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Swan Image Maintains Winning Image

January 2, 2009:

Swan Image made it three in a row on Friday night using some swift off-the-pace tactics in the $35,000 Invitational Trot at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Brawn Seelster Continues Streak

January 2, 2009:

The Callie Rankin trained, owned and driven Brawn Seelster continued his win streak tonight at Flamboro Downs taking his fourth consecutive victory in the $13,000 Preferred 2 Trot....read on

Wright, Jr. Drives 2,000th Career Winner

January 2, 2009:

Greg Wright, Jr. drove his 2,000th career winner Friday at The Meadows when he piloted 44-1 long shot Pinnochio to victory in the fourth race. Wright got a fast start on the next 2,000 by scoring with Tis Himself three races later....read on

Bettor Sweet, Winbak Speed Ready For Features

January 2, 2009:

A $35,000 invitational and $33,000 open for older pacers headline the Saturday night card at the Meadowlands....read on

2008 Track Titles Go To…

January 2, 2009:

Year-end stats are in and the 2008 track titles are now confirmed. Trot Insider has compiled a list of the top Canadian drivers and trainers by wins and money from each racetrack across the country....read on

Are You Ready For 2009?

January 2, 2009:

With a positive outlook for the 2009 racing season, Grand River Raceway's Marketing and Communications Manager, Kelly Spencer, reveals her harness racing resolutions in her latest blog '09 Racing Resolutions....read on

OHHA Members' Meeting On Sunday

January 2, 2009:

OHHA has called a members’ meeting to update them on the OHHA/WEG racing contract situation....read on

Changes At The Isle Pompano Park

January 2, 2009:

Management at the Isle Pompano Park today announced two changes in racing positions....read on

Stratton, Aldrich Take Monticello 2008 Titles

January 2, 2009:

At age 21, Jordan Stratton is the “King of the Hill” at Monticello Raceway. The talented youngster won 362 races here and has become the youngest reinsmen to win the driving title in the 50+ years that the raceway has been in existence....read on

Horses To Determine Vegas Showdown Winner

January 2, 2009:

The first card of the 2009 harness racing season will feature the Pick 7 to Las Vegas showdown, The George Murphy Memorial and eight starters in the $1,800 top class Saturday at the Charlottetown Driving Park Entertainment Centre....read on

Fraser Cancels Friday's Card

January 2, 2009:

Fraser Downs has cancelled its live program of racing scheduled for this evening, Friday, January 2....read on

Bernard Livernoche Passes

January 2, 2009:

Trot Insider has learned that Bernard Livernoche passed away in the comfort of his St. Eustache home on Tuesday, December 30 at the age of 61 after many struggles of fighting cancer....read on

Northlands Cancels Due To Cold

January 2, 2009:

With temperatures at -33 degrees Celsius, Northlands Park has cancelled their programs for Friday, January 2 and Saturday, January 3 due to excessive cold....read on

Truro Quarantine Lifted

January 2, 2009:

This afternoon, the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission's Director Of Racing, Dr. Paul Hogan, told Trot Insider that Truro Raceway is strangles-free....read on

'The Reactor' Wins Again In Record Time

January 2, 2009:

Auckland Reactor, the four-year-old Mach Three pacing sensation from downunder, prevailed by a head in record time to take the $75,000 Gr II Sky City Waikato Flying Mile at Cambridge Raceway in New Zealand while maintaining a spotless record including 16 victories....read on

OHHA Comments On Racing Contract

January 2, 2009:

This morning the Ontario Harness Horse Association issued the following release to the industry commenting on the 2009 racing contract with the Woodbine Entertainment Group. ...read on

KD Awards Banquet Set

January 2, 2009:

Year end award honours for Kawartha Downs' top horsepeople and horses of 2008 will be handed out on Saturday, February 7 at the Kawartha Downs Awards Banquet to be held at the Keystone Links Golf and Country Club....read on

Harness Racing PEI Office Closed

January 2, 2009:

Due to a major winter storm, Harness Racing PEI offices have closed for the day.

Winter Blues Goes Snowshoeing

January 2, 2009:

Trainer and co-owner Ian Reid is hoping the conditions suit his pupil, Winter Blues, as the Snowshoe Pacing Series, for three and four-year-old non-winners of two races lifetime (as of October 31, 2008) gets underway at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday, January 2....read on

Rideau Preferred To Imjustalittleguy

January 1, 2009:

Imjustalittleguy finished the 2008 season on a winning note at Rideau Carleton Raceway, and it was more of the same in tonight’s 2009 debut for the Ted McDonald trainee....read on

Preszcator Pupils Take Three At Flamboro

January 1, 2009:

Trainer Wayne Preszcator kicked off his New Year with a bang thanks to a perfect day of racing at Canada’s fastest half-mile oval....read on

Favourites Foiled In Blizzard Series Opener

January 1, 2009:

A trio of $20,000 divisions of the Blizzard Pacing Series for three-year-old fillies and four-year-old mares kicked off the 2009 season at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday afternoon, and it proved to be a tough day for the favourites....read on

P H Bestman Upsets In Valedictory

January 1, 2009:

It took a lifetime best performance for P H Bestman to knock off the foes he faced in the $47,800 final of the Valedictory Pacing Series at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday afternoon....read on

OHHA Comments On Draw For January 5

January 1, 2009:

This afternoon, the Ontario Harness Horse Association issued a release to the industry regarding today’s draw for the Monday, January 5 card of racing at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Top Website Videos of 2008

January 1, 2009:

In the same way one horse dominated Trot Insider's year-end recap of top news headlines, one horse also dominates the SC website's most viewed videos of 2008...read on

WEG Posts Message To Customers

January 1, 2009:

Woodbine Entertainment Group posted the following message on their website homepage this morning...read on

More Simulcasting Disputes

December 31, 2008:

Ocean Downs Racetrack announced today that it will be forced to suspend simulcast wagering at the racetrack and its off-track betting location, The Cambridge Turf Club, in Cambridge, Maryland, as of January 1, 2009, pending resolution of a contract issue with the Ocean Downs horsemen....read on

Dovington Training Center Quarantine Lifted

December 31, 2008:

Bob Moore, the Delaware Department of Agriculture animal health inspector and supervisor, announced Wednesday, Dec. 31, that the quarantine of horses at the Dovington Training Center was lifted....read on

Fraser Cancels New Year's Day Card

December 31, 2008:

Live racing at Fraser Downs has been cancelled for tomorrow, January 1st, due to unsafe track conditions....read on

MacLeans Find Way To Winner’s Circle

December 31, 2008:

Trainer Dion MacLean teamed up with driver Wayne MacLean for three wins on Wednesday’s 12-race New Year’s Eve matinee card at Sudbury Downs including the featured $20,000 Preferred Pace....read on

Hervey Award Winners Announced

December 31, 2008:

M. Kelly Young, Gordon Waterstone, Harry Giglio and Horse Racing Alberta/Whiteiron Productions were named award winners for their exceptional contributions to harness racing journalism in 2008, the U.S. Harness Writers Association announced Wednesday....read on

Could Harness Racing Be Next?

December 31, 2008:

In response to the recent decision to ban greyhound racing in Massachusetts, Hall of Fame writer Dean Hoffman voices his concerns regarding animal cruelty in harness racing in his latest blog Could humane activists shut down racing?....read on

OHHA Clarifies Horsepeople's Request

December 31, 2008:

To clarify the position of the members who met and voted last night at the OHHA meeting held in Milton, Ontario, horsepeople are asked not to enter horses into the box at Woodbine starting immediately....read on

Warp Speed Needed For Valedictory Win; Blizzard Series Kick-Off

December 31, 2008:

The first stakes final of WEG’s 2009 season will the $47,800 Valedictory Pacing Series finale on New Years’ Day and trainer Ben Wallace is hoping his pupil will live up to his name and leave his competition in a heap of interstellar dust....read on

WEG Guarantees Revenue Sharing Arrangement

December 31, 2008:

Contrary to OHHA's misrepresentation to the membership, Woodbine Entertainment Group's Access Agreements are contracts which guarantee and protect existing revenue share arrangements with horsemen....read on

SC Holiday Hours

December 31, 2008:

Please be aware of Standardbred Canada's holiday hours for its main office in Mississauga, Ontario. The office will be closing today, Wednesday, December 31, at 12:00 noon....read on

Fair Winds Farm Selected NJ Breeder Of The Year

December 31, 2008:

The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey has said “well done” to Fair Winds Farm thanks in large part to a pacing colt named Well Said....read on

'Dewey' Named NJ Horse Of The Year

December 31, 2008:

Deweycheatumnhowe, the trotting powerhouse who won the Hambletonian and all but three of his 25 career starts, has been named New Jersey Standardbred of the Year for 2008....read on

OHHA Members Meet & Vote To Continue Woodbine Boycott

December 31, 2008:

Over 120 horsepeople, owners, trainers, drivers and grooms, braved the winter storm on Tuesday night to discuss the Ontario Harness Horse Association’s (OHHA) negotiations with the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) for a Standardbred racing contract....read on

P H Super Dave Returning To The Maritimes

December 31, 2008:

It was announced this week that a deal had been struck to bring home former stakes winner P H Super Dave to the Maritimes. Businessman David MacDonald has purchased the pacer who has been racing the half-mile oval at Freehold Raceway....read on

Lifestream Mindale Sparkles In Simpson

December 30, 2008:

Lifestream Mindale was a dominant winner in Tuesday’s $39,400 final of the Robert Simpson Pacing Series at Georgian Downs, and that was music to the ears of owner Gerrie Tucker of Montreal, Quebec....read on

Esmeralda Semalu Sweeps To Victory Lane

December 30, 2008:

Quebec-bred Esmeralda Semalu not only won her debut race at Pompano Park on Tuesday, but the mare did it in style for trainer/driver Joe Pavia, Jr. with a last-to-first move on the final turn to win the $16,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace in 1:53.2....read on

Classy Stacy Cruises At Trois Rivieres

December 30, 2008:

Winning is something Classy Stacy has done on a regular basis in recent weeks, and on Tuesday night she continued her winning ways by taking home top prize in the co-featured $12,000 Invitational Trot....read on

Trotting Titans To Return In 2009

December 30, 2008:

Enough Talk and Corleone Kosmos finished 1-2 in the most tightly contested Dan Patch Award balloting for 2008. After such successful campaigns, their connections plan to change very little next year....read on

ORC Grants Fort Erie License Continuation

December 30, 2008:

Fort Erie will have its racetrack license continued for a period of 30 days according to a Notice to the Industry released earlier this evening by the Ontario Racing Commission....read on

Jans Luck Takes Meadows Main Event, Palone Nabs Seven

December 30, 2008:

Dave Palone and Jans Luck finished the year in customary fine fashion Tuesday at The Meadows as Palone guided the redoubtable mare to her 15th victory of the season in the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace — one of his seven wins on the 15-race card....read on

'Beach' Continues To Make Headlines

December 30, 2008:

In a year-end review of sports, The Chronicle Herald declared 2008 to be the "year of the horse” thanks to pacing sensation Somebeachsomewhere....read on

SHOP On Racing Contract

December 30, 2008:

In a release to the industry, The Standardbred Horse Owners Panel (SHOP) has announced its support for the continuation of harness racing at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Jamieson Top Driver At WEG, Baillargeon & Fellows Share Trainer Honours

December 30, 2008:

Jody Jamieson wrapped up a stellar season with a holiday bow last night at Woodbine Racetrack by capturing his first WEG Driver’s title with a total of 282 wins from 1,666 starts, and a UDRS of .297....read on

Quebec Crisis In The News

December 30, 2008:

A Canadian Press story released today profiled the very worst of the situation from the province of Quebec. Its title and content are a clear warning about the situation and how it may be seen by the general public....read on


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