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No Rust On Tisadream N's Shoes

April 15, 2019:

After not racing since last December at Gloucester Park in Australia, Tisadream N made his first North American start a winning one after capturing Monday’s $15,000 Winners-over pacing feature at Plainridge Park....read on

Pure Chance Upsets In Hackett Memorial

April 15, 2019:

No one was surprised that a Chris Beaver trainee captured the $40,000 championship final of the James K. Hackett Memorial for Ohio-sired three-year-old trotting fillies on Monday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway. Many, however, were shocked at which of the five Beaver fillies in the field prevailed....read on

Ghosttothepost Perfect In Weiss Prelims

April 15, 2019:

The American Ideal mare Ghosttothepost became the only distaff to be victorious in all three of the preliminaries for the Bobby Weiss Series for pacing fillies and mares, coming home in :56.2 on a cold Monday with swirling winds at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono to triumph in 1:54.3....read on

Slick Tony Takes Delaware Special

April 15, 2019:

Harrington Raceway's 73rd season of live harness racing kicked off Monday with a 12-race program that saw wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour....read on

Finals Set For Levy, Matchmaker

April 15, 2019:

After five preliminary rounds, post positions have been drawn for Yonkers Raceway’s finals of the Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series....read on

Mohawk Park Adds Monday Qualifiers

April 15, 2019:

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform all horsepeople of a change to the current qualifying schedule....read on

John ‘Jack’ VanDreason Passes

April 15, 2019:

Horseman John ‘Jack’ VanDreason, 88, of Vernon, N.Y., passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 with his devoted wife Marlyn and family at his side....read on

Joseph ‘Joe’ Riley Passes

April 15, 2019:

Horseman Joseph A. ‘Joe’ Riley, 82 of Everett, PA, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Pennknoll Village Nursing Home in Everett....read on

Hanover Acquires Top Broodmares

April 15, 2019:

The management of Hanover Shoe Farms is delighted to announce that the farm has recently purchased eight of the top matrons in the business. The elite group consists of four trotting broodmares and four pacing broodmares....read on

Update Regarding Rideau Qualifiers

April 15, 2019:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have informed Trot Insider of a change to the start time of the track’s qualifying sessions....read on

O’Brien Winner Has A ‘Bigtime’ Ball

April 15, 2019:

“The first day at the fairgrounds was a bit overwhelming for him, but once he got used to all of the noises he settled and showed the crowd just how versatile the Standardbred breed is. He did his breed proud!”...read on

Blooded Spring Sale Entries Closing

April 15, 2019:

Standardbred horsepeople are reminded that entries for the Blooded Horse Spring Sale will be taken through Thursday morning (April 18) and that supplemental entries will be accepted after that....read on

Bobby Weiss Prelims To Continue

April 15, 2019:

Preliminary action from the Bobby Weiss Series will continue at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono this evening (Monday, April 15)....read on

Last Available Lazarus N Shares Sell Out

April 15, 2019:

Duncan Taylor of Taylor Made Stallions and Mike Gulotta of Deo Volente Farms are pleased to announce that all available shares in Lazarus N have been sold, celebrating a successful syndication, and would like to thank every member for their support....read on

Sunshine Meadows Qualifiers Friday

April 15, 2019:

It has been announced that Sunshine Meadows Training Center in Delray Beach, Fla. will once again be hosting a qualifying session this coming Friday (April 19)....read on

Wilbur ‘Bun’ Zendt Passes

April 15, 2019:

Standardbred horseman Wilbur R. ‘Bun’ Zendt, 99, of Mifflintown, PA, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family....read on

Get To Know Debbie Francis

April 15, 2019:

“Not a lot of young people wake up one day and think ‘I want to race horses.’ Things like dirt bikes or hockey are way more front and centre… It’s a passion and it has to be. You’re not in it for the money, it’s about the love of the game.”...read on

My Lindy Winner Repeats In Weiss

April 14, 2019:

My Lindy Winner emerged as the only double winner in the first two preliminary legs of the Bobby Weiss Series for male trotters at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday (April 14)....read on

Preferred Upset For Windsun Cheyenne

April 14, 2019:

Yielding for the pocket, Windsun Cheyenne veered from behind the pacesetter in the stretch and edged to a 7-1 win in the $8,100 Preferred Handicap Pace on Sunday, April 14 at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Hensleys Sweep Flamboro Preferreds

April 14, 2019:

The Hensley team of trainer Ashleigh and driver Ed collected the Flamboro Downs featured events on Sunday, April 14 with April Rose winning the $12,700 Preferred 2 Handicap Trot and Toot Toot N taking the $12,700 Preferred 2 Pace....read on

Retros Mystery Motors To Fifth Straight

April 14, 2019:

The public's choice, Retros Mystery, crossed to control early and went on to wire his competition to capture the $8,100 featured pace at Century Downs on Sunday, April 14, which was his fifth win in a row....read on

Tiger Thompson Tops Philly Foes

April 14, 2019:

Entering from a string of respectable off-the-pace efforts in Open company at Dover Downs, a change of tactics proved beneficial for Tiger Thompson N in his Harrah's Philadelphia debut on Sunday afternoon (April 14)....read on

Mission Accepted Advances In Miami

April 14, 2019:

On Sunday, April 14, Mission Accepted won the $25,000 Open Trot at Miami Valley Raceway for the second consecutive time, as he overcame the assigned outside post to top Pine Dream and No Whip Chip in 1:54.3....read on

Tetrick Notches 5,000th Career Win

April 14, 2019:

Trace Tetrick recorded the 5,000th win of his career in the fourth race at Miami Valley Raceway on Sunday afternoon (April 14)....read on

Tough It Out Does Just That

April 14, 2019:

Although she was bet down to 2-5 by the wagering public, the John Chappell-trained and driven Tough It Out had to live up to her name in order to secure a victory the $35,000 Marion Young Memorial on Sunday (April 14) at Fraser Downs....read on

2019 N.A. Cup Spring Book Odds

April 14, 2019:

For the past several years, Trot Magazine's Pepsi North America Cup Spring Book has served as an initial barometer for the colts and geldings that may be in the running for the richest prize in Canadian harness racing....read on

Island Industry Honours Its Best

April 14, 2019:

The annual awards banquet of the Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owners Association was held in Charlottetown on Saturday evening (April 13)....read on

‘Watching’ Over Weller

April 14, 2019:

Mike Weller, who was wearing his caretaker hat at the time, did all he could to help Hes Watching achieve greatness during the 2013 race season, and the son of American Ideal responded by putting together a perfect eight-for-eight freshman campaign. Now, during what is Weller’s time of need, Hes Watching, who now works in the breeding shed, is doing what he can to return the favour....read on

Sweet Rock Lights 'Big M' Tote

April 14, 2019:

Dover Downs shipper Highalator rose to the top of the horse colony at the Meadowlands by putting together a pair of dominant wins, but his quest for a third consecutive score was thwarted by another Dover invader, Sweet Rock, in the 'Big M’s $30,000 Preferred Pace on Saturday, April 13....read on

Ideal Jimmy Jets In Last Levy

April 14, 2019:

Ideal Jimmy looked like the easiest of winners on Saturday (April 13) at Yonkers Raceway, as he strolled to victory during the last preliminary leg of the George Morton Levy Series....read on

Turbo Hill Boosts To Bobby Weiss Win

April 14, 2019:

Two horses were simultaneously sent postward as odds-on promises during preliminary Bobby Weiss Series action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday (April 13), so something had to give....read on

Physicallyinclined First At Mohawk

April 14, 2019:

Driver Jonathan Drury sent Physicallyinclined to the front and withstood first-over pressure from Maroma Beach to win the $34,000 Preferred Handicap at Woodbine Mohawk Park by a head in 1:49.3 on Saturday, April 13....read on

Cousin Mary Cruises At Flamboro

April 13, 2019:

After having recorded a win against the same class last week, odds-on favourite Cousin Mary overcame the assigned outside post and catapulted to an eight-length victory in the $11,600 Fillies and Mares Preferred 2 Pace at Flamboro Downs on Saturday, April 13....read on

Sophomores Contest Hackett Elims

April 13, 2019:

A pair of eliminations for the $40,000 James K. Hackett Memorial championship for Ohio-sired three-year-old pacing colts were contested on Saturday, April 13 at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Rebel Voyager Conquers At Buffalo

April 13, 2019:

Rebel Voyager toured the Buffalo Raceway half-mile oval in a season's-best 1:54 to take a one-and-a-quarter length decision over Upfront Countryboy in the co-featured $12,000 Open Pace on Saturday, April 13....read on

Hudson Phil Fires At Saratoga

April 13, 2019:

Jackie Greene trainee Hudson Phil returned to Saratoga Casino Hotel and rushed to a 1:50.4 victory in the $15,000 Open Pace on Saturday, April 13....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #1

April 13, 2019:

The countdown to the 2019 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Insider profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

14-Year-Olds Create Racing Rarity

April 13, 2019:

There was a racing rarity at Cal Expo Friday evening, courtesy of 14-year-old pacers Allamerican Solo and Blue Note....read on

Rockin In Heaven Scorches Flamboro

April 13, 2019:

Preferred class regular Rockin In Heaven served notice that he's back and could be a force in 2019 with a punishing mile in his seasonal debut on Saturday (April 13) at Flamboro Downs....read on

Stars Sizzle In Saturday Qualifiers

April 13, 2019:

Many of the sport’s stars assembled at The Meadowlands for qualifiers on an overcast, windless Saturday morning over a track that may have been slightly dulled by overnight rains with the temperature at 10:00 a.m. approaching 20°C....read on

Levy Would Mean The World To Watson

April 13, 2019:

"I was born in a women’s prison and went to a foster home around where [Sonny] Dancer used to train...He used to pick us up at the foster home and take us to the track and we used to watch them train and that’s how I got started working with racehorses with him."...read on

Rewind: The First Summer Pacing Classic

April 13, 2019:

In this week's edition of "Rewind," Robert Smith goes back in time some 51 years as he recalls the first ever Summer Pacing Classic race which eventually became the famous "Prix D'Ete" held for many years at the old Blue Bonnets track in Montreal....read on

Jewels Dragon Wins Smith Memorial

April 13, 2019:

Undefeated in his sophomore season, Jewels Dragon roared home to defeat fellow elimination winner Spiderdman in the $35,000 Wendell Smith Memorial for B.C. bred three-year-old male pacers on Friday night (April 12) at Fraser Downs....read on

Rollwithpapajoe Rebounds In Series

April 13, 2019:

Rollwithpapajoe rebounded in a big way from a sub-par seasonal debut a week ago to win a division of the Wiggle It Jiggleit Series for three-year-old colts and geldings on the pace at the Meadowlands on Friday night....read on

Kadabra Queen Back In Winner's Circle

April 13, 2019:

Making her four-year-old debut on Friday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park, trotting mare Kadabra Queen returned to the winner's circle for the first time since her O'Brien Award-winning freshman year....read on

Ohio 'Queen' Impressive In 2019 Debut

April 12, 2019:

Queen Of The Pride made quite a 2019 debut at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night (April 12). The three-year-old Ohio-sired daughter of McArdle, a winner of $367,229 at age two, paced the fastest mile in North America thus far this year by a sophomore filly....read on

Matchmaker Prelims Conclude

April 12, 2019:

Yonkers Raceway’s Blue Chip Matchmaker saw its fifth and final preliminary round go Friday night (April 12), with three, $40,000 groupings of Free-For-All mares....read on

Barn Winner Shines Back At Buffalo

April 12, 2019:

Barn Winner ($10) came back home to Buffalo Raceway a winner on Friday night (April 12), by posting a length score over Southern Palms in the $13,000 Open Trot....read on

Namesmuscle Wins Top Trot At Plainridge

April 12, 2019:

Namesmuscle used a second-place finish at Scarborough Downs is his seasonal bow last week to set him up for a big effort at Plainridge Park this week and that allowed him to garner the winner’s share of the purse in the $15,000 Winners Over trotting feature on Friday afternoon (April 12)....read on

Tetrick Takes Five At Philly

April 12, 2019:

The $16,000 featured races at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday were a study in contrasts: on the pace, War Crimes made it look really easy as she won her fourth straight race in 1:55.1, while on the trot Armageddon Seelster was extended to grind down pacesetter Lucky Shiela by a neck in 1:56....read on


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