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Artful Way Triumphs In Saratoga Open

May 8, 2016:

Last Saturday night, Artful Way blasted out to the early lead in the $15,000 Open Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Though the four-year-old flashed incredible turn of foot early in the 1-1/16 miles feature last week, Artful Way tired late before fading to a sixth-place finish. This week, the tune was much different for the Jackie Rousse-trained pacer....read on

Elitlopp Playoff To Bee A Magician

May 8, 2016:

Almost immediately after Resolve crossed the finish line four lengths in front of runner-up Bee A Magician in the inaugural $150,000 Elitlopp Playoff at the Meadowlands, his number '4' began to blink on the infield tote board with the word 'Inquiry.'...read on

Riyadh Passes

May 8, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that Riyadh, multi-millionaire pacer and 1996 Horse of the Year in Canada, has passed away at the age of 26....read on

Elegant Serenity Set To Return

May 8, 2016:

Considering the devastating fire that claimed the lives of 43 horses earlier this year at Classy Lane Training Centre, the fact that trotting mare Elegant Serenity is set to return for her four-year-old season is tinged with divine intervention....read on

Johannahs Jet Wins Hiawatha Opener

May 8, 2016:

Hiawatha Horse Park's 2016 harness racing meet began on Saturday, May 7 with late-bloomer Johannahs Jet scoring a maiden-breaking victory in the season opener....read on

Forever Paradise Wins Season's Debut

May 8, 2016:

Forever Paradise, driven by Mike McGuigan, made a successful season's debut in the $2,500 Preferred 2 featured on Saturday's (May 7) harness racing card at Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Katherine B Scores Preferred Hat Trick

May 8, 2016:

In another close call, Katherine B held on to win her third straight Preferred event on Saturday night (May 7) at Flamboro Downs....read on

Pair Of Opens Featured At Yonkers

May 8, 2016:

Pocketed Outrageous Art (Jason Bartlett, $29) and two-move Luminosity (George Brennan, $7.90) shared the Saturday Derby Night glory, winning Yonkers Raceway’s co-featured $40,000 Open Handicaps....read on

Check Six, Pure Country Win PA Stakes

May 7, 2016:

Ron Burke trainees finished 1-2-3 in the inaugural $561,500 Pennsylvania Classic final for state-sired three-year-old pacing colts and geldings Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with Check Six going a big mile on the front end to reduce his mark a tick to 1:50.3...read on

Ontario Filly Stars In Tioga Series

May 7, 2016:

Mike Sinclair's Heavenly Bet ($2.50) was heavily bet before her decisive 1:54.4 triumph in the first round of the Gail's Diner Late Closing Series for three-year-old pacing fillies, brushing and edging clear of her six foes on Saturday (May 7) evening at Tioga Downs....read on

Fireyourguns Takes Another Open

May 7, 2016:

Fireyourguns ($2.30) proved once again that he's a high calibre pacer after putting away the field in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open on Saturday night (May 7)....read on

Favourites Deliver In Late-Closing Finals

May 7, 2016:

A pair of odds-on favourites proved victorious in the $12,100 Anthony Farina Pacing Series and the $12,900 Catherine Burton Trotting Series finals at Vernon Downs on Saturday (May 7) evening, both employing first-over tactics en route to the winner's enclosure....read on

Series Conclude; Nickle Bag Upsets HOYs

May 7, 2016:

War N Munn overcame a parked trip from the outside post in the $57,600 final of The Diplomat to earn his third series title during an action-packed Saturday night (May 7) card of harness racing at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Nyquist An Undefeated Derby Winner

May 7, 2016:

Reddam Racing LLC’s Nyquist added yet another major triumph to his spotless resume in capturing the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7 under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs....read on

Pink Pistol Fastest In Sires Stakes Opener

May 7, 2016:

Pink Pistol rocketed through the lane to pull off a 10-1 upset in the fastest division of Saturday’s $161,047 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for three-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows....read on

'Balinska' Dominates Sears Elims

May 7, 2016:

Balinska Hanover returned to her winning ways after recovering from sickness and dominated the elimination round for the Bev Sears Stakes at Century Downs on Saturday afternoon (May 7)....read on

Easy Dexter Cup Win For Dante

May 7, 2016:

Ake Svanstedt says Dante possesses the ability to cover short distances extremely quickly. On Saturday, the colt used that skill to win the $140,800 Dexter Cup at Freehold Raceway....read on

Alfred Smith Passes

May 7, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime harness racing industry participant Alfred (Alf) Charles Smith of Ingersoll, Ont. passed away peacefully with family by his side at Alexandra Hospital on Thursday, May 5. He was in his 86th year....read on

Upsets Abound In Pocono Matinee

May 7, 2016:

Some sophomores who had been flying “just under the radar” at two took advantage of breaks by the divisional favourites as Pennsylvania All-Stars kicked off the afternoon portion of a Kentucky Derby doubleheader at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Sophomore Stars Out Saturday

May 7, 2016:

Derby Day qualifiers at The Meadowlands were early, post time 9:00 a.m. with Pocono racing at 11:00 and the Dexter Cup at Freehold today....read on

SC Rewind: A Special Mother

May 7, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith offers a special salute to all of the great mothers we have known over the years as we observe Mother's Day this Sunday. He also recalls a great equine 'mother' who was a central part of one of the truly great families of mares to ever grace our sport....read on

'Proton' Scores For Maple Leaf Racing

May 7, 2016:

Continuing his winning ways off back-to-back claims, trotter Warrawee Proton added to current owner Maple Leaf Racing's leading win total at the Mohawk meet on Friday night (May 6)....read on

Six Straight For Mighty Mouse

May 7, 2016:

Mighty Mouse extended her win streak to six in a row with another front-end effort at The Raceway at the Western Fair District on Friday night (May 6)....read on

Cullen Takes The Lead

May 6, 2016:

Travis Cullen kicked off his five-win Friday performance on May 6 at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino with victories aboard his own trainees in the first three races of the evening....read on

Jog Cart Missing From Mohawk

May 6, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that a jog cart has been reported missing Friday night (May 6) at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Tessa Seelster Stays Perfect Stateside

May 6, 2016:

Off-the-layoff Tessa Seelster (George Brennan, $12.40) finished what she started Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Shutthefrontdoor Vaults Clear In Open

May 6, 2016:

Perched perfectly from second-over on the far turn, Pocono invader Shutthefrontdoor ($4.70) vaulted clear in mid-stretch to take Friday (May 6) night's $8,000 Mares Open Pace at Vernon Downs....read on

Lutetium, Cummings Reunite For Victory

May 6, 2016:

Lutetium and driver Kevin Cummings got back together after nearly a four-month separation and they celebrated their reunion with an easy two-length victory Friday night (May 6) in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Trot....read on

Trudel Discusses Quebec Success

May 6, 2016:

Track management at the Hippodrome 3R is hoping for a repeat performance this Sunday after their best opening day in five years last weekend....read on

No Shoes, No Problem

May 6, 2016:

"We are going to race him without shoes and he’s much faster without shoes. And now we have a good post. If everything is normal he is going to do a good race."...read on

Ceremony Planned In Memory Of Davis

May 6, 2016:

In honour of Bill Davis, a longtime horseman, harness racing trainer and driver, who recently passed away at the age of 54, Elements Casino will host a special commemorative ceremony in early October when the new racing season begins....read on

Truro Track Closed For Fun Run

May 6, 2016:

The Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition (NSPE) would like to inform horsemen and women that Truro Raceway will be unavailable for use tomorrow (Saturday, May 7) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....read on

Harness Racing Featured On CNN

May 6, 2016:

CNN Correspondent Richard Roth is a foreign affairs journalist by day, reporting from far flung war zones and the United Nations, but he’s always wanted to call a horse race....read on

Ladner Memorial Date Announced

May 6, 2016:

The Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational is scheduled for Saturday, June 25 at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Cal Expo Meet Wraps Sunday

May 6, 2016:

Two $10,000 California Sires highlight Sunday’s closing-night program of the winter/spring meeting at Cal Expo....read on

Doug King Passes

May 6, 2016:

It has been announced with great sadness that Douglas Wayne King of Saskatoon has passed suddenly....read on

Familiar Faces Shine At Mohawk

May 6, 2016:

Warm May temperatures, clear skies and a slight breeze set the scene for Friday morning’s nine qualifiers at Mohawk Racetrack. Many notables took to the track Friday and turned in solid performances in preparation for their upcoming campaigns....read on

Eagle Jolt Favoured At Red Shores

May 6, 2016:

Eagle Jolt, last week’s feature-race winner, has been established as the 5-2 choice on the morning line for the Saturday night feature at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Mohawk Has Special Post Time Saturday

May 6, 2016:

Mohawk Racetrack will be the place to watch the Kentucky Derby on Saturday (May 7), and the track’s live card will kick off shortly thereafter....read on

Hensley Hopes Hunch Pays Off

May 6, 2016:

“When we bought her at the Ohio sale last December for $19,000 we had this stake race in mind. We gave her some time off, brought her up here and she has done everything we have asked of her.”...read on

Great Way To Spend Mother's Day

May 6, 2016:

If you haven’t made plans for your Mom or that special lady in your life for this Sunday (May 8) don’t worry, there’s still time to make Mother's Day plans -- and we’ve got a great idea for you that the whole family will enjoy!...read on

Danish Darby Making Noise

May 5, 2016:

Danish Darby didn’t make headlines during eight trips to the track in last year’s freshman campaign, but the John Bax trainee might be on to keep your eyes on this year....read on

Stoneridge In A Saratoga Shocker

May 5, 2016:

Stoneridge completed a hat trick for driver Frank Coppola Jr. during Thursday’s 10-race card at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Norman Discusses Cufflink Hanover

May 5, 2016:

Trainer Richard ‘Nifty’ Norman and driver David Miller have teamed up to win a number of open stakes races in recent years, but never with a horse they owned together. That could change Saturday....read on

Neighbours Fine With Backyard Horses

May 5, 2016:

Residents of urban centres usually don’t take too kindly to waking up and seeing horses in neighbouring backyards. Although, given the frightening situation which is currently playing out in Fort McMurray, Alberta, people have been quite understanding....read on

Rideau Training Closure Announced

May 5, 2016:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have informed Trot Insider that the main track will closed for training one day next week....read on

Queen’s Plate Concert Announced

May 5, 2016:

This week the Woodbine Entertainment Group unveiled its plans for the live concert that it has planned for Queen’s Plate Day, Sunday, July 3 at Woodbine Racetrack. In addition to being a great show in itself, the concert serves as an opportunity to introduce different demographics to live horse racing – especially those that are fans of the Canadian music scene....read on

Meadowlands’ Derby Day Plans

May 5, 2016:

With so much focus on Sunday's Mother's Day 12:40 p.m. matinee card, let this serve as a reminder that the Meadowlands Racetrack will not have live racing on Friday, May 6. This week's racing will be confined to Saturday, May 7 at 7:15 p.m. along with the above mentioned Sunday afternoon races....read on

Business Open House At Grand River

May 5, 2016:

Grand River Raceway in Elora is hosting a business open house on Wednesday, May 18 to showcase its meetings and events services....read on

Hoosier’s Derby-Day Plans

May 5, 2016:

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will celebrate two of the biggest days in horse racing, The Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 6 and the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7, by welcoming racing fans with extended operating hours, advance wagering, and dining specials all leading up to the excitement of the 142nd running of the Derby. With two $1,000 Kentucky Derby mega-bet drawings, a hat contest, live harness racing, and entertainment throughout the day, it will be a Derby party like none other....read on


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