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Oil Prices Affect International Racing

July 4, 2008:

South Korea has decided to say lights out to night-time horse racing due to record high oil prices....read on

Smith, Mccooeye Seek Class

July 4, 2008:

After four years off from racing, Mccooeye is fit and back for some racing action, but finding a class to race in near his home in Woodlawn, Ontario has proven to be a struggle....read on

Stevenson Fed Up

July 4, 2008:

Fed up with the current climate of the standardbred racing industry in Alberta, Brad Stevenson of Verve Racing Stables has sent Trot Insider a letter sounding off on the situation....read on

Moulton Comments On Dire Rideau Situation

July 4, 2008:

This afternoon Trot Insider spoke with Russ Moulton, executive director of the National Capital Region Harness Horse Association, about the situation caused in the Ottawa area due to the influx of Quebec horses....read on

Willie Win vs. Grandy The Grey!

July 4, 2008:

This Sunday, Oxer Stables will be hosting a horse show that will also feature standardbred horses. During lunchtime the heavily anticipated mascot race between Grand River's Grandy the Grey and Standardbred Canada's Willie Win will take place....read on

Beshear Dissolves KHRA

July 4, 2008:

Yesterday in Kentucky, an executive order was signed by governor Steve Beshear dissolving the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority....read on

Mike Barrieau On Return To Driving

July 4, 2008:

He hasn't driven in a pari-mutuel race in 15 years, but this morning Trot Insider spoke with pilot Mike Barrieau, who will be steering Longworth Legacy tomorrow at Exhibition Park Raceway....read on

OHHA Youth Camps Underway For 2008

July 4, 2008:

The 2008 season of OHHA Youth Camps kicked off yesterday for young horse enthusiasts in the Flamboro Downs area. Eight local children are participating in the camp which runs through to Sunday when the kids will actually drive the horses they've been partnered with in two exhibition races....read on

Holmes On Sports Gambling Push

July 4, 2008:

This morning Trot Insider spoke with Jane Holmes of the Woodbine Entertainment Group in regard to the recent push by Canadian racetracks, associations and the Ontario Government for legalized Las Vegas-style sports wagering....read on

Atlantic Sires Stakes To Summerside

July 4, 2008:

Some of the best young horses from across the Maritimes will be showcased in a full slate of Atlantic Sires Stakes action at the Summerside Raceway throughout the coming week....read on

McCown On Legalized Sports Wagering

July 4, 2008:

The topic of legal, single-game sports wagering at Ontario's casinos and racetracks has been in the news this week. And the original Primetime Bobcat, award-winning Fan 590 radio host Bob McCown, has let his feelings known....read on

Reminder: Horseperson's Benevolent Tourney

July 4, 2008:

Officials from The Horsepersons' Benevolent Fund would like to remind all Maritimers of the first annual Horsepersons' Benevolent Golf Tournament, to take place at Fox Meadows Golf Club in Stratford, PEI on Wednesday, August 13, 2008....read on

Malabar Man On Hand For Induction

July 4, 2008:

Malabar Man will be personally inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame on the evening of Sunday, July 6. It is only the second time a horse honouree has been present for the induction ceremony....read on

Schnittker Talks 'Dewey'

July 4, 2008:

"He's the one to beat now. I hope to get this pressure every year....read on

Filly And Driver Alright After Mohawk Spill

July 3, 2008:

Driver Mario Baillargeon and three-year-old pacing filly Canaco Reveille came away relatively unscathed in a one-horse spill in Thursday's second race at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Clouthier Weighs In

July 3, 2008:

OHRIA executive director Hector Clouthier today emailed Trot Magazine conveying his full agreement with editor Darryl Kaplan's July 2008 installment of The View, which states the sta...read on

Mccooeye Reunited With The Winner's Circle

July 3, 2008:

The comeback for millionaire trotter Mccooeye didn't start off very well, but the classy campaigner found his way to victory lane on Thursday night at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Elite Fillies Battle At Sulky Quebec

July 3, 2008:

A set of $33,000 Elite divisions for three-year-old trotting fillies went to the gate at Sulky Quebec on Thursday evening, and winning cheques were doled out to Altesse and Afternoon Dreams following their impressive scores....read on

Bunkmeister Sets PASS Record

July 3, 2008:

In a scintillating career debut, Bunkmeister paced to a stake record 1:52.3 in a $256,685 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for freshman colts and geldings Thursday at The Meadows....read on

Babies Battle In NJSS At The Meadowlands

July 3, 2008:

There were five NJSS divisions on tap at The Meadowlands on Thursday evening, with rookie trotting and pacing colts and geldings taking centre stage....read on

Rare Friday Night Card AT CDPEC

July 3, 2008:

The horses take the stage on a rare Friday night performance at the Charlottetown Driving Park Entertainment Centre, with first race post time set for 7 p.m....read on

ASHA Issues Statement

July 3, 2008:

The Alberta Standardbred Association issued a release this afternoon stating it is extremely concerned with Northlands Park's recently-announced agreement with the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association....read on

Hot Collectibles On eBay.ca To Support Chase

July 3, 2008:

Do you want a copy of Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America? How about one with 11 autographs and a pair of Somebeachsomewhere's shoes?...read on

Hip Numbers For PA Preferred Online

July 3, 2008:

Hip numbers for the PA Preferred Yearling Sale, to take place Sunday, August 24, are now available online....read on

Young Race Caller In The Spotlight

July 3, 2008:

The Daily Gleaner has shone its light on Chris Davies, Fredericton Raceway's man in the booth who at age 19 has already called over 1,000 races....read on

Last Call For Tickets And Online Voting

July 3, 2008:

Grand River Raceway has issued a reminder about deadlines for two upcoming events -- Powder Puff Night and the inaugural Race Announcer Contest....read on

Ericsson Recovering

July 3, 2008:

The BC Standardbred Association has reported that Fraser Downs trainer Sten Ericsson was admitted to the Peace Arch Hospital, in White Rock, BC earlier this week after suffering a stroke at his home....read on

TROT 4 Kids Track Tour Contest Winner!

July 3, 2008:

Matthew Perry of Charlottetown, PEI is the winner of the June TROT 4 Kids' Track Tour Contest and a dinner for two gift card to the Charlottetown Driving Park Entertainment Centre's Top of the Park Dining Room....read on

Sudbury To Reduce Purses

July 3, 2008:

Sudbury Downs announced this morning that due to the extended labour dispute by OLG employees at the facility, the track will be implementing a significantly reduced purse structure, effective July 9, 2008....read on

Sunday Horse Show To Feature S-Breds

July 3, 2008:

Sunday, July 6 from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m., a horse show featuring standardbred horses will be taking place at Oxer Stables, located at 6250 Walkers Line....read on

B Strike Three Gold For Connections

July 3, 2008:

At the end of the 2007 season, vets were shocked B Strike Three was in such good health after finding the colt had a very serious medical condition. What the colt has done after just six starts in 2008 has been remarkable....read on

Road To The Hambletonian

July 3, 2008:

Each week, Ken Warkentin of the Meadowlands Racetrack ranks the contenders for the $1.5 million Hambletonian, to be contested August 2 at the East Rutherford, New Jersey oval....read on

Henriksen High On Clerk Magistrate

July 3, 2008:

With already one Hambletonian victory under his belt, trainer Per Henriksen is looking at grabbing another this year with Andover Hall colt Clerk Magistrate....read on

The View: Bring 'Beach' Back

July 2, 2008:

In the July 2008 edition of Trot Magazine, editor Darryl Kaplan comments on the future of the industry's brightest equine star in his monthly installment of The View....read on

Hometown Gelding Seeks Grassroots Glory

July 2, 2008:

Richard Renwick is not sure how Dillavec stacks up against the field in Dresden Raceway's Ontario Sires Stakes season opener this Sunday, but the Merlin resident is certainly happy to have the three-year-old trotting gelding racing close to home....read on

Donald Rankin Back On Top In Sudbury

July 2, 2008:

Donald Rankin has been nothing but money for owner/driver Paul MacLean since being claimed and the trotter continued to pad his bank account with another win in the $10,000 Preferred Trot at Sudbury Downs on Wednesday....read on

Freshmen Fillies Battle In NJSS

July 2, 2008:

The Meadowlands hosted New Jersey Sires Stakes action on Wednesday night for two-year-old fillies, featuring three divisions for trotters and two splits for pacers....read on

Favourites Deliver In Bud Light Stakes

July 2, 2008:

Shes A Fan and Northern Duchess might not be of legal drinking age in horse years, but their owners can celebrate with a cool one after their two-year-old pacing fillies turned in impressive performances on Wednesday at Flamboro Downs in the Bud Light Stakes....read on

Bartlett & Sumner Win Yonkers' Spring Titles

July 2, 2008:

Driver Jason Bartlett and trainer Robert Sumner led their respective categories to take home the 2008 Spring Meet titles at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Last Week's Poll Results

July 2, 2008:

Last week's SC Poll asked, "Which of the following additions would you most like to see in a past performance program?"...read on

Grand Circuit Rolling Into Pocono

July 2, 2008:

Grand Circuit Week, featuring top drivers, trainers and outstanding young horses, will be making its annual stop at Pocono Downs Saturday, July 5....read on

Hegdal Pumped For Goshen

July 2, 2008:

Trainer/driver Oyvind Hegdal and Income De Vie, the three-year-old trotting filly he'll send out in the $16,773 Landmark Stakes at Goshen Historic Track on July 4, started their U.S. racing careers around the same time....read on

2008 Adios Stake Purse Raised To $500,000

July 2, 2008:

The 2008 Adios Stake purse has been increased $60,000 to $500,000, it was jointly announced by Dale Rapson, vice president of Racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, and Earl Beal, president of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association....read on

$120 Million Tax Break?

July 2, 2008:

A report by Toronto city staff indicates that a $120 million tax break should be offered to the Woodbine Entertainment Group and The Cordish Company, developers of the Woodbine Live! expansion at the Rexdale oval....read on

Gale Records 1,500th Career Win

July 2, 2008:

While paired with S J McKillop Lass yesterday at Woodstock Raceway, pilot Jason Gale recorded his 1,500th career driving victory....read on

Willie Laarman Passes

July 2, 2008:

Standardbred owner Willie Laarman, the mother of trainer Rene Laarman, passed away Monday, June 30 at the Guelph General Hospital at the age of 78....read on

Mildred Williams Celebration Of Life

July 2, 2008:

Though it will be taking place in the spring of 2009, details have already been released regarding the Mildred Williams Celebration of Life....read on

Qualifier Date Change

July 2, 2008:

There will not be any qualifying races taking place at Kawartha Downs this weekend, but the session has been rescheduled for early next week....read on

Vallieres Wants Answers

July 2, 2008:

Alain Vallieres, president of the SPESCQ, yesterday sent an open letter to Quebec Finance Minister Monique Jerome-Forget to all newspapers and journalists in Quebec....read on

Gerry Van Bussel Passes

July 2, 2008:

Gerardus (Gerry) Van Bussel, one of the founders of Seelster Farms, passed away the morning of July 1 at his home in Ilderton, Ontario....read on


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