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O'Brien Award Photo Galleries Online

February 2, 2009:

Trot Insider has assembled photo galleries from the 2008 O'Brien Awards ceremony...read on

Horse-Drawn Carriage Battle Rages On

February 2, 2009:

According to a report by The Associated Foreign Press, those on each side of New York City's horse-drawn carriage issue showed their respective allegiances Friday, January 30, as hundreds of...read on

Pinkney: "It Is A Great Honour"

February 2, 2009:

He may not have been in attendance to accept his O'Brien Award of Horsemanship Saturday night at the Delta Meadowvale, but it didn't take long for the news to get to Phil Pinkney...read on

VIDEO: Horses Saved From Icy Dip

February 2, 2009:

Most of the time a dip into the backyard pool is a good thing, but not if you are a horse -- and especially not in January....read on

ORC Rules On Wassilyn Appeal

February 2, 2009:

On Monday, February 2, the Ontario Racing Commission released its ruling in regard to the appeal of Mike Wassilyn...read on

Massicotte On Quebec Industry

February 2, 2009:

In a press release issued this morning, Paul J. Massicotte, owner of Quebec racetrack operator Attractions Hippiques Inc., commented on the industry in the province...read on

Standardbred Canada Elects 2009 Officers & Executive

February 2, 2009:

On Saturday, January 31, Standardbred Canada elected its Officers & Executive Committee for 2009...read on

Import Permits And USDA Health Certificates Required For Equine Semen And Embryos From U.S.

February 2, 2009:

Effective January 30, 2009, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced that an import permit is now required for the importation of semen and embryos from the U.S. into Canada. These revised import restrictions are a result of the expanding investigation into Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) in the U.S....read on

Intelligencer Keeps Heat On Baymount

February 2, 2009:

The Belleville Intelligencer is keeping the heat on Baymount Inc., who is supposed to be building the new Quinte Exhibition and Raceway in Belleville, Ont....read on

'Big M' Adds February Date

February 2, 2009:

The Meadowlands has added a live racing date on Wednesday, February 18. Post time is 7:00 p.m....read on

Auckland Reactor Victorious In Summer Cup

February 1, 2009:

It was once again, pure brilliance shown by Auckland Reactor as he powered home at Addington on Saturday to win the inaugural $75,000 United Fisheries Summer Cup...read on

Gagnon Grabs Five At Rideau

February 1, 2009:

The Sunday evening program at Rideau Carleton Raceway was dominated by teamster Guy Gagnon, who finished the evening with five wins over the course of the 15-race program...read on

'Justice' Served In Windsor

February 1, 2009:

Driver Peter Wrenn used a “come and get me” approach to take home the top prize in Sunday’s main event – the $12,000 Preferred Pace - at Windsor Raceway with veteran campaigner Infinite Justice...read on

Lil Kim Repeats In Open

February 1, 2009:

Jim Burke went to the front and didn’t look back with Lil Kim, who halted the teletimer in 1:56.2 in Sunday’s $15,000 Fillies & Mares Open at Fraser Downs...read on

Art Unger Series Underway At The Big M

February 1, 2009:

Four divisions of the Art Unger Series were contested during the Sunday matinee program at The Meadowlands, and for the most part front-end speed dominated in first round action...read on

Haas Returns After Five Year Hiatus

February 1, 2009:

He’d tried his hand at a lawn care service company in Michigan and he’s currently working on a contract basis with the Canadian Coast Guard from his home at Sarnia, ON . To hear Mark Haas tell it, he just couldn’t stay away any longer from horses and standardbred racing....read on

UPDATED: O'Brien Award Videos Online

February 1, 2009:

The SC website now has post-event interviews with 10 of Saturday night's big winners at the 2008 O'Brien Awards...read on

A Record Night For Widger At Balmoral

February 1, 2009:

Veteran reinsman Sam Widger, who won his first career driving title by capturing the top honours at Maywood Park in 2008, enjoyed the biggest single night of his career on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as he guided home eight winners on the 14-race program...read on

Six Is Sweet For Ramegade Bruiser

January 31, 2009:

Ramegade Bruiser devoured his Open Pace rivals yet again on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack and in the process he extended his current win streak to six...read on

Toucam Sam Proves He Can Fly

January 31, 2009:

Race Track Ruler laid down stern fractions setting it up for Toucam Sam’s closing sling shot move, coming home in :27 to take the $35,000 Invitational Pace Saturday night at the Meadowlands...read on

Royal Morn Wins Season Debut

January 31, 2009:

Rod Therres’ Royal Morn made his 2009 debut a triumphant one on Saturday at Fraser Downs. The four-year-old son of Usher Hanover was the wire-to-wire winner in the featured $15,000 Open Pace...read on

Trust The Artist Pockets Another Triumph

January 31, 2009:

Trust The Artist converted a pocket trip into his third consecutive Open Pace victory on Saturday at Northlands Park...read on

Accident In Flamboro's Eleventh Race

January 31, 2009:

A pair of horses were involved in a spill on Saturday afternoon at Flamboro Downs during the eleventh race...read on

Campbell Bags Three At CDP

January 31, 2009:

Trainer/driver Marc Campbell wrapped up the current meet at Charlottetown Driving Park on a high note when he scored three wins during the 14-race Saturday afternoon program...read on

‘Beach Party’ At O’Brien Awards

January 31, 2009:

It was one big ‘beach’ party at the O’Brien Awards, Canada’s national harness racing awards on Saturday night...read on

Finance Minister Clarifies Quebec Case

January 31, 2009:

This afternoon, the Quebec Minister of Finance, Monique Jérôme-Forget, sent out the following release to clarify the facts in the case of Attractions Hippiques...read on

Connor Reflects On WEG Experience

January 31, 2009:

Former Woodbine Entertainment broadcaster Chris Connor discussed his time at WEG with his hometown newspaper the day before one of his telecasts goes into the O'Brien Award ceremony as a finalist in the inaugural Media Excellence Awards...read on

O'Brien Profiles - Trainer of the Year

January 31, 2009:

With the 2008 O'Brien Awards just hours away, the SC website will shine the spotlight on the finalists in each O'Brien division...read on

Isbister Stars At Fraser

January 31, 2009:

Fresh off a career season with over $500,000 in earnings, veteran trainer Wayne Isbister kept the good times rolling on Friday night when he scored a hat trick at Fraser Downs...read on

Chick N Tell Triumphs At The Big M

January 30, 2009:

Canadian-owned Chick N Tell invaded the Meadowlands Racetrack on Friday and came out a winner, scoring in the $35,000 Invitational Trot...read on

Herestopatrick Scores Upset In The Count B Opener

January 30, 2009:

Herestopatrick converted a perfect two-hole trip into an upset win in Friday night’s opening leg of The Count B Pacing Series for three-year-old colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack...read on

Delean Dissects Quebec's Bailout Plan

January 30, 2009:

With the government of Quebec renegotiating the original agreement with Attractions Hippiques, which has been in creditor protection since June, the future of the horseracing industry continues to look grim...read on

O'Brien Profiles - Older Trotting Horse

January 30, 2009:

With the 2008 O'Brien Awards one day away, the SC website will shine the spotlight on the finalists in each O'Brien division...read on

Ridgeline Goes Back-To-Back At The Meadows

January 30, 2009:

Last week, Ridgeline pulled first over on the heavy favorite and scored at 14-1. It seemed an improbable scenario, but on Friday at The Meadows, it was déjà vu all over again as Ridgeline’s uncovered challenge to 7-10 Martys Charm carried him to victory in the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Pace...read on

Nothing Better Than A Proper Retirement

January 30, 2009:

During what was a very solid career on the track, Haras Colta Cola had an eye for the finish line. Now after a surprise injury, the 10-year-old Armbro Operative colt is living out a well-deserved retirement at the place he loves best: home...read on

80 Racebooks On Their Own

January 30, 2009:

With signals from Gulfstream, Santa Anita, Laurel Park, Oaklawn Park and Golden Gate Fields cut off by Churchill Downs’ and Magna Entertainment’s TrackNet Media Group, the 80 or so members of the...read on

Meadows' First Post Delayed

January 30, 2009:

The Meadows has announced that the first race post time for its Friday card has been delayed...read on

O'Brien Profiles - Armstrong Breeder of the Year

January 30, 2009:

With the 2008 O'Brien Awards just days away, the SC website will shine the spotlight on the finalists in each O'Brien division...read on

Walzak No Longer With OHHA

January 30, 2009:

Ontario Harness Horse Association officials confirmed with Trot Insider this morning that John Walzak is no longer the association's chief operations officer...read on

River Rock Resort Cup Noms. Announced

January 30, 2009:

The BCSA has announced that Fraser Downs has received 17 nominations for the inaugural running of the $40,000 River Rock Resort Cup....read on

Feature Trot A 'Breeze'

January 30, 2009:

Breeze Hill Will, the senior member of a field of eight, posted his first win of 2009, winning the $15,000 feature trot at Dover Downs on Thursday, January 29....read on

Hennessy Makes Himself Heard

January 30, 2009:

If anyone wonders how veteran horseman Rod Hennessy feels about the current state of harness racing, just pick up today's edition of the Edmonton Sun...read on

NY Carriage Issue Not Going Away

January 30, 2009:

According to a story in today's edition of the New York Post, the issues that the city's now contentious horse-drawn carriage industry is facing are not going away...read on

New Chester Title For Brown

January 30, 2009:

It was announced today that Barry Brown has been named the new director of Racing Operations at Chester Downs....read on

Ted’s Excellent Adventure

January 29, 2009:

A training triple and a five-bagger a la the race bike gave veteran horseman Ted McDonald plenty of reasons to be chipper on Thursday evening at Rideau Carleton Raceway...read on

O'Brien Profiles - Driver Of The Year

January 29, 2009:

With the 2008 O'Brien Awards just days away, the SC website will shine the spotlight on the finalists in each O'Brien division...read on

Wolf Named Chairman Of Greater Pompano Beach Chamber Of Commerce

January 29, 2009:

The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced that Steven Wolf has been chosen as the new Chairman of the Board for the 2009 calendar year...read on

The World According To Dean: A rollicking good time in Paris

January 29, 2009:

I certainly wasn’t in Paris when Allied troops liberated the city in August, 1944, but I’ve seen photos of the joyous celebrations and I know how exuberant and joyous the French can be...read on

MVB Mastery For Waples & Brethour

January 29, 2009:

Artists Dynasty and Mylittlerebel had no problem finding the winner's circle for the duo of trainer Murray Brethour and driver Randy Waples in their respective $20,000 divisions of the Miss Vera Bars Pacing Series, which got underway earlier this evening at a snowy Woodbine Racetrack...read on

Trackman Opening At The Big M

January 29, 2009:

The Meadowlands has announced a job opening for a trackman to work under the racetrack superintendent....read on


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