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Adore Him Wires Up Preferred Foes

April 17, 2017:

After a near miss in last week’s $7,500 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District, Adore Him returned to the London, Ont. oval and held on for a narrow score in Monday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 & 3 Handicap....read on

Plainridge Feature To A Sweet Ride

April 17, 2017:

After experiencing broken equipment in his first start of the year last week in a Free-For-All event at Scarborough Downs, A Sweet Ride bounced back with a gutsy gate-to-wire effort in the $10,000 conditioned pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon....read on

Posts Drawn For Levy, Matchmaker

April 17, 2017:

Post positions have been drawn for harness racing’s two richest races of the season to date, Yonkers Raceway’s $529,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series and its companion event, the $310,600 Blue Chip Matchmaker....read on

Triple For Show Runner; Five For Aaron

April 17, 2017:

Besieged by nearly the entire field in the lane, Show Runner dug deep and collected her third straight victory in Monday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace....read on

Handicapping Contest Update

April 17, 2017:

With the final legs of the Matchmaker and Levy pacing series being contested on April 14 and 15, Russ Adams and Gordon Waterstone scored their first victories of the season in the Hambletonian Society Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge by taking down individual contest cards....read on

Governor Cuomo Reprivatizes NYRA

April 17, 2017:

It was recently announced that the New York Racing Association has been reprivatized....read on

Miami Valley Announces New Races

April 17, 2017:

Owners and trainers of good Ohio-sired older horses are invited to enter four special $25,000 Lucky Buckeye races at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday, April 29....read on

Hawthorne Has 600 Stalls Available

April 17, 2017:

With the summer Suburban Downs at Hawthorne Race Course meet to open on Thursday, May 11, over 600 stalls have been allocated on the Hawthorne backstretch....read on

Change To Saratoga Draw Schedule

April 17, 2017:

Officials with Saratoga Casino & Hotel have announced that the track will be revising its draw schedule starting on Thursday (April 20)....read on

OR Application Deadline Friday

April 17, 2017:

The deadline for letters of interest and resumes for the two Ontario Racing Director positions is April 21, 2017, leaving time for interested individuals to participate....read on

Smith Joins Ontario Racing

April 17, 2017:

Ontario Racing is pleased to announce that Ted Smith has accepted a two-year appointment to the role of programs appeal adjudicator....read on

Kentucky Downs, EquiLottery Agreement

April 17, 2017:

Kentucky-based entities Kentucky Downs and EquiLottery have entered into an agreement that will allow the use of races from the Franklin, Kentucky racetrack as the basis for EquiLottery, a new lottery game based on the results of live horse racing. This marks the first such agreement between a Kentucky racetrack and EquiLottery....read on

Horseperson’s Group Hires PR Firm

April 17, 2017:

Baker Public Relations, a full-service, female-owned communications firm in Albany, is proud to announce the addition of Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association to its diverse roster of lifestyle brands....read on

2017 Atlantic Bursary Program Details

April 17, 2017:

2017 marks the eleventh 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

New General Manager At Ocean Downs

April 17, 2017:

Ocean Downs has announced that it has hired a new general manager to oversee the management team of both the gaming and racing aspects of the business....read on

Tioga Qualifiers This Friday

April 17, 2017:

A qualifying session that is scheduled to take place this Friday (April 21) at noon will signify the opening steps to the 2017 season of live racing at Tioga Downs....read on

Campbell's Last Race To Be At Clinton

April 17, 2017:

It has been announced that Hall of Fame reinsman John Campbell, who recently confirmed that he will be retiring from driving, will compete in his final harness race on Sunday, July 30, during Clinton Raceway’s Legends Day card....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #2

April 17, 2017:

"This horse has gone some pretty big first halves, and never gave up...he seems to be able to take a little bit of punishment the first half and keep right on going."...read on

Pompano Open To Sing For Me George

April 16, 2017:

Sing For Me George, driven by Kevin Wallis, took top honours in Pompano Park’s $10,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night....read on

Jogger Missing From Flamboro Downs

April 16, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that a jogger was mistakenly taken at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening....read on

Preferred Winner 'Rises' To The Occasion

April 16, 2017:

Parked and pressing for the lead at the quarter pole, Rise Up Now went on to post a drawing away victory in Sunday evening’s $11,000 Preferred 2 & 3 Handicap for horse and gelding pacers at Flamboro Downs....read on

Rideau Features To ‘Richard’ & ‘Boomer

April 16, 2017:

Race favourites failed to deliver in Sunday’s featured tilts at Rideau Carleton Raceway, but that was music to the ears of the connections of Raising Richard and Skyway Boomer....read on

Prince County Fetes Class Of 2016

April 16, 2017:

A terrific crowd – including a number of dignitaries which included special guest, Hall of Famer Doug Brown - turned out for Saturday’s Prince County Horsemen’s Club Awards Banquet at Summerside’s Credit Union Place to pay tribute to the top performers of the 2016 season....read on

Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable Open

April 16, 2017:

Introducing the fourth edition of the Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable contest. Enter for free and play along all year, with a chance to win great prizes!...read on

Lawson On Partnering With OLG

April 16, 2017:

“We just have to work with OLG and the regulator to make sure these new products are ones that are thought through, and we’re working on them. I mentioned parlay betting and also lottery-style products on horse racing, those types of things, I think those are coming.‎"...read on

Northfield Guarantees Monday Pick 5

April 16, 2017:

Northfield Park has announced the addition of a $10,000 Pick-5 total pool guarantee on Monday (April 17)....read on

'That's A Wrap' For Levy Prelims

April 16, 2017:

The time to impress the judges concluded Saturday night (April 15), with preliminary-round competition ending for Yonkers Raceway’s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series....read on

Rodeo Romeo, Callahan Shine At Big M

April 15, 2017:

Since adding Lasix on April 1, Rodeo Romeo has taken his already considerable talent to a career-best level....read on

Dinner At The Met Ties Season's Record

April 15, 2017:

While the 1:50 barrier hasn't been cracked just yet, three horses have come awfully close with Dinner At The Met the latest to the match the Canadian season's record on Saturday night (April 15) at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Jerseylicious Wins Another Hoosier Invite

April 15, 2017:

Jerseylicious and Trace Tetrick found the winner’s circle for the second consecutive week in the $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, April 15....read on

Orillia Joe Scores Speedy Pocono Win

April 15, 2017:

The Western Ideal gelding Orillia Joe paced the fastest mile of the young 2017 season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in taking the $25,000 Winners Over feature event on Saturday (April 15)....read on

In The Huddle Takes Saratoga Open

April 15, 2017:

In The Huddle parlayed the pocket trip to victory in Saturday’s $13,000 Open Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Major Nemesis Sets Miami Valley Record

April 15, 2017:

Nine of the finest Ohio-sired three-year-old colts and geldings earned starting spots in the $40,000 James K. Hackett Memorial championship next week by finishing top three in one of a trio of very quick $12,500 eliminations on Saturday (April 15) at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

'Gallant' Wires Buffalo Open Pacers

April 15, 2017:

Gallant Seelster ($4.70) put in a gallant effort and easily strolled away for a two-length victory over Littlebitaclass in Buffalo Raceway's featured $10,000 Open Pace on Saturday night (April 15)....read on

WEG Honours McNair & Moreau

April 15, 2017:

Driver Doug McNair and trainer Richard Moreau were recognized on Saturday evening (April 15) at Mohawk Racetrack for their outstanding performances during the 2016-17 Woodbine winter meet....read on

Beach House Repeats In Meadows Series

April 15, 2017:

North America Cup eligible Beach House looked vulnerable late after fronting the mile, but he held on gamely to notch his second straight series victory in Saturday’s Unlocked Pace at The Meadows....read on

More Accolades For Katz & Libfeld

April 15, 2017:

Standardbred breeders Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld were named Equestrian Canada's 2016 Canadian Breeder of the Year at the annual Awards Reception, presented by Boehringer Ingelheim, on April 8 in Vancouver, B.C....read on

Yoga Pants Tight In Bath Eliminations

April 15, 2017:

Divisional champion Yoga Pants continues to impress in British Columbia, capturing the fastest of two $10,000 Penny Bath Memorial eliminations for three-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday (April 15) at Fraser Downs....read on

Tajmeallover Returns A Winner

April 15, 2017:

Showing no signs of rust from a three-month layoff, Alberta's 2016 Horse of the Year Tajmeallover picked up where she left off: winning races against the western provinces' top pacing mares....read on

Ohio Sires Stakes Nominations Up

April 15, 2017:

The Ohio Standardbred Development Fund has received 1,148 nominations of two- and three-year-olds sired by Ohio-registered pacing and trotting stallions for the 2017 Ohio Sires Stakes....read on

Billings Breakthrough For 'Buffalo Bob'

April 15, 2017:

Known by his Billings nickname of “Buffalo Bob” Robert Davis scored a brilliant upset victory in the granddaddy of all amateur racing series when he guided Savage Cinderella to a 1:56.3 victory over “Hurricane Hannah” Miller’s Panana Republic Friday (April 14) night at the Meadowlands....read on

Hannelore Hanover Returns

April 15, 2017:

2016 Dan Patch and O'Brien Award winner Hannelore Hanover made her first on-track appearance of 2017 during a star-studded qualifying session Saturday morning at The Meadowlands....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #3

April 15, 2017:

"He's a bit of a handful in the paddock and likes to climb fences so we wanted him turned out inside. And he actually figured out how to open the door to get outside."...read on

SC Rewind: Memories Of Blue Bonnets

April 15, 2017:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls some of the great personalities and happenings at the old Blue Bonnets Raceway in Montreal....read on

Little Santamonica Earns 50th Career Win

April 14, 2017:

Little Santamonica made her return to Saratoga in style on Friday night (April 14)....read on

Buffalo Feature To The Bronx Bumper

April 14, 2017:

It was the perfect recipe for success on Friday night (April 14) for The Bronx Bumper in Buffalo Raceway's featured $8,200 trot....read on

Windsun Glory Defeats Prairie Sweetheart

April 14, 2017:

Prairie Sweetheart, the Florida-sired super mare, entered her four-year-old and Meadowlands debut with a perfect 14-for-14 career record. But then she ran into a fellow four-year-old who was sitting on a monster race....read on

Jagersro Extends Win Streak To Seven

April 14, 2017:

Four-year-old trotting mare Jagersro extended her win streak to seven with another front-stepping score at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Good Friday (April 14)....read on

Rosemary Rose Perfect In Hackett Elims

April 14, 2017:

The James K. Hackett Memorial Series, the traditional kickoff to the Ohio-sired stakes season, got underway Friday night (April 14) with three $12,500 elimination divisions for sophomore pacing fillies....read on

Mach Three Mares Sweep Final Leg

April 14, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway’s Blue Chip Matchmaker offered up Round 5 on Friday night (April 14), with a pair of $40,000 divisions....read on


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