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Fraser Downs Cancels

December 21, 2008:

Fraser Downs has been forced to cancel Sunday’s card of racing due to unsafe track conditions caused by heavy snowfall....read on

Bitter Cold Forces Balmoral To Cancel

December 21, 2008:

Due to the extreme cold that has moved into the Chicagoland area, Balmoral Park has been forced to cancel tonight's live racing program....read on

Jacob Makes It 21!

December 21, 2008:

Jacob found his way to the winner’s circle on Saturday afternoon at Exhibition Park Raceway, and in doing so he pushed his 2008 win total to 21!...read on

Rideau Holiday Schedule Reminder

December 21, 2008:

Track officials at Rideau Carleton Raceway would like to remind all fans and horsemen of the schedule for live racing and draw dates during the holiday season....read on

Mauro Proving That Patience Pays Off

December 21, 2008:

He’s quietly gone about the business of sending out competitive starters in the 2008 Fall Meet at Western Fair Raceway but the stable of Carmen Mauro won’t be flying in under the radar much longer....read on

Windsor Draw Schedule Reminder

December 21, 2008:

The race office staff at Windsor Raceway would like to remind all horsemen that the draw for the Sunday, December 28 program will take place on Monday, December 22....read on

Happy Hoot Passes

December 21, 2008:

Happy Hoot, a regular in the Open ranks on the OJC circuit back in the early '80s, passed away earlier this week at the age of 33 after enjoying retirement at the farm of Barry Garrard....read on

Georgian Announces Holiday Draw Schedule

December 21, 2008:

Georgian Downs would like to remind all horsemen of its draw schedule over the holidays....read on

Vapor In The Wind Takes Third Straight

December 20, 2008:

Vapor In The Wind ($3.60) made it three straight Saturday at the Isle Pompano Park, scoring an easy two-length victory in the $16,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Armbro Edward Trots To Preferred Victory

December 20, 2008:

Armbro Edward converted from the perfect pocket trip to take Saturday night’s featured $20,000 Preferred Trot for trainer/driver Justin Turcotte at a snowy Sudbury Downs....read on

Norway No Day Says Yes Today

December 20, 2008:

Norway No Day wired the field in her first start for trainer Sebastien Giroux in Georgian Downs’ $13,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred Trot on Saturday night....read on

Bettor Sweet Heats Up Oil Burner In 1:49.4

December 20, 2008:

Amid the bitter cold and falling snow, Bettor Sweet unleashed a stakes record 1:49.4 mile in the $63,500 Oil Burner Final Saturday night at the Meadowlands....read on

Gagne Triples, Takes Snowflake Division

December 20, 2008:

Jean Francois Gagne scored a training triple on Saturday afternoon at Northlands Park including a win in one of two $28,201 Snowflake divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies....read on

Another Classy Win For Lancaster

December 20, 2008:

Classy Character was the easy winner in Fraser Downs’ Saturday afternoon feature, the $17,000 Open Pace, for trainer Amber Lancaster....read on

Balmoral Cancels Saturday Program

December 20, 2008:

Due to the adverse weather conditions that left the southern suburbs of Chicago looking like a hockey rink, Balmoral Park has been forced to cancel its live racing card for Saturday, Dec. 20th, 2008....read on

HTA Announces Champions

December 20, 2008:

Racing secretaries of Harness Tracks of America's 38 members have selected their season's champions of 2008, including three Ontario-sired standouts....read on

The World According To Dean: Trotting on the White Turf of St. Moritz

December 20, 2008:

A few months ago I wrote in this column about trotting in the Czech Republic while at the Prix d’Amerique in France earlier this year. I also had a chance that night to learn more about racing in...Switzerland?...read on

Davis Trainees Take Three At Fraser

December 20, 2008:

Bill Davis had another productive night at Fraser Downs on Friday night. The resident of Langley, B.C. sent three winning pupils postward during the 10-race program....read on

Unforgetable Lady Posts Unforgettable Upset

December 19, 2008:

Unforgetable Lady was set on closing out the year with a bang. The 34-1 longshot captured her first win of the season after beating out Fly Casual by a head in the $50,000 Prairie Magic for four-year-old pacing mares on Friday night at Northlands Park....read on

Peck On The World In Harness

December 19, 2008:

In the most recent edition of The World In Harness, HTA's Stan Bergstein talks to Greg Peck, the trainer of freshman trotting phenom Muscle Hill....read on

Georgian Cancels Saturday Qualifiers

December 19, 2008:

Due to severe weather conditions, Georgian Downs has cancelled its qualifiers scheduled for Saturday, December 20....read on

Bomb Scare At Trois Rivieres

December 19, 2008:

Thursday evening’s program of racing at Sulky Trois Rivieres was delayed for an unusual and scary circumstance – a bomb threat....read on

Bettor Sweet Bids For Oil Burner Sweep

December 19, 2008:

When trainer Joe Poliseno added Bettor Sweet to his barn three months ago, he knew the horse was going to require patient handling....read on

Gillis, Kennedy Discuss Alberta '09 Details

December 19, 2008:

It was a reasonably content group of harness horsemen who met Tuesday, December 16 at Northlands Park to hear details of the 2009 season....read on

Batavia Announces Holiday Hours

December 19, 2008:

Michael D. Kane, Batavia Downs' vice president, Live Racing, has announced next weeks holiday hours....read on

Family, Coordinators Thrilled With Hughes Auction

December 19, 2008:

With the numbers now finalized, everyone involved with the Kurt Hughes Online Benefit Auction is amazed with the outpouring of support from the harness racing community....read on

SC Main Office Forced To Close

December 19, 2008:

Due to the winter storm currently pounding southern Ontario, Standardbred Canada's main Mississauga office has been forced to close. The website will still be updated as per usual....read on

Reminder: OHHA Meeting Tonight

December 19, 2008:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association will be holding a meeting tonight to discuss the contract situation between OHHA and the Woodbine Entertainment Group....read on

Pinnacle: No More Wagering On N.A. Horse Racing

December 19, 2008:

According to a story on casinocitytimes, offshore bookmaker Pinnacle Sports had made the decision to cease offering wagering on North American horse racing....read on

'Stallion Series' Announced In Pa.

December 19, 2008:

The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission is announcing a new series for two-year-olds, the 'Stallion Series,' thereby producing an extra racing option for owners of Pennsylvania-sired freshmen....read on

'Beach Balls' Hot Commodity; Last Call

December 19, 2008:

Limited quantities remain for the limited edition, glass Somebeachsomewhere Christmas ornaments, which have been a hot commodity this holiday season....read on

Nominees Up For 'Big M' Stakes Program

December 19, 2008:

Nominations to 12 of the Meadowlands Racetrack's winter and spring stakes events are significantly higher in 2009....read on

More Comments On Truro Quarantine

December 19, 2008:

According to a report, live racing at Truro Raceway will be resuming as per regular on Sunday, December 21. Dr. Paul Hogan of the Maritimes Provinces Harness Racing Commission and Bob Taylor have also provided comments on the situation....read on

Mobile Betting On 'Big M,' Monmouth In '09

December 19, 2008:

According to a report by The Star Ledger, in 2009 horse racing fans will have the ability to place bets on Meadowlands Racetrack and Monmouth Park via internet-enabled mobile devices....read on

Portelance Hits Milestone

December 19, 2008:

Veteran Rideau Carleton Raceway pilot Howard Portelance celebrated his 3,500th career driving victory Thursday, December 18 at Rideau with two-year-old Modern Art gelding Told On You in Race 11....read on

David Aldred To Head HRSA

December 19, 2008:

David Aldred, the executive director of harness racing in British Columbia, today resigned his position and will return to Australia in February 2009 to serve as the new head of Harness Racing for South Australia....read on

Friday's Racing Cancellations and Date Changes

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December 19, 2008:

With the immense snowstorm hitting Ontario and the surrounding area, Trot Insider opened up the SC Storm Centre to report on all cancellations....read on

Parker Nabs 9,500th Win

December 19, 2008:

Winning races is something that Billy “Zeke” Parker Jr. has been doing since the mid 70s, and on Thursday at Monticello Raceway the native of Maine pushed his lifetime win total to 9,500....read on

Neal Diamonique Shines In Rocky Mountain

December 19, 2008:

Neal Diamonique used his gate speed to establish an early lead in Thursday’s $50,000 Rocky Mountain Final at Northlands Park, and once in command he never looked back en route to taking the checkered flag in a time of 1:56....read on

Rideau Preferred To Imjustalittleguy

December 18, 2008:

Imjustalittleguy found his way to victory lane for the 12th time this season thanks to an impressive 1:56.2 in Thursday’s $12,100 Preferred Pace at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Flora Dream Upsets At Trois Rivieres

December 18, 2008:

Flora Dream lit up the toteboard in Thursday’s $10,000 feature race at Sulky Trois Rivieres, and she did so despite being parked every step of the mile for trainer/driver Denis Gueriel....read on

Armbro Chronicle Repeats In Open Trot

December 18, 2008:

Armbro Chronicle earned a round trip to Woodbine Racetrack’s winner’s circle thanks to an impressive 1:54 score in Thursday’s $50,000 Open Trot for the duo of driver Mike Saftic and trainer Kent Baker....read on

Mojo N The Morning Sweeps OSAS Series

December 18, 2008:

Mojo N The Morning shaved a fifth of a second off her lifetime mark when she front-stepped to a 1:57 score in the $46,600 Ontario Sired Autumn Series Final on Thursday evening at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Meadowlands Releases 2009 Stakes Schedule

December 18, 2008:

The $1.5 million Hambletonian on August 8 and $1 million Meadowlands Pace on July 18 headline nearly $19.5 million in stakes races scheduled for the 2009 harness meet at the Meadowlands....read on

Grand River Announces New Stake

December 18, 2008:

Grand River Raceway in Elora, ON is pleased to announce the addition of a new stake race....read on

Stephen Trites Becoming Fixture On NB Racing Scene

December 18, 2008:

New Brunswick has been fortunate to gain another driver among the colony this past season, as Stephen Trites returned home after a number of seasons spent outside the province....read on

Chester '08 Wrap; Will Host 'Fall Four' In '09

December 18, 2008:

Highlighted by Artistic Fella's 1:48 World Record performance in the Ben Franklin, an equally remarkable 1:52.2 mile by trotting mare Buck I St Pat in the Maxie Lee, and the successful debut of Super...read on

KHRC: How Are We Doing?

December 18, 2008:

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) has a question: How are we doing?...read on

Dr. Hogan Update On Truro Situation

December 18, 2008:

Dr. Paul Hogan of the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission gave Trot Insider an update today on the possible strangles outbreak at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia....read on

Monticello Cancels Fri., Dec. 19 Racing, Simulcasting

December 18, 2008:

Due to an impending snowstorm where 6-12 inches are predicted in the lower Catskill Mountains, Monticello Raceway will cancel live racing on Friday, December 19....read on


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