The eight drivers competing in the 2016 National Driving Championship (NDC) at The Raceway at the Western Fair District on Friday, October 14 will be able to have some input into the horses that they drive in the eight-race event.
Shake It Off Lindy surged first over around the final turn to pass pacesetter Southwind Cobra, upsetting in one of the six $334,500 Bluegrass splits for two-year-old trotting colts Thursday at The Red Mile.
The most drastic change of tactics possible proved no issue for K Js Caroline, who once again was best among the top distaffers at Vernon Downs in Thursday evening’s featured $9,900 Mares Open pacing event.
Sophomore pacers and trotters compete on the first matinee program of the Grand Circuit meeting at The Red Mile on Sunday, October 2, with three divisions of the $188,200 Bluegrass for trotting fillies, two divisions of the $163,500 Bluegrass for trotting colts, two divisions of the $147,000 Bluegrass for pacing fillies, and three divisions of the $173,900 Bluegrass for pacing colts.
“Friday night will definitely be very emotional for me, but I think ‘Pete’ has a very good shot to win this race and of course that is exactly what I want. Not only for Larry, but the entire Rheinheimer family and for Pete.”
The Saturday, October 1 program at The Red Mile will feature four divisions of the $294,000 Bluegrass for two-year-old pacing fillies and five divisions of the $330,000 Bluegrass for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings.
Donald Doyle of Marmora, Ontario was the grand prize winner in the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Pick 8 Online Handicapping Contest, presented in cooperation with the Ontario Sires Stakes and featuring $1,500 in prize money.
The Red Mile is committed to creating an even playing field for all. Starting with the second week of the Grand Circuit, in addition to horses being required to be on the grounds 24 hours prior to their race, a detention barn will be implemented for a selected number of stakes races.
Joe Bellino could not personally attend the second edition of the Buckeye Classic Sale conducted in Springfield, Ohio, on Tuesday (Sept. 27), but that did not impede him from purchasing the most sought-after yearling at the event.
On Tuesday, September 27, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced that it will be hosting a series of targeted, in-person stakeholder roundtables this fall. The roundtables will to further discuss proposals for reform and implementation details for the future of the regulation of horse racing in Ontario.
A major North American Standardbred racetrack has announced that it is looking to card a pair of $250,000 invitationals – one for trotters and another for pacers – if it can drum up enough interest from horsepeople.
"We're having a lot of possibilities in the harness industry for the world, and I think we should get more together because we're facing -- almost everywhere -- the same problems and we're facing -- almost everywhere -- the same opportunities and possibilities. We can make this [industry] even better."
Always B Miki and Wiggle It Jiggleit, the two most dominant active pacers in the world, will match strides for the seventh time this season in the $150,000 Dayton Pacing Derby at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday night (September 30).
The Atlantic Breeders Crown Host Committee is pleased to announce the four Atlantic Canadian harness racing families who will be honoured for their successes and longstanding contributions to the industry during the upcoming Atlantic Breeders Crown weekend at Red Shores Charlottetown on October 8 & 9.
Over the past five months the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club has received many exciting photos for the Zoom Photography Challenge. September will mark the sixth and final challenge of the year which is why we decided to bring back our most popular theme yet -- ‘Meet My Horse.’
Meet the eight men still vying to represent Canada on home soil in the 2017 World Driving Championship, and learn a bit about what is going through their minds as they prepare for the Canadian National Driving Championship on October 14, 2016...read on
Throughout this past week, Board members from Fredericton Exhibition Ltd. (FEL) and Horse Racing New Brunswick (HRNB) met with Standardbred Canada to discuss reaching an agreement to secure live race horse racing at Fredericton Raceway.
In this week's Rewind Robert Smith remembers some world class racing held over 60 years ago at Montreal's Richelieu Park. It was a defining time that paved the way to a new chapter in Canadian harness racing that brought the Continent's best horses to Canada.
The 25-member Little Brown Jug Society held its annual meeting this morning (Wednesday, September 21) at Ohio Wesleyan University. The LBJ Society voted in several major changes for future Little Brown Jug and Jugettes.
On Monday, Horse Racing Alberta announced that Century Casinos Europe GmbH is the successful applicant to own, build and operate an 'A' Track Horse Racing Facility in the Edmonton market area. More details on that project have been revealed.
Is one of your favourite harness racing drivers competing for the National Driving Championship title on Friday, October 14 at The Raceway at Western Fair District? Well, here’s your chance to cheer them on!