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James MacDonald has many reasons for confidence heading into Breeders Crown

James MacDonald admits past trips to drive in major stakes races at The Meadowlands in New Jersey have been daunting. But this…

The Conversational Caretaker

Emelia Gillespie is not a horse whisperer. On any evening when one of her standardbreds lines up behind the starter car at…

What a Rush! Dark Horse Bets App Delivers 48-1 Winner

TORONTO, September 29, 2021 – Dark Horse Bets ‘SmartPicks’ delivered a serious longshot special on September 24 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The…

Bax believes Mohawk Million will be a tremendous betting race

Trainer John Bax is predicting Saturday’s (Sept. 25) $1 million Mohawk Million at Woodbine Mohawk Park will be incredibly enticing to bettors….

A Metro Pace Dream Call For The Man Behind The Mic

Although admittedly it will be much easier said than done, Ken Middleton will, as he always has, call it like it is…

The Million-Dollar Gift

MILTON, September 10, 2021 – The handsome bay known as Desperate Man has been a little bit of everything over his short…

Jamieson excited for the chance to prove ‘Bulldog’ is the best in Pepsi North America Cup

MILTON, September 9, 2021 – Driver Jody Jamieson said he can’t wait for Saturday’s $1 million Pepsi North America Cup at Woodbine…

Crunching The Cup – 2021 Edition

MILTON, September 7, 2021 - The 38th edition of the Pepsi North America Cup is set for this Saturday (September 11) at...

McNair to send out five in Grand Circuit contests Saturday

MILTON, August 27, 2021 – As Grand Circuit action kicks off this weekend at Woodbine Mohawk Park, veteran Ontario trainer Gregg McNair…

Trip to the U.S. key to James MacDonald being top driver in Canada

MILTON, August 12, 2021 – To be the top driver in Canada, James MacDonald first had to prove himself in the United…

Despite long odds, Anderson hoping both he and Spy Booth can break their Hambletonian maidens

Dave Briggs for Woodbine.com  August 5, 2021 – David Anderson was in the process of moving to a new house in Aurora,…

Defending Johnston Cup champ Shawn Steacy excited about pressure to repeat

By Dave Briggs June 30, 2021 – Shawn Steacy calls being the defending Johnston Cup winner as the leading trainer in the…

Ben Baillargeon has strong start to Mohawk’s return to racing

By Dave Briggs – @dbriggs1969 June 18, 2021 – Benoit Baillargeon was more than ready when racing returned to Woodbine Mohawk Park…

The Weekly Wire – June 9

June 9, 2021 – As a horse racing fan, it can be difficult to keep up with all the major stories and…

The Week That Was – June 7

By Chris Lomon /@ChrisLomon Faith Wilson’s faith in herself pays off, a new handicapper is odds-on to make her mark, a ‘Mallard’…

Century Farroh in tough from post seven in Saturday’s Battle of Lake Erie

By Dave Briggs June 4, 2021 – Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year will get his first stakes start of the year…

Wheels in motion: Saftic sets sights on 2021 goal

June 1, 2021 – Mike Saftic takes a brief moment to mull over the question. He’ll have to wait a little while…

The Week That Was – May 31, 2021

By Chris Lomon /@ChrisLomon A jockey goes the extra mile to net a career first, another rider returns to the saddle after…

Hambletonian champ Forbidden Trade faces tough test in Maxie Lee

By Dave Briggs May 27, 2021 – There has been no easing into the 2021 season for Forbidden Trade. On Sunday at…

Reigning 3-year-old male trotter of the year Amigo Volo slowly ramping up for 2021 campaign

By Dave Briggs May 20, 2021 – As a native New Zealander, trainer Nifty Norman comes by his laid-back approach naturally, which…

Undefeated Perfect Sting faces tough test to start sophomore campaign

By Dave Briggs May 14, 2021 – Hall of Fame trainer Joe Holloway said he wished his undefeated superstar Perfect Sting had…

Horseplayers Journal – Monday, March 29

HORSEPLAYERS JOURNAL – MONDAY, MARCH 29  – Robert Reid Jr.  BEST BET: Race 7 – #8 BOTTOMOFTHENINTH FREE PROGRAM – HPIBET.COM Race 1:…

Matt Bax: “To be shut down again would really hurt us all”

The following is written by Standardbred trainer Matt Bax. I’ve always said that you can’t be in horse racing if you don’t…

Protocols and Sign-Up for Owners Attending Live Racing

Owner Sign-Up Form: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 (Afternoon) Wednesday, December 23, 2020 (Evening) MILTON, November 18, 2020 – With Halton Region currently…