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Grassroots Double For Muscle Mass

July 28, 2016:

It was a rookie heavy program Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack as OSS Grassrooters battled in three divisions and pacing fillies sparred in round two of the Whenuwishuponastar Series....read on

“She’s A Player”

July 28, 2016:

“She was under the radar last year, but if anybody doesn’t know that she exists this year I feel sorry for them. She’s a player. I don’t know if she’s the best, but she’s certainly a competitor.”...read on

Vernon Distaff To Southern Girl

July 28, 2016:

Connie Hochstetler's Southern Girl battled resolutely to capture Thursday evening's $5,500 featured Miracle Mile event for distaff pacers at Vernon Downs, digging deep once headed off the far turn en route to a 1:51.4 victory....read on

Hat Trick For Casimir Luciano

July 28, 2016:

Casimir Luciano blasted up the passing lane to claim the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Krivelin & Kenney Click At Mighty M

July 28, 2016:

The seventh of ten legs in the North American Amateur Drivers Association’s trotting series was presented on Thursday at Monticello Raceway and when the events were finalized Bob Kenney and Bob Krivelin each emerged victorious in their respective splits....read on

World Record In Jeopardy Sunday

July 28, 2016:

“I really don’t care about where I am in the race. I mostly care about how the horse is. I want him to be relaxed. It might be in the pocket as well as up front.”...read on

Batavia Cancels Due To Horse Shortage

July 28, 2016:

Officials at Batavia Downs have announced that the track has been forced to cancel its card of live racing that was scheduled for this Sunday (July 31) due to a shortage of horses....read on

Betting Line Unharmed In Accident

July 28, 2016:

It was not the happy drive home that Betting Line's connections expected after the star three-year-old pacing colt won his Ontario Sires Stakes Gold division last Saturday (July 23) at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

But Is He Still Money On The Bounce?

July 28, 2016:

Do you think that driver James MacDonald is unstoppable on the bounce? If you have an opinion, have a say in the measure....read on

Greenwood Re-Zoning App. Approved

July 28, 2016:

The City of Toronto has approved a re-zoning application that is related to a proposal that calls for the alteration of Champions Greenwood and the introduction of a live-event venue at the location of the former Greenwood Raceway....read on

Woodstock Monday Card Set In NB

July 28, 2016:

On the holiday Monday, August 1 in Woodstock, New Brunswick, a tradition in the provincial harness racing industry will take place....read on

Haughton, Doherty Elims Set

July 28, 2016:

Racing at The Meadowlands is down to the final two weeks of the Championship Meet and the stars of both young and old trotting classes are out on Friday....read on

Valstad Returning To Norway

July 27, 2016:

On July 16, 2016, Georgian Downs celebrated families and the midpoint of the Racing Under Saddle Ontario season with a $5,000 RUS handicap race, however, Norwegian native Marit Valstad marked the end of a special chapter of her life on that night....read on

George Berkner Passes

July 28, 2016:

Horseman George Berkner, 74, perhaps best known for campaigning BGs Bunny, but more recently training 2010 New Jersey Classic winner BGs Folly and Feeling You, and co-owning Rockeyed Optimist, passed away on Thursday, July 28. Berkner had battled cancer for more than a year....read on

Joe Marsh Jr. Passes

July 28, 2016:

Joe Marsh Jr., one of harness racing’s top drivers from the 'glory days' of harness racing, passed away peacefully on July 27 after a long illness. He was 82 years old....read on

McNamara To Be Feted In NJ

July 28, 2016:

The late Leo C. McNamara III, a third generation horseman and longtime executive administrator of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey, will be recognized for his contributions to racing in the Garden State with the Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association on Saturday, July 30 at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Economic Impact Study To Be Updated

July 28, 2016:

The American Horse Council Foundation is seeking to update the Economic Impact Study of the Horse Industry in 2017....read on

Preferred Pair Shine At Grand River

July 27, 2016:

Lyons Again and Russian Kisses shared the spotlight at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday evening (July 27), each scoring wins in their respective $7,500 Preferred 3 assignments....read on

Inverness Gathering Pace To 'Dancenart'

July 27, 2016:

Four-year-old pacing mare Woodmere Dancenart and trainer/drive Clare MacDonald pulled off a mild 7-1 upset as they beat the boys in the $950 Inverness Gathering Pace on Wednesday evening (July 27) at Inverness Raceway....read on

Roaring To Go Sets Track Record

July 28, 2016:

Roaring To Go (by Art Major) set a new track record for freshman fillies in the New York Sire Stakes at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Wednesday night (July 27)....read on

Vla Faire Prevails In Cavalry Charge

July 27, 2016:

Despite consistent performances most of the summer, Vla Faire was lightly regarded and sent off at 5-1 when the windows closed. But she made a believer of those who backed her as she came from off the pace to beat three others by a nose in the $9,500 Mares Open Pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday (July 27)....read on

Harrington Set For Governor's Day Card

July 27, 2016:

Nearly $600,000 in total purses will be at stake on Harrington Raceway’s richest program of the season on Thursday (July 28), the annual Governor’s Day program at the Delaware State Fair....read on

Starcastic To Shed Bridesmaid Status?

July 27, 2016:

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride has been the story of Starcastic’s 2016 season, but that could all change in the Thursday evening (July 28) feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Meadowlands Calling On Hambo Trainers

July 27, 2016:

The Meadowlands is calling on horsemen to help bring harness racing fans behind the scenes....read on

Association Sponsors 'Best In Show'

July 27, 2016:

Since its inception in 1990, the Industry Day celebration at Grand River Raceway has been enthusiastically supported by the Ontario Harness Horse Association....read on

Top 10 Adios Performances

July 27, 2016:

The Delvin Miller Adios ‘Pace for the Orchids’ has provided harness racing fans with five decades of excitement, as it has showcased champions that have paced into history bearing the blanket of orchids which is bestowed to the winner....read on

Adios Drivers Finalized

July 27, 2016:

Driving assignments have been finalized for Saturday’s $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios ‘Pace for the Orchids’ at The Meadows....read on

S-Bred Trainer’s Two-Year Ban Quashed

July 27, 2016:

A Supreme Court has ruled that a two-year ban that was recently handed to a Standardbred trainer has been reversed due to a lack of impartiality of an official with a high rank in the racing commission....read on

The Heart Of A Champion

July 27, 2016:

"(She) shined a light on harness racing itself. That’s why Odie had such a backing. It wasn’t big-time owners or trainers. It was that kind of hope and inspirational piece."....read on

Bring A Friend Photo Poll Open

July 27, 2016:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club received several photos for July’s Zoom Challenge ‘Friends at the Races’. Contest officials chose the three finalists, now it’s up to you to select the winner!...read on

Big M’s ‘High Five’ Wagers Discontinued

July 27, 2016:

Just four racing dates remain in the Meadowlands Racetrack’s championship meet. Both of the track's ‘jackpots’ have recently paid out. That being the case, officials with the Meadowlands have announced that the track will discontinue both its early and late Jackpot Super High Five wagers for the duration of the meet....read on

Wayne Yontz Passes

July 27, 2016:

Indiana horseman Wayne M. Yontz passed away last month (on June 18) at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was 74....read on

Henry Hopes Tinkering Does The Trick

July 26, 2016:

Grand River Raceway’s Fun and Frivolity Friday Night will be even more entertaining this week as the Elora oval hosts three divisions of Grassroots action for the two-year-old trotting fillies and the Ontario Sires Stakes 'Be A Winner' contest....read on

Familiar Faces In Dream Of Glory

July 26, 2016:

Saturday evening marks the highlight of the Hanover Raceway season as the half-mile oval plays host to the 15th annual Dream Of Glory Trot....read on

Brown On Slots At Racetracks Program

July 26, 2016:

Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown has made comments in regard to the former Slots at Racetracks Program. A provincial election is less than two years away, but Brown still took the opportunity to engage the subject this week....read on

The AGCO Wants To Hear From You

July 26, 2016:

The Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario has announced that it wants to hear from members of the province’s horse racing industry....read on

Burke Provides Update On ‘Frank’

July 26, 2016:

Conditioner Ron Burke has said that he trained Southwind Frank on Tuesday morning (July 26) in advance of Saturday’s Reynolds Memorial Stakes at the Meadowlands Racetrack. He has provided an update on his trotting star as the Hambletonian inches closer and closer....read on

Summer Mixed Sale Updates Posted

July 26, 2016:

Anchored by a strong middle market that offers ‘something for everyone,’ the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale is set to get underway this Sunday (July 31) at noon in the racetrack’s back paddock....read on

Support The Industry-Day Garage Sale

July 26, 2016:

Grand River Raceway is still inviting donations of items for the Industry Day Garage Sale on August 1. All sales benefit the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society....read on

Adios Post Positions Drawn

July 26, 2016:

Post positions have been drawn for Saturday’s $400,000 final of the 50th edition of the Delvin Miller Adios ‘Pace for the Orchids’ at The Meadows....read on

Win Tickets To Hall Of Fame Gala

July 26, 2016:

Have you always wanted to attend the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Gala? Here is your chance....read on

Post Time Change At Truro

July 26, 2016:

Officials with the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission have informed Trot Insider of post time changes for an August program of live racing at Truro Raceway....read on

The Magic Behind Every Champion

July 26, 2016:

What separates the victorious athlete from thousands of other well-bred, impeccably trained and appropriately managed athletes, who fail to live up to expectations?...read on / continuer à lire

The Turning Point For Ben Wallace

July 26, 2016:

“He worked his way right up to the highest claimer on the grounds, which was a $9,000-$11,000 pace....I think the horse was sold and I think he was sold for around $12,000 or $15,000, which was outstanding. I thought, ‘Why would I go back to school?’ As they say, the rest is history.”...read on

Stage Set For Industry Day Battles

July 25, 2016:

A five-pack of eliminations - a pair for the Battle Of Waterloo and a trio of tilts for the Battle Of The Belles - was contested Monday evening at Grand River Raceway, and as a result the stage is now set for those Industry Day finals....read on

Qualifying Session In New Brunswick

July 25, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that there will be an upcoming qualifying session in New Brunswick....read on

Mainstream Feature On ‘The Beach’

July 25, 2016:

It has been years since the great Somebeachsomewhere last set foot on the racetrack, but his throng of supporters continue to be fascinated by the now-stallion. The National Post has stoked that interest to kick off the week, as the publication has run an almost eight-minute feature that has caught up with the pacing star....read on

Foiled Again To PEI?

July 25, 2016:

One of Canada's biggest races. Harness racing's all-time richest horse. A dream for many that could become reality in a matter of weeks....read on

Hambletonian Oaks Elims Set

July 25, 2016:

A total of 20 fillies entered today for the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, the filly division of the Hambletonian....read on

A Man Of Character And Joy

July 24, 2016:

Bruce Johnston was a communicator respected all across the sport of Standardbred racing. But to those who knew him, he was so much more -- always striving to make the industry better for generations to come....read on

Marino Enjoying Life And Success

July 23, 2016:

"After the accident, I wasn't even sure if I was going to get back to driving again or if I could even do it again physically."...read on

SC Rewind: Remembering Roger White

July 23, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls the glory days of harness racing in Montreal and remembers one of the great horsemen of that era and also one of his principal owners. Together they formed a top notch stable that was very successful for a long period of time despite the high level of competition....read on

Betting Line Is The Boss

July 22, 2016:

As a racehorse, Betting Line plays second fiddle to nobody. The Casie Coleman trainee has a mind of his own. But with team work and lots of patience from groom Paige Austin, the three-year-old could be unstoppable....read on / continuer à lire

Bathe, Scrape, Repeat

July 22, 2016:

Bathing horses is second nature to most in the harness racing business but there are a few things to keep in mind during times of hot and humid weather conditions....read on

Mister Herbie's Road To Recovery

July 21, 2016:

Four years after making Canadian harness racing history, Mister Herbie is another step closer to an on-track return....read on

Hall Of Fame Tickets Going Fast

July 20, 2016:

The 40th Anniversary Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala Fundraising Dinner on Wednesday, August 3 promises to be an evening of celebration....read on

National Driving Championship Field

July 19, 2016:

The field for the 2016 National Driving Championship is now confirmed as the Quebec / Eastern Ontario Regional Driving Championship held this past Tuesday (July 12) at Hippodrome 3R determined the final two drivers....read on

Atlantic Bursary Winners Announced

July 18, 2016:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the winners for the 2016 Atlantic Bursary program. Each student will receive a $1,000 bursary towards their post secondary education for the 2016-2017 academic term....read on

Details On OSAS Golf Tournament

July 12, 2016:

The date has been set and registration is now open for the 19th annual OSAS Charity Golf Tournament, supporting the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society....read on

Canadian Purse Cheque News

July 6, 2016:

Seeing as though there is uncertainty in regard to the services of Canada Post at this time, multiple entities within the horse racing industry have issued releases explaining their contingency plans if a work stoppage does in fact occur....read on

Fantasy Stable Results Online

June 28, 2016:

Statistics and results for the 2016 Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable contest are now online and will be updated daily!....read on

2016 Stallion Reports

June 28, 2016:

Once again this year, the Reports of Mares Bred (stallion reports) will not be mailed....read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program

June 24, 2016:

The 2016 Enrollment forms for the Quebec Mare Residency Program are now available....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

Up To Date With '16 Eligibility Fees?

December 8, 2015:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2016 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2016....read on

Breeders: Fill Out Foal Location Report

July 27, 2015:

Breeders, if you have any foals born in 2016, Standardbred Canada is asking you to please complete the Foal Location Report, which is a form that can be completed for free online....read on


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