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Pocono Announces 2017 Race Dates

January 3, 2017:

The 2017 schedule for The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono includes four consecutive nights of racing, and a double-header on Kentucky Derby Day, according to the track’s VP of racing, Dale Rapson. A total of 134 race nights and 135 cards are planned for the new season....read on

Rideau Qualifiers Rescheduled

January 3, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that the qualifying session that was to take place on Wednesday, January 4 at Rideau Carleton Raceway has been rescheduled....read on

Roosevelt Documentary Trailer Released

January 3, 2017:

The Roosevelt Raceway Documentary is in production and the trailer has been released....read on

Canadian Driver Added To Challenge

January 3, 2017:

It was announced last week that five Canadian-based reinsmen will be take part in Miami Valley Raceway’s $25,000 North American Drivers Challenge from January 8 to 10. Trot Insider has learned that a sixth Canadian pilot will now make the trek across the border and will look to make his presence felt....read on

‘Big M’ Stakes Schedule Announced

January 3, 2017:

The Meadowlands Racetrack is pleased to announce its extensive 2017 stakes program with total purses in the neighborhood of $12 million....read on

Ruby Cook Passes

January 3, 2017:

Ruby S. Cook, 81, of McDonald, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31, surrounded by her family. She enjoyed 40 years as switchboard operator at The Meadows, with the racing community there a second family to her. She took pride in her role and valued the friendships she made....read on

Gerald Russell Passes

January 3, 2017:

Standardbred horseman Gerald Russell, who was born on March 12, 1942, to the late Norval and Mary Evelyn Russell Morris in Metropolis, Ill, passed away on Dec. 29, 2016, after a long battle with COPD....read on

Caretaker Of The Year Nominations Due

January 3, 2017:

Nominations for the 2016 Caretaker of the Year must be received or postmarked by Monday (Jan. 9). The award, in its second year of sponsorship by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park in conjunction with the United States Harness Writers Association, recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport – the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the horses on a daily basis....read on

Western Fair Cancels Tuesday Card

January 3, 2017:

Officials with The Raceway at Western Fair District have announced that the track’s scheduled program for today (Tuesday, January 3) has been cancelled....read on

Tater Twister Triples In Open Trot

January 2, 2017:

Tater Twister stretched his winning streak to three at Pompano Park on Monday night (January 2), stopping the timer in a lifetime-best 1:53.2 for driver Mike Simons in Pompano Park’s $12,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Marino Trainees Finish 1-2 In Open

January 2, 2017:

Read The Proposal just held off Premium Stock in a 1-2 finish in Monday's $10,500 Open Pace for Fraser Downs' 2016 leading trainer Jim Marino....read on

Rideau Closed For Training Tuesday

January 2, 2017:

Rideau Carleton Raceway would like to inform horsemen and women that the main track will be closed for training on Tuesday, Jan. 3....read on

D Gs Justlikethat Streaks Into Preferred

January 2, 2017:

D Gs Justlikethat, who was riding a four-race winning streak — all compiled in the claiming ranks — extended his streak and graduated to the elite level when he captured Monday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace, the 2017 opening-day feature at The Meadows....read on

Western Fair Cancels Monday Card

January 2, 2017:

The program of harness racing slated for Monday (January 2) at The Raceway at Western Fair District has been cancelled due to deteriorating track conditions....read on

Woodbine Training, Racing Update

January 2, 2017:

The Mohawk Racetrack race office would like to offer horsepeople an update on training and live racing at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Joe Adamsky Passes; Arrangements Set

January 2, 2017:

Longtime horseman Joe Adamsky, 80, passed away on Dec. 31, 2016, at his home in Rochester, Michigan....read on

Merriman Kicks Off 2017 With Eight Wins

January 1, 2017:

Aaron Merriman is North American harness racing’s dash-winning driver for both 2015 and 2016. Flipping the calendar to 2017 has not changed his winning ways. In fact, Merriman won eight races on Sunday (January 1) at Northfield Park....read on

Fresh Start For J Js Delivery

January 1, 2017:

Teaming up with Phil Hudon for the first time and making his Flamboro Downs debut on the first night of the New Year, J Js Delivery was victorious for his new connections in the $11,000 Preferred 2 Pace....read on

Panocchio Triumphs In Pompano Open

January 1, 2017:

The grand gelding Panocchio, driven by Wally Hennessey, celebrated his seventh birthday with his 49th lifetime win in Pompano Park’s $12,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

What A Rush Triples At Rideau

January 1, 2017:

What A Rush earned his third straight victory at Rideau Carleton Raceway, rallying off cover in the $6,500 Winners Over Handicap Trot, which co-featured on the January 1 harness racing program in the nation's capital....read on

Saulsbrook Lanny Wins 2017's First Race

January 1, 2017:

Saulsbrook Lanny won his career debut on Sunday afternoon at Truro Raceway to become Canadian harness racing's first winner of 2017 while Surrealist, one of the top winners of 2016 in all of North America, continued his winning ways in the New Year....read on

Harness Racing's 2016 Leaders

January 1, 2017:

Trot Insider has compiled a list of Canada's 2016 leading drivers and trainers at racetracks across the country in recognition of their accomplishments....read on

January's Calendar Photographer

January 1, 2017:

"I did branch out and photograph some sport bike (motorcycle) events, and the speed was pretty cool to capture but I prefer the original 'horse power'. A motorcycle doesn’t move quite as majestically as a horse does."...read on

Mach Away Upsets At Northlands

January 1, 2017:

Northlands Park’s program on Saturday, December 31 featured a $10,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace, which went to pocket-sitter Mach Away over 3-5 favourite Tajmeallover and Red Star Katrina in 1:55.1....read on

Auld Lang Syne Features Veterans

January 1, 2017:

The Raceway at the Western Fair District’s Saturday, Dec. 31 program was highlighted by the $6,000 Auld Lang Syne Pace and the $6,000 Auld Lang Syne Trot, which gathered the oldest Standardbreds on the grounds....read on

Big M Pacers Can't Fight City Hall

December 31, 2016:

In the words of racecaller Ken Warkentin as City Hall ($5.00) entered the winner’s enclosure on New Year’s Eve, “You can’t stop him; you can only hope to contain him.”...read on

Forever Paradise Slays 'The Dragon'

December 31, 2016:

Forever Paradise may not of had the same season he did in 2015, but that didn't matter in the New Year's Eve feature at Red Shores Charlottetown....read on

Flamboro Cancels Saturday Card

December 31, 2016:

Flamboro Downs has been forced to cancel its Saturday card of harness racing ‎due to unsafe track conditions....read on

CBS Postpones 40-Year-Old Horse Profile

December 31, 2016:

Due to expanded coverage of news stories, the feature story on 40-year-old Standardbred Waco Hanover, scheduled to air on the CBS Sunday Morning show on January 1, has been postponed....read on

SC Rewind: Memories Of 1969

December 31, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith wraps up 2016 with a series of short recollections of events and personalities from the year 1969. A number of old photographs help to recreate this period in time now almost 50 years ago....read on

Ontario-Sired Horses Shine At Big M

December 31, 2016:

Windsun Glory ($4.00) and Crosbys Clam Bake ($5.80) controlled the terms in their respective featured events and held all comers at bay to score repeat wins on Friday (December 30) evening at The Meadowlands....read on

Dayton Wraps Up Successful Season

December 31, 2016:

Hollywood Dayton Raceway wrapped up its third season of live racing on Friday night (December 30) with an increase in daily overall handle, a record purse distribution of just under $7 million and a handful of new divisional track speed records....read on

Streakers Win Alliance Finals

December 30, 2016:

Boots N Hearts and Mighty Mouse kept their respective win streaks rolling with victories in a pair of Alliance Series finals at The Raceway as Western Fair District on Friday night (December 30)....read on

Northfield Guarantees New Year's Day Pool

December 30, 2016:

Northfield Park has announced the addition of a $30,000 Pick-4 total pool guarantee on Sunday (January 1)....read on

Alan Douglas Armstrong Passes

December 30, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime horseman and race secretary Alan Douglas Armstrong passed away suddenly at his home on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 at the age of 65....read on

Ontario Racing Looks To 2017

December 30, 2016:

"[The past year] was marked by significant milestones for the horse racing industry in this province. We have been given good reason to be hopeful about a long term, sustainable future for horse racing in Ontario."...read on

Ring In The New Year At Red Shores

December 30, 2016:

Strident Hanover has the form and the post position to end 2016 with a bang in the final race Saturday night during New Year’s Eve action at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Is Windsong Jack Due For A Win?

December 30, 2016:

Windsong Jack, runner-up in two of his three local appearances, looks to get the overdue snapshot in Sunday night’s featured $4,400 Open III Handicap Pace at Cal Expo....read on

Harrington Holds 3rd Annual Food Drive

December 30, 2016:

Harrington Raceway and Casino partnered with the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford branch for an enormously successful food drive dubbed “Give and Receive Day” on Boxing Day, December 26....read on

Auld Lang Syne Invite At The Big M

December 30, 2016:

A full field of ten pacers -- three of them millionaires -- will contest the $35,000 Auld Lang Syne Invitational on New Year’s Eve (Sat., Dec. 31) at The Meadowlands....read on

Manofmanymissions To Europe

December 30, 2016:

On Friday, Kentuckiana Farms announced that stallion Manofmanymissions has been sold to a group of European owners for export and stud duty in 2017....read on

CBS To Profile 40-Year-Old Horse

December 30, 2016:

Jan. 1 is the universal birthday for every racehorse in North America. Waco Hanover (born May 4, 1977) of Randolph Center, Vt. and his fellow 40-year-old (born March 20, 1977) Standardbred, Chocolate Sundae, of Cumberland, Maine, overcame very long odds to reach that milestone....read on

Hat Trick For Gagnon At Rideau

December 30, 2016:

Guy Gagnon came into Thursday's card at Rideau Carleton Raceway with four chances to drive home a winner from his own stable, and he delivered with three of them....read on

Podge Prevails In Alliance Final

December 29, 2016:

An early break of the favourite in the $13,900 Alliance Series Final for pacing horses and geldings at Flamboro Downs wasn't what the chalk players were after but it was music to the ears for those backing Podge....read on

Monti Nabs First Meadowlands Win

December 29, 2016:

Batavia Downs driving champion Drew Monti notched his first ever driving victory at The Meadowlands, teaming up with owner-trainer Rick Dane’s I Found My Beach ($10.80) in Thursday (December 29) evening’s ninth event, a $6,500 first-level conditioned pace....read on

Northfield Announces 2017 Dates

December 29, 2016:

Northfield Park, Ohio’s leading racetrack in pari-mutuel handle, both on-track and export, is offering live harness racing four nights a week to start the 2017 racing year....read on

Wakizashi Hanover Sharp At Dover

December 29, 2016:

Wakizashi Hanover had just enough to score in the $30,000 Preferred Pace on the final Thursday program of the 2016 season at Dover Downs....read on

Hicks Named Member Of The Year

December 29, 2016:

Thomas H. Hicks has done his Association jobs so well that he has been voted the Member of the Year Award by the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), the sport’s leading organization for communicators....read on

Pari-Mutuel Withholding Changes Filed

December 29, 2016:

The U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued newly proposed regulations relating to withholding and reporting with respect to pari-mutuel winnings....read on

'New York, New York Double' Returns

December 29, 2016:

The ‘New York, New York Double,’ featuring one race from Aqueduct Racetrack and one from Yonkers Raceway, is set to return in 2017....read on


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