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SC Rewind: Dominion Day Racing

June 25, 2016:

In this week's Rewind as Canada Day approaches, Robert Smith recalls when harness racing on Dominion Day as the July first National holiday was formerly known, was a major happening. His recollections include a number of old photographs and touch down on many locales across the land where race days were held....read on

Atlantic Regional Handicapping Challenge Closes Today!

June 23, 2016:

To commemorate each of the upcoming Regional Driving Championships (RDC) the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club is having a RDC Handicapping challenge!...read on

Six Racetrack Applicants Announced

June 25, 2016:

The Board of Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) announced on Friday the following applicants have accepted the invitation to submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) to construct, own and operate an “A “Horse Racing facility in the Edmonton or surrounding area....read on

One-On-One With Dan Gall

June 23, 2016:

"I think that the challenge here is enormous and I think this a very rare and unique opportunity."...read on

MacDonald Wins Ontario Regional

June 24, 2016:

Driver James MacDonald had the early winning momentum while Trevor Henry finished strong to top the point standings in the Ontario Regional Driving Championship and advance to the National Driving Championship....read on

Information On Requesting A Stay

June 25, 2016:

On April 1, 2016, legislation came into effect changing the way appeals of horse racing decisions are adjudicated in Ontario. Most importantly, a new adjudicative body -- the Horse Racing Appeal Panel (HRAP) -- is now responsible for hearing appeals of decisions made under the Rules of Racing....read on

Resolve Dominates In Cutler

June 24, 2016:

Displaying no ill effects after being away from the races for almost a month, Resolve powered down the road to an easy one-length win in the $200,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial Final for trotters at The Meadowlands on Friday night (June 24)....read on

Glamour Boys Star In New York Stakes

June 24, 2016:

Yonkers Raceway welcomed the Empire’s glamour division in the $167,874 New York Sire Stakes Hugh Grant Pace for three-year-old colts and geldings on Friday night (June 24)....read on

Impressive Efforts In Town Pro

June 24, 2016:

Lindys Nightmare and Collective Wisdom captured first round divisions of the Town Pro Series on Friday night (June 24) at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program

June 24, 2016:

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

Freshmen Face Off In Illinois Stakes

June 25, 2016:

On a beautiful Friday (June 24) evening at Hawthorne Race Course, four divisions of leg one of the Incredible Tillie Stakes took place. The Incredible Tillie is for Illinois-bred two-year-old pacing fillies....read on

'Godiva' Defeats Saratoga Distaffers

June 25, 2016:

Godiva Seelster continued her dominance of the Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Friday night (June 24) at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Twice Too Nice Wires Open Trotters

June 24, 2016:

An early break in stride by 3-2 favourite A Penny Earned helped pave the way for Twice Too Nice ($6.10) to wire the boys in Friday (June 24) evening's featured $8,000 Miracle Mile/Open Handicap Trot at Vernon Downs....read on

Dreas Good Powow Circles Tioga Mares

June 24, 2016:

Despite sitting last a quarter-mile from home, Dreas Good Powow had enough late pace to circle her six rivals in Friday (June 24) evening's $11,000 Mares Open Handicap at Tioga Downs....read on

Kahoku Triumphs In Buffalo Open

June 24, 2016:

Kahoku ($10.40) found out for the second straight week that the front end was the place to be as he scored an unexpectedly easy length victory over Cold Certified in Buffalo Raceway's featured $10,000 Open Pace on Friday night (June 24)....read on

Carl Duguay, The Mare Whisperer

June 24, 2016:

“I like the mares. I talk with them. They need lots of attention. I think my key to success with the mares is patience. You must have lot of patience with horses, especially mares. You have to really know and understand them.”...read on

Little Green Jug This Weekend

June 24, 2016:

You’ve heard of the Little Brown Jug, but what do you know about the Little Green Jug?...read on

Watts Thrilled With Kin Pace Starter

June 24, 2016:

“It’s really exciting to be able to have one to race in the Kin Pace, right here at home. You work your whole racing career, you strive to have good horses, and to have one that’s good enough to even enter is kind of a little thrill.”...read on

Miller’s Wild ‘Trolley’ Ride

June 24, 2016:

“He already thinks he is the king of the barn… I already had to put three or four boards higher on [his stall] than what is normal for the other horses because he always tries to jump over it to get out. He is trying to talk and play with everyone else in the barn to let them know he’s there.”...read on

Shamballa Ships Stateside

June 24, 2016:

"We get along very well. The bottom line is that this horse found me and I found him."...read on

NY Sire Stakes At Buffalo Sunday

June 24, 2016:

Allerage Echo will continue his quest for another New York Sire Stakes win at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday afternoon (June 26), as he headlines the entrants in the two $61,000 divisions for the three-year-old colt and gelding trotters....read on

Horsemen Raise $20,000 For Hospital

June 24, 2016:

The second annual summer fundraiser organized by Alberta horsemen in support of Stollery Children's Hospital this past Sunday didn't just surpass last year's fundraising total -- it was doubled....read on

Hall Of Fame Gala Tickets Now On Sale

June 24, 2016:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has announced that tickets for its 2016 Induction Gala are now on sale....read on

Horsemen Caught In The Middle

June 23, 2016:

“I’m just hoping that the two sides, Fredericton Exhibition and Horse Racing New Brunswick realize that the only way that we’re going to go forward is to work together. Not try to take from one another.”...read on

Western Regional Draw Complete

June 23, 2016:

The draw for the Western Regional Driving Championship this Sunday, June 26 at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino near Calgary, Alberta, is now complete....read on

Dan Gall Named SC President & CEO

June 21, 2016:

Standardbred Canada, the Canadian harness racing industry leader, announced today that Dan Gall has been named the association’s President and Chief Executive Officer....read on

Research Study Needs Your Help

June 23, 2016:

Researchers from the University of Guelph’s Department of Population Medicine (Ontario Veterinary College) are looking to recruit Standardbred race facilities and sport/competition facilities (all breeds) within the Wellington region for a study to determine the contact patterns between horses and people....read on

Saturday Georgian Traffic Issues

June 23, 2016:

Officials with Georgian Downs have informed Trot Insider that it has only carded eight races for its program of racing this Saturday (June 25) due to major construction in the area....read on

Bring A Friend, Win Great Prizes!

June 23, 2016:

The fourth annual Bring A Friend is back at eight of your favourite tracks across Canada during the weekend of July 15-17. Our goal is to make this year the best one yet, so we’re offering a prize package that you won’t want to miss out on!...read on

William Loosemore Passes

June 23, 2016:

Standardbred breeder/owner William Elton Loosemore of Lighthouse Cove, Ont. passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, June 22 at the age of 75....read on

Fire Prevention Outreach Program

June 23, 2016:

After the rash of barn fires in Ontario at the beginning of 2016, Equine Guelph and its partners were quick to respond, bringing educational material regarding fire prevention to the horse industry....read on

June's Zoom Challenge: Drivers

June 23, 2016:

To celebrate the upcoming Regional Driving Championships we have chosen ‘Driver Fever’ as June’s Zoom Challenge theme. We are looking for photos of drivers in action, either racing, getting prepared in the paddock or warming-up in the post parade. We want to see shots of what your favourite drivers are getting up to at the track!...read on

Atlantic Regional Draw Complete

June 22, 2016:

The draw for the Atlantic Regional Driving Championship this Saturday, June 25 at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park is now complete....read on

Giesbrecht Out Of Western Regional

June 22, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that Alberta's Phil Giesbrecht has been forced to withdraw from Sunday's Western Regional Driving Championship at Century Downs Racetrack & Casino....read on

Rideau Alters Training Schedule

June 22, 2016:

Officials with Rideau Carleton Raceway would like to inform horsepeople that the training schedule will change for the rest of the week....read on

Huge Effort From Outrider

June 22, 2016:

Much like a top baseball relief pitcher, outrider Neal Stalhiem stepped in to get the save on a night where things could have taken a turn for the worse....read on

Rideau’s Sunday Card Cancelled

June 22, 2016:

The registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has approved the application made by Rideau Carleton Raceway Holdings Ltd. to amend the 2016 race date schedule for Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

From Pipefitter To Driving Champ?

June 21, 2016:

When Dave Kelly takes part in the Western Regional Driving Championship at Century Downs on Sunday, June 26, there will be a lot of racing fans and family members on the east coast of the country cheering him on....read on

Campbell's Shot At Redemption

June 20, 2016:

"I think as an athlete, we dream of someday representing our country in a sport that not only identifies us but also consumes most of our day-to-day lives."...read on

Video Feature On Emprize Hanover

June 20, 2016:

The story of Emprize Hanover and her two foals was featured as part of the 2016 Pepsi North America Cup broadcast on TSN this past Saturday night....read on

Harness Racing's Super Stallions

June 19, 2016:

For Father's Day we have compiled a tribute to the sires in harness racing that have earned distinction with statistical dominance and prolific siring excellence based on select production criteria...read on

Hennessy Ready For Regional

June 17, 2016:

"I remember seeing Dave Magee win it [the World Driving Championship] for the U.S. when I was about 10 years old and ever since then I've wanted to have that opportunity and hopefully this is my year."...read on

Quebec / Eastern Ontario Regional Set

June 13, 2016:

The field for the 2016 Quebec / Eastern Ontario Regional Driving Championship, scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 at Hippodrome 3R has been confirmed....read on

Guy Polillo Passes; Arrangements Set

June 12, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime harness racing industry participant Guy Polillo of Brantford, Ont. has passed away after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He was in his 75th year....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

Bring A Friend Is Back!

May 27, 2016:

Do you have friends and family who have never been to the horse races? Here’s your chance to share your passion for Canadian harness racing and be an ambassador for the sport!...read on

Host Tracks Confirmed For 2017 World Driving Championship

April 13, 2016:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that all host racetracks for the 2017 World Driving Championship have now been confirmed....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

In Need Of A Nurse Mare?

March 4, 2010:

Standardbred Canada's Nurse Mare Program is designed to assist in matching orphaned or rejected foals with nurse mares, and now the process is even easier....read on


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