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EHV-1 Updates From Two Tracks

February 8, 2018:

On Thursday (February 8), the U.S. Equine Disease Control Center issued a series of updates regarding the status of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) outbreaks in Pennsylvania and Kentucky....read on

Open Trot Brings Out Streaker

February 8, 2018:

Pridecrest, who has rattled off five straight dominating victories at the top rung since arriving from the Midwest, looks to extend that streak Saturday night in the $6,600 Open Trot at Cal Expo....read on

Mario Blanchette Passes

February 8, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Standardbred horseman Mario Blanchette passed away at the CIUSSS MCQ-CHAUR in Trois-Rivières on Tuesday, February 6 at the age of 60....read on

A Second Crown For 'King' Campbell

February 8, 2018:

"We had a different type of barn and different owners from when we last won [the O'Brien Award of Horsemanship]. We kind of went downhill after the last time we won it; we had to rebuild and we came back. It just seems a little bit more rewarding this time."...read on

Leal Discussing Kawartha’s Future

February 8, 2018:

Horsepeople that race at Kawartha Downs have been awaiting an update in regard to the future of the Peterborough-area harness raceway, and Jeff Leal, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, has intimated that an announcement could be coming soon....read on

Hawthorne Thursday Card Cancelled

February 8, 2018:

Officials with Hawthorne Race Course have announced that the track has cancelled its program of live racing scheduled for tonight (Thursday, February 8)....read on

2018 OSAS Stallion Auction Details

February 8, 2018:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS), now in its 22nd year, will once again be conducting a stallion auction this breeding season....read on

A TC Queenie Scores At Pompano

February 8, 2018:

Driver-trainer Rick Schaut celebrated his ninth anniversary by guiding A TC Queenie to a 1:54.2 victory in Pompano Park's $11,000 Open Handicap Trot for Mares on Wednesday night (February 7)....read on

WEG Update On Integrity Initiative

February 8, 2018:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has provided a new update in regard to the recently announced Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI)....read on

Veteran Trotters To Spar Friday

February 8, 2018:

The Meadowlands Racetrack has sent out a preview of its card of live racing that is scheduled for this Friday. The featured dash has been carded as Race 7, which will see ten veteran trotters compete for the lion’s share of a $14,000 purse....read on

‘Big M’ Mitzvah Showcase Details

February 8, 2018:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have releases details of the track’s upcoming Mitzvah Showcase....read on

Meadowlands Wagering Update

February 8, 2018:

If you follow the action at the Meadowlands Racetrack, you know how popular the track’s signature wager, the 50-Cent Pick 4, is with the betting public....read on

‘Big M’ Noms/Payments Due February 15

February 8, 2018:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have sent out a reminder that stakes nominations and payments are due on February 15....read on

Updated: Western Fair Qualifiers Moved

February 8, 2018:

Officials with The Raceway at Western Fair District in London, Ont. have announced that the track’s qualifying session scheduled for this Friday morning (February 9) has been cancelled....read on

Marohn On His ‘Big M’ Success

February 8, 2018:

“That’s where I grew up; I started working on horses right on [the Meadowlands Racetrack’s] backstretch. I got to absorb a lot of different methods and work for a lot of good stables that were there. That was and is the Mecca of harness racing. It’s very satisfying to go there and race at a high level.”...read on

Update On Fraser Accident

February 8, 2018:

A serious accident took place on Sunday (February 4) at Fraser Downs in Surrey, BC, and Trot Insider has an update in regard to the status of drivers John Abbott and Keith Dicks....read on

Shartin N Strikes Again At Dover

February 7, 2018:

Shartin N stepped up to the $25,000 Mares Open Handicap on Wednesday (Feb. 7) for a 1:52.3 triumph over a sloppy track at Dover Downs, ending long win streaks for two rivals....read on

Summit City Nate Vaults To Victory

February 7, 2018:

Summit City Nate ($7.40) mounted a first-over ascent with well over a circuit to go, dueled down his pacesetting stablemate, and drew away powerfully to a 1:59.2 victory in Wednesday night’s (Feb. 7) featured $8,500 Preferred 3 trotting event at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Voltina Rates, Prevails At Buffalo

February 7, 2018:

After a couple of narrow defeats the past two weeks from post five, Voltina drew the rail and took full advantage of it to capture the featured $7,700 event for distaff pacers at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (Feb. 7)....read on

Savard Scores A Pair Of Awards

February 7, 2018:

"Arthur Blue Chip could have been the best ever, we don't know. He didn't race as a three-year-old and he's at stud right now, but that's the way it is. But [Percy Bluechip], she really looked like him and we were very confident from day one and she didn't disappoint us."...read on

Lindiliana Passes

February 7, 2018:

Lindiliana, the dam of Dan Patch Award-winner Lindy Lane, passed away on Wednesday morning (February 7) at her lifelong home of Lindy Farms, farm manager John Belskie said. She was 30....read on

Caring For Horses In Winter Weather

February 7, 2018:

Officials with the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame have released the details of an afternoon event that will focus on caring for horses in winter and the making of model horse blankets....read on

World Record Mile At Pompano Tuesday

February 7, 2018:

Rick Plano has recorded 6,896 driving wins during his illustrious career to go along with 3,766 training wins, but there was a first for Plano on Tuesday (February 6) at Pompano Park, as he set a world record with his homebred Sooo Handsome in a unique five-eighths mile dash over Pompano Park's five-eighths mile oval....read on

‘Big M’ Valentine’s Weekend Specials

February 7, 2018:

The Meadowlands Racetrack has something special planned for Valentine’s Day 2018....read on

Open Paces On Tap At Cal Expo

February 7, 2018:

A $5,500 Open Pace that finds Im An Athlete heading the cast and another contentious renewal of the $6.600 Filly and Mare Open Pace will be the main events on Friday night’s 11-race card at Cal Expo....read on

‘Seaside’s Down Under Breeding Details

February 7, 2018:

If you’re Down Under and looking to breed to Downbytheseaside, you’re now in luck....read on

‘Post Time’ Preview

February 7, 2018:

Officials with ‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ have sent out a preview of the upcoming episode of the program....read on

Updated: Howard Beissinger Passes

February 7, 2018:

Howard F. Beissinger, 94, a member of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame for 44 years, passed away on February 6, 2018 in Hamilton, Ohio....read on

New Racing Organization Formed

February 7, 2018:

Trot Insider has been provided details of a new racing organization that is in the midst of being formed and established....read on

More NJ Payments Due February 15

February 7, 2018:

In addition to the stakes payment notice that was issued earlier this week by the New Jersey Sire Stakes, officials with the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey have also sent a reminder about other payments that are due on February 15....read on

Florida Stakes Payments Due Feb. 15

February 7, 2018:

Officials with the Florida Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association have issued a reminder that payments for some stakes in Florida are due February 15....read on

2017 O'Brien Award Photos

February 7, 2018:

The best in Canadian harness racing was honoured at the 2017 O'Brien Awards on Saturday night, and to honour those involved our first batch of photos from Saturday have now been posted online....read on

Wednesday Cancellations/Changes

February 7, 2018:

Officials from North American harness raceways have announced that they have been forced to either cancel pari-mutuel cards, qualifying sessions or training access on Wednesday (February 7) due to inclement winter weather....read on

2017 Ambassador Nominations Open

February 7, 2018:

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the Canadian harness racing community in the past year? Do you know someone who inspires others to get involved in harness racing? Raises awareness? Or promotes our sport to engage new people to come to the races or to get involved?...read on

No Training At Western Fair Wednesday

February 6, 2018:

Officials at The Raceway at Western Fair District would like to notify all local horsepeople that the track will be closed for training Wednesday, Feb. 7....read on

Tilikum Tops London Preferred

February 6, 2018:

Tipping off cover, Tilikum took charge into the stretch, winning the $10,500 Preferred 2 Pace at Western Fair Raceway on Tuesday, Feb. 6 in 1:58.4....read on

'Cocktail,' 'Bro' Best At Dover Downs

February 6, 2018:

Race-favourite Moonlight Cocktail and longshot Bro Hanover came through with victories in the Tuesday, Feb. 6 Dover Downs features....read on

New Vocations Auction In Progress

February 6, 2018:

Breedings to Donato Hanover, Muscles Yankee, McArdle, Rock N Roll Heaven and Dover Dan are among the 85+ offered in New Vocations Stallion Auction, which is currently underway....read on

O’Brien Voting Results Released

February 6, 2018:

Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2017 O'Brien Awards. The ceremony took place Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Hilton Mississauga/ Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

Standardbreds To Join 4-H Club

February 6, 2018:

A new 4-H Club has been created and several Standardbreds will be going to the fair and other 4-H events in 2018....read on

Hard To Dodge The Spotlight

February 6, 2018:

While in discussion with Trot Insider, pilot Robert Shepherd said that he tries to fly under the radar instead of seeking the spotlight. That’s kind of hard to do when you win the last five races on a card to complete a driving six-bagger....read on

“Ornery” Pacer Is A Natural

February 6, 2018:

“She was mean from the day she was born… [After she was broke] she was ornery from there on, but she was a natural pacer from the start.”...read on

Donald Perkins Passes

February 6, 2018:

Standardbred horse owner Donald A. Perkins, of Hilliard, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, February 3 at the age of 67....read on

OSS Stallion List Posted

February 6, 2018:

The list of stallions registered with the Ontario Standardbred Improvement Program for the 2018 breeding season has now been posted online....read on

Pompano Feature To Ubettorbeturlife

February 6, 2018:

Ubettorbeturlife, rousingly driven by George Napolitano, Jr., took top honours in Pompano Park's $11,000 feature for pacing mares on Monday night (February 5), as she held off her stablemate, Astarisontheway, handled by Scott Zeron, in a photo finish....read on

Alan Wright Passes

February 6, 2018:

Longtime horse and tack shop owner/operator Alan Wright has passed away at the Uxbridge Hospital after a battle with cancer. He was 69....read on

Pompano Horse Acceptance Procedures

February 6, 2018:

Officials with Pompano Park have announced a provision for new horses wishing to enter the grounds of the south Florida racetrack....read on

New Jersey Stakes Payments Due Feb. 15

February 6, 2018:

Officials with the New Jersey Sire Stakes have sent out a notice in regard to New Jersey Sire Stakes and New Jersey Standardbred Development Fund payments that are coming due on February 15....read on

‘Big M’ Foodie Events To Return In 2018

February 6, 2018:

The Meadowlands Racetrack is already thinking about summer and encouraging fans to mark their calendars for its popular 'foodie' events....read on

Focus On Winter Care

February 6, 2018:

Ben Hollingsworth has been around horses since he was 12. From the day he rode his bike to Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia, hopped off, walked into a barn and started sweeping, he was hooked....read on


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