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Saratoga Meet Kicks Off

February 16, 2020:

Sunday (Feb. 16) marked the start of the 2020 racing season at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The track’s 10-race program was highlighted by a $15,000 Open Trot....read on

Boiling Oar Is Boiling Hot

February 16, 2020:

After having been bet down to even-money status for Fraser Downs’ $10,800 Open Pace on Sunday (Feb. 16), Boiling Oar ($4.10) went to the front, made every pole a winning one, and recorded a 1:51.3 win, which was his third consecutive victory at the track’s top level....read on

Rideau Qualifiers Cancelled

February 16, 2020:

Trot Insider has been informed that officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have been forced to cancel the track’s qualifying session that was scheduled for today (Sunday, Feb. 16)....read on

Standardbreds Dodge Barn Fire

February 16, 2020:

Horsepeople are being reminded to do what they can around their properties to minimize the chance of barn fires after a blaze recently ripped through a facility that was home to five Standardbreds....read on

Equine Guelph’s Mare & Foal Care Tool

February 16, 2020:

When Equine Guelph launched its new Mare & Foal Care Tool, the how-to videos received great feedback as tools to prepare owners for the expected and unexpected....read on

Don't Look Past The Blacksmith

February 16, 2020:

“I’ve had more than my share of cuts and bumps and broken bones: A shattered kneecap, a couple of broken ribs, broken wrist, a couple of broken bones in the hand, so it certainly takes its toll on you.”...read on

COSA Office Closed Monday

February 16, 2020:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association office will be closed on Monday, February 17 for the Family Day holiday....read on

Yonkers Opens To Swansea, 'Ostro'

February 16, 2020:

Favoured Swansea and Ostro Hanover both lasted on the lead Saturday night (Feb. 15), winning Yonkers Raceway’s pair of $40,000 Open Handicaps....read on

Im Some Graduate Grabs 'M1' Feature

February 16, 2020:

Maybe the trip didn’t go exactly as driver Yannick Gingras had hoped, but he made it work nonetheless in the Saturday night (Feb. 15) feature at the Meadowlands Racetrack, as he scored with Im Some Graduate in a $31,250 high-end conditioned pace....read on

$35K Guaranteed Pick 5 Monday At Yonkers

February 16, 2020:

A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Monday evening’s (Feb. 17) Pick-5 wager starts with a double-carryover of $16,144.27 and a $35,000 guaranteed pool. The guarantee has been approved by the New York State Gaming Commission and is conjunction with the U.S. Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program....read on

So Much More Motors At Mohawk

February 15, 2020:

Off as the 7-5 favourite, So Much More fired off cover to land first at the finish in the $36,000 Preferred Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday (Feb. 15)....read on

Im A Big Deal Tops Miami Features

February 15, 2020:

Thrilling finishes and quick miles were prevalent on Saturday night (Feb. 15) at Miami Valley Raceway, highlighted by a $22,500 Open I Pace, a $20,000 Open II Pace, and the final two preliminary divisions of the second annual Bill Dailey Memorial Medley....read on

Heated Action In Game Of Claims Series

February 15, 2020:

The Game Of Claims Series continued on Saturday (Feb. 15) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Beachy Dream Drafts To Buffalo Score

February 15, 2020:

After having drawn Post 8 in the first two starts of his 2020 campaign, Beachy Dream finally got some luck, as he drew Post 1 in Buffalo Raceway's featured $11,000 Class 'AA' pace on Saturday night (Feb. 15)....read on

Horse Racing: The Ultimate Gift

February 15, 2020:

The names of Daniel and Henrik Sedin are famous in hockey circles and the Swedish-born twins are Hockey Hall of Fame-bound in the eyes of many. Recently the Sedins had their numbers retired by the NHL's Vancouver Canucks and horse racing played a major role in the retirement ceremony....read on

Amanda Harris Passes; Arrangements Set

February 15, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned that Amanda Harris of East Windsor, N.J., passed away on February 15, 2020 at the age of 34....read on

Lyons Steel Strong At Freehold

February 15, 2020:

Lyons Steel made his first win of 2020 a dominant one on Saturday (February 15) at Freehold Raceway, as he triumphed in the Preferred Handicap pace by three lengths....read on

Greener Pastures Fundraiser A Success

February 15, 2020:

It was like a heavy-handed reminder, no, it was a heavy-handed reminder....read on

SC Rewind: Couples Picture Parade

February 15, 2020:

This week's Rewind is another edition of Picture Parade; this time with a Valentine's Day inspired theme....read on

OSAS Stallion Auction Concluded

February 15, 2020:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society's 2020 Stallion Auction has now concluded....read on

Italian Delight N Steps Up To Open

February 15, 2020:

When it comes to the success of New Zealand-bred Italian Delight N in the U.S., Darran Cassar says there are no secrets....read on

Lessons For And From Baseball

February 15, 2020:

"There’s an old saying that some people use that goes, “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.” I say that’s a load of crap"....read on / continuer à lire

Meadowlands Feature To Elysium Lindy

February 15, 2020:

Andy McCarthy put Elysium Lindy in play early, and the veteran trotter took care of the rest, pulling off a 10-1 surprise in the featured $31,250 high-end conditioned trot at the Meadowlands on Friday night (Feb. 14)....read on

Cusdmagicdragon, Hoerdt Fire Off Wins

February 15, 2020:

Cusdmagicdragon doubled up in the $10,800 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Fraser Downs when she caught Paperback Thriller in the final strides on Friday night (Feb. 14) for the red-hot Kelly Hoerdt....read on

Imprincessgemma A Gets The Prize

February 14, 2020:

Imprincessgemma A (Joe Bongiorno, $6.20) was both widest and fastest Friday night (Feb. 14), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Northern Royale Takes Series Title

February 14, 2020:

Favourite Northern Royale swept to command after the opening quarter and closed out the Wine & Roses Trotting Series a winner during the Valentine's Day card at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Post Position Draw Predicts Finish Order

February 14, 2020:

In a harness racing rarity, the post position order in Friday's second race at Western Fair District proved to be the final outcome of the race....read on

Mister Spot A Shines Amid Betts Triple

February 14, 2020:

Mister Spot A threw down a final quarter of :27.2, a sizzling brush that carried him to victory — his second straight and fourth in his last five starts — in Friday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,500 conditioned pace....read on

Race Date Changes For Truro Raceway

February 14, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned that a number of race dates scheduled for Truro Raceway's 2020 season of harness racing have been adjusted....read on

OHHA Office Closed Monday

February 14, 2020:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association would like to remind all of the members that the office will be closed on Monday, February 17 for Family Day....read on

One Gorgeous Gal Proves Wild Ride

February 14, 2020:

To say last week’s debut victory by the three-year-old pacing filly One Gorgeous Gal was eventful would be a major understatement....read on

Ettore Annunziata Passes

February 14, 2020:

Ettore 'Eddie' Annunziata, a resident of Mahopac, NY, since 1970, passed away on Tuesday (Feb. 11) at the age of 85....read on

Jackpot Hi-5 Payout Saturday At Mohawk

February 14, 2020:

Horseplayers will look to cap off Saturday night (February 15) with a big score by taking home a piece of Woodbine Mohawk Park’s Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout....read on

What's Next For Richard Moreau?

February 14, 2020:

After an unprecedented seventh straight O'Brien Award as Canada's Trainer of the Year, Richard Moreau has only one thing on his bucket list for 2020....read on

HP Sissy Returns To Yonkers

February 14, 2020:

When HP Sissy’s name appeared in the entries for the $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway, trainer Mike Ohol’s colleagues on the Western New York circuit voiced their skepticism....read on

No Monkeying Around With Gimpanzee

February 14, 2020:

With his much-ballyhooed stablemate retired, 2019 Breeders Crown winner Gimpanzee is preparing for what could be a four-year-old campaign with international aspirations....read on

Last Call For OSAS Stallion Auction

February 14, 2020:

A reminder that the 2020 Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society's Stallion Auction closes at 3:00 p.m. today (February 14)....read on

Lauras Love Impresses Again

February 13, 2020:

After spotting the leaders 12 lengths at the mid-way point of Thursday’s $17,000 pacing feature for filly and mare pacers, Lauras Love kicked it into gear late and stormed home in :28.3 to post a second straight victory for trainer John Pentland....read on

Flamboro Feature To Lady London

February 13, 2020:

It was a case of cross border winning for Lady London, who shipped in from Buffalo and wired up five foes in Thursday’s $10,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Handicap for pacers at Flamboro Downs....read on

Bettor Memories Sweeps To Preferred Win

February 13, 2020:

Wiggle It Jiggleit did all the roadwork in Thursday’s $32,500 Preferred Handicap for pacers at Dover Downs, but Bettor Memories got all of the glory....read on

Job Opening With Standardbred Canada

February 13, 2020:

Standardbred Canada has an immediate full-time position available in the Member Services department....read on

$300,000 For Breeders Crown Mares

February 13, 2020:

The Hambletonian Society has announced that the purses for the 2020 Breeders Crown open mare races have been increased to $300,000....read on

Opens Headline Cal Expo Friday

February 13, 2020:

A $7,200 Open Pace headed by archrivals Heza Real Diamond and Allmyxsliventexas and a contentious $6,700 Open Distaff Pace are atop the marquee for this Friday evening (Feb. 14) at Cal Expo....read on

Faves Going Down At The ‘Big M’

February 13, 2020:

In harness racing, it’s not uncommon to see tracks with favourites that win at a rate of 45 per cent and higher, but at the Meadowlands Racetrack, the races play out more as they would at major Thoroughbred tracks, meaning bigger payouts for the patrons....read on

Winbak Ontario Open House A Success

February 13, 2020:

On Sunday, February 9, Winbak Farm of Ontario held an open house and stallion showcase. It is estimated that close to 300 people were in attendance....read on

Monti’s Making Strides

February 13, 2020:

When opportunity knocked, Drew Monti answered. It led to the best season of the 25-year-old driver’s career....read on

Stay Hungry Book Full And Closed

February 13, 2020:

The book for Stay Hungry (p,3,1:47.3 [$1,358,086]) has been announced as full and closed....read on

In Pursuit Of 160

February 13, 2020:

What makes for a successful year in the mind of rising Standardbred star Austin Sorrie? When everything is twice as nice as the year before. Literally....read on

More Big Jimmy Freight News

February 13, 2020:

Adriano Sorella’s aggressive promotion of new Ontario sire Jimmy Freight is not stopping any time soon. This week, the Guelph, Ontario-based Standardbred owner unveiled more significant news....read on

Redemption For Absolut Seelster

February 12, 2020:

After Power And Grace just got the better of her a fortnight ago, Thomas and Elizabeth Rankin's Absolut Seelster ($2.70) found her way back to the winner's enclosure with a 1:59 score in Wednesday's (Feb. 12) $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap Trot at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on


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