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Vernon Main Event To Stay In Your Place

April 21, 2018:

Stay In Your Place coasted to a gate-to-wire victory for driver Leon Bailey in Saturday’s $7,000 feature race at Vernon....read on

Flamboro Preferred To Southwind Ion

April 21, 2018:

After going home empty handed for three straight starts, Southwind Ion stepped up her game and came away victorious in Saturday’s $8,500 Preferred 3 for filly and mare pacers at Flamboro Downs....read on

Shartin N Rebounds In 'Matchmaker'

April 21, 2018:

After a nightmarish performance in last week’s leg of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series, Shartin N bounced back and blew away the foes she faced in Saturday’s $373,000 final....read on

Sammy Jackson Shocks; Five For Wrenn

April 21, 2018:

Sammy Jackson, who hadn’t hit the board in any of his three previous career starts, found the addition of hopples to his liking, as he pulled off a 21-1 shocker in Saturday’s $27,200 championship of the Ben Wood Memorial Trot for three-year-old colts and geldings at The Meadows....read on

New Talent Scorches Hoosier In Invite

April 21, 2018:

New Talent and Todd Warren found the winner’s circle for the second consecutive week at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, this time in the featured event of the evening a $21,000 Invitational Pace, on Friday, April 20....read on

Thats It Does It At Century

April 21, 2018:

After a runner-up finish in last week's Open Pace, Thats It was able to fend off all challengers for her first win at the open level on Saturday (April 21) at Century Downs....read on

Adjustments Made To Control Shartin

April 21, 2018:

"I certainly don’t think we’ve seen her limit. We don’t know what she thinks of a half-mile track that much because she’s never been out of the handholds; she’s been in-hand at all times. Timmy’s given her such wonderful trips that she hasn’t had to go to work yet."...read on

Hannelore Hanover Strong In Debut

April 21, 2018:

Harness racing's reigning Horse of the Year, Hannelore Hanover made a statement with an impressive qualifying mile to kick off her 2018 season....read on

Series Finals Set For The Big M

April 21, 2018:

The finals of the $53,500 Whata Baron and $54,500 Burning Point finals highlight Saturday's 10-race card at The Meadowlands....read on

Rewind: Remembering Greenwood Park

April 21, 2018:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls the days when small-town racetracks were the backbone of the sport....read on

Sutton Scores In Shiaway St Pat

April 20, 2018:

After a successful three-year-old campaign in 2016 that saw him bank a little more than $360,000, Sutton did not race at all last year....read on

Five Straight For Speedo Miss

April 20, 2018:

Friday featured the first leg of the Virginia O’Brien Memorial Pacing Series for fillies and mares at Saratoga Casino Hotel, with a set of $10,000 divisions on tap in the opening leg....read on

Speedshow For Circle The Page

April 20, 2018:

Circle The Page made a huge move in the backstretch in Friday’s featured tilt for distaffers at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and the move proved to be the winning one for the photogenic performer....read on

Record Mile At Miami; 1,000 For Phillips

April 20, 2018:

Miami Valley Raceway’s Friday night co-features did not disappoint as Up Front Flor Ida set a new track record for three-year-old pacing fillies in the $40,000 James K. Hackett Memorial final and Zoe Ellasen established a new lifetime mark winning the $25,000 Mares Open Pace....read on

Somedew Somedont Clicks In Keller

April 20, 2018:

Somedew Somedont captured the first leg of the Robert E. Keller Trotting Series during Friday’s opening night card at Vernon Downs....read on

Upset City For Caviart Cherie

April 20, 2018:

Caviart Cherie was a shrewdly-driven upsetter, winning Friday night’s $30,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway....read on

OSS Posts Sustained Two-Year-Olds

April 20, 2018:

The list of two-year-olds that have been sustained to race in the Ontario Sires Stakes program in 2018 has now been posted to the OSS website....read on

From The Amish To Amazing

April 20, 2018:

"Not only is he special because we’ve never had this type of horse, but for [my son] to be able to drive him when he is looking to become more involved in the sport means the world to us."...read on

Divas Image Wins One For Late Owner

April 20, 2018:

Despite having to go first-over, Ontario Sires Stakes graduate Divas Image paced her back half in a sizzling :54.1 to take the $18,000 featured distaff pace at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday afternoon....read on

Kentucky Derby Party At Hoosier Park

April 20, 2018:

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is set to host its annual Talk Derby To Me celebration highlighted by a live simulcast of the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 5 from Churchill Downs....read on

Seminar Inspires New Fractional Owners

April 20, 2018:

A gloomy spring day couldn’t deter more than 30 people from attending Indiana’s first fractional ownership seminar, held on April 15 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville....read on

Florzell Daniels Passes

April 20, 2018:

Longtime industry participant Florzell 'Georgia Boy' Daniels, 88, of Harrington, Del., died April 12, 2018, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del....read on

Kurtz Wins Spring Survivor Contest

April 20, 2018:

Congratulations to Keith Kurtz of Guelph, Ont., for winning the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Spring Survivor Online Handicapping Contest....read on

North American Harness Update At Vernon

April 20, 2018:

The schedule is set for "the internet’s favourite harness racing handicapping show," North American Harness Update (NAHU), for Friday, April 20....read on

Adam Kaminski Passes

April 20, 2018:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Adam Kaminski of Drayton, Ontario passed away on Wednesday, April 18 at the age of 83....read on

Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable Open

April 20, 2018:

Trot Magazine is pleased to introduce the fifth edition of the Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable contest. Enter for free and play along all year, with a chance to win great prizes!....read on

Minore, Wygant Prince Win NAADA Trot

April 20, 2018:

While several members of the North American Amateur Drivers Association were at Saratoga Raceway competing against the group of visiting Hungarians on April 19, seven members of NAADA convened at Yonkers Raceway for the sixth leg of the current spring trotting series....read on

Long-Term Funding Agreement Released

April 20, 2018:

The much-anticipated agreements detailing long-term funding for the horse racing industry and Ontario Racing membership for racetracks and industry associations have been posted online....read on

Burke Starters Behind The 8-Ball

April 20, 2018:

Trainer Ron Burke will start one horse each in the Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy Series Finals Saturday night (April 21) and both will start from a disadvantageous post position....read on

Hungary Wins Friendship Challenge Race

April 19, 2018:

It's all over except for the shouting and the visiting Hungary team is making the most noise after Tomas Tanczer cruised to an easy victory in the final leg of the Friendship Competition with the North American Amateur Drivers Association and they will go back home with trophies to prove it....read on

Mohawk Card Ends With 'Drury Double'

April 19, 2018:

Woodbine Mohawk Park's late Daily Double wager could have been renamed the 'Drury Double' for Thursday night (April 19)....read on

Muscles Jared Overwhelms Rivals

April 19, 2018:

State-bred Muscles Jared was a champion at two and runner-up at three in Massachusetts Sire Stakes action. But it appears that the best may be yet to come as he is now two-for-two as an aged performer...read on

Downey Trainees 1-2 In Preferred

April 19, 2018:

Owner/trainer Ian Downey swept the top two spots in the $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot at Flamboro Downs with longshots Excellence and Angels Kid just heads apart at the wire of an eventful Thursday night finale....read on

The Joy Luck Club Qualifies At Mohawk

April 19, 2018:

Woodbine Mohawk Park's Thursday qualifying session opened with a parade of Luc Blais trainees owned by Determination winning in identical times before O'Brien Award finalist The Joy Luck Club earned her second qualifying win of the year....read on

Century Downs Season Heating Up

April 19, 2018:

Now that the racing seasons have ended at Fraser Downs in Surrey, B.C., and are about to close at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California, it’s expected that a bunch of horsemen will be bringing their stables to Century Downs....read on

NF Happenstance Adds To Top Bankroll

April 19, 2018:

NF Happenstance, the leading money-winning harness horse in North America so far in 2018, added to her bankroll today (Thursday, April 19) by winning the $22,500 Winners Over Handicap Trot at Harrah’s Philadelphia in 1:54.2....read on

MacKay Leaves Kawartha Downs

April 19, 2018:

Heather MacKay, the marketing director at Kawartha Downs, has announced that she has left her role with the racetrack....read on

AGCO Rule Changes Effective April 21

April 19, 2018:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued a reminder that the changes outlined in Information Bulletin 63 (April 4, 2018) will become effective on April 21, 2018....read on

Change To Rideau Qualifying Session

April 19, 2018:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have informed Trot Insider that there has been a change in schedule for the qualifying session that will take place at the track this weekend....read on

Cal Expo Saturday Preview

April 19, 2018:

Saturday night’s $10,000 Lloyd Arnold Pace at Cal Expo has lured a solid cast of nine, with Allymxsliventexas, Bettors Promise and Im An Athlete among the major players....read on

Snyder Scholarship Apps Available

April 19, 2018:

David Snyder, the president of International Sound Corporation, and Harness Tracks of America are pleased to announce the renewal of the Harold Snyder Memorial Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year....read on

Bryant Joins Derby City Gaming

April 19, 2018:

Churchill Downs has announced the hiring of Tim Bryant as president and general manager of Derby City Gaming, the $60 million state-of-the-art historical racing machine facility that is scheduled to open in Louisville this fall....read on

‘Hannelore’ To Surface This Weekend

April 19, 2018:

Hannelore Hanover is ready to get back on the racetrack, and trainer Ron Burke thinks harness racing’s defending Horse of the Year is entering her upcoming campaign feeling as good as she did at the end of last season....read on

MacDonald Looking To Continue Streak

April 19, 2018:

John MacDonald, who has won three consecutive driving championships at Vernon Downs, will commence his quest for four at the track this Friday (April 20), as the raceway will kick off its 2018 live meet....read on

More Pro-Am Action Set For Pompano

April 19, 2018:

On the heels of a very successful Pro-Am event with Tim Tetrick and David Miller, the Florida Amateur Driving Club has secured the services of Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey and Dave Ingraham for another Pro-Am event this coming Sunday (April 22)....read on

Deep Impact Looking For Series Title

April 19, 2018:

The $52,500 final of the Shiaway St Pat Series for trotters will be the feature this Friday night (April 20) during the ten-race program at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Miracle Art Show At The ‘Big M’

April 19, 2018:

For the third year in a row, the Meadowlands Racetrack will host the annual Miracle Art Show....read on

Hippodrome 3R Removing Passing Lane

April 19, 2018:

The Quebec Jockey Club has announced that Hippodrome 3R will be removing its passing lane for the track’s 2018 season of live racing, which is scheduled to get underway on Sunday April 29....read on

Lawson's State Of The Industry

April 19, 2018:

Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson talks speaks about the many challenges facing horse racing, but offers hope for a positive future....read on

Filly Is More Than Just A Flashy Name

April 19, 2018:

When she takes to the Meadows this Saturday for the final of the Margaret Provost Memorial Trot, filly Kenziesky Hanover will bring an unusual name — and an unusual amount of talent — to the fray....read on


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