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Sophomore Trotters Spar In Grassroots

July 19, 2018:

A set of O.S.S. Grassroots divisions for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings went postward Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with Say You Do and Perfetto winning their respective $19,150 assignments....read on

Atlanta Cruises To Victory At Vernon

July 19, 2018:

Atlanta and driver Scott Zeron rolled to an easy – and impressive – victory in the second of two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for sophomore trotting fillies Thursday evening at Vernon Downs....read on

Isabella Hanover Romps In Open Trot

July 20, 2018:

Adam Merner mapped out a pretty, two-hole trip for Isabella Hanover in Thursday’s $1,950 Open Trot at the Charlottetown Driving Park, and the mare parlayed the trip into a facile score for trainer Stephen Gass....read on

MacDonald Mastery At Rideau

July 20, 2018:

The first three races came and went without much fanfare on Thursday evening at Rideau Carleton Raceway, but from that point on it turned into the Brett MacDonald show....read on

Trotters Rock Truro In Sires Stakes

July 19, 2018:

Stars of the Atlantic Sires Stakes program found their way to Truro Raceway on Thursday evening, as the half-mile oval hosted five divisions of the ATSS – two for rookie trotters and a trio for their three-year-old counterparts....read on

Caretaker Day Concept Praised

July 19, 2018:

The inaugural National Caretaker Appreciation Day will take place this Saturday (July 21) at Woodbine Mohawk Park -- and at multiple tracks across the country this weekend -- and it would be a challenge to find an individual who feels recognizing the unsung heroes of the sport isn’t long overdue....read on

Update On Louis-Philippe Roy

July 19, 2018:

Trot Insider has received an update on driver Louis-Philippe Roy, who was involved in a single-horse accident on Wednesday (July 18) at Grand River Raceway....read on

Tim Pinske Passes

July 19, 2018:

Tim Pinske, well known at racetracks throughout North America and along with his family owner of Southern Oaks Training Center in Florida, has died. He was 71....read on

Plainridge Main Event To Jericho

July 19, 2018:

As a result of some nifty driving by Joe Di Stefano, Jericho shadowed two horses through the mile before making his move to win the $12,000 conditioned trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon....read on

Rich And Miserable Perfect In Stallion Series

July 19, 2018:

Rich And Miserable kept himself in position for a possible sweep of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for three-year-old trotting colts on Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, running his record to three-for-three in the competition with a 1:54.1 lifetime best effort....read on

Saratoga Main Event To Quid Pro Quo

July 19, 2018:

Quid Pro Quo went coast to coast in Thursday’s feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Trainer Kim Myers manages a small size stable and has had a terrific season in 2018 thus far....read on

Soul Train Takes Amateur Trot For Lee

July 19, 2018:

When the gate sprung in the North American Amateur Drivers Association's trot at Monticello Raceway on the pleasant afternoon of July 19 little was left for the imagination after “Yankee Joe” Lee gunned Soul Train to the lead and played catch me if you can, and nobody could, as Lee's trotter circled the Mighty M double-oval in a time of 1:58.2 to finish five lengths in front of six others in the sixth leg of the 10-race trotting series....read on

Faces Of Racing: John Duffy

July 19, 2018:

“Caretakers are the ones who spend the most time with the horses day in and day out. They are the backbone in the industry and I think it’s great that the spotlight gets put on them for this event.”...read on

'Beach' Memories: Meadowlands Pace

July 19, 2018:

It was 10 years ago this year that pacing colt Somebeachsomewhere dominated harness racing's headlines throughout his nearly flawless sophomore season....read on

Owner’s Patience Paying Off

July 19, 2018:

“We’ve always had a horse we believe in, and knew he was talented, but we just couldn’t keep him sound or healthy enough to show what he could do until this year. He’s well cared for by his groom, Alexz Goldin. I think without her taking such good care of him, he might not be where he is right now in terms of his accomplishments.”...read on

Larry Karr Discusses Larry Karr

July 19, 2018:

When Larry Karr met Larry Karr, the earth moved. Reunited now after several years apart, the pair will try to recapture the magic when Larry Karr, the human, sends Larry Karr, the three-year-old colt he co-owns, after ‘Adios’ orchids....read on

Inverness Invitational Rescheduled

July 19, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that the invitational that was originally scheduled to be contested on Friday, July 27 at Inverness Raceway has been rescheduled....read on

ID Tech East Of Hwy 400 To Napanee

July 19, 2018:

SC Identification Technician Mike Pennington will be in the region between Hwy 400 and Napanee in Ontario on July 25, 26 and 27 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification....read on

Truro Race-Date Switch Announced

July 19, 2018:

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission has informed Trot Insider that it has approved an upcoming race-date switch for Truro Raceway....read on

Sires Stakes To Continue At Scioto Friday

July 19, 2018:

No less than nine $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions featuring 78 diagonally-gaited freshmen are set to be contested this Friday evening (July 20) at Scioto Downs....read on

Tioga To Host Sire Stakes Friday

July 19, 2018:

A trio of $37,966 New York Sire Stakes divisions for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings will be contested at Tioga Downs this Friday (July 20)....read on

Raceway Announces Important Changes

July 19, 2018:

In previewing its upcoming meet of live harness racing, a North American racetrack has announced that it will be switching to full digital video, removing its passing lane, upgrading its paddock, and welcoming the great Foiled Again....read on

‘Pace Night’ Produced Solid Wagering

July 19, 2018:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have trumpeted the fact that the East Rutherford, New Jersey raceway achieved a solid handle this past Saturday evening (July 14) when it hosted its always-anticipated Meadowlands Pace card of racing....read on

Invitational Returning To Hambo Day Card

July 19, 2018:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have announced that one of its popular invitational races will return to the track’s Hambletonian Day program this year....read on

Winbak To Be In The Spotlight

July 19, 2018:

It has been announced that Winbak Farm will be in the spotlight over the course of the next few weeks....read on

Draw Schedule Change At Vernon

July 19, 2018:

Officials with Vernon Downs have announced that the track’s draw schedule will be changed next week....read on

McClure, Jones Strike Gold

July 18, 2018:

Driver Bob McClure and trainer Keith Jones teamed up to sweep Wednesday evening's (July 18) Ontario Sires Stakes Gold events for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Grand River Raceway, fashioning upsets with both Henderson Seelster ($38.80) and Joey Bats ($19.40)....read on

Inverness Card Cut Short

July 18, 2018:

Due to a power outage, the final race on Wednesday evening's (July 18) program at Inverness Raceway was forced to be abandoned....read on

Melodies Major Magnificent At Buffalo

July 18, 2018:

Melodies Major has been nothing but spectacular thus far in his brief career, and he continued to sparkle on Wednesday night (July 18) at Buffalo Raceway....read on

Barn Girl Dominates, Five For Palone

July 18, 2018:

Parked past the quarter in :27.2, Barn Girl still was so dominant that she drew off late and notched her fourth win in the last five starts in Wednesday’s (July 18) $18,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Sire Stakes Invade Philadelphia

July 18, 2018:

Freshmen trotting fillies were certainly out in force on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, as the track hosted multiple divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes and Pennsylvania Stallion Series....read on

Chili Heats Up Saratoga Toteboard

July 18, 2018:

Chili lit up the board on Wednesday at Saratoga Casino Hotel, as the Gary Levine trainee pulled off an upset paying $92.50 in the $9,000 trotting feature....read on

Ariana G Vs. Hannelore Hanover

July 18, 2018:

Fans of harness racing have been patiently waiting for the showdown between two of the sport's most talented trotting mares -- Ariana G and Hannelore Hanover. The possibility of a Hambletonian Day match-up, however, doesn't appear to be in the cards....read on

Brown Seeks Back-To-Back Adios

July 18, 2018:

Brian Brown is ready to get a renewed look at a refreshed Done Well, who returns to action for the first time in three weeks as the 5-2 morning line favourite in the first of two eliminations for the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Saturday, July 21 at The Meadows....read on

Caretakers: We Want Your Selfies!

July 18, 2018:

Caretakers, we want to see your selfies! This weekend, July 20-22 is National Caretaker Appreciation Day at racetracks across Canada, and we’d like you to take a selfie with a horse sometime during the weekend....read on

French Trotter Wows Connections

July 18, 2018:

“When he was coming over here, I thought we were going to have a nice horse, I thought we would improve him for sure, but after that training mile and qualifier, I really think we have one of the best ones.”...read on

Faces Of Racing: Ashley Gamester

July 18, 2018:

“To me, horsemanship is having a well-rounded knowledge of the animal, putting the horse first, and having success with different types of horses. I also think a good horseman has to be willing to share their knowledge with others, so that we can create a future generation of people with great horsemanship skills.”...read on

Sires Stakes Hit Atlantic Grand Circuit

July 18, 2018:

Many of the best young trotters and pacers in the Maritimes will be featured at Truro Raceway this week as part of Atlantic Grand Circuit Week harness racing action....read on

Saratoga Readies For Gerrity Night

July 18, 2018:

On Saturday, July 21, Saratoga Casino Hotel will welcome some of the country’s top harness racing talent for the 10th edition of its biggest race, the Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace....read on

New Leader Atop Hambletonian Rankings

July 17, 2018:

After having dominated the ‘Road To The Hambletonian’ ranks thus far in 2018, Wolfgang has been forced to make way for a new leader....read on

Walltyme Golf Registration Now Open

July 17, 2018:

Registrations are now being accepted for the 26th annual Walltyme Stables Golf Tournament....read on

Adios Eliminations Set

July 17, 2018:

The connections of 16 of the continent’s top three-year-old pacing colts and geldings have entered their charges to contest this Saturday’s (July 21) eliminations for the upcoming Adios Pace at the Meadows....read on

‘Off And Pacing’ Night This Saturday

July 17, 2018:

Along with its program of live racing this Saturday evening (July 21), Hanover Raceway will also be hosting the first-ever ‘Off and Pacing’ night at the races....read on

Miller Gets ‘Pace’ Monkey Off Back

July 17, 2018:

It’s hard to imagine that David Miller had never won the Meadowlands Pace prior to Saturday night. Now that he has recorded the feat, ‘The Buckeye’ has said that he had been well aware of the elusive achievement....read on

Combating Genetic Modification

July 17, 2018:

It was recently announced that a North American racing commission has earmarked a large amount of capital towards combating the illegal genetic modification of racehorses....read on

A Day In The Life Of A Caretaker

July 17, 2018:

In recognition of all of the hard-working caretakers in the Canadian harness racing industry, Standardbred Canada's Industry Marketing Department produced a short video on ‘A Day in the Life of A Caretaker’....read on

Faces Of Racing: Ben Hollingsworth

July 16, 2018:

“Nothing is better then seeing a horse you cared for go on and do well, whether it is for you or not. To know you have had a small part of that horse’s success is very rewarding.”...read on

John Erik Magnusson Passes

July 16, 2018:

John Erik Magnusson, who bred and raced horses under the 'ACL Farm' banner, passed away suddenly on Saturday (July 14) at the age of 66....read on

Takter Provides Lazarus Update

July 16, 2018:

Jimmy Takter has provided an update on Down Under superstar Lazarus, the Bettors Delight horse that is prepping for his anticipated U.S. debut. In the update, Takter discusses many aspects of the horse, including acclimation, goals, drivers, and the potential of a legendary legacy....read on

Excitement For Vic Hayter Memorial

July 16, 2018:

Clinton Raceway General Manager Ian Fleming can’t think of a better way to honour the memory of Vic Hayter than to raise money for two of Hayter’s biggest passions....read on

Hurricane Beach Leads Mixed Sale

July 15, 2018:

Of 130 horses to pass through the ring at the Tattersalls 2018 Summer Mixed Sale on Sunday afternoon (July 15) at The Meadowlands, Hurricane Beach and TJ Blast attracted bids of over $100,000 on an afternoon which saw total sales exceed $3.1 million....read on

Gentleman Jim's Wager

July 15, 2018:

New Brunswick-born Jim Doherty quietly defined excellence over a training and driving career spanning six decades. His earliest victories in the Maritimes were instrumental in establishing his Hall of Fame career, but it was the gamble that he took when relocating to the U.S. that pushed him over the top....read on

Registration Open For Chaplaincy Golf

July 14, 2018:

The 11th annual golf tournament for The Standardbred Race Track Chaplaincy of Canada will be held at Granite Ridge Golf Course on September 19....read on

SC Rewind: Old Woodbine, Early Years

July 14, 2018:

In this week's 'Rewind,' Robert Smith takes a rather nostalgic look back at a very important time in our sport's history. His piece recalls the 1954 opening of the Old Woodbine track in downtown Toronto and revives a few memories from the early years at that historic track....read on

Faces Of Racing: Roxanne Viau

July 14, 2018:

“I was the happiest little girl in town. My dad was in the horse business with dozens of racehorses and he had four children to take care of them. This is how I learned the real job of being a caretaker.”...read on

Takter Talks Retirement, Depression

July 13, 2018:

As any participant in harness racing knows, the sport is an emotional roller coaster full of thrilling highs and painful lows. What many people might not necessarily recognize is how that roller coaster affects everyone, even those at the top of the industry....read on

Campbell Discusses Positive Test

July 13, 2018:

Horseman Marc Campbell was as surprised as anyone when a horse he trains tested positive for a prescription medication administered to people that has resulted in a 14-day suspension....read on

Great Plans In The Works For National Caretaker Appreciation Day

July 13, 2018:

Racetracks and associations across the country are making final preparations for the inaugural edition of National Caretaker Appreciation Day events being held the weekend of July 20-22....read on

Faces Of Racing: Diana Woods

July 12, 2018:

"I just love these animals. They give you a reason to get up in the morning. They trust you to look after them. They give you their all every time they go race. I can’t imagine not looking after them."...read on

Harness Racing At Lansdowne Fair

July 12, 2018:

Even though fair racing is an unparalleled way for newcomers who otherwise would never be exposed to racing to view the sport in close proximity, it has become nearly non-existent in recent years in Ontario. The work of individuals like Tom Lindsay, however, is trying to stop this trend....read on

Larry & Jackie Drysdale Retiring

July 11, 2018:

After dedicating their entire adult lives to the sport of harness racing, Larry & Jackie Drysdale of Winbak Canada, are moving on to the next stage of their Iives together....read on

Hall Of Fame Ticket Giveaway

July 11, 2018:

If you are a licensed caretaker working in Canada, or know someone who is and would like to attend the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on August 8, 2018, the Hall of Fame wants to hear from you!...read on

July Zoom Theme: Groom With A View!

July 5, 2018:

This July we will celebrate National Caretaker Appreciation Day during the weekend of July 20-22 at racetracks across the country, and to honour the event the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club has picked ‘Groom With A View’ as this month’s Zoom Photography theme....read on

SC Website Update

June 23, 2018:

Over the past several weeks the Standardbred Canada website has been undergoing intermittent and sometimes chronic service interruptions. What once was thought to be a blip in computer programming has become a more severe and difficult issue....read on

Canada's 2018 Fair Race Dates

June 20, 2018:

The list of tracks in Canada hosting fair races in 2018 is now available online....read on

Website Troubleshooting

May 23, 2018:

If you have/are experiencing issues refreshing pages on the Standardbred Canada website, please check in with this notice for more information....read on

National Caretaker Appreciation Day

May 17, 2018:

Caretakers are the unsung heroes of harness racing, and are critical to the success of any horse in any stable and charged with the responsibility of making sure the horses they care for are happy and healthy, physically and emotionally....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

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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