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'Platoon' Marches Into Super Finals

October 9, 2014:

"I think he’s definitely a contender in there Saturday. It’s just fun to be in it though, just to make it that far. He’s definitely exceeded everything that we expected of him.”...read on

Veteran Trotters Star In Pompano Opens

October 8, 2014:

Two brilliant, but aging, veteran trotters -- Andover America and Gale Warning -- proved their merit on Wednesday night by taking their respective Open events at Pompano Park....read on

Bazooka Terror Wins Mares Open

October 8, 2014:

Employing her patented late brush after tracking an early speed duel, Bazooka Terror ($4.00) dismantled a field of top distaff pacers in the $8,500 Mares Open at Batavia Downs on Wednesday (Oct. 8) night....read on

Persuasive Look Wins Consolation

October 8, 2014:

Illinois conceived and foaled trotting fillies stepped into the spotlight on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a field of seven diagonally-gaited youngsters battled in a $20,000 Lady Lincoln Land Stake Consolation....read on

Maiden Breaker Sets Track Record

October 8, 2014:

Opening week for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes eliminations for two-year-olds continued Wednesday at Harrington Raceway as six divisions of trotters were contested....read on

Pacers Prosper In Marathon Miles

October 8, 2014:

Pacers Taffy Town and Highland Hellion each won marathon 1-1/4 mile races in their respective late closer series finales to highlight Wednesday afternoon action at Colonial Downs....read on

Ontario Grad Repeats For New Owner

October 8, 2014:

A winner in her debut at The Meadows, Ontario Sires Stakes graduate Anaffairtoremember was even more impressive next time out when she overcame post eight to capture Wednesday’s $16,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot....read on

Forum Celebrates Gold Cup & Saucer

October 8, 2014:

The always popular Fan Forum, which this year will be held Sunday, October 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park, will celebrate the Gold Cup and Saucer....read on

Bax On His Super Final Quintet

October 8, 2014:

In 2001, John Bax enjoyed one of his best years ever as a Standardbred trainer culminating with an O’Brien Award as Canada’s Trainer of the Year. One of the highlights of that season came on November 10 at Mohawk Racetrack when he started four trotters in the Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals and came away with three wins and a second....read on

Maritime Commission To Grow?

October 8, 2014:

It has been announced that the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission could possibly be renamed in order to incorporate the addition of Newfoundland and Labrador to the commission....read on

Fall Harvest Festival Details

October 8, 2014:

Yonkers Raceway has a simple four-word, 15-letter request for everyone attending the sixth annual Fall Harvest Festival, set for this Saturday night (October 11)....read on

Gold Cora Hopes To Glitter

October 8, 2014:

After finishing second to Jolene Jolene and Mission Brief in back-to-back world-record miles, Gold Cora’s connections might wonder ‘who will it be this time?’...read on

Trainer On Breeders Crown Aspirations

October 8, 2014:

“We have hopes for the Breeders Crown. That’s all you can ask for at this point in the year, that you’re still going strong and you’ve got a shot to get the brass ring.”...read on

Exhibition Park Box Remains Open

October 8, 2014:

Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick have announced that the entry box for the Monday, October 13 program of racing at Exhibition Park Raceway will be left open until 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 9....read on

Kenneth Thurlow Passes

October 8, 2014:

Standardbred horseman Ken R. Thurlow, 63, of Gladwin, Michigan, passed away at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan on Saturday, October 4....read on

Champion Thoroughbred Cigar Passes

October 8, 2014:

Trainer Bill Mott has confirmed that Cigar, the iconic Thoroughbred that won 16 consecutive races and banked just under $10 million in career purse earnings, has passed away at the age of 24....read on

Darling Rallies The Troops Again

October 8, 2014:

Jack Darling of Cambridge, Ontario, is one of this province’s top Standardbred trainers as evidenced by his four starters in this Saturday’s rich Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals at Mohawk. He’s also a great person....read on

Pick Your Fave ZOOM Winner!

October 8, 2014:

Thank you to all of our Fan Club members who took the time to take and submit photos for our monthly ZOOM contests. From April to September we’ve received hundreds of unique shots capturing candid moments in Canadian harness racing....read on

Bartlett Bags Five At Yonkers

October 8, 2014:

There was no stopping driver Jason Bartlett during the early portion of Tuesday’s 12-race card at Yonkers Raceway, as the sulky sitter scored five straight wins to kick off the program....read on

Gold Medalists Battle At The Meadows

October 7, 2014:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association hosted a special 'Gold Medal Match Race' pitting two former world champions in a charity harness racing event....read on

Cimeronken Clicks In Preferred

October 7, 2014:

After posting back-to-back second-place finishes against Preferred foes at Flamboro Downs, Cimeronken took his show on the road to London and came away with a solid victory in Tuesday’s Preferred 3 for trotters....read on

Kimelman Resigns From Blue Chip

October 7, 2014:

Mike Kimelman, president of Blue Chip Farms, announced on Tuesday (October 7) that he is resigning his position at the New York Standardbred nursery but plans to continue working in harness racing....read on

K J Ben Burns Rubber At Harrington

October 7, 2014:

Four $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway....read on

Better Caviar Cruises At The Meadows

October 7, 2014:

Parked the opening quarter before making the lead, Better Caviar still was much the best as he rolled to victory in Tuesday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals Set

October 7, 2014:

The fields have now been established for this Saturday’s eight $250,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals at Mohawk Racetrack, which will showcase the top performers in the provincial program and provide an exciting conclusion to the 2014 OSS season....read on

‘PerfectTrip’ Announced

October 7, 2014:

On Tuesday, onGait.com, announced a new service, dubbed ‘onGait PerfectTrip.’...read on

Yonkers Schedule Change Reminder

October 7, 2014:

Officials with Yonkers Raceway have issued a reminder regarding its upcoming live schedule....read on

Commission Rules On Sasso, Adams

October 7, 2014:

The Ontario Racing Commission has released its Notice of Decision regarding appeals from licencees Gabriella Sasso and Ronald Adams....read on

Racetrack Licensing Process Notice

October 7, 2014:

The Ontario Racing Commission has sent out a Notice to the Industry outlining the process that racetracks have to go through in order to apply for a 2015 racetrack license....read on

Ruddick Stables Yearling Videos Online

October 7, 2014:

The videos of 16 yearlings Ruddick Stables will be selling at the Indiana Premier Yearling Sale to be held on Friday, October 17, beginning at 11:00 a.m., are now online and available on the farm’s website....read on

O’Donnell Reflects On Suffolk Downs

October 7, 2014:

Unless something changes in the near future, New England’s historic Suffolk Downs has held its last live horse race....read on

OLG Announces 'NHL® LOTTO'

October 7, 2014:

A day after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. announced a new electronic 50/50 raffle system for use during Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs home games, the OLG has now announced that it is teaming up with the National Hockey League to offer ‘NHL® LOTTO’, an instant, in-store game which also features an evening lotto draw....read on

EquiLottery To Present to PA Commission

October 7, 2014:

EquiLottery CEO Brad Cummings has been invited to present his new horse racing lottery game to the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission on October 16 at 11:30 a.m. at Parx Racing in Bensalem, PA....read on

Atlantic Breeders Crown Banquet Details

October 7, 2014:

Organizers are urging those interested in attending this Saturday evening’s Atlantic Breeders Crown Banquet to purchase their tickets as soon as possible, as sales to date have been very brisk....read on

Camluck Retired From Stud Duty

October 7, 2014:

Seelster Farms, along with owners, New Destiny Stable and Al McIntosh Holdings Ltd. announce the retirement of Camluck from active stud duty....read on

Fall Extravaganza Supplements Due

October 7, 2014:

Entries for the Fall Extravaganza Supplement Catalogue will be accepted until today -- Friday, October 10....read on

Hopeful Glimpse Into The Future

October 7, 2014:

"As they stand patiently, with photos in hand, I realize that these girls are not waiting for an autograph because their Grandpa loves John Campbell. They’re not here because they’ve watched the races and want to meet the winners. And they haven’t been dragged to the table kicking and screaming"....read on / continuer à lire

Preferred Double Bill; Wrenn Wins Six

October 7, 2014:

A set of $12,400 Open events – one for pacers and the other for trotters – highlighted Monday’s 15-race card at Northfield Park, with Kirty Dream and Fiftyshadesdarker winning their respective features....read on

Calipari Upsets In Preferred Trot

October 7, 2014:

Calipari climbed the class ladder Monday evening looking to double up for trainer Rod Boyd, who watched the suddenly-streaking square-gaiter rally for a 5-1 upset in the $34,000 Preferred Trot at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

ID Technician In P.E.I., Nova Scotia

October 6, 2014:

SC Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be in Prince Edward Island on Friday, October 10 and in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on Wednesday, October 15 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification....read on

Preferred Score For Kendal Gustav

October 6, 2014:

Kendal Gustav did most of the heavy lifting for driver Lorne House en route to a comfortable score in Monday’s $7,000 Preferred 3 for pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Filly Breaks Dam's Track Record

October 6, 2014:

Four $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway....read on

Meadows Feature To Continual Velocity

October 6, 2014:

Continual Velocity fired through the Lightning Lane to capture her 11th victory this year in Monday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

Hollywood Dayton Adds A Day

October 6, 2014:

The response from horsemen to the new Hollywood Dayton Raceway has been overwhelming, so much so that track management petitioned the Ohio State Racing Commission and has been granted permission to start their five-nights-a-week live racing schedule one week sooner than originally planned....read on

Betty Caroline Ratchford Passes

October 6, 2014:

Trot Insider has learned that harness racing participant Betty Caroline Ratchford, beloved wife of Gus Ratchford, was involved in a fatal car accident on Sunday, October 5....read on

Politicians To Race Saturday

October 6, 2014:

The most significant political race of the season is on the horizon, and it’s not a gubernatorial debate....read on

Track Record For Ghost Pine

October 6, 2014:

While the three-year-old pacing colt that many would associate with Kelly Hoerdt is National Debt, Ghost Pine definitely turned some heads on Sunday with a track record performance for the O'Brien Award winning horseman....read on

Marvin Miller Passes

October 6, 2014:

Standardbred breeder/owner Marvin Miller, the father of horsemen Erv and Andy Miller, passed away during the afternoon of Saturday, October 4 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill., after a long bout with cancer. He was 67....read on

Hanover Videos Being Posted Daily

October 6, 2014:

The Hanover Shoe Farms videos of the yearlings consigned to this year's Harrisburg sale are now being taken at the Hanover Fairgrounds....read on

Wendall Clarkson Passes

October 6, 2014:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred breeder/owner Wendall Clarkson of Mississauga, Ont. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, October 4 at the age of 69....read on


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