October 7, 2015

Easy 1-2-3 Guide Of SC Services

October 6, 2015 - At Standardbred Canada, we have a very strong stream of regulations, time restrictions and a graduated licensing process. We would like to introduce you to our Easy 1-2-3 Guide pertaining to some of our services and best practices. It is our hope that this will help you understand the different processes and ways to make things as easy as 1-2-3.

Our Easy Guide will help you understand our processes and requirements. Did you know that you can pay for many items or fill out some forms online on our eShop tab? Items such as eligibility fees, horse liability Insurance, horse for sale board, new foal applications, mare reports, locations reports, report of mares bred, full circle program, make stake payments, horse name change, items for sale board, membership renewals, pay an invoice, and purchase Trot subscriptions can all be completed online.

Of course, you are still welcome to call our office for help (905 )858-3060. We are open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Please note, our switchboard is closed from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. daily.

Our first segment will focus on transfers, recording of leases, and relieving you of liability of ownership, and the applicable fees associated. Be sure to pay attention to the fee schedule associated to the length of time it takes you to record a transfer.

Did you know?

  • If you are selling or purchasing a horse, you must apply for an “ownership transfer”. The application must be signed by the seller(s), dated and new owner(s) name section completed. If the horse is not electronically registered, the original registration certificate must be returned in our office. Don’t wait to file your application for transfer as application received within 3 months of the sale date is at a cheaper rate (fee schedule). The signature of the executor(s) of the Will must be received if transferred from an Estate.
  • If you are still the recorded owner of a horse that you have sold or given away, please be advised that you are still legally liable for that horse until a signed off transfer of ownership has been received in our offices. If you did sell a horse and this horse is still under your ownership, please sign and date a transfer form or the original registration certificate of that horse and return it to our office with a note “New Owners Unknown”. We will then remove your name as the registered owner.
  • SC has 3 types or registration; Full Registration (racing and breeding), Non-Racing Registration (breeding only) and Non-Breeding & Non-Racing Registration (Pleasure horse only).
  • If you have sold or are selling a horse, it is in your right to request that the registration be converted to a Non-Breeding & Non-Racing Registration (pleasure horse only) or to a Non-Racing Registration (breeding purposes only). To do so, you will be required to forward the appropriate agreement form signed by all owners to have the ownership removed or change and the registration of the horse converted to a Non-Breeding & Non-Racing Registration or Non-Racing Registration. There is no fee to convert the registration to a Non-Breeding & Non-Racing Registration or to a Non-Racing Registration. A fee of $75 plus the applicable Provincial taxes is required if a transfer is also requested.
  • A registration that was previously cancelled can be converted back to a full registration (Racing & breeding) or to a Non-Racing registration (for breeding only). An “Agreement for Converted Registration” must be signed by the owner(s) that had previously requested the registration to be converted. The fee for converting the registration back is $750 plus your Provincial taxes.
  • racing and/or breeding lease can be filed on any horse. If you have entered in to a lease agreement, you must file your agreement with our office. The agreement must include the commencing and ending date, any conditions that you may have and the fee of $47. The lease agreement must be signed by all the owner(s) and the lessee(s). In order to cancel a lease (even if the horse is being sold) acancellation of lease agreement form must be forwarded to the SC office.
  • If a horse is not electronically registered, the original registration certificate must be returned to the Association within 3 months of the date that an application for transfer has been received. Failure to will result in the Association to complete a request for duplicate registration and the fee of $113 will be charged to the person who the certificate was issued to. If the registration certificate has been lost or destroyed, a notarized declaration must be completed to that effect and forwarded to SC office with the appropriate fee of $47.

Be sure to check back often as we hope to add other topics on a regular basis

(Standardbred Canada)

Stage Set For Super Finals

October 6, 2015 - The brightest pacing and trotting stars of the Ontario Sires Stakes program will make their way to Woodbine Racetrack this Saturday, as the Rexdale oval hosts the $2-million Super Finals.

The finals – each worth $250,000 – offer a hefty financial reward to owners, and in many cases the finals could also decide which horses seal up divisional honours.

The races will be presented in the following order on Saturday evening:

Two-Year-Old Pacing Fillies – Race 2

L A Delight has been the dominant filly in not only the OSS this season, but the Grand Circuit, as well. The Bob McIntosh-trained homebred totes a 10-for-11 record into her assignment in addition to a bankroll that stands at $579,335. After tasting defeat in her first lifetime start, she’s rattled off 10 straight scores for the partnership of Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, C S X Stables and Al McIntosh Holdings Inc. The daughter of Bettors Delight-West Of L A and driver Randy Waples are scheduled to depart from Post 6.

Two-Year-Old Trotting Fillies – Race 3

Caprice Hill rides a four-race winning streak into her Super Final for trainer Tony Alagna, who has recruited the Bionic Man, Tim Tetrick, to drive the daughter of Kadabra-Bramasole. The recent Peaceful Way Stake champion, who will start from Post 7, enters her assignment with 6 wins from 7 starts and purse earnings of $337,730 for owner Tom Hill of Hamilton, ON.

Two-Year-Old Pacing Colts & Geldings – Race 5

Betting Line is the winningest and the richest in the field, and he’ll look to add to his impressive totals for trainer Casie Coleman. The son of Bettors Delight-Heathers Western will start from Post 5 for driver Chris Christoforou. The runner-up in this year’s Metro Pace is 5-for-9 this season, and his lifetime earnings stand at $356,258. He’s only finished off the board once for the partnership of West Wins Stable, Christine Calhoun and Mac Nichol.

Two-Year-Old Trotting Colts & Geldings – Race 6

Tony Soprano pummeled the foes he faced in his latest Gold Series division at Mohawk Racetrack, and the son of Kadabra-Windsong Soprano will look to keep the ball rolling from Post 5 for Hall of Famers, driver John Campbell and trainer Bob McIntosh. The three-time winner from nine starts has racked up purse earnings totaling $161,430 for the Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, Mardon Stables, Paradox Farm Inc and Dave Boyle.

Three-Year-Old Pacing Colts & Geldings – Race 7

Physicallyinclined and Reverend Hanover put on a thrilling stretch battle last week in the final Gold Series event of the season, and they’ll renew their rivalry on Saturday night. Physicallyinclined got the better of last year’s Super Final champ in their latest battle, winning in 1:50.2. Paul MacDonell will look to duplicate that feat from Post 4 with the Dr. Ian Moore-trained son of Mach Three-Artisticlyinclined. The career winner of $222,150 is owned by Nova Scotia partners, Bruce McGean and Sterling Feener. Reverend Hanover will do his best to win back-to-back Super Finals for trainer Casie Coleman and driver Chris Christoforou. The son of Sportswriter-Razzle My Tazzle will start from Post 7 looking at add to his cash stash which stands at $371,976.

Three-Year-Old Trotting Fillies – Race 8

Muscle Baby Doll and Elegant Serenity have mastered the art of winning races this season, and majority of the public’s dollars figures to be placed on their noses once again. Muscle Baby Doll, the runner-up in last year’s Two-Year-Old Filly Trot Super Final, departs from Post 2 for driver Doug McNair and trainer Tony O’Sullivan while Elegant Serenity and trainer/driver Roger Mayotte will be forced to deal with the dreaded 10-hole. Muscle Baby Doll is 8-for-11 this season, and the daughter of Muscle Mass-Have You Ever has racked up more than $437,000 for F Bellino And Sons LLC of Bronxville, NY. Elegant Serenity, a daughter of Kadabra-Elegantimage, is 6-for-10 this season for owner/breeder Doug Millard of Woodstock, ON. To date, she’s banked $388,683.

Three-Year-Old Trotting Colts & Geldings – Race 9

This tilt appears to be the most wide-open Super Final on the card, and leading the charge is this year’s Goodtimes Stake champ, Hemi Seelster. The son of Holiday Road-Hollywood Beauty will start from Post 4 for driver Steve Byron and trainer John Bax. The career winner of $294,503 will shoot for his fifth win of the season for Parkhill Stud Farm, Matthew Bax, John Houston and Goin To The Show Stable. Ironically, he’s the only starter in the field that hasn’t won a Gold Series division this season.

Three-Year-Old Pacing Fillies – Race 10

Wrangler Magic and Solar Sister enter their Super Final with great credentials, but they both came up disappointing in the final Gold Series event of the season last weekend at Flamboro Downs. Wrangler Magic, who captured the Fan Hanover Stake earlier this summer at Mohawk Racetrack, was third in her latest assignment. Sylvain Filion will drive the Stephane Larocque-trained daughter of Mach Three-Ja El Shamrock for Thomas Kyron, Dr. Maurice Stewart, Brian Paquet and Bayama Farms Inc. She’ll leave from Post 2. Solar Sister, who was fourth in her latest Gold Series assignment, shoots for her seventh win of the season for Team McNair. The daughter of Mach Three-Cabrini Hanover is slated to leave from Post 7 for driver Doug McNair and trainer Gregg McNair. The homebred has banked more than $600,000 to date for partners David Willmot and Clay Horner.

To view entries for Saturday’s card of harness racing, click the following link: Saturday Entries – Woodbine Racetrack.

Woodbine’s Hi 5 Climbs To $446K

October 6, 2015 - Arazi was a wire-to-wire winner in Monday’s 10th race at Woodbine Racetrack, and his 2-1 closing odds played a big part in yet another carryover for the Jackpot Hi 5 wager.

The Nick Gallucci-trained pacer [#2] defeated Jimmy Be Good (26-1), Record Store (47-1), Mystic Ice (33-1) and El Torero (21-1) in the finale. The winning combination of 2-7-10-1-9 returned $23,220.30 for $1-based wager.

With multiple winning combinations sold on Monday evening, a carryover of $446,461.17 will be added to Thursday evening’s final race at Woodbine Racetrack.

To view results for Monday’s card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – Woodbine Racetrack.

Countdown To The Breeders Crown

October 5, 2015 - The Breeders Crown, harness racing’s 12-race US $5.8 million divisional championship series, rolls into Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto on Saturday, October 24.

Even as the final Grand Circuit week at Lexington’s Red Mile gets underway, there are still several divisional titles up for grabs among harness racing’s elite.

It’s decision week for foreign invitees to the $500,000 Breeders Crown Trot, supplements and eligible entries for the Crown races.

Any invited foreign trotter must enter in advance of supplements and regular entries, on Monday, October 12 by 10:30 a.m. at the Mohawk race office.

Supplements are due and payable by noon on the same day, and are only accepted for the Three-Year-Old and Open Events. There is no supplemental provision for two-year-olds.

Regular entries for all other horses kept eligible by the required sustaining payments in 2015 are due Tuesday, October 13 by 10:30 a.m. at the WEG race office at Mohawk Raceway.

Eliminations, if necessary, will be raced on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17.

For supplemental amounts and all conditions and details of the race, please call Moira Fanning at 609-371-2211 or Scott McKelvie at (905) 854-7805, or visitwww.Hambletonian.org.

Year-Round Racing At Mohawk?

October 2, 2015 - Many horsepeople that race on the Woodbine Entertainment Group’s harness racing circuit have been clamouring for years for WEG Standardbred racing to only take place at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville and not at Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ont. According to a report, they may be getting their wish.

An item published in the Guelph Mercury has cited Jamie Martin, WEG’s executive vice-president of racing, as saying that Mohawk could be home to ‘year-round’ harness racing ‘in just a few years.’

The report also cites Martin as saying that there is a desire for a second Thoroughbred turf course to be installed at Woodbine, and that the likely location of that track would be where the harness course currently is.

The article has cited Martin as saying that the earliest that a ‘full-time’ move to Mohawk could take place would be 2017.

According to Martin, Mohawk would have to be upgraded if such a plan was to become reality, but he stressed that, at this point, the concept is just being discussed and analyzed.

“Mohawk would need to be upgraded,” Martin was quoted as saying. “It’s a nice summer facility. But we hope to be considered for a Breeders Crown event in the future. It would then have to be at Mohawk and it would have to be comfortable for a large crowd in late-October. I don’t think we could do that today or else we would be [at Mohawk] this year for the Breeders Crown. So, there would be a fair bit of renovation work at Mohawk and work done at Woodbine.

“That’s one of the things we’re looking at, but I wouldn’t say it’s at all imminent. We’re just doing some analysis.”

(With files from the Guelph Mercury)
(Standardbred Canada)

Health Certificate Endorsement Notice

October 1, 2015 - A notice to members that the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has recently made a change to its endorsement of health certificates at border ports.

The letter from the USDA appears below.

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to inform you that effective immediately USDA-APHIS-VS, NIES Port Services personnel at our Northern Border Ports will no longer be providing routine endorsement of export health certificates.

We recognize that for some of you this may initially feel like a counter-productive measure as you and your clients have relied on these offices for export services in the past. However, as with many of the other changes in policies and procedures that we have implemented with our agency’s reorganization, this is in line with our ultimate goal of improving efficiency and effectiveness. International regulations are often complex and change frequently. Under the current structure, Our Service Center offices are best able keep pace with these changes, and thus assure the most accurate and consistent guidance and service to U.S. exporters. In turn, this will enable Port Services to focus on their primary responsibilities in fulfilling our overall mission as an agency.

Going forward, international export health certificates for live animals that require endorsement should be sent to one of our 3 offices in the Service Center.

Albany, NY – Serving: CT, ME, MA, NC, NH, NY, NJ, RI, VT, WV
Attention: Export
500 New Karner Road, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12205
T: (518) 218-7540
F: (518) 218-7545

Harrisburg, PA – Serving: PA
Attention: Export
2300 Vartan Way Suite 250
Harrisburg, PA 17110
T: (717) 540-2770
F: (717) 782-3809

Richmond, VA – Serving: DC, DE, MD, VA
Attention: Export
Federal Building
400 N. 8th Street, Ste. 726
Richmond, VA 23219
T: (804) 343 2567
F: (804) 343-2599

We ask that you please inform your clients accordingly. Thank you for your understanding and assistance.

Lance H. Bassage, II, VMD
Director, NIES Service Center 1


Woodbine Fall-Winter Meet Underway

October 1, 2015 - Two-year-old trotter Moonlight Cocktail crossed the wire first in Thursday night’s opening race at Woodbine Racetrack to kick off the Fall-Winter meet.

Trained by John Bax, Moonlight Cocktail and driver Steve Byron stopped the timer in 2:00 to capture the $14,000 two-year-old trotting event.

The first race Thursday was not only the opening race of the meet, but also the first leg of the brand new Pick-5 wager.

A new addition to the Woodbine Standardbred wagering menu, the Pick-5 starts each evening in the first race and requires horseplayers to select the winner of the evening’s first five races. The wager features a $0.20 minimum and a 15 per cent takeout.

The inaugural Pick-5 Thursday generated a pool of $16,950 and a five out of five ticket returned $125.83 for a $0.20 wager.

Live harness racing will take place every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the Woodbine Fall-Winter meet. Post time is 7:25 p.m.


To view results for Thursday’s card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Woodbine Racetrack.

OLG Meets With Horse Racing

September 11, 2015 - In a release issued Thursday, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) has confirmed meeting with new Senior Vice President of Horse Racing, Cal Bricker.

According to OHRIA’s release, Bricker spent an hour meeting with Sue Leslie, President of OHRIA on Monday, August 31.

“The perspective, insight and knowledge of the industry that Sue has will be invaluable to me in this role,” Bricker said. “I’m looking forward to learning about the strengths and unique characteristics of the Ontario horse racing industry by visiting communities across the province and meeting as many industry members as possible.”

Although the meeting was categorized as an introduction, OHRIA stated that the focus quickly shifted to the need for ongoing progress on integration and communications to the industry.

“Cal has sharp intuition and significant leadership experience working in industries that are supported by membership-based organizations like OHRIA,” Leslie said. “I am confident that OLG’s President and CEO, Stephen Rigby, has hired an executive who is open to collaborating with the industry to help set us on a path for long-term success. I look forward to working closely with him.”

The full release from OHRIA follows.

OLG Update
September 10, 2015

Building Strong Relationships to Support Horse Racing Integration

OLG and the horse racing industry continue to work together to integrate horse racing into the provincial gaming strategy. For many months, work has been underway to build strong relationships with the industry and lay the foundation for success.

Building on the momentum developed so far, Cal Bricker, OLG’s new Senior Vice President of Horse Racing met with Sue Leslie, President of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) on Monday, August 31. The two executives spent an hour sharing information and discussing the importance of moving integration forward.

“The perspective, insight and knowledge of the industry that Sue has will be invaluable to me in this role,” Bricker said. “I’m looking forward to learning about the strengths and unique characteristics of the Ontario horse racing industry by visiting communities across the province and meeting as many industry members as possible.”

While the meeting served as an introduction for the two executives, focus quickly shifted to the need for ongoing progress on integration and communications to the industry.

“Cal has sharp intuition and significant leadership experience working in industries that are supported by membership-based organizations like OHRIA,” Leslie said. “I am confident that OLG’s President and CEO, Stephen Rigby, has hired an executive who is open to collaborating with the industry to help set us on a path for long-term success. I look forward to working closely with him.”

Bricker and Leslie are both members of the Industry Executive Committee, a group of OLG and industry executives who meet bi-weekly to provide decisive leadership and guidance to the many areas involved in integration. The committee is chaired by Stephen Rigby and includes Sue Leslie, Cal Bricker, Michael Keegan (OLG), Jean Major (AGCO), John Snobelen (Ontario Horse Racing), Jim Lawson (Woodbine Entertainment Group) and Hugh Mitchell (Western Fair District – a member of the Ontario Standardbred Alliance). The Industry Executive Committee supports the work of the Government of Ontario and its Crown agencies to help develop the industry and grow the horse racing customer base.

Bricker, who began his new role at OLG on September 1, will spend his first weeks with the organization learning about OLG’s involvement with the horse racing industry and the progress that is being made on integration.

Bricker is making it a priority to visit racetracks. He attended the OLG-sponsored Canadian Millions Sales Stakes Day at Woodbine Racetrack on September 2, along with Stephen Rigby and Philip Olsson, Chair of OLG’s Board of Directors. OLG’s sponsorship and attendance at industry events is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to sustainable horse racing in the province.

In the coming weeks, Bricker will begin visiting tracks across the province to see firsthand the critical role they play in support of thriving communities across Ontario.

(Standardbred Canada)

Superstars Invade Mohawk Saturday

September 8, 2015 - World-class trotters and past Metro Pace winners will invade Mohawk Racetrack this Saturday, September 12 for the Maple Leaf Trot and Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations as well as divisions of the Champlain Stakes for two-year-old pacers and the Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old pacers as Grand Circuit week concludes.

The Maple Leaf Trot has attracted an All-Star international group of 14 older trotters, including mares D One and Bee A Magician. A talented crew of 13 three-year-old trotters, including Hambletonian champion Pinkman, will compete in the Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations.

The 64th edition of the Maple Leaf Trot will feature two $40,000 seven-horse eliminations. The top-five finishers from each elimination will punch their ticket to the final.

Swedish trotting mare D One will look to remain undefeated on North American soil in the second elimination. The Roger Walmann trainee is a perfect two-for-two this summer in the United States, but the Maple Leaf Trot will be her first attempt against the boys.

D One (PP7, Marcus Johansson) is sired by Donato Hanover, the 2007 Canadian Trotting Classic champion, out of Giant Diablo, the fastest trotting mare of all-time. The regally-bred trotting mare has won 17 of 30 career starts, the majority of which came overseas. European driving star Örjan Kihlström is the regular driver of D One and has driven her in both of her North American starts, but Marcus Johansson is listed to handle the driving duties Saturday night.

Intimidate (PP4, Sylvain Filion), last year’s Maple Leaf Trot winner, is back to defend his title. The Luc Blais trainee has yet to find the winner’s circle this season, but the six-year-old gelding was a surprise winner in last year’s event at 45-1.

Flanagan Memory, Obrigado, Market Share, Daylon Magician and Resolve, a supplement entry, round out the field for the second elimination.

JL Cruze (PP3, John Campbell), the fastest trotter ever on a mile-track, highlights the first elimination. The connections of the World Champion put up $45,000 to supplement the four-year-old gelding to this year’s Maple Leaf Trot.

Trained by Eric Ell, JL Cruze has won 16 of 19 starts this season for over $620,000 in earnings. The son of Crazed became the first sub-1:50 trotter on a mile-track when he won the $250,000 Graduate in 1:49.4 at The Meadowlands.

Superstar Bee A Magician (PP5, Brian Sears), the 2013 Horse of the Year in both Canada and the U.S., will take on the boys in the second elimination. The daughter of Kadabra has eight victories in 11 starts this season, including a victory over her male rivals in the Cutler Memorial back in May.

The Richard ‘Nifty’ Norman trainee has earned over $546,000 this season to increase her career bankroll to over $3.2 million.

Magic Tonight (PP2, Marcus Johansson), this year’s Elitlopp champion, will also compete in the first split. The Walmann trainee came over to North America along with D One earlier this summer and will be making his third start since arriving. The six-year-old son of Andover Hall has four victories from eight starts this season.

Whiskey Tax, E L Titan, Natural Herbie and Lindys Tru Grit round out the field for the first elimination.

The winners of each elimination will earn the right to select their post position for the $680,000 final on Saturday, September 19. The Maple Leaf Trot eliminations will take place as Races 8 and 10.

The top sophomore trotting colts and geldings in the sport will contest a pair of $40,000 eliminations for the Canadian Trotting Classic.

Pinkman (PP5, Yannick Gingras), the Hambletonian champion, highlights the second elimination for trainer Jimmy Takter. The son of Explosive Matter will be joined by stablemates Canepa Hanover (PP4, John Campbell) and The Bank (PP7, Jimmy Takter) in the seven-horse contest.

Pinkman enters the Trotting Classic with eight victories in 12 starts this season for earnings of over $1.2 million. His career bankroll sits at $1.8 million.

The first elimination features Crazy Wow (PP4, Tim Tetrick), the Colonial Stakes winner, from the Ron Burke barn. A son of Crazed, Crazy Wow has won three of his last four starts heading into the Trotting Classic. The sophomore trotting colt has six victories in 11 starts this season for earnings of more than $562,000.

Takter trainees Uncle Lasse (PP1, TBA) and French Laundry (PP3, TBA) will line up in the first elimination to give the Hall of Fame conditioner five starters in the Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations.

The top-five finishers from each split will move on to the $700,000 final on Saturday, September 19. The elimination winners will earn the right to pick their post for the final.

The Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations have been carded as Races 1 and 3.

Metro Pace Champions Headline Champlain & Simcoe Stakes Saturday

Just a week after capturing the Metro Pace, Control The Moment will put his undefeated streak on the line in a division of the Champlain Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.

A total of 17 two-year-old pacing colts and geldings have been split into two divisions of the Champlain Stakes.

Control The Moment headlines the $117,407 first division from post position one for driver Randy Waples and trainer Brad Maxwell.

The son of Well Said scored a dominant 1:49.4 victory in last Saturday’s $685,000 Metro Pace to remain undefeated in seven starts. Control The Moment has compiled a bankroll of $440,687 for owners Maxwell, Howard Taylor, Edwin Gold and Ben Mudry.

Betting Line, who finished second in the Metro Pace, will look to turn the tables on Control The Moment from post position nine.

The Casie Coleman trainee finished two and a quarter lengths behind Control The Moment in the Metro final. The son of Bettors Delight has four victories from seven starts to begin his career and Steve Condren will once again handle the driving duties Saturday.

A field of eight will contest the $115,906 second Champlain division.

Tony Alagna trainee Voracity headlines the second split and is coming off a third-place finish in the Metro Pace. The son of Sportswriter has four victories from six starts, including a win in his elimination for the Metro Pace. Voracity will start from post position six with Waples in the bike.

The Champlain divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings will take place as Races 11 and 12.

Similar to the Metro winner, L A Delight, the Shes A Great Lady champion, is right back in action on Saturday. The Bob McIntosh trainee headlines a field of nine in the lone division of the Champlain Filly Stakes for a purse of $241,380.

A daughter of Bettors Delight, L A Delight was a powerful 1:51.2 winner in the Shes A Great Lady to extend her current win streak to eight in a row. The McIntosh filly’s only loss came in her career debut. L A Delight will start from post position four with Waples at the controls. The Champlain Filly Stakes is Race Nine on Saturday’s card.

A field of nine three-year-old pacers will square-off in the $224,907 Simcoe Stakes Saturday.

Artspeak, last year’s Metro Pace and rookie pacing colt of the year, headlines the field for the Simcoe. The Tony Alagna trainee is coming off a sharp 1:50.1 qualifier last Friday at Mohawk.

A son of Western Ideal, Artspeak has won three victories from 11 starts this season for earnings of over $409,000. The sophomore pacer has only missed the top-five once this season and brings a career bankroll of $1.2 million into the Simcoe. Artspeak will start from post four and be driven by Scott Zeron.

Another Coleman trainee Reverend Hanover will also line up in the Simcoe. The son of Sportswriter has won back-to-back starts since returning to the track for the first time since May.

Last Saturday, Reverend Hanover made a statement with a 1:48.3 victory in a three-year-old open. The Coleman trainee, who was undefeated in four starts last season, brings a career record of six wins from eight starts and earnings of $289,000 into the Simcoe.

Reverend Hanover will start from the rail with Condren also in the sulky.

The Simcoe Stakes has been carded as Race 5 Saturday evening.

To view the full list of entries for Saturday night’s stakes-packed card, click one of the following links:Saturday Entries – Mohawk Racetrack – Saturday Program Pages – Mohawk Racetrack.

(Standardbred Canada)

Two Supplement To Maple Leaf Trot

September 7, 2015 - The connections of two four-year-old trotters have paid a $45,000 supplement fee to become eligible to this year’s Maple Leaf Trot.

Supplements to the Maple Leaf Trot were due Monday morning, while the entry box for this Saturday’s (September 12) eliminations closes Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Both four-year-old trotters bred in Ontario, JL Cruze and Resolve join a strong group of 30 trotters eligible to one of the top trotting events in the world.

A son of Crazed, JL Cruze has been harness racing’s surprise trotter of the year. Purchased for $32,000 at last fall’s Harrisburg Mixed Sale, the gelding has won 16 of 19 starts this season and earned over $620,000 for owners Kenneth Wood, William Dittmar and Stephen Iaquinta.

Trained by Eric Ell, JL Cruze’s biggest victories this season came in the $250,000 Graduate Final and $443,300 Hambletonian Maturity at The Meadowlands.

A son of Muscle Hill, Resolve has just a single victory from eight starts this season, but the Ake Svanstedt trainee has been consistent with seven top-three finishes. His lone victory this season was a sparkling 1:50.4 performance in the $75,000 Vincennes Trot at The Meadowlands.

Owned by Hans Enggren, Resolve has earned over $223,000 this season.

With the two supplements, the purse for this year’s Maple Leaf Trot is expected to be just shy of $700,000.

Maple Leaf Trot night on Saturday, September 19 at Mohawk Racetrack will be an All-Star trotting card with six trotting stakes finals, including the Canadian Trotting Classic and Elegantimage.

(Standardbred Canada)