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Florida Stakes Finals This Weekend

November 22, 2017:

American Thanksgiving is Thursday, but the feast for horsepeople will be this coming Sunday at Pompano Park, as the FSBOA-sponsored Breeders Stakes Finals will take place. Over $420,000 in total purses will up for grabs, as eight championship finals for two and three-year-old Florida-breds will head postward....read on

Meadowlands Qualifying Update

November 22, 2017:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have announced that there has been a change in plans for this week’s qualifying races....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

November 22, 2017:

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

Midwest Supplements, Updates Online

November 22, 2017:

Supplemental entries along with updated racelines have been posted online for the upcoming Midwest Mixed Sale....read on

Progress Pace Elimination Tonight

November 22, 2017:

Two separately-owned outstanding three-year-olds – Fear The Dragon and Downbytheseaside – will lead an 11-horse field this evening (Wednesday, November 22) in the lone $35,000 elimination for the Hap Hansen Progress Pace at Dover Downs....read on

SC To Present National Driving Championship In 2018

November 22, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that a National Driving Championship (NDC) will be hosted in 2018 and the winner will have the opportunity to join 2017 World Driving Champion, James MacDonald, in the 2019 World Driving Championship in Sweden....read on

Melander Discusses Fourth Dimension

November 22, 2017:

“(Last week) I was very happy with how he looked and how he trotted. He trained [well] after the Breeders Crown, otherwise I wouldn’t have put him in there. He came out of the race [well] and I’m going to train him (Wednesday) a little bit. He seems very good.”...read on

Divas Image Rebounds In Pocono Return

November 21, 2017:

The Bettors Delight mare Divas Image came into The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono from Yonkers and promptly regained her winning ways, taking the $17,000 distaff pacing feature Tuesday (November 21) in 1:51.2, a new mark, on the penultimate card of the 2017 season at the mountain oval....read on

Bella Palazzo, McClure Shine In London

November 21, 2017:

Woodbine invader Bella Palazzo ($6.30) overcame a second-row dispatch to capture the featured $8,500 Preferred 3 trotting event on Tuesday (November 21) at The Raceway at Western Fair District, lifting from the pocket to collar odds-on pacesetter Star Photo in the final strides and give Bob McClure one of five driving wins on the 10-race card....read on

Pedal Power, 'Wiggle' Stun At Dover

November 21, 2017:

Pedal Power and Ibetyoucanwiggle pulled mild surprises to win the second-leg $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) events for two-year-old pacing fillies on Tuesday (November 21) at Dover Downs, while Theresademoninme took the $25,000 Open Trot....read on

Standardbreds' Versatility Highlighted

November 21, 2017:

The versatility of the Standardbred breed was showcased at the recent Standardbred Showcase awards banquet, which distributed honours to the top competitors in the 2017 show series for Standardbreds only....read on

Goodtogo Hanover Pounces At Meadows

November 21, 2017:

Goodtogo Hanover stalked Windsong Magic from the pocket, then roared through the Lightning Lane for Jim Pantaleano to capture Tuesday’s (November 21) feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 conditioned trotting event for fillies and mares....read on

SBOA Mentoring Group Nearly Full

November 21, 2017:

Only one share remains in the 2017 SBOA (Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association) New Owner Mentoring Group....read on

MacDonald, Wallace To Host Open House

November 21, 2017:

More than 50 yearlings by leading sires such as Kadabra, Sweet Lou, Somebeachsomewhere and Captaintreacherous purchased at the fall yearling sales, will hit the training track Sunday for thestable.ca's Second Annual Open House....read on

Alliance Claiming Series Announced

November 21, 2017:

The Standardbred Alliance has released details regarding a group of claiming series which will take place during the month of December at Flamboro Downs and The Raceway at Western Fair District. ...read on

New OTB Location Now Open

November 21, 2017:

A third off-track wagering location of its kind has quietly opened in Virginia....read on

Handicapping Contest Update

November 21, 2017:

Rusty Nash has maintained his lead for the sixth straight week going into the penultimate leg of the 2017 Hambletonian Society Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge with Gordon Waterstone in hot pursuit....read on

Harness Museum’s Holiday Concert Info

November 21, 2017:

Great music and fun are traditions of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame’s annual Holiday Concert. Celebrating its 43rd year, this community event kicks off the festive season....read on

Indiana Commission On Acquisition Deal

November 21, 2017:

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has issued a brief press release in regard to the news of a potential transfer of ownership of Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand....read on

US Thanksgiving Break For ‘Post Time’

November 21, 2017:

Officials with ‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ have announced that there will not be a live broadcast this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday south of the border....read on

Driver Slapped With Race Fixing Charges

November 21, 2017:

It has been announced that a leading Standardbred reinsman is now facing charges surrounding race fixing....read on

Little Movement On Standardbred Poll

November 21, 2017:

There was little change in the 26th edition of the 2017 Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll. The only movement in the poll was seen by a pair of stablemates....read on

Pompano Feature To All Charged Up

November 21, 2017:

All Charged Up, with John MacDonald handling her lines, squeaked by the narrowly favoured Gold Star Mysti (driven by James Yoder) in the final stride to capture Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Pace for mares on Monday night (November 20)....read on

Toys For Tots Drive At The ‘Big M’

November 21, 2017:

The Meadowlands will hold its 14th annual Toys for Tots Collection Drive through Saturday, December 9....read on

OLG Launches RFP For Sports Betting Service Provider

November 21, 2017:

On Monday (November 20), the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation released a Request for Proposals to select a service provider to enhance and expand sports betting in Ontario....read on

James Thurlow Passes

November 21, 2017:

Standardbred horseman James E. Thurlow, 84, a resident of Gladwin, Michigan, passed away on November 9 at the Gladwin Nursing and Rehabilitation Community....read on

Batavia’s Largest Guaranteed Pool Ever

November 21, 2017:

As a result of there having been no winning ticket yet again this past Saturday, Batavia Downs will offer a guaranteed pool of $12,500 for its early Pick-5 when racing resumes on Wednesday afternoon (November 22)....read on

Human Remains Found In Burnt Vehicle Near Woodbine

November 21, 2017:

Human remains were discovered this morning (Tuesday, November 21) in a burning vehicle that was found in an area adjacent to an exit road leading away from Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Buckeroo Wires Up Preferred Foes

November 21, 2017:

Ryan Holliday had the hammer down early with Buckeroo in Monday’s $8,500 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and it proved to be the winning move for the gelding....read on

Five Straight For Down On My Luck

November 20, 2017:

Don’t let the name fool you, Down On My Luck is doing quite fine for himself these days....read on

Delaware Breeders Stakes Continue

November 20, 2017:

Evolution Tour won wire-to-wire while Fast Tony had to edge Transforming Joy at the wire in Monday’s second of two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund divisions for freshman colt and gelding pacers....read on

Make It 20 For Safe From Terror

November 20, 2017:

Surviving a brutal :26.1 opening panel, Safe From Terror won for the 20th time this year in Monday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows, moving her back into a tie with Quicksilvercandy A for 'winningest' North American Standardbred in 2017....read on

Cougar Bait Big In Debut For New Barn

November 20, 2017:

Cougar Bait completed his two-year-old campaign in impressive style, winning four of his last five starts. But too many inconsistent outings and only one win this year led to him become catalogue number 1575 in the Black Book at Harrisburg earlier this month....read on

Roland Lecomte Passes

November 20, 2017:

Longtime horse owner Roland Lecomte of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec passed away at his home on Friday, November 17 at the age of 85....read on

Yonkers' Sunday Post Time Announced

November 20, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway has announced a post time for its upcoming Sunday matinee....read on

Berta ‘Bert’ Robbins Passes

November 20, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Flamboro Downs employee Berta ‘Bert’ Robbins passed away on Sunday, November 19 at the age of 71....read on

Ariana G Named NJSS Horse Of The Year

November 20, 2017:

Ariana G has been selected as the New Jersey Sire Stakes’ Horse of the Year for 2017....read on

Busy December Set For ‘The Raceway’

November 20, 2017:

The Raceway at Western Fair District is gearing up for another busy and exciting holiday season which will feature 14 programs of live racing during the month of December and some exciting events to go along with it....read on

Haughton Appointed At Yonkers

November 20, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway has named Robert ‘Cammie’ Haughton to the newly-created position of director of racing....read on

LandMark 11 Shares Extended

November 20, 2017:

The organizers of the ‘fractional’ ownership group LandMark 11 Racing Stable have extended the date to purchase shares until Tuesday, December 12....read on

Update: Allerage Groundwater Mystery

November 20, 2017:

In the spring of 2016, the Standardbred Canada website ran a story in regard to the disproportionately high amount of dysphagia cases that occurred at Jeff Gural’s Allerage Farms location in Pennsylvania. Now it appears that Gural is closer to getting some answers....read on

Yearling Showcase This Saturday

November 20, 2017:

This is a busy time of year for everyone. With the completion of the yearling sales, trainers are focusing on showcasing their 2017 purchases, and it all starts this coming weekend....read on

Carryovers At Pompano Monday

November 20, 2017:

Only two betting favourites emerged victorious on Sunday evening (November19) at Pompano Park, thus leaving a slew of carryovers for patrons on Monday night’s eight-race card....read on

Starcasim Upsets In Aylor Memorial

November 20, 2017:

Pompano Park played host to the FSBOA sponsored Melvyn Aylor Memorial Stakes on Sunday night with two year-olds in the spotlight....read on

Hanover’s 2018 Service Fee Roster

November 20, 2017:

Officials with Hanover Shoe Farms have released Hanover’s 2018 service fee roster....read on

Waasmula Retired

November 20, 2017:

Along with his father Thomas, Brent Vincent bred his Apaches Fame mare Waasmowin to Million Dollar Cam roughly a decade ago. The result was a brown lass named Waasmula. In announcing the Waasmula’s retirement to Trot Insider, Brent has described the millionaire earner as “a little guy’s dream.”...read on

Rubber Duck Triples With Pocono Win

November 19, 2017:

Rubber Duck, who has done his best racing on the front end in recent starts, worked out a pocket trip on a 34-degree night and came on to get a half-length decision over tough pacesetter Classicality while taking Sunday’s $25,000 Winners Over Handicap Trot in 1:53.2 Sunday night (November 19) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Top Wins For Unabating, Canadian Edition

November 19, 2017:

Unabating returned to Rideau Carleton Raceway's winner's circle on Sunday night (November 19) after top trainer/driver Guy Gagnon fashioned a front-end trip aboard the nine-year-old gelding in the co-featured $8,550 Winners Over Handicap Trot....read on

Six Straight For Smalltownthrowdown

November 19, 2017:

Smalltownthrowdown ran his win streak up to six taking the Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday afternoon (November 19)....read on

Maxim Seelster Wires Preferred Mares

November 19, 2017:

There was no stopping even-money favourite Maxim Seelster, or driver Bob McClure for that matter, on Sunday night (November 19) at Flamboro Downs as they led from start to finish in the $10,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Pace....read on


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