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Sophomore Semi-Finals In The Books

October 16, 2008:

The first round of OSS Grassroots semi-finals got underway earlier this evening at Flamboro Downs, as Canada's fastest half-miler rolled out the red carpet to a talented assortment of three-year-old performers....read on

No Gold Elims Needed In Windsor

October 16, 2008:

The entrants for the final OSS Gold Series event of the season, which was scheduled to have eliminations this Tuesday evening at Windsor Raceway, will go directly to the final as result of just seven names being dropped in the entry box....read on

Card Set For Ontario Regional At Grand River

October 16, 2008:

Grand River Raceway will be hosting the Ontario Regional Driving Championship Monday, October 20, and the draw results for the 12-dash card are now in. The top two finishers from the event will go on to represent the province in the National Driving Championship....read on

OHHA Election Update

October 16, 2008:

Nomination forms for the 2008 OHHA Board of Directors election were mailed to the members in districts 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10 in the middle of September with nominations due back on October 14, 2008....read on

Heart Monitoring In Pennsylvania

October 16, 2008:

Anton J. Leppler, director of harness racing for the Pennsylvania Racing Commissions, has announced that the Harness Commission has implemented a proactive one-of-its-kind monitoring program for racehorses that will promote cardiovascular health among its equine athletes....read on

TCNHC Player Profile – Johnny Kish

October 16, 2008:

With the $25,000 Trot Canada National Handicapping Championship this Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack, SC has assembled another player profile....read on

Hope For Summerside Grandstand Funding?

October 16, 2008:

On Tuesday, Gail Shea made history in the western PEI riding of Egmont when she became the first woman ever elected for the area. Now that Shea is in a position of power, there might be a chance there will be funding for a new grandstand at Summerside Raceway....read on

Brickell To Be Feted

October 16, 2008:

Sue Brickell, one of the biggest enthusiasts and hardest workers on the Pennsylvania fair harness racing circuit, has been selected to receive the Mary Lib Miller Award at the second Celebration of Pennsylvania Harness Racing at Pocono Downs on Saturday, December 6....read on

Mildred Williams Series To Western Fair

October 16, 2008:

Eleven women harness race drivers are slated to drive in two races tomorrow night at Western Fair Raceway. The women are participants in the Mildred Williams International Driving Series....read on

Babic Colt Final Attracts Just Four

October 16, 2008:

New Jersey-sired two-year-old pacers will be in the spotlight in a pair of Lou Babic Memorial finals on Saturday, October 18 at Freehold Raceway....read on

Albertan Elims Set For Saturday

October 16, 2008:

On Saturday at Northlands Park in Edmonton, AB, a total of 15 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings will contest two eliminations for the $100,000 Albertan....read on

Messenger Purse Raised

October 16, 2008:

Yonkers Raceway has announced it has raised the purse of next week's Messenger Stakes to $650,000, from its original value of $559,070....read on

New Claiming Series At Fraser

October 16, 2008:

The BC Standardbred Association and Fraser Downs have added a new claiming series to the November racing calendar....read on

SONACC Broodmare Registration Date Extended

October 16, 2008:

Societe Nationale Du Cheval De Course (SONACC) has an important announcement to Quebec breeders in regard to changes in broodmare registration....read on

Fillies Poised To Sparkle In Three Diamonds

October 16, 2008:

Fifteen feisty freshman fillies will be going postward on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack, in two $23,000 eliminations for the upcoming $660,000 Three Diamonds Stakes, part of the Fall Four for two-year-olds scheduled for October 25....read on

Hawthorne Declares Bid For License

October 16, 2008:

Just seven miles from downtown Chicago on I-55 at the gateway to Midway Airport, the owner-operator of Hawthorne Race Course is proposing an entertainment destination unlike any in the nation, in its unprecedented bid for Illinois' tenth casino license....read on

Tropical Caprice Captures Violet Stake

October 16, 2008:

The freshmen trotting stakes continued on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park with a full field of 10 diagonally-gaited two-year-old fillies sloshing postward in the $50,650 Violet Stake....read on

Winbak Yearling Sale Friday

October 16, 2008:

The finest contingent of impeccably-bred Delaware-sired and Maryland-sired yearlings to be sold at one time in 2008 will go under the auctioneer's hammer on Friday, Oct. 17 at the fourth annual Winbak Farm Select Yearling Sale at Winbak Farms' flagship location, near Chesapeake City, Md....read on

'Made In Ontario' Box Closes Today

October 16, 2008:

Grand River Raceway has issued a reminder that the entry box closes this morning at 11:00 a.m. for the fourth annual Made In Ontario night. The event is presented in conjunction with the Regional Driving Championship on Monday, October 20....read on

Tweedle Dum's Streak Snapped

October 15, 2008:

All good things must come to an end and such was the case for former world record holder, Tweedle Dum, whose nine-race winning streak came to a close Wednesday at the Isle Pompano Park....read on

Chester Hosts All-Star Announcers' Day

October 15, 2008:

This Sunday, October 19, Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack on-course commentator James Witherite-Rieg will be joined by a number of his colleagues from across North America for the second annual All-Star Harness Announcers' Day, held at Harrah's Chester....read on

'Big Bubba' Equals Harrington Track Record

October 15, 2008:

In rein to Ross Wolfenden, Rays Big Bubba equaled Badlands Nitro's track record of 1:53.4 for two-year-old pacing colts Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with an impressive win in the second leg of the...read on

Mister Big At Home On The Road

October 15, 2008:

No matter the size of the racetrack, Mister Big has been coming up huge....read on

Sylvester's 'Legacy' Duo Sweep NJ Futurities

October 15, 2008:

A pair of Chuck Sylvester trainees, both from the first crop of the ill-fated Windsongs Legacy, swept the New Jersey Futurities for two-year-old trotters on Wednesday at Freehold Raceway....read on

'Major' Puts Trainer On The Map - And In Hospital

October 15, 2008:

Justin Lebo, a 26-year-old resident of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, has a soft spot in his heart and a sore spot on his shoulder; both courtesy of the champion two-year-old colt he trains named Major In Art....read on

Tetrick More Than 'The Little Brother'

October 15, 2008:

Trace Tetrick doesn't mind being known as Tim Tetrick's younger brother.

"Nah, it's OK," he said.

Still, he wouldn't protest if there comes a day when Tim is known as Trace's older brother....read on

$317,000 Quillen Memorial Drawn

October 15, 2008:

Harrington Raceway has completed the draw for the $317,000 finale of the Bobby Quillen Memorial, which is to take place Monday, October 20....read on

Last Week's Poll Results

October 15, 2008:

Last Week's SC Poll question asked, "Which political party will you be voting for in the upcoming federal election?"...read on

Last Chance Qualifiers Announced

October 15, 2008:

Blair Greenfield of Brantford, ON and Don Smith of Hampton, ON are the winners of the Last Chance Handicapping contest sponsored by Trot Magazine held this past weekend....read on

'Soprano' Sets Sights On Goldsmith Maid

October 15, 2008:

Freshman fillies will take centre stage at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday night, as eliminations for the fabulous Fall Four stakes will be getting underway....read on

Ditka Pitchman For Hawthorne Racino

October 15, 2008:

According to a report, Illinois' Hawthorne Racecourse is making an unprecedented bid to acquire the state's 10th casino license. A $500 million entertainment destination is part of the proposal, and so is Mike Ditka....read on

Gillis Comments On ASHA Sale

October 15, 2008:

Alberta Standardbred Horse Association racing manager, Fred Gillis, described last Sunday's annual yearling sale at Northlands Park in Edmonton as "decent" according to Horse Racing Alberta....read on

Elims For 'Fall Four' Stakes Drawn

October 15, 2008:

On Friday and Saturday, Woodbine Racetrack will be hosting eliminations for the major 'Fall Four' stakes for two-year-olds, which includes the Goldsmith Maid and Three Diamonds for fillies and the Governor's Cup and Valley Victory for open competitors....read on

Streak To End At Rideau Thursday

October 15, 2008:

Something will have to give Thursday night at Rideau Carleton Raceway. Priceless Edition and Match Bayama are each carrying win streaks into the $13,400 Preferred pace; the former is unbeaten in three races and the latter undefeated in two....read on

$5 Million For Kentucky Commission Expansion?

October 15, 2008:

A report on Kentucky.com indicates that the cost of increased regulation for the Kentucky horse racing industry could cost nearly $5 million, according to numbers discussed yesterday....read on

TCNHC Player Profile – Leni Caldwell

October 15, 2008:

Leni Caldwell is heading to Toronto this weekend, all the way from Pitt Meadows, BC. She is hoping to be a force to be reckoned with as she takes aim at the Trot Canada National Handicapping Championship's $25,000 grand prize....read on

Schnittker Pulls No Punches On Steroid Issue

October 15, 2008:

The Times Herald-Record has quoted Deweycheatumnhowe's co-owning trainer Ray Schnittker as saying that politicians should be paying more attention to EPO in racehorses and that steroids don't work....read on

Dr. Moore Looks Forward To Messenger

October 15, 2008:

Shadow Play's co-owning trainer Dr. Ian Moore has commented on Yonkers' $565,000 Messenger Stakes going straight to a final and the showdown his student will have with superstar Somebeachsomewhere....read on

PEI Mixed Sale Catalogue Online

October 15, 2008:

The catalogue for the PEI Mixed Sale is now online. The sale is scheduled to take place this Saturday, October 18 at the Crapaud Agriplex....read on

No Elim For $100,000 Charles I. Smith Trot

October 15, 2008:

With only six entrants, there will be no elimination races this week for the $100,000 Charles I. Smith Trot at Freehold Raceway....read on

NJ Futurity Date Changed For 2yo Pacers

October 15, 2008:

The New Jersey Futurity for two-year-old pacers, originally scheduled for Friday, October 24, has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 25 at Freehold Raceway....read on

Crisis In Italian Racing Industry

October 15, 2008:

Italy's horse racing industry is currently at a standstill, as funding issues from the governing body have caused the country's horsemen to cease racing....read on

'Rocketop' Spurns Nine-Hole, Rolls At Balmoral

October 15, 2008:

Freshman gelding Southern Rocketop shrugged off a Post 9 start in Balmoral Park's $47,850 Cardinal Stakes last night, as the son of Psychic Spirit cruised to a two-length victory in 1:55.1....read on

Fagliarone Named Freehold Racing Secretary

October 15, 2008:

Karen Fagliarone of Freehold, New Jersey has been named racing secretary at Freehold Raceway, effective October 28, 2008....read on

Dreamy Night At Sulky Trois Rivieres

October 14, 2008:

A pair of $40,000 Elite divisions for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings highlighted Tuesday's 12-race program at Sulky Trois Rivieres, and Let Me Dream and Silverado Dream rose to the occasion in their respective assignments....read on

Tracks Announced For TCNHC

October 14, 2008:

Contest officials for the Trot Canada National Handicapping Championship, which takes place this Saturday, October 18 at Woodbine Racetrack, have selected the tracks for the championship races....read on

Grey Gladiator Wins At Georgian

October 14, 2008:

T Js Mr Lavec and Trevor Jay B reigned supreme in their respective Preferred assignments at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, and the Innisfil faithful witnessed a veteran notch the 81st win of his career....read on

Jug Book Needs A Name

October 14, 2008:

The Little Brown Jug is still looking for a name for its new book, but you have to act fast....read on

Nifty Norman Takes Belote Memorial

October 14, 2008:

Dick Macomber's Nifty Norman completed a near sweep of the Hal Belote Memorial Late Closing Series with a dominant win the 1-1/4 mile final on Tuesday night at Colonial Downs....read on

Record-Setting Night At Harrington

October 14, 2008:

Four $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes were contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway, with two-year-old filly pacers doing battle....read on


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