When Milligans School captured a division of Tuesday’s $216,980 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for freshman colt and gelding trotters at The Meadows, he brought joy to Julie and Andy Miller — and a little slice of Russia.
Thirty-seven freshman fillies of the trotting gait flocked to Georgian Downs for a Tuesday evening five-pack of OSS Grassroots events, and trainer Bob McIntosh and driver Alfie Carroll joined forces to win a set of those stakes.
The connections of 14 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings have entered their charges to contest this Saturday’s (July 11) eliminations for the $700,000 (estimated) Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has released its staff report on the audit of its former primary laboratory. Findings include a total of seven missed positive tests over the 26 days in which audit testing was conducted, one of which is for a Class 1 drug – Methylphenidate (Ritalin).
Officials with the United States Harness Writers Association have announced that Hall of Famer Murray Janoff, one of USHWA’s founding members, passed away during the afternoon on Monday, July 6 at the age of 100.
The second round of preliminary competition in the $200,000 Quebec-Bred Series for three-year-old trotters will take place Wednesday at the Hippodrome 3R and the question on everyone’s mind is if Intouchable is untouchable.
Charles Keller III, who took over the spirit and desire for excellence at Maryland’s Yankeeland Farm, started by his father/New York Yankees star Charles ‘King Kong’ Keller, and built into one of harness racing’s premier nurseries, has been selected to appear on the ballot for the Harness Racing Hall of Fame.
With a few starts, if any, on their racing lines thus far in their young careers, it's safe to say when the two-year-old colt and gelding pacers step onto the track at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (July 8), most of them will be unknown to the fans.
Mark Hanamirian of Villanova, Pennsylvania will be attending the Adios and meeting Dave Palone after his name was drawn as the winning entry in the Harness Horse Youth Foundation – Meadows Standardbred Owners Association ‘Harness Heroes’ promotion.
You only get one shot at making a first impression, and two-year-old pacing filly Thatsoveryverynice left a lasting one on anyone that happened to catch her magical debut Monday evening at Mohawk Racetrack.
“There are 50,000 people employed in this industry in the province. So that’s why I’m here. I grew up in this industry. More than anything I care about the people. I care about their jobs. I’ve known a lot of these people all my life and their livelihoods depend on this industry.”
The Steering Committee of the forthcoming Ontario Standardbred Horseperson Association (OSHA) invites prospective industry and independent directors to apply for directorships on the inaugural Board of Directors, expected to be established by August 1, 2015. Applications are welcome if received by July 22, 2015.
"Horse racing is a prime example of diversity, in both people and their equine counterparts, bringing together people from all walks of life. For some, the friendships formed transcend provincial barriers as their mutual passion for harness racing creates lifelong memories."
With the Bring A Friend National Challenge set to take place this week across Canada, trainers and drivers recall their racetrack outings with first-time attendees in this week's Standardbred Canada video feature.
Officials with Dresden Raceway have announced that the track has been granted approval by the Ontario Racing Commission to conduct a special twilight program of racing on Friday, July 17 with first post at 5:15 p.m.
Stronach Stables’ homebred Shaman Ghost, ridden by Rafael Hernandez, hauled down Danish Dynaformer inside the sixteenth pole to win a thrilling 156th edition of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, Canada’s most famous horse race, by one and one-quarter lengths, Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack.
"We are all marketers of horse racing. Each and every time someone asks you a question about what line of work you’re in, or something about your horse, or what you like to do in your free time, you have the chance to promote horse racing!"
Jack Moiseyev won the Cleveland Classic in 1991 with three-year-old pacing star Precious Bunny and had not been to Northfield Park since. He returned to the Flying Turns on Friday to drive Daylon Magician in the $170,000 Cleveland Trotting Classic and found himself in the winner’s circle again.
Horse Racing New Brunswick Executive Director Roberta Nixon has stated that a plan is being crafted to prevent future delays in the payment of purse winnings from races that are contested in the province.
School’s out and if you’re looking for something different to do with the kids, you’ll want to bring them over to Grand River Raceway on Friday, July 17 for an action packed night of fun and activities, highlighted by the Giddy Up & Gallop half mile race around the racetrack!
Pursuant to By-Law #1, Article 11 and Regulation #1, Article 6, amendments to By-Law #2 are being proposed for ratification by Standardbred Canada Breeder Members. The Breeder Members on the Standardbred Canada Board of Directors are in support of all of the proposed amendments and recommend approval.
With the 2015 edition of the North America Cup, Molson Pace and Confederation Cup in the books, we’re well into the thick of stakes season. What goes hand in hand with stakes season in harness racing? Great racing swag of course.
Have you ever wanted to ask Bill O’Donnell about winning the richest race in harness racing, find out from Dr. Glen Brown what it was like to be the owner of Fan Hanover, or ask caretaker Sarah Scott about her special bond with Rocknroll Hanover? Here’s your chance!
A special limited-time offer has just been announced for I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club Members! As part of Horse Experience 2015, we’re offering a special Drive & Dine package to visitors to the Pan Am Games. But we also want to make this available to our Fan Club members!
In a letter dated Thursday (June 25), representatives from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) provided an update on the process of integrating horse racing with the province's gaming strategy.