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Alberta Working On Return Strategy

April 8, 2021:

In the face of continued COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta, the province's horse racing industry is currently working with health officials in an effort to create a return-to-racing plan....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

April 8, 2021:

The publicity department for the Grand Circuit has sent its weekly recap and preview of racing on the Grand Circuit....read on

Chase The Ace Upsets In B.C.

April 7, 2021:

Jodi Loftus' Chase The Ace ($12.50) made her five-year-old debut a winning one, blitzing past fives-on favourite Cusdmagicdragon at the top of the stretch en route to a decisive 1:55.4 score in Wednesday's (April 7) $12,000 Fillies and Mares Open at Fraser Downs....read on

Get Legs Rebounds In Brennan

April 7, 2021:

Get Legs entered last week's opening round of John Brennan Trotting Series at Yonkers Raceway with eight wins in nine starts at The Meadowlands, but miscued over the sloppy going and had to settle for third. He made no such miscues this Wednesday (April 7) though, cruising to a 1:55.2 victory in second-round action....read on

No Stopping 'Ellie' At Buffalo

April 7, 2021:

Once Ellieonthemove got moving, there was no stopping her as she romped to a 1-3/4-length win over Laughing Emoji N in Buffalo Raceway's featured $9,000 Class A-Open Pace for fillies and mares on Wednesday night (April 7)....read on

From Sportsman's Park To Stocks

April 7, 2021:

"All of sports betting, all of playing poker, and all of options trading is making sure you're betting against someone you're smarter than."...read on

Woodbine Thoroughbred Meet Postponed

April 7, 2021:

As a result of the Provincial State of Emergency declared Wednesday (April 7) by the Government of Ontario, which includes a province-wide 28-day stay-at-home order effective Thursday (April 8) at 12:01 a.m., Woodbine Entertainment announced that the 2021 Thoroughbred Meet at Woodbine Racetrack has been postponed....read on

Training Suspended At Mohawk

April 7, 2021:

As a result of the Provincial State of Emergency declared today by the Government of Ontario, Woodbine Entertainment announced that training at Woodbine Mohawk Park will be suspended immediately....read on

Surreal Feeling Scores At Saratoga

April 7, 2021:

Surreal Feeling had little difficulty going wire to wire in the $11,000 Winners-Over Mare Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Wednesday (April 7)....read on

Filly Speaks Scores; Burke Wins Five

April 7, 2021:

Filly Speaks was all out to do it, but she captured her second-consecutive series win— and fourth overall—in the Ruby Cook Memorial Pace on Wednesday (April 7) at The Meadows. Peep N Weep took a similar narrow victory in the other $12,500 second-leg division of the event for three-year-old pacing fillies....read on

Prospects On Display At Philadelphia

April 7, 2021:

Developing younger horses were featured on Wednesday afternoon (April 7) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, with an $11,200 event for both pacing and trotting males....read on

EIPH Program To New Brunswick

April 7, 2021:

Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick wish to announce the availability of furosemide to control exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH)....read on

2021 COSA Fantasy Stable Open

April 7, 2021:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association and TROT Magazine are pleased to announce the second annual COSA Fantasy Stable Contest....read on

Pair Of Schnittker Pupils Dazzle

April 7, 2021:

A pair of horses trained by Ray Schnittker and driven by Mark MacDonald turned heads during Wednesday morning (April 7) qualifiers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with Splash Brother and Billy Flynn winning by a combined 36-and-a-quarter lengths....read on

Carl Arnett Passes

April 7, 2021:

Carl Arnett of Medina, N.Y. passed away on Saturday, April 3 at his home surrounded by his wife and two children....read on

John Hutchins Passes

April 7, 2021:

John Stephenson Hutchins passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Friday, March 26 at Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) in Midland, Ontario....read on

Tiger 'Real Excited' For Charlie May

April 7, 2021:

“I want to make a stamp on the national scene, but I’m not going to go through it just to do it. I’m not going to go to the Meadowlands Pace to be 30-1 and hope I’m fifth. If we’re going to those kinds of races we’re going to go because we’re bringing a howitzer. We’re not going with a squirt gun.”...read on

Hambletonian Society April 15 Stakes Notice

April 7, 2021:

The Hambletonian Society has issued a reminder for all those making stakes payments to the 2021 events as the April deadline approaches....read on

McWicked's Book Full And Closed

April 7, 2021:

Winbak Farm of Canada has announced that McWicked’s book is now full and closed....read on

'Believer', 'Muscles' Win Pompano Features

April 7, 2021:

Casies Believer and Muscles For Life were victorious as Pompano Park offered twin $11,500 features on Tuesday night (April 6)....read on

GSI Gets New Look

April 6, 2021:

Greg Schuler Interactive (GSI), the largest advertising agency serving the harness racing industry, has launched a redesigned website. According to Greg Schuler, who owns the company with his wife, Barbara, “it has to be about the sixth new look in our 11 years in business.”

The site’s URL is gregschulerinteractive.com....read on

Richard Manders Passes

April 6, 2021:

Richard Manders of Watford, Ont., a long-time Standardbred owner, breeder, and former trainer-driver, passed away on Sunday, March 28....read on

Dunn Sweeps Weiss Divisions

April 6, 2021:

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono hosted its first Tuesday card of the year on April 6, with the spotlight on three $17,500 divisions of the first preliminary of the Bobby Weiss Series for three-year-old trotting fillies. And all three divisions finished the same way – with the red, black, and white colors of two-time Driver of the Year Dexter Dunn going under the wire first with the winner....read on

Its A Herbie Impresses On Comeback

April 6, 2021:

After a two month absence, Its A Herbie returned to the Miami Valley winner’s circle following Tuesday (April 6) afternoon’s $20,000 Open Trot....read on

Standardbred Support Payments Announced

April 6, 2021:

On Tuesday (April 6) Ontario Racing issued a notice to the harness racing industry regarding support payments for the cancelled race cards that were slated to be conducted at The Raceway at the Western Fair District, Rideau Carleton Raceway and Woodbine Mohawk Park earlier this month....read on

Final Borgata Leg Set For Monday

April 6, 2021:

The preliminary rounds of the MGM Borgata Pacing Series conclude on Monday night (April 12) at Yonkers Raceway with three $40,000 divisions in races four, five, and six....read on

Macheasy A Makes It Look Easy

April 6, 2021:

Trainer Rob Harmon only brings a handful of horses to Saratoga Casino Hotel to compete. When he does, it is usually Open participants that come to town for the veteran conditioner....read on

Tricky Tooshie Passes

April 6, 2021:

It is with great sadness that Hanover Shoe Farms announces that millionaire pacing mare and 2019 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee Tricky Tooshie p,1:52.1 ($1,005,556) has passed away at the age of 31....read on

SC Field Rep Tichenoff Retires

April 6, 2021:

After almost 30 years of service, Wilma Tichenoff has decided to retire from her role as Standardbred Canada Field Representative....read on

Anderson To Hambletonian Society Board

April 6, 2021:

At the Annual Winter Meeting of the Directors of the Hambletonian Society David H. Anderson, Ernest M. Gaskin and David H. McDuffee were appointed to fill vacancies on the Society Board....read on

Western Fame Sold

April 6, 2021:

One of the most accomplished pacing stallions currently racing, Western Fame will now compete for new owners after being sold on Tuesday (April 6)....read on

Sandbetweenmytoes Returns

April 6, 2021:

Last year's upset Breeders Crown winner Sandbetweenmytoes made his first racetrack appearance of 2021 during a qualifier at Harrah’s Philadelphia Tuesday, and interestingly, he finished in the same position as in his last race but on the opposite side of the track....read on

GCGC Sale Approved Under Investment Canada Act

April 6, 2021:

On Monday (April 5) Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced that Raptor Acquisition Corp. has received approval under the Investment Canada Act for the acquisition of Great Canadian, pursuant to a previously announced plan of arrangement....read on

Tioga, Vernon Give To The Community

April 6, 2021:

In conjunction with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and the Food Bank of Central New York, both Vernon Downs Casino Hotel and Tioga Downs Casino Resort recently hosted events to provide the community with free, nutritious meals during this difficult time when many are struggling....read on

Ideal Feeling Repeats At Pompano

April 6, 2021:

Ideal Feeling, handled by Kevin Wallis, scored a repeat win in Pompano Park's $11,000 Open Handicap Pace on Monday night (April 5)....read on

MGM Borgata Continues At Yonkers

April 5, 2021:

This Is The Plan, Western Joe and Leonidas A scored victories in the trio of $40,000 divisions of the fourth leg of the MGM Borgata Pacing Series on Monday night at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Miami Valley Hosts Hackett Elims

April 5, 2021:

The Ohio-sired stakes season kicked off at Miami Valley Raceway on Monday with a pair of $15,000 James K. Hackett Memorial eliminations determining the nine sophomore pacing filly finalists. They will compete next week for a $40,000 championship purse....read on

Robert 'Bob' Burgess Passes

April 5, 2021:

Longtime harness racing industry participant and Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer Robert 'Bob' Burgess, Q.C. of Rockwood, Ont. passed away on Saturday, April 3 at the age of 85....read on

Gruden Grabs Victory At Saratoga

April 5, 2021:

Sent the 8-5 favourite, Gruden took the pocket spot and capitalized off the trip to take the $12,000 Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Monday (April 5)....read on

Pacing Fillies Fight In Weiss Opener

April 5, 2021:

Driver Marcus Miller, trainer Les Givens, and sire Always B Miki all had three winners on the Monday afternoon (April 5) card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and their intersection was the sophomore pacing filly Incaseyoudidntknow, whose 1:52.4 victory was the fastest of four divisions in the first preliminary of Bobby Weiss Series action for her group....read on

HOF Announces Breeding Recipient

April 5, 2021:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (CHRHF) today announced that Gavin Christie of Perth, Ont. and his mare, She Can Dance have been selected to receive a special breeding to Jimmy Freight, to benefit the Hall of Fame....read on

Bill Vallandingham Passes

April 5, 2021:

California harness racing Hall-of-Famer Bill Vallandingham passed away Sunday due to complications from a lung transplant he had seven years ago. He was 74....read on

Fighting For Funding In B.C.

April 5, 2021:

Officials with Harness Racing B.C. and the province's thoroughbred industry recently met with government officials in an attempt to secure added funding....read on

David Ahern Passes

April 5, 2021:

Longtime harness racing industry participant David Ahern of Omemee, Ont. passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the age of 77....read on

Stag Party Offered At Special Discount

April 5, 2021:

Stag Party (p, 2, 1:50.4s; 2, 1:52.3h [$962,645]), is standing his second season at Winbak Farm of Ontario. Due to unforeseen consequences of COVID-19, his connections have decided to offer 2021 breeders a 25 percent discount....read on

Rideau’s Resident Character

April 4, 2021:

Emil ‘Mimi’ Toth has competed at Rideau Carleton Raceway for nearly the last five decades, making himself a popular fixture as a trainer-driver at the Ottawa oval....read on

Rich And Miserable Rolls At Pocono

April 4, 2021:

Rich And Miserable, the 2019 Trotter of the Year at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, moved even closer to $500,000 in career earnings with a 1:54.2 victory in the $11,200 featured event on the Sunday twilight card....read on

Wallace On Hall Of Fame Nominations

April 4, 2021:

Horse racing was not on Ben Wallace’s radar for a life path, let alone a 50-year training career. But the winds of chance carried the Kitchener, Ont. native away from his life as an athlete into what became and continues to be a storied career....read on

Power And Grace Aptly Named

April 4, 2021:

"She just does it all on her own.... You don't have to worry about if she's going to go on a run or anything on the first turn because she can trot the turn so well. She's kind of like driving a big stock car."...read on

'Stride' Colossal In Big M Feature

April 4, 2021:

Colossal Stride A was wound up early in the Saturday night (April 3) feature at The Meadowlands, so his driver Dexter Dunn had to change the game plan....read on


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