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Century Opener Makes Headlines

April 26, 2015:

The local media was out in Calgary for the opening of Century Downs, marking the return of live harness racing to the area for the first time in nearly a decade....read on

What Would Your Track Have?

April 26, 2015:

As Canada's newest racetrack hosts its opening weekend of live racing with promises to be a state-of-the-art facility, harness racing's trainers and drivers discuss the standards and amenities that could potentially add value to any track in this week's Standardbred Canada video feature....read on

Moreau Wins Three In A Row

April 26, 2015:

The Richard Moreau stable monopolized the spotlight late Saturday night at Flamboro Downs with three consecutive wins on the 11-race card....read on

E Z Noah Wins Pompano Open

April 26, 2015:

E Z Noah, driven by Aaron Byron, unhurried early through blazing fractions, roared home in :27.1 to post an upset win in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night....read on

Dixies Boy Cruises In Betzotic Stakes

April 26, 2015:

Sophomore pacing colts kicked off Saturday’s stakes action at Balmoral Park with a field of seven lined up behind the gate for the $8,000 Betzotic Stakes....read on

Jettison Wins The War In Series Final

April 26, 2015:

Jettison may have lost the battles, but he ended up winning the war....read on

Meisel Wins 2015 World Harness Handicapping Championship

April 26, 2015:

The 2015 World Harness Handicapping Championship was conducted on Saturday night at The Meadowlands and the winner, taking home the $14,400 first place prize was William Meisel of Staten Island, N.Y....read on

'Damon' Circles Field In A 21-1 Stunner

April 26, 2015:

Commencing a rally out of last with five-sixteenths of the mile to go, Ontario-owned Damon Blue Chip ($44.00) stunned in Saturday (April 25) evening's $10,000 Open Pace at Vernon Downs, passing every other horse in the race to just prevail....read on

Fast Movin Train Wins Reynolds Stakes

April 26, 2015:

The Grand Circuit season got underway with a bit of a surprise. Dismissed at 24-1, Fast Movin Train scored the upset in the $47,306 W.N. Reynolds Memorial, Tar Heel division for three-year-old pacers....read on

Domethatagain Takes Levy Title

April 26, 2015:

A perfect trip and plastic shoes did wonders for Domethatagain (Dan Dube, $17.60) Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway $529,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series....read on

Record Single-Day Rainbow 6 Handle

April 25, 2015:

Gulfstream Park's mandatory payout of its 20-cent Rainbow 6 resulted in a total pool of $7.125 million Saturday, producing multiple-winning tickets each returning $14,504.92....read on

Indian Spirit Captures Hackett Memorial

April 25, 2015:

Indian Spirit proved his win in last week’s James K. Hackett elimination was no fluke by capturing the $30,000 championship on Saturday night at Miami Valley Raceway in near identical fashion....read on

Penn Wires Trotters For Hoosier Upset

April 25, 2015:

Penn turned in a sharp, front-running effort to pull off the 24-1 upset in the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Trot, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino....read on

Sparky Mark Upsets In Pocono Feature

April 25, 2015:

Ontario-sired Sparky Mark ($14.20), the next-to-longest shot in the field, made every pole a winning one in the $25,000 Winners Over Pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night, with all-time money champion Foiled Again having to go first-over after a rest of three weeks, finishing fifth, beaten less than four lengths in the 1:49.2 mile....read on

Harness Racing Meets Polo

April 25, 2015:

This past Sunday, April 19, Stathis Enterprises (SE) and the World Chariot Racing Federation (WCRF) were sponsors of the 111th U.S. Open Polo Championship - and wrapped up the 2015 polo season with the go-to VIP party of the season, where top polo officials, players and fans gathered to celebrate this year's championship match....read on

'Etruscan' Sets Don Mills Record

April 25, 2015:

The conditions might have been a bit chilly, but Etruscan Hanover was sizzling Saturday night, setting a Don Mills stakes record at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Terry McCormick Passes

April 25, 2015:

It is with sadness that the family of Terry McCormick announces his passing on Monday, April 20 at the age of 71....read on

Martin J. Toner Passes

April 25, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that horseman Martin J. Toner, who just celebrated his 65th birthday on Sunday, April 19, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 24 at his residence in Guelph, Ont....read on

Dancer Nominated For N.J. Hall Of Fame

April 25, 2015:

Harness racing Hall of Famer Stanley Dancer is competing for a spot in the New Jersey Hall of Fame....read on

Harness Racing Returns To Calgary

April 25, 2015:

"They're off! And we're racing at Century Downs!"...read on

Stars Out In Meadowlands Qualifiers

April 25, 2015:

Some of harness racing’s biggest stars, including five Dan Patch Award winners, were in qualifier action Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack, where they were greeted by an unseasonably cold morning and stiff headwind in the stretch....read on

SC Rewind: Dufferin's Final Days

April 25, 2015:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls the once famous Dufferin Park racetrack in Toronto and its closure 60 years ago. This is the third and concluding edition of a three-part story....read on

Clark Sweeps Stakes On Fraser Finale

April 25, 2015:

Trainer/driver Keith Clark swept the $75,000 Keith Linton Memorial and matching filly companion Penny Bath Memorial Stakes during Fraser Downs' meet-closing card on Friday night with North America Cup eligible First Class Horse and Blue Star Texas....read on

Daylon Miracle Takes Meadows Maturity

April 25, 2015:

Ontario-bred Daylon Miracle stalked 2014 U.S. Trotter of the Year Shake It Cerry from the pocket, then blew by the champ in the Lightning Lane to pull off a mild 5-1 upset in Friday’s inaugural edition of the $51,100 The Meadows Maturity for mare trotters four and older....read on

Open Mares Deliver A Thriller At Big M

April 25, 2015:

For the past two weeks, Inittowinafortune has chased Radar Contact from the pocket and each time she came up short. That changed Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack as the five-year-old mare earned a hard-fought victory by a flared nostril in the featured $27,500 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap....read on

Friskie Lil Devil Wins Hackett Memorial

April 25, 2015:

Friskie Lil Devil, who captured the $200,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championship for freshman pacing fillies in her final 2014 start, opened her 2015 campaign by copping the $38,000 James K. Hackett Memorial Championship at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night....read on

A Penny Earned Triumphs In Open Trot

April 24, 2015:

After only mustering a fourth-place finish in his seasonal debut last week, A Penny Earned ($4.10) was quick to right the ship, taking Friday (April 24) evening's $10,000 Open Trot at Vernon Downs in 1:56.2....read on

Colors A Virgin Repeats At Hoosier

April 24, 2015:

Colors A Virgin effortlessly notched her second consecutive victory at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace for fillies and mares, on Friday, April 24....read on

Moonlit Dance Wins Princess Opener

April 24, 2015:

Moonlit Dance delivered as the 9-5 favourite in the $20,000 opening leg of the Princess Series for three-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Dune In Red Holds Off Distaffers

April 24, 2015:

Pole-assigned Dune In Red (Tyler Buter, $16.80) held off the cavalry Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $31,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace....read on

Big M To Open For Two-Year-Old Training

April 24, 2015:

Beginning Thursday, April 30, two-year-olds will be able to train at Meadowlands Racetrack on Thursday mornings throughout the month of May....read on

From Stampede To Century

April 24, 2015:

When 13-year-old Bomber Brown heads to the gate on Saturday at Century Downs, he'll look to accomplish something he could not do nine years ago. Win a race in Calgary....read on

Horseman’s A Gold Digger

April 24, 2015:

The trotting mare Silverlode went over the $100,000 plateau recently, while her pilot Steve Desomer comes into this week’s action at Cal Expo with 2,627 trips to the charmed enclosure for just shy of $11 million in earnings....read on

Report On Stonebridge Rich Test

April 24, 2015:

A report prepared for trainer Anthony MacDonald in the matter of trotter Stonebridge Rich sheds light on the impact of topical anesthetic mepivacaine on a horse's system, and more specifically the effects of the drug in this instance....read on

Janoff To Be Honoured On 100th B-Day

April 24, 2015:

Harness racing hall of fame communicator and World War II decorated veteran Murray Janoff will be honoured at Pompano Park on Saturday as he celebrates his 100th birthday....read on

Grand River Training News

April 24, 2015:

With Grand River Raceway’s 2015 live racing season less than six weeks away, the Elora, Ont. track has issued a training notice....read on

Driver, Information Meeting At Truro

April 24, 2015:

It has been announced that the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission will be conducting information sessions for horsepeople and drivers after this Sunday’s qualifying races at Truro Raceway....read on

Three Northside Dates Cancelled

April 24, 2015:

Officials from the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission have announced that three race dates scheduled to take place at Northside Downs have been cancelled....read on

Wellwood To Waterloo Region Hall

April 24, 2015:

It has been announced that Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame trainer William ‘Bill’ Wellwood will be posthumously inducted into the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame this Sunday (April 26)....read on

Alliance: ‘New Model Is Working’

April 24, 2015:

Via a Friday, April 24 press release from the Woodbine Entertainment Group, the ‘Standardbred Alliance’ stated that the Ontario harness racing industry is on track to a sustainable future, based on purse stability, growth in wagering and marketing initiatives that have proved successful over the course of the past year....read on

Bain Recovering From Accident

April 24, 2015:

Horse owner and trainer Tom Bain, one of the principals involved with resurrecting harness racing at Leamington Raceway, was recently hospitalized after a training accident....read on

Performers From 'God's Stable' In Action

April 24, 2015:

The Stable That God Loves will send out some of its star performers this coming weekend....read on

Retired Car Dealer Is "In It To Win It"

April 24, 2015:

"There’s a lot of money in harness racing now. Investing $100,000 in a horse is really not a gamble, whereas five or 10 years ago, if you invested $100,000 in a yearling, that was a gamble."...read on

Canadians Vie For World Supremacy

April 24, 2015:

Four Canadian handicappers will be competing for the $20,000 Grand Prize in the $50,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship hosted at The Meadowlands this Saturday, April 25....read on

Trainer Hopes For Sophomoric Maturity

April 24, 2015:

“Hopefully he’ll just keep getting better. If you’re in the business, everyone has high hopes. That’s why we’re in the yearling game. I don’t know if he’s a (1):51 trotter or a (1):52 trotter, but I think (1):53 is not out of his reach at all. If he keeps in the right spots and gets his confidence up, I think he’ll be alright.”...read on

Northfield Pick-5 Pool Guarantee

April 24, 2015:

Officials with Northfield Park have announced the addition of a $12,500 Pick-5 total pool guarantee its live program of racing scheduled for Monday, April 27....read on

Flamboro Preferred To Lexis D J

April 23, 2015:

Thundering Ovation did all the work, but Lexis D J got all the marbles in Thursday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 for trotters at Flamboro Downs....read on

Miami Valley To Finish With A Bang

April 23, 2015:

Miami Valley Raceway plans an assault on two world records as part of its final 2015 program, which will take place during the afternoon on Sunday, May 3....read on

Hape Repeats In Celias Counsel

April 23, 2015:

Round two of the Celias Counsel Series went postward on a frigid Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, with Hape and Tymal Signature coming up big in their respective divisions....read on

Racing In Ontario's 2015 Budget

April 23, 2015:

On Thursday, Ontario's Finance Minister Charles Souza released the 2015 Budget. While the province's horse racing industry wasn't referenced in terms of an increase or decrease to funding, the Budget did hint to other proposed changes....read on


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