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Red Shores Postpones Saturday Afternoon Card

August 17, 2018:

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park has postponed the Saturday afternoon race card to Sunday at 1 p.m. due to heavy rain forecast for Prince Edward Island....read on

Newborn Sassy Wins Another Open

August 17, 2018:

Newborn Sassy (Jordan Stratton, $14.60) rolled over favoured Tequila Monday (Eric Goodell) late Friday night (August 17), winning Yonkers Raceway’s moist $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Mets Hall, Supergirl Riley Upset In Zweigs

August 17, 2018:

Mets Hall held off the favoured filly Manchego in a photo finish for a 12-1 upset in the $350,000 open division of the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot for three-year-olds on Friday evening (August 17) at Vernon Downs while Supergirl Riley defeated the popular Plunge Blue Chip in the $180,000 filly-only event....read on

Lady Slipper Fillies At Red Shores

August 17, 2018:

A trio of Lady Slipper Grassroots divisions highlighted the Friday afternoon (August 17) card at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Andrew & George Roll Fives Friday

August 17, 2018:

Only four drivers gained admittance to the Harrah’s Philadelphia winner's circle on the Friday (August 17) card, with two drivers winning five races apiece....read on

Mainstream Coverage For Lazarus

August 17, 2018:

In advance of his impending Canadian debut, the media coverage for downunder pacing star Lazarus outside traditional harness racing outlets has officially begun....read on

Decisions Ahead For Courtly Choice

August 17, 2018:

The owners of Courtly Choice have decisions to make regarding their colt’s future races, but might have a better idea of what they will do following Sunday’s Empire Breeders Classic for three-year-old male pacers at Tioga Downs....read on

Prospect Hill Seeks Fifth Straight Stake

August 17, 2018:

Two sons of Muscle Hill who have won all three of their Pennsylvania Sire Stakes preliminaries look to complete a sweep of the prelims, as the fourth and final preliminary of the Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting colts goes postward in three divisions during the Sunday card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Kevin Efimetz Passes

August 17, 2018:

Longtime horseman Kevin Efimetz passed away suddenly on August 15, 2018, at the age of 52....read on

Harrington Raceway Resumes Monday

August 17, 2018:

Harrington Raceway’s 72nd year of live harness racing will resume Monday (August 20) with a 14-race program....read on

Great Race Scenarios For Prix d'Été

August 17, 2018:

Whether you are a driver in the race, the trainer of a horse in the race or just an armchair quarterback, the race scenarios for Sunday’s $200,000 Prix D’Ete for four-year-old pacers is a tough one to handicap....read on

Hambletonian Horses Meet In KYSS

August 17, 2018:

Tactical Landing, who won his Hambletonian elimination and then finished third in the $1 million final on Aug. 4 at the Meadowlands, and Wolfgang, winner of the $202,160 Goodtimes final and $181,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial, will go to post together in Sunday night’s single $30,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for three-year-old male trotters at The Red Mile....read on

Tioga's Richest Card Of The Season

August 17, 2018:

Tioga Downs will present the richest card of its 2018 season at the “Jewel of the Southern Tier” on Sunday offering nearly $1 million in purses on the day....read on

Can Slow And Steady Win The Race?

August 17, 2018:

“I think he just sort of plods along and it depends on what the other ones do. He goes one speed and if they come back to him, I think he’ll finish up good...I don’t think he’s the kind of horse where, if they walk around there and sprint real fast, he doesn’t have any speed. He just plods along.”...read on

Lather Up Returns Saturday

August 17, 2018:

After a pair of miscues in the $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park last weekend, Lather Up seeks a rebound performance in the Buckeye State this Saturday (August 18)....read on

London Selected Roster Online

August 17, 2018:

The Forest City Standardbred Sales and Standardbred Canada are proud to announce that the sale roster for the 2nd annual London Selected Yearling Sale is now available....read on

'Beach' Memories: Confederation Cup

August 17, 2018:

It was 10 years ago this year that pacing colt Somebeachsomewhere dominated harness racing's headlines throughout his nearly flawless sophomore season....read on

Open House For Larry & Jackie Drysdale

August 17, 2018:

Winbak Farm of Ontario will present an open house for Larry and Jackie Drysdale’s retirement on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in the North America Cup Room at Woodbine Mohawk Park from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m....read on

Who Wins The Gold Cup & Saucer?

August 17, 2018:

Who do you think will win Saturday's $60,000 Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park?....read on

Hard Rock Gals To Sportsillustrator

August 16, 2018:

The winning streak is now three-in-a-row and counting for Sportsillustrator thanks to his front-stepping triumph in Thursday’s $14,700 Hard Rock Gals Series at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Great Northeast Series Set To Resume

August 16, 2018:

Open pacers will take to the track in Saturday’s tenth race at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in the $30,000 penultimate preliminary of this division’s action in the Great Northeast Open Series....read on

Dunn Set For Driving Duties At Yonkers

August 16, 2018:

When driver changes were finalized for Yonkers Raceway’s Saturday night program, one name stood out amongst the rank of file....read on

Hoosier To Offer $20k High-5 Guarantee

August 16, 2018:

With a carryover in excess of $6,000, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $20,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool for Friday evening....read on

Trotters All The Rage At Mohawk

August 16, 2018:

It was a trot-heavy Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park, as the Campbellville, Ontario oval hosted a set of OSS Gold Series divisions for three-year-old trotting fillies in addition to the second leg of the Pure Ivory and Define The World Series for two-year-olds....read on

Unbeaten Fillies Shine In Atlantic Stakes

August 16, 2018:

Two-year-old pacing fillies were out in full force during Thursday’s card at the Charlottetown Driving Park, as the half-mile oval hosted five divisions of the Atlantic Sires Stakes....read on

Osprey Impact Goes All The Way

August 16, 2018:

It was like a sight-seeing tour for Osprey Impact on Thursday afternoon as he went gate to wire untested in the $16,000 Winners-Over trotting feature at Plainridge Park....read on

Zeron Has Hot Hands In Kentucky

August 16, 2018:

The 2018 edition of the Kentucky Sires Stakes got underway on Thursday evening at the historic Red Mile with five $30,000 divisions of leg #1 - three for the fillies and two for colts - covering the first five races with Hambletonian winning driver Scott Zeron reprising his way with the ladies by winning all three of the filly splits....read on

Grimsby In Regimental Funeral

August 16, 2018:

A regimental funeral for fallen Fredericton police officers Cst. Sara Burns and Cst. Robb Costello will feature Burns' Standardbred pacer Grimsby as the regimental horse in the procession....read on

Vaive: "This Is Going To Be Cool"

August 16, 2018:

Horse ownership might be a new thing for former NHL standout Rick Vaive, but his deep affinity for horse racing is certainly not....read on

Tuonoblu Rex Back On Winning Track

August 16, 2018:

On Thursday afternoon (Aug. 16), the Italian import Tuonoblu Rex won for the first time in 405 days, taking the $18,000 featured trot in 1:53.1....read on

Rob MacKay Passes

August 16, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime standardbred industry participant Rob MacKay of Milton, Ont. passed away on August 16 at the age of 51....read on

Prix d'Été Homecoming For Dube

August 16, 2018:

Daniel Dube will return to his hometown for Sunday’s (Aug. 19) $200,000 Prix d’Été for four-year-old pacers at Québec’s Hippodrome 3R, and is hoping Miso Fast can add to the numerous winning moments he’s enjoyed at the half-mile racetrack during his career....read on

Big Sunday On Tap At Leamington

August 16, 2018:

A voice known to racegoers across North America will echo through the Leamington Raceway grandstand on Sunday (Aug. 19), and fans will have a chance to "own a horse" via an on-track drawing....read on

Hometown Honour For Wall

August 16, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Dave Wall has been named to the Kincardine (Ont.) Sports Wall of Fame....read on

Friday Racing Returns To Batavia

August 16, 2018:

Although Batavia Downs has had their 2018 live racing season underway since July 23, this will be the first regularly scheduled Friday (Aug. 17) of the meet due to other events going on at the facility. Friday racing will now be conducted weekly until the end of the meet with a 6 p.m. post time....read on

Gold Cup & Saucer Handicapping Contest

August 16, 2018:

Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park will host the 59th edition of the Guardian Gold Cup & Saucer this Saturday, August 18. This is the racetrack’s biggest event of the year and is considered one of the most prestigious races in harness racing....read on

'Ubeaut' Tries To Stay Perfect

August 16, 2018:

Warrawee Ubeaut is a Sweet Lou half-sister to Warrawee Needy, who earned more than $1.25 million and for several years shared the record of fastest race mile ever, 1:46.4. When trainer Ron Burke saw her walk through the ring at the 2017 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, he knew he had to have her....read on

Changes For Flamboro Fall Meet

August 16, 2018:

Management and staff at Flamboro Downs are excited for the return of Signature Standardbred racing to Canada’s fastest half-mile track on Saturday, Sept. 1....read on

Randall Wins 4,000th

August 16, 2018:

Driver Jay Randall joined the 4,000 win club on Wednesday, Aug. 15 when the veteran reinsman piloted young trotter Brookroadgeorge to victory at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

'Bolt' Remains Undefeated With ATSS Win

August 15, 2018:

Woodmere Bolt extended his career win streak to five with a 2:00.1 victory in the first of two $13,680 Atlantic Sires Stakes (ATSS) A divisions for two-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Charlottetown Driving Park on Wednesday, Aug. 15....read on

Kaitlyn Rae Reigns In Batavia Open

August 15, 2018:

After having no luck in three top class attempts at Batavia Downs so far this year, Kaitlyn Rae had a reversal of fortunes as she knocked the apple cart at 12-1 and won the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap pacing feature on Wednesday, Aug. 15....read on

Top 10 Jug Contenders - Week #2

August 15, 2018:

Over the next few weeks, Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, will be ranking the top 10 contenders for the 73rd edition of the pacing classic....read on

Canadian Record Mile From Stag Party

August 15, 2018:

Stag Party romped in the $96,400 second division of the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Division for two-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Wednesday (Aug. 15) at Grand River Raceway with a five-length victory and a new track and Canadian record....read on

Rock N McRoll Quickest In Stallion Stakes

August 15, 2018:

Rock N McRoll zipped to the front, held off the late challenge of Trillions Hanover and scored in 1:53.2, the fastest of the $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows on Wednesday, Aug. 15....read on

The Return Of The Monctonian

August 15, 2018:

One of Atlantic Canada's most popular harness racing events for years, the Monctonian Pace was last contested in 1993. Twenty-five years later, the race will celebrate a revival during Old Home Week....read on

Atlanta's Sister Sells For Six Figures

August 15, 2018:

The two-year-old half sister to the sensational trotting filly Atlanta 3,1:50.3, winner of this year’s Hambletonian, sold at auction today and it took a six-figure bid to secure her....read on

Guariglia High On Star Filly

August 15, 2018:

Manchego, fresh off her stakes-record 1:50 win in the Hambletonian Oaks, will try to bolster her status among three-year-old trotters by taking on the boys in Friday’s (Aug. 17) $350,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Open Trot at Vernon Downs....read on

Post Time Updates For PA Fairs

August 15, 2018:

Horsepeople who are racing at the Crawford County Fair in Meadville, Pa. are advised that next Wednesday, Aug. 22, post time will be at 12:15 p.m. this one day only....read on

Eligibility For Cal-Expo Series Begins

August 15, 2018:

The eligibility period for the $20,000 (guaranteed) Alan Horowitz Series at Cal-Expo begins Wednesday, Aug. 15....read on

Large Animal Rescue Training In Oct.

August 15, 2018:

Meaford Fire Department Training Centre in Ontario is opening its doors once again, for intensive training on what to do in emergency situations involving large animals. Learn alongside first responders the best practices for successful rescue in these stressful and potentially life-threatening situations....read on


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