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'Sun Stakes Saturday' Elims Drawn

June 18, 2018:

The elimination races for The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono’s $2-million 'Sun Stakes Saturday' card have been drawn. The elims will be contested this Saturday (June 23), and those that advance to the championships will race for the big money on Saturday, June 30....read on

Father’s Day Action At The ‘Aces’

June 18, 2018:

Running Aces’ Father’s Day Sunday program on June 17 got off to a soggy start. The program saw a one-and-a-half-hour delay that forced the cancellation of the first race....read on

Details For 'French' Trotting Races

June 18, 2018:

Nearly two dozen French trotters were safely released from their New York Federal quarantine facility this past Saturday morning (June 16) and are now in the hands of their new American owners....read on

Yearling Sale Cover Contest Details

June 18, 2018:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association and Century Downs have released the details in regard to the ASHA Yearling Sale Cover Contest....read on

Prince County Fundraising Details

June 18, 2018:

Officials with the Prince County Horsemen’s Association have announced some details in regard to its ‘Best Seat in the House’ promotion that will be rolled out this week....read on

Inverness Qualifiers Cancelled

June 18, 2018:

Trot Insider has been informed that upcoming qualifying sessions that were scheduled for Inverness Raceway have been cancelled....read on

Hippodrome Reschedules Tuesday Card

June 18, 2018:

For those that may have missed it, Trot Insider would like to issue a reminder that the card of live racing that had been scheduled for this Tuesday (June 19) at Hippodrome 3R has been cancelled and rescheduled....read on

A Lasting Partnership

June 18, 2018:

“I don’t usually go to the sales, but I read the catalogues beforehand, and when Keith calls and asks if I want anything, I’ve done my homework.”...read on

All-Star Trotters Impress At Pocono

June 17, 2018:

Three-year-old colt trotters who may have been eyeing the Earl Beal Trot, with its $500,000 final on Saturday, June 30, had their final pretest six days before the eliminations, as they contested three $30,000 divisions of their Pennsylvania All-Stars event on Sunday (June 17) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Neon Lights Abuzz In Rideau Trot

June 17, 2018:

La Ferme Tag Inc.'s Neon Lights ($13.10) earned his second consecutive top-level win in the nation's capital, as he captured the $8,550 Not Listed Preferred Trot in 1:55.2 on Sunday evening (June 17) at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Second Chance For Giesbrecht

June 17, 2018:

Five days before the 2016 Western Driving Regional Driving Championship, competitor Phil Giesbrecht was forced to withdraw after sustaining a broken ankle in a training accident. This year, the 29-year-old horseman from St. Malo, Man. is once again one of the eight drivers who qualified for the Western Regional and is eager to compete for one of the two spots in the National Driving Championship....read on

Illinois Juvenile Stakes Continue

June 17, 2018:

Illinois-bred juveniles were the focus during the weekend at Hawthorne Race Course, as action continued in the different divisions of the Cardinal and Violet Stakes....read on

McKinney, Adversity Best At Georgian

June 17, 2018:

McKinney ($8.30) and Adversity ($12.20) both employed their winning moves prior to the final turn in their respective $8,500 Preferred 3 assignments on Sunday (June 17) at Georgian Downs....read on

Hudon With Century Grand Slam

June 17, 2018:

Conditioner Gerry Hudon collected four wins on the 10-race program at Century Downs on Sunday (June 17)....read on

Sire Stakes Hat Trick For Svanstedt

June 17, 2018:

Things just kept getting better and better for trainer/driver Åke Svanstedt on Sunday (June 17) at Buffalo Raceway, as he ended up recording three wins during New York Sire Stakes action that had three-year-old trotting fillies in the spotlight....read on

Austin Prelims Conclude At Dresden

June 17, 2018:

Grand Bay has paced her way into the final of the Mark Austin Pacing Series by way of a 1:59.3 effort on Sunday afternoon (June 17) at Dresden Raceway....read on

'Sir Ziggy' Sweeps To Sixth Straight

June 17, 2018:

Sir Ziggys Z Tam ($4.70) captured Tioga Downs' $12,000 Open Pace on Sunday (June 17)....read on

Sodwana Bay Leads PEI Series Action

June 17, 2018:

The top aged pacing mares in Atlantic Canada had their first stakes meeting of the 2018 season on Sunday (June 17) at Red Shores' Summerside Raceway, and Sodwana Bay ended up recording the fastest mile of the day as she unseated the undefeated Ramblinglily....read on

Vernon Win For Dreams Beachboy

June 17, 2018:

Dreams Beachboy ($2.90) cruised to a win in the $6,000 featured pacing event during the special Father's Day (June 17) matinee at Vernon Downs....read on

Nocturnal Blue Chip Wires Philly Foes

June 17, 2018:

NLG Racing Stable's Nocturnal Blue Chip (George Napolitano Jr) went gate-to-wire in Sunday's featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday, June 17....read on

Jann And Dean Dashes At 3R

June 17, 2018:

Some of the fastest pacers this year at the Hippodrome 3R, Washington Hanover, Rainbow Palace and Hooter Shooter, met head to head in the feature pace, but none of them could keep up with Jann And Dean Sunday, June 17....read on

In Secret Snags Sunday Yonkers Open

June 17, 2018:

Favoured In Secret won in style Sunday, June 17, fashioning a track record on the Father's Day card in Yonkers Raceway’s $54,800 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Crazycat Wins Saratoga Open

June 17, 2018:

Crazycat claimed victory in his return to the Open ranks at Saratoga Casino Hotel, winning the $14,500 Open Trot in 1:55.1 on Sunday, June 17....read on

NAADA Donates To Charity; Pro-Am Tues.

June 17, 2018:

Over the lengthy existence of the North American Amateur Drivers Association (NAADA) the organization has donated tens of thousands of dollars to worthwhile industry causes and worthwhile charities....read on

AGCO Issues Warm Weather Alert

June 17, 2018:

The health and welfare of the horse is of paramount concern to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and to members of the racing community. An effort to monitor weather conditions and how it will impact the racehorse is in keeping with this mandate....read on

Western Fame Takes Big M Feature

June 17, 2018:

After finishing second a week ago behind All Bets Off, who was establishing a national-season’s record of 1:48, Western Fame appeared more than ready to win the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers, which he did, in 1:49.1....read on

Wrenn Jr. Wins Eight At Northfield

June 17, 2018:

Northfield Park’s leading driver, Ronnie Wrenn Jr., continued his winning ways on Saturday, June 16 winning eight times on the 16-race program....read on

Silverlode Posts 'Aces' Track Record

June 17, 2018:

The $20,000 Running Aces' Featured Trot was the top-billed event on the Saturday, June 16 Minnesota harness racing card, and it would turn out to be another thrilling and record setting contest....read on

Evenin Of Pleasure Wins Yonkers Open

June 17, 2018:

Evenin Of Pleasure was a two-move sharpie Saturday, June 16, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Icanflylikeanangel In Tioga Feature

June 17, 2018:

Icanflylikeanangel took the first of two co-featured $7,900 trots at Tioga Downs on Saturday, June 16....read on

Sock It Away Parks In Stakes Score

June 17, 2018:

Sock It Away showed he did not need an inside post position or to see any pylons in the first lap to capture the $18,000 Doug Harkness Memorial Maritime Breeders final for three-year-old pacing colts Saturday, June 16 at Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Maxdaddy Blue Chip Wins At Pocono

June 17, 2018:

The 2017 Pacer of the Year at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Maxdaddy Blue Chip, visited winner's circle for the first time in 2018, unleashing his patented late charge to capture the $21,500 feature on Saturday, June 16....read on

Foundonabeach In Vernon Feature

June 17, 2018:

Foundonabeach took the $9,000 Open Trot on Saturday, June 16 at Vernon Downs....read on

Carolina Beach Best In Open

June 17, 2018:

Carolina Beach opted to come from off the pace this week to repeat in the $14,500 Open Pace at Saratoga Raceway on Saturday, June 16....read on

China Dream Strolls In Buffalo

June 17, 2018:

China Dream lulled the field to sleep with a leisurely half-mile split and strolled to a 1:54.1 victory in Buffalo Raceway's featured $10,500 Open I-II Pace on Saturday, June 16....read on

Stride Of Pride In Meadows Preferred

June 17, 2018:

Stride Of Pride busted out of jail at the top of the lane and went on to capture his second-straight victory in the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace on Saturday, June 16 at The Meadows....read on

Shartin N Wins Roses Are Red

June 17, 2018:

After breaking around the first turn and almost not making the final last week, Shartin N kept her stride and won going nearly wire to wire in the $370,000 Roses Are Red final in 1:49.3 on Saturday, June 16 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Wolfgang Giant In Goodtimes

June 17, 2018:

Wolfgang brushed to the lead before the half and maintained control to win the $266,000 Goodtimes Trot by open lengths over Stormont Ventnor in 1:52.1 on Saturday, June 16 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Shower Play Storms Home In Fan Hanover

June 17, 2018:

Placed third over around the final turn, Shower Play fanned to the center of the course and powered past 7/5 favourite and late-race leader Kissin In The Sand to take the $415,000 Fan Hanover Final in 1:50.2 on Saturday, June 16 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Witch Dali Wins Preferred By DQ

June 17, 2018:

Pressuring pacesetter Twinkle late in the mile, Witch Dali hit the wire second as Twinkle lost stride at the wire and was placed the winner in the $40,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Pace on Saturday, June 16 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Lather Up Wins North America Cup

June 17, 2018:

Retaking command into the backstretch, Lather Up dictated the terms rounding the final turn before sprinting home to a 1:48.1 victory in the $1,000,000 35th edition of the Pepsi North America Cup Saturday, June 16 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Sintra Sweeps To Gold Cup Score

June 16, 2018:

Sintra slid off cover at the top of the stretch and advanced to a 1:48 victory in the $100,000 Mohawk Gold Cup at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, June 16....read on

Hennessy Triples At Century

June 16, 2018:

Rod Hennessy made ground on the leaderboard in the trainer's standings at Century Downs with a hat-trick on the Saturday (June 16) card....read on

Courtly Choice Charges In 'Cup' Consolation

June 16, 2018:

Sent the 4/5 favourite, Courtly Choice tracked cover past the half and catapulted to a 1:49.2 victory in the $75,000 North America Cup Consolation at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, June 16....read on

Hannelore Hanover Collects Third Armbro Flight

June 16, 2018:

Yannick Gingras positioned 2017 Horse of the Year and two-time Armbro Flight winner Hannelore Hanover on the front passing the quarter and advanced easily to win the $250,000 Armbro Flight Stakes for a record third time on Saturday, June 16 in 1:52 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

2018 Pepsi North America Cup Card

June 16, 2018:

The stage was set for Pepsi North America Cup Night and an action-packed 15-race card of harness racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ont. Saturday, June 16. Trot Insider provided ongoing coverage of all the stakes events from throughout the evening....read on

Elm Grove Ladyluck Best At Northside

June 16, 2018:

A compact group of five headed postward in the top class at Northside Downs on Saturday (June 16) with the only mare in the field showing no mercy to her male counterparts on Father's Day weekend....read on

Pacer Wins Three Races In Eight Days

June 16, 2018:

In an eight-day span, a six-year-old pacer has raced three times in two different countries, won all three of those starts -- including a lifetime-best effort four days ago....read on

Alain Durivage Passes

June 16, 2018:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Alain Durivage of Boucherville, Quebec passed away at Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal on June 13, 2018 at the age of 76....read on

New Year, New Results For Requested

June 16, 2018:

At the end of the season at the Hippodrome 3R, there is a big party and a celebration honouring the leading horses, horsemen and women from the season....read on


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