“Father Patrick, he’s [Wayne] Gretzky or Michael Jordan. There’s no effort. Nuncio really has to work at it to be what he is. The other one, he’s just got it. But Nuncio has got a hell of an attitude; a great attitude.”
“He was a victim, I think, of the way things are set up this year with no four-year-old races starting out. His very first start we went to Scioto Downs and raced against Market Share and Modern Family and then right into Sebastian K, who was on a serious roll at the time. He had a time getting his feet underneath him.”
Heather Vitale is well known in North American harness racing for her energetic promotion of Standardbred racing and her weekly ‘Post Time’ show that promotes racing at Delaware’s Dover Downs. Vitale made the trek to Ireland this past summer and has shed some light on the sulky sport on the island.
It has been announced that the Red Mile and the Keeneland Association have agreed, through a new joint venture, to consolidate their efforts around historical racing in Fayette County into the development of a single facility.
World Champion pacing sire Real Desire, whose first Indiana-bred crop of two-year-olds made its debut this year, will stand at Ivy Lane Farm in Goshen, Indiana beginning with the 2015 breeding season, it was announced today.
Of all the older racehorse divisions, trainer Ron Burke's stable certainly doesn't boast the power in the older trotting mare class that he does in the older pacing mare and older horse & gelding ranks. That is about to change.
The Monticello Goshen Chapter began in 1959 and is currently one of 13 chapters that constitute the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), a national organization, now with Canadian members, whose main business is to help promote the sport of harness racing.
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.
Post positions have been procured for Yonkers Raceway’s stakes-stuffed Saturday night program, which features more than $1.5 million in purses for the five features, a $20,000 guaranteed all-stakes-race Pick 5 pool and a free t-shirt while supplies last.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) has approved the purse distributions for the 2015 Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS), agreeing with the recommendation of the Kentucky Standardbred Development Fund and Kentucky Breeders’ Incentive Fund Advisory Panel.
For the third straight year, trainer Gregg McNair has topped the Ontario Sires Stakes' standings on the training side. This year, he's joined by his son -- driver Doug McNair -- for a father-son sweep.
“I’m a little spoiled. In the last six years or so, I had the horse that was supposed to win. I have to get used to not being the best one. But she could in fact be the second-best one. That’s OK, too.”
In the midst of a four-day run, in which he won a slew of major stakes races at various tracks across North America, Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter put aside his own accomplishments to heap praise on his daughter, Nancy Johansson....read on
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.