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Update On Drivers

April 1, 2009:

Award-winning racing writer Dave Perkins of the Toronto Star has penned an article in today's edition with an update on the drivers that were involved in the multi-horse crash that occurred at Woodbine Racetrack...read on

Early April Fool's For MacDonell

April 1, 2009:

Canada's Driver of the Year Paul MacDonell must have thought some people were playing an early April Fool's joke on him when he arrived back in Ontario after competing in the National Driving Championship at Fraser Downs...read on

Hoosier Invite To Royalton Star

March 31, 2009:

Royalton Star showed true guts and determination en route to capturing Tuesday’s $24,000 Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park for driver Andy Shetler...read on

Georgian’s Top Trot To Striking Lyric

March 31, 2009:

Despite being under pressure from start to finish, Striking Lyric shrugged off a bevy of deep stretch challenges to win the $13,000 Preferred-2 Trot at Georgian Downs...read on

Arlene Marie Lefurgey Passes

March 31, 2009:

Trot Insider has learned that Arlene Marie (nee Whelan) Lefurgey, a member of one of Prince Edward Island’s best known harness racing families, passed away...read on

Mystic Conquest, Brown Dominant At KD

March 31, 2009:

Nine talented trotters lined up on the starting gate in Tuesday’s $16,500 Preferred at Kawartha Downs, and Mystic Conquest turned in a flawless, front-end triumph...read on

Classic Series Card Is Drawn

March 31, 2009:

The prestigious Classic Series for older horses opens its 2009 season with the first of three stops at Dover Downs and later to the Meadowlands and Mohawk...read on

HANA Pleased With Experiment

March 31, 2009:

The Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) recruited handicappers to take part in a wagering experiment Tuesday at Will Rogers Downs...read on

Equine Guelph Offers Online Survey

March 31, 2009:

Equine Guelph is calling on everyone in the equine community to take part in an online survey...read on

Deadline Looms For Simcoe Claiming Series

March 31, 2009:

Georgian Downs would like to remind all horsemen that Wednesday, April 1 is the deadline to make $200 nomination payments to the Simcoe Claiming Series...read on

Horsemen Rally At Hippodrome De Montreal

March 31, 2009:

Dozens of Quebec horsemen and breeders, and even a couple of horses, made a brief return visit to Hippodrome de Montreal today...read on

Four Starz Speed Sets Track Record

March 31, 2009:

Four Starz Speed not only survived a wicked :26.4 first quarter in Tuesday’s $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows, but he set a track record...read on

Carol Rankin Passes

March 31, 2009:

Funeral services were held Monday, March 30 in Sydney, NS for Carol Rankin, wife of prominent Cape Breton horseman Douglas 'Sonny' Rankin. Carol passed away Wednesday, March 25 in hospital at Sydney...read on

Condren Comes Home

March 31, 2009:

After a few months recharging his batteries, working on his golf game and his tan in Florida, driving legend Steve Condren will be back in the bike at Woodbine...read on

NJ Court Reverses Steroid Ruling

March 31, 2009:

According to an article on philly.com, the New Jersey Racing Commission will be able to go ahead and adopt new steroid rules. The implementation of the rules had been prevented last year via a ruling from a state appeals court...read on

Bédard Appointed New SC Assistant Registrar

March 31, 2009:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Bédard to the position of assistant registrar...read on

Delaware Tracks: No New Gaming Venues

March 31, 2009:

Yesterday, during the first of three public hearings hosted by the house gaming committee, Delaware's casino and track operators voiced their feelings about the possibility of expanded gambling in the...read on

Trot Radio On Quebec: Part 1

March 31, 2009:

This week's Trot Radio episodes touch on the disastrous harness racing situation in the province of Quebec. In this first of two parts, Trot Radio goes one-on-one with the CEO of Attractions Hippiques, Ian Wetherly...read on

Mayo On HANA Plan

March 31, 2009:

"If track managements watch this grow and every week the amount we bet grows, they're going to have to say, 'Hey, we better pay attention to these people,'" said Mike Mayo, a key player in the Horseplayers Association of North America's push to be heard by track and industry officials...read on

New Brunswick Ushering In New Drivers

March 31, 2009:

With the inception of Horse Racing New Brunswick, two new drivers are surfacing at the Saint John track that will be welcome additions to the local driving colony....read on

Meadows To Go Dark

March 31, 2009:

Live racing at the Meadows will be suspended from Wednesday, April 1, through Tuesday, April 14...read on

Symposium Offering Top-Notch Panel

March 31, 2009:

“I think it’s really important that, as an industry, we try our best to educate the general public, on just how simple — and affordable — it is to become involved in such a thrilling sport,” Tom Clark, organizer of the upcoming Atlantic Harness Racing Symposium, has been quoted as saying...read on

Blessed Victory Takes Pompano’s Top Trot

March 31, 2009:

Blessed Victory extended his win streak to three-in-a-row on Monday evening, and he did so in a career-best clocking of 1:54.3 in Pompano Park’s $16,000 Open...read on

Six Straight For Headpoles R Us

March 30, 2009:

The stock is quickly rising on pacing mare Headpoles R Us, who has done nothing but win races since teaming up with high percentage trainer Chris Haskell...read on

Sophomore Colts Battle In DSBF Divisions

March 30, 2009:

A quartet of $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings were contested on Monday at Dover Downs...read on

Florida Steroid Ban In Effect

March 30, 2009:

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation's Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering new rules banning the use of anabolic steroids in racehorses...read on

Armbro Chronicle Scores At “Wind-Bine”

March 30, 2009:

Not even a fierce wind from the West could keep Armbro Chronicle from finding the winner’s circle at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening...read on

Jugette Attracts 105 Nominees

March 30, 2009:

The 39th edition of the Jugette, which will be contested at the Delaware Country Fairgrounds for an estimated purse of $400,000 on Wednesday, September 23...read on

Breeders Need Clear, Immediate Solution To CEM/Border Issue

March 30, 2009:

Tammy McNiven, vice chair of Standardbred Canada and co-owner of Twinbrook Farms, has advised Trot Insider of some time-sensitive issues regarding the importation of chilled semen from the United States into Canada....read on

Another 'Beach' Party

March 30, 2009:

There was another 'Beach party' in Truro, N.S., last Saturday night as the Truro Harness Horse Owners and the Nova Scotia government celebrated...read on

Punters To Show Power Tuesday

March 30, 2009:

The Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) has selected the sixth race from the Tuesday, March 31 live card from Will Rogers Downs to show the horse racing world the importance of one of its lifebloods...read on

From Lacrosse To S-Bred Racing

March 30, 2009:

After being part of a Temple University squad which won both the Atlantic Ten women's lacrosse regular-season and tournament championships, 23-year-old ...read on

Steve Fields Passes

March 30, 2009:

Trot Insider has learned that veteran Canadian Trotting Association/Ontario Racing Commission presiding judge Steve Fields passed away on March 29, 2009 in Haines City, Florida at the age of 82...read on

ATAQ Press Conference Tomorrow

March 30, 2009:

The Association Trot et Amble du Quebec (ATAQ) recently announced that it will be holding a press conference tomorrow (Tuesday, March 31), and the organization has invited all members to be in attendance...read on

'Cup' Eligibles 1-2 At Mohawk

March 30, 2009:

Slowly but surely, three-year-olds eligible to the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup are surfacing. A pair came out this morning at Mohawk Racetrack...read on

Pocono Opener Wednesday

March 30, 2009:

It’s no April fool’s day joke!...read on

Report: Kentucky Possibly Rid Of CEM

March 30, 2009:

According to an article on kentucky.com, the state of Kentucky may be rid of the sexually-transmitted equine disease contagious equine metritis (CEM)....read on

Get To Know Greg Merton

March 30, 2009:

At 35 years of age, harness driver Greg Merton has already won over 2,700 races and steered the winners of more than $10.2 million (CAN.)....read on

ORC Approves Directives

March 30, 2009:

During a board meeting Wednesday, March 25, the Ontario Racing Commission approved a pair of general directives -- one dealing with wagering levies and the other with annual racetrack licensing fees...read on

Michigan Clamps Down On Whipping

March 30, 2009:

On Sunday, March 29, Christine C. White, Racing Commissioner for the state of Michigan, gave notice to Michigan’s harness horse racing industry that, effective May 1, 2009, strict penalties and suspensions will be...read on

Clements Reflects On Cam Fella

March 30, 2009:

When people in harness racing circles hear the name Cam Fella, fond memories come to the forefront - either through his on-track heroics or his prowess in the breeding shed....read on

Filly Pacers Battle In Round Two Of DSBF

March 29, 2009:

Dover Downs hosted the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for three-year-old fillies on Sunday...read on

Rideau Feature To Best Show In Town

March 29, 2009:

Best Show In Town lived up to his name on Sunday thanks to a sharp performance in the $12,100 Preferred Pace at Rideau Carleton Raceway...read on

The Masters Passes

March 29, 2009:

Trot Insider has learned that veteran pacer The Masters recently passed away...read on

Five Straight For Stiletto Hall

March 29, 2009:

Stiletto Hall has been unstoppable in recent weeks for trainer/driver Serge Masse...read on

Ten Weekend Wins For Andy Miller

March 29, 2009:

It was an Orange Crush weekend at the Big M....read on

Steward Starts Sulky Career

March 29, 2009:

It’s a role he’s been prepping for since he could walk and now that’s he turned 18, Nick Steward of London, ON is wasting no time pursuing the career...read on

Classic Series Opens At Dover Downs

March 29, 2009:

The first preliminary leg of The Classic Series (TCS) will be raced on Monday, April 6 at Dover Downs...read on

Wildcat Shoes Tops March Madness

March 29, 2009:

Four-year-old trotting horse Wildcat Shoes fetched the highest price at today's March Madness Mixed Sale at Flamboro Downs in Dundas, Ontario...read on

March Madness Mixed Sale Results

March 29, 2009:

Results for today's March Madness Mixed Sale will be posted here live as they happen...read on


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