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OSS Grassroots Series Finals At Flamboro

October 24, 2008:

Lukas Rossi wrapped up an undefeated Grassroots season with a track record equaling performance in the two-year-old trotting colt Championship at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening....read on

Breeders Stakes Highlight Fraser Card

October 24, 2008:

Fraser Downs' Friday night card featured a trio of $16,758 Mary Murphy Breeders Stakes for three-year-old fillies, which complimented the three Robert Murphy Breeders Stakes for colts and geldings....read on

Omen Hanover, Light Headed Triumph At Yonkers

October 24, 2008:

'Twas the night before the Messenger Stakes, and with all of Westchester County in total exuberance, Yonkers Raceway offered up a pair of $40,000 co-features to keep those emotions in abeyance....read on

Coleman Pupils Dominate At Woodbine

October 24, 2008:

Trainer Casie Coleman, a two-time O'Brien Award winner, had a spectacular night at the office with four wins during Woodbine Racetrack's Friday night card....read on

Cam From The West, Kerr Shine In Middlesex

October 24, 2008:

Terry Kerr had the hot hands tonight at Western Fair Raceway, tallying three wins in the Middlesex County Pacing Series, including one aboard Trot 4 Kids Name The Foal Contest graduate Cam From The West....read on

Art Official Injured, Done For The Year

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October 24, 2008:

Trainer Joe Seekman today said that Meadowlands Pace champion Art Official will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a torn muscle in his left front leg....read on

Marnie Hall Thrives In Open

October 24, 2008:

Millionaire Marnie Hall took her third consecutive Open class victory in the $44,000 Fillies & Mares event tonight at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

6K Series Continues At Rideau

October 24, 2008:

The 6K Series continued at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday night with four $4,800 divisions of the fourth leg....read on

Quebec NDC Rep. To Be Determined Tuesday

October 24, 2008:

The draw has been completed for the Tuesday, October 28 program of racing from Sulky Trois Rivieres. The card will see eight of Quebec's most talented reinsman duke it out in multiple dashes to determine who will represent the province in the 2009 National Driving Championship....read on

Define The World Facing Big Purse

October 24, 2008:

Windsor Raceway features a second straight night of high-priced racing next Wednesday, October 29, when the three-year-old trotting colts arrive at the border oval to compete for $180,000 in Gold final action one day after their pacing peers....read on

Western Drivers Being Determined

October 24, 2008:

British Columbian drivers have until the completion of the local race card on Sunday, November 16 to see if they can win a spot in Fraser Downs' National Driving Championship team....read on

'Spam' Keeps Rolling

October 24, 2008:

Spam Spade coasted to one-length victory in the $100,000 final of the Charles I. Smith this afternoon at Freehold Raceway....read on

Reddam S-Breds In To Go Tonight

October 24, 2008:

Owner J. Paul Reddam has garnered a good deal of press since his charges Black Magic Mama, Square Eddie, Mark S The Cooler and Red Rocks will be contesting the Breeders Cup today and tomorrow at Santa Anita Park in California. But few may know that the native of Windsor, ON initially caught the racing bug on the standardbred side of the industry....read on

Girodat Grateful For Support

October 24, 2008:

On Saturday, October 4, Hanover Raceway and area horsepeople raised close to $4,000 for former Hanover blacksmith Gene Girodat, who was recuperating from a quadruple heart bypass operation on August 22....read on

Notice of NCRHHA Meeting

October 24, 2008:

The National Capital Region Harness Horse Association has scheduled an information meeting for Belleville-area horsepeople....read on

Horse Receives Artificial Limb

October 24, 2008:

Dailymail.co.uk has ran a story today about a buckskin mare named Riley, who, after facing the prospect of being euthanized, has been fitted with an artificial leg and is able to trot around her paddock....read on

Koch On Big M Race Dates, Stakes Switch

October 24, 2008:

Trot Insider has spoken with the Meadowlands Racetrack's incoming director of Racing, Peter Koch, regarding proposed race date changes for 2009 which include moving the dates of the Hambletonian, Woodrow Wilson and Sweetheart....read on

Delaware Closer To Banning Steroids

October 24, 2008:

At its October 2008 monthly meeting, the Delaware Harness Racing Commission referred the subject of testing for steroids in standardbred race horses to the DHRC Rules Committee with the recommendation that the DHRC rules be amended to require testing for steroids in standardbred race horses effective as of April 1, 2009....read on

Scheduling Changes At Monticello

October 24, 2008:

Beginning Monday, November 3 and continuing throughout the remainder of the year, all first race post times for live racing at Monticello Raceway will be at 12:40 p.m. Also during the month of November, there will be no live racing on Fridays....read on

'Fall Extravaganza' Supplements Due Today

October 24, 2008:

Today is the last day for supplemental entries to the Fall Extravaganza Sale, which is to take place Saturday, November 1 at 10:00 a.m. at Flamboro Downs in Dundas, ON....read on

Keystone Classic Record For 'Swoosh'

October 24, 2008:

Swoosh Hanover swooshed to the lead and a stakes record 1:55.4 Thursday at the Meadows when she captured a division of the $68,800 Keystone Classic for three-year-old trotting fillies....read on

Steacy Comments On Tuscan Gal

October 24, 2008:

With just five starts under her belt thus far, Andover Hall filly Tuscan Gal will face the biggest test of her young career Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack when she will prance onto the oval to contest the $616,000 final of the Goldsmith Maid for juvenile trotting fillies....read on

'Dewey' To Vernon On Halloween

October 24, 2008:

According to the Vernon Downs publicity department, Hambletonian winner Deweycheatumnhowe will be out to scare his competition at the seven-eighths mile oval on Friday, October 31....read on

Rich Gold Final Set For Tuesday

October 24, 2008:

Ontario's remarkably gifted three-year-old pacing colts make their final regular season appearance in a $180,000 Gold final at Windsor Raceway on Tuesday evening....read on

Morgan, Crissman Top Harrington Meet

October 24, 2008:

Harrington Raceway's 62nd year of live racing came to a close Thursday night after its 109th racing card of 2008 was completed....read on

Trainers On Grassroots Championships

October 24, 2008:

When Jody Jamieson got off the race bike following his Semifinal win with three-year-old pacing filly Shake That Junk, the resident of Cambridge, ON was not satisfied with her effort, but trainer James Dean says the filly had an excuse for her lacklustre finish last week and should be sharper for this Friday's Grassroots Championship....read on

Breeders Stakes Underway At Fraser

October 23, 2008:

The first leg of the Breeders Stakes was featured at Fraser Downs on Thursday evening, with two pacing divisions on tap for the gals and two for the guys....read on

Juvenile Fillies Joust In Junior Miss

October 23, 2008:

The spotlight was on two-year-old pacing fillies at Northlands Park on Thursday evening, as the Edmonton oval hosted a trio of divisions of the Junior Miss Stakes....read on

Big Night For Wallace & Baillargeon

October 23, 2008:

Driver Mario Baillargeon and trainer Ben Wallace have teamed up to win their fair share of races over the years, and they worked some of their magic on Thursday evening at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Rookie Filly Pacers Battle In Distinction

October 23, 2008:

Whitemountain Star and Canaco Star used drastically different tactics to find their way to the winner's circle at Sulky Quebec in the $15,000 Distinction divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies, which highlighted the 12-race program....read on

Pownal Bay Matt Prevails At Rideau

October 23, 2008:

After a successful 2008 campaign in the Maritimes, Pownal Bay Matt made his way to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening and added to his impressive resume....read on

Voelz Hanover Relies On Friendly Filly

October 23, 2008:

Voelz Hanover is at the top of her game heading into Monday's $140,000 Gold final at Woodbine Racetrack, and trainer Ben Baillargeon says the key to the three-year-old pacing filly's recent success has been her new found friendship with stablemate Ingrid Hanover....read on

Luchento Honoured At Freehold

October 23, 2008:

Tom Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey was presented with a resolution in his honour by State Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer and U.S. Congressman Chris Smith earlier this afternoon Freehold Raceway....read on

OSAS Looking For Blanket Donations

October 23, 2008:

With winter just around the corner, the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society could really use a helping hand....read on

MacGrath, Dr. Moore On CBC Radio

October 23, 2008:

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CBC Radio will be offering listeners a preview of the Messenger Stakes on its Friday edition of Maritime Noon....read on

Dates Announced For 2009 SC Horse Sales

October 23, 2008:

Standardbred Canada today released the dates for its 2009 horse sales. Heather Reid, SC sales manager, told Trot Insider that most of the 2009 sale dates will be similar to previous years....read on

MacGrath, Dr. Moore On 'The Beach,' 'Shadow'

October 23, 2008:

The trainers of world champions Somebeachsomewhere and Shadow Play, primary players in Yonkers Raceway's $650,000 Messenger Stakes Saturday night, have commented on their charges heading in....read on

Vets Fined, Suspended

October 23, 2008:

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission this afternoon announced that veterinarians Rick Rothfuss and Rick Mather of Columbus, Ohio each have been fined $10,000 and have drawn six-month suspensions as a...read on

Lare On Ginger And Fred

October 23, 2008:

With $585,000 at stake, Ginger And Fred is going to have to dance as fast as she can....read on

'Jersey Futurity' Divisions Drawn

October 23, 2008:

Champs Folly and Dawns Legacy, both of whom drew the rail, have been installed as the morning line favourites for their respective New Jersey Futurity division races for two-year-old pacers Saturday a...read on

KD Classic Pacing Series Final Set

October 23, 2008:

Looking to nail down his fifth-consecutive victory, Real Desire gelding Priceless Edition has drawn Post 2 for the $50,000 final of the Kawartha Classic Pacing Series, scheduled as Race 6 Saturday at...read on

Trillium 2yoFP At Kawartha Rescheduled

October 23, 2008:

The Ontario Racing Commission recently approved an application from Kawartha Downs to change its fall race date schedule to race Saturdays instead of Fridays in November and December....read on

Les Ford Passes

October 23, 2008:

Les Ford, the popular editor of the Harness Horse magazine and a member of the Communicators Corner at the Harness Hall of Fame, passed away recently in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at the age of...read on

ORC Calls Public Meeting In Ottawa

October 23, 2008:

The Ontario Racing Commission this morning sent out a notice to the industry stating that the chair of the ORC will be holding a public meeting in the Ottawa Region to provide members of the local hor...read on

Lebo Comments On Major In Art

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October 23, 2008:

In the Governor's Cup eliminations, after a 49-day layoff, Woodrow Wilson and Metro Pace winner Major In Art raced first-up, closed on a fresh horse and lost by one length in 1:51. Trainer Justin Lebo told Trot Insider this morning that he is looking forward to the $820,000 final Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Minor Wants Tracks, Not Slots

October 23, 2008:

"I do not want slots, I would not take slots....read on

Rideau Looking To Host '09 Grassroots Finals

October 23, 2008:

Rideau Carleton Raceway is putting its best foot forward in a bid to be named the host track for the 2009 OSS Grassroots finals....read on

Gregory Takes Over Driver's Challenge Lead

October 23, 2008:

When Jeff Gregory left the Western New York circuit for bigger and better racing, fans knew he was a kid with a future. Last night they saw first hand how far he has come....read on

Steacy On His Grassroots Championship Fillies

October 23, 2008:

Trainer Mark Steacy will start three fillies on Friday night's $480,000 Grassroots Championship program at Flamboro Downs. He always expected one of the lasses to vie for the Grassroots title, but two have been pleasant late season surprises....read on

McArdle Son Favoured In NJSS Final

October 23, 2008:

Meant To Be Me, who won all three of his prelims, has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favourite in the $85,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings Saturday...read on


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