2022 Winbak News

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

Southwind Frank Will Stand at Winbak Farm of Delaware in 2023

  • Friday, December 2, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm of Delaware is proud to announce that Southwind Frank, 2, 1:52.2; 3, 1:52.1 ($1,950,887), will be joining the 2023 stallion lineup.

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Winbak Farm Seeks Accounts Receivable Assistant

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | Winbak Farm

The accounts receivable assistant would be responsible for billing outside clients, collecting payments from clients and entering detailed information pertaining to the billing of clients.

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Winbak Farm of Maryland Seeks Foaling Manager

  • Friday, November 25, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm of Maryland seeks a Foaling Manager. The farm is located in Chesapeake City, Maryland about an hour south of Philadelphia and north of Baltimore.

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Royal Mattjesty Passes at 23

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm is sad to report the passing of World Champion, Royal Mattjesty, p, 2, 1:50.3; 3, 1:50.2s; 1:48.4 ($1,653,367). The 23-year-old passed away suddenly while enjoying a beautiful day in his pasture field on November 4th.

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Winbak's Harrisburg Videos Are Now Posted

  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm has consigned 93 yearlings to the 11/7-11/9 Harrisburg Yearling Sale.

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Winbak's Harrisburg Mixed Videos Are Now Posted

  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm will be selling 16 yearlings on November 10th at the Harrisburg Mixed Sale. Winbak Farm’s Mixed Sale yearlings will be available for preview starting on Wednesday, November 9th.

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Lane Ready to Soak in Super Final with Horse of a Lifetime

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | Ontario Sires Stakes

One of the beautiful things about harness racing is it has something for everyone

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Equine industry generates big business in Maryland

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | Amanda Winters

Maryland’s equine industry is on display this month...

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Winbak Farm's Lexington Videos Now Posted

  • Monday, September 26, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm has consigned 93 yearlings to the 10/3-10/7 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.

The lineup will be available for viewing at Fasig-Tipton starting on October 1st.

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Winbak Farm of Canada hosts Ontario Select Yearling Sale Sunday

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

On Sunday, September 25th, Winbak Farm of Canada will host the third annual Ontario Select Yearling Sale. The sale will start at noon. 

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Full house at Goshen Yearling Sale pushed numbers across the board

  • Monday, September 12, 2022 | Tim Bojarski for Goshen Yearling Sale

Middletown, NY – The Goshen Yearling Sale was held on Monday (Sept. 12) in the sales arena at the Mark Ford Training Center.

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Bartlett finds joy with Vivians Dream

  • Friday, September 9, 2022 | Ken Weingartner

Forrest Bartlett knows what it is like to own a star. In 1986, Bartlett’s pacer Forrest Skipper went undefeated in 15 races and was named Horse of the Year.

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Goshen Yearling Sale is on Sept. 12

  • Friday, September 9, 2022 | Goshen Standardbred Sales

Middletown, NY — The 2022 Goshen Yearling Sale will be held on Monday (Sept. 12) at Noon at the Mark Ford Training Center that is located at 90 Slaughter Road, Middletown, N.Y.

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New York County Fair finals held at Monticello Raceway

  • Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | Monticello Raceway

Monticello, NY — Monticello Raceway was the host of the New York Sire Stakes County Fair finals on Tuesday (Sept. 6), with eight races going to post with $80,000 up for grabs.

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Bulldog Hanover is unanimous top choice

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2022 | Ken Weingartner

Hightstown, NJ — It’s unanimous. Bulldog Hanover is the top dog.

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Roy with driving double in OSS Gold action at Flamboro Downs

  • Monday, September 5, 2022 | Austin Stanton, Ontario Racing

Dundas, ON — Louis-Philippe Roy scored a driving double Sunday night (Sept. 4) as the province’s top freshman trotters clashed in four C$100,000-plus Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions at Flamboro Downs.

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Top-end claimers featured at Pocono Sunday

  • Monday, September 5, 2022 | PHHA/Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA — The high-end claiming pacers were the highlight of a Sunday (Sept. 4) twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with four fields of horses ranging in price tags from $30,000 to $40,000 contesting purses of $16,500.

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Fulton Wins PASS Final

  • Sunday, September 4, 2022 | PHHA/Harrah's Philadelphia

The only “upset” in the four Sire Stakes championships came when the Heston Blue Chip-Bettor Be Steamin colt Fulton powered to the lead...

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Savethelastdance earns OSS Gold

  • Saturday, September 3, 2022 | Austin Stanton

Milton, ON — It’s been a busy week for trainer Nick Gallucci.

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PA Fair action continues at Stoneboro

  • Saturday, September 3, 2022 | PHHA

Stoneboro, PA — The Pennsylvania Fair harness racing circuit returned to this northwestern Pennsylvania borough and the Stoneboro Fair.

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Twin B Archie takes Simcoe

  • Saturday, September 3, 2022 | Heather MacKay, WEG Communications

Milton, ON — Twin B Archie managed to hold off a fast closing Duly Resolved to take the C$165,725 Simcoe Stake.

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Fashion Frenzie A Fresh Threat

  • Friday, September 2, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Francis Richard ignored the warning sign - literally - when he bid $7,000 for trotter Fashion Frenzie as a yearling, and has been richly rewarded for it.

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CR Daniella Passes Away at 30

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm is sad to announce the passing of CR Daniella, p, 2, 1:53.3; 3, 1:52.1; 1:52 ($638,851). CR Daniella was euthanized on August 24 due to complications of her age.

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Political Briefing Passes Away at 22

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm sadly reports the passing of Political Briefing, 2, 1:58; 3, Q1:56.2 ($312,743). Political Briefing had stood at Winbak Farm of Delaware before retiring. He was euthanized due to lameness issues.

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Track record for Vivians Dream in NY Sire Stakes showdown

  • Saturday, August 27, 2022 | Greg Reinhart

Vivians Dream became a track record holder at Vernon Downs on Saturday night when she won the single $110,100 New York Sire Stakes contest for 2-year-old pacing fillies in 1:50 4/5, eclipsing the previous mark by four-fifths of a second.

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Winbak Farm's Ontario Select Yearling Sale Videos Are Now Posted

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm of Canada is excited to host the 3rd annual Ontario Select Yearling Sale, which will be held on September 25th.

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Rollinlikethunder storms home in Plainridge feature

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | Tim Bojarski for SOM

Plainville, MA — As the skies opened up and a downpour ensued, Rollinlikethunder fittingly won the $20,000 Winners Over pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Aug. 22).

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Winbak Farm Videos for Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale Posted

  • Friday, August 12, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

On September 16th, 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 Goshen Videos Are Posted

  • Friday, August 12, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm is proud to be a partner in the Goshen Yearling Sale, which will be held on September 12th at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, New York.  

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Vivians Dream shines in NYSS at Batavia

  • Thursday, August 11, 2022 | Tim Bojarski for Batavia Downs

Batavia, NY — A total of $104,000 was up for grabs for the 10 participating 2-year-old pacing fillies who were on hand for the New York Sire Stakes at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening (Aug. 10).

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Winbak Farm Receives Touch Of Class Award

  • Monday, July 25, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Winbak Farm was honoured with the Maryland Horse Industry Board's Touch Of Class Award on Friday, July 23 at the Ronny Maher Memorial Polo Match in Monkton, Maryland.

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Kolby Two Step, Stonebridge Helios Come Up Big In OSS

  • Sunday, July 24, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Sophomore pacing colts and geldings took the spotlight for an Ontario Sires Stakes Gold leg on Saturday evening (July 23) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Herculisa shatters track record at MGM Northfield Park

  • Sunday, July 24, 2022 | Michael Carter for Northfield Park

Northfield, OH – 3-year-old Ohio Sires Stakes champion Herculisa romped to a track-record performance in the Open Trot on Sunday (July 24) at MGM Northfield Park.

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Tattoo Artist Prevails In Gerrity

  • Sunday, July 24, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

The 13th annual installment of the $250,000 Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace featured an incredible stretch drive on Saturday night (July 23) at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

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Fantastic MVP Breaks Through In Prospect Series

  • Sunday, July 24, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Fantastic MVP overcame his outside post position for a maiden-breaking victory in a $7,200 division of the Prospect Series for two-year-old trotting colt and geldings on Sunday afternoon (July 24) at Clinton Raceway.

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Moore Reminisces On World Champion-Producing Stallion

  • Sunday, July 24, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Horse racing fans were lucky to have witnessed history when Bulldog Hanover broke the world record for the fastest mile in the time of 1:45.4 at The Meadowlands last weekend. 

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Bulldog Hanover Encompasses CAN Pride

  • Saturday, July 23, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Trainer and co-owner Jack Darling was at home in Cambridge, Ontario watching from behind a screen, as many fans were, when Bulldog Hanover crossed the wire...

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Trevor Henry Day At Hanover A Success

  • Saturday, July 23, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

It was sunny and beautiful day for Trevor Henry day at Hanover Raceway. A large crowd was on hand to take in the festivities Saturday afternoon (July 23) and recognize Trevor while supporting the Canadian Tire Jump Start charity.

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Party In Pink gets Lighting Lane win in Meadows feature

  • Thursday, July 7, 2022 | Evan Pattak for MSOA

Washington, PA — Party In Pink stalked patiently from the pocket, then roared through the Lightning Lane to capture Thursday’s (July 7) feature at The Meadows, a $10,300 distaff conditioned pace.

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Metro Matty, El Mission Goddess take NYSS wins

  • Wednesday, July 6, 2022 | Brian Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

Hamburg, NY – Metro Matty saved her best for last as she cruised to a solid 2-3/4 length victory over Defiant Lady in the first of two $51,500 divisions.

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Ontario Select Yearling Sale Lineup Now Posted

  • Friday, July 1, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

On September 25, 2022, the Ontario Select Yearling Sale will be held at Winbak Farm of Canada. The sale will feature both live and virtual bidding. 

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New Owners, New Trainer For Jimmy Freight

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Six months ago, Adriano Sorella could not have expected to be in the situation he finds himself in today. 

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Freshmen take center stage at Oak Grove

  • Monday, June 27, 2022 | Kimberly French

Lexington, KY— On Sunday (June 26), eight $25,000 divisions of the newly established Oak Grove Early Sire Stakes Series for 2-year-old Kentucky-bred trotters and pacers took place at Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel.

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Leapsnbounds, Bubzarellie win Meadows series

  • Thursday, June 23, 2022 | Evan Pattak

Washington, PA — First-time starter Leapsnbounds lived up to her name, bounding away from the field with an uncovered move and capturing a division of Thursday’s (June 23) Pop Up Series for 2-year-old trotting fillies.

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Vivians Dream starts career in record-setting fashion

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | Brian Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

Hamburg, NY – What a way to start your racing career. A victory in the New York Sire Stakes for the 2-year-old filly pacers, a healthy $26,750 first place check and a spot in the Buffalo Raceway record book.

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Fillies complete second DSBF leg

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | Matt Sparacino for Harrington Raceway

Harrington, DE — Odds On Surfer Gal ($5.40, Corey Callahan) and Gaitway Gal ($2.10, Pat Berry) were victorious in the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes.

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More freshmen show ability in Philly qualifiers

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | PHHA/Harrah's Philadelphia

Chester, PA — With 2-year-olds already in pari-mutuel competition, and with Pennsylvania stakes season for the freshmen opening next week at the fairs and the following week at the pari-mutuel tracks...

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Winbak Farm Welcomed Pacer Financial

  • Friday, June 17, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Chesapeake City, MD – Joe and Joann Thomson, owners of Winbak Farm, one of North America’s largest Standardbred farms, are celebrating the 7th birthday of Pacer ETFs, which are distributed by their company, Pacer Financial.

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Anders Bluestone offspring dominate DSBF first leg

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | Matt Sparacino

Harrington, DE – Four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions for 3-year-old trotters headlined the Wednesday (June 15) program at Harrington Raceway with Anders Bluestone-sired horses winning all but one split.

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Two-year-olds qualify over a sloppy track at Harrah’s Philadelphia

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | PHHA/Harrah’s Philadelphia

Chester, PA — Two-year-olds received some further education — including how to deal with a sloppy track — during 13 qualifiers at Harrah’s Philadelphia Tuesday morning (June 14).

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Johnny Badlands Sets Harrington Track Record

  • Monday, June 13, 2022 | Matt Sparacino for Harrington Raceway

Harrington, DE – John Dixon’s Johnny Badlands ($3, Corey Callahan) set a new track record for 3-year-old colts Monday (June 13) with a 1:51.3 win in one of a trio of $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund first leg divisions at Harrington Raceway.

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Team Miller posts four winners at Gaitway

  • Monday, June 13, 2022 | Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Manalapan, NJ — Julie Miller had numerous reasons to feel good following Monday’s second week of qualifiers for 2-year-olds at Gaitway Farm.

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All The Cheddar Prevails In Austin Series Final

  • Sunday, June 12, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Favourite All The Cheddar held off 11-1 shot Risky Idea in a close finish to win the $15,900 final of the Mark Austin Memorial Pacing Series on Sunday afternoon (June 12) at Dresden Raceway.

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Fields Set For Goodtimes, Armbro Flight Stakes

  • Friday, June 10, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Sophomore trotters were in the spotlight on Friday evening (June 10) at Woodbine Mohawk Park for the eliminations of the Goodtimes Stakes.

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New Kentucky-bred series opens with three track records

  • Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | Kentucky Harness Association

Lexington, KY — The new 4-year-old Kentucky-bred Series, with divisional purses of $50,000 for each leg and finals of $150,000, kicked off Tuesday afternoon (June 7) with three track records at Oak Grove.

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Jimmy Freight Tops First Standardbred Poll

  • Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Camluck Classic champion Jimmy Freight, the winner of six consecutive races dating back to March, on Tuesday added to his accomplishments this year by topping the first Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll of 2022.

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Jimmy Freight tops first Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll

  • Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | Ken Weingartner

Hightstown, NJ — Camluck Classic champion Jimmy Freight, the winner of six consecutive races dating back to March, on Tuesday...

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American Ticket, Kele Kele Win In NYSS

  • Monday, June 6, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

The 2022 New York Sire Stakes program got underway Monday afternoon at Monticello Raceway.

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Beyond The Lens picture-perfect in Pocono feature

  • Monday, June 6, 2022 | PHHA

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Beyond The Lens proved picture-perfect in his first start for owner/trainer Arthur Jones.

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Sea Shadow Strikes In Saratoga Mares Open

  • Monday, June 6, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Sea Shadows made her debut out of the Melissa Beckwith stable a winning one on Monday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

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Winbak Farm to Present The 2022 Battle of Waterloo

  • Monday, June 6, 2022 | Louise Frost

Grand River Raceway (GRR) is pleased to announce Winbak Farm will be the presenting sponsor...

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Royal Leaf Rolls In Pop-Up Series

  • Sunday, June 5, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Trainer/driver George Ketros sent Royal Leaf for the lead and never looked back to post the faster mile of the two $8,000 Pop-Up Series opening preliminaries at Georgian Downs on Sunday (June 5).

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Canadian Stars Accept Invites To Battle Of Lake Erie

  • Sunday, June 5, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

The draw for MGM Northfield Park's most storied race, the $200,000 Battle of Lake Erie, is just days away.

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Tattoo Artist Tops Free-For-All Foes

  • Sunday, June 5, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Driver James MacDonald sent Tattoo Artist for the front and battled all challengers to take the $58,500 Free-For-All Pace on Saturday (June 4) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Five Straight For Phone In

  • Saturday, June 4, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

After a three-win campaign in 2021, Phone In has definitely settled into his new surroundings.

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'Bulldog' Cruises In Graduate Prelim

  • Saturday, June 4, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

The Graduate Series made its first appearance for the pacers at Woodbine Mohawk Park since 2019 on Saturday (June 4). The four-year-old series featured three divisions, one for the ladies and two for the boys.

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Magical Arthur, Pebble Beach Win Somebeachsomewhere

  • Saturday, June 4, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Kicking off a busy stretch of Grand Circuit racing in June, a pair of Somebeachsomewhere Stakes divisions on Saturday (June 4) at Woodbine Mohawk Park...

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OSS Winners Headline Grand River's Opening Night

  • Saturday, June 4, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Five Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions for three-year-old trotting colts headlined the 14-race $176,300 Opening Night card on Friday, June 3 at Grand River Raceway.

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Get The Bags, 29, dies

  • Friday, June 3, 2022 | Winbak Farm

Chesapeake City, MD — Get The Bags p,2,1:59h; 3,1:55.2 ($151,231) passed away on May 29, 2022 at the age of 29.

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Logan Park Upsets In Graduate Series

  • Friday, June 3, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Launching late from the pocket, Logan Park pulled off a 13-1 upset in the $93,750 second leg of the Graduate Series for four-year-old trotters on Friday night (June 3) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Night Hawk in 1:48.4 at Pocono to win in PA Sire Stakes

  • Monday, May 30, 2022 | PHHA for The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA – The “glamour boys,” the 3-year-old pacers, were at Pocono for the Memorial Day Monday (May 30) holiday card, competing in the second preliminaries of their respective events.

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A Better Game wins pacing female feature Sunday at Pocono

  • Monday, May 30, 2022 | PHHA/Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA — A Better Game was able to back out behind first-over Who’s Smokin N as the latter took the lead late in the backstretch, then caught the new leader late in 1:51.4...

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Icanflylikeanangel digs in, wins top Meadows trot

  • Thursday, May 26, 2022 | Evan Pattak

Washington, PA — Icanflylikeanangel held off challengers inside and out as he toughed out a victory in Thursday’s (May 26) $17,600 Open Handicap Trot at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows.

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Twin B Archie Romps In SBOA Final

  • Monday, May 23, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

The wait to race was worth it for Twin B Archie in Monday evening’s $121,600 SBOA Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Linedrive Hanover Sets Canadian Record In Juravinski Cup

  • Sunday, May 22, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

The inaugural edition of the $273,500 Charles Juravinski Memorial Cup was a race for the history books as Linedrive Hanover blazed around Flamboro Downs' half-mile oval to set a new all-age track and Canadian record on Sunday evening (May 22).

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U.S. Equestrian Industry Delegation Invited To Spanish Island Of Menorca

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | Alejandra Abella

ANNAPOLIS, MD – A delegation of U.S. horse industry officials and professionals has been invited to the Spanish Balearic Island of Menorca, located in the Mediterranean Sea, from May 25th to May 30th, 2022, to learn about the harness racing and Purebred Menorcan Horse (PRMe) industries on the island.

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Ontario stars sizzle in Juravinski eliminations

  • Monday, May 16, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Dundas, ON — Both of last season’s standout Ontario pacing glamour boys hit Flamboro Downs with fury on Sunday (May 15) as North America Cup champ Desperate Man hit Canadian millionaire status and Bulldog Hanover set a track and Canadian record in their respective C$25,000 eliminations of the Charles Juravinski Memorial Cup.

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Explosive Jimmy Freight defeats Camluck Classic foes for fifth straight

  • Sunday, May 15, 2022 | Nicholas Barnsdale, for Harnesslink

Jimmy Freight keeps getting better.

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Barn Hall ties trotting mark at Buffalo Raceway

  • Friday, May 13, 2022 | Brian J. Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

Hamburg, NY – After blowing out the field by five lengths last week in the $15,000 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway, what could Barn Hall do for an encore on Friday afternoon (May 13)?

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Stars Out In Mohawk's Qualifying Quartet

  • Monday, May 9, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

A pair of O'Brien Award-nominated Rob Fellows trainees bookended Monday morning's short qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park with winning efforts.

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Hanover To Host Trevor Henry Day This Summer

  • Monday, May 9, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Hanover Raceway has announced that it will recognize 10-time Hanover Raceway driving champion Trevor Henry with a special day in his honour on Saturday, July 23 and many festivities taking place as part of the celebration.

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Treacherous Dragon, Silent Crossing win in PA All-Stars

  • Sunday, May 8, 2022 | PHHA/Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA — Treacherous Dragon was very impressive in her 2022 debut, taking one of two $35,000 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars event for 3-year-old pacing fillies Sunday (May 8) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with Weiss Series champion Silent Crossing winning her sixth straight in the other split.

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Jimmy Freight Fires In Free For All

  • Sunday, May 8, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

The seven-year-old Sportswriter stallion Jimmy Freight continues to rule the top ranks at Woodbine Mohawk Park, this time posting a coast-to-coast win in the $39,000 Free For All Pace on Saturday (May 7).

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Stop Action, Barn Hall take Buffalo Raceway wins

  • Saturday, May 7, 2022 | Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

Hamburg, NY — There was no stopping Stop Action in the $15,000 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday afternoon (May 7) as the 5-year-old gelding roared down the homestretch to pull off a $23.40 upset over the heavily favored McSpidey by 1-3/4 lengths in 1:56.2.

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JD, American Ticket victorious in W.N. Reynolds Stakes

  • Friday, May 6, 2022 | Yonkers Raceway Media

Yonkers, NY — JD and American Ticket were the winners of the two W.N. Reynolds Memorial events for 3-year-old pacers that took place on Friday evening (May 6) at Yonkers Raceway.

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Winbak Farm spotlights Bettors Delight-Clear Idea filly

  • Thursday, April 28, 2022 | USTA

Chesapeake City, MD — Winbak Farm is proud to spotlight a Bettor’s Delight-Clear Idea filly.

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Michelle’s Jazz, Morgan star at Harrington Tuesday

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022 | Matt Sparacino for Harrington Raceway

Harrington, DE — Carrie Malone’s Michelle’s Jazz ($21, Tony Morgan) was an upset winner in the $20,000 Mares Open on Tuesday (April 26) at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.4.

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Silent Crossing, Mimi Ocean Hanover are Weiss champions

  • Monday, April 25, 2022 | PHHA/Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA — The Weiss Series fillies had their day in the sun on Monday afternoon (April 25) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with Silent Crossing and Mimi Ocean Hanover winning their $50,000 championship events.

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National Debt Dashes To Rideau Win

  • Sunday, April 24, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Driver Pascal Berube secured a pocket trip for Yves Tessier trainee National Debt and catapulted off the drafting ride to win the $10,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday (April 24).

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Nine In A Row For ‘Linedrive’

  • Sunday, April 24, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Linedrive Hanover continues to rack victories to his card at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Anthony Beaton trainee registered his ninth consecutive victory when taking the $28,000 featured pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday (April 23).

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Something old and something new as London yearling sale returns to Ontario

  • Friday, April 22, 2022 | Dave Briggs

Ontario’s “newest” yearling sale is more accurately a return to form.

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Desperate Man Triumphant In Return

  • Friday, April 22, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

The 2021 Somebeachsomewhere Horse of the Year Award winner, Desperate Man made his four-year-old debut on Friday (April 22) at Woodbine Mohawk Park and he picked up right where he left off.

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Ladies From Hell Large In London Feature

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Driver Scott Coulter sent Ladies From Hell to the top and held firm on the point to the finish to take the $10,200 featured fillies and mares pace on Wednesday (April 20) at The Raceway at Western Fair District.

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Xenias Chip holds on for Buffalo victory

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | Brian Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

Hamburg, NY – Xenia’s Chip shot out to an early lead and held on at the wire to win the $14,000 Open I-II Handicap Pace for the ladies at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday afternoon (April 20) in a seasonal best 1:56.2 over the fast track.

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Bet On The Bay, Party In Pink post Meadows series victories

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | Evan Pattak for MSOA

Washington, PA — Bet On The Bay confidently pulled the pocket in the final turn and outdueled Lydeo, the 1-5 favorite, in the lane in Wednesday’s (April 20) Ruby Cook Memorial Pace at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows.

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Silent Crossing only filly to sweep Weiss Prelims at Pocono

  • Monday, April 18, 2022 | PHHA for The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Despite temperatures below 50oF and rain affecting the second half of the Monday card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, there was some bright light during the dank afternoon, generated by successful sophomore fillies racing in their final preliminary of the Bobby Weiss Series. Each of four divisions on both gaits went for $20,000.

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Saturday is Jimmy Freight night at Mohawk

  • Sunday, April 17, 2022 | Steve Wolf for Harnesslink

If it’s Saturday night, then it has to be Jimmy Freight night as the harness racing stallion posted his third straight win, five in his last six outings, all in the $36,000 Preferred-Handicap Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Jimmy Freight ‘Threepeats’ In Preferred

  • Sunday, April 17, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

The seven-year-old Sportswriter stallion Jimmy Freight finished first again at Woodbine Mohawk Park’s top class as he collected his third consecutive victory in the $36,000 Preferred Handicap when winning in 1:50.2 on Saturday (April 16).

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Tattoo Artist Seeks Second Borgata Win

  • Sunday, April 17, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Fresh off his first win in the fourth preliminary round of the MGM Borgata Series for older male pacers, Tattoo Artist will look to again make a mark on the event this Monday.

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Agedchedar Hanover breaks through to win Pompano Open

  • Monday, April 11, 2022 | John Berry, for Pompano Park

Pompano Beach, FL — Agedchedar Hanover, getting picture perfect handling from John MacDonald, used a garden journey and a :27.3 kick home to score a well-earned win in Pompano Park’s $14,200 Open Pace on Sunday night (April 10).

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Jimmy Freight continues to dominate at Mohawk

  • Sunday, April 10, 2022 | Steve Wolf for Harnesslink

With a strong first-over move against Wheels On Fire, Jimmy Freight was able to grind it out and pull away in the stretch to win the $36,000 Preferred-Handicap Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park Saturday.

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Moreau Pupils 1-2 In Preferred; Eight Is Great For ‘Linedrive’

  • Saturday, April 9, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

It was an action packed edition of the Preferred Handicap during Saturday’s 10-race card at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and when the dust settled it wound up being an Exacta brought to you by trainer Richard Moreau.

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Yankee Blondie Obituary

  • Friday, April 8, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm is sad to announce the passing of 2009 USHWA Trotting Broodmare of the Year, Yankee Blondie. The 26-year-old was euthanized on Wednesday, April 6th, due to complications from colic.

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Angel Nation rallies, upsets at Dover

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022 | Dover Downs

Dover, DE — Angel Nation rallied from off contested fractions to record a 10-1 upset in Tuesday’s (March 29) $32,500 Open/Preferred Handicap Trot at Dover Downs.

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Linedrive Hanover 7 for 7 in 2022

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Linedrive Hanover is now 7 for 7 since starting his 2022 season at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Giant Arbitration wires DBSF Fillies trot at Dover Downs

  • Monday, March 28, 2022 | Dover Downs Publicity

Dover, DE – Giant Arbitration went wire-to-wire and won the $50,700 3-year-old DBSF Fillies Trot Final at Dover Downs on Monday (March 28) night.

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USTA seeks to prevent foal abnormalities

  • Monday, March 28, 2022 | USTA Communications Department

Columbus, OH — In December 2020, the U.S. Trotting Association joined forces with the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the University of California Davis to assist in a research study entitled, “Genetic Investigation of Traits of Economic Importance in Horses.” The study is being conducted to help identify animals that carry genetic factors that lead to abnormalities.

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Wings Of Speed minds his manners; wins Open Handicap at Rosecroft

  • Thursday, March 24, 2022 | Pete Medhurst

Ft. Washington, MD — Trainer Michael Hall has had Wings Of Speed since the middle of January and the new acquisition is paying dividends for his barn.

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Winbak Farm Will Freeze Brand 2022 Foals

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm has announced that all of their 2022 foals will be freeze branded as part of the registration process. This includes foals born at Winbak Farm of Maryland, Winbak Farm of Canada and at Zette Stable in Pennsylvania. The farm expects close to 300 foals this season.

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Ontario Select Yearling Sale will be held September 25th

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

The Ontario Select Yearling Sale will be held on Sunday, September 25th at Winbak Farm of Canada.

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Dream Nation Nabs Preferred

  • Monday, March 7, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

The six-year-old Archangel gelding Dream Nation delivered a 1:55.3 victory as the even-money choice in the $36,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday (March 7).

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Jimmy Freight Fires At Mohawk

  • Sunday, March 6, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Emerging from a locked spot at the cones, Jimmy Freight jetted to the finish to nab the $36,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday (March 5).

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Harness: Jimmy Freight motoring on as a stallion and on-track warrior

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022 | Jay Bergman

It didn't take very long for Adriano Sorella to learn about the breeding business. As the owner of Jimmy Freight, Sorella would recognize at the outset of the stallion career many of the pitfalls and turbulence created in the breeding process.

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My Jazz Coast To Coast In Pop-Up Final

  • Sunday, February 27, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Driver Anthony MacDonald seized the lead with My Jazz and never looked back, wiring his competition to win the $18,000 Pop-Up Series Final at Flamboro Downs on Sunday (Feb. 27).

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Mood Indigo Passes Away at 32-Years-Old

  • Thursday, February 24, 2022 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm is sad to announce the passing of Mood Indigo, p, 2, 1:57.1f; 3, 1:57f; 1:53 ($134,517). The 32-year-old was euthanized on Tuesday, February 22nd, after suffering from side-effects of colic.

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MSOA announces Winbak Farm breeding donation

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

Washington, PA — The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) has announced that Winbak Farm has donated a breeding to Heston Blue Chip that is currently being offered via auction through onGait.com.

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A Helping Hand for Horses

  • Monday, February 21, 2022 | JT Maher

While others hit snooze and stayed under their covers on cold winter mornings, University of Delaware junior Audrey Keen was already hard at work by 7 a.m., caring for a 2,200-acre horse farm. 

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Dream Nation Delivers Upset In Preferred Trot

  • Monday, February 21, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

A solid group of top level trotters squared off in Monday’s $36,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and the class jumping Dream Nation pulled off a 13-1 upset in the featured affair.

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Truffles Too Sweeps Family Day Trotting Series

  • Monday, February 21, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

After being perfect in the preliminary legs of the Family Day Trotting Series, Truffles Too was just as perfect in the final of Monday’s $33,400 final at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Becky Healey: Broodmare manager at Winbak Farm

  • Sunday, February 13, 2022 | Victoria Howard

Growing up in New York, young Becky Healey often attended harness racing’s greatest racetrack, Roosevelt Raceway. From the time it opened its doors in 1940 until closing in 1988, Roosevelt Raceway was “where it all began.”

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Harness: Profile of Winbak Farm GM Jack Burke

  • Thursday, February 10, 2022 | Derick Giwner

For many of the participants in harness racing it is almost preordained at birth that they will be involved in the sport. For Jack Burke, he had no involvement until his 20s and now finds himself as General Manager of one of the biggest breeding operations in the sport, Winbak Farm.

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Moments of Joy wins at Dover

  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | Dover Downs Publicity

Dover, DE – Moments of Joy benefitted from a perfect journey and won the mares condition pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night (Feb. 9).

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2022 Goshen Yearling Sale date announced

  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | Tim Bojarski

Middletown, NY — Goshen Standardbred Horse Sales has announced that its 2022 Goshen Yearling Sale will be held on Monday (Sept. 12) at noon at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, N.Y. The deadline for all consignments made to this sale is Monday (June 13).

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Truffles Too Triumphs In Family Day Trotting Series

  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Round one of the Family Day Trotting Series went postward along with another Pop Up Series for conditioned claiming pacers during Monday's 10-race card at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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2021 O'Brien Award Winners Announced

  • Sunday, February 6, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Standardbred Canada announced the winners of the 2021 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, February 6.

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Tioga Downs to host NYSS Day of Champions

  • Friday, February 4, 2022 | Tioga Downs

Nichols, NY — The New York Sire Stakes annual year-end championships will not require lights this season, as Tioga Downs will host the event with a special 1 p.m. post time...

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2021 Virtual OBrien Awards will be video streamed Sunday

  • Friday, February 4, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Mississauga, ON — The 2021 Virtual O’Brien Awards will be video streamed on standardbredcanada.ca on Sunday (Feb. 6) from 7–8:30 p.m. (EST).

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2022 OSAS Annual Stallion Auction

  • Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | OSAS

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society’s annual stallion auction has been scheduled to run from February 10 to 13, 2022.

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Six New Stallions Will Stand in Ontario in 2022

  • Monday, January 31, 2022 | Ontario Sires Stakes

Six new stallions will join the Standardbred ranks in Ontario in 2022, for a total of 55 registered Ontario Sires.

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Miami Open To Blank Stare

  • Thursday, January 27, 2022 | Miami Valley Raceway

Blank Stare became the fourth different winner of Miami Valley’s weekly Open I Pace on Thursday as the Southwestern Ohio oval completed its fourth full week of the 87-day 2022 meet.

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Beach Blanket Book rolls to 1:51.4 score in $10,000 Open at Rosecroft

  • Monday, January 24, 2022 | Pete Medhurst, for Rosecroft Raceway

Ft. Washington, MD — The sprint for the first turn can determine who wins and loses a lot of the time in harness racing.

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Delaware Valley USHWA stallion breedings available via onGait.com

  • Monday, January 24, 2022 | Delaware Valley Chapter of USHWA

Harrington, DE — Stallion breedings to benefit the Delaware Valley Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association are currently available online at onGait.com.

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Kays Shadow Cruises In Pop Up

  • Saturday, January 22, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Off the 3-5 favourite, Kays Shadow shot to the front and maintained command all through the mile to post a 1:58.3 victory.

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Game Of Shadows rolls to her third straight at The Meadows today

  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | Evan Pattak for MSOA

Washington, PA — Hammered down to 1-9, Game Of Shadows made that money look mighty smart as she rolled to her third straight victory in Wednesday’s (Jan. 19) feature at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows, a $12,100 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.

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Kays Shadow Sharp In Pop Up

  • Saturday, January 15, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Sent the slight choice at 6-5, Kays Shadow protected position from the pylon post and never looked back to score a 1:59.4 victory in the opening round of Pop-Up Series action at Flamboro Downs on Saturday (Jan. 15).

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Herculisa named Ohio 3-year-old Trotting Filly of the Year

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 | Frank Fraas, OHHA Outreach and PR Coordinator

Grove City, OH — From the end of June until the beginning of October, Herculisa flexed her muscles, winning seven times in eight starts. The strong showing resulted in her being named the 2021 Ohio 3-year-old Trotting Filly of the Year.

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A Family (Black Tie) Affair

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Desperate Man has provided the Cecchins with many family memories over the course of the year and now the team behind the North America Cup champion will get to enjoy another special evening together as they celebrate their O’Brien Award finalist next month.

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Save Me A Dance takes 2022 Opening Night feature at Yonkers

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022 | Yonkers Raceway Media

Yonkers, NY — The 2022 meet at Yonkers Raceway got going on Monday night (Jan. 10), and it was Save Me A Dance who won the featured $39,000 Open Handicap Pace in 1:53.3.

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Striving For Excellence

  • Monday, January 10, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

The Winbak Farm Winner’s Circle at Woodbine Mohawk Park was a happy haven for many who celebrated victories both big and small in Canadian harness racing in 2021. It’s a place to take a moment and recognize the hard work that goes into producing a champion. And it’s a place where Winbak’s own Pat Woods had the chance to celebrate the pinnacle of an O’Brien Award-worthy season.

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Franks Angel Narrowly Prevails

  • Friday, January 7, 2022 | Standardbred Canada

Franks Angel ($7.60) took full advantage of a pocket ride to kick off his five-year-old season on a winning note, wedging off the pegs at the eighth pole and narrowly collaring pacesetter Scene A Magician to capture Friday's (Jan. 7) $10,000 Preferred 3 Trot at The Raceway at the Western Fair District.

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