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SC Rewind: Haughton Remembered

November 26, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith remembers the lifetime and career of the great U.S. horseman Wm. R. "Billy" Haughton. His sudden and untimely death occurred over 30 years ago, but he continues to enjoy legendary status in our on

SC Rewind: Charlie Lawson

November 19, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith remembers the long and rather unique career of horseman Charlie Lawson of Orangeville. Lawson was a highly successful driver during an era when nearly everyone also trained or owned horses; he did on

SC Rewind: Perusing An Old Program

November 12, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith takes a journey back over 50 years ago to 1965. His story is rooted in the contents of an old London Western Fair Raceway program from October 28, 1965. He discusses his findings and lists a lot of old names and memorabilia extracted from this vintage on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1970s

November 5, 2016:

This week's Rewind takes readers back to the decade of the 1970s in the monthly feature Years Ago. Robert recalls a number of personalities of the day, both human and equine and as usual displays a few old photographs to accompany the on

Rewind: The First Breeders Crown

October 29, 2016:

In this week's Rewind, Robert Smith recalls the birth of the now famous Breeders Crown races which were first held in 1984. That first year just eight events were held, two of them on Canadian on

SC Rewind: Grasshopper Flats

October 22, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recounts the long, interesting and story filled history of a small racetrack located in Eastern Ontario. From its quaint nickname to the long list of horse people who have been residents there, it makes for an interesting on

SC Rewind: Happy Birthday Jack Kopas

October 16, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith reviews the stellar career of Hall of Fame horseman Jack Kopas who celebrates his 88th birthday today (October 16) on

SC Rewind: The Fall Fair Era

October 8, 2016:

This week's Rewind is inspired at least in part by the current time of year. In bygone days harness racing was in 'full swing' mode at this time on the calendar when Fall Fairs were being held and most fairs had on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1960s

October 1, 2016:

In today's Rewind Robert Smith travels back to the decade of the 1960s in the ongoing monthly feature Years Ago. Old pictures and accounts of the times recall the people and happenings of that period in on

SC Rewind: Tale Of Two Sundays

September 24, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith remembers some world class racing held over 60 years ago at Montreal's Richelieu Park. It was a defining time that paved the way to a new chapter in Canadian harness racing that brought the Continent's best horses to on

SC Rewind: 1965 Little Brown Jug

September 17, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind as we approach Little Brown Jug week, Robert Smith remembers the 1965 Jug and its famous winner Bret Hanover. This was just the 20th year of the famous race that has been held at the same place now for over 70 years. That year's race and the horse that won it remain as one of the most memorable in the race's long on

SC Rewind: Greenwood - 100 Years (3/3)

September 11, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls the year 1975 when Greenwood Raceway celebrated its 100th Birthday. He continues the year by year reminiscence of the years leading up to 1975. A number of old and interesting photographs are on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1950s

September 3, 2016:

This week's edition of Rewind takes a 'Years Ago' trip back to the decade of the 1950's. A collage of old pictures recall many of the personalities of the day. It is interesting to note that most of the people mentioned have modern day ties with those who continue in the on

SC Rewind: Memories From 1986

August 27, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith takes a nostalgic look back to 30 years ago which was 1986. He revives a potpourri of names, faces and happenings from that year and includes numerous pictures to better recall the on

SC Rewind: Old Track Roll Call

August 20, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls the time when small town racetracks were commonplace, existing in almost every community across the land. He is asking for reader's input in identifying those precious few that are still left. Also welcomed are special recollections of those places that have passed on but still remain as cherished on

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