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Winzel Circles Preferred Trotters

February 27, 2015:

Veteran trotter Winzel turned in a big effort going from last to first with Nick Steward aboard to pull off a mild 6-1 upset in the $11,000 Preferred 2 Handicap early Friday night at The Raceway at the Western Fair District....read on

The Lighter Side Of The Tour

February 27, 2015:

It's all competition on the track, but away from the World Driving Championship there is an abundance of camaraderie....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

Meadowlands Statement On Simulcasting

February 27, 2015:

Meadowlands Racetrack issued a statement on Friday evening (Feb. 27) regarding the ongoing simulcasting dispute between Monarch Content Management Company and the MidAtlantic Cooperative LLC....read on

Meadowlands Qualifiers Move To Fridays

February 27, 2015:

Beginning with March 6, Meadowlands Racetrack qualifiers will be held on Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. until further notice....read on

Driving A Dream

February 27, 2015:

Every day, Susan Karrel has the privilege of being reminded that dreams do matter. As President of the Nova Scotia Driving Society and owner of a horse who bears an inspirational name, she knows what it means to be living a dream....read on

Meeting Set For New Brunswick

February 27, 2015:

Officials with the New Brunswick Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (NBSBOA) have announced a date for the organization's Annual General Meeting....read on

Clements, James Support Can-Am

February 27, 2015:

The Can-Am All Breeds Equine Expo, Canada's largest equine education and promotional event, welcomes industry veterans Norm Clements and Ed James as supporters of the show....read on

Equine Herpes Warning For Ontario

February 27, 2015:

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of a confirmed case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1), in Ontario....read on

Lottery Winner To Donate $250K Prize

February 27, 2015:

Many people say that they would donate a substantial amount of money to a philanthropic endeavour if they won the lottery. After having won a quarter-million dollars on an Instant Cadillac® Riches scratch ticket, Michael Schlater of Leamington, Ont. is doing just that....read on

Wagering On Virtual Races In NV?

February 27, 2015:

It has been reported that gaming regulators in Nevada have given approval for sportsbooks in the state to offer gambling on virtual events, which include horse races....read on

Casino To Be Built At Former MI Track?

February 27, 2015:

It has been reported that there are plans in the works that will see a former western Michigan horse raceway turned into the location of a new casino....read on

Southern Tier Bidding To Re-Open

February 27, 2015:

On Friday, February 27, the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board voted in favour of recommending a new Request For Applications for the state’s Finger Lakes/Southern Tier region, although, the board’s chairman, Kevin Law, stated that there is no guarantee that the board will ultimately accept any of the new applications that it receives....read on

KY Ethics Bill Moves To Full Senate

February 27, 2015:

Earlier this week, the Senate State & Local Government Committee in Kentucky passed a bill that calls for members of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to adhere to the state’s executive ethics code, which also applies to members of similar state boards....read on

Big M Stakes Finals Saturday

February 27, 2015:

Saturday night's card of live racing at the Meadowlands Racetrack may look familiar as you flip through the program, but don't be put off by that sense of déjà vu. Half of the card consists of Winter Series finals and a few other stakes, casualties of last Saturday's snow-out that were carried over intact to this weekend....read on

PA Writers’ Chapter's Award Winners

February 27, 2015:

The Keystone Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced the harness racing humans and equines that it will honour for outstanding performance in 2014 – and in one notable case, for many, many years before that....read on

‘Ultimate Dance’ Competition Details

February 27, 2015:

Officials with Diamond Creek Farm have announced the details surrounding The Ultimate Dance Competition, a competition to name the farm’s first A Rocknroll Dance foal. The contestant that submits the winning name for the filly will win $10,000 in yearling credits....read on

Hotel To Be Built At Batavia

February 27, 2015:

It has been announced that a deal has been struck which will see an 80-100 room hotel built on the grounds that are home to Batavia Downs....read on

Last Call: Hall Of Fame Nominations

February 27, 2015:

Is there a horse or person that you think should be added to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2015? Someone who should join such racing icons as Northern Dancer, Somebeachsomewhere, John Campbell, or Sandy Hawley?...read on

Mother, Daughter Win Hanover's Contest

February 26, 2015:

It came down to the final race and an inquiry for Marilyn Spitzig and Debbie Campbell to garner the $11 in points and leapfrog into first place in the Hanover Raceway and Slots Handicapping Contest....read on

These Drivers Are Flying!

February 26, 2015:

Fans of harness racing have watched the 2015 World Driving Championship virtually flying around tracks in Australia, but they haven't seen the drivers flying like this....read on

Dube Gets Win No. 8,000

February 26, 2015:

Dan Dube, Yonkers Raceway’s leading driver thus far in 2015, won his 8,000th career race Thursday night....read on

Perfect Conditions For A 'Nippy' Win

February 26, 2015:

A few weeks off didn’t bother Nippy W Hanover as she was razor-sharp in winning the $41,200 Miss Vera Bars series final Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Preferred To One Last Bono

February 26, 2015:

Although the calendar has yet to reach March, pacing mare One Last Bono has already surpassed her 2014 win total just two months into this racing season....read on

Seven For Ronnie Wrenn Jr.

February 26, 2015:

Despite driving in arctic temperatures, Ronnie Wrenn Jr. kept hot hands throughout Northfield’s Park’s 15-race program on Thursday (February 26)....read on

Meadowlands' Final Thursday Card

February 26, 2015:

The final Thursday night racing program of the 2015 meet featured the $25,000 filly and mare Dash for the G-Notes series final....read on

Top Dam Was Purchased For $450

February 26, 2015:

How much do you figure the dam of Horse of the Year JK Shesalady and North America Cup winner JK Endofanera would sell for if she went through an auction today? Whatever that figure could be, it would surely be more than the $450 she fetched in the ring two winters ago....read on

Barn Collapse Claims Another Horse

February 26, 2015:

It has been reported that a barn collapse which occurred during the afternoon hours of Wednesday, February 25 has claimed the life of a horse....read on

Magee Discusses His Career

February 26, 2015:

“When I started out racing on the Wisconsin fair circuit with my family I didn’t even know those types of numbers even existed. I started out at the bottom and just learned about the business every step of the way thanks to my family and friends in the business. Everything I have from all of this is honestly just an unexpected reward.”...read on

Double For Jamieson At Penrith

February 26, 2015:

Jody Jamieson had his best night of the 2015 World Driving Championship tonight at Penrith as he scored victories in two of the three heats....read on

Amended Dates For Ontario Tracks

February 25, 2015:

The Ontario Racing Commission has announced that the Hanover Raceway application for amendment to the track’s 2015 race date schedule has been approved. The ORC also announced that Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has requested approval for a variance to the 2015 race-date schedules at Flamboro Downs and Georgian Downs....read on

World Driving Tour Double Shot

February 25, 2015:

The drivers taking part in the World Driving Championship continue to give back to the local communities while touring Australia, sometimes in ways not necessarily planned....read on

Driving Championship Hits Bathurst

February 25, 2015:

Four heats of the World Driving Championship went postward at Bathurst Racing Club, a new racing facility that opened in October 2014, and four different drivers had winners....read on

Trainer Fears For Future

February 24, 2015:

Allan Jones has campaigned one of the Maritimes' top performers over the last three seasons, but even that success can't keep him from wondering what the future holds for harness racing in his home province....read on

Sedins Looking To Tackle Stakes

February 24, 2015:

The North American harness racing aspirations of Daniel and Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks have been profiled in an extensive piece for ESPN....read on

Wagga Hosts World's Best Drivers

February 24, 2015:

The third leg of the World Driving Championship is now complete. Seven races were contested at Wagga Wagga and when the dust had settled, New Zealand's Dexter Dunn was at the top of the standings with 111 points....read on

Jamieson, Tetrick Make Headlines

February 23, 2015:

As the third leg of the World Driving Championship is set for Tuesday night -- early Tuesday morning in North America -- both of the drivers most familiar to this hemisphere are getting themselves some ink in the local papers....read on

Travel Day In Australia

February 23, 2015:

The 2015 World Driving Championship drivers had a day off in preparation for what could be the pivotal third leg at Wagga on Tuesday night....read on

Hughes Reflects On Career Year

February 23, 2015:

With a wealth of top-notch horsemen emanating from the Maritimes and, more specifically, Prince Edward Island, none of them had ever swept the training and driving titles at both Red Shores Charlottetown and Summerside in the same season. Jason Hughes changed that in 2014....read on

Heather Commodore Hayes Passes; Arrangements Finalized

February 22, 2015:

Longtime harness racing participant Heather Commodore Hayes of Beamsville, Ont., passed away during the morning hours of Sunday, February 22 at the age of 65....read on

Behind The Scenes With Jody

February 22, 2015:

Jody Jamieson and the drivers taking part in the 2015 World Driving Championship are doing an exemplary job of representing harness racing and their respective countries both off and on the track....read on

Are There Too Many Records?

February 22, 2015:

Trainers and drivers discuss the breakdown of speed records in this week's Standardbred Canada video feature....read on

SC Rewind: Picture Parade

February 21, 2015:

In this week's special 'Picture Parade' edition of Rewind, Robert Smith shows a collage of old racing photographs depicting a multitude of subjects covering several decades....read on

Media Swarms International Drivers

February 20, 2015:

The drivers taking part in the 2015 World Driving Championship continue to receive a substantial amount of attention from the Australian media....read on

Canadian Yearling Sale Date Set

February 13, 2015:

Standardbred Canada has announced the details surrounding the 2015 edition of the Canadian Yearling Sale, with entries now being accepted....read on

ORC Urges Cold-Care Vigilance

February 12, 2015:

The Ontario Racing Commission has advised ORC Official Veterinarians and racing officials at all racetracks to remind participants to take the necessary steps to protect the animals....read on

Ont. Breeders Win Document Access

February 10, 2015:

The group of Ontario's Standardbred breeders currently engaged in legal proceedings against the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. (OLG) recently received a decision in their favour from the province's Superior Court....read on

Standardbred Canada Election Results

February 9, 2015:

On Friday, February 6, Standardbred Canada elected its Officers & Executive Committee for 2015....read on

2014 O’Brien Award Winners

February 7, 2015:

Standardbred Canada has announced the winners of the 2014 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s champions in harness racing over the past season. The annual Black Tie Gala was held Saturday, February 7 in Mississauga, Ontario, at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre....read on

Here Come The Foals Of 2015

January 30, 2015:

As the calendar approaches the end of January, more and more of harness racing's future stars will be hitting the ground and taking their first steps....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

Updated Stallion Info Required

November 25, 2014:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind stallion owners and lessees to submit their updated 2015 stallions for the online stallion directory....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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