A guest on The Meadowlands' In The Sulky pre-race show on Friday, March 24, John Campbell discussed plans for his final drives with Bob 'Hollywood' Heyden, who announced that harness racing's all-time leading driver will be inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame this year.
"The race is minutes from the gate, and our new owner who, has spent two years dreaming of this first start, will never make it. He’s not that close, and there’s no delay in sight. I tell him I’ll phone back when the race starts so he can hear the call"...read on / continuer à lire
Ufdragons Rocket ($2.10) and Heres The Magic ($6.30) scored front-end victories out of post five in their respective Winners Over Handicap divisions on Sunday night (March 26) at Rideau Carleton Raceway.
McKenry won the $10,000 Open Handicap at Rosecroft Raceway on Sunday (March 26) for driver Bret Brittingham, sprinting home three-wide in the stretch to beat Rock N Roll Jet (Kim Vincent) and Katies Rocker (Jonathan Roberts) in 1:51.2.
A harness racing organization recently unveiled a social media policy for its members, with the stipulation that the organization reserves the right to require the immediate removal or modification of comments that result in a breach of the policy.
“She trains on a half-mile track at home and she trained quite hard at the farm this week. (Trainer Ed Gannon Jr.) said she could not have trained any better. We’re really optimistic (for Monday's Petticoat Series final).”
"For a guy like me and my wife, who are newer to the business, being in the Petticoat is a big thing to us. We’re proud of that. I know it’s not one of the bigger races, but for us it’s like the Little Brown Jug.”
Although it is not the parking/entrance project that is envisioned for the future, the Western OTB Board of Directors has signed off on a half-million-dollar project that will see the parking lot across the street from Batavia Downs repaved.
Ontario Sires Stakes graduate Gerries Sport (Trace Tetrick) equalled the Miami Valley track record for four-year-old male pacers with a dominating 1:50 triumph in the Saturday night (March 25) $22,000 Open I Handicap Pace.
As stakes season picks up and three-year-old pacers start to target Canadian harness racing's biggest prize, Trot Insider will track the contenders and eligibles as they prepare for the 2017 Pepsi North America Cup.
With a sensational come-from-behind effort, Arrogate is now the richest racehorse in North American history by virtue of a thrilling victory in the $10 million 2017 Dubai World Cup Saturday at Meydan Racecourse.
On Friday, March 24 President and CEO Dan Gall made a cheque presentation on behalf of Standardbred Canada in the amount of $2,000 to the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) at Tara Hills Stud Farm in Port Perry, Ont.
After consulting the horse racing participants and researching best practices in other jurisdictions, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to advise that revisions have been made to the Standardbred and Thoroughbred Rules of Racing (the Rules) effective April 1, 2017 to reflect changes made to the Human Alcohol and Drug Program
This year marks the 250th Anniversary of horse racing in Canada, providing an incredible opportunity for everyone associated with horse racing to celebrate the history of the industry and honour the sport’s champions and heroes, past and present.
Great Canadian Gaming Executive Director Bruce Barbour today (Wednesday, March 22) told Hamilton City Council’s General Issues Committee that racing is secure at Flamboro Downs as long as a lease for gaming is in place and transfer payments are being made.
As part of Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is releasing the following Directives as part of an initial series of rule changes, which will be effective on April 1, 2017.
2017 Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame Ballot Announced
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2017 ballot. In this the 250th anniversary year of horse racing in Canada, a total of 30 horses and people, comprised of 15 Standardbred and 15 Thoroughbred candidates, have been selected to appear on the voting ballot.
Some say you have to be lucky to be good, some say it's better to be lucky than good. What's in a name? These luck-y horses were clearly born with talent and showed an affinity for green but surely a little bit of luck never hurt along the way...read on
"At Standardbred Canada we are beginning to do deeper dives tracking and measuring a variety of KPI’s to assist in determining the areas in which we believe are important to the association"...read on / continuer à lire