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Bargain Buy Has Been Nice Surprise

May 27, 2015:

“I had no idea I was going to end up with him because I didn’t want another horse. I already had a barn full. I didn’t want to spend $14,000, either, because I’d have to go home and explain that to my wife. She wouldn’t let me sell him now.”...read on

Big M Casino Proposal Next Week

May 27, 2015:

The proposal for the ‘Hard Rock Casino Meadowlands’ will be officially unveiled next week, according to a report. In regard to the expansion, Meadowlands Chairman Jeff Gural has been quoted as saying that the proposal will not simply be ‘slots in a box.'...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

Sires Stakes Open In London Tonight

May 27, 2015:

The Raceway at Western Fair District will kick off the 2015 Ontario Sires Stakes season this evening (Wednesday, May 27) with four Gold Series divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts and geldings....read on

Clinton To Draw Sunday Card Thursday

May 27, 2015:

Trot Insider has been informed that Clinton Raceway’s card of live racing that is scheduled for this Sunday (May 31) will be drawn Thursday morning....read on

Tom Harding Passes

May 27, 2015:

Surrounded by family, longtime horse trainer Tom Harding of Milton, Ont. passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 25 after a long and courageous battle with cancer....read on

Commission Rules On Three Appeals

May 27, 2015:

On Wednesday, May 27, the Ontario Racing Commission released its rulings in regard to appeals by Colin Johnson, Mike Stoikopoulos, and Carolyn Jarrell and Jonathan Drury....read on

Customer Focus At Grand River

May 27, 2015:

"It's really a customer care organization first. Which, from a racing perspective, when you look at a history of harness racing I think it's safe to say that unfortunately that has not been a priority for most racing enterprises for many, many years."...read on

Molson Pace Handicapping Contest

May 26, 2015:

In conjunction with The Raceway at Western Fair District's activities and promotions lined up for Molson Pace night, the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club is conducting a Molson Pace online handicapping contest....read on

Top Red Shores Pacers To Debut

May 27, 2015:

The Thursday night feature at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park promises to be a close one, as arguments can be made for any of the seven entrants to land in the winner’s circle....read on

Somoli E Headlines Quebec Series

May 26, 2015:

Return winner Somoli E heads the second round of the Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old trotters at Hippodrome 3R on Wednesday....read on

Office Relocating In Alberta

May 27, 2015:

Officials with the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association have announced that the organization will be moving its office to a new location in the coming days....read on

Meadows Pick 4 Guarantee Each Card

May 27, 2015:

Officials with the Meadows have announced that, effective June 1, 2015, the track will offer a $5,000 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 4 wager on each live card....read on

Spring Break Upset For Indiana Cam

May 27, 2015:

Indiana Cam prevailed in Northfield’s feature race on Tuesday when he captured the $17,500 Spring Break Series final....read on

Embassy Seelster Repeats At Harrington

May 26, 2015:

J&M Racing Inc's Embassy Seelster successfully defended her turf Tuesday as a repeat winner in the $16,000 featured Mares Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.3....read on

New Speed Badge For ‘Photo Bugger’

May 26, 2015:

TSM Photo Bugger stalked the dueling leaders from the pocket, then zipped through the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday afternoon’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows in a career-best 1:53....read on

‘Jackpot’ Finals Contested At Yonkers

May 26, 2015:

Favoured Winter Blues (Brian Sears, $3.80, part of entry) and bombardier McEver (Mark MacDonald, $91.50) earned the spiffy blankets Tuesday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway’s pair of finals in the Jackpot Next Door Claiming Series....read on

Art Rooney Final Drawn

May 26, 2015:

The race office at Yonkers Raceway has completed the post position draw for the $300,000 Art Rooney Pace, which will headline the track’s card of live racing this Saturday (May 30)....read on

Can State Treasurer Three-Peat?

May 26, 2015:

A funny thing happened to State Treasurer on the way to the 2015 Molson Pace Invitational: he almost wasn't included....read on

Massive Horse Monument Unveiled

May 26, 2015:

Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has made the mainstream media due to his equine exploits once again. Multiple international outlets have run articles explaining how the leader of the isolated Central Asian nation has honoured himself with a massive bronze and gold monument in the capital city....read on

Casino, Track Reach Pact In Illinois

May 26, 2015:

It has been announced that the owners of the Casino Queen casino in East St. Louis, Illinois have reached a deal with Thoroughbred raceway Fairmount Park that would see the casino take over the Collinsville track if racino legislation is passed into law by the state....read on

‘Doors Open’ A Success At Woodbine

May 26, 2015:

Doors Open Toronto, presented by Great Gulf, offered free and rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city, including Woodbine Racetrack, this past weekend....read on

‘Cup’ Preppers At Buffalo Wednesday

May 26, 2015:

Some colts and geldings that are eligible to the Pepsi North America Cup are taking the chance to hone their skills this Wednesday during New York Sire Stakes action at Buffalo Raceway....read on

Mohawk's Jackpot Hi-5 Pays $156,427

May 26, 2015:

A single winning ticket correctly selected the top five finishers in Monday night’s final race at Mohawk Racetrack to score a massive six-figure return on the Jackpot Hi-5....read on

JK Shesalady Wins 2015 Debut

May 25, 2015:

Making her much-anticipated return to the races off her 2014 Horse of the Year campaign, the 3 Brothers Stables' JK Shesalady sustained a first-over bid to beat seven New York Sire Stakes foes as part of an all-stakes card on Monday afternoon at Tioga Downs....read on

Forty-Seven N.A. Cup Eligibles

May 25, 2015:

The connections of 47 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings have made the final sustaining payment to remain eligible to the 2015 Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Ajax Downs Expansion Proposed

May 25, 2015:

Picov Holdings Inc. and the Picov Cattle Company have submitted a proposal to the Town of Ajax that calls for the addition of 1,700 more slot machines at Ajax Downs and the introduction of up to 200 gaming tables....read on

Send Us Your Email And Go Paperless!

May 25, 2015:

In our continued effort to support environmentally-friendly benefits to members, Standardbred Canada is now providing a paperless billing option....read on

Your Harness Racing Memories

May 25, 2015:

The harness racing industry in Canada is unique in many ways. Few groups can boast such an ability to unite in the face of challenge, or show the incredible dedication and work ethic that horse people display. The racing industry is so multi-faceted; every individual has an experience worth sharing....read on

2015 Molson Pace Draw Complete

May 25, 2015:

The field is now set and the draw is now complete for Friday's $150,000 Molson Pace Invitational at The Raceway at the Western Fair District....read on

Clinton Drivers Challenge Sunday

May 25, 2015:

Two years ago, James MacDonald was leading Clinton Raceway’s annual drivers’ challenge heading into the final race when Trevor Henry pulled off a last-second victory....read on

Why Artspeak Was Shut Down Early

May 25, 2015:

"I felt like the horse wasn't ready to go on anymore; he'd lost some weight and I thought if I'm going to have a great three-year-old that has to do the battles that he does, I'm going to put him away and not go to the Breeders Crown and keep him up for another month."...read on

Posts Drawn For 2015 Elitlopp

May 24, 2015:

The post positions have been drawn for next Sunday's 2015 Elitlopp, which will be contested at Sweden's famed Solvalla Racecourse....read on

Transformational Change

May 24, 2015:

"We all need to set aside our own individual interests and focus on what's in the best interest of the overall industry for us to be successful. If we take this approach with discipline, the chances of our own interests eventually being served are infinitely greater."....read on

Nuncio To Elitlopp, Sans Campbell

May 23, 2015:

A name very familiar to North American harness racing has been added to Sweden's famed Elitlopp set for next Sunday...but a plan to reunite him with his most familiar driver will not come to fruition....read on

SC Rewind: Small Town Tracks

May 23, 2015:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith takes a rather nostalgic look at the era of small town racing, a sort of combination history and geography session....read on

New Owner Program Revived

May 22, 2015:

There will be an extra buzz at Ontario racetracks this summer, as the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association renews the highly successful New Owner Mentoring Program....read on

Are You Ready To Race?

May 22, 2015:

Do you have a two-year-old that will be qualifying soon, or do you have a horse that will be qualifying for the first time this year? Do you have your paperwork in order?...read on

McNairs Sponsor Charity Fun Run

May 21, 2015:

A local father-son harness racing duo is sponsoring up to 20 children to run in the upcoming Giddy Up and Gallop Kids Fun Run held at Grand River Raceway on June 12, 2015....read on

Bring A Friend Challenge Returns

May 21, 2015:

Here’s your chance to share the passion you feel for Canadian harness racing and be an ambassador for the sport! The Bring A Friend National Challenge is back for the third consecutive year and will be hosted at tracks across the country from July 9-12....read on

Notice Regarding Buprenorphine

May 20, 2015:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency has issued a notice to the harness racing industry regarding buprenorphine....read on

Reminder: Zoom Spring Fever

May 20, 2015:

May’s Zoom Challenge theme is ‘Spring Fever.’ The 'I Love Canadian Horse Racing' fan club is looking for any type of horse photos that say ‘spring is here!’...read on

2015 Yearling Nomination Form

May 5, 2015:

Owners of yearlings eligible to be nominated to the Ontario Sires Stakes should be aware that yearling nomination forms were mailed in mid-April according to the information in the Standardbred Canada computer system at that time....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

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

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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