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Freshmen Face Off In OSS At Mohawk

August 20, 2017:

Mohawk Racetrack hosted a total of four divisions of the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Series on Saturday, August 19, with two splits for the two-year-old pacing colts and two for the two-year-old pacing fillies....read on

JK Panache Takes Vernon Feature

August 20, 2017:

JK Panache won the Saturday, August 19 featured pace at Vernon Downs at odds of 3-2 in 1:52.2....read on

Bit Of A Legend N Wins Yonkers Open

August 20, 2017:

Odds-on Bit of a Legend N paid a price for the lead, then made his opponents pay the price for giving it to him Saturday, August 19, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Open Handicap Pace.

In the hunt early from assigned post position No. 6, Bit Of A Legend N took over from 21-1 shot Caviart Luca just after a :26.3 opening quarter-mile, soon slowing the pace to a :55.1 half....read on

Fireyourguns Still Undefeated At Batavia

August 20, 2017:

Fireyourguns once again showed his local dominance as he won his third $10,000 Open Handicap victory at Batavia Downs on Saturday, August 19....read on

Arsenic Ascends To Saratoga Score

August 20, 2017:

Arsenic, sent off the favourite, won the $11,250 feature pace at Saratoga Harness on Saturday, August 19 in 1:52.3....read on

Gillespie Bounces To Kawartha Hat Trick

August 20, 2017:

It was an excellent night for Jim Gillespie at Kawartha Downs Saturday night as he won three races on the eight-race program and a pair of bouncy pony races as well....read on

Takter, Miller Dominate KYSS

August 19, 2017:

The Red Mile hosted the first leg of the Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for two-year-old pacers with two divisions of both colts and fillies racing for a purse of $30,000 and Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter came to play.

In the first colt division, Grand Teton steamrolled the field in the stretch for the Takter-Brett Miller combo, winning going away in 1:52.4....read on

Shadow Place Takes 58th Gold Cup & Saucer

August 19, 2017:

Shadow Place, sent off at odds of 10-1, pounced on the speedy tempo set by 2-5 favourite Always At My Place to take the $60,000 58th renewal of the Sobey's Gold Cup & Saucer in 1:53.2....read on

Hanover Hosts Balanced Image Elims

August 19, 2017:

A pair of $5,000 eliminations for the Balanced Image headlined the 10-race program at Hanover Raceway on Saturday, August 19, with the top four two-year-old trotters from the two eliminations returning for the $61,400 Saturday, August 26....read on

Americanprimetime Best At Pocono

August 19, 2017:

The rain came to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono just before the $20,000 featured pace on Saturday, August 19, but the moisture didn’t deter Americanprimetime from going wire-to-wire in 1:49.4 over the surface downgraded to “sloppy.”...read on

Village Jamie Drives In Georgian Feature

August 19, 2017:

In wire-to-wire fashion, Village Jamie won the $7,800 feature pace at Georgian Downs on Saturday, August 19....read on

Tony Ciuffetelli Wins Billings At Saratoga

August 19, 2017:

The CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series, now in its second half of the 2017 season, made a stop at Saratoga Harness on Saturday, August 19 and homeboy Tony Ciuffetelli made short work of the contest when he rallied EJ’s Last Dance to a 1:59 victory....read on

Maid In Alberta Strolls In ABSS

August 19, 2017:

Saturday, August 19 at Century Downs featured two divisions of the $53,900 Alberta Sires Stakes for two-year-old filly pacers....read on

Velaye Ecstatic Entering Prix D'Ete

August 19, 2017:

Maxime Velaye, who trains Sports Authority in the $200,000 Prix D'Ete on Sunday, August 20 at Hippodrome 3R, is overjoyed to have a shot at taking the classic event....read on

Gillis, McClure Seek Success At Georgian

August 19, 2017:

Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing colts will light up Georgian Downs on Sunday evening in advance of the Innisfil oval’s signature event, the $75,000 Honourable Earl Rowe Invitation Trot....read on

Blue Chip Goshen Yearlings Online

August 19, 2017:

Blue Chip Farms has announced that its 2017 Yearling Videos for the Goshen Yearling Sale are now available online....read on

Red Mile Hosts KYSS Sophomores

August 19, 2017:

The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for three-year-old pacers and trotters get underway on Sunday night at The Red Mile. They'll have two preliminary legs leading up to $175,000 finals for all groups on Sunday, September 17....read on

World Trotting Conference Closes With Commitment To The Future

August 19, 2017:

The 2017 World Trotting Conference concluded with its official closing ceremony on Saturday, August 19, at the Delta Prince Edward, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The torch was passed from Canada to Sweden, where the conference will be hosted in 2019....read on

International Media Awards Presented

August 19, 2017:

On Saturday, August 19, the International Media Award winners were announced at the 25th edition of the World Trotting Conference, hosted in Charlottetown, PEI....read on

Ys Lotus Scratched From GC&S

August 19, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that 2016 Gold Cup & Saucer winner and 2017 trial winner Ys Lotus will be scratched from Saturday night's final....read on

Quick Draft A Equals Lifetimes Best

August 19, 2017:

Quick Draft A (Art Major) came from off the pace to record a victory in the Friday night feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Open Trot To Fashion Creditor

August 19, 2017:

Fashion Creditor (Mike Merton) would charge late and emerge with the victory in the $12,000 Open Trot at Tioga Downs Friday night (August 18)....read on

Kadabra Queen Earns Third Gold Win

August 19, 2017:

Mohawk Racetrack hosted the two-year-old trotting colts and fillies on Friday evening (August 18) and the novices put on an impressive show in a trio of Gold Series divisions....read on

Batavia Open To Edom Up Blue Boy

August 19, 2017:

On a night when overlooked horses took the spotlight, Edom Up Blue Boy ground out a hard earned, first-over victory in the $10,500 Open Handicap Trot at Batavia Downs on Friday (August 18) despite being dismissed by the betting public at 37-1....read on

Windsong Leo Rallies For MacGregor Win

August 18, 2017:

Windsong Leo and driver/trainer Daniel O'Brian went from last to first to take the $20,000 James 'Roach' MacGregor Memorial, the Gold Cup & Saucer Consolation, wrapping an action-packed double-header of harness racing on Friday (August 18) that also featured the final leg of the 2017 World Driving Championship....read on

Sell A Bit N Scores In Yonkers Open

August 18, 2017:

Favoured Sell A Bit N (Jordan Stratton, $4.40) proved the fastest femme Friday night (Aug. 18), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Fear The Dragon Overwhelms 'Wild' Huntsville

August 18, 2017:

Perhaps Fear The Dragon heard through the grapevine that Huntsville was poised to avenge his defeat by ‘Dragon’ in the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids. Perhaps he was still miffed by his tough loss last week to his stablemate, Downbytheseaside, in the Carl Milstein. Or perhaps he’s just that good....read on

Svanstedt Sweeps Zweig Trots

August 18, 2017:

Yes Mickey closed along the pylons to defeat the award-winning filly Ariana G at the finish line for a 34-1 upset in the $320,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot on Friday night (August 18) at Vernon Downs. Trainer Ake Svanstedt swept the Zweig stakes, with his stable's Evelyn and driver Andy Miller also winning the $135,000 filly division....read on

Bouncy Ponies Coming To Kawartha

August 18, 2017:

Four of Kawartha Downs’ drivers and four trainers will compete in bouncy pony races during the harness racing program on Saturday night (August 19) at the Fraserville track....read on

Crowd Greets Campbell And Hennessey

August 18, 2017:

John Campbell and Wally Hennessey, two superstars in the world of harness racing, were on hand Wednesday for the launch of the book World Harness Racing. It all took place at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, Canada....read on

Red Mile Qualifier Report

August 18, 2017:

The Red Mile hosted qualifying races at noon today after an hour postponement while the track recovered from last night’s deluge. By then it was dry and kinda fast, maybe a little dull with moderate temperatures and no wind....read on

Catalog Available For Ohio Selected Jug Sale

August 18, 2017:

The catalog for the Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale is now available on the Lexington Selected website and on the Equineline Sales catalog app for the iPad. Print catalogs are in the mail and should be received in the coming days....read on

Sintra Instilled Prix D'Ete Favourite

August 18, 2017:

Sintra has been made the 2-1 morning line favourite in Sunday’s $200,000 Prix D’Ete at the Hippodrome 3R for four-year-old pacers....read on

Black Book Sale Preview Now Available

August 18, 2017:

Standardbred Horse Sales Company is proud to announce that the 79th Annual Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview is now available at The Black Book website. Individual yearling pedigrees will soon follow, with yearling video links posted closer to the sale....read on

Missile J Returns Saturday

August 18, 2017:

Multiple stakes-winner Missile J returns to the races at Yonkers Raceway Saturday, August 19 after a brief freshening. Trainer Scott Di Domenico, who purchased Missile J out of the Tattersalls January Mixed Sale with owners John McGill and Brian Carsey, entered the pacer back in the $35,000 sub-featured 4-Year-Old Open Handicap....read on

Tioga Sunday Stakes Set

August 18, 2017:

Tioga Downs will be the focus of the harness racing universe on the afternoon of Sunday, August 20 featuring the $163,000 Roll With Joe Free-For-All Grand Circuit stake and the $521,950 Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) pacing finals....read on

WTC Symposium Concludes

August 18, 2017:

The 2017 World Trotting Conference 25 Symposium concluded on Thursday with four panels addressing topics important to the future of harness racing worldwide....read on

Upsets In Atlantic Sires Stakes

August 18, 2017:

Freshman pacing fillies were in the spotlight Thursday evening at the Charlottetown Driving Park as the half-miler oval hosted five divisions of the Atlantic Sires Stakes....read on

Its A Miracle Goes The Distance

August 17, 2017:

Chris Lems put the pedal to the metal early with Its A Miracle in Thursday’s $9,500 Fillies & Mares Open Pace, and the Jordan Hope trainee rolled to an impressive win in the featured affair....read on

Alexis Faith Still Perfect

August 17, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway Thursday night played host to the $156,000 New York Sire Stakes Clyde Hirt Pace for two-year-old fillies....read on

Fillies Impress In Gold Divisions

August 17, 2017:

Three-year-old trotting fillies flocked to Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening as the oval offered some serious cash in a set of O.S.S. Gold Series tilts....read on

Cantabernet Cruises In Define The World; Five Straight For Intended Style

August 17, 2017:

A compact field of five faced the gate in Thursday’s lone division of the Define The World Series, with Cantabernet turning in a maiden-breaking score in the $14,000 affair....read on

More Merton Mastery At Plainridge Park

August 17, 2017:

Although there were two Open Handicap trots on the Thursday afternoon card at Plainridge Park, the best performance of the day came from a mid-level conditioned contest. And the one constant no matter what race was run; Greg Merton remains on fire....read on

2017 Standardbred Poll – Week 12

August 17, 2017:

The Week 12 results from the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll have been released, and Fear The Dragon is still topping the charts....read on

Top 10 Jug Contenders – Week #2

August 17, 2017:

Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, has released his second weekly instalment of the Top 10 Jug Contenders list in anticipation of the 72nd renewal of the pacing classic....read on

Gold Cup & Saucer Final Set

August 17, 2017:

Always At My Place has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favourite for this Saturday’s (Aug. 19) $60,000 Sobeys Gold Cup & Saucer, the centerpiece of Old Home Week at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park on PEI....read on

WDC Day 4 Video Recap

August 17, 2017:

The fourth leg of the 2017 World Driving Championship is now in the books. Go behind the scenes and see what was going on during the competition's stop in Quebec. ….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

James MacDonald Video Blog 5

August 17, 2017:

As Canadian harness racing fans from coast to coast tune in to follow the 2017 World Driving Championship, driver James MacDonald has been providing updates through an ongoing video blog series on the Standardbred Canada website....read on

Brown On Fear The Dragon’s Friday Tilt

August 17, 2017:

A few weeks ago, Fear The Dragon and Huntsville duelled for virtually the entire back half of the 2017 Delvin Miller Adios Pace, and it made for one of the most thrilling races in the 51 editions of the classic....read on


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