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'Centaur' Now Caesars Trotting Classic

September 11, 2018:

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino recently announced a name change to its annual trotting classic to be held on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The $200,000 est. race, formerly known as the Centaur Trotting Classic, has been renamed as the Caesars Trotting Classic....read on

Red Shores To Host 84th PEI Colt Stakes

September 11, 2018:

Trotters will open up the 84th edition of the PEI Colt Stakes with three races on Thursday (Sept. 13) at Red Shores Charlottetown while pacing colts and fillies will compete on Saturday (Sept. 15) with a big program of 14 races expected....read on

Ontario HBPA Elects New Board

September 11, 2018:

The HBPA of Ontario is pleased to announce that the members have elected a new Board of Directors for a three‐year term....read on

'All Systems Go' For Courtly Choice

September 11, 2018:

After missing his planned tune-up for the 2018 Little Brown Jug, Meadowlands Pace winner Courtly Choice made his final public appearance on Tuesday morning (Sept. 10) in preparation for next Thursday's two-heat affair at the Delaware County Fairgrounds....read on

Oldford Wins Monday Billings At Northfield

September 11, 2018:

Over the past few weeks in the Billings mid-west region a battle has been raging between Steve “You're Never Too” Oldford and Michelle “the Belle” Ruvola....read on

Jug-Bound Pacers Crack Top 10 Poll

September 11, 2018:

While the majority of the horses remained the same in Week 16 of the 2018 Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Poll, a pair of notable pacers cracked the top 10 en route to appearances at the Delaware County Fairgrounds....read on

Atlanta To Be Honoured At Mohawk

September 11, 2018:

Superstar trotting filly Atlanta will be honoured this Saturday (Sept. 15) at Woodbine Mohawk Park for her victory in this year’s Hambletonian....read on

Sire Stakes To Batavia Wednesday

September 11, 2018:

The eighth and final 'regular season' visit of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) to Batavia Downs will bring the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings to Genesee County on Wednesday (Sept. 12)....read on

New York Aftercare Program Succeeding

September 11, 2018:

Beginning in 2016, Harness Horse Breeders of NYS and the Morrisville Equine Institute took on a new initiative for Standardbred aftercare....read on

Details On Pre-Jug Charity Auction

September 11, 2018:

The annual charity auction to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Delaware County Fair will be held Wednesday, September 19 in conjunction with the Pre-Jug Party immediately following the Jugette....read on

Smith Shines On Dayton Season Opener

September 11, 2018:

Hollywood Dayton Raceway successfully kicked off its fifth season of live racing with a 14-race Monday (Sept. 10) matinee, highlighted by driver Jeremy Smith’s 2,000th career victory as well as strong support from simulcast partners throughout the industry....read on

Tuesday's Lawsuit Hearing Concludes

September 11, 2018:

Trot Insider compiled this comprehensive report from Day 2 of the proceedings in regard to the civil lawsuit that a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders have filed against the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation over the cancellation of the former Slots at Racetracks Program....read on

Grassroots Pairs For Steacy, MacDonald

September 11, 2018:

Rain and fog greeted the three-year-old trotting colts and two-year-old pacing fillies as they gathered at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday night for their last regular season Grassroots events....read on

Lather Up Favoured In Jug Future Pool

September 10, 2018:

Lather Up and Courtly Choice are the top choices in the Little Brown Jug Future Pool #1....read on

Mohawk Qualifiers Moved To Thursday

September 10, 2018:

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform horsepeople that Tuesday morning’s qualifiers have been postponed....read on

Sophomores Shine At The Red Mile

September 10, 2018:

The postponed third and last $30,000 leg of the Kentucky Sire Stakes for three-year-olds was raced on Monday at the Red Mile on a cool, overcast evening with the track rated “Good”. There was no wagering on the races due to the postponement....read on

King Trainee On 'Cruise' Control

September 10, 2018:

Qs Cruise captured the Monday feature at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51:3 triumph for driver Ross Wolfenden in an $11,000 Open II for pacers....read on

Five Straight For Kates Massive

September 10, 2018:

PA Stallion Series champ Kates Massive rolled through the slop to his fifth straight victory in Monday’s $92,499 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. The stake for freshman colt and gelding trotters was contested over three divisions, with Prospect Hill and Ginger Tree Skyr taking the other splits....read on

Wings Of Royalty Ties Plainridge Record

September 10, 2018:

It was déjà vu all over again for Wings Of Royalty who followed the same script he did three weeks ago; going wire to wire to win the $15,000 Open Handicap trot at Plainridge Park and doing it in track record time....read on

Zero Tolerance A Cut Above The Rest

September 10, 2018:

The final leg of the 2018 New York Sire Stakes took place on a rainy, cold afternoon at Monticello Raceway on Monday, September 10....read on

A Driver For All Seasons

September 10, 2018:

It was almost nine years ago when Kelly Hoerdt last competed in a National Driving Championship. It was a Saturday afternoon in March at Fraser Downs in Surrey, BC. Going into the final leg, representatives from each region, including Gilles Barrieau, Brad Forward, Guy Gagnon and Hoerdt, had earned enough points to remain in the hunt for the NDC title....read on

Stollery Hospital Fundraiser A Success

September 10, 2018:

Nitza’s Pizza and Bedrock Farms’ fourth annual Family Picnic Fundraiser in support of the children’s Stollery Hospital took place this past Saturday (Sept. 8) at the Bedrock Training Centre just outside of Beaumont, Alta., and Kelly Hoerdt has told Trot Insider that the day was another success....read on

Red Mile Races On Facebook Tonight

September 10, 2018:

It has been announced that the Kentucky Sire Stakes races for three-year-olds from last night's (Sunday, Sept. 9) cancelled card will be streamed via Facebook live tonight (Monday, Sept. 10) on the Red Mile Racing page starting at 7:00 p.m....read on

Mohegan To Service Niagara Bundle

September 10, 2018:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has selected Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) as the service provider for the Niagara Gaming Bundle, following a competitive procurement process....read on

First Win For Well-Travelled Canadian

September 10, 2018:

“I love the feeling of when they go behind the gate. You get that nervous feeling and your heart starts beating a little faster; the adrenaline starts picking up.”...read on

Middlesex Horse Succumbs To West Nile

September 10, 2018:

This past Thursday (Sept. 6), the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs received confirmation of the first case of equine West Nile Virus infection in 2018 in Middlesex County....read on

Another ‘Aces’ Win For ‘Mimi’

September 10, 2018:

One of the featured events on Running Aces’ Sunday night (Sept. 9) program was an $8,500 Minnesota-sired three-year-old filly trot....read on

Lawsuit Hearings In Court Today

September 10, 2018:

A group of Ontario breeders involved in a civil lawsuit against the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. in regard to the cancellation of the former Slots at Racetrack Program is having its day in court starting today (Monday, Sept. 10)....read on

Goshen Yearling Sale Recap

September 10, 2018:

More than 1,000 prospective buyers gathered at the Mark Ford Training Center on Sunday (Sept. 9) to examine, evaluate and purchase the 116 available Standardbred prospects up for sale at the fourth annual Goshen Yearling Sale....read on

ASHA Yearling Sale In The Books

September 10, 2018:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association Yearling Sale took place on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 9) at the Olds Regional Exhibition Megadome in Olds, Alta., as 71 horses made their way through the sales ring....read on

Red Mile Double Draw Announced

September 10, 2018:

A double draw will take place for the Kentucky Sire Stakes finals and consolations on Wednesday (Sept. 12)....read on

Napolitano Wins Five At Pocono

September 10, 2018:

Trainer Mike Deters and driver Anthony Napolitano combined successfully for the second time on a dank (55 degrees, 'sloppy +1' surface) Sunday night card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono when Prairie Fortune won the $17,500 featured trot in 1:53.4....read on

Dontchase Justpace Sets Miami Record

September 10, 2018:

Rebounding from an accident in last weekend's Futurity final, Dontchase Justpace set a new divisional track record at Miami while winning the $11,142 Silk Lace Stakes final for Manitoba-sired three-year-old fillies on Sunday (September 9)....read on

Artofficial Flavor Tastes Sweet Victory

September 9, 2018:

Just a neck short in his Flamboro Downs debut last Sunday, Artofficial Flavor prevailed in his second attempt as the 2-1 choice in the $11,500 Preferred 2 Pace over the wide-rallying Sports Column....read on

Flying Isa N Delivers In Preferred

September 9, 2018:

Flying Isa N had no trouble overcoming his outside post assignment as he cruised to a three-length victory in the featured $8,100 Preferred Handicap Trot on Sunday night (Sept. 9) at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Patent Leather Stars In Liberty Bell Series

September 9, 2018:

After a first-over bid came up short in last week's Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final, Fashion Farms LLC's Patent Leather ($3.60) overcame the elements and proved dominant in the second of three $30,000 Liberty Bell splits for Pennsylvania-sired three-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 9) at Harrah's Philadelphia....read on

Red Mile Cancels; KYSS Rescheduled

September 9, 2018:

The Sunday night (Sept. 9) card at the Red Mile has been cancelled due to unsafe track conditions after day-long rains in Kentucky....read on

Packed House For ‘Super Sunday’

September 9, 2018:

A packed house came out to Hippodrome 3R on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 9) for the track’s richest harness racing program of the season, which was headed by eight Quebec Series Finals for two and three-year-old trotters and pacers....read on

Nova Scotia, Sires Stakes At Inverness

September 9, 2018:

Inverness Raceway hosted an 11-race live card on Sunday (Sept. 9) which featured the $9,774 Nova Scotia Stakes for juvenile pacing fillies and a pair of $9,620 Atlantic Sires Stakes ‘A’ divisions for freshman male pacers....read on

Bestinthebusiness Sharp In Minnesota

September 9, 2018:

Running Aces featured a $13,000 Open Handicap Pace for horses and geldings during its Saturday night (Sept. 8) program....read on

Euchred Shines; Dowling Wins Five

September 9, 2018:

After having been dispatched as the public’s 4-1 third choice, Post 2 starter Euchred ($11.40) reigned supreme in the $3,500 Invitational Pace on Sunday (Sept. 9) at Red Shores’ Summerside Raceway, as the brown Shadow Play gelding made every pole a winning one en route to a one-length victory in 1:54....read on

ASHA Yearling Sale Today

September 9, 2018:

The 2018 Alberta Standardbred Horse Association Yearling Sale is taking place today (Sunday, Sept. 9) at the Olds Regional Exhibition Megadome in Olds, Alta., and the action will be streamed live....read on

Weekend Stakes Action At Freehold

September 9, 2018:

Freehold Raceway hosted another weekend of the New Jersey Sire Stakes Standardbred Development Fund Legs, among other stakes....read on

Spain Wins Friendship Competition

September 9, 2018:

The Spain v NAADA Competition ended on September 9 on the three-eighths-mile track in Manacor with the Spanish team racing one-two with Joe Faraldo in the pocket all the way until the wire....read on

Super Night In Ohio For Brown, Burke

September 9, 2018:

Trainers Ron Burke and Brian Brown both had a fantastic Super Night at Scioto Downs on Saturday (Sept. 8), despite the chilly conditions and non-stop pouring rain. A healthy crowd was on hand to witness $2.2 million in purses awarded to eight victorious Ohio-breds....read on

Monstrous Passes

September 9, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Monstrous, the 2016 Three-Year-Old Filly of the Year in Alberta, was euthanized on the morning of Monday, September 3 following complications from overnight colic surgery....read on

Racing Returns To Ohsweken

September 9, 2018:

There was a chill in the fall air on Saturday (Sept. 8), but it did not deter an enthusiastic gathering from flocking trackside to cheer on their harness racing favourites at the 151st annual Six Nations fall fair in Ohsweken....read on

'Angel', 'Sunfire' Take Yonkers Opens

September 9, 2018:

Top Flight Angel two-moved from the eight-hole Saturday, Sept. 8th to win Yonkers Raceway’s co-featured $44,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Six For Holliday At Hanover

September 9, 2018:

Driver Ryan Holliday sat behind six winners on the 10-race program at Hanover Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 8....read on

Ride Away Shark Sharp In Preferred

September 9, 2018:

Taking control early, Ride Away Shark wired her rivals in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 2 Pace on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Flamboro Downs in 1:53.4....read on


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