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Western Fame Favoured At Pocono

July 31, 2019:

Western Fame has been installed as the 5-2 favourite for a $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series (GNOS) race Saturday night (August 3) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Blooded Horse Sale Entries Due Friday

July 31, 2019:

Entries for the 63rd annual Blooded Horse Summer Sale will close this Friday (August 2)....read on

Early Mohawk Post Time Saturday

July 31, 2019:

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to remind all horsepeople that post time for this Saturday’s card has been moved up to 6:45 p.m....read on

Yves Blouin Passes

July 31, 2019:

Trot Insider has been informed that Standardbred racehorse owner Yves Regent Blouin, 68, passed away peacefully at his residence in London, Ont. on Monday (July 29) with his wife by his side....read on

Wallin Stable’s Oaks Excitement

July 31, 2019:

“It’s tough to describe how big it is. A lot of trainers have done this longer than me and have never been to the Oaks, so I’m very fortunate and happy to be there. The whole team has worked so hard, so it feels very good for everyone to get in the final like this.”...read on

Who Will Win The Hambletonian?

July 31, 2019:

Who do you think will win this Saturday's $1,000,000 Hambletonian?....read on

‘Post Time’ At The ‘Big M’

July 31, 2019:

Officials with ‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ have announced that the show will be broadcasting from the Meadowlands Racetrack this coming Saturday (August 3)....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

July 31, 2019:

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

Zero Tolerance, So Awesome Win In NYSS

July 31, 2019:

Sophomore pacing fillies were featured as part of New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) action on Tuesday night (July 30) at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

INSS Continue At Hoosier Park

July 31, 2019:

Indiana Sires Stakes action continued at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, July 30 featuring the freshmen trotters with two $65,000 divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts & geldings and three $44,500 divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies....read on

Jula Shes Magic Motors In OSS

July 31, 2019:

A shift from the Gold Series to the Grassroots saw two-year-old trotting filly Jula Shes Magic cruise to her first-ever victory at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Tuesday evening (July 30)....read on

What Chapter Charges At Georgian

July 31, 2019:

Odds-on favourite What Chapter rolled off cover rounding the final turn to take the $11,500 featured trot at Georgian Downs on Tuesday, July 30....read on

Harness World Turns To Hambo

July 30, 2019:

Several racetracks around North America have hosted lucrative evenings gathering harness racing’s finest, but the summer stakes season will climax on Saturday (August 3) with a 16-race card highlighted by the $1-million Hambletonian....read on

'Sloppy' Features Tuesday At Pocono

July 30, 2019:

A passing storm cell which twice delayed the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono resulted in a 'sloppy' track by the time the card’s features, a pair of $15,000 trots, went to post....read on

Strom Triad Trots Into Hambo

July 30, 2019:

After weeks of seeing his horses at the top of the Hambletonian rankings, Anders Strom is finally just days from watching his group race in the $1 million event for three-year-old trotters at The Meadowlands....read on

Millies Possesion Instilled As 'Oaks' Fave

July 30, 2019:

Millies Possesion looks to stay perfect in what will be her ninth start Saturday afternoon (Aug. 3) after being named as the 9-5 morning-line favourite in the Hambletonian Oaks for three-year-old trotting fillies at the Meadowlands....read on

Melander On Hambletonian Pressure

July 30, 2019:

“With a horse like Greenshoe, when he’s going to be the big favourite, of course it’s going to be a little pressure. But I can’t do much more. I think I’ve prepared the horses the best I can. Now it’s just up to the horses.”...read on

Special ‘Atlanta’ Label Hambo Wine Available

July 30, 2019:

In celebration of the 94th edition of the Hambletonian, the Meadowlands Racetrack, the Hambletonian Society and Tomasello Winery have again teamed up to provide fans and guests with two special, limited edition wine selections....read on

Cannabis And Equine Drug Control

July 30, 2019:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) is reminding those that care for or have control of racehorses in Canada that any cannabis use in racehorses continues to be prohibited....read on

Shartin N Remains Atop S-Bred Poll

July 30, 2019:

Adios winner Southwind Ozzi found a spot in the top 10 and Clara Barton winner Shartin N remained No. 1 in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll....read on

Mohawk 'Doggy Derby' Rescheduled

July 30, 2019:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced a new date for its inaugural ‘Doggy Derby’ at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

August 5 Northside Date Cancelled

July 30, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned that the program of live racing that had been scheduled to take place at Northside Downs on August 5 has been cancelled....read on

Batavia's Opening-Week Numbers Up

July 30, 2019:

The first week of live racing at Batavia Downs produced some positive numbers in regard to betting and attendance compared to 2018....read on

Sire Stakes Fillies To Vernon Thursday

July 30, 2019:

On Thursday (August 1), Vernon Downs will be featuring a pair of New York Sire Stakes divisions for juvenile trotting fillies....read on

Canadian Rules Committee Update

July 30, 2019:

Standardbred Canada’s President and CEO Dan Gall has announced that the Canadian Rules of Racing Committee struck in September of 2017 has finished its review of racing rules for Standardbreds....read on

Hambletonian's Opening Heat Drawn

July 30, 2019:

Opening-heat post positions have been drawn for the $1 million Hambletonian, which will be contested this Saturday (August 3) at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey....read on

Full Sister To L A Delight Surfaces

July 30, 2019:

Woodbine Mohawk Park hosted a seven-race qualifying session on Tuesday (July 30). Four baby races were on the docket, which was highlighted by the career charted debut of a full sister to the accomplished, two-time O'Brien Award winner L A Delight....read on

Inverness Wednesday Card Cancelled

July 30, 2019:

Trot Insider has been informed that officials with Inverness Raceway have been forced to cancel the track’s Wednesday, July 31 race date....read on

Battle Lines Drawn In Elora

July 29, 2019:

Despite uncertain weather looming over the Elora, Ont. oval, the talent was certain and impressive from freshman colts and fillies aiming for a spot in the $239,000 Battle of Waterloo and the $157,500 Battle of the Belles finals to be contested next Monday (August 5) during Grand River Raceway’s 29th Industry Day event....read on

'Captain' Colts Sweep Dream Maker

July 29, 2019:

The opening leg of the Dream Maker Series for two-year old pacing colts and geldings kicked off Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and sons of Captaintreacherous swept the set of $15,000 divisions....read on

Mach Doro A Repeats At Plainridge

July 29, 2019:

Coming off a lifetime mark last week, Mach Doro A bounced right back in seven days to win again in the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon....read on

Starr Retires From Yonkers Race Office

July 29, 2019:

Longtime Yonkers Raceway racing secretary Steve Starr is retiring, effective Wednesday, July 31....read on

Italian Amateurs Ready For Invasion

July 29, 2019:

The members of the North American Amateur Drivers Association have been making plans to host their Italian counterparts from Torino in early August after being guests of the Italians from the Venice area in July....read on

Rookies Impress At Clearfield County Fair

July 29, 2019:

The first two days of a four-day meet at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds were devoted to Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes racing for two-year-olds, with the trotters going on Sunday and the pacers on Monday....read on

Rich Payday For Quincy Blue Chip

July 29, 2019:

Heavily favoured Quincy Blue Chip went to the front and didn’t look back en route to capturing the $118,800 NYSS division for three-year-old trotting fillies Monday afternoon at Monticello Raceway....read on

No Saturday Training At Grand River

July 29, 2019:

Officials at Grand River Raceway announced today the track will be closed for training this Saturday, August 3....read on

Hambletonian Pressure Mounting

July 29, 2019:

Stress is part of the game when you are the trainer of a Hambletonian-bound trotter. The expectations also get amplified when you have what many consider to be the top three ‘Hambo’ contenders. Even though it is hard to imagine that the tension could be ratcheted any tighter, it has been....read on

‘Nemitz’ Captures ‘Aces’ Feature

July 29, 2019:

Despite heavy rains and strong storms throughout the day on Sunday (July 28) in the north-metro Minnesota area, the card at Running Aces went to post as scheduled, and delivered some very exciting dashes and close finishes over a track which was rated ‘sloppy.’...read on

Groovy Joe Remains Unbeaten

July 29, 2019:

On Sunday (July 28), New York Sire Stakes action shifted to Batavia Downs, as two-year-old pacing colts and geldings sparred in a trio of $34,866 divisions....read on

‘Road To The Hambletonian’ Week 11

July 29, 2019:

Greenshoe has now held the top spot all 11 weeks of Ken Warkentin’s 2019 ‘Road to the Hambletonian.’...read on

Hambo Draw On Social Media Tuesday

July 29, 2019:

The entries, post positions and morning line odds for the $1 million Hambletonian and $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands Racetrack will be revealed during a live post position draw on Tuesday (July 30)....read on

Paddock Update For Mohawk Training

July 29, 2019:

Officials with Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform all horsepeople of a change to the paddock availability during training hours....read on

Great Western Stakes To Backatthetrack

July 29, 2019:

The Manitoba Great Western Stakes for sophomore male pacers was the featured attraction during the Miami Fair’s program of live racing on Sunday (July 28), as a pair of eliminations took place prior to the final, which were contested just a few races later. In addition to the stakes, the card was also highlighted by a reinsman notching his first career pari-mutuel win....read on

Haining’s Drive To Succeed

July 29, 2019:

“The best way to get respect in this industry is to put in the time. You learn fast things aren’t going to be easy, but you can’t let that stop you. If you love the animals and your job, work hard to get what you want.”...read on

Inverness Entry Box Left Open

July 29, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned that officials with Inverness Raceway have left the entry box open for the track’s Wednesday (July 31) program of racing....read on

If She Could See Us Now

July 29, 2019:

How is a Standardbred racehorse connected to one of Canada's most important historical figures for womens' rights?....read on

Say You Do Takes Sixth Straight

July 28, 2019:

Say You Do notched sixth consecutive victory on Sunday night (July 28), winning the $21,500 featured trot at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:54.3....read on

Gagnon Sweeps Rideau Features

July 28, 2019:

Guy Gagnon was the star of the show in the nation's capital on Sunday night (July 28), capturing both $8,600 Not Listed Preferred features at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Uptown Funk Living It Up

July 28, 2019:

Gary Volpe's Uptown Funk ($7.40) delivered a front-pacing masterpiece in Sunday night's (July 28) featured $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap Pace at Georgian Downs, out-pacing Paparazzi Hanover by three-quarters of a length....read on

'Empire Of Hope' Reaches Philly

July 28, 2019:

Following a successful launch of Empire Of Hope at Harrah's Hoosier Park last week, the effort designed to race awareness and funding for the care of horses following their racing careers continued on Sunday (July 28) at Harrah's Philadelphia....read on


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