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Where Is Hes Watching?

May 7, 2015:

The highly-anticipated Confederation Cup eliminations saw 16 entries on Wednesday but one name was notably absent from the box. Local horse Hes Watching, who dazzled fans with an all-age world record mile of 1:46.4 in the Meadowlands Pace last year, will not be making the first start of his four-year-old season on Sunday....read on

Coleman: Ontario Has Best Program

May 7, 2015:

"Honestly, I still think (the Ontario Sires Stakes is) the best program. I know that we've been hit a bit and it's not as good as it was, but I think the program's great."...read on

Ontario-Bred Mares Developing Rivalry

May 7, 2015:

Senorita Santanna, a bridesmaid to Godiva Seelster in their last two encounters, finally conquered her nemesis on Wednesday night (May 6) in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace for mares, stopping the clock in 1:53.4....read on

Northfield Announces Maiden Series

May 7, 2015:

Northfield Park has announced the dates of four Iron Maiden Late Closing Series....read on

Little Red Chev Wins Preferred

May 6, 2015:

The five-year-old chestnut mare, Little Red Chev, survived an overland journey to win Wednesday night's $8,300 Preferred 3 Trot at The Raceway at the Western Fair District....read on

Powerful Charger Repeats In Open Trot

May 6, 2015:

A field of six talented trotters with 125 career combined lifetime wins lined up behind the starting gate in Harrington Raceway's $16,000 featured Open Trot Wednesday....read on

Palone Continues To Raise The Bar

May 6, 2015:

With five wins Wednesday at The Meadows — including the feature — Dave Palone pushed his career total to 16,993 as he pursues the unprecedented achievement of 17,000 victories....read on

Ugly Betty Gives Clabaugh His First Win

May 6, 2015:

After a two-race drought, Ugly Betty returned to her winning ways by posting an easy three and a half length victory over Vla Faire in the $9,500 Winners Over conditioned pace for the fillies and mares at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (May 6)....read on

Woodbine To Host Cancer Fundraiser

May 6, 2015:

Ask any real estate agent and they’ll tell you the three most important considerations in finding a new home are ‘location,’ ‘location,’ ‘location.’ And so it is with Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer, the fundraising event benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre that will take place on Saturday, September 26 this year....read on

Harness Youth Camp Deadline May 15

May 6, 2015:

The deadline to apply for the Harness Horse Youth Foundation summer programs is May 15....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

May 6, 2015:

The publicity department for the Grand Circuit has sent out its weekly story recapping and previewing Grand Circuit races....read on

Pennsylvania All-Stars To Invade Pocono

May 6, 2015:

$224,000 worth of Pennsylvania All-Stars events for Keystone-sired three-year-old pacers will highlight the weekend action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with three divisions of colts in the Saturday spotlight and four sections of fillies set to go Sunday....read on

Confederation Cup Elims Set

May 6, 2015:

A group of 16 four-year-old pacers will go postward Sunday (May 10) at Flamboro Downs in a pair of eliminations for the $200,000 (added) Confederation Cup....read on

Owners Go All In On Impressive Colt

May 6, 2015:

“He’s fully loaded this year (for stakes races). We didn’t load him up last year because we didn’t have any idea that he would be a good horse. We thought he might be OK, we thought he would make the races, but had no dreams of getting in the top crowd. So we decided to take his (2014) earnings and reinvest in him.”...read on

Racing Continues To Drive Economies

May 6, 2015:

“These numbers show just how important, demonstrating the endurance and strength of this industry. Racing supports stables, supply stores, veterinarians and our family farms –- all helping keep agriculture strong and vibrant.”...read on

A Different World Record Attempt

May 6, 2015:

While harness racing typically associates world records with speed and shaving time off existing standards, one participant is trying to help set a world record by shaving off something else....read on

Chappell Wins Zoom Challenge

May 6, 2015:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club has announced the winner of its April “selfies” Zoom Challenge....read on

Leafs And Wings Wins Preferred

May 5, 2015:

A two-hole trip was parlayed into a solid score by Leafs And Wings in Tuesday’s $11,000 Horses & Geldings Preferred 2 at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Harrington Open To San Fran Lady N

May 5, 2015:

San Fran Lady N notched her eighth win of the season Tuesday with a 1:52.2 victory in the featured $12,500 Mares Open II at Harrington Raceway....read on

Meadows Preferred To Unefoisdansmavie

May 5, 2015:

Unefoisdansmavie had to battle for the early lead, but she was strong once on top, capturing her second straight victory in Tuesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Can Murderers Row Go Deep?

May 5, 2015:

“It took a little while for her to figure it out, but now she seems like she has (figured it out) hopefully. Time will tell.”...read on

Keeneland-Red Mile: Simulcast Partners

May 5, 2015:

Keeneland Race Course has filed a request with the state's Horse Racing Commission to move its simulcasting to The Red Mile. There has been no Thoroughbred simulcasting at The Red Mile since the late 1990s, when ownership sold the Thoroughbred rights to Keeneland for $4 million....read on

2015 Yearling Nomination Form

May 5, 2015:

Owners of yearlings eligible to be nominated to the Ontario Sires Stakes should be aware that yearling nomination forms were mailed in mid-April according to the information in the Standardbred Canada computer system at that time....read on

Sudbury Season In Doubt

May 5, 2015:

Reports indicate that hopes for a 2015 harness racing season at Sudbury Downs are becoming slimmer by the second....read on

Dresden Ag Society Thrilled With Dates

May 5, 2015:

The president of the Dresden Agricultural Society says the historic track will be ready for the May 31st opener....read on

Hiawatha Box Still Open

May 5, 2015:

Trot Insider has been advised that the entry box for Saturday's card at Hiawatha Horse Park will remain open as horses are required for all conditions....read on

Track Increases Handle 30 Percent

May 5, 2015:

Driver Josh Sutton and trainer Virgin Morgan Jr. captured their respective titles at the recently-concluded second-ever Miami Valley Raceway meet. The 89-day season, which started January 2 and ended May 3, could only be deemed a huge success as almost $8.5 million was doled out in purses, numerous track records were lowered, and overall average daily handle was up a whopping 29.2%....read on

Donnie Graham Passes

May 5, 2015:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Donald 'Donnie' Graham of Havelock, Ont. passed away suddenly but peacefully at the Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Friday, May 1, 2015 in his 92nd year....read on

Schillaci Reaches 3,000 Career Wins

May 5, 2015:

Sam Schillaci scored the 3,000th win of his driving career aboard Pay The Winner in Northfield Park’s opening race on Monday evening....read on

‘Operative’ Wins Tie Silk Thriller

May 4, 2015:

The photo finish camera was put to work in Monday’s $34,000 Tie Silk Series Final, and when the numbers were posted it was Covert Operative coming out on top....read on

Just A Jolt Repeats At Harrington

May 4, 2015:

Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt notched his second straight win Monday at Harrington Raceway in the featured $16,000 Open Handicap for pacers in 1:51.2....read on

Meadows Feature To Tall Cotton

May 4, 2015:

Tall Cotton lulled the field with a sleepy second quarter, then scorched the back half in :56 to capture Monday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Dresden Gets 2015 Race Dates

May 4, 2015:

The Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has approved the application made by the Dresden Agricultural Society (Society) to amend the 2015 race date schedule for Dresden Raceway....read on

Train, Drive, Predict The Future

May 4, 2015:

"I’ve had in my mind for a few years that I was going to win this race. I don’t know why, but that’s why I paid her and some of my other horses into it."...read on

Sophomores Out For Qualifiers

May 4, 2015:

A number of three-year-olds, including some pacers eligible to the 2015 Pepsi North America Cup, logged qualifying miles on Monday morning at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Date Change For Walltyme Golf Tourney

May 4, 2015:

While all the details for the 23rd annual Walltyme Stables Golf Tournament have yet to be finalized, the date of the 2015 tournament has been set....read on

Meet May's Calendar Photographer

May 4, 2015:

Clive Cohen, of North York, Ontario, is the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Heart of Harness Racing Calendar photographer for May....read on

Focus On N.B. Racing Scene

May 4, 2015:

With an announcement last week that a number of previously scheduled race dates for New Brunswick have been cancelled, participants in the province are trying to remain optimistic....read on

Fan Club Celebrates Century Opener

May 4, 2015:

A bitterly cold and blustery day didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of droves of racing fans and new people checking out the Grand Opening Day of harness racing at Century Downs Racetrack in Calgary on April 25....read on

Marohn Jr. Wins Five At Tioga

May 4, 2015:

After Mike Simons won five races on Opening Night, perennial leading driver Jim Marohn Jr. returned to Tioga Downs for the Sunday afternoon card, registering five wins of his own on the 11-race program....read on

Illinois Champion Returns For Stakes Win

May 3, 2015:

The state-bred stakes action continued on Sunday, May 3 at Balmoral Park as a pair of Illinois conceived and foaled events for both trotters and pacers shared top billing on the Sunday night card....read on

Atomic Million AM Repeats At Rideau

May 3, 2015:

Atomic Million AM circled the field to win Sunday's featured $6,500 Winners Over Pace at Rideau Carleton Raceway for the second consecutive week....read on

Favourites Deliver In PA All-Stars

May 3, 2015:

The chalk was perfect Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in three divisions of a $96,000 Pennsylvania All-Stars event for three-year-old trotting fillies....read on

'Frank' Wins Flamboro Preferred

May 3, 2015:

Incredable Frank wore down slight favourite Dragin The Wagon and drew away from the competition in Sunday night's $7,500 Preferred 3 Trot at Flamboro Downs to notch his second straight win for his new connections....read on

Stakes Weekend Continues At Century

May 3, 2015:

Century Downs Casino and Racetrack's first stakes weekend continued with the three and four-year-old male pacers in the spotlight on Sunday for three $14,000 divisions of the Prairie Boys Stakes....read on

Hippodrome 3R Season Begins

May 3, 2015:

With a beautiful, sunny and warm afternoon, the Hippodrome 3R opened for the 2015 harness racing season with a strong crowd and a very competitive 10-race program....read on

Top Mares Set Track Records

May 3, 2015:

Grand Circuit action produced two new track records on closing day of the 2015 meet at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Northside Downs Qualifying Schedule

May 3, 2015:

The Race Office at Northside Downs would like to inform horsemen and woman of the track's qualifying schedule for the upcoming season of harness racing....read on

Hollingsworth Heading To Ontario

May 3, 2015:

"It's something I always dreamed of. You start off here watching the big races on TV, hearing about the big trainers and drivers. Now I have the chance to be there with them."...read on

Graceful Motion Passes

May 3, 2015:

Graceful Motion, the dam of two millionaire multiple stakes-winning pacers, passed away in April at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky....read on


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