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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 oval....read 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 Bali....read 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 Park....read 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 Raceway....read 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 Downs....read 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 mark....read 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 done....read 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 victory....read 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 horses....read 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 $2,460.60....read 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 online....read 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 results....read 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 & Casino....read 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 program....read 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 Downs....read on

Hoerdt Hits Northlands Grand Slam

October 22, 2017:

Trainer-driver Kelly Hoerdt conditioned and piloted four winners on the 10-race program at Northlands Park on Saturday, October 21....read on

Pappy Go Go Now 12-For-12

October 22, 2017:

Pappy Go Go demolished his rivals, remaining undefeated in 12 starts this season when winning his Maritime Breeder's Final Saturday, October 21 at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Surrealist Superb In Governor's Cup

October 21, 2017:

The king of Nova Scotia ruled once again as veteran standout Surrealist notched his 70th lifetime win in Saturday's $5,000 Governor's Cup Series Final at Northside Downs....read on

Home N Dry Wins Yonkers Fearture

October 22, 2017:

Home N Dry won his second event in five nights when winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Open Handicap Trot on Saturday, October 21....read on

Kamal Memorial Prelims Contested

October 22, 2017:

Leg two of the Gary Kamal Memorial Pacing Series took place on Saturday, October 21 at Saratoga Casino Hotel, with three $10,000 divisions on the program....read on

Scott Rocks Best At Pocono

October 21, 2017:

Scott Rocks reclaimed the lead approaching the second turn, then held off a first-over bid from Maxdaddy Blue Chip to take the $25,000 Winners-Over Handicap Pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:49.4 on Saturday, October 21....read on

K Ryan Bluechip Wins At Dayton

October 21, 2017:

K Ryan Bluechip held off all subsequent challenges and persevered to win the $18,500 Open Pace in 1:51.2 on Saturday, October 21 at Hollywood Dayton Raceway....read on

Rock Fame Takes Batavia Open

October 21, 2017:

Rock Fame, off a lifetime-best mile the week prior, capitalized on a perfect trip to win the $10,500 Open Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday, October 21....read on

Dreams Beachboy Wins Vernon Feature

October 21, 2017:

Dreams Beachboy won the $9,000 featured pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday, October 21....read on

Three Straight For Stride Of Pride

October 21, 2017:

Stride Of Pride captured his third straight win, this one as impressive as the previous two, in Saturday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read 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 Montreal....read 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 action....read on

Outlaw Fireball Sweeps Alberta Finals

October 21, 2017:

Reigning divisional champion Outlaw Fireball completed a sweep of the Alberta Sires Stakes finals for three-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night (October 20) at Northlands Park as she held off the late-closing Outlaw Imahotvixen at the wire in the Marquis leg....read on

Veterans' Classic Night A Success

October 20, 2017:

Saulsbrook Peach captured inaugural Veterans Classic Pace – part of the first ever Veterans’ Classic night held on Friday, Oct. 20 at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read 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."...read 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 63....read 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 Finals...read 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 89....read 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 experience....read 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 priority....read 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 Trot....read 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 cancelled....read 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 Ontario....read on

Equine Guelph To Offer Online Course

October 18, 2017:

Equine Guelph announces the free offering of the new ‘Gut Health & Colic Prevention’ online course to the first 50 grooms and trainers to register from each racing sector in Ontario: Standardbred, Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing....read 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 partnership....read 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 29....read 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 year....read 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.”...read 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?"....read 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 racing....read 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’ theme....read 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 Kennedy....read 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 Sale....read 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 auction....read 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 proposals....read 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 understatement....read 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 meet....read 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)....read 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 season....read on

Last Call For Calendar Submissions

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!...read 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 proposals....read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program

September 6, 2017:

The 2017 Enrollment forms for the Quebec Mare Residency Program are now available....read 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 announced....read 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?...read on


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