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Saratoga Gearing Up For 2018 Season

January 29, 2018:

Saratoga Casino Hotel will be holding the initial qualifiers for its 2018 racing season....read on

Zeron Mount Drops Seven Seconds

January 29, 2018:

Australian-bred Waikiki Beach, who had gained a stellar reputation racing in New Zealand, made his North American debut at Pompano Park on Sunday (January 28) and scored for Scott Zeron in 1:51.4 in the $11,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Carolyn MacGregor Passes

January 29, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that well known Maritimes Standardbred breeder/owner Carolyn Rosara MacGregor (Clark) of Milton, PEI passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Sunday, January 21 at the age of 85....read on

OHHA General Meeting This Saturday

January 29, 2018:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association’s annual general meeting is scheduled for this coming Saturday (February 3) at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale Hotel....read on

Raceway Ambulances Make The News

January 29, 2018:

Sudbury Downs in Ontario and the Gold Coast Racecourse in Australia have both made the news for the same reason – their ambulances – although the reason why the vehicles have hit the mainstream media couldn’t be more different....read on

Western Fair’s Caretaker Finalists

January 29, 2018:

The Raceway at Western Fair District has announced its five finalists for 2017 Caretaker of the Year. They will be recognized at the annual awards night on Saturday, February 17....read on

Whipping Analysis Goes High Tech

January 29, 2018:

The use of the whip has been a hot topic of discussion in the harness racing industry for years. It can be argued that scrutiny in regard to whip use has never been higher than what it is right now. Although, a new product has hit the market that could see that scrutiny go through the roof....read on

“She Never Gives You A Bad Race”

January 29, 2018:

“I’ll probably start her back at the end of the month. She came out of the campaign well. I’ve never trained a horse like her. She never gives you a bad race.”...read on

Flamboro Preferred To Avatartist

January 28, 2018:

Avatartist closed out Sunday night's harness racing program at Flamboro Downs, winning the $8,500 Preferred 3 Pace with Jason Ryan catch-driving....read on

G Ts Jamie Wins Mares Open At Fraser

January 28, 2018:

G Ts Jamie ($5.60) continued her consistent run of top finishes since joining the Jim Marino stable last fall with a victory in Sunday afternoon's $12,000 Open Pace for fillies and mares at Fraser Downs....read on

November Rain Takes Wilson Pace

January 28, 2018:

Peter Kouchis, Terry Leonard and Dandy Farms Inc.’s November Rain emerged victorious in Saturday night’s $25,000 Tim Wilson Sr. Pace Final at Hawthorne Race Course. The morning line and post time favourite took the lead soon after the start and never relinquished it....read on

O'Brien Awards Handicapping Contest

January 28, 2018:

The 2017 O’Brien Awards are just around the corner, and we can’t wait to see who will be unveiled as this year’s champions!....read on

Totally Kissed Sweeps Ohio Series

January 28, 2018:

Ontario invader Totally Kissed and driver Jason Brewer topped Get Around Town and Bet The Moon to capture the $40,000 championship final of the Claim To Fame Series for $30,000 claimers at Miami Valley Raceway on Sunday afternoon (January 28)....read on

Yonkers Guaranteed Pool Monday

January 28, 2018:

Officials with Yonkers Raceway have issued a notice in regard to a carryover and guaranteed poll that will be in effect for the track’s Monday (January 29) program of live racing....read on

'Happenstance' Tops At Yonkers

January 28, 2018:

A start-to-finish NF Happenstance (Jack Parker Jr., $14) just lasted on Sunday afternoon (January 28) at Yonkers Raceway, as she won the $50,000 Open Handicap Trot over ‘sloppy’ going....read on

Indian Fever Passes

January 28, 2018:

Webb Stables of Defiance, Ohio, has reported that the Ohio pacing stallion Indian Fever p,3,1:52.1f ($432,206) passed away this past Friday (January 26) of natural causes at the age of 23....read on

Carlton Chamberlin Passes

January 28, 2018:

Standardbred breeder/owner Carlton Chamberlin passed away peacefully on January 13....read on

USTA District 4-B Meets

January 28, 2018:

The USTA District 4-B meeting was held Saturday (January 27) at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Madison in conjunction with the Wisconsin Harness Horse Association (WHHA) annual meeting and banquet....read on

‘February Frolic’ Details Announced

January 28, 2018:

The Auxiliary of Goshen Historic Track is at it again. The organization is striving to ‘Preserve the Tradition’ of harness racing at the world's oldest active harness racing track....read on

Indiana Auction Details

January 28, 2018:

A harness racing equipment and horse trailers auction will be held at the Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland, Indiana, in Bubp Hall (located behind the grandstand) on Saturday, February 3 at 10 a.m....read on

Readly Express Wins Prix D'Amérique

January 28, 2018:

After a one-on-one showdown with the great Bold Eagle through the lane, the Björn Goop-driven Readly Express still had enough to dig in and fend off his foe in deep stretch while capturing the 2018 Prix d’Amerique at Vincennes in France on Sunday (January 28)....read on

London Gaming Expansion Update

January 28, 2018:

Rob Mitchell, spokesman with Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, has said that his company is embracing the opportunity to partake in public meetings to showcase his company’s plans for casino expansion in London....read on

Orillia Joe Wins Yonkers Open

January 28, 2018:

Orillia Joe kept the form spree going Saturday, Jan. 27, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Endeavor Upsets 'Big M' Preferred

January 27, 2018:

Up in class, Endeavor received a pristine trip, capitalizing at odds of 12-1 to take the $20,000 Preferred Handicap at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, Jan. 27....read on

American Virgin Claims Preferred; Moreau Wins Three

January 27, 2018:

Brushing to the top moving into the final turn, American Virgin narrowly held off early pacesetter and late pocket-popper Nirvana Seelster to win the $34,000 Preferred Pace on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Page Sweeps Miami Features

January 27, 2018:

Driver Chris Page piloted R Gauwitz Hanover to victory $35,000 final of the Claim To Fame Series for $20,000 claimers and Angelo J Fra in the $25,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Osprey Vision Scores At Buffalo

January 27, 2018:

Osprey Vision held off all challengers in the $9,500 Open Trot on a rainy night at Buffalo Raceway Saturday, Jan. 27, winning at 9-2 over Fox Valley Veto in 2:02.4....read on

EHV Forces Meadows Cancellations

January 27, 2018:

The races for Monday (Jan. 29), Tuesday (Jan. 30), and Wednesday (Jan. 31) at The Meadows have been cancelled due to a quarantine related to the equine herpes virus (EHV)....read on

Tainsh Jr. Wins Five At Northlands

January 27, 2018:

Driver William Tainsh Jr. visited the winner's circle five times on the 12-race matinee at Northlands Park on Saturday, Jan. 27....read on

Dont Rush Wins Meadows Feature

January 27, 2018:

Dont Rush got the jump on his stablemate, Lars Perry, and had little trouble holding him off late to capture Saturday’s feature at The Meadows, an $11,500 Conditioned Trot....read on

'King' Campbell Continues His Reign

January 27, 2018:

The fact that some of harness racing’s greatest horseman have hailed from Prince Edward Island makes Marc Campbell’s continued provincial dominance even more impressive as it continued Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Bold Eagle Seeks Historic Win

January 27, 2018:

While not as "snappy" as he was this time a year ago, the driver of Bold Eagle feels his horse can make history and win his third consecutive Prix d'Amerique this Sunday (January 28)....read on

Storybook Year For Maxime Velaye

January 27, 2018:

"Considering I didn't win a race until June, it turned out to be an incredible year. Everything just clicked in August."...read on

SC Rewind: Reading The Results

January 27, 2018:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls the time when printed race results were an important piece of information to everyone involved in harness racing....read on

Meadowlands Rejects Meadows Horses

January 27, 2018:

After consulting New Jersey State veterinarians regarding to the EHV quarantine situation at The Meadows, The Meadowlands Racetrack shall not accept entries on any horse that has raced at or been stabled on the grounds of The Meadows since January 10, 2018 until further notice....read on

Cloverdale Elims Featured At Fraser

January 27, 2018:

Trainer Kelly Hoerdt nearly pulled off a sweep of the top spots in the $7,500 Cloverdale Pace eliminations on Friday night (January 26) at Fraser Downs, but the Randy Rutledge-trained four-year-old Mach Steady got up to score a mild upset....read on

Opulent Yankee Repeats In Top Trot

January 26, 2018:

His tactic might have been different, but the result was still the same....read on

Favourites Battle In Becker Pace

January 26, 2018:

On a gusty evening in Chicago, a field of nine Illinois-bred pacers lined up for the $25,000 Carl Becker Pace final at Hawthorne....read on

Claiming Series Continues At Miami

January 26, 2018:

Four divisions of $12,500 male claiming pacers went postward on Friday night (Jan. 26) at Miami Valley Raceway to determine the finalists for their $30,000 Claim To Fame championship race next week....read on

JK Pridenjoy Aims For Snowshoe Sweep

January 26, 2018:

Winter series action rolled on Friday evening (January 26) at Woodbine Racetrack with the second leg of the Snowshoe Series....read on

Motu Moonbeam N Prevails In Open

January 26, 2018:

Slight favourite Motu Moonbeam N (Matt Kakaley, $7.60) took over early and lasted late Friday night (January 26), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace....read on

Foiled Again Resumes Quest For 100

January 26, 2018:

Foiled Again’s second crack at his first hundred happens in conjunction with Yonkers Raceway's return to Thursday nights....read on

North American Harness Update Preview

January 26, 2018:

The schedule for "the Internet’s favourite harness racing handicapping show," North American Harness Update, is set for Friday, January 26....read on

Three-Day Track Closure At Rideau

January 26, 2018:

Rideau Carleton management would like to inform all local horsepeople that the main track will be closed for training starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 27....read on

SBOA Online Stallion Auction Details

January 26, 2018:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association will be hosting an online stallion auction from February 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. until February 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m....read on

USTA: Free Archived Regulatory Rulings

January 26, 2018:

The U.S. Trotting Association announced Friday (Jan. 26) that all Fines and Suspensions Ruling Reports, which are searchable, are now available for free in Pathway, the online database on the USTA’s website....read on

Woodbine's 2018 Standardbred Stakes

January 26, 2018:

Woodbine Entertainment today revealed its full $10 million-plus Standardbred stakes lineup for 2018....read on

Harris Elated They Voted For 'Pedro'

January 26, 2018:

"It’s a great night. They do an absolutely amazing job. It’s put on top class...And to be nominated is extra special as I am Canadian; it’s the one thing you always want. Growing up, you’re like ‘I wish I could be nominated for that.’"...read on

SC Annual Members Meeting Details

January 26, 2018:

Standardbred Canada members are invited to attend the SC Annual Meeting of Members....read on

Ontario's 2018-19 TIP Program Approved

January 26, 2018:

The 2018/19 Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP), based on the recommendations of the industry representative Thoroughbred Advisory Group and Thoroughbred Working Group, has been approved by the Ontario Racing Board of Directors....read on


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