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Short-Term Shutdown, Long-Term Peril?

April 11, 2021:

Horsepeople in Ontario have already weathered two government-imposed shutdowns of racing in the past year — and absorbed the economic hits that came with them. Despite the industry's collective resilience and resolve through a tough 2020, the most recent stay-at-home order threatens lasting implications on the health of horse racing across the province....read on

Heffering, Hochstetler On COSA TV

April 11, 2021:

David Heffering, owner of Tara Hills Stud Farm, and harness trainer Jay Hochstetler joined the special Sunday (April 11) edition of COSA TV to remember the life of Kadabra, while Heffering also talked of other memories from Tara Hills....read on

New Jersey Sire Stakes Payments Due

April 11, 2021:

New Jersey Sire Stakes payments are due April 15 for Premier and Standardbred Development Fund races....read on

SC Rewind: Glory Days Of Montreal

April 11, 2021:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith takes readers back to the "Golden Age" of harness racing at the two major Raceways in Montreal....read on

Harrington Set For 75th Season

April 11, 2021:

Harrington Raceway’s 75th season of live harness racing will commence Monday (April 12) with a 14-race program starting at 4:30 p.m....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #8

April 11, 2021:

The countdown to the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

Tetrick Sweeps 'Big M' Co-Features

April 11, 2021:

Driver Tim Tetrick recently returned to The Meadowlands after spending the winter racing at Dover Downs, and based on Saturday (April 10) night’s results, the 39-year-old Hall of Famer hasn’t missed a Big M beat by winning four races on the card, including both $30,000 features, one on the trot and the other on the pace....read on

Santana Beach Ascends At Buffalo

April 10, 2021:

With the temperature reaching over 80 degrees at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (April 10), it was perfect "beach" weather, Santana Beach weather that is....read on

Miller Making Marks In GLADA

April 10, 2021:

Eddie Miller wins again. The hot-handed youngster scored his fourth victory in seven seasonal starts when he guided Warrior Way to a 1:58.4 victory in a leg of the Great Lakes Amateur Drivers Association (GLADA) trotting series Saturday (April 10) at Northfield Park....read on

Gary Revington Passes

April 10, 2021:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Gary Revington of Fairview, P.E.I., formally of Lucan, Ont. passed away on Friday April 9, 2021 at the age of 75....read on

Charlie May Charges In Hackett Elim

April 10, 2021:

Charlie May opened his sophomore season in style, swiftly winning an elimination for the James K. Hackett Memorial late closer despite a rain-soaked "sloppy" racing surface....read on

Calabrese Connects At Freehold

April 10, 2021:

A short six-horse field went to post on a bright and sunny Saturday afternoon in the $9,000 American Harness Drivers Club Trot at Freehold Raceway....read on

Equine Herpes Reported In Ontario

April 10, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that two additional cases of equine herpes virus have been reported in Ontario over the past week....read on

Stars Out In Saturday Qualifiers

April 10, 2021:

The Saturday afternoon qualifying session at The Meadowlands looked more like a Grand Circuit card sporting five millionaires, multiple stakes-winning standouts and the much-anticipated debut of an international star....read on

Straight Talk Repeats In Weiss

April 10, 2021:

Straight Talk and Mad Man Hill are now 2-for-2 in the Bobby Weiss Series for sophomore pacing males after four $17,500 second round prelims were held Saturday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Sherwood Making Most Of Opportunities

April 10, 2021:

The five-year-old pacer Sherwood has only made 15 starts, but he’s already had six trips to the winner’s circle and many more appear to be in his future....read on

Sunshine Meadows To Hold Qualifiers

April 10, 2021:

Officials with Sunshine Meadows would like to advise horsemen that a session of qualifying races is slated for Friday (April 16) at the Florida training facility....read on

Woodbine Continues Push To Race

April 10, 2021:

"We are now at a critical time where we need to take action to ensure we are permitted to safely operate live horse racing (without spectators) as soon as the stay-at-home order is lifted."...read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #9

April 10, 2021:

The countdown to the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

Eligibility For Vaccination Notice

April 10, 2021:

The Government of Ontario has now moved to Phase 2 of its COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan which provides eligibility to essential frontline workers who cannot work from home, which includes agriculture and farm workers....read on

Armycaptin Hanover Wins A Thriller

April 10, 2021:

On the heels of a near miss and a runner-up performance in last week’s top class at Fraser Downs, Armycaptin Hanover marched right back into battle Friday evening and came away victorious in the $12,000 Open Pace....read on

Lots Of Price Plays At Meadowlands

April 10, 2021:

When longshot Lotus Seelster lit up the tote board in Friday night’s 13th race at The Meadowlands, handicappers no doubt got right to work on the Saturday program given the opportunities that await....read on

Matchmaker Mastery For Alexa Skye

April 9, 2021:

Alexa Skye and driver Todd McCarthy served notice in the final of five preliminary rounds of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers Raceway on Friday night with an imposing 1:52.3 victory in her $35,000 division....read on

Miami Open To Pace Baby Pace

April 9, 2021:

Making a strong bid to be named 2021 Horse of the Year at Miami Valley, Pace Baby Pace won Friday’s $25,000 Mares Open Pace for the sixth time in 11 tries....read on

Tattoo Artist Resurfaces In Florida

April 9, 2021:

Canada’s Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year for 2020 resurfaced Friday morning in Florida in what was his first charted mile of the 2021 season....read on

Lunar Stretches Streak To Four

April 9, 2021:

Ronnie Wrenn Jr. had to use Lunar twice, but he was up to the challenge as he stretched his career unbeaten streak to four in Friday’s (April 9) Tom Kirwan Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Manholmes took the other $12,500 second-leg division in the event for three-year-old colts and geldings....read on

Miami Valley Seeks Ohio Sophomores

April 9, 2021:

Miami Valley seeks the best Ohio-sired three-year-olds to showcase in four Scarlet & Gray Invitationals, each for a purse of $50,000, on the weekend of April 23-24....read on

McCarthy, Harrison Have Big Day At Philly

April 9, 2021:

Andy McCarthy and Kelvin Harrison were the top newsmakers at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon (April 9), with McCarthy driving five straight winners on the card and Harrison training four of them....read on

Burke Aims For Borgata Trio

April 9, 2021:

With two horses already guaranteed spots in the final of the MGM Borgata Series for older male pacers, trainer Ron Burke will look to add a third on Monday (April 12), when Yonkers Raceway hosts the last preliminary round of the six-week event....read on

Siegelman Wins Five At Freehold

April 9, 2021:

Austin Siegelman went into the Friday (April 9) card at Freehold Raceway on a hot streak, having won four races on each of the last three race days. This Friday, he did one better, with five victories....read on

Ontario Racing In Discussions Regarding Equine Benefit Payments

April 9, 2021:

Ontario Racing, in response to the latest impacts of COVID-19 on the provincial horse racing industry, is actively working with industry partners, government officials and others, in an effort to secure funds for equine-related support payments (subject to regulatory approvals) for Ontario Standardbred and Thoroughbred horsepeople....read on

TROT Fantasy Stable Contest Open!

April 9, 2021:

TROT Magazine is pleased to launch the eighth edition of the TROT Magazine Fantasy Stable contest. Enter for free (online or by mail) and play along all year, with a chance to win great prizes!....read on

Bergstein Trot In Sacramento Spotlight

April 9, 2021:

Mandeville, coming off back-to-back victories at the top rung, looks to keep the momentum going in Saturday night’s (April 10) featured $10,000 Stan Bergstein Free-For-All Trot at Cal-Expo....read on

Freehold To Offer Sophomore Trot Prep

April 9, 2021:

As a prep for the upcoming Lady Suffolk and Dexter Cup, Freehold Raceway has scheduled a trot for three-year-olds for next Saturday (April 17)....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #10

April 9, 2021:

With the scheduled date of the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup just over two months away, Trot Insider has profiled some of the race's top contenders as horses ready to compete for one of Canadian harness racing's biggest prizes....read on

Hippodrome 3R Cancels Qualifiers

April 9, 2021:

Management at the Quebec Jockey Club has announced that the harness racing qualifiers scheduled for Saturday (April 10) have been cancelled....read on

Bangor Set To Open 138th Season

April 9, 2021:

The 138th season of harness racing at historic Bangor Raceway will get underway with a nine-race card on Sunday (April 11). First race post time is 12:15 p.m....read on

High Handle At Harrah's Hoosier

April 9, 2021:

Just seven nights into the 2021 live harness racing season, Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino recorded the largest Thursday night handle ever in the 27-year history of the track on Thursday (April 8). Bolstered by full fields and competitive racing, the 13-race card produced all-sources handle of $1,151,829....read on

Big Things In Store For Warrawee Vital

April 8, 2021:

The start to Warrawee Vital’s racing career might have been a bit slower than his accomplished siblings, but the son of Captaintreacherous started to blossom and roll in late summer of last year and he will now carry that momentum into the 2021 racing season....read on

Franklin County Upsets At The Meadows

April 8, 2021:

Franklin County broke her maiden in spectacular fashion Thursday (April 8) at The Meadows, springing a 17-1 upset in the Margaret Provost Memorial Trot in a sharp 1:56.3. Treasure Gems K captured the other $12,500 second-leg division in the series for three-year-old trotting fillies....read on

Hill Of A Horse Dominates At Philly

April 8, 2021:

Yonkers invader Hill Of A Horse made short work of a good field in Thursday's (April 8) $14,400 featured trot at Harrah’s Philadelphia, moving to the lead in front of the grandstand and then stepping home in :56 to stop the timer in 1:55.2....read on

Racing Reflections With Kevin Cummings

April 8, 2021:

Kevin Cummings was around the age of 8 when he began jogging horses with his dad, trainer John Cummings Sr. Not surprisingly, as Kevin Cummings approaches the 4,000th win of his driving career, he counts his father as the most important influence on his life....read on

Pennacchio Upsets In NAADA

April 8, 2021:

When Joe Pennacchio's drew post eight for Thursday's (April 8) North American Amateur Drivers Association Trot at Monticello Raceway with Keystone Blade, he wasn't discouraged. Despite being sent off at 50-1 from his outside draw, the eight-year-old son of Yankee Glide delivered a decisive 1:59.2 victory....read on

Discussing Mobile Sports Betting In N.Y.

April 8, 2021:

Approval for mobile sports betting in New York is all but imminent, but the jury remains out on how lucrative the venture will ultimately be for the Empire State....read on

Optimism For Old Home Week

April 8, 2021:

While, just over a year in, the COVID-19 pandemic is admittedly far from over, there is cause for optimism that the 2021 Gold Cup and Saucer might look a little more like editions from Old Home Weeks of yore....read on

N.C. Looks To Add Racing, Betting

April 8, 2021:

The first steps have been taken toward introducing pari-mutuel wagering and horse racing in North Carolina, long a hotbed for Thoroughbred and Standardbred training....read on

OSS Sustaining Payment Update

April 8, 2021:

Ontario Sires Stakes sustaining payments of $600 ($480 U.S.) for two-year-olds are due April 15, 2021....read on

Low Takeouts, Big Action At Big M

April 8, 2021:

Business at The Meadowlands continued its remarkable run through the early early stages of 2021, as after a highly-successful first quarter, action at the mile oval stayed vigorous as the second quarter kicked off last weekend with a pair of $3 million handles, upping the total number of race cards that have surpassed that magic number to 18 on the year....read on

EquiLottery Rebrands As EQL Games

April 8, 2021:

Previously known exclusively as a provider of live sports lottery games, EquiLottery Games has changed its name to EQL Games to better reflect an expanded vision to grow the draw game category through game innovation and technology....read on

B.C. Forced To Drop Dates

April 8, 2021:

In an announcement made Wednesday (April 7), the Board of Harness Racing B.C. has been forced to drop a number of race dates from the end of the April 2021 calendar....read on


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