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Update: Caesars To Acquire Centaur

November 17, 2017:

Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced on Thursday (November 16) it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Centaur Holdings, LLC—including 2017 Breeders Crown host Hoosier Park and its sister track Indiana Grand—for $1.7 billion....read on

Artspeak Coming To Canada

November 17, 2017:

On Friday (November 17), it was announced that 2014 Dan Patch and O'Brien Award winner Artspeak will stand stud in Ontario for the 2018 breeding season....read on

Notice Regarding Rideau Race Office

November 16, 2017:

Officials in the Mohawk Racetrack race office have announced that race office functions for Rideau Carleton Raceway will be centralized out of the Mohawk race office, effective Monday, November 20....read on

Red Shores Weekend Preview

November 17, 2017:

The capital oval will play host to programs Saturday (November 18) and Sunday (November 19) afternoon with 12:30 p.m. (Atlantic) start times and the ‘King’ of Island racing looking to make more history....read on

Muscle Massive On The Move

November 17, 2017:

Hanover Shoe Farms has announced that Muscle Massive, winner of the 2010 Hambletonian, will have a new home for the 2018 breeding season....read on

Five Straight For Gagnon At Rideau

November 17, 2017:

Winning fives races on a single card is an impressive feat, but winning five-in-a-row is ultra impressive....read on

Grand Slam For Streaking Claimer

November 17, 2017:

The winning streak is now four-in-a-row and counting for pacer A Boy Named Suuzz, who toyed with his claiming competitors Thursday evening (November 16) at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Hollywood Ending To A ‘JackPot’ Win

November 16, 2017:

A Toronto-area couple enjoying a Friday night movie at home got a surprise ending that seemingly only Hollywood writers could manufacture....read on

Catskill Hat Trick For Lightning Strike

November 16, 2017:

Monticello Raceway featured its normal Thursday mainstay, the Catskill Amateur Driving Event....read on

Plainridge Open To Mambo Lindy

November 16, 2017:

After competing against Hannelore Hanover, Crazy Wow and Marion Marauder in the Breeders Crown last month, Mambo Lindy returned home to Plainridge Park for his first start in 19 days and won the $14,000 Open Handicap Trot in commanding style on Thursday afternoon....read on

Matron Mania Hits Dover Downs

November 16, 2017:

Sophomore stars did battle in a quartet of Matron Stake Finals during Thursday’s card at Dover Downs, and a Canadian-based trotter got the party started....read on

Alagna On His ‘Fall Four’ Starters

November 16, 2017:

Trainer Tony Alagna knows Breeders Crown champion Stay Hungry will race in next week’s Governor’s Cup final and he hopes to send the colt some company for the event....read on

“It Did Take Some Time To Process”

November 16, 2017:

“I watched the race down on the rail and I just kept thinking to myself if nothing happened he was going to win. I can’t explain what it felt like, but it was so special.”...read on

Horseman Suspended Over Gate Incident

November 16, 2017:

A harness racing horseman has been fined and suspended in regard to an incident that occurred while he was working during a card of live Thoroughbred racing....read on

Fourteen Additional Tables For Rideau

November 16, 2017:

On Wednesday (November 15), Hard Rock was given the green light to expand its table-gaming offerings at Rideau Carleton Raceway from 21 to 35....read on

Report: Caesars Eyeing Hoosier Park

November 16, 2017:

Caesars Entertainment Corp. could announce this week that it is purchasing Centaur Gaming's Hoosier Park casino and Indiana Grand casino for more than $1 billion, according to a report....read on

2017 Media Award Submissions Wanted

November 3, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is seeking submissions for its 2017 Media Excellence Awards, to be presented at the O'Brien Awards ceremony on February 3, 2018....read on

Schnittker To Be Honoured

November 16, 2017:

When the Monticello – Goshen chapter of the United States Harness Writers holds its 59th annual awards banquet on Sunday, December 3, Ray Schnittker will again be the talk of the town....read on

Ohio Meeting Rescheduled

November 13, 2017:

The Ohio Standardbred Development Fund will now meet at the Riffe Center, 77 South High Street, Room 1948, on December 12 at 1 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and horsemen are encouraged to attend....read on

Wright Earns 5,000th Career Win

November 15, 2017:

Driver Darrell Wright recorded the 5,000th win of his career after he piloted Harveybear to victory in a conditioned pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday (November 15)....read on

Empire City To Explore Partnerships

November 15, 2017:

Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway announced on Wednesday (November 15) that it has initiated a process to explore alternatives, including strategic partnerships, to best position this leading gaming and entertainment facility for the future....read on

‘Fall Four’ Eliminations Drawn

November 15, 2017:

The Meadowlands Racetrack will be offering a program of live racing on Saturday night, as the 13-race card will feature $20,000 eliminations for the Freshman Fall Final Four stakes and a $25,000 TVG Open prep for the pacing mares....read on

Looking To Hit Another Home Run

November 15, 2017:

“I missed the foals. I love these horses. I can’t imagine not having them in my life. We’ll see what happens; right, wrong or indifferent. I’m having fun.”...read on

Robin Pleased With Breeders Classic Day

November 15, 2017:

British Columbia Harness Racing Executive Director Carla Robin has commented on BC Breeders Classic Day, the richest day of Standardbred racing in the province, which was contested this past Saturday (November 11) at Fraser Downs in Surrey....read on

Flamboro Closing For Training

November 15, 2017:

Officials with Flamboro Downs wish to advise horsemen of an impending closure to the track for training purposes....read on

The Fastest Of The Fast Pacers

November 15, 2017:

Without factoring post position, if the 15 fastest pacers in harness racing history were placed in a race, which horse would win?...read on

Gural, Murphy To Be Honoured

November 15, 2017:

Meadowlands Racetrack chairman and CEO Jeffrey Gural will be honoured with New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy at a gala this coming weekend....read on

COSA Releases First Newsletter

November 15, 2017:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association has released its first newsletter....read on

Amy Wildman Passes

November 15, 2017:

Amy C. Wildman, who was well known in Ohio, where she once operated a staking service, passed away on Saturday, November 11 at the age of 47....read on

'Welcome To Winter' Contest Winner Is...

November 15, 2017:

The results are in for the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Welcome To Winter Online Handicapping Contest!...read on

2017 Fall Speed Sale Results

November 15, 2017:

The 2017 edition of the Blooded Horse Sales Co.'s Fall Speed Sale has reached the halfway mark and continues through to Thursday, November 16....read on

A 'Real' Game-Changer For Fillion

November 14, 2017:

"I have a special thought for this horse every single night, thanking him for what he's given us. Thanks to him, I've been able to buy other horses, stay in the game I love."...read on

Mandatory ‘Big M’ Drivers Meeting

November 14, 2017:

It has been announced that Meadowlands Racing Chairman Jeff Gural, the track’s GM/COO Jason Settlemoir, and presiding judge John Tomasello will be requiring all drivers that compete at the track to attend a meeting with them this coming weekend....read on

Exclusive In-Race Live Stream

November 14, 2017:

Virtually every segment of the horse racing industry is trying its best to figure out how to engage and captivate potential customers – how to show them the thrill and exhilaration of live racing. Racing and wagering officials were recently allowed to view a live stream of a racer’s perspective during a pari-mutuel race, and the experience was almost second to none....read on

Northlands Friday Card Cancelled

November 14, 2017:

Officials with the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association have announced that the card of live racing that was scheduled for this coming Friday (November 17) at Northlands Park has been cancelled....read on

Brown: ‘Seaside’ Has Gotten Better

November 14, 2017:

“He had some tough spots where things weren’t going his way and we could have easily lost him, but he recovered. I think it speaks to his guts and his durability. I just wish he would have been this good a couple months ago.”...read on

Gateway Casino Workers Ratify Contract

November 14, 2017:

Unifor Local 444 members at the Dresden and Point Edward Casinos have ratified new three-year contracts with Gateway Casinos & Entertainment....read on

COSA To Hold Membership Meeting

November 13, 2017:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association will be holding its eighth annual general meeting later this month....read on

Lots Of Action In Alberta

November 13, 2017:

Horse Racing Alberta has brought the industry up to speed in terms of what horsepeople are currently on the move, and what new stock has recently been purchased by Alberta-based owners....read on

Diamond Creek Announces 2018 Fees

November 13, 2017:

Officials with Diamond Creek Farm have announced the 2018 stud fees for A Rocknroll Dance, Always B Miki, Creatine, Downbytheseaside, Father Patrick, Southwind Frank and Sweet Lou....read on

250th Anniversary Celebrated At The Royal

November 13, 2017:

This past Friday evening, the 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing was showcased as part of the 95th Annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto....read on

Western Fair Discussions Continue

November 13, 2017:

The London Free Press has published an article about the ongoing discussions in regard to future gaming and potential expansion at the Western Fair District....read on

Borth: ‘I Just Enjoy It All’

November 13, 2017:

“I like doing all three – driving, training and owning horses. I enjoy driving, but when you have a stable of your own, making sure you get the harnesses ready, preparing all the things outside of the times when you’re in the bike, it’s a lot of work. But when it pays off after all the time you put in, it’s definitely a good feeling."...read on

Racing Under Saddle Ontario Meeting Set

November 12, 2017:

The Board of Directors of Racing Under Saddle Ontario has announced that its Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3....read on

SC Rewind: Remembrance Day

November 11, 2017:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith writes about Remembrance Day and what a special day it is for all Canadians. His story includes some personal recollections connected with November 11th....read on

SC Launches Helpful Horse Tips

November 11, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has launched an Equine Health Tip feature on its website and in TROT Magazine to help owners, trainers and all participants in the industry in encouraging and promoting the safety and health of their most prized possession, the Standardbred horse....read on

Final Harrisburg Session Wraps Up

November 10, 2017:

The 2017 Standardbred Horse Sales Company Annual Sale wrapped up on Friday (November 10) at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg with the second of two mixed sessions....read on

Photos: MacDonald At The Royal

November 9, 2017:

The 2017 World Driving Champion, James MacDonald made a guest appearance at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on Wednesday, November 8 in the Trot 4 Kids Stable section of Equine Guelph’s Equimania! exhibit....read on

Standardbred Canada Introduces One Free Month For Late Starters

November 6, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has announced that it is rolling out Late Start Eligibility to members, effective immediately....read on

Call For Cam Fella Award Submissions

November 5, 2017:

Nominations for the Cam Fella Award are now being accepted and must be received by December 1 to be considered for the 2017 award....read on

Knowing Our Audience

November 4, 2017:

During the 2017 WDC, betting from Australia and New Zealand resulted in tracks breaking long-standing records: the highest handle in Atlantic Canada, the most ever bet on Century Downs, and wagering unmatched in years on cards at Hippodrome 3R and Georgian Downs. Why did it happen?...read on / continuer a lire

SC Participates In Lobby Day In Ottawa

November 2, 2017:

Standardbred Canada President and CEO, Dan Gall, along with Board Director, Maurice Stewart, of Alberta, travelled to Parliament Hill to discuss issues of concern to Standardbred Canada members....read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program Update

October 5, 2017:

The Quebec Jockey Club has announced some changes to the province’s mare residency program for the 2017 breeding season....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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