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Harrington Raceway Applications Online

March 17, 2017:

Horsemen interested in racing at the 2017 Harrington Raceway meet are reminded to fill out a racing application and all other necessary forms available for download online....read on

Whelan Tunes Up For Title Defense

March 17, 2017:

Driver Mike Whelan will be headed stateside to defend his heritage and his title in the 2017 St. Paddy Pace at Freehold Raceway, and he'll have both the luck of the Irish and momentum on his side....read on

Harness Racing's Luckiest Horses

March 17, 2017:

Some say you have to be lucky to be good, some say it's better to be lucky than good. What's in a name? These luck-y horses were clearly born with talent and showed an affinity for green but surely a little bit of luck never hurt along the way...read on

Marfisi Returns To The Big Stage

March 17, 2017:

“It rekindled my spirit for the horses. Everything was new to me: the standing starts and the distance racing...to be able to go the distances in the time they do -- they’ll go a two-mile run in 3:54, which is astonishing. The truth of the matter is, their medication rules are by far superior to here. It’s just basically good horsemanship.”...read on

Practice Makes Perfect For Tetrick

March 17, 2017:

“It’s just experience. The more you drive, the more you realize that. We can all drive watching the TV, but when you’ve got to get out there and make decisions, it’s always quicker and faster."...read on

Jacksrluckytoo Looks To Capitalize

March 17, 2017:

The Saturday night feature at The Meadowlands opens the card with an abbreviated field of six in a conditioned pace for a purse of $18,000....read on

Meadowlands Spring Mixed Date Set

March 17, 2017:

Tattersalls announced today that its annual Meadowlands Spring Mixed Sale will be held on Sunday, May 7 in the racetrack’s back paddock....read on

Fire Claims Life Of Standardbred

March 17, 2017:

A retired racehorse with ties to Ontario has perished in an early morning barn fire in Newfoundland....read on

'Claim Game’ Buzzing At Woodbine

March 17, 2017:

The claiming box has been a busy spot so far this season at Woodbine Racetrack, and Thursday night’s 10-race card at the Rexdale, Ont. oval was no exception....read on

Flamboro Preferred To Hldontghttoyurdrms

March 16, 2017:

Trotters were in the spotlight Thursday evening at Flamboro Downs, as Canada’s fastest half-miler hosted a set of Preferred tilts for the square-gaiters....read on

Limelight Beach Upsets In Preferred

March 16, 2017:

The trip was sweet, but the end result was even sweeter for Limelight Beach in Thursday’s $30,000 Open Preferred Handicap for pacers at Dover Downs....read on

Saratoga Open To Elm Grove Inarush

March 16, 2017:

Elm Grove Inarush scored her first win in a local feature thanks to an impressive score in Thursday afternoon’s $12,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Handicapping Contest Closes Today!

March 16, 2017:

And they’re off! Standardbred racing action returns to Century Downs this Saturday, March 18 and the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club has arranged an online handicapping contest based on Century's opening day card of harness racing...read on

Fountain Of Youth In 13-Year-Old

March 16, 2017:

“I bought him about four years ago… If you saw him around the barn, you would say he acts more like a four or five-year-old. He loves to pony, he loves to train and he loves to race.”...read on

Mohawk Training Notice

March 16, 2017:

The Mohawk Racetrack race office has announced that the racing surface and paddock at Mohawk Racetrack will open for training on Tuesday (March 21)....read on

Campbell New Hambletonian Society CEO

March 16, 2017:

John Campbell, a Hambletonian Society director since 1992 and harness racing’s leading money-winning driver of all time, was recently elected president and chief executive officer of the society in a unanimous vote of the board of directors at the winter board meeting held March 12 in Boca Raton, Florida....read on

AGCO Unveils Rule Changes

March 16, 2017:

As part of ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to announce an initial series of rule changes and policy reforms stemming from an extensive engagement effort to modernize the agency’s regulatory approach and better support Ontario’s horse racing industry....read on

Rideau Announces Track Closure

March 16, 2017:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have announced that the main track will be closed for training all day on Friday, March 17....read on

Grand Trivia Night Details

March 16, 2017:

A top purse of $250 is awaiting harness racing quiz wizards in Grand River Raceway’s Grand Trivia Night to benefit The Stable That God Loves....read on

Stallions Added To Silent Auction

March 16, 2017:

The Defiance County (Ohio) Area Horsemen's Association has added the pacing stallion Swingin Glory (Raging Glory-Swingin) and the trotting stallions Elegant Man (Malabar Man-Whiteland Elegance) and Neely Dunn (Andover Hall-Armbro Gaelic) to its list for its silent auction for free breedings....read on

James On Levy-Bound McWicked

March 16, 2017:

“Horses like this don’t come around very often; some people never get one, and I don’t have another lifetime to find another one.”...read on

Trainer’s High Hopes For Devil Child

March 16, 2017:

When Devil Child makes her 2017 debut Friday night at Yonkers Raceway, she will also make her first start for trainer John Butenschoen, who was tasked by owners Crawford Farms Racing and Susan Oakes of prepping the daughter of American Ideal for the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series....read on

Dennis White Passes

March 16, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Dennis White, son of the late Régina Hachey and James White, passed away at Hôtel-Dieu de Québec in Quebec City on Saturday, March 11 at the age of 83....read on

Meladys Monet Seeking A Repeat

March 16, 2017:

Friday night's live program will tip off the weekend of racing at the Meadowlands Racetrack with a good field of trotters opening the card and a pair of GSY finals playing a supporting role....read on

Poll: Pick Your Catch Driver

March 16, 2017:

Of 2017's current top 15 money-winning drivers on Canadian soil,‎ who would you list as your first choice to drive your horse?...read on

Dover Feature To Celebrity Pegasus

March 15, 2017:

Art Stafford Jr. took Celebrity Pegasus to the outside in mid-backstretch and came on to notch a 1:56.1 triumph on a windy and cold Ides of March feature race, Wednesday, March 15 at Dover Downs....read on

Big Night For The Raceway

March 15, 2017:

The Raceway at the Western Fair District produced its second-highest handle ever on Wednesday night (March 15) with an 11-race card that featured Pinky Tuscadero winning the $7,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 3 Pace and wrapped up with Evelyn Harms earning her first career training win....read on

Godiva Seelster Repeats At Pompano

March 15, 2017:

Godiva Seelster, again handled splendidly by Wally Hennessey, took top honoors in the $11,000 Open Handicap Pace for mares on Wednesday night (March 15), stopping the timer in 1:52.1....read on

Second Series Score For Ms Mullen

March 15, 2017:

Ms Mullen zipped to the front from post eight and dug in late to preserve her victory — her second straight — in the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot at The Meadows. Stars N Sparkles rallied from last to take the other $12,500 division in Wednesday’s second leg of the series for three and four-year-old fillies and mares....read on

Grooms In Demand In Alberta

March 15, 2017:

“I've been around racing around the world and everybody needs qualified grooms. Competent, qualified, experienced grooms are hard to come by and that's what we need in Alberta, especially now that we are going to start to grow."...read on

B.C. Horsemen's Meeting Thursday

March 15, 2017:

Harness Racing B.C. has issued a notice that there will be a Horsemen's Meeting at Fraser Downs Racetrack at Elements Casino on Thursday, March 16....read on

David Devine Passes

March 15, 2017:

Longtime horseman David K. Devine of Mount Forest, Ont. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 15 at Palmerston Hospital in his 86th year....read on

'Post Time' Set For Thursday's Show

March 15, 2017:

Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica has announced its guest line up for the Thursday, March 16 show at 1 p.m....read on

Proposal To Root Out 'Beard' Trainers

March 15, 2017:

On Wednesday, March 15, Standardbred Owners Association of New York President Joe Faraldo released a proposal to the industry on how to weed out ‘beard’ trainers....read on

From Claimer To Open

March 15, 2017:

“He’s a real popular guy. I guess when any horse is winning they are popular. Hopefully we can keep him on that string. It’ll be tough at that level, but we’ll find out.”...read on

Thursday Monticello Card Cancelled

March 15, 2017:

Due to the severity of the storm and the amount of snow from Winter Storm Stella, Monticello Raceway has cancelled its live racing card for Thursday, March 16....read on

Pocono Cancels Saturday Card

March 15, 2017:

Winter Storm Stella caused havoc in northeast Pennsylvania, dropping more than two feet of snow in the area, and thereby forced The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono to cancel its opening night for Saturday, March 18....read on

Smith’s Mare Shows Right Spark

March 15, 2017:

After knocking on the door in her first four starts this year, Blue Spark got her picture taken last week in emphatic fashion for owner/trainer Gretchen Smith with son Sean at the controls....read on

Follow-Up On Rankin Story

March 15, 2017:

The Ottawa Citizen recently ran a story which theorized that the 2007 killing of harness racing participant Randy Rankin could have been the work of a serial killer. Now, the paper has published a continuation to the story....read on

Century Racing Club Deadline Extended

March 15, 2017:

The deadline for membership applications for the Century Downs Racing Club, which is gearing up for its second season, has been extended to Friday (March 24)....read on

Northville Qualifiers Cancelled

March 15, 2017:

Due to adverse weather conditions, the qualifying session that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 at Northville Downs have been cancelled....read on

‘Post Time’s Remote Schedule

March 15, 2017:

Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce the beginning of its 2017 live remote schedule....read on

Billings Season To Start March 30

March 15, 2017:

The C.K.G. Billings Harness Driving Series will kick off its 36th season on March 30 at Yonkers Raceway....read on

William Kraner Passes

March 15, 2017:

Standardbred breeder/owner William C. Kraner, 79, passed away on Thursday, March 9 at the William C. Kraner Heart Center, Grant Hospital, Columbus, Ohio....read on

Wednesday Cancellations And Closures

March 15, 2017:

Tracks have announced cancellations, closures and postponements for Wednesday, March 15 activities due to the winter storm that has wreaked havoc in Canada and the northeastern United States. For up to the minute news on all of the cancellations...read on

Fractional Owner Venture Announced

March 15, 2017:

The term 'veteran leadership' will take on a different meaning for a group of new owners as a Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer has announced plans for a new fractional ownership group....read on

Buffalo Cancels Wednesday Card

March 15, 2017:

Officials at Buffalo Raceway have cancelled the track’s Wednesday night (March 15) program due to track conditions....read on

Pocono Qualifier, Race Office Notice

March 15, 2017:

The race office at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono is closed today due to the aftermath of the nor'easter that hit the region earlier this week. The qualifying races that were rescheduled for Thursday (March 16) have been cancelled altogether....read on

Rideau Postpones Wednesday Qualifiers

March 15, 2017:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway wish to advise horsemen that the qualifiers scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 have been postponed due to poor weather conditions and rescheduled....read on

Grand Circuit Kicks Off For 2017

March 15, 2017:

This week's Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy series opening legs at Yonkers Raceway mark the opening of the 2017 Grand Circuit season....read on


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