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Hello Love Impresses In Debut

April 26, 2018:

Worth waiting on are three words that might be best used to describe pacing filly Hello Love, who won her sophomore – and pari-mutuel - debut Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Phone Lines Down At Mohawk Park; Cell Number Available

April 26, 2018:

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform horsepeople that the Race Office phone lines remain down....read on

Where Is Wiggle It Jiggleit?

April 26, 2018:

Since the turn of the millennium, few horses have attracted the following of pacing superstar Wiggle It Jiggleit. Thus, when a horse of that calibre disappears from the public eye for nearly 18 months, people start to wonder....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

Toronto Approves Expanded Gaming At Woodbine Racetrack

April 26, 2018:

Toronto City Council has approved expanded gaming at Woodbine Racetrack by a vote of 26 to 15....read on

Opening For Ontario ID Technician

April 26, 2018:

Standardbred Canada has an immediate opening for an identification Technician to serve the Ontario region....read on

Bombs Away For Manssive

April 26, 2018:

After three solid outings at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Manssive shipped to the Commonwealth for the first time in his life and left an impression at the Ridge....read on

Stacked Friday Line-Up At Meadowlands

April 26, 2018:

Live racing returns to The Meadowlands on Friday night with a ten race card including twin features on the bill with $20,000 Preferred classes written for trotters in the sixth race and pacing mares in the seventh....read on

Prelims Complete For Mongeon Series

April 26, 2018:

Thursday featured the second leg of the John Mongeon, Sr. Memorial Trotting Series at Saratoga Casino Hotel, with three divisions of the second leg of the series which will conclude next Thursday with a $32,700 final....read on

BC Stakes Payments Due May 1

April 26, 2018:

Please be aware that notices have been sent out in regard to BC stakes payments that are due this coming Tuesday (May 1)....read on

Draw Results Now Online

April 26, 2018:

Officials in the race office at Woodbine Mohawk Park have informed Trot Insider that the draw results for Sunday’s program at Rideau Carleton Raceway and Monday’s card at Woodbine Mohawk Park are now available online....read on

Malabrigo Comes Home To PEI

April 26, 2018:

In 2012, three-year-old pacing filly Malabrigo was the talk of more than just the Maritimes after winning all 16 of her sophomore starts and helping lift trainer-driver Marc Campbell to the national spotlight. More than five years after that award-winning season, Malabrigo is back with Campbell and it's like she never left....read on

Georgian Gearing Up For 2018 Meet

April 26, 2018:

With the 2018 racing season at Georgian Downs fast approaching, officials with Georgian Downs would like to share some important information and changes to the upcoming season....read on

Rock Of Cashel Strong In The Stretch

April 26, 2018:

Rock Of Cashel didn’t mind the introduction of a couple of other hard-hitters to his stomping grounds, capturing the $22,500 winners-over handicap trot Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on

As Consistent As They Come

April 26, 2018:

If there were an award for consistency and reliability in the broodmare ranks, it would undoubtedly go to the Hanover Shoe Farms-owned matron Triplet Hanover....read on

Colonial Downs Sold

April 26, 2018:

Revolutionary Racing and its partner, Peninsula Pacific, have purchased shuttered Virginia raceway Colonial Downs, and it is expected that live racing will return to the facility in the future....read on

Veteran Is Grinding For Glory

April 26, 2018:

He’s won only a single small stakes event, and he’s battled back from a heart ailment that forced him into temporary retirement. Yet Saturday at The Meadows, Doctor RJ will have a chance to grind into a bit of harness racing glory....read on

Ariana G Will Be Dangerous

April 25, 2018:

If trainer Jimmy Takter has an accurate assessment of trotting mare Ariana G, there will be plenty of tears left to cry for her competition in the older trotting ranks this year....read on

Blue Bonnets Demolition Imminent

April 25, 2018:

The days of a legendary harness racing venue are numbered, as the city of Montréal prepares to move forward with the demolition of the decaying Blue Bonnets racetrack....read on

EquiMania! Gives Thanks

April 26, 2018:

EquiMania! would like to extend a sincere thank-you to the organizers, supporters, sponsors, volunteers and the attendees at the Can-Am Equine Expo in Markham, Ont....read on

ASBA Annual General Meeting Reminder

April 26, 2018:

Officials with the Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association would like to remind horsemen of the organization’s upcoming annual general meeting....read on

Mary Jane Bernier Chester Passes

April 26, 2018:

It has been announced that former harness racing industry official Mary Jane Bernier Chester passed away on April 17 at the age of 75....read on

WHHC Last-Chance Qualifier Tonight

April 26, 2018:

It has been announced that a last-chance qualifier for this weekend’s World Harness Handicapping Championship will take place this evening (Thursday, April 26) and four spots will be up for grabs....read on

Handicapping Championship Saturday

April 26, 2018:

The Meadowlands Racetrack’s ‘Championship Meet’ doesn’t get underway until the first Friday in May, but there is a championship of another kind on the line at the ‘Big M’ this Saturday (April 28), as harness handicappers will shoot for a total prize pool of $75,000 in the World Harness Handicapping Championship, presented by DerbyWars.com....read on

All Out Henry Duels, Edges Clear

April 25, 2018:

A second-row start and 6-5 favourite Star Photo proved no trouble for All Out Henry ($12.90), who answered both challenges en route to a win in the featured $8,500 Preferred 3 Trot on Wednesday night (April 25) at The Raceway at Western Fair District....read on

Richard Set For 3R Opening

April 25, 2018:

Last year at the Hippodrome 3R, it was a breakout season for harness racing trainer Francis Richard, and the 27-year-old is looking forward to another big season in 2018....read on

PEISHOA General Meeting Announced

April 25, 2018:

The annual general meeting of the Prince Edward Island Standardbred Horse Owners Association will be held Wednesday, May 9....read on

Royal Becca J Prevails At Harrington

April 25, 2018:

James Moore III’s Royal Becca J ($4.40, Jack Parker Jr.) was a 1:56 winner in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday (April 25) at Harrington Raceway....read on

Buffalo Buzzer Beater For Hey Kobe

April 25, 2018:

A better draw, an easier level and a perfect pocket trip were the ingredients for Hey Kobe, as she cooked up a victory in Buffalo Raceway's featured $8,400 pace on Wednesday night (April 25) in a seasonal best 1:56.3 over a 'sloppy' track....read on

Dali Mare ‘Delights’ In Pennsylvania

April 25, 2018:

After having been sent off as the post-time choice from the seven-hole, the Gilbert Garcia-Herrera-trained and George Napolitano Jr.-driven Dali Delight ($4.80) captured the $17,000 featured mares pace at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Wednesday (April 25)....read on

Clouthier Sr., McMahon Named Legend Honourees

April 25, 2018:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has announced that Hector Clouthier Sr. and Frank McMahon are the CHRHF Legend Honourees for 2018....read on

London City Council Votes In Favour Of Gaming Expansion

April 25, 2018:

On Tuesday (April 24), London City Council voted 9-5 in favour of expanded gambling in London, Ont., and also stated its preference for the expansion to occur at the Western Fair District....read on

Talk About A Legendary First Drive

April 25, 2018:

“If you like the sport, you want to try it (driving) at least one time. You can train for so long, but you watch them out on the track (in races) and you want to get a chance to try it for yourself.”...read on

OHHA Calls Information Meeting

April 25, 2018:

Officials with the Ontario Harness Horse Association have announced the details of an upcoming information meeting....read on

Anita Ponton Passes

April 25, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred horse owner Anita Ponton, the former Blue Bonnets paddock judge that was the wife of longtime trainer Roger Ponton, has passed away at the age of 86....read on

Brief Summerside Closure Upcoming

April 25, 2018:

Trot Insider has been informed that the track at Summerside Raceway will soon be inaccessible for a short time period....read on

Gelding Loves His Second Career

April 25, 2018:

“I am thrilled that there are programs like New Vocations that are there to give retired racehorses opportunities after they are done racing... Kashability always gave my family and I everything he could, no matter what, both on and off the track.”...read on

Summer Student Applications Due Friday

April 25, 2018:

Do you eat, sleep and breathe harness racing? Do you enjoy promoting harness racing and have exceptional customer service skills? If this sounds like you and you feel like you have the potential to be an outstanding ambassador for Canadian harness racing, read on....read on

It Takes A Village

April 25, 2018:

‘It takes a village’ is a proverb that has traditionally been applied to raising a child. In the equine world – particularly in racing – the sentiment rings loud and true....read on

Kadabra Queen Returns

April 24, 2018:

Canada's Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year for 2017, Kadabra Queen made her three-year-old debut successfully during qualifying action at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Keep An Eye On Your Horse With A.I.

April 25, 2018:

It has been announced that a world-class show jumping rider recently made a notable investment in a product that utilizes artificial intelligence to monitor the well-being of horses....read on

Running Aces Gearing Up For Meet

April 25, 2018:

Officials with Running Aces have finalized the track’s 2018 stall allocations, and horsepeople may now access the list of stall and barn assignments....read on

Position Open In SC Member Services

April 24, 2018:

There is an immediate opening for a part-time bilingual Member Services Clerk in the Member Services Department of Standardbred Canada....read on

Campbell High On Literary Derby

April 24, 2018:

"Some of these kids might not know it now but after being around and interacting with these horses their lives will be changed. It will be the beginning of a lifetime love affair as horses are addictive; they make an impression on you and are good for the soul."...read on

ID Technician On PEI

April 24, 2018:

SC Identification Technician Stephen MacLeod will be on Prince Edward Island on Tuesday, May 1 to freeze brand any horses requiring freeze brand identification....read on

Standardbred Canada Field Rep Opening

April 24, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is looking for an individual to fill an important role of SC Field Representative at Georgian Downs. The individual will also job share with the current representative....read on

Blooded Horse Spring Sale Details

April 24, 2018:

Officials with Blooded Horse Sales have announced that more than 400 horses have been catalogued for the Spring Blooded Horse Sale, which will held at a new location....read on

New COSA Directors Elected

April 23, 2018:

On Monday, April 23, 2018 the Central Ontario Standardbred Association’s auditing firm, KPMG, revealed the 2018 election results....read on

Truro’s Opening Weekend Details

April 23, 2018:

Trot Insider has received information in regard to this weekend’s qualifying and pari-mutuel racing at Truro Raceway....read on

Exhibition Park Qualifiers This Weekend

April 23, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Exhibition Park Raceway will be hosting a qualifying session this coming weekend....read on

Graphic Designer Position Available

April 23, 2018:

Standardbred Canada is seeking an enthusiastic Graphic Designer for a temporary, part-time, contract position. This Intermediate Graphic Design position is best suited to an energetic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys a challenge. This is an in-office position, working at SC's office in Mississauga, Ont....read on

Seventy N.A. Cup Eligibles Remain

April 23, 2018:

Woodbine Entertainment has released the names of the 70 three-year-old pacers that have been kept eligible to the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup following the April 15 sustaining payment....read on

Bradley ‘Brad’ Cassells Passes

April 23, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred horseman Bradley ‘Brad’ Cassells passed away at his home this past Friday (April 20) in his 42nd year....read on

Meet ‘Team Lindy’s New Head Trainer

April 23, 2018:

"I’m very happy where we are. I feel good. I think we have a nice group of horses. We are very excited, me and Frank and all the team. We need to keep doing a good job, hard work, and we will get results.”...read on

‘Step Into Spring’ Deadline Extended

April 23, 2018:

It has been announced that the deadline for the first of the ‘I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Zoom Photography Challenges, ‘Step Into Spring,’ has been extended....read on

Confederation Cup Night Will Be Big

April 23, 2018:

The top four-year-old pacers in harness racing will display their talents at Flamboro Downs on Sunday, May 20 for the 40th edition of the Confederation Cup....read on

Northside Qualifiers Scheduled

April 22, 2018:

Officials with Northside Downs have scheduled the first qualifying session for the 2018 season for this coming Saturday (April 28) at 12:00 p.m....read on

Horsemen's Hockey Rosters, Schedule

April 22, 2018:

Rosters and the schedule for the annual Horsemen's Hockey Tournament, slated for Sunday, April 29 at the Cambridge (Ont.) Sports Park, are set....read on

Kawartha Not Committing To Meet

April 22, 2018:

Management at Kawartha Downs will not conduct their 2018 harness racing meet if they cannot secure a funding agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) and Ontario Racing in the light of Shorelines Slots relocating from the raceway....read on

Truro Gearing Up For Meet

April 22, 2018:

Truro Harness Horse Owners Association President Steve Morton has said that he is optimistic about the upcoming season of live racing at Truro Raceway, which is scheduled to kick off this Friday (April 27) at the Bible Hill oval....read on

Standardbreds In The Classroom

April 22, 2018:

Elementary school teacher Trena Lebedz of Rodney, Ont. has had a love affair with Standardbreds since she was a young child. She’s now sharing that passion with her Grade 4 and 5 students by incorporating horses into their education curriculum....read on

Rewind: Remembering Greenwood Park

April 21, 2018:

In this week's edition of 'Rewind,' Robert Smith recalls the days when small-town racetracks were the backbone of the sport....read on

OSS Posts Sustained Two-Year-Olds

April 20, 2018:

The list of two-year-olds that have been sustained to race in the Ontario Sires Stakes program in 2018 has now been posted to the OSS website....read on

From The Amish To Amazing

April 20, 2018:

"Not only is he special because we’ve never had this type of horse, but for [my son] to be able to drive him when he is looking to become more involved in the sport means the world to us."...read on

Kurtz Wins Spring Survivor Contest

April 20, 2018:

Congratulations to Keith Kurtz of Guelph, Ont., for winning the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s Spring Survivor Online Handicapping Contest....read on

Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable Open

April 20, 2018:

Trot Magazine is pleased to introduce the fifth edition of the Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable contest. Enter for free and play along all year, with a chance to win great prizes!....read on

Long-Term Funding Agreement Released

April 20, 2018:

The much-anticipated agreements detailing long-term funding for the horse racing industry and Ontario Racing membership for racetracks and industry associations have been posted online....read on

Century Downs Season Heating Up

April 19, 2018:

Now that the racing seasons have ended at Fraser Downs in Surrey, B.C., and are about to close at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California, it’s expected that a bunch of horsemen will be bringing their stables to Century Downs....read on

MacKay Leaves Kawartha Downs

April 19, 2018:

Heather MacKay, the marketing director at Kawartha Downs, has announced that she has left her role with the racetrack....read on

AGCO Rule Changes Effective April 21

April 19, 2018:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued a reminder that the changes outlined in Information Bulletin 63 (April 4, 2018) will become effective on April 21, 2018....read on

Hippodrome 3R Removing Passing Lane

April 19, 2018:

The Quebec Jockey Club has announced that Hippodrome 3R will be removing its passing lane for the track’s 2018 season of live racing, which is scheduled to get underway on Sunday April 29....read on

Lawson's State Of The Industry

April 19, 2018:

Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson talks speaks about the many challenges facing horse racing, but offers hope for a positive future....read on

Mohawk Qualifying, Western Fair Training Changes

April 18, 2018:

Officials with The Raceway at Western Fair District and Woodbine Mohawk Park have provided updates in regard to qualifying and training at the tracks....read on

Update On Woodbine Expansion

April 18, 2018:

It has been revealed by the Ontario Government that a completed expansion on the grounds of Woodbine Racetrack could annually bring the City of Toronto anywhere from $26 to $31 million by 2022....read on

Trot N.A. Cup Spring Book: #1

April 17, 2018:

The countdown to the 2018 Pepsi North America Cup is on, with Trot Magazine profiling the horses predicted to be the top contenders for Canadian harness racing's richest prize....read on

Rick Forgie Passes

April 17, 2018:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred horseman Rick Forgie has passed away at the age of 53....read on

Infield Experience Added To Camluck Classic

April 17, 2018:

The first-ever Camluck Classic is now just over a month away at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and there will be some new twists to the London, Ont. oval’s signature event....read on

Belanger Fundraiser Proves Successful

April 16, 2018:

Trot Insider has received word that recent charity endeavours in support of horseman Paul Belanger have been very successful, and the organizers behind the drives would like to thank the sponsors that have been very generous toward the much-loved horseman....read on

Breeders Crown To Mohawk In 2019

April 16, 2018:

The $6 million Breeders Crown, harness racing’s richest and most prestigious year-end divisional championship series, is set to return in October 2019 to the newly renovated Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ont....read on

O’Donnell On The Move

April 15, 2018:

He may not get into the sulky as much as he used to, but it has been announced that Bill ‘The Magic Man’ O’Donnell will soon be on the move....read on

The Most Anticipated Stallions

April 14, 2018:

Of harness racing's first-crop stallions, whose two-year-olds you're most excited to see on the track this summer?....read on

Horsemen's Hockey Tourney Update

April 14, 2018:

More details have been released for the 2018 edition of the ever-popular Horsemen's Hockey Tournament, slated for Sunday, April 29 at the Cambridge Sports Park....read on

Purse Hike For 2018 Breeders Crown

April 13, 2018:

The Hambletonian Society, which owns and administers the Breeders Crown series, will raise the purses of the four freshman divisions of the Breeders Crown races to $600,000 each for 2018....read on

Humboldt The Horse To Race For SJHL

April 13, 2018:

Leading Standardbred owner Brad Grant is stepping up to raise funds for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) Player Assistance Program in the wake of the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash....read on

Century Downs Racing Club Returns

April 13, 2018:

The 2018 edition of the Century Downs Racing Club once again has a strong number of fractional owners invested in two promising young horses....read on

'Name That Foal' Entries Coming Due

April 12, 2018:

The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association has issued a reminder that entries are coming due for Meridian Farms' 'Name That Foal' contest, which features a Mystician filly that is in need of a name....read on

ASHA Yearling Sale Details

April 12, 2018:

Officials with the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association have announced some of the details surrounding its 2018 Yearling Sale....read on

Fan Club Training Centre Tour

April 12, 2018:

Members of the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club are invited to a tour and lunch at First Line Training Centre, located close to Woodbine Mohawk Park, on Saturday, May 5....read on

Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018

April 10, 2018:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the people and horses being recognized as inductees in 2018. Six people and four horses have been elected from an extremely deep ballot of candidates....read on

Long-Term Funding Webinar Recap

April 5, 2018:

Ontario Racing conducted a webinar on Thursday (April 5) for industry participants to learn more about the long-term funding agreement announced for Ontario's horse racing industry last month....read on

Changes To The Rules Of Racing

April 4, 2018:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release a suite of reforms as part of the 'Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario' project....read on

Ontario Regional Drivers Set

April 3, 2018:

The road to the 2018 National Driving Championship (NDC) scheduled at Grand River Raceway on Wednesday, September 26 will kick off with the Ontario Regional Driving Championship, the first of four regional events....read on

Seventy-Five Remain 'Cup' Eligible

April 2, 2018:

Only four horses dropped off the eligibility list for this year’s $1 million Pepsi North America Cup following the first sustaining payment on March 15....read on

Participants Comment On Funding

March 28, 2018:

"We look at this as a foundation of sorts. It's long-term, it's some stability but it's hopefully something we can build on."...read on

Mother's Day Open Houses Set

March 28, 2018:

Here’s a great way to spend some time with your Mom, wife, sister, that special lady in your life, or the entire family on Mother’s Day!...read on

Long-Term Funding Plan For Ontario Racing Announced

March 23, 2018:

Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance, and Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, announced a long-term funding agreement with the horse racing sector in a press conference held Friday afternoon (March 23) at Flamboro Downs....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

Important EHV-1 Facts

February 12, 2018:

For anyone that is unaware of some important facts surrounding Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), Trot Insider is reposting a fact sheet regarding the virus to help bring people up to speed....read on

Attention Stallion Owners

January 22, 2018:

Are you standing a stallion in Canada? If so, please help Standardbred Canada update its online stallion guide....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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