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Horse Racing Is Meeting With OLG

April 27, 2015:

On Monday, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) issued a media release with an update on how "a group of key stakeholder organizations has been meeting regularly" in order to "envision, agree upon and provide ongoing support" for a strategic long-term plan for the province's horse racing industry....read on

Update: Pena Fined, Suspended

April 27, 2015:

On Monday, April 27, the New York State Gaming Commission announced a six-figure fine and a years-long ban against trainer Lou Pena....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

Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable Open

April 19, 2015:

Trot Magazine is pleased to introduce the second edition of the Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable contest. Enter for free, play along all year, with a chance to win great prizes!....read on

No Wrong Answers. Except Silence.

April 27, 2015:

"When a horse loses, trainers will ask drivers what went wrong. And owners will ask trainers the same question. But bettors never get an explanation."....read on / continuer à lire

What Would Your Track Have?

April 26, 2015:

As Canada's newest racetrack hosts its opening weekend of live racing with promises to be a state-of-the-art facility, harness racing's trainers and drivers discuss the standards and amenities that could potentially add value to any track in this week's Standardbred Canada video feature....read on

Simulcast Bill Signed Into NJ Law

April 27, 2015:

It has been announced that legislation sponsored by New Jersey Assembly Republican Ron Dancer to protect the simulcasting of horse races in Atlantic City casinos was signed into law on Monday, April 27 by Governor Chris Christie....read on

Sundon Humanely Euthanized

April 27, 2015:

It has been reported that the well known Down Under trotting stallion Sundon was humanely euthanized this past weekend at the age of 29....read on

Dragon Again Book Full, Closed

April 27, 2015:

Sugar Valley Farm and the Dragon Again Syndicate have announced that Dragon Again’s book is full and closed for 2015....read on

Century Opener Makes Headlines

April 26, 2015:

The local media was out in Calgary for the opening of Century Downs, marking the return of live harness racing to the area for the first time in nearly a decade....read on

Charlyn McDanel Passes

April 27, 2015:

Horsewoman Charlyn McDanel, 87, of Alta, Iowa, died April 25, 2015, at the North Lake Manor of Storm Lake....read on

‘Fight Night’ At Mohawk

April 27, 2015:

The much-hyped Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Manny Pacquiao boxing match joins the Kentucky Derby this Saturday to create a mega sports day, and Mohawk Racetrack is the spot to catch all the action....read on

Tioga Continuing To Gear Up

April 27, 2015:

Final preparations are in place for the 2015 live harness racing season at Tioga Downs, as the Southern Tier racetrack is due to commence its tenth Standardbred meet this Saturday, May 2....read on

Elitlopp Trip Draw On Tuesday

April 27, 2015:

The celebrated Elitlopp in Solvalla, Stockholm (Sweden) is one of harness racing's most exciting events in world for those who love the sport of racing....read on

Who Doesnt Continues Win Streak

April 26, 2015:

Trainer/driver Travis Cullen completed a sweep of Century Downs Racetrack and Casino's Open events during the new Calgary, Alberta track's first weekend of harness racing with reigning Alberta Horse of the Year Who Doesnt winning his season's debut on the Sunday afternoon card....read on

Atomic Million AM Wins Rideau Feature

April 27, 2015:

Ontario Sires Stakes and Series Quebecoises graduate Atomic Million AM earned the first victory of his four-year-old season on Sunday night in Rideau Carleton Raceway's co-featured $6,500 Winners Over Pace....read on

Kennel Buddy Wins Flamboro Preferred

April 26, 2015:

Kennel Buddy rallied wide off cover turning for home and glided by the popular pacesetter to win the $7,500 Preferred 3 Trot on Sunday night at Flamboro Downs....read on

Sophomore Fillies In Stakes Spotlight

April 27, 2015:

This weekend’s Illinois stakes action at Balmoral Park continued on Sunday, April 26 with a field of seven diagonally-gaited sophomore fillies squaring off in the $8,000 Koochie Stakes....read on

Rehab Mountain Earns Seventh Open Win

April 26, 2015:

Ontario-sired eight-year-old Rehab Mountain established a new lifetime mark winning the Sunday afternoon $15,950 Open Trot at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Field Determined For Dexter Cup

April 26, 2015:

Apostles Creed benefited from a second-over trip to win the $44,400 Dexter Cup elimination on Saturday, April 25 at Freehold Raceway....read on

Sapphire City: From Fair To Millionaire

April 26, 2015:

Example A of why never to say “Oh, he (or she) is ‘just a fair horse’” is the pacer Sapphire City, a seven-year-old son altered son of Metropolitan, winner of his Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes Championship at age two – and the sport’s newest millionaire following victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Levy Series Consolation at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Big Jackpot Hit At Mohawk

April 26, 2015:

Mohawk Racetrack's Jackpot Hi 5 was hit on Friday night with a 20-cent based wager returning a payoff of $93,203.57....read on

Domethatagain Takes Levy Title

April 26, 2015:

A perfect trip and plastic shoes did wonders for Domethatagain (Dan Dube, $17.60) Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway $529,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series....read on

Harness Racing Returns To Calgary

April 25, 2015:

"They're off! And we're racing at Century Downs!"...read on

Moreau Wins Three In A Row

April 26, 2015:

The Richard Moreau stable monopolized the spotlight late Saturday night at Flamboro Downs with three consecutive wins on the 11-race card....read on

'Etruscan' Sets Don Mills Record

April 25, 2015:

The conditions might have been a bit chilly, but Etruscan Hanover was sizzling Saturday night, setting a Don Mills stakes record at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Record Single-Day Rainbow 6 Handle

April 25, 2015:

Gulfstream Park's mandatory payout of its 20-cent Rainbow 6 resulted in a total pool of $7.125 million Saturday, producing multiple-winning tickets each returning $14,504.92....read on

Stars Out In Meadowlands Qualifiers

April 25, 2015:

Some of harness racing’s biggest stars, including five Dan Patch Award winners, were in qualifier action Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack, where they were greeted by an unseasonably cold morning and stiff headwind in the stretch....read on

E Z Noah Wins Pompano Open

April 26, 2015:

E Z Noah, driven by Aaron Byron, unhurried early through blazing fractions, roared home in :27.1 to post an upset win in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night....read on

Dixies Boy Cruises In Betzotic Stakes

April 26, 2015:

Sophomore pacing colts kicked off Saturday’s stakes action at Balmoral Park with a field of seven lined up behind the gate for the $8,000 Betzotic Stakes....read on

Jettison Wins The War In Series Final

April 26, 2015:

Jettison may have lost the battles, but he ended up winning the war....read on

'Damon' Circles Field In A 21-1 Stunner

April 26, 2015:

Commencing a rally out of last with five-sixteenths of the mile to go, Ontario-owned Damon Blue Chip ($44.00) stunned in Saturday (April 25) evening's $10,000 Open Pace at Vernon Downs, passing every other horse in the race to just prevail....read on

Fast Movin Train Wins Reynolds Stakes

April 26, 2015:

The Grand Circuit season got underway with a bit of a surprise. Dismissed at 24-1, Fast Movin Train scored the upset in the $47,306 W.N. Reynolds Memorial, Tar Heel division for three-year-old pacers....read on

Indian Spirit Captures Hackett Memorial

April 25, 2015:

Indian Spirit proved his win in last week’s James K. Hackett elimination was no fluke by capturing the $30,000 championship on Saturday night at Miami Valley Raceway in near identical fashion....read on

Penn Wires Trotters For Hoosier Upset

April 25, 2015:

Penn turned in a sharp, front-running effort to pull off the 24-1 upset in the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Trot, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino....read on

Sparky Mark Upsets In Pocono Feature

April 25, 2015:

Ontario-sired Sparky Mark ($14.20), the next-to-longest shot in the field, made every pole a winning one in the $25,000 Winners Over Pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night, with all-time money champion Foiled Again having to go first-over after a rest of three weeks, finishing fifth, beaten less than four lengths in the 1:49.2 mile....read on

Terry McCormick Passes

April 25, 2015:

It is with sadness that the family of Terry McCormick announces his passing on Monday, April 20 at the age of 71....read on

Martin J. Toner Passes

April 25, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that horseman Martin J. Toner, who just celebrated his 65th birthday on Sunday, April 19, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 24 at his residence in Guelph, Ont....read on

SC Rewind: Dufferin's Final Days

April 25, 2015:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls the once famous Dufferin Park racetrack in Toronto and its closure 60 years ago. This is the third and concluding edition of a three-part story....read on

From Stampede To Century

April 24, 2015:

When 13-year-old Bomber Brown heads to the gate on Saturday at Century Downs, he'll look to accomplish something he could not do nine years ago. Win a race in Calgary....read on

Dancer Nominated For N.J. Hall Of Fame

April 25, 2015:

Harness racing Hall of Famer Stanley Dancer is competing for a spot in the New Jersey Hall of Fame....read on

Report On Stonebridge Rich Test

April 24, 2015:

A report prepared for trainer Anthony MacDonald in the matter of trotter Stonebridge Rich sheds light on the impact of topical anesthetic mepivacaine on a horse's system, and more specifically the effects of the drug in this instance....read on

Alliance: ‘New Model Is Working’

April 24, 2015:

Via a Friday, April 24 press release from the Woodbine Entertainment Group, the ‘Standardbred Alliance’ stated that the Ontario harness racing industry is on track to a sustainable future, based on purse stability, growth in wagering and marketing initiatives that have proved successful over the course of the past year....read on

Racing In Ontario's 2015 Budget

April 23, 2015:

On Thursday, Ontario's Finance Minister Charles Souza released the 2015 Budget. While the province's horse racing industry wasn't referenced in terms of an increase or decrease to funding, the Budget did hint to other proposed changes....read on

23 Eligible For Confederation Cup

April 23, 2015:

The return of the Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs is less than a month away and it is shaping up to be a great event as a solid group of 23 top-level four-year-old pacers have made the final payment to remain eligible....read on

Zoom Challenge Deadline Reminder

April 22, 2015:

For the third consecutive year, your I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club is pleased to present the Zoom Photography Challenge. The deadline for April’s submissions is this coming Monday (April 27)....read on

2015 N.A. Cup Spring Book Odds

April 21, 2015:

For the past several years, Trot Magazine's Pepsi North America Cup Spring Book has served as an initial barometer for the colts and geldings that may be in the running for the richest prize in Canadian harness racing....read on

No Atlantic Sires Stakes For N.B.

April 21, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that the 2015 Atlantic Sires Stakes schedule will be finalized shortly and not include any visits to New Brunswick....read on

Reminder To Owners On Freeze Branding

April 10, 2015:

A reminder for owners that still have 2014 foals not yet freeze branded and parentage verified by DNA testing: please do not forget that foals must be freeze branded before registration will be granted. These 2014 foals must be granted registration before the staking deadline nomination of May 15, 2015....read on

RFP For 2015 O’Brien Awards

April 6, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is issuing a Request For Proposal to host the 2015 O’Brien Awards. The RFP is being distributed to Industry Associations and Horsemen’s Groups across the country....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

In Need Of A Nurse Mare?

March 4, 2010:

Standardbred Canada's Nurse Mare Program is designed to assist in matching orphaned or rejected foals with nurse mares, and now the process is even easier....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

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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