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Henriksen Celebrates 1,000th Win

May 2, 2016:

Veteran horseman Per Henriksen celebrated a major milestone Monday evening at Mohawk Racetrack thanks to a win with a well-bred youngster who broke his maiden in style....read on

'Peach' Pummels Preferred Foes

May 2, 2016:

After a near miss in the $11,000 Preferred 2 class one week ago at The Raceway at Western Fair District, Saulsbrook Peach dropped into Monday’s $8,300 Preferred 3 class and blew away the competition....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

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

Bartlett Goes Bombs Away

May 2, 2016:

The phrases ‘Jason Bartlett’ and ’80-1’ aren’t usually uttered together, but those folks who successfully connected the dots were handsomely rewarded Monday evening....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

Elysium Lindy Lights Up The Board

May 2, 2016:

Elysium Lindy, let go at 21-1 despite a win and two seconds in the first three preliminary legs of the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting males at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, overhauled 1-5 favourite Celebrity Bugatti in the shadow of the wire to post a 1:55.1 win in one of two $15,000 divisions of the fourth and final preliminary round for this group Tuesday night....read on

Harrington Open To Smart Rokker

May 2, 2016:

Peter Venturini and Peter Venturini III and Brian Malone's Smart Rokker was a 1:52 winner in the $16,000 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway....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

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

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

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

IL Horsepeople Against Fantasy Sports

May 2, 2016:

On Monday, May 2, the Illinois Harness Horseman’s Association decried legislation that would legalize fantasy sports gambling. The group’s announcement also states that, at the same time, lawmakers have failed to support the horse racing industry, which employs 14,000 people....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

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

Elitlopp Raffle Draw On Tuesday

May 2, 2016:

The Standardbred Retirement Foundation’s raffle draw for a trip to the Elitlopp in Solvalla Stockholm (Sweden) will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, May 3) at 12:30 p.m....read on

Last Call For PEI Pedigree Camp

May 2, 2016:

It has been announced that the registration deadline for this year’s ‘Pedigree Camp’ has been extended to May 15....read on

Heres The Magic Triumphs In Rideau Trot

May 1, 2016:

Heres The Magic turned the tables on defending champion Raising Richard to win this week's $6,500 Winners Over Handicap Trot on Sunday, May 1 at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

'Waikiki' Romps In Flamboro Preferred

May 1, 2016:

Waikiki Hanover out-sprinted his Preferred 3 foes off the gate and trotted home a wide-open winner in the $7,500 feature on Sunday night (May 1) at Flamboro Downs....read on

3R's 2016 Season Kicks Off

May 1, 2016:

The Hippodrome 3R enjoyed a splendid Opening Day program for 2016 that featured warmer than normal weather, a super-fast race oval, high priced winners in nearly every race and a full and competitive program with 11 action-packed races....read on

Mrs Krabappel Opens Truro Season

May 1, 2016:

Truro Raceway kicked off its 2016 harness racing meet with four-year-old pacing mare Mrs Krabappel pulling off an upset victory in the Sunday afternoon (May 1) season opener....read on

Audreys Dream Wires Alberta Pacers

May 1, 2016:

Recent newcomer Audreys Dream earned his first Alberta victory for the Hensley stable with a wire-to-wire effort in the afternoon's featured $10,500 Open Pace on Sunday, May 1 at Century Downs....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

Nickle Bag The Nation’s Fastest

May 1, 2016:

The majority of the public’s money went on the nose of State Treasurer in Saturday’s $34,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers at Mohawk Racetrack, but Nickle Bag rained on the favourite’s parade thanks to his eye-catching score in 1:49 – the fastest mile of the season in Canada....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

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

David MacPhail Passes

April 29, 2016:

David W. MacPhail, a longtime Prince Edward Island horse owner, passed away suddenly at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Thursday, April 28. He was 75....read on

Balmoral Auction Ajourned Pending Offer

April 29, 2016:

Loeb Winternitz Industrial Auctioneers and Yellen Partners, the company that conducted the auction to liquidate the assets in the bankruptcy proceedings for Balmoral Racing Club Inc. on Wednesday, April 27, have posted a notice on its website indicating that all bids have been put on hold pending a hearing to consider a bulk offer for Balmoral's real estate and all tangible personal property....read on

No Pan Intended Passes

April 29, 2016:

Triple Crown winner No Pan Intended has passed away after a freak accident at Oakwood Stud on Friday morning (April 29). He was 16....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

Spring Series Nominations Due Monday

April 28, 2016:

The deadline for nominations to the Alliance Spring Series is this coming Monday (May 2)....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

Changes At The CPMA

April 27, 2016:

On Wednesday, April 27, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency issued a notice stating that Dr. Adam Chambers has accepted a position with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario as senior veterinary services manager. The notice also states that Dr. Carolyn Cooper, DVM, is the CPMA’s new director of the Equine Drug Control Program (EDCP)....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

ID Technician In PEI

April 27, 2016:

SC Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be in PEI on Monday, May 2 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification....read on

Cheering For Charity To Return

April 27, 2016:

After a very successful inaugural year at Truro Raceway, it has been announced that the Cheering for Charity program will return in June 2016....read on

More Red Shores Qualifiers Announced

April 27, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that more Red Shores qualifying sessions have been scheduled for the Charlottetown Driving Park and Summerside Raceway. It is important that horsepeople are aware that a Standardbred Canada field representative will be on hand to conduct business....read on

Dresden Gears Up For Busy Season

April 27, 2016:

With the start of the live racing season just over a month away, Dresden Raceway is gearing up for a busy summer and has partnered up with some high-profile outfits in 2016....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

Hall To Honour Woodlawn Drummond

April 26, 2016:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has announced its 2016 Legend Honourees, and Woodlawn Drummond is one of them....read on

New Brunswick Dates Announced

April 25, 2016:

Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick have informed Trot Insider of the 2016 race dates that have been scheduled for tracks in the province....read on

April Photo Poll Now Open!

April 25, 2016:

To kick off the 2016 Zoom Contests, the April Zoom Challenge featured a “Standardbreds in Action” theme. Voting on the best photo is now open!....read on

Ontario Post Times, Race Date Changes

April 22, 2016:

The registrar of the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend the post times of the 2016 race date schedule for Mohawk Racetrack....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

Fire Fund Surpasses $710,000

April 20, 2016:

After receiving 1,950 donations totaling over $710,000 (Cdn) to aid those impacted by the January 4 barn fire at Classy Lane Stables in Puslinch, Ont., the Central Ontario Standardbred Association has concluded its GoFundMe campaign....read on

New Fractional Ownership Club

April 20, 2016:

If someone said that you could spend $250 a year and experience the ride of campaigning and owning a piece of a racehorse, would you do it?...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

Position Open At Standardbred Canada

April 15, 2016:

Standardbred Canada is seeking applicants for a part-time contract position for an Executive Assistant to fill a maternity leave....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

Horse Ownership Trade Show Set

April 12, 2016:

If you have toyed with the idea of owning a racehorse and would like to get some information on how to delve into the exhilarating world of racehorse ownership, come on out to The Raceway at Western Fair District on Friday, May 13....read on

CPMA Issues Withdrawal Guideline Notice

April 7, 2016:

On Thursday, April 7, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Association issued a notice to the industry stating that the CPMA has received a number of inquiries from industry participants asking about the changes to the withdrawal guidelines for the drugs Clenbuterol and Methylprednisolone....read on

Hall Of Fame's 2016 Inductees

April 5, 2016:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 2016 inductees. A total of 10 horses and people -- including five from the Standardbred side -- have been elected to the Hall of Fame from an extremely strong list of finalists, in this the 40th Anniversary year of the CHRHF....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

CPMA Delays Implementation Of 2016 Elimination Guidelines

March 31, 2016:

On Thursday, March 31, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Association issued a release stating that the CPMA is delaying the implementation of the 2016 Elimination Guidelines until May 1, 2016 to allow additional time for the horse racing industry to comply with the changes....read on

Historic Signing For Canada, China

March 29, 2016:

This morning (Tuesday, March 29) during a nationally-televised meeting in Beijing, China, delegations from equine industry associations in Canada and China, including representation from Standardbred Canada, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purposes of working together, and ultimately opening the borders for trading horses, and knowledge, between the two countries....read on

New Funding Agreement For Alberta

March 19, 2016:

Alberta's Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board Joe Ceci announced a new 10-year funding agreement for the provincial horse racing industry at a press conference on Saturday, March 19 at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino....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

SC Board Sets Priorities

March 1, 2016:

Two weeks after taking over as the Chair of Standardbred Canada, Joanne Colville is excited about the coming year....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

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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