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Successful Open House & Horse Sale For The Stable

December 10, 2016:

More than 200 people packed today’s inaugural Open House & Horse Sale hosted by The Stable at Tomiko Training Centre near Puslinch, Ont....read on

Favourites Falter In Valedictory

December 10, 2016:

The first leg of the Valedictory Series produced a pair of upset winners as Dreamfair Mesa and Dragon Strikes won their respective assignments....read on

SC Director Voting Ends Friday

November 11, 2016:

Online voting closes in one week for the Standardbred Canada Election of Directors in Atlantic Canada....read on

Foal Registration Deadline December 31

November 17, 2016:

The deadline to register the 2016 foals is December 31, 2016. Application, registration fee and Stallion Service Certificate must be filed with Standardbred Canada’s office by the deadline....read on

Up To Date With '17 Eligibility Fees?

December 5, 2016:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2017 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2017....read on

Hoosiers Prevail In Dayton Challenge

December 11, 2016:

The “Hoosiers” swept to a resounding 406-317 victory over the “Buckeyes” in the second annual “Buckeyes vs. Hoosiers Drivers Challenge” at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday night....read on

Brits Win Pompano Competition

December 11, 2016:

The English and the Irish invaded Pompano Park on Saturday night in the British-American Amateur Driving Challenge and, after a very competitive three race “brawl,” the invaders paced and trotted off with the hardware and the only saving grace for the American contingent was a “North American” from Canada....read on

Kakaley Is The Upset King

December 11, 2016:

That Matt Kakaley is nothing if not an instigator. What he did Saturday night was blow up Yonkers Raceway’s Pick 5 wager, winning three-fifths of it with double-digit numbers....read on

Muscle Diamond Returns A Winner

December 10, 2016:

A year on the sidelines failed to deter Muscle Diamond, who advanced with live cover before striking the front in mid-stretch and holding sway in Saturday evening’s $18,000 top-level conditioned trot at The Meadowlands....read on

Tajmeallover Sweeps To Open Score

December 10, 2016:

Tajmeallover pushed her career earnings past $200,000 thanks to a come-from-behind triumph against the boys in Saturday’s $10,000 Open Pace at Northlands Park....read on

Meadows Main Event To Latest Desire

December 10, 2016:

Latest Desire followed live cover into the final turn, then brushed wide through the lane to capture Saturday’s $15,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

Campbell Rewrites Record Book

December 10, 2016:

It was a historic Saturday afternoon card at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park as Marc Campbell notched his 131st driving victory of the 2016 season at Red Shores Charlottetown to set a new local record for most wins in a single season....read on

Australia To Ban Whips

December 10, 2016:

In a move sure to spark much discussion, Australia's harness racing industry has announced that the country will ban the use of existing whips in 2017....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1980s

December 10, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith revives some names, faces and events from the decade of the 1980's in the monthly feature Years Ago....read on

Fraser Feature To Phone Terror

December 10, 2016:

There was no shortage of early speed in Friday’s $10,500 Fillies and Mares Open for pacers at Fraser Downs, and that played right into the wheelhouse of race favourite Phone Terror who parlayed a patient approach into a 1:55.1 score....read on

Record For Noone To Depend On

December 10, 2016:

Despite 26 degree temperatures, snowy conditions and an 11-degree wind chill, Noone To Depend On established a new track record of 1:51.4 for three-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night at Hollywood Dayton Raceway....read on

Buddy Hally Upsets At Big M

December 10, 2016:

Buddy Hally unleashed a vicious first-over push through the last three-eighths of a mile in Friday evening’s co-featured $13,000 fourth-level trotting event at The Meadowlands, putting away Opulent Yankee with ease and evading 2012 Hambletonian winner Market Share for a 1:52.3 triumph....read on

Sign Up For Drivers' Championship

December 10, 2016:

The deadline for driver applications to compete in the inaugural $25,000 North America Drivers Championship at Miami Valley Raceway is less than two weeks away....read on

Upsetters Strike In Niagara Opener

December 9, 2016:

Three-year-old pacing fillies butted heads in a set of divisions of the Niagara Series during Friday’s 10-race card at Woodbine Racetrack, and the favourites failed to deliver in those $17,000 affairs....read on

So Nice Scores In Saratoga Feature

December 9, 2016:

So Nice continued her late season dominance of the distaffers Friday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

'Delight' Defeats Yonkers' Distaffers

December 9, 2016:

New England invader Shesjustadelight N picked off pacesetting Bedroomconfessions in a two-speed number Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace....read on

Bar Hopping Retired, To Stud

December 9, 2016:

Multiple stakes-winning three-year-old trotting colt Bar Hopping has been retired from racing and will commence stallion duty in 2017....read on

COSA Supports Funding Plan

December 9, 2016:

On Friday (Dec. 9), the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) issued the following statement in support of the long-term funding model proposed by Ontario Racing....read on

SC Seeks Audit Committee Members

December 9, 2016:

Standardbred Canada is seeking three new candidates to serve on its Audit Committee....read on

S-Bred Trainer Suspended Until 2032

December 9, 2016:

A North American Standardbred trainer has been handed a series of stiff financial penalties and industry bans which total $35,000 in fines and a suspension that will run until 2032....read on

The Stable Set For Open House

December 9, 2016:

For those who can’t attend The Stable’s Open House this Saturday, December 10, the commentators on the live broadcast of the event will do their best to inform (and entertain) the video streaming audience....read on

Craig Lipka Passes

December 9, 2016:

It has been announced that Craig Lipka passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 7 at the age of 56....read on

Yonkers Releases Nomination Information

December 9, 2016:

Yonkers Raceway has made nominations available for its 2017 stakes and series that are not serviced by the Hambletonian Society....read on

Modern Legend Ready To Rock

December 8, 2016:

To say that Modern Legend blew a little bit of carbon out of his engine in his Thursday qualifier at Woodbine Racetrack might be a serious understatement considering the classy campaigner battled through cold and windy conditions to post a winning effort in 1:52.3....read on

Flamboro / Western Fair Holiday Draws

December 8, 2016:

The holiday draw schedules for both Flamboro Downs and The Raceway at Western Fair District have been released....read on

Merchandiser To Stand In Ontario

December 8, 2016:

Merchandiser 3, 1:53.4, by Muscle Hill, will stand at Stonewater Farms in Ancaster, Ontario for the 2017 breeding season....read on

Hudon Sidelined Indefinitely

December 8, 2016:

Driver Gerry Hudon will be sidelined indefinitely as a result of an accident this past Saturday night (Dec. 3) at Northlands Park....read on

Western Fair Qualifiers Rescheduled

December 8, 2016:

Environment Canada has issued a snow squall advisory for the London area overnight Thursday and into Friday, thus officials at The Raceway at Western Fair District have cancelled qualifying on Friday morning....read on

Clarke Speaks To Alliance Strengths

December 8, 2016:

In the wake of recent industry consultations with Ontario Racing (OR) on a potential long term funding plan, the General Manager of one of the tracks involved in the Ontario Standardbred Alliance offered his perspective on the current climate facing the harness racing industry in the province....read on

Strong Finish For Global Symposium

December 7, 2016:

Two days of presentations of new ideas in racing wrapped up on Wednesday (December 7) in Tucson, Arizona, as the 43rd annual Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming concluded....read on

Dion On Cashman Memorial Situation

December 7, 2016:

“We’ll take it, for sure, but you don’t wish that on anyone. Mistakes happen. My horse (Flanagan Memory) doesn’t need that to earn his money.”...read on

COSA Annual General Meeting Notice

December 7, 2016:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) has announced the date for its seventh annual general meeting (AGM)....read on

2017 Living Horse Hall Noms Announced

December 7, 2016:

The Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame has announced the 2017 nominees to the Living Horse Hall....read on

More On Drone Camera Experiment

December 7, 2016:

Last Friday's experiment using a drone-mounted camera to view the qualifying races at The Raceway at the Western Fair District has drawn more interest from outside the harness racing world....read on

Support For Centralized Drug Rules

December 6, 2016:

The results of twenty-eight focus groups and an in-depth survey of industry stakeholders reveal widespread support for the creation of a centralized rule making entity accountable to the existing racing commissions reorganized into a multi-jurisdictional entity (interstate compact)....read on

Meadowlands Holiday Schedule

December 7, 2016:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have announced the draw schedule and some racing notes for the upcoming holiday season....read on

Register Atlantic Sires Stakes Stallions

December 7, 2016:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association is now accepting Atlantic Sires Stakes stallion registrations for the 2017 breeding season....read on

Hanhan Does It Again!

December 6, 2016:

Congratulations to Mike Hanhan of Brantford, Ontario who is the winner of the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Western Canada Pacing Derby Online Handicapping Contest....read on

Gaming Expansion Bill Advances In NJ

December 6, 2016:

On Monday, December 5 in Trenton, New Jersey, an Assembly gaming committee voted 4-3 in favour of advancing a piece of legislation (A4255) that calls for the introduction of alternative gaming areas in at least a few of the state’s horse racetracks....read on

McClure's Mainstay Mare

December 6, 2016:

"She was a good one that I could put down and I’d have my name on the sheet. To pick up drives you have to be down. So, when I wasn’t getting any drives I’d be there every night with her."...read on

2017 Fan Club Calendar Available

December 6, 2016:

The 2017 Heart of Harness Racing Calendar is available now! Standardbred Canada members can stop by the SC Field Rep’s office at their track to pick up a calendar, and several of the tracks racing in December and January will be having giveaways....read on

National Assembly To Honour Filion

December 5, 2016:

On Tuesday, December 6, harness racing’s newest inductee to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, Yves Filion, will be feted before the Quebec National Assembly in Quebec City....read on

Final AGCO Roundtable In Ottawa

December 5, 2016:

The final AGCO roundtable with horsepeople on a review of the Rules of Racing will take place on Monday, December 12 at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Toy Drive Continues At Flamboro

December 5, 2016:

After a tremendously successful toy drive in 2015, officials with Flamboro Downs have their sights set on surpassing last year's donations in 2016....read on

Poll: Retiring Stallions Rule

December 5, 2016:

Were you in favour of the rule that required stallions to race at age four before retiring to stud duty?....read on

December's Fan Club Contest

December 5, 2016:

From British Columbia’s Fraser Downs to Red Shores Racetrack and Casino in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and at all racetracks in between, the 2016 Canadian harness racing season never failed to entertain fans....read on

Telling The Big & Little Stories

December 4, 2016:

"If we look at our participants and horses, it’s not difficult to see that they have the ability to touch thousands of local communities, towns and cities. Horses are foaled in areas where local newspeople are searching for news."...read on / continuer à lire

Share Your Favourite Newsmakers

December 3, 2016:

As the season comes to a close and we reflect on the past year, Trot Magazine would like to hear what your favourite harness racing news stories were from 2016...read on

More Join Truro Fundraiser

December 2, 2016:

More members of Nova Scotia's local racing circuit are joining forces to raise funds for those who were injured in a November accident at Northside Downs....read on

Ontario’s 2017 Approved Race Dates

December 2, 2016:

On Thursday, December 1, in accordance with the recommendations of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and Ontario Racing, the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario issued the 2017 race date schedule....read on

O'Brien Fan Voting Now Open!

December 2, 2016:

Once again, fans have their say in Canadian harness racing's year-end awards!...read on

Western Fair Supports Funding Plan

December 2, 2016:

The following is a letter sent by Western Fair Association’s President and CEO Hugh Mitchell to Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa confirming his support, as well as Western Fair's, for the ministry’s long-term Government funding plan and encouragement to proceed with its implementation....read on

December's Calendar Photographer

December 1, 2016:

“There is something very special about being able to capture and freeze a moment of time and to be able to revisit it again and again in the form of a photograph.”...read on

One-On-One With Rob Cook

November 30, 2016:

In the November issue of TROT Magazine, Rob Cook, Executive Director of Ontario Racing, sat down for a one-on-one interview to answer questions about the organization's direction, vision for the future, and his early experiences on the job...read on

Hall Accepting Noms For 2017 Class

November 29, 2016:

The public is invited to participate in the nomination of horses and people who have made a significant contribution to Canadian horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2017....read on

Equine Guelph Wants Your Input

November 29, 2016:

Equine Guelph would like to thank all participants so far that have given their input to help shape the future of the racing industry in Ontario....read on

Fantasy Stable Hits Homestretch

November 29, 2016:

The 2016 Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable heads into the final month with front-runners reaping the rewards of a Breeders Crown bonus and Fall Four success....read on

Poll: Canada's Horse Of The Year

November 24, 2016:

Keeping in mind that a horse needs a minimum of three starts on Canadian soil to be eligible, which of the following would you vote for as Canada's Horse of the Year for 2016 (greatest contribution to Canadian racing)?...read on

Changes To O'Briens Eligibility

November 23, 2016:

The 2016 O’Brien Awards are scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

First Consultation Round Concludes

November 22, 2016:

The seventh and final consultation session regarding the proposed long-term funding framework for Ontario's horse racing industry took place on Tuesday (Nov. 22) in Milton, Ont....read on

National Survey On Horse Racing

November 16, 2016:

The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, in close collaboration with Standardbred Canada, is undertaking a National study on the horse racing industry. The study seeks to come to a better understanding of the horse racing industry in Canada and to draw a picture of those who are active in the sector....read on

Board Votes No 2017 Fee Increases

November 2, 2016:

At the Standardbred Canada Board of Directors meeting in August, a motion was tabled and approved by the Board for no fee increases to the core services that Standardbred Canada offers its members....read on

2017-2019 SC Director Election

November 1, 2016:

As a result of the nominations received for Standardbred Canada Directors for the 2017 – 2019 three-year term, listed below are the candidates that were nominated or acclaimed in each region....read on

Are You Ready To Race?

June 2, 2016:

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

Breeders: Fill Out Foal Location Report

July 27, 2015:

Breeders, if you have any foals born in 2016, Standardbred Canada is asking you to please complete the Foal Location Report, which is a form that can be completed for free online....read on


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