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Sportsmuffler Silences Buffalo Mares

April 4, 2018:

Sportsmuffler ($6.60) silenced her competition in Buffalo Raceway's featured $10,400 Open Pace for the mares on Wednesday night (April 4) by romping to a convincing six-length decision over Hey Kobe in 1:57.2 over a 'fast' track....read on

Ready Player One?

April 4, 2018:

Have you ever wondered if playing video games is tougher than piloting a race-ready Standardbred? If you haven’t, James MacDonald, Canada’s reigning world driving champion, has done his best to try to find the answer for you....read on

Changes To The Rules Of Racing

April 4, 2018:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release a suite of reforms as part of the 'Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario' project....read on

Caretaker Spotlight: Emilia Svensson

April 4, 2018:

We often see signs and slogans, that read Dream Big or Live, Laugh and Love, but how often do people have the courage to chase after those dreams and make them reality?...read on

'Dreams' Best In Meadows Series

April 4, 2018:

Treasure Dreams moved smartly first-over to grind down Matrona and capture her $15,000 opening-leg division of the Margaret Provost Memorial Trot Wednesday (April 4) at The Meadows....read on

'Post Time' Announces Thursday Lineup

April 4, 2018:

Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce their lineup for Thursday morning (April 5) at 10:30 a.m. EDT....read on

First Time Survivor Wins WHHC Berth

April 4, 2018:

John Masslon of Pittsburgh, Pa., won the grand prize in the 2017-2018 Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment Winter Survival Challenge, which ran from November 4, 2017 through March 24, 2018....read on

Century Cancels Saturday Card

April 4, 2018:

Officials with Century Downs have announced that the track has been forced to cancel its program of live racing that was scheduled for this Saturday (April 7)....read on

S-Bred Show Series At Can-Am

April 4, 2018:

The Ontario Standardbred Show Series has announced that it will be promoting the breed at the Can Am Equine Expo in Markham this weekend....read on

Spotlight On The Grand Circuit

April 4, 2018:

The publicity department for the Grand Circuit has sent out its weekly recap and preview of Grand Circuit races....read on

Streaking Mares Hitting Their Strides

April 4, 2018:

Pacing mares Cenalta Call Girl and Delightfully Wild will head into this week’s action at Cal Expo with significant winning streaks in tow....read on

Positive Feedback On ‘Big M’ Promo

April 4, 2018:

If March was any indication, it really does pay to be an ‘owner’ at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Last Chance To Qualify For The WHHC

April 4, 2018:

Last Chance to Qualify for the World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com this Saturday....read on

ASBA Annual General Meeting Details

April 4, 2018:

Officials with the Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association have informed Trot Insider of some of the details in regard to the organization’s upcoming annual general meeting....read on

Who Will Advance From Ontario?

April 4, 2018:

Of the nine drivers announced to compete in the Ontario Regional Driving Championship this May, which two do you think will advance to the 2018 National Driving Championship?....read on

Woodbine Top Ten: #5

April 4, 2018:

For 25 years, fans at Woodbine Racetrack have witnessed some of harness racing's best horses and some of Canadian harness racing's greatest memories....read on

Simons Near-Sweeps Weiss Prelim

April 3, 2018:

Driver Mike Simons guided two of the three divisional winners in the $15,000 first prelim of the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting mares Tuesday, April 3 over a ‘sloppy’ surface at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Sr Beach Babe Best In London

April 3, 2018:

Colin Kelly piloted Sr Beach Babe, sent to post as the 8-5 favourite, to a three-quarter length victory in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 2 Handicap on Tuesday, April 3 over a 'sloppy' track at The Raceway At Western Fair District....read on

NAADA Donates Over $10,000 To Charity

April 3, 2018:

Over the years the North American Amateur Drivers Association (NAADA) has donated to worthy charities, and this year NAADA has contributed over $10,000 to charitable causes....read on

Agent Mac Wins Third Straight

April 3, 2018:

Agent Mac won his three straight when scoring in the opening leg of the Ben Wood Memorial Trot on Tuesday, April 3 at The Meadows, wearing down the leader, What A Hunk, with a persistent uncovered move that carried him to victory....read on

Sectionline Bigry Breaks Track Record

April 3, 2018:

Sectionline Bigry set a track record when winning the $17,500 Omar Hiteman Memorial, one of two in another pair of ‘Lebanon Legends’ late-closer events, on the Tuesday, April 3 matinee at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Long-Term Funding Webinar Details

April 3, 2018:

The long-term funding agreement for Ontario's horse racing industry was formally announced late last month, and, in turn, Ontario Racing will now be conducting a webinar this Thursday (April 5) to discuss the agreement in more detail....read on

Update On ‘Durham Live’

April 3, 2018:

On Tuesday (April 3), Ontario Gaming GTA LP announced that it will be proceeding towards ‘municipal permitting’ for the proposed ‘Durham Live’ entertainment and tourism destination. The expansion is being planned for a strategic location off of Highway 401 and on the Pickering side of the Pickering/Ajax border....read on

Ontario Regional Drivers Set

April 3, 2018:

The road to the 2018 National Driving Championship (NDC) scheduled at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, September 26 will kick off with the Ontario Regional Driving Championship, the first of four regional events....read on

Rural Ontario Institute Names Acting CEO

April 3, 2018:

The Rural Ontario Institute has implemented a transition plan in the wake of CEO Rob Black’s appointment to the Senate of Canada....read on

USTA Seeking Social Media Manager

April 3, 2018:

The U.S. Trotting Association is currently accepting applications for the Social Media Promotion and Publicity position in the Communications Department at the USTA office in Westerville, Ohio....read on

Plainridge Gearing Up

April 3, 2018:

Opening day at Plainridge Park Casino is quickly approaching. The 2018 season will get underway on Monday, April 16 and horsepeople are asked to take note of some important items....read on

Galarina Finds The Seam At Pompano

April 3, 2018:

Galarina, who was patiently driven by Andy Santeramo, took top honours in Pompano Park's $13,200 open pacing feature for mares on Monday night (April 2), as she slipped through along the pylons late to score in 1:53....read on

Rideau Postpones Schooling Session

April 3, 2018:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have informed Trot Insider that the schooling session that had been planned for this Wednesday (April 4) has had to be postponed....read on

‘Hot Lady’ Is Stepping Out

April 3, 2018:

“She is beautifully gaited. She’s one of those that fools you a little bit. You look down at your watch and you’re surprised how fast you’ve gone.”...read on

Robert Gruber III Passes

April 3, 2018:

Longtime western New York Standardbred owner and trainer Robert Gruber III of Lakeview, NY passed away on Saturday, March 31 after suffering a medical emergency during an on-track training session....read on

‘All-Superfecta’ Mondays Well-Received

April 3, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway’s first ‘All-Superfecta Monday,’ which took place on April 2, found an audience....read on

Youth Literary Contest Announced

April 3, 2018:

Young Ontarians that possess a love of the Standardbred and a flair for the written word are encouraged to participate in the equine-themed Youth Literary Derby....read on

Woodbine Top Ten: #6

April 3, 2018:

For 25 years, fans at Woodbine Racetrack have witnessed some of harness racing's best horses and some of Canadian harness racing's greatest memories....read on

‘Legend’ Status For ‘Buck’, ‘Rocker’

April 2, 2018:

Another pair of 'Legends' champions were crowned at Miami Valley on Monday afternoon as Uncle Buck captured the $17,500 final of the Robert J. Brown Memorial Series and Canadian Rocker won the $17,500 George ‘Red’ Owens Memorial Series final....read on

Big Rich Rallies; Moreau & Roy Dominate

April 2, 2018:

Big Rich has participated in his fair share of Preferred events on the Woodbine Entertainment circuit, but going into Monday evening’s edition at Woodbine Racetrack he’d never won one....read on

Late Night By A Lip

April 2, 2018:

Mister X did all the heavy lifting in Monday’s $8,500 Preferred for horse and gelding pacers, but Mister X popped out late and posted the 11-1 upset over that front-stepping favourite....read on

Dance For Kisses In Upset Mode

April 2, 2018:

Shuffled to sixth at the three-quarters, Dance For Kisses roared wide through the lane to spring a 16-1 shocker in Monday’s $15,000 opening leg of the Ruby Cook Memorial Pace at The Meadows....read on

Dan Patch Awards To Orlando Again

April 2, 2018:

If you have everything prepared for a winning effort, and that effort results in success, and you have the same people in place for the next time – why make any changes from a winning formula?...read on

Seventy-Five Remain 'Cup' Eligible

April 2, 2018:

Only four horses dropped off the eligibility list for this year’s $1 million Pepsi North America Cup following the first sustaining payment on March 15....read on

Dan Patch Gala Returning To FL Location

April 2, 2018:

The United States Harness Writers Association has announced that its 2019 meetings and Dan Patch Awards Banquet will return to the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL, which proved very popular earlier this year....read on

Open Handicap To Hollywood Sign A

April 2, 2018:

Hollywood Sign A, the classy Australian-bred Life Sign gelding, led from first long stride to last while winning Pompano Park's $15,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night (April 1)....read on

No Discounting The ‘Luck’ Factor

April 2, 2018:

“We’re hoping to have a good year. It’s like one of those things, lucky and good. There is always a luck factor. You can breed the best mare to the best stallion and it doesn’t always work out. If you have a little luck on your side, it always helps. It’s always good.”...read on

Love For The Gold Cup & Saucer

April 2, 2018:

“I had always heard what a great event it was… but hearing about it and experiencing it are two different things. It’s one of the best events in harness racing."...read on

Rideau Schoolers Upcoming

April 2, 2018:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have provided Trot Insider with some of the details in regard to upcoming schooling races at the five-eighths-mile track....read on

NA Cup Amps Up The Star Power

April 2, 2018:

The $1 million Pepsi North America Cup will return bigger than ever this year to the newly renovated ‘Woodbine, Mohawk Park.’ The signature race of Woodbine Entertainment’s 2018 Standardbred season will take place on Saturday, June 16, with K. Trevor Wilson and Dylan Playfair from ‘Letterkenny’ and live music from country duo ‘Buck Twenty.’...read on

Woodbine Top Ten: #7

April 2, 2018:

For 25 years, fans at Woodbine Racetrack have witnessed some of harness racing's best horses and some of Canadian harness racing's greatest memories....read on

Melander On Her Tuesday Starters

April 2, 2018:

“We’re not as big as the biggest stables, but we try to get the best value out of the horses for our owners.”...read on

Three For Tessier At Rideau

April 1, 2018:

Trainer Yves Tessier conditioned three winners on the Sunday, April 1 program at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Its Huw You Know In Flamboro Preferred

April 1, 2018:

Grinding first over, its Huw You Know overpowered his competition in the $11,500 Preferred 2 Trot at Flamboro Downs on Sunday, April 1, winning by a length and a quarter in 1:57....read on


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