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Horsepeople Kept On Their Toes

April 16, 2018:

If nothing else, horse racing participants are tough. Everything that comes along with the grooming, training, steering and riding of racehorses demands a strong character. That being said, a few items have found their way into the trade news as of late, and they will surely give even the hardest horseperson a bit of a chill....read on

Update On Western Fair Negotiations

April 16, 2018:

The Western Fair District was in the news late last week, as a mainstream media outlet published an item that provided an update on the London, Ont. raceway and entertainment facility....read on

Storm Affects Ontario Breeders

April 16, 2018:

In a joint release, officials with Seelster Farms, Tara Hills Stud and Winbak Farm announced on Monday (April 16) that the ice storm that wreaked havoc across southern Ontario affected the operation of the respective breeding nurseries....read on

Archibald Leads Weiss Trotters

April 15, 2018:

Archibald has stamped himself as the trotter to beat in the Bobby Weiss Series section for diamond-gaited males, taking a new mark of 1:55.1 in his $15,000 third preliminary round on Sunday (April 15) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

O’Donnell On The Move

April 15, 2018:

He may not get into the sulky as much as he used to, but it has been announced that Bill ‘The Magic Man’ O’Donnell will soon be on the move....read on

Another Saratoga Open Win For Ulster

April 15, 2018:

Ulster continued his sensational start to the season at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday afternoon (April 15) as the Amanda Facin trainee won the Open Trot for already the fifth time in 2018....read on

Hennessy Triples At Century Downs

April 15, 2018:

Fresh off his milestone celebrations, horseman Rod Hennessy made multiple return appearances in the Century Downs winner's circle on Sunday afternoon (April 15)....read on

Walter White Cooks In Top Trot

April 15, 2018:

Walter White not only stepped back into the Open trotting ranks on Sunday afternoon (April 15) at Miami Valley, but he stepped right to the head of the class....read on

Burke, Gingras Hot On Sunday

April 15, 2018:

Winning races in bunches is nothing new to trainer Ron Burke or driver Yannick Gingras, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the pair put on a dominant display on Sunday (April 15)....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #3

April 15, 2018:

The countdown to the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

PEISHOA Awards Banquet Held

April 15, 2018:

The Annual Awards Banquet of the Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owners Association was held in Charlottetown last evening(Saturday, April 14)....read on

Atlantic Bursary Program Details

April 15, 2018:

The 2018 season marks the twelfth consecutive year that Standardbred Canada and the Atlantic provinces have partnered to offer the Atlantic Provinces Bursary Program. This project could award up to five students in the Atlantic provinces bursaries towards their post secondary education this year....read on

Sam Rice Passes

April 15, 2018:

Standardbred racehorse owner Sam Rice, of Monticello, New York, passed away peacefully on Saturday (April 14) after a brief battle with cancer at Elderwood Nursing Facility in Hamburg, New York. He was 87....read on

Pick-4 Guarantee Doubled

April 15, 2018:

Officials with the Meadows have announced that the track has doubled the Pick-4 pool guarantee for its Monday (April 16) program of live racing....read on

Research Targets Equine Virus

April 15, 2018:

It has been announced that leading researchers are searching for clues to better manage a virus that can cause late gestation abortion in mares....read on

Keystone Velocity Rebounds In Levy

April 15, 2018:

Defending Levy champion Keystone Velocity, after five preliminaries, scored a victory in the last leg of the series, taking the second of three $50,000 divisions of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series on Saturday, April 14 at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Apple Bottom Jeans Sizzles

April 14, 2018:

Apple Bottom Jeans stamped herself as the favourite for the $54,500 Burning Point Series final with a win in the first division of the second and final leg of the event for pacing mares Saturday, April 14 at the Meadowlands....read on

Godinez Team Triples With Texas Terror

April 14, 2018:

Texas Terror N completed a natural hat trick of Open victories for his connections as the ten-year-old pacer prevailed in the $14,500 feature on Saturday, April 14 at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Weiss Series Sweep For Two Continues

April 14, 2018:

Heavenly Sound and I Soar Him First kept their records in the Bobby Weiss Series for pacing males perfect after two starts, each winning one of the $15,000 three divisions of the second preliminary leg of their Weiss competition Saturday, April 14 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Night Pro Cops Colston Memorial

April 14, 2018:

Miami Valley Raceway presented the $24,000 annual Craig Colston Memorial Open Pace on Saturday, April 14, honouring the memory of one of Lebanon Raceway’s staunchest supporters. When the winner, Night Pro, returned to the winner’s circle he was surrounded by about 40 of Colston’s family and friends....read on

Return Of The Sith Rallies At Meadows

April 14, 2018:

Return Of The Sith saved ground for most of the mile, then flew into contention late to pull off a 13-1 shocker in the second leg of the Tom Kirwan Memorial Pace for three-year-old colts and geldings Saturday, April 14 at The Meadows....read on

Hennessy Hits 2,000 Training Wins

April 14, 2018:

Veteran horseman Rod Hennessy entered Saturday's card of harness racing at Century Downs one training win shy of 2,000 lifetime, and he wasted no time in achieving the milestone....read on

North American Harness Update To Vernon

April 14, 2018:

After successful shows at Hoosier Park for the Breeders Crown and The Meadows for their Night of Champions, North American Harness Update (NAHU) will be continuing its tour of racetracks with a live show from Vernon Downs, located in Vernon, NY, on Friday, April 20....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #4

April 14, 2018:

The countdown to the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

Levy Champ On Outside Looking In

April 14, 2018:

“It seems like he’s getting better, feeling better this week. We definitely need a win to make the final.”...read on

Maryland Commissioners To Compete

April 14, 2018:

This Sunday (April 15) the Maryland State Racing Commissioners will take to the sulkies and compete in three scheduled non-betting events at Rosecroft Raceway....read on

The Burning Point, Whata Baron Continue

April 14, 2018:

The Meadowlands returns with a ten spot of live races on Saturday night, led by the second leg of the $17,500 Whata Baron and Burning Point series....read on

SC Rewind: The Single Shaft Sulky

April 14, 2018:

In this week's edition of 'Rewind,' Robert Smith takes readers back in time to 1970 and a few years that followed. At that time harness racing was experimenting with a very new vital piece of equipment which was at the very base of the sport....read on

The Most Anticipated Stallions

April 14, 2018:

Of harness racing's first-crop stallions, whose two-year-olds you're most excited to see on the track this summer?....read on

Horsemen's Hockey Tourney Update

April 14, 2018:

More details have been released for the 2018 edition of the ever-popular Horsemen's Hockey Tournament, slated for Sunday, April 29 at the Cambridge Sports Park....read on

Bath, Linton Winners Crowned; Milestone For Masse

April 14, 2018:

Cusdmagicdragon and Boiling Oar were crowned winners in the $75,000 sophomore stakes finals of the Penny Bath and Keith Linton while driver Serge Masse swept the final Open pacing events of the meet to reach the 3,000-win milestone on Friday night (April 13) at Fraser Downs....read on

Matchmaker Preliminaries Complete

April 13, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway paid homage to Friday the (April) 13th, wrapping the preliminaries with the fifth round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker....read on

Sutton Rebounds In Shiaway St Pat

April 13, 2018:

One week after breaking stride in a disastrous start to his 2018 campaign, Sutton came back with a superb performance at the Meadowlands in the Friday night feature, the second and final leg of the Shiaway St. Pat series for trotters....read on

Betabcool N Leads Lasses In Open Wins

April 13, 2018:

Betabcool N became the first distaffer to win the Fillies and Mares Open three times at Saratoga in 2018 when she went coast to coast on Friday night (April 13)....read on

Close Finishes At Miami Valley Raceway

April 13, 2018:

The photo finish operator at Miami Valley had a busy night on Friday (April 13) as thrilling close finishes were the order of the day, including the three featured events. A pair of $15,000 James K. Hackett Memorial elimination heats produced crowded photo finishes as did the $24,000 Mares Open Pace....read on

Harrah's Philadelphia Opens 2018 Season

April 13, 2018:

It may have been 117 days since driver George Napolitano Jr. and trainer Gilbert Garcia-Herrera were crowned tops in their respective categories for 2017 at Harrah’s Philadelphia, but on Friday’s opening card of the 2018 season, the duo showed 'no signs of a layoff.'...read on

Witch Dali Continues Streak At Mohawk

April 13, 2018:

Witch Dali carried her win streak over to Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday night (April 13) as she defeated the Preferred mares for the third straight time....read on

Qualifiers, SC Field Rep At Truro Sunday

April 13, 2018:

Qualifiers for Truro Raceway have been approved by the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission for this Sunday (April 15) and a Standardbred Canada field rep will be on hand to conduct membership business....read on

Plainridge Park Season Begins Monday

April 13, 2018:

Coming off a season that saw a significant increase in purses and handle, 11 track records reset and the most competitive racing New England has witnessed in many years, Plainridge Park will open its 2018 live racing season on Monday (April 16) when the first race goes to post at 4 p.m....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #5

April 13, 2018:

The countdown to the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

Trotting 4 Charity Roster Updated

April 13, 2018:

Here is the list of drivers and trainers who will be wearing custom charity jerseys for a North America-wide fundraising event that has been scheduled to occur during the May 18 – 20 weekend of harness racing....read on

WHHC Mega-Qualifier On Saturday Night

April 13, 2018:

DerbyWars.com will host a World Harness Handicapping Championship Mega-Qualifier on Saturday (April 14) featuring five qualifying spots for the $75,000-guaranteed WHHC presented by DerbyWars to be held April 28 at the Meadowlands....read on

North American Harness Update Preview

April 13, 2018:

The schedule for 'the Internet’s favourite harness racing handicapping show' North American Harness Update (NAHU), is set for Friday, April 13....read on

London Selected Yearling Sale Entries Due

April 13, 2018:

The London Selected Yearling Sale would like to remind breeders that the deadline for yearling sale entries is this Sunday, April 15....read on

Purse Hike For 2018 Breeders Crown

April 13, 2018:

The Hambletonian Society, which owns and administers the Breeders Crown series, will raise the purses of the four freshman divisions of the Breeders Crown races to $600,000 each for 2018....read on

Matz Aims For More Success

April 13, 2018:

“That story turned out great. Those are the moments you wait your whole life for. What an experience. It was just awesome. There was electricity in the air that night. It was a great party for everybody.”...read on

Humboldt The Horse To Race For SJHL

April 13, 2018:

Leading Standardbred owner Brad Grant is stepping up to raise funds for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) Player Assistance Program in the wake of the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash....read on

Century Downs Racing Club Returns

April 13, 2018:

The 2018 edition of the Century Downs Racing Club once again has a strong number of fractional owners invested in two promising young horses....read on

S Js Photo Passes

April 13, 2018:

S Js Photo, the fast, stakes-winning trotter who most notably was not eligible to compete in the top stakes the year they were won by American Winner and Pine Chip, has passed away in Italy....read on

Flamboro Statement On Saturday Card

April 13, 2018:

With the impeding freezing rain and ice pellets predicted for Saturday and Sunday, Flamboro Downs will be closely monitoring the weather forecast in order to make an informed decision on the status of live harness racing for Saturday....read on


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