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16-Year-Old Wins In Billings Series

June 8, 2019:

The 16-year-old youngster Brett 'the Teenage Wonder' Beckwith won a Billings race Saturday, June 8 at Saratoga Raceway, which is his second amateur driving victory counting an NAADA trot earlier this season at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Warrawee Ubeaut Best In Fan Hanover

June 8, 2019:

Driver Yannick Gingras had a tight hold on Warrawee Ubeaut as the world-champion filly strolled to a 1:49.1 victory in the second of two $35,000 eliminations for the Fan Hanover on Saturday, June 8 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

NA Cup Elims Complete; 11,000 For Tetrick

June 8, 2019:

Odds-on favourite Workin Ona Mystery swept to the lead early and maintained his speed through the wire to win the second $50,000 Pepsi North America Cup elimination in 1:49 on Saturday, June 8 at Woodbine Mohawk Park while giving his driver, Tim Tetrick, his 11,000th victory....read on

McClellan Breeders Elims Complete

June 8, 2019:

The field for the first Shirley McClellan Breeders Stakes Final is now complete after a pair of $7,500 eliminations on Saturday (June 8) at Century Downs....read on

Brother John Best At Northside

June 8, 2019:

For the first time in 2019, a horse has been able to capture two editions of the top class pacing event at Northside Downs....read on

A High Five For Union Man Hanover

June 8, 2019:

After nearly getting caught too far off the front end one week ago, Union Man Hanover prevailed with different tactics in Saturday's feature event at Exhibition Park Raceway....read on

Two-Year-Olds Flood Mohawk

June 8, 2019:

The first session of 2019 baby races at Woodbine Mohawk Park is in the books after a 13-dash qualifying session on Saturday (June 8)....read on

Engblom, 'Marauder' Impress At Big M

June 8, 2019:

Per Engblom’s stable got off to a strong start at Saturday’s second edition of Breakfast with the Babies at The Meadowlands, and kept the good times rolling through the morning....read on

Dresden Honours Emergency Services

June 8, 2019:

First Responders will be honoured at Dresden Raceway this Sunday as the half-mile track will be hosting Police, Fire and Paramedics for everything they do in the community....read on

Notice To Members Racing In Manitoba

June 8, 2019:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind everyone participating in the upcoming fairs in Manitoba to please ensure all account transactions are completed in advance of the event date....read on

SC Rewind: Rewind Turns 10

June 8, 2019:

In this week's Rewind column Robert Smith reminisces a bit about the start up of Rewind which just reached the ten-year mark on the calendar earlier this week....read on

New Races For Running Aces

June 8, 2019:

Running Aces has announced the following special event races which will become annual contests starting this year....read on

Popular Winners In Vernon Top Trots

June 7, 2019:

Driver Howard Parker, trainer Kyle Spagnola, and owner Michael Polansky teamed up to capture the $6,000 twin featured trots at Vernon Downs on Friday....read on

Harris Celebrates 1,000th Win

June 7, 2019:

Three decades of training horses has resulted in a pile of wins for trainer Jack Harris, and on Friday evening at Grand River Raceway he savoured a memorable score....read on

'Maddy' Takes Main Event At Truro

June 7, 2019:

After missing the board in her last two assignments, Elm Grove Maddy turned a two-hole trip into a 1:58.3 triumph in Friday’s feature race at Truro Raceway....read on

Shezza GNP N Sails To Yonkers Win

June 7, 2019:

With no distaff derby on the social schedule, other high-condition contests for the ladies led Yonkers Raceway’s Friday night festivities....read on

'Suzie' Socks It To Them

June 7, 2019:

One of only two mares in the field against six male rivals, Talbotcreek Suzie and driver Stephane Brosseau showed their heels to the field in capturing the Preferred Invitational Trot Friday at the Hippodrome 3R....read on

Make It A Double Upsets At Plainridge

June 7, 2019:

Bouncing back from a break and an outside post in recent starts, Make It A Double surprised the betting faithful and took the top prize in the $16,000 Open Handicap trot at Plainridge Park on Friday afternoon at 12-1....read on

Forbidden Trade Upsets In Goodtimes

June 7, 2019:

Talented trotters of the three-year-old colt and gelding class sparred in a set of $30,000 Goodtimes Stakes eliminations Friday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with the top five finishers from each contest punching a ticket to next Saturday’s $247,000 final....read on

Buffalo Top Trot To Wheels A Turning

June 7, 2019:

Driver David McNeight III had to change game plans with Wheels A Turning early in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Class A Trot on Friday night but the strategy paid off with a 1-1/2 length victory over Mickeys House in a seasonal best 1:57.3....read on

Hannelore Hanover The Nation's Fastest

June 7, 2019:

Sixteen of the sport’s older trotting mares tussled in a set of $35,000 Armbro Flight eliminations Friday at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with the top five finishers from each tilt earning a berth to next Saturday’s $256,000 final....read on

Harder Notches 2,000th Training Win

June 7, 2019:

Trainer Mark Harder recorded the 2,000th victory of his career during the Friday afternoon (June 7) card at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on

OHHA Meeting Notice

June 7, 2019:

On Friday (June 7) the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) announced dates for an upcoming meeting to take place for Districts 10 and 11....read on

From The Fairs To The Big Stage

June 7, 2019:

“This is the first time I’ve ever entered a horse in another country. It’s just amazing; like a dream.”...read on

North American Harness Update Preview

June 7, 2019:

The schedule for 'the Internet’s favourite harness racing handicapping show' North American Harness Update (NAHU), is set for Friday, June 7....read on

Yonkers Pick 5 Guarantee Starts Monday

June 7, 2019:

Yonkers Raceway’ Pick 5 guarantee goes into effect Monday night (June 10th).

As part of the U.S. Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program and with the approval of the New York State Gaming Commission, a minimum $10,000 pot is available every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening....read on

Exhilarated Retired

June 7, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned that 2018 O'Brien Award winner Exhilarated has been retired and will start a second career as a broodmare....read on

Trillions Hanover Steps Up Saturday

June 7, 2019:

Tom Fanning might not have a shoo-in to reach the Fan Hanover Stakes final, but he likes Trillions Hanover’s chances with all four shoes on. Fanning watched his three-year-old female pacer qualify last weekend at The Meadowlands in 1:50.2 with a shoe missing....read on

Ontario Shipper Makes East Coast Debut

June 7, 2019:

The road to the 2019 Governor’s Plate is heating up as trainer Patrick Shepherd brings a possible contender to Eastern Canada in preparation for the Prince County classic on July 13....read on

Top Talent On Hand In Charlottetown

June 7, 2019:

A top-notch field of pacers will take to the track in the featured pace on a stakes-laden card Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Four-Year-Old Stars Battle Sunday

June 7, 2019:

Tioga Downs will host the third leg of the Grand Circuit Graduate Series for four-year-olds on Sunday afternoon. Both the pace and trot split into two divisions, each for a purse of $50,000, with some of harness racing's most popular and accomplished performers set to compete....read on

Manitoba Racing Review Underway

June 7, 2019:

In consultation with the province's thoroughbred and harness racing industries, a review of racing's regulatory framework is underway in Manitoba as confirmed by the province's Justice Minister....read on

Played By Swan Pulls Off Upset

June 6, 2019:

Longshot Played By Swan parlayed a perfect trip into a Thursday evening triumph in the $18,000 featured trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Rockin Indy Upsets At Red Shores

June 6, 2019:

David Dowling sent Rockin Indy from the start and never looked back on his way to the winner’s circle in the Thursday evening feature event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Plainridge Feature To Write Me A Song

June 6, 2019:

After cruising to easy wins in two of her last three outings at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Write Me A Song shipped into Massachusetts and put on quite a show while winning the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap pacing feature for fillies and mares on Thursday afternoon at Plainridge Park....read on

Saratoga Feature To Sandy Sue

June 6, 2019:

Sandy Sue scored her first win in the local Open for fillies and mares at Saratoga Casino Hotel last week for trainer Jimmy Nickerson and driver Billy Dobson....read on

Dunn Delivers Five Wins At Pocono

June 6, 2019:

New Zealand native Dexter Dunn, who has ascended to third in the Harrah’s Philadelphia driving standings behind perennial leaders Tim Tetrick and George Napolitano, Jr., took five victories during the Thursday afternoon card at the riverside oval, including wins in the feature and one co-feature – neither of them predictable....read on

Verruso Triumphs In NAADA Trot

June 6, 2019:

When Tony Verruso is not airborne assisting travelers he enjoys time sitting behind a spirited steed in an amateur race. And on Thursday afternoon Verruso, the president of the CKG Billings Harness Driving Series, drove Connie Keeper to a 2:00.1 victory in the NAADA Trotting Series which began its summer events today at Monticello Raceway....read on

Dan Patch Inducted Into Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame

June 6, 2019:

Regarded by many as one of the greatest Standardbreds to ever look through a bridle, the great Dan Patch took his place among the immortals of Canadian harness racing with his induction into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame on Wednesday (June 5)....read on

Personnel Changes At Western Fair

June 6, 2019:

The Raceway at Western Fair District recently wrapped up its 2018-19 live racing season and with that some personnel changes have been announced....read on

Brown’s Two-Pronged ‘Cup’ Blitz

June 6, 2019:

Trainer Brian Brown finished second in last year’s Pepsi North America Cup with now-four-year-old star Done Well. The Ohio-based conditioner is back to take another stab at his second victory in Canada’s signature race with Air Force Hanover and Workin Ona Mystery in this Saturday’s (June 8) eliminations....read on

Stakes Action At Pocono This Weekend

June 6, 2019:

Top-notch racing will again be featured this weekend at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. A Great Northeast Open Series (GNOS) leg for pacers will be on tap Saturday, while four divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars event for three-year-old trotting fillies will be contested Sunday....read on

Kawartha Downs Sold

June 6, 2019:

Toronto-based Romspen Investments Corp. has purchased Kawartha Downs and is expecting to keep live horse racing at the Peterborough-area facility, according to the track’s new president, Richard Weldon....read on

Velaye Has Capteur De Reve Ready

June 6, 2019:

Three-time Quebec-Bred Series champion Capteur De Reve will kick off his 2019 season Friday night (June 7) at Hippodrome 3R as one of the main attractions in the Preferred-Handicap Trot feature....read on

Saturday Night’s Alright At The ‘Big M’

June 6, 2019:

A huge Pick-5 payoff, a huge Pick-4 pool and a huge total handle highlighted Saturday’s (June 1) happenings at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Trainers On ‘St Lucie,’ Philly Hanover

June 6, 2019:

World champion Warrawee Ubeaut will be elsewhere this Saturday, and thus a number of talented three-year-old filly pacers will be looking to earn their spurs in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action at the Meadows on June 8....read on

Road To The Meadowlands Pace: Week 6

June 6, 2019:

There were no changes to the top four, but there was some shuffling of the other six spots in the Week 6 edition of Dave Little's ‘Road to the Meadowlands Pace.’...read on

Burke On De Los Cielos Deo Qualifier

June 6, 2019:

He has gone winless in his 2019 pari-mutuel starts leading up to this Saturday’s Pepsi North America Cup eliminations, but De Los Cielos Deo is now a real player heading into the stakes – a 1:48.4 qualifying win can sure make that happen. De Los Cielos Deo’s trainer, Ron Burke, has now taken the opportunity to discuss the colt....read on

‘Big M’ Fan Appreciation Day Planned

June 6, 2019:

The Meadowlands Racetrack has announced that it will have a special early post time for its Fan Appreciation Day, which will take place in July....read on

Microchipping Update

June 6, 2019:

As of January 2019 Standardbred Canada has been microchipping horses and the process has been found to be much easier on the horses and more efficient for owners, breeders and trainers....read on


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