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Mares Contest Lady Cloverdale Elims

January 21, 2018:

Thats It and Cardinal Rule were victorious in a pair of $7,500 eliminations for the Lady Cloverdale featuring four-year-old pacing mares on Sunday afternoon (January 21) at Fraser Downs....read on

Flamboro Cancels After Power Outage

January 21, 2018:

After running just two of its scheduled 10 harness races on Sunday evening (January 21), Flamboro Downs was forced to cancel the remainder of its live program due to a power outage involving the track lighting....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

Italians Claim Friendship Series Crown

January 21, 2018:

American driver Bob Krivelin captured the final event of the four-race Italian-American Friendship Series on Sunday night at Pompano Park, but it wasn't quite enough as the Italian contingent scored an 87-81 victory....read on

Ontario Invader Advances To Miami Final

January 21, 2018:

Following a trio of fiercely contested second-round divisions of $30,000 claimers on Sunday afternoon (January 21), the field is set for the $40,000 championship leg of this Claim To Fame Series a week from now at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Standardbred, 40, Makes Local News

January 21, 2018:

A 40-year-old Standardbred with a zest for life was profiled late last week by the United States Trotting Association. It was also around that time that the Butlers Dream gelding was being profiled by local media for another reason altogether....read on

Fave Somebeachsomewhere Foals

January 21, 2018:

Of the top money-earning sons and daughters of Somebeachsomewhere, which ones are your favourites?...read on

Yonkers Open To Meladys Monet

January 21, 2018:

The favoured Meladys Monet (Jason Bartlett, $4.60) was just barely good enough Sunday morning (January 21), but had enough to win Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

GTA Gaming Bundle Update

January 21, 2018:

This past Thursday (January 18), the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced the registration of Ontario Gaming GTA Limited Partnership as a gaming supplier under the Gaming Control Act (Ontario) has been approved....read on

William ‘Billy’ Knipper Passes

January 21, 2018:

William Leonard ‘Billy’ Knipper, 57, passed away on January 12 at Select Specialty Hospital in Akron, Ohio, after a lengthy hospital stay and diabetes complications....read on

USTA District 9 Meets

January 21, 2018:

District 9 of the United States Trotting Association held its annual meeting on Saturday (January 20) at the Calumet Club in Augusta....read on

CHRB Meeting Thursday

January 21, 2018:

The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting Thursday, January 25, at Santa Anita Park beginning at 9:30 a.m....read on

USTA District 8A Meets

January 21, 2018:

The annual meeting of the United States Trotting Association’s District 8A, encompassing downstate NY, was held on Saturday (January 20) at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Stallion Auction This Week

January 21, 2018:

The Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association stallion auction will run from Wednesday (January 24) through Saturday (January 27)....read on

Reproduction/Foaling Seminar In Indiana

January 21, 2018:

On February 16, breeders and owners participating in the Indiana Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Standardbred Breed Development Programs are invited to attend a free seminar on what to expect and how to manage equine reproduction and foaling emergencies....read on

Jins Shark Vicious; Jackpot Hi-5 Hit

January 20, 2018:

Like a predator after prey, Jins Shark showed no remorse and ferociously devoured his rivals in Saturday night's feature race at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Flamboro Feature To Howmacfiesty

January 20, 2018:

With an impressive brush down the backside, Howmacfiesty finally connected for her first win the Fillies & Mares Preferred ranks on Saturday (January 20) at Flamboro Downs....read on

Campbell Crushes Saturday At CDP

January 20, 2018:

The winner’s circle camera saw no shortage of Marc Campbell on the Saturday afternoon program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Currie Barn Off To Sizzling Start

January 20, 2018:

Although he'll no longer send out O'Brien Award finalist Mateo, trainer Justin Currie looks to have a handful of horses ready to step up and take centre stage in his stable....read on

OSS Graduate Best At Buffalo

January 20, 2018:

It was 'girl power' as Lenny Mac beat the boys in the $9,500 Open Trot while Itsonlyrocknroll A showed who the 'man' was in the $9,500 Open Pace to highlight Buffalo Raceway's card on Saturday (Jan. 20)....read on

Italians Strike First At Pompano

January 21, 2018:

The first night of the Italian-American Friendship Challenge for Amateur Drivers took place on Saturday, January 20 at Pompano Park, and the Italian visitors will take a 70 to 56 lead heading into the Sunday, January 21 finale. The visitors captured two of the three races, while it was a Canadian who fought back and grabbed the third event for the 'American' side....read on

'Foiled' In Bid For Win No. 100

January 21, 2018:

Foiled Again has enjoyed any number of spectacular nights throughout his prolific, record-setting career. Saturday (Jan. 20) was not one of them....read on

A Meteoric Rise For Western Joe

January 21, 2018:

Western Joe is one of the top horses in harness racing right now, and Saturday night at the Meadowlands he completed his climb to the top of the 'Big M' class ladder with a powerhouse win in the featured $20,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers....read on

Touchdown For Tetrick At Miami Valley

January 20, 2018:

Best known as the winningest driver in Hoosier Park history, 31-year-old Trace Tetrick is also making his presence well known in the neighbouring Buckeye State. After winning his first Ohio meet dash crown at Miami Valley Raceway in 2017, Tetrick has taken the five-eighths mile oval by storm again early in 2018....read on

Half The Vision, Twice The Heart

January 20, 2018:

"I was absolutely amazed. It's such a huge honour for us to be nominated for an O'Brien Award...a horse from the west, especially, to be mentioned in the same breath as some of these nice colts in Ontario is just amazing."...read on

SC Rewind: Danny Song A

January 20, 2018:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls the long and interesting career of a great trotter from yesteryear as this month's 'Golden Memories' series offering....read on

New Profession For Stephane Bouchard

January 19, 2018:

After an accident in the summer of 2017 left him nearly paralyzed, former driver Stephane Bouchard will return to the harness racing world but employed in a new capacity....read on

Memories Of Somebeachsomewhere

January 19, 2018:

The recent passing of the 2009 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee Somebeachsomewhere, has left fans and supporters reminiscing about his races, the impact he had on the sport of harness racing and the legacy he leaves....read on

Yonkers Wagering, Post Time Updates

January 19, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway, with the approval of the New York State Gaming Commission, shall implement a pair of wagering changes, effectively immediately....read on

Media Excellence Finalists Featured

January 19, 2018:

In advance of the 2017 O'Brien Awards, Trot Insider features the two finalists in the Outstanding Broadcast category of the Media Excellence Awards....read on

Hall Accepting Class Of 2018 Noms

January 18, 2018:

The public is invited to participate in the nomination of people and horses that have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2018....read on

Ric Flair To Attend Racing Awards

January 18, 2018:

Last year it was 'Elvis' who greeted the attendees at the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s (USHWA) annual Dan Patch Awards dinner in Las Vegas, and this year on Sunday night, Feb. 25, it will be professional wrestling legend 'The Nature Boy' Ric Flair who will welcome everyone at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Fla....read on

Reid Reflects On Kendall Seelster

January 18, 2018:

"These were new owners that we just got, so to have that kind of success the first year for them was really good, and to have a filly that's just so easy to get along with and will give 100 per cent each start...that's the dream job."...read on

Starkewski’s Looking For More

January 18, 2018:

“I’m crossing my fingers and my toes, but some of them (two-year-olds) are already showing some ability. Last year was good. Now I’m looking to improve on it.”...read on

Frozen In Ice: An Iconic Day

January 17, 2018:

When visitors converge on Ottawa’s Confederation Park in the heart of the nation’s capital to celebrate the 40th edition of Winterlude on February 2, they will be greeted by a crystalline ice sculpture of a life-size harness horse, complete with sulky and driver....read on

O’Brien Awards Hosts Announced

January 17, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ken Middleton and Jason Portuondo will co-host the 2017 O’Brien Awards on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

Terry Stone Passes

January 17, 2018:

Former Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) Director of Racing Terry Stone passed away suddenly on January 15, 2018....read on

Glidemaster On The Move

January 17, 2018:

It has been announced that world champion racehorse and sire Glidemaster 3,1:51.1 ($2,038,575) is being relocated....read on

Finalists Announced In Alberta

January 16, 2018:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association has announced the finalists for the 2018 ASHA Awards, which will honour the province’s champions of 2017....read on

ATSS Stallion Registrations Coming Due

January 15, 2018:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association would like to remind stallion owners and lessees that the deadline to register a stallion with the Atlantic Sires Stakes program for the 2018 breeding season, without paying a late fee, is January 31....read on

2018 OSS Schedule Released

January 15, 2018:

The Ontario Sires Stakes has released the 2018 OSS schedule and it is now available for viewing online....read on

Meet Your Red Carpet Emcee!

January 12, 2018:

The 2017 O’Brien Awards, scheduled for Saturday, February 3 will have an Academy Awards theme which of course will include a traditional walk down the red carpet for guests arriving at the Black Tie Gala!...read on

Changes Pending To Eligibility Rules

January 11, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that the recent stakes eligibility rules outlined by the Woodbine Entertainment Group and The Meadowlands under the umbrella of the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI) may undergo some changes before the end of the month....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

January 10, 2018:

In late November we had our year-end board meeting, and some interesting items came out of it....read on / continuer à lire

Outstanding Groom Finalists Announced

January 9, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Outstanding Groom Award, sponsored for the third consecutive year by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

The O’Briens: Harness Racing’s Version Of The Academy Awards

January 8, 2018:

The 90th edition of the Academy Awards take place on Sunday, March 4 but Canadian harness racing will feature our own version on Saturday, February 3 at the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala....read on

AGCO Directive On Extreme Weather

January 4, 2018:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) released a directive on Thursday (Jan. 4) which revises rules pertaining to extreme weather conditions, effective immediately....read on

No Cam Fella Winner For 2017

January 4, 2018:

Standardbred Canada has announced there will not be a 2017 recipient for the Cam Fella Award....read on

Media Excellence Finalists Announced

December 29, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Media Excellence Awards, which are sponsored by Ontario Racing for the second consecutive year....read on

2017 O’Brien Finalists Announced

December 20, 2017:

On Wednesday, December 20, Standardbred Canada announced the finalists for the 2017 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season....read on

Ontario's 2018 Race Dates

December 20, 2017:

The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has issued the 2018 race-date schedule for the province....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

2018 Fan Club Calendar Available

December 5, 2017:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s 2018 Heart of Harness Racing Calendar is available now!...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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