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Harris Celebrates 1,000th Win

March 27, 2017:

Oldfriendskentucky was treated to a pocket ride by driver J Harris in the Monday evening finale at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and the pacer rewarded his reinsman with the 1,000th win of his career....read on

Cousin Mary Sweeps Petticoat

March 27, 2017:

You just have to admire someone who was in a sow barn by day and a Yonkers Raceway winner’s circle by night....read on

Hat Trick For Odds On Amethyst

March 27, 2017:

The winning streak is now three in a row and counting for Odds On Amethyst, who powered to his second straight score in Woodbine Racetrack’s $34,000 Preferred Trot during Monday’s 10-race card....read on

Pompano Open To Sailer Eddie

March 27, 2017:

Sailer Eddie, driven by owner-trainer Kevin Wallis, barely held off the late charging Sooo Handsome, with Rick Plano in the bike, to escape with a photo finish victory in Monday’s $12,000 Open Handicap Trot at Pompano Park....read on

Delaware Wins For Master Clave, Moonshine Lavec

March 27, 2017:

The 2017 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Series for three-year-olds got underway on Monday at Dover Downs, with $20,000 divisions going to Master Clave and Moonshine Lavec posting totting wins....read on

Dawn Bremner Passes

March 27, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned Dawn (McGowan) Bremner passed away March 26, 2017 at her home in Jemseg, N.B. after a brief battle with cancer....read on

Meadows Preferred To Lincolnjames

March 27, 2017:

Lincolnjames gobbled up the leader with a powerful first-over move, then drew off late to capture Monday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

Paver Memorial To Lets Go Bucks

March 27, 2017:

Lets Go Bucks, who captured the Ohio Breeders Championship for sophomore trotters last September, added another notch to his girth when he captured Monday’s $22,500 final of the Ray Paver, Sr. Memorial Series at Miami Valley Raceway....read on

Nova Scotia Award Winners Feted

March 27, 2017:

George Teague Jr. helped fete last year’s stars from the Nova Scotia racing industry, as the distinguished horseman served as the special guest speaker for the Truro Harness Horse Owners Association’s annual banquet and awards gala....read on

“I Guess I Got A Little Bored”

March 27, 2017:

John Burns' stable has made just 10 starts since 2014. He hasn’t entered a horse to race since October of 2015. Now, Burns is back. “I guess I got a little bored.”...read on

Archibald Discusses Stable Stars

March 27, 2017:

Trainer Carl Archibald has provided an update in regard to his two stable’s stars, Divas Dragonfly and Real Buzz, who have been racing out of Paul Davies’ stable at Fraser Downs since early February....read on

Taking A ‘Crazy’ Climb Up The Ranks

March 27, 2017:

Justabitcrazy has been anything but since driver-trainer, Ryan Grundy, acquired him in January of 2016....read on

Century Mile Approved

March 27, 2017:

On Monday, March 27, Century Casinos Inc. announced that its proposed Century Mile Racing Entertainment Centre project near Edmonton, Alberta has been approved by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission....read on

More HOF Honours For Campbell

March 26, 2017:

A guest on The Meadowlands' In The Sulky pre-race show on Friday, March 24, John Campbell discussed plans for his final drives with Bob 'Hollywood' Heyden, who announced that harness racing's all-time leading driver will be inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame this year....read on

PEI Qualifying Sessions Announced

March 27, 2017:

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission has approved three upcoming qualifying sessions for Prince Edward Island....read on

Charles Merker Passes

March 27, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Charles Merker of ‘The Merks Stable’ has passed away at the age of 72....read on

Harrah's Philly Draw, Qualifier Details

March 27, 2017:

Officials with Harrah’s Philadelphia have issued a reminder in regard to the track’s draw schedule....read on

Flamboro Preferred To J Eagle Feather

March 26, 2017:

Shipping in off the WEG Circuit, J Eagle Feather won his Flamboro Downs debut in Sunday night's featured $11,000 Preferred 2 Handicap Pace for trainer/driver Travis Cullen....read on

Hennessy Wins Half Of Century’s Card

March 27, 2017:

Mike Hennessy was the driver to back during the Sunday, March 26 card of racing at Century Downs, as the pilot made trips to the winner’s circle after half of the races on the program....read on

Rideau Feature Winners Lead All The Way

March 26, 2017:

Ufdragons Rocket ($2.10) and Heres The Magic ($6.30) scored front-end victories out of post five in their respective Winners Over Handicap divisions on Sunday night (March 26) at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Illwinifican Repeats In Fraser Open

March 26, 2017:

Illwinifican hauled down returning champion Buddy Weiser in the stretch to earn his second straight victory in the $11,000 Open Pace at Fraser Downs on Sunday afternoon (March 26)....read on

Drachan Hanover Takes Pompano Open

March 26, 2017:

Drachan Hanover, confidently handled by Wally Hennessey, score a handy 1:51 win in Pompano Park’s $12,000 Open Pace on Sunday night (March 26)....read on

Muscle Diamond Upsets Meladys Monet

March 26, 2017:

Maybe Hall of Fame horseman John Campbell might want to reconsider that July 1 career change he’s talked about....read on

Gingras Discusses Vintage Babe

March 26, 2017:

“She trains on a half-mile track at home and she trained quite hard at the farm this week. (Trainer Ed Gannon Jr.) said she could not have trained any better. We’re really optimistic (for Monday's Petticoat Series final).”...read on

New ON Owners Loving The Ride

March 26, 2017:

"For a guy like me and my wife, who are newer to the business, being in the Petticoat is a big thing to us. We’re proud of that. I know it’s not one of the bigger races, but for us it’s like the Little Brown Jug.”...read on

In-Race Wagering Bill To Be Announced

March 26, 2017:

It has been announced that a piece of racing legislation set to be introduced in the near future will call for the legalization of mid-race wagering on horse races....read on

A Can't Miss Moment

March 26, 2017:

"The race is minutes from the gate, and our new owner who, has spent two years dreaming of this first start, will never make it. He’s not that close, and there’s no delay in sight. I tell him I’ll phone back when the race starts so he can hear the call"...read on / continuer à lire

Levy Series Continues At Yonkers

March 26, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway’s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series for Free-For-Allers continued Saturday night (March 25), with another quartet of $50,000 divisions....read on

American Virgin Lowers Season's Record

March 25, 2017:

American Virgin and Bernadette were repeat winners in Saturday night's co-featured Preferred events at Woodbine Racetrack, both prevailing in close finishes for driver Doug McNair....read on

Our Sky Major N Wins At Big M; Pace Contender Wins Fifth Straight

March 25, 2017:

Our Sky Major N brought a pretty big resume from Down Under as a multiple top-class stakes winner when he made his North American debut in February....read on

Tracking The NA Cup Eligibles

March 25, 2017:

As stakes season picks up and three-year-old pacers start to target Canadian harness racing's biggest prize, Trot Insider will track the contenders and eligibles as they prepare for the 2017 Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Arrogate Richest North American Horse

March 25, 2017:

With a sensational come-from-behind effort, Arrogate is now the richest racehorse in North American history by virtue of a thrilling victory in the $10 million 2017 Dubai World Cup Saturday at Meydan Racecourse....read on

Campbell To Sweden For Elitlopp

March 25, 2017:

Reports indicate that harness racing legend John Campbell will be driving at Solvalla Racecourse on the last weekend in May for his final on-track appearance in Sweden....read on

SC Rewind: Big Mutuel Payouts (2/2)

March 25, 2017:

In this week's Rewind, Robert Smith recalls some record-breaking mutuel payoffs and a few of the facts and figures surrounding them along with a rather bizarre story related to wagering....read on

SC Supports Equine Foundation Of Canada

March 25, 2017:

On Friday, March 24 President and CEO Dan Gall made a cheque presentation on behalf of Standardbred Canada in the amount of $2,000 to the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) at Tara Hills Stud Farm in Port Perry, Ont....read on

Bee A Magician Retired

March 24, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Bee A Magician, one of the best Canadian-sired horses to ever set foot on the racetrack, has been retired at the age of seven and will start a broodmare career....read on

Changes To Urine Collection Containers

March 24, 2017:

Beginning May 1, 2017, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) will be using a new urine collection container for the CPMA equine drug control program....read on

Human Alcohol & Drug Program Changes

March 24, 2017:

After consulting the horse racing participants and researching best practices in other jurisdictions, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to advise that revisions have been made to the Standardbred and Thoroughbred Rules of Racing (the Rules) effective April 1, 2017 to reflect changes made to the Human Alcohol and Drug Program...read on

OHHA Meeting Set For Ottawa

March 24, 2017:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association has scheduled a meeting to be held in the Ottawa district on Tuesday, March 28....read on

Barrieau McIsaac Stake Returns

March 24, 2017:

The New Brunswick Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association has revived one of the province's most well-known and sought after stakes events, the Barrieau McIssac Stake....read on

Fifty-Six Remain NA Cup-Eligible

March 24, 2017:

The connections of 56 three-year-old pacers have made the first sustaining payment to remain eligible to the 34th Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Claimer Sells For $300,000

March 24, 2017:

Within a span of seven months, a Standardbred racehorse has gone from being claimed for $15,000 to being sold at public auction for $300,000....read on

250 Ideas Due Tuesday!

March 24, 2017:

This year marks the 250th Anniversary of horse racing in Canada, providing an incredible opportunity for everyone associated with horse racing to celebrate the history of the industry and honour the sport’s champions and heroes, past and present....read on

Rideau Thursdays Begin March 30

March 23, 2017:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway would like to reminder horsepeople and racing fans that Thursday night live racing will return to the track on March 30....read on

Mac Lilley To Wall Of Fame

March 23, 2017:

The Raceway at Western Fair District has announced that longtime horseman/owner/breeder Mac Lilley will be this year’s inductee onto its prestigious Wall of Fame....read on

OHHA Report On RRSPs

March 23, 2017:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association administers a registered retirement savings plan, which now has over 1,300 individuals participating and saw annual contributions made by 851 individuals in 2016....read on

E. coli, Water Testing & Horses

March 23, 2017:

When people hear “E. coli” thoughts may drift to reports of waterborne illness such as the tragic Walkerton outbreak of 2000...read on

SC Field Rep Position Open

March 22, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is looking for an individual to fill an important role of SC Field Representative....read on

Record Number Of Prix D'Ete Noms

March 22, 2017:

A record 32 four-year-old pacers have been nominated to the $200,000 fourth renewal of the Prix D’Ete at the Hippodrome 3R....read on

Barbour On Flamboro’s Future

March 22, 2017:

Great Canadian Gaming Executive Director Bruce Barbour today (Wednesday, March 22) told Hamilton City Council’s General Issues Committee that racing is secure at Flamboro Downs as long as a lease for gaming is in place and transfer payments are being made....read on

Update On Fun For Fans Stable

March 22, 2017:

Alberta Standardbred Horse Association Executive Director Fred Gillis has provided an update on the Fun For Fans Stable, which tasted a lot of success in 2016 and is looking for more in 2017....read on

AGCO Releases Rule Change Directives

March 21, 2017:

As part of Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is releasing the following Directives as part of an initial series of rule changes, which will be effective on April 1, 2017....read on

Affleck Wins March Fan Club Contest

March 21, 2017:

Joey Affleck of Charlottetown, PEI was the winner in the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s online handicapping contest on Century Downs’ season opening card of racing on Saturday....read on

2017 Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame Ballot Announced

March 20, 2017:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2017 ballot. In this the 250th anniversary year of horse racing in Canada, a total of 30 horses and people, comprised of 15 Standardbred and 15 Thoroughbred candidates, have been selected to appear on the voting ballot....read on

Ontario Racing Releases Final Long-Term Funding Consultation Report

March 17, 2017:

After extensive industry consultations, Ontario Racing is pleased to release the Final Long-Term Funding Consultation Report....read on

Harness Racing's Luckiest Horses

March 17, 2017:

Some say you have to be lucky to be good, some say it's better to be lucky than good. What's in a name? These luck-y horses were clearly born with talent and showed an affinity for green but surely a little bit of luck never hurt along the way...read on

London Selected Yearling Sale Now Accepting Entries

March 13, 2017:

Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 London Selected Yearling Sale, presented in collaboration with the Forest City Standardbred Sale Inc. and Standardbred Canada....read on

What Gets Measured Gets Managed

March 8, 2017:

"At Standardbred Canada we are beginning to do deeper dives tracking and measuring a variety of KPI’s to assist in determining the areas in which we believe are important to the association"...read on / continuer à lire

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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