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Sun Stakes Saturday All Set

June 26, 2017:

The stars will be out in full brilliance this Saturday night (July 1) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, which is proud to host the $2,169,500 Sun Stakes Saturday card....read on

Pacing For Charity Photos

June 26, 2017:

The second annual Pacing For Charity event took place on Sunday, June 25 at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in Alberta, and Trot Insider has received some behind the scenes photos from the popular event....read on

Canadian Horse Racing Celebrates 250th Anniversary From Coast To Coast

June 23, 2017:

As Canada celebrates 150 years of confederation on July 1, Canada’s horse racing industry is recognizing an even greater milestone, the 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing in Canada with 23 racetracks in eight provinces taking part in a national celebration over the July 1st weekend....read on

Alex Duncan Passes

June 26, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime harness racing industry participant Alex Duncan passed away on Sunday (June 25th) at the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton at the age of 88....read on

Plainridge Open To St Lads Moonwalk

June 26, 2017:

After having raced exclusively at Saratoga and Yonkers Raceway all year, St Lads Moonwalk made his first start on a big track and put forth his best performance of 2017 in winning Monday afternoon’s $17,000 Open Handicap pacing feature at Plainridge Park....read on

Percy Bluechip Impresses

June 26, 2017:

After getting rained out this past Friday morning, two-year-old pacing and trotting fillies resurfaced Monday morning during an 11-race session of qualifiers at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Framed Art Takes Delaware Special

June 26, 2017:

Art and Andrew Stafford's Framed Art was a 1:51.4 winner in the $15,000 Delaware Special Monday at Harrington Raceway....read on

Theregoesthegroom Goes For Repeat

June 26, 2017:

After scoring an impressive victory last week in the Invitational Trot at the Hippodrome 3R, Theregoesthegroom will try and make it two straight Tuesday evening....read on

Red Mile Stall Apps Due July 1

June 26, 2017:

The Red Mile would like to remind all horsepeople that stall applications for the fall and Grand Circuit meet are due by Saturday, July 1. Everyone racing at The Red Mile must fill out a stall application....read on

Scarborough Sale Falls Through

June 26, 2017:

It was recently announced that a deal which would have seen Scarborough Downs sold has fallen through....read on

CFLer Loves The Standardbreds

June 26, 2017:

“I used to go to the barn with my grandfather when I was younger. I tried jogging horses and I ended up being super allergic to them, so I couldn’t do much. But I love going and watching the races and watching my family compete. They’ve had some good ones. It’s been fun watching them do well. Everyone supports each other, which is great.”...read on

Deadline Thursday For Favourite John Campbell Memory

June 8, 2017:

On Sunday, July 30, harness racing’s richest driver, John Campbell, who recently announced his retirement from driving, will have his final career drive during Clinton Raceway’s Legends Day....read on

‘Not So Wealthy Series’ Noms Due Today

April 27, 2017:

Nominations for one of Horse Racing New Brunswick's late-closing series, entitled the 'Not So Wealthy Series,' are due today (Monday, June 26)....read on

Atlantic Bursary Deadline Today

April 17, 2017:

2017 marks the eleventh consecutive year that Standardbred Canada and the Atlantic provinces have partnered to offer the Atlantic Provinces Bursary Program. This project could award up to five students in the Atlantic provinces bursaries towards their post secondary education this year....read on

Five To Receive Finkleson Scholarships

June 26, 2017:

The Florida chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced five candidates who will receive awards this year from the Allen J. Finkelson Scholarship Fund....read on

Meadows Golf Outing Details

June 26, 2017:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association and the CHHA-The Meadows Chaplaincy Program’s annual golf outing will be held this year at Indian Run Golf Course in Avella, Pa., on Thursday (July 27) and will start at noon....read on

McNair Wins Five Driving For Charity

June 25, 2017:

Driver Doug McNair stole the show during the second annual Pacing For Charity event at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino with five consecutive wins on the Sunday afternoon (June 25) harness racing program....read on

Gagnon Sweeps Rideau Features

June 25, 2017:

Trainer/driver Guy Gagnon won back-to-back top class events on Sunday evening (June 25) at Rideau Carleton Raceway with trotter Unabating ($3.90) and the repeating pacer Nobettorplacetobe ($3)....read on

Moore Dominates Sunday At Clinton

June 25, 2017:

Driver Tyler Moore closed out the month of June at Clinton Raceway winning half of the day's race card....read on

Champagne Phil Wires Georgian Pacers

June 25, 2017:

Champagne Phil was a strong leader throughout the $11,000 Preferred 2 Pace at Georgian Downs en route to a 1:51.1 victory in rein to Alfie Carroll on Sunday night (June 25)....read on

Summerside Feature To Machinthesand

June 25, 2017:

Machinthesand, under the command of Ken Murphy, fired off the rail and went on to win the featured $2,400 Preferred 2 Pace on Sunday (June 25) at Red Shores Summerside, stopping the timer in 1:57.2....read on

Lovin Feelin Wins Little Green Jug

June 25, 2017:

Lovin Feelin held off a late charge by Tiz to win the 2017 installment of The Little Green Jug at Dresden Raceway on Sunday afternoon (June 25)....read on

Euchred Trumps Inverness Foes

June 25, 2017:

Five-year-old Shadow Play gelding Euchred ($4.00) captured Inverness Raceway’s $1,100 Winners Over Pace (Race 8) on Sunday, June 25 for trainer/driver Walter Walker in 1:57.3....read on

Filion Honoured; Finals In Quebec

June 25, 2017:

After Hippodrome 3R’s third race on Sunday, June 25, the management and horsepeople at the track paid tribute to harness racing legend Herve Filion, who passed away Thursday at age 77....read on

Track Record Of 27 Years Broken

June 25, 2017:

A Truro Raceway track record that stood for 27 years was broken on Sunday, June 25 at the Nova Scotia oval, as the Carl and Marg MacKenzie Memorial Stakes for three-year-old pacers produced a little bit of everything during the afternoon program....read on

Six In A Row For Roland N Rock

June 26, 2017:

On Sunday, June 25, Running Aces’ $11,000 Open Handicap Pace for horses and geldings served as a homecoming for Roland N Rock to the Minnesota oval after a four-race stint at the Iowa fairs....read on

Equipment Change Benefits 'Parker'

June 25, 2017:

It’s unusual to see a major equipment change made in mid-season on a career winner of $856,065....read on

Boli Tackles Saratoga's Open Trotters

June 25, 2017:

Boli was one of the trotting stars at the Isle of Pompano Park in Florida this season for trainer Dan Hennessey. The five-year-old son of Kadabra returned to Saratoga earlier this month and finished second and third in his two tries in the local Open Trot but was a beaten favourite both times....read on

‘Mamora,’ ‘Heels’ Top Sire Stakes Foes

June 25, 2017:

All eyes were focused on Barn Bella in the $58,000 first division of the New York Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday afternoon (June 25), but a break in stride by the heavy 1-9 favourite going into the first turn sure changed the entire complexion of the race in a real hurry....read on

Tioga Open To Shady City

June 25, 2017:

On Sunday, June 25, for the second week in a row, Shady City ($4.80, driven by Larry Staulbaum) won the featured pace at Tioga Downs....read on

Earla Geisel Passes

June 25, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Standardbred horse owner, breeder and trainer Earla Geisel has passed away....read on

Manitoba Harness Racing Gearing Up

June 25, 2017:

Officials with Manitoba Harness Racing are excited about the circuit’s 10-date 2017 schedule, which is set to kick off on Sunday, July 9 at Miami....read on

More News From The WEG Circuit

June 25, 2017:

The month of June has been full of news from the Woodbine Entertainment Group’s Standardbred circuit. Dr J Hanover lowered the overall Canadian speed record. The eliminations and final of the Pepsi North America Cup took place. WEG also announced that year-round Standardbred racing will be coming to Mohawk. With that all said, there was a bit of WEG-related news that fell through the cracks this month....read on

Exciting Elims For Sun Stakes Saturday

June 24, 2017:

The elimination round for next weekend's Sun Stakes Saturday was contested on Saturday, June 24 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono featuring impressive performances by many of sport's brightest stars....read on

A Decade Between Kawartha Wins

June 25, 2017:

Earl Joseph celebrated his first training win in over 10 years as Peeling Out ($21.90) romped to a seven and a half length upset victory in Kawartha Downs' seventh race trot on Saturday night (June 24)....read on

Preferred Stars Shine; Milestone For Il Sogno Dream

June 24, 2017:

The top pacers and trotters on the WEG Circuit were on display in a pair of $34,000 Preferred events on Saturday night (June 24) at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Talented Two-Year-Olds On Parade

June 24, 2017:

The future stars of harness racing hit the track on Saturday morning at The Meadowlands at Mohawk Racetrack with a total of 32 baby races between the two tracks....read on

Future Stars Event Postponed

June 24, 2017:

The Future Stars of Racing event scheduled for Saturday morning at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park has been postponed....read on

SC Rewind: The '87 Dresden Reunion

June 24, 2017:

​In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls an event from nearly 30 years ago when a number of veteran horsemen were honoured at a special evening hosted by Dresden Raceway....read on

Sulky Reported Missing At Georgian

June 23, 2017:

A black UFO race bike has been reported missing from Georgian Downs following last Sunday's (June 18) harness racing card....read on

Northside Downs Rescheduling Notice

June 23, 2017:

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission has announced an upcoming race date change at Northside Downs....read on

Notice Regarding Grand River Qualifiers

June 23, 2017:

Grand River Raceway has issued the following notice regarding its qualifying schedule....read on

New Face Making Impact At Century

June 23, 2017:

"So far he’s been a surprise for how fast he’s been. I thought he’d go around 56-57, but he went in [1:]54, and it looks like he can go a little more, so we’ll see."...read on

Herve Filion Passes; Arrangements Set

June 22, 2017:

Legendary Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame driver Herve Filion passed away Thursday morning (June 22) at the age of 77....read on

Campbell Celebration Night At The ‘Big M’

June 22, 2017:

The Meadowlands Racetrack will honour Hall of Famer John Campbell and celebrate his five-decade career with a series of events and tributes on Friday, June 30, the final night of his driving career. Campbell’s last drive will take place on Sunday, July 30 at Ontario’s Clinton Raceway in the $15,000 Legends Day Trot....read on

Meridian Support For Fredericton

June 22, 2017:

On the heels of an announcement late last month that harness racing would in fact return to Canada's oldest racetrack in Fredericton, N.B., the committee behind the initiative has received a substantial boost from outside the province, which has come from Meridian Farms....read on

Clarke Announces Retirement

June 21, 2017:

After more than 30 years of tireless work in the Ontario harness racing industry, Dr. Ted Clarke is retiring from his post as the General Manager of Grand River Raceway in Elora, Ont....read on

Hall Of Fame Induction Gala Details

June 21, 2017:

The 41st Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala Fundraising Dinner on August 9 promises to be an extra special evening of celebration as 10 new members will join the best of Canadian horse racing....read on

Hubbard Perfect In NA Cup Contest

June 21, 2017:

While Fear The Dragon was impressive in his 2017 North America Cup victory on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, the winner of the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club's North America Cup online handicapping contest was just as dominant....read on

OSAS Adds PayPal Option

June 21, 2017:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society has added PayPal to its website in order to provide a more streamlined and quicker method to make donations to the organization....read on

O’Donnell, Campbell To Bow Out Together

June 21, 2017:

They once dominated harness racing like Larry Bird and Magic Johnson did basketball and Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux ruled hockey. Now Hall of Famers Bill O’Donnell and John Campbell will both hang up their colours for good after a final drive against each other on July 30 in the $15,000 Legends Day Trot at Clinton Raceway....read on

More Year-Round Mohawk Comments

June 19, 2017:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group announced last week that its live Standardbred racing product will be moving to Mohawk Racetrack in 2018. Jim Lawson, WEG’s chief executive, has commented further on the move, as have a pair of well-known Standardbred horsemen....read on

Fear The Dragon Wins 2017 Pepsi North America Cup

June 17, 2017:

Following a stretch battle of the elimination winners, Fear The Dragon prevailed in 1:48.4 over slight favourite Huntsville with his stablemate Downbytheseaside finishing third in the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday, June 17 at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Retention-Area Towel Pilot Approved

June 15, 2017:

On Thursday, June 15, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency issued a memo to horsepeople competing on the Woodbine Entertainment Group circuit stating that a proposed pilot project in regard to the stocking of clean towels in the retention areas of Woodbine and Mohawk Racetrack has been approved....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

June 13, 2017:

"I always like to share good news stories with those who are kind enough to take the time to read this article."...read on / continuer à lire

Positive Strides In British Columbia

June 9, 2017:

After a rough winter with questions about the track and race dates, signs point to optimism for Western Canada's horsemen after recent developments concerning Fraser Downs and racing in British Columbia....read on

Bring A Friend Back For 2017!

May 26, 2017:

What better way to celebrate the 250th anniversary of horse racing in Canada than by sharing your passion and introducing someone new to our great sport? It’s time to gather the troops and head to the racetrack because we’ve brought back the Bring A Friend challenge for the fifth consecutive year!...read on

Commercial Shows 'The Thrill of Winning'

May 19, 2017:

A new commercial showcasing harness racing is now airing in Ontario and available for viewing online....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

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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