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Rookie Trotters Are All The Rage

July 16, 2018:

Thunder, lightning and heavy rains walloped Woodbine Mohawk Park prior to the start of Monday’s program, but two-year-old trotting colts and geldings of the Ontario Sires Stakes program seemed to take it all in stride....read on

Faces Of Racing: Ben Hollingsworth

July 16, 2018:

“Nothing is better then seeing a horse you cared for go on and do well, whether it is for you or not. To know you have had a small part of that horse’s success is very rewarding.”...read on

'Hard Rock' Series Noms Due Today

July 14, 2018:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway would like to remind horsepeople that nominations for the Hard Rock Claiming Series are due today (Monday, July 16)....read on

Speed Rules In Sharpes Series

July 16, 2018:

Grand River Raceway hosted two finals of the Sharpe’s Summer Series on Monday evening. The series, sponsored by Sharpe Farm Supplies Ltd., has been showcased at five tracks throughout the province....read on

Major Recovery For Casanovas Jewel

July 16, 2018:

Casanovas Jewel erased a 10-length deficit following a break and roared home for an improbable victory in Monday’s $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows....read on

Future Life Upsets In Pocono Feature

July 16, 2018:

Future Life swept from sixth just past the three-quarter pole, steadily coming on three- and four-wide through the turn and in the stretch to catch Unbeamlieveable by a half-length while taking the $14,000 claiming handicap distaff pacing feature Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Davis Doubles In Plainridge Features

July 16, 2018:

Although Eddie Davis, Jr. hasn’t had as many starts at Plainridge Park this year as he’s had in the past, there’s no question he is still one of the craftiest reinsmen to regularly compete in the Commonwealth....read on

Credit Winner Sons Excel At Monticello

July 16, 2018:

Go down the road as fast and far as you can go seemed to be the tactic of the day as many of the afternoon participants of Monticello Raceway’s Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts tried to follow that pattern. Some were successful, others not....read on

Takter Provides Lazarus Update

July 16, 2018:

Jimmy Takter has provided an update on Down Under superstar Lazarus, the Bettors Delight horse that is prepping for his anticipated U.S. debut. In the update, Takter discusses many aspects of the horse, including acclimation, goals, drivers, and the potential of a legendary legacy....read on

Ford On Sports Wagering Revenue

July 16, 2018:

Mark Ford, the president of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey, has issued a brief statement in regard to sports wagering revenue that is generated at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

John Erik Magnusson Passes

July 16, 2018:

John Erik Magnusson, who bred and raced horses under the 'ACL Farm' banner, passed away suddenly on Saturday (July 14) at the age of 66....read on

Miller On His Tuesday Stakes Drives

July 16, 2018:

Driver Andy Miller has commented on a pair of stakes drives that he is scheduled to take to the gate on Tuesday (July 17) at the Meadows in Pennsylvania....read on

Excitement For Vic Hayter Memorial

July 16, 2018:

Clinton Raceway General Manager Ian Fleming can’t think of a better way to honour the memory of Vic Hayter than to raise money for two of Hayter’s biggest passions....read on

Hurricane Beach Leads Mixed Sale

July 15, 2018:

Of 130 horses to pass through the ring at the Tattersalls 2018 Summer Mixed Sale on Sunday afternoon (July 15) at The Meadowlands, Hurricane Beach and TJ Blast attracted bids of over $100,000 on an afternoon which saw total sales exceed $3.1 million....read on

Hippodrome Series Kicking Off Tuesday

July 16, 2018:

A field of ten three-year-old trotting colts and geldings are scheduled to headline the opening round of the Breeders Cup Series at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday evening (July 17)....read on

Hoosier Park Sale Completed

July 16, 2018:

On Monday (July 16), Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Centaur Holdings, LLC....read on

Sires Stakes On Tap At Northfield

July 16, 2018:

Back-to-back nights of Ohio Sires Stakes action is slated to commence on July 16 at Northfield Park....read on

Batavia Draws Upcoming This Week

July 16, 2018:

Batavia Downs’ 2018 live meet will kick off next Monday (July 23), and the track will host legs of the New York Sire Stakes during the first two nights of its season....read on

PA All Stars At Pocono Tuesday

July 16, 2018:

The final Pennsylvania All-Stars event of the season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will take place this Tuesday evening (July 17), as four $30,000 divisions of two-year-old pacing fillies will head postward....read on

Buffalo Double Draw Tuesday

July 16, 2018:

Horsepeople are reminded that Buffalo Raceway will conduct a double draw on Tuesday morning (July 17) for the closing weekend programs which will take place this coming Friday and Saturday evenings....read on

Gold Fillies Deliver On Expectations

July 15, 2018:

One night after hosting the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots season opener for the two-year-old trotting fillies, Georgian Downs rolled out the red carpet for their Gold level peers, who stepped up the tempo as they battled for a total of $200,000 in three divisions....read on

Dontchase Justpace Wins Lady Crocus

July 15, 2018:

Dontchase Justpace lived up to her name with a pacesetting victory in the $12,280 Lady Crocus Stakes for three-year-old fillies on Sunday afternoon (July 15) at Holland Fair, Manitoba....read on

Killer Thriller Takes New Mark At Rideau

July 15, 2018:

Killer Thriller completed driver Brett MacDonald's Sunday night grand slam at Rideau Carleton Raceway with a career-best performance in the $8,400 Preferred Handicap Pace....read on

A Day Of Firsts At Dresden

July 15, 2018:

Brittany Kennedy has been around harness racing her whole life and on Sunday (July 15) she filed another notch in her racing career as she scored her first win as a driver....read on

Alberta Marksman Elims Complete

July 15, 2018:

Freedoms Rescue ($15.60) was fastest of 19 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings to face the starter in Sunday afternoon's (July 15) Alberta Marksman eliminations at Century Downs, pouncing from the pocket to upend odds-on favourite Custards Laststand in 1:54.3....read on

Hudson Phil Lowers 3R Track Record

July 15, 2018:

With sunny skies and warm temperatures, the conditions were perfect for a track record to be set at Hippodrome 3R on Sunday (July 15) and Hudson Phil made it happen....read on

Sharpes Second Round At Clinton

July 15, 2018:

Grand Bay and Godro Machine held firm on the lead in their respective $5,000 second-round events in the Sharpes Feed Series for pacing fillies and mares on Sunday afternoon (July 15) at Clinton Raceway....read on

Intended Royalty Reigns At Inverness

July 15, 2018:

After narrowly holding sway for a pillar-to-post win over the strong Doubleshotascotch in last week's top pace, Randy and Edward Copley's Intended Royalty ($3.20) made much easier work of his rivals in Sunday afternoon's (July 15) $1,150 winners-over pacing feature at Inverness Raceway....read on

Sweet Lou And 'Captain' Rookies Shine

July 15, 2018:

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono featured six $20,000 sections of the first leg of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for two-year-old pacing colts on Sunday, and in the end, two hot stallions came away with honours as Captaintreacherous and Sweet Lou each fathered three of the winners....read on

'Team McNair' Opens NY Sires Stakes

July 15, 2018:

The Canadian father-son team of trainer Gregg McNair and driver Doug McNair opened Sunday's New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) action at Tioga Downs with a victory courtesy of two-year-old pacing filly Prescient Beauty....read on

Buff Trots By Favourite In Saratoga Open

July 15, 2018:

Buff recorded his first Open Trot score of the season at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday afternoon (July 15) as the Jackie Greene trainee out-trotted the favourite home in the final eighth of a mile....read on

More The Better N Wins U.S. Debut

July 15, 2018:

More The Better N, having to come from eighth at the half in a third-over flow, was just along to take his United States debut, a $30,000 Great Northeast Series open pace, in 1:49.1 on Sunday afternoon (July 15) at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on

Such An Angel Best At Yonkers

July 15, 2018:

Such An Angel (Brian Sears, $14.60) did it quite well Sunday afternoon (July 15), winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $54,800 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Gentleman Jim's Wager

July 15, 2018:

New Brunswick-born Jim Doherty quietly defined excellence over a training and driving career spanning six decades. His earliest victories in the Maritimes were instrumental in establishing his Hall of Fame career, but it was the gamble that he took when relocating to the U.S. that pushed him over the top....read on

Courtly Choice Charges In 'Pace'

July 14, 2018:

Sitting second over off a fast pace, Canadian-based and co-owned Courtly Choice edged wide into the stretch and surged past long shot and first-over challenger Dorsoduro Hanover to win the $701,830 Meadowlands Pace in 1:47.1....read on

2018 Meadowlands Pace Card Overview

July 14, 2018:

The $701,830 Meadowlands Pace final headlined a smorgasbord of stakes affairs on the Saturday, July 14 program at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

'Czar' Soars In Governor's Plate

July 15, 2018:

Veteran-driver Kenny Arsenault worked a perfect trip for Czar Seelster in the $25,000 Governor’s Plate Final, winning in 1:53.2 on Saturday, July 14 at Summerside Raceway....read on

Registration Open For Chaplaincy Golf

July 14, 2018:

The 11th annual golf tournament for The Standardbred Race Track Chaplaincy of Canada will be held at Granite Ridge Golf Course on September 19....read on

High-Priced Rookies Impressive

July 14, 2018:

The Meadowlands Pace Day edition of Breakfast With The Babies was conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday (July 14) under perfect conditions, with no wind and temperatures of 80 °F, and a number of highly sought after 2017 yearlings turning heads with strong qualifying miles....read on

SC Rewind: Old Woodbine, Early Years

July 14, 2018:

In this week's 'Rewind,' Robert Smith takes a rather nostalgic look back at a very important time in our sport's history. His piece recalls the 1954 opening of the Old Woodbine track in downtown Toronto and revives a few memories from the early years at that historic track....read on

Faces Of Racing: Roxanne Viau

July 14, 2018:

“I was the happiest little girl in town. My dad was in the horse business with dozens of racehorses and he had four children to take care of them. This is how I learned the real job of being a caretaker.”...read on

Takter Talks Retirement, Depression

July 13, 2018:

As any participant in harness racing knows, the sport is an emotional roller coaster full of thrilling highs and painful lows. What many people might not necessarily recognize is how that roller coaster affects everyone, even those at the top of the industry....read on

Campbell Discusses Positive Test

July 13, 2018:

Horseman Marc Campbell was as surprised as anyone when a horse he trains tested positive for a prescription medication administered to people that has resulted in a 14-day suspension....read on

Videos Introduce Newbies To Racing

July 13, 2018:

How difficult is it for a newcomer to sit behind a Standardbred, bathe a racehorse, or call an actual race?...read on

American Winner Passes

July 13, 2018:

American Winner, the 1993 Hambletonian champion and one of the breed's most influential sires, died Friday morning (July 13) at age 28 at owner Robert Key's Winning Key Farm in Pennsylvania....read on

Great Plans In The Works For National Caretaker Appreciation Day

July 13, 2018:

Racetracks and associations across the country are making final preparations for the inaugural edition of National Caretaker Appreciation Day events being held the weekend of July 20-22....read on

Faces Of Racing: Diana Woods

July 12, 2018:

"I just love these animals. They give you a reason to get up in the morning. They trust you to look after them. They give you their all every time they go race. I can’t imagine not looking after them."...read on

Harness Racing At Lansdowne Fair

July 12, 2018:

Even though fair racing is an unparalleled way for newcomers who otherwise would never be exposed to racing to view the sport in close proximity, it has become nearly non-existent in recent years in Ontario. The work of individuals like Tom Lindsay, however, is trying to stop this trend....read on

Hall Of Fame Gala Four Weeks Away

July 12, 2018:

The evening of August 8 promises to be an exciting one, as the Class of 2018 will be formally inducted to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame....read on

'Beach' Memories: U.S. Debut

July 12, 2018:

It was 10 years ago this year that pacing colt Somebeachsomewhere dominated harness racing's headlines throughout his nearly flawless sophomore season....read on

Larry & Jackie Drysdale Retiring

July 11, 2018:

After dedicating their entire adult lives to the sport of harness racing, Larry & Jackie Drysdale of Winbak Canada, are moving on to the next stage of their Iives together....read on

Hall Of Fame Ticket Giveaway

July 11, 2018:

If you are a licensed caretaker working in Canada, or know someone who is and would like to attend the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on August 8, 2018, the Hall of Fame wants to hear from you!...read on

Reminder: Stretch Drive Golf Tourney

July 10, 2018:

Race Officials from the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission (APHRC) would like to remind everyone of the 11th Annual Stretch Drive Benevolent Fund Golf Tournament, which will take place at Fox Meadow Golf Club in Stratford, P.E.I. on Wednesday, August 15....read on

OSAS Golf Tourney Sponsorship Info

July 5, 2018:

Organizers with the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society’s 21st annual charity golf tournament have released some of the details for the highly-anticipated event, including a myriad of different sponsorship opportunities which are currently available....read on

July Zoom Theme: Groom With A View!

July 5, 2018:

This July we will celebrate National Caretaker Appreciation Day during the weekend of July 20-22 at racetracks across the country, and to honour the event the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club has picked ‘Groom With A View’ as this month’s Zoom Photography theme....read on

SC Website Update

June 23, 2018:

Over the past several weeks the Standardbred Canada website has been undergoing intermittent and sometimes chronic service interruptions. What once was thought to be a blip in computer programming has become a more severe and difficult issue....read on

Canada's 2018 Fair Race Dates

June 20, 2018:

The list of tracks in Canada hosting fair races in 2018 is now available online....read on

Website Troubleshooting

May 23, 2018:

If you have/are experiencing issues refreshing pages on the Standardbred Canada website, please check in with this notice for more information....read on

Notice For Manitoba Fair Meet Members

May 17, 2018:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind everyone participating in the upcoming fairs in Manitoba to please ensure all account transactions are completed in advance of the event date....read on

National Caretaker Appreciation Day

May 17, 2018:

Caretakers are the unsung heroes of harness racing, and are critical to the success of any horse in any stable and charged with the responsibility of making sure the horses they care for are happy and healthy, physically and emotionally....read on

2018 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 19, 2018:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2018 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Up To Date With '18 Eligibility Fees?

December 19, 2017:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2018 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2018....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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