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2022-12-05T11:31:19-05:00December 5, 2022|

2023 Stallion Registration Open

TORONTO, December 5, 2022 – Stallion registration with the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) program for the 2023 breeding year is now open. The deadline for registration is January 16, 2023. Stallion owners/lessees can register their stallion using the online form available here, or download the PDF form and mail it with payment to Ontario Racing.

2022-12-05T09:27:54-05:00December 5, 2022|

Hall of Fame Trotter Goodtimes Passes Away

The iconic trotter Goodtimes, who had an indelible impact on the sport of harness racing, has been laid to rest. He was 31. One of the most talented Standardbreds ever produced in Canada, the son of Balanced Image from the Dream Of Glory mare Goodtime Kathy, was bred by Charles Armstrong and Gus Schickedanz and

2022-11-29T10:20:48-05:00November 28, 2022|

Bulldog Hanover Retirement Ceremony Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park

MILTON, November 28, 2022 – Woodbine Entertainment and Ontario Racing today announced a retirement ceremony for Bulldog Hanover, the World’s Fastest Standardbred, will be held this Saturday (December 3) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. As part of Saturday’s festivities, racing fans will have the great opportunity to take a photo with Bulldog Hanover starting at 6

2022-11-11T15:37:37-05:00November 3, 2022|

SIP Committee Soliciting Input on OSS Program

TORONTO, November 3, 2022 – Ontario Racing’s Standardbred Improvement Program (SIP) committee is dedicated to ensuring the SIP and its flagship Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) remain industry leading programs.  In the spirit of that endeavor the SIP committee is engaging in a consultation process with industry stakeholders to shape the program beginning with the 50th

2022-10-26T15:56:19-04:00October 26, 2022|

Righteous Resolve Looking for Crowing Achievement to Incredible Freshman Season

MILTON, October 26, 2022 – In over 40 years training standardbreds, John Bax has seen a lot. So, it carries weight when he calls a moment as surreal. Surreal is how the Campbellville resident described winning the 2001 Breeders Crown for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings with Duke Of York, a feat he’s looking to

2022-10-20T15:51:03-04:00October 19, 2022|

Breeders Crown Eliminations Ontario Sired Preview

MILTON, October 19, 2022 – The Breeders Crown, harness racing’s season ending championships are returning to Woodbine Mohawk, with $6.7 USD in purse money across 12 divisions on October 28 and 29. The action gets underway this weekend with eliminations on October 21 and 22 for eight of the 12 divisions. 17 Ontario Sired competitors

2022-10-17T13:00:50-04:00October 15, 2022|

Cold Creek Queso Finishes Season Hot to Earn Super Final Glory

MILTON, October 15, 2022 – Standardbred owner Dan Walker of Cold Creek Standardbred in Grafton got a phone call from his trainer, Murray Brethour of Sunderland, about a week after sending Brethour one of the farm's homebreds in the late fall of 2020. On Saturday night Walker remembered, “Murray calls me and says, “You know

2022-10-15T23:37:00-04:00October 15, 2022|

Stockade Seelster Sensational In Super Final

MILTON, October 15, 2022 – Stockade Seelster stamped himself as one of the best two-year-old pacing colts in the history of the Ontario Sires Stakes with another impressive performance in tonight’s $225,000 Gold Super Final at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Jody Jamieson had the son of State Treasurer away third in the early going and watched

2022-10-15T23:33:07-04:00October 15, 2022|

Clan Christoforou Conducts Upset in Sophomore Trotting Super Final

MILTON, October 15, 2022 – Safe Conduct, close in many of his recent Ontario Sire Stakes contests put it all together at exactly the right moment, closing strongly to win the $225,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Super Final for his three-year-old trotting males group at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday. The gelded son of Archangel, starting

2022-10-15T22:49:25-04:00October 15, 2022|

Mischievous Rose Upsets in Sophomore Trotting Fillies Final

MILTON, October 15, 2022 – The third race of the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Super Final saw the series finale’s second straight upset winner, with Mischievous Rose besting the heavily favoured Adare Castle. The three-year-old trotting fillies finale came down to the wire, with the victor pulling ahead of the odds-on favourite in deep stretch.