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Power And Grace Glides At Flamboro

December 1, 2020:

Driver Brett MacDonald motored Power And Grace to the point and never looked back in the $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap Trot on Tuesday (Dec. 1) at Flamboro Downs, scoring a going-away victory in 1:57.3....read on

Pacing Mares In Pompano Spotlight

December 1, 2020:

Prairie Westerngal and Northern Dali shared the spotlight as Pompano Park hosted twin Open events for mares on Tuesday (Dec. 1)....read on

$50K Guaranteed Pick 5 Wednesday At Pompano

December 1, 2020:

Pompano Park’s Pick-5 offering went unsolved on Tuesday (Dec. 1) and the carryover of $11,965 has spurred a $50,000 Guaranteed Pool for Wednesday’s (Dec. 2) Pick 5, which begins in Race 1.

Also, the Guaranteed Pools for the track’s Pick 4 have been bumped up to $15,000 for the programs raced Sunday through Wednesday....read on

Scirocco Rob Rocks Dover Open

December 1, 2020:

Scirocco Rob dominated the Open Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday night (Dec. 1)....read on

DSBF Continues At Dover

December 1, 2020:

Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action continued at the start of the week over at Dover Downs, with the fillies competing in two non-wagering events on Monday (Nov. 30) followed by the colts and geldings in non-wagering events on Tuesday (Dec. 1)....read on

Historic Tuesday At Hollywood Dayton

December 1, 2020:

On a day (Tues., Dec. 1) when Hollywood Dayton Raceway introduced its new 20-cent Jackpot Pick 5, with a guaranteed $5,000 payout for a unique single-ticket winner, the surprising bigger news was the Tuesday handle came in as the second highest figure in the track's seven-year history....read on

December's Calendar Photographer

December 1, 2020:

Stacey Thompson of Guelph, Ont., closes out the year as the December photographer in the 2020 Heart of Harness Racing Calendar with her photo of Qaligirl Blue Chip getting a warm bath from Heather Young at First Line Training Centre after a morning of jogging....read on

Winbak Selling Delaware Yearlings

December 1, 2020:

Winbak Farm is currently selling five Delaware-eligible yearlings through onGait. The sale will end on Dec. 8....read on

Breeders Crown Back To Big M

December 1, 2020:

The Breeders Crown, harness racing’s annual $6 million year-end series of 12 championship events, returns to longtime partner track The Meadowlands, in East Rutherford, N.J., for 2021....read on

2021 U.S. Hall Of Fame Candidates

December 1, 2020:

The Living Horse Hall of Fame Committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the slate of six candidates for election into the Hall of Fame....read on

Meadows Cancels After Six Races

December 1, 2020:

Hazardous conditions — including snow, diminished visibility and a sloppy surface — forced The Meadows to cancel Tuesday’s (Dec. 1) scheduled 13-race card after six races....read on

Evelyn Walters Passes

December 1, 2020:

Evelyn Mae Walters, co-founder of Sugar Valley Farm, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24. She was 93....read on

Buffalo Stall Applications Available

December 1, 2020:

Stall applications for the upcoming 2021 live harness racing season at Buffalo Raceway are now available through several different sources....read on

Ronald Ralph Passes

December 1, 2020:

Ronald E. Ralph, passed Nov. 24 at the Sussman House in Rockport, Maine. He was 91....read on

Betty Jean Goveia Passes

December 1, 2020:

Betty Jean Goveia, of Deland, Fla., passed at her home Nov. 21, 2020, at her home. She was 82....read on

Tall Dark Stranger Tops 2020's Final Poll

December 1, 2020:

Three-year-old male pacer Tall Dark Stranger finished the Grand Circuit season the No. 1-ranked horse in the final Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll...read on

Keeping Horses In The Heart of Halifax

December 1, 2020:

One of Canadian horse racing's original cities has been without a racetrack since the 1980s, when Sackville Downs shut down on the outskirts of Halifax, Nova Scotia....read on

Nominate For Caretaker Of The Year

December 1, 2020:

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Caretaker of the Year. The award, sponsored by Art Zubrod and Leah Cheverie’s Fair Island Farm in conjunction with the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport....read on

CPMA Advisory On Medroxyprogesterone

December 1, 2020:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) is advising veterinarians and racehorse trainers and owners that medroxyprogesterone is a prohibited substance in Canada because its use has been associated with deaths in horses....read on

Borth Keeps His Wheels In Motion

December 1, 2020:

“Every year, you gain more experience, and more understanding of racing. People see that, they put more trust in you, and you get more drives. It all comes down to having that want to get better and being committed to working hard every day.”...read on

TROT Fantasy Leaderboard Update

December 1, 2020:

With harness racing's stakes season concluded for this year and many of the sport's stars shut down or retired, the movement on the TROT Magazine Fantasy Stable leaderboard over the next month will largely come down to the human participants....read on

Downbytheseaside Full, Closed For 2021

December 1, 2020:

Diamond Creek announced today that 2017 U.S. Pacer of the Year Downbytheseaside, has a full and closed book for 2021....read on

Northfield Cancels Tuesday Program

December 1, 2020:

Due to a heavy winter storm over most of northern Ohio, Northfield Park is cancelling the live program of harness racing slated for Tuesday (December 1)....read on

Winter Series Nominations Due

December 1, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to remind all horsepeople that nominations close today (December 1) for its upcoming Winter Series....read on

Sorrie Nabs Five In London

November 30, 2020:

To say it was a solid Monday night at the office for driver Austin Sorrie would be an understatement....read on

Dianne Gass Passes

November 30, 2020:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Dianne Gass of Cornwall, P.E.I. passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at the age of 73....read on

Its Academic Upsets In Preferred

November 30, 2020:

Its Academic sprung the upset in Monday’s $36,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park, but in all fairness – he had a little help from race favourite Oney Hall....read on

Pompano Hosts Florida Stakes

November 30, 2020:

The FSBOA Stallion Stakes featuring $97,500 in purses were contested on Monday at Pompano Park with three year-olds in the limelight this time around and the top awards went to Gold Star Igotdis, Prairie Gold Mine, Callin On Sunday and Prairie Valentino in their respective classes....read on

Last Qualifiers For Batavia

November 30, 2020:

Officials would like to remind horsepeople that the final day of qualifying for the 2020 meet will be held on Wednesday (Dec. 2) at 4 p.m. before the regular card of racing begins....read on

Maewegonow Upsets In Meadows Feature

November 30, 2020:

Dismissed at 7-1, Maewegonow stalked the leader from the pocket, then knifed through the sloppy Lightning Lane to capture Monday’s feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 conditioned trot....read on

Hollywood Dayton Introduces New Wager

November 30, 2020:

To kick off its final month of racing for the 2020 season Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway will introduce a new wager with a fan friendly takeout and high payout potential....read on

Custom Cantab Retired

November 30, 2020:

The owners of the millionaire racemare Custom Cantab 2,1:55.3; 3, 1:53; 4,1:52f ($1,031,193) have announced her retirement from racing....read on

Sprinttothefinish Succumbs To Injuries

November 30, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned pacing mare Sprinttothefinish died from the injuries she suffered from a fall during Sunday’s card of racing at Century Mile....read on

Caretakers Appreciated At The Meadows

November 30, 2020:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) celebrated “Caretaker Appreciation Day” on Friday (Nov. 27), and horsemen and local businesses showered gifts and gratitude on the hard-working, unsung men and women who keep horses and stables going....read on

Training Moved To Thursday At Mohawk

November 30, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park’s Race Office would like to inform horsepeople that this week’s training day has been moved from Wednesday to Thursday due to inclement weather expected for the Mohawk area....read on

Productive Year For Plainridge Park

November 30, 2020:

The 2020 Plainridge Park meet concluded on Friday (Nov. 27) and despite starting over two months late due to the global pandemic, the track enjoyed a successful and productive year....read on

Bell I No Steals Sunday Spotlight

November 30, 2020:

On a Sunday card of harness racing at Pompano Park that featured the FSBOA-sponsored Florida Stallion Stakes for two-year-olds and a pair of open paces, it was a horse in a conditioned event that turned the most heads....read on

Symes On Track For Best Year Ever

November 30, 2020:

"A lot of people don't understand the hours and the time we spend here. 'How do you do it?' It's like a high, you search for that high. Every time you get to the winner's circle, you look for that the next week."...read on

Race Rewind: Artsplace Simply Awesome

November 30, 2020:

Thirty years ago, the legendary Artsplace put the exclamation mark on a sensational rookie season with one of the most impressive miles in harness racing history....read on

Major Custard Rebounds In WCPD

November 30, 2020:

With a flurry of foes charging across the track up the backstretch, Major Custard raced blindswitched but managed to jostle out of traffic and rip down the center of the course to win the aptly-named $92,840 Western Canada Pacing Derby on Sunday (Nov. 29) at Century Mile....read on

Crossfit Cruises At Rideau

November 29, 2020:

Driver Guy Gagnon grabbed command with Crossfit and kept control to the finish of a 1:57.1 mile to win the $9,200 Preferred Handicap Trot, which served as one of five victories for the reinsman on the Sunday (Nov. 29) card at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Major Hill Holds In Flamboro Preferred

November 29, 2020:

Carmen Auciello trainee Major Hill lost the lead into the final turn, but battled back against 7-5 favourite Outlawgrabbingears to score a narrow victory in the $11,500 Horses & Geldings Preferred 2 Pace on Sunday (Nov. 29) at Flamboro Downs....read on

Thatswhatisaid Scores; Temming Wins First

November 29, 2020:

Arrhythmic LLC's Thatswhatisaid N rode the pocket to a 26-1 upset in Sunday's (Nov. 29) featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia: a $14,400 top-level conditioned pace....read on

Shower Play Retired

November 29, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned that Shower Play has been retired from racing, and will begin her broodmare career at the same place where she began her life — Tara Hills Stud....read on

Filly Forty Seven On Top At CDP

November 29, 2020:

Wearing down her rivals in the stretch drive, Filly Forty Seven was first to the wire in the featured $2,500 Fillies and Mares Open on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 29) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Six Straight For Intended Royalty

November 29, 2020:

Despite being saddled with the outside post 7 in Sunday's (Nov. 29) featured $2,000 winners-over pace at Truro Raceway, Intended Royalty ($3.50) ran his current winning streak to six — but it was no Sunday stroll through the park for Nova Scotia's hottest pacer....read on

Winners Announced At Québec Gala

November 29, 2020:

On Saturday night (Nov. 28), Hippodrome 3R honoured the top performers of their recently-completed season by way of a virtual presentation of the Québec Gala des Champions....read on

Dunn On Top Of The World

November 29, 2020:

“It doesn’t really sink in to be honest ... I just dreamed of driving over here from when I was a young kid, so it’s pretty crazy. It’s been a crazy year, but like I said I drove [for] some great trainers and drove some great horses.”...read on

Franco Totem Best At The Meadowlands

November 29, 2020:

All it took for Franco Totem N to get back to the winner’s circle was a little class relief, and on Saturday night (Nov. 28) at The Meadowlands, he showed his class in taking the $21,000 featured pace....read on

Sintra Scores Back-To-Back Preferreds

November 29, 2020:

With a first-over grind, Sintra collected his second-straight victory in the $36,000 Preferred Handicap Pace with a 1:50.1 mile as the 4-5 favourite at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday (Nov. 28)....read on


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