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SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1970s

May 6, 2018:

The monthly feature Years Ago ​recalls some of​ the events and personalities from the decade of the 19​7​0s as this week's 'Rewind' offering....read on

Lamarche, Wray Star In Hiawatha Opener

May 6, 2018:

The team of trainer Benoit Lamarche and driver Scott Wray earned first star of the night honours as Hiawatha Horse Park kicked off its 2018 season of harness racing on Saturday (May 5)....read on

Czar Seelster Sails In Preferred

May 6, 2018:

Gregory Weatherbee trainee Czar Seelster set sights on the lead and wired the field in the $2,500 Preferred Pace at Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday, May 5....read on

MacDonald Wins Five At Yonkers

May 6, 2018:

The fifth night of the fifth month found Mark MacDonald putting forth his own Cinco de Mayo festivities, piloting five winners during Yonkers Raceway’s dozen races Saturday, May 5....read on

I Win Hanover Wins Keller Final

May 6, 2018:

I Win Hanover took the $12,200 Robert E. Keller Trotting Series Final at Vernon Downs on Saturday, May 5, giving driver Jimmy Whittemore one of five wins on the night....read on

Rodeo Romeo, Rockin Ron In Van Rose

May 6, 2018:

Rodeo Romeo quarter-moved to the front and was strong on the engine, taking one $50,000 division of the Van Rose Memorial Pace Saturday, May 5 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while Rockin Ron never yielded the lead and held off favoured Mach It So in the other division....read on

My Hero Ron Wraps Miami Season

May 6, 2018:

My Hero Ron completed a highly successful 2018 meet at Miami Valley Raceway with a 1:51 score in the final Saturday, May 5 feature, the $24,000 Open I Pace....read on

Widger Wins 6,000th

May 6, 2018:

Driver Sam Widger piloted Shady Caroline to victory in the co-featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, May 5. The 1:51 victory marked the second consecutive Hoosier Park victory for Shady Caroline and a career milestone for the 54-year-old reinsman, as he collected his 6,000th win....read on

Prairie Fortune First At Tioga

May 5, 2018:

Prairie Fortune won the $12,000 featured trot at Tioga Downs on opening night Saturday, May 5.

Lutetium went to the lead, hitting the first quarter in :28.2. Dragin The Wagon grabbed control of the race and led going into three-quarters....read on

Justin Credible Wins Morel Memorial

May 5, 2018:

Justin Credible set the tempo in the $31,400 J.P. Morel Memorial Pacing Series Final and kicked clear to a 1:53.3 victory on Saturday, May 5 at Saratoga Raceway....read on

'Easy Lover' Wins Ninth Straight

May 5, 2018:

Easy Lover Hanover extended his win streak to nine and sent a statement to the sport’s top older pacers Saturday, May 5 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Drivingthedragon N Giant At Flamboro

May 5, 2018:

Odds-on favourite Drivingthedragon N drew clear of her rivals in the $8,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 3 Pace, winning by seven and three-quarter lengths in 1:55.2 at Flamboro Downs on Saturday, May 5....read on

Southern Palm Pounces At Buffalo

May 5, 2018:

Southern Palms bested his competition in Buffalo Raceway's $10,400 Open Trot on Saturday, May 5, wiring the field in a seasonal best 1:57.2....read on

Marshall IV Wins Billings Trot

May 5, 2018:

Harness racing's 'greatest travelling roadshow,' the CKG Billings Harness Driving Series, moved on to Freehold Raceway on Saturday, May 5, for a six-horse trot in the Eastern Regional Division. James “Jimmy Boy” Marshall IV took home the lions share of the $6,000 purse after he reined Call My Broker to a two-length victory in a time of 1:59.3....read on

Hannelore Hanover Takes Cutler

May 5, 2018:

Reigning Horse of the Year Hannelore Hanover bested the boys from post 12 in the $182,500 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial final, edging by Will Take Charge in the final strides to win the mile-and-an-eighth affair in 2:06 on Saturday, May 5 at the Meadowlands....read on

Justify Wins 144th Kentucky Derby

May 5, 2018:

A horse with ties to Canada, Justify roared away to a two and a half-length victory in the 144th running of the $2,192,000 Kentucky Derby on a soggy Saturday afternoon....read on

American Passion Vaults To Open Win

May 5, 2018:

Circling her cover rounding the final turn, American Passion passed pacesetter Thats It in the stretch to win the $9,000 Fillies and Mares Open in 1:55.2 at Century Downs on Saturday, May 5....read on

Lindys Big Bang Banks Dexter Cup

May 5, 2018:

Lindys Big Bang and driver David Miller inherited the lead just prior to the three-quarter-mile point from an off-stride On The Ropes and remained in front from there to win the $133,800 Dexter Cup for three-year-old trotters by one-and-one-quarter lengths in 1:56.1 on Saturday, May 5 at Freehold Raceway....read on

PASS Upset For Dorsoduro Hanover

May 5, 2018:

North America Cup-eligible Dorsoduro Hanover put away defending Pennsylvania champion Pedro Hanover around the final turn and went on to an 11-1 upset victory in Saturday’s $169,288 PA Sires Stakes opener at The Meadows....read on

Great Northeast Open Series Kicks Off

May 5, 2018:

Trotter Rubber Duck and pacing mare Darlinonthebeach, the two crowd choices, were the winners in the inaugural events of the $1.8 million Great Northeast Open Series on a special Derby Day Saturday afternoon card at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on

Lifetime Bests In Weiss Consolations

May 5, 2018:

Total Diva and Golden Attitude both took lifetime marks in winning their respective $15,000 consolation events for trotters in the Bobby Weiss Series during the afternoon part of a Derby Day doubleheader at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Meet The Man Who Beat The System

May 5, 2018:

Ever wondered if there was a way to never lose while betting on horse racing? The answer is, apparently, yes....read on

Connie Chapman Passes

May 5, 2018:

Connie Chapman, beloved wife of the late Hall of Famer Cliff 'Chappy' Chapman, passed away peacefully at home in Rockwood, Ont. on May 1, 2018 at the age of 98....read on

Reminder: Early First Post At Mohawk

May 5, 2018:

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to issue a reminder to all horsepeople, horseplayers and fans of tonight’s special post time....read on

More Stars Qualify At The 'Big M'

May 5, 2018:

Qualifiers began early at The Meadowlands on Kentucky Derby morning under cloudy skies with temperatures in the low-60s (or high-teens) and a significant homestretch wind gusting in the faces of some of harness racing's most anticipated performers....read on

'Beach' Memories: Three-Year-Old Debut

May 5, 2018:

It was 10 years ago this year that pacing colt Somebeachsomewhere dominated harness racing's headlines throughout his nearly flawless sophomore season....read on

Open House Supports Local Hospice

May 5, 2018:

While the Mother's Day Open House events slated for two Standardbred breeding farms on Sunday, May 13 are geared to educate visitors about Standardbred breeding and harness racing, one will also have a local charity component....read on

'Inverse' Dominant In Big M Feature

May 5, 2018:

It was not the smoothest of trips, but it didn’t matter one bit to Inverse Hanover, who toyed with a half-dozen overmatched opponents in the Friday night feature at the Meadowlands, a $17,500 conditioned pace for fillies and mares....read on

Records Set In Ohio Sires Stakes

May 5, 2018:

Six divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes three-year-old trotting and pacing fillies highlighted the Miami Valley Raceway program on Friday night, May 4, before a healthy crowd that packed the grandstand and outside apron, witnessing new track records and a seasonal standard....read on

Vernon Feature To Sweet Ashley T

May 4, 2018:

Sweet Ashley T and trainer/driver Homer Hochstetler easily won the featured $7,000 trot at Vernon Downs on Friday (May 4)....read on

A New Mare In Miami Valley Spotlight

May 4, 2018:

Rosemary Rose, driven by Chris Page, captured the final Friday night Fillies and Mares Open Pace feature of the 2018 meet at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

'Maggie' Has It Her Way In Series Final

May 4, 2018:

Friday night featured the Virginia O’Brien Pacing Series Final for fillies and mares at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Spanish Amateur Drivers To Visit NY Tracks

May 4, 2018:

Right on the heels of hosting the Hungarian amateurs, the North American Amateur Drivers Association (NAADA) is preparing for a visit from the Spanish amateur drivers beginning next week....read on

Mach It A Par Toys With Open Mares

May 4, 2018:

First, she won the open draw. Then, she closed matters early....read on

Friday Card Cut Short At Mohawk

May 4, 2018:

A powerful wind storm forced Friday night’s card at Woodbine Mohawk Park to be cut short after six races....read on

Smith Celebrates 4,000 Driving Wins

May 4, 2018:

In Friday's fourth race at Freehold Raceway, driver Steve Smith left with Noras Tandt and never looked back to record his 4,000th career victory....read on

Mason Returns To Winner's Circle

May 4, 2018:

Driver/trainer Steve Mason was successful in his return to action on Friday night (May 4) at Truro Raceway after being sidelined with injuries sustained in a racing accident last year....read on

NA Cup Eligibles Surfacing

May 4, 2018:

A substantial number of the horses eligible for the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup will be in action this weekend at racetracks across the continent....read on

OSS Racing Guides Released

May 4, 2018:

The 2018 Ontario Sires Stakes Racing Guides were mailed this week to the first owner of all horses sustained to the OSS for the upcoming season....read on

Windsun Glory Repeats At Philly

May 4, 2018:

Windsun Glory, a mare looking to be on her way to better things, posted her second straight victory at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon, posting a clear victory in the $18,000 distaff pacing mares feature at the riverside oval....read on

RUS Ontario Gearing Up For 2018

May 4, 2018:

Racing Under Saddle (RUS) Ontario is getting back on top of the game! The RUS season is fast approaching and qualifiers have already begun....read on

Hanover Open For Training

May 4, 2018:

Hanover Raceway would like to advise horsemen that the track is once again open for outside horses to train....read on

Impressive Sophomore Qualifiers

May 4, 2018:

Mother Nature wasn’t exactly in a kind mood to provide ideal conditions for Friday morning’s qualifiers at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

High Hopes For American Wiggle

May 4, 2018:

Back in November at the Black Book Sale in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, trainer Daniel Martin of Saint-Barnabé-Nord and Gaston Bibeau of Sorel-Tracy, were looking to buy a racehorse that was something special....read on

North American Harness Update Preview

May 4, 2018:

The schedule for 'the Internet’s favourite harness racing handicapping show' North American Harness Update (NAHU), is set for Friday, May 4....read on

Euchred Looks To Go Alone Again

May 4, 2018:

After decimating his foes on opening day, Euchred will team up with one of the region’s top reinsmen as he searches for another preferred victory Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Meadowlands Meet Of Champions Begins

May 4, 2018:

Friday, May 4 will kick off the 2018 Meet of Champions at The Meadowlands....read on

Hawthorne's Summer Season Kicks Off

May 4, 2018:

For the second time in as many months, the major track conversion from thoroughbred to harness surface has been completed as Hawthorne prepares to open the summer harness racing season....read on

Greg Blanchard's Fantasy Stable

May 4, 2018:

Who would harness racing's sharpest minds select in the 2018 Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable? Trot Insider will feature 'expert picks' in advance of the contest entry deadline....read on

Pedro Hanover Back In Action

May 4, 2018:

After Pedro Hanover won last year’s Pennsylvania Sires Stake championship for freshman colt and gelding pacers in early September, he figured to be a major player in harness racing’s rich late-season stakes. But there was a catch....read on


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