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July 2019

  • Trot Feature - Captain Crunch

    ‘Crunch’ Time: Johansson Comes Through Big at the North America Cup

    Nancy Johansson’s daughter Ella had a choice to make between two things she didn’t want to do - go to her brother’s baseball tournament, or go to the Harrisburg horse sale with her mom....read on

  • Trot Feature - Captain Crunch

    Heure ‘Crunch’ – Johansson se mérite les grands honneurs à la North America Cup

    La description faite par Ken Middleton de la course 2019 North America Cup semblait un exercice d’incrédulité....read on

  • Bettors Wish

    Size Doesn't Matter

    He may not have been the biggest horse in the race, but Canadian assistant trainer Chantal Mitchell, and Kiwi driver Dexter Dunn, knew that they had speed and heart on their side entering Canada’s richest harness race....read on

  • Workin Ona Mystery

    Workin Ona Foot: A Groom’s Efforts Make a Big Difference

    Trainer Brian Brown already had a win in the 2017 Cup, but he told TROT that if it wasn’t for the work and dedication of Ashley Dowis he may not even have had a starter this year....read on

  • Aflame Hanover

    Everyone Loves An Underdog

    When you purchase a yearling for just $6,500, and neither his sire nor dam even raced, you’re probably not thinking ‘North America Cup.’ But that’s exactly where Tony and Linda Schadel ended up with their horse-of-a-lifetime....read on

  • Stag Party

    Caretaker of the stars

    Tyler Schlatman didn’t grow up in a racing family, but he did watch the races at Hanover Raceway. Now, Tyler is the caretaker of the 2018 Horse of the Year & a Metro Stakes winner who is looking to carry his winning ways over from age two to three....read on

  • Best In Show

    A Man Who Loves A Good Show

    Richard and Joanne Young were about to get out of the racing game in 2008 - then they decided to buy just one more horse....read on

  • De Los Cielos Deo

    “Murph” Murphy: A tough Canadian boy

    On December 30, 2018, Shannon ‘Murph’ Murphy and his friends went to a NY Giants home game vs. the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants lost the game by a point, and Murph almost lost his life after taking a 30 foot fall....read on

  • Hurrikane Emperor

    Family First: Both Human & Equine

    John McDermott trains Hurrikane Emperor. He also trained the sire, the dam & the sister. His kids help paddock and train, and his wife is the rock that holds it all together. Family means a lot to the team behind this Cup finalist....read on

  • Tyga Hanover

    Family Ties

    Tom Rankin is well-known in racing – especially when it comes to trotters. But his son Glen knows a bit about horses too – much of it learned while he was fighting an illness. And it was Glen that picked out the pacer that has the Rankin family quite excited for 2019....read on

  • Captain Victorious

    The White Birch ‘Family Tree’

    White Birch Farm was the breeder, and part-owner, of 2013 Cup winner Captaintreacherous, but farm owner Michael Parisi and farm manager Steve Williams both tragically lost their lives before they could see four colts from ‘The Captain’s’ first crop compete in the 2019 version of Canada’s richest harness race....read on

  • Post Time

    Post Time with Dan Gall

    The World Trotting Conference was recently held in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference was well attended by standardbred horse associations from around the world and the host country did an excellent job in attracting informative and future-thinking speakers to address our industry issues....read on

  • The View

    Decisions, decisions…

    Usually as a big sporting event approaches you have some idea who you’re going to be cheering for. You have your favourite team, or player, and you support them until the end. Even when it’s all futile, like with the Toronto Maple Leafs....read on


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