Sold earlier in the week, Love Matters bade his old connections a fond farewell when he extended his career unbeaten streak to six in Friday’s $208,577 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for freshman colt and gelding trotters at The Meadows.
The Hambletonian Society, which owns and administrates the Breeders Crown series, has announced that it will raise the four two-year-old divisions of the Breeders Crown races to $600,000 each for 2015.
Taking advantage of a pocket trip, Icommandmyspirit ($5.50) kicked on in the final yards to defeat 6-5 pacesetting favourite Arodasi in Friday (September 4) evening's $14,000 Mares Open Pace at Tioga Downs.
Carolsideal scored an impressive victory in Friday’s $18,000 feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Rene Allard-trained six-year-old came from the back of the pack and surged past her rivals to record her first win in the local Fillies and Mares Open.
Perfect weather and a lightning fast track greeted the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) three-year-old colt and gelding trotters to Batavia Downs on Friday (Sept. 4) and those participants took full advantage of the conditions to pursue their share of the $120,400 in purses available.
Topville Cadillac, with Tyler Smith at the lines, turned in another dominating performance to take top honours in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old pacing fillies at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 4.
A field of seven filly and mare pacers lined up behind the starting gate for the featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday afternoon. The race was an Open Handicap affair going for a purse of $30,000.
Each Labour Day weekend, the top two-year-old pacers from different states and provinces converge on Mohawk Racetrack for the Metro Pace, which is the richest race for freshmen. This year, the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) has a big chance to be home of the top rookie pacer in harness racing.
The richest card of harness racing in the province of Quebec this year will take place Sunday (September 6) at the Hippodrome 3R, as the $500,000 finals of the Quebec-Bred Series for two and three-year-old trotters and pacers are on tap.
“I don’t know if he can go with them on a big track; a small track, that’s his advantage. Anything can happen on any race on a half. At least I have a horse that’s used to a half and is quick out of the gate and quick around the turns.”
Driver Scott Coulter and trainer Shane Arsenault teamed up to claim two of five three-year-old trotting colt Grassroots divisions at Flamboro Downs on Thursday evening, and trotting sire Muscle Mass produced four of the five divisional winners.
Organizers with the Standardbred Showcase Series would like to remind everyone that the final horse show in this year's series will take place this Sunday at 10 a.m. at Touch N Go Farm in Campbellville, Ont.
Saturday night Hanover Raceway wraps up its 2015 Ontario Sires Stakes season with a Fan Celebration featuring a host of giveaways and five $18,000 Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies.
With a golden pedigree to back up her nearly perfect record this year, it comes as no surprise that L A Delight has become a contender to be reckoned with in the two-year-old pacing division. Trainer and owner Bob McIntosh has a better understanding of her impressive maternal line than most.
The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) heard an update on the status of the cobalt study being conducted by the OSCR, The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) Analytical Toxicology Laboratory (ATL), at its monthly meeting at 77 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio on August 25.
Jeff Snyder knows he owns the one horse with a chance to capture this year’s Pacing Triple Crown. He also knows it’s not worth thinking about until after his horse, Dealt A Winner, competes in the second leg of the series, Saturday’s Messenger Stakes for three-year-old pacers at Yonkers Raceway.
The Race Track Industry Program today announced the United States Trotting Association’s support and commitment as the first sponsor, and judge, of this year’s inaugural Innovators’ Circle pitch competition.
“It’s an interesting race. That’s why they race them, there are no locks. You’ve got to be at the top of your game every week against this calibre. You need some racing luck, a lot can go wrong. They’re not machines. We’ll keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.”
The richest Sire Stakes Championship series begins Saturday night as The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will host four $350,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship for three-year-olds, and two horses with strong Canadian ties headline their respective divisions.
She might have difficulty equalling the career of her award-winning mother, but Darlinonthebeach will be looking to turn heads in Saturday’s $455,000 Shes A Great Lady Stakes for two-year-old female pacers at Mohawk Racetrack.
Two horses with Triple Crown aspirations – Pinkman and Dealt A Winner – are going to have to work for their respective second jewels Saturday night (September 5) at Yonkers Raceway, as the $500,000 Yonkers Trot and $500,000 Messenger Stakes are all set to be contested.
On Monday, August 31, the Ontario Racing Commission issued a Notice to the Industry stating that official veterinarians will be conducting enhanced examinations of horses entered into upcoming premier events, starting with this coming weekend’s stakes action at Mohawk Racetrack.
While it might not come as that much of a surprise given his on-track record in the past few seasons, San Pail was the kind of horse that even at the age of 11 no one would count out. Trainer and co-owner Rod Hughes is steadfast in his belief that the bittersweet decision is the right one for the horse, and one he's been sitting on since Spring.
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The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency has issued an important reminder to the Canadian horse racing industry that a significant change to the elimination guideline for Clenbuterol will come into effect September 1. The change states that the current elimination guideline for Clenbuterol will be increased from 72 hours to 168 hours (seven days).