Jim Simpson, the president of Hanover Shoe Farms and the members of the the Captaintreacherous racing group have announced that The Captain will be officially retired at Lexington's famed Red Mile during the races on Thursday October 2.
Watching horses train and yearlings being broken; meeting a past O’Brien Award champion; seeing a horse enjoy a cold water spa treatment; and a horseshoeing demonstration were some of the highlights of the exclusive tour for members of the ‘I Love Canadian Harness Racing’ fan club at Mac and Carol Nichol’s Ideal Training Centre in Erin, Ont. this past Saturday.
While he may be from a harness racing family, James MacDonald didn’t aspire in his early years to become a professional driver. But once he turned his attention to the craft, there was no stopping him....read on - cliquez ici
In light of the recent fundraising campaign within the harness racing industry to broadcast some of the major races on national television -- including this past week's Little Brown Jug -- the latest Standardbred Canada video features trainers and drivers discussing the idea of a marketing fund for the sport.
It was a magnificent homecoming Sunday afternoon for Quebec native Yannick Gingras, who guided Sunfire Blue Chip to a track and Canadian record-setting performance of 1:50.3 in the $200,000 Prix D’Ete for four-year-old pacers at Hippodrome 3R.
Riveting Rosie went through some serious struggles in the early stages of her sophomore season, but in the last few weeks she’s regained some of the form that helped her earn an O’Brien Award as a rookie.
Schrader Hanover turned in a ‘no doubt about it’ score in Sunday’s $5,000 Preferred 3 for trotters at Leamington Raceway, and he established a new track record for older trotting geldings in the process.
On a day when Colonial Downs starter Mike Wojchick oversaw and directed races with pacers, trotters, ostriches, camels and children, Nuclear Attraction and Smile A Little stole the show and scored impressive victories in sub-1:50 times on a hot Sunday afternoon.
The talk of the toteboard was Swedish star Sebastian K, but the Jimmy Takter-trained Master Of Law defied his long odds with a perfect second over trip to win the $238,500 Centaur Trotting Classic featured on Saturday night at Hoosier Park.
Overlooked at odds of 33-1, millionaire pacing mare Voelz Hanover summoned her back-class to pull off the upset victory in the 52nd edition of the $286,000 Milton Stakes featured on the Saturday stakes card at Mohawk Racetrack.
It was a day of highs and ultimate lows for the Travis Cullen stable at Alberta Downs on Saturday as the horsemen went from sitting aboard his promising three-year-old pacing filly Justapassin Fanci for a victory before seeing her pass away after the race.
After winning the Little Brown Jug in Delaware, Ohio this past Thursday for the first time in his career, one would think that driver Yannick Gingras could breathe a sigh of accomplishment and perhaps relief from his hectic schedule.
On Friday, September 12, the Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Central Ontario Standardbred Association issued a joint release which states that the two organizations have reached a five-year deal which establishes minimum race dates and purses for the duration of the contract.
In an effort to encourage horsepeople to buy Ontario-sired yearlings at the province's two upcoming sales, Rideau Carleton Raceway has announced it is offering free stall rent to any Ontario-sired yearlings sold at the upcoming Canadian Yearling Sale or Forest City Yearling Sale.