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Call For Hall Of Fame Nominations

January 18, 2016:

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. The public is invited to participate in the nomination of horses and people who have made a significant contribution to Canadian horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2016....read on

Turning Heartache To Joy

January 18, 2016:

“I said, ‘You know what, we’re here, we might as well carry on.’ There’s no point in crawling up in a ball and crying. You got to push through it. It’s like the old saying, ‘You fall off the horse, you get right back on.’”...read on

Wood Continues Humanitarian Work

January 18, 2016:

Trip No. 40 for veteran Dover Downs' horseman and humanitarian Ken Wood is underway....read on

Yonkers, NY Owners Add To Fire Fund

January 17, 2016:

Yonkers Raceway and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York have announced a joint contribution to assist those affected by the Classy Lane barn fire....read on

Four Starz Speed Wins Rideau Feature

January 17, 2016:

As live harness racing resumed at Rideau Carleton Raceway for the first time in 2016 on a snowy Sunday, Jan 17, Four Starz Speed stole the spotlight with his late-mile heroics in the featured $6,950 Winners Over Handicap Trot....read on

Bluehourpower Triples At Pompano

January 17, 2016:

Bluehourpower scored a three-peat victory in Pompano Park's $12,500 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night, covering the mile in 1:50.3 for Ricky Macomber Jr....read on

'Nashty' Wins Another Preferred

January 17, 2016:

For the second week in a row, A Nashty Business reeled in the race leader to post a Preferred victory on the Sunday program of harness racing at Flamboro Downs....read on

Special T Rocks Headlines Dover Card

January 17, 2016:

Veteran pacer Special T Rocks returned to the winner’s circle following a 1:51.3 victory in the Sunday feature race, after an early light snow shower over a ‘good’ track at Dover Downs on Jan. 17....read on

Not Afraid Repeats In Open Trot

January 17, 2016:

Not Afraid (Dan Dube, $5.50) held off Red Hot Herbie (Brian Sears) in a two-speed number Sunday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $32,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Allards, Hawthorne Lead Fundraiser

January 17, 2016:

Although they may be newcomers to Chicago racing fans, driver Simon Allard and brother/trainer Rene Allard are clearly in the hearts and minds of the local brethren after joining forces with Hawthorne Race Course to spearhead a fundraising drive to help those whose lives were devastated by the tragic barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre in Canada on January 4....read on

'Superfecta' Of Carryovers At Pompano

January 17, 2016:

With even the most astute handicappers unable to solve four of the wagering options on the betting buffet at Pompano Park on Saturday night, the track has carryovers on their Pentafecta fourth, the Pick-5, the Pick-4 and the Super Hi-5 finale....read on

Sylvain Filion: In Elite Company

January 17, 2016:

Sylvain Filion may have one of the most prominent last names in Canadian harness racing, but his successes -- both on and off the track -- have certainly been earned....read on / continuer à lire

O'Sullivan Pupil Wins Yonkers Open

January 17, 2016:

Canadian-owned Aslan (Brian Sears, $6.30) was there when it counted Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $32,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Bushwacker Triples At Meadowlands

January 17, 2016:

After making two separate moves in the first three-eighths of Saturday (Jan. 16) evening's $25,000 Open Handicap Pace at the Meadowlands Racetrack, Henderson Farms' Bushwacker ($2.80) held sway for his third consecutive top-level win in New Jersey....read on

Diamond Cowboy Prevails In Open

January 16, 2016:

The longest stretch on a half-mile track in the United States and a pacer with a form that shows a big-time closing kick were the perfect recipe for trainer/driver Shawn Gray in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Pace on Saturday evening (Jan. 16)....read on

Best Risque Continues Open Streak

January 16, 2016:

Best Risque overcame her outside post assignment with a wide-sweeping move early on and she went on to win the $2,350 Mares Open Handicap Pace for the fourth week in a row at Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 16)....read on

Betit To Getit Triumphs In Preferred

January 16, 2016:

Betit To Getit overtook slight favourite Ms Mac N Cheese down the backstretch and then held off that rival down the stretch to win the $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred Pace on Saturday night (Jan. 16) at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Concert Raises Funds For Fire Victims

January 16, 2016:

On Thursday evening, January 14 a group of musicians got together at the Alexandria, Virginia Moose Lodge and staged a three hour concert to raise money for the horsemen and women of Classy Lane Training Centre who had lost their horses and equipment in the January 4 fire....read on

Raffle To Benefit Classy Lane Fire Fund

January 16, 2016:

The Woodbine/Mohawk Race Office will be hosting a raffle for a Samsung television prize package this month, with proceeds to be donated to the Classy Lane Barn Fire Fund....read on

Doctor RJ Rallies For Feature Win

January 16, 2016:

Moving three-wide through the final turn, Doctor RJ zipped through the sloppy stretch and scored an 8-1 upset victory in Saturday’s $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows....read on

SC Rewind: Reverend At The Reins

January 16, 2016:

In this week's Rewind which has a Maritime flavour, Robert Smith relates a rather unusual story of an unlikely combination of professions: one being a breeder, owner and trainer of harness horses....read on

Racing's Ambassador Of The Year

January 16, 2016:

There’s no doubt about it: there are many great Ambassadors in Canadian harness racing! We want to hear from you on who you think should be our I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Ambassador of the Year for 2015....read on

American Girl Is Top Doll In Distaff Pace

January 16, 2016:

Despite a four-week respite from the racing wars, American Girl came all dolled up for the $20,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night (Jan. 15) and came away with a narrow victory over a 'sloppy' track....read on

Opens To Can Do, Detroit Rapper

January 15, 2016:

After stinging Opulent Yankee and Uva Hanover through a :26.4 initial quarter, Can Do ($31.20) emerged from traffic in the final eighth of Friday (Jan. 15) night's $25,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot, vaulting around a weakening pace for a 14-1 upset on an evening where favourites tasted defeat in the first nine events....read on

Delaware Award Winners Honoured

January 15, 2016:

A festive group of around 300 -- horsemen, legislators and friends of harness racing -- turned out on Friday, Jan. 15 for the 19th annual Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) Awards Dinner at Modern Maturity in Dover, Delaware....read on

Secrets Out N Wins Mares Preferred

January 15, 2016:

Favoured Secrets Out N (Brian Sears, $2.90) was both patient and punctual Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $24,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace....read on

Lutetium Wins Buffalo Opener

January 15, 2016:

Buffalo Raceway re-opened its doors after a six-month hiatus Friday night (Jan. 15) and Lutetium showed he hasn't lost his knack in finding his way around the track during that time....read on

Repeat Winners In Snowshoe Series

January 15, 2016:

Round one winners Shades Of Bay and Rafa delivered as the overwhelming favourites in Friday night's second leg of the Snowshoe Series at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Three New Inductees To Living Hall

January 15, 2016:

The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2016 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame....read on

Horseman Wins $1M In Powerball

January 15, 2016:

There is a brand new millionaire in the midst of the North American harness racing industry. The millionaire status wasn’t achieved after a string of stakes scores, but after a lucky combination of numbers in the recent Powerball craze paid out a seven-figure sum. Although, the life-changing piece of luck almost slipped away, literally....read on

Meadows Horsemen Donate To Victims

January 15, 2016:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association has announced a $6,000 donation to the victims of the Classy Lane Training Centre fire....read on

Full Circle Enrollment Now Online

January 15, 2016:

United States Trotting Association members with an online services account can now enroll horses in the Full Circle Program via their account....read on

Go Golfing, Add New Racehorse

January 15, 2016:

What can you expect to get during an afternoon on the golf course? Some sun, some frustration – maybe a birdie or two. Horseman or not, you usually don’t leave the course with a new racehorse in your barn....read on

Carsey, Crawfords To Be Honoured

January 15, 2016:

The generosity and good will of Breana Carsey, the Indiana pre-teen featured on the CBS Evening News, as well as Michelle and Albert Crawford of Crawford Farms, NY, have earned them both the honour of a United States Harness Writers Association’s President’s Award....read on

Yonkers Has $3K Carryover Into Friday

January 15, 2016:

A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Friday night’s (January 15) Pick 5 wager begins with a tidy carryover of $3,068.20....read on

Win Streaks On The Line At Red Shores

January 15, 2016:

Best Risque will try to extend her winning streak to four in the Saturday afternoon feature at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Bushwacker Favoured In Open Handicap

January 15, 2016:

Following a gritty 1:49.3 triumph in last week's $25,000 Open Pace, Henderson Farms' Bushwacker will be seeking his third straight top-level victory at the Meadowlands Racetrack this Saturday. If he is able to get the job done, the win will mark his fifth from his last six starts....read on

Rideau’s Main Track Closed Saturday

January 15, 2016:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have informed Trot Insider that the main track will be closed for training on Saturday (January 16)....read on

Thursday Barn Fire Claims 12 Horses

January 15, 2016:

Reports indicate a barn fire just outside Mount Forest, Ont. claimed the lives of at least 12 Arabian horses on Thursday night....read on

Mepivacaine Elimination Reviewed

January 15, 2016:

As part of an internal review, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency CPMA recently completed a study with respect to the elimination guidance in the 2011 Schedule of Drugs booklet for mepivacaine....read on

The Final Chapter In God's Stable

January 15, 2016:

The final chapter in harness racing’s season-long, good news story -- The Stable That God Loves -- was written into the record book at season’s end on a spectacular high note....read on

Blizzard Sequel In The Books

January 14, 2016:

Bad As Leader was a repeat winner, while a pair of fresh faces visited the winner’s circle in Thursday’s second leg of the Blizzard Series at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Freehold To Support Barn Fire Victims

January 14, 2016:

Freehold Raceway management, horsemen, and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey are combining forces Monday, January 18, 2016 to support the horsemen involved in the fire at Classy Lane Training Centre....read on

Simpson Revamped, Moved Back To PA

January 14, 2016:

The John Simpson Memorial Stakes for colts and fillies will undergo several changes in 2016, as the races return to the Pennsylvania after a successful five-year-run at the Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs....read on

2016 Ontario Sires Stakes Schedule

January 14, 2016:

Ontario Sires Stakes officials have unveiled the 2016 OSS schedule, but have conveyed that it may be subject to change....read on

Reflecting On A Difference Maker

January 14, 2016:

The opening leg of the Lonnie Beck Series will be the feature this Saturday (January 16) at Cal Expo. The series is named for the late owner/breeder who was such a major influence in California harness racing, and one of his trainers has taken the time to reflected on him....read on

Atlantic Stallion Registrations Due

January 14, 2016:

The ASBA would like to remind stallion owners and lessees that the deadline to register a stallion with the Atlantic Sires Stakes program for the 2016 breeding season, without paying a late fee, is January 31....read on

A Look Back At Brett's Banner Year

January 14, 2016:

The 2015 season gave driver Brett Miller a number of firsts, including his first Hambletonian drive and first Breeders Crown trophy....read on

The Experience Of A Generation

January 14, 2016:

"When done right, horse racing is the ultimate experience. At the same time that casino executives scratch their heads looking for the answer to their problems, it sits under their noses, at the track"....read on

Buffalo Raceway To Try Again Friday

January 14, 2016:

The only winner at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night was Mother Nature, as heavy lake-effect snow wiped out the scheduled 11-race opening card....read on


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