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Major Back As CEO Of ORC

July 6, 2015:

On Monday, July 6, the Ontario Racing Commission provided an update on the merger that is currently underway between the ORC and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario....read on

Shelliscape Retired

July 6, 2015:

Two-time Breeders Crown winner and world champion Shelliscape has been retired and is in foal to stallion Somebeachsomewhere, owner-trainer Jeff Bamond Jr. said Monday....read on

New Group Seeks Board Applicants

July 6, 2015:

The Steering Committee of the forthcoming Ontario Standardbred Horseperson Association (OSHA) invites prospective industry and independent directors to apply for directorships on the inaugural Board of Directors, expected to be established by August 1, 2015. Applications are welcome if received by July 22, 2015....read on

Racing Creates Friends For Life

July 6, 2015:

"Horse racing is a prime example of diversity, in both people and their equine counterparts, bringing together people from all walks of life. For some, the friendships formed transcend provincial barriers as their mutual passion for harness racing creates lifelong memories."...read on

How A Sulky Is Made

July 6, 2015:

While many of harness racing's participants know what goes onto a sulky, how many know what goes into a sulky?...read on

Remember That Time At The Track?

July 5, 2015:

With the Bring A Friend National Challenge set to take place this week across Canada, trainers and drivers recall their racetrack outings with first-time attendees in this week's Standardbred Canada video feature....read on

Fans Qualify For Hanover Contest

July 6, 2015:

A total of 17 fans qualified for the Hanover Raceway and Country 93 Survivor handicapping Contest this past Saturday night....read on

Qualify At Charlottetown On Wednesday

July 6, 2015:

Officials with Red Shores have informed Trot Insider that the Charlottetown Driving Park will be hosting a qualifying session this Wednesday (July 8)....read on

Special Dresden Twilight Card July 17

July 6, 2015:

Officials with Dresden Raceway have announced that the track has been granted approval by the Ontario Racing Commission to conduct a special twilight program of racing on Friday, July 17 with first post at 5:15 p.m....read on

Shaman Ghost Wins Queen's Plate

July 5, 2015:

Stronach Stables’ homebred Shaman Ghost, ridden by Rafael Hernandez, hauled down Danish Dynaformer inside the sixteenth pole to win a thrilling 156th edition of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, Canada’s most famous horse race, by one and one-quarter lengths, Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

'Amoureuse' Equals Rideau Record

July 5, 2015:

Amoureuse Hanover pulled off a 21-1 upset while matching a record set over a decade ago by Hall of Fame mare Peaceful Way in Sunday's Ontario Sires Stakes Gold leg for three-year-old trotting fillies at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Schooner Streaks To 50th Career Win

July 5, 2015:

Schooner continued his current win streak on Sunday afternoon at Inverness Raceway and notched his 50th career victory in the featured Winners Over Pace....read on

Steward Stays Hot At Dresden

July 5, 2015:

For the second consecutive Sunday card at Dresden Raceway and third time in the past week, driver Nick Steward put together a five-win performance....read on

Marino Returns To Winner's Circle

July 5, 2015:

Driver Jim Marino returned to the winner's circle on Sunday afternoon at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino for the first time since being involved in a racing accident early this year....read on

Romo Doubles In MacKenzie Stakes

July 5, 2015:

Driver Danny Romo scored a stakes double on Sunday afternoon with victories aboard fillies Woodmere Articblue and Three Pink Bows in the Carl and Marg MacKenzie Memorial Stakes for three-year-old pacers at Truro Raceway....read on

Machinthesand Triples At Summerside

July 5, 2015:

Machinthesand made it three wins in a row after claiming the feature race Sunday at Red Shores Summerside....read on

Maidens Shine In Quebec Series

July 5, 2015:

When a racehorse wins for the first time in its career it is called its maiden victory. Usually maiden victories do not come in the opening round of a $250,000 series, but that was not the case at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday....read on

Stonebridge Quest Wins Kin Pace

July 5, 2015:

Three-year-old pacing filly Stonebridge Quest delivered on her pari-mutuel promise with an open length victory in the $60,800 Kin Pace on Sunday afternoon at Clinton Raceway....read on

Waples Defeats Fellow Hall Of Famers

July 5, 2015:

Ron Waples, driving Im Fabulous, won the $10,000 Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Memorial Trot at Goshen Historic Track on Sunday (July 5) by one length in a time of 2:00....read on

Races Cancelled At Morris

July 5, 2015:

The Manitoba Great Western Harness Racing Circuit has been forced to cancel Sunday's qualifiers and races at Morris due to heavy rain....read on

Barn Doll Scores Open Victory

July 5, 2015:

Fresh off her decisive triumph in the $248,275 Empire Breeders Classic, three-year-old trotting filly Barn Doll ($3.50) rose to the occasion of her first effort against older company, rallying to the lead late in Sunday (July 5) afternoon's $10,000 Open Trot at Vernon Downs....read on

Jeneral Patton Sweeps Tioga Series

July 5, 2015:

After proving a gritty winner in both his preliminary events, Jeneral Patton ($2.80) earned a hard-fought 1:51.3 victory in Sunday (July 5) afternoon's $42,800 final of the Nichols True Value Pacing Series at Tioga Downs....read on

Close Calls In Sun Stakes Saturday

July 4, 2015:

With nearly $2.3 million in purses on the line, the competition was fierce on Sun Stakes Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono as many of the feature events were decided in photo finishes....read on

Jackpot Hi 5 Hit For $173,000

July 5, 2015:

While fireworks filled the skies across the United States on Saturday night, there were fireworks of a different kind around midnight as one lucky customer purchased the winning ticket in the last race Jackpot Super Hi 5, which returned $173,094.02....read on

Williams Doubles In Training Debut

July 5, 2015:

The 2015 Manitoba Great Western Harness Racing Circuit began on Saturday afternoon at Morris with the circuit's 2014 top owner Trevor Williams sending out back-to-back winners during his first race card as a trainer....read on

'Rosco' Wins Northside Feature

July 5, 2015:

Sweet Sweet Rosco earned his first win of the season with a wire-to-wire effort in the featured Winners Over Pace on Saturday afternoon at Northside Downs....read on

Kawartha Starter Enjoys Stakes Win

July 5, 2015:

Around Kawartha Downs, Bob Woodward is known for his skill as the starting car driver, but this past week he was known as the owner of stakes winning Quarter Horse....read on

Steward Wins Half Of Hiawatha's Races

July 5, 2015:

On the heels of a five-win performance at Dresden Raceway last Sunday, Nick Steward stole the show at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday night (July 4) earning another five victories....read on

'Thor' Wins Monte; Duck Honoured

July 5, 2015:

Hanover Raceway hosted the Racing Under Saddle (RUS) program Saturday night and it was Natalie Elliott of Clinton, Ont. and Thor Seelster that came out on top....read on

Grassroots Grand Slam For Jamieson

July 4, 2015:

Jody Jamieson had the winning touch at Georgian Downs on Saturday evening, piloting four sophomore pacing colts to Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots victories....read on

Split The House Wins Series Debut

July 4, 2015:

Split The House stepped in fresh to the second leg of the Summertime Series Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack and delivered a 1:51 winning performance....read on

D Gs Camme Wires Preferred Pacers

July 4, 2015:

D Gs Camme looked ready for prime time. The pacer, who was making only his third start of 2015, wired the top class in a dazzling 1:54.4 Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Roland N Rock Undefeated In Eighteen

July 4, 2015:

Roland N Rock, the only Iowa shipper on the 13-race card at Goshen Historic Track on Saturday (July 4), made it an even 18 for 18 as he won the $17,470 Landmark Stake for three-year-old male pacers by 10-1/4 lengths in 1:56.2 on a track rated sloppy from a light but persistent rain....read on

"We Can All Make A Difference"

July 4, 2015:

"We are all marketers of horse racing. Each and every time someone asks you a question about what line of work you’re in, or something about your horse, or what you like to do in your free time, you have the chance to promote horse racing!"...read on

Big Jim Colts Qualify Quickest

July 4, 2015:

The two fastest miles from the Saturday morning session of qualifiers at Mohawk Racetrack came from promising-looking sons of Big Jim....read on

Up The Credit Sires First 2YO Winner

July 4, 2015:

On Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack, the same track where he scored the biggest win of his career in the 2011 Pepsi North America Cup, first crop sire Up The Credit scored with his first two-year-old winner in Jack Darling's Heavymetal Hanover....read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1930s

July 4, 2015:

In this week's edition of Rewind, Robert Smith takes a look back at some of the personalities and events from the decade of the 1930's in the ongoing monthly feature Years Ago....read on

Daylon Magician Upsets In ‘Classic’

July 4, 2015:

Jack Moiseyev won the Cleveland Classic in 1991 with three-year-old pacing star Precious Bunny and had not been to Northfield Park since. He returned to the Flying Turns on Friday to drive Daylon Magician in the $170,000 Cleveland Trotting Classic and found himself in the winner’s circle again....read on

Plan Being Crafted In NB

July 3, 2015:

Horse Racing New Brunswick Executive Director Roberta Nixon has stated that a plan is being crafted to prevent future delays in the payment of purse winnings from races that are contested in the province....read on

Bring A Friend Details; Get A Shot At $200

July 3, 2015:

Register for the Bring A Friend national promotion and bring a friend or two, or more, to the races during the weekend of July 9-12, and you’ll have a chance to win a prize package valued at $200....read on

Dooling Wins Zoom’s ‘At The Races’

July 3, 2015:

Trish Dooling of Paradise, Newfoundland is the ‘I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Zoom Photo Challenge winner for June....read on

Giddy Up & Gallop On July 17

July 2, 2015:

School’s out and if you’re looking for something different to do with the kids, you’ll want to bring them over to Grand River Raceway on Friday, July 17 for an action packed night of fun and activities, highlighted by the Giddy Up & Gallop half mile race around the racetrack!...read on

Updated 2015 NB Race Date Schedule

July 2, 2015:

Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick have provided Trot Insider with an updated, current race date schedule for the rest of the 2015 season of live racing in the province....read on

Notice Of By-Law #2 Amendment Vote

July 2, 2015:

Pursuant to By-Law #1, Article 11 and Regulation #1, Article 6, amendments to By-Law #2 are being proposed for ratification by Standardbred Canada Breeder Members. The Breeder Members on the Standardbred Canada Board of Directors are in support of all of the proposed amendments and recommend approval....read on

Show Us Your Racing Swag!

July 2, 2015:

With the 2015 edition of the North America Cup, Molson Pace and Confederation Cup in the books, we’re well into the thick of stakes season. What goes hand in hand with stakes season in harness racing? Great racing swag of course....read on

Stallion Report Reminder

July 2, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is announcing that the 2015 Reports of Mares Bred (stallion reports) will not be mailed out this year....read on

Celebrate Canada's Best

June 30, 2015:

Have you ever wanted to ask Bill O’Donnell about winning the richest race in harness racing, find out from Dr. Glen Brown what it was like to be the owner of Fan Hanover, or ask caretaker Sarah Scott about her special bond with Rocknroll Hanover? Here’s your chance!...read on

ID Technician In PEI

June 29, 2015:

SC Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be in the western and central parts of PEI on Monday, July 6 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification....read on

Standardbred Drive & Dine Deal

June 29, 2015:

A special limited-time offer has just been announced for I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club Members! As part of Horse Experience 2015, we’re offering a special Drive & Dine package to visitors to the Pan Am Games. But we also want to make this available to our Fan Club members!...read on

Recalling A Day With The Champ

June 28, 2015:

“I marvelled that it was the harness racing greatness of San Pail that first brought us all together and now effortlessly created a magical day for one of his biggest fans when she – and we – needed it most.”...read on

OLG Pens Letter To Horse Racing

June 26, 2015:

In a letter dated Thursday (June 25), representatives from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) provided an update on the process of integrating horse racing with the province's gaming strategy....read on

Register For Bring A Friend!

June 5, 2015:

When was the last time you brought a new person to the races? Well, here is your chance to share the passion you feel for Canadian harness racing!...read on

Send Us Your Email And Go Paperless!

May 25, 2015:

In our continued effort to support environmentally-friendly benefits to members, Standardbred Canada is now providing a paperless billing option....read on

Are You Ready To Race?

May 22, 2015:

Do you have a two-year-old that will be qualifying soon, or do you have a horse that will be qualifying for the first time this year? Do you have your paperwork in order?...read on

Canada Hosts The World In 2017

March 3, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that it will host the 2017 World Trotting Conference and World Driving Championship....read on

Ontario Horse Racing Coverage

March 21, 2012:

Trot Insider has gathered all of the news stories regarding the Ontario horse racing industry's transition from the Slots-At-Racetracks program (SARP)....read on


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