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Gagne, Dumont Set To Invade Ontario

November 24, 2018:

After competing and winning multiple awards in Western Canada, the training team of J.F. Gagne and Marjorie Dumont have relocated racing operations with plans to compete in Ontario....read on

Final Seasonal Card For 3R Sunday

November 24, 2018:

The curtain closes on the 2018 harness racing season at Hippodrome 3R (3R) on Sunday with the second 'whipless' racing card, the return of Canada’s leading money winning and dash leader, Louis-Philippe Roy, plus the leading driver and trainer awards....read on

SC Rewind: The Peninsula Stakes

November 24, 2018:

In this week's 'Rewind,' Robert Smith recalls the Peninsula Stakes, a once popular series of colt races that provided racing for two- and three-year-olds of both gaits at a time when opportunities were quite limited....read on

The Downtown Bus Heads To Yonkers

November 24, 2018:

A few hours before the start of the Matron Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, trainer Jeff Gillis found himself stuck in traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike. Sleet, snow, and freezing rain made the typical three-and-a-half hour drive to Dover Downs a five-and-a-half hour ordeal....read on

Trolley Back In Win Column

November 24, 2018:

It had been a long time between drinks for the Erv Miller-trained Trolley, but a perfect pocket trip was just the right tonic to get him to the winner’s circle for the first time since September 10 of last year when he took the $16,000 high-range conditioned trotting feature Friday night at the Meadowlands....read on

Alberta Champ Grabs Another Stakes

November 24, 2018:

Fresh off his Alberta Super Final victory, two-year-old pacing colt Outlawgrabbingears dominated the first division of the Dan Ingram Memorial Stakes while making his B.C. debut on Friday night (November 23) at Fraser Downs....read on

Jackpot Hi-5 Carryover At Harrah's Philly

November 23, 2018:

Once again hit by multiple players, the 20-cent Jackpot Hi-5 at Harrah's Philadelphia boasts a growing carryover which now approaches the $12,000 plateau....read on

Five Straight For A Boy Named Suuzz

November 23, 2018:

A recent $20,000 claim, A Boy Named Suuzz has continued his winning momentum for new connections and notched his fifth straight victory at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday night's (November 23) harness racing program....read on

Culinary Delight N Takes Mares Open

November 23, 2018:

Culinary Delight N came from well off the pace to record the win in Friday’s $18,000 Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Southern Palms Triumphs In Open Trot

November 23, 2018:

Southern Palms has been knocking on the door the past two weeks in the Batavia Downs top trot, but Friday night (November 23) he kicked that door down and dethroned Lougazi in winning the $11,500 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Over $15,000 Raised For Kristy Dustin

November 23, 2018:

Racing participants hosted a fundraiser on Nov. 19 at The Raceway at Western Fair District along with Woodbine, Mohawk Park in support of Kristy Dustin, who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer....read on

'Gokudo' Gathering Steam On Comeback

November 23, 2018:

“He jogged that morning and he was okay. Around lunchtime, he got violent. He was really uncharacteristically in pain and uncomfortable. That’s certainly not part of his temperament, so we shipped him immediately to the Mid-Atlantic Clinic. It was terrible, especially a horse of his personality. He’s very friendly, quiet, nice, real pleasurable horse. To see him up and down and in a lot of pain was certainly alarming.”...read on

Magee Makes Shop At Cal-Expo

November 23, 2018:

Dean Magee wasted little time making an impression in his California invasion, winning the second race on the opening-night program with Mystery Dragon and then adding another victory in the sixth race behind Eddie Brush....read on

Trix And Stones Treks Into Valley Victory

November 23, 2018:

After winning his elimination for the Valley Victory Stakes last week, Trix And Stones will try to close his season with a victory in the $435,900 final for two-year-old male trotters at The Meadowlands on Saturday, Nov. 24. The Carl Jamieson-trained colt, who passed through the Lexington Selected Mixed Sale auction ring in October but was bought back by Jamieson, is the 7-2 second choice on the morning line....read on

Roy To 3R For Final Whipless Sunday

November 23, 2018:

Canada's leading money-winning and dash-leading driver Louis-Philippe Roy will make his return to Hippodrome 3R for its closing day program Sunday, Nov. 25 while also taking part in the final 'whipless' racing program of the season....read on

Jeff Fout On His Start In Racing

November 23, 2018:

"I'm like a Doctor Phil: I'm a psychiatrist, a blacksmith, a trainer, a doctor, and a mechanic all rolled into one."...read on

Stohler Strikes A Spark At The Meadows

November 23, 2018:

When a trainer introduces his horses to a new track, he faces a number of challenges — finding stall space and suitable personal lodgings, unfamiliarity with the local procedures and racing surface — that can adversely affect on-track performance. Somebody forgot to warn Trent Stohler....read on

Charlottetown Hosts Driver Challenge

November 23, 2018:

The annual Paul MacDonald Memorial Driver's Challenge takes centre stage Saturday, Nov. 24 at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Mohawk Jackpot Hi-5 Nears $130K

November 22, 2018:

The Jackpot Hi-5 went untouched on Thursday evening (November 22) at Woodbine Mohawk Park and continues to grow, setting up what could be a very happy holiday season for one horseplayer with a potential payout approaching the $130,000 mark....read on

Bettim Jackie Makes Maritime History

November 22, 2018:

Jeff Lilley is in the midst of a career year as a trainer, and if you ask the veteran horseman he has both a talented filly and a special lady to thank for that success....read on

Henry & Lachance Sweep Preferreds

November 22, 2018:

Driver Travis Henry and trainer Martin Lachance swept the featured Preferred events as trotters Vesuvio Bi and Azucar prevailed in a pair of close Flamboro Downs finishes on Thursday night (Novemebr 22) with winter-like temperatures dipping to 10 below zero....read on

Obrigado Retired

November 22, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that 2016 U.S. Older Trotter of the Year Obrigado has been retired....read on

Americans Thankful For Canadian

November 22, 2018:

“To Darrell Glover and all our Canadian friends, there are no adequate words to express our gratitude for all of your compassion and generosity.”...read on

IPO Filed For Gateway Casinos

November 22, 2018:

It has been reported that on Tuesday (Nov. 20) Catalyst Capital Inc. filed for Initial Public Offering of multiple Ontario Gaming Bundle operator Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd....read on

Update On 'Moving Grandstand'

November 22, 2018:

A bit of a peculiar story appeared on the Standardbred Canada homepage a few months ago, as a racino proposal that included a ‘moving grandstand’ was unveiled. The idea raised a few eyebrows, and now a feasibility study by the prevailing racing commission has commented on the concept....read on

Insiders Discuss Foiled Again

November 22, 2018:

"I will be forever thankful for him and what he has done for my family, but also to the sport in general. He was a breath of fresh air and the 'people’s horse' in a sport that [needs] many more feel-good stories like Foiled Again’s."...read on

DSBF Preliminaries Wrap Up

November 21, 2018:

Two-year-old trotters contested their final Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund preliminary events on Wednesday (Nov. 21) at Dover Downs....read on

Oh K Man Lifts Late At Flamboro

November 21, 2018:

Oh K Man ($8.60) was a winner straight away off a two-and-a-half-month spell, lunging up the open stretch to reel in Ferrarifever in Wednesday's (Nov. 21) featured $8,400 conditioned pace at Flamboro Downs....read on

Kaitlyn Rae Nabs 14th Seasonal Win

November 21, 2018:

Who has 63 lifetime wins, 14 of which were taken this year and is currently the fourth winningest mare in North America? That would be Kaitlyn Rae....read on

Jimmy Freight Takes Progress Elim

November 21, 2018:

After being just nosed out in his Matron Stakes division last week, Adriano Sorella's Jimmy Freight ($6.00) redeemed himself on Wednesday (Nov. 21) at Dover Downs, mowing down Dorsoduro Hanover in 1:49.2 in the last yards of the lone $35,000 elimination of the Hap Hansen Progress Pace....read on

Three Straight For Thisguyisonfire

November 21, 2018:

Thisguyisonfire recorded his third straight victory in the featured $18,000 trot on Wednesday (Nov. 21) at Harrah's Philadelphia....read on

Volare Cruises To Saratoga Score

November 21, 2018:

Volare cruised to a wire-to-wire victory score as the fastest of the winners of three co-features for New York-sired trotters on a chilly Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 21) at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Mohawk Park To Honour Gale

November 21, 2018:

On Wednesday (Nov. 21), Woodbine Mohawk Park announced that a moment of silence in memory of Bill Gale will be held prior to Thursday evening's (Nov. 22) races....read on

My Cherry Pie Upsets; Kahrig Triples

November 21, 2018:

Trailing by six lengths at the three-quarters, My Cherry Pie turned on the jets in the lane and pulled off a 7-1 upset in Wednesday’s (Nov. 21) $20,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Harrah’s Philly Exotic Carryover Growing

November 21, 2018:

With multiple winners in Wednesday afternoon's (Nov. 21) 20-cent Jackpot Hi-5 at Harrah's Philadelphia, the carryover for that wager has mounted to $10,729.92 for Friday evening (Nov. 23)....read on

SRF Seeks 2019 Breeding Donations

November 21, 2018:

For 29 years, the most important annual fundraiser for the Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) is the donation, and sale of breedings....read on

Mr Varsity To Get Class Relief

November 21, 2018:

After having been forced to cancel last week due to heavy smoke from the Paradise fire, racing is set to resume at Cal Expo this Friday night (Nov. 23) and Mr Varsity will head the $4,800 pacing feature from the outside slot....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

November 21, 2018:

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

Writers To Honour Fanning

November 21, 2018:

Name a committee, executive board or organization in all of harness racing and chances are that Moira Fanning has served it well....read on

Pompano Announces Guaranteed Pool

November 21, 2018:

Officials with Pompano Park have announced that the track will be offering a guaranteed pool on one of its exotic wagers this evening (Wednesday, Nov. 21)....read on

McWicked Continues To Amaze Coleman

November 21, 2018:

“To think he was going to do what he did this year would be impossible. I felt confident he would have a big season, but he’s made almost $1.5 million and barely missed the top three. In the starts he got beat, he only got beat from the way the trip went. I’ve never seen anybody as consistent as he’s been week in and week out.”...read on

Reflecting On Literary Derby Success

November 21, 2018:

From the very date of its birth and announcement to the media on April 3, 2018, the Youth Literary Derby captured the imagination and strong support of the Ontario harness racing community and the provincial school system....read on

‘Jerry’s Second Unique Achievement

November 21, 2018:

Harbourlite Jerry made the headlines on the Standardbred Canada website in the summer of 2017 when he provided trainer Ralph Jardine with his first win in almost 30 years. Now, the Jeremes Jet gelding is making the news for unique reasons yet again....read on

Summit City Nate Nails London Preferred

November 21, 2018:

Victor Puddy trainee Summit City Nate went coast to coast to take the $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Tuesday, Nov. 20....read on

Round Two Of DSBF At Dover

November 21, 2018:

Dover Downs hosted the second round of the DSBF Three-Year-Old Filly Pace on Tuesday, Nov. 20....read on

Cracklin Rosie From Worst To First

November 20, 2018:

Last by eight lengths at the half, Cracklin Rosie followed a line of cover to the final turn, then roared wide through the lane to capture the $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows on Tuesday, Nov. 20....read on

Iheartquestionmark In Plainridge Feature

November 20, 2018:

Owned and trained by Janet Davis, Iheartquestionmark got her second win in a row and her fourth in her last five starts when taking the $12,000 Abigail Adams condition feature at Plainridge Park on Tuesday, Nov. 20....read on

‘Big M’ Toy Drive Kicks Off Friday

November 20, 2018:

The Meadowlands Racetrack is holding its 15th annual Toys for Tots Collection Drive November 23 through Saturday, December 8....read on

Jimmy Freight Seeking ‘Grand’ Win

November 20, 2018:

There’s just one thing missing on Jimmy Freight’s resume — a win in a major Grand Circuit event. Trainer Andrew Harris is hoping that will change in the next nine days....read on

Yonkers Sets Sunday Post Time

November 20, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway’s Sunday matinee this coming weekend (Nov. 25) will offer a first post of 11:10 a.m....read on


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