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Lorentzon Not Resting On Her Laurels

February 5, 2020:

When trainer Anette Lorentzon enters a new year, her hope is to better her stable’s previous season’s results. She’s accomplished that goal each of the past five years, but acknowledges it gets more difficult as the successes pile up....read on

Florida HOF Announces Inductees

February 5, 2020:

The Florida chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced the 2020 inductees to the Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame....read on

CHRHF 2020 Nominations Due March 4

February 5, 2020:

The public is encouraged to participate in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2020 nomination process by submitting recommendations of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing....read on

No Mohawk Training Thursday

February 5, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform all horsepeople that training has been cancelled for Thursday morning (Feb. 6)....read on

Meadowlands 2020 Stakes Information

February 5, 2020:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have stated that horsepeople should be aware of particular details as the nomination deadline for the 2020 Grand Circuit stakes at the Meadowlands draws near....read on

O'Brien Voting Results Released

February 5, 2020:

Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2019 O'Brien Awards. The ceremony took place Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

Yes, That Was Daniel Plouffe

February 5, 2020:

Yes, that was Standardbred owner Daniel Plouffe in the winner’s circle at Gulfstream Park in Florida after Mucho Gusto won one of Thoroughbred racing’s marquee races, the $3-million Pegasus World Cup....read on

Phoos Girl Goes The Distance At London

February 4, 2020:

Seven-year-old Badlands Hanover mare Phoos Girl grabbed the front from the second tier and took her competitors around the track before capturing the $8,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 3 Pace at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Tuesday (Feb. 4)....read on

Jack Vernon Victorious At Dover Again

February 4, 2020:

Jack Vernon tasted victory yet again in the Winners Over/Open Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday night (Feb. 4)....read on

2019 O'Brien Award Photos

February 4, 2020:

The best in Canadian harness racing was honoured at the 2019 O'Brien Awards on Saturday night, and to honour those involved our first batch of photos from Saturday have now been posted online....read on

More Reactions From O'Brien Winners

February 4, 2020:

The crew from COSA TV was on hand at the 2019 O'Brien Awards this past Saturday (February 1) and caught up with some of the winning connections after the event....read on

Peggy Sue Swift At Miami Valley

February 4, 2020:

Five-year-old Donato Hanover mare Peggy Sue, named after the 1957 Buddy Holly tune, won the hearts of her current faithful followers on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 4) at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

MN Racing Awards Banquet Details

February 4, 2020:

Details have been released in regard to the upcoming annual Minnesota Harness Racing Awards Banquet, which will crown the state’s champion trotters and pacers from the 2019 season....read on

USTA Statement On Gov. Wolf Proposal

February 4, 2020:

On Tuesday, February 4, USTA President Russell Williams issued a response to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to redirect $200 million of existing tax dollars from the Race Horse Development Trust Fund....read on

The ‘Big M’s Valentine’s Day Plans

February 4, 2020:

The Meadowlands Racetrack wants you to spend your Valentine’s Day (Friday, Feb. 14) at the ‘Big M.’...read on

Saturday Pocono Card All Set

February 4, 2020:

This Saturday (Feb. 8), Standardbreds will take to the track at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono for the earliest seasonal opening of the track’s 55-year history....read on

Freehold Cancels Friday Card

February 4, 2020:

Freehold Raceway has announced that its card scheduled for Friday, February 7 has been cancelled....read on

New Vocations Stallion Auction Underway

February 4, 2020:

Officials with the New Vocations Stallion Auction have announced that the organization’s 22nd annual auction is currently underway....read on

OR Mare Purchase Program Now Capped

February 4, 2020:

On Tuesday (Feb. 4), Ontario Racing announced the Mare Purchase Program (MPP), designed to bolster the province’s breeding and racing industry through its Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Program (TIP), has concluded for the year....read on

Major Threat To Pennsylvania Racing

February 4, 2020:

Individuals throughout Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry reacted with alarm today (Tuesday, Feb. 4) to Governor Tom Wolf’s FY 2020-21 budget proposal, which seeks to raid $204 million from the Race Horse Development Trust Fund....read on

Update: Hitching Fee At Rideau

February 4, 2020:

Rideau Carleton Raceway’s 2020 meet of live racing is scheduled to get underway this coming Sunday (Feb. 9) and it has been announced that there is a possibility of a new hitching fee for also-rans over the course of the first eight cards of the meet....read on

Last Call For SBOA Stallion Auction

February 4, 2020:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association's annual online stallion auction is currently running and will end at 12:00 noon on Friday (Feb. 7)....read on

New GM At Kawartha Downs

February 4, 2020:

There will be a new face on the tarmac and in the grandstand at Kawartha Downs this year, as Orazio Valente, the general manager of track for the last three seasons, has moved on and been replaced at the Peterborough-area raceway....read on

Any Press Is Not Always Good Press

February 4, 2020:

"Securing and cultivating new revenue streams is imperative to horse racing's survival, we all know that. But it's become clear lately that defending ourselves from political attacks is equally important"...read on

Bettors Western Upsets In Preferred

February 3, 2020:

The photo finish camera came in handy to decide the winner in Monday’s $11,500 Preferred 2 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and when the verdict was handed in by the AGCO Judges it was Bettors Western who prevailed by a nose....read on

The Raceway Cancels Tuesday Training

February 3, 2020:

Due to mild temperatures and rain overnight, training has been cancelled for Tuesday, February 4 at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Pepsi Sweep For 'Team Baillargeon'

February 3, 2020:

Trainer Ben Baillargeon celebrated a pair of O’Brien Award scores on Saturday evening, and on Monday night he hauled home a set of scores in the opening leg of the Pepsi Trotting Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Roy Retains His Throne

February 3, 2020:

"You can be as good as you want...you won't be here tonight if you don't drive those good horses. I'm lucky that I have a lot of people that put [their] confidence in me. It helps me show my talent, but without that I couldn't be what I am."...read on

Claiming Mania At Miami Valley

February 3, 2020:

A total of 40 of the 73 starters survived the first elimination round of the popular Survivor Series for $5,000 male claiming pacers Monday at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Final Breath Wins Meadows Open

February 3, 2020:

Final Breath and Icanflylikeanangel staged a stirring duel for the final five eighths of the mile before Final Breath finally surged ahead to capture Monday’s $20,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Pocono Monday Qualifiers In The Books

February 3, 2020:

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono's 2020 racing season got off to a quick start at on Monday morning (Feb. 3), as Big Jim pacing mare Jossie James A, who was making her U.S. debut, won the first qualifier of the track’s meet in 1:54....read on

Top Flight Angel Looking To Soar

February 3, 2020:

“He’s grown up into a beautiful horse, so perfectly gaited, and he’s very easy to drive. He’s got a lot of brains. I want to race him until he makes a million dollars, then we’ll see where we are with him.”...read on

Another Stud Joining Maritime Ranks

February 3, 2020:

E L Rocket has been in the news as of late, as word recently broke that he has returned to Canada to stand stud in the Maritimes. It has now been announced that another stud is being introduced to the nation’s east-coast breeding ranks....read on

Indefinite Suspension Over Smartphone

February 3, 2020:

A Down Under Standardbred horseman has been handed an indefinite suspension after he refused to give his smartphone to a racing investigator when asked....read on

Encarnacion Kicks To Flamboro Win

February 2, 2020:

From second over, Encarnacion launched to the centre of the course moving to the final turn and delivered as the odds-on favourite in the $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot at Flamboro Downs on Sunday (Feb. 2)....read on

Atlantic Trot Stakeholder Meeting Feb. 8

February 2, 2020:

The PEI Standardbred Breeders Association is asking all members of the Atlantic Canadian trotting sector to come to a stakeholder meeting on February 8 at 1 p.m. at Red Shores' Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Rockin Mystery, Campbell Shine At Fraser

February 2, 2020:

Rod Therres trainee Rockin Mystery rolled clear of her competition to post a seven-length blowout in the $30,000 Lady Cloverdale Final at Fraser Downs on Sunday (Feb. 2), an afternoon which also saw driver Brandon Campbell win eight of the 12 races on the card....read on

No 'Trading' This Horse Of The Year

February 2, 2020:

"Sometimes when you see the video [of a yearling] you're not sure but he caught my eye right away. He caught my eye in the video, and he caught my eye when I saw the horse."...read on

Custard Lite Cuts The Mustard

February 2, 2020:

Custard Lite ($4.10) and driver Mike Hennessy proved to be too much to handle during Century Downs’ top-class pacing race on Sunday (Feb. 2), as the duo ground down the leader on the outer tier and went on to notch a 1:58.4 win in the $8,100 contest....read on

$3-Million Night At The Meadowlands

February 2, 2020:

The action at the Meadowlands has heated up in a big way of late, and the trend continued Saturday night (Feb. 1). Wagering on the 13-race card pushed past the $3-million mark for the second time this year, as $3,026,740 was put in play....read on

Bettor Memories Best At Yonkers

February 2, 2020:

Bettor Memories did it the hard way Saturday night (Feb. 1), as he ultimately prevailed in Yonkers Raceway’s $35,000 Preferred Handicap Pace after having charged into contention with a first-up foray....read on

'Easy Lover' Takes Mohawk Feature

February 1, 2020:

Sweeping to the front around the final turn, odds-on favourite Easy Lover Hanover strolled to a 1:51.4 victory in the featured $32,000 pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday (Feb. 1)....read on

Windsong Leo Wins Again

February 1, 2020:

Windsong Leo continued to roll on Saturday (Feb. 1), as he captured yet another victory in Miami Valley Raceway's top class....read on

2019 O'Brien Winners Announced

February 1, 2020:

On Saturday, February 1, Standardbred Canada announced the winners for the 2019 O’Brien Award at the 31st edition of the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala held at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

Catch The Wave Upsets At Buffalo

February 1, 2020:

Catch The Wave caught a huge opening in the passing lane and it propelled him to a stunning $42.40 victory on Saturday night (Feb. 1) in Buffalo Raceway's featured $11,000 Class 'AA' Pace....read on

Pocono Qualifiers Set

February 1, 2020:

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono is preparing for the earliest-ever opening of its 55-year history, as qualifying races are scheduled for this coming Monday and Tuesday....read on

Winter Blast Caps CDP Winter Meet

February 1, 2020:

Gaining command early in the mile, Winter Blast captured the feature event on the final card of the winter racing season at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday (Feb. 1)....read on

Statesman N Sweeps To Freehold Win

February 1, 2020:

Statesman N was bet down to favouritism in the Preferred Handicap Pace at Freehold Raceway on Saturday (Feb. 1) and lived up to his 8-5 billing, as he went on to win by a length....read on

2019 O'Brien Awards Coverage

February 1, 2020:

The 31st edition of the O’Brien Awards, celebrating and honouring the best in Canadian harness racing, took place on Saturday, February 1 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

SC Rewind: Hervé Has Arrived

February 1, 2020:

This week's Rewind is a special edition; all about the life and times of the great Hervé Arthur Filion. The timing is intended to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the birthday of this late harness racing icon who was born on February 1, 1940....read on


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