Northfield Park is announcing the addition of a $7,500 Pick-5 total pool guarantee to Friday’s (June 7) program.
It's been over a decade since harness racing driver Sylvain Filion won his first and only Breeders Crown championship. On Saturday night at Woodbine, he'll have half a dozen chances to make a return trip to the winner's circle.
Won The West, two-time divisional champion who boasts harness racing purses of $3.9 million, will be officially retired on Friday night (August 17) at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
Harness racing driver Sylvain Filion took a circuitous route to get to Saturday's $1.5 Hambletonian final at the Meadowlands with Prestidigitator. Last Saturday, flight delays almost caused Filion and Jody Jamieson (driver of Hambletonian elimination winner Knows Nothing) to miss their assignments.
When Ms Goliath lines up behind the gate in the inaugural Girls' Night Out Pacing Series on Friday evening at Mohawk, she possesses one trait that separates herself from her harness racing rivals: she's a mother. Last year, Ms Goliath, an 11-time winner, gave birth to a colt by Bettors Delight named The Right Fit.
Atoka Woodstock continued his hot harness racing streak on Wednesday night (June 13) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.
Henry and Holliday steal the show on Ladies' Night. There was plenty of great harness racing action on Saturday night, as Hanover Raceway hosted Ladies' Night.
It's no secret that Sylvain Filion has made a name for himself while driving on the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) harness racing circuit. The native of Saint-Andre-D'Argenteuil, Quebec has consecutively earned over $1 million each year since 1993.
It takes a special lady to compete against the boys on the racetrack. Harness racing trainer Jimmy Takter says undefeated See You At Peelers is just that kind of girl. Takter is sending the 3-year-old filly up against a field of five males in Saturday's $307,734 Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers Raceway. (Race 9, estimated 10:10 p.m. post.)
Mach Three three year old Drain Daddy put in a super effort to score in the hands of harness racing driver Rick Zeron in the first elimination of the $500,000 Upper Canada Cup in a swift 1:50.4 to beat another son of Mach Three in Mach It Big driven by Jody Jamieson. Live and Learn (Life Sign) finished third.
If you ever wanted a member of the famous Filion harness racing family to drive your horse well then you are spoilt for choices. There's 25 of them registered to drive in North America and a further 21 listed as trainers. But amidst all of the names there are two that stand out - Herve and his nephew Sylvain.
All 64 of the three-year-olds competing in eight Grassroots harness racing semifinals at Western Fair Raceway on Saturday night (October 16) have the same objective - to earn a berth in next weekend's Championship - but if Texas Seelster falls short of his goal Bob and Barbara Parker will still be smiling all the way home to Dorchester.
The youngest Ontario Sires Stakes harness racing stars will line up in London on Friday, Oct. 15 as Western Fair Raceway plays host to eight $30,000 Grassroots Semifinals for the most gifted two-year-old trotters and pacers in the province.
Just Asign To Me extended his perfect Grassroots harness racing record to four in Tuesday evening's (September 14) two-year-old pacing colt Grassroots showdown at Georgian Downs.
Tuesday's fifth race at Georgian Downs features a clash of the harness racing two-year-old pacing colt titans, as four colts currently ranked in the top ten will square off in the fourth Grassroots event of their season.
On Saturday evening (August 22) Sudbury Downs harness racing fans got a taste of the excitement this season's two-year-old pacing colt crop has been generating when Just Asign To Me lowered the track record in the second of four $24,000 Grassroots divisions.