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Consignors Thrilled With London Selected Yearling Sale

October 16, 2017:

The inaugural London Selected Yearling Sale was the talk of the Ontario Standardbred scene this past weekend, as strong gross sales and a better than expected average made the endeavour a success. Trot Insider has reached out to consignors for their feedback, and to say that they are happy is an understatement....read on

SC Welcomes Tax Rate Drop

October 17, 2017:

As a voting associate board member, Standardbred Canada has been working with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) by providing feedback to CFA as it pertains to the taxation proposals....read on

Mohawk Meet Wraps Up

October 17, 2017:

The 54th season of live racing at Mohawk Racetrack came to a close Monday evening with a 10-race card taking place....read on

Drake Delivers A Grand Performance

October 17, 2017:

Drake was a non-factor seventh in last week’s Preferred-3 assignments at Flamboro Downs, but a change of scenery and an improved post helped him bounce back in a big way on Monday evening....read on

Woodbine Draw Schedule Released

October 16, 2017:

The Mohawk Race Office would like to remind horsepeople of the draw schedule for the upcoming Woodbine Racetrack meet....read on

Four Supplemented To Breeders Crown

October 16, 2017:

The connections of four of the top horses in their divisions have supplemented to their Breeders Crown events at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on October 28....read on

London Selected Yearling Sale Complete

October 15, 2017:

Mohawk Seelster fetched the highest price of the second session of the London Selected Yearling Sale as the inaugural two-day sale concluded in London, Ont. on Sunday (October 15)....read on

Wood Reaching Out To Those In Need

October 17, 2017:

Veteran harness horseman, Ken Wood, of Denton, Md., who for more than a decade has been drilling wells for the poor West African nation of Ghana and since expanded to Tanzania, has added pioneering of another humanitarian effort - bringing sight to natives....read on

Yonkers Open To Always At My Place

October 16, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway’s Monday night program saw any number of usual Saturday races ‘carried over’ in deference to the $3.3 million all-stakes card of this past weekend....read on

Harrington Open To Christen Me N

October 16, 2017:

Richard Poillucci's Christen Me N was a 1:51.1 winner Monday in the $15,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway....read on

Plainridge Special To SB Mikes Hot Beach

October 16, 2017:

Two horses took two different paths to victory in the day’s featured races at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon....read on

Billings To Miller, Hollingsworth

October 16, 2017:

Harness racing’s greatest traveling road show, the CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series, employed plenty of action on Sunday, October 15 when the granddaddy of all amateur racing organizations had contests at two different racetracks, one in the U.S.A. at Northfield Park in greater Cleveland, Ohio and the other in Canada at Flamboro Downs in Dundas, Ont....read on

Kindergarten Classic To Continue

October 16, 2017:

The Kindergarten Classic series for two-year-old trotters and pacers will resume with the last of five preliminary legs for all divisions set for Thursday, October 26 at Vernon Downs....read on

Optimism For Additional Kawartha Dates

October 16, 2017:

Officials with Kawartha Downs have applied for the track to host 40 race dates in 2018 – more than double the amount of dates that the track conducted this year. The deadline for feedback on the application was this past Friday, but some local horsepeople have let their feelings about the application be known....read on

EEE Case Confirmed In Bruce County

October 16, 2017:

On October 12, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a horse in Bruce County....read on

Meeting For Rideau Racing Community

October 16, 2017:

Details of an information meeting for the Rideau Carleton Raceway racing community have been announced....read on

Donald Fines Passes

October 16, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime horseman Donald Fines passed away this past weekend....read on

Walnut Hall’s Blooded Sale Consignment

October 16, 2017:

Officials with Walnut Hall Ltd. have provided an overview of the trotting consignment of mares and weanlings that it will be selling at the Blooded Horse Sale in Delaware, Ohio, on November 15....read on

Vernon Reschedules Excelsior ‘A’ Finals

October 16, 2017:

Vernon Downs has been forced to re-schedule the Excelsior ‘A’ Series finals that were scheduled to be raced on Sunday (October 15)....read on

Election Of Directors In New Jersey

October 16, 2017:

The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey’s annual board of director’s meeting and election was held on Friday (October 13) at Freehold Raceway....read on

Blooded Horse Fall Sale Entries Closing

October 16, 2017:

The 70th annual Blooded Horse Fall Sale is almost to capacity and closing is imminent....read on

Crown Classic, National Debt Three-Peat

October 15, 2017:

Crown Classic ($4.30) and National Debt ($6.70) both extended active win streaks to three in their respective featured Winners-Over events in the nation’s capital on Sunday night’s (October 15) 11-race program at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Buttermilk Hanover Best At Flamboro

October 15, 2017:

Buttermilk Hanover ($3.70) did not disappoint her backers in Sunday evening’s (October 15) $10,500 Preferred 2 Handicap for pacing mares at Flamboro Downs, drawing off with ease to a nine-length victory on a crisp Dundas evening....read on

Painted Desert Shines At Summerside

October 15, 2017:

Painted Desert took top honours in the Sunday afternoon (October 15) feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway, while a quartet of drivers dominated the afternoon card....read on

On The Take At It Again

October 15, 2017:

Just one week after having equalled the Leamington Raceway track record for two-year-olds, the Bob McIntosh trainee On The Take was back at it on Sunday (October 15), and he wanted to drop the mark a bit further....read on

Atomic Million AM Is Tops In The Slop

October 15, 2017:

On Sunday (October 15), Atomic Million AM ($3.80) captured Hippodrome 3R’s featured event, the $5,000 Silver Invitational Pace, via a 2:02.4 mile that was recorded over a ‘sloppy’ track that was rated nine seconds slow....read on

Favoured Junebugs Baby Delivers

October 15, 2017:

After having been sent off as the even-money choice Sunday (October 15) at Inverness Raceway, Junebugs Baby ($4.10) went out and recorded a one and a half-length win in 1:58 during the track’s featured invitational pace, a $5,000 contest that went postward as the final dash on the nine-race card....read on

Maritime Breeders Elims Contested

October 15, 2017:

A quartet of Maritime Breeders Stakes eliminations were contested on Sunday (October 15) over Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia, as two-year-old pacers of both sexes and gaits skirmished in their respective $5,000 tilts....read on

‘Nocturnal’ And ‘Checkmate’ Win Features

October 16, 2017:

Developing horses in the ‘non-winners of seven races’ class gathered for a pair of $18,000 features on Sunday night (October 16) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and pacer Nocturnal Bluechip and trotter Checkmate Time emerged victorious....read on

Up The Alley Fastest At 'The Spa'

October 15, 2017:

Up The Alley (by Muscle Mass) continued his hot streak in the $18,000 Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday afternoon (October 15)....read on

Yonkers Raceway Schedule Reminders

October 15, 2017:

Yonkers Raceway has issued a pair of reminders regarding its upcoming live racing schedule....read on

Peace A Pie Passes

October 15, 2017:

On Friday (October 13), Peace A Pie, a daughter of Valley Victory and the Speedy Crown mare Armbro Éclair, passed away from the complications of old age at Lindy Farms....read on

$2.3-Million Wagered On Jackpot Hi-5

October 15, 2017:

A total of $2,375,530 in new money was wagered into the mandatory-payout Jackpot Hi-5 pool at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday, October 14....read on

OSS Super Finals Complete

October 14, 2017:

Mohawk Racetrack hosted 2017's Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final Night, highlighted by eight $225,000 OSS Super Finals for freshmen and sophomore pacers and trotters, on Saturday, October 14....read on

London Selected Day One Complete

October 14, 2017:

Silas Seelster fetched the highest price during the opening session of the 2017 London Selected Yearling Sale....read on

World Record For Twister Bi In Int'l Trot

October 14, 2017:

Italian-representative and 2-5 favourite Twister Bi rushed to control with one lap remaining and sprinted clear of his competition to win the $1-million International Trot by open lengths, trotting a world-record of 2:22.1 for a mile-and-a-quarter on Saturday, October 14 at Yonkers Raceway....read on

SC Rewind: When Horse Was King

October 14, 2017:

This week's Rewind is a bit different from the usual; it's all about horses but with less to do with actual harness racing. Robert has penned a mainly pictorial piece that shows a wide variety of horse types that once provided our forefathers with a wide range of services....read on

Grand River Track & Training Notice

October 13, 2017:

Grand River Raceway has issued a notice regarding an upcoming track closure period and its final training day....read on

Fall 2017 'Race Line' Available

October 13, 2017:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) have published the Fall 2017 issue of the Race Line newsletter....read on

Reunion A Roaring Success

October 13, 2017:

It was standing room only for the overflow gathering of over 300 harness folk, who converged on the Mohawk Inn and Convention Centre in Campbellville, Ont. for an evening that will long be remembered by the participants of the industry's golden age of harness racing in Ontario....read on

Island Breeders Championships Info

October 12, 2017:

The 20th Anniversary of the Island Breeders Championships, sponsored by the PEI Colt Stakes, will be held on Saturday, October 28 at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Government Witnesses Examined

October 11, 2017:

Examinations have begun in the lawsuit launched by a group of Standardbred breeders against the Government of Ontario, and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

Apply To Join The OR Equine Health And Welfare Advisory Council

October 11, 2017:

Ontario Racing is inviting racing participants to apply as a volunteer member to its new Equine Health and Welfare Advisory Council....read on

Ontario Racing Pleased With Queen’s Park Reception

October 11, 2017:

Ontario Racing has commented on its second annual Horse Racing Industry Reception at Queen’s Park, which took place on September 26....read on

Iwontdothatagain Keeps On Doing It

October 11, 2017:

“I thought maybe I could improve on him a bit, but I never saw this coming… I just thought he might make a good claiming horse.”...read on

Officiating Working Group Summary

October 10, 2017:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release its Summary Report of the work performed by the Officiating Working Group over the last four months....read on

Northside Race Date Change

October 10, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that a race-date change will affect an upcoming weekend of racing at Northside Downs....read on

Woodbine Qualifying/Training Schedule

October 10, 2017:

Live harness racing will shift from Mohawk Racetrack to Woodbine Racetrack next week, and details regarding training hours and qualifiers have been released....read on

Huntsville Injured, Retired

October 10, 2017:

World Champion and 2016 Dan Patch award winner Huntsville sustained an injury while training for the Tattersalls Pace and has been retired....read on

Filion Purchase Turns Heads

October 10, 2017:

Hall-of-fame horseman Yves Filion usually isn't a high roller at yearling auctions, so seeing his name attached to a $140,000 (U.S.) purchase at the Lexington Select sale raised a few eyebrows....read on

Rare Air For Wiggle It Jiggleit

October 9, 2017:

Despite not competing this year, the name and image of popular pacer Wiggle It Jiggleit continues to make headlines and appear both on and off the racetrack....read on

Rideau Joins Standardbred Alliance

October 6, 2017:

The Standardbred Alliance is pleased to announce Rideau Carleton Raceway has joined the Ontario racetrack association....read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program Update

October 5, 2017:

The Quebec Jockey Club has announced some changes to the province’s mare residency program for the 2017 breeding season....read on

Call For Calendar Submissions

October 4, 2017:

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club Team is publishing a 2018 calendar on the 'Heart of Harness Racing' and we need your photo contributions!...read on

Interest In Ontario Yearlings High

October 3, 2017:

Proven sires and newcomers are keeping interest in Ontario yearlings high, as yearling sale season swings into high gear. The first session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale takes place today (Tuesday, October 3)....read on

Tax Proposals Discussed In Ottawa

September 28, 2017:

As a voting associate board member, Standardbred Canada has been working with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and is providing feedback to CFA as it pertains to the taxation proposals....read on

London Yearling Sale Announces Sponsors

September 15, 2017:

Standardbred Canada and the Forest City Yearling Sale are pleased to announce that Ontario Lottery and Gaming and Ontario Racing are major sponsors for the 2017 London Selected Yearling Sale....read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program

September 6, 2017:

The 2017 Enrollment forms for the Quebec Mare Residency Program are now available....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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