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Mach Three Rookies Dominate

September 13, 2017:

Two-year-old pacing colts and geldings made their way to Mohawk Racetrack Tuesday evening for the final round of the regular season of the OSS Grassroots, with divisional scores going to When You Dance, Zen Da Ballykeel, Casimir Richie P and Pretty Handsome....read on

The Bax And Byron Show

September 13, 2017:

Driver Steve Byron and trainer John Bax teamed up to win all three $18,800 divisions of the last regular season Grassroots event for two-year-old trotting fillies at Flamboro Downs on Tuesday evening....read on

Track Record Speed For O So Easy

September 12, 2017:

O So Easy, with Verlin Yoder at the lines, became Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s newest track record holder when she powered home a winner in 1:54.3 in the fourth round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for two-year-old trotting fillies on Tuesday evening....read on

Sophomore Fillies Impress At Monticello

September 12, 2017:

Tequila Monday and Ann Hill won their respective $59,100 New York Sire Stakes divisions for three-year-old filly pacers Tuesday at Monticello Raceway....read on

Terror At Night Triumphs In Harrington Open

September 12, 2017:

Nanticoke Racing, Ed Maas III and Arlene Paisley's Terror At Night was a 1:53.3 winner in the $16,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway....read on

Mach It So Headlines Quillen Memorial

September 12, 2017:

For the 11th straight year, some of harness racing’s top pacers will invade Delaware in the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway on September 18....read on

Burke & Kakaley Mastery At Meadows

September 12, 2017:

Ron Burke figured to be a force in Tuesday’s Keystone Classic at The Meadows — he trains eight of the 17 freshman filly pacers who dropped in — but he was even more dominant than that, teaming with Matt Kakaley to sweep the event with Double A Mint, Strong Opinion and Majorsspeciallady....read on

Mohawk Announces New Owner Seminar

September 12, 2017:

Mohawk Racetrack will be offering fans the opportunity to learn more about racehorse ownership with a special new owner seminar on Saturday, September 23....read on

Filly Instilling Confidence In Her Trainer

September 12, 2017:

“I think she’s a top filly. I don’t think there’s a filly out there that’s as consistent as her. She’s raced the big dogs all her life and she’s been no worse than second in most of her races. She’s been right there all the time.”...read on

Mohawk’s $2.1M Maple Leaf Trot / Canadian Trotting Classic Card Set

September 12, 2017:

The $684,000 Canadian Trotting Classic and $593,000 Maple Leaf Trot headline an outstanding $2.1 million card this Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Twelve-Year-Old Calls Races

September 12, 2017:

Think back and try to remember what you were doing during your first official week as a Grade 7 student. Chances are you probably weren’t up in an announcer’s booth calling races at your local Standardbred track. Although the scenario seems a bit far fetched, that’s exactly what one lucky twelve-year-old was doing this past weekend....read on

Clouthier Speaking Engagement Nears

September 12, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Hector ‘Hec’ Clouthier, the former executive director of the now-defunct Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association, will be the focus of an upcoming edition of the OB-MLC’s ‘Governance Speakers’ Series 2017.’...read on

2017 Standardbred Poll – Week 16

September 12, 2017:

The Week 16 results from the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll have been released, and Fear The Dragon still sits atop the chart....read on

Sire Stakes Trotters To Invade Batavia

September 12, 2017:

Some of the best sophomore trotting colts and geldings on the Grand Circuit will be at Batavia Downs Wednesday afternoon (September 13) to contest a leg of the New York Sire Stakes....read on

Headless Horseman & Harness Racing

September 12, 2017:

Usher in fall with master storyteller Jonathan Kruk at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame on Wednesday, September 27, as he brings Washington Irving’s classic tale of the Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane to life....read on

Shes A Great Lady Straight To Final; Metro Pace Attracts 25

September 12, 2017:

The entry box for Mohawk Racetrack’s $500,000 Shes A Great Lady Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies closed this morning (Tuesday, September 12). The field for the final is now set, as eliminations will not be necessary....read on

Dreammoko To The International Trot

September 12, 2017:

Overseas trainer Richard Westerink has said that he will ship Dreammoko to contest the Yonkers Raceway’s $1 million International Trot in October. According to the conditioner, he is hoping his charge can be on the lead early. “I think [a half-mile track is] better for him. We can take the lead… He can come (from) behind, but I think when we have the lead, it’s good for him.”...read on

Noble Nabs Six At Hollywood Dayton

September 12, 2017:

Driver Dan Noble, whose stellar sulky career was chronicled on Saturday in the Dayton Daily News, was the star of the Opening Day show at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Monday afternoon....read on

Bella Palazzo Bounces Back

September 12, 2017:

Bella Palazzo failed to hit the board when she was sent off as the favourite against Preferred 3 trotters at Georgian Downs in late August, but in Monday’s follow-up performance at Grand River Raceway she was solid gold....read on

Grassrooters Ready For Championships

September 12, 2017:

Ontario’s three-year-old pacing colts delivered their Grassroots swan song at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening on a night that also featured eliminations for the Peaceful Way and William Wellwood Memorial for the novice trotting fillies and colts....read on

Record Mile For Plunge Blue Chip

September 11, 2017:

Plunge Blue Chip returned to town Monday night, having missed 29 days with a scratch-sick in between. She was quite healthy, which in turn made her rivals very ill....read on

Rookie Trotters All The Rage

September 11, 2017:

Fans of young and gifted trotters got their money’s worth Monday evening at Mohawk Racetrack as the Campbellville oval hosted eliminations for the William Wellwood Memorial and the Peaceful Way....read on

Harrington Main Event To Papa Ray

September 11, 2017:

Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reggie Hazzard's Papa Ray was a 1:51.4 winner in the $13,000 featured pace Monday at Harrington Raceway....read on

'Right' Stuff In Keystone Classic

September 11, 2017:

I Know My Rights grabbed the lead at the top of the lane, then squandered most of it by running in late. Though his antics turned the finish into an adventure, I Know My Rights scored in 1:56, fastest mile in Monday’s $104,700 Keystone Classic at The Meadows....read on

Plainridge Feature To Prince Aston

September 11, 2017:

After being claimed for $12,500 on July 20, Prince Aston’s performances merited a start in the Open at Plainridge Park two weeks ago. But stepping back down in class proved fruitful for his connections this week as he won the $12,000 pacing feature at 'The Ridge' on Monday afternoon....read on

Schedule Shift At Yonkers

September 11, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway is altering its live racing schedule to accommodate New York State’s pre-race protocol for both the $1 million Yonkers International Trot and the $1.8 million New York ‘Day’ of Champions....read on

Meadows Adds $30k Pick-5 Guarantee

September 11, 2017:

Prompted by a three-day carryover of $11,985.42, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has established a $30,000 total-pool guarantee for its Pick 5 wager on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The guarantee is offered as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative....read on

Yonkers Switches Two October Dates

September 11, 2017:

Officials with Yonkers Raceway have announced that the track is altering its live racing schedule to accommodate New York State’s pre-race protocol for both the $1 million Yonkers International Trot and the $1.8 million New York ‘Day’ of Champions....read on

Monticello Five-Bagger For DeVaux

September 11, 2017:

Driver James DeVaux hit the wire first in five of Monticello Raceway’s dashes on Monday, September 11....read on

Cal Expo Readying For Meet

September 11, 2017:

Watch and Wager LLC is readying for its sixth season as the operator of Cal Expo Harness....read on

The Return To Ohsweken

September 11, 2017:

“The attendance at the fair had been falling and we felt the only way to bring back the crowds was to bring back harness racing. And it did.”...read on

Ormstown Entries Due Tuesday

September 11, 2017:

A program of fair racing is scheduled for this coming Saturday (September 16) in Ormstown, Quebec, and entries are due by Tuesday (September 12) at 11:00 a.m....read on

Winbak’s Lexington Sale Videos Posted

September 11, 2017:

Winbak Farm will be selling 70 yearlings by top North American sires at the 2017 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. The yearlings are eligible to New York, Ontario, Ohio and Pennsylvania....read on

Hallett, Ceppaluni Earn Scholarships

September 11, 2017:

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is pleased to announce that Jessica Hallett has been named recipient of the Curt Greene Scholarship and Travis Ceppaluni has won the Sweet Karen Scholarship for 2017....read on

Third Goshen Sale Up 18 Per Cent

September 11, 2017:

An exceptional crowd of enthusiastic buyers flocked to the spacious Mark Ford Training Center on Sunday, September 10 to purchase the next crop of Standardbred champions....read on

Martin Joins Grand River Raceway

September 11, 2017:

Grand River Raceway and its owner/operator, the Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS), are pleased to welcome Jamie Martin as the new Director of Operations. Martin will take over leadership of the Elora, Ont. track from Dr. Ted Clarke, who is retiring after more than 30 years in the harness racing industry....read on

New Meadowlands Whipping Rule

September 11, 2017:

On Monday, September 11, the Meadowlands Racetrack served notice to drivers that whipping violations and illegal urging techniques are now under increased scrutiny. The scrutiny could lead to a one-year bar from competing at Jeff Gural’s three tracks (the Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs)....read on

‘The Stable’ Buys First Captaintreacherous Yearling Ever Sold At Auction

September 11, 2017:

On Sunday, September 10, during the Goshen Yearling Sale in Middletown, NY, thestable.ca purchased the first-ever Captaintreacherous yearling sold at public auction....read on

Windsong Leo Powers To Victory

September 11, 2017:

Windsong Leo ($8.40) made a power move on the backside en route to victory for trainer/driver Dan O'Brian in the featured $11,000 Preferred 2 Pace on Sunday night at Flamboro Downs....read on

Rideau Hosts OSS; Demers To Hospital

September 11, 2017:

Rideau Carleton Raceway wrapped up its 2017 Ontario Sires Stakes season with the final Grassroots event for the two-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday's harness racing card, which was later marred by an accident that sent one driver to hospital....read on

Kakaley Celebrates 4,000th Career Win

September 10, 2017:

Matt Kakaley posted the 4,000th win of his driving career on Sunday night (September 10) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, guiding the maiden trotter Rose Run Tyrone to an open length victory to reach the milestone....read on

Yearling Sale Fuels Optimism In Alberta

September 10, 2017:

This year marks the second year in a row that the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association Yearling Sale has shown a strong trend in the upswing of prices in the market for Alberta....read on

Full Moon Dodger Closes Manitoba Meet

September 10, 2017:

The streaking pacer Full Moon Dodger closed out the 2017 season of the Manitoba Great Western Harness Racing Circuit with one more victory in Sunday's featured finale at Miami....read on

Goshen Yearling Sale Results

September 10, 2017:

The third annual Goshen Yearling Sale was held on Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, New York....read on

Yonkers Monday Pick 5 Features Carryover

September 10, 2017:

A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Monday evening’s (September 11) Pick 5 wager starts with a carryover of $2,863.09....read on

Tetrick Dominates As Liberty Bell Begins

September 10, 2017:

The Liberty Bell Series got underway at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon with four divisions for both the three-year-old male pacers and trotters, each going for a purse of $30,000....read on

Summerside Feature To Keep Coming

September 10, 2017:

A first-over Keep Coming showed an absence of cover could not keep him from victory during the Sunday afternoon (September 10) feature at Red Shores’ Summerside Raceway....read on

Bombardier To Azure Seelster

September 10, 2017:

The $38,500 Lucien Bombardier Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies was contested on Sunday (September 10) at Hippodrome 3R, and the Jacques Dupont-trained and Louis Philippe Roy-driven Azure Seelster put forth a dominant performance....read on

Nova Scotia Stake To Chocolate Terror

September 10, 2017:

The Cyril MacDonald-trained and Paul Langille-driven Chocolate Terror ($5.60) was a handy gate-to-wire winner on Sunday (September 10) in the $12,848 Nova Scotia Stake at Inverness Raceway, as the Stonebridge Terror lass dominated the two-year-old pacing filly showdown....read on

Handicapping Contest Update

September 10, 2017:

In the last weekend before the Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge goes into overdrive with daily stakes races in the Midwest, Dennis O’Hara was the top handicapper for the September 8-9 stanza with a total of 98 points....read on


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