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Another Sub-1:50 Score For Franzo

March 11, 2017:

Franzo, the former claimer, sped to his third straight Open victory at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night (March 11), the last two in sub-1:50 miles....read on

Gallant Seelster Tackles Buffalo's Best

March 11, 2017:

Gallant Seelster got his first taste of Open competition at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (March 11) and he found it to be delicious....read on

Jim Kennedy Passes

March 11, 2017:

Horseman James 'Jimmy' H. Kennedy of Pompano Beach, Florida, passed away on Thursday, March 9, at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. He was 65....read on

Grand Priority Surprises In Series Opener

March 11, 2017:

Grand Priority pulled the pocket just in time to get clearance and powered home to pull off a 23-1 upset in Saturday’s opening leg of the Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Art N Music took the other $12,500 division in the series for three and four-year-old colts, stallions and geldings....read on

Company Man Upsets In Preferred; Mandatory Jackpot Hi-5 Payout

March 11, 2017:

Sent postward as the longest shot on the board, Company Man pulled off a double-digit upset in defeating odds-on favourite Nickle Bag at the wire in this week's $34,000 Preferred Pace on Saturday night (March 11) at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Sutherland Wins Standardbred Race

March 11, 2017:

It won't count toward her career totals and it won't show on any charted lines, but Chantal Sutherland can now boast winning races both as a Thoroughbred jockey and a Standardbred driver....read on

All Systems Go For Mach It So

March 11, 2017:

Older pacing star Mach It So is ready for his 2017 pari-mutuel debut next week after another solid qualifying mile Saturday morning at The Meadowlands....read on

Carryovers For Pompano's Saturday Card

March 11, 2017:

Although Pompano Park's 20-cent based Super Hi-5 jackpot was hit on Wednesday night to the tune of $70,445.36 for a $2.40 investment, the South Florida oval will still offer some carryover excitement with a trio of them on the Saturday program....read on

SC Rewind: Big Mutuel Payoffs

March 11, 2017:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls some record-breaking mutuel payoffs and a few of the facts and figures surrounding them....read on

Driver Shrugs Off Kick To Head

March 11, 2017:

A helmet is being thanked and praised after a driver survived a pre-race kick to the head on Friday....read on

Buddy Weiser, No Guarantees Repeat

March 11, 2017:

Buddy Weiser and No Guarantees were repeat winners in Fraser Downs' $11,000 Open events, which both ended in close calls on Friday night (March 10)....read on

Meladys Monet Returns A Winner

March 10, 2017:

His trainer was planning to qualify him again, but decided to stick him in a race to help the race office. Sometimes, a change in plan works out just fine....read on

Successful Debut For Award Winner

March 10, 2017:

Riverofroyalty won the award for Three-Year-Old Trotter of the Year at Saratoga Casino Hotel in 2016. On Friday night, the Dave Spagnola-trained high-stepper made her seasonal debut in the evening’s $7,500 co-feature for New York-sired trotters....read on

Greystone Ladylike Delivers In London

March 10, 2017:

Making her first start at The Raceway at the Western Fair District in three years, WEG Circuit regular Greystone Ladylike delivered as the 6-5 favourite in Friday's featured $10,000 Preferred 2 for pacing mares....read on

Jerseylicious Rises To The Top

March 10, 2017:

Jerseylicious isn’t just back...she’s all the way back! The seven-year-old Western Ideal lass, who once was as feared as any older distaff pacer in the sport, captured the $22,000 Mares Open at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night (March 10)....read on

Regil Elektra Prevails In Mares Open

March 10, 2017:

Odds-on Regil Elektra (Jason Bartlett, $3.20) held off Change The Rulz N (George Brennan) in a two-speed, inside number Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Pick 5 Carryover At Meadowlands

March 10, 2017:

For the second time in the past week, there will be a Pick 5 carryover at The Meadowlands thanks to a tough sequence on Friday where the post time favourite was defeated in all five legs; $38,069 will be added to the pool tomorrow that covers races one through five....read on

Patience Pays Off For Noble Legend

March 10, 2017:

Noble Legend and driver Shawn Gray showed plenty of patience in the $10,000 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night (March 10) and it paid off with a strong one and a quarter length victory over Southern Palms in 1:58.1 over the fast track....read on

Wrangler Magic Wins Back-To-Back

March 10, 2017:

Wrangler Magic defeated the popular pacesetter, Sandbetweenurtoes, for the second week in a row in the $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred Pace featured early Friday evening (March 10) at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Pick-5 Results In $63,000+ Payoff

March 10, 2017:

Racing fans headed to the windows in full force on Wednesday (March 8) at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, attempting to take home a share of a Pick-5 pool that had grown for several days....read on

Improvements At Northside Downs

March 10, 2017:

Fans and participants of harness racing in Nova Scotia can hopefully look forward to a facelift of sorts for the upcoming season at Northside Downs....read on

Another Side Of Wiggle It Jiggleit

March 10, 2017:

"It’s actually really funny to watch; he follows [him] around everywhere. It’s like that’s his mother or something. He’s really a different horse out there than when he is in his stall. You can go right up to him and pet him.”...read on

Henry Steps Up For Raceway Employee

March 10, 2017:

Driver Trevor Henry, one of the nation’s leading drivers and graduate of The Raceway at Western Fair District, is graciously donating his driving commissions from the Thursday, March 9 program at Woodbine Racetrack to longtime Western Fair employee Bobby Mitz, who continues to recuperate from recent heart surgery....read on

Yonkers Announces Purse Increase

March 10, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway has announced its next purse increase, beginning the week of Sunday, March 19....read on

Freehold Cancels Friday Card

March 10, 2017:

Freehold Raceway canceled racing after the first race on the Friday (March 10) card due to weather conditions....read on

Added Bonus For NAADA Participants

March 10, 2017:

When the North American Amateur Drivers Association kicks off its Spring Trotting Series on March 16 participants will be eligible for a trip to France and become a part of an American Team that will challenge the top French amateurs in a Friendship Competition....read on

Hambletonian Society Stakes Notice

March 10, 2017:

March sustaining and nominating payments to 131 Hambletonian Society stake events at 14 different tracks are due Wednesday, March 15, and per USTA Rule 12 section 2, must be postmarked by midnight on Thursday, March 16....read on

Tim Blair Passes

March 10, 2017:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Tim Blair of Calgary, Alta. passed away on Monday, March 6 at the age of 61....read on

Rockin Ron, Bettors Edge Gearing Up

March 10, 2017:

The Saturday night card at The Meadowlands brings a number of contentious pacing races with excellent wagering options in the multi-race guaranteed horizontal wagers....read on

Team BetShare Innovation Update

March 10, 2017:

In January, BetShare, a group of Toronto entrepreneurs, won Horse Racing 3.0: Changing the Game (HR3) with an exciting new video streaming concept designed to bring new players to horse racing....read on

How Will You Celebrate 250 Years?

March 10, 2017:

This year marks the 250th Anniversary of horse racing in Canada, providing an incredible opportunity for everyone associated with horse racing to celebrate the history of the industry and honour the sport’s champions and heroes, past and present....read on

Cullen’s Crew Triples Up

March 10, 2017:

It was a productive Thursday evening for Travis Cullen during Thursday’s 10-race card at Woodbine Racetrack, as the high percentage horseman celebrated a three-win performance....read on

Meadowlands Pays Tribute To McKee

March 10, 2017:

The final Thursday card of the season began with heavy hearts as the Meadowlands paid tribute to its Hall of Fame announcer Sam McKee, who passed away Wednesday following complications from a stroke....read on

Hat Trick For Emeritus Maximus

March 9, 2017:

Emeritus Maximus extended his winning streak to three straight thanks to his gutsy score in Thursday’s $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap for pacers at Dover Downs....read on

Flamboro Feature To Delcrest Massy

March 9, 2017:

Delcrest Massy went to the front and didn’t look back en route to a handy score in Thursday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 Handicap for trotters at Flamboro Downs....read on

New $250,000 Trotting Race Announced

March 9, 2017:

Plainridge Park Casino announced Thursday the inaugural $250,000 guaranteed Spirit of Massachusetts Trot that will take place on Friday, July 28, 2017....read on

‘Michelle’ Captures Saratoga Feature

March 9, 2017:

Bye Bye Michelle, by Stonebridge Regal, scored in the Thursday (March 9) feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The seven-year-old pacing mare has frequently been claimed in the last year, and on Thursday made her return to the Melissa Beckwith stable following a win last week....read on

Trainer Fined, Suspended 15 Years

March 9, 2017:

On Tuesday, March 7, a North American racing commission handed down a default judgment of a 15-year suspension and a $40,000 fine to a Standardbred trainer after he failed to request a trial into the matter at hand....read on

Monticello Handicapping Contest

March 9, 2017:

Monticello Raceway in conjunction with the Monticello Harness Horseman’s Association will host a qualifying leg for the $50,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship on Thursday March 30....read on

Joseph Chnapko Sr. Passes

March 9, 2017:

Joseph Paul Chnapko Sr., 95, of Livingston, N.J., passed away on March 6....read on

Levy, Matchmaker Series Nominees

March 9, 2017:

Defending champion Bit Of A Legend N leads 40 Free-For-All nominees into Yonkers Raceway’s 2017 edition of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. The event again honours the Hall-of-Fame founder of Roosevelt Raceway....read on

Remembering Sam McKee

March 9, 2017:

It is impossible to put a figure on the number of lives touched by Sam McKee. Whether through his race calls, studio interviews, work at horse sales, or personal interactions, McKee left an indelible mark on harness racing and the people in and around the sport....read on

She Wants To Get At It

March 9, 2017:

“I gave her a little rest over the summer, but she just doesn’t ever really seem to mind doing her work. She likes to race. She’s a real competitive animal.”...read on

SC’s March 15 Stakes Payment Notice

March 9, 2017:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind owners/trainers that stakes payments are due on March 15....read on

Millionaire To Return Friday

March 9, 2017:

Meladys Monet, the pride of Esther and Luca Balenzano's Melady Enterprises, will make his seasonal debut in the first race on Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack, an $18,000 conditioned trot....read on

‘Post Time’ To Honour The Life Of Sam McKee

March 9, 2017:

Post Time with Mike and Mike will have an abbreviated show on Thursday at 1 P.M. highlighting the life and legacy of Sam McKee....read on

March 15 Stakes Payments Due

March 9, 2017:

Trot Insider has compiled all of the March 15 stakes payment reminders that have been sent to Standardbred Canada from the industry....read on

Ontario Sires Stakes Payments Due

March 9, 2017:

The Ontario Sires Stakes has issued a reminder which states that two and three-year-old sustaining payments for OSS eligibles are due March 15....read on

Ontario Racing Announces 2017 Thoroughbred Improvement Program

March 9, 2017:

The 2017 Thoroughbred Improvement Program has been approved by the Ontario Racing Board of Directors....read on

The Attitude Of A Champion

March 9, 2017:

“There’s always a dominant one -- he kicks everybody around. That’s the one I want...They have to have an attitude. When they have an attitude, they’re usually in the top echelon.”...read on


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