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Jackpot Climbing At Woodbine

January 30, 2015:

The public’s top choice used last-second heroics to capture the Thursday evening finale at Woodbine Racetrack, and because she was so popular she played a key role in ensuring another carryover for the Jackpot Hi 5 wager....read on

Wynne On Bill C-290 Situation

January 29, 2015:

On Thursday, January 29, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne broached the topic of Bill C-290, the stalled piece of single-game sports wagering legislation that Finance Minister Charles Sousa had commented on a day prior....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

Marino Out Months With Injuries

January 29, 2015:

Less than one month into 2015 -- a time when hopes remain high for the racing season -- harness driver Jim Marino already knows this year will not turn out how he envisioned it....read on

Upsetters Rule In Meadowlands Series

January 29, 2015:

The first of the Dash For The "C" Notes mini-series this week at The Meadowlands got underway on Thursday night with the filly and mare pacers. It was contested in four divisions requiring a horse finish first or second to guarantee a spot in the $25,000 Final next week. The word of the night was upset....read on

Delaware Special To Believe This Bob

January 29, 2015:

Believe This Bob made everyone a believer after a 1:51.1 victory in Thursday’s $25,000 Delaware Special at a snow-covered Dover Downs....read on

Chalky Winner In Flamboro Preferred

January 29, 2015:

The photo finish camera was put to use to decide the winner in Thursday’s $7,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 3 at Flamboro Downs, and when the ORC Judges had a gander at the picture it was Windsong Glamorous who prevailed by a nose....read on

John Dinning Passes

January 29, 2015:

John Howard Dinning passed away early Thursday morning (January 29) after a long, courageous battle with cancer....read on

Television Committee To Meet

January 29, 2015:

The United States Trotting Association has announced that the next meeting of its Television Committee will take place by conference call on Wednesday, February 11. The committee was tasked last year with investigating the feasibility of a national broadcast campaign and delivering recommendations to the USTA Board of Directors upon completion. The group most recently met in late October....read on

New Vocations Stallion Auction Details

January 29, 2015:

Breedings to Conway Hall, Western Ideal, Deweycheatumnhowe, A Rocknroll Dance, Dragon Again, Big Bad John, and Crazed are among the 70-plus which have been donated to New Vocations' 17th annual stallion auction....read on

Freehold Looking To Add Some Dates

January 29, 2015:

Via release, officials from Freehold Raceway have announced that the track is looking to add three Monday race dates to its racing calendar to make up for recent cancellations....read on

Murphys Ideal Wins Mares Preferred

January 28, 2015:

The Raceway at the Western Fair District's leading driver Alfie Carroll, completed a grand slam on Wednesday night as he steered the class climbing Murphys Ideal to victory lane in the co-featured $7,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 3 Pace....read on

Claim To Fame Series Finals Contested

January 29, 2015:

Two $15,000 finals of the Claim To Fame Series were contested Wednesday (January 28) at Miami Valley Raceway. The finales for the $8,000 claiming mares and for the $5,000 claiming geldings were on tap, and when the smoke cleared it was Shes A Ball and Winchester in the winner’s circle....read on

Another Bombshell At Pompano

January 29, 2015:

Rick Plano has recorded over 6,500 driving wins in his illustrious 43-year career, but Wednesday night (January 28) at Pompano Park was a first for the reinsman as he drove Orator to an 83-1 upset victory in the $13,000 final of the Sea Eagle Late Closer....read on

Tough Mac Streaks To Open Victory

January 28, 2015:

Tough Mac took the lead and never looked back in the Dover Downs $18,000 Open/Handicap Trot, scoring his third consecutive victory and giving meet leader Corey Callahan his fourth win of the day on Wednesday, Jan. 28....read on

Dew N Doughnuts Prevails In Preferred

January 28, 2015:

Dew N Doughnuts kicked by the leader, Visible Gold, in the sloppy Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

Pair Of Opens Highlight Buffalo Card

January 28, 2015:

Justgottogetthere pulled the surprise while Bazooka Terror used a new tactic to highlight their victories in the co-featured events at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (January 28)....read on

Notice For Owners Of Two-Year-Olds

January 28, 2015:

Reminder notices for the Ontario Sires Stakes two-year-old March 15 payment will be mailed within the next two weeks. In order for the right people to receive the notices, the horses must be in the correct ownership when the forms are printed on February 9....read on

Carl Porchak Passes

January 28, 2015:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Carl Porchak of Burgessville, Ont. passed away on Monday, January 26 at the age of 95....read on

World Championship Field Complete

January 27, 2015:

The field for the 2015 World Driving Championship is now confirmed as Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has announced the replacement for Swedish reinsman Björn Goop....read on

Svanstedt "Not Satisfied" With 2014

January 27, 2015:

Despite a season with two world record-setting trotters and a Dan Patch Award, trainer Åke Svanstedt feels his 2015 campaign can be even better....read on

Finally Showing His Pedigree

January 27, 2015:

"He’s not the kind of horse that has to have a perfect trip, although that’s what he got last week. But he’s a big strong horse where I think he can endure a little work."...read on

Meet And Greet With Burke And Palone

January 27, 2015:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association and The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will host a special night of racing this Friday, January 30. The second annual Night of Champions will have a first-race post of 6:55 p.m....read on

Blais Discusses His Stable, Stars

January 26, 2015:

All things considered, trainer Luc Blais was pretty happy about his first year training for prominent Standardbred owner Serge Godin. While in discussion with Trot Insider, the conditioner also provided an update on Intimidate, Prestidigitator and Wheeling N Dealin....read on

A Promoter For The Ages

January 26, 2015:

"They’re not a major track with major purses or major stake races, but he has kept them in front of everybody and kept them alive in all the media and certainly in all the trade media almost single-handedly."...read on

O'Brien Dream Dates Revealed

January 25, 2015:

Trainers and drivers reveal their dream dates for the O'Brien Awards in this week's Standardbred Canada video feature....read on

SC Rewind: Winter Training

January 24, 2015:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith nostalgically recalls the long winter season when the only activity in harness racing for most people was the daily routine of training....read on

More Trotters Heading To Europe

January 23, 2015:

Reports indicate that two of harness racing's top four-year-old trotters from 2014 will head to Europe for 2015 campaigns....read on

2015 Ontario Sires Stakes Schedule

January 19, 2015:

The 2015 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) schedule is now available....read on

Standardbred Improvement Program Approved

January 14, 2015:

Ontario’s Standardbred Improvement Program is confirmed for 2015, following the Ontario Racing Commission’s Board of Directors approval of both the 2015 budget and Program elements as developed by the Standardbred Advisory Group....read on

$12 Million More For Breeders

January 12, 2015:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) is pleased to announce that it has officially signed an agreement with the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) for a $12 million enhancement of the current breeders rewards program....read on

Compliance Forms For Resident Mares

December 18, 2014:

The Program Administrator for the Ontario Resident Mare Program would like to inform the owners of mares that were enrolled in the Ontario Resident Mare Program for the 2014 foaling season of a new requirement of the Program....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

Updated Stallion Info Required

November 25, 2014:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind stallion owners and lessees to submit their updated 2015 stallions for the online stallion directory....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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