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Valedictory Series Continues

December 19, 2014:

Repeat winner Kindofabigdeal and 66-1 upsetter Verbalize shared the spotlight in the second round of the Valedictory Series on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Amended Race Dates Approved

December 19, 2014:

The Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has approved the following applications to amend 2015 race date calendars....read on

Leslie Calls For Patience

December 19, 2014:

Sue Leslie said this week that she is encouraged by discussions conducted between an Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association subcommittee and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. regarding the establishment of a new gambling product that will ingrate horse racing into the province’s gaming modernization....read on

2014 Foal Registration Deadline

December 17, 2014:

The deadline to register foals born in 2014 is December 31, 2014....read on

SC Seeks Committee Members

December 3, 2014:

Standardbred Canada is seeking ‘Non-Director’ (at-large) members to serve on its Audit and Special Committees. Committees report to and are appointed by the Board of Directors at its first meeting each calendar year....read on

Up To Date With '15 Eligibility Fees?

December 16, 2014:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2015 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2015....read on

O’Brien Awards Hosts Announced

December 19, 2014:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ken Middleton and Kelly Spencer will co-host the 2014 O’Brien Awards....read on

Call For 2015 Two-Year-Olds

December 16, 2014:

Standardbred Canada is soliciting all your 2015 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Drawing Dead Lowers Mark In Open

December 20, 2014:

A newcomer to Western Canada this year, Drawing Dead scored her first victory against Open competition on Friday night at Fraser Downs....read on

Coffee Addict Wins Meadowlands Feature

December 20, 2014:

On a brisk December night at The Meadowlands, a $22,500 B-1/A-2 Filly and Mare Handicap Pace headlined a robust overnight card with full and competitive fields....read on

Sing Like An Angel Repeats At Northlands

December 20, 2014:

Stablemates Sing Like An Angel and Emmasphere traded turns on the lead in $8,800 Fillies & Mares Open Pace with the former ultimately prevailing for the second straight week on Friday night at Northlands Park....read on

Can I Say Delivers In Flamboro Preferred

December 19, 2014:

Favourite Can I Say delivered on her pari-mutuel promise with a front-stepping score in Friday night's featured $11,000 Preferred 2 Trot at Flamboro Downs....read on

Stucklikeglue Defeats Dayton Open Mares

December 19, 2014:

Stucklikeglue, one of just two fillies in a full field of Fillies & Mares Open pacers at Dayton Raceway on Friday night, used a strong stretch drive to prevail over her older counterparts in 1:52.4....read on

Kandian Klub Scores Lightning Lane Win

December 19, 2014:

Kandian Klub worked out the perfect pocket trip, then brushed through the Lightning Lane to capture Friday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Eddie Lohmeyer Profiled

December 19, 2014:

When Eddie Lohmeyer was a youngster he always knew he wanted a career in harness racing....read on

Ohio Sires Stakes Monies Approved

December 19, 2014:

At the monthly meeting of the Ohio State Racing Commission on Thursday (December 18), the 2015 breed development programs for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds were approved....read on

MacDonald Memorial Set To Go

December 19, 2014:

The field is set and the morning line favourites have been established in the feature event Saturday at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Jurgen Hanover To Ohio

December 19, 2014:

NR Holdings, LLC, owners of Jurgen Hanover – who is by Credit Winner and is out of the Sir Taurus mare Yassi Hanover – are pleased to announce that he will be standing his first season at Abby Stables in Sugarcreek, Ohio....read on

January Mixed Catalogue Online Friday

December 18, 2014:

The catalogue and racelines for the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale will be ready for download Friday....read on

JK Shesalady Is U.S. Horse Of The Year

December 18, 2014:

The ‘Lady’ is the champ. JK Shesalady, who was undefeated in 12 races for breeder/owner 3 Brothers Stables and trainer Nancy Johansson, became the first two-year-old female pacer in harness racing history to be named Horse of the Year, the U.S. Harness Writers Association announced Thursday (December 18) during a Dan Patch Awards presentation at Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Compliance Forms For Resident Mares

December 18, 2014:

The Program Administrator for the Ontario Resident Mare Program would like to inform the owners of mares that were enrolled in the Ontario Resident Mare Program for the 2014 foaling season of a new requirement of the Program....read on

Mississauga To Honour Shipp, Hawley

December 18, 2014:

Late Standardbred owner Harold Shipp, hall of fame Thoroughbred jockey Sandy Hawley, and hockey icons Don Cherry and Johnny Bower, among others, will be enshrined onto Mississauga’s ‘Legends Row’ in January....read on

Hoosier’s 2014 Positive Test Count

December 18, 2014:

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has announced the total amount of rulings for positive tests at Hoosier Park during the track’s 2014 meet....read on

NY Off-Track Testing Upheld

December 18, 2014:

It has been reported that on Thursday, December 18, the New York State Court of Appeals voted 6-0 in favour of continuing to allow off-track testing for ‘illicit, speed-enhancing substances’ in racehorses....read on

Gingras To Drive In France

December 18, 2014:

While it was originally stated that trotting mare Maven would be driven by French drivers during her upcoming European campaign, the proper term apparently should be been francophone drivers....read on

Vernon Downs' Future In ‎Doubt

December 17, 2014:

Tioga and Vernon Downs owner Jeff Gural expressed his disgust with the New York Gaming Facility Location Board's recommended sites for new commercial casino licenses in the state following today's meeting while suggesting that "they probably put Vernon Down out of business."...read on

‘Railbird’ Voting Switches On Saturday

December 18, 2014:

The Railbird Recognition voting for Horseperson of the Year will conclude Friday (December 19) at midnight....read on

Keilty Joins Great Canadian Board

December 18, 2014:

On Wednesday, December 17, the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced that Karen Keilty has been appointed to the company's board of directors....read on

EquiLottery, AmTote Partnership Details

December 18, 2014:

EquiLottery and AmTote have announced a newly-formed strategic relationship that will make AmTote the preferred tote provider for EquiLottery moving forward....read on

Ron McLeod Passes

December 17, 2014:

Longtime horseman Ron McLeod passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 14 in Regina, Sask. at the age of 66....read on

Three-Year Tax Depreciation For Horses

December 16, 2014:

A provision that retroactively extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses was passed by the United States Senate on Tuesday, December 16 as part of bill H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014....read on

New RCI Guidelines, Advisory Board

December 16, 2014:

On Tuesday, the Association of Racing Commissioners International issued an update to its Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties and Model Rule document....read on

Gural: Zero Tolerance On Kicking

December 16, 2014:

It has been announced that, effective immediately, the Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs will be enforcing a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to drivers violating rules associated with the ‘kicking or nudging’ of a horse....read on

Sunfire Blue Chip Retired, To Stud

December 16, 2014:

It has been announced that the royally bred and supremely talented Sunfire Blue Chip p, 2, 1:52.4f, 3, 1:48.3f will join the stallion roster at Tara Hills Stud Farm in Port Perry, Ont....read on

New OLG President/CEO Announced

December 15, 2014:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today announced the appointment of Stephen Rigby as President and Chief Executive Officer, starting January 5, 2015....read on

2014 O’Brien Finalists Announced

December 15, 2014:

On Monday, December 15, Standardbred Canada announced the finalists for the 2014 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season....read on

E L Titan To Breed & Race

December 15, 2014:

It was announced on Monday that E L Titan 2,1:53.4 ($600,147) will serve a limited book of mares in 2015 and continue his racing career later in the season....read on

Confederation Cup Returns In 2015

December 15, 2014:

The Confederation Cup, one of Canadian harness racing’s signature events, will return to Flamboro Downs in 2015 after a two-year hiatus....read on

A Year Like No Other

December 15, 2014:

"I knew how good she was that day. You know, if Billy Haughton thought so, that was okay with me! If he thought that was the right thing to do, who am I, a skinny little kid with long hair and sideburns, from North Sydney, to tell him that it shouldn’t be?"....read on / continuer à lire

Race Rewind: 1996 Hambletonian

December 14, 2014:

With phenomenal trotting filly Mission Brief entering the discussion as a possible entrant in the 2015 Hambletonian against the boys, Trot Insider looks back at the last filly to win the prestigious race....read on

SC Rewind: The 'Réal' Story

December 13, 2014:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls the lengthy career of veteran Québec horseman Réal Bardier. At age 86 he is very active and involved in his life's calling, but now from the sidelines....read on

Fantasy Stable Results Online

June 1, 2014:

Results are now available for Trot Magazine's 2014 Fantasy Stable; to view the leaderboard...click here

Harness Racing Calendar Giveaways

December 10, 2014:

Standardbred Canada and the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit photos for the 2015 Heart of Harness Racing Calendar....read on

Win O’Brien Menu Taste Testing

December 9, 2014:

Do you consider yourself a food aficionado? Do you love to try out new restaurants, watch the Food Channel obsessively, dream about making new dishes for the family and consider the kitchen your most favourite room in the house?...read on

Update: 2015 Race Date Schedule Issued

December 5, 2014:

On Friday, December 5, the Ontario Racing Commission sent out a notice to the industry in regard to the 2015 schedule of race dates....read on

2015 HIP Program Forms And Deadlines

December 2, 2014:

On Tuesday, December 2, the Ontario Racing Commission sent out a release regarding forms and deadlines for the 2015 Standardbred Improvement Program....read on

SC Launches Full Circle Program

November 26, 2014:

They race their hearts out for us and provide us with great experiences and wonderful moments both on and off the track. When their racing careers end, what happens? Many horses are fortunate enough to have a home for life with their owners. Not all are so lucky....read on

Updated Stallion Info Required

November 25, 2014:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind stallion owners and lessees to submit their updated 2015 stallions for the online stallion directory....read on

Equine Guelph Research Survey

September 18, 2014:

Equine Guelph and the University of Guelph are conducting a study on the awareness of current research among members of Ontario's horse industry....read on

Update On Animal Pedigree Act

May 2, 2014:

Representatives of Standardbred Canada were present at the annual meeting of the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation in Calgary, Alta....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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