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Chris Brewer-Lehman Passes

June 19, 2017:

It has been announced that Standardbred racehorse owner Chris Brewer-Lehman, 81 of Wilkes-Barre, PA, formerly of South Fallsburg, NY and Boca Raton, FL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 14....read on

Bangor's Monday Card Cancelled

June 19, 2017:

It has been announced that the live program that was scheduled for today (Monday, June 19) at Bangor Raceway has been cancelled....read on

Breeders' Lawsuit Hearing Monday

June 19, 2017:

Court proceedings took place on Monday, June 19 in Guelph, Ont., as the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. were looking to have summonses for 13 witnesses – including Don Drummond, Dwight Duncan, Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne – quashed....read on

Open & Series Champs Star At Aces

June 19, 2017:

The Sunday (June 18) card at Running Aces featured no less than five late closing series finals going for a total of $70,000 in purse money, as well as the $12,000 Open Handicap Pace for horses and geldings....read on

Fillies Perfect In PA Sires Stakes

June 18, 2017:

The Muscle Massive filly Treviso is the only sophomore trotting miss to have a win in each of the three preliminaries of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes after a 1:54.2 victory on Sunday (June 18) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while the other division was taken by Overdraft Volo in 1:54.3....read on

Front End The Place To Be In Features

June 18, 2017:

There was no better place to be than the front end in Rideau Carleton Raceway's top class events on Sunday night (June 18)....read on

Lucid Thoughts Upsets In Saratoga Open

June 18, 2017:

Lucid Thoughts has been a picture of consistency this season. The nine-year-old trotter hit the board in 12 of his 15 starts this season heading into his try in the $14,500 Open Trot on Sunday afternoon (June 18) at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Marcia Stearns Passes

June 18, 2017:

Marcia Louise (Bickford) Stearns of Lawrenceville, New Jersey passed away on Saturday, June 17, after a long illness. She was 76....read on

Make Some Luck Gives Jamieson A First

June 18, 2017:

Make Some Luck hauled down even-money favourite Champagne Phil in the featured $11,000 Preferred 2 Pace to give Stephanie Jamieson her first career training victory on Sunday night (June 18) at Georgian Downs....read on

Tioga Feature To Winding Hill

June 18, 2017:

Winding Hill ($9) and driver Mike Merton won the $9,000 featured trot at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon (June 18)....read on

A F F Bigdaddy A Hunch Player's Dream

June 18, 2017:

It was a hunch player's dream come true in Buffalo Raceway's fourth race on Sunday afternoon (June 18) as A F F Bigdaddy won on the Father's Day program by rolling to an easy five-length victory and returned $3.80 in the popular win....read on

Mark Austin Honoured At Dresden

June 18, 2017:

The late trainer Mark Austin was honoured on Sunday (June 18) at Dresden Raceway and enshrined into Dresden Raceway’s Hall of Fame....read on

Meadows Increases Pick 4 Guarantee

June 18, 2017:

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has increased the total-pool guarantee for its Monday, June 19 Pick 4 wager to $12,500 as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative....read on

Campbell Shines At Summerside

June 18, 2017:

It is starting to sound like a foregone conclusion, but Marc Campbell cleaned up again Sunday (June 18) afternoon at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway....read on

Half A Billion Reaches In 3R Invitational

June 18, 2017:

Half A Billion was nearly upended by the lone mare in the race, HP Sissy, in a classic finish in Sunday’s (June 18) $8,000 Invitational Pace at Hippodrome 3R....read on

Favourites Prevail In Empire Classic

June 18, 2017:

Devious Man ($4.70) and Barn Bella ($3.10) refused to disappoint their backers on Sunday (June 18) at Vernon Downs, as favourites swept both Empire Breeders Classic events on a special Father’s Day afternoon card....read on

Euchred Rates, Opens At Inverness

June 18, 2017:

Kayla Habicht Walker’s Euchred ($3.50) was a pillar-to-post winner in the featured $1,100 pacing event on Sunday (June 18) afternoon at Inverness Raceway, wiring his five rivals in 1:57.3....read on

Invinceable B Upsets At Clinton

June 18, 2017:

Invinceable B ($29.20) stood his ground to defy the odds in Sunday (June 18) afternoon’s $5,000 featured Preferred 3 pacing event at Clinton Raceway, withstanding an early battle before parrying a late push from Jake Loewen to prevail in 1:58....read on

Rubber Duck The One In Yonkers Open

June 18, 2017:

Westchester Sundays returned on June 18, with an out-every-step Rubber Duck (Joe Bongiorno, $47) winning Yonkers Raceway’s $68,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

His Boy Elroy Rebounds At Truro

June 18, 2017:

Dan MacRae’s His Boy Elroy ($3.10) avenged defeat in Sunday (June 18) afternoon’s featured $1,575 pacing event at Truro Raceway, seizing command and never looking back en route to a 1:57 triumph....read on

Father's Day Everyday For Filion

June 18, 2017:

Every day feels like Father's Day for top driver Sylvain Filion....read on

Leonard Sweeps Incredible Finale Splits

June 18, 2017:

Driver Casey Leonard swept a pair of $12,000 opening round Incredible Finale Stakes divisions with Illinois-bred two-year-old male pacers Mykonos and Heza Real Shooter as a part of a six-win performance on the Saturday evening (June 17) program at Hawthorne Race Course....read on

'Etruscan' Delivers In Georgian Preferred

June 18, 2017:

Odds-on favourite Etruscan Hanover held off Will Take Charge to deliver on his pari-mutuel promise in the $11,000 Preferred 2 Trot, which closed out Georgian Downs' Saturday night (June 17) harness racing card....read on

Great Night At Kawartha Despite Weather

June 18, 2017:

The weather was kind to Kawartha Downs on Saturday night (June 17) as despite a torrential downpour prior to the races and some rough weather afterwards, the skies cleared and the weather was warm for the 10-race card....read on

Yonkers Open To Keystone Velocity

June 18, 2017:

Turns out this season’s model was a tad faster than last season’s model....read on

Mel Mara Airs It Out At The Meadowlands

June 18, 2017:

Rain showers loomed over the morning qualifying session at The Meadowlands, but overcast conditions settled in over the afternoon and into Saturday night's 11-race program....read on

Faves Prevail In Ohio Sires Stakes

June 18, 2017:

Filly favourites Rose Run Sydney and Gabbysloosechange each captured their respective $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contests on Saturday night, June 17 at Northfield Park in round two of the four-leg series for Buckeye-bred sophomores....read on

Tell Us More The Winningest Horse

June 18, 2017:

Tell Us More leads all North American harness horses in 2017 victories after he won his 13th race of the campaign Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Five Starters And A Perfect Night

June 17, 2017:

The Saturday night harness Racing card at Running Aces featured Minnesota Sired three-year-olds in action....read on

Gwally, Fireyourguns Star At Buffalo

June 17, 2017:

Gwally has been at four different harness tracks in the past two months so developing a fan base might be a little difficult. But the well-travel sidewinder probably made a few new friends at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (June 17) after scoring a $42.00 victory in the $10,000 Open Trot....read on

Fear The Dragon Wins 2017 Pepsi North America Cup

June 17, 2017:

Following a stretch battle of the elimination winners, Fear The Dragon prevailed in 1:48.4 over slight favourite Huntsville with his stablemate Downbytheseaside finishing third in the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday, June 17 at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Campbell Takes Six At Charlottetown

June 17, 2017:

The King of Island harness racing did not disappoint on the first championship card of the 2017 season Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

2YO Just Misses Overall Track Mark

June 17, 2017:

Venier Hanover, a two-year-old gelding by Well Said-Valmctorian, certainly put on a show on the first day of the 2017 Pennsylvania fair racing season....read on

Pacer Still Consistent At Age 12

June 17, 2017:

Thus far in 2017, Dreamfair Van Dam has done two things on the racetrack: finish first or finish second. In Saturday's feature at Northside Downs, the 12-year-old gelding didn't finish second so the outcome could only be one thing....read on

Make That All-Weather Hanover

June 17, 2017:

A track rated 'sloppy' with a four-second variant was no problem for the appropriately-named winner of the Saturday feature pace at Exhibition Park Raceway....read on

North America Cup News Centre

June 17, 2017:

Pepsi North America Cup Night featured an action-packed undercard on Saturday night (June 17) at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont. Trot Insider has provided complete coverage of all the stakes action....read on

Lincolnjames Draws Off At Meadows

June 17, 2017:

Parked the opening quarter in a swift :26.2, Lincolnjames was far from done, as he put the pedal to the metal and drew off to capture Saturday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows in a sharp 1:50.2....read on

Walner Returns With Authority

June 17, 2017:

Saturday’s Meadowlands baby races began at 9:00 a.m. on a cloudy, windless morning with temperatures in the mid-60s. It would turn out to be a long, strange 20-race trip....read on

Historic Racing Proposed In NJ

June 17, 2017:

On Thursday (June 1) the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee in New Jersey heard an informal presentation to discuss the merits of historic racing....read on

HP Sissy Takes On The Boys

June 17, 2017:

HP Sissy is the fastest female this season at Hippodrome 3R and she will be facing the toughest task of her career on Sunday when she takes on six male rivals in the Invitational Pace feature....read on

SC Rewind: Ben Boy Remembered

June 17, 2017:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith continues his account of BEN BOY, one of the first great trotting colts to emerge in Canada....read on

O'Brien Winner At Standardrama Sunday

June 17, 2017:

Those seeking something to do this Father's Day weekend should consider a trip to the Orono Fairgrounds to check out Standardrama, the first show in the Standardbred Showcase Ontario Standardbred Show Series....read on

Dresden Honours Austin, Debuts On HPI

June 17, 2017:

Trainer Mark Austin will be enshrined into the Dresden Raceway Hall of Fame on Sunday (June 18) at Dresden Raceway....read on

A Triactor That Defied The Odds

June 17, 2017:

Three horses bred by one breeder, racing in the same race some two thousand kilometres away from their birthplace seems like a possibility with fairly high odds. Factor in that all three of the horses are 14-year-olds and finished 1-2-3 in that race and it's borderline miraculous....read on

It's The 'Cup', Anything Can Happen

June 17, 2017:

"It's going to come down to if we get some battling up early that maybe we can pick up something on the outside on the back end of it. But you know, it's the NA Cup, anything can happen and people will drive it in ways you just don't expect sometimes."...read on

Freshman Fillies Face Off In Illinois

June 17, 2017:

Two $12,000 divisions of leg one of the Incredible Tillie Stakes for Illinois-bred two-year-old filly pacers took place at Hawthorne Race Course on Friday evening (June 16)....read on

Tataria Defeats Vernon Distaffers

June 17, 2017:

Tataria ($8.10), driven by Truman Gale, beat four other mares to win the $7,500 Fillies and Mares feature on Friday night (June 16) at Vernon Downs....read on

Tempus Seelster Takes Tioga Open

June 17, 2017:

Ontario-bred and owned Tempus Seelster ($11.20) and driver Tom Jackson won the $9,000 Fillies and Mares Open 2 Pace at Tioga Downs on Friday night (June 16)....read on

So Nice Back On Top At Saratoga

June 16, 2017:

The track’s defending Female Pacer of the Year So Nice won the $13,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap at Saratoga Casino Hotel for the first time this season on Friday night (June 16)....read on

Meadowlands Feature To Market Share

June 16, 2017:

One is closing in on $3.8 million in lifetime earnings. The other has a hump. But both Market Share, the 2012 Hambletonian champion, and Guyanastan Gal, the 2017 Cameltonian champ, shared the spotlight on Friday night (June 16) at The Meadowlands....read on


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