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Vapor In The Wind Takes Pompano Feature

December 27, 2008:

Vapor In The Wind has visited the winner’s circle twelve times in his 32 starts this season. The four-year-old Cole Muffler gelding made it four consecutive wins at Pompano Park by taking the $16,000 Open Handicap Pace in 1:51 Saturday night....read on

WEG Clarifies Position On Contract

December 27, 2008:

Woodbine Entertainment Group has issued the following letter to the industry clarifying their position with regards to the lack of a 2009 contract with the Ontario Harness Horse Association....read on

Woodbine Forced To Cancel

December 27, 2008:

Woodbine Racetrack has been forced to cancel its Saturday night program due to unsafe track conditions....read on

Bartlett, Sumner Take '08 Titles At Yonkers

December 27, 2008:

Jason Bartlett and Robert Sumner earned Yonkers Raceway honours as leading driver and trainer, respectively, for 2008....read on

Georgian Downs Cancels

December 27, 2008:

Georgian Downs has cancelled their Saturday evening race card due to unsafe track conditions....read on

NJAW Going Mobile In 2009

December 27, 2008:

New Jersey Account Wagering (NJAW) members will soon be able to place their bets anytime, anywhere via cell phones and PDAs....read on

OHHA District 6 Notice Of Meeting

December 27, 2008:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association has sent out a notice of meeting for its district 6 members....read on

Fraser Cancels Saturday & Sunday Cards

December 27, 2008:

With snow and rain again causing unsafe track conditions, Fraser Downs has canceled its Saturday and Sunday cards of racing....read on

Perkins Names 'Beach' Canada's Best Performer

December 27, 2008:

In today's Toronto Star, writer Dave Perkins places pacing powerhouse Somebeachsomewhere on top of his year-end list of Canadian sports standouts....read on

The World According To Dean: A different type of Prix d'Amerique prep

December 27, 2008:

The Prix de Bourgogne is one of the traditional four "B" races on the road to the Prix d'Amerique in late January in Paris, but it's a bit different than the Prix d'Amerique....read on

Meadowlands Preferred Winners Finish Strong

December 26, 2008:

It seems Swan Image is fixed on keeping his record pure after a seven-month layoff....read on

Preferreds Galore At Western Fair

December 26, 2008:

Western Fair Raceway’s 15-race Boxing Day card featured a variety of Preferred events for both pacers and trotters....read on

Fraser Forced To Cancel

December 26, 2008:

Following the third race, Fraser Downs was forced to cancel the remainder of Friday afternoon's card as a result of unsafe track conditions due to snow....read on

Warp Speed, Dinner Guest Double Up In Valedictory

December 26, 2008:

Dinner Guest and Warp Speed were both repeat winners in Friday's second leg of the Valedictory Pacing Series for three-year-old colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Grandstand Deal For Summerside

December 26, 2008:

It appears as though Summerside Raceway has secured the funding for a new grandstand for the 2009 race season....read on

OHHA On The WEG Racing Contract

December 26, 2008:

This afternoon, the Ontario Harness Horse Association issued the following release to the industry regarding a recommended horsemen’s boycott of Woodbine Entertainment Group’s entry box as a result of the lack of a 2009 contract between the two groups. ...read on

What Do You Think Is Fair?

December 26, 2008:

In Dean Hoffman's latest blog titled Should trainers and drivers get the same cut of the purse?, the Hall Of Fame writer contrasts the responsibilities of trainers and drivers in an attempt to evaluate if their equal purse cuts are fair....read on

Baymount Offers Additional Shares

December 26, 2008:

Baymount Incorporated has announced that they are looking to raise another $1.5 million to build and develop Quinte Exhibition and Raceway in Belleville, Ontario....read on

Rideau Cancels Boxing Day Card

December 26, 2008:

Rideau Carleton Raceway has been forced to cancel Friday's card of racing due to bad track conditions....read on

Draw Set For Au Revoir Pace

December 26, 2008:

It may be a longshot but Monticello Raceway is still hoping to fill its Au Revoir Pace for New Years Eve Day, December 31. If filled it will be the last time any of the entered 14-year-olds will go to post....read on

Trot's Top 25 Stories of 2008

December 25, 2008:

Trot's traditional countdown of the biggest newsmakers of the year continues....read on

Del Kissner Passes

December 25, 2008:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime horseman Delton (Del) Frederick Peter Kissner passed away on December 19, 2008, at Lanark Heights at the age of 87....read on

Trot's Top 50 Stories of 2008: 50-26

December 24, 2008:

'Tis the season for traditions and countdowns and sticking with Trot tradition for the fifth year in a row, Trot Insider has complied a list of the most-read website stories of the year....read on

Woodbine Issues Letter To Horsemen

December 24, 2008:

This afternoon, Woodbine Entertainment Group issued the following letter to the harness racing industry....read on

Woodbine Responds: “We Expect To Be Racing On January 1”

December 24, 2008:

Jamie Martin, Woodbine Entertainment Group’s Vice President of Racing, spoke to Trot Insider this afternoon about the prospects of racing in the new year at Woodbine....read on

OHHA: Horsemen To Withhold Entries At Woodbine In New Year

December 24, 2008:

According to a release from the Ontario Harness Horse Association, at an OHHA member meeting Tuesday, December 23, members voted to not enter horses to race at Woodbine Racetrack starting with the January 1, 2009 race card, and continuing until a contract acceptable to them is signed with OHHA....read on

SC Holiday Hours

December 24, 2008:

Please be aware of Standardbred Canada's holiday hours for its main office in Mississauga, ON. The office will be closing today, Wednesday, December 24, at 12:00 noon....read on

Somebeachsomewhere CBC News-Nova Scotia’s Newsmaker Of The Year

December 24, 2008:

World champion three-year-old pacer Somebeachsomewhere is the CBC News-Nova Scotia Newsmaker of the Year and will be featured in a broadcast at 6:30 p.m. Atlantic (5:30 p.m. Eastern) on Friday....read on

Five Bagger For Piroski At Windsor

December 23, 2008:

Driver Gene Piroski ruled the roost at Windsor Raceway on Tuesday evening thanks to a five-win performance on the border oval’s 12-race card....read on

Bo Tie Blows Them Away

December 23, 2008:

Bo Tie turned in a dominant performance for the dynamic duo of trainer Isabelle Binet and driver Pascal Berube in Tuesday’s $13,000 Invitational Pace at Sulky Trois Rivieres....read on

Activator Romps In Preferred

December 23, 2008:

Activator had no problem battling through challenging conditions en route to capturing Tuesday’s $16,000 Preferred Pace at Georgian Downs....read on

Primo Spur Perfect In Meadows Feature

December 23, 2008:

Primo Spur, the Horse of the Year at The Meadows, demonstrated on Tuesday why he deserved the honour by capturing the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot....read on

Secrets Nephew Wins O’Brien; Tigerama Disqualified

December 23, 2008:

Further to yesterday’s announcement of finalists for the 2008 O’Brien Awards, Standardbred Canada has today announced that Secrets Nephew is the winner of the O’Brien Award in the Older Pacing Horse category....read on

ORC Dismisses Three Appeals

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December 23, 2008:

The Ontario Racing Commission today released three rulings in regard to appeals from Kevin Skilton, Les Ecuries Giroux Inc., Jacques Caron, Travis Bowman and Michael Wassilyn....read on

Double-Header At Rideau New Years Day

December 23, 2008:

Rideau Carleton Raceway has announced that it will be conducting two cards of live harness racing New Years Day, January 1, 2009....read on

Big Woodbine Handle Monday; Martin On Seven-Eighths Trial

December 23, 2008:

On Monday, December 22, the Woodbine Entertainment Group saw its live standardbred card produce the highest Monday handle since May 15, 2006. WEG did offer a 13-dash card, but, nonetheless, the $1,569,322 handle speaks for itself. Today, Trot Insider spoke with Jamie Martin, WEG senior vice president, Racing, about the ongoing seven-eighths mile racing trial....read on

What Was The Best Race Of 2008?

December 23, 2008:

In his most recent post on his Trot Blog, Dean Hoffman asks readers what the best race of 2008 was....read on

Pinkney On O'Brien Nom.

December 23, 2008:

"I’m pretty proud to be nominated. There are a lot of great horsemen in Canada. And, it’s kind of nice for someone from the Maritimes to be recognized," horseman Phil Pinkney, 71, was quoted as saying about his nomination for an O'Brien Award, which was announced yesterday....read on

Tell All To Deo Volente Farm

December 23, 2008:

Brittany Farms Stallion Management and Kentuckiana Farms announced this morning that Tell All will be standing at Deo Volente Farm located in Flemington, New Jersey....read on

CBC Stallion Nom. Deadline Jan. 15, 2009

December 23, 2008:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners, trainers and horsepeople that the Canadian Breeders Championship stallion nomination deadline...read on

Online Contest Glitch; Fasulo Wants His $6,000

December 23, 2008:

According to a report by the Toronto Star, problems with software running an online standardbred handicapping game have caused quite a stir with a resident of Brampton, ON. David Fasulo is stating that $6,000 should be coming his way after apparently winning the contest, but he has only been given a $10 credit....read on

EPR Race Date Switched

December 23, 2008:

This year, Exhibition Park Raceway will forgo its usual Boxing Day card of racing on December 26 and instead go with a live card on a different date....read on

Plante Picks Up Five

December 23, 2008:

Christmas came early for J.R. Plante this year, as the reinsman put together a five-win performance during Monday’s 12-race program at Flamboro Downs....read on

Niagara Series Prelims Completed

December 22, 2008:

Signal and Aqua Rosa were both repeat winners in Monday night's second leg of the Niagara Pacing Series at Woodbine and positioned themselves for a chance at the series sweep....read on

Yonkers Cancels Due To Deep Freeze

December 22, 2008:

Yonkers Raceway cancelled Monday night's scheduled 13-race card after three races due to icy track conditions....read on

Western Fair Feature To Missionacomplished

December 22, 2008:

Missionacomplished certainly lived up to his name by winning Western Fair Raceway's feature race – the $12,800 Preferred 2 Pace – earlier this evening for the duo of trainer Paul Taylor and driver Mike Sumner....read on

OSS Stallion Registration Deadline Looms

December 22, 2008:

The Ontario Sires Stakes Administration would like to remind everyone that the deadline to register a stallion for the OSS program for the 2009 breeding season without paying a late fee is Thursday, January 15, 2009....read on

Another Push For Kentucky Slots

December 22, 2008:

According to a report on Kentucky.com, another push for slots at racetracks in the state of Kentucky is expected to come during the next legislative session....read on

Rally At Fort Erie

December 22, 2008:

Roughly 60 frustrated workers at the Fort Erie racetrack for thoroughbreds conducted a rally Sunday, December 21 in the track parking lot. "It gave us a little bit of hope that by January 15, the government is supposed to have an answer for us one way or the other, so we can go on with our lives," thoroughbred horseperson Claudia Whalen was quoted as saying....read on

Over $30,000 Raised For Rutter

December 22, 2008:

Once again, the harness racing industry has been able to do some unbelievable for one of its own in a time of need....read on


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