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Prix D’Ete To Sunfire Blue Chip

September 21, 2014:

It was a magnificent homecoming Sunday afternoon for Quebec native Yannick Gingras, who guided Sunfire Blue Chip to a track and Canadian record-setting performance of 1:50.3 in the $200,000 Prix D’Ete for four-year-old pacers at Hippodrome Trois-Rivieres....read on

A Marketing Fund For Racing

September 21, 2014:

In light of the recent fundraising campaign within the harness racing industry to broadcast some of the major races on national television -- including this past week's Little Brown Jug -- the latest Standardbred Canada video features trainers and drivers discussing the idea of a marketing fund for the sport....read on

Truro Hosts Nova Scotia Stakes

September 21, 2014:

There was plenty of star power on display Sunday afternoon at Truro Raceway, as the half-mile oval hosted two- and three-year-old pacers in the Nova Scotia Stakes....read on

Record Mile For Schrader Hanover

September 21, 2014:

Schrader Hanover turned in a ‘no doubt about it’ score in Sunday’s $5,000 Preferred 3 for trotters at Leamington Raceway, and he established a new track record for older trotting geldings in the process....read on

Electricity In The Air In Quebec

September 21, 2014:

The parking lot and grandstand were full more than an hour before first race post time at Hippodrome 3R this afternoon, in anticipation of Quebec's signature racing event - the Prix D'Ete....read on

Big Weekend For Johnson?

September 21, 2014:

If omens mean anything, then Corey Johnson is the trainer to watch Sunday in the Prix D’Ete....read on

Master Of Law Upsets In Centaur Trot

September 20, 2014:

The talk of the toteboard was Swedish star Sebastian K, but the Jimmy Takter-trained Master Of Law defied his long odds with a perfect second over trip to win the $238,500 Centaur Trotting Classic featured on Saturday night at Hoosier Park....read on

Voelz Hanover In Milton Stakes Shocker

September 20, 2014:

Overlooked at odds of 33-1, millionaire pacing mare Voelz Hanover summoned her back-class to pull off the upset victory in the 52nd edition of the $286,000 Milton Stakes featured on the Saturday stakes card at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Flamboro 10th Race Declared 'No Contest'

September 21, 2014:

Flamboro Downs' 10th race on Saturday night was declared a 'No Contest' after a multiple horse accident occurred heading into the stretch towards the half-mile mark....read on

Sophomores Battle In Semi-Finals

September 20, 2014:

Three-year-olds of both sexes and gaits set the fields for their $50,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series Finals with eight $20,000 Semifinals on Saturday (September 20) at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Justapassin Fanci Passes

September 20, 2014:

It was a day of highs and ultimate lows for the Travis Cullen stable at Alberta Downs on Saturday as the horsemen went from sitting aboard his promising three-year-old pacing filly Justapassin Fanci for a victory before seeing her pass away after the race....read on

Bigtown Hero Sets World Record

September 20, 2014:

Bigtown Hero set a new world record for aged geldings on the pace in a Preferred Handicap victory on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried a purse of $25,000....read on

Vernon Hosts Excelsior Series Finals

September 21, 2014:

Vernon Downs held Finals in eight divisions of the New York Excelsior "A" Series on Saturday night with purses totaling $360,000....read on

D Gs Camme Wins Red Shores Preferred

September 21, 2014:

D Gs Camme, under the command of Ron Matheson, won the featured $2,400 Preferred on Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in an impressive 1:54.3....read on

Casimir Jitterbug Wins Yonkers Open

September 20, 2014:

Ontario-sired Casimir Jitterbug and driver Brian Sears survived the scrum from second-over Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceways' $44,000 Open Handicap Pace....read on

Gingras On Quebec Homecoming

September 20, 2014:

After winning the Little Brown Jug in Delaware, Ohio this past Thursday for the first time in his career, one would think that driver Yannick Gingras could breathe a sigh of accomplishment and perhaps relief from his hectic schedule....read on

Inspired Art Streaks To Victory In Finale

September 20, 2014:

Inspired Art closed out the 2014 season of harness racing at St. John's Racing & Entertainment Centre with a seven length romp in the final Preferred Pace on Saturday afternoon....read on

Beattie Celebrates First Lifetime Win

September 20, 2014:

Saturday afternoon at Fredericton Raceway is a day that young Kent Beattie will remember for a lifetime....read on

Oldfriendskentucky Wins Preferred

September 20, 2014:

One can only wonder what one nicknames a horse with the name Oldfriendskentucky. It is a mouthful to say, and the name was said over and over again as Herbie Litt took the Whosurboy gelding to the front, and never looked back in winning Leamington Raceway's $5,000 Preferred 3 Pace on Saturday afternoon....read on

All Turain Repeats In Ferguson Memorial

September 20, 2014:

All Turain defended his title in the $7,500 J.A. Ferguson Memorial Invitational Pace on Saturday afternoon at Northside Downs while Jann Down stamped herself as the top two-year-old pacing filly in the Atlantic Sires Stakes....read on

'Vertigo' Earns Second Opening Week Win

September 20, 2014:

Vertigo Hanover captured his second opening week win in four days Saturday afternoon and connected in identical wire-to-wire fashion as he did in Wednesday’s opener....read on

Limelight In Sunshine Stakes Spotlight

September 20, 2014:

With Mother Nature cooperating and no rain for the second straight week, the Sunshine Stakes for Florida-sired Standardbreds went off without a hitch Saturday at Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village in Delray Beach, Florida....read on

Local Owner Seeks Prix D'Ete Win

September 20, 2014:

As recently as a month ago, the chances of Quebec-owned Sunshine Beach even qualifying for Sunday’s Prix d’Ete seemed remote....read on

SC Rewind: Match Races In Quebec

September 20, 2014:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls a couple of famous old Match Races held in Montreal; one at Blue Bonnets, the other at Richelieu Park. Many were held in the Province years ago....read on

Photo Finishes In B.C. Breeders Stakes

September 20, 2014:

The fillies took their turn in the spotlight on Friday night as Fraser Downs hosted more B.C. Breeders Stakes divisions, which were contested over a "good" track surface....read on

Freshmen Clash In Semi-Finals

September 19, 2014:

Rookie pacers and trotters of both sexes competed in eight $20,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Semifinals on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Racing Represented At Plowing Match

September 19, 2014:

This year's International Plowing Match And Rural Expo, running from Sept. 16 to 20 in Ivy, Ont., includes a one-acre exhibit called "World of Horses" with Standardbred racing represented....read on

More Than A $200,000 Horse Race

September 19, 2014:

This Sunday the Quebec Jockey Club that runs the harness racing track Hippodrome 3R, which is half way between Montreal and Quebec City in the town of Trois-Rivieres, is hosting the revival of one of Canada’s most prestigious races, the Prix D’Ete....read on

Horsemen Raise Over $5,000 For Charity

September 19, 2014:

September is Cancer Awareness Month and the horse racing community in Newfoundland and Labrador is aware and giving back, to a total of over $5,000....read on

Bax Discusses Possible Relocation

September 19, 2014:

Accomplished trainer John Bax has been a fixture in Peterborough, Ont. for years. Although, if all goes according to plan, the respected horseman could have a new base of operations in the near future....read on

Scott Zeron Returns To Quebec

September 19, 2014:

Driver Scott Zeron has an enviable record so far in Quebec, the province of his birth....read on

Limelight Beach Wins Jug

September 18, 2014:

Three-year-old pacing gelding Limelight Beach won the 2014 Little Brown Jug in straight heats at Ohio’s Delaware County Fair on Thursday, September 18, giving North America’s leading trainer, Ron Burke, his first career Jug win....read on

Harvey Wins Favourite Driver Contest

September 19, 2014:

The ‘I Love Canadian Harness Racing’ Fan Club would like to congratulate Bob Harvey of Perth, Ont. on winning the ‘Meet Your Favourite Driver’ contest. Harvey’s favourite reinsman is recent National Driving Champion, Jody Jamieson....read on

Anniversary Handicapping Contests

September 17, 2014:

What better way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Ontario Sires Stakes program than taking part in some handicapping contests with a chance to win some cash!...read on

Colors A Virgin Wins Jugette

September 17, 2014:

After having won her opening-heat elimination courtesy of a first-over trip, the Indiana-bred Colors A Virgin came right back with a similar game plan in the $178,862 Jugette final on Wednesday, September 17 at the Delaware County Fair in Ohio....read on

A Tribute To Mark Austin

September 16, 2014:

"Harness racing has lost one of its brightest lights. We have all lost a good friend and harness racing just won't be the same without Mark Austin in it"....read on

Mark Austin Passes; Arrangements Set

September 15, 2014:

Mark Austin, one of Ontario's most popular and successful trainers, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the age of 54....read on

Canadian Yearling Sale Average Up

September 14, 2014:

A solid group of yearlings and a 2015 two-year-old purse bonus announcement helped substantially raise the average price at Sunday's 2014 Canadian Yearling Sale....read on

Horsemen Applaud Purse Bonuses

September 13, 2014:

Some of Ontario's top horsemen have offered comment on Friday's announcement regarding the projected $700,000 in purse bonuses set to be added for next year's two-year-olds....read on

Woodbine, Horsemen Reach Deal

September 12, 2014:

On Friday, September 12, the Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Central Ontario Standardbred Association issued a joint release which states that the two organizations have reached a five-year deal which establishes minimum race dates and purses for the duration of the contract....read on

Boost For Ontario's Standardbreds

September 12, 2014:

Today, in advance of the Fall Standardbred sales, the Ontario Racing Commission is pleased to announce revisions to the 2015 Standardbred Improvement Program....read on

Free Stall Rent For ON-Sired Yearlings

September 11, 2014:

In an effort to encourage horsepeople to buy Ontario-sired yearlings at the province's two upcoming sales, Rideau Carleton Raceway has announced it is offering free stall rent to any Ontario-sired yearlings sold at the upcoming Canadian Yearling Sale or Forest City Yearling Sale....read on

Consignors Thrilled With Sale Results

September 15, 2014:

A near-25 per cent boost in yearling prices at the 2014 Canadian Yearling Sale gave many consignors something to smile about after Sunday's auction....read on

Fantasy Stable Results Online

June 1, 2014:

Results are now available for Trot Magazine's 2014 Fantasy Stable; to view the leaderboard...click here

Take Somebeachsomewhere With You!

August 6, 2014:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the commemoration of Somebeachsomewhere and a monumental day in harness racing on SC’s new BMO Mastercard....read on

Update On Animal Pedigree Act

May 2, 2014:

Representatives of Standardbred Canada were present at the annual meeting of the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation in Calgary, Alta....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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