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Hudson Phil In The Groove

September 18, 2020:

“It takes a few starts to get in a groove when you’re racing at that higher echelon. He seems to be there now.”...read on

Blue-Blooded Colt Aims To Stay 'Perfect'

September 18, 2020:

“A long time ago, I said I think this is going to be the best horse I ever trained. So far, so good.”...read on

Magee Appointed Woodbine Board Chair

September 18, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Christine Magee as Chair effective immediately....read on

Brookview Bullet Almost As Fast As One

September 18, 2020:

Brookview Bullet turned in an impressive effort to capture the featured event of the evening, the $79,500 Indiana Sires Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings, at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, September 17....read on

Gearing Up For NCAD

September 18, 2020:

This weekend, the Canadian harness racing community will be recognizing the hard work and dedication of the caretakers in the industry as National Caretaker Appreciation Day events and efforts take place from today, September 18 through September 20....read on

2020 Ohio Selected Jug Sale Complete

September 18, 2020:

Standardbreds by highly sought-after first crop sires, coupled with a considerable increase in auction attendance, resulted in Friday’s (Sept. 18) Ohio Selected Jug Sale enjoying a 17.4 percent increase in average over last year’s figures....read on

Rookies Rumble In Grassroots

September 18, 2020:

All four of the winners in Thursday night’s two-year-old pacing colt Grassroots action at Woodbine Mohawk Park picked up their second victory of the Ontario Sires Stakes program and marked themselves as horses to be reckoned with heading into the postseason....read on

Sophist Scores In Charlottetown Feature

September 17, 2020:

Rallying from the back of the field, Sophist claimed the pacing feature of the evening Thursday at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Archer Nabs Training Hat Trick At Rideau

September 17, 2020:

The stable of trainer Mandy Archer continues to put up solid numbers at Rideau Carleton Raceway, and Thursday evening’s card saw the conditioner manufacture a three-win performance on the 10-race card....read on

Mohawk Million Entries Due Today

September 17, 2020:

The march to the Mohawk Million is entering the final stage with slot owners required to finalize the two-year-old trotter that will race in their slot by Monday (Sept. 21) at 12 p.m....read on

Girl Power On Display At Plainridge

September 17, 2020:

A pair of four-year-old mares won co-featured $12,000 distaff paces at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon, each employing a different strategy to get the job done....read on

Flamboro Cancels; OSS & Prospect Rescheduled

September 17, 2020:

Officials at Flamboro Downs were forced to cancel Thursday's card of racing after Race 3 due to an electrical fire in one of the track's light standards....read on

Hawthorne Set For Night of Champions

September 17, 2020:

The best in the state of Illinois will be on the track Saturday as 11 stakes races will be contested for Night of Champions at Hawthorne. Although temps are expected to be cool, conditions look to be dry on Saturday as many divisional honors are on the line....read on

Open Score For Custom Cantab

September 17, 2020:

Custom Cantab, a million dollar winner and the only mare in a field of talented male trotters, captured the first Open event of the recently started Hollywood Dayton meet on Thursday afternoon....read on

SBOANJ Reacts To Integrity Act

September 17, 2020:

The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey is aware of the recently introduced Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Act and welcomes collaboration among all horse racing participants....read on

Fraser Race Dates Finalized

September 17, 2020:

As the return to the racetrack for qualifiers at Fraser Downs is slated for Friday morning, a date for a return to live harness racing later this month is now confirmed....read on

Ohio Jug Sale Enjoys Robust Show Day

September 17, 2020:

Hundreds of harness horse owners and trainers descended upon the Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center in Circleville, Ohio on Thursday to inspect over 270 yearlings being offered in tomorrow’s (Sept. 18) Ohio Selected Jug Sale....read on

Philly Feature To Scirocco Rob

September 17, 2020:

On Thursday, September 17 at Harrah's Philadelphia, Explosive Matter gelding Scirocco Rob made two moves before posting a 1:53.1 victory in the track's $14,400 top-level trot....read on

Steve Wiseman Day At Running Aces

September 17, 2020:

Running Aces and Minnesota Harness Racing, Inc. are hosting a special day for driver Steve Wiseman this Saturday (Sept. 19) during live racing....read on

'Big M' Exotics In The Spotlight

September 17, 2020:

Last weekend, the Meadowlands Racetrack saw plenty of action on a pair of popular multi-leg wagers, which was the result of sizable carryovers. Fans of 'Big M' racing will have similar opportunities on a pair of prominent puzzles this week when racing resumes Friday (Sept. 18) at 7:15 p.m....read on

‘Alumni Show’ Interviews Lear

September 17, 2020:

The most recent edition of the Harness Racing Alumni Show is now available for listening....read on

SBOANJ 2020 Election Information

September 17, 2020:

It has been announced that the 2020 SBOANJ election will take place on November 16, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and in the interest of safety, the annual open meeting has been cancelled....read on

Like Father, Like Son

September 17, 2020:

It’s common for several members of one family to work in the same industry. It’s certainly not uncommon for members of one family to have the same job....read on

Meadows Super Hi-5 Building

September 17, 2020:

The jackpot for Friday’s Super Hi-5 at The Meadows has grown to $24,658.78....read on

Lady Dela Renta A Feeling At Home

September 17, 2020:

“What really got me into buying more horses was I have three kids. When we turn the TV on to watch the horses race, they would say, ‘daddy, there’s your horse.’ I would say, ‘no, this horse is all of ours.’ That’s priceless."...read on

Grant Enjoying Time With 'Ramona'

September 17, 2020:

Brad Grant watched Ramona Hill’s August Hambletonian win at the Meadowlands Racetrack from his home in Ontario because of COVID-19 international travel restrictions. But now Grant, one of Ramona Hill’s six owners, is getting to spend some quality time with the filly in his own backyard at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Prepping For 'Super Sunday' At H3R

September 17, 2020:

Quebec’s top two and three-year-old trotters and pacers will be on display at the Hippodrome 3R on Friday (Sept. 18) as the youngsters prep for 'Super Sunday' next week....read on

Sires Stakes To Northside Saturday

September 17, 2020:

The last two-year-old pacing filly Atlantic Sires Stakes leg of 2020 is set to take place at Northside Downs this Saturday (Sept. 19)....read on

USTA Calls On Its Membership

September 17, 2020:

On Thursday, September 17, the United States Trotting Association issued a call to its members in regard to new legislation entitled the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 (S. 4547)....read on

Faces Of Racing: Shanisty Andres

September 17, 2020:

“I think the most important thing is not to look at them as a dollar sign but as a horse. The horse doesn’t know whether you paid $3,000 for it or $30,000. It’s your job to help it reach its best, either way.”...read on

Somethingbeautiful Stays Undefeated

September 17, 2020:

Somethingbeautiful solidified her divisional dominance in the Hoosier State's two-year-old pacing filly ranks as she turned in a dazzling 1:52.2 performance — her sixth consecutive victory — in her Indiana Sires Stakes event on Wednesday (Sept. 16) at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino....read on

Navigating Racing Post-Pandemic

September 16, 2020:

In Wednesday's (Sept. 16) "Stronger Together" session, Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson indicated that he is "confident that racing is in a good place in Ontario," and that its footprint in the global wagering marketplace can only improve despite some significant challenges in the past six months....read on

Northfield To Host Signature Finals

September 16, 2020:

MGM Northfield Park will host this year’s Signature Series finals on Wednesday (Sept. 23). The trot and pace final will each carry a purse of $10,000....read on

Charmbo Brie Smokes Elora Foes

September 16, 2020:

Charmbo Brie ($9.80) used a strong first-over push to overcome the second row and win Wednesday's (Sept. 16) featured $8,500 Preferred 3 for distaff pacers at Grand River Raceway....read on

Before I Die Lives Large At Batavia

September 16, 2020:

It’s not too often a nine-year-old goes the race of a lifetime, but that’s just what Before I Die did in the $8,500 Open I Handicap Trot at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening (Sept. 16)....read on

Northfield Announces Fall Late Closers

September 16, 2020:

Northfield Park has announced the dates of four fall late closing series. All of the newly added late closers are for non-winners of two pari-mutuel races (Ohio-breds non-winners of three) or $20,000 lifetime through Sept. 30....read on

Minnesota Three-Peat For Mandeville

September 16, 2020:

The featured event on the Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 16) program at Running Aces was the $9,000 Open Handicap Trot. Heavy 2-5 favourite Mandeville (Nick Roland) was looking to extend a two-race winning streak after 22 days rest, and he succeeded in that very endeavour....read on

Drama Act Equals Keystone Record

September 16, 2020:

Drama Act overcame post eight to score easily in 1:50, matching the stakes record in Wednesday’s (Sept. 16) $63,550 Keystone Classic for three-year-old pacing fillies at The Meadows....read on

Pelling Looks For Big Day At Freehold

September 16, 2020:

The final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes-Standardbred Development Fund for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings will headline the Saturday card (Sept. 19) at Freehold Raceway, along with a tough renewal of the Preferred Handicap Pace. Both races will go through trainer Brett Pelling....read on

Guilty Pleas In Federal Indictments

September 16, 2020:

Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that two defendants each pled guilty today (Sept. 16) to conspiring to unlawfully distribute adulterated and misbranded drugs for the purpose of doping racehorses....read on

Caretakers: The Foundation Of The Industry

September 16, 2020:

Caretakers are the foundation of the horse racing industry. The horses are totally dependent on those who care for them around the clock, 365 days a year, and a caretaker is the first and often the last person the horse sees each day....read on

Delishka N Captures Philly Feature

September 16, 2020:

Bettors Delight mare Delishka N made a pace-controlling move in front of the stands the first time, then held off a wall of challengers the second time around to win the $14,400 featured distaff pace at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 16) in 1:51....read on

KY Fair Program Announces Updates

September 16, 2020:

With a significant increase in fair participation this year, the Kentucky Sire Stakes Advisory Panel has decided to make exciting enhancements to the KY Fair Program for 2021....read on

Ross Curran Passes

September 16, 2020:

Ross Arthur Curran passed away peacefully at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital on Monday, September 14, 2020 at the age of 83....read on

Bettors Wish To Stand At Diamond Creek Of PA In 2021

September 16, 2020:

Diamond Creek Farm is excited to announce the addition of champion pacer Bettors Wish to its already stellar stud roster....read on

Winbak's Ontario Select Videos Posted

September 16, 2020:

Winbak Farm will be selling 45 yearlings in the Ontario Select Yearling Sale on October 17. The sale will be held at Winbak Farm of Ontario....read on

Leamington 'Capping Contest Update

September 16, 2020:

Leamington track announcer Nathan Bain maintained his commanding lead on Ontario Racing handicapper Nicholas 'Ace' Barnsdale in the $500 Leamington Raceway Handicapping Challenge this past Sunday (Sept. 13)....read on

Faves Deliver At Hoosier

September 16, 2020:

A quartet of Indiana Sires Stakes divisions for juvenile trotters highlighted the Tuesday, September 15 card at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The divisions were ruled by favourites, as the public's choices delivered in all four splits....read on

Bax On His Thursday OSS Starters

September 16, 2020:

"She (Lifeintheslammer) went that one good race and showed us that the potential is there. She’s got a mind of her own, but talent, definitely."...read on

Rave Reviews For TheHorsePortal.ca

September 16, 2020:

Equine Guelph has announced that its new online courses on TheHorsePortal.ca have received 100 per cent positive feedback....read on


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