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Long Overdue Pinkman Nabs A Win

June 22, 2018:

It has been a long time between drinks for 2015 Hambletonian champion Pinkman, but his extended wait to return to the winner’s circle is finally over....read on

Freshman Fillies In Focus At Mohawk

June 22, 2018:

Two-year-old fillies were the focus of Friday morning's (June 22) 14-race qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with trainer Casie Coleman accounting for three winners....read on

Mohawk Babies Moved To Monday

June 22, 2018:

Woodbine Mohawk Park has announced the postponement of Saturday morning’s two-year-old qualifiers due to significant rainfall expected Friday night and throughout Saturday....read on

Stars Set To Return At Hippodrome 3R

June 22, 2018:

Sunday afternoon at the Hippodrome 3R will feature the inaugural Ben Hur Cup battle between Sylvain Filion and Louis-Philippe Roy. But those are not the only special races on Sunday....read on

Fresh Territory For Shower Play

June 22, 2018:

After her smashing victory against unrestricted company in the $415,000 Fan Hanover final at Woodbine Mohawk Park last Saturday, Shower Play will try something different this weekend....read on

Prairie Fortune Sweeps To Open Win

June 23, 2018:

Prairie Fortune was nowhere to be seen in the early stages of Friday’s $9,000 Open Trot at Vernon Downs, but he kicked it into another gear late en route to posting a sharp victory in the featured tilt....read on

Kruella Steals Tioga Feature

June 23, 2018:

Kruella (Mike Simons) charged late in the stretch to capture Friday’s $11,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap at Tioga Downs....read on

Dr. James Bennett Passes

June 22, 2018:

James E. (Doc) Bennett MD passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018. He was 93 years old and had recently celebrated his birthday with his entire family....read on

‘Veto’ Victorious In Buffalo Open Trot

June 22, 2018:

Fox Valley Veto didn't want any part of a hotly-contested front end battle in Buffalo Raceway's featured $11,500 Open Trot on Friday night and his patience was eventually rewarded with a head victory over B Z Glide in a seasonal best 1:56.3....read on

Lispatty Popular Winner In Yonkers Open

June 22, 2018:

It was nary more than a qualifier for money for odds-on Lispatty, winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Pennacchio Wins Billings At Big M

June 22, 2018:

One of the more enticing features of the CKG Billings Series- the granddaddy of all amateur organizations-is that its members are, and have been, offered competitions on all size racetracks....read on

Island Action Heats Up This Weekend

June 22, 2018:

The top pacers on the Eastern seaboard of Canada will meet Saturday evening (June 23) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park for the Cecil Ladner Memorial Invitational, and In Spades is set to shake things up....read on

Dresden OSS Draw Date Correction

June 22, 2018:

The Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) administration has just become aware of a misprint in the 2018 OSS Racing Guide concerning the draw date for the Grassroots three-year-old colt trot at Dresden Raceway on Sunday, July 1, 2018....read on

June Zoom Photos Due Monday

June 22, 2018:

Many tracks across the country have opened their doors to begin another exciting season of racing, giving I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club members the perfect opportunity to get in on the June Zoom Photo Contest....read on

Only Take Cash, 'Shadow' Prevail

June 21, 2018:

Only Take Cash ($56.80) used a first-over push out of midfield to spring a major upset in the first pari-mutuel event of the year for two-year-olds at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday evening (June 21), and Shadowofthenorth ($13.00) gave a well-known voice in Canadian harness racing his first training win — more remarkably, in the first career start for horse and conditioner alike....read on

Strong Opinion Has Final Philly Say

June 22, 2018:

Strong Opinion, a winner of over $195,000 at two, achieved her first victory at three in her fourth seasonal start when she won the $16,000 featured pace for females Friday (June 22) at Harrah’s Philadelphia in a personal best of 1:51.1....read on

Frosh Fillies To Monticello Monday

June 22, 2018:

For the majority of the 56 two-year-old trotting fillies that dropped in the box for Monday (June 25) at Monticello Raceway, they will be making their pari-mutuel debuts, and many will be stepping on a half-mile track for the first time....read on

Austin Series Final Up For Grabs

June 22, 2018:

Sunday’s (June 24) Mark Austin Pacing Series Final at Dresden Raceway is going to be a barn-burner, with every horse a contender....read on

Brennan Opines On Weekend Drives

June 22, 2018:

Driver George Brennan will take the lines behind Lispatty, Always At My Place and DWs NY Yank in this weekend’s $44,000 features for distaff pacers, open pacers and trotters at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Atlanta Leads Sire Stakes To Tioga

June 22, 2018:

The last time Atlanta competed in a pari-mutuel race, she won the $238,610 Empire Breeders Classic at Vernon Downs on May 28 in a track-record time of 1:50.3. She returns to action on Sunday (June 24) at Tioga Downs in the second of three $40,600 New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) divisions on the card....read on

$40K Pick 5 Guarantee At Hoosier

June 22, 2018:

With a carryover in excess of $11,500, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $40,000 Guaranteed Pick-5 pool for Friday, June 22....read on

Faves Prevail In Yonkers Sire Stakes

June 22, 2018:

The New York Sire Stakes returned downstate Thursday night (June 21), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $172,499 Art Watson Pace for three-year-old fillies....read on

Impressive Win Before CDP Card Cut Short

June 21, 2018:

Thursday evening’s (June 21) card was cut short after issues with the starting gate at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park, but Innocent Kiss was still able to defeat eight foes....read on

Western Regional Handicapping Contest

June 21, 2018:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club's online handicapping contest for Saturday's Western Regional Driving Championship at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino is now open!....read on

Western Regional Draw Complete

June 21, 2018:

The draw for the 2018 Western Regional Driving Championship, which will take place this Saturday (June 23) at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, is now complete....read on

Piercewave Hanover Repeats At Planridge

June 21, 2018:

Piercewave Hanover climbed up the class ladder after his inaugural Plainridge Park victory last week, but the move made little difference. After turning back multiple challenges, Piercewave Hanover handily took the $14,000 Winners-Over trot on Thursday afternoon (June 21) in a career-best effort....read on

Calabrese Wins Monticello Amateur Race

June 21, 2018:

There's an old adage that states “good things come to those who wait,” and that expression fit John Calabrese's trotting victory on Thursday (June 21) at Monticello Raceway to a T....read on

Track Record Mile For Bills Man

June 21, 2018:

Bills Man joined the illustrious company of Chapter Seven and Father Patrick by tying their track record time for four-year-old trotting horses on Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on

A Six Pack Worth Flaunting

June 21, 2018:

Åke Svanstedt can find no reason to dislike Six Pack, but he is particularly fond of one of the horse’s traits....read on

Perfection In N.A. Cup Fan Club Contest

June 21, 2018:

This year's Pepsi North America Cup night at Woodbine Mohawk Park was jam-packed with stakes action, country music, prize giveaways and fun for fans to enjoy!...read on

Northside Date Cancelled, Rescheduled

June 21, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that an upcoming race date that had been set for Northside Downs has been cancelled and rescheduled for this fall....read on

Marion Marauder Back In To Go

June 21, 2018:

Marion Marauder is back in to go, and he will have a different pilot in his sulky when he faces the starting gate....read on

MacDonald "Had A Heart Of Gold"

June 21, 2018:

The death this week of fellow Maritime horseman Mike MacDonald, 70, hit hard for Marcel Barrieau, 71....read on

'Hockey Day' Sunday At Dresden

June 21, 2018:

Sunday (June 24) will be a special day at Dresden Raceway that will see two former friends share the track spotlight once again....read on

Standardbred Statue To Attract Bids

June 21, 2018:

If you’re in the market for some fine Standardbred art, an upcoming auction will feature a dramatic bronze sculpture that would be a welcome addition to any display....read on

Matured Pacer Is Now A Real Threat

June 21, 2018:

“I thought he might have been a ‘full-speed’ horse, but didn’t know if we could race him off the pace. Now that we can, it makes him a little more dangerous.”...read on

Faces Of Racing: Melanie Leblanc

June 20, 2018:

Leading up to the National Caretaker Appreciation Day event in July, Standardbred Canada will be profiling caretakers from across the country in our Faces of Racing series....read on

Three ‘Northeast’ Dashes This Weekend

June 21, 2018:

All three classifications within the Great Northeast Open Series will have $30,000 divisions this weekend....read on

‘Big M’ Touting Its $258K Carryover

June 21, 2018:

The carryover for the Meadowlands Racetrack’s Late 20-Cent Jackpot Super High-Five now stands at $258,907....read on

Reflections On A Big ‘Cup’ Win

June 20, 2018:

“(At the top of the stretch) I was still pretty confident; Montrell hadn’t urged him. When he popped the plugs, it was over.”...read on

Mike MacDonald Passes; Arrangements Set

June 20, 2018:

Mike MacDonald, one the most revered horsemen in Atlantic Canada and considered by many to be the greatest Gold Cup & Saucer driver in the race's history, passed away on Tuesday (June 19) at the age of 70....read on

Stepping Up For Injured Horsewoman

June 20, 2018:

After a jogging accident led to serious head injuries, the Canadian harness racing industry is stepping up to help a well known horsewoman....read on

Don Schmiedge Passes

June 20, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Don Schmiedge of Davidson, Sask. passed away on Monday, June 11 at the age of 74....read on

CPMA: How Well Are We Doing?

June 20, 2018:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency would like feedback in regard to how well it is doing when it comes to deterring the use of prohibited substances in Canadian horse racing....read on

Canada's 2018 Fair Race Dates

June 20, 2018:

The list of tracks in Canada hosting fair races in 2018 is now available online....read on

Kawartha Extends Schoolers Into July

June 20, 2018:

Officials with Kawartha Downs wish to advise horsepeople that, due to overwhelming demand, schoolers have been extended through this week and into July....read on

Suttie Retiring From The CPMA

June 20, 2018:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency has announced that its executive director, Steve Suttie, will be retiring at the end of the month....read on

Hannelore Hanover Tops First Fan Poll

June 20, 2018:

Fans this week were given the opportunity to vote on the Top 10 horses in the sport in a manner similar to the weekly Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll....read on

Choose The Ben Hur Cup ‘Wager’

June 20, 2018:

This Sunday (June 24), Hippodrome 3R will host its inaugural Ben Hur Cup driver challenge, which will pit two reinsmen against each other in eight races....read on

Historic Track Still Going Strong

June 20, 2018:

Goshen Historic Track, where it all started and where it still is today, is prepping for its 182nd season of live harness racing, and 2018 will be the 108th year of Grand Circuit Racing at ‘The Cradle of the Trotter.’...read on

Yonkers' Racing Schedule Altered

June 19, 2018:

Officials with Yonkers Raceway have issued notice that the track has altered its upcoming schedule of live racing....read on

Mcwicked Making An Impression

June 19, 2018:

Not many male pacers have won Dan Patch awards at ages two or three and returned to capture another trophy against older horses. Mcwicked is hoping to add his name to the list....read on

Roy’s Big Win Is Sinking In

June 19, 2018:

“In the moment, (the impact of winning a big stakes race) doesn’t really sink in. I find you appreciate it more the next day...and the days after that. Stakes racing is a different style, and it’s the area where I’ve learned the most in the last year.”...read on

David Leblanc St-Pierre Passes

June 19, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred groom David Leblanc St-Pierre, the son of trainer Denis St-Pierre, passed away on Saturday, June 9 at the age of 30....read on

Rapid Fire With The WRDC Drivers

June 19, 2018:

In preparation for this Saturday’s Western Regional Driving Championship at Century Downs Racetrack & Casino, the competing drivers took part in a Rapid Fire Round of questions to provide you with Everything you wanted to know about the Western drivers but were too afraid to ask!...read on

Brian Kempton Passes

June 19, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Flamboro Downs-area trainer Brian Kempton passed away at the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby, Ont. this past Saturday (June 16) at the age of 71....read on

Why What We Do Now Is So Important

June 19, 2018:

"Earning money in this industry is tough. We all are very aware that horse racing needs to grow and expand as an industry. But how? "....read on

'Sun Stakes Saturday' Elims Drawn

June 18, 2018:

The elimination races for The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono’s $2-million 'Sun Stakes Saturday' card have been drawn. The elims will be contested this Saturday (June 23), and those that advance to the championships will race for the big money on Saturday, June 30....read on

Inverness Qualifiers Cancelled

June 18, 2018:

Trot Insider has been informed that upcoming qualifying sessions that were scheduled for Inverness Raceway have been cancelled....read on

A Lasting Partnership

June 18, 2018:

“I don’t usually go to the sales, but I read the catalogues beforehand, and when Keith calls and asks if I want anything, I’ve done my homework.”...read on

Second Chance For Giesbrecht

June 17, 2018:

Five days before the 2016 Western Driving Regional Driving Championship, competitor Phil Giesbrecht was forced to withdraw after sustaining a broken ankle in a training accident. This year, the 29-year-old horseman from St. Malo, Man. is once again one of the eight drivers who qualified for the Western Regional and is eager to compete for one of the two spots in the National Driving Championship....read on

Lather Up Wins North America Cup

June 17, 2018:

Retaking command into the backstretch, Lather Up dictated the terms rounding the final turn before sprinting home to a 1:48.1 victory in the $1,000,000 35th edition of the Pepsi North America Cup Saturday, June 16 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

2018 Pepsi North America Cup Card

June 16, 2018:

The stage was set for Pepsi North America Cup Night and an action-packed 15-race card of harness racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ont. Saturday, June 16. Trot Insider provided ongoing coverage of all the stakes events from throughout the evening....read on

Alain Durivage Passes

June 16, 2018:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Alain Durivage of Boucherville, Quebec passed away at Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal on June 13, 2018 at the age of 76....read on

SC Rewind: Happy Father's Day

June 16, 2018:

In today's 'Rewind,' Robert Smith sends a Happy Father's Day message to all the reading audience as we prepare to celebrate their special day on June 17....read on

ID Technician In Eastern Ontario

June 15, 2018:

SC Identification Technician Daniel St-Jacques will be in the Eastern region of Ontario, between Perth & Napanee, on June 23, 24 and 25, 2018 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification....read on

Rey: A Man Of Many Talents

June 15, 2018:

Mitch Rey might not be the driver with the most race miles under his belt in next Saturday’s Western Regional Driving Championship, but he can probably be considered one of the most diverse competitors in the event....read on

Video Feature For Ben Hur Cup

June 14, 2018:

Excitement is building in Quebec as in just 11 days, the inaugural Ben Hur Cup driver tournament will take place at Hippodrome 3R....read on

'Beach' Memories: N.A. Cup Final

June 14, 2018:

It was 10 years ago this year that pacing colt Somebeachsomewhere dominated harness racing's headlines throughout his nearly flawless sophomore season....read on

June Zoom Theme: It’s Post Time!

June 8, 2018:

Many tracks across the country have opened their doors to begin another exciting season of racing, giving I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club members the perfect opportunity to get in on the June Zoom Photo Contest....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

May 30, 2018:

With Spring in the air and a full race season ahead we have recently had some positive news across the country that signifies some solid momentum going forward....read on / continuer à lire

Website Troubleshooting

May 23, 2018:

If you have/are experiencing issues refreshing pages on the Standardbred Canada website, please check in with this notice for more information....read on

Notice For Manitoba Fair Meet Members

May 17, 2018:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind everyone participating in the upcoming fairs in Manitoba to please ensure all account transactions are completed in advance of the event date....read on

National Caretaker Appreciation Day

May 17, 2018:

Caretakers are the unsung heroes of harness racing, and are critical to the success of any horse in any stable and charged with the responsibility of making sure the horses they care for are happy and healthy, physically and emotionally....read on

Historic Ontario Horse Racing Industry Funding Agreement Signed

May 8, 2018:

The Ontario Racing (OR) Board of Directors today (Tuesday, May 8) announced the signing of a historic 19-year funding agreement with the Ontario Government....read on

In Need Of A Nurse Mare?

February 26, 2018:

Are you in need of a nurse mare? Do you have a nurse mare available? … 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

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

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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