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Atlanta Sets Record; Milestone For MacDonald

September 23, 2017:

A track record-setting performance by Atlanta in her division of the New York Sires Stakes during Friday’s card at Vernon Downs also proved to be a very special victory for driver Mark MacDonald....read on

The Raceway Gearing Up For Return

September 22, 2017:

The Raceway at Western Fair District will usher in another exciting season of live racing beginning on Monday, October 2nd. The weekly Fall schedule features racing every Monday and Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. and Friday nights at 7:05 p.m....read on

Stakes Mania On Tap At Hoosier

September 22, 2017:

Many of the sport's hardest hitters were in action Friday at Hoosier Park, as the oval hosted a smorgasbord of stakes events for trotters and pacers....read on

2018 Standardbred Improvement Program Approved

September 20, 2017:

The 2018 Standardbred Improvement Program (SIP), based on the recommendations of the industry representative Standardbred Advisory Group, has been approved by the Ontario Racing Board of Directors....read on

'Rhythm' Rallies For Preferred Win

September 22, 2017:

Racing room was a concern for most of the mile for even-money favourite Musical Rhythm in Friday’s $34,000 Preferred Trot at Mohawk Racetrack, but a patient steer by Mario Baillargeon helped the trotter earn a trip to victory lane....read on

Red Shores Preps For Big Weekend

September 22, 2017:

When the dust settled last Sunday in Truro, N.S., Adkins Hanover was the only one left standing against Invitational company and now the top Island pacers get a crack at him Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Stay Hungry Looks To Stay Perfect

September 22, 2017:

Trainer Tony Alagna has high hopes for the undefeated Stay Hungry in Saturday night’s (September 23) $816,000 Metro Pace for two-year-olds at Mohawk Racetrack. And despite the colt only having raced—and won—three times to date, Alagna has nothing but high praise for his progress to date and optimism for his future....read on

Notice On NB Simulcast Venues

September 22, 2017:

Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick would like to announce an update on its simulcast venues in the province of New Brunswick....read on

Burning Midnight On Fire At Mohawk

September 22, 2017:

The fastest mile time on Thursday's card at Mohawk Racetrack belonged to a rookie pacer, winning for just the second time in six lifetime starts....read on

Northside To Host ATSS Saturday

September 21, 2017:

The Atlantic Sires Stakes race season is quickly drawing to a close, with the final events of the regular season taking place this weekend at Northside Downs....read on

McKelvie To Miss Red Mile Meet

September 21, 2017:

As a result of a snafu with paperwork, Mark McKelvie will not be in the announcer's booth for the two-week Grand Circuit meet at The Red Mile that gets underway on Thursday, Sept. 28....read on

Kamikaze Lindy: Mr. Versatility

September 21, 2017:

Kawartha Downs will host its only Racing Under Saddle race of the season this Saturday night where Kamikaze Lindy will attempt to record his third consecutive victory....read on

Large Animal Rescue Course Offered

September 21, 2017:

Don't let an emergency situation catch you off guard. Having basic training and the right tools at hand can allow you to handle an emergency with the clarity and logic required....read on

Owner's Top Expectations Fulfilled

September 21, 2017:

In the winner's circle at The Red Mile, Daniel Plouffe had the happy look of someone who'd shelled out $120,000 (U.S.) for a horse and just been repaid in full....read on

Saratoga Spotlight On Our Els Dream N

September 23, 2017:

Our Els Dream N became the third Al Annunziata trainee to record a win in the Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel this year....read on

Batavia Open To Noble Legend

September 23, 2017:

Noble Legend looked very sharp on the front end while defeating six top-end trotters as well as an inquiry at the wire to win the $10,500 Open Handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night....read on

All About Madi Goes All The Way

September 22, 2017:

All About Madi made the lead for driver Brian Sears and that was that Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....read on

Billings Wins For Davis, Lee

September 22, 2017:

Harness racing’s greatest traveling road show, the CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series, moved on to Batavia Downs on Friday, September 22 for a pair of races - one on the trot, the other on the pace - both for members in the series eastern region....read on

Grand Circuit Rolls Into Lexington

September 22, 2017:

With 2017 The Little Brown Jug now history, the focus of the Grand Circuit shifts to the Bluegrass State for a fortnight of top quality harness racing at The Red Mile and the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale....read on

Top Flight Angel Returns To Yonkers

September 22, 2017:

It’s a homecoming weekend of sorts, with Yonkers Trot winner Top Flight Angel returning Saturday night (September 23) as the conquering hero....read on

Barn Buggy Bash At Red Mile Round Barn

September 22, 2017:

The iconic Round Barn, adjacent to the Red Mile off South Broadway in Lexington, Ky., is the location for the Barn Buggy Bash on Monday, October 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event is hosted by the Round Barn Stable of Memories and Bayou Bluegrass Catering....read on

Batavia To Host RUS Saturday

September 22, 2017:

The horses and riders of RUS New York will be at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Sept. 23) to compete for a $1,600 purse in a non-betting race that will take place after race seven on the regular live pari-mutuel card....read on

Meadows Returns With Keystone Classic

September 22, 2017:

Following a week’s hiatus, live racing at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino resumes Saturday, (September 23), with a card highlighted by an $86,900 Keystone Classic for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers....read on

Filibuster Hanover Wins The Little Brown Jug

September 21, 2017:

A total of 22 races faced the gate on Thursday, September 21 at the Delaware County Fair in Ohio, and not one was more dramatic than the last dash of the day, the $401,472 second-heat final of the Little Brown Jug for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings....read on

Windsong Lord Rules At Flamboro

September 21, 2017:

After just falling short in the fastest overnight mile of the meet in his last start, Windsong Lord emerged victorious from his test in the Thursday night (Sept. 21) feature at Flamboro Downs....read on

Feature Faves Deliver In Charlottetown

September 21, 2017:

Culpepper did not secure the lead until the second half of the mile but he still demolished his Thursday evening feature rivals at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park....read on

Hodkinson Wins Hall Of Fame Final

September 22, 2017:

The Hall of Fame Amateur Racing Series began last winter in Florida at Pompano Park with subsequent legs contested at Historic Track and the Meadowlands. The culmination of the series was in Delaware, Ohio on Jug Day, September 21. That well-contested final saw Ned Hodkinson and his veteran trotter Mutinyonthebounty rally in the final strides to notch a stunning victory in 1:58.4....read on

Hitman Hill Still Perfect

September 21, 2017:

Last-minute driver change for undefeated two-year-old. New driver uses adjectives "rank and wild" to describe him. Thankfully for his connections, the new driver also called the colt "very talented", and his still-unblemished record spoke to that assessment....read on

Devaux Stays Hot At The Spa

September 21, 2017:

Continuing what has been a tremendous month of September for him, driver Jimmy Devaux piloted winners in both halves of the co-featured trotting races on Thursday’s card at Saratoga Casino Hotel....read on

Batavia Hosts C.K.G. Billings Friday

September 21, 2017:

The 36th season of C. K. G. Billings amateur racing rolls into Batavia Downs on Friday night (Sept. 22) with two divisions (one trot and one pace) going for $5,000 each....read on

Hawthorne Set For Night Of Champions

September 21, 2017:

Saturday evening at Hawthorne will be the culmination of a great season of racing at Hawthorne as the summer harness meet comes to a close this weekend....read on

Caviart Ally Wins The 2017 Jugette

September 20, 2017:

Caviart Ally was sharp at the Delaware County Fair in Ohio on Wednesday (September 20), as the sophomore daughter of Bettors Delight emerged on top in the 2017 Jugette for three-year-old fillies, the sister event to the prestigious Little Brown Jug....read on

Commissioner Has Feel For The Sport

September 21, 2017:

"Racing enjoys an important audience of folks in seersucker suits and fancy hats, drinking champagne. But most racing fans are wearing flip-flops; they have the Form in one hand and a beer in the other."...read on

Diane Twasnick Passes

September 20, 2017:

Longtime racing official Diane Twasnick passed away this morning (September 20) at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ont. after a brief battle with cancer. She was 59....read on

Learn About Racehorse Ownership

September 20, 2017:

This Saturday (September 23) Mohawk Racetrack hosts a free New Owners Seminar with the focus on fractional horse ownership....read on

Bruce Aldrich Jr. Wins 7,000th Race

September 21, 2017:

Often when drivers are on the brink of a dash milestone, they experience a drought. This was the case with Bruce Aldrich Jr., after going nearly a week without a win at Monticello Raceway....read on

Northfield Guarantees Saturday Pick 5

September 20, 2017:

Northfield Park announces the addition of a $7,500 Pick 5 total-pool guarantee to its card on Saturday (September 23)....read on

Frosh Fillies Featured Friday At Vernon

September 20, 2017:

Two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old filly trotters take centre stage at Vernon Downs on Friday (September 22)....read on

Jose Canseco To Hit Homers For Charity

September 20, 2017:

Major league slugger Jose Canseco will participate in a home run derby at Saratoga Casino Hotel during their All-Star Sports Festival this Saturday (Sept. 23)....read on

Don Mattingly To Pocono

September 20, 2017:

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono is proud to announce an appearance with former New York Yankee great Don Mattingly on Saturday, October 21....read on

Hunger Action Month Recognized

September 20, 2017:

September is Hunger Action Month and the food bank is able to feed four people for every $1 they receive. SOA of NY President Joe Faraldo and Executive Director Alex Dadoyan made the cheque presentations along with Empire City Casino CFO Joel Daum at Dan Rooney's Sports Pub....read on

Win A Share In A Racehorse!

September 19, 2017:

Standardbred Canada and Forest City Sales are pleased to announce the Ontario Sires Stakes will sponsor the “Win A Share in A Racehorse” contest in conjunction with the London Selected Yearling Sale on October 14 and 15....read on

Huntsville, Hannelore Hanover To Hoosier

September 20, 2017:

Grand Circuit racing action will return to Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for the third time this season on Friday, September 22 and bring with it some of the top rated horses in North America to compete for more than $1.4 million in purses....read on

Metro, Shes A Great Lady Finals Set

September 19, 2017:

Rookie pacers will be in the spotlight for the $816,000 Metro Pace and $500,000 Shes A Great Lady this Saturday (September 23) at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Brydson, Lawson Lawsuits Settled

September 19, 2017:

The competing lawsuits that were filed by Woodbine Entertainment Group CEO Jim Lawson and Sherry Brydson, the richest woman in Canada, have been settled....read on

William ‘Bill’ Taylor Passes

September 19, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred breeder/owner William P. Taylor of Edson, Alberta passed away on Monday, September 11 at the age of 85....read on

ID Tech’s Last P.E.I. Trip For 2017

September 19, 2017:

If you have a 2017 foal that still needs to be freeze branded on P.E.I., please contact Standardbred Canada’s ID technician Stephen MacLeod as soon as possible, as he is planning his last trip to the island for this year....read on

Hippodrome 3R Race Date Switch

September 19, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Hippodrome 3R has been approved to make an amendment to its race date calendar, and the change will affect an upcoming card of live racing....read on

Juravinski To Hamilton Sports Hall

September 19, 2017:

It has been announced that Canadian Standardbred industry icon Charles ‘Charlie’ Juravinski, the philanthropic founder of Flamboro Downs, will be inducted into the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame next month....read on

Racing Reunion In The Works

September 19, 2017:

Horsepeople from all segments of Ontario harness racing will converge on the Campbellville, Ontario area on Thursday, October 12 for a reunion to renew acquaintances and celebrate the 250th year of horse racing in Canada....read on

Beautiful Debut For The Track On 2

September 18, 2017:

There was an ‘old time county fair’ kind of atmosphere at The Track on 2 in Lacombe, Alberta on Sunday (September 17), as the track's new owner/operators, Kurt and Kyla Belich and Ross Morrison, welcomed approximately 500 people to the races....read on

More West Nile Cases Reported In Ont.

September 18, 2017:

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has announced that five cases of West Nile Virus in equine have been reported to the Ministry since Friday, September 15....read on

Mason Injured, Resting After Surgery

September 18, 2017:

Veteran driver and horseman Steve Mason was sent to the Regional Hospital in Saint John, New Brunswick after a spill at Exhibition Park Raceway this past Saturday (September 16)....read on

Equestrian Canada Breeder Of The Year Presentation Made To Libfeld, Katz

September 18, 2017:

Dan Gall, President & CEO of Standardbred Canada, along with Peggy Hambly, President of Equestrian Canada, made the 2016 Equestrian Canada Breeder of the Year presentation to Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night (September 16)....read on

Three Exhibition Park Dates Cancelled

September 18, 2017:

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission has announced that three upcoming race dates that were scheduled for Exhibition Park Raceway in New Brunswick have been cancelled....read on

Coleman Still Has The Itch

September 18, 2017:

At the age of 90, Merle Coleman has spent a lifetime in the Standardbred racing industry. To this day, one thing has yet to change for the resident of Virden, Manitoba. “When they pull out of [the farm to go to the races], I want to go.”...read on

Summerside Adds Race Date

September 17, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Summerside Raceway has added a race date to its racing calendar....read on

SC Rewind: The One & Only Fan Hanover

September 16, 2017:

In this week's Rewind story Robert Smith remembers the great pacing filly Fan Hanover and reviews parts of her phenomenal three-year racing career....read on

AGCO Health And Safety Bulletin

September 15, 2017:

Further to the February 21, 2017 release of Information Bulletin No. 29 ‘AGCO-Stakeholder Working Groups’, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has established the membership for the Health and Safety Working Group to review and make recommendations for future policy reforms....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

Fraser Downs Qualifying Information

September 14, 2017:

Horsemen at Fraser Downs are reminded that qualifying races will be conducted over the next few weeks in advance of the start of the 2017-18 racing season....read on

Read This Before You Blanket Your Horse

September 14, 2017:

Fall is a popular time for horse owners to go blanket shopping but before you dash out to purchase the latest in equine haute couture or the warmest rug with the most fill, consider what your horse really needs....read on

Standardbred Canada Introduces The Rules Of Racing Committee

September 14, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has organized an industry-wide initiative to review the rules of racing in hopes to create a rule book for every harness racing jurisdiction to adopt and enforce....read on

Yearling Sale Fuels Optimism In Alberta

September 10, 2017:

This year marks the second year in a row that the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association Yearling Sale has shown a strong trend in the upswing of prices in the market for Alberta....read on

Statement From Minister Leal

September 8, 2017:

Jeff Leal, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, has issued a statement following the recent resignation of Greg Walling....read on

Post Time With Dan Gall

September 8, 2017:

The autumn of 2017 signifies the first time that Standardbred Canada has joined another sales company, Forest City Sales, to host a yearling sale....read on / continuer à lire

WDC Handles Smash Previous Records

September 7, 2017:

Bettors made history, as wagering totals on the 2017 World Driving Championship, presented by Standardbred Canada, far exceeded expectations and broke a number of longstanding betting records…read on

Charles ‘Charlie’ Armstrong Passes

September 7, 2017:

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and Standardbred Canada are saddened to learn of the passing of H. Charles Armstrong, at age 96....read on

Walling Resigns As Racing Advisor

September 6, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that Greg Walling has stepped down from an advisory position to Ontario Minister of Agriculture Jeff Leal with respect to the horse racing industry in the province....read on

Quebec Mare Residency Program

September 6, 2017:

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

London Selected Yearling Videos Added

September 4, 2017:

Standardbred Canada has received an influx of yearling videos for the 2017 London Selected Yearling Sale....read on

Appeal Filed To Block Testimony

August 23, 2017:

Reports indicate an appeal has been filed regarding the ruling that would summon a total of 11 individuals -- including former Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan -- to court to testify in a civil claim lodged by a collective of breeders pertaining to the cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program in Ontario....read on

World Trotting Conference Closes With Commitment To The Future

August 19, 2017:

The 2017 World Trotting Conference concluded with its official closing ceremony on Saturday, August 19, at the Delta Prince Edward, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The torch was passed from Canada to Sweden, where the conference will be hosted in 2019....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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