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Open Skies Leads Alliance Mares

December 13, 2017:

Of the two dozen $7,000 claiming distaff pacers who did battle in the first round of the Alliance Claiming Series on a cold and snowy Wednesday evening (Dec. 13) at Flamboro Downs, Open Skies ($5.10) proved fastest and grittiest with a hard-fought 1:58.1 triumph....read on

Wind Of The North Repeats

December 13, 2017:

Wind Of The North stalked Ladys Dude patiently from the pocket, then roared by him in the Lightning Lane to capture his second straight victory in Wednesday’s (Dec. 13) $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Horsin' Around Video Voting Open!

December 12, 2017:

This month, the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club asked members to send in videos of their horses and their hijinx....read on

Racehorse Is "Part Of The Family"

December 13, 2017:

“We’ve lasted longer than most marriages. I know it’s a business, but you get attached. There were many times when she bailed me out. She’s part of the family, really."...read on

Ontario Equestrian Donates To Research

December 13, 2017:

Ontario Equestrian presented a cheque for over $28,000 to Equine Guelph, for research, as part of their new branding launch during the Ontario Equestrian (OE) Member Appreciation Party at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on November 7, 2017....read on

West GTA Bundle Decision Imminent?

December 13, 2017:

It has been reported that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. could make an announcement in regard to its West GTA Gaming Bundle as early as this week....read on

Truro Adds Race Date

December 13, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Truro Raceway has added a race date to its 2017 race-date calendar....read on

Argos, Grey Cup At Woodbine Friday

December 13, 2017:

Woodbine Racetrack will host members of the Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts this Friday (December 15) to celebrate and honour the Argos' recent championship victory....read on

Nat A Virgin Circles, Upsets At Dover

December 13, 2017:

Corey Callahan pulled Nat A Virgin three-wide on the final turn and zipped past battling leaders Divas Image (Tim Tetrick and Enhance Your Mind (Vic Kirby) to score a 1:51victory in the $25,000 Mares Open pace on a chilly Wednesday (Dec. 13) at Dover Downs....read on

ARCI Call For Breeding, Sales Regulation

December 13, 2017:

The Association of Racing Commissioners International is formally calling for the independent regulation of the equine breeding and sales industries....read on

Lost For Words To Stand Stud In 2018

December 13, 2017:

It has been announced that Lost For Words p,3,1:49.3f ($937,784) will stand at stud for the 2018 breeding season....read on

Batavia's Top Horses Announced

December 13, 2017:

The upstate New York chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced its horses of the meet for 2017 at Batavia Downs....read on

Remus Blue Chip Romps Alliance Round One

December 12, 2017:

Sent the 1-5 favourite, Remus Blue Chip wired the field in the second of four divisions for the opening round of the Alliance Claiming Series for $7,000 horse and gelding claimers, winning by five-and-a-quarter lengths in 1:59.3 on Tuesday, December 12 at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Call For WEG To Be Audited

December 13, 2017:

On Wednesday (December 13), Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) President Warren 'Smokey' Thomas called on Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk to conduct an audit of Woodbine Entertainment Group....read on

“I Did Whatever I Could Do To Be Around A Horse”

December 12, 2017:

Tim Twaddle recently made the trek back to his hometown to be enshrined in the St. Catharines Sports Hall of Fame. And, like he did during his discussion with Trot Insider, the accomplished driver/trainer tried his best to convey his love for the game. “I did whatever I could do to be around a horse,” he said....read on

‘Emoticon’ Could Be Even Better

December 12, 2017:

After in season in which she produced a pair of world record miles and won high-end stakes, including the Breeders Crown, Emoticon Hanover could be even better in 2018, according to her trainer, Luc Blais....read on

Foiled Again Filling His Social Calendar

December 12, 2017:

It goes without saying that $7.5-million career earner Foiled Again is a bit of a big deal – so much so that he has already penciled in a date to mingle with some fans next summer....read on

Lisa Underwood Young Passes

December 12, 2017:

Lisa Underwood Young (Mrs. Richard Young), who served as executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and was instrumental in the legalization of historical or instant racing, has passed away....read on

Gateway Presents Casino/Hotel Plan

December 11, 2017:

There’s a lot of uncertainty in London when it comes to plans for expanded gaming, but one possibility could involve the removal of some key buildings at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

New Vocations Looking For Breedings

December 12, 2017:

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is currently organizing its 20th annual Stallion Auction, which will be conducted from February 6, 2018 through February 8, 2018....read on

Kent ‘Chip’ Hastings Retiring From USTA

December 12, 2017:

United States Trotting Association Liaison Officer Kent ‘Chip’ Hastings is retiring on Thursday (December 14) after more than 32 years of service during two stints with the organization....read on

Prix D'Amerique Trip Raffle Draws Friday

December 12, 2017:

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's raffle to win a trip to the famous Prix d'Amerique in Paris is drawing this Friday (December 15)....read on

Freeman To Be Honoured Saturday

December 12, 2017:

Anyone that has ever dealt with a quarter crack can appreciate what it takes to get their horse sound and racing again....read on

Nine-Race Card At The ‘Big M’ Thursday

December 12, 2017:

Live racing will return to the Meadowlands Racetrack on Thursday (December 14), as a nine-race offering is set to begin at 7:15 p.m....read on

Lakeshore Honours Best Of 2017

December 11, 2017:

The Lakeshore Horse Racing Association held their annual Christmas party Thursday, December 7th, 2017. Horsemen, family and friends from as far away as Toronto packed the McGregor Columbian Club Hall for a fun night of dinner, music and a visit from Santa for the kids....read on

Joe Myers Passes

December 11, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned long-time horse owner Joe Myers passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was 77....read on

Buckley Discusses Woodbine

December 11, 2017:

“We’re really focused on the on-track experience. Whether it’s the customers there for racing or horsemen there to race, we want coming to Woodbine to be a special experience.”...read on

Bus To Mohawk To Cease In New Year

December 11, 2017:

Those that currently take Milton Transit’s Route 62 from the downtown Milton GO station to Mohawk Racetrack should be aware that the route will not be in operation in 2018....read on

Go Fund Me Page For Bernardo’s Kids

December 11, 2017:

A Go Fund Me page has been launched for the surviving daughters of Paul Bernardo, who passed away last Thursday (December 7) at the age of 65....read on

Lawsuit Getting Closer To The Truth

December 11, 2017:

The former premier of Ontario and other key government officials will no longer have to take the stand in open court to explain why the lucrative Slots at Racetracks Program (SARP) was cancelled, but the lawyer representing a group of Standardbred breeders in a $65 million lawsuit against the government said this past Thursday (December 7) the case is still progressing nicely....read on

SC Named Proximity Award Finalist

December 11, 2017:

Through its efforts in hosting and presenting a record-setting World Driving Championship this past August, Standardbred Canada has been selected as a finalist for the U.S. Harness Writers' Stan Bergstein-Proximity Award....read on

McKnight Wins Woodbine Trainer Title

December 10, 2017:

On Sunday (December 10), former harness driver Norm McKnight Jr. claimed the trainer's title for the 2017 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine Racetrack. He sealed the deal during the meet-closing card, as pupils from his outfit won five of the 14 races on the program....read on

Horseman's Wild, Wild Win

December 10, 2017:

In what can only be described as one of the craziest trips you'll ever see, a horseman recently found himself upended, backward and nearly launched into the infield before he righted himself and won a horse race....read on

WEG Appoints New Board Members

December 10, 2017:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors....read on

'The Captain's '18 Book Full, Closed

December 10, 2017:

Hanover Shoe Farms has announced that the 2018 book for Somebeachsomewhere seven-year-old Captaintreacherous p,3,1:47.1 ($3,153,541) is now full and closed....read on

William 'Bill' Walters Passes

December 10, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that William 'Bill' Walters, who was a member of the Dynamic Racing Stable, has passed away at the age of 71....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

December 10, 2017:

As we hit the final month of the year, I thought now would be a good time to provide you with an update regarding some of the projects that Standardbred Canada has been working on....read on / continuer à lire

Gifts For The Harness Racing Fan

December 10, 2017:

With only 15 days until Christmas, we’ve got some great gift ideas for the harness racing fan in your life!...read on

The Best In The West, Bar None

December 9, 2017:

Dominance, it appears, comes with a price. And so it is with the six-year-old superstar mare Tajmeallover....read on

Three Charged With Race Fixing

December 9, 2017:

One of Australia's leading harness drivers has been suspended from participating in the sport after he was charged with two counts of match (race) fixing....read on

SC Rewind: Remembering 1967

December 9, 2017:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith takes a look back 50 years ago to Canada's Centennial Year of 1967....read on

Lindys Tru Grit To Stand Stud

December 9, 2017:

Stakes winning trotter Lindys Tru Grit will be joining the stallion ranks in 2018, standing his first season in Ontario....read on

MacDonald Wins In Australia

December 8, 2017:

With the eyes of the harness racing world on him this past summer, Canada's James MacDonald rose to the occasion and captured the 2017 World Driving Championship on home soil. On Friday (December 8), MacDonald made his mark on Australian harness racing with a win in a driving competition downunder....read on

Online Gambling Could Benefit NJ Racing

December 8, 2017:

New Jersey racetracks could potentially receive a percentage of online gaming revenue if they partner with an existing Atlantic City casino operator....read on

Fear The Dragon To Retire To Stud

December 8, 2017:

Emerald Highlands Farm has announced that 2017 North America Cup champion Fear The Dragon is being syndicated and has been retired to stand stud....read on

Ontario Animal Health Network Update

December 8, 2017:

Are you used to buying antibiotics like penicillin at the local feed or tack store? See what changes are in store for 2018 following the federal changes being made to address antimicrobial resistance....read on

Full Book For Downbytheseaside

December 8, 2017:

Downbytheseaside, the richest racehorse of 2017, is now booked full and closed for 2018....read on

Magical Albert Defies The Odds

December 7, 2017:

The desire to fight and show heart is a quality any trainer would love to see in a racehorse, and in the case of pacer Magical Albert – it’s a quality he’s possessed since the day he was born....read on

Council Supporting Kawartha’s Position

December 7, 2017:

On Wednesday (December 6), Peterborough County Council agreed to show Ontario politicians its support for an expanded schedule of live racing at Kawartha Downs in 2018....read on

Foal Registration Deadline December 31

December 7, 2017:

The deadline to register the 2017 foals is December 31, 2017. Application, registration fee and Stallion Service Certificate must be filed with Standardbred Canada’s office by the deadline....read on

Cullen Removed From O'Brien Consideration

December 6, 2017:

OH K Man, a horse that Travis Cullen trains and drives, was issued a positive test by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) on Monday, December 4....read on

2018 Fan Club Calendar Available

December 5, 2017:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s 2018 Heart of Harness Racing Calendar is available now!...read on

Atlantic Sires Stakes Stallion Registration

December 4, 2017:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association is now accepting Atlantic Sires Stakes stallion registrations for the 2018 breeding season....read on

'Prince County' Meeting Rescheduled

December 4, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that the semi-annual general meeting of the Prince County Horsemen’s Club that had been scheduled for Tuesday (December 12) has been rescheduled....read on

O'Brien Awards Fan Voting Open!

December 4, 2017:

Racing fans, here’s your chance to have a say in Canadian harness racing's year-end awards!...read on

SC To Present National Driving Championship In 2018

November 22, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that a National Driving Championship (NDC) will be hosted in 2018 and the winner will have the opportunity to join 2017 World Driving Champion, James MacDonald, in the 2019 World Driving Championship in Sweden....read on

Standardbred Canada Introduces One Free Month For Late Starters

November 6, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has announced that it is rolling out Late Start Eligibility to members, effective immediately....read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program Update

October 5, 2017:

The Quebec Jockey Club has announced some changes to the province’s mare residency program for the 2017 breeding season....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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