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Taylor, Liberty Bell Races Announced

December 22, 2014:

On Monday, December 22, Sam Beegle, president of the PHHA, announced major additions to the 2015 stakes schedule at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on

Takter Voted U.S. Trainer Of The Year

December 22, 2014:

For the fourth time in his Hall of Fame career, Jimmy Takter is the Trainer of the Year as voted upon by the members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association....read on

Commission Rules On Smith Appeal

December 22, 2014:

On Friday, December 19, the Ontario Racing Commission announced its decision on an appeal by Bert Smith in regard to the expelling of guests in a restricted area of an association....read on

Pompano Has A $10K Guaranteed Pick 5 Monday

December 22, 2014:

Although there were three live tickets heading into the decisive fifth leg of the 50-cent Pick 5 on Sunday night at Pompano Park, Tyrone’s Showstopper (driven by Dan Clements) pulled off the 30-1 upset and put a stop to the Pick 5 in the process....read on

Owners’ Association Responds To Ruling

December 22, 2014:

Late last week, the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New York issued a release in regard to the New York State Court of Appeals’ 6-0 vote in favour of continuing to allow off-track testing for ‘illicit, speed-enhancing substances’ in racehorses....read on

John Chapman Jr. Passes

December 22, 2014:

Horseman John Chapman Jr. passed away on Friday, December 19 at his home in Orchard Park, New York....read on

Another Victory For Out Of The Hat

December 22, 2014:

Trotting mare Out Of The Hat ($3.00) notched her 15th win of the year and kicked off a training triple for Stephane Pouliot on Sunday night in the co-featured $6,500 Winners Over Handicap Trot at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Brocks Fortune Wires Preferred Pacers

December 21, 2014:

Brocks Fortune led from start to finish while delivering on his pari-mutuel promise in the featured $11,000 Preferred 2 Pace for horses and geldings on Sunday night at Flamboro Downs....read on

Santa's Helper Shows Up At Truro

December 21, 2014:

With Christmas just four days away, nine-year-old pacer Fluid Motion was on his best behaviour at Truro Raceway on Sunday afternoon, showcasing his holiday spirit for fans and turning in a winning effort on track for his connections....read on

Fraser Drivers Bounce Back After Spill

December 21, 2014:

Serious injuries were avoided in an accident that took place during the sixth race at Fraser Downs on Sunday....read on

Rideau Entries Due Monday

December 21, 2014:

The Rideau Carleton race office would like to remind horsemen of details regarding the entry box for next Sunday, December 28, 2014....read on

Meadows Guarantees Monday Pick 5

December 21, 2014:

On Monday, Dec. 22, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will offer a $7,500 guaranteed total pool for its Pick 5 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative....read on

Race Rewind: 1999 Prix d'Amerique

December 21, 2014:

Only a handful of North American-based trotters have been able to win France's prestigious Prix d'Amerique. Will another name be added to that list in 2015?...read on

Hudon To Drive In B.C.

December 21, 2014:

Driver Phil Hudon is putting the 'phil' in philanthropy as he returns home to B.C. for a special holiday season guest appearance at Fraser Downs....read on

Hoerdt Back In The Winner's Circle

December 21, 2014:

After watching his horses compete from the sidelines for three long months with an ankle injury sustained in a racing accident, driver Kelly Hoerdt returned to the sulky this weekend and was back in the winner's circle on Saturday night at Northlands Park....read on

Wake Up Peter Sizzles In Free For All

December 21, 2014:

Wake Up Peter entered Saturday’s $30,000 A-2/A-1/Free For All Handicap with two wins in his last four starts. He left the Meadowlands Racetrack tonight three for his last five....read on

Shepherd Wins Five At Flamboro

December 20, 2014:

Flamboro Downs' leading driver Robert Shepherd dominated Saturday night's 11-race card with five winners, including one streaking three-year-old pacing filly and a double-gaited mare....read on

Celebrity Hercules Earns First Ohio Win

December 20, 2014:

Celebrity Hercules, a well-traveled eight-year-old son of Kadabra, visited Hollywood Dayton Raceway for the first time on Saturday night (December 20) and left with a hard-fought ‘nose’ victory in the weekly $10,000 Open Trot....read on

Lyons Johnny Repeats At Pompano

December 20, 2014:

The Isle Casino Racing at Pompano Park presented a sterling racing program on Saturday night highlighted by a repeat win by Lyons Johnny in the $14,000 Open Handicap Pace and a winning return to action by driver Jason Dillander....read on

Nickle Bag Prevails In Preferred

December 20, 2014:

Four-year-old pacer Nickle Bag has not missed the board in the past three months racing on the Woodbine Entertainment Group circuit and on Saturday night he stormed home from the backfield to add another victory to his impressive 2014 campaign against a full field of Preferred competitors, including Canadian Pacing Derby champion Modern Legend....read on

Six 14-Year-Olds Honoured

December 20, 2014:

In what has become one of the most anticipated days in state of Maine harness racing, the eighth annual Standardbred Retirement Ceremony took place at Scarborough Downs on Saturday....read on

Astor Wins Feature; Panacotta Passes

December 20, 2014:

The close battle atop the Charlottetown Driving Park leaderboard resumed on Saturday afternoon with drivers Jason Hughes and Marc Campbell finishing one-two in the feature race....read on

N.B. Racing Donates To Rescue Fund

December 20, 2014:

The New Brunswick Equine Rescue Fund, administered by the New Brunswick SPCA, received a special donation from the province's standardbred racing community on Saturday....read on

SC Rewind: Christmas At The Track

December 20, 2014:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls some Christmas happenings at the track from days gone by. A few special old photos add to the festive mood of his recollections....read on

What Were You Doing In 1974?

December 20, 2014:

To help TROT celebrate its 40th anniversary , The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club launched a contest in October for Fan Club members to submit interesting stories, anecdotes or memories about what they were doing in harness racing in 1974 -- 40 years ago....read on

Drawing Dead Lowers Mark In Open

December 20, 2014:

A newcomer to Western Canada this year, Drawing Dead scored her first victory against Open competition on Friday night at Fraser Downs....read on

Coffee Addict Wins Meadowlands Feature

December 20, 2014:

On a brisk December night at The Meadowlands, a $22,500 B-1/A-2 Filly and Mare Handicap Pace headlined a robust overnight card with full and competitive fields....read on

Open Repeat For Sing Like An Angel

December 20, 2014:

Stablemates Sing Like An Angel and Emmasphere traded turns on the lead in $8,800 Fillies & Mares Open Pace with the former ultimately prevailing for the second straight week on Friday night at Northlands Park....read on

Can I Say Delivers In Flamboro Preferred

December 19, 2014:

Favourite Can I Say delivered on her pari-mutuel promise with a front-stepping score in Friday night's featured $11,000 Preferred 2 Trot at Flamboro Downs....read on

Stucklikeglue Defeats Dayton Open Mares

December 19, 2014:

Stucklikeglue, one of just two fillies in a full field of Fillies & Mares Open pacers at Dayton Raceway on Friday night, used a strong stretch drive to prevail over her older counterparts in 1:52.4....read on

Kandian Klub Scores Lightning Lane Win

December 19, 2014:

Kandian Klub worked out the perfect pocket trip, then brushed through the Lightning Lane to capture Friday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Valedictory Series Continues

December 19, 2014:

Repeat winner Kindofabigdeal and 66-1 upsetter Verbalize shared the spotlight in the second round of the Valedictory Series on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Eddie Lohmeyer Profiled

December 19, 2014:

When Eddie Lohmeyer was a youngster he always knew he wanted a career in harness racing....read on

Balmoral Announces Saturday Pool Guarantees

December 19, 2014:

Once again, Balmoral Park will be offering a pair of lucrative guaranteed pools on Saturday, December 20....read on

Ohio Sires Stakes Monies Approved

December 19, 2014:

At the monthly meeting of the Ohio State Racing Commission on Thursday (December 18), the 2015 breed development programs for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds were approved....read on

MacDonald Memorial Set To Go

December 19, 2014:

The field is set and the morning line favourites have been established in the feature event Saturday at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Jurgen Hanover To Ohio

December 19, 2014:

NR Holdings, LLC, owners of Jurgen Hanover – who is by Credit Winner and is out of the Sir Taurus mare Yassi Hanover – are pleased to announce that he will be standing his first season at Abby Stables in Sugarcreek, Ohio....read on

Canadians Make Trek South

December 19, 2014:

One of the new faces at Cal Expo is that of Canadian Ryan Grundy, who has certainly made his presence known through Cenalta Power, a pacer that has won two of his three starts at the track, including a lifetime-best 1:52.4 score last weekend....read on

Leslie Calls For Patience

December 19, 2014:

Sue Leslie said this week that she is encouraged by discussions conducted between an Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association subcommittee and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. regarding the establishment of a new gambling product that will integrate horse racing into the province’s gaming modernization....read on

Update To Race Date Approval

December 19, 2014:

The Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has approved the following applications to amend 2015 race date calendars....read on

O’Brien Awards Hosts Announced

December 19, 2014:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ken Middleton and Kelly Spencer will co-host the 2014 O’Brien Awards....read on

January Mixed Catalogue Online Friday

December 18, 2014:

The catalogue and racelines for the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale will be ready for download Friday....read on

Delaware Special To Mustang Art

December 18, 2014:

Mustang Art took the lead in Thursday’s $25,000 Delaware Special at Dover Downs and played a game of ‘catch me if you can’ on the way to his seventh win of the year nosing out Simons Artist in the featured affair....read on

Witch Dali Romps In Niagara

December 18, 2014:

Witch Dali was extremely late getting to the races this season for trainer Tony Alagna, but she is quickly proving she was well worth the wait....read on

Compliance Forms For Resident Mares

December 18, 2014:

The Program Administrator for the Ontario Resident Mare Program would like to inform the owners of mares that were enrolled in the Ontario Resident Mare Program for the 2014 foaling season of a new requirement of the Program....read on

Mississauga To Honour Shipp, Hawley

December 18, 2014:

Late Standardbred owner Harold Shipp, hall of fame Thoroughbred jockey Sandy Hawley, and hockey icons Don Cherry and Johnny Bower, among others, will be enshrined onto Mississauga’s ‘Legends Row’ in January....read on

‘Railbird’ Voting Switches On Saturday

December 18, 2014:

The Railbird Recognition voting for Horseperson of the Year will conclude Friday (December 19) at midnight....read on

JK Shesalady Is U.S. Horse Of The Year

December 18, 2014:

The ‘Lady’ is the champ. JK Shesalady, who was undefeated in 12 races for breeder/owner 3 Brothers Stables and trainer Nancy Johansson, became the first two-year-old female pacer in harness racing history to be named Horse of the Year, the U.S. Harness Writers Association announced Thursday (December 18) during a Dan Patch Awards presentation at Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Hoosier’s 2014 Positive Test Count

December 18, 2014:

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has announced the total amount of rulings for positive tests at Hoosier Park during the track’s 2014 meet....read on

Jackpot 6 Up For Grabs This Weekend

December 18, 2014:

There is a $20,134 carryover in the Jackpot 6 heading into Saturday’s card of live racing at Cal Expo. Additionally, there is a mandatory payout set for Sunday, so there is a great chance to turn a small bet into a large payday this weekend....read on


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