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New Name For Rare Filly

January 16, 2019:

It was announced this past fall that a rare filly in the Maritimes was in need of a name, and Trot Insider has been informed that, after a ‘name the foal’ contest was conducted, the young pacer now has a new handle....read on

Rare Filly Needs Name

October 10, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred horsepeople and fans alike will now have the chance to name a rare filly that recently hit the ground in the Maritimes....read on

Barona Lilac Retired

January 10, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Barona Lilac, who has given so much both on and off the track during her career, has been retired. Now all of those that have loved watching the pacer on the track, or have been a benefactor of her philanthropic endeavours, are invited to come out and honour her....read on

Close Call For Crowes, Barona Lilac

July 13, 2016:

Barona Lilac has been a popular performer in the Maritimes, attracting a crowd with her well-publicized charitable endeavors. Her latest close encounter, however, almost proved to be a tragic one....read on

Cheering For Charity Horse Scores

June 27, 2016:

Sunday marked the last day for the Cheering For Charity Drivers to rally up wins in support of Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia (BCANS) at Truro Raceway....read on

Mach Wheel Back In Truro Spotlight

May 22, 2016:

Mach Wheel returned to the races after his winter break on Sunday (May 22) at Truro Raceway and dominated the top class for trainer/driver Darren Crowe....read on

Cheering For Charity To Return

April 27, 2016:

After a very successful inaugural year at Truro Raceway, it has been announced that the Cheering for Charity program will return in June 2016....read on

Andrew Reflects On Cam Fella Award

February 16, 2016:

This past weekend, the prestigious Cam Fella Award was presented for the first time since 2010 to William (Bill) Andrew in honour of his dedication and meritorious service to the Canadian harness racing industry....read on

Cheering For Charity Raises $7,000

December 1, 2015:

On November 29, Cheering for Charity wrapped up for the season at Truro Raceway. Barona Lilac, joined by the Chief of the Bible Hill Volunteer Fire Brigade, Dwane Mellish, took a trip to the winner's circle where a couple of presentations were made....read on

'Lilac' Repeats For Charity Campaign

November 8, 2015:

The generous pacing mare Barona Lilac is off to a perfect start in her Cheering For Charity campaign for the Bible Hill Kinsmen as she notched her second straight victory this month in Truro Raceway's top class....read on

A Happy Halloween At Truro

November 1, 2015:

The Halloween festivities carried over into Sunday at Truro Raceway, as the racing community and fans celebrated the popular holiday with costumes, trick-or-treating and other fun family activities at the track....read on

‘Ashes’ Pleases Fire Brigade

October 27, 2015:

Ashes To Ashes made headlines leading up to the recently concluded Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Select Standardbred Yearling Sale. The successful bid on the Driven To Win colt was to be donated to the Bible Hill Fire Brigade, and members from the brigade were on hand to see how much the bay would fetch....read on

Milestone For Meridian Farms

October 19, 2015:

Bill Andrew has had a lifelong passion for Standardbred racing. Sitting with him in the Mid-City Grill restaurant on a blustery day at Century Downs, you would never know that this man has built a Canadian Standardbred racing empire....read on

'Second Chance' Draws Offered At Truro

October 11, 2015:

In a show of appreciation for all the support Barona Lilac has received, Cheering For Charity will be offering "second chance" draws on Sunday at Truro Raceway to win betting vouchers for those who come to the track to watch the Atlantic Breeders Crown action from Charlottetown....read on

Barona Lilac’s Win-Win Endeavour

September 30, 2015:

Barona Lilac has been riding a high in the last few months at Truro Raceway. Her seven-race win streak has been one of the many talking points in Atlantic Canada’s racing industry. CTV News Atlantic has taken notice and has also helped shed some light on the ‘Cheering For Charity’ program, which is seeing local charities benefit from the mare’s success, as well....read on


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