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Merchandiser To Stand In Ontario

December 8, 2016:

Merchandiser 3, 1:53.4, by Muscle Hill, will stand at Stonewater Farms in Ancaster, Ontario for the 2017 breeding season....read on

Western Fair Qualifiers Rescheduled

December 8, 2016:

Environment Canada has issued a snow squall advisory for the London area overnight Thursday and into Friday, thus officials at The Raceway at Western Fair District have cancelled qualifying on Friday morning....read on

Hudon Sidelined Indefinitely

December 8, 2016:

Driver Gerry Hudon will be sidelined indefinitely as a result of an accident this past Saturday night (Dec. 3) at Northlands Park....read on

Online SC Director Voting

November 11, 2016:

Online voting is now available for the Standardbred Canada Election of Directors in Atlantic Canada....read on

Foal Registration Deadline December 31

November 17, 2016:

The deadline to register the 2016 foals is December 31, 2016. Application, registration fee and Stallion Service Certificate must be filed with Standardbred Canada’s office by the deadline....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

Century Downs Mare Winning In The U.S.

December 8, 2016:

Some owners from south of the border recently had their eyes on a mare that was racing in Alberta. They reached out and got a deal done. They couldn’t be happier, as the bay has since earned cheques in all of her four starts since crossing the border. She brings a two-race win streak into her tilt this weekend....read on

Flamboro / Western Fair Holiday Draws

December 8, 2016:

The holiday draw schedules for both Flamboro Downs and The Raceway at Western Fair District have been released....read on

Clarke Speaks To Alliance Strengths

December 8, 2016:

In the wake of recent industry consultations with Ontario Racing (OR) on a potential long term funding plan, the General Manager of one of the tracks involved in the Ontario Standardbred Alliance offered his perspective on the current climate facing the harness racing industry in the province....read on

Multiple Updates From New Jersey

December 8, 2016:

On Thursday, December 8, the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey issued a trio of releases in regard to the changing status of notable stakes races, the continuation of the state breeding rebate program, and a reminder about stallion registration in the state. Most notably, it was announced that the New Jersey Classic and Miss New Jersey have been suspended until further notice....read on

Market Share Heads Friday ‘Big M’ Card

December 8, 2016:

Friday night opens the weekend of live racing at the Meadowlands Racetrack with a dozen big fields and competitive match-ups galore....read on

PA Stallion Register Deadline Announced

December 8, 2016:

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has reminded horsepeople to register their stallions for the 2017 state breeding season before the February 1, 2017 deadline. Additionally, owners who wish to register their broodmares for the Pennsylvania Standardbred Breeders Fund Award program must have their horses registered as ‘PA-residents’ by February 15, 2017, to ensure those mares’ foals are eligible for the awards....read on

Details On 2017 Yonkers Season

December 8, 2016:

Yonkers Raceway has announced that its 2017 live season is set to begin Sunday, Jan. 8, pending approval of the New York State Gaming Commission....read on

New Sponsor For Dan Patch Awards

December 8, 2016:

The Indiana Standardbred Association (ISA) is partnering with the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) in the presentation of the Dan Patch Awards....read on

Batavia's Closing Week Draw Schedule

December 8, 2016:

Horsepeople racing at Batavia Downs are reminded of draw schedule changes for the final week of the meet....read on

New Consortium, NTRA Test Barn Rules

December 8, 2016:

On Wednesday, December 8, the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) released a new set of test barn and chain of custody recommendations designed to encourage the use of best practices at racetracks....read on

‘Inspiring’ And Dominant At A Price

December 7, 2016:

There is no doubt that handicappers took a second look at their programs after the $7,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 3 at Flamboro Downs on Wednesday (December 7), as Twin B Inspiring put forth a dominant display at odds of 37-1....read on

Godiva Seelster Victorious Again

December 7, 2016:

Godiva Seelster and Prairie Fortune took top honours in their respective Open events on Wednesday night (December 7) at Pompano Park....read on

Slam Dunk For Il Mago At Dover Downs

December 7, 2016:

Ontario Sired Il Mago, who has not missed a cheque since arriving at Dover Downs, won for the first time over the five-eighths mile course on Wednesday, December 7. His 1:52.3 clocking came in the track’s $20,000 Open Handicap Trot....read on

Strong Finish For Global Symposium

December 7, 2016:

Two days of presentations of new ideas in racing wrapped up on Wednesday (December 7) in Tucson, Arizona, as the 43rd annual Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming concluded....read on

Niagara, Valedictory Set To Kick Off

December 7, 2016:

A few flurries are expected to be floating through the Toronto air this weekend, which only seems fitting, seeing as though winter series action will begin this Friday (December 9) at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Dion On Cashman Memorial Situation

December 7, 2016:

“We’ll take it, for sure, but you don’t wish that on anyone. Mistakes happen. My horse (Flanagan Memory) doesn’t need that to earn his money.”...read on

COSA Annual General Meeting Notice

December 7, 2016:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) has announced the date for its seventh annual general meeting (AGM)....read on

2017 Living Horse Hall Noms Announced

December 7, 2016:

The Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame has announced the 2017 nominees to the Living Horse Hall....read on

Suspensions, Fines Over Integrity Issues

December 7, 2016:

More fines and suspensions have been handed out in the Down Under harness racing industry, as a probe looking into allegations of racing integrity issues have resulted in significant suspensions and four-figure fines to multiple racing participants....read on

More On Drone Camera Experiment

December 7, 2016:

Last Friday's experiment using a drone-mounted camera to view the qualifying races at The Raceway at the Western Fair District has drawn more interest from outside the harness racing world....read on

Support For Centralized Drug Rules

December 6, 2016:

The results of twenty-eight focus groups and an in-depth survey of industry stakeholders reveal widespread support for the creation of a centralized rule making entity accountable to the existing racing commissions reorganized into a multi-jurisdictional entity (interstate compact)....read on

Meadowlands Holiday Schedule

December 7, 2016:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have announced the draw schedule and some racing notes for the upcoming holiday season....read on

More Accolades For Hannah Miller

December 7, 2016:

She’s known to her fans as ‘Hurricane Hannah’ Miller because, again this year, she has taken amateur racing by storm. For the dedicated 24-year-old, 2016 marks the second consecutive season that she has earned the honour of being named the National Amateur Driver of the Year in the United States....read on

Register Atlantic Sires Stakes Stallions

December 7, 2016:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association is now accepting Atlantic Sires Stakes stallion registrations for the 2017 breeding season....read on

'Big M's ‘Own A Horse’ Promo Returns

December 7, 2016:

Building on the success of previous versions of the promotion, the Meadowlands Racetrack is pleased to announce the return of its wildly popular ‘Own A Horse’ promotion....read on

Innovative Equine Programs at UofG

December 7, 2016:

Dean Jeffery Wichtel of the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph has highlighted some of the innovative equine programs that are currently being offered at the institution....read on

Hanhan Does It Again!

December 6, 2016:

Congratulations to Mike Hanhan of Brantford, Ontario who is the winner of the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Western Canada Pacing Derby Online Handicapping Contest....read on

Prewitt Promoted At Pompano

December 6, 2016:

Gabe Prewitt has been named Director of Racing Operations at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park....read on

Barn Fire Claims Horse; 29 Saved

December 6, 2016:

One horse lost its life, but 29 others were luckily able to escape when a serious fire reduced a large barn to smoldering ash this past weekend....read on

Gaming Expansion Bill Advances In NJ

December 6, 2016:

On Monday, December 5 in Trenton, New Jersey, an Assembly gaming committee voted 4-3 in favour of advancing a piece of legislation (A4255) that calls for the introduction of alternative gaming areas in at least a few of the state’s horse racetracks....read on

Resolve Disqualified From Cashman Win

December 6, 2016:

As a result of a hearing held on November 30, the New Jersey Racing Commission has suspended trainer Ake Svanstedt 15 days and fined him $500 as a result of a positive test on Resolve in the $273,600 John Cashman Jr. Memorial Trot on August 6 at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Three-Year Cobalt Suspension Levied

December 6, 2016:

A harness racing trainer has been handed a three-year suspension and a $1,500 fine stemming from a positive test for cobalt that was produced from a pre-race test....read on

McClure's Mainstay Mare

December 6, 2016:

"She was a good one that I could put down and I’d have my name on the sheet. To pick up drives you have to be down. So, when I wasn’t getting any drives I’d be there every night with her."...read on

2017 Fan Club Calendar Available

December 6, 2016:

The 2017 Heart of Harness Racing Calendar is available now! Standardbred Canada members can stop by the SC Field Rep’s office at their track to pick up a calendar, and several of the tracks racing in December and January will be having giveaways....read on

Western Fair Earns International Awards

December 5, 2016:

The Western Fair District has received seven awards from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE), headquartered in Springfield, Mo....read on

National Assembly To Honour Filion

December 5, 2016:

On Tuesday, December 6, harness racing’s newest inductee to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, Yves Filion, will be feted before the Quebec National Assembly in Quebec City....read on

Final AGCO Roundtable In Ottawa

December 5, 2016:

The final AGCO roundtable with horsepeople on a review of the Rules of Racing will take place next Monday, December 12 at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Thousands Cheer S-Breds At Parade

December 5, 2016:

“When you come around the corner to enter the parade, it is like a ‘wow’ moment. You never expect to see that many people. It is just unbelievable.”...read on

Toy Drive Continues At Flamboro

December 5, 2016:

After a tremendously successful toy drive in 2015, officials with Flamboro Downs have their sights set on surpassing last year's donations in 2016....read on

Poll: Retiring Stallions Rule

December 5, 2016:

Were you in favour of the rule that required stallions to race at age four before retiring to stud duty?....read on

December's Fan Club Contest

December 5, 2016:

From British Columbia’s Fraser Downs to Red Shores Racetrack and Casino in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and at all racetracks in between, the 2016 Canadian harness racing season never failed to entertain fans....read on

Telling The Big & Little Stories

December 4, 2016:

"If we look at our participants and horses, it’s not difficult to see that they have the ability to touch thousands of local communities, towns and cities. Horses are foaled in areas where local newspeople are searching for news."...read on / continuer à lire

Miller On Always B Miki, Betting Line

December 4, 2016:

"There had been so much hype all all year -- on all of us -- for him to break the world record...at times I thought he would do it no problem but, like I said, that day there wasn't for sure still and he did it."...read on

SC Rewind: Waples Goes 8-For-8

December 3, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls a very special two-day performance by an amazing driver who dazzled the large crowds at Montreal's Blue Bonnets track back in 1956. At the end of this offering he also passes along a special greeting to this revered horseman....read on

Share Your Favourite Newsmakers

December 3, 2016:

As the season comes to a close and we reflect on the past year, Trot Magazine would like to hear what your favourite harness racing news stories were from 2016...read on

More Join Truro Fundraiser

December 2, 2016:

More members of Nova Scotia's local racing circuit are joining forces to raise funds for those who were injured in a November accident at Northside Downs....read on

All Bets Off To Race In 2017

December 2, 2016:

The owners of All Bets Off and Hickory Lane Farm have mutually agreed to end the agreement to have the stallion stand stud at Hickory Lane in 2017....read on

Ontario’s 2017 Approved Race Dates

December 2, 2016:

On Thursday, December 1, in accordance with the recommendations of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and Ontario Racing, the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario issued the 2017 race date schedule....read on

O'Brien Fan Voting Now Open!

December 2, 2016:

Once again, fans have their say in Canadian harness racing's year-end awards!...read on

Matinee Awards Banquet In The Books

December 2, 2016:

The PEIHRIA, SBHOA and Matinee Racetrack Awards Banquet took place at Red Shores' Charlottetown Driving Park on Wednesday, November 30....read on

Western Fair Supports Funding Plan

December 2, 2016:

The following is a letter sent by Western Fair Association’s President and CEO Hugh Mitchell to Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa confirming his support, as well as Western Fair's, for the ministry’s long-term Government funding plan and encouragement to proceed with its implementation....read on

Flamboro Closing For Training

December 2, 2016:

Officials with Flamboro Downs have announced that the track will be closed for training for three days next week....read on

Thestable.ca Open House And Horse Sale

December 1, 2016:

Whatever your budget, there’s plenty of opportunity to ensure you have a share of a yearling under the tree for Christmas morning....read on

December's Calendar Photographer

December 1, 2016:

“There is something very special about being able to capture and freeze a moment of time and to be able to revisit it again and again in the form of a photograph.”...read on

One-On-One With Rob Cook

November 30, 2016:

In the November issue of TROT Magazine, Rob Cook, Executive Director of Ontario Racing, sat down for a one-on-one interview to answer questions about the organization's direction, vision for the future, and his early experiences on the job...read on

Hall Accepting Noms For 2017 Class

November 29, 2016:

The public is invited to participate in the nomination of horses and people who have made a significant contribution to Canadian horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2017....read on

Equine Guelph Wants Your Input

November 29, 2016:

Equine Guelph would like to thank all participants so far that have given their input to help shape the future of the racing industry in Ontario....read on

Fantasy Stable Hits Homestretch

November 29, 2016:

The 2016 Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable heads into the final month with front-runners reaping the rewards of a Breeders Crown bonus and Fall Four success....read on

Poll: Canada's Horse Of The Year

November 24, 2016:

Keeping in mind that a horse needs a minimum of three starts on Canadian soil to be eligible, which of the following would you vote for as Canada's Horse of the Year for 2016 (greatest contribution to Canadian racing)?...read on

Changes To O'Briens Eligibility

November 23, 2016:

The 2016 O’Brien Awards are scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

First Consultation Round Concludes

November 22, 2016:

The seventh and final consultation session regarding the proposed long-term funding framework for Ontario's horse racing industry took place on Tuesday (Nov. 22) in Milton, Ont....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

Board Votes No 2017 Fee Increases

November 2, 2016:

At the Standardbred Canada Board of Directors meeting in August, a motion was tabled and approved by the Board for no fee increases to the core services that Standardbred Canada offers its members....read on

2017-2019 SC Director Election

November 1, 2016:

As a result of the nominations received for Standardbred Canada Directors for the 2017 – 2019 three-year term, listed below are the candidates that were nominated or acclaimed in each region....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

Breeders: Fill Out Foal Location Report

July 27, 2015:

Breeders, if you have any foals born in 2016, 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


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