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Watts Thrilled With Kin Pace Starter

June 24, 2016:

“It’s really exciting to be able to have one to race in the Kin Pace, right here at home. You work your whole racing career, you strive to have good horses, and to have one that’s good enough to even enter is kind of a little thrill.”...read on

Atlantic, Ontario, Western Regional Handicapping Challenges Open!

June 23, 2016:

To commemorate each of the upcoming Regional Driving Championships (RDC) the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club is having a RDC Handicapping challenge!...read on

Miller’s Wild ‘Trolley’ Ride

June 24, 2016:

“He already thinks he is the king of the barn… I already had to put three or four boards higher on [his stall] than what is normal for the other horses because he always tries to jump over it to get out. He is trying to talk and play with everyone else in the barn to let them know he’s there.”...read on

One-On-One With Dan Gall

June 23, 2016:

"I think that the challenge here is enormous and I think this a very rare and unique opportunity."...read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program

June 24, 2016:

The 2016 Enrollment forms for the Quebec Mare Residency Program are now available....read on

Carl Duguay, The Mare Whisperer

June 24, 2016:

“I like the mares. I talk with them. They need lots of attention. I think my key to success with the mares is patience. You must have lot of patience with horses, especially mares. You have to really know and understand them.”...read on

Little Green Jug This Weekend

June 24, 2016:

You’ve heard of the Little Brown Jug, but what do you know about the Little Green Jug?...read on

Shepherd Out, MacKenzie In

June 24, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that reinsman Robert Shepherd has had to remove himself from the tonight’s Ontario Regional Driving Championship....read on

Shamballa Ships Stateside

June 24, 2016:

"We get along very well. The bottom line is that this horse found me and I found him."...read on

NY Sire Stakes At Buffalo Sunday

June 24, 2016:

Allerage Echo will continue his quest for another New York Sire Stakes win at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday afternoon (June 26), as he headlines the entrants in the two $61,000 divisions for the three-year-old colt and gelding trotters....read on

Red Shores’ Weekend All Set

June 24, 2016:

Red Shores’ weekend cards of live racing are set to go postward, as the Charlottetown Driving Park will be the site of the action on Saturday. Summerside Raceway will play host to dashes on Sunday....read on

Horsemen Raise $20,000 For Hospital

June 24, 2016:

The second annual summer fundraiser organized by Alberta horsemen in support of Stollery Children's Hospital this past Sunday didn't just surpass last year's fundraising total -- it was doubled....read on

Hall Of Fame Gala Tickets Now On Sale

June 24, 2016:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has announced that tickets for its 2016 Induction Gala are now on sale....read on

Atlantic Bursary Apps Due Today

June 24, 2016:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all interested parties that the deadline for applications to the 2016 Atlantic Provinces Bursary Program is today (Friday, June 24)....read on

Freshman Fillies Impress At Mohawk

June 23, 2016:

Pacing fillies of the two-year-old variety were in action Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, with Action Majesty and Bettors Up winning their respective pari-mutuel debuts....read on

Jeb Prevails In Nailbiter

June 23, 2016:

Jeb won the Thursday feature in a dramatic stretch drive that had to be determined by a photo finish Thursday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Two-Year-Old Stakes Action At Hawthorne

June 24, 2016:

Thursday evening (June 23) at Hawthorne Race Course brought forth warm temps and a fast track, along with the first view of the two-year-old stakes competitors for the summer meet....read on

Vernon Feature To Southern Girl

June 23, 2016:

Connie Hochstetler's Southern Girl earned her fourth win in five starts in the featured $7,500 Mares Miracle Mile Pace on Thursday evening at Vernon Downs....read on

Stage Set For Quebec Finals

June 23, 2016:

The fields are set for the Quebec-Bred Series Finals, which will take place this Sunday (June 26) at the Hippodrome 3R. There will be four $30,000 finals for four and five-year-old trotters and pacers....read on

Horsemen Caught In The Middle

June 23, 2016:

“I’m just hoping that the two sides, Fredericton Exhibition and Horse Racing New Brunswick realize that the only way that we’re going to go forward is to work together. Not try to take from one another.”...read on

Western Regional Draw Complete

June 23, 2016:

The draw for the Western Regional Driving Championship this Sunday, June 26 at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino near Calgary, Alberta, is now complete....read on

Dan Gall Named SC President & CEO

June 21, 2016:

Standardbred Canada, the Canadian harness racing industry leader, announced today that Dan Gall has been named the association’s President and Chief Executive Officer....read on

Virginia Grants Simulcasting Licence

June 23, 2016:

On Tuesday, June 21, the Virginia Racing Commission approved a licence for a local simulcast wagering facility. The approval will mark the first new off-track wagering location since Colonial Downs shut down in the spring of 2015....read on

Research Study Needs Your Help

June 23, 2016:

Researchers from the University of Guelph’s Department of Population Medicine (Ontario Veterinary College) are looking to recruit Standardbred race facilities
and sport/competition facilities (all breeds) within the Wellington region for a study to determine the contact patterns between horses and people....read on

MA Allots More Funds For S-Bred Racing

June 23, 2016:

It has been reported this week that changes in the way Massachusetts distributes revenue it rakes in via slot machine taxes will provide a financial boost to the state’s harness racing industry....read on

Svanstedt Gives Update On Resolve

June 23, 2016:

“He was a little skinny when he came home (from Europe), but he’s eaten well and in a week or two he was normal again.”...read on

Saturday Georgian Traffic Issues

June 23, 2016:

Officials with Georgian Downs have informed Trot Insider that it has only carded eight races for its program of racing this Saturday (June 25) due to major construction in the area....read on

Bring A Friend, Win Great Prizes!

June 23, 2016:

The fourth annual Bring A Friend is back at eight of your favourite tracks across Canada during the weekend of July 15-17. Our goal is to make this year the best one yet, so we’re offering a prize package that you won’t want to miss out on!...read on

William Loosemore Passes

June 23, 2016:

Standardbred breeder/owner William Elton Loosemore of Lighthouse Cove, Ont. passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, June 22 at the age of 75....read on

Fire Prevention Outreach Program

June 23, 2016:

After the rash of barn fires in Ontario at the beginning of 2016, Equine Guelph and its partners were quick to respond, bringing educational material regarding fire prevention to the horse industry....read on

June's Zoom Challenge: Drivers

June 23, 2016:

To celebrate the upcoming Regional Driving Championships we have chosen ‘Driver Fever’ as June’s Zoom Challenge theme. We are looking for photos of drivers in action, either racing, getting prepared in the paddock or warming-up in the post parade. We want to see shots of what your favorite drivers are getting up to at the track!...read on

Atlantic Regional Draw Complete

June 22, 2016:

The draw for the Atlantic Regional Driving Championship this Saturday, June 25 at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park is now complete....read on

Aged Pacing Division Excites Miller

June 22, 2016:

“I think we’re going to see some really fast miles this year. There are so many of those older pacers that are really good horses. I think people like to watch good horses race. I sure do. If people don’t get excited about that division, they’re really not a fan.”...read on

Have A Question For A Regional Driver?

June 22, 2016:

Grand River Raceway is inviting harness racing fans to pose questions for the nine drivers of the Ontario Regional Driving Championship (RDC) on June 24....read on

Baby Races At Truro This Weekend

June 22, 2016:

Officials with Truro Raceway have informed Trot Insider that the track will be hosting baby races this coming weekend....read on

Giesbrecht Out Of Western Regional

June 22, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that Alberta's Phil Giesbrecht has been forced to withdraw from Sunday's Western Regional Driving Championship at Century Downs Racetrack & Casino....read on

Multiple Records On 2016 NA Cup Night

June 22, 2016:

“It was a truly special, record shattering night for the Pepsi North America Cup Saturday evening at Mohawk. The atmosphere was electric with fans young and young at heart, core and new customers, enjoying a night out."...read on

Rideau Alters Training Schedule

June 22, 2016:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway would like to inform horsepeople that the training schedule will change for the rest of the week....read on

Huge Effort From Outrider

June 22, 2016:

Much like a top baseball relief pitcher, outrider Neal Stalhiem stepped in to get the save on a night where things could have taken a turn for the worse....read on

Rideau’s Sunday Card Cancelled

June 22, 2016:

The registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has approved the application made by Rideau Carleton Raceway Holdings Ltd. to amend the 2016 race date schedule for Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Big Week For Warrawee Needy

June 22, 2016:

The first crop of Warrawee Needy wasn't large, but it's already making an impact and getting attention around the globe....read on

James MacDonald's Dream Drive

June 22, 2016:

"He was the best horse I've seen in person. To sit behind him and see what he was like would have been amazing."...read on

Layla Mosley Fights On

June 21, 2016:

There were a number of stirring performances Monday when Gaitway Farm held its final round of June qualifiers, but the most inspiring had nothing to do with any of the horses that went onto the racetrack....read on

Cutler Memorial Final Set

June 21, 2016:

The $200,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial will see seven of the top older trotters that are currently racing convene at the Meadowlands Racetrack to contest the 19th renewal of the Grand Circuit stakes event this Friday (June 24)....read on

From Pipefitter To Driving Champ?

June 21, 2016:

When Dave Kelly takes part in the Western Regional Driving Championship at Century Downs on Sunday, June 26, there will be a lot of racing fans and family members on the east coast of the country cheering him on....read on

Request For Proposals In Alberta

June 21, 2016:

The Board of Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) has made its decision on the applicants invited to move forward into the Request For Proposal phase for the construction and operation of a horse racing facility in the Edmonton area....read on

Ontario Regional Draw Complete

June 20, 2016:

The draw for the Ontario Regional Driving Championship this Friday, June 24 at Grand River Raceway is now complete....read on

Stars Out For Sun Stakes Saturday

June 20, 2016:

What will be arguably the greatest collection of harness racing talent assembled for one card so far in 2016 will gather at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono this Saturday night, as the eliminations for the $2-million+ Sun Stakes Saturday Championships will be held, seven days before the Championship events....read on

Filion’s Rare Driver’s Test

June 20, 2016:

It’s a safe bet Sylvain Filion is the only person that earned his driver’s license by baby racing a future North America Cup winner....read on

Campbell's Shot At Redemption

June 20, 2016:

"I think as an athlete, we dream of someday representing our country in a sport that not only identifies us but also consumes most of our day-to-day lives."...read on

Video Feature On Emprize Hanover

June 20, 2016:

The story of Emprize Hanover and her two foals was featured as part of the 2016 Pepsi North America Cup broadcast on TSN this past Saturday night....read on

Harness Racing's Super Stallions

June 19, 2016:

For Father's Day we have compiled a tribute to the sires in harness racing that have earned distinction with statistical dominance and prolific siring excellence based on select production criteria...read on

Betting Line Wins North America Cup

June 18, 2016:

Even-money favourite Betting Line tied the stakes, track and Canadian record of 1:47.4 with his late-closing victory in the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday, June 18 at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont....read on

North America Cup News Centre

June 18, 2016:

Pepsi North America Cup Night was full of speed with record performances throughout the Saturday, June 18 card at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont. Trot Insider has provided complete coverage of all the stakes action....read on

SC Rewind: Remembering Tory Gregg

June 18, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls a rather legendary figure from the past named Tory Gregg. His long tenure as an announcer at many small-town tracks in Southwestern Ontario made him a legendary figure in days gone by....read on

Hennessy Ready For Regional

June 17, 2016:

"I remember seeing Dave Magee win it [the World Driving Championship] for the U.S. when I was about 10 years old and ever since then I've wanted to have that opportunity and hopefully this is my year."...read on

ID Tech In Kingston / Napanee Region

June 16, 2016:

The SC Identification Technician will be in the region of Kingston and Napanee on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification....read on

Atlantic Bursary Deadline Nears

June 15, 2016:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all interested parties that the deadline for applications to the 2016 Atlantic Provinces Bursary Program is Friday, June 24....read on

Jamieson Preps For Title Defense

June 15, 2016:

Fresh off a win at the inaugural All-Star Drivers Tournament in Quebec at Hippodrome 3R, Jody Jamieson is gearing up for the Ontario Regional Driving Championship on Friday, June 24 at Grand River Raceway....read on

Regional Driving Handicapping Challenge

June 14, 2016:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club is gearing up for an exciting week of handicapping contests the week of June 20. To commemorate each of the upcoming Regional Driving Championships (RDC) the Fan Club will a separate contest for each....read on

Quebec / Eastern Ontario Regional Set

June 13, 2016:

The field for the 2016 Quebec / Eastern Ontario Regional Driving Championship, scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 at Hippodrome 3R has been confirmed....read on

Guy Polillo Passes; Arrangements Set

June 12, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime harness racing industry participant Guy Polillo of Brantford, Ont. has passed away after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He was in his 75th year....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

Bring A Friend Is Back!

May 27, 2016:

Do you have friends and family who have never been to the horse races? Here’s your chance to share your passion for Canadian harness racing and be an ambassador for the sport!...read on

Host Tracks Confirmed For 2017 World Driving Championship

April 13, 2016:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that all host racetracks for the 2017 World Driving Championship have now been confirmed....read on

Up To Date With '16 Eligibility Fees?

December 8, 2015:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2016 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2016....read on

Breeders: Fill Out Foal Location Report

July 27, 2015:

Breeders, if you have any foals born in 2015, Standardbred Canada is asking you to please complete the Foal Location Report, which is a form that can be completed for free online....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


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