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Ontario Merger Makes Headlines

December 15, 2017:

Thursday's merger that will combine Ontario Racing and the Ontario Standardbred Alliance into an independent, not-for-profit industry organization made headlines both in and outside horse racing circles....read on

Yonkers To Remove Passing Lane

December 15, 2017:

Less than a month ago, Yonkers Raceway announced that Cammie Haughton would serve as the track's director of racing. Haughton dropped a bombshell on Thursday regarding some upcoming changes to the New York half-miler including a decision to remove the track's stretch-drive passing lane....read on

Last Call For O'Briens Fan Voting

December 4, 2017:

Racing fans, here’s your chance to have a say in Canadian harness racing's year-end awards!...read on

Ontario Racing And Standardbred Alliance Vote To Merge

December 14, 2017:

The Board of Ontario Racing and members of the Standardbred Alliance have voted to merge the two existing organizations....read on

Walner's 2018 Stud Details Set

December 15, 2017:

Details on the location and stud fee for world champion and award-winning trotter Walner have been revealed....read on

Foal Registration Deadline December 31

December 7, 2017:

The deadline to register the 2017 foals is December 31, 2017. Application, registration fee and Stallion Service Certificate must be filed with Standardbred Canada’s office by the deadline....read on

Young Bucks Chase Driving Dream

December 15, 2017:

“I'm on my way there now. It's about six hours to get there. It'll be my second time driving at the Meadowlands. Last week, I drove one horse.”...read on

Cal Expo Pick-6 At $25,000

December 15, 2017:

Cal Expo is guaranteeing a $25,000 gross pool on Friday night’s 50-cent Pick-6, with a $10,684 carryover going into the sequence that covers races 6 through 11 on the program....read on

Young To Head Breed Development Fund

December 15, 2017:

The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund Board of Trustees, which runs the prestigious New York Sire Stakes series, unanimously approved the appointment of harness racing expert M. Kelly Young as the Fund’s Executive Director....read on

Solid Saturday Card At The Meadowlands

December 15, 2017:

The Saturday card at The Meadowlands indicates that winter racing will provide the wagering product horseplayers have embraced for years....read on

Meadows' Pick 5 Guaranteed At $50K

December 15, 2017:

Prompted by a three-day carryover of $19,774, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has established a $50,000 total-pool guarantee for its Pick 5 wager on Saturday, Dec. 16....read on

Mandatory Payout On Jackpot Hi-5

December 14, 2017:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced a mandatory payout date for its Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 jackpot wager....read on

Shepherd Doubles In Alliance Series

December 14, 2017:

Just one night removed from being dumped to the track and then taken to hospital following a scary-looking spill at Flamboro Downs, teamster Robert Shepherd bounced back to take down two divisions of Thursday evening's Alliance Series for conditioned claiming pacers of the female persuasion....read on

Six For Cool Muscle; Roy Wins Five

December 14, 2017:

It’s now six starts and six wins for trotter Cool Muscle thanks to his come-from-behind tally Thursday evening at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

OLG Releases Quarterly Results

December 14, 2017:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has released their industry performance results for the second quarter of the 2017-2018 fiscal year....read on

Santa Thrills In Northlands Backstretch

December 14, 2017:

On Sunday (December 10), Santa Claus himself found the time to stop by the annual ASHA Christmas Party, which was held at the Homestretch Cafe in the Northlands Park backstretch in Edmonton....read on

Helen Zurawel Passes

December 14, 2017:

The Alberta Standardbred industry is mourning the passing of Helen Zurawel after a brief illness....read on

Flamboro/Western Fair Holiday Schedule

December 14, 2017:

Trot Insider has received the holiday draw and racing schedule for Flamboro Downs and The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Woodbine, Rideau Holiday Schedules

December 14, 2017:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group’s Standardbred race office would like to inform horsepeople of the upcoming holiday draw, qualifying and racing schedule....read on

Heston Blue Chip Attracts Big Owner

December 14, 2017:

It has been announced that one of the biggest owners in the Standardbred industry has bought into stallion Heston Blue Chip....read on

Standardbred Racino Fined $1 Million

December 14, 2017:

It has been announced that a racino operator has agreed to pay a total of $1 million in fines after the presiding gaming control authority came down hard on the organization on Wednesday (December 13)....read on

Devious Man Joins Blue Chip

December 14, 2017:

Blue Chip Farms is pleased to announce that Credit Winner’s richest son, Devious Man, will stand at Blue Chip Farms in 2018 for $4,000....read on

Western Fair Trainers’ Race Is Tight

December 14, 2017:

The race for the 2017 Trainer of the Year title at The Raceway at Western Fair District is coming right down to the wire, as just nine programs remain in the season....read on

Submissions Wanted For Outstanding Groom Award

December 14, 2017:

Standardbred Canada (SC) is pleased to announce that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) will continue their partnership with SC on the Outstanding Groom Award for the third consecutive year....read on

Ontario Equestrian Donates To Research

December 13, 2017:

Ontario Equestrian presented a cheque for over $28,000 to Equine Guelph, for research, as part of their new branding launch during the Ontario Equestrian (OE) Member Appreciation Party at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on November 7, 2017....read on

West GTA Bundle Decision Imminent?

December 13, 2017:

It has been reported that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. could make an announcement in regard to its West GTA Gaming Bundle as early as this week....read on

Racehorse Is "Part Of The Family"

December 13, 2017:

“We’ve lasted longer than most marriages. I know it’s a business, but you get attached. There were many times when she bailed me out. She’s part of the family, really."...read on

Truro Adds Race Date

December 13, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Truro Raceway has added a race date to its 2017 race-date calendar....read on

Foiled Again Filling His Social Calendar

December 12, 2017:

It goes without saying that $7.5-million career earner Foiled Again is a bit of a big deal – so much so that he has already penciled in a date to mingle with some fans next summer....read on

‘Emoticon’ Could Be Even Better In 2018

December 12, 2017:

After in season in which she produced a pair of world record miles and won high-end stakes, including the Breeders Crown, Emoticon Hanover could be even better in 2018, according to her trainer, Luc Blais....read on

Gateway Presents Casino/Hotel Plan

December 11, 2017:

There’s a lot of uncertainty in London when it comes to plans for expanded gaming, but one possibility could involve the removal of some key buildings at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Lawsuit Getting Closer To The Truth

December 11, 2017:

The former premier of Ontario and other key government officials will no longer have to take the stand in open court to explain why the lucrative Slots at Racetracks Program (SARP) was cancelled, but the lawyer representing a group of Standardbred breeders in a $65 million lawsuit against the government said this past Thursday (December 7) the case is still progressing nicely....read on

SC Named Proximity Award Finalist

December 11, 2017:

Through its efforts in hosting and presenting a record-setting World Driving Championship this past August, Standardbred Canada has been selected as a finalist for the U.S. Harness Writers' Stan Bergstein-Proximity Award....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

December 10, 2017:

As we hit the final month of the year, I thought now would be a good time to provide you with an update regarding some of the projects that Standardbred Canada has been working on....read on / continuer à lire

Gifts For The Harness Racing Fan

December 10, 2017:

With only 15 days until Christmas, we’ve got some great gift ideas for the harness racing fan in your life!...read on

Ontario Animal Health Network Update

December 8, 2017:

Are you used to buying antibiotics like penicillin at the local feed or tack store? See what changes are in store for 2018 following the federal changes being made to address antimicrobial resistance....read on

2018 Fan Club Calendar Available

December 5, 2017:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s 2018 Heart of Harness Racing Calendar is available now!...read on

Atlantic Sires Stakes Stallion Registration

December 4, 2017:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association is now accepting Atlantic Sires Stakes stallion registrations for the 2018 breeding season....read on

SC To Present National Driving Championship In 2018

November 22, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that a National Driving Championship (NDC) will be hosted in 2018 and the winner will have the opportunity to join 2017 World Driving Champion, James MacDonald, in the 2019 World Driving Championship in Sweden....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

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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