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Meadowlands Reopens To Spectators

July 1, 2020:

Fans can return to The Meadowlands this Thursday (July 2), when on-site simulcasting and sports wagering is permitted to resume in New Jersey....read on

Canadian Leaderboard Update

July 1, 2020:

While it certainly doesn't feel like the midway point of the 2020 harness season, Trot Insider has compiled an update on the drivers and trainers leading the national standings heading into Canada Day with half the calendar year in the books....read on

Rookie Trotters To Spar At Northfield

July 1, 2020:

Harness racing fans will get their first look at the next generation of champions when eight $40,000 divisions of two-year-old Ohio Sires Stakes trotters go to post in the first leg of the four-round series on Friday night (July 3) at Northfield Park....read on

Trotting Showdown At Charlottetown

July 1, 2020:

A Maritime champion faces off with a grizzled veteran in Thursday's (July 2) top trot at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

July's Calendar Photographer

July 1, 2020:

"My whole thought process on this photo was to have him standing there with the horses behind him like he was looking out at his future dream."...read on

Freshmen Hit The Track At Mohawk

June 30, 2020:

The Tuesday (June 30) card at Woodbine Mohawk Park featured two events for two-year-olds—one for pacing fillies and one on the trot....read on

COSA Announces Facebook Live Series

June 30, 2020:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) is pleased to announce an expanded line-up of Facebook Live Shows for 2020 which will showcase 12 major event race days from across the province....read on

Reclamation Firm In Georgian Preferred

June 30, 2020:

Sent the 7-5 favourite, Reclamation took command early and clung to the lead until the finish, winning the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 2 Handicap Pace narrowly on Tuesday (June 30) at Georgian Downs....read on

Shartin N Shines In Comeback

June 30, 2020:

Shartin N made her return to Yonkers Raceway a winning one, with an effortless 1:52 score in the fifth race $33,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace....read on

Always Be Lucy Pops At Running Aces

June 30, 2020:

Always Be Lucy reeled in a tiring pacesetter and soared to a 1:52 victory in the $10,000 Mares Open Pace at Running Aces on Tuesday (June 30)....read on

Tioga Feature One Of Five For Merton

June 30, 2020:

Kerford Road A swooped late to capture the $8,000 Open Pace at Tioga Downs on Tuesday (June 30), accounting for one of five wins on the afternoon for driver Mike Merton....read on

Cinder Rock Rolls In DSBF

June 30, 2020:

Legacy Racing of Delaware's Cinder Rock ($2.20, Allan Davis) was the fastest of three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) second leg divisions for 3-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday (June 30) at Harrington Raceway....read on

Perlucky Pounces At The Meadows

June 30, 2020:

Rebounding from last week’s uncharacteristic break, Perlucky exploited a pocket trip and captured the $17,900 Open Handicap Trot in a career-best 1:52.4 on Tuesday (June 30) at The Meadows....read on

SC Main Office's Canada Day Closure

June 30, 2020:

Please be aware that Standardbred Canada's main office in Mississauga, Ont. will not be operating on Wednesday, July 1 in observance of the Canada Day holiday....read on

Two-Year-Olds Clash At Pocono

June 30, 2020:

Two-year-olds were in the spotlight Tuesday afternoon (June 30) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. American Courage recorded the fastest win time (1:54.1) of the two-year-old pacing contests, while the trotting speed honours (1:58.1) were shared by Bacardi and Above The Clouds....read on

More Magical Acres 'Baby Races'

June 30, 2020:

Magical Acres served up a voluminous offering of two-year-old qualifying races on Tuesday (June 30), as the New Jersey training facility played host to 20 dashes, the first 15 of which were devoted to juvenile trotters and pacers....read on

Century Downs Cancels

June 30, 2020:

Trot Insider has been informed that the card of live racing that had been scheduled for today (Tuesday, June 30) at Century Downs has been cancelled....read on

2020 Bobby Quillen Memorial Cancelled

June 30, 2020:

Live racing at Harrington Raceway will continue through July 15 on a Monday through Wednesday basis before a short summer hiatus. There will be no racing during the Delaware State Fair and the Bobby Quillen Memorial has been cancelled....read on

Lyons Sentinel Continues To Prep

June 30, 2020:

On Tuesday afternoon (June 30) at Harrah's Philadelphia, Dan Patch Award winner Lyons Sentinel continued to prep for her three-year-old campaign with a 1:54.3 qualifying win....read on

Dancer Bill Advances In NJ

June 30, 2020:

Horse racing has been a crucial part of New Jersey’s economy and its history since the late 1800s. Quite a bit has changed within the horse racing industry, and Assemblyman Ron Dancer wants the current law on betting to reflect those updates....read on

USHWA Promoting 'Capping Contest

June 30, 2020:

The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) has announced the details of an upcoming handicapping contest....read on

Tioga Racing Schedule Changing

June 30, 2020:

Officials with Tioga Downs have issued a reminder to horsepeople and racing fans regarding an upcoming switch to the track's racing schedule....read on

Joe Kennedy Passes

June 30, 2020:

The Maritime harness racing industry has lost a respected owner and leader with the passing of Joe Kennedy, 88, of Halifax, Nova Scotia....read on

Pelling On Shartin/'Ally' Rivalry

June 30, 2020:

“Last year, it took us different attempts at different ways of trying to beat Shartin. I’m not saying we figured it out, but we got better at it. It was trial and error on Andy’s part, my part, everyone’s part. We never gave up trying to beat her."...read on

Mare's 'Swift' Mohawk Qualifier

June 30, 2020:

Overflowing qualifying sessions have been the norm since racing's return from its COVID-19 shutdown. Given that, Woodbine Mohawk Park's Tuesday (June 30) docket of qualifiers was relatively light, as a total of 31 Standardbreds recorded charted miles over the Campbellville, Ont. course. The program did not feature the industry's superstars, but one particular mare made sure she shined the brightest during the morning miles....read on

Alicorn Triumphs In Return

June 29, 2020:

Just over eight months since her last appearance at Woodbine Mohawk Park, three-year-old pacing filly Alicorn returned to the Milton oval on Monday evening and marched straight back into the winner’s circle....read on

Hey Livvy Upsets In Preferred

June 29, 2020:

Hey Livvy unleashed a huge rally in the lane and came away victorious in Monday’s $36,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park for the tandem of driver Trevor Henry and trainer Jeff Gillis....read on

Favourites Dominate Delaware Stakes

June 29, 2020:

American Nitro and Apple Valley Art scored decisive wins in the 2nd $20,000 leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes action Monday at Harrington Raceway....read on

Hat Trick For Veneno

June 29, 2020:

Not even a jump to the Preferred ranks could stop Veneno from extending his winning streak to three in a row Monday evening at Grand River Raceway....read on

Faves Falter In Century Downs Features

June 29, 2020:

Fans were treated to a set of $9,000 feature races Monday afternoon at Century Downs, with Custard Lite triumphing in the Fillies & Mares Open Pace and Freedoms Fellow taking the checkered flag in the Open Pace....read on

Meadows Open To Dancin Dragon

June 29, 2020:

Dancin Dragon sat comfortably in the pocket behind the duelling leaders, and then blew by in the lane to capture Monday’s $17,900 Open Handicap Pace in a career-best 1:49.3....read on

Bossence Building Toward OSS Success

June 29, 2020:

Chocolate Pie is more than just a starter in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, July 1. The three-year-old trotting colt is a building block in trainer Kyle Bossence’s long-term plan to shift his stable toward developing and racing young horses....read on

Breeders Win Lawsuit Against Province of Ontario

June 29, 2020:

In a decision dated June 29, 2020, Ontario Superior Court Justice Michael Emery announced that he has ruled in favour of a motion brought forth by a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders against the Province of Ontario in regard to the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program (SARP)....read on

Dream Of Glory Day Post Time Switched

June 29, 2020:

Hanover Raceway has been granted a post time change by the AGCO for Saturday, August 1, which is Dream of Glory Day at the track....read on

Shrake Prepping For Racing Career

June 29, 2020:

From a young age, Isaiah Shrake always had a passion for racehorses. Little did he know that at the age of 19 he would co-own and train a rising Ohio-bred star in the three-year-old pacing filly Rockin Farrari....read on

Harrah's Philadelphia To Showcase PASS

June 29, 2020:

The Pennsylvania Sire Stakes and its complementary Stallion Series program will make their 2020 debuts on Wednesday and Thursday at Harrah’s Philadelphia, as over $600,000 in purses will be on the line....read on

Meadowlands Reopening to Fans

June 29, 2020:

The Meadowlands Racetrack will reopen its doors to fans this Thursday (July 2) when onsite simulcasting and sports wagering is allowed to resume in New Jersey. Per the Executive Order 157, the grandstand will open to 25 per cent capacity....read on

Gaitway 'Baby Races' Continue

June 29, 2020:

Gaitway Farm in New Jersey played host to 16 qualifying races on Monday (June 29), ten of which were devoted to two-year-olds looking to get their careers off on the right hoof....read on

Mohawk Training Sign-Up Opens At 3 P.M.

June 29, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park’s race office would like to inform horsepeople that the sign-up to train this Wednesday (July 1) at Mohawk Park will open at 3 p.m. today (Monday, June 29)....read on

Looking To Make Some Canada Day Music

June 29, 2020:

This Wednesday afternoon (July 1) at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway, Slide Guitar will try to play a winning tune in the featured contest on the track's special Canada Day card....read on

Fred Freppel Passes

June 29, 2020:

Standardbred racing official Fred T. Freppel, 74, of Napoleon, Ohio and Aiken, South Carolina, passed away on March 21, 2020....read on

Robert Sampson Passes

June 29, 2020:

Standardbred horseman Robert Harold Sampson, 74, of Croswell, Mich., passed away on June 23, 2020, at his home....read on

Taranto Relinquishes Chairman Role

June 29, 2020:

Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has announced that it is looking for a new chairman, as Michael Taranto has advised the HRA Executive that he will not be seeking re-appointment as chairman of HRA at the forthcoming annual general meeting....read on

Canada's Oldest, Through Young Eyes

June 29, 2020:

Sometimes a racetrack is more than just a place where horses run. Sometimes it’s history. For some people, it’s a second home. It can even be something people live for....read on

Lit De Rose Lowers Rideau Record

June 28, 2020:

Riding behind quick fractions from the pocket, Lit De Rose pounced on tiring pacesetter Stonebridge Beach to pace a track-record mile when winning the $9,200 Preferred Pace at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday (June 28)....read on

'Theo' Ties Canadian Record In OSS

June 28, 2020:

A week after trotting the fastest mile for a sophomore trotting male in North America this season, HP Royal Theo exhibited high speed again to equal the Canadian record for three-year-old trotting geldings over a five-eighths oval when winning his $106,400 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) split on Sunday (June 28) at Georgian Downs....read on

Dave Jackson Injured At Clinton

June 28, 2020:

During the Sunday (June 28) card at Clinton Raceway, horseman Dave Jackson was injured and transported to local hospital....read on

Bordogna Scores Five In A Row

June 28, 2020:

On a win streak since returning to the track in late May, Bordogna crossed the finish line first again, taking the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday (June 28) at Running Aces while also collecting his fifth-straight win of the season....read on

Baron Remy Rolls At Pocono

June 28, 2020:

Over a surface that had improved from 'sloppy' to 'good' to 'fast' by the time the $14,000 featured mares pace took to the track on the Sunday (June 28) card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Baron Remy showed no rust after three and a half months away from the races, as she went on to record a 1:51.2 victory....read on

Track Records At Track On 2

June 28, 2020:

A single qualifier preceded the Sunday (June 28) race card at The Track on 2 with the mile paced besting a track record. Then, midway through the race card, another mile bested a track record....read on


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