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Delaware's 2017 Standouts Feted

January 12, 2018:

Just under 300 horsemen, legislators, including the governor of Delaware John Carney, and friends of harness racing in the First State turned out for the 21st annual Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) Awards Dinner at the Modern Maturity Center, in Dover, on Friday, Jan. 12....read on

Moreau Mares Fight To The Finish

January 12, 2018:

Richard Moreau trainees Ms Mac N Cheese and Witch Dali engaged in a stretch duel with the former coming out on top in Friday's featured $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred Pace at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Like Father, Like Father

January 12, 2018:

When Yankee Up and True Horizon cracked open the new year of harness racing in Alberta -- winning this past weekend’s Snowshoe and Snowflake series’ at Northlands Park -- Bill Andrew and Jim Rhodes cracked open big grins....read on

Big M To Host WHHC Qualifiers

January 12, 2018:

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment’s first handicapping contest of 2018 takes place on Saturday, January 20....read on

Yonkers Announces Sunday Post Time

January 12, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway‘s Sunday (Jan. 14) program will offer a first post of 11:30 a.m. Eastern....read on

Standardbred Canada Office Closure

January 12, 2018:

Due to the onset of inclement weather, the Standardbred Canada office has closed early on Friday (Jan. 12)....read on

'NA Harness Update' Preview

January 12, 2018:

The schedule for North American Harness Update is set for its show Friday, January 12....read on

Miami Valley Abandons Friday Races

January 12, 2018:

Due to an impending forecasted ice storm that will make travel to and from the track unsafe, Miami Valley has canceled the races for Friday (Jan. 12)....read on

Ontario Stallion Registration Due Today

January 12, 2018:

Today (Monday, January 15) is the deadline to register a stallion with the Standardbred Improvement Program (OSS program) for the 2018 breeding season without incurring a late fee....read on

Drivers Weigh In On Yonkers Pick 5

January 12, 2018:

Two of Yonkers Raceway’s leading drivers, Jason Bartlett and George Brennan, discussed their drives in the Friday night (Jan. 12) Pick 5 sequence and their approach to racing without a passing lane on the half-mile oval....read on

Charlottetown Postpones Until Sunday

January 12, 2018:

Due to the weather forecast for Prince Edward Island on Saturday (Jan. 13), the harness racing program scheduled for Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park will now go on Sunday (Jan. 14)....read on

Meet Your Red Carpet Emcee!

January 12, 2018:

The 2017 O’Brien Awards, scheduled for Saturday, February 3 will have an Academy Awards theme which of course will include a traditional walk down the red carpet for guests arriving at the Black Tie Gala!...read on

Delaware Awards Dinner On Saturday

January 12, 2018:

The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) will hold its 21st annual meeting followed by its popular awards dinner on Saturday (Jan. 13). In addition, Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) champions will be honoured at the event....read on

Western Fair Qualifiers Postponed

January 12, 2018:

The Raceway at Western Fair District has been forced to postpone Friday morning's (Jan. 12) qualifying session due to the unseasonably warm temperatures and rain overnight....read on

Grand Slam For Perfect Mass

January 11, 2018:

Not even a jump up the class ladder was enough to derail Perfect Mass for a fourth consecutive victory in Monday’s featured trotting tilt at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Cajon Lightning Wires Them Up

January 11, 2018:

Cajon Lightning took the lead early on the way to his fifth win of the meet romping to a 1:51.2 success in Thursday’s $25,000 Open pace at Dover Downs....read on

Meadows Card Cut Short

January 11, 2018:

The Meadows cancelled Thursday’s live card after three races when a rapid thaw created soft, potentially unsafe spots on the track. Live racing resumes Tuesday, first post 1:05 p.m....read on

Pearl ‘PJ’ Johnson Passes

January 11, 2018:

Pearl W. Johnson, ‘PJ,’ 74, the man, the legend, of Ray, Ohio, formerly of Lithopolis, passed away on Monday, January 8 surrounded by his loving family....read on

Changes Pending To Eligibility Rules

January 11, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that the recent stakes eligibility rules outlined by the Woodbine Entertainment Group and The Meadowlands under the umbrella of the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI) may undergo some changes before the end of the month....read on

Goudreau Victory Special For Reider

January 11, 2018:

James Kennedy was able to work out a perfect trip from the rail with Walker Meister in last weekend’s Shelly Goudreau final. He rewarded his backers to the tune of $27 while lowering his lifetime mark to 1:52.3 in the process....read on

Mixed Sale To Donate To Fire Victims

January 11, 2018:

Moved by the tragedy at San Luis Rey training centre, Barretts will be donating 10 per cent of its commissions from the January 17 mixed sale to the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation for victims of the fire as needed....read on

Yonkers’ $40K (G) Friday Pick 5

January 11, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway’s Friday evening (January 12) Pick 5 wager will start with a double carryover of $15,113.25 as well as a $40,000 guaranteed pool....read on

Pocono Casino Licence Renewed

January 11, 2018:

On Wednesday (January 10), the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board unanimously voted to renew the Category 1 Racetrack Casino operator's licence of Downs Racing, L.P., operator of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Luzerne County....read on

Thursday Flamboro Card Cancelled

January 11, 2018:

Officials with Flamboro Downs have informed Trot Insider that the track’s scheduled program of live racing for tonight (Thursday, January 11) has been cancelled....read on

Celebrity Artemis Upsets At Pompano

January 11, 2018:

On Wednesday (January 10) at Pompano Park, driver Dewayne Minor was in the bike for an upset, as Celebrity Artemis scored at odds of 15-1 in the track’s $11,000 featured trot for the mares....read on

MacDonald To Mingle With Greats

January 11, 2018:

It has been announced that the 2017 World Driving Champion James MacDonald will soon be rubbing shoulders with some of the best hockey players that Canada has produced....read on

Know An Outstanding RUS Contributor?

January 11, 2018:

After four years of pari-mutuel wagering, Racing Under Saddle Ontario has come together with The Raceway at Western Fair District to join the track’s annual awards banquet....read on

Buffalo's Meet-Opening Cards Cancelled

January 11, 2018:

Officials with Buffalo Raceway have announced that the track’s meet-opening cards that were scheduled for this Friday and Saturday have been cancelled....read on

Update On Obrigado

January 11, 2018:

Trainer/co-owner Paul Kelley has provided an update on open trotting star Obrigado, who is looking to bounce back to top form in 2018....read on

$125K (G) Pool Headlines ‘Big M’ Friday

January 11, 2018:

The Meadowlands Racetrack will resume live racing on Friday (January 12) with a Pick-5 guaranteed pool of $125,000....read on

Dover Hat Trick For Divas Image

January 10, 2018:

Winning is getting to be a habit for Divas Image, who captured her third consecutive $25,000 Mares Open pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday (Jan. 10)....read on

Muscle Matters Rebounds In London

January 10, 2018:

Muscle Matters ($7.10) sustained a first-over grind for nine-sixteenths of a mile to wear down pacesetter Seeyou Men in the featured $11,500 Preferred 2 for trotters on an unseasonably mild Wednesday evening (Jan. 10) at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Whambamthankumaam Sprints Off

January 10, 2018:

Ontario-bred distaffer Whambamthankumaam skyrocketed to the front with a quick backside burst that caught the field flat-footed, and she rolled to a convincing 11-1 victory in Wednesday’s (Jan. 10) feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 conditioned trot for fillies and mares....read on

'Post Time' Thursday Preview

January 10, 2018:

Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce their lineup for Thursday morning’s show, to air live at 10:30 a.m. Eastern....read on

Earlier Qualifier Post At Yonkers

January 10, 2018:

Due to the new earlier evening post time (6:50 p.m.), Yonkers Raceway has pushed Friday qualifiers (and subsequent non-betting races down the line) up to a 5:30 p.m. start, half an hour earlier than the previous norm....read on

Farber Seeks ‘Another Chapter’

January 10, 2018:

“My plans are for him to return to being a stakes-level performer. I’m a very conservative guy. This business will make you a conservative guy. But I got a little taste of it with my father with Run The Table and got another little taste of it with Opening Night. The idea is to try to win some big races.”...read on

Jeanne Ferland Passes

January 10, 2018:

Jeanne M. Ferland, 83, passed away on December 30, 2017, at her home following a period of declining heath....read on

William Robinson Passes

January 10, 2018:

William James Robinson, 84, of Findlay, Ohio, one of the co-owners of $3.9 million winner Won The West, along with many other major stakes winners, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at his Columbus, Ohio home....read on

Brian Kelley Passes

January 10, 2018:

Standardbred horseman Brian J. Kelley, 59, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on January 3....read on

RUS NY Names Committee Officers

January 10, 2018:

Officers and directors have been selected to the 2018 RUS New York Management Committee....read on

Gary Budahn Trot Brings Out Silverlode

January 10, 2018:

Silverlode, an impressive winner of last week’s prep, looms strictly the one to beat in Friday night’s featured $8,300 Gary Budahn Trot....read on

Get Ready To Outsmart The Police

January 10, 2018:

If you’re a trivia buff, you’re a Person of Interest for Grand River Raceway’s second annual Grand Trivia Night with Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington on Saturday, February 17....read on

‘Big M’ Offering $125K Pick 5 Pool Friday

January 10, 2018:

Last week’s sub-zero wind chills forced the cancellation of racing at the Meadowlands Racetrack, but with forecasts calling for temperatures in the 50s, the ‘Big M’ will return this Friday night (January 12) and will offer some opportunities to hit big on the 14-race card....read on

Buffalo Meet To Start Friday

January 10, 2018:

The first dash of Buffalo Raceway’s 2018 season will take place this Friday night (January 12), and it is only fitting that the contest will feature three award winners from the track’s 2017 season....read on

Details Of Michigan's '18 Stakes Program

January 10, 2018:

Officials with the Michigan Harness Horsemen’s Association have announced the 2018 early-closing colt stakes program for Michigan-sired and Michigan-bred horses, which will be contested at Northville Downs and at county fair meetings across the state....read on

Harness Racing Song Released

January 10, 2018:

It has been announced that a new song about harness racing has been released....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

January 10, 2018:

In late November we had our year-end board meeting, and some interesting items came out of it....read on / continuer à lire

Call For 2018 Two-Year-Olds

January 10, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is soliciting all your 2018 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

McKirgan Voted Into Ohio Hall Of Fame

January 9, 2018:

Donald 'Don' McKirgan, one of the top trainers in the state of Ohio, has been elected as the newest member of the Ohio Harness Racing Hall of Fame. He was elected by a vote of the Ohio chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association....read on

No Training Wednesday At Western Fair

January 9, 2018:

Officials at The Raceway at Western Fair District wish to advise horsepeople that the half-mile oval will be closed Wednesday, January 10 for training....read on


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