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'Big M' TheStable.ca Seminar Hambo Day

August 1, 2017:

There’s only one thing every racehorse owner has in common: they started as a fan. As thousands assemble for the 92nd Hambletonian, the Meadowlands Racetrack is eager to show interested fans that the path to ownership isn’t restricted to the wealthy....read on

Batavia Wednesday Post Reminder

August 1, 2017:

When Batavia Downs opened last week (on Wednesday, July 26), post time was at 6 p.m. That post time was only for opening day. Starting this week (Aug. 2), post time switches to 5 p. m. on Wednesday and will stay 5 p.m. on Wednesday for the remainder of the year....read on

Field For Youth Foundation Invitational

August 1, 2017:

Four talented and dedicated students have been selected to represent their Harness Horse Youth Foundation camps in this year’s driving demonstration at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Hambletonian Day, Saturday, August 5....read on

Press Release

August 1, 2017:

Today (Tuesday, August 1), President and CEO Dan Gall has announced that, effective immediately, Standardbred Canada has removed Brandon Campbell as Canada’s representative for the 2017 World Driving Championship....read on

SBOANJ On Lady Shadow Situation

August 1, 2017:

On Tuesday, August 1, the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey issued a statement in regard to the Meadowlands Racetrack’s decision to bar the entry of $2-million earner Lady Shadow....read on

Hambletonian Opening Heat Drawn

August 1, 2017:

On Tuesday, August 1, International Moni and Devious Man were made morning line favourites for their respective eliminations for Saturday’s $1-million Hambletonian Stakes for three-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Six Straight For Pounce Hanover

August 1, 2017:

Pounce Hanover trotted to his sixth straight victory in one $14,000 division of the featured claiming handicap trot Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while Queens Lonely Earl was victorious in the other....read on

Dragon Time Gets Up In Time

July 31, 2017:

It didn’t come as much of a surprise that trainer Dave Menary sent out the winner in Monday’s second leg of the Dream Maker Series at Mohawk Racetrack, but to some it was mildly surprising that it was Dragon Time upsetting stablemate Trump That in the $14,000 tilt....read on

Cool Cowboy Wires Them Up

July 31, 2017:

Michael Hennessy went to the front and didn’t look back en route to a two-length triumph with Cool Cowboy in Monday’s $10,000 Open Pace at Century Downs....read on

Stage Set For 'The Battles'

July 31, 2017:

Elimination night for 'The Battles’ is now in the books at Grand River Raceway in Elora, Ont. as the half-mile oval now prepares for next Monday afternoon’s Industry Day matinee....read on

ID Tech In New Brunswick

July 31, 2017:

SC Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be in New Brunswick on Monday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 8 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification....read on

Robert ‘Bobby’ MacInnis Passes

July 31, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime horseman J. Robert ‘Bobby’ MacInnis, of Travellers Rest, Prince Edward Island, passed away at the Prince County Hospital in Summerside on Monday, July 24 at the age of 62....read on

Young’s Luck Could Strike Again

July 31, 2017:

“I have a habit of trying to get lucky with one horse. I sold I Luv The Nitelife. Right now I breed Put On A Show, and I just hope and pray that one of the babies is good, and it appears that Come See The Show just might be that good.”...read on

Saint-Esprit Fair Racing A Success

July 31, 2017:

Roughly 1,200 racegoers flocked to Saint-Esprit, Quebec this past Saturday afternoon (July 29) to take in an 11-dash card of fair racing....read on

Reminder: Early Mohawk Post Tuesday

July 31, 2017:

The Mohawk Racetrack race office would like to remind horsepeople of tomorrow evening’s (Tuesday, August 1) early post time of 6 p.m....read on

Holton Records 1,000th Driving Victory

July 31, 2017:

Driver Ryan Holton won the 1,000th race of his career on Sunday (July 30) when he guided Only Live Once to a 2:00 victory in a $4,849 OCRA three-year-old filly pace at the Eaton (OH) Fair....read on

‘The Rock’ Rolls At Running Aces

July 31, 2017:

The featured event on Sunday, July 30 at Running Aces was the $11,000 Horses & Geldings Open Handicap Pace, and it was loaded with a field of eight talented contenders. None in the field had ever displayed more talent or heart than the race headliner and favourite Roland N Rock, who reminded and doubters of exactly who is king of the Running Aces pacing department....read on

Scholarship Winners Honoured

July 31, 2017:

The winners of the 2017-2018 SOA of NY/Yonkers Raceway Jo Ann Hertlein Memorial Scholarship and their families were at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday, July 29 to receive their awards....read on

Rideau Announces Track Closure

July 31, 2017:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have informed Trot Insider that the main track will closed at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1....read on

Upcoming Northside Card Cancelled

July 31, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that officials with the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission have approved a request to have one of Northside Downs’ upcoming race dates cancelled....read on

Ride Along For Campbell’s Final Drive

July 31, 2017:

All eyes were on John Campbell on Sunday (July 30) at Clinton Raceway, as ‘Mr. Harness Racing’ was in the sulky for his final career drive, which came in the 2017 Legends Day Trot. And now you can ride right along with him, courtesy of some unparalleled access....read on

Manitoba Preferred To Full Moon Dodger

July 31, 2017:

Full Moon Dodger fought off challenger Outlaw Falcon to win the $3,000 Preferred Handicap at Miami Fair on Sunday (July 30) with Don Howlett in the sulky....read on

Dygert Memorials Raced At Hawthorne

July 30, 2017:

Hawthorne featured three-year-old trotters in action on Sunday night (July 30). Illinois-bred colt and gelding trotters starred in the Erwin F. Dygert Memorial while fillies took to the track in the Beulah Dygert Memorial....read on

Top Drives In Pocono Features

July 30, 2017:

Characteristic driving tactics by the two leading drivers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono – George Napolitano Jr. and Simon Allard – were directly responsible for the success of their charges in the features at the mountain track Sunday night....read on

Nobettorplacetobe Triples At Rideau

July 30, 2017:

Nobettorplacetobe ($3.70) earned his third straight win for trainer/driver Guy Gagnon after an eventful finish in the $6,950 Winners Over Handicap Pace co-featured on Sunday's harness racing card at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Big Tsunami Circles Preferred Mares

July 30, 2017:

Last at the half, Big Tsunami circled a field of Preferred 3 pacing mares to win the $7,500 feature at Georgian Downs on Sunday night (July 30) in rein to Billy Davis Jr....read on

Lady Luck Set; Campbell Wins Six

July 30, 2017:

Favoured fillies Outlaw Fireball ($4.30) and Yoga Pants ($3.30) were victorious in the eliminations for the Lady Luck Stakes featured on Sunday afternoon (July 30) at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino while Canada's World Driving Championship rep Brandon Campbell dominated the regular racing action....read on

Win Streaks Take A Beating In Stakes

July 30, 2017:

It was mega stakes Sunday at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway and a number of win streaks were reduced to rubble on the afternoon card....read on

Glamour Boys Star In NY Sire Stakes

July 30, 2017:

Perfect summer weather and a lighting fast track greeted the glamour division of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) on Sunday afternoon (July 30) as the three-year-old colt and gelding pacers invaded Batavia Downs to compete for a total of $119,000 in purses....read on

Marohn Jr. Wins Five Races At Tioga

July 30, 2017:

Time Out Im Tired used a late rally to capture Tioga Downs's featured $12,000 Open Pace on Sunday (July 30), which was one of five wins on the program for driver Jim Marohn Jr....read on

Mister Big Top Goes The Distance

July 30, 2017:

There was no world record set in the special two-mile race at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday (July 30), but there was plenty of racing action in the four-lap event....read on

Surrealist Excels Off Tough Trip

July 30, 2017:

Odds-on favourite Surrealist was sent postward as the public’s choice on Sunday (July 30) at Inverness Raceway during the $2,100 Johnny & Margaret Allan Ian Pace. The 11-year-old Modern Art gelding did not disappoint for his co-owning trainer, Dana Getto, and driver Alex MacQuarrie....read on

Homicide Hunter Solves Yonkers Foes

July 30, 2017:

After having waltzed through last week’s mile-and-a-quarter at Yonkers Raceway in 2:24.3, the favoured Homicide Hunter (Brian Sears, $5.50) needed a full fifth of a second more this time around (Sunday, July 30). Other than that, not much changed for the wagering public’s choice, as Homicide Hunter captured the track’s $68,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Dear John

July 30, 2017:

"Every young man and woman in this industry grew up watching you, wanting to be you. I was interviewed when I won my first race ever at Blue Bonnets in Montreal, the announcer asked who I watched and idolized growing up, I answered the same way everyone in the last 30 years did: John Campbell."….read on

Blais, Farrow On Intimidate Retirement

July 30, 2017:

One of the most accomplished racehorses ever produced in Quebec has trotted his final competitive mile....read on

Condren Upsets In Legends Day Trot

July 30, 2017:

Although he wasn’t shown much support at the mutuel windows on Sunday (July 30), driver Steve Condren and the Al Fair-trained Lady Caterina upset the apple cart during the 2017 Legends Day Trot at Clinton Raceway. It was the most memorable edition of the biennial event to date, as it served as the official driving retirement of ‘Mr. Harness Racing’ John Campbell....read on

Moreau With Mohawk Hat Trick

July 30, 2017:

Trainer Richard Moreau sent three winners around the Mohawk Racetrack oval on Saturday, July 29, including American Virgin, who won the $34,000 Preferred Pace in 1:50.2....read on

Evenin Of Pleasure Flies To Victory

July 29, 2017:

There’s valor, there’s discretion and there’s Evenin Of Pleasure.

Horse and driver took the latter tact Saturday, July 29, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Fireyourguns Victorious At Batavia

July 29, 2017:

Fresh off three starts at Tioga Downs, Fireyourguns returned to Genesee County and picked up right where he left off last year by winning the $10,000 Open Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday, July 29....read on

Kawartha Celebrates Family Fun Night

July 29, 2017:

Kawartha Downs was awash with kids Saturday, July 29 as the track celebrated its annual Family Fun Night under perfect weather conditions....read on

Carey Memorial Prelims Held

July 29, 2017:

Saturday evening at Hawthorne featured a pair of solid fields in two divisions of leg three of the Robert F. Carey Memorial, an Illinois-bred three-year-old colt and gelding pacing stake....read on

Prairie Fortune Steals Tioga Trot

July 29, 2017:

Prairie Fortune charged late to steal Tioga Downs' $10,000 Open Trot on Saturday, July 29....read on

Panocchio Game in Saratoga Score

July 29, 2017:

Panocchio, Pacer of the Year at Saratoga Casino Hotel in both 2014 and 2015, won the $14,000 Winners Over feature Saturday, July 29 at Saratoga Harness in 1:52.3....read on

Dream Of Glory Elims Contested

July 29, 2017:

Hanover Raceway's program Saturday, July 29 was headlined by three $7,500 eliminations for the Dream Of Glory Trot, with the top two finishers and two third-place finishers moving onto the $60,000 final on Saturday, August 5....read on

Theartofconfusion A Cruises At Pocono

July 29, 2017:

George Napolitano Jr., leading driver at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and pilot of favourite Theartofconfusion A, won the $20,000 feature pace in 1:49.3, a lifetime best....read on

In The Clear Claims Vernon Feature

July 29, 2017:

In The Clear rallied to take the $6,000 featured pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday, July 29....read on

Elm Grove Kaboom Wins Preferred

July 29, 2017:

Adkins Hanover did the early roadwork but Elm Grove Kaboom was there to pick up the pieces in the Saturday evening preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Hambletonian Oaks Elims Complete

July 29, 2017:

Eliminations for the Hambletonian Oaks were contested on the Saturday, July 29 program at the Meadowlands, with two splits going for $40,438 collecting the top five finishers for the $500,000 final on Hambletonian day Saturday, August 5. ...read on

Lydi Lula Belle Strolls At Century

July 29, 2017:

Lydi Lula Belle won at odds of 5-1 in the $10,000 Filly and Mare Open at Century Downs on Saturday, July 29, going wire to wire in 1:53.4 over 3-5 favourite Tajmealover closing for second and Nighttraintovegas faltering to third....read on

Meadowlands Rejects Lady Shadow

July 29, 2017:

The Meadowlands Racetrack is announcing that Lady Shadow, an earner of $1,915,777 and the 2016 Dan Patch Award winner as champion pacing mare, will be unable to race at the Meadowlands after a post-race test at Harrah’s Philadelphia on May 28 came back positive for Clenbuterol....read on


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