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Saftic Surpasses $100 Million

September 25, 2018:

Driver Mike Saftic joined elite company by surpassing $100 million in career earnings on Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Four Straight For Intoview

September 24, 2018:

The Mach Three mare Intoview recorded her third straight victory for owner/trainer Gilbert Garcia-Owen while winning the $14,000 distaff claiming handicap pacing feature in 1:52.4 on Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Forbidden Trade Smashes Records

September 24, 2018:

Two-year-old trotting colts and geldings squared off in a set of OSS Gold Series divisions on Monday evening, and fans were treated to a record-setting mile by Forbidden Trade....read on

Graffam Sweeps Plainridge Features

September 24, 2018:

Nick Graffam had a big day at Plainridge Park on Monday capturing the top two trots on the card with both horses paying premium prices and both winning in handy fashion....read on

Rookies In Spotlight at Harrington

September 24, 2018:

Freshman pacing colts and geldings completed their second Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) leg in a pair of $20,000 divisions Monday at Harrington Raceway....read on

Trotting Colts Clash In Keystone Classic

September 24, 2018:

Im Your Captain converted a lengthy quarter-pole move to victory in 1:53.4, fastest in Monday’s $78,698 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. The stake for three-year-old colt and gelding trotters was contested over three divisions, with Mississippi Storm and Make It A Double taking the other divisions....read on

Canucks Favoured In Dayton Derbies

September 24, 2018:

Will Take Charge and Mcwicked have been installed as the morning line favourites in a pair of $150,000 Dayton Derbies which will be contested this Friday at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway....read on

‘Post Time’ At Shenandoah

September 24, 2018:

The ‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ show will be airing a live remote from the Shenandoah Downs on September 29....read on

Autumn Series Eligibles Lists Unveiled

September 24, 2018:

The lists of the nominated and eligible horses for the upcoming Ontario-Sired Autumn Series have been released....read on

'Marauder' To Represent Canada

September 24, 2018:

It has been announced that O’Brien Award winner Marion Marauder, who is fresh off of a 1:52.4 win in the $200,000 Caesar’s Trotting Classic, will be representing Canada in the 40th edition of Yonkers Raceway’s International Trot....read on

Dr. Gary Junk Passes

September 24, 2018:

Gary Dwyer Junk, DVM, 69, of Washington Court House, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, September 18 at his home while surrounded by loved ones....read on

S-Bred Trainer Wins T-Bred Turf Clash

September 24, 2018:

A veteran Ontario Standardbred trainer with nearly 2,000 career wins under his belt tasted another on-track victory Sunday (Sept. 23) – but this time it was with a runner over the sod....read on

Family Honourees Announced

September 24, 2018:

The Atlantic Breeders Crown Host Committee is pleased to announce the four Atlantic Canadian harness racing families that will soon be honoured for their successes and longstanding contributions to the industry....read on

A ‘Charmed’ Ownership Life

September 24, 2018:

Shelly MacMillan doesn’t consider herself a horse whisperer. Not in the least. But on the morning of September 17, 2016, as she often does, she leaned in close to a young filly and offered up a few encouraging words....read on

Mohawk Qualifiers Shifted

September 24, 2018:

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform horsepeople that this week’s qualifying session has been moved to Thursday (Sept. 27)....read on

Boffin Prevails In Four-Across Finish

September 23, 2018:

In a six-horse featured trot where four of the contestants were with a head at the wire, the Donato Hall gelding Boffin proved most photogenic to take the $21,500 Sunday headliner at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:53.4....read on

Sun Sets On Summer Claiming Series

September 23, 2018:

Rideau Carleton Raceway's Summer Sunset Claiming Series concluded during the first weekend of fall with a pair of finals won by E R Rhonda and Rose Run Slider on Sunday evening (Sept. 23)....read on

Champagne Phil Fronts Preferred Pacers

September 23, 2018:

Champagne Phil lasted on the lead to take top honours in the featured $11,500 Preferred Handicap Pace on Sunday night (Sept. 23) at Flamboro Downs....read on

Oakes & Miller Double In Excelsior Finals

September 23, 2018:

There were eight finals of the New York Sire Stakes Excelsior Series contested on the Sunday matinee card at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Two trainers each won two of the finals that went for purses of $55,000....read on

Doucet's Chance Of A Lifetime

September 23, 2018:

There's a solid chance that, despite competing against two drivers with roots close to Grand River Raceway, Nova Scotia's Redmond Doucet will have the biggest cheering section at the 2018 National Driving Championship....read on

Samuel Fillion Impresses

September 23, 2018:

The Quebec Regional Fair Circuit held its 2018 Fair Finals at the Hippodrome 3R for the first time on Sunday (Sept. 23) with ten finals....read on

‘Storm’ Slams Summerside Feature

September 23, 2018:

The Sunday afternoon (Sept. 23) featured pace at Red Shores’ Summerside Raceway had a surprising ending, as Pictonian Storm hit the wire first while racing as the longest shot on the tote board....read on

Erle Dale N Tough At Leamington

September 23, 2018:

The dash with the most lucrative purse on Sunday (Sept. 23) at Leamington Raceway was Race 8, a conditioned event that held a $4,500 prize, and it was clear to everyone watching that the Ron Adams-trained and Nick Steward-driven Erle Dale N deserved the winner’s share....read on

Shartin Fires At Harrah’s Philly

September 23, 2018:

Cutting back to the standard distance after a failed three-wide push in her one-and-a-quarter-mile Great Northeast Series final on September 2, Shartin N ($3.80) reasserted herself as one of the top pacing mares on the continent with an easy 1:51.2 score over ‘sloppy’ going in Sunday's (Sept. 23) featured $25,000 winners-over distaff at Harrah's Philadelphia....read on

Pacer ‘Stupid’ Good At Inverness

September 23, 2018:

After having been overlooked at odds of 4-1 from Post 1, the Anthony Beaton-trained and Rodney Gillis-driven Makes Me Stupid ($10.70) recorded a gate-to-wire victory in 1:58.2 during Inverness Raceway’s $1,100 Winners-Over Pace on Sunday (Sept. 23)....read on

Freehold Hosts Sire Stakes

September 23, 2018:

Over the course of this past Friday and Saturday, Freehold Raceway hosted two $50,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Standardbred Development Fund Finals for
two-year-olds....read on

Rideau Racing Sunday, As Scheduled

September 23, 2018:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway would like to inform horsepeople and fans that the track will be hosting its card of live racing for this evening (Sunday, Sept. 23) as scheduled....read on

In Three Acts: NY Night Of Champions

September 23, 2018:

What did we learn Saturday (Sept. 22) during Yonkers Raceway’s hosting of the Empire State’s richest night of racing, the 29th New York Night of Champions?...read on

Hawthorne’s Night Of Champions Recap

September 23, 2018:

Eleven championship races and two invitational events comprised a big Saturday evening (Sept. 22) at Hawthorne Race Course, as the track’s Night of Champions paid out over $1.1 million in purses. While some of the favourites didn’t disappoint, there were some upsets that surprised everyone....read on

Gateway To Expand Hanover Casino

September 23, 2018:

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited has announced that it will invest an estimated $18 million into renovations at its Hanover Casino at 275 Fifth Street and create up to 70 new jobs in the Municipality of Hanover....read on

The Track On 2 Card Rescheduled

September 23, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that The Track on 2 has rescheduled its Sunday (Sept. 23) card of live racing....read on

A Discussion With Jean Major

September 23, 2018:

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario CEO Jean Major recently took the time to discuss multiple aspects of the provincial gaming landscape....read on

Czar Seelster Sharp In Invitational

September 23, 2018:

Odds-on favourite Czar Seelster brushed to the lead around the final turn to win the $3,500 Invitational Pace at Charlottetown Driving Park by two lengths in 1:54.2 on Saturday (Sept. 22)....read on

Monti Wins Six At Batavia

September 23, 2018:

Driver Drew Monti had another big evening Saturday, Sept. 22 as he captured six races, including a natural grand slam, to vault himself to the lead for the dash-driving title at Batavia Downs....read on

Mar Nien A Wins Saratoga Open

September 22, 2018:

Mar Nien A, sent the 1-5 favourite, moved up into the $15,000 Open Pace class on Saturday, Sept. 22 and delivered with a 1:52 victory at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Oh My Joepa Wins Vernon Feature

September 22, 2018:

Oh My Joepa and driver John MacDonald took the $6,500 featured pace on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Vernon Downs....read on

Pembroke Wildcat Takes Pocono Feature

September 22, 2018:

Pembroke Wildcat, who was second to Ideal Kiss last week in his return to owner-trainer Brittany Robertson after a $30,000 claim, turned the tables on his rival in the $20,000 claiming handicap pacing feature Saturday, Sept. 22 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking advantage of a perfect trip to tally in 1:50....read on

PA Fair Racing Concludes Season

September 22, 2018:

The 2018 Pennsylvania fair harness racing season came to its conclusion on Friday and Saturday with Sire Stakes action at the slick half-mile oval in Bloomsburg, PA....read on

Merton Takes Tioga Driver's Title

September 22, 2018:

Leading driver Mike Merton won five races to close out the 2018 season at Tioga Downs on Saturday, Sept. 22....read on

Stag Party Powers To Metro Win

September 22, 2018:

Casie Coleman trainee Stag Party surged first over rounding the final turn and, with 4-5 favourite Captain Ahab appearing empty in the stretch, blew clear to an open length victory in the $890,000 Metro Pace final on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

'Wheels' Rolls In Keystone Classic

September 22, 2018:

Pocketed by Winston early, Wheels On Fire got his revenge late when he blew by Winston to score in the fastest division of the $75,000 Keystone Classic at The Meadows Saturday, Sept. 22....read on

Live Online Stream Of Metro Pace

September 22, 2018:

Racing fans unable to attend Saturday’s Metro Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park can enjoy a special online stream presentation of the $890,000 race, live right now....read on

Snow Can't Stop This Alberta 'Rocket'

September 22, 2018:

As the seasons change in North America from summer to fall, harness racing at Alberta's Northlands Park looked more like a winter wonderland on Saturday (Sept. 22) as the track hosted three divisions of the Alberta Lonestar for two-year-old pacing colts....read on

Magical Mistress Dazzles At Northside

September 22, 2018:

From 2009 to 2010, Maritime harness racing marvelled over the pacing prowess of filly Meridian Magic. Now a broodmare, her first mating with paranormally-named Camystic appears to have resulted in a filly with equal supernatural ability....read on

Goliath Reigns Again At Exhibition Park

September 22, 2018:

While many would recall baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson as 'Mr. October' for his post-season heroics, the recent on-track exploits of Goliath Reigns have the pacing veteran in consideration for a nickname of 'Mr. September.'...read on

Quebec Regional Fair Finals Sunday

September 22, 2018:

For the first time, the Quebec Jockey Club will play host to the Quebec Regional Fair Circuit Finals this Sunday (Sept. 23) at Hippodrome 3R....read on

OLG Releases Q1 Quarterly Results

September 22, 2018:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) have released their industry performance results for the first quarter of the 2018-2019 fiscal year....read on

Tetrick Opines On NYSS Final Drives

September 22, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway will host eight finals of the New York Sire Stakes Saturday night (September 22) worth a combined $1.8 million. Tim Tetrick will drive seven of the 64 statebreds who seek championship titles, and the 36-year-old is confident in his horses....read on

Fans Flock To Batavia For Foiled Again

September 22, 2018:

It was a dark and stormy night in Genesee County as storms blew through the area on Friday (Sept. 21). But that didn’t deter the multitude of fans of Foiled Again from turning out in to witness the richest Standardbred of all time compete at Batavia Downs one last time....read on

SC Rewind: The 1973 Prix D'Ete

September 22, 2018:

In this week's 'Rewind,' Robert Smith revisits one of the greatest race days of the 20th Century in Canada as he takes readers back to the afternoon of August 26, 1973....read on


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