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Bad As Leader Bounces Back; Hudon Hits $50 Million

February 11, 2016:

After missing the board in last week’s opening leg of the Miss Vera Bars Series, Bad As Leader rebounded and posted an authoritative score in Thursday evening’s $17,000 second on

Classy Lane Fire Fund Update

February 11, 2016:

The committee that was formed to ensure a fair distribution of the proceeds from fundraising efforts for the Classy Lane Fire Fund would like to update everyone on the process to on

Statements On Glaucine Positives

February 11, 2016:

The following statement was issued by Meadowlands Chairman Jeffrey Gural in light of recent reports that horses have tested positive for Class 2 drug glaucine in New on

COSA Official Fire Fund

January 5, 2016:

People wishing to make donations to the victims of Monday night's tragic barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre are being asked to do so through an official GoFundMe page which has been set up by the Central Ontario Standardbred on

SC Annual Members Meeting Details

February 2, 2016:

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

Solid Connections For Future Stars

February 11, 2016:

Two trainers that know a thing or two about winning multiple O'Brien Awards have chimed in on their background with this year's Future Star Award on

O’Brien Awards To Be Streamed Live

February 10, 2016:

Even if you aren’t attending the 2015 O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala, you can still enjoy the event via social media and video streaming on on

February Payment Deadline Reminders

February 11, 2016:

Multiple stakes nominations, payments and deadlines are coming in the next few days, so Trot Insider has collected all of the notifications that have been sent out from within the industry to try to help keep everyone in the on

Boni Joins Goshen Yearling Sale

February 11, 2016:

Bob Boni, president of Northwood Bloodstock Agency and well known in harness racing from his many years as a yearling sale consultant and bloodstock agent and owner, has joined the Goshen Yearling Sale as its on

Western Fair Qualifiers Pushed Back

February 11, 2016:

Official with The Raceway at Western Fair District have announced that the qualifying session scheduled for this Friday at the London, Ont. oval will now start at 12 on

The ‘Crown’ Back At The Big M In ‘16

February 11, 2016:

The Breeders Crown, harness racing’s annual year-end series of 12 championship events, valued at $5.8 million, will return to longtime partner track The Meadowlands, in East Rutherford, NJ, for on

Lonewolf Currier Tops Blooded Sale

February 11, 2016:

In spite of the cold, bidding was hot for racehorses and broodmares at the 53rd annual Winter Blooded Horse Sale in Delaware, on

Brittany Sells Large Part Of Acreage

February 11, 2016:

Brittany Farms owner George Segal announced today that a significant portion of the acreage that comprises Brittany Farms has been sold to Maurice Regan of New 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 on

Morrisville Yearling Sale Details

February 11, 2016:

Officials with the Morrisville Sale have released information about its 2016 yearling on

KY Committee Passes Tax-Break Bill

February 11, 2016:

On Wednesday, February 10 in Kentucky, the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee voted in favour of a piece of legislation that calls for taxes on agricultural items related to the horse racing industry to be on

William Weaver Passes

February 11, 2016:

Hall of Famer William B. Weaver III, who bred influential trotting sire Valley Victory as well as several division champions, passed away on Wednesday, February 10 at the age of on

Gallie Bythe Beach Returns

February 11, 2016:

Racing resumes at The Meadowlands on Friday evening (February 12) with fourteen pari-mutuel puzzlers on the menu beginning at 6:35 on

Insincerity Doubles Up In Preferred

February 10, 2016:

A three-wide backstretch brush proved to be the winning move for Insincerity in the $9,000 Preferred 2 & 3 Handicap Pace for fillies and mares on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at The Raceway at Western Fair on

Little Santamonica Rallies For The Win

February 10, 2016:

Little Santamonica ($6.90) unleashed a furious rally in the stretch and stunned Mach This Way by a head on Wednesday night (Feb. 10) to take Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Pace for fillies and mares in 1:59.2 over the sloppy on

Final Breath Wins Meadows Feature

February 10, 2016:

Final Breath retook the lead past the quarter, then held off a pair of determined challengers as he captured Wednesday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The on

Florida Closer To Decoupling

February 10, 2016:

Reports from Florida indicate that the state's laws requiring racetracks to conduct live racing in order to host expanded gaming are still alive, but the legislation enabling decoupling took a step forward on on

Hawthorne's 2016 Stakes Schedule set

February 10, 2016:

The 2016 Illinois conceived and foaled stakes schedule has been announced by Hawthorne Race Course and the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s on

Partners Hooked On Coffee Addict

February 10, 2016:

“I looked at her and couldn’t see a pimple on her. Then I sat down in a chair and just watched her demeanor for about 20 minutes. She stood perfectly. She didn’t even flick her ear. She was just so attentive. She was showing me that she was a smart horse. She had a head on her shoulders." on

More Details On Elitlopp Playoff

February 10, 2016:

The New Meadowlands Racetrack and the famed Solvalla Racetrack in Sweden have announced more details on the Elitlopp Playoff Free-For-All Trot with an automatic invitation for the winning horse to compete in the Elitlopp, one of the world’s most prestigious trotting events, on May 29 at Solvalla on

En Banc Hearing For NJ Sports Gambling

February 10, 2016:

Twelve U.S. federal judges are set to hear an appeal from the State of New Jersey into the August 2015 ruling that deemed the state’s sports wagering deregulation on

Cookie Fundraiser For ON Monte Racing

February 10, 2016:

As its third consecutive season of wagering on trotters under saddle nears, Racing Under Saddle Ontario will be holding its popular cookie dough fundraiser, which will get underway on February on

Horses In Tune With Emotions

February 10, 2016:

Any horseperson that has spent a great deal of time with equine will tell you that horses pick up on changes in human emotion and can tell when people’s moods have changed. Now it’s not just horsepeople that think this, as researchers have found the belief to be on

Newcomer Learns From His Elders

February 10, 2016:

“When I would go to the county fairs, I loved the horses...I just thought it was so cool what they did. I just wanted to learn more and more about the sport. My parents took me to the races and I’d wander off to the barns and learn from there. I went out to a farm and jogged my first horse and I knew this is what I want to do.” on

Tetrick Notches 9,000th Win

February 9, 2016:

Tim Tetrick went into Tuesday’s card of racing at Dover Downs just three wins shy of a major milestone, and he did one better by manufacturing a grand slam on

Donna McIntosh Passes

February 9, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned Donna McIntosh passed away peacefully at the Franklin Gardens Nursing Home in Leamington, Ontario on February 7, 2016. She was on

London Hosts First Info Session

February 9, 2016:

The first of two information sessions hosted by the new Ontario Racing Association (ORA) was held on Tuesday afternoon at Western Fair in on

Big M Striving For More $3M Handles

February 9, 2016:

Thanks to full fields, competitive racing, reduced takeout rates, and a successful partnership with horse racing network TVG, the Meadowlands Racetrack has posted four straight $3-million handle nights for the first time since a period between December 19, 2003 and January 3, 2004 when the historic harness track posted five straight programs that handled more than $3 on

Positive Step For NJ Expansion

February 9, 2016:

There was a positive development earlier this week in New Jersey in regard to the push to get the expanded gaming question onto the November on

Andrew Talks Industry Growth

February 9, 2016:

"We had the Fire Chief at our Awards banquet, and he came up to us and he said 'you know, I used to think that the horse industry was taking and that the horse industry was being subsidized and the horse industry was not a good thing. Now I know that the horse industry is involved in the community and I know horse racing is a good thing.'" on

Achieving A Positive Outcome

February 9, 2016:

"Seeing the positive spirit from the trainers who have been back in the game within the past four weeks has been incredible. They are a true demonstration of resilience and strength" on

Marketing To The ‘Millennials’

February 8, 2016:

The ‘millennials’ just aren’t flocking to casinos in the same manner that their parents and parents' parents did. That is hurting the casinos’ bottom line. That being said, decision makers at the gaming centres are rethinking their philosophies in an effort to attract the much-coveted younger demographic to their on

Horsepeople Collaborate On Bill

February 8, 2016:

It has been announced that a Standardbred horsepersons’ group has collaborated with agriculture officials and legislative leaders to develop legislation in regard to testing for illegal medications that have been used in the racing on

An Unprecedented Feat For Moreau?

February 7, 2016:

If he were to be named outstanding trainer in Canada for a third time at the 2015 O’Brien Awards gala on Feb. 13, Quebec native Richard Moreau has a plan for the on

2015 O'Briens Hosts Announced

February 6, 2016:

With the 2015 O’Brien Awards just one week away, expectations for an entertaining night are mounting. The evening will feature some of harness racing's most recognizable personalities, including co-hosts Ken Middleton and Greg on

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1940s

February 6, 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 1940's in the ongoing feature Years on

Hilton’s Chef Preps For O’Briens

February 5, 2016:

Unique awards, a full video production, great food, music, and incredible guests combine to make the O’Brien Awards one of the most anticipated annual events for horse people in on

SC’s Feb. 15 Stakes Payment Notice

February 1, 2016:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind owners and trainers that stakes payments are due February on

Kozell To Sing At 2015 O'Briens

January 29, 2016:

Organizers for the 27th edition of the O’Brien Awards are pleased to announce that Etobicoke, Ontario native Kaitlin Kozell will open the Gala with the American and Canadian national on

Outstanding Groom Award Finalists

January 27, 2016:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Outstanding Groom Award, sponsored by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming on

2015 O’Brien Award Details

January 13, 2016:

Tickets and ads for the 2015 O’Brien Awards, scheduled for Saturday, February 13 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel (formerly the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre) in Mississauga, Ont., are now on 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 on

Barn Fire Investigation Concludes

January 8, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that the full on-scene investigation into the tragic barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre concluded on on

Update: Tragic Fire At Classy Lane

January 5, 2016:

A barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre in Puslinch, Ont. started at roughly 11 p.m. on Monday, January 4 and claimed the lives of more than 40 horses. Trot Insider can confirm the names of the 39 Standardbred racehorses, 1 Thoroughbred, and 3 Miniatures, that perished. The list includes millionaire pacer Apprentice on

2016 Improvement Program Confirmed

December 22, 2015:

On Tuesday, December 22, the Ontario Racing Commission sent out a Notice to the Industry stating that Ontario’s Standardbred Improvement Program is confirmed for 2016, following the Ontario Racing Commission’s Board of Directors approval of both the 2016 budget and Program elements as developed by the Standardbred Advisory on

2015 O’Brien Finalists Announced

December 21, 2015:

On Monday, December 21, Standardbred Canada announced the finalists for the 2015 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past on

Standardbred Canada's 2016 Sales Dates

December 20, 2015:

Standardbred Canada has announced the details surrounding the 2016 edition of the Canadian Yearling 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 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 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) on

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