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Cal Expo Announces Incentive Plan

July 29, 2014:

Watch and Wager LLC, the operator of Cal Expo, has announced the Incentive Plan for their upcoming meet, which is set to begin October 4 and will run through May 2 of 2015....read on

Hippodrome 3R Post Time Change

July 29, 2014:

Officials with the Quebec Jockey Club have announced that first-race post time for the Sunday, August 3 program at Hippodrome 3R has been changed....read on

Kindergarten Classic Starts Friday

July 29, 2014:

The 2014 Kindergarten Classic Series will begin on Friday, August 1 at the Meadowlands Racetrack with eight healthy divisions of freshman trotting fillies and colts, each racing for a purse of $10,000....read on

Stakes Galore At Summerside

July 29, 2014:

If you like stakes races, Red Shores' Summerside Raceway is the place to be on Wednesday night (July 30)....read on

ZOOM Poll Now Open!

July 29, 2014:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club would like to thank everyone who submitted photos for July’s It’s Post Time Photography Challenge which asked our Fan Club members to submit photos that featured racing action - a horse warming up, racing, or in the winner’s circle that captured the anticipation and the excitement of a horse race....read on

Lady Crocus Divisions Contested

July 29, 2014:

Two $5,700 divisions of the Standardbred Canada-sponsored Lady Crocus Stakes were contested Sunday, July 27 at Miami in Manitoba, and Jeannes Faith captured the fastest division with a one and a quarter-length victory in 2:15.1....read on

Some Gold Cup & Saucer History

July 29, 2014:

As a lead up to the 55th edition of the Sobey's Gold Cup and Saucer, Red Shores has taken a quick look back at some of the most memorable moments from the Maritimes’ classic pacing event....read on

Laprise Pleased With Dresden Crowds

July 29, 2014:

Dresden Agricultural Society President Lucille Laprise has offered comments regarding the 2014 meet at Dresden Raceway, stating that there is a want and need for racing at the track and that the agricultural society is there to support it....read on

Miller Discusses His Oaks Filly

July 29, 2014:

“I’m very excited. She’s a really nice filly. She’s the kind of filly that if things work out, she’s got the talent to get there.”...read on

Sweeney’s Key Expansion Components

July 29, 2014:

In an opinion piece published late last week, New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney discussed some of his thoughts regarding potential gaming expansion in the state outside of Atlantic City. One of the key components he listed was that current Atlantic City owners and operators that have invested in New Jersey should have the first opportunity to own and/or operate any new facility....read on

James Rice Passes

July 29, 2014:

Horseman James V. Rice, 81, of Trenton, Ohio, passed away on July 25....read on

Bill Brown Passes

July 29, 2014:

Longtime Ohio horseman Bill Brown, 69, who trained and drove Standardbreds for many years in the Midwest and predominately Ohio, passed away on July 27 in a Huntington, W.Va. hospital....read on

Hambletonian Gets 11

July 29, 2014:

Despite returning to the heat format in 2013, this year's Hambletonian will be a one-race race for all the cash as 11 three-year-olds have entered Saturday's prestigious event....read on

Margarita Bi Headlines Top Trot

July 29, 2014:

Hippodrome 3R track record holder Margarita Bi will headline the track’s featured trotting event (Race 9) on Tuesday, July 29. The five-year-old mare will be looking to record her sixth win of the year....read on

Should Horses Be Licensed To Race?

July 29, 2014:

North American racing regulators are meeting in Del Mar, California this week to consider various issues, including a proposal by RCI President Ed Martin to expand the jurisdiction of racing commissions over horses in training to better identify those being treated with medications for a condition or injury that might require exclusion from competition or training....read on

Equine Guelph's Research Radio

July 29, 2014:

Equine Guelph has recently launched Research Radio, an online podcast designed to provide updates on the latest equine research....read on

Fillies Scrap In New York Sires Stakes

July 29, 2014:

After a couple of days worth of hiatus, New York Sire Stakes returned downstate Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $226,200 Art Watson Pace for three-year-old fillies....read on

Glamour Boys Put On A Speedshow

July 28, 2014:

There was no shortage of speed when the Glamour Boys invaded Mohawk Racetrack for a set of Monday evening OSS Gold Series divisions – each worth $105,000....read on

Sportswriters Dominate Battle Elims

July 28, 2014:

Sportswriter has taken the province by storm this season, and all you had to do was watch Monday’s Battle Of Waterloo and Battle Of The Belles eliminations if you wanted proof....read on

Dream Maker To The Wayfaring Man

July 28, 2014:

Round two of the Dream Maker Series featured just a lone division during Tuesday evening’s 10-race card at Mohawk Racetrack, and The Wayfaring Man proved to be a cut above the other....read on

First OSS Start For Svanstedt

July 28, 2014:

Ake Svanstedt, the leading trainer in Sweden for many years, will make his first 2014 appearance in the Ontario Sires Stakes program Tuesday evening at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Top Honours For Do Me Honor

July 28, 2014:

Do Me Honor settled into the pocket, then blew by the leader in the lane to capture Monday’s $24,800 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

Driver: Mare Is On The Upswing

July 28, 2014:

“Sometimes you can tell [how good she will race] when you’re scoring down, but she’s really come back around her last few starts.”...read on

Kennedy On Atlantic Grand Circuit Week

July 28, 2014:

Atlantic Grand Circuit Week is now in the books, and Bruce Kennedy of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition has said that the event was successful....read on

Old Home Week Details

July 28, 2014:

The biggest week in Maritime harness racing, Old Home Week, is less than two weeks away. Ten days of power-packed action at Red Shores' Charlottetown Driving Park will get underway on Saturday, August 7....read on

Red Shores Post Time Changes

July 28, 2014:

The Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission has announced that it has approved various post time changes for scheduled race dates at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park and Summerside Raceway....read on

Tax Reduction Allocations Revised

July 28, 2014:

On Monday, July 28, the Ontario Racing Commission announced the approval of revised allocations of the Pari-Mutuel Tax Reduction (PMTR) to support and encourage the horse racing industry in Ontario....read on

More On Gural/Meadowlands Deal

July 28, 2014:

A report out of New Jersey has provided more details about the deal that Jeff Gural struck with the state in order to take over operating control of the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Megan Byrd Passes

July 28, 2014:

Megan Gay (nee Preston) Byrd, 52, passed away on July 22, 2014, after a valiant battle with leukemia....read on

Corwin Keith Nixon Sr. Passes

July 28, 2014:

Corwin Keith Nixon, Sr., 67, of Lebanon, Ohio, passed away on July 26, 2014....read on

Smarter Yet Wins Open Pace

July 28, 2014:

On Sunday, July 27 at Running Aces, Smarter Yet won for the third time in five tries in the track’s weekly Open Pace....read on

Draw Reminder For Holiday Cards

July 28, 2014:

Horse Racing New Brunswick will have not one, but two cards this upcoming holiday long weekend. The programs will be taking place at Connell Park and Fredericton Raceway....read on

Grand Circuit Shoot-Out Continues

July 28, 2014:

The Meadows’ Adios card is in the books, and at the end of the day handicapper Ray Cotolo reigned supreme for the week in HANA Harness’ Grand Circuit Handicapping Shoot-Out Contest with a weekly net profit of $305, nearly $100 ahead of his closest opponent....read on

Handicapping Challenge Continues

July 28, 2014:

Horse Racing New Brunswick played host to Week 10 of its year-long handicapping challenge this past Saturday at Exhibition Park Raceway.

Handicapper Brad MacPherson has taken a big lead in the challenge and now sits with a total of $170.10. Rose Doyle continues to stay in the top three and sits in second spot with $148.00....read on

No Vegas Vacation For 2014

July 28, 2014:

“The beginning of the 2014 was sad because he came off a great year, especially for a newer owner like me, then something like this happens and it pulls you back to reality.”...read on

Jet Airway Back In Ontario

July 28, 2014:

After competing successfully against the very best three-year-old pacing colts in North America in two of the most prestigious events for the glamour boy division, Jet Airway will return to Ontario Sires Stakes Gold competition Monday night at Mohawk....read on

Southland Festival Of Racing Wraps Up

July 28, 2014:

After a big Saturday night of stakes action, it was time for freshmen trotters to bring the Southland Festival of Racing to a close with a pair of big money events for Illinois conceived and foaled youngsters sharing top billing on the Sunday night card in Crete....read on

'Bucky Boy' Goes From Last To First

July 27, 2014:

Poppys Bucky Boy made up a 10 length deficit in a season's-best performance to win the featured $6,500 Winners Over/Not Listed Preferred Pace for trainer/driver Stephane Pouliot at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday night....read on

Viper Select Upsets In Georgian Preferred

July 27, 2014:

Driver Phil Hudon completed a sweep of the final three races on Sunday night's card at Georgian Downs aboard 10-1 shot Viper Select in the featured $11,000 Preferred 2 Pace....read on

Henry Wins Half Of Clinton's Races

July 27, 2014:

Canada's leading driver Trevor Henry doubled his weekend win count on Sunday at Clinton Raceway with another five-win performance in the sulky....read on

Freshmen Featured In Alberta Stakes

July 27, 2014:

Two-year-old pacing fillies and colts converged at Alberta Downs to make their stakes debut in the Emerald Filly and Horizon Pace featured on back-to-back harness racing programs in Lacombe, Alta. on Sunday....read on

Salute Prevails In Inverness Feature

July 27, 2014:

Driver Redmond Doucet was victorious the first and last races at Inverness Raceway on Sunday afternoon with maiden-breaker Take The Chance and 32-time winner Salute....read on

All Bets Off Smashes Batavia Record

July 27, 2014:

Three divisions of the New York Sire Stake for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings highlighted the Sunday afternoon card and it didn't take long for the youngsters to impress the crowd....read on

Quickcam Upsets In St. John's Preferred

July 27, 2014:

There was a new winner in the top class at St. John's Racing and Entertainment Centre on Sunday afternoon after Inspired Art had dominated the first three Preferreds of the 2014 harness racing season....read on

Fillies Star In Stanfield Memorial

July 27, 2014:

Three-year-old pacing fillies Lovineveryminute, Elmgrove Inarush and Pictonian Sareta shared the spotlight Sunday at Truro Raceway, each winning $19,175 divisions of the Frank and Beth Stanfield Memorial, as Atlantic Grand Circuit Week wrapped up....read on

Chaplaincy Golf Tournament Set

July 27, 2014:

The Standardbred Race Track Chaplaincy of Canada's annual golf tournament, sponsored by Luc and Anita Ouellette, is set for September 10 at Granite Ridge Golf Course on Dublin Line in Milton, Ont....read on

Fireyourguns Back To Winning Ways

July 27, 2014:

After being left to chase Prairie Jaguar in last week's pacing feature, Fireyourguns ($4.70) proved a decisive pacesetting 1:50.3 winner in Sunday (July 27) afternoon's $14,000 Open Pace at Tioga Downs....read on

Bidding Hot At Tattersalls Mixed Sale

July 27, 2014:

The annual Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale at The Meadowlands witnessed hot and fast bidding that resulted in a 34.7 per cent increase in average per horse sale price from the previous year....read on

Hall Bro Triples In Quebec Series

July 27, 2014:

Hall Bro continued his domination of the $400,000 Quebec-Bred Series for three-year-olds, posting his third straight victory in the series Sunday afternoon at the Hippodrome 3R....read on

Hoosier Preparing For Dan Patch

July 27, 2014:

One of the most highly anticipated days on the harness racing card at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will take place on Friday, August 8 as the best in the sport of harness racing will descend upon the seven-eighths mile oval for the 21st edition of the $250,000 Dan Patch Invitational....read on


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