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Ralph Lake Passes
October 5, 2015

Trot Insider has learned that longtime breeder/owner Ralph Lake has passed away.

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Western Fair Ready To Kick Off Meet
October 5, 2015

Trainer Mark Horner of St Marys, Ont. has said that he and other horsepeople are hoping The Raceway at The Western Fair District’s 2015-16 live racing meet can build on momentum achieved last season when overall and per-race wagering were up nearly 20 per cent.

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Churchill / Saratoga Deal Closes
October 5, 2015

It was announced lat last week that Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) and Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. (SHRI) have completed the previously-announced transaction whereby CDI has acquired a 25 per cent membership interest in Saratoga Casino Holdings, LLC (SCH) for approximately $24.8 million.

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Atlantic Breeders Crown Weekend Events
October 5, 2015

The Atlantic Breeders Crown host committee has announced that a panel session has been added to the Atlantic Breeders Crown Weekend, which runs from October 9 to 11.

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Meadows Pick-4 Guarantee To $10k
October 4, 2015

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has doubled — to $10,000 — the total-pool guarantee for its Monday, Oct. 5 Pick 4 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative.

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Yonkers Beefs Up Pick-5 Pool
October 4, 2015

If you’re a fan of Yonkers Raceway’s Pick 5 wager, good for you. If not, become one…quickly.

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Northfield Guarantees Monday Pick 5 Pool
October 2, 2015

Northfield Park has announced the addition of a $7,500 Pick 5 total pool guarantee to Monday’s (October 5) program.

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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 Raceway.

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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 weekend.

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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 Greet.

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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).

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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 programs.

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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 Lexington.

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Meet My Horse Photo Poll Open
October 2, 2015

'Meet My Horse' was the theme for the 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!....read on

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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 Raceway.

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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 ports.

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Maywood Announces $40K Guaranteed Thursday Pool
October 1, 2015

Maywood Park will kick off its closing weekend in style for players across North America, as it will offer a trio of guaranteed pools on Thursday (October 1).

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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 schedule.

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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 & Gaming.

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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 website.

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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."

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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 weekend.

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Silverhill Shadow Favoured Thursday
September 30, 2015

Silverhill Shadow will be contesting the feature race this Thursday night (October 1) at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park. He will be taking a major class drop in the dash, thus he has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favourite for trainer-driver Terry Gallant.

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Racing Groups To Seed Pick 5 Pool
September 30, 2015

The Standardbred Owners Association of New York has announced that it will contribute $25,000 to the 50-cent Pick 5 pool on International Trot Day (Saturday, October 10) at Yonkers Raceway.

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Health Screenings, Flu Shot Dates Moved
September 30, 2015

It has been announced that the free health screenings and flu shots for New Jersey horsepeople at Gaitway Farms have been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 21.

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NS Annual General Meeting Details
September 30, 2015

Trot Insider has learned that the Nova Scotia Harness Racing Industry Association’s annual general meeting will be held on Friday, October 23.

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Ohio Fairs Championships Thursday
September 30, 2015

Eight Ohio Fairs Championships for two and three-year-old Ohio-bred colt and filly trotters and pacers are set to vie Thursday night (October 1) at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway.

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Yearling Buyers To Get Free Book
September 30, 2015

While the first 108 yearling buyers at the upcoming Lexington Select Yearling Sale may not be able to purchase a son or daughter of the world champion stallion Meadow Skipper, they will get the next best thing – a copy of the newly released book, ‘Meadow Skipper, The Untold Story.’

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Indiana Stallion Registrations Due
September 30, 2015

Officials with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission have announced that registrations for Standardbred stallions that are going to reside in the State of Indiana for the 2016 breeding season (for foals of 2017) are due October 1, 2015.

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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 money.

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Medication Compliance Committees Set
September 30, 2015

The chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) has formally announced the members of the committee recently formed to work with individual commissions to complete the implementation of the ARCI medication reforms.

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Friday Bluegrass Divisions Drawn
September 29, 2015

A trio of divisions has been drawn for the $292,200 Bluegrass two-year-old colt pace and the $243,000 Bluegrass two-year-old filly pace, which are set for this Friday (October 2) at the Red Mile.

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State Treasurer Back In To Go
September 29, 2015

State Treasurer is set to continue his exceptional 2015 stakes season this Friday (October 2), as trainer Dr. Ian Moore has entered the career winner of $1.8 million to tackle some of the industry's top older pacers yet again.

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Autumn Series Noms Due Thursday
September 29, 2015

Officials with the Woodbine Entertainment Group have issued a reminder to horsepeople that nominations to the Ontario Sired Autumn Series close this Thursday (October 1).

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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 Minutes.

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Election Date Set In New York
September 29, 2015

The Standardbred Owners Association of New York has set December 5, 2015 for the election of directors to the SOA Board.

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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 brand.

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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 time.

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Kane Pace Entries Close Wednesday
September 29, 2015

Horsepeople are advised that Batavia Downs will be accepting entries for the $50,000 Robert J. Kane Memorial Pace through Wednesday morning (September 30) at 9 a.m.

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Batavia To Hold Hanners Fundraiser
September 29, 2015

The harness racing community has once again come together at Batavia Downs to help out the family of one of their own.

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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 19.

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Yonkers' Winning Country Trip Giveaway
September 28, 2015

Yonkers Raceway’s million-dollar International Trot features contestants from six countries, one of which a lucky Empire Club member gets to visit.

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Different Horse Auction At Lexington
September 28, 2015

Bidders at the the upcoming Lexington Selected Yearling Sale will have the opportunity to bid on one unusual horse.

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Seelster Yearling Videos Online
September 28, 2015

Seelster Farms announced today that their 2015 yearling videos are now available online.

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MacDonald Launches 'The Stable'
September 28, 2015

In an attempt to bridge the gap between harness racing ownership and potential owners in the general public, horseman Anthony MacDonald has created a virtual stable project designed to increase new owner investment.

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New Email For United States Harness Writers Association
September 28, 2015

The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), harness racing's association of communicators, notes that its current e-mail address will no longer be operative after this Wednesday, September 30.

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More Than Meets The Eye
September 27, 2015

From flying airplanes, to designing computer programs, to sharing his innovative ideas about the future of horse racing, Tom Durand is a horseman, and then some....read on / continuer à lire

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Northfield Guarantees Monday Pick 5
September 26, 2015

Northfield Park has announced the addition of a $12,500 Pick 5 total pool guarantee to Monday’s (September 28) program.

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Mandatory Payout For Jackpot Hi 5
September 25, 2015

When Grand River Raceway wraps up its 2015 live harness racing season on September 30, the popular Jackpot Hi-5 wager will offer a mandatory payout.

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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 years.

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