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Mohawk Card Ends With 'Drury Double'

April 19, 2018:

Woodbine Mohawk Park's late Daily Double wager could have been renamed the 'Drury Double' for Thursday night (April 19)....read on

Century Downs Season Heating Up

April 19, 2018:

Now that the racing seasons have ended at Fraser Downs in Langley, B.C., and are about to close at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California, it’s expected that a bunch of horsemen will be bringing their stables to Century Downs....read on

Reminder: Rule Changes Effective April 21

April 19, 2018:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued a reminder that the changes outlined in Information Bulletin 63 (April 4, 2018) will become effective on April 21, 2018....read on

2018 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 19, 2018:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2018 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Downey Trainees 1-2 In Preferred

April 19, 2018:

Owner/trainer Ian Downey swept the top two spots in the $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot at Flamboro Downs with longshots Excellence and Angels Kid just heads apart at the wire of an eventful Thursday night finale....read on

The Joy Luck Club Qualifies At Mohawk

April 19, 2018:

Woodbine Mohawk Park's Thursday qualifying session opened with a parade of Luc Blais trainees owned by Determination winning in identical times before O'Brien Award finalist The Joy Luck Club earned her second qualifying win of the year....read on

‘Hannelore’ To Surface This Weekend

April 19, 2018:

Hannelore Hanover is ready to get back on the racetrack, and trainer Ron Burke thinks harness racing’s defending Horse of the Year is entering her upcoming campaign feeling as good as she did at the end of last season....read on

Hungary Wins Friendship Challenge Race

April 19, 2018:

It's all over except for the shouting and the visiting Hungary team is making the most noise after Tomas Tanczer cruised to an easy victory in the final leg of the Friendship Competition with the North American Amateur Drivers Association and they will go back home with trophies to prove it....read on

Muscles Jared Overwhelms Rivals

April 19, 2018:

State-bred Muscles Jared was a champion at two and runner-up at three in Massachusetts Sire Stakes action. But it appears that the best may be yet to come as he is now two-for-two as an aged performer...read on

NF Happenstance Adds To Top Bankroll

April 19, 2018:

NF Happenstance, the leading money-winning harness horse in North America so far in 2018, added to her bankroll today (Thursday, April 19) by winning the $22,500 Winners Over Handicap Trot at Harrah’s Philadelphia in 1:54.2....read on

MacKay Leaves Kawartha Downs

April 19, 2018:

Heather MacKay, the marketing director at Kawartha Downs, has announced that she has left her role with the racetrack....read on

Hippodrome 3R Removing Passing Lane

April 19, 2018:

The Quebec Jockey Club has announced that Hippodrome 3R will be removing its passing lane for the track’s 2018 season of live racing, which is scheduled to get underway on Sunday April 29....read on

Lawson's State Of The Industry

April 19, 2018:

Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson talks speaks about the many challenges facing horse racing, but offers hope for a positive future....read on

Change To Rideau Qualifying Session

April 19, 2018:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have informed Trot Insider that there has been a change in schedule for the qualifying session that will take place at the track this weekend....read on

Filly Is More Than Just A Flashy Name

April 19, 2018:

When she takes to the Meadows this Saturday for the final of the Margaret Provost Memorial Trot, filly Kenziesky Hanover will bring an unusual name — and an unusual amount of talent — to the fray....read on

MacDonald Looking To Continue Streak

April 19, 2018:

John MacDonald, who has won three consecutive driving championships at Vernon Downs, will commence his quest for four at the track this Friday (April 20), as the raceway will kick off its 2018 live meet....read on

Deep Impact Looking For Series Title

April 19, 2018:

The $52,500 final of the Shiaway St Pat Series for trotters will be the feature this Friday night (April 20) during the ten-race program at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Snyder Scholarship Apps Available

April 19, 2018:

David Snyder, the president of International Sound Corporation, and Harness Tracks of America are pleased to announce the renewal of the Harold Snyder Memorial Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year....read on

Bryant Joins Derby City Gaming

April 19, 2018:

Churchill Downs has announced the hiring of Tim Bryant as president and general manager of Derby City Gaming, the $60 million state-of-the-art historical racing machine facility that is scheduled to open in Louisville this fall....read on

More Pro-Am Action Set For Pompano

April 19, 2018:

On the heels of a very successful Pro-Am event with Tim Tetrick and David Miller, the Florida Amateur Driving Club has secured the services of Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey and Dave Ingraham for another Pro-Am event this coming Sunday (April 22)....read on

Redemption For Seeyou Men

April 18, 2018:

After a break in stride cost him in his last London appearance, Seeyou Men ($6.20) swept from astern to capture Wednesday evening’s (April 18) $9,000 Preferred 3 Trot at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Gronkowski Buys Into Gronkowski

April 18, 2018:

On the heels of Ric Flair joining in the ownership of Governor's Cup and Metro Pace winner Lost In Time, another top racehorse is making a splash in the mainstream media. Gronkowski -- of the equine variety -- has a new high-profile owner in the gridiron star of the same name, according to multiple reports....read on

Common Parlance Upsets At Harrington

April 18, 2018:

Wade Wyatt and Francis Di Mondi Jr.'s Common Parlance ($18.60, Sean Bier) was an upset winner in the $15,000 Open Trot Wednesday (April 18) at Harrington Raceway in 1:56.2....read on

Petal To The Metal Upsets At Philly

April 18, 2018:

Petal To The Metal and trainer-driver Stacy Chiodo watched many contenders expend much energy in battling for command, then swung three-wide late on the far turn and went by everybody en route to a 1:55.3 victory in the featured $17,000 distaff conditioned pace on Wednesday (April 21) at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on

Expose Yourself Extends Streak

April 18, 2018:

Expose Yourself put away the venerable Barn Girl with a quick backside burst and earned a convincing victory, her third straight, in Wednesday’s (April 18) $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot for fillies and mares at The Meadows....read on

'Pancleef' And The First Matchmaker

April 18, 2018:

Sometime about a decade ago, a meeting of the minds took place. The purpose of the skull session was to put an end to rampant equine gender discrimination and 'invent' a companion event for Yonkers Raceway’s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series....read on

Mohawk Qualifying, Western Fair Training Changes

April 18, 2018:

Officials with The Raceway at Western Fair District and Woodbine Mohawk Park have provided updates in regard to qualifying and training at the tracks....read on

It's Not Easy Bein' Western Fame

April 18, 2018:

“He’s matured and is more versatile now. He seems to really have the will to go forward and likes a target. He’s won all different kinds of ways. I really like the way he’s coming into the race.”...read on

Update On Woodbine Expansion

April 18, 2018:

It has been revealed by the Ontario Government that a completed expansion on the grounds of Woodbine Racetrack could annually bring the City of Toronto anywhere from $26 to $31 million by 2022....read on

Truro Qualifiers This Weekend

April 18, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Truro Raceway will be holding a qualifying session this coming weekend....read on

Eugene Kurzrok Passes

April 18, 2018:

Eugene Kurzrok, 81, managing partner of Our Horse Cents Stable and Stable 45, and an owner of several champions including Mission Brief, Southwind Frank, What The Hill, Obrigado and Golden Receiver, passed away on Monday (April 16) after a brief illness....read on

Lago Sings Equine Guelph’s Praises

April 18, 2018:

“Buying new mares is the goal for myself over the next couple of years, to expand my own herd and get more involved in the breeding side. I have a passion for it – the genetics – and I want to pursue that.”...read on

Northville Downs Sold, Will Keep Racing

April 17, 2018:

Northville Downs was reportedly purchased by a housing developer per an announcement on Tuesday. However, this purchase does not necessarily point to the end of harness racing in Michigan....read on

More Scholarship Apps Now Available

April 18, 2018:

It has been announced that the 2018-19 SOA of NY/Yonkers Raceway Scholarship Applications are now available....read on

Ohio Sires Stakes Noms Increase Slightly

April 18, 2018:

The Ohio Sires Stakes nominations for two and three-year-old trotting and pacing colts and fillies total 1,180 this year, which is an increase of three per cent from 2017....read on

MAC Backs Youth Litarary Derby

April 17, 2018:

The Mississauga Arts Council, one of a dozen high profile partners, is helping to assist and promote the fledgling Youth Literary Derby....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #1

April 17, 2018:

The countdown to the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

Rick Forgie Passes

April 17, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred horseman Rick Forgie has passed away at the age of 53....read on

Infield Experience Added To Camluck Classic

April 17, 2018:

The first-ever Camluck Classic is now just over a month away at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and there will be some new twists to the London, Ont. oval’s signature event....read on

Hinchcliffe To Drive A Standardbred

April 17, 2018:

IndyCar wheelman James Hinchcliffe is usually seen competing on the track in his Honda, although, it has been announced that harness racing fans will soon be able to see the native of Oakville, Ont. get in the racebike and take the lines very soon....read on

Mohawk’s Juvenile Series To Return

April 17, 2018:

Woodbine Mohawk Park is pleased to once again offer summer series for two-year-old pacers and trotters....read on

Trainers To Select French Trotters

April 17, 2018:

“I think there’s a lot of owners and trainers who are really going to enjoy this and that’s the thing about the game. I want to make money, but the other thing about that game is it has to be fun and this is going to be fun, it’s going to be interesting, it’s going to be different. I’m excited to be a part of it.”...read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #2

April 16, 2018:

The countdown to the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

Summer Student/Marketing Intern Wanted

April 16, 2018:

Do you eat, sleep and breathe harness racing? Do you enjoy promoting harness racing and have exceptional customer service skills? If this sounds like you and you feel like you have the potential to be an outstanding ambassador for Canadian harness racing, read on....read on

Belanger Fundraiser Proves Successful

April 16, 2018:

Trot Insider has received word that recent charity endeavours in support of horseman Paul Belanger have been very successful, and the organizers behind the drives would like to thank the sponsors that have been very generous toward the much-loved horseman....read on

Lois Allison Passes

April 16, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred breeder/owner Lois Allison of Hamilton, Ont. passed away on Saturday (April 14) at the age of 92....read on

Upcoming Red Shores Paddock Meeting

April 16, 2018:

Trot Insider has been informed of the details of an upcoming paddock meeting at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Breeders Crown To Mohawk In 2019

April 16, 2018:

The $6 million Breeders Crown, harness racing’s richest and most prestigious year-end divisional championship series, is set to return in October 2019 to the newly renovated Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ont....read on

Update On Western Fair Negotiations

April 16, 2018:

The Western Fair District was in the news late last week, as a mainstream media outlet published an item that provided an update on the London, Ont. raceway and entertainment facility....read on

Storm Affects Ontario Breeders

April 16, 2018:

In a joint release, officials with Seelster Farms, Tara Hills Stud and Winbak Farm announced on Monday (April 16) that the ice storm that wreaked havoc across southern Ontario affected the operation of the respective breeding nurseries....read on

O’Donnell On The Move

April 15, 2018:

He may not get into the sulky as much as he used to, but it has been announced that Bill ‘The Magic Man’ O’Donnell will soon be on the move....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #3

April 15, 2018:

The countdown to the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

PEISHOA Awards Banquet Held

April 15, 2018:

The Annual Awards Banquet of the Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owners Association was held in Charlottetown last evening(Saturday, April 14)....read on

Atlantic Bursary Program Details

April 15, 2018:

The 2018 season marks the twelfth consecutive year that Standardbred Canada and the Atlantic provinces have partnered to offer the Atlantic Provinces Bursary Program. This project could award up to five students in the Atlantic provinces bursaries towards their post secondary education this year....read on

SC Rewind: The Single Shaft Sulky

April 14, 2018:

In this week's edition of 'Rewind,' Robert Smith takes readers back in time to 1970 and a few years that followed. At that time harness racing was experimenting with a very new vital piece of equipment which was at the very base of the sport....read on

The Most Anticipated Stallions

April 14, 2018:

Of harness racing's first-crop stallions, whose two-year-olds you're most excited to see on the track this summer?....read on

Horsemen's Hockey Tourney Update

April 14, 2018:

More details have been released for the 2018 edition of the ever-popular Horsemen's Hockey Tournament, slated for Sunday, April 29 at the Cambridge Sports Park....read on

Trotting 4 Charity Roster Updated

April 13, 2018:

Here is the list of drivers and trainers who will be wearing custom charity jerseys for a North America-wide fundraising event that has been scheduled to occur during the May 18 – 20 weekend of harness racing....read on

Purse Hike For 2018 Breeders Crown

April 13, 2018:

The Hambletonian Society, which owns and administers the Breeders Crown series, will raise the purses of the four freshman divisions of the Breeders Crown races to $600,000 each for 2018....read on

Humboldt The Horse To Race For SJHL

April 13, 2018:

Leading Standardbred owner Brad Grant is stepping up to raise funds for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) Player Assistance Program in the wake of the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash....read on

Century Downs Racing Club Returns

April 13, 2018:

The 2018 edition of the Century Downs Racing Club once again has a strong number of fractional owners invested in two promising young horses....read on

S Js Photo Passes

April 13, 2018:

S Js Photo, the fast, stakes-winning trotter who most notably was not eligible to compete in the top stakes the year they were won by American Winner and Pine Chip, has passed away in Italy....read on

'Name That Foal' Entries Coming Due

April 12, 2018:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association has issued a reminder that entries are coming due for Meridian Farms' 'Name That Foal' contest, which features a Mystician filly that is in need of a name....read on

ASHA Yearling Sale Details

April 12, 2018:

Officials with the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association have announced some of the details surrounding its 2018 Yearling Sale....read on

Fan Club Training Centre Tour

April 12, 2018:

Members of the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club are invited to a tour and lunch at First Line Training Centre, located close to Woodbine Mohawk Park, on Saturday, May 5....read on

Zoom Returns With 'Step Into Spring'

April 11, 2018:

Your I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club is pleased to announce the return of the Zoom Photography Challenge for the SIXTH consecutive year! If you have an eye for photography that captures the heart of harness racing, the Fan Club wants to see your photos....read on

Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018

April 10, 2018:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the people and horses being recognized as inductees in 2018. Six people and four horses have been elected from an extremely deep ballot of candidates....read on

Stability At Northside Downs

April 10, 2018:

The Standardbred industry in Nova Scotia has received a shot in the arm, as it has been announced that live racing at Northside Downs will be remaining right where it is for a good amount of time....read on

Hippodrome 3R Opener Rescheduled

April 10, 2018:

Officials with the Quebec Jockey Club have announced that Hippodrome 3R has been forced to delay the opening day of its 2018 live meet....read on

From Barn Fire To Racehorse

April 8, 2018:

A barn fire in December 2013 nearly cost horseman John Schaap his barn, his house and all his horses. Four years later, a weanling foal he saved from his burning barn has now made it to the races....read on

Long-Term Funding Webinar Recap

April 5, 2018:

Ontario Racing conducted a webinar on Thursday (April 5) for industry participants to learn more about the long-term funding agreement announced for Ontario's horse racing industry last month....read on

Charlottetown, Summerside Qualifiers

April 5, 2018:

It has been announced that both the Charlottetown Driving Park and Summerside Raceway will be holding qualifying sessions to prep for the tracks’ respective season openers....read on

Changes To The Rules Of Racing

April 4, 2018:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release a suite of reforms as part of the 'Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario' project....read on

Ontario Regional Drivers Set

April 3, 2018:

The road to the 2018 National Driving Championship (NDC) scheduled at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, September 26 will kick off with the Ontario Regional Driving Championship, the first of four regional events....read on

Seventy-Five Remain 'Cup' Eligible

April 2, 2018:

Only four horses dropped off the eligibility list for this year’s $1 million Pepsi North America Cup following the first sustaining payment on March 15....read on

Participants Comment On Funding

March 28, 2018:

"We look at this as a foundation of sorts. It's long-term, it's some stability but it's hopefully something we can build on."...read on

Mother's Day Open Houses Set

March 28, 2018:

Here’s a great way to spend some time with your Mom, wife, sister, that special lady in your life, or the entire family on Mother’s Day!...read on

Long-Term Funding Plan For Ontario Racing Announced

March 23, 2018:

Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance, and Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, announced a long-term funding agreement with the horse racing sector in a press conference held Friday afternoon (March 23) at Flamboro Downs....read on

CFA Underwhelmed By Federal Budget

February 28, 2018:

Standardbred Canada, a member of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), is attending the CFA Annual General Meetings this week in Ottawa....read on

In Need Of A Nurse Mare?

February 26, 2018:

Are you in need of a nurse mare? Do you have a nurse mare available? … read on

Important EHV-1 Facts

February 12, 2018:

For anyone that is unaware of some important facts surrounding Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), Trot Insider is reposting a fact sheet regarding the virus to help bring people up to speed....read on

Attention Stallion Owners

January 22, 2018:

Are you standing a stallion in Canada? If so, please help Standardbred Canada update its online stallion guide....read on

Up To Date With '18 Eligibility Fees?

December 19, 2017:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2018 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2018....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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