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Pompano Feature To All Charged Up

October 31, 2017:

All Charged Up, who was catch-driven by Wally Hennessey, took top honors in Pompano Park's pacing feature for mares on Monday night (October 30) in 1:54.3....read on

Fraser Downs Race Day Profiled

October 31, 2017:

Grace Kennedy of the Surrey Now-Leader recently spent a day at the races at Fraser Downs in Surrey, B.C., and she has put together a profile piece which highlights the hardworking Standardbred horsepeople that put on the show....read on

Page Notches 4,000th Win

October 31, 2017:

Chris Page drove from his hometown of Delaware, Ohio to Northfield Park on Monday needing just one win to reach his 4,000 career milestone....read on

Toot Toot N Finally Breaks Through

October 31, 2017:

'Team Hensley' took home top honours in Monday’s main event at Woodbine Racetrack with a pacer that celebrated his first victory in North America since making the move from New Zealand earlier this season....read on

Goldstar Badlands Tracks Them Down

October 30, 2017:

Goldstar Badlands was sitting in the cheap seats for most of the mile in Monday’s $9,000 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District, but he turned on the jets late and swooped past rivals en route to posting a narrow triumph....read on

They're Off At Dover Downs!

October 30, 2017:

October 30 is traditionally 'Mischief Night,' and longshots abounded at Dover Downs on opening night of the 2017-18 season....read on

Yonkers’ Thursdays Set To Wrap Up

October 30, 2017:

A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that the Thursday portion of its 2017 schedule ends this week....read on

Safe From Terror Is A Winning Machine

October 30, 2017:

Safe From Terror won for the 18th time this year when she drew off late to capture Monday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace....read on

Sophomores Star In MA Sire Stakes

October 30, 2017:

The third leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes for three-year-olds was contested at Plainridge Park on Monday....read on

Saturday Woodbine Post Time Change

October 30, 2017:

Officials with Woodbine Racetrack today announced a post time change for this Saturday’s (November 4) card of live Standardbred racing....read on

OLG Statement On Great Canadian

October 30, 2017:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has issued a press release stating that it is satisfied that the Great Canadian Gaming Corp. will fulfill the opportunities in the GTA Gaming Bundle in a responsible way....read on

Symposium Focus: ‘News You Can Use’

October 30, 2017:

The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program has released the topics for the 2017 Global Symposium on Racing....read on

Horsemen Sign Deal With NHL Franchise

October 30, 2017:

It has been announced that a Standardbred horsemen’s association has signed on for a partnership with a National Hockey League franchise....read on

Amateur Races Upcoming At Monticello

October 30, 2017:

Officials with Monticello Raceway have announced that efforts are underway by the North American Amateur Drivers Association and the Catskill Amateur Drivers Club to organize a race for military veterans that are also amateur harness drivers....read on

Scugog Hall To Honour Cummings

October 30, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Standardbred horseman Bruce Cummings is this year’s recipient of the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame’s Scugog Pioneer Award....read on

Northville’s 2018 Dates Announced

October 30, 2017:

Race dates for the 2018 season of live action at Northville Downs were announced by the Michigan Gaming Control Board late last week....read on

‘Big M’ Post-Draw Shows Announced

October 30, 2017:

The Meadowlands Racetrack’s fall/winter meet will begin on Saturday, November 4, and fans will get an inside look into the racing office thanks to a new ‘Facebook Live’ broadcast....read on

Grey Ghost And Poltergeist Pace Set

October 30, 2017:

The weather looks like it will be sufficiently cold and gloomy in Halloween night, which is the perfect setting for the Grey Ghost and Poltergeist Pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

NBA Player’s First Passion Was Driving

October 30, 2017:

He’s now making millions of dollars playing in the National Basketball Association, but at one point all the now-6’10” athlete wanted to do was sit in the sulky and drive horses....read on

The Unsolved Mohawk Mystery

October 30, 2017:

Legend has it that scary monsters such as the Headless Horseman, the Hyde of Mr. Jekyll, the Hunchback of Notre Dame – perhaps even that loopy Phantom of the Opera – stirred a populace that feared the night....read on

MA Sire Stakes Action At Plainridge

October 30, 2017:

Plainridge Park will host the third leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) for three-year-olds of both genders and gaits today (Monday, October 30)....read on

Study Targets Equine Lameness

October 30, 2017:

Every Standardbred horseperson in the world has had their operation stricken by equine lameness at one point or another. Lameness tends to strike at the worst of times, but a new study has found that shelf time can be limited if certain steps are taken....read on

Golden Son Shines Through The Muck; Allard Ends Night With Six Wins

October 29, 2017:

Despite having to go first-over in the muck on the proverbial 'dark and stormy night,' the Majestic Son gelding Golden Son raced off to a three and a half-length victory in the $20,500 featured trot on Sunday (October 29) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:55.3....read on

Unabating Circles Rideau's Top Trotters

October 29, 2017:

A wire-to-wire winner from the outside post last week, Unabating ($2.50) changed up his tactics to repeat in the $8,400 Winners Over Handicap Trot co-featured at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday night (October 29)....read on

Rubis Prescott Returns To Flamboro

October 29, 2017:

Driver Bob McClure capped off a natural hat trick winning Sunday night's co-featured $10,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Pace in rein to Rubis Prescott at Flamboro Downs....read on

Pompano Stakes Produce New Marks

October 29, 2017:

The FSBOA-sponsored Sunshine State Stakes were contested in four non-wagering classes for two-year-olds on Sunday (October 29) with new life marks produced in three of the four $12,000 finals — all trained by Kim Sears....read on

New Brunswick Association Relaunched

October 29, 2017:

The New Brunswick Horse Racing Industry Association (NBHRIA), which began in 2003 as an umbrella association to represent all segments of the horse racing industry in the province and remained active under the leadership of former Chair, Ross Galbraith, until it facilitated the creation of Horse Racing New Brunswick, is being relaunched to address a number of challenges facing the industry in the province....read on

Yoga Pants Stretches Win Streak To Four

October 29, 2017:

Three-year-old pacing filly Yoga Pants is on track to defending her title in the B.C. Breeders Stakes as she notched her fourth straight win in the Mary Murphy preliminaries on Sunday afternoon (October 29) at Fraser Downs....read on

Record Handle At Leamington

October 29, 2017:

On the coldest day of Leamington’s 2017 meet (Sunday, October 29), a large crowd wagered a record handle of $40,818 live on track....read on

Yonkers Pick 5 Carryover

October 29, 2017:

A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that the track’s Monday evening (October 30) Pick 5 wager will starts with a carryover of $1,228.27....read on

Homen Dry Gets It Done In The Slop

October 29, 2017:

Homen Dry (Jason Bartlett, $8.50) was anything but on Sunday afternoon (October 29), while winning Yonkers Raceway’s waterlogged $50,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Gendron Sweeps Invitationals

October 29, 2017:

His mounts were favoured in each dash, and that proved to be a good omen for driver Stephane Gendron, as he went on to sweep both of the Invitational events during Hippodrome 3R’s live program of racing for Sunday (October 29)....read on

Island Breeders Championships Contested

October 29, 2017:

Island Breeders Championship finals were the order of the day on Sunday (October 29) at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park, as some of the top two and three-year-old on Prince Edward Island clashed in multiple showdowns....read on

S-Breds To Participate In Parade

October 29, 2017:

The annual Christmas in Middleburg parade will take place on Saturday, December 2, and for the fifth year the Standardbred Retirement Foundation will be representing the harness racing industry....read on

Leal To Apologize To Legislature

October 29, 2017:

Jeff Leal, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, was involved in a passionate exchange in the provincial legislature this past Thursday (October 26) in regard to the horse racing industry. He was ultimately ejected from the rest of the day’s proceedings. Minister Leal has said that he plans to offer an apology to the legislature on Monday (October 30)....read on

Handicapping Contest Update

October 29, 2017:

In perhaps the busiest three-day week in the Hambletonian Society Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge, 21 races were contested, which included the Breeders Crown finals at Hoosier Park and the last preliminary leg of the Kindergarten Classic at Vernon Downs. When the results were tabulated, Sally Hinckley nosed out Steve Horoky by three points, 115.0 to 112.0....read on

Monday Summerside Card Rescheduled

October 29, 2017:

Due to a severe weather system that has been forecast to hit PEI on Monday afternoon and evening (October 30), the Monday night harness racing program at Red Shores' Summerside Raceway has been moved to Wednesday (November 1)....read on

Miami Valley Readies For Fifth Season

October 29, 2017:

Miami Valley Raceway is positioned for an outstanding repeat performance, including an even higher overnight purse structure than last season, thus making the meet one of the highest purse structures in harness racing....read on

Meadows Pick 4 Guarantee Doubled

October 29, 2017:

The Meadows has announced that it has doubled — to $10,000 — the total-pool guarantee for its Monday, October 30 Pick 4 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative....read on

Liverman: Manchego In Special Category

October 29, 2017:

Breeders Crown champion Manchego’s 12-race unbeaten streak at the age of two is one of the major stories in harness racing this year, but the Muscle Hill filly still has a way to go to set a new mark in the family history of co-owner Herb Liverman....read on

Gall Takes In Super Final Night

October 29, 2017:

Standardbred Canada President and CEO Dan Gall was at Northlands Park on Saturday evening (October 28), as he watched the province’s top two and three-year-olds square off in the Alberta Sires Stakes Super Finals at the Edmonton oval....read on

Ellis Park Prevails In Preferred

October 29, 2017:

A pocket ride and just enough room in the stretch was the winning formula for Ellis Park in the $34,000 Preferred Pace on Saturday (October 28) at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Muscle Matters Flexes At Flamboro

October 29, 2017:

After narrow misses in his last two starts in the class, Muscle Matters finally got the monkey off his back on Saturday (October 28) with a victory in the featured $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap at Flamboro Downs....read on

Dr J Hanover Wins Yonkers Open

October 29, 2017:

Odds-on Dr J Hanover (Brent Holland, $3.90) took it to the house (call) Saturday night (Oct. 28th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

In Runaway Bay Takes Batavia Open

October 29, 2017:

Abandoning his usual front running style, In Runaway Bay went from worst to first to capture the $10,000 Open Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Oct. 28)....read on

Carolina Beach Claims Kamal Final

October 29, 2017:

Carolina Beach scored in the final of the fourth annual Gary Kamal Memorial Pacing Series on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Vernon Feature To Sweet Ashley T

October 29, 2017:

Sweet Ashley T (Homer Hochstetler) held on to win the Vernon Downs featured trot on Saturday night (October 28)....read on

Andreios Kardia Wins Pocono Feature

October 29, 2017:

Canadian-owned Andreios Kardia laid off of a wicked front-end duel, then came from seventh at the stretch call to take the $20,500 featured pace Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:50....read on

Pair Of Firsts In Dayton Open

October 29, 2017:

Both horse and driver earned their first open class victories Saturday night (Oct. 28) at Hollywood Dayton Raceway when Dont Say Goodby scored an upset victory for driver Trevor Smith....read on

Split The House Never Better

October 28, 2017:

A lightly-raced and fresh Split The House stepped up in a big way with a lifetime best performance in the $421,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace final to round out the championship series action for 2017 on Saturday (October 28) at Hoosier Park....read on


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