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Meadowlands Reopening to Fans

June 29, 2020:

The Meadowlands Racetrack will reopen its doors to fans this Thursday (July 2) when onsite simulcasting and sports wagering is allowed to resume in New Jersey. Per the Executive Order 157, the grandstand will open to 25 per cent capacity....read on

Gaitway 'Baby Races' Continue

June 29, 2020:

Gaitway Farm in New Jersey played host to 16 qualifying races on Monday (June 29), ten of which were devoted to two-year-olds looking to get their careers off on the right hoof....read on

Mohawk Training Sign-Up Opens At 3 P.M.

June 29, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park’s race office would like to inform horsepeople that the sign-up to train this Wednesday (July 1) at Mohawk Park will open at 3 p.m. today (Monday, June 29)....read on

Looking To Make Some Canada Day Music

June 29, 2020:

This Wednesday afternoon (July 1) at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway, Slide Guitar will try to play a winning tune in the featured contest on the track's special Canada Day card....read on

Fred Freppel Passes

June 29, 2020:

Standardbred racing official Fred T. Freppel, 74, of Napoleon, Ohio and Aiken, South Carolina, passed away on March 21, 2020....read on

Robert Sampson Passes

June 29, 2020:

Standardbred horseman Robert Harold Sampson, 74, of Croswell, Mich., passed away on June 23, 2020, at his home....read on

Taranto Relinquishes Chairman Role

June 29, 2020:

Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has announced that it is looking for a new chairman, as Michael Taranto has advised the HRA Executive that he will not be seeking re-appointment as chairman of HRA at the forthcoming annual general meeting....read on

Canada's Oldest, Through Young Eyes

June 29, 2020:

Sometimes a racetrack is more than just a place where horses run. Sometimes it’s history. For some people, it’s a second home. It can even be something people live for....read on

Lit De Rose Lowers Rideau Record

June 28, 2020:

Riding behind quick fractions from the pocket, Lit De Rose pounced on tiring pacesetter Stonebridge Beach to pace a track-record mile when winning the $9,200 Preferred Pace at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday (June 28)....read on

'Theo' Ties Canadian Record In OSS

June 28, 2020:

A week after trotting the fastest mile for a sophomore trotting male in North America this season, HP Royal Theo exhibited high speed again to equal the Canadian record for three-year-old trotting geldings over a five-eighths oval when winning his $106,400 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) split on Sunday (June 28) at Georgian Downs....read on

Dave Jackson Injured At Clinton

June 28, 2020:

During the Sunday (June 28) card at Clinton Raceway, horseman Dave Jackson was injured and transported to local hospital....read on

Bordogna Scores Five In A Row

June 28, 2020:

On a win streak since returning to the track in late May, Bordogna crossed the finish line first again, taking the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday (June 28) at Running Aces while also collecting his fifth-straight win of the season....read on

Baron Remy Rolls At Pocono

June 28, 2020:

Over a surface that had improved from 'sloppy' to 'good' to 'fast' by the time the $14,000 featured mares pace took to the track on the Sunday (June 28) card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Baron Remy showed no rust after three and a half months away from the races, as she went on to record a 1:51.2 victory....read on

Track Records At Track On 2

June 28, 2020:

A single qualifier preceded the Sunday (June 28) race card at The Track on 2 with the mile paced besting a track record. Then, midway through the race card, another mile bested a track record....read on

Major Betts Best In NYSS

June 28, 2020:

Major Betts rocketed past heavy favourite Splash Brother to take the $38,233 first division on New York Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Sunday (June 28) at Tioga Downs....read on

Third Time A Charm For 'Max Phactor'

June 28, 2020:

After tasting defeat in his first two races of 2020, Our Max Phactor N ($8.40) put it all together in Sunday's (June 28) featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia, a $14,400 top-level conditioned pace....read on

Kin Pace Eliminations Completed

June 28, 2020:

Odds-on favourites Preeminence and High Roller Duke earned berths to next week's Kin Pace by way of wins in their respective eliminations on Sunday (June 28) at Clinton Raceway, while Marzannk Hanover parried the threat of an odds-on foe in her elimination....read on

Major Upset In Austin Series

June 28, 2020:

After the first four winners in first-round Mark Austin Memorial Pacing Series action all paid under $5 to win, Mached Up ($72.70) sprang a major upset to cap Sunday afternoon's (June 28) slate of featured events at Dresden Raceway....read on

Tough Battle In H3R Feature

June 28, 2020:

After an extended battle in Sunday afternoon's (June 28) Preferred Pace at Hippodrome 3R, Hooter Shooter ($6.70) emerged with a big victory....read on

'Crocket,' Gemologist Score At 'The Spa'

June 28, 2020:

Saratoga Casino Hotel's defending Pacer of the Year Crockets Cullen N ($5.10) found his way back to the winner's circle in Sunday's (June 28) co-featured $8,500 Open Pace, while Gemologist ($4.40) made every pole a winning one in the day's $8,500 Open Trot....read on

Rennison Triples On Inverness Opener

June 28, 2020:

Trainer George Rennison's stable fired on all cylinders on Sunday afternoon's (June 28) Opening Day program at Inverness Raceway, with three of his four starters on the program finding their way to the winner's enclosure....read on

Joe FitzGerald Passes

June 28, 2020:

Joseph A. FitzGerald III, age 73, of Quincy, Mass., passed suddenly on June 22 at the Massachusetts General Hospital....read on

Expect A Better Forbidden Trade

June 28, 2020:

On paper, a sixth-place finish to start the year for a returning superstar horse isn't ideal. But trainer Luc Blais is expecting a much improved Forbidden Trade for the second start of his four-year-old campaign on Monday (June 29)....read on

Ohio Fairs Streaming Schedule Set

June 28, 2020:

The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association (OHHA) has announced the schedule of live streaming of the Ohio county fair racing circuit....read on

Tall Dark Stranger Swift In Debut

June 28, 2020:

For Tall Dark Stranger, it’s all systems go for The Meadowlands Pace....read on

Gimpanzee Jolts To Graduate Win

June 28, 2020:

It wasn’t easy, but Gimpanzee came from well off the pace to win one of two $50,000 divisions of the Graduate Series’ second leg for trotting four-year-olds in a lifetime-best 1:50.2 on Saturday (June 27) at the Meadowlands....read on

Treacherous Reign Victorious In Return

June 28, 2020:

Racing well off the speed early, Treacherous Reign propelled herself down the centre of the course to deliver as the 7-5 favourite in her four-year-old debut, winning the $32,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred Pace on Saturday (June 27) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

'Wild Card' Kicks Off Grassroots

June 28, 2020:

The Wild Card opened the program flooded with sophomore pacing colts on Saturday (June 27) at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with six Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions battling for a total of $139,950....read on

Hall Of Secrets Quickest In Prospect

June 27, 2020:

Taking command early, odds-on favourite Hall Of Secrets sped away from his competition to win the fastest of two $7,100 divisions for the opening round of the Prospect Series on Saturday (June 27) at Georgian Downs....read on

Northfield Hosts Round Two Of OHSS

June 27, 2020:

Northfield Park hosted the second round of Ohio Sires Stakes (OHSS) action for three-year-old fillies, with two $40,000 divisions for pacing fillies and three $40,000 splits for trotting fillies, on its Saturday (June 27) race card....read on

Class Six 'Threepeats' At Buffalo

June 27, 2020:

Class Six notched his third victory in as many starts at Buffalo Raceway with a neck win over Percys Z Tam in the $11,500 Class AA-Open Pace on Saturday night (June 27)....read on

'Marcs World' Bests Minnesota Breds

June 27, 2020:

The Saturday (June 27) card at Running Aces featured two divisions of the sophomore Minnesota-Sired pacers, with Its A Marcs World topping the $13,800 'A' division and Nothinbutagoodtime upsetting the $9,200 'B' grouping....read on

Simple Kinda Man Scores In Charlottetown

June 27, 2020:

Off a pocket ride, Simple Kinda Man claimed victory in the $3,200 Preferred Pace at Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday (June 27)....read on

Close Races, Big Payouts At Hanover

June 27, 2020:

Hanover Raceway showcased 10 very competitive races over its Saturday afternoon card. Close races and big payouts were the order of the day for the afternoon's action at the Grey County Oval....read on

Sister Sledge Strolls On Debut

June 27, 2020:

Facing an overmatched field, a stinging rain and a 'sloppy' surface, freshman sensation Sister Sledge kept her 'A' game under wraps and fashioned a workman-like win in her three-year-old debut in the $53,528 Arden Downs at The Meadows on Saturday (June 27)....read on

No Contest In Fifth At Hiawatha

June 27, 2020:

The first afternoon card at Sarnia's Hiawatha Horse Park was marred by a 'no contest' in the fifth race after a miscue caused one of the horses to fall after the start of the event....read on

Accelerator Too Fast At Northside

June 27, 2020:

The weekly Winners Over pacing feature at Northside Downs had been captured thus far in 2020 by Accelerator and Runaway Mystery. Those two veterans hooked up for an epic tussle on Saturday (June 27) in Round Three....read on

Repeat Score For Woodmere Ideal Art

June 27, 2020:

The ultra-consistent Woodmere Ideal Art was once again the best in the Winners Over pacing feature on Saturday (June 27) at Exhibition Park Raceway....read on

Rich And Miserable Is Now Richer

June 27, 2020:

Rich And Miserable, the 2019 Trotter of the Year at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, returned to northeast Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon and immediately resumed his winning ways....read on

Rookies, Stars Out At The Meadowlands

June 27, 2020:

An 11-race session of Breakfast With The Babies at The Meadowlands on Saturday (June 27) was followed by a number of established stars putting in impressive prep miles....read on

SC Rewind: The Protecto Man

June 27, 2020:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith covers a somewhat different topic as he recalls the long and colourful career of one of harness racing's most inventive equipment suppliers....read on

Boys Bring It In Baby Races

June 27, 2020:

The boys were back in town on Saturday (June 27) at Woodbine Mohawk Park as the Campbellville, Ont. oval hosted 10 two-year-old qualifiers for male pacers on an overcast morning....read on

Priceless Wins Debut; Seven For Widger

June 27, 2020:

Indiana Sires Stakes champion Priceless backed up her 1-5 favouritism in the $30,000 Star Destroyer Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies, winning her seasonal debut at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 26....read on

Southwind Chrome Preps For Cutler

June 27, 2020:

Southwind Chrome was sent on a mission by his driver Scott Zeron in the Friday night feature at the Meadowlands. And he completed it in spectacular fashion....read on

Ontario Sires Stakes Season Begins

June 27, 2020:

Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing fillies kicked off the 2020 Ontario Sires Stakes season at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday (June 26) with two veterans of the provincial program and two newcomers gracing the Grassroots winner’s circle....read on

First Training Win For Dupont

June 26, 2020:

Marie-Hélène Dupont enjoyed a memorable evening on Friday (June 26) at Grand River Raceway as she scored her first career training win courtesy of four-year-old pacer Custom Cut....read on

Elver Hanover A Perfect 10

June 26, 2020:

A quartet of three-year-old colts and geldings of both gaits battled in $50,000 round two divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes on Friday night (June 26) at Scioto Downs....read on

Hes Marvalous Stars On Opening Card

June 26, 2020:

On top at every call, Hes Marvalous cruised to victory in the Friday evening featured event on the opening card of the season at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Euchred Tops Truro Pacers

June 26, 2020:

Back in action in his home province, Euchred wired his top class rivals with ease in the featured $1,675 Winners Over Pace on Friday night (June 26) at Truro Raceway....read on

Marion Marauder Back And Better

June 26, 2020:

Few horses could earn nearly a quarter of a million dollars in a winless 10-race season that would be considered, to some degree, a disappointment. But then again, few horses in harness racing right now have the resume of Marion Marauder....read on


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