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Roll With Joe Progeny Excel At Vernon

October 18, 2017:

Of the four $45,000 New York Excelsior Series finals for pacers on Wednesday night (October 18) at Vernon Downs, three were won by offspring of Roll With Joe....read on

Exotic Beach Powers Away At Batavia

October 18, 2017:

Without even a moment of doubt in the mile, Exotic Beach overpowered her five rivals to jog home with authority in the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (October 18)....read on

So Not Cool Dominates At Flamboro

October 18, 2017:

Awesome Acres Standardbreds’ So Not Cool ($3.40) turned in a dominant pillar-to-post performance in the featured $9,000 upper-level trot on Wednesday evening (October 18) at Flamboro Downs....read on

Equine Guelph To Offer Online Course

October 18, 2017:

Equine Guelph announces the free offering of the new ‘Gut Health & Colic Prevention’ online course to the first 50 grooms and trainers to register from each racing sector in Ontario: Standardbred, Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing....read on

Wind Of The North Stalks, Pounces

October 18, 2017:

Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's Wind Of The North ($4.40, Victor Kirby) was a 1:56.1 winner in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday (October 18) at Harrington Raceway....read on

Brown: Court Documents "Explosive"

October 18, 2017:

Ontario PC Party leader Patrick Brown has commented on the documents filed in the Standardbred breeders lawsuit against the province of Ontario and the OLG that planned for the "collapse" of the horse racing industry with the decision to end the slots-at-racetracks partnership....read on

Tamarind Sails To Meadows Victory

October 18, 2017:

Tamarind zipped to the front from post seven and never had an anxious moment as he rolled to victory in Wednesday’s (October 18) $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot....read on

Key Hopes For More Crown Success

October 18, 2017:

Bob Key has been a longtime participant in the Breeders Crown and an ardent supporter of the Grand Circuit. He knows what it takes to win at the sport’s top level and appreciates the opportunities for success....read on

Celebration Of Life For Diane Twasnick

October 18, 2017:

The family and friends of Diane Twasnick have announced details for a Celebration Of Life on Sunday, October 29....read on

‘Post Time’ Preview

October 18, 2017:

Officials with ‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ have sent out a preview of the upcoming episode of the show....read on

Veterans’ Classic Night This Friday

October 18, 2017:

Officials from The Raceway at Western Fair District have informed Trot Insider that the track will be hosting its first-ever Veterans’ Classic Night this Friday (October 20) at The Raceway....read on

Ontario Resident Mare Forms Mailed

October 18, 2017:

Ontario Racing would like to inform broodmare owners that mare enrollment forms and renewal forms for the Ontario Resident Mare program have been mailed for the 2018 foal year....read on

Eagle Jolt To Command Rail In Feature

October 18, 2017:

Early position will be key in the Thursday evening (October 19) feature at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Nihilator, Catch Drivers, And The Birth Of The Breeders Crown

October 18, 2017:

“We had pretty much turned him (Nihilator) out for the season. Then (owner) Lou Guida called and said that this Breeders Crown was an important race and that we should go there with his horse Nihilator.”...read on

Guilty Plea In Deadly Barn Fire

October 18, 2017:

A man has pled guilty to setting a fire at a barn that killed 13 horses this past April....read on

Final Woodbine Meet Starts Thursday

October 18, 2017:

Live harness racing will return to Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday, October 17 for the track’s 2017-18 fall-winter meet....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

October 18, 2017:

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

Juravinski Inducted To Hamilton Hall

October 18, 2017:

Canadian Standardbred industry icon Charles ‘Charlie’ Juravinski, the philanthropic founder of Flamboro Downs, was inducted into the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday (October 17)....read on

Taking Our Industry Back

October 18, 2017:

"Maybe this spring when our clients want to get away they choose the Meadows again rather than Vegas, or Disneyworld? When else could Pittsburgh ever compete in that way? Now imagine if there 50 or 100 stables working with all tracks and casinos in that manner? What would our grandstands and affiliate casino attendance look like?"....read on

New SC Rulebook Committee Members Announced

October 18, 2017:

The Standardbred Canada National Rulebook committee conducted its first meeting on September 29, 2017 where the committee agreed to begin work on creating a national rule book for Standardbred horse racing....read on

Chappell's Troops Triple Up At Fraser

October 18, 2017:

Trainer John Chappell kicked off his Tuesday evening with a win at Fraser Downs, and things finished up pretty well for the talented horseman, considering he swept the final two dashes on the 10-race card....read on

Reel Is On A Serious Roll

October 18, 2017:

It’s now three wins and counting from the last four trips postward for pacer Reel thanks to his Tuesday evening triumph in the $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Stakes Action To Shift To Dover In Nov.

October 17, 2017:

Following completions of the upcoming eight Breeders Crown finals, harness stakes action shifts to Dover Downs in early November for a month-long 'Novemberfest' of lucrative racing headed by the $350,000 (est.) Hap Hansen Progress Pace....read on

Upset City In Meadows Main Event

October 17, 2017:

Dreamsteeler exploded from the pocket at the top of the lane and got by a determined RV Janet to capture Tuesday’s $13,000 conditioned trot at The Meadows at a healthy 21-1....read on

Kirby Nabs 4,000th Win

October 17, 2017:

Driver Victor Kirby registered three victories including his 4,000th lifetime win Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with a win aboard Spanish Dream in the fifth race....read on

Kiwis Put On Clinic At Yonkers

October 17, 2017:

The second leg of the three-track international Friendship competition between the visiting New Zealanders and the hometown NAADA team was contested Tuesday night on the betting card at Yonkers Raceway and when the judges hung the official sign the Kiwis Cheree Wigg emerged victorious with Big Turn On in a 1:57.1 clocking....read on

Pocono Features To 'Jenny' & 'Gigi'

October 17, 2017:

The second choice caught the pacesetting favourite in the shadow of the wire in both $16,000 distaff pacing features on Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Breeders Crown’s Male Elims Set

October 17, 2017:

Breeders Crown eliminations for male pacers and trotters will be held Saturday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, with harness racing’s No. 1-ranked star, Fear The Dragon, leading the way....read on

Vernon’s Wednesday Dining Options

October 17, 2017:

Vernon Downs will offer a special Wednesday night racing program on October 18 featuring eight $45,000 New York Excelsior ‘A’ Series finals for two-year-old and three-year-old trotters and pacers....read on

Breeders Crown's Female Elims Set

October 17, 2017:

Four previous champions will be in action this Friday, as the road to this year’s Breeders Crown finals will begin with eliminations for female trotters and pacers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino....read on

Schneider Wins September Zoom

October 17, 2017:

Congratulations to Cassidy Schneider of Arthur, Ont., who is the winner of the September Zoom Photography Challenge featuring the ‘Meet My Horse’ theme....read on

Norman Kennedy Passes

October 17, 2017:

Officials with the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association have informed Trot Insider of the passing of horseman Norm Kennedy....read on

Breeders Crown Attracts 166 Entries

October 17, 2017:

The Breeders Crown events at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino have attracted 166 entries for the $6 million championship finals on Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28....read on

Slim Lead Atop Standardbred Poll

October 17, 2017:

The Week 21 results from the 2017 Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll are in, and this week’s leader is on top by just four points....read on

Mohawk Hosts Billings Amateur Races

October 17, 2017:

Monday, October 17 was the last day of the lengthy race meet at Mohawk Racetrack, and among the 10 dashes offered on the card were two events for Billings amateur drivers....read on

Johnson Wins Share In A Racehorse

October 17, 2017:

Susan Johnson of Waterdown, Ont., just became involved in harness horse ownership thanks to the Win A Share in A Racehorse promotion sponsored by the Ontario Sires Stakes in conjunction with the London Selected Yearling Sale....read on

Details For 2018 WHHC Unveiled

October 17, 2017:

The details for the the 2018 World Harness Handicapping Championship have been unveiled....read on

Excelsior ‘A’ Finals Set For Wednesday

October 17, 2017:

The Excelsior ‘A’ Series finals that were originally scheduled for this past Sunday (October 15) are set for this Wednesday (October 18)....read on

Straatman’s Big Year

October 17, 2017:

The last horse had just finished selling early Sunday evening at the inaugural London Selected Yearling Sale and the huge smile on the face of the sale’s co-manager was more than enough to indicate it had been a heck of an auction....read on

SC Welcomes Tax Rate Drop

October 17, 2017:

As a voting associate board member, Standardbred Canada has been working with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) by providing feedback to CFA as it pertains to the taxation proposals....read on

Drake Delivers A Grand Performance

October 17, 2017:

Drake was a non-factor seventh in last week’s Preferred-3 assignments at Flamboro Downs, but a change of scenery and an improved post helped him bounce back in a big way on Monday evening....read on

Wood Reaching Out To Those In Need

October 17, 2017:

Veteran harness horseman Ken Wood, of Denton, Md., who for more than a decade has been drilling wells for the poor West African nation of Ghana and since expanded to Tanzania, has added pioneering of another humanitarian effort - bringing sight to natives....read on

Mohawk Meet Wraps Up

October 17, 2017:

The 54th season of live racing at Mohawk Racetrack came to a close Monday evening with a 10-race card taking place....read on

Yonkers Open To Always At My Place

October 16, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway’s Monday night program saw any number of usual Saturday races ‘carried over’ in deference to the $3.3 million all-stakes card of this past weekend....read on

Consignors Thrilled With London Selected Yearling Sale

October 16, 2017:

The inaugural London Selected Yearling Sale was the talk of the Ontario Standardbred scene this past weekend, as strong gross sales and a better than expected average made the endeavour a success. Trot Insider has reached out to consignors for their feedback, and to say that they are happy is an understatement....read on

Woodbine Draw Schedule Released

October 16, 2017:

The Mohawk Racetrack race office would like to remind horsepeople of the draw schedule for the upcoming Woodbine Racetrack meet....read on

Harrington Open To Christen Me N

October 16, 2017:

Richard Poillucci's Christen Me N was a 1:51.1 winner Monday in the $15,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway....read on

Plainridge Special To 'Hot Beach'

October 16, 2017:

Two horses took two different paths to victory in the day’s featured races at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon....read on

Billings To Miller, Hollingsworth

October 16, 2017:

Harness racing’s greatest traveling road show, the CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series, employed plenty of action on Sunday, October 15 when the granddaddy of all amateur racing organizations had contests at two different racetracks, one in the U.S.A. at Northfield Park in greater Cleveland, Ohio and the other in Canada at Flamboro Downs in Dundas, Ont....read on

Kindergarten Classic To Continue

October 16, 2017:

The Kindergarten Classic series for two-year-old trotters and pacers will resume with the last of five preliminary legs for all divisions set for Thursday, October 26 at Vernon Downs....read on


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