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Flamboro, Fraser, Hastings Racing Halted

March 18, 2020:

On Wednesday, March 18, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced the temporary suspension, until further notice, of the conduct of racing and training at its three racetracks that are currently active. This includes Flamboro Downs in Hamilton, Ontario, Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, B.C., and Fraser Downs in Surrey, B.C....read on

Pompano Racing Postponed

March 18, 2020:

Officials with Pompano Park have announced that live racing at the track is now postponed indefinitely, effective Thursday, March 19....read on

Carmine Fusco Passes

March 18, 2020:

It has been confirmed that Standardbred trainer Carmine Fusco, 55, who races horses in New York and New Jersey, passed away during the morning of Wednesday, March 18 after having tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)....read on

Mohawk Post Time Changing On Friday

March 18, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park has announced that, effective Friday (March 20) and until further notice, post time for live racing at Mohawk will move to 6:40 p.m....read on

WFD Qualifying, Training Update

March 18, 2020:

Management at The Raceway at Western Fair District is advising horsepeople that beginning this Friday (March 20), qualifiers have been moved to 5:00 p.m. until further notice. Training at the WFD has also been cancelled until further notice....read on

Saratoga’s Updated Schedule

March 18, 2020:

Saratoga Casino Hotel will offer live racing on Wednesday (March 18) and Thursday (March 19). The track has also announced a cancellation....read on

Rosecroft Raceway Paddock Procedures

March 18, 2020:

Live racing will be conducted Wednesday night (March 18) at Rosecroft Raceway as planned, however the qualifying races, training, and schooling have been cancelled....read on

SBOA Postpones Its AGM

March 18, 2020:

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) has decided to postpone its annual general meeting....read on

‘Post Time’ Preview

March 18, 2020:

Officials with ‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ have released a preview of the upcoming edition of the show....read on

Updated: Mohawk Paddock Procedures

March 18, 2020:

In order to maintain live racing and follow the best practices for health and safety, Woodbine Entertainment has issued the following updated paddock procedures for Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

H3R Stakes Update; Quebec OTBs Closed

March 18, 2020:

Hippodrome 3R General Manager Murielle Thomassin has stated that 2020 stakes races at H3R will be rescheduled, but that all stakes payments must be maintained in order for horses to remain eligible....read on

Will Stakes Races Be Rescheduled?

March 18, 2020:

With the announcement of the unprecedented changes to Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the question looms if something similar is planned for harness racing's major events....read on

Choose The Best Separated At Birth

March 18, 2020:

Since 2008, TROT Magazine has published a celebrity lookalike with a harness racing participant each month. We're asking our fans and members to determine the all-time best Separated At Birth....read on

Revision: Mohawk's Thursday Qualifiers

March 18, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park has adjusted the start time and order of its qualifiers to limit traffic in the paddock....read on

Additions To Prohibited Drugs Schedule

March 18, 2020:

In consultation with its Drug Advisory Committee, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) has officially added three substances to section 1 of the Schedule to the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations....read on

Buttermilk Hanover Holds On

March 17, 2020:

The second choice in the betting, Buttermilk Hanover clung to a narrow victory in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 2 Pace at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Tuesday (March 17), a night where the evening’s total handle reached near-record levels....read on

Frank J. Bellino Passes

March 17, 2020:

Frank J. Bellino, 85, owner of hundreds of Standardbred during his life including 2010 Horse of the Year Rock N Roll Heaven, passed away Tuesday morning (March 17) of a heart attack....read on

PCHC Awards Banquet Postponed

March 17, 2020:

The Prince County Horsemen’s Club Awards Banquet & Dinner, which was scheduled for April 11, has been postponed until a future date, which will be announced....read on

Dr. Farwick Memorial Underway In Ohio

March 17, 2020:

K Love and Cassius Lane captured $15,000 divisions of the first leg of the Dr. Dan Farwick DVM Memorial Trotting Series at Miami Valley Raceway on Tuesday afternoon (March 17)....read on

Alberta Casinos, Tracks Close

March 17, 2020:

On Tuesday, March 17, the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association (ASHA) advised its members and partner organizations that live harness racing would be put on hold effectively immediately due to the province declaring a state of emergency....read on

Hippodrome 3R Delays Season

March 17, 2020:

In a statement issued on Tuesday (March 17) the Quebec Jockey Club Board of Directors has made the decision to delay the start of the 2020 harness racing season at Hippodrome 3R....read on

Tioga And Vernon Closures Announced

March 17, 2020:

Officials with Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs have announced that both locations have closed down through the end of March due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus (pandemic)....read on

Harrington Closed Until At Least April 1

March 17, 2020:

Officials with Harrington Raceway and Casino have communicated that the facility is officially closed until April 1....read on

Greenwood, WEGZ Temporarily Closed

March 17, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced via social media that closures are now in place for WEGZ Stadium Bar and Greenwood Teletheatre....read on

Western Fair District Racing Tonight

March 17, 2020:

Horseplayers are reminded that The Raceway at Western Fair District is planning on going forward with its program of live racing that is scheduled for this evening (Wednesday, March 18)....read on

Temporary Pocono Closure Announced

March 17, 2020:

Officials with The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono have announced that the track will not be hosting live horse racing for at least two weeks....read on

Hambo Society Processing Payments

March 17, 2020:

Officials with the Hambletonian Society have provided an update in regard to operations and contingency plans in light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic....read on

Kentucky Derby Rescheduled

March 17, 2020:

It has been announced that the 146th Kentucky Derby, which was scheduled for May 2, 2020, has now been rescheduled....read on

Important COSA Benefits Announcement

March 17, 2020:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association has issued an important notice to COSA members that are currently out of the country....read on

No Training At Western Fair District

March 17, 2020:

Officials within the race office at The Raceway at Western Fair District have informed Trot Insider that there will be no training at the track until further notice....read on

Dover Downs Closed Indefinitely

March 17, 2020:

On Monday, March 16, officials with Dover Downs announced that the track has cancelled racing indefinitely....read on

Select The Best Separated At Birth

March 17, 2020:

Since 2008, TROT Magazine has published a celebrity lookalike with a harness racing participant each month. We're asking our fans and members to determine the all-time best Separated At Birth....read on

The Legend Of Ron Pierce

March 17, 2020:

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. The phrase tends to ring true most of the time. The thing is, those that paid attention to driver Ron Pierce during his long tenure in the race bike knew what they had. Harness racing had an absolute ace in the sulky, a gem of an interview… and one heck of an afternoon chaperone....read on

Preferred Hat Trick For P L Jill

March 16, 2020:

Not even a first-over journey could derail P L Jill’s winning streak, as she survived the tough trip to capture Monday’s $36,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Chocolate Swirl Wires Them Up

March 16, 2020:

Chocolate Swirl did all the roadwork in last week’s $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap for horses and geldings at The Raceway at Western Fair District before weakening late and finishing third, but he was solid gold from start to finish in Monday’s main event....read on

No Tuesday Training At The Raceway

March 16, 2020:

Officials at The Raceway at Western Fair District would like to advise horsepeople the track will be closed for training tomorrow (Tuesday, March 17) morning....read on

Meadows Open To Perlucky

March 16, 2020:

Perlucky shot the 'lightning lane' to capture Monday’s $18,000 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows, a triumph that sent him over $400,000 in career earnings....read on

Racing At Hawthorne Halted

March 16, 2020:

In accordance with the recommendation of Governor J. B. Pritzker, live racing at Hawthorne Race Course will be halted for a minimum of two weeks....read on

SBOANJ Memo On Insurance Payments

March 16, 2020:

The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey would like to announce to their members that there is no need to come into the office to make insurance payments....read on

Horse Care During A Pandemic

March 16, 2020:

The Ontario Animal Health Network has assembled and released an informational how-to entitled ‘COVID-19: Caring for your horse during a pandemic.’...read on

Meadows Racing Suspended Indefinitely

March 16, 2020:

The Meadows has announced that it has no choice but to temporarily suspend all operations at the facility, including racing, due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)....read on

No Buffalo Racing Until At Least May 2

March 16, 2020:

On Monday, March 16, Buffalo Raceway announced that live harness racing at the track will be cancelled for 45 days due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak....read on

Halt To Racing Announced In France

March 16, 2020:

In a joint statement released on Monday, March 16, Le Trot and France Galop announced that horse racing in France will be suspended until at least April 15....read on

Pinehurst Harness Track Update

March 16, 2020:

An update has been provided in regard to a scheduled matinee date at the Pinehurst Harness Track....read on

George Harp Passes

March 16, 2020:

Standardbred horseman George D. Harp, 89, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020, with his loving family by his side....read on

Update On Northville Meet

March 16, 2020:

The Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association has issued a release in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the state and live racing at Northville Downs....read on

Hawthorne To Race; Closed To Public

March 16, 2020:

In consultation with, and approval from the Illinois Racing Board, Hawthorne Race Course will close its public wagering facilities at the track and all Illinois off-track betting locations to limit the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus....read on

Meadowlands Closing Indefinitely

March 16, 2020:

Officials with Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment have announced that both the Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners Bayonne will be closing indefinitely effective 8 p.m. this evening (Monday, March 16)....read on

USTA Office Closed, But Still Operating

March 16, 2020:

The United States Trotting Association has announced that it is closing its office to visitors effective Monday, March 16 as a response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Most of the office’s employees will be working remotely from home....read on

Indiana Commission Meeting Cancelled

March 16, 2020:

It has been announced that the Indiana Horse Racing Commission Meeting that had been scheduled for Thursday, March 19 has been postponed....read on


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