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McClure Steals The Show

March 29, 2017:

Sr Beach Babe ($6) retook the lead early on and never looked back in Wednesday night's featured $10,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Handicap Pace at The Raceway at the Western Fair District to give driver Bob McClure his fifth victory of the night. But the country's 2017 win leader wasn't done yet....read on

Ontario-Owned Mare Upsets At Pompano

March 29, 2017:

Yes You Can, cannily driven by Corey Braden, found a seam turning for home, swung widest of all, and collared the favoured Godiva Seelster (Wally Hennessey) in the final stride to pull off a 28-1 upset in Pompano Park’s $11,000 Open Pace for mares on Wednesday night (March 29)....read on

Update On Allowed Retention Items

March 28, 2017:

Further to the Notice to Industry dated September 16, 2016, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) has listened to feedback received concerning the number of buckets allowed in with a horse called to test and the prohibition of towels in the retention area....read on

Champion Spoonful Returns In DSBF

March 29, 2017:

Spoonful and Luv Is Blind used different methods to score first leg victories in $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminaries for three-year-old filly trotters on Wednesday, March 29 at Dover Downs. Tough Mac used the passing lane to win the $20,000 Open Trot. Tetrick won five races again....read on

Vernon Handicappers Headed To WHHC

March 29, 2017:

In the month of March, Vernon Downs hosted two qualifying tournaments for the $50,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC), which will take place on Saturday, April 29 at The Meadowlands....read on

Fisher Jr. Drives 4,000th Winner

March 29, 2017:

"I never thought I'd get my first win or even get a hundred wins let alone four thousand," driver Ray Fisher Jr. said after he posted his 4,000th career victory aboard Autocorect Hanover ($9.80) in the eighth race at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (March 29)....read on

Call For Justice Wins Another Preferred

March 29, 2017:

Call For Justice made it four straight when he overpowered the field with a first-over blitz and rolled home in a career-best 1:52.4 in Wednesday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

PEISHOA Awards Weekend Set

March 29, 2017:

The P.E.I. Standardbred Horse Owners Association (PEISHOA) has announced the schedule for its Awards Weekend, April 8 and 9, featuring Hall of Famer and O’Brien Award winner Bob McIntosh....read on

Glasser’s Got His Groove Back

March 29, 2017:

“When the love of this game gets deep into your veins, even if it goes dormant for a while, it never leaves.”...read on

Evenin Of Pleasure Surfaces

March 29, 2017:

Multiple qualifying sessions took place Wednesday morning (March 29), and a few notable performers stepped up with winning miles for their connections....read on

Shopping And Spirits At Grand River

March 29, 2017:

Grand River Raceway has released some of the details regarding its first Grand Craft & Gift Market, which promises plenty of unique shopping and a touch of the supernatural....read on

Positive Wagering News From Truro

March 29, 2017:

Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission General Manager Joe Nicholson has reported some promising news in regard to wagering at Truro Raceway....read on

Driver, Off Eight Years, Wins Open

March 29, 2017:

Does an eight-year absence from the sulky lead to a little rust? Apparently not....read on

Robert DeMayo Passes

March 29, 2017:

Robert DeMayo, 76, whose wife, Frances, co-owned Ohio Hall of Famer Saccharum, passed away on Thursday, March 23....read on

Howard To Promote Book On TV

March 29, 2017:

It has been announced that horse owner and author Victoria M. Howard will be appearing on television to promote her latest book....read on

London Horsepeople Support Bobby Mitz

March 28, 2017:

The horsepeople of London stepped up in a big way for one of their own recently as long time Raceway paddock employee Bobby Mitz suffered a heart attack and subsequent surgery....read on

N.B. Honours Its Best From 2016

March 28, 2017:

The New Brunswick Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association Awards Banquet took place on Saturday, March 25 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch on Bayside Dr. in Saint John....read on

New Owner High On Christen Me

March 28, 2017:

“We’re very excited about him. I’ve been trying to buy him for a long time. He’s quite the horse. There aren’t too many horses with his credentials to arrive in America. Dexter Dunn told Tim Tetrick that he’s the best horse he’s ever driven. If this guy is what we think he is, we could have a lot of fun.”...read on

Leamington Deal Signed

March 28, 2017:

It has been reported that a deal has been signed that will see live harness racing continue at Leamington Raceway until at least 2020....read on

Roy Says Au Revoir To Rideau

March 28, 2017:

After leading the track in wins in 2016 and topping the standings in both wins and earnings thus far in 2017, driver Louis Philippe Roy has made his last regular appearance at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

‘President Trump’ Now ‘Fake News’

March 28, 2017:

If you have been following the progress of the racehorse ‘President Trump’ you’ll now have to switch over to ‘Fake News,’ which is apparently the gelding’s new handle....read on

Scarlet Brocade Passes

March 28, 2017:

Joan Gannon has reported with great sadness that world record holder Scarlet Brocade p,8,1:49.2z ($373,669) has passed away at the age of 20....read on

Dr. David A. Meirs, II Passes

March 28, 2017:

Dr. David A. Meirs, II (DOC), who established Walnridge Equine Clinic, passed away on Monday, March 27 at the age of 87....read on

Dawn Bremner Passes

March 27, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned Dawn (McGowan) Bremner passed away March 26, 2017 at her home in Jemseg, N.B. after a brief battle with cancer....read on

Archibald Discusses Stable Stars

March 27, 2017:

Trainer Carl Archibald has provided an update in regard to his two stable’s stars, Divas Dragonfly and Real Buzz, who have been racing out of Paul Davies’ stable at Fraser Downs since early February....read on

Taking A ‘Crazy’ Climb Up The Ranks

March 27, 2017:

Justabitcrazy has been anything but since driver-trainer Ryan Grundy acquired him in January of 2016....read on

Nova Scotia Award Winners Feted

March 27, 2017:

George Teague Jr. helped fete last year’s stars from the Nova Scotia racing industry, as the distinguished horseman served as the special guest speaker for the Truro Harness Horse Owners Association’s annual banquet and awards gala....read on

Century Mile Approved

March 27, 2017:

On Monday, March 27, Century Casinos Inc. announced that its proposed Century Mile Racing Entertainment Centre project near Edmonton, Alberta has been approved by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission....read on

PEI Qualifying Sessions Announced

March 27, 2017:

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission has approved three upcoming qualifying sessions for Prince Edward Island....read on

Charles Merker Passes

March 27, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Charles Merker of ‘The Merks Stable’ has passed away at the age of 72....read on

More HOF Honours For Campbell

March 26, 2017:

A guest on The Meadowlands' In The Sulky pre-race show on Friday, March 24, John Campbell discussed plans for his final drives with Bob 'Hollywood' Heyden, who announced that harness racing's all-time leading driver will be inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame this year....read on

A Can't Miss Moment

March 26, 2017:

"The race is minutes from the gate, and our new owner who, has spent two years dreaming of this first start, will never make it. He’s not that close, and there’s no delay in sight. I tell him I’ll phone back when the race starts so he can hear the call"...read on / continuer à lire

Tracking The NA Cup Eligibles

March 25, 2017:

As stakes season picks up and three-year-old pacers start to target Canadian harness racing's biggest prize, Trot Insider will track the contenders and eligibles as they prepare for the 2017 Pepsi North America Cup....read on

SC Rewind: Big Mutuel Payouts (2/2)

March 25, 2017:

In this week's Rewind, Robert Smith recalls some record-breaking mutuel payoffs and a few of the facts and figures surrounding them along with a rather bizarre story related to wagering....read on

SC Supports Equine Foundation Of Canada

March 25, 2017:

On Friday, March 24 President and CEO Dan Gall made a cheque presentation on behalf of Standardbred Canada in the amount of $2,000 to the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) at Tara Hills Stud Farm in Port Perry, Ont....read on

Bee A Magician Retired

March 24, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Bee A Magician, one of the best Canadian-sired horses to ever set foot on the racetrack, has been retired at the age of seven and will start a broodmare career....read on

Changes To Urine Collection Containers

March 24, 2017:

Beginning May 1, 2017, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) will be using a new urine collection container for the CPMA equine drug control program....read on

Human Alcohol & Drug Program Changes

March 24, 2017:

After consulting the horse racing participants and researching best practices in other jurisdictions, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to advise that revisions have been made to the Standardbred and Thoroughbred Rules of Racing (the Rules) effective April 1, 2017 to reflect changes made to the Human Alcohol and Drug Program...read on

Barrieau McIssac Stake Returns

March 24, 2017:

The New Brunswick Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association has revived one of the province's most well-known and sought after stakes events, the Barrieau McIssac Stake....read on

OHHA Report On RRSPs

March 23, 2017:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association administers a registered retirement savings plan, which now has over 1,300 individuals participating and saw annual contributions made by 851 individuals in 2016....read on

E. coli, Water Testing & Horses

March 23, 2017:

When people hear “E. coli” thoughts may drift to reports of waterborne illness such as the tragic Walkerton outbreak of 2000...read on

SC Field Rep Position Open

March 22, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is looking for an individual to fill an important role of SC Field Representative....read on

Barbour On Flamboro’s Future

March 22, 2017:

Great Canadian Gaming Executive Director Bruce Barbour today (Wednesday, March 22) told Hamilton City Council’s General Issues Committee that racing is secure at Flamboro Downs as long as a lease for gaming is in place and transfer payments are being made....read on

AGCO Releases Rule Change Directives

March 21, 2017:

As part of Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is releasing the following Directives as part of an initial series of rule changes, which will be effective on April 1, 2017....read on

Affleck Wins March Fan Club Contest

March 21, 2017:

Joey Affleck of Charlottetown, PEI was the winner in the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s online handicapping contest on Century Downs’ season opening card of racing on Saturday....read on

2017 Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame Ballot Announced

March 20, 2017:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2017 ballot. In this the 250th anniversary year of horse racing in Canada, a total of 30 horses and people, comprised of 15 Standardbred and 15 Thoroughbred candidates, have been selected to appear on the voting ballot....read on

Ontario Racing Releases Final Long-Term Funding Consultation Report

March 17, 2017:

After extensive industry consultations, Ontario Racing is pleased to release the Final Long-Term Funding Consultation Report....read on

Harness Racing's Luckiest Horses

March 17, 2017:

Some say you have to be lucky to be good, some say it's better to be lucky than good. What's in a name? These luck-y horses were clearly born with talent and showed an affinity for green but surely a little bit of luck never hurt along the way...read on

London Selected Yearling Sale Now Accepting Entries

March 13, 2017:

Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 London Selected Yearling Sale, presented in collaboration with the Forest City Standardbred Sale Inc. and Standardbred Canada....read on

What Gets Measured Gets Managed

March 8, 2017:

"At Standardbred Canada we are beginning to do deeper dives tracking and measuring a variety of KPI’s to assist in determining the areas in which we believe are important to the association"...read on / continuer à lire

2017 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 10, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2017 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....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

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


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