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Jason ‘Jay’ Waples Passes

February 14, 2018:

Former Standardbred groom Jason ‘Jay’ Waples passed away on Monday, February 5 at the age of 35....read on

NJ Mare Registration Deadline Nears

February 14, 2018:

Owners of mares in foal that are based in New Jersey are reminded that the deadline to register a mare for the 2018 foaling season to the Standardbred Development Fund is February 28....read on

Jim Grundy Remembered

February 14, 2018:

Friday night’s feature at Cal Expo is named for Jim Grundy, a fixture in California harness racing for over 30 years who passed away in 2009 at the age of 74....read on

Immortal Nominations Coming Due

February 14, 2018:

Time is running out for members of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame to submit Immortal nominations for the Class of 2018....read on

Gary Eckert Passes

February 14, 2018:

Standardbred horseman Gary Eckert passed away on Friday, February 9 at the age of 81....read on

February: Two Days, Two World Records

February 14, 2018:

It’s the middle of February, and while a large majority of North American horsepeople are scraping ice off their vehicles, Standardbreds on the track have been heating things up as of late. That has been exemplified by the two world record performances that have already been clocked this week alone....read on

McNair On Maturation, Future

February 14, 2018:

“I think I’ve been able to read a race a lot different. Confidence is a big thing, too, for a driver. Even if you get a lot of top drives, you have to have the confidence or you’re not going to win those races. You have to be confident in yourself and know the right choices are coming.”...read on

Guy Cloutier Passes

February 14, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that former Hippodrome de Quebec race secretary Guy Cloutier, who spent more than 40 years in the Standardbred industry, has passed away at the age of 84....read on

MacDonald Extending Reach

February 14, 2018:

If you’re interested in hearing Anthony MacDonald speak about fractional ownership this coming fall, you’d better pack your bags and book your plane ticket well in advance....read on

Rosecroft Announces EHV-1 Precautions

February 14, 2018:

Due to the outbreak of the EHV-1 equine virus, Rosecroft Raceway is taking the following precautions....read on

Theodore ‘Ted’ Cegielski Passes

February 14, 2018:

Standardbred horseman Theodore J. ‘Ted’ Cegielski, 78, passed away at his residence on January 13....read on

A Delightful O'Brien For McEneny

February 14, 2018:

After campaigning her sire Bettors Delight to Horse of the Year honours 16 years prior, Scott McEneny returned to the O'Brien Awards stage when Bettors Up captured the hardware for Canada's Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year....read on

Rivals To Meet In The Breeding Shed

February 14, 2018:

It's the perfect mix of Valentines Day and harness racing as two of the world's top trotters -- on-track foes this season, even -- will unite as a fantasy pair on the pedigree page....read on

Elysium Lindy Best In Dover Trot

February 13, 2018:

Elysium Lindy used the passing lane to end Royal Becca J’s two-race win streak in the $25,000 Open Handicap Trot on Tuesday (Feb. 13) at Dover Downs, while Soda Pump made several moves en route to victory in the sub-feature....read on

National Debt Circles Preferred Foes

February 13, 2018:

Following a pair of runner-up efforts at the level, National Debt ($3.20) passed all six of his rivals and got back in the win column in Tuesday evening’s (Feb. 13) featured $11,500 Preferred 2 pacing event at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Big M Offers Asian Fusion Buffet

February 13, 2018:

On Friday, February 16, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is celebrating Chinese New Year with an Asian-inspired buffet in Pink Restaurant....read on

Hawthorne Payments Due February 15

February 13, 2018:

Nominations for all three-year-old races for Hawthorne’s Night of Champions are due on Thursday (February 15)....read on

Empire Exec Comments On Monticello

February 13, 2018:

Charlie Degliomini, the executive vice president of Empire Resorts, has said that his company will not turn its back on the Monticello Casino and Raceway, even though Empire Resorts just opened the Resorts World Catskills casino nearby....read on

Uncle Peter Breeding To Be Auctioned For MSOA Scholarship Fund

February 13, 2018:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, in conjunction with Green Acquisition Corporation, announces the donation of a breeding to the stallion Uncle Peter, to benefit the MSOA’s Collegiate Scholarship program....read on

Eichas To Be Honoured In Florida

February 13, 2018:

Tom Eichas has been named Florida Amateur Driving Club’s Driver of the Year....read on

Thomassin Joins SC Board

February 13, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Murielle Thomassin, the general manager of Hippodrome 3R in Quebec, has joined SC’s Board of Directors....read on

WEG Stakes Noms/Payments Due Thursday

February 13, 2018:

Officials with the Woodbine Entertainment Group have announced that nomination and sustaining payments for WEG’s stakes are due this Thursday (February 15), as are payments for major stakes at Flamboro Downs, Grand River Raceway, Hanover Raceway and Clinton Raceway....read on

Sylvester Discusses His ‘Blonde’

February 13, 2018:

“She just came back into training. If we handle her like last year I think she should have a real nice year.”...read on

‘Charging’ To The Wire At Pompano

February 13, 2018:

All Charged Up, perfectly handled by trainer John MacDonald, used a late power surge to take top honors in Pompano Park's $11,000 Open Handicap Pace for mares on Monday night (February 12) in 1:52.3....read on

Live Stream For Dan Patch Dinner

February 13, 2018:

And the winner of the E. Roland Harriman Award as the 2017 Horse of the Year is…...read on

Rum Boogie Passes

February 13, 2018:

Rum Boogie, who won the 1998 Dan Patch and Nova Awards for best two-year-old female trotter, passed away on Monday (February 12), Lindy Farms Manager John Belskie said. She was 22....read on

DSOA To Host Stallion Auction

February 13, 2018:

The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association is hosting its third annual stallion auction for PACE (Political Action Committee for Equines)....read on

Memorable Night For Scott Coulter

February 13, 2018:

"The one thing that comes to mind is she's just so level-headed and professional. At two, you don't often find them that level-headed and sensible. That paid in spades for her."...read on

SRF Has Breedings For Sale

February 13, 2018:

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation has many breedings for sale and anticipates others to become available throughout the season....read on

SBOA Stallion Auction Extended

February 13, 2018:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association online stallion auction has been extended. Bidding will now close at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 15....read on

NTRA ‘Capping Title To Whitby Resident

February 13, 2018:

It may be a stretch to proclaim the Greater Toronto Area as a hotbed of high-end horse racing handicappers. Although, what are you supposed to say when GTA residents win the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship – and its $800,000 grand prize – for two consecutive years?...read on

London Offers $20K Hi 5 Guarantee

February 12, 2018:

Horseplayers will have some added incentive to tune into the Tuesday night program at The Raceway at Western Fair District with the addition of a $20,000 Instant guaranteed pool in the early Super Hi-5 in race 6....read on

Dobson Productive At Yonkers

February 12, 2018:

He came. He saw. He conquered. Thrice....read on

Woodbine Moves Qualifiers To Friday

February 12, 2018:

Woodbine Racetrack would like to inform all horsepeople of a date change for this week’s qualifying session....read on

Dover Feature To Papa Ray

February 12, 2018:

Papa Ray won the Lincoln’s Day feature at Dover Downs, one of three victories for the team of driver Vic Kirby, trainer Wayne Givens and owners Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing....read on

'Etruscan' Electrifies; Jackpot Hi-5 Hit

February 12, 2018:

Miles in the 1:52 range are few and far between in the month of February when you talk trotters, but someone forgot to mention that to Etruscan Hanover....read on

Grand Slam For Markathy

February 12, 2018:

Markathy on the heels of three straight wins versus claiming foes jumped up to take on Preferred company Monday evening at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and he passed the tougher test with flying colours....read on

Bruce McGhee Passes

February 12, 2018:

Horseman Bruce Weymouth McGhee, the owner of McGhees' Mile in Aiken, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, February 7 at the age of 89....read on

Important EHV-1 Facts

February 12, 2018:

For anyone that is unaware of some important facts surrounding Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), Trot Insider is reposting a fact sheet regarding the virus to help bring people up to speed....read on

Truro Banquet Upcoming

February 12, 2018:

Officials with the Truro Harness Horse Owners Association have released some of the details of the upcoming yearly banquet....read on

Kelly’s Enjoying The Ride

February 12, 2018:

If you’ve spent a decent amount of time in the harness racing industry you are well aware that there is a definite ebb and flow to the game. Sometimes you can do no wrong, while during other periods you just can’t buy a break. Dave Kelly knows this, and that’s why he’s appreciating his current run....read on

Northville Announces EHV-1 Precautions

February 12, 2018:

Officials with Northville Downs have announced that the track has enacted new measures in light of the recent EHV-1 outbreak....read on

Buffalo Forced To Cancel Again

February 12, 2018:

Buffalo Raceway continues to receive rotten luck, as the track has announced that it has been forced to cancel its program of live racing that was scheduled for this Wednesday (February 14)....read on

The Wilkins Honoured In Maryland

February 12, 2018:

After decades of involvement in and support of harness racing, Maryland residents James and Sara Mae Wilkins have been honoured with a lifetime achievement award....read on

Campbell To Headline Awards Banquet

February 12, 2018:

It has been announced that ‘Mr. Harness Racing’ John Campbell will be making a special guest appearance next month....read on

Reflections On One ‘Hall’ Of A Career

February 12, 2018:

Carl Becker was barely a teenager when he provided play-by-play for a summer softball league in Altamont, Ill., but at that moment he knew he wanted a career behind a microphone....read on

Zeron Impressed With ‘Beach’ Gelding

February 12, 2018:

Waikiki Beach, the Australian-bred six year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere, scored a repeat win in Pompano Park's $11,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night (February 11)....read on

Dan Patch Silent Auction Details

February 12, 2018:

The Dan Patch Awards Dinner is rapidly approaching, and along with it, the annual silent auction, held in conjunction with the evening’s festivities on February 25 in Orlando....read on

OSS Payment Due February 15

February 12, 2018:

Owners of Ontario Sires Stakes-eligible three-year-olds are reminded that February 15 is the deadline for the $800 three-year-old OSS sustaining payment....read on

DSBF Three-Year-Old Payments Due

February 12, 2018:

Three-year-old payments on DSBF eligibles are due to be postmarked by Thursday (February 15)....read on


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