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ORC Rules On LaPointe And St. Pierre

February 27, 2009:

The Ontario Racing Commission has released its rulings on appeals filed by Stephane LaPointe and Johanne St. Pierre...read on

Trot 4 Kids – I Love Canadian Harness Racing Winners

February 27, 2009:

Five lucky kids were drawn today to receive their I Love Canadian harness racing gift packages. The kids were asked to submit their reasons why they love...read on

2009 Marquis Downs Dates Announced

February 27, 2009:

The Saskatchewan Standardbred Horsemen's Association, after discussion with Marquis Downs manager Rick Fior, has told Trot Insider that the track will host...read on

ORC Signs Agreement With IRB

February 27, 2009:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) signed an agreement with the State of Illinois Racing Board (IRB) this week, formalizing the two organizations’ commitment to share intelligence and investigative findings...read on

More Dates For Colonial In 2009

February 27, 2009:

This year, Colonial Downs in Virginia will be hosting two more days of live racing than it did in 2008....read on

$100 Winner At Maywood

February 27, 2009:

Round two action in the Fox Valley Redhot Series shifted to Maywood Park on Wednesday night as a total of 24 pacing fillies squared off in a trio of $6,500 events....read on

Breedings Still Available

February 27, 2009:

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has sent out a call to the industry to support the racehorse adoption mission by purchasing a stallion season from the...read on

Yorkton 2009 Dates Official

February 27, 2009:

The Yorkton Exhibition Association yesterday received official approval from SLGA – Horse Racing Branch of race dates for the 2009 season...read on

OLG Clarifies Some Belleville Issues

February 27, 2009:

Kelly McDougald, chief executive officer of Ontario Lottery and Gaming, has sent a letter to The Belleville Intelligencer looking to clarify issues that have arisen in regard to the stalled erection of the New...read on

London Qualifiers Moved To Saturday

February 27, 2009:

Please be advised that qualifiers at Western Fair Raceway have been moved to Saturday...read on

Mohawk Cancels Qualifiers

February 27, 2009:

This morning's session of qualifiers at Mohawk Racetrack have been cancelled due to poor weather...read on

Stage Set For Wide Open General Brock Final

February 26, 2009:

This year’s General Brock Trotting Series has certainly shaped up as a wide-open affair taking into account the fact that there have been seven different winners capture divisions in the preliminary legs of the event...read on

Mild Upsets In Night Styles

February 26, 2009:

The Night Styles Series got underway on Thursday evening at The Meadowlands, with a pair of $16,000 divisions on tap for four-year-old mares...read on

Harder Barn Rolling At The Big M

February 26, 2009:

Although he decided to scale back his stable a few years ago, trainer Mark Harder has reemerged as a strong nightly presence at The Meadowlands in 2009...read on

High Five For Dobson

February 26, 2009:

Michigan native Billy Dobson put on a great display of driving ability when he scored five victories on this afternoon’s program at Monticello Raceway....read on

Harmon On Hot Streak At The Big M

February 26, 2009:

After making a name for himself in Michigan, Rob Harmon is shifting his tack to the Meadowlands with great...read on

Elizabeth Lane Perfect In Closing Bell

February 26, 2009:

Elizabeth Lane captured her third consecutive division of the Closing Bell Series for three and four-year-old filly and mare trotters at The Meadows on Thursday afternoon, and thus remains perfect in the preliminary legs....read on

Horses Helping Gazza

February 26, 2009:

Equine-assisted psychotherapy has been getting a fair amount of mainstream media attention as of late. If you don't believe it works, just ask retired footballer (soccer player) Paul 'Gazza' Gascoigne...read on

InterAmerican Installs Slots In Peru

February 26, 2009:

InterAmerican Gaming, Inc., formerly known as Racino Royale, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary IAG Peru S.A.C. will be installing 80 slot machines at Fantasy Club Del Peru SA ('Fantasy') locations throughout...read on

'Ideal' Promo Update

February 26, 2009:

The Ideal Training Centre recently announced a promotion advantageous for grooms working at its location and the coffers at the Chase McEachern Tribute Fund. Now, officials at the centre have provided...read on

More Woodbine Series Action Upcoming

February 26, 2009:

PAPER CUT RETURNS ON GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT...read on

Import Restrictions Lifted For Florida Horses

February 26, 2009:

The Breeds & Industry Division of Equine Canada would like to inform all stakeholders of the Canadian horse industry that the Canadian Food Inspection...read on

Be On The Lookout For Strangles

February 26, 2009:

With the well-documented cases of strangles at Truro Raceway, the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission is asking horse owners to be on...read on

Appeal Tribunal Seeks Members

February 26, 2009:

The Honourable Fred Lindsay, solicitor general and minister of Public Security, is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as chair or as a member...read on

First Georgian Draw Friday

February 26, 2009:

Entries for the season’s first card of racing at Georgian Downs will be drawn Friday at noon...read on

Thompson Frustrated With Lack Of Progress

February 26, 2009:

"They ought to know by now what happened," Ray Thompson, father-in-law of slain harness racing participant Randy Rankin, has been quoted as saying...read on

Monticello Horsemen Yank WEG Signal

February 26, 2009:

Trot Insider has spoken to Alan Schwartz, president of the Monticello Harness Horsemen's Association, regarding his group's decision to bar the Woodbine Entertainment Group's simulcasting signal from Monticello...read on

Michigan Suit Thrown Out

February 26, 2009:

According to a report by The Detroit News, a federal judge recently threw out a lawsuit by Michigan horse racing interests....read on

'09 Simulcast Conference Announced

February 26, 2009:

The Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) has announced Saratoga Springs, New York as the host city for the 18th annual International Simulcast Conference...read on

Ellis On New Quinte Track

February 26, 2009:

CKWS Television from Kingston, Ont. has produced a video report on the stalled progress of the New Quinte Exhibition and Raceway...read on

55-1 Bomb At Pompano

February 26, 2009:

Proud Chipper became the first horse at Pompano Park this year to pay more than $100 to win as the 55-1 longshot c...read on

Green Day Rocks

February 26, 2009:

Classy veteran Green Day turned in a powerful performance to win the $33,000 Open trot on Wednesday, February 25 at Dover Downs....read on

Round Two Of Ideal Society Complete

February 25, 2009:

After a pair of first round battles at Maywood Park, action in The Ideal Society shifted to Balmoral Park on Wednesday night. With a total of 22 pacers dropped into the box these colts and geldings were split into a trio of $6,500 events...read on

Meadows Steps In To Help Starving Horses

February 25, 2009:

The management of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association have banded together to help a group of nearly two dozen...read on

Alberta Horse Racing Returns To CTV

February 25, 2009:

Continuing an award-winning tradition, Alberta horse racing will return to CTV this summer...read on

In Focus Hanover Powers To Preferred Win

February 25, 2009:

In Focus Hanover worked out a comfortable pocket trip, then powered away in the lane to capture the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap trot Wednesday at The Meadows...read on

Fort Erie Offer Withdrawn

February 25, 2009:

According to an article this week by The Globe and Mail, on Monday, February 23 the town of Fort Erie withdrew its offer to purchase the 111-year-old Fort Erie racetrack...read on

Mitchell Bumped To CEO At WF

February 25, 2009:

Jack Davis, chair of the Board of Governors, Western Fair Association, announced today the appointment of Hugh Mitchell as chief executive officer of...read on

Reminder: ATAQ AGM Saturday

February 25, 2009:

Horsemen in Quebec are reminded that the annual general meeting of l’Association Trot & Amble du Québec (ATAQ) will be held, Saturday, February 28...read on

Chester Racing Application Now Online

February 25, 2009:

The 2009 racing application for Chester Downs is now online. Anyone wishing to race at the Pennsylvania track during the year must submit the online...read on

HRA Update On Doyle's Status

February 25, 2009:

Sugar Doyle is inching closer to becoming the track announcer for Grande Prairie's spring/summer harness meet, but nothing has been finalized...read on

Benefits For Industry In Stimulus Bill

February 25, 2009:

President Obama has signed into law the Stimulus Bill, which is intended to provide a jump-start to the U.S. economy. The Stimulus Act continues the bigger write-off for horses and other property purchased...read on

Taylor On Truro Cancellation

February 25, 2009:

Bob Taylor, general manager of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, has commented on the cancellation of Truro Raceway's upcoming Sunday card due to strangles....read on

Wise On Pocono Nights

February 25, 2009:

Jim Wise, director of Marketing Pocono Downs, has commented on the announcement to have the Pennsylvania track offering night racing after a three-year hiatus...read on

Ryan On Parade Cancellation

February 25, 2009:

Rachel Ryan, director of Media Relations for the Meadowlands Racetrack, has commented on the recent decision to cancel the 2009 edition of the Hambletonian Parade...read on

Sound Logic

February 25, 2009:

At the yearling sales, some look for pedigree. For some it is conformation. Jennifer Alborano saw a "cute" son of Pacific Fella and had to have him. Her seemingly unsound logic translated to $2.6 million in purses. It could be enough to pull your hair out...read on

Lucy Lucy Takes Pompano Feature

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February 25, 2009:

With a bold three-wide move coming to the three-quarter mile marker, Lucy Lucy and driver Anthony Napolitano were able to collar race leaders Chapsboots N Spurs and Pasta Lavista to win the $16,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace on Tuesday evening at Pompano Park....read on

Moore Gives Update On Shadow Play

February 24, 2009:

In his latest Trot blog entry, Dr. Ian Moore gives us an update on his star student – Shadow Play...read on

McKay Charged With Animal Cruelty

February 24, 2009:

The owner of two horses who were rescued from certain death off a B.C. mountainside has been charged with three counts of animal cruelty....read on

Stratton Wins Six At The Mighty M

February 24, 2009:

Just four days after Jordan “the Kid” Stratton notched his 1000 career win the 21-year-old youngster put on a driving clinic at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon thanks to a six-win performance...read on


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