Jo-Anne Wardlaw Passes
Nov 27  Jo-Anne Wardlaw, wife of well known horseman Pete Wardlaw, passed away last night at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario, after battling cancer. She was 64...

Post Time Changes At Western Fair
Nov 27  The Ontario Racing Commission announced today their approval of two post time changes for The Raceway at Western Fair District for Boxing Day and New Year's Eve...


Girls Taking On Boys In TVG Final
Nov 26  Bee A Magician and Maven (with new ownership) will face off against eight top male free for all trotters in Saturday’s $500,000 TVG Final at the Meadowlands. Herb Liverman...

Monticello Cancels Today
Nov 25  Due to the impending heavy snowstorm, Monticello Raceway is cancelling its live race card today. Also canceled are the morning qualifiers on Wednesday as well as the evening ...


Hayes Farm Sold
Nov 25  The final chapter for the farm owned by Dr. John Hayes and Beejay Stables is about to be written. The picturesque property located at Beamsville, Ontario has been sold and ...

Quinn's Harness Connection
Nov 25  Pat Quinn, the highly regarded NHL coach who passed away earlier this week, is pictured with pacer Grangers Pride after jogging the horse at Exhibition Park in a photo accompanying...

Mister Big To Ohio
Nov 24  Mister Big, the richest Canadian-sired Standardbred of all time and a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, will stand stud at Abby Stables in Ohio starting with the upcoming 2015...


Six Years And Counting For Montreal Racing
Nov 23  It has been nearly six years since the last race was staged at Hippodrome de Montreal in Montreal. The horse racing industry has been decimated in La Belle Province as ...

Le Grand Blond Wears The Crown
Nov 22  11-year-old Commander Crowe, the striking chestnut known to his legion of backers as Le Grand Blond, won the $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot on Saturday night...

McWicked Hangs On To Win Crown Final
Nov 22  McWicked gave Brian Sears his second 2014 Breeders Crown victory in tonight’s $531,250 final for three-year-old pacing colts. The field was reduced to eigh...


A Measure Of Redemption For Father Patrick
Nov 22  Before Saturday night's $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot, the last time Father Patrick raced at The Meadowlands was in the Hambletonian...

Campbell Sweeps Older Pace BC Finals
Nov 22  Less than an hour after winning the Open Pace final with a dramatic sweep down the stretch with Thinking Out Loud, John Campbell pulled the same move with Shelliscape...

Traceur Hanover Takes Home A Breeders Crown
Nov 22  Traceur Hanover made a big brush to the lead in the backstretch and held on from there to win the $500,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace in 1:51...


Thinking Out Loud Nails Sweet Lou At Wire
Nov 22  Bob McIntosh was using two very different ‘f’ words during the course of tonight’s $400,000 Breeders Crown open pace final at the Meadowlands. Let’s just say the second one was fantastic...

JK Shesalady Caps An Undefeated Season With A Crown
Nov 22  JK Shesalady may have Horse of the Year honours waiting for her across the continent after finishing off a 12-for-12 campaign with a 1:50.2 decision in the $500,000 Breeders Crown...

Pinkman Equals World Record
Nov 22  Given that trainer Jimmy Takter had five of the 10 starters in the $500,000 Breeders Crown final for two-year-old trotting colts tonight at the Meadowlands, it’s not surprising...

Dover Downs In Jeopardy
Nov 22  There was a time that Dover Downs was the poster child for slot machine enhanced purse money for horse racing. Those days are at an end. The casino business ...

Bob McIntosh Looks For Sweet 16 Crown Win
Nov 22  “John and I go way back to when we were kids at Western Fair. He started driving for me 30-some years ago and I always say, when you’ve got John, you’ve got Allstate, you’re in good hands...

Reflections On First Breeders Crown
Nov 22  Thirty years ago, on a similar fall Saturday afternoon, Marcia Hamilton was doing what so many caretakers around the country are doing right now: getting their horses ready...

Sebastian K Among Winners In Meadowlands' Qualifiers
Nov 22  There were just five qualifiers on a blustery Breeders Crown Saturday morning at the Meadowlands, held under sunny skies with temperatures in the mid-30s and a considerable...

Sayitall BB Rewards Her Owners' Faith
Nov 21  Owners Burke Racing Stable LLC. and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. supplemented Sayitall BB to the Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Pace for $62,500, and that gamble paid off...

Shake It Cerry Sensational In Crown Final
Nov 21  Shake It Cerry has been close to unbeatable this season and the three-year-old trotting filly was once again first to the finish line in tonight's $500,000 Breeders Crown final ...

No Issues Tonight For Mission Brief
Nov 21  Mission Brief has been her own worst enemy at times this season, making costly breaks and taking away her chances to win major stakes events, but she was straight and strong on Friday...

Bee A Magician Scores Second Straight Breeders Crown
Nov 21  Last year’s Horse of the Year in both Canada and the US, Bee A Magician, needed no magic in tonight’s $250,000 Breeders Crown for trotting mares as she relied on sheer talent...

Robin Cruiser Does In Distaff Feature
Nov 21  Yonkers Raceway’s Friday night $35,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace was won by a cone-skimming Robin Cruiser and Jordon Stratton. Unhurried early from post ...

Ten Crown Starters For Fielding
Nov 21  John Fielding has 10 good reasons to leave Barbados and fly to New York City on Friday. The Toronto owner and member of Woodbine Entertainment Group’s Board of Directors...

Shooters Dream Takes Meadows' Feature
Nov 21  Shooters Dream moved relentlessly first over to wear down the leader, Visible Gold, and capture Friday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace...

Harrah's Thanksgiving Draw Schedule
Nov 21  Harrah's has released the draw schedule for the upcoming (US) Thanksgiving week as follows...

Red Hot Herbie Tops Blooded Horse Sale
Nov 21  Attracted by a catalogue loaded with young racehorses, buyers were undaunted by the extreme cold as they sought to bolster their stables for winter racing. It was the strongest...

On The Road With Commander Crowe
Nov 21  Karoliina Oinonen has been around the world with trotting star Commander Crowe, but there is one more place she hopes to visit before returning to Europe next week...

Breeders Crown Entrants Clear Testing
Nov 21  The New Jersey Racing Commission has cleared the out of competition tests screened to date on entrants in the $5.5 million Breeders Crown races to be held tonight and tomorrow...

Two Steppin Sally's Legacy In Breeders Crown Finalists
Nov 20  Fred Hertrich III says he isn’t a seller or a buyer. “I’m a trader,” said Hertrich about his activities surrounding any horse sale. As the owner of Allamerican Harnessbreds...

Breeders Crown Testing Information
Nov 20  "I'd like to be crystal clear on this issue. My partners and I did not make the financial investment, nor do we intend to endure the endless parade of headaches associated with running the Meadowlands in order to provide a place for dishonest people...

Hempt & Simpson Honoured By Breeders Crown
Nov 20  Two of the trademark crystal trophies that have graced the Breeders Crown championship series since 1984 will bear additional etching from this year forward in memory of two ...

Glamour Boy Division Wide Open
Nov 20  The race for divisional honours could become clearer, or further muddled, depending on the outcome of Saturday’s $531,250 Breeders Crown...

Johnson Allowed To Train Crown Entrants Despite Suspension
Nov 20  Despite the fact that the Ontario Racing Commission suspended trainer Corey Johnson indefinitely this past Monday, scratching all five of his horses entered at Woodbine that evening, he will be allowed...

Not So Fast Kim Says Ponder
Nov 20  The pacing sire Ponder has been in the news of late thanks to the exploits of his two-year-old pacing colt Go Daddy Go, a winner of a Breeders Crown elimination last weekend...

Hayes A Modern Legend Fan
Nov 20  "(Modern Legend) is the product of how horses are not trained in 2014. You don't very often find it where the Dave Drews succeed at the Canadian Pacing Derby level because ...

Steacy Hopes Breeders Crown Success Continues
Nov 19  Lansdowne, Ontario, trainer Mark Steacy has a pretty good batting average in the Breeders Crown. The trainer of Harper Blue Chip, who is entered in this Saturday's three-...

In The Arsenal Saddled With Post 10
Nov 19  The dreaded 10 hole has landed on In The Arsenal like a 100 megaton bomb. It was the two-year-old pacing colt’s fate in last week’s Breeders Crown eliminations, and driver...

Batavia Cancels Live Racing & Qualifiers
Nov 19  As a result of the massive lake effect snowstorm that has dumped as much as six feet of snow over much of western New York, Batavia Downs has been forced to cancel its live...

Training & Qualifiers Cancelled At WEG
Nov 19  Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to advise horse people that due to recent freezing temperatures, qualifiers for this Friday at Mohawk Racetrack have been cancelled...

Gallie Bythe Beach Looks For Better Results
Nov 19  Jim Campbell was happy to see Gallie Bythe Beach repeat as a Breeders Crown elimination winner, but the trainer will be even more delighted if the parallels to last year end...

Campbell, McIntosh & Ponder Sons In Crown
Nov 18  “He’s fun to be around and pretty to look at.” John Campbell wasn’t referring to his long time friend and fellow Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh, but rather...

Final Four Breeders Crown Fields Drawn
Nov 18  The last four Breeders Crown finals were drawn at a news conference this afternoon. All 12 fields are now set for the finals which will be raced this Friday and Saturday at...

Smooth Transition To WEG For Henry
Nov 18  Trevor Henry is no stranger to winning races. The 43-year-old Arthur, Ontario, resident has won over 5,000 races in his career and is currently Canada’s leading driver, but what is ...

Stallion News
Nov 18  With the 2015 breeding season around the corner, many farms are making announcements regarding stud fees and new additions to the stallion barns. Here are the...

McIntosh On Go Daddy Go
Nov 17  Bob McIntosh named Go Daddy Go because he thought it would make for a good stretch call by announcers. He has been proven to be right on the money. Last Saturday night that two...

Hanover Shoe Farms Announces 2015 Fees
Nov 17  Hanover Shoe Farms has announced the 2015 service fees for the stallions it stands at stud. All of the books are subject to close without notice. Andover Hall...

Over $100,000 Raised At Waples Tribute
Nov 17  Event organizers for the recent tribute evening for Ron and Keith Waples at Mohawk Racetrack released today the results of the fundraising effort for Paula and Paige Austin...

More On Palone's Record
Nov 15  “I love racing horses. It's my passion. It's the friendships in the paddock; it isn't necessarily the race. It's going out and competing against my buddies, then turning the page and going...

Ontario Owned Colts Take Freshman Crown Trot Elims
Nov 15  Pinkman (Yannick Gingras) tipped out to trot down the middle of the track and posted a 1:54.1 win in the first $25,000 elimination for the Breeders Crown two-year-old colt...

Maven Beats The Boys
Nov 15  Maven and Yannick Gingras took on the boys and came out the best on Saturday night at the Meadowlands in a $25,000 elimination race for the $500,000 Breeders Crown ...

Canadian Colts Capture Crown Elims
Nov 15  Ontario-sired Go Daddy Go and John Campbell gutted it out to the wire to win the $25,000 elimination for next week’s $500,000 Breeders Crown on Saturday at the Meadowlands...

Five Straight For Always B Miki
Nov 15  Always B Miki and driver David Miller made it five in a row and nine of the last 10 as he won his $25,000 Breeders Crown elimination race on Saturday at the Meadowlands in...

Track Record For Rosie In Crown Prep
Nov 15  Riveting Rosie wasn’t messing around tonight at Woodbine Racetrack in preparation for next Friday’s Breeders Crown final. The three-year-old daughter of Muscle Mass...

Breeders Crown Fields Drawn
Nov 15  Post positions for the $500,000 freshman Breeders Crown filly pace and trot finals and the $593,750 three-year-old filly pace were drawn tonight at The Meadowlands...

Svanstedt To Have Mr Picolit Again
Nov 15  In the wake of the north American success of European trotter Sebastian K, the connections of Mr Picolit have elected to send the horse to former trainer Ake Svenstedt to race on this...

High Profile Qualifiers At Big M
Nov 15  A few high-profile trotters who weren't required to race in Breeders Crown eliminations used this morning qualifiers as a prep for next week’s finals. The morning was sunny...

Christoforou Joins $100 Million Club
Nov 15  Chris Christoforou surpassed $100 million in career earnings Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. Christoforou, 43, entered the evening just $4,119 shy of the $100 million mark ...

Riesberry Case To Supreme Court
Nov 15  The precedent setting case of trainer Derek Riesberry is heading for the Supreme Court of Canada. The 44 year-old is the first person to be charged criminally for giving a horse ...

More Breeders Crown Fields Set
Nov 14  Mission Brief and JK Shesalady, a pair of flashy two-year-old fillies, posted impressive victories on Friday night in the Breeders Crown eliminations at the Meadowlands...

Palone Breaks World Record
Nov 14  Already North America’s “winningest” harness racing driver, Dave Palone broke the world record today at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino when he notched career win 16,754 ...

Johnston On Big BC Victories
Nov 14  "A lot of things went right, including another great drive by Doug. There was no way to think this day would turn out as good as it did," explained trainer/owner Dennis Johnston as ...

Svenstedt To Florida With 70
Nov 14  Sweden's Ake Svenstedt will be based this winter at Palema Trotting with a team of 70 horses for his second year in North America. With open trotter Sebastian K...

OSS Well Represented In Breeders Crown
Nov 14  A total of 16 Ontario-sired performers will compete in the Breeders Crown races at the Meadowlands, which have attracted the top harness horses from across North America...

Autumn Series Kicks Off For Sophomore Fillies
Nov 13  Three-year-old fillies were in the spotlight Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack for round one of the Autumn Series. Three $15,000 divisions on both the...

More Breeders Crown Notes
Nov 13  When young trotter Cruzado Dela Noche went off stride at the start of his second lifetime race, trainer Nancy Johansson might have been disappointed, but when she watched...

Hes Watching Returns To Favourite Track
Nov 13  Hes Watching returns Saturday to the site of his biggest win, the Meadowlands Racetrack, and trainer Dave Menary is hopeful it will spark a return to winning form...

Reflections On Harrisburg Auction
Nov 13  With the Harrisburg yearling sale nearly one week in the past, The Harness Edge asked some of Canada's leading trainers their thoughts on the sale and what it says about the state...

Bax & Stubborn Belle Now On Same Page
Nov 13  It might have taken a while, but Peterborough, Ontario, trainer John Bax has gotten the best kind of “stubborn” from two-year-old filly trotter Stubborn Belle. "She's a lot...

Breeders Crown News & Notes
Nov 13  Trace Tetrick is ready to make his Breeders Crown debut Friday night at the Meadowlands, but the 28-year-old driver is looking to treat the occasion like any other race...

Horse Of Year For JK Shesalady?
Nov 13  There can be little doubt that if J K Shesalady wins the Breeders Crown the end of next week she will be voted overall Harness Horse of the Year in the United States. Even her trainer...

Western Vintage To Stand Stud In Ohio
Nov 12  Owners Perry Soderberg and Marvin Katz have announced that Western Vintage, by Western Ideal and out of the Art Major mare Major Harmony, will be standing the 2015 breeding season...

Bettors Delight Mare Wins NZ Cup
Nov 12  Adore Me, a five-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight won the $714,000 New Zealand Cup, the most coveted race in that country. At Addington Raceway in Christchurch...

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