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Kennel Buddy Reclaims His Throne

April 27, 2017:

Trotters were in the spotlight Thursday evening at Flamboro Downs, and a horse that’s grown accustomed to being in that spotlight captured the $11,000 Preferred 2 for trotters....read on

Mohawk Pick-5 Pays Boxcars!

April 27, 2017:

The Mohawk Pick-5 has become one of the most popular wagers on the Woodbine Entertainment circuit and Thursday evening it was the subject of plenty of buzz....read on

Billings Bragging Rights For Hechkoff

April 27, 2017:

Known in the Billings Series as “the Headhunter” because in his professional life he’s an executive recruiter, Bob Hechkoff added another victory to his amateur driving credentials when he reined The Franchise to a 1:59.4 victory in a Billings Trot eastern region event which was contested Thursday as a non-wagering affair at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Plainridge Feature To Just Make Believe

April 27, 2017:

Class relief was the difference for Just Make Believe, who stepped down from last week’s Open to take Thursday’s $10,000 feature race for conditional trotters at Plainridge Park....read on

Amateur Scores For Schwartz, Ciuffetelli

April 27, 2017:

Two exciting races in the North American Amateur Drivers Association trotting series went to post on the betting card at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon, and upon their completion Alan Schwartz and Tony Ciuffetelli each were victorious in their respective splits....read on

O'Brien Memorial Underway At Saratoga

April 27, 2017:

Thursday afternoon featured two divisions of the first leg of the Virginia O’Brien Memorial Pacing Series at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Monster ‘Super’ At Monticello

April 27, 2017:

On Thursday afternoon at Monticello Raceway in the fourth race the three longest shots on the board finished 1-2-3, and a result the toteboard was lit up....read on

Frank Basso Sr. Passes

April 27, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred horse owner and horse racing enthusiast Frank Basso Sr. recently passed away....read on

‘Not So Wealthy Series’ Details

April 27, 2017:

Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick have announced the details of it most recent late-closing series, entitled the Not So Wealthy Series....read on

Lokshin Joins The Meadowlands

April 27, 2017:

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is proud to announce the appointment of Andrea Lokshin to the position of Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Lokshin began her role on April 25....read on

Army Of One, Western Devil To Dance

April 27, 2017:

Army Of One and Western Devil, who have dominated their division this season at Cal Expo, will go at it once again in Saturday night’s featured $6,500 California Sire Stakes for the three-year-old pacing males....read on

Burton Discusses Ei Ei O

April 27, 2017:

“It’s very exciting; I’m grateful to Richard for giving me the opportunity to drive this trotter. Richard has said this horse could be as good, or better, than [Googoo Gaagaa]. I guess we’re getting ready to start finding this stuff out.”...read on

New COSA Directors Elected

April 27, 2017:

On Wednesday, April 26, the Central Ontario Standardbred Association’s auditing firm, KPMG, presented the 2017 election results at a meeting of the COSA Board of Directors....read on

Ontario Breeders Lawsuit Continues

April 27, 2017:

Trot Insider has received an update on the status of the legal proceedings between a group of Ontario breeders against the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery And Gaming Corp. (OLG)....read on

AGCO Update On Cobalt Testing

April 27, 2017:

On Thursday, April 27, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario sent out an informational bulletin in regard to cobalt testing....read on

Red Shores Comments On Old Home Week

April 27, 2017:

As the status of this summer’s Old Home Week has been the topic of a local media report, Trot Insider has been in contact with Red Shores/Atlantic Lottery Corporation. The organization has stated that live harness racing at the Charlottetown Driving Park and both the World Driving Championships and World Trotting Conference will not be affected, regardless of the outcome....read on

Drag Queen Race To Launch Season

April 27, 2017:

Grand River Raceway’s 2017 live horse racing season will launch on Friday, June 2 with a splash of royal glitz and glamour....read on

Brower, Prewitt To Join The ‘Big M’

April 27, 2017:

The award-winning Meadowlands Racetrack television broadcast will have a decidedly different look when the track’s Championship Meet begins on May 5....read on

Stars To Surface At The Meadowlands

April 27, 2017:

The Meadowlands Racetrack has an intriguing and eventful weekend on the horizon, as the ‘Big M’ will host 11 races on both Friday and Saturday evenings, with stakes types beginning to populate the card and the $50,000 World Harness Handicapping Challenge final on Saturday....read on

Allerage Star Injured, Retired

April 27, 2017:

It has been announced that top homebred trotting mare Allerage Star 4,1:52.3f ($420,090) has been retired due to injury....read on

A Dangerous Ariana G Returns

April 27, 2017:

Trainer Jimmy Takter will send out an imposing armada of performers in Saturday morning's qualifiers at The Meadowlands, and included among those horses is a seasonally-debuting trotting filly with 'grande' expectations....read on

Miss Coco Luck Invades The Raceway

April 26, 2017:

Shipping in off the WEG Circuit, Miss Coco Luck prevailed in a three-across finish in the $10,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Handicap Pace featured on Wednesday night (April 26) at The Raceway at the Western Fair District....read on

Deliciouslynaughty Equals Record

April 26, 2017:

Ontario-bred Deliciouslynaughty has certainly been a dominate damsel this season in New York. She proved it once again on Wednesday night (April 26), this time by finding a place in the Buffalo Raceway record book with a gutsy nose victory over Vla Faire in 1:54.2....read on

Wind Of The North Wins Harrington Debut

April 26, 2017:

Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's Wind Of The North ($2.20, Victor Kirby) had a successful Harrington Raceway debut with a 1:55.4 win in the featured $15,000 Open Trot on Wednesday (April 26)....read on

A Pair Of Equine Titles Released

April 26, 2017:

Skyhorse Publishing has released two exceptional equine titles this month: You Bet Your Life: My Incredible Adventures in Horse Racing and Offshore Betting by David Stevenson and America’s Wild Horses: The History of the Western Mustang by Steve Price....read on

'Name That Foal' Entries Due Friday

April 26, 2017:

Entries for the 2017 Name That Foal contest, presented by the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association (ASHA) and Meridian Farms, are due on Friday, April 28....read on

Thirty-Two Remain Prix D’Ete-Eligible

April 26, 2017:

Thirty-two four-year-old pacers remain eligible for Hippodrome 3R’s $200,000 Prix D’Ete, as just one of the record 33 horses originally nominated has dropped out....read on

Dominant Downbytheseaside Qualifier

April 26, 2017:

Multiple world record holder Downbytheseaside, the No.2-ranked colt in Trot Magazine’s 2017 Pepsi North America Cup Spring Book, recorded his second qualifying performance of the year on Wednesday, April 26, and the son of Somebeachsomewhere did it in victorious fashion....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

April 26, 2017:

The publicity department for the Grand Circuit has sent out its weekly recap and preview of Grand Circuit races....read on

Kirk Breed Pace Set For Friday

April 26, 2017:

This Friday’s main event at Cal Expo will be the $10,000 Kirk Breed Pace for pacing fillies and mares, with Hare To Eternity, Shark Festival and Mikeleh among the major players....read on

‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ Preview

April 26, 2017:

The ‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ show has sent out a preview for its Thursday, April 27 episode....read on

Harder Marvels At Older Mare Class

April 26, 2017:

“I love my mare. I’m not saying that I’m stepping out and beating those other (top Open) mares by any means, but I’ll tell you what, she’ll give them a shake. We just have to go race now.”...read on

ASBA Annual General Meeting Reminder

April 26, 2017:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association is reminding members of the organization’s upcoming annual general meeting....read on

Upcoming Owners Meeting On PEI

April 26, 2017:

Trot Insider has received some of the details surrounding the Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owners Association’s upcoming annual general meeting....read on

Arnold Stansley Passes

April 26, 2017:

Arnold William Stansley, 84, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away on Friday, April 21 after losing his seven-year battle with ALS....read on

Lee Wins Spring Survivor Contest

April 26, 2017:

Congratulations to Brent Lee of Edmonton, Alta. who is the winner of the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Spring Survivor Online Handicapping Contest....read on

Blue Chip Supports Breeders Association

April 26, 2017:

Blue Chip Farms has issued a release expressing its support for the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State. The HHBNYS has expressed concern with upcoming changes that will see the organization no longer handle the New York Sire Stakes program....read on

Spring Fever Zoom Poll Open!

April 26, 2017:

Fan Club members were asked to submit photos that showcase horses in spring and the many wonderful things that go along with it. We received lots of action shots that depicted what spring for horses is all about!...read on

Pompano Open To Spilling The Beans

April 25, 2017:

Spilling The Beans, who took a lifetime mark of 1:51.3 in Open 3 competition at Pompano Park last week, stepped up a notch to claim the top prize in the $9,500 Open Pace for Mares on Tuesday night, leading every step of the mile clocked in 1:52.3....read on

Payday 'Bonus' For Tight Lines

April 25, 2017:

“It ain't a fit night out for man or beast.”...read on

Spotlight On Trotters In Weiss

April 25, 2017:

Trotters of both sexes raced in three $15,000 divisions of Bobby Weiss Series action on Tuesday at The Downs and Mohegan Sun Pocono, with the distaffs going in their fourth and final prelim, while the males contesting their third prelim round action....read on

Victory For Veteran In London Preferred

April 25, 2017:

Ryan Holliday put the pedal to the metal on Spartan Victory in Tuesday’s $7,500 Preferred 3 for trotters at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and the classy campaigner kept on trucking en route to posting the 40th win of his career....read on

Harrington Open To Enhance Your Mind

April 25, 2017:

Bryan Truitt's Enhance Your Mind as a 1:54 winner in the $16,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway....read on

Churita Clicks In Miami Valley Feature

April 25, 2017:

For the second straight week, a mare beat the boys in the $22,000 Open Trot at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Georgian Gears Up For 2017 Meet

April 25, 2017:

With the 2017 racing season at Georgian Downs fast approaching, officials with Georgian Downs would like to share some important information and changes to the upcoming season....read on

Loren Proefrock Passes

April 25, 2017:

Loren W. Proefrock, 90, of Lincoln, Ill., passed away on April 23 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln....read on

53 Remain Eligible To N.A. Cup

April 25, 2017:

On Tuesday, April 25, the Woodbine Entertainment Group released the latest update of eligible horses for this year’s Pepsi North America Cup....read on

USTA Relaunches Improved Mobile Site

April 25, 2017:

The U.S. Trotting Association announced the relaunch of its new and improved mobile site at m.ustrotting.com on Tuesday (April 25)....read on

May 1 SC Stakes Reminders

April 25, 2017:

Standardbred Canada would like to inform members of the following BC Stakes payments that are due May 1, 2017....read on

The Tale Of A Racing ‘Lifer’

April 25, 2017:

“I was pretty much born into it. I was the kid you couldn’t keep out of the barn. It was just a given that I was going to race horses. It was going to happen. I’m a lifer.”...read on


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