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Reflections On A Big ‘Cup’ Win

June 20, 2018:

“(At the top of the stretch) I was still pretty confident; Montrell hadn’t urged him. When he popped the plugs, it was over.”...read on

Entries Wanted: Century's Saturday Entry Box Extended To Thursday

June 20, 2018:

The deadline for entries for Saturday's card of harness racing at Century Downs has been extended to 9:00 a.m (MST) tomorrow, Thursday, June 21....read on

Mike MacDonald Passes; Arrangements Set

June 20, 2018:

Mike MacDonald, one the most revered horsemen in Atlantic Canada and considered by many to be the greatest Gold Cup & Saucer driver in the race's history, passed away on Tuesday (June 19) at the age of 70....read on

Juveniles Speed Over Pocono

June 20, 2018:

Two-year-olds put forth some impressive speed Wednesday morning (June 20) during qualifying action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Stepping Up For Injured Horsewoman

June 20, 2018:

After a jogging accident led to serious head injuries, the Canadian harness racing industry is stepping up to help a well known horsewoman....read on

All Targets On Freddie

June 20, 2018:

A field of seven top trotters will line up Thursday evening (June 21) at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park, and six of them will attempt to knock off the heavily favoured Freddie and his record setting driver....read on

Suttie Retiring From The CPMA

June 20, 2018:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency has announced that its executive director, Steve Suttie, will be retiring at the end of the month....read on

Don Schmiedge Passes

June 20, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Don Schmiedge of Davidson, Sask. passed away on Monday, June 11 at the age of 74....read on

CPMA: How Well Are We Doing?

June 20, 2018:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency would like feedback in regard to how well it is doing when it comes to deterring the use of prohibited substances in Canadian horse racing....read on

Hannelore Hanover Tops First Fan Poll

June 20, 2018:

Fans this week were given the opportunity to vote on the Top 10 horses in the sport in a manner similar to the weekly Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll....read on

Choose The Ben Hur Cup ‘Wager’

June 20, 2018:

This Sunday (June 24), Hippodrome 3R will host its inaugural Ben Hur Cup driver challenge, which will pit two reinsmen against each other in eight races....read on

Canada's 2018 Fair Race Dates

June 20, 2018:

The list of tracks in Canada hosting fair races in 2018 is now available online....read on

Kawartha Extends Schoolers Into July

June 20, 2018:

Officials with Kawartha Downs wish to advise horsepeople that, due to overwhelming demand, schoolers have been extended through this week and into July....read on

Historic Track Still Going Strong

June 20, 2018:

Goshen Historic Track, where it all started and where it still is today, is prepping for its 182nd season of live harness racing, and 2018 will be the 108th year of Grand Circuit Racing at ‘The Cradle of the Trotter.’...read on

Yonkers' Racing Schedule Altered

June 19, 2018:

Officials with Yonkers Raceway have issued notice that the track has altered its upcoming schedule of live racing....read on

Big Mile From Will Take Charge

June 19, 2018:

Will Take Charge stormed home to win the $34,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park Tuesday, June 19 in 1:51.3 for driver Jody Jamieson and trainer Jeff Gillis....read on

Howmacfiesty Flies To Preferred Win

June 19, 2018:

Closing from third over, Howmacfiesty launched a wide bid through the stretch to catch pacesetter Kiwi Focus N and win the $8,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred 3 Pace at Georgian Downs by three-quarters lengths in 1:55.1....read on

Wrenn Notches 10,000th Driving Win

June 20, 2018:

Driver Peter Wrenn joined elite company as he became the 14th driver in harness racing history to reach 10,000 driving wins career on Tuesday, June 19 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino....read on

Regil Elektra Edges To Victory

June 19, 2018:

The eight-year-old Mach Three mare Regil Elektra showed the qualities that have enabled her to become a racetrack millionaire, overcoming a 25-day layoff and a first-over trip to take the $14,000 featured pace for mares Tuesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Fox Valley Charm Rebounds At Meadows

June 19, 2018:

Fox Valley Charm, who dominated The Meadows’ elite distaff pacers earlier this spring, returned to her winning ways in the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Tuesday, June 19 with a victory for Tony Hall in 1:50.2, a career best. It was one of five wins for Hall on the 13-race card....read on

Western Stepp Sprints To Lifetime Best

June 19, 2018:

Western Stepp was in a league of her own Tuesday, June 19 as she routed her foes in the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap for fillies and mares at Plainridge Park....read on

Youngsters Impress At Harrah’s Philly

June 19, 2018:

The fastest two-year-old trotter and pacer over a five-eighths-mile track in 2018, based on reported records at the start of the day, were both on display during the morning session for two-year-olds on Tuesday (June 19) at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on

Mcwicked Making An Impression

June 19, 2018:

Not many male pacers have won Dan Patch awards at ages two or three and returned to capture another trophy against older horses. Mcwicked is hoping to add his name to the list....read on

Roy’s Big Win Is Sinking In

June 19, 2018:

“In the moment, (the impact of winning a big stakes race) doesn’t really sink in. I find you appreciate it more the next day...and the days after that. Stakes racing is a different style, and it’s the area where I’ve learned the most in the last year.”...read on

David Leblanc St-Pierre Passes

June 19, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred groom David Leblanc St-Pierre, the son of trainer Denis St-Pierre, passed away on Saturday, June 9 at the age of 30....read on

Horse Owner, Decades In The Making

June 19, 2018:

“The idea (of horse ownership) just kind of came to me randomly… It’s been something I’ve always wanted to do. It was a line on my bucket list to be crossed off. That’s all I wanted to do was get into the winner’s circle one time; that was my main goal.”...read on

Rapid Fire With The WRDC Drivers

June 19, 2018:

In preparation for this Saturday’s Western Regional Driving Championship at Century Downs Racetrack & Casino, the competing drivers took part in a Rapid Fire Round of questions to provide you with Everything you wanted to know about the Western drivers but were too afraid to ask!...read on

Pompano Auction Details Announced

June 19, 2018:

It has been announced that a two-day auction will soon be taking place at Pompano Park, and organizers with the undertaking have unveiled full details....read on

Brian Kempton Passes

June 19, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Flamboro Downs-area trainer Brian Kempton passed away at the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby, Ont. this past Saturday (June 16) at the age of 71....read on

Centre Wellington Derbies Start June 29

June 19, 2018:

This summer, the residents of Centre Wellington will head to Grand River Raceway bearing their postal codes with pride as they compete for $3,000 in prizes and bragging rights as the champions of Centre Wellington Derby Nights....read on

GRAS Awards Grants

June 19, 2018:

The Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) has announced the recipients of this year’s Community Mini Grant program supporting projects related to agriculture and the environment....read on

Streaker Making Way Up S-Bred Poll

June 19, 2018:

The fourth installment of the 2018 Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll has been released, and a streaker has made a move for the top spot....read on

Why What We Do Now Is So Important

June 19, 2018:

"Earning money in this industry is tough. We all are very aware that horse racing needs to grow and expand as an industry. But how? "....read on

Sire Stakes Fillies To Yonkers Thursday

June 19, 2018:

The New York Sire Stakes will return downstate Thursday night (June 21), as Yonkers Raceway will host the Art Watson Pace for three-year-old fillies....read on

Sire Stakes Juveniles To Buffalo

June 19, 2018:

They have to start somewhere, and it will be Wednesday night (June 20) when the two-year-old pacing fillies begin their racing careers in earnest with a date in the New York Sire Stakes at Buffalo Raceway....read on

'Sun Stakes Saturday' Elims Drawn

June 18, 2018:

The elimination races for The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono’s $2-million 'Sun Stakes Saturday' card have been drawn. The elims will be contested this Saturday (June 23), and those that advance to the championships will race for the big money on Saturday, June 30....read on

Second Chance For Giesbrecht

June 17, 2018:

Five days before the 2016 Western Driving Regional Driving Championship, competitor Phil Giesbrecht was forced to withdraw after sustaining a broken ankle in a training accident. This year, the 29-year-old horseman from St. Malo, Man. is once again one of the eight drivers who qualified for the Western Regional and is eager to compete for one of the two spots in the National Driving Championship....read on

Notice For Manitoba Fair Meet Members

May 17, 2018:

Standardbred Canada would like to remind everyone participating in the upcoming fairs in Manitoba to please ensure all account transactions are completed in advance of the event date....read on

Inverness Qualifiers Cancelled

June 18, 2018:

Trot Insider has been informed that upcoming qualifying sessions that were scheduled for Inverness Raceway have been cancelled....read on

A Lasting Partnership

June 18, 2018:

“I don’t usually go to the sales, but I read the catalogues beforehand, and when Keith calls and asks if I want anything, I’ve done my homework.”...read on

Lather Up Wins North America Cup

June 17, 2018:

Retaking command into the backstretch, Lather Up dictated the terms rounding the final turn before sprinting home to a 1:48.1 victory in the $1,000,000 35th edition of the Pepsi North America Cup Saturday, June 16 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

2018 Pepsi North America Cup Card

June 16, 2018:

The stage was set for Pepsi North America Cup Night and an action-packed 15-race card of harness racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ont. Saturday, June 16. Trot Insider provided ongoing coverage of all the stakes events from throughout the evening....read on

Alain Durivage Passes

June 16, 2018:

Longtime harness racing industry participant Alain Durivage of Boucherville, Quebec passed away at Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal on June 13, 2018 at the age of 76....read on

SC Rewind: Happy Father's Day

June 16, 2018:

In today's 'Rewind,' Robert Smith sends a Happy Father's Day message to all the reading audience as we prepare to celebrate their special day on June 17....read on

ID Technician In Eastern Ontario

June 15, 2018:

SC Identification Technician Daniel St-Jacques will be in the Eastern region of Ontario, between Perth & Napanee, on June 23, 24 and 25, 2018 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification....read on

Rey: A Man Of Many Talents

June 15, 2018:

Mitch Rey might not be the driver with the most race miles under his belt in next Saturday’s Western Regional Driving Championship, but he can probably be considered one of the most diverse competitors in the event....read on

Video Feature For Ben Hur Cup

June 14, 2018:

Excitement is building in Quebec as in just 11 days, the inaugural Ben Hur Cup driver tournament will take place at Hippodrome 3R....read on

'Beach' Memories: N.A. Cup Final

June 14, 2018:

It was 10 years ago this year that pacing colt Somebeachsomewhere dominated harness racing's headlines throughout his nearly flawless sophomore season....read on

Western Regional Drivers Set

June 12, 2018:

The field of eight drivers has been confirmed for the 2018 Western Regional Driving Championship, which will take place at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino on Saturday, June 23....read on

June Zoom Theme: It’s Post Time!

June 8, 2018:

Many tracks across the country have opened their doors to begin another exciting season of racing, giving I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club members the perfect opportunity to get in on the June Zoom Photo Contest....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

May 30, 2018:

With Spring in the air and a full race season ahead we have recently had some positive news across the country that signifies some solid momentum going forward....read on / continuer à lire

Website Troubleshooting

May 23, 2018:

If you have/are experiencing issues refreshing pages on the Standardbred Canada website, please check in with this notice for more information....read on

National Caretaker Appreciation Day

May 17, 2018:

Caretakers are the unsung heroes of harness racing, and are critical to the success of any horse in any stable and charged with the responsibility of making sure the horses they care for are happy and healthy, physically and emotionally....read on

Historic Ontario Horse Racing Industry Funding Agreement Signed

May 8, 2018:

The Ontario Racing (OR) Board of Directors today (Tuesday, May 8) announced the signing of a historic 19-year funding agreement with the Ontario Government....read on

In Need Of A Nurse Mare?

February 26, 2018:

Are you in need of a nurse mare? Do you have a nurse mare available? … 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

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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