Category Archives: In the Press

Happy 34th To The Big M | Standardbred Canada

Happy 34th To The Big M | Standardbred Canada. It’s 34 years ago today that the Meadowlands opened its doors and night-time mile track harness racing was introduced to the Metropolitan area of New York for the first time. Here’s … Continue reading

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A Pedigree To Drool Over | Standardbred Canada

A Pedigree To Drool Over | Standardbred Canada. Here’s what you get when you cross one the most heralded pacers in the history of standardbred racing with one of the great broodmares of all time. Hanover Shoe Farms recently welcomed … Continue reading

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Another Beach For MacGrath?- Truro Daily News

Another ‘Beach? – Local – News – Truro Daily News. Don’t expect another miracle from Weigh the Odds, says trainer MacGrath Common wisdom tells us it’s one of the most unlikely occurrences; something that happens only to the insanely lucky. … Continue reading

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A Matchup That Will Never Happen | Standardbred Canada

A Matchup That Will Never Happen | Standardbred Canada. While these two horses will never meet on the track and pedigree predicts they’ll never meet in the breeding shed, the battle for supremacy among two potential future stars of harness … Continue reading

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Somebeachsomewhere Book Closed | Standardbred Canada

Somebeachsomewhere Book Closed | Standardbred Canada. For the second straight year, harness racing’s Racehorse of the Decade Somebeachsomewhere’s book is full and closed and features some of the top pacing mares in the sport. The Hanover Shoe Farms stallion’s highly … Continue reading

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Somebeachsomewhere-Bunny Lake Foal Arrives | Standardbred Canada

Somebeachsomewhere-Bunny Lake Foal Arrives | Standardbred Canada. It can be argued that Somebeachsomewhere and Bunny Lake are the best male and female pacers of all time, respectively. They both cultivated big followings, with fans tuning in virtually every time they … Continue reading

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From the great white north – Bax takes aim at Elitlopp

From the great white north – Bax takes aim at Elitlopp. He has made the trip twice before, but traveling to Scandinavia with a top trotter in tow never gets old for Peterborough, Ontario harness racing trainer John Bax. In … Continue reading

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Sue Smith’s ‘Kourage Kids’ is devoted to Courage Under Fire

Sue Smith’s ‘Kourage Kids’ is devoted to Courage Under Fire. Courage Under Fire is more than just a champion racehorse and quality stallion. The 14-year-old son of In The Pocket has harness racing fans all over the world, and one … Continue reading

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First Foal For Marnie Hall | Standardbred Canada

First Foal For Marnie Hall | Standardbred Canada. Millionaire Blissfull Hall mare Marnie Hall was highly successful on the racetrack, but now her connections are hoping her prowess for success has been transferred to the breeding shed. Owned by Daniel … Continue reading

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Illusionist’s First Foal Born | Standardbred Canada

Illusionist’s First Foal Born | Standardbred Canada. Trot Insider has received photos of the first foal of millionaire pacing mare Illusionist, sired by harness racing’s racehorse of the decade Somebeachsomewhere Owner Dave Lumsden describes the filly, born Monday night, as … Continue reading

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Truro Daily News – Final card before mid-winter break

The Truro Daily News, Nova Scotia : Sports | Final card before mid-winter break. Tomorrow afternoon marks the final card of live racing at Truro Raceway before the traditional live racing mid-winter break. The anticipated return date is the first … Continue reading

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A Look Through Burton’s Lens | Standardbred Canada

A Look Through Burton’s Lens | Standardbred Canada. While Kyle Burton has never had an inkling to sit behind a horse despite growing up in a family fully immersed in harness racing, the 17-year-old high school student is instead enjoying … Continue reading

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Somebeachsomewhere foal born

Harness Racing Newsroom – USTA – USTROTTING. Columbus, OH – One of the first foals by Somebeachsomewhere is on the ground, according to reports from Steiner Stock Farm. On Tuesday night (Jan. 19), the Real Desire mare, Desirable Cindy, foaled … Continue reading

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Race And Racehorse Of The Decade | Standardbred Canada

Race And Racehorse Of The Decade | Standardbred Canada. Today we present the fourth and final installment of Harness Racing’s Best of the Decade as chosen by some of the biggest names in North American racing. From the people who … Continue reading

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GuelphMercury.com – Sports – Ontario Sires Stakes program magnet for top-flight stallions

GuelphMercury.com – Sports – Ontario Sires Stakes program magnet for top-flight stallions. By any measure, the lucrative Ontario Sires Stakes program has long been the envy of the harness racing world. Now the $19.8-million program can take credit for landing … Continue reading

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Ross Galbraith Voted 2009 Cam Fella Award Recipient | Standardbred Canada

Ross Galbraith Voted 2009 Cam Fella Award Recipient | Standardbred Canada. Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ross Galbraith, chair of the New Brunswick Horse Racing Industry Association and one of the committee members responsible for the creation of … Continue reading

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Standardbreds Forever Photo Gallery | Standardbred Canada

Standardbreds Forever Photo Gallery | Standardbred Canada. Trot Insider has compiled a thorough photo gallery on one of Alberta’s biggest days of harness racing – the Standardbreds Forever Day that took place on December 19. “Standardbreds Forever was all about … Continue reading

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Help Feed Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia News – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Help Feed Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia News – TheChronicleHerald.ca. CBC’s Feed Nova Scotia Day returns on Friday. Volunteers will be outside the CBC building on the corner of South Park and Sackville Streets collecting cash and food donations from … Continue reading

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Miller Excited About Beach’s Sister | Standardbred Canada

Miller Excited About Beach’s Sister | Standardbred Canada. Trainer Erv Miller has spoken with Trot Insider in regard to Someheartsomewhere, the yearling full sister to harness racing great Somebeachsomewhere. Miller discussed the trips he has gone with the filly and … Continue reading

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Atlantic Bursary Winners Announced | Standardbred Canada

Atlantic Bursary Winners Announced | Standardbred Canada. Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the winners of four $1,000 bursaries for the 2009 Atlantic Bursary program. Samantha LaPierre, 21, of Charlottetown, PEI, Morgan MacInnis, 18, of Summerside, PEI, Nicholas Oakes, 20, … Continue reading

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Somebeachsomewhere Inspires Art | Standardbred Canada

Somebeachsomewhere Inspires Art | Standardbred Canada. A two-by-four foot pencil drawing of the great Somebeachsomewhere was recently unveiled at co-owner and trainer Brent MacGrath’s place of business in Truro, N.S. The fantastic sketch by artist Robb Scott shows ‘Beach’ flying … Continue reading

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Half sister to Well Said fetches $300,000 for Australian buyer

Half sister to Well Said fetches $300,000 for Australian buyer. Hip number 67, Look And Listen, the Rocknroll Hanover half sister to Little Brown Jug winner and multi millionaire harness racing star, Well Said, sold for $300,000 on Monday (Nov. … Continue reading

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Promote the Drivers | Standardbred Canada

Promote the Drivers | Standardbred Canada. It is time to reward our drivers and make them the marquee athletes that can attract the public.  In the never ending discussion about who is more important in our sport, the horse or … Continue reading

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Muscle Hill ends career with Breeders Crown win

Source: The Sports Network – Harness Racing Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Leading harness horse Muscle Hill posted one final victory Saturday night before he heads off to stallion service. The colt powered to victory in the $617,880 Breeders Crown … Continue reading

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Highlights from Mohawk’s 2009 harness racing

Highlights from Mohawk’s 2009 harness racing. All good things must come to an end, and so Monday evening, Mohawk racetrack presented its final harness racing race card of the 2009 season. On Thursday, October 8, racing will return to its … Continue reading

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