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Delta Grace Tone Upsets In Preferred

May 4, 2016:

Neil Desborough's homebred pacing mare Delta Grace Tone took a new lifetime mark as she defeated even-money favourite Thatll Be Franny in the $7,500 Preferred 3 for distaffers on Wednesday evening at The Raceway at the Western Fair District....read on

Derby Favourite Like Cam Fella

May 4, 2016:

"The harness horse that he reminds me of was called Cam Fella. He would just beat you."...read on

Miller Joins $200-Million Club

May 4, 2016:

On Wednesday, May 4 at Harrah’s Philadelphia, David Miller joined a selective few in the Standardbred racing industry, as he became just the third driver in the history of the sport to steer his collective mounts to $200 million (U.S.) in purse earnings....read on

Twenty-Two Eligible To Battle Of Lake Erie

May 4, 2016:

All Bets Off, third in North America in earnings this year with $221,950 in the bank, heads the probable list of all-star pacers for the May 21st renewal of Northfield Park’s Battle of Lake Erie....read on

Six Gun Hall Fires Again

May 4, 2016:

Bob Shahan and Don Marine's Six Gun Hall ($20, Allan Davis) recorded his second straight win on Wednesday (May 4) at Harrington Raceway with a 1:55.2 victory in the $17,500 Open Trot....read on

Mares Compete For Claiming Titles

May 4, 2016:

Helenas Hope ($11.00) and Kisses N Kicks ($3.70) were the queens in the finals of the inaugural Claiming Championship Series at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (May 4) as each found the winner's circle in their respective divisions....read on

Horse Of The Year Showdown Set

May 4, 2016:

It is not every day that a pair of Horse of the Year recipients meet up, but harness racing fans will receive a rare treat Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. State Treasurer, 2015 Canadian Horse of the Year, and Wiggle It Jiggleit, 2015 U.S Horse of the Year, will square off for the first time in the $34,000 Preferred Pace....read on

Confederation Cup Attracts Nine

May 4, 2016:

With no eliminations necessary, an outstanding group of nine four-year-old pacers will compete in the 2016 Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs....read on

Sand Vic Passes

May 4, 2016:

Officials with Winbak Farm have announced that Sand Vic was found deceased in his field at Winbak of Maryland this past Friday (April 29). He was 15....read on

Kelley Discusses Obrigado

May 4, 2016:

Trainer Paul Kelley will be the first to admit that his star trotter Obrigado has been “a pleasant surprise.”...read on

Ancient Racing Rules Deciphered

May 4, 2016:

Earlier this week, a news outlet based out of Turkey ran an item about the deciphering of a 2,000-year-old tablet that was found in central Anatolia. The inscriptions on the tablet were rules for horse racing....read on

Track To Host Trainer 'Speed Dating'

May 4, 2016:

As Standardbred Canada and The Raceway at the Western Fair District are set to host a horse ownership trade show with industry participants, one track is taking a different approach to providing a forum for trainers to interact with the public....read on

Looney Family Heading To Ireland

May 4, 2016:

They may only be a little crazy by name, but the Looney Family from Delaware -- Joann Looney-King, Susan Looney and Heather Looney Vitale -- are all set to invade Ireland this August....read on

Hanover Open For Training

May 4, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that Hanover Raceway is now open to outside training, but the track will be closed for a period of time next week....read on

2016 OSS Yearling Nomination Form

May 4, 2016:

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

Fearful Foursome In PA Classic

May 3, 2016:

“I thought he was my best colt last year, for sure. I didn’t even think it was a question. Then he stepped on a nail and it took him forever to get over the infection. But he’s come back great.”...read on

Mack Lobell Elitlopp Playoff Set

May 3, 2016:

The Meadowlands Racetrack has announced that post positions have been drawn for the inaugural $150,000 Mack Lobell Elitlopp Playoff, which will be the highlight of the track’s Mother’s Day program this Sunday (May 8)....read on

Racing-Themed Product Released

May 3, 2016:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has announced another step in its integration of horse racing into the provincial gaming modernization. The OLG has announced that ‘The Canadian Triple Crown Instant game’ is now available at lottery retailers across Ontario....read on

Ben Wallace: The Racing Way Of Life

May 3, 2016:

He could have been a baseball player, with one foot in Cooperstown. He could have been a football player, chasing around 280-pound defensive ends, having his knees cut out from under him. He could have been an urban planner, pushing the buttons of the Not-In-My-Backyard crowd....read on

Dr. Jan Venclik Retires

May 3, 2016:

After a 38-year veterinary career, Dr. Jan Venclik has made the decision to retire and close his practice at Clearwater Veterinary Services in Sarnia, Ont....read on

Miami Valley To Wrap Meet This Weekend

May 3, 2016:

Well over $1 million in purses will be up for grabs during Miami Valley Raceway’s closing weekend this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 6-8)....read on

Claude Guevremont Passes

May 3, 2016:

A funeral service will be held next Wednesday (May 11) in Sorel for longtime Quebec racehorse owner Claude Guevremont, who passed away last week at the age of 68....read on

Elitlopp Trip Winner Announced

May 3, 2016:

Officials with the Standardbred Retirement Foundation have announced the winner of the trip to the Elitlopp....read on

New Brunswick Meeting Announced

May 3, 2016:

The New Brunswick Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association would like to inform its membership of an upcoming meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 11....read on

Brian Arthur Burton Passes

May 3, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that Brian Arthur Burton, known to friends as ‘Heavy,’ passed away on Monday, May 2 in Summerside, PEI at the age of 68....read on

Bidding War For Balmoral

May 2, 2016:

An upcoming hearing with a federal bankruptcy judge could result in Balmoral Park being sold to Rick E. Heidner’s Balmoral Holdings....read on

Bill Davis Passes; Arrangements Set

April 30, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime horseman Bill Davis of Langley, B.C. has passed away at the age of 54....read on

Double-Header Saturday At Pocono

May 2, 2016:

This Saturday, Kentucky Derby Day at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will provide top action for three-year-old racehorses -- whether pacing, trotting, or running -- during a doubleheader card at the northeast Pennsylvania oval....read on

The Tangibles Of S-Bred Ownership

May 2, 2016:

“We started with Standardbreds not knowing where it would go from there. I just really enjoyed the breed and the people I dealt with, so that’s where I stayed. There are options for Thoroughbred ownership up here, but I like the Standardbred game because you can be more hands on, more involved.”...read on

Derby Fave To Drink From Stanley Cup

May 2, 2016:

The Kentucky Derby will take place at Churchill Downs in Kentucky this Saturday. Also, the Stanley Cup will there in all its glory. Nyquist, the prohibitive ‘Derby’ favourite that is named after an NHL player, is scheduled to drink from ‘Lord Stanley’s Mug’ the morning of the biggest race of his life....read on

Kenneth Rumble Jr. Passes

May 2, 2016:

Standardbred racehorse owner Kenneth A. Rumble Jr. passed away on April 26 at the age of 58....read on

Track Hires Female Race Announcer

May 2, 2016:

A North American racetrack has announced that it has hired a full-time female race announcer....read on

Forty-Nine Still Eligible To N.A. Cup

May 2, 2016:

The connections of 49 three-year-old pacers made the April 15 sustaining payment for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. One of those eligibles made his 2016 charted debut during Mohawk Racetrack’s Monday (May 2) qualifying session, and he overcame a couple of obstacles to hit the wire first....read on

Solid Support For Ownership Trade Show

May 2, 2016:

The Horse Ownership Trade Show set for next week is officially 'oversubscribed' for industry participation....read on

North America Cup-Date: May 2

May 2, 2016:

As the calendar turns to May, a number of the three-year-old pacers aiming for Canadian harness racing's biggest prize have made on-track appearances and statements as they aim to displace the reigning divisional kingpins....read on

April's Zoom Photography Winner

May 2, 2016:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club asked members to submit photos of ‘Standardbreds in Action’ via social media using Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #fanclub2016. The photos submitted included Standardbreds in action either galloping, racing, or jogging....read on

Setback For Wakizashi Hanover

May 1, 2016:

As the older pacing group starts to hit the racetrack and make headlines, one of the horses expected to make a major splash in that group will have his debut pushed back...if he makes it at all....read on

Meet May's Calendar Photographer

May 1, 2016:

"I saw him sniffing one time and I thought 'I'll have to get a picture of that!' I was lucky enough to come across it one time and have my camera ready."...read on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1970s

April 30, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind, Robert Smith takes a look back at some of the personalities and events from the decade of the 1970s in the ongoing monthly feature 'Years Ago.'...read on

Double Duty For Frank Salive

April 30, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that announcer Frank Salive will be the regular racecaller for one of Ontario's racetracks this coming summer, and a special guest at another next month....read on

Summer Student / Intern Wanted

April 29, 2016:

Do you eat, sleep and breathe harness racing? Are you an expert or advanced user on Social Media tools? Do you have ideas and opinions on how to engage people in harness racing?

If this sounds like you and you feel like you have the potential to be an outstanding Ambassador for Canadian harness racing, read on!...read on

Inverness Qualifiers Announced

April 29, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that qualifying sessions have been scheduled for Inverness Raceway. It is important that horsepeople are aware that a Standardbred Canada field representative will be on hand to conduct business....read on

Alberta Seeks 'A Track' Operator

April 28, 2016:

A media release issued Thursday (April 28) indicates that Horse Racing Alberta is seeking applicants interested in owning and operating a racetrack in the Edmonton area....read on

Fee Change For New Fractional Owners

April 28, 2016:

On Wednesday, Standardbred Canada's Board of Directors approved a fee change that will make it easier, and more cost effective, for new owners to become involved in harness racing through fractional stables and partnerships....read on

Ontario Regional Drivers Announced

April 28, 2016:

The field for the 2016 Ontario Regional Driving Championship scheduled for Friday, June 24 at Grand River Raceway in Elora, Ont. has been confirmed....read on

2016 Atlantic Bursary Program Details

April 27, 2016:

2016 marks the tenth consecutive year that Standardbred Canada and the Atlantic provinces have partnered to offer the Atlantic Provinces Bursary Program. This project could award up to five students in the Atlantic Provinces bursaries towards their post secondary education this year....read on

CPMA Elimination Guideline Reminder

April 26, 2016:

On Tuesday, April 26, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Association released a new notice in regard to the full implementation of the 2016 Elimination Guidelines....read on

Atlantic Regional Drivers Set

April 21, 2016:

The field of drivers for the 2016 Atlantic Regional Driving Championship scheduled for Saturday, June 25 at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown in PEI has been confirmed....read on

Mother's Day Open Houses Set

April 18, 2016:

On Sunday, May 8, Seelster Farms in Lucan, Ont. and High Stakes Farm in Moffat, Ont. will be opening their farms to the general public for a special Mother’s Day Open House....read on

2016 N.A. Cup Spring Book Odds

April 18, 2016:

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

Trot Fantasy Stable Contest Open

April 14, 2016:

Trot Magazine is pleased to introduce the third edition of the Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable contest. Enter for free and play along all year, with a chance to win great prizes!....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

Upcoming AGCO Info Sessions

April 5, 2016:

As the 2016 race season gets underway, senior Judges and Stewards will be holding information sessions to explain what is changing –- and not changing –- as a result of the integration of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) into to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)....read on

Hosts For 2016 Driving Championships

March 15, 2016:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the host tracks and dates for the 2016 National Driving Championship and four Regional Driving Championships which will ultimately determine Canada’s representative to the 2017 World Driving Championship....read on

2016 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 11, 2016:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2016 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....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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