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Museum’s Valentine’s Craft Day Details

February 1, 2018:

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has released the details of its upcoming Children’s Valentine’s Day Craft event....read on

Fire Destroys S-Bred Trainer’s Barn

February 1, 2018:

It has been reported that a Standardbred trainer’s barn was destroyed Wednesday (January 31) after fire ripped through it in the afternoon....read on

‘Big M’ Touts Big Pools, Payouts

February 1, 2018:

It was another good 48 hours for Meadowlands Racetrack players last weekend (January 26-27), as big pools led to big payouts over the two racing programs....read on

Update: Plainridge Stakes Cancelled

February 1, 2018:

According to Plainridge Park, the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot will not be contested this year, and the recently-announced Clara Barton Distaff will also not take place....read on

‘Opulent’/‘Demon’ Showdown Friday

February 1, 2018:

Friday night brings with it another intriguing 13-race card at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Veteran Making Maritimers Proud

February 1, 2018:

“He’s (Waiting On A Woman) pretty popular still, even at 10 years old. We watch the entries every week and when he’s in-to-go there’s a bunch of us that watch every start. There’s a lot of pride watching him, especially with the way he’s still racing at 10 years old. He’s put together eight solid, solid years.”...read on

February's Calendar Photographer

February 1, 2018:

Madonna Morrison of Charlottetown, PE, is the Heart of Harness Racing’s February calendar photographer. She captured this image of Make It So at Meridian Farms....read on

Terror At Night Rises, Strikes Again

January 31, 2018:

Terror At Night stepped up to her third consecutive victory in the $25,000 Mares Open Handicap in 1:52.1 on Wednesday (Jan. 31) at Dover Downs....read on

Fluff Me Up, Weller Shine In London

January 31, 2018:

After just holding sway against Preferred 3 company last week, Fluff Me Up ($9.20) narrowly fought off a late-lunging Seeyou Men to take Wednesday evening’s (Jan. 31) $11,500 Preferred 2 trotting event at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Longshots Rule At Buffalo

January 31, 2018:

As the night grew longer and longer at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday (Jan. 31), the win prices got bigger and bigger, as the longshots ruled the 13-race program....read on

Streaker Invades Yearling Sale

January 31, 2018:

A yearling sale has made the news after a streaker decided that the show ring was the appropriate place to do a little fleshy gallivanting....read on

Racehorse Con Man Pleads Guilty

January 31, 2018:

A con man that is currently incarcerated for an unrelated crime has pled guilty to felony larceny charges in relation to a Standardbred racehorse purchase scheme....read on

Rankin Reflects On Dream Season

January 31, 2018:

The road returning Tom Rankin to the O'Brien Awards has been full of twists, turns and a fair share of bumps. Now 16 years after last winning, Rankin has a shot at going home with a pair of O'Brien trophies this Saturday night....read on

Remembering Alan Kirschenbaum

January 31, 2018:

Friday’s Alan Kirschenbaum Pace is named for the longtime owner and breeder and past president of the California Harness Horsemen’s Association, who passed away in October of 2012 at the age of 51....read on

Officials Comment On Horse Shortage

January 31, 2018:

Monticello Raceway Director of Racing Eric Warner has commented on the horse shortage which has forced the New York State track to cancel its card of live racing which had been scheduled for this Friday (February 2)....read on

New Yonkers Lasix Schedule

January 31, 2018:

It has been announced that a new lasix schedule will be in effect at Yonkers Raceway, effective this coming Monday (February 5)....read on

Madison Appointed At Tioga/Vernon

January 31, 2018:

Jason Settlemoir, the regional VP of racing and simulcast, has announced that Garrett Madison has been named the regional racing marketing manager for Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs....read on

Shadow Play 2018 Book Full, Closed

January 31, 2018:

Blue Chip Farms is pleased to announce that the book for Shadow Play is full and closed for 2018....read on

P.E.I. Hall Nominees Being Accepted

January 31, 2018:

The P.E.I. Sports Hall of Fame has issued a call for nominees for the hall’s 2018 inductions....read on

ON Sires Stakes Deadline Nears

January 31, 2018:

Two-year-old sustaining payment notices for Ontario Sires Stakes eligible colts and fillies will be printed on February 12. If you purchased an OSS eligible yearling last year, please ensure that the transfer is completed by that date so the proper owner will receive the notice....read on

Yonkers' $15K Pool Guarantee Thursday

January 31, 2018:

Officials from Yonkers Raceway have announced that the track’s Thursday evening (February 1) Pick 5 wager will feature a $15,000 guaranteed pool....read on

Drivers Discuss Winter Warmth

January 31, 2018:

“Well, it’s a definitely a good day to talk about it, isn’t?” quipped Ryan Holliday, as he stepped back inside his house. When it comes to winter horse racing, the challenges are many. But not all of them come on the racetrack....read on

Get To Know Photographer Chris Gooden

January 31, 2018:

“I love being able to make art. And I’m a really tech-nerdy geek guy, so I love equipment. Both sides go together and make me love my job.”...read on

Royal Becca J Repeats At Dover

January 30, 2018:

For the second straight time, Royal Becca J overpowered the $25,000 Open Handicap trotting field, this time in 1:54.2 in a wire-to-wire performance on Tuesday (Jan. 30) at Dover Downs....read on

Bourbon Seelster Back To Back

January 30, 2018:

Bourbon Seelster ($8.20) was rated just off a spirited pace before blitzing to the fore a quarter mile from home for a second straight win at The Raceway at Western Fair District, capturing Tuesday’s (Jan. 30) featured $10,500 Preferred 2 for distaff pacers....read on

Upsets In Miami Valley Series Finals

January 30, 2018:

A pair of $22,500 Claim To Fame Series finals resulted in mild upsets on Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 30) at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Nurse Falls In Love With Standardbreds

January 30, 2018:

"As exhilarating as it was organizing for the mare to be bred and meeting the newborn foal, it was no comparison to when we turned him out in the round pen the first time. He was so full of life."...read on

Friday Night Specials In Pink

January 30, 2018:

In response to customer feedback, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will extend its Friday night themed buffets in Pink through March....read on

Details On Ongoing Investigation

January 30, 2018:

Last week, media outlets in Ontario reported on allegations at two of the province's racetracks. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the Lakeshore Horse Racing Association, and Dresden Raceway, have each commented on the allegations, and the investigation....read on

Equine Herpes Precautions In Ohio

January 30, 2018:

It has been announced that provisions on entries have been put in place in Ohio in light of the EHV-1 situation which has unfolded at the Meadows in Pennsylvania....read on

Rideau Qualifying Details Announced

January 30, 2018:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have informed Trot Insider that the track has scheduled qualifying sessions in advance of its return to live pari-mutuel racing on Sunday, February 18....read on

2018 NYSS Schedule Announced

January 30, 2018:

The Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund has released the approved schedules for the 2018 New York Sire Stakes season....read on

Harrington’s 2018 Meet Overview

January 30, 2018:

Harrington Raceway’s 72nd season of live harness racing will get underway April 9 with a 65-day racing meet....read on

O'Briens To Be Streamed Live

January 30, 2018:

If you aren’t able to attend the 2017 O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala, you can still enjoy the event via Standardbred Canada’s social media channels and video streaming on standardbredcanada.ca this Saturday night....read on

Strassberg Over The Moon At The ‘Big M’

January 30, 2018:

Todd Strassberg, a January ‘Own A Horse’ contestant, has walked away with $600 courtesy of Gimme Some Lovin....read on

EHV-1 Detected At Portland Meadows

January 30, 2018:

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has reported that a case of wild type EHV-1 has been detected at the Portland Meadows race track....read on

Pompano $25K Pick 5 Pool Guarantee

January 30, 2018:

Officials with Pompano Park have announced that the track will offer a $25,000 total pool guarantee on its Pick 5 wager on Tuesday (January 30)....read on

Increased Irish Regulation Could Come

January 30, 2018:

In Ireland, the ongoing problem with road racing could lead to a stronger regulated Standardbred breeding and racing industry....read on

SRF Breeding Auction Begins Today

January 30, 2018:

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation online breeding auction gets underway today (Tuesday, January 30)....read on

Nuncio Now Available To NA Breeders

January 30, 2018:

Hanover Shoe Farms is pleased to announce that Sweden's ‘national hero,’ Elitlopp winner Nuncio, will be available to North American breeders in 2018 and beyond by way of frozen semen....read on

Gingras Dishes On An Icon

January 30, 2018:

“He never exerts himself until he has to. If you’d allow it, he’d go a second quarter in 35 seconds, but right around the five-eighths or three-quarters, when he hears or sees someone coming, he picks up the bit and the switch goes on.”...read on

The Worst Advice In Horse Racing

January 30, 2018:

"I’m sure that you were told many times, just as I was, 'Don’t get too attached to them, they’re racehorses – not pets.' That, my friends, is some of the worst advice I’ve ever gotten, and I’m glad I didn’t listen"...read on / continuer à lire

Woodbine Feature To Will Take Charge

January 29, 2018:

Will Take Charge was put into play early in Monday’s $34,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Racetrack, and that aggressive approach helped the gelding sail to a handy victory in the featured affair....read on

Its A Big Secret Wires Them Up

January 29, 2018:

Colin Kelly pressed the pedal to the floor with Its A Big Secret, and the Dean Nixon trainee kept on rolling en route to winning Monday’s $11,500 Preferred 2 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Dover Features To Gravitator, JJ Flynn

January 29, 2018:

Both trotter Gravitator and pacer JJ Flynn made their first 2018 appearances in the winner’s circle after impressive victories in Monday’s features at Dover Downs....read on

Kauffman Wins Seven; Party Rockin Wins Claim To Fame

January 29, 2018:

Driver Kayne Kauffman enjoyed a very productive matinee program Monday at Miami Valley Raceway thanks to a seven-win performance....read on

Three New Cases Of Equine Herpes

January 29, 2018:

On Monday, the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association announced that three more horses have tested positive for EVH at The Meadows....read on

‘Derby Day Party’ Details

January 29, 2018:

Tickets are now on sale for Woodbine’s exclusive ‘Derby Day Party’ celebrating the first jewel of the U.S. Triple Crown on the first Saturday in May....read on

‘Candygirl’ Making Things Sweet

January 29, 2018:

“When you put your heart and soul, and pocketbook, into the business, you hope for success. When you do achieve it, it’s most satisfying. Just having horses that are able to compete at the top level is rewarding.”...read on

Theodore ‘Ted’ Colby Passes

January 29, 2018:

Standardbred breeder/owner Theodore S. 'Ted' Colby, 78, passed away suddenly as a result of an accident in Bronxville, NY....read on


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