The second leg of the Blossom Series continued on Thursday evening (April 5) at Woodbine and it was harness racing trainer George Teague, Jr. and driver Jody Jamieson pairing up to capture both $30,000 divisions with Yagonnakissmeornot and Arm In Arm.
Harness racing trainer Frank O'Reilly will be looking to make the most of his trip to Woodbine on Monday night as he sends out a pair of entries in the $75,000 Lifetime Dream Trotting Series final.
Harness racing trainer Frank O'Reilly sent a pair of four-year-old mares postward in the first round of the Lifetime Dream Trotting Series Thursday night at Woodbine and both captured the lion's share of the $25,000 purse.
Traverse Seelster's Grassroots harness racing foes breathed a sigh of relief when the entries for Friday's Gold Eliminations at Grand River Raceway were published.
An impressive line up of 66 harness racing sophomore trotting fillies are headed to Grand River Raceway on Friday evening, battling over the Elora half-mile for a total of $192,000 in Grassroots purse money.
The number of members in the three-year-old trotting colt's undefeated club fell by one on Saturday night as Count Strike bested Frill Seeker in the first of three $24,000 harness racing Grassroots divisions at Sudbury Downs.
Brandon CS, driven by Sylvain Filion, cleared to the lead before the half and held off all challengers in the $50,000harness racing Bridger final tonight at Mohawk. In the early going, Leave Your Mark (Scott Zeron) took command before the first station in :29.3 with Back To Peace (Jack Moiseyev) sitting second.
One week after capturing the $100,000 Dream Of Glory Final, three-year-old trotting colt Traverse Seelster returned to Hanover Raceway and picked up his third straight harness racing victory over the half-mile oval.
Saturday night featured Hanover Raceway's richest prize, the $100,000 Dream of Glory Final. This year, the overwhelming bettor's choice delivered in a big way for the thousands that were in attendance. Traverse Seelster left from post position three with Hall of Famer Doug Brown in the sulky.
When the best older trotters in North America compete in the $300,000 Nat Ray on August 5 at The Meadowlands, last year's winner, Slave Dream, will not be lining up behind the gate. Slave Dream, a six-year-old son of Pearsall Hanover-Hungarie F, had surgery to remove a chip out of his front-right ankle following his third-place finish in the $220,750 Titan Cup on July 2.
Hanover is ready for its biggest night of the season. Over 1,000 people attended Hanover Raceway Saturday night for the harness racing 'Dream of Glory' Eliminations. In the first elimination, Starlitestarbrite, driven by Trevor Henry who shares ownership with Daniel McCann of Parkhill, got off the gate quickly and was first to the quarter pole in 29 seconds flat.
A trio of three-year-old trotting colts were able to pick up their second straight Grassroots trophies in Ontario Sires Stakes harness racing action at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday evening.
Local trotter Daily Blog earned a Grassroots trophy in his first provincial outing on Saturday evening, eking out a nose victory in his $24,000 division at Kawartha Downs. The three-year-old trotting gelding and harness racing trainer-driver Roger Mayotte closed hard in the stretch to get a nose in front of pocket sitter Here Comes Numbers and claim the 1:59.2 victory.
Slave Dream begins his bid for his fourth straight Meadowlands stakes harness racing title in the $40,000 prep for the Titan Cup on Friday night (june 24). He will be joined in the third race feature by Arch Madness, Buck I St Pat, Enough Talk, Four Starz Speed and Pilgrims Chuckie. The six prep race entrants will meet four others - Corleone Kosmos, Lucky Jim and Neighsay Hanover - in the $220,750 Titan Cup final on Saturday, July 2.
Mutinys Child led the parade of three-year-old trotting fillies out of the tunnel at Western Fair Raceway on Tuesday night (May 24) and then led her harness racing peers around the half mile oval to the quickest victory of seven $24,000 Grassroots divisions.
After having a very successful campaign last season, harness racing trainer Frank O'Reilly was very optimistic with Slave Dream coming into this season, and the gelded son sure didn't disappoint in his toughest task of this campaign.