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Scioto Qualifiers Next Week

April 17, 2009:

Scioto Downs will hold its first session of qualifying races on Friday, April 24 in preparation for its 2009 season, which begins on May 8...read on

Mohawk Qualifier Recap

April 17, 2009:

A 10-dash card of qualifiers went postward Friday morning at Mohawk Racetrack. Older stars and Pepsi North America Cup eligibles have come out of the woodwork in the last couple of weeks. This morning was no exception...read on

Distance Racing On Trot Radio

April 17, 2009:

Should we race at distances other than a mile? Are the varied distances at events like Xtreme Horsepower good for the industry...read on

KD Track Closure This Weekend

April 17, 2009:

Kawartha Downs has announced that it will be closing its track for one day this weekend...read on

EPR Card Drawn For Saturday

April 17, 2009:

Horse Racing New Brunswick has announced that the organization's first live card has been assembled...read on

Balzac Discussed At HBPA Meeting

April 17, 2009:

The Edmonton Journal has run an article regarding the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association general meeting which took place last night...read on

Maywood Gets Underway Friday

April 17, 2009:

The 2009 stakes season at Maywood Park gets underway tonight, as an overflow field of 10 Illinois-conceived and foaled three-year-old colt and gelding pacers square off in the $15,000 Sportsmaster Sta...read on

Western Posse Strikes A Pose

April 17, 2009:

A win is a win no matter how you come by it - and one horse that knows all about it is the Pepsi North America Cup-prepping Western Posse...read on

Big Dee’s Snaffle Bits Recalled

April 17, 2009:

Big Dee's Tack & Vet Supplies has announced it was recalling snaffle bits after reported cases of half cheek snaffle bits that have broken while in use. ...read on

Parlay Powers To Tie Silk Score

April 16, 2009:

Parlay pushed his undefeated streak to four thanks to 1:56.2 score in Thursday night’s lone second round division of the Tie Silk Trotting Series...read on

Mister Big Qualifies Back

April 16, 2009:

After getting some well-deserved time away from the racing battles, superstar Ontario-bred Mister Big put in his first charted line during Hoosier Park's qualifying session this morning...read on

Winbak Speed Takes Finian Hanover

April 16, 2009:

Winbak Speed proved much the best in Thursday night’s Finian Hanover $30,000 Open Handicap at Harrah’s Chester, turning away Proper Respect at the head of the stretch and winning in 1:51.2....read on

Camshaft Hanover Upsets In SNY Final

April 16, 2009:

Laguna Beach laid down wild fractions in Thursday evening’s $40,000 final of the Sportsnet NY Series at the Meadowlands, and that set it up perfectly for Camshaft Hanover....read on

Whotookwhat Opener To Summer Blast

April 16, 2009:

After trailing by nine lengths at the half, Summer Blast took advantage of live cover and blasted through the stretch to win a division of the Whotookwhat - an early-closing series for three-year-old filly trotters – during Thursday’s program at The Meadows....read on

Strangles Scare At Fraser Downs

April 16, 2009:

According to an article in today’s edition of The Province, two horses stabled at Fraser Downs for the upcoming Cloverdale Rodeo have been diagnosed with Strangles....read on

Woodbine Poles To Move

April 16, 2009:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group announced today that it is shifting the start/finish lines at Woodbine Racetrack for the last seven programs...read on

Small Things Have Big Impact

April 16, 2009:

Sometimes it's the small, taken-for-granted things in life which make tremendous impacts. In her latest Trot Blog entry, Kelly Spencer explains how something so little meant so much to some recent patrons of Grand River Raceway...read on

SHOP Backs Darling Letter

April 16, 2009:

The Standardbred Horse Owners Panel today released a letter stating that it agrees with Jack Darling's recent letter, which applauded the ORC's whipping pilot program, but stated that there are still ongoing issues...read on

Harrington Meet To Open Sunday

April 16, 2009:

Harrington Raceway will open for its 64th season of live racing Sunday, April 19 with a new first race post time of 5:15 p.m....read on

Sakic Seelster Staying Put

April 16, 2009:

There was a chance that the open class trotters at Woodbine Racetrack were going to get a break from the speedy Sakic Seelster, but plans for a possible European campaign have been put on ice...read on

Star-Studded Meadowlands Qualifiers

April 16, 2009:

The Meadowlands' Thursday qualifying session was rammed with talent this morning, as older stars returned and nine Pepsi North America Cup eligibles...read on

Loyal Opposition Appeal Denied

April 16, 2009:

On Tuesday, April 14, a Kentucky court denied the appeal of lawyer / horse owner Daniel Waxman in regard to a positive test produced...read on

Passover Pace Contested

April 16, 2009:

P.J. Lutman III emerged victorious in Monticello Raceway’s 'Race for the Matzohs.'...read on

Primary Purpose Is Ontario-Bound

April 15, 2009:

Trainer Rod Therres told Trot Insider yesterday evening that plans are underway to send North America Cup eligible Primary Purpose to Ontario...read on

Annieswesterncard Qualifies At Balmoral

April 15, 2009:

Annieswesterncard, the Western Hanover gelding that finished third in the 2008 Metro Pace, recorded its first charted line of the year during the Wednesday qualifying session at Balmoral Park in Illinois...read on

Dover Downs Season Revue

April 15, 2009:

The 2008-09 Dover Downs season was again an action-packed meet featuring many of the sport's top horses, drivers and trainers. The 133 programs featured major league live racing 15 times daily, six days a week and was highlighted by six world records...read on

WEG Expansion Plan Scaled Back

April 15, 2009:

Woodbine Entertainment Group’s $75 million expansion plan for Mohawk Racetrack will face delays thanks to the current economic recession, which has...read on

Youth Served On Big M Broadcast

April 15, 2009:

On Thursday night, Meadowlands Television will turn over hosting duties to Darin Zoccali and John Massey, a pair of young bettors who will talk about what attracts...read on

Esmeralda Semalu Bounces Back

April 15, 2009:

Esmeralda Semala got a measure of revenge on Nip N Attack by winning the featured $25,000 Open Handicap pace for fillies and mares on Friday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs...read on

OSAS Spring Fling Event Tonight

April 15, 2009:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society's first annual 'Spring Fling' dinner, dance and social gathering will be taking place tonight Wednesday, April 15 at the Mohawk Inn...read on

Tetrick Scores Driving Triple

April 15, 2009:

Miss DW Chip showed how tough she really is Wednesday, April 15 in the $23,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Trot on Wednesday at Hoosier Park...read on

Gamblers Passion Picks Up Blossom Win

April 15, 2009:

Gamblers Passion, driven by David Miller, was a well-rated winner in the $70,000 Blossom Series Final for sophomore filly pacers Wednesday night...read on

Whybabywhy Upsets At Meadows' Re-opening

April 15, 2009:

On a day when The Meadows resumed racing following a two-week hiatus and celebrated the opening of its permanent casino, Whybabywhy provided some fireworks of her own...read on

Ouellette To Windsor For Good Reason

April 15, 2009:

Luc Ouellette hardly ever drives horses at Windsor Raceway. Although, a promising son of Windsongs Legacy gave the future Hall of Famer all the reasons in the world to show up and guide some stock Tuesday night...read on

Empire’s Top Execs Quit

April 15, 2009:

Empire Resorts’ two top executives, president and CEO David Hanlon and chief financial officer Ronald Radcliffe, have resigned....read on

Maryland Now Has Preakness Domain Rights

April 15, 2009:

According to a report by the Baltimore Sun, Tuesday, just hours after the bill was fast tracked and passed in the Maryland General Assembly, governor Martin O'Malley signed legislation giving...read on

Pompano Given Green Light

April 15, 2009:

Isle of Capri Casinos, owner of Pompano Park, was yesterday given the go-ahead from commissioners in Florida's Broward County to substantially expand its gaming area and add a hotel...read on

Hoerdt, Brown Making Move

April 15, 2009:

Top Western Canadian trainer Kelly Hoerdt has told Trot Insider that he will be shipping 10 of his top horses and will be setting up a satellite stable -- and the locale of that stable is not the first place most would expect...read on

Murray On WEG Stakes Noms.

April 15, 2009:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group’s lucrative summer stakes schedule has drawn an outstanding number of nominees for many of its 2009 events....read on

One Hundred Ten Still NA Cup Eligible

April 15, 2009:

The connections of 110 three-year-old male pacers kept their charges eligible to the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup by making the March 15...read on

Ex-GM Executive Testifies At Waxman Trial

April 15, 2009:

An article today by the Hamilton Spectator shines light on the trial of standardbred horse owner Bob Waxman, who is facing charges from alleged fraud and theft in the mid-to-late 1990s...read on

Crystal Chris Wins Girls Night Out Leg

April 14, 2009:

Crystal Chris ($29.40) and driver Tom Sells showed a field of eight pacing fillies and mares what its like to step out at the Isle Pompano Park to capture the $25,000 first leg of the Girls Night Out late-closing event Tuesday night...read on

Nobananas Peels Off Fourth Straight At GRVR

April 14, 2009:

A pair of Preferred events highlighted Grand River Raceway’s Tuesday night program and Nobananas took...read on

Celebrity Abs A Winner In Georgian Preferred

April 14, 2009:

Celebrity Abs flexed his muscles Tuesday night when he rallied from off the pace to score his first win of the...read on

Royalton Star Shines Bright In Hoosier Top Pace

April 14, 2009:

A muddy track and rainy conditions did not dim the light on Royalton Star and driver Andy Shetler during the $25,000 Invitational Pace Tuesday, April 14...read on

‘Petey’ Keeps His Eyes On the Prize

April 14, 2009:

Petey Blue Eyes kept up an impressive five-win streak on Tuesday at Western Fair Raceway when he took a new mark of 1:57.3 for trainer Katherine Caine...read on

Vivid Photo Gets Untracked At Pocono

April 14, 2009:

Vivid Photo shook off a slow start to his 2009 season with a winning performance in Tuesday night’s featured $25,000 Open Handicap trot at Pocono Downs...read on

Streaks Continue At Kawartha

April 14, 2009:

The winning streaks continued for Preferred contenders Rose Run Hooligan and El Toro Grande Tuesday evening at Kawartha Downs...read on

Sudbury Downs Opens Backstretch Stabling

April 14, 2009:

Sudbury Downs has announced the opening of the backstretch stabling area today in preparation for the start of its live season...read on

Alberta Downs To Open On Time?

April 14, 2009:

The Lacombe Globe has reported that there is less than one week before the first card of live racing from Alberta Downs in Lacombe, yet there are still issues that the provincial government has to sign off on...read on


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