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2015 O'Brien Winners Announced

February 13, 2016:

On Saturday, February 13, Standardbred Canada announced harness racing’s national champions at the 2015 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season....read on

UPDATED: Weekend Cancellations

February 12, 2016:

Add Flamboro Downs to the list of weekend racing cancellations due to extreme winter weather conditions. Flamboro, Yonkers, The Meadowlands and Woodbine Racetrack have cancelled their Saturday (Feb. 13) programs while The Raceway at the Western Fair District and Buffalo Raceway have cancelled their Friday (Feb. 12) cards....read on

SC Rewind: Before The O'Brien's

February 13, 2016:

A collage of old photographs and a yellowed newspaper clipping help to tell the story in this week's edition of Rewind as Robert Smith recalls the nature of annual get-togethers long before the O'Brien Awards came along....read on

COSA Official Fire Fund

January 5, 2016:

People wishing to make donations to the victims of the 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 Association....read on

Live O'Brien Awards Coverage

February 13, 2016:

Tonight is the night! The 27th edition of the O’Brien Awards, celebrating and honouring the best in Canadian harness racing, takes place this evening, Saturday, February 13 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

SC Office Closure Notice

February 12, 2016:

Please be aware that Standardbred Canada's main office in Mississauga, Ont. will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of the Family Day holiday....read 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 standardbredcanada.ca...read on

The Grasshopper & The Master

February 13, 2016:

One trainer with roots in the East, one based in the West. One with a stable of conditioned stars, one dominated with stakes performers. One trainer with years of experience, more than the other has birthday candles on his next cake....read on

War N Munn Repeats In The Count B

February 12, 2016:

After overcoming an early miscue and surviving a judges inquiry to win the second leg of The Count B Series on a frigid Friday night (Feb. 12) at Woodbine Racetrack, War N Munn heads into next weekend's final with potential to pull off the series sweep. Meanwhile, Ainsleynoelle posted a mild upset in round two of the Ontario Girls Series....read on

Colville Elected New SC Chair

February 12, 2016:

On Friday, February 12, Standardbred Canada elected its Officers & Executive Committee for 2016....read on

Sterling Cooper Back In Winner's Circle

February 13, 2016:

Sterling Cooper returned to the $10,500 Open class following a brief break and held off his foes to win the Friday night (Feb. 12) feature at Fraser Downs....read on

Big M $3 Million Handle Streak Continues

February 13, 2016:

Horseplayers located both on-course at The Meadowlands and from other outlets worldwide teamed up to wager $3,100,745 on the Friday (Feb. 12) evening program at the Big M, marking a fifth consecutive card with over $3 million in all-sources handle....read on

Buckeye Thea Bounces Back In Open

February 12, 2016:

It seems to be all or nothing for Buckeye Thea of late. The talented six-year-old Dave Panlone mare won her third Fillies & Mares Open Pace in her last seven tries on Friday night (Feb. 12) at Miami Velley Raceway, beating favoured Native Dream (John DeLong) and American Girl (Trace Tetrick) in 1:54.1 despite frigid weather and howling winter winds....read on

Take Good Care In Cold Weather

February 12, 2016:

With the drop in temperature, all members of the racing community need to be on the alert and take extra care of their horses in cold weather....read on

Rosalinda Babineau Passes

February 12, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that Rosalina Babineau passed away on Tuesday, February 9 while on vacation in Mexico. She was 57....read on

PA Governance Bill Set For Gov. Wolf

February 12, 2016:

A bill that calls for Pennsylvania’s existing two racing commissions to be dissolved and replaced by a new sole commission that would operate under the Department of Agriculture has passed all legislative hurdles and is poised to be addressed by Governor Tom Wolf....read on

"You're Letting Your Industry Down"

February 12, 2016:

"Look at Pennsylvania this fall, or Florida right now. The end is always near, and hard work is required from time to time. You're not lazy people so stop acting like it"....read 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 York....read 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 date....read 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 loop....read 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 2016....read 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, Ohio....read 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 finalists....read 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 York....read 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 Tuesday....read 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."...read 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 86....read 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 London....read 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.'"...read 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"....read 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 industry....read 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 trophy....read 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 Blanchard....read 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 Canada....read 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 15....read 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 anthems....read 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 Corporation....read 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 sale....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

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 Thursday....read 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 Hanover....read 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 Group....read 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 season....read on

Standardbred Canada's 2016 Sales Dates

December 20, 2015:

Standardbred Canada has announced the details surrounding the 2016 edition of the Canadian Yearling Sale....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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