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Vernon Downs' Future In ‎Doubt

December 17, 2014:

Tioga and Vernon Downs owner Jeff Gural expressed his disgust with the New York Gaming Facility Location Board's recommended sites for new commercial casino licenses in the state following today's meeting while suggesting that "they probably put Vernon Down out of business."...read on

2014 Foal Registration Deadline

December 17, 2014:

The deadline to register foals born in 2014 is December 31, 2014....read on

U.S. Pacing Champs Crowned

December 17, 2014:

JK Shesalady and Sweet Lou were landslide winners in Dan Patch Award voting announced Wednesday by the U.S. Harness Writers Association, but one of the six pacing divisions resulted in a rare dead heat....read on

Call For 2015 Two-Year-Olds

December 16, 2014:

Standardbred Canada is soliciting all your 2015 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

2014 O’Brien Finalists Announced

December 15, 2014:

On Monday, December 15, Standardbred Canada announced the finalists for the 2014 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season....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

The Triple Lindy Triumphs In Open Trot

December 17, 2014:

The Triple Lindy, second last week, turned it on in the stretch, to score a 1:53 victory in the $18,000 Open Trot on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at Dover Downs....read on

Palone Wins Seven Races At Meadows

December 17, 2014:

Dave Palone, the world’s “winningest” harness racing driver, padded his total considerably Wednesday at The Meadows when he collected seven victories on the 15-race card, including a sweep of races 10 through 14....read on

How Nice Is Witch Dali?

December 17, 2014:

"Credit to the previous owners: they recognized that she needed time, they gave her time and I think that's probably been the best thing for her."...read on

PA To Audit Gaming/Control Board

December 17, 2014:

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has been cited as saying that his office will conduct an audit the operations of the state’s gaming and control board in 2015....read on

NY Destination Gaming Resort Decision

December 17, 2014:

On Wednesday, December 17, the New York Gaming Facility Location Board announced the three destination gaming resorts which will be considered for commercial casino licenses by the New York State Gaming Commission....read on

Kingston Officially Rejects Casino

December 17, 2014:

It has been reported that on Tuesday, December 16, councillors in Kingston approved a motion that conveys to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. that the city is not interested in becoming a willing host community for a casino....read on

Trainer Pleads Guilty To ‘Rigging’ Races

December 17, 2014:

It has been reported that a racehorse trainer in Pennsylvania has plead guilty to ‘rigging’ horse races by illegally administering pre-race drugs....read on

Ron McLeod Passes

December 17, 2014:

Longtime horseman Ron McLeod passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 14 in Regina, Sask. at the age of 66....read on

Meadowlands Adds Jackpot Super Hi-5

December 17, 2014:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have announced that starting this Friday (December 19) the track will be adding a second Jackpot Super Hi-5 Wager to its wagering format....read on

Three-Year Tax Depreciation For Horses

December 16, 2014:

A provision that retroactively extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses was passed by the United States Senate late today (Tuesday) as part of bill H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014....read on

Services For Tom Izzo Announced

December 17, 2014:

Services have been announced for Tom Izzo, the Harrah’s Philadelphia paddock security officer who passed away suddenly before the races on December 11....read on

Ralph Leasure Passes

December 17, 2014:

Ralph E. Leasure, 91, of Woodsfield, Ohio, passed away on Friday, December 12 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Woodsfield, Ohio....read on

Pinske New Youth Foundation President

December 17, 2014:

It has been announced that Marlys Pinske of Plato, Minnesota, has been elected president of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation for 2015, replacing Callie Davies-Gooch, who did not stand for re-election after having served for 14 years....read on

Health Insurance Deadline Nears

December 17, 2014:

The deadline is approaching for open enrollment for the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey health insurance program for qualified drivers, trainers and grooms that are not currently insured....read on

New RCI Guidelines, Advisory Board

December 16, 2014:

On Tuesday, the Association of Racing Commissioners International issued an update to its Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties and Model Rule document....read on

Gural: Zero Tolerance On Kicking

December 16, 2014:

It has been announced that, effective immediately, the Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs will be enforcing a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to drivers violating rules associated with the ‘kicking or nudging’ of a horse....read on

Sunfire Blue Chip Retired, To Stud

December 16, 2014:

It has been announced that the royally bred and supremely talented Sunfire Blue Chip p, 2, 1:52.4f, 3, 1:48.3f will join the stallion roster at Tara Hills Stud Farm in Port Perry, Ont....read on

U.S. Trotting Champs Crowned

December 16, 2014:

The fastest trotter of all time and the richest Standardbred of the year were among the six trotters to receive divisional honours in Dan Patch Award voting announced Tuesday (December 16) by the United States Harness Writers Association....read on

Prix d'Amerique Trip Winner Announced

December 16, 2014:

Officials with the Standardbred Retirement Foundation have announced the winner of the organization’s trip for two to the Prix d'Amerique....read on

New OLG President/CEO Announced

December 15, 2014:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today announced the appointment of Stephen Rigby as President and Chief Executive Officer, starting January 5, 2015....read on

E L Titan To Breed & Race

December 15, 2014:

It was announced on Monday that E L Titan 2,1:53.4 ($600,147) will serve a limited book of mares in 2015 and continue his racing career later in the season....read on

Confederation Cup Returns In 2015

December 15, 2014:

The Confederation Cup, one of Canadian harness racing’s signature events, will return to Flamboro Downs in 2015 after a two-year hiatus....read on

A Year Like No Other

December 15, 2014:

"I knew how good she was that day. You know, if Billy Haughton thought so, that was okay with me! If he thought that was the right thing to do, who am I, a skinny little kid with long hair and sideburns, from North Sydney, to tell him that it shouldn’t be?"....read on / continuer à lire

Race Rewind: 1996 Hambletonian

December 14, 2014:

With phenomenal trotting filly Mission Brief entering the discussion as a possible entrant in the 2015 Hambletonian against the boys, Trot Insider looks back at the last filly to win the prestigious race....read on

SC Rewind: The 'Réal' Story

December 13, 2014:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls the lengthy career of veteran Québec horseman Réal Bardier. At age 86 he is very active and involved in his life's calling, but now from the sidelines....read on

Fantasy Stable Results Online

June 1, 2014:

Results are now available for Trot Magazine's 2014 Fantasy Stable; to view the leaderboard...click here

Harness Racing Calendar Giveaways

December 10, 2014:

Standardbred Canada and the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit photos for the 2015 Heart of Harness Racing Calendar....read on

Win O’Brien Menu Taste Testing

December 9, 2014:

Do you consider yourself a food aficionado? Do you love to try out new restaurants, watch the Food Channel obsessively, dream about making new dishes for the family and consider the kitchen your most favourite room in the house?...read on

Update: 2015 Race Date Schedule Issued

December 5, 2014:

On Friday, December 5, the Ontario Racing Commission sent out a notice to the industry in regard to the 2015 schedule of race dates....read on

SC Seeks Committee Members

December 3, 2014:

Standardbred Canada is seeking ‘Non-Director’ (at-large) members to serve on its Audit and Special Committees. Committees report to and are appointed by the Board of Directors at its first meeting each calendar year....read on

2015 HIP Program Forms And Deadlines

December 2, 2014:

On Tuesday, December 2, the Ontario Racing Commission sent out a release regarding forms and deadlines for the 2015 Standardbred Improvement Program....read on

SC Launches Full Circle Program

November 26, 2014:

They race their hearts out for us and provide us with great experiences and wonderful moments both on and off the track. When their racing careers end, what happens? Many horses are fortunate enough to have a home for life with their owners. Not all are so lucky....read on

Updated Stallion Info Required

November 25, 2014:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind stallion owners and lessees to submit their updated 2015 stallions for the online stallion directory....read on

Equine Guelph Research Survey

September 18, 2014:

Equine Guelph and the University of Guelph are conducting a study on the awareness of current research among members of Ontario's horse industry....read on

Update On Animal Pedigree Act

May 2, 2014:

Representatives of Standardbred Canada were present at the annual meeting of the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation in Calgary, Alta....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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