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Stars Out Saturday At Mohawk

August 22, 2017:

A group of 16 older pacers will compete in this Saturday’s (August 26) Canadian Pacing Derby eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack in search of a spot in the $615,000 final on September 2....read on

James MacDonald: Karaoke Champ?

August 22, 2017:

While James MacDonald made headlines for his talented work on the racetrack during the 2017 World Driving Championship, some exclusive video from PEI shows that his skills extend beyond the racebike....read on

West Nile Virus In Ontario Horses

August 22, 2017:

On August 21, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of two positive test results for West Nile Virus....read on

Remembering Harry Von Knoblauch

August 22, 2017:

Harry Von Knoblauch was in his early 40s when he bought his first horse and embarked on a career in harness racing. A decade later, the self-taught horseman was a top trainer on the Chicago circuit, leading a stable that became known for its New Zealand-bred imports....read on

Added Incentive For Yonkers Trot Winner

August 22, 2017:

Once again shamelessly plagiarizing a term from our thoroughbred brethren, “Win and You’re In.”...read on

2017 Standardbred Poll – Week 13

August 22, 2017:

Fear The Dragon continues to sit atop the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Top 10 as no horses changed positions....read on

OSAS Golf Tourney Reminder

August 22, 2017:

A reminder that the 20th Annual OSAS Charity Golf Tournament is set for Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Hidden Lake Golf Course in Burlington, Ontario, with proceeds to support the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society....read on

Tioga Cancels Monday Card

August 22, 2017:

In conjunction with the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen’s Association, Tioga Downs is announcing that the live racing program scheduled for Monday, August 28 will be cancelled due to a lack of available horses to race....read on

Mass Production Shut Down

August 22, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that 2016 O'Brien Award winner Mass Production will not race again in 2017....read on

August Zoom Deadline Approaching

August 22, 2017:

August is jam-packed with many exciting racing events, providing fans with the perfect opportunity to get in on the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s August Zoom Photography Challenge – In The Driver's Seat!...read on

Rockin Finish Upsets In Preferred

August 22, 2017:

Despite starting from the outside, suffering interference and being forced to rally from last – Rockin Finish stormed home in :28 to take home top prize in Monday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 Handicap for horse and gelding pacers at Grand River Raceway....read on

Campbell Puts On A Clinic

August 22, 2017:

Four divisions of ASHA Stakes – two for the boys and two for the girls – went postward Monday at Century Downs, and driver Brandon Campbell captured three of those events as part of a four-win night at the office....read on

Lather Up Lowers Track Record

August 22, 2017:

Lather Up eclipsed his own record to establish a new Scioto Downs standard of 1:51.1 for two-year-old pacing colts as he swept to victory in the first of four $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions on Monday afternoon, August 21....read on

Miller Trainees Excel In Stallion Series

August 22, 2017:

Sometime shortly after July 12, either Andy or Julie Miller must have said that they were going to the tack shop to get a set of trotting hopples. Their fellow Illinois Miller, Erv, must have said, “Hey, get me a set, too.”...read on

Final Leg Set For Future Stars Series

August 21, 2017:

Two-year-old trotting colts and fillies are in the limelight Tuesday evening at the Hippodrome 3R in the third and final preliminary round of the $220,000 Future Stars Series....read on

Pure Ivory To Courtney Hanover

August 21, 2017:

Cantab Hall filly Courtney Hanover and trainer/driver Rick Zeron came out on top in a tight Photo Finish to win Monday’s $35,200 Pure Ivory Series Final at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Speedshow For Bombshell Belle

August 21, 2017:

Bombshell Belle followed the first-over First Class Act, then eclipsed her in the lane to score in 1:57.1, fastest win in Monday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows....read on

Dozen Enter Yonkers Trot

August 21, 2017:

Twelve three-year-old gentlemen have been entered for Yonkers Trot No. 63, second jewel of the Trotting Triple Crown....read on

Plainridge Open To Artful Way

August 21, 2017:

In what could only be described as an overpowering performance, Artful Way took no prisoners en route to a career matching performance in the $18,000 Open handicap pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon....read on

Horse, Driver Continue Education

August 21, 2017:

“I know I’m going to make mistakes. It’s inevitable. The guys I’m racing against drive more races in a month than I’ve driven in my whole life and they still make mistakes, so of course I’m going to make some."...read on

Race Date Cancellation In N.B.

August 21, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that an upcoming race card scheduled for Exhibition Park Raceway has been cancelled....read on

JDs Brent N Sheree Wins Open

August 21, 2017:

The Sunday night Harness Racing feature at Running Aces was the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace with a talented field of seven contenders....read on

Freehold Set To Resume Racing

August 21, 2017:

Freehold Raceway will resume live harness racing on Friday (Sept. 1), with a first race post time of 12:30 p.m....read on

Registration Open For Chaplaincy Golf

August 21, 2017:

The annual golf tournament for The Standardbred Race Track Chaplaincy of Canada will be held at Granite Ridge Golf Course on September 13....read on

Canadian Pacing Derby Adds 'Velocity'

August 21, 2017:

Supplements to this year’s Canadian Pacing Derby were due this morning (August 21) and the connections of nine-year-old Keystone Velocity opted to supplement for a fee of $40,000....read on

Rewind: Stanley Dancer Remembered

August 21, 2017:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls the career of a truly great U.S. horseman, the late Stanley Dancer. He made countless trips to Canadian tracks and set many records during those visits....read on

Williams Stable Stays Hot At Morris

August 21, 2017:

Full Moon Dodger made it four wins in a row on the Manitoba circuit taking the Morris Open Handicap Pace and capped off another productive day for the red-hot Trevor Williams stable on Sunday, Aug. 20....read on

Caulfield Wins Rideau Debut

August 20, 2017:

Rideau Carleton Raceway newcomer Caulfield ($5) delivered on his pari-mutuel promise in the $6,500 Winners Over Handicap Trot co-featured on Sunday night (August 20) at the Ottawa oval....read on

Miller Sweeps Pennsylvania Sire Stakes

August 20, 2017:

Hall of Fame driver David Miller, second on the all-time money list (he passed Ron Pierce on Hall of Fame Day) and the leading active driving earner with John Campbell retired, took all three $54,785 divisions of the fourth and final preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting colts Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Sophomores Star In Kentucky Stakes

August 20, 2017:

The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for three-year-old pacers and trotters got underway with the first preliminary leg on Sunday night (August 20) at The Red Mile....read on

Lookslikeachpndale Repeats In Rowe

August 20, 2017:

Lookslikeachpndale defended his title in the $75,000 Honourable Earl Rowe Invitation Trot featured on the Sunday night's (August 20) harness racing card at Georgian Downs, which also hosted a round of Ontario Sires Stakes....read on

Western Fame Wires Prix d’Été Field

August 20, 2017:

Brittany Farms homebred Western Fame ($14.80) made easy work of fours-on favourite Sintra and six other rivals to capture the $200,000 Prix d’Été for four-year-old pacers on Sunday afternoon (August 20) at Hippodrome 3R....read on

Tainsh Doubles Up In Alberta

August 20, 2017:

Driver William Tainsh, Jr. captured two of the three Alberta Sires Stakes (ABSS) Rising Star events for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Sunday afternoon (August 20) at Century Downs....read on

Upsets Abound In Tioga Stakes

August 20, 2017:

Dealt A Winner and Obvious Blue Chip lit up the Tioga Downs tote board on Sunday afternoon (August 20) with a pair of double-digit upsets in the $163,000 Roll With Joe open pace and the $257,850 Empire Breeders Classic for pacing fillies....read on

In Secret Wins Yonkers Open Trot

August 20, 2017:

In Secret (George Brennan, $27.00) earned it Sunday afternoon (August 20), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Open Handicap Trot.

With only a seven-horse field (after a scratch), the weekly trotting feature went at the flat mile....read on

WDC Finals Video Recap

August 20, 2017:

Relive the sights and sounds of the 2017 World Driving Championship final leg as driver James MacDonald made harness racing history....read on

Freshmen Face Off In OSS At Mohawk

August 20, 2017:

Mohawk Racetrack hosted a total of four divisions of the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Series on Saturday, August 19, with two splits for the two-year-old pacing colts and two for the two-year-old pacing fillies....read on

JK Panache Takes Vernon Feature

August 20, 2017:

JK Panache won the Saturday, August 19 featured pace at Vernon Downs at odds of 3-2 in 1:52.2....read on

Bit Of A Legend N Wins Yonkers Open

August 20, 2017:

Odds-on Bit of a Legend N paid a price for the lead, then made his opponents pay the price for giving it to him Saturday, August 19, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Open Handicap Pace.

In the hunt early from assigned post position No. 6, Bit Of A Legend N took over from 21-1 shot Caviart Luca just after a :26.3 opening quarter-mile, soon slowing the pace to a :55.1 half....read on

Fireyourguns Still Undefeated At Batavia

August 20, 2017:

Fireyourguns once again showed his local dominance as he won his third $10,000 Open Handicap victory at Batavia Downs on Saturday, August 19....read on

Arsenic Ascends To Saratoga Score

August 20, 2017:

Arsenic, sent off the favourite, won the $11,250 feature pace at Saratoga Harness on Saturday, August 19 in 1:52.3....read on

Gillespie Bounces To Kawartha Hat Trick

August 20, 2017:

It was an excellent night for Jim Gillespie at Kawartha Downs Saturday night as he won three races on the eight-race program and a pair of bouncy pony races as well....read on

Takter, Miller Dominate KYSS

August 19, 2017:

The Red Mile hosted the first leg of the Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for two-year-old pacers with two divisions of both colts and fillies racing for a purse of $30,000 and Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter came to play.

In the first colt division, Grand Teton steamrolled the field in the stretch for the Takter-Brett Miller combo, winning going away in 1:52.4....read on

Shadow Place Takes 58th Gold Cup & Saucer

August 19, 2017:

Shadow Place, sent off at odds of 10-1, pounced on the speedy tempo set by 2-5 favourite Always At My Place to take the $60,000 58th renewal of the Sobey's Gold Cup & Saucer in 1:53.2....read on

Hanover Hosts Balanced Image Elims

August 19, 2017:

A pair of $5,000 eliminations for the Balanced Image headlined the 10-race program at Hanover Raceway on Saturday, August 19, with the top four two-year-old trotters from the two eliminations returning for the $61,400 Saturday, August 26....read on

Americanprimetime Best At Pocono

August 19, 2017:

The rain came to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono just before the $20,000 featured pace on Saturday, August 19, but the moisture didn’t deter Americanprimetime from going wire-to-wire in 1:49.4 over the surface downgraded to “sloppy.”...read on

Village Jamie Drives In Georgian Feature

August 19, 2017:

In wire-to-wire fashion, Village Jamie won the $7,800 feature pace at Georgian Downs on Saturday, August 19....read on

Tony Ciuffetelli Wins Billings At Saratoga

August 19, 2017:

The CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series, now in its second half of the 2017 season, made a stop at Saratoga Harness on Saturday, August 19 and homeboy Tony Ciuffetelli made short work of the contest when he rallied EJ’s Last Dance to a 1:59 victory....read on

Maid In Alberta Strolls In ABSS

August 19, 2017:

Saturday, August 19 at Century Downs featured two divisions of the $53,900 Alberta Sires Stakes for two-year-old filly pacers....read on

Velaye Ecstatic Entering Prix D'Ete

August 19, 2017:

Maxime Velaye, who trains Sports Authority in the $200,000 Prix D'Ete on Sunday, August 20 at Hippodrome 3R, is overjoyed to have a shot at taking the classic event....read on


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