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McNairs Top OSS Standings

October 21, 2014:

For the third straight year, trainer Gregg McNair has topped the Ontario Sires Stakes' standings on the training side. This year, he's joined by his son -- driver Doug McNair -- for a father-son sweep....read on

Sportswriter Staying In Ontario

October 2, 2014:

Trot Insider has learned that Sportswriter will continue to stand stud at Tara Hills Stud Farm in Port Perry, Ont. through the 2015 breeding season....read on

The Season Of Sportswriter

September 29, 2014:

The main story to emerge from this year’s Ontario Sires Stakes rookie pacing division is the dominance of sire Sportswriter, whose first crop of colts and fillies have been admired from the moment they stepped on the racetrack....read on

Sportswriters Making Headlines

July 9, 2014:

The first crop of Sportswriter has exploded onto the Ontario Sires Stakes scene as the two-year-old pacers start their racing season....read on

Kadabra, Sportswriter Books Full, Closed

May 7, 2014:

Tara Hills Stud of Port Perry, Ont. has announced that the 2014 books for Kadabra and Sportswriter are now full and closed....read on

Sportswriter To Stay At Tara Hills In 2014

September 9, 2013:

On Monday, September 9, Tara Hills Stud Farm announced that Sportswriter will continue to stand at stud at their Port Perry, Ont. location through the 2014 breeding season....read on

North America Cup Night Set

June 12, 2013:

Pepsi North America Cup night will not only feature some of, if not the best harness racing in Canada this year, but also loads of contests, draws, music and entertainment for fans on track this Saturday (June 15) at the Campbellville, Ont. oval, with an earlier 7:05 p.m. post time....read on

Sportswriter's First Crop Takes Off

February 14, 2013:

Canada's 2009 Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year, Sportswriter’s first crop of yearlings are currently on offer at the Australian Pacing Gold yearling sales and are being snapped up by astute trainers and owners....read on

MacDonald On His Hiatus From Racing

June 17, 2012:

It was right around this time in 2010 when Mark MacDonald urged Sportswriter to victory in the 27th edition of the Pepsi North America Cup. Two years later, after having endured significant injuries and the gruelling climb back, the pilot is now plying his trade stateside. He has recently opened up about his lengthy absence from the bike, his move to the U.S. and the state of the Ontario racing industry....read on

Regally-Bred Youngster Arrives

February 13, 2012:

Foaling season is in full swing throughout the racing industry, and on Saturday night an O’Brien Award-winning mare gave birth to a colt by an O’Brien Award-winning sire...read on

Sportswriter Book Full And Closed

January 27, 2011:

Tara Hills Stud and Southwind Farms have announced that World Champion Sportswriter p,2,1:49.2, 3,1:48.3 ($1,649,411) (Artsplace–Precious Beauty) who will stand his first season at stud at the Port Perry, Ont. farm...read on

2010 O’Brien Award Finalists Announced

December 21, 2010:

Standardbred Canada today announced the finalists for the 2010 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season...read on

Sportswriter To Tara Hills

September 28, 2010:

Recently retired World Champion and North America Cup winner Sportswriter p,2,1:49.2, 3,1:48.3 ($1,649,411) will stand the 2011 breeding season at Tara Hills...read on

Meet Sportswriter On Industry Day

August 1, 2010:

Grand River Raceway is pleased to announce the special addition of a Meet ‘N Greet with Sportswriter for its Industry Day celebration on August 2...read on

Sportswriter Retired

July 30, 2010:

World Champion Sportswriter p,2,1:49.2, 3,1:48.3 ($1,566,460) has been officially retired...read on


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