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American Virgin Digs Deep, Prevails

February 24, 2018:

Brad Grant’s American Virgin ($11.70) was taxed through a :25.4 first quarter to clear from his outside post in the featured $34,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday night (Feb. 24), but he had enough left late to repel a stout first-over push from The Rev en route to a one-length win....read on

Monti Scores 1,000th Career Win

February 24, 2018:

"It came a lot quicker in my career than I thought it would," driver Drew Monti said after registering his 1,000th career victory on Saturday night (Feb. 24) in guiding Im So Handsome ($5.50) to a 1-1/4 length win in the sixth race at Buffalo Raceway....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

Howmacfiesty Circles, Draws Off

February 24, 2018:

A three-wide push up the far side propelled Howmacfiesty ($11.70) from second-over position to a 4-3/4 length triumph in Saturday’s (Feb. 24) featured $8,500 Preferred 3 for distaff pacers at Flamboro Downs....read on

Hall, Little On Communicators Ballot

February 24, 2018:

Mark Hall has worked in the photography department of the U.S. Trotting Association for over 35 years, teaming with two members of the Communicators Hall of Fame, George Smallsreed and Ed Keys....read on

Thisjetsabookin Lasts In Yonkers Open

February 24, 2018:

Favoured Thisjetsabookin (Jordan Stratton, $5.30) just lasted on the lead Saturday night (Feb. 24), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Western Joe Wins Again At Big M

February 24, 2018:

Western Joe received another good steer from driver Pat Berry on the way to winning the Meadowlands' Saturday night (Feb. 24) feature, the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers, for the third time in four tries....read on

Night Pro Tops At Miami Valley

February 24, 2018:

A rain-drenched sloppy racetrack didn’t prevent a pair of Open paces at Miami Valley from producing quick miles on Saturday night (Feb. 24)....read on

Rose Run Parker Wins Decisively

February 24, 2018:

Rose Run Parker powered to the front at the three-eighths and cruised to a decisive 6-1/2 length victory in Saturday’s (Feb. 24) feature, a $12,700 conditioned trot, at The Meadows....read on

Trifecta Returns $24K At Big M

February 24, 2018:

One lucky bettor walked away with the entire fourth-race trifecta pool at the Meadowlands on Saturday night (Feb. 24)....read on

Racing Supports Student Survivor

February 24, 2018:

February 14, 2018 started off like any day, like any Valentine’s Day. A day much known for its celebration of friendships and relationships was suddenly broken in Parkland, Florida at around 2:30 p.m....read on

Historic Sub-1:47 Mile In Australia

February 24, 2018:

Timing is everything. And when you’ve made an art form of it, lady luck always seems to be on your side....read on

SC Rewind: Billy Deluxe

February 24, 2018:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls the long career of a horse named Billy Deluxe. This hard working 'blue collar' type of horse spent his entire 13-year racing career in the ownership of the same family and also enjoyed his repurposed retirement years with a family member as well....read on

McClure Maintains Leading Edge

February 24, 2018:

With a driving double courtesy of two sophomore Sportswriter fillies during the Friday night program at Woodbine Racetrack, Bob McClure maintained his slight advantage in the national standings for the 2018 season....read on

Millionaire Status For Regil Elektra

February 23, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway recognized the hard-knocking pacing mare Regil Elektra, an Ontario Sires Stakes graduate, on Friday night (February 23) for achieving millionaire status....read on

Iwontdothatagain Resumes Winning Ways

February 23, 2018:

Kelly Hoerdt's award-winning pacer Iwontdothatagain returned to the spotlight on Friday night (February 23) with his first victory of the season in this week's edition of the $12,000 Open Pace at Fraser Downs....read on

Pappy Go Go Wins Meadowlands Debut

February 23, 2018:

Following an undefeated season in Atlantic Canada for two-time O'Brien Award of Horsemanship winner Marc Campbell, trotter Pappy Go Go made his Meadowlands debut a winning one for new connections on Friday night (February 23)....read on

Why Truro Staff Were Laid Off

February 23, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that all staff employed at Truro Raceway were laid off on Friday (Feb. 23) in a move to separate the track's operations from the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission....read on

Moni Maker's Legacy Lives On

February 23, 2018:

Twenty-five years after the birth of legendary trotter Moni Maker the connections of her most successful son, O'Brien Award winner International Moni look to the four-year-old for more on-track success and a potential game-changing breeding career....read on

Sell A Bit N Prevails In Mares Open

February 23, 2018:

Eight-hole remanded Sell A Bit N (Jordan Stratton, $24) justified her impost Friday night (February 23), winning Yonkers Raceway’s moist $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Velocity Stifler Emerges As 'Sole Survivor'

February 23, 2018:

Velocity Stifler is the 2018 Sole Survivor of the Elite Survivor Series for $10,000 male claiming pacers at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Thoughtyoudlikeit And Wrenn Shine

February 23, 2018:

Racing off an 18-week layoff, Thoughtyoudlikeit got the cover trip he needed, shooting the Lightning Lane to capture Friday’s $17,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows....read on

Lenny Mac Beats The Boys In Open Trot

February 23, 2018:

Lenny Mac ($3.50) may have been the lone mare in the field in Buffalo Raceway's $9,500 Open Trot on Friday night (February 23) but it didn't matter to her as she roughed up the boys in taking a solid 2-1/2 length victory over Noble Legend in 2:00 on the sloppy track....read on

Tragic Passing Of Up-And-Coming Driver

February 23, 2018:

The harness racing industry is mourning the tragic passing of 18-year-old driver Nic Dewar....read on

Larrys Petrock Stays Undefeated

February 22, 2018:

Barry Bird trainee Larrys Petrock commandeered his rivals after the half and progressed to a 1:54 win at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday, Feb. 22, remaining undefeated in three pari-mutuel starts....read on

Wildwild Men Wires Flamboro Preferred

February 22, 2018:

Sent the odds-on favourite, Wildwild Men took control early and kicked clear to a three-and-a-half length victory in the $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot, winning in 1:58 at Flamboro Downs on Thursday, Feb. 22....read on

Inside Western Fair's Drivers Room

February 22, 2018:

The team at The Raceway at Western Fair District produced a video feature with some of the track's top drivers for viewing at the 2017 Awards Banquet. That video has been shared online....read on

Foiled Again 'Foiled, Again'

February 22, 2018:

Foiled Again wound up in a fourth-place dead-heat Thursday, Feb. 22 at Yonkers Raceway, adding few dollars to the retirement account but holding career win 100 in abeyance....read on

Super Imposed N Wins Dover Photo

February 22, 2018:

Super Imposed N won a cavalry charge to the wire in 1:50.1 to win the $27,500 Preferred/Open Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday, Feb. 22....read on

Snow No Concern For Tempus Seelster

February 22, 2018:

Thursday afternoon brought about the first installment of the Fillies and Mares Open Pace for the 2018 season at Saratoga Casino Hotel as seven distaffers squared off for a purse of $12,000 through the snowflakes that fell throughout the matinee card....read on

Positive Delay Regarding Kawartha

February 22, 2018:

Today (Thursday, February 22) was the scheduled day for an official announcement in regard to the future of Kawartha Downs. The announcement has been delayed, though, and officials have been cited as saying that the delay is a positive development....read on

Johansson Comments On L A Delight

February 22, 2018:

“She’s a lovely mare to be around. She does her work. There’s nothing really out of the ordinary about her, which is extraordinary, I guess, in some kind of way. She knows exactly what she’s supposed to do.”...read on

2018 London Selected Yearling Sale Details

February 22, 2018:

Forest City Standardbred Sales and Standardbred Canada are proud to announce that the dates for the second annual London Selected Yearling Sale are Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, 2018, beginning at noon each day....read on

Racing Looks To Formula One

February 22, 2018:

Horse racing is always looking for a new ways to showcase itself and attract a new fan base, and according to multiple media reports as of late, racing will be taking a page out the Formula One handbook in an attempt to do so....read on

OHHA Announces Scholarship Winners

February 22, 2018:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 OHHA scholarships....read on

Ontario Long-Term Funding Update

February 21, 2018:

On Wednesday (Feb. 21) Mike Chopowick, the Acting Executive Director of Ontario Racing, issued the following statement on the status of the province's proposed long-term funding agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming....read on

Get To Know Official John Dorion

February 21, 2018:

Like so many in this industry, John Dorion’s first memories of racing go back to spending time with family at the track....read on

Dark Racetrack Fills Grandstand

February 21, 2018:

It’s the middle of February. Snow and cold rule the day. What is a dark racetrack to do? How about put on one heck of a show....read on

Don Amos Passes

February 21, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred racehorse breeder/owner Don Amos, the former Ontario Jockey Club executive and COO of Magna Entertainment, passed away on Thursday, February 8 at the age of 73....read on

Purse Increase At Pompano

February 21, 2018:

Officials with Pompano Park have announced that a purse increase at the track is just around the corner....read on

Modest Tetrick Reflects On 2017

February 21, 2018:

It’s not easy to downplay winning Breeders Crown races, but Trace Tetrick, who is as modest as the day is long, has found a way to do it. “I guess it was being in the right spots at the right time, being lucky,” he has said....read on

Paul ‘Porky’ Johnson Sr. Passes

February 21, 2018:

Paul M. ‘Porky’ Johnson Sr., of Ironton, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, February 17 at his residence at the age of 79....read on

Maine Honours Its Best Of 2017

February 21, 2018:

This past Saturday (February 17) at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland, Maine, the Maine Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association held its annual awards ceremony....read on

Campbell To Speak In Florida

February 21, 2018:

Harness Horsemen International will hold its annual meetings and awards luncheon beginning this coming Sunday (February 25) at the Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort & Spa, Deerfield Beach, Fla....read on

Speedy Pacer Heading Stateside

February 20, 2018:

Trainer Ross Croghan recently imported speedster Waikiki Beach A -- who's now two-for-two since arriving in the U.S. -- and he could have another threat imminently joining his stable....read on

Treading Carefully On PEI

February 20, 2018:

Standardbred horsemen on Prince Edward Island were recently featured in a brief story by the CBC, but it had nothing to do with their on-track exploits....read on

Plane Lands In Standardbred Paddock

February 20, 2018:

In a perfect world, you don’t expect to see anything out of the ordinary when you look out the window and keep an eye on your horses. It’s safe to say that an unexpected plane in the paddock could be classified as out of the ordinary....read on

Back For The Love Of The Game

February 20, 2018:

“I was at the barn all the time growing up. Once I got out of high school, I worked for a year and then I came back and started working for a bunch of people (in harness racing) again. It’s pretty addicting.”...read on

The Amazing Tale Of Jade Prince

February 19, 2018:

When Jade Prince became the fastest horse in the history of the sport, the harness racing world stopped. After all, he was only a two-year-old when he did it. But the ‘two-year-old’ was actually four to six months older than most of his rivals - how was that possible?....read on / continuer à lire

Two Heathers At Dan Patch Awards

February 19, 2018:

What’s better than one Heather? Two Heathers, of course!...read on

The Sun Sets For Solar Sister

February 18, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that O’Brien Award winner Solar Sister has been retired and will be starting her broodmare career....read on

Goldstar Badlands 'Cleans Up'

February 17, 2018:

Goldstar Badlands took home overall Horse of the Year honours as well as Older Pacing Horse honours Saturday night during the The Raceway at Western Fair District’s Annual Awards Night which honoured the top performers of 2017....read on

Harness Concludes At Northlands

February 17, 2018:

Standardbreds stepped onto the Northlands' track for the last time Saturday, Feb. 17, as the Edmonton oval concluded its final season of harness racing....read on

SC Rewind: On The Record With Stan

February 17, 2018:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith continues his monthly offering in the 'Golden Memories' series. His piece today recalls a time many years ago, long before the age of technology, when one of the great race announcers of the day preserved a bit of history with each and every race he called....read on

A Delightful Ownership Opportunity

February 16, 2018:

When the phone rings and you're offered the opportunity to purchase a multiple award-winning millionaire pacing mare, you listen....read on

Host Tracks Confirmed For 2018 Driving Championships

February 15, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the host tracks and dates for the 2018 Regional Driving Championships and National Driving Championship which will ultimately determine Canada’s representative to the 2019 World Driving Championship....read on

Outstanding Groom Loves The Work

February 15, 2018:

From the surprise of being nominated to the thrill of winning, the start of 2018 will certainly be remembered by Chantel Gillis, honoured with the Outstanding Groom Award at the 2017 O'Brien Awards on Saturday, February 3....read on

‘Hannelore’s 2018 Plans Discussed

February 15, 2018:

Mark Weaver, who shares ownership of Hannelore Hanover, has said that the six-year-old world champion mare will not only return to the racetrack in 2018, but she will do so as a mother-in-waiting....read on

Big News For Hanover Raceway

February 14, 2018:

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, Ltd. has entered into a new lease agreement with Hanover Raceway which will bring an expanded gaming floor and additional food and drink offerings to the Ontario racetrack....read on

McNair On Maturation, Future

February 14, 2018:

“I think I’ve been able to read a race a lot different. Confidence is a big thing, too, for a driver. Even if you get a lot of top drives, you have to have the confidence or you’re not going to win those races. You have to be confident in yourself and know the right choices are coming.”...read on

Thomassin Joins SC Board

February 13, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Murielle Thomassin, the general manager of Hippodrome 3R in Quebec, has joined SC’s Board of Directors....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

Alberta's 2017 Champions Honoured

February 11, 2018:

The best of Alberta's harness racing industry were honoured at the annual Alberta Standardbred Horse Association (ASHA) Awards Gala on Saturday, February 10 at the Northlands Park Paddock Theatre in Edmonton, Alta....read on

Stakes Eligibility Changes Shelved

February 9, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI) originally scheduled to be launched this year for stakes races on the Woodbine Entertainment circuit as well as The Meadowlands has been delayed until 2019....read on

AGCO Drops 90-Day Suspension Rule

February 8, 2018:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release a Summary Report of the work delivered by the Equine Drug Program Working Group over the last seven months....read on

2017 O'Brien Award Winners

February 3, 2018:

On Saturday, February 3, Standardbred Canada announced the winners for the 2017 O’Brien Awards, at the 29th edition of the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala held at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

AGCO Notice Regarding EHV-1

January 25, 2018:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has noted that the two barns in the Meadows stable area remain under quarantine as a safety precaution after a case of Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) was diagnosed....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

Ontario's 2018 Race Dates

December 20, 2017:

The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has issued the 2018 race-date schedule for the province....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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