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Carol Bodkin Passes

February 25, 2017:

Carol Bodkin, 71, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 23 at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, Ont. after a courageous battle with cancer....read on

SC Rewind: Richelieu Park Memories

February 25, 2017:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls the eventful decade of the 1950's when Canadian harness racing was making great strides in the Province of Quebec, especially Montreal....read on

Miracle Redemption For Lennytheshark

February 25, 2017:

A mere nose cost Lennytheshark victory in last year’s Miracle Mile when Australia’s most popular pacer was beaten by Have Faith In Me....read on

Daniels To Be Honoured In Truro

February 25, 2017:

Longtime Standardbred Canada field rep and Truro Raceway race office supervisor Diane Daniels will be honoured at the Truro Sports Heritage Society Awards Dinner on Sunday, March 5 at the Best Western Glengarry in Truro....read on

Mach It A Par Prevails At Yonkers

February 24, 2017:

Mach It A Par (Jason Bartlett, $6) was the third and last leader Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Galliers Launches Jackies Rocket To Win

February 24, 2017:

For the fifth consecutive week, there was a new winner in the Friday (February 24) night feature at Miami Valley Raceway, the $22,000 Mares Open Pace....read on

Opulent Yankee Wins Big M Feature

February 24, 2017:

Andy Miller entered the weekend in ninth place in The Meadowlands driver standings, but Friday night reminded fans why the “Orange Crush” can still get it done with four wins including a score in the featured trot with Opulent Yankee....read on

Harness Racing B.C. Meeting Notice

February 24, 2017:

The Board of Directors of Harness Racing B.C. (HRBC) has announced that its Annual General Meeting for 2017 will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2017 at 5 p.m. in the Backstretch Restaurant....read on

Sowers Celebrates 1,000th Training Win

February 24, 2017:

When Monster Cantab ($20.40) crossed the finish line in Buffalo Raceway's sixth race on Friday night (February 24), it gave trainer Philip 'Bo' Sowers his 1,000th career victory....read on

Waasmula Wires Woodbine Mares

February 24, 2017:

New millionaire Waasmula wired a field of Preferred mares for her second straight victory this year at Woodbine Racetrack in the $30,000 feature early Friday evening (February 24)....read on

Safety Helmet & Vest Amendment In CA

February 24, 2017:

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) conducted its regular meeting Thursday, February 23, at Santa Anita Park....read on

All Bets Off Wins 2017 Qualifying Debut

February 24, 2017:

Double millionaire pacer and former O'Brien Award finalist All Bets Off returned to work and won his 2017 qualifying debut on Friday evening (February 24) at The Meadowlands....read on

Youth Foundation Updates Internship Lists

February 24, 2017:

As part of its continuing efforts to create opportunities for young people in the equine world, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) is updating its internship listings at hhyf.org....read on

Zuccarello Has A Zest For Racing

February 24, 2017:

If there is only one regret Matt Zuccarello harbours, and there certainly are few as he approaches each day with a zeal not many people possess, it is that he did not become involved in harness racing in his youth....read on

‘Post Time’ To Provide English Call

February 24, 2017:

It has been announced that 'Post Time with Mike and Mike' will provide an English race call for the French Triple Crown attempt on Sunday morning (February 26)....read on

Head Harness Judge Let Go

February 24, 2017:

It has been reported that David Farquharson, the chairman of stewards for Queensland Harness Racing that had been suspended for the past two months, has been fired....read on

Rivalry Brewing At Yonkers Raceway

February 24, 2017:

Pacers Somewhere In L A and Caviart Luca have a great deal in common. They’re both six-year-old geldings by Somebeachsomewhere out of Western Hanover mares; they each have four wins this season; and they share a seasonal mark of 1:52.2....read on

Celebration Of Life For Suksiri

February 24, 2017:

Well known and popular groom Paul 'Pauly' Suksiri passed away recently after a courageous battle with cancer....read on

Saratoga Conditioned Races: No Caps

February 24, 2017:

Saratoga Casino & Hotel will no longer be using purse caps on conditioned races....read on

WHHC Leg Spices ‘Big M’ Saturday

February 24, 2017:

Racing at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, February 25 is an interesting mix of a dozen pacing races. Included among them are four divisions of the second leg of the popular ‘Race for the G-Notes’ series made ultra-competitive by the ensuing scramble for the coveted 10 positions in next week’s $15,000 final....read on

Winter Warm-Up Contest Open!

February 24, 2017:

There's nothing like a handicapping contest to warm you up and re-energize your spirits in the dead of winter! The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s first handicapping contest of 2017 is for racing action this weekend...read on

Canadian Horse Racing Celebrates 250 Years

February 24, 2017:

Our entire nation will be celebrating 150 years of confederation in 2017, but for Canada’s horse racing industry, this year represents an even bigger anniversary, the 250th Anniversary of our great sport in this great land....read on

Miller Stars On Big M Broadcast

February 23, 2017:

Leading drivers Brett Miller and Jim Marohn, Jr. stayed hot on Thursday (February 23) at The Meadowlands on a day where temperatures were unseasonably into the 60s....read on

Talbot Romeo Continues To Turn Heads

February 23, 2017:

In his first start since being nominated to the Pepsi North America Cup, the streaking Talbot Romeo continued to turn heads at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday night (February 23) with the fastest winning mile in Canada so far this year by a three-year-old....read on

Azucar Wins Flamboro Preferred

February 23, 2017:

Azucar closed out the Thursday night (February 23) harness racing card at Flamboro Downs, scoring a victory from the trailing tier post position in the 10th race featured $7,500 Preferred 3 Trot....read on

Speed Show At Dover Downs

February 23, 2017:

On an unusually mild, Spring-like late February 23 day, Yannick Gingras rang up five winners on a card boasting quick times including a North American season's record 1:49 mile on Thursday at Dover Downs....read on

Western Fair To Host Veterans’ Classic

February 23, 2017:

The Western Fair District will be celebrating and honouring our military at its newly launched 'Veterans’ Classic' event....read on

Century Downs Racing Club Returns

February 23, 2017:

With harness racing set to return to Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in less than a month, the Century Downs Racing Club is gearing up its second season....read on

First North American Win For Quick Draft

February 23, 2017:

Quick Draft A (Art Major) prevailed in the Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel on a beautiful Thursday afternoon (February 23) in the Spa City....read on

New Owner Discusses The Plunge

February 23, 2017:

“Once I got four or five months into it, my goal was to have an open pacer, an open mare and an open trotter. I think we’re kind of there now. We might be light on the trotter side but we’ll see. I guess time will tell.”...read on

Stakes Success For Pacing-Bred Trotter

February 23, 2017:

“She was a two-year-old when we switched her over to trotting. We couldn’t get her to pace at all, but when we took off the hopples it was a different story.”...read on

Publication To Celebrate 250 Years

February 23, 2017:

A full 100 years before the confederation of Canada, the first advertised horse race took place in 1767 on the Plains of Abraham....read on

Mackenzie To Make NA Debut

February 23, 2017:

“She’s a big mare, but she seems to get around the tracks good. She’s got plenty of class. She’s fairly young. It’s a shame she’s got to start up in the top class, but she’s won so much money that she has to start up there for a while.”...read on

Ladys Dude To Make 2017 Debut

February 23, 2017:

On Friday night, the Meadowlands Racetrack will present an 11-race program conducted under spring-like conditions with temperatures in the 60s all weekend....read on

Support For Unified Rules

February 23, 2017:

Participants from across the nation have backed Standardbred Canada's call for a national set of rules and regulations for the country's harness racing industry....read on

OR Responds To Group Statement

February 23, 2017:

Ontario Racing (OR) has commented on a statement issued by the Horse Peoples' Alliance of Ontario regarding its Letter of Intent webinar....read on

SRF Has Breedings For Sale

February 23, 2017:

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has new breedings for sale, and also appreciates the donation of breedings throughout the season....read on

Northfield Guarantees Saturday Pick 5

February 22, 2017:

Northfield Park has announced the addition of a $12,500 Pick-5 total pool guarantee on Saturday (February 25)....read on

'Mac' Caps Big Day For Connections

February 22, 2017:

It was a five-win card for Corey Callahan topped by a 1:52.2 victory by Tough Mac in the $20,000 Open Handicap Trot on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Dover Downs. Trainer Dylan Davis had four wins while owner Mike Casalino tripled....read on

Solid Queen Prevails In Preferred

February 22, 2017:

Driver Garrett Rooney worked out a perfect pocket trip aboard Solid Queen to take the $7,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 3 Pace on Wednesday evening at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Pertty Music Upsets Pompano Mares

February 22, 2017:

With much of the attention focusing on Godiva Seelster (3-5) and Wild Wanda (5-2), it was Pertty Music, handled to perfection by George Napolitano Jr., turning the tables in Pompano Park’s $11,500 Open Handicap Pace for mares on Wednesday night (February 22)....read on

Wanna Rock N Roll, Monti Star At Buffalo

February 22, 2017:

Wanna Rock N Roll couldn't win the battle for the lead off the starting gate, but she ended up winning the war to the wire instead....read on

Cape Breton Auction & Dance Details

February 22, 2017:

The Cape Breton Island Horsemen Association will be hosting a fundraising auction and dance on Saturday, April 1 at the Emera Centre, starting at 6 p.m....read on

But What Does It Mean For You?

February 22, 2017:

"What Amy and I have accomplished in building a 61-horse stable from nothing, and clientele list with over 200 active participants, will pale in comparison to the foundation we are building for this industry"...read on

Betting Line's Book Full And Closed

February 22, 2017:

Hanover Shoe Farms announced on Wednesday, Feb. 22 that Betting Line's book is full and closed for 2017....read on

Call For Justice Finds Room Late To Win

February 22, 2017:

Racing off a 13-week layoff, Call For Justice found an escape route late and went on to capture Wednesday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Mohawk To Host Community Job Fair

February 22, 2017:

Mohawk Racetrack, in partnership with multiple organizations in the Town of Milton, will be hosting the first Community Job Fair on Monday, March 6 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m....read on

Do You Know The Code?

February 22, 2017:

Many of the students who had not heard of the new Equine Code of Practice are quickly realizing its value in assessing their horse's management....read on

Window Wiper Settles Into New Home

February 22, 2017:

On February 10, Window Wiper turned in a solid effort in what was her first start for Robin Clements and David Siegel, as she checked in a close third in Cal Expo’s Filly and Mare Open after having sat a tracking journey....read on

A Conversation With Joe Bongiorno

February 22, 2017:

"I’m super appreciative of all the trainers and owners that have been supporting me. Hopefully this year I can build on it and drive some more stakes horses and maybe get a few nice stakes wins."...read on


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