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SC Rewind: Richelieu Park Memories

February 25, 2017:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls the eventful decade of the 1950's when Canadian harness racing was making great strides in the Province of Quebec, especially Montreal....read on

Daniels To Be Honoured In Truro

February 25, 2017:

Longtime Standardbred Canada field rep and Truro Raceway race office supervisor Diane Daniels will be honoured at the Truro Sports Heritage Society Awards Dinner on Sunday, March 5 at the Best Western Glengarry in Truro....read on

Carol Bodkin Passes

February 25, 2017:

Carol Bodkin, 71, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 23 at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, Ont. after a courageous battle with cancer....read on

Miracle Redemption For Lennytheshark

February 25, 2017:

A mere nose cost Lennytheshark victory in last year’s Miracle Mile when Australia’s most popular pacer was beaten by Have Faith In Me....read on

Support For Unified Rules

February 23, 2017:

Participants from across the nation have backed Standardbred Canada's call for a national set of rules and regulations for the country's harness racing industry....read on

Mach It A Par Prevails At Yonkers

February 24, 2017:

Mach It A Par (Jason Bartlett, $6) was the third and last leader Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Harness Racing B.C. Meeting Notice

February 24, 2017:

The Board of Directors of Harness Racing B.C. (HRBC) has announced that its Annual General Meeting for 2017 will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2017 at 5 p.m. in the Backstretch Restaurant....read on

Sowers Celebrates 1,000th Training Win

February 24, 2017:

When Monster Cantab ($20.40) crossed the finish line in Buffalo Raceway's sixth race on Friday night (February 24), it gave trainer Philip 'Bo' Sowers his 1,000th career victory....read on

Waasmula Wires Woodbine Mares

February 24, 2017:

New millionaire Waasmula wired a field of Preferred mares for her second straight victory this year at Woodbine Racetrack in the $30,000 feature early Friday evening (February 24)....read on

All Bets Off Wins 2017 Qualifying Debut

February 24, 2017:

Double millionaire pacer and former O'Brien Award finalist All Bets Off returned to work and won his 2017 qualifying debut on Friday evening (February 24) at The Meadowlands....read on

Winter Warm-Up Contest Open!

February 24, 2017:

There's nothing like a handicapping contest to warm you up and re-energize your spirits in the dead of winter! The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s first handicapping contest of 2017 is for racing action this weekend...read on

Galliers Launches Jackies Rocket To Win

February 24, 2017:

For the fifth consecutive week, there was a new winner in the Friday (February 24) night feature at Miami Valley Raceway, the $22,000 Mares Open Pace....read on

Opulent Yankee Wins Big M Feature

February 24, 2017:

Andy Miller entered the weekend in ninth place in The Meadowlands driver standings, but Friday night reminded fans why the “Orange Crush” can still get it done with four wins including a score in the featured trot with Opulent Yankee....read on

Safety Helmet & Vest Amendment In CA

February 24, 2017:

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) conducted its regular meeting Thursday, February 23, at Santa Anita Park....read on

Zuccarello Has A Zest For Racing

February 24, 2017:

If there is only one regret Matt Zuccarello harbours, and there certainly are few as he approaches each day with a zeal not many people possess, it is that he did not become involved in harness racing in his youth....read on

Canadian Horse Racing Celebrates 250 Years

February 24, 2017:

Our entire nation will be celebrating 150 years of confederation in 2017, but for Canada’s horse racing industry, this year represents an even bigger anniversary, the 250th Anniversary of our great sport in this great land....read on

Celebration Of Life For Suksiri

February 24, 2017:

Well known and popular groom Paul 'Pauly' Suksiri passed away recently after a courageous battle with cancer....read on

‘Post Time’ To Provide English Call

February 24, 2017:

It has been announced that 'Post Time with Mike and Mike' will provide an English race call for the French Triple Crown attempt on Sunday morning (February 26)....read on

Head Harness Judge Let Go

February 24, 2017:

It has been reported that David Farquharson, the chairman of stewards for Queensland Harness Racing that had been suspended for the past two months, has been fired....read on

Rivalry Brewing At Yonkers Raceway

February 24, 2017:

Pacers Somewhere In L A and Caviart Luca have a great deal in common. They’re both six-year-old geldings by Somebeachsomewhere out of Western Hanover mares; they each have four wins this season; and they share a seasonal mark of 1:52.2....read on

Saratoga Conditioned Races: No Caps

February 24, 2017:

Saratoga Casino & Hotel will no longer be using purse caps on conditioned races....read on

WHHC Leg Spices ‘Big M’ Saturday

February 24, 2017:

Racing at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, February 25 is an interesting mix of a dozen pacing races. Included among them are four divisions of the second leg of the popular ‘Race for the G-Notes’ series made ultra-competitive by the ensuing scramble for the coveted 10 positions in next week’s $15,000 final....read on

Century Downs Racing Club Returns

February 23, 2017:

With harness racing set to return to Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in less than a month, the Century Downs Racing Club is gearing up its second season....read on

Western Fair To Host Veterans’ Classic

February 23, 2017:

The Western Fair District will be celebrating and honouring our military at its newly launched 'Veterans’ Classic' event....read on

New Owner Discusses The Plunge

February 23, 2017:

“Once I got four or five months into it, my goal was to have an open pacer, an open mare and an open trotter. I think we’re kind of there now. We might be light on the trotter side but we’ll see. I guess time will tell.”...read on

Publication To Celebrate 250 Years

February 23, 2017:

A full 100 years before the confederation of Canada, the first advertised horse race took place in 1767 on the Plains of Abraham....read on

But What Does It Mean For You?

February 22, 2017:

"What Amy and I have accomplished in building a 61-horse stable from nothing, and clientele list with over 200 active participants, will pale in comparison to the foundation we are building for this industry"...read on

Mission Brief Retired, Sold

February 22, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that world champion trotting mare Mission Brief has been retired and sold....read on

OR Responds To Group Statement

February 23, 2017:

Ontario Racing (OR) has commented on a statement issued by the Horse Peoples' Alliance of Ontario regarding its Letter of Intent webinar....read on

SRF Has Breedings For Sale

February 23, 2017:

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has new breedings for sale, and also appreciates the donation of breedings throughout the season....read on

Cape Breton Auction & Dance Details

February 22, 2017:

The Cape Breton Island Horsemen Association will be hosting a fundraising auction and dance on Saturday, April 1 at the Emera Centre, starting at 6 p.m....read on

Fraser Track Conditions Discussed

February 22, 2017:

Officials from Harness Racing BC and the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation have commented on the current state of the track at Fraser Downs, which has been hampered by numerous freeze/thaw cycles this winter....read on

Hall Of Fame Noms Due March 1

February 22, 2017:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has issued a reminder to the horse racing community that the deadline to nominate horses or people for the Class of 2017 is one week away (Wednesday, March 1).

Nominations of those who have made a significant contribution to Canadian horse racing are being accepted for the following categories:...read on

Stakeholder Working Group Details

February 21, 2017:

Following the release of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s (AGCO) ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ Findings Report last week, three Working Groups are being established to review and make recommendations for policy reform....read on

A Special Trip North Of The Border

February 21, 2017:

Horseman George Teague recently provided Trot Insider with an update on his star pacer, Wiggle It Jiggleit. At that time, Teague did not mention that he’d be making a trip north of the border in just a few short weeks....read on

Rankin Case Back In The Media

February 21, 2017:

It has been 10 years since the murder of hobby horseman/racing enthusiast Randy Rankin rocked the southern Ontario Standardbred industry. Now, after a decade, the cold case has resurfaced in the mainstream media....read on

Emprize Hanover's Family Day Foal

February 21, 2017:

After her adoptive and supportive role as a surrogate mom in 2016, it's perhaps only fitting that broodmare Emprize Hanover would deliver her 2017 foal on a holiday known as Family Day....read on

Brotherly Love Brings Nixon Back

February 20, 2017:

Justin Nixon is sitting on a stool in the Woodbine paddock trying to figure out an issue with a friend’s iPhone....read on

From Parliament Hill To Standardbreds

February 20, 2017:

How is an award-winning Manitoba-bred horse -- currently competing successfully in Ontario -- connected to one of Canada's Members of Parliament?...read on

Outspoken And Out For Change

February 19, 2017:

"I want to see [horse racing] prosper. I think I'm the right guy for the job because for 30 years, it always seemed my vision was not of its time, and now I've got a board of directors that endorses it"...read on / continuer à lire

All In The Family For Wellwoods

February 18, 2017:

Bill Wellwood accomplished much with his thoughtful attention to detail as a trainer and harness horseman, quite enough to be inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame....read on

EHV-1 Confirmed In Ontario

February 16, 2017:

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

AGCO Releases Finding Report

February 16, 2017:

In the spring of 2016, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) launched its ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ project, directed at modernizing the regulatory rules that govern horse racing in Ontario....read on

Stay Mindful Of EHV-1 Signs

February 15, 2017:

It’s that time of year again when horses are returning home from racing, training and competition grounds south of the border....read on

Canadian Submissions Wanted For 2017 International Media Awards

February 14, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is calling for entries for the 2017 International Media Awards competition which is a component of the World Trotting Conference to be held in Charlottetown, PEI this August....read on

SC, Forest City Announce The London Selected Yearling Sale

February 14, 2017:

Standardbred Canada and Forest City Standardbred Sales Inc. are proud to announce that agreement in principle has been reached to combine the two yearling sales into one which is scheduled to take place at the Western Fair District Metroland Media Agriplex in London, Ont. on the weekend of October 14 and 15, 2017....read on

Letter Of Intent Published

February 10, 2017:

As part of its information session on Friday (February 10), Ontario Racing published the executed Letter Of Intent (LOI), the nonbinding legal document which underpins the proposed long-term funding agreement for horse racing in Ontario....read on

2017 Standardbred Horse Improvement Program (HIP) Details

February 10, 2017:

As part of Ontario Racing’s (OR) vision to be the customer-focused leader and representative voice of a world class horse racing industry, OR has been tasked with directing breed improvement programs, including the Standardbred Improvement Program (SIP)....read on

Governance Changes For Ontario Racing

February 9, 2017:

Ontario Racing (OR) is pleased to announce that OR governance has continued to evolve to ensure the Board of Directors is representative of the broader horse racing industry and to ensure that OR is led by experienced and knowledgeable individuals....read on

2017 OSS Schedule Released

February 9, 2017:

Ontario Racing is pleased to release the 2017 Ontario Sires Stakes race schedule....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

February 6, 2017:

"In early January as I was watching the World Junior Hockey gold medal game between Canada and the United States, I felt terribly disappointed at the end, when after three hours of incredibly exciting hockey, we watched the gold medal awarded with a passive, slow and boring shootout"....read on / continuer à lire

National Rules & Regulations Survey

February 6, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is launching a national vote on whether our members want to see one set of rules for all racing in Canada...read on

Preliminary Long Term Funding Consultation Report Released

February 3, 2017:

Ontario Racing is pleased to release a preliminary report that summarizes the views and perspectives received from industry stakeholders regarding a proposed long term funding framework for horse racing in Ontario....read on

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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