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Ernest Nock Passes
March 2, 2015

Trot Insider has learned that former Ontario Racing Commission Commissioner Ernest Nock has passed away at the age of 73.

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Monday Freehold Program Cancelled
March 2, 2015

Officials with Freehold Raceway have announced that the New Jersey track has been forced to cancel its scheduled program of racing for Monday, March 2.

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‘Monday Madness’ Kicks Off Tonight
March 2, 2015

After a long cold winter, it's time to get out for a night at the track! Clinton Raceway's ‘Monday Madness’ handicapping contest runs every Monday in the month of March.

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Meadowlands Qualifiers Move To Fridays
February 27, 2015

Beginning with March 6, Meadowlands Racetrack qualifiers will be held on Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. until further notice.

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Meeting Set For New Brunswick
February 27, 2015

Officials with the New Brunswick Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (NBSBOA) have announced a date for the organization's Annual General Meeting.

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Big M Stakes Finals Saturday
February 27, 2015

Saturday night's card of live racing at the Meadowlands Racetrack may look familiar as you flip through the program, but don't be put off by that sense of déjà vu. Half of the card consists of Winter Series finals and a few other stakes, casualties of last Saturday's snow-out that were carried over intact to this weekend.

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‘Ultimate Dance’ Competition Details
February 27, 2015

Officials with Diamond Creek Farm have announced the details surrounding The Ultimate Dance Competition, a competition to name the farm’s first A Rocknroll Dance foal. The contestant that submits the winning name for the filly will win $10,000 in yearling credits.

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Last Call: Hall Of Fame Nominations
February 27, 2015

Is there a horse or person that you think should be added to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2015? Someone who should join such racing icons as Northern Dancer, Somebeachsomewhere, John Campbell, or Sandy Hawley?

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Equine Herpes Warning For Ontario
February 27, 2015

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of a confirmed case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1), in Ontario.

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Tioga Announces Late Closers
February 26, 2015

Officials with Tioga Downs have announced details regarding the track’s 2015 late-closing program for three, four, and five-year-olds, and have also advised horsepeople that stall applications are now available online.

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Saratoga’s 2015 Season Details
February 26, 2015

Looking to continue the trend that has shown increases in all-source handle over each of the last five years, Saratoga Casino and Raceway will open its 74th season of live harness racing on Sunday, March 1.

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Monticello Post Time Change
February 26, 2015

Officials with Monticello Raceway have announced that there will be a post time change coming into effect on Monday, March 1.

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Northfield’s Thursday Pick-5 Guarantee
February 26, 2015

Officials with Northfield Park have announced the addition of a $15,000 Pick-5 total pool guarantee to the track’s live program of racing for Thursday, February 26.

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Meadows’ Friday Wagering Promotions
February 26, 2015

Officials with the Meadows have sent out a pair of releases in regard to an upcoming wagering promotion and a pool guarantee.

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Field Representative At Truro Friday
February 25, 2015

Standardbred Canada members in the Truro, Nova Scotia region will be able to conduct their Standardbred Canada transactions on Friday afternoon.

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Morone Joins Youth Foundation
February 25, 2015

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation has named Jody Morone as its Summer Programs Supervisor. The HHYF has also announced the unanimous election of Julie Miller to its board of Trustees.

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RUS Ontario Seminar Day Details
February 25, 2015

Officials with RUS Ontario have announced that the organization and the Ivy Lodge Equestrian Centre are sponsoring a March 8 seminar on all topics Racing Under Saddle.

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Amended Dates For Ontario Tracks
February 25, 2015

The Ontario Racing Commission has announced that the Hanover Raceway application for amendment to the track’s 2015 race date schedule has been approved. The ORC also announced that Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has requested approval for a variance to the 2015 race-date schedules at Flamboro Downs and Georgian Downs.

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Super High 5 Carryover Now $133K
February 25, 2015

The Jackpot Super High 5 at the Meadowlands Racetrack continues to prove elusive, as it went unclaimed again last weekend. That means a carryover of $133,604 awaits horseplayers when live racing resumes in East Rutherford, NJ on Thursday night (February 26).

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Guaranteed Pool In Pompano Pick 5
February 25, 2015

A tricky Pick 5 sequence on Monday (February 23) at Pompano Park resulted in no winning tickets, leaving a $3,553 carryover into the Wednesday night card. Track officials have guaranteed the Wednesday night pool at $15,000.

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Dube Inches Closer To Milestone
February 24, 2015

Dan Dube, who finds himself leading Yonkers Raceway’s early-season driver standings by a wide margin, is closing in on another career milestone.

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‘Jungle’ Jim Ransome Passes
February 24, 2015

Trot Insider has learned that horseman ‘Jungle’ Jim Ransome, 60, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 18.

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Goshen Yearling Sale Details Announced
February 24, 2015

Organizers with the Goshen Yearling Sale have announced details for the inaugural edition of the sale.

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NY Monte Group Announces Officers
February 24, 2015

RUS NY recently held an organization meeting to establish goals and elect officials. Although the group has been in existence for nearly a year, it was decided to become a more formal non-profit as the sport continues to grow.

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Pocono Stables To Open Monday
February 24, 2015

Officials with Mohegan Sun Pocono have announced that the stables at the track will open on Monday, March 2, rather than the planned Sunday, March 1, due to the freezing temperatures and the water supply.

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Breedings Available To Benefit Retirees
February 24, 2015

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has announced that it has numerous breedings for stallions standing in various states. These breedings are being sold and not auctioned to protect the value of the stallions.

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The Meadows Is Calling All ‘Cappers
February 23, 2015

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association and The Meadows Racetrack are combining efforts for a Live Bankroll Contest during the evening races this Friday, February 27.

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David Allen Passes
February 23, 2015

Horseman David Allen, age 74, passed away on Sunday, February 15 at Saratoga Hospital.

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Mitch Finn Passes
February 23, 2015

Horseman Mitch Wayne Finn, 33, of Greenup, Ill., and formerly of Newton, Ill., passed away on February 20 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., surrounded by his family.

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Meadows Doubles Pick 4 Guarantee
February 22, 2015

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has doubled — to $10,000 — the guaranteed total pool for its Monday, Feb. 23 Pick 4 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative.

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Heather Commodore Hayes Passes; Arrangements Finalized
February 22, 2015

Longtime harness racing participant Heather Commodore Hayes of Beamsville, Ont., passed away during the morning hours of Sunday, February 22 at the age of 65.

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Meadowlands Statement On Cancellation
February 22, 2015

Meadowlands Racetrack has rescheduled the series events from its Saturday, February 21 card and issued a statement regarding the weather cancellation.

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Meadowlands, Yonkers Cancel Cards
February 21, 2015

Cancellations have been announced for the live harness racing cards at Yonkers Raceway and Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Enhanced Testing For Thoroughbreds
February 20, 2015

It was announced on Friday, February 20 that the Ontario Racing Commission and the Woodbine Entertainment Group will further enhance their joint out-of-competition testing procedures for Thoroughbred racing.

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Master Of Law To Extend Streak?
February 20, 2015

At his best, Master Of Law was good enough to beat an all-star field in the Centaur Trotting Classic last summer that included world champion Sebastian K. The problem was that he subsequently suffered through seven straight losses for Dan Patch Trainer of the Year Jimmy Takter.

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Big M Saturday Full Of Stakes Action
February 20, 2015

Saturday's weather forecast is for warmer conditions and the racing action is set to heat up in kind as three winter series finals and the opening leg of the William ‘Buddy’ Gilmour late-closers highlight the Meadowlands Racetrack’s 13-dash card.

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Breeding Donated To Scholarship Fund
February 19, 2015

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association is pleased to announce that Hanover Shoe Farms has donated a breeding to Western Ideal to be auctioned off to benefit the MSOA’s Collegiate Scholarship Fund.

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Silent Auction To Help Charities
February 19, 2015

This Sunday the harness racing heroes of the 2014 season will be honoured at the United States Harness Writers Association’s Dan Patch Awards Banquet at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at SeaWorld.

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Big Carryovers Highlight Big M Thursday
February 19, 2015

The weather may be colder than cold in the northeast, but the wagering has been heating up at the Meadowlands Racetrack, especially when it comes to the Jackpot Super Hi-5.

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Pocono Announces 2015 Schedule
February 19, 2015

The 50th-anniversary season of racing at Pocono Downs will kick off on Saturday, March 21, and the season promises exciting stakes action, fun fan events and an anniversary week celebrating the rich history of the track.

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Buffalo Post Times Adjusted
February 19, 2015

Officials with Buffalo Raceway have announced that due to high voltage power issues at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, the track has moved its first-race post times for Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21 to 2:30 p.m.

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Stallion Auction Underway
February 19, 2015

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society sent out a reminder stating that its 2015 Stallion Auction got underway Monday, February 23 at 9 a.m.

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Art Johnson Passes
February 19, 2015

Former United States Trotting Association director Art Johnson passed away on February 15 with his three children (Roy, Tom and Shauna) at his bedside.

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Walter Young Passes
February 19, 2015

Horseman Walter E. Young of Barnesville, Ohio passed away on February 17 at Emerald Pointe Nursing and Rehab at the age of 95.

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Update: Thursday Cancellations
February 18, 2015

After Northfield Park announced the cancellation of its harness racing card set for Thursday, February 19, The Meadows and Woodbine Racetrack followed with cancellations announced Thursday morning, and now Flamboro Downs and Miami Valley Raceway have followed suit as well.

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Yonkers To Race Six Dates In A Row
February 18, 2015

Officials with Yonkers Raceway have announced that beginning Thursday, February 19, the track will be offering cards of live racing on six consecutive days, weather permitting.

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Vernon To Host Youth Camp
February 18, 2015

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation has released its 2015 summer event schedule and once again Vernon Downs is on the itinerary.

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Scholarship Details Announced
February 18, 2015

The Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association wants to see harness racing youth succeed.

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Claude Fuller Passes
February 18, 2015

Horseman Claude H. Fuller of Fort Payne, Alabama, passed away on Saturday, February 14 at the age of 83.

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Dr. John ‘Jack’ Cote Passes
February 18, 2015

Dr. John ‘Jack’ Cote D.V.M., a well-known breeder and owner of Standardbred racehorses, passed away in his 86th year, at Guelph General Hospital, on Monday, February 16.

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