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Chappell's Troops Triple Up At Fraser

October 18, 2017:

Trainer John Chappell kicked off his Tuesday evening with a win at Fraser Downs, and things finished up pretty good for the talented horseman considering he swept the final two dashes on the 10-race card....read on

Reel Is On A Serious Roll

October 18, 2017:

It’s now three wins and counting from the last four trips postward for pacer Reel thanks to his Tuesday evening triumph in the $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Rookies Ready To Rumble At Dover

October 17, 2017:

Following completions of the upcoming eight Breeders Crown finals, harness stakes action shifts to Dover Downs in early November for a month long Novemberfest of lucrative racing headed by the $350,000 (est.) Hap Hansen Progress Pace....read on

Upset City In Meadows Main Event

October 17, 2017:

Dreamsteeler exploded from the pocket at the top of the lane and got by a determined RV Janet to capture Tuesday’s $13,000 conditioned trot at The Meadows at a healthy 21-1....read on

Kirby Nabs 4,000th Win

October 17, 2017:

Driver Victor Kirby registered three victories including his 4,000th lifetime win Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with a win aboard Spanish Dream in the fifth race....read on

Kiwis Put On Clinic At Yonkers

October 17, 2017:

The second leg of the three-track international Friendship competition between the visiting New Zealanders and the hometown NAADA team was contested Tuesday night on the betting card at Yonkers Raceway and when the judges hung the official sign the Kiwis Cheree Wigg emerged victorious with Big Turn On in a 1:57.1 clocking....read on

Pocono Features To 'Jenny' & 'Gigi'

October 17, 2017:

The second choice caught the pacesetting favourite in the shadow of the wire in both $16,000 distaff pacing features on Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Breeders Crown’s Male Elims Set

October 17, 2017:

Breeders Crown eliminations for male pacers and trotters will be held Saturday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, with harness racing’s No. 1-ranked star, Fear The Dragon, leading the way....read on

Vernon’s Wednesday Dining Options

October 17, 2017:

Vernon Downs will offer a special Wednesday night racing program on October 18 featuring eight $45,000 New York Excelsior ‘A’ Series finals for two-year-old and three-year-old trotters and pacers....read on

Breeders Crown's Female Elims Set

October 17, 2017:

Four previous champions will be in action this Friday, as the road to this year’s Breeders Crown finals will begin with eliminations for female trotters and pacers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino....read on

Schneider Wins September Zoom

October 17, 2017:

Congratulations to Cassidy Schneider of Arthur, Ont., who is the winner of the September Zoom Photography Challenge featuring the ‘Meet My Horse’ theme....read on

Norman Kennedy Passes

October 17, 2017:

Officials with the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association have informed Trot Insider of the passing of horseman Norm Kennedy....read on

Breeders Crown Attracts 166 Entries

October 17, 2017:

The Breeders Crown events at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino have attracted 166 entries for the $6 million championship finals on Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28....read on

Slim Lead Atop Standardbred Poll

October 17, 2017:

The Week 21 results from the 2017 Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll are in, and this week’s leader is on top by just four points....read on

Mohawk Hosts Billings Amateur Races

October 17, 2017:

Monday, October 17 was the last day of the lengthy race meet at Mohawk Racetrack, and among the 10 dashes offered on the card were two events for Billings amateur drivers....read on

Johnson Wins Share In A Racehorse

October 17, 2017:

Susan Johnson of Waterdown, Ont., just became involved in harness horse ownership thanks to the Win A Share in A Racehorse promotion sponsored by the Ontario Sires Stakes in conjunction with the London Selected Yearling Sale....read on

Details For 2018 WHHC Unveiled

October 17, 2017:

The details for the the 2018 World Harness Handicapping Championship have been unveiled....read on

Excelsior ‘A’ Finals Set For Wednesday

October 17, 2017:

The Excelsior ‘A’ Series finals that were originally scheduled for this past Sunday (October 15) are set for this Wednesday (October 18)....read on

Straatman’s Big Year

October 17, 2017:

The last horse had just finished selling early Sunday evening at the inaugural London Selected Yearling Sale and the huge smile on the face of the sale’s co-manager was more than enough to indicate it had been a heck of an auction....read on

SC Welcomes Tax Rate Drop

October 17, 2017:

As a voting associate board member, Standardbred Canada has been working with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) by providing feedback to CFA as it pertains to the taxation proposals....read on

Drake Delivers A Grand Performance

October 17, 2017:

Drake was a non-factor seventh in last week’s Preferred-3 assignments at Flamboro Downs, but a change of scenery and an improved post helped him bounce back in a big way on Monday evening....read on

Wood Reaching Out To Those In Need

October 17, 2017:

Veteran harness horseman Ken Wood, of Denton, Md., who for more than a decade has been drilling wells for the poor West African nation of Ghana and since expanded to Tanzania, has added pioneering of another humanitarian effort - bringing sight to natives....read on

Mohawk Meet Wraps Up

October 17, 2017:

The 54th season of live racing at Mohawk Racetrack came to a close Monday evening with a 10-race card taking place....read on

Yonkers Open To Always At My Place

October 16, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway’s Monday night program saw any number of usual Saturday races ‘carried over’ in deference to the $3.3 million all-stakes card of this past weekend....read on

Consignors Thrilled With London Selected Yearling Sale

October 16, 2017:

The inaugural London Selected Yearling Sale was the talk of the Ontario Standardbred scene this past weekend, as strong gross sales and a better than expected average made the endeavour a success. Trot Insider has reached out to consignors for their feedback, and to say that they are happy is an understatement....read on

Woodbine Draw Schedule Released

October 16, 2017:

The Mohawk Racetrack race office would like to remind horsepeople of the draw schedule for the upcoming Woodbine Racetrack meet....read on

Harrington Open To Christen Me N

October 16, 2017:

Richard Poillucci's Christen Me N was a 1:51.1 winner Monday in the $15,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway....read on

Plainridge Special To 'Hot Beach'

October 16, 2017:

Two horses took two different paths to victory in the day’s featured races at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon....read on

Billings To Miller, Hollingsworth

October 16, 2017:

Harness racing’s greatest traveling road show, the CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series, employed plenty of action on Sunday, October 15 when the granddaddy of all amateur racing organizations had contests at two different racetracks, one in the U.S.A. at Northfield Park in greater Cleveland, Ohio and the other in Canada at Flamboro Downs in Dundas, Ont....read on

Kindergarten Classic To Continue

October 16, 2017:

The Kindergarten Classic series for two-year-old trotters and pacers will resume with the last of five preliminary legs for all divisions set for Thursday, October 26 at Vernon Downs....read on

Four Supplemented To Breeders Crown

October 16, 2017:

The connections of four of the top horses in their divisions have supplemented to their Breeders Crown events at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on October 28....read on

Walnut Hall’s Blooded Sale Consignment

October 16, 2017:

Officials with Walnut Hall Ltd. have provided an overview of the trotting consignment of mares and weanlings that it will be selling at the Blooded Horse Sale in Delaware, Ohio, on November 15....read on

EEE Case Confirmed In Bruce County

October 16, 2017:

On October 12, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a horse in Bruce County....read on

Meeting For Rideau Racing Community

October 16, 2017:

Details of an information meeting for the Rideau Carleton Raceway racing community have been announced....read on

Optimism For Additional Kawartha Dates

October 16, 2017:

Officials with Kawartha Downs have applied for the track to host 40 race dates in 2018 – more than double the amount of dates that the track conducted this year. The deadline for feedback on the application was this past Friday, but some local horsepeople have let their feelings about the application be known....read on

Donald Fines Passes

October 16, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime horseman Donald Fines passed away this past weekend....read on

Vernon Reschedules Excelsior ‘A’ Finals

October 16, 2017:

Vernon Downs has been forced to re-schedule the Excelsior ‘A’ Series finals that were scheduled to be raced on Sunday (October 15)....read on

Election Of Directors In New Jersey

October 16, 2017:

The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey’s annual board of director’s meeting and election was held on Friday (October 13) at Freehold Raceway....read on

Blooded Horse Fall Sale Entries Closing

October 16, 2017:

The 70th annual Blooded Horse Fall Sale is almost to capacity and closing is imminent....read on

‘Nocturnal’ And ‘Checkmate’ Win Features

October 16, 2017:

Developing horses in the ‘non-winners of seven races’ class gathered for a pair of $18,000 features on Sunday night (October 16) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and pacer Nocturnal Bluechip and trotter Checkmate Time emerged victorious....read on

Crown Classic, National Debt Three-Peat

October 15, 2017:

Crown Classic ($4.30) and National Debt ($6.70) both extended active win streaks to three in their respective featured Winners-Over events in the nation’s capital on Sunday night’s (October 15) 11-race program at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Yonkers Raceway Schedule Reminders

October 15, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway has issued a pair of reminders regarding its upcoming live racing schedule....read on

Buttermilk Hanover Best At Flamboro

October 15, 2017:

Buttermilk Hanover ($3.70) did not disappoint her backers in Sunday evening’s (October 15) $10,500 Preferred 2 Handicap for pacing mares at Flamboro Downs, drawing off with ease to a nine-length victory on a crisp Dundas evening....read on

Up The Alley Fastest At 'The Spa'

October 15, 2017:

Up The Alley (by Muscle Mass) continued his hot streak in the $18,000 Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday afternoon (October 15)....read on

London Selected Yearling Sale Complete

October 15, 2017:

Mohawk Seelster fetched the highest price of the second session of the London Selected Yearling Sale as the inaugural two-day sale concluded in London, Ont. on Sunday (October 15)....read on

Painted Desert Shines At Summerside

October 15, 2017:

Painted Desert took top honours in the Sunday afternoon (October 15) feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway, while a quartet of drivers dominated the afternoon card....read on

USA Amateurs Lead New Zealand

October 15, 2017:

On the strength of victories by Bob Davis and Tony Ciuffetelli, the United States jumped out to a lead over the visiting New Zealanders in the first leg of the three-track International Amateur Driving Competition, held at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday afternoon (October 15)....read on

On The Take At It Again

October 15, 2017:

Just one week after having equalled the Leamington Raceway track record for two-year-olds, the Bob McIntosh trainee On The Take was back at it on Sunday (October 15), and he wanted to drop the mark a bit further....read on

Handicapping Contest Update

October 15, 2017:

With the Red Mile meet in the books, the Hambletonian Society Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge moved on to Hoosier Park for the start of a three-week residency, which will culminate with the 2017 Breeders Crown....read on

Atomic Million AM Is Tops In The Slop

October 15, 2017:

On Sunday (October 15), Atomic Million AM ($3.80) captured Hippodrome 3R’s featured event, the $5,000 Silver Invitational Pace, via a 2:02.4 mile that was recorded over a ‘sloppy’ track that was rated nine seconds slow....read on


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