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Ontario Gold Twinbill At Mohawk

July 20, 2017:

Two-year-old pacing colts and geldings took centre stage at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening (July 20), with a pair of Ontario Sires Stakes Gold events sharing top billing on the 11-race card....read on

Jamieson Comments On Sintra

July 20, 2017:

“He’s got speed, he’s got stamina, he’s got talent. When you add in smarts, where he’ll let you drive him how you want, that’s the total package right there. He’s a five-tool baseball player.”...read on

Marc Campbell Shines In Truro Stakes

July 20, 2017:

Freshman pacing colts and geldings were showcased on Thursday evening (July 20) at Truro Raceway, and driver Marc Campbell captured three of the five Atlantic Sires Stake events carded at the Nova Scotia oval....read on

Nogreatmischief Tops At Charlottetown

July 20, 2017:

A first-over attack sealed the deal for Nogreatmischief in the Thursday night (July 20) feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

The Definition Of Luck

July 20, 2017:

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it"....read on

American Rock Rolls At Plainridge

July 20, 2017:

After being raced from off the pace 11 starts in a row, driver Jim Hardy sent American Rock down the road this week and won gate-to-wire in the $14,000 featured pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (July 20)....read on

Siegelman Scores Five At Monticello

July 20, 2017:

On Thursday afternoon (July 20), Austin Siegelman took advantage of the absence of two of the leading drivers at Monticello Raceway and scored five wins on the afternoon’s card....read on

Barn Bella Reaches In NY Sire Stakes

July 20, 2017:

The sensational filly Barn Bella (Conway Hall) was at it again on Thursday afternoon (July 20) at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Tornado Ends Buffalo Meet Early

July 20, 2017:

Officials with Buffalo Raceway have announced that the track has been forced to cancel the remainder of its 2017 season (and simulcasting) due to a tornado that caused significant damage to the Hamburg, NY area on Thursday, July 20....read on

"As Good As He's Ever Been"

July 20, 2017:

For the trainers of all Adios colts and geldings not named Huntsville, his conditioner, Ray Schnittker, offers a scary report on the status of his Dan Patch Award winner....read on

Brown Compares Campbell To Hockey Legend

July 19, 2017:

Canadian Hall of Fame driver Doug Brown said fellow Hall of Famer John Campbell reminds him of hockey legend Bobby Orr. On July 30 at Clinton Raceway, the two will square off one final time in the Legends Day Trot....read on

Barn One's Memory Lives On

July 19, 2017:

It would be difficult to imagine that Ben Wallace could be more connected to another horse than freshman pacing colt Barn One....read on

The ‘Big M’ To Celebrate Filion’s Life

July 20, 2017:

The life and career of legendary harness racing driver Hervé Filion will be celebrated Saturday, July 22 at the Meadowlands Racetrack with a series of events to honour the Hall of Famer who passed away last month at the age of 77....read on

International Moni On The Rebound

July 20, 2017:

“Knock on wood, crossed fingers, whatever you want to say, [International Moni is] doing very well… It seems like he recovered fully.”...read on

Douglas Ertel Passes

July 20, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that horseman Douglas James Ertel, who was in his 70th year, passed away at home, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, July 18....read on

Exhibition Park Qualifiers This Weekend

July 20, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that a qualifying session will take place this weekend at Exhibition Park Raceway....read on

Training Closure At Rideau

July 20, 2017:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have informed Trot Insider that the main track at the Ottawa-area course will be closed for training on Monday, July 24....read on

Hertlein Scholarship Award Winners

July 20, 2017:

Sandra Kaufman, chairman of the co-sponsored SOA of New York/Yonkers Raceway Scholarship Committee, has announced the winners of the Jo Ann Hertlein Memorial Scholarship Awards....read on

Juveniles To Clash At The ‘Big M’ Friday

July 20, 2017:

This Friday's card at the Meadowlands Racetrack is filled with future stars, as five races dedicated to the popular Kindergarten series for two-year-old pacers and trotters will head postward....read on

Sophomore Fillies Star In Grassroots

July 20, 2017:

Driver Trevor Henry guided a pair of three-year-old trotting fillies to Grassroots glory at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening (July 19), capturing the second and third of five $15,600 divisions....read on

Record Win Part Of A Parker-Key Double

July 20, 2017:

Trainer Norm Parker and owner/breeder Robert Key had a banner night at Scioto Downs on July 19, winning a pair of four $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contested for two-year-old trotting fillies....read on

Quicksilvercandy A Keeps Winning

July 19, 2017:

The old gal just keeps on chugging along. Quicksilvercandy A, a spry 13-year-old mare, won her 13th race of the season and easily took the $16,500 finale for the filly and mare pacers ($8,000-$12,500 category) in the Championship Claiming Series at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (July 19)....read on

Like Clockwork Fastest In Stallion Series

July 19, 2017:

Like Clockwork made a decisive quarter-pole move to the front and rolled to victory in a stake-fastest 1:52.4 in Wednesday’s Pennsylvania Stallion Series for freshman colt and gelding pacers....read on

Sulky Reported Missing At Grand River

July 19, 2017:

A race bike went missing during the Wednesday, July 19 qualifying session at Grand River Raceway....read on

Sintra, ‘Velocity’ To Gerrity Pace

July 19, 2017:

Saratoga Casino Hotel is set to welcome some of North America's finest Standardbred performers for the ninth annual Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Free For All Pace on Saturday, July 22....read on

Blais Discusses Hurricane Beach

July 19, 2017:

“He’s got the physical (attributes) to be a top horse. But to be a top horse you have to be smart, too. With racing and maturity, I think he’s going to do better. We want to have patience. He has lots of speed that horse. Waiting for him, I think he’s going to get better and better. He’s a nice horse, a big horse, strong and very fast.”...read on

Robert ‘Bobby’ Gordon Passes

July 19, 2017:

Respected Prince Edward Island Standardbred breeder Robert ‘Bobby’ Gordon, 80, of Elmsdale, passed away on Friday, July 14 with his loving family by his side....read on

Ariana G: Hambletonian Or Oaks?

July 19, 2017:

“It’s not hyperbole; I believe that she can race with them. I really believe that.”...read on

Morning Lines Set For Adios Elims

July 18, 2017:

Huntsville and Fear The Dragon have been installed as 7-5 morning line favourites to win their respective Saturday, July 22 eliminations for the $450,000 Delvin Miller Pace for the Orchids at the Meadows....read on

Successful Bring A Friend Weekend

July 19, 2017:

This past weekend Standardbred Canada’s I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club partnered with 12 racetracks across Canada to host the fifth annual Bring A Friend promotion, introducing many new people to the sport!...read on

Goshen Sale Catalogue, Roster Online

July 19, 2017:

The complete roster and pedigree pages for the third annual Goshen Yearling Sale are now available on the web....read on

Economic Impact Survey Extended

July 19, 2017:

The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) announced today that it will be extending the deadline to complete the horse owner and supplier survey to update the National Economic Impact Study to August 18....read on

Memorabilia Auction Starts Friday

July 19, 2017:

Along with the Roosevelt Raceway Reunion, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation is holding a memorabilia and collectible auction of great harness racing pieces. From Dan Patch to John Campbell, the collection is very broad....read on

'Amateur' Has Been Around The Block

July 19, 2017:

“Racing has always been a family thing. My wife, Helen, was always by my side in the barn, shipping and racing, and my son, Dan Jr., started driving at 17 and is now 55; still driving professionally and still training with me on the farm. Between us we are campaigning six horses this year.”...read on

Requirements For ‘Hambo Day’ Stakes

July 19, 2017:

The Meadowlands Racetrack is requiring that all horses entered in the stakes listed in this notice be stabled at an approved training facility within a 150-mile radius of the Meadowlands or in the stable area at Vernon Downs by 8 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, July 31 and be made available for out of competition testing as requested....read on

Grand Slam For Campbell At Truro

July 19, 2017:

Trainer/driver Marc Campbell took his show on the road to Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia on Tuesday evening, and by the end of the night he’d made four trips to victory lane on the stakes-filled card....read on

Maiden-Breakers In Tuesday Grassroots

July 19, 2017:

Mohawk Racetrack hosted the second Grassroots event of the season for the two-year-old trotting colts on Tuesday evening and both Ontario Sires Stakes trophies went home with first time winners....read on

Come See The Show Puts One On

July 18, 2017:

Tuesday wasn’t 'Take Your Daughter to Work Day' at The Meadows, but the Sand Tart, a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes event for freshman filly pacers, sure had that feel, as daughters of a pair of harness racing’s most admired champions sparkled in victory....read on

Summer Program Benefits SC

July 18, 2017:

Gagan Sikand, the local Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville, visited the Standardbred Canada offices today to present a certificate of appreciation to SC President and CEO, Dan Gall....read on

First Line For $400,000 Yearling

July 18, 2017:

Mohawk Racetrack hosted a 10-race qualifying session on Tuesday, July 18, and a $400,000 yearling purchase took to the track for his career charted debut, which ended in victory....read on

Campbell Uniform Rules Committee Chair

July 18, 2017:

The U.S. Trotting Association will join an industry-wide initiative to review the rules of racing promulgated by the association, to create a rule book that every harness racing jurisdiction will adopt and enforce. The initiative, chaired by new Hambletonian Society President John Campbell, will conduct a detailed and comprehensive review of the rules of racing, with input from all stakeholders....read on

ID Tech In Eastern Ontario

July 18, 2017:

SC Identification Technician Bruce Redmond will be in the region between Hwy 400 and Napanee during the week of July 24th to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification....read on

2017 Stallion Report Due September 1

July 18, 2017:

If you have a stallion that has bred mares in 2017, please follow the 'eShop' on this website....read on

Stage Set For Austin Series Final

July 17, 2017:

The stage is set for the $11,600 Final of Mark Austin Pacing Series at Dresden Raceway this Sunday, with the top money winners of the first two legs eligible for the final....read on

Norm Campbell Passes

July 17, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime London, Ont.-area horseman Norman William James Campbell passed away on Thursday, July 13 at his Thamesford residence at the age of 86....read on

Breedings To Be Auctioned At Hall Gala

July 17, 2017:

Preparations are well underway for the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Ceremony and Gala Fundraising Dinner on August 9. The menu has been chosen, the rings and awards will arrive any day, and the auction committee is hard at work gathering a wonderful collection of items for guests to bid on as part of the live and silent auction....read on

Saftic Looking Forward To Showdown

July 17, 2017:

For those that steer harness horses, it doesn’t take much to get the competitive juices flowing. That being said, when teams of drivers are assembled for a showdown, and phrases like the ‘best of the best’ are thrown around in the branding, you know it’s going to be a tilt....read on

Harvey Neff Passes

July 17, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that horseman Harvey W. Neff, the well-known London-area trainer of Invitational pacer Springbank, has passed away at the age of 83....read on

Lachance To Relish Legends Day

July 17, 2017:

“I didn’t go to the Hall of Fame race at Goshen this year, and didn’t go the last couple of years, but this year my goal was to go to Clinton. It’s going to be [John Campbell’s] last drive, [and Bill O’Donnell’s] last drive… I’ve had so many good times with those guys. Great, great, great talent there… Those two guys were great to me.”...read on

Burke Happy With His Tattersalls Buy

July 16, 2017:

Five-year-old gelded trotter In Secret was the top-selling horse at Sunday’s Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands Racetrack, as he sold for $140,000 to trainer Ron Burke and Burke Racing....read on

Dunn Heating Up Downunder

July 16, 2017:

Dexter Dunn is gaining momentum in advance of his World Driving Championship title defense coming up next month in Canada....read on

Reflecting On ‘The Hawk’

July 16, 2017:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group recently announced that it will be investing $10 million to renovate Mohawk Racetrack in order to host year-round Standardbred racing at the Campbellville, Ont. facility. The industry is looking to the future with the news, but, at the same time, it is always important to know one’s past....read on

New Owners Get Hooked By 'Mojo'

July 15, 2017:

Donna Smith was a pari-mutuel teller for 36 and a half years before she retired and became a horse owner....read on

Rewind: The Starting Gate Turns 70

July 15, 2017:

In today's Rewind Robert Smith reminds us that this year Canadian harness racing will quietly observe a rather important milestone in its long and colourful history....read on

Owner Seeks Gold In Iowa

July 14, 2017:

Two-year-old pacer Jimmy Freight might not be a household name, but his new owner hopes that he's found gold -- Ontario Sires Stakes Gold -- with an undefeated son of Sportswriter racing in the U.S. midwest....read on

Truro Set For Atlantic Grand Circuit Week

July 14, 2017:

Officials with Truro Raceway have informed Trot Insider that a post time change has been approved for an upcoming card at the Nova Scotia oval during Atlantic Grand Circuit week....read on

Vic Hayter Memorial Trot Returns

July 14, 2017:

On Sunday, July 23, Clinton Raceway will host the second annual Vic Hayter Memorial Trot for the late Stratford, Ont. resident, hotelier and harness horse owner, Vic Hayter....read on

From Denmark To Canada, Under Saddle

July 14, 2017:

A once aspiring thoroughbred jockey found herself on a slightly different path after being introduced to the world of standardbreds....read on

Call For Racing Under Saddle Horses

July 13, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that the not-for-profit organization Racing Under Saddle Ontario (RUS Ontario) is extending an invitation to all racing participants from the Rideau Carleton Raceway / Hippodrome 3R area for assistance and participation in showcasing a RUS event at Rideau Carlton Raceway on Sunday, August 13....read on

How The West Won The WDC

July 13, 2017:

On Saturday, August 12, eleven of the top harness racing drivers from around the globe will assemble at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, near Calgary, Alta., to kick off the 2017 World Driving Championship....read on

Open Letters To Ontario's Standardbred Industry

July 12, 2017:

Within the past 24 hours Standardbred Canada has received two open letters regarding the decision to move Woodbine's Standardbred racing product exclusively to Mohawk Racetrack....read on

World Class Symposium Roster Unveiled

July 12, 2017:

The list of speakers and participants slated to appear and discuss harness racing at the 2017 World Trotting Conference features some of the sport's most prominent individuals discussing a wide range of timely and important topics....read on

Horses In BC Need Your Help!

July 10, 2017:

The interior of British Columbia is experiencing a State of Emergency with the wildfire situation which as gotten out of control. The area that is affected is major ranch country. It is putting it lightly that a lot of livestock has to be evacuated....read on

Special Promo Offer For Odysseo Tickets

July 10, 2017:

Officials with Cavalia have informed Trot Insider that it has rolled out an exclusive promotion al offer for the southern Ontario equine community that will allow up to a 15 per cent discount on tickets for Odysseo’s upcoming evening shows....read on

July Zoom: Friends At The Races

July 7, 2017:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club has chosen ‘Friends at the Races’ as July’s Zoom Challenge....read on

CPMA Memo On Glaucine

July 6, 2017:

On Thursday, July 6, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency issued a memo to the industry stating that although glaucine continues to be classified as prohibited substance under the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations, the CPMA has taken steps to differentiate glaucine abuse from environmental exposure....read on

Automated Draw Audit Complete

July 5, 2017:

As part of its commitment to the Canadian harness racing industry, its stakeholders, horsepeople and customers, Standardbred Canada has completed a successful third-party audit of its automated draw system....read on

Fantasy Stable Results Online

June 28, 2017:

Statistics and results for the 2017 Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable contest -- our most popular contest to date in terms of entries -- are now online and will be updated daily!...read on

One On One With Brandon Campbell

June 27, 2017:

The World Driving Championship, presented by Standardbred Canada, kicks off in seven weeks. The five-track, cross-country event will feature 11 drivers from around the world, including Canada’s Brandon Campbell. Trot Insider interviewed Campbell to talk about pressure, preparation, and the obstacles he’s had to overcome on his road to the WDC...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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