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A Promoter For The Ages

January 26, 2015:

"They’re not a major track with major purses or major stake races, but he has kept them in front of everybody and kept them alive in all the media and certainly in all the trade media almost single-handedly."...read on

Update: Cancellations Due To Blizzard

January 26, 2015:

The northeastern United States is bracing for a wallop of winter weather, and officials from various Standardbred racetracks have announced cancellations and their alternative arrangements for racing activities scheduled for this week....read on

Last Call For O'Brien Tickets

January 26, 2015:

Canada’s harness racing champions will be honoured at the 2014 O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....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

Prix d'Amerique To Up And Quick

January 25, 2015:

Favoured Up And Quick and driver Jean-Michel Bazire were victorious in the 2015 Prix d'Amerique on Sunday at Paris-Vincennes....read on

O'Brien Dream Dates Revealed

January 25, 2015:

Trainers and drivers reveal their dream dates for the O'Brien Awards in this week's Standardbred Canada video feature....read on

Horseman Wins In The Race Car

January 26, 2015:

Al Carter, who has bred, owned and raced Standardbreds for the past two decades doubles as a race car driver. A cancer survivor from Greenville, Del., Carter, has become a Rolex 24 At Daytona Champion. It took Carter only four Rolex 24 At Daytona participations to win the ‘greatest endurance race in North America.’...read on

Handicapping Champion Wins $800,000

January 25, 2015:

John O’Neil, of Huntington Station, New York, topped a field of 606 entries to win the $800,000 first-place prize and an Eclipse Award as Horseplayer of the Year at this weekend’s 16th annual Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC)....read on

James 'Allan' Smith Passes

January 26, 2015:

James ‘Allan’ Smith passed away Sunday morning (January 25) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The longtime PEI horseman was 87....read on

Marion Franklin Parsons Jr. Passes

January 26, 2015:

Marion Franklin Parsons, Jr., 77, of Salisbury, MD, passed away on Thursday, January 15 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC....read on

The Raceway Offers $15K Super Hi-5 Pool

January 25, 2015:

Fans of the Super Hi-5 wager at The Raceway at the Western Fair District will have another massive pool to go after on Monday night’s program....read on

NJ Mare Deadline February 2

January 26, 2015:

Officials with the New Jersey Sire Stakes have announced that horsepeople wishing to nominate their mares to the NJ Standardbred Development Fund are reminded of the approaching due date to nominate mares to the program....read on

Attractive Pompano Exotic Pools Monday

January 26, 2015:

The 50-cent Pick 5 went unsolved on Sunday evening at the Isle Casino Pompano Park, resulting in a $2,313 carryover. Track officials have guaranteed Monday night’s pool at $10,000. Additionally, the Jackpot Hi-Five carryover heading into Monday night’s final race is a track record $71,822....read on

Meadowlands Changes Draw Schedule

January 25, 2015:

Due to the winter storm that is approaching, The Meadowlands is making changes to its draw schedule this week....read on

Interloper Series Final In The Books

January 26, 2015:

Iaintnomomaluke, driven by Wally Hennessey, bravely fought off the late surge of Barbies Korvette, driven by Ed Hensley, to take top honours in the $15,000 final of the Interloper Late Closing Trotting Series at Pompano Park on Sunday night....read on

Michelangelo Wins Rideau Feature

January 25, 2015:

Michelangelo and driver Rheo Filion prevailed from off-the-pace in the $6,500 Winners Over Handicap trotting feature on Sunday night at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Another Guest Announcer At Flamboro

January 25, 2015:

Flamboro Downs welcomed Mike Nabuurs, Morning Show Host on CKOC 1150, to the announcer's booth to call Sunday evening's third race as part of its Announcer Idol competition for charity....read on

Sterling Cooper Equals Track Record; Roberts Wins Powder Puff

January 25, 2015:

Sterling Cooper and trainer/driver Bill Davis matched the fastest mile in Fraser Downs history with a romping 10-1/4 length victory in the $10,500 Open Pace on Sunday afternoon....read on

SC Rewind: Winter Training

January 24, 2015:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith nostalgically recalls the long winter season when the only activity in harness racing for most people was the daily routine of training....read on

Waples Books Off After Racing Incident

January 24, 2015:

Randy Waples' Saturday night lineup at Woodbine Racetrack was cut short when the reinsman was reportedly injured during an incident in the first race....read on

Heres The Magic Triumphs In Preferred

January 24, 2015:

Heres The Magic fought off a serious challenge from Torches Angel to prevail in Saturday night's $7,000 Preferred 3 Trot at Flamboro Downs for driver Alfie Carroll....read on

Grand River Hosts Snow-Pitch Tourney

January 24, 2015:

Cujo’s Cubs captured the inaugural edition of the Grand River Raceway Snow-Pitch Tournament, staged in the track’s infield on January 24....read on

'Veronica' Wins Red Shores Feature

January 24, 2015:

Veronicavermillion came from off the pace to win the afternoon feature race in an impressive 1:56.4 Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Open Pacers Dead-Heat At Pompano

January 24, 2015:

Thatll Be The Rei, driven by Mike Micallef, and Dont Tell Rusty, handled by Kevin Wallis, were inseparable at the wire in Pompano Park's $13,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night....read on

Dube Sweeps Yonkers Opens

January 24, 2015:

Dan Dube, off to a solid start to the season, continue his roll Saturday night by sweeping both of Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 co-features....read on

Youwillwishyouhad Repeats At Buffalo

January 24, 2015:

Youwillwishyouhad is making the 2015 harness racing season as successful as his 2014 campaign as he scored another impressive victory in the $10,500 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (January 24)....read on

Tetrick Doubles Up In Series Finals

January 24, 2015:

Three series finals made up the 'Winter Series Spectacular' at The Meadowlands on Saturday night. The Super Bowl, Worldly Beauty, and last but not least, the Escort Final with a purse of $56,000 appeared the most competitive of the three series finals on paper....read on

Changes Coming To Meadowlands

January 23, 2015:

Meadowlands Racetrack has announced that it will be implementing changes that include suspending ABC classification racing and returning to condition racing in addition to withdrawing its trainer loyalty rewards program....read on

More Trotters Heading To Europe

January 23, 2015:

Reports indicate that two of harness racing's top four-year-old trotters from 2014 will head to Europe for 2015 campaigns....read on

Marino Taken To Hospital

January 24, 2015:

Driver Jim Marino was transported to hospital after being injured in an accident during Friday night's seventh race at Fraser Downs....read on

Filion Sweeps Series Finals

January 23, 2015:

Driver Sylvain Filion swept the finals of the Snowshoe and Blizzard Series on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack with favourites Kindofabigdeal and Artistic Fusion delivering on their pari-mutuel promises....read on

Shaw Celebrates Career Milestone

January 24, 2015:

Horseman Douglas Shaw celebrated a career milestone on Friday night at Northlands Park as he earned his 1,000th training victory in the fifth race....read on

Ontario-Bred Mare Wins Yonkers Open

January 23, 2015:

Favoured Set Me Up (George Brennan, $5.40) finished what she started Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $35,000 featured Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

2015 Ontario Sires Stakes Schedule

January 19, 2015:

The 2015 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) schedule is now available....read on

Standardbred Improvement Program Approved

January 14, 2015:

Ontario’s Standardbred Improvement Program is confirmed for 2015, following the Ontario Racing Commission’s Board of Directors approval of both the 2015 budget and Program elements as developed by the Standardbred Advisory Group....read on

$12 Million More For Breeders

January 12, 2015:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) is pleased to announce that it has officially signed an agreement with the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) for a $12 million enhancement of the current breeders rewards program....read on

Nominations Sought For ‘Ambassador’

January 5, 2015:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club is seeking nominations for the 2014 Ambassador of the Year....read on

Compliance Forms For Resident Mares

December 18, 2014:

The Program Administrator for the Ontario Resident Mare Program would like to inform the owners of mares that were enrolled in the Ontario Resident Mare Program for the 2014 foaling season of a new requirement of the Program....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

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

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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