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‘Big M’ Chili Throwdown In The Books

January 28, 2020:

The Meadowlands Racetrack hosted its fifth annual Homestyle Chili Cookoff this past Saturday night (Jan. 25) and one lucky chef walked away with the grand prize of $1,000 and a spot in the International Chili Society’s 2020 World Championship....read on

COSA AGM Details Announced

January 28, 2020:

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

OHHA AGM Details Announced

January 28, 2020:

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

Sears Celebration Of Life Details

January 28, 2020:

Details of a celebration of life for horseman Jay Sears, who passed away on January 12, have been announced....read on

Harvey ‘Gene’ Griffin Passes

January 28, 2020:

Harvey E. ‘Gene’ Griffin of East Pembroke, NY passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY, surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness. He was 75 years old....read on

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Decker Passes

January 28, 2020:

Gerald H. ‘Jerry’ Decker, 74, of Monticello, NY, passed away on January 24, 2020, doing what he loved....read on

Anthony ‘Tony’ Stellone Passes

January 28, 2020:

Anthony J. ‘Tony’ Stellone Jr., 73, of Clifton Park, NY, passed away on January 18, 2020....read on

Reunited With A Long-Lost Connection

January 28, 2020:

“The industry as a whole – I could name so many people – here they are, recognizing an 11-year-old girl’s love for horses, and they take time to speak with her. And that’s a big smile on her face and on mine. That goes for people at the racetrack. They’ll see us there and say hello, and talk to Julia. It’s refreshing to have that connection.”...read on

Page Riding A High Into 2020

January 28, 2020:

“Obviously, you have dreams; everybody dreams. But I kind of implemented a process and stuck to it. You’ve got to know a few people, but I believe in hard work. I put the work in, and I still do.”...read on

Market Restricted Funds To Be Distributed

January 28, 2020:

Ontario Racing’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it will distribute $596,950 in Market Restricted Funds to 11 Standardbred racetracks throughout the province....read on

Big Trip…Big Price…Big Rich

January 27, 2020:

A solid group of seven squared off in Monday’s $28,000 featured trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and trainer Richard Moreau sent out the top two finishers in the rich affair....read on

Yonkers Pick-5 With $15K Guarantee

January 27, 2020:

Consider this a friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway, where Tuesday night’s Pick 5 wager begins with a $4,414.22 carryover and $15,000 guaranteed pool....read on

Maracasso Repeats In Preferred

January 27, 2020:

It was a pedal to the metal approach taken by driver Guy Gagnon with Maracasso in Monday’s $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and it proved to be the winning move for the Fred Bourgault trainee....read on

Claim To Fame Series Completed

January 27, 2020:

Insomniac and Foolish Heart were crowned champions of their respective Claim To Fame Series on Monday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Perlucky Takes Top Trot

January 27, 2020:

A narrow loser of his last two, Perlucky turned the tables in Monday’s $20,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot at The Meadows, as he scored an in-command, front-end victory in a career best 1:54.2 over a ‘good’ surface....read on

Lawson’s Single-Event Sports Wagering Call

January 27, 2020:

"Our mindset is not to think of this as a windfall for us. This is a way to do the right thing, which is let an industry participate in a way that will sustain jobs and keep the money in Canada to support the local economies."...read on

Equine Guelph Announces Winners

January 27, 2020:

Equine Guelph has announced the names of its Ontario racing industry tuition award winners and December draw winners....read on

Buffalo Meet To Commence Wednesday

January 27, 2020:

Buffalo Raceway will open its 2020 season on Wednesday night (Jan. 29) with a 13-dash program that will get underway at 5 p.m....read on

SRF’s Online Breeding Auction Now Live

January 27, 2020:

Officials with the Standardbred Retirement Foundation have announced that the organization’s online breeding auction is now underway....read on

Last Call For Dan Patch Hotel Rooms

January 27, 2020:

The United States Harness Writers Association has issued a last call for hotel room reservations for the upcoming Dan Patch Awards....read on

The ‘King’ Arrives In Pennsylvania

January 27, 2020:

Officials with Allerage Farm of Pennsylvania have welcomed the current ‘King’ of breeding nursery’s 2020 foal crop....read on

Updated: June Fritsch Passes

January 27, 2020:

June Fritsch (Hatten) of Chesley, Ont. passed away at Hanover & District Hospital on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in her 92nd year....read on

Young’s Tip For Up And Comers

January 27, 2020:

When it comes to burgeoning drivers in Ontario, Scott Young has definitely been the talk of the town as of late. The pilot’s been busy honing his craft and has also been making an impact at Woodbine Mohawk Park. He recently took the time to offer some advice for up and coming pilots....read on

What A Difference A Year Makes

January 27, 2020:

After a late season surge in his two-year-old year, Century Farroh appeared to be a horse that was getting better with each start. No one could have expected just how much better he would be as a three-year-old....read on

$12.5K Guaranteed Pick 5 Monday At Northfield

January 26, 2020:

MGM Northfield Park has announced the addition of a $12,500 Pick-5 total pool guarantee on Monday (Jan. 27).

Beginning in race two, the $12,500 Pick-5 guaranteed total pool includes a carryover of $3,128.

This wager is being offered as part of the Strategic Wagering Program through the United States Trotting Association....read on

Jay Eye Em Swoops To Flamboro Score

January 26, 2020:

Launching off cover into the final turn, Jay Eye Em edged clear of his competition to take the $8,500 Horses and Geldings Preferred 3 Pace at Flamboro Downs on Sunday (Jan. 26)....read on

Century Downs Hosts 2020 Opener

January 26, 2020:

Harness racing returned to Century Downs Racetrack & Casino on Sunday (Jan. 26) for the first card of the 2020 race meet....read on

The Dark Shadow Upsets Claim To Fame

January 26, 2020:

The Dark Shadow pulled a major upset in the $37,500 championship leg of Miami Valley’s Claim To Fame series for pacing males with a $30,000 claiming tag on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 26)....read on

Fraser Open To Boiling Oar

January 26, 2020:

A scratch-reduced field of five contested Fraser Downs’ featured $10,800 Open Pace on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 26), and it was the public’s even-money favourite, Boiling Oar ($4.20), who produced a gate-to-wire victory in 1:53.4....read on

Moreau Looking For Seventh O’Brien

January 26, 2020:

Six-time Canadian trainer of the year Richard Moreau isn’t comfortable with comparisons to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, six-time Super Bowl champion....read on

Prix d'Amérique To Face Time Bourbon

January 26, 2020:

The 2020 renewal of the Grand Prix d'Amérique, which was celebrating its centennial anniversary, was contested in front of a full house today (Sunday, Jan. 26) at the Hippodrome de Vincennes in Paris, France....read on

Yonkers Feature To Smalltownthrowdown

January 26, 2020:

Millionaire-in-waiting Smalltownthrowdown parlayed a pocket ride Saturday night (Jan. 25) into a victory in Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Pappy Go Go Goes Distance At 'M1'

January 26, 2020:

Despite having taken two weeks off, the red-hot Pappy Go Go extended his winning streak to three on Saturday (Jan. 25) at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Full Brother To Swandre The Giant Foaled

January 25, 2020:

Ruddick Stables, Scipio, IN, welcomed a pair of Swan For All babies this past week.

The first foal was a Black filly from Just A Valley Gal, a sister to Justice Hall (4, 1:54.4 $811,870).

The second foal was a bay colt from Adagio. The colt is a full brother to Swandre The Giant (3, 1:51.3 $655,368). ...read on

Sintra Maintains Momentum At Mohawk

January 25, 2020:

Off at odds of 1-5, Sintra rolled off cover around the final turn and darted to his fourth consecutive victory in the $36,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday (Jan. 25)....read on

Outsiders Capture Miami Valley Features

January 25, 2020:

A pair of horses leaving from Post 9 snagged the Saturday (Jan. 25) features at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

A Smashing Saturday At Red Shores

January 25, 2020:

Harness racing is definitely an action-packed spectator sport that keeps attention locked into the product. That focus was never more important than Saturday (Jan. 25) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Shining Bright Like A 'Diamond'

January 25, 2020:

Shneonucrzydiamnd turned in a gem of a performance on Saturday (January 25) at Freehold Raceway, taking the Preferred Handicap pace by two lengths in an excellent time....read on

A Decade Of Dominance For Grant

January 25, 2020:

Recently named one of harness racing's owners of the decade, Brad Grant enjoyed tremendous success throughout the 2010s and he could close out the 2019 season with three more O'Brien Awards to add to his growing collection of hardware....read on

Management Changes At Blue Chip

January 25, 2020:

A press release issued on Saturday (Jan. 25) by Blue Chip Farms announced a number of changes to the farm's management team....read on

Zacon Gio Back To Work In Italy

January 25, 2020:

After a three-month hiatus, 2019 Yonkers International Trot winner Zacon Gio has resumed serious work....read on

SC Rewind: Memories Of Niatross (Pt. 2)

January 25, 2020:

In this week's 'Rewind' Robert Smith concludes his two-part story on the career of the super horse Niatross as he closed out his racing career in 1980....read on

Feature To 'St Lucie'; Five For Callahan

January 25, 2020:

Odds On St Lucie gave driver Vinny Ginsburg quite a workout Friday night. And that was just in the post parade....read on

Robyn Camden Wins Mares Preferred

January 24, 2020:

A season-debuting Robyn Camden (Jim Marohn Jr., $11) proved best Friday night (Jan. 24), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $35,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace....read on

Sweeps For Hal N Sammy, Danikova

January 24, 2020:

When you are good, you are good! When you are hot, you are hot! A pair of five-year-old pacers, Hal N Sammy and Danikova, fit both clichés to a T on Friday night (Jan. 24) winning their respective lucrative championships in the first pair of finals in the popular Claim To Fame series’ currently underway at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Warrawee Vital Repeats In Snowshoe

January 24, 2020:

Warrawee Vital was a repeat winner in the Snowshoe Series, which continued on a wet winter night Friday at Woodbine Mohawk Park with a pair of $18,000 divisions....read on

'Spot' Springs Upset At The Meadows

January 24, 2020:

Mister Spot A pounced on the weary leaders to spring a 14-1 upset in Friday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,500 Conditioned Pace....read on

New Jersey Breeders Maturity Reminder

January 24, 2020:

The Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Sire Stakes has announced that it will institute four new events for four-year-old harness racing trotters and pacers beginning in the spring of 2020....read on

Panel Discusses Racing On TVO

January 24, 2020:

On Thursday, public broadcaster TVO featured the horse racing industry on its current affairs program The Agenda with Steve Paikin....read on

Contentious Goudreau Final At Cal Expo

January 24, 2020:

Bunkerhill Bill and China King, winners of their respective elimination divisions last week, head the cast for Saturday night’s featured $8,700 Shelly Goudreau Final....read on


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