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Drunkonaplane Flies At Flamboro

December 9, 2018:

Sweeping from last, Drunkonaplane fanned off cover heading into the stretch and soared to a length victory in the $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap Pace at Flamboro Downs on Sunday, December 9....read on

Da Magician Sweeps Open Field

December 9, 2018:

Away last of the quintet, Da Magician moved for the leader heading to three-quarters and edged to a head victory in the $12,000 Open Pace over a 'sloppy' track at Fraser Downs on Sunday, December 9....read on

Foiled Again Earns 108th Win

December 9, 2018:

A mere three weeks away from mandatory retirement, Foiled Again ($2.20) withstood three strong challenges en route to a gritty 1:54.2 win — the 108th of his career — in Sunday's (Dec. 9) $10,000 Foiled Again Farewell Tour Invitational at Harrah's Philadelphia....read on

Thunder Alley Rebuffs Favourite

December 9, 2018:

After having been dispatched at odds of 10-1 from Post 6, Thunder Alley ($22.70) raced like a favourite during Century Downs’ lone third-leg division of the Alberta Snowshoe for freshman male pacers....read on

Ramblinglily Sings Her Song

December 9, 2018:

After having been hammered down to the odds-on choice for Truro Raceway’s $1,675 Winners-Over Pace on Sunday (Dec. 9), Ramblinglily did what she does best: Win....read on

Woodbine GO Station Proposed

December 9, 2018:

It has been announced that fans of horse racing in the Greater Toronto Area may soon have a much easier way of getting to Woodbine Racetrack....read on

TheStable.ca Open House Streamed

December 9, 2018:

Horse racing’s fastest-growing fractional ownership stable hosted its third annual Christmas Open House today (Sunday, Dec. 9)....read on

'K Ryan' Repeats At The Meadowlands

December 9, 2018:

K Ryan Bluechip kicked strongly in the final half mile to win the Saturday, Dec. 8 feature at the Meadowlands – an $18,500 conditioned pace – for a second straight week....read on

Weona Sizzler Slides To Open Win

December 9, 2018:

Odds-on Weona Sizzler A made a successful first trip to the adult table Saturday, Dec. 8 winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

The Joy Luck Club Cruises

December 9, 2018:

Odds-on favourite The Joy Luck Club brushed to the lead past the half and coasted to a 1:56.4 victory in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 2 Pace at Flamboro Downs on Saturday, Dec. 8....read on

Nocturnal Bluechip Breezes At Mohawk

December 8, 2018:

Pulling pocket around the final turn, Nocturnal Bluechip blasted to a four-length lead in the stretch and maintained the open-length margin to the wire to take the $27,000 featured pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, Dec. 8....read on

Artful Way Wins Saratoga Feature

December 8, 2018:

Dismissed at odds of 5-1, two-time Pacer of the Year at Saratoga Casino Hotel Artful Way returned to the winner's circle with a 1:53.2 effort to take the $20,000 Open Pace on Saturday, Dec. 8....read on

Lucky McTrucky Takes Batavia Open

December 8, 2018:

Lucky McTrucky got back to his winning ways taking the $11,500 Open Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday, Dec. 8....read on

Anythingforlove Large At Meadows

December 8, 2018:

Anythingforlove A opened up a four-length lead at three-quarters and cruised home to capture the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows on Saturday, Dec. 8....read on

Upsets In Charlottetown Features

December 8, 2018:

Saturday afternoon's card of harness racing at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park featured three top-class tilts with favourites upset in all three....read on

Celebrity Maserati To Stand Stud

December 8, 2018:

Celebrity Farms' Sam Stathis has announced that his stakes winning trotter, Celebrity Maserati, will be standing stud for the 2019 season....read on

Do You Know An Outstanding Groom?

December 8, 2018:

Standardbred Canada (SC) is pleased to announce that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) will continue its partnership with SC on the Outstanding Groom Award for the fourth consecutive year....read on

SC Rewind: Barrie Raceway Opens

December 8, 2018:

In this week's edition of 'Rewind', Robert Smith takes a trip back to 1973 and recalls the opening of Canada's newest racetrack, Barrie Raceway....read on

Six Pack To Race At Four

December 8, 2018:

Reports indicate the fastest sophomore trotter in harness racing history will return to the racetrack to compete as a four-year-old in 2019....read on

Thats It Wins Again At Fraser Downs

December 8, 2018:

Lady Elements champion Thats It ($4.80) resumed her winning ways at Fraser Downs on Friday night (December 7), going from last to first in the $12,000 Fillies & Mares Open Handicap Pace....read on

Betabcool N Scores In Saratoga Open

December 7, 2018:

It had been awhile since Betabcool N recorded a win in the local Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Jose Godinez-trained mare won the feature three times early in the season but had gone winless in the Open since April 13, albeit in limited tries, heading into Friday night’s action....read on

Trolley Triples At Meadowlands

December 7, 2018:

Trolley bumped up in class for a third straight start and was at his most impressive Friday night at the Meadowlands, scoring by 3-1/4 dominant lengths in the Big M’s trotting feature, the $20,000 Preferred Handicap....read on

'Kendall' Reclaims Preferred Crown

December 7, 2018:

Kendall Seelster powered by Darlinonthebeach late to win a star-studded $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred Pace on Friday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Empire Earl N Repeats In Open Trot

December 7, 2018:

After going winless since September 7 when he trotted a season’s best 1:56.3, Empire Earl N has regained early season form winning two consecutive top-class races at Batavia Downs. The second score came on Friday night (Dec ember 7) when he captured the $11,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Faraldo Wins Amateur Driving Final

December 7, 2018:

Joe Faraldo is a happy man. And why shouldn't he be? After all, the veteran amateur driver just won the $15,000 final of the North American Amateur Drivers Association's fourth and final series with Tough Get Going at Yonkers Raceway on Friday night (December 7)....read on

Monica Gallagher Delivers In Open

December 7, 2018:

Tepid favourite Monica Gallagher (Jason Bartlett, $6.20) pounced from the pocket Friday night (December 7), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Harrah's Philadelphia Friday Recap

December 7, 2018:

Trotting action, usually the hallmark of “Trottin’ Thursdays” at Harrah’s Philadelphia, carried over to the Friday action, with three $16,000 contests gathering good fields of developing horses....read on

In The Arsenal Retired

December 7, 2018:

In The Arsenal (p, 2, 1:49.4; 3, 1:49.1), the six-year-old, million-dollar-winning fast son of American Ideal, has been retired and will stand his first season at stud in 2019....read on

Winter Blast Heads Red Shores Saturday

December 7, 2018:

Winter Blast has proven to be an iron-tough adversary and will be looking to channel that talent to the winner’s circle in the Saturday afternoon (Dec. 8) feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 12:30 p.m....read on

International Simulcast Changes For 2019

December 7, 2018:

After six years of decline in the horse racing betting turnover in France and in order to increase the attractiveness of its domestic races and its domestic betting pools, the PMU has made a change to their business model for 2019 and beyond, and will curtail international simulcasting, including races from Yonkers Raceway....read on

Im Blue Too A Striking Presence

December 7, 2018:

Due to his size and distinctive coat, Im Blue Too is hard to miss on the track and also looked pretty good taking pictures in the winner’s circle at Cal-Expo last weekend....read on

Friday's Breeders Lawsuit Recap

December 7, 2018:

The civil case between a group of Standardbred breeders in Ontario against the province and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. continued Friday (Dec. 7) in Brampton, Ont. Trot Insider provided the following recap of the penultimate session....read on

Meadowlands Mixed Sale Deadline Nears

December 7, 2018:

Time is running out for those considering entering horses in the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale, as the deadline for Tattersalls’ flagship auction is Monday (Dec. 10) at 9 a.m....read on

Batavia Closing Week Draw Schedule

December 7, 2018:

Horsepeople racing at Batavia Downs should take note of the draw schedule for the final week of racing for 2018....read on

Caprice Hill Retired

December 7, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that two-time O'Brien Award winner and millionaire Caprice Hill has been retired from racing and is joining the broodmare ranks....read on

Caprice Hill Denied TVG Entry

December 7, 2018:

While Emoticon Hanover faced four fierce foes in the 2018 TVG Open Mares Trot last month, that number would have been five had The Meadowlands not refused the entry of Caprice Hill....read on

Lederman A Hit At The Meadowlands

December 6, 2018:

The Meadowlands kicked off its “Borrow Ken’s Binoculars” Thursdays as guest announcer Larry Lederman was on the microphone at the Big M, describing the action and entertaining fans at the same time....read on

Six-Figure Harrisburg Purchase Scores

December 6, 2018:

Boasting just two wins and $47,000 in earnings, Rush To Judgement impressed trainer David Menary enough to shell out more than $100,000 for the sophomore at this year's Harrisburg Mixed Sale....read on

Hoosier Park Giving With Holiday Spirit

December 6, 2018:

Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is underway with another holiday season of giving, benefiting local non-profit agencies all while providing a fun experience for its guests....read on

Escuela Schools Them At Flamboro

December 6, 2018:

The favourite in Thursday's feature at Flamboro Downs, Escuela conducted business how a 3-5 choice should: quickly and decisively....read on

It's All About Horses For Bossence

December 6, 2018:

“Ever since I’ve been in horse racing, the feeling never changes. When that gate unfolds, your heart starts beating like crazy. It’s always the same. When they go in behind the gate, it gets your adrenaline going. It’s amazing.”...read on

Holiday Series Continues At Saratoga

December 6, 2018:

Thursday afternoon’s (Dec. 6) matinee at Saratoga Casino Hotel featured three $7,500 divisions of the second leg of the Holiday Trotting Series.

Horses had their final chance to secure points towards next week’s $20,000 series final....read on

Major Impact Upsets; Burke Triples

December 6, 2018:

The Explosive Matter gelding Major Impact certainly did have a major impact on the racing Thursday afternoon (Dec. 6) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, closing strongly to rally past favourite Clive Bigsby in the $17,000 featured trot and return $106.80 to win....read on

Prince County (PEI) Meeting Details

December 6, 2018:

The Prince County Horsemen's Club is holding their semi-annual meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. (AST) at Credit Union Place in Summerside, PEI....read on

Yonkers Announces 2019 Schedule

December 6, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway has announced its 234-program live schedule for 2019....read on

Foal Registration Deadline Reminder

December 6, 2018:

The deadline to register 2018 foals is December 31, 2018. Application, registration fee and Stallion Service Certificate must be filed with Standardbred Canada’s office by the deadline....read on

Thursday's Lawsuit Session Concludes

December 6, 2018:

The civil case between a group of Standardbred breeders in Ontario against the province and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. continued Thursday( Dec. 6) in Brampton, Ont....read on

Lickcreek Speedway, Kennedy Formidable

December 6, 2018:

Lickcreek Speedway has steadily picked up her game since arriving from Indiana and looms the one to beat in Friday night’s (Dec. 7) Annette Funicello-Glen Holt Pace at Cal-Expo for owner Jennifer Scarberry and driver-trainer James Kennedy....read on

2019 Harness Racing Calendar Available

December 6, 2018:

Standardbred Canada’s 2019 Heart of Harness Racing Calendar is now available!...read on

Caretaker Award Nominations Open

December 6, 2018:

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Caretaker of the Year. The award, in its fourth year of sponsorship by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park (HRRNP) in conjunction with the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport: the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the horses on a daily basis....read on


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