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Yonkers Features $7,500 Pick 5 Carryover

August 9, 2019:

A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Friday evening’s (Aug. 9th) Pick 5 wager starts with a carryover of $7,500 and a $20,000 guaranteed pool....read on

ARCI Endorses Medication Restrictions

August 9, 2019:

After a meeting on Monday (Aug. 5), the Drug Testing Standards and Practices (DTSP) Committee of the Association of Racing Commissions International (ARCI) endorsed instituting a 48-hour restriction on administration of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)....read on

Business Is Booming at Batavia

August 9, 2019:

The numbers are in and they’re impressive to say the least. After completing two weeks of the 2019 live harness racing meet, Batavia Downs has reported unprecedented increases in handle from every source of wagering....read on

Michigan Sire Stakes Slated For Tuesday

August 9, 2019:

More than $230,000 in purses will be on the line in an eight-race Michigan Sire Stakes program to be held Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 13) at Northville Downs, and all four 2018 freshman champions will look to defend their crowns as sophomores....read on

New Owners For Lather Up

August 9, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned that the co-fastest Standardbred in harness racing history, Lather Up has added new owners in advance of his appearance on Friday (August 9) in the 2019 Dan Patch at Harrah's Hoosier Park....read on

Import Trotter Looking To Impress

August 9, 2019:

"They would like to stand him at stud because he’s had such a nice career over there, but without North American credentials it’s difficult because we ship semen over there. They wanted to send him over and see what he could do."...read on

Dream Nation Sidelined With Injury

August 9, 2019:

For the Quebec-based ownership group of three-year-old trotter Dream Nation, part of the dream for 2019 was competing in this month's Yonkers Trot. But that`s not going to happen....read on

Port Perry Climbs To Top Of Division

August 9, 2019:

Port Perry took sole control of top spot in the two-year-old trotting colt standings with his second Gold Series victory at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday evening....read on

Whitecookie Still Undefeated

August 9, 2019:

Unbeaten two-year-old pacing colt, Whitecookie, posted his fifth straight win with another impressive victory in a second-round division of the Future Stars Series at the Hippodrome 3R Thursday evening....read on

Sharp Score For Winndevie At Vernon

August 8, 2019:

Winndevie captured the $118,000 New York Sire Stakes division for three-year-old trotting fillies Thursday evening at Vernon Downs....read on

Takter To Jug Wall Of Fame

August 8, 2019:

Triple Hall of Fame trainer, Jimmy Takter has been selected as the 35th Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame Honouree by the Delaware County Fair....read on

Freddie Repeats In Open Trot

August 8, 2019:

For the second week in a row it was Freddie coming away victorious in the $2,250 Open Trot at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Harrah’s Philly Hi-5 Climbs To $74k

August 8, 2019:

The growing Jackpot Hi-5 carryover at Harrah's Philadelphia now stands at $74,112.98 in advance of Friday's card....read on

Binkley Wins Billings At Scioto

August 8, 2019:

The CKG Billings Harness Driving Series made a stop at Scioto Downs on Thursday, August 8 for a trotting contest for members of the Midwest region and the lethal lady from Washington Court House, Ohio, Alesha Binkley displayed her considerable talents when she turned back six others with a picture-perfect drive to score a 1:58 victory with Hititoutofthepark....read on

Plainridge Sweep For Stevenson, Andersen

August 8, 2019:

The driver/trainer combination of Mike Stevenson and Ralph Andersen were on top of their game on Thursday as they won both $8,500 condition races at Plainridge Park....read on

Top Fillies Head To Pocono Sunday

August 8, 2019:

The cream of this year’s three-year-old pacing filly crop, including the first six finishers in the Shady Daisy Pace on Hambletonian Day, will gather at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday....read on

Tetrick Rolls A Seven

August 8, 2019:

There were six $20,000 divisions of the second preliminary round of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for two-year-old trotting colts at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday, and in defiance of the usual concept of “avoid first-over,” five of the winners went the uncovered route en route to victory....read on

Pacing Fillies To Clash At Pocono

August 8, 2019:

Top three-year-old pacing fillies, including the first six finishers from the Shady Daisy Pace on Hambletonian Day, will gather at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday (August 11) to battle....read on

Blooded Sale Yearling Session Online

August 8, 2019:

It has been announced that the yearling session for the upcoming Blooded Horse Summer Sale is now online....read on

‘Post Time’ Live Remote Preview

August 8, 2019:

Officials with ‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ have issued a preview of the show’s next live remote broadcast....read on

O'Donnell Interviewed On Alumni Show

August 8, 2019:

Horseman and Ontario racing official Bill O'Donnell has been interviewed for the most recent edition of the Harness Racing Alumni Show....read on

Mac Hillis Passes

August 8, 2019:

Standardbred horseman Mac Hillis, who was born and raised in Elora, Ont., passed away with family by his side on Monday, August 5 at the age of 88....read on

How Fast Can Lather Up Go?

August 8, 2019:

“I don’t really want to find out. He’s been so impressive so far, as long as he’s winning, and doing it right in hand, I’m not sure how fast he could actually be.”...read on

Filly Poised For Grassroots Upset

August 8, 2019:

“I’m glad she drew the rail [for her Saturday OSS Grassroots start]. I think she’s one that’s just going to maybe surprise you if she gets the right trip and gets away [well]. She’s got some step at the end.”...read on

‘Big M’ Meet Sees Sharp Handle Increase

August 8, 2019:

The curtain came down on the Meadowlands Racetrack’s 2019 Championship Meeting on Hambletonian Day (August 3), ending a seven-month run that would be the envy of any track operator....read on

Adriano Discusses 'Adriano'

August 8, 2019:

When Hanover Shoe Farms bred Western Ideal to A And Gsconfusion, it named the ensuing foal Adriano Hanover to honour Adriano Sorella. And why not? Sorella is one of harness racing’s most prominent owners with such stars as millionaire pacer Jimmy Freight in his portfolio....read on

Dion “Ecstatic” With Shower Play

August 8, 2019:

“I’m ecstatic (with Shower Play’s effort in the Lady Liberty). Race-timed in 1:47.3, final quarter in :25.4. Amazing. That’s got to put her among the fastest Canadian-bred mares ever, if not the fastest. And she didn’t win. The other one (Shartin N) is simply a beast.”...read on

Trotters In Saratoga Spotlight

August 7, 2019:

A pair of $9,000 co-features highlighted the 10-race card on Wednesday night (Aug. 7) at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Ionia Upsets In Elora, Cullen Trebles

August 7, 2019:

Ionia ($29.00) posted a narrow upset in her co-featured $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot on Wednesday (Aug. 7) at Grand River Raceway, while Y A Muscle Mass ($4.80) and Twice An Angel ($7.20) proved victorious in their Preferred events as well. Jodie Cullen led all trainers with three wins on the 11-race card....read on

Makes Me Stupid Duels, Prevails

August 7, 2019:

After pulling pocket at the half and enduring an extended duel, Makes Me Stupid ($5.60) wore down Southwest Bliss and parried a late charge from Modern Best to take Wednesday's (Aug. 7) $1,050 featured pace at Inverness Raceway....read on

Harrah's Philly Hi-5 Jackpot Over $70K

August 7, 2019:

Horseplayers can take aim at a soaring jackpot in Thursday afternoon's (Aug. 8) fifth race at Harrah's Philadelphia, as the Jackpot Hi-5 carryover has eclipsed the $70,000 plateau....read on

Unusual Clarity Reaches At Vernon

August 7, 2019:

Unusual Clarity and Joe Nassimos came flying late to win the featured $6,000 conditioned pace for fillies and mares at Vernon Downs on Wednesday (Aug. 7)....read on

Frosh Records Fall In Batavia NYSS

August 7, 2019:

The New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) two-year-old trotting colts and geldings invaded Batavia Downs on Wednesday (Aug. 7) and they did some damage to the record book by breaking the local mark for their age, gender and gait in two successive series races....read on

Pennsylvania Fair Week In Review

August 7, 2019:

The Pennsylvania fair circuit split up into opposite corners of the state this week, with two-year-old action on Tuesday (Aug. 6) and three-year-old racing on Wednesday (Aug. 7) at the Greene County Fair in Waynesburg, Pa., and – 347 miles to the northeast – the Wayne County Fair in Honesdale, Pa....read on

Stinglike A B K Soars At Meadows

August 7, 2019:

There was no floating like a butterfly for Stinglike A B K; he powered right to the top and widened his lead late to capture Wednesday’s (Aug. 7) co-feature at The Meadows, an $11,800 conditioned trot....read on

Hall Of Fame Welcomes Class Of 2019

August 7, 2019:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame welcomed its Class of 2019 at the Induction Gala on Wednesday, August 7 at the Mississauga Convention Centre....read on

Bombs Away At Harrah’s Philly

August 7, 2019:

Longshots ruled the roost at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (August 7), as three horses paid over $50 on one card for the first time locally in just short of two years....read on

Friday Tompkins-Geers Divisions Set

August 7, 2019:

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

‘Post Time’ Preview

August 7, 2019:

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

Red Shores’ Thursday/Friday Preview

August 7, 2019:

Red Shores has released previews of its cards of live harness racing that are scheduled for Thursday and Friday at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Atlanta Back In To Go

August 7, 2019:

After having been notably absent from Hambletonian Day 2019, world record holder Atlanta will be back in action this weekend....read on

Change To Truro Race Date Calendar

August 7, 2019:

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission has informed Trot Insider that it has permitted Truro Raceway to go forward with an upcoming adjustment to its race date calendar....read on

Grand River, Georgian Draw Update

August 7, 2019:

Officials within the race office at Clinton Raceway have provided a brief update in regard to draws for Grand River Raceway and Georgian Downs....read on

NASCAR Drivers At H3R Thursday

August 7, 2019:

Hippodrome 3R will host a special live Thursday program this week, and it will feature the second annual NASCAR Night at the track, as auto racers will compete in an exhibition harness race....read on

Ratchford Thrilled With 'Farroh'

August 7, 2019:

“He doesn’t seem to want to get beat. I like some of the grit he has. Most of his trips have been hard-nosed. He’s on the front end, he’s doing the road work, and he just seems to keep on going.”...read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

August 7, 2019:

The publicity department for the Grand Circuit has sent out its weekly recap and preview of Grand Circuit races....read on

‘Aces’ Feature To Delightfully Wild

August 7, 2019:

Running Aces’ Tuesday (August 6) program offered a $16,000 Mares Open Pace, and it was the Jessie Pacheco-trained and Nick Roland-driven Delightfully Wild ($7.20) that won the feature with a gate-to-wire, neck victory in 1:52.2....read on

Takter: A Man For All Animals

August 7, 2019:

If you’re involved in harness racing anywhere around the globe, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Jimmy Takter. The man’s record speaks for itself. What more is there to know? Enter longtime friend and partner John Fielding, who was happy to share some behind-the-scenes thoughts and stories about the three-time Hall of Famer....read on

Jeffrey ‘JT’ Theriault Passes

August 7, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned that former Standardbred racehorse owner/trainer Jeffrey ‘JT’ Theriault passed away suddenly, with his loving family by his side, on Sunday, August 4 at the age of 57....read on

Field Set for 2019 Dan Patch

August 7, 2019:

A star-studded field of nine will be sent postward in the $330,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 9....read on


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