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Record Mile For Newborn Sassy

May 1, 2018:

CC Racing and JoAnn Looney-King's Newborn Sassy ($3.00) was a decisive 1:51.2 winner and became the fastest pacing mare in Harrington Raceway history Tuesday (May 1) in the $15,000 Mares Open....read on

Yonkers Hosts Early Morning 'Races'

May 1, 2018:

As an opening act for Saturday’s (May 5) 144th Kentucky Derby, Yonkers Raceway played host to rare early-morning 'races' on Tuesday morning (May 1)....read on

May's Calendar Photographer

May 1, 2018:

Jackie McManus of Komoka, Ontario is the Heart of Harness Racing’s May photographer....read on

‘Big M’ Horseplay Car Giveaway

May 1, 2018:

Beginning on Friday, May 4, during every live racing night at the Meadowlands Racetrack, through August 3, guests can pick up a free horse to toss at the Horseplay Toyota Corolla LE at the Players Club desk or Horseplay table in front of the winner’s circle....read on

Western Fair Track Personnel Changes

May 1, 2018:

After many years of dedicated service, where he evolved into one of the most respected track men in the business, track superintendent Roy Chamberlain will be leaving The Raceway at Western Fair District this month....read on

Pocono’s Derby Day Details

May 1, 2018:

The symptoms are puzzling: flushed cheeks, racing pulses, hearts beating a little faster, and breathing that is a little quicker than normal. Could it be? It’s ‘Derby fever,’ and it has hit Northeast PA in a big way with the Kentucky Derby just days away....read on

Great Northeast Series Set To Kick Off

May 1, 2018:

Saturday (May 5) may be a big day on the galloping side of horse racing, but it is also a very big day in eastern Pennsylvania’s Standardbred community....read on

New USTA Rule Book, Forms Available

May 1, 2018:

The new U.S. Trotting Association rule book is now available online on the USTA website....read on

Gelding Wants To Get It On

May 1, 2018:

“I love his heart. He digs in and wants to fight horses off. He wants to pass horses. He’s got a big desire to win.”...read on

Hazel Park Officially Changes Hands

May 1, 2018:

Ownership of Hazel Park in Michigan officially changed hands this past Friday (April 27), and the new ownership group has announced its intention to erect buildings on the premises....read on

Free Breakfasts For Grooms This Thursday

May 1, 2018:

This Thursday (May 3), the Meadowlands Racetrack will once again begin hosting training sessions, sponsored by SBOANJ, for horsepeople wishing to bring their young horses to go a trip on the mile track....read on

Hermanns Appointed HRA Chair

May 1, 2018:

Horse Racing Alberta is pleased to announce the appointment of Gill Hermanns as its Chair of the Board....read on

Stakes Payments Due In NJ On May 15

May 1, 2018:

The SBOANJ is urging all of the nominators to the new stakes program which includes the Home Grown Pace and the Garden State Trot to continue with their payments on May 15....read on

Retail, Ag Coming To Former Track Lands

May 1, 2018:

If all goes according to plan, the site of a former Canadian Standardbred racetrack will soon be home to a mix of commercial and agricultural lands....read on

Additional Summer Racing In Michigan

May 1, 2018:

It was announced today (Tuesday, May 1) that there will be some additional racing opportunities in Michigan this summer....read on

Additional Prizes For Literary Derby

May 1, 2018:

Equine Guelph has announced that it will bestowing special prizes to the winners of the upcoming equine-themed Youth Literary Derby....read on

Burke Hones In On The Cutler

May 1, 2018:

The Meadowlands Racetrack’s Championship Meet will kick off this weekend. The ‘Big M’s first Grand Circuit race of the year will take place Saturday (May 5), which is also Kentucky Derby Day at the East Rutherford, New Jersey oval....read on

April Zoom Poll Now Open!

May 1, 2018:

The ‘Step Into Spring’ theme kicked off the Zoom Challenges for 2018! I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club members submitted many great photos that depicted what spring for horses is all about. The judges have narrowed it down and it’s now officially poll time!...read on

'Nap' And Oakes Heating Up At Pocono

May 1, 2018:

Driver George Napolitano Jr. and trainer Hunter Oakes combined twice on Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking the $14,000 featured mares claiming handicap pace with Strawbs Chippie N and getting trotter Such An Angel repointed in the right direction with a 1:53.2 victory....read on

Mohawk Warrior Circles The Field

April 30, 2018:

The old last-to-first sweep move came into play for Mohawk Warrior who won as he pleased in Monday’s $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

'Roo' Rallies To Preferred Victory

April 30, 2018:

The betting public was all over in Warrawee Roo in Monday’s $34,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and the OSS graduate didn’t disappoint his army of pari-mutuel backers....read on

Little Ben At A Big Price

April 30, 2018:

Jo Ann Looney-King's Little Ben was a 22-to-1 winner in the $17,500 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.1 and was one of three winners for driver Victor Kirby....read on

Plainridge Repeat For Cherokee Hiflyzane

April 30, 2018:

Coming of a season’s best effort, Cherokee Hiflyzane bounced right back to score once more in the $15,000 Winners-Over feature pace at Plainridge Park on an overcast and rainy Monday afternoon....read on

Classicality Clicks In Meadows Preferred

April 30, 2018:

Classicality won a three-ply battle for the early lead and made that margin stand up as he captured Monday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Star Power In Van Rose Memorial

April 30, 2018:

When The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono created the $50,000 Van Rose Memorial Invitational Pace, honouring the late local handicapper and writer, it was said that Rose’s reaction might be “They named a $50,000 race after ME?”...read on

Marion Marauder Surfaces

April 30, 2018:

Dan Patch and O’Brien Award winner Marion Marauder made his 2018 charted debut during the Monday (April 30) qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and the career winner of $2.6 million in purses appeared well in hand....read on

Easy Access To Vet Follow-Up Forms

April 30, 2018:

In an effort to reduce the expense of mailing adopters the veterinary follow-up form, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation has the form available here....read on

High Praise From Blood

April 30, 2018:

“I’ve always said he is the fastest horse I’ve ever sat behind. The problem was he could not carry that speed, but I think we have the stamina in him now to do so.”...read on

SRF Announces Raffle Winner

April 30, 2018:

The annual fundraiser for the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF), the raffle to win a trip to the fabulous Elitlopp race in Sweden, has some terrific history behind it....read on

Scioto Meet To Kick Off Next Week

April 30, 2018:

The 2018 racing season is fast approaching at Eldorado Scioto Downs, with a slight change in schedule from recent years....read on

Bluegrass Downs Prepping For Meet

April 30, 2018:

Bluegrass Downs is preparing for its 2018 live harness racing meet. Applications to race are due this Saturday (May 5)....read on

Five-Bagger For Hennessey At Pompano

April 30, 2018:

Panocchio earned his 60th career victory on Sunday night (April 29) at Pompano Park. He scored the milestone win in the featured Open II Pace in 1:51.3....read on

Microchipping News From The USTA

April 30, 2018:

The United States Trotting Association today announced an innovative collaboration with Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) and HomeAgain® to be the organization’s sole microchip provider....read on

Truro Paddock Meeting This Week

April 30, 2018:

Officials with the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission have announced the details of an upcoming paddock meeting at Truro Raceway....read on

Enhanced Experience At Tioga Downs

April 30, 2018:

Tioga Downs has announced that it will kick off its meet of live racing this coming Saturday (May 5) with an enhanced experience....read on

World Harness Racing Podcasts Unveiled

April 30, 2018:

Rocky Schurman, Nicole MacLeod-MacPherson and Retromedia of Prince Edward Island have joined forces to produce and distribute World Harness Racing Podcasts....read on

A First For Horsemen's Hockey Final

April 30, 2018:

On a day where eight teams legitimately had a chance at horsemen hockey glory, it ultimately came down to just two....read on

Ontario Funding Plan In The News

April 30, 2018:

Last week during question period at Queen’s Park, Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa responded to questions about how rural racetracks and rural horsepeople are represented in the new long-term funding plan for the Ontario horse racing industry....read on

Rules Committee Making Progress

April 30, 2018:

As part of Standardbred Canada's industry-wide initiative to move toward a common rule book for Canadian harness racing, regulators from across the country will meet in Toronto this week....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

April 30, 2018:

The Standardbred Canada management team has been working on executing the tactics of the 2018 strategic plan and this month I thought we would go over some of the projects that we will be delivering on....read on / continuer a lire

Golden Son Takes Pocono Headliner

April 29, 2018:

Golden Son sat the perfect pocket trip behind pacesetting Upfront Billy, 2017 Trotter of the Year at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono who was trying to live up to his name Sunday, but Golden Son had enough to rally for a nose victory in 1:54.1 in the $17,500 feature....read on

Favourites Deliver In Rideau Preferreds

April 29, 2018:

Trotter Raising Richard ($2.40) and pacer Ufdragons Rocket ($4.50) delivered on their pari-mutuel promises in the weekly co-featured $8,550 Preferred Handicaps on Sunday night (April 29) at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Lakeshore Abstains From Agreement

April 29, 2018:

After an emergency meeting held Sunday night (April 29), the Lakeshore Horse Racing Association (LHRA), which runs Leamington Raceway, reported it declined to be pressured into signing the recently announced long term funding agreement with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG)....read on

Pacing For Charity Details Announced

April 29, 2018:

Now in its third year, the popular Pacing for Charity fundraising event created by the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association will take place on Sunday, May 27 at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino....read on

Title Town Earns Fifth Win This Month

April 29, 2018:

In winning what was his fifth consecutive race this month, Title Town claimed the $8,500 Preferred 3 Pace on Sunday night (April 29) at Flamboro Downs, as he put in a gate-to-wire performance for trainer Dean Nixon....read on

Philly Feature To Feeling Cam Lucky

April 29, 2018:

There wasn't anything lucky about the performance of Feeling Cam Lucky (George Napolitano Jr.) in Sunday's featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia -- a pace for non-winners of $20,000 in their last five starts or non-winners of nine races or $90,000. The purse was $18,000....read on

Elmo Blatch Keeps Winning In Ohio

April 29, 2018:

Elmo Blatch secured his spot as the winningest horse at the current Miami Valley Raceway meet on Sunday afternoon (April 29) by winning for the eighth time during the four-month session, which is about to close on Monday, May 7....read on

Putnam Cops Billings Trot

April 29, 2018:

Being sent off as the odds-on favourite with Sum It Up, driver Joey ‘The Jet’ Putnam was undaunted after starting from the five-hole during the Billings Harness Driving Series at Miami Valley Raceway on Sunday (April 29)....read on

Yonkers Announces Purse Increase

April 29, 2018:

Officials with Yonkers Raceway have announced an across-the-board purse increase, effective with the upcoming condition sheet for the race week that will begin next Monday (May 7)....read on

Consolidator Beats The Boys

April 29, 2018:

Consolidator, by Triumphant Caviar, was making her first start in over three months when she drew the outside post for Sunday’s (April 29) $14,500 Open Trot at the Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on


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