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Yonkers To Kick Season Off Sunday

January 2, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway will begin its 238-program, 2018 live season this coming Sunday (January 7), with a 12-race matinee card....read on

President’s Awards To Burkett, Settlemoir

January 2, 2018:

Positive commentary and industrious promotion of harness racing are the best ways to gain new owners, fans and gamblers, as well as retain the ones already engaged in order to keep this industry viable for the next generation. And there is no one that does these things more effectively on a daily basis than T.J. Burkett and Jason Settlemoir....read on

Sunshine Beach '18 Book Full, Closed

January 2, 2018:

Blue Chip Farms is pleased to announce that the book for world class pacer Sunshine Beach is full and closed for 2018....read on

Wild Wanda Wows With Win

January 2, 2018:

Wild Wanda, who was perfectly rated by Ricky Macomber Jr., tamed her foes with a 1:52.4 win in Pompano Park's $11,000 Open Handicap Pace for Mares on Monday night (January 1)....read on

Century Downs Stall Apps Coming Due

January 2, 2018:

Officials with Century Downs have informed Trot Insider that stall applications are due Monday, January 8 for winter training only....read on

Western Fair Friday Box Left Open, Conditions Added

January 2, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that conditions have been added and the entry box has been left open for the Friday, January 5 program of live racing at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Western Fair Post Time Changes

January 2, 2018:

Officials with The Raceway at Western Fair District wish to advise customers and horsepeople that the track has made a slight adjustment to its first race post on Friday night programs....read on

World Of Rocknroll Changes Hands

January 2, 2018:

It has been announced that the ownership of stallion World Of Rocknroll has changed hands....read on

Updated: Dale Baker Passes

January 2, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Southern Ontario-based breeder/owner Dale Baker, of London, Ont., passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the age of 78....read on

Joe Foley Passes

January 2, 2018:

Joe Foley, 72, passed away peacefully in a nursing home the week before Christmas after several months of suffering from dementia....read on

Jay Laing Passes

January 2, 2018:

Jay Lewis Laing, 2, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on December 28, 2017, at Van Wert County Hospital’s emergency room....read on

William Paull Passes

January 2, 2018:

William Glessner Paull, DVM, 77, passed away at home on December 30, 2017....read on

Jake Loewen Just Upsets At London

January 1, 2018:

Woodbine invader Jake Loewen ($26.50) took full advantage of a pocket trip and a contested pace, just reaching to collar Boomboom Ballykeel in the final stride of a 1:57.4 mile in the featured $11,500 Preferred 2 pacing event on New Year’s Day at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Splashed, Great Kate In Dover Dead Heat

January 1, 2018:

The photo-finish camera was needed to decide a four-horse photograph, deeming race favourite Splashed and 22-1 shot Great Kate having finished in a 1:55.1 dead heat in the $12,000 feature trot on a chilly Monday (Jan. 1) with temperatures in the low teens Fahrenheit at Dover Downs....read on

Western Fair Announces Award Winners

January 1, 2018:

Goldstar Badlands and Jagersro, with 11 wins each, headline the list of 2017 award winners at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Drachan Hanover Takes Pompano Feature

January 1, 2018:

Drachan Hanover, masterfully handled by Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey, took top honours in Pompano Park's New Year's Eve featured $11,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday (Dec. 31), stopping the timer in 1:52....read on

Large Carryovers Monday At Pompano

January 1, 2018:

The front half of the New Year’s Eve program was laced with upsets at Pompano Park, leaving a wake of carryovers for the first program of 2018 to be held on Monday night (Jan. 1)....read on

Fraser Monday Card Cancelled

January 1, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that the New Year’s Day program of live racing that had been scheduled for Fraser Downs in Surrey, British Columbia has been cancelled....read on

Harness Racing's 2017 Leaders

January 1, 2018:

Trot Insider has compiled a list of Canada’s 2017 leading drivers and trainers at racetracks across the country in recognition of their accomplishments....read on

Meet January's Photographer

January 1, 2018:

The Heart of Harness Racing Calendar is back for 2018 and the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club would like to thank everyone who sent submissions for the calendar!...read on

Campbell Closes 2017 With A Bang

January 1, 2018:

After demolishing record after record in the 2017 racing season, Marc Campbell continued his record campaign on the New Year’s Eve card at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park Sunday, December 31....read on

Veterans Cap Careers Victorious

December 31, 2017:

Western Fair hosted the $6,000 Auld Lang Syne Trot and Auld Lang Syne Pace on the New Year's Eve card Sunday, December 31, with 14-year-olds Weskey and Pacific Oaks claiming victory in their final start....read on

Close Finishes Featured At Flamboro

December 31, 2017:

The New Year's Eve program at Flamboro Downs Sunday, December 31 featured three Preferred events, all ending in close finishes to close out the 2017 season....read on

Pair Of Veterans Go Out Winners

December 31, 2017:

In what was their final day of eligibility for a pari-mutuel race, a pair of 14-year-old veterans bucked the odds and posted the last win of their careers on Sunday, December 31 at Truro Raceway....read on

Prix De Bourgogne To Propulsion

December 31, 2017:

On Sunday (December 31), Propulsion, the six-year-old son of Muscle Hill that raced under the tutelage of trainer Tony Alagna while in North America, captured the Grade II €120,000 Prix de Bourgogne at Vincennes in a mile-rated 1:53.2....read on

Francis ‘Franny’ Bond Passes

December 31, 2017:

Francis R. Bond, 86, a longtime owner, driver and trainer at Batavia Downs and Buffalo Raceway, passed away peacefully during the morning of Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, NY....read on

Fraser, Northlands Cancel

December 31, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that the New Year’s Eve programs of live racing that had been scheduled for Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta and Fraser Downs in Surrey, British Columbia have been cancelled....read on

Samuel Camarata Passes

December 31, 2017:

Standardbred racehorse owner Samuel M. Camarata passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 24 at age 79....read on

Canadians To Descend On Miami Valley

December 31, 2017:

Many of the continent's most talented and prolific drivers will descend on Miami Valley Raceway in southwest Ohio from January 7-9 to determine the winner of the second annual ‘North America Drivers Championship.’...read on

'Cashel' Rocks In Big M Feature

December 31, 2017:

Rock Of Cashel won his second straight off a four-month layoff, taking the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot on Saturday, December 30 at the Meadowlands....read on

Season Wraps At Dayton Raceway

December 30, 2017:

Manhattan Beach won the $18,500 Open Pace, Kayne Kauffman and Jeff Brewer were crowned leading driver and leading trainer, respectively, and starter Mike Woebkenberg was presented with an appreciation blanket for his yeoman efforts promoting harness racing - all as the curtain dropped on Hollywood Dayton Raceway's fourth meet, its most successful to date....read on

Nower Power Pounces In Alliance

December 30, 2017:

Brushing to the top around the final turn, Nower Power, the second-public choice, cruised to a four-and-a-half length victory in the $11,400 Alliance Claiming Series final for $15,000 conditioned claiming trotters at Flamboro Downs on Saturday, December 30....read on

Classicality Subdues Wind Of The North

December 30, 2017:

For the second time in 10 days, Classicality turned back the challenge of Wind Of The North and captured Saturday’s (Dec. 30) $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Unseated Rider Costs Bettor $571K

December 30, 2017:

A bettor was mere yards away from a $571,000 jackpot in the Rainbow Pick 6 at Gulfstream Park on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 28), when rider Emisael Jaramillo was unseated by clear leader Cryogenic not even three strides from the finish of the one-mile turf finale....read on

Reminder: New Woodbine Post Time

December 30, 2017:

Effective Saturday, January 6, 2018, Woodbine Racetrack’s new Standardbred post time will be 7:10 p.m. Eastern....read on

SC Rewind: Winter Picture Parade

December 30, 2017:

In this the final Rewind for 2017, Robert Smith centres his story around the perils of winter's sometimes harsh weather and its effects on horse people....read on

Dion On Flanagan Memory's Career

December 30, 2017:

One of the top Canadian trotters of the past decade, Ontario-sired and Québec-owned Flanagan Memory, has been retired....read on

Front End Speed Holds Up In Features

December 30, 2017:

On another competitive evening of racing that saw several staple wagers come back with big payouts, speed horses reigned supreme at The Meadowlands on Friday, taking the track’s three featured events, all of which had the condition of non-winners of $11,500 in their last five starts, while leading at every call....read on

Juslikeaqueen Rules Again At Dayton

December 29, 2017:

Juslikeaqueen continued her every-other-week winning tradition on Friday night (December 29) during Hollywood Dayton Raceway’s penultimate program of its 2017 meet....read on

Callie Magoo Upsets In Alliance Final

December 29, 2017:

Overlooked at odds of 18-1 despite posting an upset victory in the opening round, Callie Magoo ($38.40) fashioned another front-stepping score in the $12,000 final of the Alliance Claiming Series on Friday night (December 29) at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Yankee Up Exceeding Expectations

December 29, 2017:

Alberta harness trainer/driver Jamie Gray didn’t know what he had this year in Yankee Up, but suffice it to say that he wasn’t expecting very much....read on

Fraser Downs Abandoned Friday Races

December 29, 2017:

Horsepeople and punters alike are advised that Fraser Downs abandoned the racing program scheduled for Friday, Dec. 29, due to inclement and changing weather conditions causing the track to be unfit for racing....read on

Campbell's 'Quest' To Culminate Sunday

December 29, 2017:

The top pacers in 'coast racing' are just part of the hottest party on Prince Edward Island, as Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park rings in the new year....read on

What The Hill To Stand In Ohio

December 29, 2017:

Hickory Lane Farm of Findlay, Ohio has partnered with Taylor Made Stallions, Inc. and Steve Stewart of Hunterton Farm, both of Lexington, Ky., to purchase the 2017 Dan Patch award-winning Three-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year What The Hill, who will stand the 2018 breeding season in Ohio at Hickory Lane Farm....read on

‘NA Harness Update’ Friday Preview

December 29, 2017:

North American Harness Update has announced the schedule for its season finale, to air Friday, December 29....read on

Caretaker Of The Year Deadline Nears

December 29, 2017:

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Caretaker of the Year. The award, in its third year of sponsorship by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park (HRRNP) in conjunction with the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport — the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the horses on a daily basis....read on

Fear The Dragon Book Closed

December 29, 2017:

Midland Acres has announced that the inaugural book of 2017 North America Cup champion Fear The Dragon is now full and closed....read on

Holt, Carter, Wild West Show Honoured

December 29, 2017:

Three entities who gained a large measure of harness racing success while connected to upstate New York have been named Dan Patch award winners in voting by the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), the largest media organization in the sport....read on

OHHA To Offer Scholarships

December 29, 2017:

For the twelfth year in a row, the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) is offering scholarships to children of active OHHA members....read on

Sprint World Record For Winyard Hanover

December 29, 2017:

Winyard Hanover, driven by Wally Hennessey for trainer Mike Deters, set the world record for a five-eighths mile dash on a five-eighths mile track by scorching the South Florida oval in 1:08....read on


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