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Top 10 Jug Contenders – Week #3

August 23, 2017:

Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, has released his third weekly instalment of the Top 10 Jug Contenders list in anticipation of the 72nd renewal of the pacing classic....read on

Ohio Stakes Feature Freshman Fillies

August 23, 2017:

Red Storm trotted to a whirlwind 1:58.2 clocking in the first of two $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday night (August 23) at Northfield Park....read on

Our Star Earns 50th Career Win

August 23, 2017:

Fresh off an Old Home Week win, Brian Hinkley’s Our Star ($2.60) sustained a first-over push from race’s outset to wear down My Tie Wind and earn a 2:00.3 victory in Wednesday evening’s (August 23) $1,100 featured pacing event at Inverness Raceway....read on

Top Royal Sweeps To Grand River Win

August 23, 2017:

Top Royal ($11.00) circled three-wide through the final five-sixteenths of a 1:54.3 mile to capture her thirteenth career win in Wednesday night’s (August 23) featured $10,000 Preferred 2-3 Handicap for distaff pacers at Grand River Raceway....read on

Grand River Raceway Dark Friday

August 23, 2017:

There is no live racing at Grand River Raceway this Friday (August 25) to accommodate the Grand River Truck & Tractor Pull. Live racing resumes Monday, August 28....read on

Two AM Stays Hot In PA Sire Stakes

August 23, 2017:

Two AM won for the fifth time in seven 2017 starts when he captured a division of Wednesday’s (August 23) $141,428 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows. Shake It Off Lindy took the other split in the event for three-year-old colt and gelding trotters known as the Hickory Smoke....read on

No Casualties In Goshen Barn Fire

August 23, 2017:

A Wednesday (August 23) evening barn fire at Goshen Historic Track in New York has been tamed with no horses injured, according to the Middletown (N.Y.) Times Herald-Record....read on

Sportsmuffler, Morrill Shine At Batavia

August 23, 2017:

Sportsmuffler has not missed the board in the weekly distaff pacing feature since the start of the meet, and Wednesday (August 23) was no exception as she scored her second win in the $9,000 Fillies and Mares Open pace at Batavia Downs....read on

Trotters To Battle For PEI Supremacy

August 23, 2017:

The non-stop action of Old Home Week racing is over for another year, but 2017 still has lots left in store for the racing season at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

From Oh No Mickey To Yes Mickey

August 23, 2017:

A year ago, Yes Mickey might have caused his connections to cry out oh no, Mickey more often than his actual name....read on

Frosh Pacers Flood Yonkers

August 23, 2017:

The Empire’s plebe posse hits town Friday night (Aug. 25th), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $159,000 New York Sire Stakes Jim Meagher Pace for two-year-old colts and geldings....read on

Women Of Harness Racing On Post Time

August 23, 2017:

Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica will highlight the second edition of The Women of Harness Racing on its upcoming show....read on

Mauntah Wins WDC Online Contest

August 23, 2017:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club organized an online handicapping contest asking fans to select the correct order of finish of the eleven drivers competing in the 2017 World Driving Championship....read on

Meadowlands Adjusts Nov. Schedule

August 23, 2017:

The Meadowlands is announcing date changes for the upcoming fall-winter meet, pending New Jersey Racing Commission regulatory approval....read on

Second Hambo Appeal Pending

August 23, 2017:

After the connections of What The Hill appealed the finish and ruling of the 2017 Hambletonian, reports indicate that a second appeal is in the works....read on

Three Straight For CW Raisinette

August 23, 2017:

The feature on the Tuesday night (Aug. 22) harness racing card at Running Aces was the $11,000 Open Handicap Trot, and the four-year-old mare CW Raisinette picked up her fifth consecutive win in her first try at the top level....read on

James MacDonald Video Blog 6

August 23, 2017:

During the 2017 World Driving Championship, Canadian harness racing fans from coast to coast tuned in to follow driver James MacDonald on his quest for the title....read on

Appeal Filed To Block Testimony

August 23, 2017:

Reports indicate an appeal has been filed regarding the ruling that would summon a total of 11 individuals -- including former Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan -- to court to testify in a civil claim lodged by a collective of breeders pertaining to the cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program in Ontario....read on

Fillies Impress in Ohio Sires Stakes

August 22, 2017:

Prsntpretynperfect, the 2-5 favourite, didn’t disappoint her fans as she stormed to a 1:56.2 winning effort in the first of two $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for freshman pacing fillies, on a dark and rainy evening, Aug. 22, at Northfield Park....read on

Sires Stakes Score For O So Easy

August 22, 2017:

After cruising to an impressive 1:56.3 victory in her Indiana Sires Stakes elimination last week, O So Easy was able to overcome a tough, first-over trip to score another decisive victory in Tuesday’s $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old trotting fillies at Hoosier Park....read on

Co-Winners In Saratoga Open Trot

August 22, 2017:

The Open Trot had its first dead heat of the season on Tuesday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Northfield Beefs Up Super High Five

August 22, 2017:

Northfield Park officials announced the track will offer a $20,000 Super High Five total pool guarantee to its card on Wednesday, August 23....read on

Seven Straight For Lucky Promesses

August 22, 2017:

Not even a torrid rain storm before the start of the second race and starting from the outside in post eight, could stop Lucky Promesses from posting her seventh straight harness racing victory Tuesday at the Hippodrome 3R in the second race trot....read on

Charmed Life Clicks At Mohawk

August 22, 2017:

After coming up just a bit short as the favourite last week at Mohawk Racetrack, trotting mare Charmed Life returned to the Campbellville, Ont. oval and redeemed herself with a facile score in the Monday evening feature....read on

Meadowlands Offers Football Contest

August 22, 2017:

Football season is back and Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and Winners Bayonne are celebrating with the 2017 MRE Free Play Football Challenge. Play your favourite teams for a chance at the weekly prize of $2,000 or the Grand Prize of $10,000....read on

Friendship Competition This Fall

August 22, 2017:

For the second time in as many months members of the North American Amateur Drivers Association will be traveling to Europe to again compete in an International Friendship Competition this time against their counterparts from Hungary. Races are slated at Kincsem Park in Budapest in early September....read on

Stakes Double For Team Miller

August 22, 2017:

Seviyorum wrapped up a berth in the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes championship with a crisp victory in Tuesday’s $162,615 final preliminary leg at The Meadows....read on

Stars Out Saturday At Mohawk

August 22, 2017:

A group of 16 older pacers will compete in this Saturday’s (August 26) Canadian Pacing Derby eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack in search of a spot in the $615,000 final on September 2....read on

James MacDonald: Karaoke Champ?

August 22, 2017:

While James MacDonald made headlines for his talented work on the racetrack during the 2017 World Driving Championship, some exclusive video from PEI shows that his skills extend beyond the racebike....read on

West Nile Virus In Ontario Horses

August 22, 2017:

On August 21, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of two positive test results for West Nile Virus....read on

Remembering Harry Von Knoblauch

August 22, 2017:

Harry Von Knoblauch was in his early 40s when he bought his first horse and embarked on a career in harness racing. A decade later, the self-taught horseman was a top trainer on the Chicago circuit, leading a stable that became known for its New Zealand-bred imports....read on

Added Incentive For Yonkers Trot Winner

August 22, 2017:

Once again shamelessly plagiarizing a term from our thoroughbred brethren, “Win and You’re In.”...read on

2017 Standardbred Poll – Week 13

August 22, 2017:

Fear The Dragon continues to sit atop the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Top 10 as no horses changed positions....read on

OSAS Golf Tourney Reminder

August 22, 2017:

A reminder that the 20th Annual OSAS Charity Golf Tournament is set for Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Hidden Lake Golf Course in Burlington, Ontario, with proceeds to support the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society....read on

Tioga Cancels Monday Card

August 22, 2017:

In conjunction with the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen’s Association, Tioga Downs is announcing that the live racing program scheduled for Monday, August 28 will be cancelled due to a lack of available horses to race....read on

Mass Production Shut Down

August 22, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that 2016 O'Brien Award winner Mass Production will not race again in 2017....read on

August Zoom Deadline Approaching

August 22, 2017:

August is jam-packed with many exciting racing events, providing fans with the perfect opportunity to get in on the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s August Zoom Photography Challenge – In The Driver's Seat!...read on

Rockin Finish Upsets In Preferred

August 22, 2017:

Despite starting from the outside, suffering interference and being forced to rally from last – Rockin Finish stormed home in :28 to take home top prize in Monday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 Handicap for horse and gelding pacers at Grand River Raceway....read on

Campbell Puts On A Clinic

August 22, 2017:

Four divisions of ASHA Stakes – two for the boys and two for the girls – went postward Monday at Century Downs, and driver Brandon Campbell captured three of those events as part of a four-win night at the office....read on

Lather Up Lowers Track Record

August 22, 2017:

Lather Up eclipsed his own record to establish a new Scioto Downs standard of 1:51.1 for two-year-old pacing colts as he swept to victory in the first of four $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions on Monday afternoon, August 21....read on

Miller Trainees Excel In Stallion Series

August 22, 2017:

Sometime shortly after July 12, either Andy or Julie Miller must have said that they were going to the tack shop to get a set of trotting hopples. Their fellow Illinois Miller, Erv, must have said, “Hey, get me a set, too.”...read on

Final Leg Set For Future Stars Series

August 21, 2017:

There are three divisions, two for fillies and one for colts as they battle to earn points towards their respective $55,000 finals on Sunday, September 3.

The fillies get underway with the first division in the fourth race on the program....read on

Pure Ivory To Courtney Hanover

August 21, 2017:

Cantab Hall filly Courtney Hanover and trainer/driver Rick Zeron came out on top in a tight Photo Finish to win Monday’s $35,200 Pure Ivory Series Final at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Speedshow For Bombshell Belle

August 21, 2017:

Bombshell Belle followed the first-over First Class Act, then eclipsed her in the lane to score in 1:57.1, fastest win in Monday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows....read on

Dozen Enter Yonkers Trot

August 21, 2017:

Twelve three-year-old gentlemen have been entered for Yonkers Trot No. 63, second jewel of the Trotting Triple Crown....read on

Plainridge Open To Artful Way

August 21, 2017:

In what could only be described as an overpowering performance, Artful Way took no prisoners en route to a career matching performance in the $18,000 Open handicap pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon....read on

Horse, Driver Continue Education

August 21, 2017:

“I know I’m going to make mistakes. It’s inevitable. The guys I’m racing against drive more races in a month than I’ve driven in my whole life and they still make mistakes, so of course I’m going to make some."...read on

Race Date Cancellation In N.B.

August 21, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that an upcoming race card scheduled for Exhibition Park Raceway has been cancelled....read on

JDs Brent N Sheree Wins Open

August 21, 2017:

The Sunday night Harness Racing feature at Running Aces was the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace with a talented field of seven contenders....read on

Freehold Set To Resume Racing

August 21, 2017:

Freehold Raceway will resume live harness racing on Friday (Sept. 1), with a first race post time of 12:30 p.m....read on


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