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Rewind: The Hat Man Of Connecticut

April 18, 2015:

In this week's rewind Robert Smith tells the story of a rather interesting relationship between a famous horse who had a hat named in his honour....read on

A Vision For The Future

April 13, 2015:

Trot Magazine is asking for your feedback on the future of harness racing for its annual State of the Industry issue...read on

Handicapping Secrets: Who's Right?

April 18, 2015:

Horse racing’s customers are definitely characters! Anybody who has sat in the grandstand or a teletheatre for an evening at the races knows that everybody has a different theory....read on / continuer à lire

2015 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 6, 2015:

Standardbred Canada has released the first list of 2015 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Muriel Thomas Passes

April 18, 2015:

Muriel M. Thomas, former manager of the horseman's canteen, "The Cookhouse," at Sackville Downs, passed away on Friday, April 17 at the age of 92 in Gables Lodge, Amherst, N.S....read on

Quick Qualifiers At The Meadowlands

April 18, 2015:

Spring arrived at The Meadowlands on Saturday morning and with it came a fair number of stakes types shipping up from the farms to be put through some fast miles and several of past year’s stars getting some work in the qualifying races on a perfect day....read on

Campbell Sweeps Stakes Eliminations

April 18, 2015:

Fraser Downs' leading driver Brandon Campbell opened Friday night's card of harness racing with victories in both Penny Bath Memorial eliminations....read on

Wind Of The North Repeats At Big M

April 17, 2015:

There is a new kid on the block when it comes to the Open trotters at The Meadowlands and his name is Wind Of The North. The Daryl Bier trainee has gone back-to-back at the top trotting level after his win Friday night....read on

Waasmula Upsets Preferred Mares

April 17, 2015:

Despite her outside post and long odds, Waasmula led every step of the way to post her first win of the season in the $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred Pace featured on Mohawk Racetrack's Friday night card....read on

Final Matchmaker Prelim To Camille

April 17, 2015:

Yonkers Raceway hosted the fifth and final preliminary round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker of Open pacing mares on Friday night....read on

War Hero Wins Opening Night Feature

April 17, 2015:

Howard Gill’s homebred War Hero ($11.40) took advantage of a pocket trip, pouncing late and drawing clear to a 1:55.2 victory in the featured $10,000 Open Trot on Friday (April 17) evening’s Vernon Downs program....read on

Noble Ties Track Record Twice

April 17, 2015:

The Miami Valley Raceway track record for older pacing mares was tied twice on Friday (April 17) and the two shared another common denominator, driver Dan Noble....read on

Young Driver Steers Five Buffalo Winners

April 17, 2015:

Driver Drew Monti tied a career-high in his young career for wins on a race program as he posted five to steal the spotlight at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night (April 17)....read on

Century Moves Saturday Qualifiers

April 17, 2015:

Officials with Century Downs Racetrack and Casino have informed Trot Insider that the qualifying session that was scheduled for Saturday, April 18 has been rescheduled and will now take place at the Bedrock Training Centre in Beaumont on Monday, April 20....read on

Homebred Colt A Godsend

April 17, 2015:

"I was lucky last year. I actually made money. And it was thanks to him. He saved us all. I’m hoping he’ll do the same this year."...read on

First Hippodrome 3R Qualifiers Set

April 17, 2015:

The first qualifying session of the year at Hippodrome 3R has been drawn and is scheduled to take place Saturday morning (April 18) at 11 a.m. It is important that horsepeople are aware that Standardbred Canada’s field representative will be on hand to conduct business for the first time this year....read on

Chapter Seven Breeding News

April 17, 2015:

Blue Chip Farms is pleased to report that, effective Monday, April 20, same-day semen pick up and trailer breeds will be allowed for 2012 U.S. Horse of the Year, Chapter Seven....read on

North America Cup Eligibles Surface

April 17, 2015:

A trio of North America Cup-eligible colts garnered much of the attention during a busy session of qualifiers at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Older Trotting Mare Division Is Deep

April 16, 2015:

Some of harness racing’s best older female trotters are getting ready to return to action and there should be no shortage of speed once they get going....read on

Update: Greg MacDonald Passes

April 14, 2015:

Greg MacDonald, 86, formerly of Sydney, Nova Scotia and Smyrna, Delaware, passed away due to heart failure on Monday, April 13 at Bayhealth Kent General....read on

Truro Race-Date Change

April 17, 2015:

Officials with the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission have announced that there has been a race-date change for an upcoming date at Truro Raceway....read on

Truro Qualifying Session Rescheduled

April 17, 2015:

Officials with Truro Raceway have informed Trot Insider that the qualifying session that was scheduled for this weekend at the track has been cancelled and rescheduled....read on

Still No Decision On Dresden

April 16, 2015:

The Ontario Racing Commission’s manager of communications, Ray Kahnert, has provided a bit of an update regarding whether there will be live harness racing at Dresden Raceway this year or not....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #2

April 16, 2015:

"Everybody always asks me if there's pressure bringing back a horse like him but I've had a lot of nice horses and this looks to be one of the better ones but I try not to put too much pressure on myself. I've been down this road a couple of times."...read on

Redesigned HPIbet Website Launched

April 16, 2015:

On Thursday, April 16, the Woodbine Entertainment Group unveiled the totally new HPIbet.com website....read on

Fan Club At Century Downs

April 16, 2015:

Racing fans and horsepeople have waited a long time for a racing facility in Calgary. In 2006, Calgary’s Stampede Park hosted their final harness racing meet. In less than two weeks, Century Downs will open its doors and welcome major league racing back to the Calgary area with a harness racing meeting that will extend through November 14....read on

Atlantic Breeders Annual Meeting Notice

April 15, 2015:

Officials with the Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association have announced details regarding the group’s upcoming annual general meeting....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #3

April 14, 2015:

"He's the complete package. He's great-gaited, he's sound. He's got it all...I'd put him as good as anything I've had."...read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #4

April 14, 2015:

"I train on a half-mile track and he loves it. I wish there were more half-mile races for him, I think he'd be able to handle himself pretty well...A great horse, which I think he's got the possibility of being, doesn't need to take their track [with them] and can get over anything."...read on

Update On Kawartha Downs Training

April 14, 2015:

Officials with Kawartha Downs have announced that the track will be open for training this coming Monday (April 20) and that veteran horseman Doug Hie will be the track’s new superintendent....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #5

April 13, 2015:

" I couldn't be more happy with the way he looks. He's made that physical change they need to, because I always say a two-year-old that doesn't change at three...I haven't seen many of them that can step it up."...read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #6

April 13, 2015:

Traceur Hanover was thrust into harness racing's spotlight last year after capping off his rookie season with an authoritative score in the Breeders Crown....read on

Watching Harness Racing In 360°

April 13, 2015:

Fans of harness racing have witnessed the excitement of racing from the perspective of a helmet- or sulky-mounted camera with the GoPro. The next generation of action cameras puts the fan in control of the viewfinder....read on

Just A Matter Of Time

April 12, 2015:

Trainers and drivers discuss the precision of race times in this week's Standardbred Canada video feature....read on

Reminder To Owners On Freeze Branding

April 10, 2015:

A reminder for owners that still have 2014 foals not yet freeze branded and parentage verified by DNA testing: please do not forget that foals must be freeze branded before registration will be granted. These 2014 foals must be granted registration before the staking deadline nomination of May 15, 2015....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #7

April 10, 2015:

"I'm really excited to get a chance to race him on the [Grand Circuit] this year....I think he's the kind of horse that will carry his speed on to age three. I look for him to have a really good year."...read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #8

April 9, 2015:

"Guys wait a lifetime for one of these types of colts, but these guys have two. It's quite phenomenal, I think....These two colts would be an asset to any barn."...read on

Hall Of Fame's 2015 Inductees

April 7, 2015:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2015 inductees. A total of 10 horses and people have been elected to the Hall of Fame....read on

RFP For 2015 O’Brien Awards

April 6, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is issuing a Request For Proposal to host the 2015 O’Brien Awards. The RFP is being distributed to Industry Associations and Horsemen’s Groups across the country....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #9

April 6, 2015:

"He's certainly on schedule. If anything, he's a little bit ahead. We've had no setbacks with the colt whatsoever and we're looking forward to campaigning him."...read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #10

April 5, 2015:

The countdown to the 2015 North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

Notice Regarding Foal Applications

March 12, 2015:

In our continued effort to support environmentally-friendly benefits to members, Standardbred Canada's 2015 Applications for Foal Registration will not be mailed out this year and paper applications will be printed by request only....read on

Canada Hosts The World In 2017

March 3, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that it will host the 2017 World Trotting Conference and World Driving Championship....read on

In Need Of A Nurse Mare?

March 4, 2010:

Standardbred Canada's Nurse Mare Program is designed to assist in matching orphaned or rejected foals with nurse mares, and now the process is even easier....read on

Up To Date With '15 Eligibility Fees?

December 16, 2014:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2015 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2015....read 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)....read on


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