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Brown: Court Documents "Explosive"

October 18, 2017:

Ontario PC Party leader Patrick Brown has commented on the documents filed in the Standardbred breeders lawsuit against the province of Ontario and the OLG that planned for the "collapse" of the horse racing industry with the decision to end the slots-at-racetracks on

Key Hopes For More Crown Success

October 18, 2017:

Bob Key has been a longtime participant in the Breeders Crown and an ardent supporter of the Grand Circuit. He knows what it takes to win at the sport’s top level and appreciates the opportunities for on

Final Woodbine Meet Starts Thursday

October 18, 2017:

Live harness racing will return to Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday, October 17 for the track’s 2017-18 fall-winter on

So Not Cool Dominates At Flamboro

October 18, 2017:

Awesome Acres Standardbreds’ So Not Cool ($3.40) turned in a dominant pillar-to-post performance in the featured $9,000 upper-level trot on Wednesday evening (October 18) at Flamboro on

Equine Guelph To Offer Online Course

October 18, 2017:

Equine Guelph announces the free offering of the new ‘Gut Health & Colic Prevention’ online course to the first 50 grooms and trainers to register from each racing sector in Ontario: Standardbred, Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse on

Celebration Of Life For Diane Twasnick

October 18, 2017:

The family and friends of Diane Twasnick have announced details for a Celebration Of Life on Sunday, October on

Ontario Resident Mare Forms Mailed

October 18, 2017:

Ontario Racing would like to inform broodmare owners that mare enrollment forms and renewal forms for the Ontario Resident Mare program have been mailed for the 2018 foal on

Nihilator, Catch Drivers, And The Birth Of The Breeders Crown

October 18, 2017:

“We had pretty much turned him (Nihilator) out for the season. Then (owner) Lou Guida called and said that this Breeders Crown was an important race and that we should go there with his horse Nihilator.” on

New SC Rulebook Committee Members Announced

October 18, 2017:

The Standardbred Canada National Rulebook committee conducted its first meeting on September 29, 2017 where the committee agreed to begin work on creating a national rule book for Standardbred horse on

Updated: Francis ‘Frank’ O'Toole Passes

August 10, 2017:

Longtime horseman Francis ‘Frank’ O'Toole, of Puslinch, Ont., passed away on Friday, August 4 at the age of 59, and arrangements have now been on

Exotic Beach Powers Away At Batavia

October 18, 2017:

Without even a moment of doubt in the mile, Exotic Beach overpowered her five rivals to jog home with authority in the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (October 18) on

Wind Of The North Stalks, Pounces

October 18, 2017:

Daryl Bier and Joann Dombeck's Wind Of The North ($4.40, Victor Kirby) was a 1:56.1 winner in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday (October 18) at Harrington on

Tamarind Sails To Meadows Victory

October 18, 2017:

Tamarind zipped to the front from post seven and never had an anxious moment as he rolled to victory in Wednesday’s (October 18) $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap on

Veterans’ Classic Night This Friday

October 18, 2017:

Officials from The Raceway at Western Fair District have informed Trot Insider that the track will be hosting its first-ever Veterans’ Classic Night this Friday (October 20) at The on

Eagle Jolt To Command Rail In Feature

October 18, 2017:

Early position will be key in the Thursday evening (October 19) feature at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving on

Guilty Plea In Deadly Barn Fire

October 18, 2017:

A man has pled guilty to setting a fire at a barn that killed 13 horses this past on

Juravinski Inducted To Hamilton Hall

October 18, 2017:

Canadian Standardbred industry icon Charles ‘Charlie’ Juravinski, the philanthropic founder of Flamboro Downs, was inducted into the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday (October 17) on

Taking Our Industry Back

October 18, 2017:

"Maybe this spring when our clients want to get away they choose the Meadows again rather than Vegas, or Disneyworld? When else could Pittsburgh ever compete in that way? Now imagine if there 50 or 100 stables working with all tracks and casinos in that manner? What would our grandstands and affiliate casino attendance look like?" on

Breeders Crown’s Male Elims Set

October 17, 2017:

Breeders Crown eliminations for male pacers and trotters will be held Saturday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, with harness racing’s No. 1-ranked star, Fear The Dragon, leading the on

Breeders Crown's Female Elims Set

October 17, 2017:

Four previous champions will be in action this Friday, as the road to this year’s Breeders Crown finals will begin with eliminations for female trotters and pacers at Hoosier Park Racing & on

Chappell's Troops Triple Up At Fraser

October 18, 2017:

Trainer John Chappell kicked off his Tuesday evening with a win at Fraser Downs, and things finished up pretty well for the talented horseman, considering he swept the final two dashes on the 10-race on

Reel Is On A Serious Roll

October 18, 2017:

It’s now three wins and counting from the last four trips postward for pacer Reel thanks to his Tuesday evening triumph in the $11,500 Preferred 2 Handicap at The Raceway at Western Fair on

Kirby Nabs 4,000th Win

October 17, 2017:

Driver Victor Kirby registered three victories including his 4,000th lifetime win Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with a win aboard Spanish Dream in the fifth on

Stakes Action To Shift To Dover In Nov.

October 17, 2017:

Following completions of the upcoming eight Breeders Crown finals, harness stakes action shifts to Dover Downs in early November for a month-long 'Novemberfest' of lucrative racing headed by the $350,000 (est.) Hap Hansen Progress on

Upset City In Meadows Main Event

October 17, 2017:

Dreamsteeler exploded from the pocket at the top of the lane and got by a determined RV Janet to capture Tuesday’s $13,000 conditioned trot at The Meadows at a healthy on

Kiwis Put On Clinic At Yonkers

October 17, 2017:

The second leg of the three-track international Friendship competition between the visiting New Zealanders and the hometown NAADA team was contested Tuesday night on the betting card at Yonkers Raceway and when the judges hung the official sign the Kiwis Cheree Wigg emerged victorious with Big Turn On in a 1:57.1 on

Pocono Features To 'Jenny' & 'Gigi'

October 17, 2017:

The second choice caught the pacesetting favourite in the shadow of the wire in both $16,000 distaff pacing features on Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun on

Norman Kennedy Passes

October 17, 2017:

Officials with the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association have informed Trot Insider of the passing of horseman Norm on

Johnson Wins Share In A Racehorse

October 17, 2017:

Susan Johnson of Waterdown, Ont., just became involved in harness horse ownership thanks to the Win A Share in A Racehorse promotion sponsored by the Ontario Sires Stakes in conjunction with the London Selected Yearling on

Straatman’s Big Year

October 17, 2017:

The last horse had just finished selling early Sunday evening at the inaugural London Selected Yearling Sale and the huge smile on the face of the sale’s co-manager was more than enough to indicate it had been a heck of an on

SC Welcomes Tax Rate Drop

October 17, 2017:

As a voting associate board member, Standardbred Canada has been working with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) by providing feedback to CFA as it pertains to the taxation on

Consignors Thrilled With London Selected Yearling Sale

October 16, 2017:

The inaugural London Selected Yearling Sale was the talk of the Ontario Standardbred scene this past weekend, as strong gross sales and a better than expected average made the endeavour a success. Trot Insider has reached out to consignors for their feedback, and to say that they are happy is an on

Schneider Wins September Zoom

October 17, 2017:

Congratulations to Cassidy Schneider of Arthur, Ont., who is the winner of the September Zoom Photography Challenge featuring the ‘Meet My Horse’ on

Breeders Crown Attracts 166 Entries

October 17, 2017:

The Breeders Crown events at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino have attracted 166 entries for the $6 million championship finals on Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October on

Slim Lead Atop Standardbred Poll

October 17, 2017:

The Week 21 results from the 2017 Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll are in, and this week’s leader is on top by just four on

Details For 2018 WHHC Unveiled

October 17, 2017:

The details for the the 2018 World Harness Handicapping Championship have been on

Mohawk Meet Wraps Up

October 17, 2017:

The 54th season of live racing at Mohawk Racetrack came to a close Monday evening with a 10-race card taking on

Woodbine Draw Schedule Released

October 16, 2017:

The Mohawk Racetrack race office would like to remind horsepeople of the draw schedule for the upcoming Woodbine Racetrack on

Four Supplemented To Breeders Crown

October 16, 2017:

The connections of four of the top horses in their divisions have supplemented to their Breeders Crown events at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on October on

Meeting For Rideau Racing Community

October 16, 2017:

Details of an information meeting for the Rideau Carleton Raceway racing community have been on

Optimism For Additional Kawartha Dates

October 16, 2017:

Officials with Kawartha Downs have applied for the track to host 40 race dates in 2018 – more than double the amount of dates that the track conducted this year. The deadline for feedback on the application was this past Friday, but some local horsepeople have let their feelings about the application be on

Donald Fines Passes

October 16, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime horseman Donald Fines passed away this past on

Blooded Horse Fall Sale Entries Closing

October 16, 2017:

The 70th annual Blooded Horse Fall Sale is almost to capacity and closing is on

London Selected Yearling Sale Complete

October 15, 2017:

Mohawk Seelster fetched the highest price of the second session of the London Selected Yearling Sale as the inaugural two-day sale concluded in London, Ont. on Sunday (October 15) on

$2.3-Million Wagered On Jackpot Hi-5

October 15, 2017:

A total of $2,375,530 in new money was wagered into the mandatory-payout Jackpot Hi-5 pool at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday, October on

OSS Super Finals Complete

October 14, 2017:

Mohawk Racetrack hosted 2017's Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final Night, highlighted by eight $225,000 OSS Super Finals for freshmen and sophomore pacers and trotters, on Saturday, October on

London Selected Day One Complete

October 14, 2017:

Silas Seelster fetched the highest price during the opening session of the 2017 London Selected Yearling on

SC Rewind: When Horse Was King

October 14, 2017:

This week's Rewind is a bit different from the usual; it's all about horses but with less to do with actual harness racing. Robert has penned a mainly pictorial piece that shows a wide variety of horse types that once provided our forefathers with a wide range of on

Grand River Track & Training Notice

October 13, 2017:

Grand River Raceway has issued a notice regarding an upcoming track closure period and its final training on

Fall 2017 'Race Line' Available

October 13, 2017:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) have published the Fall 2017 issue of the Race Line on

Reunion A Roaring Success

October 13, 2017:

It was standing room only for the overflow gathering of over 300 harness folk, who converged on the Mohawk Inn and Convention Centre in Campbellville, Ont. for an evening that will long be remembered by the participants of the industry's golden age of harness racing in on

Government Witnesses Examined

October 11, 2017:

Examinations have begun in the lawsuit launched by a group of Standardbred breeders against the Government of Ontario, and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming on

Apply To Join The OR Equine Health And Welfare Advisory Council

October 11, 2017:

Ontario Racing is inviting racing participants to apply as a volunteer member to its new Equine Health and Welfare Advisory on

Ontario Racing Pleased With Queen’s Park Reception

October 11, 2017:

Ontario Racing has commented on its second annual Horse Racing Industry Reception at Queen’s Park, which took place on September on

Officiating Working Group Summary

October 10, 2017:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release its Summary Report of the work performed by the Officiating Working Group over the last four on

Woodbine Qualifying/Training Schedule

October 10, 2017:

Live harness racing will shift from Mohawk Racetrack to Woodbine Racetrack next week, and details regarding training hours and qualifiers have been on

Huntsville Injured, Retired

October 10, 2017:

World Champion and 2016 Dan Patch award winner Huntsville sustained an injury while training for the Tattersalls Pace and has been on

Filion Purchase Turns Heads

October 10, 2017:

Hall-of-fame horseman Yves Filion usually isn't a high roller at yearling auctions, so seeing his name attached to a $140,000 (U.S.) purchase at the Lexington Select sale raised a few on

Rare Air For Wiggle It Jiggleit

October 9, 2017:

Despite not competing this year, the name and image of popular pacer Wiggle It Jiggleit continues to make headlines and appear both on and off the on

Rideau Joins Standardbred Alliance

October 6, 2017:

The Standardbred Alliance is pleased to announce Rideau Carleton Raceway has joined the Ontario racetrack 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 on

Call For Calendar Submissions

October 4, 2017:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club Team is publishing a 2018 calendar on the 'Heart of Harness Racing' and we need your photo contributions! on

Interest In Ontario Yearlings High

October 3, 2017:

Proven sires and newcomers are keeping interest in Ontario yearlings high, as yearling sale season swings into high gear. The first session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale takes place today (Tuesday, October 3) on

Tax Proposals Discussed In Ottawa

September 28, 2017:

As a voting associate board member, Standardbred Canada has been working with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and is providing feedback to CFA as it pertains to the taxation on

London Yearling Sale Announces Sponsors

September 15, 2017:

Standardbred Canada and the Forest City Yearling Sale are pleased to announce that Ontario Lottery and Gaming and Ontario Racing are major sponsors for the 2017 London Selected Yearling on

Quebec Mare Residency Program

September 6, 2017:

The 2017 Enrollment forms for the Quebec Mare Residency Program are now 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? on

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