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The 'Big M' Announces Beer Fest Details

April 17, 2018:

On Saturday, May 19, the beer will flow at the Meadowlands Racetrack for the third annual Spring Beer Fest....read on

New, Full-Tuition Scholarship Announced

April 17, 2018:

It has been announced that one of Standardbred racing’s leading horse owners has sponsored a new, four-year, full-tuition scholarship award....read on

Mohawk’s Juvenile Series To Return

April 17, 2018:

Woodbine Mohawk Park is pleased to once again offer summer series for two-year-old pacers and trotters....read on

Pinske: ‘Glamour Boy’ Class Looks Open

April 17, 2018:

“I don’t like to jinx myself, but I think that (three-year-old male pacer) division is probably as open as it’s been. There are a lot of tough horses and I think every week you could see a different horse show up. So it’s going to be tough, but I think we have a chance to have some fun.”...read on

Trainers To Select French Trotters

April 17, 2018:

“I think there’s a lot of owners and trainers who are really going to enjoy this and that’s the thing about the game. I want to make money, but the other thing about that game is it has to be fun and this is going to be fun, it’s going to be interesting, it’s going to be different. I’m excited to be a part of it.”...read on

Better Caviar Repeats At The Meadows

April 16, 2018:

Better Caviar surged past Mac Deeno in mid-stretch to capture his second straight victory in Monday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 conditioned trot....read on

Avatartist Romps; Prologue Streaking

April 16, 2018:

After a near miss after using come-from-behind tactics in last week’s Preferred 3 at The Raceway at Western Fair District, Avatartist said ‘catch me if you can’ in Monday’s edition of the class before cruising to a handy victory....read on

Yonkers' Pick-5 Getting Noticed

April 16, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway’s Monday evening’s Pick 5 wager figured to get some extra ganders, and indeed it did....read on

Triples For Big Rich, Auciello, Drury

April 16, 2018:

A messy Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park saw six-year-old trotter Big Rich complete a Preferred triple....read on

Artful Way Wins Plainridge Open

April 16, 2018:

Even the deluge of rain couldn't dampen the excitement of opening day at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon as Artful Way found his way to the winner's circle after taking the $15,000 Open Pace over a very sloppy track....read on

Harrington Open To Major Uptrend

April 16, 2018:

Major Uptrend was a dominant 1:53 winner for driver Tony Morgan in Monday’s $16,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway....read on

Carlson Celebrates 3,000th Win

April 16, 2018:

Eric Carlson wasted no time in recording his 3,000th career victory Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking the first race of the night with Call Me Richard for the milestone victory....read on

Hackett Memorial To Red Storm

April 16, 2018:

Red Storm, dispatched as the betting favourite based on an impressive elimination win last week and an inside post draw, prevailed in the first-ever $40,000 James K. Hackett Memorial championship for Ohio-sired three-year-old trotting fillies held at Miami Valley Raceway on Monday....read on

Posts Drawn For Levy, Matchmaker

April 16, 2018:

Post positions have been drawn for North America’s two richest races of the season to date, Yonkers Raceway’s $532,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series and $373,000 final of the Blue Chip Matchmaker....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #2

April 16, 2018:

The countdown to the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

Summer Student/Marketing Intern Wanted

April 16, 2018:

Do you eat, sleep and breathe harness racing? Do you enjoy promoting harness racing and have exceptional customer service skills? If this sounds like you and you feel like you have the potential to be an outstanding ambassador for Canadian harness racing, read on....read on

Belanger Fundraiser Proves Successful

April 16, 2018:

Trot Insider has received word that recent charity endeavours in support of horseman Paul Belanger have been very successful, and the organizers behind the drives would like to thank the sponsors that have been very generous toward the much-loved horseman....read on

Lois Allison Passes

April 16, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred breeder/owner Lois Allison of Hamilton, Ont. passed away on Saturday (April 14) at the age of 92....read on

Upcoming Red Shores Paddock Meeting

April 16, 2018:

Trot Insider has been informed of the details of an upcoming paddock meeting at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Breeders Crown To Mohawk In 2019

April 16, 2018:

The $6 million Breeders Crown, harness racing’s richest and most prestigious year-end divisional championship series, is set to return in October 2019 to the newly renovated Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ont....read on

Woodbine Stakes Payments Due Today

April 16, 2018:

Woodbine Entertainment would like to remind owners and trainers of today’s stakes payment deadline (April 16) for events in 2018....read on

It’s All ‘Moe’ At Pompano

April 16, 2018:

Rock On Moe ($12.80), deftly handled by his trainer, Dan Daley, conquered six worthy opponents and the elements to score a 1:52.3 win in Pompano Park's $15,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night (April 15)....read on

Last Call For Scholarship Applications

April 16, 2018:

The deadline for HHYF scholarship applications is approaching fast – completed applications are due at the HHYF office by April 30, but early submission is encouraged....read on

Horsepeople Kept On Their Toes

April 16, 2018:

If nothing else, horse racing participants are tough. Everything that comes along with the grooming, training, steering and riding of racehorses demands a strong character. That being said, a few items have found their way into the trade news as of late, and they will surely give even the hardest horseperson a bit of a chill....read on

Update On Western Fair Negotiations

April 16, 2018:

The Western Fair District was in the news late last week, as a mainstream media outlet published an item that provided an update on the London, Ont. raceway and entertainment facility....read on

Storm Affects Ontario Breeders

April 16, 2018:

In a joint release, officials with Seelster Farms, Tara Hills Stud and Winbak Farm announced on Monday (April 16) that the ice storm that wreaked havoc across southern Ontario affected the operation of the respective breeding nurseries....read on

Archibald Leads Weiss Trotters

April 15, 2018:

Archibald has stamped himself as the trotter to beat in the Bobby Weiss Series section for diamond-gaited males, taking a new mark of 1:55.1 in his $15,000 third preliminary round on Sunday (April 15) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

O’Donnell On The Move

April 15, 2018:

He may not get into the sulky as much as he used to, but it has been announced that Bill ‘The Magic Man’ O’Donnell will soon be on the move....read on

Another Saratoga Open Win For Ulster

April 15, 2018:

Ulster continued his sensational start to the season at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday afternoon (April 15) as the Amanda Facin trainee won the Open Trot for already the fifth time in 2018....read on

Hennessy Triples At Century Downs

April 15, 2018:

Fresh off his milestone celebrations, horseman Rod Hennessy made multiple return appearances in the Century Downs winner's circle on Sunday afternoon (April 15)....read on

Walter White Cooks In Top Trot

April 15, 2018:

Walter White not only stepped back into the Open trotting ranks on Sunday afternoon (April 15) at Miami Valley, but he stepped right to the head of the class....read on

Burke, Gingras Hot On Sunday

April 15, 2018:

Winning races in bunches is nothing new to trainer Ron Burke or driver Yannick Gingras, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the pair put on a dominant display on Sunday (April 15)....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #3

April 15, 2018:

The countdown to the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

PEISHOA Awards Banquet Held

April 15, 2018:

The Annual Awards Banquet of the Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owners Association was held in Charlottetown last evening(Saturday, April 14)....read on

Atlantic Bursary Program Details

April 15, 2018:

The 2018 season marks the twelfth consecutive year that Standardbred Canada and the Atlantic provinces have partnered to offer the Atlantic Provinces Bursary Program. This project could award up to five students in the Atlantic provinces bursaries towards their post secondary education this year....read on

Sam Rice Passes

April 15, 2018:

Standardbred racehorse owner Sam Rice, of Monticello, New York, passed away peacefully on Saturday (April 14) after a brief battle with cancer at Elderwood Nursing Facility in Hamburg, New York. He was 87....read on

Pick-4 Guarantee Doubled

April 15, 2018:

Officials with the Meadows have announced that the track has doubled the Pick-4 pool guarantee for its Monday (April 16) program of live racing....read on

Research Targets Equine Virus

April 15, 2018:

It has been announced that leading researchers are searching for clues to better manage a virus that can cause late gestation abortion in mares....read on

Keystone Velocity Rebounds In Levy

April 15, 2018:

Defending Levy champion Keystone Velocity, after five preliminaries, scored a victory in the last leg of the series, taking the second of three $50,000 divisions of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series on Saturday, April 14 at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Apple Bottom Jeans Sizzles

April 14, 2018:

Apple Bottom Jeans stamped herself as the favourite for the $54,500 Burning Point Series final with a win in the first division of the second and final leg of the event for pacing mares Saturday, April 14 at the Meadowlands....read on

Godinez Team Triples With Texas Terror

April 14, 2018:

Texas Terror N completed a natural hat trick of Open victories for his connections as the ten-year-old pacer prevailed in the $14,500 feature on Saturday, April 14 at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Weiss Series Sweep For Two Continues

April 14, 2018:

Heavenly Sound and I Soar Him First kept their records in the Bobby Weiss Series for pacing males perfect after two starts, each winning one of the $15,000 three divisions of the second preliminary leg of their Weiss competition Saturday, April 14 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Night Pro Cops Colston Memorial

April 14, 2018:

Miami Valley Raceway presented the $24,000 annual Craig Colston Memorial Open Pace on Saturday, April 14, honouring the memory of one of Lebanon Raceway’s staunchest supporters. When the winner, Night Pro, returned to the winner’s circle he was surrounded by about 40 of Colston’s family and friends....read on

Return Of The Sith Rallies At Meadows

April 14, 2018:

Return Of The Sith saved ground for most of the mile, then flew into contention late to pull off a 13-1 shocker in the second leg of the Tom Kirwan Memorial Pace for three-year-old colts and geldings Saturday, April 14 at The Meadows....read on

Hennessy Hits 2,000 Training Wins

April 14, 2018:

Veteran horseman Rod Hennessy entered Saturday's card of harness racing at Century Downs one training win shy of 2,000 lifetime, and he wasted no time in achieving the milestone....read on

North American Harness Update To Vernon

April 14, 2018:

After successful shows at Hoosier Park for the Breeders Crown and The Meadows for their Night of Champions, North American Harness Update (NAHU) will be continuing its tour of racetracks with a live show from Vernon Downs, located in Vernon, NY, on Friday, April 20....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #4

April 14, 2018:

The countdown to the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

Levy Champ On Outside Looking In

April 14, 2018:

“It seems like he’s getting better, feeling better this week. We definitely need a win to make the final.”...read on

Maryland Commissioners To Compete

April 14, 2018:

This Sunday (April 15) the Maryland State Racing Commissioners will take to the sulkies and compete in three scheduled non-betting events at Rosecroft Raceway....read on

The Burning Point, Whata Baron Continue

April 14, 2018:

The Meadowlands returns with a ten spot of live races on Saturday night, led by the second leg of the $17,500 Whata Baron and Burning Point series....read on


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