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A Can't Miss Moment

March 26, 2017:

"The race is minutes from the gate, and our new owner who, has spent two years dreaming of this first start, will never make it. He’s not that close, and there’s no delay in sight. I tell him I’ll phone back when the race starts so he can hear the call"...read on / continuer à lire

Levy Series Continues At Yonkers

March 26, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway’s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series for Free-For-Allers continued Saturday night (March 25), with another quartet of $50,000 divisions....read on

SC Supports Equine Foundation Of Canada

March 25, 2017:

On Friday, March 24 President and CEO Dan Gall made a cheque presentation on behalf of Standardbred Canada in the amount of $2,000 to the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) at Tara Hills Stud Farm in Port Perry, Ont....read on

American Virgin Lowers Season's Record

March 25, 2017:

American Virgin and Bernadette were repeat winners in Saturday night's co-featured Preferred events at Woodbine Racetrack, both prevailing in close finishes for driver Doug McNair....read on

Mach Away Wires Century Open Mares

March 25, 2017:

Mach Away wired a compact field of five to win the first Open event of Century Downs Racetrack and Casino's 2017 meet on Saturday afternoon (March 25)....read on

Our Sky Major N Wins At Big M; Pace Contender Wins Fifth Straight

March 25, 2017:

Our Sky Major N brought a pretty big resume from Down Under as a multiple top-class stakes winner when he made his North American debut in February....read on

Crafty Master Victorious Stateside

March 25, 2017:

Crafty Master, a son of Mister Big shipping to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono from Canada’s capital city track, Rideau Carleton, couldn’t have been more impressive in his 'return' to the Downs, winning Saturday night’s top purse event, an $18,000 claiming handicap pace, in 1:52 to complete a consecutive triple for Team Allard, driver Simon and trainer Rene....read on

Gerries Sport Equals Miami Valley Record

March 25, 2017:

Ontario Sires Stakes graduate Gerries Sport (Trace Tetrick) equalled the Miami Valley track record for four-year-old male pacers with a dominating 1:50 triumph in the Saturday night (March 25) $22,000 Open I Handicap Pace....read on

Three Complete Meadows Series Sweeps

March 25, 2017:

The Meadows hosted the championships of four series on Saturday (March 25), and three of the winners — DDs Comet, Art N Music and Ms Mullen — completed sweeps of the events for three and four-year-olds. The finals offered combined purses of $102,100....read on

Tracking The NA Cup Eligibles

March 25, 2017:

As stakes season picks up and three-year-old pacers start to target Canadian harness racing's biggest prize, Trot Insider will track the contenders and eligibles as they prepare for the 2017 Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Arrogate Richest North American Horse

March 25, 2017:

With a sensational come-from-behind effort, Arrogate is now the richest racehorse in North American history by virtue of a thrilling victory in the $10 million 2017 Dubai World Cup Saturday at Meydan Racecourse....read on

Campbell To Sweden For Elitlopp

March 25, 2017:

Reports indicate that harness racing legend John Campbell will be driving at Solvalla Racecourse on the last weekend in May for his final on-track appearance in Sweden....read on

SC Rewind: Big Mutuel Payouts (2/2)

March 25, 2017:

In this week's Rewind, Robert Smith recalls some record-breaking mutuel payoffs and a few of the facts and figures surrounding them along with a rather bizarre story related to wagering....read on

Bee A Magician Retired

March 24, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Bee A Magician, one of the best Canadian-sired horses to ever set foot on the racetrack, has been retired at the age of seven and will start a broodmare career....read on

Deal Pending For Scarborough Sale

March 24, 2017:

On the eve of the 2017 season opener at Scarborough Downs, reports indicate that an agreement has been reached for the sale of the Maine harness racing facility....read on

Changes To Urine Collection Containers

March 24, 2017:

Beginning May 1, 2017, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) will be using a new urine collection container for the CPMA equine drug control program....read on

Human Alcohol & Drug Program Changes

March 24, 2017:

After consulting the horse racing participants and researching best practices in other jurisdictions, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to advise that revisions have been made to the Standardbred and Thoroughbred Rules of Racing (the Rules) effective April 1, 2017 to reflect changes made to the Human Alcohol and Drug Program...read on

OHHA Meeting Set For Ottawa

March 24, 2017:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association has scheduled a meeting to be held in the Ottawa district on Tuesday, March 28....read on

Barrieau McIsaac Stake Returns

March 24, 2017:

The New Brunswick Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association has revived one of the province's most well-known and sought after stakes events, the Barrieau McIssac Stake....read on

Fifty-Six Remain NA Cup-Eligible

March 24, 2017:

The connections of 56 three-year-old pacers have made the first sustaining payment to remain eligible to the 34th Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Claimer Sells For $300,000

March 24, 2017:

Within a span of seven months, a Standardbred racehorse has gone from being claimed for $15,000 to being sold at public auction for $300,000....read on

250 Ideas Due Tuesday!

March 24, 2017:

This year marks the 250th Anniversary of horse racing in Canada, providing an incredible opportunity for everyone associated with horse racing to celebrate the history of the industry and honour the sport’s champions and heroes, past and present....read on

Stage Set For Series Finals At Yonkers

March 23, 2017:

A pair of series finals share next week’s marquee, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $61,000 Petticoat and $61,800 Sagamore Hill....read on

Rideau Thursdays Begin March 30

March 23, 2017:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway would like to reminder horsepeople and racing fans that Thursday night live racing will return to the track on March 30....read on

Mac Lilley To Wall Of Fame

March 23, 2017:

The Raceway at Western Fair District has announced that longtime horseman/owner/breeder Mac Lilley will be this year’s inductee onto its prestigious Wall of Fame....read on

OHHA Report On RRSPs

March 23, 2017:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association administers a registered retirement savings plan, which now has over 1,300 individuals participating and saw annual contributions made by 851 individuals in 2016....read on

E. coli, Water Testing & Horses

March 23, 2017:

When people hear “E. coli” thoughts may drift to reports of waterborne illness such as the tragic Walkerton outbreak of 2000...read on

SC Field Rep Position Open

March 22, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is looking for an individual to fill an important role of SC Field Representative....read on

Record Number Of Prix D'Ete Noms

March 22, 2017:

A record 32 four-year-old pacers have been nominated to the $200,000 fourth renewal of the Prix D’Ete at the Hippodrome 3R....read on

Barbour On Flamboro’s Future

March 22, 2017:

Great Canadian Gaming Executive Director Bruce Barbour today (Wednesday, March 22) told Hamilton City Council’s General Issues Committee that racing is secure at Flamboro Downs as long as a lease for gaming is in place and transfer payments are being made....read on

Update On Fun For Fans Stable

March 22, 2017:

Alberta Standardbred Horse Association Executive Director Fred Gillis has provided an update on the Fun For Fans Stable, which tasted a lot of success in 2016 and is looking for more in 2017....read on

AGCO Releases Rule Change Directives

March 21, 2017:

As part of Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is releasing the following Directives as part of an initial series of rule changes, which will be effective on April 1, 2017....read on

Affleck Wins March Fan Club Contest

March 21, 2017:

Joey Affleck of Charlottetown, PEI was the winner in the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s online handicapping contest on Century Downs’ season opening card of racing on Saturday....read on

2017 Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame Ballot Announced

March 20, 2017:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2017 ballot. In this the 250th anniversary year of horse racing in Canada, a total of 30 horses and people, comprised of 15 Standardbred and 15 Thoroughbred candidates, have been selected to appear on the voting ballot....read on

Campbell On Career Transition

March 19, 2017:

"It's something I'm really looking forward to. I've had a great run driving, but it will come to a close."...read on

Ontario Racing Releases Final Long-Term Funding Consultation Report

March 17, 2017:

After extensive industry consultations, Ontario Racing is pleased to release the Final Long-Term Funding Consultation Report....read on

Harness Racing's Luckiest Horses

March 17, 2017:

Some say you have to be lucky to be good, some say it's better to be lucky than good. What's in a name? These luck-y horses were clearly born with talent and showed an affinity for green but surely a little bit of luck never hurt along the way...read on

London Selected Yearling Sale Now Accepting Entries

March 13, 2017:

Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 London Selected Yearling Sale, presented in collaboration with the Forest City Standardbred Sale Inc. and Standardbred Canada....read on

What Gets Measured Gets Managed

March 8, 2017:

"At Standardbred Canada we are beginning to do deeper dives tracking and measuring a variety of KPI’s to assist in determining the areas in which we believe are important to the association"...read on / continuer à lire

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

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

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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