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Coleman On O'Brien Nominations

January 20, 2017:

When multiple O'Brien Award-winning trainer Casie Coleman made the decision to reduce the size of her stable this past year, she didn't anticipate that she would be celebrating at the 2016 O'Briens come awards season....read on

Fraser Cancels Friday Card

January 20, 2017:

Fraser Downs has announced that its live harness racing card scheduled for Friday, January 20 has been cancelled....read on

Well Said To Ohio

January 20, 2017:

In a brief release on Friday, January 20 it was announced that Well Said p,3,1:47.3 ($2,690,820) will be moving and will stand the 2017 breeding season in Ohio....read on

A Pacer To 'Fear' In 2017

January 20, 2017:

“I have turned down huge offers for him as everyone knows how good he was. He races very relaxed and can leave or come off the pace; he is very handy and has an effortless gait. That's why Dave (Miller) likes him so well."...read on

Smokeshow At Dover

January 20, 2017:

A pair of sub-1:50 performances highlighted Thursday’s card of racing at Dover Downs, with Bushwacker and Remember Me VK turning on the jets to post flashy wins in their respective assignments....read on

Preferred Scores For ‘Gift’, ‘Kandy’

January 19, 2017:

Allies Gift and I Want Kandy prevailed in their respective Thursday night Preferred events at Flamboro Downs, but that was the only thing they had in common....read on

McNair Mastery In Blizzard Series

January 19, 2017:

Nineteen pacers of the female persuasion faced the gate in Thursday’s opening leg of the Blizzard Series, and it was driver Doug McNair who mapped out the winning trips for the round one winners....read on

Brandon Campbell Chooses Wisely

January 19, 2017:

“I struggled through most of my life but it’s all coming together now...The ups are finally paying for all the downs.”...read on

O'Briens Cap Off Seelster Success

January 19, 2017:

"We take a lot of pride in the horses that we breed and raise and to be recognized as one of two finalists for this award is a great way to cap off a successful season."...read on

Ira Fisher Sr. Passes

January 19, 2017:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Ira Fisher of Guelph, Ont. has passed away in his 80th year....read on

Gingras Back At The Meadowlands

January 19, 2017:

The Green Hornet returns to work at The Meadowlands on Friday night as Yannick Gingras will don his familiar green and white colours and drive in eight of the 13 races....read on

Gural OKs Control The Moment Foals

January 19, 2017:

Offspring of Control The Moment will be allowed to race at The Meadowlands, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs, as he has been given a medical exemption to the four-year-old restrictions currently in place....read on

A Closer Look At Nova Scotia Racing

January 18, 2017:

What do Junebugs Baby, Fresh Yankee, Bill O'Donnell and Wakizashi Hanover all have in common?...read on

OSAS Announces Stallion Auction

January 18, 2017:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS), now in its 21st year, will once again be conducting a stallion auction this breeding season....read on

Frank O’Mara Passes; Arrangements Set

January 4, 2017:

Gerald Francis O’Mara, known for seven decades around the harness racing world as 'Frank,' passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017....read on

Silverlode / Flameon Rivalry To Continue

January 19, 2017:

It’s been some time since Cal Expo onlookers have seen as heated a rivalry as the one currently at the top of the trotting ranks between Silverlode and Flameon, as the pair has split the six Open Trots decided thus far at the current meeting....read on

Hawthorne's 2017 Stakes Schedule

January 19, 2017:

The 2017 Illinois-conceived and foaled stakes schedule has been announced by Hawthorne Race Course and the Illinois Harness Horseman’s Association....read on

New Vocations Stallion Auction Details

January 19, 2017:

Breedings to Donato Hanover, Art Major, Well Said, Creatine, Pet Rock, McArdle, Guccio, GooGoo GaaGaa, Triumphant Caviar, Sunshine Beach and Artspeak are among the 75+ that have been donated to New Vocations’ 19th annual stallion auction....read on

Blooded Horse Sale Entries Closing

January 19, 2017:

Entries for the Blooded Horse Winter Sale will close at noon on Friday, January 20....read on

Big Week For Florida Amateur Drivers

January 19, 2017:

Over the years, the Florida Amateur Driving Club membership has donated over $175,000 to worthy charitable and goodwill organizations benefiting horses, horsemen, horsewomen and children of all ages....read on

Inaugural Courses Added To Portal

January 19, 2017:

Equine Guelph has announced some details in regard to the first two inaugural courses that have been added to its new portal, which as been created to provide horsepeople with short, practical, online training to stay up to date with the latest information on equine care....read on

David Buckson Passes

January 19, 2017:

David P. Buckson, a founder of Dover Downs and former Republican governor, passed away at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. On Tuesday, January 18 at the age of 96....read on

Helen Southgate Passes

January 18, 2017:

Following a brief illness, Helen Southgate passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at Hilltop Manor in Cambridge, Ont. She was 97 years of age....read on

BetShare Wins Horse Racing 3.0

January 18, 2017:

BetShare, a group of Toronto entrepreneurs, won ‘Horse Racing 3.0: Changing the Game’ (HR3). HR3 is a customer centric, open innovation program that challenged Canadian start-ups and entrepreneurs to co-develop disruptive technology with Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) to help transform the horse racing industry....read on

From Rideau To The O'Briens

January 18, 2017:

The 2016 O'Brien Award Gala marks the fourth year for the Future Star Award and this year’s nominees, Brett MacDonald, 20, of Embrun, Ont., and Louis-Philippe Roy, 27, of Mont-Joli, Que., are no strangers to one another....read on

A Life-Changing, Farm-Buying Horse

January 18, 2017:

“He was just an over-achiever. I never expected him to be what he was and he ended up winning the Cleveland Classic as a long shot."...read on

Meadowlands Wagering Holds Steady

January 18, 2017:

Business at the Meadowlands Racetrack is off to a strong start through the first four cards of 2017, with per race handle averaging a robust $221,793 or less than one per cent ahead of last year’s pace at this time....read on

The Mare Is All Business

January 18, 2017:

“It’s kind of funny, because when she trains she can be a real handful, but when it comes time to race it’s a different story. I expect big things from her, and right now we’re just working on keeping her quiet and working up the ladder. We’ve got our fingers crossed.”...read on

Horsepeople Against Recapture In Illinois

January 18, 2017:

On Tuesday, January 17, the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association, the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, and the Illinois Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association released a joint letter asking the Illinois Racing Board to vote against allowing tracks to take dollars explicitly earmarked – as a percentage of handle – for purses....read on

Rare Racing Occurrence

January 17, 2017:

A bit of a unique situation played out earlier this month. The occurrence was spread out across the nation and included three different drivers, at three different tracks, located in three different provinces....read on

OHHA Elects Executive Committee

January 17, 2017:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association Board of Directors met on January 11 to elect the Officers and Executive Committee for 2017....read on

Race Date Changes Announced

January 17, 2017:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has announced that it has approved changes to the 2017 race date calendar for Mohawk Racetrack, The Raceway at Western Fair District, and Grand River Raceway....read on

Dr J Hanover Attracts Attention

January 16, 2017:

The 2017 January Select Mixed Sale had a strong group of four-year-old racehorses consigned, with Dr J Hanover fetching the highest sale price....read on

Mainstream TV For ‘Big M’ Racing

January 17, 2017:

The Meadowlands Racetrack, the world’s premier harness horse racing track, located in East Rutherford, NJ, and SNY, the official home of the New York Mets, Jets, and all things New York sports, have struck a deal to broadcast seven live nights of racing....read on

Ontario's Wagering Data Released

January 16, 2017:

As part of Ontario Racing’s commitment to transparency and industry information sharing, Ontario Racing (OR) has collaborated with the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) to reconcile and provide a 10-year overview of Ontario related wagering -- specifically wagering by Ontario customers, and wagering on Ontario product....read on

Hartman, Nifty & Kadabra Magic

January 16, 2017:

While the 2016 season laid out for trotting filly Magic Presto didn't go quite according to plan, the Ontario Sired lass ended her year on a high note that helped propel her close to the top of her divisional standings and into O'Brien Award consideration....read on

Snyder Thrilled Beyond Delight

January 15, 2017:

Jeffrey Snyder has owned multiple O'Brien Award winning horses over his years of involvement in harness racing, and is one of a few that boast owning a Standardbred named Canada's Horse of the Year. But those awards do not take anything away from his nomination in 2016 thanks to the season of freshman pacing colt Beyond Delight....read on

Poll: Fave O'Brien Winning Mares

January 14, 2017:

Who are your three favourite O'Brien Award winning older female pacers of all time?...read on

SC Rewind: Rothmans Stakes (1/2)

January 14, 2017:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls the Rothmans Stakes from July 1985 held at Toronto's Greenwood Raceway....read on

"Dream Come True" For Wellwood

January 13, 2017:

The 2016 O'Brien Awards will be a family affair for the Wellwood-Keeling clan courtesy of three-year-old trotting colt Marion Marauder's dream season in 2016, highlighted by an historic achievement....read on

Atlantic Stallion Registrations Due

January 12, 2017:

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 2017 breeding season, without paying a late fee, is January 31....read on

Stakes Cancellation In B.C.

January 12, 2017:

Officials with Harness Racing B.C. have issued a notice that one of the stakes events slated to commence in early February 2017 has been cancelled....read on

2016 Ambassador Submissions Due

January 12, 2017:

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the Canadian harness racing community in the past year? Do you know someone who inspires others to get involved in harness racing? Raises awareness about harness racing? Or promotes our sport to engage new people to come to the races or to get involved?...read on

HPItv Channels To Shut Down

January 11, 2017:

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced on Wednesday (January 11) that HPItv will shut down its multi-track channel and accompanying odds channel effective Saturday, April 11, 2017....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

January 11, 2017:

"As 2017 gets underway I want to share with you what Standardbred Canada will be focusing on during the calendar year. Our team and Board of Directors have created a very ambitious, yet doable agenda of goals and action items that we will strive to attain for you this year"...read on / continuer à lire

Outstanding Groom Finalists Announced

January 10, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Outstanding Groom Award, sponsored for the second consecutive year by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

2017 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 10, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2017 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

McClure On His Dream Season

January 8, 2017:

“It was when I woke up from a nap and saw all these people congratulating me that I went ‘Wow.’”...read on

Meet Your O'Brien Award Emcees

January 7, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ken Middleton and Jason Portuondo will co-host the 2016 O’Brien Awards on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

No Cam Fella Award Winner For 2016

January 5, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has announced there will not be a 2016 recipient for the Cam Fella Award....read on

Wagering Up In Canada

January 5, 2017:

Data from Standardbred Canada indicates that pari-mutuel wagering on Canadian harness racing increased by 1.97 per cent in 2016, with average per-race handle up by 6.25 per cent....read on

2016 Media Award Finalists Announced

January 4, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Media Excellence Awards, sponsored by Ontario Racing....read on

Ontario Racing Looks To 2017

December 30, 2016:

"[The past year] was marked by significant milestones for the horse racing industry in this province. We have been given good reason to be hopeful about a long term, sustainable future for horse racing in Ontario."...read on

Putting On The Ritz At The O’Briens

December 23, 2016:

Tickets and ads for the 2016 O’Brien Awards, scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel (formerly the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre) in Mississauga, Ont., are now on sale....read on

Open Letter To SC's Ontario Members

December 19, 2016:

The following is an open letter penned by Dan Gall, Standardbred Canada's President & CEO, to the organization's Ontario-based members....read on

New SC Board Of Directors Announced

December 16, 2016:

As a result of Director nominations by the Standardbred Canada membership, 14 of the 15 seats on the SC Board of Directors were acclaimed. One seat was voted on by Standardbred Canada Active members in the Atlantic Region....read on

Up To Date With '17 Eligibility Fees?

December 5, 2016:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2017 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2017....read on

National Survey On Horse Racing

November 16, 2016:

The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, in close collaboration with Standardbred Canada, is undertaking a National study on the horse racing industry. The study seeks to come to a better understanding of the horse racing industry in Canada and to draw a picture of those who are active in the sector....read on

Are You Ready To Race?

June 2, 2016:

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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