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Tough Mac Triumphs In Dover Open

January 18, 2017:

Tough Mac, who stopped nearing the wire to finish third last week, did not stop this time when Corey Callahan drove the veteran to a 1:52.4 victory in the $20,000 Open Handicap Trot on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Dover Downs....read on

OK Heavenly Wins Pompano Open

January 18, 2017:

Ontario-bred pacer, OK Heavenly, handled by Kevin Wallis, snuck through along the pylons late in her mile to take top honours in the $11,000 Open Pace for mares on Wednesday night (January 18) at Pompano Park....read on

Helen Southgate Passes

January 18, 2017:

Following a brief illness, Helen Southgate passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at Hilltop Manor in Cambridge, Ont. She was 97 years of age....read on

Wanna Rock N Roll Keeps Rolling

January 18, 2017:

It may have been damp and dreary night at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday (January 18), but Ontario-bred Wanna Rock N Roll, driver Larry Stalbaum and trainer Kim Asher sure did brightened the night with some superb efforts....read on

Barn Girl Rallies For Third Straight

January 18, 2017:

Trailing by seven and a half lengths at the half, Barn Girl unleashed a sustained bid for Aaron Merriman that carried her to an impressive victory — her third straight and sixth in her last seven starts — in Wednesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

A Closer Look At Nova Scotia Racing

January 18, 2017:

What do Junebugs Baby, Fresh Yankee, Bill O'Donnell and Wakizashi Hanover all have in common?...read on

OSAS Announces Stallion Auction

January 18, 2017:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS), now in its 21st year, will once again be conducting a stallion auction this breeding season....read on

Filion Joins 'Post Time' Line-Up

January 18, 2017:

Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica has announced its line-up for Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m....read on

Meadowlands Wagering Holds Steady

January 18, 2017:

Business at the Meadowlands Racetrack is off to a strong start through the first four cards of 2017, with per race handle averaging a robust $221,793 or less than one per cent ahead of last year’s pace at this time....read on

The Mare Is All Business

January 18, 2017:

“It’s kind of funny, because when she trains she can be a real handful, but when it comes time to race it’s a different story. I expect big things from her, and right now we’re just working on keeping her quiet and working up the ladder. We’ve got our fingers crossed.”...read on

BetShare Wins Horse Racing 3.0

January 18, 2017:

BetShare, a group of Toronto entrepreneurs, won ‘Horse Racing 3.0: Changing the Game’ (HR3). HR3 is a customer centric, open innovation program that challenged Canadian start-ups and entrepreneurs to co-develop disruptive technology with Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) to help transform the horse racing industry....read on

Western Fair Cancels

January 18, 2017:

The Raceway at Western Fair District has been forced to cancel its Wednesday program due to rapidly deteriorating track conditions caused by the unseasonably warm temperatures in the region....read on

Horsepeople Against Recapture In Illinois

January 18, 2017:

On Tuesday, January 17, the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association, the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, and the Illinois Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association released a joint letter asking the Illinois Racing Board to vote against allowing tracks to take dollars explicitly earmarked – as a percentage of handle – for purses....read on

Dan Patch Tickets, Rooms Selling Fast

January 18, 2017:

Although the February 2 deadline for special room rates at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the United States Harness Writers Association’s annual Dan Patch Awards Banquet, presented by Hoosier Park, on Sunday, February 26 is still two weeks away, rooms are nearly sold out....read on

Ohio Stallion Auction Bidding Open

January 18, 2017:

The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association has announced that it will be holding its annual stallion auction, and this year it has added online bidding....read on

From Rideau To The O'Briens

January 18, 2017:

The 2016 O'Brien Award Gala marks the fourth year for the Future Star Award and this year’s nominees, Brett MacDonald, 20, of Embrun, Ont., and Louis-Philippe Roy, 27, of Mont-Joli, Que., are no strangers to one another....read on

Life-Changing, Farm-Buying Horse

January 18, 2017:

“He was just an over-achiever. I never expected him to be what he was and he ended up winning the Cleveland Classic as a long shot."...read on

Arrow Upsets; Merriman Dominates

January 17, 2017:

Longshot bettors were ecstatic when the horses crossed the finish of Northfield Park’s 10th race on Tuesday when #8 Arrow rocketed from the back to win at odds of 60-1....read on

Dover Open To Enhance Your Mind

January 17, 2017:

A suddenly streaking Enhance Your Mind stepped up in class to score a 1:51.3 victory in Tuesday’s $20,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace while Vintage Babe lengthened her win streak to six-in-a-row over a sloppy track at Dover Downs....read on

Rockn Stien Rolls For New Crew

January 17, 2017:

Rockn Stien, a recent purchase by the M T Pockets Stables and Wrenn Racing, made his debut for his new owners at Pompano Park on Tuesday night and promptly took top honours in the $12,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Platoon Seelster Goes The Distance

January 17, 2017:

The betting public was all aboard Platoon Seelster’s bandwagon in Tuesday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 for trotters, and the OSS grad passed the test with flying colours for Team Holliday....read on

Miami Feature To Martz Time

January 17, 2017:

Martz Time completed the sweep of the weekly $22,000 feature open race repeat winners on Tuesday at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Gutsy Score For Show Runner

January 17, 2017:

First over forever, a game Show Runner somehow found enough late to get by the leader and capture Tuesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

Mainstream TV For ‘Big M’ Racing

January 17, 2017:

The Meadowlands Racetrack, the world’s premier harness horse racing track, located in East Rutherford, NJ, and SNY, the official home of the New York Mets, Jets, and all things New York sports, have struck a deal to broadcast seven live nights of racing....read on

Rare Racing Occurrence

January 17, 2017:

A bit of a unique situation played out earlier this month. The occurrence was spread out across the nation and included three different drivers, at three different tracks, located in three different provinces....read on

Portal Launched For Grooms, Trainers

January 17, 2017:

Equine Guelph has announced the official launch of its new, easily-accessible online learning format for the equine industry....read on

OHHA Elects Executive Committee

January 17, 2017:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association Board of Directors met on January 11 to elect the Officers and Executive Committee for 2017....read on

Zlotkowski Wins Handicapping Qualifier

January 17, 2017:

Matthew Zlotkowski, 34, of Three Rivers, MA, captured the January 14 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Ty Case III Passes

January 17, 2017:

James Ty Case III, a longtime Delaware horseman who overcame numerous personal difficulties, passed away at age 60 on January 13 after a courageous lifetime battle to live, with his wife Holly, at his side....read on

Race Date Changes Announced

January 17, 2017:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has announced that it has approved changes to the 2017 race date calendar for Mohawk Racetrack, The Raceway at Western Fair District, and Grand River Raceway....read on

Last Call For O’Brien Tickets!

January 17, 2017:

A reminder to those that plan on attending the 2016 O’Brien Awards on Saturday, January 28, 2017 that the deadline for ordering tickets is Friday, January 20 at 12:00 noon (EST)....read on

Flamboro Closed For Training Tuesday

January 17, 2017:

Trot Insider has been informed that Flamboro Downs will be closed for training today (Tuesday, January 17)....read on

Grand Slam For My Revenuer

January 17, 2017:

The nine-year-old Revenue S gelding My Revenuer proved he’s not so 'Over-The-Hill' as he captured his fourth straight win in Pompano Park’s 'Over-The-Hill Gang' trot for eight-year-olds and up....read on

Claim To Fame Continues At Miami Valley

January 16, 2017:

Another pair of 'Claim To Fame' series kicked off on the Monday afternoon matinee at Miami Valley Raceway, with first leg action for both $8,000 claiming trotters and $8,000 mare pacers in two divisions each....read on

Goldstar Badlands Doubles Up

January 16, 2017:

A 1:54.4 score in Monday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 for pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District made it back-to-back trips to victory lane for Goldstar Badlands....read on

Northfield Beefs Up Pick-5

January 16, 2017:

Northfield Park will offer a $12,500 Pick-5 total pool guarantee on its Tuesday, January 17 program....read on

Bombs Away For Believeinthespirit

January 16, 2017:

Believeinthespirit followed live cover, then brushed wide through the lane to pull off a 28-1 shocker in Monday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

‘Wild’ Speed In Woodbine Feature

January 16, 2017:

The trip was sweet and the end result was even sweeter for Wild And Crazy Guy who turned in a monster mile to win his high-end trotting tilt Monday evening at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Dr J Hanover Attracts Attention

January 16, 2017:

The 2017 January Select Mixed Sale had a strong group of four-year-old racehorses consigned, with Dr J Hanover fetching the highest sale price....read on

The Things We Do For Love?

January 16, 2017:

An Australian jockey has pleaded guilty to reckless riding after appearing to veer into horses during a race that was eventually won by a horse ridden by his girlfriend....read on

Ontario's Wagering Data Released

January 16, 2017:

As part of Ontario Racing’s commitment to transparency and industry information sharing, Ontario Racing (OR) has collaborated with the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) to reconcile and provide a 10-year overview of Ontario related wagering -- specifically wagering by Ontario customers, and wagering on Ontario product....read on

OSS Stallion Registrations Due

January 16, 2017:

Stallion owners and lessees are reminded that because January 15 fell on a weekend, today -- Monday, January 16 -- is the deadline to register a stallion with the Standardbred Improvement Program (OSS Program) for the 2017 breeding season without incurring a late fee....read on

Woodbine Shifts Training Day

January 16, 2017:

The Mohawk race office has moved this week's training session at Woodbine Racetrack from Tuesday (January 17) to Wednesday morning (January 18) due to potential freezing rain....read on

Hartman, Nifty & Kadabra Magic

January 16, 2017:

While the 2016 season laid out for trotting filly Magic Presto didn't go quite according to plan, the Ontario Sired lass ended her year on a high note that helped propel her close to the top of her divisional standings and into O'Brien Award consideration....read on

Pair Of Preferreds Featured At Flamboro

January 15, 2017:

Choose My Jet and Lets Wait And See earned their first wins of the year, both scoring from off-the-pace in Sunday night's co-featured $7,500 Preferred 3 events at Flamboro Downs....read on

Highland Tartan Upsets In Rideau Feature

January 15, 2017:

Highland Tartan and driver Rheo Filion rallied home off cover to score an 11-1 upset victory in the $6,800 Winners Over Handicap Pace on Sunday night (January 15) at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Panocchio Three-Peats At Pompano

January 15, 2017:

For the ninth time in 10 tries since his return to Pompano Park, Panocchio won the top pace on Sunday night (January 15) — the $12,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Surrealist Doubles Up At Truro

January 15, 2017:

After topping the North American standings for wins last year, veteran pacer Surrealist is off to a perfect start in 2017 as he made it two-for-two in the top class at Truro Raceway on Sunday afternoon (January 15)....read on

Sterling Cooper Triumphs In Fraser Open

January 15, 2017:

Sterling Cooper returned to his winning form that he displayed 13 times last year, scoring his first win of 2017 in the $11,000 Open Pace on Sunday afternoon (January 15) for Fraser Downs' red-hot reinsman Dave Hudon....read on

Longshot Winners In Claiming Series

January 15, 2017:

Longshots prevailed in the first leg of the “Claim To Fame” series for $30,000 claimers at Miami Valley Raceway on Sunday afternoon (January 15)....read on


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