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U.S. Season's Best For 'Rocketop'

July 20, 2009:

A very busy weekend of stakes action came to a close in spectacular fashion last night at Balmoral Park, as Powers Stables' ...read on

Rocco Rossi Passes

July 20, 2009:

Trot Insider has learned that 77-year-old owner, trainer and driver Rocco Rossi of Burlington, Ont. passed away suddenly in his sleep on Saturday, July 18...read on

Boys Of Summer To Sambucca Mystic

July 20, 2009:

Last week Sambucca Mystic lit up the board when he captured the opening leg of the Boys Of Summer Pacing Series at Rideau Carleton Raceway...read on

In Free Opener To Warrawee Lassie

July 19, 2009:

Driver Trevor Ritchie and trainer Frank O’Reilly joined forces to capture the lone $20,000 division in Sunday’s opening leg of the In Free Trotting Series at Mohawk...read on

Gold Score For Grin For Money

July 19, 2009:

Grin For Money demonstrated a powerful stretch rush en route to posting an impressive win in his OSS Gold Series elimination for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings one week ago at Mohawk Racetrack...read on

Savor The Memory Savours His 60th

July 19, 2009:

Winning races is something that veteran pacer Savor The Memory has been doing since the start of the new millennium, and last night at Hiawatha Horse Park in Sarnia, Ont. he celebrated a milestone victory of sorts...read on

Myles Ford Passes

July 19, 2009:

Longtime horseman Myles Ford of Edmonton, Alta. passed away on Friday, July 17 at the age of 53...read on

Jug Fantasy Stable Advisory

July 19, 2009:

Today marks the first of two supplementary draft periods for your Jug Fantasy Stable...read on

Tompkins-Geers Galore At Tioga

July 19, 2009:

Carbon Footprint began to chunk away into the return on investment for his $190,000 yearling price tag on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs in a $31,870 division of the Tompkins-Geers for two-year old colt trotters...read on

Rookie Trotting Fillies Invade Clinton

July 19, 2009:

The Ontario Sires Stakes rolled into Clinton Raceway on Sunday afternoon featuring the first round of Grassroots divisions for two-year-old trotting fillies...read on

Chester Hosts Ben Franklin Elims

July 19, 2009:

Many of harness racing’s heavyweights in the older pacing horse division lined up on the gate at Harrah’s Chester Racetrack on Sunday afternoon to do battle in a set of $50,000 Ben Franklin eliminations...read on

Tattersalls Mixed Sale Underway

July 19, 2009:

The Tattersalls 2009 July Mixed Sale kicked off today at 1:00 p.m. at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ....read on

Sneak Peak At CrossIron Mills Project

July 19, 2009:

The United Horseman of Alberta has provided Trot Insider with updated aerial photos of the CrossIron Mills project in Balzac, Alta., which includes a mall and the racetrack and entertainment ...read on

Jam Packed Night Of Hanover Stakes

July 19, 2009:

The 2009 Hanover Stakes action was in high gear on Saturday night at Balmoral Park with more than $250,000 in purse money up for grabs in four different divisions for two and three-year-old pacers...read on

Mystique Cruiser Fastest In Ohio Sires Stakes

July 19, 2009:

Kyle Ater drove Mystique Cruiser with absolute confidence in the first division of the Ohio Sires Stakes for sophomore colt pacers on Saturday at Scioto Downs and the swift gelding didn’t disappoint...read on

Lincoln Parke Conquers Vernon Foes

July 19, 2009:

Newcomer Lincoln Parke came, saw and conquered five formidable foes in Saturday night’s $9,000 featured sixth session at Vernon Downs...read on

Lombo Skyrider A Fares Well On The Front

July 19, 2009:

Veteran pacer Lombo Skyrider A used his well-known front-end tactics to please his backers in the featured $11,000 Not Listed Preferred Pace at Sudbury Downs on Saturday night...read on

Silent Swing Lowers Mark In Open

July 19, 2009:

Silent Swing established a new lifetime mark of 1:49.1 with his victory in the $50,000 Open Pace on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack...read on

Alcars Spud Baran Sweeps MGW Stake

July 19, 2009:

After winning the fastest of two eliminations for the Manitoba Great Western Fair Stake early Saturday evening in 2:04.2 at Deloraine, Alcars Spud Baran went right back out there three races later to take the $6,718 final in an identical clocking...read on

Deliciouslynaughty Impressive In Grassroots

July 19, 2009:

When Deliciouslynaughty paced across the finish line a Grassroots winner at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night, the two-year-old pacing filly won more than a Grassroots trophy and the lion’s share of $24,000...read on

Outlawpositivcharg Makes Governor’s Plate History

July 19, 2009:

Outlawpositivcharg accomplished a feat that no other horse has in the 41-year history of the Governor’s Plate during Summerside Raceway’s double-header, which wrapped up Lobster Carnival Week on Saturday...read on

A Perfect Eight For Morrill Jr.

July 19, 2009:

Jim Morrill Jr. put on a driving show at Tioga Downs on Saturday night posting eight wins in eight starts including five of the Tompkins-Geers divisions...read on

Real Nice Upsets In Yonkers Open

July 19, 2009:

Real Nice (Jordan Stratton), as the 22-1 second-longest shot on the Saturday night board, went from first-up to first home, winning Yonkers Raceway's $48,000 Open Handicap Pace...read on

Slots Cup Series Moves To Hanover

July 19, 2009:

On Saturday night, Hanover Raceway featured the second leg of the Slots Cup Series, which included two $12,000 divisions for three and four-year-old pacers...read on

Well Said Triumphs In Meadowlands Pace

July 18, 2009:

Well Said blazed his way to a 1:47.3 victory in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack and in doing so became...read on

Eliminations Galore At Mohawk

July 18, 2009:

Some of harness racing's top contenders converged at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night for a chance to earn a spot in the finals of the Maple Leaf Trot, Canadian Breeders Championships and Roses Are Red Stakes...read on

Desperatehousewife Leaves No Doubts

July 18, 2009:

While fans may have been uncertain of Desperatehousewife sending her to post as the fourth betting choice in the featured $15,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred Trot Saturday night at Georgian Downs, the seven-year-old Jonathan Lobell mare put those reservations to rest with a dominating six and three-quarter length score...read on

More Baby Races At Meadowlands

July 18, 2009:

This week the Meadowlands Racetrack played host to nine baby races and Windfall Blue Chip turned in the most impressive performance of the day winning the fastest and final qualifier...read on

P H Mike Flashes Speed At Northside

July 18, 2009:

P H Mike sprinted home to win the featured $2,000 Winners Over Pace on Saturday night at Northside Downs in a speedy 1:56.4...read on

Titan Park Wins At Woodstock; Oxford Action Continues

July 18, 2009:

Making his first start at Woodstock Raceway, the Preferred trotter Titan Park turned in a wire-to-wire score to take home the lion’s share of the $17,500 purse for Canada’s leading trainer in the wins category, Rene Allard...read on

Pembroke Primo Makes A Splash

July 18, 2009:

Pembroke Primo, a five-year-old mare by Ditch Em-Primo Deluxe, went wire-to-wire in 1:58.4, and won the $9,000 featured Filly and Mares Open Handicap Pace for owners John P Cummings, Sr. and Mark Jakubik, over a sloppy track, at Buffalo Raceway Friday night, July 17...read on

SC Rewind: Canada's Miracle Mile

July 18, 2009:

Writer Robert Smith takes us back to a special day in Canadian harness racing 50 years ago and also reveals a little piece of trivia previously untold...read on

Pedigreed Colts Earn Grassroots Hardware

July 18, 2009:

Flamboro Downs looked a little like an exclusive country club on Friday evening as four of the five $24,000 Grassroots divisions went to freshman pacing colts with very impressive pedigrees...read on

Worthen Doubles In ‘Summer Sizzler’ Series

July 18, 2009:

Trainer Shawn Worthen wasted no time getting down to business on Friday night at Yorkton Exhibition in Saskatchewan...read on

Ladies Featured In Opens; Record Jackpot At Empire City

July 17, 2009:

Yonkers Raceway hosted Ladies Night, with the fairer sex winning not only Friday's pair of $48,000 Open Handicaps, but also the biggest jackpot since Empire City opened...read on

Racing Trotters Still Fun For Hayes

July 17, 2009:

Sharon resident John Hayes has owned enough two-year-old trotters to realize that anything could happen at Georgian Downs on Tuesday, July 21 when the freshman trotting colts make their Grassroots debut...read on

A Taste Of Victory For Butterscotch Swirl

July 17, 2009:

Butterscotch Swirl used his effective closing routine to post a 1:56 victory in Friday night’s $9,000 featured eighth event, the week’s Open Handicap Trot at Vernon Downs...read on

CBC Fields Set For Sophomore Fillies

July 17, 2009:

Elusive Desire delivered as expected while Jojo Bingbing scored an upset win in Friday’s pair of $33,304 Canadian Breeders Championship eliminations for three-year-old trotting fillies at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Muscle Hill Reaches $1 Million In Dancer

July 17, 2009:

In his final prep for the Hambletonian, Muscle Hill became the sport’s newest millionaire with a career best 1:52.1 victory in the first of two $185,250 divisions of the Stanley Dancer Memorial on Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack...read on

Simons Sweeps Tompkin-Geers Splits

July 17, 2009:

It was the Simons sweep in the three divisions of Tompkins-Geers stake races for two-year-old trotting fillies on Friday night at Tioga Downs...read on

Extender N Wins Open At Pocono

July 17, 2009:

Extender N is like a fine wine. The 12-year-old pacing gelding just keeps getting better with age...read on

Summerside Features Sophomore Fillies

July 17, 2009:

Sophomore pacing fillies starred in Atlantic Sires Stakes action on Friday night at Summerside Raceway. A trio $8,660 “A” divisions were featured along with four $2,500 “B” splits...read on

Buck I St Pat, Autumn Escapade In Armbro Flight Elims

July 17, 2009:

World champion Buck I St Pat turned in a 1:53.3 clocking to take the fastest of two $50,000 eliminations for the Armbro Flight Stakes for older trotting mares on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack...read on

Another 'Majestic' Win For Stormont Garcon

July 17, 2009:

Stormont Garcon has done it again. Keeping his freshman record untarnished, the Stormont Bronze colt front-stepped his way to victory in the second leg of the Majestic Son Trotting Series for two-year-olds Friday at Rideau Carleton Raceway...read on

Elliott On 'Pace' Prospects

July 17, 2009:

Well Said, well-bred at Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge, New Jersey, heads into Saturday night’s $1 million Meadowlands Pace as the 6-5 morning line favourite...read on

Swedes Serious About Trotters, Tourism

July 17, 2009:

For Jenny Andersson, being in Canada for the $730,000 Maple Leaf Trot, July 25, is exciting – but maybe not as exciting as Wal-Mart...read on

Update On Forte

July 17, 2009:

After getting caught up in the horrendous five-horse pile-up at Monticello Raceway on July 16, Mike Forte was treated at the local Catskill Regional Medical Center...read on

More On 'Bernie’s Record Mile

July 17, 2009:

Weekend Bernie established a shiny new 1:53.4 track record last Saturday afternoon at Evergreen Park in Grande Prairie, Alta., but driver Mike Henne...read on

Adrenaline Partners With Holiday Inn

July 17, 2009:

The Adrenaline Festival is pleased to announce a partnership with Holiday Inn as the official hotel for the upcom...read on

Meadowlands Pace Up In The Air For 'Hypnotic'

July 17, 2009:

Trainer Mark Harder has told Trot Insider that Meadowlands Pace elimination winner Hypnotic Blue Chip has been fighting a temperature this week...read on


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