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Rosemary Shelswell Passes

April 1, 2015:

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, longtime harness racing industry participant Rosemary (Rosie) Shelswell passed away and entered into the presence of Jesus, her God and Saviour....read on

Meadowlands Announces Double Draw

April 1, 2015:

Beginning with next week's races on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11, The Meadowlands will hold a double draw for both of those racing cards on Monday, April 6 with the box closing at 9:00 a.m....read on

FAN-Tastic Friday Winner Announced

April 1, 2015:

Last Friday, the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club presented its Fantastic Friday online handicapping challenge featuring a prize of entry into this year’s World Harness Handicapping Championship hosted at The Meadowlands with an estimated prize pool of $50,000....read on

Lurie Joins Hoosier, Indiana Grand

April 1, 2015:

Nationally acclaimed horse racing analyst and commentator Peter Lurie has joined the broadcast teams at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino....read on

Torres Wins Handicapping Qualifier

April 1, 2015:

Steven Torres, of West Milford, NJ, captured the March 28 World Harness Handicapping Qualifier at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Massive Jackpot Hi-5 Pool Looms

April 1, 2015:

The hype and anticipation has been building for more than three months and it will all come down to the final race this Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Doug McIntosh Retiring

April 1, 2015:

It has been announced that trainer Doug McIntosh, developer of Hambletonian winner Yankee Paco and countless other stakes stars, is retiring from training....read on

Saverio Villante Passes

April 1, 2015:

Horseman Saverio Villante, 62, of Freehold, NJ, passed away on March 28....read on

George Ross Passes

April 1, 2015:

Seventy-four-year-old George Daniel Ross of the United States Trotting Association passed away on March 28 at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center in Newark, Ohio....read on

Dominic Staffrey Passes

April 1, 2015:

Horseman Dominic Staffrey, 92, passed away on March 30 at his residence....read on

Aldrich On Fire At Monticello

April 1, 2015:

Driver Bruce Aldrich Jr. was hot during the Tuesday, March 31 card of live racing at Monticello Raceway, as the pilot won six of the 10 races on the program....read on

Fair Races To Return To Batavia

April 1, 2015:

For the second year in a row, Batavia Downs will be conducting the Genesee County fair races, which feature the New York Sire Stakes fair series....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

April 1, 2015:

The publicity department for the Grand Circuit has sent out its weekly story recapping and previewing Grand Circuit races....read on

Flamboro Box Remains Open

April 1, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that the entry box for the Saturday (April 4) and Sunday (April 5) cards of live racing at Flamboro Downs will remain open up until 11:30 a.m. today, as there are currently openings for all classes....read on

The One-Quarter Mark Of 2015

April 1, 2015:

The faces remain the same, but the numbers are bigger and better....read on

Meet April's Calendar Photographer

April 1, 2015:

Tammy Webb is the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Heart of Harness Racing Calendar photographer for April....read on

Fredericton's Best Feted

March 31, 2015:

This past Saturday the Fredericton Horsemen’s Association celebrated the 2014 racing season during its annual awards banquet and Wall of Fame inductee held at the Fredericton Motor Inn....read on

Walking The Walk In The Weiss

March 31, 2015:

Walk The Walk emerged as the only horse competing in Bobby Weiss Series action to take a second straight win in the $15,000 Tuesday preliminaries, two for trotting males and two for pacing females, at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

The Czar Rules At Western Fair

March 31, 2015:

A seasonally-debuting Czar Seelster served notice that he'll be a force in the Preferred ranks at The Raceway at Western Fair District, possibly poised to reign supreme....read on

Pacer Is Not An April Fools' Joke

March 31, 2015:

“The owners called me the other day and I thought they were pulling my leg. People don’t usually call you with one like this."...read on

Wins For Political Foe, Egosnattitudes

March 31, 2015:

Egosnattitudes and Political Foe scored $20,000 victories to complete second leg preliminaries for three-year-old male trotters in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action on a track which turned sloppy late in the Tuesday card, March 31 at Dover Downs....read on

Expanded Gaming Closer For Woodbine

March 31, 2015:

After receiving approval from the Toronto Executive committee last week, the Toronto City Council formally passed a motion on Tuesday to study expanded gaming at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Daylon Miracle Dominates Distaffers

March 31, 2015:

Three days after Daylon Magician was victorious over the Preferred trotters at Woodbine Racetrack, his younger sister turned the trick south of the border -- and also did it faster....read on

Tioga / Vernon Payments Coming Due

March 31, 2015:

Officials with Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs would like to remind horsepeople that nominations for the spring/summer late closing series held at Tioga and Vernon must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 1....read on

North America Cup Eligibles To 63

March 31, 2015:

The connections of 63 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings have made the first sustaining payment to remain eligible to this year’s Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Sagamore Hill Final To Rediscovery

March 31, 2015:

On Tuesday afternoon (March 31), Yonkers Raceway offered its richest race of the 2015 season to date, the $62,200 final of the Sagamore Hill for three and four-year-old male pacers. The newly-purchased Rediscovery – who was driven by George Brennan and returned $6.70 to win – notched the victory off a textbook pocket trip....read on

More 'Big M' Time For Marohn

March 31, 2015:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have announced that driver Jimmy Marohn Jr. will be spending more time at the Meadowlands going forward....read on

Vegas Vacation Returning

March 31, 2015:

It has been announced that O’Brien Award winner Vegas Vacation, who hasn’t raced since late in 2013, will return to the racing wars in “God’s Stable” this year....read on

Passover Pace Details Announced

March 31, 2015:

Officials with Monticello Raceway have announced the details for the 2015 edition of the Passover Pace, also known as the ‘Race for the Matzos.’...read on

New Investigators' Chairman Speaks

March 31, 2015:

It was recently announced that Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Executive Director John Wayne has been named chairman of the Organization of Racing Investigators. Wayne has discussed his new role, stating that “someone who gives you a black eye in one jurisdiction leaves a bruise in other jurisdictions.”...read on

Lawsuit Filed Against Penn National

March 31, 2015:

It has been reported that the situation surrounding Penn National Gaming pulling out of the proposed Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resort project in Pennsylvania is beginning to get nasty....read on

Nick Eaves Profiled

March 31, 2015:

On the last day of Nick Eaves’ tenure as president and CEO of the Woodbine Entertainment Group, the Toronto Sun has published a profile piece on Eaves titled ‘Woodbine chief Nick Eaves steps down after revitalizing horse racing in Ontario.’...read on

Update: New Series For Green Horses

March 31, 2015:

There have been a few revisions to the conditions for the ‘Spring Preview’ series for three-year-olds at the Meadowlands the last two weekends of April....read on

Coté Reflects On Hall Of Fame Career

March 31, 2015:

Among the keepsakes in Benoit Coté’s home office are a picture of him in the winner’s circle at Monticello Raceway with baseball great Joe DiMaggio in 1971, and the program from the Jan. 16, 1981 induction ceremonies for the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame....read on

Sweet Revenge For 'Godiva' At Pompano

March 30, 2015:

Godiva Seelster, the mare that gave Just A Bee all she could handle last week before succumbing in the final few strides, turned the tables on the 'Queen Bee' on Monday night in the $12,500 Fillies & Mares Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park....read on

Blossom Underway At Woodbine

March 30, 2015:

Maplelea and Cast No Shadow scored first leg victories in the Blossom Series Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Witch Dali Completes Petticoat Conquest

March 30, 2015:

So far in 2015, Yonkers Raceway has had four legal-bare-minimum $2.10 win payoffs. Three of those have been courtesy Witch Dali, who again fooled no one Monday night....read on

Favoured Fillies Follow Through

March 30, 2015:

All three of the most heavily publicly supported sophomore trotting fillies in Monday's 20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) second leg divisions at Dover Downs came through for their supporters and connections....read on

Zoom Photo Challenge Is Back!

March 30, 2015:

For the third consecutive year, your I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club is pleased to present the Zoom Photography Challenge....read on

Northfield Park Adds $60,000 Pick-5

March 30, 2015:

Northfield Park is announcing the addition of a $60,000 Pick-5 total pool guarantee to Tuesday’s (March 31) program....read on

Last Call For Northfield Late Closers

March 30, 2015:

Northfield Park has announced the dates of three Spring Late Closing series. These series offer increased racing opportunities for younger horses coming back to the races this season....read on

Executive Set In New Brunswick

March 30, 2015:

The election of officers for the New Brunswick Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association was held during a meeting this past weekend....read on

Well-Bred Trotter Jumps Up, Wins

March 30, 2015:

Crazolo quarter-poled to the lead and had no serious challenges thereafter in capturing his second straight victory in Monday’s $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows....read on

Getting To Know John DeLong

March 30, 2015:

If you’ve ever wanted to know anything about driver John DeLong, chances are many of those questions can be answered here, as the accomplished pilot has sat down for a question and answer session....read on

Aiken, SC Races Considered A Success

March 30, 2015:

It has been reported that roughly 1,000 people showed up to the McGhees’ Mile Track in Aiken, South Carolina this past Saturday (March 28) to take in a card of live racing after a 12-year absence....read on

Nauss Passes During Tragic Foaling; Services Set

March 30, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that tragedy struck the horse racing industry in Nova Scotia during the early-morning hours of Monday, March 30, as veteran horseman John Nauss and a mare and her foal each lost their lives....read on

Christoforou To Nova Scotia Banquet

March 30, 2015:

Officials with the Cape Breton Horseowners Association have announced that they are honoured to be welcoming four-time O’Brien Award winning driver Chris Christoforou as special guest speaker for the organization’s upcoming annual banquet....read on

Pompano Pick 5 Guaranteed At $30K

March 30, 2015:

A tricky Pick 5 sequence on Sunday night (March 29) has resulted in a rare two-day carryover of $8,565 into Monday night (March 30) at Pompano Park....read on

Great Canadian Sues BC Lottery Corp.

March 30, 2015:

It has been reported that racetrack and casino operator Great Canadian Gaming Corp. is suing the B.C. Lottery Corporation for roughly $18 million....read on

Penn National Pulling Out Of PA Project

March 30, 2015:

On Monday, March 30, Penn National Gaming, Inc. announced that it has informed the partners of Endeka Entertainment LP of its intent to withdraw from the proposed Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resort project in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania....read on


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