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'Percy' Proves Moore Right

October 19, 2017:

One year ago this time, Dr. Ian Moore had a decision to make on a yearling from a family he'd had success with in the past. His $110,000 commitment to 2016 yearling Percy Bluechip has paid off handsomely with his first OSS Super Final and a solid chance for his first Breeders Crown trophy....read on

Walter Case Discusses His Return

October 19, 2017:

The last time Walter Case Jr. drove in a pari-mutuel horse race was during the fall of 2008. Although he is almost a full decade removed from that comeback, the polarizing pilot has been listed on multiple horses for this coming weekend’s cards of racing....read on

Eagle Jolt Wins Red Shores Feature

October 19, 2017:

Eagle Jolt contributed to what has become a common night for P.E.I.'s top trainer-driver during the Thursday evening card at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Billings Scores For Yarock, Glasser

October 19, 2017:

A pair of Davids were victorious in short field East Region Billings trots at Yonkers Raceway on Thursday night....read on

Harrington Titles To Kirby, Malone

October 19, 2017:

Harrington Raceway completed its 71st season of live harness racing Thursday with a 13-race program....read on

Five Straight For A Nashty Business

October 19, 2017:

A Nashty Business rolled into Plainridge Park last week from a multi-track sojourn that included three wins in two countries. He continued the streak at The Ridge in his track debut and returned to defend it this week in the top class and came away with his fifth straight win, taking the $14,000 Open Handicap Trot on Thursday afternoon....read on

Amateur Scores For Schwartz, Lee

October 19, 2017:

In a week inundated with races for amateur drivers, Monticello Raceway, for the second consecutive day, programmed two amateur events on the afternoon card of October 18 after showcasing two on the previous days program....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

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

The Thrill Of The Breeders Crown

October 19, 2017:

“It’s pretty exciting (having a horse racing in the Breeders Crown). Just to be part of it, to have a horse that’s even considered good enough to put in the entry box, is the first thing. You sit and watch it on TV year after year and to have one that’s good enough to think about putting in is pretty cool."...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

Team Effort Helping Hoosier Rise

October 19, 2017:

“Economic impact studies show that racing has a value of over a billion dollars a year to the Indiana state economy, and that’s an important responsibility on our part to make sure that we treat racing with the respect it deserves.”...read on

Mohawk Per-Race Handle Rises

October 19, 2017:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced that per-race handle for the recently concluded meet at Mohawk Racetrack was up eight per cent....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

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

Allan McCarty Passes

October 19, 2017:

Western New York Horseman Allan McCarty passed away on Monday, October 16 at the age of 67....read on

Many Events Leading Up To The ‘Crown’

October 19, 2017:

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will kick off the 2017 Breeders Crown with a full week of events leading up to the championship races on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28....read on

So Not Cool Dominates At Flamboro

October 18, 2017:

Awesome Acres Standardbreds’ So Not Cool ($3.40) turned in a dominant pillar-to-post performance in the featured $9,000 upper-level trot on Wednesday evening (October 18) at Flamboro Downs....read on

Key Hopes For More Crown Success

October 18, 2017:

Bob Key has been a longtime participant in the Breeders Crown and an ardent supporter of the Grand Circuit. He knows what it takes to win at the sport’s top level and appreciates the opportunities for success....read on

Friendship Competition To New Zealand

October 19, 2017:

It’s all over except for the shouting. It was the Kiwis that were the loudest after having trounced the home team in the recently completed USA vs. New Zealand amateur driving friendship competition....read on

Roll With Joe Progeny Excel At Vernon

October 18, 2017:

Of the four $45,000 New York Excelsior Series finals for pacers on Wednesday night (October 18) at Vernon Downs, three were won by offspring of Roll With Joe....read on

Exotic Beach Powers Away At Batavia

October 18, 2017:

Without even a moment of doubt in the mile, Exotic Beach overpowered her five rivals to jog home with authority in the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (October 18)....read on

Wind Of The North Stalks, Pounces

October 18, 2017:

Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's Wind Of The North ($4.40, Victor Kirby) was a 1:56.1 winner in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday (October 18) at Harrington Raceway....read on

Tamarind Sails To Meadows Victory

October 18, 2017:

Tamarind zipped to the front from post seven and never had an anxious moment as he rolled to victory in Wednesday’s (October 18) $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot....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

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

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

Final Woodbine Meet Starts Thursday

October 18, 2017:

Live harness racing will return to Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday, October 17 for the track’s 2017-18 fall-winter meet....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

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

Veterans’ Classic Night This Friday

October 18, 2017:

Officials from The Raceway at Western Fair District have informed Trot Insider that the track will be hosting its first-ever Veterans’ Classic Night this Friday (October 20) at The Raceway....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

Guilty Plea In Deadly Barn Fire

October 18, 2017:

A man has pled guilty to setting a fire at a barn that killed 13 horses this past April....read on

Eagle Jolt To Command Rail In Feature

October 18, 2017:

Early position will be key in the Thursday evening (October 19) feature at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Juravinski Inducted To Hamilton Hall

October 18, 2017:

Canadian Standardbred industry icon Charles ‘Charlie’ Juravinski, the philanthropic founder of Flamboro Downs, was inducted into the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday (October 17)....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

Breeders Crown’s Male Elims Set

October 17, 2017:

Breeders Crown eliminations for male pacers and trotters will be held Saturday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, with harness racing’s No. 1-ranked star, Fear The Dragon, leading the way....read on

Breeders Crown's Female Elims Set

October 17, 2017:

Four previous champions will be in action this Friday, as the road to this year’s Breeders Crown finals will begin with eliminations for female trotters and pacers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino....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

October 17, 2017:

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

Breeders Crown Attracts 166 Entries

October 17, 2017:

The Breeders Crown events at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino have attracted 166 entries for the $6 million championship finals on Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28....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

Mohawk Meet Wraps Up

October 17, 2017:

The 54th season of live racing at Mohawk Racetrack came to a close Monday evening with a 10-race card taking place....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

Four Supplemented To Breeders Crown

October 16, 2017:

The connections of four of the top horses in their divisions have supplemented to their Breeders Crown events at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on October 28....read on

Meeting For Rideau Racing Community

October 16, 2017:

Details of an information meeting for the Rideau Carleton Raceway racing community have been announced....read on

Optimism For Additional Kawartha Dates

October 16, 2017:

Officials with Kawartha Downs have applied for the track to host 40 race dates in 2018 – more than double the amount of dates that the track conducted this year. The deadline for feedback on the application was this past Friday, but some local horsepeople have let their feelings about the application be known....read on

Donald Fines Passes

October 16, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime horseman Donald Fines passed away this past weekend....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

London Selected Day One Complete

October 14, 2017:

Silas Seelster fetched the highest price during the opening session of the 2017 London Selected Yearling Sale....read on

SC Rewind: When Horse Was King

October 14, 2017:

This week's Rewind is a bit different from the usual; it's all about horses but with less to do with actual harness racing. Robert has penned a mainly pictorial piece that shows a wide variety of horse types that once provided our forefathers with a wide range of services....read on

Fall 2017 'Race Line' Available

October 13, 2017:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) have published the Fall 2017 issue of the Race Line newsletter....read on

Reunion A Roaring Success

October 13, 2017:

It was standing room only for the overflow gathering of over 300 harness folk, who converged on the Mohawk Inn and Convention Centre in Campbellville, Ont. for an evening that will long be remembered by the participants of the industry's golden age of harness racing in Ontario....read on

Government Witnesses Examined

October 11, 2017:

Examinations have begun in the lawsuit launched by a group of Standardbred breeders against the Government of Ontario, and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

Apply To Join The OR Equine Health And Welfare Advisory Council

October 11, 2017:

Ontario Racing is inviting racing participants to apply as a volunteer member to its new Equine Health and Welfare Advisory Council....read on

Ontario Racing Pleased With Queen’s Park Reception

October 11, 2017:

Ontario Racing has commented on its second annual Horse Racing Industry Reception at Queen’s Park, which took place on September 26....read on

Officiating Working Group Summary

October 10, 2017:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release its Summary Report of the work performed by the Officiating Working Group over the last four months....read on

Huntsville Injured, Retired

October 10, 2017:

World Champion and 2016 Dan Patch award winner Huntsville sustained an injury while training for the Tattersalls Pace and has been retired....read on

Filion Purchase Turns Heads

October 10, 2017:

Hall-of-fame horseman Yves Filion usually isn't a high roller at yearling auctions, so seeing his name attached to a $140,000 (U.S.) purchase at the Lexington Select sale raised a few eyebrows....read on

Rare Air For Wiggle It Jiggleit

October 9, 2017:

Despite not competing this year, the name and image of popular pacer Wiggle It Jiggleit continues to make headlines and appear both on and off the racetrack....read on

Rideau Joins Standardbred Alliance

October 6, 2017:

The Standardbred Alliance is pleased to announce Rideau Carleton Raceway has joined the Ontario racetrack association....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

Interest In Ontario Yearlings High

October 3, 2017:

Proven sires and newcomers are keeping interest in Ontario yearlings high, as yearling sale season swings into high gear. The first session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale takes place today (Tuesday, October 3)....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

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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