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McElroy Offers Thanks

August 7, 2009:

An emotional Don McElroy expressed his sincere gratitude to Trot Insider as a result of the outpouring of support shown to him by the harness racing fraternity at Wednesday's Walltyme Golf Tournament...read on

Moulton Recuperating At Home

August 7, 2009:

Trot Insider has learned that Russ Moulton, Executive Director of National Capital Region Harness Horse Association, is recuperating at home after a brief stay in hospital....read on

Yorkton Reschedules Friday's Card

August 7, 2009:

Yorkton Exhibition has cancelled its live program of racing for Friday, August 7 due to heavy rainfall in the area...read on

Cohen Blasts New Jersey Pols

August 7, 2009:

With a cleverly crafted editorial posted on nj.com, writer and horse owner Andrew Cohen asks New Jersey to give its head a shake and do something to prevent people like him from spending their harness racing budget on the racing product in other states...read on

Ackerman Tries Again From Post 10

August 7, 2009:

For the third time in six years, the Ackerman family will send a horse into the $1.5 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack. For the third time, their trotter will start from the most disadvantageous position -- post No. 10...read on

Special Night Planned For MacDonald

August 7, 2009:

Mike MacDonald, the leading driver in Gold Cup and Saucer history, will be honoured on Sunday, August 16th as part of the events leading up to the 50th edition of the Gold Cup...read on

I Wanted Wings Scratched, Career Questionable

August 7, 2009:

I Wanted Wings, who was set to compete in the $783,042 Hambletonian Oaks this Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack, has been scratched after sustaining a possible career-ending infection...read on

Ohio Breeders Stakes At Scioto

August 7, 2009:

Longshots Up Front Cruiser and Lullaby Til Dawn flashed across the wire ahead of 1-9 favourite Rub Thing in the $20,000 Ohio Breeders Stake for freshman pacing fillies at Scioto Downs on Thursday night...read on

Hot Shot Blue Chip To Step Up In Hambo?

August 7, 2009:

Owner Tom Dillon is hoping his Hambletonian contender, Hot Shot Blue Chip, will smarten up and put his game face on this Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands Racetrack...read on

Warkentin: Muscle Hill Can Break 1:50

August 7, 2009:

Meadowlands track announcer and TV host Ken Warkentin feels that Hambletonian favourite Muscle Hill can break the elusive 1:50 mark on a two-turn track, but who will push him there?...read on

Freshman Colts Flood Flamboro

August 7, 2009:

Flamboro Downs fans are in for a treat on Sunday evening as 59 of the province’s most talented freshman trotters and pacers converge on the Dundas oval for Gold elimination action...read on

Camluck, Forward, McIntosh Rule At Rideau

August 6, 2009:

Rideau Carleton Raceway played host to six $24,000 divisions of Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots action for sophomore pacing fillies on Thursday night...read on

Bartlett Wins Six...No, Seven At Yonkers

August 6, 2009:

A quick look at Thursday night's harness racing results from Yonkers Raceway showed leading driver Jason Bartlett winning six races...which he did, during the 13-race parimutuel card...read on

First Win For Andrew Moore

August 6, 2009:

Andrew Moore had a memorable night on the track at Charlottetown Driving Park Entertainment Centre as the young teamster engineered a perfect trip to record his first lifetime win...read on

Tyler Rush Notches First Pari-Mutuel Win

August 6, 2009:

Tyler Rush scored his first driving win in his first race at a pari-mutuel harness racing track in the first race on Thursday at Scioto Downs. And he was driving horse number ---what else?---one, Valid Moment...read on

Freshmen Shine At The Meadowlands

August 6, 2009:

Freshman fillies were on display in two $157,750 Countess Adios on Thursday night at the Meadowlands, with one having Hall Of Fame horsehoes to fill...read on

Baymount Comments On Deadline

August 6, 2009:

Officials from Baymount Inc. have offered comment on yesterday's news that the local licence holder issued Baymount a deadline to commence construction on Belleville's Quinte Raceway project....read on

Bridger Series Underway

August 6, 2009:

The First Time and Newport Volo drew first blood in the opening leg of the Bridger Trotting Series for two-year-old colts and geldings on Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack...read on

Strapping Filly Hoping For Gold Success

August 6, 2009:

Monday’s Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack will only be Wilsonator’s fourth lifetime start, but the two-year-old trotting filly has already delivered a full season’s worth of thrills to owner Ted Wilson...read on

Lookout Hanover Equals World Record

August 6, 2009:

In the featured pace on Thursday at Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack, Lookout Hanover glided home over a conditioned field in a world record time of 1:49.2...read on

Special SC Member Adrenaline Packages

August 6, 2009:

Adrenaline has a special offer for SC Members only!  For only $25, you get a weekend pass to the festival, your choice of a special event ticket, plus a $10 betting voucher, and your choice of a free small...read on

Adrenaline Horseplayers Get Three Shots at $25,000

August 6, 2009:

Adrenaline, Canada’s Racing Festival, today announced it will be hosting three Trot Canada National Handicapping Championship qualifying events...read on

Hambo Horses Test Negative For Blood-Doping Agents

August 6, 2009:

The New Jersey Racing Commission has informed The Meadowlands and the Hambletonian Society that blood samples of all horses entered in the $1,520,333 Hambletonian and $783,042 Hambletonian Oaks to be raced Saturday, August 8, cleared the out-of-competition testing...read on

Can-Am Wind Rider Challenge To Clinton

August 6, 2009:

The Can-Am Wind Rider Challenge is touring Ontario this year with the first stop at the REACH/Clinton Raceway on August 22 and 23...read on

T-Bred Handle Continues To Plummet

August 6, 2009:

Reports from south of the border indicate that the overall thoroughbred handle continues to decline...read on

Stallion Series Opens Saturday

August 6, 2009:

The Stallion Series, a new series inaugurated by the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission in 2009, will be making its initial appearance at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Saturday afternoon, August 8...read on

WEG Gets Rezoning

August 6, 2009:

Woodbine Entertainment Group’s plan for rezoning at its Mohawk Racetrack site in Campbellville, Ont. has taken another step in the planning process after a compensation plan was approved by the Ontario Municipal Board with support from the Town of Milton...read on

Carryovers Aplenty At Maywood, Balmoral

August 6, 2009:

Fans of the Chicagoland area racing circuit will have the chance to build up a nice bankroll over the coming nights as both Maywood Park and Balmoral Park will offer carryovers in several of their gimmick wagers...read on

Heyden's Hambletonian Stat Pack

August 6, 2009:

Meadowlands Racetrack's racing analyst Bob 'Hollywood' Heyden has compiled a list of interesting statistics to note heading into Saturday's action-packed Hambletonian Day of harness racing at the Big M...read on

Sylvester Injured In ATV Accident

August 6, 2009:

Troy Sylvester, 45, son of Hall of Fame trainer Chuck Sylvester was seriously injured in an ATV accident on Wednesday August 5, at the family’s Magical Acres training center...read on

Moore, MacDonell, Malicious Metro-Bound

August 6, 2009:

With a flawless five-for-five record thanks in part to his Dream Maker Pacing Series sweep at Mohawk Racetrack, the Dr. Ian Moore-trained Malicious looks to be a freshman force to be reckoned with as the lucrative Metro Pace approaches...read on

Hambletonian Amateur Drivers Trots At Big M

August 6, 2009:

Two non-wagering trots took place Wednesday, August 5 at the Meadowlands Racetrack featuring amateur reinsmen as well as one carded in the first race on the regular program...read on

Owner Requests Steward Recusal

August 6, 2009:

On Friday, July 24, California Horse Racing Board licensed owner Martin Wygod and his attorney requested to meet with the stewards assigned to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club race meet...read on

Primary Purpose In Gold Hunt

August 6, 2009:

Casie Coleman’s level of satisfaction with the eight-hole Primary Purpose drew for this Sunday’s $130,000 Gold Final is a reflection of the rotten post position luck the three-year-old pacer has had in every final since mid-May...read on

Upsets In Trotting Stakes At Balmoral

August 5, 2009:

Illinois bred trotters headlined Wednesday nights Balmoral Park action as eight diagonally gaited fillies battled in the $50,000 Fox Valley Flan Stake while 10 of their male counterparts knocked heads in the $50,000 Kadabra Stake...read on

Saugeen Claiming Series At Hanover

August 5, 2009:

A total of 18 fillies competed in three $10,000 divisions of the Saugeen Claiming Series Wednesday at Hanover Raceway...read on

Open Victory For ‘George’

August 5, 2009:

Victory George lived up to his name when he rallied off second-over cover to win the $850 Open Pace at Inverness Raceway on Wednesday...read on

Hambletonian Snapshot: A Look Back To 1965

August 5, 2009:

The 1965 Hambletonian was supposed to be a coronation but it wound up being a calamity...read on

Road To The Jug - Week 3

August 5, 2009:

Each week the Jay Wolf, Assistant Publicity Director of the Little Brown Jug, will rank the Top 10 eligibles for the 64th edition of the Little Brown Jug on Thursday, September 24...read on

Whitesand Dimples Goes Back-To-Back

August 5, 2009:

Fresh off a win in the Preferred Pace on Sunday at St. John's Racing & Entertainment Centre, Whitesand Dimples earned herself another photo opt with her victory in Wednesday’s featured pacing event...read on

Adios Pick, Wild Rose At Grande Prairie

August 5, 2009:

This Saturday nearly $100,000 in purses will be up for grabs at Grande Prairie as Alberta’s top three-year-old pacing colts and fillies face off in the Adios Pick and Wild Rose divisions...read on

The Countdown Begins For Breeders Crown

August 5, 2009:

The Breeders Crown, harness racing divisional championship series, kicks into gear this week with supplemental entries due and payable on Monday, August 10 at 12 noon [EDT] in the racing secretary's office at The Meadowlands Racetrack...read on

More Wagering Options For Hambo Day

August 5, 2009:

The Hambletonian Day wagering line-up includes additional opportunities for bettors this year...read on

Andersen Reaches 2,000 Wins

August 5, 2009:

Ralph Andersen, who drove his first horse when he was 16 years old and is now 61, achieved the career milestone of 2,000 victories on Wednesday at Rockingham Park...read on

Ouellette Aims For Hambo Triumph With 'Caviar'

August 5, 2009:

In his chosen profession, Luc Ouellette has pretty much been to the top of the mountain...read on

'Breakfast With The Pros' To Continue

August 5, 2009:

Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs recently held its first editions of the family day 'Breakfast With The Pros' on Saturday, July 25th at Tioga, and on Saturday, August 1st at Vernon...read on

An Elusive Oaks Title

August 5, 2009:

Elusive Desire will lead a parade of North America’s top three-year-old trotting fillies to the starting gate in this Saturday’s $783,042 Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands Racetrack, and the early favourite will attempt to be the first Canadian-sired winner in the rich stake event's history...read on

Schedule Changes For The Maritimes

August 5, 2009:

The Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission has approved the cancellation of Inverness Raceway’s scheduled program for Wednesday, August 19th during Charlottetown's Old Home week due to a lack of entries...read on

Baymount Given Deadline

August 5, 2009:

The ongoing saga with Baymount Incorporated's proposed construction of a racetrack in Belleville may soon come to a conclusion if the local racing licence holder has its way...read on

Legends Day Auction Closed

August 5, 2009:

Clinton Raceway's Fly with a Legend Auction has closed with a winning bid of $3,500 to benefit the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation...read on


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