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Mile Hill Willie Headlines Top Trot

November 13, 2020:

The fastest Atlantic-bred trotter ever on the Eastern Seaboard will return to the track in the Saturday afternoon (Nov. 14) top event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

CHRB Meeting Advisory

November 13, 2020:

The California Horse Racing Board will conduct a teleconference meeting on Thursday, November 19, beginning at 9:30 a.m....read on

Mandatory Pick-5 Payout At Pocono

November 13, 2020:

On its 2020 closing card Saturday afternoon, the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will have a mandatory distribution of all money in its Rainbow Pick 5 pool -- which will start with a carryover of nearly $240,000 and include all money wagered that day....read on

Royal Mattjesty On The Move

November 13, 2020:

Winbak Farm announced on Friday (Nov. 13) that world record holder Royal Mattjesty, p, 2, 1:50.3; 3, 1:50.2s; 1:48.4 ($1,653,367), will be moving from his longtime base in Ontario for the 2021 breeding season....read on

Alberta Racing Surpasses Expectations

November 13, 2020:

"We missed all of March, April and May. We didn’t start racing until the middle of June. We were scheduled to race 227 days but we only got in 140 race dates and yet we still managed to pay off our deficit which, again, is amazing."...read on

Update On Larry Johnson

November 13, 2020:

For years, Larry Johnson was a regular at racetracks across southwestern Ontario with the majority of his starts taking place at his home track of Western Fair. In fact, Johnson was named Western Fair's Owner of the Year at its 2015 banquet....read on

Efforts To Alter Contamination Penalties

November 13, 2020:

The NAARV (North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians) is proposing a modification to the penalty guidelines for drug positives resulting from environmental contamination and unlikely to have a relevant effect on the animal....read on

Yonkers Hosts Amateurs In NAADA Series

November 12, 2020:

Three $8,000 divisions of amateur drivers went to post in the fourth leg of this years NAADA Series at Yonkers Raceway and when it was all over bragging rights went to Brett Beckwith, Paul Minore and Dawn Anderson, after each won their respective splits....read on

Noblesse Duharas Wires Them Up

November 12, 2020:

A new lifetime mark was earned in gate-to-wire fashion by Noblesse Duharas in Thursday’s trotting feature at Woodbine Mohawk Park thanks to her 1:57.2 triumph for driver Scott Young....read on

Records Set In Matron Stakes

November 12, 2020:

Dexter Dunn rewrote a sizeable chunk of the Dover Downs record book on Thursday night (Nov. 12), piloting both Amigo Volo ($3.20) and Party Girl Hill ($2.60) to track record performances in their respective Matron Stakes splits in the First State....read on

Plainridge Main Event To JK Will Power

November 12, 2020:

JK Will Power took the overland route to an impressive victory in the $17,500 Winners-Over pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon....read on

Rideau Grand Slam For MacMillan

November 12, 2020:

Trainer John MacMillan put on a clinic Thursday evening winning four times on the 10-race card at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Trotters Tussle In Philly Features

November 12, 2020:

The Indiana invader Swan Legacy made an impressive local debut in the faster of the $12,800 featured trots on Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, using the cover of favoured Rosalie Swan as a springboard to a 1:55.4 victory over a good track....read on

Meadows Open To K Ryan Bluechip

November 12, 2020:

K Ryan Bluechip followed live cover into the final turn, then brushed wide through the lane to capture Thursday’s (Nov. 12) $17,900 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

Dayton Open Trot To Whata Swan

November 12, 2020:

Owner John Barnard asked trainer Luis Quevedo to ship Whata Swan across the Indiana-Ohio border on Thursday (Nov. 12), and the result was a 1:53.4 score in the $15,000 Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway....read on

Woodbine COVID-19 Policy Reminder

November 12, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment would like to issue a reminder to the Standardbred racing community of its policies for participants who have recently traveled outside the country and seek to race at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

APHRC Issues Update On Strangles

November 12, 2020:

On Thursday (Nov. 12) Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission (APHRC) issued an update regarding a case of equine strangles in Prince Edward Island....read on

'Crown' Rematch In Potomac Pace

November 12, 2020:

The first four finishers from the $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace – Century Farroh, Bettors Wish, Backstreet Shadow and This Is The Plan – will all meet again for a spectacular rematch Sunday evening (Nov. 15) in the $100,000 Potomac Pace Invitational at Rosecroft....read on

Manchego To Retire

November 12, 2020:

The record-setting career of Manchego will come to an end Nov. 21 at The Meadowlands. Barry Guariglia, who owns the five-year-old trotting mare, said her final start will be in the TVG Series championship, either in the Mare Trot or Open Trot....read on

Kadabra Injured, Breeding On Hold

November 12, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned that trotting stallion Kadabra has been momentarily sidelined from stallion duty as a result of a recent injury....read on

SBOANJ Board Meeting Stream Info

November 12, 2020:

The annual Board of Directors meeting for the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey will be held via Zoom conference, on Monday (Nov. 16) at 3 p.m....read on

Racing Returns To Century Mile

November 12, 2020:

Standardbred racing in Alberta shifts to the Edmonton metropolitan area for the balance of 2020, as Century Mile raises the curtain on its seven-week fall meeting on Sunday (Nov. 15)....read on

Gobs Of Guaranteed Green At Big M

November 12, 2020:

There will no doubt be plenty of money put in play over the course of the upcoming weekend (Nov. 13-14) at The Meadowlands as the track’s popular multi-leg wagers will offer a total of $300,000 in guaranteed pools....read on

Cusdmagicdragon Kicks To Fraser Win

November 12, 2020:

Sitting off a contested pace, trainer-driver Kelly Hoerdt hustled race-favourite Cusdmagicdragon towards the top into the final turn and cruised to a 1:53.3 victory in the $8,100 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Wednesday (Nov. 11) at Fraser Downs....read on

Power And Grace London's Leading Lady

November 11, 2020:

After a recent string of third-place finishes in top company at Flamboro Downs, Power And Grace ($3.40) looked every bit the part of the odds-on favourite and delivered a decisive 1:58.1 score in Wednesday's (Nov. 11) featured $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot at The Raceway at the Western Fair District....read on

Major Occasion A Stands Tall

November 11, 2020:

Major Occasion A dug in late to prevail over Soho Burning Love A in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace on Wednesday night (Nov. 11) at Dover Downs....read on

'Protect,' Il Mago, Davis Star At Batavia

November 11, 2020:

The Wednesday evening (Nov. 11) racing menu at Batavia Downs featured a pair of $8,500 Open I handicap events that produced definitive winners on both the pace and the trot, and also saw the meet's second winningest driver, Billy Davis Jr., win five races on the card....read on

Roddys Bags Again Fillies Sweep DSBF

November 11, 2020:

Progeny of Roddys Bags Again captured all three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund preliminary events for two-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday (Nov. 11) at Dover Downs....read on

Summer Charm Soars To Meadows Score

November 11, 2020:

Summer Charm knifed through the sloppy Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday’s (Nov. 11) feature at The Meadows, a $12,000 fillies and mares conditioned pace....read on

Abigail Dawn Undeterred At Philly

November 11, 2020:

Abigail Dawn took an adventurous path to the winner's circle in the $11,600 featured distaff handicap on a soggy Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 11) at Harrah's Philadelphia....read on

Trotters Open For Meadowlands Dining

November 11, 2020:

Trotters is open for dining during live racing on Friday and Saturday nights at The Meadowlands, offering a $29.95 prix fixe menu featuring a selection of salads, entrees and desserts....read on

Guelph Equine Symposium Moves Online

November 11, 2020:

Since 2016, the University of Guelph has hosted an annual industry-wide equine symposium that helps connect and educate the equine community. From Monday (Nov. 16) to Friday (Nov. 20), the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management students majoring in equine management will host the symposium online, via Zoom, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST each evening....read on

Harness Museum Gets USHWA Donation

November 11, 2020:

Continuing a tradition that has endured for more than half a century, the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association made their annual donations to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and to the neighbouring Goshen Historic Track....read on

Big Things Ahead For Cattlewash

November 11, 2020:

Trainer Ron Burke is thrilled with three-year-old pacer Cattlewash. He feels that the world record holder has more in the tank and thus the connections are planning on bringing the speedy sophomore back to the track as a four-year-old....read on

Shartin N Qualifies At Dover

November 11, 2020:

Shartin N, the 2019 U.S. Horse Of The Year, qualified impressively on Wednesday morning (Nov. 11) at Dover Downs....read on

George Napolitano Sr. Passes

November 11, 2020:

George Napolitano Sr., 96, passed peacefully at his home on Saturday (Nov. 7) after enjoying a life with horses for three-quarters of a century....read on

Donald Knapton Passes

November 11, 2020:

Longtime racing official Donald A. Knapton, 77, passed peacefully at The Inn at Village Square on Friday (Nov. 6)....read on

Kathie Ann Pfister Passes

November 11, 2020:

Kathie Ann Pfister passed away Sunday (Nov. 8) at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was 71....read on

Hugh Fitzpatrick Passes

November 11, 2020:

With appreciation for a life well lived, the family of Hugh Fitzpatrick of Saint John, N.B., cherished husband of Carol (Hébert) Fitzpatrick, sadly announce his sudden passing which occurred on Monday (Nov. 9) at the Saint John Regional Hospital. He was 77....read on

Batavia Pick-5 Guaranteed At $3k Wed.

November 11, 2020:

Batavia Downs will feature a guaranteed $3,000 pool in the Pick-5 wager on Wednesday (Nov. 11)....read on

Five In A Row For 'Statement'

November 11, 2020:

Make A Statement A reeled off his fifth consecutive win with a seasonal best 1:53.1 score on Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 10) at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

November 11, 2020:

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

Dennis Fairall Passes

November 11, 2020:

Standardbred owner and breeder Dennis "Big Dawg" Fairall, of Windsor, Ont., passed on Friday (Nov. 6) at the age of 67....read on

Great Canadian Gaming Sold

November 11, 2020:

On Tuesday (Nov. 10), Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc....read on

Beamer N Bud Blows Up The Board

November 10, 2020:

Longshot players were celebrating after the horses crossed the finish of MGM Northfield Park’s sixth race on Tuesday when Beamer N Bud won at odds of nearly 54-1....read on

Preferred Double Bill At Flamboro

November 10, 2020:

A set of Preferred tilts went postward Tuesday evening at Flamboro Downs, with Bastiano rolling to an easy win in the $11,500 Preferred 2 & 3 Handicap for trotters and Manhattan Night rallying to a narrow triumph in the $10,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 & 3 Handicap for pacers....read on

Northfield To Offer Claiming Series

November 10, 2020:

MGM Northfield Park has announced the dates of nine Progressive Claiming Series. These series offer opportunities for owners to place their horses in races with progressive claiming prices and purses....read on

Tajma Hall Passes

November 10, 2020:

Trot Insider has learned that Tajma Hall, one of the most beloved and revered horses in Alberta harness racing, has passed away at the age of 22....read on

Rookies Impress In Delaware Breeders

November 10, 2020:

The summer temps continue in the Delaware Valley and the two-year old DSBF trotters opened the Tuesday card at Dover Downs with two non-wagering events for colts and geldings. The fillies followed in the Daily Double on the regular card. All purses were $20,000....read on

Baker's Dozen For Jessiejesorjessica

November 10, 2020:

Pinned to the pylons into the final turn, Jessiejesorjessica found wide racing room and captured her 13th win this year in Tuesday’s co-feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 Filly & Mare Conditioned Trot....read on


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