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Pompano Open To Drachan Hanover

February 19, 2017:

Pompano Park’s $12,000 Open Handicap went, in a mild upset, to the Nova Scotia-owned pacer Drachan Hanover and driver John MacDonald on Sunday night (February 19)....read on

Manitoba 2016 Awards Presented

February 19, 2017:

The top performers of the 2016 Manitoba harness racing season were recognized at the annual industry awards banquet on Saturday, Feb. 18 in Miami, Manitoba....read on

Henry Sweeps Flamboro Features

February 19, 2017:

Driver Travis Henry swept Sunday evening's $7,500 Preferred 3 co-features at Flamboro Downs with first-time 2017 winners Thorn In Your Side and Honor Roll....read on

Illwinifican Lowers Mark In Fraser Open

February 19, 2017:

Illwinifican turned in a career-best performance winning the $11,000 Open Pace in 1:54.1 over a sloppy track at Fraser Downs for trainer and co-owner Dennis Johnston on Sunday, Feb. 19....read on

New Race Venues For Iowa In 2017

February 19, 2017:

The Iowa Harness Horse Association (IaHHA) has announced that it will be adding two racing venues to the 2017 schedule - the Lee County Fair at Donnellson, Iowa and the Hamilton County Fair at Webster City, Iowa....read on

Italy-USA Amateurs Dead-Heat Leg One

February 19, 2017:

Basketball's March Madness is almost upon us, but there was February Madness at Pompano Park on Saturday night as the Italian-American Amateur Challenge got underway in the first of a two night, four-race series....read on

A Little Starstruk Takes Survivor Title

February 19, 2017:

The first of four February “Survivor Series” champions was crowned Sunday afternoon (February 19) at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Bettor Rock On Shines On Opening Day

February 19, 2017:

Bettor Rock On N came from well off the pace to secure the victory in the first feature of the 2017 racing season at Saratoga Casino Hotel on the year’s opening day card, Sunday, Feb. 19....read on

Outspoken And Out For Change

February 19, 2017:

"I want to see [horse racing] prosper. I think I'm the right guy for the job because for 30 years, it always seemed my vision was not of its time, and now I've got a board of directors that endorses it"...read on / continuer à lire

Poll: 2017's Returning Stars

February 19, 2017:

Of the returning 2016 O'Brie‎n Award winning horses, which are you most looking forward to seeing compete in 2017?...read on

Rideau Cancels Sunday Card

February 19, 2017:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have announced that the live harness racing scheduled for Sunday, February 19 has been cancelled due to unsafe track conditions....read on

Shebestingin's Brother Breaks Maiden

February 19, 2017:

Iminurblindspot, the three-year-old full brother to world champion Shebestingin, broke his maiden in his third career start on Saturday night (February 18) at The Meadowlands....read on

Rock Of Cashel Stars At Yonkers

February 18, 2017:

It was the old double-nickel Saturday night as a pair of fives took down Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 co-featured Open Handicaps....read on

Latest Desire Triples In Miami Valley Open

February 18, 2017:

Latest Desire made it three-in-a-row in O-hi-o on Saturday night (February 18) at Miami Valley Raceway, capturing the $22,000 Open I Pace again despite being assigned the outermost post position in the field of nine....read on

Itsonlyrocknroll Triumphs Despite Miscue

February 18, 2017:

A break at the start looked like it might have doomed the chances of Itsonlyrocknroll A ($3.80) in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Pace on Saturday night (February 18), but in the end, he had the remaining six participants waving the white flag in surrender....read on

Nickle Bag Returns To Winner's Circle

February 18, 2017:

Preferred regular Nickle Bag earned his first win of the year at Woodbine Racetrack, prevailing in this week's $34,000 featured event on Saturday night (February 18)....read on

Dead-Heat Record Set At Meadows

February 18, 2017:

Mykindachip was wearing down the leader on the inside. Ontario-bred Dapper Dude was rallying furiously on the outside to erase a four-length deficit. When they hit the wire in Saturday’s $18,000 Winners Over Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, the camera couldn’t separate them....read on

Metajka Road Closes Northlands Meet

February 18, 2017:

Metajka Road closed out the meet at Northlands Park, winning the top level $20,000-$25,000 claiming-conditioned handicap pace over the streaking Justabitcrazy on Saturday, Feb. 18....read on

Florida Awards Banquet Details

February 18, 2017:

The Florida Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced its annual Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame Awards Banquet will take place on Friday, March 10....read on

Rideau Carleton Training Notice

February 18, 2017:

The Rideau Carleton Race Office would like to advise horsepeople that the main track will be closed for training on Sunday, Feb. 19....read on

Flamboro Cancels Saturday Card

February 18, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that the card of harness racing slated for Saturday (February 18) at Flamboro Downs has been cancelled due to unsafe track conditions....read on

Big Purses On The Line At Yonkers

February 18, 2017:

Last Saturday night, Yonkers Raceway offered $280,000 in overnight purse money and this Saturday, that total will be eclipsed with the $326,000 that the Hilltop Oval is putting up for grabs on the 10-race card....read on

McKee "Looking Better Every Day"

February 18, 2017:

The family of Sam McKee has provided another progress report on the Hall of Famer after he suffered a serious stroke earlier this month....read on

SC Rewind: The Filion Pace

February 18, 2017:

In this week's Rewind, Robert Smith recalls a rather rare happening on New Years Day 1975. The members of a famous Quebec racing family gathered to put on a memorable show for the racing patrons at Connaught Park in Hull and had a lot of fun in the process....read on

All In The Family For Wellwoods

February 18, 2017:

Bill Wellwood accomplished much with his thoughtful attention to detail as a trainer and harness horseman, quite enough to be inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame....read on

Masse Sweeps Fraser Stakes Finals

February 18, 2017:

Its Eds Idea and Light The Shadow finally had the chance to shine, winning a pair of four-year-old stakes finals for trainer/driver Serge Masse and owner Lucy Raymond on Friday night (February 17) at Fraser Downs following recent cancellations at the Surrey oval....read on

Dusty Lane Zendaya Wins WEG Debut

February 18, 2017:

Prince Edward Island-bred Dusty Lane Zendaya was victorious in her WEG Circuit debut, winning in a 1:54.4 Canadian season's record for a three-year-old pacing filly....read on

Rose Run Parker Dominates At Big M

February 17, 2017:

Rose Run Parker, the two-time Indiana Sire Stakes champion, was a dominant winner at The Meadowlands in his 2017 debut on Friday night (February 17)....read on

Rollie Wilson Passes

February 17, 2017:

Rollie C. Wilson, 96, of Galion, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Magnolia Terrace in Galion where he had been a resident for the past three years....read on

Waasmula Tops Woodbine Distaffers

February 17, 2017:

Millionaire pacing mare Waasmula closed off the cover of favourite Bernadette and defeated that foe at the wire to notch her 30th career win in the featured $25,000 distaff pace on Friday night (February 17) at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Noone To Depend On Wires Open Mares

February 17, 2017:

After a four-week absence, Noone To Depend On returned to the winner’s circle following the Friday (February 17) $22,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Bedroomconfessions Romps At Yonkers

February 17, 2017:

Bedroomconfessions (Scott Zeron, $8.70) gave nothing else a shot Friday night (February 17), easily winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Inside The Richest Handicapping Tourney

February 17, 2017:

"It feels like being on the floor of a stock exchange during a market crash, or if everyone in a Price Is Right studio audience each drank a pot of coffee. It's the horse racing Hunger Games, but instead of Katniss Everdeen everyone looks like your wayward uncle who enjoys playing the ponies."...read on

Perfect Rendition Unbeaten At Buffalo

February 17, 2017:

Life is just 'perfect' right now for Perfect Rendition at Buffalo Raceway as he kept his record unblemished there with an easy one and three-quarter length win in the featured $10,000 Open Trot in 2:01.1 over the sloppy track on Friday night (February 17)....read on

Peter Lyons Passes

February 17, 2017:

Peter Lyons, a regular trainer and owner at Kawartha Downs during the 1970s and ‘80s, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ont. on February 11. He was 80....read on

OSAS Show Dates Announced

February 17, 2017:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society’s 2017 show dates have been announced as July 16 and September 3....read on

Response To NY Glaucine Rulings

February 17, 2017:

On Friday, February 17, lawyer and Standardbred horse owner Howard Taylor issued a response to the New York State Gaming Commission’s statement and handling of the glaucine positives that were produced in New York State....read on

SC Office Closure Notice

February 17, 2017:

Please be aware that Standardbred Canada's main office in Mississauga, Ont. will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of the Family Day holiday....read on

McIntosh To Head East

February 17, 2017:

It has been announced that Hall of Fame horseman Bob McIntosh will soon be heading to the Maritimes for the first time....read on

Rideau Race Date Added

February 17, 2017:

Officials with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario have announced that they have approved a change to Rideau Carleton Raceway’s 2017 race date calendar....read on

OPP Brass Vs. Trivia Tricksters

February 17, 2017:

They’re the highest ranking officers in Wellington County OPP, but can they outsmart 100 ambitious trivia tricksters?...read on

Meadows Adds $20K Guarantee For Pick 5

February 17, 2017:

On Saturday, February 18, the Meadows will offer a $20,000 total-pool guarantee for its Pick 5 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative....read on

Davis Entry Favoured At The ‘Big M’

February 17, 2017:

The Meadowlands Racetrack will host a dozen dashes on Saturday night (February 18), and will feature a ‘cracker-jack’ field of 10 in Race 7, a condition/optional claiming pace for a purse of $15,000....read on

SBOA Stallion Auction A Success

February 17, 2017:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association reports that its 2017 Stallion Breeding Auction was a huge success....read on

Wiggle It Jiggleit Returns

February 17, 2017:

"People act surprised and question that I'm not racing him now and I'm like 'this horse raced more than any three-year-old, and he raced as much as any four-year-old, and better than any three- and four-year-old I've seen in recent years' and everybody says 'there's something wrong with him'."...read on

Miller Sweeps 'G Notes' Series Finals

February 16, 2017:

Brett Miller stole the show on a cold, windy night at The Meadowlands on Thursday (February 16), winning four of the night’s nine races including both Dash For The G-Notes Series finals....read on

Stealth Bomber Impressive In Debut

February 16, 2017:

First-time starter Stealth Bomber, a full brother to owner Frank Bellino's double millionaire pacer Rock N Roll Heaven, was an impressive winner on Thursday night (February 16) at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Ole Jack Magic Triumphs In Preferred

February 16, 2017:

Ole Jack Magic and driver Scott Young rebuffed a mid-mile challenge and went on to win the $7,500 Preferred 3 Trot featured on Thursday night's (February 16) harness racing card at Flamboro Downs....read on

Always At My Place Wins Dover Debut

February 16, 2017:

Always At My Place made his first visit to Dover Downs a winning one, having just enough to nip Cajon Lightning by a short nose in the $30,000 Preferred Handicap in 1:51.1 while Sweet Rock came on to catch Emeritus Maximus in the final strides to win the $27,500 Delaware Special on a windy and chilly Thursday, Feb. 16....read on

Impact Of VLTs On NY Racing Examined

February 16, 2017:

"I’ve said to many people that if you want to make money in [harness] racing, this is the best opportunity you’ve had in many, many years."...read on


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