Wiggle It Jiggleit came within one-fifth of a second of the world record for four-year-old male pacers and set an overall track record at Harrah's Philadelphia in a triumphant rematch with Rockin Ron in the Dorothy Mullin Invitational Pace, one of three $200,000 Invitationals on Sunday's (May 29) harness racing card.
Unabating seems to be making the Rideau Carleton Raceway winner's circle his second home this month as he stopped by for his third photo op following another victory in the weekly $6,800 Winners Over Handicap Trot on Sunday, May 29.
The final race of the meet at Flamboro Downs ended in a dead-heat with Single White Sock ($3.70) and Intended Royalty ($7.70) inseparable winners of the $9,000 Preferred 3 Pace on Sunday night (May 29).
Fast miles were the rule on Sunday (May 29) evening at Tioga Downs, as all nine races resulted in lifetime marks over the Jason Bluhm-conditioned five-eighth-mile course. Among those lifetime marks was a track record effort from Dayson ($3.40), who sprinted away from a collapsing pace in his $62,400 New York Sire Stakes event.
Chaleurs Fantasy was a repeat winner in the second round of the Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old pacers at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday (May 29) while Electric Western defeated first leg victor Atomic Million AM in their division.
The opening day of stakes season is now part of history as Red Shores Summerside played host to the Ruby Chappell Memorial Stakes for three-year-old fillies while the three-year-old colts performed in divisions of the Bob Dewar Memorial.
Three-year-old trotting filly Flowers N Songs emerged between rivals down the stretch to pull off a 23-1 upset in the first of two $174,329 SBOA Stakes Final of the night on Saturday (May 28) at Mohawk Racetrack.
Something strange happened to 1-9 favourite Boston Red Rocks in Saturday night’s (May 28) second leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers at The Meadowlands: Victory. More specifically, Michaels Victory.
The 2014 Little Brown Jug winner Limelight Beach gained from the pocket into a :27 last quarter to out-blast pacesetting Cooperstown home by a head in taking the $20,000 featured pace Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:49.4 (which after its 10th race slotting was only the co-fourth-fastest mile of the night at The Downs, but more on that in a minute.)
Åke Svanstedt Inc. and Little E LLC's Non Stick ($2.70) remains undefeated in eight career starts after a comfortable two-length win in her $40,600 New York Sire Stakes division on Saturday (May 28) evening at Vernon Downs.
In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls the time when a driver recording 1,000 wins in an entire lifetime was considered quite an accomplishment. The piece includes a list of notable Canadian born drivers who had reached that goal by 1974. A number of old photographs recalling important milestones are included.
Evenin Of Pleasure and driver Sylvain Filion pulled off a 36-1 stunner in the $150,000 Molson Invitational Pace with a 1:50.3 track record performance at The Raceway at the Western Fair District on Friday night (May 27).
It has been announced that Solveig, the hard-knocking mare that has also found much success in the breeding shed, will be inducted into the Living Horse Hall of Fame this summer, as she has met the qualifications for broodmares.
Horse Racing Alberta announced late last week that it had received seven Expressions of Interest in regard to the owning and operating of a racetrack in the Edmonton area. According to a report in the mainstream media, one of the entities that submitted an EOI conducted live horse racing decades ago.
The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club received many great submissions of 'frisky foals' for May’s Zoom photo contest. Fan Club members were asked to submit shots of foals and the frisky things they have been getting up to this spring!...read on
"They are investing in equine facilities like North American investors pour money into golf course communities. Billions of dollars are earmarked on the basis that people will want to own a part of the equine dream"....read on / continuer à lire
For the past several years, Trot Magazine's Pepsi North America Cup Spring Book has served as an initial barometer for the colts and geldings that may be in the running for the richest prize in Canadian harness racing.
As the 2016 race season gets underway, senior Judges and Stewards will be holding information sessions to explain what is changing –- and not changing –- as a result of the integration of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) into to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the host tracks and dates for the 2016 National Driving Championship and four Regional Driving Championships which will ultimately determine Canada’s representative to the 2017 World Driving Championship.