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March Madness Catalogue Closes Today

March 2, 2009:

Main catalogue entries for Standardbred Canada's March Madness Mixed Sale will be closing on Friday...read on

Grant Headed To Ontario

March 2, 2009:

Horse Racing Alberta has reported that horseman Warren Grant is leaving Northlands Park in Alberta...read on

NCRHHA Banquet Recap; Meeting Announced

March 2, 2009:

The National Capital Region Harness Horse Association (NCRHHA) has today provided Trot Insider with a synopsis of winners from its 2008 Awards Banquet. It has also announced vague details of an upcoming meeting...read on

Corriveau Ruling Online

March 2, 2009:

As a follow-up to the news of judge Chantal Corriveau's rejection of Quebec horsemen and breeders'...read on

Real Desire Full And Closed For '09

March 2, 2009:

Brittany Farms Stallion Management is pleased to announce that the 2009 book of Real Desire has been booked full and closed....read on

Windsor Guards Threaten To Strike

March 2, 2009:

According to their union, security guards at Windsor Raceway are set to go on strike first thing Thursday morning...read on

ORC: Beware Of ‘Powdered EPO/Powdered Blood Builder’

March 2, 2009:

Investigators attached to the Equine Medication Control and Drug Task Force have received...read on

Daylon Frontier To Casimir Farm

March 2, 2009:

Casimir Farm has announced the acquisition of Daylon Frontier p,2,1:55-1:55.1h, 3,1:52.3f, 1:50.4...read on

Magna To Go Bankrupt This Week?

March 2, 2009:

According to a report by the Courier-Journal, Ontario-based thoroughbred racetrack owner Magna...read on

HRNB To Focus On Grandstand

March 2, 2009:

"We can now turn the key and become operational," Jamie Hachey, president of Horse Racing New Brunswick Inc., has been quoted as saying in regard to the signing...read on

Editorial Scathes Baymount

March 2, 2009:

The Belleville Intelligencer has published another scathing editorial of Baymount Inc.'s stalled plan to bring the New Quinte Exhibition and Raceway to...read on

Yonkers, Dover Cancel

March 2, 2009:

Both Yonkers Raceway and Dover Downs have pre-emptively cancelled live cards of racing scheduled for today...read on

OHHA Clarifies Signal Situation

March 2, 2009:

This morning, Trot Insider received a copy of an open letter from the Ontario Harness Horse Association...read on

NDC Profile: Gilles Barrieau

March 2, 2009:

Having earned the distinction of being Canada's driving champion in 2007, Gilles Barrieau knows a little something about what it takes to get it done in the Nat...read on

KD Post Changes Announced

March 2, 2009:

Officials from Kawartha Downs have told Trot Insider that there are first race post time changes that are coming into effect Saturday, March 7, 2009...read on

Duke Does It Again!

March 1, 2009:

The win streak is now eight and counting for Duke, who turned in another thoroughly impressive victory on Sun...read on

Coleman & Pinkney On Meadowlands Insider

March 1, 2009:

With baseball's spring training underway, the Meadowlands Racing Insider has all the bases covered, with a look at a pair of equine stars who recently hit harness racing's...read on

Reserve Forces Takes Fraser Feature

March 1, 2009:

A spectacular last-to-first sweep was turned in by Reserve Forces in Sunday’s $13,000 Open Pace at...read on

Lid Lifts On Horse & Groom Series

March 1, 2009:

The Horse & Groom Series got underway at the Meadowlands Sunday afternoon, with a trio of $20,000 co-ed...read on

'Bruiser' Nominated To Molson Pace

March 1, 2009:

In spite of a narrow loss on Saturday night, he’s taken Canada by storm in 2009 by dominating the Open Pace at Woodbine and in less than 12 weeks Ramegade Bruiser...read on

Magee Reaches 11,000 Win Plateau

March 1, 2009:

Hall of Famer Dave Magee became only the sixth driver in harness racing history to record 11,000 driving victories when he guided Capture The Magic to a head decision in Saturday’s 13th race at Balmoral Park...read on

Fox Valley Gambler Cruises In FFA

March 1, 2009:

The first Free For All of the 2009 Chicago racing season was contested on Saturday at Balmoral Park as a field of nine lined up behind the gate to battle for a purse of $18,000...read on

Northlands Meet Ends On A High Note

February 28, 2009:

Northlands Park harness meet ended on good financial note...read on

The Quiet Mon Not So Quiet

February 28, 2009:

The Quiet Mon sat a perfect trip behind leader Race Track Ruler, popped the pocket down the stretch, and hurried home to win the $35,000 Invitational Pace Saturday night at the
Meadowlands...read on

I Can Only Imagine Romps In Pompano Open

February 28, 2009:

I Can Only Imagine ($3.00) scored a five and one-half length romp in capturing the $16,000 Open Handicap Pace at the Isle Pompano Park Saturday in 1:51.2...read on

'Nephew' Takes On 'Bruiser'

February 28, 2009:

Secrets Nephew converted a perfect pocket trip into his first victory of the year crushing Ramegade Bruiser’s seven-race win streak in Saturday’s $50,000 Open Pace at Woodbine Racetrack...read on

J P Jackpot Wires Open Handicap Pace

February 28, 2009:

J P Jackpot began his 2009 season by winning Yonkers Raceway's $60,000 Dominic Frinzi Invitational...read on

The Return Of The Glamour Boys

February 28, 2009:

Last year’s crop of two-year-old pacing colts saw the likes of Nebupanezzar, Major In Art, Well Said, Dial Or Nodial and Art Colony earn accolades for their serious seasons. With their stakes-filled sophomore campaigns in sight, this group of glamour boys are heading back to work...read on

Jack Talley Passes

February 28, 2009:

Death claimed Jack Talley, a well know figure in Delmarva harness racing circles during most of his life...read on

Pacific Princesses Invade Fraser

February 28, 2009:

A trio of $25,000 Princess Of The Pacific divisions headlined Saturday afternoon’s card at Fraser Downs with Im Bossy, Midnight Diva and B Bar Marilyn taking home the trophies for their respective splits...read on

Windsun Twister Zeroes In On Ontario Boys Final

February 28, 2009:

Steadily building in speed and strength in his four-year-old campaign, Windsun Twister seems poised to unleash his best effort in this Monday’s $55,400 final of the Ontario Boys Pacing Series at Woodbine Racetrack...read on

Harris New CHRB Chairman

February 28, 2009:

California’s racing commissioners elected John Harris chairman of the California Horse Racing Board and they elected David Israel their new vice chairman Thursday during the monthly meeting at Santa Anita Park...read on

Darling On Whipping

February 28, 2009:

Leading trainer Jack Darling recently voiced his opinions on the whipping issue...read on

Keith Clark's 2009 Plans

February 28, 2009:

Keith Clark - the most successful harness horseman in Alberta history - leaves the province on Monday for Fraser Downs. But he will return to race in Alberta this year...read on

3,000 Driving Wins For McIlmurray

February 28, 2009:

Art McIlmurray, of Northville, Michigan, captured his 3,000th driving win at Northville Downs on Friday, February 27 in a wire to wire performance aboard Jinnis Fantasy N...read on

Stillings Comments On Milestone Win

February 28, 2009:

Dick Stillings notched the 5,000th win of his distinguished career Friday when he guided Mycenae Bluegrass to victory in the 13th race at The Meadows. It was yet another milestone for Stillings, who last October surpassed $30 million in career purses...read on

Doyle Staying in Alberta

February 28, 2009:

Track announcer Sugar Doyle has agreed to a three-year-deal to stay in Alberta...read on

Shadow Play Starts Training

February 28, 2009:

In our ongoing series of updates on 2008 Little Brown Jug winner Shadow Play, Dr. Ian Moore reports in his Trot Blog that the four-year-old son of The Panderosa had his first training mile of the year on Friday...read on

The World According To Dean: It’s not really news. It’s Super News in Norway.

February 28, 2009:

The sun rose in the East today and taxes go up instead of down. And Super News was the leading stallion in Norway last year...read on

Likeabatoutahell Takes Invite; Poker Is Popular

February 28, 2009:

Likeabatoutahell and driver Brian Sears did not disappoint in Friday evening's featured $35,000 Invitational Trot at the Meadowlands Racetrack...read on

Open Triumphs For Pancleefandarpels, Princetonian

February 27, 2009:

The "Ps" performed professionally Friday night, with Pancleefandarpels and Princetonian dividing Yonkers Raceway glory in the co-featured, $31,000 Open Handicaps...read on

Minor Accident At Northlands

February 27, 2009:

The fifth race at Northlands Park on Friday night caused a few too many hearts to jump when a minor accident occurred just past the half-mile mark...read on

Another Setback For Quebec Horsemen

February 27, 2009:

Quebec’s horsemen and breeders have been dealt another stinging setback.

In a Superior Court judgment dated Feb. 27 and posted on the website of racetrack operator Attractions Hippiques, Judge Chantal Corriveau rejected the request by horsemen and breeders...read on

D M Marion Repeats In Ontario Girls

February 27, 2009:

A front-end trip proved too much for favourite The Three Of Us tonight at Woodbine Racetrack, in the first of two $20,000 splits of the Ontario Girls Pacing Series second leg, as she let 9-2 choice D M Marion squeeze by in the stretch for the win...read on

HRNB Takes The Reins

February 27, 2009:

Horse Racing New Brunswick is pleased to announce that it has concluded negotiations with Exhibition Park Raceway in Saint John and will assume operations of the facility at midnight on February 28, 2009...read on

Don Perkins Passes

February 27, 2009:

Donald E. “Don” Perkins, 85, a retired owner, trainer and driver at Vernon Downs, died on Thursday, Feb. 26 in Utica’s St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital with his loving family at his side...read on

JK Reunited Sweeps Early Call Elims; 5,000 For Stillings

February 27, 2009:

JK Reunited completed a sweep of her three Early Call eliminations Friday at The Meadows but had to recover from an early break to do it...read on

SHOP Supports ORC & IRB Agreement

February 27, 2009:

In a release to the industry, the Standardbred Horse Owners Panel (SHOP) declared its support for initiatives such as that announced today by the Ontario Racing Commission to share intelligence and investigative findings with the State of Illinois Racing Board...read on

Great Canadian Slashing Jobs

February 27, 2009:

According to an article by Business Week, Great Canadian Gaming Corp., which operates Flamboro, Georgian and Fraser Downs, has cut more than 300 jobs...read on

ORC Rules On LaPointe And St. Pierre

February 27, 2009:

The Ontario Racing Commission has released its rulings on appeals filed by Stephane LaPointe and Johanne St. Pierre...read on


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