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Open Repeats; Milestone Win For Stratton

February 20, 2009:

Trained by Carl Cito and driven by Cat Manzi, stablemates American Lane (Trot) and Nip N Attack (Filly and Mare Pace) once again took care of Yonkers Raceway business in the $31,000 co-featured Open Handicaps while driver Jordan Stratton scored his 1,000th win on Friday night...read on

Martha Maxine, Yellow Diamond Sparkle In Stake Finals

February 20, 2009:

Driver Andy Miller scored his second straight win in the Cape & Cutter as Martha Maxine motored to a career best 1:50.4 victory in the $87,500 final Friday night at the Meadowlands...read on

A Midnite Romp In Count B Final; Ontario Girls Face Off

February 20, 2009:

Midnite Romp converted from a perfect covered trip to capture the $52,400 Final of The Count B Pacing Series for three-year-old colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday night...read on

The World According To Dean: France rules trotting on the continent

February 20, 2009:

Napoleon couldn’t sustain his dominance of Europe, but the masters of French trotting have certainly done so...read on

Magna Announces Resignation Of Director

February 20, 2009:

Magna Entertainment Corp. today announced that Mr. Jerry Campbell, lead director and a member of the Audit Committee, has stepped down as a director of MEC, effective immediately...read on

Lady D M Retires

February 20, 2009:

Trot Insider has learned that the seven-year-old bay pacing mare Lady D M has retired from racing and has been booked to No Pan Intended...read on

Wrinkle Hanover Overcomes Draw

February 20, 2009:

Overcoming a terrible draw, Wrinkle Hanover found the pocket early, then kicked past the heavy favourite late to win a division of the Early Call, a series for three and four-year old filly and mare p...read on

Tioga Cuts Simulcasting Dates

February 20, 2009:

Tioga Downs has announced that it will be closing its simulcasting operations on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning Monday, February 23....read on

More Georgian News; New Contact Info

February 20, 2009:

Georgian Downs reminds horsepeople that contact information for its race office has changed...read on

Freehold Amends Dates, Stakes Schedule

February 20, 2009:

The management of Freehold Raceway announced today that it received approval from the New Jersey Racing Commission to amend its live racing schedule...read on

Series Upcoming At KD

February 20, 2009:

Kawartha Downs is reminding all horsepeople of the Pacin N Racing Pacing Series and the Snow Buster Trotting Series, each of which are to get underway at the Fraserville, Ont. oval in March...read on

Tajma Hall To Be Retired?

February 20, 2009:

Horse Racing Alberta has reported that Tajma Hall, Alberta's reigning Horse of the Year, will likely miss the rest of the Northlands Park winter meet. Also, his future racing career is up in the air...read on

Superior Court Document Now Online

February 20, 2009:

On January 27, 2009, Ontario's Superior Court of Justice released its ruling on the Woodbine Entertainment Group's appeal of a June, 2008 decision by the Ontario Racing Commission regarding the racing privileges of owners Robert Hamather, Lloyd Nicholson, Gary Smith...read on

Russ Moulton Injured

February 20, 2009:

Trot Insider has spoken with Sharla Daley, operations administrator for the National Capital Region Harness Horse Association, for an update on Russ Moulton, who is currently in hospital after having sustained a scary injury at Rideau Carleton Raceway yesterday...read on

Training Schedule Heats Up At Charlottetown

February 20, 2009:

Over 150 horses will be on the racetrack Saturday at the Charlottetown Driving Park prepping for the new season....read on

Gov't Withdraws Restructuring Plan

February 20, 2009:

The minister of Finance and minister responsible for Infrastructure, Ms. Monique Jérôme-Forget, today announced that the provincial government has withdrawn its plan to restructure Quebec racetrack operator Attractions Hippiques...read on

Wittup Comments On Shippers

February 20, 2009:

Several big names from the Alberta harness racing industry have been surfacing at Fraser Downs Racetrack in recent weeks...read on

Purses To Be Dropped At Fraser

February 20, 2009:

Jim Vinnell, president of the BC Standardbred Association, has announced that the BCSA Board has been forced to make further cuts in the purse pool due to...read on

Ideal Legs At Maywood

February 20, 2009:

With a total of 17 colt and gelding pacers dropped into the entry box for the opening leg of the Ideal Society Series at Maywood Park, racing secretary Doc Narotsky was forced to split Thursday’s fi...read on

Case Comments On Parole Change

February 20, 2009:

According to report today by the New York Daily News, the parole of successful and controversial harness driver Walter Case, Jr. has been transferred from Ohio to New York State. The 47-year-old pilot has commented on the update...read on

Deep Finesse Sold, U.S.-Bound

February 20, 2009:

According to a report by the Atlantic Post Calls, Maritime Triple Crown winner Deep Finesse has been sold to owners that race at Dover Downs in Delaware...read on

The Truth Isn't Awful

February 20, 2009:

Heidi Rohr traded a career in finance for one in harness racing, a decision that will pay big dividends if The Awful Truth wins the $73,800 Exit 16W Final on Saturday night at the Meadowlands...read on

More On Truro Strangles

February 20, 2009:

The Chronicle Herald has today ran a story about the quarantined strangles case at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia. The article quotes Dr. Paul Hogan, head of the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission, Bob Taylor, general manager of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, and an unnamed horse owner....read on

Crozier Makes Court Appearance

February 20, 2009:

The Guardian has today published an update in the case of Wade Gordon Crozier, the former Harness Racing PEI employee that has been charged in connection with a theft of a large sum of money from the organization...read on

Wetherly Comments On Negotiations

February 20, 2009:

On Thursday, February 18, Attractions Hippiques president and chief operating officer Ian Wetherly sent a memo to all Attractions Hippiques employees regarding the Quebec horsemen's associations' rejection of the proposal put forth by RSM Richter...read on

'Barak' Getting It Done

February 20, 2009:

A pair of first time 2009 winners, Wholeftthegateopen and Deborah and Barak won the co-feature paces at Dover Downs on Thursday, February 19....read on

Fly Emily, Fly!

February 20, 2009:

Fly Emily Fly, who needed three qualifiers in the past month due to persistent gaiting problems, was flat and fast Thursday at the Meadows, winning the swiftest division of the Closing Bell series for...read on

Spill In Rideau Finale

February 20, 2009:

A nasty-looking, two-horse accident occurred in Race 15 at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening, however details aren’t available on the condition of the horses or drivers involved in the mishap...read on

Northlands Cancels Sunday Program

February 19, 2009:

Due to a lack of healthy horses, Northlands Park has cancelled Sunday's live harness card. Only 54 horses were entered for the Thursday morning draw...read on

Fisher & Iversen Dominate In General Brock

February 19, 2009:

The opening leg of the General Brock Trotting Series went postward in the form of four divisions on Thursday evening at Woodbine Racetrack, and it is a night that trainer Ira Fisher and owner Ely Iversen will remember...read on

Dobson Notches 1,000th Victory

February 19, 2009:

A three-win performance on Thursday at Monticello Raceway will go down as a special one for 24-year-old teamster Billy Dobson, who used the hat trick to reach the 1,000-win plateau. ...read on

NAADA To Assist Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

February 19, 2009:

Beginning in early March the North American Amateur Drivers Association (NAADA) will be sponsoring a trotting series which will benefit...read on

Running Aces Names Race Secretary And Announcer

February 19, 2009:

Running Aces Harness Park is proud to introduce Rod Newhart as the Racing Secretary and Peter Galassi as the Track Announcer for the 2009 live meet....read on

Gov't Aide: Rejection May Kill Deal

February 19, 2009:

The Quebec's horsemen and breeder associations' unanimous rejection of a government-backed proposal to keep racetrack operator Attractions Hippiques in business may kill the deal, an aide to Quebec finance minister Monique Jerome-Forget confirmed today...read on

Auckland Reactor To Inter Dominion

February 19, 2009:

The connections of down-under pacing sensation Auckland Reactor have announced that the four-year-old son of Mach Three will be contesting the $1.6 million Gold Coast Inter Dominion in March...read on

The 'Trucker' Is Rolling

February 19, 2009:

Southbound Trucker has won four of five starts this season, and his driver, Bruce Aldrich, Jr., has gone on the record as saying “he never ceases to amaze me...read on

You're Going To Do What?!?!?

February 19, 2009:

Imagine winning £2.75 million wagering on a horse race and then turning around and giving it to charity...read on

MI Developments Not Separating From Magna Entertainment

February 19, 2009:

MI Developments Inc. yesterday stated that its previously-announced plans which would have seen itself separate from Magna Entertainment Corp. have been cancelled....read on

Smokin' In Florida

February 19, 2009:

Harness driver Bruce Ranger has dominated the driving colony at the Isle Pompano Park for nearly 10 years, but this season the veteran trainer-driver has had to take a back seat to the up and coming <...read on

The Skinny On Sportsfancy

February 19, 2009:

With her hoof problems behind her, Sportsfancy looks to get off on the right foot in 2009 in the $87,500 final of the Cape & Cutter for open pacing mares Friday night at...read on

Harness Racer Goes To The Cops

February 19, 2009:

According to a report by the Examiner, 12-year-old Broadway Express gelding Broadway Kevin is headed to t...read on

More On Belleville Situation

February 19, 2009:

With financing issues disrupting the progress of the new Quinte Exhibition and Raceway in Belleville, Ont., the municipal government has hinted they could step in and take over the project...read on

Haylie Sue, Smiling Angel Are 'Redhot'

February 19, 2009:

Filly and mare pacers highlighted a snowy Wednesday night card at Balmoral Park as a pair of $6,500 divisions in the opening leg of the Fox Valley Redhot Series attracted a total of 17 distaffers...read on

Artistic Fella Retired

February 18, 2009:

World Record holder and two-time millionaire Artistic Fella has reportedly been retired from racing and will be heading to the breeding shed...read on

Sale Of The Stars Wraps Up

February 18, 2009:

The remaining two sessions of the New Zealand Yearling Sale revealed an encouraging outlook for the industry...read on

Allmar Surprise Beats The Boys

February 18, 2009:

Ontario-sired Allmar Surprise, the only female and the youngest in the field, led all the way for a 1:57 victory in the $33,000 Open Trot over a "sloppy track" at Dover Downs on Wednesday...read on

Quebec Groups Reject Proposal

February 18, 2009:

In a press release sent out today, Société des propriétaires et Eleveurs de chevaux Standardbred du Québec (SPECSQ), l’Association Trot & Amble du Québec (ATAQ) et le Circuit régional des courses de chevaux du Québec (CRCCQ) announced that they have unanimously rejected...read on

Mr Feelgood Fitting In Perfectly

February 18, 2009:

According Michael Palermo, stable foreman for the Tim Butt stable, recent Hunter Cup winner Mr Feelgood arrived on the Gold Coast in Australia this week and is fitting in "perfectly." The Ontario-sired horse is prepping for the Inter Dominion series...read on

'Big M' Cancels Hambo Parade

February 18, 2009:

According to a report in today's edition of the South Bergenite, the Meadowlands Racetrack has cancelled the annual Hambletonian parade set for this summer...read on

Brendan Peck Passes

February 18, 2009:

Brendan Peck, 83, of Sydney Mines, NS, passed away Friday, February 13, 2009 at the veteran’s wing of Harbour View Hospital in Sydney Mines...read on


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