People wishing to make donations to the victims of Monday night's tragic barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre are being asked to do so through an official GoFundMe page which has been set up by the Central Ontario Standardbred Association.
With the 2015 O’Brien Awards just one week away, expectations for an entertaining night are mounting. The evening will feature some of harness racing's most recognizable personalities, including co-hosts Ken Middleton and Greg Blanchard.
Buried at the pylons entering the stretch, Rockin Ron exploited a suddenly vacant Lightning Lane and scored an 8-1 upset in Saturday’s $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
Dein Spriggs has, literally, won the right to represent the Florida Amateur Driving Club (FADC) and the U.S.A. as Pompano Park gets set to host the Isle International Amateur Series on March 12 and 13 at the South Florida five-eighths mile oval.
Hawthorne Race Course, the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association and the Illinois Department of Agriculture would like remind horsemen that nominating payments for the 2016 Cardinal and Violet Stakes, to be contested at Hawthorne Race Course, are due to the Illinois Department of Agriculture by Monday, Feb. 15.
Opulent Yankee ($5.40) is finding his best stride again, capturing Friday (Feb. 5) evening's featured $25,000 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadowlands in pillar-to-post fashion, digging deep to hold sway for a 1:53 triumph in the night's second of 14 races.
Via release, the four horsepeople behind a polarizing proposal for the Ontario horse racing industry have stated that they are cautiously optimistic about upcoming information sessions that have been announced by a new entity that goes by the name of the Ontario Racing Association.
While much attention was given to driver Tim Tetrick for his appearance in a driver's challenge during the 2015 TABtouch Inter Dominion series in Australia, he wasn't the only North American racing personality making headlines downunder.
Earlier this week, a Standardbred trainer pleaded guilty to a charge of 'dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception' after he admitted to having defrauded a client of more than $25,000 over a five-year period for the breeding and training of a racehorse that did not exist.
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission has issued a reminder to Standardbred horse owners that 2016 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes payments for two-year-old and three-year-old horses are due by March 15.
The Ontario Racing Association (ORA) will be hosting informal information sessions with Standardbred horsepeople at Western Fair District on Tuesday, February 9, and at Mohawk Racetrack on Wednesday, February 10.
On Wednesday, January 20, officials with the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency issued a memorandum to regulatory bodies, racing associations and horsepeople’s groups stating that the CPMA 2016 Elimination Guidelines Booklet is now available for distribution.
Tickets and ads for the 2015 O’Brien Awards, scheduled for Saturday, February 13 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel (formerly the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre) in Mississauga, Ont., are now on sale.
A barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre in Puslinch, Ont. started at roughly 11 p.m. on Monday, January 4 and claimed the lives of more than 40 horses. Trot Insider can confirm the names of the 39 Standardbred racehorses, 1 Thoroughbred, and 3 Miniatures, that perished. The list includes millionaire pacer Apprentice Hanover.
On Tuesday, December 22, the Ontario Racing Commission sent out a Notice to the Industry stating that Ontario’s Standardbred Improvement Program is confirmed for 2016, following the Ontario Racing Commission’s Board of Directors approval of both the 2016 budget and Program elements as developed by the Standardbred Advisory Group.