Woodbine Racetrack hosted the Fall Four stakes for harness racing's brightest freshman stars on Saturday night featuring winning performances from the Jimmy Takter-trained trotters Smexi and Pinkman, the rebounding pacing colt Artspeak and the undefeated pacing filly JK Shesalady.
All Bets Off Captures Messenger; Nuncio Takes Yonkers Trot
All Bets Off was never challenged on his way to winning Saturday’s $500,000 Messenger Stakes for three-year-old pacers at Yonkers Raceway, Nuncio won Saturday’s $500,000 Yonkers Trot for three-year-old trotters and the undercard was peppered with upsets.
Hall of Fame horseman Keith Clark celebrated his 4,000th training win in style on Saturday afternoon with his streaking two-year-old First Class Horse prevailing in the Premiers Stakes at Alberta Downs.
Southfield Shadow rallied in deep stretch to knock off race favourite Dusty Lane Galaxy to win the Maritime Breeders Final for three-year-trotters, named the Buddy Campbell Memorial, in 2:02.3 on Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
Western Pioneer, making his first start for new owners, overcame a judges’ inquiry to post his first career victory in the $43,000 New Jersey Futurity for two-year-old pacers, the ninth race on Saturday, October 25, at Freehold Raceway.
Sophomore pacers were the stars of the show during Friday’s card at Fraser Downs, which featured the third leg of the Mary Murphy Breeders Stakes for fillies and the Robert Millbank Memorial Breeders Stakes for colts and geldings.
The night was supposed to belong to Foiled Again and Creatine, but although each raced very creditably neither was able to capture a Grand Circuit Dayton Derby on Friday night at Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway.
The Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Select Yearling Sale took place Friday in the Agridome at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Grounds in Truro, Nova Scotia, with 34 youngsters going through the ring.
It was announced earlier this week that a partnership between the Red Mile and Keeneland will see the Lexington Standardbred track renovated and expanded in order to house 1,000 ‘Instant Racing’ terminals, which are also known as the slot-like ‘Historical Racing’ machines.
After 41 years of racing Standardbreds, Maritimes harness racing veteran Danny Romo was recognized by his hometown on Wednesday, October 22, as he was inducted into the Sackville Sports Heritage Hall of Fame.
The I Love Canadian Harness Racing's Fan Club Team is publishing a 2015 calendar on the 'Heart of Harness Racing' with the support of several associations and racetracks across the country and we need your contributions.
This December, Trot Magazine celebrates its 40th anniversary! To help Trot celebrate, the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club is looking for interesting stories and anecdotes about what you were doing in harness racing in 1974 -- 40 years ago.