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Lakeshore Honours Best Of 2017

December 11, 2017:

The Lakeshore Horse Racing Association held their annual Christmas party Thursday, December 7th, 2017. Horsemen, family and friends from as far away as Toronto packed the McGregor Columbian Club Hall for a fun night of dinner, music and a visit from Santa for the kids....read on

Gateway Presents Casino/Hotel Plan

December 11, 2017:

There’s a lot of uncertainty in London when it comes to plans for expanded gaming, but one possibility could involve the removal of some key buildings at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Alliance Romp For Lyons William

December 11, 2017:

The opening leg of the Alliance Series for condition claimers on the pace went postward in the form of four divisions during Monday’s 10-race card at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and it wasn’t a very good night for the favourites....read on

Share Your Favourite Newsmakers

December 7, 2017:

As the season comes to a close and we reflect on the past year, TROT Magazine would like to hear what your favourite harness racing news stories were from 2017....read on

Woodbine Feature To Will Take Charge

December 11, 2017:

Owner Mac Nichol has to like what he’s seen so far since the late season acquisition of Ontario Sires Stakes graduate Will Take Charge....read on

Buckley Discusses Woodbine

December 11, 2017:

“We’re really focused on the on-track experience. Whether it’s the customers there for racing or horsemen there to race, we want coming to Woodbine to be a special experience.”...read on

SC Named Proximity Award Finalist

December 11, 2017:

Through its efforts in hosting and presenting a record-setting World Driving Championship this past August, Standardbred Canada has been selected as a finalist for the U.S. Harness Writers' Stan Bergstein-Proximity Award....read on

Dover Feature To Feel Like A Fool

December 11, 2017:

Feel Like A Fool enjoyed an excellent outside trip behind Emeritus Maximus (Russell Foster) on the backstretch before moving three-wide on the final turn to take the lead on the way to 1:52 victory in Monday’s feature race at Dover Downs....read on

Joe Myers Passes

December 11, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned long-time horse owner Joe Myers passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was 77....read on

Herrera Breaks His Maiden

December 11, 2017:

Guatemala native Edgar Herrera fell in love with racehorses shortly after his family moved to Illinois when he was 14 years old. His father found regular work on the backstretches of Chicago’s tracks and it wasn’t long before Edgar started cleaning stalls and gradually learning the harness racing ropes, too....read on

Lawsuit Getting Closer To The Truth

December 11, 2017:

The former premier of Ontario and other key government officials will no longer have to take the stand in open court to explain why the lucrative Slots at Racetracks Program (SARP) was cancelled, but the lawyer representing a group of Standardbred breeders in a $65 million lawsuit against the government said this past Thursday (December 7) the case is still progressing nicely....read on

Scarborough Downs Sale In Place

December 11, 2017:

It was reported late last week that a deal has been reached which will see the ownership of Scarborough Downs in Maine change hands....read on

Fire At Track Barn Claims Racehorse

December 11, 2017:

The tragic fire that claimed the lives of scores of racehorses at the San Luis Rey Training Center the California dominated industry headlines late last week. Although, news of another barn fire that took place at a North American racetrack during the same timeframe came and went without as much fanfare....read on

Bus To Mohawk To Cease In New Year

December 11, 2017:

Those that currently take Milton Transit’s Route 62 from the downtown Milton GO station to Mohawk Racetrack should be aware that the route will not be in operation in 2018....read on

'Prince County' Meeting Rescheduled

December 4, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that the semi-annual general meeting of the Prince County Horsemen’s Club that had been scheduled for Tuesday (December 12) has been rescheduled....read on

Award Winners Unveiled At Symposium

December 11, 2017:

The University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program announced the winners of its annual awards during the 2017 Symposium on Racing which was held from December 4-6....read on

Lifetime Achievement For Compton

December 11, 2017:

Jim Compton has been a respected western New York horseman for over 35 years. He trained, drove and bred many horses that are still remembered at his home tracks for their competitive nature and success....read on

Foundation’s Youth Making Impact

December 11, 2017:

While many Harness Horse Youth Foundation camp alumni have made their marks in the industry over the past 40 years, a whole new generation is now showing up on programs regularly....read on

Meadows Unveils 2018 Racing Schedule

December 11, 2017:

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will offer 195 live race cards in 2018 — matching the total for 2017 — highlighted by the 52nd edition of the $500,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids on Saturday, July 28....read on

Go Fund Me Page For Bernardo’s Kids

December 11, 2017:

A Go Fund Me page has been launched for the surviving daughters of Paul Bernardo, who passed away last Thursday (December 7) at the age of 65....read on

WEG Appoints New Board Members

December 10, 2017:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors....read on

Horseman's Wild, Wild Win

December 10, 2017:

In what can only be described as one of the craziest trips you'll ever see, a horseman recently found himself upended, backward and nearly launched into the infield before he righted himself and won a horse race....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

December 10, 2017:

As we hit the final month of the year, I thought now would be a good time to provide you with an update regarding some of the projects that Standardbred Canada has been working on....read on / continuer à lire

Raising Richard Romps In Rideau Repeat

December 10, 2017:

Going wire to wire as the 1-5 favourite, Raising Richard won again in the $8,550 Winners Over Trot at Rideau Carlton on Sunday, December 10 by seven-and-three-quarter lengths in 1:57....read on

Board Lights Up In Flamboro Preferreds

December 10, 2017:

Double-digit dividends highlighted the featured Preferred 3 Paces at Flamboro Downs on Sunday, December 10, with Top Royal upsetting in the $9,000 Filly and Mare Pace, and Strato Boy in the $8,500 Horse and Gelding Pace....read on

McKnight Wins Woodbine Trainer Title

December 10, 2017:

On Sunday (December 10), former harness driver Norm McKnight Jr. claimed the trainer's title for the 2017 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine Racetrack. He sealed the deal during the meet-closing card, as pupils from his outfit won five of the 14 races on the program....read on

American Passion Pops At Fraser

December 10, 2017:

Inheriting the pocket spot after clearing the lead past the quarter, American Passion pulled pocket in the stretch to win the $12,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace at Fraser Downs on Sunday, December 10....read on

All's Clear For Weather Hanover

December 10, 2017:

After a Post 3 start, 2-1 second choice Weather Hanover ($7.80) went straight to the lead and didn't look back, en route to an open-length victory in the $1,575 Winners Over Pace (Race 9) at Truro Raceway on Sunday (December 10). The victory was part of an impressive personal win streak for pilot Dale Spence, who was absolutely on fire late in the card....read on

'The Captain's '18 Book Full, Closed

December 10, 2017:

Hanover Shoe Farms has announced that the 2018 book for Somebeachsomewhere seven-year-old Captaintreacherous p,3,1:47.1 ($3,153,541) is now full and closed....read on

William 'Bill' Walters Passes

December 10, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that William 'Bill' Walters, who was a member of the Dynamic Racing Stable, has passed away at the age of 71....read on

Harrah's Philadelphia Cancels Sunday

December 9, 2017:

Due to inclement weather, Harrah's Philadelphia has cancelled its Sunday, December 10 program....read on

Lazarus Wins The Inter Dominion Final

December 10, 2017:

New Zealand champion Lazarus captured the $1.1 million TABtouch Inter Dominion final at Gloucester Park on Friday (December 8) before a crowd of some 9,000 fans....read on

Gifts For The Harness Racing Fan

December 10, 2017:

With only 15 days until Christmas, we’ve got some great gift ideas for the harness racing fan in your life!...read on

Big Efforts Open Valedictory

December 9, 2017:

Windsun Gotham and Better B Rolling drew first blood in the opening leg of the Valedictory Series at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday, December 9....read on

Paul Bernardo Passes

December 9, 2017:

Long-time trainer Paul Bernardo, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 7....read on

The Best In The West, Bar None

December 9, 2017:

Dominance, it appears, comes with a price. And so it is with the six-year-old superstar mare Tajmeallover....read on

Three Charged With Race Fixing

December 9, 2017:

One of Australia's leading harness drivers has been suspended from participating in the sport after he was charged with two counts of match (race) fixing....read on

SC Rewind: Remembering 1967

December 9, 2017:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith takes a look back 50 years ago to Canada's Centennial Year of 1967....read on

Lindys Tru Grit To Stand Stud

December 9, 2017:

Stakes winning trotter Lindys Tru Grit will be joining the stallion ranks in 2018, standing his first season in Ontario....read on

MacDonald Wins In Australia

December 8, 2017:

With the eyes of the harness racing world on him this past summer, Canada's James MacDonald rose to the occasion and captured the 2017 World Driving Championship on home soil. On Friday (December 8), MacDonald made his mark on Australian harness racing with a win in a driving competition downunder....read on

Online Gambling Could Benefit NJ Racing

December 8, 2017:

New Jersey racetracks could potentially receive a percentage of online gaming revenue if they partner with an existing Atlantic City casino operator....read on

Fear The Dragon To Retire To Stud

December 8, 2017:

Emerald Highlands Farm has announced that 2017 North America Cup champion Fear The Dragon is being syndicated and has been retired to stand stud....read on

State Star To Step Up At Four

December 8, 2017:

"I actually gave Moira Fanning from the Hambletonian Society a cheque for $62,500 to make her eligible for the Breeders Crown in the paddock at Yonkers on the evening of the New York Sire Stakes final."...read on

Ontario Animal Health Network Update

December 8, 2017:

Are you used to buying antibiotics like penicillin at the local feed or tack store? See what changes are in store for 2018 following the federal changes being made to address antimicrobial resistance....read on

Full Book For Downbytheseaside

December 8, 2017:

Downbytheseaside, the richest racehorse of 2017, is now booked full and closed for 2018....read on

Devastating Fire Hits Training Centre

December 8, 2017:

A fire erupted in northeast San Diego County Thursday afternoon and quickly engulfed approximately eight barns at the San Luis Rey (SLR) training center in Bonsall where nearly 500 racehorses were stabled....read on

Roy Shares The Gift Of Giving

December 8, 2017:

An 0-for-8 night at the office generally wouldn’t be reason to celebrate, but that wasn’t the case for driver Louis Philippe Roy on Thursday evening at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Magical Albert Defies The Odds

December 7, 2017:

The desire to fight and show heart is a quality any trainer would love to see in a racehorse, and in the case of pacer Magical Albert – it’s a quality he’s possessed since the day he was born....read on

Council Supporting Kawartha’s Position

December 7, 2017:

On Wednesday (December 6), Peterborough County Council agreed to show Ontario politicians its support for an expanded schedule of live racing at Kawartha Downs in 2018....read on

Foal Registration Deadline December 31

December 7, 2017:

The deadline to register the 2017 foals is December 31, 2017. Application, registration fee and Stallion Service Certificate must be filed with Standardbred Canada’s office by the deadline....read on

William Edward ‘Bill’ Taylor Passes

December 7, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that William ‘Bill' Taylor, former chief of security (Standardbred division) for the Ontario Jockey Club, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 5 at Etobicoke General Hospital at the age of 95....read on

Western Fair Proposal To Be Unveiled

December 7, 2017:

It has been reported that a proposal in regard to the future of the Western Fair District is expected to be delivered in the coming days....read on

Cullen Removed From O'Brien Consideration

December 6, 2017:

OH K Man, a horse that Travis Cullen trains and drives, was issued a positive test by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) on Monday, December 4....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

Atlantic Sires Stakes Stallion Registration

December 4, 2017:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association is now accepting Atlantic Sires Stakes stallion registrations for the 2018 breeding season....read on

O'Brien Awards Fan Voting Open!

December 4, 2017:

Racing fans, here’s your chance to have a say in Canadian harness racing's year-end awards!...read on

SC To Present National Driving Championship In 2018

November 22, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that a National Driving Championship (NDC) will be hosted in 2018 and the winner will have the opportunity to join 2017 World Driving Champion, James MacDonald, in the 2019 World Driving Championship in Sweden....read on

Standardbred Canada Introduces One Free Month For Late Starters

November 6, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has announced that it is rolling out Late Start Eligibility to members, effective immediately....read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program Update

October 5, 2017:

The Quebec Jockey Club has announced some changes to the province’s mare residency program for the 2017 breeding season....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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