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Top ICF Freshman Pacer Dies On Track

October 17, 2008:

Orange and Blue stakes champion Enzo The Baker, the No. 1 Illinois bred two-year-old male pacer, died of an apparent heart attack while warming up after the eighth race Friday night preparing for a start in the second (eleventh race) division of the Abe Lincoln stake at Maywood Park....read on

Fall Four Stake Elims Highlight Woodbine Card

October 17, 2008:

The man known as 'Trottin' Trevor Ritchie reined home two of Friday night's three elimination winners in the Goldsmith Maid for two-year-old filly trotters at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Local Trotting Colts Impressive In Semis

October 17, 2008:

Two-year-old trotting colt Lukas Rossi extended his Grassroots win streak to three with an impressive victory in his $30,000 Semifinal at Flamboro Downs on Friday night....read on

Artimittateslife, Cheyenne Trish In Lady Maud

October 17, 2008:

Eager to court the female vote, Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted eliminations for the Lady Maud Pace....read on

Marnie Hall Triumphs In Mares Open

October 17, 2008:

Marnie Hall made a strong dash through the stretch to catch the pacesetter, To Helen Back, in the final strides to win the $44,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday night....read on

Western Fair Hosts Mildred Williams Series

October 17, 2008:

Western Fair Raceway played host to The Mildred Williams International Driving Series on Friday night and drivers Ann Karin Larsen and Samara Johnson took their respective divisions....read on

Hennessey Bags Six At Pompano

October 17, 2008:

Harness driver Wally Hennessey had the hot hands Friday at the Isle Pompano Park, winning six races on the program, including the $14,000 feature pace for mares with Lucy Lucy in a lifetime mark of 1:52.3....read on

Gagnon Doubles Up In 6K Series

October 17, 2008:

Trainer/driver Guy Gagnon swept the $4,800 fillies and mares pacing divisions of the 6K Series on Friday night at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Dewar Memorial Stake Featured At Summerside

October 17, 2008:

Plea Bargain took the fastest of three $8,300 Bob Dewar Memorial Stake divisions for three-year-old pacing colts this evening at Summerside Raceway after making a three-wide move at the third quarter pole....read on

Kentucky Futurity Week Featured On TVG

October 17, 2008:

The much anticipated Kentucky Futurity Week at the Red Mile with premier horses Deweycheatumnhowe, Celebrity Secret, Crazed, and Clerk Magistrate have top billing on the next episode of Trotters & Pacers, a standardbred series that airs weekly on TVG....read on

Program Posted For Ontario Regionals

October 17, 2008:

The race program is now available online for Monday, October 20 at Grand River Raceway, which features the Ontario Regional Driving Championship and the track's fourth annual Made In Ontario event....read on

The Competition Is Fierce

October 17, 2008:

The second annual Trot Canada National Handicapping Championship is set to go tomorrow night at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. Players from across the country will be vying for the title of Top Handicapper as well as the $25,000 grand prize....read on

'Garbo' To Extend Streak Against Boys?

October 17, 2008:

Nine-year-old Historic mare Grand Garbo will be looking for her fifth straight Preferred victory when she lines up for Race 9 Sunday at Newfoundland's St. Johns Racing & Entertainment Centre, and her connections couldn't be happier....read on

Crapaud Agriplex To Host First Ever Horse Sale

October 17, 2008:

The Crapaud Agriplex has hosted a number of equestrian events this year, but Saturday marks its first-ever horse sale. Situated behind the Crapaud rink, the barn, with 40 spacious stalls, is surrounded by outdoor exercise and show rings, neatly arranged and caringly maintained by a volunteer committee and managed by Gerald Dixon of Crapaud....read on

Blissfull Hall Comes Home To Ontario

October 17, 2008:

This afternoon Winbak Farm announced that 1999 Pacing Triple Crown winner Blissfull Hall p,3,1:49.2 ($1,468,648) will be coming home to stand in Ontario for the 2009 breeding season....read on

Island Connections Comment On ABC Win

October 17, 2008:

When Larry Chappell bought his first horse three years ago he had low expectations, which certainly didn't include a Breeders Crown victory, but that's exactly what R Es Mary gave him Sunday afternoon at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Stakes Elims Highlight Saturday Woodbine Card

October 17, 2008:

On Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack, freshman colt and gelding pacers will duke it out in eliminations for entrance to the $732,000 Governor's Cup. Juvenile colt and gelding trotters will also be contesting elims for the $660,000 Valley Victory....read on

Badlands Nitro To Stand At Winbak Of New York

October 17, 2008:

Owners John Celii and George Teague announced today that they have agreed to a stallion management agreement with Winbak Farm to stand World Champion millionaire Badlands Nitro at Winbak Farm of New York....read on

No Elim For OSS Gold 3yoCT At Windsor

October 17, 2008:

Only nine three-year-old trotting colts were entered today for the OSS Gold elimination scheduled to be contested on Wednesday, October 22 at Windsor Raceway....read on

Southwind Lynx To Stand At Walnut Hall

October 17, 2008:

It has been announced that Southwind Lynx p,3,1:48.3 ($1,449,360) will stand at Walnut Hall Ltd. in Lexington, Kentucky for a fee of $3,000, beginning in the 2009 breeding season....read on

Subtle Tweaks To Concord Expansion

October 17, 2008:

Louis Cappelli has explained that the design for the $1.1 billion entertainment complex at the site of the old Concord Hotel in Kiamesha Lake, New York is undergoing slight tweaking. The complex will eventually be home to the new Monticello Raceway....read on

Fort Erie Officials Approaching Crossroads

October 17, 2008:

Having dealt with significant losses over the last few years, the owners of Fort Erie Racetrack for thoroughbreds are not prepared to commit to another year of racing without knowing the status of possible assistance from the provincial government....read on

Young Trainer Gets Mainstream Attention

October 17, 2008:

Spotlighting the $100,000 Clash of the Pacific, which takes place this evening at Fraser Downs in BC, The Province has aimed its focus on 19-year-old trainer Amber Lancaster, who will hook 2-1 early favourite Classy Character from Post 7....read on

Bartlett Named U.S. Rep. For WDC

October 17, 2008:

Jason Bartlett, a 27-year-old native of Maine who earlier this year won the 2,000th race of his driving career, has accepted an invitation from the U.S. Trotting Association to represent the United States in the 2009 World Driving Championship, which will be contested in Norway....read on

Magnificentobseshn Upsets In Elite

October 16, 2008:

When you're fortunate enough to draw the rail on a half-mile track, you have take advantage of the situation. Magnificentobseshn drew it, and she did it in Thursday's $55,000 Elite Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies at Sulky Quebec....read on

Preferreds Highlight Rideau Card

October 16, 2008:

Mr Garjangles and Priceless Edition have done their fair share of winning this season, and they bolstered their records by capturing their respective Preferred assignments at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening....read on

World Record For Keystone Activator

October 16, 2008:

Keystone Activator, who probably would have been gelded if he performed poorly in Thursday's $125,389 Keystone Classic at The Meadows, got the message big time....read on

Hogies Cam Is A Winning Machine

October 16, 2008:

Hogies Cam, the winningest horse in North America this season, turned in his 21st win of the campaign thanks to a 1:59.4 score for driver Jordan Stratton earlier today at Monticello Raceway....read on

Post Luck Changes For Changing Gears

October 16, 2008:

Ontario's talented three-year-old pacing fillies kick off Woodbine Racetrack's 2008 Sires Stakes season on Monday evening, and Toronto resident Randy Bennett is hoping that an inside post will help Changing Gears earn a top finish in the second of two $40,000 Gold eliminations....read on

Sophomore Semi-Finals In The Books

October 16, 2008:

The first round of OSS Grassroots semi-finals got underway earlier this evening at Flamboro Downs, as Canada's fastest half-miler rolled out the red carpet to a talented assortment of three-year-old performers....read on

No Gold Elims Needed In Windsor

October 16, 2008:

The entrants for the final OSS Gold Series event of the season, which was scheduled to have eliminations this Tuesday evening at Windsor Raceway, will go directly to the final as result of just seven names being dropped in the entry box....read on

Card Set For Ontario Regional At Grand River

October 16, 2008:

Grand River Raceway will be hosting the Ontario Regional Driving Championship Monday, October 20, and the draw results for the 12-dash card are now in. The top two finishers from the event will go on to represent the province in the National Driving Championship....read on

OHHA Election Update

October 16, 2008:

Nomination forms for the 2008 OHHA Board of Directors election were mailed to the members in districts 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10 in the middle of September with nominations due back on October 14, 2008....read on

Heart Monitoring In Pennsylvania

October 16, 2008:

Anton J. Leppler, director of harness racing for the Pennsylvania Racing Commissions, has announced that the Harness Commission has implemented a proactive one-of-its-kind monitoring program for racehorses that will promote cardiovascular health among its equine athletes....read on

TCNHC Player Profile – Johnny Kish

October 16, 2008:

With the $25,000 Trot Canada National Handicapping Championship this Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack, SC has assembled another player profile....read on

Hope For Summerside Grandstand Funding?

October 16, 2008:

On Tuesday, Gail Shea made history in the western PEI riding of Egmont when she became the first woman ever elected for the area. Now that Shea is in a position of power, there might be a chance there will be funding for a new grandstand at Summerside Raceway....read on

Brickell To Be Feted

October 16, 2008:

Sue Brickell, one of the biggest enthusiasts and hardest workers on the Pennsylvania fair harness racing circuit, has been selected to receive the Mary Lib Miller Award at the second Celebration of Pennsylvania Harness Racing at Pocono Downs on Saturday, December 6....read on

Mildred Williams Series To Western Fair

October 16, 2008:

Eleven women harness race drivers are slated to drive in two races tomorrow night at Western Fair Raceway. The women are participants in the Mildred Williams International Driving Series....read on

Babic Colt Final Attracts Just Four

October 16, 2008:

New Jersey-sired two-year-old pacers will be in the spotlight in a pair of Lou Babic Memorial finals on Saturday, October 18 at Freehold Raceway....read on

Albertan Elims Set For Saturday

October 16, 2008:

On Saturday at Northlands Park in Edmonton, AB, a total of 15 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings will contest two eliminations for the $100,000 Albertan....read on

Messenger Purse Raised

October 16, 2008:

Yonkers Raceway has announced it has raised the purse of next week's Messenger Stakes to $650,000, from its original value of $559,070....read on

New Claiming Series At Fraser

October 16, 2008:

The BC Standardbred Association and Fraser Downs have added a new claiming series to the November racing calendar....read on

SONACC Broodmare Registration Date Extended

October 16, 2008:

Societe Nationale Du Cheval De Course (SONACC) has an important announcement to Quebec breeders in regard to changes in broodmare registration....read on

Fillies Poised To Sparkle In Three Diamonds

October 16, 2008:

Fifteen feisty freshman fillies will be going postward on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack, in two $23,000 eliminations for the upcoming $660,000 Three Diamonds Stakes, part of the Fall Four for two-year-olds scheduled for October 25....read on

Hawthorne Declares Bid For License

October 16, 2008:

Just seven miles from downtown Chicago on I-55 at the gateway to Midway Airport, the owner-operator of Hawthorne Race Course is proposing an entertainment destination unlike any in the nation, in its unprecedented bid for Illinois' tenth casino license....read on

Tropical Caprice Captures Violet Stake

October 16, 2008:

The freshmen trotting stakes continued on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park with a full field of 10 diagonally-gaited two-year-old fillies sloshing postward in the $50,650 Violet Stake....read on

Winbak Yearling Sale Friday

October 16, 2008:

The finest contingent of impeccably-bred Delaware-sired and Maryland-sired yearlings to be sold at one time in 2008 will go under the auctioneer's hammer on Friday, Oct. 17 at the fourth annual Winbak Farm Select Yearling Sale at Winbak Farms' flagship location, near Chesapeake City, Md....read on

'Made In Ontario' Box Closes Today

October 16, 2008:

Grand River Raceway has issued a reminder that the entry box closes this morning at 11:00 a.m. for the fourth annual Made In Ontario night. The event is presented in conjunction with the Regional Driving Championship on Monday, October 20....read on

Tweedle Dum's Streak Snapped

October 15, 2008:

All good things must come to an end and such was the case for former world record holder, Tweedle Dum, whose nine-race winning streak came to a close Wednesday at the Isle Pompano Park....read on

Chester Hosts All-Star Announcers' Day

October 15, 2008:

This Sunday, October 19, Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack on-course commentator James Witherite-Rieg will be joined by a number of his colleagues from across North America for the second annual All-Star Harness Announcers' Day, held at Harrah's Chester....read on


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