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The Road To The Hambletonian (Week 3)

June 17, 2020:

The Meadowlands Racetrack has released Week 3 of Ken Warkentin's Road to the Hambletonian, and Real Cool Sam has retained the No. 1 spot yet again....read on

Horsepeople Applaud The MHHA

June 17, 2020:

Since March 12, when live racing was halted at Monticello Raceway due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the horsepeople have been without purse cheques....read on

Update On Racing In BC

June 17, 2020:

On Tuesday, June 17, Harness Racing BC President Randy Rutledge offered a brief update in regard to Standardbred racing in British Columbia....read on

Northside Cancels Upcoming Race Date

June 17, 2020:

Officials with Northside Downs have informed Trot Insider that the track has cancelled a race date that was scheduled to be conducted at the raceway in the coming weeks....read on

Schneiders Set For Running Aces Debut

June 17, 2020:

Quentin and Kimberley Schneider are ready to make their Running Aces debuts this coming weekend, and the track has profiled the pair for those that have yet to catch up with them on social media....read on

Fans Can Return To Northfield On Friday

June 17, 2020:

MGM Northfield Park is pleased to announce the official reopening of wagering on live and simulcast horse racing on Friday, June 19 at 11:30 a.m....read on

Update: No Fans At 'Big M' Evening Cards

June 17, 2020:

The Meadowlands Racetrack regrets to announce that the number of reservations taken did not meet the minimum required to set up dining on the west deck for the track's Friday and Saturday night cards of live racing....read on

Arc Light Looking For More

June 17, 2020:

The best mares racing on Canada's eastern seaboard will hook up again this Thursday evening (June 18) in the featured event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

The Return Of Ricky May

June 17, 2020:

On January 2, at Omakau in southern New Zealand, veteran Standardbred horseman Ricky May was on the lead during the Central Otago Cup. He then experienced a cardiac episode while in the sulky, crumpled in the race bike, and subsequently fell to the track. May's heart stopped for eight minutes. He was lucky that a fellow driver knew CPR and helped save his life. Now, less than six months later, May is back in action....read on

$20K Guaranteed Pick 4 Wednesday At Hoosier Park

June 17, 2020:

After a successful opening night of the 2020 live harness racing season on Tuesday (June 16), Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $20,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 sequence when live racing resumes on Wednesday (June 17)....read on

Musical Rhythm Rolls At Mohawk

June 16, 2020:

Sent the 6-5 favourite, Musical Rhythm—making his 2020 debut—gradually reeled in leaders to land a half-length victory in the $36,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday (June 16)....read on

Graceful, 'Mara' Take Georgian Features

June 16, 2020:

A pair of $8,500 Preferred 3 events highlighted the Tuesday (June 16) program at Georgian Downs, with Graceful emerging victorious in the Preferred 3 Trot and Smooth Mara N in the Preferred 3 Pace....read on

COSA Election Results

June 16, 2020:

Earlier this year, the Central Ontario Standardbred Association mailed out nomination forms to all eligible COSA voting members....read on

Valuable Art Best At Harrington

June 16, 2020:

Breakaway Racing's Valuable Art was a 1:54.2 winner in the $10,000 Mares Open Tuesday (June 16) at Harrington Raceway....read on

Racing Returns To Quebec June 24

June 16, 2020:

Live harness racing will return to Trois Rivieres, Que. in just over a week's time as Hippodrome 3R plans to host its first card of the year on Wednesday, June 24....read on

McDazzle Grinds To A Meadows Win

June 16, 2020:

McDazzle drove relentlessly first over and ground out a gritty victory in the Tuesday (June 16) feature at the Meadows, which was a $17,900 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

AGCO Issues Trainer Transfer Notice

June 16, 2020:

On Tuesday, June 16, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario issued both an information bulletin and a notice to the industry. The industry notice is a reminder that AGCO approval is required for trainer transfers, while the bulletin strictly pertains to Thoroughbreds....read on

Plainridge Racing To Return On July 6

June 16, 2020:

It has been announced that Plainridge Park has received commission clearance to host live pari-mutuel racing effective Monday, July 6....read on

'Breakfast With The Babies' Returning

June 16, 2020:

The Meadowlands Racetrack will kick off the 2020 edition of the popular 'Breakfast with the Babies' racing program on Saturday, June 20....read on

Two-Year-Olds Qualify At Pocono

June 16, 2020:

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and Harrah’s Philadelphia each hosted qualifying sessions on Tuesday, June 16. Pocono conducted its first two-year-old qualifying races of the season, while Harrah’s Philadelphia was hosting its first qualifiers of 2020....read on

Two-Year-Olds Strut At Magical Acres

June 16, 2020:

The onslaught of two-year-old qualifiers continued on Tuesday (June 16), as Magical Acres in New Jersey played host to a 20-race session that saw ten dashes devoted to the aspiring youngsters....read on

Meadowlands And Hambletonian Society Issue Policy On Indicted Trainers

June 16, 2020:

The Meadowlands Racetrack and Hambletonian Society have announced a joint policy addressing the March indictments and arrests resulting from the current FBI investigation into illegal drug use....read on

Hawthorne's Weekend Recap

June 16, 2020:

With horsepeople eager to get back onto the track, spectator-free racing moved into its second week at Hawthorne Race Course after a nearly three-month break. With a lot of action to pack into a short time, stakes prep action kicked off with the first legs of many of the Night of Champions races....read on

Wisconsin Fair Track Back In Spotlight

June 16, 2020:

There are many byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic that are affecting all walks of life, and harness racing has had no immunity to the disruptions of normal life....read on

Currier & Ives Divisions Rescheduled

June 16, 2020:

Officials with the Meadows have announced that the track has rescheduled a pair of divisions of the Currier & Ives stakes....read on

Training At The 'Big M' This Thursday

June 16, 2020:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have announced that the 'Big M' will playing host to training this Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m....read on

COSA TV To Feature McIntosh, Dr. Moore

June 16, 2020:

Two of Canadian harness racing's most prominent trainers will be the special guests of host Greg Blanchard during another episode of COSA TV this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m....read on

McNair Unleashes 'Mayhem'

June 16, 2020:

Although everyone was on their best behaviour during the Tuesday, June 16 qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park, driver Doug McNair did his best to unleash 'mayhem' during the compact, six-race docket....read on

Night Watchman Steps Up His Game

June 15, 2020:

Trevor Henry mapped out a perfect, pocket trip for Night Watchman in his Monday evening assignment at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and the homebred didn’t let the trip go to waste....read on

Exit Smiling Bounces Back

June 15, 2020:

Exit Smiling disappointed as the betting favourite in last week’s feature race at Grand River Raceway, but he was anything but disappointing in Monday’s follow-up performance in the $11,500 Preferred 2 for horse and gelding pacers....read on

Northfield Beefs Up Pick-5 Guarantee

June 15, 2020:

MGM Northfield Park announced the addition of a $20,000 Pick 5 total pool guarantee to its card on Tuesday (June 16)....read on

Tioga Open To Compelling

June 15, 2020:

The betting public was all over Compelling in Monday’s $8,000 Open Trot at Tioga Downs, and the 1-9 favourite didn’t disappoint her army of pari-mutuel backers....read on

Burke Babies Dominate At Gaitway

June 15, 2020:

Twenty-three qualifiers went postward Monday morning at Gaitway Farms, and when it came to sending out two-year-old winners nobody was more effective than trainer Ron Burke....read on

Harrington Kicks Off Racing Season

June 15, 2020:

Harrington Raceway's 74th season of live harness racing returned Monday on a beautiful spring evening....read on

Atlantic Bursary Apps Due Friday

June 15, 2020:

The 2020 season marks the fourteenth consecutive year that the Atlantic provinces and Standardbred Canada have partnered to offer the Atlantic Provinces Bursary Program. This project could award up to five students in the Atlantic provinces bursaries towards their post secondary education this year....read on

Pocono Set To Resume Racing

June 15, 2020:

The first pari-mutuel racing card in the 'second part' of the season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will take place this Saturday, with the first of fourteen races to face the gate at 12:30 p.m....read on

The Meadows Is Back

June 15, 2020:

Final Breath shed faltering cover just in time and powered home to spring an 8-1 upset in the $17,900 Open Handicap Trot at the Meadows on Monday, June 15, the track’s reopening day after a 91-day COVID-19 shutdown....read on

OSS Yearling Noms Due Today

June 15, 2020:

Just a reminder to the owners of yearlings eligible to be nominated to the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) program that nominations are due today (Monday, June 15, 2020)....read on

Rhoades To Help Injured Drivers

June 15, 2020:

When drivers Hunter Myers and Tony Hall went down in an accident in the thirteenth race at Northfield Park on May 26, trainer Billy Rhoades got the idea to set up a drivers relief fund....read on

Roy Estes Passes

June 15, 2020:

Standardbred horseman Roy Wayne Estes, 80, of New Holland, Pennsylvania, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020, at Lancaster General Hospital after a short illness....read on

Entry Extension For Buckeye Classic Sale

June 15, 2020:

It has been announced that the entry deadline for the Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale has been extended....read on

Lather Up Book Full, Closed

June 15, 2020:

It has been announced that world champion Lather Up (p,4,1:46 [$1,917,935]) has completed his rookie breeding season and has bred a full book of 140 mares....read on

Wiseman Discusses His Return

June 15, 2020:

“I’m ready to get back racing, and I feel this is the one way I can give back to all of those who supported me: to get back out there and drive for them. That is the one thing that I can do.”...read on

Mohawk June 17, 22 Training Sign-Up Opens At 3 P.M.

June 15, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park’s race office would like to inform horsepeople that the sign-up for the next two training sessions at Mohawk opens later today (Monday, June 15) at 3 p.m....read on

Paulding County Fair Races To Be Streamed

June 15, 2020:

The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association and the Ohio Fair Racing Conference (OFRC) will kick off the county fair racing circuit with live streaming coverage of harness racing from the Paulding County fairgrounds on Tuesday, June 16 and Wednesday, June 17....read on

Fracking, Rare Foal Condition Linked

June 15, 2020:

A years-long study has determined that there appears to be a link between the practice of fracking and a rare, life-threatening birth defect in young horses -- in this case, in Standardbred foals -- known as 'dysphagia.'...read on

Seeyou Men Strolls In Rideau Preferred

June 14, 2020:

Off the odds-on favourite, Seeyou Men brushed to the lead and held firm through the stretch to post a 1:55.4 victory in the $9,200 Preferred Handicap Trot at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday (June 14)....read on

Pretty Handsome Lands In Georgian

June 14, 2020:

Riding a pocket trip, Pretty Handsome lunged for the lead late in the mile and snagged victory in the $11,500 Horses and Geldings Preferred 2 Pace at Georgian Downs on Sunday (June 14)....read on

Gimpanzee Victorious On Return

June 14, 2020:

Gimpanzee, in his four-year-old debut, took the $50,000 first division in the opening leg of the Graduate Series at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 14)....read on

Alberta's Comeback Card Cut Short

June 14, 2020:

Harness racing in Alberta was ready to return with a nine-race card at The Track on 2 preceded by a qualifying session on Sunday (June 14). However, after nearly half the card completed, racing had to be abandoned....read on


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