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Freshmen Impress At Yonkers

August 20, 2014:

Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night hosted the $202,599 New York Sire Stakes Jim Crawford Pace for two-year-old colts and geldings....read on

Speed Show For Grassrooters

August 20, 2014:

Three-year-old pacing colts and geldings found themselves in the spotlight Tuesday at Mohawk Racetrack as the Ontario Sires Stakes rolled into town and presented four Grassroots divisions....read on

Decret Justiciale Sweeps To Win

August 19, 2014:

With one of the most impressive three-wide sweeps from last place after the half mile in harness racing, Decret Justiciale and trainer/driver Denis Filion was able to collar pacesetter Margarita Bi in the stretch and go on to win the feature trot at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday evening....read on

Road To The Jug: Week 3

August 19, 2014:

For the next four weeks Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, will rank the top 10 eligibles for the Little Brown Jug presented by Fazoli’s....read on

Frau Blucher Matches World Record

August 19, 2014:

Frau Blucher made her first win of the 2014 season a memorable one by matching a world record four-year-old trotting mares Tuesday night at Pocono Downs....read on

Claiming Series Elims Completed

August 19, 2014:

Three-year-old pacing fillies butted heads in a pair of eliminations for the Innisfil Summer Claiming Series Tuesday evening at Georgian Downs, with Kyles Secret and Alot Of Sense prevailing in their $5,000 assignments....read on

Nine For Earl Rowe Memorial

August 19, 2014:

Currently in the midst of a four-race winning streak, Natural Herbie will be among the headliners making the trek to Georgian Downs this weekend for the $100,000 Honourable Earl Rowe Memorial Trot....read on

Elimination Mania To Hit Mohawk

August 19, 2014:

Many of the sport’s brightest stars will be on display Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack as the Campbellville, Ontario oval hosts eliminations for the Canadian Pacing Derby, the Metro Pace and the Shes A Great Lady Stake....read on

Automated Morning Line Implemented

August 19, 2014:

Penn National Gaming, Inc., the largest operator of Standardbred racetracks in North America, will institute the new TrackMaster automated morning line system at all of its harness racing facilities, effective immediately....read on

Lifetime Pursuit Headlines Casual Breeze

August 19, 2014:

Eighteen of harness racing’s leading ladies are scheduled to assemble Friday evening at Mohawk Racetrack in a rich set of divisions of the Casual Breeze Stakes....read on

E L Titan Worth The Wait

August 19, 2014:

Stakes-winner E L Titan has been absent from the Grand Circuit this season, but that is soon to change....read on

Stakes-A-Plenty In Summerside

August 19, 2014:

After 17 nights of darkness, Red Shores' Summerside is ready to turn the lights back on Wednesday....read on

Grand River Dark This Friday

August 19, 2014:

Grand River Raceway reminds all patrons and horsepeople that the track is dark this Friday night (August 22) to accommodate an event hosted by the Grand River Agricultural Society....read on

Balmoral ‘Beefs Up’ Guarantees

August 19, 2014:

Balmoral Park will offer a guaranteed Pick 5 pool of $35,000 on Wednesday, August 20th. Because the 50 cent minimum wager was not hit on Sunday, August 17th, a carryover of $5,212 will be added to Wednesday’s pool. The popular low cost Pick 5 wager will be offered on races 1 thru 5 this Wednesday....read on

Western Fair Applies For Change

August 19, 2014:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) is circulating an application for an amendment to the 2014 approved race date schedule and will receive comments on the application from interested industry participants before making its decision on the application....read on

Post Time Change For Summerside

August 19, 2014:

The Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission has approved a post time change for the card of racing set for Wednesday, August 20 at Red Shores Summerside....read on

Eighteen Wins For Shortest Distance

August 19, 2014:

In what was supposed to be the confrontation between two pacers with the most victories in North America this season unfortunately didn’t materialize....read on

Feeling Like A Bigtown Hero

August 19, 2014:

Brad Forward knows the roller coaster that is life a little more intimately than most....read on

Broadway Hall Sold

August 19, 2014:

A group of owners has teamed up to purchase trotting stallion Broadway Hall....read on

Palone Nabs Eight At Meadows

August 19, 2014:

Dave Palone, the winningest driver in North American harness racing history, padded his total considerably Monday at The Meadows when he won eight races — including the feature — on the 15-race card....read on

McNair Reaches 2,000 Wins

August 19, 2014:

Driver Doug McNair recorded his 2,000th career driving victory Monday at Mohawk Racetrack with the three-year-old pacer Eastender....read on

Fillies Flying At Yonkers

August 19, 2014:

Statebred sophomore fillies took another turn downstate Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $219,700 New York Sire Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace....read on

Repeat Winners In Gold Divisions

August 18, 2014:

A trio of OSS Gold Series divisions were served up Monday at Mohawk Racetrack, with two-year-old trotting fillies strutting their stuff in those $70,000 tilts....read on

Preferred Night At Grand River

August 18, 2014:

A set of $11,000 Preferred 2 events highlighted the Monday evening card at Grand River Raceway, with Adkins Hanover and Dancehall Mistress taking home top honours in their respect assignments....read on

Golden Gun Upsets In Tioga Open

August 18, 2014:

Benefiting from a pocket trip, the Wiz Kids Stable LLC's Golden Gun took his second consecutive win in Monday evening's $15,000 Open Pace at Tioga Downs....read on

Pure Ivory To Spirit To Win

August 18, 2014:

Spirit To Win became the nation’s fastest, freshman trotter of 2014 thanks to her stakes record-setting performance in Monday’s $45,800 final of the Pure Ivory Series for two-year-old trotting fillies at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Meet Your Favourite Driver!

August 18, 2014:

Since we are gearing up for the 2014 National Driving Championship, what better theme for a contest than drivers....read on

Racing & Gaming Integration Update

August 18, 2014:

After a series of constructive conversations, representatives of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association are ready to sit down to decide the specifics of how horse racing can best be integrated into the province’s overall gaming strategy....read on

ID Technician In P.E.I.

August 18, 2014:

SC Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be in Prince Edward Island on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification....read on

Harness Racing A Hit In Osoyoos

August 18, 2014:

The first ever racing card featuring quarter-horse, thoroughbred and harness racing at Desert Park in Osoyoos, B.C. drew thousands of people to the interior B.C. oval....read on

Cane Pace Entry Information

August 18, 2014:

Eliminations for the 60th Cane Pace ($400,000e), the first jewel in the Triple Crown of Pacing, will be raced on Sunday, August 24 at Tioga Downs....read on

Port Perry Fair Box Now Open

August 18, 2014:

Entries are now being accepted for the fair date in Port Perry, Ont., set for Sunday, August 31....read on

Jack Bailey Passes

August 18, 2014:

Jack Bailey, 81, Vernon Downs' all-time driving champion, died Aug. 16, 2014, after a long illness....read on

Stories From The Trenches

August 18, 2014:

With yearling sales approaching, Trot went searching for unique, behind the scenes stories from North America's top standardbred sales. Naturally, Murray Brown, Mike Kimelman and Bob Marks, each associated with some of the finest horses ever to race, had no shortage of great tales to share....read on.

Thundering Bay Wins Rideau Feature

August 17, 2014:

Veteran gelding Thundering Bay survived a long first over journey to take the $6,500 Winners Over Handicapped Pace featured on Sunday night's harness racing card at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Her Own Land Increases Lead

August 17, 2014:

With her closest competition, Shadows Wonder, opting to race in the Gold Series, Her Own Land boosted her advantage in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots point standings with a 1:52.3 tally in one of five $18,000 divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday evening at Georgian Downs....read on

Longshots Rule In Series Opener

August 17, 2014:

Longshots seemed to be the rule of the day at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday afternoon for the opening round of the Quebec-Bred Series for two-year-old trotters and pacers....read on

Datsyuk Defeats Father Patrick

August 17, 2014:

While North America Cup winner JK Endofanera ($2.50) coasted home in 1:50.1 to win his $54,072 Geers Stake division on Sunday (August 17) at Tioga Downs, the top story of the afternoon saw Father Patrick gamely outkicked by Datsyuk ($52.00) in their $36,036 division of the Arthur Tompkins Memorial....read on

Brandons Cowboys Sweep Eliminations

August 17, 2014:

Three-year-old male pacers Comes Home First and Blue Eyes Cowboy, both sired by Brandons Cowboy, dominated Sunday afternoon's $10,000 eliminations for the Alberta Sires Stakes Marksman leg at Alberta Downs....read on

Barn Doll Stars; Milestone For Morrill

August 17, 2014:

Barn Doll got off to a slow start, but she finished first and fastest of four divisions of New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies on Sunday (Aug. 17) at Batavia Downs....read on

Just A Jolt Prevails From The Pocket

August 17, 2014:

The featured event on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia was a pace for winner's over $25,000 lifetime going for a purse of $30,000. The wagering public gave slight favouritism to Wake Up Peter from post seven....read on

Fillies Prosper With Drop To Grassroots

August 17, 2014:

Fillies dropping down from the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold division to the Grassroots level proved successful in several of Sunday’s $18,000 divisions at Clinton Raceway....read on

Fall Fan Club Events

August 17, 2014:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club has a pair of great events planned this fall!...read on

SC Rewind: The Unbreakable Record

August 17, 2014:

In this week's rewind Robert Smith recalls an unbelievable winning season by a horse named Victory Hy. His single season record for most victories is unlikely to ever be broken....read on

Party Hangover Streaks Into Stakes

August 17, 2014:

After a two-week hiatus, live racing returned to Balmoral Park with a pair of state-bred stakes for older pacers sharing top billing on the 13-race program....read on

Flick A Fly Sets Running Aces Record

August 17, 2014:

Flick A Fly established a new track record for sophomore pacing fillies on Saturday night at Running Aces, shaving two-fifths of a second off the old record established a year ago by Show Runner....read on

Drivers Complete Ice Bucket Challenge

August 17, 2014:

Scioto Downs' General Manager of Racing Operations, Stacy Cahill, was joined by drivers Aaron Merriman, Kayne Kauffman, Zach Mogan, Tyler Smith and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge after being summoned by Friday night's supporters of ALS....read on

Mach It So Victorious In Yonkers Open

August 17, 2014:

Ontario Sires Stakes graduate Mach It So (Brian Sears, $2.70), the odds-on favourite, delivered on a short promise Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $44,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Bigtown Hero Equals Record In Gold Cup & Saucer

August 16, 2014:

Turning for home, it was a two horse breakaway in the 55th running of the $75,000 Sobey's Gold Cup and Saucer with Bigtown Hero and driver Brad Forward battling past Wazzup Wazzup in a track and Canadian record equalling performance to close out Old Home Week at Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday night....read on

Two In A Row For Bruno Michael

August 16, 2014:

Fans flocked to Kawartha Downs tonight, despite the adverse weather conditions, and witnessed Bruno Michael notching his second straight victory in the evening’s second race....read on


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