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McEneny's Fillies Dominate

July 30, 2015:

Sixty-five freshman trotting fillies found their way to Mohawk Racetrack for OSS Grassroots action Thursday evening, and Scott McEneny had the magic touch with his youngsters....read on

'Harbor' Looks To Set Sail

July 30, 2015:

“I think great horses put off a little bit of an aura. I think this horse had that kind of presence about him when we looked at him.”...read on

Gagnon Grabs Five At Rideau

July 31, 2015:

There was no stopping driver Guy Gagnon during Thursday’s 10-race card at Rideau Carleton Raceway, as the veteran reinsman found his way to victory lane five times throughout the course of the evening....read on

Governor’s Cup Repeat For ‘Jolt’

July 31, 2015:

Janet Hudson’s Just a Jolt notched his second straight $40,000 Governor’s Cup Thursday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.2 triumph as part of the annual Governor’s Day program during the Delaware State Fair....read on

Statebreds Impress At Yonkers

July 30, 2015:

It was downstate statebred rookie initiation Thursday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $153,024 New York Sire Stakes Jim Meagher Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings....read on

Forever Paradise Goes Coast To Coast

July 30, 2015:

Forever Paradise was placed right on the point by driver Gilles Barrieau and went on to win the Thursday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in a solid 1:55.3....read on

Inverness To Host Sires Stakes

July 30, 2015:

Atlantic Sires Stakes three-year-old pacing fillies will invade Inverness Raceway on Sunday, with a set of $9,580 'A' division events highlighting the afternoon race card. A lone $2,500 'B' division event will round out the card....read on

Burke: ‘Ron’s Our Best Shot'

July 30, 2015:

“I love him. I think he’s our best shot. He just gets better every time we race him. He’s versatile. He’s a big horse, a strong horse, with a good attitude.”...read on

Big Milestone For ‘God’s Stable’

July 30, 2015:

This past weekend, members of ‘The Stable That God Loves’ pushed their combined seasonal purse earnings past the $2 million mark, signifying another significant chapter for the initiative that is now being noticed by others south of the border....read on

Rideau Requests Race-Date Switch

July 30, 2015:

The Ontario Racing Commission has announced that Rideau Carleton Raceway Holdings Ltd. has requested approval for an amendment of the race date schedule at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Commission Adjusts Qualifying Rules

July 30, 2015:

At its meeting on Wednesday, July 30, the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approved a revised SB Rule on qualifying times, effective August 1, 2015....read on

A Cause For Celebration & Reflection

July 30, 2015:

It began on a meagre budget as a way to help a struggling racetrack build an identity. Twenty-five years later, Industry Day has grown into one of the best events on the Canadian harness racing calendar. The annual fete that has been instrumental in helping put Grand River Raceway on the map....read on

Retirement Ceremony For Sebastian K

July 30, 2015:

Officials with The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono have announced that the $100,000 Invitational Trot scheduled for August 22 will be named ‘The Sebastian K’ in honour of the recently-retired trotter that recorded the fastest trotting mile in the history of harness racing to date....read on

First Oaks Starter For Ingrassias

July 30, 2015:

Jacqueline Ingrassia, affectionately known as ‘Lady Jay,’ is about to break new ground....read on

William ‘Bill’ Young Passes

July 30, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime British Columbia Standardbred horseman William ‘Bill’ Young has passed away at the age of 88....read on

Timothy Osborn Passes

July 30, 2015:

Horseman Timothy J. Osborn, 66, passed away on July 25 at his home in Manasquan, NJ....read on

William Woityra Passes

July 30, 2015:

Horseman William M. Woityra passed away on July 16 at the age of 75....read on

Thomas Wilburn II Passes

July 30, 2015:

Horseman Thomas Luther Wilburn II, 96, passed away on July 27 at Smith Oaks, Lowndes County, Miss....read on

Campbell Hits Training Milestone

July 30, 2015:

Trainer Jim Campbell posted the 1,000th winner of his career when Broadway Jo Ell won the fourth race on Wednesday (July 29) at Harrah's Philadelphia....read on

Time Warp Equals Summerside Record

July 29, 2015:

Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway held the 2015 edition of the Callbeck Stakes on Wednesday for two-year-old fillies and colts....read on

'Oriana' Wins Grand River Debut

July 29, 2015:

Rose Run Oriana ($2.70) made her Grand River Raceway debut a winning one with a wire-to-wire effort in the $7,500 Preferred 3 Trot co-featured on Wednesday night's harness racing card in Elora, Ont....read on

Kellys Cross Dominates Batavia Mares

July 29, 2015:

It seemed like a stroll in the park on an 86 degree summer night for Kellys Cross as she totally overpowered a solid field of Open II pacing mares in Wednesday night’s (July 29) feature at Batavia Downs....read on

Rekindling That Winning Feeling

July 29, 2015:

“I went down to the winner’s circle and there was a mother and child there. The child gave me the flowers and I was crying. The little girl said to her mother, 'why is she crying?' I got so emotional. That was a big day for me. That was the most thrilling moment.”...read on

Another Purse Increase At Running Aces

July 29, 2015:

Purses will be on the rise for the final month of the 2015 season at Running Aces....read on

Best In Show Competition Gets Boost

July 29, 2015:

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

New Track In New York State?

July 29, 2015:

After four years of planning, construction on Central New York Raceway Park, located north of Syracuse in Hastings, is now underway, and if entrepreneur Glenn Donnelly gets his way, the location will be the newest venue for live harness racing in New York State....read on

Hospital Fundraiser A Huge Success

July 29, 2015:

The fundraiser organized by Alberta horsemen in support of Stollery Children's Hospital this past Sunday surpassed all expectations, topping their $10,000 fundraising target....read on

Allergic To Treatment For Allergies

July 29, 2015:

"He had a few problems with food allergies so the vet, after the first race, suggested I treat him for the allergies and it kind of backfired, he was allergic to the treatment.”...read on

Driver Recuperating From Accident

July 29, 2015:

“I had a pretty good concussion; my brain was bleeding. They monitored it every day to make sure it was under control and it was just wait and see for a while. My memory has been really messed up ever since. I don’t remember the accident or anything that happened before it.”...read on

Doug Campbell Passes

July 29, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that Doug Campbell, a well known nutrition expert that has helped serve the racing industry for roughly 35 years, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 25 at the age of 66....read on

Dream Of Glory Day Details

July 29, 2015:

Hanover Raceway will feature 12 races this Saturday (August 1), including the $75,100 final of the Dream Of Glory Trot, five Ontario Sires Stakes divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies and a pair of Preferred 3 races....read on

Governor’s Day Card Set For Thursday

July 29, 2015:

Harrington Raceway will showcase many of Delaware’s top Standardbreds Thursday evening as part of the annual Governor’s Day program during the Delaware State Fair....read on

‘Paradise’ Looking To Shine Again

July 29, 2015:

Forever Paradise formerly had a reputation as King of the Thursday night top class. The Kevin MacLean trainee will be looking for his throne back this Thursday at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Rideau Track Closure

July 29, 2015:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway have informed Trot Insider that the main track will be closed for training for a time this week....read on

MB Fair Circuit, In Photos

July 28, 2015:

It is safe to say that the majority of the participants in the Canadian harness racing industry have never been able to experience Manitoba’s Standardbred fair scene. It’s not a new thing – it’s been active for decades – but photographer Colin Corneau has captured some of the circuit’s moments in a solid little gallery....read on

Adios Field Ready To Rumble

July 28, 2015:

Dudes The Man, who finished a fast-closing third in his elimination, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favourite for this Saturday’s $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids, Presented by Coors Light, at the Meadows....read on

Connections Discuss Filly’s ‘Spirit’

July 28, 2015:

“When you can get a trotting filly that can finish in a mile in 26 (seconds) flat, that’s pretty special. She can kick to another gear and accelerate through the wire. It’s going to take a good filly to beat her. You better be able to come at the end of the mile or she’s going to come and get her.”...read on

Flashback To First International Trot

July 28, 2015:

The year was 1959. Interest in harness racing was at its zenith. Those in the forefront felt that the sport should have international flavour. Since Europe only offered races for trotters, it seemed natural that the powers behind such an international event would look across the pond to find the best trotters and bring them to race against the best that the United States and Canada had to offer....read on

July's Zoom Poll Now Open!

July 28, 2015:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club received some fantastic submissions for July’s theme of “Friends At The Races”. Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their pictures; now it’s poll time!....read on

Stage Set For 'Battles' In Elora

July 27, 2015:

Grand River Raceway is just one week away from hosting its biggest card of the year, but in order to have that ‘monster matinee’ an elimination round was needed to determine the finalists for the main events....read on

Smaller Breeder Discusses Big Night

July 27, 2015:

“For a breeder, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a horse you've raised go on to do well for its new owner. It is a years-long process with many pitfalls along the way.”...read on

Director Application Deadline Extended

July 27, 2015:

The Ontario Standardbred Horsepersons' Association (OSHA) has announced that it has extended the deadline for applications to be a director of the new provincial horsepersons' association....read on

Breeders: Fill Out Foal Location Report

July 27, 2015:

Breeders, if you have any foals born in 2015, 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

Hambletonian Oaks Attracts 16

July 27, 2015:

On Monday, July 27, sixteen fillies were entered to contest the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, the filly division of the Hambletonian....read on

It's Time To Stand Out

July 27, 2015:

"Just like the beverage companies have realized long ago, shelf space, appearance and promotion matters."....read on // continuer à lire

Mission: Hambletonian

July 26, 2015:

When the field is drawn Monday morning for the Hambletonian Oaks, Mission Brief’s name won’t be among the entries. On Sunday night, trainer Ron Burke confirmed to the Meadowlands Racetrack that his star three-year-old filly will take on the boys in the 90th Hambletonian on Saturday, August 8....read on

Fallout From Closure Of Showplace

July 26, 2015:

"It started with a four paragraph announcement, and it sent shockwaves through the racing industry in New Jersey."...read on

Hes Watching Retired

July 25, 2015:

Hes Watching, one of harness racing’s most brilliant performers of recent times, has been retired....read on

SC Rewind: Memories Of Thorncliffe

July 25, 2015:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls a memorable milestone from 65 years ago which was 1950. That year witnessed the opening of Thorncliffe Raceway in the Don Valley area of suburban Toronto after being closed for decades....read on

ORC: Iron-Dextran Not licensed For Use

July 24, 2015:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) reminds the racing industry that a basic aspect of good medication control is ensuring that you only use products that are properly manufactured and clearly labelled, and that have been obtained from an authorized distributor....read on

Reminder: Ont. Cobalt Testing In Aug.

July 24, 2015:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) issued a Notice to the Industry on June 3, 2015 advising that Ontario will begin testing for cobalt with a threshold of 50ng/ml in blood, as of August 1, 2015....read on

Roberts Returns To Great Canadian

July 23, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that Chris Roberts will be stepping down from his position as General Manager of Racing & Gaming at Northlands for a position with his former employer -- Great Canadian Gaming Corporation....read on

A Cup Tale

July 22, 2015:

Sometimes a moment in life touches you. Sometimes it happens years after the fact through tears and sadness....read on // continuer à lire

Harness Racing Helps Alyssa Selman

July 22, 2015:

This weekend the harness racing industry in Manitoba will show its support for Alyssa Selman, an injured thoroughbred rider whose story has received international media attention....read on

Horse Owners Giving Back

July 21, 2015:

What started as a conversation between two guys at a BBQ who were both involved in harness racing has blossomed into a fund raiser for one of Canada's top children's hospitals....read on

Gallinger Resigns From SC

July 17, 2015:

John Gallinger, President and CEO of Standardbred Canada, today announced that he has resigned from his position to pursue other interests, effective immediately....read on

CPMA Statement On Positive Tests

July 8, 2015:

On Wednesday, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) issued a statement regarding recent positive tests for Oxilofrine....read on

Notice Of By-Law #2 Amendment Vote

July 2, 2015:

Pursuant to By-Law #1, Article 11 and Regulation #1, Article 6, amendments to By-Law #2 are being proposed for ratification by Standardbred Canada Breeder Members. The Breeder Members on the Standardbred Canada Board of Directors are in support of all of the proposed amendments and recommend approval....read on

Stallion Report Reminder

July 2, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is announcing that the 2015 Reports of Mares Bred (stallion reports) will not be mailed out this year....read on

Send Us Your Email And Go Paperless!

May 25, 2015:

In our continued effort to support environmentally-friendly benefits to members, Standardbred Canada is now providing a paperless billing option....read on

Are You Ready To Race?

May 22, 2015:

Do you have a two-year-old that will be qualifying soon, or do you have a horse that will be qualifying for the first time this year? Do you have your paperwork in order?...read on

Canada Hosts The World In 2017

March 3, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that it will host the 2017 World Trotting Conference and World Driving Championship....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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