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Clarence O'Neill Passes

July 9, 2008:

On Saturday, June 28, former horseman Clarence O'Neill passed away with his family by his side after a long and courageous fight with cancer. The resident of Strathroy, ON was in his 74th year....read on

Court Order And Creditors List Released

July 9, 2008:

As part of the court approved protection obtained by Attractions Hippiques under the Companies Creditors' Arrangement Act, RSM Richter Inc. has released the list of Attractions Hippiques' creditors....read on

OSAS Part Of Community Day

July 9, 2008:

Members of OSAS and CARD will be putting on riding displays in Woodbine Racetrack's thoroughbred walking ring this Saturday at the Toronto oval during WEG's first Community Day....read on

Perretti Matchmaker Drawn

July 9, 2008:

The fourth annual Perretti Matchmaker Stakes will bring together a classy field of top older trotting mares competing for a large purse cheque and breeding to one of the farm's elite stallions on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Scioto Betting Doubles 2007 Average

July 9, 2008:

According to figures from the Ohio State Racing Commission, the total bet per program through the first half of 2008 at Scioto Downs is up 104.3 per cent....read on

Sunday Is Kids Day At Clinton

July 9, 2008:

Clinton Raceway will be holding Kids Day this Sunday, July 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m....read on

Gagne Upset With Northlands Decision

July 9, 2008:

In an open letter to Horse Racing Alberta, horseman Jean-Francois Gagne, a former ASHA Board member, has voiced his displeasure over Northlands Park's partnership with the HBPA for the next three years....read on

Atlantic Sires Stakes Continue Thursday

July 9, 2008:

Lobster Carnival racing continues Thursday at Summerside Raceway featuring eight divisions of Atlantic Sires Stakes for three-year old pacing fillies....read on

Dexter Nukes Passes

July 9, 2008:

Winbak Canada has announced that Dexter Nukes, winner of the 1989 Meadowlands Pace, passed away this morning. The 22-year-old No Nukes stallion was humanely euthanized after experiencing multiple infirmities associated with old age....read on

Celii Looking Forward To 'Pace' With 'Nitro'

July 9, 2008:

A victory by Badlands Nitro in the $1.1 million Meadowlands Pace on July 19 would taste especially sweet for owner John Celii....read on

Baymount Financing Completed

July 9, 2008:

Baymount Incorporated has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Belleville Racetrack Development Corporation has closed its construction financing to build the new Quinte Exhibition and Raceway....read on

Comments On Woodbine Live! Tax Break

July 9, 2008:

Woodbine Entertainment Group president Nick Eaves and Blake Cordish, vice president of The Cordish Group, are a few of the players that have commented on the record $120 million tax break for the Woodbine Live! project....read on

Massive Tax Break For Woodbine Live!

July 9, 2008:

Yesterday, Toronto's economic development committee gave the Woodbine Entertainment Group a $120 million property tax break over a 20-year span -- the largest tax break in the history of the city....read on

Hohner's Crew Triples Up At Georgian

July 8, 2008:

Trainer Stacey Hohner had her starters hitting on all cylinders on Tuesday evening at Georgian Downs, and that was good news for the longshot players....read on

Trillium Trotters Heading To Sudbury

July 8, 2008:

Sudbury Downs opens its 2008 Ontario Sires Stakes season this Saturday, July 12 with a pair of $35,273 Trillium Series divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies....read on

Forward Takes Six At Woodstock

July 8, 2008:

Brad Forward was a winning machine at Woodstock Raceway on Tuesday as noted in his six-win performance on the 12-race program....read on

Pablo Angus Torches Trois Rivieres

July 8, 2008:

Pablo Angus showed absolutely no mercy to the trotting counterparts he faced on Tuesday night at Sulky Trois Rivieres in the $43,000 J-C St. Jacques Final....read on

Oceanview Kitty In Record Time

July 8, 2008:

Oceanview Kitty rewrote the Summerside Raceway record book Tuesday night with a stunning 1:58.1 victory in her $12,060 division of the Atlantic Sires Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies....read on

Reynolds Action Rolls On At Pocono

July 8, 2008:

Caviar Forthelady posted the fastest winning time among eight divisions of W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies on Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs....read on

Box Closes Tomorrow For KD's Trot-A-Thon

July 8, 2008:

Kawartha Downs has announced the inaugural edition of The Trot-A-Thon, a conditioned stakes event to be contested at a distance of one and a quarter miles over the Fraserville, ON oval....read on

Road To The Meadowlands Pace

July 8, 2008:

Each week, Meadowlands Racetrack statistician Bob Heyden ranks the top contenders for the $1 million Meadowlands Pace on July 19, 2008....read on

Are You Willie Win's Superfan?

July 8, 2008:

If you are Willie Win's Superfan, here's your chance to prove it! This year, Xtreme Horsepower will be happening at Georgian Downs in Innisfil, ON, Saturday, August 9....read on

Racing Term Added To Dictionary

July 8, 2008:

Merriam-Webster has added more than 100 new entries to the latest edition of its famous Collegiate Dictionary, including one familiar to those in the racing industry....read on

Meadowlands Pace Attracts 26

July 8, 2008:

Somebeachsomewhere's perfect record was not enough to scare off the competition for the $1.1 million Meadowlands Pace on July 19....read on

Top T-Bred Farm Scaling Back

July 8, 2008:

It came as a surprise late last week when it was announced that Windfields Farm, one of the most successful and well known Canadian thoroughbred breeding operations, is closing its commercial business as of November 1, 2008....read on

Hudon Suspended Indefinitely

July 8, 2008:

Driver Phil Hudon has been handed an indefinite suspension by the Ontario Racing Commission....read on

Post Change At Northside

July 8, 2008:

Northside Downs in Nova Scotia has announced a post time change for its Saturday, July 19 card of live racing....read on

Kawartha Classic Pacing Series Update

July 8, 2008:

Kawartha Downs has released updated standings for the weekly Classic Pacing Series, which culminates with a $50,000 final later this fall....read on

Concord Legislation Signed

July 8, 2008:

New York Governor David Paterson today signed a bill which should lead the way for the construction of the Concord development, the proposed entertainment destination and future home of the new Monticello Raceway....read on

Sandown Opener Drawn

July 8, 2008:

The first of three live race dates at Sandown Park on Vancouver Island has attracted just 53 horses, which will compete this Saturday, July 12, opening day at the five-eighths mile oval....read on

New Races For Xtreme Horsepower

July 8, 2008:

On Saturday, August 9, Georgian Downs will host the 2008 edition of Xtreme Horsepower, and three newly developed races will be unveiled, including the Xtreme Battle, Xtreme Rewind, and an extended version of last year's Xtreme Classic....read on

Michigan T-Bred Track Nearing Completion

July 8, 2008:

Construction is rolling full speed ahead at Pinnacle Race Course in Wayne County, Michigan, and majority owner Jerry Campbell believes the targeted opening day of July 18 will be a reality....read on

Five-Bagger For Gregory

July 8, 2008:

Driver Jeff Gregory batted .500 during Yonkers Raceway's 13-race Monday night program, winning half of his 10 drives....read on

Darling Loves Popcorn

July 8, 2008:

Last fall Jack Darling told countless people to have a look at St Lads Popcorn before she stepped into the ring at the Forest City Yearling Sale, but when the daughter of Twin B Champ stalked into the arena bidding was sluggish, and Darling was able to scoop her up for a mere $5,000....read on

Stakes Filled Program At Summerside

July 8, 2008:

It was wall-to-wall stakes at Summerside Raceway on Monday, as the PEI half-miler hosted the Joe O'Brien Memorial Stakes – two $9,600 "Gold" divisions and a trio of $5,000 "Grassroots" divisions – in addition to a pair of $5,000 Governor's Plate eliminations....read on

Classy Trotters Deliver At Mohawk

July 7, 2008:

There was no shortage of trotting talent on display at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, as the Campbellville oval rolled out the red carpet to a trio of square-gaited millionaires - Snazzy Millie ($1.1M), Abbey Road C ($1.8M) and JM Vangogh ($1.9M)....read on

Pair Of Repeat Winners In Town Pro

July 7, 2008:

Go Get Her and Autumn Magic poised themselves for a possible sweep of the Town Pro Pacing Series by capturing their respective $18,000 divisions in Monday's second round at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Lear Jetta Jogs In Reynolds

July 7, 2008:

Lear Jetta stayed unbeaten in 2008 with a W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes win on Monday afternoon at Pocono Downs....read on

Filion Contemplating A Move

July 7, 2008:

"The situation in Montreal is not very good right now, so I might have to make a move down here," said driver Sylvain Filion during an interview on Monday evening's edition of Race Night on the Score....read on

Glamour Boys Leading Week 9 Poll

July 7, 2008:

Somebeachsomewhere finds himself sitting atop the Hambletonian/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll for the fourth consecutive week, but he does so minus a few of the first-place votes....read on

Snow White Ready For Del Miller Memorial

July 7, 2008:

Kevin Lare spent a good deal of time getting Snow White ready for her Delvin Miller Memorial elimination race on July 4, but following the filly's 3-1/2 length victory he made sure everyone knew who deserved the praise....read on

Schnittker As Competitive As They Get

July 7, 2008:

Ray Schnittker has always been a strong finisher, although it was first on the wrestling mat rather than at the racetrack....read on

Milestone Watch Is On

July 7, 2008:

Driver Cat Manzi, a member of the U.S. Hall of Fame, finds himself on the verge of another major milestone....read on

Hill Has Had Enough

July 7, 2008:

Confronted with uncertainty in the Alberta standardbred racing industry, breeder Mona Hill has sent a letter to Trot Insider voicing her displeasure over the treatment of the provinces' standardbred participants over the past few years....read on

HRA Meeting Wednesday

July 7, 2008:

In a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 9, Horse Racing Alberta will be congregating with industry stakeholders, and one of the many issues that will be discussed is the state of the standardbred industry in the province....read on

Houghton Comments On Canadian Record

July 7, 2008:

In Sunday's second race at Flamboro Downs, seven-year-old Fiesty G G mare Indys Kylee broke the aged trotting mare track record when she tripped the timer in 1:56.1....read on

Record Weekend For Hennessy

July 7, 2008:

Blue Star Ruler and trainer/driver Michael Hennessy ruled Grande Prairie's half mile oval on Sunday setting a track record with a tremendous 1:56.2 wire-to-wire trip....read on

$16.8 Million Carry-Over For V75

July 7, 2008:

A carry-over jackpot pool of $16.8 million (USD) will be up for grabs Saturday, July 12 in the next scheduled Swedish V75 wager, horse racing's largest pool....read on

MacGrath Gives Update On 'The Beach'

July 7, 2008:

This afternoon, Trot Insider spoke with Somebeachsomewhere's co-owning trainer Brent MacGrath, who gave an update on the Mach Three colt heading into this weekend's eliminations for the Meadowlands Pace....read on

'World Cup' In Jeopardy

July 7, 2008:

According to a report, the inaugural edition of the Harness Racing World Cup is in jeopardy....read on


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