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Calling All Handicappers!

August 14, 2014:

On August 18, Grand River Raceway kicks off the first of 12 elimination legs in which players vie for a spot in the $50,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC)....read on

Gatka Hanover Upsets Speak To Me

August 14, 2014:

Gatka Hanover defeated previously unbeaten Speak To Me in one of four $67,347 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for two-year-old trotting fillies Wednesday night at Pocono Downs....read on

Riveting Rosie Off The Schneid

August 13, 2014:

Last year’s two-year-old trotting filly of the year in Canada, Riveting Rosie, recorded her first 2014 victory in the second of two $105,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions for three-year-old trotting fillies tonight at Grand River Raceway....read on

Speed Show For Momas Got A Gun

August 13, 2014:

Momas Got A Gun grabbed the lead with a backside burst and found the wire just in time to win the fastest division in Wednesday’s $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for freshman filly pacers at The Meadows....read on

Pocono To Host Million Dollar Night

August 13, 2014:

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is planning a momentous Sire Stakes Championship Night for Saturday, September 6th, with over $1 million in purses, and an Open Trot and an Open Pace to sweeten the night....read on

Industry Info Meeting Follow-Up

August 13, 2014:

On July 24, 2014 close to 120 industry stakeholders, including breeders, drivers, OLG representatives and racetrack officials, gathered at Country Heritage Park in Milton, ON to participate in an open Industry Information Meeting hosted by Ontario Horse Racing (OHR)....read on

Double Header Thursday In PEI

August 13, 2014:

After an afternoon hiatus on Wednesday at Red Shores Charlottetown, the action heats right back up on Thursday afternoon featuring the Atlantic Sires Stakes for two-year-old fillies....read on

Collmus To Succeed Durkin At NYRA

August 13, 2014:

Launching a new era for horseplayers and racing fans around the world, New York Racing Association CEO and President Chris Kay announced the appointment of Larry Collmus as the organization's next race caller....read on

Dresden To Honour MacPhail

August 13, 2014:

The Dresden Raceway’s new Hall of Fame will honour Malcolm MacPhail as its first inductee in a ceremony during the track’s Aug. 24 Dresden Derby card....read on

Get On The RUS Ontario Bus

August 13, 2014:

A bus trip has been organized to attend the Tuesday, August 19 card of racing at Georgian Downs – a program that will feature another RUS Ontario event....read on

Sunday Morning Racing At Yonkers

August 13, 2014:

Yonkers Raceway has received approval from the New York State Gaming Commission to conduct a half-dozen Sunday matinee cards as part of a new wagering relationship with the French pari-mutuel agencies...read on

Horse Racing Show To Air On CTV

August 13, 2014:

In September, a new horse racing show will start a pilot 10-week season on CTV Ontario....read on

Gertrude Seiling Passes

August 13, 2014:

Trot Insider learned of the recent passing of Gert Seiling, who passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 12 – just three days shy of her 90th birthday....read on

Plainridge Cancels Due To Weather

August 13, 2014:

Plainridge Racecourse, with the approval of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, has canceled its card for Wednesday August 13. The weather forecast calls for heavy thunderstorms with up to two inches of rain in the area....read on

Fort Erie Race Track Sold

August 13, 2014:

According to a report in Wednesday’s Toronto Star, Canada’s famed thoroughbred facility Fort Erie Race Track has been sold....read on

Nine Is Fine In Stallion Series

August 13, 2014:

An army of two-year-old trotting fillies made the trip to Pocono Downs to wage war in Tuesday’s nine divisions of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series....read on

Road To The Jug: Week 2

August 13, 2014:

For the next five weeks Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, will rank the top ten eligibles for the Little Brown Jug presented by Fazoli’s....read on

Reminder Of Changes At Truro

August 13, 2014:

The final day of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition will take place in Truro, Nova Scotia this Saturday, and the festivities will include an exciting evening of harness racing at 7:00 p.m....read on

Boom-Filled Tuesday In Charlottetown

August 13, 2014:

A night field with the Alpine $3,000 claiming series action was nothing but eye-popping and heart-grabbing at Red Shores Charlottetown on Tuesday night....read on

Star-Studded Saturday At Mohawk

August 13, 2014:

While freshman pacing colts and fillies should have the bulk of the attention on Saturday night at Mohawk with divisions of the Eternal Camnation and Nassagaweya on tap, the older horses entered in the Preferred Pace and Trot also provide star power of their own....read on

The National Driving Championship Draft

August 13, 2014:

The 2014 National Driving Championship scheduled for Tuesday, August 26 at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park, will have a new twist on determining the horses that the eight competing reinsmen will actually drive in the eight championship races....read on

Trotting Fillies Tussle At Mohawk

August 12, 2014:

Grassroots mania was in full effect Tuesday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, as three-year-old trotting fillies flocked to the Campbellville oval for six OSS divisions....read on

Chalk City In New York Sires Stakes

August 12, 2014:

Yonkers Raceway hosted the $221,000 New York Sire Stakes Dick McGuire Trot for three-year-old colts and geldings Tuesday evening, with a total of 13 entered in a pair of six-figure divisions....read on

Favourites Dominate Gold Divisions

August 12, 2014:

Fifteen of the province’s flashiest fillies trekked to Georgian Downs for a set of OSS Gold Series divisions, and odds-on favourites Lady Shadow and My Secret Belle came away victorious in their respect tilts....read on

Lifetime Pursuit Ties World Mark

August 12, 2014:

So impressive in capturing the Hambletonian Oaks, Lifetime Pursuit was just as dazzling Tuesday at The Meadows when she matched the world record of 1:51.3 in a division of a $199,994 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for three-year-old filly trotters....read on

Posts Drawn For Gold Cup & Saucer

August 12, 2014:

The post position draw for Saturday’s 55th edition of the Sobey’s Gold Cup & Saucer was completed earlier this evening at the Charlottetown Driving Park, and the advantage clearly goes to Aracache Hanover on paper....read on

Trotters Tussle In Charlottetown

August 12, 2014:

The Meridian Farms Atlantic Sire Stakes for two and three-year-old trotters took centre stage Tuesday afternoon at Red Shores Charlottetown....read on

Kenny White Passes

August 12, 2014:

Longtime Standardbred industry participant Kenny White passed away on August 11, 2014 at 58 years of age....read on

GTA Gaming Bundle Not Yet Closed

August 12, 2014:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has posted an addendum on the procurement website, MERX™, which extends the submission deadline for the GTA Gaming Bundle Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ)....read on

Qualifiers Rescheduled At Monticello

August 12, 2014:

Due to potential inclement weather forecasted for Wednesday in New York State’s southern Catskill Mountain region, Monticello Raceway has rescheduled its qualifying races for Thursday, August 14. First post will be at10 a.m....read on

Forest City Catalogue Now Online

August 12, 2014:

The Forest City Yearling Sale will be held at the Western Fair Agriplex in London Ontario on Sunday October 12, and the online roster is now available with pedigrees....read on

Sires Stakes Debut For Hambletonian Winner’s Sister

August 12, 2014:

The three-year-old trotting fillies of the Ontario Sires Stakes are back in action in both Gold and Grassroots action over the next two days. Six $18,000 Grassroots divisions highlight tonight’s card at Mohawk Racetrack. The following evening two $105,000 Gold divisions will be part of Grand River’s Wednesday night program....read on

EEE Confirmed in Eastern Ontario

August 12, 2014:

On August 9, 2014, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a horse in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry....read on

St. Pierre Atop 3R Leaderboard

August 12, 2014:

At 53, driver Denis St. Pierre is on a bit of a roll....read on

Mcwicked Supplements To Milstein

August 12, 2014:

A five-race winning streak has earned Mcwicked the right to dance in Friday evening’s $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial Pace. That and the fact that owner Ed James has shelled out $34,000 to supplement his prized pacer to the rich tilt....read on

Fillies To Flaunt It At Batavia

August 12, 2014:

The $118,200 New York Sire Stake for three-year-old trotting fillies invades Batavia Downs on Wednesday, August 13 and features the top series performer of the year so far for her sex and gait....read on

Gerrity Next For Foiled Again

August 12, 2014:

For Foiled Again, it’s summertime and nothing is easy. But trainer Ron Burke is confident the 10-year-old pacer will return to prominence again....read on

Freshmen Shine At Monticello

August 12, 2014:

Although Crazshana’s 2:00 victory was topped by two others, the clocking established a new Monticello Raceway track record for freshmen trotting geldings Monday at Monticello Raceway when Trond Smedshammer drove him to a 2:00 victory in a division of the Excelsior “B” Series of the New York Sire Stakes....read on

Tioga Open To Golden Gun

August 12, 2014:

Enjoying a pocket trip behind May Day, the Wiz Kids Stable's Golden Gun proved an upset winner in Monday evening's $15,000 Open Pace at Tioga Downs, splitting foes to prevail by a scant neck in 1:51.1....read on

Harness Racing's Next Hot Cross?

August 12, 2014:

“I hope by the end of the year people know about him. I wouldn’t trade him for anyone else.”...read on

Grassroots Galore At Grand River

August 12, 2014:

Three-year-old trotting colts and geldings were in the spotlight Monday evening at Grand River Raceway, as the Elora, Ontario half-miler hosted six OSS Grassroots divisions....read on

Six-Pack Of Grassroots At Mohawk

August 11, 2014:

The Ontario Sires Stakes rolled into Mohawk Racetrack Monday evening, with six Grassroots divisions on tap for two-year-old pacing fillies....read on

Mickey Hanover Takes Trial 2

August 11, 2014:

Mickey Hanover marched to the front in Trial 2 of this year’s Sobey’s Gold Cup & Saucer, and he didn’t look back en route to a track record-setting performance Monday evening at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Stakes Score For Ballare Hanover

August 11, 2014:

Ballare Hanover garnered her first career stake victory by following cover and brushing through the slop late to score in 1:58.1, fastest division in Monday’s $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows....read on

Spirit To Win Prevails In Pure Ivory

August 11, 2014:

Southwind Champane drew first blood in the Pure Ivory Series thanks to a 1:56.3 one week ago, but Spirit To Win won Monday’s rubber match at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Colts Score Lifetime Bests On Monday

August 11, 2014:

Three new lifetime marks stole the show in the Atlantic Sires Stakes 'A' divisions on Monday afternoon at Red Shores Charlottetown....read on

Springfield Cancels Monday Card

August 11, 2014:

The races for Monday August 11, 2014 at the Illinois State Fair at Springfield are postponed due to track conditions....read on

Industry Day Contest Winners

August 11, 2014:

Grand River hosted another successful Industry Day, with a card of great racing, fun for the whole family and (mostly) cooperative weather. In conjunction with last Monday’s big event, the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club ran two contests....read on

New Leader In Handicapping Contest

August 11, 2014:

What a difference a week has made in the Horse Racing New Brunswick year-long handicapping contest!...read on

Notice Regarding Hanover Raceway

August 11, 2014:

Hanover Raceway wishes to advise and remind horsemen of an upcoming track closure that affects its training and live racing schedule....read on


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