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Soph Fillies Invade Yonkers Thursday

September 4, 2018:

The New York Sire Stakes returns downstate Thursday night (Sept. 6), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $168,499 Mike Cohen Pace for three-year-old fillies....read on

Kaitlyn N Wins Harrington Return

September 4, 2018:

Nanticoke Racing, Josh Parker and Barry Spedden’s Kaitlyn N ($4.40, Art Stafford Jr.) captured the $16,000 Mares Open in 1:53.3 on Tuesday (Sept. 4) at Harrington Raceway....read on

Western Stepp Back In Top Form

September 4, 2018:

Western Stepp regained the top form she exhibited earlier this year at Plainridge Park as she won the $16,000 Winners-Over Handicap pace for fillies and mares on Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 4)....read on

Trustworthy Kid Steadfast At Meadows

September 4, 2018:

Trustworthy Kid took his time reaching the lead but was unassailable once he got there, cruising to victory in Tuesday’s (Sept. 4) feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 conditioned trot....read on

Northside Readying For Saturday Stakes

September 4, 2018:

Officials with Northside Downs are excited for stakes action that will be taking place at the track this week....read on

Sires Stakes Championships Saturday

September 4, 2018:

The richest night in Ohio racing history will take place this coming Saturday (Sept. 8) as eight $275,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championships will head behind the Scioto Downs’ starting gate....read on

Field Rep At Fraser Downs Today

September 4, 2018:

Standardbred Canada Field Representative Sandra Isbister will be present at Fraser Downs on Wednesday (Sept. 5) to conduct member business....read on

Springsteen, Hitman Hill To Square Off

September 4, 2018:

There will be a lot at stake for all the entrants of the New York Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Batavia Downs on Wednesday (Sept. 5)....read on

Ladies Have Company Atop Poll

September 4, 2018:

Distaffers dominated Week 14 of the 2018 Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Poll, as the top four positions were occupied by females. Week 15 has seen a male crack the top three....read on

Win No. 102 For Foiled Again

September 4, 2018:

Labour Day was a busy one both north and south of the border. Multiple tracks were racing on Monday as the unofficial end of summer saw parents scurrying to ready their children for school. Among the commotion, one of the greatest Standardbreds to ever look through a bridle notched his 102nd career win....read on

Scholarship Recipients Announced

September 4, 2018:

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is pleased to announce that Hanna Darrow of Dublin, Ohio and Katie Eick of Farmingdale, New Jersey have been awarded the 2018 Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship and the Sweet Karen Scholarship, respectively....read on

Ohsweken Racing This Saturday

September 4, 2018:

The days of experiencing harness racing at hundreds of Ontario fairs has long since disappeared, but the little town of Ohsweken on the Six Nations Reservation is bucking the trend and will stage a four-race matinee card on Saturday, September 8....read on

No Eliminations For Canadian Trotting Classic & Elegantimage

September 4, 2018:

The entry box for the Canadian Trotting Classic and Elegantimage Stakes closed Tuesday morning (Sept. 4) at Woodbine Mohawk Park with neither event requiring eliminations....read on

London Mixed Horse Sale Cancelled

September 4, 2018:

Due to lack of entries, the London Mixed Horse Sale has been cancelled....read on

Undefiable Rebounds At Mohawk

September 4, 2018:

Two-year-old Ponder filly Undefiable turned some heads early last month when she paced to a 1:52.2 win in a preliminary leg of the Whenuwishuponastar at Woodbine Mohawk Park. After having experienced a few hiccups since, the homebred of Bob McIntosh returned to the Campbellville, Ont. oval Tuesday morning (Sept. 4) for a tune up....read on

'Papa Bear' Prevails In Pocono Feature

September 3, 2018:

Putting aside the cooling night and 'sloppy' track at The Downs at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Monday evening, the $13,000 featured pace boiled down to a classic harness racing confrontation....read on

Rookie Trotters Rumble At Mohawk Park

September 3, 2018:

Two-year-old trotting colts and geldings flocked to Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday evening to contest a trio of OSS Grassroots divisions....read on

Lazarus N Scopes Sick

September 3, 2018:

While the news of a horse having a virus of some sort is never well received, trainer Jimmy Takter might have breathed a sigh of relief upon hearing a report from his vet on the status of pacing phenom Lazarus N....read on

Preferred Score For Dreamfair Eternity

September 3, 2018:

After winning four consecutive races earlier this summer for trainer Bill Budd, Dreamfair Eternity slipped into a slump for three straight starts in the month of August. She snapped out of her funk with a solid victory in come-from-behind fashion in Monday’s $8,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 3 at Grand River Raceway....read on

Slick Tony Equals Harrington Record

September 3, 2018:

George Leager’s Slick Tony equalled the track record for three-year-old pacing colts at Harrington Raceway Monday with a 1:51.4 triumph in an $11,000 Open II event....read on

Jackson Wins Batavia Bike Race

September 3, 2018:

The 39th annual Batavia Downs Labor Day drivers’ bicycle race took place on Monday with a full field of eight local reinsmen lining up to compete. And with three previous race winners in the 2018 field, a first time victor emerged from the pack....read on

Late Closers Highlight Plainridge Card

September 3, 2018:

The third leg of Plainridge Park’s two-year-old late closer series for both gaits highlighted the action on Labour Day Monday afternoon with big performances put in by both winners....read on

Tioga Open To Sir Ziggys Z Tam

September 3, 2018:

For the most part, Sir Ziggys Z Tam was overlooked from a pari-mutuel point of view in Monday’s $12,000 Open I Pace. The pacer, who was sent off at odds of 13-1, rallied to an impressive win – one that put a smile on the faces of the longshot players....read on

Machinthesand Takes Labour Day Pace

September 3, 2018:

Machinthesand, owned by Noonan Holdings Ltd, wired the field to win the Labour Day Pace at Red Shores Summerside Monday afternoon, Sept. 3....read on

Melodies Major Victorious In Sire Stakes

September 3, 2018:

Melodies Major captured the first of two $56,500 divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for freshmen pacing colts and geldings at Vernon Downs on Monday, Sept. 3....read on

Philly Hosts Stallion Series Finals

September 3, 2018:

Harrah's Philadelphia hosted $320,000 in eight $40,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series Championships for two- and three-year-olds on its Monday, Sept. 3 program....read on

Record Miles At Brome Fair

September 3, 2018:

The record books at the Quebec Regional Fair harness racing meet at Brome, about 65 miles southeast of Montreal, took a big pounding during a card of racing on Labour Day Monday (Sept. 3)....read on

Draw For Friday Grand River Postponed

September 3, 2018:

Please be advised that the draw for Friday’s races, Sept. 7 at Grand River Raceway has been postponed to Tuesday, Sept. 4 due to a shortage of horses....read on

Watchyastarinat Takes 'Aces' Pace

September 3, 2018:

Trainer Gene Miller sent Whatchyastarinat into the $11,000 Open Handicap Pace Sunday, Sept. 2 at Running Aces alongside stablemate Bestinthebusiness and claimed the top two spots at the wire when Whatchyastarinat posted a 1:51.3 half-length victory over Bestinthebusiness....read on

Masoli v. McNair In 'Challenge Accepted'

September 3, 2018:

In tight quarters and competing at high speeds, Standardbred drivers utilize strength, agility and quick thinking as they guide their horse through traffic and around difficult turns while chasing that lucrative purse money. If they don’t hit the board, they don’t get paid. In Challenge Accepted, our athletes look to showcase their athleticism against professional athletes in other major sporting arenas....read on

Trot Feature: Driven

September 3, 2018:

Meet the eight men vying to represent Canada -- alongside current World Champion James MacDonald -- at the 2019 World Driving Championship in Sweden, and learn what is going through their minds as they prepare for the 2018 National Driving Championship...read on / ...read on

Racemup Avoids Incident In Futurity

September 3, 2018:

Racing up front, Racemup avoided an incident in the $18,265 Futurity final for three-year-old pacers at Miami and went on to win by 10 lengths in a career-best mile....read on

Favourites Deliver In Rideau Preferreds

September 3, 2018:

Favourites Neon Lights and National Debt overcame their post eight assignments in the $12,200 Preferred Handicaps to land back in the winner's circle at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday night (September 2)....read on

Fly Jesse Fly Equals Northfield Record

September 2, 2018:

Fly Jesse Fly equalled Northfield Park’s track record for five-and-up trotting geldings when he won the $19,000 Open Trot in 1:53.2 on Sunday (September 2)....read on

Sophomore PA Champs Crowned; Another Record For Homicide Hunter

September 2, 2018:

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono featured the fireworks a day before the Labour Day holiday, as over $1.5 million was up for grabs in the championship and consolation events of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-olds and the Great Northeast Open Series Championships, the latter conducted at 1-1/4 miles....read on

Sports Column Prevails In Preferred

September 2, 2018:

Sports Column and driver Paul MacKenzie shot through the passing lane to prevail in a close finish that saw the entire Preferred 2 field spread across the wire in Sunday night's featured $11,500 pace at Flamboro Downs....read on

Sock It Away Continues Perfect Campaign

September 2, 2018:

Three-year-old male pacer Sock It Away continued his divisional dominance in the Atlantic Sires Stakes on Sunday afternoon (September 2) at Inverness Raceway and is now 11-for-11 this season racing for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reginald MacPherson....read on

Bioness Wins Trotting Club Final; Open To Obrigado

September 2, 2018:

A second-tier Bioness (Brian Sears, $33.80) made one decisive move on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 2), winning the $120,000 final of Yonkers Raceway’s French-American Trotting Club Series....read on

Sowerby Records 1,000th Win

September 2, 2018:

Stuart Sowerby needed just one win to score his 1,000th career victory as a driver. Sowerby had just one drive at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday and he got the job done....read on

Grassroots Conclude Clinton’s Meet; Jamieson Wins Charity Challenge

September 2, 2018:

Clinton Raceway’s meet-closing Sunday program (Sept. 2) offered four Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies. The quartet of splits each offered roughly $18,000 in purses and went postward as the final four dashes of the card....read on

Sir Pugsley Upsets At Harrah’s Philly

September 2, 2018:

After inheriting the lead from the pocket when pacesetter Cruise Patrol broke stride, Sir Pugsley ($14.60) successfully parried a late push from Mar Nien A to take Sunday afternoon's (Sept. 2) $18,000 featured top-level conditioned pace at Harrah's Philadelphia....read on

Running Aces Open To Pridecrest

September 2, 2018:

On Saturday evening (Sept. 1), Running Aces featured an $11,000 Open Handicap Trot, which showcased no less than four current track record holders amongst the field of six....read on

Potential Expansion Back In The News

September 2, 2018:

Word out of London, Ont. late last week has indicated that city councillors are planning on revisiting topics relating to a potential expansion at the Western Fair District....read on

Stakes Action At Freehold

September 2, 2018:

Freehold Raceway hosted some stakes races this weekend, as both New Jersey Development Fund action and the New Jersey Futurity were contested over the half-mile oval....read on

Billings Wins For Farley, Putnam

September 2, 2018:

Larry Farley and Joey Putnam each recorded victories during CKG Billings Harness Driving Series action at Ohio's Fulton County Fair on Saturday (Sept. 1)....read on

Steamed, Soaked And Dry Hay

September 2, 2018:

Do you steam or soak your horse’s hay? If you don’t, you probably know someone that does....read on

'Ralphie' Rolls A Five In Fraserville

September 2, 2018:

Teamster Nick Boyd put on a clinic Saturday evening at Kawartha Downs thanks to his five-win performance on the nine-race card....read on

Preferred Mania In Charlottetown

September 2, 2018:

Heavily-favoured Rose Run Quest survived a parked out trip to take home bragging rights in Saturday’s $2,650 Preferred 1 for pacers at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Card Knock Life Clicks At Vernon

September 2, 2018:

Leon Bailey mapped out the winning trip for Card Knock Life, who took down top honours in the $6,500 featured pace Saturday evening at Vernon Downs....read on

Tioga Main Event To The Last Chapter

September 2, 2018:

The Last Chapter prevailed in Saturday’s $10,000 feature trot at Tioga Downs, and in doing so gave driver Mike Simons one of his four wins on the program....read on


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