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Dresden Slots Moving To Chatham?

November 23, 2017:

A spokesman for Gateway Casinos has gone on the record as saying that slot machines will remain at Dresden Raceway until at least 2020. The statement comes amid comments from municipal officials that indicate that Gateway is planning to eventually relocate its Dresden gaming operations to Chatham....read on

Horsin' Around Video Contest

November 23, 2017:

Do your horses make funny faces while waiting for their feed? Do they and their stablemates partake in crazy barn escapades? Have you taught them a trick that can make others laugh? Have you caught them doing something silly at the racetrack?...read on

SC To Present National Driving Championship In 2018

November 22, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that a National Driving Championship (NDC) will be hosted in 2018 and the winner will have the opportunity to join 2017 World Driving Champion, James MacDonald, in the 2019 World Driving Championship in Sweden....read on

World-Class Athlete To Steer Racehorse

November 23, 2017:

It's easy to sit back and play armchair quarterback while drivers and jockeys navigate thousand-pound animals through horse races. One of the world's most recognizable professional athletes has decided to take up the challenge himself, and he has found it to be a little tougher than what he had once imagined....read on

New Off-Track Approach Offered

November 23, 2017:

In taking a slightly different approach to the traditional mindset when it comes to off-track wagering, a racing entity has announced that it is looking for partners that would be interested in offering more of a ‘turnkey’ option for an OTB endeavour....read on

What The Hill Facing Older Foes Saturday

November 23, 2017:

“I’m excited to try this. (What The Hill) loves the Meadowlands and it’s a short field, which gives him options. It’s something neat to try to see where he is and how much he has to improve for next year if he races.”...read on

OHHA RRSP Deadline Reminder

November 23, 2017:

Horsepeople are reminded that the deadline for contributing to the Ontario Standardbred Horsepeople’s Group RRSP is December 1....read on

Progress Elim To Downbytheseaside

November 22, 2017:

Trainer Brian Brown has had plenty to celebrate this season thanks to the exploits of his gifted Glamour Boys, Downbytheseaside and Fear The Dragon, and there was more to celebrate in Wednesday’s Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination for the Ohio-based conditioner....read on

Pompano Open To Rockn Stein

November 23, 2017:

Rockn Stien, made his fall debut at Pompano Park a winning one on Wednesday (November 22) by wiring a classy group of Open trotters for driver Peter Wrenn....read on

Churita Clicks In Dayton Open

November 22, 2017:

Churita, a five-year-old mare by Airzoom Lindy, dominated her male competitors to capture the $18,500 Open 'Turkey Trot' at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Wednesday night....read on

Batavia Open To Squeeze This

November 22, 2017:

A heady drive by Billy Davis, Jr. conserved effort for Squeeze This both early and late in the mile before he let her lunge down the lightning lane and capture the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening....read on

Preferred Hat Trick For Barn Girl

November 22, 2017:

Barn Girl won her third straight race — and 14th this year — with a facile front-end score in Wednesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....read on

Blockbuster Card Set For Big M

November 22, 2017:

Saturday night at The Meadowlands is the penultimate stop on the 2017 Grand Circuit with over $2.6 million in purses distributed over the finals of the TVG Series for older horses and the Freshman Fall Final Four. The stars of the season will align over the eight races to make their case for divisional honours....read on

Gulotta Appointed In New Jersey

November 22, 2017:

In a move that can only be construed as positive for the New Jersey horse racing industry, Governor-elect Phil Murphy has announced that he has appointed SBOANJ Director and Deo Volente Farms CEO Mike Gulotta to his Budget Transition Committee....read on

Large Canterbury Expansion Pitched

November 22, 2017:

On Tuesday (November 21), officials with Canterbury Park in Minnesota unveiled preliminary plans that call for a redevelopment of the track’s property that would attract $300 - $400 million in private investment in the project....read on

‘Team Allard’ Yearling Giveaway Held

November 22, 2017:

The first annual Team Allard Yearling Giveaway is now in the books. Trainer Rene Allard was the leading conditioner in terms of wins and UTR at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 2017. To celebrate, ‘Team Allard’ has shown its generosity....read on

Grundy Making Most Of Opportunities

November 22, 2017:

“I grew up around the horses. I was probably about six years old when I knew this was what I wanted to do.”...read on

Melander Discusses Fourth Dimension

November 22, 2017:

“(Last week) I was very happy with how he looked and how he trotted. He trained [well] after the Breeders Crown, otherwise I wouldn’t have put him in there. He came out of the race [well] and I’m going to train him (Wednesday) a little bit. He seems very good.”...read on

Florida Stakes Finals This Weekend

November 22, 2017:

American Thanksgiving is Thursday, but the feast for horsepeople will be this coming Sunday at Pompano Park, as the FSBOA-sponsored Breeders Stakes Finals will take place. Over $420,000 in total purses will up for grabs, as eight championship finals for two and three-year-old Florida-breds will head postward....read on

Meadowlands Qualifying Update

November 22, 2017:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have announced that there has been a change in plans for this week’s qualifying races....read on

Standardbreds' Versatility Highlighted

November 21, 2017:

The versatility of the Standardbred breed was showcased at the recent Standardbred Showcase awards banquet, which distributed honours to the top competitors in the 2017 show series for Standardbreds only....read on

SBOA Mentoring Group Nearly Full

November 21, 2017:

Only one share remains in the 2017 SBOA (Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association) New Owner Mentoring Group....read on

MacDonald, Wallace To Host Open House

November 21, 2017:

More than 50 yearlings by leading sires such as Kadabra, Sweet Lou, Somebeachsomewhere and Captaintreacherous purchased at the fall yearling sales, will hit the training track Sunday for thestable.ca's Second Annual Open House....read on

Alliance Claiming Series Announced

November 21, 2017:

The Standardbred Alliance has released details regarding a group of claiming series which will take place during the month of December at Flamboro Downs and The Raceway at Western Fair District. ...read on

Indiana Commission On Acquisition Deal

November 21, 2017:

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has issued a brief press release in regard to the news of a potential transfer of ownership of Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand....read on

Driver Slapped With Race Fixing Charges

November 21, 2017:

It has been announced that a leading Standardbred reinsman is now facing charges surrounding race fixing....read on

OLG Launches RFP For Sports Betting Service Provider

November 21, 2017:

On Monday (November 20), the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation released a Request for Proposals to select a service provider to enhance and expand sports betting in Ontario....read on

Human Remains Found In Burnt Vehicle Near Woodbine

November 21, 2017:

Human remains were discovered this morning (Tuesday, November 21) in a burning vehicle that was found in an area adjacent to an exit road leading away from Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Roland Lecomte Passes

November 20, 2017:

Longtime horse owner Roland Lecomte of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec passed away at his home on Friday, November 17 at the age of 85....read on

Berta ‘Bert’ Robbins Passes

November 20, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Flamboro Downs employee Berta ‘Bert’ Robbins passed away on Sunday, November 19 at the age of 71....read on

LandMark 11 Shares Extended

November 20, 2017:

The organizers of the ‘fractional’ ownership group LandMark 11 Racing Stable have extended the date to purchase shares until Tuesday, December 12....read on

Update: Allerage Groundwater Mystery

November 20, 2017:

In the spring of 2016, the Standardbred Canada website ran a story in regard to the disproportionately high amount of dysphagia cases that occurred at Jeff Gural’s Allerage Farms location in Pennsylvania. Now it appears that Gural is closer to getting some answers....read on

Yearling Showcase This Saturday

November 20, 2017:

This is a busy time of year for everyone. With the completion of the yearling sales, trainers are focusing on showcasing their 2017 purchases, and it all starts this coming weekend....read on

Waasmula Retired

November 20, 2017:

Along with his father Thomas, Brent Vincent bred his Apaches Fame mare Waasmowin to Million Dollar Cam roughly a decade ago. The result was a brown lass named Waasmula. In announcing the Waasmula’s retirement to Trot Insider, Brent has described the millionaire earner as “a little guy’s dream.”...read on

Hippodrome Holds Champions Gala

November 19, 2017:

The annual Champions Gala, which honoured the top horsemen and women and the leading horses of the 2017 harness racing season in Quebec, was held on Saturday (November 18) at the Hippodrome 3R....read on

‘Beach’ Undergoing Chemotherapy

November 19, 2017:

Brent MacGrath has confirmed with Trot Insider that the great Somebeachsomewhere recently had a small cancerous mass removed and has begun a six-week round of chemotherapy....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

November 19, 2017:

During late spring and the summer, I met with the Standardbred Canada team to share with them results and feedback that was received from our focus groups, and the formal and informal meetings I had held with our members and stakeholders...read on / continuer à lire

Eyes On A Bigger Prize

November 19, 2017:

When two-year-old trotter Alarm Detector won the $400,000 William Wellwood Memorial final at Mohawk Racetrack two months ago, co-owner Claude Hamel thought he'd get his first Breeders Crown starter this year. It didn't happen....read on

Marion Marauder Done For 2017

November 18, 2017:

Following a 10-start campaign through his four-year-old season, Marion Marauder, trotting Triple Crown winner and earner of over $2.6-million, has been shut down for the year, and is planned to comeback in 2018 as a five-year-old....read on

SC Rewind: Albatross At Greenwood

November 18, 2017:

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith remembers the all-time great horse Albatross and recounts the day he came to Toronto's Greenwood Raceway and triumphed in the 1972 Canadian Pacing Derby....read on

New Home For Vintage Master

November 18, 2017:

Vintage Master (p,1:48.1, $2,162,979), the richest living son of Western Ideal, will be taking up a new residence for the 2018 breeding season....read on

The Stable: Horses Feed People?

November 17, 2017:

There’s a fierce rivalry brewing between the 110 racehorses and their 362 owners at The Stable in Guelph. But it’s not about which horses can trot or pace the quickest race....read on

OLG Releases Quarterly Results

November 17, 2017:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) have released their industry performance results for the first quarter of the 2017-2018 fiscal year....read on

Twaddle: HOF Honour "Full Circle"

November 17, 2017:

“It’s all full circle.” Meadows-based trainer Tim Twaddle, who enjoyed a lengthy driving career in Pennsylvania and California, will return to his native Ontario this Thursday (November 23) to be inducted into the St. Catharines Sports Hall of Fame....read on

Artspeak Coming To Canada

November 17, 2017:

On Friday (November 17), it was announced that 2014 Dan Patch and O'Brien Award winner Artspeak will stand stud in Ontario for the 2018 breeding season....read on

Muscle Massive On The Move

November 17, 2017:

Hanover Shoe Farms has announced that Muscle Massive, winner of the 2010 Hambletonian, will have a new home for the 2018 breeding season....read on

Hollywood Ending To A ‘JackPot’ Win

November 16, 2017:

A Toronto-area couple enjoying a Friday night movie at home got a surprise ending that seemingly only Hollywood writers could manufacture....read on

Notice Regarding Rideau Race Office

November 16, 2017:

Officials in the Mohawk Racetrack race office have announced that race office functions for Rideau Carleton Raceway will be centralized out of the Mohawk race office, effective Monday, November 20....read on

Flamboro Closing For Training

November 15, 2017:

Officials with Flamboro Downs wish to advise horsemen of an impending closure to the track for training purposes....read on

'Welcome To Winter' Contest Winner Is...

November 15, 2017:

The results are in for the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Welcome To Winter Online Handicapping Contest!...read on

The Fastest Of The Fast Pacers

November 15, 2017:

Without factoring post position, if the 15 fastest pacers in harness racing history were placed in a race, which horse would win?...read on

A 'Real' Game-Changer For Fillion

November 14, 2017:

"I have a special thought for this horse every single night, thanking him for what he's given us. Thanks to him, I've been able to buy other horses, stay in the game I love."...read on

Western Fair Discussions Continue

November 13, 2017:

The London Free Press has published an article about the ongoing discussions in regard to future gaming and potential expansion at the Western Fair District....read on

SC Launches Helpful Horse Tips

November 11, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has launched an Equine Health Tip feature on its website and in TROT Magazine to help owners, trainers and all participants in the industry in encouraging and promoting the safety and health of their most prized possession, the Standardbred horse....read on

Standardbred Canada Introduces One Free Month For Late Starters

November 6, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has announced that it is rolling out Late Start Eligibility to members, effective immediately....read on

Call For Cam Fella Award Submissions

November 5, 2017:

Nominations for the Cam Fella Award are now being accepted and must be received by December 1 to be considered for the 2017 award....read on

Knowing Our Audience

November 4, 2017:

During the 2017 WDC, betting from Australia and New Zealand resulted in tracks breaking long-standing records: the highest handle in Atlantic Canada, the most ever bet on Century Downs, and wagering unmatched in years on cards at Hippodrome 3R and Georgian Downs. Why did it happen?...read on / continuer a lire

2017 Media Award Submissions Wanted

November 3, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is seeking submissions for its 2017 Media Excellence Awards, to be presented at the O'Brien Awards ceremony on February 3, 2018....read on

SC Participates In Lobby Day In Ottawa

November 2, 2017:

Standardbred Canada President and CEO, Dan Gall, along with Board Director, Maurice Stewart, of Alberta, travelled to Parliament Hill to discuss issues of concern to Standardbred Canada members....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

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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