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SC Holiday Hours

December 24, 2008:

Please be aware of Standardbred Canada's holiday hours for its main office in Mississauga, ON. The office will be closing today, Wednesday, December 24, at 12:00 noon....read on

Somebeachsomewhere CBC News-Nova Scotia’s Newsmaker Of The Year

December 24, 2008:

World champion three-year-old pacer Somebeachsomewhere is the CBC News-Nova Scotia Newsmaker of the Year and will be featured in a broadcast at 6:30 p.m. Atlantic (5:30 p.m. Eastern) on Friday....read on

Five Bagger For Piroski At Windsor

December 23, 2008:

Driver Gene Piroski ruled the roost at Windsor Raceway on Tuesday evening thanks to a five-win performance on the border oval’s 12-race card....read on

Bo Tie Blows Them Away

December 23, 2008:

Bo Tie turned in a dominant performance for the dynamic duo of trainer Isabelle Binet and driver Pascal Berube in Tuesday’s $13,000 Invitational Pace at Sulky Trois Rivieres....read on

Activator Romps In Preferred

December 23, 2008:

Activator had no problem battling through challenging conditions en route to capturing Tuesday’s $16,000 Preferred Pace at Georgian Downs....read on

Primo Spur Perfect In Meadows Feature

December 23, 2008:

Primo Spur, the Horse of the Year at The Meadows, demonstrated on Tuesday why he deserved the honour by capturing the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot....read on

Secrets Nephew Wins O’Brien; Tigerama Disqualified

December 23, 2008:

Further to yesterday’s announcement of finalists for the 2008 O’Brien Awards, Standardbred Canada has today announced that Secrets Nephew is the winner of the O’Brien Award in the Older Pacing Horse category....read on

ORC Dismisses Three Appeals

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December 23, 2008:

The Ontario Racing Commission today released three rulings in regard to appeals from Kevin Skilton, Les Ecuries Giroux Inc., Jacques Caron, Travis Bowman and Michael Wassilyn....read on

Double-Header At Rideau New Years Day

December 23, 2008:

Rideau Carleton Raceway has announced that it will be conducting two cards of live harness racing New Years Day, January 1, 2009....read on

Big Woodbine Handle Monday; Martin On Seven-Eighths Trial

December 23, 2008:

On Monday, December 22, the Woodbine Entertainment Group saw its live standardbred card produce the highest Monday handle since May 15, 2006. WEG did offer a 13-dash card, but, nonetheless, the $1,569,322 handle speaks for itself. Today, Trot Insider spoke with Jamie Martin, WEG senior vice president, Racing, about the ongoing seven-eighths mile racing trial....read on

What Was The Best Race Of 2008?

December 23, 2008:

In his most recent post on his Trot Blog, Dean Hoffman asks readers what the best race of 2008 was....read on

Pinkney On O'Brien Nom.

December 23, 2008:

"I’m pretty proud to be nominated. There are a lot of great horsemen in Canada. And, it’s kind of nice for someone from the Maritimes to be recognized," horseman Phil Pinkney, 71, was quoted as saying about his nomination for an O'Brien Award, which was announced yesterday....read on

Tell All To Deo Volente Farm

December 23, 2008:

Brittany Farms Stallion Management and Kentuckiana Farms announced this morning that Tell All will be standing at Deo Volente Farm located in Flemington, New Jersey....read on

CBC Stallion Nom. Deadline Jan. 15, 2009

December 23, 2008:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners, trainers and horsepeople that the Canadian Breeders Championship stallion nomination deadline...read on

Online Contest Glitch; Fasulo Wants His $6,000

December 23, 2008:

According to a report by the Toronto Star, problems with software running an online standardbred handicapping game have caused quite a stir with a resident of Brampton, ON. David Fasulo is stating that $6,000 should be coming his way after apparently winning the contest, but he has only been given a $10 credit....read on

EPR Race Date Switched

December 23, 2008:

This year, Exhibition Park Raceway will forgo its usual Boxing Day card of racing on December 26 and instead go with a live card on a different date....read on

Plante Picks Up Five

December 23, 2008:

Christmas came early for J.R. Plante this year, as the reinsman put together a five-win performance during Monday’s 12-race program at Flamboro Downs....read on

Niagara Series Prelims Completed

December 22, 2008:

Signal and Aqua Rosa were both repeat winners in Monday night's second leg of the Niagara Pacing Series at Woodbine and positioned themselves for a chance at the series sweep....read on

Yonkers Cancels Due To Deep Freeze

December 22, 2008:

Yonkers Raceway cancelled Monday night's scheduled 13-race card after three races due to icy track conditions....read on

Western Fair Feature To Missionacomplished

December 22, 2008:

Missionacomplished certainly lived up to his name by winning Western Fair Raceway's feature race – the $12,800 Preferred 2 Pace – earlier this evening for the duo of trainer Paul Taylor and driver Mike Sumner....read on

OSS Stallion Registration Deadline Looms

December 22, 2008:

The Ontario Sires Stakes Administration would like to remind everyone that the deadline to register a stallion for the OSS program for the 2009 breeding season without paying a late fee is Thursday, January 15, 2009....read on

Another Push For Kentucky Slots

December 22, 2008:

According to a report on Kentucky.com, another push for slots at racetracks in the state of Kentucky is expected to come during the next legislative session....read on

Rally At Fort Erie

December 22, 2008:

Roughly 60 frustrated workers at the Fort Erie racetrack for thoroughbreds conducted a rally Sunday, December 21 in the track parking lot. "It gave us a little bit of hope that by January 15, the government is supposed to have an answer for us one way or the other, so we can go on with our lives," thoroughbred horseperson Claudia Whalen was quoted as saying....read on

Over $30,000 Raised For Rutter

December 22, 2008:

Once again, the harness racing industry has been able to do some unbelievable for one of its own in a time of need....read on

Fraser Downs News

December 22, 2008:

According to the BC Standardbred Association website, starting Friday, January 2, 2009, the first race for all Friday live cards at Fraser Downs will be 7:30 p.m. (10:30 p.m. ET)....read on

ORC Notice Regarding Dr. Bonshor

December 22, 2008:

Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) licensees and participants involved in horse racing in Ontario are advised to take notice of two rulings issued by the director on December 19, 2008 which deal with the veterinary services of Dr. Murray A. Bonshor, Licence No.P42700 (expired)....read on

ASHA '09 Banquet Details

December 22, 2008:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association has announced the details surrounding its 2009 Awards Banquet.

The awards banquet will take place Saturday, February 7, 2009....read on

Cashing In On Woodbine Slots

December 22, 2008:

With frigid temperatures and more shovelling of the white stuff on the horizon, the thoughts of 33-year-old Mississauga, ON resident Shaun Kozlowsky turned to sunny Jamaica yesterday....read on

2008 O'Brien Award Finalists Announced

December 22, 2008:

Standardbred Canada today announced the finalists for the 2008 O'Brien Awards, which honour Canada's best in harness racing over the past season....read on

No More Studio Hosts On HPItv

December 22, 2008:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has made its employees aware that, effective December 22, 2008, HPItv will no longer use Toronto-based studio hosts....read on

Trites Comments On Milestone

December 22, 2008:

A milestone rarely seen in Maritime harness racing was reached Sunday afternoon at Truro Raceway, in Bible Hill, NS....read on

Garnett Wetherup Passes

December 22, 2008:

Trot Insider has learned that horseman Garnett Wetherup has passed away at the age of 93....read on

Harness Racing PEI Offices Closed

December 22, 2008:

Harness Racing PEI has announced that, due to a winter storm, it has been forced to shut its offices in Charlottetown and Summerside for Monday, December 22, 2008.

California Standardbred Hall of Fame Noms Being Accepted

December 22, 2008:

The California Harness Horsemen’s Association (CHHA) is accepting nominations for inductees for its class of 2008 Hall of Fame....read on

O'Brien Nominees Announced Today

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December 22, 2008:

The nominees for the 2008 O'Brien Awards will be announced today at 2:00 p.m. (ET)....read on

Woodbine Announces Holiday Schedule

December 22, 2008:

Early this morning, Woodbine Racetrack announced its schedule for the holiday season....read on

MacDonald Wins Five At Rideau

December 21, 2008:

The 2008 season has proved to be very kind to driver John MacDonald, who continues to stockpile wins and earnings at a furious pace....read on

Forward & Haskell – A 'Four-ce' To Be Reckoned With

December 21, 2008:

The duo of trainer Chris Haskell and driver Brad Forward was more than productive, it was unstoppable on Sunday evening at Windsor Raceway....read on

Snowshoe Stakes Contested; Clark Dominates

December 21, 2008:

Just as he’s done so many times in the past, Keith Clark absolutely dominated the Sunday card of racing Northlands Park....read on

Invitational Parade At Trois Rivieres

December 21, 2008:

Yankee No and Turbo Jam captured their respective Invitational events on Sunday afternoon at Sulky Trois Rivieres, as the Quebec half-miler played host to a solid 14-race program....read on

HRNB's Hachey Gives Racing Update

December 21, 2008:

Earlier this week Jamie Hachey was appointed President of Horse Racing New Brunswick, and earlier today he distributed an update on standardbred racing in the province....read on

Fraser Downs Cancels

December 21, 2008:

Fraser Downs has been forced to cancel Sunday’s card of racing due to unsafe track conditions caused by heavy snowfall....read on

Bitter Cold Forces Balmoral To Cancel

December 21, 2008:

Due to the extreme cold that has moved into the Chicagoland area, Balmoral Park has been forced to cancel tonight's live racing program....read on

Jacob Makes It 21!

December 21, 2008:

Jacob found his way to the winner’s circle on Saturday afternoon at Exhibition Park Raceway, and in doing so he pushed his 2008 win total to 21!...read on

Rideau Holiday Schedule Reminder

December 21, 2008:

Track officials at Rideau Carleton Raceway would like to remind all fans and horsemen of the schedule for live racing and draw dates during the holiday season....read on

Mauro Proving That Patience Pays Off

December 21, 2008:

He’s quietly gone about the business of sending out competitive starters in the 2008 Fall Meet at Western Fair Raceway but the stable of Carmen Mauro won’t be flying in under the radar much longer....read on

Windsor Draw Schedule Reminder

December 21, 2008:

The race office staff at Windsor Raceway would like to remind all horsemen that the draw for the Sunday, December 28 program will take place on Monday, December 22....read on

Happy Hoot Passes

December 21, 2008:

Happy Hoot, a regular in the Open ranks on the OJC circuit back in the early '80s, passed away earlier this week at the age of 33 after enjoying retirement at the farm of Barry Garrard....read on

Georgian Announces Holiday Draw Schedule

December 21, 2008:

Georgian Downs would like to remind all horsemen of its draw schedule over the holidays....read on

Vapor In The Wind Takes Third Straight

December 20, 2008:

Vapor In The Wind ($3.60) made it three straight Saturday at the Isle Pompano Park, scoring an easy two-length victory in the $16,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on


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