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Trotter's Gold The 2021 Hambletonian Beer

July 7, 2021:

In celebration of the 96th edition of America's greatest harness race, the Hambletonian Society, Meadowlands Racetrack and Ghost Hawk Brewing Company have teamed to provide fans and guests with Trotter’s Gold Golden Ale.

The $1-million Hambletonian will be raced Saturday afternoon, Aug. 7 as the finale to the championship meet at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Post time is 12 p.m. (EDT)....read on

Competition In 'Road To The Hambo'

July 7, 2021:

Six of the top-10 horses in Ken Warkentin’s Road to the Hambletonian are in to go this week in divisions of the Reynolds stake at The Meadowlands....read on

Vernon Hosts Trotting Freshmen In NYSS

July 7, 2021:

Vernon Downs will play host to three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting colts & geldings on Friday (July 9) with a special post time of 12:00 p.m. (EDT)....read on

Northfield Hosts BSS On Wednesday

July 7, 2021:

The Buckeye Stallion Series returns to MGM Northfield Park Wednesday (July 7) for the first leg of the 2-year-old filly trotters. Five divisions will be contests, each with a purse of $17,500.

The entry box saw 38 fillies entered to race, splitting into two seven-horse fields and three eight-horses fields....read on

Woodmere Stealdeal In To Go

July 7, 2021:

CTV News Atlantic recently profiled Maritime pacing sensation Woodmere Stealdeal as he prepares to make his first start of his sophomore season....read on

Harness Museum Receives USHWA Donation

July 7, 2021:

Amid all the Hall of Fame induction speeches and industry honours, the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association made their annual donation Sunday (July 4) to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame.

Museum executive committee chairman Larry DeVan, and director Janet Terhune were on hand to accept the donation from chapter president Chris Tully....read on

Rookie Colts Start In ATSS

July 7, 2021:

Trainer Earl Smith has developed a brigade of Atlantic Champions in his career and Fern Hill General will start his quest to become the next one on Thursday evening (July 8) in Atlantic Sires Stakes (ATSS) action at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Woodbine Unveils Standardbred Racing Internship

July 7, 2021:

Woodbine Entertainment is excited to announce the launch of its new Standardbred Racing Internship for the 2021 season at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

New Owner Remembers Dad With 'Chuck'

July 7, 2021:

When he was growing up, Justin Bolasci spent a lot of time going to the races with his father. Starting at the age of somewhere around 3, he accompanied him regularly on trips to The Meadowlands, and whenever his dad cashed a ticket, young Justin got to keep any $1 bills returned with the winnings....read on

Donald Richards Series Begins

July 7, 2021:

The first leg of the Donald Richards Maine Legends Pacing Series went to post with two splits on Tuesday (July 6) at Cumberland, each vying for a $4,000 purse and a ticket to the $12,500 final for mares in two weeks....read on

Kerwood Notches 5,000th Win

July 7, 2021:

Tony Kerwood registered his 5,000th driving win when scoring at Running Aces Tuesday (July 6) in Race 10 on the program, piloting his own horse Intrigued Again to his second local win with a 1:56.1 mile....read on

ID Technician To PEI

July 7, 2021:

SC Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be in the North Wiltshire area on Monday (July 12) to microchip any horses requiring identification. This is his first trip to PEI this year....read on

Grassroots Mania At Georgian

July 7, 2021:

Making their debut in the Ontario Sires Stakes program, the two-year-old pacing fillies delivered impressive efforts in five $22,000 Grassroots divisions at Georgian Downs on Tuesday, July 6....read on

Adare Castle, Elegant Mermaid Win Gold

July 6, 2021:

Two-year-old trotting fillies got their star turn at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday, July 6 and Adare Castle and Elegant Mermaid emerged victorious in their Gold Series debut....read on

‘Pedro’ Powers To Preferred Win

July 6, 2021:

Colin Kelly took an aggressive approach with Pedro Hanover in Tuesday’s $13,000 Preferred 2 for horse and gelding pacers, and the Kyle Bossence trainee responded winning in gate to wire fashion....read on

Rich Payday For Moonshine Monday

July 6, 2021:

Moonshine Monday may have left from the second tier in his Atlantic Sires Stakes trot division but driver Myles Heffernan, Sr. still found a way to leave sharply and put himself in position for the win Tuesday evening at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Seven Straight For Littlebagoftricks

July 6, 2021:

Driver Victor Kirby had a productive day at the office thanks to a four-win performance – two from his own barn - on the Tuesday program at Harrington Raceway....read on

Shouldabeenatd Blazes Pocono Oval

July 6, 2021:

A trio of $15,300 contests for horses winning their way up the class ladder were the features on a Tuesday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono that turned stormy late in the card....read on

Freshman Fillies Impress At Saratoga

July 6, 2021:

Tuesday afternoon’s card at Saratoga Casino Hotel featured New York Sire Stakes action for two year old trotting fillies....read on

'Armycaptin' Clicks In Century Open

July 6, 2021:

Armycaptin Hanover was denied a third consecutive win when he settled for a fourth-place finish in last week’s Open Pace at Century Downs, but he started a new winning streak thanks to his rallying score in Tuesday’s $8,100 main event for male pacers....read on

Lawson Into Burlington Hall Of Fame

July 6, 2021:

Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson will be inducted into the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2021....read on

Survivor Contest For Hanover & Dresden

July 6, 2021:

Hanover Raceway and Dresden Raceway are pleased to announce a partnership with the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) who will sponsor a free Survivor Contest with a $500 HPIBet deposit Jackpot....read on

John Brennan Scholarship Winners Announced

July 6, 2021:

Sandra Kaufman, Chairman of the SOA of New York/Yonkers Raceway John R. Brennan Scholarship Committee, has announced that Kristina Verruso is the first-prize...read on

Road To The 'NA' Cup Continues

July 6, 2021:

With the heart of the Grand Circuit season quickly approaching, the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings appear poised to provide great entertainment for racing fans in Ontario and across North America....read on

Plenty Of Movement In Top 10

July 6, 2021:

After several weeks of relative stability, the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll saw nothing remain the same. Every position in the Top 10 changed this week, led by This Is The Plan taking the No. 1 spot from Manchego along with Atlanta and American Courage joining the upper tier....read on

OSAS Celebrates 25 Years

July 6, 2021:

Founded in 1996, the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS) is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2021. The official adoption agency in the province for Standardbreds, OSAS has found forever homes for more than 1,000 horses to date....read on

Mandatory Payout For 'Aces' Pick 5

July 6, 2021:

The Pick-5 Jackpot at Running Aces has a carryover of $30,113.77 going into the Tuesday night (July 6) card and there is a mandatory payout set for Tuesday night as well. 

Track officials have estimated that the total pool could reach $100,000 for the mandatory payout Tuesday Pick 5 which is comprised of the last five races of the night, which will start with Race 6. ...read on

Mohawk Qualifiers Complete

July 6, 2021:

Two-year-olds hit the track on Tuesday (July 7) in a nine-qualifier session at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Track Record For Mighty Hill In BSS

July 6, 2021:

The Buckeye Stallion Series invaded MGM Northfield Park Monday night (July 5) with five divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters and four divisions of 3-year-old filly trotters. Each of the nine divisions carried a purse of $17,500....read on

All American Wins Ron Banks Memorial

July 6, 2021:

The Monday night (July 5) program at Running Aces featured the $15,000 Ron Banks Memorial Trot which drew a talented field of seven starters....read on

Early Start For Grand River Qualifiers

July 6, 2021:

Due to high demand, Grand River Raceway has announced an earlier start time for its session of qualifiers slated for this Wednesday, July 7....read on

Fillies To Face Off In Summerside

July 6, 2021:

The two-year-old pacing fillies with strut their stuff Wednesday evening (July 7) in the Atlantic Sires Stakes at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Elims Set For Meadowlands Pace

July 6, 2021:

The 2021 Meadowlands Pace has drawn 14 entries which will result in a pair of $50,000 elimination races on Saturday, July 10....read on

Sportsline Rebounds In Preferred

July 6, 2021:

Sportsline took one on the chin and finished up the track in last week’s edition of the Preferred 2 & 3 Handicap for horse and gelding pacers at Grand River Raceway, but this week was a totally different story for the OSS graduate....read on

‘Plate’ Eliminations In The Books

July 5, 2021:

The ink has dried on the finalists for the 2021 Governor’s Plate final, presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge, as Time To Dance and Day Delight won their eliminations Monday evening at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Fillies Flaunt It In Gold Divisions

July 5, 2021:

Super Final champion Scarlett Hanover made her sophomore debut in the Ontario Sires Stakes on Monday and marched straight back into the Woodbine Mohawk Park winner’s circle....read on

Stihl N Scores In Plainridge Feature

July 5, 2021:

Twenty top resident pacers of Plainridge Park were divided into three tiers of Winners-Over events that ranged in purse from $15,000 to $20,000 on Monday afternoon and the high-calibre card provided non-stop excitement for the large holiday crowd that was on hand to watch and wager....read on

Record Mile For The Mighty Hill

July 5, 2021:

The Mighty Hill became the fastest freshman gelding trotter in the history of Northfield Park when he won a $17,500 division of the Buckeye Stallion Series in 1:56.3 on Monday....read on

Barnsdale Cuts Deficit In Challenge

July 5, 2021:

Nicholas Barnsdale edged closer to leader Nathan Bain, outscoring him by three points in Saturday, July 3rd action in the $500 Hiawatha Horse Park Handicapping Challenge....read on

Open Double Bill At Harrington

July 5, 2021:

Shes Pukka N and Shoobee Doo A won their respective co-featured races Monday at Harrington Raceway....read on

Elims Set For MGM Springfield

July 5, 2021:

The Grand Circuit will be back at Yonkers Raceway again on Friday night (July 9), as a trio of $25,000 eliminations of the MGM Springfield Stakes for two-year-old colt and gelding pacers will take place in races six through eight on the program....read on

USHWA Names HOF Ballot Candidates

July 5, 2021:

The United States Harness Writers Association Hall of Fame Screening Committee is proud to announce an outstanding slate of candidates for induction into the 2022 Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Trainers Ron Burke and George Teague, Jr., along with driver Yannick Gingras, have been placed on the Hall of Fame ballot for this summer’s election....read on

Rookies Impress In PA All-Stars

July 5, 2021:

Keg Stand and Global Pandemic were the winners in two $37,500 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars event for two-year-old trotting colts at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Monday afternoon, as the freshmen saw their first stakes action at the mountain oval in 2021....read on

AGCO Offers Info On Extreme Heat

July 5, 2021:

The health and welfare of the horse is of paramount concern to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and to members of the racing community. An effort to monitor weather conditions and how it will impact the racehorse is in keeping with this mandate....read on

ATSS Trotting Season Begins

July 5, 2021:

The 2021 Atlantic Sires Stakes trotting trail begins Tuesday evening (July 6) as Governor’s Plate Week racing continues at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Annual Manitoba Awards Announced

July 5, 2021:

The annual Manitoba Harness Racing Awards were given out prior to the card of harness racing on Saturday (July 3) in Miami, Man....read on

What The Hill Leads Among Sires Of 2-Year-Olds

July 5, 2021:

Ohio-based first-crop stallion What The Hill took early command in the leading money winning sires ranks this weekend, touting $163,659 in total earnings for 102 foals with 56 starters....read on

Maine Legends Series Begins At Cumberland

July 5, 2021:

First Tracks Cumberland, in collaboration with Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway Bangor, has drawn for the Maine Legends pacing series to be held at both racetracks beginning on Tuesday (July 6) at Cumberland and Wednesday (July 7) at Bangor. Each leg carries a purse of $4,000 and has been written as a claiming allowance condition, with separate events for each sex....read on

'Shaggy', Sleeping Single Double In BSS

July 5, 2021:

Odds On Shaggy and Sleeping Single provided the fireworks at MGM Northfield Park July 4, as they collected their second win in as many legs in the Buckeye Stallion Series (BSS) for 3-year-old colts and geldings....read on

Fillies Flock For Georgian OSS Opener

July 5, 2021:

Pacing fillies will be the stars of the show at Georgian Downs on Tuesday (July 6) as the Innisfil oval kicks off its stakes season with five $22,000 Grassroots divisions for the 2-year-old lasses and three $7,200 Prospect Series divisions for the 3-year-olds....read on


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