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Open Trot To Prairie Fortune

February 28, 2017:

Prairie Fortune, driven by John MacDonald, took top honours in Pompano Park’s $12,000 Open 1 Trot on Monday night (February 27), as he scored the handy win in 1:53.3, just one tick off of his career mark....read on

Award Winner In Her Elements

February 28, 2017:

Standing in the same stall where her father used to reside, Tajmeallover is dominating the competition just like Mom and Dad did. As she continues to pick up wins, there’s no telling the limits of her amazing run of success...read on

Shippen Out Perfect In Preferred

February 27, 2017:

A bulky field of nine tackled the $8,500 Preferred 3 Handicap for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and Shippen Out came away victorious despite a rough trip....read on

'Willy' The Winning Machine

February 27, 2017:

There’s been no stopping Free Willy Hanover in recent weeks at Woodbine Racetrack, and it was more of the same during Monday’s 10-race card at the Rexdale, Ont. oval....read on

Survivor Score For My Hare Lady

February 27, 2017:

My Hare Lady led a cavalry charge through the wire to capture the $15,000 championship final of a three-week 'Survivor Series' for $5,000 claiming mares on Monday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

'Rum Springa' Cops Meadows Feature

February 27, 2017:

An unruly Rockin Rum Springa was wide in the turns — and not much more manageable in the straightaways — but still was much the best in Monday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 conditioned pace for fillies and mares....read on

Big Night For Canadians At Dan Patch Awards

February 27, 2017:

On Sunday, February 26 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Canadians played a major role at the 2016 U.S. Harness Writers Association’s Dan Patch Awards dinner, presented by Hoosier Park....read on

Williams Elected USTA President

February 27, 2017:

Russell Williams was elected president of the USTA by a vote of association directors during the first general session of the USTA board of directors annual meeting on Monday, February 27 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino....read on

International Trot, NYSS Finals Night

February 27, 2017:

On Monday, February 27, the New York State Gaming Commission and the Department of Agriculture and Markets announced that Yonkers Raceway will host one of the world’s single biggest harness racing events this October....read on

HPItv To Remain In TV Lineup

February 27, 2017:

On Monday, February 27, the Woodbine Entertainment Group announced that HPItv, the Woodbine Entertainment Group’s CRTC licensed digital television channel, will remain on the air....read on

Nova Scotia Stake Late Nom Change

February 27, 2017:

Standardbred Canada would like to inform all horsepeople that a late nomination payment can be made to the Nova Scotia Stake....read on

Two Drivers End Up In One Sulky

February 27, 2017:

If you’ve been around the harness racing industry long enough you probably think you’ve seen it all. That being said, have you ever seen two drivers cross the finish line in the same sulky after a near-miss accident?...read on

Donald Gillis Passes

February 27, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Port Hood horse owner and breeder Donald Bernard Gillis, 78, passed away on Saturday, February 25 after a courageous battle with cancer....read on

A Sharper Wakizashi Hanover

February 27, 2017:

"He said ‘I’ve been watching your horse, and your horse is a knight. It’s not like you’re trying to make a good horse, you’ve already got one. So why don’t you go any further and investigate if there’s anything that could be done?’"...read on

Always B Miki "Before His Time"

February 27, 2017:

“I never said it during the year, but I always thought he was before his time. I’ve had horses go big miles once or twice, but he seemed to do it every week. He was unbelievable. So Sam [McKee] probably had it right; I’ll probably never drive another horse like that.”...read on

First Of Itskind Posts Pompano Upset

February 27, 2017:

First Of Itskind, giving a strong hint last week by closing fastest of all in the Open Pace, used a backstretch blitz from fifth into the lead on Sunday night (February 26) and went on to post a 10-1 upset in the $12,000 Open 1 Handicap, stopping the timer in 1:51.2....read on

MacDonalds Sweep Rideau Features

February 26, 2017:

Trainer Ron MacDonald and his 20-year-old son, driver Brett MacDonald, teamed up for back-to-back wins in the $6,950 Winners Over Handicap co-features with pacer Adkins Hanover and trotter What A Rush on Sunday night (February 26) at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Preferreds Featured At Flamboro

February 26, 2017:

Bali and Sr Beach Babe shared the spotlight on Sunday night (February 26) at Flamboro Downs, winning the co-featured $7,500 Preferred 3 events....read on

B Yoyo A Nose Winner In Yonkers Open

February 26, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway’s fourth Sunday card of the season included seven ‘French’ trots, though the featured $50,000 Open Handicap wasn’t among them....read on

St Lads Moonwalk Wins Saratoga Open

February 26, 2017:

Ontario Sires Stakes graduate St Lads Moonwalk (by Mach Three) prevailed in the Open Pace as part of the double feature on Sunday afternoon (February 26) at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

McNeights Keep It 'All In The Family'

February 26, 2017:

It was a unique version of 'All In The Family' for the McNeight crew on Saturday night (February 25) at Buffalo Raceway as driver David McNeight III drove three horses to victory, which covered three generations of his family....read on

Reaction From Dan Patch Winners

February 26, 2017:

The 2016 U.S. Harness Writers Association’s Dan Patch Awards dinner, presented by Hoosier Park, was held on Sunday night (February 26) at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas....read on

Bold Eagle Wins Triple Crown

February 26, 2017:

After falling short in 2016, French trotting sensation Bold Eagle made history on Sunday with a victory in the 2-1/2 mile Grand Prix de Paris at Vincennes, becoming just the fourth horse to sweep the three races that comprise the Triple Crown of French trotting....read on

Horses Create Memorable Field Trip

February 26, 2017:

Mornings are always bustling with harness racing activity at Southern Oaks Training Center, but it's not every day that it is bustling with more than 50 excited middle school students....read on

Alberta's 2016 Champions Honoured

February 26, 2017:

Alberta's 2016 harness racing champions were honoured at the annual Alberta Standardbred Horse Association (ASHA) Awards Gala on Saturday, Feb. 25 in Edmonton, Alta....read on

Meadowlands Feature To Jacksrluckytoo

February 26, 2017:

Jacksrluckytoo unleashed his patented late rally to win the Saturday night (February 25) pacing feature at The Meadowlands in 1:52.1....read on

Soto Tops Open Pacers At Yonkers

February 25, 2017:

Saturday night offered any number of entrants for Yonkers Raceway’s upcoming George Morton Levy Memorial Series (nominations close this Wednesday, March 1 — hint, hint), including favoured Soto (Matt Kakaley, $4.50), winner of the featured $50,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Franzo Caps Off Noble's Five-Win Night

February 25, 2017:

Franzo, moving into Open company after three straight solid efforts in $30,000 claimers, was the upset winner of the weekly $22,000 Saturday (February 25) night feature at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

American Virgin Rebounds; Roy Wins Five

February 25, 2017:

American Virgin rebounded after making a rare miscue in last week's $34,000 Preferred Pace, closing from last to reel in defending champion Nickle Bag in the Saturday night special on February 25 at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

China Dream Triumphs In Buffalo Open

February 25, 2017:

China Dream is known for his late-closing speed, but a change in tactics paid off for him in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Pace on Saturday night (February 25) by beating Itsonlyrocknroll A by one and three-quarter lengths in 1:55.4 over the 'good' track....read on

Kingofthejungle Pounces From Pocket

February 25, 2017:

Kingofthejungle waited patiently in the pocket behind the duelling leaders, then blazed through the Lightning Lane to score the 9-1 upset in Saturday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

Carol Bodkin Passes

February 25, 2017:

Carol Bodkin, 71, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 23 at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, Ont. after a courageous battle with cancer....read on

SC Rewind: Richelieu Park Memories

February 25, 2017:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls the eventful decade of the 1950's when Canadian harness racing was making great strides in the Province of Quebec, especially Montreal....read on

Miracle Redemption For Lennytheshark

February 25, 2017:

A mere nose cost Lennytheshark victory in last year’s Miracle Mile when Australia’s most popular pacer was beaten by Have Faith In Me....read on

Daniels To Be Honoured In Truro

February 25, 2017:

Longtime Standardbred Canada field rep and Truro Raceway race office supervisor Diane Daniels will be honoured at the Truro Sports Heritage Society Awards Dinner on Sunday, March 5 at the Best Western Glengarry in Truro....read on

Mach It A Par Prevails At Yonkers

February 24, 2017:

Mach It A Par (Jason Bartlett, $6) was the third and last leader Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Galliers Launches Jackies Rocket To Win

February 24, 2017:

For the fifth consecutive week, there was a new winner in the Friday (February 24) night feature at Miami Valley Raceway, the $22,000 Mares Open Pace....read on

Opulent Yankee Wins Big M Feature

February 24, 2017:

Andy Miller entered the weekend in ninth place in The Meadowlands driver standings, but Friday night reminded fans why the “Orange Crush” can still get it done with four wins including a score in the featured trot with Opulent Yankee....read on

Harness Racing B.C. Meeting Notice

February 24, 2017:

The Board of Directors of Harness Racing B.C. (HRBC) has announced that its Annual General Meeting for 2017 will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2017 at 5 p.m. in the Backstretch Restaurant....read on

Sowers Celebrates 1,000th Training Win

February 24, 2017:

When Monster Cantab ($20.40) crossed the finish line in Buffalo Raceway's sixth race on Friday night (February 24), it gave trainer Philip 'Bo' Sowers his 1,000th career victory....read on

Waasmula Wires Woodbine Mares

February 24, 2017:

New millionaire Waasmula wired a field of Preferred mares for her second straight victory this year at Woodbine Racetrack in the $30,000 feature early Friday evening (February 24)....read on

Safety Helmet & Vest Amendment In CA

February 24, 2017:

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) conducted its regular meeting Thursday, February 23, at Santa Anita Park....read on

All Bets Off Wins 2017 Qualifying Debut

February 24, 2017:

Double millionaire pacer and former O'Brien Award finalist All Bets Off returned to work and won his 2017 qualifying debut on Friday evening (February 24) at The Meadowlands....read on

Youth Foundation Updates Internship Lists

February 24, 2017:

As part of its continuing efforts to create opportunities for young people in the equine world, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) is updating its internship listings at hhyf.org....read on

Zuccarello Has A Zest For Racing

February 24, 2017:

If there is only one regret Matt Zuccarello harbours, and there certainly are few as he approaches each day with a zeal not many people possess, it is that he did not become involved in harness racing in his youth....read on

‘Post Time’ To Provide English Call

February 24, 2017:

It has been announced that 'Post Time with Mike and Mike' will provide an English race call for the French Triple Crown attempt on Sunday morning (February 26)....read on

Head Harness Judge Let Go

February 24, 2017:

It has been reported that David Farquharson, the chairman of stewards for Queensland Harness Racing that had been suspended for the past two months, has been fired....read on

Rivalry Brewing At Yonkers Raceway

February 24, 2017:

Pacers Somewhere In L A and Caviart Luca have a great deal in common. They’re both six-year-old geldings by Somebeachsomewhere out of Western Hanover mares; they each have four wins this season; and they share a seasonal mark of 1:52.2....read on

Celebration Of Life For Suksiri

February 24, 2017:

Well known and popular groom Paul 'Pauly' Suksiri passed away recently after a courageous battle with cancer....read on

Saratoga Conditioned Races: No Caps

February 24, 2017:

Saratoga Casino & Hotel will no longer be using purse caps on conditioned races....read on


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