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Young Stars Start Tuesday At 3R

July 2, 2018:

The future stars of harness racing are getting started at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday, July 3 with both pacers and trotters in action....read on

Hughes Triples In Exhibition Features

July 2, 2018:

Driver Jason Hughes completed a near sweep of the stakes action Monday, July 2 at Exhibition Park Raceway by winning three of the four featured events on the eight-race matinee....read on

Lather Up To Skip Meadowlands Pace

July 2, 2018:

After watching Lather Up’s first loss of the season in the Max Hempt Memorial Saturday, George Teague Jr. is hopeful his team can get the three-year-old male pacer back to the form that saw him begin the year with seven consecutive wins, including the North America Cup....read on

Check Me Out Foals Set Track Records

July 2, 2018:

The great trotting mare Check Me Out only has two foals of racing age, and both are track record holders at the track that their mom called home....read on

Batavia Stall Applications Due

July 2, 2018:

With the start of the live racing season just three weeks away, this is the last call to turn in a stall application for the upcoming 2018 summer/fall meet....read on

Neon Lights In Rideau Preferred

July 2, 2018:

Sent the even-money favourite, Neon Lights wired his competition in the $8,250 Preferred Handicap Trot at Rideau Carlton Raceway on Sunday, July 1....read on

Jimmy Freight To The Meadowlands

July 2, 2018:

The entry box for the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace eliminations doesn't close until Tuesday but the race already has one confirmed entrant, and that entrant's owner is paying nearly $60,000 for the opportunity....read on

The Blissfull Feeling Of Success

July 2, 2018:

It’s been 20 years since the day that Blissfull Hall raced in the Little Brown Jug, taking on his rivals in an epic afternoon for the ages. But for harness racing enthusiasts, and his connections, the memories of that day remain vivid....read on / continuer à lire

The 2018 U.S. Hall Of Fame Inductions

July 2, 2018:

Jules Siegel and Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg took different roads to success as harness racing breeders and owners, but those paths merged Sunday when they were inducted into the sport’s Hall of Fame during ceremonies on the grounds of the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame....read on

Stevensville Takes Running Aces Feature

July 2, 2018:

The Sunday evening (July 1) harness racing program at Running Aces featured the $13,000 Open Handicap Pace for horses & geldings, with a deeply talented field of eight squaring off....read on

Frosh Pacers Go At Pocono

July 2, 2018:

The first stakes event of the year for two-year-olds went as The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono hosted five $30,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars event for pacing colts on Sunday, July 1....read on

Sicario Sets Track Record At Dresden

July 1, 2018:

The record for three year old trotting colts and geldings at Dresden Raceway, established 12 years ago, was equalled on the Sunday, July 1 program as Sicario trotted the local oval in 1:59.3, tying the mark set by Starsel in 2006....read on

Cartoon Daddy Defeats Plate Champion

July 1, 2018:

Defeating the reigning Governor’s Plate champion is no small feat but Cartoon Daddy prevailed in a hard-fought stretch duel on Canada Day Sunday, July 1 at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Rebellious Rallies In Tioga Open

July 1, 2018:

Rebellious took the $12,000 Tioga Downs Open Pace on Sunday, July 1....read on

‘Too Much’ Too Good In Breeders Stake

July 1, 2018:

Fanning off cover rounding the final turn, You Talk Too Much propelled to the front and maintained control over her late challengers to take the $50,000 Meridian Farms Breeders’ Stake at Century Downs in 1:56.3 on Sunday, July 1....read on

Write Me A Song Romps In Kin Elim - McNair Wins 6

July 1, 2018:

Write Me A Song ($2.70) was unrivalled in her Kin Pace elimination on the Canada Day (July 1) card at Clinton Raceway, taking charge early and never looking back en route to a 1:55.3 score, the fastest among 13 Ontario-sired three-year-old pacing fillies to square off....read on

Faves Sweep Inverness Stakes

July 1, 2018:

Odds-on favourites lived up to their billing in both $10,520 Atlantic Sires Stakes "A" events for three-year-old pacing fillies on Canada Day (July 1) at Inverness Raceway, as both R Es Shabla ($3.90) and Royaltywestho ($3.10) converted in pillar-to-post fashion....read on

Smalltownthrowdown Edges Past

July 1, 2018:

Smalltownthrowdown (Daniel Dubé, $7.40) snapped his rivals at the wire Sunday afternoon (July 1), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Windsun Cheyenne Cruises At 3R

July 1, 2018:

Windsun Cheyenne invaded Hippodrome 3R Sunday (July 1) from Rideau Carleton and not only won the featured race of the day, but also recorded the fastest mile of the season....read on

Rockeyed Optimist Surges To Philly Win

July 1, 2018:

Rockeyed Optimist ($5.20) proved strongest of all in Sunday afternoon's (July 1) featured $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series pacing event at Harrah's Philadelphia, using an extended first-over push to wear down Emeritus Maximus for a 1:49.2 score....read on

Filly Wonder Gadot Wins Queen's Plate

July 1, 2018:

Wonder Gadot, who had done everything but win in her first six starts this season, appeared to benefit greatly from the addition of blinkers as she rolled to a 4-3/4 length victory in Saturday’s (June 30) 159th edition of the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Track Record At Running Aces

July 1, 2018:

The Saturday night (June 30) harness racing program at Running Aces was filled with impressive performances and fast miles, but the $11,000 featured Open Handicap Trot stole the show, with a thrilling contest and a sparkling new track record mile by Pridecrest....read on

Historic Track Receives USHWA Donation

July 1, 2018:

Continuing a tradition that has endured for decades, but updating the presentation to a Grand Circuit race day, the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association made their annual $4,000 donation Saturday (June 30) to Goshen (N.Y.) Historic Track....read on

SC Rewind: Banner Year For Rideau

July 1, 2018:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls the year of 1969 in review at Rideau Carleton Raceway in Ottawa. Then in its eighth year of existence the still relatively new operation was enjoying its best year to date....read on

Monday Meadows Pick 5 To $10K

July 1, 2018:

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has doubled — to $10,000 — the total-pool guarantee for its Monday (July 2) Pick 5 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative....read on

July's Calendar Photographer

July 1, 2018:

Bente Nielsen, of Ottawa, Ont., captured this Racing Under Saddle photo at Rideau Carleton Raceway last year, and is the photographer for July in the 2018 Heart Of Harness Racing Calendar....read on

Pocono Hosts Sun Stakes Saturday

July 1, 2018:

The Saturday (June 30) program at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono featured nearly $2 million in stakes action, including the $500,000 finals of the Max C. Hempt Memorial, Ben Franklin and Earl Beal Jr. Memorial and the $300,000 James Lynch Memorial....read on

Highlator Stands High In Preferred

July 1, 2018:

Highalator outlasted a stubborn Bettors Edge by the smallest of noses in the Saturday night feature, the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers at the Meadowlands. Western Joe was third....read on

Marion Marauder Mows ‘Classic’ Field

July 1, 2018:

Marion Marauder trotted home a winner in the $175,000 Cleveland Trotting Classic, dethroning last year’s champion Crazy Wow, on Saturday, June 30 and continues his march through the national trotting ranks....read on

Ellis Park Pounces In Preferred

July 1, 2018:

With a backside brush to the front Ellis Park put away race-favourite Easy Lover Hanover and held on as he rallied late in the stretch, taking the $34,000 Preferred Pace on Saturday, June 30 at Woodbine Mohawk Park in 1:49.4....read on

In Spades Snags Charlottetown Preferred

July 1, 2018:

Trainer-driver Austin Sorrie took the lead with In Spades passing the quarter and maintained control, advancing to a 1:53.1 victory in the $2,500 Preferred 1 Pace at Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday, June 30....read on

Bad Vendetta Holds For Fritz Win

July 1, 2018:

Making her pari-mutuel debut, Bad Vendetta wired the field in the $4,400 Ethel Fritz Memorial at Hanover Raceway, winning by three-quarters of a length in 1:59.4....read on

Barimah A Best At Yonkers

July 1, 2018:

Barimah A won going first up Saturday, June 30, taking Yonkers Raceway’s featured $44,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Bj Lorado Takes Tioga Feature

July 1, 2018:

Bj Lorado took the $9,000 Tioga Downs featured trot on Saturday, June 30....read on

Deetzy Dashes To Open Win

July 1, 2018:

Off a pocket ride Deetzy bolted to a 1:52.2 victory in the $14,500 Open Pace on Saturday, June 30 at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Huckabone III Sweeps Vernon Features

July 1, 2018:

Sea Harrier took the $6,000 co-featured pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday, June 30....read on

Focus Power Pops At Buffalo

July 1, 2018:

Moving to the front early, Focus Power and driver Drew Monti cruised to a one-and-three-quarter length victory over China Dream to take the $11,500 Open Pace in 1:54.4 on Saturday, June 30 at Buffalo Raceway....read on

Oldford, Faraldo Win Billings

July 1, 2018:

Stephen Oldford and Joe Faraldo claimed victory in CKG Billings action at Goshen’s Historic Track on Saturday, June 30....read on

Phoenix Warrior N Wins Meadows Feature

July 1, 2018:

Showing no ill effects from a month’s layoff, Phoenix Warrior N outkicked Reggiano and captured the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows on Saturday, June 30....read on

Rideau To Host Hard Rock Claiming Series

June 30, 2018:

The Woodbine Standardbred Race Office has announced details for the inaugural “Hard Rock Claiming Series” to take place at Rideau Carleton Raceway during the months of July and August....read on

Gagnon Wins East Ont.-Quebec Regional

June 30, 2018:

Taking the lead into the fourth round, Guy Gagnon held the top spot on the standings and claimed victory in the final round to take the Eastern Ontario / Quebec Regional Driving Championship at Kawartha Downs in Fraserville, Ont. on Saturday, June 30....read on

No Catching Tajmeallover At Century

June 30, 2018:

Pacing mare Tajmeallover has run out of competition before, and she might yet again if the form she showed Saturday (June 30) at Century Downs marks a return to her award-winning dominance of seasons past....read on

Elm Grove Ladyluck Reigns At Northside

June 30, 2018:

Early discussion for horse of the year honours at Northside Downs would certainly involve pacing mare Elm Grove Ladyluck, who has risen the ranks to take on and defeat the best horses in the Cape Breton area....read on

Mare Vs. Male Rivals At 3R Sunday

June 30, 2018:

She’s so good, she has to compete against male rivals. That’s the story of Rainbow Palace, the lone mare taking on the boys in the third race harness racing feature pace at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday....read on

A Blue-Blooded Battle At Mohawk

June 30, 2018:

The fastest mile of the Saturday (June 30) morning session of baby races at Woodbine Mohawk Park featured two impeccably-bred pacing colts hitting the wire just a head apart....read on

Lindy Rookies Shine At The Big M

June 30, 2018:

After some scorching miles from the three-year-olds and older performers on Friday night, some of harness racing's potential stars flashed some wicked speed over the Meadowlands mile oval on Saturday morning....read on

Rapid Fire With The EOQRDC Drivers

June 30, 2018:

In preparation for this Saturday’s Eastern Ontario-Quebec Regional Driving Championship at Kawartha Downs, the competing drivers took part in a Rapid Fire Round of questions to provide you with Everything you wanted to know about the Eastern Ontario-Quebec drivers but were too afraid to ask!...read on

Grand Slam For Pretty Handsome

June 30, 2018:

Sophomore pacing colt Pretty Handsome has earned top honours in five of his six Grassroots outings over the last two seasons, but none were as impressive as Friday evening’s 1:50.1 clocking at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Mildrix Upsets In Indiana Sires Stakes

June 30, 2018:

Indiana-sired three-year-old pacing fillies were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday evening as the 14-race card was highlighted by the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final and $25,000 consolation for the three-year-old pacing fillies....read on

Tompkins-Geers Triumph For 'Thinkbig'

June 30, 2018:

Thinkbig Dreambig gutted out a victory for trainer/driver Jimmy Takter in the third $25,400 division of the Tompkins-Geers Stakes races for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings Friday evening at Tioga Downs....read on


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