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Fan Of Terror Rebounds At Miami Valley

February 8, 2020:

After a winless month in January, Fan Of Terror (John DeLong) returned to his winning ways on Saturday night (Feb. 8) at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Kenneth Sommer Passes

February 8, 2020:

Longtime racehorse owner Kenneth Sommer, who kept horses with trainers including Virgil Morgan Jr. and Gregg McNair, has passed away....read on

Buffalo Repeat For Santana Beach

February 8, 2020:

Santana Beach topped the ticket again, fronting a "tropical trifecta" in Buffalo Raceway's featured $11,000 Class AA Pace on Saturday (Feb. 8)....read on

Cold Temps, Hot Start In Pocono Opening

February 8, 2020:

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono opened on Saturday night (Feb. 8), the earliest seasonal start in the 55 years of racing at the track. But while the temperature hung around the freezing mark, the competition on the oval was hot, mainly in the first preliminary leg of two sections of the track’s Game Of Claims Pacing Series....read on

A Lesson In Adversity And Perseverance

February 8, 2020:

Chantal Mitchell certainly won't forget her first O'Brien Awards experience any time soon....read on

The Big Muscle, Drinkin Again Victorious

February 8, 2020:

The Preferred Handicap Trot and the Preferred Handicap Pace served as the co-features on the 13-race Freehold Raceway card on Saturday (Feb. 8). One proved a tale of continued dominance, another was an underdog story....read on

Vets Oppose Horse Racing Integrity Act

February 8, 2020:

“Vets want what’s best for the horse, not their pocketbooks.”...read on

NAHU Announces Handicapping Contests

February 8, 2020:

North American Harness Update (NAHU) has announced a weekly handicapping contest presented by Bow River Jewelry that will run through most of the 2020 season....read on

Soho Lennon Brings Win Streak To Open

February 8, 2020:

On any given day when Soho Lennon comes off the track after training, Doug Dilloian, Jr. knows there could be a delay in getting back to the barn....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1990s

February 8, 2020:

This week's edition of 'Rewind' takes readers back to the decade of the 1990's in the monthly offering of Years Ago. Robert Smith has assembled a few old photos as well as some short stories on the people and happenings from back then....read on

'Hallmark Greetings' At The O'Briens

February 8, 2020:

It’s become a tradition to have some form of ‘entertaining’ video during the dinner at the O’Brien Awards Gala....read on

McNair Set For Woodbine Racing Live

February 8, 2020:

To say driver Doug McNair has enjoyed a quick start to the 2020 season would be a gross understatement....read on

Faves Dominates Big M Program

February 8, 2020:

A new post time of 6:55 p.m. and new betting choices highlighted the action at the Meadowlands Friday night, and despite no horse paying off at double-digit odds through the first nine races, the payoffs for the 20-cent Pick-5, 20-cent Pick-6 and Early 50-cent Pick-4 were all extremely attractive....read on

Go Nine O Clinches Cloverdale Title

February 8, 2020:

Trainer Kelly Hoerdt had power in numbers in Friday’s $30,000 Cloverdale Pace Final at Fraser Downs, but not many expected Hoerdt’s Go Nine O to rise to the occasion....read on

Kaitlyn N Sweeps By Them All

February 7, 2020:

A last-to-first Kaitlyn N picked off her four rivals Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Miami Main Event To Checks On The Way

February 7, 2020:

Checks On The Way destroyed a field of classy distaffers in the $24,000 Mares Open Pace at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night. Her 1:51.2 clocking, in her first start back after a two-month break, was two full seconds faster than any of the previous five Friday night features thus far in the meet....read on

Pompano To Race Next Season

February 7, 2020:

Pompano Park, in the midst of a successful 2019-2020 racing season, has announced that an agreement has been reached by The Isle Pompano Park and The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association to conduct a 126-night racing season in 2020-2021....read on

Schedule Set For S-Bred Horse Shows

February 7, 2020:

Organizers with the Ontario Standardbred Horse Show Series are gearing up for another great show season, and they’ve released details of this year’s schedule....read on

Meadows Main Event To Mister Spot A

February 7, 2020:

Mister Spot A dogged the leader, Yankee Roller A, for more than one-half mile, put him away in the lane and went on to capture Friday’s feature at The Meadows, a $16,500 Conditioned Pace....read on

Pridecrest Back In Cal Expo Open

February 7, 2020:

Pridecrest, a coast-to-coast victor in his most recent appearance at the head of the class, gets the marquee treatment in Saturday evening’s $7,400 Open Trot at Cal Expo....read on

David Wright Passes

February 7, 2020:

Longtime harness racing industry participant David Clark Wright aka 'Buddy' Wright passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital in London, Ont., surrounded by his chosen family and friends, on February 3, 2020 in his 78th year....read on

"Everything Fell Into Place"

February 7, 2020:

As you read this, horseman Gilles Barrieau will be in Florida, enjoying the sun and possibly a cold beverage. Many would agree that he's earned it....read on

Rideau Returns With Major News

February 7, 2020:

As live harness racing returns to the nation's capital this weekend, officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have announced the return of a major event to the 2020 schedule....read on

Reactions From O'Briens Hosts

February 7, 2020:

"You have to keep it fresh because probably about 60 percent of the people who come out come out every year...we want to make it entertaining. It's a great night to celebrate Canadian harness racing but it's also about having a good time, too."...read on

A Laughing Matter

February 7, 2020:

"We kind of laugh every time the announcer says the name because you would think he’d be at the rear of the pack. But he’s doing OK. He’s got a lot of heart. He doesn’t like to lose."...read on

Dover Main Event To Backstreet Shadow

February 6, 2020:

After disappointing as the odds-on favourite in last week’s first start off the shelf, Backstreet Shadow went down the road in Thursday’s follow-up assignment in the $32,500 Preferred Handicap for pacers at Dover Downs....read on

Flamboro Feature To Buttermilk Hanover

February 6, 2020:

Fans at Flamboro Downs love Buttermilk Hanover, and Buttermilk Hanover seems to be just as fascinated with Flamboro Downs....read on

Club Belvedere Upsets In Wine & Roses

February 6, 2020:

All eyes – and a whole bunch of money – were focused on heavily-favoured Northern Royale in Thursday’s second leg of the Wine & Roses Trotting Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park, but that one was upended by Club Belvedere....read on

Calvin LaQuan Harris Passes

February 6, 2020:

Standardbred horseman Calvin LaQuan Harris passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the age of 25....read on

Robert Irving Passes

February 6, 2020:

Standardbred breeder/owner/horseman Robert Gould Irving, 80, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020, in Bangor, Maine, surrounded by his family....read on

Bruce Kearns Passes

February 6, 2020:

It has been announced that Standardbred racehorse breeder Bruce Lawrence Kearns, 81, of Wayne, Pennsylvania., passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020....read on

NYSS Releases 2019 Breeders Awards

February 6, 2020:

The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund has released annual Breeders Awards for the 2019 racing season, totalling $1 million....read on

Two Mares, One Hip Number

February 6, 2020:

To paraphrase horse owner Mark Weaver, everything old is new again. Weaver, part of the Weaver Bruscemi partnership that owns horses with trainer Ron Burke, is resurrecting the practice of offering two horses — at the same time — for sale at auction....read on

Royal Mistress Thriving In The Sun

February 6, 2020:

Royal Mistress made 81 career starts before heading south of the border in December to test her luck stateside. Given the lines she’s produced since she made the trip, Royal Mistress is probably happy that she made the trek....read on

Freehold Announces Double Draw

February 6, 2020:

Officials with Freehold Raceway have announced that the race office will be holding an upcoming double draw in effort to fill a three-date race week....read on

James ‘Jim’ Sizer Passes

February 6, 2020:

It has been announced that James Allan Sizer passed peacefully at the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, in his 84th year....read on

Overview Of ‘Big M’ Wagering Changes

February 6, 2020:

The Meadowlands Racetrack has outlined all of the changes that fans and handicappers can expect when they tune into ‘Big M’ racing starting this Friday (Feb. 7)....read on

The O’Briens: A Night To Remember!

February 6, 2020:

Saturday, February 1 was a night to remember as Standardbred Canada honoured and recognized the 2019 Canadian harness racing champions at the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

MSOA Unveils ‘Straight From The Gate’

February 6, 2020:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) has introduced a live video feature to help fans get up close and personal with horsemen and horsewomen at the Meadows....read on

2020 Goshen Yearling Sale Details

February 6, 2020:

The Goshen Yearling Sale has released information in regard to the 2020 edition of its annual event....read on

February's Calendar Photographer

February 6, 2020:

Jackie McManus of Komoka, Ont., a regular contributor to Standardbred Canada’s Heart of Harness Racing Calendar, captured this picturesque photo of the sun setting at Hiawatha Horse Park in Sarnia, Ont., during a post parade....read on

Lifetime Mark For Major Occasion A

February 5, 2020:

Major Occasion A ($2.80) impressed in Wednesday's (Feb. 5) $27,500 Mares Open at Dover Downs, as he mounted a powerful charge up the backstretch en route to a four and three-quarter-length victory....read on

Lougazi Charges, Wins Buffalo Trot

February 5, 2020:

Lougazi continued to use his patented late charge to the wire, and once again it paid off in a victory as he captured the $13,000 Open Trot on Wednesday night (Feb. 5) at Buffalo Raceway....read on

'Herbie' Surges; 'Victor' Wins 60th

February 5, 2020:

Despite traffic trouble early and slowly developing cover in the middle stages, Sizzlen Hot Herbie ($5.60) proved able to overcome those obstacles for a narrow 1:59 win in Wednesday's (Feb. 5) featured $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Kelly's Star Shining Bright

February 5, 2020:

"It's a little bit more of a smaller pond but you can make a name for yourself, and you have a little bit more of an opportunity out there. There's a bit more pressure here in Ontario...you can hone your craft."...read on

Officially My Way Repeats At Meadows

February 5, 2020:

Officially My Way had it her way on the front end and went on to tally her second consecutive victory during Wednesday’s (Feb. 5) feature at The Meadows, a $12,400 conditioned pace for fillies and mares....read on

Hervey Winners Featured On 'Post Time'

February 5, 2020:

Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce the line-up for Thursday morning (Feb. 6) at 10:30 a.m. Mike Bozich and Michael Carter will be joined by Derick Giwner and Melissa Keith....read on

Freehold Preferred Handicaps Saturday

February 5, 2020:

Freehold Raceway will host a 13-race program this Saturday (Feb. 8) that will feature full fields in every race. The co-headliners will be the Preferred Handicap Pace and the Preferred Handicap Trot....read on

Last Call For Equine Guelph Course

February 5, 2020:

Whether at the track or farm, accidents and injuries can happen anywhere, at any time. When minutes count, we need to know how to make the most of every second. It is essential that everyone involved with horse racing learn how to administer first aid....read on

Reminder: COSA AGM Tonight

February 5, 2020:

Officials with the Central Ontario Standardbred Association have announced the details surrounding the organization’s upcoming annual general meeting....read on


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