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An 'Ideal' Ride For Witzenburg

July 8, 2009:

Don Van Witzenburg does not breed many horses, but he found a winning combination with the broodmare Armbro Nectarine and stallion Western Ideal...read on

No 'Dial' In Meadowlands Pace

July 8, 2009:

Trainer Jim Campbell reported that three-year-old pacer Dial Or Nodial will miss the Meadowlands Pace because of a sore foot of undetermined origin...read on

Tetrick Ready To Smash Another Record

July 8, 2009:

If milestone wins seem like an annual occurrence for driver Tim Tetrick, it is because they are...read on

Seeded Pick 6 On Hold

July 8, 2009:

Following a bold and aggressive bid to attract serious horseplayers to its thoroughbred product, Woodbine Entertainment Group today announced it is suspending its "Turbo-charged Pick 6 wager promotion"...read on

Jackie Crepin Passes

July 8, 2009:

Trot Insider has learned that Jackie Crepin, a longtime trainer from the Ottawa area, died on July 7 in hospital after a battle with cancer. He was 55...read on

OSS 2CP Gold Elim Draw Delayed

July 8, 2009:

Although the box for the OSS 2-year-old Colt Pace Gold Elimination #1 to be contested on July 12th at Mohawk Racetrack closed on schedule at 10:30 Wednesday morning, the post positions will not be drawn pending a decision of an appeal received by the ORC...read on

Night Racing A Success At Churchill

July 8, 2009:

This past July Fourth holiday weekend the spring meet at Churchill Downs came to a close as did the track’s three-day night racing experiment, which proved to be a huge success...read on

ATSS Colts To Compete In North Sydney

July 8, 2009:

Northside Downs will host Atlantic Sires Stakes racing action for the first time this season, as three-year-old pacing colts roll in to the North Sydney oval on Saturday, July 11...read on

Butler Resigns

July 8, 2009:

Les Butler has resigned as vice-president of racing and gaming at Edmonton Northlands - effective immediately...read on

Fields Set For Zweig Memorial Trot

July 8, 2009:

Eighteen sophomore trotting colts have entered into the $303,340 Zweig Memorial Trot on Friday night at Tioga Downs...read on

Georgian Downs Presents Gold Rush

July 8, 2009:

There’s truly something for everyone at Gold Rush! $1-Million in purses. $100,000 cash giveaway. Family fun, terrific food & drinks, contests and all the fun of the wild, wild west! It’s the season’s greatest night of stakes action at Georgian Downs and it’s just three days away...read on

Stonebridge To Sell Exclusively In Canada

July 8, 2009:

Angie Stiller of Stonebridge Farms made a somewhat surprising announcement today - Stonebridge will sell their total consignment of their 2009 yearlings in Canada...read on

Join The Crusade

July 8, 2009:

The newest member of the Trot Blog team, Adrenaline Festival Manager Mark Hetherman, is calling on everyone in the industry to return harness racing to its glory days...read on

P H Bestman Wins At Monticello

July 8, 2009:

Canadian owned P H Bestman copped the pacing feature at Monticello Raceway in grand style on Tuesday afternoon, July 7...read on

ORC Rules On Rose Appeal

July 8, 2009:

This morning the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) released a ruling on the appeal of trainer Rebecca Rose in regards to Thistrain Wontstop, who tested positive for Caffeine, Theobromine and Theophylline after finishing second in the seventh race at Flamboro Downs on January 18, 2009...read on

Thompson Following The 'Trotting Trail'

July 8, 2009:

Clark Thompson, founder of Maine's Trotting Horse Heritage Trail and author of a book by the same name, will make a special presentation on Wednesday, July 15 highlighting the history of harness racing in the state...read on

OHHA Meeting Reminder

July 8, 2009:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association will be holding a general membership meeting tonight at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel...read on

Fox Valley Lover Wins Sorce Ann

July 8, 2009:

Division leader Fox Valley Lover continued her incredible start to the 2009 racing season on Tuesday night at Balmoral Park as she came flying down the lane to capture the $12,000 Sorce Ann Stake by a neck in a lifetime best of 1:55...read on

Biletnikoff Back On Track

July 8, 2009:

Biletnikoff found the seas stormy in the Battle of Lake Erie, but he righted the ship Tuesday, capturing his fourth consecutive $27,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows...read on

Heyden's Pace Countdown Continues

July 8, 2009:

Each week, Meadowlands racing analyst Bob Heyden ranks the contenders for the $1 million Meadowlands Pace on July 18...read on

Grassroots Galore At Woodstock

July 8, 2009:

Layton Seelster, Alexie Mattosie and Medoland Glenno find themselves sharing the top spot in the Grassroots point standings for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings thanks in part to their winning efforts at Woodstock Raceway on Tuesday...read on

Pocono Hosts W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stake

July 8, 2009:

Tim Tetrick and Mcgibson opened Grand Circuit Week at Pocono Downs on Tuesday evening with a wire-to-wire victory in the first of four divisions of the W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stake for three-year-old pacing fillies...read on

Misterizi Gets Off The Schneid

July 7, 2009:

Getting reacquainted with the winner’s circle has proved to be a daunting task for former World Record holder Misterizi, who trekked to Innisfil, Ontario on Tuesday night with an 0-for-6 record to start the 2009 campaign...read on

Merited Victory On Fire For Team Zeron

July 7, 2009:

If you were asked to come up with the name of a horse custom made for half-mile track racing, you could make a very strong argument for the square-gaited sensation named Merited Victory...read on

KD Feature Goes To Blissed Out

July 7, 2009:

The photogenic gelding Blissed Out added to his collection of win pictures when he front-stepped his way to a 1:53.2 victory in Tuesday’s $10,000 Preferred at Kawartha Downs...read on

Meadowlands Pace Attracts 17 Colts

July 7, 2009:

Well Said, the Pepsi North America Cup winner, headlines the list of 17 three-year-old colts now in pursuit of the $1-million Meadowlands Pace on July 18...read on

Judge Corriveau Rules On Protection

July 7, 2009:

Quebec racetrack operator Attractions Hippiques, which asked to have its creditor protection extended to July 31, has instead been given until...read on

Eat Crisps, Go To Races

July 7, 2009:

According to a report by horseandhound.co.uk, the British Horseracing Authority is running a promotional campaign which sees fans of Walkers crisps get discounted tickets for race meetings....read on

Kerrison: Horse Racing Is Bankrupt

July 7, 2009:

In his most recent column on nypost.com, writer Ray Kerrison has stated that he believes America horse racing is bankrupt...read on

Yonkers Gaming Manager Charged

July 7, 2009:

According to a report on recordonline.com, a Westchester, New York district attorney has charged a Yonkers Raceway promotions manager with grand larceny and scheming to fraud....read on

Yonkers Looking To Tackle Debt

July 7, 2009:

According to an article on bloomberg.com, in order to pay off existing debt, Yonkers Racing Corp. is holding a private sale of $225 million in senior secured notes...read on

George Gilmour Remembered

July 7, 2009:

The very well respected horseman George Gilmour, who passed away two and half years ago, was memorialized at Monticello Raceway on Monday, July 6 with a race named in his honour....read on

Anderson Commits To Tioga

July 7, 2009:

Ryan Anderson has announced that beginning Sunday, July 12 he will become a regular pilot on Sunday afternoons at Tioga Downs....read on

May Massicotte Continue In Quebec?

July 7, 2009:

Trot RadioCould there be a future for the sport of harness racing in Montreal, and may Senator Paul Massicotte be involved?...read on

Honouring Daylon Trooper

July 7, 2009:

Scarborough Downs's Michael Sweeney has composed the following obituary honouring the great Daylon Trooper, who was euthanized on Sunday, July 5...read on

Arrangements For Doherty

July 7, 2009:

Arrangements have been announced for Paul Doherty, assistant trainer for the Ray Schnittker Stable, who passed away after a brief illness at age 52 on Monday...read on

Jack Ackerman Passes

July 7, 2009:

Horseman John M. 'Jack' Ackerman, prominent in Michigan racing for many decades, died in early July at...read on

Cameron Back To The Booth

July 7, 2009:

When the Callbeck Stakes hit the racetrack at Summerside Raceway Wednesday night, the voice of Prince Edward Island harness racing, Vance Cameron, will be there to greet the two-year-olds...read on

Arrangements For Bob Steele

July 7, 2009:

Arrangements have been announced for Robert S. 'Bob' Steele, 89, of Grove City, Ohio, who passed...read on

Gordon On Taylorlane Fancy

July 7, 2009:

Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing fillies hit the halfway mark in their Grassroots season this Friday evening at Grand River Raceway, and trainer Garth Gordon is hoping Taylorlane Fancy proves to be a fast learner...read on

Six For Bartlett On July 6

July 7, 2009:

For the sixth of July, Jason Bartlett cracked open a six-pack -- of victories....read on

Truro Readies For Grand Circuit

July 7, 2009:

Trot Insider has spoken with Joe Kelly, Truro Raceway track manager/race secretary, in regard to the preparations the Nova Scotia half-miler is taking to prepare for Atlantic Grand Circuit Week...read on

Wanted: Volunteers For Adrenaline

July 7, 2009:

Here’s your chance to join a great team and contribute to part of a successful event! If you live in or near the Sarnia area, why not consider...read on

Sproxton, Oborne Win Adult Camp Races

July 7, 2009:

First-time sulky sitters Roy Sproxton and Jeff Oborne were all smiles as they returned to the winner’s circle following their respective exhibition races on July 6...read on

Good Night For Gilchrist’s Crew

July 6, 2009:

Jason Gilchrist enjoyed a productive night at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Monday evening thanks to a trio of trips to the winner’s circle with horses from his own stable...read on

Adrenaline Impressive In Debut

July 6, 2009:

One form of Adrenaline is just over a month away, while another is already in motion...read on

Rosecroft Owner Sues Jockey Club

July 6, 2009:

According to a report in today’s Maryland Daily Record, Cloverleaf Enterprises Inc., the Fort Washington based owner of Rosecroft Raceway, has filed a $20-million...read on

Town Pro Sequel At Mohawk

July 6, 2009:

Brooklyns Best and My Red High Heels both emerged victorious in tonight’s second leg of the Town Pro Pacing Series for three-year-old fillies at Mohawk Racetrack...read on

Upset Winners In Robert Stewart Stakes

July 6, 2009:

The Big Scoop and Major Girl were both upset winners in Monday’s pair of $95,200 Robert Stewart Stakes divisions for two-year-old fillies at Mohawk Racetrack...read on

Lucky Jim Still Leading The Way

July 6, 2009:

The win streak is now 14-in-a-row for Lucky Jim, whose decisive score in Saturday’s $203,000 Titan Cup at The Meadowlands was more than enough reason to earn the untouchable trotter the top spot for the ninth consecutive week in the Hambletonian/Breeders Crown Standar...read on


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