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Insincerity Pulls Off Preferred Upset

April 1, 2015:

Insincerity powered home off cover to post a 17-1 upset in the $10,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred Handicap Pace on Wednesday night at The Raceway at the Western Fair District....read on

Century Downs Opens Its Doors

April 1, 2015:

Century Casinos Inc. hosted the official opening of the casino at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino on Wednesday, April 1....read on

2015 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 6, 2015:

Standardbred Canada has released the first list of 2015 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Doug McIntosh Retiring

April 1, 2015:

It has been announced that trainer Doug McIntosh, developer of Hambletonian winner Yankee Paco and countless other stakes stars, is retiring from training....read on

Nothinbutanallstar Doubles Up In Open

April 1, 2015:

Lester Raber's Nothinbutanallstar, deftly driven by trainer Mark O'Mara, justified the public's 3-5 confidence on the tote by scoring a repeat victory in Pompano Park's $12,000 Open Trot on Wednesday night (April 1) in 1:54....read on

Repeat Winners In Weiss Series

April 1, 2015:

Classic Belisima stamped herself as the mare to beat in the trotting female division of the Bobby Weiss Series at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, winning her $15,000 second round division in 1:53.3, while Dress For Success joined “Belisima” as a Weiss repeat winner with a 1:55.1 tally in the other cut....read on

Pair Of Series Conclude At Miami Valley

April 1, 2015:

A pair of champions were crowned at Miami Valley Raceway on Wednesday (April 1) night with favoured Smokey Joes Cafe (driver Randy Tharps) capturing the Omar Hiteman Memorial Series and longshot Big Bear Bow (Kayne Kauffman) prevailing as “the last man standing” in the three-week Survivor Series....read on

Favourites Deliver In Delaware Prelims

April 1, 2015:

A trio of favourites – Totally Rusty, Spin Vision and Purrfect Bags – dominated $20,000 second leg divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminaries while Wind Of The North held on to win the $20,000 Open/Handicap Trot on April 1 at Dover Downs. Red hot Vic Kirby had five wins....read on

Royal Heart Wins Meadows Feature

April 1, 2015:

Royal Heart moved powerfully first over to wear down the leader, Easy Again, and capture Wednesday’s $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows....read on

Massive Jackpot Hi-5 Pool Looms

April 1, 2015:

The hype and anticipation has been building for more than three months and it will all come down to the final race this Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

The One-Quarter Mark Of 2015

April 1, 2015:

The faces remain the same, but the numbers are bigger and better....read on

Rosemary Shelswell Passes

April 1, 2015:

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, longtime harness racing industry participant Rosemary (Rosie) Shelswell passed away and entered into the presence of Jesus, her God and Saviour....read on

FAN-Tastic Friday Winner Announced

April 1, 2015:

Last Friday, the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club presented its Fantastic Friday online handicapping challenge featuring a prize of entry into this year’s World Harness Handicapping Championship hosted at The Meadowlands with an estimated prize pool of $50,000....read on

Lurie Joins Hoosier, Indiana Grand

April 1, 2015:

Nationally acclaimed horse racing analyst and commentator Peter Lurie has joined the broadcast teams at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino....read on

Meet April's Calendar Photographer

April 1, 2015:

Tammy Webb is the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Heart of Harness Racing Calendar photographer for April....read on

Pacer Is Not An April Fools' Joke

March 31, 2015:

“The owners called me the other day and I thought they were pulling my leg. People don’t usually call you with one like this."...read on

Expanded Gaming Closer For Woodbine

March 31, 2015:

After receiving approval from the Toronto Executive committee last week, the Toronto City Council formally passed a motion on Tuesday to study expanded gaming at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Meadowlands Announces Double Draw

April 1, 2015:

Beginning with next week's races on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11, The Meadowlands will hold a double draw for both of those racing cards on Monday, April 6 with the box closing at 9:00 a.m....read on

Fredericton's Best Feted

March 31, 2015:

This past Saturday the Fredericton Horsemen’s Association celebrated the 2014 racing season during its annual awards banquet and Wall of Fame inductee held at the Fredericton Motor Inn....read on

Saverio Villante Passes

April 1, 2015:

Horseman Saverio Villante, 62, of Freehold, NJ, passed away on March 28....read on

Dominic Staffrey Passes

April 1, 2015:

Horseman Dominic Staffrey, 92, passed away on March 30 at his residence....read on

George Ross Passes

April 1, 2015:

Seventy-four-year-old George Daniel Ross of the United States Trotting Association passed away on March 28 at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center in Newark, Ohio....read on

Torres Wins Handicapping Qualifier

April 1, 2015:

Steven Torres, of West Milford, NJ, captured the March 28 World Harness Handicapping Qualifier at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Fair Races To Return To Batavia

April 1, 2015:

For the second year in a row, Batavia Downs will be conducting the Genesee County fair races, which feature the New York Sire Stakes fair series....read on

Update: New Series For Green Horses

March 31, 2015:

There have been a few revisions to the conditions for the ‘Spring Preview’ series for three-year-olds at the Meadowlands the last two weekends of April....read on

North America Cup Eligibles To 63

March 31, 2015:

The connections of 63 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings have made the first sustaining payment to remain eligible to this year’s Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Vegas Vacation Returning

March 31, 2015:

It has been announced that O’Brien Award winner Vegas Vacation, who hasn’t raced since late in 2013, will return to the racing wars in “God’s Stable” this year....read on

Nick Eaves Profiled

March 31, 2015:

On the last day of Nick Eaves’ tenure as president and CEO of the Woodbine Entertainment Group, the Toronto Sun has published a profile piece on Eaves titled ‘Woodbine chief Nick Eaves steps down after revitalizing horse racing in Ontario.’...read on

Coté Reflects On Hall Of Fame Career

March 31, 2015:

Among the keepsakes in Benoit Coté’s home office are a picture of him in the winner’s circle at Monticello Raceway with baseball great Joe DiMaggio in 1971, and the program from the Jan. 16, 1981 induction ceremonies for the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame....read on

Tioga / Vernon Payments Coming Due

March 31, 2015:

Officials with Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs would like to remind horsepeople that nominations for the spring/summer late closing series held at Tioga and Vernon must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 1....read on

Zoom Photo Challenge Is Back!

March 30, 2015:

For the third consecutive year, your I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club is pleased to present the Zoom Photography Challenge....read on

Executive Set In New Brunswick

March 30, 2015:

The election of officers for the New Brunswick Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association was held during a meeting this past weekend....read on

Nauss Passes During Tragic Foaling; Services Set

March 30, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that tragedy struck the horse racing industry in Nova Scotia during the early-morning hours of Monday, March 30, as veteran horseman John Nauss and a mare and her foal each lost their lives....read on

Christoforou To Nova Scotia Banquet

March 30, 2015:

Officials with the Cape Breton Horseowners Association have announced that they are honoured to be welcoming four-time O’Brien Award winning driver Chris Christoforou as special guest speaker for the organization’s upcoming annual banquet....read on

Numbers Adding Up For Auciello

March 30, 2015:

"I was still determined I could win and make this work in my favour as best I can. I didn’t want to lie down and let the government dictate my future for me."....read on

Support Strong For Injured Driver

March 29, 2015:

On the heels of a successful fundraising benefit, injured horseman Jim Marino has been overwhelmed by the support that the horse racing community has shown him over the past two months....read on

Harness Racing's MasterChef?

March 29, 2015:

With the growing popularity of cooking competition shows on television, harness racing's trainers and drivers reveal some of their signature dishes in this week's Standardbred Canada video feature....read on

More Honours For Intimidate

March 29, 2015:

O'Brien Award winning trotter Intimidate was also named the Canadian Bred Horse of the Year at the 2014 Equine Canada Awards Gala held on Friday, March 27 at the Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa in Gatineau, Que....read on

Elitloppet Invite For Maven

March 28, 2015:

An impressive effort Saturday afternoon at Solvalla has earned trotting mare Maven an invite to the 2015 Elitloppet in two months time....read on

SC Rewind: Remembering 1985

March 28, 2015:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith takes an indepth look back at some of the highlights of the harness racing season from 30 years ago, a glimpse at the rather recent past that was 1985....read on

Prix D’Ete Attracts 28

March 27, 2015:

Officials with the Quebec Jockey Club have announced that the connections of 28 horses have nominated their charges to the second annual revival of the $200,000 Prix D’Ete at the Hippodrome 3R....read on

Cobalt Threshold Recommended

March 26, 2015:

The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium announced on Thursday, March 26 that a uniform threshold for cobalt regulation in the United States was approved at its regularly scheduled meeting held on March 24 at Gulfstream Park racetrack in Hallandale, Fla....read on

Kawartha Discussed At Queen's Park

March 25, 2015:

On Wednesday, March 25, Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, asked the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal, to make a commitment to Kawartha Downs and finalize a long-term transfer payment agreement....read on

Hall Announces 2015 Ballot

March 23, 2015:

On Monday, March 23, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame unveiled the names of horses and horsepeople which are on the Hall's 2015 ballot....read on

Out-Of-Competition Cobalt Testing

March 20, 2015:

On Friday, March 20, the Ontario Racing Commission announced that it will begin working with the horse racing industry to develop a practical and appropriate response to the testing for cobalt....read on

Stakes Drop Gural's Stallion Rule

March 20, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that the two stakes administrators that required stallions to race at age four in order to have foals eligible to their stakes races have made decisions to drop the requirement....read on

Update On Integration With OLG

March 19, 2015:

Sue Leslie, President of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association, recently spoke on the process of integrating horse racing with the province's gaming arm -- the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp....read on

Notice Regarding Foal Applications

March 12, 2015:

In our continued effort to support environmentally-friendly benefits to members, Standardbred Canada's 2015 Applications for Foal Registration will not be mailed out this year and paper applications will be printed by request only....read on

Canada Hosts The World In 2017

March 3, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that it will host the 2017 World Trotting Conference and World Driving Championship....read on

Canadian Yearling Sale Date Set

February 13, 2015:

The 2015 edition of The Canadian Yearling Sale will be held Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the SC Sales Pavilion located at Flamboro Downs, Dundas, Ontario....read on

2014 O’Brien Award Winners

February 7, 2015:

Standardbred Canada has announced the winners of the 2014 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s champions in harness racing over the past season. The annual Black Tie Gala was held Saturday, February 7 in Mississauga, Ontario, at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre....read on

Here Come The Foals Of 2015

January 30, 2015:

As the calendar approaches the end of January, more and more of harness racing's future stars will be hitting the ground and taking their first steps....read on

Up To Date With '15 Eligibility Fees?

December 16, 2014:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2015 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2015....read on

Updated Stallion Info Required

November 25, 2014:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind stallion owners and lessees to submit their updated 2015 stallions for the online stallion directory....read on

Ontario Horse Racing Coverage

March 21, 2012:

Trot Insider has gathered all of the news stories regarding the Ontario horse racing industry's transition from the Slots-At-Racetracks program (SARP)....read on


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