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'Queen' For A Day At Pocono

September 26, 2017:

The $14,000 feature pace for fast-class distaffs was race ten on the Tuesday night card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and by the time of the end of the race, if your last name wasn’t 'Napolitano' or 'Allard,' it might have been a good night – perhaps even weekend -- to take off from the racetrack at The Downs....read on

T Barrr Upsets; $50 Million For Henry

September 26, 2017:

A single division of two-year-old trotting colts and geldings sparred for all the marbles - $125,000 in total – in Tuesday’s OSS Gold Series action Tuesday evening at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Gracefully Forgiven Still Flawless

September 26, 2017:

Jeff and David Clark's Gracefully Forgiven remained unbeaten in three starts with a 1:57.2 win in one of three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $20,000 eliminations for two-year-old pacing fillies at Harrington Raceway Tuesday....read on

'Classic' Wins For Andy M, Two AM

September 26, 2017:

Two AM pulled the pocket out of the final turn and blew past President Lindy to capture a division of Tuesday’s Keystone Classic at The Meadows. Andy M took the other split in the event for three-year-old colt and gelding trotters....read on

Purse Increase At Rideau Carleton

September 26, 2017:

Commencing October 1, purses at Rideau Carleton Raceway will increase 25 per cent....read on

A Strong Message At Queen's Park

September 26, 2017:

On Tuesday (September 26), Ontario Racing hosted a reception at Queen's Park for racing industry stakeholders, members of provincial parliament and government staff....read on

Pennsylvania Fair Circuit Leaders

September 26, 2017:

The Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen’s Association has sent out a breakdown of the top point-earners on the Pennsylvania fair circuit in 2017....read on

The ‘Big M’ Earns Hospitality Award

September 26, 2017:

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment was awarded ‘Best Visitor Experience’ at the fifth annual Meadowlands Liberty Convention & Visitors Bureau Hospi-tourism Awards which were held on Tuesday, September 26 in Secaucus, New Jersey....read on

Mike ‘Angus’ Short Passes

September 26, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Fraser Downs trainer/driver Mike ‘Angus’ Short recently passed away at the age of 43....read on

Journalism Workshop At Red Shores Set

September 26, 2017:

The US Harness Writers Association Canadian chapter invites students from university and college journalism, broadcast journalism, sport media, and related programs to apply for one of two available seats in our student journalism workshop....read on

OSS Pick 8 Contests Announced

September 26, 2017:

With the 2017 Ontario Sires Stakes season winding down, the ‘I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club,’ in partnership with the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS), will feature two Pick 8 Online Handicapping Contests with over $3,000 in total prize money up for grabs....read on

Ariana G Now Atop Standardbred Poll

September 26, 2017:

One would have to go all the way back to Week 3 of the 2017 Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll to see a horse other than Fear The Dragon atop the list. Although, that has all changed now. The Week 18 results have been released and a new horse now sits atop the heap....read on

Forty-One To Star In Bluegrass Kickoff

September 26, 2017:

Peter Haughton winner You Know You Do will start from Post 1 in the first of five divisions of the Bluegrass two-year-old colt and gelding trot, presented by Hickory Lane Horse Farm, on the first day of the Grand Circuit fortnight at the Red Mile on Thursday, September 28....read on

Carol Little Passes

September 26, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred owner Carol Ann Little passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, Ont. on Monday, September 25 at the age of 71....read on

MacDonald To Drive Down Under

September 26, 2017:

It has been announced that Canada’s James MacDonald, the 2017 World Driving Champion, will soon be driving down under....read on

Small-Time Start To The Big-Time Stage

September 26, 2017:

“He’s from a small track and a small trainer, so he’s like a horse for the people. He’s also not an expensive horse, so you get to show everyone that it’s possible to get a good horse, even if you’re not buying the most expensive.”...read on

Season-High Payoff For Yonkers’ Pick 5

September 26, 2017:

Buoyed by a carryover of $7,779.95 and more than $22,000 in fresh play, Yonkers Raceway’s Monday night (September 25) Pick 5 made one investor very happy....read on

Golden Night For Filion

September 26, 2017:

A trio of OSS Gold Series divisions were the featured tilts during Monday’s card of racing at Mohawk Racetrack, but those stakes stars had to share the spotlight with driver Sylvain Filion thanks to his five-win performance on the 10-race card....read on

Preferreds Highlight Grand River Card

September 26, 2017:

A three-pack of Preferred events – one for trotters and two for male pacers – went postward during Monday’s 10-race card at Grand River Raceway....read on

Pocono Feature To Warrawee Onyx

September 25, 2017:

Warrawee Onyx made it two straight and three of his last four in winning the $14,000 claiming handicap trot feature Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, surging late to catch Get To Doin It – who after the race welcomed the winner as a new barnmate....read on

Records Fall At Plainridge

September 25, 2017:

Two tracks records were broken and a third was just missed on the first day of Massachusetts Sire Stake action at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon....read on

Medusa Lowers Her Own Track Record

September 25, 2017:

Medusa knocked a tick from her own track record for older mares when she zipped to the front for Tony Hall and blazed home in 1:49.4 in Monday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

'Tony' And 'Joy' Take Delaware Breeders

September 25, 2017:

Slick Tony and Transitioning Joy were prevailing favourites in the second round of $20,000 divisions in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes action for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings Monday at Harrington Raceway....read on

Red Mile Grand Circuit Starts Thursday

September 25, 2017:

The eagerly anticipated Red Mile Grand Circuit meet will kick off with a ten-race card on the evening of Thursday, September 28....read on

Please Take The Equine Code Survey

September 25, 2017:

The Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada has launched a survey to gauge awareness, implementation and compliance to Canada’s standard of equine care, and the HWAC would appreciate it greatly if you took the time to answer a few questions....read on

Harold Dancer Trot To Shoshie Deo

September 25, 2017:

This past Friday (September 22) at Freehold Raceway, Shoshie Deo won the $15,000 Harold Dancer for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings in 1:59....read on

Last Call For ID Tech On PEI

September 25, 2017:

SC Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be on Prince Edward Island, on Tuesday, September 26 for the last time this year to identify any horses needing a freeze brand....read on

Charles Smith Trot To Southwind Woody

September 25, 2017:

This past Saturday (September 23), Southwind Woody won the $35,000 Charles Smith for three-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Freehold Raceway....read on

Western Fair Fractional Ownership Seminar Announced

September 25, 2017:

Have you ever thought about owning a racehorse? Do you love horses, love harness racing and maybe felt owning a racehorse was too expensive? Well, with fractional ownership, racehorse ownership can be very affordable....read on

Friday’s ‘Dayton Derbies’ Drawn

September 25, 2017:

Hollywood Dayton Raceway will proudly present the fourth annual Dayton Trotting and Pacing Derbies this Friday night (September 29). The 17 horses entered in the track’s signature events have combined earnings of $19.6-million and 347 wins, including most of the major stakes throughout North America....read on

Winbak Helping Build Fan Base

September 25, 2017:

The month of September has been busy at Winbak. The farm has hosted two events with more than 30 people who are new to the Standardbred breeding business and harness racing....read on

Equestrian Canada CEO Havaris Resigns

September 25, 2017:

Equestrian Canada regrets to announce that Eva Havaris has resigned from her role as EC Chief Executive Officer, effective September 28, 2017....read on

Tax Changes Could Hit Farmers

September 25, 2017:

Proposed changes to the federal tax system were announced this summer, and the changes could directly affect Canadian farmers and family farm corporations in a huge way if the new rules ultimately get put into place....read on

Paralyzed Jockey Back In The Saddle

September 25, 2017:

In the summer of 2015, Assiniboia Downs-based jockey Alyssa Selman was paralyzed from the chest down after having been involved in a racing accident. The determined Selman began to drive a car again in January of this year. Now, starting this month, the fierce rider is back in a saddle once again....read on

Classicality Invades Pocono, Wins

September 24, 2017:

Classicality invaded The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Sunday night (September 24) and wasted little time getting acquainted with the local scene, rallying from the pocket to take the $20,000 featured trot by two and a half lengths in 1:53.2....read on

Butenschoen Doubles Up In Liberty Bell

September 24, 2017:

Pennsylvania-sired two-year-old colts and geldings stood in the spotlight on Sunday afternoon (September 24) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, as a quintet of Liberty Bell events—three for trotters, two for pacers—shared top billing. Trainer John Butenschoen and driver Corey Callahan teamed up with Scirocco Rob and Winston to claim a stakes double....read on

Three In A Row For Nobettorplacetobe

September 24, 2017:

In similar first-over fashion to his top-level win last week, Nobettorplacetobe ($8.90) extended his winning streak to three in the nation’s capital with a 1:53.1 score in Sunday night’s (September 24) $6,950 winners-over pacing event at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

McClure Dominates At Flamboro

September 24, 2017:

Sunday night (September 24) was “Prime Time” at Flamboro Downs, with driver Bob McClure taking centre stage at the Dundas half-mile oval by way of six wins on the 10-race program....read on

Debs New Man Upsets At Leamington

September 24, 2017:

Leamington Raceway played host to a ten-dash card of live harness racing on Sunday (September 24), and the richest race on the card, which carried a purse of $3,800, was captured by a 7-1 shot that made things look relatively easy....read on

Summerside Upset For Machinthesand

September 24, 2017:

Machinthesand was upset bound in the Sunday afternoon (September 24) feature at Red Shores’ Summerside Raceway....read on

Handicapping Contest Update

September 24, 2017:

With seven straight days of Grand Circuit racing, the potential of a handicapper getting hot and making a move came to fruition, as Gordon Waterstone and Matt Rose surged into contention in the Hambletonian Society Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge....read on

Jamigo Upsets In 3R Invitational

September 24, 2017:

In a stunning first-over challenge against Four Starz Speed, Jamigo, a 10-1 longshot, was able to grind it out and post an upset victory to win the Invitational Trot at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday (September 24)....read on

Nova Scotia, 'Turner' Stakes Completed

September 24, 2017:

Four $7,955 divisions of the Donnie & George Turner Stakes for three-year-old pacers were the highlight of the Sunday, September 24 program of racing at Truro Raceway....read on

Cam Cool Proves Gritty At Inverness

September 24, 2017:

Veteran pacer Cam Cool ($6.70) used a first-over push up the far side to wear down pacesetter Danny William before staving off a late rally from favourite Euchred to capture Sunday afternoon’s (September 24) featured $1,500 winners-over pacing event at Inverness Raceway....read on

Registration Deadlines Near In Indiana

September 24, 2017:

Officials with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission have issued a reminder in regard to the state’s stallion registration deadline, which is quickly coming due....read on

Hawthorne Night Of Champions Recap

September 24, 2017:

On Saturday evening (September 23) at Hawthorne Race Course, over $1.4 million in purses were awarded to the top Illinois-bred trotters and pacers during Hawthorne’s Night of Champions....read on

Yonkers Pick 5 Carryover Monday

September 24, 2017:

Officials from Yonkers Raceway have issued a reminder that the track’s Monday (September 25) Pick 5 wager will get underway with a carryover of $7,779.95....read on

Road To Recovery For Bouchard

September 24, 2017:

Three months after the spill that almost paralyzed him, Stephane Bouchard is driving again. It’s his car that he’s driving, not horses, but it’s still a big step for the 50-year-old Quebec native who, since 2013, has made his the Standardbred track in Saratoga, N.Y., his base of operations....read on

Northlands Hosts 'Derby', 'Filly Pace' Elims

September 24, 2017:

Northlands Park's Saturday, September 23 program was highlighted by two $12,500 eliminations for the Western Canada Pacing Derby and two $12,500 eliminations for the Northlands Filly Pace....read on

Seven And Seven Fastest In NYSS

September 24, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway Saturday, September 23 hosted the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) Michael Sorentino Trot for three-year-old colts and geldings....read on


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