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Setback For Wakizashi Hanover

May 1, 2016:

As the older pacing group starts to hit the racetrack and make headlines, one of the horses expected to make a major splash in that group will have his debut pushed back...if he makes it at all....read on

Meet May's Calendar Photographer

May 1, 2016:

"I saw him sniffing one time and I thought 'I'll have to get a picture of that!' I was lucky enough to come across it one time and have my camera ready."...read on

Callahan Wins Six At The Meadowlands

May 1, 2016:

With many of the regulars racing at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, driver Corey Callahan took full advantage and won six races on the 12-race program at the Meadowlands Saturday night....read on

Yonkers Opens To 'Major' And 'Money'

May 1, 2016:

Season-debuting Artistic Major (Brent Holland, $15.40) and odds-on Meladys Monet (Jason Bartlett, $3.30) shared the Saturday night glory, winning Yonkers Raceway’s co-featured $40,000 Open Handicaps.

The week’s marquee pace had a different look, with many of the just-concluded George Morton Levy Series participants getting some well-deserved R&R....read on

Nickle Bag The Nation’s Fastest

May 1, 2016:

The majority of the public’s money went on the nose of State Treasurer in Saturday’s $34,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers at Mohawk Racetrack, but Nickle Bag rained on the favourite’s parade thanks to his eye-catching score in 1:49 – the fastest mile of the season in Canada....read on

'Panache' Repeats; MacDonald Wins Five

April 30, 2016:

JK Panache sustained a first-over bid to wear down the odds-on Fireyourguns in Saturday evening's featured $8,500 Open Handicap Pace at Vernon Downs, while driver John MacDonald captured five of the evening's 13 races....read on

Buffalo Open To China Dream

April 30, 2016:

It was a trip that China Dream couldn't have drawn up any better as the five-year-old gelding tied his lifetime mark of 1:54 thanks to his win in Saturday’s $10,000 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway....read on

Freaky Feet Pete Repeats

April 30, 2016:

On a chilly night in Indiana, odds-on favourites were hot at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as both of the heavy favourites delivered in Saturday’s $21,000 featured trot and pace....read on

Eagle Jolt Jogs In Main Event

April 30, 2016:

Eagle Jolt and driver Marc Campbell won Saturday night’s feature race in 1:57.3 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Gotmoneyinmypocket Romps In Hackett

April 30, 2016:

Gotmoneyinmypocket put money in owners Jerry Zosel and Kathy Ratcliff’s pockets Saturday evening at Miami Valley Raceway capturing the $35,000 James K. Hackett Memorial championship in impressive fashion....read on

Narrow Score For Seventh Secret

April 30, 2016:

Seventh Secret worked out a cozy pocket trip, then blew by the leader in deep stretch to capture Saturday’s $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows....read on

Pennsylvania's Finest Flaunt It

April 30, 2016:

Three $20,000 eliminations for next Saturday evening’s inaugural $313,800 Miss Pennsylvania Pace for PA-sired three-year-old pacing fillies were held Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with the pocket the racing position to be in, as all three winners rallied from the two-hole – one outside, the other two inside up the famed “Pocono Pike.”...read on

Flamboro Feature To Duncs Diamond

April 30, 2016:

Duncs Diamond survived a first-over trip en route to capturing Saturday’s $10,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 at Flamboro Downs....read on

Hechkoff Delivers In Billings

April 30, 2016:

If there’s one thing that Bob “the Headhunter” Hechkoff learned since he became an amateur driver is that when you have the best horse in a race go the front, control the race, and make the others try to catch you....read on

Bill Davis Passes; Arrangements Set

April 30, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime horseman Bill Davis of Langley, B.C. has passed away at the age of 54....read on

Trotters Prep For Elitlopp Playoff

April 30, 2016:

The Meadowlands' racetrack was abuzz this morning as some of the top older horses and three-year-olds were prepping for upcoming stakes. A dozen qualifiers began at 9:30 a.m. on a dry track under clear skies with little wind and the temperature in the 50’s....read on

Hippodrome 3R Ready For Opener

April 30, 2016:

The finishing touches are all in place as the Hippodrome 3R opens for live racing in 2016 on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1970's

April 30, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind, Robert Smith takes a look back at some of the personalities and events from the decade of the 1970's in the ongoing monthly feature 'Years Ago'....read on

Double Duty For Frank Salive

April 30, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that announcer Frank Salive will be the regular racecaller for one of Ontario's racetracks this coming summer, and a special guest at another next month....read on

Mighty Mouse Makes It Five In A Row

April 30, 2016:

Mighty Mouse closed out Friday night's (April 29) card of harness racing at The Raceway at the Western Fair District with her fifth straight victory and a new lifetime mark....read on

Katie Said Repeats At Meadowlands

April 29, 2016:

Katie Said was barely heard in the early going, but spoke loud and clear through the stretch Friday night, powering past her foes for a second straight week in the $25,000 Open Handicap Pace for fillies and mares at The Meadowlands....read on

Lucid Thoughts Prevails In Open Trot

April 29, 2016:

A fast pace and a tracking trip both proved beneficial for the J P Stables' Lucid Thoughts ($20.40), as he had ample late trot to just nab defending Open winner Stirling Cadet in Friday (April 29) evening's $9,000 Open Handicap Trot at Vernon Downs....read on

Ubettorbeturlife Defeats Distaffers

April 29, 2016:

Ubettorbeturlife turned in a gutsy performance to take home top honours in the featured event, a $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, April 29....read on

Upset Winners In Princess Series

April 29, 2016:

The second round of the Princess Series highlighted racing action Friday night (April 29) at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Al Raza Triumphs In Yonkers Open

April 29, 2016:

Al Raza N (Mark MacDonald, $13) roared through the lane Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Queen Ann M Wins Hackett Filly Final

April 29, 2016:

The Ohio stakes season kicked into high gear at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night (April 29) as Queen Ann M (Chris Page) captured the $35,000 championship leg of the James K. Hackett Memorial for Buckeye-bred sophomore pacing fillies....read on

Campanile Continues Her Winning Ways

April 29, 2016:

Campanile went coast to coast in Friday’s feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

David MacPhail Passes

April 29, 2016:

David W. MacPhail, a longtime Prince Edward Island horse owner, passed away suddenly at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Thursday, April 28. He was 75....read on

Balmoral Auction Ajourned Pending Offer

April 29, 2016:

Loeb Winternitz Industrial Auctioneers and Yellen Partners, the company that conducted the auction to liquidate the assets in the bankruptcy proceedings for Balmoral Racing Club Inc. on Wednesday, April 27, have posted a notice on its website indicating that all bids have been put on hold pending a hearing to consider a bulk offer for Balmoral's real estate and all tangible personal property....read on

Beattie On ‘Spot’ And NB Dates

April 29, 2016:

A total of 12 horses will be spread out over four qualifying races this Saturday (April 30) at Fredericton Raceway. One of those horses, Spots Shadow, is in to qualify for trainer Gary Beattie, who has been profiled by The Daily Gleaner ahead of the qualifying session....read on

Jim Croll Passes

April 29, 2016:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Jim Croll of Priceville, Ont. passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the age of 72....read on

Red Shores' Saturday Card Set

April 29, 2016:

The field is set for the feature event this Saturday at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time for the 14-dash program will be 6 p.m. The top class is scheduled to post at 9:20 p.m....read on

Post-Race Meeting At Truro On Sunday

April 29, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that a meeting will take place at Truro Raceway a half-hour after the track's live program of racing concludes on Sunday, May 1....read on

No Pan Intended Passes

April 29, 2016:

Triple Crown winner No Pan Intended has passed away after a freak accident at Oakwood Stud on Friday morning (April 29). He was 16....read on

‘Cup’ Eligible Closes In :25.1

April 29, 2016:

A pair of three-year-olds that are eligible to the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup were victorious in their qualifying miles Friday morning (April 29) at Mohawk Racetrack. The 10-race session also featured the charted return of one of the speediest ‘glamour boys’ from the 2015 season....read on

'History' Favoured At The Big M Saturday

April 29, 2016:

This Saturday’s 12-race card at the Meadowlands Racetrack features a solid group of eight older pacers in Race 7, which will be contested for a purse of $17,500....read on

Summer Student / Intern Wanted

April 29, 2016:

Do you eat, sleep and breathe harness racing? Are you an expert or advanced user on Social Media tools? Do you have ideas and opinions on how to engage people in harness racing?

If this sounds like you and you feel like you have the potential to be an outstanding Ambassador for Canadian harness racing, read on!...read on

Fantasy Winner Eyes Big Prize

April 29, 2016:

Lifelong racing fan Rick Kalina of Strongsville, Ohio, is looking forward to this weekend’s World Harness Handicapping Championship at The Meadowlands, with his sights squarely set on the $20,000 grand prize....read on

Confidence In Freaky Feet Pete

April 29, 2016:

“The four-year-old year is always the toughest. There are a lot of good horses out there, but I think he’ll be able to hold his own. So far he’s done everything we’ve asked him to do. It should be a lot of fun.”...read on

Inverness Qualifiers Announced

April 29, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that qualifying sessions have been scheduled for Inverness Raceway. It is important that horsepeople are aware that a Standardbred Canada field representative will be on hand to conduct business....read on

Clifford Garland Passes

April 28, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned longtime horseman Clifford Garland passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Carbonear General Hospital on Wednesday, April 27. He was 89 years old....read on

'Richard' Rolls In Flamboro Feature

April 28, 2016:

Call Me Richard rolled to the front and never looked back for driver J Harris in Thursday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 Handicap for trotters at Flamboro Downs....read on

Horses And A Housewife

April 28, 2016:

If you’re not going to Churchill Downs in Louisville for the Kentucky Derby, Empire City Casino is the place for New Yorkers to watch the “Run for the Roses.”...read on

Upset City For Imacrazynewyorker

April 28, 2016:

It was a Thursday afternoon of favourites prevailing at Saratoga Casino Hotel, then along came longshot Imacrazynewyorker. He posted not only the biggest price of the year at the Spa, but the biggest win payoff in a couple of seasons....read on

Wanaka Clicks In Celias Counsel

April 28, 2016:

Despite being parked every step of the mile from Post 10, Wanaka was a driving away winner in Thursday’s $33,200 final of the Celias Counsel Series at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Alberta Seeks 'A Track' Operator

April 28, 2016:

A media release issued Thursday (April 28) indicates that Horse Racing Alberta is seeking applicants interested in owning and operating a racetrack in the Edmonton area....read on

‘Post Time’ Finds New Partner

April 28, 2016:

‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ has announced that it has partnered with a radio network....read on

Dan Patch Banquet To Las Vegas In 2017

April 28, 2016:

The United States Harness Writers Association has announced that it will be holding its 2017 Dan Patch Awards Banquet at the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort and Casino on Sunday, February 26....read on

Rebranding Racing Out Of A Track Name

April 28, 2016:

It has been reported that a harness racetrack that has been going to through a well-publicized rebranding has unveiled its new name, and that name has no mention of horses or horse racing in it....read on

Fee Change For New Fractional Owners

April 28, 2016:

On Wednesday, Standardbred Canada's Board of Directors approved a fee change that will make it easier, and more cost effective, for new owners to become involved in harness racing through fractional stables and partnerships....read on


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