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Front Steppers Cop 3R Features

April 30, 2017:

The feature races during Hippodrome 3R’s Sunday, April 30 program of live racing were both captured by front-end performers, as Rocky Boy won the $8,000 Preferred 1 Trot and Glass Shadow triumphed in the $8,400 Preferred 1 Pace after gate-to-wire miles....read on

Irving Liverman Passes

April 30, 2017:

Montreal businessman Irving Liverman, who parlayed a small initial investment 50 years ago into a harness racing dynasty still going strong today, has passed away....read on

Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable Open

April 16, 2017:

Introducing the fourth edition of the Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable contest. Enter for free and play along all year, with a chance to win great prizes!...read on

Donald ‘Donnie’ MacDonald Passes

April 30, 2017:

It has been announced that horseman Donald Finley ‘Donnie’ MacDonald, of Inverness, NS, passed away on Saturday, April 29 in the QEII Halifax Infirmary, surrounded by his loving family. He was 66....read on

Brown Discusses His Tuesday Starters

April 30, 2017:

Trainer Brian Brown will send out seven starters in Ohio Sire Stakes action this Tuesday (May 2) at Miami Valley Raceway, and the conditioner has taken some time to discuss his charges leading into their respective tilts....read on

Rewind Again Set For Weiss Final

April 30, 2017:

Gary Simpson likes what he’s seen so far from Rewind Again. He hopes the best is yet to come....read on

Cloverleaf Offering Racing Education

April 30, 2017:

The Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association (CSOA) is offering a special experience on Tuesday, May 30 at Rosecroft Raceway for those interested in learning more about harness racing....read on

Harrah’s Philadelphia Draw Schedule

April 30, 2017:

Officials with Harrah’s Philadelphia have announced the track’s draw schedule for this week (May 1 - May 5)....read on

Scarborough Cancels Thursday Card

April 30, 2017:

Horse supply issues in the state of Maine have made necessary the decision to cancel the Scarborough Downs card that had been scheduled for this coming Thursday, May 4....read on

Jins Shark Scores Sub-1:50 Victory

April 29, 2017:

Jins Shark opened the Saturday night (April 29) harness racing card at Mohawk Racetrack with Canada's first sub-1:50 winning mile of the year....read on

Mr Irresistible Repeats At Charlottetown

April 29, 2017:

The rivalry was renewed in the Saturday night Preferred Pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and it didn't disappoint....read on

Fillies Shine In Moores Mile

April 29, 2017:

Favoured fillies Alexas Princess and Wedding Dance shared the spotlight on Saturday afternoon (April 29) as the Century Downs stakes season kicked off with a pair of $20,000 Moores Mile divisions....read on

Brennan & Burke Trainees Sweep Opens

April 30, 2017:

Ladys Dude (George Brennan, $7.30) and All Bets Off (Brennan again, $4.80) shared the Saturday night spotlight, winning Yonkers Raceway’s pair of $55,000 co-featured Open Handicaps....read on

Kestrel Sets Track Record In 'Buckeye'

April 29, 2017:

The initial race in the new Miami Valley Lucky Buckeye series for older Ohio-sired horses produced not only a North American season’s record for trotting mares on a five-eighths mile oval, but also a track record....read on

Stevensville Completes Schnittker Triple

April 29, 2017:

Stevensville scored in the Open Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Saturday night (April 29) and completed a rare natural hat trick for his trainer....read on

Pick 4 Pool Tops $288K At Meadowlands

April 29, 2017:

Horseplayers were salivating at the prospects of chasing a rare Pick 4 carryover entering Saturday's program at The Meadowlands. The first such carryover since December of nearly $62,000 attracted more than $226,000 in new money to comprise a total pool of $288,482....read on

'Gallant' Wires Open Pacers Again

April 29, 2017:

Gallant Seelster ($5.30) is finding the rail at Buffalo Raceway to be in his comfort zone. For the second time in three weeks, Gallant Seelster went gate-to-wire from the pylons and won the $10,000 Open Pace with a seasonal best 1:53.2 on Saturday night (April 29)....read on

Barimah A Back To Winning Ways

April 29, 2017:

The Bettors Delight gelding Barimah A, who last week lost a three-race winning streak when he drew an outside post, saw his pill shake turn upside-down this week--– from '9' to '6' -- and took advantage of the more favourable starting slot to regain his winning ways, posting a 1:50 victory in the $20,000 featured pace on Saturday (April 29) at The Downs at Mohegan Pocono....read on

Vernon Downs To Open On May 5

April 29, 2017:

Jeff Gural, Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment, announced today (Saturday, April 29) that he has decided to open the 2017 racing season next Friday, May 5 following a productive meeting in Albany, New York on Wednesday....read on

Post Order Finish At Freehold

April 29, 2017:

A harness racing rarity occurred in the first Dexter Cup elimination at Freehold Raceway on Saturday when the eight horses finished in exact post position order....read on

Stars Impress At The Meadowlands

April 29, 2017:

It’s an exciting time of year in racing as the better horses are showing up at The Meadowlands on Saturday mornings to get some work in either training before or racing in qualifiers....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1970s

April 29, 2017:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith takes readers back to the decade of the 1970s as he recalls many names, events and recollections of the times....read on

Fantasy Becomes Reality

April 29, 2017:

“I never saw a win in the first [fantasy contest] coming but it’s pretty great to be able to say you won something like this. And now, to have the chance to compete in another one in the States... it’s going to be a lot of fun.”...read on

Hambly New Equestrian Canada President

April 28, 2017:

Equestrian Canada announced today it has added Peggy Hambly of Guelph, Ont. as its President, effective April 27, 2017....read on

Campbell Gears Up For Stakes

April 28, 2017:

In advance of his quest to capture the 2017 World Driving Championship on home soil, Brandon Campbell will focus on the stakes season set to begin this weekend at Century Downs....read on

'Racer' Helps Triumph Over Tragedy

April 28, 2017:

"She was doing really well and was healthy until one day she just couldn’t get up. We tried everything we could to save her, but we knew what we had to do for her. We think now she may have had EPM, but it still hurts every day she is not with us."...read on

Statement From HHBNYS On Contract

April 28, 2017:

The following statement was issued by the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State (HHBNYS) regarding the administration and promotion of the NY Sire Stakes program....read on

More Stars Debut At Mohawk

April 28, 2017:

Mohawk Racetrack hosted 14 qualifying races on Friday morning under clear and sunny skies with stars out...on the racetrack....read on

Mother's Day Open Houses Set

April 28, 2017:

Here’s a great way to spend some time with your Mom, wife, sister, that special lady in your life, or the entire family on Mother’s Day. Why not take a drive to a Standardbred breeding farm to visit the mares and foals!...read on

Frank Basso Sr. Passes

April 27, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred horse owner and horse racing enthusiast Frank Basso Sr. recently passed away....read on

‘Not So Wealthy Series’ Details

April 27, 2017:

Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick have announced the details of it most recent late-closing series, entitled the Not So Wealthy Series....read on

New COSA Directors Elected

April 27, 2017:

On Wednesday, April 26, the Central Ontario Standardbred Association’s auditing firm, KPMG, presented the 2017 election results at a meeting of the COSA Board of Directors....read on

Ontario Breeders Lawsuit Continues

April 27, 2017:

Trot Insider has received an update on the status of the legal proceedings between a group of Ontario breeders against the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery And Gaming Corp. (OLG)....read on

AGCO Update On Cobalt Testing

April 27, 2017:

On Thursday, April 27, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario sent out an informational bulletin in regard to cobalt testing....read on

Red Shores Addresses Old Home Week

April 27, 2017:

As the status of this summer’s Old Home Week has been the topic of a local media report, Trot Insider has been in contact with Red Shores/Atlantic Lottery Corporation. The organization has stated that live harness racing at the Charlottetown Driving Park and both the World Driving Championships and World Trotting Conference will not be affected, regardless of the outcome....read on

Drag Queen Race To Launch Season

April 27, 2017:

Grand River Raceway’s 2017 live horse racing season will launch on Friday, June 2 with a splash of royal glitz and glamour....read on

Allerage Star Injured, Retired

April 27, 2017:

It has been announced that top homebred trotting mare Allerage Star 4,1:52.3f ($420,090) has been retired due to injury....read on

A Dangerous Ariana G Returns

April 27, 2017:

Trainer Jimmy Takter will send out an imposing armada of performers in Saturday morning's qualifiers at The Meadowlands, and included among those horses is a seasonally-debuting trotting filly with 'grande' expectations....read on

Upcoming Owners Meeting On PEI

April 26, 2017:

Trot Insider has received some of the details surrounding the Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owners Association’s upcoming annual general meeting....read on

Lee Wins Spring Survivor Contest

April 26, 2017:

Congratulations to Brent Lee of Edmonton, Alta. who is the winner of the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Spring Survivor Online Handicapping Contest....read on

Georgian Gears Up For 2017 Meet

April 25, 2017:

With the 2017 racing season at Georgian Downs fast approaching, officials with Georgian Downs would like to share some important information and changes to the upcoming season....read on

Fifty-Three Remain Eligible To N.A. Cup

April 25, 2017:

On Tuesday, April 25, the Woodbine Entertainment Group released the latest update of eligible horses for this year’s Pepsi North America Cup....read on

May 1 SC Stakes Reminders

April 25, 2017:

Standardbred Canada would like to inform members of the following BC Stakes payments that are due May 1, 2017....read on

Red Shores Qualifying Schedule Update

April 25, 2017:

Officials with Red Shores have released a schedule of upcoming qualifying sessions that will take place at both the Charlottetown Driving Park and Summerside Raceway....read on

2017 N.A. Cup Spring Book Odds

April 25, 2017:

For the past several years, Trot Magazine's Pepsi North America Cup Spring Book has served as an initial barometer for the colts and geldings that may be in the running for the richest prize in Canadian harness racing....read on

ID Technician On PEI

April 24, 2017:

SC Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be on Prince Edward Island on Tuesday, May 2 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification....read on

Harness Racing Commercial Unveiled

April 21, 2017:

A brand new commercial featuring harness racing will soon be featured and broadcast on screens and devices around Ontario....read on

AGCO On Twitter, Race Report Project

April 13, 2017:

The live tweeting of Race Officials’ calls began Monday, April 10, as part of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)'s 'Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario' project....read on

Reduce Your Risk Of Spring Colic

April 6, 2017:

Spring is the epitome of change. It is common knowledge that the horses gut does not cope well with quick change....read on

Ontario Racing Releases Final Long-Term Funding Consultation Report

March 17, 2017:

After extensive industry consultations, Ontario Racing is pleased to release the Final Long-Term Funding Consultation Report....read on

2017 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 10, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2017 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Up To Date With '17 Eligibility Fees?

December 5, 2016:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2017 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2017....read on

Are You Ready To Race?

June 2, 2016:

Do you have a horse that will be qualifying for the first time this year, or for the first time ever? Do you have your paperwork in order?...read on


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