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Walk The Red Carpet With The Heathers

February 19, 2020:

Want to walk the Red Carpet at the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s annual Dan Patch Awards dinner at Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Fla. on Sunday night (Feb. 23)? An expected crowd of more than 300 will have the chance, but so too do those who can’t make the trip....read on

MD Magic Headlines MN Awards Lineup

February 19, 2020:

On the strength of his second consecutive record-setting year, MD Magic has grabbed the headline heading into this Saturday's (Feb. 22) annual MHRI meeting and awards banquet....read on

Virtual Reality Game Coming To Ontario Racetracks

February 19, 2020:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association has partnered with The Farm Games, creators of ‘Off and Pacing’ and ‘Catch Driver,’ to bring you a never before seen experience – a fully immersive VR arcade harness racing game....read on

Shartin N Surfaces

February 19, 2020:

After having been absent from the charter’s eye since the TVG Mares Pace in late November, Shartin N, the accomplished aged distaffer, surfaced on Wednesday morning (Feb. 19) during a five-race qualifying session at Dover Downs....read on

Alphabet Queen Lands In London

February 18, 2020:

Riding the pocket, Alphabet Queen slipped past tiring leaders to narrowly win the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 3 Handicap Pace at odds of 19-1 on Tuesday (Feb. 18) at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Dover Track Record For Tight Lines

February 18, 2020:

Tight Lines equalled a track record en route to victory in the Open Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday night (Feb. 18)....read on

Running Aces Stall Applications Available

February 18, 2020:

Running Aces is happy to announce that stall applications for the 2020 live racing season are now available and are due by March 15.

The 2020 Live Racing season at Running Aces will open on Saturday, May 16 and run through Sunday, Sept. 13, with a total of 55 race nights, which will be the most to date in track history....read on

Claiming Championships Contested

February 18, 2020:

Three races shared the spotlight at Miami Valley Raceway on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 18), as the five-eighths mile oval hosted a $24,000 Open Trot, the $20,000 championship leg of the Robert J. Brown Memorial trotting series, and the $15,000 championship of the Survivor Series for $5,000 claiming mares....read on

Our GG Jets In Meadows Feature

February 18, 2020:

Our GG unleashed a relentless first-over move that carried her to victory in Tuesday’s (Feb. 19) feature at The Meadows, which an $11,500 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace....read on

Monticello Purses On The Increase

February 18, 2020:

It has been announced that purses are going up at Monticello Raceway....read on

Coronavirus Positive In NA Horse

February 18, 2020:

It has been announced that a horse in North America has tested positive for a Coronavirus....read on

Hawthorne Meet Underway

February 18, 2020:

Hawthorne Race Course’s 92-night harness season kicked off this past weekend, as numerous state-bred champions were on the track to make their first starts of the year....read on

Get To Know The Harlem River Speedway

February 18, 2020:

The Harness Racing Museum has released the details of the next installment of its popular ‘Learn & Create’ series....read on

PEIHRIA Informational Meeting Nears

February 18, 2020:

Officials with the Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association have announced some of the details in regard to an upcoming informational meeting....read on

Roy Open To The Grand Circuit

February 18, 2020:

“Any type of competitive guy would tell you that he wants to compete at the highest level (which, in harness racing, is the Grand Circuit). That’s for sure something I would like to do. To get there, you need the opportunities. I just want to keep doing [well] and take any of the opportunities I can get.”...read on

Watch The Dan Patch Awards Live

February 18, 2020:

The name of the 2019 U.S. Horse of the Year will be announced this coming Sunday night (Feb. 23) during the annual U.S. Harness Writers Association’s (USHWA) Dan Patch Awards Dinner....read on

Restless Yankee To Minnesota Hall

February 18, 2020:

This Saturday (Feb. 22), Minnesota Harness Racing Inc. will bestow its highest honour upon one of the most prolific and successful pacers to ever compete in the ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes.’...read on

‘Big M’ WHHC Qualifier This Weekend

February 18, 2020:

Fans can get in on the qualifying action this Saturday (Feb. 22) when the Meadowlands Racetrack hosts its second WHHC qualifier of 2020....read on

Prix D’Ete Consolation Announced

February 18, 2020:

The Quebec Jockey Club has announced that this year’s edition of the $200,000 Prix d’Ete for four-year-old pacers will also feature a $50,000 consolation....read on

Northfield Offers $20k Pick-5 Guarantee

February 17, 2020:

MGM Northfield Park has announced the addition of a $20,000 Pick-5 total pool guarantee to Tuesday’s program....read on

Preferred Repeat For National Debt

February 17, 2020:

It was a blanket finish in Monday’s $11,500 Horses & Geldings Preferred 2 class for pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and when the dust settled it was National Debt coming out on top as the 1-2 betting favourite....read on

Steuben Hanover Takes Pepsi Series

February 17, 2020:

Trainer Ben Baillargeon sent a strong, 1-2 punch going into Monday’s $34,000 final of the Pepsi Trotting Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park, but it was another Quebec native who watched one of his square-gaited students pull off the minor upset....read on

The Raceway Cancels Tuesday Training

February 17, 2020:

Officials at The Raceway at Western Fair District would like to advise horsepeople the track will be closed for training on Tuesday, February 18 due to the forecast for mild temperatures and a combination of rain and snow overnight....read on

Drivers Or Jockeys Debate On Podcast

February 17, 2020:

The fifth instalment of the Down The Stretch Podcast is available for listening, and the latest edition features an interesting debate between drivers and jockeys....read on

Hiteman Memorial Series Continues

February 17, 2020:

A jammed leader board atop the Omar Hiteman Memorial Series standings at Miami Valley Raceway makes for an interesting championship when the top nine money winners gather on Monday, Feb. 24 for the $20,000 final....read on

Final Breath Repeats In Meadows Open

February 17, 2020:

Final Breath wrested the early lead from Perlucky and kept him at bay late to capture his second straight victory in Monday’s $18,000 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Kiwi Import Resumes 'Spa' Dominance

February 17, 2020:

The Presidents Day (Feb. 17) matinee card at Saratoga Casino Hotel was highlighted by the season’s first Open Pace, featuring five pacers from Down Under contesting a $15,000 purse. A familiar face emerged victorious, as Crockets Cullen N (Christian Cullen) lengthened his unprecedented win streak in the local Open ranks to 10....read on

Five For Aldrich At Monticello

February 17, 2020:

With drivers Jim Devaux and Greg Merton opting to race at Saratoga Casino Hotel, which opened their 2020 meeting this weekend, Bruce Aldrich Jr. took advantage of their absences and scored five winners on Monday afternoon (Feb. 17) at Monticello Raceway....read on

Full Siblings To Square Off

February 17, 2020:

For the first time in recent memory at Dover Downs, full siblings will square off in the same race when Sheez On A Cruze and JL Cruze meet six rivals in Tuesday’s (Feb. 18) $27,500 Open Trot, carded as Race 12....read on

Venaglia Tackles $35K Yonkers Pick-5

February 17, 2020:

With Yonkers Raceway offering a hefty Presidents Night (Monday, Feb. 17) Pick-5 wager, featuring a double carryover of $16,144.27 and a $35,000 guaranteed pool, the Hilltop oval has enlisted the assistance of Peter Venaglia to dissect the sequence....read on

Ahi: The Little Horse That Could

February 17, 2020:

For a horseman, when the phone rings in the middle of the night it’s rarely good news. On December 21, 2018, Shawn Steacy received a phone call from Joe Stutzman, owner of First Line Training Centre, that sent a shiver down his spine....read on / continuer à lire

Wellwood Offers Chance At 'Million'

February 17, 2020:

As Tuesday’s (Feb. 18) stakes nomination deadline looms, Woodbine Entertainment would like to remind connections of two-year-old trotters of the increased purse and Mohawk Million slot connected with the William Wellwood Memorial....read on

A Sure Bet On Excitement

February 17, 2020:

Thrilling, exhilarating, heart-pounding and unforgettable are but a few words that describe the experience of watching live horse racing at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Caviars Triumph Rushes To Flamboro Win

February 16, 2020:

Off a pocket ride, Caviars Triumph dashed to a narrow victory in the $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot at Flamboro Downs on Sunday (Feb. 16)....read on

Claimers Claimed In Game Of Claims

February 16, 2020:

The second preliminary rounds of the Game Of Claims Series continued on Sunday night (Feb. 16) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and horsemen looking for potential thronetakers in the Game Of Claims Championships two weeks hence claimed all three of the night’s series winners....read on

Round 2 Of Owens Memorial Contested

February 16, 2020:

Three divisions of second round action in the George ‘Red’ Owens Memorial late closing series were featured on the Sunday (Feb. 16) matinee at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Saratoga Meet Kicks Off

February 16, 2020:

Sunday (Feb. 16) marked the start of the 2020 racing season at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The track’s 10-race program was highlighted by a $15,000 Open Trot....read on

Boiling Oar Is Boiling Hot

February 16, 2020:

After having been bet down to even-money status for Fraser Downs’ $10,800 Open Pace on Sunday (Feb. 16), Boiling Oar ($4.10) went to the front, made every pole a winning one, and recorded a 1:51.3 win, which was his third consecutive victory at the track’s top level....read on

Rideau Qualifiers Cancelled

February 16, 2020:

Trot Insider has been informed that officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have been forced to cancel the track’s qualifying session that was scheduled for today (Sunday, Feb. 16)....read on

Standardbreds Dodge Barn Fire

February 16, 2020:

Horsepeople are being reminded to do what they can around their properties to minimize the chance of barn fires after a blaze recently ripped through a facility that was home to five Standardbreds....read on

Equine Guelph’s Mare & Foal Care Tool

February 16, 2020:

When Equine Guelph launched its new Mare & Foal Care Tool, the how-to videos received great feedback as tools to prepare owners for the expected and unexpected....read on

Don't Look Past The Blacksmith

February 16, 2020:

“I’ve had more than my share of cuts and bumps and broken bones: A shattered kneecap, a couple of broken ribs, broken wrist, a couple of broken bones in the hand, so it certainly takes its toll on you.”...read on

COSA Office Closed Monday

February 16, 2020:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association office will be closed on Monday, February 17 for the Family Day holiday....read on

Yonkers Opens To Swansea, 'Ostro'

February 16, 2020:

Favoured Swansea and Ostro Hanover both lasted on the lead Saturday night (Feb. 15), winning Yonkers Raceway’s pair of $40,000 Open Handicaps....read on

Im Some Graduate Grabs 'M1' Feature

February 16, 2020:

Maybe the trip didn’t go exactly as driver Yannick Gingras had hoped, but he made it work nonetheless in the Saturday night (Feb. 15) feature at the Meadowlands Racetrack, as he scored with Im Some Graduate in a $31,250 high-end conditioned pace....read on

$35K Guaranteed Pick 5 Monday At Yonkers

February 16, 2020:

A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Monday evening’s (Feb. 17) Pick-5 wager starts with a double-carryover of $16,144.27 and a $35,000 guaranteed pool. The guarantee has been approved by the New York State Gaming Commission and is conjunction with the U.S. Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program....read on

So Much More Motors At Mohawk

February 15, 2020:

Off as the 7-5 favourite, So Much More fired off cover to land first at the finish in the $36,000 Preferred Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday (Feb. 15)....read on

Im A Big Deal Tops Miami Features

February 15, 2020:

Thrilling finishes and quick miles were prevalent on Saturday night (Feb. 15) at Miami Valley Raceway, highlighted by a $22,500 Open I Pace, a $20,000 Open II Pace, and the final two preliminary divisions of the second annual Bill Dailey Memorial Medley....read on

Heated Action In Game Of Claims Series

February 15, 2020:

The Game Of Claims Series continued on Saturday (Feb. 15) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Beachy Dream Drafts To Buffalo Score

February 15, 2020:

After having drawn Post 8 in the first two starts of his 2020 campaign, Beachy Dream finally got some luck, as he drew Post 1 in Buffalo Raceway's featured $11,000 Class 'AA' pace on Saturday night (Feb. 15)....read on


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