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Gural Throws Down The Gauntlet

February 4, 2009:

Today at the 2009 Racing Congress at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jeff Gural continued his drive to get our stars back racing as four-year-olds. Although the idea has received much support since it was announced, Trot Insider reports that there is still opposition...read on

O'Donnell And Whipping In Las Vegas

February 4, 2009:

Recently-elected OHHA president Bill O'Donnell spoke about the contentious topic of whipping while part of an as impromptu panel today during the 2009 Racing Congress at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Trot Insider has a full report on his comments...read on

Robinson Calls For Central Body

February 4, 2009:

The 2009 Racing Congress is in full swing in Las Vegas, and Trot Insider has a report on a pertinent idea raised by Dennis Robinson during a session this morning...read on

Kaplan On Pylon Violation Fiasco

February 4, 2009:

In Trot Magazine's February edition, managing editor Darryl Kaplan voices his opinion in regard to the handling of the now-notorious pylon violation...read on

Celebrity Secret Sold To Swedish Stud

February 4, 2009:

Celebrity Farms owner Sam Stathis and Bob Brady of Kentuckiana Farms announced today that Celebrity Secret has been sold to Broline International AB...read on

CTV Montreal Covering Quebec Proceedings

February 4, 2009:

CTV News Montreal is just one of the many mainstream publications which has been following the Superior Court proceedings this week. Video footage of a Tuesday report is now online, and more video is expected to be aired tonight...read on

Pompano To Close For The Summer

February 4, 2009:

Pompano Park Race Track will close for the summer, ending a decade of year-round harness racing...read on

Gaming To Pay For College?

February 4, 2009:

A report by wetmtv.com states that Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell has a plan which would see the implementation of video poker machines generate revenue for students to go to college....read on

Freehold Cancels; Reschedules Qualifiers

February 4, 2009:

It has been reported that Freehold Raceway has cancelled its card of live racing for Wednesday, February 4...read on

ORC Rules On McFadden Appeal

February 4, 2009:

Scott McFadden appealed against the deputy director’s rulings S.B. 180/2008 and 181/2008 to render...read on

Wrenn Dominates At Windsor

February 3, 2009:

Veteran driver Peter Wrenn has had no problem piling up the wins this season, and a productive Tuesday night at Windsor Raceway helped him bolster his already impressive U.D.R....read on

Restructuring Plan In The Works For Attractions Hippiques

February 3, 2009:

The financial situation of Quebec racetrack operator Attractions Hippiques has stabilized and a viable restructuring plan acceptable to major lenders and creditors is in the works, so there’s no reason not to extend creditor protection another two months, the lawyer for the company, Neil Stein, argued today...read on

Brawn Seelster Rolls A Seven

February 3, 2009:

The win streak is now seven and counting for trotter Brawn Seelster...read on

UPDATED: Barry Hearn Passes

February 3, 2009:

Trot Insider has learned that owner/breeder Barry Hearn of St. Mary's, Ont. passed away Tuesday, February 3 at the St. Mary's Hospital after a lengthy battle with an illness. He was 69...read on

SC Taking Over ASHA Staking

February 3, 2009:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association has announced that Standardbred Canada is taking over...read on

2008 O'Brien Award Voting Breakdown

February 3, 2009:

Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2008 O'Brien Awards...read on

A 'Dynasty' Beginning?

February 3, 2009:

She utilized a wire-to-wire trip to the winner’s circle in the $20,000 opening round of the Miss Vera Bars Pacing Series for three-year-old fillies last week, but Murray Brethour trainee ...read on

Update From Montreal Superior Court

February 3, 2009:

The tentative bailout plan to save racetrack operator Attractions Hippiques now appears to be on shaky ground...read on

Winacott On Upcoming Milestone

February 3, 2009:

His horses always get serious consideration by handicappers when they are in to go, and this afternoon trainer Mark Winacott commented on an upcoming milestone and the five he has in to go today at Kawartha Downs...read on

Gazette On Montreal Proceedings

February 3, 2009:

The Montreal Gazette ran two stories today (Tuesday, February 3) regarding the recent developments in the Quebec horse racing industry. One story is an extensive report by Paul Delean, a regular Trot Insider contributor, while the other is a column which puts Attraction Hippiques and Paul Massicotte right in the crosshairs...read on

Delaware Considering Sports Wagering

February 3, 2009:

In 2008, Delaware's then-governor Ruth Ann Miller was opposed to a bill that would have seen legalized sports betting in the state....read on

KD Banquet Sold Out

February 3, 2009:

Officials at Kawartha Downs have notified Trot Insider that tickets for its annual award banquet are sold out. The complete information for the event is...read on

Get Your Western Fair Banquet Ticket

February 3, 2009:

Ian Fleming, racing and gaming manager for Western Fair Raceway, announced this morning that the deadline for early reservations for the track's annual awards banquet has been extended until...read on

An 'Ideal' Way To Give From The Heart

February 3, 2009:

Mac and Carol Nichol, the owners of Ideal Training Centre, have found a way to bring warmth and heart to the month of February by giving back to the hard-working individuals in the industry and to a cause that could affect all our lives...read on

Trotters Tangle In Don Mills And Open

February 2, 2009:

Afternoon Dreams and Sand Wyndham both positioned themselves for a possible sweep of this year’s Don Mills Trotting Series with victories in the second leg on Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Busy Monday At Dover Downs

February 2, 2009:

Hot N Sporty won the $32,500 Delaware Special by a nose, I Aint No Fool posted his third straight victory in the $26,000 Open Pace and driver Tim Tetrick steered five winners on Monday at Dover Downs....read on

Battleshoe Victor Battles The Elements

February 2, 2009:

Mother Nature was not very kind in South Florida once again as the skies opened up with rain on Monday night at the Isle Pompano Park, but it did not stop Battleshoe Victor and driver Anthony Napolitano from being victorious in the $16,000 Open Trot on a sloppy track....read on

'Freeze' Main Catalogue Closes Today

February 2, 2009:

Standardbred Canada's February Freeze sale will be held Sunday, February 22, 2009...read on

Government Backing For Attractions Hippiques

February 2, 2009:

The Quebec government is prepared to back racetrack operator Attractions Hippiques to the tune of $28 million a year for the next 25 years to keep horseracing alive at Quebec’s three smallest tracks...read on

Grand Slam Of Preferreds At Western Fair

February 2, 2009:

An action-packed Monday afternoon card of racing at Western Fair Raceway was highlighted by a $18,400 Preferred Trot and Pace, a $15,200 Mares Preferred Pace and a $12,800 Preferred-2 Pace....read on

Slots Cup Series Returns For 2009 Season

February 2, 2009:

The Slots Cup Series will return in the summer of 2009 with a guaranteed $100,000 finale....read on

...And We're Back!

February 2, 2009:

For a few hours this afternoon, the SC website was offline but we're pleased to report we're back in business...read on

CPMA Announces Steroid Testing

February 2, 2009:

In a memorandum to the Canadian horse racing industry, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency has announced that effective June 1, 2009, it will be implementing testing for boldenone, nandrolone, stanozolol and testosterone...read on

Montreal Superior Court Update

February 2, 2009:

The Quebec government is prepared to let racetrack operator Attractions Hippiques acquire a piece of the current Hippodrome de Montréal property on Décarie Blvd. for a teletheatre housing 300 VLTs...read on

Racinos And Casinos Coming To Mass.?

February 2, 2009:

With a new house speaker in the state of Massachusetts, it has been reported that lawmakers are now lining up to take another stab at legislation which would lead to the legalization of VLT gambling i...read on

O'Brien Award Photo Galleries Online

February 2, 2009:

Trot Insider has assembled photo galleries from the 2008 O'Brien Awards ceremony...read on

Horse-Drawn Carriage Battle Rages On

February 2, 2009:

According to a report by The Associated Foreign Press, those on each side of New York City's horse-drawn carriage issue showed their respective allegiances Friday, January 30, as hundreds of...read on

Pinkney: "It Is A Great Honour"

February 2, 2009:

He may not have been in attendance to accept his O'Brien Award of Horsemanship Saturday night at the Delta Meadowvale, but it didn't take long for the news to get to Phil Pinkney...read on

VIDEO: Horses Saved From Icy Dip

February 2, 2009:

Most of the time a dip into the backyard pool is a good thing, but not if you are a horse -- and especially not in January....read on

ORC Rules On Wassilyn Appeal

February 2, 2009:

On Monday, February 2, the Ontario Racing Commission released its ruling in regard to the appeal of Mike Wassilyn...read on

Massicotte On Quebec Industry

February 2, 2009:

In a press release issued this morning, Paul J. Massicotte, owner of Quebec racetrack operator Attractions Hippiques Inc., commented on the industry in the province...read on

Standardbred Canada Elects 2009 Officers & Executive

February 2, 2009:

On Saturday, January 31, Standardbred Canada elected its Officers & Executive Committee for 2009...read on

Import Permits And USDA Health Certificates Required For Equine Semen And Embryos From U.S.

February 2, 2009:

Effective January 30, 2009, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced that an import permit is now required for the importation of semen and embryos from the U.S. into Canada. These revised import restrictions are a result of the expanding investigation into Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) in the U.S....read on

Intelligencer Keeps Heat On Baymount

February 2, 2009:

The Belleville Intelligencer is keeping the heat on Baymount Inc., who is supposed to be building the new Quinte Exhibition and Raceway in Belleville, Ont....read on

'Big M' Adds February Date

February 2, 2009:

The Meadowlands has added a live racing date on Wednesday, February 18. Post time is 7:00 p.m....read on

Auckland Reactor Victorious In Summer Cup

February 1, 2009:

It was once again, pure brilliance shown by Auckland Reactor as he powered home at Addington on Saturday to win the inaugural $75,000 United Fisheries Summer Cup...read on

Gagnon Grabs Five At Rideau

February 1, 2009:

The Sunday evening program at Rideau Carleton Raceway was dominated by teamster Guy Gagnon, who finished the evening with five wins over the course of the 15-race program...read on

'Justice' Served In Windsor

February 1, 2009:

Driver Peter Wrenn used a “come and get me” approach to take home the top prize in Sunday’s main event – the $12,000 Preferred Pace - at Windsor Raceway with veteran campaigner Infinite Justice...read on

Lil Kim Repeats In Open

February 1, 2009:

Jim Burke went to the front and didn’t look back with Lil Kim, who halted the teletimer in 1:56.2 in Sunday’s $15,000 Fillies & Mares Open at Fraser Downs...read on

Art Unger Series Underway At The Big M

February 1, 2009:

Four divisions of the Art Unger Series were contested during the Sunday matinee program at The Meadowlands, and for the most part front-end speed dominated in first round action...read on


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