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Five-Year Deal For Century Downs

March 6, 2015:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association is pleased to announce that a five-year contract for horse racing at Century Downs in Rocky View County, Alberta has been signed with the United Horsemen of Alberta....read on

North America Cup Nominations List

March 6, 2015:

A strong list of 72 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings have been nominated to the 32nd edition of the Pepsi North America Cup....read on

Sights Set On Maple Leaf Repeat

March 6, 2015:

With two O’Brien Award titles and three nominations in three years, millionaire trotter Intimidate doesn’t have a lot to prove anymore. But he won’t be resting on his laurels in 2015....read on

2015 Two-Year-Olds In Training

January 6, 2015:

Standardbred Canada has released the first list of 2015 two-year-olds in training for our popular and comprehensive nation-wide list....read on

Freehold Cancels Friday Card

March 6, 2015:

Officials with Freehold Raceway have announced the track’s scheduled card of live racing for Friday, March 6 has been cancelled....read on

Canada Hosts The World In 2017

March 3, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that it will host the 2017 World Trotting Conference and World Driving Championship....read on

Foiled Again Returns Saturday

March 6, 2015:

Foiled Again, the richest horse in harness racing history, will begin his 11-year-old campaign when he qualifies on Saturday (March 7) at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Canadians Nab International Awards

March 5, 2015:

At the recently concluded 24th World Trotting Conference (Conference) a number of International Media Awards were presented by the President of the International Trotting Association (ITA), Mr. Geoff Want, to representatives of the winning countries....read on

Which Shortage Is Worse?

March 5, 2015:

"What shortage is Ontario racing experiencing more of? 1) purse money offered; 2) race dates; 3) horses; 4) owners"...read on

'All' In The Family

March 5, 2015:

“We bought her off a maiden race at Lebanon and to think that we would supplement her to the Breeders Crown, I would have said never in a million years. But we did it and the fact that she won was pretty cool.”...read on

Trading Card Promotion Announced

March 6, 2015:

Each year since 1991, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation has produced a set of 35 ‘harness heroes’ trading cards. This year, for the first time ever, one lucky winner will get a chance to interact with one of those heroes, Dave Palone, who became the winningest driver in harness racing history in 2014....read on

Microbrewery Coming To Harness Track

March 6, 2015:

How would you like it if your local raceway announced that a microbrewery/restaurant was being added to the mix? Well, a Standardbred racino announced just that on Friday (March 6)....read on

Great Canadian Announces Results

March 6, 2015:

Earlier this week, the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced its financial results for both the three-month period (the ‘fourth quarter’) and 12-month period (‘2014’) which ended December 31, 2014....read on

Cummings, Wrenn Jr. To Clash Saturday

March 6, 2015:

Harness racing fans in western New York are in for a treat Saturday night at Buffalo Raceway, as defending United States dash-winning driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. will come to the Hamburg half-mile oval and will battle the red-hot Kevin Cummings in what is the best card of the 2015 season at the track thus far....read on

Commission Rules On Cassell Appeal

March 6, 2015:

On Friday, March 6, the Ontario Racing Commission released its ruling in regard to an appeal from Standardbred racehorse owner Keith Cassell....read on

New Meadowlands Pace Logo Revealed

March 6, 2015:

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment in conjunction with Crawford Farms have released the new logo for the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace....read on

Tioga/Vernon Payments Coming Due

March 6, 2015:

Horsepeople are advised that initial payments for early-closing events at Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs are due postmarked no later than Tuesday, March 17....read on

Meadows’ Friday Card Delayed

March 6, 2015:

First-race post time for Friday’s live card at the Meadows will be delayed one hour – until 1:55 p.m....read on

Three For Moreau; Hi-5 Nears $500,000

March 5, 2015:

Trainer Richard Moreau boasts back-to-back O'Brien Awards and at this pace a third straight is not out of the question....read on

This Mare Is The Bestulldotanite

March 5, 2015:

With rail position in a relatively short field on a half-mile track, where would you most want to be spotted during a race?...read on

Calgary Seelster The Quickest Qualifier

March 5, 2015:

The first qualifying session of March took place Thursday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack and although the temperature was quite chilly, there were several signs indicating spring is near....read on

Multiple Tracks Cancel Thursday

March 5, 2015:

The Winter of Cancellations continues as three tracks on the east coast have announced cancellations for today (Thursday, March 5). Additionally, officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners Bayonne have also announced that those locations will be closing early due to the winter storm....read on

Standardbreds Saved After Accident

March 5, 2015:

Every horseperson’s nightmare is having something happen to their trailer when they are transporting horses out on the roadways. That nightmare came true on Wednesday, March 4 when a trailer load of Standardbreds slid off the road and dangled over a bridge....read on

Commission Update On Race Dates

March 5, 2015:

The Ontario Racing Commission has announced that the 2015 race-date calendar for Flamboro Downs and Georgian Downs has been adjusted. The commission also announced that it has received an application to have Rideau Carleton Raceway’s race-date calendar adjusted. Also, the ORC has announced the times for missing holiday post times at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

“God’s Stable” Hits The Mainstream

March 5, 2015:

Writer Steve Buffery has profiled Chaplain Ken Carter and the ‘Stable of Horses That God Loves’ in an extensive piece for the Toronto Sun....read on

Ontario-Bred Ready To Strike?

March 4, 2015:

“All the way training down I believed he had it. He showed signs of being a nice horse. How nice, I wasn’t sure at the time."...read on

Zweig Payments Coming Due

March 5, 2015:

The Harness Horse Breeders of New York State has announced that Zweig two and three-year-old sustaining payments are coming due and have to be postmarked by Monday, March 16....read on

Prix D’Ete Nomination Payments Due

March 5, 2015:

The Hippodrome 3R management team wants every horse owner and trainer in North America to not miss the March 15 nomination payment for the 2015 $200,000 Prix D’Ete....read on

2016 Meadowlands Pace Payment Due

March 5, 2015:

Maintaining eligibility for the 2016 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace requires a two-year-old sustaining payment made by the March 15 deadline....read on

Two-Year-Old Sustaining Payment Forms

March 5, 2015:

Owners of Ontario Sires Stakes-eligible horses are reminded that the deadline for the two-year-old OSS sustaining payment of $500 ($430 U.S.) is March 15, 2015....read on

Dr. George Shaheen Passes

March 5, 2015:

Horseman George A. Shaheen, MD, of Fayetteville, N.Y., passed away on Tuesday, March 3....read on

Showdown In Buddy Gilmour Saturday

March 5, 2015:

Emerging from the winter and the snow each year at the Meadowlands Racetrack is a three-year-old pacer that captures the imagination and brings a wonder of what could be on the horizon....read on

Meadowlands Draw Schedule Change

March 5, 2015:

On Thursday, March 5, officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack announced that the draw schedule for the East Rutherford, New Jersey raceway has changed, and that the draw schedule is effect until further notice from the track....read on

Trixton's Book Full And Closed

March 5, 2015:

The book for 2014 Hambletonian winner Trixton is now full and closed and includes some of trotting's more recognizable fillies and mares....read on

Jamieson Wins Another In Australia

March 5, 2015:

Continuing his stay in the southern hemisphere, Canada's Jody Jamieson made a special guest appearance along with a few of the other World Driving Championship participants at Cranbourne on Thursday....read on

Fredericton Awards Banquet Details

March 4, 2015:

The Fredericton Horsemen's Association has announced that its annual awards banquet will be held on Saturday, March 28 at the Fredericton Motor Inn....read on

Katniss, $260K Yearling, To Debut

March 4, 2015:

With a price tag of $260,000, Katniss – named for the heroine in the film ‘The Hunger Games,’ played by Jennifer Lawrence – was the most expensive trotting filly to sell at the 2013 Harrisburg yearling sale. Her high price tag has brought lofty expectations from some, and she is now scheduled to make her pari-mutuel debut....read on

Smith Appeal – Reasons For Decision

March 4, 2015:

On Wednesday, March 4, the Ontario Racing Commission released its Reasons for Decision in regard to the allowing of an appeal by Bert Smith....read on

American Teletimer Buys ONTrack

March 4, 2015:

American Teletimer Corporation, a family-owned and operated business since 1938, has expanded its presence in the Canadian market with the purchase of ONTrack Media & Entertainment Inc....read on

Dunn Sends Canada A Message

March 4, 2015:

After taking over the 2015 World Driving Championship with a dominant performance, New Zealand's Dexter Dunn decided to take over Jody Jamieson's video blog on the Standardbred Canada website....read on

Giddy Up & Gallop Details

March 3, 2015:

Standardbred Canada is partnering with Grand River Raceway to deliver a fresh twist on its popular running race, ‘Giddy Up & Gallop.’...read on

2015 World Driving Tour In Photos

March 2, 2015:

Trot Insider has compiled a photo gallery that spans the 2015 World Driving Championship tour, both on and off the track....read on

Dunn Crowned World Champion

February 28, 2015:

New Zealand's Dexter Dunn was officially crowned the 2015 World Driving Champion after closing out the 20-heat international harness driving challenge with one final victory on Sunday, March 1 at Tabcorp Park Menangle in Australia during the Inter Dominion Grand Final card....read on

SC Rewind: Mohawk's Neighbourhood

February 28, 2015:

In this week's edition of Rewind Robert Smith recalls the impact of establishing Mohawk Racetrack on the surrounding area....read on

Equine Herpes Warning For Ontario

February 27, 2015:

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of a confirmed case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1), in Ontario....read on

Canadian Yearling Sale Date Set

February 13, 2015:

Standardbred Canada has announced the details surrounding the 2015 edition of the Canadian Yearling Sale, with entries now being accepted....read on

2014 O’Brien Award Winners

February 7, 2015:

Standardbred Canada has announced the winners of the 2014 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s champions in harness racing over the past season. The annual Black Tie Gala was held Saturday, February 7 in Mississauga, Ontario, at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre....read on

Here Come The Foals Of 2015

January 30, 2015:

As the calendar approaches the end of January, more and more of harness racing's future stars will be hitting the ground and taking their first steps....read on

Up To Date With '15 Eligibility Fees?

December 16, 2014:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind all owners and horsepeople that 2015 eligibility fees must be paid prior to any horse racing in 2015....read on

Updated Stallion Info Required

November 25, 2014:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind stallion owners and lessees to submit their updated 2015 stallions for the online stallion directory....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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