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Quality Abounds In Sire Stakes Leg

July 16, 2016:

There's not a lot of quantity when the New York Sire Stakes for the three-year-old trotting fillies rolls into Buffalo Raceway on Sunday afternoon (July 17) but there is definitely some good quality....read on

SC Rewind: 100 Years At Greenwood

July 16, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith turns the calendar back to 1975 when Greenwood Raceway -- sometimes referred to as "The Downtown Track" -- celebrated its 100th Birthday. He traces the track's founding and early history with much of the emphasis on the years when harness racing was held there. A number of old and interesting photographs are displayed....read on

Bring A Friend Rolls Into Saturday

July 16, 2016:

Bring A Friend rolls into Saturday at three Ontario tracks including Hiawatha Horse Park, Hanover Raceway and Mohawk Racetrack. Each track has organized a fun-filled evening to provide race fans and guests with an unforgettable racing experience!...read on

Owner Savours 'Sweet' Stakes Win

July 16, 2016:

Dale Sweet has been a Standardbred owner for more than four decades, with a penchant for the trotting gait. The 70-year-old Toledo, Ohio resident was in the Scioto Downs winner’s circle on July 15 to celebrate his Ohio Sires Stakes third-leg winner Overdressed, who bested nine rivals in 1:56.3....read on

McClure Dominates At Grand River

July 16, 2016:

Bob McClure extended his lead in the driver standings at Grand River Raceway with victories in half of Bring A Friend Night's harness races on Friday, July 15 in Elora, Ont....read on

Freshmen Star In NJ Stakes Finals

July 16, 2016:

On a program that featured four $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals for two-year-olds, Every Way Out and Ariana G stood out as the dominant winners at The Meadowlands on Friday night (July 15)....read on

Silverinyourpocket Shines In Grassroots

July 16, 2016:

On Friday evening (July 15), the two-year-old pacing colts made their second Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots start at Mohawk Racetrack and Silverinyourpocket made the most of his second tour around the Campbellville oval....read on

Bartlett Sweeps NY Sire Stakes

July 15, 2016:

Jason Bartlett won five races Friday night, including both halves of Yonkers Raceway equally-divided $167,874 New York Sire Stakes Art Watson Pace for three-year-old fillies....read on

'Snowstorm' Equals PA Stakes Record

July 15, 2016:

Snowstorm Hanover matched the stakes record when he stormed through the slop and scored in 1:56 in Friday’s Pennsylvania Sires Stakes action at The Meadows....read on

Parkhill Horton Prevails In Miracle Mile

July 15, 2016:

Parkhill Horton ($12.20) made full use of a pocket trip en route to his 1:56 triumph in Friday (July 15) evening's top-level $6,500 Miracle Mile Trot at Vernon Downs, pushing to the fore in mid-stretch and drawing clear to evade a pair of late challengers....read on

Border Battle Set For Legion Day

July 15, 2016:

Sunday's eighth race at Dresden Raceway will be a battle of epic proportions as Michigan-owned and bred Barbies Belle and Ontario-owned and bred Isitfridayyet will square off....read on

All Charged Up Strikes From Pocket

July 15, 2016:

The J P Stables' All Charged Up ($6.50) took full advantage of a clear pocket trip in Friday (July 15) evening's featured $11,000 Mares Open 1 Pace at Tioga Downs, reeling in pacesetter K Js Caroline in the last yards of a 1:53.1 mile....read on

So Nice Scores In Saratoga Open

July 15, 2016:

So Nice pulled off the mild upset in Friday’s feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Amber Buter-trained mare recorded her fifth win on the season and it came in the $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open as she parlayed her pocket ride to victory....read on

Seven Straight For All About Madi

July 15, 2016:

All About Madi continued her winning crusade in Friday night's Atlantic Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies at Red Shores Summerside as she earned her seventh straight victory in front-end fashion....read on

Red Clay Responds Late To Take Open

July 15, 2016:

Red Clay wasn't asked to do much for more than three-quarters of the mile, but when driver Shawn McDonough called on him to go to work, he responded in a big way and captured the $10,000 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night (July 15)....read on

A Colt That Can Go The Distance

July 15, 2016:

"If he was a stone cold frontrunner I think it’d be terrible. But the fact that my horse likes coming off the pace, it’s good. The further he goes in the mile, the better he picks up his speed. It’s better suited to me."...read on

Governors Plate Could Be A Dandy

July 15, 2016:

The $22,000 Governor’s Plate is all set for this Saturday (July 16) at Red Shores Summerside on Prince Edward Island, and a couple of speedsters have drawn a couple of the most coveted starting spots on the gate....read on

Baldachino Discusses Supplement

July 15, 2016:

“It really was not a difficult decision to supplement her (Hannelore Hanover). We kept a close eye on the race last week (the Graduate Series final) and felt none of the colts stood out over her. She has been simply terrific this year and has done everything so easily without even being really asked.”...read on

Robert ‘Bob’ Goth Passes

July 15, 2016:

Robert ‘Bob’ Goth, 62, of Muncie, Ind., passed away on Wednesday, July 13....read on

Stronach Looks To Grow S-Bred Racing

July 15, 2016:

It was announced earlier this week that the Stronach Group’s purchase of Rosecroft Raceway has been approved. Via press release, the Stronach Group has also said that it intends to grow Standardbred racing....read on

Sears Discusses Control The Moment

July 15, 2016:

Brian Sears has commented on Control The Moment’s big closing effort in the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace elimination and has also discussed this weekend’s $732,050 final at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Champion Returns To 3R

July 15, 2016:

Former Quebec Sires Stakes star Maxou will revisit the scene of one of his past glories Sunday, returning to Hippodrome 3R in Trois-Rivières for the first time in more than two decades....read on

Hayter On Memorial Race, Event

July 15, 2016:

“I think (dad) would be pretty proud. He was a humble man. He didn’t look for much fanfare. He didn’t like his name in lights. He just went about his business and he donated to a variety of different causes. Most of the time he did it without his name attached to it… That said, I think he’d be pretty proud of the day and how it’s going to evolve.”...read on

Don Fisher Passes

July 15, 2016:

Don E. Fisher, 60, passed away at The Ohio State University Heart Hospital on Monday, July 11 following a heart attack....read on

Pure Country All Business In Sire Stakes

July 15, 2016:

Three-year-old pacing filly Pure Country was all business on Thursday, July 14 at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The Somebeachsomewhere lass recorded her fourth consecutive win, as she captured her $79,880 division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes....read on

Cardinal, Violet Finals At Hawthorne

July 15, 2016:

Three-year-old trotters were the focus on Thursday evening (July 14) at Hawthorne Race Course. Colts and geldings were featured in the $20,300 Cardinal Stakes, while fillies were featured in the $18,500 Violet Stakes....read on

Out-Of-Competition Rule Revision Efforts

July 15, 2016:

The Model Rules Committee of the ARCI has moved closer to a revision of the Model Rules to facilitate an expansion of out-of-competition testing by forming a subgroup of regulators involving several industry organizations to address what have been identified as deficiencies in a proposal submitted by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium that had widespread at their last meeting....read on

Sports Column Adds Owner

July 15, 2016:

Pacing colt Sports Column has turned heads with his early season performances. Those performances have prompted new ownership on the North American season's leader in advance of his next stakes event this Saturday....read on

Bring A Friend Kicks Off Friday

July 15, 2016:

Grab your friends and get ready to have some fun because Bring A Friend is finally here! Bring A Friend will be taking place this weekend and kicks off tonight in Elora, Ont. at Grand River Raceway....read on

Sophs Splash Around At Mohawk

July 15, 2016:

Three-year-old trotting fillies battled one another – and Mother Nature - in a rain-soaked round of OSS action Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Billings Scores For Verruso And Kenney

July 14, 2016:

Amateur racing is certainly escalating. On Friday, July 14, the amateurs emulated the pros when a group raced during the afternoon at Monticello Raceway and then traveled to Saratoga Raceway for two Eastern Region Billings trots in the evening....read on

Looney Dune Wires Vernon Distaffers

July 14, 2016:

Second choice Looney Dune protected the early lead in a duel with 4-5 favourite Jinxys Delight and sprinted away to a 1:52.1 triumph in Thursday evening's featured $6,500 top-level Miracle Mile Mares Pace at Vernon Downs after rebuffing a second challenge off the far turn....read on

Dayson And Dante Deliver

July 14, 2016:

They won the draws as well as and the hearts and minds of the electorate Thursday night....read on

Whosurwinner The King Of ‘Kensington’

July 14, 2016:

Whosurwinner, under the command of driver Adam Merner, pulled off an upset to win the Kensington Horsemen’s Club Pace Thursday at Red Shores Summerside. The time of the mile was 1:58.4....read on

Amateurs Battle At Mighty M

July 14, 2016:

For the past five weeks at Monticello Raceway Thursdays have featured races driven by amateur drivers. And July 14th was no exception....read on

Saratoga Feature To Kinda Naughty

July 14, 2016:

The betting public was all over Kinda Naughty in Thursday afternoon’s $9,950 feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel, and the Stephen La Belle trainee didn’t disappoint her backers....read on

Taking Over The Race Call

July 14, 2016:

Last Saturday night, Frank Salive, who was the guest announcer at Kawartha Downs, experienced every race caller’s nightmare: no sound....read on

McNair Discusses Sires Stakes Fillies

July 14, 2016:

Trainer Gregg McNair has spoken to the Ontario Sires Stakes’ publicity department about a pair of two-year-old fillies that he is scheduled to race this Sunday (July 17) at Clinton Raceway....read on

Big Win Wouldn’t Surprise Harder

July 14, 2016:

“Because I train her and I like her, I think she can win a big one… She’s a little unnoticed, but she’s been pretty consistent and been a real nice filly.”...read on

Running Aces Announces Pool Guarantee

July 14, 2016:

Officials with Running Aces have announced that the track will offer a $5,000 guarantee for its late Pick-4 pools on Tuesday nights, beginning this coming Tuesday (July 19)....read on

Upcoming Stakes Action At Scioto

July 14, 2016:

Six $40,000 divisions for sophomore trotting and pacing colts are on tap this weekend at Scioto Downs. Three divisions of three-year-old trotting colts will be featured on Friday (July 15) and a trio of pacing divisions will be in the spotlight on Saturday (July 16)....read on

Horseman Faces Long Recovery

July 14, 2016:

The good news is that Don Pleterski is alive. The bad news is that the Thoroughbred trainer suffered substantial injuries on June 26 at the Fort Erie Race Track when he was critically injured by an out of control horse. Now, the Ontario Thoroughbred industry has been urged to step up for one of its own....read on

Charles Bacon Passes

July 14, 2016:

Veteran western New York driver and trainer Charles Bacon passed away recently at the age of 80. He was a regular on the Buffalo Raceway-Batavia Downs circuit for nearly 40 years....read on

Another Classic This Saturday?

July 14, 2016:

“Before the Ben Franklin, I can’t recall seeing as much dialogue on a race in a very, very long time. There was a real buzz all week about that. It started out this week with similar sentiments. Everyone is wondering what’s going to happen in the race?"...read on

David Lancaster Passes

July 14, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that former Standardbred owner and trainer David Samuel Lancaster recently passed away at the age of 69....read on

Maritimes Drivers-Only Meetings

July 14, 2016:

Officials with the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission have informed Trot Insider of upcoming drivers-only meetings at Northside Downs and Inverness Raceway....read on

Monte Race At Ocean Downs Sunday

July 14, 2016:

Race fans attending the races this Sunday evening (July 17) at Ocean Downs will be witnesses to a racing under saddle event that will feature a competitive field of eight trotters vying for a purse of $5,000....read on

Hawthorne $30K Pool Guarantee Thurs.

July 14, 2016:

Officials with Hawthorne Race Course have announced that the track will offer a $30,000 guaranteed pool on tonight’s (Thursday, July 14) Late Pick 5....read on

Adios Entries Due Tuesday, July 19

July 14, 2016:

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino would like to remind trainers and owners that the entry box for eliminations for the $500,000 (est) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids closes Tuesday, July 19, at 9 a.m.

Adios elims, set for Saturday afternoon, July 23, kick off a week of Grand Circuit racing and family-oriented activities, culminating Saturday afternoon, July 30, with the Adios final....read on

Scholarship Awards Winners Announced

July 14, 2016:

Bob MacDougall, the chairman of the co-sponsored SOA of New York/Yonkers Raceway Scholarship Committee, has announced that Johnathan Hallet is the winner of the 2016-2017 Scholarship Award in the amount of $5,000....read on


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