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Why Truro Staff Were Laid Off

February 23, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that all staff employed at Truro Raceway were laid off on Friday (Feb. 23) in a move to separate the track's operations from the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission....read on

Moni Maker's Legacy Lives On

February 23, 2018:

Twenty-five years after the birth of legendary trotter Moni Maker the connections of her most successful son, O'Brien Award winner International Moni look to the four-year-old for more on-track success and a potential game-changing breeding career....read on

Last Call For OSAS Stallion Auction

February 23, 2018:

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS) would like to remind horsepoeple that its 2018 stallion auction ends on Friday (February 23) at 3:00 p.m....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

2018 London Selected Yearling Sale Details

February 22, 2018:

Forest City Standardbred Sales and Standardbred Canada are proud to announce that the dates for the second annual London Selected Yearling Sale are Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, 2018, beginning at noon each day....read on

2017 Ambassador Deadline Today

February 17, 2018:

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the Canadian harness racing community in the past year? Do you know someone who inspires others to get involved in harness racing? Raises awareness? Or promotes our sport to engage new people to come to the races or to get involved?...read on

Larrys Petrock Stays Undefeated

February 22, 2018:

Barry Bird trainee Larrys Petrock commandeered his rivals after the half and progressed to a 1:54 win at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday, Feb. 22, remaining undefeated in three pari-mutuel starts....read on

Wildwild Men Wires Flamboro Preferred

February 22, 2018:

Sent the odds-on favourite, Wildwild Men took control early and kicked clear to a three-and-a-half length victory in the $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot, winning in 1:58 at Flamboro Downs on Thursday, Feb. 22....read on

Inside Western Fair's Drivers Room

February 22, 2018:

The team at The Raceway at Western Fair District produced a video feature with some of the track's top drivers for viewing at the 2017 Awards Banquet. That video has been shared online....read on

Foiled Again 'Foiled, Again'

February 22, 2018:

Foiled Again wound up in a fourth-place dead-heat Thursday, Feb. 22 at Yonkers Raceway, adding few dollars to the retirement account but holding career win 100 in abeyance....read on

Super Imposed N Wins Dover Photo

February 22, 2018:

Super Imposed N won a cavalry charge to the wire in 1:50.1 to win the $27,500 Preferred/Open Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday, Feb. 22....read on

Snow No Concern For Tempus Seelster

February 22, 2018:

Thursday afternoon brought about the first installment of the Fillies and Mares Open Pace for the 2018 season at Saratoga Casino Hotel as seven distaffers squared off for a purse of $12,000 through the snowflakes that fell throughout the matinee card....read on

Racing Returns To The Meadows

February 22, 2018:

After a lengthy shutdown due to an outbreak of equine herpes virus (EHV-1), The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will resume live racing tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 23, at 5:30 p.m....read on

Positive Delay Regarding Kawartha

February 22, 2018:

Today (Thursday, February 22) was the scheduled day for an official announcement in regard to the future of Kawartha Downs. The announcement has been delayed, though, and officials have been cited as saying that the delay is a positive development....read on

Johansson Comments On L A Delight

February 22, 2018:

“She’s a lovely mare to be around. She does her work. There’s nothing really out of the ordinary about her, which is extraordinary, I guess, in some kind of way. She knows exactly what she’s supposed to do.”...read on

Western Fair Qualifiers Rescheduled

February 22, 2018:

Officials with The Raceway at Western Fair District have announced that the qualifying session that was scheduled for this Friday (February 23) has been postponed....read on

Racing Looks To Formula One

February 22, 2018:

Horse racing is always looking for a new ways to showcase itself and attract a new fan base, and according to multiple media reports as of late, racing will be taking a page out the Formula One handbook in an attempt to do so....read on

OHHA Announces Scholarship Winners

February 22, 2018:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 OHHA scholarships....read on

Ontario Long-Term Funding Update

February 21, 2018:

On Wednesday (Feb. 21) Mike Chopowick, the Acting Executive Director of Ontario Racing, issued the following statement on the status of the province's proposed long-term funding agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming....read on

Meadowlands Back In Action Friday

February 22, 2018:

Live racing will returns to the Meadowlands Racetrack this Friday night (February 23), and the 13-race program’s featured dash will showcase conditioned trotters squaring off for a purse of $15,000....read on

‘Big M’ WHHC Qualifier Rescheduled

February 22, 2018:

After last Saturday’s snow storm caused the ‘Big M’ to cancel its WHHC Qualifier after three races, the Meadowlands Racetrack has rescheduled the $400 Super Qualifier to Saturday, March 3....read on

Bettorhaveanother Has Another Win

February 21, 2018:

Warm temperatures set the stage for fast races headed by Bettorhaveanother scoring the fastest clocking for a female pacer this year....read on

Western Fair Cancels

February 21, 2018:

Officials with The Raceway at Western Fair District have informed Trot Insider that they have been forced to cancel the track’s card of live racing that was scheduled for Wednesday (February 21)....read on

Get To Know Official John Dorion

February 21, 2018:

Like so many in this industry, John Dorion’s first memories of racing go back to spending time with family at the track....read on

Dark Racetrack Fills Grandstand

February 21, 2018:

It’s the middle of February. Snow and cold rule the day. What is a dark racetrack to do? How about put on one heck of a show....read on

Don Amos Passes

February 21, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred racehorse breeder/owner Don Amos, the former Ontario Jockey Club executive and COO of Magna Entertainment, passed away on Thursday, February 8 at the age of 73....read on

Purse Increase At Pompano

February 21, 2018:

Officials with Pompano Park have announced that a purse increase at the track is just around the corner....read on

Modest Tetrick Reflects On 2017

February 21, 2018:

It’s not easy to downplay winning Breeders Crown races, but Trace Tetrick, who is as modest as the day is long, has found a way to do it. “I guess it was being in the right spots at the right time, being lucky,” he has said....read on

Paul ‘Porky’ Johnson Sr. Passes

February 21, 2018:

Paul M. ‘Porky’ Johnson Sr., of Ironton, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, February 17 at his residence at the age of 79....read on

Maine Honours Its Best Of 2017

February 21, 2018:

This past Saturday (February 17) at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland, Maine, the Maine Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association held its annual awards ceremony....read on

Campbell To Speak In Florida

February 21, 2018:

Harness Horsemen International will hold its annual meetings and awards luncheon beginning this coming Sunday (February 25) at the Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort & Spa, Deerfield Beach, Fla....read on

Foiled Again Tries For 100 Again

February 21, 2018:

The Foiled Again saga continues Thursday, Feb. 22, with the venue, Yonkers Raceway, and the quest, career win 100, remaining the same....read on

Speedy Pacer Heading Stateside

February 20, 2018:

Trainer Ross Croghan recently imported speedster Waikiki Beach A -- who's now two-for-two since arriving in the U.S. -- and he could have another threat imminently joining his stable....read on

Treading Carefully On PEI

February 20, 2018:

Standardbred horsemen on Prince Edward Island were recently featured in a brief story by the CBC, but it had nothing to do with their on-track exploits....read on

Plane Lands In Standardbred Paddock

February 20, 2018:

In a perfect world, you don’t expect to see anything out of the ordinary when you look out the window and keep an eye on your horses. It’s safe to say that an unexpected plane in the paddock could be classified as out of the ordinary....read on

Back For The Love Of The Game

February 20, 2018:

“I was at the barn all the time growing up. Once I got out of high school, I worked for a year and then I came back and started working for a bunch of people (in harness racing) again. It’s pretty addicting.”...read on

The Amazing Tale Of Jade Prince

February 19, 2018:

When Jade Prince became the fastest horse in the history of the sport, the harness racing world stopped. After all, he was only a two-year-old when he did it. But the ‘two-year-old’ was actually four to six months older than most of his rivals - how was that possible?....read on / continuer à lire

Two Heathers At Dan Patch Awards

February 19, 2018:

What’s better than one Heather? Two Heathers, of course!...read on

Flamboro Announces Closure

February 18, 2018:

Officials with Flamboro Downs have announced that the track will be closed for training this week to allow for maintenance....read on

Lyonssomewhere To Stand Stud

February 18, 2018:

Speedy stakes winner Lyonssomewhere will be standing stud in Ontario for the 2018 breeding season....read on

The Sun Sets For Solar Sister

February 18, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that O’Brien Award winner Solar Sister has been retired and will be starting her broodmare career....read on

Goldstar Badlands 'Cleans Up'

February 17, 2018:

Goldstar Badlands took home overall Horse of the Year honours as well as Older Pacing Horse honours Saturday night during the The Raceway at Western Fair District’s Annual Awards Night which honoured the top performers of 2017....read on

Harness Concludes At Northlands

February 17, 2018:

Standardbreds stepped onto the Northlands' track for the last time Saturday, Feb. 17, as the Edmonton oval concluded its final season of harness racing....read on

SC Rewind: On The Record With Stan

February 17, 2018:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith continues his monthly offering in the 'Golden Memories' series. His piece today recalls a time many years ago, long before the age of technology, when one of the great race announcers of the day preserved a bit of history with each and every race he called....read on

A Delightful Ownership Opportunity

February 16, 2018:

When the phone rings and you're offered the opportunity to purchase a multiple award-winning millionaire pacing mare, you listen....read on

Hall Wins O'Briens Handicapping Contest

February 16, 2018:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club would like to congratulate Don Hall of Westchester, NS, for winning the 2017 O’Brien Awards Online Handicapping Contest....read on

A Magical First Date At The Track

February 16, 2018:

"Neither one of us knew anything about horses. But we did know we liked them. I just thought it was a good place to take someone on a first date because everything was there for us. Who would have thought this would ever happen?"...read on

Host Tracks Confirmed For 2018 Driving Championships

February 15, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the host tracks and dates for the 2018 Regional Driving Championships and National Driving Championship which will ultimately determine Canada’s representative to the 2019 World Driving Championship....read on

‘Hard Rock Ottawa’ Details Unveiled

February 15, 2018:

Hard Rock International and the Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino moved forward with plans for phases 2 and 3 of its joint venture, ‘Hard Rock Ottawa.’...read on

Future Of Ajax Downs In The Media

February 15, 2018:

On Wednesday (February 14), the Ontario Ministry of Finance issued a statement explaining that it remains committed to the continued operations of Ajax Downs and Quarter Horse racing in Ontario....read on

Outstanding Groom Loves The Work

February 15, 2018:

From the surprise of being nominated to the thrill of winning, the start of 2018 will certainly be remembered by Chantel Gillis, honoured with the Outstanding Groom Award at the 2017 O'Brien Awards on Saturday, February 3....read on

‘Hannelore’s 2018 Plans Discussed

February 15, 2018:

Mark Weaver, who shares ownership of Hannelore Hanover, has said that the six-year-old world champion mare will not only return to the racetrack in 2018, but she will do so as a mother-in-waiting....read on

Big News For Hanover Raceway

February 14, 2018:

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, Ltd. has entered into a new lease agreement with Hanover Raceway which will bring an expanded gaming floor and additional food and drink offerings to the Ontario racetrack....read on

McNair On Maturation, Future

February 14, 2018:

“I think I’ve been able to read a race a lot different. Confidence is a big thing, too, for a driver. Even if you get a lot of top drives, you have to have the confidence or you’re not going to win those races. You have to be confident in yourself and know the right choices are coming.”...read on

A Delightful O'Brien For McEneny

February 14, 2018:

After campaigning her sire Bettors Delight to Horse of the Year honours 16 years prior, Scott McEneny returned to the O'Brien Awards stage when Bettors Up captured the hardware for Canada's Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year....read on

Rivals To Meet In The Breeding Shed

February 14, 2018:

It's the perfect mix of Valentines Day and harness racing as two of the world's top trotters -- on-track foes this season, even -- will unite as a fantasy pair on the pedigree page....read on

Thomassin Joins SC Board

February 13, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Murielle Thomassin, the general manager of Hippodrome 3R in Quebec, has joined SC’s Board of Directors....read on

Memorable Night For Scott Coulter

February 13, 2018:

"The one thing that comes to mind is she's just so level-headed and professional. At two, you don't often find them that level-headed and sensible. That paid in spades for her."...read on

NTRA ‘Capping Title To Whitby Resident

February 13, 2018:

It may be a stretch to proclaim the Greater Toronto Area as a hotbed of high-end horse racing handicappers. Although, what are you supposed to say when GTA residents win the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship – and its $800,000 grand prize – for two consecutive years?...read on

Important EHV-1 Facts

February 12, 2018:

For anyone that is unaware of some important facts surrounding Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), Trot Insider is reposting a fact sheet regarding the virus to help bring people up to speed....read on

Kelly’s Enjoying The Ride

February 12, 2018:

If you’ve spent a decent amount of time in the harness racing industry you are well aware that there is a definite ebb and flow to the game. Sometimes you can do no wrong, while during other periods you just can’t buy a break. Dave Kelly knows this, and that’s why he’s appreciating his current run....read on

Sintra Exceeding Expectations

February 12, 2018:

"He exceeded our expectations. He's been a good horse his whole life, but he got the year off to a good start in against four-year-olds and then he tackled the Open competition and hopefully he can do it year after year."...read on

Expect To See More Of MacDonald

February 11, 2018:

"My dad's got a couple of horses [in southern Ontario] now so I'd like to stick up here, drive back and forth and just try to win as many races as I can."...read on

Alberta's 2017 Champions Honoured

February 11, 2018:

The best of Alberta's harness racing industry were honoured at the annual Alberta Standardbred Horse Association (ASHA) Awards Gala on Saturday, February 10 at the Northlands Park Paddock Theatre in Edmonton, Alta....read on

Kids Say The Funniest Things

February 10, 2018:

One of the most coveted trophies in Canadian harness racing, the O’Brien Award has been placed on mantels to recognize the sport's greatest horses and participants since its inception in 1989. Winning an O’Brien trophy is an honour that is not taken lightly and for some is a once-in-a-lifetime experience....read on

'Amethyst' Worth His Weight In Gold

February 10, 2018:

"We're going to pay him back up into the Maple Leaf Trot, and we're going to nominate him to the Breeders Crown and hopefully give him a little bit of a break when the weather gets hot and get him ready for the end of the season."...read on

Alarm Detector Injury Update

February 9, 2018:

Two-year-old trotting colt Alarm Detector was an open-length winner at Saturday's 2017 O'Brien Awards even with an injury-shortened season....read on

Stakes Eligibility Changes Shelved

February 9, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI) originally scheduled to be launched this year for stakes races on the Woodbine Entertainment circuit as well as The Meadowlands has been delayed until 2019....read on

More 2017 O'Brien Awards Photos

February 9, 2018:

Trot Insider has compiled a second set of images from Saturday night's O'Brien Awards....read on

AGCO Drops 90-Day Suspension Rule

February 8, 2018:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release a Summary Report of the work delivered by the Equine Drug Program Working Group over the last seven months....read on

A Second Crown For 'King' Campbell

February 8, 2018:

"We had a different type of barn and different owners from when we last won [the O'Brien Award of Horsemanship]. We kind of went downhill after the last time we won it; we had to rebuild and we came back. It just seems a little bit more rewarding this time."...read on

Savard Scores A Pair Of Awards

February 7, 2018:

"Arthur Blue Chip could have been the best ever, we don't know. He didn't race as a three-year-old and he's at stud right now, but that's the way it is. But [Percy Bluechip], she really looked like him and we were very confident from day one and she didn't disappoint us."...read on

2017 O'Brien Award Photos

February 7, 2018:

The best in Canadian harness racing was honoured at the 2017 O'Brien Awards on Saturday night, and to honour those involved our first batch of photos from Saturday have now been posted online....read on

O’Brien Voting Results Released

February 6, 2018:

Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2017 O'Brien Awards. The ceremony took place Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Hilton Mississauga/ Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario....read on

OSS Stallion List Posted

February 6, 2018:

The list of stallions registered with the Ontario Standardbred Improvement Program for the 2018 breeding season has now been posted online....read on

A Year To Remember For McNair

February 6, 2018:

"It's a pretty big thrill, it probably won't sink in for a couple of days. I'm just taking it all in right now."...read on

Reflecting On Horse Of The Year

February 5, 2018:

"We were sitting at a table with Ariana G's people. We really thought it came down to us two...but she did so much special stuff up here, beating the boys. But we were hopeful."...read on

O'Brien Hosts Discuss 2017 Awards

February 5, 2018:

"The O'Brien Awards is all about class, from start to finish. And [Somebeachsomewhere] was a class horse, and this is a class move on behalf of Standardbred Canada."...read on

2017 O'Brien Award Winners

February 3, 2018:

On Saturday, February 3, Standardbred Canada announced the winners for the 2017 O’Brien Awards, at the 29th edition of the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala held at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

Horse Of The Year Award Named In Honour Of Somebeachsomewhere

February 3, 2018:

On Saturday, February 3, at the O’Brien Awards Gala, Standarbred Canada announced that the O’Brien Award for Horse of the Year is now named the Somebeachsomewhere Horse of the Year Award....read on

Colville Re-Elected As SC Chair

February 3, 2018:

On Saturday, February 3, Standardbred Canada elected its Officers and Executive Committee for 2018....read on

Meadows Racing Suspended Until Feb. 23

February 2, 2018:

Due to recent cases of Equine Herpes (EHV-1) and extreme biosecurity measures, racing at The Meadows has been suspended until February 23, 2018....read on

AGCO Notice Regarding EHV-1

January 25, 2018:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has noted that the two barns in the Meadows stable area remain under quarantine as a safety precaution after a case of Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) was diagnosed....read on

Attention Stallion Owners

January 22, 2018:

Are you standing a stallion in Canada? If so, please help Standardbred Canada update its online stallion guide....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

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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