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FAQ

Our answers to frequently asked questions.

How do I calculate the transfer fee?

If the registered owner of a horse has died can the horse be transferred?

Do I have to wait until I receive the DNA results of my foal before I can file to have the foal registered?

I need my horse freeze branded, where is the ID technician going to be?

Do I have to have current membership with Standardbred Canada and pay my eligibility fee on my horse for just a qualifier?

Who receives TROT Magazine?

Is the Standardbred Canada Resource Centre open to the public?

What kind of information is available at the SC Resource Centre?

How do I get connected to the SC On-Line computer service?

How do I get to see live races on my computer?

I have lost the registration papers for my horse, now what do I do?

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How do I calculate the transfer fee?

Answer
Transfer fees are based on the date of the transfer and the date the transaction is sent to our office for processing. Please refer to SC's fees.


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If the registered owner of a horse has died can the horse be transferred?

Answer
In order to transfer a horse from an Estate, Standardbred Canada must be provided with either of the following:
a copy of the will of the deceased, or a letter from the lawyer acting on behalf of the Estate stating who has been legally empowered to sign for the Estate
each executor or executrix of the Estate is required to sign the transfer of ownership


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Do I have to wait until I receive the DNA results of my foal before I can file to have the foal registered?

Answer
Absolutely not! We urge mare owners to complete and return the applications for registration of their foals soon after each foal is born.


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I need my horse freeze branded, where is the ID technician going to be?

Answer
The Freeze Brand Schedule is posted on our site, in the TROT Magazine or you can also call the office at (905) 858-3060 ext. 238 and speak to Linda Bedard.


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Do I have to have current membership with Standardbred Canada and pay my eligibility fee on my horse for just a qualifier?

Answer
Yes, in accordance with the rules, these must be paid for a qualifier.


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Who receives TROT Magazine?

Answer
TROT Magazine is the largest equine magazine in Canada, every licensee in Canadian harness racing automatically receives the magazine. It is the official organ of communication for Standardbred Canada to its membership. In short, everyone in Canadian harness racing is a subscriber. Also, TROT has many subscribers throughout the United States and Europe.


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Is the Standardbred Canada Resource Centre open to the public?

Answer
Yes, you are welcome to come in and look through our files, books, magazines, photos and videos. (Occasionally the Resource Centre is used for industry meetings and you may wish to call before you arrive.) Some of the Resource Centre's material may be borrowed by SC members, a security deposit may be required.


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What kind of information is available at the SC Resource Centre?

Answer
The Resource Centre contains a wide range of historic and current information on harness racing and Standardbred horses. Our large collection includes past & current issues of industry magazines, foreign stud books, USTA Sires and Dams books, sales catalogues, industry reports and studies. We also collect and maintain information on trainers, drivers, breeders, horses, breeding farms and racetracks. Our computer system is capable of providing past performance lines, progeny reports, driver/trainer statistics and pedigrees. We also have books and files on such topics as lameness, veterinary medicine, breeding, shoeing, gambling, handicapping, taxation and racing events to name a few.


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How do I get connected to the SC On-Line computer service?

Answer
Please review our information and instructions or call the office at (905) 858-3060 ext. 216 and speak to Mary Lapointe.


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How do I get to see live races on my computer?

Answer
The racetracks are providing the feed for live racing over the Internet. Please contact the appropriate track that you are interested in.


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I have lost the registration papers for my horse, now what do I do?

Answer
If a registration certificate has been lost or destroyed a duplicate registration may be obtained by completing an affidavit. The affidavit must be signed by a current member of Standardbred Canada and must be notarized by a Commissioner of Oaths, Notary Public or Justice of the Peace. The fee for a duplicate registration certificate is $45.00 including GST.


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