Chosen as the favoured Travis Cullen-trained mare by the bettors in this week's $10,500 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, Sing Like An Angel delivered on her pari-mutuel promise as she prevailed off a pocket trip.
Dan Patch Award winner Pinkman strolled to a workmanlike win in Friday’s Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows, but it was his stablemate, Uncle Lasse, who stole the show, blazing to a track and stakes record 1:51.4 — despite losing two shoes in the race.
Under steady pressure through a :26.4 third quarter, Jesse De Long's Lets Go Higher ($2.60) would not be denied, edging clear to victory in Friday (May 29) evening's $10,000 Mares Open Pace at Vernon Downs.
Allie Labrook and driver/trainer Dan Shetler found the winner’s circle for the second consecutive time at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino after turning in a sharp effort to capture the $21,000 Invitational Trot on Friday, May 29.
On Friday, May 29 in Washington, DC, a democratic congressman from New York State announced that he plans on introducing a piece of legislation, entitled the Thoroughbred Horse Racing Anti-Doping Act of 2015, that will outline uniform, nationwide drug and medication standards. The bill calls for the rules to be overseen by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Trot Insider has learned that Katherine Tracey, of Trossachs, Saskatchewan, who raced horses with her husband, Hugh, and raised a family of very active horsepeople, including Anne, Pat, Edna (deceased), Eddy, Donald, and Tressa, has passed away.
Fans of harness racing’s ‘glamour boys’ division have been waiting for the three-year-old debut of Traceur Hanover, and the Western Ideal colt made his seasonal charted debut on Friday (May 29) during Mohawk Racetrack’s eight-race qualifying session.
In the following excerpts from an hour-long interview, horseman Ben Wallace pulls no punches as he strives to, ‘be real’ and demand change in an industry he finds resistant to the type of outside-the-box thinking required if the sport is to establish a foothold in the mainstream....read on
“There are three events in this sport -– the Hambletonian, Elitlopp, and Prix d’Amerique –- and I feel we are obligated to be there. There aren’t that many fans left in this sport and the Elitlopp is by far the biggest one when it comes to fans and what they’re doing. People that haven’t been there can’t even imagine."
Officials with Kawartha Downs have announced that longtime racehorse owner Steve LeBlanc of Smith Falls, Ont. has made a $300 donation to the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society. The donation is in relation to the Saturday promotion at Kawartha that will see a set of driver Gord Brown’s colours raffled off in support of OSAS.
The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club received an overwhelming number of excellent submissions for May’s Zoom 'Spring Fever' challenge. Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit entries; now it’s poll time!
The stage is set for a busy weekend of harness racing at Red Shores locations, as an 11-dash Saturday card has been assembled for the Charlottetown Driving Park, while Summerside Raceway will host both the Ruby Chappell Stakes and the Bob Dewar Stakes.
Dresden Raceway and Hanover Raceway will each be conducting qualifying sessions this weekend, and horsepeople are reminded that a Standardbred Canada field representative will be present at each session to conduct business.
The 43rd season of live harness racing at Kawartha Downs will kick off this Saturday evening (May 30), which has been dubbed ‘Gord Brown Night,’ as the track will celebrate the career of its leading driver for many years.
"Dan developed a style that conveyed the excitement of horse racing in an accurate and professional manner, with a tone that matched the excitement of each race he called. In doing so, he earned the accolades of his peers and the praise of racing fans throughout his career."...read on
The proposal for the ‘Hard Rock Casino Meadowlands’ will be officially unveiled next week, according to a report. In regard to the expansion, Meadowlands Chairman Jeff Gural has been quoted as saying that the proposal will not simply be ‘slots in a box.'
The harness racing industry in Canada is unique in many ways. Few groups can boast such an ability to unite in the face of challenge, or show the incredible dedication and work ethic that horse people display. The racing industry is so multi-faceted; every individual has an experience worth sharing.
Here’s your chance to share the passion you feel for Canadian harness racing and be an ambassador for the sport! The Bring A Friend National Challenge is back for the third consecutive year and will be hosted at tracks across the country from July 9-12.
Owners of yearlings eligible to be nominated to the Ontario Sires Stakes should be aware that yearling nomination forms were mailed in mid-April according to the information in the Standardbred Canada computer system at that time.
On Thursday, Ontario's Finance Minister Charles Souza released the 2015 Budget. While the province's horse racing industry wasn't referenced in terms of an increase or decrease to funding, the Budget did hint to other proposed changes.
For the past several years, Trot Magazine's Pepsi North America Cup Spring Book has served as an initial barometer for the colts and geldings that may be in the running for the richest prize in Canadian harness racing.