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YS Lotus Wins Gold Cup & Saucer Trial

August 13, 2016:

YS Lotus took on harness racing's richest horse, Foiled Again, through a blazing opening quarter and went on to win the first of two $12,500 Sobeys Gold Cup & Saucer trials on Saturday, August 13 at Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Celebrity Eventsy Cruises In Moni Maker

August 13, 2016:

Celebrity Eventsy worked hard to seat her early challengers, then coasted home to capture Saturday’s $147,500 Moni Maker for three-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows....read on

Jet Airway Upsets In Vernon Open

August 13, 2016:

Aided by live three-wide cover from prohibitive favourite JK Panache, Jet Airway ($29.00) and 24-year-old driver Atlee Bender teamed up to spring a 13-1 upset in Saturday (August 13) evening's $10,000 Open/Preferred Handicap Pace at Vernon Downs....read on

Racing Resumes At Hippodrome 3R

August 13, 2016:

After a two-week break for the Grand Prix auto races throughout the town of Trois-Rivieres, Que., live harness racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R on Tuesday evening (August 16)....read on

Dayton Preparing For Third Season

August 13, 2016:

Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway is eagerly preparing for the start of its third season of live harness racing action. A matinee card on Monday afternoon, September 12, will be the first of 75 programs through closing night on Friday, December 30....read on

Merriman, Dunn Triumphant In Ireland

August 13, 2016:

Two of the harness racing world’s top drivers, Aaron Merriman of the USA and Dexter Dunn from New Zealand, both found their own pots of gold on Day 1 of the Ladbrokes Vincent Delaney Memorial Weekend at Portmarnock Raceway in Ireland on Saturday (August 13)....read on

Another Open Victory For Tajmeallover

August 13, 2016:

Tajmeallover took the lead at the half-mile mark and defeated the Sanford Campbell stablemates to earn her seventh Open Pace victory this year in Saturday afternoon's $10,500 distaff feature at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino....read on

Four Full Siblings Race Saturday

August 13, 2016:

The odds must be astronomical. One mare has produced four racehorses from five foals of racing age. Those four racehorses, full siblings, are all racing on Saturday night....read on

SC Rewind: 100 Years At Greenwood

August 13, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls the year 1975 when Greenwood Raceway celebrated its 100th Birthday. A number of old and interesting photographs are displayed showing the many people who are such an important part of the track's long history....read on

Favourites Rule In Ohio Sires Stakes

August 13, 2016:

Three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts were contested Friday night, August 12 at Scioto Downs, and each race was a carbon copy of the others. Each division of fourth leg action for diagonally-gaited sophomores was captured by the favourite, and all three victories were garnered in front-stepping fashion....read on

Saratoga Record For Velocity Vespa

August 13, 2016:

Velocity Vespa became the fastest lady pacer in the history of Saratoga Casino Hotel on Friday night as the Rich Banca-trained mare scored her third consecutive win in the local Fillies and Mares Open....read on

Geers Sweep For Tetrick & Toscano

August 13, 2016:

Tim Tetrick and Linda Toscano teamed up to capture all three divisions of the Geers Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night at Tioga Downs, while Cougar Bait led two-year-old pacing colts and geldings with a track-record performance in his Geers split....read on

Rookies Pan For Gold At Mohawk

August 12, 2016:

A freshman parade was on display Friday evening at Mohawk Racetrack as the Ontario Sires Stakes rolled back into town for a five-pack of Gold Series divisions....read on

Rookies Shine In The Slop

August 12, 2016:

A set of $75,112 divisions of the Milt Taylor Trot for two-year-old colts and geldings went postward Friday evening at Yonkers Raceway, and the rookies were forced to deal with a sloppy surface....read on

Dan Patch To Wiggle It Jiggleit

August 12, 2016:

Montrell Teague mapped out a beautiful trip for Wiggle It Jiggleit in Friday’s $325,000 Dan Patch at Hoosier Park, and the superstar gelding didn’t let it go to waste....read on

Batavia Open To J A T O

August 12, 2016:

J A T O is an acronym for jet-assisted take-off and given the style of his racing, there has probably never been a more aptly-named horse....read on

Kelly Memorial To Starcastic

August 12, 2016:

Starcastic captured the Dr. Blair Kelly Memorial Pace Friday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Steacy Discusses Grassroots Starters

August 12, 2016:

Ontario Sires Stakes action arrives at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday evening with three $18,000 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts. Trainer Mark Steacy will start colts in the first two divisions, and the leading trainer in the Ontario Sires Stakes program is hoping for solid performances from both Majestic Streak and More Than Majestic....read on

Tioga Opens New Gaming Area

August 12, 2016:

Visitors to Tioga Downs this week will have a chance to experience the first finished section of the major renovation underway at the entertainment complex. Part of the new gaming area is now complete. More than 250 video lottery terminals have been set up in the area so guests can begin to enjoy the expanded casino....read on

‘God’s Stable’ Adds Betting Line

August 12, 2016:

An air of excitement rippled through The Stable That God Loves this week following the announcement that Betting Line, the continent’s top-ranked sophomore pacer, has joined The Stable That God Loves....read on

Memorial Race To Feature Freshman

August 12, 2016:

The biggest and richest race weekend in all of Ireland and Great Britain, the Ladbrokes Vincent Delaney Memorial, is set to go Saturday and Sunday (August 13 and 14) at Portmarnock Raceway in Dublin....read on

Mario Nodari Passes

August 12, 2016:

Farrier Mario Nodari, of Fairfield, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, August 10 at the age of 85....read on

Big Win For Miceli

August 12, 2016:

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation driving exhibition was held on the Hambletonian card on Saturday, August 6 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Twelve-year-old Bianca Miceli of Beachwood, New Jersey, piloted Royal Attire to a four-length victory....read on

Sire Stakes To Batavia Saturday

August 12, 2016:

When the three-year-old trotting filly division of the New York Sire Stakes rolls into Batavia Downs on Saturday night (August 13), three of the top six richest distaff sophomore trotters of 2016 will be on hand to compete for the $119,300 in purses being offered....read on

Northfield To Host Sires Stakes Monday

August 12, 2016:

Nine $40,000 divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes for two-year-old pacing and trotting fillies are set to be contested on Monday night (August 15) at Northfield Park....read on

I Wouldn't Write The Obit Yet

August 12, 2016:

"Horsepeople believe that everyone knows what horse racing is. Most horsemen think the public knows where and when we have races, and that these same people simply choose not to attend. That has always been our biggest problem; we assume"...read on

Vernon Schedule For Kindergarten Draw

August 12, 2016:

Horsepeople should be advised of the draw schedule for the Kindergarten races at Vernon Downs....read on

Freshman Trotters Tussle At Harrah’s

August 12, 2016:

Three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes races for two-year-old filly trotters went postward on Thursday (August 11) at Harrah's Philadelphia, each of which carried purses of just over $63,000....read on

Giving Back At Century Downs

August 12, 2016:

The weekend cards slated for Century Downs Racetrack & Casino feature unique races and new faces, all in the name of charitable endeavours....read on

Five-Mile Race Set For Sunday

August 12, 2016:

Quebec's famous five-mile race, Le 5 Milles Casino-Charlevoix, is set for its 106th renewal this Sunday (August 14)....read on

Dan Patch Night Has It All

August 12, 2016:

The best in the sport of harness racing will take to the racetrack at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday evening for the 23rd edition of the $325,000 Dan Patch Stakes....read on

Sophomore Fillies Impress At Yonkers

August 12, 2016:

Yonkers Raceway Thursday night hosted the New York Sire Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace for three-year-old fillies....read on

Burke Trainees Double Up In Tompkins

August 12, 2016:

A pair of two-year-old trotters from the Ron Burke Stable proved victorious in their respective Arthur Tompkins Memorial divisions on a rainy evening at Tioga Downs, both upending heavy favourites in the last yards....read on

Miracle Trot To My Lucky Word

August 11, 2016:

After Vernon Downs’ leading driver John MacDonald notched five victories on Wednesday night's card, current runner-up Chris Lems posted a natural grand slam to start off Thursday evening's nine-race program....read on

Craziville Clicks In Saratoga Feature

August 11, 2016:

Craziville earned himself a trip to the winner’s circle thanks to a gritty performance in Thursday’s feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Rookie Parade At Mohawk

August 11, 2016:

Two-year-olds of all shapes – and gaits – and sizes were out in full force Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, as the Campbellville oval hosted OSS divisions – both Gold Series and Grassroots – in addition to the second leg of the Define The World Series....read on

Charlottetown Record Falls

August 11, 2016:

Walter Cheverie sent Oceanview Pancho down the road Thursday evening in a $1,350 conditioned trot at the Charlottetown Driving Park, and the colt powered his way into the track’s record book....read on

Amateur Drivers Wind Down Series

August 11, 2016:

Two divisions of the ninth - and next to last - leg of the North American Amateur Drivers Association’s summer trotting series were contested Thursday afternoon at Monticello Raceway with Dr. John Kokinos and Alan Schwartz each victorious in their respective divisions....read on

Who Was Zeron's “Game-Changer”?

August 11, 2016:

“There are a lot of horses that got me to where I got to drive a horse like him, but he was the game-changer. He got me global exposure.”...read on

Old Home Week Kicks Off Friday

August 11, 2016:

Old Home Week will officially kick off this Friday evening (August 12) at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park with a red-hot, 10-dash card helping to set the stage....read on

Forest City Roster, Pedigrees Online

August 11, 2016:

The Forest City Yearling Sale will be held at the Western Fair Agriplex in London, Ont. on Sunday, October 23. The online roster is now available with pedigrees....read on

Gibson Discusses Lock N Reload

August 11, 2016:

Six divisions of talented three-year-old pacing colts will battle at Kawartha Downs on Saturday and one lucky Ontario Sires Stakes fan will be in the centre of the action....read on

Shooting Delays Harness Program

August 11, 2016:

A program of live Standardbred racing was delayed this past Sunday and was forced to be completed after midnight after a shooting in the parking lot injured two people....read on

Coleman Discusses Betting Line

August 11, 2016:

“The Ontario-sired horses go for such good money right here in his backyard. We decided to try to hit all the Ontario Sires Stakes we could and work his open stakes races around them. Our program is so good it’s just hard to say no. We decided to go this route and we’re all happy with the money he’s racking up doing it this way.”...read on

Ohio Glamour Boys To Clash Saturday

August 11, 2016:

A total of 22 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings have been drawn to contest three $40,000 divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes this Saturday night (August 13) at Northfield Park....read on

State Treasurer's Multiple Obstacles

August 11, 2016:

This Saturday's Preferred Pace at Mohawk Racetrack features a solid field of nine horses, with a handicap in condition forcing State Treasurer to the outside of the starting gate. In reality, the horse is facing a second handicap in recovering from a near-tragic incident last week....read on

Katz Joins Hambo Society Board

August 11, 2016:

At the annual meeting of the members of the Hambletonian Society, which was held on August 5 in Rutherford, NJ, the board of directors of the society approved the conditions of Hambletonian No. 94, the stakes event for foals of 2016, which is to be raced in 2019....read on

Ownership Seminar Ahead Of Sale

August 11, 2016:

The United States Trotting Association, in conjunction with the Goshen (NY) Yearling Sale, will conduct a free seminar on Saturday, September 17 for current or former racehorse owners that are considering making the transition to owning yearlings for the first time....read on

Fredericton Qualifiers Friday

August 11, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that a qualifying session will be held in Fredericton on Friday, August 12....read on

Maritimer Eligibility Requirement

August 11, 2016:

Officials with the New Brunswick Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association have issued an important reminder in regard to eligibility requirements for the Maritimer stake....read on


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