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Moonlit Dance Wins Princess Opener

April 24, 2015:

Moonlit Dance delivered as the 9-5 favourite in the $20,000 opening leg of the Princess Series for three-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Century Handicapping Contest Open

April 23, 2015:

With the return of harness racing to the Calgary area after a nine-year hiatus, the Grand Opening weekend of racing action at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino promises to be an exciting one....read on

From Stampede To Century

April 24, 2015:

When 13-year-old Bomber Brown heads to the gate on Saturday at Century Downs, he'll look to accomplish something he could not do nine years ago. Win a race in Calgary....read on

2015 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 6, 2015:

Standardbred Canada has released the first list of 2015 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable Open

April 19, 2015:

Trot Magazine is pleased to introduce the second edition of the Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable contest. Enter for free, play along all year, with a chance to win great prizes!....read on

Daylon Miracle Takes Meadows Maturity

April 25, 2015:

Ontario-bred Daylon Miracle stalked 2014 U.S. Trotter of the Year Shake It Cerry from the pocket, then blew by the champ in the Lightning Lane to pull off a mild 5-1 upset in Friday’s inaugural edition of the $51,100 The Meadows Maturity for mare trotters four and older....read on

Open Mares Deliver A Thriller At Big M

April 25, 2015:

For the past two weeks, Inittowinafortune has chased Radar Contact from the pocket and each time she came up short. That changed Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack as the five-year-old mare earned a hard-fought victory by a flared nostril in the featured $27,500 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap....read on

Friskie Lil Devil Wins Hackett Memorial

April 25, 2015:

Friskie Lil Devil, who captured the $200,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championship for freshman pacing fillies in her final 2014 start, opened her 2015 campaign by copping the $38,000 James K. Hackett Memorial Championship at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night....read on

A Penny Earned Triumphs In Open Trot

April 24, 2015:

After only mustering a fourth-place finish in his seasonal debut last week, A Penny Earned ($4.10) was quick to right the ship, taking Friday (April 24) evening's $10,000 Open Trot at Vernon Downs in 1:56.2....read on

Colors A Virgin Repeats At Hoosier

April 24, 2015:

Colors A Virgin effortlessly notched her second consecutive victory at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace for fillies and mares, on Friday, April 24....read on

Dune In Red Holds Off Distaffers

April 24, 2015:

Pole-assigned Dune In Red (Tyler Buter, $16.80) held off the cavalry Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $31,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace....read on

Racing In Ontario's 2015 Budget

April 23, 2015:

On Thursday, Ontario's Finance Minister Charles Souza released the 2015 Budget. While the province's horse racing industry wasn't referenced in terms of an increase or decrease to funding, the Budget did hint to other proposed changes....read on

Big M To Open For Two-Year-Old Training

April 24, 2015:

Beginning Thursday, April 30, two-year-olds will be able to train at Meadowlands Racetrack on Thursday mornings throughout the month of May....read on

Report On Stonebridge Rich Test

April 24, 2015:

A report prepared for trainer Anthony MacDonald in the matter of trotter Stonebridge Rich sheds light on the impact of topical anesthetic mepivacaine on a horse's system, and more specifically the effects of the drug in this instance....read on

Wellwood To Waterloo Region Hall

April 24, 2015:

It has been announced that Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame trainer William ‘Bill’ Wellwood will be posthumously inducted into the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame this Sunday (April 26)....read on

Alliance: ‘New Model Is Working’

April 24, 2015:

Via a Friday, April 24 press release from the Woodbine Entertainment Group, the ‘Standardbred Alliance’ stated that the Ontario harness racing industry is on track to a sustainable future, based on purse stability, growth in wagering and marketing initiatives that have proved successful over the course of the past year....read on

Bain Recovering From Accident

April 24, 2015:

Horse owner and trainer Tom Bain, one of the principals involved with resurrecting harness racing at Leamington Raceway, was recently hospitalized after a training accident....read on

Canadians Vie For World Supremacy

April 24, 2015:

Four Canadian handicappers will be competing for the $20,000 Grand Prize in the $50,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship hosted at The Meadowlands this Saturday, April 25....read on

Janoff To Be Honoured On 100th B-Day

April 24, 2015:

Harness racing hall of fame communicator and World War II decorated veteran Murray Janoff will be honoured at Pompano Park on Saturday as he celebrates his 100th birthday....read on

Grand River Training News

April 24, 2015:

With Grand River Raceway’s 2015 live racing season less than six weeks away, the Elora, Ont. track has issued a training notice....read on

Driver, Information Meeting At Truro

April 24, 2015:

It has been announced that the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission will be conducting information sessions for horsepeople and drivers after this Sunday’s qualifying races at Truro Raceway....read on

Three Northside Dates Cancelled

April 24, 2015:

Officials from the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission have announced that three race dates scheduled to take place at Northside Downs have been cancelled....read on

Retired Car Dealer Is "In It To Win It"

April 24, 2015:

"There’s a lot of money in harness racing now. Investing $100,000 in a horse is really not a gamble, whereas five or 10 years ago, if you invested $100,000 in a yearling, that was a gamble."...read on

Trainer Hopes For Sophomoric Maturity

April 24, 2015:

“Hopefully he’ll just keep getting better. If you’re in the business, everyone has high hopes. That’s why we’re in the yearling game. I don’t know if he’s a (1):51 trotter or a (1):52 trotter, but I think (1):53 is not out of his reach at all. If he keeps in the right spots and gets his confidence up, I think he’ll be alright.”...read on

Miami Valley To Finish With A Bang

April 23, 2015:

Miami Valley Raceway plans an assault on two world records as part of its final 2015 program, which will take place during the afternoon on Sunday, May 3....read on

Abuzz Over Canada's Newest Track

April 23, 2015:

Just a few days away from the “Grand Opening” race day at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in Calgary, the excitement surrounding the harness racing industry in Alberta is mounting....read on

Nina Dunn Passes

April 23, 2015:

Nina Dunn of Brights Grove, Ontario passed away at Bluewater Health on Friday, April 17 at the age of 69 after a courageous battle with cancer....read on

23 Eligible For Confederation Cup

April 23, 2015:

The return of the Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs is less than a month away and it is shaping up to be a great event as a solid group of 23 top-level four-year-old pacers have made the final payment to remain eligible....read on

Trotter Begins Road To Redemption

April 23, 2015:

“Last year was probably one of the biggest disappointments I’ve ever had in racing. It was definitely a bitter pill to swallow.”...read on

New Alberta Association Board Members

April 23, 2015:

The 2015 Alberta Standardbred Horse Association (ASHA) held its Annual General Meeting this past Saturday, April 18 in Calgary, Alberta and voted in a new Board of Directors....read on

Star-Studded Saturday Qualifiers

April 23, 2015:

With a collection of talent that's tantamount to a tease of stakes season, Saturday morning's sixteen qualifiers at The Meadowlands could garner as much -- if not more -- attention than any card of harness racing this weekend....read on

Horses Ready For Century Downs

April 22, 2015:

With the racetrack at Century Downs undergoing some fine tuning in preparation for opening day this Saturday, April 25, Kelly Hoerdt's Bedrock Training Centre was buzzing this week with more horses qualifying for the meet....read on

Camille To Retire After Matchmaker

April 22, 2015:

“I think she’s proven herself to be iron tough. She raced at the top of the game and I think she more than deserves the chance to be a broodmare."...read on

Zoom Challenge Deadline Reminder

April 22, 2015:

For the third consecutive year, your I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club is pleased to present the Zoom Photography Challenge. The deadline for April’s submissions is this coming Monday (April 27)....read on

Maltbys Honoured For Green Efforts

April 22, 2015:

Longtime Standardbred industry participants Geoff & Shanna Maltby were recently honoured for their positive environmental efforts in association with their South-Western Ontario farm....read on

Truro Sets Qualifier Schedule

April 21, 2015:

Officials from Truro Raceway have announced the upcoming qualifying schedule for the Nova Scotia half-mile oval....read on

Gratien Deschenes Passes

April 21, 2015:

Longtime Standardbred owner and breeder Gratien Deschenes, whose biggest racing coup was picking out and developing the great trotting mare Grades Singing, has passed away in a Québec hospital after contracting the C difficile infection. He was 89....read on

2015 N.A. Cup Spring Book Odds

April 21, 2015:

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

No Atlantic Sires Stakes For N.B.

April 21, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that the 2015 Atlantic Sires Stakes schedule will be finalized shortly and not include any visits to New Brunswick....read on

Mohawk To Change Qualifying Schedule

April 20, 2015:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced changes to the Mohawk qualifying schedule....read on

Wind Of The North Heading Overseas

April 20, 2015:

Less than a year after the tragic loss of their trotting star Modern Family, Daryl Bier and Charles Dombeck have found another diamond in the rough capable of taking on the best trotters on the continent...and possibly the world....read on

Race Rewind: 2006 Nat Christie

April 20, 2015:

With the excitement of harness racing returning to Calgary, Alberta this weekend for the first time since 2006 at the new Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, Trot Insider takes a look back on one of the city's last major harness stakes....read on

Kelly Hoerdt Joins Faces Of Racing

April 20, 2015:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club is pleased to announce that Alberta based trainer-driver Kelly Hoerdt is the Fan Club’s newest Face of Racing....read on

Handicapping Secrets: Who's Right?

April 18, 2015:

Horse racing’s customers are definitely characters! Anybody who has sat in the grandstand or a teletheatre for an evening at the races knows that everybody has a different theory....read on / continuer à lire

Reminder To Owners On Freeze Branding

April 10, 2015:

A reminder for owners that still have 2014 foals not yet freeze branded and parentage verified by DNA testing: please do not forget that foals must be freeze branded before registration will be granted. These 2014 foals must be granted registration before the staking deadline nomination of May 15, 2015....read on

RFP For 2015 O’Brien Awards

April 6, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is issuing a Request For Proposal to host the 2015 O’Brien Awards. The RFP is being distributed to Industry Associations and Horsemen’s Groups across the country....read on

Notice Regarding Foal Applications

March 12, 2015:

In our continued effort to support environmentally-friendly benefits to members, Standardbred Canada's 2015 Applications for Foal Registration will not be mailed out this year and paper applications will be printed by request only....read on

Canada Hosts The World In 2017

March 3, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that it will host the 2017 World Trotting Conference and World Driving Championship....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

Up To Date With '15 Eligibility Fees?

December 16, 2014:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2015 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2015....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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