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Tioga Inks Deal With Golden Nugget

February 24, 2021:

Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNOG) announced Wednesday (Feb. 24) that it entered into a definitive agreement with Tioga Downs Race Track, LLC, for future online gaming market access in the state of New York, subject to legislation, regulatory approval, license eligibility and availability....read on

Amelias Courage Wins Meadows Distaff

February 24, 2021:

Amelias Courage A stretched out the challenging All Day Sunshine to the quarter, then blew by her in the Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday’s (Feb. 24) feature at The Meadows, a $9,400 conditioned pace for fillies and mares....read on

'Daisy' Blossoming Into Top Mare

February 24, 2021:

It is no surprise that trainer Tahnee Camilleri feels like a proud mom when she watches Bronskimackenzie A on the racetrack....read on

No Training At Flamboro Thursday

February 24, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that Flamboro Downs will not be open for training on Thursday morning (Feb. 25)....read on

Updated: Buffalo, Monticello Cancellations

February 24, 2021:

Due to the effects that wildly fluctuating temperatures have had on their racing surfaces, Buffalo Raceway and Monticello Raceway have abandoned their Wednesday (Feb. 24) programs....read on

JobTrack Relaunched

February 24, 2021:

Equine Guelph has announced the reboot of JobTrack, its free online equine employment matching service....read on

Wednesday A 'Go' For Western Fair

February 24, 2021:

After cancelling last night's card due to deteriorating track conditions, The Raceway at the Western Fair District plans to host live racing this evening (Wednesday, Feb. 24)....read on

EHV-1 Reported In Québec

February 24, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned of an active case of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) in Québec....read on

New Strangles Exposure At CDP

February 24, 2021:

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission has learned that additional horses stabled at at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park have been exposed to strangles bacteria, as confirmed by enhanced testing....read on

Which Track Do You Miss The Most?

February 24, 2021:

With the return of racing in Ontario at four racetracks, which three of the Canadian tracks active in 2020 and not currently racing are you most looking forward to resuming action in 2021?....read on

Lucky Artist A Repeats At Pompano

February 24, 2021:

Lucky Artist A, superbly handled by Mike Simons, painted her way to a repeat win in Pompano Park's $10,500 Open Pace for mares on Tuesday night (Feb. 23), stopping the timer in 1:51.4....read on

Morairtime Repeats At Dover

February 23, 2021:

Morairtime wired the boys in the Open Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday night (Feb. 23)....read on

Sweet Mr Pinetucky Nabs Top Trot

February 23, 2021:

Miami Valley Raceway seems to be a course for the horse in the case of Sweet Mr Pinetucky....read on

Western Fair Abandons Tuesday Card

February 23, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that Tuesday's (Feb. 23) races at The Raceway at the Western Fair District have been abandoned due to poor track conditions....read on

Stratton Reaching New Heights

February 23, 2021:

When he was quite young, it wasn’t enough for Jordan Stratton to spend his waking hours around horses, or with his father, trainer David Stratton....read on

U.S. Harness Hall Immortal Noms Due

February 23, 2021:

Time is running out for members of the United States Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, in Goshen, N.Y., to submit Immortal nominations for the Class of 2021....read on

OSAS Fan Favourite Adopted

February 23, 2021:

Longtime fan favourite Ruff Me Up is one of several horses recently adopted through the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS) program....read on

New Overnight Series In New Brunswick

February 23, 2021:

On Tuesday (Feb. 23), officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick announced the introduction of a new series geared toward overnight horses racing in New Brunswick....read on

Mohawk Reschedules Winter Series

February 23, 2021:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced rescheduled dates for several winter series at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

OLG Delivers Value In Unprecedented Year

February 23, 2021:

Despite the material impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to land-based gaming operations, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) continues to work hard to deliver value for the benefit of the province....read on

Rebellious, In Secret Share Spotlight

February 23, 2021:

Rebellious and In Secret shared the spotlight with wins in their respective Open Handicap events at Pompano Park on Monday (Feb. 22)....read on

OR Grateful For Safe Racing

February 23, 2021:

On behalf of the thousands of people and families horse racing supports throughout the province, Ontario Racing Independent Chair John Hayes would like to thank the Government of Ontario for the opportunity to safely resume racing....read on

Five-Figure Targets At Meadows Wed.

February 23, 2021:

The Wednesday (Feb. 24) card at The Meadows offers a pair of rich wagering opportunities....read on

London Preferred To Homey Joe

February 22, 2021:

The betting public had a lot of faith in Homey Joe in Monday’s $8,500 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and the Mark MacQuarrie trainee didn’t disappoint his backers....read on

Perfetto Prevails; Roy Tops $25 Million

February 22, 2021:

A solid group of trotters squared off in the Monday evening feature at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and O’Brien Award winner Perfetto started off his 2021 campaign with a winning effort....read on

Series Mania Continues At Miami Valley

February 22, 2021:

Hamsandwich, a four-year-old son of Tellitlikeitis, captured the $22,500 championship leg of the Omar Hiteman Memorial series Monday at Miami Valley on Monday....read on

Snow Forces Pocono Cancellation

February 22, 2021:

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono was forced to cancel its first Monday afternoon (Feb. 22) card of the year after a snowstorm suddenly grew bigger, and the program was abandoned for the sake of the safety of horsemen and horses....read on

Lost For Words Exported

February 22, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that stakes-winning pacer turned stallion Lost For Words has been exported for stallion duty....read on

HHYF To Present At American Youth Horse Council

February 22, 2021:

Trustee/Secretary Suzanne D’Ambrose and Executive Director Ellen Taylor will be presenting information about the Harness Horse Youth Foundation’s (HHYF) Activity Boxes at the upcoming American Youth Horse Council virtual symposium on March 4....read on

Race Dates Announced In Virginia

February 22, 2021:

Dates and post times for the sixth annual fall harness racing season at Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock have been announced, pending Virginia Racing Commission approval....read on

Zig Zag Zips In Qualifier

February 22, 2021:

Capping his 2020 campaign by rising to the top of the Woodbine Mohawk Park condition sheet and winning in the Preferred Trot, Zig Zag hit the track on Monday morning (Feb. 22) for a small card of qualifiers at the Campbellville oval....read on

Gagnon Big Again At Rideau

February 21, 2021:

Trainer-driver Guy Gagnon, fresh off a six-win evening on opening night at Rideau Carleton Raceway, came back to the track on Sunday (Feb. 21) to score another five wins, one of which came in the featured $9,200 Preferred Pace....read on

Brodys Scrapper Grabs Flamboro Preferred

February 21, 2021:

Off a pocket trip, Brodys Scrapper powered late to take the $11,500 Horses & Geldings Preferred 2 Pace at Flamboro Downs on Sunday (Feb. 21)....read on

Flamboro Updates Minimum Standards

February 21, 2021:

In its efforts to reduce wait time at the security checkpoint when entering the backstretch, Flamboro Downs has updated its COVID-19 minimum standards to include a URL and QR code to complete a questionnaire prior to arrival at Flamboro for training, qualifiers and racing....read on

$100K Guaranteed Pick 5 Pool Tuesday At Northfield

February 21, 2021:

MGM Northfield Park has announced the addition of a $100,000 Pick-5 total pool guarantee for Tuesday (Feb. 23).

Beginning in Race 6, the $100,000 Pick-5 guaranteed total pool includes a carryover of $21,559.

This wager is being offered as part of the Strategic Wagering Program through the United States Trotting Association....read on

Claiming Box Hot In Game Of Claims

February 21, 2021:

George Napolitano Jr. drove three of the four winners in $10,000 second preliminary round action of the Game Of Claims Pacing Series for $10,000-base price horses on the Sunday (Feb. 21) card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. However, he’s not assured of a drive next week behind any of them – because all three of them were claimed here, as they were last week....read on

Perfetto Primed For 2021 Debut

February 21, 2021:

Perfetto's 2020 campaign earned him Canadian harness racing's highest honour: the O'Brien Award for the country's top older trotter. With a new year comes a clean slate, and the now six-year-old is poised to begin his quest for another O'Brien bronze on Monday (Feb. 22)....read on

'Ravi' Completes Owens Sweep

February 21, 2021:

Real Rockin Ravi vaulted off cover to a 1:54.4 win in Sunday's (Feb. 21) $20,000 final of the George 'Red' Owens Memorial Series at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

An 'Extra Special' Life

February 21, 2021:

When Keith Coulter was a child, growing up in Depression-era Toronto, he was always enamoured by the delivery horses. His first love was a delivery mare named Diane, and he dreamed of the day he could own a horse of his own...read on / continuer à lire

A Developing Niche For Robinson

February 21, 2021:

If recent success is any indication, keep an eye on a two-year-old trotter in-to-go at Woodbine Mohawk Park this coming June if the trainer and driver is Robbie Robinson....read on

Lyons Steel Storms To 'Big M' Score

February 21, 2021:

According to the past performances, Lyons Steel would need a lot of things to go his way, but nonetheless survived bumping up in class to emerge victorious in Saturday night’s (Feb. 20) co-featured $22,500 winners-over $11,500 conditioned pace at The Meadowlands....read on

Moreau Triples At Mohawk

February 20, 2021:

Trainer Richard Moreau collected three victories on the 10-race card on Saturday (Feb. 20) at Woodbine Mohawk Park, including a win in the $26,000 featured pace with Wheels On Fire....read on

$15K Guaranteed Pick 5 Sunday At Northfield

February 20, 2021:

MGM Northfield Park has announced the addition of a $15,000 Pick-5 total pool guarantee for Sunday (Feb. 21).

Beginning in Race 6, the $15,000 Pick-5 guaranteed total pool includes a carryover of $3,298.

This wager is being offered as part of the Strategic Wagering Program through the United States Trotting Association....read on

The First Step Takes Dailey Medley

February 20, 2021:

After three legs, all at different distances, The First Step won the $25,000 championship of the Bill Dailey Memorial Medley at Miami Valley on Saturday (Feb. 20)....read on

Game Of Claims Continues At Pocono

February 20, 2021:

The Game Of Claims Pacing Series barreled right along at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday afternoon, with the second preliminary round for $25,000- and $15,000-base-priced horses yielding only two repeat winners....read on

Allindotime, Lee Win At Freehold

February 20, 2021:

There's an old adage which states when you're hot, you're hot and that moniker would aptly fit “Yankee Joe” Lee....read on

Ashlee Sluggett Enjoying The Ride

February 20, 2021:

Relentless Dancer has made a trio of appearances in the charmed enclosure for owner/trainer Ashlee Sluggett at Cal Expo, showing an affinity for the oval....read on

Jimmy Freight Referral Program Launched

February 20, 2021:

The Jimmy Freight ownership group has introduced a new referral program....read on

SC Rewind: Picture Parade

February 20, 2021:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith offers another edition of 'Picture Parade' with the heading When They Were Young....read on

The Beatsons' Year To Remember

February 20, 2021:

Kenn Beatson recalls racing with father Don at a number of southwestern Ontario racetracks that no longer exist, against people no longer in the business. But after years of modest success on Ontario's B tracks, with the occasional campaigner sent to test the best on the Ontario Jockey Club circuit, the Beatsons can now lay claim to owning and racing the best....read on


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