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Memories Of Somebeachsomewhere

January 19, 2018:

The recent passing of the 2009 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee Somebeachsomewhere, has left fans and supporters reminiscing about his races, the impact he had on the sport of harness racing and the legacy he leaves....read on

2018 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 19, 2018:

Standardbred Canada has released the initial set of 2018 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Media Excellence Finalists Featured

January 19, 2018:

In advance of the 2017 O'Brien Awards, Trot Insider features the two finalists in the Outstanding Broadcast category of the Media Excellence Awards....read on

New Profession For Stephane Bouchard

January 19, 2018:

After an accident in the summer of 2017 left him nearly paralyzed, former driver Stephane Bouchard will return to the harness racing world but employed in a new capacity....read on

Girls Vs. Boys Saturday At Red Shores

January 19, 2018:

Drivingthedragon N had to take on the top boys in Island racing all by herself last week but gets some extra female companionship this Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Yonkers Wagering, Post Time Updates

January 19, 2018:

Yonkers Raceway, with the approval of the New York State Gaming Commission, shall implement a pair of wagering changes, effectively immediately....read on

Cantab Hall, Western Ideal Honoured

January 19, 2018:

The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2018 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame....read on

Three Florida Hall Of Fame Inductees

January 19, 2018:

The Florida Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced the Hall of Fame inductees for 2018 and the annual award winners for the 2017 harness racing season....read on

Blizzard Series Opens At Woodbine

January 18, 2018:

Circle The Page and Franschoek drew first blood in Thursday evening’s (Jan. 18) opening round of the Blizzard Series at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Flamboro Abandons Thursday Races

January 18, 2018:

Due to a failure in the track's lighting system, Flamboro Downs has abandoned Thursday evening's (Jan. 18) races....read on

Hall Accepting Class Of 2018 Noms

January 18, 2018:

The public is invited to participate in the nomination of people and horses that have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2018....read on

Reid Reflects On Kendall Seelster

January 18, 2018:

"These were new owners that we just got, so to have that kind of success the first year for them was really good, and to have a filly that's just so easy to get along with and will give 100 per cent each start...that's the dream job."...read on

Fave Somebeachsomewhere Races

January 17, 2018:

Which of Somebeachsomewhere's races was your favourite? Have your say!....read on

Morgan Wins Five At Dover

January 18, 2018:

Tony Morgan racked up five winners, including One To Draw To in one of the trio of feature races, on Thursday (Jan. 18) at Dover Downs. Sometimes Said recorded his fifth straight victory, while Never Say Never N won the other $14,500 Winners-Over pace....read on

Camera Lady Sweeps Clear Late

January 18, 2018:

Camera Lady got her picture taken again Thursday (Jan. 18) at The Meadows when she swooped the field in the final quarter to capture the $18,000 Fillies and Mares Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace....read on

Major Milestone For Mike Merton

January 18, 2018:

Mike Merton notched his 3,000th career driving win on Thursday afternoon (Jan. 18) at Monticello Raceway, teaming up with Armor Hanover in the afternoon’s seventh race....read on

Burke On The Quest For 100

January 18, 2018:

“I don’t care how many years you’ve raced, it’s (100 wins is) a lot. And he’s done it in stakes races and conditioned races. I give the horse all the credit in the world. I don’t know if we’ll ever see another like him.”...read on

Ric Flair To Attend Racing Awards

January 18, 2018:

Last year it was “Elvis” who greeted the attendees at the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s (USHWA) annual Dan Patch Awards dinner in Las Vegas, and this year on Sunday night, Feb. 25, it will be professional wrestling legend "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair who will welcome everyone at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Fla....read on

Winter Series Takeover At Woodbine

January 18, 2018:

Winter Series action will resume this week at Woodbine Racetrack with strong numbers for the start of the Blizzard and Snowshoe....read on

Starkewski’s Looking For More

January 18, 2018:

“I’m crossing my fingers and my toes, but some of them (two-year-olds) are already showing some ability. Last year was good. Now I’m looking to improve on it.”...read on

Frozen In Ice: An Iconic Day

January 17, 2018:

When visitors converge on Ottawa’s Confederation Park in the heart of the nation’s capital to celebrate the 40th edition of Winterlude on February 2, they will be greeted by a crystalline ice sculpture of a life-size harness horse, complete with sulky and driver....read on

O’Brien Awards Hosts Announced

January 17, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ken Middleton and Jason Portuondo will co-host the 2017 O’Brien Awards on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

Terry Stone Passes

January 17, 2018:

Former Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) Director of Racing Terry Stone passed away suddenly on January 15, 2018....read on

EHV-1 Case Confirmed At New Bolton

January 17, 2018:

The University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture confirmed a case of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. Elective equine appointments at New Bolton have been cancelled pending further instructions from the regional state veterinarian....read on

Glidemaster On The Move

January 17, 2018:

It has been announced that world champion racehorse and sire Glidemaster 3,1:51.1 ($2,038,575) is being relocated....read on

Brown Cautiously Optimistic

January 17, 2018:

The 2017 racing season saw Brian Brown’s Downbytheseaside and Fear The Dragon earn a distinction that was last accomplished by Timesareachanging and Western Terror. And although he is cautious with his expectations at this point, Brown has hopes for one of his particular three-year-olds this coming stakes season....read on

Last Call For 2017 Memories Contest

January 4, 2018:

This past year created many great memories in Canadian harness racing. What was your favourite Canadian harness racing memory from 2017?...read on

Roger Hall Passes

January 17, 2018:

Horseman Roger L. Hall, 73, of Utica, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 14 at his home....read on

‘Beach’s Impact On The Industry

January 16, 2018:

“He gave a boost to the horsemen-side of the industry itself, in that, you know, a little guy can get a good horse, and you don’t have to go out and break the bank to get a good horse, and that an experienced small-time trainer from Truro, Nova Scotia can train a world champion.”...read on

Finalists Announced In Alberta

January 16, 2018:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association has announced the finalists for the 2018 ASHA Awards, which will honour the province’s champions of 2017....read on

Trudeau Surprises Western Fair

January 15, 2018:

He took in harness racing on the frozen Rideau Canal in 1979. He photobombed a winner’s circle presentation during Old Home Week in 2016. And now Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made his presence felt at the Western Fair District....read on

Ex-Groom Heading To The Olympics

January 15, 2018:

The close ties between harness racing and hockey definitely do not stop at the 49th parallel. The most recent proof of that is the son of an established Canadian Standardbred trainer who has been named to the U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team....read on

ATSS Stallion Registrations Coming Due

January 15, 2018:

The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association would like to remind stallion owners and lessees that the deadline to register a stallion with the Atlantic Sires Stakes program for the 2018 breeding season, without paying a late fee, is January 31....read on

2018 OSS Schedule Released

January 15, 2018:

The Ontario Sires Stakes has released the 2018 OSS schedule and it is now available for viewing online....read on

Connections Reflect On 'Beach'

January 14, 2018:

"The people that he exposed us to is probably one of the big things I will remember. The ride he took us on, the way he made us feel when he was racing. I never went into a race thinking he was going to be beat."...read on

Somebeachsomewhere Passes

January 14, 2018:

Trot Insider has received confirmation that Somebeachsomewhere p,3,1:46.4 ($3,328,755), the superstar Standardbred both on the racetrack and in the breeding shed, has passed away at the age of 13....read on

Young S-Bred Owner’s Selfless B-Day Act

January 14, 2018:

There is one day a year when people are completely justified in being selfish – on their birthdays, of course. People tend to plan their self-indulgent birthday celebrations exactly the way they want them, and rightfully so. That is why it is so remarkable that a 13-year-old harness racing participant is putting others before herself when it comes to her special day....read on

SC Rewind: Turning Back Time

January 13, 2018:

This week's Rewind travels well back in time as Robert Smith recalls what racing was like 75 years ago....read on

Meet Your Red Carpet Emcee!

January 12, 2018:

The 2017 O’Brien Awards, scheduled for Saturday, February 3 will have an Academy Awards theme which of course will include a traditional walk down the red carpet for guests arriving at the Black Tie Gala!...read on

Changes Pending To Eligibility Rules

January 11, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that the recent stakes eligibility rules outlined by the Woodbine Entertainment Group and The Meadowlands under the umbrella of the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI) may undergo some changes before the end of the month....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

January 10, 2018:

In late November we had our year-end board meeting, and some interesting items came out of it....read on / continuer à lire

Outstanding Groom Finalists Announced

January 9, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Outstanding Groom Award, sponsored for the third consecutive year by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

The O’Briens: Harness Racing’s Version Of The Academy Awards

January 8, 2018:

The 90th edition of the Academy Awards take place on Sunday, March 4 but Canadian harness racing will feature our own version on Saturday, February 3 at the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala....read on

How Cold Is Too Cold To Race?

January 6, 2018:

At what temperature is it too cold to conduct horse racing?...read on

AGCO Directive On Extreme Weather

January 4, 2018:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) released a directive on Thursday (Jan. 4) which revises rules pertaining to extreme weather conditions, effective immediately....read on

No Cam Fella Winner For 2017

January 4, 2018:

Standardbred Canada has announced there will not be a 2017 recipient for the Cam Fella Award....read on

Media Excellence Finalists Announced

December 29, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Media Excellence Awards, which are sponsored by Ontario Racing for the second consecutive year....read on

2017 O’Brien Finalists Announced

December 20, 2017:

On Wednesday, December 20, Standardbred Canada announced the finalists for the 2017 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season....read on

Ontario's 2018 Race Dates

December 20, 2017:

The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has issued the 2018 race-date schedule for the province....read on

Up To Date With '18 Eligibility Fees?

December 19, 2017:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2018 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2018....read on

2018 Fan Club Calendar Available

December 5, 2017:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s 2018 Heart of Harness Racing Calendar is available now!...read on

Are You & Your Horse Ready To Race?

July 3, 2017:

Do you have a horse that will be qualifying for the first time this year, or for the first time ever? Do you have your paperwork in order?...read on


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