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Uptown Funk Livin' It Up At Flamboro

December 5, 2018:

Despite being briefly headed with five-sixteenths to go, Woodbine invader Uptown Funk ($10.90) delivered a masterpiece in Wednesday evening's (Dec. 5) $8,400 top-class pace at Flamboro Downs, turning aside a second rival en route to a 1:55.3 score....read on

Mach Magic Digs Deep At Georgian

June 12, 2018:

After withstanding third-quarter pressure from Dazzling Rockette, Mach Magic ($10.80) stubbornly denied a sweeping stretch bid from 8-5 favourite Howmacfiesty in Tuesday evening's (June 12) $8,500 Preferred 3 event for distaff pacers at Georgian Downs....read on

Plante Discusses Absence

August 17, 2017:

Jean Rene ‘J.R.’ Plante has been noticeably absent from the southern Ontario racing scene for much of 2017. He has taken the time to explain his absence to Trot Insider, and has also commented on whether he will be returning or not....read on

Flamboro Race Declared 'No Contest'

September 21, 2014:

Flamboro Downs' 10th race on Saturday night was declared a 'No Contest' after a multiple horse accident occurred heading into the stretch towards the half-mile mark....read on

ORDC Draw Complete

May 7, 2014:

The draw for the Ontario Regional Driving Championship this Friday, May 9 at The Raceway at Western Fair District is now complete....read on

ORDC Drivers Confirmed

April 15, 2014:

The field for the 2014 Ontario Regional Driving Championship scheduled for Friday, May 9 at The Raceway at Western Fair District in London, Ont. has been confirmed....read on

Six For Plante; Another Spill

May 7, 2013:

Horses scattered in every direction in Tuesday's fourth race at The Western Fair District when pacing filly Lookers Destiny made a wild break in the first turn, which in turn caused confusion and interference to the remainder of the field. A number of horses were checked up by their drivers and managed to maneuver around the breaker, but Jetta Dawn and One Hot Shot weren't among the lucky ones....read on

Plante Surpasses 2,000-Win Mark

December 31, 2012:

Driver J.R. Plante had more than just the New Year to celebrate on Monday evening as he reached a special career milestone with a pair of wins early on the card at Georgian Downs....read on

Plante Secures Flamboro Dash Title; WEG, CDP Races Up For Grabs

December 30, 2012:

Bragging rights are on the line as the 2012 Canadian harness racing season concludes, with tight races between trainers and drivers at tracks across the country....read on

Plante Puts Up Five At Flamboro

December 26, 2012:

J.R. Plante put together a five-win performance at Flamboro Downs on Boxing Day, and in doing so he’s just one win away from enjoying his first ever 400-win season....read on

Series Winners Help Plante To Five-Bagger

December 23, 2012:

J.R. Plante picked up a pair of live catch-drives aboard Camerons Pacing Series winners Loves A Challenge and Star Chaser en route to a five-win Saturday night at Georgian Downs....read on

ORC Releases Rulings

November 6, 2012:

On Monday, the Ontario Racing Commission released a number of rulings regarding standardbred racing.

Please use the links below to access the ORC’s release of the following Rulings:...read on

Drivers Answer "What Now?"

July 28, 2012:

Amidst the province’s racing upheaval, three Ontario drivers share their hopes (and fears) about the day after tomorrow. And the day after that. And the day after that....read on

Young Guns Lend A Helping Hand

June 18, 2012:

Trot Insider has learned that a handful of reinsmen joined forces to raise more than $4,400 from their mounts and donations this past weekend for fellow injured driver Stuart Sowerby....read on

Drivers Handicap Xtreme Pick 4

August 26, 2011:

Who better to handicap the $10,000 Xtreme Pick 4 than Dan Clements, Anthony MacDonald and J.R. Plante, three of the top drivers in the history of Xtreme Horsepower?...read on


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