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Pinnacle: No More Wagering On N.A. Horse Racing

December 19, 2008:

According to a story on casinocitytimes, offshore bookmaker Pinnacle Sports had made the decision to cease offering wagering on North American horse racing....read on

'Stallion Series' Announced In Pa.

December 19, 2008:

The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission is announcing a new series for two-year-olds, the 'Stallion Series,' thereby producing an extra racing option for owners of Pennsylvania-sired freshmen....read on

'Beach Balls' Hot Commodity; Last Call

December 19, 2008:

Limited quantities remain for the limited edition, glass Somebeachsomewhere Christmas ornaments, which have been a hot commodity this holiday season....read on

Nominees Up For 'Big M' Stakes Program

December 19, 2008:

Nominations to 12 of the Meadowlands Racetrack's winter and spring stakes events are significantly higher in 2009....read on

More Comments On Truro Quarantine

December 19, 2008:

According to a report, live racing at Truro Raceway will be resuming as per regular on Sunday, December 21. Dr. Paul Hogan of the Maritimes Provinces Harness Racing Commission and Bob Taylor have also provided comments on the situation....read on

Mobile Betting On 'Big M,' Monmouth In '09

December 19, 2008:

According to a report by The Star Ledger, in 2009 horse racing fans will have the ability to place bets on Meadowlands Racetrack and Monmouth Park via internet-enabled mobile devices....read on

Portelance Hits Milestone

December 19, 2008:

Veteran Rideau Carleton Raceway pilot Howard Portelance celebrated his 3,500th career driving victory Thursday, December 18 at Rideau with two-year-old Modern Art gelding Told On You in Race 11....read on

David Aldred To Head HRSA

December 19, 2008:

David Aldred, the executive director of harness racing in British Columbia, today resigned his position and will return to Australia in February 2009 to serve as the new head of Harness Racing for South Australia....read on

Friday's Racing Cancellations and Date Changes

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December 19, 2008:

With the immense snowstorm hitting Ontario and the surrounding area, Trot Insider opened up the SC Storm Centre to report on all cancellations....read on

Parker Nabs 9,500th Win

December 19, 2008:

Winning races is something that Billy “Zeke” Parker Jr. has been doing since the mid 70s, and on Thursday at Monticello Raceway the native of Maine pushed his lifetime win total to 9,500....read on

Neal Diamonique Shines In Rocky Mountain

December 19, 2008:

Neal Diamonique used his gate speed to establish an early lead in Thursday’s $50,000 Rocky Mountain Final at Northlands Park, and once in command he never looked back en route to taking the checkered flag in a time of 1:56....read on

Rideau Preferred To Imjustalittleguy

December 18, 2008:

Imjustalittleguy found his way to victory lane for the 12th time this season thanks to an impressive 1:56.2 in Thursday’s $12,100 Preferred Pace at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Flora Dream Upsets At Trois Rivieres

December 18, 2008:

Flora Dream lit up the toteboard in Thursday’s $10,000 feature race at Sulky Trois Rivieres, and she did so despite being parked every step of the mile for trainer/driver Denis Gueriel....read on

Armbro Chronicle Repeats In Open Trot

December 18, 2008:

Armbro Chronicle earned a round trip to Woodbine Racetrack’s winner’s circle thanks to an impressive 1:54 score in Thursday’s $50,000 Open Trot for the duo of driver Mike Saftic and trainer Kent Baker....read on

Mojo N The Morning Sweeps OSAS Series

December 18, 2008:

Mojo N The Morning shaved a fifth of a second off her lifetime mark when she front-stepped to a 1:57 score in the $46,600 Ontario Sired Autumn Series Final on Thursday evening at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Meadowlands Releases 2009 Stakes Schedule

December 18, 2008:

The $1.5 million Hambletonian on August 8 and $1 million Meadowlands Pace on July 18 headline nearly $19.5 million in stakes races scheduled for the 2009 harness meet at the Meadowlands....read on

Grand River Announces New Stake

December 18, 2008:

Grand River Raceway in Elora, ON is pleased to announce the addition of a new stake race....read on

Stephen Trites Becoming Fixture On NB Racing Scene

December 18, 2008:

New Brunswick has been fortunate to gain another driver among the colony this past season, as Stephen Trites returned home after a number of seasons spent outside the province....read on

Chester '08 Wrap; Will Host 'Fall Four' In '09

December 18, 2008:

Highlighted by Artistic Fella's 1:48 World Record performance in the Ben Franklin, an equally remarkable 1:52.2 mile by trotting mare Buck I St Pat in the Maxie Lee, and the successful debut of Super...read on

KHRC: How Are We Doing?

December 18, 2008:

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) has a question: How are we doing?...read on

Dr. Hogan Update On Truro Situation

December 18, 2008:

Dr. Paul Hogan of the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission gave Trot Insider an update today on the possible strangles outbreak at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia....read on

Monticello Cancels Fri., Dec. 19 Racing, Simulcasting

December 18, 2008:

Due to an impending snowstorm where 6-12 inches are predicted in the lower Catskill Mountains, Monticello Raceway will cancel live racing on Friday, December 19....read on

Great Incentive To Enter Blue Chip Matchmaker

December 18, 2008:

Yonkers Raceway has announced a new series, the Blue Chip Matchmaker, a $750,000 (estimated) free-for-all event for pacing mares which comes with a twist....read on

New Vocations Auction Notice

December 18, 2008:

New Vocations is currently organizing its 11th annual Stallion and Merchandise Auction, which is to be held in conjunction with the Blooded Horse Sale February 9 and 10, 2009....read on

'Lector' Sweeps Incredible Finale Series For 2YOs

December 18, 2008:

Freshman pacing colts grabbed the headlines on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a field of seven Illinois conceived and foaled youngsters battled in the $7,000 final of the Incredible Finale Series...read on

O’Brien Hosts Announced

December 18, 2008:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ken Middleton and Jason Portuondo will host the 2008 O’Brien Awards....read on

ASHA Policy Changes

December 18, 2008:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association has a few policy changes that it would like its membership to be aware of....read on

Tons Of KD News; Santa At The Track

December 18, 2008:

Kawartha Downs has announced that the last day of live racing at the five-eighths mile oval this year will be taking place Saturday, December 20. KD has also announced, in addition to important dates for horsepeople, that Santa Claus will be on-hand to greet the kids and pose for free pictures....read on

Eric Sharbaugh Passes; Arrangements Announced

December 18, 2008:

Eric Sharbaugh, 51, former executive vice president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Trotting Association, passed on December 17, 2008, in Harrisburg, Pa. as the result of an apparent stroke....read on

Western Fair Moves Qualifiers

December 18, 2008:

Due to the impending snowstorm set to blanket southern Ontario, Western Fair Raceway has moved its weekly qualifying session to Saturday, December 20....read on

Dowbiggin: How Do You Define Athlete?

December 18, 2008:

The validity of Somebeachsomewhere winning any type of award outside of the O'Briens has been discussed to great measure both on the Standardbred Canada website and in various Canadian media outlets as of late. Calgary Herald columnist Bruce Dowbiggin has chimed in with a piece discussing the issue....read on

Dan, Scott McFadden Suspended; DPO Found In Horses

December 18, 2008:

As a result of an investigation by the industry-funded Equine Medication Control and Drug Task Force, and after tests confirmed the presence of darbepoetin-alfa (DPO) in horses, the director has ordered the immediate suspension of the licenses of two people....read on

Another EHV-1 Positive; Dover To Halt Racing?

December 18, 2008:

Delawareonline.com has reported that the presence of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has been confirmed in a second Delaware standardbred. The news apparently has officials considering a temporary halt to all racing at Dover Downs....read on

Jamie Hachey Named President Of Horse Racing NB Inc.

December 18, 2008:

Yesterday, at the founding meeting of Horse Racing New Brunswick Inc., Jamie Hachey was named president of the upstart organization handed the task of overseeing standardbred racing in the province....read on

Cali Board Allows New Wagering Locations

December 17, 2008:

Wagering on horse racing could expand to 45 new “minisatellite” locations throughout the state, including sports bars, card clubs, and other existing businesses where customers frequently gather, under a regulation adopted Monday by the California Horse Racing Board....read on

Crawdad Makes Meadowlands Comeback

December 17, 2008:

Over a year after an infection threatened to end his life, Crawdad returned to the Meadowlands in triumphant fashion Wednesday night as he crushed the competition in the $10,000 ninth race....read on

Coulter Dominates At Flamboro

December 17, 2008:

It seems Christmas has come early for driver Scott Coulter, who scored six wins on the 12-race card at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday evening....read on

Jennas Pass Brings A-Game To Showdown

December 17, 2008:

Jennas Pass converted from the perfect pocket trip to prevail in the $13,000 Showdown #1 on Wednesday night at Northlands Park....read on

'Joey' Takes Open, Morgan Bags Six

December 17, 2008:

Joey The Jet JT got back into the winner's circle after winning the $27,000 Open/Handicap trot on Wednesday at Dover Downs while Tony Morgan drove Tuna Whip to one of his six victories taking the $18,000 sub-feature....read on

Hoosier Schedule; Stall Applications Available

December 17, 2008:

Hoosier Park Racing and Casino recently received approval from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission for dates and post times in 2009. The facility will offer 80 days of Standardbred racing and 63 days of Thoroughbred racing with 21 of those days including Quarter Horse racing action during the 2009 calendar year....read on

Phillip Pines Passes

December 17, 2008:

Phillip A. Pines, 82, the longtime director of the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, himself a member of the Communicators Hall of Fame, passed away on Dec. 16, 2008 in Middletown, New York after a long illness....read on

IER Size & Scope Study Presentation Cancelled

December 17, 2008:

A scheduled presentation of the Size & Scope Study by IER to the BC racing industry at Fraser Downs tonight has been cancelled due to unfavourable weather and road conditions....read on

Schnittker, 'Dewey' Get In Accident

December 17, 2008:

Ray Schnittker was involved in an accident on a Pennsylvania highway Wednesday morning while en route to Kentucky with the Hambletonian-winning Deweycheatumnhowe....read on

Lionel Conacher Award For 'Beach?'

December 17, 2008:

Sport editors and broadcasters from across the country currently sit with voting ballots in hand for the Lionel Conacher Award, which recognizes Canada's Athlete of the Year....read on

Snow White To Headline January Mixed Sale

December 17, 2008:

More than 435 head will be offered at the January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands, including world-champion filly Snow White, the fastest and richest two-year-old trotter in history....read on

More On Proposed Rockingham Expansion

December 17, 2008:

According to New Hampshire state senator Maggie Hassan, there are currently two legislative proposals for gambling bills in the House and Senate. Hassan expects sponsors will try to develop one bill to bring forward in the next legislative session....read on

Racino Smokers To Get More Room?

December 17, 2008:

There was a trend in the casino and racetrack industry in the past few years to decrease the ability for patrons to smoke within facilities. Smokers were ostracized and turned unhappy. It appears that smokers are now getting some power back....read on

Keeping Up To Date With '09 Eligibility Fees?

December 17, 2008:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2009 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2009....read on

IER To Present Results Tonight At Fraser

December 17, 2008:

The BC Standardbred Association has announced that the results of a size and scope study commissioned by the BC Horse (thoroughbred and standardbred) Racing Industry will be presented tonight at Fraser Downs....read on

Mohawk Expansion Update

December 17, 2008:

According to Fastracks, the Woodbine Entertainment Group inter-office newsletter, on October 27, 2008 the Region of Halton approved the Town of Milton’s Local Official Plan Amendment (OPA),...read on


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