 1) for the second round of the series....read on

SC Rewind: The Start Of 'Magic'

July 31, 2021:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith looks back some 40 years to recall a milestone event in harness racing history. That year, which was 1981, a then 33-year-old Canadian born horseman became the first driver in history to win over $4 million in purses in a single year....read on

Guarantees, Tributes Galore On Adios Day

July 31, 2021:

Saturday’s (July 31) Adios Day card at The Meadows is rich with wagering opportunities, offering five pool guarantees worth a total of $90,000....read on

Black Heritage Day A Dresden Reunion

July 31, 2021:

For many people, Sunday (Aug. 1) will be like a homecoming as Dresden Raceway will host its first annual Black Heritage Day....read on

Haughton, Doherty Memorials Set

July 31, 2021:

The horses are now set for the two marquee two-year-old trotting events at The Meadowlands on Hambletonian Day (Saturday, Aug. 7) as eliminations got field sizes down to 10 for the $275,000 (est.) Peter Haughton Memorial for colts and geldings and $300,000 (est.) Jim Doherty Memorial for fillies Friday night at The Big M....read on

Rhodes Prevails In GLADA Trot

July 30, 2021:

An inordinate amount of trotters for amateur drivers on a double oval battled royally in a GLADA trot at Northfield Park on Friday and when the judges declared the event official Backdoor Man and driver Floyd Rhodes emerged victorious over nine others in a time of 1:58.4....read on

Carryover Alert At Yonkers

July 30, 2021:

The Pick 5 sequence on Friday night at Yonkers Raceway started out with 41-1 shot Unico Legend N winning, and then that was followed up by 26-1 Cool Blues Man getting a victory....read on

Lit De Rose From Last To First

July 30, 2021:

Karma Seelster was on a serious front-end mission in Friday’s $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred Handicap, but it’s a mission that failed thanks to the late-closing weapons possessed by Lit De Rose....read on

Betting Profile Changes At Hiawatha

July 30, 2021:

Officials at Hiawatha Horse Park announced the Sarnia oval will be adding a number of wagers to its betting profile effective Saturday, July 31....read on

Ideal Perception Smokes Elora Oval

July 30, 2021:

Ideal Perception was taking a serious class drop Friday evening at Grand River Raceway, and with a serious class drop came a serious display of speed....read on

Arden Downs Upset For Fiftyfour K

July 30, 2021:

In only his second career start, Fiftyfour K showed the poise of a veteran as he toughed out a 17-1 upset victory in Friday’s $36,122 Arden Downs Grand Circuit Stake for freshman colt and gelding trotters at The Meadows. Hustlenomics captured the other division in the event known as the Robert J. Key....read on

Plainridge Feature To Blue Knight

July 30, 2021:

Despite having two wins and two board hits in his last four starts, Blue Knight was mostly overlooked at the windows in the feature at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon. But that didn’t stop him from winning the $20,000 Winners-Over Handicap trot in impressive style and with a healthy return for those who did back him....read on

Breeders Trophy Series Sequel In Quebec

July 30, 2021:

They tried pressing him three-wide from the start to the opening quarter to no avail, they tried passing him by in the backstretch and nearly got it done, but there was no catching Hall Win as the three-year-old colt wired the field at the Hippodrome 3R Friday afternoon in the Breeders Trophy Series....read on

Wagering Remains Strong At Philly

July 30, 2021:

Harrah’s Philadelphia enjoyed its third million-dollar handle day of 2021 during the Friday afternoon card, as a total of $1,027,659 was sent through the windows by Philly’s fans....read on

New Wagering Format At Pocono

July 30, 2021:

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will have a major overhaul of its wagering format, primarily for multi-race bets, this weekend....read on

Monticello Announces Purse Increase

July 30, 2021:

Monticello Raceway race secretary Eric Warner announced Friday (July 30) that effective Monday (Aug. 2), purses will be increased 15 per cent across the board at the New York facility....read on

Hall Of Fame Induction Gala Update

July 30, 2021:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Board of Directors has determined that while we are seeing improvements in conditions and some aspects of our lives are returning to more normal circumstances, it is not yet time to confirm a date when we can all gather in celebration of the CHRHF Classes of 2020 and 2021....read on

SC Office Closure Notice

July 30, 2021:

Please take note that Standardbred Canada's office in Mississauga, Ont. will be closed Monday, August 2 in observance of the Civic Holiday....read on

Elim Winners Primed For Adios

July 30, 2021:

Abuckabett Hanover has been no stranger to outside posts this month, but Tony Alagna’s colt put those worries aside by winning his Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids elimination last week at The Meadows. Now, his trainer hopes he can capitalize....read on

Moonwriter Favoured At Summerside

July 30, 2021:

A field of top pacers will assemble for the top event on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 1) at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Gold Cup Champion Returns To CDP

July 30, 2021:

Somewhere Fancy has not seen the Red Shores starting gate in almost two years, but he is back on the East Coast and looking to avenge his 2019 Gold Cup and Saucer defeat in the Saturday evening (July 31) feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Schneider Eager For Dresden Debut

July 30, 2021:

Dresden Raceway will roll out the red carpet for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Monday (Aug. 2), as the marquee division of the Ontario Sires Stakes program arrives in the Chatham-Kent region for a trio of $20,000 Grassroots divisions and two $7,000 Prospect Series splits....read on

'Million' A Perfect Fit For Heimbecker

July 30, 2021:

Standardbred owner Steve Heimbecker’s passion for young trotters and the Mohawk Million concept has created a powerful, symbiotic relationship....read on

Red Mile Set For State-Bred Showdowns

July 30, 2021:

Freshman trotting colts and fillies will be the first to spar in the month-long Kentucky Champion Series, which annually attracts Kentucky-bred horses to The Red Mile from across the country. Sunday’s (Aug. 1) first round features four total divisions, going each for $40,000....read on

Phipps Memorial On Tap Saturday

July 30, 2021:

This weekend’s Jake Phipps Memorial Trot, carded as race nine on the 12-race program at Cumberland on Saturday (July 31), features some of the best fast-class trotters currently racing in the state of Maine....read on

MacDonell Book Signing At Industry Day

July 30, 2021:

Harness racing fans are invited to join the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Grand River Raceway’s Industry Day, Monday (Aug. 2) from 2-3 p.m., for a special autograph session with CHRHF 2020 Inductee Paul MacDonell....read on

Freshmen To Visit Monticello Monday

July 30, 2021:

Four $25,000 divisions of New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings are on tap at Monticello Raceway for Monday (Aug. 2)....read on

AGCO Seeks Sports Betting Feeback

July 30, 2021:

On Wednesday (July 28), the AGCO released a discussion paper and draft regulatory standards for sport and event betting in Ontario. These standards are intended to apply to all sports, esports, novelty, betting exchange, and fantasy sports products and, once finalized, will form part of the Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming, which were published on July 14....read on

More Headlines For Publicity Seeker

July 30, 2021:

Hanover Raceway is going to be the centre of attention Saturday (July 31) afternoon with the 2021 Dream Of Glory Trot set to take place. With all the hype this weekend, one horse will be seeking more of the attention....read on

Warren DeSantis Passes

July 30, 2021:

With heavy hearts, the DeSantis family is saddened to announce the sudden passing of Mr. Warren P. DeSantis, 75, of Wellington, Fla., during the early morning hours of July 23, 2021....read on


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