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Millard On The Mend

March 22, 2021:

With a particularly harsh winter finally giving way to spring, Standardbred owner and breeder Doug Millard has ample reason for optimism in 2021 — both on and off the track....read on

Vote For The Best Pepsi N.A. Cup

March 22, 2021:

Voting continues in the second round of our March Madness-style tournament to determine the best Pepsi North America Cup of all time as chosen by you, the fans of harness racing...read on

Miller Basking In The Sunshine State

March 22, 2021:

When trainer Ron Burke suggested to David Miller that Miller spend the winter at Florida’s Pompano Park driving several horses for him, Miller decided against it, opting to remain in New Jersey and compete at The Meadowlands.

After the first full week of January, Miller reconsidered....read on

Meadowlands Assembles Task Force

March 22, 2021:

The Meadowlands Racetrack has created a task force focused on perception of practices while on the racetrack....read on

Repeat Winners In Rideau Preferreds

March 22, 2021:

Off victories in their respective Preferred events last week, National Debt and Lestenpercent stepped back up to the plate to collect wins in the $9,200 featured events on Sunday (March 21) at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Cyclone Joe Sails At Flamboro

March 21, 2021:

Pylon-starter Cyclone Joe faced little pressure clearing the front and led every step in progress to a 1:54 score in the $10,000 Horses & Geldings Preferred 3 Pace on Sunday (March 21) at Flamboro Downs....read on

'Rogerthat' Takes Pocono Feature

March 21, 2021:

The Captaintreacherous gelding Rogerthat Bluechip made an early move to control the pace, rested to the half, then sped home in :55.2 to win the $12,000 pacing feature for males in a lifetime best 1:52.3 during the Sunday (March 21) card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Steve Heimbecker On COSA TV

March 21, 2021:

Steve Heimbecker, one of Ontario's most prominent owners with around 60 horses currently to his name, headlined the special Sunday (March 21) edition of COSA TV with talk about his big gamble on harness racing and some of his past success stories....read on

Puddy Enjoying Rideau Homecoming

March 21, 2021:

After departing the nation's capital in the mid-2000s, trainer Victor Puddy has made an awful lot of noise since returning to Rideau Carleton Raceway with a string of horses last fall....read on

Takter Sophomores Sizzle In Qualifiers

March 21, 2021:

A pair of high-priced 2019 yearlings didn't have the most success on the racetrack as rookies, but after solid qualifying miles at The Meadowlands on Saturday (March 20), their sophomore campaigns appear to have tremendous potential....read on

Vote For The Best North America Cup

March 21, 2021:

We drive on with the second round of our March Madness-style tournament to determine the best Pepsi North America Cup of all time as voted by you, the fans of harness racing...read on

Henry Returning To Action

March 21, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that Trevor Henry will celebrate his birthday in style with a return to action this week at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Yacht Seelster Sails At The Meadowlands

March 21, 2021:

Yacht Seelster had never been driven by George Brennan, and a week ago, the Nik Drennan trainee displayed blazing speed before getting nipped at odds of 70-1 on the money by Colossal Stride A. Yet somehow, with a new driver and a different tactic, Yacht Seelster won the Saturday night (March 20) feature at The Meadowlands....read on

Sintra Trounces Mohawk Foes

March 20, 2021:

Off the odds-on favourite, Sintra fired to the front around the final turn and coasted to a 1:50.4 score in the $34,000 Preferred Handicap Pace on Saturday (March 20) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Esquire Swoops To Flamboro Victory

March 20, 2021:

Driver Austin Sorrie slid Esquire off the pegs passing the half and charged to the front in the stretch to score in the $10,000 Preferred 3 Trot at Flamboro Downs on Saturday (March 20)....read on

Under Paid Powers In Buffalo Open

March 20, 2021:

Under Paid was overlooked in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Class AA-Open Handicapped Pace on Saturday night (March 20) as he went from last to first in the stretch to post an $11.20 upset in a seasonal-best 1:56....read on

Our Majordan A Debuts A Winner

March 20, 2021:

Our Majordan A, who took a record of 1:47.3 at The Meadowlands in 2020, made an impressive 2021 debut at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday (March 20)....read on

Riverdancing Diva Persists In GLADA

March 20, 2021:

In what turned out to be a hotly contested event, Emanuel Miller went down the road and rebuffed all challengers while hustling Riverdancing Diva to a 1:57.4 victory in a prelim for the Great Lakes Amateur Drivers Association (GLADA) Trot at Northfield Park on Saturday night (March 20th)....read on

Burke, Brennan Click Again At Freehold

March 20, 2021:

Last week, trainer Ron Burke and driver George Brennan won the Preferred Handicap pace at Freehold Raceway with the favourite from the outside post. For Saturday's (March 20) edition, it was like déjà vu....read on

First 1:50 Mile Of 2021 At Pocono

March 20, 2021:

The temperature finally got to 50 degrees on Saturday afternoon, the first day of Spring, at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and the Mach Three gelding J M Mandamin was the first horse to post a local 1:50 mile this season in taking the $14,000 fast-class pacing feature....read on

Woodbine Asks For Clearance To Race

March 20, 2021:

Trot Insider has obtained copies of the letters sent by Woodbine Entertainment to both the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto asking for officials to permit live horse racing while a region is placed under the Grey 'Lockdown' Zone of the province's COVID-19 Response Framework....read on

The Little Engine That Could

March 20, 2021:

“If you look at him, he’s so small you would never think he’d be the warrior racehorse he’s been. Dave and I bought him late in his three-year-old year, hoping to have a nice horse and he’s far exceeded our expectations.”...read on

SC Rewind: Picture Parade

March 20, 2021:

This week's Rewind is another edition of Picture Parade with all of the photos having a similar theme. You look them over and if you choose to play along, then send in your best guess....read on

Vote For The Best Pepsi N.A. Cup

March 20, 2021:

We continue the second round of our March Madness-style tournament to determine the best Pepsi North America Cup of all time as voted by you, the fans of harness racing...read on

Red-Hot Hoerdt Triples At Fraser

March 20, 2021:

Most recently named the recipient as the O'Brien Award of Horsemanship, Kelly Hoerdt continued his hot start to the season at Fraser Downs with another multiple-win performance on Friday (March 19)....read on

Meadowlands Retains Five Stones

March 20, 2021:

With the Harness Racing Integrity Act still in development, Jeff Gural, the president of The Meadowlands, has retained the services of Five Stones Intelligence, Inc. to help maintain the integrity of the sport at all Gural properties including Vernon and Tioga Downs....read on

Snowshoe Sequel In The Books

March 19, 2021:

Make It Come True dug himself a deep hole early in Friday’s quest to repeat in the Snowshoe Pacing Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park, but thanks to a ferocious rush in deep stretch he managed to find the finish line in time for Team Hensley....read on

Hot Combo Dominates At Miami Valley

March 19, 2021:

The combination of owner-breeder Emerald Highlands Farm, trainer Tim Lane and driver Tyler Smith teamed up for a hat trick on Friday at Miami Valley Raceway, winning all three of the races they entered. For Smith, the trio of winning drives on Lane-trained mares were three of a total of five he notched on the night....read on

Distaffers Do Battle In Matchmaker

March 19, 2021:

Having gained enormous respect from her blowout victory in the opening leg of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series, Alexa Skye had a much easier time putting away her rivals on Friday night, capturing the first of three $35,000 divisions at Yonkers Raceway in a 1:53.4 clocking....read on

Buttermilk Hanover Perfect In Preferred

March 19, 2021:

Post seven proved to be no problem for Buttermilk Hanover, who was sent off as the favourite and then delivered a winning effort in Friday’s $10,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 3 for pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Zendt Memorial Pace To Pretty Ricki

March 19, 2021:

His late kick fell short in the series’ preliminary legs, but Pretty Ricki found a new gear Friday at The Meadows to overpower the leaders and capture the $18,750 championship of the Wilbur Zendt Memorial Pace for three- and four-year-old males....read on

Life Well Lived Finest At Freehold

March 19, 2021:

Life Well Lived went into the Friday (March 19) feature at Freehold Raceway looking for revenge. Last week, he set the tempo in the Preferred Handicap trot, only to fade in the stretch. This time, he sought to seal the deal on the front end....read on

Equine Herpes Reported In Ontario

March 19, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that an equine facility in Ontario has reported a confirmed EHV-1 infection causing neurologic disease for the fifth time this year....read on

Sophomores Sort Themselves Out

March 19, 2021:

The three-year-old pacers will get another chance at some big money this weekend at Cal-Expo with a pair of $15,000 California Sire Stakes up for grabs....read on

Fan Appreciation Weekend At Hoosier

March 19, 2021:

Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is set to kick off its 28th season of live harness racing with a Fan Appreciation Weekend on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27....read on

Mohawk Training Sign-Up Details

March 19, 2021:

Woodbine Mohawk Park has released the latest sign-up information for training next week at the Campbellville oval....read on

Deters Finds A Diamond In The Rough

March 19, 2021:

When trainer Mike Deters purchased pacer Hesa Kingslayer N last year, he was told the gelding might be a diamond in the rough....read on

Vote For The Best North America Cup

March 19, 2021:

We've reached the Sweet 16 as voting continues to determine the best Pepsi North America Cup of all time...read on

Catching Up With Goodtimes

March 19, 2021:

"He couldn't have been a greater blessing to our family, really."...read on

Bettor Trix N Upsets In Preferred

March 18, 2021:

A change of scenery and a ground-saving trip for most of the mile helped Bettor Trix N post an upset victory in Thursday’s featured $10,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 3 for pacers at Flamboro Downs....read on

'Ruby' Repeats In Blizzard Series

March 18, 2021:

The second leg of the Blizzard Pacing Series went postward in the form of two divisions on Thursday at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and a second straight victory by Ruby On Rails has put her in position to sweep the event....read on

Seven Straight For Whiskey Blu

March 18, 2021:

Whiskey Blu easily captured the $19,750 championship of the Dale McConnell Memorial Trot Thursday at The Meadows to stretch his career unbeaten streak to seven and complete a sweep of the series for three- and four-year-old stallion, colt and gelding trotters....read on

Notice Regarding Breathalyzer Testing

March 18, 2021:

As an update to the March 2020 Industry Notice on the use of the breathalyzer, the AGCO has developed an interim measure to incorporate another tool to maintain the Human Alcohol and Drug Program to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

'The Nicest Horse I've Ever Owned'

March 18, 2021:

“I’ve had some nice horses, but I’m the odd man out in this partnership. Milt has had way more nice horses than me and Enviro has had Breeders Crown winners. This is the nicest horse I’ve ever owned. Seeing him going to the gate every time, particularly if he has a decent chance of winning, is very exciting.”...read on

Standardbred Aftercare Orgs. To Receive Sale Proceeds

March 18, 2021:

The nearly $15,000 proceeds from the sale of seasonal breedings sold Jan. 18, 2021 at the Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands are being distributed to various Standardbred aftercare organizations and facilities.

Michelle and Albert Crawford of Crawford Farms, LLC donated the breedings to help jump-start the aftercare programs that are always in need of supplies and revenue....read on

'Philly' Announces New Betting Menu

March 18, 2021:

Horseplayers will be greeted by a refreshed, bettor-friendly wagering menu when Harrah's Philadelphia opens its 2021 season on April 2....read on

Meadowlands Stakes Policy On Sold Horses

March 18, 2021:

The Meadowlands, Tioga & Vernon Downs are announcing policy regarding the horses of which a majority interest of more than fifty percent is held by those owners affected by the press release of March 6....read on

GSY Accepting Members

March 18, 2021:

You watch The Meadowlands races week after week, and you can’t help but wonder: Could I be out there? Maybe you could....read on

Matchmaker, Borgata Series Continue

March 18, 2021:

The second legs of both the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series for open pacing mares and the MGM Borgata Series for free-for-all pacers are ahead at Yonkers Raceway on Friday (March 19) and Monday (March 22), respectively....read on

Vote For The Best Pepsi N.A. Cup

March 18, 2021:

We've reached the final first round bracket as voting continues to determine the best Pepsi North America Cup of all time...read on


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