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‘EquiLottery Bill’ Refilled In West Virginia

January 16, 2018:

Legislation that authorizes the lottery commission to introduce games whose winning tickets are determined by the outcome of a horse race, HB 2943 was filed for the second consecutive year in West Virginia last week....read on

Winter Speed Sale Entries Closing

January 16, 2018:

Entries for the Blooded Horse Winter Sale close at 12:00 noon on Wednesday (January 17)....read on

Buffalo Cancels Friday Program

January 16, 2018:

Officials with Buffalo Raceway have announced that the track has been forced to cancel its program of live racing that was scheduled for this Friday (January 19)....read on

Monticello Qualifiers Rescheduled

January 16, 2018:

Officials with Monticello Raceway have announced that the track has been forced to reschedule its qualifying session that was scheduled for Wednesday (January 17)....read on

‘Beach’s Impact On The Industry

January 16, 2018:

“He gave a boost to the horsemen-side of the industry itself, in that, you know, a little guy can get a good horse, and you don’t have to go out and break the bank to get a good horse, and that an experienced small-time trainer from Truro, Nova Scotia can train a world champion.”...read on

Finalists Announced In Alberta

January 16, 2018:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association has announced the finalists for the 2018 ASHA Awards, which will honour the province’s champions of 2017....read on

No Training At Woodbine Today

January 16, 2018:

Woodbine Racetrack would like to inform all horsepeople that the track and paddock at the Toronto oval will not be open for training today (Tuesday, January 16)....read on

Carryover For Yonkers Pick-5

January 15, 2018:

A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Tuesday evening’s Pick 5 wager starts with a carryover of $5,207.29....read on

Mister Herbie Drops And Pops

January 15, 2018:

Some class relief and an aggressive approach by teamster Louis Philippe Roy helped propel veteran trotter Mister Herbie to a 1:56.2 triumph in Monday’s featured trot at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Preferred Romp For Its A Big Secret

January 15, 2018:

Its A Big Secret rolled to the top and didn’t stop en route to a handy victory in Monday’s $11,500 Preferred 2 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Foiled Again To Shoot For Century Mark

January 15, 2018:

Already with seven figures in earnings, Foiled Again is now shooting for triple figures in wins....read on

Five Straight For Mister Virgin

January 15, 2018:

Mister Virgin added another to his victory string which reaches five in a row after a 1:51.1 victory versus claiming foes Monday evening at Dover Downs....read on

Miso Fast Tops Tattersalls Sale

January 15, 2018:

Ed Telle arrived at Monday’s Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands Racetrack with the intentions of buying one horse, Miso Fast. Several hours later, Telle accomplished his goal....read on

Trudeau Surprises Western Fair

January 15, 2018:

He took in harness racing on the frozen Rideau Canal in 1979. He photobombed a winner’s circle presentation during Old Home Week in 2016. And now Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made his presence felt at the Western Fair District....read on

Ex-Groom Heading To The Olympics

January 15, 2018:

The close ties between harness racing and hockey definitely do not stop at the 49th parallel. The most recent proof of that is the son of an established Canadian Standardbred trainer who has been named to the U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team....read on

Saratoga Blood Drive Upcoming

January 15, 2018:

Saratoga Casino Hotel is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a Blood Drive on Monday, January 22....read on

Five-Bagger For Wilfong

January 15, 2018:

On another cold and snowy evening (Sunday, January 14) at Hawthorne Race Course, the second week of the winter meet concluded with a fine performance on the track from driver Kyle Wilfong....read on

‘Drachan’ Does It Again

January 15, 2018:

Drachan Hanover, driven by Wally Hennessey, sent his foes packing on Sunday night (January 14) at Pompano Park, as the six-year-old son of Jeremes Jet scored a handy two and a half-length win in 1:52 in the $11,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Buffalo Trying To Open Meet Wednesday

January 15, 2018:

After a pair of cancellations due to poor weather conditions this past weekend, Buffalo Raceway will once again try to get its 2018 season off the ground with an 11-race card slated for Wednesday evening (January 17)....read on

ATSS Stallion Registrations Coming Due

January 15, 2018:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association would like to remind stallion owners and lessees that the deadline to register a stallion with the Atlantic Sires Stakes program for the 2018 breeding season, without paying a late fee, is January 31....read on

Hervey, Smallsreed Winners Announced

January 15, 2018:

On Monday (January 15), the United States Harness Writers Association announced the winners of the 2017 John Hervey Awards....read on

Race Reports Pilot To Expand, Continue

January 15, 2018:

As part of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s commitment to transparency and enhanced communication, the AGCO has been piloting the posting of Race Reports after each card of racing at a number at a number of racetracks....read on

2018 OSS Schedule Released

January 15, 2018:

The Ontario Sires Stakes has released the 2018 OSS schedule and it is now available for viewing online....read on

Lets Wait And See Takes Preferred

January 14, 2018:

Lets Wait And See and driver Colin Kelly closed out Flamboro Downs' harness racing program on Sunday night (January 14) with a front-stepping victory in the $8,500 Preferred 3 Pace for trainer Scott Friend....read on

Chappell Trainees Triumphant At Fraser

January 14, 2018:

Trainer John Chappell won early and often during Fraser Downs' Sunday afternoon (January 14) harness racing program....read on

Connections Reflect On 'Beach'

January 14, 2018:

"The people that he exposed us to is probably one of the big things I will remember. The ride he took us on, the way he made us feel when he was racing. I never went into a race thinking he was going to be beat."...read on

Another Breath Repeats In Ohio Open

January 14, 2018:

An Open Trot and a trio of first leg divisions of the Claim To Fame Late Closer for $30,000 claimers, all for $25,000 purses, shared the spotlight on the Sunday (January 14) matinee at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Dover Dan Book Full And Closed

January 14, 2018:

The Dover Dan Syndicate announced on Sunday, Jan. 14 that trotting stallion Dover Dan's book is full and closed for the 2018 breeding season....read on

Somebeachsomewhere Passes

January 14, 2018:

Trot Insider has received confirmation that Somebeachsomewhere p,3,1:46.4 ($3,328,755), the superstar Standardbred both on the racetrack and in the breeding shed, has passed away at the age of 13....read on

Tense Moments For ‘Rose Run’ Backers

January 14, 2018:

A late break in stride by Czar Seelster sealed the deal for Rose Run Quest in the Sunday afternoon feature at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

‘Syl’s $20 Win Mutuel Tops Truro Card

January 14, 2018:

A compact, six-dash card went postward on Sunday (January 14) at Truro Raceway, and the Paul Langille-driven Electric Syl produced the largest win mutuel of the afternoon, as the 10-year-old Electric Stena gelding clicked at odds of 9-1 and returned $20.60 to win....read on

Top PA Fair Performers Honoured

January 14, 2018:

The best humans and horses on the Pennsylvania fair circuit this past year were honoured on Saturday (January 13) at a banquet held at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort....read on

Money Maven Is Merciless

January 14, 2018:

Favoured Money Maven (Yannick Gingras, $5.40) held sway after a long grind Sunday afternoon (January 14) and won Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Nevada Mulling Racing Game

January 14, 2018:

Races telecast via simulcast to sportsbooks is generally the extent of horse racing’s presence in Nevada’s gaming industry. Although, if the state gaming commission rules in its favour, a new form of horse racing wagering could become more prevalent in Las Vegas....read on

USTA’s District 1 Meets

January 14, 2018:

Despite a snowstorm the night before, USTA District 1 conducted its annual membership meeting on Saturday (January 13) at the Doubletree Hotel in Worthington, Ohio....read on

Dale Owens Passes

January 14, 2018:

Former Louisville Downs executive Dale Edward Owens, 67, of Louisville, Ky., passed away on Thursday (January 11)....read on

Duncan Price Passes

January 14, 2018:

Duncan Price, 74, a longtime harness horseman, passed away this past Tuesday (January 9)....read on

Young S-Bred Owner’s Selfless B-Day Act

January 14, 2018:

There is one day a year when people are completely justified in being selfish – on their birthdays, of course. People tend to plan their self-indulgent birthday celebrations exactly the way they want them, and rightfully so. That is why it is so remarkable that a 13-year-old harness racing participant is putting others before herself when it comes to her special day....read on

Meadowlands' Saturday Highlights

January 14, 2018:

Yannick Gingras was the go-to guy Saturday night (January 13) at The Meadowlands, winning multiple times on the 14-race card....read on

Foiled Again Wins Season's Debut

January 14, 2018:

As George Brennan succinctly said, “What can I say?”...read on

Woodbine Feature To American Virgin

January 13, 2018:

Favourite American Virgin collared pacesetter Nirvana Seelster late in the mile to win the $27,000 top level conditioned class and cap off a Saturday night training triple for O'Brien Award finalist Richard Moreau....read on

Manhattan Beach, Tetrick Stay Hot

January 13, 2018:

It took Manhattan Beach two tries, but the son of Somebeachsomewhere got his initial victory of 2018 in the $25,000 Open Pace at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night (January 13)....read on

USTA Meeting Discusses Rule Changes

January 13, 2018:

The United States Trotting Association’s District 7, encompassing Pennsylvania, held its annual membership meeting on Saturday (January 13) at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort....read on

Starkewski Stable Triples At Northlands

January 13, 2018:

Rod Starkewski enjoyed a successful Saturday at Northlands Park with a training triple early on the 11-race program....read on

Pompano Pick 5 Carryover Saturday

January 13, 2018:

The Pick 5 sequence eluded patrons on Wednesday, January 11 at Pompano Park, resulting in a $6,949 carryover into Saturday, January 13's card. The Pick 5 offers a 50-cent minimum and begins on the first race of the program....read on

Western Hill Sharpening Into Form

January 13, 2018:

"They said, ‘we want to continue on as a four-year-old with him, we just want to give him a shot.’ Who’s going to turn down a shot on a horse like that?”...read on

SC Rewind: Turning Back Time

January 13, 2018:

This week's Rewind travels well back in time as Robert Smith recalls what racing was like 75 years ago....read on

Fraser's First 2018 Open To Illwinifican

January 13, 2018:

Following two weeks of cancellations, live harness racing resumed at Fraser Downs on Friday night (January 12) featuring a $12,000 Open Pace won by Illwinifican....read on

Bettors, Miller Are Big Winners At Big M

January 13, 2018:

After cold temperatures cancelled racing at the Meadowlands a week ago, Big M fans and driver Brett Miller enjoyed the unseasonable warmth in a big way as racing resumed on a rainy Friday night (January 12)....read on

Another U.S. Win For Sally Fletcher A

January 12, 2018:

Odds-on Sally Fletcher A (Jason Bartlett, $2.70) was saved by the wire Friday night (January 12), winning Yonkers Raceway’s first-of-the-season $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace....read on


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