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Ontario Boys Opener To Cajon Lightning

February 6, 2016:

Cajon Lightning opened the Ontario Boys Series with a late-closing victory over his popular stablemate in the $18,000 first leg on Saturday night (Feb. 6) at Woodbine on

Opens To Crazshana, Atta Boy Dan

February 7, 2016:

Crazshana and Atta Boy Dan shared the spotlight at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night (Feb. 6), winning the co-featured $32,000 Open on

COSA Official Fire Fund

January 5, 2016:

People wishing to make donations to the victims of Monday night's tragic barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre are being asked to do so through an official GoFundMe page which has been set up by the Central Ontario Standardbred on

SC Annual Members Meeting Details

February 2, 2016:

Standardbred Canada members are invited to attend the SC Annual Meeting of on

2015 O'Briens Hosts Announced

February 6, 2016:

With the 2015 O’Brien Awards just one week away, expectations for an entertaining night are mounting. The evening will feature some of harness racing's most recognizable personalities, including co-hosts Ken Middleton and Greg on

'Rain Cloud' Wins Flamboro Preferred

February 6, 2016:

Rain Cloud Hanover converted off a pocket trip to win the $7,500 Preferred 3 Pace for fillies and mares, which closed out the Saturday night (Feb. 6) card of harness racing at Flamboro on

Diamond Cowboy Shines In Open Pace

February 6, 2016:

Diamond Cowboy put in a gem of an effort on Saturday night (Feb. 6) to prevail in Buffalo Raceway's featured $10,000 Open Pace by beating a stubborn Beach Hero by three-quarters of a length in on

Preferred Win Part Of Palone's Big Day

February 6, 2016:

Buried at the pylons entering the stretch, Rockin Ron exploited a suddenly vacant Lightning Lane and scored an 8-1 upset in Saturday’s $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The on

Spriggs Is U.S. Rep For Amateur Series

February 6, 2016:

Dein Spriggs has, literally, won the right to represent the Florida Amateur Driving Club (FADC) and the U.S.A. as Pompano Park gets set to host the Isle International Amateur Series on March 12 and 13 at the South Florida five-eighths mile on

Cardinal, Violet Stakes Nominations Due

February 6, 2016:

Hawthorne Race Course, the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association and the Illinois Department of Agriculture would like remind horsemen that nominating payments for the 2016 Cardinal and Violet Stakes, to be contested at Hawthorne Race Course, are due to the Illinois Department of Agriculture by Monday, Feb. on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1940s

February 6, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind, Robert Smith takes a look back at some of the personalities and events from the decade of the 1940's in the ongoing feature Years on

Chewy Baca Edges Out Open Rivals

February 6, 2016:

Chewy Baca was a wire-to-wire winner in Friday night's $10,500 Open Pace at Fraser Downs as he managed to hold off rivals closing on both sides for the narrow on

Whiskersonkittens Sweeps Series

February 6, 2016:

Hawthorne Race Course hosted the last two series finals for the winter meet on Friday night (Feb. 5) as the females were featured in the Pretty Direct and Ohyouprettything Pacing on

New Track Superintendant At Big M

February 6, 2016:

Longtime Meadowlands Director of Track Maintenance Gary Wolff is leaving the historic harness racing facility to become the new track superintendant at Hoosier Park in on

Opulent Yankee Wires Trotters; Pick 5 Hit

February 5, 2016:

Opulent Yankee ($5.40) is finding his best stride again, capturing Friday (Feb. 5) evening's featured $25,000 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadowlands in pillar-to-post fashion, digging deep to hold sway for a 1:53 triumph in the night's second of 14 on

The Count B, Ontario Girls Underway

February 5, 2016:

Winter series action ramped up Friday night (Feb. 5) at Woodbine Racetrack with round one of The Count B and Ontario Girls on

Tharps Reaches 5,000-Win Milestone

February 5, 2016:

Randy Tharps became the 103rd harness driver in North American history to reach 5,000 career victories on Friday night (Feb. 5) at Miami Valley on

Regil Elektra Wins Mares Open

February 5, 2016:

Regil Elektra (Jason Bartlett, $3.20) won the draw, the hearts and minds of the electorate and the race Friday night, annexing Yonkers Raceway’s $32,000 Filly and Mare Open on

Repeat Winner Overlooked In Open Trot

February 5, 2016:

It sure turned out to be a head scratcher in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Trot on Friday night (Feb. 5) on

Meeting Attendance Encouraged

February 5, 2016:

Via release, the four horsepeople behind a polarizing proposal for the Ontario horse racing industry have stated that they are cautiously optimistic about upcoming information sessions that have been announced by a new entity that goes by the name of the Ontario Racing on

Heather Heads Downunder

February 5, 2016:

While much attention was given to driver Tim Tetrick for his appearance in a driver's challenge during the 2015 TABtouch Inter Dominion series in Australia, he wasn't the only North American racing personality making headlines on

Gerry Probert Passes

February 5, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Manitoba and Saskatchewan horseman Gerry Probert passed away on Thursday, February 4 at the age of on

Harness Trainer Guilty Of Fraud

February 5, 2016:

Earlier this week, a Standardbred trainer pleaded guilty to a charge of 'dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception' after he admitted to having defrauded a client of more than $25,000 over a five-year period for the breeding and training of a racehorse that did not on

Hilton’s Chef Preps For O’Briens

February 5, 2016:

Unique awards, a full video production, great food, music, and incredible guests combine to make the O’Brien Awards one of the most anticipated annual events for horse people in on

PA Sire Stakes Payments Due March 15

February 5, 2016:

The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission has issued a reminder to Standardbred horse owners that 2016 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes payments for two-year-old and three-year-old horses are due by March on

Always A Virgin Book Full, Closed

February 5, 2016:

Officials with Victory Hill Farm have announced that the book for Always A Virgin is now full and on

Believeinbruiser Returns

February 4, 2016:

After a few seasons standing stateside, pacing stallion Believeinbruiser is returning to Ontario for stud duty in on

Western Fair Tweaks Wagering Menu

February 4, 2016:

Officials with The Raceway at Western Fair District wish to advise customers that it will be making some modifications to the track’s daily wagering menu for the balance of the month of on

John Anthony ‘Tony’ MacRae Passes

February 4, 2016:

On the morning of Sunday, January 31, horseman John Anthony ‘Tony’ MacRae passed away at the age of on

Robert 'Bob' Metcalfe Passes

February 4, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime trainer Robert 'Bob' Metcalfe passed away on Saturday, January 30 at the age of on

Alberta Stallion Auction Underway

February 3, 2016:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association (ASHA) has announced that its stallion auction is now underway, with proceeds to be donated to the Classy Lane Barn Fire on

Ont. S-Bred Info Session Details

February 2, 2016:

The Ontario Racing Association (ORA) will be hosting informal information sessions with Standardbred horsepeople at Western Fair District on Tuesday, February 9, and at Mohawk Racetrack on Wednesday, February on

SC’s Feb. 15 Stakes Payment Notice

February 1, 2016:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind owners and trainers that stakes payments are due February on

Call For Horse Racing Appeal Panel

January 31, 2016:

The recently passed Horse Racing Licence Act, 2015 will cause a significant change in the way appeals of horse racing decisions are adjudicated in on

Kozell To Sing At 2015 O'Briens

January 29, 2016:

Organizers for the 27th edition of the O’Brien Awards are pleased to announce that Etobicoke, Ontario native Kaitlin Kozell will open the Gala with the American and Canadian national on

Outstanding Groom Award Finalists

January 27, 2016:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Outstanding Groom Award, sponsored by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming on

New CPMA Guideline Book Available

January 20, 2016:

On Wednesday, January 20, officials with the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency issued a memorandum to regulatory bodies, racing associations and horsepeople’s groups stating that the CPMA 2016 Elimination Guidelines Booklet is now available for on

Reducing Fire Risk On Your Farm

January 19, 2016:

The equine team at Ontario's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has compiled an information package to help industry participants reduce the risk of barn on

2015 O’Brien Award Details

January 13, 2016:

Tickets and ads for the 2015 O’Brien Awards, scheduled for Saturday, February 13 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel (formerly the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre) in Mississauga, Ont., are now on on

2016 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 11, 2016:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2016 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide on

Barn Fire Investigation Concludes

January 8, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that the full on-scene investigation into the tragic barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre concluded on on

Update: Tragic Fire At Classy Lane

January 5, 2016:

A barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre in Puslinch, Ont. started at roughly 11 p.m. on Monday, January 4 and claimed the lives of more than 40 horses. Trot Insider can confirm the names of the 39 Standardbred racehorses, 1 Thoroughbred, and 3 Miniatures, that perished. The list includes millionaire pacer Apprentice on

2016 Improvement Program Confirmed

December 22, 2015:

On Tuesday, December 22, the Ontario Racing Commission sent out a Notice to the Industry stating that Ontario’s Standardbred Improvement Program is confirmed for 2016, following the Ontario Racing Commission’s Board of Directors approval of both the 2016 budget and Program elements as developed by the Standardbred Advisory on

2015 O’Brien Finalists Announced

December 21, 2015:

On Monday, December 21, Standardbred Canada announced the finalists for the 2015 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past on

Standardbred Canada's 2016 Sales Dates

December 20, 2015:

Standardbred Canada has announced the details surrounding the 2016 edition of the Canadian Yearling on

Call For 2016 Two-Year-Olds

December 15, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is soliciting all your 2016 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide 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 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 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) on

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