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Moreau Becoming O'Brien Mainstay

January 22, 2017:

Richard Moreau tried the tuxedo on again this week, just in case. It still fits "not too badly at all," so he won't need a replacement for his fifth consecutive O'Brien Awards gala as a Trainer of the Year finalist....read on

Rise Up Now Romps In Preferred

January 22, 2017:

Rise Up Now dominated a field of Preferred 3 pacers, leading wire-to-wire in the $7,500 feature event on a foggy Sunday evening (January 22) at Flamboro Downs....read on

Surrealist Triples On Meet-Closing Card

January 22, 2017:

Surrealist closed out the Truro Raceway meet with his third straight victory in the top $1,475 Winners Over class on Sunday afternoon (January 22)....read on

Meadows Boosts Pick 4 Guarantee

January 22, 2017:

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has increased — to $12,500 — the total-pool guarantee for its Monday, Jan. 23 Pick 4 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative....read on

Claim To Fame Finalists Determined

January 22, 2017:

Rocknroll Jewel, Dalhousie Dave and King Harvest won divisions of “Claim To Fame” races for $30,000 claimers at Miami Valley Raceway on Sunday (January 22), propelling all three into the $35,500 championship leg along with six other foes next Sunday....read on

Alberta Stallions Eligible In California

January 22, 2017:

With a recent legislative bill passed, the California Sires Stakes committee has approved pacing stallion owners from Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine and Alberta, Canada to register their stallions to the California stakes program, starting with the 2017 breeding season....read on

First French Trotter To Stand In Ireland

January 22, 2017:

Derek and James Delaney of Oakwood Stud in Ireland have announced that they will be standing the French trotter, Rachmaninov Seven, for the 2017 breeding season....read on

Wiggle It Jiggleit Captivates Canada

January 22, 2017:

This year's older pacing horse division captivated the world of harness racing and while one of its key players, Wiggle It Jiggleit, made a limited number of starts in Canada, he still managed to steal the hearts of fans in those appearances with his undeniable talent and charisma to earn an O'Brien Award nomination....read on

Rising Star To Sing At O’Briens

January 22, 2017:

Mason Greer, an up-and-coming rising star in the Canadian music scene, will sing the Canadian and American national anthems at the 2016 O’Brien Awards....read on

Bettors Edge Rewards New Owners

January 22, 2017:

Bettors Edge, the 2015 TVG Free For All champion, returned to The Meadowlands and rewarded his new connections with a decisive 1:49.4 score in the $16,000 Saturday night feature....read on

Caviart Luca Scores In Yonkers Open

January 21, 2017:

Caviart Luca (George Brennan, $28.60) snapped odds-on Blood Brother (Jason Bartlett) at the wire Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Northfield Guarantees Monday Pick 5

January 21, 2017:

Northfield Park has announced the addition of a $10,000 Pick-5 total pool guarantee on Monday (January 23)....read on

Mykindachip Wins Open At Miami Valley

January 21, 2017:

Mykindachip (Chris Page) returned to his winning ways copping the $22,000 Open I Pace at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday (January 21) night, speeding to a 1:50.4 victory over Meadowbrookthunder (Trace Tetrick) and Fancy Creek Elusiv (Mike Oosting)....read on

Rebel Jet Lands Perfectly At Buffalo

January 21, 2017:

Rebel Jet ($12.40) has been a well-traveled pacer the past few months but he found a perfect landing spot at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (January 21) by winning the $10,000 Open in 1:57.1 over the 'good' track....read on

Moreau & McNair Sweep Preferreds

January 21, 2017:

O'Brien Award finalist Richard Moreau teamed up with Woodbine Racetrack's hottest reinsman, Doug McNair, to sweep Saturday night's co-featured Preferred events with Brad Grant's American Virgin and Sandbetweenurtoes....read on

Trustworthy Kid And Palone Shine

January 21, 2017:

Refreshed by a 31 second-quarter breather, Trustworthy Kid easily repelled his outside challengers and captured Saturday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Red Shores Feature Declared 'No Contest'

January 21, 2017:

The Saturday (January 21) afternoon feature class at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park was rocking and rolling past the opening quarter before an accident occurred approaching the half resulting in a 'No Contest.'...read on

Fraser Downs Cancels Sunday Card

January 21, 2017:

Fraser Downs has announced that its live harness racing card scheduled for Sunday (January 22) has been cancelled...read on

Clarification On Rene Allard Stay

January 21, 2017:

The legal firm representing trainer Rene Allard has issued a statement regarding a recent appeal, and subsequent stay, related to a suspension and fine originally issued in Pennsylvania....read on

SC Rewind: Rothmans Stakes (2/2)

January 21, 2017:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith concludes the two-part remembrance of the 1985 Rothman's Summer Series held at Greenwood Raceway in Toronto....read on

Opulent Yankee Upsets Big M Trotters

January 20, 2017:

On this night, the house horse got the money....read on

McNair Stays Hot In Winter Series

January 20, 2017:

Winter Series action continued on Friday’s 11-race card at Woodbine Racetrack and, once again, Doug McNair was the first star of the night....read on

Safe From Terror Tops Miami Valley Mares

January 20, 2017:

Safe From Terror, a 13-time winner in 2016 who banked $166,205, returned to her winning ways at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday (January 20) night when she captured the $22,000 Mares Open pace in 1:52....read on

Bettor N Better Prevails By A Nose

January 20, 2017:

Slight favourite Bettor N Better (Jason Bartlett, $7.20) lasted — barely — Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Mach Three Euthanized In NZ

January 20, 2017:

It is with profound regret and sadness that Tara Hills Stud in Port Perry, Ont. reports that pacing stallion Mach Three was euthanized Friday morning (January 20) at Alabar Farms in Waiau Pa, New Zealand following a paddock accident....read on

Red Shores’ Saturday Preview

January 20, 2017:

Forever Paradise has been top dog in recent weeks, but that could all change Saturday afternoon at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

New Territory For Vegas Vacation

January 20, 2017:

Vegas Vacation has certainly been around during his racing career, he's just never been to the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

SC Annual Members Meeting Details

January 20, 2017:

Standardbred Canada members are invited to attend the SC Annual Meeting of Members....read on

Finalists Excited For The O’Briens

January 20, 2017:

Anticipation is building for this year's O’Brien Awards, to be held on Saturday, January 28 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel. The black-tie gala, presented by Standardbred Canada, will honour the best in Canadian harness racing from the 2016 season. It is the night that fans and industry participants will learn who takes home the prestigious hardware....read on

Fraser Cancels Friday Card

January 20, 2017:

Fraser Downs has announced that its live harness racing card scheduled for Friday, January 20 has been cancelled....read on

Well Said To Sugar Valley Farm In Ohio

January 20, 2017:

Well Said, who has stood stud at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania since 2010, is relocating to Delaware Ohio’s Sugar Valley Farm, just a couple miles down the road from the scene of his decisive 1:51.4 score in the 2009 Little Brown Jug....read on

Coleman On O'Brien Nominations

January 20, 2017:

When multiple O'Brien Award-winning trainer Casie Coleman made the decision to reduce the size of her stable this past year, she didn't anticipate that she would be celebrating at the 2016 O'Briens come awards season....read on

A Pacer To 'Fear' In 2017

January 20, 2017:

“I have turned down huge offers for him as everyone knows how good he was. He races very relaxed and can leave or come off the pace; he is very handy and has an effortless gait. That's why Dave (Miller) likes him so well."...read on

Smokeshow At Dover

January 20, 2017:

A pair of sub-1:50 performances highlighted Thursday’s card of racing at Dover Downs, with Bushwacker and Remember Me VK turning on the jets to post flashy wins in their respective assignments....read on

Preferred Scores For ‘Gift’, ‘Kandy’

January 19, 2017:

Allies Gift and I Want Kandy prevailed in their respective Thursday night Preferred events at Flamboro Downs, but that was the only thing they had in common....read on

McNair Mastery In Blizzard Series

January 19, 2017:

Nineteen pacers of the female persuasion faced the gate in Thursday’s opening leg of the Blizzard Series, and it was driver Doug McNair who mapped out the winning trips for the round one winners....read on

Brandon Campbell Chooses Wisely

January 19, 2017:

“I struggled through most of my life but it’s all coming together now...The ups are finally paying for all the downs.”...read on

Silverlode / Flameon Rivalry To Continue

January 19, 2017:

It’s been some time since Cal Expo onlookers have seen as heated a rivalry as the one currently at the top of the trotting ranks between Silverlode and Flameon, as the pair has split the six Open Trots decided thus far at the current meeting....read on

Hawthorne's 2017 Stakes Schedule

January 19, 2017:

The 2017 Illinois-conceived and foaled stakes schedule has been announced by Hawthorne Race Course and the Illinois Harness Horseman’s Association....read on

Ira Fisher Sr. Passes

January 19, 2017:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Ira Fisher of Guelph, Ont. has passed away in his 80th year....read on

New Vocations Stallion Auction Details

January 19, 2017:

Breedings to Donato Hanover, Art Major, Well Said, Creatine, Pet Rock, McArdle, Guccio, GooGoo GaaGaa, Triumphant Caviar, Sunshine Beach and Artspeak are among the 75+ that have been donated to New Vocations’ 19th annual stallion auction....read on

Blooded Horse Sale Entries Closing

January 19, 2017:

Entries for the Blooded Horse Winter Sale will close at noon on Friday, January 20....read on

Big Week For Florida Amateur Drivers

January 19, 2017:

Over the years, the Florida Amateur Driving Club membership has donated over $175,000 to worthy charitable and goodwill organizations benefiting horses, horsemen, horsewomen and children of all ages....read on

Inaugural Courses Added To Portal

January 19, 2017:

Equine Guelph has announced some details in regard to the first two inaugural courses that have been added to its new portal, which as been created to provide horsepeople with short, practical, online training to stay up to date with the latest information on equine care....read on

David Buckson Passes

January 19, 2017:

David P. Buckson, a founder of Dover Downs and former Republican governor, passed away at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. On Tuesday, January 18 at the age of 96....read on

O'Briens Cap Off Seelster Success

January 19, 2017:

"We take a lot of pride in the horses that we breed and raise and to be recognized as one of two finalists for this award is a great way to cap off a successful season."...read on

Gingras Back At The Meadowlands

January 19, 2017:

The Green Hornet returns to work at The Meadowlands on Friday night as Yannick Gingras will don his familiar green and white colours and drive in eight of the 13 races....read on

Gural OKs Control The Moment Foals

January 19, 2017:

Offspring of Control The Moment will be allowed to race at The Meadowlands, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs, as he has been given a medical exemption to the four-year-old restrictions currently in place....read on

Tough Mac Triumphs In Dover Open

January 18, 2017:

Tough Mac, who stopped nearing the wire to finish third last week, did not stop this time when Corey Callahan drove the veteran to a 1:52.4 victory in the $20,000 Open Handicap Trot on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Dover Downs....read on

OK Heavenly Wins Pompano Open

January 18, 2017:

Ontario-bred pacer, OK Heavenly, handled by Kevin Wallis, snuck through along the pylons late in her mile to take top honours in the $11,000 Open Pace for mares on Wednesday night (January 18) at Pompano Park....read on


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