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Sooo Handsome Strikes In Open Trot

March 14, 2017:

Sooo Handsome, bred, owned, trained and driven by Rick Plano, pulled off a minor upset in the $12,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot at Pompano Park on Tuesday night (March 14), squeaking by the favoured Prairie Fortune, with John MacDonald in the bike, in the final stride for a nose victory in 1:55.3....read on

Star Photo Prevails At Western Fair

March 14, 2017:

Star Photo held off the pocket-pulling Tortola Sunrise to prevail in the featured $8,300 Preferred 3 Trot on Tuesday night (March 14) at The Raceway at the Western Fair District....read on

Monticello Cancels Wednesday Card

March 14, 2017:

Due to "Winter Storm Stella," Monticello Raceway has also cancelled its live racing card and all simulcasting wagering for Wednesday, March 15....read on

Hoosier Park Readies For 2017 Season

March 14, 2017:

With the return of live harness racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino less than a month away, final preparations for the 2017 season are underway throughout the property....read on

DDs Comet Doubles In Meadows Series

March 14, 2017:

DDs Comet moved three-wide into the final turn and left the field five lengths in his wake in capturing his second straight victory in Tuesday’s Ken Weaver Memorial Trot at The Meadows. Claire And Kenny took the other $12,500 second-leg split in the series for three and four-year-old colts, stallions and geldings....read on

Another New Winner In Ohio Open Trot

March 14, 2017:

Pine Dream (Trace Tetrick) became the seventh different Open Trot winner on Tuesday afternoon (March 14) out of nine contested so far at the 2017 Miami Valley Raceway meet....read on

Know More About Biosecurity

March 14, 2017:

Spring consists of more than just cleaning. There is much to do, planning ahead to maximize time spent with your horse and working towards your goals for the impending sunny months. Regardless of riding discipline; everyone wants their equine partner to be healthy and performing at its best....read on

Kawartha’s Training, Schooling Schedule

March 14, 2017:

Kawartha Downs has released its training and schooling schedule in advance of the track's 2017 season opener on May 27....read on

SOA Of NY Extends Bonus Program

March 14, 2017:

A bonus program that has been in place for the last month for Standardbred Owners Association of New York (SOA of NY) members who hit the board at Yonkers Raceway will be extended through March 31....read on

U.S. Immigration & The Horse Industry

March 14, 2017:

"It is likely there will be an increase of audits and raids to identify and deport undocumented immigrants."...read on

Court Rules On New Jersey Classic

March 14, 2017:

On Monday (March 13) the New Jersey Superior Court in Monmouth County rejected an effort by an owner of a New Jersey-bred horse to force New Meadowlands to host and race the New Jersey Classic and the Miss New Jersey Classic this year....read on

Repeat Winners In Petticoat Sequel

March 14, 2017:

Four divisions of the Petticoat Series went postward Monday evening at Yonkers Raceway, and making round trips to victory lane following their respective assignments were Northern Soiree and Cousin Mary....read on

Speed Show For Odds On Amethyst

March 13, 2017:

Wild fractions in the first half of Monday’s fifth race at Woodbine Racetrack helped regally-bred trotter Odds On Amethyst earn a share of a North American season’s record....read on

Goldstar Badlands Upsets

March 13, 2017:

Despite winning last week’s $11,000 Preferred 2 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District, Goldstar Badlands wasn’t given much respect in his quest to double up in Monday’s edition of the class....read on

‘Matchmaker’ & ‘Levy’ Set To Begin

March 13, 2017:

The adults come out to play this weekend, featuring opening rounds of Yonkers Raceway’s Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series....read on

Meadowlands; Winners Bayonne Closed Tuesday

March 13, 2017:

Due to the impending winter storm, the Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners Bayonne OTW will be closed Tuesday, March 14....read on

Series Repeat For Terrortina

March 13, 2017:

Terrortina spotted the leader four lengths down the backside, then gobbled her up in the lane to capture her second straight Donna Dunn Memorial Pace split at The Meadows....read on

Rankin In The News Again

March 13, 2017:

After 10 years, the case of murdered Standardbred horseman has Randy Rankin made its way back into mainstream headlines. Now, just a few weeks later, another Rankin story has hit the mainstream, and it contains a small tidbit of information that is making people look at the murder in a brand new light....read on

Yonkers Cancels Tuesday Card

March 13, 2017:

Due to the impending late-winter snowstorm, Yonkers Raceway has cancelled its racing program for Tuesday, March 14. It’s the second cancellation of the season at the track....read on

Monticello Cancels Tuesday Card

March 13, 2017:

Due to Winter Storm Stella, Monticello Raceway has cancelled live racing and simulcasting for Tuesday, March 14....read on

Flamboro Announces Closures

March 13, 2017:

Officials with Flamboro Downs have informed Trot Insider that the track will be closed for training on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the adverse weather expected in the area....read on

‘EquiLottery Bill’ Filed In West Virginia

March 13, 2017:

As part of the mission to bring EquiLottery to West Virginia, House Bill 2943 was introduced in the House of Delegates on Monday, March 13....read on

London Selected Yearling Sale Now Accepting Entries

March 13, 2017:

Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 London Selected Yearling Sale, presented in collaboration with the Forest City Standardbred Sale Inc. and Standardbred Canada....read on

WEG Sustaining Payments Due Today

March 13, 2017:

The first round of sustaining payments for Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and Alliance stakes events are due this Wednesday (March 15)....read on

Vernon Payments, Apps Due Wednesday

March 13, 2017:

Applications for the 2017 racing season are due and can be found on the Vernon Downs website. The deadline for submission of applications wishing to have stable privileges is March 15. The entire barn area will open beginning April 1. As a reminder, racing applications are required for anyone intending to race in 2017....read on

Pocono Qualifiers Rescheduled

March 13, 2017:

Officials with The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono have announced that the track is rescheduling its upcoming qualifying session....read on

More Stallions Added To Silent Auction

March 13, 2017:

The Defiance County (Ohio) Area Horsemen's Association has added the trotting stallions Googoo Gaagaa (Cams Rocket-Kora's Trotter), Flex The Muscle (Muscles Yankee-Alix Hall), and His Highness (Windsongs Legacy-Sweet Gabriella) to its list for its silent auction for free breedings....read on

Bartlett's Art Of War

March 13, 2017:

“I try to worry about other people’s horses: where they are, how to beat them, how to not put them in a good spot. That’s what I concentrate on. It’s made me a lot better as a driver over the years.”...read on

Devaux Hot At Monticello

March 13, 2017:

For those who follow the ‘leaders of the week’ chart in the U.S., you may have noticed an unfamiliar name in the top five, Jim Devaux....read on

DSBF March 15 Payments Due

March 13, 2017:

A $100 sustaining payment is due for DSBF-eligible two-year-olds who made the May 15, 2016 nomination payment of $40....read on

NB Awards Nominees Released

March 13, 2017:

More information has been released in regard to the upcoming New Brunswick Standardbred Breeders and Owners awards banquet, to be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017....read on

More On Mason-Dixon Downs

March 13, 2017:

Last week, the public got a first look at some of the preliminary details of Mason-Dixon Downs, the Pennsylvania Standardbred racino that has been proposed for Freedom Township in Adams County, located near the Maryland border....read on

Wildcat Cam Upsets The Apple Cart

March 12, 2017:

A set of not listed Preferred events – one for pacers and one for trotters - highlighted Sunday’s 12-race card at Rideau Carleton Raceway, and fans got some bang for their buck when Wildcat Cam rallied to win his assignment....read on

Pompano Open To First Of Itskind

March 12, 2017:

First Of Itskind, handled by Mike Simons, took full advantage of a sizzling :25.4 opening panel by the favoured Sing For Me George and wore that one down in the final stages to score a repeat win in Pompano Park’s $12,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night....read on

Faves Foiled In Flamboro Preferreds

March 12, 2017:

Regal Luck and Monte Cristo found their way to the winner’s circle in their respective Preferred assignments Sunday evening at Flamboro Downs, and both pacers did so by knocking off the favourites....read on

Florida Hosts Hall Of Fame Dinner

March 12, 2017:

More than 125 horsemen and women were in attendance Friday night at the 26th annual Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame Dinner held at the Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort & Spa in Pompano Beach....read on

Chappell’s Troops Triple Up

March 12, 2017:

It turned out to be a solid Sunday at Fraser Downs for horseman John Chappell thanks to a trio of trips to victory lane with starters from his stable....read on

Robinson Farm To Host Auction

March 12, 2017:

Longtime horseman Bill Robinson will host an auction at his Hagersville, Ont. farm on Saturday, March 25 in order to liquidate a number of assets....read on

Slugfest At Saratoga

March 12, 2017:

Slugfest, by Conway Hall, continued his winter dominance on Sunday afternoon (March 12) at Saratoga Casino Hotel, as the Maureen Salino trainee scored another victory in the Open Trot....read on

Red Hot Herbie Takes Open

March 12, 2017:

A pocketed Red Hot Herbie (Tim Tetrick, $7.50) proved to be the best Sunday afternoon (March 12), as he got up to win Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Open Trot....read on

‘Four-Peat’ For Timoko

March 12, 2017:

On Sunday, March 12 at Cagnes sur Mer in France, Timoko captured the Grand Criterium de Vitesse for the fourth time in his career – but this time it was in a new stakes-record clocking....read on

Amputee Horseman Sets Record

March 12, 2017:

In the fall of 2014, the Standardbred Canada website ran an article explaining how a horseman with an artificial leg had been licenced to participate in pari-mutuel horse races. Now, the horseman in question has made it into the history books....read on

SBOANJ Issues Payment Clarification

March 12, 2017:

There seems to be some confusion about SBOANJ sponsored races that will be held in 2017. View the current 2017 payment schedule, as many sustaining payments are due March 15....read on

Delaware (OH) Stakes Payments Due

March 12, 2017:

Two-year-old sustaining payments for the 73rd edition of the Little Brown Jug, the 48th Jugette, the 66th Old Oaken Bucket (three-year-old open trot) and the 67th Buckette (three-year-old filly trot) are due March 15. These payments are for foals of 2015 and will be raced in 2018....read on

Christen Me To North America

March 12, 2017:

It has been announced that a Down Under winner of more than $2.4 million (NZ) in purses will be making the trek to North America in a few weeks time....read on

Century Announces Cancellation

March 12, 2017:

Officials with Century Downs have informed Trot Insider that the track has been forced to cancel its program of live racing that had been scheduled for Sunday, March 19....read on

Game On With Off And Pacing

March 12, 2017:

Many people who love harness racing discuss ways to promote and grow the game. Few develop an actual game to promote and grow racing...read on

'Sassy' Earns First Saratoga Open Win

March 12, 2017:

Sassy Hanover secured his first ever Open Pace victory at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Saturday (March 11) as the six-year-old son of Cams Card Shark parlayed the pocket ride to the win in the $12,000 feature....read on

Rockin Ron Tunes Up For Levy Series

March 12, 2017:

In Saturday's featured $18,000 conditioned pace, stakes winner Rockin Ron tuned up for Yonkers' Levy Series with a powerful win in 1:51.4 over The Meadowlands specialist City Hall....read on

Yonkers Open To Guantanamo Bay

March 11, 2017:

A closing Guantanamo Bay (Scott Zeron, $11.80) tagged Blood Brother (Jason Bartlett) at the wire Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on


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