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Faves Falter In Blizzard Opener

January 17, 2019:

The weatherman says a blizzard could touch down in the area on Saturday, but there was a Blizzard sighting Thursday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park as the oval featured round one of the Blizzard Series for female pacers....read on

‘Rose’ Rolls To Preferred Score

January 17, 2019:

April Rose brought her ‘A’ game to Flamboro Downs on Thursday evening for Team Hensley, and as a result she front-stepped to an eye-catching victory in the featured $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap for trotters....read on

Jogger Missing From Mohawk Park

January 17, 2019:

Trot Insider has learned that a jogger was mistakenly taken at Mohawk Park following Thursday afternoon’s qualifiers....read on

Woodbine Grandstand To Re-Open Friday

January 17, 2019:

The Woodbine Racetrack grandstand is set to re-open tomorrow morning, Friday, January 18, at 7 a.m. following Thursday's closure as a result of a water main break that occurred due to construction on the property....read on

The Raceway Issues Payout Statement

January 17, 2019:

The Raceway at the Western Fair District has issued a statement regarding an exactor payout from the Wednesday (January 16) program that was lower than the win payout on the first-place horse....read on

2019 OSS Schedule Released

January 17, 2019:

The Ontario Sires Stakes has released the 2019 OSS schedule and it is now available for viewing online....read on

Racing Asks New IL Gov. For Support

January 17, 2019:

As Gov. JB Pritzker takes the helm in Illinois, horsepeople throughout the state are urging his administration to include horse racing and its enormous contribution to the agribusiness industry when they explore new avenues to expand gaming....read on

‘Big M’ Italian Wine Dinner Postponed

January 17, 2019:

Due to the impending winter weather on Saturday, January 19, the Meadowlands Racetrack has rescheduled its Italian Wine Dinner....read on

William ‘Bill’ Graham Passes

January 17, 2019:

The Ontario horse racing community is mourning the loss of Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, Thoroughbred Builder, William ‘Bill’ Graham, who passed away on January 15....read on

Bargain Mare Paying Dividends

January 17, 2019:

“I’m not sure why other people really didn’t go after her. I don’t think the guy who had her realized the potential. She’s really a natural. She’s loves to race.”...read on

Mohawk’s 2019 Stakes Schedule

January 17, 2019:

On Thursday, January 17, Woodbine Entertainment unveiled Woodbine Mohawk Park’s $16 million Standardbred stakes schedule for the 2019 season. The upcoming schedule has generally remained the same, except for a few important changes that have been instituted....read on

Miller: Trolley Is Ready To Roll

January 17, 2019:

“He was a real immature horse early. He was a big horse — big, strong horse — he just wasn’t ready to go young. As he got older, he kept getting better and better. He showed some real talent, so we kept hanging on with him.”...read on

Fan Favourite To Take Career Bow

January 17, 2019:

“He’s starting to tell me that it’s time to retire… He is a very sweet horse with a kind soul who gave 110 per cent on the track every time he raced.”...read on

Mare Deadline For New Jersey Program

January 17, 2019:

Owners of mares in foal that are based in New Jersey are reminded that the deadline to register a mare for the 2019 foaling season to the New Jersey’s Standardbred Development Fund is January 31....read on

Dr. Martin Luther King Pace Friday

January 17, 2019:

The Meadowlands Racetrack will honour the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a special event this Friday night (Jan. 18), as it will host a race that will feature African-American drivers exclusively....read on

OHHA Executive Committee Elected

January 17, 2019:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association Board of Directors met on Wednesday, January 16 to elect the officers and executive committee for 2019....read on

Napier’s Hard Work Pays Off

January 17, 2019:

“Her horses are never shorted on the care that I expect for them and that is required. She can’t stay away from her horses. She truly loves them and takes incredible pride in their accomplishments.”...read on

Auciello An 'Exhilarated' Finalist

January 17, 2019:

Fresh off one of his best seasons, trainer Carmen Auciello will attend his first O'Brien Awards ceremony as a finalist thanks to the consistent and successful efforts of a special lady in his life....read on

Merriman Reaches 11,000 Wins

January 16, 2019:

Aaron Merriman scored the 11,000th win of his driving career while driving Brooklynite in Northfield Park’s 10th race on Wednesday (Jan. 16)....read on

E L Rock Upsets, Five For Harris

January 16, 2019:

Despite being saddled with a back-row start and stalled cover, E L Rock ($22.70) lifted to collar odds-on favourite Nebraska Jack in the $6,900 conditioned trotting feature on a frigid Wednesday evening (Jan. 16) at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

USTA District 7 Meeting, PA Fair Banquet At Bedford Saturday

January 16, 2019:

The annual meeting of the U.S. Trotting Association’s District 7, which encompasses Pennsylvania, will be held this Saturday afternoon (Jan. 19) at 2 p.m. at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort, followed by the annual Pennsylvania Fairs Awards Banquet, to be held that evening in the same location....read on

Lather Up To Race At Four

January 16, 2019:

In a statistical rarity, the aged pacing division for 2019 will include the four richest sophomore pacers from 2018. Even more impressive, three of those horses -- including O'Brien Award finalist Lather Up -- are stud horses that could have retired to the stallion ranks....read on

Smitten With Kissin In The Sand

January 16, 2019:

“She came on to be a monster. She didn’t put in a bad race. She never really threw in a bad race. She was just as consistent as heck. It’s just a great feeling to be part of a horse like that.”...read on

‘Post Time’ Preview

January 16, 2019:

Officials with ‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ have sent out a preview of the upcoming episode of the show....read on

Anticipation Over NJ Racing Support Bill

January 16, 2019:

In New Jersey, the anticipation over the horse racing support legislation that is working its way through the political system is palpable. Tracks and horsepeople in the state are patiently waiting for the next shoe to drop in order to make their 2019 racing plans....read on

Awards Doled Out In Delaware

January 16, 2019:

This past Friday (Jan. 11), the Delaware Standardbred Owners Association held its 22nd annual awards dinner. The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund champions were also honoured during the evening....read on

New Name For Rare Filly

January 16, 2019:

It was announced this past fall that a rare filly in the Maritimes was in need of a name, and Trot Insider has been informed that, after a ‘name the foal’ contest was conducted, the young pacer now has a new handle....read on

Buffalo Meet To Commence January 30

January 16, 2019:

Buffalo Raceway’s upcoming meet of live racing is scheduled to get underway on Wednesday, January 30, and the track has issued an overview of the upcoming happenings at the upstate New York facility....read on

Spicey Victor Victorious Once More

January 15, 2019:

Tied for second in single-season wins last year, Spicey Victor returned to the winner's circle in his first start of 2019 when winning an $8,500 claiming trot at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Tuesday, Jan. 15....read on

Horse Wins After Three-Year Layoff

January 15, 2019:

After making just his eighth start in the last five years, 13-year-old Blazing Sakra made his return to the racetrack in a big way in January 9 at The Raceway at the Western Fair District....read on

ATSS 2019 Stallion Registration Reminder

January 15, 2019:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association would like to remind stallion owners and lessees that the deadline to register a stallion with the Atlantic Sires Stakes program for the 2019 breeding season, without paying a late fee, is January 31....read on

2019 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 15, 2019:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2019 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

George Knackmuhs Passes

January 15, 2019:

George A. Knackmuhs, 76, of West Salem, IL, passed away on Friday, January 11 at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, IL....read on

‘Big M’s Chili Cook Off Details

January 15, 2019:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have announced the details of the track’s upcoming Homestyle Chili Cook Off, which will be the fourth annual edition of the event....read on

Woodbine's Busy Year, Exciting Future

January 15, 2019:

“Reflecting back on the year that was, it’s remarkable to think of all that was accomplished and started in 2018… we remain laser-focused on our sole mandate of sustaining and growing the horse racing industry in Ontario.”...read on

“It’s Not Really Just My Award”

January 15, 2019:

“If I didn’t have all these people working with me, I wouldn’t do any good… And then you need to have owners that support you… I’m lucky to have owners that support me a hundred per cent.”...read on

First Round Of $250,000 In Funding Announced By Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation

January 15, 2019:

As part of the commitment of Tioga Downs and owner Jeff Gural, Tioga Downs was pleased to host its very first cheque presentation ceremony officially announcing the recipients of the first $250,000 in funding through the Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation, a non-profit organization that reviews and selects applications for grant funding....read on

Edward ‘Fuzzy’ Morgan Passes

January 15, 2019:

Standardbred horseman Edward ‘Fuzzy’ Morgan, 74, passed away on Sunday, January 13 at the Oneida Center in Utica, N.Y....read on

Davis Captures Handicapping Qualifier

January 15, 2019:

Stephanie Davis of Brooklyn, NY captured the January 12 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier presented by Derby Wars at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Northfield Guarantees Tues. Exotic Pool

January 15, 2019:

Officials with Northfield Park have announced that the track will be offering a pool guarantee for the 20-cent Super High Five during the Tuesday evening (Jan. 15) program of live racing....read on

Guaranteed Yonkers Pick 5 Pool Tues.

January 15, 2019:

Officials with Yonkers Raceway have issued a reminder that the track’s Tuesday evening (Jan. 15) program will feature a guaranteed pool for the Pick 5 wager....read on

Is This Emoticon Hanover's Year?

January 15, 2019:

Is this, finally, Emoticon Hanover's year at the O'Brien Awards? Trainer Luc Blais certainly hopes so....read on

The 'Big M' Adds Integrity Clause

January 15, 2019:

On Tuesday, January 15, officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack announced that the track has added a new integrity clause to the conditions for some Meadowlands-administered stakes....read on

Yonkers Offers $15k Pick-5 Guarantee

January 14, 2019:

A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Tuesday evening’s Pick 5 wager starts with a carryover of $5,943.61 and a $15,000 guaranteed pool. The guarantee is in conjunction with the U.S. Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program....read on

Productive Pauly Wally Wins Again

January 14, 2019:

The Dean Nixon-trained Pauly Wally made a strong push in the late stages of 2018 and as a result finished the year with a trio of top-two finishes, and it’s been more of the same for the pacer since the calendar switched over to 2019....read on

Preferred Tally For P L Jill

January 14, 2019:

A jump in class didn’t stop P L Jill from making a round trip to victory lane Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Claim To Fame Continues At Miami Valley

January 14, 2019:

Another pair of 'Claim To Fame' late-closing series got underway at Miami Valley Raceway on Monday afternoon as two divisions of $8000 claiming mares and two divisions of $15,000 claiming trotters went postward....read on

Standardbreds Set Loose, One Drowns

January 14, 2019:

It has been reported that a man has been arrested after setting 15 Standardbred racehorses loose from their stalls, one of which ended up drowning in a nearby body of water....read on

Hello Carlo Answers The Call

January 14, 2019:

A freak accident, a grieving 11-year-old, and a thoughtful Standardbred racehorse owner have combined to produce a touching story that showcases how retired harness horses can play important roles beyond their racing days....read on

Yonkers Monday Double Draw

January 14, 2019:

Officials with Yonkers Raceway have issued a reminder in regard to a double draw that is taking place today (Monday, January 14)....read on


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