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Ariana G Will Be Dangerous

April 25, 2018:

If trainer Jimmy Takter has an accurate assessment of trotting mare Ariana G, there will be plenty of tears left to cry for her competition in the older trotting ranks this year....read on

All Out Henry Duels, Edges Clear

April 25, 2018:

A second-row start and 6-5 favourite Star Photo proved no trouble for All Out Henry ($12.90), who answered both challenges en route to a win in the featured $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot on Wednesday night (April 25) at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

2018 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 19, 2018:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2018 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

PEISHOA General Meeting Announced

April 25, 2018:

The annual general meeting of the Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owners Association will be held Wednesday, May 9....read on

Blue Bonnets Demolition Imminent

April 25, 2018:

The days of a legendary harness racing venue are numbered, as the city of Montréal prepares to move forward with the demolition of the decaying Blue Bonnets racetrack....read on

Richard Set For 3R Opening

April 25, 2018:

Last year at the Hippodrome 3R, it was a breakout season for harness racing trainer Francis Richard, and the 27-year-old is looking forward to another big season in 2018....read on

Clouthier Sr., McMahon Named Legend Honourees

April 25, 2018:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has announced that Hector Clouthier Sr. and Frank McMahon are the CHRHF Legend Honourees for 2018....read on

Royal Becca J Prevails At Harrington

April 25, 2018:

James Moore III’s Royal Becca J ($4.40, Jack Parker Jr.) was a 1:56 winner in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday (April 25) at Harrington Raceway....read on

Buffalo Buzzer Beater For Hey Kobe

April 25, 2018:

A better draw, an easier level and a perfect pocket trip were the ingredients for Hey Kobe, as she cooked up a victory in Buffalo Raceway's featured $8,400 pace on Wednesday night (April 25) in a seasonal best 1:56.3 over a sloppy track....read on

Dali Mare ‘Delights’ In Pennsylvania

April 25, 2018:

After having been sent off as the post-time choice from the seven-hole, the Gilbert Garcia-Herrera-trained and George Napolitano Jr.-driven Dali Delight ($4.80) captured the $17,000 featured mares pace at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Wednesday (April 25)....read on

Talk About A Legendary First Drive

April 25, 2018:

“If you like the sport, you want to try it (driving) at least one time. You can train for so long, but you watch them out on the track (in races) and you want to get a chance to try it for yourself.”...read on

London City Council Votes In Favour Of Gaming Expansion

April 25, 2018:

On Tuesday (April 24), London City Council voted 9-5 in favour of expanded gambling in London, Ont., and also stated its preference for the expansion to occur at the Western Fair District....read on

OHHA Calls Information Meeting

April 25, 2018:

Officials with the Ontario Harness Horse Association have announced the details of an upcoming information meeting....read on

Anita Ponton Passes

April 25, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred horse owner Anita Ponton, the former Blue Bonnets paddock judge that was the wife of longtime trainer Roger Ponton, has passed away at the age of 86....read on

Gelding Loves His Second Career

April 25, 2018:

“I am thrilled that there are programs like New Vocations that are there to give retired racehorses opportunities after they are done racing... Kashability always gave my family and I everything he could, no matter what, both on and off the track.”...read on

It Takes A Village

April 25, 2018:

‘It takes a village’ is a proverb that has traditionally been applied to raising a child. In the equine world – particularly in racing – the sentiment rings loud and true....read on

Kadabra Queen Returns

April 24, 2018:

Canada's Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year for 2017, Kadabra Queen made her three-year-old debut successfully during qualifying action at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Brief Summerside Closure Upcoming

April 25, 2018:

Trot Insider has been informed that the track at Summerside Raceway will soon be inaccessible for a short time period....read on

Summer Student Applications Due Friday

April 25, 2018:

Do you eat, sleep and breathe harness racing? Do you enjoy promoting harness racing and have exceptional customer service skills? If this sounds like you and you feel like you have the potential to be an outstanding ambassador for Canadian harness racing, read on....read on

Keep An Eye On Your Horse With A.I.

April 25, 2018:

It has been announced that a world-class show jumping rider recently made a notable investment in a product that utilizes artificial intelligence to monitor the well-being of horses....read on

Running Aces Gearing Up For Meet

April 25, 2018:

Officials with Running Aces have finalized the track’s 2018 stall allocations, and horsepeople may now access the list of stall and barn assignments....read on

Pinky Tuscadero Tops London Preferred

April 24, 2018:

Grabbing control early, Pinky Tuscadero took the field around the track as she won the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 2 Pace going wire to wire in 1:57.1 at The Raceway at Western Fair District on Tuesday, April 24 over an off going....read on

I M Fishin Triples In Weiss Series

April 24, 2018:

The ABC Garland mare I M Fishin won her third-straight preliminary in the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting mares Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking the fastest of the three $15,000 divisions of the fourth and final prelim in a lifetime-best 1:56.1....read on

Bluebird Jesse Jolts In SOA Final

April 24, 2018:

Pole-sitting Bluebird Jesse went the distance, winning the $85,000 final of the Bonus Trotting Series on Tuesday, April 24....read on

Ask Queenie Answers In Plainridge Open

April 24, 2018:

The well-travelled Ask Queenie has already won races at Monticello, Yonkers and Saratoga Raceways this year. Now, she can put a Plainridge Park sticker on her trunk, as she captured the $12,000 distaff pacing feature on Tuesday (April 24)....read on

Mare Charms ‘Em In The Slop

April 24, 2018:

Refreshed by a second-quarter breather, Fox Valley Charm blazed her back half in :55.1 over a ‘sloppy’ surface to score decisively in Tuesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Pace at the Meadows....read on

Position Open In SC Member Services

April 24, 2018:

There is an immediate opening for a part-time bilingual Member Services Clerk in the Member Services Department of Standardbred Canada....read on

Campbell High On Literary Derby

April 24, 2018:

"Some of these kids might not know it now but after being around and interacting with these horses their lives will be changed. It will be the beginning of a lifetime love affair as horses are addictive; they make an impression on you and are good for the soul."...read on

ID Technician On PEI

April 24, 2018:

SC Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be on Prince Edward Island on Tuesday, May 1 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification....read on

Standardbred Canada Field Rep Opening

April 24, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is looking for an individual to fill an important role of SC Field Representative at Georgian Downs. The individual will also job share with the current representative....read on

Filly Is “Just A Blessing”

April 24, 2018:

It might be uncommon for recent travels to play a role in buying a racehorse, but such good fortune led trainer Tim McKoy and his partners to Up Front Flor Ida at the 2016 Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale....read on

Smooth Sailing For Cascades Casino

April 24, 2018:

On Monday (April 23), Chatham-Kent Council officially approved the location for Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited’s Cascades Casino, which is scheduled to open in mid-2019. The move will ultimately see slot machine gaming that is currently taking place at Dresden Raceway cease....read on

Blooded Horse Spring Sale Details

April 24, 2018:

Officials with Blooded Horse Sales have announced that more than 400 horses have been catalogued for the Spring Blooded Horse Sale, which will held at a new location....read on

London Council Voting On Gaming Expansion Today

April 24, 2018:

London’s full city council is expected to vote on the topic of gaming expansion today (Tuesday, April 24), as the city’s Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee (SPPC) voted 7-5 in favour of expanded gaming on Monday....read on

Fields Set For Scarlet & Gray Finals

April 24, 2018:

The fields are set for a quartet of $50,000 Scarlet & Gray Invitational races at Miami Valley Raceway this coming weekend....read on

‘Big M’ Hosting WHHC Final This Saturday

April 24, 2018:

This Saturday (April 28) at the Meadowlands Racetrack, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for $75,000 in prize money in the 2018 World Harness Handicapping Championship....read on

Yonkers Schedule Reminders

April 24, 2018:

Officials with Yonkers Raceway have issued a reminder in regard to the track’s schedule of live racing for periods in May and June....read on

Virginia Payments Coming Due

April 24, 2018:

Officials with the Virginia Harness Horse Association have announced that payments and registration for yearlings are due on May 15....read on

News And Notes From USHWA

April 24, 2018:

One of the United States Harness Writers Association’s chapters has been busy making moves behind the scenes....read on

Joan Brown Passes

April 24, 2018:

Longtime Standardbred trainer Joan M. Brown, 79, of Harrisburg, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, April 21 at Harrisburg Medical Center....read on

New COSA Directors Elected

April 23, 2018:

On Monday, April 23, 2018 the Central Ontario Standardbred Association’s auditing firm, KPMG, revealed the 2018 election results....read on

Truro’s Opening Weekend Details

April 23, 2018:

Trot Insider has received information in regard to this weekend’s qualifying and pari-mutuel racing at Truro Raceway....read on

Exhibition Park Qualifiers This Weekend

April 23, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Exhibition Park Raceway will be hosting a qualifying session this coming weekend....read on

Graphic Designer Position Available

April 23, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is seeking an enthusiastic Graphic Designer for a temporary, part-time, contract position. This Intermediate Graphic Design position is best suited to an energetic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys a challenge....read on

Seventy N.A. Cup Eligibles Remain

April 23, 2018:

Woodbine Entertainment has released the names of the 70 three-year-old pacers that have been kept eligible to the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup following the April 15 sustaining payment....read on

Bradley ‘Brad’ Cassells Passes

April 23, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred horseman Bradley ‘Brad’ Cassells passed away at his home this past Friday (April 20) in his 42nd year....read on

Meet ‘Team Lindy’s New Head Trainer

April 23, 2018:

"I’m very happy where we are. I feel good. I think we have a nice group of horses. We are very excited, me and Frank and all the team. We need to keep doing a good job, hard work, and we will get results.”...read on

‘Step Into Spring’ Deadline Extended

April 23, 2018:

It has been announced that the deadline for the first of the ‘I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Zoom Photography Challenges, ‘Step Into Spring,’ has been extended....read on

Brosseau’s Ready To Get It On

April 23, 2018:

Driver Stephane Brosseau says he will be ready to defend his Hippodrome 3R driving title when the track opens for its 2018 race season this coming Sunday (April 29)....read on

Confederation Cup Night Will Be Big

April 23, 2018:

The top four-year-old pacers in harness racing will display their talents at Flamboro Downs on Sunday, May 20 for the 40th edition of the Confederation Cup....read on

Northside Qualifiers Scheduled

April 22, 2018:

Officials with Northside Downs have scheduled the first qualifying session for the 2018 season for this coming Saturday (April 28) at 12:00 p.m....read on

Horsemen's Hockey Rosters, Schedule

April 22, 2018:

Rosters and the schedule for the annual Horsemen's Hockey Tournament, slated for Sunday, April 29 at the Cambridge (Ont.) Sports Park, are set....read on

Kawartha Not Committing To Meet

April 22, 2018:

Management at Kawartha Downs will not conduct their 2018 harness racing meet if they cannot secure a funding agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) and Ontario Racing in the light of Shorelines Slots relocating from the raceway....read on

Truro Gearing Up For Meet

April 22, 2018:

Truro Harness Horse Owners Association President Steve Morton has said that he is optimistic about the upcoming season of live racing at Truro Raceway, which is scheduled to kick off this Friday (April 27) at the Bible Hill oval....read on

Survey: Londoners Support Gaming Expansion

April 22, 2018:

A survey that was available online for three weeks in March has come to the conclusion that the majority of London, Ont. residents are in favour of expanded gaming in the city....read on

Hop In For A Maiden-Breaking Win

April 22, 2018:

Standardbred participants that are fully entrenched in the industry tend to take some things for granted from time to time. For example, many prospective fans have no concept of what its like to be in the sulky. Simply put, it’s intense, it’s one of a kind, and it’s right here....read on

Standardbreds In The Classroom

April 22, 2018:

Elementary school teacher Trena Lebedz of Rodney, Ont. has had a love affair with Standardbreds since she was a young child. She’s now sharing that passion with her Grade 4 and 5 students by incorporating horses into their education curriculum....read on

Rewind: Remembering Greenwood Park

April 21, 2018:

In this week's edition of 'Rewind,' Robert Smith recalls the days when small-town racetracks were the backbone of the sport....read on

OSS Posts Sustained Two-Year-Olds

April 20, 2018:

The list of two-year-olds that have been sustained to race in the Ontario Sires Stakes program in 2018 has now been posted to the OSS website....read on

From The Amish To Amazing

April 20, 2018:

"Not only is he special because we’ve never had this type of horse, but for [my son] to be able to drive him when he is looking to become more involved in the sport means the world to us."...read on

Kurtz Wins Spring Survivor Contest

April 20, 2018:

Congratulations to Keith Kurtz of Guelph, Ont., for winning the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Spring Survivor Online Handicapping Contest....read on

Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable Open

April 20, 2018:

Trot Magazine is pleased to introduce the fifth edition of the Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable contest. Enter for free and play along all year, with a chance to win great prizes!....read on

Long-Term Funding Agreement Released

April 20, 2018:

The much-anticipated agreements detailing long-term funding for the horse racing industry and Ontario Racing membership for racetracks and industry associations have been posted online....read on

Century Downs Season Heating Up

April 19, 2018:

Now that the racing seasons have ended at Fraser Downs in Surrey, B.C., and are about to close at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California, it’s expected that a bunch of horsemen will be bringing their stables to Century Downs....read on

MacKay Leaves Kawartha Downs

April 19, 2018:

Heather MacKay, the marketing director at Kawartha Downs, has announced that she has left her role with the racetrack....read on

AGCO Rule Changes Effective April 21

April 19, 2018:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued a reminder that the changes outlined in Information Bulletin 63 (April 4, 2018) will become effective on April 21, 2018....read on

Hippodrome 3R Removing Passing Lane

April 19, 2018:

The Quebec Jockey Club has announced that Hippodrome 3R will be removing its passing lane for the track’s 2018 season of live racing, which is scheduled to get underway on Sunday April 29....read on

Lawson's State Of The Industry

April 19, 2018:

Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson talks speaks about the many challenges facing horse racing, but offers hope for a positive future....read on

Mohawk Qualifying, Western Fair Training Changes

April 18, 2018:

Officials with The Raceway at Western Fair District and Woodbine Mohawk Park have provided updates in regard to qualifying and training at the tracks....read on

Update On Woodbine Expansion

April 18, 2018:

It has been revealed by the Ontario Government that a completed expansion on the grounds of Woodbine Racetrack could annually bring the City of Toronto anywhere from $26 to $31 million by 2022....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #1

April 17, 2018:

The countdown to the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

Rick Forgie Passes

April 17, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred horseman Rick Forgie has passed away at the age of 53....read on

Infield Experience Added To Camluck Classic

April 17, 2018:

The first-ever Camluck Classic is now just over a month away at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and there will be some new twists to the London, Ont. oval’s signature event....read on

Belanger Fundraiser Proves Successful

April 16, 2018:

Trot Insider has received word that recent charity endeavours in support of horseman Paul Belanger have been very successful, and the organizers behind the drives would like to thank the sponsors that have been very generous toward the much-loved horseman....read on

Lois Allison Passes

April 16, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred breeder/owner Lois Allison of Hamilton, Ont. passed away on Saturday (April 14) at the age of 92....read on

Breeders Crown To Mohawk In 2019

April 16, 2018:

The $6 million Breeders Crown, harness racing’s richest and most prestigious year-end divisional championship series, is set to return in October 2019 to the newly renovated Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ont....read on

O’Donnell On The Move

April 15, 2018:

He may not get into the sulky as much as he used to, but it has been announced that Bill ‘The Magic Man’ O’Donnell will soon be on the move....read on

The Most Anticipated Stallions

April 14, 2018:

Of harness racing's first-crop stallions, whose two-year-olds you're most excited to see on the track this summer?....read on

Horsemen's Hockey Tourney Update

April 14, 2018:

More details have been released for the 2018 edition of the ever-popular Horsemen's Hockey Tournament, slated for Sunday, April 29 at the Cambridge Sports Park....read on

Purse Hike For 2018 Breeders Crown

April 13, 2018:

The Hambletonian Society, which owns and administers the Breeders Crown series, will raise the purses of the four freshman divisions of the Breeders Crown races to $600,000 each for 2018....read on

Humboldt The Horse To Race For SJHL

April 13, 2018:

Leading Standardbred owner Brad Grant is stepping up to raise funds for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) Player Assistance Program in the wake of the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash....read on

Century Downs Racing Club Returns

April 13, 2018:

The 2018 edition of the Century Downs Racing Club once again has a strong number of fractional owners invested in two promising young horses....read on

'Name That Foal' Entries Coming Due

April 12, 2018:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association has issued a reminder that entries are coming due for Meridian Farms' 'Name That Foal' contest, which features a Mystician filly that is in need of a name....read on

ASHA Yearling Sale Details

April 12, 2018:

Officials with the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association have announced some of the details surrounding its 2018 Yearling Sale....read on

Fan Club Training Centre Tour

April 12, 2018:

Members of the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club are invited to a tour and lunch at First Line Training Centre, located close to Woodbine Mohawk Park, on Saturday, May 5....read on

Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018

April 10, 2018:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the people and horses being recognized as inductees in 2018. Six people and four horses have been elected from an extremely deep ballot of candidates....read on

Long-Term Funding Webinar Recap

April 5, 2018:

Ontario Racing conducted a webinar on Thursday (April 5) for industry participants to learn more about the long-term funding agreement announced for Ontario's horse racing industry last month....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

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

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

Participants Comment On Funding

March 28, 2018:

"We look at this as a foundation of sorts. It's long-term, it's some stability but it's hopefully something we can build on."...read on

Mother's Day Open Houses Set

March 28, 2018:

Here’s a great way to spend some time with your Mom, wife, sister, that special lady in your life, or the entire family on Mother’s Day!...read on

Long-Term Funding Plan For Ontario Racing Announced

March 23, 2018:

Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance, and Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, announced a long-term funding agreement with the horse racing sector in a press conference held Friday afternoon (March 23) at Flamboro Downs....read on

In Need Of A Nurse Mare?

February 26, 2018:

Are you in need of a nurse mare? Do you have a nurse mare available? … read on

Important EHV-1 Facts

February 12, 2018:

For anyone that is unaware of some important facts surrounding Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), Trot Insider is reposting a fact sheet regarding the virus to help bring people up to speed....read on

Attention Stallion Owners

January 22, 2018:

Are you standing a stallion in Canada? If so, please help Standardbred Canada update its online stallion guide....read on

Up To Date With '18 Eligibility Fees?

December 19, 2017:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2018 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2018....read on

Are You & Your Horse Ready To Race?

July 3, 2017:

Do you have a horse that will be qualifying for the first time this year, or for the first time ever? Do you have your paperwork in order?...read on


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