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Executive Changes At Northfield Park
February 18, 2013

Officials at Northfield Park announced Monday it has new duties for two of its key executives.

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Red Shores Summerside Closure
February 18, 2013

Officials from Red Shores Summerside would like to notify fans and horsemen the facility will be closed Monday until 5 p.m.

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USHWA To Offer Clyde Hirt Workshop
February 18, 2013

Lia Eustachewich attended the Clyde Hirt Journalism Workshop six years ago, but its impact continues to this day.

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SC Office Closure Notice
February 15, 2013

Please be aware that Standardbred Canada's main office in Mississauga, Ont. will be closed on Monday, February 18 in observance of Family Day.

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Yankee Cruiser Added To Breeding Auction
February 15, 2013

The Harness Racing Museum wants to remind all breeders that bids for the Hall of Fame’s breeding auction must be postmarked by Saturday, February 16.

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Qualifier Schedule Set For Harrah’s Philly
February 14, 2013

Horsemen are to be advised that Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack will hold pre-meet qualifiers on March 1 (Friday) and March 5 (Tuesday) mornings, with first post at 10:00 a.m. each day. Entries will be accepted the day prior on both occasions, with the box scheduled to close at 11:00 a.m.

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2013 Winter Warm-Up Handicapping Contest Online
February 14, 2013

Take a break from shoveling snow and the sub-zero temperatures and try your luck in the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s first handicapping challenge of 2013, the second annual Winter Warm-Up Handicapping Contest.

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Payments Due For Adios, Other Meadows Stakes
February 14, 2013

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino wishes to remind horse owners, trainers and staking services that sustaining payments for multiple stakes events are coming due.

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Documentary Offers Valentine's Greeting
February 14, 2013

The staff and participants of the harness racing documentary "I Am, A Harness Racing Horse" have posted a special Valentine's Day video greeting.

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Pick 5 Carryover Friday At Cal Expo
February 13, 2013

There were no winning tickets last Saturday evening in the Pick 5, the result being an $8,533 carryover into Friday’s Pick 5, which will now feature a $40,000-guaranteed gross pool, and offers a reduced 16 per cent takeout rate.

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Pelletier Handed Huge Suspension, Fine
February 13, 2013

On Wednesday, February 13, the Ontario Racing Commission announced via a notice to the industry that licensee Bertrand Pelletier is immediately under suspension and is facing a 14-year suspension and

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Notice On Flamboro Qualifiers
February 13, 2013

Officials with Flamboro Downs made the decision on Wednesday, February 13 to cancel its scheduled qualifying session.

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Stakes Payments Due February 15
February 13, 2013

Trot Insider has compiled all of the stakes-payment announcements in relation to the February 15 nomination and sustaining deadline. Also, below the payment notices, Trot Insider has listed a few important notices that will bring some clarity to many questions horsepeople may have due to uncertainty in the industry over the past couple of months.

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Updated: Marvin Walker Passes
February 13, 2013

Montreal racehorse owner Marvin Walker, who passed earlier this week at age 84, is best remembered in the Quebec racing industry for a race he didn’t win.

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Balmoral And Maywood Stakes Payments Due
February 13, 2013

Balmoral and Maywood Park would like to remind horsemen that nomination payments are due on February15 for several big three-year-old stakes events and the American National Aged Stakes.

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February Payments For All Hambletonian Society-Serviced Stakes Due
February 13, 2013

The initial payment deadline for eligibility to more than 129 stakes events, headlined by the return of heat racing in the $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack and $6 million Breeders Crown events at Pocono Downs is fast approaching. The $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks will be raced with eliminations a week before the final.

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OHRIA: Help Hamilton Councillors Stand Up For Flamboro
February 13, 2013

In a letter issued Tuesday night, OHRIA President Sue Leslie echoed the calls of Hamilton city councillors to show support for expanded gaming at Flamboro Downs.

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Winter Warm-Up Handicapping Contest
February 12, 2013

Take a break from shoveling snow and the sub-zero temperatures and try your luck in the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s first handicapping challenge of 2013, the second annual Winter Warm-Up Handicapping Contest.

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Meadowlands Shifts Qualifiers
February 12, 2013

Due to the snow forecasted for Wednesday night, Meadowlands qualifiers are moved to 10 a.m. Friday morning.

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Hanover Offers 2013 Yearlings Online
February 12, 2013

Jim Simpson, the president of the world's leading breeder Hanover Shoe Farms, has announced that 39 yearlings from Hanover's 2013 crop will be available for online purchase.

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Changes At Forest City Sale
February 12, 2013

The Forest City Sale has announced that Ann Straatman will take on the role of Sale Manager for the 2013 edition of the sale.

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Flamboro Closed For Training
February 12, 2013

The race office at Flamboro Downs advises horsemen that the track will be closed for training on Tuesday, February 12 and Wednesday, February 13.

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Jamrik In A Photo In GRR Tourney
February 11, 2013

Grand River Raceway is approaching the half-way marker in its Winter Wednesdays Handicapping Tournament. Steve Jamrik was the winner of the fourth qualifying round, held on February 6, and the victory came with a little help from his friends.

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Cdn. Breeders Championship Update
February 11, 2013

The Canadian Breeders Championship (CBC) for three-year-old colts and fillies will continue in 2013 with its regular payment schedule.

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Monticello Delays Heritage Series Leg
February 11, 2013

Monticello Raceway has announced it has had to postpone the upcoming 2012 installment of its 'Lady Godiva' stakes race.

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Adjustment To Woodbine Qualifiers
February 11, 2013

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced that it has made an adjustment to its weekly qualifying sessions.

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PA Resident Mare Registrations Due
February 11, 2013

Just as important as a stakes payment for breeders who own Pennsylvania-resident mares: owners of these mares in foal to Pennsylvania-registered stallions who hope to see their 2013 foals eligible to

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James Tuite Passes
February 11, 2013

James J. Tuite, former sports editor of the New York Times and a media liaison for the U.S.

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Last Call For Harrisburg Yearling Sale Entries
February 11, 2013

Standardbred Horse Sales Company would like to remind yearling owners and consignors that the end of the business day on February 15, 2013 is the deadline for entries to its 75th annual Yearling Sale, to be held November 4 – 9, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA.

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OSS Sustaining Payments Due March 15
February 11, 2013

The Ontario Racing Commission announced today that the three-year-old Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) sustaining payment of $700 will be due on March 15, 2013.

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Saturday's Racing Cancellations
February 9, 2013

Trot Insider will be updating the Saturday cancellations notice as announcements come in, with two tracks cancelling live cards as of 10:30 a.m.

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ORC Announces Ont. Registered Stallions
February 8, 2013

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) released the list of registered Ontario stallions for the 2013 breeding season on Friday.

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UPDATED: Friday Racing Cancellations
February 8, 2013

In addition to other racetrack cancellation announcements, all three Ontario tracks racing on Friday night - Flamboro Downs, The Raceway at Western Fair District and Woodbine Racetrack - have announced that they have cancelled their scheduled cards of live racing due to the winter storm that is blanketing southwestern Ontario. Check back with this notice for details, as Trot Insider will be updating it as announcement come in.

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ORC: $30 Million For Ontario's Horse Improvement Program
February 8, 2013

Rod Seiling, Chair of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) announced today that planning and implementation of the 2013 Horse Improvement Program (HIP) is moving forward.

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Shadyshark Hanover Back In Indiana
February 8, 2013

Shadyshark Hanover p,2,1:50.4; 3,1:47.4 ($765,656) has returned to the United States and will be standing at Chapel Ridge Farm in Grabill, Indiana, for the 2013 breeding season.

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SC Office Closed Friday
February 8, 2013

Due to a major winter storm, Standardbred Canada’s main office will be closed on Friday, February 8. However, the majority of services will still be available for members.

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Jamieson To Emcee Fundraiser
February 7, 2013

Canadian driving star Jody Jamieson has been pegged as the special emcee for Anthony MacDonald's upcoming reception to discuss the Progressive Conservative party's plans for Ontario as the province moves towards the next provincial election.

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ASHA Awards Preview
February 7, 2013

Some of the players chime in on the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association’s 2012 Awards, which will be held this Saturday in Edmonton at Northlands Park.

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Delaware GC Payments Due Feb. 15
February 7, 2013

Sustaining payments for the sophomore pacing classics Little Brown Jug and Jugette are due February 15. These payments are for foals of 2010.

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Meadowlands Cancels Friday Card
February 7, 2013

With heavy snow forecasted, the Meadowlands Racetrack is cancelling live racing and simulcasting for Friday, February 8. The first leg of the Junior Trendsetter Series, originally scheduled for Friday’s card is rescheduled for Friday, February 15. Horsemen should note that the card will be redrawn.

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Yonkers Cancels Friday's Card
February 7, 2013

Due to the blizzard preparing to descend upon the greater New York area, Yonkers Raceway has cancelled live racing and all simulcasting for Friday, Feb. 8.

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Flamboro Closed For Training
February 7, 2013

The race office at Flamboro Downs advises horsemen that the track will be closed for training on Friday morning.

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Simcoe, SBOA Payments Due Feb. 15
February 7, 2013

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced that the sustaining payments for the 2013 Simcoe Stakes divisions and SBOA Stakes, which are to be contested at Mohawk Racetrack, are due Friday, February 15.

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WFD Cancels Quallies, Adds New Twist
February 7, 2013

Horsepeople are advised that qualifying races for Friday, February 8 at The Raceway at the Western Fair District have been cancelled due to the heavy snowfall that is being forecasted for overnight Thursday in London, Ont.

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Big M Mobile Cancellation Updates
February 7, 2013

The winter storm forecast in northern New Jersey this weekend presents the possibility of weather related issues for racing at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

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New Vocations Opens New S-Bred Facility
February 7, 2013

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is happy to announce the expansion of its standardbred division to Laurel Haven Farm.

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Updated: Joseph Dewey McLeod Passes
February 7, 2013

Trot Insider has learned that horseman Joseph Dewey McLeod of Arkell, Ont. passed away quietly with family members at his side on Wednesday, February 6 at the age of 78.

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Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame Announces Changes To Eligibility
February 6, 2013

2013 marks a year of change for the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. In an effort to ensure that all horses and people who have made a significant impact on racing in Canada can be honoured by the hall, eligibility criteria have been updated, and two new categories are being introduced.

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Quite A Sensation Euthanized
February 5, 2013

Trot Insider has learned millionaire pacer Quite A Sensation was euthanized February 1 after falling and breaking his hip.

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Monticello Adds February Race Date
February 5, 2013

Monticello Raceway has added Friday, February 8 to its live racing schedule.

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