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Twisted Pretzel Tastes Open Victory

June 11, 2017:

Twisted Pretzel, by Crazed, won his first career Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday afternoon....read on

No Time For Talkin Is Business At Clinton

June 11, 2017:

The Floyd Amos-trained and Ryan Holliday-driven No Time For Talkin ($8.50) only had time for winning Sunday (June 11) at Clinton Raceway, as the four-year-old Well Said mare captured the $4,100 featured dash (Race 9) in 1:59.3 during the afternoon card....read on

Longshot Rocks Dresden

June 11, 2017:

After having been sent away as the longest shot on the board in Race 9, the Darell Vleeming-trained and Tyler Borth-driven Michelles Hattrick ($92.40) rocked the tote board Sunday (June 11) at Dresden Raceway, as the four-year-old Mach Three mare closed for a one-length victory in 2:01.2....read on

Goliath Reigns At Truro Sunday

June 11, 2017:

The Dawn Ellis Abbott-trained and Todd Trites-driven Goliath Reigns ($3.90) was mammoth in Truro Raceway’s featured $1,575 Winners Over pace on Sunday (June 11). The favoured nine-year-old Goliath Bayama gelding went gate-to-wire and recorded a 1:56.2 win by more than nine lengths....read on

Intended Royalty Wins At Inverness

June 11, 2017:

The Randy Copley-trained and Walter Walker-driven Intended Royalty ($2.50) captured Inverness Raceway’s $1,100 top-class event on Sunday (June 11) with a 1:59.4, gate-to-wire victory while racing as the heavy favourite....read on

Marion Marauder Solid In 2017 Debut

June 11, 2017:

Trotting Triple Crown winner Marion Marauder made his aged pari-mutuel debut on Sunday (June 11) at Tioga Downs, and he did so in fine fashion, as the O’Brien Award winner triumphed in his $50,000 third-leg division of the Graduate Series....read on

Clouthier Book Signing On ‘Cup’ Night

June 11, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that former Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association Executive Director Hec Clouthier will be making a special appearance at Mohawk Racetrack on Pepsi North America Cup Night, Saturday, June 17....read on

Optimism In Ottawa Area

June 11, 2017:

It was announced roughly one month ago that ‘HR Ottawa, LP,’ comprised of Hard Rock International and Rideau Carleton Raceway, had been selected to transform the harness raceway into Hard Rock Casino Ottawa. A multimillion-dollar investment has been proposed for the track, and area horsepeople are happy....read on

Ok Heavenly Prevails In Hawthorne Open

June 11, 2017:

OK Heavenly prevailed by a neck in the featured $15,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace on Saturday evening (June 10) at Hawthorne Race Course....read on

'Susie' Earns Another Aces Record

June 11, 2017:

The featured event on the Saturday night (June 10) harness racing program at Running Aces was the $10,000 Open Handicap Trot and My Little Susie stole the show by storming down the center of the track to get home first in the top trot and establish a new track record of 1:55 for four-year-old mares....read on

Settlemoir Scores In Saratoga Open

June 11, 2017:

Settlemoir went coast to coast in the Saturday (June 10) feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Fireyourguns Back To Winning Ways

June 11, 2017:

Fireyourguns had just two starts to begin his 2017 season and in both attempts, well, he fired blanks. But in Buffalo Raceway's $9,000 Open II Pace on Saturday night (June 10), Fireyourguns had a full arsenal and easily gunned down the field in 1:53 over the fast track....read on

Campbell Trainees Streak Into Finals

June 11, 2017:

Three-year-old pacing fillies and colts were in the spotlight at Red Shores at Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday (June 10) as eliminations were held for the pair of Maritime Breeders Stakes divisions....read on

Bella Palazzo Defies Her Odds Again

June 11, 2017:

Bella Palazzo ($38.60) pulled off a Preferred 2 upset for the second week in a row, this time winning Georgian Downs' $11,000 trotting feature on Saturday night (June 10)....read on

Odds On Equuleus Wins Back-To-Back

June 11, 2017:

Summerlike conditions greeted fans at The Meadowlands on Saturday evening (June 10), with temperatures in the low 80's bringing out a large crowd for the annual Beerfest and Battle of the Burgers....read on

Mini Mania At Kawartha Downs

June 11, 2017:

A fantastic crowd was on hand on a perfect Saturday evening at Kawartha Downs to watch the adorable miniature horses perform in two races in addition to the regular card of Standardbred racing....read on

Barn Bella Breaks Her Record Again

June 11, 2017:

Barn Bella ($3.60) broke the three-year-old trotting filly track record again at Tioga Downs with a victory in the $12,000 Open Trot on Saturday night (June 10)....read on

Trotting Colts Shine In Sire Stakes

June 11, 2017:

There were no repeat winners in the second preliminary leg of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action for three-year-old trotting colts on Saturday night (June 10) at Mohegan Sun Pocono, but three 'new shooters' thrust themselves into the upper reaches of the divisional rankings with impressive successes....read on

Crazy Wow Sets Track Record

June 10, 2017:

Crazy Wow turned in a 1:52 track record performance to win the $200,000 Charlie Hill Memorial Trot at Scioto Downs on Saturday night (June 10) for driver Chris Page and trainer Ron Burke....read on

North America Cup Elims Complete

June 10, 2017:

Eliminations for next Saturday's mega-stakes card continued on June 10 at Mohawk Racetrack, including three eliminations for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Glassine Hanover Fastest In PASS

June 10, 2017:

Glassine Hanover opened a sizable lead, then held on late to score in 1:52.3, the fastest division in Saturday’s Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows....read on

Surrealist Solid At Northside

June 10, 2017:

If there's one thing Surrealist has done in the last year at tracks across Nova Scotia, it's win races against the best in the province....read on

Fall Bliss Rebounds At EPR

June 10, 2017:

After seeing a three-race win streak snapped a week ago, Fall Bliss started on a new one by virtue of victory in the Saturday feature at Exhibition Park Raceway....read on

Celebration Of The Horse At Kawartha

June 10, 2017:

Tonight (June 10) is Kawartha Downs’ annual Celebration of the Horse night with lots of fun activities and events for the whole family....read on

Quebec-Bred Finals Sunday At 3R

June 10, 2017:

The spotlight will be on two top pacers this Sunday at Hippodrome 3R as Half A Billion and HP Sissy are the respective favourites in their $30,000 Finals of the Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-olds....read on

Marion Marauder Ready To Rock

June 10, 2017:

"He does his work, but when we brought him to Mohawk to go fast miles you could see his demeanor change -- he knew what was coming and he was excited about it."...read on

MacIntosh, Takter Rookies Impress

June 10, 2017:

Both Mohawk Racetrack and The Meadowlands carded solid slates of baby races on Saturday morning with trainers Blake MacIntosh and Jimmy Takter each sending out a handful of winners....read on

SC Rewind: The Story Of Ben Boy (1/2)

June 10, 2017:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls one of the first great trotting colts to emerge in Canada....read on

Australia Delays Whip Ban

June 10, 2017:

The Executive of Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has reaffirmed its commitment to the removal of the use of whips in harness racing, but announced this week it would not implement such rules by the previously-stated September 1 date....read on

Kleinhans Wins Big M Billings Race

June 10, 2017:

Now in its 36th season, harness racing’s greatest travelling sideshow, the C.K.G. Billings Amateur Driving Series, moved on to the mile track at The Meadowlands on Friday, June 9 for a contest in the series eastern region and, when the judges posted the results of that race, Peter “Enough Talk” Kleinhans emerged victorious with Toss Cartwright in 1:56.2....read on

'Empire' Elims To Bills Man, Devious Man

June 10, 2017:

Vernon Downs hosted the Empire Breeders Classic eliminations for three-year-old trotting colts on Friday night (June 9) in addition to three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for sophomore pacing fillies....read on

Were Rolling Upsets In Preferred Trot

June 10, 2017:

Twelve-year-old trotter Were Rolling pulled off an 11-1 upset victory defeating the 4-5 favourite in the $7,500 Preferred 3 at Grand River Raceway on Friday night (June 9)....read on

Speed Galore In Ohio Sires Stakes

June 10, 2017:

Speed was all the rage in a quartet of Ohio Sires Stakes (OHSS) for three-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night, June 9 at Scioto Downs....read on

Annunziata Distaffers Hot In New York

June 10, 2017:

Betabcool N scored her first win in the local Fillies and Mares Open Handicap at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Friday night (June 9)....read on

Narcian Jewel Wins Tioga Mares Open

June 9, 2017:

Narcian Jewel ($12) and driver Mike Merton won the $9,000 Fillies and Mares Open II Pace on Friday night (June 9) at Tioga Downs....read on

Pair Of Opens Featured At Hawthorne

June 9, 2017:

Open pacers were featured on the 12-race Friday evening (June 9) card at Hawthorne Race Course in races two and 10....read on

B Yoyo Equals World Record

June 9, 2017:

The purse was only $20,000 and beforehand, most would not have guessed the race would be especially memorable, but Joe Bongiorno and trotter B Yoyo made sure nobody would ever forget the sixth race at The Meadowlands on Friday night (June 9)....read on

Accident Mars Hoosier's Friday Card

June 9, 2017:

During the 10th race at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 9, an incident occurred approaching the final turn involving several horses and drivers. A major spill took place when Onedin Mach N, driven by Andy Shetler, appeared to take a bad step while racing down the backstretch in second-place....read on

Studio City Wins Again At Buffalo

June 9, 2017:

It's been all or nothing for Studio City this season as the eight-year-old gelding either wins or is out of the money....read on

Sulky Reported Missing At Grand River

June 9, 2017:

A silver Telstar ‎bike has been reported missing at Grand River Raceway on Friday, June 9....read on

Armbro Flight, Goodtimes Fields Set

June 9, 2017:

The fields are set for the finals of the Armbro Flight Stakes and Goodtimes Trot, which will be part of Pepsi North America Cup Night next Saturday, June 17....read on

Diamond Creek Open House A Success

June 9, 2017:

Diamond Creek Farm held its third annual Open House on June 3 at its Wellsville, Pennsylvania location....read on

Filled-Out Filly Roaring To Go

June 9, 2017:

"I tell everyone she looks just like [Jennifer Lopez]. She has all the curves in the right places as she really filled out her frame. She has that nice big chest now and that well-rounded butt. She just looks great and she has always had such a terrific attitude."...read on

Narragansett, Mando Fun Set To Tussle

June 9, 2017:

A tight-knit group of aged pacers will contest the Sunday afternoon feature pace at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Maritime Breeders Elims Set

June 9, 2017:

Maritime Breeders eliminations take centre stage Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as the best and brightest three-year-old pacers in Atlantic Canada converge on the capital oval....read on

Kathy Thomas Passes

June 9, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Standardbred industry participant Kathy Thomas passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 5, 2017 after a battle with brain cancer....read on

Big M Offers Big Fun On Belmont Day

June 9, 2017:

Saturday, June 10 is Belmont Stakes Day and the action runs early to late at The Meadowlands. Come and enjoy the thrills of the finest thoroughbreds battling it out for big money on the giant outdoor screen with all the convenience and none of the traffic or travel woes. The gates open at 10:30 a.m. to accommodate Belmont Park's first race post time of 11:35....read on

Sweet Queen Cole Favoured At Dresden

June 9, 2017:

Sweet Queen Cole is the morning line favourite in Sunday’s Little Saratoga Cup at Dresden Raceway....read on

Stars Set To Invade Tioga Sunday

June 9, 2017:

The Graduate Series makes a stop at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 11) for the third and last preliminary leg leading up to the $250,000e finals on July 8 at The Meadowlands....read on

New GM At Kawartha Downs

June 9, 2017:

With the recent changes at Kawartha Downs, the track has hired a new General Manager to oversee operations....read on


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