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Western Stepp Pops At Plainridge

May 8, 2018:

Western Stepp, steered by Drew Campbell, sat tight in the mile before shaking loose late to head her competitors in a three-horse photo and win the featured $14,000 Fillies and Mares Winners-Over pace at Plainridge Park on Tuesday, May 8....read on

Bourbon Seelster Sails In Preferred

May 8, 2018:

Robert Manders trainees completed the exacta in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 2 at The Raceway at Western Fair District Tuesday, May 8, with odds-on favourite Bourbon Seelster wiring the field over Casino Classic in 1:54.1....read on

Bit Of A Legend Returns To The Raceway

May 8, 2018:

This year’s field for the inaugural Camluck Classic (formerly Molson Pace) is beginning to round into form, and there are a few old and new faces expected for this year’s $150,000 Invitational Pace slated on a new date: Saturday, May 26 at The Raceway at Western Fair District in London, Ont....read on

Fox Valley Charm Triples In Preferred

May 8, 2018:

Parked with cover most of the mile, Fox Valley Charm turned in her third consecutive dominating performance in the $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace Tuesday, May 8 at The Meadows, exploding late to destroy the field by six and one-quarter lengths....read on

‘Beerfest’ Lineup Announced

May 8, 2018:

On Saturday May 19, the beer will flow at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment for the third annual Spring Beer Fest....read on

Medication Collaborative Announced

May 8, 2018:

The United States Trotting Association, through the Medication Subcommittee of the USTA Board of Directors, has established a group, to include both academic and practicing veterinarians, to be called the Harness Racing Medication Collaborative (HRMC)....read on

Memorial Race Planned For Jim Dicks

May 8, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Northside Downs will be offering a memorial race for the late James ‘Jim’ Dicks on Saturday, May 26....read on

Exhibition Park Qualifiers Upcoming

May 8, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that there will be a qualifying session this weekend at Exhibition Park Raceway....read on

May Zoom Theme: Mares & Foals

May 8, 2018:

May’s Zoom Challenge theme is Mares and Foals! Each year we receive so many great entries for this theme, we’ve decided to bring it back again!...read on

Summer Position With TROT Magazine

May 8, 2018:

The Standardbred Canada Industry Communications Department, which oversees the SC website and TROT Magazine, is seeking an enthusiastic student for a summer placement with Canada’s leading horse racing website and publication....read on

Update On Dresden Shooting

May 8, 2018:

Members of the local horse racing industry have commented on the shooting that occurred this past Saturday night (May 5) at Dresden Raceway....read on

Derek Jacobus Passes

May 8, 2018:

Derek Jacobus, a farm operator from Lewistown, Ill., and harness racing fan and racehorse owner, passed away on Sunday (May 6) at Graham Hospital in Canton, Ill., after a year and a half spent battling cancer. He was 43....read on

Historic Ontario Horse Racing Industry Funding Agreement Signed

May 8, 2018:

The Ontario Racing (OR) Board of Directors today (Tuesday, May 8) announced the signing of a historic 19-year funding agreement with the Ontario Government....read on

Johnny Takter Announces Retirement

May 8, 2018:

Top Swedish driver Johnny Takter, the older brother of Jimmy Takter, has announced his retirement from racing, effective later this week....read on

Eugene Pokornowski Passes

May 8, 2018:

Standardbred horse owner Eugene R. Pokornowski, 77, passed away on Friday, May 4....read on

Anticipation For Century Stakes

May 8, 2018:

The pacers are tuned up, the weather is finally warming up, and it is time to launch the 2018 stakes calendar for harness racing at Century Downs. The program will begin this coming weekend with the Moores Mile for three-year-old fillies on Saturday (May 12) and the inaugural Norm Kennedy Memorial for three-year-old colts and geldings on Sunday (May 13)....read on

Grand Slam For Lisvinnie

May 7, 2018:

Claiming pacer Lisvinnie toted a three-race winning streak into his Monday evening assignment at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and another gritty effort helped the veteran stretch his streak to four in a row....read on

Quick Cash Made On 'Qually'

May 7, 2018:

Last week, driver George Napolitano, Jr., trainer Hunter Oakes, and the Northfork Racing Stable ownership raced their Strawbs Chippie N, just acquired in a claim, in a claiming handicap pace for mares, worth $14,000, at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, won with her – and lost her to a claim....read on

Mercenary Wires Up Preferred Foes

May 7, 2018:

After hitting the board in five straight starts – but failing to win during that stretch – Mercenary found his way to victory lane thanks to a front-stepping score in Monday’s $8,900 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Kenrick N Romps In Plainridge Open

May 7, 2018:

After getting hung out to dry every step of the mile last week in his North American debut, New Zealand import Kenrick N cleared and won in a rout in the $15,000 Open Handicap pace at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon....read on

Record-Setting Day At Miami Valley

May 7, 2018:

Miami Valley Raceway brought the curtain down on its fifth and most successful season on Monday afternoon. The highlights of the final card of 2018 were a pair of Grand Circuit events that both established national season’s marks over a five-eighths mile track....read on

Tip It On Back Takes Harrington Open

May 7, 2018:

Elizabeth Brittingham's Tip It On Back was an easy winner in the $17,500 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.3....read on

Meadows Preferred To Phoenix Warrior N

May 7, 2018:

Phoenix Warrior N went from worst to first in the final quarter to capture Monday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

The Stable’s Open House Details

May 7, 2018:

The Stable is anticipating a record turnout for its annual Spring Open House this coming Sunday (May 13) at the Tomiko Training Centre, near Puslinch, Ont....read on

Martin Wins 'Step Into Spring'

May 7, 2018:

Congratulations to Lori Martin of Hanover, Ont., for winning the April Zoom Photography Challenge which featured the ‘Step Into Spring’ theme....read on

Plenty Of Racing At Western Fair

May 7, 2018:

The Raceway at Western Fair District is heading into the homestretch of its live racing season, which will also be its busiest period, as 12 programs of live racing will be featured in a 19-day span....read on

No Training At Mohawk Tuesday

May 7, 2018:

Officials with Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform horsepeople that the track and paddock will not be available for training on Tuesday morning (May 8)....read on

Sizzling Qualifier For ‘Cup’ Eligible

May 7, 2018:

A pair of Blake MacIntosh-trained three-year-old pacers stole the show Monday morning (May 7) during a qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park that included superstar Marion Marauder....read on

Four Socks Flashes Heels To Field

May 7, 2018:

Four Socks, catch-driven by Wally Hennessey, took top honours in Pompano Park's featured Open Pace on Sunday night (May 6), as he stopped the clock in 1:52.4....read on

Update On Jim Marino

May 7, 2018:

Trot Insider has received an update in regard to the status of driver Jim Marino, who was taken to hospital on Sunday (May 6) after being involved in a racing accident at Century Downs....read on

Discussing ‘Freshman Orientation’

May 7, 2018:

“I just want them to experience going on the trailer. I just want them to see everything [at the track]; go by tractors – because they’ve never seen this many water trucks or tractors – be in the paddock, get used to a new setting."...read on

Last Call For Summer Program Apps

May 7, 2018:

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation Summer Program date is coming soon – don’t be shut out from attending an exciting summer camp where it is harness racing and horsemanship 24/7....read on

Meadowlands Issues Payment Reminder

May 7, 2018:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have an issued a reminder that the 2020 Meadowlands Pace yearling nomination payment will be due on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 for foals of 2017....read on

SC's May 15 Stakes Payment Reminder

May 7, 2018:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind owners and trainers that several stakes payments are due on Tuesday, May 15....read on

Lazarus To Invade The North

May 7, 2018:

Taylor Made Sales and Stallions of Nicholasville, Kentucky has officially announced that Lazarus, considered the greatest Southern Hemisphere pacer since the legendary Cardigan Bay, will be coming to North America on May 24....read on

Ghirardelli Lindy Leads All The Way

May 6, 2018:

Veteran trotter Ghirardelli Lindy and driver Richard Simard were first off the gate and first across the wire in the Sunday night's co-featured $8,550 Preferred Handicap Trot at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Golden Son Repeats In Sunday Trot

May 6, 2018:

For the second straight week, Golden Son finished just to the right and just ahead of Upfront Billy, winning the featured $17,500 Sunday trot over “sloppy” going at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Cup Eligible Lather Up Sets Record

May 6, 2018:

New track and national season records were set in both the three-year-old colt trotting and pacing divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes on Sunday afternoon, May 6 at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Make Some Luck Triumphs In Preferred

May 6, 2018:

Back in action off a three-month layoff, Make Some Luck found the pylons late and shot through to win the $11,500 Preferred 2 & 3 Handicap featured on Sunday night's harness racing card at Flamboro Downs....read on

Ontario Shippers Set For NYSS Opener

May 6, 2018:

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

Doo Wop Hanover Wins Tioga Feature

May 6, 2018:

Doo Wop Hanover and driver Jim Meittinis won the Tioga Downs' $9,000 feature pace on Sunday afternoon (May 6)....read on

Philly Feature To Feeling Cam Lucky

May 6, 2018:

Feeling Cam Lucky, driven by George Napolitano Jr., continued his winning ways on Sunday in the featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia, a pace for non-winners of $20,000 in their last five starts....read on

National Debt Scores At Hippodrome 3R

May 6, 2018:

The Jocelyn Gendron-driven National Debt was tops in the $6,000 Invitational-Handicap Pace on Sunday (May 6) at Hippodrome 3R....read on

Century Open To Appellate; Accident Update

May 6, 2018:

The class-jumping Appellate ($11.00) shrugged off his 4-1 post time odds on Sunday (May 6) at Century Downs and went on to post a one-length, 1:53.3 victory for trainer/driver Kelly Hoerdt in the $9,000 Open Pace....read on

‘Throw Down’ Mixes It Up In Return

May 6, 2018:

Fresh off of a four-year-old campaign in which he won eight of his 16 starts, Rene Allard trainee Smalltownthrowdown made his 2018 pari-mutuel debut at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday (May 6)....read on

Derby Day Hat Contest Winner Chosen

May 6, 2018:

Each year since 2015, Goshen Historic Track has held a fundraising promotion of simulcasting the Kentucky Derby....read on

Lazarus Is Sold, North America-Bound

May 6, 2018:

Lazarus, one of the greatest Standardbreds in the history of the Down Under racing scene, is on his way to North America....read on

Police Investigating Dresden Shooting

May 6, 2018:

It has been reported that local police responded to a shooting at Dresden Raceway last night (Saturday, May 5)....read on

Update On Kawartha Downs

May 6, 2018:

Late last week, Kawartha Downs General Manager Orazio Valente and Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal offered some comments in regard to the Peterborough-area raceway....read on

Shepherd On Track For Ontario Regional

May 6, 2018:

Having to scratch out of any competition is not something any athlete is crazy about but sometimes because of injury or health concerns, and for the best interest of others involved, it’s absolutely necessary. Such was the case for Robert Shepherd in the 2016 Ontario Regional Driving Championship....read on


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