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Thrilling Finishes In Grassroots

September 18, 2021:

Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing fillies kicked off an exciting night of stakes action at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday, Sept. 17 with a dead heat finish in the first $22,150 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots division....read on

Favoured Fillies Fabulous In Kindergarten

September 18, 2021:

The third leg of the Kindergarten Series featured nine $20,000 divisions for two-year-olds at The Meadowlands on Friday night (Sept. 17), with a pair of trotting fillies scoring impressively after being heavily bet at the windows....read on

Fillies Flirt With PA Fair Record

September 18, 2021:

The two female winners of their 2020 freshman Fair Championships both got home first during the two-day Sire Stakes event held at the Crawford County Fairgrounds in this northwestern Pennsylvania town, with sophomores finishing the meet Friday after the freshmen had opened it the previous day, and both Championship misses flirted with the Meadville record book in winning....read on

Virgo Equals Hoosier Record

September 17, 2021:

Indiana’s top three-year-old pacing colts were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as they squared off in the seventh round of Sires Stakes on Friday, Sept. 17....read on

You Ato Dream Shatters Stakes Record

September 17, 2021:

You Ato Dream caught a sloppy track and a field somewhat less than the elite bunch she’s been facing. But none of that stopped her as she cruised to a stakes record 1:52.2 in Saturday’s $58,150 Keystone Classic for three-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows....read on

Hennessey Wins Seven At Tioga

September 17, 2021:

Wally Hennessey just keeps on trucking as he had another big night on Friday (Sept. 17), driving seven winners on the 10-race card at Tioga Downs....read on

Team Swift Sweeps Batavia Opens

September 17, 2021:

Driver Ray Fisher Jr., trainer Ryan Swift and owner Mary Warriner were a formidable team at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Sept. 17) as they won both top trotting features of the week....read on

When Dovescry Takes Flight

September 17, 2021:

When Dovescry soared to victory in the $233,000 Armbro Flight Stakes for trotting mares during an action-packed Friday night (Sept. 17) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Burke Trainees Headline Delaware Opener

September 17, 2021:

A quartet of Ron Burke-trained pacers will take center stage in the $134,370 Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old fillies in opening day action at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Sunday, Sept. 19....read on

Shezis A Beauty Repeats In Prospect

September 17, 2021:

Shezis A Beauty earned her second Prospect Series victory with a front-end performance in Friday's $6,500 fifth leg for two-year-old filly pacers at Grand River Raceway....read on

What's Next For Desperate Man?

September 17, 2021:

Now that she's won the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup with Desperate Man, trainer Kathy Cecchin isn't planning a trip to Disneyland. And she's not planning a trip to Delaware, Ohio either....read on

Blue Knight Equals Plainridge Record

September 17, 2021:

There is no question that Blue Knight has been the most dominant trotter at Plainridge Park this meet and he continued his career season with a third consecutive win in the $25,000 Open Handicap trot at The Ridge in a new lifetime mark while equalling a track record....read on

Pacesetters Prevail At Philly Friday

September 17, 2021:

On a Friday afternoon where nine of the 12 horses who led at the half went on to victory (including the last six), feature race winners Keepthetab Hanover and Sombodyitreasure used the front end as a springboard to victory at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on

Fern Hill General Shoots For Seven

September 17, 2021:

A historic P.E.I. Colt Stakes doubleheader will kick off at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 18) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park, and undefeated East Coast phenom Fern Hill General will face his fiercest test to date on the afternoon card....read on

Hunger Pangs Seeks Monday Double

September 17, 2021:

After defeating the top pacers in Prince County harness racing last week, Hunger Pangs will search for another victory in the Monday evening top class at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Keith Clark Retires From Racing

September 17, 2021:

After more than 50 years in the harness racing industry, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer Keith Clark has retired from on-track participation....read on

Stonebridge Storm Passes

September 17, 2021:

Mark and Teri Williams are sad to report that their former open pacer Stonebridge Storm has passed away at the age of 24....read on

Kentucky Championships Set For Sunday

September 17, 2021:

The month-long state-bred test contested at The Red Mile will come to a close on Sunday (Sept. 19) with the finals of the Kentucky Championship Series for freshmen and sophomores of each gait and sex fighting for more than $2 million in purses....read on

OHHA Awards 11 Scholarships

September 17, 2021:

The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association is awarding 11 scholarships, totaling $15,000, to college and postgraduate students for the 2021-2022 academic year....read on

Bella Bellini Worth Price Of Admission

September 17, 2021:

It cost a bit for David McDuffee to get Bella Bellini into Saturday’s $414,000 Elegantimage Stakes for three-year-old female trotters, but the longtime owner is not going to complain....read on

Big Closing Weekend At Running Aces

September 17, 2021:

The stage is set for the final two nights of harness Racing for the 2021 season at Running Aces. Post time on both Friday (Sept. 17) and Saturday (Sept. 18) is 6:05 p.m. (CST)....read on

OSAS At Hanover Saturday

September 17, 2021:

Last Saturday Nicole and Paul Davies watched their three-year-old pacing colt Desperate Man win the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. This Saturday they’ll race in another special event, the OSAS 25th Anniversary race at Hanover Raceway with their pacer Westridge Warrior....read on

USHWA Little Brown Jug Contest Details

September 17, 2021:

The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) has combined resources with several of the leading people and organizations in the industry to co-sponsor the USHWA/Scott Alberg’s monthly handicapping contests....read on

For The Love Of The Horse: NCAD Photo Contest

September 17, 2021:

Caretakers, show us your favourite horse! If you are a caretaker working at a stable or farm in Canada, we’d love to receive a photo of you with that special horse in your care!...read on

Elusive Beauty Tops Ohio Selected Sale

September 17, 2021:

The Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale enjoyed an 11 per cent increase in overall average and a similar 11 per cent increase in gross sales from last year’s record-breaking auction, for the same number of horses sold....read on

Upsets In Indiana Sires Stakes

September 17, 2021:

After upsets ruled the last round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for two-year-old pacing fillies, the fifth round produced similar results as the fillies continue to sort out divisional supremacy. Two $68,500 divisions were featured on the evening’s 14-race card on Thursday, September 16....read on

Flamboro Preferred To Power And Grace

September 17, 2021:

After celebrating a class-dropping score over Grand River Raceway’s half-miler on September 8, Power And Grace marched up the class ladder to the $11,500 Preferred 2 class at Flamboro Downs on Thursday and came away victorious yet again....read on

Regular Season Over For Rookie Colts

September 16, 2021:

The regular season came to a close on Thursday night (Sept. 16) for the two-year-old pacing colt Grassroots competitors and a trio of top ranked youngsters padded their point totals and polished their skills heading into the post season....read on

Blowout Score For Mr Finlay Ridge

September 16, 2021:

Mr Finlay Ridge commanded the lead every call to win in PEI Colt Stakes action Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Rideau Domination For Gagnon, Archer

September 16, 2021:

The wins keep piling up for the tandem of driver Guy Gagnon and trainer Mandy Archer during what has been a very successful season at Rideau Carleton....read on

'Classic' Rebound For Marsala Hanover

September 16, 2021:

Recovered from a recent injury, Marsala Hanover regained her top form and scored a decisive victory in Thursday’s $58,150 Keystone Classic for three-year-old filly pacers at The Meadows....read on

Plainridge Open To The Bird Dance N

September 16, 2021:

The Bird Dance N has acclimated well since landing in North America earlier this year and he added another win to his already impressive stats after a strong performance in the top $25,000 Open pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon....read on

Best Of Both Worlds In Philly

September 16, 2021:

A longshot, AP Hall of Trix, and a favourite, Steel, emerged as the winners of the $14,400 co-featured “n/w 5 races” trots on Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on

COSA Supports National Caretaker Appreciation Day

September 16, 2021:

For the fourth consecutive year, the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) will support National Caretaker Appreciation Day (NCAD) at racetracks across Ontario the week of September 20 – 26....read on

Consignors Excited For Ohio Sale

September 16, 2021:

With the phenomenal year that first crop pacing sire Downbytheseaside enjoyed on the racetrack, it’s no surprise that the yearlings in his second crop are garnering a great deal of attention for tomorrow’s (Friday, Sept. 17) Ohio Selected Jug Sale....read on

California Board Approves Harness Meet

September 16, 2021:

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) conducted a meeting by teleconference on Wednesday, Sept. 15....read on

The Track On 2 Cancels Friday Card

September 16, 2021:

The Track On 2 has cancelled live harness racing for Friday, Sept. 17 due to low horse population....read on

Pennacchio Wins Amateur Series Trot

September 16, 2021:

When Joe Pennacchio moved Prescott first-up at the half, not only did he block others but his recent purchase rallied to challenge Makin Trouble K (Joe Lee) and then sped past him in the deep stretch to score a 1:59.3 victory in the NAADA Trotting Series at Monticello Raceway on the ides of September....read on

Registration Required For Atlantic Sale

September 16, 2021:

The P.E.I. Harness Racing Industry Association (PEIHRIA) has announced that prospective buyers planning to attend the 2021 Atlantic Classic Yearling Sale in person must pre-register online to attend before Friday, Oct. 1....read on

Kindergarten Headlines Big M Weekend

September 16, 2021:

The Meadowlands has already hosted a pair of special events on Saturday nights in September – the Wiener Dog Derby and BeerFest – and this Saturday (Sept. 18), The Big M continues its array of powerhouse promotions accompanied by a great 14-race card of exciting harness racing....read on

Virginia Champs Return To Shenandoah

September 16, 2021:

All four Virginia Breeder's 2020 freshman championship winners will return to Shenandoah Downs this weekend to begin defense of their titles as three-year-olds as the Woodstock oval opens its sixth season of pari-mutuel harness racing....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

September 16, 2021:

The Grand Circuit's weekly overview highlights the upcoming races at Woodbine Mohawk Park, including the featured $606,500 Canadian Trotting Classic, along with Grand Circuit events taking place this weekend at The Meadowlands....read on

Little Manny Goes For The Double

September 16, 2021:

Little Manny, owned by Dean & Brad McLaughlin, Mark Taylor and Stephen Trites, will look for his second straight victory at Exhibition Park Raceway on Saturday (Sept. 18) in the top class presented by Horse Racing New Brunswick....read on

Dan Patch Parade Returns To Indiana

September 16, 2021:

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation in cooperation with the Indiana chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association participated in the 2021 Dan Patch Festival Parade last weekend to help commemorate the horse's 125th birthday in Oxford, Indiana....read on

Can Winning Ticket Defy Post 10 Odds?

September 16, 2021:

Chris Beaver hit the jackpot with Winning Ticket. A $4,000 yearling purchase, the now three-year-old male trotter is 10-for-10 this season with earnings of $339,500 as he prepares to compete on the Grand Circuit for the first time in 2021 when he visits Woodbine Mohawk Park for Saturday’s (Sept. 18) $606,500 Canadian Trotting Classic....read on

Next Stop, Ohio For Perfect Sting

September 16, 2021:

The runner-up in the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup, pacing colt Perfect Sting is headed to Delaware, Ohio in hopes of his first major victory of the season in the Little Brown Jug one week from today on Thursday, Sept. 23....read on

Dover In Motion Keeps Streak Alive

September 16, 2021:

Dover In Motion turned in another dominant performance at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, Sept. 15 as the two-year-old trotting colt sensation continued his winning ways in the co-featured event of the evening, a $66,000 split of the Indiana Sires Stakes....read on

Last Call For Equine Guelph's Horse Care & Welfare Course

September 16, 2021:

Time is running out to register for Equine Guelph’s "Horse Care & Welfare" course. This online course is based on Canada’s Equine Code of Practice. A must for all horse owners, trainers and grooms, it starts on September 20 and runs through October 1....read on

Double Feature At Grand River

September 15, 2021:

Casimir Swamp Girl ($4.40) and Gold Edition ($13.20) were the stars of the Wednesday (Sept. 15) show at Grand River Raceway, posting comfortable victories in their respective $8,500 Preferred 3 events....read on

Carryovers Galore Thursday At Yonkers

September 15, 2021:

Both the Pick-5 and Pick-6 proved tough on Wednesday night (Sept. 15) at Yonkers Raceway, resulting in carryovers in both wagers on Thursday night’s (Sept. 16) program....read on


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