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God’s Stable Is Back In Town

April 12, 2016:

The Stable That God Loves is back in town and its heavy hitters are in high gear being primed for an assault on the winner’s circles of North America’s racetracks....read on

Weiss Series Continues At Pocono

April 12, 2016:

Both South Side Hanover and Stirling Debutant are now two-time winners in as many preliminary legs of the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting females after Tuesday action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, but Stirling Debutant was more impressive to the eye as she easily trotted over her field after a fast pace to win in a lifetime best of 1:55.4....read on

Close Call For Delcrest Massy

April 12, 2016:

Delcrest Massy was called into first-over duty in Tuesday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 for trotters at The Raceway at Western Fair District, but that didn’t stop the gelding from posting a hard-fought victory....read on

‘Noodle’ Prevails By A Nose

April 12, 2016:

Use Your Noodle pushed her winning streak to three-in-a-row thanks to a career-best performance in Tuesday’s $100,000 final of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund for three-year-old pacing fillies at Dover Downs....read on

World Of Gaming Wins Hiteman

April 12, 2016:

World Of Gaming and driver Dan Noble captured Tuesday afternoon’s $15,000 final of the Omar Hiteman Memorial Series at Miami Valley Raceway following a thrilling stretch duel with JDs Millitary Star and Branded Gun....read on

Miami Valley Comments On Strangles

April 12, 2016:

Miami Valley Raceway responded to one confirmed case of strangles identified in Barn 2 at the Warren County Fairgrounds formerly known as Lebanon Raceway....read on

Breedlove Repeats In Meadows Series

April 12, 2016:

Breedlove found late racing room and powered to his second straight series win in Tuesday’s second leg of the Classicality Trot at The Meadows....read on

Trainer, 79, Not Slowing Down

April 12, 2016:

“I enjoy it. I enjoy the racing. What am I going to do without it? Sit around? I’m not going to do that. I keep going to the barn every morning and go from there.”...read on

Maritime Yearling Nomination Update

April 12, 2016:

The Maritime yearling stakes nomination forms for foals of 2015 due May 16, 2016, have been forwarded to all participants....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #1

April 12, 2016:

"I always go to the sales and look at the foals of previous mares that we've raced. I just happened to go down and look at him, and when they pulled him out of the stall I said, 'I gotta buy this horse.' He was beautiful."...read on

Tioga, Vernon Stakes Payments Due

April 12, 2016:

Horsemen are reminded that sustaining payments for Free For All Early Closing events at Tioga and Vernon Downs are due by April 15....read on

Meadowlands Stakes Payments Due

April 12, 2016:

A reminder that payments for stakes races and early-closing series at the Meadowlands Racetrack are due by April 15....read on

Horse Ownership Trade Show Set

April 12, 2016:

If you have toyed with the idea of owning a racehorse and would like to get some information on how to delve into the exhilarating world of racehorse ownership, come on out to The Raceway at Western Fair District on Friday, May 13....read on

Bestofthebunch Bounces Back In London

April 12, 2016:

After failing to hit the board in last week’s Preferred 2 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District, Bestofthebunch bounced back and took all the marbles in Monday’s $11,000 follow-up attempt....read on

Boli Bags Win In Pompano Open

April 11, 2016:

Despite "missing the train as it left the station," Boli, driven by Wally Hennessey, erupted with a huge rally in the final half mile to score a photo finish victory in Pompano Park's $9,400 feature trot on Monday night, covering the distance in 1:55.3....read on

Bobby Weiss Underway At Pocono

April 11, 2016:

Monday racing returned to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and George Napolitano, Jr., earlier in the day named the 2015 Pennsylvania Driver of the Year by the local chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association, welcomed the day's return to the Downs schedule by piloting four of the evening's first five winners....read on

Rockeyed Optimist Blazes Dover

April 11, 2016:

There was plenty of speed for Rockeyed Optimist to chase in Monday’s $36,000 Open Preferred Handicap at Dover Downs, and as a result the gelding posted the fastest mile of the season in North America....read on

Blossom Final To Heavenly Hill

April 11, 2016:

Heavenly Hill was a witness to a wild, front-end battle in Monday’s $40,400 final of the Blossom Series at Mohawk Racetrack, and she had no problem picking up the pieces in the late stages of that rich contest....read on

Upset City In Owens Memorial Series

April 11, 2016:

Alwayssmoothraigin pulled a startling upset in the $15,000 championship of the “Red” Owens Memorial Series Monday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Hooves On First Scores In Slop

April 11, 2016:

Hooves On First shot the Lightning Lane to capture a division of Monday’s second leg of the Do Me Honor Pace at The Meadows....read on

Note For OSS Eligible Yearlings

April 11, 2016:

Owners of yearlings eligible to be nominated to the Ontario Sires Stakes should be aware that yearlings must be registered by Standardbred Canada or the USTA by the May 15 deadline. As in previous years, yearlings not registered at that time will not be accepted into the OSS Program at the $100 nomination fee....read on

Northside Qualifying Dates Announced

April 11, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that Northside Downs will be holding qualifying sessions on Saturday, April 30 and Saturday, May 7....read on

Pick (n) Pool Rule Changes Adopted

April 11, 2016:

On March 24, the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) Board of Directors adopted a proposal to amend the RCI Model Rules for changes to the Pick (n) Pool....read on

Heavy On Talent, Light On Earnings

April 11, 2016:

“Everyone that drives him says he’s got tons of speed. He’s supposed to be a good one. He should have a lot more money on his card than he has.”...read on

Alliance Spring Series Details Announced

April 11, 2016:

The Ontario Standardbred Alliance has unveiled a roster of spring series events to be contested across several alliance racetracks....read on

Woodbine, Derby Games Strike Deal

April 11, 2016:

Woodbine Entertainment Group and Derby Games, the leading developer of online pari-mutuel horse racing games in North America, are pleased to announce the launch of an innovative and engaging wagering platform that will offer Canadians a new way in which to experience the rush and excitement of live horse racing....read on

Riesberry Sentenced

April 11, 2016:

Late last week, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice handed former Standardbred horseman Derek Riesberry a sentence for fraud and attempted fraud. The sentence marked the end of a five-and-a-half-year legal process that stemmed from Riesberry’s illegal use of performance-enhancing substances in racehorses....read on

New Jersey Payments Due April 15

April 11, 2016:

The deadline for the New Jersey Sire Stakes, Green Acres and Standardbred Development Fund’s second sustaining payments is rapidly approaching....read on

New England Raises $4K For Classy Lane

April 11, 2016:

A collaborative effort by the New England Amateur Drivers Club, the Harness Horsemen of New England and the Standardbred Owners Association of Massachusetts have raised in excess of $4,000 for the victims of the horrific barn fire that took place earlier this year at the Classy Lane Training Centre....read on

Awards Doled Out In Ottawa Area

April 11, 2016:

A member majority of the Ottawa regional professional equine harness racing community, the National Capital Harness Horse Association (NCRHHA) attended the annual awards dinner and ceremony, which was held in the Banquet Room of the Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Plainridge Meet Underway Monday

April 11, 2016:

The 2016 season of live harness racing at Plainridge Park will get underway today (Monday, April 11). The opening-day program will be the first of 115 cards of live racing that the track will conduct this season, in a meet that will last until November 29....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #2

April 11, 2016:

"I worked with a guy 45 years ago and he said 'speed will win you the first few races, sonny, but class will win the rest'."...read on

Team Saftic Wins Hockey Tournament

April 11, 2016:

After a tumultuous day of hockey, Mike Saftic and his impeccably drafted team outlasted what was a well-meant Sylvain Filion Frenchmen team in a 3-1 final score to win the annual Horsemen's Hockey Tournament, which took place on Sunday (April 10) at the Cambridge Sports Park....read on

Favourites Deliver In Rideau Features

April 10, 2016:

Trotter Four Starz Speed and pacer Windsun Stetson were the winning favourites in Sunday night's (April 10) co-features at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Weiss Winner Remains Undefeated

April 10, 2016:

Second round action for pacers of both sexes in the Bobby Weiss Series of contests at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono brought some fast times and spirited racing to the Sunday night card....read on

Topcornerterror Tops Preferred Pacers

April 10, 2016:

Topcornerterror closed out Sunday night's harness racing card at Flamboro Downs, winning the featured $7,500 Preferred 3 Pace in winter-like conditions for Canada's top trainer and driver....read on

Panocchio Takes Pompano Open Pace

April 10, 2016:

Track record holder Panocchio, forced to change his usual front-stepping tactics, overcame a first over journey and went on to score a victory -- his 40th lifetime -- in Pompano Park's $11,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night (April 10)....read on

Lifeimittatesart Upsets In Open

April 10, 2016:

Lifeimittatesart defied his 34-1 odds and scored his first Open victory at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino on Sunday afternoon (April 10)....read on

Penn Triumphs In Another Open Trot

April 10, 2016:

Penn did it again! For the fifth time in seven attempts, the six-year-old son of Master Glide captured the $20,000 Open Trot at Miami Valley Raceway on Sunday afternoon (April 10)....read on

Slugfest Wins Saratoga's Open Trot

April 10, 2016:

Slugfest moved his career bankroll to over the half-million dollar mark with a win in Sunday’s feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway....read on

Bruno Saccomani Passes

April 10, 2016:

A memorial ceremony and visitation will be held Saturday in Montreal for Bruno Saccomani, one of four Montreal brothers at the heart of the remarkable story of hall-of-fame trotting stallion Garland Lobell....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #3

April 10, 2016:

I've had many that show up and surprise me training down just so-so, and they do surprise you in a good way and bad way -- I've had both happen -- but when they've got that extra gear they show you that early and he did the same thing, right from the time we were going full miles."...read on

Optimism From Team Intimidate

April 10, 2016:

He hasn’t raced since November and his last win goes back 17 months, but don’t count out Intimidate....read on

Dovuto Hanover Triumphs In Open

April 10, 2016:

Dovuto Hanover charged home in midstretch to nail McArdles Lightning on the wire and take the featured $25,000 Open Handicap Pace by a head Saturday night (April 9) at The Meadowlands. Bushwacker was third....read on

Stars Shine In Levy Series

April 10, 2016:

Yonkers Raceway’s Saturday night brought with it the fourth round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series....read on

Double Olives Prevails In Preferred

April 9, 2016:

Woodbine invader Double Olives prevailed in an exciting four-across finish in Saturday night's featured $10,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Handicap Pace at Flamboro Downs....read on

Fearless Diablo Repeats In Hoosier Invite

April 9, 2016:

Fearless Diablo and driver Trace Tetrick found the winner’s circle for the second consecutive time after turning in a sharp, front-running effort to capture the featured event, a $21,000 Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, April 9....read on

JK Panache Returns To Open Class

April 9, 2016:

JK Panache scored his first Open victory of the season on Saturday night (April 9) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway....read on

War N Munn Wins Youthful Final

April 9, 2016:

War N Munn rallied home off cover to defeat a trio of North America Cup eligible colts in the $39,800 final of the Youthful Series featured on an eventful Saturday night (April 9) at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

'Ron' Keeps Rockin' At Miami Valley

April 9, 2016:

Rockin Ron invaded Miami Valley Raceway Saturday night (April 9) and ran his win streak to eight with an impressive 1:52 victory in the $20,000 Open I Pace....read on


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