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Stakeholder Roundtables Announced

September 27, 2016:

On Tuesday, September 27, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced that it will be hosting a series of targeted, in-person stakeholder roundtables this fall. The roundtables will to further discuss proposals for reform and implementation details for the future of the regulation of horse racing in Ontario....read on

Takeout Rates Discussed

September 27, 2016:

On Tuesday morning, executives from racetracks across North America talked takeout....read on

Drivers To Support ‘Evan’s Legacy’

September 27, 2016:

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and this Friday (September 30) Mohawk Racetrack will host the inaugural ‘Drive with Us for Evan’s Legacy’ fundraiser....read on

Call For SC Director Nominations

September 23, 2016:

The election of the 2017-2019 Standardbred Canada Board of Directors will take place on December 16, 2016....read on

George Durand Passes

September 27, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that horseman George Durand of Brantford, Ont. passed away on Saturday, September 24 at the age of 76....read on

Pair Of $250K Invitationals Announced

September 27, 2016:

A major North American Standardbred racetrack has announced that it is looking to card a pair of $250,000 invitationals – one for trotters and another for pacers – if it can drum up enough interest from horsepeople....read on

Discussing Swedish Harness Racing

September 27, 2016:

"We're having a lot of possibilities in the harness industry for the world, and I think we should get more together because we're facing -- almost everywhere -- the same problems and we're facing -- almost everywhere -- the same opportunities and possibilities. We can make this [industry] even better."...read on

MacDonald's Life-Changing Horse

September 27, 2016:

"He was like his own college course. It took you quite awhile to graduate, but once you graduated you could pretty much race anywhere."...read on

Updated: Larry Rheinheimer Obituary

September 25, 2016:

An official obituary has been posted for trainer Larry Rheinheimer, of Freaky Fete Pete fame, who passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 24 at the age of 72....read on

NBC To Air $12M Pegasus World Cup

September 27, 2016:

NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with The Stronach Group for exclusive United States media rights to the inaugural running of the $12 Million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational....read on

Halters For Hope Adds Star Power

September 27, 2016:

The Halters For Hope program, which sells halters used by harness racing stars to benefit adoption programs for their fellow Standardbreds, has some power-packed new additions....read on

Retirement Foundation Seeks Breedings

September 27, 2016:

For 27 years, the most important annual fundraiser for the Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) is the donation, and sale of breedings....read on

Grand Circuit Hits The Red Mile

September 26, 2016:

The annual Grand Circuit meeting at the Red Mile commences on Thursday, September 29 with six divisions of the $334,500 Bluegrass Stakes for two-year-old colt and gelding trotters....read on

‘WIJI’ And ‘Miki’ Set To Clash Again

September 26, 2016:

Always B Miki and Wiggle It Jiggleit, the two most dominant active pacers in the world, will match strides for the seventh time this season in the $150,000 Dayton Pacing Derby at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday night (September 30)....read on

Fantasy Stable Contest Leaderboard

September 26, 2016:

Just over three months remain in the 2016 Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable contest with a tight race among the top three stables....read on

Upcoming Northside Card Cancelled

September 26, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that an upcoming card of live harness racing that was scheduled for Northside Downs has been cancelled....read on

Harness Racing Families Honoured

September 26, 2016:

The Atlantic Breeders Crown Host Committee is pleased to announce the four Atlantic Canadian harness racing families who will be honoured for their successes and longstanding contributions to the industry during the upcoming Atlantic Breeders Crown weekend at Red Shores Charlottetown on October 8 & 9....read on

Blue Chip's Lexington Consignment At Northwood

September 26, 2016:

Blue Chip Farms has announced that its 2016 Lexington Selected yearlings will now be available at the Northwood Bloodstock consignment....read on

Winbak’s Forest City Videos Posted

September 26, 2016:

Winbak Farm will be selling 53 yearlings by Ontario sires, with proven records of siring stakes winners, at the 2016 Forest City Sale. The sale is held at the Western Fair Agriplex in London, Ont....read on

Go Get Lost Passes

September 26, 2016:

Go Get Lost, 32, passed away peacefully on Sunday (September 25) surrounded by family....read on

Final Zoom Challenge Closing Soon

September 26, 2016:

Over the past five months the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club has received many exciting photos for the Zoom Photography Challenge. September will mark the sixth and final challenge of the year which is why we decided to bring back our most popular theme yet -- ‘Meet My Horse.’...read on

Ivar Remmen Passes

September 25, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that Ivar Remmen of Saskatoon, Sask. died peacefully at the age of 94 on Sunday, Sept. 25....read on

Quest To Wear The Red & White

September 25, 2016:

Meet the eight men still vying to represent Canada on home soil in the 2017 World Driving Championship, and learn a bit about what is going through their minds as they prepare for the Canadian National Driving Championship on October 14, 2016...read on

Update On Fredericton Discussions

September 25, 2016:

Throughout this past week, Board members from Fredericton Exhibition Ltd. (FEL) and Horse Racing New Brunswick (HRNB) met with Standardbred Canada to discuss reaching an agreement to secure live race horse racing at Fredericton Raceway....read on

Paying Tribute To A Legend

September 25, 2016:

Flamboro Downs is proud to host the Ellamony Stakes, a premier $100,000 event showcasing the best aged pacing mares....read on

'Hannelore' Captures Centaur; Always B Miki Strong In Derby

September 24, 2016:

Hannelore Hanover, with driver Yannick Gingras in the bike, returned to her home state of Indiana to turn in a dominant performance in the featured event of the evening, the $220,000 Centaur Trotting Classic, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 24....read on

Grassroots Champions Crowned; Lady Shadow Wins Milton Stakes

September 24, 2016:

The 2016 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots season came to a close on Saturday night (September 24) at Mohawk Racetrack with eight new divisional title holders emerging from the $400,000 championships. Top pacing mare Lady Shadow was also in the spotlight, winning the $311,000 Milton Stakes....read on

SC Rewind: Tale Of Two Sundays

September 24, 2016:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith remembers some world class racing held over 60 years ago at Montreal's Richelieu Park. It was a defining time that paved the way to a new chapter in Canadian harness racing that brought the Continent's best horses to Canada....read on

Shamballa: The Giant Killer

September 23, 2016:

When a Canadian-based, Quebec-bred went south on Hambletonian Day to face some of the best older pacing horses ever to race, few thought he’d come out a winner....read on / continuer à lire

Long-Term Lease For OLG, Mohawk

September 23, 2016:

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced it has reached a long-term lease agreement with the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG) for gaming operations at Mohawk Racetrack in Milton....read on

Manitoba Pacer Creates New Fans

September 22, 2016:

The 2016 Manitoba Great Western Harness Racing Circuit wrapped up earlier this month with Burn The House winning the most races of the meet and potentially winning over some new owners as well....read on

No Jug Third Heat Effective 2017

September 21, 2016:

The 25-member Little Brown Jug Society held its annual meeting this morning (Wednesday, September 21) at Ohio Wesleyan University. The LBJ Society voted in several major changes for future Little Brown Jug and Jugettes....read on

Fall Extravaganza Sale Cancelled

September 21, 2016:

The Fall Extravaganza Mixed Sale that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 16 has, unfortunately, been cancelled....read on

More On New Edmonton Track

September 20, 2016:

On Monday, Horse Racing Alberta announced that Century Casinos Europe GmbH is the successful applicant to own, build and operate an 'A' Track Horse Racing Facility in the Edmonton market area. More details on that project have been revealed....read on

Canadian Yearling Sale Analysis

September 19, 2016:

The feedback from the Canadian Yearling Sale's consignors, combined with the strong sales numbers, gives more signs of optimism for the harness racing industry....read on

Which Driver Will You Cheer For?

September 19, 2016:

Is one of your favourite harness racing drivers competing for the National Driving Championship title on Friday, October 14 at The Raceway at Western Fair District? Well, here’s your chance to cheer them on!...read on

Strong 2016 Canadian Yearling Sale

September 18, 2016:

Standardbred Canada's 2016 Canadian Yearling Sale boasted a strong 17 per cent increase in gross sales over the 2015 edition....read on

Changes To Items Allowed In Retention

September 16, 2016:

On Friday, September 16, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency unveiled a revised list of items allowed in the retention area....read on

Submit Photos For 2017 Calendar

September 14, 2016:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club Team is publishing a 2017 calendar on the 'Heart of Harness Racing' and we need your photo contributions!...read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program

June 24, 2016:

The 2016 Enrollment forms for the Quebec Mare Residency Program are now available....read on

Are You Ready To Race?

June 2, 2016:

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

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 2016, 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


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