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Heated Pre-Turkey Action In Philly

November 25, 2020:

With Harrah’s Philadelphia not presenting a live program on American Thanksgiving Thursday afternoon, the trotters and the pacing mares both got turns in the racing spotlight, with each group having a $12,800 feature and an $11,600 co-feature on Wednesday (Nov. 25)....read on

Seadog Lady Dominant At The Meadows

November 25, 2020:

Seadog Lady, the 1-9 favourite, made shambles of the field Wednesday (Nov. 25) at The Meadows, drawing off as she pleased and capturing the featured $10,100 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace in a career-fastest 1:51.4 over a “good” surface....read on

New Strangles Cases In PEI

November 25, 2020:

On Wednesday (Nov. 25) the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission announced that three new clinical cases of strangles have been verified and are in the same stable as the initial case....read on

Ohio Stallion Registration Deadline Looming

November 25, 2020:

The deadline to renew Ohio-registered Standardbred stallions is Nov. 30, 2020 for the 2021 Ohio breeding season....read on

2021 USHWA Awards Banquet Cancelled

November 25, 2020:

The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) is formally announcing that, due to travel concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Dan Patch Awards Banquet, scheduled to be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort on Feb. 21, 2021, has been cancelled....read on

M1 Back With Booked Weekend

November 25, 2020:

When a track hosts “event programs” with marquee races such as the Meadowlands Pace and Hambletonian, it’s difficult to stack up a third card to match the other two in terms of excitement and impact....read on

Ohio Breeder's Awards Deadline Approaching

November 25, 2020:

The registration for mares bred in 2020 to be eligible for Ohio Breeder’s Awards must be post marked by Nov. 30. Registrations received with post marks after Nov. 30 will be charged a late fee....read on

Drivers Up For The 'Challenge'

November 25, 2020:

What would a win mean to Scott Wray and Bob McClure on the day of December 20? A little more than it usually does....read on

Michiana Classic Yearling Sale Complete

November 25, 2020:

Brookview Charm fetched the highest sale price from the 2020 Michiana Classic Yearling Sale, the final Standardbred yearling sale of the year....read on

$3K Guaranteed Pick 5 Wednesday At Batavia

November 25, 2020:

Batavia Downs has announced there will be a guaranteed pool of $3,000 for the Pick-5 wager on Wednesday (Nov. 25)....read on

'Westerngal' Wins Pompano Open

November 25, 2020:

Prairie Westerngal, stepping up a notch after a win last week in Open II company for fillies and mares, took top honours in a close photo finish to win the $11,500 Open Handicap for mares on Tuesday night (Nov. 24) at Pompano Park....read on

2020 HRBC Yearling Sale Complete

November 25, 2020:

Thirty yearlings were auctioned on Tuesday (Nov. 24) in the second and final session of the 2020 Harness Racing British Columbia Yearling And Mixed Sale hosted by onGait.com....read on

Power And Grace First At Flamboro

November 24, 2020:

Leading her competition through every step, Power And Grace maintained control to the finish to win the $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap Trot on Tuesday (Nov. 24) at Flamboro Downs....read on

Jazzy Judy, Big Al M Win DSBF

November 24, 2020:

It was all about jazz and an old farmer from Kent County for the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals for trotting two-year-olds on Tuesday (Nov. 24) at Dover Downs....read on

$20K Guaranteed Pick 5 Wednesday At Northfield

November 24, 2020:

MGM Northfield Park is providing bettors an opportunity for pay for their Thanksgiving meal, with all the trimmings, by announcing the addition of a $20,000 Pick-5 total pool guarantee for Wednesday (Nov. 25).

Beginning in Race 2, the $20,000 Pick-5 guaranteed total pool includes a carryover of $5,195....read on

Update On Woodbine's 2020 Meet

November 24, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment confirmed this evening (Nov. 24) that it continues to have productive conversations with senior levels of the Government of Ontario regarding the possibility of being permitted to complete the 2020 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Always Mindy Takes Saratoga Feature

November 24, 2020:

The $10,000 claim on Always Mindy continues to pay off for owner Greg Gardiner as the James McAssey trainee scored a victory in the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on closing day at Saratoga Casino Hotel Tuesday (Nov. 24)....read on

Even The Great Ones Get Beat

November 24, 2020:

“They’re animals not machines; people forget that. They all get beat sooner or later. Even Somebeachsomewhere lost.”...read on

Summer Charm Charges At The Meadows

November 24, 2020:

Hammered down to 1-5, Summer Charm justified the support with a front-end victory—her third straight—in Tuesday’s $17,900 Filly & Mare Open Handicap at The Meadows. It was one of six wins for Tony Hall—including three for trainer Scott Betts—on the 13-race card....read on

John Harmelink Passes

November 24, 2020:

Longtime harness racing industry participant John Harmelink of Sioux City, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at the age of 90....read on

TVG Winners Jump In Hambo/Crown Poll

November 24, 2020:

There were no newcomers in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown top 10 but TVG Series championship winners Kissin In The Sand, Bettors Wish, and Manchego all improved their positions....read on

Pompano Pick-5 Guarantee Advisory

November 24, 2020:

Pompano Park's Pick-5 wager went unscathed on Monday night and a carryover of near $8,000 has been the catalyst for a $30,000 Guaranteed pool for Tuesday's Pick-5 at South Florida's five-eighths mile oval....read on

Captain Trevor To Stand Stud

November 24, 2020:

Speedy stakes winner Captain Trevor will move from the racetrack to the breeding shed for the 2021 harness racing season....read on

Grand Circuit Set To Conclude For 2020

November 24, 2020:

The final stake for the 2020 Grand Circuit season is the $325,000 Progress Pace final, slated for this Wednesday (Nov. 25) at Dover Downs....read on

New Breeders Award Program In PEI

November 24, 2020:

The Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association has implemented a new Breeders Award for 2020....read on

Reaction To Woodbine's COVID Closure

November 24, 2020:

“They didn’t do enough due diligence and homework to understand what we’re doing. The decision was made without enough understanding of the Woodbine situation and the thousands of people that worked there in a COVID-free environment.”...read on

PCHC 2020 AGM Postponed

November 24, 2020:

As a result of the new COVID-19 rules in place for Prince Edward Island, the Prince County Horsemens' Club is forced to postpone its 2020 AGM originally scheduled for Dec. 1, 2020....read on

No Lou Zing Exceeds Expectations

November 24, 2020:

“My expectations were for him to be a good sire stakes horse, not at the level he’s at right now. The horse started out the year nicely, but they still were not against the top caliber. I did not expect to be where we are right now. This is very exciting.”...read on

Pompano Open To Muscles For Life

November 24, 2020:

Muscles For Life, the rugged seven-year-old son of Muscle Mass, scored a repeat win at Pompano Park on Monday night, taking top honours in the $11,500 Open Handicap Trot for Wally Hennessey in 1:54.3....read on

Six Straight For Oney Hall

November 23, 2020:

Extending his winning streak to six-in-a-row didn’t figure to be easy for Oney Hall considering he was moving up the Preferred level in his quest to do it, but he did it – and he did it impressively....read on

Joe Dimagio Tops BC's First Session

November 23, 2020:

Sixteen yearlings went through the virtual auction ring on Monday in the first session of the 2020 Harness Racing British Columbia Yearling And Mixed Sale hosted by onGait.com....read on

Bit Of Luck Powerful In Preferred

November 23, 2020:

Bit Of Luck was a winner in going away fashion in Monday’s $8,500 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Oak Grove Wraps Up Season

November 23, 2020:

Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel concluded their 2020 meet today, and the leading driver and trainer were presented with a trophy and a $1,000 cheque for their accomplishments....read on

Saratoga Open To Talbotcreekwhiskey

November 23, 2020:

Talbotcreekwhiskey emerged victorious in the final Open of the season at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Monday....read on

Eurobond Best In Plainridge Feature

November 23, 2020:

Eurobond took a while to grab the lead but when he did, it was for good and it paid off handsomely for his connections as he won the $25,000 Winners-Over trot at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Nov. 23)....read on

Shaw Scores Win No. 1,000

November 23, 2020:

Chris Shaw notched career win 1,000 at The Meadows when he piloted Pass The Vape to victory in Monday’s (Nov. 23) featured race, the $16,200 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Annual USTA Meeting To Be Held Online

November 23, 2020:

Due to travel concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 USTA Board of Directors annual meeting will not be held in person, but rather all board meetings and functions will be conducted exclusively online....read on

Rocky Boy Heads To Retirement

November 23, 2020:

A gritty gelding by Rocky Balboa for owners Marc Belanger and Stephane Beaudoin, the now 11-year-old Rocky Boy left the racetrack for the final time on Sunday (Nov. 22)....read on

WEG Requests Entries Be Made Online

November 23, 2020:

With COVID-19 numbers rising across the province, Woodbine Entertainment is asking Standardbred horsepeople to use Standardbred Canada's FREE online Self-Serve entry system to enter horses to race and to qualify....read on

Catch The Fire To Do Double Duty

November 23, 2020:

Sugar Valley Farm and the owners of Catch The Fire are excited to announce that the Adios victor will be joining the Sugar Valley Farm stallion roster for the 2021 season while also continuing his racing career....read on

Mohawk Training Sign Ups Available

November 23, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park’s Race Office would like to inform horsepeople that sign–up for training this Wednesday (Nov. 25) at Mohawk Park opens today at 3 p.m. (EST)....read on

Meadows Mandatory Hi-5 Projected To Hit $250K

November 23, 2020:

Tuesday’s (Nov. 24) Super Hi-5 jackpot at The Meadows will carry a mandatory payout. With the carryover already at $111,462.16, the final pool is projected to reach $250,000 or more. The last time The Meadows offered a mandatory Super Hi-5 payout, the pool ultimately exceeded $300,000....read on

$75K Guarantee On Mandatory Payout Hi-5

November 23, 2020:

The Wicked Hi-5 pentafecta wager has been one of the most popular bets offered at Plainridge Park since its introduction and also one of the toughest to hit. Since the last winning ticket was cashed here back in September, the carryover pool has now grown to $47,420 after the ninth race on Friday (Nov. 21). Now with the meet heading into the final week, the pool must be paid out....read on

Altered Holiday Draw Schedule For Batavia

November 23, 2020:

Horsemen racing at Batavia Downs should be aware of the following draw schedule change for the races on Saturday (Nov. 28).

The draw for Saturday (Nov. 28) will take place on Tuesday (Nov. 24) instead of on Wednesday (Nov. 25), with the entry box closing at 9 a.m. (EST). Driver choices and scratches must be received by the judges on Wednesday (Nov. 25) no later than 9:30 a.m. (EST)....read on

Make Some Waves Upsets Major Custard

November 23, 2020:

Trainer-driver Dave Kelly made some waves in the first of two $9,000 eliminations for the Western Canada Pacing Derby when his Sunshine Beach gelding Make Some Waves lighted the tote board in toppling Alberta sensation Major Custard on Sunday (Nov. 22) at Century Mile....read on

Major Hill Massive At Flamboro

November 22, 2020:

Driver Jonathan Drury could not get Major Hill to the pylons, but despite the overland mile the Carmen Auciello trainee hit the finish first in the $8,500 Horses & Geldings Preferred 3 Pace on Sunday (Nov. 22) at Flamboro Downs....read on

National Debt Delivers At Rideau

November 22, 2020:

Sent the even-money favourite, National Debt dashed to the lead and maintained control to the finish of the $9,200 Preferred Handicap Pace at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday (Nov. 22)....read on

Dealt A Winner Repeats At Philly

November 22, 2020:

Veteran campaigner Dealt A Winner overcame a post-8 dispatch and held his ground while under siege late to take Sunday's (Nov. 22) featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia, an $11,600 upper-level conditioned pace....read on

Berube, Richard Clinch 3R Titles

November 22, 2020:

Despite having recently moved his stable to Toronto and thus not having a single drive on Sunday's (Nov. 22) closing day card at Hippodrome 3R, Pascal Berube maintained his lead atop the driving standings — albeit narrowly — to take top honours over Stephane Brosseau, 52-51....read on

The Rev Delivers On Sunday

November 22, 2020:

With one final surge at the wire, The Rev stuck his nose in front to win the $2,900 Preferred Pace on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 22) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on


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