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Maryland Staking Payments Due

February 12, 2018:

Sustaining forms and possible payment are due February 15 for the four and five-year-old Open Maryland Sire Stakes for trotters and pacers (foals of 2013 and 2014)....read on

Feb. 15 Stakes Payment News Centre

February 12, 2018:

Trot Insider has compiled all of the February 15 stakes payment reminders that have been sent to Standardbred Canada from the industry....read on

What The Hill Book Full, Closed

February 12, 2018:

The What The Hill Syndicate is pleased to announce that What The Hill’s book for 2018 is now full and closed....read on

Sintra Exceeding Expectations

February 12, 2018:

"He exceeded our expectations. He's been a good horse his whole life, but he got the year off to a good start in against four-year-olds and then he tackled the Open competition and hopefully he can do it year after year."...read on

Absolut Seelster Beats The Bros

February 11, 2018:

Trotting mare Absolut Seelster trounced her male rivals in Sunday night's featured $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap at Flamboro Downs....read on

Grand Day For Campbell At Fraser

February 11, 2018:

As driver Brandon Campbell guided pacing mare Alot Of Sense through the passing lane in the final race of the day at Fraser Downs, track announcer Dan Jukich succinctly summarized the Sunday afternoon program: "Grand day today for Campbell!"...read on

Another Open Win For Sandys Victory

February 11, 2018:

Sandys Victory, who was named the 2017 Aged Trotter of the Year in Ohio, shows no signs of letting up at age seven....read on

Maxwell Comments On Olympics

February 11, 2018:

“Being a part of the Olympic team for me is the ultimate honour and privilege you can have in sports. It’s something you dream about from a young age."...read on

‘Legends’ Late Closer Payments Due

February 11, 2018:

The nomination deadline is rapidly approaching for three of the nine annual ‘Lebanon Legends’ late closers to be raced at Miami Valley Raceway, primarily in March and early April....read on

Dr. Parshall Memorial Payments Due

February 11, 2018:

Officials with the Ohio Colt Racing Association have sent out a reminder that payments for the Dr. H.M. Parshall Memorial are due this week....read on

Fusco Records 1,000th Training Win

February 11, 2018:

This past Friday (February 9), conditioner Vincent Fusco Jr. collected his 1,000th career training triumph....read on

EHV-1 Meetings In Ohio This Week

February 11, 2018:

Two remaining informational meetings in Ohio regarding the EHV-1 issues statewide will take place this week....read on

Prix De France To Belina Josselyn

February 11, 2018:

After a Post 3 start and a bit of a mid-race shuffle, the Jean-Michel Bazire-driven Belina Josselyn came on with a late surge to collar Bold Eagle by a head on Sunday (February 11) in the €400,000 Grand Prix de France at the Hippodrome de Vincennes....read on

Florida Stakes Eligibility Modified

February 11, 2018:

The board of directors of the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association has announced a modification which updates eligibility to Florida’s stakes program....read on

Running Aces 2018 Stall Apps Available

February 11, 2018:

Stall Applications for the 2018 live harness racing season at Running Aces are now available online and are due by March 15....read on

Expect To See More Of MacDonald

February 11, 2018:

"My dad's got a couple of horses [in southern Ontario] now so I'd like to stick up here, drive back and forth and just try to win as many races as I can."...read on

Alberta's 2017 Champions Honoured

February 11, 2018:

The best of Alberta's harness racing industry were honoured at the annual Alberta Standardbred Horse Association (ASHA) Awards Gala on Saturday, February 10 at the Northlands Park Paddock Theatre in Edmonton, Alta....read on

Auciello Triples….Again!

February 10, 2018:

It was a profitable weekend at Woodbine Racetrack for trainer Carmen Auciello, who celebrated three-win performances on back-to-back cards....read on

Meadowlands Preferred To Western Joe

February 10, 2018:

On a night that saw steady rain and heavy fog for most of the 13-race program, Western Joe emerged from the mist to explode by the field in the Meadowlands Saturday night feature, the $20,000 Preferred Pace....read on

'Veto' Victorious In Buffalo Open Trot

February 10, 2018:

Fox Valley Veto found his way through the snow at Buffalo Raceway with relative ease on Saturday night in taking a two-length victory over Lenny Mac in the $9,500 Open Trot in 1:59....read on

'Rusty' Rallies For Preferred Upset

February 10, 2018:

Eat Me Up did all of the heavy lifting in Saturday’s $8,500 Preferred 3 for filly and mare pacers at Flamboro Downs, but stablemate Doo Wee Rusty rallied from the pocket to post a 10-1 upset victory....read on

Kids Say The Funniest Things

February 10, 2018:

One of the most coveted trophies in Canadian harness racing, the O’Brien Award has been placed on mantels to recognize the sport's greatest horses and participants since its inception in 1989. Winning an O’Brien trophy is an honour that is not taken lightly and for some is a once-in-a-lifetime experience....read on

Meadowlands To Hold WHHC Qualifier

February 10, 2018:

Four spots will be up for grabs on Saturday, February 17 in Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment’s $400 February Qualifier....read on

L A Delight Sold

February 10, 2018:

Two-time O'Brien Award winner L A Delight made her five-year-old debut for new connections on Friday after a private sale last month....read on

Delaware Grand Circuit Payments Due

February 10, 2018:

Sustaining payments for the sophomore classics Little Brown Jug (three-year-old colt pace), Jugette (three-year-old filly pace), Old Oaken Bucket (three-year-old open trot) and the Buckette (three-year-old filly trot) are due February 15....read on

Nearly 450 Horses Quarantined In Ohio

February 10, 2018:

"It's like going into work, not having a job and being laid off. There's no way of racing; no way of making an income."...read on

Cal Expo Pick 5 Sports Solid Carryover

February 10, 2018:

There is a $27,442 carryover in Saturday night’s 50-cent Pick 5 at Cal Expo with a $75,000-guaranteed gross pool....read on

A Bettors Delight At The Meadowlands

February 10, 2018:

Saturday's Meadowlands card could aptly be described as a bettor's delight. Thirteen races, heavy with large and competitive fields, guaranteed horizontal wagers and a bonanza of nearly $100,000 in the last race Super Hi-5 Jackpot carry-over pool....read on

Blue Chip Preps For Breeding Season

February 10, 2018:

Blue Chip is pleased to announce that it will open its New York breeding shed on Monday, February 12, three days earlier than the traditional 15th....read on

'Amethyst' Worth His Weight In Gold

February 10, 2018:

"We're going to pay him back up into the Maple Leaf Trot, and we're going to nominate him to the Breeders Crown and hopefully give him a little bit of a break when the weather gets hot and get him ready for the end of the season."...read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1940s

February 10, 2018:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith takes a look back at some of the events, personalities and happenings from the decade of the 1940s....read on

Veneno Victorious In Cloverdale Pace

February 10, 2018:

Jim Marino took an aggressive approach with Veneno in Friday’s $30,000 Cloverdale Pace at Fraser Downs, and those tactics paid off handsomely as the gelding marched down the road for a 1:54.1 score....read on

Late Closers Cancelled At The Meadows

February 10, 2018:

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has cancelled four March late closer series for three and four-year-olds....read on

Napolitano Nabs Five At Meadowlands

February 9, 2018:

Driver Anthony Napolitano has been doing good things at the Meadowlands for the last three winters, and Friday night at the Big M, he was without question the big man on campus, winning five times on the 13-race card....read on

Say Cheese!

February 9, 2018:

Finding the winner’s circle is something pacing mare Ms Mac N Cheese has mastered the art of over the years, and on Friday evening at Woodbine Racetrack she racked up the 24th win of her career thanks to a pylon-skimming score in the $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred Pace....read on

Yonkers Feature To Sell A Bit N

February 9, 2018:

A repeating Sell A Bit N finished what she started—barely—Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Morrisville Yearling Sale Date Set

February 9, 2018:

Morrisville College is pleased to announce their annual Yearling Sale will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2018. This year marks the 27th year for the annual sale....read on

Memories Of Woodbine Racetrack

February 9, 2018:

Woodbine Racetrack has been the home to world-class Standardbred racing for 25 years, hosting 13 North America Cups, 11 Breeders Crowns, and countless other major events. TROT Magazine would like your feedback on favourite memories of Woodbine for its upcoming issue...read on

Rideau Closed For Training Sunday

February 9, 2018:

Officials at Rideau Carleton Raceway would like to notify all local horsepeople that the main track will be closed for training on Sunday (February 11)....read on

Alarm Detector Injury Update

February 9, 2018:

Two-year-old trotting colt Alarm Detector was an open-length winner at Saturday's 2017 O'Brien Awards even with an injury-shortened season....read on

Meadowlands To Increase Testing

February 9, 2018:

With the announcement that the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI) will not be implemented for 2018, The Meadowlands will address the immediate concern regarding Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED's) in their stakes by increasing both Out-Of-Competition (OOC) and post-race testing this year....read on

Stakes Eligibility Changes Shelved

February 9, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI) originally scheduled to be launched this year for stakes races on the Woodbine Entertainment circuit as well as The Meadowlands has been delayed until 2019....read on

More 2017 O'Brien Awards Photos

February 9, 2018:

Trot Insider has compiled a second set of images from Saturday night's O'Brien Awards....read on

Blindswitch Duo Targets Yonkers Features

February 9, 2018:

Blindswitch Racing Stable and trainer Al Annunziata will start a formidable pair in this week’s pacing features at Yonkers Raceway....read on

JJ Hall Enjoying Retirement

February 9, 2018:

JJ Hall, a 10-year-old bay gelding out of Jailhouse Jesse and Flanery Hall, was recently retired in 2017....read on

Shadow Plays Shine At Woodbine

February 9, 2018:

Pacing sire Shadow Play was well represented Thursday evening at Woodbine Racetrack considering three of his offspring visited victory lane....read on

Callahan Clicks For Five At Dover

February 8, 2018:

Defending driver champion Corey Callahan celebrated a five-win performance - including a score in the $27,500 Preferred/ Open/Handicap feature - on a longshot-filled Thursday at Dover Downs....read on

Standardbred Mare To The Rescue

February 8, 2018:

In the wee hours of a bitterly cold February night, 2015, Dr. Ruth Barbour got an urgent call from her sister Gail Wood; Mona Mia was ready to foal but there was trouble. The prized mare of Deborah Holmes was dying, and her foal needed to be saved....read on

Preferred Mastery For Musical Spell

February 8, 2018:

Alfie Carroll put the pedal to the metal early with Musical Spell in Thursday’s $8,500 Preferred 3 for trotters at Flamboro Downs, and the gelding responded with a front-stepping score in the nine-horse affair....read on

AGCO Drops 90-Day Suspension Rule

February 8, 2018:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release a Summary Report of the work delivered by the Equine Drug Program Working Group over the last seven months....read on


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