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Updated: Gordon Rumpel Passes
December 9, 2014

After a brave fight against cancer, longtime Standardbred owner and friend to harness racing Gordon Rumpel of Calgary, Alta. passed away on Monday, December 8 at the age of 85.

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Campaign Kicks Off Saturday
December 9, 2014

Because the mission of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) is unique, it is providing full care for 198 Standardbreds, 125 unattractive to adopters due to age or injury.

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Win O’Brien Menu Taste Testing
December 9, 2014

Do you consider yourself a food aficionado? Do you love to try out new restaurants, watch the Food Channel obsessively, dream about making new dishes for the family and consider the kitchen your most favourite room in the house?

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Handicapping Contest Announced
December 9, 2014

Hanover Raceway Simulcast has announced that it has joined forces with the Woodbine Entertainment Group, Hanover Raceway Slots and HDTV in Walkerton to host a winter handicapping contest.

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Jeff Remy Passes
December 9, 2014

Well known Ohio horseman Jeffrey Alan Remy, 65, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away suddenly at his residence on December 4 due to complications from diabetes.

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George Raymond Passes
December 9, 2014

George Raymond, 81, of Mason, Michigan, passed away on November 8 after a short hospitalization.

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Robert ‘Bob’ Botsch Passes
December 9, 2014

Horseman Robert E. ‘Bob’ Botsch, 81, of Garrisons Lake, south of Smyrna, Del., passed away on December 1.

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Florian Rivest Passes
December 8, 2014

Trot Insider has learned that on Saturday, December 6, well known Standardbred owner and trainer Florian Rivest, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Hamilton General Hospital.

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Monticello Cancels Tuesday Card
December 8, 2014

Due to the impending snow predicted for the Catskill region in southeastern New York State, officials from Monticello Raceway have announced that the track is cancelling its Tuesday (December 9) racing program.

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Carryovers, Guaranteed Pools Monday At Pompano
December 8, 2014

A trio of carryovers, and a trio of guaranteed pools will greet patrons on Monday evening at Pompano Park.

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Fan Club Contest Updates
December 6, 2014

I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club members based in Nova Scotia came out on top in two recent handicapping contests.

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Meadowlands Revises Draw Schedule
December 6, 2014

The Meadowlands Racetrack has announced its holiday draw schedule, which will take effect this week.

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Update: 2015 Race Date Schedule Issued
December 5, 2014

On Friday, December 5, the Ontario Racing Commission sent out a notice to the industry in regard to the 2015 schedule of race dates.

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Meadowlands To Host Veterans Saturday
December 5, 2014

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have announced that the track will host more than 130 military veterans for a special night at the races on Saturday, December 6.

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Fraser Downs Cancels
December 5, 2014

Officials with Harness Racing BC have announced that Fraser Downs' scheduled card of live racing for tonight (Friday, December 5) has been cancelled.

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Closing Weekend At Batavia
December 5, 2014

The curtain comes down on another racing season at Batavia Downs this Saturday night (December 6), but the three remaining cards truly offer something for everyone.

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Christmas Spirit In BC
December 5, 2014

Christmas is less than three weeks away, and one horseman in particular has already got into the Christmas spirit.

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Railbird Recognition Voting Details
December 5, 2014

The United States Harness Writers Association, in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association, are looking for fans of harness racing to express their opinions by voting for their favourite horseperson and racing moment of the year in the sixth annual Railbird Recognition Awards.

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Kirschenbaum Series Action Sunday
December 5, 2014

Sunday’s program at Cal Expo features the Alan Kirschenbaum Series consolation and a $10,000 California Sire Stakes event for three-year-old pacing fillies.

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Best Of The Maritimes To Battle
December 5, 2014

It is a race fit to be a Maritime free-for-all. The Saturday afternoon feature at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park is loaded with firepower.

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Select Mixed Sale Closes Monday
December 4, 2014

Those planning to enter horses for the January Select Mixed Sale at The Meadowlands should do so by Monday, Dec. 8 in order to be included in the main catalogue, according to sale manager David Reid.

Entries submitted after Monday, until cut-off time, will go in the sale supplement.

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Muscle Hill Book Full, Closed
December 4, 2014

Southwind Farms, the manager of the Muscle Hill Syndicate, has announced that the book for the 2015 breeding season is now full and closed. Muscle Hill will once again stand at Marion Farms, located in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

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Commission Issues Rulings
December 4, 2014

On Thursday, December 4, the Ontario Racing Commission released the results of its recent rulings in regard to licencees Dan Creighton and James Ritchie.

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New Vocations Seeks Breedings
December 4, 2014

Officials with the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has announced that the organization is currently seeking stallion seasons for its 17th annual stallion auction that will be held February 9-13.

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Running Book To Stand In Ohio
December 4, 2014

Curran Racing, LLC, of Red Hook, N.Y., has announced that Running Book p,3,1:48.4 ($659,335), by Real Desire out of the Big Towner mare Open Book, will be standing his first season in 2015 at Abby Stables in Sugarcreek, Ohio.

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Pompano Unveils 18 Late Closers
December 4, 2014

With winter ‘officially’ set to start on the calendar in just a couple of weeks and ‘unofficially’ here already in much of the country, Pompano Park has announced that it has approximately 60 stalls available as its 2014-2015 season moves into high gear.

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Angus MacKenzie Passes
December 4, 2014

It is with saddened hearts that the family of Angus Fraser MacKenzie, of Port Morien, announce his passing at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, on Tuesday, December 2 following complications from major surgery.

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Inaugural Pompano Tuesday A Success
December 3, 2014

Tuesday nights had been missing from the racing calendar in south Florida for a couple of seasons, but fans responded with a flurry with its return to the schedule.

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Banquet Ticket Deadline Saturday
December 3, 2014

It's only a week until the annual PEIHRIA and Matinee Awards Banquet and tickets must be reserved by this coming Saturday (December 6).

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Atlantic Canada Stallion Registration
December 3, 2014

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association is now accepting stallion registrations for the 2015 breeding season.

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‘Standardbred Old Friends’ In Ontario
December 3, 2014

If you’re looking for that perfect Christmas gift for your Standardbred family or friends, look no further than the beautiful hard cover book ‘Standardbred Old Friends’ by Ellen Harvey and Barbara Livingston.

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2015 HIP Program Forms And Deadlines
December 2, 2014

On Tuesday, December 2, the Ontario Racing Commission sent out a release regarding forms and deadlines for the 2015 Standardbred Improvement Program.

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Living Hall Of Fame Ballots In The Mail
December 2, 2014

Ballots for the 2015 inductees to the Living Horse Hall of Fame are in the mail. There is less than a month in which to vote.

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Pick 5 Kicks Off Pompano Tuesday
December 2, 2014

Despite a very 'formful' Pick 5 sequence on Monday (December 2) at Pompano Park, the wager eluded the betting public, creating a $1,592 carryover into the inaugural Tuesday evening program of the season.

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SBOANJ Update On Thors Situation
December 2, 2014

On Tuesday, December 2, the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey issued a release in regard to Monica Thors.

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Qualifying, Training Moving To Woodbine
December 2, 2014

The Woodbine Entertainment Group is advising horsepeople that this Friday will be the last qualifying session at Mohawk Racetrack before qualifiers move to Woodbine Racetrack.

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Camcracker Passes
December 2, 2014

Owner Aubrey Friedman has informed Trot Insider that Camcracker, the millionaire son of Cambest that was standing at stud in Alberta, has passed away at the age of 18.

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2014 O'Brien Award Votes Due
December 2, 2014

Whether you're a fan or an official voter, today is the final day to vote on the 2014 O'Brien Awards.

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Gary Deveney Sr. Passes
December 2, 2014

Gary Deveney Sr. of Brantford, Ont., passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 27, 2014, at the age of 67.

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Super Hi-5 Carryover At Western Fair
December 2, 2014

There are 15,000 reasons for fans to keep their eyes on The Raceway at Western Fair District this evening (Tuesday, December 2).

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Monticello Qualifiers Postponed
December 2, 2014

Officials with Monticello Raceway have announced that the qualifying session that had been scheduled for Wednesday, December 3 has been postponed.

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Details For McEachern Tournament
December 2, 2014

Details have been released for the ninth annual Chase McEachern Memorial Hockey for Heart Tournament.

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Gerald Girling Passes
December 2, 2014

Longtime horseman Gerald Girling of Rodney, Ont. passed away on November 29 after a brief illness. He was 68. At home, with his family by his side, Girling answered the call to the post for the final time.

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O'Brien Voting Starts Tuesday
December 1, 2014

Ballots for this year’s O’Brien Awards will go out to voters on Tuesday, December 2, and for the second consecutive year, fans and SC members will be able to participate in the O’Brien voting.

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Equity Retired After Monday Tilt
December 1, 2014

Trot Insider has learned that the fans of veteran trotter Equity that tuned into Woodbine Racetrack's card of racing on Monday (December 1) watched the veteran eight-year-old race for the final time in his career.

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SBOANJ Statement On Thors
December 1, 2014

On Monday, December 1, the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey issued a release in regard to Monica Thors.

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Ed Quinn Passes
December 1, 2014

Horseman Ebbert L. ‘Ed’ Quinn, 84, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on November 27 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

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RRSPs Due Today
December 1, 2014

Standardbred industry participants wishing to contribute to their group RRSP must do so today. Contributions must be received in the Ontario Harness Horse Association office today (Monday, December 1). Postmarks will not be considered.

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Fantasy Stable Nears Completion
December 1, 2014

There is only one month left in the 2014 Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable, with the leader having just celebrated a milestone victory on the track this past weekend.

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Eagle Luck Exported
December 1, 2014

Trot Insider has learned that hard-hitting pacer Eagle Luck p,2,1:54s, 3,1:50f, 1:48.3-1:51.1h ($1,271,160) has been exported and will be standing stud overseas.

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