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Trying To Temper Expectations

May 22, 2018:

“We’ve got a long way to go, but he does everything right and everything easily. You can’t ask for more at this stage. But I’m trying not to get too high because when you get too high it’s a longer fall.”...read on

Market Share Retired

May 22, 2018:

It has been announced that Market Share 5,1:50.2f ($3,792,877), who last raced this past fall, has been retired from racing....read on

Robert ‘Claire’ Porter Passes

May 22, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred horseman Robert Claire Porter passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 19 at Strathmere Lodge in Strathroy with his family by his side. He was in his 77th year....read on

New Date For Inverness Drivers’ Meeting

May 22, 2018:

Trot Insider has received the details for the rescheduled Inverness Raceway paddock meeting. The original meeting had been scheduled for Sunday, but was cancelled after the qualifiers were abandoned due to heavy rains....read on

Trotting 4 Charity Auction Open

May 22, 2018:

Officials with Trotting 4 Charity have announced that the auction for a group of particular driver ‘jerseys’ is now underway....read on

James ‘Bill’ Dailey Passes

May 22, 2018:

Standardbred horseman James W. ‘Bill’ Dailey, 57, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, passed away on Sunday (May 20) at his residence at the age of 57....read on

Miss Versatility To Emoticon Hanover

May 21, 2018:

The Miss Versatility Series kicked off Monday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park with a familiar face visiting the winner’s circle....read on

Posts Drawn For Camluck Classic

May 21, 2018:

The field for the Inaugural $150,000 Camluck has been drawn and it was Sunfire Blue Chip drawing the coveted rail position while Bit Of A Legend, winner of last year’s signature race (formerly the Molson Pace), will leave right in behind from the trailing post 8....read on

Don Mcwhite Shows No Mercy

May 21, 2018:

Alfie Carroll wasted no time in setting up shop on the lead with Don Mcwhite in Monday’s $8,500 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and the odds-on favourite responded by turning in a front-end score....read on

Heart And Soul Wins On Opening Day

May 21, 2018:

Heart And Soul reunited with Walter Cheverie Monday, May 21 and controlled every fraction on his way to the winner’s circle in the featured event on the first card of the season at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway....read on

Faves First In Bremner Stakes

May 21, 2018:

Going wire to wire, favourites swept the two $10,980 divisions of the Dawn Bremner Memorial Stakes while trainer Michael Downey collected three wins on the six-race opening day program at Exhibition Park Raceway Monday, May 21....read on

Cool Cowboy Coasts In Open

May 21, 2018:

Keith Clark shot Jim Marino trainee Cool Cowboy to the top and held control through the wire to take the $9,000 Open Pace at Century Downs on Monday, May 21 in 1:53.4....read on

Alarm Detector Impressive Again

May 21, 2018:

After making his sophomore debut in qualifying action one week ago, O'Brien Award winner Alarm Detector sharpened for his upcoming campaign with another impressive qualifier at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday (May 21)....read on

Manchego Much The Best In Return

May 21, 2018:

Manchego took a successful first step into what could be a year to remember in 2018, making the lead in front of the stands and going on to a commanding victory without appearing to hit high gear, yet stopping the timer in 1:53, within a fifth of her mark, in her section of the $169,040 second preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Monday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Big Day For 'Delightful Offer,' Gray

May 21, 2018:

Ron Cushing has been busy filling his barn with New Zealand bred horses this year and is taking no prisoners when they hit the track....read on

Delaware Special To Blazing Bobby Sox

May 21, 2018:

Blazing Bobby Sox was a decisive winner Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.1 in the $15,000 Delaware Special....read on

Third Consecutive Win For Classicality

May 21, 2018:

Classicality rolled to his third consecutive win, scoring in a career-best 1:52.3 in Monday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. During his streak, the eight-year-old Classic Photo-Penn Worthy Lane gelding has been ahead at every call....read on

Posts Drawn For Rooney, Lismore

May 21, 2018:

Post positions have been drawn for Yonkers Raceway’s $300,000 Art Rooney Pace and $111,444 Lismore....read on

Sixteen Horses Perish In Barn Fire

May 21, 2018:

Firefighters responded to a fire at Sunnybrook Stables in Toronto early Monday morning, which resulted in the death of 16 horses....read on

Georgian Qualifiers Rescheduled

May 21, 2018:

Qualifiers scheduled for Saturday, May 26 at Georgian Downs has been cancelled and postponed....read on

On The Road To The Rankins

May 21, 2018:

This past weekend eight Ontario Standardbred nurseries swung wide their gates to welcome young hopefuls for the Youth Literary Derby, but it seemed that all roads in the Niagara Peninsula led to Tom Rankin’s beautiful new broodmare facility....read on

Filibuster Hanover Wins 40th Confederation Cup

May 20, 2018:

Favourite Filibuster Hanover held off his rivals to win the 40th edition of the $182,500 Confederation Cup on Sunday night (May 20) at Flamboro Downs....read on

Change To Camluck Classic Field

May 20, 2018:

The field for this year’s Camluck Classic had been finalized, but a last second change to the line-up has been made....read on

Marion Marauder Wins 2018 Debut

May 20, 2018:

Marion Marauder ($6.40), 2016 Trotting Triple Crown champion, made his five-year-old debut a winning one in his $30,000 Great Northeast Series event on Sunday afternoon (May 20) at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on

2018 Elitlopp Fields Drawn

May 20, 2018:

Bold Eagle and Propulsion lead the sixteen trotters invited to take part in the 2018 Elitlopp, to be contested Sunday, May 27 at Solvalla Racecourse in Stockholm, Sweden....read on

Caretaker Spotlight: Jody McGilveary

May 20, 2018:

We all have those friends and co-workers who are your typical rise-and-shine morning people, but Jody McGilveary might own the crown!...read on

Harness Helps Alberta

May 20, 2018:

After what seemed like a never-ending winter, spring has finally sprung in Alberta. The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and the season of harness racing is well underway at Century Downs in Balzac, just outside of Calgary....read on

SC Rewind: 1984 Confederation Cup

May 19, 2018:

In this week's 'Rewind,' Robert Smith recalls a special Confederation Cup victory at Flamboro Downs 34 years ago. With this year's renewal close at hand, it is timely to recall this memorable race day in history....read on

Hanover Changes Claiming Policy

May 18, 2018:

Hanover Raceway would like to notify all horsepeople of a change in policy at its track for the 2018 race season and beyond....read on

Farwell 4 Hire At Grand River

May 18, 2018:

Grand River Raceway’s 2018 live horse racing season launches on Friday, June 1 with a special guest announcer putting the finishing touches on his ambitious fundraising campaign....read on

Zeron Goes Home For A Cause

May 18, 2018:

A successful career in horse racing is often counted in purse earnings, starts, wins, time devoted to the sport and natural talent. However, one factor, often left out when describing a 'true horseman,' is his ability to remain family-oriented, especially when met with the challenges of the sport....read on

National Caretaker Appreciation Day

May 17, 2018:

Caretakers are the unsung heroes of harness racing, and are critical to the success of any horse in any stable and charged with the responsibility of making sure the horses they care for are happy and healthy, physically and emotionally....read on

Kaplan Unveiled As New Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame President

May 17, 2018:

A capacity crowd of racing industry supporters, Hall of Fame-honoured members and incoming inductees were expertly guided through a jam-packed agenda by Master of Ceremonies and CHRHF-honoured member Jim Bannon during Wednesday evening’s (May 16) annual Hall of Fame President’s Reception....read on

Trevor Henry Wins Ontario Regional Driving Championship

May 16, 2018:

By virtue of three wins in the nine-race tournament, Trevor Henry captured the 2018 Ontario Regional Driving Championship (ORDC), held Wednesday evening (May 16) at The Raceway at Western Fair District in London, Ont....read on

More Kawartha Information Released

May 16, 2018:

Trot Insider has received more information in regard to the upcoming live meet at Kawartha Downs....read on

ID Technician On PEI

May 15, 2018:

SC Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be on Prince Edward Island on Tuesday, May 22 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification....read on

Regulators Optimistic About Rules Committee Work

May 15, 2018:

Following several months of deliberation, and a recent two-day in-person meeting, Canada’s racing regulators are encouraged by the progress of the Rules Committee....read on

More Exhibition Park Dates Announced

May 15, 2018:

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission recently announced that a two race dates have been added to Exhibition Park Raceway’s 2018 racing calendar....read on

Mohawk Draw Schedule Changed

May 14, 2018:

Officials with Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to notify all horsepeople of a change to the draw schedule....read on

CPMA Update On Cobalt

May 10, 2018:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) would like to provide the Canadian horse racing industry with an update on cobalt testing since it was transferred from the provincial racing commissions in April 2017....read on

May Zoom Theme: Mares & Foals

May 8, 2018:

May’s Zoom Challenge theme is Mares and Foals! Each year we receive so many great entries for this theme, we’ve decided to bring it back again!...read on

Historic Ontario Horse Racing Industry Funding Agreement Signed

May 8, 2018:

The Ontario Racing (OR) Board of Directors today (Tuesday, May 8) announced the signing of a historic 19-year funding agreement with the Ontario Government....read on

Northlands Park's License Extended

May 3, 2018:

Horse Racing Alberta and Northlands announced today the continuation of their partnership by extending the horse racing license to Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino until the new Century Mile Racetrack is open to the public....read on

2018 N.A. Cup Spring Book Odds

April 28, 2018:

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

Atlantic Regional Drivers Set

April 27, 2018:

The field of eight drivers has been confirmed for the 2018 Atlantic Regional Driving Championship taking place at Truro Raceway on Friday, June 29....read on

Seventy N.A. Cup Eligibles Remain

April 23, 2018:

Woodbine Entertainment has released the names of the 70 three-year-old pacers that have been kept eligible to the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup following the April 15 sustaining payment....read on

In Need Of A Nurse Mare?

February 26, 2018:

Are you in need of a nurse mare? Do you have a nurse mare available? … read on

2018 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 19, 2018:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 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

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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