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Neil Armistead Passes

April 9, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned that Neil Russell Armistead passed away peaceful in his Calgary nursing home on March 29 at the age of 80, with his children Dean and Deborah by his side....read on

Miami Hosts Hackett Elims

April 9, 2019:

Wittyville and Dylan The Great, a pair of trotting colts from the Ron Burke Stable, each captured $15,000 elimination heats of the James K. Hackett Memorial on Tuesday afternoon (April 9) at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Hanover Post Time Clarification

April 9, 2019:

Hanover Raceway General Manager Rhonda Waechter has clarified some information pertaining to post time at the track for its 2019 live meet....read on

New Race Secretary At Hippodrome 3R

April 9, 2019:

Hippodrome 3R Director of Racing Murielle Thomassin has announced that Cynthia Thériault will be the new race secretary at the Quebec raceway....read on

Update On ‘Legend,’ Pacing Major N

April 9, 2019:

Peter Tritton’s ‘one-two’ punch in the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series was reduced to one when a quarter crack recently sidelined past champion Bit Of A Legend N. Although the loss of Bit Of A Legend was a big blow, Pacing Major N could still carry the stable’s banner into the April 20 championship at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Dr. Corrine Sweeney To Lead ARCI

April 9, 2019:

It has been announced that noted equine health researcher and Pennsylvania Racing Commissioner Dr. Corrine Sweeney, DVM, is the new Chair of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI)....read on

Tetrick Shines In Philly Qualifiers

April 9, 2019:

Driver Tim Tetrick was at the top of his game on Tuesday morning (April 9) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, as he recorded five wins over the course of the ten-dash session, including a sweep with four quality-proven performers....read on

More Maritimes Qualifiers Announced

April 9, 2019:

Information regarding qualifiers in the Maritimes continues to roll in, as Trot Insider has now been informed that another session – which will take place this weekend – has received approval from the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission....read on

Ground Broken On Kentucky's Oak Grove

April 9, 2019:

On Tuesday, April 9, officials from Churchill Downs Incorporated, in partnership with Keeneland Association, broke ground on a $150 million, state-of-the-art, live and historical horse racing venue in Oak Grove, Kentucky....read on

Ohio Stakes Nominations Healthy

April 9, 2019:

The Ohio Sires Stakes nominations for two- and three-year-old trotting and pacing colts and fillies remain strong in 2019, as a healthy 1,016 nominations were received in the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) office by the March 15 deadline....read on

‘Big M’ Championship Meet Promo Overview

April 9, 2019:

The Meadowlands Racetrack’s Championship Meet will get underway on Friday, May 3 and run through Hambletonian Day, Saturday, August 3....read on

New Adoption Program Opening Soon

April 9, 2019:

There is good news on the horizon in the Empire State for Standardbreds who are closing in on the end of their career....read on

Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame Class Of 2019 Announced

April 9, 2019:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Class of 2019 features international stars of the industry, two horses bred in Québec, a female trainer and individuals representing British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario....read on

Woodbine S-Bred Wagering Increases

April 9, 2019:

Woodbine Mohawk Park has completed its first full winter of live racing operation with wagering up 7.2 per cent during the first quarter of 2019....read on

Red Shores Qualifiers Upcoming

April 9, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned that officials with the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission have given their approval for upcoming qualifying sessions at Red Shores’ Summerside Raceway and Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

2019 WDC Drivers Unveiled

April 9, 2019:

Don’t look now, but the 2019 World Driving Championship is just around the corner. International reinsmen will battle over no less than five Swedish racecourses during the late-May WDC, and the eagerly awaited list of global combatants is now available....read on

Preferred Repeat For P L Jill

April 8, 2019:

P L Jill went to the front and didn’t look back en route to a facile score in Monday’s $34,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

PEISHOA Banquet Sold Out

April 8, 2019:

The Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owners Association’s Annual Awards Banquet will be held Saturday evening, and officials associated with the banquet have reported that the event is now sold out....read on

Tomitta Bayama Upsets In Preferred

April 8, 2019:

Brocks Fortune’s quest for a fourth consecutive score in the top class for pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District was denied on Monday evening thanks to a down-the-road triumph by Tomitta Bayama....read on

Napolitano Pots Six At Pocono

April 8, 2019:

Perennial local driving leader George Napolitano Jr. accounted for half of the twelve races on the Monday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Dapper Dude Delivers In A Thriller

April 8, 2019:

Wet weather and chilly temperatures failed to dampen the spirit of the fans who came out to watch the first harness racing action of 2019 at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (April 8)....read on

Notice On Use Of Bisphosphonates

April 8, 2019:

On Monday, April 8, the Association of Racing Commissioners International released a notice regarding the use of bisphosphonate drugs on racehorses or horses intended to be raced....read on

Pedigree Camp Returns To PEI

April 8, 2019:

Prince Edward Island will again be the site of the popular Pedigree Camp hosted by Norman Hall of Pedigree Matching....read on

Beaver Attacking The Hackett

April 8, 2019:

On Monday, April 8 at Miami Valley Raceway, trainer Chris Beaver advanced five of the six sophomore trotting fillies that he entered to the $15,000 James K. Hackett Memorial eliminations....read on

Richard’s Thinking Three-Peat

April 8, 2019:

"I get up in the morning and think about winning. For sure another training title (at Hippodrome 3R) would be great.”...read on

Ström High On His Trotting Trio

April 8, 2019:

Anders Ström knows there are a number of talented three-year-old male trotters in North America. He also believes he owns three of them. Based on last year’s performances, led by his unbeaten Dan Patch Award winner Gimpanzee, it is easy to understand his enthusiasm....read on

Foiled Again Set To Mingle With Fans

April 8, 2019:

He was last seen wowing the crowd at the Dan Patch Awards Gala in February, and now it has been announced that the great Foiled Again will be mingling with some of his fans in a few days’ time....read on

Sunshine Meadows Qualifiers Friday

April 8, 2019:

It has been announced that Sunshine Meadows Training Center in Delray Beach, Fla. will hold qualifying races this Friday (April 12) at 11:00 a.m....read on

Truro Cancels Friday Program

April 8, 2019:

Trot Insider has been informed that the program of live racing that had been scheduled for this Friday (April 12) at Truro Raceway has been cancelled....read on

‘Post Time’s Live Schedule Announced

April 8, 2019:

Officials with ‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ have announced the show’s 2019 live remote schedule....read on

Batavia To Offer Record Purses

April 8, 2019:

Even though live racing at Batavia Downs doesn’t begin for another three months, track officials have announced that when the summer/fall meet commences on Wednesday, July 24 it will be the most lucrative session of Standardbred competition ever offered in Western New York....read on

NJ Sire Stakes Payments Due April 15

April 8, 2019:

The deadline for the New Jersey Sire Stakes and Standardbred Development Fund’s final sustaining payments is Monday, April 15, 2019....read on

Exhibition Park Qualifiers Scheduled

April 8, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned that the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission has approved a pair of upcoming qualifying sessions for Exhibition Park Raceway....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #5

April 8, 2019:

The countdown to the 2019 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Insider profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

SC’s April 15 Payments Reminder

April 8, 2019:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind owners and trainers that the April 15 stakes payment due date is quickly approaching....read on

Hammer Creek Quickest In Weiss

April 7, 2019:

Male trotters got their first crack at Weiss Series action Sunday evening (April 7) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, as a trio of $15,000, opening-round preliminaries went postward....read on

Stall Allocations Available For Running Aces

April 7, 2019:

The Stall Allocations for the Running Aces 2019 Live meet have now been posted on the RunAces.com website under the Horsemen Resources tab, and can be accessed here by clicking the following link:

http://runaces.com/sites/default/files/stall_allocation_040619.pdf

Please note that this is the first posting of the 2019 allocations and may be subject to minor adjustments....read on

Trainers Triple At Rideau Carleton

April 7, 2019:

On the Sunday, April 7 card at Rideau Carleton Raceway, trainers Jamie Copley, Guy Gagnon and Gerard Demers each sent three winners on the 13-race program....read on

Flamboro Feature To Pretty Handsome

April 7, 2019:

Favourite Pretty Handsome yielded the lead early before retaking command and holding the throttle through the wire to take the $11,500 Preferred 2 Pace at Flamboro Downs on Sunday, April 7....read on

Da Magician 'Threepeats' At Fraser

April 7, 2019:

Going wire to wire, Da Magician won his third straight in the $12,000 Open Pace at Fraser Downs on Sunday, April 7....read on

Starkewski Takes Three At Century

April 7, 2019:

Trainer Rod Starkewski collected three wins on the Sunday, April 7 card at Century Downs, including a six-and-a-quarter-length, wire-to-wire blowout by Crackle N Burn....read on

No Whip Chip Whips His Competition

April 7, 2019:

No Whip Chip upset a full field of Open Trotters at Miami Valley on Sunday afternoon, April 7, returning $53.20 for a $2 win bet....read on

Grand Teton Sparkles In 2019 Debut

April 7, 2019:

Diamond Creek Racing's Grand Teton ($3.60) kicked his four-year-old campaign off with a bang, as he dismissed a mid-stretch challenge from double millionaire Mach It So and recorded a 1:51 win in the $18,000 featured pace on Sunday (April 7) at Harrah's Philadelphia....read on

Bobs Hope Nails The Wire First

April 7, 2019:

Bobs Hope, by Donato Hanover, scored his second Open Trot victory of the year at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday afternoon (April 7)....read on

Bill Murray Race Call Leads To Lawsuit

April 7, 2019:

It isn’t often that you hear the name ‘Bill Murray’ in association with horse racing. The legendary funnyman has been entertaining the masses for decades, years in which he has kept audiences howling from his endearing performances. Recently, ‘Bill Murray’ has been mentioned in the same vein as horse racing, oddly enough, and it’s unfortunately not for the most positive of reasons....read on

Stephanie Cruise Passes

April 7, 2019:

On Tuesday, April 2, Stephanie D. Cruise, who was residing in Margate, FL, passed away at the age of 62....read on

Sylvester DeCample Passes

April 7, 2019:

Longtime Standardbred trainer/driver Sylvester DeCample, 76, passed away on March 20, 2019, in Freehold, N.J....read on

Purse Increase At Northville

April 7, 2019:

After two successful weekends of its 2019 live harness meet, Northville Downs has announced that it is raising its purses....read on

Pompano Purses To Rise Yet Again

April 7, 2019:

It was recently announced that purses at Pompano Park would be on the rise once again – the third such purse hike over the course of the last month....read on

Springfield Qualifiers Announced

April 7, 2019:

Weather permitting, qualifiers will be held at Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday (April 10) at 1 p.m....read on


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