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Medication Forums Underway In Ohio

September 29, 2017:

The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) hosted the first of several medication forums on Sept. 26, 2017 at the Riffe Center in Columbus, Ohio....read on

APHRC Seeks Rule Change Feedback

September 29, 2017:

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission is soliciting suggestions for changes to the APHRC Rules that would form potential amendments in 2018....read on

Research Focused On Equine Health

September 29, 2017:

Dr. Janet Beeler Marfisi has always had an interest in equine health, as her father owned Standardbred racehorses giving her plenty of exposure to horses from a young age....read on

Well-Bred Filly Seeks Form Reversal

September 29, 2017:

Lima Oh So Sweet, a new member of the Murray Brethour stable, will look for a change of fortune in her local debut at Kawartha Downs tomorrow night (September 30), the final race card of the Fraserville, Ontario’s 2017 racing season....read on

Chloris Heenan Passes

September 29, 2017:

After a brief illness, longtime owner and harness racing fan Chloris 'Pug' Heenan of Cobourg, Ont. passed away at Northumberland Hills Hospital on September 27, 2017 at the age of 100....read on

Bonnie Zubrod Passes

September 29, 2017:

Bonnie Jean Zubrod, 89, of Louisville, Ky., passed away with her family by her side Thursday, Sept. 28....read on

Star Sophomores Set For Bluegrass

September 29, 2017:

Ariana G starts from post two in the second of three divisions of the $183,900 Cantab Hall Bluegrass Three-Year-Old Filly Trot, sponsored by Hanover Shoe Farms and Brittany Farms....read on

Half-Blind Horse Worth The Risk

September 29, 2017:

"I didn’t have $2 to my name so I was willing to take a shot on just about anything. You miss 100 per cent of the shots you don’t take. This shot has obviously worked out."...read on

Monster Carryover At Mohawk

September 28, 2017:

A massive carryover in excess of $764,000 will be find its way into the Friday evening card at Mohawk Racetrack after multiple winning tickets were sold on the popular wager during Thursday evening’s program at the Campbellville, Ont. oval....read on

High-5 Carryover Climbing At Hoosier

September 28, 2017:

With the heavy betting favourite finishing off the ticket in Thursday’s Hoosier High-5 wager, a $7,947.05 carryover will kick-start the Hoosier High-5 pool on the 14-race card at Hoosier Park on Friday, September 29....read on

You Know You Do Big In Bluegrass

September 28, 2017:

Brushing to the lead after the half, Jimmy Takter-trainee You Know You Do cruised to a two-and-three-quarter length victory to take the first of five divisions of the $366,000 Bluegrass Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot....read on

Hugh Hefner N A Hunch Play At Yonkers

September 28, 2017:

Turns out the reports of Hugh Hefner’s death were greatly exaggerated....read on

Campbell Remains Hot In Charlottetown

September 28, 2017:

There is no catching Marc Campbell in the 2017 driving standings at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

‘Peach’ Goes Pillar To Post

September 28, 2017:

Robert Shepherd put the pedal to the metal with Saulsbrook Peach in Thursday’s $7,500 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers, and the gelding rolled to an easy victory in 1:53.2....read on

Saratoga Main Event To Scarey Karie

September 28, 2017:

Phil Fluet had a big day on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel, as the veteran trainer/driver had a win and a second in the co-featured trotting races on the matinee card....read on

Plainridge Open To Winding Hill

September 28, 2017:

Despite a short field and a co-favourite’s break, Winding Hill had his hooves-full capturing the $14,000 Open Handicap Trot at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon....read on

Upsets In Amateur Events At Monticello

September 28, 2017:

It was bombs away in the NAADA trots at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon when both winners ,each starting from the seven-hole, sparked exorbitant payoffs....read on

$1,400 Online Pick 8 Contest Open

September 28, 2017:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club, in partnership with the Ontario Sires Stakes Program (OSS) features the first of two Pick 8 Online Handicapping Contests with over $3,000 in total prize money up for grabs!...read on

Easy Lover Hanover Looks To Step Up

September 28, 2017:

"The work that we’ve put into him, and the work he’s had to do to race, has certainly stuck to him; it has not set him back one inch. That gives me the feeling that maybe down the road he could be a division one aged horse."...read on

Can Manchego Make It Nine Straight?

September 28, 2017:

Yannick Gingras is no stranger to driving successful filly trotters. In the past six years alone, the list of such horses includes Maven, Mission Brief, Lifetime Pursuit, All The Time and Ariana G. And now there is Manchego....read on

Tax Proposals Discussed In Ottawa

September 28, 2017:

As a voting associate board member, Standardbred Canada has been working with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and is providing feedback to CFA as it pertains to the taxation proposals....read on

Trainers On Grassroots Hopefuls

September 28, 2017:

A total of $400,000 is up for grabs in Saturday’s Grassroots Championships at Mohawk Racetrack and in four of the division finals one of Ontario’s leading trainers will take aim at the top prize with a squadron of talent....read on

Holloway Freshmen Headline Bluegrass

September 28, 2017:

Trainer Joe Holloway sends two of the top freshmen pacers this season, Closing Statement and Rainbow Room, to compete in the $302,000 Bluegrass Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace and $262,700 Bluegrass Two-Year-Old Filly Pace respectively on Saturday, September 30....read on

USHWA Launches New Website

September 28, 2017:

The United States Harness Writers Association has announced its new website is now up and running....read on

Yonkers October Schedule Reminders

September 28, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway is offering this reminder about some changes to its October live racing schedule....read on

Stranded Purse Distribution Update

September 28, 2017:

As part of the plan to distribute $2.5 million in stranded Standardbred purse funds, Ontario Racing (OR) is pleased to announce that the 8.9 percent increase over 12 months to all Ontario Signature Standardbred race cards -- as well as Rideau Carleton Raceway -- will commence on October 1....read on

Harness Racing In Virtual Reality

September 28, 2017:

Fans and newcomers will now be able to sit in the sulky in a live harness race and see, hear, and feel the heart-pounding excitement of driving a Standardbred horse in a race in a virtual reality setting....read on

Harness Racing Families Honoured

September 28, 2017:

The Atlantic Breeders Crown Host Committee is pleased to announce the four Atlantic Canadian harness racing families who will be recognized for their longstanding contributions to the industry during the upcoming Atlantic Breeders Crown weekend at Red Shores Charlottetown....read on

Records Galore For On A Sunny Day; Grand River Closes Meet

September 27, 2017:

In what was the final race of the 2017 meet at Grand River Raceway, On A Sunny Day ($3.30) lived up to favoured billing in the $125,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold event for three-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday (September 27) evening....read on

Miss Irish Rose A Captures US Debut

September 27, 2017:

Aussie invader Miss Irish Rose A, who was privately purchased from Down Under on August 23 by Larry Stalbaum, made her North American debut a winning one by taking the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (September 27) as heavy downpours moved through the area....read on

Freshman Stakes Prelims At Harrington

September 27, 2017:

Four $20,000 divisions for the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for two-year-old trotters went postward Wednesday (September 27) at Harrington Raceway....read on

Amateurs Plan Vets Driving Challenge

September 27, 2017:

On Friday, November 10, America will commemorate the valiant services of members of our armed forces with pageantry, speeches, parades, and other various celebrations. But on the previous day, November 9, two local amateur clubs are planning an amateur driving challenge at Monticello Raceway as an impetus to raise money for the local veterans’ food banks....read on

Temple Ruins, 'Sianna' Win Keystone

September 27, 2017:

While one occasionally sees a Standardbred race without shoes, the barefoot look may become a trend following the success of Temple Ruins and Sianna Hanover in Wednesday’s (September 27) $93,298 Keystone Classic at The Meadows....read on

Marion Marauder To Represent Canada

September 27, 2017:

Canada's representative for the 2017 International Trot has been confirmed, and Trot Insider has learned that the representative is virtually trotting 'royalty'....read on

‘Post Time’ Preview

September 27, 2017:

Officials with ‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ have released a preview of the next episode of the show....read on

Miller On His Red Mile Drives

September 27, 2017:

“It’s a big, fast track; that’s my favourite part about it (the Red Mile). It’s such a fun track. You can kind of come from all over the place. The trip really matters, the pace really matters. It’s just a lot of fun.”...read on

Pair Of Maritimes Pacers Retired

September 27, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that a couple of well known horses that perform on the Maritimes circuit have recently been retired from the racetrack....read on

Kawartha Season Ending In Style

September 27, 2017:

The 2017 racing season at Kawartha Downs, one of the most successful ever in terms of handle and attendance, will come to a close this Saturday (September 30) and will go out in style....read on

Illinois Doles Out 2018 Race Dates

September 27, 2017:

The Illinois Racing Board has approved the Standardbred race dates for the 2018 season in the state....read on

Blue Chip Yearling Videos Now Online

September 27, 2017:

Officials with Blue Chip Farms have announced that Blue Chip’s 2017 yearling videos for the Harrisburg Yearling Sale are now available online....read on

Meeting Scheduled To Help Horses

September 27, 2017:

It has been announced that a meeting will take place next week, and the topic of discussion will be about how to address the issues facing Standardbred after their careers on the racetrack are over....read on

Manchego Looking To Extend Streak

September 27, 2017:

Jimmy Takter trainee Manchego will be searching for her ninth consecutive win in the last of five $66,000 divisions of the Bluegrass Two-Year-Old Filly Trot that will take place this Friday (September 29) at the Red Mile....read on

New Medication, Testing Rules In PA

September 27, 2017:

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding has announced that aggressive new regulations instituted by the state Horse Racing Commission are proving effective in strengthening the integrity of the state’s equine racing industry....read on

‘Kaboom’ Looking To Cop Feature

September 27, 2017:

Elm Grove Kaboom will try to deliver on his morning line promise in the Thursday evening feature at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park with Prince Edward Island's leading driver in the race bike....read on

New Hearing For Driver Banned 2.5 Years

September 27, 2017:

A harness driver that was recently handed a two-and-a-half-year suspension due to an aggressive steer aboard a 10-1 shot has been granted a new hearing....read on

Pro-Racing US Tax Rules Update

September 27, 2017:

This week, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it will formally adopt modernized regulations regarding the withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel proceeds....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

September 27, 2017:

The publicity department for the Grand Circuit has sent out its weekly recap and preview of Grand Circuit races....read on

Oh, How Sweet It Is

September 27, 2017:

For driver Louis-Philippe Roy, victory in Saturday's Shes A Great Lady final at Mohawk Racetrack with 40-1 shot Youaremycandygirl was especially sweet....read on

Zoom Photos Due Friday!

September 27, 2017:

Friday is your last chance to get in on the action! Over the past five months the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club has received many great photos for the Zoom Photography Challenge....read on

Hoosier Hosts Community Night

September 27, 2017:

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, in partnership with the Harness Horse Youth Foundation and the Anderson School Corporation, will host a series of field trips for the fourth grade students in Madison County on Wednesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 28....read on


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