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Tilikum Upsets In London Distaff

January 16, 2018:

She had to endure an eventful journey from the second row, but Tilikum ($34.50) was once again able to reach when it counted, upending odds-on favourite Thewayulooktonight to capture Tuesday evening’s (Jan. 16) featured $10,500 Preferred 2 for pacing mares at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

'Pendragon' Reaches, Five For Wilder

January 16, 2018:

After unsuccessfully challenging Phoenix Warrior N down the backside, Arthur Pendragon tried him again late, inching by in the lane to capture Tuesday’s (Jan. 16) $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

‘Beach’s Impact On The Industry

January 16, 2018:

“He gave a boost to the horsemen-side of the industry itself, in that, you know, a little guy can get a good horse, and you don’t have to go out and break the bank to get a good horse, and that an experienced small-time trainer from Truro, Nova Scotia can train a world champion.”...read on

Call For 2018 Two-Year-Olds

January 10, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is soliciting all your 2018 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....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

Doolin To Receive Humanitarian Award

January 16, 2018:

Anne Doolin, whose compassion for animals and people in peril has moved her to rescue and foster thousands of pets and provide meals and services for so many in need, has been named the 2017 January Davies Humanitarian Award winner presented by the United States Harness Writers Association....read on

Country Kay Sue Passes

January 16, 2018:

Hall of Fame broodmare Country Kay Sue, the dam of 1995 US Horse of the Year CR Kay Suzie, passed away on Monday (January 15) in Ocala, Fla. at the age of 32, according to owner Rod Allen....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

No Training At Woodbine Today

January 16, 2018:

Woodbine Racetrack would like to inform all horsepeople that the track and paddock at the Toronto oval will not be open for training today (Tuesday, January 16)....read on

Filled Donut Repeats At Dover

January 16, 2018:

Filled Donut overcame leaving from the outside post 8 to win his second straight, delivering a 1:54.1 success in the $16,000 featured trot in the Tuesday (Jan. 16) headliner at Dover Downs. Jack Parker, Jr. drove NF Happenstance to her third consecutive victory to win the $13,000 winners-over trot....read on

Miami Claiming Series In Full Swing

January 16, 2018:

Six more Claim To Fame Series divisions went postward on Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 16) at Miami Valley Raceway, two for $12,500 claiming mares and four for $8,000 horses and geldings. When the dust settled, 17 of the 53 horses that entered went home to new owners via the claim box....read on

Christine Cachaza Passes

January 16, 2018:

Christine Cachaza, 61, much loved mother, nana, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away on Friday, January 12 after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer....read on

Foreclosure N Semen To Australia, NZ

January 16, 2018:

Oakwood Stud in County Offaly, Ireland has reported that semen from its top pacing stallion, Foreclosure N, will be made available in Australia and New Zealand shortly....read on

‘EquiLottery Bill’ Refilled In West Virginia

January 16, 2018:

Legislation that authorizes the lottery commission to introduce games whose winning tickets are determined by the outcome of a horse race, HB 2943 was filed for the second consecutive year in West Virginia last week....read on

Winter Speed Sale Entries Closing

January 16, 2018:

Entries for the Blooded Horse Winter Sale close at 12:00 noon on Wednesday (January 17)....read on

Buffalo Cancels Friday Program

January 16, 2018:

Officials with Buffalo Raceway have announced that the track has been forced to cancel its program of live racing that was scheduled for this Friday (January 19)....read on

Monticello Qualifiers Rescheduled

January 16, 2018:

Officials with Monticello Raceway have announced that the track has been forced to reschedule its qualifying session that was scheduled for Wednesday (January 17)....read on

Miso Fast Tops Tattersalls Sale

January 15, 2018:

Ed Telle arrived at Monday’s Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands Racetrack with the intentions of buying one horse, Miso Fast. Several hours later, Telle accomplished his goal....read on

Mister Herbie Drops And Pops

January 15, 2018:

Some class relief and an aggressive approach by teamster Louis Philippe Roy helped propel veteran trotter Mister Herbie to a 1:56.2 triumph in Monday’s featured trot at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Preferred Romp For Its A Big Secret

January 15, 2018:

Its A Big Secret rolled to the top and didn’t stop en route to a handy victory in Monday’s $11,500 Preferred 2 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Five Straight For Mister Virgin

January 15, 2018:

Mister Virgin added another to his victory string which reaches five in a row after a 1:51.1 victory versus claiming foes Monday evening at Dover Downs....read on

Trudeau Surprises Western Fair

January 15, 2018:

He took in harness racing on the frozen Rideau Canal in 1979. He photobombed a winner’s circle presentation during Old Home Week in 2016. And now Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made his presence felt at the Western Fair District....read on

Ex-Groom Heading To The Olympics

January 15, 2018:

The close ties between harness racing and hockey definitely do not stop at the 49th parallel. The most recent proof of that is the son of an established Canadian Standardbred trainer who has been named to the U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team....read on

Foiled Again To Shoot For Century Mark

January 15, 2018:

Already with seven figures in earnings, Foiled Again is now shooting for triple figures in wins....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

Connections Reflect On 'Beach'

January 14, 2018:

"The people that he exposed us to is probably one of the big things I will remember. The ride he took us on, the way he made us feel when he was racing. I never went into a race thinking he was going to be beat."...read on

Somebeachsomewhere Passes

January 14, 2018:

Trot Insider has received confirmation that Somebeachsomewhere p,3,1:46.4 ($3,328,755), the superstar Standardbred both on the racetrack and in the breeding shed, has passed away at the age of 13....read on

Hervey, Smallsreed Winners Announced

January 15, 2018:

On Monday (January 15), the United States Harness Writers Association announced the winners of the 2017 John Hervey Awards....read on

Race Reports Pilot To Expand, Continue

January 15, 2018:

As part of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s commitment to transparency and enhanced communication, the AGCO has been piloting the posting of Race Reports after each card of racing at a number at a number of racetracks....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

Young S-Bred Owner’s Selfless B-Day Act

January 14, 2018:

There is one day a year when people are completely justified in being selfish – on their birthdays, of course. People tend to plan their self-indulgent birthday celebrations exactly the way they want them, and rightfully so. That is why it is so remarkable that a 13-year-old harness racing participant is putting others before herself when it comes to her special day....read on

Foiled Again Wins Season's Debut

January 14, 2018:

As George Brennan succinctly said, “What can I say?”...read on

Western Hill Sharpening Into Form

January 13, 2018:

"They said, ‘we want to continue on as a four-year-old with him, we just want to give him a shot.’ Who’s going to turn down a shot on a horse like that?”...read on

SC Rewind: Turning Back Time

January 13, 2018:

This week's Rewind travels well back in time as Robert Smith recalls what racing was like 75 years ago....read on

Like Father, Like Father

January 12, 2018:

When Yankee Up and True Horizon cracked open the new year of harness racing in Alberta -- winning this past weekend’s Snowshoe and Snowflake series’ at Northlands Park -- Bill Andrew and Jim Rhodes cracked open big grins....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

MacDonald To Mingle With Greats

January 11, 2018:

It has been announced that the 2017 World Driving Champion James MacDonald will soon be rubbing shoulders with some of the best hockey players that Canada has produced....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

Successful 2017 For Woodbine

January 8, 2018:

Woodbine Entertainment (Woodbine) today announced that wagering on Woodbine’s 2017 Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing seasons rose soundly over the 2016 meets....read on

A More Mature Marion Marauder

January 8, 2018:

“There is a lot of excitement about his potential. But we understand that there’s thinking about doing it and then there’s achieving it. We have all those stages to go through. But we’re very fortunate to be in this position and we’re going to cherish every moment.”...read on

How Cold Is Too Cold To Race?

January 6, 2018:

At what temperature is it too cold to conduct horse racing?...read on

Stakes Conditions Strengthen Integrity

January 5, 2018:

On Friday (Jan. 5), Woodbine Entertainment and The Meadowlands announced the implementation of the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI) for their 2018 racing seasons....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

2017 Memories Photo Contest

January 4, 2018:

This past year created many great memories in Canadian harness racing. What was your favourite Canadian harness racing memory from 2017?...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

Tax Changes 'Step In Right Direction'

December 16, 2017:

Standardbred Canada, a member of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), is pleased to see that Finance Canada has considered the feedback contributed by CFA with regard to the Tax Fairness proposals, and has proposed changes that have addressed a number of the key concerns identified by Canadian farm businesses....read on

Ontario Racing And Standardbred Alliance Vote To Merge

December 14, 2017:

The Board of Ontario Racing and members of the Standardbred Alliance have voted to merge the two existing organizations....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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