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Magee Relishing Time In The Booth

October 23, 2017:

From the booth, star-reinsman-turned-racing-judge Dave Magee is keenly aware of what drivers are experiencing on the track. But when it comes to rulings, don’t call him on

Shanghai Phil Returning To Ontario

October 23, 2017:

Shanghai Phil (p, 1:50.2s, $636,022), a son of Blissfull Hall from the Matts Scooter mare Matter Of Style, will return to Ontario for the 2018 breeding on

Gravitator Clicks On Class Drop

October 24, 2017:

After spending all season chasing stakes stars and going winless for trainer Luc Blais, Gravitator dropped in with overnight on a soggy Monday at Woodbine Racetrack and came away on

Upsets Galore At Pocono

October 23, 2017:

Halloween may still be a week away, but at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono there have been quite a few horses generating scary numbers on the tote board, with a disproportionate number of pari-mutuel ghosts and goblins getting to the wire on

Meadows Preferred To Miss Read

October 23, 2017:

Miss Read followed live cover into the final turn, then roared wide through the sloppy stretch to capture Monday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The on

Canadian Breeder Wins Semen Lawsuit

October 23, 2017:

A Canadian woman recently prevailed in a court judgment against a major shipping company in a case regarding couriered horse semen for her on

Hamilton To Retire Tuesday

October 23, 2017:

Sixty years ago, a farmer’s young son in Port Elgin, Ontario, about two hours north of London, decided “there wasn’t enough excitement” in a life of getting up early on cold mornings and milking cows the old-fashioned way. Fortunately, his father and grandfather shared a on

Shody: ‘Pistol’ Is On The Upswing

October 23, 2017:

“It was an easy decision to put her in (the Breeders Crown) after her last two starts. I think she’s got a good chance, to be honest with you. If you look at the horses she raced with in her last start, it was a real tough field. She’s heading the right way.” on

Woodbine Announces Winter Series

October 23, 2017:

Woodbine Racetrack will offer a quartet of winter series in the coming months for three and four-year-old on

Red Shores' Race Date Schedule Altered

October 23, 2017:

Trot Insiderhas learned that the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission has approved changes to Red Shores’ schedule of live racing for both Summerside Raceway and the Charlottetown Driving on

Sires Stakes At Plainridge Monday

October 23, 2017:

After a two-week sabbatical, the top state-bred two-year-olds of both gaits and genders will be back in action at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (October 23) for the third leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) on

‘Big M’ Qualifying Session Announced

October 23, 2017:

It has been announced that the Meadowlands Racetrack will hold qualifying races in anticipation of the track’s upcoming 2017 fall/winter on

Favourites Coast In Ottawa Features

October 22, 2017:

Odds-on favourites Unabating ($3.90) and Stonebridge Beach ($3.40) made easy work of their rivals en route to open-length victories in Sunday evening’s (October 22) co-featured events at Rideau Carleton on

'Buttermilk' Repeats; Shepherd Triples Up

October 22, 2017:

After annihilating her Preferred 2 foes last week by nine lengths, Buttermilk Hanover ($3.00) shrugged off an assigned post-eight dispatch and circled from fourth-over for a second consecutive triumph in Sunday’s (October 22) $10,500 Preferred 2 for fillies and mares at Flamboro on

Painted Desert Romps At Red Shores

October 22, 2017:

The Sunday afternoon (October 22) feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway saw Painted Desert romp by seven lengths and pace right to his lifetime on

Senga Nitro Dominates In AB Maverick

October 22, 2017:

After narrowly missing archrival Mateo in the Western Canada Derby, Senga Nitro ($4.00) was able to exact revenge in Saturday evening’s (October 21) $54,500 Alberta Maverick for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Northlands on

‘Bulldog’ Is ‘Tenacious’ In Leamington

October 22, 2017:

Bulldog Tenacity ($7.40) was sent off as the slight second choice for Leamington Raceway’s $4,800 Preferred Pace on Sunday (October 22), and those that backed the gelding had a smile on their face when all was said and on

Bali Tops At Hippodrome 3R

October 22, 2017:

On Sunday (October 22) at Hippodrome 3R, the morning line favourite, Wildriverbumblebee, was scratched ‘sick’ for his second straight start, the Invitational Pace, which left the event a wide-open affair – except no one told that to on

Maritime Breeders Finals Contested

October 22, 2017:

A pair of $23,500 finals of the Maritime Breeders Stakes was the order of the day on Sunday (October 22) at Truro Raceway, as juvenile pacers representing both sexes put their best hooves forward over the half-mile Bible Hill on

Another Win For Panocchio

October 23, 2017:

Panocchio and driver Wally Hennessey scored a repeat win in Pompano Park's Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night (October 22). The duo held off the determined late surge of Sing For Me George (driven by John Mac Donald) by a head in on

Four In A Row For Classicality

October 22, 2017:

Classicality was able to handle the outermost post in the tenth race $20,000 featured handicap trot Sunday evening (October 22) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, tallying in 1:54.2 for his fourth straight on

Winbak’s Harrisburg Videos Online

October 22, 2017:

Winbak Farm will be selling yearlings by top North American sires at the 2017 Harrisburg Sale on November 6 - 9. The videos for these yearlings are now posted on

Fall Is Dental Check-Up Time

October 22, 2017:

With winter around the corner, now is the time for a dental check-up and nutritional status assessment, especially for older on

Yonkers Pick 5 Reminder

October 22, 2017:

Officials from Yonkers Raceway have issued a reminder stating that the track’s Monday evening (October 23) Pick 5 wager will feature a carryover of $2, on

Update On Economic Impact Study

October 22, 2017:

The American Horse Council Foundation would like to provide the industry with an update to its eagerly anticipated Economic Impact Study on

Hoosier High-5 Carryover Tuesday

October 22, 2017:

With a carryover of $15,673, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $40,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool for Tuesday, October 24 at Hoosier Park Racing & on

Breeders Crown Eliminations Complete

October 21, 2017:

Hoosier Park hosted the second night of Breeders Crown eliminations on Saturday, October 21, with 14 eliminations on the 14-race on

Case Wins In Return At Scarborough

October 21, 2017:

Driver Walter Case Jr. wasted little time in finding his way back to the winner's circle, connecting in the second race of the afternoon at Scarborough on

Rewind: Records Set At Blue Bonnets

October 21, 2017:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith travels back to a much earlier time as he recalls several events at the Blue Bonnets track in on

Fillies & Mares Set For Breeders Crown

October 20, 2017:

The first wave of Breeders Crown eliminations was contested at Hoosier Park on Friday night (October 20) featuring the sport's top fillies and mares in on

Metro Winner To Change Barns

October 20, 2017:

"My grandkids called us at 2:30 a.m. and couldn’t believe we were eating soup from a gas station, while trying to get a couple hours of sleep instead of having a nice dinner to celebrate winning such a big race." on

Susan Grange Passes

October 20, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred owner and Canadian equestrian icon Susan 'Sue' Grange of Cheltenham, Ont. has passed away at the age of on

Pick 8 Super Final Contest Winners

October 20, 2017:

Sandra Shea of Pictou, N.S., grabbed the first place prize of $1,000 in the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Pick 8 Online Handicapping Contest on the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Super on

Anthony Abbatiello Passes

October 20, 2017:

Anthony T. Abbatiello, a harness racing leader for several decades who was a member of the sport's Hall of Fame, died Thursday (Oct. 19) at his home in Colts Neck, N.J, after complications from heart failure. He was on

Mare An 'Extreme' Life Changer

October 20, 2017:

It’s hard to believe that one race could make such an enormous difference, but to Trent Stohler, being part of Extreme Velocity’s upset victory in the 1997 Breeders Crown Mare Pace was a life-changing on

Horwath Seeks Fort Erie Support

October 20, 2017:

During a media scrum this week at the Fort Erie Race Track, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said that a long-term solution for racing at the historic Fort Erie track and the entire provincial racing industry should be a on

No Breeders Crown For Pasithea Face

October 19, 2017:

It has been announced that Pasithea Face has been scratched from the $250,000 Breeders Crown Mare on

Final Two Inverness Cards Cancelled

October 19, 2017:

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission has announced that the final two cards of Inverness Raceway’s 2017 live meet have been on

Resolve To Stand In Ontario

October 19, 2017:

World Champion and O'Brien Award winner Resolve, the fastest and richest son of champion sire Muscle Hill in North America, will be retired to stud at the conclusion of the racing season and stand stud in on

Brown: Court Documents "Explosive"

October 18, 2017:

Ontario PC Party leader Patrick Brown has commented on the documents filed in the Standardbred breeders lawsuit against the province of Ontario and the OLG that planned for the "collapse" of the horse racing industry with the decision to end the slots-at-racetracks on

Celebration Of Life For Diane Twasnick

October 18, 2017:

The family and friends of Diane Twasnick have announced details for a Celebration Of Life on Sunday, October on

Ontario Resident Mare Forms Mailed

October 18, 2017:

Ontario Racing would like to inform broodmare owners that mare enrollment forms and renewal forms for the Ontario Resident Mare program have been mailed for the 2018 foal on

Nihilator, Catch Drivers, And The Birth Of The Breeders Crown

October 18, 2017:

“We had pretty much turned him (Nihilator) out for the season. Then (owner) Lou Guida called and said that this Breeders Crown was an important race and that we should go there with his horse Nihilator.” on

Taking Our Industry Back

October 18, 2017:

"Maybe this spring when our clients want to get away they choose the Meadows again rather than Vegas, or Disneyworld? When else could Pittsburgh ever compete in that way? Now imagine if there 50 or 100 stables working with all tracks and casinos in that manner? What would our grandstands and affiliate casino attendance look like?" on

New SC Rulebook Committee Members Announced

October 18, 2017:

The Standardbred Canada National Rulebook committee conducted its first meeting on September 29, 2017 where the committee agreed to begin work on creating a national rule book for Standardbred horse on

Schneider Wins September Zoom

October 17, 2017:

Congratulations to Cassidy Schneider of Arthur, Ont., who is the winner of the September Zoom Photography Challenge featuring the ‘Meet My Horse’ on

Norman Kennedy Passes; Arrangements Set

October 17, 2017:

Officials with the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association have informed Trot Insider of the passing of horseman Norm on

Johnson Wins Share In A Racehorse

October 17, 2017:

Susan Johnson of Waterdown, Ont., just became involved in harness horse ownership thanks to the Win A Share in A Racehorse promotion sponsored by the Ontario Sires Stakes in conjunction with the London Selected Yearling on

Straatman’s Big Year

October 17, 2017:

The last horse had just finished selling early Sunday evening at the inaugural London Selected Yearling Sale and the huge smile on the face of the sale’s co-manager was more than enough to indicate it had been a heck of an on

SC Welcomes Tax Rate Drop

October 17, 2017:

As a voting associate board member, Standardbred Canada has been working with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) by providing feedback to CFA as it pertains to the taxation on

Consignors Thrilled With London Selected Yearling Sale

October 16, 2017:

The inaugural London Selected Yearling Sale was the talk of the Ontario Standardbred scene this past weekend, as strong gross sales and a better than expected average made the endeavour a success. Trot Insider has reached out to consignors for their feedback, and to say that they are happy is an on

Woodbine Draw Schedule Released

October 16, 2017:

The Mohawk Racetrack race office would like to remind horsepeople of the draw schedule for the upcoming Woodbine Racetrack on

London Selected Yearling Sale Complete

October 15, 2017:

Mohawk Seelster fetched the highest price of the second session of the London Selected Yearling Sale as the inaugural two-day sale concluded in London, Ont. on Sunday (October 15) on

Quebec Mare Residency Program Update

October 5, 2017:

The Quebec Jockey Club has announced some changes to the province’s mare residency program for the 2017 breeding on

Calendar Submissions Due Today

October 4, 2017:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club Team is publishing a 2018 calendar on the 'Heart of Harness Racing' and we need your photo contributions! on

Tax Proposals Discussed In Ottawa

September 28, 2017:

As a voting associate board member, Standardbred Canada has been working with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and is providing feedback to CFA as it pertains to the taxation on

Quebec Mare Residency Program

September 6, 2017:

The 2017 Enrollment forms for the Quebec Mare Residency Program are now on

Updated: Francis ‘Frank’ O'Toole Passes

August 10, 2017:

Longtime horseman Francis ‘Frank’ O'Toole, of Puslinch, Ont., passed away on Friday, August 4 at the age of 59, and arrangements have now been on

Are You & Your Horse Ready To Race?

July 3, 2017:

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? on

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