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Breeders Crown Elims Underway

October 20, 2017:

The first wave of Breeders Crown eliminations are underway at Hoosier Park featuring the sport's top fillies and mares. Trot Insider will be providing ongoing coverage of all the action here throughout the night....read on

Metro Winner To Change Barns

October 20, 2017:

"My grandkids called us at 2:30 a.m. and couldn’t believe we were eating soup from a gas station, while trying to get a couple hours of sleep instead of having a nice dinner to celebrate winning such a big race."...read on

Susan Grange Passes

October 20, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred owner and Canadian equestrian icon Susan 'Sue' Grange of Cheltenham, Ont. has passed away at the age of 63....read on

Pappy Go Go Aims For Perfection

October 20, 2017:

Pappy Go Go continues his quest for history in the Maritime Breeder's final Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Painted Desert Favoured At Summerside

October 20, 2017:

The Sunday afternoon feature is a wide open affair for the field of seven top pacers at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Pick 8 Super Final Contest Winners

October 20, 2017:

Sandra Shea of Pictou, N.S., grabbed the first place prize of $1,000 in the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Pick 8 Online Handicapping Contest on the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Super Finals...read on

Sophomore Rivalry Renews Saturday

October 20, 2017:

“Times don’t matter much. What matters is who you beat not how fast you beat them."...read on

Horwath Seeks Fort Erie Support

October 20, 2017:

During a media scrum this week at the Fort Erie Race Track, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said that a long-term solution for racing at the historic Fort Erie track and the entire provincial racing industry should be a priority....read on

Aftercare Organizations Awarded $46,000

October 20, 2017:

The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) authorized disbursement of $46,000 to three 501(c)(3) non-profit racehorse adoption, retirement and repurposing organizations at its August meeting....read on

Hoosier Classic Sale Now Underway

October 20, 2017:

The 2017 edition of the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale is now underway. The sale is being conducted at the Indiana State Fairgrounds with the first of two sessions slated for Friday (October 20)....read on

Anthony Abbatiello Passes

October 20, 2017:

Anthony T. Abbatiello, a harness racing leader for several decades who was a member of the sport's Hall of Fame, died Thursday (Oct. 19) at his home in Colts Neck, N.J, after complications from heart failure. He was 89....read on

Mare An 'Extreme' Life Changer

October 20, 2017:

It’s hard to believe that one race could make such an enormous difference, but to Trent Stohler, being part of Extreme Velocity’s upset victory in the 1997 Breeders Crown Mare Pace was a life-changing experience....read on

Rookies Impress On Opening Night

October 20, 2017:

The 2017-18 Woodbine Standardbred Fall-Winter meet got underway Thursday evening with an exciting 10-race card....read on

'Percy' Proves Moore Right

October 19, 2017:

One year ago this time, Dr. Ian Moore had a decision to make on a yearling from a family he'd had success with in the past. His $110,000 commitment to 2016 yearling Percy Bluechip has paid off handsomely with his first OSS Super Final and a solid chance for his first Breeders Crown trophy....read on

Walter Case Discusses His Return

October 19, 2017:

The last time Walter Case Jr. drove in a pari-mutuel horse race was during the fall of 2008. Although he is almost a full decade removed from that comeback, the polarizing pilot has been listed on multiple horses for this coming weekend’s cards of racing....read on

Marino Dominates At Fraser Downs

October 20, 2017:

Four stakes went postward Thursday evening at Fraser Downs and trainer/driver Jim Marino went into ‘Beast Mode’ and won three of them....read on

Eagle Jolt Wins Red Shores Feature

October 19, 2017:

Eagle Jolt contributed to what has become a common night for P.E.I.'s top trainer-driver during the Thursday evening card at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Six For MacKenzie At Flamboro

October 19, 2017:

To say Paul MacKenzie was on fire to start the Thursday evening program at Flamboro Downs would be the understatement of the night....read on

The Thrill Of The Breeders Crown

October 19, 2017:

“It’s pretty exciting (having a horse racing in the Breeders Crown). Just to be part of it, to have a horse that’s even considered good enough to put in the entry box, is the first thing. You sit and watch it on TV year after year and to have one that’s good enough to think about putting in is pretty cool."...read on

No Breeders Crown For Pasithea Face

October 19, 2017:

It has been announced that Pasithea Face has been scratched from the $250,000 Breeders Crown Mare Trot....read on

Team Effort Helping Hoosier Rise

October 19, 2017:

“Economic impact studies show that racing has a value of over a billion dollars a year to the Indiana state economy, and that’s an important responsibility on our part to make sure that we treat racing with the respect it deserves.”...read on

Mohawk Per-Race Handle Rises

October 19, 2017:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced that per-race handle for the recently concluded meet at Mohawk Racetrack was up eight per cent....read on

Resolve To Stand In Ontario

October 19, 2017:

World Champion and O'Brien Award winner Resolve, the fastest and richest son of champion sire Muscle Hill in North America, will be retired to stud at the conclusion of the racing season and stand stud in Ontario....read on

Brown: Court Documents "Explosive"

October 18, 2017:

Ontario PC Party leader Patrick Brown has commented on the documents filed in the Standardbred breeders lawsuit against the province of Ontario and the OLG that planned for the "collapse" of the horse racing industry with the decision to end the slots-at-racetracks partnership....read on

Last Call For Calendar Submissions

October 4, 2017:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club Team is publishing a 2018 calendar on the 'Heart of Harness Racing' and we need your photo contributions!...read on

Final Two Inverness Cards Cancelled

October 19, 2017:

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission has announced that the final two cards of Inverness Raceway’s 2017 live meet have been cancelled....read on

Allan McCarty Passes

October 19, 2017:

Western New York Horseman Allan McCarty passed away on Monday, October 16 at the age of 67....read on

Many Events Leading Up To The ‘Crown’

October 19, 2017:

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will kick off the 2017 Breeders Crown with a full week of events leading up to the championship races on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28....read on

Key Hopes For More Crown Success

October 18, 2017:

Bob Key has been a longtime participant in the Breeders Crown and an ardent supporter of the Grand Circuit. He knows what it takes to win at the sport’s top level and appreciates the opportunities for success....read on

Equine Guelph To Offer Online Course

October 18, 2017:

Equine Guelph announces the free offering of the new ‘Gut Health & Colic Prevention’ online course to the first 50 grooms and trainers to register from each racing sector in Ontario: Standardbred, Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing....read on

Celebration Of Life For Diane Twasnick

October 18, 2017:

The family and friends of Diane Twasnick have announced details for a Celebration Of Life on Sunday, October 29....read on

Nihilator, Catch Drivers, And The Birth Of The Breeders Crown

October 18, 2017:

“We had pretty much turned him (Nihilator) out for the season. Then (owner) Lou Guida called and said that this Breeders Crown was an important race and that we should go there with his horse Nihilator.”...read on

New SC Rulebook Committee Members Announced

October 18, 2017:

The Standardbred Canada National Rulebook committee conducted its first meeting on September 29, 2017 where the committee agreed to begin work on creating a national rule book for Standardbred horse racing....read on

Updated: Francis ‘Frank’ O'Toole Passes

August 10, 2017:

Longtime horseman Francis ‘Frank’ O'Toole, of Puslinch, Ont., passed away on Friday, August 4 at the age of 59, and arrangements have now been announced....read on

Ontario Resident Mare Forms Mailed

October 18, 2017:

Ontario Racing would like to inform broodmare owners that mare enrollment forms and renewal forms for the Ontario Resident Mare program have been mailed for the 2018 foal year....read on

Juravinski Inducted To Hamilton Hall

October 18, 2017:

Canadian Standardbred industry icon Charles ‘Charlie’ Juravinski, the philanthropic founder of Flamboro Downs, was inducted into the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday (October 17)....read on

Taking Our Industry Back

October 18, 2017:

"Maybe this spring when our clients want to get away they choose the Meadows again rather than Vegas, or Disneyworld? When else could Pittsburgh ever compete in that way? Now imagine if there 50 or 100 stables working with all tracks and casinos in that manner? What would our grandstands and affiliate casino attendance look like?"....read on

Breeders Crown’s Male Elims Set

October 17, 2017:

Breeders Crown eliminations for male pacers and trotters will be held Saturday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, with harness racing’s No. 1-ranked star, Fear The Dragon, leading the way....read on

Schneider Wins September Zoom

October 17, 2017:

Congratulations to Cassidy Schneider of Arthur, Ont., who is the winner of the September Zoom Photography Challenge featuring the ‘Meet My Horse’ theme....read on

Norman Kennedy Passes; Arrangements Set

October 17, 2017:

Officials with the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association have informed Trot Insider of the passing of horseman Norm Kennedy....read on

Johnson Wins Share In A Racehorse

October 17, 2017:

Susan Johnson of Waterdown, Ont., just became involved in harness horse ownership thanks to the Win A Share in A Racehorse promotion sponsored by the Ontario Sires Stakes in conjunction with the London Selected Yearling Sale....read on

Straatman’s Big Year

October 17, 2017:

The last horse had just finished selling early Sunday evening at the inaugural London Selected Yearling Sale and the huge smile on the face of the sale’s co-manager was more than enough to indicate it had been a heck of an auction....read on

SC Welcomes Tax Rate Drop

October 17, 2017:

As a voting associate board member, Standardbred Canada has been working with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) by providing feedback to CFA as it pertains to the taxation proposals....read on

Consignors Thrilled With London Selected Yearling Sale

October 16, 2017:

The inaugural London Selected Yearling Sale was the talk of the Ontario Standardbred scene this past weekend, as strong gross sales and a better than expected average made the endeavour a success. Trot Insider has reached out to consignors for their feedback, and to say that they are happy is an understatement....read on

Woodbine Draw Schedule Released

October 16, 2017:

The Mohawk Racetrack race office would like to remind horsepeople of the draw schedule for the upcoming Woodbine Racetrack meet....read on

London Selected Yearling Sale Complete

October 15, 2017:

Mohawk Seelster fetched the highest price of the second session of the London Selected Yearling Sale as the inaugural two-day sale concluded in London, Ont. on Sunday (October 15)....read on

SC Rewind: When Horse Was King

October 14, 2017:

This week's Rewind is a bit different from the usual; it's all about horses but with less to do with actual harness racing. Robert has penned a mainly pictorial piece that shows a wide variety of horse types that once provided our forefathers with a wide range of services....read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program Update

October 5, 2017:

The Quebec Jockey Club has announced some changes to the province’s mare residency program for the 2017 breeding season....read on

Tax Proposals Discussed In Ottawa

September 28, 2017:

As a voting associate board member, Standardbred Canada has been working with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and is providing feedback to CFA as it pertains to the taxation proposals....read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program

September 6, 2017:

The 2017 Enrollment forms for the Quebec Mare Residency Program are now available....read on

Are You & Your Horse Ready To Race?

July 3, 2017:

Do you have a horse that will be qualifying for the first time this year, or for the first time ever? Do you have your paperwork in order?...read on


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