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The Elitlopp: Truly An Elite Race

May 28, 2015:

“There are three events in this sport -– the Hambletonian, Elitlopp, and Prix d’Amerique –- and I feel we are obligated to be there. There aren’t that many fans left in this sport and the Elitlopp is by far the biggest one when it comes to fans and what they’re doing. People that haven’t been there can’t even imagine."...read on

Bax Discusses Stubborn Belle

May 28, 2015:

Trainer John Bax has taken some time to discuss his filly, Stubborn Belle, in advance of her next stakes dance, which will take place this Saturday (May 30) at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

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

Baby Races At Pocono Thursday

May 28, 2015:

On Thursday, May 28, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono conducted a nine-race morning qualifying session which featured three dashes that were exclusively for two-year-olds....read on

Conditions Added To Georgian Tuesday

May 28, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that the entry box for the Tuesday, June 2 card of live racing at Georgian Downs will remain open until 10 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, May 29) and that five additional conditions have been added to the sheet....read on

Can 'Ali' Knock Out The Champ?

May 28, 2015:

“We’ve got Ali here, who would like to be the champ. But to be the champ you’ve got to beat the champ, and we ain’t beat him yet.”...read on

Storied Career Comes To A Close

May 28, 2015:

"Dan developed a style that conveyed the excitement of horse racing in an accurate and professional manner, with a tone that matched the excitement of each race he called. In doing so, he earned the accolades of his peers and the praise of racing fans throughout his career."...read on

Molson Pace Handicapping Contest

May 26, 2015:

In conjunction with The Raceway at Western Fair District's activities and promotions lined up for Molson Pace night, the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club is conducting a Molson Pace online handicapping contest....read on

Weekend Qualifiers At Dresden, Hanover

May 28, 2015:

Dresden Raceway and Hanover Raceway will each be conducting qualifying sessions this weekend, and horsepeople are reminded that a Standardbred Canada field representative will be present at each session to conduct business....read on

‘Gord Brown Night’ At Kawartha Downs

May 28, 2015:

The 43rd season of live harness racing at Kawartha Downs will kick off this Saturday evening (May 30), which has been dubbed ‘Gord Brown Night,’ as the track will celebrate the career of its leading driver for many years....read on

Six-Figure Carryovers At The Big M

May 28, 2015:

The carryovers in both of the Jackpot Super High 5 wagers at the Meadowlands Racetrack have grown to six figures heading into Friday’s (May 29) card of live racing....read on

‘Saturday Night At The Races’ Returns

May 28, 2015:

Yonkers Raceway’s $300,000 Art Rooney Pace will ‎highlight the seasonal debut of the ‘Saturday Night at the Races’ series, which airs on Sirius XM Channel 92....read on

Scholarship Awards Renewed

May 28, 2015:

Harness Tracks of America and David Snyder, president of International Sound Corporation, have announced the renewal of the HTA Scholarship Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year....read on

Takter Talks Trotters; Family Fun Begins

May 28, 2015:

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) announced the launch of 'Family Night' celebrations starting this Friday, May 29 and continuing through August....read on

Ontario Sires Stakes Season Begins

May 27, 2015:

The 2015 Ontario Sires Stakes season kicked off on Wednesday at The Raceway at the Western Fair District with three-year-old trotting colt Olympic Son winning the first of the evening's four $52,500 Gold divisions....read on

Burke Reaches 6,000 Career Wins

May 27, 2015:

North America's leading trainer Ron Burke celebrated his 6,000th career win amidst Wednesday night's New York Sire Stakes at Buffalo Raceway....read on

Andovers Touch Romps In Quebec

May 27, 2015:

Andovers Touch regained his winning form with a seven-length romp in the first division of the Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old trotters on Wednesday at the Hippodrome 3R....read on

Cup Eligible Scores Series Win

May 27, 2015:

There were four divisions of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series contested at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (May 27) for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers....read on

Daylon Miracle Wins Meadows Preferred

May 27, 2015:

Ontario-bred Daylon Miracle wore down the stubborn Cowgirl Hall and captured Wednesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Like Old Times Wins Gin Blossom Series

May 28, 2015:

Like Old Times was much the best in Northfield Park’s feature race on Wednesday (May 27) as she romped to victory in the $17,500 Gin Blossom Series Final....read on

Hennessey Dominates At Pompano Park

May 28, 2015:

Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey had a Hall of Fame Night at Pompano Park on Wednesday night, winning five of the nine races, including a sweep of the two feature events....read on

Powerful Charger Wins Another Open

May 27, 2015:

Jim King Jr. and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger (Victor Kirby, $2.60) notched his sixth win of the year on Wednesday with a 1:55.3 triumph in the $16,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway....read on

Grand River Hosts Web Launch Contest

May 27, 2015:

Grand River Raceway has redesigned its website to feature a sleek homepage, easy navigation and a better representation of the wide array of offerings at the Elora, Ontario track....read on

Bargain Buy Has Been Nice Surprise

May 27, 2015:

“I had no idea I was going to end up with him because I didn’t want another horse. I already had a barn full. I didn’t want to spend $14,000, either, because I’d have to go home and explain that to my wife. She wouldn’t let me sell him now.”...read on

Tom Harding Passes

May 27, 2015:

Surrounded by family, longtime horse trainer Tom Harding of Milton, Ont. passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 25 after a long and courageous battle with cancer....read on

Commission Rules On Three Appeals

May 27, 2015:

On Wednesday, May 27, the Ontario Racing Commission released its rulings in regard to appeals by Colin Johnson, Mike Stoikopoulos, and Carolyn Jarrell and Jonathan Drury....read on

Big M Casino Proposal Next Week

May 27, 2015:

The proposal for the ‘Hard Rock Casino Meadowlands’ will be officially unveiled next week, according to a report. In regard to the expansion, Meadowlands Chairman Jeff Gural has been quoted as saying that the proposal will not simply be ‘slots in a box.'...read on

Customer Focus At Grand River

May 27, 2015:

"It's really a customer care organization first. Which, from a racing perspective, when you look at a history of harness racing I think it's safe to say that unfortunately that has not been a priority for most racing enterprises for many, many years."...read on

Top Red Shores Pacers To Debut

May 27, 2015:

The Thursday night feature at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park promises to be a close one, as arguments can be made for any of the seven entrants to land in the winner’s circle....read on

Clinton To Draw Sunday Card Thursday

May 27, 2015:

Trot Insider has been informed that Clinton Raceway’s card of live racing that is scheduled for this Sunday (May 31) will be drawn Thursday morning....read on

Office Relocating In Alberta

May 27, 2015:

Officials with the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association have announced that the organization will be moving its office to a new location in the coming days....read on

Art Rooney Final Drawn

May 26, 2015:

The race office at Yonkers Raceway has completed the post position draw for the $300,000 Art Rooney Pace, which will headline the track’s card of live racing this Saturday (May 30)....read on

Can State Treasurer Three-Peat?

May 26, 2015:

A funny thing happened to State Treasurer on the way to the 2015 Molson Pace Invitational: he almost wasn't included....read on

Forty-Seven N.A. Cup Eligibles

May 25, 2015:

The connections of 47 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings have made the final sustaining payment to remain eligible to the 2015 Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Ajax Downs Expansion Proposed

May 25, 2015:

Picov Holdings Inc. and the Picov Cattle Company have submitted a proposal to the Town of Ajax that calls for the addition of 1,700 more slot machines at Ajax Downs and the introduction of up to 200 gaming tables....read on

Send Us Your Email And Go Paperless!

May 25, 2015:

In our continued effort to support environmentally-friendly benefits to members, Standardbred Canada is now providing a paperless billing option....read on

Your Harness Racing Memories

May 25, 2015:

The harness racing industry in Canada is unique in many ways. Few groups can boast such an ability to unite in the face of challenge, or show the incredible dedication and work ethic that horse people display. The racing industry is so multi-faceted; every individual has an experience worth sharing....read on

2015 Molson Pace Draw Complete

May 25, 2015:

The field is now set and the draw is now complete for Friday's $150,000 Molson Pace Invitational at The Raceway at the Western Fair District....read on

Clinton Drivers Challenge Sunday

May 25, 2015:

Two years ago, James MacDonald was leading Clinton Raceway’s annual drivers’ challenge heading into the final race when Trevor Henry pulled off a last-second victory....read on

Why Artspeak Was Shut Down Early

May 25, 2015:

"I felt like the horse wasn't ready to go on anymore; he'd lost some weight and I thought if I'm going to have a great three-year-old that has to do the battles that he does, I'm going to put him away and not go to the Breeders Crown and keep him up for another month."...read on

Posts Drawn For 2015 Elitlopp

May 24, 2015:

The post positions have been drawn for next Sunday's 2015 Elitlopp, which will be contested at Sweden's famed Solvalla Racecourse....read on

Transformational Change

May 24, 2015:

"We all need to set aside our own individual interests and focus on what's in the best interest of the overall industry for us to be successful. If we take this approach with discipline, the chances of our own interests eventually being served are infinitely greater."....read on

SC Rewind: Small Town Tracks

May 23, 2015:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith takes a rather nostalgic look at the era of small town racing, a sort of combination history and geography session....read on

New Owner Program Revived

May 22, 2015:

There will be an extra buzz at Ontario racetracks this summer, as the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association renews the highly successful New Owner Mentoring Program....read on

Are You Ready To Race?

May 22, 2015:

Do you have a two-year-old that will be qualifying soon, or do you have a horse that will be qualifying for the first time this year? Do you have your paperwork in order?...read on

Bring A Friend Challenge Returns

May 21, 2015:

Here’s your chance to share the passion you feel for Canadian harness racing and be an ambassador for the sport! The Bring A Friend National Challenge is back for the third consecutive year and will be hosted at tracks across the country from July 9-12....read on

Notice Regarding Buprenorphine

May 20, 2015:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency has issued a notice to the harness racing industry regarding buprenorphine....read on

2015 Yearling Nomination Form

May 5, 2015:

Owners of yearlings eligible to be nominated to the Ontario Sires Stakes should be aware that yearling nomination forms were mailed in mid-April according to the information in the Standardbred Canada computer system at that time....read on

Racing In Ontario's 2015 Budget

April 23, 2015:

On Thursday, Ontario's Finance Minister Charles Souza released the 2015 Budget. While the province's horse racing industry wasn't referenced in terms of an increase or decrease to funding, the Budget did hint to other proposed changes....read on

2015 N.A. Cup Spring Book Odds

April 21, 2015:

For the past several years, Trot Magazine's Pepsi North America Cup Spring Book has served as an initial barometer for the colts and geldings that may be in the running for the richest prize in Canadian harness racing....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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