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Familiar Face At Kawartha Saturday

June 21, 2017:

Kawartha Downs regulars are thrilled to see Dagfin Henriksen’s name in the program for this Saturday night’s (June 24) card....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

June 21, 2017:

The publicity department for the Grand Circuit has sent out its weekly recap and preview of Grand Circuit races....read on

Hubbard Perfect In NA Cup Contest

June 21, 2017:

While Fear The Dragon was impressive in his 2017 North America Cup victory on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, the winner of the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club's North America Cup online handicapping contest was just as dominant....read on

OSAS Adds PayPal Option

June 21, 2017:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society has added PayPal to its website in order to provide a more streamlined and quicker method to make donations to the organization....read on

Banker Volo Sharp At Running Aces

June 21, 2017:

Arguably the most impressive performance on the Tuesday evening (June 20) harness racing program at Running Aces came in The $10,000 Open Trot, when Banker Volo ($3.60) rebounded off of his third-place finish last week....read on

Last Call For Austin Series Noms

June 21, 2017:

Nominations are set to close this week for the Mark Austin Pacing series that will take place at Dresden Raceway in July....read on

‘Hockey Day’ At Dresden Raceway

June 21, 2017:

Even though it’s the middle of summer, this Sunday afternoon will be about hockey at Dresden Raceway, as the racetrack will be celebrating all the local hockey teams of Canada’s past time, including a Dresden LumberKings reunion....read on

Track Announces ‘Millennial Night’

June 21, 2017:

In an effort to connect with the younger demographic, a harness raceway has announced that it will be hosting a ‘millennial night’ this coming weekend....read on

Looking For A Saturday Upset

June 21, 2017:

“He’s very efficient with his gait. He usually does not get tired. Even though he didn’t pass every horse in his last two starts he has a great capacity to take air and continue to go forward.”...read on

O’Donnell, Campbell To Bow Out Together

June 21, 2017:

They once dominated harness racing like Larry Bird and Magic Johnson did basketball and Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux ruled hockey. Now Hall of Famers Bill O’Donnell and John Campbell will both hang up their colours for good after a final drive against each other on July 30 in the $15,000 Legends Day Trot at Clinton Raceway....read on

Five For MacDonald; Three For Steacy

June 21, 2017:

The Monday evening program at Mohawk Racetrack belonged to driver Trevor Henry thanks to his five-win performance, but Tuesday night’s spotlight shone brightly on driver James MacDonald and trainer Mark Steacy....read on

Bet Ya Repeats In Georgian Feature

June 20, 2017:

A second-over trip turned into a narrow triumph for Bet Ya and trainer/driver Jack Moiseyev in Tuesday’s $10,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Handicap for pacers at Georgian Downs....read on

Theregoesthegroom Triumphs In Invite

June 20, 2017:

The Invitational Trot at the Hippodrome 3R has been the toughest race to win this season and once again it was a newcomer that won the top trot Tuesday evening....read on

Pocono Main Event To Rock Me Baby

June 20, 2017:

The well-traveled Rock Me Baby made a stop at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Tuesday night and promptly took a new lifetime mark of 1:50.4 in the $18,000 featured pace for distaffs....read on

Big Cal Clicks In Plainridge Feature

June 20, 2017:

Just as his size dwarfed his competitors, Big Cal’s performance did as well today as he easily won the $12,000 conditioned pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon....read on

Delaware Sweep For King And Kirby

June 20, 2017:

Owner Jo Ann Looney-King, trainer Jim King, Jr. and driver Victor Kirby swept all three $20,000 divisions of the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes Tuesday at Harrington Raceway....read on

Standardbred Star Or Rock Star?

June 20, 2017:

Music is a big part of Carmen Auciello's life. It might be even bigger if his schedule allowed him to get back on stage with his old band every now and then....read on

Road To The Meadowlands Pace: #5

June 20, 2017:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have released the fifth installment of the track’s Road To The Meadowlands Pace....read on

Yonkers Simulcasting Royal Ascot

June 20, 2017:

For the first time ever, Yonkers Raceway is importing races from the world-class Thoroughbred meeting at Britain’s Royal Ascot....read on

Handicapping Contest Update

June 20, 2017:

While Dennis O’Hara gets to claim a moral victory by selecting four of the six stakes winners on Saturday’s (June 17) Pepsi North America Cup card at Mohawk Racetrack, it was only good enough for second place....read on

Shenandoah Fall Meet Details

June 20, 2017:

Plans are being finalized for the second season of pari-mutuel harness racing at Shenandoah Downs, which is scheduled to take place this fall from September 16 to October 15....read on

LeVan Abandons PA Racino Proposal

June 20, 2017:

It was recently announced that businessman David LeVan, who earlier this year proposed the Mason-Dixon Downs racino in Pennsylvania that would feature live Standardbred racing, has abandoned his plans....read on

2017 Standardbred Poll – Week 4

June 20, 2017:

The Week 4 results from the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll have been released and a new performer now sits atop the list....read on

William Jacobs Passes

June 20, 2017:

William E. Jacobs of Freehold, NJ, passed away on Monday, June 19 at The Manor, Freehold Township. He was 88....read on

‘Sun Stakes Saturday’ Updates

June 20, 2017:

Officials with The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono have released the driver changes and morning line odds for this coming weekend’s ‘Sun Stakes Saturday’ eliminations. Additionally, the track has announced that a legendary college basketball coach will be mingling with fans on finals night (Saturday, July 1)....read on

Miller Repeats As Amateur Champion

June 20, 2017:

For the second consecutive year, Hannah Miller has been named the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame’s amateur driving champion....read on

Wine Festival At The ‘Big M’

June 20, 2017:

On Saturday, June 24, the wine will flow at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment for the Summer Wine Festival....read on

‘Arsenal’ Quickest During Qualifiers

June 20, 2017:

Mohawk Racetrack played host to an eight-pack of qualifiers on Tuesday morning (June 20) and Arsenal Seelster went on to record the fastest win time of the session....read on

NY Sire Stakes At Buffalo Wednesday

June 20, 2017:

Two New York Sire Stakes divisions for three-year-old filly pacers will take place Wednesday night (June 21) at Buffalo Raceway, but there's still plenty of talent ready to tangle in the pair of legs that are worth more than $60,000 apiece....read on

Fox Valley Flan, Kadabra Stakes Contested

June 20, 2017:

Illinois-bred two-year-old trotters were the focus on Sunday evening (June 18) at Hawthorne Race Course, as the fillies were competing in the Fox Valley Flan Stakes and the colts and geldings in the Kadabra Stakes....read on

Henry Dominates Monday Card

June 19, 2017:

Carrying momentum over from last week, Trevor Henry posted five driving victories on Monday evening’s 10-race card at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

EZ Passer Tops The Charts

June 19, 2017:

EZ Passer stands alone atop the Pennsylvania Stallion Series three-year-old trotting filly rankings after overcoming post nine to win her division of the third Stallion Series prelim leg Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, keeping her undefeated in the competition after a trio of starts....read on

Fillies Flaunt It In Grassroots

June 19, 2017:

Father-son duo Gregg and Doug McNair picked up one win and one second in four Grassroots divisions at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening....read on

Repeat In Century Open For Cool Cowboy

June 19, 2017:

Cool Cowboy made it back-to-back wins in the $10,000 Open Pace at Century Downs thanks to his Monday score in the main event....read on

Tioga Open To Shady City

June 19, 2017:

The trip was tough for Shady City in Monday’s $12,000 Open Pace at Tioga Downs, but it didn’t stop the Kimberly Asher training from posting a gusty score....read on

Money Well Spent On Betterlatethnnever

June 19, 2017:

The Rohr Racing Stable and David Glazer made a wise investment when they claimed Betterlatethnnever for $30,000 on February 16 of this year because he has been paying them dividends ever since....read on

Glamour Boys Battle In Delaware Stakes

June 19, 2017:

The second leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund action for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings was completed Monday at Harrington Raceway with three $20,000 divisions....read on

Longshot Score For Lord Of The Reigns

June 19, 2017:

James Beluscak and Bob Carson’s Lord Of The Reigns creeped up the rail to win in a lifetime best 1:55.2 at odds of 14-1 in the first of two $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes on a blustery June 19 afternoon at Scioto Downs....read on

Rookies Impress At Gaitway

June 19, 2017:

Dave Van Wart walked away from Gaitway Farm wearing a broad smile this morning, but that’s not unusual. Van Wart, who grew up near the training facility and still lives in the area, has owned harness racing horses for the past six years and spends as much time as possible watching them prep for the races at trainer Tom Fanning’s stable....read on

Meadows Hat Trick For Shesasmokinlady

June 19, 2017:

Shesasmokinlady quarter-poled to the front and widened her lead late en route to her third straight victory in Monday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

Trotters To Mix It Up Tuesday At 3R

June 19, 2017:

The top trotting ranks seem to switch out every week this year at Hippodrome 3R, as a new star appears to emerge as the meet unfolds. And it could be another new face in the limelight come Tuesday evening (June 20) in the sixth-race Invitational....read on

'Sun Stakes Saturday' Eliminations Set

June 19, 2017:

The very best trotters and pacers in North American harness racing will be converging on The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono the next two Saturdays, as elimination races will be held this Saturday in order to qualify horses to participate in the big Sun Stakes Saturday card that is scheduled for Saturday, July 1....read on

Up The Credit To Mac Lilley Farms

June 19, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that 2011 Pepsi North America Cup winner Up The Credit p,5,1:48.3s ($1,331,623) has moved from Casimir Farm to Mac Lilley Farms in Dutton, Ont....read on

More Year-Round Mohawk Comments

June 19, 2017:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group announced last week that its live Standardbred racing product will be moving to Mohawk Racetrack in 2018. Jim Lawson, WEG’s chief executive, has commented further on the move, as have a pair of well-known Standardbred horsemen....read on

Exhibition Park Qualifiers Wednesday

June 19, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Exhibition Park Raceway will be holding a qualifying session this Wednesday (June 21)....read on

‘Big M’s Out Of Comp. Testing Details

June 19, 2017:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have released some specific out-of-competition rules for horses that are expecting to be taking part in some of the track’s biggest stakes events....read on

Richard ‘Biff' Befarah Passes

June 19, 2017:

Standardbred trainer Richard G. ‘Biff' Befarah, 70, passed away on Saturday, June 10 due to smoke inhalation from a house fire....read on

Off-Track Betting Now Open At NS Casino

June 19, 2017:

Casino Nova Scotia, in partnership with the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission (Truro Raceway), is pleased to announce that as of today (Monday, June 19), satellite horse race wagering will be available at the Casino Halifax location....read on

Vernon Cancels Thursday Card

June 19, 2017:

Due to insufficient entries in the box for Thursday (June 22), Vernon Downs management has been forced to cancel racing....read on

‘Spirit’ Bringing Plainridge To The Fore

June 19, 2017:

During its 18-year history, Plainridge Park had been considered mostly a ‘B’ track, hosting horses that may have been overmatched at other venues. However, as a direct result of the Race Horse Development Fund, expanded gaming in Massachusetts and the persistent hard work of all the horsemen and horsewomen in the state, Plainridge Park has now positioned itself as one of the more competitive tracks in the northeast....read on


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