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Bill Davis Passes

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

Trotters Prep For Elitlopp Playoff

April 30, 2016:

The Meadowlands' racetrack was abuzz this morning as some of the top older horses and three-year-olds were prepping for upcoming stakes. A dozen qualifiers began at 9:30 a.m. on a dry track under clear skies with little wind and the temperature in the 50’s....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

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1970's

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 1970's in the ongoing monthly feature 'Years Ago'....read on

Hippodrome 3R Ready For Opener

April 30, 2016:

The finishing touches are all in place as the Hippodrome 3R opens for live racing in 2016 on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m....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

Mighty Mouse Makes It Five In A Row

April 30, 2016:

Mighty Mouse closed out Friday night's (April 29) card of harness racing at The Raceway at the Western Fair District with her fifth straight victory and a new lifetime mark....read on

Katie Said Repeats At Meadowlands

April 29, 2016:

Katie Said was barely heard in the early going, but spoke loud and clear through the stretch Friday night, powering past her foes for a second straight week in the $25,000 Open Handicap Pace for fillies and mares at The Meadowlands....read on

Lucid Thoughts Prevails In Open Trot

April 29, 2016:

A fast pace and a tracking trip both proved beneficial for the J P Stables' Lucid Thoughts ($20.40), as he had ample late trot to just nab defending Open winner Stirling Cadet in Friday (April 29) evening's $9,000 Open Handicap Trot at Vernon Downs....read on

Ubettorbeturlife Defeats Distaffers

April 29, 2016:

Ubettorbeturlife turned in a gutsy performance to take home top honours in the featured event, a $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, April 29....read on

Upset Winners In Princess Series

April 29, 2016:

The second round of the Princess Series highlighted racing action Friday night (April 29) at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Al Raza Triumphs In Yonkers Open

April 29, 2016:

Al Raza N (Mark MacDonald, $13) roared through the lane Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Queen Ann M Wins Hackett Filly Final

April 29, 2016:

The Ohio stakes season kicked into high gear at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night (April 29) as Queen Ann M (Chris Page) captured the $35,000 championship leg of the James K. Hackett Memorial for Buckeye-bred sophomore pacing fillies....read on

Campanile Continues Her Winning Ways

April 29, 2016:

Campanile went coast to coast in Friday’s feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel....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

‘Cup’ Eligible Closes In :25.1

April 29, 2016:

A pair of three-year-olds that are eligible to the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup were victorious in their qualifying miles Friday morning (April 29) at Mohawk Racetrack. The 10-race session also featured the charted return of one of the speediest ‘glamour boys’ from the 2015 season....read on

Beattie On ‘Spot’ And NB Dates

April 29, 2016:

A total of 12 horses will be spread out over four qualifying races this Saturday (April 30) at Fredericton Raceway. One of those horses, Spots Shadow, is in to qualify for trainer Gary Beattie, who has been profiled by The Daily Gleaner ahead of the qualifying session....read on

Jim Croll Passes

April 29, 2016:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Jim Croll of Priceville, Ont. passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the age of 72....read on

Post-Race Meeting At Truro On Sunday

April 29, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that a meeting will take place at Truro Raceway a half-hour after the track's live program of racing concludes on Sunday, May 1....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

Confidence In Freaky Feet Pete

April 29, 2016:

“The four-year-old year is always the toughest. There are a lot of good horses out there, but I think he’ll be able to hold his own. So far he’s done everything we’ve asked him to do. It should be a lot of fun.”...read on

Fantasy Winner Eyes Big Prize

April 29, 2016:

Lifelong racing fan Rick Kalina of Strongsville, Ohio, is looking forward to this weekend’s World Harness Handicapping Championship at The Meadowlands, with his sights squarely set on the $20,000 grand prize....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

Clifford Garland Passes

April 28, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned longtime horseman Clifford Garland passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Carbonear General Hospital on Wednesday, April 27. He was 89 years old....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

Rebranding Racing Out Of A Track Name

April 28, 2016:

It has been reported that a harness racetrack that has been going to through a well-publicized rebranding has unveiled its new name, and that name has no mention of horses or horse racing in it....read on

Big Praise For Green Filly

April 28, 2016:

“She is just so willing, is two fingers to drive and has an incredible amount of desire. She will go in 2:40, but if you ask her to jump into a nice fast half from that she is right on it. I think this filly is as good as Eternitys Delight and I really believe in her because she reminds me so much of that mare.”...read on

Dan Patch Banquet To Las Vegas In 2017

April 28, 2016:

The United States Harness Writers Association has announced that it will be holding its 2017 Dan Patch Awards Banquet at the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort and Casino on Sunday, February 26....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

Moore Armada Invades Mohawk

April 28, 2016:

The winner of the 2015 O'Brien Award of Horsemanship has returned from Florida loaded for bear with a six-pack of pacers set to make seasonal and Canadian debuts this Saturday night....read on

Donald T. Lowes Passes

April 27, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that Donald Thomas Lowes of Princeton, Ont. passed away on Tuesday, April 26 at the Brantford General Hospital surrounded by the love and support of his family. He was in his 77th year....read on

Alberta Yearling Sale Entries Due

April 27, 2016:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association (ASHA) would to remind horsepeople that entries for the 2016 Yearling Sale are due this Sunday, May 1....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

Roy Surprised By Sudden Success

April 27, 2016:

Six months ago, Louis-Philippe Roy was just getting his feet wet at Rideau Carleton Raceway. Now, the native of Mont-Joli, Que., is atop the drivers’ standings....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

Blooded Sale Has 440 Horses Catalogued

April 26, 2016:

Catalogues are now available for the Blooded Horse Sale that will be held May 9 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, OH....read on

Positive Changes At Hippodrome 3R

April 25, 2016:

Opening day for Hippodrome 3R is right around the corner on Sunday, May 1 and management at Quebec’s only pari-mutuel harness racing track is ready to greet fans with some big, positive changes....read on

Bloice A. Ramsay Passes

April 25, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime horseman Bloice A. Ramsay of Kensington, PEI passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, April 24 at the age of 68....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

Eighteen Still Confederation Cup-Eligible

April 25, 2016:

The countdown is on to the 2016 Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs. The $225,000 (estimated) Confederation Cup, which is a showcase event for harness racing’s top four-year-old pacers, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 15....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

North America Cup-Date: April 25

April 25, 2016:

As stakes season approaches, 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

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 Posts President/CEO Position

March 4, 2016:

Standardbred Canada, an incorporated, non-profit organization with a mandate to promote and protect the Standardbred breed and the persons who breed, own or race Standardbred horses, is seeking a President and Chief Executive Officer....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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