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American Risk Gets All The Glory

September 5, 2021:

After a dead-heat victory last weekend in Truro Raceway's featured pace, American Risk had the spotlight all to himself on Sunday afternoon (September 5) on

Starters Share Same Objective

February 3, 2021:

A horse is a horse and a bet may be a bet, but the different codes of races start in uniquely different ways that separate one from the other. Despite employing completely different methods to send horses on their way, starters across racing share the same objective: to make sure every horse receives a fair and safe getaway in order to protect the investments of their owners, the integrity of the sport, and the bettors' on

Ins And Outs Of The Starting Gate

March 2, 2020:

You’ve watched thousands of harness races and have seen the starter an equal amount of times, yet only a select few get the opportunity to hop in the vehicle for a first-person perspective. Let’s just say that getting a Standardbred race underway isn’t as simple as some may on

On The Gate Or A Little Late?

November 13, 2019:

As a rule, would you rather your horse leave from the outermost post on the starting gate or in a trailing position? on

From Delaware To Budapest

May 14, 2018:

After a journey of more than 5,000 miles, the harness racing starting gate used for the prestigious Little Brown Jug in Delaware, Ohio, is now safely in the least likely of racing locations: Budapest, on

Vintage Starting Gate Discovered

April 9, 2018:

An item which recently appeared on the Standardbred Canada website showcased an unearthed, mid-1970s emergency vehicle that had been used at Sudbury Downs. Now, images of an even older raceway classic have surfaced, and the ride is on

Friday Card Cut Short At Northlands

December 15, 2017:

Northlands Park was forced to cancel its final three races on its Friday night (December 15) harness racing card, which had nine scheduled races, due to a starting gate on

Update: No Contest Due To Gate Issue

January 14, 2017:

Fraser Downs' ninth race was declared a 'No Contest' on Friday night (January 13) and wagers were refunded due to a starting gate on

Clinton Hosts Memorial Card

August 28, 2016:

This Sunday (August 28) at Clinton Raceway, six memorial races were held in honour of passed individuals and on

Track Operator Fined After Worker Killed

February 19, 2016:

The company that operates racing at a North American Standardbred track has been fined $5,000 in relation to the death of a longtime employee last on

Mohawk Qualifiers Rescheduled

October 8, 2015:

On Thursday, October 8, the Woodbine Entertainment Group was forced to cancel the remainder of Mohawk Racetrack's morning qualifying session after just two races. The Mohawk race office has provided Trot Insider with an update regarding the remaining races, which have been on

Gate Gaffe Results In ‘No Contest’

September 3, 2015:

A mechanical problem with the starting gate resulted in the ORC Judges declaring Thursday’s third race at Rideau Carleton Raceway a ‘No Contest.’ on

Rave Reviews For New Starting Gate

June 20, 2015:

Since the management at the Hippodrome 3R introduced their new slanted starting gate things are changing, for the good, when it comes to win percentages, outside post position statistics, even average win payout on

Hippodrome 3R Rolls Out New Wheels

June 10, 2015:

The Hippodrome 3R newest edition to their harness racing meet, a brand new Ford F250 slanted starting gate, was used for the first time Wednesday and Canbec Lindor used it to her advantage in the seventh race pace in scoring an upset at odds of 87-1 and paid $177.00 to on

Hippodrome 3R Officials Excited

February 9, 2015:

Officials from the Quebec Jockey Club have provided details regarding some of the changes that will be in effect for the 2015 season of live racing at Hippodrome 3R, which includes an adjustment to the race-date on

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