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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

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

COSA Official Fire Fund

January 5, 2016:

People wishing to make donations to the victims of Monday night's 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

SC Annual Members Meeting Details

February 2, 2016:

Standardbred Canada members are invited to attend the SC Annual Meeting of Members....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

Horses In Tune With Emotions

February 10, 2016:

Any horseperson that has spent a great deal of time with equine will tell you that horses pick up on changes in human emotion and can tell when people’s moods have changed. Now it’s not just horsepeople that think this, as researchers have found the belief to be true....read on

Newcomer Learns From His Elders

February 10, 2016:

“When I would go to the county fairs, I loved the horses...I just thought it was so cool what they did. I just wanted to learn more and more about the sport. My parents took me to the races and I’d wander off to the barns and learn from there. I went out to a farm and jogged my first horse and I knew this is what I want to do.”...read on

Tetrick Notches 9,000th Win

February 9, 2016:

Tim Tetrick went into Tuesday’s card of racing at Dover Downs just three wins shy of a major milestone, and he did one better by manufacturing a Grand Slam performance....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

Hawthorne's 2016 Stakes Schedule set

February 10, 2016:

The 2016 Illinois conceived and foaled stakes schedule has been announced by Hawthorne Race Course and the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association....read on

Delaware Stakes Payments Due

February 10, 2016:

Sustaining payments for the sophomore classics Little Brown Jug (three-year-old colt pace), Jugette (three-year-old filly pace), Old Oaken Bucket (three-year-old open trot) and the Buckette (three-year-old filly trot) are due February 16.

More Details On Elitlopp Playoff

February 10, 2016:

The New Meadowlands Racetrack and the famed Solvalla Racetrack in Sweden have announced more details on the Elitlopp Playoff Free-For-All Trot with an automatic invitation for the winning horse to compete in the Elitlopp, one of the world’s most prestigious trotting events, on May 29 at Solvalla Racetrack....read on

PA Proposal Supports Agriculture

February 10, 2016:

On Tuesday, February 9, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf unveiled a budget proposal that looks to invest in the State’s agriculture industry....read on

En Banc Hearing For NJ Sports Gambling

February 10, 2016:

Twelve U.S. federal judges are set to hear an appeal from the State of New Jersey into the August 2015 ruling that deemed the state’s sports wagering deregulation illegal....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

No Western Fair Training Wednesday

February 10, 2016:

Officials with The Raceway at Western Fair District have informed Trot Insider that the track is closed for training this morning (Wednesday, February 10)....read on

$50K Guaranteed Pompano Pool Tonight

February 10, 2016:

Handicappers may have found it difficult to come up with the 7-1 upsetter, Hartattack, to kick off Tuesday night’s Pick 4 sequence at Pompano Park. Although, as it turned out, that would be the easiest leg to come up with, as he was followed by a 10-1, 24-1, and 29-1 horses to round out the Pick 4 sequence....read on

Hambo Society Payments Due Feb. 16

February 10, 2016:

The initial payment deadline for eligibility to more than 128 stakes events at 14 different tracks, headlined by the $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, August 6 and the $5.8 million Breeders Crown events at the Meadowlands in October, is fast approaching....read on

Cookie Fundraiser For ON Monte Racing

February 10, 2016:

As its third consecutive season of wagering on trotters under saddle nears, Racing Under Saddle Ontario will be holding its popular cookie dough fundraiser, which will get underway on February 14....read on

Tioga Releases Details On Late Closers

February 10, 2016:

Officials with Tioga Downs have announced that the track has revamped its 2016 late-closing program to make opportunities available for three-year-olds to race in conjunction with the New York Sire Stakes schedule, as there will be a quartet of $25,000 (estimated) finals scattered through the moths of May and June....read on

Big M Striving For More $3M Handles

February 9, 2016:

Thanks to full fields, competitive racing, reduced takeout rates, and a successful partnership with horse racing network TVG, the Meadowlands Racetrack has posted four straight $3-million handle nights for the first time since a period between December 19, 2003 and January 3, 2004 when the historic harness track posted five straight programs that handled more than $3 million....read on

ON Sires Stakes Payments Due Feb. 16

February 9, 2016:

Owners of Ontario Sires Stakes eligible three-year-olds are reminded that February 15 is the deadline for the three-year-old OSS sustaining payment of $700. However, since the 15th falls on the Family Day holiday this year, payments postmarked by Tuesday, February 16 will be accepted....read on

Positive Step For NJ Expansion

February 9, 2016:

There was a positive development earlier this week in New Jersey in regard to the push to get the expanded gaming question onto the November ballot....read on

Multiple NJ Payments Due February 16

February 9, 2016:

The deadline for the New Jersey Sire Stakes, Green Acres and Standardbred Development Fund’s first sustaining payments is rapidly approaching. Because February 15 falls on Presidents’ Day this year, the deadline for mailing purposes will be February 16....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

Grand River Date Switch Allowed

February 8, 2016:

On Monday, February 8, the director of the Ontario Racing Commission announced that the ORC has approved the application made by the Grand River Agricultural Society to amend the 2016 race date schedule for Grand River Raceway....read on

Marketing To The ‘Millennials’

February 8, 2016:

The ‘millennials’ just aren’t flocking to casinos in the same manner that their parents and parents' parents did. That is hurting the casinos’ bottom line. That being said, decision makers at the gaming centres are rethinking their philosophies in an effort to attract the much-coveted younger demographic to their facilities....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

Sigurd ‘Siggie’ Nees Passes

February 8, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred owner and trainer Sigurd ‘Siggie’ Nees passed away at home on Wednesday, February 3 in the arms of his wife, Bev, at the age of 78....read on

Allthatgltrsisgold Passes

February 8, 2016:

A classy veteran competing in open/invitational events for the past few seasons, Allthatgltrsisgold p,2,1:52.3; 3,1:49 ($824,471) was put to rest at Miami Valley Raceway in Ohio on Saturday, February 6, 2016, following an injury....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

SC Rewind: Years Ago - 1940s

February 6, 2016:

In this week's edition of Rewind, Robert Smith takes a look back at some of the personalities and events from the decade of the 1940's in the ongoing feature Years Ago....read on

Meeting Attendance Encouraged

February 5, 2016:

Via release, the four horsepeople behind a polarizing proposal for the Ontario horse racing industry have stated that they are cautiously optimistic about upcoming information sessions that have been announced by a new entity that goes by the name of the Ontario Racing Association....read on

Heather Heads Downunder

February 5, 2016:

While much attention was given to driver Tim Tetrick for his appearance in a driver's challenge during the 2015 TABtouch Inter Dominion series in Australia, he wasn't the only North American racing personality making headlines downunder....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

Ont. S-Bred Info Session Details

February 2, 2016:

The Ontario Racing Association (ORA) will be hosting informal information sessions with Standardbred horsepeople at Western Fair District on Tuesday, February 9, and at Mohawk Racetrack on Wednesday, February 10....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

Call For Horse Racing Appeal Panel

January 31, 2016:

The recently passed Horse Racing Licence Act, 2015 will cause a significant change in the way appeals of horse racing decisions are adjudicated in Ontario....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

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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