Already boasting winter series titles, Dialamara and Legion Of Boom were back for more on Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack as the Youthful Pacing Series began with a pair of $15,000 first leg divisions.
Yonkers Raceway offered up round two of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series on Saturday night. Four, eight-horse $50,000 divisions featured the best Free-For-Allers, and a trio of combatants couldn’t wait to double their pleasure.
Astreos Love raced creditably in his first eight starts at Miami Valley Raceway this winter, earning almost $16,000, but could only garner a pair of fifth-place finishes when elevated to Open company. That changed Saturday night as driver Brad Hanners tactfully guided the five-year-old gelding to an 18-1 upset in the $18,150 feature race.
The Quik Pulse Mindale gelding Victory At Last became the first two-time winner in his section of the Bobby Weiss Series for late-developing pacing males, winning one of the three $15,000 second round Weiss events Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
The brief career of Heavenly Knox has been marked by unusual financial situations and tragedy among his connections. But the four-year-old The Panderosa-Mystic Tiger N gelding showed Friday what perseverance and faith can achieve, as he captured the $30,500 championship of the Walter Russell Memorial Pace for three and four-year-old colts, stallions and geldings at The Meadows.
Kawartha Downs’ 2015 harness racing season will begin Saturday, May 30. Approval has been received from the Ontario Racing Commission for the five-eighths mile facilty to host the same number of race dates as last season, 18.
It has been announced that the director of the Ontario Racing Commission has approved the applications for variance and amendments to the 2015 race-date and post-time schedules for Kawartha Downs and Mohawk Racetrack.
The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium announced on Thursday, March 26 that a uniform threshold for cobalt regulation in the United States was approved at its regularly scheduled meeting held on March 24 at Gulfstream Park racetrack in Hallandale, Fla.
On Wednesday, March 25, Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, asked the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal, to make a commitment to Kawartha Downs and finalize a long-term transfer payment agreement.
On Wednesday, March 25, the City of Toronto’s executive committee voted in favour of allowing city manager Joseph P. Pennachetti to assemble a report in regard to a potential gaming expansion at Woodbine Racetrack.
The Sarnia Observer has run an article highlighting the upcoming season of live racing at the Hiawatha Horse Park. In the piece, Ontario Harness Horse Association President Ken Hardy rhetorically asks how horsepeople will benefit from racing’s integration into the province’s gaming modernization.
Ontario Harness Horse Association General Manager Brian Tropea has said that OHHA is “concerned” about the fact that the Ontario Racing Commission has yet to issue an operator’s licence for the 2015 season of live racing at Dresden Raceway.
It’s been a long windy road, but for horsemen in Alberta, the journey will soon all be worth it. Century Downs, Canada’s newest racetrack, is scheduled to open in Calgary. And hopes are very high....read on / continuer à lire
Trot Insider has learned that the two stakes administrators that required stallions to race at age four in order to have foals eligible to their stakes races have made decisions to drop the requirement.
In our continued effort to support environmentally-friendly benefits to members, Standardbred Canada's 2015 Applications for Foal Registration will not be mailed out this year and paper applications will be printed by request only.
Standardbred Canada has announced the winners of the 2014 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s champions in harness racing over the past season. The annual Black Tie Gala was held Saturday, February 7 in Mississauga, Ontario, at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre.