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Hambletonian, Oaks Posts Drawn

August 3, 2021:

Horses have received their post positions for the finals of the Hambletonian and the Hambletonian Oaks, which are the headlining events on the Saturday (Aug. 7) championship-meet closer at The Meadowlands....read on

Mohawk Qualifiers Complete

August 3, 2021:

Freshmen flooded the opening portion of the 11-event qualifying card at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday (Aug. 3)....read on

Old Home Week Details Released

August 3, 2021:

Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park today released details on the 2021 Gold Cup and Saucer week of racing, which will take place from Thursday, Aug. 12 to Saturday, Aug. 21....read on

Lasix Now Available At Leamington

August 3, 2021:

Officials with Leamington Raceway wish to advise horsepeople that the track has been added to the province's Lasix program....read on

Vincent Poulton Passes

August 3, 2021:

At the Provincial Palliative Care Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021, Vincent James Poulton of Charlottetown passed away. He was 70 years old....read on

CR Renegade Passes

August 3, 2021:

Winbak Farm is sad to announce the passing of CR Renegade (2, Q1:58.4; 3, 1:53.4 [$903,785])....read on

Fans To Return For Vic Hayter Memorial

August 3, 2021:

Greg Hayter said the sixth anniversary of the Vic Hayter Memorial at Clinton Raceway was moved a couple of weeks forward to Aug. 8 this year in the hope government COVID-19 restrictions would be lifted enough so fans could be in attendance for the $15,000 race. The plan appears to have worked....read on

True Blue Lindy Tough In Dream Maker

August 2, 2021:

After falling 2-3/4 lengths short of Many Moons in the first round of the Dream Maker Series, a thrice-challenged True Blue Lindy ($2.80) gunned home in :27 to preserve his lead to the line in the lone $20,000 second-round Dream Maker event on Monday (Aug. 2) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

2021 Industry Day Complete

August 2, 2021:

The 31st annual Industry Day, held Monday (Aug. 2), welcomed spectators back to Grand River Raceway in full force and featured some of the best Ontario-Sired two-year-olds on the track for this year's edition of the Battle of the Belles and the Battle of Waterloo....read on

SBOANJ Supplemental Yearling Payments Due

August 3, 2021:

The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) will accept supplemental yearling nomination payments on or before Aug. 15, 2021, for 2020 foals. These nominations are for the 2020 foals that missed the May payments for the Garden State Trot #5 and the New Jersey Home Grown Pace #5....read on

Trio Improve On Hambo/Breeders Crown Poll

August 3, 2021:

Nicholas Beach, Perfect Sting, and Hellabalou all improved their position in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll thanks to wins last week. Nicholas Beach, who won the preferred handicap at The Meadowlands, moved from 10th to sixth while Tompkins-Geers winner Perfect Sting and Adios champion Hellabalou were newcomers to the Top 10 in Week 11 of the rankings....read on

MSOA Raises $5,000 For STA

August 3, 2021:

Thanks to the generosity of so many, The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) “Charity Night” raised $5,169 for the Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA), which will help STA in its vital goal of working with organizations throughout the sport that prepare retiring racehorses for careers and homes....read on

NYSS Visits Batavia On Wednesday

August 3, 2021:

The New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) will make their final visit to Batavia Downs for 2021 on Wednesday (Aug. 4) and will feature two-year-old trotting colts competing for a total of $101,700 in purses. There will be a total of 13 going postward in two divisions and trotters from the stable of Hall of Fame trainer Linda Toscano are favoured in each....read on

Dream Nation Skims Pegs, Prevails

August 2, 2021:

A ground-saving trip was the answer for Dream Nation ($6.20), who threaded through a seam up the pegs to narrowly win Monday night's (Aug. 2) $34,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

No Plan Intended Breaks Dresden Record

August 2, 2021:

No Plan Intended set a new track record at Dresden Raceway on Monday afternoon (Aug. 2), winning his Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series event in 1:53.4 for driver Marc St. Louis....read on

Forrest Blu Sets Monticello Record

August 3, 2021:

On Monday (Aug. 2), four divisions of New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) went to post at Monticello Raceway. Each dash was worth $25,000. When the dust settled at the end of the afternoon, a track record for two-year-old pacing colts was set by Forrest Blu and Tyler Buter had four winners....read on

Bridge Works Bests Saratoga Mainstays

August 2, 2021:

Bridge Works made his debut for trainer Brett Derue a winning one, capturing Monday's (Aug. 2) $14,000 Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

The Bird Dance N Repeats At Plainridge

August 2, 2021:

It was an impressive encore performance for The Bird Dance N, who made it two in a row by winning the $20,000 Winners-Over Handicap at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Aug. 2)....read on

A Red Mile 'Gimme' For Pebble Beach

August 2, 2021:

Sent the 3-5 favourite, Pebble Beach asserted himself on the point and coasted clear of his competition to post a 1:50.1 victory in the first of two $40,000 divisions for the Kentucky Championship Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace on Monday (Aug. 2) at The Red Mile....read on

Rookies In Pocono Spotlight

August 2, 2021:

The hot combination of driver Tom Jackson, trainer Fred Grant, and owner-breeder Russell Williams continued their recent success with trotting two-year-olds on Monday (Aug. 2) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, visiting “Victory Lane” with a pair of fillies....read on

Toscano Looks For 'Special' Oaks Win

August 2, 2021:

Linda Toscano won the 2012 Hambletonian with Market Share, and on Saturday (Aug. 7) will try to add the Hambletonian Oaks to her list of accomplishments. If she accomplishes the feat, it would be meaningful to Toscano on several levels....read on

Who Wins The 2021 Hambletonian?

August 2, 2021:

Who do you think will win the 2021 edition of the $1 million Hambletonian this Saturday at The Meadowlands?....read on

Sunshine Boy Scores Klein Upset

August 1, 2021:

Trainer-driver Brandon Campbell capitalized off a pocket trip with 14-1 shot Sunshine Boy to hold off a late charge from 100-1 shot Like A Shadow and win the $74,870 Ralph Klein Memorial on Sunday (Aug. 1) at Century Downs....read on

Dresden Celebrates Black Heritage

August 1, 2021:

More than 800 people were in attendance at Dresden Raceway on Sunday (Aug. 1) as the track celebrated Black Heritage day by honouring eight families in conjunction with Emancipation Day....read on

Magic Night Romps At Rideau

August 1, 2021:

The seven-year-old Kadabra gelding Magic Night launched off cover into the stretch and surged to an open-length victory in the $9,200 Preferred Handicap Trot at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday (Aug. 1)....read on

Esquire Edges To Georgian Win

August 1, 2021:

Kicking off cover around the final turn, Esquire slid to victory in the $13,000 Preferred 2 Trot at Georgian Downs on Sunday (Aug. 1)....read on

Dunn, Takter Dominate Championship Opener

August 1, 2021:

Driver Dexter Dunn and trainer Nancy Takter teamed to take three of the four $40,000 divisions of the Kentucky Championship Series on Sunday (Aug. 1) at The Red Mile. Dunn totaled six victories on the 14-race card....read on

OSAS At The Races Underway

August 1, 2021:

As part of the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society’s 25th anniversary celebrations this year, tracks across Ontario are hosting a special day to honour the milestone. The celebrations kicked off Sunday afternoon (Aug. 1) at both Clinton and Dresden Raceways....read on

Moonwriter Wires Summerside's Best

August 1, 2021:

Moonwriter was aggressive from the start and cruised to victory in the Sunday afternoon (Aug. 1) $3,100 featured Preferred Pace at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Imalookertoo Vaults To Victory

August 1, 2021:

Imalookertoo ($4.50) looked every bit the part of the 6-5 favourite he was in Sunday's (Aug. 1) $2,000 top pace at Truro Raceway, vaulting to the fore up the backstretch and delivering a 1:56 victory....read on

The Light Speed Sizzles At 3R

August 1, 2021:

The Light Speed and trainer-driver Guy Gagnon were in classic form Sunday (Aug. 1) at Hippodrome 3R, scoring the fastest of four second-round divisions of the Breeders Trophy Series for three-year-old pacers....read on

Intended Royalty Repeats At Inverness

August 1, 2021:

Randy and Edward Copley's Intended Royalty ($4.50) has now won his last four races at Inverness Raceway, having extended his streak by way of a commanding 1:57.4 score in Sunday's (Aug. 1) $1,250 featured pace at the historic Nova Scotian harness racing venue....read on

August's Calendar Photographer

August 1, 2021:

"To be driving and not only concentrating on your next move, but to have the hot breath of a horse over your shoulder, to me is fascinating."...read on

Hambletonian, Oaks Elims Complete

July 31, 2021:

Ake Svanstedt trainees won both of the $50,000 Hambletonian Stakes eliminations for trotting three-year-olds at The Meadowlands on Saturday (July 31), with Delayed Hanover capturing the first division and Captain Corey taking the second....read on

Roll With Angel Ascends; 4,000 For Ford

August 1, 2021:

The Roll With Joe mare Roll With Angel got the winner’s share of the $13,000 purse in the Sunday feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono after Crazy Cute, who was first in a blanket photo finish, drifted out in the stretch and caused interference, resulting in Crazy Cute’s being placed third....read on

JJ Flynn Rises, Repeats At Philly

August 1, 2021:

David Hamm and Rodney Long's JJ Flynn ($13.80) braved a first-over grind to narrowly prevail in Sunday afternoon's (Aug. 1) $16,200 top-level pacing feature at Harrah's Philadelphia....read on

Mugshots Bro Motors At Batavia

August 1, 2021:

As a result of the heady drive by Shawn McDonough, Mugshots Bro made quick work of his competition and won the $11,200 Open Handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 1)....read on

Hennessey Wins Five At Tioga

August 1, 2021:

Tioga Downs' leading driver, Wally Hennessey, just keeps on rolling as he drove five more winners at the Southern Tier oval on Sunday (Aug. 1)....read on

Mike Santa Maria Passes

August 1, 2021:

Mike Santa Maria, a former trainer and driver at Roosevelt Raceway and Yonkers Raceway, as well as a United States Trotting Association director and field representative for the SOA of New York, passed on July 28. He was 92....read on

When Dovescry Flies In Miss Versatility

August 1, 2021:

When Dovescry won the $40,000 fifth round of the Miss Versatility Series for older trotting females on Saturday (July 31) at The Meadowlands, beating Atlanta by a neck in 1:50.4....read on

Sintra Swoops In Mohawk Preferred

August 1, 2021:

Riding a helmet around the final turn, driver Jody Jamieson kicked off cover and accelerated home to take the $34,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday (July 31)....read on

Series Continue At Miami Fair

August 1, 2021:

Miami Fair had a full 11 races on Saturday (July 31), which included the second round of several stake races and a couple of open paces....read on

Town Delinquent Dashes In Preferred

August 1, 2021:

Driver Austin Sorrie circled Town Delinquent around dueling leaders up the backstretch and got the better of stubborn favourite Saulsbrook Jessie to win the $13,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Pace at Georgian Downs on Saturday (July 31)....read on

Somewhere Fancy Swift At Charlottetown

July 31, 2021:

Unleashing a back half in :55, Somewhere Fancy made quick work of his Saturday evening (July 31) foes in the Preferred Pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Hellabalou Wins Adios

July 31, 2021:

In what has developed as a wide-open three-year-old pacing colt division, Hellabalou ($14.60) has established himself as the "now" horse by way of a 1:48.4 win in the $375,000 Adios Pace for the Orchids on Saturday (July 31) at The Meadows....read on

Records Fall In Barrieau-McIsaac

July 31, 2021:

It's only fitting that the biggest race of the season in New Brunswick results in a track record performance. For the second time this season, Daniel Ross' Dustylanegoliath ($5.80) upset the darling of the Atlantic glamour boys, Woodmere Stealdeal, and posted a 1:53 win in the $40,352 Barrieau-McIsaac Stakes at Exhibition Park Raceway, the fastest mile ever at the historic venue....read on

Publicity Seeker Wins Dream Of Glory

July 31, 2021:

Thanks to some pretty crafty driving by Doug McNair, Publicity Seeker claimed front-page status on Saturday afternoon's (July 31) card at Hanover Raceway with a 1:57.3 score in the $56,200 Dream Of Glory Trot, the track's signature event for Ontario-Sired sophomore trotters....read on

'Chewbacca', Charlie May Tie Season's Mark

August 1, 2021:

Heart Of Chewbacca, the 1-2 Ron Burke-trained favourite, stormed to a 1:50.4 clocking in the first division of Ohio Sires Stakes (OHSS) at Northfield Park on Saturday (July 31), tying the national season’s record for his gait and sex....read on

Im Chiara Quick In Prospect

July 31, 2021:

The Thinking Out Loud filly Im Chiara swooped to the lead moving up the backstretch and coasted to a 1:55.1 victory over a “good” track in the second of two $7,300 divisions for the Prospect Series Three-Year-Old Filly Pace on Saturday (July 31) at Kawartha Downs....read on

Hiawatha Record For Archery Seelster

July 31, 2021:

Hiawatha Horse Park hosted Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots events for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Saturday (July 31), and, for the second straight year, the colts flew around the border oval....read on

'Ricardo' Reaches Again At Northside

July 31, 2021:

Southwind Ricardo ($16.30) steadily ground down Thunder Alley for a 1:58 score — his third straight — in Saturday's (July 31) $1,500 winners-over pacing feature at Northside Downs....read on

SC Rewind: The Start Of 'Magic'

July 31, 2021:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith looks back some 40 years to recall a milestone event in harness racing history. That year, which was 1981, a then 33-year-old Canadian born horseman became the first driver in history to win over $4 million in purses in a single year....read on

Haughton, Doherty Memorials Set

July 31, 2021:

The horses are now set for the two marquee two-year-old trotting events at The Meadowlands on Hambletonian Day (Saturday, Aug. 7) as eliminations got field sizes down to 10 for the $275,000 (est.) Peter Haughton Memorial for colts and geldings and $300,000 (est.) Jim Doherty Memorial for fillies Friday night at The Big M....read on

Lit De Rose From Last To First

July 30, 2021:

Karma Seelster was on a serious front-end mission in Friday’s $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred Handicap, but it’s a mission that failed thanks to the late-closing weapons possessed by Lit De Rose....read on

Ideal Perception Smokes Elora Oval

July 30, 2021:

Ideal Perception was taking a serious class drop Friday evening at Grand River Raceway, and with a serious class drop came a serious display of speed....read on

Breeders Trophy Series Sequel In Quebec

July 30, 2021:

They tried pressing him three-wide from the start to the opening quarter to no avail, they tried passing him by in the backstretch and nearly got it done, but there was no catching Hall Win as the three-year-old colt wired the field at the Hippodrome 3R Friday afternoon in the Breeders Trophy Series....read on

Hall Of Fame Induction Gala Update

July 30, 2021:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Board of Directors has determined that while we are seeing improvements in conditions and some aspects of our lives are returning to more normal circumstances, it is not yet time to confirm a date when we can all gather in celebration of the CHRHF Classes of 2020 and 2021....read on

'Million' A Perfect Fit For Heimbecker

July 30, 2021:

Standardbred owner Steve Heimbecker’s passion for young trotters and the Mohawk Million concept has created a powerful, symbiotic relationship....read on

AGCO Seeks Sports Betting Feeback

July 30, 2021:

On Wednesday (July 28), the AGCO released a discussion paper and draft regulatory standards for sport and event betting in Ontario. These standards are intended to apply to all sports, esports, novelty, betting exchange, and fantasy sports products and, once finalized, will form part of the Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming, which were published on July 14....read on

Warren DeSantis Passes

July 30, 2021:

With heavy hearts, the DeSantis family is saddened to announce the sudden passing of Mr. Warren P. DeSantis, 75, of Wellington, Fla., during the early morning hours of July 23, 2021....read on

DeFrank's Vision Helped Big M Rise

July 29, 2021:

To use race calling terminology, The Meadowlands is in “deep stretch” of their Summer Meeting with just two weekends of racing remaining, with the final day being the granddaddy of them all, Hambletonian Day, on Saturday, Aug. 7....read on

Return To Racing Spurs Optimism

July 29, 2021:

The two separate weeks-long shutdowns that the Standardbred industry has faced in Ontario through 2021 elicited a number of reactions from the province's horsepeople — some temporarily relocated to the United States; some remained. Regardless, the most recent reopening of racing amid the province's progress to curb the coronavirus has spurred industry-wide optimism....read on

A New Home For Racing In B.C.?

July 29, 2021:

Reports are surfacing of the possibility of a modern, dual-breed horse racing venue in Metro Vancouver — one that, should it come to fruition, could offer horsepeople in British Columbia an up-to-date replacement for Hastings Racecourse and Fraser Downs....read on

The Greek: Passion Personified

July 28, 2021:

How does a kid born in Cyprus, an island nation where there is no Standardbred racing, end up winning the Little Brown Jug? Charalambos Christoforou, better known to many as ‘The Greek’, did it by working hard, finding a little luck, and following his strong passion for life in general....read on / continuer à lire

National Caretaker Appreciation Day Is Back At Tracks!

July 28, 2021:

For the past three years, Standardbred Canada (SC), in cooperation with racetracks, associations and industry partners across the country, hosted and presented National Caretaker Appreciation Day events. The event last year looked a little different than previous years as racetracks were restricted to hosting the event virtually or with limitations on-track due to COVID-19....read on

Brandon Campbell Joins 2,000-Win Club

July 27, 2021:

Driver Brandon Campbell entered Tuesday’s card of racing at Century Downs just one victory shy of 2,000 wins, and he didn’t waste any time taking care of business....read on

Terry McVeay Passes

July 27, 2021:

Longtime harness racing horseman Terry (Terrance Shane) McVeay passed away on July 26, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 74....read on

Update On New Brunswick Breeders Stake

July 26, 2021:

Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick (HRNB) announce that because only six entries are qualified for the preliminary leg, the New Brunswick Breeders Stake will proceed directly to the final....read on

Millar Enjoying New Lease On Life

July 26, 2021:

"Getting back, being here with the horses? Means everything. It's what I've always loved. I've been doing it for 43 years, now."...read on

MVP July Jackpot Winner Announced

July 25, 2021:

Congratulations to Mark Lee of Port Perry, Ontario, who was drawn as the winner in the MVP July Jackpot Contest and will be taking home more than $200 in prizes!...read on

Register Foals Early And Save!

July 24, 2021:

Did you know that the foal registration deadline is December 31 of the foaling year BUT you can save money by applying early?...read on

Red Shores, PEIHRIA Update Protocols

July 23, 2021:

Red Shores and the Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association are pleased to update the industry on the following racing protocols....read on

Seelster Thrilled With 'Pace' Winner

July 22, 2021:

Ann Straatman laughed good-naturedly when asked if her family’s Seelster Farms had celebrated this week after Lawless Shadow became the first Meadowlands Pace winner the Lucan, Ont., nursery has produced in the 45-year history of the U.S. classic....read on

Successful Shift For Jacques Lambert

July 22, 2021:

For the last decade, Jacques Lambert has campaigned horses on the Manitoba harness racing circuit but has decided to pick up shop, test the waters and make a name for himself in Alberta....read on

Rideau Casino Slated To Reopen

July 21, 2021:

Rideau Carleton Casino, the future home of Hard Rock Casino, is set to reopen....read on

From P.E.I. To The Meadowlands Pace

July 21, 2021:

"We’re two guys from Prince Edward Island and we’re a long way from home. I told Doc in the winner’s circle that the last time he and I were there together it was also in the rain 32 years ago."...read on

Meadowlands Pace Appeal Filed

July 20, 2021:

Reports indicate that the connections of Charlie May have filed an appeal with the New Jersey Racing Commission regarding the placing that cost the Ohio-bred colt the 2021 Meadowlands Pace victory this past Saturday (July 17)....read on

Grand River To Become Five-Eighths Mile

July 18, 2021:

As Grand River Raceway begins to welcome fans back to the Elora facility, patrons have returned to a number of improvements to the Tarmac, the new GrandWay Patio and GrandWay lounge. Going forward, the plans for expansion at Grand River will also include a larger racing surface....read on

Lawless Shadow Wins Meadowlands Pace

July 17, 2021:

Canadian-based Lawless Shadow, who was second past the winning post in the 45th edition of the Meadowlands Pace, was elevated to first in the $700,000 event for three-year-old pacers held Saturday evening (July 17) at The Meadowlands....read on

Prevent Being Ticked Off

July 11, 2021:

Both people and their animals have been encountering more ticks and there is a real concern when it comes to the possibilities of contracting Lyme disease....read on

English / French Online Entry Resources

July 11, 2021:

Avez-vous besoin d’aide pour utiliser le libre-service d’inscription en ligne de SC? Do you need assistance with using SC’s Self Serve Online Entry?...read on

Bathe, Scrape, Repeat

July 4, 2021:

Bathing horses is second nature to most in the harness racing business, but there are a few things to keep in mind during times of hot and humid weather conditions....read on

Members: Do We Have Your Current Contact Info?

June 15, 2021:

With the launch of the Racing Services Department and no SC Racing services staff on-site at racetracks in Ontario, it's more important than ever that SC has up-to-date contact information for its members....read on

Trainers: Make Your Entries Online 24-7!

June 9, 2021:

Standardbred Canada’s FREE Self-Serve online entry program is available for trainers to enter horses to race and quality, and it’s available 24-7! Racetracks across the country are requesting that trainers use Self-Serve....read on

Revised 2021 OSS, Prospect Schedules

June 8, 2021:

With harness racing set to resume in Ontario on June 11, Ontario Racing has released the revised Ontario Sires Stakes schedule as well as the 2021 Prospect Series schedule....read on

Harness Racing COVID-19 Updates

March 14, 2020:

The most up to date information from the North American harness racing industry pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic is located here. Coverage includes news, closures and access changes....read on


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