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September’s Calendar Photographer

September 3, 2017:

“Photography has always been a passion of mine, and being able to photograph such amazing animals in this sport is great. Getting that perfect shot is such a high for me.”...read on

Scioto Super Night Richest Ever

September 3, 2017:

Chilly temperatures didn’t put a damper on the richest night ever in Ohio horse racing, as $2 million were paid out in eight $250,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championships contested on Saturday, September 2 at Scioto Downs....read on

Flamboro Hosts OSS Grassroots

September 3, 2017:

Ontario Sires Stakes action returned to Flamboro Downs on Saturday, September 2 with two Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts....read on

Pink Pistol Fires In Goodtimes

September 3, 2017:

Pink Pistol shot to the lead in a wire-to-wire performance in the $10,000 Goodtimes Invitational Trot Saturday, September 2 at Kawartha Downs, winning in 1:57.2....read on

Ontario Success Wins Pocono Feature

September 3, 2017:

Lis Mara gelding Ontario Success rallied from last to take the $20,000 pacing feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday, September 2 in 1:51.2....read on

Pop I Wins Vernon Feature

September 3, 2017:

Pop I won the Vernon Downs $9,000 featured trot on Saturday, September 2....read on

Pop I Wins Vernon Feature

September 3, 2017:

Pop I won the Vernon Downs $9,000 featured trot on Saturday, September 2....read on

Prairie Fortune Captures Tioga Open

September 2, 2017:

Prairie Fortune charged late to win the $10,000 Open II Handicap Trot at Tioga Downs on Saturday, September 2....read on

Fireyourguns Rebounds At Batavia

September 2, 2017:

After losing for the first time this year at Batavia Downs last week, Fireyourguns rebounded as he routed the best local pacers in the $10,500 Open Handicap feature on Saturday, September 2....read on

Donttellmeagain Completes Series Sweep

September 2, 2017:

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino hosted eight Pennsylvania Stallion Series championships Saturday, September 2, each carrying a $40,000 purse....read on

Vics Royal Lady Takes Walker Invite

September 2, 2017:

Vics Royal Lady, sent off the 3-1 third choice, went wire to wire in the $8,000 Walker Invitational Trot at Hanover Raceway on Saturday, September 2....read on

MacDonald Receives WDC Cheque

September 2, 2017:

James MacDonald was presented with his cheque for winning the 2017 World Driving Championship on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Sintra Upsets In Canadian Pacing Derby

September 2, 2017:

Sintra rallied up the inside, surpassing Rockin Ron as he drifted on the lead through the stretch to take the $615,000 Canadian Pacing Derby, which headlined the Grand Circuit stakes action at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday, September 2, in 1:48.1....read on

Downbytheseaside Game In Messenger

September 2, 2017:

Grabbing the lead before the quarter, Downbytheseaside fended off late challengers to narrowly take the $500,000 Messenger Pace in 1:52.1 among a quartet of sophomore stakes events at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday, September 2....read on

Tajmeallover 'Fourpeats' In Mares Open

September 2, 2017:

Commandeering the field before the half, Tajmeallover strolled to her fourth-straight win in the $9,000 Filly and Mare Open, winning in 1:54.4 as the 3-5 favourite on Saturday, September 2 at Century Downs....read on

Bali Sprints To Track Record Win

September 2, 2017:

Pacing gelding Bali etched his name in the record books at Saint-Esprit on Saturday with the fastest mile in the fair track's history....read on

Surrealist Scores Again At Northside

September 2, 2017:

On the front, first over, sitting pocket...no matter the trip, war horse Surrealist continues to find ways to win as evidenced by his 66th lifetime victory Saturday at Northside Downs....read on

Kinda Like Her Wins The Maritimer

September 2, 2017:

Kinda Like Her impressed the crowd in attendance at Exhibition Park Raceway on Saturday (Sept. 2) with a rock-solid effort to capture the final of The Maritimer for three-year-old pacing fillies....read on

Standardbred Showcase Show Sunday

September 2, 2017:

The final show in the Ontario Standardbred Showcase Series takes place this Sunday (September 3) at Touch N Go Farm in Campbellville....read on

Can Wildriverbumblebee Do It Again?

September 2, 2017:

It was just one year ago that the two-year-old pacing colt Wildriverbumblebee, set the track record for his age and gait at Hippodrome 3R in winning his division of the Quebec Championship finals....read on

A Healthier Mamora Bay Returns

September 2, 2017:

“I feel she’s very good. I think she’s as healthy now as she was her first couple of starts of the year. I’m very optimistic going into this race that she’s going to do very well.”...read on

Canadian Premier Yearling Sale Results

September 2, 2017:

Some names familiar to harness racing were active participants in the recently concluded 2017 Canadian Premier Yearling Sale held at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Toronto....read on

Burke Brigade Prepares For Battle

September 2, 2017:

Renowned photographer Michael Burns was on hand to capture the action at Golden Horseshoe Training Centre this past Thursday as Ron Burke's three Canadian Pacing Derby contenders prepared for Saturday night's heavyweight battle...read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1950s

September 2, 2017:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith takes a look back to the decade of the 1950s and surveys some of the action taking place at various tracks and even a few sales results from that period in time....read on

Shower Play Tops Grassroots Fillies

September 2, 2017:

Competing in their fifth regular season Grassroots event at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening, Ontario’s top two-year-old pacing fillies turned in a trio of impressive performances....read on

Weather Hanover Wires Truro Pacers

September 2, 2017:

Weather Hanover was a wire-to-wire winner in Truro Raceway's Winners Over Pace on Friday night (September 1)....read on

Vernon Feature To Miss Dollar Mam

September 2, 2017:

Big longshot Miss Dollar Mam (Stanley Zombick Jr.) won the featured Fillies and Mares pace ($6,000) at Vernon Downs on Friday (September 1)....read on

Little Santamonica Takes Tioga Open

September 1, 2017:

Little Santamonica and driver Aaron Byron won the $9,000 Fillies and Mares Open II Pace on Friday (September 1) at Tioga Downs....read on

P.E.I.-Bred Upsets In Saratoga Feature

September 1, 2017:

J K Cowboy (sired by Brandons Cowboy) registered an upset in the Friday (September 1) feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Lispatty Wins Mares Open At Yonkers

September 1, 2017:

Lispatty (George Brennan, $6.60) was first home from second-up Friday night (September 1), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Hitman Hill Sets Record In Sire Stakes

September 1, 2017:

The track standard of 1:53.2 for two-year-old pacing geldings was lowered substantially on Friday night (Sept. 1) when Hitman Hill (American Ideal-Fox Valley Shaker) torched the Genesee County oval in 1:52.4 during New York Sire Stakes action at Batavia Downs....read on

The Wins Are Piling Up For Chaplaincy

September 1, 2017:

The Stable That God Loves will be active at four Canadian and U.S. tracks this weekend looking to boost its season’s victory skein of 85 ever closer to the 100-win mark....read on

Americans Lead In Hungary Competition

September 1, 2017:

After waiting on Greyhound and Thoroughbred races, the main event on the card at Kincsem Park's 1,200 meter sand track in Budapest, Hungary pitted Paul Minore (Sholty Geri) against the Hungarian perennial champ Andrea Nagyvary, steering the heavy favourite (Oaklahoma Font) in the American vs. Hungary Friendship Competition....read on

Ariana G Caps Big Night For Katz, Libfeld

September 1, 2017:

Returning to the scene of her 2016 Peaceful Stakes victory on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack, Ariana G overcame a trailing tier start to win the $166,872 Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies and cap off a big night of Grand Circuit action for owners and breeders Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld....read on

Hudon Returns To The Track

September 1, 2017:

After a serious accident last December, longtime horseman Gerry Hudon will drive in his first race in nearly nine months this Saturday (Sept. 2) at Century Downs....read on

Wollam Knows What Works

September 1, 2017:

Trainer Marty Wollam is no stranger to what works with young trotters....read on

SC Office Closed Labour Day

September 1, 2017:

Please take note that Standardbred Canada's Mississauga, Ont. office will be closed in observance of Labour Day on Monday, September 4....read on

Ontario-Based Fillies To Invade Tioga

September 1, 2017:

The Labour Day matinee at Tioga Downs will feature two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for sophomore pacing fillies, with Ontario-based horses headlining the divisions....read on

Fair Racing Returns To Saint-Esprit

September 1, 2017:

For the second time this year, fair racing will be conducted in Saint-Esprit, Quebec....read on

Atlantic Sires Stakes To Inverness

September 1, 2017:

The Atlantic Sires Stakes three-year-old pacing colts are heading to Inverness Raceway on Sunday afternoon and this will be the last opportunity for the colts to earn points towards entry in the season-ending championship finals....read on

'Single' That Could Be A Home Run

September 1, 2017:

“We say it every once in a while, and it sounds stupid, but he reminds me a little of Foiled Again. I’m sure this is how 'Foiled' was as a young horse. He wasn’t quite mature and he hadn’t quite figured it all out. That’s the idea.”...read on

Fillies That Make You Say ‘Shhhhhhhh’

September 1, 2017:

Norm Parker has a way with the ladies. At least the four-legged kind....read on

Post Relief For Rash B Havior

September 1, 2017:

Good post position can cure a lot of ailments and after a quartet of outer posts Rash B Havior will be able to determine his own fate in the afternoon feature on a special Labour Day Monday card at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

OHHA Office Closed Monday

September 1, 2017:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) office will be closed on Monday, September 4 and will reopen on Tuesday, September 5....read on

Matheson Returns From Injury Saturday

September 1, 2017:

It will have been 126 days since he lined up behind the starting gate in pari-mutuel action but Ron Matheson is back in the bike this Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Sears Seeks Second Messenger

September 1, 2017:

"That’s the type of horse he is. He’s going to give it to you, what he’s got. He’ll empty the tank for you. My job is just to try and keep him relaxed and confident and let him go about his thing.”...read on

Seven Straight Wins For V Power

September 1, 2017:

The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for three-year-old trotters and pacers were contested at The Red Mile on Thursday evening. The next stop for this group will be the $175,000 finals on Sunday, September 17....read on

Meet World Champion MacDonald

September 1, 2017:

Fans of harness racing coming out to Mohawk Racetrack this Saturday will have an opportunity to meet and congratulate James MacDonald, the 2017 World Driving Champion, ahead of the Canadian Pacing Derby card....read on

West Nile Virus On The Rise

September 1, 2017:

Between August 28 and 30, 2017 the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs was notified of West Nile Virus-positive test results in an additional four horses....read on

Canadian Leaderboard Update

September 1, 2017:

Trot Insider has shared an update on the drivers and trainers leading the national standings with eight months of the calendar year in the books, and some familiar faces continue to set the pace....read on


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