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Moreau & McNair Sweep Preferreds

January 21, 2017:

O'Brien Award finalist Richard Moreau teamed up with Woodbine Racetrack's hottest reinsman, Doug McNair, to sweep Saturday night's co-featured Preferred events with Brad Grant's American Virgin and Sandbetweenurtoes....read on

Clarification On Rene Allard Stay

January 21, 2017:

The legal firm representing trainer Rene Allard has issued a statement regarding a recent appeal, and subsequent stay, related to a suspension and fine originally issued in Pennsylvania....read on

Caviart Luca Scores In Yonkers Open

January 21, 2017:

Caviart Luca (George Brennan, $28.60) snapped odds-on Blood Brother (Jason Bartlett) at the wire Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Fraser Downs Cancels Sunday Card

January 21, 2017:

Fraser Downs has announced that its live harness racing card scheduled for Sunday (January 22) has been cancelled...read on

SC Annual Members Meeting Details

January 20, 2017:

Standardbred Canada members are invited to attend the SC Annual Meeting of Members....read on

O’Brien Tickets Deadline Extended

January 17, 2017:

A small number of tickets still remain for the 2016 O'Brien Awards. As a result, Standardbred Canada has extended the deadline to 12 noon (ET) on Monday, January 23....read on

Red Shores Feature Declared 'No Contest'

January 21, 2017:

The Saturday (January 21) afternoon feature class at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park was rocking and rolling past the opening quarter before an accident occurred approaching the half resulting in a 'No Contest.'...read on

Bettors Edge Rewards New Owners

January 22, 2017:

Bettors Edge, the 2015 TVG Free For All champion, returned to The Meadowlands and rewarded his new connections with a decisive 1:49.4 score in the $16,000 Saturday night feature....read on

Mykindachip Wins Open At Miami Valley

January 21, 2017:

Mykindachip (Chris Page) returned to his winning ways copping the $22,000 Open I Pace at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday (January 21) night, speeding to a 1:50.4 victory over Meadowbrookthunder (Trace Tetrick) and Fancy Creek Elusiv (Mike Oosting)....read on

Rebel Jet Lands Perfectly At Buffalo

January 21, 2017:

Rebel Jet ($12.40) has been a well-traveled pacer the past few months but he found a perfect landing spot at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (January 21) by winning the $10,000 Open in 1:57.1 over the 'good' track....read on

Trustworthy Kid And Palone Shine

January 21, 2017:

Refreshed by a 31 second-quarter breather, Trustworthy Kid easily repelled his outside challengers and captured Saturday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

SC Rewind: Rothmans Stakes (2/2)

January 21, 2017:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith concludes the two-part remembrance of the 1985 Rothman's Summer Series held at Greenwood Raceway in Toronto....read on

Mach Three Euthanized In NZ

January 20, 2017:

It is with profound regret and sadness that Tara Hills Stud in Port Perry, Ont. reports that pacing stallion Mach Three was euthanized Friday morning (January 20) at Alabar Farms in Waiau Pa, New Zealand following a paddock accident....read on

Finalists Excited For The O’Briens

January 20, 2017:

Anticipation is building for this year's O’Brien Awards, to be held on Saturday, January 28 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel. The black-tie gala, presented by Standardbred Canada, will honour the best in Canadian harness racing from the 2016 season. It is the night that fans and industry participants will learn who takes home the prestigious hardware....read on

Opulent Yankee Upsets Big M Trotters

January 20, 2017:

On this night, the house horse got the money....read on

McNair Stays Hot In Winter Series

January 20, 2017:

Winter Series action continued on Friday’s 11-race card at Woodbine Racetrack and, once again, Doug McNair was the first star of the night....read on

Safe From Terror Tops Miami Valley Mares

January 20, 2017:

Safe From Terror, a 13-time winner in 2016 who banked $166,205, returned to her winning ways at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday (January 20) night when she captured the $22,000 Mares Open pace in 1:52....read on

Bettor N Better Prevails By A Nose

January 20, 2017:

Slight favourite Bettor N Better (Jason Bartlett, $7.20) lasted — barely — Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Well Said To Sugar Valley Farm In Ohio

January 20, 2017:

Well Said, who has stood stud at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania since 2010, is relocating to Delaware Ohio’s Sugar Valley Farm, just a couple miles down the road from the scene of his decisive 1:51.4 score in the 2009 Little Brown Jug....read on

Coleman On O'Brien Nominations

January 20, 2017:

When multiple O'Brien Award-winning trainer Casie Coleman made the decision to reduce the size of her stable this past year, she didn't anticipate that she would be celebrating at the 2016 O'Briens come awards season....read on

A Pacer To 'Fear' In 2017

January 20, 2017:

“I have turned down huge offers for him as everyone knows how good he was. He races very relaxed and can leave or come off the pace; he is very handy and has an effortless gait. That's why Dave (Miller) likes him so well."...read on

Brandon Campbell Chooses Wisely

January 19, 2017:

“I struggled through most of my life but it’s all coming together now...The ups are finally paying for all the downs.”...read on

O'Briens Cap Off Seelster Success

January 19, 2017:

"We take a lot of pride in the horses that we breed and raise and to be recognized as one of two finalists for this award is a great way to cap off a successful season."...read on

Ira Fisher Sr. Passes

January 19, 2017:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Ira Fisher of Guelph, Ont. has passed away in his 80th year....read on

Gural OKs Control The Moment Foals

January 19, 2017:

Offspring of Control The Moment will be allowed to race at The Meadowlands, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs, as he has been given a medical exemption to the four-year-old restrictions currently in place....read on

A Closer Look At Nova Scotia Racing

January 18, 2017:

What do Junebugs Baby, Fresh Yankee, Bill O'Donnell and Wakizashi Hanover all have in common?...read on

OSAS Announces Stallion Auction

January 18, 2017:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS), now in its 21st year, will once again be conducting a stallion auction this breeding season....read on

Frank O’Mara Passes; Arrangements Set

January 4, 2017:

Gerald Francis O’Mara, known for seven decades around the harness racing world as 'Frank,' passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017....read on

New Vocations Stallion Auction Details

January 19, 2017:

Breedings to Donato Hanover, Art Major, Well Said, Creatine, Pet Rock, McArdle, Guccio, GooGoo GaaGaa, Triumphant Caviar, Sunshine Beach and Artspeak are among the 75+ that have been donated to New Vocations’ 19th annual stallion auction....read on

Inaugural Courses Added To Portal

January 19, 2017:

Equine Guelph has announced some details in regard to the first two inaugural courses that have been added to its new portal, which as been created to provide horsepeople with short, practical, online training to stay up to date with the latest information on equine care....read on

BetShare Wins Horse Racing 3.0

January 18, 2017:

BetShare, a group of Toronto entrepreneurs, won ‘Horse Racing 3.0: Changing the Game’ (HR3). HR3 is a customer centric, open innovation program that challenged Canadian start-ups and entrepreneurs to co-develop disruptive technology with Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) to help transform the horse racing industry....read on

From Rideau To The O'Briens

January 18, 2017:

The 2016 O'Brien Award Gala marks the fourth year for the Future Star Award and this year’s nominees, Brett MacDonald, 20, of Embrun, Ont., and Louis-Philippe Roy, 27, of Mont-Joli, Que., are no strangers to one another....read on

A Life-Changing, Farm-Buying Horse

January 18, 2017:

“He was just an over-achiever. I never expected him to be what he was and he ended up winning the Cleveland Classic as a long shot."...read on

Rare Racing Occurrence

January 17, 2017:

A bit of a unique situation played out earlier this month. The occurrence was spread out across the nation and included three different drivers, at three different tracks, located in three different provinces....read on

OHHA Elects Executive Committee

January 17, 2017:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association Board of Directors met on January 11 to elect the Officers and Executive Committee for 2017....read on

Race Date Changes Announced

January 17, 2017:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has announced that it has approved changes to the 2017 race date calendar for Mohawk Racetrack, The Raceway at Western Fair District, and Grand River Raceway....read on

Dr J Hanover Attracts Attention

January 16, 2017:

The 2017 January Select Mixed Sale had a strong group of four-year-old racehorses consigned, with Dr J Hanover fetching the highest sale price....read on

Ontario's Wagering Data Released

January 16, 2017:

As part of Ontario Racing’s commitment to transparency and industry information sharing, Ontario Racing (OR) has collaborated with the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) to reconcile and provide a 10-year overview of Ontario related wagering -- specifically wagering by Ontario customers, and wagering on Ontario product....read on

Hartman, Nifty & Kadabra Magic

January 16, 2017:

While the 2016 season laid out for trotting filly Magic Presto didn't go quite according to plan, the Ontario Sired lass ended her year on a high note that helped propel her close to the top of her divisional standings and into O'Brien Award consideration....read on

Snyder Thrilled Beyond Delight

January 15, 2017:

Jeffrey Snyder has owned multiple O'Brien Award winning horses over his years of involvement in harness racing, and is one of a few that boast owning a Standardbred named Canada's Horse of the Year. But those awards do not take anything away from his nomination in 2016 thanks to the season of freshman pacing colt Beyond Delight....read on

"Dream Come True" For Wellwood

January 13, 2017:

The 2016 O'Brien Awards will be a family affair for the Wellwood-Keeling clan courtesy of three-year-old trotting colt Marion Marauder's dream season in 2016, highlighted by an historic achievement....read on

Atlantic Stallion Registrations Due

January 12, 2017:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association would like to remind stallion owners and lessees that the deadline to register a stallion with the Atlantic Sires Stakes program for the 2017 breeding season, without paying a late fee, is January 31....read on

Stakes Cancellation In B.C.

January 12, 2017:

Officials with Harness Racing B.C. have issued a notice that one of the stakes events slated to commence in early February 2017 has been cancelled....read on

HPItv Channels To Shut Down

January 11, 2017:

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced on Wednesday (January 11) that HPItv will shut down its multi-track channel and accompanying odds channel effective Saturday, April 11, 2017....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

January 11, 2017:

"As 2017 gets underway I want to share with you what Standardbred Canada will be focusing on during the calendar year. Our team and Board of Directors have created a very ambitious, yet doable agenda of goals and action items that we will strive to attain for you this year"...read on / continuer à lire

Outstanding Groom Finalists Announced

January 10, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Outstanding Groom Award, sponsored for the second consecutive year by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

2017 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 10, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2017 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

McClure On His Dream Season

January 8, 2017:

“It was when I woke up from a nap and saw all these people congratulating me that I went ‘Wow.’”...read on

Meet Your O'Brien Award Emcees

January 7, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ken Middleton and Jason Portuondo will co-host the 2016 O’Brien Awards on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

No Cam Fella Award Winner For 2016

January 5, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has announced there will not be a 2016 recipient for the Cam Fella Award....read on

Wagering Up In Canada

January 5, 2017:

Data from Standardbred Canada indicates that pari-mutuel wagering on Canadian harness racing increased by 1.97 per cent in 2016, with average per-race handle up by 6.25 per cent....read on

2016 Media Award Finalists Announced

January 4, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Media Excellence Awards, sponsored by Ontario Racing....read on

Open Letter To SC's Ontario Members

December 19, 2016:

The following is an open letter penned by Dan Gall, Standardbred Canada's President & CEO, to the organization's Ontario-based members....read on

Up To Date With '17 Eligibility Fees?

December 5, 2016:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2017 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2017....read on

National Survey On Horse Racing

November 16, 2016:

The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, in close collaboration with Standardbred Canada, is undertaking a National study on the horse racing industry. The study seeks to come to a better understanding of the horse racing industry in Canada and to draw a picture of those who are active in the sector....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


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