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Local Owner Seeks Prix D'Ete Win

September 20, 2014:

As recently as a month ago, the chances of Quebec-owned Sunshine Beach even qualifying for Sunday’s Prix d’Ete seemed remote....read on

SC Rewind: Match Races In Quebec

September 20, 2014:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith recalls a couple of famous old Match Races held in Montreal; one at Blue Bonnets, the other at Richelieu Park. Many were held in the Province years ago....read on

Oldfriendskentucky Wins Preferred

September 20, 2014:

One can only wonder what one nicknames a horse with the name Oldfriendskentucky. It is a mouthful to say, and the name was said over and over again as Herbie Litt took the Whosurboy gelding to the front, and never looked back in winning Leamington Raceway's $5,000 Preferred 3 Pace on Saturday afternoon....read on

All Turain Repeats In Ferguson Memorial

September 20, 2014:

All Turain defended his title in the $7,500 J.A. Ferguson Memorial Invitational Pace on Saturday afternoon at Northside Downs while Jann Down stamped herself as the top two-year-old pacing filly in the Atlantic Sires Stakes....read on

Photo Finishes In B.C. Breeders Stakes

September 20, 2014:

The fillies took their turn in the spotlight on Friday night as Fraser Downs hosted more B.C. Breeders Stakes divisions, which were contested over a "good" track surface....read on

Freshmen Clash In Semi-Finals

September 19, 2014:

Rookie pacers and trotters of both sexes competed in eight $20,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Semifinals on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Racing Represented At Plowing Match

September 19, 2014:

This year's International Plowing Match And Rural Expo, running from Sept. 16 to 20 in Ivy, Ont., includes a one-acre exhibit called "World of Horses" with Standardbred racing represented....read on

More Than A $200,000 Horse Race

September 19, 2014:

This Sunday the Quebec Jockey Club that runs the harness racing track Hippodrome 3R, which is half way between Montreal and Quebec City in the town of Trois-Rivieres, is hosting the revival of one of Canada’s most prestigious races, the Prix D’Ete....read on

Horsemen Raise Over $5,000 For Charity

September 19, 2014:

September is Cancer Awareness Month and the horse racing community in Newfoundland and Labrador is aware and giving back, to a total of over $5,000....read on

Bax Discusses Possible Relocation

September 19, 2014:

Accomplished trainer John Bax has been a fixture in Peterborough, Ont. for years. Although, if all goes according to plan, the respected horseman could have a new base of operations in the near future....read on

Shoeing On Showcase

September 19, 2014:

When it comes to shoeing, it is safe to say that every farrier can relate to the sentiment that, “You can read about it, you can talk about it, but doing it is a different story."...read on

Quebec-Bred Trotter Wins Yonkers Open

September 19, 2014:

Yonkers Raceway’s Friday night $44,000 co-featured Open Handicaps -- one for distaff pacers and one for trotters of any make or model -- were won by Campanile (Tyler Buter, $10.40) and Lorenzo Dream (Brent Holland, $26.80)....read on

BZ Glide Circles Open Field Again

September 19, 2014:

After watching the proceedings from last for a half, noted closer BZ Glide swooped the field for the third time this month to take the featured $9,500 Open Trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Sept. 19)....read on

Contraire Prevails In Photo Finish

September 19, 2014:

Four two-year-old trotting fillies hit the wire together, and it took the photo finish to award a victory in the $7,000 second leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes-Green Acres to Contraire in the sixth race on Friday, September 19 at Freehold Raceway....read on

Visible Gold One Of Six For Palone

September 19, 2014:

Visible Gold strolled through a leisurely front half on the lead, then blitzed the back half in :54.2 to capture Friday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

Horsemen Contribute To Food Bank

September 19, 2014:

Over the past number of years, employees and staff from Empire City, Yonkers Raceway and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York have visited the Food Bank For Westchester in nearby Elmsford, helping out with the fine work of that organization....read on

Scott Zeron Returns To Quebec

September 19, 2014:

Driver Scott Zeron has an enviable record so far in Quebec, the province of his birth....read on

Draw Complete For Prix D'Ete

September 18, 2014:

Eight of the top four-year-old harness racing pacers in North America will do battle this Sunday in the $200,000 revival of the Prix D’Ete at the Hippodrome 3R and their connections learned today what post-positions they have....read on

Limelight Beach Wins Jug

September 18, 2014:

Three-year-old pacing gelding Limelight Beach won the 2014 Little Brown Jug in straight heats at Ohio’s Delaware County Fair on Thursday, September 18, giving North America’s leading trainer, Ron Burke, his first career Jug win....read on

Talkin’ International Trot

September 19, 2014:

It’s been almost 20 years since the International Trot was last run at Yonkers Raceway, but it is back, and it may be better than ever....read on

Fort Erie Receives Town Cash

September 19, 2014:

The Town of Fort Erie has transferred $500,000 to the operators of live racing at the Fort Erie Race Track. A report states that some local politicians are upset that the Town still had to transfer the funds to the operator even though the Province of Ontario stepped in at the last minute earlier this year and pledged a $5 million grant to the track....read on

Henry Nelson ‘Sandy’ Morton Passes

September 19, 2014:

Henry Nelson ‘Sandy’ Morton, 67, of Aiken, S.C., passed away on Monday, September 15....read on

Harvey Wins Favourite Driver Contest

September 19, 2014:

The ‘I Love Canadian Harness Racing’ Fan Club would like to congratulate Bob Harvey of Perth, Ont. on winning the ‘Meet Your Favourite Driver’ contest. Harvey’s favourite reinsman is recent National Driving Champion, Jody Jamieson....read on

Anniversary Handicapping Contests

September 17, 2014:

What better way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Ontario Sires Stakes program than taking part in some handicapping contests with a chance to win some cash!...read on

Morrisville Sale This Weekend

September 19, 2014:

The annual Morrisville College Equine Institute sale will be held in Morrisville, New York this weekend....read on

Colors A Virgin Wins Jugette

September 17, 2014:

After having won her opening-heat elimination courtesy of a first-over trip, the Indiana-bred Colors A Virgin came right back with a similar game plan in the $178,862 Jugette final on Wednesday, September 17 at the Delaware County Fair in Ohio....read on

What's Next For Modern Legend?

September 17, 2014:

Canadian Pacing Derby champion Modern Legend will look to keep his winning momentum rolling with The Red Mile's Grand Circuit meet just on the horizon....read on

Equine Guelph Research Survey

September 18, 2014:

Equine Guelph and the University of Guelph are conducting a study on the awareness of current research among members of Ontario's horse industry....read on

New Off-Track Wagering Locations

September 17, 2014:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced the locations and grand-opening dates for the latest venues to join the Champions off-track network....read on

A Tribute To Mark Austin

September 16, 2014:

"Harness racing has lost one of its brightest lights. We have all lost a good friend and harness racing just won't be the same without Mark Austin in it"....read on

Mark Austin Passes; Arrangements Set

September 15, 2014:

Mark Austin, one of Ontario's most popular and successful trainers, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the age of 54....read on

Canadian Yearling Sale Average Up

September 14, 2014:

A solid group of yearlings and a 2015 two-year-old purse bonus announcement helped substantially raise the average price at Sunday's 2014 Canadian Yearling Sale....read on

Horsemen Applaud Purse Bonuses

September 13, 2014:

Some of Ontario's top horsemen have offered comment on Friday's announcement regarding the projected $700,000 in purse bonuses set to be added for next year's two-year-olds....read on

Woodbine, Horsemen Reach Deal

September 12, 2014:

On Friday, September 12, the Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Central Ontario Standardbred Association issued a joint release which states that the two organizations have reached a five-year deal which establishes minimum race dates and purses for the duration of the contract....read on

Boost For Ontario's Standardbreds

September 12, 2014:

Today, in advance of the Fall Standardbred sales, the Ontario Racing Commission is pleased to announce revisions to the 2015 Standardbred Improvement Program....read on

Free Stall Rent For ON-Sired Yearlings

September 11, 2014:

In an effort to encourage horsepeople to buy Ontario-sired yearlings at the province's two upcoming sales, Rideau Carleton Raceway has announced it is offering free stall rent to any Ontario-sired yearlings sold at the upcoming Canadian Yearling Sale or Forest City Yearling Sale....read on

Tracks Apply For Date Amendments

September 15, 2014:

On Monday, September 15, the Ontario Racing Commission announced that Flamboro Downs and The Raceway at Western Fair District – with the support of the Standardbred Alliance – are requesting approval for a race-date variance for the 2014/15 race date schedule of each racetrack....read on

Consignors Thrilled With Sale Results

September 15, 2014:

A near-25 per cent boost in yearling prices at the 2014 Canadian Yearling Sale gave many consignors something to smile about after Sunday's auction....read on

Fantasy Stable Results Online

June 1, 2014:

Results are now available for Trot Magazine's 2014 Fantasy Stable; to view the leaderboard...click here

Take Somebeachsomewhere With You!

August 6, 2014:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the commemoration of Somebeachsomewhere and a monumental day in harness racing on SC’s new BMO Mastercard....read on

Update On Animal Pedigree Act

May 2, 2014:

Representatives of Standardbred Canada were present at the annual meeting of the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation in Calgary, Alta....read on

Ontario Horse Racing Coverage

March 21, 2012:

Trot Insider has gathered all of the news stories regarding the Ontario horse racing industry's transition from the Slots-At-Racetracks program (SARP)....read on


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