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Sing Your Way Into The O’Brien’s

December 3, 2018:

When the O’Brien Awards Gala begins, excitement fills the air, horsepeople start mingling and are getting ready to enjoy dinner and honour the best in Canadian harness racing. But before that can happen, we must honour the country that we and our horses all call home and sing ‘O Canada'....read on

Flying Isa Fights Fog At Rideau

December 3, 2018:

Rallying from third over, Flying Isa N kicked off cover to collar his competition on a foggy night at Rideau Carleton Sunday, Dec. 2 when winning the $8,100 Preferred Trot in 1:57.2....read on

Drunkonaplane Flies In Preferred

December 2, 2018:

Kicking towards the centre of the track from fourth over, Drunkonaplane soared to a six-length victory in the $8,500 Preferred 3 Pace at Flamboro Downs on Sunday, Dec. 2....read on

Foiled Again Wins No. 107

December 2, 2018:

Foiled Again, the richest horse in harness racing history, chalked up win No. 107 when he won the aptly-titled $15,000 Foiled Again Invitational on Sunday, Dec. 2 at Rosecroft Raceway....read on

Western Fame First In Potomac Pace

December 2, 2018:

Western Fame, sitting the perfect pocket trip with Maryland-native Corey Callahan in the sulky, went by 7-5 favourite Filibuster Hanover in the stretch to win the $100,000 Potomac Pace Sunday, Dec. 2 at Rosecroft Raceway....read on

Da Magician Dominates Vinnell Memorial

December 2, 2018:

Parked past the quarter, odds-on favourite Da Magician cleared control and drew away from his competition to take the $50,000 Jim Vinnell Memorial final by six and a half lengths in 1:52.2 at Fraser Downs on Sunday, Dec. 2....read on

Snowflakes Greet Snowflake Competitors

December 2, 2018:

A pair of $6,000 second-leg divisions of the Alberta Snowflake for provincial-sired juvenile pacers was the order of the day on Sunday (Dec. 2) at Century Downs. Much to the chagrin of the horsepeople in participation, Mother Nature took the stakes moniker literally....read on

Yonkers’ Pick 5 Carryover Info

December 2, 2018:

Officials with Yonkers Raceway have released information regarding the track’s Pick 5 carryover heading into the scheduled Monday (Dec. 3) program....read on

Mostinterestingman Tops At Yonkers

December 2, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway’s Sunday (Dec. 2) matinee saw a down-the-road Mostinterestingman (Austin Siegelman, $11) victorious in the featured — and ‘sloppy’— $44,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Ramblinglily All Business At Truro

December 2, 2018:

After having been bet down to even money on Sunday (Dec. 2) at Truro Raceway, Ramblinglily ($4.00) put smiles on the faces of her backers, as she went out and captured the $1,675 Winners-Over Pace in short order....read on

SRF Special Has Started

December 2, 2018:

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has more than 100 horses ready for a home for the holidays and every day....read on

Take A Wish Grabs New Jersey Honour

December 2, 2018:

Take A Wish has been selected as the New Jersey Sire Stakes' harness racing Horse of the Year for 2018....read on

Obscure Result Could Be A First

December 2, 2018:

It goes without saying that the harness racing industry keeps an abundance of specific world records when it comes to on-track performances. That being said, a recent race result may be a first due to its obscure nature....read on

Ontario Animal Health Network Update

December 2, 2018:

The Ontario Animal Health Network has released its OAHN Equine Q3 owner report....read on

K Ryan Bluechip Bags 'Big M' Feature

December 2, 2018:

Stepping up into the $16,000 conditioned pacing feature on Saturday, Dec. 1, K Ryan Bluechip emerged victorious in a 1:50.2 mile at the Meadowlands....read on

Rodeo Rock Rallies At Yonkers

December 1, 2018:

Rodeo Rock, one of eight come-from-behind winners during the Saturday, Dec. 1 10-race card, disposed of Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Open Handicap Pace in first-up fashion....read on

Isitfridayyet Snags Saturday Preferred

December 1, 2018:

Richard Moreau trainee Isitfridayyet picked up his first Preferred victory in the $34,000 feature at Woodbine Mohawk Park Saturday, Dec. 1....read on

'Imahotvixen' Victorious At Flamboro

December 1, 2018:

Pocket-sitter Outlaw Imahotvixen slid through the open stretch to take the $8,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 3 Pace as the 6-5 favourite in 1:59 on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Flamboro Downs....read on

Crockets Cullen N Captures Open

December 1, 2018:

Crockets Cullen N returned to the track following a layoff prompted by sickness and posted a 1:52.2 victory in the $20,000 Open Handicap Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Saturday, Dec. 1....read on

In Runaway Bay Best At Batavia

December 1, 2018:

As the rain came down, In Runaway Bay N splashed through it in a gate-to-wire win in the $11,500 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Batavia Downs....read on

Czar Seelster Reigns Over Preferred

December 1, 2018:

Sock It Away failed to secure his 19th consecutive victory as Czar Seelster nailed the odds-on favourite by a neck to win the $2,650 Preferred Handicap at Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday, Dec. 1....read on

Windsong Leo Wins Again In Preferred

December 1, 2018:

Windsong Leo knifed through the slop to collect his 19th win this season — and third straight — in the $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows on Saturday, Dec. 1....read on

Marv Bachrad Passes; Arrangements Set

December 1, 2018:

Marvin Bachrad, a member of harness racing’s Communicators Hall of Fame, passed away on Friday evening in Phoenix AZ at the age of 82....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1980s

December 1, 2018:

As we begin December, this week's edition of 'Rewind' covers a number of names, faces and facts from the decade of the 1980s. Robert Smith has assembled a variety of topics for the ongoing monthly feature Years Ago....read on

December's Calendar Photographer

December 1, 2018:

“I was only introduced to harness racing 11 years ago when I moved to Truro for school, now I help run a stable of three to eight horses at a time. I jog, train and own horses myself, and love every aspect of the sport!”...read on

Sports Betting Revenue Share Deal In NJ

December 1, 2018:

The Meadowlands Racetrack and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners of New Jersey are extremely pleased to announce that they have reached a revenue sharing agreement for the next ten years....read on

TheStable.ca Christmas Open House Set

December 1, 2018:

Horse racing’s fastest-growing fractional ownership stable is hosting its third annual Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 9....read on

Thats It Sweeps Lady Elements

December 1, 2018:

Thats It prevailed over sloppy conditions in the $50,000 final of the Lady Elements to follow up her track record performance in last week's elimination round at Fraser Downs for trainer Gord Abbott....read on

Trolley Goes Back-To-Back At The 'Big M'

December 1, 2018:

One week ago, the Erv Miller-trained Trolley worked out a perfect pocket trip on the way to gunning down a heavy favourite in the Friday night conditioned trotting feature at the Meadowlands....read on

Casa Miasa Steps Up At Saratoga

December 1, 2018:

Casa Miasa was named this week as one of the nominees for Filly and Mare Claiming Pacer of the Year at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Made Of Jewels AS Shines At Yonkers

November 30, 2018:

Made Of Jewels AS (Jordan Stratton, $21.60) picked off a take-no-prisoners Angels Pride (Brent Holland) late in the lane Friday night (November 30), winning Yonkers Raceway’s ‘sloppy’ $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Empire Earl N Takes Batavia Open

November 30, 2018:

Another sloppy track greeted participants for Friday night’s (November 30) card, but it was no impediment for Empire Earl N, who double-moved to victory in the $11,500 Open Handicap Trot at Batavia Downs....read on

'Darlin' Defeats Mohawk Distaffers

November 30, 2018:

Grand Circuit star Darlinonthebeach shipped north and took the top spot in Friday’s $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Takter Goes Out A Winner

November 30, 2018:

After winning the final driving start of his career on Thursday at Harrah's Philadelphia, Hall of Fame horseman Jimmy Takter celebrated one last victory as a trainer with Hillofamistery triumphant on Friday afternoon at the Pennsylvania oval....read on

Meadowlands Draw Details For Thursdays

November 30, 2018:

Beginning next week (December 6), The Meadowlands will include live racing on Thursday through the end of December....read on

'NA Harness Update' Friday Preview

November 30, 2018:

The schedule for "the Internet’s favourite harness racing handicapping show," North American Harness Update, is set for Friday (Nov. 30)....read on

David Vs. Goliath In Potomac?

November 30, 2018:

For Ron Burke, North America’s leading trainer in victories and earnings, Sunday’s (Dec. 2) $100,000 Potomac Pace at Rosecroft Raceway is just another pari-mutuel mission. For trainer Buddy Bright, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime and it comes less than a week before his 71st birthday....read on

Yonkers Announces Sunday Post Times

November 30, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway’s Sunday matinee this weekend (Dec. 2) shall offer a first post of 11:45 a.m.

Races two through eight are added-distance trots to be simulcasted to a French wagering audience, with post times as such:

Race 2 - 12:15 p.m.
Race 3 - 12:45 p.m.
Race 4 - 1:15 p.m.
Race 5 - 1:45 p.m.
Race 6 - 2:15 p.m.
Race 7 - 2:45 p.m.
Race 8 - 3:15 p.m....read on

Lazarus N Stud Details Announced

November 30, 2018:

Lazarus N, the 'Wonder from Down Under', has been retired from racing and will begin his dual hemisphere stud career....read on

CHRB November Meeting Summary

November 30, 2018:

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday (Nov. 29), (rescheduled from Nov. 15) at Del Mar Surfside Race Place. Chair Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance....read on

NY Jets Receiver To Host Big M Toy Drive

November 30, 2018:

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment has teamed up with New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa and the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots to donate all the collected toys on Monday (Dec. 3) to Harlem Grown....read on

Standardbred Canada Presents The 30th Edition Of The O’Brien Awards

November 30, 2018:

Standardbred Canada will present the 30th edition of the O’Brien Awards on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

Sock It Away Seeks 19th Win

November 30, 2018:

Sock It Away will resume his remarkable three-year-old season as he again takes on the Preferred Pace Saturday afternoon (Dec. 1) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park. The 15-dash program has a 12:30 p.m. start time....read on

Mohawk Ready For Holiday Season

November 30, 2018:

Woodbine Mohawk Park is ready to bring holiday cheer to the Halton (Ont.) Region with its inaugural Holidays at Mohawk Park starting Saturday (Dec. 1)....read on

Takter Takes Driving Curtain Call

November 30, 2018:

Regarded as one of the pre-eminent trainers in the history of Standardbred racing, the soon-to-retire Jimmy Takter made sure to conclude his driving career on a winning note, teaming up with youngster Im All Pink ($4.00) in the 13th race on Thursday (Nov. 29) at Harrah's Philadelphia....read on

Goldschmidt Pace Heads Cal-Expo Sat.

November 30, 2018:

Saturday night’s (Dec. 1) featured pace at Cal-Expo is named for Dave Goldschmidt, who passed away of natural causes in July at the age of 62....read on

The Day The Racing Died

November 30, 2018:

It's a claim to fame he'd rather not have. Ten years ago today, driver Mario Charron won the last race ever held at the Montreal racetrack known in its heyday as Blue Bonnets....read on

Batavia Announces Holiday Late Closer

November 30, 2018:

Batavia Downs has announced today that a new late-closing series for horses that have raced at the track this year will be offered in December....read on

Breeders Lawsuit Returns To Court

November 30, 2018:

The civil lawsuit that a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders have filed against the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation over the cancellation of the former Slots at Racetracks Program returns to Ontario Superior Court next week....read on

Ohio Vets Discuss Out-Of-Comp. Testing

November 30, 2018:

A quintet of Ohio-based racetrack veterinarians provided the Ohio State Racing Commission members with their thoughts on out of competition testing at the OSRC’s monthly meeting on Thursday (Nov. 29) in Columbus....read on


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