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In Recognition Of The Big Horse

October 4, 2015:

"When the next Somebeachsomewhere or American Pharoah comes calling, will harness racing be able to keep him racing?" on

Meet My Horse Photo Poll Open

October 2, 2015:

“Meet My Horse” was the theme for our September Zoom Challenge, the final Zoom theme for this year. This was the most popular contest for the past two years and we want to extend our thanks to everyone who submitted photos. It was extremely tough to select only six finalists! on

Kane To Atta Boy Dan; Seven For Morrill

October 4, 2015:

The marquee event Saturday evening at Batavia Downs on was the $50,000 Robert J. Kane Memorial Pace, but history and outstanding performances in other races combined to provide a show that those in attendance won’t soon on

Front End Speed Is Key In Preferreds

October 4, 2015:

Whiskey Tax and Arthur Blue Chip hauled home winning efforts in their respective $34,000 Preferred contests Saturday evening at Woodbine Racetrack, and both performers used front-end tactics to secure their on

Spinarama Strikes In Saratoga Open

October 4, 2015:

Spinarama changed tactics to secure the win in Saturday’s $19,250 Open Pace at Saratoga on

Opens To Big N Bad And Meladys Monet

October 4, 2015:

One horse who figured - Meladys Monet - and one who didn’t - Big N Bad - hogged the headlines Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $48,000 on

Bluegrass Mania At The Red Mile

October 4, 2015:

Many of the biggest names in the game – both equine and human – were sprinkled throughout the Saturday evening program at The Red Mile, which featured a host of Bluegrass Stakes divisions for trotters and on

Balmoral Record For Time To Roll

October 4, 2015:

Clinard Properties’ Time To Roll lived up to name Saturday night at Balmoral Park as the six-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover etched his name in the Balmoral Park record books for an aged pacing horse with a 1:48.4 clocking in the $9,400 Winners Over on

Card Knock Life Upsets The Apple Cart

October 4, 2015:

Donn Lewandrowski and Gail Farrell's Card Knock Life cleared his five rivals and never looked back in Saturday evening's $8,000 Open II Pace at Vernon Downs, sprinting off late for a 20-1 upset in the featured on

Down The Road For Mach It So

October 4, 2015:

Mach It So, the veteran Mach Three gelding coming off a late-charging victory in the Quillen Memorial at Harrington, used speedy tactics Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, overcoming less-than-ideal conditions and a good field to take the $24,000 featured pace in on

Doug Hie Celebrates 2,500 Victories

October 4, 2015:

Doug Hie reached a career milestone, Gord Brown won half the card and Dagfin Henriksen captured two races including two-year-old Southwind Gizzel’s second win in as many lifetime starts on Saturday’s card of racing at Kawartha on

Ellamony To Sandbetweenurtoes

October 4, 2015:

Wins have been tough to come by in recent months for pacing mare Sandbetweenurtoes, but Saturday night at Flamboro Downs she took advantage of a wild battle and came away victorious in the rich on

Oh Miki You’re So Fine!

October 3, 2015:

Always B Miki made the first start of his 2015 campaign a winning one as he cruised to a dominant victory in the $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes elimination for aged pacing stallion and geldings Saturday evening at Hoosier on

Faves Deliver In Filly Stakes

October 3, 2015:

Three-year-old pacing fillies were in the spotlight Saturday at Century Downs, as the oval hosted a set of $10,000 ASHA Filly on

Freehold Hosts Green Acres Splits

October 3, 2015:

Cheyenne Robin and a pair of two-year-olds by If I Can Dream turned in winning efforts in Saturday’s New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres at Freehold on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1960s

October 3, 2015:

In this week's edition of Rewind, Robert Smith takes a look back at some of the personalities and events from the decade of the 1960's in the ongoing monthly feature, Years on

Big Mile From Control The Moment

October 3, 2015:

This year's Metro Pace winner, unbeaten Control The Moment, was scratched from his last start but returned on Friday seemingly no worse for on

Physicallyinclined Battles Into Finals

October 3, 2015:

Woodbine Racetrack fans got a preview of next week’s Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final as the three-year-old pacing colts delivered a pair of impressive performances on Friday evening in the last regular season event on the Gold Series on

Canadian-Owned Derby Winners Set Dayton Records

October 2, 2015:

Driver David Miller swept the co-featured $135,750 Dayton Trotting Derby and $138,500 Dayton Pacing Derby with Canadian-owned track record-setters Il Sogno Dream and State Treasurer on Friday night at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton on

Pure Country Perfect In Bluegrass

October 3, 2015:

The Jimmy Takter-trained Pure Country, who has won all six of her prior races this season, continued her streak over the sloppy track at The Red Mile on Friday, Oct. 2 by claiming one of three divisions of the $243,000 Bluegrass two-year-old filly on

Son Of Anarchy Wins Fraser's First Open

October 3, 2015:

Son Of Anarchy closed off cover to win the first $10,500 Open Pace of the new meet at Fraser Downs on Friday night for trainer/driver Paul on

Freshmen Close Maywood's 2015 Season

October 3, 2015:

Illinois’ top two-year-old pacers were in action on Friday night as a pair of state-bred stakes events helped bring the curtain down on the 2015 racing season at Maywood on

Cullen Crew Triples Again

October 3, 2015:

Alberta's leading horseman Travis Cullen continued to rack up the wins on Friday at Century Downs as he scored a training triple during the nine-race on

Hidden Land Sets Northfield Record

October 2, 2015:

Ontario-sired Hidden Land crossed the finish line faster than any female in the history of Northfield Park when she won the $13,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace in 1:51.4 on Friday (October 2) on

Fancy Desire Scores First Seasonal Win

October 2, 2015:

Fancy Desire, a four-year-old pacing mare who had won the $300,000 Lynch Final on June 28 of last year at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono but who had fallen on hard times since, seemed to relish the rain, 48-degree chill and sloppy track offered at The Downs Friday and won the $24,000 distaff pacing feature in on

Super Soph Takes Saratoga Feature

October 2, 2015:

Super Soph set a lifetime mark while wiring the field in the $17,900 Winners Over Pace for fillies and mares on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and on

Always B Miki To Debut At Hoosier

October 2, 2015:

Three Indiana Sires Stakes eliminations for the aged pacing divisions will highlight the 14-race card slated for Saturday, October 3 at Hoosier Park Racing & on

Inittowinafortune Wins Yonkers Open

October 2, 2015:

Second choice Inittowinafortune (Dan Dube) held off 7-5 Skippin By (George Brennan) in two-speed number Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s soggy, $48,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap on

Toddler Tantrum Upsets In 'Keystone'

October 2, 2015:

Dismissed at 37-1, Toddler Tantrum blew up the toteboard Friday at The Meadows when he roared by the favourite in the lane to capture a Keystone Classic division at The on

Cree Triumphs In Green Acres Final

October 2, 2015:

Cree overcame heavy rain and a sloppy track to win the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres Final for two-year-old trotting fillies on Friday, October 2 at Freehold on

Purse Increase, New Post At Hoosier

October 2, 2015:

Building upon the successes of the 2015 harness racing meet, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a series of enhancements to the remainder of its 2015 on

Year-Round Racing At Mohawk?

October 2, 2015:

Many horsepeople that race on the Woodbine Entertainment Group’s harness racing circuit have been clamouring for years for WEG Standardbred racing to only take place at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville and not at Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ont. According to a report, they may be getting their on

Ole Bach Passes; Arrangements Set

October 2, 2015:

A spokesman for the Fayette County (Kentucky) Coronor’s office has confirmed the death of Ole Bach, 57, following a motor vehicle accident Thursday night (Oct. 1) on Red Mile Road in on

Sophomore Stakes Set For Century

October 2, 2015:

This weekend Century Downs will have the top three-year-old pacers on display with the ASHA Stakes for set for Saturday and on

Weekend Of Stakes Action At Red Shores

October 2, 2015:

Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park and Summerside Raceway will play host to some of the biggest stakes stars in the region this on

Batavia Steps Up For Hanners Family

October 2, 2015:

On Wednesday, September 30, Batavia Downs held a fundraiser to help support the family of driver Brad Hanners, who passed away on September 15 at the Ohio State University James Cancer Center at the age of on

Kane Memorial Set For Saturday

October 2, 2015:

Possibly the finest overall field of Open pacers to ever set hoof on the Batavia Downs racing surface will come together for the 13th annual Robert J. Kane Memorial Pace on Saturday night (October 3) on

Pompano Meet To Kick Off Sunday

October 2, 2015:

Pompano Park will kick off its 52nd season of live harness racing on Sunday, October 4, the first of 126 racing on

Delaware Stakes On Tap For Monday

October 2, 2015:

Assuming Hurricane Joaquin continues on its projected path east of the Mid-Atlantic, the first two-year-old stakes of the year for Delaware-sired horses will get underway Monday (October 5) at Harrington on

Trotoberfest Meet & Greet Rescheduled

October 2, 2015:

Due to inclement weather, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has announced that it has rescheduled its Trotoberfest Meet and on

Atlantic Aged Mares Series Final Set

October 1, 2015:

All of the preliminary legs are now in the books, and the $16,517 final of the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series is all set for this Sunday (October 4) at Red Shores’ Summerside on

Health Certificate Endorsement Notice

October 1, 2015:

A notice to members that the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has recently made a change to its endorsement of health certificates at border on

Crash Turns Out Great For Horses

October 1, 2015:

The news is typically pretty hard to read when the words ‘horse,’ ‘truck’ and ‘crash’ are all used in the same story. Although, a curious item has hit the mainstream press this week, and it has made for a fantastic story for the horses on

Changes To Mohawk Qualifying Schedule

October 1, 2015:

Officials in the race office at Mohawk Racetrack would like to advise horsepeople of changes to the track’s qualifying on

The Europeans Have Landed!

October 1, 2015:

Yonkers Raceway’s $1-million International Trot is just nine days away, and the seven European entrants – plus the returning Creatine – have landed, with nary a word about the in-flight on

October’s Calendar Photographer

October 1, 2015:

"I once read a quote somewhere to watch what a person photographs because that is what they are most afraid of losing -- and it's true." on

Habitat Sold

October 1, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that 2014 O'Brien Award winner Habitat has been on

Race Rewind: Niatross Breaks 1:50

October 1, 2015:

On October 1, 1980, the harness racing world focused on The Red Mile where pacing phenom Niatross would attempt to become the fastest pacer of on

Grand River Meet Sees Handle Increase

September 30, 2015:

Grand River Raceway wrapped up its 12th live harness racing season on September on

Updated: Richard ‘Nellie’ Wright Passes

September 30, 2015:

Well respected horseman and longtime tack shop owner Richard ‘Nellie’ Wright passed away during the morning hours of Wednesday, September 30. He was in his 87th year. Wright's family has provided an update, as they have announced details for a celebration of life, which will be held this coming on

Keeneland To Sponsor Innovators’ Circle

October 1, 2015:

The Race Track Industry Program is pleased to announce Keeneland Association’s sponsorship of this year’s Innovators’ Circle, which will take place on Wednesday, December 9 at the Global Symposium on Racing & on

The Black Book 2 Is Now Online

October 1, 2015:

The 2015 edition of The Black Book 2 can now be found on Standardbred Horse Sales Company's on

Kimelman Joins Preferred Equine

October 1, 2015:

Preferred Equine Marketing, Inc. has announced the addition of Mike Kimelman to its sales on

Atlantic Families Selected As Honourees

September 30, 2015:

Four Atlantic Canadian harness racing families will be recognized for their significant contributions to the industry during the Atlantic Breeders Crown on Thanksgiving on

International Trot Drivers Announced

September 30, 2015:

Answering the burning International Trot question, 'Who’s driving whom?,' Yonkers Raceway has announced the roster of 10 drivers scheduled to compete in the million-dollar event, set for Saturday afternoon, October on

Track Official Facing Wire Fraud Charge

September 30, 2015:

It has been announced that a racetrack official has agreed to plead guilty to a wire fraud charge in relation to having accepted money and other forms of kickbacks in exchange for privileged racing on

Barona Lilac’s Win-Win Endeavour

September 30, 2015:

Barona Lilac has been riding a high in the last few months at Truro Raceway. Her seven-race win streak has been one of the many talking points in Atlantic Canada’s racing industry. CTV News Atlantic has taken notice and has also helped shed some light on the ‘Cheering For Charity’ program, which is seeing local charities benefit from the mare’s success, as on

Pick 8 Contest Winners Announced

September 30, 2015:

Congratulations to the winners of the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Pick 8 Online Handicapping Contest presented in cooperation with the Ontario Sires Stakes and featuring $500 in prize on

Mohawk Posts Handle Increases

September 30, 2015:

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced wagering numbers were up for the 2015 Mohawk Standardbred meet, which concluded on Tuesday, September on

Maywood/Balmoral Dark In 2016?

September 29, 2015:

According to a report Tuesday on the Illinois Horsemen’s website, Hawthorne Race Course will be the only track in Illinois to offer Standardbred racing in on

Presenting 45 Ideas In 45 Minutes

September 29, 2015:

Continuing with the theme of innovation at the 2015 Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming, the Race Track Industry Program will kick off the event on Tuesday morning, December 8, with a session titled 45 Ideas in 45 on

Last Call – ID Technician In Eastern Ont.

September 29, 2015:

SC Identification Technicians Eddy Vanderveer and Bruce Redmond will be making a trip east of Hwy 400 for the last time this year to identify any horses needing freeze on

Saturday Exhibition Park Card Cancelled

September 29, 2015:

Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick have announced that the organization has cancelled the race card that was scheduled for this Saturday (October 3) at Exhibition Park Raceway, however, the race card scheduled for Monday, October 12 will be proceeding and will carry a 1 p.m. first-race post on

Clouthier Back In The Race

September 29, 2015:

Longtime harness racing industry participant and politician Hector Clouthier is once again running as an independent candidate in his home riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke for Canada's federal election set for October on

Update: Ellamony Field Set

September 28, 2015:

The field for this Saturday's $100,000 Ellamony Stakes at Flamboro Downs is now filled with a number of harness racing's top older pacing mares confirmed to on

SC Rewind: Hockey & Horses I

September 26, 2015:

With the new NHL regular season just around the corner, Robert Smith offers up a reminiscence about that sport's earlier years in this week's Rewind. He also lists off a sampling of the many individuals who have combined hockey and harness racing in a variety of on

Rideau Purse Plan Accepted

September 25, 2015:

On Friday, September 25, the Ontario Racing Commission announced that it has ruled in favour of Rideau Carleton Raceway’s proposed plan to utilize the Quinte Raceway Horsepersons’ money (Quinte Trust Funds) to augment overnight purses at Rideau over the course of the next two on

Canadian Yearling Sale Analysis

September 22, 2015:

Feedback on the 2015 Canadian Yearling Sale has been overwhelmingly positive in the wake of a nearly 70 per cent sale increase and the highest overall yearling average in 15 on

Progress On Integration In Ontario

September 21, 2015:

The Board of Directors at the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) feel some optimism that progress is being made after meeting with two government agencies tasked with integrating horse racing into the Province’s overall gaming on

Canadian Yearling Sale Average Jumps

September 20, 2015:

The 2015 Canadian Yearling Sale posted a solid 69.4 per cent increase in its average sale price over last year's on

Quebec Mare Residency Program Details

September 8, 2015:

The QJC is pleased to contract the services of Standardbred Canada to provide bilingual service to breeders that wish to enroll their mares in the Quebec Mare Residency Program. Registration fees for mares shall be sent directly to Standardbred Canada and will be processed at their head office in Mississauga, Ont. on behalf of on

World Trotting Conference To PEI In 2017

August 11, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that the 2017 World Trotting Conference will be held in Charlottetown, P.E.I. from August 13-20, on

Breeders: Fill Out Foal Location Report

July 27, 2015:

Breeders, if you have any foals born in 2015, Standardbred Canada is asking you to please complete the Foal Location Report, which is a form that can be completed for free on

Send Us Your Email And Go Paperless!

May 25, 2015:

In our continued effort to support environmentally-friendly benefits to members, Standardbred Canada is now providing a paperless billing on

Are You Ready To Race?

May 22, 2015:

Do you have a two-year-old that will be qualifying soon, or do you have a horse that will be qualifying for the first time this year? Do you have your paperwork in order? on

Ontario Horse Racing Coverage

March 21, 2012:

Trot Insider has gathered all of the news stories regarding the Ontario horse racing industry's transition from the Slots-At-Racetracks program (SARP) on

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