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On The Road To The Rankins

May 21, 2018:

This past weekend eight Ontario Standardbred nurseries swung wide their gates to welcome young hopefuls for the Youth Literary Derby, but it seemed that all roads in the Niagara Peninsula led to Tom Rankin’s beautiful new broodmare facility....read on

Another Notch In Franky's Belt

May 21, 2018:

In the featured trot on the Sunday night harness racing card at Running Aces, 11-year-old gelding Franky Provolone (Armbro Scribe-Simply Royal) added another notch to his well-travelled racing belt....read on

Art Dancer Continues Streak In PA Series

May 21, 2018:

Art Dancer, pushing his winning streak to five and handled by the red-hot Brett Miller, became the only two-time Pennsylvania Stallion Series winner in the three-year-old pacing colt ranks, spurting up the Pocono Pike to take his $20,000 division in 1:53.1 Sunday at the mountain oval....read on

Field Set For Commodore Barry Invite

May 21, 2018:

The field is set for the 'Commodore Barry' Invitational for older pacers which will take place on a stakes-laden card Sunday, May 27 at Harrah's Philadelphia. The purse is $150,000....read on

Gagnon Steals The Show At Rideau

May 21, 2018:

Guy Gagnon wrapped up a five-win night at Rideau Carleton Raceway by sweeping Sunday's co-featured Preferreds with his own trainees Cobalt Man and Wildwild Men....read on

Filibuster Hanover Wins 40th Confederation Cup

May 20, 2018:

Favourite Filibuster Hanover held off his rivals to win the 40th edition of the $182,500 Confederation Cup on Sunday night (May 20) at Flamboro Downs....read on

Tioga Opens To Two AM, Chantepleure

May 20, 2018:

Two AM and driver Tyler Buter won the co-featured $12,000 Open Trot at Tioga Downs on Sunday (May 20)....read on

Change To Camluck Classic Field

May 20, 2018:

The field for this year’s Camluck Classic had been finalized, but a last second change to the line-up has been made....read on

Marion Marauder Wins 2018 Debut

May 20, 2018:

Marion Marauder ($6.40), 2016 Trotting Triple Crown champion, made his five-year-old debut a winning one in his $30,000 Great Northeast Series event on Sunday afternoon (May 20) at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on

Sure Please Prevails At Clinton

May 20, 2018:

Sure Please ($2.60) did not disappoint his backers on Sunday afternoon (May 20) at Clinton Raceway, controlling every step of a 1:59.1 mile en route to victory in the opening-day feature, the $5,000 Rick Forgie Memorial Pace....read on

Lucky Promesses Wins At 3R

May 20, 2018:

It took the winningest trotter at Hippodrome 3R last season, Lucky Promesses, to bring an end to HP Run Like Mom’s three-race winning streak on Sunday (May 20)....read on

Smalltownthrowdown Best At Yonkers

May 20, 2018:

Smalltownthrowdown (Brian Sears, $8.50) was a two-move titan Sunday afternoon (May 20), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $54,800 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Tropical Storm Bi Rises, Repeats

May 20, 2018:

One week removed from an impressive 1:54.3 score, Tropical Storm Bi ($3.90) led from the outset and never looked back in Sunday afternoon’s (May 20) $14,500 Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

2018 Elitlopp Fields Drawn

May 20, 2018:

Bold Eagle and Propulsion lead the sixteen trotters invited to take part in the 2018 Elitlopp, to be contested Sunday, May 27 at Solvalla Racecourse in Stockholm, Sweden....read on

Caretaker Spotlight: Jody McGilveary

May 20, 2018:

We all have those friends and co-workers who are your typical rise-and-shine morning people, but Jody McGilveary might own the crown!...read on

Harness Helps Alberta

May 20, 2018:

After what seemed like a never-ending winter, spring has finally sprung in Alberta. The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and the season of harness racing is well underway at Century Downs in Balzac, just outside of Calgary....read on

Inverness Qualifiers Abandoned

May 20, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Sunday's (May 20) qualifying session at Inverness Raceway has been abandoned on account of heavy rain....read on

Elims Completed For Rooney, Lismore

May 20, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway’s foggy Saturday night featured eliminations for both the Art Rooney and Lismore Paces....read on

Justify Also Wins At Hoosier

May 20, 2018:

Imagine this—two horses, one a Thoroughbred and one a Standardbred, both with the same name, both entered to race on the same day and both winning their respective contests. The odds of such are remarkable but that’s ‘just’ what happened in the sport of horse racing on May 19....read on

Ariana G, Achille Duharas Win Graduates

May 20, 2018:

Ariana G made her return to the races a winning one, scoring in the first of two divisions of the first leg of the Graduate Series for four-year-old trotters Saturday night at the Meadowlands....read on

Cummings Clicks For Five At Tioga

May 20, 2018:

Sudden Change N captured Saturday’s $9,000 Fillies & Mares Open 2 at Tioga Downs, while teamster John Cummings put on a driving clinic thanks to his five-win performance....read on

Buffalo Open To Fireyourguns

May 20, 2018:

Fireyourguns may have misfired in his seasonal debut last week but he was fully loaded on Saturday night by wiring the field in Buffalo Raceway's $11,500 Open Pace in 1:52.1 over the fast track. It was just a fifth of a second off the all-time track mark of 1:52 set ironically by Fireyourguns in 2015....read on

Wes Delight Steals The Show

May 19, 2018:

Wes Delight, who left the gate so quickly he lost his head number a couple of steps in, showed that having a few races under your girth can be an advantage even against the likes of Lost In Time, Stay Hungry, Nutcracker Sweet, and Hayden Hanover....read on

Shell I Be Bad Upsets At Vernon

May 19, 2018:

Golden Britt did the roadwork, but Shell I Be Bad got all the marbles in Saturday’s $5,100 feature at Vernon Downs....read on

Running Aces Feature To Giggle Monster

May 19, 2018:

The Minnesota harness racing season kicked off on Saturday night, May 19 at Running Aces and Giggle Monster was one of the stars of the show....read on

Sophomores Star In SBOA Finals

May 19, 2018:

Stakes season is officially underway at Woodbine Mohawk Park thanks to the three-year-old fillies that battled in Saturday’s SBOA Finals....read on

Euchred Romps In Preferred

May 19, 2018:

After being hung up three-wide to the quarter pole, Euchred powered to the lead and rolled to an easy score in Saturday’s $2,500 Preferred Pace at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

New Gold Cup & Saucer Title Sponsor

May 19, 2018:

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park has announced The Guardian newspaper will take over the reins as title sponsor of the Gold Cup & Saucer. The 59th running of the prestigious race will take place on August 19....read on

Solid Stakes Score For Moosonee

May 19, 2018:

Moosonee moved three wide into the final turn and roared through the lane to capture the fastest division in Saturday’s $174,888 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-old colt and gelding trotters at The Meadows....read on

Justify Holds On In Preakness

May 19, 2018:

Unbeaten Justify charged clear through the fog to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, as the Kentucky Derby winner set the stage for a Triple Crown bid next month....read on

Takter Trainees Shine In Qualifiers

May 19, 2018:

Qualifiers were conducted Saturday evening at the Meadowlands Racetrack on a soggy, foggy evening that was cool but windless, and Jimmy Takter trainees performed beautifully....read on

Thats It Wires Century Mares

May 19, 2018:

After Open company proved just too tough in her last three tries, Thats It ($5.60) returned to her winning ways with a pillar-to-post 1:56.1 score in Saturday afternoon’s (May 19) featured event at Century Downs, a $7,400 top-level optional claiming event....read on

Ciuffetelli Wins Billings At Freehold

May 19, 2018:

After a C.K.G. Billings Series Midwest Regional trot at Scioto Downs Friday night (May 18), the longest running amateur driving series moved on to Freehold, N.J. for a contest over the famed double oval at Freehold Raceway. When the results were finalized, “Tough Tony” Ciuffettelli scored an impressive victory with Better To Be Lucky in a time of 2:00.4 over a soggy racetrack....read on

Nameisonthehalter Repeats At Northside

May 19, 2018:

After powering to a 3-3/4 length score last week, Lawrence Snow’s Nameisonthehalter ($5.30) dug deep to hold his ground for a second straight win in the $1,250 featured winners-over pacing event on Saturday afternoon (May 19) at Northside Downs....read on

HP Run Like Mom Seeks Fourth Straight

May 19, 2018:

What a difference a year can make. That’s the tune that harness racing trainer Jean Tourigny is humming these days since his trotting mare HP Run Like Mom is unbeaten in three starts this year. She goes for her fourth straight win on Sunday (May 20) at Hippodrome 3R....read on

Western Joe Seeks Confederation Glory

May 19, 2018:

Despite drawing post 7 in Sunday evening’s (May 20) $182,500 Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs, elimination winner Western Joe is a formidable contender, installed as the 5-2 morning line favourite....read on

Miss Versatility Kicks Off Monday

May 19, 2018:

The Miss Versatility series for older trotting mares begins on Monday evening (May 21) at Woodbine Mohawk Park as the eighth race. The first leg drew a field of nine racing for a purse of $50,000....read on

NAHU Live From Woodbine Mohawk Park

May 19, 2018:

North American Harness Update presents Three Wide, the NAHU on-track show, at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, May 19, sponsored by the Hambletonian Society....read on

SC Rewind: 1984 Confederation Cup

May 19, 2018:

In this week's 'Rewind,' Robert Smith recalls a special Confederation Cup victory at Flamboro Downs 34 years ago. With this year's renewal close at hand, it is timely to recall this memorable race day in history....read on

Bremner Memorial Kicks Off EPR Meet

May 19, 2018:

Horse Racing New Brunswick springs back into action for the 2018 harness racing season with a six-dash program on Victoria Day (Monday, May 21) at Exhibition Park Raceway....read on

NA Cup Eligible Colts Sharpening

May 19, 2018:

The main stakes action for North America Cup-eligible horses this weekend takes place at three different racetracks -- Mohegan Sun Pocono, Yonkers Raceway and Flamboro Downs....read on

Hodkinson Scores Billings Win At Scioto

May 19, 2018:

Harness racing's greatest traveling roadshow, the CKG Billings Harness Driving Series, was on the move again on Friday, May 18 with a trot in the series mid-west region at Scioto Downs and when it was completed, Ned “the Insurance Man” Hodkinson emerged victorious with his old warhorse, Mutinyonthebounty, after they turned back seven others in the 2:00.1 mile....read on

Miller And Minor Double In NJ Stakes

May 19, 2018:

Driver David Miller had the hot hand Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack, with a pair of New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions among his multiple wins....read on

P L Hurricane Storms Home To Upset

May 19, 2018:

P L Hurricane stormed down the stretch to pull off a 27-1 upset in this week's action-packed Preferred Pace for fillies and mares on Friday night (May 18) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Long Win Streaks Continue At Hoosier

May 18, 2018:

Always A Prince made his seventh consecutive trip to the winner’s circle at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, May 18 as he completed the Hal Dale Series sweep, winning the $18,000 final of the late-closing event open to Indiana-sired colts and geldings that are non-winners of $25,000 lifetime....read on

Six Pack Equals Track Record

May 18, 2018:

Vernon Downs ran eliminations for the Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) for sophomore trotters on Friday night (May 18)....read on

Tempus Seelster Tops Saratoga Mares

May 18, 2018:

Ontario-owned Tempus Seelster did what only one mare has been able to do in the last two months at Saratoga Casino Hotel when the five-year-old distaffer beat Spreester in the local Fillies and Mares Open on Friday night....read on

Another Open Victory For Newborn Sassy

May 18, 2018:

Stop us if you’ve read this one before… Odds-on Newborn Sassy (Jordan Stratton, $2.60) did not play fair Friday night (May 18), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace in obnoxiously facile fashion....read on

Distinctiv Rusty Prevails In Truro Feature

May 18, 2018:

Distinctiv Rusty and driver Dale Spence shot through the passing lane to prevail in the Friday night feature at Truro Raceway for the Rennison family....read on

SC Office Closure Notice

May 18, 2018:

Please be aware that Standardbred Canada's main office in Mississauga, Ont. will be closed on Monday, May 21 in observance of the Victoria Day holiday....read on


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