2021 Winbak News

Read below for the latest on Winbak achievements and graduates.
Stories are from the leading industry news sources.

Numbered Account impressive in Aces feature

  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | Darin Gagne for Running Aces

Columbus, MN — The featured event on the Tuesday (Sept. 14) program at Running Aces was the $13,800 Open Handicap Pace which drew a talented field of six pacers.

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9/26 Ontario Select Yearling Sale Information

  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

On September 26th, the Ontario Select Yearling Sale will be having its second annual sale. The sale will start at noon.

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Fashion Frenzie Fires In Goodtimes Final

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

A backstretch sweep to the lead by Fashion Frenzie proved the winning move in the breeze of the Saturday (Sept. 11) card at Woodbine Mohawk Park as the elimination winner scored a 1:53.2 victory in the $240,000 Goodtimes Final.

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Garrett Bell retires from Winbak

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 | Winbak Farm

Chesapeake City, MD — Winbak Farm is announcing the retirement of Garrett Bell, General Manager. He and his wife, Kerri Brodek, are moving to Arizona. His last day is Saturday (Sept. 11).

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Desperate Man Wins The 2021 North America Cup

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

With numerous runner-up efforts and finishes behind heavy favourite Bulldog Hanover on his card, Desperate Man avenged his defeat in the Pepsi North America Cup elimination to down his provincial rival and take top crown in the $1,000,000 final on Saturday (Sept. 11) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Winbak Farm Videos for 9/26 Ontario Select Yearling Sale Posted

  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm was Ontario's Top Breeder for Sires Stakes in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and is leading again in 2021.

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Back-to-back at Historic Track for Brave Element

  • Monday, September 6, 2021 | Debbie Little, for the New York Sire Stakes

Goshen, NY — One trainer, one horse and one spectacular event came up big for a second consecutive season at Goshen Historic Track.

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World record for Herculisa

  • Sunday, September 5, 2021 | Greg Reinhart

Herculisa clicked off the fastest mile ever by a 3-year-old trotter on a half-mile track in winning the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championship for fillies on Sunday night at Northfield Park. The other victorious sophomores were Winning Ticket, Borntobeshameless, and Smothastenesewisky.

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Stonebridge Helios & Magical Arthur open big night

  • Saturday, September 4, 2021 | Ontario Sires Stakes

Ontario's top 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings opened an action-packed night of stakes racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, Sept. 4, competing in two C$100,000-plus Gold Series divisions on a card worth more than C$1.9 million.

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Consignors comments for upcoming Goshen Yearling Sale

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | Tim Bojarski, for Goshen Standardbred Sales

Middletown, NY — The 2021 Goshen Yearling Sale will be held at noon on Monday (Sept. 13) and the 127 yearlings being offered this year are currently being examined by many interested parties in person, on video and in the catalog.

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Bulldog Hanover, Whichwaytothebeach victorious in Somebeachsomewhere

  • Sunday, August 29, 2021 | Woodbine Mohawk Park

Milton, ON – The Somebeachsomewhere on Saturday night (Aug. 28) at Woodbine Mohawk Park offered one final prep for a group of Pepsi North America Cup eligible horses.

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Ill Drink To That, Town Gossip, and Test Of Faith are EBC winners at Tioga

  • Sunday, August 29, 2021 | John Horne for Tioga Downs

Nichols, NY – Tioga Downs played host to the Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) for both the 3-year pacing colts and geldings as well as the 3-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday (Aug. 29).

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Winbak Farm Videos for 9/24 & 9/25 onGait Yearling Sale Posted

  • Friday, August 27, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

On September 24th and 25th, Winbak Farm will be selling 7 yearlings in the onGait Yearling Auction.

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Winbak Farm Videos for 9/17 Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale Posted

  • Friday, August 27, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

On September 17th, Winbak Farm will be selling 3 yearlings in the Ohio Selected Jug Sale. These yearlings will be selling as part of the Spring Haven Farm consignment.

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Winbak Farm's 9/13 Goshen Sale Videos Now Posted

  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm is excited to be a partner in the Goshen Yearling Sale, which will be held September 13th at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, New York.  

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Fashion Frenzie channels his energy into a Gold win

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021 | Ontario Sire Stakes

Milton, ON — Fashion Frenzie returned to the Ontario Sires Stakes winner’s circle at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday (Aug. 23), capturing the lone $121,368 3-year-old trotting colt Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series division.

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Hensleys Sweep OSS At Rideau

  • Monday, August 23, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Ashleigh and Ed Hensley swept the three-year-old pacing filly Gold Series divisions at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday (Aug. 22) as Jody got her first win at the Ontario Sires Stakes program’s top level and Scarlett Hanover earned her third.

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Alan Hainsworth, 80, dies

  • Thursday, August 19, 2021 | USTA Communications Department

Alan C. Hainsworth, 80, died peacefully on Aug. 17, 2021, with his family by his side.

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Early Action, Flip My Chip, and Stretch The Line get NYSS wins at Tioga

  • Sunday, August 15, 2021 | John Horne for Tioga Downs

Nichols, NY – Tioga Downs played host to three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts & geldings on Sunday (August 15) Early Action (Jason Bartlett) wins the $34,200 first division of the NYSS.

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CR Renegade Passes at 25

  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm is sad to announce the passing of CR Renegade, 2, Q1:58.4; 3, 1:53.4 ($903,785).

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Betterhavemymoney Blazes In Battle Of Waterloo

  • Monday, August 2, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

The 2-5 favourite Betterhavemymoney refused to sit pocket to 5-2 second choice Erinwood Yves early, and the Betterthancheddar gelding survived his own swift pace to claim a narrow victory in the $251,050 Battle Of Waterloo on Monday (Aug. 2) at Grand River Raceway.

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Three freshman colt pacers stay perfect in Buckeye Stallion Series

  • Friday, July 30, 2021 | Roger Huston

Grove City, OH – Three 2-year-old colt pacers made it two-for-two through the first two legs of the Buckeye Stallion Series at Eldorado Scioto Downs Thursday (July 29).  Six divisions were contested, each with purse of $17,500.

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Town Gossip ties track record at Batavia Downs

  • Thursday, July 29, 2021 | Tim Bojarski for Batavia Downs

Batavia, NY — The New York Sire Stakes visited Batavia Downs on Wednesday (July 28) with both genders of 3-year-old pacers competing in four divisions for a total purse of $225,000.

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Desperate Man, Second Bruiser Win OSS

  • Sunday, July 25, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Ontario’s world-class three-year-old pacing colts waged a pair of $99,800 Gold Series battles at Georgian Downs on Sunday (July 25) and it was Second Bruiser and Desperate Man who emerged victorious from the fray.

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Freshmen Aggiornamento, Flip My Chip impress at Pocono

  • Monday, July 19, 2021 | PHHA/Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA — Two-year-old colts were spotlighted in a pair of $11,700 contests during the Monday afternoon (July 19) card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

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Millar Farms fillies strike Gold at Georgian

  • Sunday, July 18, 2021 | Ontario Sires Stakes

Innisfil, ON — Driver James MacDonald, trainer Nick Gallucci and owner-breeder George Millar teamed up to win two of the three Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series divisions for 2-year-old pacing fillies at Georgian Downs on Sunday (July 18).

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Beads bests peers in Hambletonian Maturity

  • Saturday, July 17, 2021 | Ray Cotolo

East Rutherford, NJ — Beads barreled from post 10 in the initial straightaway sprint to land a pocket trip, and then shook loose in the homestretch dash to win the $400,000 E.T. Gerry Jr. Hambletonian Maturity on Saturday (July 17) at The Meadowlands.

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Lawless Shadow elevated to Meadowlands Pace victory

  • Saturday, July 17, 2021 | Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

East Rutherford, NJ — Ian Moore’s first Meadowlands Pace win came in a way he never experienced victory before in a major stakes — by disqualification.

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New Winners In Prospect Series

  • Saturday, July 17, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

The second leg of the Prospect Series for three-year-old pacing colts & geldings featured three divisions on Saturday (July 17) at Hiawatha Horse Park, and each of the winners notched their first series victory.

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Sweet Sue, Rogerthat Bluechip take marks at Plainridge

  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 | Tim Bojarski

Plainville, MA — The winners of Thursday’s (July 15) co-featured $15,000 paces for 6-year-olds and under at Plainridge Park both registered career best clockings as a result of their efforts.

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Town Gossip highlights Wednesday at Saratoga

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | Mike Sardella for Saratoga Casino

Saratoga Springs, NY – Two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for three year old colt and gelding pacers were featured on the fifteen race matinee at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Wednesday (July 14).

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Fillies Impress In Grassroots

  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

CL Sportsextreme started her Ontario Sires Stakes career with a win last July and the pacing filly kicked off her sophomore campaign in the same fashion with a 1:53.1 triumph at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday, July 12.

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Amazing Dream Continues To Amaze

  • Monday, July 12, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

One of Australasia's most successful mares in recent memory continues to shine for her stateside connections in advance of her Northern hemisphere racing career in 2022.

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Logan Park Lowers Rideau Track Record

  • Monday, July 12, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

For the second straight year, a Rideau Carleton Raceway track record has fallen during Ontario Sires Stakes competition.

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Fillies Flaunt It In Gold Divisions

  • Monday, July 5, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Super Final champion Scarlett Hanover made her sophomore debut in the Ontario Sires Stakes on Monday and marched straight back into the Woodbine Mohawk Park winner’s circle.

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Bigmachwithcheese Scores In Austin

  • Sunday, July 4, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Bigmachwithcheese was the "big cheese" at Dresden Raceway on Sunday (July 4), cruising to a nine-length win in the $15,900 final of the Mark Austin Pacing Series.

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Saulsbrook Olympia Wins Kin Pace

  • Sunday, July 4, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

The Saulsbrook Stables' Saulsbrook Olympia ($6.60) overcame a double-digit deficit at the quarter with a powerful three-wide move on the home turn to win Sunday's (July 4) $58,300 Kin Pace Final at Clinton Raceway.

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Post 10 No Problem For Bulldog Hanover

  • Sunday, July 4, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Woodbine Mohawk Park hosted the first three-year-old pacing colt showdown of 2021 on Saturday (July 3) and Bulldog Hanover delivered a performance that brought fans to their feet.

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Fall Bliss Wires New Brunswick's Best

  • Saturday, July 3, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

After making a costly break last week, Fall Bliss ($13.00) rebounded with a 1:58 score in Saturday's (July 3) featured $1,500 winners-over pacing feature at Exhibition Park Raceway.

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'Mowgli' Makes Hiawatha History

  • Saturday, July 3, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Highland Mowgli ($3.20) became the fastest trotter in the three-decade history of Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday (July 3) when he won his $22,500 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots event for sophomore colts and geldings in 1:54.3.

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Trotters Tussle For Gold At Mohawk

  • Friday, July 2, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Woodbine Mohawk Park hosted the Ontario Sires Stakes season opener on Thursday, July 1 and for the first time in 2021, fans were on hand to cheer the province’s top three-year-old trotters home.

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Focus Pocus, 'Lucy Mae' Philly Winners

  • Thursday, July 1, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

A sloppy track did not stop Focus Pocus and Lucy Mae Hanover from collecting victories in the $14,400 trotting features on Thursday (July 1) at Harrah's Philadelphia.

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Freshmen Impress At The Meadows

  • Thursday, July 1, 2021 | Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

Jazzed remained perfect in her two-race career with a facile front-end win in Thursday’s $162,544 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows.

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Arch Hall Seeks Sarnia Score

  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Ontario’s three-year-old trotting colts will open their 2021 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots season at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday (July 3) and trainer Blake MacIntosh is hoping Arch Hall can find his way to the winner’s circle in Sarnia for a second-straight year.

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Frosh Fillies Featured At Mohawk

  • Thursday, June 24, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Two-year-old fillies continued preparing for their soon-to-begin racing careers during Thursday morning's (June 24) qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with 11 of the 14 races dedicated to the younger set.

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Blue Collar Man sizzles at the Spa

  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | Mike Sardella for Saratoga Casino Hotel

Saratoga Springs, NY — After securing two wins and two second-place finishes with his young horses on Monday, trainer-driver Dan Daley brought just one horse to Saratoga Casino Hotel to compete on Tuesday (June 22).

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Blank Stare, Dewey Arnold win Pocono features

  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | PHHA/Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA — Blank Stare, a New York Sire Stakes champion in 2020, finally broke through after a series of close finishes to post his first 2021 victory, a 1:51.3 win in a $15,300 co-featured event on Tuesday afternoon (June 22) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

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Littlebagoftricks Takes DSBF Prelim

  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | Harrington Raceway

Rich Lombardo, Charles Cochran and Josh Green's Littlebagoftricks continued her dominance of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) three-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday (June 22) with a 1:56 win in the second $20,000 leg of stakes action.

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National Debt, Lestenpercent Best At Rideau

  • Sunday, June 20, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Rideau Carleton Raceway’s Sunday (June 20) program featured a pair of $9,200 Preferred events, with National Debt winning on the pace and Lestenpercent taking the trot.

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Bolt Of Beauty charges late in Tioga feature

  • Sunday, June 20, 2021 | John Horne, for Tioga Downs

Nichols, NY — Bolt Of Beauty (Markus Miller) came from last to first to capture the featured $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Tioga Downs on Saturday (June 19).

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Favorites sweep Philly features

  • Sunday, June 20, 2021 | James Witherite

Chester, PA — Favorites Shes Pukka N ($6.60) and Shoobee Doo A ($3.80) both rode the pocket to victory in their respective $16,200 pacing features on Sunday (June 20) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, while leading driver Tim Tetrick continued to pad his advantage atop the local standings with five wins.

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Adore Him Too Good At Clinton

  • Sunday, June 20, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Robert Blake's Adore Him ($4.50) certainly looked the part of a 5-4 favourite in Sunday's (June 20) feature at Clinton Raceway, clearing from the outside post 7 and never looking back en route to a 1:57.3 score.

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Pearl Snaps Sizzles At Mohawk

  • Saturday, June 19, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

At this time of year it's common to see the two-year-olds dropping time from week to week as stakes season approaches. Pacing gelding Pearl Snaps wasn't the most notable performer at Woodbine Mohawk Park a week ago but his effort on Saturday certainly turned some heads.

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Play Trix On Me and Fair Winds Farm receive New Jersey Awards

  • Friday, June 18, 2021 | Courtney Stanford for the SBOANJ

Allentown, NJ – The NJEB, NJSS, and SBOANJ 2020 year-end awards celebration took place on Wednesday (June 16) at the Horse Park of New Jersey. Among the awards, winners were Play Trix On Me receiving multiple honors, and Fair Winds Farm was awarded SBOANJ Breeder of the Year.

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Frosh Fillies Flood Mohawk Friday

  • Friday, June 18, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Friday morning's (June 18) qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park was dedicated to two-year-old fillies, and a daughter of Sunshine Beach delivered a second victory in as many tries to date in the morning's most impressive performance.

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Favorites dominate DSBF action

  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. – Favorites dominated the three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) splits for filly pacers Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.

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Freshman Stretch The Line a 1:55 winner at Pocono

  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | PHHA/Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA — Thirteen fields of 2-year-olds got further education during a Wednesday morning (June 16) qualifying session at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

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Big Al M heads DSBF trotters at Harrington

  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE – The first leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action for 3-year-old trotters closed out the week of racing at Harrington Raceway Wednesday (June 16) with five $20,000 divisions.

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A Tuesday MacIntosh Hat Trick

  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Trainer Blake MacIntosh frequented the winner’s circle on the 10-race card at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday (June 15), sending three winners including a pair of long shots.

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DSBF Stakes headline week at Harrington

  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | Matt Sparacino

HARRINGTON, DE – The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-olds will headline the (June 14-16) week of harness racing at Harrington Raceway.

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Thisisshe again victorious in Pocono trot feature

  • Monday, June 14, 2021 | PHHA/Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA — The My MVP mare Thisisshe continued her domination of the top claiming trotters at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Monday (June 14), taking a new mark of 1:53.4 in the $12,800 handicap feature.

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It's Miller Time At Philadelphia

  • Monday, June 14, 2021 | PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

Just as a pair of Millers from Illinois, Andy and Julie, dominated the Thursday features at Harrah’s Philadelphia, on Friday a Buckeye Miller, Hall of Famer David Miller, pulled the same feat, winning both divisions of the $12,600 top purse events and the $11,200 fast-class featured contest.

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Style Snapshot in vogue at Dresden

  • Monday, June 14, 2021 | Nicholas Barnsdale

Style Snapshot wasted no time before showing off in the Dresden Raceway opening day harness racing feature as he went directly to the front and bottomed out the Preferred field.

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Five star day for Tetrick

  • Monday, June 14, 2021 | James Witherite

CHESTER, Pa. — Tim Tetrick padded his lead atop the Harrah’s Philadelphia driving standings with five wins on Sunday afternoon’s (June 13) 14-race program, including a 1:51 score with Betalady ($6.00) in the co-featured $16,200 high-level harness racing distaff pace.

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My Pal Joe, Bettors Fire N splash to Plainridge victories

  • Monday, June 14, 2021 | Tim Bojarski

Plainville, MA – Heavy rain and a very wet racing surface welcomed 18 top pacers who squared off in two events for a total of $45,000 at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (June 14) and both races provided thrilling stretch drives.

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Perron grinds out Currier & Ives victory at The Meadows; Palone wins six

  • Saturday, June 12, 2021 | Evan Pattak

Washington, PA – Prior to Saturday’s (June 12) $99,370 Currier & Ives at The Meadows, trainer Chris Beaver predicted that his horse Perron would win some big races this year by roughing it on the outside. 

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Repeat Score For Rising MVP

  • Friday, June 11, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Rising MVP let In Secret do the heavy lifting on the front end, and then roared from the pocket to defeat him and capture his second straight in Friday’s $16,000 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

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Desperate Man Delivers Again

  • Thursday, June 10, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Desperate Man, an early-season standout on the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit in his juvenile campaign, seemed as confident as ever in his Thursday morning (June 10) qualifier at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Erv Miller guides Flip My Chip to victory in 2-year-old race at Pocono

  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | PHHA / Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA, Erv Miller has achieved giant accomplishments as a trainer, fourth on the alltime list for victories and third for money, but most people don’t remember that he also was a two-time UDR champion.

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Ill Drink To That, Stop Staring grab NYSS victories

  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | Brian Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

Hamburg, NY, It was cheers and bottoms up for Ill Drink To That as he was in a celebratory mode after pounding the field in the $56,000 first division of the New York Sire Stakes for the 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday evening (June 9).

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Make it four straight for Gray Dragon

  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | PHHA/The Downs

WILKES-BARRE, PA – Gray Dragon won his fourth straight outing over The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono’s oval Tuesday afternoon, contending with a sloppy surface for the first time but that making no difference as he won the pacing cut of twin $15,300 features in 1:50.4.

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King James Express leads NYSS entries at Buffalo

  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | Brian Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

Hamburg, NY —– King James Express, the 2020 New York Sire Stakes champion in the 2-year-old colt and gelding pacing division, begins his quest for another title as the traveling series arrives at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday evening (June 9), highlighting the 13-race program that starts at 5 p.m.

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Tough Jewels victory to Bettor Twist

  • Sunday, June 6, 2021 | Harnesslink Media

Champion filly Bettor Twist claimed another Group One win today when taking out the $100,000 DUNSTAN HORSEFEEDS 3YO DIAMOND (MOBILE PACE) (Gr1) in the hands of harness racing driver Natalie Rasmussen.

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Talk Show Chica Takes Tioga Open

  • Sunday, June 6, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Talk Show Chica took the featured $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Tioga Downs on Saturday (June 5) while Braxton Boyd drove five winners on the card.

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Huge finish wins the 2yo Emerald for Akuta

  • Sunday, June 6, 2021 | Harnesslink Media

Akuta proved beyond doubt he was the best harness racing 2yo in the country by impressively winning the McMillan Equine Feeds 2YO Emerald at Cambridge today.

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2yo Diamond goes to A Bettor You

  • Sunday, June 6, 2021 | Harnesslink Media

A Bettor You was victorious in the $100,000 Hardwood Breeding Syndicate 2YO Diamond Group One today at Cambridge Raceway in the hands of harness racing driver Mark Purdon.

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Rising MVP Springs Meadows Upset

  • Friday, June 4, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Despite being deprived of his cover midway up the backside, Rising MVP persevered and went on to spring a 13-1 upset in Friday’s (June 4) $16,000 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

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Bulldog Hanover Primed For Battle

  • Thursday, June 3, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

After surfacing for the first time since October with a 1:55.2 qualifying win last week, Jack Darling's Bulldog Hanover delivered a ferocious 1:53 effort to lead Thursday morning's (June 3) 14-race qualifying session for three-year-old pacers at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Island Fantasy Passes at 25

  • Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm is sad to announce the passing of Island Fantasy, p, 2, 1:52; 3, 1:50.1 ($1,371,525).

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Wiest, Kimmel Babies Impress At Pocono

  • Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | PHHA / Pocono

Longtime Pennsylvania horsemen Don and Dave Wiest and Ed Kimmel developed a champion two-year-old trotter last season in the filly Love Muffin, who sold to Team Orange Crush over the winter after becoming the Pennsylvania Stallion Series championship.

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Test Of Faith Sharp In Return

  • Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Test Of Faith, last year's New York Sire Stakes champion among two-year-old pacing fillies, made her 2021 debut a winning one in Wednesday's (June 2) New York Sire Stakes season opener at Saratoga Casino Hotel, scoring in 1:52.1 as the 1-9 favourite.

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Top Flight Angel divine in Preferred

  • Saturday, May 29, 2021 | Freehold Raceway

Freehold, NJ — Two weeks ago, Top Flight Angel went off at 4/5 in the harness racing Preferred Handicap trot at Freehold Raceway, got parked the whole way, and finished sixth.

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Eye Can Run Wins Championship

  • Friday, May 28, 2021 | New Zealand

Eye Can Run, the longshot winner of the $100,000 NSW Regional Championship Metropolitan Final, is a four-year-old mare expected to graduate far beyond her present rating.

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Icanflylikeanangel blessed with late trot

  • Friday, May 28, 2021 | Evan Pattak

WASHINGTON, PA — Icanflylikeanangel enjoyed a second-quarter breather . . .  and needed every bit of it as he had to dig in late to preserve his victory in Friday’s $16,000 harness racing Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

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Xenias Chip Bests Buffalo Gals

  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Xenias Chip was way too powerful for the ladies down the stretch in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Class A-Open Pace for fillies and mares on Wednesday night (May 26), pulling off a $23.20 shocker in a lifetime best of 1:56.2.

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The Ontario Select Yearling Sale Entries Close June 1st

  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Sale Entry Deadline is June 1st!

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Graduate winners super fast

  • Monday, May 24, 2021 | Dave Little

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – It’s Academic and Beads both displayed high speed while winning the two $50,000 harness racing divisions of the opening leg of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old Open trotters at The Meadowlands Saturday night.

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Icanflylikeanangel soars in Open Trot

  • Saturday, May 22, 2021 | Evan Pattak for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA  — Hammered down to 1-5, Icanflylikeanangel zipped to the point from post 5 and easily turned back all challengers, romping to a harness racing victory in Friday’s $17,600 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows and snapping a streak of four straight place finishes.

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Morris harness racing superwoman

  • Saturday, May 22, 2021 | Amanda Rando for Harnesslink

Just over three weeks ago she gave birth and tonight harness racing superwoman KerryAnn Morris just won a Group 1.

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Oaks won by top filly

  • Friday, May 21, 2021 | Harnesslink Media

Three year old filly Bettor Twist won her sixth Group One harness racing event tonight when taking out the $144,000 Gr1 NZ Pacing Oaks at Addington Raceway in the hands of driver Natalie Rasmussen.

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New Lifetime Marks Set in Stallion Series

  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 | PHHA/Harrahs Philadelphia

In the Stallion Series competition, six of the seven winners took new lifetime marks (we’ll mention the one who “just” equaled hers).

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Little Joke is all business

  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 | Brian J. Mazurek

HAMBURG, N.Y. — Little Joke ($7,50) was all business on Wednesday night (May 19) as she waited patiently then sprung into action in the stretch to post a harness racing victory in Buffalo Raceway’s $10,000 Filly and Mare Class A-Open Handicapped Pace in a seasonal best 1:56.3.

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Hooter Shooter grinds out upset

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 | Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC – Unlike prior years when Hooter Shooter would be the race favorite in the Preferred-Handicap Pace at the Hippodrome 3R, he was let go at odds of 10-1 Friday afternoon and his harness racing supporters were rewarded well.

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Guardian Angel AS is pride of the stable

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 | Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

Hightstown, NJ — Guardian Angel AS has been part of Anna Lorentzon’s life for the better part of six years now, so it is no surprise she developed a special connection with her family’s homebred harness racing trotter.

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Rising MVP comes out swinging

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 | Evan Pattak

WASHINGTON, PA — Shuffled to sixth through the final turn, Rising MVP poured through an inviting Lightning Lane to spring the 9-1 harness racing upset in Friday’s $17,600 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

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Lawless Shadow Victorious Again

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

The Dr. Ian Moore trainee Lawless Shadow dominated older foes again at Scioto Downs, strolling to a 1:50 victory on Saturday (May 15) as the odds-on favourite.

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Bugsy, Sorrie Repeat In Charlottetown

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Bugsy Maguire commanded all the respect of his peers on his way to the winner’s circle in the Saturday evening (May 15) feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

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Andy & Julie Miller sweep Harrah features

  • Friday, May 14, 2021 | PHHA/Harrahs Philadelphia

CHESTER, PA – The wife/husband team of trainer Julie and driver Andy Miller swept the featured trotting events at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, including the $14,400 co-features, one with a filly they campaigned with success on the Grand Circuit last year, and the other with a horse who just came to their barn.

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Shes Pukka N First In Mares Open

  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | Harrington Raceway

Shes Pukka N was a 1:53.2 winner Tuesday (May 11) in the featured $20,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway.

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Lawless Shadow First In Return

  • Saturday, May 8, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

With racing in Ontario still shut down, Dr. Ian Moore has shipped 2020 O'Brien Award winner Lawless Shadow to Scioto Downs, and the pacing colt emerged victorious in his 2021 pari-mutuel debut.

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It is fiesta time for Ellieonthemove at Buffalo

  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | Brian Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

Hamburg, NY –  It was fiesta time for Ellieonthemove on Cinco De Mayo as she got back to her winning ways in Buffalo Raceway’s $10,200 Class A-Open Handicapped Pace for the filly and mares on Wednesday evening (May 5).

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Handle Soars At Yonkers Monday

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | Yonkers

Yonkers Raceway's 10-race program on Monday night was lively from start to finish on the wagering front, and when the dust settled, the handle checked in at a new high for 2021 of $1,254,745.

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Skateboard Chic upsets at Harrington; Davis scores six

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE — Vincent Bradley’s Skateboard Chic ($45.60) scored a major upset in the $20,000 Mares Open on Tuesday (May 4) at Harrington Raceway, and was one of six winners on the card for driver Allan Davis.

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Unstoppable Hall registers lifetime best at Plainridge

  • Thursday, April 22, 2021 | Tim Bojarski

Plainville, MA — After scoring two wins and four board hits at Saratoga Casino Hotel, Unstoppable Hall shipped into Massachusetts and threw the best mile of her life in the $15,000 featured condition pace for 6-year-old and younger fillies and mares at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (April 22).

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Filly Speaks completes Meadows series sweep; Hall wins five

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | Evan Pattak

Washington, PA – Filly Speaks pulled the pocket down the backside after a slowish first half, an alert move that carried her to victory and a series sweep in Wednesday’s (April 21) $22,250 championship of the Ruby Cook Memorial Pace for three-year-old fillies at The Meadows.

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Casies Believer wins 1:53 thriller at Pompano

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | John Berry

Pompano Beach, FL — Casie’s Believer, brilliantly handled by Joe Chindano Jr., split horses in deep stretch to capture Pompano Park’s $11,000 Open for Mares on Tuesday (April 20), stopping the timer in 1:53.

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Ideal Feeling takes Pompano feature

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | John Berry

Pompano Beach, FL — Ideal Feeling, craftily handled by Kevin Wallis, used a :26.1 opener and a :26.4 closer to capture Pompano Park’s $11,000 Open Handicap Pace on Monday (April 19), stopping the timer in 1:52.2.

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Accomplished trotters, pacers win Philadelphia qualifiers Tuesday

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | PHHA / Harrah’s Philadelphia

Chester, PA – The best-known of the many talented horses winning during Tuesday (April 20) qualifiers at Harrah’s Philadelphia is the Captaintreacherous mare Lyons Sentinel.

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CR Commando Passes

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm of Delaware is sad to announce the passing of CR Commando.

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Craig Hayes, the man with the golden touch

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | Jamie Cockshutt for Tasracing

Craig Hayes is the dairy farmer and harness trainer from Stowport, which is a place not many people have heard of who was put on the map recently when he reached a career high when his star pacer Scooterwillrev was able to deliver his finest achievement as a trainer by winning the Ladbrokes Easter Cup.

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Backstreet Shadow fastest in final leg of MGM Borgata Pacing Series

  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | Yonkers Raceway Media

Yonkers, NY — Preliminary round action in the MGM Borgata Pacing Series concluded on Monday night (April 12) at Yonkers Raceway with a trio of $40,000 divisions that were won by Backstreet Shadow, Mach N Cheese, and Leonidas A.

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McWicked's Book is Now Full & Closed

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm of Canada has announced that McWicked’s book is now full and closed.

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Casies Believer, Muscles For Life win twin features at Pompano

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | John Berry

Pompano Beach, FL — Casie’s Believer and Muscles For Life were victorious as Pompano Park offered twin $11,500 features on Tuesday night (April 6).

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Filly Speaks gets 4th straight in Meadows series; Burke wins 5

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | Evan Pattak for The MSOA

Washington, PA – Filly Speaks was all out to do it, but she captured her second consecutive series win and fourth overall, in Wednesday’s (April 7) Ruby Cook Memorial Pace at The Meadows.

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No stopping Ellieonthemove at Buffalo Raceway

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | Brian Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

Hamburg, NY – Once Ellieonthemove got ‘moving’, there was no stopping her as she romped to a throttled down 1-3/4 length win over Laughing Emoji N in Buffalo Raceway’s featured $9,000 Class A-Open Pace for the fillies and mares on Wednesday night (April 7).

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Ideal Feeling repeats in Monday Open at Pompano

  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | John Berry

Pompano Beach, FL — Ideal Feeling, handled by Kevin Wallis, scored a repeat win in Pompano Park’s $11,000 Open Handicap Pace on Monday night (April 5), using a :27.1 blitz home to score by a neck in 1:51.1.

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Special Discount Now Offered for Stag Party

  • Monday, April 5, 2021 | Elizabeth CHeesman

Stag Party, p, 2, 1:50.4s; 2, 1:52.3h ($962,645), is standing his second season at Winbak Farm of Ontario.

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Ontario Select Yearling Sale Date Announced

  • Friday, April 2, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

The Ontario Select Yearling Sale has announced that it will be held on September 26th at Winbak Farm of Canada.

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Moments Of Joy Gutsy In Dover Win

  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | Dover Downs

Moments Of Joy splashed her way to victory in the Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night (March 31).

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Ideal Feeling Upsets In Pompano Open

  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | Pompano Park

Ideal Feeling scored a 16-1 upset win in Pompano Park's $11,500 Open Handicap Pace on Monday night (March 29) at Pompano Park while trainer Jake Huff celebrated his 60th birthday with a training double -- make that daily double -- to share the limelight.

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Stratosphere soars at Buffalo

  • Sunday, March 28, 2021 | Brian J. Mazurek

HAMBURG, N.Y. — Stratosphere ($3.40) was out of this world by rallying to beat Southwind Onyx by a head in the $10,000 Open I-II Handicapped Pace on Saturday evening (March 27) at Buffalo Raceway in 1:55.0 over the fast harness racing track.

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Jimmy Freight Breeding Supports CHRHF

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, in cooperation with Ontario pacing stallion Jimmy Freight, announced Wednesday (March 24) a unique opportunity for one special Ontario-based pacing mare.

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Life Well Lived Finest At Freehold

  • Friday, March 19, 2021 | Freehold Raceway

Life Well Lived went into the Friday (March 19) feature at Freehold Raceway looking for revenge. Last week, he set the tempo in the Preferred Handicap trot, only to fade in the stretch.

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Donation of Heston Blue Chip breeding to aid MSOA Scholarship Fund

  • Thursday, March 18, 2021 | Evan Pattak

Washington, PA — Winbak Farm has donated a breeding to the proven stallion Heston Blue Chip to benefit the College Scholarship Fund of the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association.

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Stud Fees For Scooter Auction is Next Week

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | Pacing For The Cure

On March 22-24 Pacing For The Cure will be holding its annual Stud Fees For Scooters auction on onGait.com.

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Ellieonthemove romps in Buffalo Raceway feature

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | Brian Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

Hamburg, NY – The ‘move’ from Dover Downs to Buffalo Raceway hasn’t fazed Ellieonthemove one bit as she powerfully romped to a 4-1/4 length victory over Wonderful World in 1:55.3 over the fast track in the featured $9,000 Class A-Open Handicapped Pace on Wednesday night (March 17).

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Filly Speaks cruises in Donna Dunn final; Hall wins six at The Meadows

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | Evan Pattak

Washington, PA – A confident Filly Speaks pulled the pocket near the three-quarters and rolled to a convincing win in Wednesday’s (March 17) $19,750 championship of the Donna Dunn Memorial Pace for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares at The Meadows.

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Taggart takes four at Monticello

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 | Shawn Wiles

Monticello, NY – On Wednesday, March 10 at Monticello Raceway, Jim Taggart Jr. won 4 races on the 8 race harness racing card.

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Nurse Mare Needed at Winbak Farm of Ontario

  • Monday, March 8, 2021 | Pat Woods

Winbak Farm of Ontario is in need of a nurse mare.

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New seasons leader from Italy

  • Saturday, February 27, 2021 | Karsten Bonsdorf, USTA Correspondent

Just two days after Italian 3-year-old colt Cobra Killer Gar won and was timed in 1:56.1f at the track in Turin, Italy, another Italian 3-year-old, filly Cash Bank Bigi, won in 1:56f at the Maura track in Milan.

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Ontario Select Yearling Sale to be held in 2021

  • Thursday, February 25, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

The Ontario Select Yearling Sale will be held for the second year in 2021.

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Jimmy Freight Referral Program

  • Saturday, February 20, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

The Jimmy Freight ownership group has introduced a new referral program. 

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The First Step captures Miami Valley’s Bill Dailey Memorial Medley

  • Saturday, February 20, 2021 | Miami Valley Gaming Media

Lebanon, OH — After three legs, all at different distances, The First Step (Chris Page) won the $25,000 championship of the Bill Dailey Memorial Medley at Miami Valley on Saturday (Feb. 20).

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Mohawk Set For 2021 Opener

  • Monday, February 15, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Trainers have been busy fine-turning horses over the Woodbine Mohawk Park oval in recent training sessions offered at the Campbellville track, and in just a few more days they’ll find themselves back in action racing for purse money.

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Stag Party's First Foal Arrives

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

On January 31st, the first foal sired by Stag Party, p, 2, 1:50.4s; 2, 1:52.3h ($962,645), was born. The colt is the first foal from dam, Bay Sky. 

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2020 O'Briens Winners Announced

  • Monday, February 1, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Standardbred Canada announced the winners of 2020 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season, during a Virtual Gala videostreamed on standardbredcanada.ca on Sunday, January 31.

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Courtly Choice's First Foal Arrives

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

On Monday, January 25th at 1:15 am, the first known foal sired by Courtly Choice, p, 2, 1:53.1h; 3, 1:47.1 ($1,345,754), was born.

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Noble drives both winners

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | Gregg Keidel

LEBANON, OH – Dan Noble drove the winners of both Claim To Fame Series championships on Monday (Jan. 25).

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OSS Sustaining Deadlines Extended

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

In response to the current suspension of live Standardbred racing due to the provincial stay-at-home order, Ontario Racing has announced that 2021 Ontario Sires Stakes sustaining payment deadlines for both two- and three-year-olds will be extended by one month.

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Jimmy Freight's First Foal Arrives

  • Monday, January 25, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

On Friday, January 22nd, Jimmy Freight’s, p, 2, 1:52.3s; 3, 1:48.3s; 1:48.1s -'19 ($1,457,405), first foal was born.

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DSOA award winners announced

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | Heather Vitale for the DSOA

Dover, DE — The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association would like to congratulate the following winners on their success at Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway during the most recent meets.

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Statement From Jimmy Freight Ownership

  • Monday, January 18, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

In advance of the 2021 breeding season, the owners of pacing stallion Jimmy Freight have issued a statement regarding the stallion's 2020 breeding season results.

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Winbak Farm Welcomes First Foal of 2021

  • Friday, January 15, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm is proud to announce the arrival of its first 2021 foal. The colt is sired by The Bank and out of the mare, Clover Market.

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Moments of Joy is victorious in the Mares Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | Dover Downs Media Relations

Dover, DE – Moments of Joy is victorious in the Mares Select Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday (Jan.13) night. Moments of Joy benefitted from a textbook, perfect drive by Victor Kirby.

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McWicked Welcomes His First Foal of 2021

  • Thursday, January 7, 2021 | Elizabeth Cheesman

The first known 2021 foal sired by McWicked has arrived and it is a filly!

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Pentland's Prudent Patience Pays Off

  • Thursday, January 7, 2021 | Standardbred Canada

Business as usual for trainer John Pentland grew into a pleasant surprise and, with matured management, culminated into a nomination for the highest honour a Standardbred in Canada can receive.

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2021 Stud Fees For Scooters

  • Wednesday, January 6, 2021 | Pacing For The Cure

Mount Laurel, NJ — Pacing For The Cure would like to thank the generous sponsors who have donated breedings for the 2021 Stud Fees For Scooters.

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