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More NA Cup Eligibles In Action

May 11, 2018:

As stakes season picks up and three-year-old pacers start to target Canadian harness racing's biggest prize, Trot Insider will track the contenders and eligibles as they prepare for the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Yonkers Guarantees $15K On Pick-5

May 11, 2018:

A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Friday evening’s Pick 5 wager starts with a carryover of $5,232.62 and a $15,000 guaranteed pool. The guarantee is in conjunction with the U.S. Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program....read on

Big Trip For Backstreet Shadow

May 11, 2018:

Sophomore pacer Backstreet Shadow failed to win a race during a rookie season that was made up of just three races, but it doesn’t look as though winning races is going to a problem this year for the speedball....read on

April Rose Rebounds In Preferred

May 10, 2018:

After a disappointing trip to Woodbine Mohawk Park on May 7, April Rose trekked to Flamboro Downs and came away victorious in the half-miler’s top trot for Team Hensley during Thursday’s 10-race card....read on

Winter Blast, Sorrie Shine At Red Shores

May 10, 2018:

Winter Blast acquired the lead early and never let it go in the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Bartlett To Maine Sports Hall Of Fame

May 10, 2018:

The Maine Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 43rd induction ceremony on June 3, and among the inductees is standardbred driver Jason Bartlett....read on

Amateur Reinsmen Invade Monticello

May 10, 2018:

It was amateur day during Thursday’s card at Monticello Raceway with three amateur events on the racetrack's betting card. But more precisely it turned out to be ' Alan Schwartz Day' when the talented amateur reinsman drove two winners on the nine-race card....read on

Sophomores Set To Spar At Vernon

May 10, 2018:

Vernon Downs is gearing up for a big weekend as it plays host to three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts on Friday....read on

New Speed Badge For Manssive

May 10, 2018:

Fresh off a front-end effort that saw him come up just short in 1:54.3 last week, Manssive took a two-hole trip to victory this time in the $14,000 trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon....read on

Wildriverbumblebee Set To Sting

May 10, 2018:

Wildriverbumblebee, last seen winning the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots final for three-year-old pacers in 1:51.2 at Mohawk last September, is about to come out of hibernation....read on

‘Moonshiner’ Hammers Philly Foes

May 10, 2018:

Moonshiner Hanover, a four-year-old son of Andover Hall who won over $420,000 at two and three, looks like he may soon be ready for big-league competition....read on

Howd Ya Like That Prevails

May 10, 2018:

Howd Ya Like That, by Howd That Feel, put in a career-best performance during the Thursday (May 10) feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

‘Great Northeast’ Series To Continue Sun.

May 10, 2018:

Great Northeast Open Series action for aged performers will continue this Sunday (May 13) at Harrah’s Philadelphia and The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Racing Luck Gifts Boli A Victory

May 10, 2018:

As Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey lamented, "Sometimes, you need a little extra luck to reach the winner's circle."...read on

Road To The Meadowlands Pace (Vol. 2)

May 10, 2018:

The ‘Big M’ has released the second installment of its ‘Road to the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace.’...read on

Track Raises Purses 35 Per Cent

May 10, 2018:

Some may not have noticed it, but a Standardbred racetrack has raised its purses 35 per cent as of late in an effort to attract horses to its entry box....read on

Horse Radio Network To Discuss HHYF

May 10, 2018:

It has been announced that Allison Conte and Travis Ceppaluni will be on the airwaves discussing the Harness Horse Youth Foundation this Friday (May 11)....read on

Big Meadowlands Handle On Derby Day

May 10, 2018:

You could say the Kentucky Derby – and the return to the races of a Dan Patch Horse of the Year – justify why it was such a big day at the Meadowlands Racetrack this past Saturday (May 5)....read on

Trainer Wipes The Slate Clean

May 10, 2018:

A top trainer has discussed how he has an unconventional approach to rigging his three-year-olds....read on

Exotic Guarantees At Hoosier Thursday

May 10, 2018:

It was a night ruled by longshots at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday (May 9), which has resulted in carryovers in the Pick-5 and Hoosier High-5 pools....read on

Western Fair Draw Held Over

May 10, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that the draw for Tuesday May 15, for overnight races, at The Raceway at Western Fair District, will be held over until tomorrow (Friday, May 11) at 10 a.m., with new conditions added. The City of London Series, also scheduled for Tuesday, was drawn today and is closed....read on

‘Big M’ Qualifier / Lasix Schedule Update

May 10, 2018:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have announced that the track has changed the schedule for its qualifying races that are to take place this coming weekend....read on

Meeting At Kawartha This Weekend

May 10, 2018:

An information meeting has been scheduled for this weekend at Kawartha Downs. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the long-term funding agreement for horse racing and its impact on the Peterborough area track....read on

CPMA Update On Cobalt

May 10, 2018:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) would like to provide the Canadian horse racing industry with an update on cobalt testing since it was transferred from the provincial racing commissions in April 2017....read on

“I Think He’s The Real Deal”

May 10, 2018:

“He will have a couple of races before we head off to the North America Cup. Big plans, but I think he can go with those horses. He’s not a big horse, but he travels like a bigger horse. He gets over the ground [well] and has good desire.”...read on

Reminder: ORDC Draw Friday

May 10, 2018:

A reminder to trainers that the Ontario Regional Driving Championship takes place on Wed. May 16 at The Raceway at Western Fair District. The entry box will close at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 11. There is an enhanced purse structure for the ORDC races....read on

Notice Regarding Clinton Phones

May 10, 2018:

Horsepeople trying to enter horses for The Raceway at Western Fair District should be advised that both phone lines are once again operational after an outage to one line at the race office this morning....read on

Bella Palazzo Unwavering In London

May 9, 2018:

Favourite Bella Palazzo ($4.60) and driver Scott Coulter held their ground stoutly in Wednesday evening’s (May 9) featured $10,000 Preferred 3 Handicap Trot at The Raceway at Western Fair District, battling back at the pegs to prevail after being headed into the final turn by Fluff Me Up....read on

Validus Deo Stalks, Upsets At Buffalo

May 9, 2018:

Validus Deo let Sgt Molly Pitcher do the heavy lifting in Buffalo Raceway's featured $8,400 pace on Wednesday night (May 9), but when it counted the most, Validus Deo proved to be the strongest in the end....read on

Murmur Hanover Dominates At Harrington

May 9, 2018:

Zippett Racing Stable's Murmur Hanover ($4.60, Victor Kirby) was a 1:56.3 winner Wednesday (May 9) at Harrington Raceway in the $15,000 Open Trot....read on

Glidinthruparadise Duels, Prevails Again

May 9, 2018:

Glidinthruparadise dug deep late to hold off the determined challenge of Expose Yourself and capture Wednesday’s (May 9) $22,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Caviart Ally Smokes In Aged Debut

May 9, 2018:

Caviart Ally, the 2017 Jugette winner, made her four-year-old pari-mutuel debut a victorious one on Wednesday (May 9) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, as the Bettors Delight lass was up to the task in the track’s $17,000 featured distaff pace....read on

Confederation Cup Eliminations Set

May 9, 2018:

A talented group of 15 four-year-old pacers will convene on Flamboro Downs this Sunday (May 13) for the eliminations of the Confederation Cup....read on

More On 2019 Dan Patch Awards Dinner

May 9, 2018:

The United States Harness Writers Association’s (USHWA) annual Dan Patch Awards banquet, which honours the best equines and humans in harness racing, will return to the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla., on the evening of Sunday, February 24, 2019....read on

‘Post Time’ Preview

May 9, 2018:

Officials with ‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ have released a preview of the upcoming episode of the show....read on

Malabrigo Back In To Go Thursday

May 9, 2018:

A pair of champion pacing mares will square off Thursday night at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park in what will be the track’s first mid-week program of the season....read on

Exhibition Park Paddock Meeting Details

May 9, 2018:

Details for the upcoming annual paddock meeting at Exhibition Park Raceway have been released....read on

‘Aces’ Qualifying Draw Date Changed

May 9, 2018:

Officials with Running Aces have announced that the track has changed the draw day for its initial 2018 qualifier session....read on

Senior Industry Leaders Selected For Key ORM Leadership Positions

May 9, 2018:

Ontario Racing Management (ORM) welcomes senior industry leaders, Katherine Curry and John Siscos to the organization....read on

Dresden Shooting Victim Identified

May 9, 2018:

Chatham-Kent police have officially announced the name of the horseman that was shot this past Saturday night (May 5) at Dresden Raceway....read on

Ater, Noble Tops At Miami Valley

May 9, 2018:

Driver Dan Noble and trainer Dan Ater reigned supreme during the recently-concluded live meet at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

May 9, 2018:

The publicity department for the Grand Circuit has sent out its weekly recap and preview of Grand Circuit races....read on

C. Donald ‘Don’ Wilson Passes

May 9, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Standardbred horseman, owner and breeder Don Wilson of Okotoks, Alta. has passed away....read on

Gingras Praises ‘Trotting 4 Charity’

May 9, 2018:

“This (the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation) is always a charity that is important to me. I’m always willing to help out, and when I heard about (Trotting 4 Charity) I thought it was a great idea and wanted to get involved.”...read on

Spaniards Humble Foes

May 9, 2018:

The North American Amateur Drivers Association has been busy of late and it probably will be for the next four months or so, not only offering weekly driving contests at Yonkers Raceway and Monticello Raceway, but also hosting their European counterparts in international driving competitions....read on

First Chances To Represent Canada

May 9, 2018:

One week from today, the first two drivers with the opportunity to represent Canada at the 2019 World Driving Championship will be determined as nine of Ontario's top drivers will square off in the Ontario Regional Driving Championship (ORDC)...read on

Tioga Downs Cancels Friday Card

May 8, 2018:

Tioga Downs was forced to cancel its Friday, May 11 program due to lack of entries....read on

Yonkers Hosts NYSS Opener

May 8, 2018:

New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) season began Tuesday, May 8 with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $171,900 Joe Goldstein Trot for three-year-old fillies....read on

Eclipse Me N Edges To Pocono Win

May 8, 2018:

Real Desire mare Eclipse Me N turned the last-to-first trick on Tuesday, May 8, taking the $14,000 feature for fast-class distaff pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Breeders Buzzing For Literary Derby

May 8, 2018:

The Youth Literary Derby will officially get under way during the month of May when budding poets and writers in the provincial education system will converge on 20 Standardbred breeding farms across the province, and Ontario Standardbred breeders are buzzing at the prospect....read on


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