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Walner Retired, Being Syndicated

October 4, 2017:

Trainer Linda Toscano had hoped to bring Walner, the US 2016 Two-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year, to the Red Mile as she continued training while he was working through a suspensory injury. That won't be happening....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

October 4, 2017:

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

Yonkers Pick 5 Carryover Into Thursday

October 4, 2017:

Officials from Yonkers Raceway have issued a reminder that the track’s Thursday (October 6) Pick 5 wager will feature a carryover of $2,087.53....read on

Overseas Contingent Lands In New York

October 4, 2017:

The overseas competitors for the $1 million International Trot at Yonkers Raceway touched down at roughly 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday (October 4) at New York’s JFK International Airport....read on

Unbeaten Manchego In To Go Friday

October 4, 2017:

Manchego, who has won all nine of her starts thus far this season, will look to extend her unbeaten record this Friday (October 6) at the Red Mile. She has drawn Post 8 in the second of five divisions of the Muscle Hill International Stallion Stakes (ISS) Two-Year-Old Filly Trot, sponsored by Southwind Farms....read on

Courts: Duncan, McGuinty Must Testify

October 4, 2017:

On Tuesday (October 3), a divisional court rejected a key appeal from the Ontario Government and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. in regard to an ongoing legal battle with a group of Standardbred breeders in the province....read on

Looking To ‘Fashion’ Some Stakes Wins

October 4, 2017:

Owner Jules Siegel and trainer Jim Campbell are ecstatic heading into International Stallion Stakes action at the Red Mile. In addition to the excitement of having three in-form charges in the ISS, Siegel is over the moon regarding his upcoming Hall of Fame induction. Campbell is pleased with his pupils heading into Thursday’s stakes....read on

Yearling Sale Workshop Details Set

October 4, 2017:

Fall is better known as 'Yearling Sale Season' among members of the horse racing industry. This is where hopes and dreams are launched as owners and trainers attempt to collar that next North America Cup or Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final champion. Here the sport’s future stars will leave the breeding farm behind to begin their journey to the racetrack....read on

Call For Calendar Submissions

October 4, 2017:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club Team is publishing a 2018 calendar on the 'Heart of Harness Racing' and we need your photo contributions!...read on

Knight Has Hot Hands For Fraser Opener

October 4, 2017:

Harness racing returned to Canada’s west coast Tuesday evening as Fraser Downs opened its doors and invited fans to take in a nine-race program that featured a three-win performance by driver Scott Knight....read on

Rifleman Tops Day 1 In Lexington

October 4, 2017:

The opening night of the 2017 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale is in the books, and Rifleman – a colt from the first crop of Father Patrick - proved to be the sale topper....read on

Starters For Dan Rooney Finalized

October 4, 2017:

A pair of $250,000 invites are among the highlights of Yonkers Raceway’s ‘International Trot Day,’ and while the field is not quite set for the Harry Harvey Invitational Trot, no more calls, we have eight winners for the inaugural Dan Rooney Invitational Pace....read on

Jackpot Hi 5 Carryover Climbs To $833K

October 4, 2017:

A ginormous carryover in excess of $830,000 will be find its way into the Thursday evening card at Mohawk Racetrack after multiple winning tickets were sold on the popular wager during Tuesday evening’s program at the Campbellville, Ont. oval....read on

Hickory Big Black Breaks Out Of Slump

October 3, 2017:

As the saying goes, 'it had been a long time between drinks' – but Hickory Big Black, after 53 successive unsuccessful starts, finally got to the promised land on Tuesday night (October 3)....read on

Rookie Colts Rumble In London

October 3, 2017:

Two-year-old pacing colts and geldings trekked to London for their final Gold Series event of the season looking to rack up some late season points leading up to this year’s OSS Super Final....read on

Harrington Feature To Hostess Lisa

October 3, 2017:

Brian Malone's Hostess Lisa was a 1:54.2 winner in the $16,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway....read on

Meadows Preferred To Jewels In Hock

October 3, 2017:

Jewels In Hock set sail after her stablemate, Classical Annie, past the three-quarters and powered by her near the wire to capture Tuesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Cherokee Hiflyzane Makes It Rain

October 3, 2017:

After a 42-day layoff, Cherokee Hiflyzane returned to action at Plainridge Park and wasted no time reaping the benefits of his sabbatical by winning the $14,000 'Plainridge Special' featured pace on Tuesday afternoon at 60-1....read on

Harrington To Host Delaware Finals

October 3, 2017:

Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals for two-year-old pacers and trotters will headline a rich Wednesday, October 4 program at Harrington Raceway featuring approximately $500,000 in total purses....read on

Position Open For Retirement Foundation

October 3, 2017:

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation has a position available....read on

2017 Lexington Selected Sale Results

October 3, 2017:

Results will be updated online for the fifth and final session of the 2017 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale....read on

PA Fair Finals Set For Saturday

October 3, 2017:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association and The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will host a special day of racing this Saturday, October 7. The card will feature the Pennsylvania Fair Finals, as well as a ‘Pink Out’ event including the track's second annual Mini-Pony races....read on

Bongiorno Joins Cal Expo Team

October 3, 2017:

Watch and Wager, operator of Cal Expo Harness, is pleased to announce that Jenn Bongiorno will join the broadcast team, effective the track’s opening night, October 28....read on

Special Wednesday Summerside Card

October 3, 2017:

Rash B Havior has not missed the board in five straight starts at Red Shores’ Summerside Raceway, but his six foes that will take part in the track’s featured pace will put that record to the test during a special Wednesday evening (October 4) program....read on

Interest In Ontario Yearlings High

October 3, 2017:

Proven sires and newcomers are keeping interest in Ontario yearlings high, as yearling sale season swings into high gear. The first session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale takes place today (Tuesday, October 3)....read on

Ariana G Extends Lead In Poll

October 3, 2017:

The Week 19 results from the 2017 Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll are in, and Ariana G, who is atop the list for the second consecutive week, has widened her lead....read on

Thursday International Stallion Preview

October 3, 2017:

After a 1:54.4 victory in the Bluegrass Stakes last week, You Know You Do will return to the Red Mile as the 8-5 morning-line favourite for the fifth of five divisions of the $300,000 Trixton International Stallion Stakes (ISS), presented by Deo Volente Farms, on Thursday, October 5....read on

‘Marauder’ Sharpens Up At Mohawk

October 3, 2017:

On Tuesday morning (October 3), O’Brien Award winner Marion Marauder prepped for the upcoming $1 million Yonkers International Trot by putting in a qualifying mile over Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont....read on

September Zoom Poll Now Open!

October 3, 2017:

September marked the final month for the 2017 Zoom photography challenges and I Love Canadian Harness Fan Club picked its favourite theme, ‘Meet My Horse’ to finish things off....read on

Filion Doubles In Gold Events

October 2, 2017:

Driver Sylvain Filion has taken home more gold in recent weeks than the card carrying members of the gold panners union in the Yukon....read on

Rise Up Now Rolls To Preferred Win

October 2, 2017:

Travis Henry put the pedal to the metal with Rise Up Now in the opening night feature at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and the Richard Moreau trainee didn’t look back en route to a sharp score in the $11,500 Preferred 2 for horse and gelding pacers....read on

Simeon Loving The Fall

October 2, 2017:

Maybe Simeon just likes the month of October....read on

Delaware Special To Papa Ray

October 2, 2017:

Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reginald Hazzard's Papa Ray was a 1:51.3 winner in the featured $15,000 Delaware Special Monday at Harrington Raceway....read on

Record Speed For Big Man Ev

October 2, 2017:

The second leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes was contested at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon with two more record setting performances going in the books....read on

‘Hef’ Returns To Yonkers

October 2, 2017:

Apparently, one curtain call for the dearly departed wasn’t enough....read on

'Sassa' Strikes In Meadows Main Event

October 2, 2017:

Sassa Hanover blazed the opening quarter in :26.3 and didn’t slow thereafter, easily capturing Monday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

Jimmy Devaux Nabs 5,000th Win

October 2, 2017:

It was only fitting that after winning this first pari-mutuel drive at Monticello Raceway, that James ‘Jimmy’ DeVaux would win his 5,000th race also at his home track....read on

Kawartha Looking To Double Dates

October 2, 2017:

Officials with Kawartha Downs, the five-eighths-mile harness raceway located near Peterborough, Ont., have submitted an application for 2018 race dates at the track. If Kawartha officials get their wish, the track will host more than double the amount of dates that it did this season....read on

In Secret To Round Out International

October 2, 2017:

If you gaze at his recent resume, it should be no secret that In Secret has been chosen to fill out the field for the million-dollar Yonkers International Trot at Empire City Casino....read on

Drone Footage Leads To 15-Month Ban

October 2, 2017:

It was recently announced that a Standardbred trainer in Australia has been suspended for a period of 15 months after a camera on a drone obtained footage of the conditioner tubing his horse on race day....read on

Cancelled Race Date At Northside Downs

October 2, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that the program of racing that was scheduled for Monday, October 9 at Northside Downs has been cancelled....read on

Over $34K Raised For Hurricane Relief

October 2, 2017:

At the beginning of September, Centaur Gaming hosted a week-long fundraising campaign in support of disaster relief efforts for pets and animals affected by Hurricane Harvey....read on

Handicapping Contest Update

October 2, 2017:

In an explosive move, handicapper Anne Stepien leapfrogged from seventh to second place, just 14 points away from first place in the Hambletonian Society Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge....read on

No ‘Gas’ Shortage As Track Opens Meet

October 2, 2017:

There was no ‘gas’ shortage as Pompano Park opened its 2017-2018 season on Sunday night (October 1)....read on

Two Horses Contest $40,000 Race

October 2, 2017:

Freehold Raceway hosted the $40,000 Renaissance final for two-year-old pacing colts on Saturday, September 30, and Lucky Leonard and Melanies Fran comprised the field....read on

Rosecroft Fall Meet Now Underway

October 2, 2017:

Rosecroft Raceway’s 2017 fall meet kicked off on Sunday, October 1....read on

Batavia Memorial Races Upcoming

October 2, 2017:

Horsemen be advised that Batavia Downs will draw Wednesday (Oct. 4) for the two biggest overnight races of the year; the $15,000 Brian Schroeder Memorial Trot and the $15,000 George ‘Duke’ Dranichak Memorial Pace, which will both take place on Saturday (Oct. 7)....read on

Sire Stakes This Afternoon At Plainridge

October 2, 2017:

There will be $227,766 in purses distributed among nine events during the second leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) at Plainridge Park this afternoon (Monday, Oct. 2)....read on

Early Patience Paying Dividends

October 2, 2017:

“We really focused on preparing her for a lifetime of racing. It was about doing the right thing and ensuring she developed in the right way. People speak of the fact she didn’t win in 10 starts (last year as a juvenile), but we loved her at two.”...read on

There’s A Horse For Everyone!

October 2, 2017:

Fractional ownership is a relatively new concept in racehorse ownership, and many different models exist in Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing. It’s a great entry point for someone brand new to racehorse ownership and offers a lot less risk than the traditional methods....read on


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