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Tracking The NA Cup Eligibles

June 25, 2020:

As stakes season looms and three-year-old pacers continue to emerge and sharpen, Trot Insider will track the contenders and eligibles as they prepare for the 2020 Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Two-Year-Old Mohawk Qualifiers Continue

June 25, 2020:

Two-year-olds were front and centre at Woodbine Mohawk Park yet again on Thursday morning (June 25), as the Campbellville, Ont. raceway hosted a 10-race qualifying session. Five of the tilts were dedicated to the youngsters, as freshman trotters were featured in half of the docket's races....read on

May Baby Best In Star Destroyer

June 24, 2020:

Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino hosted the first stakes event of the 2020 live racing season on Wednesday (June 24), with the $33,000 Star Destroyer Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies highlighting the evening’s 14-race card....read on

Bred For Greatness Keeps Winning

June 24, 2020:

The tactics may have changed but the results remained the same for Bred For Greatness, who posted his fourth straight victory at Buffalo Raceway with a narrow 1:57.3 win over Lougazi in the $11,500 Class A-Open Handicap Trot on Wednesday night (June 24)....read on

Cool Muscle Blitzes At Grand River

June 24, 2020:

Cool Muscle ($7.10) blitzed from astern on the second circuit and ground down Lefkada to claim top honours in Wednesday's (June 24) featured event at Grand River Raceway, the $11,500 Preferred 2 and 3 Handicap Trot....read on

Chapter Seven Sons Sweep NYSS

June 24, 2020:

Vernon Downs hosted two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Wednesday (June 24), and a pair of Chapter Seven colts proved best in their respective races....read on

Delaware Trotters In Harrington Spotlight

June 24, 2020:

Four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund divisions for three-year-old trotters took centre stage on the Wednesday (June 24) program at Harrington Raceway....read on

C'est Le Départ! 3R Opens

June 24, 2020:

Dispatched as the overwhelming 2-5 favourite, Sports Authority ($2.90) did not let his fans down in the featured Preferred Pace on Wednesday afternoon (June 24) at Hippodrome 3R....read on

Tequila Talkin A Strong Meadows Winner

June 24, 2020:

Tequila Talkin commanded the mile from start to finish, putting away a couple challengers and capturing Wednesday’s (June 24) feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 conditioned trot, in a sharp 1:54.4....read on

Distaffers, Tetrick Sharp At Harrah's Philly

June 24, 2020:

A pair of female pacers with impeccable pedigrees were the stars of the show on Wednesday afternoon (June 24) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, as the southeast Pennsylvania track began its first full week of racing....read on

'Post Time' Preview

June 24, 2020:

'Post Time with Mike and Mike' has issued a preview of its upcoming episode....read on

Patrick Pierson Passes

June 24, 2020:

It has been announced that Standardbred horseman Patrick Allen Pierson, 69, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020, in his home....read on

Hawthorne's Weekend Recap

June 24, 2020:

With the summer season gearing up, Illinois-breds were the focus as the entry box continued to overflow. Hawthorne saw increases in handle every weekend day, surpassing $1 million in handle both Friday and Saturday and $1.3 million on Sunday....read on

'Babies' Qualify At Pocono Wednesday

June 24, 2020:

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono hosted a 14-dash qualifying session on Wednesday (June 24), and 11 of the races were for two-year-olds....read on

Cup-Bound Odds On Osiris Tightening

June 24, 2020:

Odds On Osiris cracked the Top 10 in TROT Magazine's 2020 Pepsi North America Cup Spring Book off of his strong freshman campaign in Indiana. The son of Rockin Image is continuing to prepare for his 'glamour boy' season, and the Melanie Wrenn trainee put forth yet another victorious performance on Wednesday (June 24)....read on

2020 OSS Racing Guide Online

June 24, 2020:

The Ontario Sires Stakes has released its 2020 OSS Racing Guide, which is now available for viewing online....read on

Prospect Series Point Standings Posted

June 24, 2020:

Point standings for Leg 1 of the three-year-old pacing filly and three-year-old pacing colt Prospect Series have been posted online....read on

OR Updates COVID-19 Racetrack Protocol Minimum Standards

June 24, 2020:

Ontario Racing (OR) has announced that it has updated its COVID-19 Racetrack Protocol Minimum Standards document....read on

Angelo LaBella Passes

June 24, 2020:

Standardbred horseman Angelo Mario LaBella, 95, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020....read on

Northfield To Race This Coming Sunday

June 24, 2020:

Officials with Northfield Park have announced that the track has added a make-up date, which has been scheduled for this coming Sunday (June 28)....read on

Plainridge Opening Delayed

June 24, 2020:

When the Massachusetts Gaming Commission gave its support to a tentative date for live racing to begin at Plainridge Park, it was contingent on Phase-3 of the governor’s reopening plan beginning on schedule. That has not happened and the track's starting date has changed....read on

Scarborough Forced To Reschedule

June 24, 2020:

Officials with Scarborough Downs have announced that the track has been forced to reschedule its card of live racing that had been scheduled for today (Wednesday, June 24)....read on

OSS: Reminder About Starting Fees

June 24, 2020:

Officials with the Ontario Sires Stakes have issued a reminder in regard to starting fees for OSS and Prospect Series races....read on

Dreamfair Zenfire Looking For More

June 24, 2020:

The Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park has been all Marc Campbell, all the time this season. The Winsloe horseman will look for that trend to continue Thursday evening (June 25) at the CDP....read on

Saying 'Au Revoir' After Six Decades

June 24, 2020:

When Quebec's 2020 racing season kicks off Wednesday at Hippodrome 3R, a familiar face will be missing....read on

Schoolers Upcoming At Kawartha

June 24, 2020:

Kawartha Downs will be conducting schooling races for two and three-year-olds and any non starters on Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 8....read on

Prospect Series Leg Draws This Morning

June 24, 2020:

Trainers are being reminded that the first Prospect Series draw for three-year-old trotting colts at Georgian Downs will be taking place this morning (Wednesday, June 24). The entry box will be closing at 10:00 a.m....read on

$10K Guaranteed Pick 5 Wednesday At Hoosier

June 23, 2020:

With a carry-over in excess of $2,500, Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-5 pool for Wednesday (June 24)....read on

Mark Austin Eligibles Released

June 23, 2020:

Dresden Raceway has released the list of eligibles for the Mark Austin Pacing Series, which is set to begin on Sunday (June 28)....read on

GP Dreamin Strolls In Mohawk Feature

June 23, 2020:

Off the odds-on favourite, GP Dreamin secured the front early and held firm through the finish to take the co-featured event on the Tuesday (June 23) card at Woodbine Mohawk Park, a $17,000 fillies & mares conditioned trot....read on

Trident Seelster Scores Large Upset

June 23, 2020:

As the longest shot on the board, Trident Seelster returned a triple-digit win figure when landing a head in front at the finish of the $8,500 Horses & Geldings Preferred 3 Pace on Tuesday (June 23) at Georgian Downs....read on

Kelly Collects Three At Century

June 23, 2020:

David Kelly had the hot barn on Tuesday (June 23) at Century Downs, sending three of his trainees to the winner’s circle on the nine-race card....read on

Wiseman Upsets; Keep On Rocking Wins

June 23, 2020:

Pat Berry and Chris Scicluna traveled from their east-coast base to Running Aces Casino & Racetrack on Tuesday (June 23), where they made their presence known with wins including the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace, which they captured with Keep On Rocking A....read on

Powell Doubles In DSBF

June 23, 2020:

Trainer Sheldon Powell won two of three $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund’s first leg for three-year-old pacing fillies on Tuesday (June 23) at Harrington Raceway....read on

Norman Discusses Major Occasion

June 23, 2020:

The lucrative weekly features return to Yonkers Raceway on June 23 as the filly and mare open headlines the Tuesday night program. Major Occasion is the 9-5 morning line favourite in the $33,000 feature after drawing Post 4 off of an impressive mile last time out at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Youngsters Break Maidens At Pocono

June 23, 2020:

Two-year-olds participated in pari-mutuel races during the Tuesday, June 23 program at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Magical Acres Awash In 'Baby Races'

June 23, 2020:

Magical Acres hosted a 21-race qualifying session on Tuesday (June 23), and the first 16 dashes on the docket featured aspiring two-year-olds of both genders and gaits....read on

An Equine Love Story

June 23, 2020:

Talented equine artist Michelle Hogan first met iron-tough pacer Conrad Seelster when she was in her early 20s and he was a grizzled racetrack veteran with eight years of racing under his harness. Eighteen years later, they are still together, and Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society graduate 'Conrad' is a beloved member of Michelle’s family....read on

Juveniles Qualify At Harrah's Philly

June 23, 2020:

The start of the stakes season for two-year-olds is swiftly approaching, and thus some talented juveniles were out for preparatory action at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Tuesday morning (June 23)....read on

2020 WHHC Cancelled

June 23, 2020:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty many players had about travelling to the Meadowlands Racetrack, the 2020 World Harness Handicapping Championship has been cancelled....read on

Reminder: Capsaicin Is Prohibited

June 23, 2020:

On Tuesday, June 23, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency issued a reminder to veterinarians and horsepeople in the nation's racing industry that capsaicin is a prohibited substance in Canadian racing....read on

Post Time Changes At The CDP

June 23, 2020:

Trot Insider has been informed that there will be a post time change that will affect 17 upcoming race dates at Red Shores' Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Genois Back For H3R Meet

June 23, 2020:

“I am just very happy that racing has returned in Quebec. It will be different going on the track to drive without any race fans. At H3R the fans are usually right on the fence, watching and cheering, and they usually get a lot of fans to the races. Now it will be very quiet until race fans are allowed to attend again.”...read on

Tuesday Mohawk Qualifiers In The Books

June 23, 2020:

The connections of 38 Standardbreds entered their charges to contest Woodbine Mohawk Park's Tuesday, June 23 qualifying session, and thus a compact, six-race docket was conducted over a 'fast' track at the Campbellville, Ont. raceway....read on

Preferred Repeat For Kenny Joe

June 22, 2020:

Kenny Joe was a winner in the $8,500 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers at Grand River Raceway last Monday evening, and he was just as effective in the same class during Monday evening’s 10-race card....read on

Night Watchman Impressive Again

June 22, 2020:

Not even a break in stride behind the starting gate could keep Night Watchman from finding his way to victory lane for the second straight start....read on

Merton Magic Show At Tioga

June 22, 2020:

Driver Mike Merton had a profitable Monday at the office thanks to a five-win performance at Tioga Downs....read on

Bearcat Josi In A Shocker

June 22, 2020:

The betting public barely had Bearcat Josi on its radar in Monday’s $9,000 Fillies & Mares Open at Century Downs, and the mare was clearly offended by the pari-mutuel snub....read on

Glamour Boys Battle At Harrington

June 22, 2020:

Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund action for three-year-old male pacers commenced on the Monday Harrington Raceway program with two $20,000 divisions competing in the opening leg....read on

Meadows Open To Major Nemesis

June 22, 2020:

Hung on the rim for more than one-half mile, Major Nemesis nevertheless put away the formidable Windsong Leo late to spring a 14-1 upset in Monday’s $17,900 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on


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