Wins have been tough to come by in recent months for pacing mare Sandbetweenurtoes, but Saturday night at Flamboro Downs she took advantage of a wild battle and came away victorious in the rich affair.
Many of the biggest names in the game – both equine and human – were sprinkled throughout the Saturday evening program at The Red Mile, which featured a host of Bluegrass Stakes divisions for trotters and pacers.
Clinard Properties’ Time To Roll lived up to name Saturday night at Balmoral Park as the six-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover etched his name in the Balmoral Park record books for an aged pacing horse with a 1:48.4 clocking in the $9,400 Winners Over pace.
Donn Lewandrowski and Gail Farrell's Card Knock Life cleared his five rivals and never looked back in Saturday evening's $8,000 Open II Pace at Vernon Downs, sprinting off late for a 20-1 upset in the featured event.
Mach It So, the veteran Mach Three gelding coming off a late-charging victory in the Quillen Memorial at Harrington, used speedy tactics Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, overcoming less-than-ideal conditions and a good field to take the $24,000 featured pace in 1:49.4.
Doug Hie reached a career milestone, Gord Brown won half the card and Dagfin Henriksen captured two races including two-year-old Southwind Gizzel’s second win in as many lifetime starts on Saturday’s card of racing at Kawartha Downs.
Always B Miki made the first start of his 2015 campaign a winning one as he cruised to a dominant victory in the $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes elimination for aged pacing stallion and geldings Saturday evening at Hoosier Park.
Woodbine Racetrack fans got a preview of next week’s Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final as the three-year-old pacing colts delivered a pair of impressive performances on Friday evening in the last regular season event on the Gold Series calendar.
Driver David Miller swept the co-featured $135,750 Dayton Trotting Derby and $138,500 Dayton Pacing Derby with Canadian-owned track record-setters Il Sogno Dream and State Treasurer on Friday night at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway.
The Jimmy Takter-trained Pure Country, who has won all six of her prior races this season, continued her streak over the sloppy track at The Red Mile on Friday, Oct. 2 by claiming one of three divisions of the $243,000 Bluegrass two-year-old filly pace.
Fancy Desire, a four-year-old pacing mare who had won the $300,000 Lynch Final on June 28 of last year at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono but who had fallen on hard times since, seemed to relish the rain, 48-degree chill and sloppy track offered at The Downs Friday and won the $24,000 distaff pacing feature in 1:52.1.
Many horsepeople that race on the Woodbine Entertainment Group’s harness racing circuit have been clamouring for years for WEG Standardbred racing to only take place at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville and not at Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ont. According to a report, they may be getting their wish.
“Meet My Horse” was the theme for our September Zoom Challenge, the final Zoom theme for this year. This was the most popular contest for the past two years and we want to extend our thanks to everyone who submitted photos. It was extremely tough to select only six finalists!....read on
On Wednesday, September 30, Batavia Downs held a fundraiser to help support the family of driver Brad Hanners, who passed away on September 15 at the Ohio State University James Cancer Center at the age of 43.
Assuming Hurricane Joaquin continues on its projected path east of the Mid-Atlantic, the first two-year-old stakes of the year for Delaware-sired horses will get underway Monday (October 5) at Harrington Raceway.
The news is typically pretty hard to read when the words ‘horse,’ ‘truck’ and ‘crash’ are all used in the same story. Although, a curious item has hit the mainstream press this week, and it has made for a fantastic story for the horses involved.
Well respected horseman and longtime tack shop owner Richard ‘Nellie’ Wright passed away during the morning hours of Wednesday, September 30. He was in his 87th year. Wright's family has provided an update, as they have announced details for a celebration of life, which will be held this coming weekend.
The Race Track Industry Program is pleased to announce Keeneland Association’s sponsorship of this year’s Innovators’ Circle, which will take place on Wednesday, December 9 at the Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming.
Answering the burning International Trot question, 'Who’s driving whom?,' Yonkers Raceway has announced the roster of 10 drivers scheduled to compete in the million-dollar event, set for Saturday afternoon, October 10.
It has been announced that a racetrack official has agreed to plead guilty to a wire fraud charge in relation to having accepted money and other forms of kickbacks in exchange for privileged racing information.
Barona Lilac has been riding a high in the last few months at Truro Raceway. Her seven-race win streak has been one of the many talking points in Atlantic Canada’s racing industry. CTV News Atlantic has taken notice and has also helped shed some light on the ‘Cheering For Charity’ program, which is seeing local charities benefit from the mare’s success, as well.
Congratulations to the winners of the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Pick 8 Online Handicapping Contest presented in cooperation with the Ontario Sires Stakes and featuring $500 in prize money.
Continuing with the theme of innovation at the 2015 Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming, the Race Track Industry Program will kick off the event on Tuesday morning, December 8, with a session titled 45 Ideas in 45 Minutes.
Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick have announced that the organization has cancelled the race card that was scheduled for this Saturday (October 3) at Exhibition Park Raceway, however, the race card scheduled for Monday, October 12 will be proceeding and will carry a 1 p.m. first-race post time.
Longtime harness racing industry participant and politician Hector Clouthier is once again running as an independent candidate in his home riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke for Canada's federal election set for October 19.
With the new NHL regular season just around the corner, Robert Smith offers up a reminiscence about that sport's earlier years in this week's Rewind. He also lists off a sampling of the many individuals who have combined hockey and harness racing in a variety of capacities.
On Friday, September 25, the Ontario Racing Commission announced that it has ruled in favour of Rideau Carleton Raceway’s proposed plan to utilize the Quinte Raceway Horsepersons’ money (Quinte Trust Funds) to augment overnight purses at Rideau over the course of the next two years.
The Board of Directors at the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) feel some optimism that progress is being made after meeting with two government agencies tasked with integrating horse racing into the Province’s overall gaming strategy.
The QJC is pleased to contract the services of Standardbred Canada to provide bilingual service to breeders that wish to enroll their mares in the Quebec Mare Residency Program. Registration fees for mares shall be sent directly to Standardbred Canada and will be processed at their head office in Mississauga, Ont. on behalf of QJC.