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Parker Sweeps Top Trots At Dover

January 9, 2018:

Driver Jack Parker Jr., trainer Carol Parker, and owner Jim Moore II swept the featured trots at Dover Downs on Tuesday, January 9, winning the $25,000 Open Handicap with Royal Becca J and a $13,000 sub feature with Nf Happenstance....read on

Meadows Pick 5 Guarantee Wednesday

January 9, 2018:

On Wednesday (January 10), The Meadows will offer a $15,000 total-pool guarantee for its Pick 5 wager....read on

Trace Tetrick Wins Drivers Championship

January 9, 2018:

With a furious stretch drive, Trace Tetrick won the final three races of the $25,000 North America Drivers Championship to capture the winner’s trophy and the $10,000 first prize....read on

Racing Mentioned In PEI Discussions

January 9, 2018:

News out of Prince Edward Island indicates that harness racing could potentially be part of a multi-million dollar event centre that has been proposed for Charlottetown....read on

Entry Box Changes At Yonkers

January 9, 2018:

Officials with Yonkers Raceway have announced that the track has made a change to its schedule in terms of the closing of some entry boxes....read on

Yonkers Announces Sunday Post Time

January 9, 2018:

Officials with Yonkers Raceway have announced the time for the track’s first-race post time this coming Sunday (January 14)....read on

Woodbine Qualifiers Moved

January 9, 2018:

Due to mild temperatures in the Toronto forecast for Thursday, officials with Woodbine Racetrack have moved this week’s qualifying session to this Friday afternoon (January 12)....read on

Caesars / Centaur Deal Gets Closer

January 9, 2018:

On Tuesday, January 9, Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) with respect to the previously-announced acquisition of Centaur Holdings, LLC....read on

Scarborough Downs Sold; Deal Firm

January 9, 2018:

It has been reported that the pending sale of Scarborough Downs has gone firm, and that the Terry family will continue to operate live racing at the facility and will retain the track’s 60 employees for at least the foreseeable future....read on

Ontario Quarter Horse Program Approved

January 9, 2018:

The 2018-19 Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program (QHRIDP) has been approved by the Ontario Racing Board of Directors. The 2018-19 QHRIDP was planned based on the recommendations of the industry representative Quarter Horse Advisory Group....read on

Sbrocco Encourages Partnerships

January 9, 2018:

“I’d advise people to go in with partners. How many times can you get Dan Patch winners when you buy horses on your own? You’re better off. Look around and try to get partners.”...read on

January Mixed Sale Updates Available

January 9, 2018:

The supplement catalogue and updated past performances for the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale are now available online and via the sale’s app....read on

Outstanding Groom Finalists Announced

January 9, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Outstanding Groom Award, sponsored for the third consecutive year by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

Rideau Training Closure Extended

January 9, 2018:

Officials at Rideau Carleton Raceway have informed Trot Insider that the current closure of the main track for training purposes has been extended....read on

Manitoba Awards Finalists Announced

January 8, 2018:

The Manitoba Harness Racing Industry announced the nominees for its 2017 year-end honours....read on

Gary Zima Passes

January 8, 2018:

Gary Zima of Edmonton, Alberta passed peacefully during the morning of Monday, January 1 with his daughter at his bedside. He was 62....read on

Odds On Amethyst Repeats In Preferred

January 8, 2018:

Brushing to the front approaching the final turn, Odds On Amethyst blew away his competition, coasting to a 1:53.2 victory as the favourite in the $34,000 Preferred at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday, January 8....read on

Boomboom Ballykeel Best In London

January 8, 2018:

Sent the odds-on favourite, Richard Moreau trainee Boomboom Ballykeel won the $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap Pace on the Monday, January 8 program at The Raceway at Western Fair District, as he went wire to wire in 1:57.2....read on

Malcolm 'Mac' Cripps Passes

January 8, 2018:

Malcolm 'Mac' Cripps passed away peacefully on New Years Day at the Saint John Regional Hospital after a short battle with cancer. He was 66 years old....read on

Four For Mister Virgin; 'Donut' Wins Trot

January 8, 2018:

Mister Virgin won his fourth consecutive start, taking the $17,500 feature pace, and Filled Donut romped in the $12,000 feature trot at Dover Downs on Monday, January 8....read on

USHWA Ohio Announces Award Winners

January 8, 2018:

The Ohio chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) has announced the winners of its 2017 awards....read on

Preferred Repeat For Phoenix Warrior N

January 8, 2018:

Phoenix Warrior N notched his second straight victory when he retook at the quarter and sailed home from there in Monday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

Flamboro Training, Qualifying Notices

January 8, 2018:

Due to the extreme mild weather and rain in the forecast for Thursday, Flamboro Downs will shift its upcoming qualifying date and close the track for training this week....read on

Devaux, Basilone Tops At Monticello

January 8, 2018:

One dynasty ends and another continues. Dolores Basilone secured her second consecutive training title at Monticello Raceway, and along the way she set a new mark with the most wins for a Monticello trainer....read on

Tuesday's Drivers Challenge Set

January 8, 2018:

The field is now complete for the 2018 North America Drivers Challenge at Miami Valley Raceway after two days of competition, and a number of Canadian-based drivers have advanced to Tuesday's $25,000 final....read on

The O’Briens: Harness Racing’s Version Of The Academy Awards

January 8, 2018:

The 90th edition of the Academy Awards take place on Sunday, March 4 but Canadian harness racing will feature our own version on Saturday, February 3 at the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala....read on

Yonkers Opener Nets $2 Million Handle

January 8, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway began its 2018 harness racing season with a bang Sunday afternoon, with more than $2.1 million in all sources wagering on the 12-race card....read on

Season High Handle At Pompano

January 8, 2018:

Sing For Me George, getting picturesque handling from Mickey McNichol, took top honours in Pompano Park's $11,000 Open Pace on Sunday night (January 7) as the 10-race program produced a season high handle....read on

Gary Warner Passes

January 8, 2018:

Gary Alan Warner passed away unexpectedly at his home in San Jose, Califorinia on December 14, 2017....read on

Successful 2017 For Woodbine

January 8, 2018:

Woodbine Entertainment (Woodbine) today announced that wagering on Woodbine’s 2017 Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing seasons rose soundly over the 2016 meets....read on

A More Mature Marion Marauder

January 8, 2018:

“There is a lot of excitement about his potential. But we understand that there’s thinking about doing it and then there’s achieving it. We have all those stages to go through. But we’re very fortunate to be in this position and we’re going to cherish every moment.”...read on

Rare Triple Dead-Heat To Win Sunday

January 8, 2018:

On a snowy Sunday evening at Hawthorne Race Course, one of the rarest events in harness racing occurred as a triple dead heat for victory took place....read on

UF Bettors Hanover Wins Preferred

January 7, 2018:

UF Bettors Hanover closed off cover and beat out Senior Market in a close finish during Sunday night's featured finale, the $8,500 Preferred 3 Pace, at Flamboro Downs....read on

Merriman Leads, Canadians Top 10 In Driving Tournament

January 7, 2018:

A pair of 'Buckeye' drivers, North American reigning dash champion Aaron Merriman and upstart Brady Galliers, each captured two races on the first day of two preliminary rounds to snare the top spots in the standings of the North America Drivers Championship at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Racer Feels Safer In The Cage

January 7, 2018:

It’s safe to say that you’re a pretty tough customer if you participate in four mixed martial arts fights over five days and medal in a sanctioned tournament. Surprisingly, the individual in question, who has a history in the horse racing industry, has said, “I definitely had hairier moments in horse racing than I’ve had in the cage.”...read on

Comments On Passing Lane Removal

January 7, 2018:

Horsepeople at Yonkers Raceway have commented about racing at the half-mile oval without a passing lane....read on

Twenty Horses Perish In Barn Fire

January 7, 2018:

Twenty horses tragically lost their lives in a barn fire that took place on Friday night (January 5)....read on

ARCI Model Rule Amendments Published

January 7, 2018:

The Association of Racing Commissioners International’s Board of Directors has published the latest revisions to its Model Rules of Racing....read on

Lady Netty N Passes

January 7, 2018:

It has been announced that 100-time career winner and longtime Pompano Park fan favourite Lady Netty N has passed away at the age of 30....read on

Yonkers’ 2018 Season Underway

January 7, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway took the bow off its 2018 season today (Sunday, January 7), and Consolidator, the lone mare in the track’s $50,000 Open Handicap Trot, captured the extended-distance event in 2:29....read on

Bagel Man Enjoying Retirement

January 7, 2018:

“I love happy endings, and it’s rewarding to give a retirement home to a horse who raced all these years.”...read on

British Columbia Stakes Adjusted

January 7, 2018:

It has been announced that the 2018 stakes schedule in British Columbia has been adjusted due to cards that have been lost because of the recent inclement winter weather on the west coast....read on

Winners Trot Headlines Dover Monday

January 7, 2018:

Sheer Assault and Filled Donut are the ones to beat in the $12,000 Winners-Trot feature, while Mister Virgin puts a three-race win streak on the line in a $17,500 Claiming pace on Monday, January 8 at Dover Downs....read on

Boys Round Here Rallies At Miami Valley

January 6, 2018:

Boys Round Here benefited from a second-over trip to capture the $24,000 Open Pace on Miami Valley Raceway’s second night of the 2018 meet Saturday, January 6....read on

Favourites Claim Northlands Finals

January 6, 2018:

Northlands Park hosted the $18,000 Snowflake Series Final, for fillies, and the $18,000 Snowshoe Series Final, for colts and geldings, on a 13-race matinee program Saturday, January 6....read on

Flat Foot Fluzy Passes

January 6, 2018:

Hall of Fame broodmare Flat Foot Fluzy passed Thursday (Jan. 4) in New Jersey, equine surgeon Dr. Patty Hogan, the wife of owner Ed Lohmeyer, said. Flat Foot Fluzy was 31....read on

Millionaire Meladys Monet Favoured

January 6, 2018:

Millionaire trotter Meladys Monet seeks to start the 2018 season of live racing at Yonkers Raceway the way he ended 2017, with a win in the featured Open Handicap....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1990s

January 6, 2018:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith presents the ongoing monthly feature Years Ago. For the first time ever he reviews the decade of the 1990's, the earliest part of which is now a mere 28 years ago; not as recent as one might think....read on

How Cold Is Too Cold To Race?

January 6, 2018:

At what temperature is it too cold to conduct horse racing?...read on

Safe From Terror Stays Hot At Miami Valley

January 5, 2018:

With the temperature hovering around 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-15° Celsius) on Opening Night at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday (January 5), Safe From Terror stayed as hot as ever capturing the $23,000 Mares Open Pace in 1:53.3....read on


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