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O’Brien Winner Has A ‘Bigtime’ Ball

April 15, 2019:

“The first day at the fairgrounds was a bit overwhelming for him, but once he got used to all of the noises he settled and showed the crowd just how versatile the Standardbred breed is. He did his breed proud!”...read on

Meet An O’Brien Winner This Weekend

April 2, 2019:

If you are interested in meeting an O’Brien Award winner this weekend and seeing the versatility of the Standardbred, then make sure you find your way to the Markham Fairgrounds....read on

O'Brien Winner At Standardrama Sunday

June 17, 2017:

Those seeking something to do this Father's Day weekend should consider a trip to the Orono Fairgrounds to check out Standardrama, the first show in the Standardbred Showcase Ontario Standardbred Show Series....read on

Bigtime Ball Retired

October 16, 2013:

Trot Insider has learned that after seven tremendous years on the racetrack, 2009 O'Brien Award winner Bigtime Ball has been retired....read on

Wednesday Mohawk Qualifier Recap

May 22, 2013:

Mohawk Racetrack played host to a 15-race qualifying session on Wednesday. Among those getting some miles under their belts were a former O'Brien Award winner, a North America Cup eligible, and a Grand Circuit mare putting in her first charted line of the season....read on

O'Brien Award Winners Square Off

May 15, 2013:

A pair of O'Brien Award winners squared off Wednesday morning during Mohawk Racetrack's mammoth qualifying session, as Betterthancheddar and Bigtime Ball headlined the 20-dash docket....read on

Bigtime Ball Prevails On Super Final Night

November 11, 2012:

Former Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final champion Bigtime Ball made a winner's circle appearance during Saturday night's 2012 OSS championship card at Woodbine Racetrack for driver Paul MacDonell and trainer Gord Irwin...read on

Fields Set For Gold Rush Card

June 30, 2012:

Eliminations for next Saturday's $1 million Gold Rush card took place Saturday at Georgian Downs and Trot Insider has provided updates here on all the action from the evening....read on

Sub-1:50 Qualifier For Warrawee Needy

May 10, 2012:

Up The Credit, last year's Pepsi North America Cup winner, recorded a solid qualifying win Thursday morning at Mohawk Racetrack for trainer Carl Jamieson and driver Jody Jamieson. Although, it was an aspiring NA Cup charge for the same father-son combo that had people at the Campbellville, Ont. oval buzzing...read on

Having A 'Ball'

April 18, 2012:

This time last year, trainer Gord Irwin wasn’t very optimistic when it came to his prized pacer, Bigtime Ball...read on

Bigtime Ball Returns A Winner

September 18, 2011:

Following a pair of solid qualifying miles, Gord Irwin's millionaire pacer Bigtime Ball returned to racing action after a one-year hiatus and proved he's back on top of his game with a 1:50.1 triumph in the $50,000 Open Pace on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack...read on

Bigtime Ball Back For The Fall

September 12, 2011:

Platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy are becoming more and more prevalent in helping athletes both in and out of harness racing recover from injuries. Will it help Bigtime Ball recover enough to compete with and tackle the aged pacing division?...read on

Bigtime Ball Getting Tighter

September 9, 2011:

In a recent discussion with Trot Insider, trainer Gord Irwin stated that if O'Brien Award winner Bigtime Ball is going to contest the Breeders Crown this fall, he has got to be in form to knock heads with the continent's best. The son of Presidential Ball made another big step Friday morning during the qualifying session at Mohawk Racetrack...read on

'Bigtime' Return From Year Absence

September 2, 2011:

After a one-year absence from charted races, Bigtime Ball, Canada's 2009 Older Pacing Horse of the Year, made his return to the track Friday, September 2 at Mohawk Racetrack during the raceway's qualifying session...read on

Setback For Bigtime Ball

April 27, 2011:

Racing fans will have to wait until the end of summer if they want to see Bigtime Ball in the entry box...read on


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