Solar Sister ($9.50) stole the show in the final 150 yards of Sunday (August 28) afternoon's stakes-laden card at Tioga Downs, dueling down prohibitive favourite Lady Shadow for a 1:49.4 triumph in the $200,000 Artiscape distaff pace.
Both track record holders from last week, Makasi and Yaris Bayama, were able to repeat with victories in their respective divisions of the Future Stars Series at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday (August 28).
Top trainer Tony O'Sullivan has joined Anthony and Amy MacDonald in their innovative thestable.ca partnership with the aim of bringing affordable racehorse ownership to even more first-time and returning fans of the exciting sport of harness racing.
Summers Windsong ($29.60) found clearance, then trotted a huge last 1/16th to overhaul Tweet Me and win the $25,000 Winners Over Handicap feature on Sunday night (August 28) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, continuing a weekend where favourites have regularly fallen to more-lightly-regarded horses.
Four days ago, Surrealist had to share top honours in a dead-heat win at Inverness Raceway, but the 10-year-old pacer had the winner's circle all to himself on Sunday afternoon (August 28) after posting a two-length victory in the afternoon feature.
The centerpiece of Batavia Downs Family Fun Day on Sunday (August 28) was the annual Wiener Dog races and this year, 2,400 live patrons came out to watch a great program of live harness racing while anticipating the nine qualifying Weiner heats that followed.
A bargain purchase from Standardbred Canada’s Horses For Sale Board, Nirvana Seelster has proven to be a hard-knocking, Saturday night specialist for longtime participants Bill Budd and Bruce Davy...read on
Lookslikeachpndale established a new all-age trotting track record in Georgian Downs' signature race, the $100,000 Honourable Earl Rowe Memorial Trot, featured on Saturday night's (August 27) stakes card in Innisfil, Ont.
Reigning divisional champion L A Delight soared over the million-dollar mark in career earnings with her first victory outside of Canada in the $140,000 Nadia Lobell for three-year-old filly pacers on Saturday afternoon (August 27) at The Meadows.
It was a night of tears and laughter at Kawartha Downs on Saturday (August 27) as nine of the 10 races on the card were memorial races dedicated to horses and people who had an impact on the Standardbred racetrack but are no longer with us.
D Gs Camme went wire-to-wire to defend his title in the $6,000 in the J.A. Ferguson Memorial Invitational Pace while three-year-old pacers were in the Atlantic Sires Stakes spotlight on Saturday afternoon (August 27) at Northside Downs.
In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith takes a nostalgic look back to 30 years ago which was 1986. He revives a potpourri of names, faces and happenings from that year and includes numerous pictures to better recall the times.
Obrigado Defends Crawford Title, 'Hannelore' Surpasses Million Mark
Obrigado successfully out-duelled Resolve to defend his title in the $193,000 Crawford Farms Open Trot while top trotting mare Hannelore Hanover surpassed the million-dollar mark in career earnings with a a strong victory in the co-featured $170,000 Muscle Hill on Friday night (August 26) at Vernon Downs.
SC Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be making his last visit for this year in the western part of Prince Edward Island on Tuesday, August 30 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification.
SC Identification Technician Bruce Redmond will be making his last visit for this year in the region situated between Peterborough and Napanee on September 6 and 7 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification.
"When receiving my appointment to the position I promised the Board and our employees that it would be eyes and ears wide open as I assumed my new responsibilities, with a commitment to reach out to our members and stakeholders to better understand the concerns and issues of the industry and to find out what expectations the industry has of Standardbred Canada going forward."