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Daniel Tuccillo Passes

August 12, 2019:

Daniel Tuccillo, 78, of Prospect, Conn., passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Vitas unit of St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Conn....read on

MVP Hall Of Fame Ticket Winners!

August 12, 2019:

This month, Standardbred Canada teamed up with The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame to award one lucky Member Value Program (MVP) member with two tickets to the 2019 Induction Gala for the July MVP Prize Draw....read on

Burke Quartet Leads Meadows PASS

August 12, 2019:

Trainer Ron Burke will send four freshman pacing fillies into Tuesday’s (Aug. 13) $183,040 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows, but the two most promising of the quartet, Sweet Ace and Shouldabeenatd — are behind the 8-ball, so to speak, stuck with extreme outside post positions....read on

More Bank At The Meadowlands

August 12, 2019:

"It's frustrating to see so many races won by horses that make the front early and hold up," said Gural. "I am always wanting the races to be more competitive and horses able to close into a win....read on

Pasadena Star Stays Straight At Rideau

August 12, 2019:

Avoiding half-mile confusion by racing on the lead, Pasadena Star had the easiest route to the finish line when taking the $8,600 Preferred Trot at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 11....read on

Fashiononthebeach Romps At Georgian

August 12, 2019:

The four-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding Fashiononthebeach took control early and sped clear of his competition to take the $11,500 Preferred 2 Pace at Georgian Downs on Sunday, Aug. 11....read on

Alagna Nearly Sweeps PASS

August 11, 2019:

Trainer Tony Alagna accounted for two of the three winners in the $168,480 third preliminary of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) for three-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday, Aug. 11 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Killarney Hosts Second Round Of Stakes

August 11, 2019:

Manitoba-sired sophomores competed in the second preliminary of provincial-bred stakes competition at Killarney on Sunday, Aug. 11....read on

Joey Pro Ships For Batavia Score

August 11, 2019:

Trainer John Hallett left the friendly confines of Tioga Downs with Joey Pro this week with a visit to Batavia Downs on Sunday afternoon Aug. 11, but despite the change in venue, they scored another win, this time in the top-class $12,500 Open Handicap trotting feature at Batavia Downs....read on

Tobins Terror Takes Leamington Record

August 11, 2019:

A pocket ride and swift early pace poised Tobins Terror to deliver as the favourite in a $5,400 conditioned pace on Sunday, Aug. 11 at Leamington Raceway. But the 8-5 choice dashed clear to a 1:56.4 victory—a track-record performance....read on

Appleby Hanover Wins 5 Milles

August 11, 2019:

After registering wins over 12-furlong and two-mile trips in his two previous starts, Michel Allard's Appleby Hanover ($3.60) prevailed comfortably in the $10,000 5 Milles Casino-Charlevoix held Sunday in St-Aimé des Lacs, Québec....read on

Our Max Phactor N Braves The Breeze

August 11, 2019:

Our Max Phactor N ($6.40) and George Napolitano Jr. sustained a first-over push into stout fractions on his way to victory in Sunday afternoon's (Aug. 11) $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series pacing event at Harrah's Philadelphia, while Tim Tetrick picked up five driving wins on the 14-race card....read on

Upsets Abound In Tioga Trots

August 11, 2019:

Speeding Spur N ($18.60) and Custom Cantab ($65.00) lit up the tote board in the $148,000 Crawford Farms Open Trot and the $132,000 Joie De Vie Farms Mares Trot respectively on Sunday (Aug. 11) at Tioga Downs while favourites Mission Accepted and Atlanta were denied victory....read on

Halo Its Me Tops In Grassroots

August 11, 2019:

Connie and David Chisholm continue to enjoy success with their homebred Halo Its Me ($3.40), who earned the fourth win of her career and her second stakes score to date on Sunday (Aug. 11) at Clinton Raceway, holding her ground to take the first of four Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots events for three-year-old trotting fillies....read on

Nutzz N Boltzz Represents Breed Well

August 11, 2019:

"The ride had over a hundred horses and riders from all over Ontario to support breast cancer. I’m pretty sure I was the only person riding a Standardbred that I could see," noted Fran Brethour, who rode Nutzz N Boltzz in a charity event Saturday (Aug. 10) in the Dufferin Forest near Mansfield, Ont....read on

Accelerator Repeats In Nova Scotia

August 11, 2019:

Robert Blanchard's Accelerator ($11.80) registered his second consecutive win on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 11), reaching from the pocket to collar odds-on favourite Windmeredontmatter in the $1,050 pacing feature at Inverness Raceway....read on

Sweet Vivian Upsets At Running Aces

August 11, 2019:

The Saturday evening (Aug. 10) harness racing program at Running Aces featured a $16,000 Minnesota-sired three-year-old pace, with seven sophomores lining up for battle in the night's opener....read on

2019 Hall Of Fame Photo Gallery

August 11, 2019:

Presentation photos from this year's Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are now available online....read on

Industry Day Exceeds Expectations

August 11, 2019:

While handle on Canadian harness racing is trending in a positive direction, the recent handle figure from 2019 Industry Day at Grand River Raceway was far above what anyone would have imagined....read on

All Out Henry Takes Georgian RUS

August 11, 2019:

After seizing command in an early three-way battle, All Out Henry ($8.80) faced nary a challenger through the final three-quarters of a 2:02.4 victory in Saturday evening's (Aug. 10) $6,000 Racing Under Saddle event at Georgian Downs....read on

Six Pack Annihilates Yonkers Foes

August 11, 2019:

Funny thing about Six Pack. Whenever he’s invaded Yonkers Raceway, the result is not a fair fight. Such was the case again Saturday night (Aug. 10), when Six Pack drilled seven outclassed foes in the co-featured $46,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Benjis Best In Pocono Feature

August 11, 2019:

The Roll With Joe gelding Benjis Best, who snapped Atta Boy Dan’s five-race winning streak in the top claiming handicap pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono last Saturday, handled the jump to the $21,500 conditioned company this Saturday (Aug. 10), winning in 1:50.4 despite a first-over trip....read on

Easy Lover Hanover Hustles At Mohawk

August 11, 2019:

Kicking off the cones around the final turn, Easy Lover Hanover charged past pacesetter Physicallyinclined to take the $34,000 Preferred Pace in 1:49.3 on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Frosh Fillies Fight In OSS At Sarnia

August 11, 2019:

Five divisions of freshmen trotting fillies stepped to centre stage at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday evening (Aug. 10), competing for a total of $117,500 in the third Grassroots Leg of their season....read on

Saratoga Hosts Soph Colt Trots

August 11, 2019:

New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) were featured on Saturday night, Aug. 10 at Saratoga Casino Hotel as three-year-old trotting colt and gelding trotters took center stage. There were two divisions for sophomore trotters that each went for a purse of $90,050....read on

Truth And Liberty Takes Tioga Feature

August 10, 2019:

Truth And Liberty won the $11,000 featured Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Tioga Downs on Saturday, Aug. 10....read on

Dreams Beachboy Wins Vernon Feature

August 10, 2019:

Dreams Beachboy took the $7,000 featured pace on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Vernon Downs....read on

Saulsbrook Deputy Ships And Wins

August 10, 2019:

Saratoga Raceway regular Saulsbrook Deputy shipped into western New York on Saturday night (Aug. 10) for the first time and immediately laid down the law after winning the $12,500 Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs....read on

Another Track Record At Hoosier Park

August 10, 2019:

After a track-record equaling mile in the $330,000 Dan Patch Stakes by Lather Up on Friday, Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s track surface continued to sizzle on Saturday, Aug. 10 as the evening’s 10-race card was highlighted by a track-record performance in the featured event of the evening. ...read on

Triple Action Equals Track On 2 Mark

August 10, 2019:

Opening day of the meet (Saturday, Aug. 10) at The Track On 2 saw a seven-race card topped by Triple Action, who equaled the track record for aged pacing mares....read on

Bettors Wish Steals Milstein Memorial

August 10, 2019:

Minimal speed pushed pacesetter Bettors Wish, forcing a final-half sprint that crowned the Chris Ryder trainee with a 1:50.3 victory in the $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Northfield Park....read on

Andrew Scores In Gold Cup Trial

August 10, 2019:

Months after Island native and harness racing industry mainstay Brian Andrew passed, his daughter Rachel Andrew sent new acquisition Midway Island to a 1:52.1 victory in the $12,500 first trial for the Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Adriano Hanover Stays Undefeated

August 10, 2019:

Adriano Hanover stayed undefeated with a hard-earned victory in the $180,082 Tyler B, a Pennsylvania Sires Stake for freshmen pacing colts and geldings, at The Meadows on Saturday, Aug. 10. Yannick Gingras and trainer Ron Burke teamed to win the other divisions with Cattlewash and Caliber....read on

Prairie Panther Fronts GNOS Prelim

August 10, 2019:

Prairie Panther, who made his 2019 debut in the Great Northeast Open Series (GNOS) a successful one last week at Pocono, has been installed a 7-2 morning line favourite in a very competitive field of eight in a $30,000 GNOS event for fast-class pacers on Sunday (Aug. 11) at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on

Fillies Flaunt It For Old Home Week

August 10, 2019:

The first afternoon card of harness racing during 2019 Old Home Week took place on Saturday (August 10) at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park, with three-year-old pacing fillies from the Atlantic Sires Stakes taking centre stage....read on

The Picture Of A Perfect Horse

August 10, 2019:

“He brought [him] out and said, ‘take one good look, take one mental picture of this horse here right now, because this is the perfect conformation of a horse. This is the perfect horse.’”...read on

Tim Brown Passes; Arrangements Set

August 10, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime horseman Tim Brown passed away on Friday, August 9 at Langley Memorial Hospital in Langley, B.C. at the age of 54....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1930s

August 10, 2019:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith takes readers back to the decade of the 1930's and displays a number of vintage photographs that help to portray the times as part of the regular monthly feature Years Ago....read on

Alexas Power Wins Yonkers Open

August 10, 2019:

Pocketed favourite Alexas Power (Jason Bartlett, $4.50) gave the public what it wanted Friday night (Aug. 9th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $46,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Looksgoodinaromper Sets World Record

August 10, 2019:

Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi’s Looksgoodinaromper established a new world record for two-year-old pacing fillies on a half-mile track via her victory in one of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes at Northfield Park on Friday night, Aug. 9....read on

Freshmen Shine In Tompkins-Geers

August 10, 2019:

Tioga Downs hosted six Tompkins-Geers stakes races for freshmen trotters and pacers on Friday (August 9)....read on

Intense Justice Plays Giant Killer

August 9, 2019:

Two-year-old trotters were out in full force Friday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park, as the oval hosted a trio of rich OSS Gold Series divisions for the freshman fillies with the diagonal gait....read on

'Felicia' Flies At The Spa

August 9, 2019:

With no Fillies and Mares Open on the docket on Friday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel, the $12,500 Winners Over for distaffers was the feature....read on

Lather Up Battles Back In Dan Patch

August 9, 2019:

In a final turn battle that resembled the famous Its Fritz and Cam Fella throwdown at The Meadowlands, Lather Up rallied past McWicked to capture Friday’s $330,000 Dan Patch Stake at Hoosier Park in a track record-equalling clocking of 1:47.2....read on

Plainridge Feature To Quicksilver Kemp

August 9, 2019:

Coming off a three-year-old year that saw him earn in excess of $65,000 without any stake events, Quicksilver Kemp has come back strong at four and has now taken a new lifetime mark after winning the $12,000 conditioned trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon....read on

Red Magician Clicks In Charlottetown

August 9, 2019:

The trip was sweet, and the end result even sweeter for Red Magician in Friday’s $2,750 Preferred 2 for pacers at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Atlantis Sinks Foes In Truro Feature

August 9, 2019:

For the second straight start, Atlantis was firing on all cylinders en route to posting another victory in the top class at Truro Raceway....read on

Update On The Maritimer Stake

August 9, 2019:

Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick would like to advise horsepeople that the Maritimer will go as scheduled on September 2....read on

World Record For Amigo Volo

August 9, 2019:

Amigo Volo broke the world record for two-year-old trotting geldings on a 5/8-mile track with a 1:54.4 victory, winning in one of four divisions of the $188,420 second preliminary round event in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for freshman males at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon....read on

'Stronger Together' Session Recap

August 9, 2019:

Some of Ontario horse racing's most prominent leaders were front and centre on Friday (August 9) at Woodbine Racetrack for panel discussion on the state of the province's horse racing industry....read on


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