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Bad As Leader Bounces Back

February 11, 2016:

After missing the board in last week’s opening leg of the Miss Vera Bars Series, Bad As Leader rebounded and posted an authoritative score in Thursday evening’s $17,000 second leg....read on

Statements On Glaucine Positives

February 11, 2016:

The following statement was issued by Meadowlands Chairman Jeffrey Gural in light of recent reports that horses have tested positive for Class 2 drug glaucine in New York....read on

Boni Joins Goshen Yearling Sale

February 11, 2016:

Bob Boni, president of Northwood Bloodstock Agency and well known in harness racing from his many years as a yearling sale consultant and bloodstock agent and owner, has joined the Goshen Yearling Sale as its president....read on

Classy Lane Fire Fund Update

February 11, 2016:

The committee that was formed to ensure a fair distribution of the proceeds from fundraising efforts for the Classy Lane Fire Fund would like to update everyone on the process to date....read on

Morrisville Yearling Sale Details

February 11, 2016:

Officials with the Morrisville Sale have released information about its 2016 yearling sale....read on

February Payment Deadline Reminders

February 11, 2016:

Multiple stakes nominations, payments and deadlines are coming in the next few days, so Trot Insider has collected all of the notifications that have been sent out from within the industry to try to help keep everyone in the loop....read on

Driver Closing In On Win No. 1,000

February 11, 2016:

James Kennedy, who is quickly approaching driving victory No. 1,000, will attempt to get closer to that plateau on Saturday at Cal Expo when he guides the up-and-coming Midnight Adventure in Saturday night’s California Sire Stakes for pacing colts....read on

Western Fair Qualifiers Pushed Back

February 11, 2016:

Official with The Raceway at Western Fair District have announced that the qualifying session scheduled for this Friday at the London, Ont. oval will now start at 12 noon....read on

The ‘Crown’ Back At The Big M In ‘16

February 11, 2016:

The Breeders Crown, harness racing’s annual year-end series of 12 championship events, valued at $5.8 million, will return to longtime partner track The Meadowlands, in East Rutherford, NJ, for 2016....read on

KY Committee Passes Tax-Break Bill

February 11, 2016:

On Wednesday, February 10 in Kentucky, the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee voted in favour of a piece of legislation that calls for taxes on agricultural items related to the horse racing industry to be eased....read on

William Weaver Passes

February 11, 2016:

Hall of Famer William B. Weaver III, who bred influential trotting sire Valley Victory as well as several division champions, passed away on Wednesday, February 10 at the age of 79....read on

Lonewolf Currier Tops Blooded Sale

February 11, 2016:

In spite of the cold, bidding was hot for racehorses and broodmares at the 53rd annual Winter Blooded Horse Sale in Delaware, Ohio....read on

Solid Connections For Future Stars

February 11, 2016:

Two trainers that know a thing or two about winning multiple O'Brien Awards have chimed in on their background with this year's Future Star Award finalists....read on

Brittany Sells Large Part Of Acreage

February 11, 2016:

Brittany Farms owner George Segal announced today that a significant portion of the acreage that comprises Brittany Farms has been sold to Maurice Regan of New York....read on

Gallie Bythe Beach Returns

February 11, 2016:

Racing resumes at The Meadowlands on Friday evening (February 12) with fourteen pari-mutuel puzzlers on the menu beginning at 6:35 p.m....read on

Insincerity Doubles Up In Preferred

February 10, 2016:

A three-wide backstretch brush proved to be the winning move for Insincerity in the $9,000 Preferred 2 & 3 Handicap Pace for fillies and mares on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Little Santamonica Rallies For The Win

February 10, 2016:

Little Santamonica ($6.90) unleashed a furious rally in the stretch and stunned Mach This Way by a head on Wednesday night (Feb. 10) to take Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Pace for fillies and mares in 1:59.2 over the sloppy track....read on

Final Breath Wins Meadows Feature

February 10, 2016:

Final Breath retook the lead past the quarter, then held off a pair of determined challengers as he captured Wednesday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows....read on

Florida Closer To Decoupling

February 10, 2016:

Reports from Florida indicate that the state's laws requiring racetracks to conduct live racing in order to host expanded gaming are still alive, but the legislation enabling decoupling took a step forward on Tuesday....read on

Hawthorne's 2016 Stakes Schedule set

February 10, 2016:

The 2016 Illinois conceived and foaled stakes schedule has been announced by Hawthorne Race Course and the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association....read on

Delaware Stakes Payments Due

February 10, 2016:

Sustaining payments for the sophomore classics Little Brown Jug (three-year-old colt pace), Jugette (three-year-old filly pace), Old Oaken Bucket (three-year-old open trot) and the Buckette (three-year-old filly trot) are due February 16....read on

Partners Hooked On Coffee Addict

February 10, 2016:

“I looked at her and couldn’t see a pimple on her. Then I sat down in a chair and just watched her demeanor for about 20 minutes. She stood perfectly. She didn’t even flick her ear. She was just so attentive. She was showing me that she was a smart horse. She had a head on her shoulders."...read on

More Details On Elitlopp Playoff

February 10, 2016:

The New Meadowlands Racetrack and the famed Solvalla Racetrack in Sweden have announced more details on the Elitlopp Playoff Free-For-All Trot with an automatic invitation for the winning horse to compete in the Elitlopp, one of the world’s most prestigious trotting events, on May 29 at Solvalla Racetrack....read on

PA Proposal Supports Agriculture

February 10, 2016:

On Tuesday, February 9, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf unveiled a budget proposal that looks to invest in the State’s agriculture industry....read on

$50K Guaranteed Pompano Pool Tonight

February 10, 2016:

Handicappers may have found it difficult to come up with the 7-1 upsetter, Hartattack, to kick off Tuesday night’s Pick 4 sequence at Pompano Park. Although, as it turned out, that would be the easiest leg to come up with, as he was followed by a 10-1, 24-1, and 29-1 horses to round out the Pick 4 sequence....read on

Hambo Society Payments Due Feb. 16

February 10, 2016:

The initial payment deadline for eligibility to more than 128 stakes events at 14 different tracks, headlined by the $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, August 6 and the $5.8 million Breeders Crown events at the Meadowlands in October, is fast approaching....read on

O’Brien Awards To Be Streamed Live

February 10, 2016:

Even if you aren’t attending the 2015 O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala, you can still enjoy the event via social media and video streaming on standardbredcanada.ca...read on

En Banc Hearing For NJ Sports Gambling

February 10, 2016:

Twelve U.S. federal judges are set to hear an appeal from the State of New Jersey into the August 2015 ruling that deemed the state’s sports wagering deregulation illegal....read on

Cookie Fundraiser For ON Monte Racing

February 10, 2016:

As its third consecutive season of wagering on trotters under saddle nears, Racing Under Saddle Ontario will be holding its popular cookie dough fundraiser, which will get underway on February 14....read on

Tioga Releases Details On Late Closers

February 10, 2016:

Officials with Tioga Downs have announced that the track has revamped its 2016 late-closing program to make opportunities available for three-year-olds to race in conjunction with the New York Sire Stakes schedule, as there will be a quartet of $25,000 (estimated) finals scattered through the moths of May and June....read on

Horses In Tune With Emotions

February 10, 2016:

Any horseperson that has spent a great deal of time with equine will tell you that horses pick up on changes in human emotion and can tell when people’s moods have changed. Now it’s not just horsepeople that think this, as researchers have found the belief to be true....read on

Newcomer Learns From His Elders

February 10, 2016:

“When I would go to the county fairs, I loved the horses...I just thought it was so cool what they did. I just wanted to learn more and more about the sport. My parents took me to the races and I’d wander off to the barns and learn from there. I went out to a farm and jogged my first horse and I knew this is what I want to do.”...read on

No Western Fair Training Wednesday

February 10, 2016:

Officials with The Raceway at Western Fair District have informed Trot Insider that the track is closed for training this morning (Wednesday, February 10)....read on

Pompano Open To Royal Max

February 9, 2016:

Royal Max, driven by George Napolitano, Jr., justified the 4-5 tote-board confidence of the betting crowd by scoring a handy 1:54.1 victory in Pompano Park's $15,000 Open Handicap Trot on Tuesday night....read on

Tetrick Notches 9,000th Win

February 9, 2016:

Tim Tetrick went into Tuesday’s card of racing at Dover Downs just three wins shy of a major milestone, and he did one better by manufacturing a grand slam performance....read on

Donna McIntosh Passes

February 9, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned Donna McIntosh passed away peacefully at the Franklin Gardens Nursing Home in Leamington, Ontario on February 7, 2016. She was 86....read on

Drift Away Delivers; Five For Pantaleano

February 9, 2016:

Drift Away moved powerfully first over and went on to a comfortable victory in Tuesday’s opening leg of the Winter Claiming Series for $20,000 claiming trotters at The Meadows....read on

London Hosts First Info Session

February 9, 2016:

The first of two information sessions hosted by the new Ontario Racing Association (ORA) was held on Tuesday afternoon at Western Fair in London....read on

Big M Striving For More $3M Handles

February 9, 2016:

Thanks to full fields, competitive racing, reduced takeout rates, and a successful partnership with horse racing network TVG, the Meadowlands Racetrack has posted four straight $3-million handle nights for the first time since a period between December 19, 2003 and January 3, 2004 when the historic harness track posted five straight programs that handled more than $3 million....read on

ON Sires Stakes Payments Due Feb. 16

February 9, 2016:

Owners of Ontario Sires Stakes eligible three-year-olds are reminded that February 15 is the deadline for the three-year-old OSS sustaining payment of $700. However, since the 15th falls on the Family Day holiday this year, payments postmarked by Tuesday, February 16 will be accepted....read on

Positive Step For NJ Expansion

February 9, 2016:

There was a positive development earlier this week in New Jersey in regard to the push to get the expanded gaming question onto the November ballot....read on

Harness Museum Auction Ends Saturday

February 9, 2016:

World champion Sebastian K highlights the Harness Racing Museum’s outstanding list of stallions for its 2016 breeding auction fundraiser....read on

FL Horsepeople To Address Politicians

February 9, 2016:

United Florida Horsemen officials will be on hand in Tallahassee Tuesday (Feb. 9) to represent racehorse owners, trainers and breeders at two legislative committees scheduled to take up gambling-related bills that could devastate Florida's horse racing industry by allowing 'decoupling.'...read on

Multiple NJ Payments Due February 16

February 9, 2016:

The deadline for the New Jersey Sire Stakes, Green Acres and Standardbred Development Fund’s first sustaining payments is rapidly approaching. Because February 15 falls on Presidents’ Day this year, the deadline for mailing purposes will be February 16....read on

‘Post Time’ Preview

February 9, 2016:

Post Time with Mike and Mike is all set for its upcoming episode, which will air Thursday (February 11) at 1:00 p.m....read on

Andrew Talks Industry Growth

February 9, 2016:

"We had the Fire Chief at our Awards banquet, and he came up to us and he said 'you know, I used to think that the horse industry was taking and that the horse industry was being subsidized and the horse industry was not a good thing. Now I know that the horse industry is involved in the community and I know horse racing is a good thing.'"...read on

Achieving A Positive Outcome

February 9, 2016:

"Seeing the positive spirit from the trainers who have been back in the game within the past four weeks has been incredible. They are a true demonstration of resilience and strength"....read on

Bartlett Bags Eight; Beas Ideal Again

February 8, 2016:

Jason Bartlett put some more distance between himself and rest of Yonkers Raceway’s chauffeurs Monday evening, winning eight of the program’s dozen races....read on

Midnite Hardy Continues At Pompano

February 8, 2016:

A Weekend and Goldstar Raider were victorious in their respective divisions in the second leg of the Midnite Hardy Late Closer on Monday night at Pompano Park, while Zorgwijk Impact picked up a repeat win in the popular 'Over The Hill Gang' trot....read on

Trotapalooza At Woodbine

February 8, 2016:

It was a trot-heavy program offered Monday evening at Woodbine Racetrack, as three- and four-year-olds sparred in round one of the General Brock Series and older square gaiters slugged it out in the $34,000 Preferred....read on


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