On July 16, 2016, Georgian Downs celebrated families and the midpoint of the Racing Under Saddle Ontario season with a $5,000 RUS handicap race, however, Norwegian native Marit Valstad marked the end of a special chapter of her life on that night.
Four-year-old pacing mare Woodmere Dancenart and trainer/drive Clare MacDonald pulled off a mild 7-1 upset as they beat the boys in the $950 Inverness Gathering Pace on Wednesday evening (July 27) at Inverness Raceway.
Despite consistent performances most of the summer, Vla Faire was lightly regarded and sent off at 5-1 when the windows closed. But she made a believer of those who backed her as she came from off the pace to beat three others by a nose in the $9,500 Mares Open Pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday (July 27).
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride has been the story of Starcastic’s 2016 season, but that could all change in the Thursday evening (July 28) feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
The Delvin Miller Adios ‘Pace for the Orchids’ has provided harness racing fans with five decades of excitement, as it has showcased champions that have paced into history bearing the blanket of orchids which is bestowed to the winner.
Global live entertainment leader Live Nation has submitted an application to the City of Toronto that outlines a proposal for Champions Greenwood, which is located at the premises of the former Greenwood Raceway, to undergo and alteration that would see a live event venue to be introduced to the eastern Toronto OTB location.
A Supreme Court has ruled that a two-year ban that was recently handed to a Standardbred trainer has been reversed due to a lack of impartiality of an official with a high rank in the racing commission.
The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club received several photos for July’s Zoom Challenge ‘Friends at the Races’. Contest officials chose the three finalists, now it’s up to you to select the winner!...read on
Just four racing dates remain in the Meadowlands Racetrack’s championship meet. Both of the track's ‘jackpots’ have recently paid out. That being the case, officials with the Meadowlands have announced that the track will discontinue both its early and late Jackpot Super High Five wagers for the duration of the meet.
Grand River Raceway’s Fun and Frivolity Friday Night will be even more entertaining this week as the Elora oval hosts three divisions of Grassroots action for the two-year-old trotting fillies and the Ontario Sires Stakes 'Be A Winner' contest.
Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown has made comments in regard to the former Slots at Racetracks Program. A provincial election is less than two years away, but Brown still took the opportunity to engage the subject this week.
Conditioner Ron Burke has said that he trained Southwind Frank on Tuesday morning (July 26) in advance of Saturday’s Reynolds Memorial Stakes at the Meadowlands Racetrack. He has provided an update on his trotting star as the Hambletonian inches closer and closer.
“He worked his way right up to the highest claimer on the grounds, which was a $9,000-$11,000 pace....I think the horse was sold and I think he was sold for around $12,000 or $15,000, which was outstanding. I thought, ‘Why would I go back to school?’ As they say, the rest is history.”
A five-pack of eliminations - a pair for the Battle Of Waterloo and a trio of tilts for the Battle Of The Belles - was contested Monday evening at Grand River Raceway, and as a result the stage is now set for those Industry Day finals.
It has been years since the great Somebeachsomewhere last set foot on the racetrack, but his throng of supporters continue to be fascinated by the now-stallion. The National Post has stoked that interest to kick off the week, as the publication has run an almost eight-minute feature that has caught up with the pacing star.
Bruce Johnston was a communicator respected all across the sport of Standardbred racing. But to those who knew him, he was so much more -- always striving to make the industry better for generations to come....read on
In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls the glory days of harness racing in Montreal and remembers one of the great horsemen of that era and also one of his principal owners. Together they formed a top notch stable that was very successful for a long period of time despite the high level of competition.
As a racehorse, Betting Line plays second fiddle to nobody. The Casie Coleman trainee has a mind of his own. But with team work and lots of patience from groom Paige Austin, the three-year-old could be unstoppable....read on / continuer à lire
The field for the 2016 National Driving Championship is now confirmed as the Quebec / Eastern Ontario Regional Driving Championship held this past Tuesday (July 12) at Hippodrome 3R determined the final two drivers.
Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the winners for the 2016 Atlantic Bursary program. Each student will receive a $1,000 bursary towards their post secondary education for the 2016-2017 academic term.
Seeing as though there is uncertainty in regard to the services of Canada Post at this time, multiple entities within the horse racing industry have issued releases explaining their contingency plans if a work stoppage does in fact occur.