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 Last Month For Zoom!

Over the past five months, the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club has received many exciting photos for the Zoom Photography Challenge. September marks the final month for the 2017 Zoom challenges and the club has picked its favourite theme, ‘Meet My Horse’ to finish things off.

The club wants photos of you with your horse jogging, training, racing, hanging out in the barn, posing in the winner’s circle, under saddle, or doing any other activity that shows off your horse. You must be included in the photo with your horse which means someone else should take the photo for you – unless it’s a selfie, of course.

With your submission, please include a short description about what your horse means to you. Don’t forget to let us know your horse’s name with your entry.

Please note that photos must be taken during the contest period. Only two photo submissions per person will be eligible.

Email all photo submissions to by Friday, September 29 at 5:00 p.m. (EST).

The contest is open to Fan Club members only. Not a member? Join here for free.


Mauntah Wins WDC Online Contest

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club organized an online handicapping contest asking fans to select the correct order of finish of the eleven drivers competing in the 2017 World Driving Championship.

After calculating the results and completing a blind draw between two entrants who both finished with 10 out of a possible 20 points, Adam Mauntah of Ottawa, Ont., was declared the winner.

Adam has been involved in racing for all of his life, tagging along with his brother and father to Greenwood and Woodbine. In the past he has also served as a backup race announcer at Rideau Carleton, Kawartha Downs, Grand River Raceway, Georgian Downs and Flamboro Downs.

Adam was unable to watch the first three legs of the WDC, but that didn’t stop him from road tripping to Trois-Rivières and Charlottetown with his mother to catch the last two legs in person.

“It was a lot of fun for us to see James crowned as the champion in Charlottetown and to sing along with the playing of O Canada. My mother and I stayed on Prince Edward Island the day after the WDC to see the Gold Cup and Saucer, then got up early the next morning to drive back to Trois-Rivières in time for the Prix d'Été.”

After competing in 22 races at five different racetracks in four different provinces across the country, Canadian Harness Racing Driver James MacDonald of Guelph, Ontario, captured the World Driving Champion title, trophy and $25,000 in prize money.

MacDonald made history becoming the first Canadian to claim the prestigious title on home turf, finishing the championship in Prince Edward Island at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park with a total of 211 points.

Runner-up Mika Forss of Finland finished the tournament with a total of 193 points, and Marcus Miller of the U.S. rounded out the top three with 181.5 points.

The final finish order for all eleven-competing drivers is listed below along with Adam’s selections.

2017 World Driving Championship Leaderboard
Rank - Driver (Country) – Points – Adam’s Selections – Adam’s Points
1. James MacDonald (Canada) – 211 - James MacDonald – 2
2. Mika Forss (Finland) – 193 – Shane Graham – 0
3. Marcus Miller (United States) - 181.5 - Mark Purdon – 0
4. Dexter Dunn (ITA/New Zealand) – 166 – Dexter Dunn – 2
5. Björn Goop (Sweden) – 152 – Björn Goop - 2
6. Noel Baldacchino (Malta) – 148 - Noel Baldacchino - 2
7. Eirik Høitomt (Norway) – 136 – Marcus Miller – 0
8. Shane Graham (Australia) – 135 – Rik Depuydt – 0
8. Gerhard Mayr (Austria) – 135 – Gerhard Mayr – 2
10. Mark Purdon (New Zealand) - 124.5 – Eirik Høitomt – 0
11. Rik Depuydt (Belgium) – 107 – Mika Forss – 0


 Meet Our September Calendar Photographer: Tammy Webb

Tammy Webb is the ‘I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s ‘Heart of Harness’ Racing Calendar photographer for September.

Last year, Webb captured an image (below) of Kate MacNeill getting Magical Alex ready to race at Exhibition Park in Saint John, New Brunswick.

A couple of years ago, Webb’s close friend, Brent Briggs, introduced her to the world of harness racing. Webb started out by getting her groom’s license, and in recent years has become more involved by jogging and helping with the training of a couple of two-year-olds.

Some of Webb’s favourite horses that she’s had the pleasure of working with include Spudland Sierra, Indigo Artist, Western Tales, Nucoz Typhoon, Contact Jones, and JFJS Smilin Cowgirl.

“Photography has always been a passion of mine, and being able to photograph such amazing animals in this sport is great,” she explained. “Getting that perfect shot is such a high for me.”

Webb’s photos are also posted on Fredericton Raceway’s Facebook pages.


 2017 Calendar Photographers

January Calendar Photographer - Trish Dooling

February Calendar Photographer - Evelyn Sabraw

March Calendar Photographer - Kyle Burton

April Calendar Photographer - Mary Leeson

May Calendar Photographer - Sharon Harbaruk

June Calendar Photographer -  Laverne Turnbull

July Calendar Photograph - Sylvain Gagnon

August Calendar Photographer - Jake MacDonald







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